Webster Bible Translation
Jesus' Teaching about Divorce
1And he arose from thence, and cometh into the borders of Judea, by the further side of Jordan: and the people resort to him again; and, as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
2And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. 3And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you? 4And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart, he wrote you this precept. 6But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. 7For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh. 9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man separate.
10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11And he saith to them, Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Jesus Blesses the Children
(Matthew 19:13-15; Luke 18:15-17)
13And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, he shall not enter it. 16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
The Rich Young Man
(Matthew 19:16-30; Luke 18:18-30)
17And when he had gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18And Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God. 19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother. 20And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21Then 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 come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
23And Jesus looked around, and saith to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith to them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they were astonished beyond measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27And Jesus looking upon them, saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28Then Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29Jesus answered and said, Verily I say to you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30But he shall receive a hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come, eternal life. 31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
Third Prediction of Death, Resurrection
32And they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to him, 33Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles; 34And they will mock him, and will scourge him, and will spit upon him, and will kill him: and the third day he will rise again.
The Request of James and John
35And James and John the sons of Zebedee come to him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatever we shall desire. 36And he said to them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38But Jesus said to them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of: and with the baptism that I am baptized with shalt ye be baptized; 40But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
41And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42But Jesus called them, and saith to them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43But so it shall not be among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44And whoever of you will be the chief, shall be servant of all. 45For even the son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Jesus Heals Bartimaeus
(Matthew 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43)
46And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great number of people, blind Bartimeus, the son of Timeus, sat by the highway-side begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 49And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered and said to him, What wilt thou that I should do to thee? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 52And Jesus said to him, Go, thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Webster Bible Translation
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