29"I tell you the truth," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God30will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come,1 eternal life."2
Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem,3 and everything that is written by the prophets4 about the Son of Man5 will be fulfilled.32He will be handed over to the Gentiles.6 They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him7 and kill him.833On the third day9 he will rise again."1034
The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.11
As Jesus approached Jericho,12 a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."1338
He called out, "Jesus, Son of David,14 have mercy15 on me!"
Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"16