Matthew 19

ERV(i) 1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond Jordan 2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there 3 And there came unto him Pharisees, tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful [for a man] to put away his wife for every cause 4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] from the beginning made them male and female 5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the twain shall become one flesh 6 So that they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder 7 They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away 8 He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery 10 The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry 11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, but they to whom it is given 12 For there are eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, which made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it 13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay 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 unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence 16 And behold, one came to him and said, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life 17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments 18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that 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 the saying, he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions 23 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God 25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved 26 And Jesus looking upon [them] said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible 27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have 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 on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel 29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life 30 But many shall be last [that are] first; and first [that are] last