The Gospel According to Mark Chapter 10:1-52
Mark 10:1 He set out from there and went into the district of Judea (and) across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them.
Mark 10:2 The Pharisees approached and asked, "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?" They were testing him.
Mark 10:3 He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?"
Mark 10:4 They replied, "Moses permitted him to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her."
Mark 10:5 But Jesus told them, "Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment.
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.
Mark 10:7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother (and be joined to his wife),
Mark 10:8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Mark 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate."
Mark 10:10 In the house the disciples again questioned him about this.
Mark 10:11 He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her;
Mark 10:12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."
Mark 10:13 And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Mark 10:15 Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."
Mark 10:16 Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.
Mark 10:17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Mark 10:18 Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.
Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: 'You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.'"
Mark 10:20 He replied and said to him, "Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Mark 10:21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to (the) poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
Mark 10:22 At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.
Mark 10:23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!"
Mark 10:24 The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to pass through (the) eye of (a) needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
Mark 10:26 They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, "Then who can be saved?"
Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, "For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God."
Mark 10:28 Peter began to say to him, "We have given up everything and followed you."
Mark 10:29 Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
Mark 10:30 who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.
Mark 10:31 But many that are first will be last, and (the) last will be first."
Mark 10:32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him.
Mark 10:33 "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles
Mark 10:34 who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise."
Mark 10:35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
Mark 10:36 He replied, "What do you wish (me) to do for you?"
Mark 10:37 They answered him, "Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left."
Mark 10:38 Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"
Mark 10:39 They said to him, "We can." Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
Mark 10:40 but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared."
Mark 10:41 When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John.
Mark 10:42 Jesus summoned them and said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt.
Mark 10:43 But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
Mark 10:44 whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
Mark 10:45 For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Mark 10:46 They came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging.
Mark 10:48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, "Son of David, have pity on me."
Mark 10:49 Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage; get up, he is calling you."
Mark 10:50 He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Mark 10:51 Jesus said to him in reply, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied to him, "Master, I want to see."
Mark 10:52 Jesus told him, "Go your way; your faith has saved you." Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.