And taking the twelve, he said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written of this son of Adam by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. They will scourge him and kill him; and on the third day he will rise.”
But they understood none of these things; this saying was hid from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
And a ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? Only God is good.
“You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery. Do not kill. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Honor your father and mother.”
And he said, “All these I have observed from my youth.”
And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor; and you will have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow me!”
But when he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.
Jesus, looking at him, said, “How hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. For it is easier for a camel to pass through a needle’s eye than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”
But he said, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”
And Peter said, “Lord, we have left our homes and followed you.”
And he said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them to him, saying “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.
He also told them this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others. “Two men went up into the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a toll collector.
“The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank Thee that I am not like other men: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this toll collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all I get.’
“But the toll collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, but beat his breast, saying ‘God be merciful to me, a sinner!’
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled; but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
He told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and never lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him, saying ‘Vindicate me against my adversary!’
“For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this woman bothers me, I will vindicate her; or she will wear me out by her continual coming.'”
And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily!
“Nevertheless, when this son of Adam comes, will he find faith on Earth?”
And he said to his disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of this son of Adam, and you will not see it.
“And they will say to you, ‘Lo, there!’ or ‘Lo, here!’
“Do not go; do not follow them.
“For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will this son of Adam be in his day.
“But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the day of this son of Adam. They ate; they drank; they married; they were given in marriage– until the day when Noah entered the ark; and the flood came to destroy them all.
“Likewise it was in the days of Lot. They ate; they drank; they bought; they sold; they planted; they built. But on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from Heaven and destroyed them all.
“So it will be on the day when this son of Adam is revealed.
“On that day, let him who is in on the housetop, with his goods in the house– not turn back to take them away. And likewise, let him who is in the field not turn back! Remember Lot’s wife.
“Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
“I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”
And they said to him, “Where, Lord?”
He said to them, “Where the body is, there the eagles will gather together.”
Being asked by the Pharisees when the reign of God was coming, he answered them: “The Kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’, or ‘There!’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
When he saw them, he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”
And as they went, they were cleansed.
Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
“Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down at table?’ Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink’?
“Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that was commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'”
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea! and it would obey you.”