1 And he rose from thence, and went into the coasts of Jewry, through the region that is beyond Jordan. And the people resorted unto him afresh: And as he was wont he taught them again. 2 And the Pharisees came and asked him a question, whether it were lawful for a man to put away his wife, to prove him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, "What did Moses bid you do?"
4 And they said, "Moses suffered to write a testimonial of her divorcement, and to put her away."
5 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "For the hardness of your hearts he wrote this precept unto you. 6 But at the first creation, God made them man and woman, saying,
7 'And for this thing's sake shall man leave his father and mother, and bide by his wife, 8 and they twain shall be made one flesh.' So then are they now not twain, but one flesh. 9 Therefore, what God hath coupled, let not man separate."
10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of that matter. 11 And he said unto them, "Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, breaketh wedlock to her-ward. 12 And if a woman forsake her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery."
13 And they brought children to him that he should touch them. And his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14 When Jesus saw that, he was displeased, and said to them, "Suffer the children to come unto me and forbid them not. For of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein." 16 And he took them up in his arms, and put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
17 And when he was come out into the way, there came one running and kneeled to him, and asked him, "Good Master, what shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life?"
18 Jesus said to him, "Why callest thou me good? There is no man good but one, which is God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments: break not matrimony, kill not, steal not, bear no false witness, defraud no man, honour thy father and thy mother."
20 He answered and said to him, "Master, all these I have observed from my youth."
21 Jesus beheld him, and had a favour to him, and said unto him, "One thing is lacking unto thee. Go, and sell all that thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me, and take up thy cross on thee." 22 But he was discomforted with that saying, and went away mourning, for he had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples, "What a hard thing it is for them that have riches enter into the kingdom of God." 24 And his disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them, "Children: how hard is it for them, that trust in their riches, to enter into the kingdom of God? 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of an needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying between themselves, "Who then can be saved?"
27 Jesus looked upon them, and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."
28 And Peter began to say unto him, "Lo, we have forsaken all, and have followed thee."
29 Jesus answered and said, "Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath forsaketh house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, other children, or lands, for my sake and the gospel's, 30 which shall not receive a hundred fold now in this life, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers and children, and lands with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life. 31 Many that are first, shall be last. And the last, first."
32 And they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem. And Jesus went before them. And they were amazed. And as they followed, were afraid. And Jesus took the twelve again, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him.
33 "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the son of man shall be delivered unto the high priests and unto the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the gentiles, 34 and they shall mock him, and scourge him and spit upon him, and kill him, and the third day he shall rise again."
35 And then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto him, saying, "Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we desire."
36 He said unto them, "What would ye I should do unto you?"
37 They said to him, "Grant unto us that we may sit one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory."
38 But Jesus said unto them, "Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup, that I shall drink of? And be baptised in the baptism that I shall be baptised in?"
39 And they said unto him, "That we can." Jesus said unto them, "Ye shall drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptised with the baptism that I shall be baptised in: 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but to them for whom it is prepared." 41 And when the ten heard that, they began to disdain at James and John.
42 But Jesus called them unto him, and said to them, "Ye know well that they which seem to bear rule among the gentiles, reign as Lords over them. And they that be great among them exercise authority over them. 43 So shall it not be among you: but whosoever of you will be great among you, shall be your minister. 44 And whosoever will be chief, shall be servant unto all. 45 For even the son of man came, not to be ministered unto: but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many."
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out ofJericho, with his disciples and a great number of people, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, which was blind, sat by the highways side begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry and to say, "Jesus, the son of David, have mercy on me." 48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace. But he cried the more a great deal, "Thou son of David have mercy on me."
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they called the blind, saying unto him, "Be of good comfort, rise, he called thee." 50 And he threw away his cloak, and rose and came to Jesus:
51 And Jesus answered, and said unto him, "What wilt thou that I do unto thee?" The blind said unto him, "Master, that I might see."
52 Jesus said unto him, "Go thy way, thy faith hath saved thee." And by and by he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.