And◦ He spoke also a parable to them, to the end that men ought always to pray, and not be··weary,
saying, There was a certain judge in a certain city, who feared not◦ God, and had· no◦ ·respect··for man.
And◦ there was a widow in that▵ city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary.
And he was not willing for a time◦; but◦ afterwards he said◦ in himself, Though I fear not God, and have· no ·respect··for man,
yet since◦ this widow makes▵ labor for me, I will avenge her, lest◦ in◦ the end by coming she wear· me ·down.
And◦ the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.
And◦ shall not▵ God do vengeance for His chosen, who cry◦ day and night to Him, and He bear··long* with them?
I say to you that He will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, shall He find faith on the earth?
And◦ He said also this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were just, and made the rest as nothing.
Two men went··up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the··other◦ a publican.
The Pharisee standing to himself, prayed these··things: God, I thank Thee that I am not as◦ the rest of men—rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week; I give··tithes··of all things, as··many··as I possess.
And the publican, standing afar··off, was not willing to lift··up◦ even his eyes to◦ heaven, but struck on◦ his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
I say to··you, This man came··down justified into his house, than the··other▵*; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but◦ he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
And◦ they brought· also ·to Him babes, that◦ He should touch them, but◦ when the disciples saw◦ it, they rebuked them.
But◦ Jesus called· them ·to Him, and said, Let the little··children come to Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.
Amen I say to you, Whoever shall not◦ accept the kingdom of God as a little··child shall not▵ enter into it.
And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
But◦ Jesus said◦ to him, Why callest▵ thou Me good? None is good except one, God.
Thou knowest◦ the commandments: Thou shalt not◦ commit··adultery, thou shalt not◦ murder, thou shalt not◦ steal, thou shalt not◦ bear··false··witness, honor thy father and thy mother.*
And◦ he said, All these have I kept* from my youth.
And◦ when Jesus heard these··things, He said◦ to him, Yet one thing is··left◦ for thee to do: sell all, as··much··as thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come▵, follow Me.
But◦ on hearing these··things he became very··sorrowful, for◦ he was exceedingly◦ rich.
And◦ when Jesus saw◦ that he had become very··sorrowful, He said◦, How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter into the kingdom of God!
For 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.
And◦ they who heard it said, Who then can be saved?
And◦ He said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
And◦ Peter said◦, Behold◦, we have left all things, and have followed Thee.
And◦ He said◦ to them, Amen I say to··you, There is no··one who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
who shall not▵ receive many··times··more in this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.
And◦ taking the twelve, He said to them, Behold◦, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things must be finished which are written by the prophets respecting the Son of Man.
For◦ He shall be delivered··up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit··upon,
and they shall scourge Him, and shall kill Him; and the third day He shall rise··again◦.
And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, and they knew not the things that were said.
And◦ it came··to··pass as He drew··near to◦ Jericho, a certain blind man sat along the way begging.
And◦ hearing the crowd go··through, he inquired what it meant.
And◦ they reported to him, Jesus of··Nazareth passes··by.
And he cried◦, saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.
And they who went··before rebuked him, that◦ he should be··silent; but◦ he cried··out much more◦: Son of David, have··mercy on me!
And◦ Jesus standing, ordered him to be brought◦ to Him; and◦ when he was··near, He questioned him,
saying, What◦ willest thou that I shall do to thee? And◦ he said◦, Lord, that◦ I may receive· my ·sight.
And Jesus said◦ to him, Receive· thy ·sight; thy faith has saved thee.
And immediately he received· his ·sight; and he followed Him, glorifying God; and all the people when they saw◦ it gave praise to God.