Teaching concerning persistent prayer
And He told them a aparable
to the end that they ought always to bpray
Saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city who did anot
fear God and did not regard man.
And there was a 1widow
in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, 2Avenge
me of my 3opponent
And for a time he would not; but afterward he said within himself, Even though I do not fear God nor regard man,
Yet because this widow causes me trouble, I will avenge her, lest by continually coming she wear me out.
And the Lord said, Hear what the aunrighteous
And will not God by all means carry out the aavenging
of His bchosen
ones, who cry to Him cday
and night, though He is dlong
-suffering over them?
I tell you that He will carry out their avenging quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man 1acomes
, will He find 2faith
on the earth?
Teaching concerning the entrance into the kingdom of God
told this parable also to certain ones who atrusted
in themselves that they were brighteous
and despised the rest:
Two men awent
up to the temple to pray, the one a bPharisee
and the other a tax collector.
The Pharisee astood
and prayed these things to himself: God, I thank You that I am 1not
like the rest of men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
twice a 2week
; I bgive
a tenth of all that I get.
But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would anot
even lift up his eyes to heaven, but bbeat
his breast, saying, God, be 1propitiated
to me, the csinner
I tell you, This man went down to his house ajustified
rather than that one; for everyone who exalts himself shall be bhumbled
, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
Being like a little child
And they were bringing to Him also their ababies
that He might touch them. But when the disciples saw this
But Jesus called them to Him,
saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not 1aforbid
them, for of such is the 2bkingdom
Truly I say to you, Whoever does not receive the akingdom
of God like a 1blittle
child shall by no means enter into it.
Renouncing all and following the Man-Savior
And a 1certain
ruler questioned Him, asaying
, Good Teacher, 2what
shall I do to binherit ceternal
But Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One — God.
You know the commandments: "Do anot
commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, bhonor
your father and mother.''
And he said, aAll
these things I have kept from my
And hearing this,
Jesus said to him, Still you lack one thing: all that you have, asell
and distribute to the bpoor
, and you will have treasure in the cheavens
; and come, dfollow
But when he aheard
these things, he became very sorrowful, for he was exceedingly rich.
And Jesus, seeing that he became very sorrowful, said, How difficult it is for those who have ariches
to go into the kingdom of God.
For it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a 1needle
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And those who heard said, 1Then
who can be saved?
But He said, The things that are impossible with men are apossible
And Peter said, Behold, we have aleft
our own things and have bfollowed
And He said to them, Truly I say to you that there is no one who has left house or wife or abrothers
or parents or children 1for
the sake of the bkingdom
Who shall not by all means receive back many times as much in 1this
time, and in the acoming
Unveiling His death and resurrection the third time
And taking the atwelve
aside, He said to them, Behold we are bgoing
up to cJerusalem
, and all things which have been written through the prophets regarding the Son of Man will be daccomplished
For He will be 1adelivered
up to the Gentiles and will be bmocked
and outrageously treated and cspat
And when they have ascourged Him,
they will kill Him; and on the bthird
day He will rise.
And they understood none of these things, and this saying was ahidden
from them, and they did not know what was being said.
Healing a blind man near Jericho
And as He 1adrew
near to bJericho
, a certain cblind
man was sitting by the road, begging.
And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this might be.
And they told him that Jesus the aNazarene
was passing by.
And he shouted, saying, Jesus, 1aSon
of David, have mercy on me!
And those going before arebuked
him so that he would be silent, but he cried out much more, Son of David, have mercy on me!
And Jesus, standing still, commanded that he be led to Him. And when he drew near, He questioned him,
do you want Me to ado
for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight!
And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight; your afaith
And instantly he received his sight and followed Him, aglorifying
God. And all the people, seeing it,