And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.
Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].
And solemnly lifting up His eyes on His disciples, He said: Blessed (happy -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, apart from your outward condition -- "and to be envied) are you poor and lowly and afflicted (destitute of wealth, influence, position, and honor), for the kingdom of God is yours!
In the meanwhile, when so many thousands of the people had gathered that they were trampling on one another, Jesus commenced by saying primarily to His disciples, Be on your guard against the leaven (ferment) of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy [producing unrest and violent agitation].
When Jesus had ended this discourse, He said to His disciples,
Then Jesus said to the multitudes and to His disciples,
When Jesus had finished His charge to His twelve disciples, He left there to teach and to preach in their [Galilean] cities.
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray.
Then they went to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, Sit down here while I pray.
He did not tell them anything without a parable; but privately to His disciples ( those who were peculiarly His own) He explained everything [fully].
And Jesus went on with His disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He asked His disciples, Who do people say that I am?
Now it occurred that as Jesus was praying privately, the disciples were with Him, and He asked them, Who do men say that I am?
And when He had gone indoors, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could not we drive it out?
For He was [engaged for the time being in] teaching His disciples. He said to them, The Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of men, and they will put Him to death; and when He has been killed, after three days He will rise [ from death].
Then turning to His disciples, He said privately, Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those whose eyes see what you see!
And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the kingdom of God!
And all were astounded at the evidence of God's mighty power and His majesty and magnificence. But [while] they were all marveling at everything Jesus was doing, He said to His disciples,
And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious and troubled [with cares] about your life, as to what you will [have to] eat; or about your body, as to what you will [have to] wear.
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.
And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Temptations (snares, traps set to entice to sin) are sure to come, but woe to him by or through whom they come!
And He said to the disciples, The time is coming when you will long to see [even] one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see [it].
Then after that interval He said to His disciples, Let us go back again to Judea.
And with all the people listening, He said to His disciples,