And a blessing will be on him who has no doubts about me.
And he will be for a holy place: but for a stone of falling and a rock of trouble to the two houses of Israel, and to the men of Jerusalem, for a net in which they may be taken.
And numbers of people will be turned from the right way, and will give one another up and have hate for one another.
Then said Jesus to them, All of you will be turned away from me this night: for it is said in the Writings, I will put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep of the flock will be put to flight.
For the natural man is not able to take in the things of the Spirit of God: for they seem foolish to him, and he is not able to have knowledge of them, because such knowledge comes only through the Spirit.
Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.
Happy is he who has forgiveness for his wrongdoing, and whose sin is covered.
Happy are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Is not this the woodworker's son? is not his mother named Mary? and his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
Then the disciples came and said to him, Did you see that the Pharisees were troubled when these words came to their ears?
A curse is on the earth because of trouble! for it is necessary for trouble to come; but unhappy is that man through whom the trouble comes.
And Simeon gave them his blessing and said to Mary, his mother, See, this child will be the cause of the downfall and the lifting up of great numbers of people in Israel, and he will be a sign against which hard words will be said;
And he said to them, Without doubt you will say to me, Let the medical man make himself well: the things which to our knowledge were done at Capernaum, do them here in your country.
And it came about that when he said these things, a certain woman among the people said in a loud voice, Happy is the body which gave you birth, and the breasts from which you took milk.
Then, hearing this, a number of his disciples said, This is a hard saying; who is able to take in such teaching?
Because of what he said, a number of the disciples went back and would no longer go with him.
Others said, This is the Christ. But others said, Not so; will the Christ come from Galilee?
Why? Because they were not searching for it by faith, but by works. They came up against the stone which was in the way;
Seeing that the Jews make request for signs, and the Greeks are looking for knowledge:
But I, brothers, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still attacked? then has the shame of the cross been taken away.