Matthew 19:9-19 NIV

9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."1

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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

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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."

References for Matthew 19:12

    • c 19:12 - Or "have made themselves eunuchs"

      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.

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      18 "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery,9 do not steal, do not give false testimony,

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      19 honor your father and mother,'b10 and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'c "11

      References for Matthew 19:19

        • d 19:19 - Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
        • e 19:19 - Lev. 19:18