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12:1-59 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Under these circumstances, after so F294 many thousands of people F295 had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, " Beware R556 of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 "But R557 there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. 3 "Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered F296 in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the R558 housetops. 4 "I say to you, My R559 friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5 "But I will warn F297 you whom to fear: fear R560 the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; R561 F298 yes, I tell you, fear Him! 6 "Are not five R562 sparrows sold for two cents? F299 Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 "Indeed, R563 the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. 8 "And I say to you, everyone who confesses R564 Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the angels of God; 9 but he R565 who denies Me before men will be denied before R566 the angels of God. 10 "And R567 everyone who speaks F300 a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him. 11 "When they bring you before the R568 synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry R569 about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; 12 for the R570 Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

13 Someone in F301 the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." 14 But He said to him, "Man, R571 who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?" 15 Then He said to them, "Beware, R572 and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions." 16 And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive. 17 "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, `What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' 18 "Then he said, `This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 `And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you R573 have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' 20 "But God said to him, `You R574 fool! This very night your R575 F302 soul is required of you; and now R576 who will own what you have prepared?' 21 "So is the man who stores R577 up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

22 And He said to His disciples, "For R578 this reason I say to you, do F303 not worry about your life, F304 as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 "For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 "Consider the ravens, R579 for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, R580 and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 "And which of you by worrying can add a single hour R581 F305 to his life's F306 span? 26 "If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27 "Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon R582 in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28 "But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You R583 men of little faith! 29 "And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep R584 worrying. 30 "For all F307 these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. 31 "But seek His kingdom, and these R585 things will be added to you. 32 "Do R586 not be afraid, little R587 flock, for your R588 Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 33 "Sell R589 your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an R590 unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. 34 "For where R591 your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 35 "Be R592 F308 dressed in readiness, R593 and keep your lamps lit. 36 "Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. 37 "Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on R594 the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he R595 will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. 38 "Whether R596 he comes in the second F309 watch, or even in the third, F310 and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. 39 "But R597 be F311 sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken R598 F312 into. 40 "You R599 too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect." F313

41 Peter said, "Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to R600 everyone else as well?" 42 And the R601 Lord said, "Who R602 then is the faithful and sensible steward, R603 whom his master will put in charge of his servants, F314 to give them their rations at the proper time? 43 "Blessed is that slave R604 whom his master F315 finds so doing when he comes. 44 "Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 45 "But if that slave says in his heart, `My master will F316 be a long time in coming,' and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; 46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. 47 "And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive R605 many lashes, 48 but the one who did not know R606 it, and committed deeds worthy of a F317 flogging, will receive but few. From R607 everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. 49 "I have F318 come to cast fire upon the earth; and how F319 I wish it were already kindled! 50 "But I have a baptism R608 to undergo, F320 and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51 "Do R609 you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. 53 "They will be divided, father R610 against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."

54 And He was also saying to the crowds, "When R611 you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, `A shower is coming,' and so it turns out. 55 "And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, `It will be a hot R612 day,' and it turns out that way. 56 "You hypocrites! You R613 know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why F321 do you not analyze this present time? 57 "And why R614 do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right? 58 "For while R615 you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle F322 with him, so that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. 59 "I say to you, you will not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent." R616 F323

13:1-35 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate R617 had mixed F324 with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus said to them, "Do R618 you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3 "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, F325 you will all likewise perish. 4 "Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam R619 fell and killed them were worse culprits R620 F326 than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 5 "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

6 And He began telling this parable: "A man had a R621 fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. 7 "And he said to the vineyard-keeper, `Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without F327 finding any. Cut R622 it down! Why does it even use up the ground?' 8 "And he answered and said to him, `Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9 and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.' "

10 And He was teaching R623 in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a R624 sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your sickness." 13 And He laid R625 His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying R626 God. 14 But the R627 synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had R628 healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, "There R629 are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day." 15 But the R630 Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites, does R631 not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him? 16 "And this woman, a R632 daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan R633 has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?" 17 As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the R634 entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

18 So He R635 was saying, "What R636 is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19 "It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and THE BIRDS OF THE AIR NESTED IN ITS BRANCHES." 20 And again He said, "To R638 what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 "It R639 is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three R640 pecks F329 of flour until it was all leavened." 22 And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding R641 on His way to Jerusalem.

23 And someone said to Him, "Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?" And He said to them, 24 "Strive R642 to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 "Once the head of the house gets up and shuts R643 the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, `Lord, R644 open up to us!' then He will answer and say to you, `I R645 do not know where you are from.' 26 "Then you will begin R646 to say, `We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets'; 27 and He will say, `I tell you, I R647 do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVILDOERS.' 28 "In R649 that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out. 29 "And they will R650 come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. 30 "And behold, some R651 are last who will be first and some are first who will be last."

31 Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, "Go away, leave here, for Herod R652 wants to kill You." 32 And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, `Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach R653 F330 My goal.' 33 "Nevertheless I R654 must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet R655 would perish outside of Jerusalem. 34 "O R656 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just R657 as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! 35 "Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, `BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!' "

14:1-35 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders F331 of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they R659 were watching Him closely. 2 And there F332 in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy. 3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers R660 F333 and Pharisees, saying, "Is R661 it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?" 4 But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away. 5 And He said to them, "Which R662 F334 one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?" 6 And R663 they could make no reply to this.

7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they R664 had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, 8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do R665 not take F335 the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give your place to this man,' and then in R666 disgrace you proceed F336 to occupy the last place. 10 "But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, `Friend, move R667 up higher'; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are F337 at the table with you. 11 "For R668 everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." 12 And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. 13 "But when you give a reception, F338 invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, since they do F339 not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the R669 resurrection of the righteous."

15 When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed R670 is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!" 16 But He said to him, "A R671 man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; 17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, `Come; for everything is ready now.' 18 "But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, `I have bought a piece F340 of land and I need to go out and look at it; please F341 consider me excused.' 19 "Another one said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please F342 consider me excused.' 20 "Another one said, `I R672 have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.' 21 "And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, `Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' 22 "And the slave said, `Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 23 "And the master said to the slave, `Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled. 24 `For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.' "

25 Now large F343 crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26 "If R673 anyone comes to Me, and does not hate F344 his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 "Whoever does not carry R674 his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 "For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, `This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider R675 whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a F345 delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 "So then, none of you can be My disciple who does R676 not give up all his own possessions. 34 "Therefore, salt is good; but if R677 even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 35 "It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He R678 who has ears to hear, let F346 him hear."

15:1-32 - Study Chapter  - Click for Chapter Audio

1 Now all the tax R679 collectors and the sinners F347 were coming near Him to listen to Him. 2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats R680 with them." 3 So He told them this parable, saying, 4 "What R681 man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open F348 pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? 5 "When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 "And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!' 7 "I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8 "Or what woman, if she has ten silver F349 coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? 9 "When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!' 10 "In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in R682 the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

11 And He said, "A man had two sons. 12 "The younger of them said to his father, `Father, give me the R683 share of the estate that falls to me.' So he divided his wealth R684 F350 between them. 13 "And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. 14 "Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. 15 "So he went and hired F351 himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 "And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods F352 that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. 17 "But when he came to his F353 senses, he said, `How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 `I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in F354 your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men."' 20 "So he got up and came to his F355 father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced R685 F356 him and kissed him. 21 "And the son said to him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 "But the father said to his slaves, `Quickly bring out the R686 best robe and put it on him, and put R687 a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead R688 and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate. 25 "Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 "And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things could be. 27 "And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has received him back safe and sound.' 28 "But he became angry and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began pleading with him. 29 "But he answered and said to his father, `Look! For so many years I have been serving you and I have never neglected F357 a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a young goat, so that I might celebrate with my friends; 30 but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth R689 F358 with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him.' 31 "And he said to him, `Son, you have F359 always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 `But we had to celebrate and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead R690 and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.' "

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1 Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported F360 to him as squandering R691 his possessions. 2 "And he called him and said to him, `What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' 3 "The manager said to himself, `What shall I do, since my master F361 is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4 `I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.' 5 "And he summoned each one of his master's F362 debtors, and he began saying to the first, `How much do you owe my master?' 6 "And he said, `A hundred measures F363 of oil.' And he said to him, `Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' 7 "Then he said to another, `And how much do you owe?' And he said, `A hundred measures F364 of wheat.' He said to him, `Take your bill, and write eighty.' 8 "And his master F365 praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this R692 age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind F366 than the sons R693 of light. 9 "And I say to you, make R694 friends for yourselves by means of the wealth R695 F367 of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they R696 will receive you into the eternal dwellings. 10 "He R697 who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11 "Therefore if you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous wealth, R698 F368 who will entrust the true riches to you? 12 "And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 "No R699 servant F369 can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth." R700 F370 14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers R701 of money, were listening to all these things and were R702 scoffing at Him. 15 And He said to them, "You are those who justify R703 yourselves in F371 the sight of men, but God R704 knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in F371 the sight of God. 16 "The R705 Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the R706 gospel of the kingdom of God has F372 been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. 17 "But R707 it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke F373 of a letter of the Law to fail. 18 "Everyone R708 who divorces F374 his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced F375 from a husband commits adultery.

19 "Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. 20 "And a poor man named Lazarus was R709 laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man's table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 "Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's R710 bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 "In Hades R711 he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 "And he cried out and said, `Father R712 Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this R713 flame.' 25 "But Abraham said, `Child, remember that during R714 your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. 26 `And besides F376 all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.' 27 "And he said, `Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father's house-- 28 for I have five brothers--in order that he may warn R715 them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' 29 "But Abraham said, `They have Moses R716 and the Prophets; let them hear them.' 30 "But he said, `No, father R717 Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!' 31 "But he said to him, `If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.' "

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1 He said to His disciples, "It R718 is inevitable that stumbling F377 blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! 2 "It R719 would F378 be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3 "Be F379 on your guard! If R720 your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 "And if he sins against you seven R721 times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, `I repent,' forgive F380 him." 5 The R722 apostles said to the R723 Lord, "Increase our faith!" 6 And the R724 Lord said, "If you had F381 faith like a R725 mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry R726 tree, `Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey F382 you. 7 "Which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, `Come immediately and sit F383 down to eat'? 8 "But will he not say to him, `Prepare R727 something for me to eat, and properly clothe F384 yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward F385 you may F386 eat and drink'? 9 "He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? 10 "So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, `We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.' "

11 While He was on R728 the way to Jerusalem, He R729 was passing between F387 Samaria and Galilee. 12 As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood R730 at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, R731 have mercy on us!" 14 When He saw them, He said to them, "Go R732 and show yourselves to the priests." And as they were going, they were cleansed. 15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying R733 God with a loud voice, 16 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. R734 17 Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine--where are they? 18 "Was F388 no one found who returned to give R735 glory to God, except this foreigner?" 19 And He said to him, "Stand up and go; your R736 faith has F389 made you well."

20 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as R737 to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs R738 F390 to be observed; 21 nor will they R739 say, `Look, here it is!' or, `There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is in F391 your midst." 22 And He said to the disciples, "The R740 days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 "They R741 will say to you, `Look there! Look here!' Do not go away, and do not run after them. 24 "For R742 just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of F392 the sky, shines to the other part of F392 the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25 "But R743 first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 "And R744 just as it happened in R745 the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 "It F393 was the same as happened in the R746 days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone F394 from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 "It will be just F395 the same on the day that the Son of Man is R747 revealed. 31 "On that day, the one who is on R748 the housetop and whose goods are in the house must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back. 32 "Remember R749 Lot's wife. 33 "Whoever R750 seeks to keep his life F396 will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 "I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 "There R751 will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. 36 ["Two R752 F397 men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left."] 37 And answering they said to Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said to them, "Where R753 the body is, there also the vultures F398 will be gathered."

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1 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought R754 to pray and not to lose R755 heart, 2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect R756 man. 3 "There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, `Give F399 me legal protection from my opponent.' 4 "For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, `Even though I do not fear God nor respect R757 man, 5 yet because R758 this widow bothers me, I will give F400 her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear R759 F401 me out.' " 6 And the R760 Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; 7 now, will not God bring R761 about justice for His elect R762 who cry to Him day and night, and F402 will He delay R763 long over them? 8 "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will R764 He find faith F403 on the earth?"

9 And He also told this parable to some people who trusted R765 in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed R766 others with contempt: 10 "Two men went R767 up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 "The Pharisee stood R768 and was praying this to himself: `God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 `I fast R769 twice a week; I pay R770 tithes of all that I get.' 13 "But the tax collector, standing R771 some distance away, was R772 even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was R773 beating his breast, saying, `God, be merciful F404 to me, the sinner!' 14 "I tell you, this man went to his house justified rather than the other; for R774 everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."

15 And R775 they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but when the disciples saw it, they began rebuking them. 16 But Jesus called for them, saying, "Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 "Truly I say to you, whoever R776 does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all."

18 A R777 ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 "You know the commandments, `DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.' " 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth."

F294 Lit myriads
F295 Lit the crowd
F296 Lit spoken in the ear
F297 Or show
F298 Gr Gehenna
F299 Gr assaria, the smallest of copper coins
F300 Lit will speak
F301 Lit out of
F302 Lit they are demanding your soul from you
F303 Or stop being worried
F304 Lit soul
F305 Lit cubit (approx 18 in.)
F306 Or height
F307 Or these things all the nations of the world
F308 Lit Let your loins be girded
F309 I.e. 9 p.m. to midnight
F310 I.e. midnight to 3 a.m.
F311 Lit know
F312 Lit dug through
F313 Lit think, suppose
F314 Lit service
F315 Or lord
F316 Lit is delaying to come
F317 Lit blows
F318 Or came
F319 Lit what do I wish if...?
F320 Lit be baptized with
F321 Lit how
F322 Lit be released from him
F323 Gr lepton; i.e. 1/128 of a denarius
F324 I.e. shed along with
F325 Or are repentant
F326 Lit debtors
F327 Lit and I do not find
F328 Or sky
F329 Gr sata
F330 Or am perfected
F331 I.e. members of the Sanhedrin
F332 Lit behold
F333 I.e. experts in Mosaic Law
F334 Lit Whose son of you...will fall
F335 Lit recline at
F336 Lit begin
F337 Lit recline at the table
F338 Or banquet
F339 Or are unable to
F340 Or field
F341 Lit I request you
F342 Lit I request you
F343 Lit many
F344 I.e. by comparison of his love for Me
F345 Or an embassy
F346 Or hear! Or listen!
F347 I.e. irreligious Jews
F348 Lit wilderness
F349 Gr drachmas, one drachma was a day's wages
F350 Lit living
F351 Lit was joined to
F352 I.e. of the carob tree
F353 Lit himself
F354 Lit before you
F355 Lit his own
F356 Lit fell on his neck
F357 Or disobeyed
F358 Lit living
F359 Lit are always with me
F360 Or accused
F361 Or lord
F362 Or lord's
F363 Gr baths, a Heb unit of measure equaling about 7 1/2 gal.
F364 Gr kors, one kor equals between 10 and 12 bu
F365 Or lord
F366 Lit generation
F367 Gr mammon, fr Aram mamona, signifying riches, wealth, etc, personified as an object of worship
F368 Gr mammon, fr Aram mamona, signifying riches, wealth, etc, personified as an object of worship
F369 Or house-servant
F370 Gr mammon, fr Aram mamona, signifying riches, wealth, etc, personified as an object of worship
F371 Lit before
F372 Lit is preached
F373 I.e. projection of a letter (serif)
F374 Or sends away
F375 Or sent away
F376 Lit in all these things
F377 Or temptations to sin
F378 Lit is
F379 Lit Take heed to yourselves
F380 Lit you shall forgive
F381 Lit have
F382 Lit have obeyed
F383 Lit recline
F384 Lit gird
F385 Lit after these things
F386 Lit will
F387 Lit through the middle of; or along the borders of
F388 Lit Were there not found those who
F389 Lit has saved you
F390 Lit observation
F391 Or within you
F392 Lit under heaven
F393 Lit In the same way as
F394 I.e. burning sulfur
F395 Lit according to the same things
F396 Or soul
F397 Early mss do not contain this v
F398 Or eagles
F399 Lit Do me justice
F400 Lit do her justice
F401 Lit hit me under the eye
F402 Or and yet He is very patient toward them
F403 Lit the faith
F404 Or propitious


R556 Matthew 16:6,11f; Mark 8:15
R557 Luke 12:2-9: {Matt 10:26-33;} Matt 10:26; Mark 4:22; Luke 8:17
R558 Matthew 10:27; 24:17
R559 John 15:13-15
R560 Hebrews 10:31
R561 Matthew 5:22
R562 Matthew 10:29
R563 Matthew 10:30
R564 Matthew 10:32; Luke 15:10; Romans 10:9
R565 Matthew 10:33; Luke 9:26
R566 Luke 15:10
R567 Matthew 12:31,32; Mark 3:28-30
R568 Matthew 10:17
R569 Matthew 6:25; 10:19; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:22; 21:14
R570 Matthew 10:20; Luke 21:15
R571 Micah 6:8; Romans 2:1,3; 9:20
R572 1 Timothy 6:6-10
R573 Ecclesiastes 11:9
R574 Jeremiah 17:11; Luke 11:40
R575 Job 27:8
R576 Psalms 39:6
R577 Luke 12:33
R578 Luke 12:22-31: {Matt 6:25-33}
R579 Job 38:41
R580 Luke 12:18
R581 Psalms 39:5
R582 1 Kings 10:4-7; 2 Chronicles 9:3-6
R583 Matthew 6:30
R584 Matthew 6:31
R585 Matthew 6:33
R586 Matthew 14:27
R587 John 21:15-17
R588 Ephesians 1:5,9
R589 Matthew 19:21; Luke 11:41;
R590 Matthew 6:20; Luke 12:21
R591 Matthew 6:21
R592 Matthew 25:1ff
R593 Ephesians 6:14; 1 Peter 1:13
R594 Matthew 24:42
R595 Luke 17:8; John 13:4
R596 Matthew 24:43
R597 Luke 12:39,40: {Matt 24:43,44}
R598 Matthew 6:19
R599 Mark 13:33; Luke 21:36
R600 Luke 12:47,48
R601 Luke 7:13
R602 Luke 12:42-46: {Matt 24:45-51}
R603 Matthew 24:45; Luke 16:1ff
R604 Luke 12:42
R605 Deuteronomy 25:2; James 4:17
R606 Leviticus 5:17; Numbers 15:29f
R607 Matthew 13:12
R608 Mark 10:38
R609 Luke 12:51-53: {Matt 10:34-36}
R610 Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:21
R611 Matthew 16:2f
R612 Matthew 20:12
R613 Matthew 16:3
R614 Luke 21:30
R615 Luke 12:58,59: {Matt 5:25,26}
R616 Mark 12:42
R617 Matthew 27
R618 John 9:2f
R619 Nehemiah 3:15; Isaiah 8:6; John 9:7,11
R620 Matthew 6:12; Luke 11:4
R621 Matthew 21:19
R622 Matthew 3:10; 7:19; Luke 3:9
R623 Matthew 4:23
R624 Luke 13:16
R625 Mark 5:23
R626 Matthew 9:8
R627 Mark 5:22
R628 Matthew 12:2; Luke 14:3
R629 Exodus 20:9; Deuteronomy 5:13
R630 Luke 7:13
R631 Luke 14:5
R632 Luke 19:9
R633 Matthew 4:10; Luke 13:11
R634 Luke 18:43
R635 Luke 13:18,19: {Matt 13:31,32; Mark 4:30-32}
R636 Matthew 13:24; Luke 13:20
R637 Ezekiel 17:23
R638 Matthew 13:24; Luke 13:18
R639 Luke 13:20,21: {Matt 13:33}
R640 Matthew 13:33
R641 Luke 9:51
R642 Matthew 7:13
R643 Matthew 25:10
R644 Matthew 7:22;
R645 Matthew 7:23; 25:12; Luke 13:27
R646 Luke 3:8
R647 Luke 13:25
R648 Psalms 6:8; Matthew 25:41
R649 Matthew 8:12; 22:13; 25:30
R650 Matthew 8:11
R651 Matthew 19:30; 20:16; Mark 10:31
R652 Matthew 14:1; Luke 3:1; 9:7; 23:7
R653 Hebrews 2:10; 5:9; 7:28
R654 John 11:9
R655 Matthew 21:11
R656 Luke 13:34,35: {Matt 23:37-39;} Luke 19:41
R657 Matthew 23:37
R658 Psalms 118:26; Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:38
R659 Mark 3:2
R660 Matthew 22:35
R661 Matthew 12:2; Luke 13:14
R662 Matthew 12:11; Luke 13:15
R663 Matthew 22:46; Luke 20:40
R664 Matthew 23:6
R665 Proverbs 25:6,7
R666 Luke 3:8
R667 Proverbs 25:6,7
R668 2 Samuel 22:28; Proverbs 29:23; Matthew 23:12; Luke 1:52; 18:14; James 4:10
R669 John 5:29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:4,5
R670 Revelation 19:9
R671 Matthew 22:2-14; Luke 14:16-24
R672 Deuteronomy 24:5; 1 Corinthians 7:33
R673 Matthew 10:37
R674 Matthew 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23
R675 Proverbs 20:18
R676 Philippians 3:7; Hebrews 11:26
R677 Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50
R678 Matthew 11:15
R679 Luke 5:29
R680 Matthew 9:11
R681 Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7
R682 Matthew 10:32; Luke 15:7
R683 Deuteronomy 21:17
R684 Mark 12:44; Luke 15:30
R685 Genesis 45:14; 46:29; Acts 20:37
R686 Zechariah 3:4; Revelation 6:11
R687 Genesis 41:42
R688 Matthew 8:22; Luke 9:60; 15:32; Romans 11:15; Ephesians 2:1,5; 5:14; Colossians 2:13; 1 Timothy 5:6
R689 Proverbs 29:3; Luke 15:12
R690 Luke 15:24
R691 Luke 15:13
R692 Matthew 12:32; Luke 20:34
R693 John 12:36; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5
R694 Matthew 19:21; Luke 11:41;
R695 Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:11,13
R696 Luke 16:4
R697 Matthew 25:21,23
R698 Luke 16:9
R699 Matthew 6:24
R700 Luke 16:9
R701 2 Timothy 3:2
R702 Luke 23:35
R703 Luke 10:29;
R704 1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 21:2; Acts 1:24; Romans 8:27
R705 Matthew 11:12f
R706 Matthew 4:23
R707 Matthew 5:18
R708 Matthew 5:32; 1 Corinthians 7:10,11
R709 Acts 3:2
R710 John 1:18; 13:23
R711 Matthew 11:23
R712 Luke 3:8; 16:30;
R713 Matthew 25:41
R714 Luke 6:24
R715 Acts 2:40; 8:25; 10:42; 18:5; 20:21ff; 23:11; 28:23; Galatians 5:3; Ephesians 4:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 4:6
R716 Luke 4:17; John 5:45-47; Acts 15:21
R717 Luke 3:8; 16:24; 19:9
R718 Matthew 18:7; 1 Corinthians 11:19; 1 Timothy 4:1
R719 Matthew 18:6; Mark 9:42; 1 Corinthians 8:12
R720 Matthew 18:15
R721 Matthew 18:21f
R722 Mark 6:30
R723 Luke 7:13
R724 Luke 7:13
R725 Matthew 13:31; 17:20; Mark 4:31; Luke 13:19
R726 Luke 19:4
R727 Luke 12:37
R728 Luke 9:51
R729 Luke 9:52ff; John 4:3f
R730 Leviticus 13:45f
R731 Luke 5:5
R732 Leviticus 14:1-32; Matthew 8:4; Luke 5:14
R733 Matthew 9:8
R734 Matthew 10:5
R735 Matthew 9:8
R736 Matthew 9:22; Luke 18:42
R737 Luke 19:11; Acts 1:6
R738 Luke 14:1
R739 Luke 17:23
R740 Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:20; Luke 5:35
R741 Matthew 24:23; Mark 13:21; Luke 21:8
R742 Matthew 24:27
R743 Matthew 16:21; Luke 9:22
R744 Luke 17:26,27: {Matt 24:37-39}
R745 Genesis 6:5-8; 7
R746 Genesis 19
R747 Matthew 16:27; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Colossians 3:4; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:7; 4:13; 1 John 2:28
R748 Matthew 24:17,18; Mark 13:15f; Luke 21:21
R749 Genesis 19:26
R750 Matthew 10:39
R751 Matthew 24:41
R752 Matthew 24:40
R753 Matthew 24:28
R754 Luke 11:5-10
R755 2 Corinthians 4:1
R756 Luke 18:4; 20:13; Hebrews 12:9
R757 Luke 18:2; 20:13; Hebrews 12:9
R758 Luke 11:8
R759 1 Corinthians 9:27
R760 Luke 7:13
R761 Revelation 6:10
R762 Matthew 24:22; Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12; 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1
R763 2 Peter 3:9
R764 Luke 17:26ff
R765 Luke 16:15
R766 Romans 14:3,10
R767 1 Kings 10:5; 2 Kings 20:5,8; Acts 3:1
R768 Matthew 6:5; Mark 11:25; Luke 22:41
R769 Matthew 9:14
R770 Luke 11:42
R771 Matthew 6:5; Mark 11:25; Luke 22:41
R772 Ezra 9:6
R773 Luke 23:48
R774 Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11
R775 Luke 18:15-17: {Matt 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16}
R776 Matthew 18:3; 19:14; Mark 10:15; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Peter 2:2
R777 Luke 18:18-30: {Matt 19:16-29; Mark 10:17-30;} Luke 10:25-28
R778 Exodus 20:12-16; Deuteronomy 5:16-20


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