And you, fathers, do not irritate your children, but bring them up in the education and admonition of the Lord.
Honor thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
I beg you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, all to say the same thing and not to have divisions among you, but to be united in the same mind and in the same opinion.
Be kind to one another, sympathetic, forgiving one another just as God in Christ has forgiven you.
If any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to act piously toward their own family and to repay what they owe to their parents and grandparents. For this is pleasing in the sight of God.
If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar. For he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Beloved, we are now children of God and it is not yet plain what we shall be. But we know that if he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
And every one who has this hope set upon Christ purifies himself just as Christ is pure.
If then you, evil though you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give a holy spirit to those who ask him."
If any one does not provide for his own, and especially those of his own household, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 WHEN Jesus had finished these words, he left Galilee and came within that part of Judaea beyond the Jordan.
2 Great crowds followed him and he healed them there.
3 Then some Pharisees came to him to test him. They said, "Is it allowable for a man to divorce his wife for any and every cause?"
4 He replied, "Have you not read that the Creator in the beginning 'made them male and female,'
5 and said, 'For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave to his wife and the two shall become one flesh'?
6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God has yoked together let not man put asunder."
7 They said to him, "Why, then, did Moses command to give a writing of dismissal and divorce her?"
8 He said to them, "Moses, because of your hard-heartedness, permitted you to divorce your wives, but at the beginning it was not so.
9 And I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery."
10 His disciples said to him, "If this is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
11 He said to them, "Not all can receive this word; but only those to whom it is granted.
12 For there are eunuchs so born from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs so made by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let him who is able to receive it receive it."
13 Then some little children were brought to him to have him lay his hands on them and pray. His disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
15 After laying his hands on them, he went away.
16 A man came to him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do to have life eternal?"
17 He said to him, "Why do you ask me about the good? One only is the Good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
18 He said to him, "Which?" Jesus said to him, "Thou shalt not commit murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honor thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
20 The young man said to him, "All these I have kept. What do I lack still?"
21 Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your property and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and then come, follow me."
22 When the young man heard that saying, he went away grieved. For he possessed great wealth.
23 Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you truly, a rich man will with difficulty enter the kingdom of heaven.
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."
25 When the disciples heard this, they were amazed and said, "Who then can be saved?"
26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
27 Then Peter said, "Why, we have left everything and have followed you. What then shall we receive?"
28 Jesus said to him, "I tell you truly, you who have followed me, in the rebirth, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you also will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for my name's sake will receive manifold more and will inherit life eternal.
30 But many now first will be last and many now last will be first.
They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, and your household,"
CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
"Honor your father and your mother." This is the first commandment with a promise,
But each one of you must love his own wife as himself, and the wife must reverence her husband.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, 'male and female made he them.'
7 'Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother
8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder."