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Mark 10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus left that place and went into the area of Judea and across the Jordan River. Again crowds of people came to him. 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 to put him to the test. They asked, "Does the Law allow 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 "What did Moses command you?" he replied. 3 "What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4 They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a 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 "You were stubborn. That's why Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied. 5 "It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.
6 "But at the beginning of creation, God 'made them male and female.'#1(Genesis 1:27)#2 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 be joined to his wife. 7 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
8 The two of them will become one.'#1(Genesis 2:24)#2 They are no longer two, but one. 8 and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one.
9 So a man must not separate what God has joined together." 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.
11 He answered, "What if a man divorces his wife and gets married to another woman? He commits adultery against her. 11 He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.
12 And what if she divorces her husband and gets married to another man? She commits adultery." 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus. They wanted him to touch them. But the disciples told the people 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 angry. He said to his disciples, "Let the little children come to me. Don't keep them away. God's kingdom belongs to people like them. 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 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who will not receive God's kingdom like a little child 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 he took the children in his arms. He 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 on his way, a man ran up to him. He fell on his knees before Jesus. "Good teacher," he said, "what must I do to receive 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 answered. "No one is good except God. 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.
19 You know what the commandments say. 'Do not commit murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not give false witness. Do not cheat. Honor your father and mother.' "#1(Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20)#2 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," he said, "I have obeyed all those 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. "You are missing one thing," he said. "Go and sell everything you have. Give the money to those who are poor. 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 The man's face fell. He went away sad, because he was very rich. 22 At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23 Jesus looked around. He said to his disciples, "How hard it is for rich people to enter God's kingdom!" 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 amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter God's kingdom! 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
25 Is it hard for a camel to go through the eye of a needle? It is even harder for the rich to enter God's kingdom!" 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 even more amazed. They 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, "With man, that is impossible. But not with God. All things are 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 Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!" 28 Peter said to him, "We have left everything to follow you!"
29 "What I'm about to tell you is true," Jesus replied. "Has anyone left home or family or fields for 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 They will receive 100 times as much in this world. They will have homes and families and fields. But they will also be treated badly by others. In the world to come they will live 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 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 They were on their way up to Jerusalem. Jesus was leading the way. The disciples were amazed. Those who followed were afraid. Again Jesus took the Twelve to one side. He told 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 are going up to Jerusalem," he said. "The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will sentence him to death. Then they will hand him over to people who are not Jews. 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 The people will make fun of him and spit on him. They will whip him and kill him. Three days later he will rise from the dead!" 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."
35 James and John came to Jesus. They were the sons of Zebedee. "Teacher," they said, "we would like to ask a favor of you." 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. 36 "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
37 They replied, "Let one of us sit at your right hand in your glorious kingdom. Let the other one sit at your left hand." 37 They replied, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory."
38 "You don't know what you're asking for," Jesus said. "Can you drink the cup of suffering I drink? Or can you go through the baptism of suffering 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 "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will drink the cup I drink. And you will go through the baptism I 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 it is not for me to say who will sit at my right or left hand. These places belong to those they are prepared for." 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 The other ten disciples heard about it. They became angry at James and John. 41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 Jesus called them together. He said, "You know about those who are rulers of the nations. They hold power over their people. Their high officials order them around. 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 Don't be like that. Instead, anyone who wants to be important 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 anyone who wants to be first must be the slave of everyone. 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
45 Even the Son of Man did not come to be served. Instead, he came to serve others. He came to give his life as the price for setting many people free." 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 Jesus and his disciples came to Jericho. They were leaving the city. A large crowd was with them. A blind man was sitting by the side of the road begging. His name was Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus means Son of Timaeus. 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 He heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. So 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 commanded him to stop. They 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 for him." So they called out to the blind man, "Cheer up! Get up on your feet! Jesus is calling for 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 He threw his coat to one side. Then he jumped to his feet 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 him. The blind man said, "Rabbi, I want to be able 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 "Go," said Jesus. "Your faith has healed you." Right away he could see. And he followed Jesus along the road. 52 "Go," said Jesus, "your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.