Mark 10:1-31 Darby’s Translation

Jesus' Teaching on Divorce

10 1  And rising up thence he comes into the coasts of Judaea, and the other side of the Jordan. And again crowds come together to him, and, as he was accustomed, again he taught them. 2  And Pharisees coming to [him] asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away [his] wife? (tempting him). 3  But he answering said to them, What did Moses command you? 4  And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorce, and to put away. 5  And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment for you; 6  but from [the] beginning of [the] creation God made them male and female. 7  For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife, 8  and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer two but one flesh. 9  What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate. 10  And again in the house the disciples asked him concerning this. 11  And he says to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another, commits adultery against her. 12  And if a woman put away her husband and shall marry another, she commits adultery.

Jesus Blesses Little Children

13  And they brought little children to him that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought [them]. 14  But Jesus seeing [it], was indignant, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come to me; forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15  Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it. 16  And having taken them in his arms, having laid his hands on them, he blessed them.

The Rich Young Ruler

17  And as he went forth into the way, a person ran up to [him], and kneeling to him asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18  But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, [that is] God. 19  Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour thy father and mother. 20  And he answering said to him, Teacher, all these things have I kept from my youth. 21  And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One thing lackest thou: go, sell whatever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, [taking up the cross]. 22  But he, sad at the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions. 23  And Jesus looking around says to his disciples, How difficultly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24  And the disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus again answering says to them, Children, how difficult it is that those who trust in riches should enter into the kingdom of God! 25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26  And they were exceedingly astonished, saying to one another, And who can be saved? 27  But Jesus looking on them says, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God. 28  Peter began to say to him, Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee. 29  Jesus answering said, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, [or wife], or children, or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, 30  that shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the coming age life eternal. 31  But many first shall be last, and the last first.


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