1: And he spake also a simile to them, that it behoveth [us] always to pray, and not to faint, 2: saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding -- 3: and a widow was in that city, and she was coming unto him, saying, Do me justice on my opponent, 4: and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard, 5: yet because this widow doth give me trouble, I will do her justice, lest, perpetually coming, she may plague me.' 6: And the Lord said, 'Hear ye what the unrighteous judge saith: 7: and shall not God execute the justice to His choice ones, who are crying unto Him day and night -- bearing long in regard to them? 8: I say to you, that He will execute the justice to them quickly; but the Son of Man having come, shall he find the faith upon the earth?' 9: And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile: 10: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer; 11: the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer; 12: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all things -- as many as I possess. 13: 'And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to me -- the sinner! 14: I say to you, this one went down declared righteous, to his house, rather than that one: for every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.' 15: And they were bringing near also the babes, that he may touch them, and the disciples having seen did rebuke them, 16: and Jesus having called them near, said, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the reign of God; 17: verily I say to you, Whoever may not receive the reign of God as a little child, may not enter into it.' 18: And a certain ruler questioned him, saying, 'Good teacher, what having done -- shall I inherit life age-during?' 19: And Jesus said to him, 'Why me dost thou call good? no one [is] good, except One -- God; 20: the commands thou hast known: Thou mayest not commit adultery, Thou mayest do no murder, Thou mayest not steal, Thou mayest not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.' 21: And he said, 'All these I did keep from my youth;' 22: and having heard these things, Jesus said to him, 'Yet one thing to thee is lacking; all things -- as many as thou hast -- sell, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, be following me;' 23: and he, having heard these things, became very sorrowful, for he was exceeding rich. 24: And Jesus having seen him become very sorrowful, said, 'How hardly shall those having riches enter into the reign of God! 25: for it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to enter, than for a rich man into the reign of God to enter.' 26: And those who heard, said, 'And who is able to be saved?' 27: and he said, 'The things impossible with men are possible with God.' 28: And Peter said, 'Lo, we left all, and did follow thee;' 29: and he said to them, 'Verily I say to you, that there is not one who left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the reign of God, 30: who may not receive back manifold more in this time, and in the coming age, life age-during.' 31: And having taken the twelve aside, he said unto them, 'Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be completed -- that have been written through the prophets -- to the Son of Man, 32: for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon, 33: and having scourged they shall put him to death, and on the third day he shall rise again.' 34: And they none of these things understood, and this saying was hid from them, and they were not knowing the things said. 35: And it came to pass, in his coming nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging, 36: and having heard a multitude going by, he was inquiring what this may be, 37: and they brought him word that Jesus the Nazarene doth pass by, 38: and he cried out, saying, 'Jesus, Son of David, deal kindly with me;' 39: and those going before were rebuking him, that he might be silent, but he was much more crying out, 'Son of David, deal kindly with me.' 40: And Jesus having stood, commanded him to be brought unto him, and he having come nigh, he questioned him, 41: saying, 'What wilt thou I shall do to thee?' and he said, 'Sir, that I may receive sight.' 42: And Jesus said to him, 'Receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee;' 43: and presently he did receive sight, and was following him, glorifying God; and all the people, having seen, did give praise to God.