19:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan.
2 And many multitudes followed him, and he cured them there.
3 And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said: Have you not read that the Creator at the beginning made them male and female?
5 and said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.
6 So then no longer are they two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce and put her away?
8 He said to them: Moses because of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
9 But I say to you: Whoever puts away his wife unless for lewdness, and marries another, commits adultery.
10 The disciples say to him: If such is the case of the man with the wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said to them: All cannot receive this saying, but those to whom it is given.
12 For there are eunuchs who were born so from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of the heavens. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
13 Then were brought to him little children, that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said to them: Let the little children alone and forbid them not to come to me; for to such belongs the kingdom of the heavens.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
16 And behold, one came to him and said: Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said to him: Why dost thou ask me about the good? One is good. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 Which said he. And Jesus said: Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false testimony.
19 honor thy father and thy mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
20 The young man says to him: All these have I kept; what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell thy goods, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come follow me.
22 And hearing it, the young man went away grieved; for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus said to his disciples: Verily I say to you, that a rich man will with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
24 But again I say to you that it is easier for a camel to enter in through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
25 And the disciples hearing it were greatly astonished, saying: Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus looked on them and said to them: With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
27 Then Peter answered and said to him: Behold, we have left all and followed thee: what therefore shall we have?
28 And Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you yourselves also shall sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that has left brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, or houses, for the sake of my name, shall receive many times more and shall inherit eternal life.
30 But many first shall be last and last first.