9:35. And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them. Whom when he had embraced, he saith to them:
9:36. Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name receiveth me. And whosoever shall receive me receiveth not me but him that sent me.
9:37. John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us: and we forbade him.
9:38. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name and can soon speak ill of me.
9:39. For he that is not against you is for you.
9:40. For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
9:41. And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me: it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea.
9:42. And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire:
9:43. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:44. And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter lame into life everlasting than having two feet to be cast into the hell of unquenchable fire:
9:45. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:46. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire:
9:47. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:48. For every one shall be salted with fire: and every victim shall be salted with salt.
9:49. Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in you: and have peace among you.
Mark Chapter 10
Marriage is not to be dissolved. The danger of riches. The ambition of the sons of Zebedee. A blind man is restored to his sight.
10:1. And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coast of Judea beyond the Jordan: and the multitude flocked to him again. And as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
10:2. And the Pharisees coming to him asked him, tempting him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?
10:3. But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you?
10:4. Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.
10:5. To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart, he wrote you that precept.
10:6. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.
10:7. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife.
10:8. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.
10:9. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
10:10. And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing.
10:11. And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another committeth adultery against her.
10:12. And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
10:13. And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them.
And the disciples rebuked them that brought them.
10:14. Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
10:15. Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.
10:16. And embracing them and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.
10:17. And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running up and kneeling before him, asked him: Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?
10:18. And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God.
None is good... Of himself entirely and essentially, but God alone; men may be good also, but only by participation of God's goodness.
10:19. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother.
10:20. But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth.
10:21. And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.
10:22. Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
10:23. And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
10:24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God?
10:25. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
10:26. Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?
10:27. And Jesus looking on them, saith with men it is impossible; but not with God. For all things are possible with God.
10:28. And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee.
10:29. Jesus answering said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,
10:30. Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.
10:31. But many that are first shall be last: and the last, first.