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19 Now kai ginomai when hote Jesus Iēsous had finished teleō · ho · ho these houtos sayings logos, he left metairō · ho Galilee Galilaia and kai went erchomai to eis the ho region horion of ho Judea Ioudaia beyond peran the ho Jordan Iordanēs River. · kai Large polys crowds ochlos followed akoloutheō him autos, and kai he healed therapeuō them autos there ekei.

· kai Some Pharisees Pharisaios came proserchomai to him autos and kai tested peirazō him autos by asking legō, “Is it lawful for a man anthrōpos to divorce apolyō · ho his autos wife gynē for kata any pas cause aitia?” He ho · de answered apokrinomai, saying legō, “ Have you not ou read anaginōskō that hoti he ho who created ktizō them from apo the beginning archē made poieō them autos male arsēn and kai female thēlys?’” And kai he added legō, “For this reason houtos a man anthrōpos will leave kataleipō his ho father patēr and kai · ho mother mētēr and kai be joined kollaō to ho his autos wife gynē, and kai the ho two dyo will become eimi one heis flesh sarx.’ So hōste then they are eimi no ouketi longer two dyo, but alla one heis flesh sarx. Therefore oun what hos · ho God theos has joined syzeugnymi together , no one anthrōpos must separate chōrizō.” Why tis then oun,” they asked legō, “ did Moses Mōysēs command entellō that a certificate biblion of divorce apostasion be given didōmi before kai she autos be sent apolyō away ?” Jesus replied legō to them autos, “ Moses Mōysēs allowed epitrepō you hymeis to divorce apolyō your hymeis wives gynē because pros of the ho hardness sklērokardia of your hymeis hearts ; · ho but de it was ginomai not ou that way houtōs from apo the beginning archē. But de I say legō to you hymeis, whoever hos an divorces apolyō · ho his autos wife gynē, except for epi sexual porneia immorality , and kai marries gameō another allos, commits moichaō adultery .” 10 The ho disciples mathētēs said legō to him autos, “ If ei such houtōs is eimi the ho case aitia of ho a man anthrōpos with meta his ho wife gynē, it is better sympherō not ou to marry gameō.” 11 Jesus ho · de replied legō to them autos, “ Not ou everyone pas can accept chōreō · ho this houtos statement logos, but alla only those hos to whom it is given didōmi. 12 For gar there are eimi eunuchs eunouchos who hostis have been gennaō that way houtōs from ek their mother’ s mētēr womb koilia, and kai there are eimi eunuchs eunouchos who hostis were made eunuchs by hypo · ho others anthrōpos, and kai there are eimi eunuchs eunouchos who hostis made themselves heautou eunuchs for dia the sake of the ho kingdom basileia of ho heaven ouranos. The ho one who is able dynamai to accept chōreō this should accept chōreō it.”

13 Then tote children paidion were brought prospherō to Jesus autos so hina that he might lay epitithēmi his ho hands cheir on epitithēmi them autos and kai pray proseuchomai, but de the ho disciples mathētēs rebuked epitimaō those who brought them autos. 14 · ho But de Jesus Iēsous said legō, “ Let aphiēmi the ho children paidion come erchomai to pros me egō and kai do not try to prevent kōlyō them autos, · ho for gar the ho kingdom basileia of ho heaven ouranos belongs eimi to such toioutos as these .” 15 And kai he placed epitithēmi his ho hands cheir on them autos and went poreuō on his way ekeithen.

16 · kai A heis young man came proserchomai up to Jesus autos and asked legō, “ Teacher didaskalos, what tis good agathos thing must I do poieō so hina that I may have echō eternal aiōnios life zōē?” 17 And de Jesus ho replied legō to him autos, “ Why tis do you ask erōtaō me egō about peri what ho is good agathos? There is eimi only one heis who ho is good agathos. If ei · de you want thelō to enter eiserchomai · ho life zōē, keep tēreō the ho commandments entolē.” 18  Which ones poios?” he inquired legō. · ho And de Jesus Iēsous said legō, · ho “‘ Do not ou murder phoneuō, Do not ou commit moicheuō adultery , Do not ou steal kleptō, Do not ou give pseudomartyreō false testimony , 19 Honor timaō your ho father patēr and kai · ho mother mētēr, and kai, Love agapaō · ho your sy neighbor plēsion as hōs yourself seautou.” 20 The ho young man neaniskos said legō to him autos, “ All pas these houtos I have kept phylassō. What tis do I still eti lack hystereō?” 21 Jesus Iēsous said phēmi to him autos, · ho If ei you want thelō to be eimi perfect teleios, go hypagō and sell pōleō your sy · ho possessions hyparchō and kai give didōmi to the ho poor ptōchos, and kai you will have echō treasure thēsauros in en heaven ouranos; then kai come deuro, follow akoloutheō me egō.” 22 But de when the ho young man neaniskos heard akouō this ho logos, he went aperchomai away greatly distressed lypeō, for gar he had echō many polys possessions ktēma.

23 · ho And de Jesus Iēsous said legō to ho his autos disciples mathētēs, “ I tell legō you hymeis the truth amēn, only with difficulty dyskolōs will a rich plousios person enter eiserchomai the ho kingdom basileia of ho heaven ouranos. 24 Again palin · de I say legō to you hymeis, it is eimi easier eukopos for a camel kamēlos to go dierchomai through dia the eye trypēma of a needle rhaphis than ē for someone who is rich plousios to enter eiserchomai the ho kingdom basileia of ho God theos.” 25 When the ho disciples mathētēs heard akouō · de this, they were greatly sphodra astounded ekplēssō and said legō, “ Who tis then ara can dynamai be saved sōzō?” 26 Jesus Iēsous looked emblepō straight at · de · ho them autos and said legō, “ With para man anthrōpos this houtos is eimi impossible adynatos, but de with para God theos all pas things are possible dynatos.”

27 Then tote Peter Petros responded apokrinomai, · ho saying legō to him autos, “ See idou, we hēmeis have left aphiēmi everything pas and kai followed akoloutheō you sy. What tis then ara will there be eimi for us hēmeis?” 28 · ho · de Jesus Iēsous said legō to them autos, “ I tell legō you hymeis the truth amēn that hoti in en the ho new age palingenesia, when hotan the ho Son hyios of ho Man anthrōpos is seated kathizō on epi his autos glorious doxa throne thronos, you hymeis who ho have followed akoloutheō me egō will also kai sit kathēmai on epi twelve dōdeka thrones thronos judging krinō the ho twelve dōdeka tribes phylē of ho Israel Israēl. 29 And kai everyone pas who hostis has left aphiēmi houses oikia or ē brothers adelphos or ē sisters adelphē or ē father patēr or ē mother mētēr or ē children teknon or ē lands agros for · ho my egō name’ s onoma sake will receive lambanō a hundredfold hekatontaplasiōn and kai will inherit klēronomeō eternal aiōnios life zōē. 30 But de many polys will be eimi first prōtos who were last eschatos, and kai last eschatos who were first prōtos.

Teaching About Divorce

19 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from (A)Galilee and (B)entered (C)the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And (D)large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

And Pharisees came up to him and (E)tested him by asking, (F)“Is it lawful to divorce one's wife for any cause?” He answered, (G)“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, (H)‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and (I)the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. (J)What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to him, (K)“Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” He said to them, “Because of your (L)hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. (M)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”[a]

10 The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” 11 But he said to them, (N)“Not everyone can receive this saying, but only (O)those to (P)whom it is given. 12 For 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 (Q)for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

Let the Children Come to Me

13 (R)Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples (S)rebuked the people, 14 but Jesus said, (T)“Let the little children (U)come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.

The Rich Young Man

16 (V)And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to (W)have (X)eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. (Y)If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, (Z)“You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, (AA)You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, (AB)“All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be (AC)perfect, go, (AD)sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have (AE)treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 (AF)When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, (AG)only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 (AH)Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter (AI)the kingdom of God.” 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” 26 But Jesus (AJ)looked at them and said, (AK)“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, (AL)we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world,[b] (AM)when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me (AN)will also sit on twelve thrones, (AO)judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 (AP)And 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[c] and will (AQ)inherit eternal life. 30 But (AR)many who are (AS)first will be last, and the last first.


  1. Matthew 19:9 Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery
  2. Matthew 19:28 Greek in the regeneration
  3. Matthew 19:29 Some manuscripts manifold