so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed.
He will turn many of the sons of Israel
to the Lord their God.
There will be joy and delight for you,
and many will rejoice at his birth.
He said, “Even more, those who hear the word of God and keep it are blessed!”
“Well then,” He told them, “give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.”
All who heard about him took it to heart, saying, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the Lord’s hand was with him.
But look, the hand of the one betraying Me is at the table with Me!
He was trying to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because of the crowd, since he was a short man.
He also said to them, “When I sent you out without money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?”“Not a thing,” they said.
When the days of his ministry were completed, he went back home.
Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your comfort.
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to people He favors!
I fast twice a week; I give a tenthof everything I get.’
On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.
But his mother responded, “No! He will be called John.”
Look, the days are coming when they will say, ‘The women without children, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed, are fortunate!’
The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’
For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
But they had no children because Elizabeth could not conceive, and both of them were well along in years.
“Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty?
but not a hair of your head will be lost.
Then John’s disciples told him about all these things. So John summoned two of his disciples
“Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Take note—your reward is great in heaven, for this is the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.
A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Then the Day of Unleavened Bread came when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
“Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God.
But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God.
Both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.
After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived and kept herself in seclusion for five months. She said,
like a trap. For it will come on all who live on the face of the whole earth.
Then the angel told her:Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
And Jesus answered him,“It is written:Worship the Lord your God,
and serveHim only.”
He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”
Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light. But when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness.
And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” Saying this, He breathed His last.
“But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.”