||LUKE 004:001 - 004: AND JESUS,
full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit
for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing
in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said
to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall
not live by bread alone.'"
||LUKE 004:005 - 008: And the devil took him up, and showed
him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him,
"To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been
delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship
me, it shall all be yours." And Jesus answered him, "It
is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you
||LUKE 004:009 - 013: And he took
him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to
him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here; for it
is written, 'He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you,' and
'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against
a stone.'" And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You
shall not tempt the Lord your God.'" And when the devil had ended
every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.
||LUKE 004:014 - 015: And Jesus
returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report concerning
him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their
synagogues, being glorified by all.
||LUKE 004:016 - 022: And he came
to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue,
as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read; and there
was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and
found the place where it was written, "The Spirit
of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news
to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim
the acceptable year of the Lord." 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 on him. And he began to say to them, "Today
this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." And all spoke
well of him, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of
his mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's son?"
||LUKE 004:023 - 027: And he said
to them, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb,
'Physician, heal yourself; what we have heard you did at Capernaum, do
here also in your own country.'" And he said, "Truly,
I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country. But in truth,
I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when
the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great
famine over all the land; and Elijah was sent to none of them but only
to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. And there
were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha; and none
of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
||LUKE 004:028 - 030: When they
heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. And they rose
up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on
which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. But
passing through the midst of them he went away.
||LUKE 004:031 - 037: And he went
down to Caperna-um, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the
sabbath; and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with
authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an
unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, "Ah! What have you to
do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who
you are, the Holy One of God." But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be
silent, and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him
down in the midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. And they
were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word? For with authority
and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out." And reports
of him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
||LUKE 004:038 - 039: And he arose
and left the synagogue, and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law
was ill with a high fever, and they besought him for her. And he stood
over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately she rose
and served them.
||LUKE 004:040 - 044: Now when the
sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases
brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed
them. And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!"
But he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew
that he was the Christ. And when it was day he departed and went into a
lonely place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have
kept him from leaving them; but he said to them, "I
must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also;
for I was sent for this purpose." And he was preaching in the synagogues
||LUKE 005:001 - -011: WHILE THE
people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the
lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen
had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the
boats, which was Simon's, he asked him to put out a little from the land.
And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had ceased
speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep
and let down your nets for a catch." And Simon answered, "Master,
we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down
the nets." And when they had done this, they enclosed a great shoal of
fish; and as their nets were breaking, they beckoned to their partners
in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both
the boats, so that they began to sink.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,
"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord." For he was astonished,
and all that were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken;
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with
Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid;
henceforth you will be catching men." And when they had brought
their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
||LUKE 005:012 - 016: While he was
in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy; and when he saw
Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, "Lord, if you will, you can
make me clean." And he stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying,
"I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy
left him. And he charged him to tell no one; but "go
and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing,
as Moses commanded, for a proof to the people." But so much the
more the report went abroad concerning him; and great multitudes gathered
to hear and to be healed of their infirmities. But he withdrew to the wilderness
||LUKE 005:017 - 026: On one of those days, as he was
teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who
had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and
the power of the Lord was with him to heal. And behold, men were bringing
on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they sought to bring him in and lay
him before Jesus; but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd,
they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles
into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith he said, "Man,
your sins are forgiven you."
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, "Who
is this that speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?" When
Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why
do you question in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are
forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But that you may know that the
Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he said to the
man who was paralyzed--"I say to you, rise, take
up your bed and go home." And immediately he rose before them, and
took up that on which he lay, and went home, glorifying God. And amazement
seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying,
"We have seen strange things today."
||LUKE 005:027 - 35: After this he went out, and saw a
tax collector, named Levi, sitting at the tax office; and he said to him,
"Follow me." And he left everything, and rose
and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his house; and there
was a large company of tax collectors and others sitting at table with
them. And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples,
saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" And
Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no
need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have not come to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance." And they said to him, "The
disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples
of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink." And Jesus said to them, "Can
you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? The days
will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will
fast in those days."
||LUKE 005:036 - 006:011: He told
them a parable also: "No one tears a piece from a
new garment and puts it upon an old garment; if he does, he will tear the
new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts
new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins
and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must
be put into fresh wineskins. And no one after drinking old wine desires
new; for he says, 'The old is good.'"
ON A sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples
plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some
of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the
sabbath?" And Jesus answered, "Have you not read
what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how
he entered the house of God, and took and ate the bread of the Presence,
which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it
to those with him?" And he said to them, "The
Son of man is lord of the sabbath." On another sabbath, when he
entered the synagogue and taught, a man was there whose right hand was
withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether
he would heal on the sabbath, so that they might find an accusation against
him. But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man who had the withered
hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and
stood there. And Jesus said to them, "I ask you,
is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to
destroy it?" And he looked around on them all, and said to him,
"Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and
his hand was restored. But they were filled with fury and discussed with
one another what they might do to Jesus.
||LUKE 006:012 - 019: In these days
he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer
to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them
twelve, whom he named apostles; Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew
his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew,
and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the
Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd
of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem
and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed
of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were
cured. And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from
him and healed them all.
||LUKE 006:020-026: And he lifted
up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed
are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. "Blessed are you that hunger
now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you
shall laugh. "Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude
you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son
of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward
is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. "But woe
to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation. "Woe to you
that are full now, for you shall hunger. "Woe to you that laugh now, for
you shall mourn and weep. "Woe to you, when all men speak well of you,
for so their fathers did to the false prophets."
||LUKE 006:027-036: "But
I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To him who strikes
you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your
coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to every one who begs from you;
and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you
wish that men would do to you, do so to them. "If you love those who love
you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to
you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you
hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners,
to receive as much again. 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 is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful."
||LUKE 006:037-038: "Judge
not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned;
forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good
measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into
your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back."
||LUKE 006:039: He also told
them a parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man?
Will they not both fall into a pit?"
||LUKE 006:040: "A
disciple is not above his teacher, but every one when he is fully taught
will be like his teacher."
||LUKE 006:041-042: "Why do you
see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log
that is in your own eye? 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."
||LUKE 006:043-045: "For
no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit;
for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from
thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good man out of
the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his
evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his
||LUKE 006:046-049: "Why
do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you? Every one who
comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is
like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation
upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house,
and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But he who hears
and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without
a foundation; against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell,
and the ruin of that house was great."
||LUKE 007:001 - 010: AFTER HE had
ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Capernaum.
Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the
point of death. When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews,
asking him to come and heal his slave. And when they came to Jesus, they
besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,
for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue." And Jesus went
When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to
him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy
to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to
you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I am a man set
under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he
goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,'
and he does it." When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and
said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell
you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." And when those
who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.
||LUKE 007:011 - 017: Soon afterward
he went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went
with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had
died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow;
and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her,
he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not
weep." And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still.
And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.
Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet
has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!" And this report
concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding
||LUKE 007:018 - 035: The disciples
of John told him of all these things. And John, calling to him two of his
disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or
shall we look for another?" And when the men had come to him, they said,
"John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who is to come,
or shall we look for another?'" In that hour he cured many of diseases
and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight.
And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you
have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers
are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have
good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."
When the messengers of John had gone, he began to speak to the crowds
concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness
to behold? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see?
A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously appareled
and live in luxury are in kings' courts. What then did you go out to see?
A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom
it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall
prepare thy way before thee.' I tell you, among those born of women none
is greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater
than he." (When they heard this all the people and the tax collectors
justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John; but the Pharisees
and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having
been baptized by him.) "To what then shall I compare
the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children
sitting in the market place and calling to one another, 'We piped to you,
and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.' For John the Baptist
has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, 'He has a demon.'
The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, 'Behold, a glutton
and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is
justified by all her children."
||LUKE 007:036 - 050: One of the
Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house,
and took his place at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a
sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house,
brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his
feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them
with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself,
"If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman
this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner." And Jesus answering
said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you."
And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?" "A certain
creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other
fifty. When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them
will love him more?" Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom
he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged
Then 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. You
gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss
my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet
with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven,
for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little." And
he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." Then
those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is
this, who even forgives sins?" And he said to the woman,
"Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
||LUKE 008:001 - 003: SOON AFTERWARD he went on through
cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom
of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been
healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom
seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward,
and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
||LUKE 008:004 - 015: And when a
great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him,
he said in a parable: "A sower went out to sow his
seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under
foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock;
and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some
fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some
fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." As he
said this, he called out, "He who has ears to hear,
let him hear." And when his disciples asked him what this parable
meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know
the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables,
so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word
of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil
comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe
and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the
word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns,
they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by
the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word,
hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience."
||LUKE 008:016 - 018: "No
one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed,
but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing
is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall
not be known and come to light. Take heed then how you hear; for to him
who has will more be given, and from him who has not, even what he thinks
that he has will be taken away."
||LUKE 008:019 - 021: Then his mother
and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd.
And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring
to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and
my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."
||LUKE 008:022 - 025: One day he
got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, "Let
us go across to the other side of the lake." So they set out, and
as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the lake,
and they were filling with water, and were in danger. And they went and
woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" And he awoke and
rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they ceased, and there was a
calm. He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And
they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, "Who then is
this, that he commands even wind and water, and they obey him?"
||LUKE 008:026: Then they arrived at the country of the
Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee.
||LUKE 008:027 - 028: And as he
stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons;
for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but
among the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him,
and said with a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of
the Most High God? I beseech you, do not torment me."
||LUKE 008:029 - 033: For he had
commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it
had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and fetters,
but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the desert.) Jesus
then asked him, "What is your name?" And he
said, "Legion"; for many demons had entered him. And they begged him not
to command them to depart into the abyss. Now a large herd of swine was
feeding there on the hillside; and they begged him to let them enter these.
So he gave them leave. Then the demons came out of the man and entered
the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were
||LUKE 008:034 - 039: When the herdsmen
saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus,
and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of
Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who
had seen it told them how he who had been possessed with demons was healed.
Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him
to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear; so he got into
the boat and returned. The man from whom the demons had gone begged that
he might be with him; but he sent him away, saying, "Return
to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he
went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done
||LUKE 008:040 - 042a: Now when
Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.
And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and
falling at Jesus' feet he besought him to come to his house, for he had
an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.
||LUKE 008:042b - 048: As he went,
the people pressed round him. And a woman who had had a flow of blood for
twelve years and could not be healed by any one, came up behind him, and
touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?"
When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the multitudes surround you and
press upon you!" But Jesus said, "Some one touched
me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me." And when
the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling
down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had
touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her,
"Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."
||LUKE 008:049 - 056: While he was
still speaking, a man from the ruler's house came and said, "Your daughter
is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more." But Jesus on hearing this
answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and she
shall be well." And when he came to the house, he permitted no one
to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and
mother of the child. And all were weeping and bewailing her; but he said,
"Do not weep; for she is not dead but sleeping."
And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But taking her by the
hand he called, saying, "Child, arise." And her spirit returned, and she
got up at once; and he directed that something should be given her to eat.
And her parents were amazed; but he charged them to tell no one what had