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Mark 10


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.


  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

Nkwa Asem

Marko 10

Awaregyae ho asɛmmisa

1Afei, Yesu fii Galilea twa baa Yudea fam nohɔ wɔ asubɔnten Yordan agya. Na sɛnea ɛtaa ba no, nnipakuw baa ne nkyɛn ma ɔkyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔn.

Farisifo bi baa ne nkyɛn bebisaa no se, “Wopene awaregyae so anaa?” Wobisaa no eyi de sɔɔ no hwɛe.

Yesu nso bisaa wɔn se, “Dɛn na Mose ka faa awaregyae ho?”

Wobuae se, “Mose kae se eye sɛ wogyae aware. N’asɛm a ɔkae ne sɛ, sɛ ɔbarima bi pɛ sɛ ogyaa ne yere aware a, ɔnkyerɛw awaregyae krataa mfa mma ne yere no.”

Yesu bisaa wɔn se, “Adɛn nti na ɔkaa saa? Merebɛkyerɛ mo nea enti a ɔkaa saa. Esiane mo koma a apirim no nti na ɔkaa saa kyerɛɛ mo. Nanso, eyi mfi Onyankopɔn. Efi adebɔ mfitiase na Onyankopɔn bɔɔ ɔbarima ne ɔbea kaa wɔn bɔɔ mu. Eyi nti na ɔbarima begyaw n’agya ne ne na, na ɔde ne ho akɔbata ne yere ho, na wɔn baanu no ayɛ honam koro. Na nea Onyankopɔn aka abom no, ɛnsɛ sɛ onipa tetew mu.”

10 Akyiri yi a ɔne n’asuafo no wɔ fie no, asuafo no bisaa no saa asɛm koro no ara bio.

11 Obuaa wɔn se, “Sɛ obi gyaa ne yere na ɔsan ware obi foforo a, na wabɔ aguaman. 12 Na sɛ ɔyere gyaa ne kunu aware, na ɔsan ware a, ɔno nso abɔ aguaman saa ara.”

Yesu hyira mmofra nkumaa

13 Da bi, awofo bi de mmofra nkumaa brɛɛ Yesu sɛ onhyira wɔn, nanso n’asuafo no pampam wɔn a wɔde mmofra no bae no, ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, wɔnnhaw no.

14 Yesu huu nea n’asuafo no ayɛ no, anyɛ no dɛ ma ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Momma mmofra no kwan na wɔmmra me nkyɛn, na munnsiw wɔn kwan, na eyinom sɛɛ na Onyankopɔn Ahenni no yɛ wɔn dea. 15 Mereka akyerɛ mo se, obiara a ɔrennye Onyankopɔn Ahenni no sɛ abofra no, rentumi nkɔ mu.”

16 Na ɔyɛɛ wɔn atuu, de ne nsa guu wɔn so, hyiraa wɔn.

Aberante sikani no

17 Na osiim sɛ ɔrekɔ baabi foforo no, ɔbarima bi tutuu mmirika baa ne nkyɛn bebuu no nkotodwe, bisaa no se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo pa, dɛn na menyɛ na manya nkwa a enni awiei?”

18 Yesu bisaa no se, “Adɛn na wofrɛ me onipa pa? Obiara nyɛ onipa pa gye ɔbaako; ɔne Onyankopɔn. 19 Ɛfa w’asemmisa no ho nso, wunim mmaransɛm no: Nni awu, nsɛe aware, mmɔ korɔn, nni atoro, nsisi, di w’agya ne wo na ni.”

20 Aberante no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, eyinom nyinaa mifi me mmofraase na midii so.”

21 Yesu hwɛɛ aberante yi dinn nyaa ɔdɔ bi maa no. Ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Aka wo ade baako. Kɔ na kɔtɔn biribiara a wowɔ, na fa sika no ma ahiafo, na wubenya agyapade wɔ soro, na bra bedi m’akyi.”

22 Aberante no tee saa asɛm yi no, n’anim sesae, na ɔde awerɛhow kɔe, efisɛ, na ɔwɔ ahonyade bebree.

23 Ɔrekɔ no, Yesu hwɛɛ no, na ɔdanee ne ho ka kyerɛɛ n’asuafo no se, “Ɛyɛ den ma osikani sɛ ɔbɛkɔ Onyankopɔn Ahenni no mu!”

24 Asɛm a Yesu kae no maa asuafo no ho dwiriw wɔn. Yesu san kaa bio se, “Mma, sɛ moahu den a ɛyɛ ma wɔn a wɔwɔ ahonyade sɛ wɔbɛkɔ Onyankopɔn Ahenni mu? 25 Na ɛyɛ mmerɛw sɛ nantwi bɛfa paane tokuru me sen sɛ osikani bɛkɔ Onyankopɔn Ahenni mu.”

26 Asuafo no ho dwiriw wɔn mmoro so na wobisaa no se, “Ɛnne na hena na wobegye no nkwa?”

27 Yesu hwɛɛ wɔn dinn kae se, “Onipa fam de, eyi rentumi mma mu, na Onyankopɔn fam de, biribiara betumi aba mu.”

Yesu akyidi mu akatua

28 Afei, Petro fitii ase kenkan nneɛma a ɔne asuafo no agyaw abedi Yesu akyi no. Ɔkae se, “Yɛagyaw biribiara abedi w’akyi.”

29 Yesu nso buaa no se, “Merema mo ate ase sɛ, obi nni hɔ a, me nti wagyaw ofi, nuabarimanom, nuabeanom, ɛna, agya ne mma anaasɛ agyapade a ɔbɛkɔ akɔka Asɛmpa no, 30 na ɔrennya ofi, nuabarimanom, nuabeanom, ɛnanom, mma ne nsase mmɔho ɔha a ɔtaa nso ka ho! “Eyinom nyinaa bɛyɛ ne de wɔ asase yi so, na wiase a ɛreba no mu de, obenya nkwa a enni awiei. 31 Na adikanfo pii bedi akyi, na akyikafo abedi kan.”

Yesu wu ne ne wusɔre ho nkɔmhyɛ a ɛto so abien

32 Afei, wosiim sɛ wɔrekɔ Yerusalem a na Yesu di wɔn kan; na bere a asuafo no di n’akyi no, ehu ne suro kaa wɔn. Yesu twee wɔn gyinaa nkyɛn, na ɔsan kaa nneɛma a, sɛ wodu Yerusalem a, ɛbɛba ne so no nyinaa kyerɛɛ wɔn.

33 Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Sɛ yedu hɔ a, wobeyi me, Onipa Ba, no ama asɔfo mpanyin ne mmara no akyerɛkyerɛfo, na wɔabu me kumfɔ, na wɔde me ahyɛ Roma aban nsa, akum me. 34 Wobedi me ho fɛw, na wɔatetew ntasu agu me so, na wɔde mpire atwa me mmaa, na wɔakum me; na nnansa so no, masɔre bio.”

Yakobo ne Yohane abisade

35 Afei Sebedeo mma Yakobo ne Yohane baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, yɛpɛ sɛ woyɛ yɛn adɔe bi.”

36 Yesu bisaa wɔn se, “Dɛn na mopɛ sɛ meyɛ ma mo.”

37 Wobuae se, “Ma yɛn mu baako ntena wo nifa so, na ɔbaako nso ntena wo benkum so wɔ w’ahenni mu hɔ!”

38 Nanso, Yesu maa wɔn mmuae se, “Munnim nea mubisa no! Mubetumi anom awerɛhow kuruwa nwenenwene a ɛsɛ sɛ menom ano no ano anaa? Anaasɛ, mubetumi ama wɔde amanehunu asubɔ no abɔ mo asu?”

39 Wɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yebetumi!” Na Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Mubetumi anom me kuruwa ano, na wɔde asubɔ a wɔde bɔ me no abɔ mo; 40 nanso minni tumi sɛ miyi wɔn a wɔbɛtena me nifa anaa me benkum so no. Onyankopɔn nko ara na ɔde saa afa no bɛma wɔn a wɔasiesie hɔ ama wɔn no.”

41 Asuafo a aka no tee nea Yakobo ne Yohane kobisae no, anyɛ wɔn dɛ.

42 Enti, Yesu frɛɛ wɔn ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Munim sɛ ahene ne atumfo a wɔwɔ wiase no di wɔn a wɔhyɛ wɔn ase no so, 43 nanso mo de, ɛnte saa wɔ mo ho. Obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔyɛ kɛse wɔ mo mu no, ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ mo somfo. 44 Na obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔyɛ ne nuanom so panyin no ɛsɛ sɛ ɔyɛ wɔn nyinaa akoa. 45 Me a meyɛ Onipa Ba no, mamma sɛ wɔnsom me na mmom, mebae sɛ merebɛboa afoforo, na mede me kra ayɛ mpata ama nnipa pii.”

Onifuraefo bi ade hu

46 Yesu ne n’asuafo no beduu Yeriko. Wɔrefi kurow no mu no, nnipakuw tu dii wɔn akyi. Saa bere a Yesu retwam no, na Timoteo ba Bartimeo, onifuraefo no, te kwankyɛn, resrɛsrɛ ade.

47 Bere a Bartimeo tee sɛ Yesu Nasaretni na ɔretwam no, ofitii ase teɛteɛɛm se, “Dawid Ba Yesu, hu me mmɔbɔ!”

48 Nnipa no bi teɛteɛɛ no se, “Mua w’ano!” Nanso ɔkɔɔ so teɛteɛɛm dennen se, “Dawid ba, hu me mmɔbɔ!”

49 Bere a Yesu tee ne nne no, ogyina kae se, “Momfrɛ no mma me.” Wɔfrɛɛ onifuraefo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Ma wo bo ntɔ wo yam, sɔre na ɔrefrɛ wo!”

50 Bartimeo tow ne ntama gui, sɔre baa Yesu nkyɛn.

51 Yesu bisaa no se, “Dɛn na wopɛ sɛ meyɛ mema wo?” Onifuraefo no buae se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, mepɛ sɛ mihu ade!”

52 Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kɔ, na wo gyidi agye wo.” Na ntɛm ara onifuraefo no huu ade, na odii Yesu akyi.