1. And he rose from there and came to the district of Judea, to the crossing of
the Jordan River, and there went to him great crowds, and he taught them
again, as was his habit.
2. And the Pharisees drew near, testing him and asking, "If it was Lawful for a
man to leave his wife?"
3. He said to them, "What did Moses command you?"
4. They then said, "Moses gave us permission to write the Divorce Letter and
dissolve [the marriage.]"
5. Eashoa replied and said to them, "Against the hardness of your heart, Moses
wrote you this commandment.
6. "From the beginning of creation, however, Allaha made them male and
7. "Because of this a man leaves his father and mother and holds on to his
8. "And they become both one flesh. Therefore, they are no longer two, except
9. "What Allaha has thus united, the human being cannot separate."
10. And his disciples asked him about this at home.
11. And he said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another,
12. "And if a woman divorces through an excuse and becomes [a wife] for
another, she commits adultery."
13. And they offered him children so he would bless them. And his disciples
yelled at those who offered them,
14. Eashoa, however, saw it and was displeased, and he said to them, "Let the
children come to me, and do not stop them. For they are just like them, for
whom the Kingdom of Allaha has come.
15. "Amen, I am telling you, that whoever does not accept the Kingdom of
Allaha as a child, shall not enter it."
16. And he took them up on his arms and consecrated his hand over them and
17. And as he went on his way, someone ran and fell to his feet and asked,
saying,* "Good Teacher, what shall I do to attain life everlasting?"*
18. Eashoa said to him, "Why do you call me good? There is no one good, except
for one: Allaha.
19. "You know the commandments, do not fornicate, do not steal, do not kill
and do not give false testimony, do not oppress, honor your father and
20. He replied and said to him, however, "I have observed all these since my
21. Eashoa then gazed at him and loved him, and he said to him, "You lack one
thing. Go sell everything you have and give to the poor and you shall have a
place* in heaven, and take up your cross and follow me."
22. He was distressed by this manifestation and went away depressed. For he
had a great deal of money.
23. Eashoa gazed at his disciples and said to them, "What an impasse it is for those
who have money to enter the Kingdom of Allaha!"
24. His disciples wondered over his words. And again Eashoa said to them, "My
children, how difficult it is for those who count* on their money to enter the
Kingdom of Allaha.
25. "It is easier for the camel to enter the eye of the needle than the rich person
to enter the Kingdom of Allaha."
26. They, however, wondered even more and said among themselves, "Who
can then enter life everlasting?"*
27. Eashoa gazed at them, and said to them, "This cannot be according to human
beings, except according to Allaha, for everything is possible according to Allaha."
28. And Keepa [Peter] began saying, "Behold, we have left everything and are
clinging to you."
29. Eashoa replied and said, "Amen, I am telling you, there is no human being
who leaves houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or
children or villages, because of me and because of my faith,
30. "Who will not* receive one hundred fold like this in houses and brothers
and sisters and mothers and villages, and be repaid for persecutions of this
life,* and in the realm* to come, life everlasting.*
31. "Then many that were first will become last and the last will become first."
32. As they went up the road to Jerusalem, Eashoa led them.* And they were
astonished, and they followed him fearfully. So he fetched his Twelve,* and
began telling them the thing that was destined to happen to him,
33. "That, behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be
delivered to the chief high priests and scribes and they will find him guilty of
death,* and betray him to the nations,
34. "And they will laugh at him and torture him and spit in his face and they
will kill him, and on the third day he will rise."
35. And there came to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, and said to him,
"Teacher, we are satisfied that whatever we ask, you will do it for us."
36. He said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?"
37. They said to him, "Give us that one should sit from your right and one from
your left, in your glory."
38. He said to them, however, "You do not know what you are asking. Can you
drink the cup that I drink? And the baptism by which I will be baptized, [can
you] be baptized?"
39. They said, "We can." Eashoa said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink,
and the baptism by which I will be baptized you will be baptized.
40. "As for your sitting from my right and my left, is not mine to give, except
by those to whom it is granted through grace."
41. And as the [other] ten heard it, they began to criticize* James and John.
42. And Eashoa called them and said to them, "You know that those who expect to
be leaders of nations, are their bosses. And their top leadership wields power*
43. "Do not let it be like this among you. Except whoever wishes among you
to be a leader, let him minister to you.*
44. "And the one who wishes to be first among you, let him be the servant for all*.
45. For the Son of Man also did not come to be ministered to, except to
minister,* and to give himself Salvation on behalf of many."
46. And they came to Jericho, and as Eashoa went out of Jericho, he and his
disciples and a great crowd, Timaeus son of Timaeus, sat at the edge of the road and begged.*
47. And he heard that it was Eashoa of Nazareth, and he began crying out and
saying, "Son of David, have mercy on me."
48. And many yelled at him to shut up. He cried out more, however, and said,
"Son of David, have mercy on me."
49. And Eashoa stood still and asked* them to call him. And they called the blind
man, "Take courage,* rise, he calls you."
50. The blind man cast off his cloak, got up and went to Eashoa,
51. Eashoa said to him, "What do you wish that I do for you?" The blind man said to
him, "My Maryah, so I may see."
52. And Eashoa said to him, "[Then] see, your faith has given you Life." And at
once he saw [Eashoa,] and followed him.
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*10:17.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And said."
*10:17.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Lives to the [end of the] universe."
*10:21 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Consecration."
*10:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Measure over."
*10:26 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Who can to Living?"
*10:30.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And no."
*10:30.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Together with persecution."
*10:30.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Universe."
*10:30.4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Lives that to the [end of the] universe."
*10:32 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "He Eashoa firsted them."
*10:33 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Responsible to death."
*10:41 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Complain over."
*10:42 Lit. Ar. id.: "Authority."
*10:43 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Shall become your minister."
*10:44 Lit. Ar. id.: "Every [human.]"
*10:45 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "To be minister."
*10:46 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Sought."
*10:49.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Commanded."
*10:49.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Be of heart."