Combined Gospel Luke 1-7 (NASB)

(Luke 1:1) Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, (Lk 1:2) just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word have handed them down to us, (Lk 1:3) it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; (Lk 1:4) so that you might know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.


(Jn 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (Jn 1:2) He was in the beginning with God. (Jn 1:3) All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (Jn 1:4) In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (Jn 1:5) And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.


(Lk 1:5) In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. (Lk 1:6) And they were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord. (Lk 1:7) And they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years. (Lk 1:8) Now it came about, while he was performing his priestly service before God in the appointed order of his division, (Lk 1:9) according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. (Lk 1:10) And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering. (Lk 1:11) And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. (Lk 1:12) And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear gripped him. (Lk 1:13) But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John. (Lk 1:14) “And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. (Lk 1:15) “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine or liquor; and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, while yet in his mother’s womb. (Lk 1:16) “And he will turn back many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God. (Lk 1:17) “And it is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous; so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Lk 1:18) And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this for certain? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.” (Lk 1:19) And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news. (Lk 1:20) “And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their proper time.”


(Lk 1:21) And the people were waiting for Zacharias, and were wondering at his delay in the temple. (Lk 1:22) But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute. (Lk 1:23) And it came about, when the days of his priestly service were ended, that he went back home. (Lk 1:24) And after these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant; and she kept herself in seclusion for five months, saying, (Lk 1:25) “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He looked with favor upon me, to take away my disgrace among men.”


(Lk 1:26) Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee, called Nazareth, (Lk 1:27) to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. (Lk 1:28) And coming in, he said to her, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” (Lk 1:29) But she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be. (Lk 1:30) And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. (Lk 1:31) “And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. (Lk 1:32) “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; (Lk 1:33) and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end.” (Lk 1:34) And Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” (Lk 1:35) And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God. (Lk 1:36) “And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. (Lk 1:37) “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Lk 1:38) And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.


(Lk 1:39) Now at this time Mary arose and went with haste to the hill country, to a city of Judah, (Lk 1:40) and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. (Lk 1:41) And it came about that when Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (Lk 1:42) And she cried out with a loud voice, and said, “Blessed among women are you, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Lk 1:43) “And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Lk 1:44) “For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. (Lk 1:45) “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”


(Lk 1:46) And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, (Lk 1:47) And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. (Lk 1:48) “For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; for behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. (Lk 1:49) “For the Mighty One has done great things for me; and holy is His name. (Lk 1:50) “And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. (Lk 1:51) “He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. (Lk 1:52) “He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble. (Lk 1:53) “He has filled the hungry with good things; and sent away the rich empty-handed. (Lk 1:54) “He has given help to Israel His servant, in remembrance of His mercy, (Lk 1:55) As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever.” (Lk 1:56) And Mary stayed with her about three months, and then returned to her home.


(Lk 1:57) Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she brought forth a son. (Lk 1:58) And her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had displayed His great mercy toward her; and they were rejoicing with her. (Lk 1:59) And it came about that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to call him Zacharias, after his father. (Lk 1:60) And his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but he shall be called John.” (Lk 1:61) And they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by that name.” (Lk 1:62) And they made signs to his father, as to what he wanted him called. (Lk 1:63) And he asked for a tablet, and wrote as follows, “His name is John.” And they were all astonished. (Lk 1:64) And at once his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he began to speak in praise of God. (Lk 1:65) And fear came on all those living around them; and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea. (Lk 1:66) And all who heard them kept them in mind, saying, “What then will this child turn out to be?” For the hand of the Lord was certainly with him.


(Lk 1:67) And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: (Lk 1:68) “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people, (Lk 1:69) And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David His servant– (Lk 1:70) As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old– (Lk 1:71) Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us; (Lk 1:72) To show mercy toward our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant, (Lk 1:73) The oath which He swore to Abraham our father, (Lk 1:74) To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, (Lk 1:75) In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. (Lk 1:76) “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways; (Lk 1:77) To give to His people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins, (Lk 1:78) Because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the sunrise from on high shall visit us, (Lk 1:79) To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Lk 1:80) And the child continued to grow, and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.


(Luke 2:1) Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. (Lk 2:2) This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. (Lk 2:3) And all were proceeding to register for the census, everyone to his own city. (Lk 2:4) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, (Lk 2:5) in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. (Lk 2:6) And it came about that while they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. (Lk 2:7) And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


(Mt 1:18) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. (Mt 1:19) And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her, desired to put her away secretly. (Mt 1:20) But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. (Mt 1:21) “And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.” (Mt 1:22) Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, (Mt 1:23) “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” (Mt 1:24) And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took her as his wife, (Mt 1:25) and kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.


(Lk 2:8) And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night. (Lk 2:9) And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. (Lk 2:10) And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; (Lk 2:11) for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Lk 2:12) “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.” (Lk 2:13) And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, (Lk 2:14) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”


(Lk 2:15) And it came about when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” (Lk 2:16) And they came in haste and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. (Lk 2:17) And when they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. (Lk 2:18) And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds. (Lk 2:19) But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. (Lk 2:20) And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.


(Lk 2:21) And when eight days were completed before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. (Lk 2:22) And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (Lk 2:23) (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every first-born male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), (Lk 2:24) and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”


(Lk 2:25) And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. (Lk 2:26) And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. (Lk 2:27) And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law, (Lk 2:28) then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, (Lk 2:29) “Now Lord, Thou dost let Thy bond-servant depart In peace, according to Thy word; (Lk 2:30) For my eyes have seen Thy salvation, (Lk 2:31) Which Thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, (Lk 2:32) A light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.” (Lk 2:33) And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him. (Lk 2:34) And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed– (Lk 2:35) and a sword will pierce even your own soul– to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”


(Lk 2:36) And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with a husband seven years after her marriage, (Lk 2:37) and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. And she never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers. (Lk 2:38) And at that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.


(Mt 2:1) Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, (Mt 2:2) “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.” (Mt 2:3) And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. (Mt 2:4) And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he began to inquire of them where the Christ was to be born. (Mt 2:5) And they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it has been written by the prophet, (Mt 2:6) ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler, who will shepherd My people Israel.'”


(Mt 2:7) Then Herod secretly called the magi, and ascertained from them the time the star appeared. (Mt 2:8) And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and make careful search for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, that I too may come and worship Him.”


(Mt 2:9) And having heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. (Mt 2:10) And when they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. (Mt 2:11) And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Mt 2:12) And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their own country by another way.


(Mt 2:13) Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise and take the Child and His mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.” (Mt 2:14) And he arose and took the Child and His mother by night, and departed for Egypt; (Mt 2:15) and was there until the death of Herod, that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “Out of Egypt did I call My Son.”


(Mt 2:16) Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its environs, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the magi. (Mt 2:17) Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, (Mt 2:18) “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; and she refused to be comforted, because they were no more.”


(Mt 2:19) But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, (Mt 2:20) “Arise and take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” (Mt 2:21) And he arose and took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. (Mt 2:22) But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he departed for the regions of Galilee,

(Mt 2:23) and came and resided in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He shall be called a Nazarene.” (Lk 2:39) And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.

(Lk 2:40) And the Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.


(Lk 2:41) And His parents used to go to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. (Lk 2:42) And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; (Lk 2:43) and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. And His parents were unaware of it, (Lk 2:44) but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances. (Lk 2:45) And when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for Him. (Lk 2:46) And it came about that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions. (Lk 2:47) And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers. (Lk 2:48) And when they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, your father and I have been anxiously looking for you.”


(Lk 2:49) And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for me? Did you not know that I had to be in My father’s house?” (Lk 2:50) And they did not understand the statement which He had made to them. (Lk 2:51) And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart. (Lk 2:52) And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.


(Luke 3:1) Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, (Lk 3:2) in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness of Judea. (Mk 1:2) As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare your way; (Mt 3:2) “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt 3:1) (Mk 1:4)


(Lk 3:3) And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins; (Lk 3:4) as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. (Lk 3:5) ‘Every ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough roads smooth; (Lk 3:6) And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'” (Mt 3:3) (Mk 1:3)


(Mk 1:5) And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. (Mk 1:6) And John was clothed with a garment of camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey. (Mt 3:4-6)


(Lk 3:7) He therefore began saying to the multitudes who were going out to be baptized by him, especially when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (Lk 3:8) “Therefore bring forth fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I say to you that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. (Lk 3:9) “And also the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” (Lk 3:10) And the multitudes were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” (Lk 3:11) And he would answer and say to them, “Let the man who has two tunics share with him who has none; and let him who has food do likewise.” (Mt 3:7-10)


(Lk 3:12) And some tax-gatherers also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” (Lk 3:13) And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.” (Lk 3:14) And some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.” (Lk 3:15) Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he might be the Christ,


(Jn 1:6) There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. (Jn 1:7) He came for a witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him. (Jn 1:8) He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light. (Jn 1:9) There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.


(Jn 1:10) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. (Jn 1:11) He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. (Jn 1:12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (Jn 1:13) who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


(Jn 1:14) And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (Jn 1:15) John bore witness of Him, and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'” (Jn 1:16) For of His fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace. (Jn 1:17) For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. (Jn 1:18) No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.


(Jn 1:19) And this is the witness of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” (Jn 1:20) And he confessed, and did not deny, and he confessed, “I am not the Christ.” (Jn 1:21) And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” (Jn 1:22) They said then to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” (Jn 1:23) He said, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.” (Jn 1:24) Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. (Jn 1:25) And they asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”


(Lk 3:16) John was preaching and he answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance; but among you stands One whom you do not know and who is coming after me, who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Jn 1:28) These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. (Mt 3:11) (Mk 1:7-8) (Jn 1:26-27)


(Lk 3:17) “And His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” (Lk 3:18) So with many other exhortations also he preached the gospel to the people. (Lk 3:19) But when Herod the tetrarch was reproved by him on account of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and on account of all the wicked things which Herod had done, (Lk 3:20) he added this also to them all, that he locked John up in prison. (Mt 3:12)


(Lk 3:21) Now it came about when all the people were baptized, that Jesus also came from Nazareth in Galilee was baptized by John in the Jordan, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, (Mt 3:14) But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” (Mt 3:15) But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him. (Mt 3:16) And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, (Lk 3:22) and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased.” (Mt 3:13, 17) (Mk 1:9-11)


(Lk 3:23) And when He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, (Lk 3:24) the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, (Lk 3:25) the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai, (Lk 3:26) the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,(Lk 3:27) the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, (Lk 3:28) the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, (Lk 3:29) the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, (Lk 3:30) the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, (Lk 3:31) the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, (Lk 3:32) the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, (Lk 3:33) the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, (Lk 3:34) the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, (Lk 3:35) the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Heber, the son of Shelah, (Lk 3:36) the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, (Lk 3:37) the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, (Lk 3:38) the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.


(Mt 1:1) The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Mk 1:1) The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Mt 1:2) To Abraham was born Isaac; and to Isaac, Jacob; and to Jacob, Judah and his brothers; (Mt 1:3) and to Judah were born Perez and Zerah by Tamar; and to Perez was born Hezron; and to Hezron, Ram; (Mt 1:4) and to Ram was born Amminadab; and to Amminadab, Nahshon; and to Nahshon, Salmon; (Mt 1:5) and to Salmon was born Boaz by Rahab; and to Boaz was born Obed by Ruth; and to Obed, Jesse; (Mt 1:6) and to Jesse was born David the king. And to David was born Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah; (Mt 1:7) and to Solomon was born Rehoboam; and to Rehoboam, Abijah; and to Abijah, Asa; (Mt 1:8) and to Asa was born Jehoshaphat; and to Jehoshaphat, Joram; and to Joram, Uzziah; (Mt 1:9) and to Uzziah was born Jotham; and to Jotham, Ahaz; and to Ahaz, Hezekiah; (Mt 1:10) and to Hezekiah was born Manasseh; and to Manasseh, Amon; and to Amon, Josiah; (Mt 1:11) and to Josiah were born Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. (Mt 1:12) And after the deportation to Babylon, to Jeconiah was born Shealtiel; and to Shealtiel, Zerubbabel; (Mt 1:13) and to Zerubbabel was born Abihud; and to Abihud, Eliakim; and to Eliakim, Azor; (Mt 1:14) and to Azor was born Zadok; and to Zadok, Achim; and to Achim, Eliud; (Mt 1:15) and to Eliud was born Eleazar; and to Eleazar, Matthan; and to Matthan, Jacob; (Mt 1:16) and to Jacob was born Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Mt 1:17) Therefore all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the time of Christ fourteen generations.


(Luke 4:1) And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and immediately was led about and impelled by the Spirit to go out in the wilderness (Lk 4:2) for forty days, being tempted by Satan, the devil. And He ate nothing during those days; and when they had ended, He became hungry. And He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him. (Mt 4:1-2) (Mk 1:12-13)


(Lk 4:3) And the devil and tempter said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” (Lk 4:4) And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'” (Mt 4:3-4)


(Lk 4:5) And the devil led Him up to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory in a moment of time. (Lk 4:6) And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. (Lk 4:7) “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” (Lk 4:8) And Jesus answered and said to him, “Begone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'” (Mt 4:8-10)


(Lk 4:9) And the devil led Him to the holy city, Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; (Lk 4:10) for it is written, ‘He will give His angels charge concerning You to guard You,’ (Lk 4:11) and, ‘On their hands they will bear You up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” (Mt 4:5-6)


(Lk 4:12) And Jesus answered and said to him, “On the other hand it is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” (Lk 4:13) And when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him. (Mt 4:7, 11)


(Jn 1:29) The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (Jn 1:30) “This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ (Jn 1:31) “And I did not recognize Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in water.” (Jn 1:32) And John bore witness saying, “I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him. (Jn 1:33) “And I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the one who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.’ (Jn 1:34) “And I have seen, and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”


(Jn 1:35) Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, (Jn 1:36) and he looked upon Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (Jn 1:37) And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. (Jn 1:38) And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?” (Jn 1:39) He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” They came therefore and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. (Jn 1:40) One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. (Jn 1:41) He found first his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which translated means Christ). (Jn 1:42) He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you shall be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).


(Jn 1:43) The next day He purposed to go forth into Galilee, and He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow Me.” (Jn 1:44) Now Philip was from Bethsaida, of the city of Andrew and Peter. (Jn 1:45) Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” (Jn 1:46) And Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him,” Come and see.” (Jn 1:47) Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” (Jn 1:48) Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” (Jn 1:49) Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” (Jn 1:50) Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.” (Jn 1:51) And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”


(Jn 2:1) And on the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; (Jn 2:2) and Jesus also was invited, and His disciples, to the wedding. (Jn 2:3) And when the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” (Jn 2:4) And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what do I have to do with you? My hour has not yet come.” (Jn 2:5) His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”


(Jn 2:6) Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. (Jn 2:7) Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. (Jn 2:8) And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter.” And they took it to him. (Jn 2:9) And when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, (Jn 2:10) and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when men have drunk freely, then that which is poorer; you have kept the good wine until now.” (Jn 2:11) This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. (Jn 2:12) After this He went down to Capernaum, He and His mother, and His brothers, and His disciples; and there they stayed a few days.


(Lk 4:14) And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit; and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. (Lk 4:15) And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.


(Lk 4:16) And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. (Lk 4:17) And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, (Lk 4:18) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, (Lk 4:19) To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”


(Lk 4:20) And He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon Him. (Lk 4:21) And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Lk 4:22) And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” (Lk 4:23) And He said to them, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your home town as well.'”


(Lk 4:24) And He said, “Truly I say to you, no prophet is welcome in his home town. (Lk 4:25) “But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land; (Lk 4:26) and yet Elijah was sent to none of them, but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. (Lk 4:27) “And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.”


(Lk 4:28) And all in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; (Lk 4:29) and they rose up and cast Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff. (Lk 4:30) But passing through their midst, He went His way.


(Jn 2:13) And the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (Jn 2:14) And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the moneychangers seated. (Jn 2:15) And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the moneychangers, and overturned their tables; (Jn 2:16) and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a house of merchandise.” (Jn 2:17) His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Thy house will consume me.”


(Jn 2:18) The Jews therefore answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, seeing that You do these things?” (Jn 2:19) Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” (Jn 2:20) The Jews therefore said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” (Jn 2:21) But He was speaking of the temple of His body. (Jn 2:22) When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had spoken.


(Jn 2:23) Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, beholding His signs which He was doing. (Jn 2:24) But Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men, (Jn 2:25) and because He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man for He Himself knew what was in man.


(Mk 1:14) And after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God. (Lk 4:31) And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And He was teaching them on the Sabbath; (Lk 4:32) and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority, and not as the scribes. (Mt 4:13) And leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali. (Mt 4:14) This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, (Mt 4:15) “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles– (Mt 4:16) “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a light dawned.” (Mt 4:17) From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mt 4:12) (Mk 1:15, 22)


(Lk 4:33) And there was a man in the synagogue possessed by the spirit of an unclean spirit or demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, (Lk 4:34) “Ha! What do we have to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are– the Holy One of God!” (Mk 1:23-24)


(Lk 4:35) And Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, throwing him into convulsions, the unclean spirit cried out with a loud voice, and he came out of him without doing him any harm. (Lk 4:36) And amazement came upon them all, and they began discussing with one another saying, “What is this message? For a new teaching with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” (Lk 4:37) And the report about Him was getting out into every locality in the surrounding district of Galilee. (Mk 1:25-28)


(Lk 4:38) And He arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon Peter’s home, with Andrew, James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick in bed suffering from a high fever; and they made request of Him on her behalf. (Lk 4:39) And standing over her, He rebuked the fever, and raised her up, taking her by the hand and it left her; and she immediately arose and waited on them. (Mt 8:14-15) (Mk 1:29-31)


(Lk 4:40) And while the sun was setting, all who had any sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and laying His hands on every one of them, He was healing them. (Lk 4:41) And demons also were coming out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Son of God!” And rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ. (Mt 8:17) in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “He Himself took our infirmities, and carried away our diseases.” (Mk 1:33) And the whole city had gathered at the door. (Mt 8:16) (Mk 1:32, 34)


(Lk 4:42) And when day came, in the early morning, while it was still dark, He departed and went to a lonely place and was praying there; and the multitudes were searching for Him, and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from going away from them. (Mk 1:36) And Simon and his companions hunted for Him; (Mk 1:37) and they found Him, and said to Him, “Everyone is looking for You.” (Lk 4:43) But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.” (Lk 4:44) And He kept on preaching in the synagogues of Galilee and Judea, preaching and casting out the demons. (Mk 1:35, 38-39)


(Luke 5:1) Now it came about that while the multitude were pressing around Him and listening to the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; (Lk 5:2) and He saw two boats lying at the edge of the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets. (Lk 5:3) And He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little way from the land. And He sat down and began teaching the multitudes from the boat. (Lk 5:4) And when He had finished speaking, He said to Simon, “Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.” (Lk 5:5) And Simon answered and said, “Master, we worked hard all night and caught nothing, but at Your bidding I will let down the nets.”


(Lk 5:6) And when they had done this, they enclosed a great quantity of fish; and their nets began to break; (Lk 5:7) and they signaled to their partners in the other boat, for them to come and help them. And they came, and filled both of the boats, so that they began to sink. (Lk 5:8) But when Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus’ feet, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!” (Lk 5:9) For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken; (Lk 5:10) and so also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.”


(Mt 4:19) And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Lk 5:11) And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away and followed Him. (Mt 4:18, 20-22) (Mk 1:16-20)


(Lk 5:12) And it came about that while He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man full of leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, you can make me clean.” (Lk 5:13) And moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand, and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately the leprosy left him.

(Mt 8:2-3) (Mk 1:40-42)


(Lk 5:14) And He sternly ordered him to tell no one, “But go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, just as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.” (Lk 5:15) But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and the news about Him was spreading even farther, and great multitudes were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas, and they were coming to Him from everywhere. (Lk 5:16) But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. (Mt 8:4) (Mk 1:43-45)


(Mt 9:1) And getting into a boat, He crossed over, and came to His own city. (Mk 2:1) And when He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home. (Mk 2:2) And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them. (Lk 5:17) And it came about one day that He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.


(Lk 5:18) And behold, four men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in, and to set him down in front of Him. (Lk 5:19) And not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and they removed the roof digging an opening above Him and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, right in the center, in front of Jesus. (Lk 5:20) And seeing their faith, He said, “Friend, take courage your sins are forgiven you.” (Mt 9:2) (Mk 2:3-5)


(Lk 5:21) And the scribes and the Pharisees sitting there and began to reason, saying, “Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?” (Lk 5:22) But Jesus, aware in His spirit of their reasonings, answered and said to them, “Why are you reasoning in your hearts? (Lk 5:23) “Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? (Lk 5:24) “But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”– He said to the paralytic– “I say to you, rise, and take up your stretcher and go home.” (Mt 9:3-6) (Mk 2:6-11)


(Lk 5:25) And at once he rose up before them, and took up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. (Lk 5:26) And they were all seized with astonishment and began glorifying God who had given such authority to men; and they were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today. We have never seen anything like this.” (Mk 2:13) And He went out again by the seashore; and all the multitude were coming to Him, and He was teaching them. (Mt 9:7-8) (Mk 2:12)


(Lk 5:27) And after that He went out, and noticed a tax-gatherer named Matthew or Levi the son of Alphaeus, sitting in the tax office, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. (Lk 5:28) And he left everything behind, and rose and began to follow Him. (Lk 5:29) And Levi gave a big reception for Him and His disciples in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers, sinners and other people who were reclining at the table with them. (Mt 9:9-10) (Mk 2:14-15)


(Lk 5:30) And the Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, “Why does your Teacher eat and drink with the tax-gatherers and sinners?” (Lk 5:31) And Jesus answered and said to them, “It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. (Lk 5:32) “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Mt 9:11-13) (Mk 2:16-17)


(Lk 5:33) And John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they came and said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers; the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same; but Yours eat and drink.” (Lk 5:34) And Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? (Lk 5:35) “But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” (Mt 9:14-15) (Mk 2:19-20)


(Lk 5:36) And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of unshrunk cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old, and a worse tear results. (Lk 5:37) “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. (Lk 5:38) “But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins and both are preserved.” (Lk 5:39) “And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough.'” (Mt 9:16-17) (Mk 2:21-22)


(Jn 3:1) Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; (Jn 3:2) this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” (Jn 3:3) Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (Jn 3:4) Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” (Jn 3:5) Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Jn 3:6) “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (Jn 3:7) “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (Jn 3:8) “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”


(Jn 3:9) Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” (Jn 3:10) Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? (Jn 3:11) “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. (Jn 3:12) “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things? (Jn 3:13) “And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven, even the Son of Man. (Jn 3:14) “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; (Jn 3:15) that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life.


(Jn 3:16) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. (Jn 3:17) “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. (Jn 3:18) “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (Jn 3:19) “And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil.

(Jn 3:20) “For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. (Jn 3:21) “But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”


(Jn 3:22) After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing. (Jn 3:23) And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there; and they were coming and were being baptized. (Jn 3:24) For John had not yet been thrown into prison. (Jn 3:25) There arose therefore a discussion on the part of John’s disciples with a Jew about purification. (Jn 3:26) And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have borne witness, behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him.”


(Jn 3:27) John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven. (Jn 3:28) “You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’ (Jn 3:29) “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. And so this joy of mine has been made full.


(Jn 3:30) “He must increase, but I must decrease. (Jn 3:31) “He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. (Jn 3:32) “What He has seen and heard, of that He bears witness; and no man receives His witness. (Jn 3:33) “He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true. (Jn 3:34) “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. (Jn 3:35) “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. (Jn 3:36) “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”


(Jn 4:1) When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (Jn 4:2) (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), (Jn 4:3) He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. (Jn 4:4) And He had to pass through Samaria. (Jn 4:5) So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; (Jn 4:6) and Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. (Jn 4:7) There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” (Jn 4:8) For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. (Jn 4:9) The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)


(Jn 4:10) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (Jn 4:11) She said to Him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do you get that living water? (Jn 4:12) “You are not greater than our father Jacob, are you, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?” (Jn 4:13) Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; (Jn 4:14) but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (Jn 4:15) The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty, nor come all the way here to draw.”


(Jn 4:16) He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” (Jn 4:17) The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband’; (Jn 4:18) for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”


(Jn 4:19) The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. (Jn 4:20) “Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” (Jn 4:21) Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. (Jn 4:22) “You worship that which you do not know; we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews. (Jn 4:23) “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. (Jn 4:24) “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (Jn 4:25) The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” (Jn 4:26) Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”


(Jn 4:27) And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He had been speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why do You speak with her?” (Jn 4:28) So the woman left her waterpot, and went into the city, and said to the men, (Jn 4:29) “Come, see a man who told me all the things that I have done; this is not the Christ, is it?” (Jn 4:30) They went out of the city, and were coming to Him.


(Jn 4:31) In the meanwhile the disciples were requesting Him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” (Jn 4:32) But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” (Jn 4:33) The disciples therefore were saying to one another, “No one brought Him anything to eat, did he?” (Jn 4:34) Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work. (Jn 4:35) “Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. (Jn 4:36) “Already he who reaps is receiving wages, and is gathering fruit for life eternal; that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. (Jn 4:37) “For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’

(Jn 4:38) “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.”


(Jn 4:39) And from that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.” (Jn 4:40) So when the Samaritans came to Him, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. (Jn 4:41) And many more believed because of His word; (Jn 4:42) and they were saying to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.”


(Jn 4:43) And after the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. (Jn 4:44) For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. (Jn 4:45) So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast. (Jn 4:46) He came therefore again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain royal official, whose son was sick at Capernaum. (Jn 4:47) When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him, and was requesting Him to come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death.


(Jn 4:48) Jesus therefore said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.” (Jn 4:49) The royal official said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” (Jn 4:50) Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he started off. (Jn 4:51) And as he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. (Jn 4:52) So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.” (Jn 4:53) So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”; and he himself believed, and his whole household. (Jn 4:54) This is again a second sign that Jesus performed, when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.


(Luke 6:1) Now it came about that on a certain Sabbath He was passing through some grainfields; and His disciples became hungry and were picking and eating the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. (Lk 6:2) But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do your disciples do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” (Mt 12:1-2) (Mk 2:23-24)


(Lk 6:3) And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, (Lk 6:4) how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” (Mt 12:5) “Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath, and are innocent? (Mt 12:6) “But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here. (Mt 12:7) “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. (Mk 2:27) And He was saying to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. (Lk 6:5) And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” (Mt 12:3-4, 8) (Mk 2:25-26, 28)


(Lk 6:6) And it came about on another Sabbath, that He entered the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. (Lk 6:7) And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely, to see if He healed on the Sabbath, in order that they might find reason to accuse Him. And they questioned Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” (Lk 6:8) But He knew what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Rise and come forward!” And he rose and came forward. (Mt 12:9-11) (Mk 3:1-3)


(Lk 6:9) And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm, to save a life, or to destroy it? What man shall there be among you, who shall have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it, and lift it out? “Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep!” But they kept silent. (Mt 12:12) (Mk 3:4).


(Lk 6:10) And after looking around at them all, with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He said to him, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did so; and his hand was restored to normal, like the other. (Lk 6:11) But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together taking counsel with the Herodians what they might do to Jesus to destroy Him. (Mt 12:13-14) (Mk 3:5-6)


(Mt 12:15) But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew to the sea from there with His disciples. And many followed Him, and He healed them all, (Mk 3:7) and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, (Mk 3:8) and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude heard of all that He was doing and came to Him.


(Mk 3:9) And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the multitude, in order that they might not crowd Him; (Mk 3:10) for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed about Him in order to touch Him. (Mk 3:11) And whenever the unclean spirits beheld Him, they would fall down before Him and cry out, saying, “You are the Son of God!” (Mk 3:12) And He earnestly warned them not to make Him known. (Mt 12:16)


(Mt 12:17) in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, might be fulfilled, saying,

(Mt 12:18) “Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen; My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles. (Mt 12:19) “He will not quarrel, nor cry out; nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets. (Mt 12:20) “A battered reed He will not break off, and a smoldering wick He will not put out, until He leads justice to victory. (Mt 12:21) “And in His name the Gentiles will hope.”


(Mk 3:20) And He came home, and the multitude gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal. (Mk 3:21) And when His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”


(Lk 6:12) And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. (Mk 3:13) And He went up to the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. (Lk 6:13) And when day came, He called His disciples to Him; and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles, that they might be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach. (Mk 3:14)


(Lk 6:14) Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”); and Philip and Bartholomew; (Lk 6:15) and Matthew, the tax gatherer and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus (also known as Thaddaeus), and Simon who was called the Zealot; (Lk 6:16) Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor. (Mt 10:2-4) (Mk 3:16-19)


(Lk 6:17) And He descended with them, and stood on a level place; and there was a great multitude of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon, (Lk 6:18) who had come to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured. (Lk 6:19) And all the multitude were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all. (Mt 4:23) And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. (Mt 4:24) And the news about Him went out into all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, taken with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them. (Mt 4:25) And great multitudes followed Him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.


(Mt 5:1) And when He saw the multitudes, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. (Mt 5:2) And opening His mouth He began to teach them, saying, (Lk 6:20) And turning His gaze on His disciples, He began to say, “Blessed are you who are poor in spirit, for yours is the kingdom of God. (Mt 5:4) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Mt 5:5) “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. (Lk 6:21) “Blessed are you who hunger and thirst for righteousness now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. (Mt 5:7) “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Mt 5:8) “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Mt 5:9) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Mt 5:3, 6)


(Lk 6:22) “Blessed are you when men hate you, persecute you and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for the sake of the Son of Man and righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Lk 6:23) “Be glad in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets. (Mt 5:10-12)


(Lk 6:24) “But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full. (Lk 6:25) “Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. (Lk 6:26) “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets.


(Mk 9:49) “For everyone will be salted with fire.

(Mt 5:13) “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. (Mk 9:50) “Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”


(Mt 5:17) “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. (Mt 5:18) “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all is accomplished. (Mt 5:19) “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and so teaches others, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 5:20) “For I say to you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.


(Mt 5:21) “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not commit murder’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.’ (Mt 5:22) “But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.


(Mt 5:23) “If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, (Mt 5:24) leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. (Mt 5:25) “Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, in order that your opponent may not deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. (Mt 5:26) “Truly I say to you, you shall not come out of there, until you have paid up the last cent.


(Mt 5:27) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; (Mt 5:28) but I say to you, that everyone who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Mt 5:29) “And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. (Mt 5:30) “And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to go into hell. (Mt 5:31) “And it was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’; (Mt 5:32) but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.


(Mt 5:33) “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘You shall not make false vows, but shall fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ (Mt 5:34) “But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, (Mt 5:35) or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. (Mt 5:36) “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. (Mt 5:37) “But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; and anything beyond these is of evil.


(Mt 5:38) “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ (Mt 5:39) “But I say to you, do not resist him who is evil; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Mt 5:40) “And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. (Mt 5:41) “And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. (Mt 5:42) “Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.


(Mt 5:43) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’

(Lk 6:27) “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who persecute you (Lk 6:28) bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. (Lk 6:29) “Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. (Lk 6:30) “Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. (Lk 6:31) “And just as you want people to treat you, treat them in the same way. (Mt 5:45) in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Lk 6:32) “And if you love those who love you, what credit or reward is that to you? For even tax-gatherers and sinners love those who love them. (Mt 5:44, 46)


(Lk 6:33) “And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. (Lk 6:34) “And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, in order to receive back the same amount. (Lk 6:35) “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. (Lk 6:36) “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

(Mt 5:47) “And if you greet your brothers only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? (Mt 5:48) “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.


(Mt 6:1) “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

(Mt 6:2) “When therefore you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. (Mt 6:3) “But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing (Mt 6:4) that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


(Mt 6:5) “And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. (Mt 6:6) “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Mt 6:7) “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. (Mt 6:8) “Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.


(Mt 6:16) “And whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance in order to be seen fasting by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. (Mt 6:17) “But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face (Mt 6:18) so that you may not be seen fasting by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


(Mt 6:19) “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. (Mt 6:20) “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; (Mt 6:21) for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Mt 6:24) “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.


(Mt 6:25) “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? (Mt 6:26) “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? (Mt 6:27) “And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? (Mt 6:28) “And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, (Mt 6:29) yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. (Mt 6:30) “But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith?


(Mt 6:31) “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ (Mt 6:32) “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. (Mt 6:33) “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. (Mt 6:34) “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


(Lk 6:37) “And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. (Mt 7:2) “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. (Mt 7:1)


(Lk 6:38) “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”


(Lk 6:39) And He also spoke a parable to them: “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? (Lk 6:40) “A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.


(Lk 6:41) “And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Lk 6:42) “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. (Mt 7:3-5)


(Mt 7:6) “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.


(Mt 7:7) “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. (Mt 7:8) “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. (Mt 7:9) “Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? (Mt 7:10) “Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? (Mt 7:11) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! (Mt 7:12) “Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.


(Mt 7:13) “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. (Mt 7:14) “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.


(Mt 7:15) “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. (Lk 6:43) “For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit; nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. (Lk 6:44) “For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. (Mt 7:17) “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. (Mt 7:19) “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Mt 7:20) “So then, you will know them by their fruits. (Lk 6:45) “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. (Mt 7:16, 18)


(Lk 6:46) “And why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? (Mt 7:21) “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 7:22) “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ (Mt 7:23) “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’


(Lk 6:47) “Everyone who comes to Me, and hears My words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like: (Lk 6:48) he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood rose, the rain and wind and torrent burst against that house and could not shake it to make it fall, because it had been well built, and it had been founded upon the rock. (Lk 6:49) “But the one who has heard these words of Mine, and has not acted accordingly, is like a foolish man who built a house upon the sandy ground without any foundation; and the floods came, and the rain and wind and torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” (Mt 7:24-27)


(Mt 7:28) The result was that when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; (Mt 7:29) for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.


(Luke 7:1) When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum. (Lk 7:2) And a certain centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. (Lk 7:3) And when he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave. (Lk 7:4) And when they had come to Jesus, they earnestly entreated Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; (Lk 7:5) for he loves our nation, and it was he who built us our synagogue.” The centurion said: “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering great pain.” (Mt 8:7) And He said to them, “I will come and heal him.” (Mt 8:1, 5-6)


(Lk 7:6) Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; (Lk 7:7) for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. (Lk 7:8) “For I, too, am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.” (Lk 7:9) Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that was following Him, “Truly I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” (Mt 8:8-10)


(Mt 8:11) “And I say to you, that many shall come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; (Mt 8:12) but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mt 8:13) And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; let it be done to you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed that very hour. (Lk 7:10) And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.


(Lk 7:11) And it came about soon afterwards, that He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large multitude. (Lk 7:12) Now as He approached the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. (Lk 7:13) And when the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” (Lk 7:14) And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” (Lk 7:15) And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. (Lk 7:16) And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” (Lk 7:17) And this report concerning Him went out all over Judea, and in all the surrounding district.


(Mt 11:1) And it came about that when Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. (Lk 7:18) And the disciples of John reported to him in prison about all these things. (Lk 7:19) And summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?” (Lk 7:20) And when the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?'” (Mt 11:2-3)


(Lk 7:21) At that very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He granted sight to many who were blind. (Lk 7:22) And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have the gospel preached to them. (Lk 7:23) “And blessed is he who keeps from stumbling over Me.” (Mt 11:4, 6)


(Lk 7:24) And when the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the multitudes about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? (Lk 7:25) “But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces. (Lk 7:26) “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet. (Lk 7:27) “This is the one about whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ (Lk 7:28) “I say to you, among those born of women, there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (Mt 11:7-11)


(Mt 11:12) “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. (Mt 11:13) “For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John. (Mt 11:14) “And if you care to accept it, he himself is Elijah, who was to come. (Mt 11:15) “He who has ears to hear, let him hear. (Lk 7:29) And when all the people and the tax-gatherers heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John. (Lk 7:30) But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.


(Lk 7:31) “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? (Lk 7:32) “They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another; and they say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ (Lk 7:33) “For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ (Lk 7:34) “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking; and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners!’ (Lk 7:35) “Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children and deeds.” (Mt 11:16-19)


(Lk 7:36) Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him. And He entered the Pharisee’s house, and reclined at the table. (Lk 7:37) And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,

(Lk 7:38) and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet, and anointing them with the perfume. (Lk 7:39) Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”


(Lk 7:40) And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.” (Lk 7:41) “A certain moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. (Lk 7:42) “When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him more?” (Lk 7:43) Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”


(Lk 7:44) And turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. (Lk 7:45) “You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. (Lk 7:46) “You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. (Lk 7:47) “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” (Lk 7:48) And He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.” (Lk 7:49) And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?” (Lk 7:50) And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

About Jeff Winter

I started my personal relationship with Jesus Christ in 1976. I accepted His gift of salvation and eternal life and He filled me with His Holy Spirit. I live to please Him.
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