Matthew 19:9-19 (New International Version)

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9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."1 10 The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry." 11 Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.2 12 For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriagea because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

The Little Children and Jesus

19:13-15pp -- Mk 10:13-16; Lk 18:15-17

13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them3 and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs4 to such as these."5 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

The Rich Young Man

19:16-29pp -- Mk 10:17-30; Lk 18:18-30

16 Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life6?"7 17 "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments."8 18 "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery,9 do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,'b10 and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'c "11
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