2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not arespect man.
3 “There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘1Give me legal protection from my opponent.’
4 “For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor arespect man,
10 “Two men awent up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 “The Pharisee astood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
14 “I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; afor everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
15 aAnd they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.
17 “Truly I say to you, awhoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
18 aA ruler questioned Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
20 “You know the commandments, ‘aDo not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’ ”
24 And Jesus looked at him and said, “aHow hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!
27 But He said, “aThe things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”
29 And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, athere is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
30 who will not receive many times as much at this time and in athe age to come, eternal life.”
34 But athe disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.
38 And he called out, saying, “Jesus, aSon of David, have mercy on me!”
39 Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “aSon of David, have mercy on me!”
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