Thomson(i) 1 Having departed thence, he cometh to the borders of Judea, through the plain of the Jordan. And multitudes again resort to him, and he, as usual, again taught them. 2 And the Pharisees came, and with a view to try him, asked him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife. 3 Whereupon he, in reply, said to them, What hath Moses commanded you? 4 And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put away. 5 In answer to this, Jesus said to them, Because of your intractable disposition, Moses wrote this precept for you. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them a male and a female. 7 For this cause a man is to leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. 8 And they two shall be one flesh. So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God hath conjoined, let not man separate. 10 And when he was in the house, his disciples asked him again concerning this matter. 11 Whereupon he saith to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery. 13 Then children were brought to him, that he might touch them; and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But Jesus, observing this, expressed displeasure, and said to them, Suffer the children to come to me, and do not hinder the; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say to you, Whosoever will not, like a child, receive the kingdom of God, he shall in no wise enter it. 16 Then, having taken them in his arms, he laid his hands on them, and blessed them. 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, one came running, and kneeling down before him, asked him, Good teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit an everlasting life? 18 Thereupon Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but God only. 19 Thou knowest the commandments; thou shall not commit adultery, thou shalt not commit murder, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false testimony, thou shalt not defraud, honour thy father and thy mother. 20 He answering, said to him, Teacher, All these I have observed from my childhood. 21 Then Jesus, looking stedfastly on him, loved him, and said to him, One thing is wanting to thee. Go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Then come, and having taken up the cross, follow me. 22 At this word, he was grieved and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 23 Thereupon Jesus, looking round, saith to his disciples, How difficult it is for them who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 24 At these words of his, his disciples being astonished, Jesus, addressing them again, saith, Children, How difficult a thing it is for them who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. 26 At this they were still more astonished, and said among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 Whereupon Jesus, looking stedfastly on them, saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God. For with God all things are possible. 28 Upon this Peter took occasion to say to him, Behold we have forsaken all and followed thee. 29 In reply to this, Jesus said, Verily I say to you, There is none who hath left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, for the sake of me and the glad tidings, 30 who shall not now, even in the present time, receive an hundred fold compensation for houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and fields, as well as for persecutions and in the age to come, everlasting life. 31 But many who are first, shall be last, and the last, first. 32 When they were on the way up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking before them, they were seized with a horror, and followed him with fear. Whereupon1 Jesus, again taking the twelve aside, took occasion to tell them what would soon befal him. 33 Behold, said he, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests, and the Scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him up to the Gentiles, 34 who will insult him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and put him to death; and on the third day he will rise again. 35 When James 'and John, the sons of Zebedee, accosted him, saying, Teacher, we desire that thou wouldst do for us what we are going to ask; 36 thereupon he said to them, What do you desire me to do for you? 37 And they said to him, Grant us, that one of us may sit on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy glory. 38 Thereupon Jesus said to them, You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup which I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism with which I am about to be baptized? 39 They said to him, we can. Then Jesus said to them, you shall indeed drink the cup which I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism, with which I am about to be baptized; 40 but to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give, except to those for whom his prepared. 41 Now the ten, when they heard this, began to express indignation in respect to James and John; 42 but Jesus, having called them to him, said to them, You know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them; and their grandees exercise authority over them; 43 but it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you, let him be your attendant: 44 and whoever of you would be first, let him be the servant of all. 45 For the son of man did not come to be waited on, but to serve; and to give his life as a ransom for many, 46 Then they proceeded on to Jericho, and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimeus, son of Timeus, was sitting by the way side, begging. 47 And when he heard that it is Jesus, the Nazarene, he began to cry aloud, and say, Jesus, son of David, have pity on me. 48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace; but he cried the louder, Son of David, have pity on me. 49 There upon Jesus, stopping, ordered him to be called. So they call the blind man, Saying to him, Take courage; arise; he calleth thee. 50 Upon which, throwing aside his mantle, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus, addressing him, said, What dost thou desire me to do for thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may again receive sight: 52 Thereupon Jesus said to him, Go thy way. Thy faith hath cured thee. And instantly he recovered his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.