Geneva Study Bible
(a) Passed over the water out of Galilee into the borders of Judea.
(1) The band of marriage ought not to be broken, unless it is because of fornication.
(b) To send her a bill of divorce; see (Matthew 1:19).
(c) The Greek word conveys "to be glued unto", by which it signifies the union by marriage, which is between man and wife, as though they were glued together.
(d) They who were two become one as it were: and this word "flesh" is figuratively taken for the whole man, or the body, after the manner of the Hebrews.
(e) Has made them yokefellows, as the marriage itself is called a yoke, by a borrowed kind of speech.
(2) Because political laws are adjusted to allow some things, it does not follow that God therefore approves of them.
(f) Being brought about because of the hardness of your hearts.
(g) By a political law, not by the moral law: for the moral law is a perpetual law of God's justice; the other bows and bends as the carpenter's bevel.
(h) Therefore in these days the laws that were made against adulterers were not regarded: for they would have no need of divorce, if the marriage had been severed by punishment of death.
(i) If the matter stands in this way between man and wife, or in marriage.
(3) The gift of celibacy is peculiar, and therefore no man can set a law to himself of perpetual celibacy.
(k) Receive and admit, as by translation we say, that a straight and narrow place is not able to receive many things.
(l) A man can become a eunuch in one of two ways: the first is by castration or emasculation, and the other by natural causes, such as a rupture.
(m) Who abstain from marriage, and live as celibates through the gift of God.
(4) The elect infants and little children are contained in the free covenant of God. (Ed.)
(5) Those who seek to be saved by the law do not even know the law themselves.
(n) The young man did not answer truly in saying that he had kept all the commandments: and therefore Christ sets forth an example of true charity before him, to show the disease that lay lurking in his mind.
(6) Rich men have need of a singular gift of God to escape out of the snares of Satan.
(o) Literally, "it is of less labour".
(p) Theophylact notes, that by this word is meant a cable rope, but Caninius alleges out of the Talmuds that it is a proverb, and the word "Camel" signifies the beast itself.
(7) It is not lost, that is neglected for God's sake.
(q) The regeneration is understood to mean that day when the elect will begin to live a new life, that is to say, when they will enjoy the heavenly inheritance, both in body and soul.
(8) To have begun well, and not to continue unto the end, is not only unprofitable, but also hurts very much.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Matthew 19". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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