[My purpose is] that you may know the full truth and understand with certainty and security against error the accounts (histories) and doctrines of the faith of which you have been informed and in which you have been orally instructed.
And he will turn back and cause to return many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God,
And you shall have joy and exultant delight, and many will rejoice over his birth,
But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!
He said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
And all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, Whatever will this little boy be then? For the hand of the Lord was [ so evidently] with him [protecting and aiding him].
But, behold, the hand of him who is now engaged in betraying Me is with Me on the table.
And he was trying to see Jesus, which One He was, but he could not on account of the crowd, because he was small in stature.
And He said to them, When I sent you out with no purse or [provision] bag or sandals, did you lack anything? They answered, Nothing!
And when his time of performing priestly functions was ended, he returned to his [own] house.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants whom the master finds awake and alert and watching when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at table and will come and serve them!
But woe to (alas for) you who are rich ( abounding in material resources), for you already are receiving your consolation (the solace and sense of strengthening and cheer that come from prosperity) and have taken and enjoyed your comfort in full [having nothing left to be awarded you].
Glory to God in the highest [heaven], and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased [ men of goodwill, of His favor].
I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain.
But when you give a banquet or a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame, and the blind.
But his mother answered, Not so! But he shall be called John.
For behold, the days are coming during which they will say, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the breasts that have never nursed [babies]!
And the man [who was] dead sat up and began to speak. And [Jesus] gave him [back] to his mother.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily.
For if they do these things when the timber is green, what will happen when it is dry?
But they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren; and both were far advanced in years.
Salt is good [an excellent thing], but if salt has lost its strength and has become saltless (insipid, flat), how shall its saltness be restored?
But not a hair of your head shall perish.
And John's disciples brought him [who was now in prison] word of all these things.
Rejoice and be glad at such a time and exult and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is rich and great and strong and intense and abundant in heaven; for even so their forefathers treated the prophets.
Now by coincidence a certain priest was going down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover [lamb] had to be slain.
Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [ essentially and perfectly morally] good? No one is [ essentially and perfectly morally] good -- "except God only.
Then one of them, upon seeing that he was cured, turned back, recognizing and thanking and praising God with a loud voice;
And they both were righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
Now after this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant, and for five months she secluded herself entirely, saying, [I have hid myself]
For it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth.
And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace ( free, spontaneous, absolute favor and loving-kindness) with God.
And Jesus replied to him, Get behind Me, Satan! It is written, You shall do homage to and worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.
And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.
Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye ( your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.
And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit! And with these words, He expired.
But he replied to him, Leave it alone, sir, [just] this one more year, till I dig around it and put manure [on the soil].
But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along with me]!