Most Popular Bible Verses in Luke
"THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED,
"Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,
And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.
And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own city.
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples."
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness
Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing " And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
"Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.
But He said to him, "Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?"
Now it happened that while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division,
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret;
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
Zacharias was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear gripped him.
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.
And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
Now He said to them, "These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled."
And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.
And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."
according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.
Someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.
"Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?
'Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
He entered Jericho and was passing through.
When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli,
And he answered, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
And Mary said: "My soul exalts the Lord,
"And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene,
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.
And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
"I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!
In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
"Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,
And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district.
"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;
"I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.
Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;
When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;
Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.
Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;
Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
"Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.
Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"
While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.
And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
"For nothing will be impossible with God."
While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be to you."
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT." Having said this, He breathed His last.
saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."
'EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED, AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE BROUGHT LOW; THE CROOKED WILL BECOME STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH ROADS SMOOTH;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
"Another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;
But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him,
But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, "There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day."
and He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day,
A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
"Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned.
Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd.
It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
When they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish, and their nets began to break;
But He knew what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!" And he got up and came forward.
Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this for certain? For I am an old man and my wife is advanced in years."
Jesus replied and said, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.
Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah,
and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
After He had said these things, He was going on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
And He said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.
"And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time."
and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased."
but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
"For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."
The people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple.
"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,
"But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
"Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."
"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
John answered and said to them all, "As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
"But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.
Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,
nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst."
And coming in, he said to her, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you."
When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.
"And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
And He said to them, "O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
"Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?"
When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it,
"Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours."
The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God.
The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
"Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.
And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
"He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.
Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"
Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,
But He said, "The things that are impossible with people are possible with God."
And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, "Who do the people say that I am?"
"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
"No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth."
And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.
The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."
He said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come!
"I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
And He said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has made you well."
And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.
And He was saying to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?"
"You know the commandments, 'DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'"
Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side of the lake." So they launched out.
"In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom.
When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.
When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
"For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.
Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.
"It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"
One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!"
And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them.
"The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE.'"
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.
They said to one another, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
"I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.
And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.
Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain.
Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
"So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith."
"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."
But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute.
But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him?
in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child.
And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
"And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?'
As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."
for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.'
And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
When the days of his priestly service were ended, he went back home.
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,
the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
But He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose."
And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!"
So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
"This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men."
"But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
"But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence."
Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ,
"Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people;
"And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!
And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
AND ALL FLESH WILL SEE THE SALVATION OF GOD.'"
"But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here;
And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem.
When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida.
"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.
"And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God;
"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute; when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed.
and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
so they signaled to their partners in the other boat for them to come and help them. And they came and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!
While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
And He said to them, "Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father's house?"
Now the day was ending, and the twelve came and said to Him, "Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place."
After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant, and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying,
"For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, "Go away, leave here, for Herod wants to kill You."
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
They questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.
And while some were talking about the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and votive gifts, He said,
And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath;
And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.
"Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."
"Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division;
"And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? So they will be your judges.
"What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),
As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
But He said to them, "You give them something to eat!" And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people."
Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she gave birth to a son.
"Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
"Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.
"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?
"Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.
After looking around at them all, He said to him, "Stretch out your hand!" And he did so; and his hand was restored.
"But he said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.'"
"But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!
When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
"And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.
Then the whole body of them got up and brought Him before Pilate.
And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.
Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
"So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'"
When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."
for it is written, 'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU,'
And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Jesus to their will.
And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."
"Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
But He knew their thoughts and said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls.
And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther.
(For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, "Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each."
"Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.'
and Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot;
As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.
Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.
But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.
"But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
But when he had heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich.
and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores.
"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
"He said to him, 'By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?
"For 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."
Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.
When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep."
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.'
"And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores,
'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'
"But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
and, 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"
"If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.
"If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say, 'The Lord has need of it.'"
For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;
"But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"
"Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.
"It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
But they urged Him, saying, "Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over." So He went in to stay with them.
"Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;
When the devil had finished every temptation, he left Him until an opportune time.
And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what shall we do?"
"But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!
"And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.
And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise!"
Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
"If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
"Then he said to the bystanders, 'Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'
Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
"And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'
And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately the leprosy left him.
And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."
"The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
"And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'
"You are those who have stood by Me in My trials;
"And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span?
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
And again He said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'"
The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger.
And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
They answered and said, "John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again."
"But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
"AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.
And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.
And Jesus looked at him and said, "How hard it is for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!
And Jesus answered and said to him, "It is said, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.'"
And He said to the disciples, "The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited His people!"
"But when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied and distributes his plunder.
At that very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many who were blind.
But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone,
"So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."'
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
"For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured.
But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
"Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
"For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day.
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
And He said to them, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
"For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
"For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.
"For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, 'AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS'; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment."
But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"
(as it is written in the Law of the Lord, "EVERY firstborn MALE THAT OPENS THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY TO THE LORD"),
And He ordered him to tell no one, "But go and show yourself to the priest and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD."
But He detected their trickery and said to them,
for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
"Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, 'Lord, open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know where you are from.'
But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,
"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.
And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?"
And it was reported to Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You."
And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds.
"He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
And Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him,
"But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him.
"Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.'
And he said to them, "Collect no more than what you have been ordered to."
So with many other exhortations he preached the gospel to the people.
"For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
"And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?
When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child.
"Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.
When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
"I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS."
"Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesar's."
"For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,
"Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great." As He said these things, He would call out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?"
When the men came to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, 'Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?'"
"And the slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'
"Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
"Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.
And He was saying to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"
they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
"It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES."
and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
"Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
Herod also added this to them all: he locked John up in prison.
"For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying.
as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
And He said, "I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me."
"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.'
"But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!'
And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.
Peter said, "Behold, we have left our own homes and followed You."
for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.
"But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet;
But some of the Pharisees said, "Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.
And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."
"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?"
"And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be.
And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.
And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,
"Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.
Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.
They who heard it said, "Then who can be saved?"
Seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me."
But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.
"For behold, the days are coming when they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.'
but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him.
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
"On that day, the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back.
and He will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.'
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."
the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,
and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.
They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm.
and they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN'S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.
saying, "Go into the village ahead of you; there, as you enter, you will find a colt tied on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
"And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
"Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets';
"But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,"--He said to the paralytic--"I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home."
the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,
"Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai,
"Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
"Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them and were washing their nets.
then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
"But he answered and said to his father, 'Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends;
And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things;
"But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces!
and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
"You are witnesses of these things.
The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
Simon answered and said, "Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but I will do as You say and let down the nets."
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'
And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them.
"But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
But passing through their midst, He went His way.
And answering they said to Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said to them, "Where the body is, there also the vultures will be gathered."
"They will say to you, 'Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them.
But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
"Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.
When He arrived at the place, He said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
"Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'
"To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples."
for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue."
And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.
the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.
But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet.
but he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.
They brought it to Jesus, and they threw their coats on the colt and put Jesus on it.
When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.
They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss.
"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins have been forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?
"For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
"The Queen of the South will rise up with the men of this generation at the judgment and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
As they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying the colt?"
the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
And He said to them, "Where is your faith?" They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, "Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?"
Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;
They were all struck with astonishment and began glorifying God; and they were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen remarkable things today."
And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little way from the land. And He sat down and began teaching the people from the boat.
"For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
(He was one who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection made in the city, and for murder.)
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.
the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again."
and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
"If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
"And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.'
"And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them."
"And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus;
"And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order.
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him.
and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!"
And while He was praying, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming.
for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
Herod said, "I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?" And he kept trying to see Him.
And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.
"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;
"For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
"And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last."
So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them.
who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life."
As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road.
But He said to him, "A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;
"There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left.
And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day."
And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,
"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.
Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
'Give us each day our daily bread.
"Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem.
"In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out.
Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling,
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
"Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"
"And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into the eternal dwellings.
They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
The disciples of John reported to him about all these things.
Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."
"When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'
And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man.
And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles:
And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;
And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man
And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
And He began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time.
UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET."'
"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.
and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen again.
Then He got up and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's home Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Him to help her.
"Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
"Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, "Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed."
And as Jesus returned, the people welcomed Him, for they had all been waiting for Him.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.
"Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
And He answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
"Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that city.
While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven.
So He was saying, "What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it?
And He said, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that SEEING THEY MAY NOT SEE, AND HEARING THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND.
So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves;
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with them."
So He told them this parable, saying,
saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon."
"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
"But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
And His mother and brothers came to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd.
"And they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas already.'
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"
to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
"And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house--
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
"So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,
"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
And He also spoke a parable to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?
Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles.
"And he said to him, 'Son, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours.
"And they will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God.
And there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich.
"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
"For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."
While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, "Have you anything here to eat?"
And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"
"You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."
"Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory.
"For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
'And forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.'"
The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.
and from inside he answers and says, 'Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.'
"Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
"But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.
A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."
"Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?"
"Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?
and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
And they said to Him, "The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink."
Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
"But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
And Jesus said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate?
"Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.
for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';
"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."
"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
"Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.
"And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
for I have five brothers--in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
"For this reason also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute,
When He approached Bethphage and Bethany, near the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples,
"The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Because of the tender mercy of our God, With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
"And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'
And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
"For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?"
On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'
that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
"HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'"
for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' feet, saying, "Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man!"
"But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table.
"He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
And it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father.
And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--
And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve.
Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
"Then they will begin TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, 'FALL ON US,' AND TO THE HILLS, 'COVER US.'
And He was also telling them a parable: "No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old.
"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing;
but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
"Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down to eat'?
and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed."
And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.
When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a King."
Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, "And what about us, what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages."
And He said, "See to it that you are not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near ' Do not go after them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.
Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man."
And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you.
"I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
"I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.
And following Him was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and lamenting Him.
"When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;
When it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying,
shouting: "BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
"But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
"For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit.
On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met Him.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering."
But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.
But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, "Certainly this man was innocent."
An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
So Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And He answered him and said, "It is as you say."
And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One."
"And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
John answered and said, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us."
"By your endurance you will gain your lives.
Then He told them a parable: "Behold the fig tree and all the trees;
"And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.
"But when he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger!
saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.
When He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch."
And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.
And He said to them, "When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you?" They said, "No, nothing."
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us."
But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!"
And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.'
And the devil said to Him, "I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah,
When Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.
When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry.
"So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him."
but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish;
While He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him.
This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.
"His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."
And He was also saying to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out.
But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said.
"It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men."
because these are days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled.
And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.
The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."
And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'
"And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?"
the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
"When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately."
And he would answer and say to them, "The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise."
Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.
While the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and laying His hands on each one of them, He was healing them.