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Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,

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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD;

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him.

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One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?"

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When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home.

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"If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,

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As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

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"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

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In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

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They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.

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And Jesus said to him, " 'If You can?' All things are possible to him who believes."

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On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side."

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And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.

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They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.

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The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem,

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Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, "Who do people say that I am?"

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and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."

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"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.

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Then they came to Jericho And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.

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"And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there."

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At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

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Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John, and brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;

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While they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is My body."

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So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

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"Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil.

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About four thousand were there; and He sent them away.

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Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of Tyre. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; yet He could not escape notice.

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But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

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"Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.

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And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

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As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,

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The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught.

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He began to teach again by the sea And such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.

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They went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and began to teach.

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And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

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And Jesus was saying to them, "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power."

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Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him.

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And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

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they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

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Jesus went out from there and came into His hometown; and His disciples followed Him.

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"Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.

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Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

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Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

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And He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;

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Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;

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James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You."

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As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY;

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While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.

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They came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?

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When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore.

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As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"

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And He said to them, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.

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Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;

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"But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains.

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On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?"

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Early in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, immediately held a consultation; and binding Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.

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John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us."

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Getting up, He went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.

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As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen.

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And it happened that He was passing through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples began to make their way along while picking the heads of grain.

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The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

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And He was saying, "The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;

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They asked Him, saying, "Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

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Then they came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves;

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but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin"--

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He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered.

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And He began to speak to them in parables: "A man PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT, AND DUG A VAT UNDER THE WINE PRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

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Going on a little farther, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets.

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They came to a place named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, "Sit here until I have prayed."

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And they came to Bethsaida And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him.

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And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]

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"But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT,

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There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome.

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And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."

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And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.

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Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him.

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And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

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Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.

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When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.

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And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha.

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"And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

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Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."

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On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.

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Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.

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Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He Himself was sending the crowd away.

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In His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,

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They were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables,

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"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

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Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake,

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They pressed into service a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to bear His cross.

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From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it.

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"But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!

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Again He went out from the region of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of Decapolis.

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And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him.

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"The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house;

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They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, "What were you discussing on the way?"

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"But pray that it may not happen in the winter.

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And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!"

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Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

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When evening had already come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath,

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John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"

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They were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,

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Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

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When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour.

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In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them,

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But He kept silent and did not answer Again the high priest was questioning Him, and saying to Him, "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"

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He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.

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And Jesus said, "I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."

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"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men."

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They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him;

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And He said to them, "Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?

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"Shall we pay or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at."

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The soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort.

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but to wear sandals; and He added, "Do not put on two tunics."

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and shouting with a loud voice, he said, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God, do not torment me!"

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Immediately the news about Him spread everywhere into all the surrounding district of Galilee.

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They brought one. And He said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's."

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"But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him."

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and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat.

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The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

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but you say, 'If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is Corban (that is to say, given to God),'

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you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;

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When it was evening He came with the twelve.

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Throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice and came out of him.

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"Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."

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and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple.

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And he said to Him, "Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up."

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And He came to her and raised her up, taking her by the hand, and the fever left her, and she waited on them.

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Now Simon's mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they spoke to Jesus about her.

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"Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days.

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For He had been saying to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

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He said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And His disciples were listening.

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Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, "Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."

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and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it."

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"Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.

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As they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said, "Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me--one who is eating with Me."

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"Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN'S BROTHER DIES and leaves behind a wife AND LEAVES NO CHILD, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.

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And He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.

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Immediately Jesus, aware in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, said to them, "Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts?

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And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them.

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"But many who are first will be last, and the last, first."

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They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread.

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Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.

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They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.

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When evening came, they would go out of the city.

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And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."

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"The second one married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise;

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The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

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And He was saying, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

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Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side.

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"There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children.

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But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts,

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and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him.

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and they began to acclaim Him, "Hail, King of the Jews!"

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And He healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and He was not permitting the demons to speak, because they knew who He was.

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The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.

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But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.

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And He asked them, "What are you discussing with them?"

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And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country.

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And He was asking him, "What is your name?" And he said to Him, "My name is Legion; for we are many."

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And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;

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They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him.

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"For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."

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Simon and his companions searched for Him;

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and so all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also.

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And the whole city had gathered at the door.

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Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

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Being reminded, Peter said to Him, "Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered."

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He said to them, "Let us go somewhere else to the towns nearby, so that I may preach there also; for that is what I came for."

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In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again.

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And He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How will you understand all the parables?

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["But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions."]

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Jesus gave them permission. And coming out, the unclean spirits entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they were drowned in the sea.

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Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, "You are the Son of God!"

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"Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk'?

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And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.

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for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him.

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And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who dips with Me in the bowl.

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And He answered them and said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!"

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But others were saying, "He is Elijah " And others were saying, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."

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"HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember,

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Now there was a large herd of swine feeding nearby on the mountain.

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and He said to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."

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When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, "Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?"

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And He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood.

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And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."

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"These are the ones who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.

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And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

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They were even more astonished and said to Him, "Then who can be saved?"

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And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons.

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and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?"

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But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

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"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken."

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"But shall we say, 'From men'?"--they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet.

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And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."

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"For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will.

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["If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."]

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And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart?

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But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not."

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After they had mocked Him, they took the purple robe off Him and put His own garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him.

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They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened.

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AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.

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When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again."

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"I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go home."

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The demons implored Him, saying, "Send us into the swine so that we may enter them."

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When he had left the crowd and entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable.

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And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them And so they left Him and went away.

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And He answered and said to them, "What did Moses command you?"

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"The sower sows the word.

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They began to be grieved and to say to Him one by one, "Surely not I?"

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And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them.

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"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.

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Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.

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they found Him, and said to Him, "Everyone is looking for You."

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(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders;

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Their herdsmen ran away and reported it in the city and in the country. And the people came to see what it was that had happened.

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"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.

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deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.

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And Jesus said to them, "While the bridegroom is with them, the attendants of the bridegroom cannot fast, can they? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

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[And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And He was numbered with transgressors."]

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"In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one's wife will she be? For all seven had married her."

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"And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word,

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And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around."

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"No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins."

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But when Herod heard of it, he kept saying, "John, whom I beheaded, has risen!"

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The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?"

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and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.)

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Those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Ha! You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,

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"For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.

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And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.

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"And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

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They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.

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and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed.

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And He wondered at their unbelief. And He was going around the villages teaching.

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They said, "Moses permitted a man TO WRITE A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY."

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And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

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"When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."

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"But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.

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And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching,

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A strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;

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when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."

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And He sternly warned him and immediately sent him away,

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For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

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And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.

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Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: "Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;

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"In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;

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When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and the many listeners were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things, and what is this wisdom given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?

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"And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."

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THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?"

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"But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee."

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"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.

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But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.

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AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.

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But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.

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and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away.

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"But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

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how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?"

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and said to them, "Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.

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for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

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When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him,

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Now the woman was a Gentile, of the Syrophoenician race. And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

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"I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.

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"It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!"

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And He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry;

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AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."

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Those who had seen it described to them how it had happened to the demon-possessed man, and all about the swine.

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And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?

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He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!"

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As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany Him.

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"For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him."

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"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

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Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"

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"Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me."

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"They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

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And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him; and everyone was amazed.

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They told Him, saying, "John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets."

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And they began to implore Him to leave their region.

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And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"

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and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you."

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and implored Him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live."

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"All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man."

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"But those vine-growers said to one another, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'

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"But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

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as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up.

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But Peter kept saying insistently, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" And they all were saying the same thing also.

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"Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."

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"If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' you say, 'The Lord has need of it'; and immediately he will send it back here."

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They brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.

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And He said to her, "Because of this answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter."

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Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My garments?"

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And going back to her home, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having left.

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Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."

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"He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

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And Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

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And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.

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"If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

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and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows--how, he himself does not know.

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"What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others.

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"If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance."

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When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, "Why could we not drive it out?"

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"Again he sent them another slave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.

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And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the people.

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"The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head.

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Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,

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The Pharisees were saying to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

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They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.

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And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.

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"They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.

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After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, "He is dead!"

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Immediately she came in a hurry to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

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And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom."

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Immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,

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"And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some and killing others.

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and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain;

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Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus.

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because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him.

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"But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

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But she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs."

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"If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!

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after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.

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As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until the Son of Man rose from the dead.

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They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they untied it.

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For she thought, "If I just touch His garments, I will get well."

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And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."

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As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,

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Some of the bystanders were saying to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"

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"But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.

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and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse--

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And He was saying to them, "A lamp is not brought to be put under a basket, is it, or under a bed? Is it not brought to be put on the lampstand?

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"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

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They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well.

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And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village."

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And His disciples answered Him, "Where will anyone be able to find enough bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?"

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For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified.

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When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah."

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When his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.

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They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes gathered together.

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Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.

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And He warned them to tell no one about Him.

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And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.

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And His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, 'Who touched Me?'"

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And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?

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saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

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Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.

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And He said, "How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?

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And He was asking them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven."

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THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT.'"

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They went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

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And He went out again by the seashore; and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.

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When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"

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"Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory.

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For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.

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And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down."

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All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.

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And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, because it is written, 'I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED.'

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"Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.

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"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

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As soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began asking Him about the parables.

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After looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

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and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.

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And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)

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Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

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When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed.

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They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,

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And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS'? But you have made it a ROBBERS' DEN."

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And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?

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And He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter),

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Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

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For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later."

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After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

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"But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;

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And He was saying, "That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.

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And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction."

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When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

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[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

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And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men.

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"For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.

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And it happened that He was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him.

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"But go, tell His disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.'"

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"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow;

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"You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

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And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

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Pilate questioned Him, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him, "It is as you say."

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And Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.

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The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.

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"For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

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The scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM;

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As Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came,

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Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea,

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A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him.

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John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.

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One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet

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but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

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"For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

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thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that."

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"Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

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Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed.

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And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

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Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed."

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And He said to them, "This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer."

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so that WHILE SEEING, THEY MAY SEE AND NOT PERCEIVE, AND WHILE HEARING, THEY MAY HEAR AND NOT UNDERSTAND, OTHERWISE THEY MIGHT RETURN AND BE FORGIVEN."

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"But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob'?

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"Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;

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Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

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In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes, were mocking Him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; He cannot save Himself.

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Now at the feast he used to release for them any one prisoner whom they requested.

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"So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."

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"If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell,

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Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

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"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

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but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.

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"Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!" Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.

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Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

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"Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?"

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there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.

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"But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--He said to the paralytic,

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"Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--

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Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.

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Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household."

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saying, "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 will hand Him over to the Gentiles.

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And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.

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"When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.

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And He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch."

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"Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me."

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And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal.

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And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.

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who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation."

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and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--

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And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.

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"She has done what she could; she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.

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And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

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for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people."

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"Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."

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While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?"

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Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"

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After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:

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Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them.

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Some began to spit at Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers received Him with slaps in the face.

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because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?" (Thus He declared all foods clean.)

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Peter began to say to Him, "Behold, we have left everything and followed You."

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They were all amazed, so that they debated among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him."

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"For everyone will be salted with fire.

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It was the third hour when they crucified Him.

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And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.

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"It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

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They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"

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But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid any longer, only believe."

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"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.

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"And then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ'; or, 'Behold, He is there'; do not believe him;

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They tried to give Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He did not take it.

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And He continued by questioning them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ."

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and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, "Ephphatha!" that is, "Be opened!"

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and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot;

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"Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."

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And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him by.

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And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up.

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And He did not let him, but He said to him, "Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you."

525

"They will mock Him and spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again."

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After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country.

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"For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother."

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And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;

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But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.

532

When they had crossed over they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.

533

When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, "He has lost His senses."

534

But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, "Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."

535

And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all.

536

"For he who is not against us is for us.

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Then they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.

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"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil,

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"For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her.

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"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"

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and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder");

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where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.

545

and He did not speak to them without a parable; but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples.

546

And He came the third time, and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

547

But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted?

548

When they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they refused to believe it.

549

Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.

550

"We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.'"

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And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.

552

With many such parables He was speaking the word to them, so far as they were able to hear it;

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Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God?

554

And He allowed no one to accompany Him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James.

555

They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?"

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And answering him, Jesus said, "What do you want Me to do for you?" And the blind man said to Him, "Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!"

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When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, "This place is desolate and it is already quite late;

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When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

560

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, "Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times." And he began to weep.

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And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.

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When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

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They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.

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And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

566

The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.

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And He said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,

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And he was preaching, and saying, "After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals.

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And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!"

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Immediately the girl got up and began to walk, for she was twelve years old. And immediately they were completely astounded.

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Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down."

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But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.

573

As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.

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They brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they implored Him to lay His hand on him.

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Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.

576

Taking the child by the hand, He said to her, "Talitha kum!" (which translated means, "Little girl, I say to you, get up!").

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Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them,

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Pilate wondered if He was dead by this time, and summoning the centurion, he questioned him as to whether He was already dead.

579

Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was laid.

581

"Have you not even read this Scripture: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone;

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"Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.

584

She went and reported to those who had been with Him, while they were mourning and weeping.

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for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.

586

They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

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save Yourself, and come down from the cross!"

588

"If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell,

589

Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;

590

The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly.

591

A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, "Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You."

592

And entering in, He said to them, "Why make a commotion and weep? The child has not died, but is asleep."

593

They were utterly astonished, saying, "He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."

594

But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"

595

"David himself calls Him 'Lord'; so in what sense is He his son?" And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.

596

Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away under guard."

597

and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?"'

598

And one of the crowd answered Him, "Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;

599

The people saw them going, and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them.

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and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

601

They began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'

602

"But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

603

When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.

604

But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.

605

Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.

606

After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.

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for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on."

609

Hearing this, the ten began to feel indignant with James and John.

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and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,

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in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

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But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.

614

Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury;

615

But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to ask him to release Barabbas for them instead.

616

When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land.

617

Peter had followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers and warming himself at the fire.

618

They came to the house of the synagogue official; and He saw a commotion, and people loudly weeping and wailing.

619

Answering them, He said, "Who are My mother and My brothers?"

620

But Jesus said, "Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.

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yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."

622

Answering again, Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?"

623

"Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me; but this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures."

624

Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, "Behold My mother and My brothers!

625

"You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.

626

"Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!"

627

They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either.

629

[where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.]

630

And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly.

631

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.

632

After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, "Rabbi!" and kissed Him.

633

But He answered them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said to Him, "Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?"

634

And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass.

635

They laid hands on Him and seized Him.

636

But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.

637

Then Pilate questioned Him again, saying, "Do You not answer? See how many charges they bring against You!"

638

But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out;

639

And He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this, and He said that something should be given her to eat.

640

But again he denied it And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too."

641

But he denied it, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are talking about." And he went out onto the porch.

642

Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished,

643

Again He went away and prayed, saying the same words.

644

"For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

645

But he began to curse and swear, "I do not know this man you are talking about!"

646

They said to Him, "Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory."

647

Answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things."

648

Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?"

649

They began laughing at Him. But putting them all out, He took along the child's father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was.

650

for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and said to them, "Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid."

651

The crowd went up and began asking him to do as he had been accustomed to do for them.

652

And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it.

653

They shouted back, "Crucify Him!"

654

They said to Him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you shall drink; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.

655

But Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they shouted all the more, "Crucify Him!"

656

Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

657

There were five thousand men who ate the loaves.

658

and they picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.

659

And Jesus said to them, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a robber?

660

They all ate and were satisfied,

661

Some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying,

662

send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."

663

Throwing aside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.

664

And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

665

And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him here." So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you."

666

And He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go look!" And when they found out, they said, "Five, and two fish."

667

The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, "Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?"

668

For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimony was not consistent.

669

And ascertaining this from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.

670

Tearing his clothes, the high priest said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?

671

But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.

672

They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.

673

The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, "This is one of them!"

674

and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Nazarene."

675

And He looked around to see the woman who had done this.

676

and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was.

677

When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,

678

Not even in this respect was their testimony consistent.