24 And Jesus looked at him and said , " How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God ! 25 "For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God ." 26 They who heard it said , "Then who can be saved ?" 27 But He said , " The things that are impossible with people are possible with God ." 28 Peter said , "Behold , we have left our own homes and followed You." 29 And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, there 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 the age to come , eternal life ."
Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time
31 Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold , we are going up to Jerusalem , and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished . 32 " For He will be handed over to the Gentiles , and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again ." 34 But the 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 .
A Blind Beggar Healed near Jericho
35 As Jesus was approaching Jericho , a blind man was sitting by the road begging . 36 Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was. 37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he called out, saying , "Jesus , Son 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 , " Son of David , have mercy on me!" 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near , He questioned him, 41 "What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said , "Lord , I want to regain my sight !" 42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight ; your faith has made you well ." 43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God ; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God .