Bible verses about "achievement" | MLV

John 16:33

33 I have spoken to you these things, in order that you may have peace in me. You have affliction in the world, but have courage; I have overcome the world.

Hebrews 11:1

1 Now faith is the essence of things hoped for, a conviction of matters not seen.

2 Timothy 3:16

16 All Scripture is God breathed and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for education which is in righteousness,

Ephesians 1:11

11 In him in whom, we were also made an inheritance, having been predetermined according to the purpose of the one who is working all things after the plan of his will.

2 Corinthians 5:7

7 (for we are walking through faith, not through sight).

Matthew 6:1-21:46

1 Take-heed not to do your charity before men, to be seen by them, otherwise you have no reward from your Father, the one in the heavens.
2 Therefore, whenever you are doing charity, do not sound a trumpet before you just-like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the lanes, that they may be glorified by men. Assuredly I am saying to you, They are having their reward. 3 But when you are doing charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charity may be in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will be repaying you openly.
5 And whenever you pray, do not be just-like the hypocrites, because they love to pray, standing in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may appear devout to men. Assuredly I am say to you, that they are having their reward. 6 But you, whenever you pray, enter into your storeroom, and when you have locked your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will be repaying you openly. 7 And while praying, do not be repetitious just-like the Gentile; for they think that they will be heard in their many words. 8 Therefore, do not be similar to them, for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask him. 9 Therefore pray thus: our Father, the one in the heavens, let your name be made holy. 10 Let your kingdom come. Let your will happen as in heaven, also upon the earth. 11 Give our needful bread to us today. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but rescue us from the evil one, because yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also be forgiving you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father be forgiving your trespasses.

16 Now whenever you fast, do not become just-like the hypocrites, with a gloomy face; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly I am saying to you, They are having their reward. 17 But as for you, when you are fasting, anoint your head and wash your face 18 that you do not appear to be fasting to men, but to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will be repaying you.
19 Do not store up treasures for you upon the earth, where moth and rust ingest, and where thieves burrow through your\'b0 wall and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust ingest, and where thieves do not burrow through or steal. 21 For where your treasure is, your heart will also be there.
22 The lamp of the body is the eye, because if your eye is clear, your whole body will be radiant. 23 But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be dark. Therefore, if the light which is in you is darkness, how much greater is the darkness!
24 No one is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and will love the other; or he will hold to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and {F} money.


25 Because of this, I am saying to you, Do not be anxious for your life, what you may eat and what you may drink; nor for what you may clothe your body with. Is not the life worth more-than the nourishment and the body worth more-than the clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the heaven, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father is nourishing them. Are you not carrying much more-value than them? 27 Now which one out of you is able to add one cubit upon his stature by being anxious? 28 And why are you anxious concerning clothing? Learn from the lilies of the field, somehow they are growing; they are not laboring, nor spinning. 29 Yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. 30 But if God so dresses-up the grass of the field, which is here today and the next-day is cast into the oven, will he not much more clothe you? You of small faith!
31 Therefore do\'b0 not be anxious, saying, What should we eat? or, What should we drink? or, What should we dress ourselves with? 32 For the Gentiles are seeking after all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you have needs of all these things. 33 But first seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 Therefore do not be anxious for the next-day; for the next-day will be anxious enough for the things of itself. Its evil is enough for the one day.

Matthew 7:1-21:46

1 Do not judge, in order that you might not be judged! 2 For in what judgment you judge, you will be judged and in what measure you measure, it will be measured to you. 3 And why are you looking at the speck, the one in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the beam in your own eye? 4 Or how will you say to your brother, Allow me, that I may cast out the speck from your eye, and behold, the beam in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see precisely to cast out the speck from your brother’s eye.
6 Do not give the holy thing s to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them down with their feet and having turned, they may rip at you.


7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will be finding; knock and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who is asking, receives; and the one who is seeking, finds; and to the one who is knocking, it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there out of you, who, if his son asks him for a loaf he will not give him a stone, will he? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a serpent, will he? 11 Therefore if you, being evil, know how to give good presents to your children, how much more will your Father, the one in the heavens, be giving good things to those who are asking him?


12 Therefore, all things, as many as you would wish that men should do for you, so do also to them; for this is the law and the prophets.


13 Enter in through the narrow gate, because wide is the gate and broad is the way, which leads to destruction and there are many who are entering through it. 14 Why is it? Narrow is the gate and pressed is the way, which is leading to life and few are those who are finding it.
15 But take-heed, stay away from false prophets, who are coming to you in sheep’s clothing, but inside are ravenous wolves. 16 You will fully know them from their fruits. They do not collect a grape-cluster from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Thus every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a rotten tree able to produce good fruit. 19 Every tree which is not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 20 Consequently, you will fully know them from their fruits. 21 Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but he who is practicing the will of my Father, the one in the heavens. 22 Many will be saying to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not: prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and practice many miracles in your name? 23 And then I will confess to them, I never knew you. Depart from me, you who are working lawlessness.


24 Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and practices them, he will be similar to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock; 25 and the rain came down and the rivers came up and the winds blew and fell down upon that house, and it did not fall; for it had been founded upon the rock. 26 And everyone hearing these words of mine and who is not doing them, will be similar to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; 27 and the rain came down and the rivers came up and the winds blew and hit that house and it fell and great was its fall.
28 And it happened, when Jesus had completed with these words, the crowds were being astounded at his teaching; 29 for he was teaching them like one having authority and not like the scribes.


Matthew 8:1-21:46

1 Now he came down from the mountain; large crowds followed him.


2 And behold, a leper came to him, was worshiping him, saying, Lord, if you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.
3 And Jesus, having stretched out his hand, touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus says to him, See that you speak to no one, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
5 Now when Jesus entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, pleading with him, 6 and saying, Lord, my young-servant, a paralytic, has been put in the house, terribly tormented.
7 And Jesus says to him, I will come and will heal him.
8 And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not sufficient that you should come under my roof, but only speak by word and my young-servant will be healed. 9 For I am a man also under authority, having soldiers under me and I say to this one, Travel on and he travels on, and to another, Come and he comes, and to my bondservant, Do this and he does it.
10 Now when Jesus heard it, he marveled and said to those who followed, Assuredly I am saying to you, I have not found so-great a faith, not even in Israel. 11 But I am saying to you, that many will be coming from the east and the west, and will be reclining with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens; 12 but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness–the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there. 13 Now Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as you have believed, let it happen for you. And his young-servant was healed in that hour.


14 And when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, he saw that his mother-in-law had been put in bed and fevered. 15 And he touched her hand and the fever left her, and she arose and was serving him. 16 Now when it became evening, they brought to him many demon-possessed and he cast out the spirits by word and healed all who were ill; 17 that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ‘He himself took our weaknesses and bears our diseases.’
18 Now when Jesus saw large crowds around him, he gave commands to go away beyond-that area. 19 And one scribe came to him, and said, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.
20 And Jesus says to him, The foxes have burrows and the birds of the heaven have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere he may bow his head.
21 Now a different one of his disciples said to him, Lord, permit me first to go away and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
23 And having stepped into the ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, a great squall happened in the sea, so-that the ship was hidden by the waves, but he was sleeping. 25 And the disciples came to him and aroused him, saying, Save us Lord! We are perishing!
26 And he says to them, Why are you cowardly? You of small faith! Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there became a great calm.
27 Now the men marveled, saying, What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea are obeying him?

28 And he came to the area beyond-that into the region of the Gergesenes, two demon-possessed men met him, coming forth out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so-that not anyone was strong-enough to pass through that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What is this thing with us and with you, Jesus, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time? 30 Now a herd of many swine was being fed from afar, away from them. 31 And the demons were pleading with him, saying, If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And he said to them, Go away! Now they came out and went into the herd of swine and behold, all the herd of swine rushed down the cliff into the sea and died in the waters. 33 Now those who are feeding them fled and went away into the city and reported all things and what had happened to those who were demon-possessed. 34 And behold, all the city came out for a meeting with Jesus and when they saw him, they pleaded with him that he should proceed from their borders.

Matthew 9:1-21:46

1 And he stepped into the ship and ferried over and came into his own city.


2 And behold, they were bringing a paralytic to him, having been put upon a cot, and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Child, have courage; your sins have been forgiven to you.
3 And behold, some of the scribes said among themselves, This one is blaspheming.
4 And Jesus, having seen their contemplations said, Why are you contemplating evil in your hearts? 5 For what is easier, to say, Your sins have been forgiven; or to say, Arise and walk? 6 But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins (then he says to the paralytic), While you are arising, lift up your cot and go away to your house. 7 And having arisen, he went away to his house. 8 Now when the crowds saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


9 And passing by from there, Jesus saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at a tax-office and he says to him, Follow me. And he stood up and followed him.


10 And it happened, while he was reclining at a meal in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and reclined together with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why is your teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?
12 But Jesus having heard it, said to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are ill. 13 Now when you travel on, learn what is meant by, ‘I will to have mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
14 Then the disciples of John come near to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?
15 And Jesus said to them, The sons of the bridal-party are not able to mourn, inasmuch as the bridegroom is with them, are they? But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them and then they will be fasting. 16 But no one puts a patch of unshrunk fabric upon an old garment; for its fullness shrinks and lifts away from the garment and a worse split happens. 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst and the wine is poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed, but they put new wine into new wineskins and both are protected together.


18 While speaking these things to them, behold, one ruler came to him and was worshiping him, saying, My daughter is just now dead, but come and lay your hand upon her and she will live. 19 And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him.
20 And behold, a woman, having had a flow of blood for twelve years, came behind him and touched the hem of his garment; 21 for she was saying to herself, ‘If only I touch his garment; I will be cured.
22 Now Jesus having turned, saw her, and said, Daughter, have courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was cured from that hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house and saw the flute-players and the crowd being in an uproar, 24 he says to them, Depart; for the girl is not dead, but is sleeping. And they were laughing at him. 25 But when the crowd was cast out, having entered, he took-hold of her hand, and the girl arose. 26 And this fame went forth into that whole land.


27 And Jesus passing by from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, Show-mercy to us, son of David.
28 Now he came into the house, the blind men came to him and Jesus says to them, You believe that I am able to do this?
They say to him, Yes, Lord.
29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, Let it happen for you according to your faith. 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus scolded them, saying, See that you\'b0 let no one know it. 31 But they went forth and broadcasted about him in that whole land.
32 Now when they are going forth, behold, they brought a demon-possessed mute man to him. 33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke and the crowds marveled, saying, This was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees were saying, He is casting out demons by the ruler of the demons.


35 And Jesus was going around all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good-news of the kingdom and healing all kinds of disease and all kinds of illness among the people. 36 But when he saw the crowds, he had compassion concerning them, because they were fainting in spirit and were being tossed about, like sheep not having a shepherd. 37 Then he says to his disciples, The harvest is indeed large, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech from the Lord of the harvest, that he should put out workers into his harvest.

Matthew 10:1-21:46

1 And having called his twelve disciples, he gave to them authority over unclean spirits, so-that they are able to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of illness.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first is Simon, who is called Peter and Andrew his brother; James and John his brother, the sons of Zebedee; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus and Lebbaeus who was surnamed Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite
and Judas the Iscariot, who gave him up to the Jews.
5 Jesus sent forth these twelve apostles and commanded them, saying, Do not go into any road of the Gentiles and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans; 6 but travel rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 Now while you are traveling, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near. 8 Heal the sick; cleanse the lepers; cast out demons; freely you received, freely you give. 9 Do not procure gold, nor silver, nor brass coins for your money belts; 10 no knapsack for your\'b0 journey, neither two tunics nor shoes nor staffs; for the worker is worthy of his nourishment. 11 Now into whatever city or village you enter, probe out who is worthy in it, and abide there until you should go. 12 Now while entering into the house, greet it. 13 And if indeed the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever did not accept you, nor heard your words, when you go forth from that house or that city, shake-off the dust from your feet. 15 Assuredly I am saying to you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I am sending you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore, become prudent like serpents and harmless like doves. 17 But take-heed, stay away from men; for they will be giving you up to councils, and they will be scourging you in their synagogues; 18 and you will also be led in front of governors and kings because of me, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But whenever they give you up, do not be anxious how or what you should speak; for it will be given to you in that hour what you will be speaking. 20 For it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 Now brother will be giving up brother to death and the father his child and children will be standing up against parents and will be slaying them. 22 And you will be hated by all men because of my name. But he who has endured to the end, this one will be saved. 23 But whenever they persecute you in this city, flee into another; for assuredly I am saying to you, You may never complete the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man should come.
24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a bondservant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he should become like his teacher and the bondservant like his lord. If they have called the householder Beelzebub, how much more the kinfolk! 26 Therefore do not fear them; for there is nothing hidden, which will not be revealed, and nothing secret, which will not be known. 27 What I am speaking to you in the darkness, speak in the light, and what you hear in your\'b0 ear, preach upon the housetops. 28 And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are two sparrows not sold for a copper coin? And not one out of them will be falling to the earth without your Father knowing it; 30 but even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Therefore do not fear, because you are carrying more-value than many sparrows. 32 Therefore, everyone who will confess to be in me before men, I will also confess to be in him before my Father, who is in the heavens. 33 But whoever denies me before men, I will also be denying him before my Father who is in the heavens.
34 Do not suppose that I came to cast peace upon the earth; I did not come to cast peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to pit man against his father and the daughter against her mother and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and, ‘A man’s enemies will be his own kinfolk.’ 37 He who loves his father or mother above me is not worthy of me, and he who loves his son or daughter above me is not worthy of me. 38 Now he who is not taking up his cross and following after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He who has found his life will be losing it, and he who has lost his life because of me will be finding it.
40 He who accepts you, accepts me; and he who receives me, receives the one who sent me. 41 He who accepts a prophet in the name of a prophet, will be receiving a prophet’s reward, and he who accepts a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, will be receiving a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to drink to one of these little ones, in the name of a disciple, assuredly I am saying to you, He may never lose his reward.

Matthew 11:1-21:46

1 And it happened when Jesus had completed commanding his twelve disciples, he proceeded from there to teach and to preach in their cities.


2 Now when John heard the works of the Christ while in prison, he sent two of his disciples 3 and said to him, Are you the one who is coming, or should we expect a different one?
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, When you travel back, report to John what you hear and see: 5 the blind recover their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have the good-news proclaimed to them. 6 And whoever is not offended at me is fortunate.
7 Now while these disciples are traveling on, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What did you come out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man who has been dressed-up in soft garments? Behold, those who are wearing soft garments are in royal houses. 9 But why did you go out? To see a prophet? I say to you, Yes, and one who is more-than a prophet. 10 For this is he, concerning whom it has been written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will be preparing your way before you.’ 11 Assuredly I am saying to you, A greater man has not arisen among those born from women than John the Immerser. But he who is least in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he. 12 But from the days of John the Immerser until now the kingdom of the heavens suffers-violently and the violent ones seize it. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to accept it, he himself is Elijah, who is the one about to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But to what shall be similar to this generation? It is similar to children sitting in the marketplaces and shouting to their comrades 17 and saying, We piped to you and you did not dance. We mourned for you and yet you did not grieve for yourselves. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking and they say, He has a demon. 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they say, Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom was made righteous from her children.
20 Then he began to reproach the cities in which most of his miracles had happened, because they did not repent. 21 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles had happened in Tyre and Sidon which have happened in you, they would have repented long-ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 However I say to you, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, who has been exalted to heaven, you will be stepping down to Hades, because if the miracles had happened in Sodom which have happened in you, it would have remained till today. 24 However I say to you, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
25 Jesus answered and said at that time, I profess you, O Father, Lord of heaven and the earth, that you hid these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants. 26 Yes, Father, because thus it became a delight before you. 27 All things have been given to me by my Father and no one fully knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father fully, except the Son and he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him. \ulnone\nosupersub 28 Come-here to me, all you who labor and have been loaded down, and I will be giving-rest to you. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart and you will be finding rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my load is light.


Matthew 12:1-21:46

1 Jesus traveled on the Sabbath day through the grain-fields at that time, and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck the tops and to eat them. 2 But the Pharisees, having seen it, said to him, Behold, your disciples are doing what is not legal to practice upon the Sabbath.
3 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when he himself was hungry and those with him; 4 how he entered into the house of God and ate the showbread, which was not legal for him to eat, nor those with him, unlawful except for the priests only? 5 Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and yet are crimeless? 6 But I saying to you, that a greater thing than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what is meant by this, ‘I will to have mercy and not sacrifice,’ You would not have sentenced the crimeless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.


9 And having proceeded from there, he went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a dried up hand. And they asked him, in order that they might accuse him, saying, Is it legal to heal on the Sabbath day?
11 But he said to them, What man shall there be out of you, who shall have one sheep and if this one falls into a ditch on the Sabbath day, shall he not take-hold of it and lift it up? 12 Therefore how much more-value does a man carry than a sheep? So-then is it legal to do good on the Sabbath day?
13 Then he says to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and it was restored as healthy as the other. 14 But the Pharisees having gone out, took counsel against him, that they should destroy him.


15 But Jesus having known it, departed from there and large crowds followed him, and he healed them all, 16 and rebuked them, in order that they should not make him apparent; 17 that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, 18 ‘Behold, my young-servant whom I selected. My beloved in whom my soul is delighted. I will be placing my Spirit upon him and he will be proclaiming judgment to the Gentiles.’ 19 ‘He will not have selfish ambition, nor will he cry-out; nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets. 20 He will not fracture a bruised reed and he will not quench a smoking wick, until he should cast out the judgment to victory. 21 And the Gentiles will hope in his name.’
22 Then a demon-possessed man was brought to him, blind and mute and he healed him, so-that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the crowds were astonished and were saying, This is not the son of David, is it?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This one is not casting out demons, except in Beelzebub the ruler of the demons.
25 But Jesus knowing their contemplations said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 And if the Adversary casts out the Adversary, he is divided against himself. Therefore how will his kingdom stand? 27 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, in whom do your sons cast them out? They will be your judges because of this. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God; consequently, the kingdom of God has arrive-unexpectedly upon you. 29 Or how is anyone able to enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, if he does not first bind the strong man? And then he will be plundering his house. 30 He who is not with me is against me and he who is not gathering with me scatters. 31 Because of this, I am saying to you, Every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit will not be forgiven to men. 32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, not in the age which is now, nor in the future one. 33 Either make*\'b0 the tree good and its fruit good; or make*\'b0 the tree rotten and its fruit rotten; for the tree is known from its fruit. 34 Offspring of vipers! How are you, being evil, able to speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth is speaking. 35 The good man out of his good treasure is casting out good things and the evil man out of his evil treasure is casting out evil things. 36 But I am saying to you, that every idle declaration, whatever men speak, they will be giving an account in the day of judgment concerning it. 37 For you will be made righteous from your words and you will be sentenced from your words.


38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.
39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign, and a sign will not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just-as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea-creature; so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of the Ninevites will be standing up with this generation in the judgment and will be condemning it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, more-than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south will be arisen with this generation in the judgment and will be condemning it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, more-than Solomon is here.
43 But the unclean spirit, whenever it has gone out of the man, goes through waterless places, seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, I will return into my house from where I came out, and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied, having been swept and adorned. 45 Then it travels and takes with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself and they enter and dwell there and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So it will also be to this evil generation.

46 But while he is still speaking to the crowds, behold, his mother and his brethren stood outside, seeking to speak to him. 47 Now someone said to him, Behold, your mother and your brethren are standing outside, seeking to speak to you.
48 But he answered and said to the one who spoke to him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched out his hand toward his disciples and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! 50 For whoever practices the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother and sister and mother.


Matthew 13:1-21:46

1 Now in that day, Jesus went out of the house and was sitting beside the sea. 2 And large crowds were gathered to see him, so-that he stepped onto a ship and was sitting, and all the crowd stood upon the beach.
3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4 and while he sowed, some fell beside the road and the birds came and devoured them.
5 Now others fell upon the rocky-areas, where they did not have much soil and immediately they rose up because they had no depth of soil; 6 and when the sun rose, they were burnt, and they dried up because they had no root.
7 Now others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns shot up and choked them.
8 But now, others fell upon the good soil and were giving fruit, which some was a hundred times, but some was sixty, but some thirty.
9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables?
11 But he answered and said to them, It has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but it has not given to those men. 12 For who ever has, to him will be given and he will abound, but who ever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 Because of this, I speak to them in parables, because seeing, they do not see, and hearing, they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 And the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in them, which says, ‘In hearing you will hear and may never understand, and seeing you will see and may never know; 15 for the heart of this people has become-callous and they have selectively heard with the ears and they have closed their eyes; lest they should see with their eyes and should hear with their ears and should understand with their heart and should turn again and I will be healing them.’ 16 But your eyes are fortunate, because they are seeing, and your ears, because they are hearing. 17 For assuredly I am saying to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things you are seeing and did not see them, and to hear the things you are hearing and did not hear them.
18 Therefore you, hear the parable of the sower: 19 everyone hearing the word of the kingdom and not understanding it, then the evil one comes and takes away what has been sown in his heart. This is he who was sown beside the road.
20 And he who was sown upon the rocky-areas, this is he who hears the word and immediately is receiving it with joy; 21 but he does not have root in himself, but is temporary, and when affliction or persecution has happened to him because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
22 And he who was sown among the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the anxiety of this age and the deception of riches, choke the word and he becomes unfruitful.
23 Now he who was sown upon the good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; who bears-fruit and produces some a hundred times, and some sixty, and some thirty!

24 He placed another parable with them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man who sows good seed in his field; 25 but while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed darnels between the stalks of the wheat and went away. 26 But when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the darnels also appeared. 27 Now the bondservant of the householder came and said to him, Lord, did you not sow good seed in your field? Therefore from where have the darnels come?
28 Now he said to them, A man, an enemy, did this.
Now the bondservants said to him, Therefore do you wish that we go and collect them?

29 But he said, No; lest while collecting up the darnels, you may uproot the wheat at the same time with them. 30 Allow both to be grown together till the harvest, and I will be saying to the reapers in the time of the harvest, Collect first the darnels and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 He placed another parable before them, saying: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to a kernel of a mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 which indeed is least compared to all of the other seeds, but whenever it is grown, it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so-that the birds of the heaven come and nest in its branches.
33 He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is similar to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three three-gallon containers of flour, until it was entirely leavened.
34 Jesus spoke all these things in parables to the crowds, and he was not speaking to them without a parable; 35 that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ‘I will open my mouth in parables. I will be uttering things which have been hidden from the conception of the world.’
36 Then Jesus, having left the crowds, went into the house and his disciples came to him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the darnels of the field.
37 Now he answered and said to them, He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Man; 38 and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom, and the darnels are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil and the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are messengers. 40 Therefore, just-like the darnels is collected and burned in fire; so it will be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of Man will be sending forth his messengers and they will be collecting out of his kingdom all the offenses and those who are practicing lawlessness, 42 and will be casting them into the furnace of fire–the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there. 43 Then the righteous will be shining out like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a treasure that has been hidden in the field; which a man found and hid, and he goes and sells all his things in his joy, as many things as he has and buys that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man, who is a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls; 46 who found one very precious pearl, went and sold all his things, as many things as he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a dragnet, that was cast into the sea and gathered fish of every variety; 48 which, when it was filled, having hauled it up upon the beach, and having sat down, they collected the good into containers, but they cast the rotten outside. 49 So it will be in the end of the world; the messengers will be going out and separate the evil from the midst of the righteous, 50 and will be casting them into the furnace of fire–the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there.
51 And Jesus says to them, Have you understood all these things?
They say to him, Yes, Lord.
52 Now he said to them, Because of this, every scribe who has been made a disciple to the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man who is a householder, who casts forth out of his treasure, new and old things.
53 And it happened, when Jesus had completed these parables, he took off from there.


54 And when he came into his fatherland, he was teaching them in their synagogue, so-that they were astounded and said, From where did this one receive the wisdom and the miracles? 55 Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is his mother not called Mary? And his brethren, James and Joses and Simon and Jude? 56 And are they not all his sisters with us? Therefore from where did this one receive all these things? 57 And they were being offended at him.
But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his fatherland and in his own house. 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.


Matthew 14:1-21:46

1 Herod the Tetrarch heard the report of Jesus at that time, 2 and said to his young-servants, This is John the Immerser; he was raised from the dead, and because of this, these powers are working in him. 3 For Herod had took-hold of John, and bound him, and placed him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife.
4 For John said to him, It is not legal for you to have her.
5 And wishing to kill him, but he feared the crowd, because they held him as a prophet.
6 Now when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst of the court and pleased Herod; 7 from where he confessed with an oath to give her whatever she asks of him.
8 Now being pushed forward by her mother, she says, Give me the head of John the Immerser upon a platter here.
9 And the king was sorrowful, but because of his oaths and of those who reclined at the meal together with him, he commanded it to be given. 10 And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was carried upon a platter, and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came and lifted up the body, and buried it, and they went and reported to Jesus.


13 And when Jesus heard it, he departed from there in a ship, privately to a desolate place, and when the crowds heard of it, they followed him on foot from the cities.


14 And when Jesus went out, he saw a large crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it became evening, his disciples came to him, saying, The place is desolate and the hour has already passed away; dismiss the crowds, in order that they may go away into the villages and buy food for themselves.
16 But Jesus said to them, They have no need to go away; you, give them food to eat!
17 But they say to him, We do not have anything here except five loaves and two fish.
18 Now he said, Bring them here to me. 19 And he commanded the crowds to recline upon the grass, and he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke them, and he gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples then gave to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21 Now those eating were approximately five thousand men, plus women and children.


22 And immediately, Jesus urged the disciples to step into the ship, and to precede him to the area beyond-that, until he should dismiss the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up into the mountain privately to pray. Now when it became evening, he was alone there. 24 But the ship was already in the midst of the sea, was being tormented by the waves; for the wind was adverse. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking upon the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking upon the sea, they were disturbed, saying, It is an apparition, and they cried out from their fear.
27 But Jesus immediately spoke to them, saying, Have courage; it is I; do not be afraid.
28 Now Peter having answered to him, said, Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you upon the waters.
29 Now he said, Come.
And Peter went down from the ship, and walked upon the waters to go toward Jesus. 30 But he was afraid, seeing the strong wind, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me.
31 Now Jesus immediately stretched out his hand, and grabbed him, and says to him, You of small faith, why were you skeptical?
32 And when they stepped into the ship, the wind pauses. 33 Now those in the ship came to him and, worshiped him, saying, You are truly the Son of God.
34 And having ferried over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized him, they sent word into the whole region around and brought to him all those who have an ill ness, 36 and they were pleading with him in order that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched it, were cured.


Matthew 15:1-21:46

1 Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying, 2 Why are your disciples transgressing the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ And, ‘He who is speaking evil of their father or mother, let him be ended by the sentence of death.’ 5 But you say, Whoever says to his father or his mother, in whatever you might have been profited from me, it is a gift to God, 6 and then should never honor his father and mother, and thus you invalidated the commandment of God because of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied well concerning you, saying, 8 ‘These people are drawing near to me with their mouth, and are honoring me with their lips, but their heart is faraway from me. 9 But they are worshiping me in futility, teaching as their teachings–the commandments of men.’
10 And he called to him the crowd and said to them, Hear and understand! 11 Not what enters into the mouth desecrates the man, but what is traveling from the mouth, this desecrates the man.
12 Then the disciples came to him and said, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this speech?
13 He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly father did not plant will be uprooted. 14 Leave them! They are blind guides of the blind. Now if the blind guide the blind, both will be falling into a ditch.
15 Now Peter answered and said to him, Explain to us the parable.
16 Now Jesus said, Are you also without understanding at this point? 17 Are you not yet perceiving, that whatever travels into the mouth makes room in the belly, and is cast out into the sewer? 18 But these things which are traveling from the mouth, come out from the heart, and they desecrate the man. 19 For out of the heart comes forth evil reasonings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 20 These things are what desecrate the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not desecrate the man.


21 And Jesus went out from there, and departed into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.


22 And behold, a woman from Canaan came out from those borders, and cried-out to him, saying, Show-mercy to me, O Lord, you the son of David. My daughter is evilly demon-possessed. 23 But he answered her not a word.
And his disciples came and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, because she is crying behind us.
24 But he answered and said, I was not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 Now he answered and said, It is not good to take the children’s bread and cast it to the puppies.
27 But she said, Yes, Lord; for even the puppies eat from the crumbs which are falling from the table of their lords.
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith. Let it happen for you as you will it. And her daughter was healed from that hour.


29 And Jesus, having proceeded from there, went beside the sea of Galilee, and he went up into the mountain and was sitting there.

{Mar 7:32-37 & Mat 15:30-31 Magadan and Bethsaida Summer 29 AD.} 30 And large crowds came to him there, having the lame, blind, mute, crippled and many others with them. They tossed them beside the feet of Jesus, and he healed them; 31 so-that the crowds marveled, seeing the mute speaking; the crippled healthy; the lame walking; and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.


32 Now Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion upon the crowd because they already remain with me three days, and do not have anything that they might eat, and I am not willing to dismiss them starving, lest they might faint on the road.
33 And his disciples say to him, From where can we buy so-many loaves for us in the wilderness, so-then to feed so-great a crowd?
34 And Jesus said to them, How many loaves do you have?
But they said, Seven and a few small-fish.
35 And he commanded the crowd to lean-back upon the soil. 36 And he took the seven loaves and the few fish, and he gave-thanks and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples gave to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 38 Now those eating were approximately four thousand men, plus women and children.


39 And he dismissed the crowds, and stepped into the ship, and went into the borders of Magadan.

Matthew 16:1-21:46

1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, testing him, and asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But having answered, he said to them, When it becomes evening, you say, It will be fair-weather; for the heaven is red. 3 And in the morning, There will be a storm today; for the heaven is red and dismal. Hypocrites! You indeed know how to discern the face of the heaven, but you are not able to discern the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign, and no sign will be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet. And he left them and went away.
5 And his disciples came to the area beyond-that, and forgot to take bread. 6 Now Jesus said to them, Behold and take-heed, stay away from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees!
7 Now they were reasoning among themselves, saying, It is because we took no bread.
8 Now Jesus having known it, said to them, You of small faith, why are you reasoning among yourselves, because you took no bread? 9 Do you not yet perceive, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11 How is it that you do not perceive that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but to take-heed, stay away from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? 12 Then they understood that he did not say to take-heed, stay away from the leaven of bread, but stay away from the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.


13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say the Son of Man is?
14 Now they said, Some say John the Immerser; others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
15 He says to them, But who do you say that I am?
16 Now Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said to him, You are fortunate, Simon, Son of Jonah, because flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father, the one in the heavens. 18 But I also say to you, that you are {F} Peter and upon this, the rock, I will be building my congregation of believers, and the gates of Hades will not be prevailing against her. 19 I will be giving to you the keys of the kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you bind upon the earth will have already been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loose upon the earth will have already been loosed in the heavens. 20 Then he ordered the disciples in order that they should speak to no one that he was Jesus, the Christ.

{Footnotes: Mat 16:18, these words are different in Greek. Peter translated is a ‘pebble’and the other word is ‘rock’as in ‘a massive rock or rock foundation,’the kind of rock that the wise man built his house on in Mat 7:24-25.}


21 Jesus began to show to his disciples from then on, that it is essential for him to go to Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders and high-priests and scribes, and to be killed, and to arise in the third day. 22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, God will be lenient to you, Lord. This will never be happening to you.
23 But he turned and said to Peter, Go behind me, adversary! You are an offense to me, because you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If anyone is willing to come after me, let him deny himself and lift up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wishes to save his life, will be losing it, and whoever loses his life because of me will be finding it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he gains the whole world, and should forfeit his soul? Or what shall a man give as an exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father with his messengers, and then he will be giving to each one according to his practice. 28 Assuredly I am saying to you, Some of those who are standing here may never taste of death, until they should see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.


Matthew 17:1-21:46

1 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John his brother, and privately brings them up into a high mountain. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shined like the sun, and his garments became white like the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, speaking together with him.
4 Now Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you will it. Should we make three tabernacles here; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah?
5 While he is still speaking, behold, a radiant cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am delighted; hear him!
6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell upon their face, and were extremely afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise and do not be afraid. 8 Now they saw no one, having lifting up their eyes, except Jesus only.
9 And while coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of Man should rise from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Therefore why do the scribes say that it is essential for Elijah to come first?
11 Now Jesus answered and said to them, Indeed Elijah comes first and will be restoring all things. 12 But I am saying to you, that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did as many things as they wished to him. So the Son of Man is also about to suffer by them. 13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them concerning John the Immerser.

14 And having gone to the crowd, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying, 15 Lord, show-mercy to my son, because he is epileptic, and suffers evilly; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they were not able to heal him.
17 But Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverse generation, until when shall I be with you? Until when shall I tolerate you? Bring him here to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the boy was healed from that hour.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, Why were we not able to cast it out?
20 Now Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief. For assuredly I am saying to you, If you have faith like a kernel of a mustard-seed, you will say to this mountain, Proceed from here to over there, and it will proceed, and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 But this variety of demon does not travel out except in prayer and fasting.


22 Now while conducting work in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of Man is about to be given up into the hands of men; 23 and they will be killing him, and he will be arisen in the third day. And they were extremely sorrowful.


24 Now they came to Capernaum, those who receive the four-denarii tax came to Peter and said, Does your teacher not pay the four-denarii tax?
25 He says, Yes.
And when he entered into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive taxes or tribute? From their sons or from the aliens?
26 And Peter says to him, From aliens.
Jesus said to him, Consequently, the sons are free. 27 But in order that we might not offend them, you travel to the sea and cast a fishhook, and lift out the fish that ascends first, and when you have opened its mouth, you will find a four-denarii coin. Take that, and give it to them in exchange-for you and me.


Matthew 18:1-21:46

1 The disciples came to Jesus in that hour, saying, Who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?
2 And Jesus, having called to him a child, stood it in the midst of them, 3 and said, Assuredly I am saying to you, If you do not turn and become like little children, you may never enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this little child, this one is the greater one in the kingdom of the heavens. 5 And whoever accepts one such child in my name, accepts me. 6 But whoever offends one of these little ones who believes in me, it is more advantageous for him that a millstone, the ones rotated by a donkey, should be hung at his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depths of the sea.
7 Woe to the world from the coming offenses! For it is a necessity for the offenses to come; however, woe to that man through whom the offense comes! 8 Now if your hand or your foot is offending you, cut both of them off and cast them from you. It is good for you to enter into life lame or crippled, rather than to be cast into the everlasting fire, having two hands or two feet. 9 And if your eye is offending you, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is good for you to enter into life one-eyed, rather than having two eyes, and to be cast into the hell of fire.
10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I say to you, that in the heavens their messengers are always looking at the face of my Father who is in the heavens. 11 For the Son of Man came to save what has been lost.

{Similar: Mat 18:12-14, Luk 15:3-7}
12 What are you thinking? If there should happen to be any man who has a hundred sheep, and one out of them might be misled, does he not leave the ninety nine and travel on the mountains, and seek the one which is misled? 13 And if he happens to find it, assuredly I am saying to you, He rejoices over it more than over the ninety nine which have not been misled. 14 So it is also not the will before your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones should perish.


15 Now if your brother sins against you, go and reprove him, the sin is between you and him only; if he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not hear you, take with you one or two more, in order that, ‘at the mouth of two or three witnesses every declaration should be established.’ 17 But if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the congregation, and if he also refuses to hear the congregation, let him be just-like the Gentile and the tax collector to you.
18 Assuredly, I am saying to you again, As many things as you may bind upon the earth will have already been bound in heaven, and as many things as you may loose upon earth will have already been loosed in heaven. 19 Assuredly I say to you again, that if two of you agree together upon the earth concerning any matter, whatever they ask, it will happen for them from my Father who is in the heavens. 20 For where two or three have been gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them.
21 Then Peter came near to him and said, Lord, how-often will my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Until seven-times?
22 Jesus says to him, I do not say to you, Until seven times, but, until seventy-times seven-times. 23 Because of this, the kingdom of the heavens has been similar to a certain king who wished to settle the account with his bondservants. 24 Now having begun to settle the account, one man was brought to him, a debtor of ten-thousand silver talants . 25 But he did not have anything to repay him with, so his lord commanded him and his wife and children and all things, as many things as he was holding, to be sold and the money to be repaid to him.
26 Therefore the bondservant falling down, was worshiping him, saying, Lord, have patience upon me, and I will be repaying all of it to you. 27 But the lord of that bondservant, having compassion on him, released him and forgave him the loan.
28 But that bondservant went out and found one of his fellow bondservants who owed him a hundred denarii, and he took-hold of him, and was choking him, saying, Repay if you are owing me anything.
29 Therefore his fellow bondservant, falling down at his feet, was pleading with him, saying, Have patience upon me and I will be repaying you. 30 But he did not wish to, but went and cast him into prison, until he should repay what is owed. 31 But his fellow bondservants, having seen the things which had happened, were extremely sorrowful. And they came to their own lord, and they told all the things which had happened.
32 Then his lord called him, and says to him, You evil bondservant, I forgave you all that debt, since you pleaded with me. 33 It was essential for you to have shown-mercy also on your fellow bondservant, like I also had shown-mercy to you. 34 And his lord, was angry and gave him to the torturers until he should repay everything which is owed to him. 35 So my heavenly Father will also be doing to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother his trespasses from your hearts.


Matthew 19:1-21:46

1 And it happened, when Jesus had completed these words, he took off from Galilee and came into the borders of Judea beyond-that of the Jordan; 2 and large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
3 And the Pharisees came to him, testing him and saying to him, If it is legal to a man to divorce his wife according to every cause.
4 But he answered and said to them, Have you not read, He who made them, made them male and female from the beginning. 5 And said, Because of this, a man will be leaving his father and mother and will be joined to his wife, and the two will be jointed into one flesh. 6 So-that they are no more two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has yoked together; let man not separate.
7 They say to him, Therefore why did Moses command us to give a document of divorcement and to dismiss her?
8 He says to them, Moses permitted you to divorce your wives for your hardness of heart, but from the beginning it has not become so. 9 But I am saying to you, Whoever divorces his wife not over
10 His disciples say to him, If thus is the case of the man with his wife, it is not advantageous to marry.
11 But he said to them, Not all people will make room for this word in their hearts, but they to whom it has been given: 12 for there are eunuchs who were born so out of their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs because of the kingdom of the heavens. He who is able to make room in his heart
13 Then little children were brought to him, in order that he might lay his hands on them and might pray for them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Allow the little children, and do not forbid them to come to me; for of such is the kingdom of the heavens. 15 And having laid his hands on them, he traveled from there.


16 And behold, one man came to him and said to him, Good teacher, what good thing should I practice in order that I may have everlasting life?
17 Now he said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good except one–God, but if you wish to enter into everlasting life, keep the commandments.
18 He says to him, What ones?
Now Jesus said, Do not murder; Do not commit adultery; Do not steal; Do not falsely testify, 19 Honor your father and mother.
20 The young-man says to him, I have observed all these things from my youth. So what am I still lacking?
21 Jesus said to him, If you are willing to be complete, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven and come-here. Follow me. 22 But when the young-man heard the word, he went away and was sorrowing; for he had many properties.
23 Now Jesus said to his disciples, Assuredly I am saying to you, A rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of the heavens. 24 But again I am saying to you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 Now when his disciples heard it, they were being extremely astounded, saying, Who then is able to be saved?
26 But Jesus, looked at them and said to them, This is impossible with men, but all things are possible with God.
27 Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have left all and followed you; what then will be left for us?
28 But Jesus said to them, Assuredly I am saying to you, that you who have followed me, whenever the Son of Man sits upon the throne of his glory in the regeneration, you will also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brethren or sisters, or their father or mother or wife, or children or fields, because of my name, will be receiving a hundred-times that, and will be inheriting everlasting life. 30 But many will be last who are first, and first who are last.

Matthew 20:1-21:46

1 For the kingdom of the heavens is similar to a man who is a householder, who went out at the same time every morning to hire workers into his vineyard. 2 And having agreed together with the workers for a denarius a day , he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out around the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said to those men, You also, go into the vineyard and I will be giving you whatever is just. And they went. 5 Again, they went out around the sixth and he did likewise. 6 Now around the eleventh hour, he went out and found others standing idle, and he says to them, Why are you standing here idle the whole day?
7 They say to him, Because no one has hired us.
So he says to them, You also, go into the vineyard and I will be giving you whatever is just. 8 Now when it became evening, the lord of the vineyard says to his commissioner, Call the workers and give to them their wages, begin from the last to the first. 9 And when those hired around the eleventh hour came, they each received a denarius apiece. 10 Now when the first came, they supposed that they will be receiving more, but they themselves also received a denarius apiece.
11 But having received it, they were murmuring against the householder, 12 saying, These last ones have only done one hour of work, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day and the burning heat.
13 But he answered and said to one of them, Comrade, I am not wronging you. Did you not agree together with me for a denarius? 14 Take up the thing which is yours and go away. It is my will to give to this last one, as I also did to you. 15 Or is it not legal for me to do what I will in the things which are mine? Or is your eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last will be first, and the first last; for many are invited but few are chosen.

{Mar 10:32-45 & Mat 20:17-28 & Luk 18:31-34; Peraea or Judea, near Jordan.}
17 And while going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples privately by the road and he said to them, 18 Behold, we go into Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be given up to the high-priests and scribes, and they will be condemning him to death, 19 and they will be giving him to the Gentiles, that they should mock and scourge and crucify him, and in the third day he will rise again.
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, came to him, worshiping him, and asking something from him. 21 But he said to her, What do you wish?
She says to him, Say that these, my two sons, may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left hand in your kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup which I am about to drink, or to be immersed with the immersion to which I am about to be immersed?
They say to him, We are able.
23 And he says to them, Indeed, you will be drinking my cup and you will be immersed with the immersion to which I am immersed, but to sit at my right and at my left, is not mine to give, but it is for them for whom it has been prepared by my Father. 24 And having heard this, the ten were indignant concerning the two brothers.
25 But Jesus called them and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles are lording it over them, and their great ones wield authority over them. 26 But it will not be so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you, he will be your servant; 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you, let him be your bondservant; 28 just-like the Son of Man did not come to be served to, but to serve and to give his life as a redemption in exchange-for many.

29 And while traveling out from Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting beside the road, having heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, saying, Lord, son of David, show-mercy to us! 31 But the crowd rebuked them, in order that they should be silent, but they were crying out the greatest, saying, Lord, son of David, show-mercy to us!
32 And Jesus stood and summoned them, and said, What do you will that I might do for you?
33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes might be opened. 34 Now Jesus, having compassion, touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes recovered their sight and they followed him.

Matthew 21:1-46

1 And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, toward the Mountain of Olives, Jesus then sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, Travel into the village which is in front of you, and immediately you will be finding a donkey that has been tied and a colt with her. After having loosed them, lead them to me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, You will say, The Lord has need of them, and immediately he will be sending them. 4 Now this whole thing has happened, in order that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, 5 ‘Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King is coming to you, meek and has been mounted upon a donkey and a colt, the son of a donkey.’ 6 Now the disciples having traveled and having done just-as Jesus commanded them, 7 they led the donkey and the colt and placed their garments upon them, and he sat upon them. 8 But most of the crowd spread their garments in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.
9 Now the crowds who precede him and who are following him, were crying, saying, ‘Hosanna to the son of David. He who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed.’Hosanna in the highest.’ 10 And having entered into Jerusalem, all the city was shaken up, saying, Who is this?
11 But the crowds were saying, This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.


12 And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all those who are selling and buying in the temple, and turned over the tables of the brokers and the chairs of those selling the doves; 13 and he says to them, It has been written, My house will be called a house of prayer, but you made it a den of robbers.
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the high-priests and the scribes saw the marvelous things which he did, and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son of David.
They were indignant, 16 and said to him, Do you hear what they are saying?
But Jesus says to them, Yes. Have you never read, ‘You have matured praise out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies.’ 17 And having left them, he went forth outside the city to Bethany, and camped there.
18 Now in the morning, while leading them back to the city, he hungered. 19 And having seen a fig tree upon the road, he came upon it and found nothing in it, except leaves only, and he says to it, Let it happen that there is no fruit from you any longer, forever. And instantly the fig tree dried up.


20 And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree instantly dry up?
21 Now Jesus answered and said to them, Assuredly I am saying to you, If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only be doing the miracle of the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be lifted up and cast yourself into the sea, it will happen. 22 And all things, as many things as you may ask in prayer, and believing, you will be receiving.


23 And having come to him in the temple, the high-priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, saying, By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?
24 But Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask you one question, which if you tell me, then I will also tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 The immersion of John, where was it from, from heaven or from men?
Now they were reasoning with themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say to us, Therefore why did you not believe him? 26 But if we say, From men; we fear the crowd; for all are holding John up like a prophet. 27 And they answered Jesus and said, We do not know.
He also said to them, Nor do I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.


28 But what do you think? A man had two children, and he came to the first and said, Child, go work today in my vineyard.
29 But he answered and said, I am not willing, but later he regretted it and went.
30 And he came to the second and said likewise. But he answered and said, I will go lord, and did not go. 31 Which one out of the two did the will of his father?
They say, The first.
Jesus says to them, Assuredly I am saying to you, that the tax collectors and the prostitutes will precede you into the kingdom of God. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe in him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed in him, and the n having seen it, you did not even regret it later, that you might believe in him.


33 Hear another parable: there was a certain man, a householder, who planted a vineyard and placed a fence around it, and shoveled a winepress in it, and built a tower and rented it out to farmers, and went-abroad. 34 Now when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his bondservants to the farmers, to receive his fruits. 35 And then the farmers took his bondservants and whipped one, and killed one and stoned one. 36 Again, he sent other bondservants, more-than the first, and they did to them likewise. 37 But later he sent to them his son, saying, They will be revering my son. 38 But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir. Come-here. We should kill him, and we might hold-onto his inheritance. 39 And having taken him, they cast him forth outside the vineyard, and killed him. 40 Therefore, whenever the lord of the vineyard comes, what shall he do to those farmers?
41 They say to him, He will evilly destroy those evil men, and will be renting the vineyard to other farmers, who will be giving to him the fruits at their seasons.
42 Jesus says to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner; this has become from the Lord and it is marvelous in our eyes? 43 Because of this, I am saying to you, The kingdom of God will be taken away from you, and will be given to a nation producing the fruits of it. 44 And he who falls upon this stone will be shattered, but upon whomever it falls, it will be smashing him. 45 And when the high-priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he is speaking concerning them. 46 And seeking to take-hold of him, but they feared the crowds, since they were holding him up like a prophet.


Philippians 4:13

13 I am strong in all things in the Christ, who is empowering me.

2 Timothy 3:17

17 in order that the man of God may be equipped, having been utterly equipped for every good work.

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