Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22B)

(07 October 2018)

Genesis 2:18–25; Ps. 128:1-6; Hebrews 2:1–13 14–18; Mark 10:2–16

Entrance: LSB 532 The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

Of the Day: LSB 863 Our Father, by Whose Name

Offertory: LSB 594 God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It

Distribution: LSB 529 Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus;

LSB 706 Love in Christ Is Strong and Living

Closing: LSB 862 Oh, Blest the House

Marriage Is a Sign that Manifests the Gospel of Christ and His Church

Humanity is created in the image and likeness of God. “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Gen. 2:18). For the Lord Himself is a perfect communion of three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit — in one God. Therefore, “the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs,” which “he made into a woman” and brought “to the man” (Gen. 2:21–22). It is for this reason that “a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24; Mark 10:7). This great mystery of holy marriage signifies Christ Jesus, the incarnate Son of God, and His Bride, the Church. Divorce and all manner of adultery contradict and undermine this sign, and in doing so, they confess a false Christ and a false gospel. “What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate” (Mark 10:9). In truth, Christ Jesus has atoned for all such sins, and He has perfected marriage in Himself “through suffering,” that He might bring “many sons to glory” in His resurrection (Heb. 2:8–10).


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Dr. Carl Fickenscher

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Mark 10:2–16 (SBLGNT)

2 ⸀Καὶ ⸀ἐπηρώτων αὐτὸν εἰ ἔξεστιν ἀνδρὶ γυναῖκα ἀπολῦσαι, πειράζοντες αὐτόν.

3 ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Τί ὑμῖν ἐνετείλατο Μωϋσῆς;

4 οἱ δὲ εἶπαν· ⸂Ἐπέτρεψεν Μωϋσῆς⸃ βιβλίον ἀποστασίου γράψαι καὶ ἀπολῦσαι.

5 ⸂ὁ δὲ⸃ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Πρὸς τὴν σκληροκαρδίαν ὑμῶν ἔγραψεν ὑμῖν τὴν ἐντολὴν ταύτην·

6 ἀπὸ δὲ ἀρχῆς κτίσεως ἄρσεν καὶ θῆλυ ἐποίησεν ⸀αὐτούς·

7 ἕνεκεν τούτου καταλείψει ἄνθρωπος τὸν πατέρα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν μητέρα ⸂καὶ προσκολληθήσεται πρὸς τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ⸃,

8 καὶ ἔσονται οἱ δύο εἰς σάρκα μίαν· ὥστε οὐκέτι εἰσὶν δύο ἀλλὰ μία σάρξ·

9 ὃ οὖν ὁ θεὸς συνέζευξεν ἄνθρωπος μὴ χωριζέτω.

10 Καὶ ⸂εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν⸃ πάλιν οἱ μαθηταὶ ⸂περὶ τούτου⸃ ⸀ἐπηρώτων αὐτόν.

11 καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· Ὃς ⸀ἂν ἀπολύσῃ τὴν γυναῖκα αὐτοῦ καὶ γαμήσῃ ἄλλην μοιχᾶται ἐπʼ αὐτήν,

12 καὶ ἐὰν ⸂αὐτὴ ἀπολύσασα τὸν ἄνδρα αὐτῆς γαμήσῃ ἄλλον⸃ μοιχᾶται.

13 Καὶ προσέφερον αὐτῷ παιδία ἵνα ⸂αὐτῶν ἅψηται⸃· οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ ⸂ἐπετίμησαν αὐτοῖς⸃.

14 ἰδὼν δὲ ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἠγανάκτησεν καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία ἔρχεσθαι πρός με, μὴ κωλύετε αὐτά, τῶν γὰρ τοιούτων ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ.

15 ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, ὃς ⸀ἂν μὴ δέξηται τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ ὡς παιδίον, οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθῃ εἰς αὐτήν.

16 καὶ ἐναγκαλισάμενος αὐτὰ ⸂κατευλόγει τιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας ἐπʼ αὐτά⸃.


Literal Translation

Mark 10:2–16

(2) And coming near, the Pharisees asked Him if it is lawful for a man to put away a wife, testing Him.

(3) But answering, He said to them, What did Moses command you?

(4) And they said, Moses allowed "to write a bill of divorce, and to put away." Deut. 24:1

(5) And answering, Jesus said to them, With respect to your hardheartedness he wrote this command to you.

(6) But from the beginning of creation "God made them male and female." Gen. 1:27

(7) "Because of this, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife,

(8) and the two shall be one flesh;" so that they no longer are two, but one flesh. Gen. 2:24

(9) Therefore, what God yoked together, let not man put apart.

(10) And again, in the house His disciples asked Him about the same.

(11) And He said to them, Whoever may dismiss his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.

(12) And if a woman puts away her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.

(13) And they brought children to Him, that He might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those carrying them.

(14) But seeing, Jesus was indignant. And He said to them, Allow the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them. For of such is the kingdom of God.

(15) Truly I say to you, Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a child may not enter into it, never.

(16) And having taken them in His arms, laying hands on them, He blessed them.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.