When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; (Matthew 19:1)

and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. (Matthew 19:2)

Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" (Matthew 19:3)

And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, (Matthew 19:4)

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'? (Matthew 19:5)

"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." (Matthew 19:6)

They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?" (Matthew 19:7)

He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. (Matthew 19:8)

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery." (Matthew 19:9)

The disciples said to Him, "If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry." (Matthew 19:10)

But He said to them, "Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. (Matthew 19:11)

"For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it." (Matthew 19:12)

When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem; (Luke 9:51)


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