18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought aalways to pray, and not bto faint; 2 Saying, There was †in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither cregarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor cregard man; 5 dYet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she eweary me. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what fthe unjust judge saith. 7 And gshall not God havenge his own ielect, which cry day and night unto him, though khe bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will havenge them lspeedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
9 And he spake this parable unto certain mwhich trusted nin themselves ||that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men owent up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a ppublican. 11 The Pharisee qstood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, rextortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I sfast twice in the week, I tgive tithes of all that I upossess. 13 And the publican, qstanding afar off, xwould not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but ysmote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14 I tell you, this man zwent down to his house ajustified rather than the other: for bevery one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
15 cAnd they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But 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. 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall din no wise enter therein.
18 eAnd a certain eeruler asked him, saying, Good fMaster, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, gDo not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. 22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet hlackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 For 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. 26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. 29 And 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 sake, 30 Who shall not receive imanifold more jin this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
31 kThen he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written lby the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32 For he shall be mdelivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and mmspitefully entreated, and nspitted on: 33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. 34 And they ounderstood none of these things: pand this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
35 And it came to pass, that qas he was rcome nigh unto Jericho, a scertain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he tasked what it meant. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they which went before urebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath xsaved thee. 43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, yglorifying God: and zall the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
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