Luke 19-21

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Luke 19

And he entered and was passing through Jericho. 2 And behold, a man called by name Zaccheus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Yahshua who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Yahshua came to the place, he looked up, and said to him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for today I must remain at your house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zaccheus stood, and said to the Teacher, Behold, Rabbi, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted anything of any man, I restore fourfold. 9 And Yahshua said to him, Today is salvation come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.


11 And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of Yahweh was immediately to appear. 12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13 And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, Trade with this till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. 16 And the first came before him, saying, Master, your pound has made ten pounds more. 17 And he said to him, Well done, you good servant: because you were found faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Your pound, Master, has made five pounds. 19 And he said to him also, Be you also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Master, behold, here is your pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: 21 for I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up that which you laid not down, and reap that which you did not sow. 22 He says to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow; 23 then why gave you not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? 24 And he said to them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it to him that has the ten pounds. 25 And they said to him, Master, he has ten pounds. 26 I say to you, that to every one that has shall be given; but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him. 27 But these my enemies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring here, and kill them before me.


28 And when he had thus spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.


29 And it came to pass, when he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, Go your way into the village over against you; in which as you enter you shall find a colt tied, on which no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him. 31 And if any one ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say, The Teacher has need of him. 32 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said to them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of ft said to them, Why do you loose the colt? 34 And they said, The Teacher has need of him. 35 And they brought him to Yahshua: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Yahshua on it. 36 And as he went, they spread their garments in the way. 37 And as he was now drawing near, even at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise Yahweh with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen; 38 saying, Blessed is the King that comes in the name of Yahweh: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples. 40 And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.


41 And when he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, If you had known in this day, even you, the things which belong to peace! But now they are hid from your eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies shall cast up a bank about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side, 44 and shall dash you to the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you knew not the time of your visitation.


45 And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, 46 saying to them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but you have made it a den of robbers.


47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him: 48 and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.



Luke 20

And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the good tidings; there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; 2 and they spoke, saying to him, Tell us: By what authority do you these things? Or who is he that gave you this authority? 3 And he answered and said to them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did you not believe him? 6 But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, that they knew not from where it was. 8 And Yahshua said to them, Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.


9 And he began to speak to the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time. 10 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 And he sent yet another servant: and him also they beat, and handled him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast him forth. 13 And the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him. 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. 15 And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, Be it not so. 17 But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written.

The stone which the builders rejected,

The same was made the head of the corner?

18 Every one that falls on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.


19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spoke this parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach rightly, and accept not the person of any, but of a truth teach the way of Elohim: 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? And they said, Caesar’s. 25 And he said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to Yahweh the things that are Yahweh’s. 26 And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.


27 And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection; 28 and they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if a man’s brother die, having a wife, and he is childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; 30 and the second; 31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife. 34 And Yahshua said to them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 for neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are sons of Elohim, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the place concerning the Bush, when he calls Yahweh the Elohim of Abraham, and the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob. 38 Now he is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. 39 And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, you have well said. 40 For they dared not any more ask him any question.


41 And he said to them, How say they that the Messiah is David’s son?

42 For David himself says in the book of Psalms,

Yahweh said to my Sovereign,

Sit you on my right hand,

43 Till I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.

44 David therefore calls him Sovereign, and how is he his son?


45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts; 47 who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.



Luke 21

And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw a certain poor widow casting in there two mites. 3 And he said, Of a truth I say to you, This poor widow cast in more than they all: 4 for all these of their superfluity cast in to the gifts; but she of her poverty cast in all the living that she had.


5 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with good stones and offerings, he said, 6 As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 7 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when these things are about to come to pass? 8 And he said, Take heed that you be not led astray: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and, The time is at hand: do not go after them. 9 And when you shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.


10 Then said he to them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and there shall be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there shall be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13 It shall turn out to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer: 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or to gainsay. 16 But you shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 17 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. 18 And not a hair of your head shall perish. 19 In your patience you shall win your souls.


20 But when you see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand. 21 Then let them that are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them that are in the middle of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter in it. 22 For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 Woe to them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive to all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.


25 And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows; 26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draws near.


29 And he spoke to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees: 30 when they now shoot forth, you see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now near. 31 Even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know you that the kingdom of Yahweh is near. 32 Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, till all things be accomplished. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.


34 But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts should be overcharged with debauchery, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare: 35 for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth. 36 But watch you at every season, making supplication, that you may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.


37 And every day he was teaching in the temple; and every night he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet. 38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.



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