Sawyer(i) 1 (17:1) AND when Jesus had finished these words he departed from Galilee, and came into the bounds of Judea beyond the Jordan; 2 and great multitudes followed him, and he cured them there. 3 And the Pharisees came to him to try him, and said, Is it lawful [for a man] to put away his wife for every cause? 4 And he answered and said, Have you not read that the Creator at the beginning made them male and female? 5 and he said, On this account shall a man leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. 6 So that they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has yoked together, let not man separate. 7 (17:2) They said to him, Why then did Moses command us to give a bill of divorcement, and put her away? 8 He said to them, Moses, on account of your hardness of heart, allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I tell you, that whoever puts away his wife, except for adultery, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her that is put away, commits adultery. 10 (17:3) The disciples said to him, If the case of a man is thus with his wife, it is not expedient to marry. 11 And he said to them, All do not receive this word, but those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs from birth, who were born so from their mother; and there are eunuchs who are made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to receive [this doctrine] let him receive it. 13 (17:4) Then little children were brought to him that he should put his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he put his hands on them and departed thence. 16 (17:5) And behold one came and said to him, Teacher, what good [work] shall I do that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said to him, Why do you ask me of the good? one is the good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He said to him, What? And Jesus said, this; You shall not kill; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not testify falsely; 19 Honor your father and mother; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. 20 The young man said to him, All these have I kept; what do I lack yet? 21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell your property, and give to the poor, and you shall have a treasure in heaven; and come and follow me. 22 And when the young man heard [this] he went away sad, for he had great possessions. 23 (17:6) And Jesus said to his disciples, I tell you truly, that a rich man will enter into the kingdom of heaven with difficulty. 24 And again I tell 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 this, were greatly astonished, and said, Who then can be saved? 26 But Jesus looking on them, said, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27 (17:7) Then Peter answered and said, Behold we have left all and followed you; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said to them, I tell you truly, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, shall yourselves also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel; 29 and whoever has left brothers or sisters, or a father or mother, or children, or lands or houses, for my name's sake, shall receive many times as much, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many first shall be last; and last, first.