Now it came to pass when Jesus had finished speaking these sayings He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And they followed Him great multitudes, and He healed them there.
And also came to Him the Pharisees testing Him and saying to Him; «Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?»
And He answered and said to them; «Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning male and female He made them and 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?» So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate».
They said to Him; «Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce and to put her away?» He said to them; «Moses because of the hardness of your hearts permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it was not so.
And I say to you whoever divorces his wife except for sexual immorality and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery».
They said to Him His disciples; «If such is the situation of the man with his wife, it is not advantageous to marry». But He said to them; «Not all men can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given;
for there are eunuchs who from their mother's womb were born that way. And there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it let him receive it».
Then were brought to Him little children, that He may lay on them His hands and pray; but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said; «Let the little children and do not forbid them come to Me; for belongs to ones like these the kingdom of heaven». And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
And behold, one came and said to Him; «Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do in order to have eternal life?» And He said to him; «Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments».
He said to Him; «Which ones?» And Jesus said; «You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and your mother, and love your neighbor as yourself».
The young man said to Him; «All these things I have kept from my youth; what do I still lack?» Jesus said to him; «If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come follow Me».
Then Jesus said to His disciples; «Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter in the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to pass through than for a rich man in the kingdom of God to enter».
And when they heard this His disciples they were greatly astonished saying; «Who then can be saved?» But Jesus looked at them and said to them; «By human resources this is impossible, but with God all things are possible».
Then answering Peter said to Him; «See, we have left everything and followed You; therefore what shall we have?» So Jesus said to them; «Assuredly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration, when He sits the Son of Man on the throne of His glory, will also sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.