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LUKE 13
10And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no way lift herself up. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and he said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15The Lord then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away for watering? 16And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

LUKE 13
18Then he said, To what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I resemble it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and increased to a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 20And again he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? 21It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

TEACHING IN THE TOWNS WHILST HEADING FOR JERUSALEM
LUKE 13
22And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

The narrow gate
LUKE 13
23Then said one to him, Lord, are there few who are saved? And he said to them, 24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.25When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I do not know where you are from : 26Then shall you begin to say, We ate and drank in your presence, and you have taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. 28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.30And, behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.

THREE DAYS JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM

Herod will kill you.
LUKE 13
31The same day certain of the Pharisees came, saying to him, Get out, and depart from here for Herod will kill you. 32And he said to them, Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 33But I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perishes out of Jerusalem.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem !
LUKE 13
34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 35Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and verily I say to you, You shall not see me, until the time comes when you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Matthew 23:37, 38 [Compare]
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets, and stone those who are sent to you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! 38Behold, your house is left to you desolate.

Dined with a chief Pharisee
LUKE 14
1And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. 2And, behold, there was a certain man before him who had the dropsy. 3And Jesus answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 4And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day? 6And they could not answer him again to these things.

LUKE 14
7And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them, 8When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, do not sit down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you is bidden by him; 9And he who bade you and him comes and says to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he who bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then shall you have worship in the presence of those who sit at meat with you. 11For who ever exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted. 12Then said he also to him who bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also bid you again, and a recompense be made to you. 13But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

LUKE 14
15And when one of those who sat at meat with him heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I need to go and see it: I pray you have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and there is still room. 23And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.24For I say to you, That none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.

LUKE 14
25And great multitudes went with him: and he turned, and said to them, 26If any man comes to me, and does not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first, and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? 29Lest perhaps after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first, and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy, and desires conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whoever he is of you who does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
LUKE 15
1Then all the publicans and sinners drew near to him to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.

The lost sheep
LUKE 15
3And he spoke this parable to them, saying, 4What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it?5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety nine just persons, who need no repentance.

The lost coin
LUKE 15
8Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, does not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.10Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

The unforgiving brother [The Prodigal Son]
LUKE 15
11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, a mighty famine arose in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he longed to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate: and no man gave to him. 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you, 19And am not worthy anymore to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants. 20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

LUKE 15
The son said to him, "Father, I sinned - against heaven - even in front of you, and I am no longer fit to be called your son" but the father said to his servants, "Get the best robe, and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand, sandals for his feet - and when you've got the fattened calf, kill it so we can rejoice whilst eating it. Because this boy my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found." So they began to rejoice.

LUKE 15
21And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am not worthy to be called your son anymore . 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23And bring here the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

LUKE 15
25Now his older son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27And he said to him, your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound. 28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore his father came out, and entreated him. 29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years I have served you, neither did I transgress at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30But as soon as this your son has come, who has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed the fatted calf for him.

LUKE 15
31And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours. 32It was fitting that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

The corrupt manager
LUKE 16
1And he (the Lord Jesus) also said to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods. 2And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may no longer be steward. 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4I am resolved what to do, so that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5So he called every one of his lord's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord? 6And he said, A hundred baths* of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. 7Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred cors* of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write eighty. [1 .bath = about 40 litres, 1 cor = about 375 litres]

LUKE 16
8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light. 9And I say to you, Make for yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; so that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10He who is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he who is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Mercenary Pharisees scoff
LUKE 16
14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15And he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it. 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

Divorce
LUKE 16
18Whoever puts away his wife, and marries another, he is committing adultery: and who ever marries her who is put away from her husband he is committing adultery.
Mathew 5 [Similar Topic]
31 It has been said, Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32But I say to you, That whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, causes her to be committing adultery: and who ever shall marry her that is divorced,
he is committing adultery.
Matthew 19 [Similar Topic]
9And I say to you, Whoever puts away his wife, except for fornication, and marries another,
he commits adultery: and whoever marries her who is put away, he is committing adultery.
Mark 10 [Similar Topic]
11bAnd he said to them, whoever puts away his wife, and marries another,
he is committing adultery against her. 12And if a woman puts away her husband, and is married to another, she is committing adultery.

The rich man and Lazarus
LUKE 16
19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: also the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented. 26And beside all this, a great is gulf fixed between us and you: so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, who would come from there. 27Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house: 28For I have five brothers; so that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent. 31And he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Problems will arise. "Increase our faith"
LUKE 17
1Then he said to the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe to him, through whom they come! 2It would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 3Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespasses against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.4And if he trespasses against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him. 5And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith. 6And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamore tree, Be plucked up by the root, and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you. 7But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8And will not rather say to him, Make ready that I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you shall eat and drink? 9 does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Heading east along the Galilee/ Samaria border road.
LUKE 17
11And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

10 lepers cured.
LUKE 17
12And as he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood afar off: 13And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14And when he saw them, he said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18There is not found one who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger. 19And he said to him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.

WHEN IS THE COMING OF GOD'S KINGDOM ?
LUKE 17
20And when he was demanded by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is inside you. 22And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man*, and you shall not see it. 23And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: do not go after them, nor follow them.

[* ie. the Messiah's reign.  In years to come many Pharisees yearned for the Messiah to appear and rid Israel of Roman occupation.  (Luke 24:21 Daniel 7:13-14, 9:24-26)]

Then they were to ignore false messiahs and false prophets.
Matthew 24[Similar Topic]
23 Then* if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; do not believe it. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before. 26Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; do not go out: or behold, he is in the secret chambers; do not believe it.

[*tote]
Mark 13 [Similar Topic]
21And then* if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; do not believe him : 22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

[*tote]

Because when the Messiah does appear it will be sudden, unexpected and universal
LUKE 17
24 For as the lightning, that lights out of the one part under heaven, and shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
Matthew 24[Similar Topic]
27 Because as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

But before anything else the Messiah would be rejected by that Generation
LUKE 17 People of that generation would reject the Lord and experience the devastation of Judaea (circa AD 70).
( 25 But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.) Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
34 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mark 13 [Similar Topic]
30 Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done.
Luke 21 [Similar Topic]
32 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

Also when the Messiah does appear folk will be carrying on life just as usual
LUKE 17
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39a And they did not know until the flood came, and took them all away;
LUKE 17
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
LUKE 17
30 Even so shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
39b so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

At the time of the siege of Jerusalem and the devastation of Judaea by the Roman Armies
To save their lives they were not to hesitate. They were to abandon everything.
LUKE 17
31 In that# day, he who shall be on the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he who is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
17 Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes.
Mark 13 [Similar Topic]
15 And do not let him who is on the housetop go down into the house, neither enter it , to take any thing out of his house: 16 And let not him who is in the field turn back again to take up his garment.
Luke 21 [Similar Topic]
21b and let those who are in the midst of it depart out; and do not let those who are in the countries enter into it.
[# (ekeinh that).  "that day" refers back to verse 22. The time immediately prior to the destruction of Jerusalem when the Pharisees yearned for the Messiah to appear and rid Israel of Roman occupation and false Messiahs were rallying rebels to fight against them.]
LUKE 17
32 Remember Lot's wife.
LUKE 17
33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Matthew 16 [Similar Topic]
25For who ever will save his life shall lose it: and who ever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 10 [Similar Topic]
39 He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it.
Mark 8 [Similar Topic]
35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
John 12 [Similar Topic]
25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.

On the day when the Lord appear as Judge
LUKE 17
34 I tell you, in this$ night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be abandoned.*  35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other abandoned.*  36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other abandoned* (cp. Matthew 24:40).
Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
40 Then two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other abandoned*. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other abandoned*.
$ tauth this.  "this night" verse 30. The day when the Son of man is revealed.   (The world is a sphere suspended in space where at the same time on one side it is night and on the other it is day and folk are working,  vv.34-36.  cp. Isaiah 40:22.  Job 26:7.  The Bible stated these facts many centuries before Galileo.)
* afihmi abandoned.  ie. not one of those who will be gathered to be with the Lord. cp. v.31 and ch.25 v.46. This word does not imply that they are left to live on the earth.  It should not be interpreted so as to contradict other scripture.  John 5:28, 29.   2.Timothy 4:1.   1.Peter 4:5.

Where? Wherever the Spiritually dead are
LUKE 17
37 And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, there will the vultures% be gathered together (cp. Matthew 24:28).
Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
28 For wherever the carcass is, there the vultures
% will be gathered together.
% aetoV  eagles.  This cannot refer to the eagle on the Roman military standard because eagles do not usually gather around carrion, this most likely refers to vultures.  It seems to be directed at the spiritually dead, the wicked. No one will escape the day of Judgement.

MORE TEACHING

The Persistent Widow
LUKE 18
1And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;2Saying, There was in a city a judge, who did not fear God, nor regard man: 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she wearies me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night to him, though he bears long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

The Pharisee and the Publican [i.e. a tax collector]
LUKE 18
9And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but beat on his chest, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one who exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

Divorce - fornication and adultery
MATTHEW 19
3a The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife
MARK 10
2 And the Pharisees came to him and tempting him, asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? .
1.Corinthians 7 [Similar topics]
10 And to the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: 11 But and if she is put asunder*, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. 12 But to the rest I speak, not the Lord: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. 13 And the woman who has a husband who does not believe, and if he is pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else your children were unclean; but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace. 16 For what do you know, O wife, whether you shall save your husband? or how do you know, O man, whether you shall save your wife?

27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But and if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned ...

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

MATTHEW 19
3b for every cause?
MARK 10
3 And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
MATTHEW 19
4And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh? 6Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.*

7 They said to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

MATTHEW 19
8 He said to them, Mosesallowed you to put away your wives because of the hardness of your hearts :
MARK 10
5 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
but it was not so from the beginning. 6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
MARK 10
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8And they two shall be one flesh: so then they are no more two, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.*
MATTHEW 19
9And I say to you, Whoever puts away his wife, except for fornication, and marries another, he is committing adultery: and whoever marries her who is put away, he is committing adultery.
Matthew 5 [Similar Topic]
31 It has been said, Whoever puts away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say to you, That whoever puts away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, he causes her to be committing adultery: and who ever shall marry her that is divorced , he is committing adultery.
MARK 10
10And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. 11a And he said to them,
MARK 10
11b Whoever puts away his wife, and marries another, he is committing adultery against her. 12And if a woman puts away her husband, and is married to another, she is committing adultery.
Luke 16 [Similar Topic]
18Whoever puts away his wife, and marries another,
he is committing adultery: and who ever marries her who is put away from her husband, he is committing adultery.
MATTHEW 19
10 His disciples said to him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, except those to whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs, who were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.

The Lord Jesus blesses little Children
MATTHEW 19
13a Then  [Greek: tote] little children were brought to him so that he might put his hands on them,
and pray:
MARK 10
13a And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them:
LUKE 18
15a And they also brought infants to him, that he would touch them:
MATTHEW 19
13b and the disciples rebuked them.
MARK 10
13b and his disciples rebuked those who brought them
LUKE 18
15b but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
MATTHEW 19
14a But Jesus said,
MARK 10
14a But when Jesus saw it , he was greatly displeased, and said to them,.
LUKE 18
16a But Jesus called them to him, and said,
MATTHEW 19
14b Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
MARK 10
14b Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
LUKE 18
16b Allow little children to come to me, and do not forbid them: for of such is the kingdom of God.
MARK 10
15Verily I say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it.
LUKE 18
17Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no way enter in it.
MATTHEW 19
15a And he laid his hands on them,
MARK 10
16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

They continue their journey south along the Jordan valley.
MATTHEW 19
15b and departed from there.

The Rich Young Ruler
MATTHEW 19
16And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
MARK 10
17And when he was gone out into the way, one came running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
LUKE 18
18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
17a And he said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, that is, God: 18And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, that is , God. 19And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? no one is good, save one, that is, God.
MATTHEW 19
17b but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
18a He said to him, Which? Jesus said,
 
MATTHEW 19
18b You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19a Honor your father and your mother:
MARK 10
19 You know the commandments,
Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour your father and mother.
LUKE 18
20You know the commandments,
Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and your mother
19b and, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
MATTHEW 19
20The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and
MARK 10
20And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell what ever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and
LUKE 18
21And he said, All these I have kept from my youth up. 22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, You lack one thing yet : sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come,
follow me follow me follow me.
MATTHEW 19
22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

MATTHEW 19
23Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

MARK 10
22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

MARK 10
23And Jesus looked round about, and said to his disciples, How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

LUKE 18
23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

LUKE 18
24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

MARK 10
24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said to them, Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
MATTHEW 19
24And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
MARK 10
25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
LUKE 18
25For 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. 26And those who heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God

Peter asks: What will we get?
MATTHEW 19
27Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, That you who have followed me, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory in the regeneration, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
MARK 10
28Then Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed you. 29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brothers, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
LUKE 18
28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed you. 29And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come everlasting life.

The disgruntled workmen
MATTHEW 20
1For the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers in his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said to them; You go also into the vineyard, and what ever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, Why do you stand here all the day idle? 7They said to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go also into the vineyard; and what ever is right, that shall you receive. 8So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12 Saying, These last have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a penny? 14Take what is yours and go your way: I will give to this last, even as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

THEY GO UP THE ROAD FROM THE JORDON TO JERUSALEM THROUGH JERICHO
MATTHEW 20
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said to them,
MARK 10
32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to him,
LUKE 18
31a Then he took the twelve with him, and said to them,
MATTHEW 20
18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 19And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
MARK 10
33 Saying , Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: 34And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit on him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
LUKE 18
31b Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spit on:33And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
LUKE 18
34And they did not understand any of these things: and this saying was hidden from them, nor did they undersand the things which were spoken.

James and John Request Prominent Positions in the Kingdom
MATTHEW 20
20 Then* the mother of Zebedee's children came to him with her sons, worshiping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21 And he said to her, What do you want? She said to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on your right hand, and the other on the left, in your kingdom. 22 But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They said to him, We are able. 23 And he said to them, You shall indeed drink of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. 24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those who are great exercise authority on them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but who ever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And who ever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
[* tote]
MARK 10
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us what ever we shall desire. 36 And he said to them, What would you that I should do for you? 37 They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your right hand, and the other on your left hand, in your glory. 38 But Jesus said to them, You do not know what you ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39 And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized with you shall be baptized: 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. 41 And when the ten heard it , they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. 42 But Jesus called them to him , and said to them, You know that those who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority on them. 43 But it shall not be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44 And whoever of you will be the chief, shall be servant of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

JERICHO [now known as Tell es-Sultan, er-Riha, Eriha, Yeriho]

A blind man cured
LUKE 18
35 And it came to pass, that as he was drawing near to* Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. 38And he cried, saying, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 39And those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 40And Jesus stopped#, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he had come near, he asked him, 41Saying, What will you that I shall do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you. 43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and when all the people saw it, they praised God.
Matthew 20 [Similar Topic]
29And as they departed from* Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 32And Jesus stopped#, and called them, and said, What will you that I shall do to you? 33They said to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
Mark 10 [Similar Topic]
46b but as Jesus himself was coming out of* Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 48And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried a great deal more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 49And Jesus stopped#, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calls you. 50And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered and said to him, What will you that I should do for you? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. 52And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
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MARK 10
46a And they came into Jericho.
LUKE 19
1And Jesus having entered# Jericho, behold, as he was passing through,$ there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans*, and he was rich). 3he was seeking to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. 4And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for today I must abide at your house. 6And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man who is a sinner. 8And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9And Jesus said to him, This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.  [*tax collectors.  #eiselywn. $dihrceto]

Blind Bartimeus
MATTHEW 20
29And as they departed from* Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 32And Jesus stopped#, and called them, and said, What will you that I shall do to you? 33They said to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
MARK 10
46b but as Jesus himself was coming out of* Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 48And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried a great deal more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 49And Jesus stopped#, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calls you. 50And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered and said to him, What will you that I should do for you? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. 52And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has made you whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Luke 18 [Similar Topic]
35 And it came to pass, that as he was drawing near to* Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. 38And he cried, saying, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 39And those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 40And Jesus stopped#, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he had come near, he asked him, 41Saying, What will you that I shall do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you. 43And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and when all the people saw it, they praised God.
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