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43 cast into the sea. offend, cut it off.

And if thy hand cause thee to It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having the two hands to go into 44 hell, into the fire that is unquenchable; where their 45 worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And

if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off. It is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having the two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that is un46 quenchable; where their worm dies not, and the 47 fire is not quenched. And if thine eye cause thee to

offend, pluck it out. It is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having 48 two eyes to be cast into hell-fire; where their worm 48 dies not, and the fire is not quenched. For every

one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall 50 be salted with salt. Salt is good; but if the salt

lose its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

X. AND he rises and goes thence into the borders of Judea, and the farther side of the Jordan. And again the multitudes come together to him; and as he was wont, he again taught them.

2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, if it is lawful for a man to put away a wife, tempt3 ing him. And he answering said to them: What 4 did Moses command you? And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put 5 her away. And Jesus answering said to them, For


your hardness of heart he wrote you this command. But from the beginning of the creation, God made 6 them male and female. For this cause shall a man 7 leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh. So that they 8 are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore 9 God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

And in the house his disciples asked him again 10 concerning this. And he says to them: Whoever 11 shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her. And if a woman shall put 12 away her husband, and be married to another, she commits adultery.

And they brought little children to him, that he 13 might touch them; and the disciples rebuked those that brought them. But Jesus seeing it, was much 14 displeased, and said to them: Suffer the little children to come to me; forbid them not, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, 15 whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he folded 16 them in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

And as he went forth into the way, there came 17 one running, and kneeling to him, and asked him: Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life. And Jesus said to him: Why callest 18 thou me good? There is none good but one, God. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit 19

adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. 20 And he answering said to him: Teacher, all these 21 have I kept from my youth. And Jesus beholding

him loved him, and said to him: One thing thou lackest; go, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and 22 come, take up the cross, and follow me. And he became sad at that saying, and went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.


And looking around Jesus says to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into 24 the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answering again

says to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of 25 God! It is easier for a camel to go through the

eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the 26 kingdom of God. And they were exceedingly

amazed, saying among themselves, Who then can 27 be saved? And Jesus looking on them says: With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

28 Peter began to say to him: Lo, we have left all, 29 and followed thee. And Jesus answering said:

Verily I say to you, there is no one that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the sake of me and 30 of the glad tidings, but he shall receive a hundred

fold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life. But many first shall be last, and the last first.


And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem. 32 And Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed, and as they followed they were afraid. And again he took with him the twelve, and began to say to them what things should happen to him: 33 Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will 34 mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and will kill him; and on the third day he will rise again.

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come 35 to him saying: Teacher, we desire that thou shouldest do for us whatever we shall ask. And he said 36 to them, What do ye desire that I should do for you? They said to him, Grant to us that we may 37 sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy glory. And Jesus said to them: Ye know 38 not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink, or to endure the immersion which I endure? And they said to him, We are able. 39 And Jesus said to them: Ye shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and endure the immersion which I endure. But to sit on my right hand, or on the left, 40

is not mine to give, but is for them for whom it has been prepared.

41 And the ten, hearing it, began to be much dis42 pleased with James and John. And Jesus, calling them to him, says to them: Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exer43 cise authority over them. But it is not so among


you. But whoever would become great among you, 44 shall be your minister; and whoever would become 45 chiefest of you, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. And they come to Jericho. And as he was going forth from Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timæus, Bartimæus a blind 47 beggar, was sitting by the wayside. And hearing that it is Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say: Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me. 48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his

peace. But he cried all the more: Son of David, 49 have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and said,

Call him. And they call the blind man, saying to 50 to him: Be of good cheer; rise, he calls thee. And

he, casting away his garment, leaped up, and came 51 to Jesus. And Jesus answering said to him, What

wilt thou that I should do to thee? The blind man 52 said to him, Lord, that I may receive sight. And V. 42. Or, they who claim to rule

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