Combined Gospel Luke 12-17 (NASB)

(Luke 12:1) Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Lk 12:2) “Therefore do not fear them, but there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. (Mt 10:26)


(Lk 12:3) “Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Mt 10:27) “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.


(Lk 12:4) “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and soul, and after that have no more that they can do. (Lk 12:5) “But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed the body has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him! (Lk 12:6) “Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God and will fall to the ground. (Lk 12:7) “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Mt 10:28-31)


(Lk 12:8) “And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man shall confess him also before My Father who is in heaven and the angels of God; (Lk 12:9) but he who denies Me before men shall be denied before My Father who is in heaven and the angels of God. (Lk 12:10) “And everyone who will speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him. (Mt 10:32-33)


(Lk 12:11) “And when they deliver you up and bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not become anxious about how or what you should speak in your defense, or what you should say; (Lk 12:12) for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (Mt 10:20) “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. (Mt 10:19)


(Mt 10:21) “And brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. (Mt 10:22) “And you will be hated by all on account of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. (Mt 10:23) “But whenever they persecute you in this city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you shall not finish going through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man comes. (Mt 10:24) “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. (Mt 10:25) “It is enough for the disciple that he become as his teacher, and the slave as his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!


(Lk 12:13) And someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” (Lk 12:14) But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbiter over you?” (Lk 12:15) And He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”


(Lk 12:16) And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a certain rich man was very productive. (Lk 12:17) “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ (Lk 12:18) “And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. (Lk 12:19) ‘And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”‘ (Lk 12:20) “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’ (Lk 12:21) “So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”


(Lk 12:22) And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. (Lk 12:23) “For life is more than food, and the body than clothing. (Lk 12:24) “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; and they have no storeroom nor barn; and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! (Lk 12:25) “And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? (Lk 12:26) “If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why are you anxious about other matters? (Lk 12:27) “Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. (Lk 12:28) “But if God so arrays the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you, O men of little faith!


(Lk 12:29) “And do not seek what you shall eat, and what you shall drink, and do not keep worrying. (Lk 12:30) “For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. (Lk 12:31) “But seek for His kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.


(Lk 12:32) “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. (Lk 12:33) “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves purses which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near, nor moth destroys. (Lk 12:34) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


(Lk 12:35) “Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight. (Lk 12:36) “And be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. (Lk 12:37) “Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. (Lk 12:38) “Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. (Lk 12:39) “And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. (Lk 12:40) “You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”


(Lk 12:41) And Peter said, “Lord, are You addressing this parable to us, or to everyone else as well?” (Lk 12:42) And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? (Lk 12:43) “Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. (Lk 12:44) “Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. (Lk 12:45) “But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk; (Lk 12:46) the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. (Lk 12:47) “And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes, (Lk 12:48) but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.


(Lk 12:49) “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! (Lk 12:50) “But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! (Lk 12:51) “Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather but a sword and division; (Lk 12:52) for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. (Lk 12:53) “They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Mt 10:36) and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. (Mt 10:34-35)


(Mt 10:37) “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

(Mt 10:38) “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. (Mt 10:39) “He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it. (Mt 10:40) “He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. (Mt 10:41) “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. (Mt 10:42) “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you he shall not lose his reward.”


(Lk 12:54) And He was also saying to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming,’ and so it turns out. (Lk 12:55) “And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, ‘It will be a hot day,’ and it turns out that way. (Lk 12:56) “You hypocrites! You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?


(Lk 12:57) “And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right? (Lk 12:58) “For while you are going with your opponent to appear before the magistrate, on your way there make an effort to settle with him, in order that he may not drag you before the judge, and the judge turn you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. (Lk 12:59) “I say to you, you shall not get out of there until you have paid the very last cent.”


(Luke 13:1) Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. (Lk 13:2) And He answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered this fate? (Lk 13:3) “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Lk 13:4) “Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? (Lk 13:5) “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”


(Lk 13:6) And He began telling this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and did not find any. (Lk 13:7) “And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’ (Lk 13:8) “And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; (Lk 13:9) and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.'”


(Lk 13:10) And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. (Lk 13:11) And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. (Lk 13:12) And when Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” (Lk 13:13) And He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God.


(Lk 13:14) And the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the multitude in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; therefore come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” (Lk 13:15) But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead him away to water him? (Lk 13:16) “And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” (Lk 13:17) And as He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire multitude was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.


(Lk 13:18) Therefore He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? (Lk 13:19) “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree; and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” (Lk 13:20) And again He said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?

(Lk 13:21) “It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”


(Lk 13:22) And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. (Lk 13:23) And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, (Lk 13:24) “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (Lk 13:25) “Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ (Lk 13:26) “Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; (Lk 13:27) and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers.’


(Lk 13:28) “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being cast out. (Lk 13:29) “And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. (Lk 13:30) “And behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”


(Lk 13:31) Just at that time some Pharisees came up, saying to Him, “Go away and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” (Lk 13:32) And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.’ (Lk 13:33) “Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem. (Lk 13:34) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! (Lk 13:35) “Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'”


(Luke 14:1) And it came about when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching Him closely. (Lk 14:2) And there, in front of Him was a certain man suffering from dropsy. (Lk 14:3) And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” (Lk 14:4) But they kept silent. And He took hold of him, and healed him, and sent him away. (Lk 14:5) And He said to them, “Which one of you shall have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” (Lk 14:6) And they could make no reply to this.


(Lk 14:7) And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table; saying to them, (Lk 14:8) “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, (Lk 14:9) and he who invited you both shall come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. (Lk 14:10) “But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. (Lk 14:11) “For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”


(Lk 14:12) And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and repayment come to you. (Lk 14:13) “But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, (Lk 14:14) and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”


(Lk 14:15) And when one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed is everyone who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” (Lk 14:16) But He said to him, “A certain man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; (Lk 14:17) and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ (Lk 14:18) “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.’ (Lk 14:19) “And another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.’ (Lk 14:20) “And another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’


(Lk 14:21) “And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ (Lk 14:22) “And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ (Lk 14:23) “And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. (Lk 14:24) ‘For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'”


(Lk 14:25) Now great multitudes were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, (Lk 14:26) “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. (Lk 14:27) “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. (Lk 14:28) “For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? (Lk 14:29) “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, (Lk 14:30) saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’


(Lk 14:31) “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? (Lk 14:32) “Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace. (Lk 14:33) “So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.


(Lk 14:34) “Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? (Lk 14:35) “It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”


(Luke 15:1) Now all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. (Lk 15:2) And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”


(Lk 15:3) And He told them this parable, saying, (Lk 15:4) “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? (Lk 15:5) “And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing., he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. (Lk 15:6) “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ (Lk 15:7) “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. (Mt 18:14) “Thus it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish. (Mt 18:12-13)


(Lk 15:8) “Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? (Lk 15:9) “And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’ (Lk 15:10) “In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”


(Lk 15:11) And He said, “A certain man had two sons; (Lk 15:12) and the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ And he divided his wealth between them. (Lk 15:13) “And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. (Lk 15:14) “Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be in need. (Lk 15:15) “And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (Lk 15:16) “And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.


(Lk 15:17) “But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! (Lk 15:18) ‘I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; (Lk 15:19) I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘ (Lk 15:20) “And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him. (Lk 15:21) “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ (Lk 15:22) “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; (Lk 15:23) and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry; (Lk 15:24) for this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.


(Lk 15:25) “Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. (Lk 15:26) “And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things might be. (Lk 15:27) “And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ (Lk 15:28) “But he became angry, and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began entreating him. (Lk 15:29) “But he answered and said to his father, ‘Look! For so many years I have been serving you, and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a kid, that I might be merry with my friends; (Lk 15:30) but when this son of yours came, who has devoured your wealth with harlots, you killed the fattened calf for him.’ (Lk 15:31) “And he said to him, ‘My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. (Lk 15:32) ‘But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'”


(Luke 16:1) Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and this steward was reported to him as squandering his possessions. (Lk 16:2) “And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’ (Lk 16:3) “And the steward said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the stewardship away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. (Lk 16:4) ‘I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the stewardship, they will receive me into their homes.’


(Lk 16:5) “And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ (Lk 16:6) “And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ (Lk 16:7) “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ (Lk 16:8) “And his master praised the unrighteous steward because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light. (Lk 16:9) “And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.


(Lk 16:10) “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. (Lk 16:11) “If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you? (Lk 16:12) “And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? (Lk 16:13) “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”


(Lk 16:14) Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at Him. (Lk 16:15) And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God. (Lk 16:16) “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it. (Lk 16:17) “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.


(Lk 16:18) “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.


(Lk 16:19) “Now there was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day. (Lk 16:20) “And a certain poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, (Lk 16:21) and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. (Lk 16:22) “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.


(Lk 16:23) “And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. (Lk 16:24) “And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue; for I am in agony in this flame.’ (Lk 16:25) “But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. (Lk 16:26) ‘And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, in order that those who wish to come over from here to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’


(Lk 16:27) “And he said, ‘Then I beg you, Father, that you send him to my father’s house– (Lk 16:28) for I have five brothers– that he may warn them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ (Lk 16:29) “But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ (Lk 16:30) “But he said, ‘No, Father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ (Lk 16:31) “But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.'”


(Luke 17:1) And He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks should come, but woe to him through whom they come! (Lk 17:2) “It would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the depth of the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble who believe in Me. (Mt 18:6-7) (Mk 9:42)


(Mk 9:43) “And if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, (Mk 9:44) [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] (Mk 9:45) “And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than having your two feet, to be cast into hell, (Mk 9:46) [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] (Mk 9:47) “And if your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell, (Mk 9:48) where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. (Mt 18:8-9)


(Mt 18:10) “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 18:11) [“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]


(Mt 18:15) “And if your brother sins, go and reprove him in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. (Mt 18:16) “But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed. (Mt 18:17) “And if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax-gatherer. (Mt 18:18) “Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Mt 18:19) “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. (Mt 18:20) “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”


(Lk 17:3) “Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. (Lk 17:4) “And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.” (Mt 18:21) Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”  (Mt 18:22) Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.


(Mt 18:23) “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a certain king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. (Mt 18:24) “And when he had begun to settle them, there was brought to him one who owed him ten thousand talents. (Mt 18:25) “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. (Mt 18:26) “The slave therefore falling down, prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will repay you everything.’ (Mt 18:27) “And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.


(Mt 18:28) “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay back what you owe.’ (Mt 18:29) “So his fellow slave fell down and began to entreat him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ (Mt 18:30) “He was unwilling however, but went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. (Mt 18:31) “So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.


(Mt 18:32) “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me. (Mt 18:33) ‘Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, even as I had mercy on you?’ (Mt 18:34) “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. (Mt 18:35) “So shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”


(Lk 17:5) And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Lk 17:6) And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.


(Lk 17:7) “But which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come immediately and sit down to eat’? (Lk 17:8) “But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me until I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you will eat and drink’? (Lk 17:9) “He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he? (Lk 17:10) “So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'”


(Lk 17:11) And it came about while He was on the way to Jerusalem, that He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. (Lk 17:12) And as He entered a certain village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; (Lk 17:13) and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Lk 17:14) And when He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And it came about that as they were going, they were cleansed. (Lk 17:15) Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, (Lk 17:16) and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan. (Lk 17:17) And Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine– where are they? (Lk 17:18) “Was no one found who turned back to give glory to God, except this foreigner?” (Lk 17:19) And He said to him, “Rise, and go your way; your faith has made you well.”


(Lk 17:20) Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;

(Lk 17:21) nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Mt 24:23) “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. (Mt 24:24) “For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Mt 24:25) “Behold, I have told you everything in advance. (Mk 13:21-23)


(Lk 17:22) And He said to the disciples, “The days shall come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. (Lk 17:23) “And they will say to you, ‘Look there! Look here!’ Do not go away, and do not run after them. (Mt 24:26) “If therefore they say to you, ‘Behold, He is in the wilderness,’ do not go forth, or, ‘Behold, He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe them. (Lk 17:24) “For just as the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day. (Lk 17:25) “But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. (Mt 24:36) “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (Mt 24:27) (Mk 13:32)


(Lk 17:26) “And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so it shall be also in the days and coming of the Son of Man: (Lk 17:27) they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all, and they did not understand, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. (Mt 24:37-39)


(Lk 17:28) “It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; (Lk 17:29) but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. (Lk 17:30) “It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed. (Lk 17:31) “On that day, let not the one who is on the housetop and whose goods are in the house go down to take them away; and likewise let not the one who is in the field turn back. (Lk 17:32) “Remember Lot’s wife.


(Lk 17:33) “Whoever seeks to keep his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life shall preserve it. (Lk 17:34) “I tell you, on that night there will be two men in one bed; one will be taken, and the other will be left. (Lk 17:35) “There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken, and the other will be left. (Lk 17:36) [“Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.”] (Mt 24:40) “Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. (Mt 24:42) “Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. (Lk 17:37) And answering they said to Him, “Where, Lord?” And He said to them, “Where the body is, there also will the vultures be gathered.” (Mt 24:28, 41) (Mk 13:33)


(Mk 13:34) “It is like a man, away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. (Mk 13:35) “Therefore, be on the alert– for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning– (Mk 13:36) lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. (Mk 13:37) “And what I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'”


(Mt 19:1) And it came about that when Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee, and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; (Mt 19:2) and great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there. (Mk 10:1)


(Mt 19:3) And some Pharisees came to Him, testing Him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all?” (Mt 19:4) And He answered and said, “What did Moses command you? Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, (Mt 19:5) and said, ‘For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh’? (Mt 19:6) “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” (Mk 10:2-3)


(Mt 19:7) They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give her a certificate of divorce and send her away?” (Mt 19:8) He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. (Mk 10:4-9)


(Mk 10:10) And in the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again. (Mt 19:9) “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” (Mk 10:11) And He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; (Mk 10:12) and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”


(Mt 19:10) The disciples said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” (Mt 19:11) But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. (Mt 19:12) “For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.”

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Combined Gospel Luke 8-11 (NASB)

(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.

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Combined Gospel Luke 1-7 (NASB)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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I will give you words for people as you seek me on their behalf. Use this gift to bless others and encourage them. What I give helps them realize that I know them and care about them. Even what you might notice and know about them is a gift of discernment and knowledge from Me. What is on the inside usually comes out to the surface for others to see. I will reveal even more and what I want for them.

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Put your attention on Me and not on the things of this world. Even those people who hold your same opinions can distract and deceive you from the path that I have for you. What is more important to you? Seek My heart and what is important to Me. Seek truth from My Word. Find hope in My Word. Discover what character qualities I desire in My people, then live them out in front of others.

Received 2-1-18

Nothing can stop you when you follow Me. Doors will open through prayer. Only truth will prevail. Lies will be exposed. The sexual sins are being exposed. Soon lies will be exposed. Declare My truth. I love them, those whom I have made. I died for them, just like I died for you. Allow My Spirit to empower you.

Received 2-2-18

All of my days are with You, before You. You know me. Keep me with You so that I might experience Your glory.

I know My people and they seek to know Me, the invisible Creator and God. I have revealed Myself to those who seek after Me. Faith is seeing what you don’t see, based on what I have revealed. Meditate on the truths of My Word and you will find rest for your soul.

Received 2-3-18

Do not fear, only believe. In My house there are many rooms, enough for all of My people. In your weakness I am strong. My Spirit is speaking, just listen.

Received 2-4-18

To read, to write, to speak, to think – these are My gifts to man. Languages have meaning and communication helps men to live together in harmony and to prosper. Man also can ask questions about things unknown, about Me. It pleases Me when a man seeks after Me. When a man lies to himself and to others, communication is corrupted. I am truth and those who trust in Me will be blessed. To the degree that you believe is the degree of My blessing upon you. My grace magnifies My blessing.

Received 2-5-18

I love you and I demonstrated that when I died for you. I gave you the gift of a new life and you received it. Tell the world about Me and what I have done.

Received 2-6-18

Lies will be exposed. My truth will prevail. All will have to give account for their thoughts and deeds. My kingdom will be established in righteousness. Proclaim the good news. Give people hope which is found in Me. Do not put your trust in any man. I will take care of My people.

Received 2-7-18

Where do you want to go? There is no one else. I have the keys to life.

Received 2-8-18

Spending time with Me, seeking to hear the voice of My Spirit, learning My ways from My Word – all of this pleases Me. I will respond to those who seek to know Me. Faith in Me is what starts the journey and faith is needed to keep on searching Me out. To the degree that you spend time seeking after Me and spending time to find My Presence, I will reveal Myself, who I AM, and how much I love you. The prophets of old heard My voice and sought after Me. They had nothing to say without My Spirit upon them. They were not satisfied with the thoughts of man.

Received 2-9-18

Be wise with My wisdom and truth. The enemy has spread his lies and deceit. Where there is hatred and fear, the enemy has sown his seeds. Love will overcome. My love is greater than all. Spread kindness and love and win back those who have gone astray. May your testimony and confession of faith stir many hearts.

Received 2-10-18

I am who I am. You are who you are in Me. Recognize who you are in Me. Declare and proclaim the truth.

Received 2-11-18

I care for My people – all of those I have made in My image. It grieves Me when some refuse My offer of grace, but then it is all the more special when others choose to believe. I lavish Myself upon them in response. Come and meet with Me often, even to hear My Spirit during the day.

Received 2-12-18

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming! Chaos will reign for a time and men will seek death rather than life. My people will shine in My light and rescue many from darkness and despair. You can be one of those. Be prepared and alert.

Received 2-13-18

I will guide you as you have experienced. Believe and act on My promises as you pray for others and yourself.

Received 2-14-18

In the beginning: I AM. My Love is constant for that is who I am. My love does not waver or change. My love does not depend on what you do or say, but it pleases Me when My people seek after Me and love Me. I can respond to their love. I love so they can love Me back. I forgive so they can love Me. You can forgive others who have wronged you, and in doing so, you restore the relationship. You can love others to open up their hearts to My love, for I love them through you. The world is full of hate and lies, but I have love and truth. Love precedes truth. They will respond to love and kindness.

Received 2-15-18

I will declare My Truth and show My love through My people. I reveal Myself directly as I bring conviction of sin and unbelief and rebellion. When a heart is broken in repentance and the emptiness of a soul is revealed, then a new life can be born.

Received 2-16-18

Live for Me and die for yourself. Make choices by My Word and by My Spirit. Honor Me. My Name is covering you just as My Father’s Name covered Me.

Received 2-17-18

You cannot out give Me. He who spared not His only Son, will He not freely give you all things.

Received 2-18-18

You can be used at any time as My Spirit empowers you. In your weaknesses I am strong. Be aware of opportunities. Give Me praise and the glory you might receive from others. Rescue the lost and set free those who are captive. Open their spiritual eyes to the truth and lead then out of darkness.

Received 2-19-18

Every message of My truth helps men and helps you. Believe in Me with all of your mind, heart, strength, soul. Love Me and trust Me for everything. Love Me for who I am.

Received 2-20-18

The wages of sin is death. The world is dying, but people are unaware. Yes, a few worry, but their focus is on the wrong things. Unless a grain of wheat dies, the new plant cannot rise out and up to new life. As you die to yourself, My Life springs up within you to bless you and others through you. I have not stopped creating. I care about what I have made, especially people of every kind. I sent My Son to die for them. Life can be hard, but I am there. My patience leads to repentance, though some think that I am not there when they sin in rebellion. They will reap what they sow. Sow righteousness and peace and they will return to you.

Received 2-21-18

Live for Me with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. I purchased you with a redemption price. My blood paid for you and covers you. Do you understand what that means? You could not do this for yourself. You were helpless. I rescued you from darkness and brought you into My Light.

Received 2-22-18

What is gain, but to be closer to Me? If you sense My presence it is because you are seeking Me. I will reveal Myself to those who are hungry for Me and My righteousness.

Received 2-23-18

The body of Christ has many members. They are all linked together under one head, nourished and led by My Spirit. Some have needs. Others can help with those needs.

Received 2-24-18

I can say the same. I love it when you make time for Me. Just as you care for your family, so do I care for My family, but with much greater attention and love. O that My people would seek after Me and trust Me for their lives.

Received 2-25-18

Show compassion and not judgment. I died for these men and I am drawing them back to the Father. They have strayed. They have been held captive.

Received 2-26-18

Lift up your voices and proclaim the praises of the soon coming King. Every mouth of doubt will be stopped up. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.

Received 2-27-18

What is now, has been in the past. Nothing is new, except to be born again and be regenerated by My Spirit. Sin is not new, it copies and repeats. Come to the fountain of living waters and drink. Be refreshed. My life in you is before you.

Received 2-28-18

Another milestone, another victory over death. Life is always good. I am the Author of life. I formed you knowing your life. Be content and live to give Me glory and honor and praise. May those who know you and look at your life give Me praise and thanks. Even in your weakness I am glorified in My strength. Don’t dwell on what you cannot do. Dwell on My power and provision. Treat each day as a gift from My hand.

Received 3-1-18

Someday the end will come, just as it has been foretold. No one is really looking out for it. The deceiver will cast his spell and men will be in a stupor of unbelief and lies, lying to themselves and to others. Truth will be hard to find, though they will seem to be speaking as if they knew what they were saying. The righteous ones will shine, but they will be mocked. The gospel will be preached, but only a select few will hear. People will cast off all restraint. Sin will be protected and the strong will rule. My Word will come alive as never before to My people.

Received 3-2-18

My tender love wins over the hardest heart. When people realize that I love them personally and know them, all of their fears disappear. Instead of judging their behavior, I love them to want to change. They see My gift of salvation and righteousness, and they want it. You must love others like I do. For God so loved the world, God demonstrates His love in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us; I have loved you with an eternal love from the beginning and before – all of these statements are true.

Received 3-3-18

Blessed are the peacemakers, who bring people to Me, the Prince of Peace. I meet deepest needs. I heal deepest scars. I transform lives. I give life.

Received 3-4-18

My life for yours. My death for yours. Keep doubt and unbelief away. Declare My promise and My truth. My Word is Truth and Life.

Received 3-5-18

Love your neighbor as yourself. Yes, you can sacrifice and deny yourself to get something done. Can you sacrifice your time and effort to help your neighbor and thus, show him love? Who is your neighbor, but those who are in need? In as much as you did it to the least of My brothers, you did it to Me.

Received 3-6-18

Be at peace, knowing that I am working in all that you are doing for My body. As you claim My promises, I am stirred. If you love My Word and honor My Word by believing and obeying what is says, you will become one of my sons.

Received 3-7-18

In everything give Me praise. I am the Author of life. I speak Truth and Life. There is a truth that has been twisted into a lie. The enemy tells only part of the truth. There will be a day of judgment, but My people will shine. You will be accountable for your words and deeds. My blood covers you completely.

Received 3-9-18

Live for today. Each day brings its opportunities and challenges. I cover them with My love and grace, which means for you that I will help you as you call upon Me.

Are you ready for what I will do in your life? What really counts? Is that a question you ask? Am I more important to you than what you are pursuing? Don’t worry about tomorrow, for I will be your tomorrow as you seek after Me. I have many gifts. I have already given My best Gift. Give Me your life and we will have a deal.

Received 3-10-18

Yes, this is My deal: I love so you can love Me back, I give so you can give what you receive back. No other so-called god has anything close to this. That god demands and is never satisfied. That god enslaves, but I free. I give life; that god brings death, masking as happiness and pleasure. The fool is tempted and satisfied by something less, hoping to live without My Lordship. But I will reign over him. The wages of sin is death, but I have come to bring life, to restore and rescue the lost and hurting.

Received 3-11-18

I am pleased, are you? Many men were touched and helped. Seeds of life were planted and watered by My Spirit.

Received 3-12-18

Walk with Me and I will teach you. You already learn about My kind of living in My Word. Can you walk with Me listening to My Spirit? My Ways are new every morning as I take advantage to restore and heal and deliver. I am always there, no matter what you are doing.

Received 3-13-18

Be eager for My Word. Hunger and thirst for it. Meditate on it. Love and obey it. Allow My Word to penetrate into your heart to transform who you are.

Received 3-14-18

All is not lost. To die is to gain. I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me shall not perish, but has eternal life.

Received 3-15-18

Place your heart before Me. Let Me transform it. In everything give Me thanks and praise. This will allow your heart to receive from Me.

Received 3-16-18

Everyone needs love. Love is demonstrated and expressed in many different ways. When love is given to another, usually the recipient tries to give love back.

Received 3-17-18

Love and forgiveness are the greatest gifts one can give another. My Son gives these gifts to all who come to Him.

Received 3-18-18

I will be with you. Share from your heart. Engage them as a man.

Received 3-19-18

Every man has a story, a reason in his mind why and how he is who he is. Without Me his story is empty and meaningless. Help him bring Me into his life. Every truth comes from Me. I am the source of all knowledge. I reveal and people discover what I reveal.

Received 3-20-18

Come to the well of living waters. Drink and be refreshed. Live for Me and with Me. All the cares of this world will fade away. Nothing will satisfy except what you experience with Me together.

Received 3-21-18

All is well in My kingdom. Pray that My kingdom will rule over all that I have made, every person, everything.

Received 3-22-18

All that is lost is really gained if it was sacrificed for My kingdom and done in response to My Spirit. You came into the world with nothing and you will leave with nothing, except what I have done in you. What I have done is glorious.

Received 3-23-18

Come with an open heart, a humble spirit, a teachable mind. Be transformed by My Word as you say yes and amen. When you agree with Me, My Word can grow in you.

Received 3-24-18

Do you really want to know what I want you to do? What do you see in My Word? What did My Son do? Go, and do the same. Heal the sick and raise the dead, set people free from bondage. Proclaim My gospel and truth. Many men are held back by their fears and past sins. Set them free. Give them hope.

Minister My grace and love. Everyone needs this, no matter how healthy and successful they seem to be. Share failures and victories. Be real and transparent.

Received 3-25-18

My peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, My peace is everlasting. My love is everlasting. My goodness is everlasting. My faithfulness is everlasting to those who believe. All of whom I AM is everlasting. Join with Me and be in My love.

Received 3-26-18

Tomorrow may bring trouble or joy, but I will be with you. Cast your cares upon Me. Allow Me to direct your steps.

Received 3-27-18

Much will be increased and gained if you speak freely about Me. What is your testimony, but what I have done in you and through you? You are free because I set you free. You can pray because I taught you how to pray. Trust Me to use you in your weaknesses. Just say yes and serve others. My Spirit is with you.

Received 3-28-18

I will not leave you or forsake you. My hand is upon you for good and for My glory. I am a patient and loving God, a Father like no other. You are one of My sons as you follow Me. You can bring forth My words of life to encourage others. Out of My storehouse comes truth and life precious beyond measure or value. Truth and order bring peace. My wisdom has no bounds, no limits. It is there for the asking.

Received 3-29-18

Hope is not faith, but faith needs hope. Focus on Me and who I am. Focus on what My Son did. Recognize the authority I have given you in Jesus’ name. May the confession of your mouth honor Me and My Word.

Received 3-30-18

A place of honor will be given those who obey My Word. I will give you the grace to obey – the encouragement and power. Lead others by your example and your words. Testify and give Me praise for what I am doing in you.

Received 3-31-18

Watch and pray. Pay attention to the times and then pray as My Spirit leads you. Know that the enemy is working to destroy. I have come to bring life in all of its forms – physical and emotional healing, eternal life, anointing, deliverance, joy and peace. Break off the chains of darkness.

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Received 10-1-17

I am with you. I will touch your words this weekend.

Received 10-2-17

Great is the faithfulness of My willing body, My hands and feet, My lips to a dying world, a testimony to the lost. The world does notice when My people show love and do acts of kindness.

Received 10-3-17

For all the world to see what I have done in you and in My people – this is My desire and My joy. This is like what a parent wants for his child – a child ready for life on its own, with beautiful and good character, a reflection of the parent, a family resemblance, bringing joy and yes pride. Will you be My child and allow Me to work in you for My good pleasure?

Received 10-4-17

Blessed be the Name of the Lord, both now and forevermore. I will be exalted on the earth and everywhere My Name is spoken. Let your voice ring out with praises. The King has come and the King is coming. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Speak of My Name, Jesus. Tell the world. Declare the power of My Name over everything you do. Take back the territory of the enemy – people, lands, situations.

Received 10-5-17

I will be with you. You will know My direction. I will speak My words through you for them to receive. Even now I have instructed you. Be at peace and let My peace cover you.

Received 10-6-17

Watch for Me today as opportunities come. Be faithful in little things and I will bless your coming and going. The doors are open before you. My Spirit is waiting with anticipation.

Received 10-7-17

Not many are hurting, but all are seeking Me. They have tasted My love and they want more. What do you want?

Be faithful, patient, open and honest.

I am speaking in power. I recognize devoted, serious hearts, faith and submission. Be patient. Keep doing what you know to do. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and My righteousness – all these things shall be added unto you. He will take care of my family.

In You I will trust. My life is in Your hands – all the days – all the struggles and successes as You move in me.

No one should live without knowing You – how empty.

Speak life and truth, lead them to Me.

All the saints rejoice, together. They sing the praises of the mighty King, their King – victorious, triumphant – leading His troops in procession before the throne of the Holy God.

Be ready for something new. Empty yourself of self. Don’t think of your limitations – think of My grace and power working in you.

Intercede in deeper ways – tongues, yes, but as My Spirit leads – focus on one person at a time – pray and touch with My blessings.

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Received 10-8-17

Use My Word to defend My people. Declare My Truth over them. Rescue the weak from darkness. Lift up the hands which have fallen down. Declare truth and life wherever you go. The King is coming soon. The way of the world is darkness.

Received 10-9-17

Bring Me the best you have.

All I have Lord is what You have given to me.

Yes, but give it to Me so that I can give it back to you in a new way.

Received 10-10-17

All is not lost. Much can be gained. Give and receive. Give again and again. Love will not run out. My love is greater than your need. My grace is greater than your need. Trust and believe in Me to do greater things in your life than you could imagine. I honor those who honor Me.

Received 10-11-17

Watch for Me today moving in the people around you. Pray and intercede. Speak words of life and truth, My Truth. Victory is in My hands.

Received 10-12-17

Come back to the center. Come back to the Source of everything you need. I am here for you. Keep your focus on Me always. I am a jealous God.

Received 10-13-17

I give life, I created life, I made you so that I would be glorified in you. I gave My life away, so then should you. I am the resurrection and the life, he that believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?

Received 10-14-17

My ways will always succeed in what I intend. I see the end from the beginning. Desire to do My will using My ways.

Received 10-15-17

Pray with greater intensity, calling upon My Spirit for guidance. The watchman on the wall looks out to see what is out there. You must use your spiritual eyes to see what is out there and what is happening to the people you are praying for. Cover them as if you were putting on an outer garment, a special garment that identifies them to the spiritual world.

Received 10-16-17

Yes, I delivered you from all of that so that you could live for Me. My blood sacrifice is sufficient to cover all your sin, both physical and mental sin. Let’s move on to new things – righteousness, forgiveness, Lordship, Truth, Hope, Love. Salvation is found in no one else. All others are imposters and frauds from the enemy, deceiving the weak. Come to the Rock.

Received 10-17-17

Watch and see what I will do. Pay attention to My Spirit. He will guide you. In all things give thanks, for this is My will for you.

Received 10-18-17

My way is better for you. Trust in Me to do what you cannot do, what is impossible without Me.

Received 10-19-17

I love you and I want the best for you in everything you do. Let your love be without hypocrisy, not saying one thing but doing another.

Received 10-20-17

My will and My way, seek after these with all of your heart, mind and strength. Allow My Word to permeate into you for it contains truth and life. My Spirit will teach you for He knows all things. Copy the life of My Son. He lived and died for Me. Bring your gifts to the altar.

Received 10-21-17

Walk with Me and listen for My voice. Say yes and obey My words. I am not far away. I am nearer than your breath. I care about you and I care for you in ways you will never know in this world. You are reading about the complexity of My creation. All of this is so that people would wonder about Me and seek after Me. Sin entered the world and tarnished what I had made. I will restore it someday and people will wonder and give Me praise as never before. Length of a man’s days are in My hand. Seek Me each day.

Received 10-22-17

I have prepared you. Now listen to My Spirit and proclaim the truth. Be winsome, yet be strong. You will see My glory today being poured out for all to see.

Received 10-23-17

In all things give Me thanks. I am at work in your life for good and for My pleasure.

Received 10-24-17

There is a time for everything. It has happened before and it will happen again. I direct time and what is happening. I manage My creation for My purpose and pleasure. I put you in charge to rule over what is around you. Rule with your prayers and speak to situations in My Name.

Received 10-25-17

Give Me glory and praise for what I am doing for you. Trust Me and expect Me to do what you cannot do.

Received 10-26-17

I am with you always. Do not live for yourself, but for others and for My glory in you. There is hope in Me. The world is decaying fast as sin is abounding. What will it be like without My people to restrain the evil?

Received 10-27-17

Time marches on without pauses. Soon the days will recede into night. But the Light is coming to push back the darkness. Open your eyes to see what I see. This day will bring changes, for you and for others. Be aware and see and listen.

Received 10-28-17

There is life beyond the grave. There is life now for those who seek after it. It is not in this world. But in My world, My dimension, where I dwell. You know the way. Call upon Me and I will answer. I will show you what is in your heart.

Received 10-29-17

Grace and peace comes where My Spirit rests. Seek Me and you will find peace. Though the storms may rage outside, there can be peace inside the heart. Peace is a place of confident rest, trusting the One who is caring for you.

Received 10-30-17

A day of roses and wine for the victors. Who are the victors? The ones who trust in Me, who take from My victory. Every eye shall see Me when I come. Some will try to hide, but there is no hiding from themselves and what they have done. Either a man is for Me or he is against Me. He will run to Me in expectation or he will run away in fear of judgment. Even now choose to run to Me, to call upon Me, to live for Me. My plan is good. My life for you is good.

Received 10-31-17

I will bless you as you follow Me. Open your eyes to see the needy people around you. Don’t turn away or pretend they don’t exist. Pray for them. Help them if you can, as My Spirit leads.

Received 11-1-17

What is past is past. What is now is for life. What is in the future will be glorious. I AM for those who believe. In Me there is hope.

Received 11-2-17

Allow My peace to cover you. Watch and pray for those you meet as My Spirit leads. Your testimony will attract people to what they are seeking, but not knowing what it is they need.

Received 11-3-17

When did we serve You Lord? When you did it to the least of My brothers. Any time you respond to a need in My body, My people with a word or deed, you are fulfilling My purpose. My light shines in the darkness. People will notice. Serving others is a form of dying to self, unless your motive is to be noticed out of pride.

Received 11-4-17

My voice has gone out to all the world I have made. It calls all to My Son and His sacrifice. Point people you meet to their Savior. People need a Savior. People need to know My plan for their lives. Emptiness and frustration await the rebellious soul, but Life and joy and peace are for the man who seeks to do My will.

Received 11-5-17

In all things, give thanks and praise to your Maker. What you have, is from Me. Give Me what you have and I will give it back in greater measure.

Received 11-6-17

Mine is the kingdom and the glory. I AM secure, safe, trustworthy. What is your need? What I have made speaks about Me. Man will never fully understand all that I have done. By seeking after Me, you will find a desire for more of Me, and that is good and pleases Me.

Received 11-7-17

Purity, holiness, faithfulness, righteousness, love, goodness, peace, joy, truth, integrity, steadfastness, patience, forgiving, merciful, kindness, gentleness, grace, victorious, awesome, worthy, promise keeper, giver, generous, protector, shield, healer, helper, all knowing, all present, all powerful, almighty, wise – in all these traits and descriptions God is God and we are to be like Him.

Received 11-8-17

In Your Name there is victory over all disease and sickness and oppression from the enemy. I have all power and authority. Receive from Me and call upon Me. I will never leave you or forsake you. The storms of life can be overcome in My Name. Whatever you saw Me do, you can do.

Received 11-9-17

I see, I know and I care. There is misery and hardship all around as sin takes its toll. Life begins with Me. I can rescue and deliver those who call upon Me. Bring glory to My Name. Honor Me with your lips.

Received 11-10-17

Trust Me to do what you cannot do.

Received 11-11-17

All power and authority are Mine. Nothing in this earth escapes My notice. Sin brings destruction and pain. Notice and look for what I am doing, for it is good and gracious.

Received 11-12-17

None of this matters for eternity, except what is done in My Name and for My glory. Be at peace as you are seeking to do My will. I will guide you. My Spirit is active in you to do My will.

Received 11-13-17

There is a time and a place for every activity under the sun. There is a time and a place for every person under the sun. Let Me guide your steps.

Received 11-14-17

Wake up and see the times. Recognize the things that are happening around you. This world is not all there is. When evil reigns, men hide. They mock good and right. They know what they are doing is wrong, but they don’t fear punishment for they think they will escape.

Received 11-15-17

There is a place for you, a place that brings joy and contentment. You have peace and contentment now, but you lack joy. Seek after Me and do My will. Share My gospel and watch Me use you to help people. Pray more in the Spirit as you go about your day. He will lead you.

Received 11-16-17

Life is more than eating and drinking. It is about people and relationships. It is about working in My kingdom to do My will, to influence those around you to seek Me.

Received 11-17-17

Come experience the joy I have for you. I have joy that you can’t believe; it is so wonderful.

Received 11-18-17

The times and dates will soon be over. In My world there is no time, only now forever. Reliving the past is available, because it is now. Seeing the future is possible, because it is now. I am the God of the living. Travel lightly in this world for soon your home will change. Dream big!

Received 11-19-17

Let us rejoice and be glad and give God the glory due His Name for we are His people, His sheep, His needy ones under His gracious care.

I do care for My sheep. I rescue the lost and lift up the weak. Call upon Me for those in your care.

Received 11-20-17

All things are possible. Just ask Me.

Received 11-21-17

I am the same yesterday, today and forever. I do not need to be updated. I will update your world in the future to a place much better and without sin. I am a personal God. I desire a relationship with My people. I want you to seek after Me, to discover who I am and what I have for you. Is that alright? I know you intimately, more than you know yourself. I am your healer. I am your provider. I am your joy and very life. How much more of Me do you want? All things are possible in Me. It pleases Me that you want to shut out the noise of the world, the distractions, the spirit of fear and unbelief, the sinful behaviors in the world. These things have always been there, but they are increasing and will shock those in the world as they get much worse. They will shock until they become accepted as normal. Be a beacon of light, full of peace and joy. You will be noticed in this dark world.

Received 11-22-17

Be patient and loving as you would want to be treated. Represent Me wherever you go.

Received 11-23-17

Your ways are full of life and truth.

I care about My people. Do you? I will help you to care. My grace is sufficient. Grace is My enabling power, undeserved, full of blessing and life. Call upon Me to be gracious as you pray.

Received 11-24-17

Be patient and kind, withholding criticism and judgment, forgiving and gracious, showing mercy and offering healing. Be loving in all that you do, then you will be doing My will and My way.

Received 11-25-17

What I AM, IAM. Seek after Me and I will reveal who I AM to you. It pleases Me for you to do so as you listen and as you study My Word. You are an example. Be a witness and a testimony. Be a light to the darkness. Keep our witness strong as you resist temptation. Guard over your tongue and anger. Be a sweet spirit full of My Spirit, aware of the spiritual atmosphere. Ask Me for words to speak to strangers and even to those you may know.

Received 11-26-17

Give life and not death. Reconcile the lost to the Father. Do not think of your ways as best or even as better than another.

Received 11-27-17

March and follow orders, salute and give honor to the King. Lift up your voice. Make melody in your heart to the One you love.

Received 11-28-17

The world will end someday in violence and destruction, but I will make a new world for My people. I will be their God and they will be My people, for those who are My people now. Do not be afraid for when your body dies, you will be with Me.

Received 11-29-17

Be patient and kind, not letting your anger rise. Live each day for today in total surrender to My will. It is right that you should feel inadequate apart from doing what I called you to do. For only in Me is there life and fulfillment. Your inadequacies become My strength as you trust Me to do what you cannot do. Remain dependent on Me and you will be blessed. You will shine only as I shine in you. Do not be puffed up.

Received 11-30-17

Give of yourself just as I gave Myself for you. Respond with grace and truth. Cover all that you do with Love, My kind of love. I will care for you and your family. Be at peace and serve Me freely as My Spirit leads you. Seek My kingdom.

Received 12-1-17

What is gained is lost, what is lost is gained. My ways are different than man’s ways. Not just to be different, but to be the best. Humility comes before honor. Submission comes before authority and power. I don’t demand sacrifice, but rather a heart change, an acknowledgement of My Lordship and rule over all that I have made. True worship is bowing down one’s heart in submission with the lips proclaiming My worth and what I have done to My glory. Man is puffed up over what he thinks he knows. I know all. True revelation comes from Me. How will you handle what I give to you?

Received 12-2-17

Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. He paid the price and covers our sins with His righteous blood. Freedom from the guilt of sin and freedom to come before a holy God – is that what you desire? Come to My Son, believe in Him and Trust Him with your life.

Received 12-3-17

I will be for you and not against you. My love covers you in ways you do not know.

Received 12-4-17

Live for Me and not for yourself. What does that look like? My disciples followed Me and watched Me and heard Me. I sent them out to do what I was doing. I gave them My authority and power. I sent them out to a lost world, a hurting world. Can I send you out?

Received 12-5-17

I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see. You didn’t choose Me, I chose you. Until you were born again, you didn’t understand spiritual truths. What is in a man? He has all that is needed to be a child of God, a son of the loving Father. Once My Spirit goes to work in him, he becomes a living soul with great potential. My grace will help him in his weaknesses. As he submits to Me and learns of My ways, he can and will do mighty things for My kingdom. Oh, if all of My people were like this man. This is the reason I came – to set free men from bondage of sin and unbelief. Be My hands and feet. Be My voice in a dark world. Be a testimony of what I can do.

Received 12-6-17

My life is in Your hands. Yes and your future is known and every day will bring new opportunities to bring glory to the One who saved you for His purposes.

Received 12-7-17

Do not be surprised at sin in people. All have sinned and turned away from the Truth. You are reaping what you have sown. No amount of talk can change the reality of sin. Only My blood can remove the stain of sin, the grip of sin. If My people repent on behalf of your nation and cry out to Me day and night, then I will move upon leaders. My Spirit is always at work. Look to Me as your Source. Do not rejoice when sinners are found out. Rejoice when they turn to Me.

Received 12-8-17

My ways can be hidden from your eyes. What I do to change a heart is mysteriously wonderful. A willing heart is so much easier to shape, just like a compliant child who obeys his parents. Sometimes there must be difficulty and hard times to overcome the resistant, willful heart. Pride and unbelief can be hard to overcome, but nothing is impossible for Me. I hear the cries of My people and I respond.

Received 12-9-17

My load is light; My path is sure; My promise is sure, a source of hope for those who trust in Me. Continue to be faithful and I will bless you, as I have always blessed you.

Received 12-10-17

Do not worry or fret. Receive from Me and give away. Listen to My Spirit. Open the doors of your heart. Can you find My love there? Do you know how to love? I will teach you.

Received 12-11-17

Be cautious and wise. Lay a foundation. Seek after Me with all of your heart, and I will be found.

Received 12-12-17

Rest in My arms of love. Picture Me holding you. This world is changing and you must change how you live too. But keep on living by My Spirit and my grace will cover you. My people, My body – I love through and to those who are Mine.

Received 12-13-17

Grow in Me, follow Me, live for Me. Can this be you? I will help you.

Received 12-14-17

Wisdom from above is peaceable, loving, reasonable and available for the asking. In all your ways acknowledge Me, humble yourself, and seek My will and guidance. I will make a way where there seems to be no way. Nothing is impossible with Me. Revelation is available. How did the Israelites conquer Jericho?

Received 12-15-17

Wait and see the dawn of a new time in your world.

Received 12-16-17

Do you see what I see? What the world sees is vain and empty, full of fear and strife. My Word is truth and life. Take it in.

Received 12-17-17

In all things give Me thanks and praise. You are not alone for I am with you. Guard over your tongue as what you say is important. Speak life and not death. Bring those you care about and the ones I care about before My throne. Present them as those who need My care.

Received 12-18-17

I am coming soon. Prepare yourself. Live for Me in all the fulness that I have for you. Be doing what I have called you to do. Care for those in your family and those looking to you for truth and light.

Received 12-19-17

Walk with Me and learn from My Spirit, not necessarily something new, but eternal truths in My Word. You will need My Word to be an anchor for your soul in times of trouble and when the deceiver comes. Already you notice the ability of deceit and lies to be believed.

Received 12-20-17

I will speak and show you many things. What do you want to know? The end will be complicated but sure. Nothing will be able to stop My will from being accomplished. I have full power, even though man sees chaos. You will see and understand in My Spirit. Do not fear for your loved ones, only believe and thank Me for what I will do. The families of the righteous will stand before Me always.

Received 12-21-17

The strength of My Word is power for those who trust in it. Faith, obedience, enduring trust – these get My attention. Is your faith hope or belief? You are hearing truth and My Spirit is teaching you.

Received 12-22-17

Grace and truth. I came to bring My grace to mankind to restore them to the Father, reflecting the Father’s love and kindness. And I came to reveal the Truth about a sinful world and a holy Father. Fools reject My grace because of My Truth, but the wise turn from their sins and submit to My Lordship. Freedom comes from a life submitted to My will.

Received 12-23-17

Do not be afraid. Trust Me and live for Me.

Received 12-24-17

Joy to the world, the Lord has come. A few were waiting expectantly for Me. A few believed My Word. Many more now are waiting for Me, even you. Waiting stimulates faith. Abraham waited in faith. The promise came. The hope secured.

Received 12-25-17

I chose you and appointed you to go into the world to make disciples. Will you teach My people all that you know and all that My Spirit reveals?

Received 12-26-17

The way of this world brings death and destruction. Men will choose this over Me. They don’t realize what the are doing. Pray more to open their eyes.

Received 12-27-17

What you believe is important. How you live is important. What you speak is important. Turn from your evil, selfish ways, repent and confess your sins. Come before Me with praise, thanksgiving and joy. Declare My Truth and live by it. Know that I love you and that I am good.

Received 12-28-17

All things become new. Now is the time to reach out to those you love. Speak life and truth. Listen for the cries of their hearts. Allow My heart to break theirs.

Received 12-29-17

The finest of wheat, the purest of drink, the sweetest of honey – these are for My beloved and much more. The peace that covers fears and anxiety, the love that binds up wounded hearts, the grace to deal with unchanging hardship, the forgiveness that restores and heals – these are not small things, but I have them for My people. I know your heart. I know your situation. I love you.

Received 12-30-17

Watch and look for Me today. Pay attention to those around you, seeking My Spirit. Lift up the hands that hang down. Carry the weak, the needy, the broken, the ones I show you.

Received 12-31-17

Every day is a new opportunity for you. Decide each day to say yes to Me and to serve My people. Even today while it is still called today, do not harden your heart or think of excuses. Don’t I know you?

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Received 7-1-17

What is needed is to believe in Me and to love Me. What is not needed is to worry. How much time do you spend praising Me, thanking Me, even just thinking about Me?

Received 7-2-17

I care about him and I care about you. I care about My people. I am aware of what they are doing and thinking. I hear their prayers and the cries of their hearts. I know those who believe in Me.

Received 7-3-17

Open your eyes to see what I am doing around you. I am working on your behalf. The more you give yourself to Me, the more I can help you. Right now I have a strong covering over you to bless what you do. But if you were to invite Me to help you in what you are doing, how much more could I do on your behalf. How much more wisdom and understanding My Spirit has for you. You see Him at work as you lead the study discussion. He reminds you of My Word, what you have read and studied before. You realize that He is helping you. So why not ask Him directly for His help? Why not acknowledge what He is doing for you by praising and thanking Him? You are doing this in a limited way now, but there is so much more for you. You are relying on yourself. My helpers are all around you to help you do so much more. Ask and you will receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened for you.

Received 7-4-17

In every situation, I am there for you. Nothing happens in your life by chance. Your experiences are shaped to make you more like Me. Train your spirit to see Me, to hear Me, to know Me, to praise Me and to love Me.

Received 7-5-17

Peace I give you, not as the world gives. Assurance of salvation I give you, not based on what you do, but what My Son has done. Joy I give you, not as the world gives, but welling up for those who put their trust in Me and are filled with My Spirit. Love I give you, not as the world gives, but unconditional, covering, deep, encouraging, forgiving, transforming. Receive what I have for you. Walk in it.

Received 7-6-17

Love, faith, hope – do you understand these? Father, Son, Spirit – do you know Us? We are related, we are in harmony, we are in unity, we are love, we are holy. Spend your time seeking us and you will do well.

Received 7-7-17

I love you. I have not left you as an orphan, but I have sent My Spirit to be with you. My Spirit instructs you about Me and about you.


Received 7-8-17

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming. Look forward to the days ahead. The only thing good about the past is my victory on the cross and My Spirit being poured out to My people. I am redeeming you in your humanness to become like Me.

Received 7-9-17

In Your Name there is power.

Be still and know that I am God. Let your heart sense My Presence. Let My words fill your heart with life and truth. Replace the lies of the enemy with My Word.

Received 7-10-17

Once upon a time, far, far away – this is how the lie of the enemy came and has been repeated over and over to those without sense or wisdom. I am near and not far away. I have existed since before eternity. I have made man in My image. I work to make those who seek Me to be more like Me, with My attributes, so that our fellowship can be meaningful and with much life. I love those I have made and I give them many gifts.

Received 7-11-17

I am near, but where are you? Draw near, press in. I will never leave you or forsake you. I will not leave you as orphans, but I will send you my Spirit to be with you. He will teach you all that you need to know about Me. He is My gift to You.

Received 7-12-17

I know and I care. Every trial has a purpose, but mostly to make you call upon Me. You are weak, but I am strong. You are limited, but I am unlimited.

Received 7-13-17

What has happened in the past is a warning for those in the future, for those with discernment and wisdom. My Word teaches from the past, but is full of life for today and tomorrow. Your life experience can help someone else. Your testimony of how I helped you can be the key for someone else to pray in faith, to wait expectantly, to have hope for the answer. When you draw near, I can reveal the truth you need. Knowledge with wisdom brings life. I am your Source.

The Bible – the Holy Spirit teaches us to apply its truth

Godly counsel – from relationships with others of the faith, from Pastors, in sermons, in teachings, in LTGs, mentors, life group men

Prayer – seeking the Lord for answers and guidance

Circumstances – Holy Spirit wisdom to discern the signs from what is happening around us

Holy Spirit guidance – peace or no peace

Example of Paul’s desire to return to Jerusalem in spite of prophetic warnings – helped him get to Rome, gave him time to write his letters, gave him opportunity to be a witness before people, guards and kings, perhaps prolonged his life, trained others to minister in his place (Timothy, Titus), his life story passed on to us by Luke in Acts.

Example of Jesus – His relationship with the Father, times of prayer, revelation (word of knowledge and wisdom)

from the Spirit as He ministered

Example of Noah – hearing God initially and in details of how to build the ark, gather the animals and make provisions, when to enter and when to leave the ark, his obedience and faith, his testimony and witness to an unbelieving and wicked generation.

Received 7-14-17

Stepping out in faith is more than doing, it is believing in Me and reliance on Me, so that you can do immeasurably more than what you can do by yourself. Even the mundane act of service can be transformed into the supernatural with My power. Peter was presumptuous, but desperate to be in the protection and presence of the Lord, in spite of the circumstances. Witnessing the supernatural working of God is not enough. It’s when you try to do what you cannot do and will utterly fail without God, that’s when it goes deep into your soul that God is real and alive and wants to use you. My disciples witnessed My healing power, but when I sent them out, they came back with joy that they had power to cast out demons and heal the sick as I commanded them.

Received 7-15-17

Everything I do is motivated by My love for you and those I have made. Just as a parent cares for his children, so do I and much more. What motivates you? You have separated yourself from some of the world and that is good for you to do. Now train yourself to focus on Me throughout the day. Allow My love to overwhelm you.

Received 7-16-17

All is not lost. My Spirit is at work in you and in them. I love them too. I care for them because 0f you.

Received 7-17-17

This is a special day. Pay attention to what My Spirit tells you. Listen throughout the day and be ready. What is ministry, but to do what I did.

Received 7-18-17

Be wise with your time and what you take into your mind and heart. Guard your heart. Pray and intercede as you have time. Change how your pray as My Spirit will guide. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, then all these things shall be added unto you.

Received 7-19-17

Let love be your guide. My love for you is strong enough to carry you through the storms in your family.

Received 7-20-17

Don’t look for a natural explanation for it is a spiritual attack. You do not have to be perfect. Everyone has flaws. Satan wants to divide families and nations and churches.

Received 7-21-17

Every good and pleasing thing comes from Me. The enemy wants to counterfeit this in drugs and sinful behavior, which always has a downside and consequences. The wages of sin is death. For those who seek after Me, there is life and life to the full.

Received 7-22-17

To part the water, the priests had to be obedient to step into the water. Moses had to stretch forth his staff over the water. Peter had to step out of the boat. You have to obey what I command you in spite of what you see. My love will compel you.

Received 7-23-17

What is love? Greater love is this that a man lay down his life for another. One who loves, denies himself and obeys My Word.

Received 7-24-17

The world is being made ready for My Son to return. Keep your eyes open. Pray for the peace of My city Jerusalem. Pray for My people.

Received 7-25-17

You are learning. You are growing in My love. What is old becomes new in My kingdom. What is new becomes old in this world.

Received 7-26-17

You should not be surprised. He cares about people. They are showing him attention, even if it is for the wrong reasons. I care about My people, both you and him. Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Received 7-27-17

I am yours and you are Mine. Do not be anxious, but ask Me to help you.

Received 7-28-17

Walk with Me. Let Me be your guide.

Received 7-29-17

Open doors of communication and love. Be proactive and involved. Passively waiting will bring few results. Waiting with prayer will bring much. Waiting and listening will help.

Received 7-30-17

My victory counts for eternity. Though not all are willing to bow before Me, they will! All authority has been given Me and I give My authority to you over the enemy. He is defeated.

Received 7-31-17

What was new becomes old, fresh becomes stale. I do not change. My promises are new every morning. I give life and life to the full, joy unspeakable, love never ending – for those who love Me and pursue after Me.

Received 8-1-17

Training yourself to listen to My Spirit is very good. Trusting Me to help you is very good. Honoring Me with your lips of praise is very good. Reversing anxious thoughts into declarations of faith is very good. Having a willingness to obey in love what My word says and what My Spirit asks is very good.

Received 8-2-17

There is nothing I cannot do with your faith and My power and grace. How big does your faith have to be? Find out by asking Me with the knowledge of who I AM you have. It is not what you are asking Me to do, it’s about who I AM in your heart, in your universe. What I have done before I can do again. What I have promised is still true. Who I AM is still here for you and for My people. Moses kept coming back to be with Me, so too you must keep coming to Me.

Received 8-3-17

His failings are your failings. What breaks your heart? Who are you serving?

Received 8-4-17

My heart is full of love and joy. The end is near. My time is at hand. You will witness My glory on the earth as never before.

Received 8-5-17

All things work out together for My good and My glory.

Received 8-6-17

You are learning to trust Me. You don’t have to get it right, just lean on Me and I will make it right. Right might be different for Me. Even trusting in Me and failing is better than trying on your own with some success in the natural. Ishmael was a success in man’s eye’s, but not My will. Sacrifices and offerings don’t please Me if done with a deceitful heart. I see the heart.

Received 8-7-17

These men will please Me as the try to be like Me for others. Cover them with prayer.

Received 8-8-17

Open your eyes to see the wonders I have made. Explore and marvel and give Me praise.

Received 8-9-17

It pleases Me that you want to hear from Me. Ask Me questions. Talk with Me. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. You are not alone. Others are at work. Rejoice and be glad.

Received 8-10-17

It is not up to you. You were faithful to do what you could. Keep interceding.

Received 8-11-17

When you come to Me, bring an offering of praise and thanksgiving, not an animal sacrifice, but the fruit of your lips. This turns My heart towards you. My heart is toward you a lot, more than you can know. I love My people as a father a child, as a mother to a nursing babe, much more, deeper and forever.

Received 8-12-17

Much is given to give away. Freely give not expecting anything in return. I will notice and be your reward. I am the Reward.

Received 8-13-17

Wise is the man who seeks after Me. It is not in you, but in Me that Truth and Life reside.

Received 8-14-17

I know rejection from family.

Received 8-15-17

I am at work on your behalf to restore what the enemy has done. His lies will be exposed. The end is near. People are believing his lies as it was foretold. I am the way, the life and the truth, altogether and separately. People must accept and believe in Me as the whole, not for what they want. I am Lord of all and over all. My Word is Truth.

Received 8-16-17

My way will lead to glory. My path is narrow but sure for those who choose to walk in it. My Spirit will guide. My Word will guide. Keep your eyes on Me and not on the things of this world. This world is failing and full of lies. The restraint is lifting as men pursue their own way. Be at peace for I am Lord over all.

Received 8-17-17

There is a way that seems right to a man but in the end it leads to death. All men will die, but I have life for those who believe.

Received 8-18-17

He who knows My Word will be blessed if he does what it says. The good man brings forth what is good for others. Love comes before pleasure. Love is patient, love is kind.

Received 8-19-17

What you have done is good with My help. I help My people. My ways are best as you have seen. Rejoice and be glad for this is the day of the Lord. All things become new in My kingdom. In My Name there is victory, healing, deliverance and whatever you need.

Received 8-20-17

Take each opportunity to live for Me. It is not enough to stop from doing wrong, for I have paid that price in full for you. No, you must live for Me to expand My kingdom around this fallen world. Take back what the enemy has stolen.

Received 8-21-17

What is new has been before. From ages past I knew you and I know you now. Lift up your heart to Me. Come into My presence with singing. Rejoice and be glad for your name is written in My book of life. You will experience life forevermore.

Received 8-22-17

Wise is the man who puts his trust in Me and not in himself. Put My Word in your heart and you will be at peace.

Received 8-23-17

Be aware of the spiritual activity around you. Do not assume, but discern with My Spirit. Mike was bound, but your presence stirred him. My grace covers you. There is much activity in your government and leaders. The enemy is stirring up hostility and strife, anger. Most of what is obvious in the natural has a demon prodding behind. Pray and take authority, My authority, over what is happening. My will is being accomplished to expose the emptiness of human effort. Foolishness abounds and judgment will come.

Received 8-24-17

Let My thoughts be in you. I love you and want what is best for you. Do you believe this? You seem to be willing to give up your plans and to do My will. Is that right? What is holding you back?

Received 8-25-17

What is gained can be lost through inattention and undisciplined living. Sin is always crouching at your door. My grace is sufficient in your weakness. My Spirit is at work always on your behalf. Call upon Me.

Received 8-26-17

I will declare the wonders of my God. He is all powerful – placing the stars, planets, moons, asteroids in the heavens for man to see and ponder; healing those who call upon Him in faith; raising the dead in newness of life forevermore; He has perfectly positioned the sun, earth and moon so that we can have the conditions for life. He has displayed His glory in creation with the multitudes and variety of life forms, colors, sizes, relating to one another in His design and plan. He has made man in His image and likeness, able to think, reason, remember and seek out their God. He has loved us and loves us in spite of our sinful ways. He has made a way to know Him. He forgives our sins and gives us His grace and His Holy Spirit to help us in our weaknesses. Marvelous and awesome in every way is our God.

Received 8-27-17

Blessed are those who choose to walk in My ways in faith. They will not be shaken in hard times. Troubles only cause them to seek Me more. Even death has no alarm to them for they have confidence in the resurrection from the dead. Trust Me for your family. I am at work to bring glory to My Name.

Received 8-28-17

I am with you to bless you and keep you. When you go through the storm, I am there.

Received 8-29-17

All things are possible for those who believe in Me and hope for My coming again. All authority on heaven and earth has been given to Me. I give this to you in My Name. Rescue those who are perishing. Heal the sick, raise the dead. Bring life to a lost generation.

Received 8-30-17

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming. Look beyond yourself to what is happening around you. People need to hear the gospel. People need to be encouraged with words of life and hope.

Received 8-31-17

People need help but don’t know how to ask. People like you are proud and have their excuses.

Received 9-1-17

Rejoice and be glad for My work in you and in My people never ends until that Day. You are born again into a new life of victory and promise and hope and faith. The old has passed away, the new has come. Blessed be the name of the Lord forevermore. Control your tongue and give Me glory.

Received 9-2-17

What is in a man? Can you see his body parts? Can you understand how they were formed? Where is the source of his life, his person hood? How does he feel, smell, taste, see, hear and think? I know all this and much more. You were made in My image and likeness. You have been given the capacity to seek after Me and to find Me by faith in the unseen.

Received 9-3-17

My way is the only way to Life. No man has the answer. Everything good comes from Me.

Received 9-4-17

What do I see in you? A man trying to do what is right, but falling short. Let My Spirit help you. Pray constantly. Give Me everything.

Received 9-5-17

I am building My temple in you and in My people. I am the light in My temple for all to see and to see by. Open up your eyes to see what I see.

Received 9-6-17

In all things give thanks. Recognize that I am at work on the behalf of My people for good and for My glory.

Received 9-7-17

I have covered you. Not everything you do will be easy. Learn to put Me first and rely on My Spirit and grace. Needy people can have great needs that only I can meet – through My grace, through My people helping, through prayer. Sin brings death in many forms. A sinful world produces needy people. You are My workmanship, created for doing good in a lost world, to those I give you.

Received 9-8-17

The wind of change is coming. Nothing like what you will see has happened like this. Be ready in your spirit and watch with prayer. I am on My throne, but the world will be in chaos. I will show mercy and whom I will show mercy. Be a light shining in a dark world.

Received 9-9-17

All is not lost. I have gained a place in your heart. Don’t be discouraged.

Received 9-10-17

The victory has been won. Now walk it out. You are on the winning team. You have made the right choice to follow Me.

Received 9-11-17

My heart breaks for the needy, the lost, the hurting. My heart breaks for the sinner. I have made a way.

Received 9-12-17

Be like My Son: be obedient to Me in everything, think of others as better than yourself, take up your cross and die daily, follow Me, live according to My Spirit and not your flesh.

Received 9-13-17

I am with you to help you do what I ask of you. Realize that I give you opportunities to be My witness, My love, My grace to others. Every person is precious in My eyes and heart. I created them and gave them life.

Received 9-14-17

My grace is sufficient. My power is unlimited. My victory was complete. My Spirit is with you.

Received 9-15-17

Come enjoy the fruit of your labor. Lift up your head and be glad. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. Bring joy to others.

Received 9-16-17

Change can be good to open your eyes to new ways of living, My ways. Callings don’t change, but assignments do.

Received 9-17-17

Be careful today. I will protect you. I will bless you and keep you. My face is upon you.

Received 9-18-17

All of the days of your life have been counted. To say they are planned out in advance is an understatement. I know you and know how you will respond. Still My Spirit woos and teaches you. The more you say yes to Me in obedience to My will for you, the more I can use you to bring glory to My Name.

Received 9-19-17

What comes before success can be failure. Learning never ceases for the one with a teachable heart. Be humble enough to receive criticism without lashing back or being defensive. Nothing you have really is because of your efforts apart from Me.

Received 9-20-17

All the work of My hands will prosper. You are part of My work as you submit to Me and do as I command.

Received 9-21-17

What is past cannot be done over except in My power. Words spoken, thoughts, and acts done are either full of life or they are full of death. Forgiveness, atonement with what I have done on the cross, is what makes the negative things possible to reverse. A careful disciplined man, full of My Spirit brings forth life in what he does. There can be fruit that will last with the aroma of life. The enemy has been defeated. Don’t let him rob you and hurt you. I have won the victory and given you the authority in My name to restore and heal and proclaim life in all of its forms.

Received 9-22-17

Relax and enjoy this day. It is a gift from Me to you. Each day is full of life for those who know Me and can sense what My Spirit is doing around them. Be full of grace always. Be thankful and expectant. Every encounter with others has potential to experience life and to give life away. Let your words be full of life.

Received 9-23-17

There is a time and a season for everything. If you are sensitive to the leading of My Spirit, you will be able to find where and what is best for your time in the sun.

Received 9-24-17

Does it bother you that persecution will come, that it has come? Are you willing to stand for Me, knowing that it will cost you, even your life? He who loves his life in this world will lose it, but he who loves Me will gain true everlasting life. To die to self is to gain true life. Humility comes before honor, not that you are brought low, for that is for the proud and haughty. But he who humbles himself before men and before his God, submitting to His

Received 9-25-17

Watch and wait, pray with focus.

Received 9-26-17

Can you trust Me? I will bless those who come. I have been speaking to them already, just as I speak to all My people. You will witness My grace and kindness. My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me.

Received 9-27-17

What is lost, can be found again. What is gained, can be lost. Diligence is needed, watchfulness and prayer. The enemy does not rest, neither should you. I give My people rest from their striving and self-effort, as they trust in Me.

Received 9-28-17

Where there is life in any form, there I have been. I am still creating, designing, making, shaping, arranging so that all will notice and seek after Me. I am still working in your life to lead you to Me.

Received 9-29-17

Do not be anxious, but pray. She is relying upon Me and so should you.

Received 9-30-17

My will is being done all over the world as people are coming to Me in repentance and in need. The more needs the better as My grace covers it all. Those who don’t think they have any needs are deceiving themselves in their pride and independence. I am the Source for all supply. Why seek after that which doesn’t satisfy?

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Received 4-1-17

What is gained, can be lost. What is lost for My sake will be found in greater measure. You have learned how My kingdom works, how My body is connected, how My ways come with grace and truth. Love gathers and builds up, comforts, supports. Yet My love is wise and foolish. Love is no respecter of persons. Love crosses over all lines and classes that man erects. Love knows, but still loves. I love My broken people. I transform, heal, deliver. My blessings are without limits for those who seek after Me. Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness. You believe in Me and I cover you with robes of My righteousness and kindness. Love wins every time.

Received 4-2-17

When you come to Me, bring an offering of praise. Thank Me for what I have done for you.

Received 4-3-17

Be at peace. My grace is sufficient for you. I am your rear guard and I am your shield and defender. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. All who rise up against you will be defeated.

I am doing a new thing on the earth. I have shaken kingdoms. I am bringing down forces. The shaking will continue until I come. Do not hope in any man. Pray and seek after Me. Intercede and rescue the lost from perishing. Confusion and deception will grow like gangrene. Truth will be hard to find.

Received 4-4-17

Vision for today: Men will be lovers of self. They will travel to and fro, seeking after things, but will be never satisfied. They will be selfish and critical. Anger and pride will be strong in their hearts without restraint. Violence will increase as people argue and have no grace or patience. But My people will shine as never before and will stand apart and together in unity with one another. The whole world will be aware of what is happening in Jerusalem where I will display supernatural and wonderful signs. Those with a heart for Me, will find Me in spite of the hatred and unbelief of many. I have revealed all that is needed in My Word for men to be saved. Children will rise up prematurely and take over cities. Schools will empty out as the young cast off all restraint. Teachers will flee for their lives. Parents will have no control either as they have left the way of fathering. The rich will try to control people with their money, but their foundations will be shaken. Nations will war over past issues without restraint of their barbarism and cruelty. “The end is near” will be the cry. Woe to the innocent and helpless. Systems will fail.

Received 4-5-17

I am with you just as I am with all of My people. My grace is sufficient.

Received 4-6-17

I give My people gifts – salvation, healing, My Spirit, fellowship, My Word, sure promises, eternal life. What are you giving? Every good and perfect gift comes from above. Yes, My gifts are perfect.

Received 4-7-17

In all things, acknowledge Me. In everything, cover what you do with praise and thanksgiving.

Received 4-8-17

Will you pray more or will you pray better? First come into My throne room, give Me the praise and honor I deserve, then make your requests with thanksgiving.

Received 4-9-17

Your name is written in My book for all to see and remember. Even what you do is recorded as a testimony of My workmanship and grace. Your name is uniquely encoded with your eternal name. Your human mind is limited, but your spirit is unlimited in what it can receive from My Spirit. Your spirit can know and understand much more than your mind. What a pity for those who leave their spirit’s turned off by their unbelief. Constantly feed your spirit by My Word and My Spirit. Seek after Me as if I were a treasure of great price. Look for Me in every passage, every verse. Let Me write My letter to you.

Received 4-10-17

Grow in the knowledge of who I am. Make it your focus to seek Me, to learn from Me, to depend on Me, to love Me with all of your heart, mind, soul, spirit. I will give the grace to do this. I will reveal Myself to you, just as I revealed Myself to the saints of old and to those who sought after Me.

Received 4-11-17

For this is God’s will in Christ Jesus – to give thanks in everything.

Received 4-12-17

All the ends of the earth will praise Me. Every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. Every knee will bow down. The greatness of My power will be seen. Fear will come upon the sons of disobedience. Joy will be in the hearts of the redeemed.

Received 4-13-17

Where there is a way, see that it is My way. Not everything is good. Only in Me will you find what is good and life-giving. Only in Me will your heart find satisfaction and rest.

Received 4-14-17

My heart will sing like a bird calling for her mate as the spring sunshine breaks out. There is a hunger for You, O Lord. You have placed this hunger in me.

All who come to Me will be satisfied. I am the source for all life and I am the provision for true happiness and joy. If you feel dry and empty, come to Me and be filled afresh.

Received 4-15-17

Learn and realize everything I accomplished on the cross for you and for My kingdom. I did it all. It is complete. Now go and do all that I have done, in My name.

Received 4-16-17

See what great power and authority I have. No one is greater. I can do what I will do. Once you realize your place in Me, then you will realize what authority and power I have given you in My name.

Received 4-17-17

There is no one greater. Not everyone believes. Most do not take the time to read and study what My Word says. Even when they do read, they don’t have faith. They might believe to be saved. They know they sin and need a Savior. They don’t want to give up control of how they live. They don’t expect My power to come when they pray. Do you? Yes, you do to some measure. Let me help you to believe for more.

Received 4-18-17

The world rages, rulers rule, people suffer and call out to Me. Pray for countries and peoples and rulers. Break off the chains of darkness and unbelief. Open hearts for My Spirit to move. Let My Spirit guide you.

Received 4-19-17

Come to Me and be healed and delivered. Cast your cares upon Me for I care for you. Set your mind on the things above, not on earthly things. This world will end, but My kingdom will reign forever. Let Me establish My kingdom in your heart.

Received 4-20-17

There is no one like our God. He is greater than all. He is above all. He knows everything and everyone He has made. There is nothing hidden from Him. He knows the end from the beginning. His great unchangeable love covers all that He has made. Through that love His mercy and kindness flows to us – even in the forgiveness He purchased for our sins through the death of His Son on the cross. Through that love His grace comes to us to overcome our failings and weaknesses. Through that Love He has given us His Holy Spirit, full of wisdom and power. There is no one like our God!

I have revealed Myself to a distant people to draw them near to Me, even you. You have discovered Me in your wandering and searching. I was pleased that you found Me. I am pleased that you are still finding Me.

Received 4-21-17

My grace is sufficient. My Son did not heal everyone. He said that in the world you would always have the poor. People are mistreated every day. How big is your heart?

Received 4-22-17

Let Me help you. I have the wisdom that you need. I know his heart and soul. Pray and break off the chains of pride and manipulation.

Received 4-23-17

You are raised from the dead. What was dead in the old man is now new in the new man of the Spirit. My Spirit is at work in you to bring Me glory. My Spirit is at work in you to bring forth life in its fullness.

Received 4-24-17

What do you have and what do you need? All those who call upon Me will be saved. I am everything you need.

Received 4-25-17

Rejoice and be glad for the day is soon approaching when freedom will come with My Son and all the chains of the enemy and sin will be broken away. The mockers will mock, but their words will come back to them as bitter pills. My Word will be magnified. There will be new chapters written as the story continues. Be about doing My business with My Spirit strongly working in you and through you. Play no games with sin for the time is short and My people will rise up and shine like the sun of righteousness.

Received 4-26-17

The Spirit of the Lord brings freedom from the law of sin and death. The price has been paid in full. The demands have been met. The sacrifice was given. Receive what I have done in faith. Walk it out with My grace. Change your thinking to align with My Word. Experience who I am as you seek Me in all that you do.

You will walk and not run. The enemy will flee before you. Reclaim the land where your feet walk. Declare the light and love of Christ. Push back darkness in the spiritual realm. Detach their grip off your family. Cancel any foothold and opening they claim. Seal up those holes.

Received 4-27-17

You will make an impact in the heavenlies as you pray. Pray in the Spirit and with understanding. Pray often and boldly. Cover your family with prayer. Intercede as My Spirit directs. It’s not too late, but the battle has been waging. The end is near and resistance is high. We have the victory. It is assured. I said, “It is finished!” What I have done lasts forever. My hands are stretched out for My people. I look upon My scarred hands and I remember. The price was high, but it was needed and joyfully done in spite of the pain. My will was submitted to My Father’s. The enemy had no hold over Me. I laid down My life and I took it up again.

Received 4-28-17

A wise man is he who always calls upon Me, whose lips praise Me in everything, whose heart is clean before Me. A wise man is he who lives to please Me.

Received 4-29-17

Be careful today to look for Me in what you do. Rejoice and be glad.

Received 4-30-17

What is new, happened before. Each generation experiences something new. My Word has new meaning and application. I am new and I am old – I do not change: I AM.

Received 5-1-17

I can see all that you do. Can you see Me in what you are doing? Watch for Me. This is the world I have made. These are My people, even those who haven’t responded to My love. I am reaching out to them all in My love and grace.

Received 5-2-17

What is Mine I give to My people, freely and with love and grace. Can you say the same?

Received 5-3-17

Relax and receive the joy of this day. Give Me praise in all that you do. Enjoy the wife of your youth. Come before Me with thanksgiving. Acknowledge and testify of My goodness and faithfulness. Celebrate and remember. Be at peace about everything in your life for I am taking care of you.

Received 5-4-17

Much to do, but not too much that really matters. Take My yoke upon you and follow Me. Everything you do will be blessed then. Let Me tell you what to do for others. Give of yourself, but give wisely and to meet real needs. Pray and intercede for others should be number one. Be cheerful and loving and not grumbling. You are serving My body – worthy of My shed blood.

Received 5-5-17

All of your cares are Mine. I take care of My people, not to keep them from all hardship and pain, but to keep them with Me. Keep your eyes on Me. Guard your heart against false idols.

Received 5-6-17

There are many people who need help, and it is difficult to help them. How much patience do you have? Do you have enough grace and compassion? What is your attitude if it was their fault for their problems? Are the problems with sinful behavior different than emotional, mental or physical problems? What about people who disagree with you on issues? Can you love all of these as I love you? Do people have to be like you before you will help them? What about people in other lands? I died for everyone I made, even those who say they hate Me.

Received 5-7-17

Gather your thoughts and let me examine them. What is your focus? Set your eyes on My Son and what He has done for you. Study His teachings. Learn from Him about real life.

Received 5-8-17

The sun rises and the sun goes down. Life continues because of My plan and My grace. Each day is a gift of life to you. Celebrate and welcome each day. Celebrate those in your life.

Received 5-9-17

All things are possible. My love is great and so is My grace. There is no formula for love, except you must love to be My disciple. Decide to love and I will empower you to love as I love.

Received 5-10-17

What matters today is that you keep looking to Me. This is not real life for you, only a break, a celebration.

Received 5-11-17

Walk in the light with truth as your guide, truth from My Word. The world is full of lies and deception and unbelief. Faith will grow if you exercise it.

Received 5-12-17

People have two sides or faces – the public side and the private side, who they are when no one can see what they are doing. I see both, but I look at the private side and what is in the heart of a person. I look for faith in Me and in My Word. I see your faith, but you allow your mind to wander on the things of this world. Repent and have a pure heart.

Received 5-13-17

After the storm in the night there is calm in the morning. Life happens to everyone, for some it brings hardships and trials and for others it brings comfort and joy. Bring out of your storehouse what I have put into it. As you seek Me and as you focus on who I am, you will be satisfied.

Received 5-14-17

What I am doing you will do too. I am rescuing the lost ones, those who have been led astray by the lies of the enemy and the lure of their flesh. Invite them to come home. Tell them I want them back. I will forgive them if they will call upon Me.

Received 5-15-17

I protect you and help you. I hear the prayers of your heart. Open your heart to those around you.

Received 5-16-17

What is man, the person I created to be with Me? How much I love him, yet he has turned away. I sent My Son to rescue him.

Received 5-17-17

I am the Revelator; I reveal truth and knowledge, which only I know. For all who seek after Me, they will find Me. I have revealed Myself in My Son to the world. Now My Spirit is leading people to My Truth. I have given My Word. What do you want to know, just ask Me. Wisdom is My Companion. Adam believed the lie that I was withholding knowledge from him and so he ate of what I forbade him to eat. Now man thinks he knows, but he does not.

Received 5-18-17

Where is love? Where is faith? Can you love? Can you believe? Yes, of course, but you must decide to love and believe. I will help you. My blessings will follow you as you obey.

Received 5-19-17

All that is needed is to be with Me. Walk in My garden and listen to My words. Reflect on what I have done for you and in you.

Received 5-20-17

What is your life about, now at this point? You have your routine activities, both at home and away. Are you accomplishing anything for My kingdom? Push back the darkness and claim your part of the kingdom for Me. Be purposeful and deliberate, yet always be listening to My Spirit.

Received 5-21-17

Today counts just as every day counts in My kingdom. Rejoice and be glad. Reflect on what I have done for you. Meditate on My Word. Claim in faith My promises. Look for the opportunities My Spirit brings you and follow.

Received 5-22-17

When life is hard, people turn to Me. When life is easy, they don’t think about Me. Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Received 5-23-17

What is in a man, which I see as beautiful? Is it not his spirit, which can communicate with My Spirit? The flesh counts for nothing. The flesh is the source for all sin. It convinces the mind to act. The mind can be corrupted by the desires of the flesh. The mind can be deceived by the lies of the enemy. Instruct and transform your mind with My Word. Put to death the demands of the flesh. Allow My Spirit to do His work in you.

Received 5-24-17

Who would take care of you? What is his real need?

Received 5-25-17

I will give you wisdom. I will show you what to do. Honor him and reward him. Show him by example. Live out your faith before him. Give him hope, hope that is centered on Me.

Received 5-26-17

My grace is sufficient for every situation.

Received 5-27-17

Wait and see the glory of the Lord. Follow My Spirit and you will live.

Received 5-28-17

My Word will go forth unto all the nations and then the end will come. No one is exempt. No one has an excuse. Some will believe while others believe the lie. I will judge the living and the dead on that day.

Received 5-29-17

What you choose affects what you do. I have given you a free will. It pleases Me when you choose to do My will, to obey My commands.

Received 5-30-17

My life is in Your hands. You made me and have Your plan for me. I see only weakness in my flesh. I need You. You have done so much for Me. You are My God.

If you have given your life to Me, that is all that is needed. I will take care of you. If you seek after Me, you will find Me. I will give you My strength for your weakness.

Received 5-31-17

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. Waiting, abiding, seeking, calling upon Me, watching – all of these actions to be in My presence please Me greatly. The more you seek after Me, the more you will find Me, and I will reveal to you the secrets of your heart.

Received 6-1-17

Love is patient, love is kind; it is merciful and forgiving. Love wants only the best. Love is giving, sacrificial. I am Love. Love others as I have loved you. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Received 6-2-17

I will bring out of My storehouse a blessing and a revelation. They are equal in value. Everything I have is a blessing. I choose to make known My Son and He has revealed Me and glorified Me.

Received 6-3-17

The Lord is my strength and fortress. Whom shall I fear? If God did not spare His Son from the suffering of the cross on our behalf, will He not give us all that we need?

My grace is sufficient. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything make your requests known unto Me.

Received 6-4-17

I will provide the help you need, for your sake and for those who will help. My body is made up of many members.

Received 6-5-17

What is old becomes new with My Spirit bringing life. Call upon Me to bring life into ancient words. Let them penetrate your soul. Believe them, not just as facts, but as truth about Me and how I think and act.

Received 6-6-17

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Sin is in the world and it is increasing. People who seem normal are believing the lie of the enemy. Help them recognize the truth. Pray that My Spirit will bring them to repentance.

Received 6-7-17

Rise and shine and give Me glory and praise. See what I have done for My people all over the world that I have made. Put your confidence in Me and in what I can do. Look not to the world for it is failing.

Received 6-8-17

What is time to Me for I AM? But what I do is always the right time for you

Received 6-9-17

The one who draws near will be rewarded in many ways. He who trains his heart to hear My voice will find life. My sheep know My voice and they follow Me.

Received 6-10-17

I know everything about you for I made you. Can you know what is in the future for you? Do you know how you will react to certain challenges and trials? Who will care for you in your need?

Received 6-11-17

Nothing can change my love for you – nothing that you do or don’t do. Rest in My love.

Received 6-12-17

I will give you wisdom for the asking; strength for the asking; faith for the asking and whatever you need for the asking. Are you asking Me or presuming from Me? I will hear your prayer for others. I will teach you how to pray.

Received 6-13-17

All things are possible for those who believe in Me. My grace covers you in your weakness and unbelief. Keep your eyes on Me and you will not stumble.

Received 6-14-17

Every word that I give is true. My Word is true for it is Truth. I am the standard of righteousness for I am righteous. Why do seek after anything but Me? Everything else is empty and less in every way than what I have for you.

Received 6-15-17

When you seek Me, I am pleased. When you ask for wisdom, it pleases Me. You are not alone and you don’t have to solve things on your own. I am here for you. Just call upon Me.

Received 6-16-17

I am great and you are My chosen ones to bring Me glory. Let your lips sing out My praise and testify of My goodness and what I have done for you and in you. People need to hear and you need to speak. This is My timing for you and for him. Allow My Spirit to teach you.

Received 6-17-17

What is in a man? Does he have: hope or despair? Does he desire to do good or evil? What is in your heart? I see a changed heart, more like Me every day as My Spirit works. Your experiences are for learning as you seek Me. Be at peace and enjoy the wife of your youth. I have given you this pause at this time knowing everything.

Received 6-18-17

I will always love you. I love My people and I have from the beginning. Sometimes love means punishment for wrongdoing and disobedience. Sometimes it is withdrawing so that the forces of evil prevail for a season. My promises are yes and amen for those who believe. Belief in Me has benefits and responsibilities. You must allow My Spirit to do His work. I know that you are weak, so I give you My grace. Help comes through prayer.

Received 6-19-17

Come and be quiet. What I have, I give to you. Train yourself to always think of the spiritual aspect of what is happening. What is coming upon the world is a spiritual attack – the forces of evil against My people and against Me. They have all rebelled and are believing the lie. They will believe what some say because they agree with what they say regardless of what the truth is. Soon the lie will be exposed for what it is. Foundations are crumbling. The house is shaking. Do not be caught up in this world for it is failing. Let My Word be your source of truth and life.

Received 6-20-17

Do not think or imagine what might be negative in a person. It is not for you to judge for I am their Judge. I can redeem anyone with My love and forgiveness. I can heal and restore. What have I done in your life? Paul thought that he was the chiefest of sinners because of his persecution and ill treatment of My people. I have saved many who were not deserving and that is what mercy is about. Learn mercy and how to show or give mercy to others. Forgiveness is a big part of mercy. Blessing and prayer for others is mercy. Love is mercy and grace. Yes, My grace is unlimited in power and scope, but your grace given to others can be powerful as My Spirit leads you.

Received 6-21-17

Pray and rejoice for I am with you. My Word sustains you for all situations. I am a Life-giver. You too should give away your life.

Received 6-22-17

I will open the doors wider for you. Opportunities will come from Me. Say yes to Me now and yes when the opportunities come. Allow your spirit to trust in My Spirit. I have words of life for you and for those you help.

Received 6-23-17

What is in a name? In My name there is power and all authority. Use My name for you are in Me and I am in you. Break off the chains of darkness. Set free the captives. Heal the sick. Raise the dead. All things are possible in My name. If I did it, so can you.

Received 6-24-17

Life is empty without My presence. No labor of man can provide what I am. Call upon Me and rejoice.

Received 6-25-17

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Everything I have is a gift to you. In Me are the resources that you need. Don’t waste your time seeking after them in the world for they are deceitful and empty. I care about you. If you realize how much I think about you and know what you are thinking and doing, then you will have peace. Peace is a gift from My hand.

Received 6-26-17

What is in the heart of man? I know, even more than a man knows himself. It is My joy to see a man who lets Me make changes as He cooperates with My Spirit and as he submits and obeys My Word.

Received 6-27-17

My way or what? Let Me help you do what is needed and what is helpful. Ask Me for wisdom. Ask Me.

Received 6-28-17

Rejoice and be glad for the King is coming. He will rescue His people and bring judgment on His enemies. Who is downcast but he who does not look to Me, the author of life?

Received 6-29-17

My grace is sufficient for you. Pray and seek My wisdom and knowledge. Don’t rely on your own strength or knowledge or wisdom. You are weak, but I am strong in ways you cannot understand.

Received 6-30-17

Set apart for You Lord – willing and prepared, consecrated, available; ready and already saying yes to whatever You ask of me, looking for Your opportunities, taking advantage of idle time, not pursuing the things of this world, full of praise and thanksgiving; reading, studying and applying Your Word to my life, believing in You with unwavering faith, looking forward and not back; confessing and repenting of any sin in thought, word or deed; praying and interceding as Your Spirit leads – this is my desire Lord.

I see your heart. I will carry you and do what you cannot do. Just ask Me. You know your assignment and it pleases Me to see you at work. Yes, this might be your calling to help others. Be patient.


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