| 1 Now there were some present at that very season who told him of
the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And he answered and said unto them, Think ye that these Galilaeans were
sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they have suffered these things?
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner
perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and
killed them, think ye that they were offenders above all the men that dwell
in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all
likewise perish. 6 And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree
planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none.
7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come
seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also
cumber the ground? 8 And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone
this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear
fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt 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
Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from
thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she
was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue,
being moved with indignation because Jesus 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 Lord answered him, and said, Ye hypocrites, doth 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, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I liken
it? 19 It is like unto 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 thereof. 20 And again he said, Whereunto
shall I liken the kingdom of God? 21 It is like unto 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
unto Jerusalem. 23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are
saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door:
for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the
door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord,
open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are;
26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and
thou didst teach in our streets; 27 and he shall say, I tell you, I know
not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There
shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham,
and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and
yourselves cast forth without. 29 And they shall come from the east and
west, and from the north and south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
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 thee out, and go hence: for Herod would fain kill thee. 32 And
he said unto them, Go and say to that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and
perform cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I am perfected.
33 Nevertheless I must go on my way to-day and to-morrow and the
day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of
Jerusalem. 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and
stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy
children together, even as a hen gathereth her own brood under her
wings, and ye would not! 35 Behold, your house is left unto you
desolate: and I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until ye shall
say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.|
Genesis - Public