|LUKE 011:029 - 032: When the crowds
were increasing, he began to say, "This generation
is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it
except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh,
so will the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the South will
arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them;
for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh
will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they
repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than
Jonah is here."
|LUKE 011:033 - -36: "No one
after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand,
that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body;
when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is
not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the
light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having
no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives
||LUKE 011:037 - 041: While he was
speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat
at table. The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash
before dinner. And the Lord said to him, "Now
you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside
you are full of extortion and wickedness. You fools! Did not he who made
the outside make the inside also? But give for alms those things which
are within; and behold, everything is clean for you."
||LUKE 011:042 - 044: "But
woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect
justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting
the others. Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues
and salutations in the market places. Woe to you! for you are like graves
which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
|LUKE 011:045 - 046: One of the
lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you
load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the
burdens with one of your fingers."
||LUKE 011:047 - 051: "Woe
to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they
killed them, and you build their tombs. Therefore also the Wisdom of God
said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill
and persecute,' that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation
of the world, may be required of this generation, from the blood of Abel
to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.
Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation."
||LUKE 011:052: "Woe
to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not
enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
|LUKE 011:053 - 054: As he went
away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard,
and to provoke him to speak of many things, lying in wait for him, to catch
at something he might say.
||LUKE 012:001 - 003: IN THE meantime,
when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they
trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware
of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered
up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore
whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what
you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops."
||LUKE 012:004 - 010: "I
tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that
have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him
who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you,
fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them
is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. And I tell you, every
one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge
before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied
before the angels of God. And every one who speaks a word against the Son
of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
will not be forgiven."
||LUKE 012:011 - -012: "And
when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities,
do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say;
for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to
|LUKE 012:013 - 014: One of the
multitude said to him, "Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance
with me." But he said to him, "Man, who
made me a judge or divider over you?"
|LUKE 012:015 - 021: And he said
to them, "Take heed, and beware of all covetousness;
for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
And he told them a parable, saying, "The
land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself,
'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I
will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger ones; and there
I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul,
you have ample goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink,
be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required
of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is he
who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
|LUKE 012:022 - 031: And he said
to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do
not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, nor about your body,
what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than
clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither
storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are
you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to
his span of life?"
If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious
about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow; they neither toil nor
spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like
one of these. But if God so clothes the grass which is alive in the field
today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe
O men of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you
are to drink, nor be of anxious mind. For all the nations of the world
seek these things; and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek
his kingdom, and these things shall be yours as well."
||LUKE 012:032 - 034: "Fear
not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the
kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with
purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not
fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure
is, there will your heart be also."
|LUKE 012:035 - 040: "Let
your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting
for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may
open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly, I say to you, he will
gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.
If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so, blessed
are those servants! But know this, that if the householder had known at
what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be
broken into. You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an
|LUKE 012:041 - 048: Peter said,
"Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?" And the
Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise
steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their
portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master
when he comes will find so doing. Truly, I say to you, he will set him
over all his possessions. But if that servant says to himself, 'My master
is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come
on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and
will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful. And that servant who
knew his master's will, but did not make ready or act according to his
will, shall receive a severe beating. But he who did not know, and did
what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating. Every one to whom
much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit
much they will demand the more."
|LUKE 012:049 - 053: "I
came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!
I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it
is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth?
No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there
will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will
be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter
and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
|LUKE 012:054 - 056b: He also said to the multitudes,
"When you see a cloud rising in the west, you
say at once, 'A shower is coming'; and so it happens. And when you see
the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat'; and it
happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth
||LUKE 012:056c: "but
why do you not know how to interpret the present time?"
||LUKE 012:057: "And
why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?"
||LUKE 012:058 - 059: "As
you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle
with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand
you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. I tell you,
you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper."
|LUKE 013:001 - 003: THERE WERE
some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood
Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, "Do
you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans,
because they suffered thus? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will
all likewise perish."
||LUKE 013:004 - 005: "Or
those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you
think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
||LUKE 013:006 - 009: And he told
this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted
in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he
said to the vinedresser, 'Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit
on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the
ground?' And he answered him, 'Let it alone, sir, this year also, till
I dig about it and put on manure. And if it bears fruit next year, well
and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"
|LUKE 013:010 - 013: Now he was
teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And there was a woman
who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over
and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called
her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from
your infirmity." And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately
she was made straight, and she praised God.
||LUKE 013:014 - 016: But the ruler
of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said
to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done;
come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." Then
the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does
not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger,
and lead it away to water it? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham
whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath
||LUKE 013:017: As he said this,
all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all
the glorious things that were done by him.
|LUKE 013:018 - 021: He said therefore,
"What is the kingdom of God like? And to what
shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took
and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of
the air made nests in its branches." And again he said, "To
what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven which a woman
took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."