Christianity According to Christ

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Message

Invitation and Promise

Mt 11:28a (Ed: Jesus said,) Come to me, all you who are weary
Mt 11:28b and
(Mt 11:29b)
Mt 11:28c burdened (Ed: heavy laden)
Mt 11:29c learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
Mt 11:29a Take my yoke upon you (Ed: Serve me,)
Mt 11:30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light
Mt 11:28d and
(Mt 11:29d)
Mt 11:28e I will give you (will find) rest
(Mt 11:29e)
Mt 11:29g for your souls

Identity and Purpose

Lk 9:18a Once
Mt 16:13a When
(Lk 9:18b)
Mt 16:13b Jesus
(Mk 8:27a)
Mk 8:27b and his disciples
(Lk 9:18d)
Lk 9:18e were with him
Mt 16:13c came (went on) (the way) to (Ed: in) the region of (villages around) Caesarea Philippi
(Mk 8:27c)
Lk 9:18c Jesus was (Ed: went off by himself to) praying in private. (Ed: And when he returned,)
Mt 16:13d he asked (them) his disciples: "Who do the (crowds) people say (I am) the Son of Man is?"
(Mk 8:27d)
(Lk 9:18e)
Mt 16:14-15 They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, (that)
(Mk 8:28-29a) Jeremiah or one of the prophets (of long ago has come back to life)." "But what about
(Lk 9:19-20a) you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"
Mt 16:16a Simon
Mt 16:16c answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
(Mk 8:29c)
(Lk 9:20b)

Mt 16:17a Jesus (looked at him and said) replied, "Blessed are you, Simon son of (John) Jonah
(Jn 1:42b)
Mt 16:17b for
Mt 16:18b I tell you
(Mt 18:18a)
Mt 18:18b the truth
Mt 16:17b this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven
Mt 16:18d (Ed: From this moment on,) you (will be called) are
(Jn 1:42c)
Mt 16:16b Peter
(Mt 16:18e)
(Mk 8:29b)
(Lk 9:20b)
(Jn 1:42e)
Jn 1:42d (Ed: In Latin, Petrus; in Aramaic,) Cephas (Ed: both of) which, when translated, is (Ed: to "The Rock")
Mt 16:18f and on this rock (Ed: of divine revelation) I will build my church and the gates of hell will not overcome it.
Mt 16:18a And
Mt 16:19a I will give (Ed: to) you (Ed: my church) the keys of the kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven
Jn 20:23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
Mt 16:19d And
Mt 16:19b/e whatever you bind (loose) (Ed: prohibit or permit here) on earth
(Mt 18:18c/f)
Mt 16:19c/f will be bound (loosed) (Ed: upheld) in heaven
(Mt 18:18d/g)

Mt 17:10c then
Mt 17:10a The disciples asked him
Mt 17:12a But (Ed: Lord,)
Mt 17:10e the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first (Ed: before you appear)
Mt 17:10b Why
Mt 17:10d do (Ed: is)
Mt 16:18c that
(Jn 12:16e)
Mt 17:11a Jesus replied, "To be(Ed: cause it is written) sure
Mal 4:5a See, I will send you the prophet
Mt 17:11b Elijah
(Mal 4:5b)
Mal 4:5c before that great and dreadful day of the Lord(Ed: 's)
Mt 17:11c com(Ed: ing)es
(Mal 4:5d)
Mt 17:11c and (Ed: he) will restore (Ed: make) all things (Ed: ready)
Mt 17:12c and
(Lk 9:22a)
Mt 17:12b I tell you Elijah has already(Ed: indeed) come
Mt 17:12e but
Mt 17:12d they did not recognize him
Mt 18:18e and
Mt 17:12f have done to him everything they wished.
Mt 17:13 Then (Ed: From that) the disciples understood that he (Ed: Jesus) was talking to them about John the Baptist

Mt 16:20a Then
Mt 17:22b he (Ed: Jesus) said to them (his disciples)
(Mk 9:31b)
(Lk 9:22b)
(Lk 9:43b)
Mt 20:17a Now
Lk 9:44a Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you:
Mt 17:12g In the same way
Mt 17:12h the Son of Man (will) (must) is going to
(Mt 17:22c)
(Mt 20:18c)
(Mk 8:31b)
(Mk 9:31c)
(Mk 10:33d)
(Lk 9:22c)
(Lk 9:44b)
Mt 16:21d suffer many things
(Mt 17:12i)
(Mk 8:31c)
(Lk 9:22d)
Mt 16:21e at (into) the(ir) hands of (Ed: ignorant) (men)
(Mt 17:12i)
(Mt 17:22e)
(Mk 9:31e)
Mk 9:31d)
(Lk 9:44d)
Mt 16:21d he must go to Jerusalem and
Mt 17:22d be betrayed in(to)
(Mt 20:18d)
(Mk 10:33e)
(Lk 9:44c)
Mt 16:21f the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law
(Mt 20:18e)
(Mk 8:31f)
(Mk 10:33f)
(Lk 9:22g)
Mt 20:18f They will
(Mk 10:33g)
Mk 8:31e be rejected by (Ed: him)
(Lk 9:22f)
Mt 20:18b and
(Mk 8:31d)
(Mk 10:33c)
(Lk 9:22e)
Mt 20:18g condemn him to death
(Mk 10:33h)
Mt 20:19a and
(Mk 10:33i)
Mt 20:19b (He) will turn (be) (hand)(ed) him over to the Gentiles
(Mk 10:33j)
(Lk 18:32a)
Mt 20:19c to be (they) (who) (will mock)ed (him), (insult)(Ed: ed) (him,) (spit) (Ed: up)on him) and
(Mk 10:34a) (flog)ged (him)
(Lk 18:32b)
Mt 16:21g (and) that he must (Ed: will) be (crucified) (and) (they will kill)ed (him)
(Mt 17:23a)
(Mt 20:19d)
(Mk 8:31c)
(Mk 9:31f)
(Mk 10:34b)
(Lk 9:22h)
(Lk 18:32c)
Mt 16:21h (Ed: but) and on the third (after three) day(s) (later) (he will) be raised (rise again) to life
(Mt 17:23b)
(Mt 20:19e)
(Mk 8:31d)
(Mk 9:31g)
(Mk 10:34c)
(Lk 9:22i)
(Lk 18:33)
Lk 9:45d so
Lk 9:45e that
(Jn 3:15a)
Jn 3:15b everyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Mt 16:21a From that time on
Mt 16:21b (He) Jesus (then) began to (teach) explain to (them) (Ed: often reminded) his disciples
(Mk 8:31a)
Jn 12:16f (Ed: of) these things (Ed: that)had been written about him
Mk 9:32a But
(Lk 9:45a)
Mk 9:32b (At first) they (The) (his) (disciples) did not understand (Ed: seemed unable to) (grasp)
(Lk 9:45b/e) what he (any) (of this) (it)(s) (all) mean(ing)t (was hidden from them) and (they) were afraid (Lk 18:34a) to ask him about (Ed: to explain) it (Ed: to them.)
(Jn 12:16a)
Jn 12:16b Only after
Jn 12:16h they had done these things to him (Ed: events had actually taken place)
Lk 18:34c and (that)
(Jn 12:16g)
Jn 12:16c Jesus was glorified (in their presence)
Lk 18:34e/d/g did they (realize) know (Ed: come to understand) what he was talking about

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Mt 17:1a After (About) six (eight) days (Ed: week or so later)
(Mk 9:2a)
(Lk 9:28a)
Mt 17:1b Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James (Ed: off) by themselves (Mk 9:2b) (all alone), and (he) led them (went) up (onto) a high mountain (where they were) (to pray)
(Lk 9:28b)
Mt 17:2a There (As he was praying)
(Mk 9:2c)
(Lk 9:29a)
Mt 17:2b he was transfigured before them.
(Mk 9:2d)
Lk 9:29b the appearance of his face changed
Mt 17:2c His face (Ed: it) shone like the sun
Mt 17:2d and his clothes became
(Mk 9:3a)
(Lk 9:29c)
Mt 17:2d (dazzling) white
(Mk 9:3b)
Mk 9:3c whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them (Ed: and)
Mt 17:2e as (bright as) the (a flash of) light(ning)
(Lk 9:29d)

Mt 17:3a (And) Just then there
(Mk 9:4a)
Lk 9:30a Two men,
Mt 17:3c Moses and Elijah
(Mk 9:4c)
(Lk 9:30b)
Mt 17:3b appeared (in glorious splendor)before them
(Mk 9:4b)
(Lk 9:31a)
Mt 17:3d (They) (who) (spoke) (were) talking with Jesus
(Mk 9:4d)
(Lk 9:31b)
(Lk 9:31c)
Lk 9:31d about
Lk 9:31f (Ed: the) fulfillment (Ed: of)
Lk 9:31e his (Ed: ministry) departure, which he was (Ed: soon) about to bring to (Ed: take place in)
Lk 9:31g at Jerusalem.

Lk 9:32a Peter and his companions were (Ed: Now, The three disciples had been) very sleepy, but when
Lk 9:32c they saw his (Ed: Jesus') glory and the two men (Ed: ancient prophets) standing (Ed: there) with him
Lk 9:32b they became fully awake (Ed: This was not a dream!)
Mk 9:6a He did not know what to (Ed: At first, even Peter) (he) (was) (Ed: incoherent, but then he) (Lk 9:33c) say(ing)
Mt 17:4 Peter said to Jesus, "(Ed: Oh,) Lord (Rabbi) (Master), it is (Ed: so wonderful) good for us (Mk 9:5) to be here (Ed: and see this!). If you wish, I will (Ed: Please!) (let us) put up three shelters: (Lk 9:33b) one for you, (Ed: and) one for Moses, and one for Elijah (Ed: so that we might remain for a while."

Mk 9:7a Then (Ed: But)
Mt 17:5a While (Ed: even as) he (Ed: Peter) was still speaking (Ed: the two prophets turned to
(Lk 9:34a) leave. And)
Mt 17:5b (a) bright (cloud)
(Mk 9:7b)
(Lk 9:34b)
Mk 9:8a Suddenly
Mk 9:7c appeared and
(Lk 9:34c)
Mt 17:5c enveloped them
(Mk 9:7d)
(Lk 9:34d)
Lk 9:34e and
Lk 9:34g as they entered (Ed: disappeared into) the cloud
Mt 17:5a and a (Ed: great) voice (came) from (Ed: it) the cloud said (saying), "This is my (have
(Mk 9:7e) chosen) (Ed: my) Son, whom I love; (Ed: and) with (Ed: whom) him I am well pleased
(Lk 9:35) Listen to him!

Mt 17:6a When the disciples heard (the voice) this (had spoken)
(Lk 9:36a)
Mt 17:6b they fell facedown to the ground, (were) (so) terrified (afraid) (frightened)
(Mk 9:6b)
(Lk 9:34f)
Mt 17:7 But Jesus came and touched (Ed: roused) them. "Get up," he said. "Don't be afraid."
Mt 17:8 (Ed: And) When they looked up (around), they (found that) (no longer) saw no (any)one (Mk 9:8b) (was) (Ed: themselves) except (Ed: for) Jesus (alone) (Ed: there on the mountain) (with (Lk 9:36b) them)

Mt 16:20a Then (As they) (the men) (were coming down) (leaving) (the mountain) he (Jesus)
(Mt 17:9a)
(Mk 9:9a)
(Lk 9:33a)
Mt 16:20b warned (instructed) (gave) (them) his disciples (orders), "(Do) not to tell anyone (else)
(Mt 17:9b) (what you have) that (they had) (Ed: been allowed to) (seen) (Ed: here) (until) he the (Son (Mk 9:9b) of Man) Christ was (has been raised) (had risen) (from the dead)."
Mk 9:10a (Ed: And so) (The)y (Ed: three) (disciples) kept (this) the matter to themselves
(Lk 9:36c)
Mk 9:10b (Ed: Although they sometimes argued when they were alone with each other about) discussing what "rising(Ed: en) from the dead" meant
Lk 9:36d and (Ed: they) told no one (Ed: else) at that time (Ed: about the wonders) what they had seen.

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Jn 2:23a Now (Ed: Once,) while he (Ed: Jesus) was in Jerusalem at(Ed: tending) the Passover
Feast
Jn 2:23d he was doing (Ed: performed a number of)
Jn 2:23c mirac(Ed: le)ulous signs (Ed: in public.)
Jn 2:23e and
Jn 2:23b many (Ed: of the) people saw (Ed: who witnessed) the(Ed: m)
Jn 2:23f (Ed: began to) believed in his name (Ed: that he might be a great prophet or the long-
awaited Messiah.)
Jn 3:1a Now there was (Ed: a result of these speculations,)
Jn 3:1c a member of the Jewish ruling council
Jn 3:1b a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus
Jn 3:2a He came to Jesus at (Ed: one) night and said (Ed: to him),
Jn 3:2b/f Rabbi (a teacher)
Jn 3:2c we know
Jn 3:2j For (Ed: that) no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if
Jn 3:2i/k God
Jn 3:2l were not with him.
Jn 3:2g who
Jn 3:2e are
Jn 3:2d you
Jn 3:2h has (Ed: Where have you) come from

Jn 3:12a (Ed: Jesus replied) I have
Jn 3:18k already
Jn 3:12b spoken to
Jn 3:12c you
(Jn 3:11d)
Jn 3:11e people
Jn 3:12d of earthly things and you
Jn 3:11f do (Ed: would)not (believe) accept
(Jn 3:12e)
Jn 3:11g our (Ed: my) testimony
Jn 3:12f how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
Jn 3:18g but
Jn 3:11a I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and testify to what we have seen.
Jn 3:13 (Ed: And) No one has ever gone (Ed: seen) into heaven except the one who just came from heaven - the Son of Man

Jn 3:9 "How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
Jn 3:16a For (Ed: Because) God so loved the world (Ed: Jesus declared )
Jn 3:17c the world
Jn 3:18f already
Jn 3:18e stands condemned
Jn 3:19g because
Jn 3:20c does (Ed: of its) evil (Ed: deeds)
Jn 3:17d But
(Jn 3:21a)
Jn 3:16c he gave (Ed: God has given)
Jn 3:17g the world
Jn 3:16d his one and only Son
Jn 3:16b/e that
Jn 3:17h through him.
Jn 3:17e to save (men) (Ed: mankind might be saved)
(Jn 3:19d)
Mk 16:16a Whoever believes
(Jn 3:16e)
Jn 3:18b in him
Mk 16:16b and is baptized
Jn 3:18h in the (Ed: his) name of God's one and only Son.
Jn 3:16h shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jn 3:21h through God (Ed: 's love for mankind)
Jn 3:19b Light has come into the world,
Jn 1:5a The light (Ed: It) shines in the darkness,
Jn 3:20a (Ed: and) Everyone
Jn 3:20b who
Jn 3:21c lives by the truth comes into (Ed: it) the light, so
Jn 3:21d/f/g that (what he) (has) (been) (done) it
Jn 3:21e may be plainly seen
Jn 1:5b but
(Jn 3:19c)
Jn 3:21b (Ed: those) whoever
Jn 1:5d has (Ed: have) not understood
Jn 3:20e the light
Jn 3:20d hates
Jn 1:5e it
Jn 1:5c (loved) (Ed: They cling to) the darkness (instead of light)
(Jn 3:19e)
Jn 3:20f and
Jn 3:20g will not come into the light
Jn 3:2n For
(Jn 3:17a)
(Jn 3:20h)
Jn 3:20i fear that
Jn 3:19h their
Jn 3:19j evil
Jn 3:19i deeds were
Jn 3:20k will be exposed.
Jn 3:17b God did
Jn 3:17d send (Ed: sent) his Son into the world
Jn 3:17g to save (Ed: it) the world
Jn 3:17c not
(Jn 3:18e)
Jn 3:17e to condemn (Ed: it) the world
Jn 3:18a (Ed: and) Whoever believes
Jn 3:16f in him
Jn 3:18c is not condemned
Mk 16:16c (Ed: and) will be saved,
Mk 16:16d but
(Jn 3:17f)
Jn 3:19a This is the verdict:
Mk 16:16e (because he) whoever does (has) not believe(d)
(Jn 3:18d/g)
Mk 16:16g will be (is still) (Ed: remains) condemned.
(Jn 3:11c)
(Jn 3:18d/f)
Jn 3:2g for
(Jn 3:16a)
(Jn 3:17a)
Jn 3:20j his deeds

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Jn 4:6c Jesus
Jn 4:3c left Judea (Ed: with his disciples) and went (Ed: headed) back once more to Galilee
Jn 4:4b (Ed: To get there,) he had to go through Samaria
Jn 4:6b and
Jn 4:6j It was about the sixth hour (Ed: one day around noon).
Jn 4:5d near the
Jn 4:5c town in Samaria(Ed: n town of) called Sychar
Jn 4:5b he came to a
Jn 4:6a (Ed: a place known as) Jacob's well was there
Jn 4:5e (Ed: It was called that because it was located on a) plot of ground (Ed: that the patriarch)
Jn 4:5f Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
Jn 4:6d tired as he was from the journey
Jn 4:3b he (Ed: Jesus)
Jn 4:6e sat down by (Ed: the well)
Jn 4:7a When (Ed: while)
Jn 4:8 His disciples had gone (Ed: went) into the town to buy food.

Jn 4:7b (Ed: As he was sitting there,) a
Jn 4:7c Samaritan woman
(Jn 4:9e)
Jn 4:7d came to draw water, (Ed: and) Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?"
Jn 4:4a Now
Jn 4:9e (Ed: most) Jews do (Ed: would) not associate with Samaritans
Jn 4:5a So
Jn 4:9a The
Jn 4:9c woman said to him,
Jn 4:9d "You are a Jew and I am a
Jn 4:9b Samaritan
Jn 4:9f How can you ask me
Jn 4:9g/i for
Jn 4:9h a drink
Jn 4:10a Jesus answered her, "If you knew
Jn 4:10d/f who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given (Ed: it to) you water (Ed: without protest)
Jn 7:37b If (Ed: for) anyone (Ed: who) is thirsty, let him (Ed: may) come to me
Is 55:1b and
(Jn 7:37c)
Jn 7:37f drink
Is 55:1c without cost.
Jn 7:38c as the Scripture (Ed: says) has said,
Is 55:1a Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come
buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk (Ed: food and drink) without money

Jn 4:11b the woman said,
Jn 4:11f (Ed: And just) Where can (Ed: do) you (Ed: expect to) get (Ed: all) this
Jn 4:11h water?
Jn 4:11e the well is deep
Jn 4:11d and
Jn 4:11c you (Ed: don't even) have no(Ed: any)thing with (Ed: which) to draw (Ed: up your own drink)
Jn 4:12 (Ed: Or) Are you greater than our father Jacob, who (Ed: not only) gave us the well and drank (Ed: but was able to drink) from it himself (Ed: without assistance) as did also (Ed: have) his sons (Ed: descendants) and his (Ed: all of their) flocks and herds (Ed: ever since)
Jn 4:13a Jesus answered, Everyone who drinks
Jn 4:13b (the) water (Ed: from) this (well)
(Jn 4:6h)
Jn 4:13c will be thirsty again
Jn 4:14a but whoever drinks
Jn 4:14b/e the water I give him
Jn 4:14c will never thirst.
Jn 4:14d Indeed,
Jn 7:38a whoever believes in me
Jn 4:14e will (Ed: himself) become(Ed: s)
Jn 4:14g a spring
Jn 4:14j welling up to eternal life.
Jn 4:10b and
Jn 7:38d streams
Jn 4:14h of
(Jn 7:38e)
Jn 4:10e living
(Jn 7:38f)
Jn 4:14i water
(Jn 7:38g)
Jn 7:38h will flow from
Jn 4:14f (with)in him
(Jn 7:38i)

Jn 4:15a The woman said to him,
Jn 4:11a (Ed: Then) Sir, (Ed: By all means)
(Jn 4:15b)
Jn 4:15c give me (Ed: some of) this
Jn 4:11g living
Jn 4:15d water so that I won't keep geting thirsty and having to come (Ed: all the way out) here (Ed: for a drink) to draw water."
Jn 4:20b you Jews!
Jn 4:20a Our fathers (Ed: have) worshiped on this mountain (Ed: since ancient times), but
Jn 4:20c (Ed: you) claim that the (Ed: only) place where we must (Ed: can) worship (Ed: properly) is (Ed: at your temple) in Jerusalem

Jn 4:21a Jesus (stood up and said) declared
(Jn 7:37b)
Jn 7:37c in a (Ed: somewhat) loud(Ed: er) voice
Jn 4:22a (Ed: That's because) You Samaritans
Jn 4:22d do not know
Jn 4:22c what (Ed: it is) you
Jn 4:22b (Ed: are) worship (Ed: ing)
Jn 4:22e we worship what (Ed: and) we do know
Jn 4:24a God is spirit, and
Jn 4:21d when (Ed: whether) you will worship the Father neither (Ed: him) on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
Jn 4:23c the (his) true worshipers will (Ed: you) (must) worship the Father (Ed: him) in spirit and (Ed: (Jn 4:24b) in) truth,
Jn 4:23d for they (Ed: Those) are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Jn 4:21b (Ed: And) Believe me, woman,
Jn 4:21c (Yet) a time is coming
(Jn 4:23a)
Jn 4:23b and (Ed: for you) has now come when
Jn 4:10b the gift of God
Jn 4:22f for salvation is (Ed: comes to the world) from the Jews.

Jn 4:25-26 The woman said, "I know (Ed: only) that (Ed: the) Messiah (called Christ) is coming. (Ed: and that)When he comes, he will explain everything (Ed: all these things) to us."
(Ed: And) Then Jesus (Ed: said to her) declared, "I who speak to you am he."

Jn 4:27a Just then his (Ed: Jesus') disciples returned and (Ed: they) were surprised to find him (Ed: there) talking to a woman (Ed: with )
Jn 4:27c no one (Ed: else around.)
Jn 4:27d (Ed: None of the disciples came right out and) asked (Ed: him), "What do you want?" or
"Why are you (Ed: up to) talking (Ed: to this woman out here all by yourselves) with her?"
Jn 4:17e (Ed: Nevertheless,) Jesus said to her
Jn 4:16b (Ed: You'd better) Go, call (Ed: and get) your husband and come back."

Jn 4:17a I
Jn 4:17b/i have no husband
Jn 4:28c the woman
Jn 4:19c said
Jn 4:18a The fact is, you have had five husbands
Jn 4:16a He (Ed: Jesus) (replied) told her
(Jn 4:17d)
Jn 4:27b But
Jn 4:17g when (Ed: I suppose that) (what) you say you (have just said)
(Jn 4:18b)
Jn 4:17f You are right (is quite true)
(Jn 4:18b)
Jn 4:18d is (Ed: because you're) not your husband (Ed: married to)
Jn 4:18c the man (Ed: with whom) you (Ed: are) now (Ed: living.) have
Jn 4:28a Then
Jn 4:19b the woman (Ed: exclaimed)
Jn 4:19a Sir
Jn 4:19d I can see that you are a(Ed: t least some sort of) prophet.
Jn 4:18b and
Jn 4:17c she
Jn 4:28c went back to the town
Jn 4:28b leaving (Ed: in such a hurry that she left) her water jar (Ed: behind)

Jn 4:31b-34 his (Ed: After she had gone, Jesus') disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something (Ed: of this food we brought)." But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you know nothing about." Then his disciples said to (Ed: asked) each other, "Could someone have (Ed: already) brought him food (Ed: something)?" "My food," said Jesus (Ed: explained), "is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish his (Ed: the) work (Ed: he has give me)."

Jn 4:31a Meanwhile (Ed: the woman arrived back in town)
Jn 4:28c and said to the people
Jn 4:29a "Come (Ed: and) see a (Ed: this) man (Ed: out by the well)
Jn 4:29b (he) who (Ed: seems to know) told me everything I ever did
(Jn 4:39d)
Jn 4:29c Could this (Ed: I think he might) be the (Ed: Messiah!) Christ?"
Jn 4:39c because of the (Ed: ir curiosity aroused,) woman's testimony
Jn 4:39a Many of the Samaritans from that town
Jn 4:30c made their way (Ed: went out) toward (Ed: see Jesus) him.
Jn 4:40f and
Jn 4:40b when
Jn 4:30a They
Jn 4:40d came to (Ed: met) him,
Jn 4:40e they urged him to stay with them,

Jn 4:42f and
Jn 4:40a So
Jn 4:40g he (Ed: Jesus) stayed (Ed: there and taught for) two days.
Jn 4:41a And because of his (Ed: the) words (Ed: he spoke to them) many more
Jn 4:40c the Samaritans
Jn 4:41c became believers.
Jn 4:43 After the two days he (Ed: Jesus) left for Galilee.
Jn 4:42a They said to the woman, "We
Jn 4:30b came out of the town and
Jn 4:39b (Ed: ready to) (believe)d in him
(Jn 4:42c)
Jn 4:42d just because of what you said;
Jn 4:42b (Ed: But that's) no longer (Ed: the case)
Jn 4:42e now (Ed: that) we have heard (Ed: him) for ourselves

Jn 4:42g we know that this man is really (Ed: truly) the Savior of the world.

* * * * *

Jn 9:1 As he went along (Ed: Another time in Jerusalem,) he saw (Ed: Jesus and his disciples
came upon) a man (Ed: who had been) blind from birth.
Jn 9:2a His (Ed: The) disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who
Jn 9:2b sinned,
(Jn 9:3d)
Jn 9:2e that
Jn 9:2c this man
Jn 9:2g was born blind?"
Jn 9:2f he (Ed: Him)
Jn 9:2d (n)or his parents?"
(Jn 9:3c)
Jn 9:3a Neither
Lk 13:2a (said) Jesus answered
(Jn 9:3e)
Lk 13:3a I tell you (Ed: It's true that)
(Lk 13:4g)
Lk 13:3d unless you repent (Ed: of your sins) you too will all perish
(Lk 13:4e)
Lk 13:3c But (Ed: not all misfortunes are punishments for sin)
(Lk 13:4d)
Lk 13:1e who told Jesus (Ed: I heard) about
Lk 13:1b there were some
Lk 13:1f the Galileans
Lk 13:1d at that time (Ed: not long ago)
Lk 13:1g whose blood Pilate (Ed: that the governor) had mixed with (Ed: put to death while they were in the act of making) their sacrifices.
Lk 13:2b Do you think that these Galileans (Ed: they) were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered (Ed: in) this way?
Lk 13:4a Or (Ed: what about) those eighteen (Ed: people) who died
Lk 13:4c (Ed: over) in (Ed: the) Siloam (Ed: district the other day)
Lk 13:4b when the tower (Ed: that building)
Lk 13:4d fell (Ed: collapsed) on them - do you think they were more guilty than all the others
Lk 13:1c present (living)
(Lk 13:4e)
Lk 13:4f in Jerusalem?
Lk 13:3b (Ed: Of course) no(Ed: t)
(Lk 13:4h)

Lk 13:1a Now
Jn 9:3f but this(Ed: it) happen(Ed: s)ed (Ed: that)
Jn 9:3b this man (was born blind)
Jn 9:3g so that the work
Jn 9:3h of God
Jn 9:3i might be displayed in his life.
Jn 9:4b (Ed: And) we must do th(Ed: is)ework of him who sent me
Jn 9:4a As long as (Ed: while) it is (Ed: still) day(Ed: light, for)
Jn 9:4c Night is coming, when no one can work.
Jn 11:9f A man who walks by day will not stumble for he sees by this world's (Ed: everything cllearly in the sun)light.
Jn 11:10a It is when
Jn 11:10b he (The man who) walks by night, (Ed: completely) (in the dark) (Ed: like this blind man)
(Jn 12:35h)
Jn 11:10c that he stumbles, for he has no light (Ed: to guide his steps.)
Jn 12:35i (Ed: and) does not know where he is going.

Jn 11:9a (Then) Jesus answered (told them,)
(Jn 12:35a)
Jn 9:5c I am the light of the world.
Jn 9:3f but
Jn 12:35d just (Ed: as)
Jn 11:9c there
Jn 11:9b Are (Ed: only)
Jn 11:9e twelve hours of daylight
Jn 12:35b You are
Jn 11:9d not
Jn 12:35c going to have the light (Ed: me with you)
Jn 12:35e a little while (Ed: much) longer. (Ed: So) walk
Jn 9:5b (Ed: in) (the light) while I am in the world (you have) (Ed: it)
(Jn 12:35f)
Jn 12:35g before (Ed: the) darkness overtakes you.

Jn 9:6a (After he had) Having said this,
(Jn 11:11a)
Jn 9:6b he (Ed: Jesus) spit on the ground, made (Ed: and - making) some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.
Jn 9:7 "Go," he told him, "(Ed: and) wash in the Pool of Siloam" (Ed: or, as it was also known, the pool of) (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
Jn 9:8 His (Ed: The man's) neighbors and those who had formerly seen him (Ed: in the street) begging asked, "Isn't this the same man (Ed: fellow) who used to sit and beg?"
Jn 9:9 Some claimed that he was; others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he (Ed: the man) himself insisted: "I am the man."
Jn 9:10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
Jn 9:11 He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. (Ed: and) He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went (Ed: there) and washed, and then I could see.
Jn 9:12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.

Jn 9:15a Therefore (Ed: So)
Jn 9:13a They brought (Ed: his friends took)
Jn 9:13c the man who had been blind.
Jn 9:13b to the Pharisees (Ed: to see what they made of his story.)
Jn 9:15b the Pharisees also (Ed: likewise) asked him how he had received his sight,
Jn 9:15d (Ed: and) the man replied (Ed: repeated:)
Jn 9:15c "He put mud on my eyes,"
Jn 9:15e "and I washed, and now I see."
Jn 9:18 The Jews (Ed: Pharisees) still did not believe that he (Ed: anyone who) had (Ed: truly) been blind and had (Ed: from birth could have) received his sight until (Ed: in this manner, so) they sent for the man's parents.
Jn 9:19b (Ed: And) they (Ed: barraged) (the Jews) asked (Ed: parents with questions:)
(Jn 9:22g)
Jn 9:19a "Is this your son?"
Jn 9:19c Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that he can now see?"
Jn 9:22a His (Ed: The) parents
Jn 9:22d were afraid (Ed: to tell them everything)
Jn 9:15c because they (the Jews) (Ed: Pharisees)
(Jn 9:22e)
Jn 9:22h had
Jn 9:22f already
Jn 9:23h decided (Ed: made it known) that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.
Jn 9:23a That was why (Ed: So)
Jn 9:20c the(Ed: y) (his) parents (said) answered (this),
(Jn 9:23b)
(Jn 9:22b)
Jn 9:20a "We know
(Jn 9:20e)
Jn 9:20b he is our son,"
Jn 9:20d "and (Ed: that)
Jn 9:20f he was born blind.
Jn 9:21 But (Ed: as to) how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know.
Jn 9:21c He is of age;
(Jn 9:23c)
Jn 9:21d he will (Ed: and can) speak for himself."
Jn 9:23d ask him."
(Jn 9:21b)

Jn 9:16b So
Jn 9:24a A second time they (Ed: Pharisees) summoned the man who had been blind (Ed: And they asked him:)
Jn 9:17d "What have (Ed: can) you to say (Ed: tell us) about him
Jn 9:17f (Ed: the man who) healed (Ed: you? After all,)
Jn 9:17e It was your eyes he (Ed: opened.)
Jn 9:17g The man replied, "He is a (Ed: must be some kind of) prophet."
Jn 9:16c they were divided (Ed: This caused a debate among)
Jn 9:16c the Pharisees
Jn 9:14 Now (Ed: Because) the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes (Ed: all this happened) was a Sabbath
Jn 9:16b Some of (Ed: them)
Jn 9:16d said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others asked, "How can a sinner do (Ed: perform) such mirac(Ed: les)ulous signs?"

Jn 9:17a Finally they turned again to the
Jn 9:17c man (Ed: who had been)
Jn 9:17b blind
Jn 9:24d (Ed: and) they said
Jn 9:24c Give glory to God (Ed: by telling us the truth.)
Jn 9:24e We know this man is a sinner.
Jn 9:25 He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I (Ed: once) was blind, but now I see."
Jn 9:26 Then they (Ed: Pharisees) asked him, "(Ed: But) What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
Jn 9:27a He (Ed: Losing his patience, the man) answered: "I have
Jn 9:27c already
Jn 9:27b told you
Jn 9:27d and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?"

Jn 9:28a (Ed: This angered) Then (Ed: Pharisees, and) they
Jn 9:28c said: (Ed: So that's it!) You are this fellow's disciple! (Ed: Well,) We are disciples of Moses!
Jn 9:29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow (Ed: your teacher,) we don't even know where he comes from."
Jn 9:30a The man, (Ed: becoming angry himself,) answered,
Jn 9:30c You don't know where he comes from?
Jn 9:30b Now that is remarkable!
Jn 9:31 We (Ed: Even I) know that God does not listen to sinners,
Jn 9:32 He listens (Ed: but) to the Godly man who does his will. Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind
Jn 9:30d yet
Jn 9:33b this man
Jn 9:30f opened my eyes(Ed: mine).
Jn 9:33d he could(Ed: n't possibly have done that) do nothing
Jn 9:33a If
Jn 9:30e he
Jn 9:33c were not (Ed: didn't come) from God
Jn 9:34a To this they replied (Ed: The Pharisees shouted,)
Jn 9:34c how dare you lecture us!
Jn 9:34b You were steeped in sin at birth!
Jn 9:34d And they
Jn 9:28b hurled insults at him and
Jn 9:34e threw him out (Ed: of the synagogue.)

Jn 9:35c when
Jn 9:35a Jesus heard (Ed: about this,) that they had thrown him out
Jn 9:35d he found (Ed: the man)
Jn 9:35b and
Jn 9:35f he said (Ed: to)
Jn 9:35e him
Jn 9:35g Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
Jn 9:36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
Jn 9:37 Jesus said, "You have (Ed: heard him before and) now (Ed: you've) seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
Jn 9:38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he (Ed: fell to his knees and) worshiped him.


Innocence and Purity

Mt 5:8 (Ed: Jesus often said,) "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."
Mt 21:14b (Ed: Once when he was) at the temple (Ed: in Jerusalem,)
Mt 21:14a The blind and the lame came to him
Mt 21:14c and he healed them.
Mt 21:15d and
Mt 21:15a But when
Mt 21:15e the (Ed: some) children (Ed: who were nearby)
Mt 21:15c saw the wonderful things he did,
Mt 21:15j they (Ed: began running about)
Mt 21:15g in the temple area
Mt 21:15f shouting:
Mt 21:15h "Hosanna to the Son of David!"

Mt 21:15b the chief priests and the teachers of the law
Mt 21:15i they were indignant, (Ed: and)
Mt 21:16b they asked him (Ed: Jesus):
Mt 21:16a "Do you hear what these children are saying?"
Mt 21:16c "Yes," (Ed: he) replied Jesus,
Mt 21:16d Have you never read (Ed: I hear what David wrote):
Mt 21:16e 'From the lips of children and infants, you have (Ed: God has) ordained praise'."
(Ps 8:2a)

Mt 19:13a Then (Ed: Once when Jesus was teaching,)
Mt 19:13c (People) were (also) (bringing) brought (Ed: their)
(Mk 10:13a)
(Lk 18:15a)
Mt 19:13b (babies) (Ed: and) little children (Ed: along)
(Mk 10:13b)
(Lk 18:15b)
Mt 19:13d for (to have) him (Jesus) place his hands on (touch) them
(Mk 10:13c)
(Lk 18:15c)
Mt 19:1e and pray for them.
Mt 19:13f (when) his (the) disciples (saw this, they) rebuked (Ed: began to turn away) those who
(Mk 10:13e) brought them
(Lk 18:15d)
Mt 19:13e But
(Mk 10:13d)
(Lk 18:16a)
Mk 10:14a When Jesus saw this (Ed: them doing it,)
Mk 10:14b he was (Ed: became) indignant.
Mt 19:14a (He) Jesus said (to them:)
(Mk 10:14c)
Mt 19:14b "Let the little children come to me and do not rebuke (hinder) them, for the kingdom of (Mk 10:14d) heaven (God) belongs to such as these."
(Lk 18:16f)
Mk 10:16a And
Mk 10:16b he (Jesus)
(Lk 18:16b)
Lk 18:16c called the children to him
Lk 18:16d and
Mk 10:16c took (Ed: them) the children into his arms.

When he had placed his hands on the children and blessed them, Jesus continued: "Your heavenly Father is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost, and their angels in heaven are always under his watchful eye. So watch yourselves, and see to it that you don't look down on them! For I tell you that whoever welcomes a little child like one of these in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me. And anyone who gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple will most certainly not go unrewarded.

Mt 19:15a When he had
Mt 19:15b placed (put) his hands on them (Ed: children)
(Mk 10:16d)
Mk 10:16e and blessed them,
Mt 19:15c he (Ed: Jesus) (said) went on from there (Ed: continued)
(Lk 18:16e)
Mt 18:14 In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.
Mt 18:10c their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Lk 17:3a So watch yourselves.
Mt 18:10a See that you do not look down on one of these little ones
Mt 18:10b For I tell you that
Mt 18:5b whoever welcomes a little child(ren) like (one of these) this
(Mk 9:37a)
(Lk 9:48b)
Mt 18:5c in my name
(Mk 9:37b)
(Mk 9:41c)
(Lk 9:48c)
Mt 18:5d welcomes me.
(Mk 9:37c)
(Lk 9:48d)
Mk 9:37d and whoever welcomes me does not welcome(s) me but the One who
(Lk 9:48e) sent me.
Mt 10:42a And
(Mt 18:5a)
Mk 9:41a I tell you the truth,
Mt 18:6b if
(Mt 10:42b)
(Mk 9:42b)
Mt 10:42c anyone (who) gives even a cup of cold water to (you) one of these little (Mk 9:41b) ones
Mt 10:42d because
(Mk 9:41d)
Mt 10:42e he is my disciple, he
Mt 10:42f will certainly not lose his reward.
(Mk 9:41f)

Lk 17:1a Jesus said to his disciples:
Mt 18:7b/d the things that cause people to sin must (are bound to) come,
(Lk 17:1b)
Mt 18:6a But
(Mt 18:7e)
(Lk 17:1c)
Mt 18:7a Woe to the world because of
Mt 18:7c Such things
Mk 9:42a And
Mt 18:7f woe to the (that) man (person) through whom they come!"
(Lk 17:1d)
Mt 10:42h I tell you the truth,
Mt 18:6c anyone
(Mk 9:42c)
Mt 18:6d (cause)s one of these little ones
(Mk 9:42d)
(Lk 17:2f)
Mt 18:6e who
(Mk 9:42e)
Mt 18:6f believe in me
(Mk 9:42f)
Mt 18:6g to sin
(Mk 9:42g)
(Lk 17:2g)
Mt 18:6h it would be better (than) for
(Mk 9:42h)
(Lk 17:2a/e)
Mt 18:6i him
(Mk 9:42i)
(Lk 17:2b/f)
Mt 18:6j to have (with) a large millstone hung (tied) around his neck (Mk 9:42j)
(Lk 17:2d)
Mt 18:6k and
Mt 18:6l to be drowned (thrown) in(to) the depths of the sea.
(Mk 9:42l)
(Lk 17:2c)

The Kingdom of God

Mt 13:24a Jesus told them (Ed: spoke often of the kingdom of God, usually comparing it to the world of men with) another parable. (Ed: Once, he said): "The kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven is like a
Mt 13:24d field
Mt 13:24c in his (Ed: which a)
Mt 13:24b man who sowed good (Ed: wheat) seed
Mt 13:25-27a But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went (Ed: stole) away (Ed: in the darkness). When the wheat (Ed: began to) sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good (Ed: must've gotten some bad) seed
Mt 13:27c Where then did the(Ed: re are) weeds come from
Mt 13:27b in (Ed: all over) your field

Mt 13:28-30 'An enemy did this,' he replied. The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up (Ed: then)?' 'No,' he answered (Ed: said), 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up (Ed: some of) the wheat (Ed: sprouts along) with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters First (Ed: to) collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
Mt 13:43b He who has ears, let him hear!

Mt 13:36a Then he left the crowd and went in(Ed: doors) to the house. And again, His disciples came to him and said, '(Ed: Lord,) Explain
Mt 13:36c the (Ed: this) parable of the weeds in the field
Mt 13:36b to us
Mt 13:37a He (Ed: Jesus) answered
Mt 13:38 The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom (Ed: of God) The weeds are the sons of the evil one.
Mt 13:37b The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man.
Mt 13:39a and the enemy who sow(Ed: ed)s them (Ed: bad seed) is (Ed: Satan) the devil. The harvest is
Mt 13:39b the end of the age
(Mt 13:40b)

Mt 13:41a The(Ed: n the) Son of Man will send out
Mt 13:39d the harvesters
Mt 13:39e are (his) angels
(Mt 13:41b)
Mt 13:39c and
Mt 13:40a As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at
Mt 13:41c and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil

Mt 13:42-43a (Ed: And) They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, Then (Ed: while) the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of (Ed: God) their Father.

* * * * *

Lk 17:20a Once, having been asked by (Ed: some of) the Pharisees (Ed: how and) when the kingdom of God would come (Ed: make its appearance)
Mt 25:14a Again (he) (Jesus) (said) (replied)
(Mk 4:30a)
(Lk 17:20b)
Lk 17:21b people (Ed: No one can) say
Lk 17:20c The kingdom of God
Lk 17:21d/f it is
Lk 17:21c Here
Lk 17:21e or There, (Ed: or now or then.)
Lk 17:21a nor will
Lk 17:20d does not (Ed: it be)come with (Ed: apparent through) your careful (Ed: study and) observation
Lk 17:21g The kingdom of God is within you

Mk 4:30b What shall we say the kingdom of God is like? Or what parable shall (Ed: can) we use to describe it?
Mt 25:14b It(Ed: 's) will be like (Ed: the great estates of) a (Ed: wealthy) man (Ed: landowner. He was) going on a (Ed: long) journey,
Mt 25:14d and (Ed: decided to) entrusted (a small portion of his wealth to)
Mt 25:14c his servants
(Lk 19:13c)
Mt 25:14b who (So he) called
(Lk 19:13a)
Lk 19:13f (ten) (Ed: three) (of) them
(Lk 19:13b)
Mt 25:14h (Ed: in) and
(Lk 19:13d)
Mt 25:15b/d he (gave)
(Lk 19:13e)
Mt 25:15m each
Mt 25:15f of
Mt 25:14j them
Mt 25:15g money (ten minas)
(Lk 19:13g)
Mt 25:15n according to his ability.
Mt 25:15e five talents (Ed: gold pieces)
Mt 25:15a To one
Mt 25:15i two talents
Mt 25:15h to another
Mt 25:15j and
Mt 25:15l one talent
Mt 25:15k to another (Ed: the third)
Lk 19:13h 'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'
Mt 25:15o (Ed: And) Then he went (Ed: left them to follow) on his (Ed: instructions on their own) journey.

Mt 25:16a The man who had received the five talents (Ed: gold pieces)
Mt 25:16d and
Mt 25:17b the one with the two talents
Mt 25:16b went at once and put his (Ed: their master's) money
Mt 25:27b on deposit with the bankers
Mt 25:18 But the man who had received the one talent (Ed: gold piece) went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money (Ed: there.)

Mt 25:19a After a long time the master
Mt 25:19d returned
Lk 19:15b (Ed: And) Then he
Mt 25:14g called (sent for)
(Lk 19:15c)
Mt 25:15c his (those) (the) servants
(Mt 25:19c)
(Lk 19:15d)
Lk 19:15e to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it
Mt 25:19e and
(Mt 25:24e)
Mt 25:19f setttle)d (Ed: their) accounts with them.
Mt 25:20a The (first) man (one)
(Lk 19:16a)
Mt 25:20b who had received the five talents (Ed: gold pieces) brought the other five (Ed: him ten)
Mt 25:20d (came and) he said (Ed: saying)
(Lk 19:16b)
Mt 25:20f See,
Mt 25:20c Master (Sir)
(Lk 19:16c)
Mt 25:20e you entrusted me with five talents
Mt 25:26h and
Mt 25:20g I have
Mt 25:16e gained (your mina has earned) five more (ten)
(Mt 25:20h)
(Lk 19:16d)
Mt 25:21a His master replied,
(Lk 19:17b)
Mt 25:21b 'Well done, (my) good and faithful servant!
(Lk 19:17a)
Mt 25:21d Come and share your master's happiness!'
Mt 25:21c (Because) You have been faithful (trustworthy) with (in) a few (very small) things (matter), (Lk 19:17c) I('m) will put(Ed: ting) you in (take) charge of many things (ten) (Ed: of my) (cities) (Ed: estates)

Mt 25:17a So also
(Mt 25:22c)
Mt 25:22d came
(Lk 19:18b)
Mt 25:22a The (second) man
(Lk 19:18a)
Mt 25:22b with (Ed: who'd been given) the two talents (Ed: gold pieces.)
Mt 25:22f (and) he said,
(Lk 19:18c)
Mt 25:22h see,
Mt 25:22e Master (Sir)
(Lk 19:18d)
Mt 25:22g you entrusted me with two talents
Mt 25:22i (Ed: and) I (your mina) have (has)
(Lk 19:18e)
Mt 25:17c gained (earned) two (five) more (Ed: for you)
(Mt 25:22j)
(Lk 19:18f)
Mt 25:23a His master replied (answered) (Ed: said to him as well)
(Lk 19:19a)
Mt 25:23b 'Well done, good and faithful servant!
Mt 25:23d (Ed: You) Come (Ed: here also) and share your master's happiness!
Mt 25:23b (Ed: as) You have been faithful with a few things
Mt 25:23c I will put (Ed: I'm putting) you in (take) charge of many things (five) (Ed: of my) (cities) (Ed: (Lk 19:19b) estates)

Mt 25:24a Then the man (another servant)
(Lk 19:20a)
Mt 25:24b who had received the one talent (Ed: gold piece)
Mt 25:24c came (Ed: to him:) 'Master (Sir),' (and) he said,
(Lk 19:20b)
Mt 25:25b I was afraid
(Lk 19:21a)
Lk 19:21b of you because
Mt 25:24d I knew that
Mt 25:24e you are a hard man
(Lk 19:21c)
Lk 19:21d You take out what you did not put in
Mt 25:24g and
(Lk 19:21e)
Mt 25:24f harvest(reap)ing (gathering) where (what) you have (did) not (sow)n
(Mt 25:24h) (scattered seed)
(Lk 19:21f)
Mt 25:25c and
Mt 25:25a So
Lk 19:20e I (Ed: wrapped)
Mt 25:25f your (mina) talent (Ed: gold piece)
(Lk 19:20d)
(Lk 19:20g)
Lk 19:20i in a piece of cloth
Mt 25:25d (Ed: and) went out and
Mt 25:25e hid (have kept) (laid) it (away)
(Lk 19:20f)
(Lk 19:20h)
Mt 25:25g in the ground.
Mt 25:25h See,
Mt 25:25i here is
(Lk 19:20c)
Mt 25:25j what belongs to you.

Mt 25:26a His master replied,
(Lk 19:22a)
Mt 25:26c So
Mt 25:26d you knew
(Lk 19:22d)
Lk 19:22e did you,
Mt 25:26e that I
(Lk 19:22f)
Lk 19:22g am a hard man
Lk 19:22h taking (Ed: That I take) out what I did not put in,
Mt 25:26g and
(Lk 19:22h)
Mt 25:26f harvest (gather) (reaping) where (what) I have (did) not (scattered seed) (sow)n
(Mt 25:26h)
(Lk 19:22i)
Mt 25:27 Well, (why) then, (didn't) you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so (Lk 19:23) that when I (came back) returned I would (could) have received (collected) it back with interest.
Mt 25:26b 'You wicked, lazy servant (Ed: wretch)!
(Lk 19:22c)
Lk 19:22b I will judge you by your own words!

Lk 19:24a Then he said to those standing by,
Mt 25:30b throw that worthless servant outside (Ed: of here!)
Mt 25:30a And
Mt 25:28 Take (his) the (mina) (Ed: that) talent (Ed: gold piece) (away) from him and give it to the (Lk 19:24b) one who has the (Ed: brought me) ten (minas) talents.
Lk 19:25-26a '(Ed: But) Sir!' they said, 'he (Ed: you have) already has (Ed: given that man) ten (Ed: entire estates)!' He (Ed: The master) replied, 'I tell you that to
Mt 25:29b (everyone who)ever has, (more) will be given, and he will have an abundance
(Lk 19:26b)
Lk 19:26c but as
Mt 25:29a for
(Lk 19:26d)
Mt 25:29c (the one who)ever (has nothing) does not have,
(Lk 19:26e)
Mt 25:29d even what he (Ed: thinks he) has will be taken (away)
(Lk 19:26f)
Mt 25:29e from him.

* * * * *

Mt 20:1a For (Ed: On yet another occasion, Jesus said:) the kingdom of heaven (Ed: God) is like a
Mt 20:1e his vineyard
Mt 20:1c who(Ed: se)
Mt 20:1b landowner
Mt 20:1d went out early in the (Ed: at dawn one) morning to hire men to work in (Ed: pick the grapes.)
Mt 20:2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them out (Ed: off) into his vineyard.
Mt 20:3a (Ed: Later that morning) About the third hour (Ed: nine o'clock), he went out
Mt 20:3c in (Ed: back to) the marketplace
Mt 20:3b and saw others standing (Ed: around)
Mt 20:3d doing nothing.
Mt 20:4a He told them
Mt 20:4c also
Mt 20:4b You
Mt 20:4d go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.'
Mt 20:5a So they went.

Mt 20:5b-7 He went out (Ed: The landowner returned to the marketplace) about the sixth hour (Ed: around noon) and the ninth hour again (Ed: at three o'clock) and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour (Ed: And at 5:00 in the afternoon), he went out (Ed: back) and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing? ''Because no one has (Ed: would) hired us,' they answered. He said to them, '(Ed: Then) You also go (Ed: as well) and work in my vineyard.

Mt 20:8-10a When evening came (Ed: the sun began to set), the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first. The workers who were hired about the eleventh hour (Ed: last) came, and each (Ed: of them) received a denarius. So when those
Mt 20:10c who were hired first (Ed: earlier)
Mt 20:10b came (Ed: forward,)
Mt 20:10d they expected to receive more. But each of them also received a (Ed: one) denarius.

Mt 20:11 When they received it (Ed: saw this), they began to grumble against the landowner.
Mt 20:13b (Ed: And) one of them (Ed: spoke up:)
Mt 20:12 'These men who were hired last worked only one (Ed: an) hour,' they said, 'and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and (Ed: during) the heat of the day.
Mt 20:13a But he (Ed: the owner) answered
Mt 20:13c 'Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn't you agree to work for a denarius?
Mt 20:14b-15 (Ed: And if) I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?
Mt 20:14a Take your pay, and go (Ed: in peace.)

* * * * *

Lk 6:20b (Ed: Once when he was speaking to a crowd of) his disciples, he (Ed: followers, Jesus) said:
Lk 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Lk 6:20c Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Lk 6:24a But
Lk 16:14 The(Ed: re were some in the crowd) Pharisees, who loved money (Ed: worldly things, and when they) heard all this and were sneering at (Ed: ridiculed) Jesus
Lk 6:20a Looking
Lk 16:15b to (at)
(Lk 6:20b)
Lk 16:15c them
Lk 16:15a He (Ed: Jesus) said
Lk 16:15e but (Ed: as for)
Lk 16:15d You are the ones who (Ed: seek to) justify yourselves in the eyes (Ed: world) of men
Lk 16:15g What is (Ed: the things that are) highly valued among men is (Ed: you are) destestable in God's sight.
Lk 16:15f God knows your hearts, (and I tell you)
Lk 6:25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Lk 6:24b woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.

Lk 16:19 (Ed: And he told them this parable: There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen, and lived in luxury every day.
Lk 16:21a and
Lk 16:20c a
Lk 16:20e covered with sores (Ed: sore-covered)
Lk 16:20d beggar named Lazarus,
Lk 16:21b longing to eat
Lk 16:21d Even
Lk 16:21c what fell from the rich man's table,
Lk 16:20b was laid
Lk 16:20a At his gate.
Lk 16:21e (Ed: But) the (Ed: only attention he received was from) dogs (Ed: that) came and licked at his sores.

Lk 16:22-23a The time came when the beggar died, and he was (Ed: the angels) carried (Ed: him) to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried In hell, where he was in torment. he looked up and,
Lk 16:23c far away,
Lk 16:23b saw Abraham
Lk 16:23d-24 with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham! have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

Lk 16:25a But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime
Lk 16:26e you
Lk 16:26g has been fixed
Lk 16:26f a great chasm
Lk 16:26c between us (Ed: yourself and Lazarus)
Lk 16:26h so (Ed: deep) that
Lk 16:26i those who want to (Ed: he can't) go from here to you, nor can anyone (Ed: you) cross over from there to us.
Lk 16:25c but (And)
(Lk 16:26a/d)
Lk 16:26b be(Ed: a)sides (Ed: from) all this (Ed: that,)
Lk 16:25b you received your (Ed: the) good things (Ed: you wanted from life,) while Lazarus received (Ed: only the) bad things.
Lk 16:25e now he is comforted here and you are in agony. (Ed: You made your choice.)

Lk 16:27a He (Ed: The man) (said) answered,
(Lk 16:30c)
Lk 16:27b 'Then I beg you,
Lk 16:27c father (Abraham!)
(Lk 16:30b)
Lk 16:28b I have five brothers
Lk 16:27e to (Ed: still living in our) my father's house.
Lk 16:27d send Lazarus (Ed: to them and)
Lk 16:28c Let him warn them, so that they (Ed: too) will not also come to this place of torment.
Lk 16:28a for (but)
(Lk 16:30d)
Lk 16:30e if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.
Lk 16:30a 'No,'
Lk 16:29a (He) Abraham replied (said to him).
(Lk 16:31a)
Lk 16:29b They (Ed: already) have
Lk 16:29c Moses and the Prophets;
(Lk 16:31c)
Lk 16:29d let them (Ed: your brothers)
Lk 16:29e listen to
(Lk 16:31c)
Lk 16:29f them.
Lk 16:31b If they do not,
Lk 16:31d they will not be convinced even if (Ed: by) someone rise(Ed: n)s from the dead'."

 

Lk 6:39a (Ed: Another time,) He also told them this parable:
Mt 18:23b-33 the kingdom of heaven (Ed: God) is like (Ed: the household of) a king (Ed: master) who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought before him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt. The servant fell on his knees before him. 'Be patient with me (Ed: lord),' he begged, 'and I will pay back everything.' The servant's master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go.

But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him! 'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded. His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back (Ed: as soon as I'm able.' But he refused, (Ed: and) Instead, he went off (Ed: to the magistrate) and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt (Ed: was repaid).

When (Ed: some of) the other servants saw what had happened they were greatly distressed, and went and told their master everything that had happened. Then the master (Ed: immediately) called the servant (Ed: whose debt he had forgiven back before him) in. 'You wicked (Ed: man!) servant,' he said. 'I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn't you have had (Ed: shown the same) mercy on your fellow servant just as (Ed: that) I had on (Ed: showed) you?'
Mt 18:34b (Ed: And) his master
Mt 18:34a In anger(Ed: ily)
Mt 18:34c turned him (Ed: the servant) over to the jailers to be tortured, until
Mt 18:34e all (Ed: that) he owed.
Mt 18:34d he should pay (Ed: was paid) back

Mt 18:35 This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you, unless you forgive your brother from your heart."
Mt 6:14-15 For, if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly (Ed: my) Father will also forgive you (Ed: for sinning against Him). But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will no(Ed: He won')t forgive your sins.
Mt 18:23a Therefore, (Ed: I say to you,)
Lk 17:3b-4 If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him.

Mt 18:21-22 Then (Ed: Afterward,) Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I (Ed: should) forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?" Jesus answered, "(Ed: Peter!) I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times!

* * * * *

Mt 13:31a (Ed: And) He (Ed: Jesus) (also said) told them (still) (Ed: used many) another parable(Ed: s (Mt 13:33a) to describe)
(Mk 4:26a)
Mt 13:31b The kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven
(Mt 13:33b)
(Mt 13:44a)
(Mt 13:45b)
(Mt 13:47b)
Mt 13:31c (It) is like a mustard seed, which
(Mk 4:31a)
Mt 13:32a Though it is the smallest of all your (Ed: the) (seed)s
(Mk 4:31b)
Mt 13:31d a man (you) took and (plant)ed in (the ground) his field.
(Mk 4:31c)
Mt 13:32b yet, when (planted,) it grows it is (and becomes) (Ed: into) the largest of (all) garden plants (Mk 4:32) and (Ed: It) becomes a tree, so (with such) (branches) (so) (big) that the birds of the air (can) come and perch in its (shade) branches.

Mt 13:45c (Ed: it) is like
Mk 4:28b the soil
Mk 4:26d on (Ed: which)
Mk 4:26c A man scatters seed
Mk 4:27a Night and day, whether he sleep(Ed: ing)s or (Ed: waking) gets up, the seed sprouts and grows. though he (Ed: The man) doesn't know how (Ed: but)
Mk 4:28a All by itself
Mk 4:26e the ground.
Mk 4:28c-29a produces grain: first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.
Mk 4:29b As soon as (Ed: The man only knows that when) the grain is ripe,
Mk 4:29d because the (Ed: it's time for the) harvest has come.
Mk 4:29c (Ed: and) he puts the sickle to it

Mt 13:33c (Ed: It) is like (Ed: a small amount of) yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until (Ed: and) it worked all through the dough.

Mt 13:44b (Ed: It) is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy(Ed: fully) went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Mt 13:45a Again
Mk 4:26b This is what the kingdom of God is like
Mt 13:45e (Ed: a) fine pearls
Mt 13:46d of great value
Mt 13:46a When
Mt 13:45d a merchant looking for
Mt 13:46c (Ed: just such a) one
Mt 13:46b he found (Ed: it)
Mt 13:46e he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Mt 13:47a Once again,
Mt 13:47c (Ed: It) is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.
Mt 13:48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.

 

The Law

Jn 8:16d (Ed: Jesus said,) I am not alone: I stand with the Father
Jn 5:30e who sent me.
(Jn 8:16e)
(Jn 12:49d)
Jn 14:31b and
Jn 13:16b (Ed: as) no
Jn 13:16g messenger
Jn 13:16d is
Jn 13:16h greater than the one who sent him,
Jn 12:50b So
Jn 14:28d the Father is greater than I.
Jn 13:16f nor is a
Jn 13:16c servant
Jn 13:16e greater than his master.
Jn 5:30d (Ed: Thus) I seek not to please myself
Jn 5:30e but him (the Father).
(Jn 12:49c)
Jn 12:49b (Ed: Nor do) I did not speak of my own accord
Jn 12:50c whatever I say iswhat the Father has told (commanded) me just (what) to say (and how to (Jn 12:49e) say it).
Jn 14:31d (Ed: And) I do exactly what my Father has commanded me (Ed: to do,)
Mt 5:20a For
(Jn 5:30c)
(Jn 12:49a)
(Jn 14:28c)
Jn 12:50a I know
Jn 12:50b that
(Jn 14:31c)
Jn 12:50c his command(Ed: ments) leads to eternal life

Mt 5:17k but (Ed: So)
Mt 5:17a Do
Mt 5:17b/g not
Mt 5:17c think that I have come to
Mt 5:17d/i abolish
Mt 5:17e the Law or the Prophets
Mt 5:17f I have
Mt 5:17h come to
Mt 5:17l fulfill
Mt 5:17j/m them (the Law)
(Lk 16:17b)
Jn 10:35b and the Scripture(Ed: s) cannot be broken
Mt 5:18a I tell you the truth,
(Jn 13:16a)
Mt 5:18c (it is) (Ed: would be) (easier for) (to) (Ed: make) (heaven and earth disappear, not (than for) (Lk 16:17a) (Ed: to make) the smallest letter, not (Ed: or) the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from (to drop out of) the Law
Mt 5:18b/d until
Mt 5:18e everything is accomplished.

Mt 5:19a Anyone who
Mt 5:19e practices and teaches these command(Ed: ment)s will be called great
Mt 5:19c/f in the kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven,
Mt 5:19d but whoever
Mt 5:19b breaks (Ed: even) one of the least of these commandments (Ed: them) and teaches others to do the same will be called least
Mt 5:20b (Ed: And) I tell you that
Mt 5:20d you will certainly not enter the kingdom of (Ed: God at all) heaven
Mt 5:20c unless your righteousness (Ed: obedience to my Father's commandments) surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law

 

Mt 13:49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous
Mt 13:50 and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Mt 12:43-45a When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.
(Lk 11:24-26)

Later, James and John the sons of Zebedee came with their mother to Jesus and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask." "What is it you want me to do?" Jesus asked. Their mother spoke for them and said, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit at your right and left hands in your kingdom."

"You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to the brothers. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I will be baptized?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Then you will indeed do these things, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."

When the other ten disciples heard about this, they were indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those whom the Gentiles regard as their rulers exercise great authority and lord it over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

"I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken, and by their words they will be acquitted or condemned. In the same way, if you love me, you will obey my commands. He who keeps my word will never see death."

* * * * *

Jesus said, "He who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like the foolish man who built his house on sandy ground without a foundation. As soon as the rains came and the streams rose and the winds and torrent beat against the house, it collapsed with a great crash and was completely destroyed.

"My true disciple is he who holds to my teaching. He who comes to me and hears my words - and puts them into practice - is like the wise man who, when building his house, dug down deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the rains came and the streams rose, the torrent struck and the winds blew and beat against that house. But it could not fall because it had its foundation on the rock."

"Broad is the road and wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and many try to enter through it. But strait is the path and narrow the gate that lead to life, and only a few find them. Be sure that you enter through the narrow gate! If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. If your right hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body - and enter life in the kingdom of God maimed and crippled and with one eye - than for your whole body - with both eyes, and two hands and two feet - to be thrown into hell where 'the fire is never quenched'."

He told the listening crowds, "You must obey these people and do everything they tell you because they sit in Moses' seat. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach."

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you, for this sums up all the Law and the Prophets."

God's Saving Grace

Once, as Jesus was walking with his disciples, a young man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. And he asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" "Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked. "No one is good except God alone, and you know his commandments. If you want to enter life, obey them."

"Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, "Don't murder, steal, commit adultery, give false testimony or defraud. Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself." "Teacher, all these I have kept since I was a boy," the young man declared. When Jesus heard this, he loved him.

But then the young man said, "What do I still lack to be perfect?" Jesus looked at him intently and said to him, "If that's what you want, you lack only one thing. Go and sell your possessions - everything you have - and give the money to the poor. And then, come and follow me." When the young man heard this, his face fell because he had great wealth. And, without a word, he went sadly away.

Jesus looked around at his disciples and said, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God." When the disciples heard this, they were dismayed at his words and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible." The disciples were even more disturbed, but Jesus only repeated, "With man alone, impossible."

Then he said, "But what is impossible with men is possible with God. With God, all things are possible."

Mt 19:16-22;25-26
Mk 10:17-22;24;26-27
Lk 12:33
18:18-23;26-27

As Jesus, Peter, James and John were coming down from the mountain the day after Jesus' transfiguration, they came upon a large crowd gathered around the other disciples, who were arguing with some teachers of the law. As soon as the crowd saw Jesus, they came running to greet him.

"What's this argument all about?" Jesus asked. A man from the crowd came and knelt before him and said, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by an evil spirit. The spirit is with him constantly. It's robbed him of speech and caused him to have terrible seizures, in which he screams and throws himself on the ground, rolling around and foaming at the mouth. Then he gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.

"Lord, this evil spirit is destroying him! It's often thrown him into the fire or the water to kill him. I asked your disciples to drive it out of him, but they couldn't. I beg of you! Have mercy and look at the boy, for he's my only son. Take pity on us both, and help him if you can."

"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Oh, unbelieving and perverse generation! How long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Everything is possible for him who believes!" The boy's father immediately cried out, "Lord, I do believe! Help me if I don't believe enough!"

"Very well," Jesus said. "How long has he been like this?" "Since early childhood," the father replied. "Then bring him to me," said Jesus.

So they brought him and, as he approached and the spirit within him saw Jesus, it threw the boy to the ground in a violent convulsion. Jesus immediately rebuked it, shouting, "You deaf and mute spirit! I command you to come out of him and never enter him again!" With a terrible shriek, the spirit came out of the boy, and he lay on the ground as unmoving as a corpse. The crowd was hushed, and many of the people thought the boy was dead. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet. The boy was able to remain standing on his own strength, and Jesus gave him back to his father, fully healed. Everyone who saw this marveled at what Jesus had done, and was overwhelmed with wonder at God's greatness.

Later, after the crowd had departed and Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples came to him and asked him in private: "Why couldn't we drive out that spirit?" Jesus replied, "Because you have too little faith. The faith needed to drive out so strong a spirit only comes after much prayer and fasting."

Mt 17:14-20
Mk 9:14-29
Lk 9:37-43

One day, as he often did, Jesus went off by himself to pray. When he finished, the disciples came to him and one of them asked, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John the Baptist taught his disciples."

Jesus said to them, "You should pray in this way: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

"And when you pray, don't keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a poisonous snake? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him."

"So ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Turning to his disciples, Jesus said, "Again I tell you, how hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. For no servant can serve two masters; he will either hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Another time, Jesus told his disciples this parable: "There was once a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. He called the manager in and asked him: 'Wha's this I hear about you? You're finished here, and I want a full accounting of your management!'

"The manager said to himself, 'My master is taking away my job! I'm not strong enough to work in the fields and I'm ashamed to beg. What can I do, so that - when I lose my job here - people will still welcome me into their houses. Ah! I know what I'll do!

And he called in each one of his master's debtors. He said to the first, 'Sit down quickly! How much do you owe my master?' 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' the debtor replied. The manager told him, 'Take your bill, and make it four hundred.' Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. The manager told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.' And so on.

"And when the rich man heard of this, he commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. In this respect, the people of this world are more shrewd than are the people of the light in dealing with their own kind. You, too, should use your worldly wealth to gain friends and be welcomed into their dwellings - in eternity!

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with very much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you haven't been trustworthy in handling someone else's worldly property and wealth, how can you be trusted with property and true riches of your own in the kingdom of God?"

Another time, Jesus said, "I tell you, do not worry about tomorrow, for each day has trouble enough of its own and tomorrow will worry about itself. Who of you can add a single hour to his life by worrying about it?

"So don't worry about what you will eat or drink or wear. Life is much more than food and clothes. Oh, you of little faith, look at the birds of the air! They do not sow or reap or store food away in barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them, and are you not much more valuable than they? And see how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his splendor was not dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you?"

"Therefore do not worry about your body, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?', for the pagans chase after all these things. Your heavenly Father knows what you need, so seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be given to you."

Mt 7:12a So
Jn 8:51a I tell you the truth,
Lk 11:46a (Then) Jesus (said) replied,
(Mt 23:1a)
Mt 23:1b to the crowds and to his disciples:
Mt 7:12b in everything,
Mt 7:12c do to others (as) what you would have them do to you,
(Lk 6:31)
Mt 7:12d for this sums up all the Law and the Prophets.

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Lk 12:16 And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
Lk 12:17 He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
Lk 12:18 Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
Lk 12:19 And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry".'
Lk 12:20 But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night, your life will be taken from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself.'
Lk 12:21 This is how it will be with everyone who stores up things for himself, but if not rich toward God.

Mt 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
(Mk 13:31)
(Lk 21:33)

Mt 13:52a He (Ed: Jesus) said to them
Lk 5:39b no one after drinking old wine wants the new (Ed: wine), for he says, 'The old is better.'
Mt 13:52c (Ed: But) every teacher of
Mt 13:52e who has been instructed about (Ed: understands) the kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven
Mt 13:52g as well as
Mt 13:52d the law
Mt 13:52f is like the owner of a house who brings out of (Ed: from) his storeroom (Ed: both) new treasures
Lk 5:39a And
Mt 13:52h old.

Mt 13:52b Therefore
Mt 9:16-17 (Ed: However,) No one (tears) (Ed: cuts) a patch of unshrunk cloth (from a new garment (Mk 2:21-22) and sews it) (Ed: over a tear) on an old (one) garment, for (If he does) (he will have torn)
(Lk 5:36-38) (Ed: ruined) the (a) (new garment and the) patch (new piece) will (not match) (Ed: shrink and) pull away from the (old) garment, making the tear worse. (And) Neither do(es) men (no) (Ed: any)(one) pour(s) new wine into old wineskins. If they (he) do(es) the (new) (wine) will burst (the) skins, the wine will run out and (both the wine and) the wineskins will be ruined. No, they (he) pour(s) new wine (must be poured) into new wineskins, and both (Ed: the new and the old) are preserved."

Mt 5:27a You have heard that it was (Ed: My Father) said
Mt 5:21b to the people long ago,
Mt 5:27b Do (You shall) not commit adultery.
(Ex 20:14)
Mt 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Mt 6:22a The (Your) eye(Ed: s are) is the lamp of the (your) body. If (When) your eyes (Ed: they) are (Lk 11:34a) good,
Mt 6:22b (it) (Ed: they light) your whole body (is) will (also) be full of (completely) light(ed).
(Lk 11:34b)
(Lk 11:36b)
(Lk 11:36d)
Lk 11:36f as when the light of (Ed: though) a lamp shines on (Ed: burns within) you.
Mt 6:23a But (Therefore) if (then) (when)
(Mt 6:23d)
(Lk 11:34c)
(Lk 11:36a)
Mt 6:23b your eyes (they) are bad,
(Lk 11:34d)
Mt 6:23c your whole body will (also) be (is) full of (Ed: plunged into) darkness.
(Lk 11:34e)
Lk 11:35a See to it, then, that
Mt 6:23e the light
(Lk 11:35b)
Lk 11:36c and
Lk 11:35e (no)t (part of it)
(Lk 11:36d)
Mt 6:23h (dark)ness,
(Lk 11:35f)
(Lk 11:36e)
Mt 6:23g is (Ed: enters)
(Lk 11:35d)
Mt 6:23f within (Ed: into) you
(Lk 11:35c)
Mt 6:23i (Ed: For who can say) how great is that darkness (Ed: will become.)

Mt 5:33a Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,
Nu 30:2a When a man makes a vow
Mt 5:33c to the Lord
(Nu 30:2b)
Nu 30:2c or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge
Mt 5:33b Do (he must) not break your oath (his word), but (must) keep the oaths you have made (do everything he said).
Mt 23:16b (Ed: But you've made a game of this simple command.) You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
Mt 23:18 You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath (Ed: is binding).'
Mt 23:17b Which is greater?
(Mt 23:19b)
Mt 23:17c the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
Mt 23:19c the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Mt 5:34b I tell you,
Mt 23:20b he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
Mt 23:21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the One who dwells in it.

Mt 23:20a Therefore, (Ed: I give you a new command)
Mt 5:34c do not swear at all; either
Mt 23:22c by heaven
Mt 5:34e for
Mt 23:22b he who swears
Mt 5:34d by heaven
Mt 23:22d swears by
Mt 23:22e God's throne
(Mt 5:34g)
Mt 23:22f and by the One who sits on it.
Mt 5:35a or
Mt 5:35b by the earth,
Mt 5:35c for
Mt 5:35d it is
(Mt 5:34f)
Mt 5:35e His footstool;
Mt 5:35f or by Jerusalem,
Mt 5:35g for it is the city (Ed: seat) of the Great (Ed: His) King(Ed: dom on earth).
Mt 5:36a And
(Mt 23:22a)
Mt 5:36b-37 do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even (Ed: so much as) one hair (Ed: of it) white or black. Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No', 'No'. Anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

Mt 19:3a Some Pharisees came to him to test him.
Mt 19:3b They asked,
(Mt 19:7b)
Mt 19:7a "Why then,"
Mt 19:3c "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife
Mt 19:7d Moses
Mt 19:7c did
Mt 19:7e command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away
Mt 19:3d for any and every reason?"

Mt 19:8a Jesus (he) replied,
(Mt 19:4b)
Mt 5:31a "It has been said,
Dt 24:1a "If
Mt 5:31b Anyone (a man) who
(Dt 24:1b/d)
Dt 24:1c marries a woman
Dt 24:1f and
Mt 5:31d his wife
Dt 24:1e becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her
Dt 24:1g he
Mt 5:31c/e divorces (must give)(s) (writes) (to) her (it) a certificate of divorce.'
(Dt 24:1h)
Dt 24:1i and sends her from his house
Mt 19:8c But it was not this way from the beginning.
Mt 19:4a "Haven't you read,"
Mt 19:4c "that at the very beginning, the Creator
Mt 19:4d '(He) made (created) them male and female',
(Ge 1:27b)
Mt 19:5a and said,
Mt 19:5b 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to (Ge 2:24) his wife, and the two (they) will become one flesh'?
Mt 19:6 So they are no longer two but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."

Mt 19:8b "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard.
Lk 16:18a (But) (I tell you that) Anyone who divorces his wife (except for marital
(Mt 5:32a) unfaithfulness,)
(Mt 19:9a)
Mt 19:9b and marries another woman commits adultery (and)
(Lk 16:18b)
Mt 5:32a causes her to become an adultress,
Mt 5:32b and anyone (the man) who marries the (a) divorced woman commits
(Lk 16:18c) adultery."

Mt 19:10-11a The disciples said to him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry." Jesus replied,
Mt 19:11f only those to whom it has been given.
Mt 19:11b Not everyone can
Mt 19:12a For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 19:11e but
Mt 19:12b The one who can
Mt 19:12e accept it
Mt 19:12d should
Mt 19:11c accept this
Mt 19:12c accept this
Mt 19:11d word,

Mt 5:21a You have heard that it was said
Mt 5:21c 'Do ("You shall) not murder
(Ex 20:13)
Mt 5:21d and that anyone who murders (strikes a man and kills him) will (shall
(Ex 21:12) surely) be subject to judgement (put to death)
Mt 5:22a But (Again,) I tell you that anyone who is angry with (says to) his brother, (Mt 5:22c) 'Raca', ('You fool!')
(Mt 5:22f)
Mt 5:22b will be (is) subject to judgement (answerable) (in danger).
(Mt 5:22d)
(Mt 5:22g)
Mt 5:22e to the Sanhedrin.
Mt 5:22h of the fires of hell.
Mt 12:36b I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken.
Mt 12:37a For (But)
(Mt 12:36a)
Mt 12:37b/e by your words you will be
Mt 12:37c acquitted,
Mt 12:37d and
Mt 12:37f condemned.

Mt 5:38a You have heard that it was said,
Mt 5:38b 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'
(Ex 21:24)
Mt 5:39a But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.
Lk 6:29a If someone strikes you on one (the right) cheek, turn to him the other also.
(Mt 5:39b)
Lk 6:29b (And) If someone (wants to sue you and take)s your cloak, do not stop
(Mt 5:40) (let) him from taking (have) your tunic (as well).
Mt 5:41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Mt 5:43a "You have heard that it was said,
Mt 5:43b 'Love your neighbor'
(Lv19:18b)
Mt 5:43c and 'Hate your enemy.'
Mt 5:44a But I tell you (who hear me), love your enemies
(Lk 6:27)
Lk 6:27b do good to those who hate you,
Lk 6:28a bless those who curse you,
Mt 5:44b and pray for those who persecute (mistreat) you,
(Lk 6:28b)
Mt 5:45a (and) that you may (will) be sons of your (the) Father in heaven (Most
(Lk 6:35c) High).
Lk 6:35d because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Mt 5:45b He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Mt 5:46a If you love those who love you (them),
(Lk 6:32a)
(Lk 6:32d)
Lk 6:33a And if you do good to those who are good to you,
Mt 5:47a And if you greet your brothers,
Lk 6:34a And if you lend to them from whom you expect(ing) repayment (to be
(Lk 6:34c/e) repaid in full),
Mt 5:46b what reward (credit) will (is that to) you get?
(Lk 6:32b)
(Lk 6:33b)
(Lk 6:34b)
Mt 5:47b what are you doing more than others?
Lk 6:32c (Are (Do) not) Even (pagans) (the tax collectors) (to) 'sinners'
(Lk 6:33c)
(Lk 6:34b)
(Mt 5:46c)
(Mt 5:47c)
(Lk 6:34d)
Mt 5:47d do(ing) that?
(Lk 6:33d)
(Mt 5:46d)
Lk 6:35a But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.
Lk 6:35b Then your reward will be great,

Jn 13:34b I give you:
Jn 13:34a A new command
Jn 15:12a My command
(Jn 15:17c)
Jn 15:12b is
(Jn 15:17b)
Jn 15:12c this:
(Jn 15:17a)
Jn 13:34e you must
Jn 15:12d Love each (one an)other as I have loved you.
(Jn 13:34c)
Jn 13:35d if you
Jn 13:34d so
Jn 13:34f love (each) one an(other)
(Jn 13:35e)
(Jn 15:17d)
Jn 13:35b all men will know
Jn 1 3:35a By this,
Jn 13:35c that you are
Jn 15:8b showing yourself
Jn 15:8c to be
Jn 13:35d my disciples
(Jn 15:8d)

Jn 13:16a I tell you the truth,

Obedience

Jn 8:31a To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said
Mt 7:21a Not everyone who says to me 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven
Mt 7:21b but only he who does the will of
Mt 7:21c my (the) Father
(Jn 12:49g)
Mt 7:21d who is in heaven."
Lk 5:36a (Ed: And) He told them this parable:
Mt 21:28b-30 There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.' 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
Mt 21:28a "What do you think?
Mt 21:31a Which of the two did what his father wanted?"

Mt 21:31b "The first," they answered.
Jn 6:39a And this
Jn 6:40c is
Jn 6:40b my Father's (the) will (of Him)
(Jn 6:39c)
Jn 6:40d that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,
Jn 6:40e and
Jn 6:39e that I shall lose none of all (Ed: those) that he has given me, but
Jn 6:40f I will
Jn 6:39f raise (him) them up at the last day
(Jn 6:40g)

Jn 5:26a For
(Jn 6:40a)
Mt 11:27a All things have been committed to me by my Father.
(Lk 10:22a)
Jn 5:26b as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
Jn 5:21b just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
Jn 5:28a Do not be amazed at this, for
Jn 5:25a I tell you the truth,
Jn 5:25b a time is coming
(Jn 5:28b)
Jn 5:25c and has now come
Jn 5:28c when all
Jn 5:25d the dead
Jn 5:28d who are in their graves
Jn 5:25e will hear (his) the voice
(Jn 5:28e)
Jn 5:25f of the Son of God
Jn 5:25g and those who hear will
Jn 5:29b come out
Jn 5:29a and
Jn 5:25h live.

Jn 5:22a Moreover, the Father judges no one, but
Jn 5:23a that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
Jn 5:27a And
Jn 5:27c because he is the Son of Man.
Jn 5:22b (he) has entrusted (given) all (authority to judge)ment to (him) the Son,
(Jn 5:27b)

Jn 8:26a I have much to say in judgement of you.
Jn 8:16b if I do judge, my decisions are right,
Jn 5:30c and
Jn 5:30d my judgement is just, for
Jn 5:30b I judge only as I hear,
Jn 8:16a But
Jn 8:16c because
Jn 12:47j I did
Jn 12:47l come (Ed: came)
Jn 12:47p to save
Jn 12:47n the world (Ed: and)
Jn 12:47k not
Jn 12:47m to judge
Jn 12:47q it.
Jn 8:15b I pass judgement on no one.

Jn 12:47h I do not judge him
Jn 12:47e but
Jn 12:48a There is a judge
Jn 12:47b for the (one) person who
(Jn 12:48b)
Jn 12:48c rejects me and
Jn 12:47c hears
Jn 12:47d my words
(Jn 12:48e)
Jn 12:47o but
Jn 12:47f does not (accept) keep
(Jn 12:48d)
Jn 12:47g them
Jn 12:48g at the last day.
Jn 12:48f that very word which I spoke will condemn him
Mt 8:11a I say to you that
Mt 16:27b the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.
Jn 5:29c Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.

Mt 8:11b many (People) will come from the east and the west (and north and
(Lk 13:29a) south),
Mt 7:22d on that day,
Mt 8:11c and will
(Lk 13:29b)
Mt 8:11d take their places at the feast
(Lk 13:29c)
(Mt 8:11f) in the kingdom of God (heaven).
(Lk 13:28e)
(Lk 13:29d)
Mt 8:11d with
Mt 8:11e Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
(Lk 13:28c)
Lk 13:28d and all the prophets
Lk 13:26a Then
Mt 7:22a (you) Many
(Lk 13:26b)
Mt 7:22b will say
(Lk 13:26c)
Mt 7:22c to me
Mt 7:22e 'Lord, Lord,
Lk 13:26d We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.
Mt 7:22g/i in your name
Mt 7:22f did we not prophesy
Mt 7:22h and
Mt 7:22j drive out demons and perform many miracles
Mt 7:23a (But) Then I (he) will (reply) tell them plainly,
(Lk 13:27a)
(Mt 8:12a)
Lk 6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
Mt 7:23b 'I never knew (don't know) you (or where you come from). Away from me, (Lk 13:27b) (all) you evildoers!'
Mt 8:12d where (there) will be weeping (there,) and gnashing of teeth."
(Mt 22:13d)
(Mt 25:30e)
(Lk 13:28a)
Lk 13:28b when you see
Mt 8:12b you yourselves (the subjects of the kingdom will be) thrown out(side).
(Lk 13:28f)
Mt 8:12c into the darkness,
(Mt 22:13c)
(Mt 25:30d)

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Mt 13:52a He said to them,
Jn 8:31b If
(Jn 15:14c)
Jn 8:31c you are
(Jn 15:14a)
Jn 8:31d really
Jn 8:31e my (friends) disciples
(Jn 15:14b)
Jn 8:31b you hold to my teaching,
Jn 15:14d you do what I command.
Jn 8:51b if anyone keeps
(Jn 8:52e)
Jn 8:51c my
Jn 8:51d word, he will never see (taste) death
(Jn 8:52g)

Mt 7:26-27 But (the) every(one) who hears these (my) words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his (a) house on (the ground) sand (without a foundation). The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and (The moment the torrent struck that house) it fell (collapsed) with a great crash (and its destruction was complete).
(Lk 6:49)
Mt 7:26-27 But (the) every(one) who hears these (my) words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his (a) house on (the ground) sand (without a foundation). The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and (The moment the torrent struck that house) it fell (collapsed) with a great crash (and its destruction was complete).
(Lk 6:49)
Mt 7:26-27 But (the) every(one) who hears these (my) words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his (a) house on (the ground) sand (without a foundation). The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and (The moment the torrent struck that house) it fell (collapsed) with a great crash (and its destruction was complete).
(Lk 6:49)
Mt 8:12a but
(Lk 13:28e)
Lk 6:47a I will show you what
Mt 7:24d (He) (everyone) is like
(Lk 6:47b)
(Lk 6:48a)
(Mt 7:24b)
Mt 7:24c who (comes to me and) hears these (my) words of mine and puts them into (Lk 6:47c) practice
Lk 6:48b a (wise) man building (who built) a (his) house,
(Mt 7:24e)
Lk 6:48c who dug down deep and laid the foundation
Mt 7:24f on the (a) rock.
(Lk 6:48d)
Mt 7:25a (When) The rain (a flood) came down, the streams rose, (the torrent
(Lk 6:48e) struck) and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet (but) it did (could) not (shake it) fall
Lk 6:48f because it was well built (had its foundation on the rock).
(Mt 7:25b)

Mt 16:27 For
(Jn 5:21a)
(Jn 12:47i)
(Jn 12:49a)
Jn 12:47a As

* * * * *

Lk 15:3 Then Jesus told them this parable:
Lk 15:8-9 suppose (If) a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'
Mt 18:12b-13a Or (Suppose) a man (one of you) owns (has) a hundred sheep, and
(Lk 15:4-5a) (loses) one of them wanders away, will (Does) he not leave the ninety- nine on the hills (in the open country) and go (after) to look for the one (lost sheep) that wandered off (until he finds it)? And if (when) he finds it,
Mt 18:13d he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
Lk 15:5b-6 he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'
Lk 15:7 I tell you that, in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Lk 15:11-12 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

Lk 15:13-16 Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him anything.

Lk 15:17-20a When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my Father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' So he got up and went to his father.

Lk 15:20b-24 But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

Lk 15:25-30 Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

Lk 15:31-32 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found'."

Mt 18:12a "What do you think?
Mt 18:13b I tell you
(Lk 15:10b)
Mt 18:13c the truth,
(Lk 15:10a) in the same way
Lk 15:10c there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents

* * * * *

Mt 12:43-45a When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does (Lk 11:24-26) not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.

Mt 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Mt 5:4 Blessed are (you) those who (weep) mourn (now), for (you) they will
(Lk 6:21b) (laugh) be comforted.
Lk 6:25b Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Lk 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself; 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men - robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Jn 14:31f I love
Jn 14:28f the Father
Jn 14:31h and

Mk 9:47a And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck (gouge) it out (and throw it
(Mt 5:29a) away).
Mk 9:43a (And,) If your (right) hand causes you to sin, cut it off (and throw it away).
(Mt 5:30a)
Mk 9:45a And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.
Mt 5:29b It is better for you
(Mt 5:30b)
(Mk 9:43b)
(Mk 9:45b)
(Mk 9:47b)
Mt 5:29c to lose one part of your body
(Mt 5:30c)
Mk 9:43c to enter life (the kingdom of God) maimed (crippled) (with one eye)
(Mk 9:45c)
(Mk 9:47c)
Mt 5:29d than for your whole body (with) (to have) (two) (hands) (feet) (and) (eyes (Mt 5:30d) and) to be thrown (go) into hell.
(Mk 9:43d)
(Mk 9:45d)
(Mk 9:47d)
Mk 9:48 where 'their (devouring?) worm (decay?) does (will) not die, and (nor will) the(ir) fire is not (be) (Mk 9:43c) quenched (never goes out).'
(Is 66:24)

Mt 7:13b For
Lk 13:24e I tell you
Mt 7:13e broad is the road
Mt 7:13d and
Mt 7:13c wide is the gate
Mt 7:13f that leads to destruction,
Mt 7:13g and many enter through it.
Mt 7:14a But
Mt 7:14b small (narrow)
(Mt 7:14f)
Mt 7:14c is
Mt 7:14g the road
Mt 7:14e and
Mt 7:14d the gate
Mt 7:14h that leads to life,
Mt 7:14i and only a few find it.
Lk 13:24a Make every effort to
Mt 7:13a Enter through the narrow (door) gate.
(Lk 13:24b)
Lk 13:24c because
Lk 13:25a Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door,
Lk 13:24d many,
Lk 13:24f will try to enter and will not be able to.
Lk 13:25b you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'

* * * * *

Jn 15:9b Now
Jn 15:10d just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.
Jn 15:10b you will
Jn 15:9c remain in my love
(Jn 15:10c)
Jn 15:10a If you obey my commandments,
Jn 14:15 If you (Whoever) (he) (the one who) (anyone) love(s) me, (and) you (he) (Jn 14:21a) will obey(s) (them) what I (has my) command(s) (teaching).
(Jn 14:23b)
Jn 14:24a He who
Jn 14:24c will not obey my teaching.
Jn 14:24b does not love me

God's Saving Grace
The Need for Faith, Hope and Love

Mt 19:16a Now
Mk 10:17a As Jesus started on his way,
Mt 19:16b a (certain) man (ruler) came (ran) up to (him) Jesus
(Mk 10:17b)
(Lk 18:18a)
Mk 10:17c and
Mk 10:17d fell on his knees before him.
Mt 19:16c and (he) asked (him),
(Mk 10:17f)
(Lk 18:18b)
Mt 19:16e/d/f good Teacher, what thing must I do to get (inherit) eternal life?"
(Mk 10:17e/g )
(Lk 18:18c)
Mt 19:17a "Why do you ask (call) me about what is good?" Jesus (answered)
(Mk 10:18a) replied. "There is only (No) one who is good.
(Lk 18:19a)
Mk 10:18b except God alone.
(Lk 18:19b)
Mk 10:19a You know
(Lk 18:20a)
Mt 19:17d the commandments
(Mk 10:19b)
(Lk 18:20)
Mt 19:17b If you want to enter life,
Mt 19:17c obey

Mt 19:18a "Which ones?" the man inquired.
Mt 19:18b Jesus replied,
Mt 19:18c-19 Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give (Mk 10:19c) false testimony, (do not defraud,) honor your father and mother,' and
(Lk 18:20b) 'love your neighbor as yourself'."
Mk 10:20a Teacher,
Mt 19:20a "All these I have kept
(Mk 10:20c)
(Lk 18:21a)
Mk 10:20d since I was a boy,"
(Lk 18:21b)
Mk 10:20b he (said) declared
(Lk 18:21c)
Lk 18:22a When Jesus heard this, he
Mk 10:21b loved him.

Mk 10:24b But
Mt 19:21f Then
Mt 19:20b the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
Mt 19:21c to be perfect,
Mt 19:21a Jesus (looked at him and) answered (said to him)
(Mk 10:21a)
(Lk 18:22b)
Mt 19:21b "If you want
Mk 10:21c "One thing you (still) lack,"
(Lk 18:22c)
Mk 10:21d he said.
Mt 19:21d go, sell your possessions (everything you have) and give to the poor, and
(Mk 10:21e)
(Lk 12:33a)
(Lk 18:22d)
Mk 10:21g Then
(Lk 18:22f)
Mt 19:21g come, follow me."
(Mk 10:21h)
(Lk 18:22g)

Mt 19:22a When (he) the young man heard (at) this,
(Mk 10:22a)
(Lk 18:23a)
Mk 10:22b the man's face fell.
Mt 19:22c because he had (was a man of) great wealth
(Mk 10:22d)
(Lk 18:23c)
Mt 19:22b he went away (became very) sad,
(Mk 10:22c)
(Lk 18:23b)
Mk 10:23a Jesus looked
(Lk 18:24a)
Mk 10:23b around
Mt 19:23b (at) to (him) his disciples,
(Mk 10:23d)
(Lk 18:24b)
Mk 10:23c and said
(Lk 18:24c)
Mt 19:24a Again I tell you,
Mk 10:24d Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Mt 19:25a When
Mt 19:25b the (those) disciples (who) heard this,
(Lk 18:26a)
Mt 19:25c they
Mt 19:25d were greatly astonished
Mk 10:24b at his words
Mt 19:25e and
(Mk 10:26b)
Mt 19:25f (said to) asked (each other), "Who then can be saved?"
(Mk 10:26c)
(Lk 18:26b)

Lk 13:23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,

Mt 19:26a Jesus looked at them and said,
(Mk 10:27a)
Mt 19:26b With man this is impossible,
Mk 10:24a The disciples were (even more) amazed
(Mk 10:26a)
Mk 10:24c But Jesus said again,
Mk 10:27b With man this is impossible

Mt 19:23a Then Jesus said
(Mk 10:27c)
Mt 19:26c but
Lk 18:27b "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
Mt 19:26d with God
(Mk 10:27e)
(Mk 10:27g)
Mt 19:26e all things are possible
(Mk 10:27f)

* * * * *

Mk 9:14a (The next day,) When they came (down from the mountain) to the other (Lk 9:37a) disciples,
Mk 9:14b they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
Mt 17:14a As soon as (When) that all the people (a (large) crowd) (they) saw Jesus,
(Mk 9:15a/c) they (met) ran (was running to the scene) (came) to greet him.
(Mk 9:25a)
(Lk 9:37b)
Mk 9:16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
Mt 17:14b A man in the crowd (called out) (approached) answered (Jesus and knelt (Mk 9:17a) before him),
(Lk 9:38a)
Mk 9:17b "Teacher, I brought you my son,
Mk 9:17c who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
Lk 9:39a A spirit siezes him (He has seizures) and (is suffering greatly)
(Mt 17:15b)
Lk 9:39e It scarcely ever leaves him
Mk 9:18a Whenever it seizes him,
Lk 9:39b he suddenly screams;
Mk 9:18b it throws him (He fell) to the ground.
(Mk 9:20c)
Mk 9:20d and rolled around,
Mk 9:18c (so that) He foams (foaming) at the mouth,
(Lk 9:39d)
(Mk 9:20e)
Mk 9:18d gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.
Mt 17:15c He (It has) often falls (thrown him) into the fire or into the water (to kill
(Mk 9:22a) him).
Lk 9:39f and is destroying him.
Mk 9:18b I asked (brought him to) (begged) your disciples to drive (it) out the spirit, (Mt 17:16) but they could not (heal him)."
(Lk 9:40)
Mt 17:15a "(Teacher) Lord, (I beg you to) have mercy (look) on (at) my son, (for he is (Lk 9:38b) my only child.)" he said.
Mk 9:22b But
Mk 9:22d take pity on us and help us."
Mk 9:22c if you can do anything,

Mk 9:23a " 'If you can'?" said Jesus.
Mk 9:19a "O unbelieving (and perverse) generation,"
(Lk 9:41a)
(Mt 17:17a)
Lk 9:41c "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you?
(Mt 17:17c)
(Mk 9:19c)
Mk 9:23b-24 "Everything is possible for him who believes." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

Mk 9:21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
Lk 9:41b Jesus replied,
Lk 9:41d Bring (the boy) your son here (to me)."
(Mk 9:19d)
(Mt 17:17d)
Mk 9:20a So they brought him.
Lk 9:42a Even while the boy was coming,
Mk 9:20b When the spirit saw Jesus,
Mk 9:20c it (the demon) immediately threw (throws) (him) the boy (to the ground) (Lk 9:42b) (in)to a convulsion(s) (convulsed him violently).
(Mk 9:26b)
(Lk 9:39c)
Mk 9:25b he rebuked the evil spirit.
Mk 9:25c "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
Mt 17:18a (But) Jesus rebuked the demon (evil spirit) and it (shrieked) came
(Lk 9:42c) out of (healed) the boy,
(Mk 9:26a/c)
Mk 9:26d The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
Mk 9:27a But Jesus took him by the hand
Mk 9:27b/c and (he) lifted (stood) him (up) to his feet,
Lk 9:42d and gave him back to his father.
Mt 17:18b and he was healed from that moment.
Lk 9:43a And (While) they (everyone) were (was) all
(Lk 9:43c)
Lk 9:43b/d marveling (amazed) (overwhelmed with wonder) at (the greatness of
(Mk 9:15b) God) (and) all that Jesus did

Mk 9:28a After Jesus had gone indoors,
Mk 9:28b-29a (Then) his (the) disciples (came to) him privately (in private) (and) (Mt 17:19-20a) asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" He replied,
Mt 17:20b "Because you have so little faith.
Mk 9:29e only by prayer and fasting."
Mk 9:29c can
Mk 9:29b This kind
Mk 9:29d come out

Lk 22:24 Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
Lk 9:46 (on the way) An argument started among (they) the disciples (had
(Mk 9:34d) argued) as to (about) which of them (who) would be (was) the greatest.
Mk 9:33a They came to Capernaum.
Mk 9:35a Sitting down,
Mk 9:33b When he was in the house,
Mk 9:35b Jesus called the Twelve and
Mk 9:33d asked them,
Mk 9:33e "What were you arguing about on the road?"
Mk 9:34b they kept quiet
Mk 9:34a But
Lk 9:47b knowing their thoughts,
Lk 9:48b he said to them,
(Mk 9:33c)
(Mk 9:35c)
Lk 9:48e he who is least among you all - he is the greatest.
Mk 9:34c because (For) (But)
(Lk 9:48d)
(Mk 10:31a)
(Mt 19:30a)
Mk 9:35d "(Indeed,) If anyone (many) (there are those) (who) wants to be (are) (the) (Mk 10:31b) first, he must (who) (will) be the very last, and (So) the servant (many who (Mt 20:16) are) (last) of all (who) (will be) (first)."
(Mt 19:30b)
(Lk 13:30)

Mt 23:8a But
Mt 23:8b you are not to be called 'Rabbi',
Mt 23:8c for
Mt 23:8d you have only one master and you are all brothers.
Mt 23:9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father', for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
Mt 23:10 Nor are you to be called 'teacher', for you have one teacher, the Christ.
Mt 23:11-12 The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

* * * * *

Mt 20:20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons (James and John) came to (him)
(Mk 10:35a) Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
Mk 10:35b "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."
Mt 20:21 "What is it (do) you want (me to do for you)?" he asked. She (They) said (Mk 10:36-37) (replied), "Grant that (Let) one of (us) these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom (glory)."

Mt 20:22-23 "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you
(Mk 10:38-40) drink the cup I am going to drink (or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with)?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my (the) cup (I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with), but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."

Mk 10:45a For
Lk 22:25b The kings of
Lk 22:25e and those who exercise authority over
Lk 22:25c/f (them) the Gentiles
Lk 22:25d lord it over them
Lk 22:25g call themselves Benefactors.
Mt 20:24-26 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers (Mk 10:41-44) (James and John). Jesus called them together and said, "You know that (those who are regarded as) the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave (of all)

* * * * *

Lk 11:1-2a One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." He said to them,
Lk 11:2b "(This, then, is) When (how) you (should) pray, say:
(Mt 6:9a)
Mt 6:9b-13 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come,
(Lk 11:2c-4) Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us (each) to(day) our daily bread. Forgive us our debts (sins), as (for) we also have (forgive)n (everyone who sins against us) our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

Mt 6:7-8 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Mt 7:9-11 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Mk 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Jn 16:24b Ask and you will receive,
Mt 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Jesus said, "No one after drinking old wine wants new wine, for he says, 'The old is better.' But he who understands the kingdom of God as well as the Law is like the master of a single house, who brings forth new treasures as well as old from his storeroom."

And he told these parables: "No one tears a piece of unshrunk cloth from a new garment and sews it on an old garment. If he does, the patch will not match the old garment and it will shrink and pull away from the tear, making it worse. Neither does anyone pour new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."

"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. The eyes are the lamp of the body. If they are good, they light your whole body as though a lamp shone upon you. But if they are bad, the light within you is dimmed and, soon, your whole body is plunged into darkness. See to it, then, that the light and not the darkness enters into you, for who can say how great that darkness will become?"

"Again, you have heard that it was said long ago, 'Keep the oaths you have made to the Lord, and take care not to break them.' But I tell you, do not swear at all; either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is His footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair of it white or black. Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No', 'No'. Anything beyond this comes from the evil one."

Some Pharisees came to test Jesus on this issue. They asked him, "Why then is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? Moses commanded us that a man may give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away for any reason."

Jesus replied, "It has been said, 'If a man marries a woman and his wife becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, he writes her a certificate of divorce and sends her from his house.' But it was not always this way. Haven't you read that, at the very beginning, the Creator 'made them male and female', and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh'? So they are no longer two, but one. And what God has joined together, man may not separate."

"Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, for any reason other than marital infidelity, commits adultery. If he then marries another woman, he causes her to become an adultress. And any man who marries the divorced woman likewise becomes an adulterer."

Jesus' disciples asked him, "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, isn't it better not to marry?" Jesus replied, "Everyone who can marry, should. But not everyone can, for some are incapable of fulfilling the physical obligations of marriage from birth, or are made that way by men, and still others renounce marriage for spiritual reasons. If these laws apply to you, obey them."

"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not murder,' and that, 'anyone who murders shall surely be put to death.' But again, I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother and speaks contemptuously to him is not only subject to judgement here on earth, but is in danger of the fires of hell."

"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone wants to sue you and take your cloak, let him have your tunic as well. And if someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles."

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor' and 'Hate your enemy.' But I tell all of you who hear me, 'Love your enemies.' Do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; and pray for those who persecute you. Then you will truly be sons of your Father in heaven, who causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good; who sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous; who is kind even to the ungrateful and the wicked."

"For if you love only those who love you, do good only to those who are good to you, greet only your brothers, and lend only to those from whom you expect repayment in full, what credit is that to you? What are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans, tax collectors and other 'sinners' do the same? I say to you, love your enemies! Do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back, and your reward will be great."

The Coming Judgement
The Need to Obey

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "Not everyone who calls me 'Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my heavenly Father." And he told them this parable: "There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.' 'I will not,' the son answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. This son replied, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go."

"What do you think?" Jesus asked. "Which of the two did what his father wanted?" "The first," they answered. "Of course," Jesus said. "And this is my Father's will: That everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and that I shall lose none of all that He has given me but will raise them up at the last day."

"For all things have been committed to me by my Father. As the Father has life in Himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. Just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. Do not be amazed at this for, I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when all the dead who are in their graves will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will come out and live!"

"Moreover, the Father judges no one. But, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father - and because he is also the Son of Man - He has entrusted all authority to judge to the Son. I have much to say in judgement of you and, if I judge, my decisions are right and my judgement is just for I judge only as I hear. But I pass judgement on no one, because I came not to judge the world but to save it."

"I do not judge him, but there is a judge for the person who rejects me and hears my words but does not keep them. On the last day, the very words I have spoken will condemn him! I say to you that the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned."

"People will come from the east and the west and the north and the south on that day to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of heaven with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the prophets. And many will say to me, 'Lord! Lord! We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets. In your name, we prophesied and drove out demons and performed many miracles!' But then I will tell them plainly, 'Why do you call me Lord and do not do what I say? I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!' And there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when they find themselves cast outside into the darkness!"


Then Jesus told them these parables: "Suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. I tell you that she will light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it. And when she finds it, she will call her friends and neighbors together and say, 'Rejoice with me! I have found my lost coin'."

"Or suppose one of you owns a hundred sheep, and that one of them wanders away. Will you not leave the ninety-nine out in the open on the hills and go to look for the one that is lost? And when you find it, will you not be happier about the one sheep that you found than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off? I tell you that you will joyfully put that sheep on your shoulders and carry it home. And you will call your friends and neighbors together and say, 'Rejoice with me! I have found my lost sheep'!"

"I tell you that, in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."

Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So the father divided his property between the two sons."

"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had and set off for a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in the area, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. The young man longed to fill his stomach, even with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything."

"Finally, he came to his senses and said to himself, 'The lowliest of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out from here and go back to my father. And I will say to him: 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you, and am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired men.' So the young man got up from there and made his way home."

"While he was still some distance from the house, the young man's father saw him and was filled with compassion for him. He ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate! For this son of mine was dead and is alive again. He was lost and is found'!"

"And so they began to celebrate. Meanwhile, the older son who had been working in the fields returned. As he came near the house, he heard the sounds of music and dancing, and he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Your brother has come home,' the servant replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in, even though his father went out and pleaded with him. He said to his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him'!"

"The father said, 'My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found'!"

"What do you think?" Jesus asked. "I tell you the truth: In the same way, there is rejoicing in the presence of God among the angels over one sinner who repents."

Mt 9:10-15
Mk 2:15-20
Lk 5:29-35
15:1-2

Mt 12:43-45a When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places (Lk 11:24-26) seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.

 

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus said, "Blessed are the humble, for they will inherit the earth."

And he told them this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray; one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself; 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men - robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get to the temple.' The tax collector stood off by himself some distance away. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner'."

"I tell you that it was the tax collector rather than the Pharisee who went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Mt 5:4-5
Lk 6:21b;25b
18:9-14

Once, as Jesus and his disciples were walking back to Capernaum, an argument started among the disciples as to which of them was the greatest. When they reached Jesus' house, he sat down and called the Twelve. "What were you arguing about on the road?" he asked them.

None of them would say anything but, knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, "The one who wants to be the master of all must be the servant of all, for the last will be first and the first will be last. Therefore, he who is least among you all - he is the greatest."

* * * * *

Later, James and John the sons of Zebedee came with their mother to Jesus and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask." "What is it you want me to do?" Jesus asked. The mother spoke for them and said, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit at your right and left hands in your kingdom."

"You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to the brothers. "Can you drink the cup I am going to drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I will be baptized?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "Then you will indeed do these things, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."

When the other ten disciples heard about this, they were indignant with James and John. Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those whom the Gentiles regard as their rulers exercise great authority and lord it over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

* * * * *

"I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken, and by their words they will be acquitted or condemned."

"In the same way, if you love me, you will obey my commands. He who keeps my word will never see death."

* * * * *

Jesus said, "He who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like the foolish man who built his house on sandy ground without a foundation. As soon as the rains came and the streams rose, and the winds and torrent beat against the house, it collapsed with a great crash and was completely destroyed."

"My true disciple is he who holds to my teaching. He who comes to me and hears my words - and puts them into practice - is like the wise man who, when building his house, dug down deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When the rains came and the streams rose, the torrent struck and the winds blew and beat against that house. But it could not fall because it had its foundation on the rock."

* * * * *

"Broad is the road and wide is the gate that leads to destruction, and many try to enter through it. But strait is the path and narrow the gate that lead to life, and only a few find them. Be sure that you enter through the narrow gate! If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. If your right hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body - and enter life in the kingdom of God maimed and crippled and with one eye - than for your whole body, with both eyes, and two hands and two feet, to be thrown into hell where 'the fire is never quenched'."

He told the listening crowds, "You must obey these people and do everything they tell you because they sit in Moses' seat. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach."

* * * * *

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: "So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you, for this sums up all the Law and the Prophets."

 

Once, when Jesus was traveling with a large crowd, he turned to the people and said: "Suppose someone wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation but then can't afford to build the rest of it, everyone who sees it will laugh at him and say, 'This fool started something he couldn't finish!' Or suppose a king with ten thousand soldiers is about to go to war against another king with twenty thousand. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is capable of opposing the one coming against him? If he isn't, will he not send a delegation to the other king while he is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace?"

"In the same way, I say to you now following me, 'Count the cost!' I require from you everything you have."

Lk 14:25;28-33

God's Saving Grace
The Need for Faith, Hope and Love

Once, as Jesus was walking with his disciples, a young man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. And he asked Jesus, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

"Why do you call me good?" Jesus asked. "No one is good except God alone. You know His commandments. If you want to enter life, obey them."

"Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, "Don't murder, steal, commit adultery, give false testimony or defraud. Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as yourself."

"Teacher, all these I have kept since I was a boy," the young man declared. When Jesus heard this, he loved him.

But then the young man said, "What do I still lack to be perfect?" Jesus looked at him intently and said to him, "If that's what you want, you lack only one thing. Go and sell your possessions - everything you have - and give the money to the poor. And then, come and follow me."

When the young man heard this, his face fell because he had great wealth. And, without a word, he went sadly away. Jesus looked around at his disciples and said, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God."

When the disciples heard this, they were dismayed at his words and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible." The disciples were even more amazed, but Jesus only repeated, "With man alone, impossible."

Then he said, "But what is impossible with men is possible with God. With God, all things are possible."

Mt 19:16-22;25-26
Mk 10:17-22;24;26-27
Lk 12:33
18:18-23;26-27

 

As Jesus, Peter, James and John were coming down from the mountain the day after Jesus' transfiguration, they came upon a large crowd gathered around the other disciples, who were arguing with some teachers of the law. As soon as the crowd saw Jesus, they came running to greet him.

"What's this argument all about?" Jesus asked. A man from the crowd came and knelt before him and said, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by an evil spirit. The spirit is with him constantly. It has robbed him of speech and caused him to have terrible seizures, in which he screams and throws himself on the ground, rolling around and foaming at the mouth. Then he gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid."

"Lord, this evil spirit is destroying him! It has often thrown him into the fire or the water to kill him. I asked your disciples to drive it out of him, but they couldn't. I beg of you! Have mercy and look at the boy, for he's my only son. Take pity on us, and help him if you can."

" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Oh, unbelieving and perverse generation! How long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Everything is possible for him who believes!"

The boy's father immediately cried out, "Lord, I do believe! Help me if I don't believe enough!"

"Very well," Jesus said. "How long has he been like this?" "Since early childhood," the father replied. "Then bring him to me," said Jesus.

So they brought him and, as he approached and the spirit within him saw Jesus, it threw the boy to the ground in a violent convulsion. Jesus immediately rebuked it, shouting, "You deaf and mute spirit! I command you to come out of him and never enter him again!" With a terrible shriek, the spirit came out of the boy, and he lay on the ground as unmoving as a corpse. The crowd was hushed, and many of the people thought the boy was dead. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet. The boy was able to remain standing on his own strength, and Jesus gave him back to his father, fully healed! Everyone who saw this marveled at what Jesus had done, and was overwhelmed with wonder at God's greatness.

Later, after the crowd had departed and Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples came to him and asked him in private, "Why couldn't we drive out that spirit?" Jesus replied, "Because you have too little faith. The faith needed to drive out so strong a spirit only comes after much prayer and fasting."

Mt 17:14-20a
Mk 9:14-29
Lk 9:37-43

One day, as he often did, Jesus went off by himself to pray. When he finished, the disciples came to him and one of them asked, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John the Baptist taught his disciples."

Jesus said to them, "You should pray in this way: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one'."

"And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."

"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a poisonous snake? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him."

"So ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Turning to his disciples, Jesus said, "Again I tell you, how hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. For no servant can serve two masters; he will either hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

* * * * *

Another time, Jesus told his disciples this parable: "There was once a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. He called the manager in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? You are finished here, and I want a full accounting of your management'!"

"The manager said to himself, 'My master is taking away my job; I'm ashamed to beg and I'm not strong enough to work in the fields. What can I do so that, when I lose my job here, people will still welcome me into their houses. Ah! I know what I'll do!' And he called in each one of his master's debtors. He said to the first, 'Sit down quickly! How much do you owe my master?' 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' the debtor replied. The manager told him, 'Take your bill, and make it four hundred.' Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. The manager told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.' And so on."

"When the rich man heard of this, what do you suppose he did? He commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness! And, in this respect, the people of this world are more shrewd than are the people of the light in dealing with their own kind. You, too, should use your worldly wealth to gain friends and be welcomed into their dwellings - in eternity!"

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with very much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling someone else's worldly property and wealth, how can you be trusted with property and true riches of your own in the kingdom of God?"

* * * * *

Another time, Jesus said, "I tell you, do not worry about tomorrow, for each day has trouble enough of its own and tomorrow will worry about itself. Who of you can add a single hour to his life by worrying about it?"

"So don't worry about what you will eat or drink or wear. Life is much more than food and clothes. Oh, you of little faith, look at the birds of the air! They do not sow or reap or store food away in barns. Yet your heavenly Father feeds them, and are you not much more valuable than they? And see how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin, yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his splendor was not dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you?"

"Therefore do not worry about your body, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?', for the pagans chase after all these things. Your heavenly Father knows what you need, so seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be given to you."

God's Law Explained: The Need to Understand

Jn 8:31b Jesus said
Jn 8:16d I am not alone; I stand with the Father,
Jn 5:30g who sent me.
(Jn 6:38g)
(Jn 6:39d)
(Jn 8:16e)
(Jn 12:49h)
(Jn 14:24e)
Jn 13:16b no
Jn 13:16e messenger
Jn 6:39b is
Jn 13:16f greater than the one who sent him.
Jn 13:16d nor is a
Jn 13:16c servant is greater than his master,
Mt 15:6b Thus
Mk 7:13a Thus
Jn 14:31k my Father
Jn 14:28g is greater than I.
Mt 7:24a Therefore
Jn 5:30f I seek
Jn 5:30h to please
Jn 5:30g not
Jn 5:30i myself but him
Jn 14:10c The(se) words I say to you (hear)
(Jn 14:24b)
Jn 14:10d/f are not my own;
(Jn 14:24c)
Jn 12:49c but
Jn 14:24d they belong to the Father
Jn 12:50d the Father
Jn 12:50h has told me
Jn 14:10e just
Jn 12:49f what to say and how to say it.

Jn 14:31j I do exactly what
Mt 7:21b my Father who is in heaven
Jn 14:31l has commanded me
Jn 6:38c/e to do
Jn 6:38b not
Jn 6:38d my will but
Jn 6:38f the will of Him
Mk 7:10c and
Jn 12:50d I say
Jn 12:50f just what
Jn 14:31g the Father
Jn 12:49e commanded me
Jn 12:50i to say
Mt 5:20a For
Jn 12:50b His command leads to eternal life.

But do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets: I have come to fulfill them.

Mt 5:17k but
Mt 5:17a Do
Mt 5:17b/g not
Mt 5:17c think that I have come to
Mt 5:17d/i abolish
Mt 5:17e the Law or the Prophets
Mt 5:17f I have
Mt 5:17h come to
Mt 5:17l fulfill
Mt 5:17jm them
Mt 5:18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
Jn 10:35e the Scripture cannot be broken
Lk 16:17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.

Mt 5:19a Anyone who
Mt 5:19e practices and teaches these commands will be called great
Mt 5:19c/f in the kingdom of heaven,
Mt 5:19d but whoever
Mt 5:19b breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least
Mk 7:9a And
Mt 5:20b I tell you that
Mt 5:20d you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Mt 5:20c unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law

Jn 7:28a Then Jesus
Mk 7:9b he said to them
Lk 11:42a Woe to you
(Lk 11:46b/d)
Lk 11:42b Pharisees (experts in the law), because
(Lk 11:46c/f)
Mt 15:3b you break (nullify) (have let go of) (have a fine way of setting aside) the (Mt 15:6c) command(s) (word) of God for the sake of (and are holding on to) (in
(Mk 7:8) order to observe) (by) your (own) (the) tradition(s) (of men) (that you have (Mk 7:9c) handed down)
(Mk 7:13b)
Mt 15:7 Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you
(Mk 7:6b)
Mt 15:8-9 These people (come near me with their mouth and) honor me with their lips, but their
(Mk 7:6e-7) hearts are far from me. They (their) worship (of) me (is) in vain (Ed: for) their teachings are (Is 29:13) (is) but (only of) rules taught (made up) by men

Mt 15:4a For God (Moses) said,
(Mk 7:10a)
Mt 15:4b 'Honor your father and mother'
(Mk 7:10b)
(Ex 20:12a)
(Dt 5:16a)
Mt 15:4c and
Mt 15:4d '(If) Anyone who curses his father or mother (he) must be put to death'
(Mk 7:10d)
(Ex 21:17)
(Lv 20:9)
Mt 15:5-6a But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you (Mk 7:11-12) might have received from me is (Corban' that is,) a gift devoted to God,' (then) he is not (you no longer let him) to 'honor (do anything for) his father (or mother)' with it.

Mt 23:24b You strain out a gnat, but swallow a camel.
Mt 23:23c You give (God) a tenth of your spices - mint, dill (rue) and cummin (all
(Lk 11:42c) other kinds of garden herbs). But you have (neglect)ed the more important matters of the law - justice, mercy and (the love of God) faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting (leaving) the former (undone).
Mk 7:13c And you do many things like that."
Mt 23:4 They (you) tie up heavy (load)s (people down with) (burdens) (they can (Lk 11:46g) hardly carry) and put them on men's shoulders, but (and) they (you) themselves (yourselves) are (will) not willing to lift a (one) finger to (help) move them.
Mt 9:13a But (If you had known) go and learn what this (these words mean)s:
(Mt 12:7a)
Mt 12:7b '(For) I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'
(Mt 9:13b)
(Ho 6:6a)
Mt 12:7c you would not have condemned the innocent.

Mt 7:12a So
Jn 8:51a I tell you the truth,
Lk 11:46a (Then) Jesus (said) replied,
(Mt 23:1a)
Mt 23:1b to the crowds and to his disciples:
Mt 7:12b in everything,
Mt 7:12c do to others (as) what you would have them do to you,
(Lk 6:31)
Mt 7:12d for this sums up all the Law and the Prophets.

* * * * *

Mt 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
(Mk 13:31)
(Lk 21:33)
Lk 5:39c after drinking old wine
Lk 5:39b no one
Lk 5:39d wants the new
Lk 5:39f wine
Lk 5:39e for he says, 'The old
Lk 5:39g is better'
Mt 5:34a but
(Jn 14:31a)
Mt 13:52c every teacher
Mt 13:52f who has been instructed
Mt 13:52d of (about)
(Mt 13:52g)
Mt 13:52h the kingdom of heaven
Lk 5:39a And
Mt 13:52e the law
Mt 13:52i is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as the old.
Mt 9:16 No one (tears)a patch of unshrunk cloth (from a new garment and sews (Mk 2:21) it) on an old (one) garment, for (If he does) (he will have torn) the (a)
(Lk 5:36e) (new garment and the) patch (new piece) will (not match) pull away from the (old) garment, making the tear worse.
Mt 9:17a (And) Neither do men (no one) pour(s) new wine into old wineskins. If
(Mk 2:22a) they (he) do(es) the (new) (wine) will burst (the) skins, the wine will run (Lk 5:37) out and (both the wine and) the wineskins will be ruined.
Mt 9:17b No, they (he) pour(s) new wine (must be poured) into new wineskins, and (Mk 2:22b) both are preserved."
(Lk 5:38)

Mt 5:27a You have heard that it was said,
Mt 5:21b to the people long ago,
Mt 5:27b 'Do ("You shall) not commit adultery.'
(Ex 20:14)
Mt 5:28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Mt 6:22a The (Your) eye is the lamp of the (your) body. If (When) your eyes are
(Lk 11:34a) good,
Mt 6:22b (it) your whole body (is) will (also) be full of (completely) light(ed).
(Lk 11:34b)
(Lk 11:36b)
(Lk 11:36d)
Lk 11:36f as when the light of a lamp shines on you.
Mt 6:23a But (Therefore) if (then) (when)
(Mt 6:23d)
(Lk 11:34c)
(Lk 11:36a)
Mt 6:23b your eyes (they) are bad,
(Lk 11:34d)
Mt 6:23c your whole body will (also) be (is) full of darkness.
(Lk 11:34e)
Lk 11:35a See to it, then, that
Mt 6:23e the light
(Lk 11:35b)
Lk 11:36c and
Lk 11:35e (no)t (part of it)
(Lk 11:36d)
Mt 6:23h (dark)ness,
(Lk 11:35f)
(Lk 11:36e)
Mt 6:23g is
(Lk 11:35d)
Mt 6:23f within you
(Lk 11:35c)
Mt 6:23i how great is that darkness!

Mt 13:52b Therefore

Mt 5:33a Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,
Nu 30:2a When
Mt 5:33f you (a man) have made (makes)
(Nu 30:2b)
Nu 30:2h by
Nu 30:2c a vow
Mt 5:33g to the Lord
(Nu 30:2d)
Nu 30:2e or takes
Nu 30:2f/i (a)n (pledge) oath
Nu 30:2g to obligate himself
Nu 30:2j he must
Mt 5:33b 'Do
Mt 5:33c/e (keep) not break (his) your (the) oath(s) (word),
(Nu 30:2b)
Mt 5:33d but
(Nu 30:2c)
Nu 30:2d must do everything he said.

Mt 23:16b You say,
Mt 23:18b 'if anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.'
Mt 5:17j but
Mt 23:19b Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
Mt 23:20b he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
Mt 23:18a You also say,
Mt 23:16c 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
Mt 23:17b Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
Mt 23:21b he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.

Mt 23:20a Therefore,
Mt 5:34b I tell you, do not swear at all;
Mt 5:34c either
Mt 23:22c by heaven
Mt 5:34e for
Mt 23:22b he who swears
Mt 5:34d by heaven
Mt 23:22d swears by
Mt 23:22e God's throne
(Mt 5:34g)
Mt 23:22f and by the one who sits on it.
Mt 5:35a or
Mt 5:35b by the earth,
Mt 5:35c for
Mt 5:35d it is
(Mt 5:34f)
Mt 5:35e His footstool;
Mt 5:35f or by Jerusalem,
Mt 5:35g for it is the city of the Great King.
Mt 5:36a And
(Mt 23:22a)
Mt 5:36b do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black.
Mt 5:37 Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No', 'No'. Anything beyond this comes from the evil one.

Mt 5:21a You have heard that it was said
Mt 5:21c 'Do ("You shall) not murder
(Ex 20:13)
Mt 5:21d and that anyone who murders (strikes a man and kills him) will (shall
(Ex 21:12) surely) be subject to judgement (put to death)
Mt 5:22a But (Again,) I tell you that anyone who is angry with (says to) his brother, (Mt 5:22c) 'Raca', ('You fool!')
(Mt 5:22f)
Mt 5:22b will be (is) subject to judgement (answerable) (in danger).
(Mt 5:22d)
(Mt 5:22g)
Mt 5:22e to the Sanhedrin.
Mt 5:22h of the fires of hell.
Mt 12:36b I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken.
Mt 12:37a For (But)
(Mt 12:36a)
Mt 12:37b/e by your words you will be
Mt 12:37c acquitted,
Mt 12:37d and
Mt 12:37f condemned.

Mt 5:38a You have heard that it was said,
Mt 5:38b 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'
(Ex 21:24)
Mt 5:39a But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.
Lk 6:29a If someone strikes you on one (the right) cheek, turn to him the other also.
(Mt 5:39b)
Lk 6:29b (And) If someone (wants to sue you and take)s your cloak, do not stop
(Mt 5:40) (let) him from taking (have) your tunic (as well).
Mt 5:41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Mt 5:43a "You have heard that it was said,
Mt 5:43b 'Love your neighbor'
(Lv19:18b)
Mt 5:43c and 'Hate your enemy.'
Mt 5:44a But I tell you (who hear me), love your enemies
(Lk 6:27)
Lk 6:27b do good to those who hate you,
Lk 6:28a bless those who curse you,
Mt 5:44b and pray for those who persecute (mistreat) you,
(Lk 6:28b)
Mt 5:45a (and) that you may (will) be sons of your (the) Father in heaven (Most
(Lk 6:35c) High).
Lk 6:35d because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
Mt 5:45b He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends the rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Mt 5:46a If you love those who love you (them),
(Lk 6:32a)
(Lk 6:32d)
Lk 6:33a And if you do good to those who are good to you,
Mt 5:47a And if you greet your brothers,
Lk 6:34a And if you lend to them from whom you expect(ing) repayment (to be
(Lk 6:34c/e) repaid in full),
Mt 5:46b what reward (credit) will (is that to) you get?
(Lk 6:32b)
(Lk 6:33b)
(Lk 6:34b)
Mt 5:47b what are you doing more than others?
Lk 6:32c (Are (Do) not) Even (pagans) (the tax collectors) (to) 'sinners'
(Lk 6:33c)
(Lk 6:34b)
(Mt 5:46c)
(Mt 5:47c)
(Lk 6:34d)
Mt 5:47d do(ing) that?
(Lk 6:33d)
(Mt 5:46d)
Lk 6:35a But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.
Lk 6:35b Then your reward will be great,

Jn 13:34b I give you:
Jn 13:34a A new command
Jn 15:12a My command
(Jn 15:17c)
Jn 15:12b is
(Jn 15:17b)
Jn 15:12c this:
(Jn 15:17a)
Jn 13:34e you must
Jn 15:12d Love each (one an)other as I have loved you.
(Jn 13:34c)
Jn 13:35d if you
Jn 13:34d so
Jn 13:34f love (each) one an(other)
(Jn 13:35e)
(Jn 15:17d)
Jn 13:35b all men will know
Jn 1 3:35a By this,
Jn 13:35c that you are
Jn 15:8b showing yourself
Jn 15:8c to be
Jn 13:35d my disciples
(Jn 15:8d)

Jn 13:16a I tell you the truth,

The Coming Judgement
The Need to Obey

Jn 8:31a To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said
Mt 7:21a Not everyone who says to me 'Lord! Lord!' will enter the kingdom of (Ed: God) heaven
Mt 7:21b but only he who does the will of
Mt 7:21c my (the) Father
(Jn 12:49g)
Mt 7:21d who is in heaven."
Lk 5:36a (Ed: And) He told them this parable:
Mt 21:28b-30 There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.' 'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
Mt 21:28a "What do you think?
Mt 21:31a Which of the two did what his father wanted?"

Mt 21:31b "The first," they answered.
Jn 6:39a And this
Jn 6:40c is
Jn 6:40b my Father's (the) will (of Him)
(Jn 6:39c)
Jn 6:40d that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life,
Jn 6:40e and
Jn 6:39e that I shall lose none of all (Ed: those) that he has given me, but
Jn 6:40f I will
Jn 6:39f raise (him) them up at the last day
(Jn 6:40g)

Jn 5:26a For
(Jn 6:40a)
Mt 11:27a All things have been committed to me by my Father.
(Lk 10:22a)
Jn 5:26b as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.
Jn 5:21b just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
Jn 5:28a Do not be amazed at this, for
Jn 5:25a I tell you the truth,
Jn 5:25b a time is coming
(Jn 5:28b)
Jn 5:25c and has now come
Jn 5:28c when all
Jn 5:25d the dead
Jn 5:28d who are in their graves
Jn 5:25e will hear (his) the voice
(Jn 5:28e)
Jn 5:25f of the Son of God
Jn 5:25g and those who hear will
Jn 5:29b come out
Jn 5:29a and
Jn 5:25h live.

Jn 5:22a Moreover, the Father judges no one, but
Jn 5:23a that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
Jn 5:27a And
Jn 5:27c because he is the Son of Man.
Jn 5:22b (he) has entrusted (given) all (authority to judge)ment to (him) the Son,
(Jn 5:27b)

Jn 8:26a I have much to say in judgement of you.
Jn 8:16b if I do judge, my decisions are right,
Jn 5:30c and
Jn 5:30d my judgement is just, for
Jn 5:30b I judge only as I hear,
Jn 8:16a But
Jn 8:16c because
Jn 12:47j I did
Jn 12:47l come (Ed: came)
Jn 12:47p to save
Jn 12:47n the world (Ed: and)
Jn 12:47k not
Jn 12:47m to judge
Jn 12:47q it.
Jn 8:15b I pass judgement on no one.

Jn 12:47h I do not judge him
Jn 12:47e but
Jn 12:48a There is a judge
Jn 12:47b for the (one) person who
(Jn 12:48b)
Jn 12:48c rejects me and
Jn 12:47c hears
Jn 12:47d my words
(Jn 12:48e)
Jn 12:47o but
Jn 12:47f does not (accept) keep
(Jn 12:48d)
Jn 12:47g them
Jn 12:48g at the last day.
Jn 12:48f that very word which I spoke will condemn him
Mt 8:11a I say to you that
Mt 16:27b the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done.
Jn 5:29c Those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.

Mt 8:11b many (People) will come from the east and the west (and north and
(Lk 13:29a) south),
Mt 7:22d on that day,
Mt 8:11c and will
(Lk 13:29b)
Mt 8:11d take their places at the feast
(Lk 13:29c)
(Mt 8:11f) in the kingdom of God (heaven).
(Lk 13:28e)
(Lk 13:29d)
Mt 8:11d with
Mt 8:11e Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
(Lk 13:28c)
Lk 13:28d and all the prophets
Lk 13:26a Then
Mt 7:22a (you) Many
(Lk 13:26b)
Mt 7:22b will say
(Lk 13:26c)
Mt 7:22c to me
Mt 7:22e 'Lord, Lord,
Lk 13:26d We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.
Mt 7:22g/i in your name
Mt 7:22f did we not prophesy
Mt 7:22h and
Mt 7:22j drive out demons and perform many miracles
Mt 7:23a (But) Then I (he) will (reply) tell them plainly,
(Lk 13:27a)
(Mt 8:12a)
Lk 6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
Mt 7:23b 'I never knew (don't know) you (or where you come from). Away from me, (Lk 13:27b) (all) you evildoers!'
Mt 8:12d where (there) will be weeping (there,) and gnashing of teeth."
(Mt 22:13d)
(Mt 25:30e)
(Lk 13:28a)
Lk 13:28b when you see
Mt 8:12b you yourselves (the subjects of the kingdom will be) thrown out(side).
(Lk 13:28f)
Mt 8:12c into the darkness,
(Mt 22:13c)
(Mt 25:30d)

* * * * *

Mt 13:52a He said to them,
Jn 8:31b If
(Jn 15:14c)
Jn 8:31c you are
(Jn 15:14a)
Jn 8:31d really
Jn 8:31e my (friends) disciples
(Jn 15:14b)
Jn 8:31b you hold to my teaching,
Jn 15:14d you do what I command.
Jn 8:51b if anyone keeps
(Jn 8:52e)
Jn 8:51c my
Jn 8:51d word, he will never see (taste) death.
(Jn 8:52g)

Mt 7:26-27 But (the) every(one) who hears these (my) words of mine and does not (Lk 6:49) put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his (a) house on (the ground) sand (without a foundation). The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and (The moment the torrent struck that house) it fell (collapsed) with a great crash (and its destruction was complete).

Mt 8:12a but
(Lk 13:28e)
Lk 6:47a I will show you what
Mt 7:24d (He) (everyone) is like
(Lk 6:47b)
(Lk 6:48a)
(Mt 7:24b)
Mt 7:24c who (comes to me and) hears these (my) words of mine and puts them (Lk 6:47c) into practice
Lk 6:48b a (wise) man building (who built) a (his) house,
(Mt 7:24e)
Lk 6:48c who dug down deep and laid the foundation
Mt 7:24f on the (a) rock.
(Lk 6:48d)
Mt 7:25a (When) The rain (a flood) came down, the streams rose, (the torrent
(Lk 6:48e) struck) and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet (but) it did (could) not (shake it) fall
Lk 6:48f because it was well built (had its foundation on the rock).
(Mt 7:25b)

Mt 16:27 For
(Jn 5:21a)
(Jn 12:47i)
(Jn 12:49a)
Jn 12:47a As

* * * * *

Humility

Lk 15:3 Then Jesus told them this parable:
Lk 15:8-9 suppose (If) a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'
Mt 18:12b-13a Or (Suppose) a man (one of you) owns (has) a hundred sheep, and
(Lk 15:4-5a) (loses) one of them wanders away, will (Does) he not leave the ninety- nine on the hills (in the open country) and go (after) to look for the one (lost sheep) that wandered off (until he finds it)? And if (when) he finds it,
Mt 18:13d he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.
Lk 15:5b-6 he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.'
Lk 15:7 I tell you that, in the same way, there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Lk 15:11-12 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

Lk 15:13-16 Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him anything.

Lk 15:17-20a When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my Father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' So he got up and went to his father.

Lk 15:20b-24 But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

Lk 15:25-30 Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

Lk 15:31-32 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found'."

Mt 18:12a "What do you think?
Mt 18:13b I tell you
(Lk 15:10b)
Mt 18:13c the truth,
(Lk 15:10a) in the same way
Lk 15:10c there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents

* * * * *

Mt 12:43-45a When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. (Lk 11:24-26)

Mt 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Mt 5:4 Blessed are those who (weep) mourn (now), for (you) they will
(Lk 6:21b) (laugh) be comforted.
Lk 6:25b Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Lk 18:9-13 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself; 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men - robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

Lk 18:14 I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

* * * * *

Jn 14:31f I love
Jn 14:28f the Father
Jn 14:31h and

Mk 9:47a And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck (gouge) it out (and throw it
(Mt 5:29a) away).
Mk 9:43a (And,) If your (right) hand causes you to sin, cut it off (and throw it away).
(Mt 5:30a)
Mk 9:45a And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.
Mt 5:29b It is better for you
(Mt 5:30b)
(Mk 9:43b)
(Mk 9:45b)
(Mk 9:47b)
Mt 5:29c to lose one part of your body
(Mt 5:30c)
Mk 9:43c to enter life (the kingdom of God) maimed (crippled) (with one eye)
(Mk 9:45c)
(Mk 9:47c)
Mt 5:29d than for your whole body (with) (to have) (two) (hands) (feet) (and) (eyes (Mt 5:30d) and) to be thrown (go) into hell.
(Mk 9:43d)
(Mk 9:45d)
(Mk 9:47d)
Mk 9:48 where 'their worm does (will) not die, and (nor will) the(ir) fire is not (be) (Mk 9:43c) quenched (never goes out).'
(Is 66:24)

Mt 7:13b For
Lk 13:24e I tell you
Mt 7:13e broad is the road
Mt 7:13d and
Mt 7:13c wide is the gate
Mt 7:13f that leads to destruction,
Mt 7:13g and many enter through it.
Mt 7:14a But
Mt 7:14b small (narrow)
(Mt 7:14f)
Mt 7:14c is
Mt 7:14g the road
Mt 7:14e and
Mt 7:14d the gate
Mt 7:14h that leads to life,
Mt 7:14i and only a few find it.
Lk 13:24a Make every effort to
Mt 7:13a Enter through the narrow (door) gate.
(Lk 13:24b)
Lk 13:24c because
Lk 13:25a Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door,
Lk 13:24d many,
Lk 13:24f will try to enter and will not be able to.
Lk 13:25b you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'

* * * * *

Jn 15:9b Now
Jn 15:10d just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.
Jn 15:10b you will
Jn 15:9c remain in my love
(Jn 15:10c)
Jn 15:10a If you obey my commandments,
Jn 14:15 If you (Whoever) (he) (the one who) (anyone) love(s) me, (and) you (he) (Jn 14:21a) will obey(s) (them) what I (has my) command(s) (teaching).
(Jn 14:23b)
Jn 14:24a He who
Jn 14:24c will not obey my teaching.
Jn 14:24b does not love me

God's Saving Grace
The Need for Faith, Hope and Love

Mt 19:16a Now
Mk 10:17a As Jesus started on his way,
Mt 19:16b a (certain) man (ruler) came (ran) up to (him) Jesus
(Mk 10:17b)
(Lk 18:18a)
Mk 10:17c and
Mk 10:17d fell on his knees before him.
Mt 19:16c and (he) asked (him),
(Mk 10:17f)
(Lk 18:18b)
Mt 19:16e/d/f good Teacher, what thing must I do to get (inherit) eternal life?"
(Mk 10:17e/g )
(Lk 18:18c)
Mt 19:17a "Why do you ask (call) me about what is good?" Jesus (answered)
(Mk 10:18a) replied. "There is only (No) one who is good.
(Lk 18:19a)
Mk 10:18b except God alone.
(Lk 18:19b)
Mk 10:19a You know
(Lk 18:20a)
Mt 19:17d the commandments
(Mk 10:19b)
(Lk 18:20)
Mt 19:17b If you want to enter life,
Mt 19:17c obey

Mt 19:18a "Which ones?" the man inquired.
Mt 19:18b Jesus replied,
Mt 19:18c-19 Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give (Mk 10:19c) false testimony, (do not defraud,) honor your father and mother,' and
(Lk 18:20b) 'love your neighbor as yourself'."
Mk 10:20a Teacher,
Mt 19:20a "All these I have kept
(Mk 10:20c)
(Lk 18:21a)
Mk 10:20d since I was a boy,"
(Lk 18:21b)
Mk 10:20b he (said) declared
(Lk 18:21c)
Lk 18:22a When Jesus heard this, he
Mk 10:21b loved him.

Mk 10:24b But
Mt 19:21f Then
Mt 19:20b the young man said. "What do I still lack?"
Mt 19:21c to be perfect,
Mt 19:21a Jesus (looked at him and) answered (said to him)
(Mk 10:21a)
(Lk 18:22b)
Mt 19:21b "If you want
Mk 10:21c "One thing you (still) lack,"
(Lk 18:22c)
Mk 10:21d he said.
Mt 19:21d go, sell your possessions (everything you have) and give to the poor, and
(Mk 10:21e)
(Lk 12:33a)
(Lk 18:22d)
Mk 10:21g Then
(Lk 18:22f)
Mt 19:21g come, follow me."
(Mk 10:21h)
(Lk 18:22g)

Mt 19:22a When (he) the young man heard (at) this,
(Mk 10:22a)
(Lk 18:23a)
Mk 10:22b the man's face fell.
Mt 19:22c because he had (was a man of) great wealth
(Mk 10:22d)
(Lk 18:23c)
Mt 19:22b he went away (became very) sad,
(Mk 10:22c)
(Lk 18:23b)
Mk 10:23a Jesus looked
(Lk 18:24a)
Mk 10:23b around
Mt 19:23b (at) to (him) his disciples,
(Mk 10:23d)
(Lk 18:24b)
Mk 10:23c and said
(Lk 18:24c)
Mt 19:24a Again I tell you,
Mk 10:24d Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Mt 19:25a When
Mt 19:25b the (those) disciples (who) heard this,
(Lk 18:26a)
Mt 19:25c they
Mt 19:25d were greatly astonished
Mk 10:24b at his words
Mt 19:25e and
(Mk 10:26b)
Mt 19:25f (said to) asked (each other), "Who then can be saved?"
(Mk 10:26c)
(Lk 18:26b)

Lk 13:23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,

Mt 19:26a Jesus looked at them and said,
(Mk 10:27a)
Mt 19:26b With man this is impossible,
Mk 10:24a The disciples were (even more) amazed
(Mk 10:26a)
Mk 10:24c But Jesus said again,
Mk 10:27b With man this is impossible

Mt 19:23a Then Jesus said
(Mk 10:27c)
Mt 19:26c but
Lk 18:27b "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
Mt 19:26d with God
(Mk 10:27e)
(Mk 10:27g)
Mt 19:26e all things are possible
(Mk 10:27f)

* * * * *

Mk 9:14a (The next day,) When they came (down from the mountain) to the other (Lk 9:37a) disciples,
Mk 9:14b they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.
Mt 17:14a As soon as (When) that all the people (a (large) crowd) (they) saw Jesus,
(Mk 9:15a/c) they (met) ran (was running to the scene) (came) to greet him.
(Mk 9:25a)
(Lk 9:37b)
Mk 9:16 "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.
Mt 17:14b A man in the crowd (called out) (approached) answered (Jesus and knelt (Mk 9:17a) before him),
(Lk 9:38a)
Mk 9:17b "Teacher, I brought you my son,
Mk 9:17c who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
Lk 9:39a A spirit siezes him (He has seizures) and (is suffering greatly)
(Mt 17:15b)
Lk 9:39e It scarcely ever leaves him
Mk 9:18a Whenever it seizes him,
Lk 9:39b he suddenly screams;
Mk 9:18b it throws him (He fell) to the ground.
(Mk 9:20c)
Mk 9:20d and rolled around,
Mk 9:18c (so that) He foams (foaming) at the mouth,
(Lk 9:39d)
(Mk 9:20e)
Mk 9:18d gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid.
Mt 17:15c He (It has) often falls (thrown him) into the fire or into the water (to kill
(Mk 9:22a) him).
Lk 9:39f and is destroying him.
Mk 9:18b I asked (brought him to) (begged) your disciples to drive (it) out the spirit, (Mt 17:16) but they could not (heal him)."
(Lk 9:40)
Mt 17:15a "(Teacher) Lord, (I beg you to) have mercy (look) on (at) my son, (for he is (Lk 9:38b) my only child.)" he said.
Mk 9:22b But
Mk 9:22d take pity on us and help us."
Mk 9:22c if you can do anything,

Mk 9:23a " 'If you can'?" said Jesus.
Mk 9:19a "O unbelieving (and perverse) generation,"
(Lk 9:41a)
(Mt 17:17a)
Lk 9:41c "how long shall I stay with you and put up with you?
(Mt 17:17c)
(Mk 9:19c)
Mk 9:23b-24 "Everything is possible for him who believes." Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

Mk 9:21 Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?" "From childhood," he answered.
Lk 9:41b Jesus replied,
Lk 9:41d Bring (the boy) your son here (to me)."
(Mk 9:19d)
(Mt 17:17d)
Mk 9:20a So they brought him.
Lk 9:42a Even while the boy was coming,
Mk 9:20b When the spirit saw Jesus,
Mk 9:20c it (the demon) immediately threw (throws) (him) the boy (to the ground) (Lk 9:42b) (in)to a convulsion(s) (convulsed him violently).
(Mk 9:26b)
(Lk 9:39c)
Mk 9:25b he rebuked the evil spirit.
Mk 9:25c "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."
Mt 17:18a (But) Jesus rebuked the demon (evil spirit) and it (shrieked) came
(Lk 9:42c) out of (healed) the boy,
(Mk 9:26a/c)
Mk 9:26d The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead."
Mk 9:27a But Jesus took him by the hand
Mk 9:27b/c and (he) lifted (stood) him (up) to his feet,
Lk 9:42d and gave him back to his father.
Mt 17:18b and he was healed from that moment.
Lk 9:43a And (While) they (everyone) were (was) all
(Lk 9:43c)
Lk 9:43b/d marveling (amazed) (overwhelmed with wonder) at (the greatness of
(Mk 9:15b) God) (and) all that Jesus did

Mk 9:28a After Jesus had gone indoors,
Mk 9:28b-29a (Then) his (the) disciples (came to) him privately (in private) (and) (Mt 17:19-20a) asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?" He replied,
Mt 17:20b "Because you have so little faith.
Mk 9:29e only by prayer and fasting."
Mk 9:29c can
Mk 9:29b This kind
Mk 9:29d come out

Lk 22:24 Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
Lk 9:46 (on the way) An argument started among (they) the disciples (had
(Mk 9:34d) argued) as to (about) which of them (who) would be (was) the greatest.
Mk 9:33a They came to Capernaum.
Mk 9:35a Sitting down,
Mk 9:33b When he was in the house,
Mk 9:35b Jesus called the Twelve and
Mk 9:33d asked them,
Mk 9:33e "What were you arguing about on the road?"
Mk 9:34b they kept quiet
Mk 9:34a But
Lk 9:47b knowing their thoughts,
Lk 9:48b he said to them,
(Mk 9:33c)
(Mk 9:35c)
Lk 9:48e he who is least among you all - he is the greatest.
Mk 9:34c because (For) (But)
(Lk 9:48d)
(Mk 10:31a)
(Mt 19:30a)
Mk 9:35d "(Indeed,) If anyone (many) (there are those) (who) wants to be (are) (the) (Mk 10:31b) first, he must (who) (will) be the very last, and (So) the servant (many who (Mt 20:16) are) (last) of all (who) (will be) (first)."
(Mt 19:30b)
(Lk 13:30)

Mt 23:8a But
Mt 23:8b you are not to be called 'Rabbi',
Mt 23:8c for
Mt 23:8d you have only one master and you are all brothers.
Mt 23:9 And do not call anyone on earth 'father', for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
Mt 23:10 Nor are you to be called 'teacher', for you have one teacher, the Christ.
Mt 23:11-12 The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

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Mt 20:20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons (James and John) came to (him)
(Mk 10:35a) Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
Mk 10:35b "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."
Mt 20:21 "What is it (do) you want (me to do for you)?" he asked. She (They) said (Mk 10:36-37) (replied), "Grant that (Let) one of (us) these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom (glory)."

Mt 20:22-23 "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you
(Mk 10:38-40) drink the cup I am going to drink (or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with)?" "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my (the) cup (I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with), but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father."

Mk 10:45a For
Lk 22:25b The kings of
Lk 22:25e and those who exercise authority over
Lk 22:25c/f (them) the Gentiles
Lk 22:25d lord it over them
Lk 22:25g call themselves Benefactors.
Mt 20:24-26 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers (Mk 10:41-44) (James and John). Jesus called them together and said, "You know that (those who are regarded as) the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave (of all)

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Lk 11:1-2a One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." He said to them,
Lk 11:2b "(This, then, is) When (how) you (should) pray, say:
(Mt 6:9a)
Mt 6:9b-13 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come,
(Lk 11:2c-4) Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us (each) to(day) our daily bread. Forgive us our debts (sins), as (for) we also have (forgive)n (everyone who sins against us) our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

Mt 6:7-8 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Mt 7:9-11 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Mk 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Jn 16:24b Ask and you will receive,
Mt 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

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Message

Lk 6:20c he (Ed: Jesus) said:
Lk 16:15b to
Lk 6:20b his disciples,
Lk 16:15e What is (Ed: The things that are) highly valued among men is (Ed: are) detestable in God's sight.
Lk 6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Lk 6:20b Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Lk 16:14a The Pharisees, who loved money,
Lk 16:14c and
Lk 16:14b heard all this
Lk 16:14d were sneering at Jesus.
Lk 6:20a Looking at
Lk 16:15c them,
Lk 16:15a He said
Lk 6:24a But
Lk 6:25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will weep and mourn.
Lk 6:24b woe to you who are already rich, for you have already received your comfort.

Lk 16:19 There was (Ed: once) a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.
Lk 16:21a and
Lk 16:20c a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores
Lk 16:21b longing to eat
Lk 16:21c Even
Lk 16:21c what fell from the rich man's table
Lk 16:20b was laid
Lk 16:20a At his gate
Lk 16:25h but
Lk 16:21d (Ed: he was attended only by) the dogs (Ed: that) came and licked (Ed: at) his sores

Lk 16:22-24 The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

Lk 16:25a But Abraham replied, 'Son,
Lk 16:26d you
Lk 16:26g fixed
Lk 16:26e a great chasm
Lk 16:26b between us
Lk 16:25c in your lifetime
Lk 16:26f so that
Lk 16:25i now
Lk 16:26h those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
Lk 16:26a And (Ed: that aside) besides all this,
Lk 16:25d you received your good things,
Lk 16:25b remember that
Lk 16:25e while
Lk 16:25n you are in agony.
Lk 16:25m and
(Lk 16:26c)
Lk 16:25f Lazarus
Lk 16:25k he (Ed: who)
Lk 16:25g received (Ed: nothing but) bad things,
Lk 16:25l is (has been) comforted here
(Lk 16:26f)

Lk 16:27a He (Ed: the man) answered, 'Then
Lk 16:27c father (Abraham)
(Lk 16:30b)
Lk 16:28b I (Ed: still) have five brothers.
Lk 16:27e (Ed: living at) my father's house (Ed: home)
Lk 16:27b I beg you,
Lk 16:27e to
Lk 16:27d send Lazarus (Ed: to them, and)
Lk 16:28c Let
(Lk 16:29d)
Lk 16:28d him warn them,
Lk 16:28e so that they will not also come to this place of torment
Lk 16:28a for (but)
(Lk 16:30d)
Lk 16:30e if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
Lk 16:30a 'No,
Lk 16:29a (he) Abraham (said) replied (to him)
(Lk 16:30c)
(Lk 16:31a)
Lk 16:29b 'They (Ed: already) have
Lk 16:29c Moses and the Prophets
(Lk 16:31d)
Lk 16:31b 'If they (Ed: won't) do not
Lk 16:29f listen to
(Lk 16:31c)
Lk 16:29e/h them
Lk 16:31e they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead'."

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Lk 19:11 While they were listening to this he went on to tell them a parable because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.
Lk 19:12 He said: "A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return.
Lk 19:14 But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, "We don't want this man to be our king.
Lk 19:15a He was made king, however, and returned home.
Lk 19:27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them - bring them here and kill them in front of me.

 

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