17:25. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
17:26. And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27. They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.
17:28. Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built.
17:29. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
17:30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed.
17:31. In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner, let him not return back.
17:32. Remember Lot's wife.
17:33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.
17:34. I say to you: In that night there shall be two men in one bed.
The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.
17:35. Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left. Two men shall be in the field. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.
17:36. They answering, say to him: Where, Lord?
17:37. Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.
Luke Chapter 18
We must pray always. The Pharisee and the publican. The danger of riches. The blind man is restored to sight.
18:1. And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint,
18:2. Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God nor regarded man.
18:3. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.
Avenge... That is, do me justice. It is a Hebraism.
18:4. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God nor regard man,
18:5. Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.
18:6. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.
18:7. And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night?
And will he have patience in their regard?
18:8. I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?
18:9. And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable:
18:10. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.
18:11. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.
18:12. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
18:15. And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them.
Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.
18:16. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17. Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child shall not enter into it.
18:18. And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life?
18:19. And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.
18:20. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother.
18:21. Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.
18:22. Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.
18:23. He having heard these things, became sorrowful: for he was very rich.
18:24. And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God:
18:25. For 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.
18:26. And they that heard it said: Who then can be saved?
18:27. He said to them: The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.
18:28. Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee.
18:29. Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath left home or parents or brethren or wife or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30. Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
18:31. Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man.
18:32. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and scourged and spit upon.