"Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him.
But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
"The servant said, 'Lord, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.'
saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them."
Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it?
He said, "A certain man had two sons.
Not many days after, the younger son gathered all of this together and traveled into a far country. There he wasted his property with riotous living.
But when he came to himself he said, 'How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough to spare, and I'm dying with hunger!
But he answered his father, 'Behold, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed a commandment of yours, but you never gave me a goat, that I might celebrate with my friends.
He also said to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a manager. An accusation was made to him that this man was wasting his possessions.
He called him, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.'
"The manager said within himself, 'What will I do, seeing that my lord is taking away the management position from me? I don't have strength to dig. I am ashamed to beg.
I know what I will do, so that when I am removed from management, they may receive me into their houses.'
"His lord commended the dishonest manager because he had done wisely, for the children of this world are, in their own generation, wiser than the children of the light.
"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.
and desiring to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Yes, even the dogs came and licked his sores.
It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded? I think not.
Even so you also, when you have done all the things that are commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy servants. We have done our duty.'"
He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
for as the lightning, when it flashes out of the one part under the sky, shines to the other part under the sky; so will the Son of Man be in his day.
But first, he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
As it happened in the days of Noah, even so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man.
It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.
He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,
I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."
You know the commandments: 'Don't commit adultery,' 'Don't murder,' 'Don't steal,' 'Don't give false testimony,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'"
For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."
who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the world to come, eternal life."
He took the twelve aside, and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be completed.
It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.
Standing still, Jesus commanded him to be brought to him. When he had come near, he asked him,
There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner."
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost."
He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.'
"It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business.
for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'
"He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.
saying, "Go your way into the village on the other side, in which, as you enter, you will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat. Untie it, and bring it.
He began to tell the people this parable. "A man planted a vineyard, and rented it out to some farmers, and went into another country for a long time.
They asked him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up children for his brother.
Afterward the woman also died.
He said, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Therefore don't follow them.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Therefore be watchful all the time, praying that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."
He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters.
The Son of Man indeed goes, as it has been determined, but woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!"
But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him."
He denied Jesus, saying, "Woman, I don't know him."
After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them!" But Peter answered, "Man, I am not!"
After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!"
But Peter said, "Man, I don't know what you are talking about!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, forbidding paying taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."
Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."
But when Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked if the man was a Galilean.
Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things about him. He hoped to see some miracle done by him.
He questioned him with many words, but he gave no answers.
and said to them, "You brought this man to me as one that perverts the people, and see, I have examined him before you, and found no basis for a charge against this man concerning those things of which you accuse him.
But they all cried out together, saying, "Away with this man! Release to us Barabbas!"--
He said to them the third time, "Why? What evil has this man done? I have found no capital crime in him. I will therefore chastise him and release him."
And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong."
When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous man."
Behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man
this man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus' body.
They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again?"
"Now, you priests, this commandment is for you.
You will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant may be with Levi," says the LORD of Armies.
The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.
But you have turned aside out of the way. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says the LORD of Armies.
Don't we all have one father? Hasn't one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, profaning the covenant of our fathers?
the LORD will cut off, to the man who does this, him who wakes and him who answers, out of the tents of Jacob, and him who offers an offering to the LORD of Armies.
Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me! But you say, 'How have we robbed you?' In tithes and offerings.
They shall be mine," says the LORD of Armies, "my own possession in the day that I make, and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
"Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, even statutes and ordinances.
Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out,
They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, "What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!"
He healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. He didn't allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.
and said to him, "See you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."
Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them.
"Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--he said to the paralytic--
It happened, that he was reclining at the table in his house, and many tax collectors and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many, and they followed him.
He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."
He entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had his hand withered.
He said to the man who had his hand withered, "Stand up."
When he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other.
For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him.
But no one can enter into the house of the strong man to plunder, unless he first binds the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.
Most certainly I tell you, all sins of the descendants of man will be forgiven, including their blasphemies with which they may blaspheme;
He taught them many things in parables, and told them in his teaching,
If any man has ears to hear, let him hear."
He said, "The Kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed on the earth,
With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it.
When he had come out of the boat, immediately a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs.
For he said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
He asked him, "What is your name?" He said to him, "My name is Legion, for we are many."
A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years,
and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse,
But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and commanded that something should be given to her to eat.
When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things?" and, "What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands?
He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,
They cast out many demons, and anointed many with oil who were sick, and healed them.
for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did many things, and he heard him gladly.
Immediately the king sent out a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring John's head, and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
He said to them, "You come apart into a deserted place, and rest awhile." For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
They saw them going, and many recognized him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to him.
Jesus came out, saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.
He said to them, "How many loaves do you have? Go see." When they knew, they said, "Five, and two fish."
He commanded them that everyone should sit down in groups on the green grass.
Wherever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch just the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched him were made well.
They don't eat when they come from the marketplace, unless they bathe themselves, and there are many other things, which they have received to hold to: washings of cups, pitchers, bronze vessels, and couches.)
But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
"For you set aside the commandment of God, and hold tightly to the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and you do many other such things."
He said to them, "Full well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
But you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban, that is to say, given to God;"'
making void the word of God by your tradition, which you have handed down. You do many things like this."
There is nothing from outside of the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Don't you perceive that whatever goes into the man from outside can't defile him,
He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.
He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it.
He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."
He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples to serve, and they served the multitude.
Immediately he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came into the region of Dalmanutha.
When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Twelve."
"When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Seven."
He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.
He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.
He commanded them that they should tell no one about him.
He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
For what will a man give in exchange for his life?
For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
As they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
He said to them, "Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written about the Son of Man, that he should suffer many things and be despised?
When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again!"
For he was teaching his disciples, and said to them, "The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, on the third day he will rise again."
He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them, "If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."
Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
He answered, "What did Moses command you?"
But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment.
For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife,
What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
If a woman herself divorces her husband, and marries another, she commits adultery."
You know the commandments: 'Do not murder,' 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not give false testimony,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and mother.'"
It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God."
But many who are first will be last; and the last first."
"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles.
For the Son of Man also came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Many rebuked him, that he should be quiet, but he cried out much more, "You son of David, have mercy on me!"
Jesus stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!"
Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "Rabboni, that I may see again."
Many spread their garments on the way, and others were cutting down branches from the trees, and spreading them on the road.
He began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a pit for the winepress, built a tower, rented it out to a farmer, and went into another country.
Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some.
"Teacher, Moses wrote to us, 'If a man's brother dies, and leaves a wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.'
and the seven took her and left no children. Last of all the woman also died.
One of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together. Knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the greatest of all?"
you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.
The second is like this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the multitude cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much.
For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and will lead many astray.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
"It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.
While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard--very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.
Most certainly I tell you, wherever this Good News may be preached throughout the whole world, that which this woman has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her."
He sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him,
For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."
He said to them, "This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.
They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray."
He came the third time, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him,
For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn't agree with each other.
Jesus said, "I am. You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky."
But he began to curse, and to swear, "I don't know this man of whom you speak!"
The chief priests accused him of many things.
Pilate again asked him, "Have you no answer? See how many things they testify against you!"
When the centurion, who stood by opposite him, saw that he cried out like this and breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and served him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh. Manasseh became the father of Amon. Amon became the father of Josiah.
Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended to put her away secretly.
"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;" which is, being interpreted, "God with us."
Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took his wife to himself;
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
but I tell you that everyone who gazes at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.
Many will tell me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?'
"Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.
Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
Jesus said to him, "See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and tell another, 'Come,' and he comes; and tell my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven,
When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick;
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."
The men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them.
Behold, they brought to him a man who was paralyzed, lying on a bed. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Son, cheer up! Your sins are forgiven you."
Behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man blasphemes."
But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..." (then he said to the paralytic), "Get up, and take up your mat, and go up to your house."
As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him.
It happened as he sat in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
Behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;
But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Daughter, cheer up! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
Their eyes were opened. Jesus strictly commanded them, saying, "See that no one knows about this."
As they went out, behold, a mute man who was demon possessed was brought to him.
When the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke. The multitudes marveled, saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel!"
Jesus sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, "Don't go among the Gentiles, and don't enter into any city of the Samaritans.
But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man has come.
Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
A man's foes will be those of his own household.
He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.
But what did you go out to see? A man in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in king's houses.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by her children."
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?" that they might accuse him.
He said to them, "What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won't he grab on to it, and lift it out?
Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day."
Then he told the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other.
and commanded them that they should not make him known:
Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."
Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is to come.
The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.