Divorce 1Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.
2Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”
4They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”
The Little Children and Jesus
13People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them.
14When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them,
16And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
The Rich and the Kingdom of God
17As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
20“Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”
21Jesus looked at him and loved him.
22At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.
23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
26The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”
27Jesus looked at them and said,
28Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”
Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time
32They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him.
The Request of James and John 35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”
37They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”
39“We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them,
Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight 46Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging.
47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
48Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49Jesus stopped and said,
50Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.