Matthew 19:1

Teaching About Divorce

1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from 1Galilee and 2entered 3the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.

Matthew 19:1 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 19:1

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
sayings
Concerning humility, avoiding offences, the methods to be taken in reproving offenders, and the forgiveness that is to be exercised towards them:

he departed from Galilee;
where he had chiefly preached and wrought his miracles, no more to return thither till after his resurrection:

and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan;
that is, to that country which was called "beyond Jordan", and bordered on Judea; coming still nearer and nearer to Jerusalem, where he had told his disciples, a little while ago, he must come, and suffer, and die. Rather, it should be rendered, "on this side Jordan", as also in ( John 1:28 ) for the coasts of Judea were on this side; so (Ndryh rbe) , is rendered in ( Deuteronomy 4:49 )

Matthew 19:1 In-Context

1 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.
2 And 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?"
4 He answered, "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,
5 and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?

Cross References 3

  • 1. Matthew 17:24
  • 2. For ver. 1-9, see Mark 10:1-12
  • 3. Luke 9:51; Luke 17:11; John 10:40; [Matthew 4:25]