Summer Reading Plan//Day 9 : Matthew 19-20

*edit* don’t forget to read Matthew 17 & 18. They got missed when scheduling the reading!


Chapter 19

1When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;2and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.3SomePharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”4And He answered and said,“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female,5and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”7They *said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?”8He *said to them,“Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.9And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”10The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.”11But He said to them,“Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.12For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”13Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.14But Jesus said,“Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”15After laying His hands on them, He departed from there.16And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”17And He said to him,“Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”18Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said,“You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;19Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”20The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”21Jesus said to him,“If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”22But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.23And Jesus said to His disciples,“Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.24Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”25When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”26And looking at them Jesus said to them,“With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”27Then Peter said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?”28And Jesus said to them,“Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.30But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.

Chapter 20

1“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.2When he had agreed with the laborers for adenarius for the day, he sent them into his vineyard.3And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place;4and to those he said, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ And so they went.5Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did the same thing.6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing around; and he *said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day long?’7They *said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He *said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’8“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard *said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the las tgroup to the first.’9When those hired about the eleventh hour came, each one received adenarius.10When those hired first came, they thought that they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius.11When they received it, they grumbled at the landowner,12saying, ‘These last men have workedonlyone hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.’13But he answered and said to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius?14Take what is yours and go, but I wish to give to this last man the same as to you.15Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with what is my own? Or is your eye envious because I am generous?’16So the last shall be first, and the first last.”17As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelvedisciplesaside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,18“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,19and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucifyHim,and on the third day He will be raised up.”20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.21And He said to her,“What do you wish?”She *said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”22But Jesus answered,“You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?”They *said to Him, “We are able.”23He *said to them,“My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and onMyleft, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”24And hearingthis,the ten became indignant with the two brothers.25But Jesus called them to Himself and said,“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, andtheirgreat men exercise authority over them.26It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,27and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”29As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.30And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”31The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”32And Jesus stopped and called them, and said,“What do you want Me to do for you?”33They *said to Him, “Lord,we wantour eyes to be opened.”34Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

Rachel Trimble