Matthew 19
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1Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.1When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;
2And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.2and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
3And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”3Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"
4He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,4And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
5and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?5and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH '?
6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”6"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
7They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?”7They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?"
8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.8He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.
9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”9"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."
10The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”10The disciples said to Him, "If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry."
11But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.11But He said to them, "Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.
12For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”12"For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."
13Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people,13Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
14but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”14But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
15And he laid his hands on them and went away.15After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.
16And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”16And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"
17And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.”17And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
18He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,18Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;
19Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”19HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
20The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?”20The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?"
21Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”21Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
22When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.22But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
23And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.23And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”24"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 the kingdom of God."
25When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”25When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"
26But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”26And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
27Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?”27Then Peter said to Him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?"
28Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.28And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.29"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
30But many who are first will be last, and the last first.30"But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
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