The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans
whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
- And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans
were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such
- I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
- Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you
think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
- I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
- He also spoke this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his
vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
- Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have
come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it
use up the ground?'
- But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until
I dig around it and fertilize it.
- And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.'
- Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
- And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen
years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.
- But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, "Woman, you
are loosed from your infirmity."
- And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and
- But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus
had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, "There are six days on
which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the
- The Lord then answered him and said, "Hypocrite! Does not each one of you
on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to
- So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has
bound--think of it--for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the
- And when 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.
- Then He said, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I
- It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it
grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its
- And again He said, "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
- It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal
till it was all leavened."
- And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying
- Then one said to Him, "Lord, are there few who are saved?" And He said to
- "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will
seek to enter and will not be able.
- When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you
begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for
us,' and He will answer and say to you, 'I do not know you, where you are
- Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You
taught in our streets.'
- But He will say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart
from Me, all you workers of iniquity.'
- There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and
Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves
- They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south,
and sit down in the kingdom of God.
- And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will
- On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, "Get out and depart
from here, for Herod wants to kill You."
- And He said to them, "Go, tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and
perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.'
- Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it
cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.
- "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those
who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a
hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!
- See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you
shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the LORD!' "
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