Matthew 19 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 1 When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan.
2 Large crowds followed him, and he cured them there. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?" 3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?"
4 He answered, "Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning "made them male and female,' 4 "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'
5 and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'? 5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ?
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate." 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
7 They said to him, "Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?" 7 "Why then," they asked, "did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?"
8 He said to them, "It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 8 Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery." 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
10 His disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." 10 The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry."
11 But he said to them, "Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. 11 Jesus replied, "Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.
12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can." 12 For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."
13 Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; 13 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." 14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
15 And he laid his hands on them and went on his way. 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
16 Then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?" 16 Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?"
17 And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." 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."
18 He said to him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 18 "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony,
19 Honor your father and mother; also, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 19 honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.' "
20 The young man said to him, "I have kept all these; what do I still lack?" 20 "All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
21 Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." 21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
22 When the young man heard this word, he went away grieving, for he had many possessions. 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, "Then who can be saved?" 25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, "Who then can be saved?"
26 But Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible." 26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
27 Then Peter said in reply, "Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?" 27 Peter answered him, "We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?"
28 Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 28 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
30 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.