1 And there were some present, at that very season, who reported to Him concerning the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And, answering, He said to them, "Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they have suffered these things? 3 I tell you, nay; but, unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and slew them, suppose ye that they were offenders above all the men dwelling in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, nay; but, unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
6 And He spake this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, 'Behold, these three years I come, seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none; cut it down; why does it also make the land useless?'
8 But he, answering, says to him, 'Lord, leave it this year also, until I dig about it, and cast in fertilizers. 9 And if, indeed, it bear fruit for the future, well; but, if not, you shall cut it down.'"
10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And, behold, a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and wholly unable to raise herself up. 12 And Jesus, seeing her, called and said to her, "Woman, you have been loosed from your infirmity." 13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and was glorifying God.
14 But the synagogue-ruler, answering, (being much displeased that Jesus healed her on the sabbath), said to the multitude, "There are six days in which it behooves us to work; in these, therefore, coming, be healed, and not on the sabbath day."
15 And the Lord answered him, and said, "Hypocrites! does not each one of you, on the sabbath, loose his ox or his ass from the stall; and, leading it away, water it? 16 And was it not right that this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound, lo, eighteen years, should have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?"
17 And, when He said these things, all those opposing Him were being put to shame, and all the multitude were rejoicing because of all the glorious things which were being done by Him.
18 And He said, "To what is the Kingdom of God like? and to what shall I liken it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man, taking, cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in its branches."
20 And again He said, "To what shall I liken the Kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven which a woman, taking, hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened."
22 And He was journeying through the cities and villages, teaching, and making His way to Jerusalem. 23 And a certain one said, "Are there few who are saved?" 24 And He said to them, "Strive to enter in through the narrow door; because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able. 25 When the Householder rises and shuts the door, and ye begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us!' and He, answering, shall say to you, 'I know you not, whence ye are;' 26 then ye will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Thy presence, and Thou didst teach in our streets.' 27 And He will say, 'I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from Me, all ye workers of unrighteousness.' 28 There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust forth without. 29 And they will come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and shall recline at table in the Kingdom of God. 30 And, behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."
31 In that very hour, there came certain Pharisees, saying to Him, "Go out, and journey hence; because Herod is wishing to kill Thee."
32 And He said to them, "Going your way, tell this fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons, and perfect cures, to-day and to-morrow; and on the third day I am made perfect. 33 But yet I must go on My way to-day, and to-morrow, and the following day; because it is not possible that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem!'
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those sent to her; how often I wished to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is abandoned to you! 35 But I say to you, ye shall in no wise see Me, until ye shall say, 'Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!'"