Most Popular Bible Verses in Matthew

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Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

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For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

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“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

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Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,

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When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

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Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.

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For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.

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Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.

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You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’;

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The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

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“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.

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You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

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Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

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“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.

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But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.

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You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’

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“Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),

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Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

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And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?”

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Then Jesus *arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.

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Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

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Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.

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Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.

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Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.

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“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

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Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

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Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah.

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Then He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other.

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Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves.

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As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

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For I also am a man 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.”

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And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

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When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

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At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

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When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

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Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan;

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“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.

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But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

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Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.

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The young man *said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”

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Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

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And Jesus answered and said to them, See to it that no one misleads you.

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That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.

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Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.

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Then He *said to His disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

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I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

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Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”

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“It was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’;

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The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

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Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

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Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.

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Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.

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Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,

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“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.

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But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.

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Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”

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At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.

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Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.

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Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,

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These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: “Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;

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And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,

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Jesus said, “Are you still lacking in understanding also?

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You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

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When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill.

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For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.

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“But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.

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Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon.

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Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’

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for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

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Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

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Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.

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Then Jesus *came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and *said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”

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Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,

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Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

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And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.

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He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

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But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

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When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?”

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Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.

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You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.

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

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He presented another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;

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Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

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And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

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Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

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“Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’

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From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.

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“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard and put a wall around it and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.

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When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.

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But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

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Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.

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Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

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Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;

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Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

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So if they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them.

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Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.

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Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.

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Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.

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He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.

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And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.

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“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’

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He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

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But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

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Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.

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And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

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Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?

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Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

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and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.

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Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

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While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”

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For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

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Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;

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And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She *said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.”

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When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;

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When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

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When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.

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But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.

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And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.

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Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

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For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

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

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Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

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But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.

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But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

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When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

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But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all,

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nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

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asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’

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For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

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Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.

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And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,

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This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

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Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.

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But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!”

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As you enter the house, give it your greeting.

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and warned them not to tell who He was.

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He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him.

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and do not suppose that you can 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.

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Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.

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and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”

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And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very moment.

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He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They *said to Him, “We are able.”

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yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.

304

They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:

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Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.’

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Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?

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But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.

308

He will not quarrel, nor cry out;
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.

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A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.

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The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

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And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

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so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

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Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

316

And Jesus said to them, “The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

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and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.

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You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.

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If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.

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He *said to them, My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”

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And He *came to the disciples and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?

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And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”

328

Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.”

329

But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.

331

These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”

332

Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

333

Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.

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for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

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And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.”

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and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’

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Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.

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for she was saying to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will get well.”

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After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.

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After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.

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But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”

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The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’

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so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.

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Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

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And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.

347

There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.

348

They *said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”

349

But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.’

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They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.

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And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”

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The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

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If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?

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When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

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If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.

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Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

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And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ The slaves *said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’

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And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.

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and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

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Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.

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And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.

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The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.

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When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

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The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles

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But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:

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Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

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But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

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They *said to Him, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons.”

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And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men;

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But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.”

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Then summoning him, his lord *said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.

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The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.”

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Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?

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But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

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But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.

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And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull,

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Which of the two did the will of his father?” They *said, “The first.” Jesus *said to them, “Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.

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After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.

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Then a scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”

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So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt.

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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,

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But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,

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When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.

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When Jesus came into the official’s house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,

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However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me.”

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Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.

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Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,

400

The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.

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and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented.”

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And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

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The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.

404

And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse Him.

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Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

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If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.

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When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

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Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.

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When Peter said, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are exempt.

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Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

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Departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.

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Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

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When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus *said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They *said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”

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He *said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?”

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And Jesus *said to him, See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

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A voice was heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she refused to be comforted,
Because they were no more.”

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The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’

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and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

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Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

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So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’

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Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.

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The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, ‘I will, sir’; but he did not go.

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So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.

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Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

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But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.

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And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”

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Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds,

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For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.

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Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

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But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,

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And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.

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But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

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Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:

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and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.

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After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.

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Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?”

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He said, “Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him.

446

“What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They *said to Him, “The son of David.”

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But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.

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and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

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This news spread throughout all that land.

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But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—then He *said to the paralytic, “Get up, pick up your bed and go home.”

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So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.

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The demons began to entreat Him, saying, “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.”

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And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!”

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And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there.

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All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?”

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For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

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Or how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.

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The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

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I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

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But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”

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But if that evil slave says in his heart, ‘My master is not coming for a long time,’

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“Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.”

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And He said to them, What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?

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Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

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But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.

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How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

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But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

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

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When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.

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He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.

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Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.”

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

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But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’

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Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.

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And answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

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Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa.

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So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’

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The disciples *said to Him, “Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”

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His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.

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But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

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But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

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But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.”

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But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,

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And He directed the people to sit down on the ground;

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For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

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Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’

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Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.

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When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

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But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.

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But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”

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and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;

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When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”

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So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.

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how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?

509

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

510

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.

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Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples

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Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

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Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?

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What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

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And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

517

Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

518

And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads

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And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: “See that no one knows about this!”

520

This is the one about whom it is written,
Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

521

Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

522

When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, “Then who can be saved?”

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and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.” And they were deeply grieved.

524

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.”

525

While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.

526

And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, “Behold, the sower went out to sow;

528

Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.

532

And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went.

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Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!

534

Jesus *said to him, You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

536

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

537

So then, you will know them by their fruits.

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If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

539

And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.”

540

But He answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;

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When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,

542

And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

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Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him.

544

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

549

When Jesus came into Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.

550

It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!

551

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

553

While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.

555

Jesus answered them, To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

556

And Jesus answered and said to them, “Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will happen.

557

Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

558

The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;

560

Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.

561

As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.

562

As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

563

Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

564

And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;

566

Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;

567

and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”

569

Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.

570

He spoke another parable to them, The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”

572

But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

573

But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.

574

Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.

577

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

578

But He replied to them, When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’

579

Again I say to you, 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.”

583

The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,

585

Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,

588

“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

591

Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.

592

Then Jesus *said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’

593

As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

594

Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.

595

For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight!’”

596

and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”

598

For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

599

When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.

601

And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.

603

His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”