(From: MARK #17 - 10:32-52)
IV. 10:32-13:37 TEACHING PRECEDING JESUS' BETRAYAL
A. 10:32-34 FOURTH TIME JESUS FORETELLS DEATH AND RESURRECTION
a. 10:32a FEAR IN FOLLOWING JESUS
Esan de en te hoDO, a-naBAInon-tes eis Ie-roSOlu-ma; kai en proAgon auTOUS ho IeSOUS:
And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and :Jesus was going before them:
kai e-thamBOUNta ; hoi de a-ko-louTHOUNtes e-phoBOUNto .
and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid.
b. 10:32b-34 JESUS AGAIN FORETELLS HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION
kai pa-ra-laBON PAlin tous DOde-ka, ERxa-to auTOIS LEgein ta MELlon-ta auTOsumBAInein,
And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things to happen to him,
[HOti] I-DOU, a-naBAIno-men eis Ie-roSOlu-ma; kai ho huiOS tou anTHROpou
33saying, [that] Lo, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of :man
pa-ra-doTHEse-tai tois ar-chi-eREUsin kai tois gram-maTEUsin;
shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes;
kai ka-ta-kriNOUsin  auTON thaNAto, kai pa-raDOsou-sin auTON tois ETHne-sin:
and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the nations:
kai emPAIxou-sin  auTO, kai empTUsou-sin auTO, kai ma-stiGOsou-sin auTON,
34and they shall mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him,
kai a-pok-teNOUsin ; kai meTA treis heMEras a-naSTEse-tai .
and kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.
B. 10:35-45 CONDITIONS OF TRUE GREATNESS
a. 10:35 THE REQUEST OF JAMES AND JOHN
Kai pro-spoREUon-tai auTOIAko-bos kai IoAnes,
And there come near to him James and John,
hoi DUo huiOI Ze-beDAIou, LEgon-tes auTO, DiDAska-le,
the two sons of Zebedee, saying to him, Teacher,
THElo-men HIna ho eAN aiTEsoMEN se poiEses heMIN.
we would you should do for us whatever we shall ask you.
b. 10:36 And he said to them, What would you I should do for you?
ho de EIpen auTOIS, Ti THEleTE me poiEsohuMIN?
c. 10:37 THEY SPELL IT OUT
hoi de EIpan auTO, Dos heMIN HIna HEIS sou ek de-xiON,
And they said to him, Grant us to sit,
kai heis ex aRIste-ron, kaTHIso-men en te DOxe  sou.
one on your right, and one on yourleft, in your :glory.
d. 10:38a But :Jesus said to them, you do not know what you ask.
ho de IeSOUS EIpen auTOIS, Ouk OIda-te ti aiTEISthe.
e. 10:38b THE COST OF HONOR
DUnas-the piEIN to poTEri-on  ho eGO PIno?
Can you drink the cup that I drink?
eto BAPtis-ma ho eGObapTIzo-mai bap-tisTHEnai?
or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
f. 10:39a And they said to him, we can. hoi de EIpan auTO, DuNAme-tha.
g. 10:39b-40 JESUS CORRECTS THEIR EXPECTATION
ho de IeSOUS EIpen auTOIS, To poTEri-on ho eGO PIno PIes-the;
And :Jesus said to them, The cup that I drink you shall drink;
kai to BAPtis-ma ho eGO bapTIzo-mai bap-tisTHEses-the:
and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall you be baptized:
to de kaTHIsai ek de-xiON mou e ex eu-oNUmon ouk EStin eMON DOUnai,
40but to sit on my right or on myleft is not mine to give,
all' hois heTOIma-stai .
but for whom it has been prepared.
h. 10:41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant concerning James and John.
kai aKOUsan-tes hoi DEka, ERxan-to a-ga-nakTEIN  peRI IaKObou kai IoAnou.
i. 10:42 JESUS ENLIGHTENS THEM
kai pro-ska-leSAme-nos auTOUS ho IeSOUS, LEgei auTOIS, OIda-te HOti
And :Jesus called them to him, andsays to them, You know that they
hoi doKOUNtes  ARchein  ton ethNON ka-ta-ku-riEUou-sin  auTON;
who are accounted to rule over the nations lord it over them;
kai hoi meGAloi auTON ka-te-xou-siAzou-sin  auTON.
and their :great exercise authority over them.
j. 10:43-44 CONTRAST BETWEEN KINGDOM LEADERS AND WORLD RULERS
ouch HOUtos DE es-tin en huMIN:
But it is not so among you:
all' hos an THEle MEgas geNESthai en huMIN, EStai huMON diAko-nos ;
but whoever would become great among you, shall be your minister;
kai hos an THEle en huMIN EInai PROtos, EStai PANton DOUlos .
44and whoever would be first among you, shall be bondman of all.
k. 10:45 JESUS: CHIEF EXAMPLE OF THIS PRINCIPLE
kai gar ho huiOS tou anTHROpou ouk ELthen di-a-ko-neTHEnai ,
For the Son of :man also came not to be ministered unto,
alLA di-a-koNEsai, kai DOUnai ten psuCHEN auTOU LUtron anTI polLON.
but to minister, and to give his :life a ransom for many.
C. 10:46-52 IMPORTUNITY IN A BLIND MAN'S HEALING
a. 10:46 BLIND MAN OF JERICHO
Kai ERchon-tai eis Ie-reiCHO: kai ek-po-reu-oMEnou auTOU aPO Ie-reiCHO,
And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho,
kai ton ma-theTON auTOU kai OCHlou hi-kaNOU, ho huiOS TiMAIou,
with his disciples and a great crowd, the son of Timaeus,
BarTImai-os, tuphLOS  proSAItes , eKAthe-to paRA ten HOdon.
Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way side.
b. 10:47 THE BLIND MAN'S REQUEST
kai aKOUsas HOti IeSOUS es-tin ho Na-za-reNOS, ERxa-to KRAzein ,
And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out,
kai LEgein, HuiE DauID, IeSOU, eLEeSON  me.
and say, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.
c. 10:48 HIS IMPORTUNITY
kai e-peTImon  auTO polLOI, HIna si-oPEse :
And many rebuked him, that he should hold hispeace:
ho de polLO MALlon Ekra-zen, HuiE DauID, eLEeSON me.
but he cried out the more a great deal, Son of David, have mercy on me.
d. 10:49a And :Jesus stood still, andsaid, Call youhim.
kai stas ho IeSOUS, EIpen, PhoNEsa-te auTON.
e. 10:49b And they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good cheer: rise, he calls you.
kai phoNOUsi ton tuphLON, LEgon-tes auTO, THARsei : Egei-re, phoNEI se.
f. 10:50 And he, casting away his :garment, sprang up, andcame unto :Jesus.
ho de, a-po-baLON to hiMAti-on auTOU, a-na-peDEsas  , ELthein pros ton IeSOUN.
g. 10:51a And :Jesus answered him, andsaid, What do you wish that I should do unto you?
kai a-po-kriTHEIS auTOho IeSOUS, EIpen, Ti soi THEleis poiEso?
h. 10:51b And the blind mansaid to him, Rabbounei, that I may receive mysight.
ho de tuphLOS EIpen auTO, 'Rab-bouNEI, HIna a-naBLEpso.
i. 10:52a And :Jesus said to him, Go; your :faith has made you whole.
kai ho IeSOUS EIpen auTO, HUpa-ge; hePIstis sou SEsoKEN se.
j. 10:52b And straightway he received hissight, and followed him in the way.
kai euTHUS aNEble-psen, kai e-koLOUthei auTOen tehoDO.
NOTE: 10:32-34 - As often as Jesus prophesied His betrayal, mistreatment, death and resurrection - yet when it happened, his 11 remaining disciples were unable immediately to comprehend the fullness of His foretelling! But- they were then without the Comforter, the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit. Following Pentecost and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit from the Father through the Son - then immediately Peter preached a sermon that brought 3000 men into the Kingdom of God, and according to Acts 2:38 - into the full reception of the Gift (do-reA) of the Holy Spirit.
10:35-45 - The request of James and John shows how at this time - the disciples were woefully ignorant of the nature of true discipleship. They had Jesus in front of them as an example of Himself and the Father, but they couldn't conceive that God expected similarexamples from them! Galatians 2:20 explains the mystery of the impossibility of this prior to Pentecost.
Perhaps it would be helpful to print again that in the order of God's 7 feasts He gave to the Jews: Passover and Pentecost are intimately related as one! 50 days after Firstfruits, the time of Jesus' Resurrection, came Pentecost, with the “counting of the Omer”. In other words - Passover is notcomplete until one has his Pentecost. And - don't stop with repentance and baptism! Followingbaptism comes the laying on of hands and the reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit. It was thisexperience for the disciples that enabled them thento understand the teaching of Jesus for 3 years prior to now.
10:46-52 - Notice the importunity of Bartimaeus, the blind man. The crowd couldn't silence him. That'sthe way to receive answers to prayer! Three other examples like this appear in Scripture. Daniel prayed for 21 days, and he didn't stop fasting and praying until Gabriel came through with God's answer. His importunity allowed Michael to defeat the Prince of the Power of Persia, for God sent reinforcements. Gabriel then could take the ball as it were from Michael, and score. Then in Luke 11 Jesus illustrates importunity with the man who needed bread to feed midnight guests, and wouldn't let up requesting tillhe received! Jesus said - That's the way to seek God for the Holy Spirit. Don'tgive up till you are satisfied! And in Luke 18 He tells of a widow who wouldn't let up requesting justice from an unjust judge tillhe came through. Is yourprayer life and mine like that? Does Importunity characterize it? Or is heaven full of undelivered prayers for us that we let up on before Gabriel got through?
What marvelous lessons there are for you and me in God's Word, the Bible, His Guidebook for you and me. J.A.W.