18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that they ought always to pray and not grow weary,
2 saying: There was in a city a judge that feared not God, and regarded not man.
3 And there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying: Avenge me, on my opponent-at-law.
4 And he would not for a time; but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, neither regard man,
5 yet, because this widow gives me trouble, I will avenge her, lest coming continually she weary me.
6 And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge says;
7 and will not God avenge his elect who cry to him day and night, and does he bear long towards them?
8 I say to you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless will the Son of man, when he comes, find the faith on the earth?
9 And he spoke also this parable to some that trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I pay tithes of all that I possess.
13 But the publican, standing far off, would not lift even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God, be merciful to me the sinner.
14 I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather indeed than the other; for every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, but he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
15 And they brought to him also their infants that he might touch them; but the disciples, seeing, rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them to him, saying: Let the little children come to me and forbid them not; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it.
18 And a ruler asked him, saying: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19 And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false testimony, Honor thy father and thy mother.
21 And he said: All these have I kept from youth.
22 But Jesus, hearing, said to him: Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come follow me.
23 But hearing these things, he became very sad; for he was very rich.
24 But seeing him, Jesus said: How hardly do they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God:
25 for it is easier for a camel to go in through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they that heard said: Who then can be saved?
27 But he said: Things impossible with men are possible with God.
28 And Peter said: Behold, we have left our own and followed thee.
29 And he said to them: Verily I say to you, there is no one that has left house, or wife, or brothers, or parents, or children for the sake of the kingdom of God,
30 who shall not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come, eternal life.
31 And taking the twelve aside, he said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets in reference to the Son of man shall be accomplished;
32 for he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be derided and outraged and spit upon;
33 and they shall scourge and kill him, and the third clay he shall rise.
34 And they understood none of these things; and this saying was concealed from them; and they knew not the things that were spoken.
35 And it came to pass as he drew near to Jericho, a blind man sat by the road begging.
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he inquired what this meant.
37 And they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by.
38 And he cried out, saying: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.
39 But those that went before rebuked him that he should be silent; but much more did he cry: Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 But Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he had come near he asked him:
41 What wilt thou that I shall do for thee? And he said: Lord, that I may receive sight.
42 And Jesus said to him: Receive sight: thy faith has saved thee.
43 And he immediately received sight, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.