Teachings about Divorce
1 Then Jesus left that place and went into the region of Judea, beyond the Jordan. Again the crowds came to Him and He taught them, as was His custom.
2 Some Pharisees came to test Him. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” they inquired.
5 But Jesus told them,
10 When they were back inside the house, the disciples asked Jesus about this matter.
11 So He told them,
Jesus Blesses the Children
(Matthew 19:13–15; Luke 18:15–17)
13 Now people were bringing the little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them, and the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and told them,
The Rich Young Man
(Matthew 19:16–30; Luke 18:18–30)
17 As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. “Good Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
20 “Teacher,” he replied, “all these I have kept from my youth.”
22 But the man was saddened by these words and went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples,
24 And the disciples were amazed at His words.
But Jesus said to them again,
26 They were even more astonished and said to one another, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus looked at them and said,
28 Peter began to say to Him, “Look, we have left everything and followed You.”
The Third Prediction of the Passion
(Matthew 20:17–19; Luke 18:31–34)
32 As they were going up the road to Jerusalem, Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were amazed, but those who followed were afraid. Again Jesus took the Twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him:
The Request of James and John
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and declared, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”
37 They answered, “Grant that one of us may sit at Your right hand and the other at Your left in Your glory.”
39 “We can,” the brothers answered.
41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.
42 So Jesus called them together and said,
Jesus Heals Bartimaeus
(Matthew 20:29–34; Luke 18:35–43)
46 Next, they came to Jericho. And as Jesus and His disciples were leaving Jericho with a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting beside the road. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48 Many people admonished him to be silent, but he cried out all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 Jesus stopped and said,
So they called the blind man. “Take courage!” they said. “Get up! He is calling for you.”
50 Throwing off his cloak, Bartimaeus jumped up and came to Jesus.
“Rabboni,” said the blind man, “let me see again.”
4 a See Deuteronomy 24:1.
6 b Genesis 1:27;Genesis 5:2
7 c NE and WH do not include and be united to his wife.
8 d Genesis 2:24 (see also LXX)
19 e Exodus 20:12–16; Deuteronomy 5:16–20
21 f BYZ and TR Then come, take up the cross, and follow Me.
24 g BYZ and TR how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter
40 h Literally Mine to grant, but for whom