The Parable of the Persistent Widow
1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart:
4 For a while he refused, but later he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect men, 5 yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice. Then she will stop wearing me out with her perpetual requests.’ ”
6 And the Lord said,
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 To some who trusted in their own righteousness and viewed others with contempt, He also told this parable:
13 But the tax collector stood at a distance, unwilling even to lift up his eyes to heaven. Instead, he beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man, rather than the Pharisee, went home justified. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Jesus Blesses the Children
(Matthew 19:13–15; Mark 10:13–16)
15 Now people were even bringing their babies to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them. And when the disciples saw this, they rebuked those who brought them.
16 But Jesus called the children to Him and said,
The Rich Young Ruler
(Matthew 19:16–30; Mark 10:17–31)
18 Then a certain ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
21 “All these I have kept from my youth,” he said.
22 On hearing this, Jesus told him,
23 But when the ruler heard this, he became very sad, because he was extremely wealthy.
24 Seeing the man’s sadness, c Jesus said,
26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But Jesus said,
The Third Prediction of the Passion
(Matthew 20:17–19; Mark 10:32–34)
31 Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them,
34 But the disciples did not understand any of these things. The meaning was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was saying.
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
(Matthew 20:29–34; Mark 10:46–52)
37 “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by,” they told him.
38 So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
39 Those who led the way admonished him to be silent, but he cried out all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
“Lord,” he said, “let me see again.”
11 a Or stood and prayed to himself
20 b Exodus 20:12–16; Deuteronomy 5:16–20
24 c Literally Seeing that he had become sorrowful ; SBL, NE, and WH Seeing him
28 d Literally left our own ; BYZ and TR left all