he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3And there was a widow in that city; and she
came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual
coming she weary me.
6And the Lord said, Hear
what the unjust judge saith.
7And shall not
God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man
cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a
11The Pharisee stood and prayed
thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes
of all that I possess.
13And the publican,
standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to
me a sinner.
14I tell you, this man went down
to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
15And they brought unto
him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto
me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit
19And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father
and thy mother.
21And he said, All these have
I kept from my youth up.
22Now when Jesus
heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter
into the kingdom of God!
25For it is easier
for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and
29And he said unto them, Verily
I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's
30Who shall not receive manifold more
in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
31Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things
that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
32For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted
33And they shall scourge him, and put
him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
35And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man
sat by the way side begging:
the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have
mercy on me.
40And Jesus stood, and commanded
him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:
thy faith hath saved thee.
he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.