The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

109. Jesus Predicts His Death

        32And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed,a and those who followed were afraid.
        And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; 34and they will mock him, and spit upon him, and scourge him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise.”
        34But they understood none of these things; this saying was hid from them, and they did not grasp what was said.b
        (Mk.10:32–34; Lk. 18:34)

a   “they were amazed”—This refers to the apostles' reaction to Jesus going up to Jerusalem in the face of the Sanhedrin's condemnation of death.

b   “they did not grasp what was said.”—The apostles, like all the Jewish believers, expected Jesus to establish a temporal kingdom on earth with its headquarters at Jerusalem. Thus, they could not comprehend Jesus' announcement that he would die at the hands of the chief priests and scribes.


110. The Healing of Bartimaeus

        35As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man named Bartimaeus was sitting by the roadside begging; 36and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 37They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
        38And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
        40And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41“What do you want me to do for you?”
        He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
        42And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you whole.”
        43And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
        (Lk. 18:35–43)

Lk. 18:35  As Jesus drew / As he drew (RSV) • man named Bartimaeus was (Mk. 10:46) / man was (RSV)
Lk. 18:42  you whole. / you well. (RSV)   (171:5/1873)