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The Ten Pounds
LUKE 19
11And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. 12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come. 14But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds. 17And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. 18And the second came, saying, Lord, your pound has gained five pounds. 19And he said likewise to him, Be also over five cities.
Matthew 25 [Similar Topic]
14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods. 15And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several abilities; and immediately took his journey. 16Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them another five talents. 17And likewise he who had received two, he also gained another two. 18But he who had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 19After a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. 20And so he who had received five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord. 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord.
LUKE 19
20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow. 22And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow: 23Why then did you not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with usury? 24And he said to those who stood by, Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has ten pounds. 25(And they said to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.) 26For I say to you, That to every one who has shall be given; and from him who has not, even that he has shall be taken away from him. 27But my enemies, those who would not have me reign over them, bring here, and kill them before me.
Matthew 25 [Similar topic continued]
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Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strewn: 25And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, there you have that which is yours. 26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not strewn: 27You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury. 28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 29For to every one who has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him who has not shall be taken away even that which he has. 30And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
LUKE 19
28And when he had thus spoken, he went onward, ascending up to Jerusalem.

Residing at Bethany
JOHN 11
55And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves. 56Then they sought for Jesus, and spoke among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What do you think, that he will not come to the feast? 57Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.
9 th. of Aviv, the Hebrew 1st Month. The 6th. day of the week. Preparation day for the Sabbath.
(Thursday sunset to Friday sunset)
[Six days before the Passover meal*]

JOHN 12 1 Then [Greek: oun] Jesus came to Bethany *six days before the passover, where Lazarus was who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. [NOTE: This is stating the day the Lord arrived in Bethany. It is not the day of the anointing. Bethany became his base whilst commuting in and out of Jerusalem. Matthew 21:17, Luke 21:37]

Chief Priests Contemplate Killing Lazarus Also
JOHN 12
9Many people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10But the chief priests consulted that they might also put Lazarus to death; 11Because by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed in Jesus.

His Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
JOHN 12  [Five days before the Passover Meal]
10th, of Aviv. The 7th. day of the week. The Sabbath Day (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset).
MATTHEW 21
1And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to me. 3And if any man says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them
MARK 11
1And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent out two of his disciples, 2And said to them, Go your way into the village opposite you: and as soon as you are entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, on which man never sat; loose him, and bring him . 3And if any man says to you, Why do you this? you say that the Lord has need of him; and immediately he will send him here.
LUKE 19
29And it came to pass, when he was come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30Saying, Go into the village opposite you; in which at your entering you shall find a colt tied, on which man never yet sat: loose him, and bring him here.31And if any man ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say to him, Because the Lord needs him.
MATTHEW 21
4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting on an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. (Zechariah 9:9)
MATTHEW 21
6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
MARK 11
4And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loosed him. 5And certain of those who stood there said to them, What are you doing, loosing the colt? 6And they said to them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.
LUKE 19
32And those who were sent went their way, and found even as he had said to them. 33And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them, Why do you loose the colt? 34And they said, The Lord has need of him.
JOHN 12
12b  many people who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13Took branches of palm trees, and went out to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel who comes in the name of the Lord.
MATTHEW 21
7And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they sat him on it.
MARK 11
7And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat on him.
LUKE 19
35And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments on the colt, and they set Jesus on it.
JOHN 12
14a And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat on it;
JOHN 12
14b as it is written, 15Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, your King comes, sitting on an ass's colt. 16His disciples did not understand these things at first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. 17Therefore people the who were with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bore record. 18For this cause the people also met him, for they heard that he had done this miracle. 19The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Do you Perceive how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
MATTHEW 21
8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
MARK 11
8And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
LUKE 19
36And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
9a And the multitudes who went before, and who followed, cried, 9a And those who went before, and those who followed, cried, 37And when he was come near, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
9b saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is *he who comes in the name of the LORD; Hosanna in the highest. 9b saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord: 10Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. 38Saying, Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
[*c.p. 23:39. Literally: 'the, in the LORD's name, comming one.' The expected Messiah was called: 'the comming one.'  'Hosanna'  Hebrew: Oh! save us. Ps.118:26]

LUKE 19
39And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke your disciples. 40And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these would hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

THE SEIGE OF JERUSALEM PREDICTED
LUKE 19
41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace! but now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days shall come on you, when your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and surround you, and keep you in on every side, 44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone on another; because you did not know the time of your visitation.
Luke 21
[Similar Topic]
20 And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation of it is near.
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE
THE LORD'S COMING
THE END

Matthew 24 [Similar Topic]
1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? verily I say to you, There shall not be left here one stone on another, that shall not be thrown down.
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE

 
Mark 13 [Similar Topic
1And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here ! 2And Jesus answering said to him, Do you see these great buildings? not one stone shall be left on another, that shall not be thrown down.

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE

Luke 21 [Similar Topic]
5And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,6As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone on another, that shall not be thrown down.

MATTHEW 21
10aAnd when he had come into Jerusalem,
MARK 11
11a And Jesus entered into Jerusalem,
MATTHEW 21
10ball the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet; of Nazareth of Galilee.

Healing In The Temple
MATTHEW 21
14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were very displeased, 16And said to him, Do you hear what these are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise?
MARK 11
11b and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things,
MATTHEW 21
17And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
MARK 11
11c and now the evening was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

The Fig Tree Cursed [Four days to the Passover. Aviv: day no. 11. Weekday no.1. (Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset)]
MATTHEW 21
18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he was hungry. 19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing on it, but leaves only, and said to it, Let no fruit grow on you from now on for ever. DIRECT TRANSLATION: and the fig tree dries up immediately. 20 and seeing [it] the disciples wonder, [continually] saying, "How is it the fig tree dries up immediately?"
21Jesus answered and said to them, Verily I say to you, If you have faith, and do not doubt, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.
MARK 11
12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing on it: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet . 14And Jesus answered and said to it, No man shall eat fruit of you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

Cleansing The Temple
MATTHEW 21
12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold doves,
MARK 11
15And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those who sold doves; 16And would not allow that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
LUKE 19
45And he went into the temple, and began to cast out those who sold and those who bought in it;
13And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. 17And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer of all nations? but you have made it a den of thieves. 46Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.
He taught in the temple every day LUKE 19
47a And he taught daily in the temple.
The Scribes and chief priests wanted to kill him
MARK 11
18And the scribes and chief priests heard it , and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. 19And when evening was come, he went out of the city.
LUKE 19
47b But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, 48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

The Fig Tree Shriveled  [Three days to the Passover. Aviv: day no. 12. Weekday 2. Sunday sunset to Monday sunset)]
MARK 11
20 DIRECT TRANSLATION: and [in the] morning [they] are passing by. They see the fig tree is dried up from [its] roots. 21 and Peter, remembering it, is saying to him "Rabbi. See! the fig tree, the one you curse, is dried up."

22And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God. 23For verily I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have what ever he said. 24Therefore I say to you, What ever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive them , and you shall have them . 25And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone: so that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. 26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

His Authority Questioned
MATTHEW 21
23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you do these things? and who gave you this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, Where was it from? from heaven, or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him? 26But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said to them, Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.
MARK 11
27And they came again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests came to him, and the scribes, and the elders, 28And said to him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things? 29And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me. 31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33And they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
LUKE 20
1And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came on him with the elders, 2And spoke to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority you do these things? or who is he who gave you this authority? 3And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.7And they answered, that they could not tell where it was from. 8And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.

The Two Sons
MATTHEW 21
28But what do you think? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Which of these two did the will of his father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, did not repent afterward, so that you might believe him.

The Wicked Husbandman
MATTHEW 21
33 aHear another parable:
MARK 12
1 aAnd he began to speak to them by parables.
LUKE 20
9a Then he began to speak to the people this parable; .
33b There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 1b A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it , and dug a place for the wine vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 9b A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive its fruits. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 2And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3And they caught him , and beat him, and sent him away empty. 10And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, so that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
36Again, he sent other servants more than the first:
and they did to them likewise.
4And again he sent to them another servant; and they cast stones at him , and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 11And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
5And again he sent another; they killed and him, and many others; beating some, and killing some. 12And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
37But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 6Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son. 13Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. 7But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8And they took him, and killed him , and cast him out of the vineyard. 14But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours. 15aSo they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
40Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen? 9aWhat therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? 15bTherefore what shall the lord of the vineyard do to them?
41 They said to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 9b he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. 16a He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.
    16b And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
42 Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the LORD's [Ps.118:22,23] doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? 10 And have you not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: 11This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? 17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
43 Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruits.
44 And who ever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 18 Who ever shall fall on that stone shall be broken; but on whom ever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. 46a But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, 12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way. 19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them but they feared the people.
46b because they took him for a prophet.
The King's Son
MATTHEW 22
1And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said, 2The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son, 3And sent out his servants to call those who were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage. 5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and killed them. 7But when the king heard of it, he was angry: and he sent out his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but those who were bidden were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. 10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on a wedding garment: 12And he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen.
Luke 14
[Similar Topic]
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.

Should We Give To Caesar
MATTHEW 22
15Then the Pharisees went, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and you teach the way of God in truth, neither do you care for any man: for you do not regard the person of men. 17Tell us therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do you tempt me, you hypocrites? 19Show me the tribute money. And they brought to him a coin. 20And he said to them, Whose image and superscription is this? 21They said to him, Caesar's. Then he said to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's. 22When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.
MARK 12
13And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14And when they were come, they said to him, Master, we know that you are true, and you care for no man: for you do not regard the person of men, but you teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 15Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do you tempt me? bring me a penny, that I may see it . 16And they brought it . And he said to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's. 17And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.
LUKE 20
20And they watched him, and sent out spies, who should feign themselves just men, so that they might take hold of his words, so that they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor. 21And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach rightly, nor do you accept the person of any, but you teach the way of God truly: 22Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 23But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, Why do you tempt me? 24Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? They answered and said, Caesar's. 25And he said to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. 26And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.

Seven husbands die - Whose wife will she be ?  [Still three days to the Passover]
MATTHEW 22
23 The same day the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife to his brother: 26Likewise the second also, and the third, to the seventh. 27And last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
MARK 12
18Then the Sadducees came to him, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, 19Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him , and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 20Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. 21And the second took her, and died, neither did he leave any seed: and the third likewise. 22And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. 23Therefore, in the resurrection when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 24And Jesus answering said to them, Do you not therefore err, because you know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? 25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are in heaven. 26And as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you therefore do greatly err.
LUKE 20
27Then certain of the Sadducees who deny that there is any resurrection came to him; and they asked him, 28Saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, If any man's brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, that then his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 29There were therefore seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and died without children. 30And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. 31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her as a wife. 34And Jesus answering said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35But those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he called the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.

39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have said well.

The Most Important Commandment
MATTHEW 22
34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the LORD [Deut.6:5] your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
MARK 12
28And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is , Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 30And 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. 31And the second is like it, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is no one other but he: 33And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34a And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God.
MARK 12
34a And no man after that dared ask him any question
LUKE 20
40And after that they did not dare ask him any question at all.

Whose Son Is The Christ ?
MATTHEW 22
41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42Saying, What do you think of Christ? whose son is he? They said to him, The Son of David. 43He said to them, How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44The LORD  [Psalm 110:1] said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool? 45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day onward ask him any more questions.
MARK 12
35And Jesus while he taught in the temple answered and said, How do the scribes say that Christ is the Son of David? 36For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool. 37David therefore himself called him Lord; and how is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
LUKE 20
41And he said to them, How do they say that Christ is David's son? 42And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, 43Till I make your enemies your footstool. 44David therefore called him Lord, how then is he his son?

The Hypocrites Denounced
MATTHEW 23
1. Then* spoke Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, [*Greek: tote]
MARK 12
38a And he said to them in his teaching,
LUKE 20
45Then in the audience of all the people he said to his disciples,
MATTHEW 23
2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:  3a All therefore what ever they bid you to observe, that observe and do;
MATTHEW 23
3b but do not after their works: for they say, and do not.
MARK 12
38b Beware of the scribes,
LUKE 20
46a Beware of the scribes,
MATTHEW 23
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5a But they do all their works to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries,
MATTHEW 23
5b and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7a And greetings in the markets,
MARK 12
38c who love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, 39And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
LUKE 20
46b which desire to walk in long robes,
and love greetings in the markets,
and the highest seats in the synagogues,
and the chief rooms at feasts;
MATTHEW 23
7b and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8But do not be called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers. 9And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven. 10Neither be called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And who ever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering to go in

MATTHEW 23
14Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: therefore you shall receive the greater damnation.
MARK 12
40Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
LUKE 20
47Who devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
MATTHEW 23
15Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, Who ever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but who ever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold? 18And, Who ever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but who ever swears by the gift that is on it, he is guilty. 19You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20Who ever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things on it. 21And who ever shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him who dwells in it. 22And he who shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him who sits on it. 23Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is inside the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets. 32Fill up then the measure of your fathers. 33You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
MATTHEW 23
34Therefore, behold, I am sending prophets to you, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you will kill and crucify; and some of them you will flog in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35So that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say to you, All these things shall come on this generation. 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. 39For I say to you, You shall not see me from this time, till you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD [Psalm 118:26].
Luke 13:34, 35 [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.

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