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Mark 10


1 And going up from there he goes to the region of Judea and [the] other side of the Jordan, and again crowds go with him, and as he was accustomed he again was teaching them. 2 And Pharisees coming out asked him if it is allowed for [a] man to put away his wife, testing him. 3 But answering he said to them: What did Moses command you? 4 So they said: Moses tolerated [a] scroll of divorce1 to write and to put [her] away. 5 But Jesus said to them, For your hard-heartedness he wrote for you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation:
He made them male and female.
7 For this reason [a] man will leave
his father and mother
And be united with his wife2
8 And they will be two into one flesh,
So that no longer are they two but one flesh.
9 What therefore God has yoked3 together
Man shall not sunder4 .

10 And in the house his disciples again asked him [about] this. 11 And he says to them; Whoever puts away his wife and marry another, commits adultery upon her. 12 And whoever having put away her husband marries another, commits adultery.

Jesus and Little Children

13 And they were bringing to him children in order that he touch them; but his disciples were rebuking them. 14 And when he saw, Jesus was indignant and said to them: Permit the children to come to me, do not be hindering them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Truly I say to you: whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as [a] child, he may not enter into it. 16 And taking them into his arms he blesses them, laying his hands upon them.

The Rich Man

17 And when he went out into the road, [one] having run up and having knelt before him asked him, Good teacher, what should I do in order that I may inherit eternal zoe-life5 ? 18 But Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? No one [is] good except one—God. 19 You know the commandments: Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud 6, honor your father and mother. 20 But he said to him: Teacher, these [things] have I observed from childhood. 21 But Jesus having fixed his gaze on him agape-loved him and said to him: One [thing] you lack. Be going, whatever you have sell and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and Come! Be following me. 22 But having been appalled upon this word, he departed being deeply pained, for he was having many possessions.

23 And having looked [about], Jesus says to his disciples: How difficultly will those having possessions enter into the kingdom of God. 24 But his disciples were being amazed at his words. But Jesus again answering says to them: Children, How difficult it is for those trusting upon possessions 7 to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 It is easier for [a] camel to go through the eye of the needle than for the rich to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 But they were being exceedingly amazed saying among themselves: And who is able to be saved? 27 Having fixed his gaze on them Jesus says: With man [it is] impossible, but not with God, for everything is possible with God. 28 Peter began to be saying to him: Behold we have left everything and have followed you. 29 Jesus said: Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or mothers or fathers or wives or children or fields because of me and because of the good-news, 30 who does not receive hundredfold now in this time8 houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields with persecutions, and in the coming age eternal zoe-life5. 31 But many first will be last, and the last first.

Third Prediction of Jesus's Death and Resurrection

32 Now they were in the road going up into Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them, and they were being amazed, and those following were fearing. And having again called upon the twelve he began to be telling them the [things] [about] to happen to him, 33 that: Behold, we go up into Jerusalem, and the son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and the scribes and they will condemn him to death and will deliver him up to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him and flog him and kill him, and with three days he will arise.

The Request of James and John

35 And James and John the sons of Zebedee came to him saying: Teacher, we would that whatever we ask9 [of you], you do for us. 36 So he said to them: What do you want me to do for you? 37 And they said to him: Give to us that one on your right and one on you left may sit in your glory. 38 But Jesus said to them: You do not know what you ask9. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized in the baptism with which I am baptized? 39 And they said to him: We are able. But Jesus said to them: The cup that I drink you will drink, and the baptism with which I am baptized you will be baptized. 40 But to sit on my right or my left is not mine to give, but [is] for whom it has been prepared.

41 And when the ten heard they began to be indignant concerning James and John. 42 And calling upon them Jesus says to them: You know that the [ones] accounted to be ruling the nations lord it over them and the great of them tyrannize them. 43 It is10 not thus among you, but whoever would become great among you, he will be your servant, 44 and whoever would among you be first, he will be slave of all. 45 For even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psyche-life11 [a] ransom for many.

Healing Blind Bartimaeus

46 And they came to Jericho. And having come out of Jericho and his disciples and [a] large crowd, the son of Timaios, blind Baptimaios the beggar, sat by the road. 47 And having heard that it is Jesus the Nazarene he began to be crying out and to be saying: Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me. 48 And many were rebuking him that he be silent; but he rather was crying out more: Son of David, have mercy on me! 49 And having stood [still] Jesus said: Call him. And they call the blind [man] saying: Be taking courage, be arising, he calls you. 50 And having thrown off his garment, having jumped up, he came to Jesus. 51 And answering him Jesus said: What do you want me to do for you? And the blind [man] said: Rabbi, that I see. 52 And Jesus said to him: Be going, your faith has saved you. And straightway he saw, and followed him in the road.

1or "departure"

2"and be united with his wife": DW K vg most; omit: ℵB

3or "joined"


5from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

6"do not defraud" ℵD vg K many; omit: BW

7"for those trusting upon possessions": D vg K most; omit: ℵB

8KAIROS (καιρoς ) `opportune time', `proper time', `season'

9AITEO "ay-TEH-oh" (αιτεω) "request", "demand", "beg" something for oneself. Far from humbly requesting—it's more like 'demanding'. Jesus uses AITEO only of the prayer of others, not of His own (cf. John.16:26)—and not requesting things for Himself, only for others. AITEO seems to suppose a lesser degree of intimacy than EROTAO (ερωταω), hence AITEO is used of the requests of the disciples to God, but EROTAO of the requests of the disciples to Jesus, and of those of Jesus to the Father ( John.14:16). AITEO is demanding/begging/pleading, EROTAO is polite and friendlier. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

10"is" ℵBDW vg; "will be" K many

11from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.