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1 And he told them a parable to [show that] they must always pray and not be discouraged, 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 saying, "There was a certain judge in a certain town who did not fear God and did not respect people. 2 He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 And there was a widow in that town, and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Grant me justice against my adversary!' 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.'
4 And he was not willing for a time, but after these [things] he said to himself, 'Even if I do not fear God or respect people, 4 "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men,
5 yet because this widow is causing trouble for me, I will grant her justice, so that she does not wear me down in the end [by her] coming back!'" 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!' "
6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge is saying! 6 And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And will not God surely {see to it that justice is done} to his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, and will he delay toward them? 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off ?
8 I tell you that {he will see to it that justice is done} for them soon! Nevertheless, [when] the Son of Man comes, then will he find faith on earth?" 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
9 And he also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and looked down on {everyone else}: 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:
10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood [and] prayed these [things] with reference to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not like other people--swindlers, unrighteous [people], adulterers, or even like this tax collector! 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all that I get.' 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
13 But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' 13 "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that one! For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted." 14 "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
15 Now they were bringing even [their] babies to him so that he could touch them. But [when] the disciples saw [it], they rebuked them. 15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them to himself, saying, "Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid them, {for to such belongs} the kingdom of God. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
17 Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into it." 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Teacher, [by] doing what will I inherit eternal life?" 18 A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one [is] good except God alone. 19 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'" 20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.' "
21 And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth." 21 "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
22 And [when he] heard [this], Jesus said to him, "{You still lack one thing}: Sell all that you have, and distribute [the proceeds] to the poor--and you will have treasure in heaven--and come, follow me." 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
23 But [when he] heard these [things] he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy. 23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.
24 And Jesus took notice of him [and] said, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into the kingdom of God! 24 Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!
25 For it is easier [for] a camel to go through the eye of a needle than [for] a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
26 So those who heard [this] said, "And who can be saved?" 26 Those who heard this asked, "Who then can be saved?"
27 But he said, "[What is] impossible with men is possible with God." 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
28 And Peter said, "Behold, we have left {all that is ours} [and] followed you." 28 Peter said to him, "We have left all we had to follow you!"
29 And he said to them, "Truly I say to you that there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children on account of the kingdom of God, 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 God
30 who will not receive many times more in this time and in the age to come, eternal life." 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life."
31 And taking aside the twelve, he said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written by the prophets with reference to the Son of Man will be accomplished. 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.
32 For he will be handed over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and mistreated and spit on, 32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him.
33 and [after] flogging [him] they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise." 33 On the third day he will rise again."
34 And they understood none of these [things], and this saying was concealed from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said. 34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
35 Now it happened that as he drew near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road begging. 35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 And [when he] heard a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.
37 And they told him, "Jesus the Nazarene is passing by." 37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
38 And he called out, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 38 He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
39 And those who were in front rebuked him, that he should be silent, but he cried out {even more loudly}, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39 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!"
40 So Jesus stopped [and] ordered him to be brought to him. And [when] he approached, he asked him, 40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
41 "What do you want me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, that I may regain [my] sight. 41 "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied.
42 And Jesus said to him, "Regain [your] sight! Your faith has saved you." 42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."
43 And immediately he regained [his] sight and began to follow him, glorifying God. And all the people, [when they] saw [it], gave praise to God. 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.