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1 Then Jesus left Capernaum and went southward to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River. As always there were the crowds, and as usual he taught them. 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 and tried to trap him with this question: "Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife?" 2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
3 "What did Moses say about divorce?" Jesus asked them. 3 "What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4 "Well, he permitted it," they replied. "He said a man merely has to write his wife an official letter of divorce and send her away." 4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
5 But Jesus responded, "He wrote those instructions only as a concession to your hard-hearted wickedness. 5 "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.
6 But God's plan was seen from the beginning of creation, for 'He made them male and female.' 6 "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'
7 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, 7 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
8 and the two are united into one.' Since they are no longer two but one, 8 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.
9 let no one separate them, for God has joined them together." 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
10 Later, when he was alone with his disciples in the house, they brought up the subject again. 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He told them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery against her. 11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 And if a woman divorces her husband and remarries, she commits adultery." 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him. 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
14 But when Jesus saw what was happening, he was very displeased with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 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 assure you, anyone who doesn't have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God." 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
16 Then he took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. 16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
17 As he was starting out on a trip, a man came running up to Jesus, knelt down, and asked, "Good Teacher, what should I do to get 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 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked. "Only God is truly good. 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
19 But as for your question, you know the commandments: 'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not testify falsely. Do not 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 "Teacher," the man replied, "I've obeyed all these commandments since I was a child." 20 "Teacher," he declared, "all these I have kept since I was a boy."
21 Jesus felt genuine love for this man as he looked at him. "You lack only one thing," he told him. "Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, 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 At this, the man's face fell, and he went sadly away because he had many possessions. 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 is for rich people to get into 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 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, "Dear children, it is very hard to get into 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 The disciples were astounded. "Then who in the world can be saved?" they asked. 26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?"
27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with 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 began to mention all that he and the other disciples had left behind. "We've given up everything to follow you," he said. 28 Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"
29 And Jesus replied, "I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for 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 receive now in return, a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property -- with persecutions. And in the world to come they will have 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 seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then." 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
32 They were now on the way to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were filled with dread and the people following behind were overwhelmed with fear. Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus once more began to describe everything that was about to happen to him in Jerusalem. 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 "When we get to Jerusalem," he told them, "the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die and hand him over to the Romans. 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 mock him, spit on him, beat him with their whips, and kill him, but after three days he will rise again." 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came over and spoke to him. "Teacher," they said, "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 is it?" he asked. 36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
37 "In your glorious Kingdom, we want to sit in places of honor next to you," they said, "one at your right and the other at your left." 37 They replied, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory."
38 But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of sorrow I am about to drink? Are you able to be baptized with the baptism of suffering I must be baptized with?" 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 "Oh yes," they said, "we are able!" And Jesus said, "You will indeed drink from my cup and be baptized with my baptism, 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 have no right to say who will sit on the thrones next to mine. God has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen." 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 ten other disciples discovered what James and John had asked, they were indignant. 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 So Jesus called them together and said, "You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. 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 among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
44 and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many." 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 And so they reached Jericho. Later, as Jesus and his disciples left town, a great crowd was following. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road as Jesus was going by. 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 Bartimaeus heard that Jesus from Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout out, "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 "Be quiet!" some of the people yelled at him.But he only shouted 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 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, "Tell him to come here." So they called the blind man. "Cheer up," they said. "Come on, 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 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.
51 "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked. "Teacher," the blind man said, "I want to see!" 51 "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to see."
52 And Jesus said to him, "Go your way. Your faith has healed you." And instantly the blind man could see! Then he followed Jesus down the road. 52 "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.