(From: MARK #16 - 10:1-31)
L. 10:1-12 LAW ON DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
a. 10:1 JESUS TEACHES THE CROWDS
Kai eKEIthen a-naSTAS, ERch-tai eis ta HOri-a tes IouDAIas kai PEran tou IorDAnou:
And he arose from there, and comes into the borders of :Judea and beyond the Jordan:
kai sun-poREUon-tai PAlin OCHloi pros auTON; kai, hos eiOthei , PAlin eDIdas-ken auTOUS.
and crowds come together unto him again; and, as he was accustomed, he taught them again.
b. 10:2 PHARISEES AGAIN TEST HIM
kai pro-selTHONtes Pha-riSAIoi, e-peROton auTON,
And Pharisees came to him, andasked him,
ei Exe-stin  anDRI guNAIka a-poLUsai ? peiRAzon-tes  auTON.
if it is lawful for a man to put away hiswife? trying him.
c. 10:3 And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?
ho de a-po-kriTHEIS EIpen auTOIS, Ti huMIN e-neTEIla-te Mo-uSES?
d. 10:4 And they said, Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.
hoi de EIpan, ePEtre-psen  Mo-uSES bibLIon a-po-staSIou GRApsai, kai a-poLUsai.
e. 10:5 JESUS ENLIGHTENS THEM ON THIS
ho de IeSOUS EIpen auTOIS,
But :Jesus said to them,
Pros ten skle-ro-karDIan huMON Egra-psen huMIN ten en-toLEN  TAUten.
For your :hardness of heart he wrote you this :commandment.
f. 10:6 But from thebeginning of creation, Male and female he made them.
aPO de arCHES KTIse-os , ARsen [730kai THElu ePOIe-sen auTOUS.
g. 10:7-8 THE TRUE NATURE OF MARRIAGE
HEne-ken TOUtou ka-taLEIpsei  ANthro-pos ton paTEra auTOU kai ten meTEra;
For this cause shall a man leave his :father and :mother;
kai Eson-tai hoi DUo eis SARka  MIan: HOste ouKEti eiSIN DUo, alLA MIa sarx.
8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.
h. 10:9 What therefore :God has yoked together, let not man put asunder.
ho oun ho TheOS suNEzeu-xen , ANthro-poi mecho-riZEto.
i. 10:10 And in the house the disciples asked him again of this.
kai eis ten oiKIan PAlin hoi ma-theTAI peRI TOUtou e-peRO-ton auTON.
j. 10:11-12 THE NATURE OF ADULTERY
kai LEgei auTOIS, Hos an a-poLUse ten guNAIka auTOU,
And he says to them, Whoever shall put away his :wife,
kai gaMEseALlen, moiCHAtai ep' auTEN:
and marry another, commits adultery against her:
kai eAN a-poLUsa-sa ton ANdra auTES, gaMEseALlon, moiCHAtai.
12and if she herself shall put away her :husband, andmarry another, she commits adultery.
M. 10:13-16 JESUS RECEIVES LITTLE CHILDREN
a. 10:13 CHILDREN AND THE DISCIPLES
Kai proSEphe-ron auTOpaiDIa,
And they were bringing to him little children,
HIna auTON HApse-tai : hoi de ma-theTAI e-peTIme-san auTOIS.
that he touch them: and the disciples rebuked them.
b. 10:14 CHILDREN AND JESUS
iDON de ho IeSOUS, e-gaNAKte-sen , kai EIpen auTOIS,
But when :Jesus saw it, he was indignant, and said to them,
Aphe-te  ta paiDIa ERches-thai PROS me; mekoLUe-te auTA:
Suffer the little children to come unto me; hinder them not:
ton gar toiOUton esTIN he ba-siLEIa tou TheOU.
for of such is the kingdom of :God.
c. 10:15 CHILDREN AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD
aMEN LEgo huMIN, hos an me DExe-tai ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU
Amen I say unto you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of :God
hos paiDIan, ou meeiSELthe eis auTEN.
as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
d. 10:16 And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his:hands upon them.
kai e-nag-ka-liSAme-nos  auTA, ka-teuLOgei , tiTHEIS tas CHEIras ep' auTA.
N. 10:17-31 THE WAY OF ETERNAL LIFE: LORDSHIP!
1. 10:17-22 REQUIREMENTS OF LIFE FOR A RICH YOUNG RULER
a. 10:17 QUESTION
Kai ek-po-reu-oMEnou auTOU eis hoDON,
And as he was going forth into theway,
pros-draMON  heis, kai go-nu-peTEsas  auTON, e-peROta auTON,
one ran to him, andkneeled to him, andasked him,
DiDAska-le a-gaTHE, ti poiEso HIna zo-EN aiOni-on kle-ro-noMEso?
Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
b. 10:18 And :Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? none is good save one, :God.
ho de IeSOUS EIpen auTO, TI me LEgeis a-gaTHON? ouDEIS a-gaTHOS ei me heis, ho TheOS.
c. 10:19 JESUS LISTS COMMANDMENTS OF SECOND TABLE
tas en-toLAS OIdas, Me phoNEUses ,
You know the commandments, Kill not,
Me moiCHEUses , Me KLEpses , Me pseu-do-mar-tuREses ,
Commit no adultery, Steal not, Bear no false witness,
Me a-po-steREses , TIma  ton paTEra sou kai ten meTEra.
Defraud not, Honor your :father and :mother.
d. 10:20 And he said to him, Teacher, all these have I observed from my youth.
ho de Ephe auTO, DiDAska-le, tauTA PANta e-phu-laXAmen  ek neOte-tos  mou.
e. 10:21 JESUS ENLARGES HIS COMMISSION
ho de IeSOUS emBLEpsas auTO eGApe-sen auTON, kai EIpen auTO,
And :Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him,
HEN se hu-steREI : HUpa-ge, HOsa Echeis POle-son ,
One thingyou lack: go, sell whatever you have,
kai dos tois ptoCHOIS , kai HExeis the-sauRON en ou-raNO: kai DEUro, a-koLOUthei  moi.
and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
f. 10:22 THE SADNESS HIS ANSWER BRINGS
ho de stugNAsas  ePI to LOgo, aPELthen luPOUme-nos :
But his countenance fell at the saying, andhe went away sorrowful:
en gar Echon KTEma-ta polLA.
for he was one that had great possessions.
2. 10:23-27 WARNING TO RICH MEN
a. 10:23 JESUS UNDERLINES HIS OBSERVATION
Kai pe-ri-plePSAme-nos  ho IeSOUS, LEgei tois ma-theTAIS auTOU,
And :Jesus looked about, andsays to his :disciples,
Pos duSKOlos  hoi ta CHREma-ta Echon-tes eis ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU ei-seLEUson-tai!
How hardly shall they that have riches go into the kingdom of :God!
b. 10:24a And the disciples were amazed at his :words.
hoi te ma-theTAI e-thamBOUNto ePI tois LOgois auTOU.
c. 10:24b JESUS UNDERLINES HIS OBSERVATION
ho de IeSOUS PAlin a-po-kriTHEIS, LEgei auTOIS,
But :Jesus answers again, andsays to them,
TEKna, pos DUskoLON  es-tin eis ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU ei-selTHEIN!
Children, how hard is it to enter into the kingdom of :God!
d. 10:25 A SHOCKING COMPARISON
eu-koPOteRON  es-tin KAme-lon  diA tru-ma-liAS  'raPHIdos  di-elTHEIN,
It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye,
ePLOUsi-on eis ten ba-siLEIan tou TheOU ei-selTHEIN.
than for a rich manto go into the kingdom of :God.
e. 10:26 And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved?
hoi de pe-resSOS  e-xePLESson-to , LEgon-tes pros auTON, Kai tis DUna-tai soTHEnai?
f. 10:27 GOD'S RESCUE
emBLEpsas auTOIS ho IeSOUS LEgei, PAra anTHROpois aDUna-ton ,
:Jesus looked upon them andsays, Impossible with men,
all' ou paRA TheO: PANta gar du-naTA  paRA to TheO.
but not with God: for all thingsare possible with :God.
3. 10:28-31 REWARDS FOR FULL DEDICATION
a. 10:28 :Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed you.
ERxa-to LEgein ho PEtros auTO, I-DOU, heMEIS aPHEka-men PANta, kai e-ko-louTHEkaMEN soi.
b. 10:29-30 JESUS' ANSWER
Ephe ho IeSOUS, A-MEN LEgo huMIN, ouDEIS es-tin hos aPHEken oiKIan, e a-delPHOUS,
:Jesus said, Amen I say unto you, Thereis no one that has left house, or brethren,
ea-delPHAS, emeTEra, epaTEra, e TEKna,
or sisters, or mother, or father, or children,
eaGROUS, HEne-ken eMOU, kai HEne-ken tou eu-ag-geLIou ,
or fields, for my sake, and for the gospel's sake,
eAN me LAbe he-ka-ton-ta-plaSIo-na  nun en to kaiRO  TOUto oiKIas,
30but he shall receive hundredfold now in this :season houses,
kai a-delPHOUS, kai a-delPHAS, kai meTEras, kai TEKna, kai aGROUS,
and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and fields,
meTA di-ogMON ; kai en to aiOni to er-choMEno zo-EN  aiOni-on .
with persecutions; and in the age to :come eternal life.
c. 10:31 But many first shall be last; and the last first.
polLOI de Eson-tai PROtoi EScha-toi; kai hoi EScha-toi PROtoi.
NOTE: - 10:1-12 - It was Dr. G. Campbell Morgan who said, “Watch what is newly taking place in the world - within 10 years it will be in the church!” Truer words were never spoken. Divorce rates in the church today are now the same as in the world, and in some places - even higher! The spirit of the Pharisees who want to replace the Word of God with their human traditions - is as active in the church today as it was 2000 years ago!
Jesus most clearly refuted the position of the Pharisees, and sought to return their thinking to the Word of God.
“To the word and its testimony - if they speak notaccording to thisword - it is because there is no lightin them!” Isaiah 8:20. And we must remember that Hebrews 8:6 spells out that God has constituted the New Testament Covenanton the same level of authority as the Old Covenant!
10:13-16 - Then look at this paragraph! Little children play at the Gates of the Kingdom of God. As they grow older, they walk away from this insight. But many see angels and visions of heaven in their early years. Alladults must turn back to the attitude of little children to enter the Kingdom of God. H.A. Baker in his “Visions Beyond the Veil” clearly points out this truth as presented by Jesus.
10:17-31 - Next let us consider Jesus' words to the rich young ruler. Jesus loved him, but would not lift a finger to stop his departure after he heard for him Jesus' devastating words. The disciples were shocked at their Master's words concerning the difficulty of entering heaven for a man with riches. The key verse here is 10:27 - “:Jesus looked upon them andsays, Impossiblewith men, but not with God: for all thingsare possible with :God.”
In 1956 we had a woman from Georgia in our church in Chicago, The “Kostner Avenue Baptist Church.” She was concerned about her unsaved husband, who she feared was on his way to hell. “Truer words were never thought”, I told her. But she loved him, and wanted him saved. A tract by a missionary to China, “How I Learned to Pray for the Lost,” came into my hands on Pearl's behalf. 40 of her relatives back in England came to the Lord through the message of this tract. We shared it with Pearl, and pointed out from the above verse that it gives the strong Possibilityfor the least possible to be saved! 1 Timothy 4:10, “our hope is set in a living God, who is Saviorof allmen, speciallyof thefaithful.” Jesus paid the complete Pardon pricefor all. And lastly, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 - “For though we walk in theflesh, we do not war according to theflesh (for the weapons of our :warfare are not of flesh, but mighty before :God unto casting down of strongholds); casting down reasonings, and every high thingthat exalted against the knowledge of :God, and bringing every thoughtinto captivity to the obedience of Christ.”The above verses show us how to Possessthe Promises!.
We saw Pearl's husband miraculously saved on the basis of these 3 verses. I saw my father, mother and brother all come to the Lord through them too. Turn to our Website under “Archives”, and much more help on “Clan and Household Salvation” is given here. J.A.W.