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Luke 13

Now there were some present at that very season who told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said to them, Do you think that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they have suffered these things? 3 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all in like manner perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, do you trunk that they were offenders above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.


6 And he spoke this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why does it also cumber the ground? 8 And he answering says to him, Master, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear fruit in the future, well; but if not, you shall cut it down.


10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath day. 11 And behold, a woman that had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in no wise lift herself up. 12 And when Yahshua saw her, he called her, and said to her, woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified Yahweh. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue, being moved with indignation because Yahshua had healed on the sabbath, answered and said to the multitude, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath. 15 But the Master answered him, and said, You hypocrites, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years, to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath? 17 And as he said these things all his adversaries were put to shame: and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.


18 He said therefore, To what is the kingdom of Yahweh like? and to what shall I liken it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in the branches of it.


20 And again he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of Yahweh? 21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.


22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on to Jerusalem. 23 And one said to him, Rabbi, are they few that are saved? And he said to them, 24 Struggle to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Master, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not from where you are; 26 then shall you begin to say, We did eat and drink in your presence, and you did teach in our streets; 27 and he shall say, I tell you, I do not know from where you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when he shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of Yahweh, and yourselves cast forth outside. 29 And they shall come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of Yahweh. 30 And behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.


31 In that very hour there came certain Pharisees, saying to him, Get you out, and go from here: for Herod would fain kill you. 32 And he said to them, Go and say to that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day am perfected. 33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones them that are sent to her! How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you would not! 35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and I say to you, You shall not see me, until you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of Yahweh.



Luke 14

And it came to pass, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him. 2 And behold, there was before him a certain man that had the dropsy. 3 And Yahshua answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not? 4 But they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go. 5 And he said to them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway draw him up on a sabbath day? 6 And they could not answer again to these things.


7 And he spoke a parable to those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying to them, 8 When you are bidden of any man to a marriage feast, sit not down in the chief seat; lest perhaps a more honorable man than you be bidden of him, 9 and he that bid you and him shall come and say to you, Give this man place; and then you shall begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that has bidden you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then shall you have glory in the presence of all that sit at meat with you. 11 For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.


12 And he said to him also that had bidden him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest perhaps they also bid you again, and a recompense be made you. 13 But when you make a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 and you shall be blessed; because they have not with which to recompense you: for you shall be recompensed in the resurrection of the just.


15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of Elohim. 16 But he said to him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bid many: 17 and he sent forth his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it; I pray you have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray you have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21 And the servant came, and told his master these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and maimed and blind and lame. 22 And the servant said, Master, what you did command is done, and yet there is room. 23 And the master said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say to you, that none of those men that were bidden shall taste of my supper.


25 Now there went with him great multitudes: and he turned, and said to them, 26 If any man comes to me, and hates not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own burden, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has with which to complete it? 29 Lest perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold begin to mock him, 30 saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy, and asks conditions of peace. 33 So therefore whoever he is of you who renounces not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple. 34 Salt therefore is good: but if even the salt has lost its savor, with what shall it be seasoned? 35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill: men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.



Luke 15

Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near to him to hear him. 2 And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.


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


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


11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of your substance that falls to me. And he divided to them his living. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country; and there he wasted his substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that country; and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the pods of the carob tree that the swine ate: and no man gave to him. 17 But when he came to himself he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight: 19 I am no more worthy to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight: I am no more worthy to be called your son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 and bring the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us eat, and make merry: 24 for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25 Now his older son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called to him one of the servants, and inquired what these things might be. 27 And he said to him, Your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound. 28 But he was angry, and would not go in: and his father came out, and entreated him. 29 But he answered and said to his father, Lo, these many years I serve you, and I never transgressed a commandment of yours; and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 but when this your son came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 But it was proper to make merry and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.


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