Modern Literal Version
[Luke 1]

     {Luk 1:1-4 Introduction; no parallel.}

     1:1 Since many undertook the task to compile a narrative concerning the matters which have been fully assured among us, 1:2 just-as they gave them to us, who from the beginning became eyewitnesses and attendants of the word, 1:3 it also seemed good to me, having followed accurately in all things from the start, to write to you afterwards, most-excellent Theophilus; 1:4 in order that you might fully know the certainty concerning the words in which you were instructed.

     {Luk 1:5-25 Jerusalem 6 BC; no parallel.}

     1:5 It happened in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, there was a certain priest, Zacharias by name, from the class* of Abijah and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron and her name was Elisabeth. 1:6 Now they were both righteous and blameless in God's sight, conducting-themselves in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. 1:7 And there was no child to them, insomuch as Elisabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in their days.

     1:8 Now it happened, while* he was doing* priestly duties in front of God in the order of his class*, 1:9 according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn-incense, after he entered into the temple of the Lord. 1:10 And all the multitude of the people were praying outside in the hour of incense. 1:11 And a messenger of the Lord was seen by him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 1:12 And Zacharias, having seen him, was disturbed, and fear fell upon him.

     1:13 But the messenger said to him, Do not fear, Zacharias, because your supplication was heard and your wife Elisabeth will be giving-birth to a son to you and you will call his name John. 1:14 And there will be joy and gladness to you, and many will be rejoicing at his birth. 1:15 For* he will be great in the Lord's sight, and he should never drink wine or liquor, and he will be filled more with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb. 1:16 And he will be turning many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God. 1:17 And he will be going beforehand, in his sight, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers again to their children, and to turn the disobedient by the prudence of the righteous; to make-ready a people who have been prepared for the Lord.

     1:18 And Zacharias said to the messenger, According to what, will I know this? For* I am an elderly-man and my wife is advanced in her days.

     1:19 And the messenger answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, who stands in God's sight, and I was sent to speak to you and to proclaim to you good-news with these things. 1:20 And behold, you will be silent and not able to speak, till the day that these things should happen, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.

     1:21 And the people was expecting Zacharias and they were marveling while* he was delaying in the temple. 1:22 But after he went out, he was not able to speak to them, and they recognized that he had seen a vision in the temple, and he was signaling to them and was remaining mute. 1:23 And it happened, as the days of his ministry* were fulfilled, he went away to his house.

     1:24 Now after these days, Elisabeth his wife conceived, and she was hiding herself for five months, saying, 1:25 Thus the Lord has done* to me in the days in which he looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.

     {Luk 1:26-38 Nazareth 5 BC; no parallel.}

     1:26 Now in the sixth month Gabriel the messenger was sent by God to a city of Galilee, whose name was Nazareth, 1:27 to a virgin who has been engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, from the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. 1:28 And the messenger entered to her, said, Hail! She who has been favored. The Lord is with you. You have been blessed among women. 1:29 But having seen him, she was very disturbed at his speech, and was reasoning what sort of greeting this might be. 1:30 And the messenger said to her, Do not fear, Mary; for* you found favor with God. 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and will be bearing a son and will call his name Jesus. 1:32 This one will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God will be giving to him the throne of his father David, 1:33 and he will be reigning over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of his kingdom.

     1:34 But Mary said to the messenger, How will this be, since I do not know a man sexually?

     1:35 And the messenger answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Highest will be overshadowing you; hence the holy one being born out of you will also be called the Son of God. 1:36 And behold, Elisabeth your relative, she also has conceived a son in her elderliness, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren, 1:37 because every declaration from God will not be powerless.

     1:38 But Mary said, Behold, the bondservant of the Lord; let it happen to me according to your declaration. And the messenger went away from her.

          {Luk 1:39-80 Hill region of Judea, 5 BC; no parallel.}

     1:39 Now having risen* up in these days, Mary traveled with diligence into the hill-country, into a city of Judah, 1:40 and entered into the house of Zacharias and greeted Elisabeth. 1:41 And it happened, as Elisabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby jumped in her womb, and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit; 1:42 and she shouted out with a loud voice and said, You have been blessed among women, and the fruit of your womb has been blessed. 1:43 And from where, is this to me, in order that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 1:44 For* behold, as the voice of your greeting came* into my ears, the baby jumped in my womb in gladness. 1:45 And she who believed is fortunate, because there will be a completion of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord.

     1:46 And Mary said, My soul extols the Lord, 1:47 and my spirit was glad upon God my Savior. 1:48 Because he looked upon the humbleness of his bondservant; for* behold, from hereafter, all generations will esteem me fortunate. 1:49 Because the mighty one did* magnificent things to me and his name is holy, 1:50 and his mercy is toward generations of generations to those who fear him. 1:51 He made* his dominion known with* his arm. He scattered the haughty in the perception of their heart. 1:52 He took down sovereigns from their thrones and has exalted the humble. 1:53 He filled the hungry with good things, and he sent the rich away empty. 1:54 He helped Israel his young-servant, in order to remember his mercy, 1:55 just-as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his seed forever.

     1:56 Now Mary remained together with her approximately three months and returned to her house.

     1:57 Now Elisabeth's time was fulfilled that she should bear, and she gave-birth to a son. 1:58 And those who dwell around her, and her relatives, heard that the Lord was magnifying his mercy with her, and they were rejoicing together with her. 1:59 And it happened, that on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child, and they were to be calling it upon {i.e. after} the name of his father, Zacharias. 1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so, but he will be called John.

     1:61 And they said to her, There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name. 1:62 But they were signaling to his father, what he would wish him to be called. 1:63 And he asked for a writing-tablet and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marveled. 1:64 Now his mouth was instantly opened, and his tongue loosed, and he was speaking, thanking God. 1:65 And fear became upon all those dwelling around them and all these declarations were being talked-about in the whole hill-country of Judea. 1:66 And all who heard them placed them in their heart, saying, What then will this child be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.

     1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 1:68 The Lord, the God of Israel is gracious*. Because he visited and made* redemption for his people. 1:69 And lifted up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his young-servant David, 1:70 (just-as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from the age past). 1:71 We have salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us; 1:72 to do* his mercy with our fathers and his holy covenant* to remember. 1:73 We have the oath which he had sworn to Abraham our father to give to us, 1:74 having been fearlessly rescued out of the hand of our enemies, to give-divine service to him 1:75 in holiness and righteousness all the days of our life in his sight. 1:76 And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for* 'you will be traveling before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.' {Mal 3:1} 1:77 You are to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins, 1:78 through the heart* of mercy of our God, in which the rising of light from on high visited us, 1:79 to appear upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to steer our feet into the way of peace.

     1:80 Now the child was growing and becoming-powerful in spirit and was in the wilderness until the day of his public showing to Israel.

[Luke 2]

     {Luk 2:1-20 Bethlehem 5 BC; no parallel.}

     {Augustus, a title, both the Latin form and Greek word 'sebastos' are in the Bible (G828, G4575), which are adjectives that means 'worthy of worship. It is like our Reverend, His Majesty, Your Worship, etc.' This 'worthy of worship' became worse as more and more Emperors took the throne. Even Nero is referred to as the 'Man of Sin' in 2Th 2:3, the number of a man in Rev 13:18 (666). Caesar is our 'Emperor.' Adjectives in Greek occur after the noun so by rights this is His Reverend Emperor in Luk 2:1. In Acts 25:2, 5; 27:1 - Augustus here means simply 'the Emperor' and translated as such.}

     2:1 Now it happened in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the inhabited-earth. 2:2 This first census happened while Quirinius is governor of Syria. 2:3 And all were traveling to register themselves, each one into his own city. 2:4 Now Joseph also went-up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he is out of the house and family of David; 2:5 to register himself together with Mary, who has been engaged to him as his wife, being swollen with child {i.e. pregnant}. 2:6 Now it happened, while* they were there, the days were fulfilled that she should bear; 2:7 and she bore her firstborn son, and she swaddled and reclined him in the manger, because there was no place for them in the boarding-house.

     2:8 And there were shepherds in the same region, camping out and observing watches over their flock by night. 2:9 And behold, a messenger of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were afraid with a great fear. 2:10 And the messenger said to them, Do* not be afraid; for* behold, I proclaim to you* good-news of great joy which will be to all the people, 2:11 because there was born to you* today in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 2:12 And this is the sign to you*: you* will be finding a swaddled baby, laying in a manger. 2:13 And suddenly, a multitude of the heavenly army praising God happened to be together with the messenger, and saying, 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and peace upon earth, in men– delight. 2:15 And it happened, as the messengers went away from them into heaven, and the men, the shepherds, said to one another, We should go through, insofar as Bethlehem, and let us see this declaration about events that has happened, which the Lord made known to us!

     2:16 And they came, having hurried, and found both Mary and Joseph and the baby laying in the manger. 2:17 Now having seen this, they made it known concerning the declaration which was spoken to them concerning this child. 2:18 And all who heard it marveled concerning the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds. 2:19 But Mary was keeping all these words to herself, pondering them in her heart. 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God in all the things which they heard and saw, just-as it was spoken to them.

          {Luk 2:21-39a Temple at Jerusalem 4 BC; no parallel.}

     2:21 And when eight days were fulfilled to circumcise him, his name was called Jesus, which was called by the messenger before he was conceived in the womb.

     2:22 And when the days of their cleansing according to the Law of Moses were fulfilled, they led him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord {Lev 12:2 - 6} 2:23 (as it has been written in the Law of the Lord, 'Every male who opens the womb will be called holy to the Lord'); {Exo 13:2, 12} 2:24 and to give 'A couple of turtledoves or two young doves as a sacrifice according to what has been spoken in the Law of the Lord. {Lev 12:8, 5:11}

     2:25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 2:26 And it was being divinely-spoken to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he should see the Lord's Christ. 2:27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, while* the parents were bringing* in the child Jesus, for them to do* according to what has been the custom of the law concerning him. 2:28 Then he accepted him into his arms and gave-thanks to God and said, 2:29 Now Master, you may dismiss your bondservant according to your word in peace, 2:30 because my eyes have seen your salvation 2:31 which you prepared in the face of all peoples. 2:32 He is a light *for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

     2:33 And Joseph and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him; 2:34 and Simeon gave-thanks for them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is reserved *for the fall and the resurrection of many in Israel, and *for a sign being spoken against. 2:35 Now, also a long-sword will be going through your own soul; *that reasonings would be revealed out of many hearts.

     2:36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, out of the tribe of Asher (this one had advanced in many days, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, 2:37 and this one had been a widow approximately eighty four years), who did not withdraw from the temple, giving-divine service with fasts and supplications night and day. 2:38 And having stood up in that same hour, this one herself was fully-professing the Lord and was speaking concerning him to all those who were waiting for the redemption in Jerusalem.

     {Mat 2:19-23 & Luk 2:39b Egypt & Nazareth 4 BC.}

     2:39 And as they had completed all things which were according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

     {Luk 2:40-52 Nazareth and Jerusalem 7 or 8 AD.}

     2:40 Now the child was growing and becoming-powerful in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.

     2:41 And his parents were traveling every year to Jerusalem to the feast of the Passover. 2:42 And when he became twelve years old, they went-up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast; 2:43 and having completed the days, while* they were returning, the boy Jesus remained back in Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother did not know it. 2:44 But having supposed him to be in the caravan, they went a day's journey, and they were seeking him among their relatives and among their acquaintances. 2:45 And having not found him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking after him.

     2:46 And it happened, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them and asking them questions. 2:47 Now all who are hearing him were astonished at his intelligence and his answers. 2:48 And after they saw him, they were astounded, and his mother said to him, Child, why did you do* so to us? Behold, your father and I were seeking you, sorrowing.

     2:49 And he said to them, Why is it that you* were seeking me? Did you* not know it is essential for me to be in the things of my father? 2:50 And they did not understand the declaration which he spoke to them. 2:51 And he went-down with them, and came to Nazareth, and he was being subject to them and his mother was keeping all these words in her heart.

     2:52 And Jesus was progressing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

[Luke 3]

     {Mar 1:1-8 & Mat 3:1-12 & Luk 3:1-18. Judea near Jordan River 25 or 26 AD.}

     3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the government of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being Tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip, Tetrarch of the region made up of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias being Tetrarch of Abilene, 3:2 in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the declaration of God came* to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3:3 And he came into all the region around the Jordan, preaching the immersion* of repentance into the forgiveness of sins; 3:4 as it has been written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare* the way of the Lord. Make** his paths straight. 3:5 Every valley will be filled and every mountain and hill will be humbled, and the crooked into straight and the rough ways into smooth. 3:6 And all flesh will be seeing the salvation of God.' {Isa 40:3-5}

     3:7 Therefore, he was saying to the crowds who travel out to be immersed* by him, Offsprings of vipers! Who warned you* to flee from the future wrath? 3:8 Therefore produce* fruits worthy of repentance and do* not begin to say among yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for* I say to you*, that God is able to lift up children to Abraham from these stones. 3:9 Now the ax is also already reserved toward the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree which is not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

     3:10 And the crowds asked him, saying, Therefore what will we do*?

     3:11 And he answered and says to them, He who has two tunics, let him give one to the one who does not have, and he who has various foods, let him do* likewise.

     3:12 But tax collectors also came to be immersed*, and they said to him, Teacher, what will we do*?

     3:13 And he said to them, Appropriate* no more than what has been appointed for you*.

     3:14 But the active soldiers were also asking him, saying, And we, what will we do*?

     And he said to them, Intimidate* no one, nor cheat* anyone, and be* content with your* rations.

     3:15 But the people are expecting, and all are reasoning in their hearts concerning John, maybe, he might be the Christ; 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed immerse* you* in water, but the mightier one than me is coming, the strap of whose shoes I am not sufficient to loose. He will immerse* you* in the Holy Spirit, and in fire; 3:17 whose winnowing fan is in his hand, and he will be thoroughly cleansing his threshing floor, and will be gathering the grain into his barn, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

     3:18 Therefore indeed, he was proclaiming the good-news to the people, encouraging them also with many other things.

     {Mar 1:14a & Mat 4:12 & Luk 3:19-20 & Joh 4:1-4 Judea to Galilee.}

     3:19 But Herod the Tetrarch, being reproved by him concerning Herodias his brother's wife and concerning all the evil things which Herod practiced, 3:20 also added this to them all, and locked up John in the prison.

     {Mar 1:9-11 & Mat 3:13-17 Luk 3:21-22 Jordan east of Jericho, Spring 27 AD.}

     3:21 Now it happened, while* all the people were immersed*; after Jesus was also immersed*, and while praying, the heaven opened, 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form, like a dove upon him, and a voice came* from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son. I am delighted in you.

     {Mat 1:1-17 & Luk 3:23-28 Genealogy.}

     3:23 And he was approximately thirty years old, when beginning to teach, (being, as it was supposed, the son of Joseph). Although Jesus, himself was a descendant from Heli, 3:24 from Matthat, from Levi, from Melchi, from Jannai, from Joseph, 3:25 from Mattathias, from Amos, from Nahum, from Esli, from Naggai, 3:26 from Maath, from Mattathias, from Semein, from Joseph, from Joda, 3:27 from Joanan, from Rhesa, from Zerubbabel, from Shealtiel, from Neri, 3:28 from Melchi, from Addi, from Cosam, from Elmadam, from Er, 3:29 from Joses, from Eliezer, from Jorim, from Matthat, from Levi, 3:30 from Symeon, from Judas, from Joseph, from Jonam, from Eliakim, 3:31 from Melea, from Menna, from Mattatha, from Nathan, from David, 3:32 from Jesse, from Obed, from Boaz, from Salmon, from Nahshon, 3:33 from Amminadab, from Ram, from Hezron, from Perez, from Judah, 3:34 from Jacob, from Isaac, from Abraham, from Terah, from Nahor, 3:35 from Serug, from Reu, from Peleg, from Eber, from Shelah, 3:36 from Cainan, from Arphaxad, from Shem, from Noah, from Lamech, 3:37 from Methuselah, from Enoch, from Jared, from Mahalaleel, from Cainan, 3:38 from Enos, from Seth, from Adam, who was from God.

[Luke 4]

     {Mar 1:12-13 & Mat 4:1-11 & Luk 4:1-13.}

     4:1 Now full of the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan, and was being led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 4:2 being tempted by the devil for forty days. And he ate nothing in those days, and later, after they were completed, he hungered. 4:3 And the devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, speak to this stone in order that it may become bread.

     4:4 And Jesus answered to him, saying, It has been written, 'Man will not live on bread only, but upon every declaration from God.' {Deu 8:3}

     4:5 And the devil, having led him up into a high mountain, showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited-earth in an instant of time. 4:6 And the devil said to him, I will be giving all this authority, and the glory of them, to you, because it has been given to me, and I am giving it to whomever I wish. 4:7 Therefore, if you worship only in my sight, all this will be yours.

     4:8 And Jesus answered and said to him, Proceed behind me, adversary! It has been written, 'You will be worshiping the Lord your God and you will be giving-divine service to him only.' {Deu 6:13}

     4:9 And he led him to Jerusalem, and stood him upon the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself downward from here. 4:10 For* it has been written, 'He will be commanding his messengers concerning you, to guard you,' 4:11 and, 'They will lift you up upon their hands, lest you might hit your foot with a stone.' {Psa 91:11-12}

     4:12 And Jesus answered and said to him, It has been spoken, 'Do not test the Lord your God.' {Deu 6:16}

     4:13 And after the devil had completed every temptation, he withdrew from him till another time.

     {Luk 4:14a & Joh 4:44-45 Arrival in Galilee.}

     4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.

     {Mar 1:14b-15 & Mat 4:17 & Luk 4:14b-15.}

     And fame went out throughout the whole region around there concerning him. 4:15 And he was teaching in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

     {Luk 4:16-31; no parallel.}

     4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he was being reared up, and according to his custom, he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up to read. 4:17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. And having unrolled the scroll and found the place where it had been written, 4:18 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because of which, he anointed me to proclaim the good-news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the crushed in heart, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth the downtrodden to deliverance, 4:19 to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.' {Isa 61:1-2} 4:20 And having furled the scroll and he gave back to the attendant. He sat down, and the eyes of all were staring at him in the synagogue. 4:21 But he began to say to them, This Scripture has been fulfilled today in your* ears.

     4:22 And all were testifying of him, and were marveling at the words of favor which are traveling from his mouth, and they were saying, Is this not Joseph's son?

     4:23 And he said to them, You* will certainly say this parable to me, Physician, heal yourself. We heard how-much had happened in Capernaum, do* it here also in your fatherland. 4:24 But he said, Assuredly I am saying to you*, No prophet is acceptable in his fatherland. 4:25 But in truth I say to you*, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was locked for three years and six months, as such there became a great famine over all the land; 4:26 and Elijah was sent to none of them, except to Zarephath from Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.

     4:28 And they were all filled with fury in the synagogue, while hearing these things; 4:29 and having risen* up, they put him out, outside the city, and led him to the brow of the mountain upon which their city had been built, *that* they might propel him off the cliff. 4:30 But having gone through the middle of them, he was traveling away.

     {Mar 1:21-28 & Luk 4:31-37 Capernaum.}

     4:31 And he came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath; 4:32 and they were being astounded at his teaching, because his word was with* authority. 4:33 And a man was in the synagogue, who has a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 4:34 saying, Ah! What is this thing to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarene? Did you come to destroy us? I know you, who you are, the Holy One of God.

     4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hush and come out of him. And after the demon tossed him into the middle of them, he came away from him, having not harmed him.

     4:36 And amazement came* upon all, and they were speaking together with one another, saying, What is this word, because he commands the unclean spirits with* authority and power, and they come out? 4:37 And a rumor was traveling out concerning him, into every place of the region around.

     {Mar 1:29-34 & Mat 8:14-17 & Luk 4:38-41 Capernaum.}

     4:38 Now he rose* up from the synagogue and entered into the house of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was being held by a great fever, and they asked him concerning her. 4:39 And he stood above her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and instantly, she rose* up and was serving them.

     4:40 Now at the setting of the sun, all, as many as had anyone sick with various diseases led them to him, and having laid his hands on each one of them, he healed them. 4:41 Now demons were also coming out from many, crying out and saying, You are the Christ, the Son of God. And rebuking them, he was not permitting them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

     {Mar 1:35-39 & Mat 4:23-25 & Luk 4:42-44 Preaching through Galilee.}

     4:42 Now after it became day, he went out and traveled into a desolate place, and the crowds were seeking him and came to him, and were holding-onto him to not travel away from them. 4:43 But he said to them, It is essential for me to also proclaim the good-news of the kingdom of God to the other cities, because I have been sent forth to this end.

     4:44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

[Luke 5]

     {Mar 1:16-20 & Mat 4:18-22 & Luk 5:1-11 Sea of Galilee near Capernaum.}

     5:1 Now it happened, while* the crowd jammed against him to hear the word of God, that he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret; 5:2 and he saw two ships standing empty beside the lake, but the fishermen, having stepped away from them, rinsed their nets. 5:3 Now he stepped onto one of the ships, which was Simon's, and asked him to set-sail a few feet from the land. And having sat down, he was teaching the crowds out of the ship. 5:4 Now as he ceased speaking, he said to Simon, Set-sail into the deep and lower* your* nets *for a catch.

     5:5 And Simon answered and said to him, Master*, we labored through the whole night and took nothing, but at your declaration I will lower the net. 5:6 And having done* this, they locked up together a large multitude of fish, and their net was being ripped; 5:7 and they signaled to their companions, those in the other ship, that they should come to help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so-then they are about to be submerged. 5:8 But having seen it, Simon Peter fell down before Jesus' knees, saying, Go away from me, because I am a man, a sinner, O Lord. 5:9 For* amazement engulfed him and all those together with him, at the catch of the fish in which they took in; 5:10 and likewise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon.

     And Jesus said to Simon, Do not fear; from hereafter you will be catching live men. 5:11 And having brought* their ships to land, they left all and followed him.

     {Mar 1:40-45 & Mat 8:2-4 & Luk 5:12-16.}

     5:12 And it happened, while* he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy. And after he saw Jesus, he fell upon his face, and besought of him, saying, Lord, if you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.

     5:13 And having stretched out his hand, he touched him, and said, I am willing; be cleansed. And immediately the leprosy went away from him. 5:14 And he commanded him to speak to no one, saying, But after you have gone away, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift concerning your cleansing, just-as Moses commanded, *for a testimony to them. {Lev 13:49 and 14:2-4}

     5:15 But the word concerning him was going through the land even more, and large crowds were coming together to hear and to be healed by him from their sicknesses. 5:16 But he was departing by himself in the wilderness and was praying.

     {Mar 2:1-12 & Mat 9:2-8 & Luk 5:17-26.}

     5:17 And it happened on one of those days, that he was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting, who had come out of every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was there, *that* he might heal them.

     5:18 And behold, some men are carrying a man who was paralyzed upon a cot, and they were seeking to bring him in and to place him in his sight. 5:19 And having not found from what way, that they might bring him in because of the crowd, they went-up to the housetop and dropped him down through the tiles together with his cot, into the middle, before Jesus. 5:20 And having seen their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins have been forgiven to you.

     5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this one, who is speaking blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins, except God only?

     5:22 But Jesus fully knowing their reasonings, answered and said to them, What are you* reasoning in your* hearts? 5:23 What is easier, to say, Your sins have been forgiven to you; or to say, Lift yourself up and walk? 5:24 But in order that you* may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins, (he said to the one who has been paralyzed), I say to you, Lift yourself up! And after you have taken up your cot, travel to your house! 5:25 And instantly he stood up in their sight, after he lifted up that upon which he was reclining, and went away to his house, glorifying God.

     5:26 And astonishment took all and they were glorifying God, and they were filled with fear, saying, We have seen glorious things today.

     {Mar 2:13-14 & Mat 9:9 & Luk 5:27-28 At or near Capernaum.}

     5:27 And after these things, he went forth and saw a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax-office and said to him, Follow me. 5:28 And having left all, he stood up and followed him.

     {Mar 2:15-22 & Mat 9:10-17 & Luk 5:29-39 Capernaum.}

     5:29 And Levi made* for himself a great banquet in his house and there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were reclining at the meal with them. 5:30 And the Pharisees and their scribes were murmuring to his disciples, saying, Why do you* eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?

     5:31 And Jesus answered and said to them, Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but those who have illness. 5:32 I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.

     5:33 But they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast frequently and are making* supplications; likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink?

     5:34 But he said to them, The sons of the bridal-party {companions or guests} are not able to make* or to fast, in which the bridegroom is with them, are they? 5:35 But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will be fasting in those days.

     5:36 But he also spoke a parable to them: No one puts a patch from a new garment upon an old garment; otherwise, the new and old will split-apart and also the patch from the new will not agree together with the old. 5:37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the old wineskins, and it will be poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed. 5:38 But new wine is put into new wineskins, and both are protected together. 5:39 And no one having drank old wine, immediately wishes for new; for* he says, The old is smoother.

[Luke 6]

     {Mar 2:23-28 & Mat 12:1-8 & Luk 6:1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee.}

     6:1 Now it happened for him to travel through the grain-fields on a second Sabbath after the first feast Sabbath, and his disciples were plucking the tops, rubbing them in their hands and were eating them. 6:2 But some of the Pharisees said to them, Why are you* doing* what is not legal to practice on the Sabbath?

     6:3 And Jesus answered and said to them, Did you* not read even this, what David did*, when he was hungry, himself and those being with him? 6:4 How he entered into the house of God and took and ate the showbread, and also gave it to those who were with him; which it is not legal to eat, except for the priests only? {1Sam 21:6} 6:5 And he said to them, The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.

     {Mar 3:1-6 & Mat 12:9-14 & Luk 6:6-11 Probably Galilee.}

     6:6 Now he happened also on a different Sabbath, to enter into the synagogue and to teach, and a man was there, and his right hand was dried up. 6:7 Now the scribes and the Pharisees were observing him, if he will heal him on the Sabbath; in order that they might find an accusation against him. 6:8 But he knew their reasonings, and he said to the man having a dried up hand, Lift yourself up and stand, you in the middle! Now he rose* up, and stood there. 6:9 Therefore Jesus said to them, I will ask you* something, Is it legal on the Sabbath to do good or to do* evil? To save a life or to kill it? 6:10 And having looked around on them all, he said to him, Stretch out your hand. Now he did*, and his hand was restored healthy like the other. 6:11 But they themselves were filled with madness, and were talking-about this to one another as to what they should do* to Jesus.

     {Mar 3:13-19a & Luk 6:12-16 Near Capernaum.}

     6:12 Now it happened in these days, that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he was persisting through the night in prayer to God. 6:13 And when it became day, after he summoned his disciples, and he chose from them twelve, whom he also named apostles: 6:14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John and Philip and Bartholomew, 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus and Simon who was called the Zealot, 6:16 Judas the son {Or: brother of; See Jude.} of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a betrayer.

     {Mat 5:1 & Luk 6:17-20. Sermon on the mountain.}

     6:17 And he went-down with them and stood upon a place of the plain, and with a crowd of his disciples and a large multitude of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; 6:18 and those who were troubled by unclean spirits were being healed. 6:19 And all the crowd was seeking to touch him, because power was coming out from him and was healing them all.

     {Mat 5:2-12 & Luk 6:20-26.}

     6:20 And he lifted up his eyes toward his disciples and said: You* the poor are fortunate, because the kingdom of God is yours*. 6:21 You* who hunger now are fortunate, because you* will be fully-fed. You* who are weeping now are fortunate, because you* will be laughing. 6:22 You* are fortunate, whenever men hate you* and whenever they separate* you* from themselves, and may reproach you* and may cast out your* name like evil, because of the Son of Man. 6:23 Rejoice* in that day and jump* for joy, for* behold your* reward is much in heaven; for* their fathers were doing* according to these things, the same to the prophets.

     6:24 However, woe to you* who are rich, because you* are fully having your* consolation! 6:25 Woe to you* who have been filled, because you* will be hungry! Woe to you* who laugh now, because you* will be mourning and will be weeping! 6:26 Woe to you* whenever men speak well of you*, for* their fathers were doing* according to these things, the same to the false prophets!

     {Mat 5:17-48 & Luk 6:27-36.}

     6:27 But I am saying to you* who hear, Love** your* enemies, do** good to those who hate you*, 6:28 speak* well of those who are cursing you*, pray* on behalf of those who are railing at you*. 6:29 Hold near to the one who beats you upon the one jaw, the other also, and from the one who takes away your garment, do not forbid him your tunic also. 6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, and from the one who takes away what is yours, do not ask for it back.

     {Mat 7:12 & Luk 6:31.}

     6:31 And just-as you* wish that* men should do* to you*, you* also, do** likewise to them. 6:32 And if you* love* those who love* you*, what gratitude is this for you* have? For* even sinners love* those who love* them. 6:33 And if you* do* good to those who are doing* good to you*, what gratitude is this for you*? For* even sinners are doing* the same. 6:34 And if you* lend to those from whom you* are hoping to receive, what gratitude is this for you*? For* even sinners are lending to sinners, in order that they might receive equally. 6:35 However, love** your* enemies and do** good things for them and lend*, hoping for nothing again. And your* reward will be much, and you* will be sons of the Highest, because he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 6:36 Therefore, become* compassionate, just-as your* Father is also compassionate.

     {Mat 7:1-6 & Luk 6:37-42. See also Joh 5:30, 7:24.}

     6:37 And do* not judge and you* should never be judged; do* not sentence others and you* should never be sentenced; release* and you* will be released. 6:38 Give* and it will be given to you*; they will be giving good measure into your* bosom, what has been packed-down and has been shaken together and pouring over. For* with the same measure you* measure, it will be measured to you* again.

     6:39 Now he also spoke a parable to them: Is a blind person able to guide the blind? Will they not both be falling into a ditch? 6:40 The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone having been matured {i.e. completed the training}, will be like his teacher. 6:41 But why are you looking at the speck which is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam which is in your own eye? 6:42 Or how are you able to say to your brother, Brother, Allow me, that I may cast out the speck which is in your eye, while you yourself do not see the beam which is in your own eye? You hypocrite, cast out the beam first out of your own eye, and then you will see precisely to cast out the speck which is in your brother's eye.

     {Mat 7:13-23 & Luk 6:43-45.}

     6:43 For* there is not a good tree producing rotten fruit; nor is there a rotten tree producing good fruit. 6:44 For* each tree is known from its own fruit. For* men do not collect figs from thorns, nor do they pick a grape-cluster from a bush. 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 of his heart brings forth what is evil; for* his mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart.

     {Mat 7:24-29 & Luk 6:46-49.}

     6:46 Now why are you* calling me, Lord, Lord and yet do not practice the things which I say? 6:47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words, and is practicing them, I will show you* to whom he is similar. 6:48 He is similar to a man building a house, who dug and then deepened and placed its foundation upon the rock, and after a deluge happened, the river bursts against that house and was not strong-enough to shake it; for* it had been founded upon the rock. 6:49 But he who heard and did* not, is similar to a man who built a house upon the soil without a foundation; which the river bursts against, and immediately it fell, and the breakup of that house became great.

[Luke 7]

     {Mat 8:1, 8:5-13 & Luk 7:1-10 Capernaum.}

     7:1 Now since he had fulfilled all his declarations in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 7:2 Now a certain centurion's bondservant, who was precious to him, having an ill, was about to die*. 7:3 Now having heard things concerning Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews; requesting of him, *that after he has come to him, he might cure his bondservant. 7:4 Now when they came* to Jesus, they were pleading with him diligently, saying, He is worthy *that you will be providing this for him; 7:5 for* he loves* our nation and he built us our synagogue.

     7:6 Now Jesus was traveling together with them. Now already, while he is not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, do not be bothered; for* I am not sufficient that* you should enter under my roof. 7:7 Hence, not even I myself deemed it worthy to come to you, but say it with a word, and my young-servant will be healed. 7:8 For* I am also a man appointed under authority, having soldiers under myself, and I say to this one, Travel and he travels, and to another, Come and he comes, and to my bondservant, Do* this and he does* it.

     7:9 Now having heard these things, Jesus marveled at him and turned and said to the crowd who are following him, I say to you*, Not even in Israel, did I found so-great a faith. 7:10 And those who were sent, having returned to the house, found the sick bondservant healthy.

     {Luk 7:11-17 At Nain in Galilee; no parallel.}

     7:11 And it happened on the next day, that he was traveling to a city called Nain, and his considerable number of disciples and a large crowd was traveling together with him. 7:12 Now as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold also, one who had died, was being entombed, the only begotten son of his mother and she was a widow and a considerable crowd from the city was together with her. 7:13 And the Lord, having seen her, had compassion upon her and said to her, Do not weep. 7:14 And he came near and touched the funeral bier, and those bearing it stopped. Now he said, Young-man, I say to you, Arise.

     7:15 And he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. 7:16 Now fear took all and they were glorifying God, saying, A great prophet has been raised up among us, and that God visited his people. 7:17 And this word went forth concerning him in the whole region of Judea, and in all the region around.

     {Mat 11:2-30 & Luk 7:18-35 Galilee.}

     7:18 And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 7:19 And John, having called to him a certain two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he who is coming or are we expecting another?

     7:20 Now after the men came* to him, they said, John the Immerser* sent us to you, saying, Are you he who is coming or are we expecting another? 7:21 He healed many from their diseases and disorders and evil spirits in the same hour, and he granted to many of the blind to see.

     7:22 And Jesus answered and said to them, After traveling back, report* to John the things which you* have seen and heard; that the blind recover their sight, the lame are walking, the lepers are cleansed and the mute hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good-news proclaimed to them. 7:23 And the fortunate one is whoever is not offended in me.

     7:24 Now after the messengers of John went away, he began to say to the crowds concerning John, What have you* gone out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 7:25 But what have you* gone out to see? A man having been dressed-up in soft garments? Behold, those who are in a glorious garment and being* in splendor, are in the royal courts. 7:26 But what have you* gone out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you*, And more-than a prophet. 7:27 This is he concerning whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will be preparing your way before you. {Mal 3:1} 7:28 For* I say to you*, Among those born of women there is no prophet greater than John the Immerser*; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. 7:29 And all the people and the tax collectors, having heard this, were immersed* in the immersion* of John, were made righteous by God. 7:30 But the Pharisees and the professors of the law rejected the plan of God *for themselves, were not immersed* by him. 7:31 Therefore to what will be similar to the men of this generation, and to what are they similar? 7:32 They are similar to children who are sitting in the marketplace and are shouting to one another and saying, We piped to you* and you* did not dance; we mourned for you* and you* did not weep. 7:33 For* John the Immerser* has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you* say, He has a demon. 7:34 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! 7:35 And wisdom was made righteous from all her children.

     {Luk 7:36-50 Galilee; no parallel.}

     7:36 Now someone from the Pharisees asked him, in order that he might eat with him. And having entered into the Pharisee's house, he was reclining at a meal. 7:37 And behold, a woman who was in the city, who was a sinner, after she recognized that he is reclining at a meal in the Pharisee's house, she fetched an alabaster flask of perfume, 7:38 and having stood beside his feet behind him, weeping, she began to rain on his feet with her tears and was wiping them with the hairs of her head and was kissing his feet, and was anointing them with the perfume. 7:39 Now the Pharisee, who invited him, saw it, and spoke in himself, saying, This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.

     7:40 And Jesus answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you.

     But he says, Teacher, say it.

     7:41 There were two debtors to a lender: a certain one was owing five hundred denarii and the other fifty. 7:42 But after they did not have anything to repay him with, he forgave* them both. Therefore, tell me who of them will love* him most?

     7:43 But Simon answered and said, I am taking it as, he to whom he forgave* the most.

     But he said to him, You judged correctly.

     7:44 And having turned to the woman, he said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she rained on my feet with her tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 7:45 You gave me no kiss, but this one, from the time I entered, she did continually kiss my feet. 7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but this one, she anointed my feet with perfume. 7:47 Because of which, I say to you, Her sins, the many, have been forgiven, because she loved* much, but to whom few is forgiven, the same loves* few. 7:48 Now he said to her, Your sins have been forgiven.

     7:49 And those reclining at the meal together with him began to speak among themselves, Who is this one, who forgives even sins?

     7:50 But he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you. Travel in peace.

[Luke 8]

     {Luk 8:1-3 Journeying in Galilee; no parallel.}

     8:1 And it happened in this afterwards also, that he was traveling through every city and village, preaching and proclaiming the good-news of the kingdom of God and the twelve were together with him, 8:2 and some women who were healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 8:3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's commissioner, and Susanna, and many others who were serving them from their possessions.

     {Mar 4:1-25 & Mat 13:1-23 & Luk 8:4-18 Sea of Galilee.}

     8:4 Now a large crowd was coming-together and he spoke through a parable to those who were traveling to him from every city. 8:5 The sower went forth to sow his seed, and while* he was sowing, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled down and the birds of the heaven devoured it. 8:6 And other fell upon the rock, and after it sprang up, it dried up, because it has no moisture. 8:7 And other fell in the midst of the thorns, and the thorns sprang up together with it and choked it. 8:8 And other fell into the good soil, and sprang up and produced fruit a hundred-times over. While saying these things, he was shouting, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

     8:9 But his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be about?

     8:10 But he said, It has been given to you* to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but it is in parables to the rest; in order that seeing, they may not see; and hearing, they may not understand. {Isa 6:9} 8:11 Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. 8:12 But those beside the road are those who hear; thereafter, the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, in order that after they believed, they may not be saved. 8:13 But those upon the rock are those who, whenever they hear, accept the word with joy, and these have no root, who for a short time believe, and withdraw in time of temptation. 8:14 But what fell among the thorns, these are those who heard, and while they are traveling on with life, they are choked by anxieties and riches and sensual-delights of this life, and they are not bringing themselves to maturity. 8:15 But that seed in the good soil, these are they who have heard the word in a good and beautiful heart, and hold-onto it and are bearing-fruit in their endurance.

     8:16 Now no one, having lit a lamp, hides it in a vessel or places it underneath a bed, but places it upon a lamp-stand, in order that those who travel in may see the light. 8:17 For* there is not anything hidden, that will not become apparent; nor anything secret, that will not be known and may come into apparent view. 8:18 Therefore beware*, how you* hear; for* whoever has, more will be given to him, and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken away from him.

     {Mar 3:31-35 & Mat 12:46-50 & Luk 8:19-21.}

     8:19 Now there came* to him his mother and brethren, and they were not able to get-close to him because of the crowd. 8:20 And it was reported to him, saying, Your mother and your brethren are standing outside, wishing to see you.

     8:21 But he answered and said to them, My mother and my brethren are these who hear the word of God and are doing* it.

     {Mar 4:35-41 & Mat:8:18-27 & Luk 8:22-25 Sea of Galilee.}

     8:22 Now it happened on one of those days, that he stepped onto a ship, himself and his disciples, and he said to them, We should go over to the area beyond-that of the lake. And they did set-sail. 8:23 But while sailing, he slept and a gale of wind descended onto the lake, and they were being filled and were in peril.

     8:24 Now having gone to him, they awakened him, saying, Master*, Master*! We are perishing. But having raised himself up, he rebuked the wind and the wave of the water, and they ceased, and it became calm.

     8:25 Now he said to them, Where is your* faith?

     But they were afraid and marveled, saying to one another, Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water and they are obeying* him?

     {Mar 5:1-21 & Mat 8:28-34 & Luk 8:26-40 Gergesa.}

     8:26 And they sailed down to the region of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 8:27 Now after Jesus went forth upon the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who was held by demons, and he had not clothed himself with a garment in considerable times {i.e. long time} and was not abiding in any house, but lived in the tombs. 8:28 Now having seen Jesus and having cried out, he fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, What is this thing with me and with you, Jesus, Son of the Highest God? I beseech of you. Do not torment me. 8:29 For* he commanded the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For* it had seized him many times, and he was being guarded and bound with chains and shackles, and ripping the bonds, he was being driven by the demon into the wilderness.

     8:30 Now Jesus asked him, saying, What name is in you?

     Now he said, Legion. (Because many demons had entered into him.) 8:31 And he was pleading with him in order that he might not command them to go away into the abyss. 8:32 Now a considerable herd of swine was there, being fed at the mountain. And he was pleading with him in order that he might permit them to enter into those swine. And he permitted them. 8:33 Now the demons having gone out from the man, entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the cliff into the lake and were choked to death. 8:34 Now after those who are feeding them saw what had happened, they fled and reported it in the city and in the fields. 8:35 Now they went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man, from whom the demons had gone out, sitting, having on garments and being sensible, beside the feet of Jesus, and they were afraid. 8:36 But those who saw it reported to them also, how he who was demon-possessed was cured. 8:37 And all the multitude of the region around the Gadarenes asked him to go away from them, because they were being held by great fear, and he stepped into the ship and returned. 8:38 Now the man from whom the demons had gone out of, was beseeching to be together with him.

     But Jesus dismissed him, saying, 8:39 Return to your house, and describe how-much God did* for you. And he went away, preaching in the whole city how-much Jesus did* for him.

     8:40 Now it happened while* Jesus was returning, the crowd accepted him; for* they were all expecting him.

     {Mar 5:22-43 & Mat 9:18-26 & Luk 8:41-56 Capernaum.}

     8:41 And behold, a man whose name was Jairus came, and he possessed the office of ruler of the synagogue, and he fell beside Jesus' feet and was pleading with him to enter into his house; 8:42 because there was to him an only begotten daughter, approximately twelve years old, and this one was dying. But while* he was proceeding away, the crowds were choking him.

     8:43 And a woman, having a flowing of blood from twelve years old, who consumed her whole livelihood upon physicians, was not strong-enough to be healed by anyone. 8:44 She came near, behind him and touched the hem of his garment, and instantly, the flowing of her blood stopped. 8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched my garment?

     But while all are denying it, Peter and those with him said, Master*, the crowds are crowding against you, and are pressing against you and you say, Who touched my garment?

     8:46 But Jesus said, Someone touched me; for* I knew that power had gone forth from me.

     8:47 Now after the woman saw that she did not elude him, she came trembling, and having fallen down before him, reported to him in the sight of all the people, because of what cause she touched him and how she was healed instantly.

     8:48 Now he said to her, Have courage daughter, your faith has cured you; travel in peace.

     8:49 While he is still speaking, someone from the ruler of the synagogue's house comes, saying, Your daughter has died; do not bother the Teacher.

     8:50 But Jesus having heard it, answered him, saying, Do not fear. Only believe and she will be cured. 8:51 Now after he came into the house, he allowed no one to enter it, except Peter and John and James, and the father and the mother of the child. 8:52 Now all were weeping and grieving her. But he said, Do* not weep; she has not died, but is sleeping. 8:53 And they were laughing at him, knowing that she had died. 8:54 But he himself, having cast everyone outside and having taken-hold of her hand, shouted, saying, Child, arise. 8:55 And her spirit returned, and she rose* up instantly, and he commanded that something be given to her to eat. 8:56 Now her parents were astonished, but he commanded them to speak no one what had happened.

[Luke 9]

     {Mar 6:6b-13 & Mat 9:35-10:42 & Luk 9:1-6 Third circuit of Galilee.}

     9:1 Now having called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all demons and to heal diseases. 9:2 And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God and to heal those who are sick. 9:3 And he said to them, Take* nothing *for your* journey, neither staffs, nor knapsack, nor bread, nor silver; nor to have two tunics apiece. 9:4 And into whatever house you* enter, remain* there and then go* forth from there. 9:5 And as many as would not accept you*, while you* go forth from that city, shake-off* even the dust from your* feet *for a testimony against them. 9:6 Now going out, they were going through every one of the villages, proclaiming the good-news and healing everywhere.

     {Mar 6:14-29 & Mat 14:1-12 & Luk 9:7-9.}

     9:7 Now Herod the Tetrarch heard of all the things happening by him, and was perplexed, because it is said by some, that John has been raised from the dead; 9:8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that a prophet, one of the ancient prophets had risen*. 9:9 And Herod said, I beheaded John, but who is this one, concerning whom I am hearing such things? Now he was seeking to see him.

     {Mar 6:30-32 & Mat 14:13 & Luk 9:10 & Joh 6:1 East shore of Galilee.}

     9:10 And having returned, the apostles described to him how-much they had done*. Now he took them and departed privately into a desolate place of a city called Bethsaida.

     {Mar 6:33-44 & Mat 14:14-21 & Luk 9:11-17 & Joh 6:2-14.}

     9:11 But the crowds, having known it, followed him. And having accepted them, he was speaking to them concerning the kingdom of God, and he was healing those who had need of healing. 9:12 Now the day began to be far-spent, and the twelve came near and said to him, Dismiss the crowd, in order that after they have gone away into the surrounding villages and the rural-areas, and may board and may find nutrition, because we are here in a desolate place.

     9:13 But he said to them, You*, give* them something to eat.

     But they said, There are not to us more than five loaves and two fish; lest after traveling back, we should buy foods *for all this crowd of people. 9:14 For* they were approximately five thousand men.

     Now he said to his disciples, Have* them recline in parties, approximately fifty apiece. 9:15 And they did* so and they all reclined. 9:16 Now he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looked up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke them. And he was giving them to the disciples to place beside the crowd. 9:17 And they ate and all were fully-fed, and twelve baskets of broken pieces were lifted up, what was leftover by them.

     {Mar 8:27-30 & Mat 16:13-20 & Luk 9:18-21 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:18 And it happened, while* he was praying alone, the disciples were together with him and he asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?

     9:19 But they answered and said, John the Immerser*, but others say, Elijah, and others, that a prophet, someone from the ancient prophets rose* up.

     9:20 But he said to them, But who do you* say that I am?

     But Peter answered and said, The Christ of God.

     {Mar 8:31-9:1 & Mat 16:21-28 & Luk 9:22-27 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:21 But he rebuked and commanded them to speak to no one about this thing, 9:22 and said, It is essential for the Son of Man to suffer many things, and to be rejected* away from the elders and high-priests and scribes, and to be killed and to rise* in the third day.

     9:23 Now he said to all, If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and lift up his cross and follow me. 9:24 For* whoever wishes to save his life will be losing it, but whoever should lose his life because of me, this one will be saving it. 9:25 For* what is a man profited, having gained the whole world, but he himself was lost or was forfeited? 9:26 For* whoever is ashamed of me, and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of this one whenever he comes in his own glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy messengers. 9:27 But I tell you* truly, There are some of those who are standing here, who should never taste of death, until they should see the kingdom of God.

     {Mar 9:2-13 & Mat 17:1-13 & Luk 9:28-36 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:28 Now it happened approximately eight days after these words, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went-up into the mountain to pray. 9:29 And it happened, while* he was praying, the form of his face was a different form, and his garment became white and dazzling. 9:30 And behold, two men were speaking together with him, who were Moses and Elijah; 9:31 who was seen in glory, and were speaking of his exodus which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem. 9:32 Now Peter and those who were together with him were heavy with sleep; but then having awaken thoroughly, they saw his glory and the two men standing together with him.

     9:33 And it happened, while* they were separating from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master*, it is good for us to be here, and we should make* three tabernacles: one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah; (not knowing exactly what he is saying).

     9:34 Now while he is saying these things, there became a cloud and overshadowed them, and they feared while* those men were entering into the cloud. 9:35 And a voice came* out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear* him. 9:36 And while* the voice was happening, Jesus was found alone. And they were silent and reported to no one in those days, any of the things which they had seen.

     {Mar 9:14-29 & Mat 17:14-21 & Luk 9:37-43 Region of Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:37 Now it happened, on the next day, they themselves came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 9:38 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, saying, Teacher, I beseech of you to look upon my son, because he is my only begotten child. 9:39 And behold, a spirit takes him and he suddenly cries out, and it convulses him with foaming from the mouth, and it departs from him with difficulty, bruising him. 9:40 And I had besought of your disciples in order that they might cast it out, and they were not able.

     9:41 And, Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, until when will I be with you* and tolerate you*? Lead your son here. 9:42 But while coming near, still the demon ripped at him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

     {Mar 9:30-32 & Mat 17:22-23 & Luk 9:43-45 Return to Galilee.}

     9:43 Now they were all being astounded at the majesty of God.

     But while all were marveling upon all the things which Jesus did*, he said to his disciples, 9:44 You*, place* these words into your* ears; for* the Son of Man is about to be given up into the hands of men. 9:45 But they were not considering this declaration, and it was hiding from them, in order that they might not comprehend it, and they were afraid to ask him concerning this declaration.

     {Mar 9:33-50 & Mat 18:1-14 & Luk 9:46-50 Sept., 29 AD.}

     9:46 Now there entered a reasoning among them, which of them would be the greater. 9:47 But after Jesus saw the reasoning of their heart, he grabbed a little child and stood him beside himself, 9:48 and said to them, Whoever accepts this little child in my name accepts me, and whoever accepts me, accepts the one who sent me; for* he who is* least among you* all, this one will be great.

     9:49 But John answered and said, Master*, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he is not following after us. 9:50 But Jesus said to him, Do* not forbid him; for* he who is not against us, is fighting on our behalf.

     {Luk 9:51-56 & Joh 7:10; Samaria, Sept., 29 AD.}

     9:51 Now it happened, while* the days were being fulfilled of his taking up, he established his face to travel to Jerusalem, 9:52 and sent messengers before his face, and traveling away, they entered into a village of the Samaritans, so-then to prepare for him. 9:53 But they did not accept him, because his face was established to be traveling to Jerusalem.

     9:54 Now after his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, do you will that we should tell the fire to descend from heaven and consume them as Elijah also did*?

     9:55 But he turned and rebuked them, and said, You* do not know of what spirit you* are. 9:56 For* the Son of man did not come to destroy the lives of men, but to save them.

     {Luk 9:56b-62; no parallel. Similar: Mat 8:20-22}

     And they traveled to a different village. 9:57 Now it happened while they themselves are traveling on the road, a certain man said to him, I will be following you wherever you go, Lord.

     9:58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have burrows and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere that he may bow his head.

     9:59 But he said to a different one, Follow me.

     But he said, Lord, permit me first to bury my father after I have gone there.

     9:60 But Jesus said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead, but you while you have gone away, thoroughly proclaim the kingdom of God.

     9:61 But a different one also said, I will be following you, Lord, but permit me first to bid farewell to those who are in my house.

     9:62 But Jesus said to him, No one, having put his hand upon the plow and looking behind, is fit *for the kingdom of God.

[Luke 10]

     {Luk 10:1-24; Probably Judea, Oct., 29 AD; no parallel.}

     10:1 Now after these things, the Lord also delegated seventy others, and sent them two apiece {i.e. two by two} into every city and place before his face, where he himself was about to go. 10:2 Therefore he said to them, The harvest is indeed large, but the workers are few, therefore beseech* the Lord of the harvest, *that he should put out workers into his harvest. 10:3 Proceed* away, behold, I am sending you* forth like lambs in the midst of wolves. 10:4 Bear* no money-bag, no knapsack, nor shoes, and greet no one down the road. 10:5 Now into whatever house you* enter, say* first, Peace is to this house. 10:6 And if a son of peace is there, your* peace will rest upon it, otherwise it will revisit you*. 10:7 Now abide* in that same house, eating and drinking from their things; for* the worker is worthy of his wages. Do* not go-away from house to house.

     10:8 And into whatever city you* enter, and if they accept you*, eat* such things as are placed beside you*; 10:9 and heal* the sick who are in it and say* to them, The kingdom of God has drawn near to you*. 10:10 But into whatever city you* enter, and if they do not accept you*, after you have gone out into its streets, say*, 10:11 Even the dust from your* city, that was stuck to us, we wipe off at you*. However, know* this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near to you*. 10:12 I say to you*, It will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

     10:13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles which happened in Tyre and Sidon, which have happened in you*, they would have repented long-ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 10:14 However it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you*. 10:15 And you, Capernaum, who was exalted to heaven. You will be descending to Hades. 10:16 He who hears you*, hears me; and he who is rejecting you*, rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects the one who sent me.

     10:17 Now the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name.

     10:18 But he said to them, I was viewing the Adversary, having fallen like lightning from heaven. 10:19 Behold, I am giving you* authority to trample down serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and you* should never be hurt by anything. 10:20 However, do* not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you*, but rejoice* that your* names are written in the heavens.

     10:21 Jesus was glad in the spirit in that same hour, and said, I profess you, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because you hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to infants. Yes Father, because thus it became a delight before you.

     10:22 And having turned to the disciples, he said, All things were given 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 he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him.

     10:23 And having turned to the disciples, he said privately, The eyes which see what you* see are fortunate. 10:24 For* I say to you*, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you* are seeing and did not see them, and to hear the things which you* are hearing and did not hear them.

     {Luk 10:25-37; Probably Judea; no parallel.}

     10:25 And behold, a certain professor of the law stood up, testing him and saying, Teacher, by having practiced what, will I be inheriting everlasting life?

     10:26 But he said to him, What has been written in the law? How do you read it?

     10:27 But he answered and said, 'You will love* the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole strength and from your whole mind, and your neighbor like yourself.' {Deu 6:5 & Lev 19:18}

     10:28 But he said to him, You answered correctly. Do* this and you will live.

     10:29 But he, wishing to make himself righteous, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

     10:30 But Jesus, having taken it in, said, A certain man was going-down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and laid wounds on him. They went away, and left him, being half dead. 10:31 But a certain priest was going-down on that road according to {i.e. by} coincidence, and having seen him, he evaded him. 10:32 Now likewise, a Levite also happened to be in the place, when he came and saw him, he evaded him too. 10:33 But a certain traveling Samaritan came to him, and having seen him, had compassion. 10:34 And having gone to him, he bound up his various traumas, pouring on them oil and wine. And having mounted him upon his own animal, he led him to an inn and cared for him. 10:35 And upon the next-day, after he went out, having put out two denarii, he gave them to the innkeeper and said, Care for him, and if you spend anything over that, I will be repaying you, while* I am coming back through again. 10:36 Therefore, who of these three seems to you to have become a neighbor to the one who fell among the robbers?

     10:37 Now he said, He who does* an act of mercy with him.

     Therefore, Jesus said to him, Travel, and you, do likewise!

     {Luk 10:38-42; Bethany, near Jerusalem; no parallel.}

     10:38 But it happened while* they were also traveling, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman, Martha by name, accepted him into her house. 10:39 And she was a sister to her, the one called Mary, who also sat beside the feet of Jesus and was hearing his word. 10:40 But Martha was being distracted concerning much service to them, and having stood by him, she said, Lord, do you not care that my sister left me to serve alone? Therefore speak to her in order that she may jointly help me.

     10:41 But Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed concerning many things, 10:42 but there is need of one thing, and Mary has chosen for herself the good part, which will not be taken away from her.

[Luke 11]

     {Luk 11:1-13:9; Probably Judea; no parallel. This is similar teaching to different crowd.}

     {Similar: Mat 6:9-13; Luk 11:1-5}

     11:1 And it happened, while* he was praying in a certain place, that as he ceased, someone from his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, just-as John also taught his disciples.

    {The example prayer. The Lord's prayer is for unity in John 17. Also see 11:3 note.}

     11:2 Now he said to them, Whenever you* pray, say*, Our Father, the one in the heavens, let your name be made holy. Let your kingdom come. Let your will happen as in heaven, also upon the earth. 11:3 Give our {F} needful daily bread to us. 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for* we ourselves also forgive everyone who is obligated to us. And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.

     {Footnotes: Luk 11:3, no one knows for sure what the original word means. It is only in the N.T. twice and no where else.}

     11:5 And he said to them, Who out of you* will have a friend, and will be traveling to him at midnight and may say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves, 11:6 since a friend came* to me from a journey, and I have nothing as to what I will be placing beside him. 11:7 And he having answered from inside, should say, Do not be harassing me. The door has already been locked and my children are in the bunk with me. I am not able to give to you bread, even if I had risen* up. 11:8 I say to you*, Even if he has not risen* up yet, he will be giving to him because he is his friend, yet because of his irreverence, when he has raised himself up, he will be giving him as many as he needs.

     {Similar: Mat 7:7-11, Luk 11:9-13}

     11:9 And I say to you*, Ask* and it will be given to you*; seek* and you* will be finding; knock* and it will be opened to you*. 11:10 For* everyone who asks, receives; and he who is seeking, finds; and it will be opened to the one who knocks. 11:11 Now which father of you* will the son ask for a loaf; he will not be giving him a stone, will he? Or also a fish, he will not giving him a serpent instead of a fish, will he? 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, he will not be giving him a scorpion, will he? 11:13 Therefore if you*, being* evil, know how to give good presents to your* children, how-much more will your* Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

     {Similar: Mat 12:22-37, Mar 3:22-26, Luk 11:14-23}

     11:14 Now he was casting out a demon and it was mute. And it happened, after the demon went forth, the mute man spoke, and the crowds marveled. 11:15 But some out of them said, He is casting out demons by Beelzebub the ruler of the demons. 11:16 But others, testing him, were seeking a sign out of heaven from him.

     11:17 But he, knowing their minds, said to them, Every kingdom which was divided against itself is made desolate, and a house divided against a house falls. 11:18 But if the Adversary was also divided against himself, how will his kingdom be established? Because you* say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 11:19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your* sons cast them out? Because of this, they will be your* judges. 11:20 But if I cast out demons by the finger of God; consequently*, the kingdom of God has arrived-unexpectedly upon you*.

     11:21 Whenever the strong man has been fully armed guards his own courtyard, his possessions are in peace. 11:22 But whenever the one mightier than him came upon him and then, overcomes him, he takes away his full-armor upon which he had confidence in, and distributes his various hauls. 11:23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, scatters.

     {Similar: Mat 12:43-45, Luk 11:14-28}

     11:24 The unclean spirit, whenever it has gone out of the man, it goes through waterless places, seeking rest, and is not finding any, it says, I will return to my house from where I came out. 11:25 And having gone back, he finds that it has been swept and adorned. 11:26 Then it travels and takes with it seven other spirits more evil than itself. And after they came back, they are dwelling there and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

     11:27 Now when he happened to say these things, a certain woman out of the crowd lifted up her voice and said to him, The womb which bore you, and the breasts which you nursed, are fortunate.

     11:28 But he said, But-rather, those who hear the word of God and are observing it, are fortunate.

     {Similar: Mat 12:38-42, Luk 11:29-32}

     11:29 Now after the crowds accumulated, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation. It is seeking after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 11:30 For* just-as Jonah the prophet became a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of Man will also be to this generation. 11:31 The queen of the south will be arisen up with the men of this generation in the judgment, and will be condemning them, because she came from the limits of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, more-than Solomon is here. 11:32 The men of Nineveh will rise* up in the judgment with this generation, and will be condemning it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, more-than Jonah is here.

     {Similar: Mat 5:5, 6:22-23, Luk 11:33-36}

     11:33 No one, having lit a lamp, places it in a cellar, nor under the peck-container, but upon the lamp-stand, in order that those who travel in may see the radiance of it. 11:34 The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, whenever your eye is clear, your whole body is also radiant, but whenever it is evil, your body is also dark. 11:35 Therefore, note that the light which is in you is not darkness. 11:36 Therefore, if your whole body is radiant, not having any part dark, it will be entirely radiant, as whenever the lamp illuminates you with its glow.

     {Similar: Mat 23:1-39, Luk 11:37-54}

     11:37 Now while* he was speaking, a certain Pharisee asked him, *that he might have a meal with him, and having entered, he leaned-back at the table. 11:38 Now after the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first immersed* {i.e. bathed} himself before a meal. 11:39 But the Lord said to him, Now you*, the Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but the inside of you* is full from ravening and wickedness. 11:40 Fools, he who made* the outside, did he not also make* the inside? 11:41 However, the things which are within you*, give* those as charity, and behold, all things are clean to you*.

     11:42 But woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* tithe mint and rue and every herb, and are passing over judgment and the love* of God. It was essential to practice these things and to not leave those undone. 11:43 Woe to you* Pharisees! Because you* love* the foremost seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the marketplaces. 11:44 Woe to you* scribes, and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you* are like the indistinct tombs, and the men who are walking upon them do not know it.

     11:45 Now someone from the professors of the law, answered and says to him, Teacher, you are also insulting us in saying these things.

     11:46 But he said, Woe also to you* professors of the law! Because you* are loading men down with unbearable loads, and you* yourselves do not stroke the loads with one of your* fingers {i.e. you don't lift a finger to help}. 11:47 Woe to you*! Because you* build the tombs of the prophets and your* fathers killed them. 11:48 Consequently*, you* are testifying and consenting to the works of your* fathers, because they indeed killed them, and you* build their tombs. 11:49 Because of this, the wisdom of God also said, I will be sending prophets and apostles to them, and some out of them they will be killing and will be banishing; 11:50 in order that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the conception of the world, may be sought from this generation; 11:51 from the blood of Abel {Gen 4:8} to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the House of the Lord. {Zec 1:7?} Yes, I say to you*, It will be sought from this generation. 11:52 Woe to you* professors of the law! Because you* took away the key of knowledge. You* did not enter in yourselves, and you* forbade those who were entering.

     11:53 Now while saying these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began terribly to hold everything against him, and to quiz him for unrehearsed answers concerning many things; 11:54 plotting against him, seeking to trap him in something out of his mouth, in order that they might accuse him.

[Luke 12]

     {Similar: Mat 10:26-33, Luk 12:2-12}

     12:1 At which time, after ten-thousand from the crowd were gathered together, so-as to trample down one another, he began to say to his disciples first, Take-heed* to yourselves, stay away from the leaven of the Pharisees; it is hypocrisy.

     12:2 But there is nothing which has been covered up, that will not be revealed; or secret, that will not be known. 12:3 Because as many things as you* said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you* spoke in the ear in the storerooms will be preached toward the housetops.

     12:4 But I am saying to you* my friends, Do* not be afraid, preaching away from those who kill the body and they do not have, after these things, anything more-than that to do* against you*. 12:5 But I will be showing you* whom you* should fear. Fear* him, who after, you were killed, has authority to cast you* into hell. Yes, I say to you*, Fear* this one.

     12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two copper-coins? And not one out of them has been forgotten in God's sight. 12:7 But even the hairs of your* head have all been numbered. Therefore do* not fear. You* carry more-value-than many sparrows.

     12:8 Now I say to you*, Everyone– whomever confesses to be in me before men, the Son of Man will also confess to be in him before the messengers of God. 12:9 But he who denied me in the sight of men will be denied in the sight of the messengers of God.

     12:10 And everyone who will speak a blasphemous word at the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to the one who blasphemed at the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.

     12:11 But whenever they bring you* in front of the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do* not be anxious concerning how, or what you* should need to make a defense, or what you* should say, 12:12 for* the Holy Spirit will teach you* in that same hour what it is essential for you* to say.

     12:13 Now someone out of the crowd said to him, Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.

     12:14 But he said to him, Man, who designated me a justice or a divider over you*?

     12:15 Now he said to them, See* and guard* yourselves from greed, because not to anyone is his life in the abounding of his possessions.

     12:16 Now he spoke a parable to them, saying: The farmland of a certain rich man was fertile; 12:17 and he was reasoning in himself, saying, What should I do*, because I have nowhere, in which, I will gather together my fruits? 12:18 And he said, I will be doing* this: I will be taking down my barns and build greater ones. And I will be gathering together there, all my fruits* of labor and my good things. 12:19 And I will be saying to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laying up *for many years; rest yourself, eat, drink, and be joyous.

     12:20 But God said to him, Fool, your soul is asked back from you in this night, and the things which you prepared, to whom will they be going? 12:21 So is he who is storing up treasure for himself, and is not being rich toward God.

     {Similar: Mat 6:25-33, Luk 12:22-31}

     12:22 Now he said to his disciples, Because of this, I am saying to you*, Do* not be anxious for your* life, what you* might eat; nor yet what you* might clothe your* body with. 12:23 The life you* have is more-than the nourishment, and the body is more-than the clothing. 12:24 Consider* the ravens, that they do not sow nor reap for which there is no storeroom nor a barn, and God nourishes them. How-much more-value do you* rather carry than the birds! 12:25 But who out of you*, by being anxious, is able to add one cubit upon his stature? 12:26 Therefore, if you* are not able to add a little thing, why are you* anxious concerning the rest? 12:27 Consider* the lilies, somehow they grow. They do not labor nor do they spin; but I say to you*, Even Solomon in all his glory, was not dressed like one of these. 12:28 But if God so dresses-up the grass in the field, which today is here and the next-day is cast into the oven; how-much more will he clothe you*, you* of small faith? 12:29 And do* not seek what you* might eat or what you* might drink, and do* not be in anxious suspense. 12:30 For* the nations of the world are seeking after all these things, but your* Father knows that you* have need of these things. 12:31 However, seek* the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you*.

     12:32 Do not fear, little flock, because your* Father is delighted to give you* the kingdom. 12:33 Sell* your* possessions and give* as charity; make** for yourselves money-bags which do not become-obsolete, an unfailing treasure in the heavens, where no thief draws near, nor moth corrupts. 12:34 For* where your* treasure is, your* heart will be there also.

     12:35 Let* your* loins be girded, and your* lamps burning; 12:36 and you* yourselves are similar to men waiting for their lord, as to when he might vacate from the marriage-festivities; in order that after he came and knocked, they may immediately open to him,. 12:37 The fortunate bondservants are those whom the lord will find watching, after he has come to them. Assuredly I am saying to you*, that he will gird himself, and will have them recline at the meal, and he will be serving them when he passes by them. 12:38 And if he comes in the second watch, and in the third, and should find them so, those are fortunate bondservants.

     12:39 But know* this, that if the householder knew in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have allowed his house roof to be burrowed through. 12:40 You* therefore, also become* prepared, because in an hour that you* do not think the Son of Man is coming, he comes.

     12:41 Now Peter said to him, Lord, are you saying this parable to us, or even to all?

     12:42 But the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will be designating over his bondservants, to give them their food-allowance in season? 12:43 That fortunate bondservant, whom his lord will find so doing* after he has come. 12:44 Truly I say to you*, that he will be designating him over all his possessions. 12:45 But if that bondservant says in his heart, my lord delays to come, and may begin to beat the young-servants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 12:46 the lord of that bondservant will be coming in a day in which he is not expecting, and in an hour in which he does not know, and will be flogging him and will be placing his part with the unbelieving.

     12:47 But that bondservant, who knew his lord's will and did not prepare, nor did* according to his will, will be whipped with many lashes; 12:48 but he who did not know and did* things worthy of lashes, will be whipped with few lashes. But to everyone in which much is given, much will be required from him, and to whom were consigned much, they will be asking even-more from him.

     12:49 I came to cast fire into the earth, and what do I wish, if it was already lit? 12:50 But I have an immersion* to be immersed* in, and how I am so troubled until it should be completed! 12:51 You* are thinking that I came* to give peace in the earth? I tell you*, No, but rather division. 12:52 For* there will be from hereafter five in one house having been divided, three against two, and two against three. 12:53 Father will be divided 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.

     12:54 Now he also said to the crowds, Whenever you* see the cloud rising from the west, immediately you* say, A thunderstorm is coming, and so it happens. 12:55 And whenever you* see a south wind blowing, you* say, There will be a burning heat, and it happens. 12:56 You* hypocrites, you* know how to test {i.e. decipher} the face of the earth and the heaven, but how do you* not test {i.e. decipher} this time? 12:57 But why are you* not judging the righteous things, even from among yourselves? 12:58 For* as you are proceeding away on the road with your opponent to be in front of the ruler, give work {i.e. work hard} to have yourself set-free from him; lest he might drag you down to the judge and the judge might give you to the constable and the constable might cast you into prison. 12:59 I say to you, you might never come out from there, until you should repay even the last bronze-coin.

[Luke 13]

     13:1 Now there were some here at the same time reporting to him concerning the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mixed with their sacrifices. 13:2 And Jesus answered and said to them, Do you* think that these Galileans became sinners more than all the other Galileans, because they have suffered such things? 13:3 I am saying to you*, No, but, if you* do not repent, you* will all likewise* perish. 13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you* think that these became debtors more than all other men who are dwelling in Jerusalem? 13:5 I am saying to you*, No, but, if you* do not repent, you* will all likewise perish.

     13:6 Now he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it and found nothing. 13:7 Now he said to the vine-dresser, Behold three years, I come seeking fruit and find nothing in this fig tree. Cut it down. Why does it also do-away-with the good soil?

     13:8 But he answered and says to him, Lord, Also leave it for this year, until which time, I should dig around it and put in more manures; 13:9 and if it indeed produces fruit, good; otherwise you will be cutting it down in the future.

     {Luk 13:10-17:10; Probably Peraea; no parallel. This is similar teaching but a different crowd.}

     13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 13:11 And behold, there was a woman having a spirit of sickness for eighteen years, and she was always stooped over and was not able to completely stand-erect. 13:12 Now having seen her, Jesus summoned her and said to her, Woman, you have been released from your sickness. 13:13 And he laid his hands upon her and instantly she was straightened and was glorifying God.

     13:14 Now the ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, answered and said to the crowd, There are six days in which it is essential for men to work; therefore coming in these days, be* healed, and not on the day of the Sabbath.

     13:15 Therefore the Lord answered him and said, You* hypocrites, does not each of you* on the Sabbath loose his bull or his donkey from the manger and having led him away, deliver to it a drink? 13:16 Now this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, behold, whom the Adversary bound for eighteen years, is it not essential for her to be loosed from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?

     13:17 And while saying these things, all those who laid in opposition to him were being shamed, and all the crowd was rejoicing at all the glorious things which happened by him.

     {Similar: Mat 13:31-32, Mar 4:30-32, Luk 13:18-19}

     13:18 Now he said, The kingdom of God is similar to what? And what will I make it similar to? 13:19 It is similar to a kernel of a mustard-seed, which a man took and cast into his own garden, and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of the heaven nested in its branches.

     13:20 Again he said, The kingdom of God will be similar to what? 13:21 It is similar to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three three-gallon-containers of flour, until it was entirely leavened.

     {Luk 13:22-35; Peraea; Luk 14:1-24 Probably Peraea; Luk 14:25-17:10; no parallels.}

     13:22 And he was traveling through, every one of the cities and villages, teaching and making* his pursuit toward Jerusalem. 13:23 Now someone said to him, Lord, if only those few are saved?

     But he said to them, 13:24 Struggle* to enter in through the narrow gate, because I am saying to you*, Many will be seeking to enter in and will not be strong-enough. 13:25 From the time the householder would have arose and locked the door and you*, being outside, may begin to stand and to knock on the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

     And when he has answered, he will say to you*, I do not know you* or where you* are from.

     13:26 Then you* will begin to say, We ate and drank in your sight and you taught in our streets.

     13:27 And he will say, I say to you*, I do not know you* or where you* are from. Withdraw* from me, all– the workers of unrighteousness. 13:28 The weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there, whenever you* see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves being cast forth outside. 13:29 And they will be coming from the east and west and north and south, and will be reclined in the kingdom of God. 13:30 And behold, there are last who will be first and there are first who will be last.

     13:31 Some Pharisees came near in the same day, saying to him, Come out and travel from here, because Herod wishes to kill you.

     13:32 And he said to them, After traveling back, say* to this fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform healings today and the next-day and I am completed in the third day. 13:33 However it is essential for me to travel on today and the next-day and in the next day, because it is not acceptable for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem.

     {Similar: Mat 23:37-39, Luk 13:34-35}

     13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How-often I willed to gather together your children in the manner a bird gathers together her own brood under her wings, and you* did not wish for it! 13:35 Behold, your* house is left to you* desolate and I say to you*, that you* should never see me, until the time will come whenever you* say, He who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed.

[Luke 14]

     14:1 And it happened, while* he was going into a certain house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they themselves were observing him. 14:2 And behold, there was before him, a certain man having dropsy. 14:3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the professors of the law and Pharisees, saying, Should it not be legal to heal on the Sabbath? 14:4 But they were quiet. And he grabbed him and healed him and dismissed him. 14:5 And he answered and said to them,, If a son or a bull from which one of you* will fall into a well, and you* will not be immediately pulling him up on the Sabbath day? 14:6 And they were not strong-enough to answer back to him as to these things.

     14:7 Now he spoke a parable to those who have been invited, while taking-heed of how they were choosing for themselves out the foremost-places; saying to them: 14:8 Whenever you are invited by anyone to a marriage-festivities, do not recline in the foremost-place; because maybe a more admired man than you may be invited by him, 14:9 and the one who invited you and him, when he has come, will say to you, Give this one your place, and then you may begin with shame to hold the last place. 14:10 But whenever you are invited, after traveling there, lean-back in the last place; in order that whenever he who has invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, advance upward, and then you will have glory in the sight of those who recline at the table together with you. 14:11 Because everyone who is exalting himself will be humbled, and he who is humbling himself will be exalted.

     14:12 Now he said to him, who has also invited him, Whenever you make* a meal or a supper, do not summon your friends, nor your brethren, nor your relatives, nor rich neighbors; lest they may also invite you too and it might become a repayment for you. 14:13 But whenever you make* a banquet, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame, the blind; 14:14 and you will be fortunate, because they do not have anything in which to repay you; for* you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous.

     {Similar: Mat 22:1-14, Luk 14:15-24}

     14:15 Now after someone from those who are reclining at the meal together with him heard these things, he said to him, The fortunate one will be eating a meal in the kingdom of God.

     14:16 But he said to him, A certain man made* a great supper, and he invited many; 14:17 and he sent forth his bondservant in the hour of the supper to say to those who have been invited, Come*, because all things are already prepared. 14:18 And they all, from one desire, began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I bought a field, and I have a necessity to go out and to see it. I request of you, have me excused!

     14:19 And a different one said, I bought five yokes of bulls, and I am traveling on to test them. I request of you, have me excused!

     14:20 And a different one said, I married a wife, and because of this, I am not able to come. 14:21 And that bondservant came* and reported to his lord these things. Then the householder, was made angry, and said to his bondservant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and lead the poor and disabled and lame and blind in here.

     14:22 And the bondservant said, Lord, it has happened as you commanded, and there is still a place for more. 14:23 Now the lord said to the bondservant, Go out into the roads and over the fences, and urge them to enter, in order that my house may be filled. 14:24 For* I am saying to you*, that none of those men who have been invited will be tasting of my supper. For* many are invited but few chosen.

     {Similar: Mat 10:37-38, Luk 14:25-27}

     14:25 Now large crowds were traveling together with him and he turned and said to them, 14:26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, and also, still his own life, he is not able to be my disciple. 14:27 And whoever does not bear his own cross, and comes after me, is not able to be my disciple.

     14:28 For* who out of you*, wishing to build a tower, did not first sit down and calculate the cost, if he has the means toward its realization? 14:29 Lest that*, having laid a foundation, and not being strong-enough to complete, all who view it may begin to mock him, 14:30 saying, This man began to build and was not strong-enough to complete.

     14:31 Or what king, while traveling to confront a different king in war, did not sit down first and plan if he is able at ten thousand to encounter the one who is coming against him with twenty thousand? 14:32 Otherwise, having sent an emissary, while still being faraway, he asks for the terms pertaining to peace. 14:33 Therefore, so everyone out of you* who is not bidding farewell to all his own possessions, he is not able to be my disciple. 14:34 The salt is good, but if the salt is flavorless, in what will it be seasoned? 14:35 It is fit neither *for the soil nor *for the manure-pile. Cast it outside. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

[Luke 15]

     15:1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to him to hear him. 15:2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were murmuring, saying, This man accepts sinners and eats together with them.

     {Similar: Mat 18:12-14, Luk 15:3-7}

     15:3 Now he spoke to them this parable, saying: 15:4 What man out of you*, having a hundred sheep and having lost one out of them, does not leave the ninety nine in the wilderness and travel to what has been lost, until he should find it? 15:5 And having found it, he places it upon his own shoulders, rejoicing. 15:6 And after he went to his house, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice* together with me, because I found my sheep which has been lost. 15:7 I say to you* thus, that there will be joy in heaven over one repenting sinner, more than over ninety nine righteous ones, who have no need of repentance.

     15:8 Or what woman having ten two-denarii-coins, if she loses one two-denarii-coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house, and seek carefully until which time she should find it? 15:9 And having found it, she calls together her friends and her neighbors, saying, Rejoice* together with me, because I found the two-denarii-coin which I lost. 15:10 Even so, I say to you*, There becomes joy in the sight of the messengers of God over one repenting sinner.

     15:11 Now he said, A certain man had two sons. 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give to me the part of the estate that would be put toward me. And he sectioned off his livelihood to them. 15:13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered it all together and went-abroad into a far region, and he squandered his estate with riotous living there. 15:14 Now having spent all, there became a mighty famine throughout that region, and he began to have lack of things. 15:15 And traveling away, he joined himself to one of the citizens of that region, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 15:16 And he was desiring to fill his belly from the carob pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. 15:17 Now after he came to himself, he said, How-many of my father's hired servants are abounding, even of bread? But I am perishing here in famine! 15:18 When I have risen* up, I will be traveling to my father, and will say to him, Father, I sinned at heaven, and in your sight. 15:19 I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make* me like one of your hired servants. 15:20 And having stood up, he came to his father. But while he was still distant, far from him, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell upon his neck and kissed him. 15:21 But the son said to him, Father, I sinned at heaven, and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.

     15:22 But the father said to his bondservants, Bring* out the foremost robe and clothe* him, and give* him a ring *for his hand and shoes *for his feet; 15:23 and after you* have brought the fattened calf, sacrifice* it, and after we have eaten it, let us be joyous. 15:24 Because this one, my son, was dead and then lived again, and lost and then was found. And they began to be joyous. 15:25 Now his elder son was in the field and as he is coming, he drew near to the house, and he heard harmony and dancers. 15:26 And having called to him one of the young-servants, he was inquiring what these things might be.

     15:27 But he said to him, Your brother is coming, and your father sacrificed the fattened calf because he has received him back healthy. 15:28 But he was angry and was not willing to enter and therefore his father went out and was pleading him.

     15:29 But he answered and said to his father, Behold, I did serve* you for so-many years, and I never passed over a commandment of yours, and yet you never gave me a young-goat, in order that I might be joyous with my friends. 15:30 But when this one, your son came, who devoured your livelihood with prostitutes, you sacrificed the fattened calf for him.

     15:31 Now he said to him, Child, you are always with me, and all the things which are mine are yours. 15:32 But it was essential to be joyous and rejoice, because this one, your brother was dead, and then lived again, and lost and then was found.

[Luke 16]

     16:1 Now he also said to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward, and this one was indicted by him as one squandering his possessions. 16:2 And having summoned him, he said to him, What is this that I am hearing concerning you? Give me the account of your stewardship; for* you are not still able to be a steward.

     16:3 But the steward said in himself, What should I do*, because my lord is taking away the stewardship from me? I am not strong-enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg. 16:4 I have known what I should be doing*, in order that whenever I am removed from the stewardship, they may accept me into their houses. 16:5 And having called to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, How-much do you owe to my lord?

     16:6 Now he said, A hundred eight-gallon-containers of oil.

     And he said to him, Accept your contract {Greek: writing} and after you have sat down, quickly write fifty.

     16:7 Thereafter, he said to a different one, and how-much do you owe?

     Now he said, A hundred twelve-bushel-containers of grain.

     And he says to him, Accept your contract {Greek: writing} and write eighty.

     16:8 And his lord praised the steward of unrighteousness because he did* prudently, because the sons of this world are more prudent to their own generation; even beyond the sons of the light.

     16:9 And I say to you*, Make** friends for yourselves out of the money of unrighteousness; in order that, whenever it fails, they may accept you* into the everlasting tabernacles. 16:10 The faithful in the least matters is also faithful in much, and the unrighteous in the least matters is also unrighteous in much. 16:11 Therefore, if you* did not become faithful in the unrighteous money, who will be entrusting the true riches to you*? 16:12 And if you* did not become faithful in what is another's, who will be giving you* what is yours*? 16:13 No domestic servant is able to serve* two lords; for* either he will hate the one and will love* the other; for* either he will hold to one and despise the other. You* are not able to serve* God and money.

     16:14 Now the Pharisees, who are* money-lovers, were also hearing all these things, and they were ridiculing him. 16:15 And he said to them, You* are those who are making yourselves righteous in the sight of men, but God knows your* hearts, because what is exalted among men is an abomination in God's sight.

     16:16 The law and the prophets were until John; from then the good-news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone violently-enters into it. 16:17 But it is easier for the heaven and the earth to pass away, than for one serif of the law to fall short. 16:18 Everyone who divorces his wife and marries a different one is committing adultery, and everyone who marries her who has been divorced from a husband, is committing adultery. {Mat 5:32, 19:9}

     16:19 Now there was a certain rich man and he was clothing himself in purple and fine-linen, having been radiantly joyous daily. 16:20 Now there was a certain poor man, Lazarus by name, who had been put before his gate, having been full of sores, 16:21 and desiring to be fully-fed from the falling crumbs of the rich man's table. But even the dogs, coming to him, were licking his sores. 16:22 Now it happened for the poor man to die and to be carried away by the messengers into Abraham's bosom, and the rich man also died and was buried. 16:23 And he lifted up his eyes in Hades, being* in torments, and he sees Abraham from afar, and Lazarus at his bosoms.

     16:24 And having shouted, he said, Father Abraham, show-mercy to me, and send Lazarus in order that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and may cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this flame.

     16:25 But Abraham said, Child, remember that you received your good things in your life and Lazarus likewise evil things, but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish. 16:26 And over all these things, a great chasm has been established between us and you*, *that those who wish to cross over from here to you* may not be able, nor may they ferry over from there to us. 16:27 But he said, Therefore father, I am requesting him in order that you should send him to my father's house; 16:28 for* I have five brethren; *that he may thoroughly testify to them, in order that they may not even come into this place of torment.

     16:29 But Abraham says to him, They have Moses and the prophets. Let* them hear them.

     16:30 But he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone travels to them from the dead, they will be repenting.

     16:31 But he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if someone rises* up from the dead.

[Luke 17]

     17:1 Now he said to his disciples, It is inevitable for offenses not to come, but woe to him, through whom they come! 17:2 It is beneficial for him if a millstone rotated by a donkey encompassed around his neck, and he has been tossed into the sea, rather than that* he should offend one of these little ones.

     17:3 Take-heed* to yourselves; and if your brother sins against {Greek: at or toward} you, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. 17:4 And if he sins against {Greek: at or toward} you seven-times in the day, and should turn again to you seven-times in the day, saying, I repent. You will be forgiving him.

     17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Add more faith to us.

     17:6 Now the Lord said, If you* have faith like a kernel of a mustard-seed, you* would say to this mulberry fig tree, Be uprooted and be planted in the sea, and it would have obeyed* you*. 17:7 But who out of you*, having a bondservant plowing or shepherding, will immediately say to him, after he entered in from the field, After he has passed by, lean-back at the table. 17:8 But will you* not rather say to him, Prepare what I may dine on. And having girded yourself, serve me, until I eat and drink and you may eat and may drink after these things. 17:9 He does not have gratitude to that bondservant because he did* the things which were commanded him, does he? I think not. 17:10 So also you*, whenever you* do* all the things which were commanded to you*, say*, We are useless bondservants, because we have done* what we ought to do.

     {Luk 17:11-37; Borders of Samaria and Galilee; Luk 18:1-14; early 30 AD; no parallels.}

     17:11 And it happened, while* he was traveling to Jerusalem, that he was going through the middle of Samaria and Galilee. 17:12 And while entering into a certain village, ten men who were lepers encountered him there, who stood farther out; 17:13 and they lifted up their voice, saying, Jesus, Master*, show-mercy to us.

     17:14 And having seen them, he said to them, After traveling back, show* yourselves to the priests.

     And it happened, while* they were proceeding away, they were cleansed. 17:15 Now one out of them, having seen that he was healed, returned with a loud voice, glorifying God; 17:16 and he fell upon his face beside his feet, giving-thanks to him, and he was a Samaritan.

     17:17 But Jesus answered and said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 17:18 Was there no one found, except this immigrant, who returned to give glory to God? 17:19 And he said to him, After you have stood up, travel on. Your faith has cured you.

     17:20 And having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God is coming, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God is not coming with observation; 17:21 nor will they say, Behold, here! Or, behold there! For* behold, the kingdom of God is within you*.

     17:22 Now he said to the disciples, The days will be coming, when you* will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you* will not see it. 17:23 And they will say to you*, Behold here! Or behold there! Do* not go away, nor pursue them. 17:24 For* just-like the lightning, which flashes from the one end under heaven, and shines to the other end under heaven; so will the Son of Man be in his day. 17:25 But first it is essential for him to suffer many things and to be rejected* away from this generation. 17:26 And just-as it happened in the days of Noah, so it will also be in the days of the Son of Man. 17:27 They were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being betrothed, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 17:28 Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 17:29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 17:30 According to these things, it will be in the day that the Son of Man is revealed. 17:31 He who will be upon the housetop in that day, and has his goods in the house, let him not go-down to take them up, and let the one who is in the field, likewise let him not turn behind for them. 17:32 Remember* Lot's wife. {Gen 19:26} 17:33 Whoever should seek to save his life will be losing it, but whoever loses it will be preserving it. 17:34 I say to you*, There will be two men upon one bed in this night; the one will be taken and the other will be left. 17:35 Two women will be grinding at the same place; the one will be taken and the other will be left. 17:36 {T} There will be two men in the field; the one will be taken and the other will be left.

     17:37 And they answered and say to him, Where, Lord?

     Now he said to them, Where the body is, the vultures will also be gathered together there.

[Luke 18]

     18:1 Now he also spoke a parable to them, *that* it is essential for them to always pray, and not to be depressed; 18:2 saying: A certain judge was in a certain city, who did not fear God and did not revere man. 18:3 Now a widow was in that city, and she was coming often to him, saying, Avenge me from my opponent. 18:4 And he did not wish to at that time, but after these things, he said in himself, Even if I do not fear God, and I do not revere man; 18:5 yet because this widow is harassing me, I will avenge her, in order that she may not pester me, coming often *for an end of her opponent.

     18:6 But the Lord said, Hear* with understanding what the judge of the unrighteousness says about himself.

     18:7 Now, should God not do* the avenging of his chosen who are crying to him day and night? Also, should he not have patience upon them?

     18:8 I say to you*, that he will be doing* the avenging on them quickly.

     However, when the Son of Man has come, will he then be finding the faith upon the earth?

     18:9 Now he spoke this parable to some who have confidence in themselves, that they were righteous, and scorning the rest: 18:10 Two men went-up into the temple to pray; the first one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 18:11 The Pharisee stood with {i.e. by} himself, was praying these things with himself, God, I give-thanks to you, that I am not like the rest of men: ravening, unrighteous ones, adulterers or just-like this tax collector. 18:12 I fast twice in the week; I tithe of all things, as many things as I procure. 18:13 And the tax collector, standing from afar, was not even willing to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating at his chest, saying, God, be lenient to me, the sinner. 18:14 I say to you*, This one went-down to his house, having been made righteous rather than that man. For* everyone who is exalting himself will be humbled, but he who is humbling himself will be exalted.

     {Mar 10:13-16 & Mat 19:13-15 & Luk 18:15-17 Peraea.}

     18:15 Now they were also bringing to him their babies, in order that he might touch them, but after the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 18:16 But Jesus, having called them to him, said, Allow* the little children to come to me and do* not forbid them; for* the kingdom of God is for such. 18:17 Assuredly I am saying to you*, Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a little child, he should never enter into it.

     {Mar 10:17-31 & Mat 19:16-20:16 & Luk 18:18-30 Peraea.}

     18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, by having practiced what, will I inherit everlasting life?

     18:19 But Jesus said to him, Why do you call* me good? None is good, except one, our God. 18:20 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery. Do not murder. Do not steal. Do not falsely testify. Honor your father and your mother.' {Exo 20:12-16 & Deu 5:16-20.}

     18:21 But he said, I have observed all these things from my youth up.

     18:22 Now having heard these things, Jesus said to him, One thing is still deficient for you. Sell all things, as many things as you have and distribute to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and come-here. Follow me. 18:23 But he heard these things, and became very sorrowful; for* he was extremely rich. 18:24 Now having seen him, Jesus became very sorrowful, he said, How those who have wealth will hardly enter into the kingdom of God! 18:25 For* it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

     18:26 Now those who heard it said, And who is able to be saved?

     18:27 But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

     18:28 But Peter said, Behold, we left all and followed you.

     18:29 But he said to them, Assuredly I am saying to you*, There is no one who has left his house or parents or brethren or wife or children, because of the kingdom of God, 18:30 who should not receive much-more in this time, and in the coming age everlasting life.

     {Mar 10:32-45 & Mat 20:17-28 & Luk 18:31-34; Peraea or Judea, near Jordan.}

     18:31 Now having taken the twelve with him and said to them, Behold, we are going-up to Jerusalem, and all the things which have been written through the prophets will be completed by the Son of Man. 18:32 For* he will be given up to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and will be insulted and will be spat on. 18:33 And having scourged him, they will be killing him, and he will be rising* up in the third day. 18:34 And they understood none of these things, and this declaration was being hidden from them, and they did not know the things which are spoken.

     {Mar 10:46-52 & Mat 20:29-34 & Luk 18:35-43; Jericho.}

     18:35 Now it happened, while* he drew near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the road begging. 18:36 Now having heard a crowd traveling through, he inquired what this might be. 18:37 Now they reported to him, that Jesus the Nazarene is passing by. 18:38 And he cried out, saying, Jesus, son of David, show-mercy to me. 18:39 And those who precede were rebuking him, in order that he should be silent, but he was crying out much more, Son of David, show-mercy to me!

     18:40 Now having stopped, Jesus commanded him to be led to him. And after he drew near, he asked him, 18:41 saying, What do you wish that I might do* for you?

     But he said, Lord, that* I may recover my sight.

     18:42 And Jesus said to him, Recover your sight. Your faith has cured you. 18:43 And instantly he recovered his sight and was following him, glorifying God. And all the people, having seen it, gave praise to God.

[Luke 19]

     {Luk 19:1-28; Jericho; no parallel.}

     19:1 And he entered, and was going through Jericho. 19:2 And behold, a man called by the name Zacchaeus was there and he was a chief tax collector and this one was rich. 19:3 And he was seeking to see Jesus; who he is, and was not able from the crowd, because he was little in stature. 19:4 And having ran ahead before the crowd, and ascended up upon on a sycamore fig tree in order that he might see him, because he was about to go through that way. 19:5 And as he came to the place, Jesus looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, after you have hurried, come-down; for* it is essential for me to abide in your house today. 19:6 And having hurried, he came-down and accepted him, rejoicing.

     19:7 And having seen it, they were all murmuring, saying, He has entered to board with a man, a sinner.

     19:8 Now Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I cheated anyone of anything, I repay them quadruple.

     19:9 Now Jesus said to him, Today salvation has happened to this house, insomuch as he is also a son of Abraham. 19:10 For* the Son of Man came to seek and save what has been lost.

     {Similar: Mat 25:14-30, Luk 14:15-24}

     19:11 Now while they are hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they think that the kingdom of God is about to be instantly manifested. 19:12 Therefore he said: A certain noble man, traveled into a far away region, to receive a kingdom for himself and to return. 19:13 Now he called ten of his bondservants, and gave them ten two-hundred denarii-coins, and said to them, Trade* with this until I come. 19:14 But his citizens were hating him and sent an emissary after him, saying, We do not wish that this one reign over us.

     19:15 And it happened, while* he was coming back again, having received the kingdom, and he said, These bondservants to whom he gave the silver, are to be summoned to him, in order that he might know what they made by trading.

     19:16 Now the first came* before him, saying, Lord, your two-hundred denarii-coin has been worked up to ten two-hundred denarii-coins more. 19:17 And he said to him, Well done, you good bondservant, because you became faithful in the least matters. You have ten cities. Be the authority over them.

     19:18 And the second came, saying, Your two-hundred denarii-coin, Lord, made* five two-hundred denarii-coins. 19:19 But he also said to this one, You, become the authority over five cities.

     19:20 And a different bondservant came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your two-hundred denarii-coin, which I had laid up in a handkerchief; 19:21 for* I was fearing you, because you are an austere man. You lift up from what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.

     19:22 But he says to him, I will be judging you out of your own mouth, you evil bondservant. You knew that I am an austere man, lifting up from what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? 19:23 Then why did you not give my silver to the bank, and after I came back, I would have appropriated it together with interest?

     19:24 And he said to those standing beside him, Take* away the two-hundred denarii-coin from him, and give* it to the one who has the ten two-hundred denarii-coins.

     19:25 And they said to him, Lord, he has ten two-hundred denarii-coins. Why?

     19:26 For* I say to you*, that to everyone who has, will be given, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away from him. 19:27 However my enemies, those men who did not wish for me to reign over them, lead* them here and slaughter* them before me.

     {The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mar 11:1-11 & Mat 21:1-12, 14-17 & Luk 19:29-44 & Joh 12:12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD.}

     19:28 And having said these things, he was traveling on before them, going-up to Jerusalem.


     19:29 And it happened, as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the mountain which is called Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 19:30 and said, Proceed* into the village in front of me; in which, traveling to it; you* will find a young-donkey that has been tied, on which no one from mankind has sat at any time. When you* have loosed it, lead* it here. 19:31 And if anyone asks you*, Why are you* loosening him? You* will say to him thus, The Lord has need of him. 19:32 Now those who have been sent went away, and found just-as he had said to them.

     19:33 And while loosening the young-donkey, the lords of it said to them, Why are you* loosening the young-donkey?

     19:34 Now they said, The Lord has need of it. 19:35 And they led it to Jesus, and having tossed forth their own garments upon the young-donkey, they mounted Jesus upon it. 19:36 Now while he travels there, they were spreading their garments in the road. 19:37 Now as he was already drawing near, even to the slope of the Mountain of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began rejoicing, and to praise God with a loud voice concerning all the miracles which they had seen; 19:38 saying, The King who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed; peace in heaven and glory in the highest.

     19:39 And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.

     19:40 And he answered and said to them, I say to you*, that if these disciples are silent, then the stones will be crying out.

     19:41 And as he drew near, having seen the city, he wept over it, 19:42 saying, If you had known in this day, even you, for-sure, the things which are for your peace! But now they were hidden from your eyes. 19:43 Because the days will be coming upon you, and your enemies will put a military-barrier around you and will surround you, and will crowd you on every-side, 19:44 and will be leveling you to the bedrock, and your children among you, and they will not be leaving in you one stone upon another stone, because you did not know the time of your visitation.

     {Mar 11:12-18 & Mat 21:18, 19, 12, 13 & Luk 19:45-48 Road from Bethany to Jerusalem Mon.}

     19:45 And having entered into the temple, he began to cast out those who were selling and buying in it, 19:46 saying to them, It has been written, 'My house will be a house of prayer, but you* made* it a den of robbers.' {Isa 56:7 & Jer 7:11} 19:47 Now he was teaching daily in the temple. But the high-priests and the scribes and the foremost ones of the people were seeking to destroy him. 19:48 And they were not finding what they might do*; for* the people were all hanging on him, listening.

[Luke 20]

     {Mar 11:27-33 & Mat 21:23-27 & Luk 20:1-8 Courtyard of the Temple, Tues.}

     20:1 And it happened on one of those days, while he is teaching the people in the temple and proclaiming the good-news, the priests and the scribes, together with the elders stood up; 20:2 and they spoke to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority are you doing* these things? Or who is he who gave you this authority?

     20:3 But he answered and said to them, I will also ask you* one question, and tell* me. 20:4 The immersion* of John, was it from heaven or from men?

     20:5 Now they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, From heaven; he will say, Then why did you* not believe him? 20:6 But if we should say, From men; all the people will be stoning us; for* they have confidence that John is a prophet. 20:7 And they answered that they did not know where it was from.

     20:8 And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell you* by what authority I am doing* these things.

     {Mar 12:1-12 & Mat 21:33-46 & Luk 20:9-19.}

     20:9 Now he began to speak to the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard and rented it to farmers, and went-abroad for considerable times {i.e. a long time}. 20:10 And he sent a bondservant in the harvest season to the farmers, in order that they might give to him from the fruit of the vineyard, but the farmers whipped him and sent him away empty handed. 20:11 And he added a different bondservant to send, and they also whipped and dishonored him, and sent him away empty. 20:12 And he added a third to send, and they also traumatized this one and cast him forth.

    20:13 But the lord of the vineyard said, What should I do*? I will be sending my beloved son; perchance when they have seen this one, they will revere him. 20:14 But after the farmers saw him, they were reasoning with themselves, saying, This is the heir. Come-here*. We should kill him, in order that the inheritance may become ours. 20:15 And having cast him forth, outside the vineyard, they killed him. Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do* to them? 20:16 He will be coming and will be destroying these farmers, and will be giving the vineyard to others.

     But having heard this, they said, Let it not happen!

     20:17 But he looked at them and said, Therefore what is this that has been written, 'The stone which the builders rejected*, this one became the head of the corner'? {Psa 118:22} 20:18 Everyone who has fallen upon that stone will be shattered, but upon whomever it falls, it will be smashing him.

     20:19 And the high-priests and the scribes sought to put hands upon him in that same hour and yet they feared the people; for* they knew that he spoke this parable to them.

     {Mar 12:13-17 & Mat 22:15-22 & Luk 20:20-26 Courtyard of the Temple, Tues.}

     20:20 And having observed him, they sent forth agents, who themselves pretend to be righteous, in order that they might grab him from his speech, *that* they might give him to the rule and the authority of the governor. 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach correctly, and you do not receive the countenance of men, but in truth, are teaching the way of God. 20:22 Is it legal for us to give tax to Caesar or not?

     20:23 But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, Why are you* testing me? 20:24 Show* me a denarius. Whose image and inscription has it?

     But they answered and said, Caesar's.

     20:25 But he said to them, Now-then, give* to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. 20:26 And they were not strong-enough to grasp his declaration in front of the people, and they marveled at his answer and were silent.

     {Mar 12:18-27 & Mat 22:23-33 & Luk 20:27-39.}

     20:27 Now some of the Sadducees came near to him, those who contradict the resurrection– there is no resurrection; and they asked him, 20:28 saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, in order that if anyone's brother dies, having a wife, and this one should die childless, his brother should take the wife and should raise* up seed to his brother. {Deu 25:5} 20:29 Therefore, there were seven brethren, and the first took a wife and died childless; 20:30 and the second took the woman and this one died childless; 20:31 and the third took her, and likewise*, the seven also left no children and they all died. 20:32 But last of all, the woman also died later. 20:33 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife of them does she become? For* the seven had her as wife.

     20:34 And Jesus answered and said to them, The sons of this world marry and are betrothed. 20:35 But those who were deemed worthy to obtain that world and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are they betrothed, 20:36 for* neither are they able to die anymore; for* they are equal to the messengers, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 20:37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses divulged at the bush, as he calls* the Lord, the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. {Exo 3:6} 20:38 Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for* all live to him.

     20:39 But some of the scribes answered and said, Teacher, you said well.

     {Mar 12:28-34 & Mat 22:34-40 & Luk 20:40.}

     20:40 But they were not daring anymore to ask him anything.

     {Mar 12:35-37 & Mat 22:41-46 & Luk 20:41-44.}

     20:41 Now he said to them, How is it that they say the Christ is David's son? 20:42 And David himself says in the book of Psalms, 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, 20:43 until I should place your enemies as the footstool of your feet. {Psa 110:1} 20:44 Therefore, David calls him Lord, and so how is he his son?

     {Mar 12:38-40 & Mat 23:1-39 & Luk 20:45-47 Courts of the Temple, Tues.}

     20:45 But while all the people were listening, he said to his disciples, 20:46 Take-heed*, stay away from the scribes, who wish to walk in long robes and love greetings in the marketplaces and foremost seats in the synagogues and foremost-places in the suppers; 20:47 who are devouring widows' houses, and are praying long prayers for a pretext. These will be receiving even-more condemnation.

[Luke 21]

     {Mar 12:41-44 & Luk 21:1-4 In the Temple Treasury, Tues.}

     21:1 Now he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 21:2 But he also saw a certain poor widow casting two bronze-coins in there. 21:3 And he said, Truly I say to you*, This poor widow cast in more-than they all. 21:4 For* all these cast into the gifts of God out of what is abounding to them, but this one cast in out of her lacking, all the livelihood that she had.

     {Luk 21:5-24 & Mat 24:1-28 & Mar 13:1-23 Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. See also: Luk 19:41-44 & Luk 23:28-31.}

     21:5 And while some are speaking concerning the temple, how it has been adorned with beautiful stones and votive-offerings, he said, 21:6 As for these things which you* are viewing, the days will be coming in which a stone will not be left here upon another stone, that will not be torn-down.

     21:7 Now they asked him, saying, Therefore teacher, when will these things be? And what will be the sign whenever these things are about to happen?

     21:8 And he said, Beware*, do* not be misled; for* many will be coming in my name, saying, I am he, and, The time has drawn near. You* therefore, do* not travel after them. 21:9 But whenever you* hear of wars and unrests, do* not be terrified; for* it is essential for these things to happen first, but the end is not immediately here.

     21:10 Then he said to them, Nation will be raised against nation and kingdom against kingdom; 21:11 and there will be great earthquakes in different places and famines and plagues. There will be both terrors and great signs from heaven. 21:12 But before all these things, they will be putting their hands upon you* and will be persecuting you*, giving you* up to the synagogues and prisons, while being led in front of kings and governors because of my name. 21:13 But it will be transpiring into a testimony for you*. 21:14 Therefore place* it into your* hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to make a defense. 21:15 For* I will be giving you* a mouth and wisdom, which all who lay in opposition to you* will not be able to stand against, nor to speak against. 21:16 But you* will be given up even by parents and relatives and friends, and brethren, and they will be slaying some out of you*. 21:17 And you* will be hated by all men because of my name. 21:18 And a hair out of your* head should never perish. 21:19 You* will procure* your* souls in your* endurance.

     21:20 But whenever you* see Jerusalem surrounded by encamped armies, then know* that her desolation has drawn near. 21:21 Then those who are in Judea, let* them flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of her, let* them vacate, and those who are in the various regions, do not let them enter in it. 21:22 Because these are days of vengeance, of which all things that have been written are to be fulfilled. 21:23 But woe to those who are holding a child in their womb {i.e. pregnant} and to those who are nursing in those days! For* a great calamity will be upon the land, and wrath among this people. 21:24 And they will be falling by the edge of the sword and will be captured into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles should be fulfilled.

     {Luk 21:25-28 & Mat 24:27, 24:29-31 & Mar 13:24-37 & Acts 1:11 & 1Th 4:13-17 & 2Th 1:7-9 & 1Co 15:51-15:58 & Rev 1:7 Second Coming.}

     21:25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and dismay of nations upon the earth, in perplexity from the noisy sea and the noisy billow; 21:26 men passing-out from fear and expectation of the things which are coming upon the inhabited-earth; for* the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 21:27 And then they will be seeing the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and much glory. 21:28 But while these things are beginning to happen, stand-erect* and lift* up your* heads, because your* redemption is drawing near.

     {Luk 21:29-33 & Mat 24:32-35 & Mar 13:28-31 Destruction of Jerusalem AD 70.}

     21:29 And he spoke to them a parable: Behold* the fig tree and all the trees. 21:30 Whenever they already cast forth leaves, you* know from looking at them yourselves that the summer is already near. 21:31 So also you*, whenever you* see these things happening, know* that the kingdom of God is near. 21:32 Assuredly I am saying to you*, This generation should never pass away, until all things should happen. 21:33 The heaven and the earth will be passing away, but my words should never pass away.

     {Luk 21:34-36 & Mat 24:36-44 & Mar 13:32-37 Second Coming.}

     21:34 But take-heed* to yourselves, lest your* hearts might be burdened in a hangover and drunkenness, and anxieties of everyday life, and that day might suddenly stand upon you*; 21:35 for* it will be coming like a snare upon all those sitting upon the face of all the earth. 21:36 Therefore, watch* in every season, beseeching, in order that you* might be deemed worthy to flee away from all the things which are about to happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.

     {Mar 11:19-26 & Mat 21:20-22 & Luk 21:37-38 Road from Bethany to Jerusalem Tues.}

     21:37 Now during the days, he was teaching in the temple. And all nights after going forth, he was camping in the mountain, being called Olives.

     {Mat 24:45-51 & Luk 21:37.}

     21:38 And all the people were arriving at daybreak to hear him in the temple.

[Luke 22]

     {Mar 14:1-2 & Mat 26:1-5 & Luk 22:1-2 mountain Olives, Bethany, Jerusalem, Tues. Evening, Wed. for the Jews.}

     22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread was drawing near, which is called* the Passover. 22:2 And the high-priests and the scribes were seeking how they might assassinate him; for* they were fearing the people.

     {Mar 14:10-11 & Mat 26:14-16 & Luk 22:3-6 & Joh 12:2-8.}

     22:3 Now the Adversary entered into Judas who is surnamed Iscariot, being from the number of the twelve. 22:4 And he went away and spoke together with the high-priests and magistrates, how he might give him to them. 22:5 And they rejoiced and covenanted* together to give him silver. 22:6 And he professed agreement, and was seeking an opportunity to give him up to them without the crowd.

     {Mar 14:12-17 & Mat 26:17-20 & Luk 22:7-18, 22:24-30 Bethany to Jerusalem Thur. Evening.}

     22:7 Now the day of unleavened bread came, in which it was essential that the Passover is to be sacrificed. 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, and said, After traveling back, prepare* the Passover for us, in order that we may eat.

     22:9 Now they said to him, Where do you will that we will prepare it?

     22:10 But he said to them Behold, After you* have entered into the city, a man bearing a pitcher of water will be meeting you* there; follow* him into the house where he travels. 22:11 And you* will say to the householder of the house, The Teacher says to you, Where is the guestroom, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? 22:12 And he will show you* a big furnished upper-room. Prepare* it there. 22:13 Now they went and found just-as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

     22:14 And when the hour came*, he leaned-back, and the twelve apostles together with him. 22:15 And he said to them, I desired with a great desire, to eat this Passover with you* before I suffer; 22:16 for* I say to you*, I should never eat from it anymore, until which time it should be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

     22:17 And he accepted a cup, and having given-thanks, he said, Take* this and divide* it with yourselves. 22:18 For* I say to you*, I should never drink from the fruit* of the vine, until which time the kingdom of God should come.

     {Mar 14:22-25 & Mat 26:26-29 & Luk 22:19-20, 1Co 11:23-26.}

     22:19 And he took bread and having given-thanks, he broke it and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given on your* behalf. Practice* this in my remembrance. 22:20 And likewise*, he took the cup after the supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant* in my blood, which is poured out on your* behalf.

     {Mar 14:18-21, 14:27-31 & Mat 26:21-25, 26:31-35 & Luk 22:21-23, 22:31-38 & Joh 13:21-38.}

     22:21 However behold, the hand of the one who is giving me up is with me at the table. 22:22 And the Son of Man indeed is traveling on, according to what has been determined; however, woe to that man through whom he is given up! 22:23 And they began to debate together with themselves, who then it might be out of them who is about to do* this thing.

     {See Luk 22:7-18 above.}

     22:24 Now there happened to be also contention among them, who of them is thinking of himself to be the greater. 22:25 But he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them, and those who have authority over them are called benefactors. 22:26 But not so with you*, but the greater one among you*, let him become like the younger, and the leader, as he who is serving. 22:27 For* who is the greater one, he who reclines at the meal, or he who is serving? Is it not he who reclines? But I am in your* midst like he who serves. 22:28 But you* are those who have remained with me in my temptations {Or: tests}; 22:29 and I also covenant* to you*, just-as my father covenanted* to me a kingdom, 22:30 in order that you* may eat and may drink upon my table, and you* will be sitting upon thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

     {See Luk 22:31-38 above.}

     22:31 Now the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, the Adversary asked for you*, to sift you* like wheat. 22:32 But I have besought concerning you, in order that your faith should not fail, and someday having turned back again, establish your brethren.

     22:33 But he said to him, Lord, I am ready to travel with you both to prison and to death.

     22:34 But he said, I tell you Peter, The rooster should never crow today, before you will be denying to know me three-times.

     22:35 And he said to them, When I sent you* forth without money-bag and knapsack and shoes, you* did not lack anything, did you*?

     And they said, Nothing.

     22:36 Therefore he said to them, But now, he who has a money-bag, let him take it and likewise a knapsack, and he who has no sword, he will be selling his garment and will be buying one. 22:37 For* I say to you*, that it is essential for this to still be completed in me, which has been written, 'And he was counted with the lawless'; for* it is essential the things concerning me have an end. {Isa 53:12}

     22:38 But they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords.

     Now he said to them, It is sufficient.

     {Mar 14:26, 14:32-42 & Mat 26:30, 26:36-46 & Luk 22:39-46 & Joh 18:1 Garden between Stream of Kidron and Mountain of Olives, Late Thur. night.}

     22:39 And having gone out and according to his custom, he traveled to the Mountain of Olives, and his disciples also followed him. 22:40 Now after he came* on the place, he said to them, Pray* that you* do not enter into temptation. 22:41 And he pulled away from them approximately a stone's throw, and having placed himself on his knees, he was praying, 22:42 saying, Father, if you are willing to carry this cup away from me, however not my will, but let yours happen. 22:43 Now a messenger from heaven was seen by him, strengthening him. 22:44 And after he became in agony, he was praying more intensely, and his sweat became like thick drops of blood going-down upon the soil. 22:45 And having stood up from his prayer, he came to the disciples and found them, fallen-asleep from sorrow, 22:46 and said to them, Why are you* sleeping? After you have risen* up, pray*, in order that you* may not enter into temptation.

     {Mar 14:43-52 & Mat 26:47-56 & Luk 22:47-53 & Joh 18:2-11 Gethsemane, Fri. a few hours before dawn.}

     22:47 While he is still speaking, behold, a crowd and he who was called* Judas, one of the twelve, was going before them, and he drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 22:48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, are you giving up the Son of Man with a kiss?

     22:49 Now after those who were around him, saw what will be coming, they said to him, Lord, should we not strike with* the sword? 22:50 And a certain one out of them struck the bondservant of the high-priest and took off his right ear.

     22:51 But Jesus answered and said, Permit* insofar as this. And he touched his ear and healed him.

     22:52 Now Jesus said to the high-priests and magistrates of the temple and elders, who came* against him, Did you* come out with swords and clubs, like against a robber? 22:53 In my being with you* daily in the temple, you* did not stretch out your* hands against me, but this is your* hour and the authority of darkness.

     {Mar 14:53 & Mat 26:57 & Luk 22:54a & Joh 18:24 Palace of Caiaphas, before dawn.}

     22:54 But having taken him, they led him away and then led him into the high-priest's house.

     {Mar 14:54 & Mat 26:58 & Luk 22:54b-62 & Joh 18:15-18 Courtyard of High Priest's residence, Fri. around dawn.}

     But Peter was following from afar.

     {Mar 14:66-72 & Mat 26:69-75 & Luk 22:55-62 & Joh 18:25-27.}

     22:55 Now having lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and all having sat down together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them. 22:56 But a certain maidservant after she saw him sitting in the light of the fire, and having stared at him, said, This one was also together with him.

     22:57 But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. 22:58 And after a little bit, a different one saw him, and was saying, You also are one out of them.

     But Peter said, Man, I am not.

     22:59 And after approximately a one hour interval, then a certain other was stoutly affirming, saying, This one was also with him in truth; for* he is a Galilean.

     22:60 But Peter said, Man, I do not know what you say. And instantly, while he is still speaking, the rooster crowed. 22:61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter was reminded of the word of the Lord, how that he said to him, Before the rooster is to crow, you will be denying me three-times. 22:62 And Peter went outside and wept bitterly.

     {Mar 14:55-65 & Mat 26:59-68 & Luk 22:63-65.}

     22:63 And the men who are holding, Jesus were mocking him, whipping him. 22:64 And having covered him, they were beating his face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy. Who is it who struck you? 22:65 And they were saying many other things to him, blaspheming.

     {Mar 15:1 & Mat 27:1-2 Luk 22:66-23:1 Joh 18:28a Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     22:66 And as it became day, the eldership of the people were gathered together, both high-priests and scribes, and they led him away into their council, saying, 22:67 If you are the Christ, tell us.

     But he said to them, If I tell you*, you* should never believe; 22:68 and if I also ask, you* should never answer me or release me. 22:69 From hereafter, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

     22:70 Now they all said, Therefore are you the Son of God?

     But he said to them, You* are saying that I am.

     22:71 Now they said, Why do we still have need of testimony? For* we ourselves heard this from his own mouth.

[Luke 23]

     23:1 And all the multitude of them, having stood up, led him in front of Pilate.

     {Mar 15:2-5 & Mat 27:11-14 & Luk 23:2-5 & Joh 18:28b-38 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     23:2 Now they began to accuse him, saying, We found this one perverting the nation and forbidding to give taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king.

     23:3 But Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews?

     Now he answered and said to him, You say correctly.

     23:4 Now Pilate said to the high-priests and the crowds, I am finding no crime in this man.

     23:5 But they were insisting, saying, He is shaking up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, having begun from Galilee, insofar as here.

     {Luk 23:6-12 Jerusalem early Fri. morning; no parallel.}

     23:6 But after Pilate heard Galilee, he asked if the man is a Galilean. 23:7 And when he fully knew that he is out of Herod's authority, he sent him back to Herod, who himself was also in Jerusalem in these days.

     23:8 Now having seen Jesus, Herod rejoiced exceedingly; for* he was wishing to see him from a considerable time, because he was hoping to see some sign happening by him, to hear many things concerning him. 23:9 Now he was asking him questions with* considerable words, but he answered him nothing.

     23:10 Now the high-priests and the scribes stood, intensely accusing him.

     23:11 Now Herod, together with his soldiers, having scorned and having mocked him, and having dressed him in bright apparel, sent him back to Pilate.

     23:12 Now Pilate and Herod became friends with one another in that same day; for* they were formerly being in hostility toward themselves.

     23:13 Now Pilate called together the high-priests and the rulers and the people, 23:14 and said to them, You* brought this man to me, as one turning away the people to riot, and behold, I examined him in your* sight, and did not find a crime in this man of which you* accuse against him. 23:15 But even Herod found nothing. For* he sent him back to you*, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done* by him. 23:16 Therefore, after I have disciplined him, I will be releasing him. 23:17 But, he had to release to them one prisoner at the feast by necessity.

     23:18 But they cried out altogether, saying, Take this one and release Barabbas to us. 23:19 He was one who had been put into prison because of a certain riot, which happened in the city, and for murder.

     23:20 Therefore Pilate shouted to them again, wishing to release Jesus.

     23:21 But they were shouting out, saying, Crucify him! Crucify him!

     23:22 Now he said to them the third-time, For* what evil did* this one do? I did not find a crime worthy of death in him; therefore, after I have disciplined him, I will be releasing him. 23:23 But they were urgently asking with loud voices for him to be crucified. And their voices and those of the high-priests were prevailing. 23:24 But Pilate decided their request was to happen. 23:25 Now he released the one who had been cast into the prison because of riot and murder, whom they were asking for, but he gave up Jesus to their will.

     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}

     23:26 And as they led him away, they grabbed someone named Simon from Cyrene, coming from the rural-area, and they placed the cross on him to carry it behind Jesus.

     23:27 Now a large multitude of the people, and of women, were also following him. They were grieving and mourning for him. 23:28 But Jesus, having turned to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do* not weep over me, however, weep* over yourselves and over your* children. 23:29 Because behold, the days are coming in which they will say, The fortunate ones are: barren and the wombs that did not give-birth and the breasts that did not nurse. 23:30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, Fall* upon us, and to the hills, Hide* us. 23:31 Because if they are doing* these things in the green tree, what might happen in the dry?

     23:32 Now two others, also criminals, were being led together with him to be assassinated.

     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 until Noon, Fri.}

     23:33 And when they came upon the place which is called The Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one at the right and the other at the left.

     23:34 Now Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for* they do not know what they are doing*.

     'Now they cast a lot, dividing his garments among them.' {Psa 22:18} 23:35 And the people stood viewing and the rulers together with them were also ridiculing him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this one is the Christ, the chosen of God.

     23:36 Now the soldiers were also mocking him, coming near to him and offering him vinegar, 23:37 and saying, If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself. 23:38 Now an inscription was also over him, having been written in the alphabets of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, This is the King of the Jews.

     23:39 Now one of the criminals who was hung there, was blaspheming him, saying, If you are the Christ save yourself and us!

     23:40 But, the other answered and was rebuking him, saying, Do you not fear even God, because you are in the same condemnation? 23:41 And we indeed suffer righteously; for* we are receiving worthy payment of what we practiced, but this one practiced nothing improper.

     23:42 And he said, Jesus, remember me Lord, whenever you come in your kingdom.

     23:43 And Jesus said to him, Assuredly I am saying to you, You will be with me today in Paradise.

     {Mar 15:34 & Mat 27:45 & Luk 23:44 around Noon.}

     23:44 Now it was approximately the sixth hour and there became darkness upon the whole earth until the ninth hour {i.e. Noon to 3:00 PM; Amos 8:8–9?}.

     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 5:00 PM.}

     23:45 And the sun was darkened and the curtain of the temple was split-apart in the middle. 23:46 And Jesus having shouted with a loud voice, said, Father, I will consign my spirit into your hands. And having said these things, he expired.

     23:47 Now having seen what happened, the centurion glorified God, saying, This really was a righteous man. 23:48 And all the crowds who came* together upon this scene, viewing the things which had happened, were returning, beating their chests.

     23:49 Now all his acquaintances and the women who followed from Galilee together with him, stood from afar, seeing these things.

     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}

     23:50 And behold, a man, Joseph by name, who is* a counselor, a good and righteous man 23:51 (this one was not in alliance with their plan and practice), a man from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. 23:52 This one went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 23:53 And having taken it down, he entwined it in a linen cloth and placed it in a hewed out tomb, where no one was yet laid.

     23:54 Now it was the day of the Preparation and the Sabbath was dawning. 23:55 Now having followed after, the women, from Galilee, who were coming together to him, saw the tomb and how his body was placed.

     23:56 Now they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they indeed relaxed according to the commandment.

[Luke 24]

     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}

     24:1 Now on the first day of the week, from the deep fog of daybreak, they and some others together with them came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 24:2 Now they found the stone has been rolled away from the tomb. 24:3 And having entered in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 24:4 And it happened, while* they were perplexed concerning this, behold, two men stood by them in flashing apparels. 24:5 Now after they became fearful and bowing their face down toward the earth, then they said to them, Why are you* seeking the living with the dead? 24:6 He is not here, but was raised. Remember* how he spoke to you*, being still in Galilee, 24:7 saying that it is essential for the Son of Man to be given up into the hands of sinful men and to be crucified and to rise* up on the third day? 24:8 And they were reminded of his declarations.

     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}

     24:9 And having returned from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 24:10 Now those who were saying these things to the apostles were: Mary the Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the rest of the women together with them. 24:11 And their declarations appeared like nonsense in their sight, and they were disbelieving them. 24:12 But Peter, having stood up, ran to the tomb, and peered inside and he sees the linen-strips laying alone. And he went away by himself, marveling at what has happened.

     {Mar 16:12-13 & Luk 24:13-35 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. Afternoon.}

     24:13 And behold, two out of them were traveling in that same day to a village whose name was Emmaus, which was sixty furlongs distant from Jerusalem. 24:14 And they were conversing with one another concerning all these things which have befallen them. 24:15 And it happened, while* they were conversing and debating together, that Jesus himself, having drawn near, was traveling together with them. 24:16 But their eyes were being held-fast so as not to recognize him. 24:17 But he said to them, What words are these which you* are exchanging back and forth with one another, while walking? and you* have a gloomy face, why?

     24:18 But one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to him, Are you sojourning alone in Jerusalem and did not know of the things which happened in her in these days?

     24:19 And he said to them, What things?

     But they said to him, The things concerning Jesus of the Nazarenes, who became a prophet, a mighty man in work and word in front of God and all the people; 24:20 and how the high-priests and our rulers gave him up to the condemnation of death and crucified him. 24:21 Now we were hoping that he was the one who is about to redeem Israel. But yet today, together with all these things, is bringing* us this third day from which these things happened. 24:22 But some women from among us also astonished us, having happened to be at the tomb at daybreak, 24:23 and having not found his body, they came, saying also, to have seen a vision of messengers, who are saying about him to be living. 24:24 And some of those who were together with us, went to the tomb and also found it so, just-as the women had also said, but they did not see him.

     24:25 And he said to them, O you* foolish ones and slow in heart to believe upon all that the prophets spoke! 24:26 Was it not essential for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into his glory? 24:27 And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he was clarifying for them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 24:28 And they drew near to the village, where they were traveling and he was making-like that he was to travel farther.

     24:29 And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, because it is toward dusk and the day has been far-spent. And he entered in to abide together with them. 24:30 And it happened, while* he was reclining with them at the table, and having taken the bread, he gave-thanks and broke it and he was giving it to them.

     24:31 Now their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he became unapparent from them {i.e. disappeared}. 24:32 And they said to one another, Was our heart not being burned inside us, as he was speaking to us on the road, and as he was opening the Scriptures to us?

     24:33 And that same hour they stood up and returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven and those who have been accumulated together with them, 24:34 saying, The Lord was really raised and was seen by Simon. 24:35 And they were describing the things which happened on the road and how he was known by them in the breaking of the bread.

     {Mar 16:14 & Luk 24:36-43 & Joh 20:19-25 Sun. Evening.}

     24:36 Now while they are speaking these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them and says to them, Peace is to you*. 24:37 But they became terrified and fearful and were thinking to be viewing a spirit. 24:38 And he said to them, Why are you* disturbed? And why do arguments come-up in your* hearts? 24:39 Behold* my hands and my feet, that I am myself. Touch* me and see*, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, like you* view me having. 24:40 And having said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 24:41 But still disbelieving this from joy and marveling {i.e. they were in shock}; he said to them, Do you* have anything edible here? 24:42 Now they gave part of a broiled fish to him and part from the honeycomb. 24:43 And he took and ate it in their sight.

     {Luk 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8 & 1Co 15:7 Jerusalem.}

     24:44 Now he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you*, being still together with you*, that it is essential for all things to be fulfilled, which have been written in the Law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms, concerning me. 24:45 Then he opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.

     {Mar 16:15-18 & Mat 28:18-20 & Luk 24:46-47 Mountain in Galilee; The Great Commission.}

     24:46 And he said to them, Thus it has been written, that it was essential for the Christ to suffer and to rise* up from the dead in the third day; {Isa 53:5?} 24:47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, after it has began {i.e. start} from Jerusalem. 24:48 Now you* are witnesses of these things. 24:49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you*, but you* stick-around* in the city of Jerusalem, until you* should be clothed with power from on high.

     {Mar 16:19-20 & Luk 24:50-53 & Acts 1:9-12 Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany.}

     24:50 Now he led them outside until they were in Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and spoke well of {and/or: gave-thanks for} them. 24:51 And it happened, while* he blessed them, he stood away from them and was being carried up into heaven. 24:52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy 24:53 and they were always in the temple, praising and thanking God.


     {NOTES: You should read the 'Definitions' Section and other non-bible sections.}

{{ Introduction to John 67-95 AD

    The Good-news account by John, which was most likely written after the other three, fills in some gaps that were not covered by Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Eight percent of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are in John, and ninety-two percent is unique to John through the Holy Spirit. No specific writer is stated but the similarities in writing style, thought patterns, vocabulary and the 'very' Koine Greek language of the Good-news of John, 1-3 John, and Revelation (denoted as 'John') is unmistakable. This 'John' was always assumed to be apostle John, the son of Zebedee.

    John writes to a general audience. John talks about the unbelieving Jews and equates them to the world. He also talks about the Greek speaking Jews (Hellenistic) in this book and shows many witnesses confirming that Jesus is the Christ prophesied of in the Old Testament. John states his purpose in 20:30, 31 where signs were recorded for a specific purpose to bring about faith in Jesus. John recognizes that unless one has this faith (belief), he will not have eternal life. John also explains what belief in Jesus really means in John 3:36 and that belief is obedience according to John through inspiration. John begins his biography of Jesus by starting at the very creation of the world, showing Jesus as 'The Word was God' and 'became flesh and resided among us' (John 1:1-3, 14). If it help understand the preeminence of Jesus as God in chapter one, the words: become, became, can be translated as "come into being". From there, the focus is on showing the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus in such a way that the reader might 'believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, the reader may have life in His name' (John 20:30-31). So as you read this great book from God, focus on how John builds the witnesses of Jesus, the signs, and wonders of God's Son and how God brings about faith and belief in the reader with confidence that Jesus is God's Son. Among other things, it is in this Good-news account that we learn that Jesus rejected the idea of setting up an earthly kingdom (John 6:15, 18:36). A later writing of John, Revelation tells us he made for us, Christians, a kingdom, and we are the priests of God, Revelation 1:6.}}

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