Luke 18:24-43 Bible in Basic English

24  And Jesus, looking at him, said, How hard it is for those who have wealth to get into the kingdom of God! 25  It is simpler for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a man who has much money to come into the kingdom of God. 26  And those who were present said, Then who may have salvation? 27  But he said, Things which are not possible with man are possible with God. 28  And Peter said, See, we have given up what is ours to come after you. 29  And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house or wife or brothers or father or mother or children, because of the kingdom of God, 30  Who will not get much more in this time, and in the world to come, eternal life.

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

31  And he took with him the twelve and said to them, Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things which were said by the prophets will be done to the Son of man. 32  For he will be given up to the Gentiles, and will be made sport of and put to shame: 33  And he will be given cruel blows and put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life. 34  But they did not take in the sense of any of these words, and what he said was not clear to them, and their minds were not able to see it.

A Blind Beggar Healed near Jericho

35  And it came about that when he got near Jericho, a certain blind man was seated by the side of the road, making requests for money from those who went by. 36  And hearing the sound of a great number of people going by, he said, What is this? 37  And they said to him, Jesus of Nazareth is going by. 38  And he said in a loud voice, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. 39  And those who were in front made protests and said to him, Be quiet: but he said all the more, O Son of David, have mercy on me. 40  And Jesus, stopping, gave orders that he was to come to him, and when he came near, he said to him, 41  What would you have me do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may be able to see again. 42  And Jesus said, See again: your faith has made you well. 43  And straight away he was able to see, and he went after him, giving glory to God; and all the people when they saw it gave praise to God.


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