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19 When Jesus had finished this instruction, x He departed from Galilee and went to the region of Judea across the Jordan. y 2 Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. z 3 Some * Pharisees approached Him to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?” a
“For this reason a man will leave
his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
7 “Why then,” they asked Him, “did Moses command us to give divorce papers g and to send her away?”
8 He told them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts. But it was not like that from the beginning. 9 And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” h i
10 His disciples j said to Him, “If the relationship of a man with his wife is like this, it’s better not to marry!”
11 But He told them, “Not everyone can accept this saying, but only those it has been given k to. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb, there are eunuchs who were made by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves that way because of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.”
13 Then children were brought to Him so He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them. l 14 Then Jesus said, “Leave the children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to Me, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this.” m n 15 After putting His hands on them, He went on from there.
Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness; t
20 “I have kept all these,” w the young man told Him. “What do I still lack?”
23 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “* I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! z 24 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 the kingdom of God.” a
26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” b
28 Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age, c d when the * Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, e you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, f children, or fields because of My name will receive 100 times more and will inherit eternal life. g 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first. h
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