1 At the same time, there were some present, who gave Jesus an account of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 upon which Jesus thus address'd himself to them. do you imagine that those Galileans were greater sinners than the rest of the nation, because they suffer'd in such a manner? 3 I tell you, no: and except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. 4 or those eighteen, upon whom the tower of Siloam fell, and slew them, do you think they were greater criminals than the other inhabitants of Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no: and except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
6 He proposed likewise this parable: a certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard, and he came expecting it should have had fruit, but he found none. 7 then he said to the vine-dresser, you see, I have been looking these three years for fruit from this fig-tree, but find none: hew it down, why should it cumber my ground?
8 to which he made answer, sir, let it alone one year longer, till I shall dig about it, and dung it. 9 perhaps it may bear fruit: if not, you may after that hew it down.
10 As he was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath-day, a woman was present, 11 who had been kept infirm by a spirit eighteen years: and stooped in such a manner, she was not able to hold up her head strait. 12 Jesus seeing her, called her to him, and said, woman you are freed from your disorder. 13 then he laid his hands upon her: and instantly she stood upright, and glorified God.
14 but the ruler of the synagogue being highly incensed at Jesus's healing on the sabbath-day, said to the people, there are six days for work, you should come therefore for cure on those days, and not on the sabbath.
15 to which Jesus replied, thou hypocrite, who is there among you that scruples to untie his ox or his ass, and lead him from the stall to water on the sabbath-day? 16 and must not this daughter of Abraham, whom satan has held bound these eighteen years, be disengag'd from this bond, on a sabbath-day?
17 at which all his adversaries were confounded. but the people were highly pleased, at the glorious actions which he perform'd.
18 Then he said, what does the kingdom of God resemble? to what shall I compare it? 19 it is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took, and sowed in his garden: it grew, and became so large, that the birds of the air built their nests in its boughs.
20 again he said, to what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 it is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leaven'd.
22 Afterwards he pass'd thro' several citys and villages, where he taught the people, on his journey to Jerusalem. 23 and somebody ask'd him, Lord, will there be but few people saved? to which he answered, 24 strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for I declare unto you, that many shall try to get in, and shall not be able. 25 when once the master of the family is enter'd in, and has fastned the door, you will stand without beating at the door, and cry, Lord, Lord, let us in: but he will answer, you are strangers to me. 26 then you will say, we have eat, and drank with you, and you have taught in our streets. 27 but he will answer, I tell you, you are strangers to me: depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. 28 there will be weeping, and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29 yet some shall come from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south, and shall be entertain'd in the kingdom of God. 30 then you will see those, who were last, become first: and those who were first, become last.
31 At the same time, some of the Pharisees came to him, and said, get away, retire from hence, for Herod designs to take away your life.
32 but he answered them, go, tell that fox, that to-day and to-morrow I am casting out demons, and performing cures, and the third day my course will be finished: 33 till then I must be stirring about, to-day, and to-morrow, and the next day: for a prophet cannot be put to death any where, but at Jerusalem.
34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest those, who are sent unto thee: how often would I have gather'd thy children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and ye would not?" 35 you will soon find your aboad become desolate. I declare unto you, you shall not see me till the time, when you will say, "blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord."