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Matthew Chapter 19 Darby English Bible

Matthew 19:1

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, he withdrew from Galilee, and came to the coasts of Judaea beyond the Jordan;

Matthew 19:2

and great crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

Matthew 19:3

And the Pharisees came to him tempting him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Matthew 19:4

But he answering said [to them], Have ye not read that he who made [them], from the beginning made them male and female,

Matthew 19:5

and said, On account of this a man shall leave father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh?

Matthew 19:6

so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

Matthew 19:7

They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give a letter of divorce and to send [her] away?

Matthew 19:8

He says to them, Moses, in view of your hardheartedness, allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not thus.

Matthew 19:9

But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, not for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery; and he who marries one put away commits adultery.

Matthew 19:10

His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

Matthew 19:11

And he said to them, All cannot receive this word, but those to whom it has been given;

Matthew 19:12

for there are eunuchs which have been born thus from [their] mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs of men; and there are eunuchs who have made eunuchs of themselves for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

Matthew 19:13

Then there were brought to him little children that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.

Matthew 19:14

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and do not hinder them from coming to me; for the kingdom of the heavens is of such:

Matthew 19:15

and having laid his hands upon them, he departed thence.

Matthew 19:16

And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?

Matthew 19:17

And he said to him, What askest thou me concerning goodness? one is good. But if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.

Matthew 19:18

He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

Matthew 19:19

Honour thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 19:20

The young man says to him, All these have I kept; what lack I yet?

Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell what thou hast and give to [the] poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

Matthew 19:22

But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.

Matthew 19:23

And Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, A rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens;

Matthew 19:24

and again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to enter a needle's eye than a rich man into the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:25

And when the disciples heard [it] they were exceedingly astonished, saying, Who then can be saved?

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus, looking on [them], said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:27

Then Peter answering said to him, Behold, *we* have left all things and have followed thee; what then shall happen to us?

Matthew 19:28

And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That *ye* who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit down upon his throne of glory, *ye* also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Matthew 19:29

And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.

Matthew 19:30

But many first shall be last, and last first.