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And they all gave reasons why they were not able to come. The first said to him, I have got a new field, and it is necessary for me to go and see it: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.

For this, my son, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away from me, and has come back. And they were full of joy.

Also [Jesus] said to the disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a manager of his estate, and accusations [against this man] were brought to him, that he was squandering his [master's] possessions.

If therefore you were not faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will intrust to you the true?

and desiring to be filled from the crumbs that are falling from the table of the rich man; yea, also the dogs, coming, were licking his sores.

But Abraham said, Keep in mind, my son, that when you were living, you had your good things, while Lazarus had evil things: but now, he is comforted and you are in pain.

'But, Father Abraham,' he urged, 'if some one from the dead were to go to them, they would repent.'

"Then Abraham told him, "If your brothers do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone were to rise from the dead.'"

But the Master said: "If your faith were only like a mustard- seed, you could say to this mulberry tree 'Be up-rooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Who is it, if he had a servant a plowing, or feeding cattle, that would say unto him when he were come from the field, 'Go quickly and sit down to meat.'

Thus you also, when you have done all the {things you were ordered to do}, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done what we were obligated to do.'"

And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee.

And he fell on his face at Jesus' feet and thanked Him. And he was a Samaritan. [Note: Samaritans were despised by the Jews and regarded as a 'half-breeds'].

in like manner also, as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building;

And those who were present said, Then who may have salvation?

And he took with him the twelve and said to them, Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things which were said by the prophets will be done to the Son of man.

And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

As they were near Jericho, a blind man happen'd to sit begging by the road,

And those who were going before rebuked him that he might be silent; but he cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

No sooner were the words spoken than the man regained his sight and followed Jesus, giving glory to God; and all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.

But as they were listening to these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God was about to be immediately manifested.

and his citizens were hating him, and did send an embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this one to reign over us.

And he said to the others who were near, Take the pound away from him, and give it to the man who has ten.

Moreover, those enemies of mine, who were unwilling that I should reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.

And it happened when Jesus got close to Bethphage and Bethany [Note: These were two small towns about two miles east of Jerusalem], at a hill called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples,

And as he is going, they were spreading their garments in the way,

They were saying, 'May the King who comes in the name [i.e., by the authority] of the Lord, be blessed. May there be peace in heaven and praise [to God] in the highest [i.e., may this praise reach to the highest heaven].'

He answered, "I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out!"

saying -- 'If thou didst know, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things for thy peace; but now they were hid from thine eyes.

They will level you to the ground you and those who live within your city limits. They will not leave one stone on another within your walls, because you didn't recognize the time when you were visited."

And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

"And if we say, 'From man,' all the people will stone us, for they were persuaded that John was a prophet."

"But, seeing him, the husbandmen were reasoning one with another, saying, 'This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.'

And they watched [him] closely [and] sent spies who pretended they were upright, in order that they could catch him in a statement, so that they could hand him over to the authority and the jurisdiction of the governor.

[Now] whose wife will she be in the resurrected state, for all seven [brothers] were married to her?"

For, no longer, were they daring to ask him any questions.

And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

So, He said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has thrown in more than all the rest [i.e., referring to the many rich people who were also throwing in money].

And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [ laid up to be kept], He said,

and all the people were coming early unto him in the temple to hear him.

He accepted their offer, and then looked out for an opportunity to betray Him when the people were not there.

He answered. "No sooner will you have entered the city than you will meet a man carrying a water-jug. Follow him into the house were he is going.

And they were wondering among themselves which of them it was who would do this thing.

"Simon, Simon [i.e., Peter], Satan has earnestly requested the right to sift you like wheat. [Note: Grain was sifted by using a sieve-like device in which grain and particles of dirt and straw were shaken together, allowing the grain to fall through while the dirt and straw remained. This was an allusion to the agitating trials Peter was soon to endure, and survive].

And he said to them, When I sent you out without money or bag or shoes, were you in need of anything? And they said, Nothing.

For I tell you that this [passage of Scripture], which was written about me, must be fulfilled [Isa. 53:12]: 'And He [i.e., Jesus] was counted with [i.e., as though He were one of] the criminals.' For the part [of that passage] that refers to me is being fulfilled."

And he was withdrawn from them, as it were a stone's cast, and having fallen on the knees he was praying,

And, getting up from prayer, he came to the disciples, and saw that they were sleeping for sorrow.

So, He said to them, "Why were you sleeping? Get up and pray so you do not give in [to the devil] under trials."

When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.

And one hour, as it were, having intervened, a certain other was confidently affirming, saying, 'Of a truth this one also was with him, for he is also a Galilean;'

and having blindfolded him, they were striking him on the face, and were questioning him, saying, 'Prophesy who he is who smote thee?'

And they were saying many other [things] against him, reviling [him].

And when it was day, the elderhood of the people, both the chief priests and scribes, were gathered together, and led him into their council, saying,

And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

said unto them - Ye brought unto me this man, as one turning away the people, and lo! I, in your presence, examining him, found, nothing, in this man worthy of blame, in respect of the things whereof ye were making accusation against him.

But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that he be crucified. And their voices prevailed.

And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

So, Pilate issued the sentence the people were demanding

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