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94. Jesus Departs from Galilee
    [Matthew 19:1a (...departed from Galilee,)
      & Mark 10.1a (...arose from thence,)]

Mt 19:1a
Mk 10:1a
    [Mt Mk]  And
    [Mt   ]  it came to pass,
               [that] when Jesus had finished these sayings,
    [Mt Mk]  he
    [   Mk]  arose from thence,
    [     ]  [and]
    [Mt   ]  departed from Galilee.

95. The Samaritans Reject Jesus
    [Luke 9:51-56]

Lk 9:51
    [Lk]  And it came to pass,
            when the time was come that he should be received up,
            he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
Lk 9:52
    [Lk]  and sent messengers before his face:
            and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans,
            to make ready for him.
Lk 9:53
    [Lk]  And they did not receive him,
            because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
Lk 9:54
    [Lk]  And when his disciples James and John saw [this],
            they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire
            to come down from heaven, and consume them,
            even as Elias did?
Lk 9:55
    [Lk]  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
            Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Lk 9:56
    [Lk]  For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives,
            but to save [them]. And they went to another village.

96. The Would-be Disciples
    [Matthew 8:19-22 & Luke 9:57-62]

Mt 8:19
Lk 9:57
    [Mt Lk]  And
    [   Lk]  it came to pass, that, as they went in the way,
    [Mt Lk]  a certain
    [Mt   ]  scribe came, and
    [Mt Lk]  said unto him, Master,
               I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
Mt 8:20
Lk 9:58
    [Mt Lk]  And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes,
               and the birds of the air [have] nests;
               but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head.
Mt 8:21
Lk 9:59
    [Mt Lk]  And
    [   Lk]  he said unto
    [Mt Lk]  another
    [Mt   ]  of his disciples,
    [   Lk]  Follow me. But he
    [Mt Lk]  said
    [Mt   ]  unto him,
    [Mt Lk]  Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Mt 8:22
Lk 9:60
    [Mt Lk]  But Jesus said unto him,
    [Mt   ]  Follow me; and
    [Mt Lk]  let the dead bury their dead:
    [   Lk]  but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
Lk 9:61
    [   Lk]  And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee;
               but let me first go bid them farewell,
               which are at home at my house.
Lk 9:62
    [   Lk]  And Jesus said unto him, No man,
               having put his hand to the plough, and looking back,
               is fit for the kingdom of God.

97. The Seventy Disciples* Sent Out
    [Luke 10:1-24]

    [*Note: Tradition tells us that Luke was one of the Seventy
      Disciples. This would help explain why Luke gives so much
      attention to these few months of our Lord's ministry (Luke
      9:51-18:14) which are all but passed over in the other gospels.]

Lk 10:1
    [Lk]  After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also,
            and sent them two and two before his face
            into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
Lk 10:2
    [Lk]  Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great,
            but the labourers [are] few:
            pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
            that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Lk 10:3
    [Lk]  Go your ways:
            behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Lk 10:4
    [Lk]  Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes:
            and salute no man by the way.
Lk 10:5
    [Lk]  And into whatsoever house ye enter,
            first say, Peace [be] to this house.
Lk 10:6
    [Lk]  And if the son of peace be there,
            your peace shall rest upon it:
            if not, it shall turn to you again.
Lk 10:7
    [Lk]  And in the same house remain,
            eating and drinking such things as they give:
            for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
            Go not from house to house.
Lk 10:8
    [Lk]  And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you,
            eat such things as are set before you:
Lk 10:9
    [Lk]  and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them,
            The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Lk 10:10
    [Lk]  But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not,
            go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
Lk 10:11
    [Lk]  Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us,
            we do wipe off against you:
            notwithstanding be ye sure of this,
            that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
Lk 10:12
    [Lk]  But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable
            in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Lk 10:13
    [Lk]  Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida!
            for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
            which have been done in you,
            they had a great while ago repented,
            sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
Lk 10:14
    [Lk]  But it shall be more tolerable
            for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
Lk 10:15
    [Lk]  And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven,
            shalt be thrust down to hell.
Lk 10:16
    [Lk]  He that heareth you heareth me;
            and he that despiseth you despiseth me;
            and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Lk 10:17
    [Lk]  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying,
            Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
Lk 10:18
    [Lk]  And he said unto them,
            I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Lk 10:19
    [Lk]  Behold, I give unto you power
            to tread on serpents and scorpions,
            and over all the power of the enemy:
            and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Lk 10:20
    [Lk]  Notwithstanding in this rejoice not,
            that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice,
            because your names are written in heaven.
Lk 10:21
    [Lk]  In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,
            I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
            that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
            and hast revealed them unto babes:
            even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Lk 10:22
    [Lk]  All things are delivered to me of my Father:
            and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father;
            and who the Father is, but the Son,
            and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him].
Lk 10:23
    [Lk]  And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said privately,
            Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see:
Lk 10:24
    [Lk]  for I tell you, that many prophets and kings
            have desired to see those things which ye see,
            and have not seen [them];
            and to hear those things which ye hear,
            and have not heard [them].

98. The Parable of the Good Samaritan
    [Luke 10:25-37]

Lk 10:25
    [Lk]  And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him,
            saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Lk 10:26
    [Lk]  He said unto him,
            What is written in the law? how readest thou?
Lk 10:27
    [Lk]  And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
            with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
            and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
            and thy neighbour as thyself.
Lk 10:28
    [Lk]  And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right:
            this do, and thou shalt live.
Lk 10:29
    [Lk]  But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus,
            And who is my neighbour?
Lk 10:30
    [Lk]  And Jesus answering said,
            A certain [man] went down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
            and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment,
            and wounded [him], and departed, leaving [him] half dead.
Lk 10:31
    [Lk]  And by chance there came down a certain priest that way:
            and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Lk 10:32
    [Lk]  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place,
            came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side.
Lk 10:33
    [Lk]  But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:
            and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],
Lk 10:34
    [Lk]  and went to [him], and bound up his wounds,
            pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast,
            and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Lk 10:35
    [Lk]  And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence,
            and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him,
            Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more,
            when I come again, I will repay thee.
Lk 10:36
    [Lk]  Which now of these three, thinkest thou,
            was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Lk 10:37
    [Lk]  And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.
            Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

99. Mary & Martha
    [Luke 10:38-42]

Lk 10:38
    [Lk]  Now it came to pass, as they went,
            that he entered into a certain village*:
            and a certain woman named Martha
            received him into her house.
    [*Note: This village is Bethany on the Mount of Olives near
      Jerusalem (John 11:1). Jesus often lodged here during His visits
      to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:17; Luke 21:37; John 8:1). Hence I insert
      Jesus' winter visit to Jerusalem (John 10:22) as the next story.]
Lk 10:39
    [Lk]  And she had a sister called Mary,
            which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
Lk 10:40
    [Lk]  But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him,
            and said, Lord, dost thou not care
            that my sister hath left me to serve alone?
            bid her therefore that she help me.
Lk 10:41
    [Lk]  And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha,
            thou art careful and troubled about many things:
Lk 10:42
    [Lk]  but one thing is needful:
            and Mary hath chosen that good part,
            which shall not be taken away from her.

100. Jesus is the Good Shepherd
     [John 10:1-39]

Jn 10:1
    [Jn]  Verily, verily, I say unto you,
            He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
            but climbeth up some other way,
            the same is a thief and a robber.
Jn 10:2
    [Jn]  But he that entereth in by the door
            is the shepherd of the sheep.
Jn 10:3
    [Jn]  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice:
            and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
Jn 10:4
    [Jn]  And when he putteth forth his own sheep,
            he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him:
            for they know his voice.
Jn 10:5
    [Jn]  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him:
            for they know not the voice of strangers.
Jn 10:6
    [Jn]  This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not
            what things they were which he spake unto them.
Jn 10:7
    [Jn]  Then said Jesus unto them again,
            Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Jn 10:8
    [Jn]  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:
            but the sheep did not hear them.
Jn 10:9
    [Jn]  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,
            and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Jn 10:10
    [Jn]  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
            and to destroy: I am come that they might have life,
            and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
Jn 10:11
    [Jn]  I am the good shepherd:
            the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Jn 10:12
    [Jn]  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd,
            whose own the sheep are not,
            seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth:
            and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
Jn 10:13
    [Jn]  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling,
            and careth not for the sheep.
Jn 10:14
    [Jn]  I am the good shepherd,
            and know my [sheep], and am known of mine.
Jn 10:15
    [Jn]  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father:
            and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Jn 10:16
    [Jn]  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold:
            them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice;
            and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd.
Jn 10:17
    [Jn]  Therefore doth my Father love me,
            because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Jn 10:18
    [Jn]  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.
            I have power to lay it down,
            and I have power to take it again.
            This commandment have I received of my Father.
Jn 10:19
    [Jn]  There was a division therefore again
            among the Jews for these sayings.
Jn 10:20
    [Jn]  And many of them said,
            He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Jn 10:21
    [Jn]  Others said,
            These are not the words of him that hath a devil.
            Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
Jn 10:22
    [Jn]  And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication,
            and it was winter.
Jn 10:23
    [Jn]  And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Jn 10:24
    [Jn]  Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him,
            How long dost thou make us to doubt?
            If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jn 10:25
    [Jn]  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:
            the works that I do in my Father's name,
            they bear witness of me.
Jn 10:26
    [Jn]  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep,
            as I said unto you.
Jn 10:27
    [Jn]  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Jn 10:28
    [Jn]  and I give unto them eternal life;
            and they shall never perish,
            neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
Jn 10:29
    [Jn]  My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all;
            and no [man] is able
            to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
Jn 10:30
    [Jn]  I and [my] Father are one.
Jn 10:31
    [Jn]  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Jn 10:32
    [Jn]  Jesus answered them,
            Many good works have I shewed you from my Father;
            for which of those works do ye stone me?
Jn 10:33
    [Jn]  The Jews answered him, saying,
            For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy;
            and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Jn 10:34
    [Jn]  Jesus answered them,
            Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Jn 10:35
    [Jn]  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came,
            and the scripture cannot be broken;
Jn 10:36
    [Jn]  say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified,
            and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest;
            because I said, I am the Son of God?
Jn 10:37
    [Jn]  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
Jn 10:38
    [Jn]  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works:
            that ye may know, and believe,
            that the Father [is] in me, and I in him.
Jn 10:39
    [Jn]  Therefore they sought again to take him:
            but he escaped out of their hand.

101. Jesus Teaches His Disciples How to Pray
     [Luke 11:1-13]

Lk 11:1
    [Lk]  And it came to pass, that,
            as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased,
            one of his disciples said unto him,
            Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Lk 11:2
    [Lk]  And he said unto them, When ye pray, say,
            Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
            Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done,
            as in heaven, so in earth.
Lk 11:3
    [Lk]  Give us day by day our daily bread.
Lk 11:4
    [Lk]  And forgive us our sins;
            for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.
            And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Lk 11:5
    [Lk]  And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend,
            and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him,
            Friend, lend me three loaves;
Lk 11:6
    [Lk]  for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me,
            and I have nothing to set before him?
Lk 11:7
    [Lk]  And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not:
            the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed;
            I cannot rise and give thee.
Lk 11:8
    [Lk]  I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him,
            because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity
            he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Lk 11:9
    [Lk]  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you;
            seek, and ye shall find;
            knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Lk 11:10
    [Lk]  For every one that asketh receiveth;
            and he that seeketh findeth;
            and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Lk 11:11
    [Lk]  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father,
            will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish,
            will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Lk 11:12
    [Lk]  or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
Lk 11:13
    [Lk]  If ye then, being evil,
            know how to give good gifts unto your children:
            how much more shall [your] heavenly Father
            give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

102. Jesus Again Accused of Using Satanic Power
     [Luke 11:14-36]

Lk 11:14
    [Lk]  And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb.
            And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out,
            the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
Lk 11:15
    [Lk]  But some of them said, He casteth out devils
            through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
Lk 11:16
    [Lk]  And others, tempting [him],
            sought of him a sign from heaven.
Lk 11:17
    [Lk]  But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them,
            Every kingdom divided against itself
            is brought to desolation;
            and a house [divided] against a house falleth.
Lk 11:18
    [Lk]  If Satan also be divided against himself,
            how shall his kingdom stand?
            because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
Lk 11:19
    [Lk]  And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils,
            by whom do your sons cast [them] out?
            therefore shall they be your judges.
Lk 11:20
    [Lk]  But if I with the finger of God cast out devils,
            no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
Lk 11:21
    [Lk]  When a strong man armed keepeth his palace,
            his goods are in peace:
Lk 11:22
    [Lk]  but when a stronger than he shall come upon him,
            and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour
            wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Lk 11:23
    [Lk]  He that is not with me is against me:
            and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Lk 11:24
    [Lk]  When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man,
            he walketh through dry places, seeking rest;
            and finding none, he saith,
            I will return unto my house whence I came out.
Lk 11:25
    [Lk]  And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.
Lk 11:26
    [Lk]  Then goeth he, and taketh [to him]
            seven other spirits more wicked than himself;
            and they enter in, and dwell there:
            and the last [state] of that man is worse than the first.
Lk 11:27
    [Lk]  And it came to pass, as he spake these things,
            a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice,
            and said unto him, Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee,
            and the paps which thou hast sucked.
Lk 11:28
    [Lk]  But he said, Yea rather,
            blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Lk 11:29
    [Lk]  And when the people were gathered thick together,
            he began to say, This is an evil generation:
            they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it,
            but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Lk 11:30
    [Lk]  For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites,
            so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
Lk 11:31
    [Lk]  The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment
            with the men of this generation, and condemn them:
            for she came from the utmost parts of the earth
            to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
            and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
Lk 11:32
    [Lk]  The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment
            with this generation, and shall condemn it:
            for they repented at the preaching of Jonas;
            and, behold, a greater than Jonas [is] here.
Lk 11:33
    [Lk]  No man, when he hath lighted a candle,
            putteth [it] in a secret place, neither under a bushel,
            but on a candlestick,
            that they which come in may see the light.
Lk 11:34
    [Lk]  The light of the body is the eye:
            therefore when thine eye is single,
            thy whole body also is full of light;
            but when [thine eye] is evil,
            thy body also [is] full of darkness.
Lk 11:35
    [Lk]  Take heed therefore
            that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
Lk 11:36
    [Lk]  If thy whole body therefore [be] full of light,
            having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light,
            as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

103. Jesus Rebukes the Scribes & Pharisees
     [Luke 11:37-54]

Lk 11:37
    [Lk]  And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him
            to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
Lk 11:38
    [Lk]  And when the Pharisee saw [it],
            he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
Lk 11:39
    [Lk]  And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees
            make clean the outside of the cup and the platter;
            but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
Lk 11:40
    [Lk]  [Ye] fools, did not he that made that which is without
            make that which is within also?
Lk 11:41
    [Lk]  But rather give alms of such things as ye have;
            and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
Lk 11:42
    [Lk]  But woe unto you, Pharisees!
            for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs,
            and pass over judgment and the love of God:
            these ought ye to have done,
            and not to leave the other undone.
Lk 11:43
    [Lk]  Woe unto you, Pharisees!
            for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues,
            and greetings in the markets.
Lk 11:44
    [Lk]  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
            for ye are as graves which appear not,
            and the men that walk over [them] are not aware [of them].
Lk 11:45
    [Lk]  Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him,
            Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
Lk 11:46
    [Lk]  And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers!
            for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne,
            and ye yourselves touch not the burdens
            with one of your fingers.
Lk 11:47
    [Lk]  Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets,
            and your fathers killed them.
Lk 11:48
    [Lk]  Truly ye bear witness
            that ye allow the deeds of your fathers:
            for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Lk 11:49
    [Lk]  Therefore also said the wisdom of God,
            I will send them prophets and apostles,
            and [some] of them they shall slay and persecute:
Lk 11:50
    [Lk]  that the blood of all the prophets,
            which was shed from the foundation of the world,
            may be required of this generation;
Lk 11:51
    [Lk]  from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
            which perished between the altar and the temple:
            verily I say unto you,
            It shall be required of this generation.
Lk 11:52
    [Lk]  Woe unto you, lawyers!
            for ye have taken away the key of knowledge:
            ye entered not in yourselves,
            and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Lk 11:53
    [Lk]  And as he said these things unto them,
            the scribes and the Pharisees
            began to urge [him] vehemently,
            and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Lk 11:54
    [Lk]  laying wait for him, and seeking to catch
            something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

104. Jesus Warns Against Hypocrisy
     [Luke 12:1-12]

Lk 12:1
    [Lk]  In the mean time, when there were gathered together
            an innumerable multitude of people,
            insomuch that they trode one upon another,
            he began to say unto his disciples first of all,
            Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees,
            which is hypocrisy.
Lk 12:2
    [Lk]  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;
            neither hid, that shall not be known.
Lk 12:3
    [Lk]  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness
            shall be heard in the light;
            and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets
            shall be proclaimed upon the house tops.
Lk 12:4
    [Lk]  And I say unto you my friends,
            Be not afraid of them that kill the body,
            and after that have no more that they can do.
Lk 12:5
    [Lk]  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him,
            which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell;
            yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Lk 12:6
    [Lk]  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings,
            and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Lk 12:7
    [Lk]  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
            Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Lk 12:8
    [Lk]  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men,
            him shall the Son of man also confess
            before the angels of God:
Lk 12:9
    [Lk]  but he that denieth me before men
            shall be denied before the angels of God.
Lk 12:10
    [Lk]  And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man,
            it shall be forgiven him:
            but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost
            it shall not be forgiven.
Lk 12:11
    [Lk]  And when they bring you unto the synagogues,
            and [unto] magistrates, and powers,
            take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer,
            or what ye shall say:
Lk 12:12
    [Lk]  for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour
            what ye ought to say.

105. Jesus Warns Against Covetousness
     [Luke 12:13-59]

Lk 12:13
    [Lk]  And one of the company said unto him, Master,
            speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
Lk 12:14
    [Lk]  And he said unto him,
            Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
Lk 12:15
    [Lk]  And he said unto them,
            Take heed, and beware of covetousness:
            for a man's life consisteth not
            in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Lk 12:16
    [Lk]  And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
            The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Lk 12:17
    [Lk]  and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do,
            because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Lk 12:18
    [Lk]  And he said, This will I do:
            I will pull down my barns, and build greater;
            and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Lk 12:19
    [Lk]  And I will say to my soul,
            Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years;
            take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry.
Lk 12:20
    [Lk]  But God said unto him, [Thou] fool,
            this night thy soul shall be required of thee:
            then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Lk 12:21
    [Lk]  So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself,
            and is not rich toward God.
Lk 12:22
    [Lk]  And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you,
            Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat;
            neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Lk 12:23
    [Lk]  The life is more than meat,
            and the body [is more] than raiment.
Lk 12:24
    [Lk]  Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap;
            which neither have storehouse nor barn;
            and God feedeth them:
            how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Lk 12:25
    [Lk]  And which of you with taking thought
            can add to his stature one cubit?
Lk 12:26
    [Lk]  If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least,
            why take ye thought for the rest?
Lk 12:27
    [Lk]  Consider the lilies how they grow:
            they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you,
            that Solomon in all his glory
            was not arrayed like one of these.
Lk 12:28
    [Lk]  If then God so clothe the grass,
            which is to day in the field,
            and to morrow is cast into the oven;
            how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith?
Lk 12:29
    [Lk]  And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
            neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Lk 12:30
    [Lk]  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after:
            and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Lk 12:31
    [Lk]  But rather seek ye the kingdom of God;
            and all these things shall be added unto you.
Lk 12:32
    [Lk]  Fear not, little flock;
            for it is your Father's good pleasure
            to give you the kingdom.
Lk 12:33
    [Lk]  Sell that ye have, and give alms;
            provide yourselves bags which wax not old,
            a treasure in the heavens that faileth not,
            where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Lk 12:34
    [Lk]  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Lk 12:35
    [Lk]  Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning;
Lk 12:36
    [Lk]  and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord,
            when he will return from the wedding;
            that when he cometh and knocketh,
            they may open unto him immediately.
Lk 12:37
    [Lk]  Blessed [are] those servants,
            whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:
            verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself,
            and make them to sit down to meat,
            and will come forth and serve them.
Lk 12:38
    [Lk]  And if he shall come in the second watch,
            or come in the third watch, and find [them] so,
            blessed are those servants.
Lk 12:39
    [Lk]  And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known
            what hour the thief would come, he would have watched,
            and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Lk 12:40
    [Lk]  Be ye therefore ready also:
            for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Lk 12:41
    [Lk]  Then Peter said unto him,
            Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
Lk 12:42
    [Lk]  And the Lord said,
            Who then is that faithful and wise steward,
            whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household,
            to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?
Lk 12:43
    [Lk]  Blessed [is] that servant,
            whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Lk 12:44
    [Lk]  Of a truth I say unto you,
            that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
Lk 12:45
    [Lk]  But and if that servant say in his heart,
            My lord delayeth his coming;
            and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens,
            and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
Lk 12:46
    [Lk]  the lord of that servant will come
            in a day when he looketh not for [him],
            and at an hour when he is not aware,
            and will cut him in sunder,
            and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
Lk 12:47
    [Lk]  And that servant, which knew his lord's will,
            and prepared not [himself],
            neither did according to his will,
            shall be beaten with many [stripes].
Lk 12:48
    [Lk]  But he that knew not,
            and did commit things worthy of stripes,
            shall be beaten with few [stripes].
            For unto whomsoever much is given,
            of him shall be much required:
            and to whom men have committed much,
            of him they will ask the more.
Lk 12:49
    [Lk]  I am come to send fire on the earth;
            and what will I, if it be already kindled?
Lk 12:50
    [Lk]  But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
            and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Lk 12:51
    [Lk]  Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?
            I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
Lk 12:52
    [Lk]  for from henceforth
            there shall be five in one house divided,
            three against two, and two against three.
Lk 12:53
    [Lk]  The father shall be divided against the son,
            and the son against the father;
            the mother against the daughter,
            and the daughter against the mother;
            the mother in law against her daughter in law,
            and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Lk 12:54
    [Lk]  And he said also to the people,
            When ye see a cloud rise out of the west,
            straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
Lk 12:55
    [Lk]  And when [ye see] the south wind blow,
            ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
Lk 12:56
    [Lk]  [Ye] hypocrites,
            ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth;
            but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Lk 12:57
    [Lk]  Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
Lk 12:58
    [Lk]  When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate,
            [as thou art] in the way,
            give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him;
            lest he hale thee to the judge,
            and the judge deliver thee to the officer,
            and the officer cast thee into prison.
Lk 12:59
    [Lk]  I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence,
            till thou hast paid the very last mite.

106. Repent or Perish
     [Luke 13:1-9]

Lk 13:1
    [Lk]  There were present at that season
            some that told him of the Galilaeans,
            whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Lk 13:2
    [Lk]  And Jesus answering said unto them,
            Suppose ye that these Galilaeans
            were sinners above all the Galilaeans,
            because they suffered such things?
Lk 13:3
    [Lk]  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
            ye shall all likewise perish.
Lk 13:4
    [Lk]  Or those eighteen,
            upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,
            think ye that they were sinners
            above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Lk 13:5
    [Lk]  I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
            ye shall all likewise perish.
Lk 13:6
    [Lk]  He spake also this parable;
            A certain [man] had a fig tree planted in his vineyard;
            and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Lk 13:7
    [Lk]  Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard,
            Behold, these three years I come
            seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none:
            cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
Lk 13:8
    [Lk]  And he answering said unto him,
            Lord, let it alone this year also,
            till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]:
Lk 13:9
    [Lk]  and if it bear fruit, [well]:
            and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.

107. Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman
     [Luke 13:10-21]

Lk 13:10
    [Lk]  And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
Lk 13:11
    [Lk]  And, behold, there was a woman
            which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years,
            and was bowed together,
            and could in no wise lift up [herself].
Lk 13:12
    [Lk]  And when Jesus saw her,
            he called [her to him], and said unto her,
            Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
Lk 13:13
    [Lk]  And he laid [his] hands on her:
            and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Lk 13:14
    [Lk]  And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,
            because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day,
            and said unto the people,
            There are six days in which men ought to work:
            in them therefore come and be healed,
            and not on the sabbath day.
Lk 13:15
    [Lk]  The Lord then answered him, and said, [Thou] hypocrite,
            doth not each one of you on the sabbath
            loose his ox or [his] ass from the stall,
            and lead [him] away to watering?
Lk 13:16
    [Lk]  And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham,
            whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years,
            be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
Lk 13:17
    [Lk]  And when he had said these things,
            all his adversaries were ashamed:
            and all the people rejoiced
            for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Lk 13:18
    [Lk]  Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like?
            and whereunto shall I resemble it?
Lk 13:19
    [Lk]  It is like a grain of mustard seed,
            which a man took, and cast into his garden;
            and it grew, and waxed a great tree;
            and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
Lk 13:20
    [Lk]  And again he said,
            Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
Lk 13:21
    [Lk]  It is like leaven,
            which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal,
            till the whole was leavened.

108. Are Few Saved?
     [Luke 13:22-30]

Lk 13:22
    [Lk]  And he went through the cities and villages,
            teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Lk 13:23
    [Lk]  Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved?
            And he said unto them,
Lk 13:24
    [Lk]  Strive to enter in at the strait gate:
            for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in,
            and shall not be able.
Lk 13:25
    [Lk]  When once the master of the house is risen up,
            and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without,
            and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us;
            and he shall answer and say unto you,
            I know you not whence ye are:
Lk 13:26
    [Lk]  then shall ye begin to say,
            We have eaten and drunk in thy presence,
            and thou hast taught in our streets.
Lk 13:27
    [Lk]  But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are;
            depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity.
Lk 13:28
    [Lk]  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth,
            when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
            and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God,
            and you [yourselves] thrust out.
Lk 13:29
    [Lk]  And they shall come from the east, and [from] the west,
            and from the north, and [from] the south,
            and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
Lk 13:30
    [Lk]  And, behold, there are last which shall be first,
            and there are first which shall be last.

109. Jesus' Message to Herod
     [Luke 13:31-35]

Lk 13:31
    [Lk]  The same day there came certain of the Pharisees,
            saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence:
            for Herod will kill thee.
Lk 13:32
    [Lk]  And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox,
            Behold, I cast out devils,
            and I do cures to day and to morrow,
            and the third [day] I shall be perfected.
Lk 13:33
    [Lk]  Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow,
            and the [day] following:
            for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
Lk 13:34
    [Lk]  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets,
            and stonest them that are sent unto thee;
            how often would I have gathered thy children together,
            as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings,
            and ye would not!
Lk 13:35
    [Lk]  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate:
            and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me,
            until [the time] come when ye shall say,
            Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

110. Jesus Heals a Man with Dropsy
     [Luke 14:1-6]

Lk 14:1
    [Lk]  And it came to pass,
            as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees
            to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
Lk 14:2
    [Lk]  And, behold,
            there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
Lk 14:3
    [Lk]  And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees,
            saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
Lk 14:4
    [Lk]  And they held their peace.
            And he took [him], and healed him, and let him go;
Lk 14:5
    [Lk]  and answered them, saying,
            Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit,
            and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
Lk 14:6
    [Lk]  And they could not answer him again to these things.

111. Jesus Teaches Humility
     [Luke 14:7-14]

Lk 14:7
    [Lk]  And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden,
            when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms;
            saying unto them,
Lk 14:8
    [Lk]  When thou art bidden of any [man] to a wedding,
            sit not down in the highest room;
            lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
Lk 14:9
    [Lk]  and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee,
            Give this man place;
            and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
Lk 14:10
    [Lk]  But when thou art bidden,
            go and sit down in the lowest room;
            that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,
            Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship
            in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
Lk 14:11
    [Lk]  For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased;
            and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Lk 14:12
    [Lk]  Then said he also to him that bade him,
            When thou makest a dinner or a supper,
            call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen,
            nor [thy] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again,
            and a recompence be made thee.
Lk 14:13
    [Lk]  But when thou makest a feast,
            call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
Lk 14:14
    [Lk]  and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee:
            for thou shalt be recompensed
            at the resurrection of the just.

112. The Blessing of Giving*
     [Acts 20:35b (remember the words...)]

    [*Note: It is common nowadays for modern "scholars" to assert that
      Matthew and Luke simply invented stories to provide contexts for
      the various sayings of Jesus. But this single verse proves these
      skeptics wrong, since Luke (as author of the Book of Acts) was
      obviously aware of this saying, yet failed to include it in his
      gospel under any context.]

Ac 20:35b
    [Ac]  Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said,
            It is more blessed to give than to receive.

113. The Parable of the Great Supper
     [Luke 14:15-24]

Lk 14:15
    [Lk]  And when one of them that sat at meat with him
            heard these things, he said unto him,
            Blessed [is] he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Lk 14:16
    [Lk]  Then said he unto him,
            A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
Lk 14:17
    [Lk]  and sent his servant at supper time
            to say to them that were bidden,
            Come; for all things are now ready.
Lk 14:18
    [Lk]  And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse.
            The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground,
            and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
Lk 14:19
    [Lk]  And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen,
            and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Lk 14:20
    [Lk]  And another said, I have married a wife,
            and therefore I cannot come.
Lk 14:21
    [Lk]  So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things.
            Then the master of the house
            being angry said to his servant,
            Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city,
            and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed,
            and the halt, and the blind.
Lk 14:22
    [Lk]  And the servant said,
            Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded,
            and yet there is room.
Lk 14:23
    [Lk]  And the lord said unto the servant,
            Go out into the highways and hedges,
            and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled.
Lk 14:24
    [Lk]  For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden
            shall taste of my supper.

114. The Cost of Discipleship
     [Luke 14:25-35]

Lk 14:25
    [Lk]  And there went great multitudes with him:
            and he turned, and said unto them,
Lk 14:26
    [Lk]  If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father,
            and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren,
            and sisters, yea, and his own life also,
            he cannot be my disciple.
Lk 14:27
    [Lk]  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
            cannot be my disciple.
Lk 14:28
    [Lk]  For which of you, intending to build a tower,
            sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost,
            whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?
Lk 14:29
    [Lk]  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation,
            and is not able to finish [it],
            all that behold [it] begin to mock him,
Lk 14:30
    [Lk]  saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Lk 14:31
    [Lk]  Or what king, going to make war against another king,
            sitteth not down first, and consulteth
            whether he be able with ten thousand
            to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Lk 14:32
    [Lk]  Or else, while the other is yet a great way off,
            he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Lk 14:33
    [Lk]  So likewise, whosoever he be of you
            that forsaketh not all that he hath,
            he cannot be my disciple.
Lk 14:34
    [Lk]  Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his savour,
            wherewith shall it be seasoned?
Lk 14:35
    [Lk]  It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill;
            [but] men cast it out.
            He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

115. The Parables of Lost Things
     [Luke 15:1-32]

Lk 15:1
    [Lk]  Then drew near unto him
            all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
Lk 15:2
    [Lk]  And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
            This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
Lk 15:3
    [Lk]  And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
Lk 15:4
    [Lk]  What man of you, having an hundred sheep,
            if he lose one of them,
            doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness,
            and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
Lk 15:5
    [Lk]  And when he hath found [it],
            he layeth [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing.
Lk 15:6
    [Lk]  And when he cometh home,
            he calleth together [his] friends and neighbours,
            saying unto them, Rejoice with me;
            for I have found my sheep which was lost.
Lk 15:7
    [Lk]  I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven
            over one sinner that repenteth,
            more than over ninety and nine just persons,
            which need no repentance.
Lk 15:8
    [Lk]  Either what woman having ten pieces of silver,
            if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle,
            and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find [it]?
Lk 15:9
    [Lk]  And when she hath found [it],
            she calleth [her] friends and [her] neighbours together,
            saying, Rejoice with me;
            for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Lk 15:10
    [Lk]  Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy
            in the presence of the angels of God
            over one sinner that repenteth.
Lk 15:11
    [Lk]  And he said, A certain man had two sons:
Lk 15:12
    [Lk]  and the younger of them said to [his] father,
            Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth [to me].
            And he divided unto them [his] living.
Lk 15:13
    [Lk]  And not many days after
            the younger son gathered all together,
            and took his journey into a far country,
            and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
Lk 15:14
    [Lk]  And when he had spent all,
            there arose a mighty famine in that land;
            and he began to be in want.
Lk 15:15
    [Lk]  And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country;
            and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
Lk 15:16
    [Lk]  And he would fain have filled his belly
            with the husks that the swine did eat:
            and no man gave unto him.
Lk 15:17
    [Lk]  And when he came to himself, he said,
            How many hired servants of my father's
            have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Lk 15:18
    [Lk]  I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,
            Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
Lk 15:19
    [Lk]  and am no more worthy to be called thy son:
            make me as one of thy hired servants.
Lk 15:20
    [Lk]  And he arose, and came to his father.
            But when he was yet a great way off,
            his father saw him, and had compassion,
            and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
Lk 15:21
    [Lk]  And the son said unto him,
            Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight,
            and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Lk 15:22
    [Lk]  But the father said to his servants,
            Bring forth the best robe, and put [it] on him;
            and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his] feet:
Lk 15:23
    [Lk]  and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it];
            and let us eat, and be merry:
Lk 15:24
    [Lk]  for this my son was dead, and is alive again;
            he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Lk 15:25
    [Lk]  Now his elder son was in the field:
            and as he came and drew nigh to the house,
            he heard musick and dancing.
Lk 15:26
    [Lk]  And he called one of the servants,
            and asked what these things meant.
Lk 15:27
    [Lk]  And he said unto him, Thy brother is come;
            and thy father hath killed the fatted calf,
            because he hath received him safe and sound.
Lk 15:28
    [Lk]  And he was angry, and would not go in:
            therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
Lk 15:29
    [Lk]  And he answering said to [his] father,
            Lo, these many years do I serve thee,
            neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment:
            and yet thou never gavest me a kid,
            that I might make merry with my friends:
Lk 15:30
    [Lk]  but as soon as this thy son was come,
            which hath devoured thy living with harlots,
            thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
Lk 15:31
    [Lk]  And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me,
            and all that I have is thine.
Lk 15:32
    [Lk]  It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad:
            for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again;
            and was lost, and is found.

116. The Parable of the Unjust Steward
     [Luke 16:1-13]

Lk 16:1
    [Lk]  And he said also unto his disciples,
            There was a certain rich man, which had a steward;
            and the same was accused unto him
            that he had wasted his goods.
Lk 16:2
    [Lk]  And he called him, and said unto him,
            How is it that I hear this of thee?
            give an account of thy stewardship;
            for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Lk 16:3
    [Lk]  Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do?
            for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship:
            I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
Lk 16:4
    [Lk]  I am resolved what to do,
            that, when I am put out of the stewardship,
            they may receive me into their houses.
Lk 16:5
    [Lk]  So he called every one of his lord's debtors [unto him],
            and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
Lk 16:6
    [Lk]  And he said, An hundred measures of oil.
            And he said unto him, Take thy bill,
            and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Lk 16:7
    [Lk]  Then said he to another, And how much owest thou?
            And he said, An hundred measures of wheat.
            And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
Lk 16:8
    [Lk]  And the lord commended the unjust steward,
            because he had done wisely: for the children of this world
            are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Lk 16:9
    [Lk]  And I say unto you,
            Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness;
            that, when ye fail,
            they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Lk 16:10
    [Lk]  He that is faithful in that which is least
            is faithful also in much:
            and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Lk 16:11
    [Lk]  If therefore ye have not been faithful
            in the unrighteous mammon,
            who will commit to your trust the true [riches]?
Lk 16:12
    [Lk]  And if ye have not been faithful
            in that which is another man's,
            who shall give you that which is your own?
Lk 16:13
    [Lk]  No servant can serve two masters:
            for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
            or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
            Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

117. The Rich Man & Lazarus
     [Luke 16:14-31]

Lk 16:14
    [Lk]  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous,
            heard all these things: and they derided him.
Lk 16:15
    [Lk]  And he said unto them,
            Ye are they which justify yourselves before men;
            but God knoweth your hearts:
            for that which is highly esteemed among men
            is abomination in the sight of God.
Lk 16:16
    [Lk]  The law and the prophets [were] until John:
            since that time the kingdom of God is preached,
            and every man presseth into it.
Lk 16:17
    [Lk]  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass,
            than one tittle of the law to fail.
Lk 16:18
    [Lk]  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
            committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her
            that is put away from [her] husband committeth adultery.
Lk 16:19
    [Lk]  There was a certain rich man,
            which was clothed in purple and fine linen,
            and fared sumptuously every day:
Lk 16:20
    [Lk]  and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,
            which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Lk 16:21
    [Lk]  and desiring to be fed with the crumbs
            which fell from the rich man's table:
            moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Lk 16:22
    [Lk]  And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
            and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom:
            the rich man also died, and was buried;
Lk 16:23
    [Lk]  and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,
            and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Lk 16:24
    [Lk]  And he cried and said, Father Abraham,
            have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
            that he may dip the tip of his finger in water,
            and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Lk 16:25
    [Lk]  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime
            receivedst thy good things,
            and likewise Lazarus evil things:
            but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Lk 16:26
    [Lk]  And beside all this,
            between us and you there is a great gulf fixed:
            so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot;
            neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
Lk 16:27
    [Lk]  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father,
            that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
Lk 16:28
    [Lk]  for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them,
            lest they also come into this place of torment.
Lk 16:29
    [Lk]  Abraham saith unto him,
            They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Lk 16:30
    [Lk]  And he said, Nay, father Abraham:
            but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Lk 16:31
    [Lk]  And he said unto him,
            If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
            neither will they be persuaded,
            though one rose from the dead.

118. Jesus Teaches How We Should Live
     [Luke 17:1-10]

Lk 17:1
    [Lk]  Then said he unto the disciples,
            It is impossible but that offences will come:
            but woe [unto him], through whom they come!
Lk 17:2
    [Lk]  It were better for him that a millstone
            were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
            than that he should offend one of these little ones.
Lk 17:3
    [Lk]  Take heed to yourselves:
            If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him;
            and if he repent, forgive him.
Lk 17:4
    [Lk]  And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day,
            and seven times in a day turn again to thee,
            saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Lk 17:5
    [Lk]  And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
Lk 17:6
    [Lk]  And the Lord said,
            If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
            ye might say unto this sycamine tree,
            Be thou plucked up by the root,
            and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Lk 17:7
    [Lk]  But which of you, having a servant
            plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by,
            when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
Lk 17:8
    [Lk]  And will not rather say unto him,
            Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself,
            and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken;
            and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
Lk 17:9
    [Lk]  Doth he thank that servant because he did the things
            that were commanded him? I trow not.
Lk 17:10
    [Lk]  So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things
            which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants:
            we have done that which was our duty to do.

119. Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers
     [Luke 17:11-19]

Lk 17:11
    [Lk]  And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem,
            that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
Lk 17:12
    [Lk]  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him
            ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
Lk 17:13
    [Lk]  and they lifted up [their] voices, and said,
            Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
Lk 17:14
    [Lk]  And when he saw [them], he said unto them,
            Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass,
            that, as they went, they were cleansed.
Lk 17:15
    [Lk]  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
            turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
Lk 17:16
    [Lk]  and fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks:
            and he was a Samaritan.
Lk 17:17
    [Lk]  And Jesus answering said,
            Were there not ten cleansed? but where [are] the nine?
Lk 17:18
    [Lk]  There are not found that returned to give glory to God,
            save this stranger.
Lk 17:19
    [Lk]  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way:
            thy faith hath made thee whole.

120. When Will the Kingdom Come?
     [Luke 17:20-37]

Lk 17:20
    [Lk]  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
            when the kingdom of God should come,
            he answered them and said,
            The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Lk 17:21
    [Lk]  neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!
            for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Lk 17:22
    [Lk]  And he said unto the disciples,
            The days will come, when ye shall desire to see
            one of the days of the Son of man,
            and ye shall not see [it].
Lk 17:23
    [Lk]  And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there:
            go not after [them], nor follow [them].
Lk 17:24
    [Lk]  For as the lightning,
            that lighteneth out of the one [part] under heaven,
            shineth unto the other [part] under heaven;
            so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
Lk 17:25
    [Lk]  But first must he suffer many things,
            and be rejected of this generation.
Lk 17:26
    [Lk]  And as it was in the days of Noe,
            so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Lk 17:27
    [Lk]  They did eat, they drank, they married wives,
            they were given in marriage,
            until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
            and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Lk 17:28
    [Lk]  Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot;
            they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold,
            they planted, they builded;
Lk 17:29
    [Lk]  but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom
            it rained fire and brimstone from heaven,
            and destroyed [them] all.
Lk 17:30
    [Lk]  Even thus shall it be
            in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Lk 17:31
    [Lk]  In that day, he which shall be upon the house top,
            and his stuff in the house,
            let him not come down to take it away:
            and he that is in the field,
            let him likewise not return back.
Lk 17:32
    [Lk]  Remember Lot's wife.
Lk 17:33
    [Lk]  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it;
            and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Lk 17:34
    [Lk]  I tell you, in that night
            there shall be two [men] in one bed;
            the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Lk 17:35
    [Lk]  Two [women] shall be grinding together;
            the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Lk 17:36
    [Lk]  Two [men] shall be in the field;
            the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Lk 17:37
    [Lk]  And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord?
            And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [is],
            thither will the eagles be gathered together.

121. The Parable of the Unjust Judge
     [Luke 18:1-8]

Lk 18:1
    [Lk]  And he spake a parable unto them [to this end],
            that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Lk 18:2
    [Lk]  saying, There was in a city a judge,
            which feared not God, neither regarded man:
Lk 18:3
    [Lk]  and there was a widow in that city;
            and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
Lk 18:4
    [Lk]  And he would not for a while:
            but afterward he said within himself,
            Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Lk 18:5
    [Lk]  yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her,
            lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Lk 18:6
    [Lk]  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
Lk 18:7
    [Lk]  And shall not God avenge his own elect,
            which cry day and night unto him,
            though he bear long with them?
Lk 18:8
    [Lk]  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
            Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh,
            shall he find faith on the earth?

122. The Parable of the Pharisee & the Publican
     [Luke 18:9-14]

Lk 18:9
    [Lk]  And he spake this parable unto certain
            which trusted in themselves that they were righteous,
            and despised others:
Lk 18:10
    [Lk]  Two men went up into the temple to pray;
            the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Lk 18:11
    [Lk]  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,
            God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are],
            extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Lk 18:12
    [Lk]  I fast twice in the week,
            I give tithes of all that I possess.
Lk 18:13
    [Lk]  And the publican, standing afar off,
            would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven,
            but smote upon his breast, saying,
            God be merciful to me a sinner.
Lk 18:14
    [Lk]  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
            [rather] than the other:
            for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased;
            and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

123. Jesus Goes Beyond the Jordan
     [Matthew 19:1b-2 (and came into...);
       Mark 10:1b (and cometh into...); & John 10:40-42]

Jn 10:40
    [      Jn]  And
    [        ]  [he]
    [      Jn]  went away,
Mt 19:1b
Mk 10:1b
    [Mt Mk   ]  and came
    [      Jn]  again
    [Mt Mk   ]  into the coasts of Judaea
    [   Mk   ]  by the
    [Mt Mk Jn]  farther side of Jordan
    [      Jn]  into the place where John at first baptized;
                  and there he abode.
Mt 19:2
Jn 10:41
    [Mt Mk Jn]  And
    [Mt    Jn]  many
    [Mt Mk   ]  people
    [   Mk Jn]  resorted unto him
    [   Mk   ]  again,
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  followed him,
    [      Jn]  and said, John did no miracle:
                  but all things that John spake of this man were true.
    [Mt Mk   ]  And,
    [   Mk   ]  as he was wont,
    [Mt Mk   ]  he
    [   Mk   ]  taught them again
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  healed them there.
Jn 10:42
    [      Jn]  And many believed on him there.

124. Jesus Teaches Concerning Divorce
     [Matthew 19:3-12 & Mark 10:2-12]

Mt 19:3
Mk 10:2
    [Mt Mk]  And the Pharisees came unto
    [Mt   ]  him,
    [Mt Mk]  tempting him, and
    [   Mk]  asked,
    [Mt   ]  saying unto
    [Mt Mk]  him, Is it lawful for a man to put away
    [Mt   ]  his
    [Mt Mk]  wife
    [Mt   ]  for every cause?
Mk 10:3
    [   Mk]  And he answered and said unto them,
               What did Moses command you?
Mk 10:4
    [   Mk]  And they said, Moses suffered
               to write a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away.
Mt 19:4
    [Mt   ]  And he answered and said unto them,
               Have ye not read, that
Mk 10:6b
    [   Mk]  God
    [Mt   ]  which made [them] at the beginning
    [Mt Mk]  made them male and female,
Mt 19:5
    [Mt   ]  and said,
Mk 10:7
    [Mt Mk]  For this cause shall a man leave
    [   Mk]  his
    [Mt Mk]  father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;
Mk 10:8
    [Mt Mk]  and they twain shall be one flesh?
Mt 19:6
    [Mt Mk]  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Mk 10:9
    [Mt Mk]  What therefore God hath joined together,
               let not man put asunder.
Mt 19:7
    [Mt   ]  They say unto him, Why did Moses then command
               to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
Mk 10:5
    [   Mk]  And Jesus answered and
Mt 19:8
    [Mt Mk]  said unto them,
    [Mt   ]  Moses
    [Mt Mk]  for the hardness of your hearts
    [   Mk]  wrote you this precept,
    [     ]  [and]
    [Mt   ]  suffered you to put away your wives:
Mk 10:6a
    [Mt Mk]  but from the beginning
    [   Mk]  of the creation
    [Mt   ]  it was not so.
Mk 10:10
    [   Mk]  And in the house
               his disciples asked him again of the same [matter].
Mk 10:11
    [   Mk]  And he saith unto them,
Mt 19:9
    [Mt   ]  And I say unto you,
    [Mt Mk]  Whosoever shall put away his wife,
    [Mt   ]  except [it be] for fornication,
    [Mt Mk]  and shall marry another, committeth adultery
    [   Mk]  against her:
    [Mt   ]  and whoso marrieth her which is put away
               doth commit adultery.
Mk 10:12
    [   Mk]  And if a woman shall put away her husband,
               and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Mt 19:10
    [Mt   ]  His disciples say unto him,
               If the case of the man be so with [his] wife,
               it is not good to marry.
Mt 19:11
    [Mt   ]  But he said unto them,
               All [men] cannot receive this saying,
               save [they] to whom it is given.
Mt 19:12
    [Mt   ]  For there are some eunuchs,
               which were so born from [their] mother's womb:
               and there are some eunuchs,
               which were made eunuchs of men:
               and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs
               for the kingdom of heaven's sake.
               He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

125. Jesus Blesses the Children
     [Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; & Luke 18:15-17]

Mk 10:13
Lk 18:15
    [   Mk Lk]  And
Mt 19:13
    [Mt      ]  then
    [   Mk Lk]  they
    [Mt Mk Lk]  brought unto him
    [Mt Mk   ]  little children,
    [        ]  [and]
    [      Lk]  infants also,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  that he should
    [Mt      ]  put [his] hands on them,
    [   Mk Lk]  touch them,
    [Mt      ]  and pray:
    [Mt Mk Lk]  but
    [      Lk]  when
    [Mt Mk Lk]  the disciples
    [      Lk]  saw [it], they
    [Mt Mk Lk]  rebuked those
    [   Mk   ]  that brought [them].
Mt 19:14
Mk 10:14
Lk 18:16
    [Mt Mk Lk]  But
    [   Mk   ]  when
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Jesus
    [   Mk   ]  saw [it], he was much displeased, and
    [      Lk]  called them [unto him], and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said
    [   Mk   ]  unto
    [        ]  [his disciples],
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Suffer the little children to come unto me,
                  and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of
    [   Mk Lk]  God
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  heaven.
Mk 10:15
Lk 18:17
    [   Mk Lk]  Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive
                  the kingdom of God as a little child
                  shall in no wise enter therein.
Mt 19:15
Mk 10:16
    [Mt Mk   ]  And he
    [   Mk   ]  took them up in his arms,
    [Mt Mk   ]  laid [his] hands on them,
    [   Mk   ]  and blessed them,
    [Mt      ]  and departed thence.

126. The Rich Young Ruler
     [Matthew 19:16-20:16; Mark 10:17-31; & Luke 18:18-30]

Mt 19:16
Mk 10:17
Lk 18:18
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [   Mk   ]  when he was gone forth into the way,
    [Mt      ]  behold,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  a certain
    [      Lk]  ruler
    [Mt Mk   ]  came
    [   Mk   ]  running,
    [Mt Mk   ]  and
    [   Mk   ]  kneeled
    [Mt Mk   ]  to
    [   Mk   ]  him, and
    [   Mk Lk]  asked
    [Mt Mk Lk]  him,
    [Mt    Lk]  saying,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Good Master, what
    [Mt      ]  good thing
    [Mt Mk Lk]  shall I do,
    [Mt Mk   ]  that I
    [Mt Mk Lk]  may
    [   Mk Lk]  inherit
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  have
    [Mt Mk Lk]  eternal life?
Mt 19:17
Mk 10:18
Lk 18:19
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [   Mk Lk]  Jesus
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said unto him, Why callest thou me good?
                  [there is] none good but one, [that is], God:
    [Mt      ]  but if thou wilt enter into life,
                  keep the commandments.
Mt 19:18
    [Mt      ]  He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said,
Mk 10:19
Lk 18:20
    [   Mk Lk]  Thou knowest the commandments,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
                  Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
    [   Mk   ]  Defraud not,
Mt 19:19
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Honour thy father and
    [      Lk]  thy
    [Mt Mk Lk]  mother:
    [Mt      ]  and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mk 10:20
Lk 18:21
    [   Mk Lk]  And
Mt 19:20
    [Mt      ]  the young man
    [   Mk   ]  answered and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said
    [Mt Mk   ]  unto him,
    [   Mk   ]  Master,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  all these have I kept from my youth:
    [Mt      ]  what lack I yet?
Mk 10:21
Lk 18:22
    [   Mk Lk]  Now
    [      Lk]  when he heard these things,
Mt 19:21
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Jesus
    [   Mk   ]  beholding him loved him, and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said unto him,
    [      Lk]  Yet
    [   Mk Lk]  one thing thou lackest:
    [Mt      ]  if thou wilt be perfect,
    [Mt Mk   ]  go,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  sell
    [      Lk]  all
    [Mt Mk Lk]  what-
    [   Mk Lk]  soever
    [Mt Mk Lk]  thou hast, and give to the poor,
                  and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come,
    [   Mk   ]  take up the cross, and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  follow me.
Mt 19:22
Mk 10:22
Lk 18:23
    [Mt Mk Lk]  But
    [Mt    Lk]  when
    [Mt      ]  the young man
    [Mt    Lk]  heard
    [      Lk]  this,
    [   Mk Lk]  he was
    [   Mk   ]  sad at
    [Mt Mk   ]  that saying;
    [   Mk   ]  and
    [Mt Mk   ]  he went away
    [      Lk]  very
    [Mt Mk Lk]  sorrowful: for he
    [      Lk]  was very rich
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt Mk   ]  had great possessions.
Mt 19:23
Mk 10:23
Lk 18:24
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [      Lk]  when
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Jesus
    [      Lk]  saw that he was very sorrowful, he
    [   Mk   ]  looked round about, and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  saith
    [Mt Mk   ]  unto his disciples,
    [Mt      ]  Verily I say unto you, That
    [   Mk Lk]  how
    [Mt Mk Lk]  hardly shall
    [   Mk Lk]  they that have
    [Mt Mk Lk]  rich-
    [   Mk Lk]  es
    [Mt Mk Lk]  enter into the kingdom of
    [   Mk Lk]  God
    [        ]  [and]
    [Mt      ]  heaven!
Mk 10:24
    [   Mk   ]  And the disciples were astonished at his words.
                  But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them,
                  Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches
                  to enter into the kingdom of God!
Lk 18:25
    [      Lk]  For
Mt 19:24
    [Mt      ]  again I say unto you,
Mk 10:25
    [Mt Mk Lk]  It is easier for a camel
                  to go through the eye of a needle,
                  than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Mt 19:25
Mk 10:26
Lk 18:26
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [Mt      ]  when his disciples
    [Mt    Lk]  heard [it],
    [Mt Mk   ]  they were exceedingly astonished,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  saying
    [   Mk   ]  among themselves,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Who then can be saved?
Mt 19:26
Mk 10:27
Lk 18:27
    [Mt Mk Lk]  But
    [Mt Mk   ]  Jesus looking upon
    [   Mk   ]  them
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said
    [Mt      ]  unto them,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  With men
    [Mt      ]  this is
    [Mt Mk Lk]  impossible,
    [Mt Mk   ]  but
    [   Mk   ]  not with God: for
    [Mt Mk Lk]  with God
    [Mt Mk   ]  all things
    [Mt Mk Lk]  are possible.
Mt 19:27
Mk 10:28
Lk 18:28
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Then
    [Mt      ]  answered
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Peter
    [Mt      ]  and
    [   Mk   ]  began to
    [Mt Mk Lk]  say
    [Mt Mk   ]  unto him,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Lo, we have left all, and followed thee;
    [Mt      ]  what shall we have therefore?
Mt 19:28
Mk 10:29
Lk 18:29
    [Mt Mk Lk]  And
    [Mt Mk   ]  Jesus
    [   Mk   ]  answered and
    [Mt Mk Lk]  said
    [Mt    Lk]  unto them,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  Verily I say unto you,
    [Mt    Lk]  That
    [Mt      ]  ye which have followed me,
                  in the regeneration when the Son of man
                  shall sit in the throne of his glory,
                  ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones,
                  judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Mt 19:29
    [Mt      ]  And
    [   Mk Lk]  there is no man
    [Mt Mk Lk]  that hath left house-
    [Mt      ]  s,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  or brethren,
    [Mt Mk   ]  or sisters,
    [Mt Mk Lk]  or
    [      Lk]  parents,
    [Mt Mk   ]  (father or mother,)
    [Mt Mk Lk]  or wife, or children,
    [Mt Mk   ]  or lands, for my
    [Mt      ]  name's
    [Mt Mk   ]  sake,
    [   Mk   ]  and
    [      Lk]  for
    [   Mk   ]  the gospel
    [        ]  [of]
    [      Lk]  the kingdom of God's sake,
Lk 18:30
Mk 10:30
    [   Mk Lk]  who
    [Mt Mk Lk]  shall
    [   Mk Lk]  not
    [Mt Mk Lk]  receive,
    [Mt      ]  every one,
    [      Lk]  manifold more,
    [        ]  [yea,]
    [Mt Mk   ]  an hundredfold,
    [   Mk   ]  now
    [   Mk Lk]  in this time,
    [   Mk   ]  houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers,
                  and children, and lands, with persecutions;
    [Mt Mk Lk]  and
    [   Mk Lk]  in the world to come
    [Mt      ]  shall inherit
    [Mt Mk Lk]  eternal life.
Mt 19:30
Mk 10:31
    [Mt Mk   ]  But many [that are] first shall be last;
                  and the last first.
Mt 20:1
    [Mt      ]  For the kingdom of heaven
                  is like unto a man [that is] an householder,
                  which went out early in the morning
                  to hire labourers into his vineyard.
Mt 20:2
    [Mt      ]  And when he had agreed with the labourers
                  for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Mt 20:3
    [Mt      ]  And he went out about the third hour,
                  and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
Mt 20:4
    [Mt      ]  and said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard,
                  and whatsoever is right I will give you.
                  And they went their way.
Mt 20:5
    [Mt      ]  Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour,
                  and did likewise.
Mt 20:6
    [Mt      ]  And about the eleventh hour he went out,
                  and found others standing idle, and saith unto them,
                  Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Mt 20:7
    [Mt      ]  They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.
                  He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard;
                  and whatsoever is right, [that] shall ye receive.
Mt 20:8
    [Mt      ]  So when even was come,
                  the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward,
                  Call the labourers, and give them [their] hire,
                  beginning from the last unto the first.
Mt 20:9
    [Mt      ]  And when they came
                  that [were hired] about the eleventh hour,
                  they received every man a penny.
Mt 20:10
    [Mt      ]  But when the first came,
                  they supposed that they should have received more;
                  and they likewise received every man a penny.
Mt 20:11
    [Mt      ]  And when they had received [it],
                  they murmured against the goodman of the house,
Mt 20:12
    [Mt      ]  saying, These last have wrought [but] one hour,
                  and thou hast made them equal unto us,
                  which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
Mt 20:13
    [Mt      ]  But he answered one of them, and said,
                  Friend, I do thee no wrong:
                  didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Mt 20:14
    [Mt      ]  Take [that] thine [is], and go thy way:
                  I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
Mt 20:15
    [Mt      ]  Is it not lawful for me to do
                  what I will with mine own?
                  Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
Mt 20:16
    [Mt      ]  So the last shall be first, and the first last:
                  for many be called, but few chosen.

127. Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
     [John 11:1-46]

Jn 11:1
    [Jn]  Now a certain [man] was sick, [named] Lazarus,
            of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
Jn 11:2
    [Jn]  (It was [that] Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment,
            and wiped his feet with her hair,
            whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
Jn 11:3
    [Jn]  Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying,
            Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
Jn 11:4
    [Jn]  When Jesus heard [that], he said,
            This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God,
            that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Jn 11:5
    [Jn]  Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
Jn 11:6
    [Jn]  When he had heard therefore that he was sick,
            he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
Jn 11:7
    [Jn]  Then after that saith he to [his] disciples,
            Let us go into Judaea again.
Jn 11:8
    [Jn]  [His] disciples say unto him,
            Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee;
            and goest thou thither again?
Jn 11:9
    [Jn]  Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?
            If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not,
            because he seeth the light of this world.
Jn 11:10
    [Jn]  But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth,
            because there is no light in him.
Jn 11:11
    [Jn]  These things said he: and after that he saith unto them,
            Our friend Lazarus sleepeth;
            but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Jn 11:12
    [Jn]  Then said his disciples,
            Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
Jn 11:13
    [Jn]  Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought
            that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
Jn 11:14
    [Jn]  Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Jn 11:15
    [Jn]  And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there,
            to the intent ye may believe;
            nevertheless let us go unto him.
Jn 11:16
    [Jn]  Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus,
            unto his fellowdisciples,
            Let us also go, that we may die with him.
Jn 11:17
    [Jn]  Then when Jesus came,
            he found that he had [lain] in the grave four days already.
Jn 11:18
    [Jn]  Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem,
            about fifteen furlongs off:
Jn 11:19
    [Jn]  and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary,
            to comfort them concerning their brother.
Jn 11:20
    [Jn]  Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming,
            went and met him: but Mary sat [still] in the house.
Jn 11:21
    [Jn]  Then said Martha unto Jesus,
            Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Jn 11:22
    [Jn]  But I know, that even now,
            whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give [it] thee.
Jn 11:23
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
Jn 11:24
    [Jn]  Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again
            in the resurrection at the last day.
Jn 11:25
    [Jn]  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
            he that believeth in me,
            though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Jn 11:26
    [Jn]  and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
            Believest thou this?
Jn 11:27
    [Jn]  She saith unto him, Yea, Lord:
            I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God,
            which should come into the world.
Jn 11:28
    [Jn]  And when she had so said, she went her way,
            and called Mary her sister secretly, saying,
            The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
Jn 11:29
    [Jn]  As soon as she heard [that],
            she arose quickly, and came unto him.
Jn 11:30
    [Jn]  Now Jesus was not yet come into the town,
            but was in that place where Martha met him.
Jn 11:31
    [Jn]  The Jews then which were with her in the house,
            and comforted her, when they saw Mary,
            that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying,
            She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
Jn 11:32
    [Jn]  Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him,
            she fell down at his feet, saying unto him,
            Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Jn 11:33
    [Jn]  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
            and the Jews also weeping which came with her,
            he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
Jn 11:34
    [Jn]  and said, Where have ye laid him?
            They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
Jn 11:35
    [Jn]  Jesus wept.
Jn 11:36
    [Jn]  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
Jn 11:37
    [Jn]  And some of them said, Could not this man,
            which opened the eyes of the blind,
            have caused that even this man should not have died?
Jn 11:38
    [Jn]  Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave.
            It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
Jn 11:39
    [Jn]  Jesus said, Take ye away the stone.
            Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him,
            Lord, by this time he stinketh:
            for he hath been [dead] four days.
Jn 11:40
    [Jn]  Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee,
            that, if thou wouldest believe,
            thou shouldest see the glory of God?
Jn 11:41
    [Jn]  Then they took away the stone
            [from the place] where the dead was laid.
            And Jesus lifted up [his] eyes, and said,
            Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
Jn 11:42
    [Jn]  And I knew that thou hearest me always:
            but because of the people which stand by I said [it],
            that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Jn 11:43
    [Jn]  And when he thus had spoken,
            he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Jn 11:44
    [Jn]  And he that was dead came forth,
            bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
            and his face was bound about with a napkin.
            Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Jn 11:45
    [Jn]  Then many of the Jews which came to Mary,
            and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
Jn 11:46
    [Jn]  But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees,
            and told them what things Jesus had done.

128. The Conspiracy to Kill Jesus
     [John 11:47-54]

Jn 11:47
    [Jn]  Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council,
            and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
Jn 11:48
    [Jn]  If we let him thus alone, all [men] will believe on him:
            and the Romans shall come
            and take away both our place and nation.
Jn 11:49
    [Jn]  And one of them, [named] Caiaphas,
            being the high priest that same year,
            said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
Jn 11:50
    [Jn]  nor consider that it is expedient for us,
            that one man should die for the people,
            and that the whole nation perish not.
Jn 11:51
    [Jn]  And this spake he not of himself:
            but being high priest that year,
            he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
Jn 11:52
    [Jn]  and not for that nation only,
            but that also he should gather together in one
            the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Jn 11:53
    [Jn]  Then from that day forth
            they took counsel together for to put him to death.
Jn 11:54
    [Jn]  Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews;
            but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness,
            into a city called Ephraim,
            and there continued with his disciples.

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