428-429 :The Journey To Jerusalem

428-429 :The Journey To Jerusalem

AS Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem, he passed through the
midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a certain
village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.
 And they lifted up their voices and cried,
"Jesus, Master, have mercy on us."
And when he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests."

And it came to pass that as they went they were healed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed,turned back,
and with a loud voice glorified God,
and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks.
 And he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus said, "Were there not ten healed? But where are the nine?
Only this stranger has returned to give glory to God."
And he said to him, "Arise, go your way; your faith has made you whole."


Jesus spoke this parable to certain men who were proud of their own
righteousness and looked down upon others:
"Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, the other a tax gatherer.
"The Pharisee stood and prayed by himself in these words:
 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, greedy, unjust, indulgent,
or like this tax gatherer! I fast twice in the week, and I give a tenth of all I own to charity.'
"But the publican, standing far off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven,
 but beat upon his breast, saying, 'God be merciful to me, a sinner.'
"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other.
For everyone that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be


They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went before them.
And as the disciples followed, they were amazed and afraid.

Then he called again the twelve and began to tell them what things should happen to him, saying:"Behold, we go up to Jerusalem.
The Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and to the scribes,
 and they shall condemn him to death and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.
And they shall mock him, and shall beat him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him.
And the third day he shall rise again."
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him saying,
"Master, will you do for us whatever we shall desire?"
 He said to them, "What do you want that I should do for you?"
"Grant us," they said, "that we may sit,
one on your right hand and the other on your left hand, in your glory."
But Jesus said to them, "You know not what you ask.
Can you drink of the same cup that I drink of,
 and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
They said to him, "'We can."

And Jesus said to them, "You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of,
 and with the baptism that I am baptized you shall be baptized.
 But 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 has been prepared."

When the other ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.

But Jesus called them to him and said to them,
"You know that they which rule over the Gentiles exercise strong authority over them.
 But it shall not be so among you:
Whoever will be great among you, shall be your servant,
 and whoever of you will be the greatest, shall be a servant to all.
 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister,
and to give his life as a ransom for many."


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