26 And they wondered even more, saying among themselves, "Who, then, can be saved?"
27 And Jesus, gazing at them, said: "With men it is impossible; but not with God. For with God all things are possible."
28 And Peter began to say to him, "Behold, we have left all things and have followed you."
29 In response, Jesus said: "Amen I say to you, There is no one who has left behind house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or land, for my sake and for the Gospel,
30 who will not receive one hundred times as much, now in this time: houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and land, with persecutions, and in the future age eternal life.
31 But many of the first shall be last, and the last shall be first."
32 Now they were on the way ascending to Jerusalem. And Jesus went ahead of them, and they were astonished. And those following him were afraid. And again, taking aside the twelve, he began to tell them what was about to happen to him.
33 "For behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be handed over to the leaders of the priests, and to the scribes, and the elders. And they will condemn him to death, and they will hand him over to the Gentiles.
34 And they will mock him, and spit on him, and scourge him, and put him to death. And on the third day, he will rise again."
32 But call to mind the former days, in which, after being enlightened, you endured a great struggle of afflictions.
33 And certainly, in one way, by insults and tribulations, you were made a spectacle, but in another way, you became the companions of those who were the object of such behavior.
34 For you even had compassion on those who were imprisoned, and you accepted with gladness being deprived of your goods, knowing that you have a better and more lasting substance.
35 And so, do not lose your confidence, which has a great reward.
36 For it is necessary for you to be patient, so that, by doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.
37 "For, in a little while, and somewhat longer, he who is to come will return, and he will not delay.
38 For my just man lives by faith. But if he were to draw himself back, he would not please my soul."
39 So then, we are not sons who are drawn away to perdition, but we are sons of faith toward the securing of the soul.
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