And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
having been called
they selected out
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled.
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
they were passing jointly
If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it? ]
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
And 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.
he elaborately showed love
But 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:
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
it has been established
they might be able
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him,] through whom they come!
And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see [it. ]
And he spake a parable unto them [to this end,] that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
you dispense justice
of legal opponent
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
dispensing of justice
of those selected out
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are,] extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
But Jesus called them [unto him,] and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
calling toward [him]
Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
having been written
And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto 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.
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called [the mount] of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
And when he was come nigh, 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;
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
they reasoned together
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
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But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
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But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
Then said Pilate to the chief priests and [to] the people, I find no fault in this man.
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And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
they were priorly
Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined [him] before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let [him] go.
But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
And as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother] of James, and other [women that were] with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications [are] these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.
having been written
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
you will be called
it is interpreted
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
it might be made conspicuous
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all [men] come to him.
you were witnessing
The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.
Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him [ought] to eat?
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days.
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.
Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.
you would believe
The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
one of the royal estate
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
he was witnessing
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust.
When Jesus then lifted up [his] eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
having been written
The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.