1 Then He arose from there and came into the borders of Judea by the other side of the
Jordan. And multitudes came together to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He
taught them again.
2 And the Pharisees came and asked Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?
3 And He answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?
4 They said, Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her
5 And Jesus answered and said to them, Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote
you this precept.
6 But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.
7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife,
8 and the two shall become one flesh; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 Therefore what God has yoked together, let not man separate.
10 In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
11 So He said to them, Whoever shall put away his wife and marry another commits
adultery against her.
12 And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she commits
13 And they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples
rebuked those who brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, He was indignant and said to them, Let the little children
come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Truly, I say to you, Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child
will by no means enter it.
16 And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them, and blessed them.
17 And as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and
asked Him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 So Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One, God.
19 You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal,
Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother.
20 And he answered and said to Him, Teacher, all these things I have observed from my
21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: Go your
way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven;
and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.
22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions.
23 And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God.
24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God.
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter
into the kingdom of God.
26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, Who then is able to be
27 But Jesus looked at them and said, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.
28 Then Peter began to say to Him, Behold, we have left everything and followed You.
29 So Jesus answered and said, Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or
brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, on account of Me and
30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time; houses and brothers and sisters
and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
32 Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before
them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the
twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that were about to happen to Him:
33 Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the
chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to
34 and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the
third day He will rise again.
35 Then Jacob and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, Teacher, we want
You to do for us whatever we ask.
36 And He said to them, What do you want Me to do for you?
37 They said to Him, Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on
Your left, in Your glory.
38 But Jesus said to them, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup
that I drink, and be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?
39 They said to Him, We are able. So Jesus said to them, You will indeed drink the cup
that I drink, and with the immersion I am immersed with you will be immersed;
40 but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for
whom it has been prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant with Jacob and John.
42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, You know that those who seem to
rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
43 But it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you
shall be your servant.
44 And whoever of you desires to become first shall be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life
a ransom for many.
46 And they came to Jericho. And as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a
great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, Jesus,
Son of David, have mercy on me!
48 And many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, Son of David, have
mercy on me!
49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good courage. Arise, He is calling you.
50 And throwing aside his garment, he arose and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said to him, What do you want Me to do for you? And the
blind man said to Him, My Master, that I may see again.
52 And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you well. And immediately
he saw again and followed Jesus on the road.