||LUKE 013:022: He went on his way
through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
||LUKE 013:023 - 028: And some one said to him, "Lord,
will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them, "Strive
to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and
will not be able. When once the householder has risen up and shut the door,
you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord,
open to us.' He will answer you, 'I do not know where you come from.' Then
you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught
in our streets.' But he will say, 'I tell you, I do not know where you
come from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity!' There you will
weep and gnash your teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and
all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out."
||LUKE 013:029 - 030: "And
men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at
table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last."
||LUKE 013:031 - 035: At that very
hour some Pharisees came, and said to him, "Get away from here, for Herod
wants to kill you." 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 finish my course. Nevertheless I must go on my way
today and tomorrow and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet
should perish away from Jerusalem.' O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the
prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have
gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,
and you would not! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you
will not see me until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of
||LUKE 014:001 - 006: ONE SABBATH
when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees,
they were watching him. And behold, there was a man before him who had
dropsy. And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is
it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?" But they were silent.
Then he took him and healed him, and let him go. And he said to them, "Which
of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately
pull him out on a sabbath day?" And they could not reply to this.
||LUKE 014:007 - 011: Now he told
a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the
places of honor, saying to them, "When you are invited
by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest
a more eminent man than you be invited by him; and he who invited you both
will come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you will begin
with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit
in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend,
go up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit
at table with you. For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and
he who humbles himself will be exalted."
||LUKE 014:012 - 014: He said also
to the man who had invited him, "When you give a
dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your
kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you
be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the
lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.
You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
||LUKE 014:015 - 024: When one of
those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, "Blessed is
he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!" But he said to him, "A
man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the
banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come;
for all is now ready.' But they all alike began to make excuses. The first
said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray
you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said,
'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So the servant came
and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to
his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and
bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.' And the servant said,
'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' And the
master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel
people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of
those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"
||LUKE 014:025 - 026: Now great
multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, "If
any one 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."
||LUKE 014:027 - 033: "Whoever does
not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which
of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the
cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid
a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.' Or what
king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and
take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes
against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a
great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace. So therefore,
whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple."
||LUKE 014:034 - 035: "Salt is good;
but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It
is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He
who has ears to hear, let him hear."
||LUKE 015:001 - 002: NOW THE tax
collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees
and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives sinners and eats with
||LUKE 015:003 - 010 So he told
them this parable: "What man of you, having a hundred
sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the
wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And
when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 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.' Just
so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. "Or what
woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a
lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 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.' Just so,
I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
||LUKE 015:011 - 032: And he said,
"There was a man who had two sons; and the younger
of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that
falls to me.' And he divided his living between them. Not many days later,
the younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country,
and there he squandered his property in loose living. And when he had spent
everything, a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in
want. So he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country,
who sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have fed
on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything. But when
he came to himself he said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have
bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise
and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against
heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat
me as one of your hired servants."'
"And he arose and came to his father. But while
he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran
and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have
sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called
your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Bring quickly the best
robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet;
and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for
this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And
they began to make merry. "Now his elder son was in the field; and as he
came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called
one of the servants and asked what this meant. And he said to him, 'Your
brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he
has received him safe and sound.' But he was angry and refused to go in.
His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, 'Lo,
these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command;
yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends. But
when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with harlots,
you killed for him the fatted calf!' And he said to him, 'Son, you are
always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry
and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost,
and is found.'"
||LUKE 016:001 - 009: HE ALSO
said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who
had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting
his goods. And he called him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear
about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer
be steward.' 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, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that people
may receive me into their houses when I am put out of the stewardship.'
So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, 'How
much do you owe my master?' He said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he
said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' Then
he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred measures
of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.' The master
commended the dishonest steward for his shrewdness; for the sons of this
world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons
||LUKE 016:010 - 013: "And
I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon,
so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations.
"He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who
is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have
not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the
true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's
who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted
to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
||LUKE 016:014 - 018: The Pharisees,
who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they scoffed at him. But
he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves
before men, but God knows your hearts; for what is exalted among men is
an abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets were until
John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and every
one enters it violently. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass
away, than for one dot of the law to become void. "Every one who divorces
his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman
divorced from her husband commits adultery."
||LUKE 016:019 - 031: "There
was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted
sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full
of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table;
moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was
carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was
buried; and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes, and saw
Abraham far off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he called out, 'Father Abraham,
have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water
and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.'
"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that you
in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner
evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And
besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order
that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may
cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father, to send
him to my father's house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn
them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham said,
'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' And he said, 'No,
father Abraham; but if some one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.'
He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will
they be convinced if some one should rise from the dead.'"
||LUKE 017:001 - 004: AND HE said
to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to
come; but woe to him by whom they come! It would be better for him if a
millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than
that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Take heed to yourselves;
if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him; and if
he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times,
and says, 'I repent,' you must forgive him."
||LUKE 017:005 - 006: The apostles
said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, "If
you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine
tree, 'Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."
||LUKE 017:007 - 010: "Will
any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him
when he has come in from the field, 'Come at once and sit down at table'?
Will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself
and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink'?
Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also,
when you have done all that is commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants;
we have only done what was our duty.'"
||LUKE 017:011 - 019: On the way to Jerusalem he was passing
along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was
met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and
said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them,
"Go and show yourselves to the priests." And
as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he
was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on
his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then
said Jesus, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the
nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"
And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith
has made you well."
||LUKE 017:020 - 037: Being asked
by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them,
"The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be
observed; nor will they say, 'Lo, here it is!' or 'There!' for behold,
the kingdom of God is in the midst of you." And he said to the disciples,
"The days are coming when you will desire to see
one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see it. And they will
say to you, 'Lo, there!' or 'Lo, here!' Do not go, do not follow them.
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the
other, so will the Son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many
things and be rejected by this generation."
"As it was in the days of Noah, so will it
be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they
were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the
flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot--they
ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but
on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven
and destroyed them all-- so will it be on the day when the Son of man is
revealed. On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in
the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is
in the field not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to gain
his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell
you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and
the other left. There will be two women grinding together; one will be
taken and the other left." And they said to him, "Where, Lord?"
He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles
will be gathered together."
||LUKE 018:001 - 008: AND HE told
them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose
heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge
who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that
city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me against my adversary.'
For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither
fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate
her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.'" And the
Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says.
And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will
he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless,
when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
||LUKE 018:009 - 017: He also told
this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous
and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple
to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood
and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee that I am not like other
men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector,
standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his
breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man
went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who
exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and
when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to
him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do
not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to
you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not
||LUKE 018:018 - 030: And a ruler
asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And
Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one
is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery,
Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father
and mother.'" And he said, "All these I have observed from my youth."
And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing
you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me." But when
he heard this he became sad, for he was very rich.
||LUKE 018:031 - 034: And taking the twelve, he said to
them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and
everything that is written of the Son of man by the prophets will be accomplished.
For he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and shamefully
treated and spit upon; they will scourge him and kill him, and on the third
day he will rise." But they understood none of these things; this
saying was hid from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
||LUKE 018:035 - 019:010: As he
drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging;
and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told
him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David,
have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him
to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy
on me!" And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and
when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want
me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." And
Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith
has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed
him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise
HE ENTERED Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named
Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see
who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small
of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see
him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he
looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste
and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made
haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they
all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner."
And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my
goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything,
I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today
salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For
the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."
||LUKE 019:011 - 027: As they heard
these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem,
and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.
He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country
to receive a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave
them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Trade with these till I come.' But
his citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not
want this man to reign over us.'
When he returned, having received the kingdom,
he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called
to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. The first came
before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.' And he
said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in
a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' And the second
came, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made five pounds.' And he said to him,
'And you are to be over five cities.' Then another came, saying, 'Lord,
here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; for I was afraid
of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay
down, and reap what you did not sow.' He said to him, 'I will condemn you
out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe
man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?
Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should
have collected it with interest?'
And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the
pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' (And they said
to him, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!') 'I tell you, that to every one who
has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will
be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to
reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.'"
||LUKE 019:028: And when he had
said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.