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X.  And rising up he goes thence into the borders of Judæa, and the further side of the Jordan. And again the multitudes come together to him; and as he was wont, he again taught them.

2And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, if it is lawful for a man to put away a wife, tempting him.

3And he answering said to them: What did Moses command you?

4And they said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

5And Jesus answering said to them: For your hardness of heart he wrote you this command.

6But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.

7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh.

8So that they are no longer two, but one flesh.

9What therefore God joined together, let not man put asunder.

10And in the house his disciples asked him again concerning this.

11And he says to them: Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her.

12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

13And they brought little children to him, that he might touch them; and the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

14But Jesus seeing it, was much displeased, and said to them: Suffer the little children to come to me; forbid them not, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

15Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter therein.

16And he folded them in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

17And as he was going forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeling to him, and asked him: Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

18And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God.

19Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother.

20And he answering said to him: Teacher, all these I kept from my youth.

21And Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him: One thing thou lackest; go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

22And he became sad at that saying, and went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

23And looking around, Jesus says to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answering again says to them: Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26And they were exceedingly amazed, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?

27And Jesus, looking on them, says: With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

28Peter began to say to him: Lo, we forsook all, and followed thee.

29And Jesus answering said: Verily I say to you, there is no one who forsook house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the sake of me and of the glad tidings,

30but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.

31But many first will be last, and the last first.

32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem. And Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed, and as they followed they were afraid. And again he took with him the twelve, and began to say to them what things should happen to him:

33Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death and will deliver him up to the Gentiles;

34and they will mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and will kill him; and after three days he will rise again.

35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him saying: Teacher, we desire that thou shouldst do for us whatever we shall ask.

36And he said to them: What do ye desire that I should do for you?

37They said to him: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy glory.

38And Jesus said to them: Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink, or to endure the immersion which I endure?

39And they said to him: We are able. And Jesus said to them: Ye shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and endure the immersion which I endure.

40But to sit on my right hand, or on the left, is not mine to give, but is for them for whom it has been prepared.

41And the ten, hearing it, began to be much displeased with James and John.

42And Jesus, calling them to him, says to them: Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them.

43But it is not so among you. But whoever would become great among you, shall be your minister;

44and whoever would become chiefest of you, shall be servant of all.

45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

46And they come to Jericho. And as he was going forth from Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timæus, Bartimæus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way-side.

47And hearing that it is Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say: Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.

48And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace. But he cried all the more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

49And Jesus stood still, and said: Call him. And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of good cheer; rise, he calls thee.

50And he, casting away his garment, leaped up, and came to Jesus.

51And Jesus answering said to him: What wilt thou that I should do to thee? The blind man said to him: Lord, that I may receive sight.

52And Jesus said to him: Go thy way; thy faith has made thee whole. And immediately he received sight, and followed him in the way.