THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Jesus teaches about marriage and divorce—Eternal life is for those who keep the commandments—The Twelve Apostles shall judge the house of Israel.
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;
And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
¶ The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to aput
away his wife for every cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which amade them
at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall acleave
to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath ajoined
together, let not man bput
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a awriting
, and to put her away?
He saith unto them, Moses because of the ahardness
of your hearts suffered you to put away your bwives
: but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be
, and shall marry another, committeth badultery
: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
¶ His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
¶ Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his ahands
on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked bthem
But Jesus said, aSuffer
, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have aeternal
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is
but one, that is,
God: but if thou wilt enter into blife
, keep the ccommandments
He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no amurder
, Thou shalt not commit badultery
, Thou shalt not csteal
, Thou shalt not bear dfalse
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be aperfect
, go and
sell that thou hast, and bgive
to the cpoor
, and thou shalt have dtreasure
in heaven: and come and efollow
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had agreat
¶ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a arich
man shall bhardly
enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a arich
man to enter into the kingdom of God.
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Jesus beheld them,
and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are bpossible
¶ Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the aregeneration
when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, bjudging
the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that hath aforsaken
houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my bname
’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit ceverlasting
But many that are afirst
shall be last; and the last shall be