Four Gospel Chronological CompilationLife and activities of Jesus Christ incorporating all four Gospel accounts.
This work is completely independent of any existing religions denomination, church, organisation or group, a voice from a wilderness.
IntroductionThis work is an attempt to compile a single account of the life and activities of Jesus Christ. The four accounts Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are incorporated into one chronological account. This provides a clearer understanding of the actual events and dialogue, when events are recorded in all four accounts they are compiled to encompass all the peripheral details available. Many things thought to be confusing or contradictory can be clarified, providing a clearer understanding of the dialogue not so easy to ascertain when relying on just one perspective. The reader should find more clarity on why certain things were said and occurred not always clear in a single gospel account. Seekers of truth from the scriptures should find this of assistance in bible study.
The account is by no means presumed to be free from all faults or errors but put forward for serious consideration by those who value and seek refined truth, infallibility is left for others to claim. Effort in getting back to the pristine dialogue and details of these events is all important to our understanding the truths as presented by Jesus. Twice God personally instructed us to listen carefully to what His Son said Mark 9:7 Matthew 17:5. We mortals are under obligation to seek, research, refine, and polish the information recorded in the scriptures in order to pursue words of pure truth.
In this compilation of the gospels, the Hebrew rendering of God's name ( the Tetragrammaton ) in English letters YHWH has been used. It is believed during the 3rd and 4th centuries the name was gradually replaced with Lord or God by early copy translators. This followed the Roman state's seal of approval on the doctrine of the trinity. These changes strongly favoured the trinity doctrine by confusing the entities of God Yhwh with Jesus. To remove confusion and clarify understanding of when the writers original word Yhwh has been inserted. In reading the compilation it is left to the reader to chose which rendering to read Yhwh, Yahweh, Yahveh or Jehovah.
PERIOD SUMMER 3 BC to OCTOBER 29.
J1:1 In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the word was God's. J1:2 This one was along side God at the beginning. J1:3 Everything came into existence by means of him, and without his involvement nothing came into existence. L1:1 Many have undertaken to compile a statement of the facts that are given full credence among us, L1:2 just as those who from (the) start became eye witnesses and attendants of the message delivered to us, L1:3 I also resolved having traced all things accurately from the start, to write them in logical order for you, most excellent Theophilus (Acts 1:1). L1:4 That you may know with complete certainty the things that you have been taught orally.
PREPARATION FOR JESUS MINISTRY
3 BC Jerusalem; John the Baptists birth foretold.
L1:5 In the days of Herod the king of Judea, there happened to be a certain priest named Zechariah of the division of Abijah, who had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, her name was Elizabeth. L1:6 They were both acting wisely before God, walking blamelessly in accord with all the commandments and legal requirements of Yhwh. L1:7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were well along in years.
L1:8 Now as he was acting as priest in the assignment of his division before God L1:9 according to the solemn practice of the priestly office, it became his turn when he entered the sanctuary of Yhwh to offer incense; L1:10 while all the multitude of the people at the hour of offering incense were praying outside. L1:11 Yhwh's angel appeared to him, standing at the right side of the incense alter. L1:12 Zechariah became disturbed and afraid at this sight. L1:13 However the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your earnest petitions have been favourably heard, your wife Elizabeth will become mother to a son for you, and you are to call his name John (John = Yhwh's favourable good-will). L1:14 You will gain pleasure and great happiness, and many will rejoice over his birth; L1:15 for he will be great under Yhwh's oversight. But he must drink no wine or strong drink at all, and he will be filled with special power (holy spirit) right from his mother's womb; L1:16 and many of the sons of Israel he will turn back to Yhwh their God. L1:17 Also under His oversight he will go ahead of Him with the power and spirit of Elijah, to change back hearts of fathers to children and disobedient ones to a sensible understanding of wise ones, to get ready for Yhwh a prepared people."
L1:18 Zechariah said to the angel: "How can I be sure of this? For I am old and my wife is well along in years." L1:19 In reply the angel said to him: "I am Gabriel, who stands in God's presence under His oversight, and I was sent to speak with you and declare these things as good news to you. L1:20 But, look! you will be silent and unable to speak until the day on which these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be completed at their set time," L1:21 Meanwhile the people continued waiting for Zechariah, and they began to wonder at his delay in the sanctuary. L1:22 But when he did come out he was not able to speak to them, and they realised that he had seen a supernatural sight in the sanctuary; and he was making signs to them, but remained dumb (9 months). L1:23 When, the days of his public service were completed, he went off to his home.
July 3 BC Jerusalem; Elizabeth's pregnancy.
L1:24 After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant; and she kept herself secluded for five months, saying: L1:25 "This is what Yhwh has done for me at this time when he has looked favourably on me and removed my dishonour from among the people."
Early January 2 BC Nazareth;
Birth of Jesus foretold.
L1:26 In her (Elizabeth's) sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, L1:27 to a virgin who was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph out of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. L1:28 On entering (her house) he said to her: "Greetings to you highly favoured one, Yhwh is with you." L1:29 On hearing these words she was very confused and trying to reason out what sort of greeting this might be. L1:30 So the angel said to her: "Do not be afraid Mary, for you have been favoured by God; L1:31 Look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus. L1:32 This one will become great and will be called Son of the Most High; and the God Yhwh will give to him the throne of David his father, L1:33 and he will rule as king over the house of Jacob into future ages, and his Kingdom shall have no end."
L1:34 But Mary said to the angel: "How can this be, since I am not having intercourse with a man?" L1:35 In answer the angel said to her: "Holy spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For this reason what is born will be called, God's exclusive Son. L1:36 And look Elizabeth, your relative has also conceived a son, in her old age, a so-called barren woman; L1:37 because with God no declaration is impossible." L1:38 Then Mary said: "Look! the slave girl of Yhwh's! Let it happen to me according to your declaration." And the angel left her.
January 2 BC, Judea. Mary visits Elizabeth.
L1:39 So in those days Mary got up and quickly went into the mountainous region, to a city of Judah, L1:40 and entered into the home of Zechariah greeting Elizabeth. L1:41 Well, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant in her womb leaped; and Elizabeth was filled with special power, L1:42 and she cried out loud saying: "Blessed are you of all women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! L1:43 So how is it that this (privilege) is mine, to have the mother of my Lord come to see me? L1:44 For, look as I heard the sound of your greeting in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped with great pleasure. L1:45 Happy is she that believed, because those things spoken to her from Yhwh will be completely performed.
L1:46 And Mary said: "Yhwh opens up my life, L1:47 and my spirit cannot keep from being overjoyed at God my Saviour; L1:48 because he has looked upon the low position of his slave girl. For see, from now on all generations will pronounce me happy; L1:49 because the all powerful One has done great things for me, and his name is set above all others; L1:50 For generation after generation his mercy is on those who fear him. L1:51 With his arm he has performed mighty deeds, he has scattered those who are haughty in the pride of their hearts. L1:52 He has brought down powerful men from thrones and exalted humble ones; L1:53 he has filled the hungry ones with good things and rich ones he has sent away empty (handed). L1:54 He has come to the aid of Israel his servant, remembering to have mercy, L1:55 just as he spoke to our forefathers, to Abraham and to his seed during that age." L1:56 Mary stayed with her for about three months, and then returned to her own home (late March 2 BC).
April 2 BC, Judea, Elizabeth gives birth to John.
L1:57 The set time now came for Elizabeth to give birth, she became mother to a son. L1:58 Her neighbours and relatives heard that Yhwh had shown toward her a special consideration, and they rejoiced with her. L1:59 When the eighth day arrived they came to circumcise the young child, and they were going to call it by the name of its father Zechariah. L1:60 But its mother answered saying: "No! he is to be called John." L1:61 At this they said to her: "There is no one among your relatives that is called by this name." L1:62 Then they motioned to its father what he wished it to be called. L1:63 Asking for a writing tablet he wrote: "John is to be his name." this surprised them all. L1:64 Immediately his mouth opened and his tongue was loosened and he began to speak, praising God. L1:65 And fearful respect fell upon all those living in their neighbourhood. All these things began to be talked about in all the mountainous country of Judea, L1:66 and all that heard these things wondered about them in their hearts, saying: "What will this young child really become?" For the hand of Yhwh is indeed with him.
L1:67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with special power, and he prophesied, saying: L1:68 "Praised be Yhwh the God of Israel, because he has turned his attention and arranged deliverance for his people. L1:69 He has raised up a saving signal for us from the house of David his servant, L1:70 just as he did through the mouth of his Godly devoted prophets of old, he has spoken L1:71 of a saving from our enemies and from the hand of those hating us; L1:72 Thus he has shown the consideration promised to our forefathers and has remembered his exclusive covenant, L1:73 the pledge that he swore to Abraham our forefather, L1:74 that after being delivered from the hands of our enemies we fearlessly render sacred service to him L1:75 with loyalty and godly wisdom being overseen by him all our days. L1:76 But as for you child, you will be called prophet of the Most High, overseen by Yhwh you will go in advance preparing his course. L1:77 Giving knowledge to his people about salvation through release of their sins. L1:78 Because from the depth of tender compassion's of our God he will oversee us and daylight will break from heaven, L1:79 to give light to those sitting in the darkness of death's shadow, to direct our feet straight in the way of peace." L1:80 The child went on growing, getting stronger in power, and he was in the deserts until the day he showed up to Israel.
April to September 2 BC,
Nazareth Galilee, Joseph Marries Mary.
M1:18 The birth of Jesus Christ occurred in this way. During the time his mother Mary was engaged to be married to Joseph, she was found to be pregnant by God's power before they were married. M1:19 However, Joseph her husband, because he was decent and honourable did not want to expose her to public disgrace, planed to release her secretly. M1:20 But after he had thought these things over, look! Yhwh's angel appeared to him in a dream, saying: "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for her conception is by God's special power. M1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you must name him Jesus (Yhwh's Slave), for he will save his people from their sins." M1:22 All this actually happened to fulfil what had been spoken by Yhwh through his prophet, saying: M1:23 "Look! The virgin will become pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel," which means, when translated, "God is with us." M1:24 When Joseph woke up from his sleep he did as the angel of Yhwh had directed him, and he took her as his wife. M1:25 But he had no intercourse with her until after she gave birth to a son; and he called his name Jesus.
October 2 BC,
Nazareth to Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus.
L2:1 Now in those days a decree was given by Caesar Augustus for all the inhabitants of the earth to be registered; L2:2 (this first registration took place when Quirinus was governor of Syria;) L2:3 So all the people travelled each one to his own city to be registered. L2:4 Joseph also left Galilee, from the city of Nazareth for the city of David called Bethlehem in Judea, because he was a member of the house and family of David, L2:5 in order to get registered with Mary, who had been married to him while pregnant. L2:6 While they were there, the time arrived for her to give birth.
J1:14 So the 'Word' became flesh and lived among us, and we had a view of his revealed manifestation (glory), as manifest by an only-begotten son of his father and he was full of God's favours (grace) and truth. J1:4 Life was in him and his life enlightened men J1:5 And this light is shining into the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
L2:7 And so Mary gave birth to her first-born son, and she wrapped him with bands of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no vacancy for them in the lodging rooms.
L2:8 Also in the area there were shepherds living in the fields keeping guard during the night over their flocks. L2:9 And an angel of Yhwh's came over them, and the splendour (glory) emanating from Yhwh illuminated all around them, and they became extremely afraid. L2:10 The angel said to them: "Do not be afraid, because look! I am declaring to you good news of great happiness for all the people, L2:11 because today there was born for you a saviour, who is anointed the Lord, in the city of David. L2:12 And this is a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in cloth bands lying in a manger." L2:13 Suddenly there came to be with this angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God saying: L2:14 "Praises and honours (glory) in the highest places to God, and upon earth reconciliation among men of goodwill."
L2:15 When the angels had departed from them into heaven the shepherds said to each other: " By all means lets go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that they say has taken place, which Yhwh has made known to us." L2:16 And so they quickly arrived and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. L2:17 When they saw this, they explained the things they had been told concerning this young child. L2:18 And all those that heard wondered about the things the shepherds told them, L2:19 and Mary began to commit to memory all these sayings, but in her heart she draw her own conclusions. L2:20 And the shepherds returned, praising and glorifying God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
M1:1 A record of the ancestry of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
M1:2 Abraham fathered Isaac; Isaac fathered Jacob; Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers;
M1:3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar; Perez fathered Hezron; Hezron fathered Ram;
M1:4 Ram fathered Amminadab; Amminadab fathered Nahshon; Nahshon fathered Salmon;
M1:5 Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab; Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth; Obed fathered Jesse:
M1:6 Jesse fathered David the king. David fathered Solomon by the wife of Uriah;
M1:7 Solomon fatherd Rehoboam; Rehoboam fathered Abijah; Abijah fathered Asa;
M1:8 Asa fathered Jehoshaphat; Jehoshaphat fathered Jehoram; Jehoram fathered Uzziah;
M1:9 Uzziah fathered Jotham; Jotham fathered Ahaz; Ahaz fathered Hezekiah;
M1:10 Hezekiah fathered Manasseh; Manasseh fathered Amon; Amon fathered Josiah;
M1:11 Josiah fathered Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the Babylonian deportation.
M1:12 After the Babylonian deportation Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel; Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel;
M1:13 Zerubbabel fathered Abiud; Abiud fathered Eliakim; Eliakim fathered Azor;
M1:14 Azor fathered Zadok; Zadok fathered Achim; Achim fathered Eliud;
M1:15 Eliud fathered Eleazar; Eleazar fathered Matthan; Matthan fathered Jacob;
M1:16 Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, from whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
M1:17 So the generations from Abraham until David were fourteen generations, and from David until
the Babylonian deportation were fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian deportation
until the Christ were fourteen generations.
October 2 BC, Jerusalem, Jesus circumcised.
L2:21 Now when eight days came to the full for circumcising him, he was also named Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
November 2 BC, Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Jesus presented at temple, Simeon sees the Christ
L2:22 Also, when the time for purifying them according to the law of Moses came round (40 days after birth Lev 12:1-8), they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to Yhwh, L2:23 just as it is written in Yhwh's law: "Every (first born) male opening a womb must be dedicated to Yhwh," L2:24 and to offer sacrifice according to what the law of Yhwh says: " A pair of turtle doves or two pigeons."
L2:25 And, look there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was righteous and reverent, waiting for Israel's consolation, and holy spirit was upon him, L2:26 Furthermore, it had been divinely revealed to him by holy spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the anointed (Christ) of Yhwh. L2:27 Under the power of the spirit he came into the temple; and as the parents brought the young child Jesus in to carry out the customary practice according to the law, L2:28 This man received it into his arms and blessed God and said: L2:29 "Now, Sovereign Lord, you are letting your slave go free in peace according to your declaration; L2:30 because my eyes have seen your means of saving L2:31 that you have prepared in sight of all the people, L2:32 a light for removing the veil from the nations and praise for your people Israel."
L2:33 And its father and mother continued wondering at the things being spoken about it. L2:34 Also Simeon blessed them, but said to Mary its mother: "Look! This one is prepared for a fall and the rising again of many in Israel and for a sign to be talked against L2:35 (yes, a long sword will be run through this life from you) in order that the reasoning of many hearts may be uncovered."
L2:36 Now there was a prophetess Anna, Phanuel's daughter, of Asher's tribe (this woman was well along in years, and had lived with a husband for seven (seventy?) years from her virginity, L2:37 and she was a widow eighty-four years old, who was never missing from the temple, rendering sacred service night and day with fasting and supplications. L2:38 And in that very hour she came near and began returning thanks to God and speaking about (the child) to all those waiting for Jerusalem's deliverance.
November? 2 BC, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Egypt,
Astrologers track down Jesus.
M2:1 After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, look! astrologers from eastern parts came to Jerusalem, M2:2 saying: "Where is the one born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when (we were) in the east, and we have come to do him homage." M2:3 At hearing this king Herod was agitated, and all Jerusalem along with him; M2:4 and on gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people he began to inquire of them where the Christ was to be born. M2:5 They said to him: "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is how it has been written through the prophet, M2:6 'And you, O Bethlehem of the land of Judah, are by no means the most insignificant (city) among the princes of Judah; for out of you will come forth a prince, who will shepherd my people, Israel.'"
M2:7 Then Herod secretly summoned the astrologers and carefully ascertained from them the time of the stars appearing; M2:8 and when sending them on to Bethlehem, he said: "Go make a careful search for the baby, and when you have found it report back to me, that I too may go and do it homage. M2:9 When they had heard this from the king, they went there way; and look! the star they had seen when (they were) in the east went ahead of them, until it stopped above where the baby was. M2:10 On seeing the star they became very happy. M2:11 And when they went into the house they saw the baby with its mother Mary, falling down they did homage to it. They also opened there treasures and presented it with gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. M2:12 However, because they were given warning in a dream not to return to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
M2:13 After they had left, look! Yhwh's angel appeared in a dream to Joseph, saying: "Get up, take the baby and its mother and flee into Egypt, stay there until I give you word; for Herod is about to search for the baby to destroy it." M2:14 So he got up and took the baby and its mother by night and withdrew into Egypt, M2:15 and he stayed there until Herod died, so that it was fulfilled which was spoken by Yhwh through his prophet, saying: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
M2:16 Herod, seeing he had been outwitted by the astrologers, went into a great rage, and he sent out and had all the boys in Bethlehem and in all its districts done away with, from two years of age and under, according to the time that he had carefully ascertained from the astrologers. M2:17 Then that was fulfilled which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying: M2:18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and much wailing; it was Rachel weeping for her children, and she was unwilling to take comfort, because they are no more."
January 1 BC,
Egypt to Galilee, family settles in Nazareth
M2:19 When Herod had died, (c 18th January 1 BC) look! Yhwh's angel appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt M2:20 and said: "Get up, take the baby and its mother and make your way into the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the life of the child are dead." M2:21 So he got up and took the baby and its mother and entered into the land of Israel. M2:22 But hearing that Archelaus ruled as king of Judea instead of his brother Herod, he became afraid to leave. However because of being given a divine warning in a dream, he returned to the territory of Galilee, M2:23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth, that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene." L2:40 And the young child continued growing and getting strong, being filled with wisdom, and God's favour continued upon him.
April 12, Jerusalem,
At 12 years old, Jesus debates at temple
L2:41 Now it was the custom of Jesus parents to go every year to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. L2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to the custom, to the festival L2:43 and completed the days. But when they were returning, Jesus the boy remained behind in Jerusalem, and his parents did not notice. L2:44 Assuming he was in the company travelling together, they had covered a days distance when they began to hunt for him among the relatives and acquaintances. L2:45 Not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem, carefully searching for him. L2:46 Well, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the middle of the teachers listening to them and questioning them. L2:47 But all those listening to Jesus were continually amazed at his understanding and his answers. L2:48 Now when they saw him they were astounded, and his mother said to him: "Child, why did you do this to us? Here your father and I are in distress with worry looking for you." L2:49 But he said to them: "Why did you have to go looking for me? Didn't you know that I would be in the (house) of my father?" L2:50 However, they did not understand these words that he spoke to them.
L2:51 So he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he continued subject to them. Also, his mother carefully kept all these sayings in her heart. L2:52 And Jesus went on progressing in wisdom and in physical growth, in favour with God and men.
April to October 29, River Jordan desert areas of Judea.
John Baptist 30 years old starts repentance baptising proclaiming the Christ.
J1:9 The true light which enlightens every man was about to come into the world. J1:10 Through him the world came into existence, and he was in the world, although the world did not recognise him. J1:11 He came into his own things, but his own people did not join to him. J1:12 However, as many as did accept him, to them he gave authority to become children of God, because they believed in his name (Christ) J1:13 and they were born, not from blood nor from the will of the flesh nor from a man's will but from God's will.
J1:15 John witnessed about him, when he cried out saying - "this was the one who coming after me has advanced in front of me, because he existed before me. J1:16 For we all received from out of his abundance, and because of this instead of privileged favours J1:17 through the law administered by Moses, benefits and the truth came to be through Jesus Christ. J1:18 At no time has anyone seen God; the only-begotten one like God the one who is in a close relationship with the Father is the one that has explained him.
m1:1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ L3:1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was district ruler of Galilee, but Philip his brother was district ruler of the country of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was district ruler of Abilene, L3:2 in the days of chief priest Annas and of Caiaphas, Gods declaration came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. J1:6 There came a man that was sent forth by God: his name was John. J1:7 This [man] came to give witness by testifying about the light, so that through him everyone might believe. J1:8 He was not that light, but he was meant to testify about that light.
m1:2 Just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "(Look! I am sending forth my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way:) L3:3 So he came into the country all around the Jordan, M3:1 in the wilderness of Judea' L3:3c preaching baptism (in symbol) of repentance for forgiveness of sins, M3:2 'saying: "REPENT, for the Kingdom of the heavens has drawn near." M3:3 This is in fact the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah L3:4 just as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah: "Listen! Someone is crying out in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of Yhwh, you people! Make his roads straight. L3:5 Every gully must be filled up, every mountain and hill levelled down, the curves must become straight ways and the rough places smooth ways; L3:6 and all flesh will see the saving means of God," (Isa 40:3:5).
M3:4 But this 'John' was clothed of camel's hair and a leather girdle around his loins; his food was insect locusts and wild honey. m1:5 Consequently from all the territory of Judea the inhabitants of Jerusalem all made their way out to him M3:5 and all from the country around the Jordan made their way out to him, M3:6 and the people were baptised by him in the Jordan River, openly confessing their sins.
L3:7 The crowds coming to be baptised by him L3:10 would ask him: "What then, shall we do?" L3:11 In reply he would say to them: "Let the man that has two undergarments share with the man that has none, and let him that has something to eat do the same." L3:12 Even tax collectors came to be baptised, and they said to him; "Teacher what shall we do?" L3:13 He said to them "Do not demand anything more than the tax rate." L3:14 Also those in military service would ask him: "What also shall we do?" And he said to them: "Do not harass or accuse anybody falsely, but be satisfied with your provisions."
M3:7 When John caught sight of many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the baptism, he said to them: "You offspring of vipers, who has warned you how to flee from the coming anger? L3:8 Produce fruits that befit repentance and do not start saying to yourselves, 'As a father we have Abraham.' For I tell you God has power to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. L3:9 Indeed, the axe is already in position at the root of the trees; every tree, therefore those not producing fine fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire." L3:18 He also gave many other exhortations and continued declaring to the people this good news.
L3:15 Now as the people were in expectation all were reasoning in their hearts about John: "May he perhaps be the Christ?" J1:19 This is how John testified when the Jews sent out priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him "Who are you?". J1:20 He did not ignore them but acknowledged: "I am not the Christ." J1:21 So they questioned him: "What, then? Are you Elijah?" And he said: "I am not." "Are you then The Prophet?" And he answered "No!" J1:22 Therefore they said to him: "who are you? so that we may supply an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" J1:23 He said "I am the voice of someone crying out in the desert, 'Make the way of Yhwh straight,' just as Isaiah the prophet said."
J1:24 Now those messengers were from the Pharisees. J1:25 So they questioned him saying to him: "Why, then do you baptise if you are not the Christ nor Elijah nor The Prophet?" L3:16 John said in answer to them: "I baptise you with water; M3:11 because of your repentance. J1:26 In your midst is standing one whom you do not know J1:27 the one coming M3:11 after me L3:16c one stronger than me, the lace of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. M3:11c and take off m1:8 I baptise you with water. L3:16c He will baptise you people with holy spirit and fire. L3:17 His sifting shovel is in his hand to completely clean up his threshing floor and to gather his wheat into his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up with fire that cannot be put out." J1:28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptising.
October 29 to summer 30
Jesus 30 years old comes to John to be baptised.
(Early in October 29) m1:9 In the course of these days M3:13 Jesus came from m1:9 Nazareth of m1:9c Galilee to the Jordan to John, in order to be baptised by him. M3:14 John tried to prevent him, saying: "I am the one needing to be baptised by you, and your coming to me?" M3:15 In reply Jesus said to him: "Let it be, this time, for in this way it is suitable for us to carry out all that is right for us." Then he quit preventing him.
L3:21 So after all the people were baptised, Jesus also was baptised and, M3:16 After being baptised Jesus m1:10 directly after coming up out of the water L3:21c was praying and the sky was parted open M3:16 and John saw descending L3:22 the holy spirit in the bodily shape like a dove came down upon him, and a voice came out of heaven said: "You are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you."
L3:23 Furthermore, Jesus himself, when he commenced (his work), was about thirty years old, being the son, as the opinion was, of Joseph, (son) of Heli. L3:24 (son) of Matthat, (son) of Levi, (son) of Melchi, (son) of Jannai, (son) of Joseph L3:25 (son) of Mattathias, (son) of Amos, (son) of Naham, (son) of Esli, (son) of Naggai, L3:26 (son) of Maath, (son) of Mattathias, (son) of Semein, (son) of Josech, (son) of Joda, L3:27 (son) of Joanan, (son) of Rhesa, (son) of Zerubbabel, (son) of Shealtiel, (son) of Neri, L3:28 (son) of Melchi, (son) of Addi, (son) of Cosam, (son) of Elmadam, (son) of Er, L3:29 (son) of Jesus, (son) of Eliezer, (son) of Jorim, (son) of Matthat, (son) of Levi, L3:30 (son) of Symeon, (son) of Judas, (son) of Joseph, (son) of Jonam, (son) of Eliakim, L3:31 (son) of Melea, (son) of Menna, (son) of Mattatha, (son) of Nathan, (son) of David, L3:32 (son) of Jesse, (son) of Obed, (son) of Boaz, (son) of Salmon, (son) of Nahshon, L3:33 (son) of Amminadab, (son) of Arni, (son) of Hezron, (son) of Perez, (son) of Judah, L3:34 (son) of Jacob, (son) of Isaac, (son) of Abraham, (son) of Terah, (son) of Nahor, L3:35 (son) of Serug, (son) of Reu, (son) of Peleg, (son) of Eber, (son) of Shelah, L3:36 (son) of Cainan, (son) of Arpachshad, (son) of Shem, (son) of Noah, (son) of Lamech, L3:37 (son) of Methuselah, (son) of Enoch, (son) of Jared, (son) of Mahalaleel, (son) of Cainan, L3:38 (son) of Enosh, (son) of Seth, (son) of Adam, (son) of God.
October to December 29,
Judean wilderness, Jesus confronts Satan.
L4:1 Jesus now full of holy spirit, turned away from the Jordan, m1:12 and immediately the spirit impelled him to go into the desert L4:1c and he was lead about by the spirit in the desert m1:13 among the wild beasts. L4:2 Furthermore, he ate nothing in those days, M4:2 fasting for forty days and forty nights. L4:2c When they were over, he felt hungry. (Mid November 29) M4:3 So an Enticer approached him and L4:3 the Devil said to him: "If you are a Son of God tell this stone to become a loaf of bread." L4:4 But Jesus replied to him: "It is written, 'Man must not live by bread alone, M4:4 but on every utterance coming forth through Yhwh's mouth." (confrontation 1)
L4:9 Now M4:5 the Devil took him along into the Holy City. L4:9 Leading him into Jerusalem he stationed himself upon the battlement of the temple and said to him: "If you are a son of God, throw yourself down from here; L4:10, for it is written, concerning you, 'He will charge his angels, to guard over you,' L4:11 and, "They will lift you by their hands, that you at no time should strike your foot against a stone.'" L4:12 In answer Jesus said to him: M4:7: "Again it is written 'You must not put Yhwh your God to the test.'" (confrontation 2)
M4:8 Another time the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, L4:5 and brought him up to show him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time; L4:6 and the Devil said to him: "I will give you all this authority and the praises of them, because it has been given to me, and to whomever I wish I can give it. L4:7 If you, therefore, M4:10 fall down and L4:7c do an act of worship before me, and it will all be yours." L4:8 In reply Jesus said to him: M4:10 "Go away, Satan! for it is written, 'It is Yhwh your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.'"(confrontation 3) L4:13 So the Devil, having concluded all these tests of enticement, left him until another opportune time, M4:11 and look! then angels came and began to minister to him.
December 29, River Jordan & wilderness of Judea?
John identifies the Christ to his disciples.
L4:14 Jesus returned under the power of the spirit. J1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said: "See, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! J1:30 It is about this one that I said, behind me there comes a man who has advanced in front of me, because he existed before me; J1:31 but I did not know him. The reason why I came baptising in water was that he might be revealed to Israel." J1:32 Also John said: "I saw the spirit coming down like a dove out of heaven, and it remained upon him, J1:33 and I did not know it was going to be him, but the same one who sent me to baptise in water said to me, 'Whoever it is you see the spirit coming down upon and remaining, this is the one that will baptise in holy spirit.' J1:34 And I have seen [it], and I have witnessed that this one is the Son of God."
J1:35 The next day John was standing with two of his disciples, J1:36 and as he looked at Jesus walking about he said: "See, the Lamb of God!" J1:37 And two disciples heard him say this and so they followed Jesus. J1:38 Jesus turning around and seeing them following him, said to them: "What are you looking for?" They said to him: "Rabbi, (which means when translated, Teacher) where are you staying?" J1:39 He said to them: "Come, and you will see." Therefore they went and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day; it was about the tenth hour (c 4 p.m.) J1:40 Andrew the brother of Simon Peter was one of the two that heard what John had said and had followed Jesus. J1:41 But first this one found his own brother, Simon, and said to him: "We have found the Messiah" (which translated means, Christ). J1:42 So he led him towards Jesus; Jesus looking at him said: "You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas (which translated is Peter).
J1:43 The following day Jesus desired to leave for Galilee, and he found Philip and Jesus said to him: "Be my follower." J1:44 Now this was the Philip from Bethsaida, the same city as Andrew and Peter. J1:45 Philip found Nathaniel and said to him: "We have found the one of whom Moses wrote about in the Law and the Prophets, Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth?" J1:46 But Nathaniel said to him: "Can any thing good come out of Nazareth." Philip said to him; "Come and see." J1:47 When Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward him he said about him: "See, for a certainty an Israelite, in whom there is no deceit." J1:48 Nathaniel said to him: "Where do you know me from?" Jesus answered him: "Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree, I saw you." J1:49 Nathaniel answered him: "Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel." J1:50 Jesus in answer said to him: "Because I told you I saw you underneath the fig tree do you believe? You will see greater things than these." J1:51 Jesus went on to say to him: In all truth I tell you "You men will see heaven opening up and the angels of God ascending and descending in the service of the Son of man."
Winter 29, Cana,
Jesus first miracle, water to wine.
J2:1 Now on the third day (?) a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. J2:2 Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding, J2:1c and Jesus mother was also there. J2:3 When the wine ran short Jesus mother said to him: "They have no wine." J2:4 But Jesus said to her: "Woman of what concern is that of yours or mine? My hour has not yet arrived." (?) J2:5 So his mother said to the servants: "Do whatever he tells you."
J2:6 Now there were six stone water jars put there as required by the purification rules of the Jews, each able to hold two or three liquid measures (c 22 litres) J2:7 Jesus said to them: "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them to their top. J2:8 And he said to them: "Now pour some out and take it to the organiser of the feast." So they took it. J2:9 When, now the organiser of the feast tasted the water that had been turned into wine and not knowing where it had came from; although those servants who had drawn out the water knew, the organiser of the feast called the bridegroom J2:10 and said to him: "Everybody serves the best wine first, and when people are intoxicated the inferior. You have kept the best wine until now." J2:11 Jesus performed this in Cana of Galilee as the beginning of his signs, manifesting his extraordinary power; and so his disciples put their faith in him. J2:12 After this he and his mother and brothers and his disciples went down to Capernaum, but they did not stay there many days.
April 30 AD Passover, Jerusalem.
Jesus evicts racketeers from temple, predicts its destruction and his rebuilding it in three days, discusses 'born again' issue with Nicodemus.
J2:13 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. J2:14 And he found in the temple those selling cattle and sheep and doves and also money exchangers sitting there. J2:15 After making a whip of ropes, he drove all those with the sheep and cattle out of the temple, and he up set the coins of the money changers overturning their tables. J2:16 To the ones selling doves he said: "Take these things away from here! Stop making my Father's house a market house!" J2:17 His disciples recalled that it is written: "The zeal for your house will eat me up."
J2:20 Therefore the Jews responding to him said: "What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things?" J2:19 Jesus answered them: "Demolish this temple, and in three days I will reconstruct it." J2:20 The Jews therefore said: "This temple was built in forty-six years, and you will reconstruct it in three days?" J2:21 But he was talking about the temple from his body. J2:22 When, though, he was raised up from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the Scriptures and the words said by Jesus.
J2:23 Because he was in Jerusalem during the Passover festival, many people were observing the signs he was performing and believed in his position, J2:24 But Jesus did not trust himself to them because he understood them fully J2:25 and did not need anybody to testify about him, because he already knew what was in men's attitude.
J3:1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus was his name, a ruler of the Jews. J3:2 This one came to him in the night and said to him: "Rabbi, we know that as a teacher you have come from God; for no one is able to perform these signs that you perform unless God is with him." J3:3 In answer Jesus said to him: "That's true and I tell you truthfully, unless anyone is reborn from above he cannot see God's Kingdom" J3:4 Nicodemus said to him: "How can a man be reborn when he is old? He cannot enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born can he?" J3:5 Jesus answered "True; but truly I tell you, unless anyone is reborn out of water and spirit, he cannot enter into God's Kingdom. J3:6 What has been born out of flesh is flesh, and what has been born out of the spirit is spirit. J3:7 Do not wonder because I say to you, You need to be born again from above. J3:8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its sound but you do not know where it comes from or to where it's going. So is everyone that has been born out of the spirit."
J3:9 Nicodemus answered: "How is it possible for these things to occur?" J3:10 Jesus answered saying him: "You are a teacher of Israel and yet you do not know these things!" J3:11 This being the case, in all truth I tell you, that which we have come to perceive we are jointly declaring and that which we have seen we are jointly bearing witness about, but our joint witness you are not receiving (JC and JB). J3:12 If the earthly things I tell you, you do not believe, however can you believe the heavenly things I tell you. J3:13 No one can go up into heaven unless the one out of heaven comes down first as the Son of a Man. J3:14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent (on a pole) in the desert, so it is necessary that the Son of a man must be lifted up (on a pole), J3:15 so that everyone believing in him may have everlasting life.
J3:16 This is how God showed love for the world, he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone believing in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. J3:17 For God did not send out his Son into the world, for him to judge the world, but in order that the world should be saved through him. J3:18 The one believing in him is not being judged. The one not believing has been judged because of his not believing in the position of the only-begotten Son of God. J3:19 The Judgement is based on this, the light has come into the world but men loved the darkness for their corrupt acts rather than the light. J3:20 Everyone practising bad things hates the light and does not come near it so that their actions may not be exposed. J3:21 But the one acting truthfully comes toward the light, so that his actions may be shown as having been worked in harmony with God.
May? 30, Judean territory.
Jesus disciples start baptising, John's disciples decrease while Jesus' increase.
J3:22 Following these things Jesus and his disciples came into Judean territory, and there he spent some time with them and was baptising. J3:23 John was also baptising in Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water there, and people kept coming along beside the water and were being baptised; J3:24 for John had not yet been thrown into prison.
J3:25 It occurred that a Jew was questioning the disciples of John about purification. J3:26 So they came to John and said to him: "Rabbi, who was it that was with you on the other side of the Jordan about whom you stated 'See this one is baptising and they are all going to him'." J3:27 In answer John said: "A man can only receive what has been given to him from heaven, J3:28 you very ones are witnesses that I said 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent out in advance of that one. J3:29 The one that has the bride is the bridegroom but the friend of the bridegroom, on standing and hearing him has a great deal of happiness because of the voice of the bridegroom. This is my happiness. J3:30 That one must go on increasing but I will be decreasing."
J3:31 The one that comes from above is above all others. The one coming from earth is out of the earth and speaks things of the earth. He that comes out of heaven is coming above all others. J3:32 That one which he (the friend of the bridegroom) has seen and heard he is testifying to but no one is accepting it. J3:33 The one that has received this testimony has established that God is true. J3:34 This one God sent forth speaking the sayings of God, for he does not measure out the spirit sparingly when he is giving it out. J3:35 The Father loves the Son and all things he has given into his hand. J3:36 The one believing in the Son will have everlasting life; but the one that ignores the Son will not see life but the fierce anger of God remains on him.
J4:1 When the Master became aware that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptising more disciples than John J4:2 although indeed, Jesus did not himself baptise but his disciples did, J4:3 he left Judea and departed for Galilee again.
June? 30, Samaria on route to Galilee at Sychar on Mt Gerizim,
Jesus offers living water to Samaritan women, Harvest is ready.
J4:4 It was necessary for him to travel through Samaria. J4:5 Accordingly he came to a city of Samaria called Sychar near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. J4:6 Jacob's well was there. Now Jesus, tired out from the journey, was sitting at the fountain it was about the sixth hour (12 noon).
J4:7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her: "Give me a drink," J4:8 for his disciples had gone off into the city to buy provisions. J4:9 Therefore the Samaritan woman said to him: "How is it that you a Jew, ask me a Samaritan woman for a drink?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. J4:10 In answer Jesus said to her: "If you knew about the free gift of God and who it is that says to you 'Give me a drink, you probably would have asked him in return for living water, and he would probably have given it to you." J4:11 She said to him: "Sir you have no means of drawing water, and the well is deep. So from where do you get this living water? J4:12 You are not greater than our forefather Jacob, who gave us the well and who drank from it along with his sons and his flocks, are you?" J4:13 In answer Jesus said to her: "Everyone drinking from this water will get thirsty again. J4:14 Whoever drinks from the water that I give to him will never ever get thirsty, but the water that I give to him will become a fountain of water in him welling up into everlasting life."
J4:15 The woman said to him: "Sir, give me this water, so that I may never get thirsty and not have to keep coming to this place to draw water." J4:16 He said to her: "Go, call your husband to come here." J4:17 In answer the woman said: "I do not have a husband." Jesus said to her: "You said well, 'A husband I do not have.' J4:18 For you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. This you have said truthfully." J4:19 The woman said to him: "Sir, I perceive you are a prophet. J4:20 Our forefathers worshipped in this mountain; but you say that Jerusalem is the place where it is necessary to worship." J4:21 Jesus said to her: "Believe me, woman, the time is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will people worship the Father. J4:22 You do not know why you are worshipping; we know why we worship because salvation is coming out of the Jews. J4:23 Nevertheless, time is advancing, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is seeking suchlike ones to worship him. J4:24 God is a spirit, and those worshipping him must worship him with spirit and truth." J4:25 The woman said to him: "I know that the Messiah is coming who is called Christ. Whenever that one arrives, he will announce everything to us." J4:26 Jesus said to her: "I am that one who is now speaking to you."
J4:27 Just at that time his disciples arrived, and they began to wonder because he was speaking to the woman. Of course, no one said: "What are you looking for?" or, "Why are you talking to her?" J4:28 The woman, left her water jar and went away into the city and told the men: J4:29 "Come and see a man that told me all the things I had done. Is this not perhaps the Christ?" J4:30 So they came out of the city and went to him.
J4:31 Meanwhile the disciples were requesting him, saying: "Rabbi, eat." J4:32 But he said to them: "I have food to eat of which you do not know." J4:33 The disciples began saying to one another: "No one has brought him anything to eat, has he?" J4:34 Jesus said to them: "My food is for me to carry out the purpose of the one that sent me and to finish his work. J4:35 Are you not saying that there are four months yet before the harvest arrives? Look! I say to you: Lift up your eyes and look at the fields, they are white for harvesting. Already J4:36 the one harvesting is receiving his reward by gathering fruits to receive everlasting life, so that together the sower and the harvester may rejoice. J4:37 In this respect the saying is true, one is the sower and another the harvester. J4:38 I have sent you off to harvest what you have not laboured on. Others have laboured, and you have entered into the benefits of their labour.
J4:39 Now many of the Samaritans from that city put faith in him on account of the woman saying: "He told me all the things I did." J4:40 Therefore when the Samaritans came to him, they began asking him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. J4:41 Consequently many more came to believed what he said, J4:42 and to the woman they said: "We do not believe just because of what you said; for we have heard for ourselves and we know that this man is truly the saviour of the world."
June? 30, Samaria to Galilee,
J4:43 After two days he left there (Sychar) for Galilee L 3:19 But Herod the district ruler because of being reproved by John concerning Herodias the wife of his brother and all the wicked deeds that Herod did, L3:20 added also this to those deeds: he locked John up in prison. M14:3 For Herod had arrested John bound him and put him away in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother. M14:4 For John had been saying to him: "It is not lawful for you to be having her." M4:5 However, although he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they took him for a prophet.
M4:12 When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. And good talk concerning him spread throughout all the surrounding country.
Period, summer 30 to May 31 ?. Galilee
Jesus announces "the Kingdom", Rejected in Nazareth, travels through Cana to Capernaum. Heals kings servants son.
J4:45 When, he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things he did in Jerusalem at the festival, for they also had gone to the festival. L4:15 So he began to teach in their synagogues, being held in esteem by all. M4:17 From that time Jesus commenced (openly) preaching m1:14 the good news of God m1:15 and saying: "The appointed time has arrived, and the (M: heavenly) Kingdom of God has drawn near, Be repentant, you people, and have faith in the good news." (some 6 months after his Baptism 3 years left)
L4:16 And so Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been reared; J4:44 however Jesus had said himself that in his own home town a prophet receives no honour. L4:16c And so according to the custom on the Sabbath day, he entered into the synagogue, and stood up to read. L4:17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed him, and he opened the scroll and found the place where it was written; L4:18 "Yhwh's spirit is upon me, because he anointed me to declare good news to the poor, he sent me forth to preach a release to the captives and a recovery of sight to the blind, to send the crushed ones away with a release, L4:19 to preach Yhwh's acceptable year." (Is 61:1:2) L4:20 With that he rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all the synagogue were intently fixed upon him. L4:21 Then he started to say to them: "Today this scripture that you just heard is fulfilled."
L4:22 And they all began witnessing favourably about him and marvelled at the elegance of the words proceeding out of his mouth, and they were saying : "But this is a son of Joseph, is it not?" L4:23 At this he said to them: "No doubt you will apply this illustration to me, 'Physician, cure yourself; the things we heard as having happened in Capernaum do also here in your home of origin." L4:24 But he said: "Truly I tell you that no prophet is accepted in his home of origin. L4:25 For instance, I tell you a truth, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up (no rain) for three years and six months, (?) so that a great famine fell upon all the land, (1Kings 17:1). L4:26 Yet Elijah was sent to none of those (women), but only to Zarephath a widow in the land of Sidon. L4:27 Also, there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet yet none of them was cleansed, but Naaman the son of Syria." (2 Kings 5:1-14) L4:28 Now all those hearing these things in the synagogue became very angry; L4:29 and rising up they hassled him out of the city, and lead him to the brow of the hill upon which their city had been built, in order to throw him head first over. L4:30 But he manoeuvred through them from their centre and went his own way.
M4:13 Further, after leaving Nazareth, J4:46 he came down again to Cana of Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. Now there was an official of the royal court whose son was sick in Capernaum. J4:47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and asked him to travel down and heal his son, for he was close to dying. J4:48 However, Jesus said to him: "You will never believe, unless you see signs and wonders." J4:49 The royal officer said to him: "Master, come down before my child dies." J4:50 Jesus said to him: "Go your way; your son lives." The man believed the words that Jesus said to him and left. J4:51 But while he was travelling down his servants met him to say that his boy was living. J4:52 He therefore began to inquire of them the time in which he recovered. Accordingly they said to him: "Yesterday at the seventh hour (1pm) the fever left him." J4:53 The father knew that it was at that very hour Jesus had said to him: "Your son lives." And he and his whole household became believers. J4:54 This was the second sign Jesus performed after coming into Galilee from Judea.
Miraculous fish catch, Jesus calls Simon, Andrew, James, and John.
M4:13c Now Jesus came and took up residence in Capernaum (L: a city of Galilee) beside the sea in the district of Zebulun and Naphtali, M4:14 that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying M4:15 "O land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, along the road of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations! M4:16 The people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and as for those sitting in a region of deathly shadow, light rose upon them" (Isa 9:1-2).
L5:1 On an occasion then the crowd was pressing close upon him and listening to the word of God, he was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret (Galilee). L5:2 And he saw two boats docked at the lakeside, but the fishermen had got out of them and were washing off their nets. L5:3 Going aboard one of the boats, which was Simon's he asked him to pull away a bit from the land. Then he sat down, and from the boat he began teaching the crowds.
L5:4 When he finished speaking, he said to Simon: " Pull out to where it is deep, and you men let down your nets for a catch." L5:5 But Simon in reply said: "Instructor, for a whole night we worked and took nothing, but at your request I will lower the nets." L5:6 When they did this, they caught a great multitude of fish. In fact, their nets began ripping apart. L5:7 So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and assist them; which they did, and they filled both boats, so that these began to sink. L5:8 Seeing this, Simon Peter fell down at the knees of Jesus saying: "Have nothing to do with me, because I am a sinful man, Lord." L5:9 For because of the catch of fish which they took up he was overwhelmed with astonishment and also those with him, L5:10 likewise both James and John, Zebedees sons, who were friends of Simon. But Jesus said to Simon: "Stop being afraid; from now on you will be catching live men." L5:11 So they brought the boats back to land, and abandoned everything and followed him.
M4:18 Walking along the sea of Galilee (possible the next day) he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, m1:16 [They were] casting their net about in the sea M4:18c on letting down a fishing net into the sea, for they were fishers. M4:19 Jesus said to them: "Follow me, and m1:17 I shall make you into M4:19c fishers of men," M4:20 They at once abandoned the nets, and followed him. M4:21 Going on m1:19 a little farther M4:21c from there he saw two others who were brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. m1:20 Without waiting he called them. In turn they M4:22 at once m1:20c left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and went off after him.
(Peter, James, John, Andrew, called as full time disciples 6 months after first being introduced to JC by JB))
Jesus expels demon, and cures Peter's mother-in-law.
m1:21 And they went their way into Capernaum. And as soon as it was the Sabbath he entered into the synagogue and began to teach, L4:32 and they were astounded at his way of teaching, m1:22 for he was teaching them as one having authority, L4:32c in his speech and not as the scribes m1:23 Also, at that moment there was in their synagogue a man under the power of an unclean spirit L4:33 demon, m1:23c and he shouted with a loud voice; L4:34 "Ah! What have we to do with you, Jesus you Nazarene? Did you come to destroy us? I know exactly who you are, the appointed one of God." L4:35 But Jesus rebuked it saying: "Be silent, and come out of him." m1:26 And the unclean spirit after throwing him into a convulsion L4:35 in their midst m1:26c and yelling at the top of its voice L4:35c the demon came out of him without hurting him. L4:36 At this, m1:27 the people were all so astonished that they began discussing among themselves saying: "What is this, a new teaching?" L4:36c "What sort of speech is this, because with authority and power he orders the unclean spirits, and m1:27 they obey him L4:36c and come out?" L4:37 So this news about him kept going out m:1:28 and these reports about him spread in all directions L4:37 of the surrounding country, m1:28 in Galilee.
m1:29 And immediately L4:38 he got up and left the synagogue and entered into Simon's home m1:29 with Andrew, James and John. M8:14 On coming into Peters house, Jesus saw L4:38c Simon's mother-in-law was m1:30 sick and lying down L4:38c with a high fever, m1:30 and so they immediately told him about her L4:38c and asked him to help her. m1:31 So going to her L4:39 he stood over her and brought down her fever. m:31 Taking her by the hand he raised her and the fever left her L4:39c instantly; having got up she began ministering to them.
m1:32 After evening had fallen, and the sun had set people began bringing him all those who were ill L4:40 with various diseases m1:32c and those demon-possessed were L4:40 brought to him. m1:33 and the whole city was collected together at the door. L4:40c By laying his hands upon each one of them he would cure m1:34 many that were ill with various sicknesses, and he expelled many demons. L4:41 These demons would come out of many, crying out : "You are the Son of God." By restraining them, he did not permit them to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ. M8:16 So he expelled the spirits with a word, and he cured all who were in a bad way; M8:17 that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He took on our sicknesses and carried our diseases" (Isa 53:40).
m1:35 Early in the morning while it was still dark, Jesus got up and went out leaving for a secluded place, and began praying there. m1:36 However, Simon and those with him pursued him m1:37 and finding him, said to him; "Everybody is looking for you," L4:42 So the crowds who were looking for him eventually found him, and they tried to detain him from leaving them.
30, Galilee tour with first five called apostles,
m1:38 So Jesus said to them: "Let us go elsewhere, into the village towns nearby, L4:43 so that I may declare the good news of the Kingdom of God also to these other cities, because it was m1:38c for this purpose I was sent." M4:23 Then he went around throughout the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom, curing every sort of disease, and infirmity m1:39 and also expelling demons M4:23 among the people. M4:24 And the report about him went out into Syria; and they brought him all those in a bad way, distressed with various diseases and pains, demon possessed, epileptic and paralysed persons, and he cured them. M4:25 Consequently large crowds came to follow him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem and Judea and from the other side of the Jordan.
L5:12 On one occasion while he was in one of the cities, there was a man full of leprosy. When he caught sight of Jesus he M8:2 came toward him and L5:12c falling on his face m1:40m with bent knees L5:12c he begged him, saying: "Lord, if you just want to, you can cleanse me." m1:41 At that he was moved with pity L5:13 And so, stretching out his hand, he touched him saying: "I want to, become clean." Immediately his leprosy M8:3 was cleansed away L5:13 and vanished from him m1:42 and he became clean. L5:14 And he gave the man m1:43 strict orders m1:44 saying to him "See that you tell nobody a thing but go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering in behalf of your cleansing, the things Moses directed, (Lev14 1:32) for the purpose of a witness to them." m1:45 But after going away the man started to proclaim it a great deal and to spread his story around, so that Jesus was no longer able to enter openly into any city L5:15 As the reports about him spread all the more, so great crowds would collect together to listen and to be cured of their sicknesses. L5:16 However he continually retreated to the secluded deserts places to pray. m1:45 Yet they kept coming to him from all directions.
Winter? 30, Capernaum,
Jesus heals paralytic,
L5:17 During one of the days he was teaching, m2:2 so many had gathered that there was no more room, not even near the door L5:17c and Pharisees and teachers of the law who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea and Jerusalem were sitting there; m2:2 so he began to deliver a talk to them L5:17c and Yhwh's power was in him to do healing.
m2:3 Some men came bringing him a paralytic M9:2 lying on a bed m2:3c carried by four of them. L5:18 They were looking for a way to bring him in and place him in front of Jesus. L5:19 Not being able to find any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they climbed up onto the roof. m2:4 Removing the roof over where he was by digging an opening L5:19c through the tiling they m2:4 lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic was lying L5:19c among those in front of Jesus. L5:20 When he saw their faith he said: m2:5 to the paralytic M9:2 "Take courage, young man your sins are forgiven you." L5:21 Thereupon M9:3 certain ones of L5:21 the scribes and the Pharisees m2:6 were sitting there and L5:21c started to reason, m2:6c in their hearts M9:3 saying to themselves m2:7 "Why is this man talking in this manner? He is blaspheming L5:21c Who can forgive sins except God alone ?"
m2:8 But Jesus, having discerned immediately M9:4 their thoughts m2:8c with the power of the spirit he had; that they were reasoning that way in themselves, said to them L5:22 "What are you considering M9:4c wicked things in your hearts?" M4:5 For example L5:23 which, is easier to say, m2:9 to the paralytic L5:23c 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up m2:9 and pick up your stretcher and walk'? L5:24 However in order for you to know that the son of a man has authority on the earth to forgive sins:" he said to the paralysed man: "I say to you get up, pick up your stretcher and make your way home." L5:25 Immediately he got up in front of them, picked up what he used to lie on m2:12 and walked out in front of them all L5:25c and went off to his home, praising God.
M9:8 At the sight of this the crowds were struck with awe, m2:12c so much so that they all got carried away L5:26 in a euphoria and they began praising God, being filled with deep reverence, saying: " We have seen strange things today!" m2:12 for we have never seen the like of it."
Winter? 30, Capernaum,
Matthew called as apostle, Jesus feasts with him.
L5:27 Now after these things m2:13 he again went out beside the sea and the crowd kept coming to him and he began to teach them. m2:14 But as he was travelling along he caught sight of Livi (Matthew) the son of Alphaeus L5:27c a tax collector sitting at the tax office, and he said to him: "Be my follower." L5:28 Leaving every thing he got up and followed him.
m2:15 Later L5:29 Livi spread a big reception feast for him at his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other m2:15 sinners reclining L5:29 at the meal table m2:15 with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many of them that had began following him. L5:30 At this the Pharisees and their scribes m2:16 when they saw he was eating with the sinners and tax collectors L5:30c began murmuring to his disciples, saying: " Why is it M9:11 that your teacher eats L5:30c and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?" m2:17 Upon hearing this L5:31 Jesus said to them: "Those who are healthy and m2:17 strong L5:31c do not need a physician, but those who are ailing do. M9:13 Go, then, and learn what this means, 'I want mercy, and not sacrifice.' L5:32 I have come to call, not self righteous persons, but sinners to repentance."
m2:18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees practised fasting. M9:14 So John's disciples came to him and asked: "Why is it that we L5:33 (The disciples of John) fast frequently and offer supplications, and so do those (disciples) of the Pharisees m2:18c practice fasting, L5:33c but yours eat and drink m2:18c and do not practice fasting?" m2:19 Jesus said to them; "While the bridegroom is with his friends they cannot fast, can they? So long as they are with the bridegroom they cannot fast M9:15 they have no reason to grieve .. do they? L5:35 Yet days will come when the bridegroom will indeed be taken away from them; then they will fast (grieve) in those days,"
L5:36 He went on further to give an illustration to them: "No one cuts a patch of new m2:21 un-shrunk L5:36c outer garment m2:21 cloth L5:36c and sews in onto an old m2:21c shrunken L5:36c outer garment m2:21c cloth L5:36c if he does, then in time the material patch on the new garment tears away not binding to it m2:21 and the tear becomes worse.
L5:37 Also no one puts new wine into old wine skins; if he does, then the new wine will burst the wineskins, it will spill out and the wineskin will be ruined. m2:22 The wine is lost as well as the skins. M9:17 But people put new wine into new wineskins and both are secured. L5:39 People that have drunk from the old wine are not willing to drink the new; because they say, 'The old is nice.'"
Spring 31, Judea,
Jesus preaches in synagogues.
L4:44 And so he carried on preaching in the synagogues of Judea. J5:1 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and so Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
April 31, Jerusalem,
Jesus cures man at Bethzatha pool on the Sabbath, Resurrection to life or judgement, Two witnesses John and miraculous works.
J5:2 Now in Jerusalem near the sheepgate there is a pool called in Hebrew Bethsatha with five colonnades. J5:3 In these many sick, blind, lame and paralysed, were lying down. J5:5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. J5:6 Jesus on seeing this man lying down, and knowing how long it had been said to him: "Would you like to be made well?" J5:7 The invalid man answered him: "Sir, I do not have any one to plunge me into the pool when the water is agitated; But while I am making my way someone else steps down before me." J5:8 Jesus said to him: "Get up, lift up your mattress and start walking." J5:9 Immediately the man became sound in health, and he picked up his mattress and began walking. Now that day was a Sabbath. J5:10 So the Jews said to the cured man: "It is the Sabbath, and it is against the law for you to carry the mattress." J5:11 But he answered them: "The one that made me sound in health said to me, 'Pick up your mattress and start walking." J5:12 So they asked him: "Who is this man that told you to, 'Pick it up and walk with it'?" J5:13 But the cured man did not know who he was, for Jesus had merged into the crowd that was present there.
J5:14 Later Jesus found him in the temple and said to him: "Look, you have been made well so do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you." J5:15 The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus that had cured him. J5:16 Therefore the Jews went harassing Jesus, because he was doing these things during the Sabbath. J5:17 But he answered them: "My Father continues working, and so I continue working." J5:18 Because of this the Jews now began seeking to kill him, because he not only kept working on the Sabbath but he also called God his own Father, making himself equal to God.
J5:19 Therefore, in answer, Jesus went on to say to them: "I tell you truthfully, the Son cannot do anything of his own originality, but whatever things he observes the Father doing these things the Son copies. J5:20 The Father loves the Son and shows him all the things he will do, and will show him even greater things, things that will amaze you. J5:21 Just as the Father raises up the dead and gives life to them, so likewise the Son also makes alive those he wishes.
J5:22 Neither is the Father judging anyone, but all the judging he has given to the Son, J5:23 in order that all may show respect for the Son just as they show respect for the Father. The one not showing respect for the Son does not respect the Father who sent him. J5:24 In all truth I tell you, the one that listens to my words and believes in the one who sent me, will have everlasting life, and will not come up to be judged, but will come out of death into life.
J5:25 "I tell all of you truthfully, The time is coming, and it is now, when dead ones will hear the voice of the Son of God and those listening will live. J5:26 For just as the Father has within himself life, so also He has given to the Son to have this life within himself J5:27 and authority to do judging he has given to him, because he became the son of a man. J5:28 Do not be amazed at this, because the time is coming in which all those in the grave will hear his voice J5:29 and come out those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practised bad things to a resurrection of judgement.
J5:30 I cannot do a single thing of my own originality, according to how I am instructed, I will judge; and that judgement that I render is just, because I pursue not my own objectives, but the objective of the one that sent me. J5:31 "If I alone testify about myself, my statement is not proved as fact. J5:32 There is another one that gives witness about me, and I know that the statements which he testifies about me are true. J5:33 You sent representatives to John, and he has testified to the truth. J5:34 However, I do not receive only testimony from a man, I am telling you these things in order that you might be rescued.
J5:35 That man (John) was a shining, burning lamp, and you were willing to enjoy his light during his hour. J5:36 But I have a witness greater than that of John, for the very tasks that my Father assigned to me to accomplish, these very tasks themselves that I perform testify about me, that the Father has sent me. J5:37 Also, the Father having sent me has himself testified about me. You have neither heard his voice nor seen his form at any time; J5:38 and his words you do not accept, because his spokesman who he sent to you, you do not believe.
J5:39 "You are searching the scriptures, because you think that by means of them you will have everlasting life; and these are the very thing that bear witness about me. J5:40 And yet you do not want to come to me so that you may have life. J5:41 I do not accept men's praises, J5:42 for I know only too well that you do not have love of God in you. J5:43 I have come in my Fathers name, but you do not receive me; if someone arrived in his own name you would accept him. J5:44 How can you believe when you are accepting praises from one another and not seeking praise from the only God?"
J5:45 Don't think I will accuse you to the Father; the one that accuses you is Moses, the one in whom you have put your hope. J5:46 In fact if you believed Moses you would believe me for that one wrote about me. J5: 47 But if you do not believe the writings of that one, how will you believe the things I say?"
L6:1 Now on a certain (M specific) Sabbath day Jesus was passing through grain fields, M12:1 and his disciples were hungry and started plucking and eating the heads of grain, L6:1c rubbing them with their hands. L6:2 At this some of the Pharisees said: "Why are you (M your disciples) doing what is illegal to do on Sabbaths?" L6:3 Jesus answered them: "Have you never read the very thing David did when m2:25 he was in need when he and the men with him got hungry? M2:26 How in the account about Abiather the chief priest L6:4c he entered into the house of God and received the loaves of presentation and ate and gave some to the men with him, which it is illegal for any to eat except for the priests?" M12:5 Or, have you not read in the Law that on Sabbaths the priests in the temple treat the Sabbath day as not sacred and continue guiltless?
M12:6 But I tell you that something greater than the temple is here, m2:27 and he went on to say to them: "For man's sake the Sabbath day came into existence, and not man for the sake of the Sabbath. m2:28 Therefore the Son of a man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. L6:5 Lord of the Sabbath is what the Son of a man is." M12:7 However if you had understood what it means, 'I prefer compassion to sacrifice' it is unlikely you would have condemned the innocent ones. M12:8 For Lord of the Sabbath is what the Son of a man is."
May? 31, Galilee,
Jesus heals man's hand on Sabbath, Pharisees seek to kill him.
L6:6 During the course of another Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and began teaching. There was a man present whose right hand was wasted away. L6:7 The Scribes and Pharisees were now closely watching him to see whether he would cure m3:2 this man on the Sabbath day, in order that they might L6:7c find some legal way to accuse him. M12:10 So they asked him, "Is it legal to cure on the Sabbath day?" M12:11 He said to them: "Who out of you men that has a sheep, if it fell into a hole on the Sabbath day, would not get hold of it and pull it out? M12:12 How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! So is it legal to do good things on the Sabbath day,"
L6:8 Although knowing their intentions, he still said to the man with the wasted hand: m3:3 "Get up and come L6:8c and stand in the centre." So standing up he took his position. L6:9 Then Jesus said to them: "I ask you men, is it legal on the Sabbath day to do a good deed or to do a bad deed, to save a life or destroy it?" m3:4 But they kept silent L6:10 and so after looking round at them all, m3:5 and becoming thoroughly pained at their hard hearted attitude. In anger L6:10c he said to the man: "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was restored M12:13 as sound as the other hand.
L6:11 But they became furious, and began to discuss with one another what they could do to Jesus. M12:14 The Pharisees went outside and m3:6 immediately began holding council with the party followers of Herod M12:14c against him so that they might destroy him." M12:15 Jesus knowing this withdrew from there m3:7 with his disciples to the sea: and a large crowd from Galilee and Judea followed him. m3:8 Even from Jerusalem and Idumea and from across the Jordan and from around the Tyre and Sidon area, came masses of people because they had heard about the things he was doing.
m3:9 So he ordered his disciples to have a small boat continually available for him to use in order to avoid being crushed by the crowd. m3:10 He cured many, and people with afflictions would fall down before him in order to touch him, M12:15c and he cured them all. M12:16 But he told them sternly not to reveal what he had done M12:17 in order that there might be fulfilled the things spoken through Isaiah the prophet who said: M12:18 Look! My son whom I chose, the one I love, I am well pleased with him; I shall put my power upon him, and he will announce my judgements to the nations. M12:19 He will not wrangle nor shout out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the main streets. M12:20 He will not crush a bruised reed, and no smouldering wick will he extinguish, until he pushes the judgement into victory. M12:21 In his name nations will hope." m3:11 And the corrupt spirits when ever they saw him fell before him crying out "You are the Son of God." m3:12 And many times he warned them not to reveal this.
May 31 to Summer 31, near Capernaum.
Twelve Apostles are chosen, first preaching tour of Galilee with Apostles.
L6:12 During those days Jesus went up into the mountain to pray and he continued in prayer to God throughout the night. L6:13 When it had become day light he called to him (all) his disciples, m3:13 and called over to him those ones he wanted and they separated to his side. (18 months after his baptism) m3:14 These he formed into a group of twelve whom he also called apostles (envoys). In order that they might remain with him and that he might send them out to make pronouncements m3:15 along with the authority to expel demons.
m3:16 And the group of twelve that he formed were L6:14 Simon, whom he also m3:16c named Peter, L6:14c and Andrew his brother, and James m3:17 the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, he also gave these the name Boanerges, which means sons of thunder, L6:14c and Philip and Bartholomew, L6:15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James (the son) of Alphaeus, m3:18 and Thaddaeus (also called at L6:16 Judas the son of James) and Simon the Cananaean L6:15c who is called "the zealous one," and Judas Iscariot, who turned traitor m3:19 and later betrayed him.
Summer? 31, mountain near Capernaum,
Jesus gives sermon on the mount.
L6:17 Having come down with them he stationed himself on a level place, and there was a great crowd of his disciples, and a great mass of people from all of Judea, Jerusalem and the maritime country of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and be healed of their sicknesses. L6:18 And those troubled with unclean spirits were cured. L6:19 And all the crowd were seeking to touch him, because power was going out of him and healing them all.
M5:1 Surveying the crowds he went up the hill; and after sitting down his disciples came up to him. L6:20 Looking at his disciples M5:2 he opened his mouth and began teaching them saying:
M5:3 "Fortunate now are those destitute spiritually, because for them is the Kingdom of the heaven.
M5:4 "Fortunate now are the grieving ones, because they will be comforted.
M5:5 "Fortunate now are the gentle ones, since they will inherit the earth.
M5:6 "Fortunate now are those hungering and thirsting for true justice, since they will be satisfied.
L6:21 "Fortunate now are you who cry, because you will laugh.
M5:7 "Fortunate now are those who show mercy, as they will be shown mercy.
M5:8 "Fortunate now are the good hearted, as they will see God.
"Fortunate now M5:9 are the peacekeepers, as they will be called 'sons of God'.
M5:10 "Fortunate now are those persecuted because they are just, as the Kingdom of the heavens is theirs.
L6:22 "Fortunate now are you whenever people hate, M5:11 reproach, and harass you, L6:22c and whenever they exclude you, reproach you and M5:11c lyingly say every sort of terrible thing against you because of me. L6:23 Be glad in that day and leap M5:12 for joy for your reward will be great in heaven, L6:23c for these are the same things their forefathers used to do to the prophets M5:12c before you.
L6:24 "But bad news for you rich persons, because you are having your fill of comforts.
L6:25 "Bad news you who are well fed now, because you will go hungry.
"Bad news for you who are happy now because you will sorrow and cry.
L6:26 "Bad news for you whenever all the people praise you. Because these same things are what the false prophets did to their forefathers.
L6:27 "But to those listening I tell you, continue to love your enemies and do good to those hating you, L6:28 bless those cursing you, pray for those who are insulting you. L6:29 To him that strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also; and from him that takes away your outer garment, do not withhold even the undergarment. L6:30 Give to everyone asking you, and from the one taking your things away do not request back.
M7:12 Therefore everything that you want people to do to you, you must also do to them; this is in fact what the Law and the prophets means. L6:32 "For if you love those loving you, of what credit is that to you? For even criminals love those loving them. L6:33 So if you only do good to those doing good to you, really what credit is that to you? Even criminals do the same. L6:34 Also, if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, of what credit is that to you? Even criminals lend to criminals that they may get back equally as much.
L6:35 Also continue to love your enemies, do good and lend without hoping for anything extra back; and you will be much rewarded, and you will become Sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. L6:36 Continue being forgiving, just as your father is forgiving.
M7:1 "Stop judging so that you may not be judged; M7:2 for in what judgements you use, so you will be judged; and with the rulings that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you.
L6:37 Stop condemning, and you will never be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
L6:38 Practice giving, and people will give to you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together and overflowing will be given into your lap. For the measure that your measuring out, is what they will measure out in return to you."
L6:39 He then also spoke an illustration to them: "A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Both will fall into a pit, will they not? L6:40 A pupil is not above his teacher, but everyone that is perfectly instructed will become like his teacher.
L6:41 Why do you look at the speck of saw dust that is in your brother's eye, but do not see the rafter that is in your own eye? L6:42 How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, allow me to extract the speck of saw dust that is in your eye,' while you do not even see the rafter that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First extract the rafter from your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly how to extract the speck that is in your brothers eye.
M7:15 "Be wary of false prophets that come to you in sheep's clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. M7:16 By there fruits you will recognise them. People never gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles, do they? M7:17 Likewise every good tree produces good fruit, but every rotten tree produces useless fruit; M7:18 A good tree cannot bear useless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce good fruit. M7:19 Every tree not producing good fruit gets cut down and thrown into the fire. M7:20 So in reality, you will recognise them by their fruits. L6:44 For each tree is known for its own fruit. People do not gather figs out of thorns, nor do they cut grapes from a thorn bush.
L6:45 A good man produces good things out of the treasure of his good heart, but an evil man produces what is bad out of his corrupt treasure; for his mouth speaks from what fills his heart.
L6:46 "So why then, do you call me 'Lord and master!' when you do not do the things I tell you? M 7:21 "Not everyone saying to me, 'Lord and master' will gain entry into the Kingdom of the heavens, but the one carrying out the objectives of my Father who is in the heavens will. M7:22 Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord and master, did we not prophesy in your name, and exorcise demons in your name, and perform many powerful acts in your name?' M7:23 And at that time I will declare to them: I never knew you! Get away from me, you frauds.
L6:47 I will explain to you what a person is like who comes to me and listens to my words and acts on them: M7:24 "Everyone that hears these statements of mine and obeys them is like a prudent man, L6:48 who dug down deep and laid a foundation upon the bedrock M7:25 and built his house. M7:25 And when the rain poured down and the (L6:48 river) floods came and (L6:48 dashed against the house) and the winds blew and lashed against the house L6:48 it was not strong enough to shake it M7:25c and it did not cave in, L6:48c it being so well built M7:25c because it had its foundations on the bedrock. M7:26 On the other hand, everyone hearing these statements of mine and not carrying them out them will be like a stupid man, who built his house on sand L6:49 with no foundation. M7:27 So when the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and struck against the house it caved in, and was completely destroyed.
M5:13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt losses its strength, how will its saltiness be restored? It's strength gone it is no longer use able for any thing but to be thrown outside and people trampled on.
M5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city cannot be hid when located on the top of a hill. M5:15 When people light a lamp they do not put it under a measuring basket, but upon the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. M5:16 So also let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and give praise to your father who is in the heaven.
M5:17 "Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the prophets. I came not to destroy it but to complete it; M5:18 for truly I tell you heaven and earth would come to an end before one letter or part of a letter passes away from the law before everything takes place. M5:19 Whoever puts aside one of these least commandments and teaches mankind to that effect, he will be summonsed last in relation to the Kingdom of the heavens. As for anyone who acts on them and teaches them, this one will be summonsed first in relation to the Kingdom of the heavens. M5:20 For I tell you that if your own good wisdom does not show itself more and better than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of the heavens.
M5:21 "You heard it was said to those of ancient times, 'You must not murder; and whoever does commit a murder will answer to the courts of justice.' M5:22 However, I say to you everyone who remains angry with his brother will answer to the courts of justice; and whoever slanders his brother will answer to the supreme Court; whereas whoever says, 'You moron! will be liable to the Gehenna fire.
M5:23 "If when your bringing your gift to the alter you remember that your brother holds something against you, M5:24 leave your gift in front of the alter, go away and first make peace with your brother, then when you come back, offer your gift.
M5:25 "Try settling matters quickly with the one complaining against you at law, while you are on the way to court with him, so that the complainant may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the court guard, so that you get thrown into prison. M5:26 I tell you for a fact, You will certainly not come out until you have paid over every last penny.
M5:27 "You heard it was said, 'You must not commit adultery.' M5:28 But I say to you that every one that keeps on looking at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. M5:29 If, that right eye of yours is causing you problems, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better for part of you to be lost than for your whole body to be thrown into Gehenna. M5:30 Again, if your right hand is giving you problems, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to end up in Gehenna.
M5:31 "Also is was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' M5:32 However, I say to you that every one divorcing his wife, except on a statement of fornication, subjects her to adultery, and whoever this divorced woman marries commits adultery.
M5:33 "Again you heard it was said to those of ancient times, 'You must not swear an oath falsely, but you must carry out your vows to Yhwh.' M5:34 However, I tell you: Never swear an oath, by heaven because it is Gods throne; M5:35 nor by earth because it is his footstool for his feet; nor by Jerusalem because it is the city of the great king. M5:36 Nor by your head must you swear an oath, because you cannot turn one hair white or black. M5:37 Just let your word Yes mean Yes and your No mean No; for the corrupt person swears an oath by things in excess of these.
M5:38 "You heard that it was said 'Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.' M5:39 However, I tell you: Do not fight bad people; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other also to him. M5:40 And if a person wants to take you to court to get possession of your inner garment, let him have your outer garment also. M5:41 And if someone under authority impresses you into service for a mile go with him two miles. M5:42 Give to the one asking, and do not turn away one that wants to borrow from you.
M5:43 "You heard it was said 'You must love your neighbour and hate your enemy.' M5:44 However I say to you: love your enemies and to pray for those harassing you; M5:45 so that you prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon bad people and good and makes it rain upon just people and unjust. M5:46 For if you love those loving you what reward can you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same thing? M5:47 And if you acknowledge your brothers only, what extraordinary thing are you doing? Do not the peoples of the nations do the same thing? M5:48 You would then be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
M6:1 "Take good care not to practice self righteousness in front of people to be observed by them; otherwise you will receive no rewards from your Father who is in the heavens. M6:2 Hence when you forgive others, do not blow your own trumpet, just as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men, Truly I tell you, they are receiving there full reward. M6:3 But when you forgive, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, M6:4 so that your forgiving may be in secret; then your Father who is looking on in secret will repay you.
M6:5 "Also when you pray you should not be as the hypocrites: because they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners so as to be visible to people. Truly I tell you, they are receiving there full reward. M6:6 You however, when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father in secret; then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. M6:7 But when praying do not say the same things over and over again, just as the peoples of the nations do, for they think they will get heard because of there use of many words. M6:8 So, do not make yourselves like them, for God your Father knows what things you need before ever you ask him.
M6:9 "Pray this way: 'Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. M6:10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your objective take place on the earth also in heaven. M6:11 Give us our bread for today; M6:12 and forgive us our legal dues, as we also have forgiven those who owe us. M6:13 And do not test us, but rescue us from wicked ones.' M6:14 "Because if you let people off their wrong doing to you, your heavenly Father will also let you off; M6;15 but if you do not let people off of their wrong doing to you, neither will your Father let you off your wrong doing.
M6:16 "When your fasting, do not look like the miserable hypocrites who distort their faces so that they appear to people to be fasting. Truthfully I tell you, they are getting their full reward. M6:17 But when you fast, oil your head and wash your face, M6:18 So that you do not appear to be fasting to other people, but to your Father who is in secrecy; so that your Father who is looking on in secrecy will repay you.
M6:19 "Stop saving up treasures for yourselves on earth where moth and rust consume and thieves break in and steal. M6:20 Rather save up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and thieves do not break in and steal. M6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
M6:22 "The lamp of the body is the eye. If then your eye is true, as a person you will be illuminated; M6:23 but if your eye is corrupt, as a person you will be in darkness. If therefore the light in you is in darkness, how great that darkness is!
M6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for he will either hate one and love the other, or he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and the god of riches. M6:25 "Because of this I tell you: Stop worrying about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Is not life more than just food and the person more than clothing? M6:26 Carefully observe the birds of the sky, they do not sow seed or reap and gather into storehouses; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? M6:27 Who of you by worrying can add one hour to his life?
M6:28 Also, why are you worrying about clothing,? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; They do not work, nor do they spin; M6:29 but I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these. M6:30 If now, God clothes the growths of the field, which are here today and the next are thrown into the incinerator, will he not much rather cloth you ones of little trust? M6:31 So never worry saying, 'What are we to eat? or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?' M6:32 For all those things the nations are eagerly pursuing. For your heavenly Father knows you need these things.
M6:33 "Keep on then seeking first the Kingdom and his good wisdom and all these things will be added to you. M6:34 Never worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough troubles of it own.
M7:6 "Keep on asking, and it will be given to you; Keep on seeking, and you will find; Keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you. M7:8 For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened.
M7:9 Or who is the man among you who when his son asks for bread, he will not hand him a stone, will he? M7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not hand him a snake, will he? M7:11 If therefore although you are bad, you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly father who is in the heavens give good gifts to those asking him?
M7:13 "Enter through the narrow entrance; because large and wide is the entrance leading off into destruction, and many are the ones passing through it; M7:14 whereas narrow is the entrance and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are the ones finding it.
M7:28 Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astonished at his way of teaching; M7:29 for he was teaching with an authority, and not as their scribes. L7:1 When he had completed all his statements to the people in the audience M8:1 he come down from the mountain and great crowds followed him.
Summer? 31, Capernaum,
Jesus heals army officers servant.
L7:1c Entering into Capernaum, L7:2 a centurion army officers servant, who was valued highly, was ill and close to death. L7:3 When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to request him to come and save his servant. L7:4 Those that came to Jesus appealed earnestly to him, saying: "He is worthy of having you do this for him, L7:5 for he loves our people and it was he who built the synagogue for us." L7:6 So Jesus went with them.
M8:5 When he had entered into Capernaum, cL7:6 and got near to the house, the army officer who had already sent his friends to him M8:5c came to him, entreating him M8:6 saying "Sir my manservant is laid up in the house with paralysis, in terrible pain." M8:7 He said to him; "When I get there I will cure him." M8:8 The centurion replied L7:6 "Sir, do not trouble yourself, for I am not fit to have you enter in under my roof. L7:7 For this reason I did not presume myself worthy to come to you. But just say the word, and let my servant be healed. L7:8 For I too am a man placed in authority, having soldiers under me, and I tell to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my servant, 'Do this!' and he does it."
L7:9 When Jesus heard these things he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him said: M8:10 "I tell you the truth I have found no one in Israel with so much faith." M8:11 But I tell you many will come from the east and west and sit at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob at the Kingdom of the heavens; M8:12 while the heirs to the Kingdom will be thrown into darkness outside where their crying and grinding of teeth will be. M8:13 Then Jesus said to the army officer; "Go. let it happen for you, just as it is according to your faith." And the manservant was healed in that hour. L7:10 When those that had been sent out got back to the house, they found the servant in good health.
Summer? 31, Galilee,
Jesus resurrects widows only son. John sends messengers to Jesus. John declared to be the greatest servant of God until then.
L7:11 Following this he travelled to a city called Nain, along with his disciples and a large crowd travelling with him. L7:12 As he got near the city gate, see there was a dead man being carried out, the only son of his mother, who was also a widow. A considerable crowd from the city was with her. L7:13 When the Lord caught sight of her, he was moved with sympathy for her, and he said to her: "Stop crying!" L7:14 and coming forward he touched the coffin carrier, and the bearers stood still, he said: "Young man, I tell you to Get up!" L7:15 And the dead man sat up and started to speak, and he handed him back to his mother. L7:16 Now fear took hold of them all, and they began to praise God, saying: "A great prophet has stood up among us," and "God has turned his attention to his people." L7:17 Now this news concerning him spread out into all Judea and the surrounding country.
L7:18 Now John's disciples reported to him all these things. M11:2 So while John was in prison he heard about these works of the Christ. L7:19 Summoning two of his disciples he sent them to the Lord to ask: "Are you the coming one or are we to expect a different one? L7:20 When they came up to him these men said: "John the Baptist dispatched us to you to ask, "Are you the coming one or are we to expect another?" L7:21 In that hour he cured many of sickness and serious diseases and of corrupt spirits, giving many blind people the power of sight. L7:22 He answered them in this way. "When you get back, report to John what you have seen and heard: the blind are receiving sight, the lame are walking, the lepers are being cleansed and the deaf are hearing, the dead are being raised up, the poor are being told the good news. L7:23 Fortunate are those who do not find a problem with me."
L7:24 When the messengers of John had left, he started to talk to the crowds about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed being tossed by the wind? L7:25 What then, did you go to see? A man dressed in soft outer robes? Why, those M11:8 wearing soft garments L7:25c of magnificent dress live in luxury in royal houses. L7:26 So then, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, and I tell you far more than a prophet. M11:10 This is the one about who it is written, 'Look! I myself am sending out my messenger to face you, who will prepare the way for you.' (Mal 3:1) M11:11 Truthfully I tell you, there has not been born of women any greater than John the Baptist; but the least important person in the heavenly Kingdom of God is greater in rank than he is." M11:12 "Because from the days of John the Baptist until right now the Kingdom of the heavens is moving forward, and those pushing forward are seizing it. M11:13 For all the prophets and the Law, prophesied until John; M11:14 and if you will except it, he is Elijah who was destined to come.' M11:15 The one who has ears let him listen. L7:29 So all the people and the tax collectors, who had been baptised with John's baptism when they heard this, declared God to be right and just. L7:30 But the Pharisees and those learned in the law, disregarded this counsel from God to them, as they had not been baptised by him.
L7:31 "With who can I compare the people of this generation, and who are they like? L7:32 They are like children sitting in a market place shouting out to one another, saying, 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance; we wailed but you did not weep or M11:17 beat yourselves in grief.' L7:33 Likewise John the Baptist came neither eating nor drinking, but you people say, 'He has a demon.' L7:34 The son of man has come eating and drinking, but you people say, 'Look! A gluttonous man and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' M11:19 So was wisdom proved by all its offspring?"
M11:20 He then began to reprimand the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place because they did not repent: M11:21 "Bad news to you Chorazin! Bad news to you, Bethsaida! Because if the works of power that took place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes. M11:22 Also I tell you, it will be stronger for Tyre and Sidon in the period of Judgement than for you. M11:23 And you Capernaum, will not be exalted toward heaven to Hades you will be brought down; because if the works of power that took place in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have lasted until this very day. M11:24 Therefore I tell you people, the land of Sodom will be in a stronger position in the Judgement period than you."
M11:25 At the appointed time Jesus communicated: "I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intellectual ones and have revealed them to babes. M11:26 Yes, because to do so was the way approved by my Father. M11:27 All things have been given over to me by my Father, and no one understands the Son accurately if they do not (know) the Father, neither does any one fully and accurately know the Father if they do not (know) the Son, who the Son is willing to reveal to any wanting him to. M11:28 Come to me all you who are working and burdened down, and I will refresh you, M11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am mild tempered and soft hearted, and you will find refreshment for yourselves. M11:30 For my yoke is kindly and my load is light."
Summer? 31, Galilee,
Jesus feet washed, illustration of debtors.
L7:36 One of the Pharisees kept asking Jesus to dine with him. So he entered into the house of this Pharisee and reclined at his table. L7:37 Now a woman who was known in the city to be a sinner, learned that he was taking a meal in the house of the Pharisee, so she brought an alabaster case of perfumed oil, L7:38 and, standing behind him close to his feet, she wept and started to wet his feet with her tears and she would wipe them off with the hair of her head. Also she tenderly kissed his feet and greased them with the perfumed oil.
L7:39 At this sight the Pharisee that had invited him, said to himself: "If this man were a prophet he would know who and what kind of woman it is that is touching him, that she is a sinner."
L7:40 Jesus spoke up saying to him: "Simon, I have something to say to you." "Teacher" he replied "Speak!" L7:41 "Two men were in debt to a certain creditor; one was in debt for five hundred denarii ($15,000?) and the other for fifty. ($1,500?) L7:42 When they could not repay him, he willingly cancelled both their debts. Which of them will appreciate him most?" L7:43 Simon answered: "I suppose the one for whom he cancelled the larger debt." He said to him: "You have judged correctly."
L7:44 At that he turned to the woman and said to Simon: "Do you see this woman? When I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet. But this woman bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. L7:45 You gave me no (greeting) kiss; but this woman from the time I came in, has not stopped intently kissing my feet. L7:46 You did not give oil to grease my head; but this woman greased my feet with perfumed oil. L7:47 Because of her act of thanks, I tell you, her sins, although they are many, are cancelled because she cared so much; but the one who has little cancelled, cares little." L7:48 Then he said to her: "Your sins are cancelled." L7:49 At this those reclining at the table with him started to say to themselves: "Who is this man who even cancels sins?" L7:50 But he said to the woman: "Your faith has kept you safe; go your way in peace."
SECOND TOUR OF GALILEE WITH 12 APOSTLES
Period Autumn 31 to spring 32
Second teaching tour with the twelve apostles, Jesus instructs on the unforgivable sin and the sign of Jonah.
L8:1 Later on he went travelling from town to town and from village to village, preaching and declaring the good news of the Kingdom of God, and the twelve accompanied him, L8:2 and some women that had been cured of wicked spirits and various illnesses. Mary the one called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had been expelled, L8:3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's personal assistant, and Susanna and many other women, who were ministering and serving to them from their personal possessions.
m3:19 When he went into a house, m3:20 once again the crowds gathered, so much so that they were not even able to eat a meal. M12:22 Then some brought to him a demon-possessed man, blind and dumb; and he cured him, so that he could see and speak. M12:23 Well, the crowds were amazed and began to say: "Could not this one be the Son of David?" m3:21 When his relatives heard about this, they tried to restrain him saying: "He doesn't know what he's saying."
M12:24 On hearing this, the Pharisees m3:22 and also the scribes that had came from Jerusalem were saying: "He has Beelzebub" M12:24c "This fellow does not expel the demons except by the authority of Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons."
M12:25 Knowing their thoughts, m3:23 after calling them to him, he began to say with illustrations: "How can Satan expel Satan?" M12:25c "Every Kingdom m3:24 that becomes divided against itself that kingdom cannot stand m3:25 and if a (city) or house becomes divided against itself m3:25 that house will not be able to stand. M12:26 In the same way, m3:26 if Satan has risen up against himself, cM12:26 and Satan expels Satan, he has become divided against himself; m3:26 he cannot stand it is his end. cM12:26 How, then will his kingdom stand? M12:27 Moreover, if I expel demons by means of Beelzebub, by means of whom do your progeny expel? Because of this they will be judges of you. M12:28 But if it is by means of Gods spirit that I expel the demons, the Kingdom of God has really overtaken you. M12:29 Or again, how can anyone rob the house of a strong man and steal his property, without first tying up the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.
M12:30 The one that is not for me is against me, and the one that does not collect with me scatters. M12:31 "Because truly I tell you; Every type of sin and insult of people will be cancelled, m3:28 no matter what sins or insults they blasphemously commit. M12:31c But blasphemy against the spirit will not be cancelled. m3:29 If any of those who may possibly be going to have the holy spirit blasphemes it, he has no cancelling in this period of time, but is accountable for everlasting sin. M12:32 For example whoever speaks a word against the Son of a man, it will be cancelled for him; but whoever drags down the holy spirit by speaking against it, it will not be cancelled for him, no, not in this period of time or in the one to come.
M12:33 "Either you make the tree fine and its fruit fine or you make the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for by its fruitage the tree is recognised. M12:34 Offspring of vipers, how can you speak good things, when you are wicked? For out of what fills the heart the mouth speaks. M12:35 The good man out of his good treasure sends out good things, whereas the wicked man out of his corrupt treasure sends out corrupt things. M12:36 I tell you that every negative statement that men speak, they will render an account concerning during the Judgement period; M12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." m3:30 This he said because they were saying: "He has an unclean spirit."
M12:38 Then in answer to him some of the Scribes and Pharisees said: "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you." M12:39 He replied to them: "A corrupt and adulterous generation keeps on seeking for a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. M12:40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of the huge fish three days and three nights, so the Son of a man will be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
M12:41 Men of Niniveh will be resurrected in the judgement period with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented at what Jonah preached, but look! something greater than Jonah is here. M12:42 The queen of the south will be resurrected in the judgement period with this generation and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but look! something greater than Solomon is here.
M12:43 "When a corrupt spirit comes out of a man it wonders through arid places in search of a resting place, and finding none, M12:44 it says, 'I shall go back to my house out of which I came'; and on returning it finds it unoccupied but swept clean and decorated. M12:45 So it goes and brings along seven different spirits more corrupt than itself, and having got inside, they live there; and the final situation of that man became worse than at first. That is how it will be also with this corrupt generation."
M12:46 While he was speaking to the crowds, see! his mother and his brothers were standing outside seeking to speak to him. L8:19 Unable to get to him because of the crowd, m3:32 sitting all around him. m3:31 they sent (a message) in to him to call him. L8:20 So it was reported to him: "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside wanting to see you." M12:48 In reply to the one telling him he said: "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" m3:34 and looking about at those sitting around him in a circle, M12:49 and extending his hand toward his disciples he said: "Look! My mother and my brothers! L8:21 "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it." M12:50 For whoever carries out the directives of my Father who is in heaven this one is my brother, and sister, and mother."
Autumn? 31, Sea of Galilee,
Jesus gives illustrations of, Sower, Weeds, Mustered Grain, Flour Yeast, Treasure, Pearls, Dragnet, Lamp.
M13:1 On that day Jesus having come out of the house, was sitting by the sea; m4:1 and he again started teaching, and a great crowd L8:4 had collected together with those that went with him from city to city m4:1c and they were closing in on him, so that he got into a boat and sat down out on the sea M13:1c while all the crowd remained standing on the shore.
Illustration of Sower
m4:2 So he began to teach them many things with illustrations and to say to them in his teachings m4:3 "Listen. look L8:5 a sower went out to sow his seed. Well, as he was sowing some of it fell alongside the road and was trampled down, and the birds of the sky came and ate it up. L8:6 Some other seed landed upon M13:5 stony ground where m4:5 it of course L8:6c did not have much soil, and immediately sprang up because of having no depth of soil, cL8:6 and, after sprouting, it dried up because of having no moisture. M13:6 When the sun rose they were scorched, and because they had no roots they dried up. L8:7 Some other seed fell among the thorns and these thorns grew up with it and choked it m4:7 and so it yielded no fruit. L8:8 Some other fell upon good soil and after sprouting, yield fruit M13:8 this thirtyfold, that sixty, another a hundred. cL8:8 As he said these things, he call out: "Let him that has ears to hear, listen."
Illustration of weeds sown.
M13:24 Another illustration he set out to them, saying: "The Kingdom of the heavens is like a man that had sown fine seed in his field. M13:25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and over sowed weeds in among the wheat, and left. M13:26 When it sprouted and produced fruit, then the weeds appeared also. M13:27 So the farmers servants came up and said, 'Master, were not fine seed sown in your field? Where then, do the weeds come from?' M13:28 He said to them, 'Mans enemy has done this.' They said to him: 'While you are away do you want us to go out and collect them?' M13:29 He said, 'No; because while collecting the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. M13:30 Leave them both to grow together until the harvest; and at the harvest time I will tell the harvesters, First collect the weeds and bind them in bundles ready to be burnt up, but the wheat you gather into my storehouse."
Illustration of mustard seed.
m4:30 He continued : "To what can we liken the Kingdom of God, or what illustration can we use as an example? M13:31 So he laid out another illustration for them, saying: "The Kingdom of the heavens is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and planted in his field. M13:32 This seed is in fact one of the tiniest of all the seeds m4:31 on the earth, cM13:32 but when it has grown it is the largest of the vegetables becoming a tree m4:32 producing great branches, M13:32c so that the birds of the sky come and nest among its branches m4:32c in its shadow.
Illustration of Yeast.
M13:33 Another illustration he told them: "The Kingdom of the heavens is like yeast, which a woman took and concealed inside three large measures of flour, until the whole lot fermented."
Illustration of hidden treasure.
M13:44 "The Kingdom of the heavens is like treasure hidden in a field, after finding it hidden, a man happily goes and sells what things he has to in order to buy that field.
Illustration of Pearls.
M13:45 "Again the Kingdom of the heavens is like a travelling merchant seeking fine pearls. M13:46 When he finds a pearl of high value, he goes and sells all the things he has to buy it.
M13:34 All these things Jesus said to the crowds in illustrations, m4:33 and by using many illustrations of this sort he would explain these concepts to them in as far as they were able to understand. M13:34c He wouldn't speak to them without an illustration M13:35 so there might be fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet who said: "I will open my mouth with illustrations, I will announce things that have been hidden since the setting up of the world." m4:34 But privately to his disciples he would explain all these things.
M13:36 After dismissing the crowd he went into the house, m4:10 and when there was only those ones around him who were the twelve they began questioning him on the illustrations. M13:10 These disciples came up and said to him: "Why is it you speak to them using illustrations?" M13:11 He answered them "To you it has been given to understand the sacred secrets of the Kingdom of the heavens but for the those people (and the rest) it is not granted, m4:11 to those outside everything is in illustrations, M13:13 and this is why I speak to them using illustrations L8:10 so that, although looking, they may look L8:10 in vain m:4:12 and not see, and though hearing, they may hear and yet not get the sense of its L8:10c meaning. m4:12c Never will they change (turn around) and be forgiven.
M13:14 Toward them the prophecy of Isaiah is having fulfilment, which says, 'By hearing, you will hear but by no means comprehend; and looking, you will look, but by no means understand. M13:15 For the heart of this people has grown thick, and with their ears they have heard with annoyance, and they have shut their eyes; that they might never see with their eyes or hear with their ears and get the sense of its meaning with their hearts and turn back, so that I may heal them.'
M13:16 "On the other hand, your eyes are privileged because they see, and your ears because they hear. M13:17 For I tell you in all truth, many prophets and wise men desired to see the things you are seeing but were unable to; and to hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them.
L8:9 So his disciples began to ask him what this illustration (of the sower) might mean. m4:13 And he said to them "If you do not understand this illustration (of the sower) how will you understand all the other illustrations M13:18 "So you listen to the illustration of the man that sowed."
Explanation of the sower illustration.
L8:11 Now the illustration (of the sower) means this: "The seed is God's information, m4:14 the sower scatters the information. L8:12 Those alongside the road m4:15 where the information is scattered L8:12c are ones that hear M13:19 the information about the Kingdom but fail to understand it, m4:15c so as soon as they have heard it Satan L8:12c the Devil, M13:19c the wicked one comes and snatches away what has been planted in his heart L8:12c in order that they may not believe and be saved.
m4:16 Likewise those scattered on rocky areas are the ones who, when they hear it, happily receive the information, but they have no root; m4;17 to them so they continue for a short while; then as soon as problems or pressures arise because of their being informed they M13:21 at once collapse, L8:13 and at a time of testing they pull out.
L8:14 As for that which fell among the thorns, these are the ones that have heard m4:18 the information L8:14c but, because of the anxieties M13:22 of this period in time with its deceptive power of cL8:14c riches, the pleasures of this life m4:19 and desires for all the rest of these things they make inroads cL8:14c, and are completely choked and bring nothing to fruition.
m4:20 As for the ones having been scattered on the fine soil, L8:15 these are the ones that, after listening to the information with an honest and good heart, m4;20 favourably receive it M13:23 and getting to understand it L8:15c retain it, and with endurance bear fruit M13:23c producing, some thirty times, others sixty, and another a hundred."
Explanation of the sown weeds illustration.
M13:36 His disciples said: "Explain to us the illustration of the weeds in the field." M13:37 In response he said: "The sower of the fine seed is the Son of a man. M13:38 The field is the world system; as for the fine seed, these are the Sons of the Kingdom; but the weeds are the Sons of the wicked one, M13:39 and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is a conclusion of a time period, and the harvesters are angels. M13:40 Therefore just as the weeds are collected to be burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the time period. M13:41 The Son of a man will send out his angels, and they will collect out from his Kingdom all things that cause crime and lawlessness, M13:42 and they will throw them into the furnace fire. There they will be crying and grinding their teeth. M13:43 At that time those with good wisdom will shine as brightly as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Let him that has ears listen.
M13:47 "Again the Kingdom of the heavens is like a dragnet lowered into the sea gathering up (fish) of every kind. M13:48 When it was full they hauled it up on to the beach and sitting down, they collected the fine (fish) into baskets, but the bad ones they threw out. M13:49 That is how it will be at the conclusion of the time period: the angels will go out and separate the corrupt from among those with good wisdom M13:50 and they will throw them into the furnace fire. Then there will be crying and grinding of teeth.
m4:21 And he went on to say to them: L8:16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it m4:21 under a measuring basket or under a bed does he? It is put upon a lamp stand is it not? L8:16 So that those entering may see with its light. m4:22 For there is nothing hidden that will not be shown up and exposed, neither has anything been carefully concealed L8:17 so that it will never become known or revealed. m4:23 Whoever has ears to listen, let him listen.
m4:24 So he said to them L8:18 "So, pay attention to how you listen m4:24 and to what you hear. In the way that you measure out, you will have measured out to you and it will be credited against you. m4:25 For to those who have, more will be given; but to those that do not have, L8:18c even what he thinks he has will be taken from him."
m4:26 So he want on to say: "So the Kingdom of God is just like when a man scatters seeds on the soil, m4:27 and sleeps at night and rises day after day, and the seed sprouts and grows tall, just how he does not know. m4:28 Of its self the ground bears fruit, first the grass-blade, then the stalk head, finally the full grain in the head. m4:29 When the grain has ripened, he immediately goes in with the sickle, because the harvest time has arrived." M13:51 "Did you understand all these things?" They said to him: "Yes." M13:52 So he said to them: "In that case, every instructor, when taught about the Kingdom of the heavens, is like the head man of a household, who distributes out of this savings store things new and things old." M13:53 When Jesus had finished these illustrations he moved on from there.
Autumn? 31, Sea Galilee,
Wind storm crossing the sea.
m4:35 On one particular day, L8:22 during the course of these days, m4:35c when evening was falling M8:18 Jesus having seen the size of the crowd around him, instructed that they should go to the other side. m4:36 So after they had dismissed the crowd L8:22c he and his disciples got into a boat, M8:18c and he gave the command to shove off L8:22c saying to them: "We will cross to the other side of the lake." So they set off m4:36c and other boats accompanied him. L8:23 As they were sailing he fell asleep, then a violent wind storm descended upon the lake, m:4:37 and the waves kept lashing into the boat, filling it and almost swamping it, L8:23c so being filled with (water) they were in danger. m4:38 But Jesus was in the stern sleeping upon a pillow. L8:24 Finally they went to him and woke him up saying: "Instructor, Instructor, M8:25 save us m4:38 are you not concerned that L8:24 we are about to perish!" Raising himself up, M8:26 he said to them: "Why are you afraid, do you have such little faith?" Then getting up he restrained the wind and the sea, m4:39 by saying: "Be silent and muzzled!" and the wind dropped L8:24c and the raging of the sea subsided, m4:39 and a great calm set in. m4:40 So he said to them: 'Why were you afraid? Do you not have any faith?" m4:41 But they were in great fear, M8:27 and amazed cL8:25 saying to each another: "Who really is this, M8:27 what kind of person is it L8:25c who gives orders to the winds and the sea and they obey him?"
Autumn? 31, Gadara, SE shore of the Sea of Galilee
Jesus expels demons into pigs.
m5:1 Having got to the other side of the sea L8:26 they put into shore in the country of the Gerasenes which is on the opposite side of the Galilee. L8:27 As he got out onto land M8:28 he was meet by two demon possessed men coming out from the grave yard L8:27c of the city. M8:28c So dangerously violent, that nobody had the courage to travel by that way. m5:2 One man was under the power of a corrupt spirit L8:29 who for over a long time had held him fast. L8:27c And for some considerable time he had not worn clothing, and he did not live in a house, but among the tombs. m5:3 No one could chain or restrain him m5:4 although he had repeatedly been bound with shackles and chains, L8:29 under guard. m5:4c But the chains were bust apart by him and the shackles smashed; L8:29 and he was driven by the demon into the deserted places m5:4c and nobody had the strength to subdue him. m5:5 Throughout the day and night, he would shout out from among the tombs and in the mountains slashing himself with stones.
m5:6 On catching sight of Jesus from a distance he ran and fell down before him, m5:7 and after crying out with a loud voice he said: "What have I got to do with you, Jesus Son of the most high God? M8:29 "Did you come here to torment us before the appointed time?" L8:28 I beg you not to torture me. m:5:7 I put you under oath by God not to torture me. L8:29 For he had been ordering the corrupt spirit to come out of the man. L8:30 Jesus asked him: "What's your name?" He said, "My name is legion," because many demons had entered into him. L8:31 And they kept pleading with him not to give orders for them to go into the abyss. m5:10 or to send the spirits out of the country. M8:30 A long way off L8:32 a herd containing a considerable number of pigs was feeding on the mountain; L8:32c so they pleaded with him to give them permission to enter into those; M8:31 saying: "If your throwing us out send us into the herd of pigs. m5:12 that we may enter into them." L8:32c So he gave them permission. M8:32 And said to them: "Go on then!" m5:13 At that the corrupt spirits L8:33 left the man and entered into the pigs, and the herd rushed over the cliff into the sea and drowned. m5:13 About two thousand of them drowned one after another in the sea. L8:34 When the herders saw what had happened, they ran away and reported it in the city and the country side. M8:33 Reporting everything, including the affair of the demon-possessed man. L8:36 And so those who had seen it explained to them m5:16 about the pigs L8:36c and how the demon-possessed man had been spared.
L8:35 Then all people M8:34: of the city L8:35c turned out to see what had happened, and they came to meet Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had come out, clothed and in sound mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus; and they became fearful. L8:37 So the crowds from the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were in great fear. M8:34 So they earnestly urged him to move out from their district.
Autumn? 31, Capernaum,
Jesus resurrects Jairus' daughter, woman healed by touch.
m5:21 After Jesus had crossed back in the boat to the opposite shore L8:40 the crowd received him kindly, for they were expecting him. M5:21c So while he was beside the sea a great crowd gathered and was pushing in on him; L8:41 And look! a man named Jairus came, and this man was a presiding officer of the synagogue. m5:22 On seeing Jesus L8:41c he fell down at his feet and began to plead with him to enter his house, L8:42 because his only daughter who was about twelve years old was dying. m5:23 Saying: "My young daughter is in an extremely bad condition. Will you please come and put your hands upon her so that she will get well and live."
M9:19 Then Jesus, got up and followed him: m5:24 going off with him M9:19c so also did his disciples. cL8:42 As he was going the crowds gathered round him, m5:24c and followed him pressing against him. L8:43 And a woman suffering haemorrhaging for twelve years, who had been unable to get a cure from anyone. m5:26 She had suffered much pain from many physicians and had spent all her money and had not received any benefits but rather, had got worse. m5:27 Having heard many things about Jesus, she came up in the crowd from the rear and L8:44 approaching Jesus from behind she touched the fringe of his outer garment, M9:21 for she kept saying to herself: "If I can only touch his outer garment I shall get well." L8:44c Instantly her haemorrhaging stopped, m5:29 as she sensed in her body that she had been healed of her affliction.
m5:30 At the same time Jesus sensed in himself that power had gone out of him so he turned around in the crowd and L8:45 said: "Who was it that touched me?" While they were all denying it, Peter said: "Instructor the crowds are hemming you in and pushing in on you m5:31 and you say, 'Who touched me?" L8:46 Yet Jesus said: "Someone touched me, for I felt power go out of me." m5:32 So he was looking around to see who had caused this. L8:47 Seeing that she had not escaped notice, the women came m5:33 frightened and trembling knowing what had happened to her and fell down before him and told him the whole truth L8:47c before all the people the reason why she had touched him and how she was healed instantly. L8:48 But he said to her: M9:22 "Take courage L8:48c daughter, your faith has saved you; go on your way in peace m5:34 and be in good health from your affliction" M9:22 So from that hour the woman became well.
m5:35 While Jesus was speaking, some men from the home of the presiding officer of the synagogue came and L8:49 a certain representative of his said: "Your daughter has died; so why bother the teacher any longer." M9:18 (Jairus) said (to Jesus): "My daughter has now died; but having already come put your hand upon her and she will live." m5:36 Jesus having already overheard what was said, told the presiding officer of the synagogue: "Have no fear, only exercise faith L8:50 and she will be saved."
m5:37 Now Jesus did not allow any to follow along with him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. M9:23 When he came into the rulers house and caught sight of the flute players and the crowd making a din, L8:52 people all weeping and beating them selves in grief for her m5:38 and wailing. m5:39 Jesus said "Why are you weeping and making so much din? L8:52c Stop weeping M9:24 and leave this place because the young child has not died but is sleeping" L8:53 At this they began to laugh at him in contempt, because they knew she had died. M9:25 As soon as the crowd had been sent outside, he went in m5:40 taking along the child's father and mother and those with him and went in to where the child was. m5:41 Taking the hand of the young child he said to her: "Talitha cumi" which translated, means: "Maiden, I tell you to Get up!" L8:55 And her spirit returned, and she got up immediately m5:42 and began walking, for she was twelve years old. And at once they were beside themselves with great ecstasy. L8:55c So he instructed that something be given her to eat m5:43 and ordered them many times to L8:56 tell no one what had happened. M9:26 Of course, the talk about this spread throughout all that region.
M9:27 As Jesus passed along from there, two blind men followed him, crying out saying: "Have mercy on us Son of David." M9:28 After he had gone into the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus asked them: "Do you believe that I can do this?" They answered: "Yes, Lord." M9:29 Then he touched their eyes saying: "So accordingly as to how you believe let it happen to you." M9:30 And their eyes received sight. However, Jesus sternly charged them, saying: "See that you let nobody know about it." M9:31 But after going out they broadcast about him in all that region.
M9:32 Now as they were leaving, see! people brought him a dumb man possessed of a demon; M9:33 and after the demon had been expelled the dumb man spoke. Well, the crowds were amazed and said: "Never has anything like this been seen in Israel." M9:34 But the Pharisees began to say: "It is by the ruler of the demons that he expels the demons."
Winter? 31, Nazareth,
Again Jesus unaccepted in his home town.
m6:1 Leaving there he came into his home territory m6:1 with his disciples following him m6:2 When it became Sabbath M13:54c he began to teach them in their synagogue, so that m6:2 the larger number of those listening were astounded and said: "Where did this man get these things? And why should such wisdom have been given this man, and such powerful works be performed through his hands? M13:55 Isn't this m6:3 the carpenter L13:55c the son of a carpenter? Isn't his mother called Mary, and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? M13:56 And his sisters, are they not all (m: here) with us? Where then, did this man get all these things?" M13:57 This caused them problems. But Jesus said to them: "A prophet is respected except in his home territory and among his relatives of his family." M13:58 And so he did not do many powerful works there on account of there disbelief, m6:5 except to lay his hands upon a few sickly ones and cure them. m6:6 Indeed he was amazed at their lack of faith.
THIRD TOUR OF GALILEE
Period Spring 32 to Passover, Galilee,
Jesus instructs 12 sends them on independent tour through the territory healing and teaching.
M9:35 And Jesus set out on a (m: circuit) tour of all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news about the Kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity. M9:36 When he saw the crowds he felt pity for them, because they were ripped off and, thrown about like sheep without a shepherd. M9:37 Then he said to his disciples: "Yes, the harvest is great, but the workers are few. M9:38 Therefore, beg the Master of the harvest to send out more workers into his harvest."
L9:1 He called (m: summoned) the twelve together and gave them power and authority over the M10:1 corrupt spirits, in order to expel them L9:1c and cure sicknesses M10:1c every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity. M10:2 The names of these twelve apostles are:
First Simon, the one called Peter,
And Andrew his brother,
And James the (son) of Zebedee,
And John his brother,
And Matthew the tax collector,
James the (son) of Alphaeus,
M10:4 Simon the Cananaean,
And Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed him.
L9:2 So he m6:7 initiated sending them out (M: these twelve) in pairs L9:2c to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal. L9:3 He gave them M10:5 these orders: "Do not go off the road into the nations and do not enter into a Samaritan city; M10:6 but instead go continually to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. M10:7 As you go along preach, saying 'The Kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.' M10:8 Cure sick people, raise up dead persons, make lepers clean, expel demons. You received free, give free. L9:3c "Take nothing for the trip, (m: except only a staff?) neither staff nor food pouch nor bread nor silver money M10:9: do not get gold, or copper for your belt purses; L9:3c neither two undergarments M10:10 or extra sandals (m6:9 or bound inner sandals) for the worker deserves his food.
m6:10 He further said to them M10:11 "Into whichever city or village you enter, seek out a worthwhile person and stay with them until you leave that place. M10:12 When you enter into a house, greet the household; M10:13 and if the household is deserving, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. M10:14 Wherever anyone does not invite you in or listen to you, L9:5 and wherever people do not welcome you, when you leave that house or city shake their dust off your feet." M10:15 For a fact I tell you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Judgement period than for that city.
M10:16 "Look now! I am sending you out as sheep amongst wolves: therefore make sure you are as cautious as serpents and yet innocent as doves. M10:17 Beware and on guard against men; because they will bring you before local courts, will beat you up in there synagogues. M10:18 And you will be dragged before governors and kings for a witness to them and the nations about me. M10:19 However, when they hand you over, do not be anxious about how or what you are to say; for at that time what you are to speak will be given to you; M10:20 for you will not be speaking, but the breath of your Father will speak through you. M10:21 A brother will hand over his brother to die, and a father his child, and children will stand against parents and cause them to be put to death. M10:22 Everybody will hate you because you represent my name; but the one that endures to the end will be saved. M10:23 When they pursue you in one city, flee to another, for truthfully I tell you, you will never run out of Israelite cities before the Son of a man comes back.
M10:24 "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. M10:25 It is sufficient for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they call the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more so will they those servants of his household? M10:26 Therefore do not fear them; for there is nothing covered which will not become uncovered, and hidden that will not be revealed. M10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, say in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the roof tops. M10:28 And do not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot destroy the person but rather be afraid of the one that can destroy both the body and the person in Gehenna.
M10:29 Do not two sparrows sell for a small value coin? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Fathers (knowledge). M10:30 The very hairs of your head are numbered. M10:31 Therefore do not be afraid: you are worth more than many sparrows.
M10:32 "Everyone, that declares allegiance with me before men, I will also declare allegiance with him before my Father who is in the heavens; M10:33 but whoever denies me before men, I will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens. M10:34 Do not think I came to create peace upon the earth; I came not to create peace, but a sword. M10:35 I came to divide a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, M10:36 and a man's enemies will be persons of his own family. M10:37 Anyone that has greater affection for father or mother than for me is not worthy of me; and anyone that has greater affection for son or daughter than for me is not worthy of me. M10:38 And whoever does not accept his execution stake and follow after me is not worthy of me. M10:39 Anyone that finds his soul will loss it, and he that loses his soul because of me will find it.
M10:40 "The one that accepts you accepts me also, and the one that accepts me accepts also the one that sent me. M10:41 The one that accepts a prophet because he is a prophet will receive rewards from a prophet, and the one that accepts a man of good wisdom because he is man with good wisdom will receive the reward of good wisdom. M10:42 And whoever gives one of these seemingly insignificant ones only a cup of cold water to drink because he is a disciple, I tell you in truth, never will he lose his reward."
M11:1 Now when Jesus finished giving instructions to his twelve disciples, he set out from there to teach and preach in their cities. L9:6 So starting out they went through the territory from village to village, declaring the good news and performing cures everywhere, m6:12 preaching so that people might change; m6:13 and they would expel many demons and grease many sickly people with oil and cure them.
March? 32. Tiberias,
Herod executes John, John's disciples report John's death to Jesus in Capernaum?
M14:1 At that time Herod the district ruler, heard reports about Jesus, cL9:7 and he was very confused because some were saying that John (m: the baptiser) had been raised up from the dead, L9:8 but others were saying Elijah had appeared, and still others that a certain ancient prophet had arisen. m6:16 When Herod heard these reports he began to say: L9:9 "John I beheaded. So who is this, that I am hearing such things about?" M14:2 So he said to his servants "If this is John the Baptist he has been raised up from the dead, and this is why he can execute such powerful works." cL9:9 So he sought to see him.
M14:3 For Herod had (m: sent out and) arrested John, bound him and put him in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother m6:17 because he had married her. m6:18 For John had repeatedly said to Herod: "It is not lawful for you to be having the wife of your brother." m6:20 Herod stood in fear of John knowing him to have good wisdom and a man appointed by God; and so he was keeping him safe. After listening to him say many things, he was at a loss as to what to do, yet he happily continued to hear him. m6:19 But Herodias was nursing a grudge against him and wanted to kill him, but could not. m6:21 A convenient day came when Herod spread an evening meal on his birthday for his top-ranking men the military commanders and the foremost ones of Galilee.
M14:6 When Herod's birthday was being celebrated m6:22 the daughter of Herodias came in and danced and she pleased Herod and those reclining with him M14:6c so much M14:7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. m6:22 So the king said to the maiden: "Ask me for whatever you want, and I will give it to you. m6:23 Yes, he swore to her: "Whatever you ask me for, I will give it to you up to half my kingdom."
m6:24 So she went out and said to her mother: "What shall I ask for?" She said "the head of John the baptiser." m6:25 And straight away she rushed in to the king and made her request saying, M14:8 under her mother's coaching: m6:25 "I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist immediately upon a plate." M14:5 Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they took him to be a prophet. m6:26 So he became deeply grieved, yet the king did not want to disregard her in view of M14:9 his oaths and because of those reclining with him (m: at the table), so he commanded it to be given; m6:27 The king immediately dispatched a bodyguard and commanded him to bring his head, and he went off and beheaded him in prison. M14:11 And his head was brought on a plate and given to the maiden, and she brought it (m: and gave it) to her mother. m6:29 When his disciples heard of it they came and removed his corpse and laid it in a memorial tomb L14:12 and reported it to Jesus.
March/April 32, Capernaum? and Bethsaida,
Apostles return from their tour of Galilee, Jesus feeds 5,000.
M14:13 At hearing this (from John's disciples about his execution) Jesus withdrew from there by boat into a lonely place for isolation;
L9:10 When the apostles returned (from their tour) they m6:30 gathered together before Jesus and reported to him all the things they had done and taught. m6:31 So he said to them: "You ones come privately into a secluded place for a little while and rest." For there were many coming and going, and they had no rest time even to eat a meal. m6:32 So they went off in the boat J6:1 across the sea of Galilee or Tiberias m6:32c for a secluded place to themselves L9:10c and he took them along to withdraw privately into a city called Bethsaida.
m6:33 But people saw them leave and many got to hear about it, and so from all the cities they ran there together following on foot and got ahead of them. m6:34 Well on getting out (of the boat), he saw a great crowd; and felt pity for them, because they were as sheep without a shepherd. L9:11c So he received them kindly and began to speak to them m6:34c teaching them many things L9:11c about the Kingdom of God, and healing those that needed curing. J6:2 And a great crowd kept following him, because they were spectators to the signs he was performing upon those who were sick. J6:3 So Jesus climbed a hill and sat there with his disciples.
J6:4 Now the Passover festival of the Jews was near. L9:12 As the day started to decline m6:35 the hour had grown late M14:15 and evening fell. L9:12c The twelve (m: disciples) now came to him and said: M14:15c "The hour is already far advanced send the crowd away m6:35 as this place is so isolated and it is so late. L9:12c "Dismiss them so that they may go into the villages and countryside round about and obtain lodgings and M14:15c buy themselves things to eat, L9:12c because out here we are in such a remote place." M14:16 However, Jesus said to them: "They do not have to leave, L9:13c "You give them something to eat."
J6:5 Looking up Jesus saw that a great crowd was coming toward him, he said to Philip "From where can we buy loaves for these to eat?" J6:6 He said this however to test him, for Jesus already know what he was going to do J6:7 Philip answered him: "Two hundred denarii ($ 6,000) worth of loaves is enough for each one to get a little." m6:37 "Shall we go off and buy two hundred denarii worth of loaves and give them to the people to eat?"
m6:38 He said to them: "How many loaves have you? Go and see!" After ascertaining it J6:8 one of his disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, said to him: J6:9 "Here is a little boy that has five barley loaves and two small fish. But what are these among so many?" L9:14 There were, in fact about five thousand men M14:21 besides women and young children.
M14:17 Jesus said: "Bring them to me" L9:14c then said to his disciples: J6:10 "Have them recline (M: on the [m; green] grass) J6:10c as there was a lot of open grass land at this place; L9:14c as at meals in groups of about fifty each". L9:15 And they did so arranging them all to recline. m6:40 So they sat themselves down in groups of a hundred and of fifty.
L9:16 Then taking the five loaves and two fishes, he looked up to heaven, blessed them (m: saying a blessing) (J: giving thanks) and broke the loaves up and began to distributed them to the disciples to place before the crowd. m6:41 And he divided up the two fish for everyone J6:11 just as much.. as they wanted. J6:12 When they all had had their fill L9:17 and were satisfied, J6:12c he said to his disciples: "Collect together the fragments remaining, so that nothing is wasted." J6:13 So they collected them together, L9:17c and the surplus that they collected up, J6:13c filled twelve baskets with fragments left of the five barley loaves, left over by those who had eaten. m6:43 This was aside from the remains of the fish.
March 32, Bethsaida, Geensaret, Capernaum,
Jesus walks on sea.
J6:14 When the men saw the signs Jesus performed, they began to say: "This really is The Prophet that is to come into the world." J6:15 Knowing they were about to come and try to take hold of him in order to make him king, Jesus withdrew again into the mountain alone.
J6:16 When evening fell M14:22 without delaying, Jesus directed his disciples J6:16 to go down to the sea M14:22c to board the boat and go ahead of him to the other side m6:45 the opposite shore from Bethsaida, J6:17 so boarding the boat, they set out across the sea toward Capernaum M14:22c while he sent the crowds away. M14:23 Eventually, having sent the crowds away, m6:46 after saying goodbye to them M14:23c he went off up into the mountain by himself to pray. Though it became late, he was there alone.
m6:47 Evening having now fallen J6:17c it had grown dark and Jesus had not yet joined them. m6:47 The boat was in the middle of the sea, but Jesus was alone on the shore. J6:18 The sea began to be stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. M14:24 The boat now already many stadia (circa 1 km) away from land, m6:48 he saw them having a hard time with their rowing J6:19 having rowed about twenty-five to thirty stadia (circa 5-6 kilometres) , M14:24 because of the waves, the wind being against them.
M14:25 During the forth watch period of the night (starting 3 hours before sunrise) J6:19c they saw Jesus M14:25c coming toward them J6:19c walking upon the sea m6:48 but he was intending to pass them by. M14:26 When they caught sight of him walking on the sea J6:19c getting near to the boat M14:26c the disciples became frightened, and cried out in their fear "It is a ghost!". m6:50 And because they all saw him they were terrified. M14:27 At once Jesus spoke to them and said: "Relax, it's me: don't be afraid." J6:21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat. M14:28 In reply Peter said to him: "Lord, if it is you, order me to come to you over the water." M14:29 He said: "Come on!" So Peter, getting out off the boat, walked over the waters going toward Jesus. M14:30 But when he looked at the wind storm, he became afraid, and started to sink so he cried out: "Lord save me!" M14:31 Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and caught hold of him saying to him: "You have little trust why did you start to doubt?" M14:32 After they got into the boat, the wind storm subsided.
m6:51 At this they were amazed within themselves m6:52 for they had not understood the meaning of the loaves, because they continued to be dim in their hearts to its understanding. M14:33 Then those in the boat bowed down to him, saying: "You are really Gods Son" J6:21c and immediately the boat reached the shore to which they were trying to go.
M14:34 And when they had crossed they came to land in Gennesaret m6:53 and anchored ship nearby. m6:54 As soon as they were getting out of the boat, people recognised him. M14:35 The people from that place sent out male m6:55 runners around all the region M14:35c so that they brought to him all those who were suffering. m6:55 and started carrying out on cots those who were ailing to where they had heard he was. m6:56 And wherever he was likely to go whether into villages, cities, open country or marketplaces they would place the sick ones, and they would plead with him that they might M14:36 just touch the edge of his coat; and all those who managed to touched it were made completely well.
March 32, Capernaum,
Jesus identifies the true bread of life as his body and blood, causes many disciples to reject him.
J6:22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea (they had left) saw that one of their two small boats was still there, and know that Jesus had not boarded the other boat with his disciples when they had left on their own; J6:23 Also other boats from Tiberias had arrived near the place where they ate the bread after the Master had given thanks. J6:24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they boarded these small boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus J6:25 When they found him on the other side of the sea they said to him: "Rabbi, when did you arrive here?" J6:26 Jesus answered them saying "To tell the truth, you are looking for me, because you saw signs, and because you ate from the loaves and were well fed. J6:27 Do not work for food that perishes, but for food that lasts resulting in everlasting life, which the Son of a man will give you; for it is on him that God the Father, has put his seal (of approval)."
J6:28 So they said to him: "What should we do in order to carry out the tasks of God?" J6:29 Jesus answered them: "This is God's work, that you believe the representative He sent." J6:30 So they said to him: "What sign can you give for us to see so that we can believe in you? What action can you perform? J6:31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the desert, just as it is written, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" J6:32 Jesus said to them: "The truth is, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you true bread from heaven. J6:33 This bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven providing life to the world." J6:34 Therefore they said to him: "Master, give to us all of this bread."
J6:35 Jesus said to them: "I am this bread of life. He that comes to me will never get hungry, and the one that believes me will never get thirsty any more. J6:36 But I tell you that although you have observed me you do not believe. J6:37 All the things the Father is giving to me will arrive for me, and one that approaches me I will never turn away; J6:38 because I have not come down from heaven to carry out my purpose, but the objectives of him that sent me. J6:39 Now the wish of that one who sent me is that I should not lose any out of those which he has given me, but that I should resurrect them in the last day. J6:40 For this is the purpose of my Father that everyone that observes the Son and exercises belief in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect them on the last day."
J6:41 The Jews began to grumble at him because he had said: "I am this bread the one who has came down from heaven"; J6:42 and they were saying: "Is this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it that he now says, 'I have come down from heaven'?" J6:43 Jesus answered them: "Stop mumbling among yourselves. J6:44 No one can get close to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him; and I will resurrect him in the last day. J6:45 It has been written in the Prophets, 'And they will all be taught by Yhwh.' Everyone that has listened to the Father and has learned comes to me. J6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the one who is from God; this one has observed the Father. J6:47 Truthfully I tell you, the one that believes will have everlasting life.
J6:48 "I am this bread of life. J6:49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert and yet they died. J6:50 This bread that comes down from heaven, comes so that anyone who should eat of it would not die (Adamic death). J6:51 I am this living bread that comes down from heaven; if anyone should eat of this bread he will live in the new age; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh on behalf of all life in the world."
J6:52 Because of this the Jews began arguing with one another, saying: "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" J6:53 So Jesus said to them: "Truthfully I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of a man and drink his blood, you will not have life inside you. J6:54 The one that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood will have everlasting life, and I shall resurrect him into the final period; J6:55 for my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. J6:56 The one that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood continues to live in me, and I continue to live in him. J6:57 Just as the living Father sent me forth and I live because of the Father, so also the one that feeds on me, will also live through me. J6:58 This is the bread that comes down from heaven. It is not the same as when your forefathers ate (manna) and yet still died. The one that feeds on this bread will live in the new age." J6:59 These things he said while teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum.
J6:60 Many of his disciples, when they heard this, said: "This speech is offensive who can listen to it?" J6:61 Jesus, already knew that disciples of his were grumbling about this, so he said to them: "Does this cause you a problem? J6:62 So what then, if you see the Son of a man ascending to where he was originally? J6:63 It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh can bring no benefits. The things that I have told you are spirit and so is the life. J6:64 But there are some of you that do not believe." For from [the] beginning Jesus had known which ones were not believing and which one was going to betray him. J6:65 So he went on to say: "This is why I said to you, No one can become mine unless they are given to me by the Father."
J6:66 Because of this many of his disciples went back to their old ideas and would no longer follow him. J6:67 Jesus then said to the twelve: "You do not want to go back also do you?" J6:68 Simon Peter answered him: "Master, to who should we go? You have sayings of everlasting life: J6:69 and we have believed and come to know that you are the exclusive sanctified one of God." J6:70 Jesus answered them: "I promoted you twelve did I not? Yet one of you is a slanderer." J6:71 He was, in fact, speaking of Judas [the son] of Simon Iscariot; who although one of the twelve was going to betray him.
April 32, Passover Jerusalem, Jesus attends Passover with apostles, Keeps his head down, Jews are
seriously seeking to kill him, No record of events of this period. Jesus Continues his Ministry in Galilee.
Period April to October 32
Capernaum? After Passover 32, possibly April/May 32.
Jewish religious leaders exposed as invalidating God's instructions because of their traditions.
J7:1 After this Jesus continued walking about in Galilee for he did not wish to walk about in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill him. m7:1 Then Pharisees together with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem, gathered around him. m7:2 Having seen some of his disciples eating their bread with unclean hands that is unwashed hands. m7:3 For the Pharisees and the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands up to the elbow, holding to the traditions of the forefathers. m7:4 They do not eat anything from the market unless they wash it and many other traditions they have received they strictly keep, the washing of cups, pots and copper utensil. m7:5 So the Pharisees and scribes asked M15:1 Jesus saying: M15:2 "Why is it your disciples ignore the tradition kept by the elders? For example, they do not wash there hands before they eat a meal, m7:5 but eat their meals with unclean hands.
M15:3 By reply he said to them: "Why is it you go beyond the commandments of God on account of your traditions? M15:4 For example God said (m: Moses said), 'Honour your father and your mother; and let the one that curses his father or mother die by execution.' M15:5 But you men say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother: "Whatever material benefit you might get from me is declared a gift to God," m7:11 cordan, (a gift dedicated to God) [a way of getting out of providing material assistance to aged parents by declaring his assets as things belong to God although allowed to use them for himself] M15:6 so he avoids honouring his father.' m7:12 You men no longer let him do a single thing for his father or his mother. m7:13 And so through your traditions you have invalidated the word of God which you have handed on, and many things like this you do.
M15:7 You hypocrites, Isaiah correctly prophesied about you, when he said, M15:8 "This people honours me with their lips, but there hearts are far removed from me. M15:9 It is in vain that they keep worshipping me, because they teach commands of men as doctrines; m7:8 abandoning the commandments of God, you keep the traditions of men." m7:9 Further, he said to them: "You cleverly reject the commandments of God in order to keep your own traditions.
m7:14 With that he called the crowd to him again and said to them: "Listen to me, all of you, and understand: M15:11 It is not what enters into a man's mouth that defiles him; but it is what comes out of his mouth that defiles him."
m7:17 When he had entered into a house away from the crowd. M15:12 Then the disciples came up and said to him: "Do you not know that the Pharisees took great offence at hearing what you said?" M15:13 He replied: "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. M15:14 Leave them alone, blind guides is what they are. If the blind are guided by the blind both will fall into a pit." M15:15 At this answer Peter said to him: "Clarify for us this illustration." M15:16 At this he said: "Can't you understand either? m7:18 Aren't you aware that nothing from outside that passes into a man can defile him since M15:17 whatever enters into the mouth passes (m: not into his heart but) into the stomach and is discharged down the sewer, m7:19 removing all impurities in the food. M15:18 But the things coming out of the mouth come out of the heart, and it is these things that defile a man. M15:19 For out of the heart evil schemes come; murder, adultery, fornication, theft, lying, slander, m7:22 greed, crime, immorality, lust, pride, and stupidity. M15:20 These are the things that defile a man; but eating a meal with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
May/June? 32 Regions of Tyre and Sidon.
Canaanite women's daughters demon is expelled, Jesus breaks rule for her because of her conviction.
m7:24 Jesus left there (Capernaum?) for the regions of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house not wanting anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice. M15:22 A woman from this Canaanite region m7:25c whose small daughter had a corrupt spirit immediately heard about him, and came to him. m7:25 This woman's nationality was of a Syrophoenician Greek.
M15:22 She shouted out: "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David. My daughter is badly demon possessed." m7:26 and she kept requesting him to throw out the corrupt spirit from her daughter. M15:23 But no word did he answer to her. His disciples came to him and requested him to: "Send her away; because she keeps crying out after us." M15:24 In answer Jesus said: "I was not sent out to any but the lost sheep of the house of Israel." M15:25 Then the woman came up and knelt in front of him, saying: "Lord, help me!" m7:27 In answer he said to her: "First let the children be satisfied for it is not right to take the bread of the children and throw it to small dogs." M15:27 The woman said: "Yes Lord; but really the small dogs do eat the crumbs (m: of the children) falling from the table of their masters." M15:28 After this answer Jesus said to her: "Woman, great is your conviction! Let it occur for you just as you want it to. m7:29 The command has gone out and the corrupt spirit has left your daughter." M15:28 And her daughter was healed from that hour. m7:30 So she went to her own house and found the child had been laid on the bed and the corrupt spirit expelled.
June? 32, Near Capernaum? on NE side of Sea of Galilee,
Jesus feeds the 4,000.
m7:31 Leaving the region of Tyre and travelling through Sidon M15:29 Jesus came across country passing along by the sea of Galilee m7:31c he came to the Decapolis region. M15:29c He went up into the mountain and while he was sitting there M15:30 large crowds approached him, bringing with them people who were lame, maimed, blind, dumb, and many others, and they laid them at his feet, and he cured them.
m7:32 So they brought to him a deaf man who also had a speech impediment and they begged him to lay his hand on him. m7:33 Taking him aside from the crowd to a private spot he pushed his fingers into his ears and spat and touched his tongue. m7:34 After looking up into the sky he groaned and said to him "Ephphatha" which means 'be opened'. m7:35 And his power of hearing was opened up and his tongue was freed and he spoke normally. m7:36 So he ordered them to tell no one about this. But the more he ordered them the more they broadcast it. m7:37 And they were astounded beyond belief saying "He can do everything the deaf he makes hear the dumb to speak M15:31 the lame walk and the blind see," and so they praised the God of Israel.
m8:1 In those days there was again a large crowd who had nothing to eat. M15:32 So Jesus called his disciples to him and said: "I am concerned about the crowd, because they have already stayed with me for three days and now they have had nothing to eat: and I do not want to send them away having eaten nothing because they may possible pass out on their way m8:3 as some of them live a long way away." M15:33 However the disciples said to him: "In this deserted place where are we going to get sufficient loaves to satisfy a crowd of this size?" M15:34 Jesus asked them; "How many loaves have you?" They said: "Seven, and a few small fish."
M15:35 So after instructing the crowd to recline upon the ground, M15:36 he took the seven loaves and the fish and, after offering thanks, he broke them and began giving it to his disciples, the disciples in turn distributed it to the crowds. M15:37 And so all ate and were satisfied, and the left over fragments they collected up filled seven full provision baskets. M15:38 Although those eating were four thousand men, besides women and young children. M15:39 Finally, after sending the crowds away, he m8:10 straight away got into the boat with his disciples and came into the regions of Magaden (m: Dalmanutha).
June? 32, Magadan/Dalmanutha? NW side of the Sea of Galilee,
Pharisees seek sign.
M16:1 Here the Pharisees and Sadducees approached him m8:11 to debate M16:1c and to draw him out, so they asked him to show them a sign from heaven m8:11 to test him. m8:12 And after sighing deeply to himself he said: "Why does this generation go on seeking signs? Truthfully I tell you this sign only will be given to this generation. M16:2 [ When evening falls you say, 'It will be fair weather because the sky is red'; M16:3 and in the morning, 'Today it will be bad winter weather because the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.] M16:4 An evil and adulterous generation keeps on seeking for a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah." With that he went away, and leaving them behind m8:13 he embarked and left for the opposite shore.
June? 32, Bethsaida NE side of Sea of Galilee,
Jesus warns of the Pharisees 'leaven', heals blind man.
M16:5 Now the disciples having crossed to the other side had forgotten to bring any loaves of bread with them m8:14 in the boat except for one. m8:15 And Jesus was giving them an order, saying: M16:6 "Watch for and keep looking out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees m8:15 and that of Herod."
M16:7 So they began talking among themselves, saying: "We did not bring any bread loaves m8:16 so we do not have any." M16:8 Knowing this Jesus said: "You with little faith why are you discussing about having no bread? M16:9 Do you still not get the point? m8:17 Do you still not understand? Have you become dim witted? m8:18 You have eyes but you fail to see. You have ears but you fail to hear. M16:9c Do you not remember the five bread loaves (m: I divided) for the five thousand and how many baskets you collected up? m8:19 They said to him: "Twelve" M16:10 "Or the seven loaves divided for the four thousand how many provision baskets you collected up?" m8:20 And they said to him "Seven". m8:21 So he said to them: M16:11 "How is it you do not understand that I do not talk to you about loaves of bread when I say watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." M16:12 Then they grasped what he said; not to watch out not for the yeast of the bread loaves, but for the 'teachings' of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
July? 32 Bethsaida,
Jesus heals blind man.
m8:22 Entering into Bethsaida they brought to him a blind man and pleaded with him to touch him. m8:23 Taking the hand of the blind man he led him out of the village. Spitting upon his hands he placed them on his eyes. Then he asked him if he saw anything? m8:24 Looking up he said I can see men like trees walking about. m8:25 He again placed his hands upon his eyes, and peering through his sight was restored, seeing everything clearly. m8:26 So he sent him off to his house saying: "Do not go into the village."
July? 32 Caesarea Philippi & Mt Hermon.
Jesus foretells his death, transfiguration, heals demonic.
m8:27 Jesus and his disciples left for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. M16:13 When Jesus had come into the region of Caesarea Philippi, m8;27 while they were on their way L9:18 he happened to be praying alone, and he collected his disciples to him, and questioned them, saying: "Who are the crowds saying that I am?" M16:13 "Who are men saying the Son of a man is?" L9:19 In reply they said: "John the Baptist; but others, Elijah, M16:14 others Jeremiah L9:19 and still others, that one of the sacred prophets has risen." L9:20 Then he questioned them: "You though, who do you say I am?" Peter answered: M16:16 "You are the Christ (Messiah) the Son of the living God"
M16:17 In response Jesus said: "Happy are you Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in the heavens did. M16:18 Also, I say to you. You are Peter (Petros), and on this foundation rock (Petra) I will build my congregation, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. M16:19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you may bind on earth will have been bound in the heavens and whatever you may loose on earth will have been loosed in the heavens." L9:21 Then in a stern talk to them he ordered them not to divulge to anyone m8:30 what they were discussing about him, M16:20 that he was the Christ.
M16:21 From that time on Jesus Christ commenced explaining to his disciples that he needed to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the chief priests and Scribes, L9:22 Saying: "The Son of a man must undergo much suffering and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised up." m8:32 He said this quite openly M16:22 so Peter took him aside and began contradicting him, saying: "May God forbid Lord, that this should ever happen to you." m8:33 After turning round and looking at this disciple M16:23 he turned his back on him, m8:33 and reprimanded him M16:23c saying to Peter: "Get behind me, opposer (Satan) you are a snare for me, because you are not concerned about God's things but those of men."
m8:34 Having called the crowd together with his disciples, L9:23 he went on to say to them all: "If anyone wants to follow after me, let him disown self and take up his execution stake (become cursed) and then follow me. L9:24 Because whoever tries to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life because of me, m8:35 and the good news L9:24c is the one that will save it. L9:25 Of what benefit is it if a man gains the whole world but loses his own life M16:26 for what will a man give in exchange for his own life? M16:27 For the Son of a man is soon to come in praise of his Father with his angels, and then he will repay each one according to their actions. L9:26 Whoever becomes ashamed of me and of my statements, m8:38 in this adulterous and sinful generation L9:26 the Son of a man will be ashamed of this one when he arrives with his and his Fathers praises and that of the holy angels. L9:27 But I tell you truthfully, there are some of those standing here that will not suffer death until they first see L9:27c the Kingdom of God M16:28 and the Son of a man coming in his Kingdom m9:1 power."
(Aug 32? 6-7 months before his death )
Jesus in vision is Transformed
L9:28 Now about eight days after Jesus said these things, (M17:1 Six days later, m9:2 after six days) L9:28c he took Peter James and John with him up into a M17:1 high mountain by themselves m9:2 to a secluded spot L9:28c to pray. L9:29 And as he was praying M17:2 his form changed m9:2 in front of them. L9:29c The appearance of his face was different M17:2 shining like the sun L9:29c and his clothing became dazzlingly white, M17:2 as brilliant as light. m9:3 Cleaner than it is possible to whiten any clothes on earth. L9:30 Also M17:3 they saw L9:30c two men talking with him, Moses and Elijah. L9:31 These appeared with radiance and began talking with him about his exit which he was to carry out at Jerusalem.
L9:32 Now Peter and those with him who were already falling sleep; were now fully awake and they saw his radiance and the two men standing with him. L9:33 And as these were separating from him, Peter responded to Jesus saying: "Master (m: teacher), if it is all right for us to be here, M17:4 and if you wish L9:33c let us put up three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah," not realising what he was saying m9:6 for they had become afraid.
L9:34 But while he was saying these things a (M17:5 bright) cloud formed and enveloped them. As they entered the cloud, they became (more) afraid. L9:35 Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying: "This is my Son, M17:5 my beloved that I have approved; L9:35c the one that has been chosen. Listen to him." L9:36 After the voice had spoken M17:6 the disciples fell upon there faces and became terrified. M17:7 So Jesus came over to them and touching them said: "Get up do not be afraid." M17:8 When they looked up, they saw no one but Jesus on his own with them.
M17:9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus joined them and ordered them to: "Tell to no one the vision (m: they saw) until the Son of a man is raised from the dead." L9:36 So they kept quiet and did not report to anyone during those days any of the things they had seen. m9:10 But they remembered the words "until the Son of a man is raised from the dead" and discussed together what it meant.
L9:37 On the next day, after they had come down from the mountain, m9:14 and coming to meet up with his disciples they saw a large crowd around them and some scribes were arguing with them. m9:15 As soon as the crowd saw him they became excited and ran forward to greet him. m9:16 He asked them "What were you arguing about with them (the scribes)?"
M17:10 The disciples questioned him asking: "So why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" M17:11 He replied: "Elijah, indeed, is coming and will restore all things. m9:12 So how is it that it is written about the Son of a man that he will suffer many things and be treated with contempt? M17:12 But, I also tell you Elijah has already come and they did not recognise him but did to him whatever they wanted m9:13 just as it was written about him. M17:12c So also the Son of a man is about to suffer at their hands." M17:13 Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
L9:38 A man shouted out from the crowd, M17:14c and came closer and kneeling before him M17:15 said; "Lord, have pity on my son, L9:38c teacher, I beg you to take a look at my son, as he is my only son. m9:17 He has a spirit making him dumb L9:39 and, when this spirit takes hold of him, M17:15 it drives him mad causing him to suffer badly, L9:39c it suddenly cries out, and throwing him into foaming convulsions m9:18c he grinds his teeth and becomes unconscious. L9:39c It hardly ever leaves him without bruising him. M17:16 I brought him to your disciples, L9:40 and I begged your disciples to expel it but they m9:18 were not strong enough L9:40c and could not cure him."
L9:41 In response Jesus said: "O what a perverted and unbelieving generation, how long must I remain with you and put up with you? L9:41c Bring your son over here." m9:20 As they were bringing him to Jesus the spirit on seeing him L9:42 tore into him and the demon violently convulsed him m9:20 throwing him to the ground rolling over and foaming (at the mouth). m9:21 He asked his father "How long has this been happening to him?" He said "Since he was a small child, m9:22 so many times has it thrown him into the fire and into the water in order to try and destroy him. If you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." m9:23 Jesus said to him: "That expression, 'If you can! Why, everything can be done for the one that believes." m9:24 Immediately the father of the boy cried out, "I believe, help me were I lack faith!"
m9:25 Jesus seeing the crowd running toward him reprimanded the corrupt spirit saying to this deaf and dumb spirit, "I order you to come out of him and not to re-enter him." m9:26 After crying out and convulsing him many times it came out, he looked as if he was dead and many were saying that he had died. m9:27 But Jesus took hold of him by the hand lifted him and he stood up M17:18 and from that time the boy was cured. L9:42c Then Jesus handed him back to his father L9:43 and all became astonished at the awesome power of God L9:43c and they were amazed at all the things he was doing.
m9:28 After entering into a house M17:19 the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked: "Why could we not expel it?" M17:20 He said to them: "Because of your lack of faith." m9:29 "Nothing can get this kind out except prayer." M17:20c "In all truth I tell you, If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, nothing will be impossible for you."
32 August? Galilee.
2nd time Jesus predicts his death.
m9:30 Leaving there they passed through Galilee and he did not want anyone to know this m9:31 because he was teaching his disciples. M17:22 And while they were walking together through Galilee Jesus said to his disciples: L9:44 "Remember these words you are about to hear: the Son of a man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men M17:23 and they will kill him m9:32 and after having been dead three days M17:23c on the third day he will be raised up." Over this they became extremely grieved. L9:45 But they did not fully understand what he said, as it had been concealed from them so that they could not understand, and they were afraid to question him about this statement.
32 August?, Capernaum.
Provides tax money, become "childlike".
M17:24 Arriving at Capernaum those collecting the two drachmas (annual temple head tax) approached Peter and said: "Does your teacher not pay the two drachmas ?" M17:25 He said: "Yes." However, when he entered the house Jesus was ahead of him saying: "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth receive duties or head tax? From their sons or from the strangers?" M17:26 When he said to him: "From strangers" Jesus said to him "Then the sons must by tax-free". M17:27 But so that we do not upset them and cause offence, go to the sea and cast a hook and line, and take the first fish coming up and when you open its mouth, you will find a (silver) stater coin (value four drachmas). Take that and give it to them for you and me."
L9:46 Then an argument started among them as to who would be the greatest of them. m9:33 When they were in the house he asked them: "What were you arguing about on the road?" m9:34 But they kept silent about what they had argued among themselves on the road as to who was the greatest. m9:35 So he sat down and called the twelve. M18:1 So at that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked: "Who then is of greatest rank in the Kingdom of the heavens?" L9:47 Jesus, knowing what they were reasoning of their hearts m9:35c said to them: "Whoever wants to be first, must become the least of all and servant of all."
M18:2 Then, calling a young child to him, he L9:47c took him and stood the young child beside him M18:2 in their midst, m9:36 and putting his arm around him he said to them: M18:3 "In truth I tell you, if you cannot change your attitude and become as young children, you will never be able to enter into the Kingdom of the heavens; M18:4 Whoever humbles himself as this small boy, this is the one that will be of greater rank in the Kingdom of the heavens; M18:5 and whoever on the basis of my name accepts such a one as this accepts me also, L9:48 and whoever accepts me accepts also him that sent me out. For the 'youngest' one of you all will be the greatest. M18:6 But whoever creates problems for one of these 'child like' ones who put faith in me, it would have been better for him to have had an m9:42 asses millstone hung around his neck and to be thrown into M18:6c the depth of the sea and drowned."
L9:49 Responding John said: "Instructor, we saw someone expelling demons using your name and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us." L9:50 Jesus said to him: "Do not you men try to stop him, m9:39 for no one who does a work of power in my name can at the same time say any thing bad about me, L9:50c for whoever is not against you is for you m9:40 and whoever is not against us is for us." m9:41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you uphold the name of Christ, I tell you truthfully, he will by no means lose his reward.
M18:7 "Miseries to the world from the obstacles! Of course the obstacles must of necessity come, but calamitous to the man through whom the obstacles come! m9:43 If your hand is causing you a problem, cut it off M18:8 and throw it away; m9:43c it is better for you to enter into the real life maimed than to be thrown with both hands into Gehenna the everlasting inextinguishable fire. m9:45 And if your foot is causing you a problem, cut it off M18:8 and throw it away; it is better for you to enter into the real life lame than to be thrown with both feet into Gehenna.
M18:9 Also, if your eye is causing you problems, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to m9:47 to enter into the Kingdom of God M18:9 and gain real life with one eye than to be thrown with both eyes into the fire of Gehenna m9:48 where their maggots never die and the fire is never extinguished.
m9:49 Everyone will be seasoned by fire, m9:50 salt is fine but if the salt losses it saltiness what will you use to season? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another.
M18:10 Take care that you do not despise one of these childlike ones; because I tell you their angels in heaven are continually before my Father in heaven". M18:12 "Do you not think that if a man comes to have a hundred sheep and one of them strays, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains and set out in search of the one that has strayed? M18:13 And is it not true that if he finds it, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that have not strayed. M18:14 Similarly it is not the objective of my Father who is in heaven, for one of these childlike ones to perish.
M18:15 "If your kinsman sins, prove his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have profited your brother. M18:16 But if he does not listen take along with you one or two others, so that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every statement may be established. M18:17 If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he should also not listen to the congregation, treat him as a man of another nationality or as a tax collector. M18:18 "Truthfully I tell you, as many as you retain on earth will have been retained in the heaven, and as many as you reject on earth will have been rejected in heaven. M18:19 Again truthfully I say to you, If two of you on earth are in agreement concerning things to do and they should make request, it will happen for them due to my Father in heaven. M18:20 For where two or three have come together in my cause, I am there among them."
M18:21 Then Peter approached him and said: "Lord. how often is my kinsman to sin against me and I am to forgive him? Up to seven times?" M18:22 Jesus said to him: "I tell you, not up to seven times but up to seventy times seven." M18:23 "For this reason the Kingdom of the heavens can be likened to a man, a king, that wished to collect in accounts from his servants. M18:24 When he started to collect them, a man was brought in who owed him ten thousand talents. M18:25 Because he could not pay it, his lord ordered him his wife, his children and everything he had to be sold and payment be made. M18:26 So the servant fell down on his knees and bowed down to him, saying. 'Be patient with me and I will repay you everything.' M18:27 Moved with pity for him, the lord of that servant released him and cancelled his loan debt.
M18:28 But that same servant went out and found one of his fellow servants that owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him he began to throttle him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me.' M18:29 Then his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.' M18:30 Refusing he went off and had him thrown into prison until he repaid what was owing.
M18:31 When his fellow servants saw what had happened, they became very aggrieved, and they went and reported to their lord all that had happened. M18:32 Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant, I cancelled all your debt, when you pleaded with me. M18:33 Ought you not, in turn have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?' M18:34 With that his master, in anger, handed him to the jailers to be tormented until he paid back all that he owed him. M18:35 So also my heavenly Father will deal with you, if you do not forgive each other his kin's man from your heart."
September 32, Galilee and Samaria,
Leading up to the festival of tabernacles,
J7:2 Because the Jewish festival of tabernacles was close J7:3 his (blood) brothers said to him "Leave here and go into Judea so that your disciples may also see the acts that you are performing. J7:4 Because nobody who wants to speak openly acts in secret. If you are doing these things show yourself to the world." J7:5 For his (blood) brothers did not believe in him. J7:6 Jesus therefore said to them: "My appointed time has not yet arrived but your opportune time is always here. J7:7 Mankind has no reason to hate you but it hates me because I testify against it that its acts are corrupt. J7:8 You go and join in the festival; I am not going yet to join in this festival because my appointed time has not yet fully come." J7:9 After saying these things to them he remained in Galilee. J7:10 After his brothers had left for the festival L9:51 and as the time was getting close he also firmly set his intention to make his way up to Jerusalem J7:10c and he went not openly but secretly.
L9:52 He sent messengers ahead of him and these entered into a village of the Samaritans, in order to (make reservations) prepare them for him; L9:53 but they would not entertain him, because he was travelling to (the festival at) Jerusalem. L9:54 Seeing this the disciples James and John said: "Lord, will you allow us to command fire to come from the sky to annihilate them?" L9:55 But he turned to them and reprimanded them. L9:56 So they went by a different village.
L9:57 As they were travelling along the road, M8:19 a certain scribe came up and said to him: "Teacher L9:57c "I will follow you wherever you may go." L9:58 So Jesus said to him: "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of a man has nowhere to lay down his head." L9:59 He said to another: "Be my follower." Then the man M8:21 who was another of his disciples said to him "Lord L9:59c permit me to first leave and bury my father." M8:22 But Jesus said to him: "Keep following me L9:60 leave the dead to bury the dead, but you go around announcing the Kingdom of God." L9:61 Still another said: "I will follow you Lord; but first permit me to say good-by to those of my household." L9:62 Jesus said to him: "No man that has put his hand to a plough and looks back is fit for the Kingdom of God."
JESUS JUDEAN MINISTRY
Period October to December 32,
Jerusalem, Festival of tabernacles, early October 32. Jesus teaches publicly during the festival.
J7:11 Because (he had gone up in secret) the Jews started to try and seek him out at the festival saying: "Where is this man?" J7:12 And among the crowds of people there was much murmuring about him. Some were saying: "He's a good man" others said "No he is not he misleads the people." J7:13 Yet no one would speak out loudly about him because they were in fear of the Judaism (religion).
J7:14 About half way through the festival (days) Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach. J7:15 The Jews were amazed (at his teaching) saying "How does this man have such great knowledge of the scriptures which he has never been taught?" J7:16 Jesus answered them saying "This information is not from me but from the one who has sent me. J7:17 Anyone who wants to carry out that ones wishes will understand whether the information is from God or from my own origin. J7:18 The one originating his own words seeks his own praises for it, but the one who seeks praises for the one who sent him is being true and there is nothing false about him. J7:19 Did not Moses give you the law? Yet not one of you is carrying out the law, So why are you seeking to kill me?"
J7:20 The crowd answered back "Who's seeking to kill you, your (crazy) demon possessed." J7:21 Jesus answered saying "One action I performed (on this Sabbath) causing you all to ponder .J7:22 Because Moses gave you the circumcision, not that it originated with Moses but it came through the fore fathers, you circumcise a male on the Sabbath. J7:23 If a male receives circumcision on the Sabbath in order not to break the law of Moses why are you full of anger toward me because one man I made well on the Sabbath? J7:24 Stop judging by appearances, but rather judge with justice.
J7:25 Some of the Jerusalemites started to say; "Isn't this the man they are seeking to kill? J7:26 Yet look he is speaking publicly, but they say nothing to him. Perhaps they are not sure if this man is the Christ?" J7:27 "We know where this person comes from, while the Christ when ever he comes no one will know where he comes from."
J7:28 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courtyards he cried out loud: "Yes you know me and where I am from, although I have not come on my on behalf. The one sending me is true, whom you do not know. J7:29 I know him because I come from him and he sent me out as his representative."
J7:30 At this they looked for a way to seize him but no one laid a hand on him, because the time for this had not yet arrived. J7:31 However many in the crowd believed him, saying: "Surely whenever the Christ arrives he cannot perform more signs than this man has done!"
J7:32 The Pharisees heard what the crowd were muttering about him, so the head priests and Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him. J7:33 Jesus then said: "There is little time left for me to be with you before I go to the one who sent me. J7:34 You will seek me but you wont find me, because where I will be you will not be able to come." J7:35 Therefore the Jews were saying amongst themselves: "Where is this man about to go so that we shall not be able to find him? Does he intend to go to the Jews scattered among the Greek peoples and teach Greeks? J7:36 What was it he said 'You will seek me but not be able to find me because where I am going you will not be able to come'?"
J7:37 Now on the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood up and cried aloud, "If any is thirsty let him come to me and drink. J7:38 For in the scriptures it says: 'The ones believing in me, will have rivers of living water flow from within him'." J7:39 But he was speaking about the spirit which those believing in him were soon to receive, for there was no spirit yet, because Jesus had not received his honours. J7:40 Some of the crowd after hearing this started to say: "He is truly the prophet", J7:41 while others were saying: "He is the Christ", But the ones (saying he was a prophet) said: "Don't the scriptures say that the Christ will be a descendant of David and come from Bethlehem the village of David?" J7:43 So the crowd became divided over who he was. J7:44 There were also some who wanted to seize him but no one laid a hand upon him.
J7:45 Eventually the temple guards approached the head priests and Pharisees who said to them: "Why did you not bring him in" J7:46 The guards answered: "No one ever spoke the way this man does" J7:47 The Pharisees replied: "You haven't also been misled? J7:48 Not one of the rulers believes him nor any of the Pharisees. J7:49 But this crowd that knows nothing about the Law, are a cursed lot."
J7:50 But one of them Nicodemus who had earlier approached Jesus said to them: J7:51 "Our law does not judge a man unless it first hears what he has to say and learns what he has done." J7:52 They replied by saying to him: "You are also from Galilee aren't you? Search and see; no prophet is to be raised up out of Galilee."
The earliest and most reliable manuscripts, the Codex Sinaiticus, the Vatican ms1209, and the Sinaitic Syriac codex do not contain verses from J 7:53 to J 8:11..
J 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again and said: "I am the light of the world, the one following me shall never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." J8:13 Therefore the Pharisees said to him; "You are saying this of your own authority; your statements are not valid," J8:14 Jesus answered saying: "Even if I should testify about myself, my statement is valid because I know where I have come from and I know where I am going; you do not know where I have come from or where I am going."
J8:15 "You judge as humans but I judge no one. J8:16 Yet if I did judge my judgements would be truthful because I do not judge alone but with my Father who sent me .J8:17 It is also written in your own law; evidence supported by the statements of two men is valid. J8:18 I present evidence about myself, also the Father who sent me presents evidence about me."
J8:19 So they said to him "Where is this father of yours?" Jesus answered "You do not know me or my Father if you did knew me you would also have know my Father." J8:20 These things Jesus said in the treasury whilst teaching in the temple, and no one laid a hand on him because his time had not yet arrived. J8:21 So he said to them again "I am going away and you will search for me, and although you will die because of your (Adamic) sin where I am going you will not be able to come."
J8:22 The Jews therefore said "Will he kill himself? Because he says 'where I am going you cannot come.'" J8:23 Jesus went on to say to them "You come from the lower things, I come from the higher things. You have come out of this world, I do not come out of this world. J8:24 I said to you, you will die because of your sin. Whether or not you believe who I am you will die because of the (inherited) sin in you." J8:25 So they said to him "Who are you? Jesus replied "Why do I even begin to talk to you?" J8:26 "I have much to say and condemn about you; but the one who sent me is truthful and so I (only) declare to the world what I have heard from him."
J8:27 They did not realise that he was talking to them about his Father. J8:28 So Jesus said to them "When it is that you have lifted up the Son of a man, then you will realise that I am the one I claim to be, and yet I do nothing from my own originality but only the things that the Father has instructed me, do I say. J8:29 And this one who sent me remains with me, he has not left me on my own, because it is his pleasure I am continually carrying out." J8:30 Many believed these things he was saying.
J8:31 So Jesus went on saying to the Jews that were believing him, "If you hold onto these words of mine, you are true disciples of me , J8:32 and you will know the truth and the truth will free you ." J8:33 They answered him "We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone, how can you say 'You 'will' become free'? J8:34 Jesus answered them, "I tell you its a fact that every one committing a sin is a slave to that sin, J8:35 and that slave (of sin) shall not remain part of the household in the future time period; but the Son will continue on into the future time period. J8:36 If ever then the Son frees you, free you will be."
J8:37 "I know that you are descendants of Abraham ; but you are looking to kill me because my words are not getting through to you. J8:38 I state the things I have 'observed' from the Father; and so you should carry out the things you have 'heard' coming from the Father." J8:39 They answered "Our 'father' is Abraham" so Jesus said to them "If you are Abraham's children do the same things Abraham did: J8:40 but you are looking to kill me, a man that has told you the truth heard from God. Abraham never did this. J8:41 But you are, carrying out the activities of your Father." They replied "We were not born out of fornication, we have one Father, God himself."
J8:42 Jesus said to them "If God was your Father, you would also show respect for me , because I departed from God to come here. Not on my own behalf have I come, but on behalf of the one that sent me. J8:43 Why cannot you understand what I say? Because you do not pay attention to my words. J8:44 You come from the Devil, your Father. And the pleasures of your Father you are willingly doing. That one was a man-slayer from the beginning; not standing up for truth because there is no truth in him. When ever he speaks, he speaks lies according to his own attitude, because he is a liar and the Father of lies. J8:45 But because I tell you the truth you do not believe me. J8:46 Which of you can accuses me of sin? So if I tell the truth why do you not believe me? J8:47 Whoever comes from God listens to what God says. The reason you cannot hear is because you are not from God."
J8:48 The Jews answered him "Are we correct in saying you are a Samaritan, and are you not demon possessed?" J8:49 Jesus replied "I'm not demon possessed, I respect my Father but you insult me. J8:50 I am not seeking my own promotion: although there is one who seeks it and he is also the judge. J8:51 For a fact I tell you If any one observes my words he certainly will not have to face death during the age to come.
J8:52 The Jews said to him "Now we know you're demon possessed, Abraham and the prophets have died yet you say if anyone observes my words he will certainly not taste death during the future age. J8:53 You do not rank higher than Abraham our father who died or the prophets that died, just who do you think you are?" J8:54 Jesus answered "If I should praise myself , my self praise is worth nothing, but it is the Father that is promoting me the one you say is 'your' God, J8:55 and yet you do not know him. But I know him, and if ever I should say 'I don't know him' I would be a liar like you. But I do know him and am carrying out his instructions." J8:56 "Your father Abraham looked forward to seeing my time and happily looked forward to it."
J8:57 Then the Jews said to him "You are not yet fifty years old an yet you have seen Abraham!" J8:58 Jesus said to them "Its a fact I tell you; before Abraham was born I existed." J8:59 (That did it!) They picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid and left the temple.
J9:1 As he walked along he saw a man blind from birth. J9:2 and his disciples asked him: "Rabbi who was it that sinned; him or his parents so that he was born blind?" J9:3 Jesus answered: "Neither did he or his parents sin; but now the actions of God can be demonstrated through him. J9:4 We must carry out the activities of the one sending me while it is the 'day time' Because the 'night time' is coming when no one will be able to work. J9:5 So long as I am in the world, I am the world's light J9:6 After saying these things he spat on the ground and mixed some paste out of his spittle putting this paste upon his (blind) eyes, J9:7 he said to him; "Go off and wash yourself in the pool of Siloam" (which when translated means 'has been sent out'). So he went off and washed himself and returned with his sight.
J9:8 So his neighbours and those that knew he had been a beggar were saying: "This isn't the one that used to sit and beg?" J9:9 others said "This is the one" still others said: "No it isn't he just looks like him," But the man was saying "I am the one". J9:10 So they said to him "How then were your eyes opened?" J9:11 He answered "The man called Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and said go into the (pool of) Siloam and wash yourself; so after I went and washed myself I received my sight." J9:12 So they said to him "Where is he?" he said: "I do not know".
J9:13 So they took the former blind man to the Pharisees. J9:14 It so happened that the day Jesus made up the paste that he used to open his eyes was a Sabbath. J9:15 So now the Pharisees again asked him how he obtained his sight. He said to them: "He put a paste on my eyes, when I washed myself and now I can see. J9:16 Some of the Pharisees were saying; "This is not a man of God, because he does not keep the Sabbath." others said "Then how is a sinful man able to perform such signs?" so they became divided. J9:17 So they said to the (former) blind man "What have you to say about him? because it was your eyes he opened?" He said: "He is a prophet."
J9:18 These Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called his parents J9:19 and questioned them about him saying: "If this is your son who you say was born blind how is it he can now see ?" J9:20 His parents answered "We know this is our son who was born blind J9:21 but we do not know how it is he can now see nor who opened his eyes. Ask him he's an adult, let him speak for himself." J9:22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed amongst themselves that if ever anyone admitted they thought he was the Christ they would be expelled from the synagogue. J9:23 That is why his parents said "He is an adult ask him."
J9:24 For a second time they called the former blind man and said to him "Give your praises of thanks to God; for we know this other man to be a sinner." J9:25 He replied; "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know is that before I was blind but now I can see." J9:26 So they said to him "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" J9:27 He answered; "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?" J9:28 And so they belittled him saying; "You are a disciple of this man, but we are educated followers (disciples) of Moses. J9:29 We know God spoke through Moses, but as for this man we do not know where he comes from."
J9:30 The man answered; "Now that is remarkable, you do not know where he comes from and yet he was able to open my eyes. J9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to the God fearing one who carries out his instructions. J9:32 In the past there has never been heard of anyone opening the eyes of a person born blind. J9:33 If this man was not from God he would not be able to do anything. J9:34 They answered him; "You were steeped in sins at birth, and you try and teach us!" and they threw him out.
J9:35 Jesus having heard that they had thrown him out found him and said to him: "Do you believe in the Son of a man ? J9:36 He answered; "Who is this one that I may have faith in him?" J9:37 Jesus said to him: "And yet you have seen him; this one speaking to you is the one." J9:38 So he said "I do believe in you Sir" and he showed reverence to him. J9:39 Jesus said " To create separations I came into the world; so that ones not 'seeking' may 'see' and ones 'seeing' may become 'blind'." J9:40 Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things and said to him; "We are not also blind are we?" J9:41 Jesus said to them; "If you were blind you probably would not be guilty of your errors. But because you say 'we see' you remain guilty of your errors".
L10:1 After these things the Lord designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come. L10:2 Then he began to say to them: "The harvest, indeed, is great, but the workers are few. Therefore beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into the harvest. L10:3 Go forth. Look! I am sending you forth as lambs in among wolves. L10:4 Do not carry a purse, nor a food pouch, nor sandals, and do not embrace anybody in greeting along the road. L10:5 Wherever you enter in to a house say first, 'May this house have peace.' L10:6 And if a friend of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if there is not, it will return to you. L10:7 So stay in that house, eating and drinking the things they provide, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not transfer from house to house.
L10:8 "Also, whenever you enter into a city and they receive you, eat the thing set before you, L10:9 and cure the sick ones in it, and go on telling them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' L10:10 But wherever you enter into a city and they do not receive you, go out into the broad ways and say, L10:11 'Even the dust that got stuck to our feet from your city we wipe off against you. Nevertheless, keep this in mind, that the Kingdom of God has come near.' L10:12 I tell you it will be more endurable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
L10:13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida! because if the powerful works that have taken place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented sitting in sackcloth and ashes. L10:14 Consequently it will be more endurable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgement (period) than for you. L10:15 And you, Capernaum, will you perhaps be exalted to heaven? Down to Hades you will come! L10:16 "He that listens to you listens to me. And he that disregards you disregards me. More over he that disregards me disregards him that sent me."
L10:17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying: "Lord, even the demons are made subject to us by the use of your name." L10:18 At that he said to them: "I began to behold Satan already fallen like lightning from heaven. L10:19 Look! I have given you the authority to trample underfoot serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will by any means do you harm. L10:20 Nevertheless do not rejoice over this, that the spirits are made subject to you, but rejoice because your names have been inscribed in the heavens." L10:21 In that very hour he became overjoyed in the holy spirit and said: "I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have carefully hidden these things from wise and intellectual ones, and have revealed them to babes, Yes, O Father, because to do thus came to be the way approved by you. L10:22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and who the Son is no one knows but the Father; and who the Father is, no one but the son (knows), and the one to whom the Son is willing to reveal him."
L10:23 With that he returned to the disciples by themselves and said: "Happy are the eyes that see the things that you are seeing. L10:24 For I say to you, Many prophets and kings desired to 'see' the things you are hearing but did not hear them."
L10:25 Now, look! a certain man versed in the law rose up, to test him and said: "Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit everlasting life?" L10:26 He said to him: "What is written in the law? How do you read it?" L10:27 In answer he said: "'You must love Yhwh your God with your whole heart and your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind,' and, 'your neighbour as yourself.'" L10:28 He said to him: "You answered correctly; 'keep on doing this and you will get life.'"
L10:29 But wanting to prove himself righteous, the man said to Jesus: "Who really is my neighbour?" L10:30 In reply Jesus said: "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho fell to robbers, who beat him up and stripped him, leaving him half-dead. L10:31 By coincidence, a certain priest was going down the road, when he saw him he passed by on the opposite side. L10:32 Likewise, a Levite also, when he arrived at the place and seeing him, passed by on the opposite side. L10:33 But a certain Samaritan travelling along the road came upon him and, on seeing him, was moved with concern. L10:34 So he came up to him and bound his wounds, pouring oil and wine upon them. He then mounted him on his own beast and took him to an inn to take care of him. L10:35 The next day he gave the innkeeper two denarii, and said, 'Take care of him, and whatever extra you spend over this, I will repay you when I return.' L10:36 Which of these three seems to you to have been a neighbour to the man that was fallen on by the robbers?" L10:37 He said: "The one that showed concern toward him." Jesus then said to him: "Go your way and do the same yourself."
L10:38 Now as they were on their way he entered into a particular village. Here a certain woman named Martha received him as a guest into her house. L10:39 This woman had a sister called Mary, who, however, sat down at the feet of the Lord and kept listening to his words. L10:40 Martha, on the other hand, was distracted attending to many duties. So she came up and said: "Lord, does it not concern you that my sister has left me alone to attend to things? Tell her to join in helping me." L10:41 Answering the Lord said to her: "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and flustered about (providing) many things. L10:42 A few things only are needed, or even just one. For her part, Mary preferred the better part, and it should not be taken from her."
L11:1. Now on the occasion of his being in a certain place praying, when he stopped, a certain one of his disciples said to him: "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples." L11:2 Then he said to them: "Whenever you pray, say, 'Father, let your name be respected. Let your Kingdom come. L11:3 Give us our bread for the day according to the day's requirement. L11:4 And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone that is in debt to us; and do not draw us into compromising situations."
L11:5 Further, he said to them: "Who of you having a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, 'friend, loan me three loaves, L11:6 because a friend of mine has just arrived after a journey and I have nothing to set before him'? L11:7 And from inside that one say's in reply, 'Quit pestering me. The door is already locked, and my young children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.' L11:8 I tell you, Although he will not get up and give him anything because of being his friend, certainly because of his continuing persistence he will get up and give him what things he needs. L11:9 Accordingly I say to you, keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you. L11:10 For every one asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to every one knocking it will be opened. L11:11 Indeed, which father is there among you who, if his son asks for a fish, possibly hands him a serpent instead of a fish? L11:12 Or if he also asks for an egg, will he give him a scorpion? L11:13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!"
L11:14 Later he was expelling a dumb demon. After the demon came out, the dumb man spoke. And the crowds marvelled, L11:15 But certain ones of them said: "He expels the demons by means of Beelzebub the ruler of the demons." L11:16 However, others, to compromise him, began seeking a sign out of heaven from him. L11:17 Knowing their thoughts he said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself comes to desolation, and a house (divided) against itself falls. L11:18 So if Satan is also divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I expel the demons by means of Beelzebub. L11:19 If it is by means of Beelzebub I expel the demons, by whom do your sons expel them? Because of this they will be judges of you. L11:20 But if it is by means of Gods finger I expel the demons, the Kingdom of God has really overtaken you."
L11:21 When a strong man, well armed, guards his palace, his belongings remain secure. L11:22 But when someone stronger than he is comes against him, he takes away his armaments in which he was trusting, and he divides out the things he plundered from him. L11:23 The one that is not on my side is against me, and the one that does not gather with me scatters."
L11:24 "When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through parched places in search of a resting place, and, after finding none it says,' I will return to my house out of which I moved.' L11:25 On arriving it finds it cleaned and decorated. L11:26 So it makes its way and takes along seven different spirits more wicked than itself, and, after getting inside, they live there; and the final situation of that man becomes worse than before."
L11:27 Now as he was saying these things a certain woman out of the crowd raised her voice and said to him: "Happy is the womb that carried you and the breasts that you sucked!" L11:28 But he said: "No, rather, Happy are those hearing the word of God and keeping it!"
L11:29 When the crowds were massing together he started to say: "This generation is a wicked generation; it looks for a sign. But no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah. L11:30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, in the same way will the Son of man be also to this generation. L11:31 The queen of the south will be raised up in the judgement (period) with the men of this generation and will condemn them; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, but, look! something more than Solomon is here. L11:32 The men of Niniveh will raise up in the judgement (period) with this generation and will condemn it; because they repented at what Jonah preached; but , look! something more than Jonah is here."
L11:33 "After lighting a lamp, a person puts it, not in a cellar nor under a measuring basket, but upon the lamp stand, that those walking in may see by its light. L11:34 The lamp of the body is your eye, When your eye is simple, your whole body is also bright; but when it is wicked, your body is also dark. L11:35 Be alert. therefore. Perhaps the light that is in you is darkness. L11:36 Therefore, if your whole body is bright with no part at all dark, it will all be as bright as when a lamp gives light by its rays."
L11:37 When he had spoken this a Pharisee requested him to dine with him. So he went in and reclined at the table. L11:38 However, the Pharisee was surprised at seeing that he did not wash before the dinner. L11:39 But the Lord said to him: "Now you Pharisees, you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but the inside of you is full of plunder and wickedness. L11:40 Unreasonable persons! He that made the outside made also the inside, did he not? L11:41 Nevertheless, give gifts of mercy from the things that are inside, and, look! all (other) things are clean about you."
L11: 42 "But grief to you Pharisees, because you give the tenth of the mint and the rue and of every other vegetable, but you pass by the justice and the love of God! These things you were under obligation to do, but those other things not to omit. L11:43 Grief to you Pharisees, because you love the front seats in the synagogues and the greetings in the market places! L11:44 Grief to you, because you are as those memorial tombs which are not clearly marked, so that men walk upon them and do not know (it)!"
L11:45 In answer a certain one of those versed in the law said to him: "Teacher, by saying these things you also insult us." L11:46 Then he said: "Grief also to you who are versed in the law, because you load men with loads hard to carry, but you yourselves do not touch the loads with one of your fingers!"
L11:47 "Grief to you because you build the memorial tombs of the prophets, but your forefathers killed them! L11:48 Certainly you are witnesses of the deeds of your forefathers and yet you give consent to them, because those killed the prophets but you are building (their tombs). L11:49 On this account the wisdom of God also said, 'I will send forth to them prophets and apostles, and they will kill and persecute some of them, L11:50 so that the blood of all the prophets spilled from the founding of the world may be required from this generation, L11:51 from the blood of Abel down to the blood of Zechariah, who was slain between the alter and the house.' Yes, I tell you, it will be required from this generation."
L11:52 "Grief to you who are versed in the law, because you took away the key of knowledge; you yourselves do not go in, and those going in you hinder!" L11:53 So when he went out from there the scribes and the Pharisees started to pressurise him heavily and ply him with questions about other things, L11:54 Waiting in order to catch him out with something he said. L12:1 In the mean time, when the crowd had gathered together in so many thousands that they were stepping upon one another, he started out by saying first to his disciples: "Watch out for the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
L12:2 For there is nothing that has been carefully hidden that will not be revealed, and secrets that will not become known. L12:3 Therefore what things you say in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you whisper in private rooms will be preached from the housetops.
L12:4 Moreover, I say to you, my friends, Do not fear those who kill the body but after this cannot do anything more. L12:5 But I will point you at whom to fear: Fear him who after killing (you) has authority to throw (you) into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear this One. L12:6 Five sparrows sell for two coins of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them goes forgotten before God. L12:7 Even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Have no fear ; you are worth more than many sparrows.
L12:8 "I say, then, to you, Everyone that confesses union with me before men, the Son of man will also confess union with him before the angels of God. L12:9 But he that disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God. L12:10 And every one that says a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but he that blasphemes against the holy spirit it will not be forgiven."
L12:11 "But when they bring you in before public assemblies and government officials and authorities, do not become anxious about how or that you will speak in defence of what you will say; L12:12 for the holy spirit will teach you in that very hour the things you ought to say."
L12:13 Then a certain one of the crowd said to him: "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me." L12:14 He said to him: "Man, who appointed me to be judge or executor over you persons?" L12:15 Then he said to them: 'Keep your eyes open and guard against every sort of covetousness, because even when a person has an abundance his life does not result from the things he possesses."
L12:16 With, that he spoke an illustration to them, saying: "The land of a certain rich man produced well. L12:17 Consequently he began reasoning within himself, saying, 'What shall I do, now that I have nowhere to gather my crops?' L12:18 So he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my storehouses and build bigger ones, and there I will gather all my grain and all my good things; L12:19 and I will say to my soul: "Soul, you have many good things laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, enjoy yourself." L12:20 But God said to him, 'Unreasonable one, this night they are demanding your soul from you. Who, then is to have the things you stored up?' L12:21 So it goes with the man that lays up treasure for himself but is not rich with God."
L12:22 Then he said to his disciples: "On this account I say to you, Quit being anxious about your souls as to what you will eat or about your bodies as to what you will wear. L12:23 For the soul is worth more than food and the body than clothing. L12:24 Mark well that the ravens neither sow seed or reap, and they have neither barn nor storehouse, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more worth are you than birds?"
L12:25 "Who of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his life span? L12:26 If, therefore, you cannot do the least thing, why be anxious about the remaining things? L12:27 Mark well how the lilies grow; they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. L12:28 If now, God so clothes the vegetation in the field that today exists and tomorrow is cast into an oven, how much rather will he cloth you, you with little faith!"
L12:29 "So quit seeking what you might eat and what you might drink, and quit being suspensed in anxious; L12:30 for all these are the things the nations of the world are eagerly pursuing, but your father knows you need these things. L12:31 Nevertheless, seek continually his Kingdom, and these things will be added to you."
L12:32 "Have no fear, little flock, because your Father has approved of giving you the Kingdom. L12:33 Sell the things belonging to you and give gifts of mercy. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, a never failing treasure in the heavens, where a thief does not get near nor moth consumes. L12:34 For where your treasure is, there your hearts will be also.
L12:35 "Let your loins be girded and your lamps be burning, L12:36 and you yourselves be like men waiting for their master when he returns from the marriage, so that at his arriving and knocking they may straight away open to him. L12:37 Happy will be those slaves who the master on arriving finds watching! For a fact I tell you, He will dress himself and make them recline at the table and will come into them and minister to them. L12:38 And if he arrives in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, happy are they!"
L12:39 "But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief would come, he would have kept watching and not have let his house be broken into, L12:40 You also, keep ready, because at an hour that you do not think likely the Son of man is coming."
L12:41 Then Peter said: "Lord, are you saying this illustration to us or also to all?" L12:42 And the Lord said: "Who really is the faithful steward, the discreet one, whom his master will appoint over his body of attendants to keep giving them their measure of food supplies at the proper time? L12:43 Happy is that slave, if his master on arriving finds him doing so! L12:44 I tell you truthful, he will appoint him over all his belongings."
L12:45 "But if ever that slave should say in his heart, 'My master delays coming,' and should start to beat the manservant's and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, L12:46 the master of that slave will come on a day that he is not expecting (him) and in an hour that he does not know, and he will punish him with the greatest severity and assign him a part with the unfaithful ones. L12:47 Then that slave that understood the directions of his master but did not get ready or get in line with his directives, he will be beaten with many strokes. L12:48 But the one that did not understand and so did things deserving of strokes, he will be beaten with few. Indeed, everyone to whom much was given, much will be demanded of him; and the one to whom people put in charge of much, they will demand more than usual of him."
L12:49 "I came to start a fire on the earth, and what more is there for me to wish if it has already been lit? L12:50 Indeed I have a baptism with which to be baptised, and how I am being distressed until it is finished! L12:51 Do you imagine I came to give peace on the earth? No, indeed I tell you, but rather division."
L12:52 "For from now on there will be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three. L12:53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
L12:54 Then he went on to say also to the crowds: "When you see a cloud rising in western parts, at once you say, 'A storm is coming,' and it turns out so. L12:55 And when you see that a south wind is blowing, you say, 'There is a heat wave,' and it occurs. L12:56 Hypocrites, you know how to examine the outward appearance of earth and sky, but how is it you do not know how to examine this particular time?"
L12:57 "Why do you not decide also for yourselves what is righteous? L12:58 For example when you are going with your adversary at law to a ruler, get to work while on the way, to rid yourself of the dispute with him, that he may never hale you before the judges, and the judge deliver you to the court officer, and the court officer throw you into prison. L12:59 I tell you, you will certainly not get out from there until you pay over every last penny."
L13:1. At that very season there were certain ones present that reported to him about Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. L13:2 So in reply he said to them: "Do you imagine that these Galileans were proved worse sinners than all other Galileans because they have suffered these things? L13:3 No, indeed, I tell you; but, unless you repent, you will all likewise be destroyed. L13:4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, thereby killing them, do you imagine that they were proved greater debtors than all the other men inhabiting Jerusalem? L13:5 No, indeed, I tell you; but, unless you repent, you will all be destroyed in the same way."
L13:6 Then he went on to tell this illustration: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it, but found none L13:7 Then he said to the vine dresser, 'Here it is three years that I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, but have found none. Cut it down! Why really should it keep the ground useless?' L13:8 In reply he said to him, 'Master, let it alone also this year, until I dig around it and put on manure; L13:9 and if then it produces fruit in the future, (well and good); but if not, you should cut it down.'"(see Mark 11:13,14)
L13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. L13:11 And, look! a woman with a spirit of weakness for eighteen years, and she was bent double and was unable to raise herself up at all. L13:12 When he saw her, Jesus addressed her and said to her: "Woman, you are released from your weakness." L13:13 And he laid his hands on her; and instantly she straightened up, and began to glorify God.
L13:14 But in response the presiding officer of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus did the cure on the Sabbath, began to say to the crowd: "There are six days on which work ought to be done; on them, therefore, come and be cured, and not on the Sabbath day." L13:15 however, the Lord answered him and said: "Hypocrites, does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his bull or his ass from the stall and lead it away to give it drink? L13:16 Was it not due, then, for this woman who is a daughter of Abraham, and whom Satan held bound, look ! eighteen years, to be loosed from her bond on the Sabbath day?" L13:17 When he said these things, all his opposers began to feel shame; but all the crowd began to rejoice at all the glorious things done by him."
L13:18 Therefore he went on to say: "What is the Kingdom of God like, and with what shall I compare it? L13:19 It is like a mustard grain that a man took and put in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky took up lodging in its branches."
L13:20 And again he said: "With what shall I compare the Kingdom of God? L13:21 It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three large measures of flour until the whole mass was fermented."
J10:1 "I tell you a fact, anyone who does not enter the sheep enclosure through the gate but climbs in another way is a robbing thief. J10:2 But the one entering by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. J10:3 To him the gate keeper opens, and the sheep recognise his voice when he calls their name to lead them out. J10:4 When he has collected them all he leads the way in front of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognise his voice. J10:5 They will not follow a stranger but run away from him because they do not recognise the strangers voice."
J10:6 Jesus gave this comparison but they did not know what he was talking about. J10:7 So Jesus said again. "This is a fact I'm telling you 'I AM the gate for the sheep' J10:8 All those that came ahead of me were robbing thieves but the sheep did not listen to them. J10:9 I am the gate. If anyone enters through me he will be saved and will go in and out to feeding grounds. J10:10 A thief does not come unless it is to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life and lots of it. J10:11 I am a good shepherd, the good shepherd puts his life on behalf of the sheep J 10:12 The hired man, as he is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, on seeing the wolf coming he leaves the sheep and runs away so the wolf grabs them and throws them about J10:13 Because he is only hired he does not care about the sheep. J10:14 I am a good shepherd and know the ones that are mine and the ones that are mine know me, J10:15 just as the Father knows me I know the Father and my life I put on behalf of these sheep. J10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this enclosure these also I need to bring, and they will here my voice and become one flock with one shepherd."
J10:17 "The reason the Father loves me is because I surrender my life so that I should receive it again. J10:18 No one takes it from me but I surrender it myself. I have the authoritative power to command its surrender and the authoritative power to command its retrieval again. These commands I received from the Father."
J10:19 Over these statements the Jews again became divided. J10:20 Many of them were saying "He is demon possessed and is raving mad. Why are you listening to him?" J10:21 Others said: "These are not the sayings of a demon possessed man; a demon cannot open the eyes of a blind man can it?
25th Chislev 32 (c December 32)
J10:22 Then came the festival of Dedication (Hanukkah or lights lasting 8 days) at Jerusalem, it was the winter; J10:23 and Jesus was walking in Solomon's colonnade in the temple. J10:24 The Jews gathered round him saying to him: "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you really are the Christ tell us out right." J10:25 Jesus answered them "I 'have' told you but you do not believe me; the things I am doing in my Father's name, provide the proof about me J10:26 but because you are not any of my sheep you do not believe. J10:27 My sheep listen to my voice, I know who they are and they follow me. J10:28 I am giving to them everlasting life and they shall not be destroyed during the future time period, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. J10:29 What my Father has given to me is more important than anything else, and nobody can snatch them out of my Fathers hand. J10:30 The Father and I are united."
J10:31 Once more the Jews picked up stones to stone him. J10:32 Jesus replied "I have shown you many great acts from the Father, for which one of these are you going to stone me?" J10:33 The Jews answered "We are not stoning you for great acts, but for blasphemy, because you a man are trying to make yourself a God." J10:34 Jesus answered: "Is it not written in your law that; 'I' said 'you are gods?' J10:35 If he called 'gods' those against whom the pronouncements of God came and the scriptures cannot be disregarded J10:36 how can you say to the one that the Father specially chose and sent into this world 'You are blaspheming', because I said I am God's Son. J10:37 If I am not carrying out my Fathers acts, then don't believe me. J10:38 But if I am, even though you do not believe me, believe the acts, so that you may come to know and have knowledge that the Father and I are united. J10:39 Again they tried to seize him; but he got out of their reach.
JESUS MINISTRY EAST OF THE JORDAN
Period December 32 AD to March 33 AD.
East bank of the Jordan River.
J10:40 Jesus then went back across the Jordan again to the place where John had formally been baptising. Here he stayed J10:41 and many people came to him. They said, "Though John never performed any miraculous signs, everything that John said about this man is true." J10:42 And many there put faith in him.
L13:22 And he journeyed through out, from city to city and from village to village, teaching as he continued on his journey to Jerusalem. L13:23 Now a certain man said to him: "Lord, are only a few to be saved?" He replied : L13:24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I'm tell you, lots will try to get in but will not be able to, L13:25 once the householder has locked the door, and you start to stand outside and knock at the door, saying,' Sir open to us.' But he will answer, 'I don't know where your from.'" L13:26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank in front of you, and you taught in our streets.' L13:27 But he will say to you, 'I don't know where you're from. Go away from me, all you practisers of evil!' L13:28 There will be crying and grinding of teeth, when you see Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but you will be thrown out L13:29 And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and will sit at the table in the Kingdom of God. L13:30 Indeed! there are last ones who will become foremost, and there are first ones who will become least."
L13:31 In that same hour certain Pharisees came up, saying to him: "Get out and leave here, because Herod wants to kill you." L13:32 And he said to them: "Go and tell that fox, 'Look! Today and tomorrow I will be driving away demons and healing people, but on the third day I will complete the process perfectly." L13:33 Nevertheless, I must continue travelling today and tomorrow and the following day, because it is not admissible for the prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.
L13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her: how often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood of chicks under her wings, but you people did not want it! L13:35 Look! Your house is abandoned to you and I tell you, you will not see me again until the time comes when you will say, 'Blessed is this one coming in Yhwh's name." (see Mat 21:9)
L14:1. On one occasion he went into the house of a certain leader of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat a meal, and they watched him closely. L14:2 And, see! there was in front of him a certain man who had hydropsy. L14:3 So in response Jesus spoke to those versed in the law and to the Pharisees, saying: "Is it legal to cure a person on the Sabbath or not?" L14:4 But they remained silent. So Jesus took hold of the man and cured him and sent him away. L14:5 Then he said to them: "Who of you, if his son or bull falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?" L14:6 They were unable to reply to these things.
L14:7 Having noticed how the invited guests were promoting the most important table positions for themselves, he told this illustration. L14:8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding reception, you do not sit down on the top table in case someone more important than you may have been invited by him, L14:9 and he comes up to you and says, 'Give this man your seat.' And then humiliated you will have to take the worst place. L14:10 But when you're invited, sit in the worst place, so that when the host comes in he will say to you, 'My friend move to a better seat.' Then you will have been honoured in front of your fellow guests. L14:11 For everyone that elevated himself will be humbled and he that humbles himself will be elevated.
L14:12 He also said to the man that had invited him: "When you spread a dinner or evening meal, don't only call your friends, brothers. relatives or rich neighbours, because they may return the invitation some time and you would be repaid. L14:13 But when spreading a feast, invite poor people, crippled, lame, blind; L14:14 and you will be approved of, because they have nothing with which to repay you. For you will be repaid with a resurrection in with the justified ones."
L14:15 One of the guests hearing these things said to him: "Blessed is the one who eats bread in the Kingdom of God." L14:16 Jesus said to him: "A man prepared a grand evening meal, and invited many. L14:17 At the time for the evening meal he sent out his slaves to say to the ones invited, 'Come because everything is now ready.' L14:18 But they all started to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a field and must go and see it; Please excuse me.' L14:19 Another said, 'I bought five pair of oxen cattle and I need to try them out; Please excuse me.' L14:20 And another said, 'I have just got married and so I cannot come.' L14:21 The slave returned and reported these things to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, 'Quickly go out into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor the crippled the blind and the lame.' L14:22 In time the slave said, 'Master, what you ordered has been carried out, and yet there is still room for more.' L14:23 So the master said to the slave, 'Go into the country roads and lanes, and persuade and cajole people to come , so that my house may be filled. L14:24 For I tell you, none of those invited shall taste my evening meal.'"
L14:25 Now large crowds were travelling with him, and turning he said to them: L14:26 "If anyone comes to me and does not subordinate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, even his own soul, cannot be my disciple." L14:27 "Whoever does not carry his execution stake and follow after me cannot be my disciple. L14:28 For example, who of you wanting to build a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? L14:29 Otherwise, he may lay its foundation but not be able to finish it, and all the onlookers may start to ridicule him, L14:30 saying 'This man started to build but was not able to finish it.'"
L14:31 "Or what king, marching to wage war on another king does not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand troops to deal with the one he comes against who has twenty thousand? L14:32 If, he cannot do so, then while the other is still along way away he sends out a delegation of representatives to sue for peace. L14:33 Therefore none of you, can be my disciple unless he is prepared to give up his own interests and possessions."
L14:34 "Salt is a useful thing. But if the salt loses its strength of salinity, what can be used to restore its salinity power? L14:35 It is useless for soil or manure. So people throw it away. Any ones with hearing ears, should listen to me."
L15:1. Now all the tax collectors and the sinners kept coming round him to listen to him. L15:2 Consequently both the Pharisees and the scribes kept muttering, saying: "This man greets sinners and eats with them." L15:3 So he told them this illustration: L15:4 "Which man among you who has a hundred sheep, will not on losing one of them, leave the ninety-nine behind in the desert and goes after the lost one until he finds it? L15:5 And when he founds it he joyfully puts it on his shoulders. L15:6 When he gets home he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, 'Celebrate with me, because I have found my lost sheep.' L15:7 In the same way I tell you; there will be more celebrating in heaven over one repenting sinner than over ninety-nine upright ones who do not need to repent."
L15:8 "Or what if a woman had ten drachma coins, and lost one, would she not light a lamp and sweep her house, carefully searching until she finds it? L15:9 And when she finds it she calls together the women who are her friends and her neighbours, saying, 'Celebrate with me because I have found my lost drachma coin.' L15:10 In the same way I tell you there is celebrating among the angels of God over one repenting sinner."
L15:11 Then he said : "A certain man had two sons, L15:12 the younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that is mine.' So he divided his estate with them. L15:13 A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and travelled abroad to a distant country, and there squandered his inheritance by living a debauched life. L15:14 After he had spent everything, that country experienced a severe famine, and he became destitute. L15:15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the inhabitants of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. L15:16 He longed to fill his stomach with the husks which the pigs ate, but nobody would give him anything."
L15:17 "When he came to his senses, he said , 'How many of my father's hired men have all the bread they need, while I am dying here of hunger! L15:18 I shall get up and go to my father and say to him: "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you . L15:19 I no longer deserve to be called your son . Treat me as one of your hired men."' L15:20 So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion, running to him he embraced him and kissed him ecstatically. L15:21 His son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son." L15:22 But his father said to his servant, 'Quickly! bring me the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. L15:23 And get the calf we have been fattening, kill it and lets have a celebration feast and enjoy ourselves, L15:24 because this my son who was as if dead has come back to life again; he was lost and is found.' And they began to celebrate.
L15:25 "Now his eldest son was in the fields; and as he came nearer to the house he could hear music and dancing. L15:26 Calling one of the servants to him he asked what was going on. L15:27 He said to him, 'Your brother arrived, and so your father killed the fattening calf, because he got him back safe and sound.' L15:28 But he got angry and wouldn't go in. So his father came out and began to plead with him. L15:29 He replied to his father, 'All these years I have slaved for you and never once did I disobey your orders, and yet you never once gave me even a kid for me to celebrate with my friends. L15:30 But when this son of yours who has eaten up your estate on prostitutes arrives, you kill the fattening calf for him. L15:31 Then his father said to him, 'Son you have always been with me, and everything that is mine is yours; L15:32 but we have to celebrate and enjoy ourselves, because your brother who was as dead to us has came to life, and he was lost and is found.'"
L16:1. Then he went on to say also to his disciples: "A certain rich man had a steward, who was denounced to him for handling his goods wastefully. L16:2 So he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Hand in your stewards accounts, because you can no longer manage the house.' L16:3 So the steward said to himself, 'What am I going to do, now that my master is taking the stewards position from me? I am not strong enough to dig, I am ashamed to beg. L16:4 Ah! I know what I shall do, in order that people will welcome me into their homes when I lose the position of steward.' L16:5 So he called to him each one of his masters debtors and he said to the first one, 'How much do you owe my master?' L16:6 He said, 'A hundred 'bath' measures of olive oil.' The steward said to him, 'Take your written agreement back, sit down and quickly write fifty.' L16:7 To the next he said, 'How much do you owe?' He said, 'A hundred cor measures of wheat.' So the steward said to him, "Take your written agreement back and write eighty.' L16:8 And the master praised the steward, though unrighteous, because he acted with astuteness, for the sons of this time period are more astute in a practical way dealing with their contemporaries than are the sons of the light."
L16:9 "And so I tell you, Make friends for yourself by means of worldly wealth, so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the everlasting dwelling places. L16:10 The person honest in little things is honest also in those large, and the person dishonest in little things is dishonest also in those large. L16:11 So, if you have not proved yourselves honest in connection with worldly wealth, who will trust you with the genuine wealth? L16:12 And if you have not proved yourselves honest in connection with what is not yours, who can give you things that are ours? L16:13 No household servant can serve two masters; for, either he will disregard one and love the other, or he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves to God and to the worlds riches."
L16:14 Now the Pharisees, who were money lovers, were listening to all these things, and they began to sneer at him. L16:15 So he said to them: "You are the type who justify yourselves to others but God knows your hearts; because what is highly thought of by men is a disgusting thing in Gods sight."
L16:16 "The law and the Prophets were until John. From then the God's Kingdom is being declared as good news, and every sort of person is pressing forward toward it. L16:17 It is more likely that heaven and earth pass away than for one letter of the Law to go uncompleted. L16:18 "Everyone that divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery."
L16:19 "There was a certain rich man, who used to dress himself up in purple and linen, enjoying himself in luxury every day. L16:20 But a poor man named Lazarus was placed at his gate, covered with sores L16:21 desiring to eat the left over food garbage from the table of the rich man. Even the dogs came and licked his sores."
L16:22 "Eventually the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to a close position with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. L16:23 And in Hades he looked up and was tormented by seeing Abraham in the distance with Lazarus close beside him. L16:24 So he called and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering in these flames.' L16:25 But Abraham said, 'Child remember that you enjoyed good things during your lifetime, but Lazarus at the same time, bad things. Now, however, here he is comfortable but you are suffering. L16:26 And also besides these things, a great chasm has been set separating you people from us, so that those wanting to pass over from here to you people cannot, neither can people cross over from there to us.'"
L16:27 "The rich man then said to Abraham, 'Then I ask you, father, to send him (Lazarus) to my fathers house, L16:28 because I have five brothers, so that he may give them a warning, that they will not also be tormented by coming to this place.' L16:29 But Abraham said, "They have Moses, and the Prophets; let them listen to these.' L16:30 Then the rich man said, 'No father Abraham, if someone who has died goes to them they will repent.' L16:31 But Abraham said to them, 'If they don't listen to Moses or the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded by someone who is resurrected from death."
L17:1. Jesus then said to his disciples: "Things that cause pitfalls are unavoidable. But it will be bad news for the one through whom they come! L17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he was thrown into the sea than for him to trip up one of these little ones. L17:3 Watch out for one another, If your kinsman commits a sin against you, give him a reprimand, and if he is sorry and asks your forgiveness, forgive him. L17:4 Even if he sins seven times in a day against you and he comes to you seven times, saying, 'I 'm sorry forgive me,' you must forgive him."
L17:5 Now the apostles said to the Lord: "Increase in us our faith." L17:6 So the Lord said: "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this black mulberry tree, 'Uproot yourself and plant yourself in the sea! and it would obey you."
L17:7 "Who of you that has had a slave ploughing, or minding the flock would say to him when he gets in from the field, 'Come here at once and sit at the table? L17:8 Would he not rather say to him, 'Prepare my evening meal, get ready and wait on me until I am finished eating and drinking, and afterward you may eat and drink'? L17:9 He does not thank his slave for doing what he was assigned to do, will he? L17:10 So you, also when you have done all the things assigned to you, say, 'We are worthless slaves. We have only done what we should have done.'"
Lazarus raised from the dead in Bethany near Jerusalem.
J11:1 Now a certain man called Lazarus was dangerously ill. He was from the village of Mary and her sister Martha. J 11:2 It was Mary whose brother Lazarus was ill, who had oiled the Lords feet with perfumed oil and wiped his feet with her hair.
J11:3 So the sisters sent a message to Jesus saying "Lord take notice Lazarus whom you love is dangerously ill". J 11:4 On hearing this Jesus said "This sickness is not to result in death but is for the praising of God, so that the Son of God may be acclaimed through it." J 11:5 Jesus loved Martha her sister and Lazarus J 11:6 however after he heard that Lazarus was ill he stayed for two days more where he was. J 11:7 After this he said to his disciples "Let us go again to Judea".
J11:8 His disciples said to him : "The Jews are now looking to stone you (to death) and you want to go there again?" J 11:9 Jesus answered "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those walking during the day are not attacked because during the worlds daylight they watch out. J11:10 But those walking during the night are attacked because they are out of the light."
J11:11 After saying these things he said to them: "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going to him to wake him up." J11:12 So his disciples said to him: "Lord if he has fallen asleep he will get well." J11:13 However Jesus had been speaking about his death, but they thought he had been talking about ordinary sleep. J11:14 So Jesus told them straight: "Lazarus is dead J11:15 and for your sakes so that you will believe, I am glad I was not there. But let us go to him" J11:16 Thomas who was called the twin said to his fellow disciples: "Let us also go so that we can die with him."
J11:17 When Jesus arrived he found Lazarus had already been entombed for four days. J11:18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, less than two miles away, J11:19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them over their brother. J11:20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, while Mary sat in the house.
J11:21 Martha said to Jesus: "Lord if you had been here my brother wouldn't have died. J11:22 But even now I know that whatever you ask of God he will give you." J 11:23 Jesus said to her : "Your brother will rise again." J11:24 Martha said to him: "I know he will rise again in the resurrection, during the last day." J11:25 Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and life; the one believing me, even though he dies will live again, J11:26 and everyone living that believes me by no means will remain dead in the future era. Do you believe this?" J11:27 She says to him: "Yes Lord I believe that you are the Christ the Son of God, the one who is to come into this world."
J11:28 After saying this she went off and called her sister Mary and in private told her: "The Teacher is here and is asking for you." J11:29 When Mary heard this she quickly got up and went to him. J11:30 Jesus had not yet arrived at the village, but was still at the place were Martha had met him. J11:31 When the Jews who had been consoling her in the house saw Mary quickly get up and go out, they followed her, thinking she was going to the tomb to mourn.
J11:32 When Mary reached the place were Jesus was and saw him she fell at his feet and said: "Lord if you had been here my brother would not have died." J11:33 When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews also weeping who had come with her he was deeply moved and grieved himself, J11:34 and said; "Where have you put him?" They said to him;" Lord come and see." J11:35 Jesus shed tears. J11:36 The Jews said "See how much he loved him" J11:37 But some of them said: "Could not this man who opened the eyes of the blind man have prevented this man dying?"
J11:38 Jesus again in deep grief, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave that had a large stone laying across the entrance. J11:39 Jesus said: "Remove the stone" but Martha the sister of the dead man said to him: "Lord it is the fourth day he must smell by now." J11:40 Jesus said to her, "Didn't I tell you that if you had trust you would see things deserving God's praise?" J11:41 So they removed the stone. And Jesus looking up said: "Father I thank you for listening to me, J11:42 for I know that you always hear me; it is because of the crowd standing here that I speak to you, so that they may believe that you have sent me." J11:43 After saying this he cried out in a loud voice, "Lazarus come out!" J11:44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet were wrapped with bandages and a cloth was wrapped round his face. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him and release him."
J11:45 Many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary and witnessed what he had done, believed in him. J11:46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and reported to them the things Jesus had done. J11:47 So the Pharisees and chief priests called a meeting of the Sanhedrin, saying "What are we to do about this man, who performs so many signs?" J11:47 If we allow him to go on like this, everyone will believe in him and the Romans will come and take our holy place and our nation. J11:49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them: "You know nothing! J11:50 nor realise that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed." J11:51 He did not say this of his own origin, but as he was the high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation, J11:52 and not only for the nation, but also for God's scattered children so that he might collect them together as one.
J11:53 So from that day they agreed to try and kill him. J11:54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked about openly among the Jews, but left there for an area near the desert to a town called Ephraim and stayed there with his disciples.
March 33 AD
Jesus starts final tour on route to Jerusalem,
L17:11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. L17:12 As he was entering a village ten lepers met him, but they kept their distance. L17:13 They shouted out: "Jesus, Instructor, have pity on us!" L17:14 When he saw them he said to them: "Go and show yourselves to the priests." Then as they were leaving they were made clean.
L17:15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back praising God in a loud voice. L17:16 And he fell down with his head at Jesus feet, thanking him; he was a Samaritan. L17:17 Jesus said: "Were not ten healed? Then where are the other nine? L17:18 Did none of them return to praise and thank God for this favour?" L17:19 So he said to him: "Get up and go your way; your faith has cured you ."
L17:20 When asked by the Pharisees, 'When was the Kingdom of God coming? he answered: "The coming of the Kingdom of God will not be observable, L17:21 neither will people say, 'Here it is!' or 'There it is!' For the Kingdom of God is in amongst you."
L17:22 Then he said to the disciples: "Days are coming when people will long to see the time for the Son of a man, but will not see it. L17:23 Men will say, 'Look there he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not chase after (them). L17:24 For as the lightening flashes, and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so it will be in the time of the Son of a Man. L17:25 But first, he must endure much suffering being rejected by this generation. L17:26 Just as it occurred in the days of Noah, so it will occur in the time of the Son of a man: L17:27 they were eating, and drinking, marrying, and being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. L17:28 Again it occurred in the days of Lot: they were eating, and drinking, buying, and selling, planting, and building. L17:29 But on the day Lot left Sodom it rained fire and sulphur from the sky and destroyed them all. L17:30 So it will be the same, at the time the Son of a man is revealed."
L17:31 "At that time any person that is on the roof of the house with his belongings inside the house should not come down to collect them, and any one out in the field, let him likewise not return to collect the things he left behind. L17:32 Remember Lot's wife. L17:33 Those trying to preserve their lives will lose it, but whoever is willing to lose it will preserve it L17:34 I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken, but the other will be left. L17:35 There will be two women grinding grain together on the same stone; one will be taken, but the other will be left."
L17:36 - L17:37 So in response they asked him: "Where to Lord?" He said to them: "Where the carcass is, the eagles will also gather together on it".
Jesus illustration of the Widow and Corrupt Judge.
L18:1. Then he went on to tell them an illustration about their need to always pray and not give up, L18:2 saying: "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God or respected men. L18:3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him, saying, 'See that I get justice from my adversary by law.' L18:4 For a while he refused, but afterwards he said to himself, 'Although I do not fear God or respect any man, L18:5 yet, because this widow keeps troubling me, I will see that she gets justice, so she will not keep coming and brow beating me.'" L18:6 Then the Lord said: "Did you hear what the corrupt judge, said! L18:7 Certainly, then, shall not God cause justice to be done for his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night, and deal patiently with them? L18:8 Rather I tell you, He will quickly vindicate them. Yet, when the Son of a man arrives, will he find 'the faith' on the earth?"
L18:9 But he spoke this illustration to some who were trusting in their own self righteousness regarding others with contempt: L18:10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. L18:11 The Pharisee while standing was praying these things to himself, 'O God, I thank you I am not like other men, greedy, unjust, adulterers, or like this tax collector. L18:12 I fast twice a week, I give a tenth of all my income.' L18:13 But the tax collector standing at a distance would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but kept beating his chest, saying, 'O God, grant favour to me a sinner!' L18:14 I'm telling you, This man returned home having been proved more correct than the other man; because everyone that exalts himself will be humiliated, but those that humble themselves will be exalted."
M19:1 Now when Jesus had finished these words, he left Galilee and came to the border of Judea across the Jordan. M19:2 And, great crowds followed him, and he cured some of them there. M19:3 And some Pharisees came up to him, with the intention of testing him saying: " Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?" M19:4 He replied "Did you not read that the one who created them, from the beginning made them male and female M19:5 and said, 'For the reason that the two shall be one flesh, a man will leave his father and his mother to be united with his wife? M19:6 So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. So what God has joined together let no man separate." M19:7 So they said to him: "Why, then, did Moses prescribe giving her a certificate of divorce and sending her away?" M19:8 He said to them: "Moses because for your hard heartedness, made this concession to you for divorcing your wives, but this has not always been the case from the beginning. M19:9 But I tell you that whoever divorces his wife, except on the grounds of unchastity, and marries someone else commits adultery."
M19:10 His disciples said to him: "If this is the situation for a man with his wife, it is more advisable not to marry." M19:11 He replied: "Not all men can cope with what you say, but some to whom the ability has been granted can. M19:12 For there are men that were born impotent, and there are impotent man that were castrated by men, and there are eunuchs that have made themselves impotent on account of the Kingdom of the heavens. Let the one that can cope with it take it on."
L18:15 People also began to bring him their M19:13 young children, .. for him to place his hands on them and offer prayer; L18:15c; on seeing this the disciples began to reprimand them. L18:16 However, Jesus called for them, saying: "Let the young children come to me, don't try to stop them. For it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs. L18:17 I tell you a truth, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God in a similar way to a child will never enter it." M19:15 And so after putting his hands on them he left.
L18:18 A certain ruler M19:16 came up to him L18:18c and questioned him, saying: "Good Teacher, what M19:16 good deeds must I perform in order to L18:18c inherit everlasting life?" L18:19 Jesus said to him: "Why do you L18:19c call me good M19:17 and ask me what is good? L18:19c Nobody is good except God alone. M19:17 If though you want to enter into 'the real life', obey the commandments." M19:18 He said: "Which ones?" and Jesus said: L18:20 "You know the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not testify falsely, Honour your father and mother. M19:19 Love your neighbour as yourself." M19:20 The young man then said L18:21c "All these I have kept from childhood M19:20 and yet what am I still lacking? L18:22 After hearing this, Jesus said to him: "There is still one thing lacking about you: M19:21 if you want to be perfect L18:22c sell all the things you have and distribute the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in the heavens; and then come and be my follower." L18:23 When M19:22 the young man L18:23c heard this, he became very despondent, M19:22 and went away saddened because he was holding many possessions L18:23c for he was extremely rich.
L18:24 Jesus looking at him: M19:23 said to his disciples L18:24c "How hard it is for those wealthy M19:23c men L18:24c to enter into the Kingdom of God! (M19:23c Kingdom of the heavens) L18:25 In fact it is easier for a camel to get through the eye, of a needle than for a rich man to get into the Kingdom of God."
M19:25 When the disciples heard this, they expressed great surprise saying L18:26c "Who M19:25 really L18:26c can possibly be saved?" M19:26 Looking them in the face Jesus said to them L18:27 "The things impossible for men to do are made possible by God, M19:26c with God all things are possible." L18:28 But Peter replied L18:28c "Look! We have left M19:27c all L18:28c our own things and followed you. M19:27c what actually will there be in it for us?" L18:29 He said to them: "This is a fact I tell you, M19:28 at the renewal of every thing, when the Son of a man sits down upon his throne of glory, you ones that followed me, will also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. M19:29 And every one, that has left his house, wife, brothers, M19:29c sisters, L18:29c parents or children because of the Kingdom of God M19:29c and because of my position (name) will receive L18:30 during this appointed period of time, many times more, and during the coming period, everlasting life."
M19:30 "But many that were first will be last and the last will be first. M20:1 "For the Kingdom of the heavens is like a man, an estate holder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. M20:2 After agreeing with the labourers the wages of a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. M20:3 When going out himself at about nine o'clock, he saw others standing unemployed in the market place; M20:4 so he said to them, 'You also, go and work in the vineyard, and I will pay you the fair rate.' So of they went. M20:5 He again went out about midday and again at three o'clock in the afternoon and did the same thing. M20:6 Again about the five o'clock in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around, and he said to them, 'Why have you been standing here unemployed all day?' M20:7 They said to him, 'Because nobody has hired us,' He said to them, 'You also go and work in the vineyard.'
M20:8 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the labourers and pay them their wages, start with those hired last and proceed to those hired first,' M20:9 When those hired at five o'clock came, they each received a full denarius. M20:10 When the turn came for the first, they expected they would receive more; but each of them also received a denarius. M20:11 On receiving this they began to grumble against the estate holder M20:12 saying, "Those hired last put in only one hours work; still you paid them the same as us who laboured all day in the burning heat!" M20:13 But in reply to one of them he said, "Friend I do you no wrong did you not agree to work for me for a denarius? M20:14 Take what is yours and leave, if I want to give these men hired last the same as you, M20:15 is it not my right to do what I want with my own things? Or do you view me badly because I act in a good way?" M20:16 In the same way the last ones will be first, and the first ones last."
Third Time Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection.
M20:17 When starting to travel up to Jerusalem L18:31 Jesus took the twelve aside M20:17 privately while on the road L18:31c and said to them: "Look! We are going up to Jerusalem, and every thing written by the Prophets about the Son of a man will be accomplished. M20:18 The Son of a man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes and they will condemn him to death, M20:19 then they will hand him over to men of other nations L18:32 and will be made fun of and be treated insolently and spat upon; L18:33 and after flogging him they will kill him M20:19c by impaling him, L18:33c but on the third day he will M20:19c be raised up L18:33c and rise again." L18:34 But the disciples did not understand any of these things; as these statements were hidden from them and they did not understand the things he said.
James and John's Mother requests Right Hand Positions for her Sons in the Kingdom.
M20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons (James & John), and kneeling before him begged to make a request to him. M20:21 He said to her: "What do you want?" She said to him: "Say that these two sons of mine you will sit down, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your Kingdom." M20:22 Jesus answered: "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to him: "We can." M20:23 He said to them: "You will indeed drink my cup, but this sitting down at my right hand and at my left is not mine to give, as it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my father."
M20:24 When the other ten heard of this, they became indignant at the two brothers. M20:25 So Jesus called them to him and said: "You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them. M20:26 This is not the way it is to be among you; for whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. M20:27 and whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave M20:28 Just as the Son of a Man came, not to be served, but to serve and to give his life (soul) a ransom in exchange for many."
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar Near Jericho.
L18:35 Now while approaching Jericho M20:29 a large crowd came out of Jericho and followed him M20:30 And look! two blind men L18:35c sitting beside the road begging and one (of the) blind men L18:36 hearing a crowd passing by began to ask what was going on. L18:37 They told him: "Jesus the Nazarene' is passing by!" L18:38 At this he cried out, saying: "Jesus, M20:30c Lord, L18:38c Son of David, have pity on (me) M20:30c us!" L18:39 And those in front of them sternly ordered him to keep quiet, but he (M20:31 they) L18:39c shouted all the more: " M20:31 Lord L18:39c Son of David have pity on (me) M20:31 us." L18:40 Then Jesus stood still and ordered the man (M20:32 them) to be brought to him. When he got near, Jesus asked him; L18:41 "What do you want me to do for you?" (M20:33 they) He said: "Lord, let me (M20:33 us) see again. L18:42 So Jesus M20:34 moved with pity touched their eyes L18:42c saying: "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well." L18:43 And instantly he (M20:34 they) regained his (M20:34 their) sight, and he (M20:34 they) began to follow him, praising God. Also, all the people, when they saw this, gave praise to God.
Jesus Visits Zacchaeus
L19:1. Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. L19:2 Now there was a man there called Zacchaeus; and he was a chief tax collector, and was rich. L19:3 He was trying to see who this Jesus was, but he could not because of the crowd, and because he was short. L19:4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see him, because he was about to pass that way. L19:5 Now when Jesus got to this place, he looked up and said to him: "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, because I must stay in your house today." L19:6 So he quickly got down and happily welcomed him as his guest. L19:7 But others when they saw this, all began to grumble, saying: "He went to stay with a man that is a sinner."
L19:8 Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord: "Look! The half of my belongings Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I defrauded anyone by false accusation I will pay back four times as much." L19:9 At this Jesus said to him: "Today a saving has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. L19:10 For the Son of a Man came to seek out and save those that were lost."
The Illustration of the Minas 'Working Capital'.
L19:11 While they were listening to these things he spoke an additional illustration because they considered as Jesus was now near Jerusalem the Kingdom of God was going to be revealed immediately. L19:12 So he said: "A certain man of noble birth travelled to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself and then return. L19:13 Calling ten of his slaves he gave them ten minas ( a mina was worth about 3 months labourers wages) and told them, 'Engage in business until I come back.' L19:14 But the citizens of his kingdom hated him and sent a delegation of representatives after he left, saying, 'We do not want this man to rule over us.'"
L19:15 "After returning from receiving the kingdom he eventually ordered these slaves to whom he had given the money to be called in to him, in order to ascertain what gains they had made by business trading. L19:16 The first one presented himself, saying, 'Lord your mina has been increased by ten minas.' L19:17 So he said to him, 'Well done, good slave! Because in a small matter you have proved faithful, take charge of ten cities.' L19:18 The second came, saying, 'Your mina Lord, has been increased by five minas.' L19:19 He said to this one also, 'You, be in charge of five cities.' L19:20 But another one came, saying, 'Lord, here is your mina, that I kept put away safely in a piece of cloth. L19:21 You see, I was in fear of you, because you are a hard demanding man; you take out what you did not deposit and you reap what you did not sow.' L19:22 He said to him, 'I will judge you by what you have said, wicked slave! If you know, that I am a harsh demanding man, taking out what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow L19:23 why is it you did not deposit my money in a bank? Then on my returning I would have collected interest.'
L19:24 "With that he said to those standing by, 'Take the mina from him and give it to the one that has the ten minas.' L19:25 But they said to him, 'Lord, he already has ten minas.!' L19:26 'I'm telling you, to every one acquiring, more will be given; but from the one that does not acquire, even what he does have will be taken away. L19:27 Moreover, these enemies of mine that did not want me to rule over them, bring them here and kill them off in front of me.' L19:28 After having said these things, he took the lead going up to Jerusalem.
JESUS LAST MINISTRY AT JERUSALEM
From March 33 AD to April 33 AD
J11:55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near and many people from the country were going up to Jerusalem before the Passover, so that they could ceremonially purify themselves. J11:56 They were looking for Jesus and as they were standing around in the temple area they were asking one another "What do you think?" "That he will not come to the festival?" J11:57 Now the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew were Jesus was should let them know, so that they might arrest him.
Nisan 8th 33 AD
J12:1 So Jesus six days before the Passover had arrived at Bethany where Lazarus lived who Jesus had raised from the dead.
Nisan 9th 33 AD after sunset
Mary initiates the preparation of Jesus body for burial by oiling.
M26:6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, J12:2 they made Jesus an evening meal and Martha served it while Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him. M26:7 A woman J11:3 Mary took about a third of a kilo of expensive pure aromatic oil M26:7c in an alabaster case. m14:3 Breaking open the alabaster case, she M26:7c approached Jesus and began pouring it upon his head as he was reclining at the table, J11:3c and rubbed it on his feet wiping it off with her hair. The house became filled with the fragrance of the aromatic oil.
Judas objects to Mary's use of the oil.
M26:8 On seeing this the disciples became indignant J12:4 But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him) said: M26:8c "Why this waste? M26:9 For this could have been sold for m14:5 upward of three hundred denarii M26:9c a great deal of money and been given to the poor." J12:6 He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; and he kept their common purse and used to steal from the money put in it. m14:5c So the disciples were feeling a great deal of displeasure with her.
M26:10 Aware of this Jesus said to them: m14:6 "Leave her alone M26:10c "Why do you try to make trouble for the woman? For she has done a fine service to me J12:7 carrying out this observance with a view of the day of my burial. M26:11 For you always have the poor with you, m14:7 and you can always do good towards them whenever you want to, but you will not always have me. m14:8 She did what she could, she undertook to prepare my body by putting perfumed oil on it. M26:12 For when this woman put this perfumed oil upon my body, she did it for the preparation of my burial. M26:13 Truly I say to you, Wherever this good news is preached in all the world, what this woman did, shall also be told as a remembrance of her."
J12:9 Then a great crowd of the Jews got to learn he was there, so they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. J12:10 So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well. J12:11 Since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and believing in Jesus.
Nisan 10th Early April 33 AD, (Ex 12:3,6)
Jesus Presentation to Jerusalem as its Appointed King.
J12:12 The next day a great crowd having arrived for the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. J12:13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him. J12:19 The Pharisees said to one another, "You see you can do nothing. Look the world has gone after him!"
m11:1 As they approached Jerusalem L19:29 near to Bethphage and Bethany at the mount called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, L19:30 saying: "Go into the village that you can see ahead of you, and straight away as you enter you will M21:2 find a donkey tied up with her colt L19:30c which no body has ever ridden. Untie them and M21:2c bring them to me. L19:31 But if anyone asks you, 'Why is it you are untying them?' You must say, 'The Lord needs M21:3c them, m11:3 but he will return them quickly.'"
L19:32 So those sent left m11:6 and these disciples did as Jesus had directed, L19:32c finding it just as he told them. m11:4 They found the colt outside in the street tied to a door, L19:33 But as they were untying the colt the owners of it m11:5 were standing near and said to them: "What are you doing, untying the colt?" m11:6 They told them what Jesus had said L19:34 "The Lord needs it." m11:6c and they allowed them to take it. L19:35 Leading it to Jesus, M21:7 they brought the donkey and its colt, L19:35c and throwing their cloaks on the colt Jesus M21:7 seated himself upon it.
L19:36 As he rode along m11:8 many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others began cutting down branches from the trees in the fields and spread them on the road. m11:9 The crowds going ahead of him and those following were shouting, "Hosanna! Praise the one coming in the name of Yhwh. m11:10 Praise the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!"
M21:4 This actually took place that there might be fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet, saying: M21:5 "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Look! Your King is coming to you, humbly mounted upon a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." (Zec 9:9) J12:16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus had received his honours (rewards), then they remembered that these things that had been written about him had happened to him.
L19:37 As he approached the road down from the Mount of Olives the whole mass of disciples started to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice concerning all the powerful works they had seen, L19:38 saying: "Praise the king who comes in Yhwh's name! peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven."
J12:17 The crowd that had been with Jesus when he called Lazarus out of his tomb and raised him from the dead had continued to testify about it. J12:18 And because the crowd (from Jerusalem) having heard that he performed this sign they went out to meet him, L19:38 saying: M21:9 "Save we pray, the Son of David! L19:38c "Praise the One coming as the King in Yhwh's name! Peace in heaven, and honour in the highest places!" L19:39 However, some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him: "Teacher control your disciples; order them to stop." L19:40 He replied: "I tell you, If these people remain silent, the very stones themselves would cry out."
L19:41 When he got near, he viewed the city and wept over it, L19:42 saying: "If you had even only today recognised the things that would bring you peace; but now they are hidden from your sight. L19:43 Because the time will come when your enemies will build a rampart around you and surround you and will pressure you from every side, L19:44 and they will crush you and your children within you to the ground, and they will not leave one stone upon another, because you did not recognise the time of your inspection."
M21:10 Now when he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was set in commotion, saying: "Who is this?" M21:11 The crowds kept saying: "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee! M21:14 Also blind and lame persons came up to him in the temple, and he cured them".
M21:15 When the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvellous things he did and the boys that were crying out in the temple and saying: "Save, we pray, the Son of David!" they became indignant M21:16 and said to him: "Do you hear what these are saying?" Jesus said to them: "Yes. Did you never read this, ' You have furnished praise out of the mouths of babes and children?" m11:11 Then he went into the temple; and after looking around at everything, as it was already late he left with the twelve for Bethany M21:17 to lodge the night.
Nisan 11th Early April 33 AD
Jesus Sentences the Fig Tree
m11:12 On the following day coming from Bethany M21:18 while returning to the city early in the morning, he got hungry. m11:13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf M21:19 by the road, he went to m11:13c see if he might find anything on it, but he found nothing except leaves, for it was not the season for figs. M21:19c and he said to it: "Let no fruit for ever come from you any more." m11:14 "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say this. M21:19c And the fig tree started to wither immediately.
Jesus Clears the Temple.
m11:15 They arrived at Jerusalem L19:45 and he entered into the temple and started to throw out those who were selling, M21:12 and buying in the temple, and over turned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. m11:16 and he would allow no one to carry any containers through the temple L19:46 saying to them: "Is it not written, 'My house shall be (M21:13 called) a house of prayer,' m11:17 for all the nations? L19:46c But you are making it a den of robbers."
m11:18 When the chief priests and the scribes L19:47 and the principal ones of the people m11:18c heard this, they kept looking for a way to kill him; because they were afraid of him, for all the crowd was astounded by his teaching. L19:47 In fact each day, he went teaching in the temple L19:48 and yet they still found no effective way to do it because the people were all continually hanging around him to listen to him.
J12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those that went up to worship at the festival. J12:21 These approached Philip who was from Bethsaida in Galilee and said to him: "Sir we wish to see Jesus." J12:22 Philip then went and told Andrew, and Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. J12:23 But Jesus answered them saying: "The hour has arrived for the Son of a Man to be honoured (rewarded). J12:24 I'll tell you a fact, unless a seed of wheat dies and falls into the soil it continues to remain just a single grain. But if the wheat seed dies it produces much fruit. J12:25 Those that cherish their lives will lose it, but those who disregard their lives in this worldly arrangement will safeguard it for everlasting life."
J12:26 "If a person serves me let him follow me, so that where I am there my servant will be also. Anyone that serves me will be valued by the Father. J12:27 "Now my very soul has been troubled, and what can I say? 'Father save me from this hour: but I came for this!'. J12:28 Father bring praise to your name." Then a voice came from the sky, "I have brought praises to it and will bring further praise to it." J12:29 The crowd standing around heard this and said that it sounded like thunder, others said an angel has spoken to him. J12:30 Jesus answered them: "This voice has not happened for my benefit but for yours. J12:31 Now the 'judgement' is on this world's system: Now the ruler of this world's system will be thrown out. J12:32 And if I should be raised out of the ground all sorts of men will be drawn to me." J12:33 He was saying this to indicate what kind of death he was about to die.
J12:34 And so the crowd replied to him: "We have heard from the Law that the Christ will remain on into the future age: so how is it you say it is necessary to raise up the Son of a Man? Who is this Son of a Man?" J12:35 So Jesus said to them: "The light will be with you for a little longer. Continue walking while you have this light before the darkness overtakes you because the one walking in the darkness does not know where he is going. J12:36 While you have the light exercise trust in this light, so that you may become Sons of light." After Jesus had said these things he left and hid from them.
J12:37 But although he had performed so many signs in front of them they did not believe in him. J12:38 This was to fulfil the words spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "Lord who has believed our message, to whom the power of Yhwh was revealed?" J12:39 For this reason they were not able to believe; again as Isaiah said: J12:40 "He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts so they can neither see with their eyes nor understand with their hearts and turn around so that I might heal them." J12:41 Isaiah said this because he saw his excellence and so spoke about him.
J12:42 All the same, many from among the leaders did believe him, but because of the Pharisees, did not admit to it so that they might not be expelled from the synagogue. J12:43 Because they loved the praises of men even more than the praises of God. J12:44 But Jesus shouted aloud saying: "The one that puts faith in me, not only places faith in me but also in the one sending me, J12:45 and the one who observes me perceives also the one who sent me. J12:46 I have come as a light into the world so that everyone that places faith in me shall not continue in darkness. J12:47 If anybody hears my words but does not observe them, I will not judge him, because I have not come in order to be judging the world but so that I might save the world. J12:48 The one who rejects me and does not accept what I say judges himself; for the words I have said will be used to judge him during the last day period; J12:49 Because I have not spoken of my own origin but the Father the one sending me, he has given me instructions as to what to say and what to speak. J12:50 And I know that his instructions lead to everlasting life. Whatever things I say are according to what the Father has told me and so these things I speak. M11:19 And when it became late in the day they left the city.
Nisan 12th early April 33 AD.
m11:20 In the morning when they were travelling along. They saw the fig tree already dried up to its roots. M21:20 When the disciples saw this, they wondered saying: "How is it that the fig tree withered instantly?" m11:21 So Peter recalling this said to him, "Teacher, look the fig tree which you condemned is now dried up." M21:21 In answer Jesus said to them: "In truth I say to you, if only you have trust (m11:22 in God) and do not doubt, not only will you do what I did to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and cast into the sea,' m11:23 and he does not doubt in his heart but has faith that what he says will occur it will happen for you. m11:24 So I tell you what ever you ask for in prayer have faith that you will receive it and it will come to you. m11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive whatever you have against anyone; so that your Father who is in the heavens may also forgive your mistakes.
Jesus Authority Questioned.
m11:27 They came again to Jerusalem M21:23 and after he went into the temple L20:1. while he was teaching the people and declaring the good news, m11:27c as he walked in the temple L20:1c the chief priests and the scribes with the older men came up to him, L20:2 and they spoke up, saying to him: "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority m11:28 to do these things." L20:3 In reply he said to them: "I will also ask you a question, and: M21:24 if you answer me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things: M21:25 from what source was L20:4 the baptism of John from heaven or from men? m11:30 Answer me." L20:5 Among themselves M21:25 they began to debate and L20:5c they drew these conclusions, saying: "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say 'Why is it you did not believe him?' L20:6 But if we say, 'From men,' M21:26 we have the crowd to fear L20:6c for all the people will stone us, for they believe John was a true prophet." L20:7 So they replied that they did not know its source. L20:8 And so Jesus said to them: "Neither am I telling you by what authority I do these things."
Jesus Illustration of two Sons.
M21:28 "What do you think? A man had two children. Going up to the first he said, 'Child, go and work today in the vineyard.' M21:29 In answer this one said, 'I will, sir,' but did not go. M21:30 Approaching the second he said the same. In reply this one said, 'I will not,' But afterwards he felt regret and went out. M21:31 Which of the two carried out their fathers will?" They said: "The latter one." Jesus said to them: "Truly I tell you that tax collectors and harlots will be ahead of you in the Kingdom of God. M21:32 For John came to you with true wisdom, but you did not believe him. However, tax collectors and harlots believed him. But seeing this you did not later feel regret and change your minds so as to believe in him.
The Illustration of the tenant farmers.
L20:9 Then he started to tell the people this illustration M21:33 There was a man an estate holder who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a wine press in it and built a watchtower, L20:9c and leased it to tenant farmers, and he travelled abroad for a considerable time.
M21:34 When the season of the fruit (picking) came around L20:10 he dispatched a slave to the tenant farmers, so that they would give him some of the fruit from the vineyard. The tenants, however,. L20:10c after beating him up sent him away empty handed. L20:11 Again he sent them another slave M12:4 and they assaulted him wounding him in the head L20:11c and sent him away empty handed. L20:12 Yet again he sent a third; this one they also wounded and threw out. M12:5 And yet another he sent and this one they killed and also many others, some M21:35 they beat up, and others they killed or stoned.
L20:13 At this the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my cherished son. They will respect my son.' L20:14 When the tenant farmers caught sight of him, they reasoned out among themselves, saying. "This is the heir; lets kill him, so that we can M21:38 get his inheritance! L20:15 With that they M21:39 grabbed hold of him and L20:15c killed him and threw him outside the vineyard. M21:40 Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes what will he do to those tenant farmers? M21:41 They said to him: "Because they are bad, he will destroy them and will let out the vineyard to other farmers who will render the fruits when due."
L20:16 On hearing this they said: "May that never happen!" L20:17 But he looked at them and said: M21:42 "Did you never read this scripture? L20:17 "The stone which the builders rejected, has become the main cornerstone." M21:42 Also "the Lord became this main stone and in our eyes it is amazing" (Psa 118:22) L20:17c "So what, then, does this mean that has been written? M21:43 I will tell you. The Kingdom of God will be taken from you people and be given to a nation producing its fruits. L20:18 Anyone falling upon this stone will be smashed, and it will crush anyone on whom it falls."
M22:1 Jesus spoke further illustrations to them, saying: M22:2 "The Kingdom of heavens can be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. M22:3 And he sent out his servants to call those invited to the wedding feast, but they did not want to come. M22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, "Tell those invited: "Look! I have prepared my dinner, my bulls and fattened animals have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast."' M22:5 But unconcerned they went off, one to his farm, another to his commercial business; M22:6 but the rest, seized hold of his servants, mistreated them and then killed them.
M22:7 "The king grew angry, and sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. M22:8 Then he said to his servants, "The wedding feast is indeed ready, but those invited were not worthy. M22:9 So go to the cross roads, and anyone you find invite to the wedding feast.' M22:10 Accordingly those servants went out to the roads and gathered together all they found, both good and bad; and the wedding banquet room was filled with these ones reclining at the table.
M22:11 "When the king came in to inspect the guests he noticed a man not clothed with a wedding robe. M22:12 So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in without a wedding robe?' He remained silent. M22:13 Then the king said to his servants, 'Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the darkness outside. Where the weeping and gnashing of teeth will occur'. M22:14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
Jesus Questioned about Paying Taxes.
M21:45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees had heard his illustrations, L20:20 And, having observed him closely, M21:45 they noted that he was speaking about them L20:19c realising that he was directing this illustration at them. M22:15 So the Pharisees took council together. L20:19 At the same time they were looking now for a way to get their hands on him (M21:46 and seize him), but they feared the; M21:46 crowds because these held him to be a prophet.
m12:13 So the Pharisees sent some M22:16 of their disciples, together with party followers of Herod (m12:13 Herodians) L20:20c secretly hired to pretend they were honest, to trap him by what he said, so they could hand him over to the administration and authority of the governor. L20:21 So they questioned him, saying: "Teacher, we know you M22:16 are truthful and teach the true ways of God L20:21c speaking and teaching correctly, showing no partiality, M22:16 because you don't look at men's outward appearance L20:21c but teach the ways of God in line with truth:"
M22:17 "Tell us, therefore, What do you think? L20:22 Is it lawful for us to pay (M22:17 head) tax to Caesar? m12:14 Should we pay them or should we not?" L20:23 But Jesus detecting their cunning and m12:15 hypocrisy L20:22c said to them: M22:18 "Why do you hypocrites put me to the test? m12:15C Bring me a denarius (M22:19 the head tax coin) and let me see it." m12:16 So they brought him one. Then he said to them, L20:24 "Whose head and inscription does it have?" They said: "Caesar's." L20:25 He said to them: "By all means then, pay to Caesar things that are to Caesar's, but to God the things that are God's." L20:26 So they were unable to catch him in front of the people on what he said, but amazed at his answer, they said nothing. M22:21 and went off and left him.
Jesus questioned on Marriage in the Resurrection.
M22:23 Later on that day L20:27 some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came up and asked him a question, L20: 28 saying: "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that, 'If a man's brother dies leaving a wife, (M22:24 but without children) this one remains childless, his brother should take the wife and raise up children from her for his brother.' L20:29 Now there were seven brothers; and the first married her but he died childless. m12:21 and the second married her and died leaving no children, L20:31 and the third took her likewise. So did all seven: but none left child behind, before dying. L20:32 Lastly, the woman herself died. L20:33 Consequently, in the resurrection, whose wife will she be? For all seven married her."
L20:34 Jesus said to them: M22:29 "You are mistaken because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God: L20:34c The children of this system of things marry and are given in marriage, L20:35 but those counted worthy of obtaining a position in that period of time and a resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. m12:25 Because when they raise from the dead M22:30 in 'this' resurrection neither do men marry nor are women given in marriage L20:36 In fact, neither can they die any more, for they are like the angels, and they are Gods children being children of the resurrection.
M22:31 As regards the resurrection of the dead, did you not read what was spoken to you by God? L20:37 The fact that the dead will be resurrected even Moses pointed out at the time of the thorn bush, when he records Yhwh as saying 'I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.' L20:38 He is a God not of the dead, but of the living, for they are all living to him. m12:27 So you are badly mistaken." M22:33 On hearing that the crowds were astounded at his teaching. L20:39 In response some of the scribes said: "Teacher you spoke well."
M22:34 After the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they came together in one group m12:28 One of the scribes drew in close and heard them disputing together and observing that Jesus had answered them well, M22:35 being versed in the Law to test him he questioned Jesus,: M22:36 "Teacher, which is the most important command in the Law?" m12:29 Jesus replied: "The first one is, and hear this Israel: Yhwh the God of us is one God m12:30 and you should love Yhwh your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' M22:38 This is the greatest and first commandment." M22:39 "The second, like it, is this, 'You should love your neighbour as your self.' m12:31 There is no greater commands than these. M22:40 On these two commandments the whole Law and the Prophets hang."
m12:32 Then the scribe said to him, "Well said teacher; it is true what you say that there is only one (God) and there is no other besides him. m12:33 and to love him with all your heart, understanding, strength and to love one's neighbour as oneself,' this is much more important than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." m12:34 When Jesus observed him answer sensibly, he said to him, "You are not far away from the Kingdom of God."
m12:35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple M22:41 and while the Pharisees were gathered together Jesus asked them: M22:42 "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him: "David's." L20:41 In turn he said to them: m12:35 "How can the scribes say that the Christ is David's son? L20:42 For David himself M22:43 by inspiration calls him 'Lord' saying L42c in the book of Psalms, 'Yhwh said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand L20:43 until I put your enemies as a stool under your feet.' L20:44 David, himself, calls him 'Lord'; so how is he his son?" The large crowd was listening to him with delight. M22:46 And nobody was able to give him an answer, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask him any more questions.
L20:45 Then, while all the people were listening M23:1 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying: L20:46 "Look out for M23:2 the scribes and the Pharisees have placed themselves on the seat of Moses. M23:3 Therefore all the things they tell you to do and observe do, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say but do not perform. M23:4 They bind up heavy loads and put them upon the shoulders of men, but they themselves are not willing to budge them with their finger. M23:5 All the works they do they do to be viewed by men m12:38 they like to walk around in robes M23:5c for they broaden their phylacteries (amulet case containing passages of scripture worn on the forehead and left arm) that they wear as safeguards, and they enlarge their tassels (on their garments). M23:6 They like the most prominent places at evening meals and the best seats in the synagogues M23:7 and receive greetings in the market places and to be called Rabbi by men, L20: 47 and who eat at the houses of the widows under the pretext of making long prayers. These will receive a greater condemnation."
M23:8 But you, should not be called 'teacher', for you have one 'teacher', whereas you are all brothers. M23:9 Also, call no one your 'father' on earth, for your 'father', is the one in heaven. M23:10 Neither be called 'leaders,' for you have but one Leader, the Anointed one. M23:11 But the greatest among you shall be your servant. M23:12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
M23:13 "Problems and grief for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you lock people out of the Kingdom of the heavens. Because you do not go in yourselves, neither do you allow others who are trying to enter to do so."
M23:15 "Problems and grief for you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you travel sea and land to make one convert, but when he becomes your follower you make him an 'inheritor of Gehenna' (prone to complete destruction) twice as much as yourselves."
M23:16 "Problems and grief for you blind guides who say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it is not binding; but if anyone swears by the gold in the temple, he is bound by the debt.' M213:17 You blind fools! Which is more sacred, the gold or the temple that has sanctified the gold? M23:18 Also you say, 'If anyone swears by the alter, it is not binding; but if anyone swears by the gift that is on it, he is bound by the debt. M23:19 Blind ones! Which is more important, the gift or the alter that sanctifies the gift? M23:20 So whoever swears by the alter swears by it and by everything that is on it; M23:21 and whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by the one that dwells in it; M23:22 and whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by the one seated on it."
M23:23 "Problems and grief for you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you give the tenth of the mint tithe, the dill and the cummin, but you have disregarded the more important matters of the Law, justice, mercy and faithfulness. These things you should have carried out before the other things. M23:24 You blind guides, who strain out the gnat but swallow down the camel!"
M23:25 "Problems and grief for you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but the inside they are full of greed and self-indulgences. M23:26 Blind Pharisees, first clean the inside of the cup and dish so that the outside may also become clean."
M23:27 "Problems and grief for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you resemble whitewashed graves, which from the outside look beautiful but inside are full of dead men's bones and all sorts of filth. M23:28 So you also from the outside look righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness."
M23:29 "Problems and grief for you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the graves of the prophets and decorate the memorial tombs of the righteous ones, M23:30 and you say "If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have had any part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' M23:31 Thus you testify against yourselves that you are descendants of those who murdered the prophets. M23:32 So, you fill the repayment measured out for your forefathers." M23:33 "Serpents, offspring of vipers, how are you to flee from the judgement of Gehenna?"
M23:34 "For this reason, I sent to you prophets, wise men and scribes. Some of them you will kill and impale, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town; M23:35 so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple holy and the alter. M23:36 Truly I tell you. All these things will come upon this generation."
Jesus Laments over the condition of Jerusalem.
M23:37 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem the killer of the prophets and stoner of those sent to her, how often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks together under her wings! But you people were not willing. M23:38 Look! (Jerusalem) Your house is abandoned to you. M23:39 For I tell you (Jerusalem), You will not see me again until Jerusalem says, 'Praised is the one that comes in the name of Yhwh!"
m12:41 He sat down opposite the (temple) treasury L21:1 and looking up he watched m12:41c the crowds putting money into the treasury chest. Many rich people were dropping in larger gifts. L21:2 Then he saw a certain poor widow come and drop in two small (m12:42 lepta which is one quadran) coins of very little value, m12:43 Then calling his disciples L21:3 he said: "I tell you truthfully, This widow, although poor, dropped in more than the rest did. L21: 4 For all these dropped in gifts out of their surplus, but this woman out of her poverty has dropped in everything she had to live on."
L21:5 Later, m13:1 as Jesus was coming out of the temple M24:1 his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple. L21:5c how it was adorned with fine stones and dedicated things m13:1c one of his disciples said to him "Teacher look at these massive stones and magnificent building." M24:2 in response m13:2 Jesus said to him: "You see these great buildings L21:6c as for these things that you see, days will come here in which they will all be thrown down not one stone will be left on another."
M24:3 While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, (m13:3 opposite the temple) Peter, James, John and Andrew asked him privately saying: "Teacher, tell us when will these things actually be, and what will be the sign when these things are all to be accomplished?" M24:3 And what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?" L21:8 He said: "Look out that you are not misled;. M24:11 for many false prophets will arise and miss lead many; L21:8c and many will come on the basis of my name, saying, 'I am he,' (M24:5 I'm the Anointed one) and 'The due time has approached.' M24:5 and will mislead many L21:8c Do not go after them. L21:9 Furthermore, when you hear of wars (M24:6 and reports of wars;) and disorders, do not be alarmed. For these things must take place first, but the end does not (occur) immediately."
L21:10 Then he went on to say to them: (M24:7 For) "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; L21:11 and there will be great earthquakes, epidemics and food shortages; and in one place after another, and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs. M24:8 All these things are a beginning of the birth pangs.
L21:12 "But before all these things (m13:9 as for you beware) people will lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues (m13:9 to be beaten) and imprison you; you will be haled before kings and governors for the sake of my name. M24:9 "Then people will deliver you up to tribulation and will kill you and you will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of me. L21:13 For you it will turn out to be a testimony. m13:11 When they bring you to trial do not worry L21:14 So settle your hearts and do not rehearse beforehand how to make your defence, m13:11c say whatever is given to you at that time, for it is not you who will speak, but the Holy Spirit L21:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your opposes together will not be able to resist or dispute."
M13:12 Brother will betray brother to death and a father his own child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death L21:16 you will be delivered up even by relatives and friends, and these will put some of you to death; L21:17 and you will be hated by all people because of me. L21:18 And yet not a hair of your heads will by any means perish. L21:19 But by endurance on your part you will (m13:3 be saved and) acquire your lives. M24:12 And because lawlessness will be increasing the love of the greater number will cool off. M24:13 But he that has endured to the end will be saved. M24:14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.
M24:15 "Therefore, when you catch sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, as spoken of through Daniel the prophet, (Dan 9:27, 11:31) standing in a holy place, (let the reader use discernment), 12:11) L21:20 "Further when you see Jerusalem surrounded be encamped armies, then know the desolating of her has drawn near. L21:21 Then those in Judea should begin fleeing to the mountains, and let those inside (Jerusalem) get out, and let those in the rural places not enter into her; M24:17 Let the man on the house top not come down to take the goods out of his house; M24:18 and let the man in the field not return to the house to pick up his outer garment. L21:23 Bad news to the pregnant woman and the ones nursing a baby in those days! M24:20 Keep praying that your flight may not occur in winter nor on the Sabbath day;"
M24:21 For at that time there will be great suffering such as has not occurred since the worlds beginning (m13:19 the beginning of God's creation) until now, no, nor will occur again. M24:22 In fact, unless those days were cut short, (m13:20 by the Lord) no one would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones m13:20 who he has promoted he has cut short those days."
L21:22 "These are days for meting out justice, that all the things written may be fulfilled. L21:23c For there will be great necessity upon the land and wrath on this people; L21:24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the nations until the time appointed for the nations is completed.
M24:23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Christ,' or, 'There!' do not believe it. M24:24 For false prophets will come and will give great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible even the chosen ones. M13:23 But be alert; I have already told you everything M24:26 So, if people say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out; 'Look! He is in the inner chambers,' do not believe it. M24:27 For just as the lightning comes out of the eastern parts and shines over to the western parts, so the presence of the Son of a man will be. M24:28 Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together."
M24:29 "Immediately after the troubles of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken." L21:25 "Also, there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations, not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and (its) agitation, L21:26 while men become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
M24:30 "And then the sign of the Son of a Man will appear in heaven, and then all the nations of the earth will beat themselves in lamentation, L21:27 And then they will see the Son of a Man coming in a cloud (M24:30 on the clouds of heaven) with power and great glory. L21:28 But as these things start to occur, raise yourselves erect and lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near." M24:31 Then he will send forth his angels with a great trumpet sound, and they will gather his chosen ones together from the four winds of the earth, from one extremity of the heavens to the other."
L21:29 With that he spoke an illustration to them: M24:32 "Now learn by illustration this point from the fig tree." L21:29c "Note that the fig tree and all other trees: M24:32 as soon as its tender young branches grow and it puts out leaves you know that summer is near . M24:33 So likewise when you see all these things you'll know that its right at the door. L21:31 In this way also, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near."
L29:32 "Truly I tell you, This generation will by no means pass away until all these things have taken place. L29:33 Heaven and earth will pass away before my words these will by no means pass away." L29:34 "So pay attention to yourselves that your hearts never become weighed down with over eating and heavy drinking and the anxieties of life, and suddenly that day be instantly upon you L29:35 as a snare. For it will come in upon the face of all the earth. L29:36 Keep awake, then, all the time making supplications that you may succeed in escaping all these things that are destined to occur, and in standing before the Son of a man."
M24:36 "Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. M24:37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. M24:38 For as they were in those days before the flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; M24:39 and they took no note until the flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be." M24:40 "Then two men will be in the field: one will be removed the other will be left; M24:41 two women will be grinding at the hand mill: one will be removed and the other be left. m13:33 Beware and keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. m13:34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home he places his servants in charge , each with his own work, and commands the doorman to stay on the watch. m13:35 So keep awake because you do not know when the master of the house will arrive during the evening at midnight, sunrise or in the morning m13:36 or he may find you sleeping when he suddenly arrives m13:37 And so I say to you all Keep on the watch!" M24:42 Because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming."
M24:43 "But know one thing, that if the house owner had known at what timer the thief was coming, he would have kept awake and not allowed his house to be broken into. M24:44 So on this account you to prove yourselves ready, because at an hour that you do not think it to be, the Son of a Man is coming."
Who is the Faithful Servant?
M24:45 "Who really is the faithful and discreet servant whom his master has put in charge over his household to give them their food at the proper time? M24:46 Happy is that servant if his master on arriving finds him doing this. M24:47 Truly I tell you. He will appoint him over all his belongings."
M24:48 "But if that bad servant should say in his heart, 'my masters delaying.' M24:49 and starts to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with the drunkards, M24:50 the servant's master will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not realise. M24:51 And will cut him apart and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. Where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
The Ten Virgins.
M25:1 "Then the Kingdom of the heavens will be like ten virgins that took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. M25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were discreet. M25:3 When the foolish took their lamps they took no oil with them, M25:4 whereas the discreet took oil in containers with their lamps. M25:5 While the bridegroom was delaying, they all dozed and went off to sleep. M25:6 Right in the middle of the night there arose a cry, 'Here is the bridegroom! Go out to meet him.' M25:7 Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. M25:8 The foolish said to the discreet, 'Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are about to go out.' M25:9 The discreet ones answered 'No because there may not be enough for us, you go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.' M25:10 While they went off to buy some, the bridegroom arrived, and the virgins that were ready went with him into the wedding feast; and the door was shut. M25:11 Later the rest of the virgins came saying, 'Sir, sir please open to us!' M25:12 In answer he said, in truth I tell you; I do not know you. M25:13 "Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know neither the day nor the hour."
M25:14 "It is just like when a man, is about to travel, he summonses his servants and entrusts his belongings to them. M25:15 To one he gives five talents, to another two, to another one, according to each ones ability, and then goes away. M25:16 Immediately the one receiving the five talents went away and did business with them gaining five more. M25:17 In the same way the one receiving the two gained two more. M25:18 But the one that received just one went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his masters money."
M25:19 "After a long time the master of those servants returned to settled accounts with them. M25:20 The one that had received five talents came forward and brought the five additional talents, saying. 'Master, you committed five talents to me; see I gained five more talents.' M25:21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things. I will appoint you over many things. Come into the pleasure of your master's approval. M25:22 Next the one that had received the two talents came forward and said 'Master, you committed to me two talents; see I gained two more talents.' M25:23 His master said to him, 'Well done good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things. Come into the pleasure of your master's approval.'"
M25:24 "Finally the one that had received the one talent came forward and said, 'Master, I know you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you did not scatter. M25:25 So I was afraid and went off and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' M25:26 In reply his master said to him, 'Wicked and lazy servant, you knew, did you, that I reaped where I did not sow and gathered where I did not scatter? M25:27 Well then, you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what is mine with interest."
M25:28 "Therefore take away the talent from him and give it to him that has earned the ten talents. M25:29 For to everyone that has acquired, more will be given and he shall be made to prosper. but for him that has acquired nothing, even what he has will be taken away from him. M25:30 And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside. Were the weeping and gnashing of teeth will be."
M25:31 "When the son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. M25:32 And all the nations shall be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. M25:33 And he will put the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left."
M25:34 "Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. M25:35 For I became hungry and you gave me something to eat; I got thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me hospitably; M25:36 naked, and you clothed me. I fell sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you visited to me.' M25:37 Then the righteous ones will answer him, 'Lord when was it we saw you hungry and give you food or thirsty and give you something to drink? M25:38 And when did we see you a stranger and receive you hospitably, or naked and clothe you? M25:39 When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' M25:40 And in reply the king will say to them, 'Truly I tell you, To the extent that you did it to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.'"
M25:41 "Then he will say, in turn to those to those on his left, 'Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the age of fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. M25:42 For I got hungry, you gave me nothing to eat, and I got thirsty, you gave me nothing to drink. M25:43 I was a stranger, you did not welcome me hospitably; naked, you did not cloth me; sick and in prison, you did not look after me.' M25:44 Then they also will answer, 'Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not take care of you?' M25:45 Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, To the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.' M25:46 And these will depart from life, during the on going (following) 'age', but the righteous ones continue living into the on going (following) age." (Westcot & Hort translation). L21:37 So by day he would be teaching in the temple, but by night he would go out and lodge on the hill called the Mount of Olives. L21:38 And all the people would come early in the day to hear him in the temple.
Nisan 12th 33 AD Passover Two Days away.
L22:1. Now the festival of the unfermented cakes, the so called Passover, was getting near. M26:1 Now when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples: M26:2 "You know that two days from now the Passover occurs, and the Son of man is to be delivered up to be impaled."
L22:2 Also, the chief priests and the scribes were seeking an effective way for them to get rid of Jesus, for they were in fear of the people. M26:3 So the chief priests and the older men of the people gathered together in the courtyard of the high priest who was called Caiaphas, M26:4 and took council together to arrest Jesus by crafty means and kill him. M26:5 However, they kept saying; "Not during the festival, to avoid stating a riot among the people."
M26:14 One of the twelve the one called Judas Iscariot L22:3 Satan had entered into L22:4 and he went off and talked to the chief priests and (temple) captains about a way to betray him to them. M26:15 So he said to them: "What will you give me to betray him to you?" They stipulated thirty silver pieces. L22: 5 Happily agreeing to give him the money. L22:6 So he began concentrating on, how to get a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.
Nisan 13th 33 AD Early April 33 AD
L22:7 The (M26:17 first day) day of the unfermented cakes now arrived, on which the Passover (victim) must be sacrificed; L22:8 So Jesus dispatched Peter and John, saying to them: "Go and get the Passover ready for us to eat." L22:9 They said to him: "Where do you want us to get (it) ready?" L22:10 He told them to: M26:18 "Go into the town of So:and:so and L22:10c Look when you enter the town a man carrying an earthenware jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house into which he goes and say to this owner of the house, 'The Teacher says, My appointed time is near so I will be celebrating the Passover with my disciples at your home.' L22:11 And you must say to the owner of the house 'Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' L22:12 And the man will then show you a large upstairs room already furnished. Get it ready for us there." L22:13 So the disciples set out m14:16 and went to the town L22:13c and found it just as he had told them, and they got the Passover meal ready.
Nisan 14th 33 AD after sunset.
J13:1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own ones who were in the world, he loved them right to the end. L22:14 At length when the hour came, m14:17 and the evening had arrived he came with the twelve, m14:18 And when they had taken their places L22:14c he reclined at the table, with the apostles (M26:20 twelve disciples). J13:2 The Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot to betray him and during the supper.
J13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given every thing into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, J13:4 Got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel round himself. J13:5 He then poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples feet and wipe them with the towel that he had tied round him. J13:6 He then came to Simon Peter who said to him, "Lord why are you washing my feet?" J13:7 Jesus said to him "You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand." J13:8 Peter said, "No you shall never wash my feet even in the future age," Jesus replied, "Unless I wash you, you will have no part with me. J13:9 Simon Peter said to him, "Lord then not just my feet but also my hands and head!" J13:10 Jesus said to him "A person who has already bathed does need only to wash his feet." Because the rest of his body is already clean, and you are clean, though not all of you are. J13:11 For he knew who was to betray him, and for this reason he said, "Not all of you are clean,"
J13:12 After he had washed their feet he put on his robe, and returning to the table said, "Do you understand what I have done for you? J13:13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so for that is what I am. J13:14 So if your Lord and Teacher washes your feet, you also should wash one anthers feet. J13:15 I have set an example for you so you should do as I have done for you."
J13:16 "Its true I tell you that a servant is not more important than his master or a messenger greater than the one who dispatched him? J13:17 If you understand these things you will be happy to comply. J13:18 It does not apply to all of you what I say. I know those I promoted; but so that the scripture can be fulfilled, "The one eating bread with me has lifted up his heel against me." J13:19 I'm telling you this before it happens so that you will believe when it does occur who I am. (Gen 3:15) . J13:20 Its a truth I tell you, "Whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me, and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me."
J13:21 After saying this, m14:18c and as they were eating; J13:21c Jesus became troubled in spirit and declared, "Its in truth I tell you, one of you is going to betray me." m14:18c one who is eating with me. L22:21 "look! the hand of my betrayer is with me at this table. J13:22 The disciples looked at one another uncertain about who he was speaking. L22:23 So they started to discuss among themselves which one of them would really be the one that was about to do this. M26:22 This distressed them very much so, they started to say to him one after the other: "Lord, it is not I, is it?" M26:23 In reply he said: m14:20 "It is one of you twelve that dips his hand with me in the bowl will betray me. M26:24 True the Son of a Man goes along with what has been written concerning him, but bad news to the man through whom the Son of a Man is betrayed! It would have been better for him if that man had not been born." M26:25 In answer Judas, who was about to betray him, said: "It is not me, is it, Rabbi?" He said to him: "You said it yourself."
J13:23 One of his disciple, the one Jesus loved (John) was reclining next to him; J13:24 Simon Peter nodded to this one miming to him; to ask which one it was J13:25 Leaning back on Jesus he asked "Lord, who is it?" J13:26 Jesus answered "It is the one that I give a piece of bread to after I have dipped it in the dish." So dipping a piece of bread , he gave it to Judas the son of Simon Iscariot. J13:27 After receiving the piece of bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him. "Do quickly what you are going to do." J13:28 Now no one at the table knew why he had said this to him. J13:29 Some thought that because Judas held the common purse, Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival or to give something to the poor. J13:30 After having taken the piece of bread he immediately went out into the night.
J13:31 When he had left Jesus said, "Now the Son of a Man is honoured and God has been honoured in connection with him. J13:32 If God has been honoured in him, God will both acclaim himself by means of him and will immediately acclaim him (the Son). J13:33 Children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews and now I tell you, 'where I am going you cannot come.' J13:34 I'm giving you a new order, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you so you should love one another. J13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love among you for one another."
J13:36 Simon Peter asked him, "Master where are you going?" Jesus replied "Where I am going you cannot now follow; but you will follow later." J13:37 Peter said, "Master why cannot I follow you now? I would lay down my life for you." J13:38 Jesus answered ,"Will you lay down your life for me? I tell you a truth you will deny me three times before the cock crows (sunrise)."
M26:26 As they continued eating, Jesus took a loaf and after saying a blessing, he broke it and, giving it to the disciples, he said: "Take eat, This means my body." L22:19 "which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me." L22:15 Then he said to them: "I have great desire to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; L22:16 because I tell you, by no means will I eat it any more with you until it becomes completed in the Kingdom of God."
L22:20 Also, the cup in the same way after they had the evening meal, M26:27 he took the cup and, having given thanks, he gave it to them, saying L22:17 "Take this and pass it from one to the other among yourselves; M26:27c all of you drink out of it;" L22:20c "This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf. m14:24 He said to them "This is my blood of the covenant which is to be poured out for many M26:28 for forgiveness of sins. m14:23 And they all drank from it. 1 Cor 2:25 Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 1 Cor 2:3 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you will be proclaiming the death of the Lord until he comes. L22:18 "Because I tell you, From now on I will not drink again from the produce of the vine until the Kingdom of God arrives " M26:29 until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my Father."
L22:24 However there also arose a heated argument among them over which one of them seemed to be greatest. L22:25 But he said to them: "The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those having authority over them are referred to as protectors. L22:26 But not so with you rather let the one that is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the one serving. L22:27 For who is greater, the one reclining at the table or the one serving? Is it not the one reclining at the table? But I am in your midst as the one serving. L22:28 "However, you are the ones that have stuck by me in my trials; L22:29 and I make an agreement with you, the same as my father has made an agreement with me, for a Kingdom, L22:30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom, and sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel."
M26:31 Then Jesus said to them: "All of you will be stumbled in connection with me on this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' M26:32 But after I have been raised up, I will go ahead of you into Galilee." M26:33 But Peter in answer, said to him: "Although all the others are stumbled in connection with you, never will I be stumbled!" L22:31 "Simon, Simon, look! Satan has demanded to have you men to sift as wheat. L22:32 But I have made supplication for you that your faith may not give out; and when you have returned, strengthen your brothers." L22:33 Then he said to him: "Lord, I am ready to go with you both into prison and into death." M26:34 Jesus said to him: Truly I say to you , that tonight, before a cock crows twice, you will deny knowing me three times." M14:31 But emphatically M26:35 Peter said to him: "Even if I should have to die with you, I will by no means deny you." All the other disciples also said the same thing.
L22:35 He also said to them: "When I sent you out without a money purse, bag or sandals, you did not want for any thing, did you?" They said: "No!" L22:36 Then he said to them: "But now, those that have a money purse should take it, and also a bag; and the one who doesn't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one. L22:37 For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, that, 'He was counted among the criminals;' For what is written about me is being fulfilled." L22:38 Then they said: "Lord, look! here are two swords." He said to them: "It is enough."
J14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God and believe in me also. J14:2 In my Fathers house there are many living rooms. If this were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?" J14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you then when I return again I will receive you to myself so that where I am you will also be. J14:4 And you know the way to where I am going." J14:5 Thomas said to him, "Master we do not know where your going, so how can we know the way?" J14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me. J14:7 If you know me you would also know the Father; so right now you do know him and have seen him."
J14:8 Philip said to him, "Master show us the Father and that will satisfy us. J14:9 Jesus said to him, "I have been with you all this time and you still do not understand me Philip? Whoever has observed me has 'seen' the Father. How can you say 'Show us the Father?' J14:10 Do you not believe that I am through the Father and the Father is through me? The words I speak to you I do not say of my own origin; but the Father continues his works through me. J14:11 Believe me when I say I am through the Father and the Father is through me; if you don't, believe because of the works themselves. J14:12 This is a true fact I tell you, the one who believes through me will also carry out the activities that I do, in fact he will carry out actions greater than these, because I am going to the Father J13:13 and what ever you ask in behalf of me, I will do, so that the Son may bring praises to the Father. J13:14 If you request anything in behalf of me I will do it."
Jesus Promise of the Holy Spirit.
J14:15 "If you care for me you will obey my commands. J14:16 And I will request the Father and he will give to you another 'encouraging counsellor' to continue with you during this age. J14:17 The Spirit of truth, which the world cannot receive, because it neither 'sees' it nor understands it. You understand it, because it remains with you, and it will be in you. J14:18 I am coming to you and will not leave you orphaned. J14:19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me because I live and you will also live. J14:20 At that time you will understand that I am united with my Father and you are united to me. J14:21 Those who receive my commands and obey them are the ones that care about me; and those caring about me will in turn be cared for by my Father, and I will be concerned about them and reveal myself to them."
J14:22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Master how will you reveal yourself to us, but not to the world?" J14:23 Jesus answered him "If a person cares about me he will obey my words, and my Father will show consideration to him, and we will come to him and reside with him. J14:24 The one who does not obey my words shows no concern for me; and these words you hear are not mine but come from the Father who sent me. J14:25 I say these things to you while I am still with you. J14:26 But the 'encouraging counsellor', the Holy Spirit who the Father will send on my behalf, will teach you everything, and will bring back to your minds all the things that I have told you."
J14:27 "Reconciled I leave you, my reconciling I give to you. I do not give to you the way the world does. Do not let your hearts become troubled or afraid. J14:28 You have heard me say to you, 'I am going away and will return to you' if you care for me you would be happy that I am going to the Father because the Father is greater than me .J14:29 Now I have told you this before it happens so that when it does happen you will except it. J14:30 I will not speak to you for much longer as the ruler of this world is coming and he has nothing in common with me. J14:31 But so that the world may know that I have consideration for the Father, as he has commanded me, so I obey. Get up and lets go."
J15:1 "I am the good vine and my Father is the vine grower. J15:2 Every branch in me not bearing fruit he removes, and each one bearing fruit he cleans, that it may produce more fruit. J15:3 You are already cleaned because of the word I have spoken to you. J15:4 Remain in union with me, and I (will remain) in union with you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains on the vine, in the same way neither can you, unless you remain in union with me. J15:5 I am the vine you are the branches. He that remains in union with me, and I in union with him, will bear much fruit; because apart from me you can do nothing at all J15:6 If anyone does not remain in union with me, he is cast out as a branch and dries up; and men gather these branches up and throw them into the fire to be burned. J15:7 If you remain in union with me and my teachings remain in you, (then) ask whatever you need and it will occur for you. J15:8 If you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples my Father receives much praise. J15:9 Just as the Father cares for me so I care for you, remain in my care. J15:10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my care, just as I have observed the commands of the Father and remain in his care."
J15:11 "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you and your joy may be made full. J15:12 This is my command, that you care for one another just as I have cared for you. J15:13 No one can care more than this; that a person lays down his life on behalf of his friends. J15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. J15:15 I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master does. But I call you friends, because all the things I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. J15:16 You did not promote me, I promoted you and organised you so that you become fruitful and continue bearing fruit; so that what you are likely to ask of the Father in my behalf he may give it to you."
J15:17 "These things I command you that you care for one another. J15:18 If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you. J15:19 If you were part of the world, the world would care for you as its own. Instead you are no part of the world, because I promoted you out of this world, on this account the world hates you. J15:20 Bear in mind the word I said to you, A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they have obeyed my word they will obey yours also. J15:21 But they will do all these things against you on account of my name, because they do not know the one that sent me. J15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. J15:23 He that hates me hates also my Father. J15:24 If I had not done among them the works that no one else had, they would have no sin but now they have both seen and hated me as well as my Father. J15:25 But it is so that the word written in their Law may be fulfilled, 'They hated me without cause'. J15:26 When the 'assistance' arrives that I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth, which proceeds from the Father, it will bear witness about me; J15:27 and you in turn are to bear witness, because you have been with me from when I began."
J16:1 "I have spoken these things to you that you may not be stumbled. J16:2 Men will expel you from the synagogue. In fact, the hour is coming when every one that kills you will imagine he has rendered a sacred service to God. J16:3 But they will do these things because they have not come to know either the Father or me. J16:4 Nevertheless I have told you these things so that when the time for them arrives, you will remember that I told you them. These things however I did not tell you at first, because I was with you. J16:5 But now that I am going to the one that sent me, yet no one asks me, 'Where am I going?" J16:6 But because I have spoken these things to you, your hearts have filled with misery. J16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit I go away. For if I do not go away, the 'assistant' will not come to you; but if I do go away, I will send it to you. J16:8 And when it arrives it will provide the world convincing evidence concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgement: J16:9 firstly, concerning sin, because they are not exercising faith in me; J16:10 then concerning righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will behold me no longer; J16:11 then concerning judgement, because the ruler of this world has been judged."
J16:12 "I have many things yet to say to you, but you are not able to absorb them at present. J16:13 However, when it arrives, the Spirit of Truth, it will guide you into all the truth, for it will not speak of its own impulse, but what things he hears he will speak, and it will declare to you the things to come. J16:14 That one will praise me, because he will receive from what is mine and will declare it to you. J16:15 All the things that are mine the Father has. That is why I said he receives from what is mine and declares it to you. J16:16 In a little while you will see me no longer, and then after a little while you will see me."
J16:17 Therefore some of his disciples said to one another: "What does this mean that he says to us, 'In a little while you will not see me, and then after a little while you will see me,' and 'Because I am going to the Father'?" J16:18 Hence they were saying: "What does he mean, 'a little while'? We do not know what he is talking about." J16:19 Jesus knew they wanted to question him, so he said to them: "Are you discussing among yourselves over this, because I said, In a little while you will not see me, and then after a little while you will see me? J16:20 For a fact I tell you, You will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice; You will suffer, but your suffering will be turned to happiness. J16:21 A woman when she is giving birth, suffers pain, because her time has arrived; but when she has given birth to the baby, she remembers the pains no more because of the happiness that a male child has been born into the world."
J16:22 "You also therefore, are now suffering pains; but I shall see you again and your hearts will be happy, and your happiness no one will take away from you. J16:23 And at that time you will request nothing at all from me. Because in all truth I tell you, If you ask the Father for anything he will supply it to you on my behalf. J16:24 Until this present time you have not asked a single thing in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be complete."
J16:25 "I have spoken things to you in illustrations. The hour is coming when I will not speak to you any more in illustrations, but will report to you with directness concerning the Father. J16:26 At that time you will ask in my name and I shall not need to request the Father on your behalf. J16:27 Because the Father himself has affection for you, because you have had affection for me believing that I came as the Fathers representative. J16:28 I came from the Father and have come into the world and am returning to the Father."
J16:29 His disciples said: "See now you are talking plainly, and not in illustrations. J16:30 Now we know you know all things and you do not need to question anyone. By this we believe that you have come from God." J16:31 Jesus answered them: "Do you believe right now? J16:32 Look! The time is coming indeed it already has, when you will all be scattered to your own houses and leave me alone; and yet I will not be alone, because the Father will be with me. J16:33 I have told you these things that through me you may have contentment. In the world you are suffering, but take courage! I have conquered the world."
J17:1 As Jesus spoke these things he raised his eyes to the sky and said: "Father, the time has come; praise your son so that your son my bring praises to you. J17:2 Just as you have given him authority over all humans, that regarding the complete number whom you have given to him he may give them everlasting life. J17:3 And this is the means to everlasting life, their getting to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. J17:4 I have praised you on the earth having completed the work you have given me to do. J17:5 So now Father praise me beside you with the praises I had beside you before the world existed."
~J17:6 "I have revealed your name to the men you have given to me out of the world. They were yours, and yet you gave them to me, and these have obeyed your instructions. J17:7 They have now come to realise that all the things given to me come from you; J17:8 Because what you said to me I have said to them and they have excepted it and have certainly come to know that I have come as your representative, and they have believed you sent me. J17:9 I make request concerning them: I request not about the world, but only about those you have given me, because they are yours, J17:10 and all my things are yours and yours are mine and I have been praised among them."
J17:11 "So I will no longer be in this world as I am coming to You, but they are in this world. Holy Father, watch over them on account of your reputation which you have passed on to me, so that they may be united as one just as we are. J17:12 When I was with them I watched over them on account of your reputation which you have passed to me. I have kept them so that not one has been destroyed except the son of destruction, so that the scriptures may be fulfilled. J17:13 But now I am coming to you I say these things in this world that they may have my complete happiness themselves. J17:!4 I have passed on your words to them, but the world has hated them because they are not part of this world, as I am not part of this world."
J17:15 "I request you, not to remove them out of this world, but to watch over them because of the evil one. J17:16 They are no part of this world, just as I am no part of this world. J17:17 Set them apart by means of the truth; your word is truth. J17:18 Just as you sent me into this world, so I also sent them out into this world. J17:19 And I am setting myself apart on their behalf so that they also may be separated by means of truth."
J17:20 "I request not only concerning these but also those who put faith in their words; J17:21 so that they may all be united, just as you Father are united with me and I am in union with you, so that they may also be united with us, that this world may be convinced that you sent me. J17:22 I have also praised them with the praises that you praised me, so that they may be united as one as we are. J17:23 I united with them, and them you, in union with me, so they may be completed into 'one', that this world may know that you sent me and that you love them just as you love me. J17:24 Father referring to what you have given me. I wish that where I will be, they may also be with me, so that they may see the glory you gave to me before this world was established. J17:26 And I have made your position known to them and will continue to, so that the care and concern you showed toward me may be shown toward them and me together in union."
Jesus Prayer and Plea.
M26:30 Finally, after singing praises, they went out J18:1 across the Kidron valley with his disciples. L22:39 He went as was usual to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. M26:36 Then Jesus came with them to the spot J18:1c where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered M26:36c called Gethsemane. J18:2 Now Judas who betrayed him, also knew this place, because Jesus often met his disciples there.
M26:36c Jesus said to the disciples: "Sit down here and L22:40 continue to pray, that your not tempted (to sleep) M26:36c while I go over there and pray." M26:37 Taking along Peter and (James and John) the two sons of Zebedee he started becoming extremely troubled and distraught. M26:39 Then he said to them: "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Stay here and keep on the watch with me." L22:41 And he drew away from them about a stones throw, and bent his knees and M26:39 fell upon his face and began to pray, m14:35 if it's possible let this hour come to an end for me. m14:36 He said "Dearest Father for you all things are possible; remove this ordeal from me; but not as I want but as you want."
L22: 43 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. L22:44 But becoming agonised he continued praying more earnestly; and his sweat became as drops of blood falling to the ground. M26:40 And coming to his disciples he found them sleeping, (L22:45 from grief) and he said to Peter: m14:37 "Simon are you asleep could you not keep awake one hour with me? M26:41 Keep on the watch and pray continually, that you may not be tempted to (sleep). Of course the spirit is eager, but the flesh is weak."
M26:42 And again for the second time, he went off and prayed, saying: "Dearest Father, if it's not possible to let this hour end for me except I partake of it, let your will take place." M26:43 And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. m14:40 and they did not know what to say to him M26:44 So leaving them, he went off and prayed for the third time, saying once more the same words. M26:45 Then he came to the disciples (m14:41 a third time) and said to them: "At a time such as this your taking rest and sleeping! Look! The hour has drawn near for the Son of a man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners."
Jesus Betrayal and Arrest.
M26:46 Get up, lets go. Look! My betrayer has drawn near." M26:47 And while he was yet speaking, look! Judas, one of his twelve, arrived and with him a great crowd J18:3 made up of attendants from the chief priests, Pharisees M26:47c and older men of the people with swords and clubs J18:3c carrying lanterns and torches. J18:4 Then Jesus, already knowing what was about to happen to him, came forward and asked them "Who are you looking for?" J18:5 They answered "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus replied "That's me." Judas who was betraying him to them was standing with them. J18:6 When Jesus said to them "That's me" they drew back and fell to the ground. J18:7 Again he asked them, "Who are you looking for?" And they said "Jesus of Nazareth." J18:8 Jesus answered "I told you that's me." So if you are looking for me, let these men go." J19:9 This was to fulfil what he had said, "I did not lose a single one of these who you gave me."
M26:48 Now his betrayer had given them a sign, saying: "Whoever it is I kiss this is the one; take him into custody m14:44 and lead him away under guard." M26:49 And going straight up to Jesus he said: "Good day teacher!" and kissed him very tenderly. M26:50 But Jesus said to him: "Fellow, for what purpose are you present?" L22:48 "Judas, do you betray the Son of a man with a kiss? M26:50c Then they came forward and laid hands on Jesus and took him into custody.
L22: 49 When those about him saw what was going to happen, they said: "Master, shall we strike with the sword?" M26:51 But look! one of those with Jesus (J18:9 Simon Peter) reached out his hand and drew his sword and struck L22:50 the servant of the high priest cutting off his right ear. J18:9c The servant's name was Malchus L22:51 But Jesus said: "Let it not go any further than this," And he touched his ear and healed him. J18:11 Jesus then said to Peter: "Return your sword to its sheath, M26:52c for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword. J18:11c Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?" M26:53 For do you not think that I can appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions (60,000) of angels? M26:54 In that case, how would the scriptures be fulfilled that it must happen this way?"
L22:52 Jesus then said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and older men (M26:55 said to the crowds) that had come there for him: "Did you come out with swords and clubs against a robber m14:48 to arrest me ? M26:55 Day after day I used to sit in the temple teaching, and yet you did not arrest me. L22:53 But this is your hour and the authority of darkness." M26:56 But all this has taken place for the scriptures of the prophets to be fulfilled. Then all the disciples deserted him and fled. J18:12 So the officer in charge of the guard and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus and bound him. m14:51 A young man was following him dressed only in his thin night-gown and when they seize him m14:52 he fled naked leaving his night-gown behind.
Jesus taken before the Sanhedrin.
L22:54 When they arrested him they led him off. J18:13 First they took him to Annas, who was the father in law of Caiaphas, the high priest for that year. J18:14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was better to have one person die for the people. L22:54c Then they brought him into the house of the high priest M26:57 Caiaphas, where m14:53 all the chief priest, scribes and the older men were assembled together.
J18:15 Simon Peter and another disciple M26:58 kept following him at a good distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. J18:15 Because the other disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest's court yard, J18:16 but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple (John), who was known to the high priest, came back and spoke to the girl there on door duty and brought Peter in. M26:58c and after going inside he was sitting with the house attendants to see the outcome. J18:18 Now the servants and guards had made a charcoal fire L22:55 in the middle of the courtyard J18:18c because it was cold, and they were standing (L22:55 and sitting) round it warming themselves. Peter was also standing (L22:55 and sitting) with them warming himself m14:54 by the fire.
J18:19 Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. J18:20 Jesus answered, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews collected together. I have said nothing in secret J18:21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me they know what I said." J18:22 When he said this one of the attendants standing by him slapped him saying; "Is that anyway to answer the high priest?" J18:23 Jesus answered "If I said something wrong state what is wrong, But if I spoke correctly why do you hit me?" J18:24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
M26:59 Meantime the chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony evidence against Jesus in order to put him to death, M26:60 but they found none, although many false witnesses came forward m14:56 and gave false testimony against him, their testimony did not agree. M26:60c. Later on two came forward M26:61 and said: m14:58 "This man said, 'I am able to destroy this temple that is made with hands and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'" m14:59 But even on this point their evidence did not agree. M26:62 With that the high priest stood up and said to him: "Have you no answer? To what these are testifying against you?" M26:63 But Jesus kept silent. So the high priest said to him: "By the living God I put you under oath to tell us whether you are the Christ the Son of God!" M26:64 Jesus said to him: m14:62 "I am; M26:64c You said it yourself. Yet I say to you men right now, you will see the Son of a man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven."
M26:65 Then the high priest ripped his outer garments, saying: "He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? See! Now you have heard the blasphemy. M26:66 What is your decision?" They all returned: "He is deserving death." L22:63 Now these men that had him in custody began to make fun of him, hitting him; M26:67 Then they spit into his face and hit him with their fists. Others after blindfolding him slapped him in the face, L22:64 and they would say to him: "Prophesy. (M26:68 you Christ) Who is it that struck you?" L22:65 And they went on saying many other things in profanity against him. m14:65 The guards then took over and beat him.
J18:25 Now Simon Peter was standing warming himself M26:69 outside in the courtyard: m14:66 One of the servant girls of the high priest came by L22:56 and saw him sitting by the bright fire and looked him over and said: L22:57 "This man was also with him." M26:69c "You too were with Jesus the Galilean! m14:67 the man from Nazareth" L22:57c But he denied it, saying: "I do not know him, woman." M26:69c "I do not know what you are talking about."
L22:58 After a short time M26:71 he went out to the gatehouse and another servant girl noticed him and said to those there: "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene , J18:25c So they said to him "You are one of his disciples aren't you ?" L22:58c But Peter said: "Man! I'm not." M26:72 And again he denied it, with an oath: "I do not know the man!"
L22:59 And after about an hour intervened . J18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, "Did I not see you with him in the garden?" M26:73 So those standing around came up and L22:59c a certain other (man) began insisting strongly: "For a certainty he was also with him; he is a Galilean!" M26:73c and said to Peter you defiantly are one of them, because your accent gives you away." M26:74 Then he started to curse and swear: L22:60 Peter said: "Man! I do not know what you are talking about M26:74c I do not know the man!" L22:60 And instantly, while he was yet speaking, m14:72 a cock crowed for a second time. L22:61 And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter, and Peter recalled the utterance of the Lord when he said to him: "Before a cock crows today m14:72c twice you will deny knowing me three times." And he broke down L22:62 and he went out side and wept bitterly.
Nisan 14th sunrise early April 33 AD
M27:3 Then Judas, who had betrayed him, seeing he had been condemned, felt remorse and returned the thirty silver pieces back to the chief priests and older men, M27:4 saying "I sinned when I betrayed righteous blood." They said: "What is that to us? You must see to that!" M27:5 So he throw the silver pieces into the temple and withdrew, and went off and hanged himself. Acts 1:18 and falling head long, he burst open in his middle and all his intestines spilled out.
M27:6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said: "It is not lawful to drop them into the sacred treasury, because they are the price of blood." M27:7 After consulting together, they bought with them the potters field to bury strangers. M27:8 Therefore that field has been called "Field of Blood" to this very day. M27:9 Then what was spoken through Jeremiah (Jer ?? Zech 11:12,13 ) the prophet was fulfilled, saying "And they took the thirty silver pieces, the price placed upon the man, the one on whom some of the sons of Israel set a price, M27:10 and they gave them for the potters field, according to what Yhwh had commanded me," Acts1:19 All the residents of Jerusalem heard about this so they called the field in their language Aceldamach meaning Field of Blood.
L22:66 At length when it became day, the assembly of older men of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and M27:1 held a consultation against Jesus so as to put him to death. L22:66c and they haled him into their Sanhedrin hall, saying: L22:67 "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them: "Even if I told you, you would not believe any of it. L22:68 Moreover, if I questioned you, you would not answer at all. L22:69 However, from now on the Son of a man will be sitting at the powerful right hand of God" L22:70. At this they all said: "Are you, therefore the Son of God?" He said to them "Your saying yourselves that I am." L22:71 They said: "Why do we need further witness? For we ourselves have heard (it) out of his own mouth."
Jesus Before Pilate.
L23:1. So the mass of them all rose, M27:2 and after binding him, J18:28 they took Jesus from Caiaphas to Pilate's headquarters. It was early in the morning and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness in order to continue eating the Passover they did not enter the headquarters. J18:29 So Pilate went out to them and said "What accusation do you bring against this man?" J18:30 They answered, "If this man were not a criminal we would not have handed him over to you." L23:2 Then they started to accuse him saying: "This man we found subverting our nation and forbidding the paying of taxes to Caesar and saying he himself is a Christ king." J18:31 Pilate said "Take him yourself and judge him according to your law." The Jews replied "We do not have the right to execute anyone." J18:32 This was to fulfil what Jesus said when he had indicated the kind of death he would die.
J18:33 So Pilate returned to his headquarters M27:11 and Jesus stood before the governor; and L23:3 Pilate asked him the question: "Are you the king of the Jews?" In answer he said: J18:34 "Do you ask this question or did others tell you about me?" J18:35 Pilate replied, "I'm not a Jew am I? It was your own nation and the chief priests who handed you over to me. So what have you done?" J18:36 Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not from this world. If my Kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to prevent me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my Kingdom is not from here. J18:37 Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus said, "You say I'm a king. It is for this I was born, and for this I came into this world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." J18:38 Pilate asked, "What is truth?"
L23:4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds: "I find no crime in this man." M27:12 But while he was being accused (m15:3 of many things) by the chief priests and older men, he made no answer. M27:13 Then Pilate asked him: "Do you not hear how many things they are testifying against you?" m15:4 "Do you not want to make an answer?" M27:14 Yet he did not answer him, no not a word, so that the governor was confounded. L23:5 But they persisted, saying: "He stirs up the people by teaching throughout all Judea, even starting out from Galilee to here." L23:6 On hearing that, Pilate asked whether the man was a Galilean, L23:7 and, after ascertaining that he was from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem in those days.
L23:8 When Herod saw Jesus he was pleased because for a considerable time he had been wanting to see him because of what he had heard about him, he was hoping to see some sign performed by him. L23:9 Now he began to question him with many words; but he gave no answer to him. L23:10 However, the chief priests and the scribes kept standing up and vigorously accusing him. L23:11 Then Herod together with his soldier guards belittled him, and made fun of him by clothing him with a bright garment and sent him back to Pilate. L23:12 Both Herod and Pilate now became friends with each other on that very day; for before that there had been enmity between them.
L23:13 Pilate then called the chief priests and the rulers and the people together L23:14 and said to them: "You brought this man to me as one inciting the people to revolt, and look! I examined him in front of you and found in this man no ground for the charges you are bringing against him. L23:15 In fact, neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us; and look! nothing deserving of death has been committed by him. L23:16 I will therefore flog him and release him."
M27:15 Now each festival it was the custom of the governor to release a prisoner to the crowd, anyone they wanted. M27:16 Just at that time they were holding a notorious prisoner called Barabbas J18:40 who was a bandit m14:7 he was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection. M14:8 So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate to carry out the custom. M27:17 So when they were gathered together Pilot said to them: J18:39 You have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover. M27:17c "Which one do you want me to release to you, Barabbas or Jesus the so called Christ m14:9 king of the Jews?" M27:18 For he realised that it was out of jealousy m14:10 the chief priests had handed him over.
M27:19 However, while he was sitting on the judgement seat, his wife sent a message to him, saying: "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I suffered a lot today in a dream because of him." M27:20 But the chief priests and the older men stirred up the crowds to ask for Barabbas release, but to have Jesus destroyed M27:21 Responding the governor said to them again: "Which one do you want me to release to you?" L23:18 But the whole crowd cried out, saying: "Take this one away, but release Barabbas to us!" ( L23:19 Who had been thrown into prison for a certain sedition occurring in the city and for murder.)
L23:20 Again Pilate called out to them, because he wanted to release Jesus. M27:22 "What, then shall I do with Jesus the so called Christ m14:12 the man you call king of the Jews?" L23:21 Then they began to yell, saying: "Impale! Impale him!"
L23:22 The third time he said to them: "Why, what bad thing did this (man) do? I found nothing deserving of death in him; I will therefore flog and release him." L23:23 At this they became frenzied in a loud voice, demanding that he be impaled; M27:23 they kept crying out all the more "Let him be impaled!" L23:23c and their cries began to win out. M27:24 Seeing that it did no good but rather, an uproar was arising, m14:15 and wishing to pacify the crowd. M27:24c Pilate took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying: "I am innocent of the blood of this (Man). You yourselves must see to it."
M27:25 At that all the people said in answer: "His blood come upon us and upon our children." L23:24 So Pilate gave sentence for their demand to be met: L23:25 he released the man Barabbas that had been thrown into prison for sedition and murder for whom they were demanding, M27:26 but he had Jesus flogged. m15:16 Then the soldiers (of the governor) took Jesus into the courtyard of the governors headquarters and called gathered the whole company of troops. M27:28 And disrobing him, they clothed him in a purple cloak, M27:29 and they braided a crown out of thorns and put it on his head and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they made fun of him m15:18 saluting him and hailing him "King of the Jews!" M27:30 And they spit upon him and took the reed and began hitting him on his head. m15:19 and knelt down on their knees in homage to him.
J19:4 Pilate went out again and said to them, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case for the charges against him." J19:5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. Pilate said to them, "see here is the man!" J19:6 When the chief priests and their attendants saw him, they shouted, "Impale him! Impale him! Pilate said take him yourself and Impale him; I find no case against him." J19:7 The Jews answered "We have a law and because he has claimed to be the Son of God according to our law he should die."
J19:8 When Pilate heard this he became more afraid than ever. J19:9 And he returned to his headquarters and asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus didn't answer him. J19:10 So Pilate said to him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not realise that I have the power to release you or impale you?" J19:11 Jesus answered, "You would have no power over me unless it had been granted to you from above; therefore those who handed me over to you are guilty of greater sin." J19:12 From then on Pilate tried to release him, but the Jews cried out, "If you release this man, you are no friend of the Caesar. Anyone who sets himself up as a king opposes Caesar."
J19:13 When Pilate hear this, he brought Jesus outside and sat on the judges bench at a place known as the Stone Pavement, or as it is in Hebrew Gabbath. J19:14 (Now noon was the preparation hour of the Passover week) He said to the Jews "Here is your king!" J19:15 But they shouted "Take him away! Take him away and impale him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I impale your king?" The chief priests answered, "We have no other king than Caesar," J19:16 So he handed him over to them to be impaled. M23:31 Finally, when the guard had finished making fun of him, they took off the purple cloak and put on his own clothes and led him off for impaling.
L23:26 Now as they lead him away, J19:17 carrying the execution stake on his own m15:21 they conscripted a passer by, who was coming in from the country; to carry his (execution) stake; Simon, a native of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, M27:32 This man they impressed into service to carry his stake. L23:26c and they placed the timber upon him to carry it behind Jesus. L23:27 But there was following him a great multitude of the people; and women who kept beating themselves in grief and bewailing him. L23:28 Jesus turned to the women and said: "Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for me. On the contrary, weep for yourselves and for your children; L23:29 because, look there are days coming when people will say, 'Happy are the childless women, and the womb that did not give birth and the breasts that did not nurse!' L23:30 Then they will start saying to the mountains, 'Fall over us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' L23:31 Because if they do these things when the tree has sap, what will they do when it is dried up?"
L23:32 But two other men, criminals, (M27:38 robbers) were also being led to execution with him. M23:33 And when they, came to the place called Golgotha, that is, Skull Place, M23:34 they gave him wine mixed with myrrh to drink; m15:23 but he didn't take it. L23:33 When they arrived at Skull Place they impaled him and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. L23:34 But Jesus was saying: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
m15:24 So they divided his clothes J19:23 into four parts one for each soldier. They also took his inner garment which was seamless; woven in one piece. J19:24 So they said "Lets not tear it up but throw dice for it to decide who takes it" This was to complete the scripture that says; "They divided my clothing among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots". J19:25 so this is what the soldiers did. M15:25 Now it was nine o'clock in the morning when they impaled him.
J19:25c During this, Jesus mother and his mothers sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene, were standing near his execution stake. J19:26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he used to love (John); standing beside her, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son." J19:27 Then he said to the disciple, "Here is your mother," and from that time on the disciple took her into his own home, M27:36 and so they sat there , watching over him.
L23:35 And the people stood looking on M27:39 and passers by began speaking abusively of him, shaking their heads M27:40 saying: "You would destroy this temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are a son of God, come down off the execution stake!" M27:41 Similarly, also the chief priests along with the scribes and older men began mocking him saying: M27:42 "Others he saved; but he can't save himself ! L23:35 If this is the Christ of God, the one chosen M27:42c to be king of Israel; let him get down off the execution stake and we will believe in him. M27:43 He trusts in God; let God rescue him if he wants to, for he said, 'I am God's Son.'"
J19:19 Pilate had had an inscription written to be posted on the stake. M27:37 So, they placed above his head this charge written against him; "This is Jesus (of Nazareth) the king of the Jews." J19:20 Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was impaled was near to the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. J19:21 The chief priests of the Jews had said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The king of the Jews' but, 'This man claimed to be king of the Jews'" J19:22 Pilate said , "What I have written is written."
L23:36 Even the solders made fun of him, coming close and offering him sour wine L23:37 saying: "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself." M27:44 In the same way even the robbers that were impaled with him began taunting him. L23:39 one of those hanging criminals said to him; "If your the Christ, save yourself and us." L23:40 Replying the other one told him off saying: "Don't you fear God at all, now that your undergoing the same punishment? L23:41 And we rightly so, for we get what we deserve for our deeds; but this (man) did nothing." L23:42 And so he went on to say: "Jesus, remember me when you get into your Kingdom." L23:43 So Jesus said to him: "Truthfully I tell you today, you will be with me in Paradise."
Nisan 14th noon midday (Friday 12 p.m. noon Early in April)
L23:44 By now it was about mid day (the sixth hour), and yet a darkness had fallen over all the earth until three in the afternoon (the ninth hour), L23:45 because the sun light failed.
Nisan 14th 3 p.m. (Friday 3 pmearly in April)
M27:46 About three o'clock (the ninth hour) Jesus called out with a loud voice, saying: "Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabachthani?" which means "My God, my God, you have deserted me and left me alone" (W&H) M27:47 On hearing this, some of those standing by began to say: "This man is calling for Elijah." J19:28 Following this, when Jesus knew that every thing had been finished, he said in order to fulfil scripture "I am thirsty." J19:29 A jar full of vinegar was standing there M27:48 and straight away one of them ran and took a sponge, soaked it with this sour wine and put it on a reed J19:29 of Hyssop holding it up to his mouth M23:48c to give him a drink. J19:30 When Jesus had taken the vinegar, he said, "It is finished."
M23:49 The rest of them said: "Let him be! Let us see whether Elijah comes to save him (m15:36 take him down )." L23:46 Then Jesus cried with a loud voice saying: "Father into your hands I entrust my spirit." After he had said this he expired. M27:51 And, look! the curtain of the temple sanctuary was torn in two, from top to bottom, and the earth quaked, and rocks split. M27:52 Memorial tombs broke open and many bodies of holy ones that had fallen asleep were thrown out, M27:53 after being thrown up those going to the cemetery saw them and entering the holy city told many others.
M27:54 But the (centurion) army officer and those watching over Jesus with him, when they saw the earthquake and these things happening, grow very afraid m15:39 and when he saw he had died L23:47 the army officer began to praise God, saying: "Really this man was innocent. m15:39 Truly this was God's Son!" L23:48 And all the crowds that had gathered together there for this spectacle, when they saw the things that occurred, returned beating their chests.
L23:49 However, those acquainted with him were standing at a distance and M27:55 also many women were there viewing from a distance, who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee to minister to him; M27:56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, also Mary the mother of James (the younger) and Joseph, and the Salome the mother of the sons James & John of Zebedee. m15:41 These used to follow him and care for his needs when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up to Jerusalem with him.
M27:57 Now as it was late in the afternoon, J19:31 and since it was the preparation day before the Sabbath, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the stakes during the Sabbath, especially because that Sabbath was a great Sabbath (a Sabbath during the Passover festival) So they requested Pilate to have the legs broken so the bodies could be removed. J19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been impaled with Jesus, and then those of the other. J19:33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead they did not break his legs. J19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water poured out. J19:35 The one who saw this has witnessed about it so that you may believe it, and this one (John) swears he tells the truth. J19:36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled "Not one of his bones shall be broken." J19:37 And also another scripture, "They will look at the one they have pierced."
J19:38 After these things m15:42 when evening had arrived, M27:57c a rich man named Joseph came, who had become a disciple of Jesus; J19:38c a secret one because of his fear of the Jews L23:50 who was a member of the Council, a good and correct man. L23:51 This man had not voted in support of their plans and actions. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Judeans, and was waiting expectantly for the Kingdom of God. L23:52 This man boldly went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. m15:44 Pilate was surprised to hear he was already dead; so he summonsed the centurion and asked him how long it had been since he had died. m15:45 When the centurion told him, he agreed to the body being handed over to Joseph.
Nisan 14th 33 AD 3 p.m. to sunset (Friday in Early April)
J19:39 Nicodemus, who had firstly come to see Jesus at night, also accompanied him, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes; weighing about thirty four kilos. J19:40 They took the body, (L23:53 down) and wrapped it with the spiced ointment in clean fine linen cloth according to the burial customs of the Jews, J19:41 Now there was a garden in the place where he was impaled, and in the garden was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid out. J19:42 So because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was near by, they laid Jesus M27:60 in this new memorial tomb, which had been quarried in the rock face. And after rolling a big stone over the door of the memorial tomb, he (they?) left.
L23:54 Now although it was the day of Preparation, and the evening light of the Sabbath was approaching L23:55 women that had come with him out of Galilee, followed along and took a look at the memorial tomb and how his body was laid; L23:56 and then went back to prepare spices and perfumed oils. But of course, they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment. M27:61 But Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (m15:47 mother of Joses) stayed sitting there before the tomb.
Nisan 15th 33 AD Sabbath (early April)
M27:62 The next day, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together before Pilate, M27:63 saying: "Sir, we remember that this impostor while alive said, 'After three days I will be raised up.' M27:64 Therefore command the tomb to be made secure until the third day, so his disciples may not come and steal him and say to the people. 'He was raised up from the dead!' and then this last deception would become worse than the first." M27:65 Pilate said to them: "You have a guard. go and make it as secure as you can." M27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by posting a guard and by sealing the stone.
Nisan 16th 33 AD early morning (early April)
M28:2 And, note! a great earthquake had taken place; for Yhwh's angel had descended from heaven and approached and rolled away the stone, and was sitting on it. M28:3 His outward appearance was as lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. M28:4 Yes, out of fear of him the men on watch shuddered and became like dead men.
M28:1 After the Sabbath, as it was growing light, on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary m16:1 the mother of James and Salome L24:1. came very early to the tomb, M28:1 to view the grave L24:1c bringing spices they had prepared. m16:1c so they could embalm the body. M16:3 They had been discussing with one another, "Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?" m16: 4 But when they looked they saw the stone which was very large, had already been rolled back L24:2 from the memorial tomb.
L24:3 On entering they did not find the body of Jesus the Master. L24:4 While confused over this, look! m16:5 they saw a young man dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right hand side; and they became alarmed. L24:4c Then two men in shining bright cloths stood beside them. L24:5 As the (women) were frightened they kept their faces turned to the ground, M28:5 But the angel said to the women: "Do not be alarmed; for I know you are looking for Jesus who was impaled." L24:5c "Why are you looking for one who is living among the dead? M28:6 He is not here, for he was raised up, as he said he would be. Come, and look at the place where he was lying. L24:6 Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, L24:7 saying that the Son of a man must be given into the hands of sinful men and be impaled and yet on the third day rise. M28:7 Go quickly and tell his disciples (m16:7 and Peter) that he was raised up from the dead, and look! he is going ahead of you into Galilee: you will see him there m16:7 just as he said, so see I have told you." L24:8 And they remembered he had said this, m16:8 and they fled from the tomb, struck speechless they could say nothing to anyone because terror and fear had seized them.
M28:11 While they were on their way, some of the guard went into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. M28:12 And after these had gathered together with the older men and taken counsel, they gave enough silver pieces to the soldiers M28:13 saying: "Say, 'His disciples came in the night and stole him while we were sleeping.' M28:14 And if this gets to the governor's ears, we will convince him so that you don't have to worry about it." M28:15 So they took the silver pieces and carried out these instructions; and until today this story has been spread round among the Jews.
M28:8 Quickly leaving the tomb, with great fear and joy they ran to report to his disciples. L24:9 and returning from the memorial tomb they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. L24:10 They were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. Also, the rest of the women with them were telling the apostles these things. L24:11 However these things they said seemed nonsense to them and they would not believe the (women).
J20:2 Mary (Magdalene) ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple for whom Jesus had affection (John) and she said to them: "They have taken away the Master out of the memorial tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him." J20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple left for the memorial tomb. J20:4 And they two ran together but the other disciple (John) was faster and ran ahead of Peter reaching the memorial tomb first. J20:5 Stooping forwards he saw the bandages laying there, but he did not go in. J20:6 Then Simon Peter arrived following behind him, and entering the tomb saw the bandages lying there. J20:7 The cloth that had been over his head was not with the other bandages but was separately rolled up in a different place. J20:8 Then the other disciple (John) who had reached the tomb first also went in and now believed what he saw. J20:9 For as yet they did not understand the scriptures that he would raise from the dead. J20:10 These disciples then returned to their homes.
First Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
J20:11 Mary, however was standing near the tomb crying. While she was crying, she stooped forward to look in the tomb J20:12 and saw two angels in white sitting one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been lying. J20:13 They said to her: "Woman, why are you crying?" She said to them: "They have taken my Master away, and I don't know where they have put him."
J20:14 After saying this she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not recognise him. J20:15 Jesus said to her: "Woman why are you crying? Who are you looking for?" She thought it was the gardener and so said to him; "Sir if you have removed him, tell me where you have put him, and I will remove him." J20:16 Jesus said to her: "Mary!" Turning round she said to him in Hebrew "Rabboni" (teacher) M28:9 and, Jesus said: "Hello!" She (they) approached and holding his feet she (they) bowed before him. J20:17 Jesus said to her: "Stop clinging to me. because I have not yet ascended to my Father, but go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God.'" M28:10 Then Jesus said to them: "Have no fear! Go, report to my brothers, that they may go off to Galilee; and there they will see me." J20:18 So Mary Magdalene went to the disciples and said "I have see the Master!" and brought them the news on what he had said to her.
Second Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
L24:13 But, see! on that same day two of them were travelling to a village named Emmaus about seven miles from Jerusalem, L24:14 and they were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. L24:15 As they talked and discussed, Jesus himself approached and began walking with them; L24:16 but they were prevented from recognising him.
L24:17 He said to them: "What are these things you are discussing between yourselves as your walking along?" And they stood still with sad faces. L24:18 In answer the one named Cleopas said to him: "Are you a stranger living on your own in Jerusalem and so do not know the things that have happened in her recently?" L24:19 And he said to them: "What things?" They said to him: "The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who became a powerful prophet in actions and word before God and all the people; L24:20 and how our chief priests and rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death and impaled him. L24:21 But we were hoping that this (man) was the one destined to deliver Israel; yes, and also it is the third day since these things happened. L24:22 Not only that but certain women from among us amazed us, because they having gone early to the tomb L24:23 did not find his body and they came to us saying they had also seen a supernatural sight of angels, who said he was alive. L24:24 Further, some of these went off to the tomb; and they found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him."
L24:25 So he said to them: O you senseless ones with slow hearts to believe all the things the prophets spoke! L24:26 Wasn't it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things in order to receive his rewards?" L24:27 And starting at Moses and then all the prophets he interpreted to them the things applying to him throughout the scriptures.
L24:28 Finally they got close to the village where they were journeying to, and he made as if he were travelling on further. L24:29 But they persuaded him, saying: "Stay with us because its close to evening and the daylights already fading." At that he went in to stay with them. L24:30 As he was reclining with them at the meal he took the loaf, blessed it, broke it and began to hand it to them. L24:31 At that their eyes were opened wide and they recognised him; then he disappeared from them. L24:32 So they said to each other: "Weren't our hearts burning as he was speaking to us on the road, as he was opening up fully the scriptures to us?" L24:33 So that very hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem, and finding the eleven and others assembled together, L24:34 they said: "Its certainly a fact the Master has risen and he appeared to Simon!" L24:35 Then these ones related the events on the road and how he became recognised by them when breaking of the loaf.
Third Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
L24:36 While they were saying these things ,J20:19 it was late that day, the first day of the week. Although all the doors were locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus himself came and stood in their midst and said to them: "May you have peace." L24:37 But because they were terrified and frightened, they imagined they saw a ghost. L24:38 So he said to them: "Why are you troubled, and why do your hearts doubt? L24:39 See my hands and my feet, that it is me; feel me and see, because a ghost cannot not have flesh and bones just as you see I have." L24:40 And as he said this he showed them his hands and his feet J20:20 and side. L24:41 But for a while they still did not believe for sheer excitement and confusion. He said to them: "Do you have something to eat?" L24:42 And they handed him a piece of boiled fish; L24:43 and he took it and ate it in front of them.
L24:44 He now said to them: "These words I said to you while I was still with you, that all the things written about me in the law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled." L24:45 Then he opened up their minds to fully grasp the meaning of the scriptures, L24:46 and said to them: "It is written that, the Christ will suffer and rise from among the dead on the third day, L24:47 and based on him, repentance for forgiveness of sins would be preached in all the nations, starting out from Jerusalem. L24:48 You will be witnesses of these things. L24:49 And, look! I am sending to you what my Father promised. Although, you should reside in the city until you become cloaked with power from on high."
J20:20c Then the disciples were delighted at seeing the Master. J20:21 So Jesus said to them again: "May you have peace. Just as the Father sent me, so I am sending you." J20:22 And after drawing a breath he said, "You will receive holy spirit J20:23 If you forgive a person their sins against you they stand forgiven if you do not they will remain."
J20:24 But Thomas one of the twelve who was also called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. J20:25 So the other disciples told to him: "We have seen the Master!" But he said to them: "Unless I see in his hands the marks of the nails and push my finger into the nail holes and my hand into his side wound, I will not believe it."
Fourth recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
J20:26 Eight days later his disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked Jesus came and stood in the middle of them saying "May you have peace." J20:27 Then he said to Thomas: "See my hands push your finger here, and take your hand and push it into my side, and stop disbelieving; but believe." J20:28 In reply Thomas said to him: "My Lord and my god!" J20:29 Jesus said to him: "Because you have seen me you have believed? Happier are those who do not see and still believe."
Ivyar 25th 33 AD, middle of May 33 AD.
Fifth Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
M28:16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain where Jesus had directed them, M28:17 and when they saw him they paid homage to him, but some doubted. M28:18 And Jesus approached and said to them: "All authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me. M28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptising them on behalf of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, M28:20 teaching them to carry out all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of this systems age." 1Cor15:6 appearing to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, although some have fallen asleep in death [written some 22 years later c55 AD ].
Sixth Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection.
J21:1 And again Jesus showed himself to his disciples by the sea of Tiberias (Galilee); in this way J21:2 Gathered together were Simon Peter, Thomas the one called the Twin, Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee The sons of Zebedee (James and John), and two other disciples. J21:3 Simon Peter had said to them, "I am going fishing." They said, "We'll come with you." So they went out and got into the boat, during that night they caught nothing. J21:4 But when it started to get light Jesus came and stood on the shore the disciples however did not recognise him.
J21:4 Jesus said to them 'Lads, have you any fish?" They answered, "No." J21:6 He said to them, "Cast the net from the right hand side of the boat and you'll find some." So they cast it and were unable to tow it along because of the volume of fish. J21:7 Then the disciple who Jesus loved (John) said to Peter, "It is the Master!" On hearing this Simon Peter pulled on his clothes because he had taken them off, and jumped into the sea. J21:8 But the other disciples followed in the boat towing the net full of fish because they were only about a hundred meters out.
J21:9 When they landed, they saw a charcoal fire burning with a fish on it along with some bread. J21:10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught." J21:11 So Simon Peter went and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, a hundred and fifty three of them and although there were so many they did not rip the net. J21:12 Jesus said, "Come and have breakfast." And not one of the disciples dared to ask him who he was, as they knew it was the Master. J21:13 Jesus came and took the bread and fish and gave it to them. J21:14 This was now the third time after his resurrection that Jesus had shown himself to the disciples.
Jesus tries to help Peter see the difference between 'Agape' love over 'Philia' love.
J21:15 When they had finished breakfast. Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Do you care for me (agape love) more than these?" He says to him, "Yes Master you know I have 'affection' (philia love) for you," Jesus said to him "Feed my lambs." J21:16 Again he said to him a second time, "Simon the son of John, do you care (agape love) for me?" He says, "Yes Master you know that I have 'affection' (philia love) for you." Jesus said, "Shepherd my young sheep." J21:17 He said to him a third time: "Simon the son of John, do you have 'affection' (philia love) for me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus had asked him on the third time, "Do you have affection for me?" and so he said to him, "Master you know everything, you know that I have 'affection' (philia love) for you." Jesus then said to him, "Feed my young sheep."
J21:18 (Jesus said) "Its a fact I tell you, when you were younger you would dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted to, but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands and someone else will dress you and take you were you don't want to go." J21:19 He said this to indicate the type of death he (John) would praise God with, then he said, "Follow me." J21:20 Peter on turning saw behind them the disciple (John) Jesus loved (agape). This was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and leaned back on Jesus and asked, "Master who is the one betraying you?" J21:21 When Peter saw him he said to Jesus, "Master, and what will this man do?" J21:22 Jesus said to him, "If it is my purpose that he (John) remains alive until I come, that is not your concern (Peter), you follow me!" J21:23 So a rumour spread among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not said to him he would not die, but "If I want him to remain alive until I come to him, of what concern is that to you?"
Seventh Recorded Visit of Jesus after Resurrection (A=Acts).
A1:4 And while he was meeting with them he gave them the orders: "Do not withdraw from Jerusalem, but keep waiting for what the Father has promised, about which you heard from me; A1:5 because John indeed, baptised with water, but you will be baptised in holy spirit not many days after this." A1:6 When they had assembled, they began asking him: "Lord, are you restoring the Kingdom to Israel at this time?" A1:7 He said to them "It does not belong to you to get knowledge of the times or seasons which the Father has placed in his own jurisdiction; A1:8 but you will receive power when the holy spirit arrives upon you, and you will be witnesses of me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the most distant part of the earth."
A1:9 And after he had said these things L24:50 he lead them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up his hands and blessed them. A1:9c While they were looking on L24:51 as he was blessing them he was divided from them and began to be lifted up to heaven. A1:9c As he was lifted up a cloud concealed him from their vision, A1:10 And as they were gazing into the sky while he was on his way, look also two men in white garments stood alongside them, A1:11 and they said: "Men of Galilee, the one you are standing viewing going into heaven, you shall come to. To this one Jesus the one taken up from you into the heavens, you in turn shall come to as you viewed it, you will accompany this one into the heavens (W&H). L24:52 And they paid homage to him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, A1:12 from a mountain called the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem, being a Sabbath days journey away. L24:53 And they were continually in the temple praising God. Acts 1:3 By many positive proofs he has showed himself alive after he had suffered, being seen by them throughout forty days, telling them things about the Kingdom of God. 1 Pet 3:18 Jesus was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. 1 Pet 3:19 In this condition he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison (Tartarus), 1Pet 3:18 who had been rebellious when God patiently waited in Noah's time.
J20:30 Jesus performed many other signs before the disciples which are not written down in this scroll. J20:31 But these have been written down so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that through believing, you may have life because of him.
J21:24 This is the disciple (John) that testifies concerning these things and wrote them down, and know that his statement is true. J21:25 And there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down in detail, I reckon there would not be enough scrolls in the world to hold all the things needing writing.
( The disciples remained in Jerusalem until Pentecost when they received the spirit power which was 50 days after Jesus resurrection. During the first 40 days Jesus visited his disciples, he departed 40 days after his resurrection. )
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