Matthew 19 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered 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 and large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. 2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful to divorce one's 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 he who made them from 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. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder." 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 one to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?" 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, "For your hardness of heart 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 The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is not expedient 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 all men can receive this saying, 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 men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it." 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 children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people; 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 children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." 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 away. 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, "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? One there is who is good. If you would enter 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?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, 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, and, 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, "All these I have observed; 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 would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and 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 he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. 22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man 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 a rich man 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 astonished, saying, "Who then 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 to them, "With men this is impossible, but with 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, "Lo, we have left everything and followed you. What then shall 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 say to you, in the new world, when the Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, 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 every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and 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 that are first will be last, and the last first. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.