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Matej 19:1-30

O braku i rastavi

(Mk 10:1-12; Lk 16:18)

1Kad je Isus završio s govorom, ode iz Galileje u Judeju s istočne strane rijeke Jordana. 2Za njim je pošlo silno mnoštvo te ih je on ondje iscjeljivao.

3Priđu mu neki farizeji pa ga upitaju pokušavajući ga zaskočiti: “Smije li se muž razvesti od žene zbog bilo kojeg razloga?”

4On odgovori: “Niste li u Pismu čitali da ih je Stvoritelj na početku stvorio ‘muškim i ženskim’19:4 Postanak 1:27; 5:2. 5i da je rekao: ‘Čovjek će ostaviti oca i majku da bi se sjedinio sa svojom ženom, i njih će dvoje biti jedno tijelo’?19:5 Postanak 2:24. 6Njih dvoje, prema tome, nisu više dva, nego jedno. Neka dakle nijedan čovjek ne rastavlja one koje je Bog sjedinio!”

7“Zašto je onda Mojsije rekao da muž treba ženi samo napisati otpusnicu pa se može razvesti?”19:7 Ponovljeni zakon 24:1. upitaju.

8Isus im odgovori: “Mojsije je učinio taj ustupak da možete otpustiti svoju ženu zbog vaših tvrdih srca, ali u početku nije bilo tako. 9Ali ja vam kažem: Tko god se razvede od svoje žene, osim zbog njezina bluda—pa se oženi drugom, čini preljub.”19:9 U nekim rukopisima još stoji: I onaj tko se oženi razvedenicom, čini preljub.

10Nato će Isusovi učenici: “Ako je između muža i žene tako, onda je bolje ne ženiti se!”

11“Ne mogu to razumjeti svi, nego samo oni kojima je dano”, reče im Isus. 12“Ima ljudi koji su od rođenja nesposobni za ženidbu, ima ih koje su ljudi za to onesposobili, a neki se dragovoljno odriču ženidbe zaradi nebeskoga kraljevstva. Tko može shvatiti, neka shvati!”

Isus blagoslivlja djecu

(Mk 10:13-16; Lk 18:15-17)

13Tada mu dovodili djecu da na njih stavi ruke i da se pomoli. Učenici su im to priječili. 14Isus im nato reče: “Pustite dječicu k meni i ne tjerajte ih jer takvima pripada nebesko kraljevstvo!” 15Položi na njih ruke, a zatim ode odande.

Isus i bogataš

(Mk 10:17-31; Lk 18:18-30)

16Priđe mu neki čovjek i upita: “Učitelju, koje dobro moram činiti da bih zadobio vječni život?”

17Isus mu reče: “Zašto me pitaš o dobrome? Samo je jedan dobar—Bog! Ali ako želiš ući u život, ispunjaj zapovijedi!”

18“Koje?” upita on.

Isus odgovori: “Ne ubij”, “Ne čini preljub”, “Ne ukradi”, “Ne svjedoči lažno”, 19“Poštuj oca i majku i ljubi bližnjega svoga kao samoga sebe!”19:18-19 Izlazak 20:12-16; Levitski zakonik 19:18; Ponovljeni zakon 5:16-20.

20“Sve sam to činio”, reče mu mladić. “Što mi još nedostaje?”

21“Želiš li biti savršenim,” odgovori Isus, “idi i prodaj sve što imaš, a novac razdijeli siromasima pa ćeš imati blago na nebu. Onda dođi i slijedi me!” 22Kad je mladić to čuo, se ražalosti i ode jer je imao veliki imetak.

23Isus nato reče učenicima: “Zaista vam kažem, teško je bogatašu ući u nebesko kraljevstvo! 24I opet vam kažem: Lakše bi devi bilo provući se kroz iglenu ušicu nego bogatašu ući u Božje kraljevstvo!”

25Učenici se zaprepaste. “Pa tko se onda uopće može spasiti?” pitali su.

26Isus ih pozorno pogleda pa reče: “Ljudima je to potpuno nemoguće, ali ne i Bogu. Ali Bogu je sve moguće!”

27Tada mu Petar reče: “Evo, mi smo sve ostavili da te slijedimo. Što ćemo za to dobiti?”

28Isus odgovori: “Zaista vam kažem, kada ja, Sin Čovječji, sjednem o obnovi svijeta na svoje slavno prijestolje, vi ćete sjesti na dvanaest prijestolja i suditi dvanaest Izraelovih plemena. 29A svatko tko zaradi mene ostavi kuću, ili braću, ili sestre, ili oca, ili majku, ili ženu, ili djecu, ili njive, primit će stostruko i baštiniti vječni život. 30Ali mnogi koji su sada prvi tada će biti na zadnjemu mjestu, a mnogi koje ovdje smatraju zadnjima ondje će biti najveći.”

New International Version - UK

Matthew 19:1-30

Divorce

1When Jesus had finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went into the region of Judea to the other side of the Jordan. 2Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.

3Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?’

4‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,”19:4 Gen. 1:27 5and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”19:5 Gen. 2:24? 6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no-one separate.’

7‘Why then,’ they asked, ‘did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?’

8Jesus replied, ‘Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.’

10The disciples said to him, ‘If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.’

11Jesus replied, ‘Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others – and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.’

The little children and Jesus

13Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

14Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ 15When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

The rich and the kingdom of God

16Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, ‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?’

17‘Why do you ask me about what is good?’ Jesus replied. ‘There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.’

18‘Which ones?’ he enquired.

Jesus replied, ‘ “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19honour your father and mother,”19:19 Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20 and “love your neighbour as yourself.”19:19 Lev. 19:18

20‘All these I have kept,’ the young man said. ‘What do I still lack?’

21Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’

22When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’

25When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ‘Who then can be saved?’

26Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’

27Peter answered him, ‘We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?’

28Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife19:29 Some manuscripts do not have or wife. or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.