1And it was done, when Jesus had ended these words, he passed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea over Jordan.
2And much people pursued him, and he healed them there.
3And the Pharisees came to him, tempting him, and said, whether it be leaveful to [or for] a man to leave [or forsake], his wife, for any cause?
4Which answered, and said to them, have ye not read, for he that made men at the beginning, made them male and female?
5And he said, for this thing a man shall leave father and mother, and he shall draw [or cleave] to his wife; and they shall be twain in one flesh.
6And so they be not now twain, but one flesh. Therefore man separate [or part] not that thing that God hath joined, [or knit together].
7They say to him, What then commanded Moses, to give a libel [or a little book] of forsaking, and to leave off [or forsake]?
8And he said to them, For Moses, for the hardness of your heart, suffered you to leave your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
9And I say to you, that whoever leaveth his wife, but for fornication, and weddeth another, doeth lechery [or adultery]; and he that weddeth the forsaken wife, doeth lechery [or adultery].
10His disciples say to him, If the cause of a man with his wife is so, it speedeth not to be wedded.
11And he said to them, Not all men take this word; but they to which it is given.
12For there be geldings, which be so born of the mother’s womb [or thus born of their mother’s womb]; and there be geldings, that be made of men; and there be geldings, that have gelded themselves, for the kingdom of heavens. He that may take, take he.
13Then little children were brought to him, that he should put [his] hands to them, and pray. And the disciples blamed them.
14But Jesus said to them, Suffer ye that little children come to me, and do not ye forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heavens.
15And when he had put to them hands, he went from thence.
16And lo! one came, and said to him, Good master, what good [thing] shall I do, that I have everlasting life?
17Which saith to him, What askest thou me of good thing? There is one good God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18He saith to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not do man-slaying, thou shalt not do adultery, thou shalt not do theft, thou shalt not say false witnessing;
19worship [or honour] thy father and thy mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20The young man saith to him, I have kept all these things from my youth, what yet faileth to me?
21Jesus saith to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, and sell all things that thou hast, and give to poor men, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, and pursue me.
22And when the young man had heard these words, he went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions.
23And Jesus said to his disciples, I say to you truth, [or Truly I say to you], for a rich man of hard shall enter into the kingdom of heavens.
24And again I say to you, it is lighter [or easier] a camel to pass through a needle’s eye [or the hole of a needle], than a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heavens.
25When these things were heard, the disciples wondered greatly, and said, Who then may be safe?
26Jesus beheld, and said to them, With men this thing is impossible; but with God all things be possible.
27Then Peter answered, and said to him, Lo! we have forsaken all things, and we have pursued thee; what then shall be to us?
28And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that ye that have forsaken all things, and have pursued me, in the regeneration when man’s Son shall sit in the seat of his majesty, [also] ye shall sit on twelve seats, deeming the twelve kindreds of Israel.
29And every man that forsaketh house, [or] brethren or sisters, [or] father or mother, [or] wife or children, or fields, for my name, he shall take an hundredfold, and shall wield ever-lasting life.
30But many shall be, the first the last, and the last the first.