Luke 18:18; Luke 18:19–43

The Rich Ruler

18 uAnd a ruler asked him, Good Teacher, what must I do to vinherit eternal life?


19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: wDo not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother. 21 And he said, xAll these I have kept from my youth. 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, One thing you still lack. ySell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have ztreasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 23 aBut when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, bHow difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter cthe kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter cthe kingdom of God. 26 Those who heard it said, Then who can be saved? 27 But he said, dWhat is impossible with man is possible with God. 28 And Peter said, See, ewe have left our homes and followed you. 29 And he said to them, Truly, I say to you, fthere is no one who has left house or wife or brothers1 or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30 who will not receive gmany times more hin this time, and in ithe age to come eternal life.

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

31 jAnd taking the twelve, he said to them, See, kwe are going up to Jerusalem, and leverything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be mdelivered over to the Gentiles and will be nmocked and shamefully treated and ospit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on pthe third day he will rise. 34 qBut they understood none of these things. rThis saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.

Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar

35 sAs he drew near to Jericho, ta blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, uJesus of Nazareth is passing by. 38 And he cried out, Jesus, vSon of David, have mercy on me! 39 And those who were in front wrebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, 41 xWhat do you want me to do for you? He said, Lord, let me recover my sight. 42 And Jesus said to him, Recover your sight; yyour faith has zmade you well. 43 And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, aglorifying God. And ball the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.