Mark 10-11 American Standard Version

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Jesus' Teaching on Divorce

10 1  And he arose from thence and cometh into the borders of Judaea and beyond the Jordan: and multitudes come together unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again. 2  And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away [his] wife? trying him. 3  And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? 4  And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5  But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6  But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them. 7  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; 8  and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh. 9  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 10  And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter. 11  And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her: 12  and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.

Jesus Blesses Little Children

13  And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. 14  But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. 15  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein. 16  And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.

The Rich Young Ruler

17  And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, [even] God. 19  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother. 20  And he said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth. 21  And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22  But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he was one that 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! 24  And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25  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 were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved? 27  Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all things are possible with God. 28  Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29  Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands, for my sake, and for the gospel's sake, 30  but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31  But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last first.

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

32  And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were to happen unto him, 33  [saying], Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles: 34  and they shall mock him, and shall spit upon him, and shall scourge him, and shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.

The Request of James and John

35  And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee. 36  And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37  And they said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on [thy] left hand, in thy glory. 38  But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39  And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: 40  but to sit on my right hand or on [my] left hand is not mine to give; but [it is for them] for whom it hath been prepared. 41  And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John. 42  And Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43  But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister; 44  and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all. 45  For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Blind Bartimeus Receives Sight

46  And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way side. 47  And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48  And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 49  And Jesus stood still, and said, Call ye him. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good cheer: rise, he calleth thee. 50  And he, casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 51  And Jesus answered him, and said, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And the blind man said unto him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight. 52  And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And straightway he received his sight, and followed him in the way.

The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

11 1  And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, 2  and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him. 3  And if any one say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye, The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him back hither. 4  And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without in the open street; and they loose him. 5  And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? 6  And they said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go. 7  And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and he sat upon him. 8  And many spread their garments upon the way; and others branches, which they had cut from the fields. 9  And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna; Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10  Blessed [is] the kingdom that cometh, [the kingdom] of our father David: Hosanna in the highest. 11  And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, it being now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

The Cursing of the Fig Tree

12  And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered. 13  And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs. 14  And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

The Cleansing of the Temple

15  And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; 16  and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. 17  And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers. 18  And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 19  And every evening he went forth out of the city.

The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree

20  And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. 21  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. 24  Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25  And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26  [But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.]

Jesus' Authority Questioned

27  And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders; 28  and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29  And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30  The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me. 31  And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32  But should we say, From men—they feared the people: for all verily held John to be a prophet. 33  And they answered Jesus and say, We know not. And Jesus saith unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

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