After arriving in Judea
when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea abeyond
Healing the following crowd
great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
Further temptation by the fundamentalists
some Pharisees came to Him, 1btesting
Him and saying, Is it lawful for a man to 2divorce
his wife for any cause?
He answered and said, Have you anot
read that 1He
who bcreated them
from the beginning made them male and female,
said,"For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall be ajoined
to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh''?
then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has yoked together, let man not aseparate
said to Him, Why then did Moses 1command us
to give her
of divorce and divorce her?
said to them, Moses, because of your ahardness
of heart, allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the 1beginning
it has not been so.
I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for 1fornication
, and marries another, commits aadultery
he who marries her who has been divorced commits adultery.
disciples said to Him, If the case of the man with his wife is 1like
this, it is not profitable to marry.
He said to them, 1Not
all men can 2accept
this word, but only those
to whom it has been agiven
there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs 1who
made themselves eunuchs abecause
of the 2kingdom
of the heavens. He who can accept it,
let him accept it.
Laying hands on the children
little children were brought to Him that He might lay His hands on them and pray, but the disciples brebuked
Jesus said, Allow the little children and do not prevent them from coming to Me, for aof 1such
is the kingdom of the heavens.
after He laid His hands on them, He went on from there.
The way for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
behold, someone came to Him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may 1have beternal
He said to him, Why do you ask Me concerning what is good? There is only 1One who is 2agood
. But if you want to 3benter
into life, 4ckeep
said to Him, Which ones? And Jesus said,"You shall anot
murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness;
your father and mother; and you shall blove
your neighbor as yourself.''
young man said to Him, All these things I have kept. What do I still lack?
said to him, If you want to be 1aperfect
, go, bsell
your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have ctreasure
in the heavens; and come, 2dfollow
the young man, hearing this word, went away 1sorrowing
, for he had many possessions.
Jesus said to His disciples, Truly I say to you, Only
with difficulty will a brich
man enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
again I say to you, It is 1easier
for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the akingdom
when the disciples heard this,
they were greatly astonished and said, Who then can be 1saved
looking upon them,
Jesus said to them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are 1apossible
The reward of the kingdom
Peter answered and said to Him, Behold, we have left all and afollowed
You. What then will there be for us?
Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that you who have followed Me, in the 1arestoration
, when the bSon
of Man sits on the cthrone
of His glory, you also shall dsit
on twelve thrones, 2ejudging
the twelve tribes of Israel.
everyone who has left houses or abrothers
or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for My name's sake shall 1receive 2a
hundred times as much and shall 3inherit beternal
will be last, and many