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Matthew 19:1-12 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into 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 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" 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 And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created 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 no man 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 to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND 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, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. 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 immorality, and marries another woman 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 the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, 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 all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been 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 were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept 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."