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Mark 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Marriage and Divorce
Divorce and the Danger of Riches
(Matt. 19:1–9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:1 - Then He arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the Jordan. And multitudes gathered to Him again, and as He was accustomed, He taught them again.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:2 - The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:3 - And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:4 - They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:5 - And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:6 - “But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:7 - ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:8 - ‘and the two shall become one flesh’;[fn] so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:9 - “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:10 - In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:11 - So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:12 - “And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Jesus Blesses Little Children
(Matt. 19:13–15; Luke 18:15–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:13 - Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:14 - But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:15 - “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:16 - And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
(Matt. 19:16–22; Luke 18:18–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:17 - Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:18 - So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:19 - “You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ [fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:20 - And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:21 - Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:22 - But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
With God All Things Are Possible
(Matt. 19:23–30; Luke 18:24–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:23 - Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:24 - And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches[fn] 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 greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:27 - But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:28 - Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:29 - So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[fn] or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:30 - “who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, 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 a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection
(Matt. 20:17–19; Luke 18:31–34 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:32 - Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would 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 to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:34 - “and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
Greatness Is Serving
(Matt. 20:20–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:35 - Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:36 - And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:37 - They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:38 - But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:39 - They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:40 - “but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:41 - And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:42 - But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:43 - “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:44 - “And whoever of you desires to be first 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 life a ransom for many.”
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
(Matt. 20:29–34; Luke 18:35–43 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:46 - Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:47 - And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:48 - Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:49 - So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:50 - And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:51 - So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:52 - Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
NKJV Footnotes
Genesis 1:27; 5:2
Genesis 2:24
Exodus 20:12–16; Deuteronomy 5:16–20
NU-Text omits for those who trust in riches.
NU-Text omits or wife.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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