1 And he arose thence, and cometh into the borders of :Judæa and beyond the Jordan: and crowds come together unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. 2 And Pharisees came to him, and asked him, if it is lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him. 3 And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you? 4 And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put away. 5 But :Jesus said to them, For your :hardness of heart he wrote you this :commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, Male and female made he them. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his :father and :mother; 8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore :God hath yoked together, let not man put asunder. 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again of this. 11 And he saith to them, Whosoever shall put away his :wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her: 12 and if she herself shall put away her :husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.
13 And they were bringing to him little children, that he touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when :Jesus saw it, he was indignant, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; hinder them not: for of such is the kingdom of :God. 15 Amen I say unto you, Whoso shall not receive the kingdom of :God as a little child, shall in nowise enter therein. 16 And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his :hands upon them.
17 And as he was going forth into the way, one ran to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 18 And :Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, :God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Kill not, Commit no adultery, Steal not, Bear no false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy :father and :mother. 20 And he said to him, Teacher, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 And :Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions. 23 And :Jesus looked about, and saith to his :disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches go into the kingdom of :God! 24 And the disciples were amazed at his :words. But :Jesus answereth again, and saith to them, Children, how hard is it to enter into the kingdom of :God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to go into the kingdom of :God. 26 And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved? 27 :Jesus looked upon them and saith, Impossible with men, but not with God: for all things are possible with :God. 28 :Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 :Jesus said, Amen I say unto you, There is no one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or fields, for my sake, and for the gospel’s sake, 30 but he shall receive hundredfold now in this :season houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and fields, with persecutions; and in all the age to :come eternal life. 31 But many first shall be last; and the last first.
32 And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and :Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things to happen to him, 33 saying, [that] Lo, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of :man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the nations: 34 and they shall mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.
35 And there come near to him James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, saying to him, Teacher, we would thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask thee. 36 And he said to them, What would ye I should do for you? 37 And they said to him, Grant us to sit, one on thy right, and one on thy left, in thy :glory. 38 But :Jesus said to them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39 And they said to him, We can. And :Jesus said to them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall ye be baptized: 40 but to sit on my right or on my left is not mine to give, but for whom it hath been prepared. 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant concerning James and John. 42 And :Jesus called them to him, and saith to them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the nations lord it over them; and their :great exercise authority over them. 43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister; 44 and whosoever would be first among you, shall be bondman of all. 45 For the Son of :man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his :life a ransom for many.
46 And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great crowd, the son of Timæus, Bartimæus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the wayside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Son of David, have mercy on me. 49 And :Jesus stood still, and said, Call ye him. And they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good cheer: rise, he calleth thee. 50 And he, casting away his :garment, sprang up, and came unto :Jesus. 51 And :Jesus answered him, and said, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabbounei, that I may receive my sight. 52 And :Jesus said to him, Go; thy :faith hath made thee whole. And straightway he received his sight, and followed him in the way.