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Mark 10 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Teaching About Divorce

(Mat 19:1–9 )
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And standing up, He *went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds *gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.

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And some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to [fn]divorce a wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:3 - And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:4 - And they said, “Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND [fn]SEND her AWAY.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:5 - But Jesus said to them, [fn]Because of your hardness of heart he wrote for you this commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:6 - “But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:8 - AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:9 - “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
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And in the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:11 - And He *said to them, “Whoever [fn]divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:12 - and if she herself [fn]divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”

Jesus Blesses Little Children

(Mat 19:13–15; Luk 18:15–17 )
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And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:14 - But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:15 - “Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:16 - And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

The Rich Young Ruler

(Mat 19:16–22; Luk 18:18–23 )
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And as He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and began asking Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:18 - And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:19 - “You know the commandments, ‘DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:20 - And he said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:21 - And looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:22 - But at these words [fn]he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.
(Mat 19:23–30; Luk 18:24–30 )
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And Jesus, looking around, *said to His disciples, “How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:24 - And the disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:25 - “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:26 - And they were even more astonished, saying to [fn]Him, “[fn]Then who can be saved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:27 - Looking at them, Jesus *said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
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Peter began to say to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:29 - Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:30 - [fn]except one who will receive one hundred times as much now in [fn]the present age—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:31 - “But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”

Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection

(Mat 20:17–19; Luk 18:31–34 )
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And they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him:

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:33 - “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will deliver Him over to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:34 - “And they will mock Him and spit on Him, and flog Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again.”

A Request for Status

(Mat 20:20–28 )
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Then James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to Jesus, saying to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:36 - And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:37 - And they said to Him, “[fn]Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:38 - But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:39 - And they said to Him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:40 - “But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
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And hearing this, the ten began to feel indignant with James and John.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:42 - And calling them to Himself, Jesus *said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:44 - and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:45 - “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His [fn]life a ransom for many.”

Bartimaeus Regains His Sight

(Mat 20:29–34; Luk 18:35–43 )
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Then they *came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:47 - And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:48 - And many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:49 - And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” So they *called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage, get up! He is calling for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:50 - And throwing off his outer garment, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:51 - And Jesus answered him and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the blind man said to Him, “[fn]Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:52 - And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has [fn]saved you.” Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.
LSB Footnotes
Or send away
Or divorce her
Or With reference to
Many late mss add and shall cling to his wife
Or sends away
Or sends away
Or he became gloomy
Some mss each other
Lit And
Lit if not
Lit this time
Lit Give to us
Or soul
Lit My Master
Or made you well
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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