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Mark 10 1 Then Jesus left Capernaum and went southward to the region of Judea and into the area east of the Jordan River. As always there were the crowds, and as usual he taught them.
Mark 10 2 Some Pharisees came and tried to trap him with this question: "Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife?"
Mark 10 3 "What did Moses say about divorce?" Jesus asked them.
Mark 10 4 "Well, he permitted it," they replied. "He said a man merely has to write his wife an official letter of divorce and send her away."
Mark 10 5 But Jesus responded, "He wrote those instructions only as a concession to your hard-hearted wickedness.
Mark 10 6 But God's plan was seen from the beginning of creation, for 'He made them male and female.'
Mark 10 7 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,
Mark 10 8 and the two are united into one.' Since they are no longer two but one,
Mark 10 9 let no one separate them, for God has joined them together."
Mark 10 10 Later, when he was alone with his disciples in the house, they brought up the subject again.
Mark 10 11 He told them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery against her.
Mark 10 12 And if a woman divorces her husband and remarries, she commits adultery."
Mark 10 13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him.
Mark 10 14 But when Jesus saw what was happening, he was very displeased with his disciples. He said to them, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Mark 10 15 I assure you, anyone who doesn't have their kind of faith will never get into the Kingdom of God."
Mark 10 16 Then he took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.
Mark 10 17 As he was starting out on a trip, a man came running up to Jesus, knelt down, and asked, "Good Teacher, what should I do to get eternal life?"
Mark 10 18 "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked. "Only God is truly good.
Mark 10 19 But as for your question, you know the commandments: 'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not testify falsely. Do not cheat. Honor your father and mother.'"
Mark 10 20 "Teacher," the man replied, "I've obeyed all these commandments since I was a child."
Mark 10 21 Jesus felt genuine love for this man as he looked at him. "You lack only one thing," he told him. "Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."
Mark 10 22 At this, the man's face fell, and he went sadly away because he had many possessions.
Mark 10 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for rich people to get into the Kingdom of God!"
Mark 10 24 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, "Dear children, it is very hard to get into the Kingdom of God.
Mark 10 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!"
Mark 10 26 The disciples were astounded. "Then who in the world can be saved?" they asked.
Mark 10 27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God."
Mark 10 28 Then Peter began to mention all that he and the other disciples had left behind. "We've given up everything to follow you," he said.
Mark 10 29 And Jesus replied, "I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News,
Mark 10 30 will receive now in return, a hundred times over, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property--with persecutions. And in the world to come they will have eternal life.
Mark 10 31 But many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then. "
Mark 10 32 They were now on the way to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were filled with dread and the people following behind were overwhelmed with fear. Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus once more began to describe everything that was about to happen to him in Jerusalem.
Mark 10 33 "When we get to Jerusalem," he told them, "the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. They will sentence him to die and hand him over to the Romans.
Mark 10 34 They will mock him, spit on him, beat him with their whips, and kill him, but after three days he will rise again."
Mark 10 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came over and spoke to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do us a favor."
Mark 10 36 "What is it?" he asked.
Mark 10 37 "In your glorious Kingdom, we want to sit in places of honor next to you," they said, "one at your right and the other at your left."
Mark 10 38 But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking! Are you able to drink from the bitter cup of sorrow I am about to drink? Are you able to be baptized with the baptism of suffering I must be baptized with?"
Mark 10 39 "Oh yes," they said, "we are able!" And Jesus said, "You will indeed drink from my cup and be baptized with my baptism,
Mark 10 40 but I have no right to say who will sit on the thrones next to mine. God has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen."
Mark 10 41 When the ten other disciples discovered what James and John had asked, they were indignant.
Mark 10 42 So Jesus called them together and said, "You know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them.
Mark 10 43 But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,
Mark 10 44 and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all.
Mark 10 45 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many."
Mark 10 46 And so they reached Jericho. Later, as Jesus and his disciples left town, a great crowd was following. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road as Jesus was going by.
Mark 10 47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus from Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Mark 10 48 "Be quiet!" some of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Mark 10 49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, "Tell him to come here." So they called the blind man. "Cheer up," they said. "Come on, he's calling you!"
Mark 10 50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
Mark 10 51 "What do you want me to do for you?" Jesus asked. "Teacher," the blind man said, "I want to see!"
Mark 10 52 And Jesus said to him, "Go your way. Your faith has healed you." And instantly the blind man could see! Then he followed Jesus down the road.