Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 19]




     {Mar 10:1-12 & Mat 19:1-12.}



     19:1 And it happened, when Jesus had completed these words, he took off from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea beyond-that of the Jordan; 19:2 and large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.




     19:3 And the Pharisees came to him, testing him and saying to him, If it is legal to a man to divorce his wife according to every cause.



     19:4 But he answered and said to them, Have youĎ not read, He who made*them, made* them male and female from the beginning.{Gen 1:27, 5:2}19:5 And said, Because of this, a man will be leaving his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will be jointed into one flesh.{Gen 2:24}19:6So-that they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has yoked together; let man not separate.



     19:7 They say to him, Therefore why did Moses command us to give a document of divorcement and to dismiss her? {Deu 24:1-4}



     19:8 He says to them, Moses permitted youĎ to divorce yourĎ wives for yourĎ hardness of heart, but from the beginning it has not become so. 19:9But I am saying to youĎ, Whoever divorces his wife not over{Greek: upon. Or: upon the basis of}fornication, and should marry another, is committing adultery, and he who marries her who has been divorced is committing adultery.{Mat 5:32, Luk 16:18}



     19:10 His disciples say to him, If thus is the case of the man with his wife, it is not advantageous to marry.



     19:11 But he said to them, Not all people will make room for this word in their hearts, but they to whom it has been given: 19:12for* there are eunuchs who were born so out of their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens. He who is able to make room in his heart{i.e. accept this} for it, let him make room for it.




     {Mar 10:13-16 & Mat 19:13-15 & Luk 18:15-17 Peraea.}



     19:13 Then little children were brought to him, in order that he might lay his hands on them and might pray for them, and the disciples rebuked them. 19:14 But Jesus said, AllowĎ the little children, and doĎ not forbid them to come to me; for* of such is the kingdom of the heavens.19:15 And having laid his hands on them, he traveled from there.




     {Mar 10:17-31 & Mat 19:16-20:16 & Luk 18:18-30 Peraea.}



     19:16 And behold, one man came to him and said to him, Good teacher, what good thing should I practice in order that I may have everlasting life?



     19:17 Now he said to him, Why do you call* me good? No one is good except oneС God, but if you wish to enter into everlasting life, keep the commandments.



     19:18 He says to him, What ones?



     Now Jesus said, Do not murder; Do not commit adultery; Do not steal; Do not falsely testify, 19:19Honor your father and mother.{Exo 20:12-16 & Deu 5:16-20}And, You will love* your neighbor like yourself.{Lev 19:18}



     19:20 The young-man says to him, I have observed all these things from my youth. So what am I still lacking?



     19:21 Jesus said to him, If you are willing to be complete, go, sell your possessions and give to thepoor and you will have treasure in heaven and come-here. Follow me.19:22 But when* the young-man heard the word, he went away and was sorrowing; for* he had many properties.




     19:23 Now Jesus said to his disciples, Assuredly I am saying to youĎ, A rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 19:24But again I am saying to youĎ, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.



     19:25 Now when* his disciples heard it, they were being extremely astounded, saying, Who then is able to be saved?



     19:26 But Jesus, looked at them and said to them, This is impossible with men, but all things are possible with God.



     19:27Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have left all and followed you; what then will be left for us?



     19:28 But Jesus said to them, Assuredly I am saying to youĎ, that youĎ who have followed me, whenever the Son of Man sits upon the throne of his glory in the regeneration*, youĎ will also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 19:29And everyone who has left houses or brethren or sisters, or their father or mother or wife, or children or fields, because of my name, will be receiving a hundred-times that, and will be inheriting everlasting life. 19:30But many will be lastwho are first, and first who are last.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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