The Question of Divorce
5But Jesus told them, “He wrote this command for you because of the hardness of your hearts. 10:5 Mk 16:14
6But from the beginning10:6 Jn 1:1; Ac 26:4 of creation10:6 Jn 1:3; Rv 3:14 God10:6 Other mss omit God made them male and female.10:6Gn 1:27; 5:210:6 Gn 1:27; 5:2
7For this reason a man will leave 10:7 Lk 15:4 his father and mother 10:7 Some mss add and be joined to his wife
8and the two will become one flesh.10:7–8Gn 2:2410:7–8 Gn 2:24 So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
10When they were in the house again, the disciples questioned him about this matter.
11He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife10:11 1Pt 3:1 and marries10:11 1Tm 5:14 another commits adultery10:11 Mt 5:27–28 against her.
Blessing the Children
13People10:13–16 Mt 19:13–15; Lk 18:15–17 were bringing little children10:13 Lk 1:7 to him in order that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked10:13 2Tm 4:2 them.
14When Jesus saw it, he was indignant10:14 Lk 13:14 and said to them, “Let the little children come to me.10:14 Lk 14:26 Don’t stop10:14 1Co 14:39 them, because the kingdom of God10:14 Mk 1:15 belongs to such as these.
15Truly I tell you, 10:15 Ps 72:19; Rv 22:21 whoever does not receive10:15 Or not welcome10:15 Ac 17:11 the kingdom of God like a little child10:15 Lk 1:7 will never enter it.”
The Rich Young Ruler
17As10:17–31 Mt 19:16–30; Lk 18:18–30 he was setting out on a journey,10:17 Mk 8:27 a man ran up, knelt down10:17 Mt 17:14; 27:29; Mk 1:40 before him, and asked him, “Good10:17 Gn 1:31 teacher,10:17 Mk 4:38; Eph 4:11 what must I do to inherit10:17 Rv 21:7 eternal life?” 10:17 Lk 10:25–28; Jn 12:25; Ac 13:48
19You know the commandments: Do not murder;10:19 Mt 5:21 do not commit adultery;10:19 Mt 5:27–28 do not steal;10:19 Eph 4:28 do not bear false witness;10:19 Pr 6:19 do not defraud;10:19 1Co 6:7–8; 7:5; 1Tm 6:5; Jms 5:4 honor10:19 1Tm 5:3 your father and mother.”10:19Ex 20:12–16; Dt 5:16–2010:19 Ex 21:15
21Looking at him, Jesus loved him10:21 Lk 6:35; 2Th 2:13; Heb 12:6 and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor,10:21 Mk 14:7; Rm 15:26 and you will have treasure10:21 2Co 4:7 in heaven.10:21 Mt 6:20; 13:44; Lk 12:33 Then come,10:21 Other mss add taking up the cross, and follow me.”10:21 Jn 8:12
Possessions and the Kingdom
24The disciples were astonished at his words. Again Jesus said to them, “Children,10:24 Lk 1:7 how hard it is10:24 Other mss add for those trusting in wealth to enter the kingdom of God!
29 “Truly I tell you,” 10:29 Rv 22:21 Jesus said, “there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father10:29 Other mss add or wife or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel,10:29 Mk 1:1; Php 1:5
30who will not receive a hundred times10:30 Lk 21:8 more, now at this time10:30 Lk 20:10 — houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions10:30 Mt 13:21 — and eternal life10:30 Jn 12:25; Ac 13:48 in the age to come.10:30 Mt 12:32; Lk 20:35; Eph 1:21; 2:7
The Third Prediction of His Death
32They10:32–34 Mt 20:17–19; Lk 18:31–34 were on the road, going up to Jerusalem,10:32 Ps 79:1; Mt 23:37 and Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were astonished, but those who followed him were afraid.10:32 Ps 147:11; Pr 1:7; Rv 14:7 Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them the things that would happen to him.10:32 Jn 6:61
33“See, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man10:33 Mk 2:10 will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes,10:33 Mt 2:4 and they will condemn him to death. Then they will hand him over to the Gentiles,10:33–34 Mk 8:31; 9:31
Suffering and Service
36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked them.
39“We are able,” they told him.
Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with.10:39 Ac 12:2; Rv 1:9
40But to sit at my right or left is not mine to give; instead, it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
42Jesus called them over and said to them, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over10:42 Ac 19:16; 1Pt 5:3 them, and those in high positions act as tyrants over them.
43But it is not so among you.10:43 Mk 9:35; 10:45 On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant,10:43–44 Lk 22:26
A Blind Man Healed
46They10:46–52 Mt 20:29–34; Lk 18:35–43 came to Jericho.10:46 Nm 22:1 And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind10:46 Mt 15:14 beggar,10:46 Jn 9:8 was sitting by the road.10:46 Mk 8:27
47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth,10:47 Mk 14:67 he began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David,10:47 2Ch 1:1; Mt 1:1; Rm 1:3 have mercy10:47 Mt 5:7; Mk 5:19; Lk 1:50 on me!” 10:47 Mt 15:22; 17:15; Mk 10:48; Lk 16:24
49Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage!10:49 Jn 16:33 Get up; he’s calling for you.”
“Rabboni,” 10:51 Hb word for my lord 10:51 Jn 20:16 the blind man said to him, “I want to see.”
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