Then Peter said, "Look, we have left our homes and followed you."
And he said to them, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
who will not get back very much more in this age, and in the age to come eternal life."
Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.
For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon.
After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again."
But they understood nothing about all these things; in fact, what he said was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth a is passing by."
Then he shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
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