1Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. (Mt 4:25; Mt 17:24; Mr 10:1; Lu 9:51; Lu 17:11; Joh 10:40)2And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. (Mt 12:15)3And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” (Mt 5:31; Joh 8:6)4He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, (Ge 1:27; Ge 2:18; Ge 2:21; Ge 5:2; Mt 21:16)5and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? (Ge 2:24; Mal 2:15; 1Co 6:16; Eph 5:31)6So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (1Co 7:10)7They said to him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” (De 24:1)8He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. (Mr 3:5; Mr 6:52; Mr 16:14; Heb 3:8)9And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
1. Some manuscripts add and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery; other manuscripts except for sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery
 (Mt 5:32)10The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”11But he said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. (Mt 13:11; Mt 20:23; 1Co 7:2; 1Co 7:7; 1Co 7:17)12For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.” (1Co 7:32)
Let the Children Come to Me
13Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, (Mr 10:13; Mr 10:48; Lu 18:15)14but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 18:3; Mr 9:39)15And he laid his hands on them and went away.
 when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Mt 16:27; Lu 22:30; 1Co 6:2; Re 3:21)29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold