19 And it came to pass when Jesus ended these words he removed from Galilee and came into the bounds of Judaea beyond the Jordan.
2 And there followed him large multitudes, and he cured them there.
3 And there came unto him Pharisees, testing him, and saying,—Whether is it allowed a man to divorce his wife for every cause?
4 And he answering said—Did ye never read—He who created at the beginning Male and female made them,—
5 and said—For this cause will a man leave his father and his mother, And be united to his wife,—And the two will become one flesh;
6 So that no longer are they two but one flesh, What therefore God hath yoked together Let not a man put asunder.
7 They say unto him—Why then did Moses command, to give a writing of repudiation and to divorce?
8 He saith unto them—Moses in view of your hardness of heart permitted you to divorce your wives; From the beginning however hath it not been done thus.
9 And I say unto you—Whosoever shall divorce his wife saving for unfaithfulness, and shall marry another committeth adultery.
10 The disciples say unto him—If so is the cause of the husband with the wife it is not expedient to marry.
11 But he said unto them—Not all find room for the word, save they to whom it hath been given;
12 For there are eunuchs, who from their mother’s womb were born so, And there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men,—And there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens: He that is able to find room let him find room.
13 Then were brought unto him children,—that he might lay his hands upon them, and pray. And the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said—Suffer the children—and do not hinder them—to come unto me,—For of such is the kingdom of the heavens.
15 And laying his hands upon them, he went his way from thence.
16 And lo! one coming near unto him said, Teacher! what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-abiding?
17 And he said unto him—Why dost thou question me concerning that which is good? There is One that is good! But if thou desirest into life to enter Be keeping the commandments.
18 He saith unto him Which? Jesus said—These: Thou shalt not commit murder, 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—These all have I kept,—What further do I lack?
21 Jesus said unto him—If thou desirest to be perfect Withdraw! sell thy substance and give to the destitute,—And thou shalt have treasure in the heavens; And come! be following me.
22 And the young man hearing this word, went away sorrowing,—for he was holding large possessions.
23 And Jesus said unto his disciples—Verily I say unto you, A rich man with difficulty shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
24 Again I say unto you—Easier is it for a camel through the eye of a needle to enter, Than a rich man—into the kingdom of God.
25 And hearing it the disciples were being struck with the greatest astonishment saying—Who then can be saved?
26 And looking intently Jesus said unto them—With men this is impossible, But with God all things are possible.
27 Then making answer Peter said unto him—Lo! we have left all and followed thee,—What then shall there be for us?
28 And Jesus said unto them—Verily I say unto you, As for you who followed me in the regeneration When the Son of Man shall take his seat on his throne of glory Ye also shall be seated upon twelve thrones, Judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And whosoever left houses or brethren or sisters, or father or mother or children or lands, for sake of my name Manifold shall receive, And life age-abiding shall inherit.
30 But many shall be—First-last and Last-first.