Chapter 13Luke

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1 Now some were present at that very :season reporting to him about the Galilæans, whose :blood Pilate had mingled with their :sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said to them, Think ye that these :Galilæans were sinners above all the Galilæans, 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 :Silōam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were debtors above all the men that inhabit Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye should 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, Lo, these three years since 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 to him, Lord, leave it 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[s]. 11 And lo, a woman having a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and could in nowise lift herself up. 12 And seeing her :Jesus called her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine :infirmity. 13 And he laid :hands upon her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified :God. 14 And the synagogue-ruler, being indignant because :Jesus had healed on the sabbath, answered and said to the crowd [that], Six days are 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, Hypocrites, doth not each of you on the sabbath loose his :ox or his :ass from the manger, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom :Satan had bound, lo, 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 the whole crowd rejoiced for all the glorious things :done by him. 18 He said therefore, Unto what is the kingdom of :God like? and unto 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 thereof. 20 And again he said, Unto what 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 a certain one said to him, Lord, are the saved few? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able 25 when once the house-master 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 were eating in thy presence and drinking, and thou didst teach in our :streets; 27 and he shall speak, saying to you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth, when ye should 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 east and west, and from north and south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of :God. 30 And lo, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.
31 In that very :hour certain Pharisees came, saying to him, Get thee out, and go hence: for Herod wishes to kill thee. 32 And he said to them, Go and say to that :fox, Lo, I cast out demons and accomplish healings today and tomorrow, and the third day I am perfected. 33 Nevertheless I must go on today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth those 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 Lo, your :house is left unto you; and I say unto you, Ye shall in nowise see me, until ye shall say, Blessed who cometh in the Lord’s name.

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