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CHAPTER XCIV. Jesus foretels his own sufferings a fifth time.
Zebedee's wife comes to him; humility is in
culcated. And 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.
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
And the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death.
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. :
And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.
But Jesus said unto 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 ?
And they say unto him, We can.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John,
But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them. .
Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but ' whosoever will be great among you, let him, be your minister: .
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
CHAPTER XCV.. Jesus cures Bartimeus the son of Timeas, and
two blind beggars near to Jericho. And 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.
And 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.
And 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.
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
* The territory of Jericho was called a heavenly climate for beauty of prospect, fertility of soil, and felicity of climate.
And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David !
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David !
And Jesus stood still, and called them and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
CHAPTER XCVI. Jesus visits Zaccheus the Publican. AND Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
And, behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore-tree to see him; for he was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor : and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold.
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to. save that which was lost.
Jesus enters Jerusalem publicly. ; And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethpage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying,
Go ye into the village over against you ; in the which, at your entering, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat : loose him, and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose