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Mark 10

Divorce

1Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.

Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

“What did Moses command you?” he replied.

They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’[a] ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] and the two will become one flesh.’[c] So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

The Little Children and Jesus

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’[d]

20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a boy.”

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”

24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is[e] to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

26 The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, “Who then can be saved?”

27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”

29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time

32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”

The Request of James and John

35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”

36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.

37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”

38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”

39 “We can,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

41 When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John. 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight

46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

48 Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” 50 Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him.

The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 10:6 Gen. 1:27
  2. Mark 10:7 Some early manuscripts do not have and be united to his wife.
  3. Mark 10:8 Gen. 2:24
  4. Mark 10:19 Exodus 20:12-16; Deut. 5:16-20
  5. Mark 10:24 Some manuscripts is for those who trust in riches

Knijga O Kristu

Evanđelje po Marku 10

O braku i rastavi

1Isus ode iz Kafarnauma južnije, u judejski kraj te istočno od rijeke Jordana. I opet nagrne k njemu mnoštvo naroda te ih je po svojemu običaju poučavao.

Dođu neki farizeji i upitaju ga pokušavajući ga zaskočiti: 'Je li dopušteno mužu razvesti se od žene?'

'Što je vam je o tome zapovjedio Mojsije?' upita ih Isus.

'On je to dopustio

'Dopustio vam je to zbog vaše tvrdokornosti!

Jer Bog ih je još na početku stvorenja stvorio "muškim i ženskim'.

'Čovjek će ostaviti oca i majku da bi se sjedinio sa svojom ženom, i njih će dvoje biti jedno tijelo.'[a]

Njih dvoje, prema tome, više nisu dva tijela, nego jedno.

Neka dakle nijedan čovjek ne rastavlja one koje je Bog sjedinio!'

10 Kad su bili u kući, učenici ga ponovno o tomu upitaju.

11 On im reče: 'Kad se muškarac rastavi od žene da bi se oženio drugom, čini preljub prema prvoj ženi.

12 Rastavi li se žena od muža i preuda, ona također čini preljub.'

Isus blagoslivlja djecu

13 Isusu donesu djecu da ih dotakne i blagoslovi. Učenici su ih tjerali.

14 Kad je Isus to vidio, razljutio se te im reče: 'Pustite dječicu k meni i ne tjerajte ih jer takvima pripada Božje kraljevstvo.

15 Zaista vam kažem, tko kraljevstvo Božje ne prihvati poput te dječice, nikada neće u njega ući!'

16 Tada izgrli djecu i blagoslovi ih polažući na njih ruke.

Bogataš

17 Dok se spremao na put, pritrči mu neki čovjek, klekne pred njega i upita ga: 'Dobri učitelju, što moram učiniti da dobijem vječni život?'

18 'Zašto me zoveš dobrim?' upita ga Isus. 'Samo je Bog uistinu dobar.

19 A zapovijedi znaš: ne ubij, ne čini preljub, ne ukradi, ne laži, ne varaj, poštuj oca i majku.'

20 'Gospodine, sve te zapovijedi držim još od mladosti

21 Isus ga promotri i zavoli ga. 'Još ti jedno nedostaje

22 Čovjek se na te riječi snuždi i žalosno ode jer je bio vrlo bogat.

23 Isus pogleda uokolo i reče učenicima: 'Kako je teško bogatašima ući u kraljevstvo Božje!'

24 Oni se na to silno iznenade. Isus nastavi: 'Djeco draga, kako je teško ući u kraljevstvo Božje!

25 Lakše bi devi bilo provući se kroz iglenu ušicu nego bogatašu ući u Božje kraljevstvo!'

26 Učenici se zaprepaste. 'Pa tko se onda uopće može spasiti?' pitali su.

27 Isus ih pozorno pogleda pa reče: 'Ljudima je to potpuno nemoguće, ali ne i Bogu. Jer Bogu je sve moguće!'

28 Petar mu reče: 'Mi smo se svega odrekli da bismo te slijedili.'

29 Isus odgovori: 'Zaista vam kažem, nema takvoga tko se radi mene i radi Radosne vijesti odrekao kuće, braće, sestara, majke, oca, djece ili imanja,

30 a da uz progonstvo neće već u ovome svijetu dobiti natrag stostruko: kuće, braću, sestre, majku, oca, djecu i imanja, a u budućemu svijetu i vječni život.

31 Ali mnogi koji su sada prvi tada će biti na zadnjemu mjestu, a mnogi koje ovdje smatraju zadnjima ondje će biti najveći.'

Isus ponovno naviješta svoju smrt

32 Uspinjali su se prema Jeruzalemu. Isus je išao pred zaprepaštenim učenicima. Ljudi koji su ga slijedili bili su prestrašeni. Isus povede Dvanaestoricu na stranu i počne im još jedanput govoriti o onomu što mu se imalo dogoditi kad stignu u Jeruzalem.

33 'Evo, stižemo u Jeruzalem

34 Rugat će mu se, popljuvati ga, bičevati i ubiti. Ali on će nakon tri dana uskrsnuti.'

Isus poučava o služenju drugima

35 Zatim mu priđu Jakov i Ivan, Zebedejevi sinovi, i potiho mu rekoše: 'Učitelju, htjeli bismo da nam nešto učiniš.'

36 'A što?' upita ih Isus.

37 'Dopusti nam, kad uđeš u svoju slavu, da sjedimo na počasnim mjestima do tebe, jedan s desne, a drugi s lijeve strane.'

38 'Ne znate što tražite!' odgovori im Isus. 'Možete li piti iz gorke čaše iz koje ja trebam piti? Ili se krstiti krštenjem trpljenja kojim se ja moram krstiti?'

39 'Možemo!' odgovore mu. A Isus im reče: 'Da, pit ćete iz moje čaše i krstit ćete se mojim krštenjem,

40 ali nije na meni da određujem tko će sjediti zdesna ili slijeva do mene. Ta mjesta pripadaju onima za koje su određena.'

41 Kad su to čula ostala desetorica učenika, naljute se na Jakova i Ivana.

42 Zato ih Isus dozove k sebi i reče: 'Vi znate da vladari svijeta okrutno postupaju s narodom i da moćnici nad njim vladaju stegom.

43 Ali neka među vama ne bude tako. Naprotiv, tko želi biti najveći među vama, neka vam bude sluga.

44 Tko želi biti najveći od svih, neka vam svima bude robom.

45 Jer ni Sin Čovječji nije došao da mu služe, već da on služi drugima i dade svoj život kao otkupninu za mnoge!'

Isus vraća vid Bartimeju

46 Stigli su tako u Jerihon. Kad je Isus izlazio iz Jerihona u pratnji učenika i velikog mnoštva, pokraj puta sjedio je slijepi prosjak Bartimej, Timejev sin.

47 Kad je čuo da je stigao Isus iz Nazareta, počeo je vikati: 'Isuse, sine Davidov, smiluj mi se!'

48 Mnogi su ga korili i opominjali ga da ušuti, ali on počne još jače vikati: 'Sine Davidov, smiluj mi se!'

49 Kad Isus to začuje, zaustavi se i reče: 'Recite mu da priđe.'Oni pozovu slijepca. 'Samo hrabro!' kazaše mu. 'Hajde, zove te!'

50 Bartimej zbaci sa sebe ogrtač, skoči i pritrči Isusu.

51 'Što želiš da učinim?' upita ga Isus.'Učitelju,' reče slijepac, 'učini da progledam!'

52 'Hajde

Footnotes

  1. Evanđelje po Marku 10:7 Postanak 1:27; 5:2.