18 1And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always
to pray, and not to faint;
2saying, There was in a city a judge, who
feared not God, and regarded not man:
3and there was a widow in that
city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself,
Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5yet because this widow troubleth
me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.
the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith.
7And shall not God
avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and yet he is
longsuffering over them?
8I say unto you, that he will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on
9And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in
themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought:
men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a
11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or
even as this publican.
12I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all
that I get.
13But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so
much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, be thou
merciful to me a sinner.
14I say unto you, This man went down to his
house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself
shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but
when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16But Jesus called them
unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them
not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.
17Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in
no wise enter therein.
18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19And Jesus said unto
him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God.
20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do
not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother.
he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up.
Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that
thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, follow me.
23But when he heard these things, he became
exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich.
24And Jesus seeing him said,
How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
25For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than
for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26And they that heard it
said, Then who can be saved?
27But he said, The things which are
impossible with men are possible with God.
28And Peter said, Lo, we have
left our own, and followed thee.
29And he said unto them, Verily I say
unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or
parents, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
30who shall not
receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life.
31And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up
to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall
be accomplished unto the Son of man.
32For he shall be delivered up unto
the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon:
33and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise
34And they understood none of these things; and this saying was
hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.
came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the
way side begging:
36and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what
37And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
39And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace:
but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
40And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he
was come near, he asked him,
41What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?
And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42And Jesus said unto
him, Receive thy sight; thy faith hath made thee whole.
he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people,
when they saw it, gave praise unto God.