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Matthew 19 1 After Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went southward to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River.
Matthew 19 2 Vast crowds followed him there, and he healed their sick.
Matthew 19 3 Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: "Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for any reason?"
Matthew 19 4 "Haven't you read the Scriptures?" Jesus replied. "They record that from the beginning 'God made them male and female.'
Matthew 19 5 And he said, 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.'
Matthew 19 6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together."
Matthew 19 7 "Then why did Moses say a man could merely write an official letter of divorce and send her away?" they asked.
Matthew 19 8 Jesus replied, "Moses permitted divorce as a concession to your hard-hearted wickedness, but it was not what God had originally intended.
Matthew 19 9 And I tell you this, a man who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery--unless his wife has been unfaithful. "
Matthew 19 10 Jesus' disciples then said to him, "Then it is better not to marry!"
Matthew 19 11 "Not everyone can accept this statement," Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps.
Matthew 19 12 Some are born as eunuchs, some have been made that way by others, and some choose not to marry for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let anyone who can, accept this statement."
Matthew 19 13 Some children were brought to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. The disciples told them not to bother him.
Matthew 19 14 But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."
Matthew 19 15 And he put his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.
Matthew 19 16 Someone came to Jesus with this question: "Teacher, what good things must I do to have eternal life?"
Matthew 19 17 "Why ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "Only God is good. But to answer your question, you can receive eternal life if you keep the commandments."
Matthew 19 18 "Which ones?" the man asked. And Jesus replied: "'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not testify falsely.
Matthew 19 19 Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
Matthew 19 20 "I've obeyed all these commandments," the young man replied. "What else must I do?"
Matthew 19 21 Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Matthew 19 22 But when the young man heard this, he went sadly away because he had many possessions.
Matthew 19 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 19 24 I say it again--it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"
Matthew 19 25 The disciples were astounded. "Then who in the world can be saved?" they asked.
Matthew 19 26 Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible."
Matthew 19 27 Then Peter said to him, "We've given up everything to follow you. What will we get out of it?"
Matthew 19 28 And Jesus replied, "I assure you that when I, the Son of Man, sit upon my glorious throne in the Kingdom, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Matthew 19 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will have eternal life.
Matthew 19 30 But many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then.
Matthew 20 1 "For the Kingdom of Heaven is like the owner of an estate who went out early one morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
Matthew 20 2 He agreed to pay the normal daily wage and sent them out to work.
Matthew 20 3 "At nine o'clock in the morning he was passing through the marketplace and saw some people standing around doing nothing.
Matthew 20 4 So he hired them, telling them he would pay them whatever was right at the end of the day.
Matthew 20 5 At noon and again around three o'clock he did the same thing.
Matthew 20 6 At five o'clock that evening he was in town again and saw some more people standing around. He asked them, 'Why haven't you been working today?'
Matthew 20 7 "They replied, 'Because no one hired us.'"The owner of the estate told them, 'Then go on out and join the others in my vineyard.'
Matthew 20 8 "That evening he told the foreman to call the workers in and pay them, beginning with the last workers first.
Matthew 20 9 When those hired at five o'clock were paid, each received a full day's wage.
Matthew 20 10 When those hired earlier came to get their pay, they assumed they would receive more. But they, too, were paid a day's wage.
Matthew 20 11 When they received their pay, they protested,
Matthew 20 12 'Those people worked only one hour, and yet you've paid them just as much as you paid us who worked all day in the scorching heat.'
Matthew 20 13 "He answered one of them, 'Friend, I haven't been unfair! Didn't you agree to work all day for the usual wage?
Matthew 20 14 Take it and go. I wanted to pay this last worker the same as you.
Matthew 20 15 Is it against the law for me to do what I want with my money? Should you be angry because I am kind?'
Matthew 20 16 "And so it is, that many who are first now will be last then; and those who are last now will be first then."
Matthew 20 17 As Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him.
Matthew 20 18 "When we get to Jerusalem," he said, "the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die.
Matthew 20 19 Then they will hand him over to the Romans to be mocked, whipped, and crucified. But on the third day he will be raised from the dead."
Matthew 20 20 Then the mother of James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus with her sons. She knelt respectfully to ask a favor.
Matthew 20 21 "What is your request?" he asked. She replied, "In your Kingdom, will you let my two sons sit in places of honor next to you, one at your right and the other at your left?"
Matthew 20 22 But Jesus told them, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of sorrow I am about to drink?Oh yes," they replied, "we are able!"
Matthew 20 23 "You will indeed drink from it," he told them. "But I have no right to say who will sit on the thrones next to mine. My Father has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen."
Matthew 20 24 When the ten other disciples heard what James and John had asked, they were indignant.
Matthew 20 25 But Jesus called them together and said, "You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them.
Matthew 20 26 But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,
Matthew 20 27 and whoever wants to be first must become your slave.
Matthew 20 28 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many."
Matthew 20 29 As Jesus and the disciples left the city of Jericho, a huge crowd followed behind.
Matthew 20 30 Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
Matthew 20 31 The crowd told them to be quiet, but they only shouted louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
Matthew 20 32 Jesus stopped in the road and called, "What do you want me to do for you?"
Matthew 20 33 "Lord," they said, "we want to see!"
Matthew 20 34 Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.