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Matthew 19:3–30

The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”

And He answered and said to them, Have you not read that He who 1made them at the beginning cmade them male and female,’ and said, dFor this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and ethe two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

They said to Him, f“Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”

He said to them, Moses, because of the ghardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your hwives, but from the beginning it was not so. iAnd I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for 2sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

10 His disciples said to Him, j“If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”

11 But He said to them, kAll cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given: 12 For there are 3eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and lthere are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

13 mThen little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for nof such is the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

Rich Young Ruler

Mark 10:17–27; Luke 18:18–27

16 oNow behold, one came and said to Him, p“Good 4Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

17 So He said to him, 5Why do you call Me good? 6No one is qgood but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, rkeep the commandments.”

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

Jesus said, s“ You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 tHonor your father and your mother,’ and, uYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have vkept 7from my youth. What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus said to him, If you want to be perfect, wgo, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, Assuredly, I say to you that xit is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 And 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.”

25 When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, With men this is impossible, but ywith God all things are possible.”

The Apostles’ Reward

Mark 10:28–30; Luke 18:28–30

27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, zwe have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”

28 So Jesus said to them, Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, ayou who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 bAnd everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother 8or wife or children or 9lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 cBut many who are first will be last, and the last first.

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