Luke 18:24-43 New Living Translation

24  When Jesus saw this, he said, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God! 25  In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!" 26  Those who heard this said, "Then who in the world can be saved?" 27  He replied, "What is impossible for people is possible with God." 28  Peter said, "We've left our homes to follow you." 29  "Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30  will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come."

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

31  Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus said, "Listen, we're going up to Jerusalem, where all the predictions of the prophets concerning the Son of Man will come true. 32  He will be handed over to the Romans, and he will be mocked, treated shamefully, and spit upon. 33  They will flog him with a whip and kill him, but on the third day he will rise again." 34  But they didn't understand any of this. The significance of his words was hidden from them, and they failed to grasp what he was talking about.

A Blind Beggar Healed near Jericho

35  As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. 36  When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. 37  They told him that Jesus the Nazarene was going by. 38  So he began shouting, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" 39  "Be quiet!" the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" 40  When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him, 41  "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord," he said, "I want to see!" 42  And Jesus said, "All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you." 43  Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.

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