Matthew 19:1

1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond 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 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them,Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said,For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?