it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the
coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he
healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him,
and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put
away his wife for every cause?
19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not
read, that he which made them at the beginning made
them male and female,
19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave
father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and
they twain shall be one flesh?
19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one
flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let
not man put asunder.
19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command
to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her
19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the
hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away
your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away
his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall
marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso
marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
19:10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the
man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
19:11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive
this saying, save they to whom it is given.
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born
from their mother's womb: and there are some
eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there
be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for
the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to
receive it, let him receive it.
19:13 Then were there brought unto him little
children, that he should put his hands on them, and
pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and
forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed
19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good
Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have
19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me
good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but
if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou
shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false
19:19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things
have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect,
go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and
19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he
went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I
say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter
into the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a
rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were
exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
With men this is impossible; but with God all things
19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold,
we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall
we have therefore?
19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, That ye which have followed me, in the
regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the
throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife,
or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall
receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the
last shall be first.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 19