King James VersionMatthew19


1 And it came to pass, that when Je­sus had fin­ished these say­ings, he de­part­ed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Ju­daea be­yond Jor­dan; 2 And great mul­ti­tudes fol­lowed him; and he healed them there. 3 The Phar­isees also came unto him, tempt­ing him, and say­ing unto him, Is it law­ful for a man to put away his wife for ev­ery cause? 4 And he an­swered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the be­gin­ning made them male and fe­male, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave fa­ther and moth­er, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Where­fore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What there­fore God hath joined to­geth­er, let not man put asun­der. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then com­mand to give a writ­ing of di­vorce­ment, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses be­cause of the hard­ness of your hearts suf­fered you to put away your wives: but from the be­gin­ning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whoso­ev­er shall put away his wife, ex­cept it be for for­ni­ca­tion, and shall mar­ry an­oth­er, com­mit­teth adul­tery: and whoso mar­ri­eth her which is put away doth com­mit adul­tery. 10 His dis­ci­ples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to mar­ry. 11 But he said unto them, All men can­not re­ceive this say­ing, save they to whom it is giv­en. 12 For there are some eu­nuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eu­nuchs, which were made eu­nuchs of men: and there be eu­nuchs, which have made them­selves eu­nuchs for the king­dom of heaven's sake. He that is able to re­ceive it, let him re­ceive it. 13 Then were there brought unto him lit­tle chil­dren, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the dis­ci­ples re­buked them. 14 But Je­sus said, Suf­fer lit­tle chil­dren, and for­bid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the king­dom of heav­en. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and de­part­ed thence. 16 And, be­hold, one came and said unto him, Good Mas­ter, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eter­nal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt en­ter into life, keep the com­mand­ments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Je­sus said, Thou shalt do no 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, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Je­sus said unto him, If thou wilt be per­fect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have trea­sure in heav­en: and come and fol­low me. 22 But when the young man heard that say­ing, he went away sor­row­ful: for he had great pos­ses­sions. 23 Then said Je­sus unto his dis­ci­ples, Ver­i­ly I say unto you, That a rich man shall hard­ly en­ter into the king­dom of heav­en. 24 And again I say unto you, It is eas­i­er for a camel to go through the eye of a nee­dle, than for a rich man to en­ter into the king­dom of God. 25 When his dis­ci­ples heard it, they were ex­ceed­ing­ly amazed, say­ing, Who then can be saved? 26 But Je­sus be­held them, and said unto them, With men this is im­pos­si­ble; but with God all things are pos­si­ble. 27 Then an­swered Pe­ter and said unto him, Be­hold, we have for­sak­en all, and fol­lowed thee; what shall we have there­fore? 28 And Je­sus said unto them, Ver­i­ly I say unto you, That ye which have fol­lowed me, in the re­gen­er­a­tion when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glo­ry, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judg­ing the twelve tribes of Is­rael. 29 And ev­ery one that hath for­sak­en hous­es, or brethren, or sis­ters, or fa­ther, or moth­er, or wife, or chil­dren, or lands, for my name's sake, shall re­ceive an hun­dred­fold, and shall in­her­it ev­er­last­ing life. 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.