Matthew 19:10-11

10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.

Matthew 19:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
ESV
10 The disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
NLT
10 Jesus’ disciples then said to him, “If this is the case, it is better not to marry!”
MSG
10 Jesus' disciples objected, "If those are the terms of marriage, we're stuck. Why get married?"
CSB
10 His disciples said to Him, "If the relationship of a man with his wife is like this, it's better not to marry!"

Matthew 19:10-11 In-Context

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 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
10 The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
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, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 13:11; 1Co 7:7-9,17
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