Jesus' Teaching About Divorce
1AND rising up from thence, he cometh into the coasts of Judea beyond the Jordan: and the multitudes flock to him again. And as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
2And the Pharisees coming to him asked him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you? 4Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put her away. 5To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you that precept. 6But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. 7For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. 8And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing. 11And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12And if the wife shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Jesus Blesses the Children
13And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them. 14Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased, and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it. 16And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.
The Rich Young Man
17And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man running up and kneeling before him, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting? 18And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God. 19Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother. 20But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth. 21And Jesus looking on him, loved him, and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 22Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23And Jesus looking round about, saith 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 again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God? 25It 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. 26Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved? 27And Jesus looking on them, saith: With men it is impossible; but not with God: for all things are possible with God.
28And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things, and have followed thee. 29Jesus answering, said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time; houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting. 31But many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first.
Third Prediction of Death and Resurrection
32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them, and they were astonished; and following were afraid. And taking again the twelve, he began to tell them the things that should befall him. 33Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes and ancients, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles. 34And they shall mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
The Request of James and John
35And James and John the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us: 36But he said to them: What would you that I should do for you? 37And they said: Grant to us, that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38And Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the chalice that I drink of: or be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized? 39But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall indeed drink of the chalice that I drink of: and with the baptism wherewith I am baptized, you shall be baptized. 40But to sit on my right hand, or on my left, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared.
41And the ten hearing it, began to be much displeased at James and John. 42But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who seem to rule over the Gentiles, lord it over them: and their princes have power over them. 43But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater, shall be your minister. 44And whosoever will be first among you, shall be the servant of all. 45For the Son of man also is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many.
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
46And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho, with his disciples, and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son of Timeus, sat by the way side begging. 47Who when he had heard, that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry out, and to say: Jesus son of David, have mercy on me. 48And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me. 49And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort: arise, he calleth thee. 50Who casting off his garment leaped up, and came to him. 51And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should do to thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may see. 52And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw, and followed him in the way.