Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
11 And it came to pass, in his going on to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee, 12 and he entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off, 13 and they lifted up the voice, saying, 'Jesus, master, deal kindly with us;' 14 and having seen 'them', he said to them, 'Having gone on, shew yourselves to the priests;' and it came to pass, in their going, they were cleansed, 15 and one of them having seen that he was healed did turn back, with a loud voice glorifying God, 16 and he fell upon 'his' face at his feet, giving thanks to him, and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, 'Were not the ten cleansed, and the nine—where? 18 There were not found who did turn back to give glory to God, except this alien;' 19 and he said to him, 'Having risen, be going on, thy faith hath saved thee.'
The Coming of the Kingdom
20 And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign of God doth come, he answered them, and said, 'The reign of God doth not come with observation; 21 nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is within you.' 22 And he said unto his disciples, 'Days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye shall not behold 'it'; 23 and they shall say to you, Lo, here; or lo, there; ye may not go away, nor follow; 24 for as the lightning that is lightening out of the one 'part' under heaven, to the other part under heaven doth shine, so shall be also the Son of Man in his day; 25 and first it behoveth him to suffer many things, and to be rejected by this generation. 26 'And, as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man; 27 they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the deluge came, and destroyed all; 28 in like manner also, as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29 and on the day Lot went forth from Sodom, He rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all. 30 'According to these things it shall be, in the day the Son of Man is revealed; 31 in that day, he who shall be on the house top, and his vessels in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he in the field, in like manner, let him not turn backward; 32 remember the wife of Lot. 33 Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever may lose it, shall preserve it. 34 'I say to you, In that night, there shall be two men on one couch, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left; 35 two women shall be grinding at the same place together, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left; 36 two men shall be in the field, the one shall be taken, and the other left.' 37 And they answering say to him, 'Where, sir?' and he said to them, 'Where the body 'is', there will the eagles be gathered together.'
The Parable of the Widow and the Judge
18 1 And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth 'us' always to pray, and not to faint, 2 saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain city—God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding— 3 and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent, 4 and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard, 5 yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.' 6 And the Lord said, 'Hear ye what the unrighteous judge saith: 7 and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night—bearing long in regard to them? 8 I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?'
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican
9 And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile: 10 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer; 11 the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer; 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all things—as many as I possess. 13 'And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to me—the sinner! 14 I say to you, this one went down declared righteous, to his house, rather than that one: for every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'