Teaching About Divorce
1#Jn 10:40Now when Jesus finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2#Mt 12:15Large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
3#Jn 8:6The Pharisees also came to Him, tempting Him and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?”
4#Ge 1:27; 5:2He answered, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’#Ge 1:27; 5:2. 5#1Co 6:16; Eph 5:31and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’#Ge 2:24.? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”
7#Dt 24:1–4; Mt 5:31They said to Him, “Then why did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to send her away?”#Dt 24:1–4.
8#Ge 2:24He said to them, “Moses, for the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9#Mt 5:32; 1Co 7:39; Lk 16:18But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. And whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
10His disciples said to Him, “If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is not good to marry.”
11#1Co 7:17; Mt 13:11But He said to them, “Not all men can receive this precept, but only those to whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs who have been so from birth, there are some eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are some eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive this, let him receive it.”
Little Children Blessed
Mk 10:13–16; Lk 18:15–17
13Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray. But the disciples rebuked them.
14#Mt 18:3; Lk 18:16–17But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them. For to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” 15He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
The Rich Young Man
Mk 10:17–31; Lk 18:18–30
16#Mt 25:46; Jn 3:15Now one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good deed shall I do to have eternal life?”
17#Lev 18:5; Ro 10:5He replied to him, “Why do you call Me good? There is One who is good. But if you would enter life, keep the commandments.”
18He said to Him, “Which ones?”
Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,#Ex 20:13–16; Dt 5:17–20. 19#Lev 19:18; Mt 22:39; Ex 20:12Honor your father and your mother,#Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16. and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.#Lev 19:18.”
20#Php 3:6The young man said to Him, “All these I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?”
21#Lk 12:33; Ac 2:45Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow Me.”
22#Eze 33:31But when the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful. For he had great possessions.
23#Mt 13:22; Mk 10:23Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly, I say to you that it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24#Mk 10:24–25; Lk 18:25And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
25When His disciples heard this, they were greatly amazed, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
26#Job 42:2; Lk 1:37; Ge 18:14But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
27Then Peter answered Him, “See, we have left everything and followed You. What then shall we have?”
28#Rev 3:21; Mt 25:31Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, in the regeneration, 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. 29#Lk 14:26; Mt 19:16And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for My name’s sake shall receive a hundred times as much and inherit eternal life. 30#Mt 20:16; Mk 10:31But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”