Parable of the Persistent Widow
1AND he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray, and not to faint, 2Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God, nor regarded man. 3And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary. 4And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God, nor regard man, 5Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me. 6And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith. 7And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night: and will he have patience in their regard? 8I say to you, that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?
The Pharisee and Tax Collector
9And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and despised others, he spoke also this parable: 10Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. 12I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O god, be merciful to me a sinner. 14I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather that the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
Jesus Blesses the Children
15And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.
The Rich Young Ruler
18And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life? 19And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone. 20Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother. 21Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth. 22Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee: sell all whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was very rich. 24And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God. 25For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they that heard it, said: Who then can be saved? 27He said to them: The things that are impossible with men, are possible with God.
28Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee. 29Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Jesus Again Predicts His Death
31Then Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. 32For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, and spit upon: 33And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. 34And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them, and they understood not the things that were said.
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
35Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. 36And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. 37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. 39And they that went before, rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me. 40And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him, 41Saying: What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see. 42And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. 43And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.