2 Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to 1divorce a wife.
8 aand the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
13 aAnd they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.
14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; afor the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
15 “Truly I say to you, awhoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
16 And He atook them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.
19 “You know the commandments, ‘aDo not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’ ”
20 And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept aall these things from my youth up.”
21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have atreasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
22 But at these words 1he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
25 “aIt 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 They were even more astonished and said to Him, “1Then who can be saved?”
28 aPeter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.”
29 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, athere is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
30 1but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in 2the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in athe age to come, eternal life.
31 “But amany who are first will be last, and the last, first.”
32 aThey were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they bwere amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,
33 saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and athe Son of Man will be 1delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will 2hand Him over to the Gentiles.
34 “They will mock Him and aspit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again.”
39 They said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink ayou shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.
40 “But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; abut it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus * said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
43 “But it is not this way among you, abut whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
48 Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “aSon of David, have mercy on me!”
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