Jesus teaches the higher law of marriageHe blesses little childrenJesus counsels the rich young man, foretells His own death, and heals blind Bartimæus.

1And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judæa by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.

2¶And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put awayhiswife? tempting him.

3And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

4And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to putheraway.

5And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.

6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

7For this cause shall aamanleave his father and mother, and cleave to hisbwife;

8And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

9What therefore God hathajoinedtogether, let not man putbasunder.

10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the samematter.

11And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

13¶And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: andhisdisciples rebuked those that broughtthem.

14But when Jesus sawit,he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the littleachildrento come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

15Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a littleachild, he shall not enter therein.

16And he took them up in his arms, puthishands upon them, andablessedthem.

17¶And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good?there isnoneagoodbut one,that is,God.

19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commitaadultery, Do notbkill, Do notcsteal, Do not bear false witness,dDefraudnot,eHonourthy father and mother.

20And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, andagiveto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, andbfollowme.

22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

23¶And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto 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 answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them thatatrustinbrichesto enter into the kingdom of God!

25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

27And Jesus looking upon them saith,aWithmenit isimpossible, but not with God: for with God all things arebpossible.

28¶Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospels,

30But he shall receive anahundredfoldnow in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

31aButmanythat arebfirstshall be last; and the last first.

32¶And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,

33Saying,Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and theaSon of manshall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto thebscribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:

34And they shallamockhim, and shall scourge him, and shall spitupon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shallbriseagain.

35¶And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

36And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

37They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

38But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with theabaptismthat I am baptized with?

39And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:

40But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; butit shall be given to themfor whom it is prepared.

41And when the ten heardit,they began to be much displeased with James and John.

42But Jesus called themto him,and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

43But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will beagreatamong you, shall be your minister:

44And whosoever of you will be theachiefest, shall be servant of all.

45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life aaransomfor many.

46¶And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blindaBartimæus, the son of Timæus, sat by the highway side begging.

47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus,thouSon of David, have mercy on me.

48And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal,ThouSon of David, have mercy on me.

49And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call theablindman, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

50And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

51And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

52And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hathamade thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.