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Gospel according to Luke.

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Accredited to Luke; a physician, also wrote the book of Acts , (Luke 1:3 & Acts 1:1). Luke's gospel account of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus's ministry began at age thirty and ending with His crucifixion, approximately three years later. Over His three year ministry, Jesus healed many. He taught the people of His day, and spoke in parables of many things, including the kingdom of God and the kingdom of heaven. Luke's gospel proclaims Jesus Christ as the Son of Man, written primarily to the Greek nation.
twenty-four chapters
Written before the book of Acts, approximately 57 AD.
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Verse by verse, account of the book of Luke.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 1

1Many people have written accounts of the ministry of Jesus Christ of the events that took place among us. 2Therefore using Gospel accounts from eyewitness, who had ministered the Word from the very beginning. 3It seemed good to me that I should also write to you an ordered account of all these things, since I have perfect understanding from the very beginning, most excellent Theophilus. 4That you might know the certainty of these things in that you have been instructed in. (Theophilus is most likely a prominent man of high rank, possibly a Roman).

The birth of John the Baptist.

5In the days of Herod, the king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah serving in the division of Abijah, whose wife Elisabeth was of the priestly tribe of Levi, a descendant of Aaron. 6They were both righteous and blameless before God, both keeping His commandments. 7However they had no children, for Elisabeth was barren and they were both progressed in years. 8One day, as Zechariah was ministering and serving as a priest before God. 9And burning incense in the temple of the Lord, as was his assignment according to the custom of the priesthood. 10As he was doing this, the multitudes of people were outside praying, at the hour of incense.

11Right then, an angel of the Lord appeared to Zechariah, standing on the right side of the altar. 12And when Zechariah saw the angel, fear came over him. 13But the angel said; do not be afraid, for your prayer has been heard and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son and you shall name him John. 14His birth shall bring you great joy and gladness and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord. Neither, shall he drink wine nor strong drink, for even from his mother's womb he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit. 16Many of the children of Israel shall turn to the Lord their God, because of him. 17And he shall be like the spirit of the prophets of old, softening the hearts of the fathers to the children, making disobedient minds to comprehend the truth, to prepare the way of the Lord.

18But Zechariah replied to the angel; How shall I be sure of this? For I am an old man and my wife is also advanced in years. 19The angel replied and said; I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God and have been sent to you to bring glad tidings. 20Because you have doubted and did not believe My words. You shall be unable to speak until the day when the child is born.

21Meanwhile, the people outside were waiting for Zechariah wondering why he was delayed? 22Now when he came out, he could not speak, but from his beckoning, they all perceive that he had seen a vision. 23And as soon as the scheduled days of his priestly service were completed, he departed to his own house. 24Soon afterwards his wife Elisabeth conceived and she then went into seclusion for five months. 25Marveling at what the Lord had done in her, in the days when He looked on her and took away her reproach among men.

The angel Gabriel announces the birth of Jesus Christ.

26Now in the sixth month of her pregnancy, the same angel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth. 27To a virgin named Mary, engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of the house of David. 28And the angel said to her; Hail, highly favored and blessed are you among women, for the Lord is with you. 29But when Mary heard this, she was troubled, for she did not know what kind of greeting this might be. 30Then the angel assured her not to fear, for she had found favor with God. 31And he said to her; you shall bring forth a Son and His name shall be called JESUS. 32He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33And He shall reign over Israel forever, for His kingdom shall have no end.

34Mary then asked the angel, how could she have a child, since she is a virgin? 35And the angel replied; The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of God shall overshadow you. Therefore, the child that is born, shall be called the Son of God. 36Your cousin Elisabeth, the one they called barren, has also conceived a son in her old age and she is now in her sixth month. 37For with God, nothing is impossible. 38And Mary replied; I am the Lord's servant, may it be according to your words and the angel departed from her.

39Mary then quickly went to the city of Judah, to the house where her cousin Elisabeth was. 40She entered into the house of Zachariah and greeted Elisabeth. 41And when Elisabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child in her womb leaped for joy and both the child and Elisabeth were filled with the Holy Spirit. 42Elisabeth then spoke to Mary saying; Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child in your womb. 43And why should I receive such an honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For as soon as I heard your greeting, the child leaped in my womb for joy. 45For blessed and happy is she who believes the words spoken of the Lord, for His words shall come to pass. 46Then Mary spoke, saying; my soul magnifies the Lord 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. 48For the Lord has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden and now all future generations shall call me blessed. 49For He who is mighty has done great things to me and holy is His name. 50His mercy is on those who fear Him, from generation to generation. 51He has shown great strength with His arm, tossing aside the proud to their own vain imaginations. 52Putting down the mighty and exalting them of low stature. 53For He has filled those who hunger with good things and sent those filled with this world away empty. 54And in remembrance of His mercy, He helps His servant Israel. 55As He promised our fathers, Abraham and to his descendants forever. 56Mary then stayed with Elisabeth for three months, afterwards returning to her own home.

57When the time came for Elisabeth to deliver, she brought forth a son. 58And when her relatives and neighbors, knew how the Lord had shown her mercy, they rejoiced with her. 59Now on the eighth day they circumcised the child and they were going to call the child Zechariah, after his father. 60But Elisabeth spoke and said; he shall be called, John. 61But the town's people questioned her, saying; no one in your family is called by that name. 62So the people made signs to his father 63and Zechariah asked for a witting tablet, wrote; his name is John. 64Immediately his tongue was loosed and he gave praise to God. 65Fear then came upon all who dwelt nearby and this matter became known throughout the hill country of Judea. 66And all those who knew of this wondered in their hearts, what manor of child will this be? For the hand of the Lord is with him.

67Zechariah was now also filled with the Holy Spirit and he prophesied, saying; 68Blesses be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and is redeeming His people. 69He has brought salvation to us, in the house of His servant David. 70Just as He has spoken through His holy prophets. 71That we might be saved from our enemies and they who hate us. 72Remembering His holy covenant and showing mercy that was promised to our fathers. 73His oath that He gave to our father Abraham. 74To assure us that we are being delivered from the hands of our enemies that we might serve Him without fear, 75in holiness and righteousness, all the days of our life. 76And this child shall be called; the prophet of the Highest. For he shall go before the Lord to prepare His way. 77Giving the people knowledge of their salvation, through the remission of their sins. 78Due to the mercies of our God, for a great Light from above has visited us. 79To bring light to those who sit in darkness, the shadow of death, guiding us in the way of peace.

80And the child grew strong in spirit and was in the deserts and wilderness, up until the day he began his public ministry to Israel.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 2
The birth of Jesus Christ,   Matthew 2:1.

1Now, there was a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole Roman empire should be registered and taxed. 2This census and taxing first took place when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 3Everyone went to their own country to be registered. 4So Joseph traveled from Nazareth of Galilee, to Bethlehem of Judea, the city of David to be taxed. 5And Mary his betrothed wife went with him, now being with Child. 6While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7And she gave birth to her Firstborn Son, she wrapped Him in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger, for there was no room for them in the inn.

Visitation of the shepherds.

8In that country, there were shepherds in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. 9And an angel of the Lord came upon them, with the glory of the Lord shining all around them and they feared greatly. 10But the angel said; Do not be afraid, for I bring you good news and great joy, that shall be shared with all people. 11For this day in the city of David a Savior is born, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be your sign, you shall find the Child wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manager. 13Suddenly, the angel was joined by what seemed to be an army of other angels and they were all praising God and saying; 14Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will towards men.

15After the angels had left and returned to heaven, the shepherds said among themselves; let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing, that the Lord has made known to us. 16So they quickly went to Bethlehem and they found Mary and Joseph and the Child lying in a manger. 17When they had seen the Child, the shepherds told Mary and Joseph and spread far abroad the message that had been given to them. 18All who heard it, marveled about the things told to them by the shepherds, 19And Mary kept and pondered all these things in her heart. 20Then the shepherds returned to their flocks, glorifying and praising God, for the things that had been told them.

Jesus presented in the temple for circumcision.

21Eight days after the Child was born, when He was to be circumcised, He was named Jesus, as it was told to them by the angel before He was conceived in Mary's womb. 22And when the days of Mary's purification were complete, according to the law of Moses. They brought Jesus to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. 23For it is written, that; every firstborn male child that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord, Exodus 13:2 24And an offering, a sacrifice to the Lord shall be given of a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.

25Now there was a man, in the temple, named Simeon. He was a just and devout man, filled with the Holy Spirit and waiting for the Messiah to come to Israel. 26For it had been declared to him by the Holy Spirit, that he would not see death until he would see the Lord's Christ Child. 27Simeon was then directed by the Spirit to go into the temple, and as soon as he saw Mary and Joseph bringing the Child into the temple. 28Simeon took the Child in his arms and blessed God. Saying; 29Now Your servant can depart in peace, according to Your Word. 30For my eyes have seen Your salvation, 31which, You have prepared for all Your people. 32A light has been revealed to the Gentiles and praise and honor has been brought to Your people Israel. 33Both Joseph and Mary marveled at these words that were spoken over the Child. 34Then Simeon blessed the parents and said to Mary; This Child is destined for a fall and rising of many in Israel and of a sign that many shall speak against. 35Yes, even a sword shall pierce your own soul also.

36There was also an older woman there, a prophetess named Anna, who had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. 37She was now a widow of eighty-four years and stayed in the temple day and night, serving God with fasting and prayers. 38She came in that instant, likewise, giving thanks to the Lord and speaking of Him to all those in Jerusalem, who were looking for redemption. 39Now when Mary and Joseph had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town Nazareth. 40And the Child grew both physically and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, for the grace of God was upon Him.

Jesus and His family visits the temple in Jerusalem.

41Now every year at the time of the Passover Feast, His parents went up to Jerusalem. 42Now when Jesus was twelve years old, His family went up to Jerusalem, as was according to the custom of the feast. 43When the families left, the Boy stayed back in Jerusalem and his parents did not know of it. 44For they supposed Him to be in their caravan with other relatives, so they went a days journey without Him. 45When they realized He was missing, they returned to Jerusalem, to search for Him. 46After three days of searching, they found Him in the temple, sitting amiss the teachers both listing to them and asking them questions. 47And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and His answers. 48When His parents found Him they were amazed and said to Him; why have you done this to us, do you not know we were looking for You in great distress? 49But Jesus said to them; Why did you seek Me? Do you not understand that I must be about My Fathers business? 50But they did not understand His reply. 51And Jesus went back with them to Nazareth and remained subject to them. However, Mary pondered all these things in her heart. 52And Jesus continued to grow in wisdom, in stature and in favor with God and man.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 3
The ministry of John the Baptist,   Matthew 3:1Mark 1:2John 1:19.

1Now in the time when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was tetrarch of Galilee and Philip his brother was tetrarch of multiple regions. 2At that time Annas and Caiaphas were the presiding high priests and the Word of the Lord came to John the Baptist the son of Zacharias, who was in the wilderness. 3John then came into all the countries of the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 4Just as it was written in the book of Isaiah the prophet, saying; The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled and every mountain made low. The crooked shall be made straight and the rough ways shall be made smooth 6and all people shall see the salvation of God, Isaiah 40:3-5.

7As the multitudes came forth to be baptized, John would say to them. You generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Show within yourselves' fruits worthy of repentance and do not think that you are worthy because Abraham was your forefather. For, I tell you that God is able even to raise up these stones as children. 9Even now the axe is laid at the root of the tree, every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

10Then the people questioned John as to what they should do. 11John replied; He that has extra, let him give to them who has none. 12Tax collectors also came to John to be baptized and they asked him what they should do? 13John told them; Not to collect any more than what was required. 14Also solders came to him and asked what they should do? And John said; Do not terrorize any man, nor accuse him falsely, but be content with your wages.

15Now all the people wondered in expectation and reasoned whether John was the Christ? 16But John replied to them all, I baptize you with water, but One mightier than I shall come and He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17He shall separate the wheat from the chaff, He will store up the wheat, but the chaff He shall burn with unquenchable fire. 18And many other things John preached to the people. 19John also reproved Herod the tetrarch, for taking his brother's wife and for other evils as well. 20And adding to Herod's sins, Herod then had John put into prison for reproving him.

21However, before John was put into prison, while the multitudes were still coming to him to be baptized. Jesus also came to John to be baptized. During this time, the heavens were opened. 22And the Holy Spirit descended like a dove and a voice came from heaven, saying; this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 4

1Jesus being filled with the Holy Spirit after His baptism, was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. 2For forty days He was tempted of the devil. During that time, He ate nothing and when those days were ended, He hungered. 3And the devil came to Him and said:

  • If You are the Son of God, command these stones to be made bread.
    4Jesus replied; It is written; man shall not live by bread alone, but by the Word of God, Deuteronomy 8:3.
  • 5Now the devil took Him up on a high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, in a moment of time. 6And said to Him; All this power and glory I will give to You, for it has been delivered to me and I can give it to whomever I wish. 7Therefore, if You will worship me, all this will be Yours.
    8Jesus replied; Get behind Me Satan, for it is written; you shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve, Deuteronomy 6:13.
  • 9Then the devil brought Him to Jerusalem and set Him on the peak of the temple. And said to Him; If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10For it is written; He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you safe 11and they shall bear you up, least you strike your foot against a stone, Psalm 91:11-12.
    12Jesus replied, It has been said; you shall not test the Lord your God, Deuteronomy 6:16.

13Now when the devil had completed all the temptations, he departed from Him, until a more opportune time.

14Jesus then returned to Galilee, in the power of the Spirit and the fame of Him spread throughout all of that region. 15And He taught them in their synagogues, being recognized and honored by all. 16Then He came into Nazareth, (where He had been brought up). And as His custom was on the Sabbath day, He entered into their synagogue and stood up to read. 17He was handed the book of the prophet Isaac. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written and He read; 18The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, for He has anointed Me to preach the good news of the Gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind. To set at liberty the oppressed and downtrodden. 19To preach and proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, Isaiah 61:1,2. 20He then closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all were upon Him. 21Then He also said to them; This day this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.

22all the people who bore witness, marveled at these words of grace that He spoke, but they also questioned within themselves, is not this Joseph's son? 23Then Jesus spoke; You will no doubt quote this proverb to Me; Physician, heal yourself, what we have seen done afar off also do here. 24But I say to you, No prophet is accepted in His own country. 25But I tell you the truth, In the days of Elijah, there were many widows in Israel and it did not rain for three and a half years and there was a famine in the land, 1st Kings 17:1. 26but Elijah was sent to none of theses, except to the city of Sidon to Zarephath to a widow woman, 1st Kings 17:8-16. 27Also there were many lepers in Israel, but only Naaman the Syrian was cleansed, 2nd Kings chapter 5.

28When they heard these things, all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage. 29And they rose up and thrust Him out of the city, leading Him to the top of a hill and it was their intent to throw Him off the cliff. 30But Jesus walked through the mist of them and went His way. 31Then he went down to Capernaum a city of Galilee and there, He continued to teach the people on the Sabbath day. 32And they were amazed at His doctrine. For His Word was with authority and power.

33Now in the synagogue was a man with a foul spirit of a demon. When he saw Jesus, he cried out with a loud voice. 34Saying; Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth, the Holy One of God? Have You come to destroy us? 35Jesus then rebuked the unclean spirit, saying; Be quiet and come out of him! And when the devil had thrown the man down, it came out of the man, without hurting him. 36And all were amazed and discussed among themselves, what kind of speech is this! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they obey Him. 37And His fame spread even further throughout the country.

38Then He entered into Simon's house. Now Simon's wife's mother was ill with a great fever and they all came to Him on her behalf. 39Jesus stood over her, rebuked the fever and it left her. Immediately she then arose and ministered to them.

40Now when the sun was setting, all who were sick and had need came to Him and He laid hands on everyone and healed them. 41Also many demons came out, saying; You are the Christ the Son of God. But, Jesus rebuked them, that they should not speak, for they knew Him. 42At daybreak He departed into an isolated place, but the people sought after Him, trying to persuade Him to stay with them. 43But Jesus said to them; I must preach the kingdom of God, to other cities also, for that is why I have been sent.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 5

1As Jesus stood by the lake of Gennesaret, the people were pressing upon Him. 2Now there were two boats by the shore and the fisherman having just come in were washing their nets. 3Jesus got into one of the vessels, which was Simon-Peter's and He asked him to take the boat out a little bit from the shore line. Then He sat down and taught the people from out of the boat.

4After Jesus had finished teaching, He said to Simon. Launch out into the deep and put your nets down for a catch of fish. 5But Simon said to Jesus; we have toiled all night and have caught nothing, but on Your Word, I will let down a net. 6When they had let down their net, they caught such a great multitude of fish that the net began to break. 7They then called to their partner's boat for assistance and together they filled up both boats with so many fish that the boats actually began to sink. 8And when Simon realized what had taken place. He fell down at Jesus' knees, saying; Depart from me, Oh Lord! For I am a sinful man. 9For they all were astonished at the great catch of fish. 10And so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. But, Jesus said unto Simon; Do not be afraid, for from now on you shall catch men. 11And when they had docked their boats, they forsook their past lifestyle and followed Him.

12Now there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and pleaded with Him saying; Lord if you are willing, You can make me clean. 13And Jesus reached out His hand, touched the man and said; I am willing, be clean. And immediately the leprosy left him. 14Jesus then charged the man to tell no one of this, but to show himself to the priests and give an offering for your cleansing according as Moses commended. 15However this report of Him was spread all the more. Thus great multitudes came to Him, to hear Him and to be healed of their infirmities. 16But Jesus would often withdraw into the wilderness to pray.

17Now on one of the days when Jesus was teaching the people, there were also Pharisees and teachers of the law, that had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea and Jerusalem and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

18Now four men came carrying a man on a stretcher who was paralyzed and their intent was to bring the man to Jesus. 19But finding no way in the house, due to the multitudes of people, they went up on the roof. Uncovered a portion of the roof and lowered the stretcher down, right where Jesus was standing. 20When Jesus saw their faith, He said to them; Man your sins are forgiven you. 21When the teachers of the law and the Pharisees heard this, they accused Jesus of speaking blasphemies. For they reasoned that only God could forgive sins. 22However when Jesus had perceived their thoughts, He said to them; Why do you question in your hearts? 23What it is easier to say, your sins be forgiven, or to say, rise up and walk? 24But that you might know that the Son of Man has the power on earth to forgive sins, I say to the paralytic; Stand to your feet, take your stretcher and go home. 25Immediately the man stood up, picked up his stretcher and departed to his house, all the while glorifying God. 26And they were all amazed, glorifying God but also filled with fear, saying; we have seen strange, wonderful, incredible and unthinkable things today.

27After this Jesus left and saw a tax collector named Levi, (to become Matthew, a disciple). And He called to him, Saying; Come, follow Me. 28So he left all that he had and followed Jesus. 29Later on, Matthew served a great meal in his home. There was a large company of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. 30Now the teachers of the law and the Pharisees who were there murmured against His disciples, saying; Why do you eat and drink with less than honorable people? 31But Jesus answered them, saying; They that are healthy do not need a physician, but rather they who are sick. 32I did not come to call the righteous but the sinners to repentance. 33Then they said to Him; Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast often and make prayers, but Yours do not? 34Jesus said; Can the guests at a wedding feast fast, as long as the bride groom is with them? 35But the day will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them and in those days they shall fast.

36Then He spoke a parable to them; No man patches an old garment with a new un-shrunken piece of material; for the new piece will cause a tear, nor will the new patch match the old. 37Neither does a man put new wine (symbolic of the New Covenant, mercy and grace), into old wineskins (symbolic of the Old Covenant, the structure of the law); for the wineskins will bust and the wine will be spilt. 38For new wine must be put into new wineskins and then both are preserved. 39However, no man having drunk old wine immediately desires new, for he says; the old is better.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 6

1Now on the next Sabbath, Jesus and his disciples were walking through the cornfields and His disciples were eating the ears of corn. 2Now certain of the Pharisees that saw this, questioned why the disciples were doing what was not lawful to do on the Sabbath day? 3Jesus then replied to them; Have you not read what David did and those who were with him did when they were hungry? 4How he went into the house of God and they ate of the showbread that was only permissible for the priests to eat, 1st Samuel 21:1-6. 5Then He said to them; The Son of Man is also Lord over the Sabbath.

6Also on another Sabbath Jesus was teaching in their synagogue and there was a man with a withered hand. 7Now the scribes and the Pharisees, (the teachers of the law), watched Jesus closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might accuse Him. 8But Jesus being aware of their thoughts, said to the man with the withered hand; Stand here in the midst and the man did so. 9Then turning to the scribes and Pharisees, He said to them; Is it lawful to do good or to evil, on the Sabbath day, to save life or to destroy it? 10Then looking at them, He said to the man; Stretch out your hand and the hand was restored, whole as the other. 11However the scribes and Pharisees were filled with senseless rage because they did not understand, thus they plotted what they might do to Jesus.

12Jesus then went up on a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God. 13Now at day break Jesus called His twelve disciples, whom He also named apostles. 14Simon who He named Peter and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus and Simon, who was called the Zealot, 16Judas the brother of James and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

17When He came down from the mountain with the twelve. A great multitude of people from Judah, Jerusalem and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon came to hear Him and to be healed of their afflictions. 18As well as those who were troubled with unclean spirits and they were healed. 19And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for healing power was flowing out from Him and healing them all.

Blesses also mean happy in the Hebrew and Greek.

20Jesus then looked around on His disciples and said:

  • Blessed are the poor; for theirs is the kingdom of God.
  • 21Blessed are they that hunger; for they shall be filled.
  • Blessed are they that weep; for they shall laugh.
  • 22Blessed are you when men hate and exclude you and speak poorly of you because of My name.

Rejoice and leap for joy in that day for your reward is great in heaven, liken unto the prophets, for they were also treated poorly.

  • 24But woe to he who abounds in material resources, for he has surely received his reward.
  • 25Woe to you that are filled, indulging on material things, for you shall hunger.
  • Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall weep and mourn
  • 26Woe to you when all men speak praises unto your name, for they also did so to the false prophets.

27But I say to you, that hear and understand;

  • Love your enemies.
  • Do good to those who hate you.
  • 28Bless them that curse you.
  • And pray for them who deliberately use you.

29To him that strikes you on one cheek, offer him the other one as well. And to him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold your tunic as well. 30Give to every man that asks in want and he that takes from you, do not demand the second time that your goods to be returned to you. 31Do unto all men as you wish them to do to you. 32For if you merely love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those that love them. 33Likewise, if you only do good to those who do good for you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do good to those who do good to them. 34And if you lend money to those of whom you expect a return, what credit is that to you, even sinners do this. 35Rather love and do good to your enemies, lending to them in hopes of no return, but considering nothing as lost, for then your reward shall be great and you will be sons of God, for the Father is also kind to the unthankful and the evil.

36Therefore, be merciful even as your Father is merciful to you. 37Do not judge or condemn others, lest you be judged or condemned, but forgive and it shall be forgiven you. 38Give and it will be given back to you in abundance, for the measure by which you give, is the measure that shall be used to give back to you.

39Then He spoke this parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? if so will they not both fall into the ditch? 40The student is not above his teacher, but everyone when they are trained and perfected becomes as their teacher.

41Why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, yet you do not perceive the log that is in your eye? 42How can you then say to your brother, let me correct this for you, when you don't even perceive the errors of your ways. You hypocrite! First correct the errors of your ways and then you will see clearly to help your brother.

43For a good tree does not bear corrupt fruit, neither does a corrupt tree bear good fruit. 44But every tree is identified by its own fruit, for figs are not gathered from thorn bushes. 45From out of his heart a good man brings that which is good and an evil man brings forth from his heart that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 46Why do you call Me Lord if you do not practice the things that I tell you?

47The man that comes to Me and hears My words, doing the things which I say, I liken him to, 48A man who built his house's foundation on a rock. And when the flood and the winds beat against that house, it could not be shaken, for it was built on the rock. 49But the man that hears My words and chooses not to do them. Is as a man that built his house's foundation on the earth, without a sure foundation. And when the winds and rain came against that house, it immediately fell and the damage was great.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 7

1When Jesus had finished all that He had to say, He came down from the mountain and entered into Capernaum. 2Now a Centurion's servant whom was much valued by his master, was near death. 3And when the Centurion heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to Him, begging that He would come and heal his servant. 4When the elders came to Jesus, they said to Him; the Centurion whom sent us is worthy of this healing. 5For he loves our nation and has built us a synagogue. 6So Jesus went with them and when He was not far from the house. The Centurion sent people to Him, instructed to say; Lord, trouble not Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter into my house. 7Nether did I see myself worthy to come unto You. But, only say a Word and my servant shall be healed. 8For I am also a man subject to authority having soldiers under me. I say to one man go and do this and he does it, to another come and he comes. 9When Jesus heard this He marveled, turned to the people that had followed Him and said; I tell you, I have not found so great of a faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God), in all of Israel. 10When those who had been sent returned to the Centurion's house, they found the servant, who had been sick to be whole.

11The next day, Jesus went to a city called Nain and many of His disciples and many people went with Him. 12When He had come to the gate of that city, there was a huge funeral procession. The casket was being carried out and it contained an only son and the mother was a widow. 13When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her; Weep not. 14Then He touched the casket and the funeral bearers stood still. And He said; Young man, I say to you arise. 15He that had been dead, sat up and begin to speak and Jesus presented him to his mother. 16And fear came on all the people and they glorified God saying; a great prophet is among us, for God has visited his people. 17This report spread throughout all Judah and into all the surrounding areas.

18Now the disciples of John the Baptist, (whom was now in prison), brought back word of all these things to him. 19John then sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask Him, if He was the Coming One, or shall we continue to look for another? 20And when they came to Jesus, they said; John the Baptist has sent us to You, wondering if You are the Messiah or should we continue looking for another? 21Jesus did not answer their question immediately, but rather kept on doing as He had been doing. And in that very hour He cured many of their infirmities and diseases, cast out evil spirits and many that were blind, He gave them their sight. 22Then He replied to the two disciples; Go back and tell John what things you have seen and heard, how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and to the poor the gospel is preached to them. (In the above verse, Jesus was relaying to John the fulfillment of Isaiah 35:5-6 & Isaiah 61:1) 23Happy and bless is the man who is not offended or made to stumble by Me.

24Now when the messengers of John the Baptist had departed, Jesus then spoke to the people concerning John. Saying; What did you go out into the desert to see? the sights and scenery? 25Or a man clothed in king's apparel, those men live in king's courts. 26But you went out to see a prophet and I tell you that John is more than a prophet. 27This scripture is written of John; I send My messenger to prepare the way before You, Malachi 3:1 28For, I tell you that among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist, but this earthly greatness cannot even be compared with the wonders of the kingdom of God.

29Now when the people heard this, they all justified the words of God by being baptized with John's baptism of repentance. 30But the Pharisees and teachers of the law rejected the will of God and were not baptized by John. 31The Lord replied to this; To what shall I compare this generation to? 32They are as spoiled children sitting in the market square calling to each other saying we have played a happy tune and you did not dance, likewise, we have played a sad tune and you did not weep. 33For John came neither indulging in eating nor drinking and you said he had a demon. 34The Son of Man has come both eating and drinking and you say He is a drunkard and friend of the common man. 35Yet each man proves the amount of wisdom he has, through his own deeds.

36One of the Pharisees then desired that Jesus would eat with him at his house. So Jesus went to his house to eat. 37Now a woman of that city was there, who was well known for her sinful activities. And when she knew that Jesus was there, she bought an alabaster bottle of perfume. 38Standing behind Him weeping, she began to wash His feet with her tears, wiping His feet with the hair on her head and kissing them, she then anointed them with the fragrant perfume. 39Now when the Pharisee that had invited Jesus was aware of it. He thought within himself; If this Man truly was a prophet, He would know that this woman who is touching Him is a sinner. 40But Jesus answered him and said; Simon, I have something to say to you and Simon replied, speak Teacher;

41There was a creditor that had two debtors, The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42Neither of them could pay their debt back, so the master forgave both of them and canceled both debts. Now tell Me which of the two will love the master more? 43Simon spoke and said; I suppose the one who was forgiven the larger debt. And Jesus said to him; You have rightly judged. 44Then turning to the woman, Jesus also said to Simon; When I entered your home you gave Me no water for My feet, but this woman has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45When I came in you did not greet Me with a kiss, but this woman has not stopped kissing My feet, since I have come here. 46Neither did you anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47Therefore I tell you, that her many sins are forgiven, for she loves much, but to whom little is forgiven, the same also loves little. 48Jesus then said to the woman; Your sins are forgiven. 49And the Pharisees that sat at the table began to think to themselves; Who is this who forgives sins? 50Then Jesus said to the woman; Your faith, (moral conviction and belief in God) has saved you, go in peace.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 8

1Afterwards, Jesus and the twelve apostles went through the surrounding towns and villages, preaching and telling of the good news of the kingdom of God. 2And many women who had been set free of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary Magdalene, whom had been set free of seven evil spirits. 3And Joanna the wife of Herod's man steward followed Him and they ministered to Him out of their substance. 4Now when many people had gathered to Him, He spoke this parable:

5A sower went out to sow:

  • Some seed fell by the wayside, it was crushed under foot and the birds came and ate it up.
  • 6Some seed fell on the rocks and it quickly sprang up, but it withered away because it had no moisture.
  • 7Other seed fell among the thorns and when the thorns sprang up, the good seed was choked.
  • 8But some seed fell on good ground and when it came up it yielded much fruit of a hundred fold.

When Jesus had finished the parable, He said in a loud voice; Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear and comprehend.

9Afterwards His disciples asked Him what the parable meant? 10Jesus answered and said; It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the others they hear in parables. So that; seeing they might not perceive and hearing they might not understand, Isaiah 6:9. 11Now the parable is as follows: The seed is the Word of God,

  • 12The seed that falls by the wayside, are they that hear the Word, but then the devil comes quickly and takes the Word out of their hearts, lest they hear and be saved.
  • 13The seed that falls on the rock, are they that hear the Word and receive it with joy. But, since they have no root they believe for awhile and in time of temptation they fall away.
  • 14The seed that falls among thorns, are they that hear the Word and they go forth but are choked with the care, riches and pleasures of this life and bring no fruit to full perfection.
  • 15But the seed that falls on good ground, are they that have heard the Word, having an honest and good heart, keeping the Word and bring forth fruit within its due season.

16No man lights a candle to put it under a cover, but, he puts it on a candle stick so the light may be seen by all. 17For there is nothing in secret that shall not be revealed and all that is hidden shall be made known by the light. 18Take heed in what you hear, for whoever has spiritual understanding, more will be given to him. But, whoever does not have understanding, even what he thinks he has, will be taken away from him.

19Then His mother and his brothers came to Him, but they could not approach because of the crowds. 20When the message was relayed to Him through the crowd, that His mother and brothers were outside wishing to speak with Him. 21Jesus said to the crowd; My mother and My brothers are they that hear the Word of God and do it.

22One day Jesus said to His disciples; Let us go to the other side of the lake. 23But as they were sailing, Jesus fell asleep. Now a huge storm came upon the lake and the boat was filling with water. 24The disciples being afraid, came and awoke Jesus saying; Master we are perishing! Jesus then arose rebuked the wind and the raging waters and there was a great calm. 25He then said to them; Where is your faith, (conviction and belief in God)? At this they all were taken with fear and wonder, saying to each other, what manor of Man is this, for He commands the winds and the waters and they obey Him.

26Then they sailed to the country of Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27When they had landed, He was met by a man that had been for a long time possessed with many devils and the man was wearing no clothes for he lived in the tombs rather than in a house. 28When he saw Jesus, he fell down before Him and with a loud voice said; What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beg you do not torment me. 29For Jesus had already commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For very often the spirit seized the man causing him to be bound with chains. However, the man broke the chains and was driven by the devil out into the wilderness.

30Jesus asked the man; What is your name? And the man answered that his name was Legion, for many devils were in him. 31The devils then besought Jesus that He would not command them to depart into the abyss. 32Now there was a heard of pigs feeding on the mountain and the demons begged Jesus that He might allow them to enter into the herd of swine and Jesus allowed them to do so. 33When the demons came out of the man, they entered into the pigs and the entire herd ran down the steep bank and drowned themselves in the lake.

34When they who took care of the pigs saw what had been done they reported it in the town. 35Then others came from the town to survey the situation. And they found the man who had been demon possessed, clothed and sitting at the feet of Jesus, having a sound mind and they were seized with fear. 36After hearing other eye witness reports of how the man was healed. 37The entire multitude of people begged Jesus to depart from their region, for they were filled with great fear. So Jesus returned to the boat. 38Then the man who had been demon possessed begged Jesus that he might follow Him. But, Jesus sent the man away, saying; 39Go back to your own house and tell and show throughout the whole city what great thing God has done for you. And the man then went his way and publicized it much. 40And it happened that when Jesus returned, the people gladly received Him. For they were all waiting for Him.

41Now when they had crossed over, there came a man named Jairus, a ruler of a synagogue and he fell down at Jesus' feet. Begging Him to come to his house. 42For his only daughter, that was twelve years of age was dying. However, even as they were walking the crowd of people were pressing around Jesus.

43Just then a woman who had suffered from an issue of blood for twelve years, having spent all of her resources on physicians, but they could not heal her. 44Came up behind Jesus, touched the hem of His garment and immediately her issue of blood ceased. 45Jesus then said unto the crowd; Who touched Me? But, when all denied it, the disciples questioned Jesus, saying; the multitude is nearly crushing You and You ask who touched Me? 46But Jesus replied; Someone has touched Me, for I perceive that healing power has gone out of Me. 47Now when the woman realized that she could not hide, she fell down before Him. Trembling and declaring to Him and before all the people why she had touched Him and how she was immediately healed. 48After hearing this, Jesus said to her; Daughter, your faith and confidence in God has made you whole, go in peace.

49While He was yet speaking a man came from the house of the ruler of the synagogue. Saying to him, Your daughter is dead, do not trouble the Teacher any further. 50But when Jesus heard this, He said to the father of the child; Do not fear, simply believe and she will be made whole. 51When Jesus came into the house, He allowed only Peter, James, John and the two parents of the child to stay inside the house with Him. 52For there was much weeping and wailing going on. And He said to the people; Weep not, the girl is not dead, but only asleep. 53At this the people laughed at Him, knowing full well that she was really dead.

54When the people had been put outside, Jesus went into the room where the girl was, took her by the hand and said; Child arise. 55And her spirit then returned to her, the girl arose and Jesus commanded the parents to give her some food to eat. 56And her parents were astonished and Jesus charged them not to tell of this to any man.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 9

1Jesus then called His twelve disciples together, giving them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. 2Sending them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3Telling the twelve; To take nothing for their journey neither, walking stick, bag, food, or money, nor take two coats apiece. 4Whatever house you enter, stay there until you depart from that area. 5And whoever will not receive you, when you leave that area shake off even the dust from your feet as a testimony against them. 6The disciples then departed, going through towns, preaching the Gospel and healing the sick.

7Meanwhile, reports of all the works that Jesus had done had gotten back to Herod the tetrarch and he was perplexed. For some had told him that John the Baptist, had risen from the dead. 8Other had said that Elijah had risen and some said that it was one of the prophets. 9At this Herod was confused, for he had beheaded John, so he desired to see Jesus.

10Now when the apostles returned, they told Jesus of all they had done. He then took them and they privately went to a desolate place, within the city of Bethsaida. 11But when the people knew of this, they followed Him there and Jesus received them. Teaching them of the kingdom of God and healing whoever had need of healing. 12Now when the day was nearly spent, the twelve came to Him. Saying; send the multitude away, so they can find food and lodging, for this is a desert place. 13But, Jesus said to them; You give them something to eat. However, the disciples answered; We have only five loaves and two fishes, unless we go and buy food for all these people, 14for there were approximately five thousand men. Jesus then instructed His disciples to have the people sit down in groups of fifties. 15And they did so. 16Jesus then took the five loves and two fishes, looking up to heaven, He blessed the food, broke it and gave the pieces to His disciples to distribute to the people. 17And the whole multitude of about five thousand men plus women and children ate and were filled. After they had eaten, twelve baskets were taken up filled with the food fragments that were remaining.

18Now as Jesus was alone praying, His disciples came up to Him and He asked them. Who do men say that I am? 19They answered; some say John the Baptist, Elijah, or some say that one of the prophets of old has risen again. 20Jesus then said to the twelve; But, who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said; You are the Christ, the Son of God. 21Then Jesus firmly instructed them to tell no man this, 22Saying; the Son of Man must suffer many things. Being rejected by the elders and the chief priests, being put to death and on the third day, He will rise again.

23If any man comes after Me, let him deny himself, taking up his cross daily and follow Me. 24For whosoever clings to save his earthly life will lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake will save it. 25For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses himself? 26Whoever shall be ashamed of Me or My teachings, the Son of Man shall also be ashamed of him, when He returns in the Father's glory with the holy angels. 27Even so, I tell you that there are some standing here that shall not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.

28About eight days after these sayings, Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, taking with Him Peter, John and James. 29As Jesus prayed the appearance of His countenance became altered and His garments became glistering white. 30Moses and Elias then were talking with Him. 31Having appeared in their own glory, speaking to Him of His gained accomplishment at Jerusalem. 32But, Peter and those with Him were taken in sleep. But, when they awoke, they saw His glory and the other two men with Him. 33Now as Moses and Elias departed from Him, Peter spoke up and said; Master, it is good that we are here, let us make three tabernacles, one for Moses, one for Elias and one for You. Peter said this not knowing what he was saying. 34As Peter was speaking a cloud came and overshadowed them and they were fearful as the cloud enveloped them. 35And a voice came from out of the cloud. Saying; This is My beloved Son, hear Him! 36When the voice was pasted, Jesus was found to be alone. And the three were silent, keeping what they had seen to themselves.

37The next day, when they had come down from the mountain many people were there to meet Him. 38A man within the crowd cried out to Jesus, saying; I beg of You to consider my son, for he is my only child. 39A spirit seizes him and he goes into convulsions, foaming at the mouth, thus injuring himself. 40I brought him to your disciples, but they were unable to cast the spirit out. 41Jesus answered the man and said; This faithless and morally corrupted generation, how long shall I be with you. Bring your son to Me. 42Even as the child was coming, the demon threw him down into a convulsion. But, Jesus severely rebuked the spirit, restored the child and delivered him back to his father. 43All the people were amazed by the power of God and even as they marveled at all the things Jesus did. He said to His disciples; 44May you hear and comprehend these words, for the Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men. 45However, they did not understand nor perceive the saying and they were afraid to ask Him about this.

46Controversy then rose among the disciples as to who would be the greatest. 47But Jesus perceiving the intentions of their hearts, picked up a small child. 48Then He said to them; Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me and whoever receives Me also receives the Father that has sent Me. For he that is least among you all, shall be great.

49John then spoke and said; Master, we found a man who was casting out demons in Your name and we commanded him to stop, for he did not follow us. 50And Jesus answered John, saying; Do not forbid him, for he that is not against us, is for us.

51Now as the time was nearing for Jesus to finish His work and be received up, He became very determined to go to Jerusalem. 52And He sent messengers to a village of the Samaritans to prepare the way for Him, 53However they would not receive Him, for His focus was on Jerusalem. 54Now when His disciples James and John heard of this, they asked Jesus if He wished them to command fire to come down from heaven and consume these people, as Elijah had done? 2nd Kings 1:10 55But Jesus turned and rebuked them, saying; You do not know what manor of spirit you are of. 56For the Son of Man did not come to destroy man's lives, but to save them. Then they left for another village.

57Now as they were going to another village, a man on the road said to Him; Lord, I will follow You wherever You go. 58But, Jesus replied to Him; Foxes have holes and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest. 59Jesus then turned to another and said; Follow Me, but the man said; Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 60Jesus replied to him; Let the dead bury the dead, but as for you, go and preach the kingdom of God {Let the dead in Christ, (the un-saved), bury their own dead, but as for you, (the living in Christ), go and preach the Word of life}. 61Just then another said; Lord I will follow You, but let me first go and bid my family farewell. 62But Jesus replied; No man having put his hand to the plow and then looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 10

1After these things Jesus then appointed seventy others and He sent them out two by two, to go ahead of Him into every city. 2And He said to them; The harvest is truly great, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray that the Lord of the harvest will send forth laborers into His harvest. 3Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4Take neither money or provisions nor two pairs of sandals and do not let anyone hinder your journey. 5Whatever house you enter, declare peace to that household. 6If God's peace resides there your blessing of peace shall come upon it, if not it shall return to you. 7Do not go from house to house, but remain in that house eating and drinking whatever, they give you. For the laborer of the Gospel is worthy of his hire. 8Whatever city you enter, if they receive you, eat whatever is set before you. 9Heal the sick and say to them the kingdom of God has come near unto you. 10But whatever city you enter that does not receive you. 11when you leave that city shake off even the dust on your shoes. But, let them realize that the kingdom of God has come near unto them. 12For I tell you it shall be more tolerable in the last days for Sodom than for that city.

13Woe to Chorazin and to Bethsaida, for if the mighty works that had been done in you were done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago. 14It will be more tolerable for them at the judgment than for you. 15And you Capernaum, believing you are exalted to heaven, rather you shall be thrust down to hell. 16He whom hears My disciples, hears Me, likewise, he that despises you also despises Me and he that despises Me, despises the Father that has sent Me.

17Then the seventy returned, rejoicing and said; Lord, even the demons are subject to us through Your name. 18And Jesus replied; I saw Satan fall from heaven, as lightning. 19Yes, I have given you the authority to tread on serpents and over all the power of the enemy that nothing by any means shall hurt you. 20Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

21In that very hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit, saying; Father, I thank You, that You have hidden these things from the wise and arrogant and revealed them to the simple in heart. 22You have delivered all things to Me and no man knows the Son, except the Father, nor does any man know the Father, except the Son and the man whom the Son wishes to reveal Himself to. 23Then He turned to His disciples and spoke privately; Blessed are the eyes who have seen what you have seen. 24For many prophets and kings have desired to see and hear the things that you have seen and heard.

25After that a teacher of the law spoke up, attempting to test Him and asked; Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 26Jesus said; What is written in the law? How do you interpret it? 27Answering the man said; To love the Lord with all your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. 28Jesus tuned towards the man and said; You have answered well, do this and you shall enjoy endless life in the kingdom of God. 29But the man attempting to further justify himself, said to Jesus; And who is my neighbor?

30Jesus answered, saying; A man went on a journey and fell among thefts. They robbed him of his clothing, wounded him and left him for dead. 31A priest came by and when he saw the man, the priest passed by on the other side of the road. 32Likewise a Levite came by and when he saw the man, he also passed by on the other side of the road. 33But a Samaritan, (a stranger, a non-Israelite) came by and when he saw the man, he had compassion on him. 34He came to the man, dressed his wounds with oil and took him to an inn to give the man further care. 35The next day when the man departed, he gave the inn keeper money to care for the man. 36Now of these three, which do you think was his neighbor? 37The man answered; The man that showed mercy on his fellow man. Jesus then said to him; Go and do, likewise.

38Now as Jesus entered into a certain village. A woman named Martha received Him into her house, 39She had a sister named Mary and both women were listening to Jesus. 40However Martha was preoccupied with the details of serving the meal and came to Jesus and said; Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone, command her to help me. 41But Jesus answered; Martha, you are troubled about many things. 42Your sister, Mary has chosen the good part that is needful and this will not be taken away from her.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 11

1As Jesus had just finished praying, one of His disciples turned to Him and said, Lord teach us how to pray as also John taught his disciples to pray. 2So Jesus said; When you pray, say;

Our Father that is in heaven, Blessed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, as in heaven, so also here on earth. 3Give us this day our daily bread. 4Forgive us of our sins as we also forgive others that are indebted to us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

5Jesus then said to them; Which of you having a friend who comes to your house at midnight and asks of you. 6Saying; a friend of mine has come and I have nothing to set before him? 7And the owner of the house will answer and say; Do not trouble me. The door is now shut and we are all in bed. I cannot rise to give anything to you. 8I tell you that though it is inconvenient for the householder and though the man of the house will not give to him because he is a friend, but rather because of the man's persistence demand, he will give to him all that he asks. 9Likewise I say to you, when you pray; Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. 10For everyone who asks - receives, he that seeks - finds and to him who knocks - it shall be opened. 11If a son asks his father for bread, will he give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 12Or if he asks for an egg will he give him a scorpion? 13If you then, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, How much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask of Him.

14Jesus was casting out a demon and it was mute, now when the demon had gone out the man who had been dumb spoke and the people marveled. 15Some said that He casts out demons by the prince of the demons. 16While still others testing and taunting Him demanded a sign from heaven. 17But Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them; Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. 18If Satan is divided against Himself, how can his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out devils through the prince of the demons. 19Let Me ask you then, if I cast out demons by the prince of the demons, by who do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. 20But if I cast them out by the power of God, no doubt the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21When a strong man stands guard, he can keep his palace secure. 22But when one who is stronger comes and overtakes him, all of his trusted armor and all his goods are taken. 23He who is not with Me is against Me and he that does not have My interests at heart and gathers with Me - scatters.

24When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, it roams through desolate places, seeking rest. But, when it finds no rest, it says; I will return to the dwelling that I left. 25And finding the house swept clean and put in order, 26That spirit then goes and gets seven other spirits, more wicked than he is and they all enter in, hence the last state of the man is worse than the first.

27As He spoke these things, a woman spoke up and said to Him; blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts that You have sucked. 28But Jesus replied; Blessed, rather are they that hear the Word of God and keep it.

29When the people had all gathered together, He began to say; This is an evil generation, they seek a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 30Just as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall the Son of Man be to this generation. 31Even the queen of the south shall condemn this generation, for she traveled great distances seeking the wisdom of Solomon, 1st Kings chapter 11 and hence One greater than Solomon is here. 32The men of Nineveh shall also condemn this generation, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah and hence a greater One than Jonah is here.

33No man when he lights a candle, puts it in a secret place or covers it up. But, rather he puts it on a candle stick, so all that come in may see the light. 34The light of the body is the eye, therefore if the eye remains focused and clear, the whole body is full of light, but if the eye is evil, the whole body is full of darkness. 35Therefore take care that the life-source within you is not darkness. 36Thus, if your entire body is filled with light all darkness shall be eliminated and the body shall be full of light, as a person enlightened by the shining of a lamp.

37As He spoke one of the Pharisees came and asked Him to dine with him for dinner. 38When they had sat down to eat, the Pharisee marveled that He had not first washed before dinner. 39But Jesus immediately spoke up and said; You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and plate, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40You fools, did He that made the outside not also make the inside? 41Rather give alms of such things as you have and all things are clean to you.

42Woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe on the smallest measure that you have, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have done the latter and neglected the first. 43Woe, to you Pharisees! For you love taking seats of honor in the synagogue and being greeted in the market place. 44Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are as hidden graves that people walk over unaware.

45Then a teacher of the law spoke up and said; Master, in saying this You offend us also. 46Jesus replied to him; Woe to you also, teachers of the law, for you lay upon men heavy burdens and you yourselves will not have any part of the burdens you so freely give out. 47Woe to you! For you maintain and repair the graves of the prophets whom your fathers killed. 48Thus you bear witness that you approve of the deeds of your fathers, for they have killed them and you maintain their tombs. 49This accounts for the wisdom of God, saying; I will send prophets and apostles, to the people and some of them, they will kill and others they will persecute, 50Therefore the blood of all the prophets that was shed, shall be required of this generation. 51Yes, all the blood shed from the blood of Abel to the blood of the last prophet shall be required of this generation. 52Woe to you, teachers of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge, not obtaining it yourselves and hindering anyone who was seeking it to enter in.

53As He spoke these things, the teachers of the law and the Pharisees became enraged, attempting to provoke Him to speak of many things. 54Seeking to catch Him in something that He might say so that they might trap Him in His own words.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 12

1While He was speaking, a vast number of people were gathering, so much so that they were crushing each other. Jesus then begin to say to His disciples; Beware of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, their deception is as yeast as it gradually rises. 2For there is nothing hidden or disguised that shall not be revealed. 3Whatever has been spoken in the darkness and in secret shall be made known in the light and proclaimed from the housetops. 4Friends, I tell you, do not be afraid of them who can only kill the body. 5But rather fear Him who has the power after the body is dead to cast the soul into hell, Yes, I tell you to fear Him. 6Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies and yet not one of them is forgotten before God. 7Even the very hairs on your head are numbered, so fear not, know that you are of far greater value than many sparrows. 8I also say to you, that whoever confesses Me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God. 9But he that denies Me before men, I shall also deny him before the angels of God. 10Whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but he who speaks evil against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven him. 11Now when they charge you and bring you before the rulers and authorities in the synagogues, do not be anxious about your reply in defense. 12For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour, what you should say.

13Just then, a person from the crowd spoke and said; Master, speak to my brother and order him to divide the inheritance with me. 14But Jesus replied; Man, who has made Me judge or arbitrator over you? 15He then said to the people; Guard your hearts and stay free from covetousness; For a man's life is not defined by the abundance of things that he possesses.

16He then spoke a parable to them; A certain rich man reaped a bountiful harvest. 17Debating within himself what he should do, for he had no where to store the harvest. 18So he decided to tear down his old barns and build bigger barns, so to have room to store all his goods. 19And he then planned to say to his soul, I have much stored up for many years, I can now relax, eat, drink and be merry. 20But God has said to him, you fool! This very night your soul will be required of you. Then all that you have prepared for yourself, whose will that be? 21So also is he that lays up treasure for himself, he is not rich towards God.

22Therefore I say to you do not be not anxious and troubled with care and concerns for your life, as to what you will eat or wear. 23Life is more than food and the body is more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens they neither sow nor reap nor have storehouses and God provides for them. You are of much greater value than the birds of the air. 25Can any of you through your worries add anything to his life or increase the days of his life? 26If you then are not able to do the smallest and least things, why are you troubled about the rest? 27Consider the lilies of the field how they grow, they neither toil nor do they strive, yet not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like on of these. 28If God so clothed the flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow will He not much more clothe you. Oh you of little faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God).

29Do not be worried of what you will eat or what you will drink, do not entertain anxious thoughts. 30For all the unbelieving nations of the world seek after these things and your Father knows that you need them too. 31But rather seek the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you. 32Have no fear, for it is your Fathers good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell what you have and give alms to the poor, make for yourself treasure in heaven that will not fail you, where it is not stolen by thefts nor consumed by rust. 34For where your treasure is, there is where your heart will be also. 35Keep alert, 36as men waiting for their Lord, so when He returns and knocks, you may immediately go out to Him. 37Blessed and fortunate are they that the Lord shall find watching, for He shall serve them a feast. 38These servants shall be blessed whatever time their master comes. 39But know this, that if the owner of the house had known the hour the thief would have come, he would have been prepared and his house would not have been broken into. 40Therefore, you be ready also, for the Son of Man will come at an hour when you think not.

41Peter then asked Jesus, if He spoke this just to His disciples or to everyone? 42And the Lord replied; Whomever is the good and faithful steward, who the Lord shall make ruler over His household. 43Blessed is that servant that His Master finds doing so when He arrives. 44Truly I tell you that the Lord will make him ruler over all that He has. 45But, the servant that says in his heart, the Master is delayed in his coming and begins to abuse his servants, eating and making marry. 46The master of that servant will come when not expected and will cut him off and assign his lot with the unbelievers. 47The servant that is aware of his lord's will and does not strive to archive his masters will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48Yet the unfruitful servant who is not aware of the masters will, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to him who is given much, much will be required. Likewise, to whom men entrust much to, much will be demanded of them.

49I have come to cast fire on the earth and how I wish it were already aflame. 50For I have a baptism and how I desire it to be accomplished! 51For I have not come to bring peace upon the earth, but rather division. 52Henceforth, households shall be divided, one against the other. 53The father shall be against the son, daughter against the mother and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

54When you see a cloud rise out of the west, you know a rain shower is coming. 55Likewise as you see the south wind blow you know that heat is on its way. 56You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and conditions of the earth, Why is it that you do not discern God's times and seasons? 57Even within yourselves you do you not judge what is right? 58When you stand accused and are going with your adversary to the authorities, make every effort to agree with him. Lest he hands you over to the judge and the officers cast you into prison. 59I tell you the truth, you shall not be released until you have paid everything back in full.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 13

1Now, some of the people that were present told Jesus of certain Galileans that Pilate killed while they were worshiping. 2Jesus answered and said; Do you think, because they suffered such things, these Galileans were worst sinners than the rest? 3I tell you No, for except a man repents all, he shall likewise perish. 4Or do you think, they that fall under such a calamity are sinners above all men? 5No, I tell you, But, unless you repent you will also likewise perish.

6Likewise, Jesus spoke this parable; A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard and he came looking for fruit on it but found none. 7So he said to the caretaker of the vineyard, the last three years I have looked for fruit on this fig tree, but it bears none. Cut the tree down, for it is merely taking up ground. 8But the caretaker replied; Lord, leave it be this year while I cultivate around it and fertilize it. 9If it then bears fruit that is good, if not then we shall cut it down.

10Now Jesus was teaching on the Sabbath, in one of their synagogues. 11And there was a woman that was bowed over, with a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years. 12When Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her; Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. 13Laying His hands on her, she was immediately made straight and glorified God. 14At this, the ruler of the synagogue was filled with rage and indignation at what had taken place because it was the Sabbath. Speaking up he said to the people; There are six days in which men ought to work, therefore, come and be healed on those days but not on the Sabbath day. 15Jesus then spoke, saying; You hypocrite!, Do not each of you on the Sabbath loose your oxen or your donkey from its stall and lead him to drink? 16How much more is this woman, an Israelite, that Satan has bound for eighteen years, to be set free of this infirmity on the Sabbath day? 17When He had said this, all of His adversaries were put to shame. However, the people were rejoicing over all the glorious things that had been done by Him.

18Then Jesus said; What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it to? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed, that was planted and it grew to become a great tree. So that the wild birds of the air found shelter and nested in its branches.

20Again Jesus said; To what can the kingdom of God be compared to? 21It is like leaven, that was mixed into three measures of meal, until all was leavened.

22Then Jesus went through the cities and villages teaching, as He gradually moved towards Jerusalem. 23Then one asked Him; Lord, will only a few be saved unto salvation? Jesus replied to them that followed Him.

24Strive to enter in by the straight and narrow way, for many will seek to enter in but shall not be able to. 25Once the Master of the house has returned and shut the door, Even though you stand outside and knock begging to come in, the Master shall answer you and say; I do not know you. 26Then you will reply; We have dinned with You and listened to Your teachings. 27But He shall again say; I do not know you, depart from Me, you workers of iniquity. 28There shall then be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourself are cast out. 29The people shall come from the four corners of the earth and all shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30But, I tell you, some who are last shall be first and some first shall be last.

31On that same day, some of the Pharisees came to Him, saying; Get out of here, for Herod desires to kill You. 32But Jesus answered and said; Go and tell that fox, that I am busy casting out devils and healing and on the third day Shall be perfected. 33Nevertheless, I must continue with My work, for it cannot be that a Prophet should die outside of Jerusalem. 34Oh Jerusalem, you who have killed the prophets, how often I have longed to gather you together, as a hen does gather her chicks under her wing. But, you would not stand for it. 35Now your house is laid desolate. But, I say to you, you shall not see Me until you say, in your heart, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 14

1On the Sabbath day, Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to dine and He was being closely observed by them. 2Now there was a man there who had the dropsy. 3Seeing the man, Jesus then spoke to the teachers of the law and the Pharisees, saying; Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day? 4But they kept silent. Jesus then took the man, healed him and sent the man on his way. 5He then said to them; Who of you having a son or an ox, that falls into a well on the Sabbath day would not pull him out? 6And they were unable to reply against this.

7When Jesus had taken note of how the Pharisees and the guests had chosen rooms and were contending for places of honor, He spoke and told them this parable; 8When you are invited to a wedding feast, do not sit in the seat of honor, for perhaps a more distinguished guest than you has been invited. 9Least the host of the feast comes up to you and says, let this man have your place. Then with shame you will be led to the lowest seat. 10Rather when you are invited, take the lowest seat in the house. That when the host comes, he might say to you, friend take this seat which I have chosen for you. Then you will be honored by all in your presence. 11Whoever exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

12Jesus then said to the man who invited Him; When you make a feast do not call your friends, kinsmen or your rich neighbors, least they return the favor and pay you back. 13But rather invite the poor, the lame, the blind. 14And you shall be blessed, for they cannot repay you and you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

15One who sat at the table, then spoke and said; Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Jesus then spoke this parable;

16A man held a great supper and invited many. 17When the meal was ready, he sent his servant out to bid the guests in. 18But all the guests begin to make excuses. One said, I have bought some land and I must go and see it, please excuse me. 19Another said; I have bought five yoke of oxen I must go and test them, I ask that you excuse me. 20Another said; I have just married, therefore I cannot come. 21This greatly angered the master of the house and he told his servant to; Go out into the streets and bring in the poor, the lame and the blind. 22After this was done, there was yet still room for more. 23The Lord then told the servant to, go out and compel more to come in, that his house might be full. 24For I tell you, not one of those men who were originally invited shall taste of my supper.

25Now great multitudes of people were traveling with Jesus and He turned and said to them; 26If any man comes to Me and hates not his father, mother, wife, brothers, children and yes even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. 28For who of you when building a great building, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he can complete the job. 29Lest he starts the job and is unable to finish it and people begin to mock him. 30Saying, he has started work and is not able to finish it. 31Also, what king goes to war and does not consult with others, whether he be able to be victorious, having ten thousand men against twenty thousand men. 32Otherwise he should send ambassadors and strive for conditions of peace. 33Likewise, everyone who does not forsake all that he has, cannot be My disciple. 34Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how shall it then be used as a seasoning? 35It is useless and will be thrown out. He that has ears, let him hear and comprehend.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 15

1Then all the less notorious and sinners were coming to hear Jesus speak. 3But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law murmured at this, saying; this man receives and eats with sinners. 3Jesus then spoke this parable to them;

4If a man has a hundred sheep and he loses one of them. What one of you would not leave the ninety-nine and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5And when he finds it, he carries it home, rejoicing. 6Even to gather his friends when he gets home, so they can rejoice with him. 7Likewise so shall the joy be in heaven over one sinner that repents, than the ninety-nine righteous persons who have no need of repentance. 8Just as a woman having ten coins and losing one of them, searches for it until she finds it? 9And when she finds it, she rejoices with her friends and her neighbors, for she has found the coin that she lost. 10I tell you there is joy among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

11Jesus then said; A man had two sons. 12And the younger son requested of the father that he give him his portion of the inheritance, (this moment). So the father divided his estate among them. 13Not many days afterwards, the younger son gathered his portion together and departed for a far country. And there he wasted all the funds on loose and riotousness living. 14When he had spent all of his funds, hard times fell upon the land and he begin to be in want. 15He then secured employment and was sent into the fields to feed pigs. 16Even longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs ate, but the pods did not satisfy and no one gave him any food. 17Now as he came to his senses, he reasoned, my father's hired servants have more than enough to eat and here I am wasting away for want of food. 18So I will return to my father and confess that I have sinned against heaven and you. 19No longer, am I worthy to be called your son, make me as one of your hired servants.

20Now as the son was returning to his father and was still a far way off, the father saw him and with compassion ran to him and kissed him. 21The son then said; Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. 22But the father, called to a servant and said; bring out the best robe for him and put a ring on his finger. 23Prepare the best calf, for a feast and let us be merry. 24For my son was dead and now he is alive, he was lost and is now he is found, lets eat and be merry. 25But the older son was working in the field and as he came closer to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And asking one of the servants, what was going on? 27He was told that his brother had come safely home and that his father had a feast prepared for him. 28However the older brother was angry and refused to go in. Therefore, the father came out and begged him to come in. 29But the son answered and said to his father; These many years have I rightfully served you, never at any time have I transgressed your commandment and yet you have never put on a feast for me and my friends. 30But now your son has come home, having wasted your estate on harlots and you have put on a feast for him. 31The father replied, Son you are always with me and all that I have is yours. 32It is right that we should be merry, for your brother was dead and now he is alive again, he was lost and now he is found.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 16

1Jesus also told this parable to His disciples; The steward of a certain rich man was accused of embezzling his master's money. 2The master then called in the steward, told him to give an account and gave him notice, that he would no longer be his steward. 3The steward then reasoned to himself what he might do for he would soon be out of his livelihood, thinking to himself, I cannot dig and am ashamed to beg. 4This is what I will do so that I have a place to go when I am put out of my job. 5Then calling in each one of his lord's debtor's, he asked them how much they owed his master? 6Then instructing the man who owed one hundred measures of oil, to write down fifty and he marked the bill, paid in full. 7Likewise, the man that owed one hundred measures of wheat, to write down eighty and he marked the bill, paid in full. 8When the master of the estate found out about this, he commended the unjust steward, for acting shrewdly. For the children of the world are wiser than the children of the light. 9Thus, I say, make friends for yourself using the riches of unrighteous money, so that when all fails, those you have favored might welcome you into their earthy habitations. 10He that is faithful in what is least is also faithful in much and he who is unjust in what is least is also unjust in much. 11Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you with true riches? 12For if you have not been faithful with that which belongs to God or man, who then would give you your own true riches? 13No one can serve two masters, he will either hate the one and love the other. being loyal to the one while despising the other. You cannot serve God and worldly wealth.

14Now the Pharisees who were covetous and lovers of money, when they heard these things, they ridiculed and scoffed at Him. 15But Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them; You justify yourself before men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16The time of the law and the prophets were until John the Baptist and after that the kingdom of God is now preached and every man strives to press into it by use of his own means rather than God's ways. 17Yet it is simpler for heaven and earth to pass away than for the smallest letter of the law to pass away.

18Whoever puts away his wife and marries another commits adultery and whoever marries her also commits adultery.

19There was a rich man that clothed himself in purple and fine linens and feast daily. 20Now there was also a beggar named Lazarus that laid at the gate of the rich mans estate. 21Lazarus desired to be fed with the crumbs from the rich mans table, yet only the dogs came and lick his sores. 22At last the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. Also, the rich man died and was buried. 23In torment and now in hell, the rich man could see Lazarus afar off in Abraham's bosom. 24The rich man then cried out and said; Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham replied; Son, you received your comforts and your treasures on earth, but Lazarus, in like measure received discomforts and distress, now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26Besides that there is a great chasm between us that cannot be crossed by either of us. 27He then begged Abraham to send Lazarus to my father's home. 28For I have five brothers, that Lazarus may testify to them, least they also come to this place of torment. 29But Abraham replied back to him; They have the wittings of Moses and the prophets, let them hear and believe them. 30But again the man said; No, father Abraham, but if one came back from the dead, they would believe and repent. 31But Abraham replied; if they will not hear Moses and the prophets, nether would they believe if one came back from the dead.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 17

1Then Jesus said to His disciples; The offence will come, but woe to him who brings it. 2It would be better for that man if he was drowned in the sea, then to offend one of these little ones. 3Be alert, if your brother sins against you rebuke him and if he then repents, forgive him. 4Even if he sins against you seven times in a day and each time saying; I repent, you shall still forgive him.

5Then the apostles replied to the Lord; Lord increase our faith, (conviction and belief in God). 6And Jesus replied to them; If you have faith and belief in God, as small as a mustard seed. You could say to this tree, be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea and it would obey you. 7And who of you having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, when he comes in would immediately say to him, come, eat and rest at my table? 8Would he not say, first prepare my supper and serve me, then afterwards you may eat and drink? 9Nor does he thank that servant for doing the things that were commanded of him. 10So is it with you, when you have done all that was commanded of you, say to yourself, we are unworthy servants for we have done merely what was asked of us.

11As Jesus traveled on to Jerusalem, He passed through Samaria and Galilee. 12While He was there ten lepers came to Him, standing afar off, (for they were customarily unclean). 13And they cried out to the Lord, saying; Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14When Jesus saw them, He said to them; Go show yourselves to the priests, and as they went, they were healed. 15One of them when he saw that he had been healed, turned back and with a loud voice he gave praise to God. 16And the man fell down at Jesus' feet, gave thanks and showed much gratitude and the man was a Samaritan. 17Jesus then spoke and said; Were not all ten cleansed, where are the other nine? 18Were no others found but this one non-Israelite, to give glory to God?. 19Then Jesus said to the man; Get up and go your way, your faith and belief in God has made you well.

20Being questioned harshly by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God would come. Jesus answered; The kingdom of God comes without observation. 21Nether shall any man say, it is here or it is there, for the kingdom of God is within you. 22Then He turned to His disciples and said; The day will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man and you shall not see Him. 23Various folks will then say to you, go here or go there, but do not follow them. 24Just as a bolt of lighting can be seen in the sky from one end to the other, so will the Son of Man be in His day. 25But, first He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation.

26Just as it was in the days of Noah so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27For in those days they were eating, drinking and being given in marriage, until the day when the flood came and destroyed them all. 28Likewise, as it also was in the days of Lot, they ate and drank, bought and sold, planted and built. 29However the day Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone and destroyed them all. 30So also shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31In that day, wherever you may be, do not turn back for your belongings. 32Remember Lot's wife, Genesis 19:32. 33Therefore, whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it and whoever shall lose his life shall save it. 34I tell you, in that night, there shall be two men under the same roof; one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35Two women shall be grinding wheat together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37The disciples then asked Him where would this be? And Jesus replied; Wherever the dead body is, there the vultures will gather also.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 18

1Then Jesus spoke a parable emphasizing the fact that men should always pray and not lose heart. 2And He said; There was a certain judge that had no fear of God neither did he respect man. 3Now a widow came to him asking for justice against her adversary. 4Now the judge at first did not grant her request. But, after awhile, the judge said to himself; Even though I do not fear God nor regard man. 5This widow woman troubles me by her continual coming to me. I will avenge her least she weary me.

6Then the Lord said; take example of what the unjust judge had to say. 7Just as the unjust judge avenged the widow woman. Shall God not also avenge his elect. that cry out to Him both day and night, though He has been long-suffering over them? 8I say to you, He will avenge them in a hurry. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find this faith and belief in God on the earth?

9He then spoke this parable, to those who viewed themselves as righteous above others. 10Two men went up to a temple to pray, one a Pharisees and the other a publican. 11The Pharisees stood and prayed within himself saying; God, I thank you that I am not as other men, extortioners, adulterers, unjust, even as this publican is. 12I fast twice a week and tithe on all I possess. 13But the publican stood far off and would not even lift his eyes up towards heaven. But, rather beat his breasts saying; God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you, the publican left being justified, rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he that humbles himself will be exalted.

15People were also bringing infants to Jesus that He might touch them. But, when His disciples saw this, they begin to rebuke the adults for bringing them. 16But Jesus called them to Him, saying; Allow the little children to come to Me, for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Truly I tell you, that whosoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.

18Then a certain ruler asked Him; Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 19So Jesus replied to him; Why do you call Me good, there is none good but God! 20You know the commandments, do not commit adultery(7), Do not kill(6), Do not steal(8), Do not bear false witness(9), Honor your father and mother(5), (NOTE: commandments 1-4 & 10 were not given, the commandments that were given can be kept by one's own works, see the ten commandments).

21The ruler replied; I have kept all these commandments from my youth. 22When Jesus heard this, He said to the man; There is yet one thing that you lack, sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor. Then you shall have treasure in heaven and come follow Me. 23But when the man heard this, he became very sorrowful for he was very rich. 24When Jesus saw that the man became depressed, He said; How very hard is it for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26Those who heard it, asked Him; who then can be saved? 27And Jesus replied; Things that are impossible with men are possible with God. 28Then Peter said to Him; We have left all to follow You. 29And Jesus replied; Truly, I tell you, there is not one who has left house, parents, brothers, wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God. 30That shall not receive much more in this life time and in the world to come life eternal.

31Jesus then said to the twelve. We are going up to Jerusalem and all that is written about the Son of Man shall be fulfilled there. 32He will be delivered up to the Gentiles and will be mocked, spitefully treated and spit on. 33They shall scourge Him and put Him to death, but on the third day, He shall rise again. 34But the disciples did not understand or comprehend what had been spoken, for this saying was hidden from them.

35Now as Jesus came into Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the side of the road begging. 36As the blind man heard the multitude of people passing by, he inquired as to what was happening? 37And being told that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38The blind man began to cry out; Jesus Son of David, have mercy on me! 39But the crowds that went before Jesus rebuked him telling him to be quiet, but he cried out all the more. 40Jesus then stood still and commanded the people that they bring the man to Him. And when the blind man had come near. Jesus asked him; 41What do you desire that I do for you? And the blind man answered; Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42Jesus then said to him; Receive your sight, your faith and belief in God has healed you. 43Immediately the man received his sight, glorifying God and he followed Jesus. And when all the people realized what had happened, they also praised God.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 19

1As Jesus pass through Jericho. 2Zacchaeus, the head tax collector and a very rich man, 3sought to see Jesus. But, because of the great crowds of people and his short stature Zacchaeus was not able to see Him. 4So he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree, for Jesus was due to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to that place, He looked up at him and said; Zacchaeus, quickly come down from that tree, for today I shall stay at your house. 6Zacchaeus then quickly came down and received Jesus with great joy. 7But when the people heard this, they all murmured, saying; He has gone to be a guest and lodge, with a sinful man. 8Zacchaeus then said to the Lord; I shall give half of my goods to the poor and if I have wronged any man, I will restore it to him four times the measure. 9Jesus then said to him; This day salvation has come to this house, because you are also a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which has been lost.

11As they heard these things, Jesus spoke another parable because He was close to Jerusalem and the people thought the kingdom of God would come immediately. 12A certain nobleman went to a far country to gain a kingdom for himself and afterwards to return to his own land. 13He called in ten of his servants and gave them each an amount of money, telling them to do business until his return. 14But the citizens of the land hated him and even sent an embassy after him, saying; We will not allow this man to reign over us. 15Now when the nobleman returned having received his kingdom. He called in the servants that he had given the money to, that he might know how much each man had gained by trading. 16The first servant came in and said, Sir, your money has increased ten-fold. 17And the nobleman said to him, well done good servant, because you have been faithful in little, I give you authority over ten cities. 18The next servant came in and said, Sir, your money has increased five-fold. 19And the nobleman likewise, said to the servant; you shall be over five cities. 20But another servant came in and said; Lord, here is your money you gave me, I kept it in a handkerchief. 21For I feared you, perceiving you as a stern and hard man, taking what is not yours and reaping where you have not sown. 22And the Lord said to him; From your own words shall I judge you. You wicked servant, you perceived me as a stern and hard man, taking what is not mine and reaping where I have not sown. 23Why then did you not at least put my money in a bank where I would have received interest upon my return? 24The nobleman then instructed those standing by that servant to take the money from him and give it to the servant who had the ten-fold increase. 25(They who were around him replied; Lord. but, he already has ten measures). 26But the Lord spoke, saying; Everyone that has, even more shall be given to him, but he that does not have, even that what he does have shall be taken away from him. 27Moreover my enemies, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me. 28Having said this, Jesus continued on His way up to Jerusalem.

29When Jesus had come into Bethphage and Bethany being at the Mount of Olives. He said to two of His disciples. 30Go into the village and you shall find a colt that no one has ever sat on or ridden before, untie it and bring it to Me. 31If you are asked why you are untiring the colt, reply; because the Lord has need of it. 32As the two disciples went, they found it, just as He had told them. 33Upon untiring the colt, the owner questioned them 34and they replied as Jesus had told them to. 35When they had brought the colt to Jesus, they cast their garments on the colt and Jesus sat on it. 36Now as Jesus went on into Jerusalem many of the people spread their garments on the road. 37And as He was descending the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of believers began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, because of all the mighty works, they had seen Him do. 38Saying; Blessed be the king that comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest, Psalm 118:26. 39When some of the Pharisees, that stood among the multitude, heard this. They said to Jesus, Teacher, rebuke your followers. 40But Jesus answered, saying; If these should remain silent, these very stones would cry out. 41Coming near to the Jerusalem, Jesus looked over the city and wept. 42Saying; If you only had known the things and the peace that belongs to you! But, now they are hidden from your eyes. 43The day shall now come upon you, when your enemies will build a rampart around you and surround you on every side. 44Leveling your city to the ground and destroying your children, because you have failed to recognize God's visitation.

45Then Jesus went into the temple and drove out the merchants who bought and sold goods in it. 46Saying to them; It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it into a den of thieves, Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11. 47Jesus then continued to teach daily in the temple. And all the while the chief priests and the religious officials sought to destroy Him. 48But they were not able to come up with a plan, for all the people were very attentive to Him.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 20

1One day when Jesus was teaching and preaching the gospel in the temple. The chief priests and the teachers of the law and the elders all confronted Him. 2Asking Him; By what authority do You do these things, or who gave You this authority? 3Jesus answered and said; I will ask you a question, if you answer Me, I will answer you. 4The baptism of John the Baptist, was it from heaven or of men? 5And they reasoned among themselves that if they say of heaven, He will ask us why we did not believe him. 6But if we say of men, all the people here may stone us for they all view John as a prophet. 7So they answered; we do not know. 8Likewise, Jesus answered; Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

9Jesus then spoke this parable to the people; A man planted a vineyard and let it out to hired hands, then he went into a far country for a long time. 10Now when the season had come, he sent a servant to the hired hands, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. But, the laborers beat him, sending him away empty handed. 11Again he sent another servant and they also beat him, treating him shamefully and sent him away empty handed. 12Again he sent a third servant, they wounded him and cast him out of the vineyard. 13Then the Lord of the vineyard, said; I will send my beloved son, perhaps they will respect him when they see him. 14But when the hired hands saw him, they reasoned among themselves saying; This is the heir, let us kill him and the inheritance shall be ours. 15So they killed him and cast him out of the vineyard. Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16He shall destroy those wicked men and let out the vineyard to others. When the people heard this, they said; God forbid. 17Jesus then looked at the people and said; What then is this that is written; The stone the builders have rejected, it has become the chief cornerstone, Psalm 118:22. 18Whoever shall fall upon this stone shall be broken, but whomever it falls upon, it shall grind him to power. 19The chief priests and the teachers of the law perceived that He had spoken this parable against them and they sought to lay hold of Him that very hour, but they did not do so because they feared the people.

The Pharisees attempt to test Jesus,   Matthew 22:19Mark 12:14.

20So they kept Him under watch, even sending forth spies, pretending to be righteous to entrap Him in His own words, so they might be able to accuse Him before the power and authority of the governor. 21And they asked Him; Teacher, we know that You speak and teach rightly, showing no partiality to any man, but truly teach the way of God only. 22Tell us, if it is lawful to pay taxes unto Caesar or not? 23But Jesus perceived their motives and said to them; Why do you test Me? 24Show Me a coin. Whose image and inscription is on it? And they answered; saying Caesar's. 25And He said to them; Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. 26Thus they could not catch Him or find an argument within His words, yet they marvel at the words and kept silent.

27Then came to Him a Sadducee, (a religious group that denies there is a resurrection), and they ask Him. 28Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if a man's brother dies, having a wife and no children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up children for his brother. 29Now there were seven brothers and the first one took a wife and died without having children. 30The second then took her as a wife and he also died childless. 31The third, down to the seventh all took her in turn for a wife and left no children when they died. 32Last of all the woman died. 33Now in the resurrection whose wife will she be since all seven had her for a wife? 34Jesus then answered; The children of this world marry and are given in marriage. 35But they whom are counted worthy to obtain that world through the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36Neither can they die again, for they are equal with the angels as children of God and children of the resurrection. 37Even Moses showed that the dead were raised, at the burning bush when he called out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 38For God is not a God of the dead but of the living.

39Then a teacher of the law spoke up and said, Teacher, You have answered well. 40And after that no one dared to ask Him any more questions. 41However, Jesus ask them a question; It is said that Christ is the Son of David. 42David himself, says in the book of Psalms; The LORD said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, 43until I make your enemies your footstool, Psalm 110:1 44David calls Him Lord, therefore, how can He be his Son?

45Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to all His disciples; 46Beware of the religious scholars who love to walk around in long robes, being greeted in the marketplace and taking seats of honor. 47Yet they exploit widows and cover it up with a show of their long prayers. They shall receive a greater judgment.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 21

1Jesus then looked up and saw the rich men putting their gifts and offerings into the collection plate. 2He also saw a poor widow putting in two pennies. 3And He said; I tell you truly, this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4For they have all given out of their abundance, but she gave out of her want, putting in all that she had.

5Then some of His disciples spoke of the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and consecrated with gifts. At hearing this Jesus said; 6As for these things that you see here, the day will come when not one stone shall be left upon another. 7Then they asked Him when these things would be and what would be the sign of the coming of these things?

8He said; Do not be deceived, for many shall come in My name saying, I am the Christ. For the time is quickly approaching, do not be drawn in by them. 9When you hear of wars and panic in the land do not be terrified, for these things must come to pass but the end is not yet come. 10Nation shall rise up against nation. 11There shall be great earthquakes, famines and sickness, fearful sights and even signs from the heavens. 12But before all of these things, they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you. Delivering you up to their holy places and prisons, bringing you before their officials, for My name sake. 13This shall be your time to testify. 14But resolve it now in your hearts, not to be pondering what you might say. 15For God will give you the words and the wisdom that even your adversaries shall not be able to refute. 16You shall be betrayed both by kinsfolk and friends and they shall put some of you to death. 17Yes, you shall be hated by all men, for My name sake. 18But not even one hair on your head shall perish. 19And through your patience and endurance, you shall win souls.

20When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the desolation is near. 21Then let the people of the city flee to the mountains and let no one enter into the city. 22For those are the days of vengeance, so that all that is written in the scriptures may be fulfilled. 23But woe to pregnant mothers and mothers with nursing children in those days, for the land shall suffer great distress and wrath shall be upon its people. 24For the people shall fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations. Jerusalem shall then be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled. 25There shall be signs in the heavens, (the sun, moon and stars), the nations shall be distressed, seeing great roaring waves of the sea. 26Men's hearts will fail them out of fear as they dwell on the further signs coming upon the earth for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27Then they shall see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to happen, look up and lift your heads, for your redemption draws near.

29Then He spoke to them a parable of a fig tree and all the trees; 30When you see the trees starting to bud, you know that summer is near. 31Likewise, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32Truly I tell you, this generation shall not pass away until all these things have been fulfilled. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will not pass away. 34But be on your guard, that your hearts are not weighted down with the burdens of the business and cares of this life, that this day may overtake you unexpectedly. 35For just as a snare it shall come upon all who dwell upon this earth. 36Therefore, watch and always pray, that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things and to stand before the Son of Man.

During the daytime Jesus taught in the temple, but the nights He spent on the Mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning, to hear Him teaching in the temple.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 22

1Now, it was becoming time for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, (which starts with the Passover Feast). 2And the chief priest and the teachers of the law were scheming on how they might kill Him for they feared the people. 3Right then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve. 4Judas then went and counseled with the priests and captains, to see how he might betray Jesus to them. 5This pleased the priests and in return they agreed to give Judas money. 6So Judas sought opportunity to betray Jesus to them, while in the absence of the multitude.

7Then came the start of the days of unleavened bread, when the Passover lamb is to be killed. 8And Jesus said to Peter and John; Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we might partake of it. 9When they asked where they should prepare it, 10Jesus told them; When you enter into the city, a man will be there carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house that he enters. 11And say to the owner of the house. The Teacher, wishes to know where is your guest chamber where He and His twelve disciples may eat the Passover? 12He shall then show you a large upper room, there you shall prepare the Passover. 13They found it just as Jesus said and prepared the Passover.

14When the time had come, He and the twelve apostles sat down. 15Then Jesus said; It is My earnest desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you that I will not eat of it again until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17He then took the cup, gave thanks and said; Take this and distribute it among yourselves. 18I tell you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God has come.

19Then He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying; This is My body that is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me. 20Likewise, after supper He took the cup and said; This cup is the new covenant of My blood that is shed for you. 21But, behold the hand of My betrayer is with Me at this table. 22Truly the Son of Man will go as it has been determined, but woe to that man who betrays Him! 23And they then begin to question among themselves, which of them would do such a thing.

24Now there was also strife among them, as who is considered to be the greatest. 25But Jesus said to them; The kings of the nations exercise lordship over their people, to their own benefit. 26But it shall not be so among you, rather the converse shall be. He who is greatest among you shall be as the least and he who governs over you as the chief servant. 27For who does the world see as the greater, he that sits at the table or he that serves? Is it not he who sits at the table, but I am among you as One who serves. 28You are the ones whom have continued with Me throughout My trials. 29And I appoint to you a kingdom, as My Father has also appointed to Me. 30That you may eat and drink at My table in the kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31Then the Lord said; Peter, Satan desires to sift you as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, that your faith, (moral conviction and belief in God), shall not fail and when you have been tested and have turned back to Me, strengthen your brothers. 33But, Peter replied; Lord, I am ready to go with You, both into prison and even unto death. 34Jesus answered saying; Peter, this day, you will deny that you even know Me three times, before the cock crows.

35Then He said to them; When I sent you out before without money, bag or extra clothes, did you lack anything? And they all said; nothing did we lack. 36Then He said; This time when you go out, he that has money, let him take it and likewise, a bag. He who has no sword, have him buy one. 37For what has been written of Me must yet be accomplished in Me. And He was numbered with the transgressors, Isaiah 53:12, for the things concerning Me do have an end. 38And they said to Him, Lord, we have here two swords and Jesus replied; That is enough.

39As Jesus was accustomed to, He went to the Mount of Olives and His disciples followed Him there. 40As He came to a certain place He said to them; Pray that you do not enter into temptation. 41Then He withdrew from them, about a stone's throw away and knelt down to pray. 42Saying; Father, if You are willing take this cup from Me, yet not My will but Your's be done. 43And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, to strengthen Him. 44Being in agony, He prayed all the more earnestly and His sweat became as great drops of blood falling to the ground. 45When Jesus arose from prayer, He went back to His disciples and found them sleeping due to sorrow. 46And He said to them; Why do you sleep? Rise up and pray, least you enter into temptation.

47Now while Jesus was still speaking, Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve came leading a multitude of people and when he came up to Jesus, he kissed Him. 48And Jesus said to Judas; Are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss? 49Now when those who were with Him, realized what was happening, they asked Jesus, if they should fight with the sword? 50And one of them, (Peter, John 18:10), struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51But Jesus answered them and said; Permit even this to be and He touched the ear and healed him. 52Jesus then spoke to the chief priests and the elders that had come out against Him, saying; Have you come out against Me as a thief with swords and clubs? 53Daily I was with you in the temple and you did not attempt to seize Me, but this is now your hour and the power of darkness.

54Having arrested Him, they led Jesus away to the place of the high priest, while Peter followed them at a distance. 55Peter even followed them into the courtyard of the high priest and sat down with the servants there, warming themselves by the fire. 56Now one of the maidservants looked intensely at Peter and said; This man was also with Him. 57But Peter denied it, saying; woman, I do not know Him. 58After a short while, another saw Peter and said; you are also one of them. But, Peter denied it, saying; No I am not! 59About one hour later, another, confidently affirmed to all, saying; truly, this man was also with Him, for he is a Galilean. 60Peter then said; man, I do not know what you are talking about and as Peter was speaking the cock crowed. 61At that very moment, the Lord looked at him and Peter remembered the words of Jesus, of how he who deny Him three times before the cock crowed. 62And Peter then went outside and wept bitterly.

63Then the men that held Jesus, mocked and beat Him. 64Blindfolded Him, striking Him and saying; prophesy to us, who just hit You? 65While also speaking many other blasphemously things against Him.

66As soon as it was daybreak, all their religious officials came together and led Him to their council, saying; 67Tell us, if you are the Christ? But, Jesus replied to them; If I tell you, you would not believe Me. 68And if I ask you, you will not answer Me, nor let Me go. 69But from this time on, shall the Son of Man be seated at the right hand of the power of God. 70They then asked Him; are You the Son of God? And Jesus replied; You rightly have said it, because I AM. 71Upon hearing this, they said; what further evidence do we need, we have all heard it for ourselves.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 23
Jesus Christ delivered over to Pontius Pilate,   Matthew 27:1Mark 15:1John 18:28.

1The entire assembly arose and led Jesus to Pilate, (the Roman procurator of Judea). 2There they begin to accuse Him, telling Pilate, we found this fellow misleading and perverting the nation, forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and proclaiming Himself as Christ a King. 3Pilate then asked Jesus if He was the King of the Jews? And Jesus replied; It is as you said. 4Then, turning to the chief priests and the people, Pilate said; I find no fault in this Man. 5But they became all the more riled up, saying; By His teachings He stirs up the people throughout all of Judea, reaching from Galilee even to this place. 6When Pilate heard them mention Galilee, he asked if Jesus was a Galilean? 7And as soon as he found out, Pilate sent Him to Herod, for Galilee was Herod's jurisdiction. Now at that time Herod happened to be in Jerusalem.

8When Herod saw Jesus he was glad, for he had heard much about the Man and desired to have Him perform a miracle in his sight. 9Even though Herod questioned Jesus at length, Jesus answered him nothing. 10All the while the chief priests and the teachers of the law were vehemently accusing Him. 11Then Herod and his guardsmen despised and mocked Jesus, they dressed Him in gorgeous apparel and sent Him back to Pilate. 12That very day Pilate and Herod became friends, for before that time there had been hostility between them.

13When Pilate had called together the chief priests and the rulers of the people, 14Pilate said to them; you have brought this Man to me as One who misleads the people and after examining Him, I find no fault in Him of what you have accused Him of. 15Nor has Herod found anything in Him worthy of death. 16Therefore I will severely warn Him and release Him. 17As is the tradition before the feast days, that a prisoner must be released. 18But they all cried out at the same time, saying; Away with this Man and release to us Barabbas. 19(Now Barabbas had been put into prison for instigating a riot and for murder). 20Pilate was wishing to release Jesus, so he spoke again to them. 21But this time they shouted back, crucify Him! 22A third time Pilate asked them; Why, what evil has this Man done, I find no cause for death in Him, I will chastise Him and let Him go. 23But they were indignant and shouted back, He must be crucified! And the voices of the chief priests and the people prevailed. 24Pilate then sentenced Jesus as the people demanded. 25And he released the rebellious murder Barabbas to the people, but he delivered Jesus over to their will.

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ,   Matthew 27:26Mark 15:15John 19:17.

26As they led Jesus up the hill to be crucified, they made a bystander, (Simon of Cyrenian), carry His cross behind Him. 27And a great many people followed behind Him and women also mourned for Him. 28But Jesus turning to the people said; Daughters of Jerusalem, Weep not for Me, but for yourselves and your children. 29For the days are coming when they shall say, Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore. 30And they shall then desire the mountains to fall on them and the hills to conceal them. 31For if they do these things now to Me, what shall they do to you, when the Jewish nation is ripe for judgment?

32At that same time, there were two other criminals that were sentenced to death. 33As they approached the place called Calvary where they crucified Him, they also crucified one prisoner on the right side of Him and one on the left side of Him. 34Then Jesus said; Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Then they distributed His garments among them, by casting lots for them. 35As the people stood watching, the rulers ridiculed Him, saying; He saved others, let Him now save Himself, if He is the Christ the Chosen One of God. 36The soldiers also mocked Him and offered Him sour wine vinegar to drink. 37Also saying to Him; If you are the King of the Jews, save Yourself. 38And a sign was placed over Him, written in Greek, Latin and Hebrew and it read; THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39One of the criminals, that was crucified with Him, also blasphemed Him, saying; If you are the Christ, save Yourself and us with You. 40But the other criminal, on the other side of Him, answered and said; Do you not fear God, we are all under the same sentence? 41We are justly receiving our due punishment, but this Man has done nothing wrong. 42Then he said to Jesus; Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom. 43To which Jesus replied; Truly, I tell you, that today you shall be with Me in paradise.

44Now, from noon until about 3:00pm there was darkness over all the land. 45The sun was darkened and the veil in the temple, was torn in two. 46Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying; Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit. After having said this, He breathed out the Spirit. 47And when a centurion saw the way He died, he glorified God, saying; Surely, this was a righteous Man. 48Also the people who had gathered there, seeing the things that took place, beat their breasts with remorse and returned to their homes. 49While those who were known to Him and the women that followed from Galilee, stood far off.

50Now there was a good and just man named Joseph of Arimathea, a council leader. 51Who had not consented to the counsel of destroying Jesus, he was from a city of the Jews and waiting for the kingdom of God. 52Joseph went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53And taking the body off the cross, he wrapped it in linen and laid it in a stone tomb, where no man had been laid before. 54And that day was the preparation day for the coming Sabbath. 55Now the women, that had followed Jesus from Galilee, also followed Joseph to the tomb and observed the place where the body was laid. 56The women then returned, having prepared spices and ointments, however, they rested on the Sabbath day according to the commandment.

Gospel of Luke Chapter 24

1Early in the morning on the first day of the week, the women and the others with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices they had prepared. 2When they arrived, they found the stone had been rolled away. 3So they entered the tomb, but they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4As they were wondering what to make of this, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5Seeing this they were afraid and bowed their heads, but the men said to them; Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, for He has risen. Remember His Words when He spoke to you in Galilee. 7Saying; The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and the third day He will rise again. 8Then they remembered His Words. 9And leaving the tomb they returned and told these things to the eleven and to the rest who were there. 10The women who told these things to the apostles were, Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James and other women with them. 11However, the women's words spoken to the apostles seemed as folklore and the apostles did not believe them. 12But, Peter got up and ran to the tomb, to check out their story. As he arrived, He saw the linen cloth lying there and he departed, wondering at what had happened.

Two traveling to Emmaus.

13That same day, two of them were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven and a half miles from Jerusalem. 14And as they walked, they discussed all of these things that had happened. 15As they reasoned all these things, Jesus, Himself drew near to them and walked with them. 16But neither of them recognized Him, for their eyes were blinded to this. 17He then asked them; What are you discussing between yourself, for you seem saddened? 18Cleopas answered Him saying; Are you a stranger to Jerusalem, do you not know what has happened these last few days? 19And Jesus replied; What things? So they explained to Him the things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and in word before God and all the people. 20How the chief priest and rulers delivered Him over and condemned Him to death by crucifixion. 21For it was our hope that He would redeem Israel. And this day is the third day since all this had happened. 22And today, certain women within His following, arrived at the tomb early this morning and astonished us. 23For they did not find His body and they reported that they saw a vision of angels, telling them He was alive. 24Then certain men also went to the tomb and found it as the women had said.

25Then Jesus said to them; You fools and slow to comprehend all that the prophets have spoken. 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things, before entering into His glory. 27Then He expounded to them all the scriptures, beginning with Moses and the prophets, of the things concerning Him. 28As they were nearing the village, Jesus gave the appearance that He was traveling on further. 29But the two urged Him to stay with them, saying; The day is about spent, so He went into stay with them. 30As He sat to eat with them, He took bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to them. 31At that moment their eyes were opened for they knew Him and He vanished out of their sight. 32Then they discussed between themselves, saying; Did not our hearts burn within us, as He talked with us on the road and how He opened the scriptures to us? 33That same hour they arose and returned to Jerusalem, finding the eleven and those with them. 34Saying to them; the Lord is risen indeed and has appeared to Simon. 35And they told of how He talked to them on the road and how He was revealed to them in the breaking of bread.

36As they were speaking these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said; Peace be with you. 37But seeing this terrified them, for they supposed it was a spirit. 38He then said to them; Why are you so disturbed and why do such doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at My hands and My feet, it is I, touch Me. A spirit does not have flesh and bone, as I have. 40Even though He showed them His hands and feet, 41they still did not believe, for they were caught up in wonderment and joy. Then He asked them; Have you anything to eat? 42So they gave Him a piece of broiled fish. 43And He ate it before them.

44Then He said to them; These are the words that I spoke to you when I was with you, that all things must be fulfilled that are written in the scriptures concerning Me. 45And He opened their understanding that they might comprehend the scriptures. 46Then He said; It is written and it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day. 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name, among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And you, yourself are witnesses of these things. 49I send the promise of My Father on you. But, stay in Jerusalem, until you are filled with power from the Holy Spirit. 50Then He led them out, lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51While He was blessing them, He departed from them and was carried up into heaven. 52The disciples then worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53And they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.