(Luke 8:1) And it came about soon afterwards, that He began going about from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with Him, (Lk 8:2) and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, (Lk 8:3) and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.
(Mt 13:1) On that day Jesus went out of the house, and was sitting by the sea. (Mk 4:1) And He began to teach again by the sea. And such a very great multitude gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. (Mt 13:2) And great multitudes gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat down, and the whole multitude was standing on the beach.
(Mk 4:2) And He was teaching them many things in parables, and was saying to them in His teaching, (Lk 8:4) And when a great multitude were coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
(Lk 8:5) “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road; and it was trampled under foot, and the birds of the air ate it up. (Mt 13:3-4) (Mk 4:3-4)
(Lk 8:6) “And other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture and because they had no depth of soil. (Mt 13:6) “But when the sun had risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. (Lk 8:7) “And other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it, and choked it out and it yielded no crop. (Mt 13:5, 7) (Mk 4:5-7)
(Lk 8:8) “And other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times, some sixty, and some thirty as great.” As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mt 13:8-9) (Mk 4:8-9)
(Lk 8:9) And as soon as He was alone, His followers, along with the twelve, began questioning Him as to what this parable might be. “Why do You speak to them in parables?” (Lk 8:10) And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside get everything in in parables, in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand, lest they return and be forgiven.” (Mt 13:10, 13) (Mk 4:10)
(Mt 13:12) “For whoever has, to him shall more be given, and he shall have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him. (Mt 13:14) “And in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; and you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; (Mt 13:15) For the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I should heal them.’ (Mt 13:11) (Mk 4:11-12)
(Mt 13:16) “But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. (Mt 13:17) “For truly I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
(Mk 4:13) And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? And how will you understand all the parables? (Lk 8:11) “Now the parable of the sower is this: The sower sows the word and the seed is the word of God. (Lk 8:12) “And those beside the road are those who have heard; then immediately the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. (Mt 13:18-19) (Mk 4:14-15)
(Lk 8:13) “And those on whom seed was sown on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, immediately receive the word with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation, affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately they fall away. (Mt 13:20-21) (Mk 4:16-17)
(Lk 8:14) “And the seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard the word, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and pleasures of this life and the desires for other things, and it becomes unfruitful bringing no fruit to maturity. (Mt 13:22) (Mk 4:18-19)
(Lk 8:15) “And the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and understands it, accept it and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” (Mt 13:23) (Mk 4:20)
(Lk 8:16) “Now no one after lighting a lamp covers it over with a container, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand, in order that those who come in may see the light. (Lk 8:17) “For nothing is hidden that shall not become evident, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. (Mk 4:23) “If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.” (Mk 4:21-22)
(Lk 8:18) “Therefore take care how and what you listen; for whoever has, to him shall more be given, by your standard of measure it shall be measured to you; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.” (Mk 4:24-25)
(Mk 4:26) And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; (Mk 4:27) and goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts up and grows– how, he himself does not know. (Mk 4:28) “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. (Mk 4:29) “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” (Mk 4:30) And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
(Lk 8:19) And His mother and brothers came to Him, seeking to speak to Him, and they were unable to get to Him because of the crowd. (Lk 8:20) And it was reported to Him, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, wishing to see You.” (Lk 8:21) But He answered and said to them, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers? My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it, and whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” (Mt 12:49) And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold, My mother and My brothers! (Mt 12:46-48, 50) (Mk 3:31-35)
(Mt 8:19) And a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.”
(Mt 8:20) And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Mt 8:21) And another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” (Mt 8:22) But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me; and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”
(Lk 8:22) Now it came about on one of those days, when Jesus saw a crowd around Him and when evening had come, that He and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out. (Mt 8:18, 23) (Mk 4:35-36)
(Lk 8:23) But as they were sailing along He fell asleep on the cushion; and a fierce gale of wind descended upon the lake, and the waves were breaking over the boat and they began to be swamped and to be in danger as the boat was already filling up. (Lk 8:24) And they came to Him and woke Him up, saying, ” Teacher, Master, save us. Lord we are perishing!” And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and the surging waves, “Hush, be still” and they stopped, and it became perfectly calm. (Lk 8:25) And He said to them, “Where is your faith? Why are you timid, you men of little faith?” And they were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?” (Mt 8:24-27) (Mk 4:37-41)
(Lk 8:26) And they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. (Lk 8:27) And when He had come out onto the land, He was met by a certain man from the city who was possessed with an unclean spirit or demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs. (Mk 5:3) And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; (Mk 5:4), and no one was strong enough to subdue him. (Mk 5:5) And constantly night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out and gashing himself with stones. (Lk 8:28) And seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and he cried out and fell before Him, and said in a loud voice, “What do I have to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Have You come here to torment us before the time? I beg You, do not torment me.” (Mt 8:28-29) (Mk 5:1-2, 6-7)
(Lk 8:29) For He had been commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the man, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard; and yet he would burst his fetters and be driven by the demon into the desert. (Lk 8:30) And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. (Lk 8:31) And they were entreating Him not to command them to depart into the abyss. (Mk 5:8-10).
(Lk 8:32) Now there was at a distance from them a big herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain; and the demons entreated Him to permit them to enter the swine. “If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine so that we may enter them.” And He gave them permission. And He said to them, “Begone!” (Lk 8:33) And the demons came out from the man and entered the swine, about two thousand of them; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned. (Mt 8:30-32) (Mk 5:11-13)
(Lk 8:34) And when the herdsmen saw what had happened, they ran away and reported everything in the city and out in the country, including the incident of the demoniacs. (Lk 8:35) And all of the people from the city went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the very man who had had the “legion”, from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they became frightened. (Lk 8:36) And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon-possessed had been made well, and all about the swine. (Lk 8:37) And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to depart from them; for they were gripped with great fear; and He got into a boat, and returned. (Mt 8:33-34) (Mk 5:14-17)
(Lk 8:38) And as He was getting into the boat, the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, (Lk 8:39) “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you and how He had mercy on you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole of Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled. (Mk 5:18-20)
(Lk 8:40) And as Jesus returned by boat to the other side, the multitude welcomed Him, for they had all been waiting for Him and He stayed by the seashore. (Lk 8:41) While He was saying these things to them, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was an official of the synagogue; and he fell at Jesus’ feet, and began to entreat Him to come to his house; “My little daughter is at the point of death; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she may get well and will live.” (Lk 8:42) for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went with him, and also His disciples, the multitudes were pressing against Him. (Mt 9:18-19) (Mk 5:21-24)
(Lk 8:43) And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, (Mk 5:26) and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse, after hearing about Jesus, came up in the crowd behind Him. (Mk 5:28) For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I shall get well.” (Lk 8:44) She came up behind Him, and touched the fringe of His cloak; and immediately her hemorrhage stopped, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. (Lk 8:45) And immediately Jesus, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who is the one who touched Me?” And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the multitudes are crowding and pressing upon You.” (Lk 8:46) But Jesus said, “Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.” (Mk 5:31) And His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?'” (Mk 5:32) And He looked around to see the woman who had done this. (Mt 9:20-21) (Mk 5:25, 27, 29-30)
(Lk 8:47) And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed. (Lk 8:48) But Jesus turning and seeing her said to her, “Daughter, take courage your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.” (Mt 9:22) (Mk 5:33-34)
(Mt 9:23) And when Jesus came into the official’s house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd in noisy disorder, (Lk 8:49) While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.” (Lk 8:50) But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, “Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she shall be made well.” (Mk 5:35-36)
(Lk 8:51) And when He had come to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James, and the girl’s father and mother. (Lk 8:52) Now they were all weeping and lamenting for her; but He said, “Why make a commotion and stop weeping, for she has not died, but is asleep.” (Mt 9:24) (Mk 5:37-39)
(Lk 8:53) And they began laughing at Him, knowing that she had died. But putting them all out, He took along the child’s father and mother and His own companions, and entered the room where the child was. (Lk 8:54) He, however, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Talitha kum!” (which translated means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”). (Lk 8:55) And her spirit returned, and she rose immediately and began to walk; for she was twelve years old; and He gave orders for something to be given her to eat. (Lk 8:56) And her parents were amazed; but He gave them strict orders that no one should know about this. (Mt 9:26) And this news went out into all that land. (Mt 9:25) (Mk 5:40-43)
(Mt 9:27) And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, and saying, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” (Mt 9:28) And after He had come into the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” (Mt 9:29) Then He touched their eyes, saying, “Be it done to you according to your faith.”
(Mt 9:30) And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, “See here, let no one know about this!” (Mt 9:31) But they went out, and spread the news about Him in all that land.
(Mt 9:32) And as they were going out, behold, a dumb man, demon-possessed, was brought to Him. (Mt 9:33) And after the demon was cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the multitudes marveled, saying, “Nothing like this was ever seen in Israel.” (Mt 9:34) But the Pharisees were saying, “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.”
(Mt 9:35) And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. (Mt 9:36) And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd. (Mt 9:37) Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. (Mt 9:38) “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”
(Mt 13:24) He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. (Mt 13:25) “But while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. (Mt 13:26) “But when the wheat sprang up and bore grain, then the tares became evident also. (Mt 13:27) “And the slaves of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ (Mt 13:28) “And he said to them, ‘An enemy has done this!’ And the slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?’ (Mt 13:29) “But he said, ‘No; lest while you are gathering up the tares, you may root up the wheat with them. (Mt 13:30) ‘Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”‘”
(Mt 13:31) He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; (Mt 13:32) and this is smaller than all other seeds; but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Mk 4:31-32)
(Mt 13:33) He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”
(Mt 13:34) All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable, but He was explaining everything privately to His own disciples. (Mt 13:35) so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world.” (Mk 4:33-34)
(Mt 13:36) Then He left the multitudes, and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.” (Mt 13:37) And He answered and said, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, (Mt 13:38) and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; (Mt 13:39) and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. (Mt 13:40) “Therefore just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age. (Mt 13:41) “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, (Mt 13:42) and will cast them into the furnace of fire; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Mt 13:43) “Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
(Mt 13:44) “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.
(Mt 13:45) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, (Mt 13:46) and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
(Mt 13:47) “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind; (Mt 13:48) and when it was filled, they drew it up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away. (Mt 13:49) “So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous,
(Mt 13:50) and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Mt 13:51) “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes.” (Mt 13:52) And He said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.” (Mt 13:53) And it came about that when Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.
(Mt 13:54) And coming to His home town and when the Sabbath had come He began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they became astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom, and these miraculous powers? (Mt 13:55) “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? (Mt 13:56) “And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” (Mk 6:1-3)
(Mt 13:57) And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his home town, and among his own relatives and in his own household.” (Mk 6:5) And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands upon a few sick people and healed them. (Mk 6:6) And He wondered at their unbelief. And He was going around the villages teaching. (Mt 13:58) (Mk 6:4)
(Luke 9:1) And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. (Mt 10:5) These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, “Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; (Mt 10:6) but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Lk 9:2) And He sent them out in pairs to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing. (Mt 10:7) “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (Mt 10:8) “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons; freely you received, freely give. (Mt 10:1) (Mk 3:13, 15, 6:7)
(Lk 9:3) And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece, but to wear sandals, for the worker is worthy of his support. (Mt 10:11) “And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it; and abide there until you go away. (Lk 9:4) “And whatever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there. (Mt 10:13) “And if the house is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your greeting of peace return to you. (Mt 10:9-10, 12) (Mk 6:8-10)
(Lk 9:5) “And as for those who do not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.” (Mt 10:15) “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mt 10:14) (Mk 6:11)
(Mt 10:16) “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves. (Mt 10:17) “But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the courts, and scourge you in their synagogues; (Mt 10:18) and you shall even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
(Lk 9:6) And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel that men should repent, and they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing everywhere. (Mk 6:12-13)
(Lk 9:7) Now King Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening, for His name had become well known; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John the Baptist had risen from the dead, that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him;” (Lk 9:8) and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that one of the prophets of old had risen again. (Lk 9:9) And Herod said, “I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see Him. (Mt 14:1-3) (Mk 6:14-16)
(Mk 6:17) For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. (Mk 6:18) For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” (Mk 6:19) And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so; (Mk 6:20) for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe, he feared the multitude. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him. (Mk 6:21) And a strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee; (Mt 14:4-6)
(Mk 6:22) and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you.” (Mk 6:23) And he swore to her, “Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom.” (Mk 6:24) And she went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” (Mk 6:25) And immediately she came in haste before the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me right away the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” (Mt 14:7-8)
(Mk 6:26) And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her. (Mk 6:27) And immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison, (Mk 6:28) and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother. (Mk 6:29) And when his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb, and they went and reported to Jesus. (Mt 14:9-12)
(Lk 9:10) And when the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. And taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida. (Mk 6:31) And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. (Mk 6:32) And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves. (Mk 6:33) And the people saw them going, and many recognized them, and they ran there together on foot from all the cities, and got there ahead of them. (Mk 6:30) (Mt 14:13)
(Jn 5:1) After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. (Jn 5:2) Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. (Jn 5:3) In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters; (Jn 5:4) for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]
(Jn 5:5) And a certain man was there, who had been thirty-eight years in his sickness. (Jn 5:6) When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” (Jn 5:7) The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
(Jn 5:8) Jesus said to him, “Arise, take up your pallet, and walk.” (Jn 5:9) And immediately the man became well, and took up his pallet and began to walk. Now it was the Sabbath on that day. (Jn 5:10) Therefore the Jews were saying to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.” (Jn 5:11) But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Take up your pallet and walk.'” (Jn 5:12) They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your pallet, and walk’?” (Jn 5:13) But he who was healed did not know who it was; for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place.
(Jn 5:14) Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse may befall you.” (Jn 5:15) The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.
(Jn 5:16) And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. (Jn 5:17) But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” (Jn 5:18) For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
(Jn 5:19) Jesus therefore answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. (Jn 5:20) “For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and greater works than these will He show Him, that you may marvel. (Jn 5:21) “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. (Jn 5:22) “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, (Jn 5:23) in order that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
(Jn 5:24) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. (Jn 5:25) “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear shall live. (Jn 5:26) “For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; (Jn 5:27) and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
(Jn 5:28) “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, (Jn 5:29) and shall come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment. (Jn 5:30) “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
(Jn 5:31) “If I alone bear witness of Myself, My testimony is not true. (Jn 5:32) “There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the testimony which He bears of Me is true. (Jn 5:33) “You have sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. (Jn 5:34) “But the witness which I receive is not from man, but I say these things that you may be saved. (Jn 5:35) “He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
(Jn 5:36) “But the witness which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish, the very works that I do, bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. (Jn 5:37) “And the Father who sent Me, He has borne witness of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. (Jn 5:38) “And you do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent. (Jn 5:39) “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; (Jn 5:40) and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life.
(Jn 5:41) “I do not receive glory from men;(Jn 5:42) but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. (Jn 5:43) “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another shall come in his own name, you will receive him. (Jn 5:44) “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another, and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
(Jn 5:45) “Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father; the one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have set your hope. (Jn 5:46) “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote of Me. (Jn 5:47) “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
(Jn 6:1) After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). (Jn 6:2) And a great multitude was following Him, because they were seeing the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. (Jn 6:3) And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples. (Jn 6:4) Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
(Lk 9:11) But the multitudes were aware of this and followed Him; He saw a great multitude, and felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and to teach them many things, and curing those who had need of healing. (Mt 14:14) (Mk 6:34)
(Lk 9:12) And the day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place.” (Jn 6:5) Jesus therefore lifting up His eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to Him, said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?” (Jn 6:6) And this He was saying to test him; for He Himself knew what He was intending to do. (Mt 14:15) (Mk 6:35-36)
(Lk 9:13) But He said to them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said, “We have no more than five barley loaves and two fish from a lad here, unless perhaps we go and buy food and spend two hundred denarii on bread for all these people.” (Mt 14:18) And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” (Mt 14:16-17) (Mk 6:37-38) (Jn 6:7-9)
(Lk 9:14) (For there were about five thousand men. aside from women and children) And He said to His disciples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about fifty each.” (Lk 9:15) And they did so, and had them all recline. (Mk 6:39-40) (Jn 6:10)
(Lk 9:16) And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, and having given thanks, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the multitude. (Lk 9:17) And they all ate and were satisfied; He said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments that nothing may be lost.” and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full of the broken pieces, and also of the fish. (Jn 6:14) When therefore the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is of a truth the Prophet who is to come into the world.” (Jn 6:15) Jesus therefore perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force, to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone. (Mt 14:19-21) (Mk 6:41-44) (Jn 6:11-13)
(Mt 14:22) And immediately He made the disciples get into the boat, and go ahead of Him to the other side to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitudes away. (Jn 6:16) Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, (Jn 6:17) and after getting into a boat, they started to cross the sea to Capernaum. And it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. (Jn 6:18) And the sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. (Jn 6:19) When therefore they had rowed about three or four miles, they beheld Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat; and they were frightened. (Mt 14:23-24) (Mk 6:45-47)
(Mt 14:25) And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, as if He intended to pass by them. (Mt 14:26) And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were frightened, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. (Mt 14:27) But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Mk 6:48-50) (Jn 6:20)
(Mt 14:28) And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” (Mt 14:29) And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. (Mt 14:30) But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” (Mt 14:31) And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Mt 14:32) And when they got into the boat, the wind stopped, immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going and they were greatly astonished. (Mk 6:52) for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened. (Mt 14:33) And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!” (Mt 14:34) And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. (Mk 6:51, 53) (Jn 6:21)
(Mt 14:35) And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; (Mt 14:36) And wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and they began to entreat Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured. (Mk 6:54-56)
(Jn 6:22) The next day the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other small boat there, except one, and that Jesus had not entered with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples had gone away alone. (Jn 6:23) There came other small boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks. (Jn 6:24) When the multitude therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves got into the small boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
(Jn 6:25) And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?” (Jn 6:26) Jesus answered them and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were filled. (Jn 6:27) “Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, even God, has set His seal.”
(Jn 6:28) They said therefore to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” (Jn 6:29) Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (Jn 6:30) They said therefore to Him, “What then do You do for a sign, that we may see, and believe You? What work do You perform? (Jn 6:31) “Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.'” (Jn 6:32) Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. (Jn 6:33) “For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.” (Jn 6:34) They said therefore to Him, “Lord, evermore give us this bread.”
(Jn 6:35) Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. (Jn 6:36) “But I said to you, that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe. (Jn 6:37) “All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. (Jn 6:38) “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. (Jn 6:39) “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. (Jn 6:40) “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”
(Jn 6:41) The Jews therefore were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.” (Jn 6:42) And they were saying, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, ‘I have come down out of heaven’?”
(Jn 6:43) Jesus answered and said to them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. (Jn 6:44) “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. (Jn 6:45) “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught of God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. (Jn 6:46) “Not that any man has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. (Jn 6:47) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. (Jn 6:48) “I am the bread of life. (Jn 6:49) “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. (Jn 6:50) “This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. (Jn 6:51) “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread also which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh.” (Jn 6:52) The Jews therefore began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”
(Jn 6:53) Jesus therefore said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. (Jn 6:54) “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. (Jn 6:55) “For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. (Jn 6:56) “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. (Jn 6:57) “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also shall live because of Me. (Jn 6:58) “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate, and died, he who eats this bread shall live forever.”
(Jn 6:59) These things He said in the synagogue, as He taught in Capernaum. (Jn 6:60) Many therefore of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” (Jn 6:61) But Jesus, conscious that His disciples grumbled at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble? (Jn 6:62) “What then if you should behold the Son of Man ascending where He was before? (Jn 6:63) “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. (Jn 6:64) “But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who it was that would betray Him. (Jn 6:65) And He was saying, “For this reason I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father.” (Jn 6:66) As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew, and were not walking with Him anymore.
(Jn 6:67) Jesus said therefore to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” (Jn 6:68) Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. (Jn 6:69) “And we have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God.”
(Jn 6:70) Jesus answered them, “Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?” (Jn 6:71) Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him.
(Jn 7:1) And after these things Jesus was walking in Galilee; for He was unwilling to walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him. (Jn 7:2) Now the feast of the Jews, the Feast of Booths, was at hand. (Jn 7:3) His brothers therefore said to Him, “Depart from here, and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may behold Your works which You are doing. (Jn 7:4) “For no one does anything in secret, when he himself seeks to be known publicly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” (Jn 7:5) For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
(Jn 7:6) Jesus therefore said to them, “My time is not yet at hand, but your time is always opportune. (Jn 7:7) “The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. (Jn 7:8) “Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come.” (Jn 7:9) And having said these things to them, He stayed in Galilee.
(Jn 7:10) But when His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He Himself also went up, not publicly, but as it were, in secret. (Jn 7:11) The Jews therefore were seeking Him at the feast, and were saying, “Where is He?” (Jn 7:12) And there was much grumbling among the multitudes concerning Him; some were saying, “He is a good man”; others were saying, “No, on the contrary, He leads the multitude astray.” (Jn 7:13) Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for fear of the Jews.
(Jn 7:14) But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach. (Jn 7:15) The Jews therefore were marveling, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?” (Jn 7:16) Jesus therefore answered them, and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. (Jn 7:17) “If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself. (Jn 7:18) “He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. (Jn 7:19) “Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”
(Jn 7:20) The multitude answered, “You have a demon! Who seeks to kill You?”
(Jn 7:21) Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one deed, and you all marvel. (Jn 7:22) “On this account Moses has given you circumcision (not because it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a man. (Jn 7:23) “If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath that the Law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made an entire man well on the Sabbath? (Jn 7:24) “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
(Jn 7:25) Therefore some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this not the man whom they are seeking to kill? (Jn 7:26) “And look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they? (Jn 7:27) “However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from.”
(Jn 7:28) Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know Me and know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. (Jn 7:29) “I know Him; because I am from Him, and He sent Me.”
(Jn 7:30) They were seeking therefore to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come. (Jn 7:31) But many of the multitude believed in Him; and they were saying, “When the Christ shall come, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?”
(Jn 7:32) The Pharisees heard the multitude muttering these things about Him; and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him. (Jn 7:33) Jesus therefore said, “For a little while longer I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me. (Jn 7:34) “You shall seek Me, and shall not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.”
(Jn 7:35) The Jews therefore said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we shall not find Him? He is not intending to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks, is He? (Jn 7:36) “What is this statement that He said, ‘You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”
(Jn 7:37) Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. (Jn 7:38) “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'” (Jn 7:39) But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
(Jn 7:40) Some of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, “This certainly is the Prophet.” (Jn 7:41) Others were saying, “This is the Christ.” Still others were saying, “Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He? (Jn 7:42) “Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” (Jn 7:43) So there arose a division in the multitude because of Him. (Jn 7:44) And some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
(Jn 7:45) The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, “Why did you not bring Him?” (Jn 7:46) The officers answered, “Never did a man speak the way this man speaks.” (Jn 7:47) The Pharisees therefore answered them, “You have not also been led astray, have you? (Jn 7:48) “No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he? (Jn 7:49) “But this multitude which does not know the Law is accursed.” (Jn 7:50) Nicodemus said to them (he who came to Him before, being one of them), (Jn 7:51) “Our Law does not judge a man, unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?” (Jn 7:52) They answered and said to him, “You are not also from Galilee, are you? Search, and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee.” (Jn 7:53) [And everyone went to his home.
(Jn 8:1) But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. (Jn 8:2) And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. (Jn 8:3) And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst, (Jn 8:4) they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. (Jn 8:5) “Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” (Jn 8:6) And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. (Jn 8:7) But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” (Jn 8:8) And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. (Jn 8:9) And when they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the midst. (Jn 8:10) And straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” (Jn 8:11) And she said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go your way. From now on sin no more.”]
(Jn 8:12) Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (Jn 8:13) The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You are bearing witness of Yourself; your witness is not true.” (Jn 8:14) Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I bear witness of myself, My witness is true; for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from, or where I am going. (Jn 8:15) “You people judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. (Jn 8:16) “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and He who sent me. (Jn 8:17) “Even in your law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true. (Jn 8:18) “I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me.”
(Jn 8:19) And so they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me, nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” (Jn 8:20) These words He spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because His hour had not yet come. (Jn 8:21) He said therefore again to them, “I go away, and you shall seek Me, and shall die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” (Jn 8:22) Therefore the Jews were saying, “Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” (Jn 8:23) And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. (Jn 8:24) “I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins.”
(Jn 8:25) And so they were saying to Him, “Who are You?” Jesus said to them, “What have I been saying to you from the beginning? (Jn 8:26) “I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.” (Jn 8:27) They did not realize that He had been speaking to them about the Father. (Jn 8:28) Jesus therefore said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. (Jn 8:29) “And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” (Jn 8:30) As He spoke these things, many came to believe in Him.
(Jn 8:31) Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; (Jn 8:32) and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Jn 8:33) They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s offspring, and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You shall become free’?”
(Jn 8:34) Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. (Jn 8:35) “And the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. (Jn 8:36) “If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. (Jn 8:37) “I know that you are Abraham’s offspring; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. (Jn 8:38) “I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”
(Jn 8:39) They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. (Jn 8:40) “But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. (Jn 8:41) “You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”
(Jn 8:42) Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me; for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. (Jn 8:43) “Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. (Jn 8:44) “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies. (Jn 8:45) “But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. (Jn 8:46) “Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? (Jn 8:47) “He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.”
(Jn 8:48) The Jews answered and said to Him, “Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?” (Jn 8:49) Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. (Jn 8:50) “But I do not seek My glory; there is One who seeks and judges. (Jn 8:51) “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”
(Jn 8:52) The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word, he shall never taste of death.’ (Jn 8:53) “Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham, who died? The prophets died too; whom do You make Yourself out to be?”
(Jn 8:54) Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’; (Jn 8:55) and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you, but I do know Him, and keep His word. (Jn 8:56) “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” (Jn 8:57) The Jews therefore said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” (Jn 8:58) Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (Jn 8:59) Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple.
(Jn 9:1) And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. (Jn 9:2) And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” (Jn 9:3) Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him. (Jn 9:4) “We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work. (Jn 9:5) “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
(Jn 9:6) When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, (Jn 9:7) and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, sent). And so he went away and washed, and came back seeing. (Jn 9:8) The neighbors therefore, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, “Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?” (Jn 9:9) Others were saying, “This is he,” still others were saying, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the one.”
(Jn 9:10) Therefore they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?” (Jn 9:11) He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam, and wash’; so I went away and washed, and I received sight.” (Jn 9:12) And they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”
(Jn 9:13) They brought to the Pharisees him who was formerly blind. (Jn 9:14) Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. (Jn 9:15) Again, therefore, the Pharisees also were asking him how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
(Jn 9:16) Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?” And there was a division among them. (Jn 9:17) They said therefore to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”
(Jn 9:18) The Jews therefore did not believe it of him, that he had been blind, and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight, (Jn 9:19) and questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?”
(Jn 9:20) His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; (Jn 9:21) but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he shall speak for himself.”
(Jn 9:22) His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed, that if anyone should confess Him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. (Jn 9:23) For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
(Jn 9:24) So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.” (Jn 9:25) He therefore answered, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.” (Jn 9:26) They said therefore to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” (Jn 9:27) He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?”
(Jn 9:28) And they reviled him, and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. (Jn 9:29) “We know that God has spoken to Moses; but as for this man, we do not know where He is from.” (Jn 9:30) The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes. (Jn 9:31) “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing, and does His will, He hears him. (Jn 9:32) “Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. (Jn 9:33) “If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.” (Jn 9:34) They answered and said to him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they put him out.
(Jn 9:35) Jesus heard that they had put him out; and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” (Jn 9:36) He answered and said, “And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” (Jn 9:37) Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” (Jn 9:38) And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. (Jn 9:39) And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see; and that those who see may become blind.” (Jn 9:40) Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” (Jn 9:41) Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
(Jn 10:1) “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. (Jn 10:2) “But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. (Jn 10:3) “To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. (Jn 10:4) “When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. (Jn 10:5) “And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.” (Jn 10:6) This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.
(Jn 10:7) Jesus therefore said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. (Jn 10:8) “All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. (Jn 10:9) “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (Jn 10:10) “The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.
(Jn 10:11) “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. (Jn 10:12) “He who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf snatches them, and scatters them. (Jn 10:13) “He flees because he is a hireling, and is not concerned about the sheep.
(Jn 10:14) “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me, (Jn 10:15) even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. (Jn 10:16) “And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd. (Jn 10:17) “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. (Jn 10:18) “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
(Jn 10:19) There arose a division again among the Jews because of these words. (Jn 10:20) And many of them were saying, “He has a demon and is insane. Why do you listen to Him?” (Jn 10:21) Others were saying, “These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?”
(Jn 10:22) At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; (Jn 10:23) it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. (Jn 10:24) The Jews therefore gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” (Jn 10:25) Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these bear witness of Me. (Jn 10:26) “But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep. (Jn 10:27) “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; (Jn 10:28) and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. (Jn 10:29) “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. (Jn 10:30) “I and the Father are one.”
(Jn 10:31) The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. (Jn 10:32) Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” (Jn 10:33) The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
(Jn 10:34) Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? (Jn 10:35) “If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
(Jn 10:36) do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
(Jn 10:37) “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; (Jn 10:38) but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” (Jn 10:39) Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.
(Jn 10:40) And He went away again beyond the Jordan to the place where John was first baptizing, and He was staying there. (Jn 10:41) And many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true.” (Jn 10:42) And many believed in Him there.
(Mk 7:1) And the Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered together around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, (Mk 7:2) and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed. (Mk 7:3) (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders; (Mk 7:4) and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.) (Mk 7:5) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?” (Mk 7:6) And He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. (Mk 7:7) ‘But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ (Mt 15:1-2)
(Mk 7:8) “Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” (Mk 7:9) He was also saying to them, “You nicely set aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition. (Mk 7:10) “For God said through Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death’; (Mk 7:11) but you say, ‘If a man says to his father or his mother, anything of mine you might have been helped by is Corban (that is to say, given to God),’ (Mk 7:12) you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother; (Mk 7:13) thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.” (Mt 15:3-9)
(Mk 7:14) And after He called the multitude to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: (Mk 7:15) there is nothing outside the man which going into the mouth can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man. (Mk 7:16) [“If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.”] (Mt 15:10-11)
(Mt 15:12) Then the disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?” (Mt 15:13) But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up. (Mt 15:14) “Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
(Mk 7:17) And when leaving the multitude, He had entered the house, His disciples questioned Him about the parable. (Mk 7:18) And He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him; (Mk 7:19) because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” Thus He declared all foods clean.) (Mk 7:20) And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. (Mk 7:21) “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, (Mk 7:22) deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. (Mk 7:23) “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.” (Mt 15:15-20)
(Mk 7:24) And from there He arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; yet He could not escape notice. (Mt 15:22) And behold, a Canaanite woman of the Syrophoenician race came out from that region, and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” (Mt 15:23) But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came to Him and kept asking Him, saying, “Send her away, for she is shouting out after us.” (Mt 15:24) But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Mt 15:25) But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” (Mt 15:26) And He answered and said, “Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” (Mt 15:27) But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” (Mt 15:28) Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; be it done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once. (Mk 7:30) And going back to her home, she found the child lying on the bed, the demon having departed. (Mt 15:21) (Mk 7:25-29)
(Mt 15:29) And departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, within the region of Decapolis, and having gone up to the mountain, He was sitting there. (Mt 15:30) And great multitudes came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, dumb, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them, (Mt 15:31) so that the multitude marveled as they saw the dumb speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel. (Mk 7:31)
(Mk 7:32) And they brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they entreated Him to lay His hand upon him. (Mk 7:33) And He took him aside from the multitude by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva; (Mk 7:34) and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!” (Mk 7:35) And his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and he began speaking plainly. (Mk 7:36) And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it. (Mk 7:37) And they were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”
(Mk 8:1) In those days again, when there was a great multitude and they had nothing to eat, He called His disciples and said to them, (Mk 8:2) “I feel compassion for the multitude because they have remained with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; (Mk 8:3) and if I send them away hungry to their home, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a distance.” (Mk 8:4) And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough to satisfy these men with bread here in a desolate place?” (Mk 8:5) And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.” (Mt 15:32-34)
(Mk 8:6) And He directed the multitude to sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to serve to them, and they served them to the multitude. (Mk 8:7) They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be served as well. (Mk 8:8) And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces. (Mk 8:9) And about four thousand men besides women and children were there; and He sent them away. (Mt 15:35-38)
(Mt 15:39) And sending away the multitudes, He got into the boat, and came to the region of Magadan, to the district of Dalmanutha. (Mt 16:1) And the Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Him asked Him to show them a sign from heaven. (Mt 16:2) But He answered and said to them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ (Mt 16:3) “And in the morning, ‘There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening. ‘Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? (Mt 16:4) “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” And He left them, and went away. (Mk 8:10-12)
(Mk 8:13) And leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side. (Mk 8:14) And they had forgotten to take bread; and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. (Mk 8:15) And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the leaven of Herod.” (Mt 16:7) And they began to discuss among themselves, saying, “It is because we took no bread.” (Mk 8:16) And they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. (Mt 16:5-6)
(Mt 16:8) But Jesus, aware of this, said, “You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember, (Mt 16:9) “Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? “They said to Him,” Twelve.” (Mt 16:10) “Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets you took up? And they said to Him, “Seven.” (Mt 16:11) “How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (Mt 16:12) Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Mk 8:17-21)
(Mk 8:22) And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to Him, and entreated Him to touch him. (Mk 8:23) And taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes, and laying His hands upon him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” (Mk 8:24) And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I am seeing them like trees, walking about.”
(Mk 8:25) Then again He laid His hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly. (Mk 8:26) And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”
(Lk 9:18) And it came about that while He was praying alone into the district of Caesarea Philippi,, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the multitudes say that I am?” (Lk 9:19) And they answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets of old has risen again.” (Lk 9:20) And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God, the Son of the living God.”
(Mt 16:13-16) (Mk 8:27-29)
(Mt 16:17) And Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 16:18) “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. (Mt 16:19) “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
(Lk 9:21) But He warned them, and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, (Lk 9:22) From that time Jesus Christ began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.” (Mt 16:20-21) (Mk 8:30-31)
(Mt 16:22) And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” (Mt 16:23) But He turned around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” (Mk 8:32-33)
(Lk 9:23) And He was saying to the multitude with His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. (Lk 9:24) “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s, he is the one who will find it and save it. (Lk 9:25) “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself and his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mt 16:24-26) (Mk 8:34-37)
(Mt 16:27) “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds. (Lk 9:26) “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Lk 9:27) “But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” (Mt 16:28) (Mk 8:38, 9:1)
(Lk 9:28) And some eight days after these sayings, it came about that He took along Peter and John and James, and went up to a high mountain to pray. (Lk 9:29) And while He was praying, He was transfigured before them, the appearance of His face became different, and His clothing became white and gleaming as no launderer on earth can whiten them. (Lk 9:30) And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah, (Lk 9:31) who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. (Mt 17:1-3) (Mk 9:2-4)
(Lk 9:32) Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him. (Lk 9:33) And it came about, as these were parting from Him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah”– not realizing what he was saying. (Mt 17:4) (Mk 9:5)
(Lk 9:34) And while he was saying this, a bright cloud formed and began to overshadow them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. (Lk 9:35) And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, My Chosen One, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!” (Mt 17:6) And when the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were much afraid. (Mt 17:7) And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” (Lk 9:36) And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and reported to no one in those days any of the things which they had seen. (Mt 17:5, 8) (Mk 9:6-8)
(Mt 17:9) And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.” (Mk 9:10) And they seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead might mean. (Mt 17:10) And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” (Mt 17:11) And He answered and said, “Elijah is coming and will restore all things; (Mt 17:12) but I say to you, that Elijah already came to restore all things, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer many things at their hands and be treated with contempt.” (Mt 17:13) Then the disciples understood that He had spoken to them about John the Baptist. (Mk 9:9, 11-13)
(Lk 9:37) And it came about on the next day, that when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met Him. (Mk 9:15) And immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed, and began running up to greet Him. (Mk 9:16) And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?” (Mk 9:14)
(Lk 9:38) And behold, a man from the multitude came up to Him, falling on his knees before Him, shouted out, saying, “Teacher, I beg You to look at my son, for he is my only boy, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute (Lk 9:39) and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly screams, and it throws him to the ground into a convulsion with foaming at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and stiffens out, and as it mauls him, it scarcely leaves him for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. (Lk 9:40) “And I begged Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not.” (Mt 17:14-16) (Mk 9:17-18)
(Lk 9:41) And Jesus answered and said, “O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you, and put up with you? Bring your son here.” (Mk 9:20) And they brought the boy to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling about and foaming at the mouth. (Mk 9:21) And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. (Mk 9:22) “And it has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” (Mk 9:23) And Jesus said to him,”‘ If You can!’ All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mk 9:24) Immediately the boy’s father cried out and began saying, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” (Mt 17:17) (Mk 9:19)
(Lk 9:42) And while he was still approaching, the demon dashed him to the ground, and threw him into a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again,” and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. (Mk 9:26) And after crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!” (Mk 9:27) But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. (Mt 17:18) (Mk 9:25)
(Mt 17:19) Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” (Mt 17:20) And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. (Mt 17:21) [“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”] (Mk 9:28-29)
(Mk 9:30) And from there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He was unwilling for anyone to know about it. (Lk 9:43) And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. But while everyone was marveling at all that He was doing, He said to His disciples, (Lk 9:44) “Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.” And they were deeply grieved. (Lk 9:45) But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they might not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement. (Mt 17:22-23) (Mk 9:31-32)
(Mt 17:24) And when they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma tax came to Peter, and said, “Does your teacher not pay the two-drachma tax?” (Mt 17:25) He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?” (Mt 17:26) And upon his saying, “From strangers,” Jesus said to him, “Consequently the sons are exempt. (Mt 17:27) “But, lest we give them offense, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a stater. Take that and give it to them for you and Me.”
(Mk 9:33) And they came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?” (Lk 9:46) And an argument arose among them as to which of them might be the greatest. (Mk 9:34) But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest.
(Mk 9:35) And sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.” (Lk 9:47) But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side, (Lk 9:48) and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for he who is least among you, this is the one who is great.” (Mt 18:3) and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 18:4) “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 18:1-2) (Mk 9:36-37)
(Lk 9:49) And John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to hinder him because he does not follow along with us.” (Lk 9:50) But Jesus said to him, “Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you, for there is no one who shall perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me.” (Mk 9:41) “For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. (Mk 9:38-40)
(Lk 9:51) And it came about, when the days were approaching for His ascension, that He resolutely set His face to go to Jerusalem; (Lk 9:52) and He sent messengers on ahead of Him. And they went, and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make arrangements for Him. (Lk 9:53) And they did not receive Him, because He was journeying with His face toward Jerusalem. (Lk 9:54) And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (Lk 9:55) But He turned and rebuked them, [and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; (Lk 9:56) for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.”] And they went on to another village.
(Lk 9:57) As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” (Lk 9:58) And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Lk 9:59) And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” (Lk 9:60) But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” (Lk 9:61) Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.” (Lk 9:62) But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
(Luke 10:1) Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. (Lk 10:2) And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Lk 10:3) “Go your ways; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. (Lk 10:4) “Carry no purse, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way. (Lk 10:5) “And whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ (Lk 10:6) “And if a man of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him; but if not, it will return to you. (Lk 10:7) “And stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.
(Lk 10:8) “And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you; (Lk 10:9) and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ (Lk 10:10) “But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, (Lk 10:11) ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’
(Mt 11:20) Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. (Lk 10:12) “I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Lk 10:13) “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. (Lk 10:14) “But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. (Lk 10:15) “And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades, for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. (Mt 11:21-24)
(Lk 10:16) “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.” (Lk 10:17) And the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
(Lk 10:18) And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. (Lk 10:19) “Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall injure you. (Lk 10:20) “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”
(Lk 10:21) At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst hide these things from the wise and intelligent and didst reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight. (Lk 10:22) “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” (Mt 11:25-27)
(Lk 10:23) And turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, (Lk 10:24) for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”
(Mt 11:28) “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. (Mt 11:29) “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. (Mt 11:30) “For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”
(Lk 10:25) And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Lk 10:26) And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?” (Lk 10:27) And he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” (Lk 10:28) And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” (Lk 10:29) But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
(Lk 10:30) Jesus replied and said, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. (Lk 10:31) “And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. (Lk 10:32) “And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. (Lk 10:33) “But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, (Lk 10:34) and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (Lk 10:35) “And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.’ (Lk 10:36) “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” (Lk 10:37) And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do the same.”
(Lk 10:38) Now as they were traveling along, He entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. (Lk 10:39) And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s word, seated at His feet. (Lk 10:40) But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him, and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” (Lk 10:41) But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; (Lk 10:42) but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
(Luke 11:1) And it came about that while He was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” (Lk 11:2) And He said to them, “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. (Lk 11:3) ‘Give us each day our daily bread. (Lk 11:4) ‘And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.] ‘”
(Mt 6:14) “For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Mt 6:15) “But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. (Mt 6:9-13)
(Lk 11:5) And He said to them, “Suppose one of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; (Lk 11:6) for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; (Lk 11:7) and from inside he shall answer and say,’ Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ (Lk 11:8) “I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
(Lk 11:9) “And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. (Lk 11:10) “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. (Lk 11:11) “Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? (Lk 11:12) “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? (Lk 11:13) “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
(Lk 11:14) Then there was brought to Him a demon-possessed man who was blind and dumb, and He was casting out a demon, and it was dumb; and it came about that when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke and saw; and the multitudes marveled, and began to say, “This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?” (Mt 12:22-23)
(Lk 11:15) But when the Pharisees and the scribes who came down from Jerusalem heard it, some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons.” (Lk 11:16) And others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven. (Mt 12:24) (Mk 3:22)
(Mk 3:23) And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? (Lk 11:17) But He knew their thoughts, and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls. (Lk 11:18) “And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. (Lk 11:19) “And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Consequently they shall be your judges. (Lk 11:20) “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit and finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (Mt 12:25-27) (Mk 3:24-26)
(Lk 11:21) “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own homestead, his possessions are undisturbed; (Lk 11:22) but when someone stronger than he attacks him and overpowers him and first binds the strong man, he takes away from him all his armor on which he had relied, and distributes his plunder. (Mt 12:28-29) (Mk 3:27)
(Lk 11:23) “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters. (Mt 12:31) “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven the sons of men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. (Mt 12:32) “And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall blaspheme or speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” (Mk 3:30) because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mt 12:30) (Mk 3:28-29)
(Lk 11:24) “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ (Lk 11:25) “And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. (Lk 11:26) “Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came’, then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more wicked and evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. That is the way it will also be with this evil generation.” (Mt 12:43-45)
(Mt 12:33) “Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. (Mt 12:34) “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. (Mt 12:35) “The good man out of his good treasure brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth what is evil. (Mt 12:36) “And I say to you, that every careless word that men shall speak, they shall render account for it in the day of judgment. (Mt 12:37) “For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.”
(Lk 11:27) And it came about while He said these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice, and said to Him, “Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts at which You nursed.”
(Lk 11:28) But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and observe it.”
(Mt 12:38) Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” (Lk 11:29) And as the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. (Lk 11:30) “For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so shall so shall the Son of Man be to this generation, as the Son of Man shall be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, (Mt 12:39-40)
(Lk 11:31) “The Queen of the South shall rise up with the men of this generation at the judgment and condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. (Lk 11:32) “The men of Nineveh shall stand up with this generation at the judgment and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. (Mt 12:41-42)
(Lk 11:33) “No one, after lighting a lamp, puts it away in a cellar, nor under a peck-measure, but on the lampstand, in order that those who enter may see the light. (Mt 5:14) “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. (Mt 5:15) “Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. (Mt 5:16) “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
(Lk 11:34) “The lamp of your body is your eye; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. (Lk 11:35) “Then watch out that the light in you may not be darkness, If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (Lk 11:36) “If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it shall be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.” (Mt 6:22-23)
(Lk 11:37) Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee asked Him to have lunch with him; and He went in, and reclined at the table. (Lk 11:38) And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal. (Lk 11:39) But the Lord said to him, “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness and self-indulgence. (Mt 23:26) “You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. (Lk 11:40) “You foolish ones, did not He who made the outside make the inside also? (Lk 11:41) “But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you. (Mt 23:25)
(Mt 23:14) [“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, even while for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you shall receive greater condemnation.]
(Mt 23:15) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel about on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. (Mt 23:16) “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.’ (Mt 23:17) “You fools and blind men; which is more important, the gold, or the temple that sanctified the gold? (Mt 23:18) “And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering upon it, he is obligated.’ (Mt 23:19) “You blind men, which is more important, the offering or the altar that sanctifies the offering? (Mt 23:20) “Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears both by the altar and by everything on it. (Mt 23:21) “And he who swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it. (Mt 23:22) “And he who swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it.
(Lk 11:42) “But woe to you scribes and Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint, dill and cummin and rue and every kind of garden herb, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law and disregard justice, mercy, faithfulness, and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. (Mt 23:24) “You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! (Mt 23:23)
(Lk 11:43) “Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the front seats in the synagogues, and the respectful greetings in the market places. (Lk 11:44) “Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.” (Mt 23:27) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. (Mt 23:28) “Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
(Lk 11:45) And one of the lawyers said to Him in reply, “Teacher, when You say this, you insult us too.” (Lk 11:46) But He said, “Woe to you lawyers as well! For you weigh men down with burdens hard to bear, while you yourselves will not even touch the burdens with one of your fingers. (Lk 11:47) “Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and it was your fathers who killed them. (Mt 23:30) and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ (Lk 11:48) “Consequently, you are witnesses and approve the deeds of your fathers; because it was they who killed them, and you build their tombs. (Mt 23:31) “Consequently you bear witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. (Mt 23:32) “Fill up then the measure of the guilt of your fathers. (Mt 23:29)
(Lk 11:49) “For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute, (Lk 11:50) in order that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,
(Lk 11:51) from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, who perished between the altar and the house of God; yes, I tell you, it shall be charged against this generation.’ (Mt 23:33) “You serpents, you brood of vipers, how shall you escape the sentence of hell? (Mt 23:34) “Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, (Mt 23:36) “Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation. (Mt 23:35).
(Mt 23:37) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling. (Mt 23:38) “Behold, your house is being left to you desolate!
(Mt 23:39) “For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'”
(Lk 11:52) “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.” (Mt 23:13) “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
(Lk 11:53) And when He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects, (Lk 11:54) plotting against Him, to catch Him in something He might say.