19:1 And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these
sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of
Judea, beyond Jordan:
19:2 And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them
19:3 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to
him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every
19:4 And he answered and said to them, Have ye not read, that he
who 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 two shall be one
19:6 Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore
what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
19:7 They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
19:8 He saith to 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 to you, Whoever shall put away his wife, except
for lewdness, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and
whoever marrieth her who is put away, committeth adultery.
19:10 His disciples say to him, If the case of the man is so
with [his] wife, it is not good to marry.
19:11 But he said to them, All [men] cannot receive this saying,
save [they] to whom it is given.
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, who were so born from [their]
mothers womb: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs
by men: and there are eunuchs, who 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 brought to him little children, that he should
put [his] hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them
not to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And he laid [his] hands on them, and departed thence.
19:16 And behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said to 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 to him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no
murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19:19 Honor thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself.
19:20 The young man saith to him, All these things have I kept
from my youth: what lack I yet?
19:21 Jesus said to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell
what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have
treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.
19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
19:23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I say to you,
that a rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of
19:24 And again I say to 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 to them, With men this
is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
19:27 Then answered Peter, and said to him, Behold, we have
forsaken all, and followed thee? what shall we have therefore?
19:28 And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, that ye who
have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall
sit on 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 a hundred-fold, and shall
inherit everlasting life.
19:30 But many [that are] first shall be last, and the last
[shall be] first.