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Matthew 19 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(Mar 10:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:1 - When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:2 - Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:3 - 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?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:4 - “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:5 - 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’[fn]?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:6 - So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:7 - “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:8 - Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:9 - I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:10 - The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:11 - Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:12 - 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.”

The Little Children and Jesus

(Mar 10:13–16; Luk 18:15–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:13 - Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:14 - Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:15 - When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

(Mar 10:17–22; Luk 18:18–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:16 - Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:17 - “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:18 - “Which ones?” he inquired. Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:19 - honor your father and mother,’[fn] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:20 - “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:21 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:22 - When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
(Mar 10:23–31; Luk 18:24–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:23 - Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:24 - Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:25 - When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:26 - Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:27 - Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:28 - Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:29 - And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[fn] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 19:30 - But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
NIV Footnotes
Gen. 1:27
Gen. 2:24
Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
Lev. 19:18
Some manuscripts do not have or wife.

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