Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of the one who sent me and to complete his work.
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, because there is neither work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the grave, the place where you will eventually go.
"For the last twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon was ruling in Judah until now, the Lord has been speaking to me. I told you over and over again what he said. But you would not listen.
I sent my servants the prophets to you people over and over again warning you not to do this disgusting thing I hate.
So every day Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, but at night he went and stayed on the Mount of Olives.
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him.
At that moment Jesus said to the crowd, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me like you would an outlaw? Day after day I sat teaching in the temple courts, yet you did not arrest me.
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him.
He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then Jesus sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.
And all the people came to him early in the morning to listen to him in the temple courts.