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10:1 And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
10:2 And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him.
10:3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
10:4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
10:8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
10:9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10:10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.
10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
10:15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
10:16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
10:20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
10:22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
10:23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
10:26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
10:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
10:31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
10:32 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. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
10:33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
10:34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
10:35 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.
10:36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
10:37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
10:38 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?
10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
10:40 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 is prepared.
10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.
10:42 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; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
10:47 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.
10:48 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.
10:49 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.
10:50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
10:51 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.
10:52 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.

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Everything King James Bible:Mark

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Mark
Book: Mark
Chapter: 10

The Pharisees' question concerning Divorce. (1-12) Christ's
Love to little children. (13-16) Christ's discourse with the
rich young Man. (17-22) The hinderance of riches. (23-31) Christ
foretells his sufferings. (32-45) Bartimaeus healed. (46-52)

1-12 Wherever Jesus was, the people flocked after him in
crowds, and he taught them. Preaching was Christ's constant
practice. He here shows that the reason why Moses' Law allowed
Divorce, was such that they ought not to use the permission; it
was only for the hardness of their hearts. God himself joined
Man and Wife together; he has fitted them to be comforts and
Helps for each other. The Bond which God has tied, is not to be
lightly untied. Let those who are for putting away their wives
consider what would become of themselves, if God should Deal
with them in like manner.

13-16 Some parents or nurses brought little children to Christ,
that he should touch them, in token of his blessing them. It
does not appear that they needed bodily cures, nor were they
capable of being taught: but those who had the care of them
believed that Christ's blessing would do their souls good;
therefore they brought them to him. Jesus ordered that they
should be brought to him, and that nothing should be said or
done to hinder it. Children should be directed to the Saviour as
soon as they are able to understand his words. Also, we must
receive the Kingdom of God as little children; we must stand
affected to Christ and his Grace, as little children to their
parents, nurses, and teachers.

17-22 This young ruler showed great earnestness. He asked what
he should do now, that he might be happy for ever. Most ask for
good to be had in this world; any good, Ps 4:6; he asks for
good to be done in this world, in order to enjoy the greatest
good in the other world. Christ encouraged this address By
assisting his Faith, and By directing his practice. But here is
a sorrowful parting between Jesus and this young Man. He asks
Christ what he shall do more than he has done, to obtain eternal
Life; and Christ puts it to him, whether he has indeed that firm
belief of, and that high value for eternal Life which he seems
to have. Is he willing to Bear a present Cross, in expectation
of future Crown? The young Man was sorry he could not be a
follower of Christ upon easier terms; that he could not lay Hold
On eternal Life, and keep Hold of his worldly possessions too.
He went away grieved. See Mt 6:24, Ye cannot serve God and

23-31 Christ took this occasion to speak to his disciples about
the difficulty of the Salvation of those who have abundance of
this world. Those who thus eagerly seek the wealth of the world,
will never rightly prize Christ and his Grace. Also, as to the
greatness of the Salvation of those who have but little of this
world, and leave it for Christ. The greatest trial of a good
Man's constancy is, when Love to Jesus calls him to give up Love
to friends and relatives. Even when gainers By Christ, let them
still expect to suffer for him, till they reach Heaven. Let us
learn Contentment in a low state, and to watch against the Love
of riches in a high one. Let us pray to be enabled to part with
all, if required, in Christ's service, and to use all we are
allowed to keep in his service.

32-45 Christ's going On with his undertaking for the Salvation
of mankind, was, is, and will be, the wonder of all his
disciples. Worldly honour is a glittering thing, with which the
eyes of Christ's own disciples have many times been dazzled. Our
care must be, that we may have Wisdom and Grace to know how to
suffer with him; and we may trust him to provide what the
Degrees of our Glory shall be. Christ shows them that dominion
was generally abused in the world. If Jesus would gratify all
our desires, it would soon appear that we desire fame or
authority, and are unwilling to taste of his Cup, or to have his
Baptism; and should often be ruined By having our prayers
answered. But he loves us, and will only give his people what is
good for them.

46-52 Bartimaeus had heard of Jesus and his miracles, and
learning that he was passing By, hoped to recover his eyesight.
In coming to Christ for help and healing, we should look to him
as the promised Messiah. The gracious calls Christ gives us to
come to him, encourage our Hope, that if we come to him we shall
have what we come for. Those who would come to Jesus, must cast
away the garment of their own sufficiency, must free themselves
from every weight, and the Sin that, like long garments, most
easily besets them, Heb 12:1. He begged that his eyes might be
opened. It is very desirable to be able to earn our Bread; and
where God has given men limbs and senses, it is a shame, By
foolishness and slothfulness, to make themselves, in effect,
Blind and lame. His eyes were opened. Thy Faith has made thee
whole: Faith in Christ as the Son of David, and in his pity and
power; not thy repeated words, but thy Faith; Christ setting thy
Faith to work. Let sinners be exhorted to imitate Blind
Bartimaeus. Where the Gospel is preached, or the written words of
Truth circulated, Jesus is passing By, and this is the
opportunity. It is not enough to come to Christ for spiritual
healing, but, when we are healed, we must continue to follow
him; that we may honour him, and receive instruction from him.
Those who have spiritual eyesight, see that beauty in Christ
which will draw them to run after him.

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