ABU(i) 1 AND it came to pass, when Jesus finished these sayings, that he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond the Jordan. 2 And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there. 3 And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answering said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. 6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He says to them: Moses, for your hardness of heart, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, that whoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her when put away, commits adultery. 10 His disciples say to him: If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said to them: Not all can receive this saying, but they to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs, who were so born from the mother's womb; and there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs, who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. 13 Then were brought to him little children, that he might put his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence. 16 And, behold, one came to him and said: Teacher, what good shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And, he said to him: Why dost thou ask me concerning good? One is the Good. But if thou desirest to enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He says to him, Which? Jesus said: Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; 19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man says to him: All these I kept; what do I yet lack? 21 Jesus said to him: If thou desirest to be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 22 But when the young man heard this saying, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus said to his disciples: Verily I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 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. 25 And the disciples, hearing it, were exceedingly amazed, saying: Who then can be saved? 26 But Jesus, looking on them, said to them: With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27 Then Peter answering said to him: Behold, we forsook all, and followed thee; what then shall we have? 28 And Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, that ye who followed me, in the renovation, when the Son of man shall sit on his throne of glory, shall also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one who forsook houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive manifold more, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 But many first will be last, and last first.