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1 Jesus left there and went into the territory of Judea along the other side of the Jordan River. Crowds gathered around him again, and he taught them as he usually did. 1 Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.
2 Some Pharisees came to test him. They asked, "Can a husband divorce his wife?" 2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
3 Jesus answered them, "What command did Moses give you?" 3 "What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4 They said, "Moses allowed a man to give his wife a written notice to divorce her." 4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
5 Jesus said to them, "He wrote this command for you because you're heartless. 5 "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.
6 But God made them male and female in the beginning, at creation. 6 "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'
7 That's why a man will leave his father and mother and will remain united with his wife, 7 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
8 and the two will be one. So they are no longer two but one. 8 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.
9 Therefore, don't let anyone separate what God has joined together." 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
10 When they were in a house, the disciples asked him about this. 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman is committing adultery. 11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 If a wife divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery." 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
13 Some people brought little children to Jesus to have him hold them. But the disciples told the people not to do that. 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
14 When Jesus saw this, he became irritated. He told them, "Don't stop the children from coming to me. Children like these are part of the kingdom of God. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
15 I can guarantee this truth: Whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child receives it will never enter it." 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
16 Jesus put his arms around the children and blessed them by placing his hands on them. 16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
17 As Jesus was coming out to the road, a man came running to him and knelt in front of him. He asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?" 17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
18 Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
19 You know the commandments: Never murder. Never commit adultery. Never steal. Never give false testimony. Never cheat. Honor your father and mother." 19 You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.' "
20 The man replied, "Teacher, I've obeyed all these commandments since I was a boy." 20 "Teacher," he declared, "all these I have kept since I was a boy."
21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. He told him, "You're still missing one thing. Sell everything you have. Give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then follow me!" 21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
22 When the man heard that, he looked unhappy and went away sad, because he owned a lot of property. 22 At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for rich people to enter the kingdom of God!" 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"
24 The disciples were stunned by his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." 25 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 This amazed his disciples more than ever. They asked each other, "Who, then, can be saved?" 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?"
27 Jesus looked at them and said, "It's impossible for people [to save themselves], but it's not impossible for God to save them. Everything is possible for God." 27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
28 Then Peter spoke up, "We've given up everything to follow you." 28 Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"
29 Jesus said, "I can guarantee this truth: Anyone who gave up his home, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or fields because of me and the Good News 29 "I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel
30 will certainly receive a hundred times as much here in this life. They will certainly receive homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields, along with persecutions. But in the world to come they will receive eternal life. 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields--and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.
31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first." 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
32 Jesus and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem. Jesus was walking ahead of them. His disciples were shocked [that he was going to Jerusalem]. The others who followed were afraid. Once again he took the twelve apostles aside. He began to tell them what was going to happen to him. 32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him.
33 "We're going to Jerusalem. There the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death and hand him over to foreigners. 33 "We are going up to Jerusalem," he said, "and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles,
34 They will make fun of him, spit on him, whip him, and kill him. But after three days he will come back to life." 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."
35 James and John, sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus. They said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do us a favor." 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."
36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked them. 36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
37 They said to him, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory." 37 They replied, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory."
38 Jesus said, "You don't realize what you're asking. Can you drink the cup that I'm going to drink? Can you be baptized with the baptism that I'm going to receive?" 38 "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said. "Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?"
39 "We can," they told him. Jesus told them, "You will drink the cup that I'm going to drink. You will be baptized with the baptism that I'm going to receive. 39 "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with,
40 But I don't have the authority to grant you a seat at my right or left. Those positions have already been prepared for certain people." 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."
41 When the other ten apostles heard about it, they were irritated with James and John. 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 Jesus called the apostles and said, "You know that the acknowledged rulers of nations have absolute power over people and their officials have absolute authority over people. 42 Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
43 But that's not the way it's going to be among you. Whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
44 Whoever wants to be most important among you will be a slave for everyone. 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 It's the same way with the Son of Man. He didn't come so that others could serve him. He came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people." 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and many people were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (that is, the Son of Timaeus), was sitting by the roadside begging.
47 When he heard that Jesus from Nazareth [was passing by], he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48 The people told him to be quiet. But he shouted even louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
49 Jesus stopped and said, "Call him!" They called the blind man and told him, "Cheer up! Get up! He's calling you." 49 Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called to the blind man, "Cheer up! On your feet! He's calling you."
50 The blind man threw off his coat, jumped up, and went to Jesus. 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said, "Teacher, I want to see again." 51 "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see."
52 Jesus told him, "Go, your faith has made you well." At once he could see again, and he followed Jesus on the road. 52 "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.