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1 Then Jesus left that place and went into the area of Judea and across the Jordan River. Again, crowds came to him, 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 Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, "Is it right for a man to 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, "What did Moses command you to do?" 3 "What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4 They said, "Moses allowed a man to write out divorce papers and send her away." 4 They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
5 Jesus said, "Moses wrote that command for you because you were stubborn. 5 "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.
6 But when God made the world, 'he made them male and female.' 6 "But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'
7 'So a man will leave his father and mother and be 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 become one body.' So there are not two, but one. 8 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.
9 God has joined the two together, so no one should separate them." 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
10 Later, in the house, his followers asked Jesus again about the question of divorce. 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman is guilty of adultery against her. 11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 And the woman who divorces her husband and marries another man is also guilty of adultery." 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
13 Some people brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch them, but his followers told them to stop. 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
14 When Jesus saw this, he was upset and said to them, "Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these children. 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 tell you the truth, you must accept the kingdom of God as if you were a little child, or you 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 Then Jesus took the children in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them. 16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
17 As Jesus started to leave, a man ran to him and fell on his knees before Jesus. The man asked, "Good teacher, what must I do to have life forever?" 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 answered, "Why do you call me good? Only God is good. 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
19 You know the commands: 'You must not murder anyone. You must not be guilty of adultery. You must not steal. You must not tell lies about your neighbor. You must 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 The man said, "Teacher, I have obeyed all these things since I was a boy." 20 "Teacher," he declared, "all these I have kept since I was a boy."
21 Jesus, looking at the man, loved him and said, "There is one more thing you need to do. Go and sell everything you have, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come and 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 He was very sad to hear Jesus say this, and he left sorrowfully, because he was rich. 22 At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus looked at his followers and said, "How hard it will be for the rich 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 followers were amazed at what Jesus said. But he said again, "My children, it is very hard 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 The followers were even more surprised and said to each other, "Then who 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, "This is something people cannot do, but God can. God can do all things." 27 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."
28 Peter said to Jesus, "Look, we have left everything and followed you." 28 Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"
29 Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, all those who have left houses, brothers, sisters, mother, father, children, or farms for me 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 get more than they left. Here in this world they will have a hundred times more homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and fields. And with those things, they will also suffer for their belief. But in the age that is coming they will have life forever. 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 Many who have the highest place now will have the lowest place in the future. And many who have the lowest place now will have the highest place in the future." 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
32 As Jesus and the people with him were on the road to Jerusalem, he was leading the way. His followers were amazed, but others in the crowd who followed were afraid. Again Jesus took the twelve apostles aside and began to tell them what was about to happen 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 He said, "Look, we are going to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be turned over to the leading priests and the teachers of the law. They will say that he must die, and they will turn him over to the non-Jewish people, 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 who will laugh at him and spit on him. They will beat him with whips and crucify him. But on the third day, he will rise to life 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, sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, we want to ask you to do something for us." 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 Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?" 36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
37 They answered, "Let one of us sit at your right side and one of us sit at your left side in your glory in your kingdom." 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 understand what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I must drink? And can you be baptized with the same kind of baptism that I must go through?" 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 They answered, "Yes, we can." Jesus said to them, "You will drink the same cup that I will drink, and you will be baptized with the same baptism that I must go through. 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 cannot choose who will sit at my right or my left; those places belong to those for whom they have been prepared." 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 followers heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 Jesus called them together and said, "The non-Jewish people have rulers. You know that those rulers love to show their power over the people, and their important leaders love to use all their authority. 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 it should not be that way among you. Whoever wants to become great among you must serve the rest of you like a servant. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
44 Whoever wants to become the first among you must serve all of you like a slave. 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 In the same way, the Son of Man did not come to be served. He came to serve others 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 the town of Jericho. As Jesus was leaving there with his followers and a great many people, 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 walking 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 Many people warned the blind man to be quiet, but he shouted even more, "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, "Tell the man to come here." So they called the blind man, saying, "Cheer up! Get to your feet. Jesus is 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 jumped up, left his coat there, 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 answered, "Teacher, 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 Jesus said, "Go, you are healed because you believed." At once the man could see, 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.