P1 A 1,2. The Cause. Miracles wrought. B y 3. Inquiry. To tempt. z 4-6. Answer. Original purpose. B y 7. Inquiry. To tempt further. z 8,9. Answer. Mosaic sufferance. A 10-12. The Consequence. Disciples instructed.
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus (Gr. Iesous is the same as Heb. Yahshua, and means Salvation of Yahaveh, or Yahaveh the Savior) had finished these words (Gr. logos), He withdrew (by sea) from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond Jordan; (Perea, east side of Jordan, from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea.)
2 And great multitudes followed Him; and He healed them there.
3 The Pharisees (See Ats 15:5) also came to Him, trying Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife on account of every cause?"
4 And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read, that He which made them from the beginning made them a male and a female, (See Gen. 1:27. This settles the theory of evolution.)
5 And said, 'For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and the two shall be one flesh?' (This is added by the Lord to Gen. 2:24.)
6 Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. The unity (not "those" [the persons]) therefore God joined together, let not one put asunder." (The converse is also true. See Phil. 1:10)
7 They say to Him, "Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?" (Not until the close of the 40 years. 40 = probation.)
8 He said to them, "Moses having regard to the hardness of your hearts allowed you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. (i.e. from the first constitution down to Moses.)
9 But I say to you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoso marries her which is put away does commit adultery."
10 His disciples say to Him, "If the cause of a husband be so with his wife, it is not profitable to marry." (The condition is hypothetical)
11 But He said to them, "Not all men can receive this saying, save they to whom it has been given.
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of the heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
O2 a 13-. Request for His hands to be laid. b -13. Rebuked by Disciples. b 14. Encouraged by Christ. a 15. Request granted.
13 Then were there brought to Him young children, that He should lay His hands on them, and should pray:
and the disciples reprimanded them.
14 But Jesus said, "Suffer little children (Cp. Mark 10:13-15. Luke 18:16,17), and hinder them not, to come to Me: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
15 And He laid His hands on them, and departed from there.
P2 c1 16. Young Man. Question. "What?" &c. d1 17. The Lord. Answer. "Keep" &c. c2 18-. Young Man. Question. "Which?" &c. d2 -18,19. The Lord. Answer. All. (tenth omitted.) c3 20. Young Man. Question. "What?" &c. d3 21. The Lord. Answer. The tenth enforced. c4 22. Young Man. Question. Went away. d4 23,24. The Lord. Application. c5 25. Disciples. Question. "Who then?" &c. d5 26. The Lord. Answer. God.
16 And, behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have life-age abiding?" (This was to be gained by "doing" in that Dispensation and since the Fall. Cp. Lev. 18:5. Now all is "done", and "eternal life is the gift of God". Rom. 6:23. 1 John 5:11,12)
17 And He said to him, "Why do call you Me good? there is none good but One, that is, God: but if you desire to enter into life, keep the commandments." (All of them. 5:19. Jas. 2:10,11. Deut. 27:26. Ga. 3:10)
18 He said to Him, "Which?" Jesus said, (The Lord in reply, recites 5 (the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 5th), but omits the 10th in order to convict him out of his own mouth when he say he has kept "all these".)
"You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
(Quoted from Ex. 20:12-16)
19 Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Quoted from Lev. 19:18)
20 The young man saith to Him, "All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" (Yes, but not the 10th. Hence the Lord's answer "go and sell", which brought conviction.)
21 Jesus said to him, "If you are willing to be perfect, go and sell your property, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow Me."
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away grieving: for he had many possessions.
23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, "Truly I say to you, That a rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel (with its burden) to pass through the eye of a needle (a small door fixed in a gate and opened after dark. To pass through, the camel must unload. Hence the difficulty of the rich man. He must be unloaded, and hence the proverb, common in the East. In Palestine the "camel"; in the Babylonian Talmud it is the elephant.), than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, "Who then can be saved?"
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." (For eternal life is now "the gift of God" [cp. Rom. 6:23]. See Gen. 18:14)
Q3 C1 e1 19:27. The 1st chosen (John 15:16). The 12. Inquiry. "We". f1 19:28. Agreement with them. 12 Thrones. g1 19:29. Others. D1 19:30. Prophecy. First, last; last, first. C2 e2 20:1. The servants first hired. The 12. The Parable. f2 2. Agreement with them. g2 3-7. Others. (3rd, 6th, 9th, and 11th hours.) D2 8. Prophecy fulfilled. C3 g3 9. Others. The 1st called. Rewarded 1st. f3 10. Agreement with the 1st chosen. e3 11-15. The 1st chosen. Their complaint. D3 16. Prophecy fulfilled. The "many" are 1st (in order). The few are last (in order).
27 Then answered Peter and said to Him, "Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed You; what shall we have therefore?"
28 And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, That you which have followed Me, in the regeneration (= the making of all things new. The restoration of Acts 3:21 = the "when" of the next clause. In Mark 10:30 we have the synonymous expression "the coming age"; thus referring to the future time of reward, and not to the then present time of their following) when the Son of man (see 8:20) shall have taken His seat upon His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (This can have nothing to do with the Church of the Mystery as revealed in the prison epistles.)
29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. (Connect this verse with 20:1)