(Luke 12:1) Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Lk 12:2) “Therefore do not fear them, but there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. (Mt 10:26)
(Lk 12:3) “Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Mt 10:27) “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
(Lk 12:4) “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and soul, and after that have no more that they can do. (Lk 12:5) “But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed the body has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him! (Lk 12:6) “Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God and will fall to the ground. (Lk 12:7) “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Mt 10:28-31)
(Lk 12:8) “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man shall confess him also before My Father who is in heaven and the angels of God; (Lk 12:9) but he who denies Me before men shall be denied before My Father who is in heaven and the angels of God. (Lk 12:10) “And everyone who will speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him. (Mt 10:32-33)
(Lk 12:11) “And when they deliver you up and bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not become anxious about how or what you should speak in your defense, or what you should say; (Lk 12:12) for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (Mt 10:20) “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. (Mt 10:19)
(Mt 10:21) “And brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. (Mt 10:22) “And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. (Mt 10:23) “But whenever they persecute you in this city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you shall not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes. (Mt 10:24) “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. (Mt 10:25) “It is enough for the disciple that he become as his teacher, and the slave as his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
(Lk 12:13) And someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” (Lk 12:14) But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbiter over you?” (Lk 12:15) And He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
(Lk 12:16) And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a certain rich man was very productive. (Lk 12:17) “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ (Lk 12:18) “And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. (Lk 12:19) ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”‘ (Lk 12:20) “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ (Lk 12:21) “So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
(Lk 12:22) And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. (Lk 12:23) “For life is more than food, and the body than clothing. (Lk 12:24) “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; and they have no storeroom nor barn; and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! (Lk 12:25) “And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? (Lk 12:26) “If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why are you anxious about other matters? (Lk 12:27) “Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. (Lk 12:28) “But if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O men of little faith!
(Lk 12:29) “And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. (Lk 12:30) “For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. (Lk 12:31) “But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.
(Lk 12:32) “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. (Lk 12:33) “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth destroys. (Lk 12:34) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(Lk 12:35) “Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight. (Lk 12:36) “And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. (Lk 12:37) “Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. (Lk 12:38) “Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. (Lk 12:39) “And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. (Lk 12:40) “You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
(Lk 12:41) And Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?” (Lk 12:42) And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? (Lk 12:43) “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. (Lk 12:44) “Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. (Lk 12:45) “But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; (Lk 12:46) the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. (Lk 12:47) “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes, (Lk 12:48) but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
(Lk 12:49) “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! (Lk 12:50) “But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! (Lk 12:51) “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather but a sword and division; (Lk 12:52) for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. (Lk 12:53) “They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Mt 10:36) and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. (Mt 10:34-35)
(Mt 10:37) “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
(Mt 10:38) “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. (Mt 10:39) “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it. (Mt 10:40) “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. (Mt 10:41) “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Mt 10:42) “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you he shall not lose his reward.”
(Lk 12:54) And He was also saying to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. (Lk 12:55) “And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. (Lk 12:56) “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?
(Lk 12:57) “And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right? (Lk 12:58) “For while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle with him, in order that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. (Lk 12:59) “I say to you, you shall not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent.”
(Luke 13:1) Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. (Lk 13:2) And He answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this fate? (Lk 13:3) “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Lk 13:4) “Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? (Lk 13:5) “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”
(Lk 13:6) And He began telling this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any. (Lk 13:7) “And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ (Lk 13:8) “And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; (Lk 13:9) and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'”
(Lk 13:10) And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. (Lk 13:11) And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. (Lk 13:12) And when Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” (Lk 13:13) And He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God.
(Lk 13:14) And the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the multitude in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; therefore come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” (Lk 13:15) But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead him away to water him? (Lk 13:16) “And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” (Lk 13:17) And as He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire multitude was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.
(Lk 13:18) Therefore He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? (Lk 13:19) “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree; and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” (Lk 13:20) And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
(Lk 13:21) “It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”
(Lk 13:22) And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. (Lk 13:23) And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, (Lk 13:24) “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (Lk 13:25) “Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ (Lk 13:26) “Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; (Lk 13:27) and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers.’
(Lk 13:28) “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being cast out. (Lk 13:29) “And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. (Lk 13:30) “And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”
(Lk 13:31) Just at that time some Pharisees came up, saying to Him, “Go away and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” (Lk 13:32) And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.’ (Lk 13:33) “Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem. (Lk 13:34) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! (Lk 13:35) “Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'”
(Luke 14:1) And it came about when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching Him closely. (Lk 14:2) And there, in front of Him was a certain man suffering from dropsy. (Lk 14:3) And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” (Lk 14:4) But they kept silent. And He took hold of him, and healed him, and sent him away. (Lk 14:5) And He said to them, “Which one of you shall have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” (Lk 14:6) And they could make no reply to this.
(Lk 14:7) And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table; saying to them, (Lk 14:8) “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, (Lk 14:9) and he who invited you both shall come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. (Lk 14:10) “But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. (Lk 14:11) “For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”
(Lk 14:12) And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and repayment come to you. (Lk 14:13) “But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, (Lk 14:14) and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
(Lk 14:15) And when one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed is everyone who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” (Lk 14:16) But He said to him, “A certain man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; (Lk 14:17) and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ (Lk 14:18) “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.’ (Lk 14:19) “And another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.’ (Lk 14:20) “And another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’
(Lk 14:21) “And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ (Lk 14:22) “And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ (Lk 14:23) “And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Lk 14:24) ‘For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'”
(Lk 14:25) Now great multitudes were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, (Lk 14:26) “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. (Lk 14:27) “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. (Lk 14:28) “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? (Lk 14:29) “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, (Lk 14:30) saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
(Lk 14:31) “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? (Lk 14:32) “Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace. (Lk 14:33) “So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
(Lk 14:34) “Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? (Lk 14:35) “It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
(Luke 15:1) Now all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. (Lk 15:2) And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”
(Lk 15:3) And He told them this parable, saying, (Lk 15:4) “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? (Lk 15:5) “And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing., he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. (Lk 15:6) “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ (Lk 15:7) “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. (Mt 18:14) “Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish. (Mt 18:12-13)
(Lk 15:8) “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? (Lk 15:9) “And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’ (Lk 15:10) “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
(Lk 15:11) And He said, “A certain man had two sons; (Lk 15:12) and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ And he divided his wealth between them. (Lk 15:13) “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. (Lk 15:14) “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be in need. (Lk 15:15) “And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (Lk 15:16) “And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.
(Lk 15:17) “But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! (Lk 15:18) ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; (Lk 15:19) I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘ (Lk 15:20) “And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him. (Lk 15:21) “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (Lk 15:22) “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; (Lk 15:23) and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry; (Lk 15:24) for this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.
(Lk 15:25) “Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. (Lk 15:26) “And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things might be. (Lk 15:27) “And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ (Lk 15:28) “But he became angry, and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began entreating him. (Lk 15:29) “But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you, and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a kid, that I might be merry with my friends; (Lk 15:30) but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with harlots, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ (Lk 15:31) “And he said to him, ‘My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. (Lk 15:32) ‘But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'”
(Luke 16:1) Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and this steward was reported to him as squandering his possessions. (Lk 16:2) “And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ (Lk 16:3) “And the steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. (Lk 16:4) ‘I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the stewardship, they will receive me into their homes.’
(Lk 16:5) “And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ (Lk 16:6) “And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ (Lk 16:7) “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ (Lk 16:8) “And his master praised the unrighteous steward because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light. (Lk 16:9) “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
(Lk 16:10) “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. (Lk 16:11) “If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you? (Lk 16:12) “And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? (Lk 16:13) “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
(Lk 16:14) Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at Him. (Lk 16:15) And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God. (Lk 16:16) “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. (Lk 16:17) “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.
(Lk 16:18) “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
(Lk 16:19) “Now there was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day. (Lk 16:20) “And a certain poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, (Lk 16:21) and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. (Lk 16:22) “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.
(Lk 16:23) “And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. (Lk 16:24) “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.’ (Lk 16:25) “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. (Lk 16:26) ‘And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, in order that those who wish to come over from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’
(Lk 16:27) “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, Father, that you send him to my father’s house– (Lk 16:28) for I have five brothers– that he may warn them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ (Lk 16:29) “But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ (Lk 16:30) “But he said, ‘No, Father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ (Lk 16:31) “But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.'”
(Luke 17:1) And He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come! (Lk 17:2) “It would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the depth of the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble who believe in Me. (Mt 18:6-7) (Mk 9:42)
(Mk 9:43) “And if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, (Mk 9:44) [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] (Mk 9:45) “And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than having your two feet, to be cast into hell, (Mk 9:46) [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] (Mk 9:47) “And if your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell, (Mk 9:48) where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. (Mt 18:8-9)
(Mt 18:10) “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 18:11) [“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]
(Mt 18:15) “And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. (Mt 18:16) “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. (Mt 18:17) “And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-gatherer. (Mt 18:18) “Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Mt 18:19) “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 18:20) “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”
(Lk 17:3) “Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. (Lk 17:4) “And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.” (Mt 18:21) Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” (Mt 18:22) Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
(Mt 18:23) “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a certain king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. (Mt 18:24) “And when he had begun to settle them, there was brought to him one who owed him ten thousand talents. (Mt 18:25) “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. (Mt 18:26) “The slave therefore falling down, prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you everything.’ (Mt 18:27) “And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
(Mt 18:28) “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.’ (Mt 18:29) “So his fellow slave fell down and began to entreat him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ (Mt 18:30) “He was unwilling however, but went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. (Mt 18:31) “So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.
(Mt 18:32) “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me. (Mt 18:33) ‘Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, even as I had mercy on you?’ (Mt 18:34) “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. (Mt 18:35) “So shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”
(Lk 17:5) And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Lk 17:6) And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.
(Lk 17:7) “But which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down to eat’? (Lk 17:8) “But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me until I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you will eat and drink’? (Lk 17:9) “He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? (Lk 17:10) “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'”
(Lk 17:11) And it came about while He was on the way to Jerusalem, that He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. (Lk 17:12) And as He entered a certain village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; (Lk 17:13) and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Lk 17:14) And when He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And it came about that as they were going, they were cleansed. (Lk 17:15) Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, (Lk 17:16) and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. (Lk 17:17) And Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine– where are they? (Lk 17:18) “Was no one found who turned back to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” (Lk 17:19) And He said to him, “Rise, and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
(Lk 17:20) Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;
(Lk 17:21) nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Mt 24:23) “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. (Mt 24:24) “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Mt 24:25) “Behold, I have told you everything in advance. (Mk 13:21-23)
(Lk 17:22) And He said to the disciples, “The days shall come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. (Lk 17:23) “And they will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them. (Mt 24:26) “If therefore they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go forth, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. (Lk 17:24) “For just as the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. (Lk 17:25) “But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. (Mt 24:36) “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (Mt 24:27) (Mk 13:32)
(Lk 17:26) “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days and coming of the Son of Man: (Lk 17:27) they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all, and they did not understand, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. (Mt 24:37-39)
(Lk 17:28) “It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; (Lk 17:29) but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. (Lk 17:30) “It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. (Lk 17:31) “On that day, let not the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house go down to take them away; and likewise let not the one who is in the field turn back. (Lk 17:32) “Remember Lot’s wife.
(Lk 17:33) “Whoever seeks to keep his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall preserve it. (Lk 17:34) “I tell you, on that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken, and the other will be left. (Lk 17:35) “There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken, and the other will be left. (Lk 17:36) [“Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] (Mt 24:40) “Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. (Mt 24:42) “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. (Lk 17:37) And answering they said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also will the vultures be gathered.” (Mt 24:28, 41) (Mk 13:33)
(Mk 13:34) “It is like a man, away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. (Mk 13:35) “Therefore, be on the alert– for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning– (Mk 13:36) lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. (Mk 13:37) “And what I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'”
(Mt 19:1) And it came about that when Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee, and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; (Mt 19:2) and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there. (Mk 10:1)
(Mt 19:3) And some Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all?” (Mt 19:4) And He answered and said, “What did Moses command you? Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, (Mt 19:5) and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh’? (Mt 19:6) “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mk 10:2-3)
(Mt 19:7) They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” (Mt 19:8) He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. (Mk 10:4-9)
(Mk 10:10) And in the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again. (Mt 19:9) “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” (Mk 10:11) And He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; (Mk 10:12) and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”
(Mt 19:10) The disciples said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” (Mt 19:11) But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. (Mt 19:12) “For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”