1 AND he spoke also a parable to them, that men ought to pray at all times, and not to faint; 2 saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city, who feared not God and regarded not man. 3 And there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Give me judgment against my adversary.
4 And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, Though I fear not God and regard not man, 5 yet because this widow makes me trouble I will give her judgment, that she may not vex me by her continual coming.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God execute the judgment of his elect, who cry day and night to him, even though he waits long on them? 8 I tell you, he will execute their judgment speedily. But when the Son of man comes will he find faith on the earth?
9 And he also spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up to the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, offered this prayer; God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican; 12 I fast twice a week; I tithe all I acquire.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God, be propitious to me a sinner. 14 I tell you this man went down to his house justified rather than that; for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
15 And they brought him also infants, that he should touch them; and the disciples seeing it reproved them. 16 But Jesus calling them, said, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 I tell you truly, that whoever receives not the kingdom of God as a little child, shall by no means enter into it.
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, God. 20 You know the commandments; You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not testify falsely, Honor your father and your mother.
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth.
22 And Jesus hearing it, said to him, One thing you yet want; sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have a treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.
23 And when he heard these things he was sad; for he was very rich.
24 And Jesus seeing him, said, With what difficulty do those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And those hearing him, said, And who can be saved?
27 And he said, Things impossible with man are possible with God.
28 And Peter said, Behold, we have left our [property] and followed you.
29 And he said to them, I tell you truly, that there is no one who has left a house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children, on account of the kingdom of God, 30 who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the life to come eternal life.
31 AND Jesus took the twelve aside, and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things written by the prophets concerning the Son of man will be finished. 32 For he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and be mocked, and injuriously treated, and spit upon, 33 and they will scourge and kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.
34 And they understood nothing of these things; and this word was concealed from them, and they did not perceive what was said.
35 And when they came nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way, begging. 36 And hearing the multitude passing by he inquired what it meant. 37 And they told him, Jesus the Nazoraean is passing by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And those going before charged him to be still; but he cried much more, Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stopping, commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near he asked him, 41 saying, What do you wish me to do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight; your faith has cured you. 43 And he immediately received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people seeing it gave praise to God.