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Luke Chapter 1

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1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us,

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2 Exactly as they were handed down to us by those who from the [official] beginning [of Jesus’ ministry] were eyewitnesses and ministers of the Word [that is, of the doctrine concerning the attainment through Christ of salvation in the kingdom of God],

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3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

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4 that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.

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5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron.

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6 Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commandments and regulations blamelessly.

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7 But they had no child, for Elizabeth was barren; and both were far advanced in years.

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8 So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division,

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9 according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

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10 All the people were outside, praying, at the time of the incense burning,

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11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.

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12 Zechariah was startled and terrified at the sight.

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13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John.

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14 “You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

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15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth.

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16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

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17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

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18 And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”

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19 And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings.

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20 But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”

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21 Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple.

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22 But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them; and they realized that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he kept making signs to them, and remained mute.

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23 And so it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house.

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24 Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying,

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25 “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”

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26 Now in the sixth month [after that], the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee named Nazareth,

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27 To a girl never having been married and a virgin engaged to be married to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

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28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

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29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.

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30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.

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31 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

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32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

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33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”

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34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”

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35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

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36 And listen! Your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is now the sixth month with her who was called barren.

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37 For nothing is impossible with God.”

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38 And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

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39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,

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40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.

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41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

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42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!

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43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

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44 For as soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!

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45 “And blessed [are those] who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to [them] by the Lord.”

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46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord

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47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

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48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,

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49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me– holy is his name.

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50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.

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51 “He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

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52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

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53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.

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54 He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy,

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55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever.”

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56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

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57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son.

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58 And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy on her, and they rejoiced with her.

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59 And it occurred that on the eighth day, when they came to circumcise the child, they were intending to call him Zachariah after his father,

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60 But his mother answered and said, “No indeed; but he shall be called John.”

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61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”

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62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child.

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63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.”

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64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.

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65 The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things.

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66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.

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67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

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68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,

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69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant—

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70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old—

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71 That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us,

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72 to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,

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73 That covenant He sealed by oath to our forefather Abraham:

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74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear

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75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

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76 And you, little one, shall be called a prophet of the Most High; for you shall go on before the face of the Lord to make ready His ways,

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77 to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,

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78 Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;

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79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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80 And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Luke Chapter 2

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1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.

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2 This registration, the first of its kind, took place when Quirinius was governing in Syria.

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3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

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4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,

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5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

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6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,

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7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

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8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

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9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

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10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.

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11 For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!

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12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

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13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

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14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

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15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

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16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

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17 And when they saw it, they made known what had been told them concerning this Child,

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18 And all who heard it were astounded and marveled at what the shepherds told them.

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19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.

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20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.

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21 And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

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22 And when the time for their purification [the mother’s purification and the Baby’s dedication] came according to the Law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord—

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23 As it is written in the Law of the Lord, Every [firstborn] male that opens the womb shall be set apart and dedicated and called holy to the Lord—

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24 And [they came also] to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.

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25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.

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26 And it had been divinely revealed (communicated) to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

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27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,

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28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

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29 And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word.

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30 For with my [own] eyes I have seen Your Salvation,

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31 which you have prepared in the sight of all people,

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32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

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33 And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marveling at what was said about Him.

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34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

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35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

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37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

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38 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.

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39 When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.

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40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him.

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41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover.

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42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.

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43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.

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44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.

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45 When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.

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46 Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.

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47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.

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48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”

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49 And He said to them, How is it that you had to look for Me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?

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50 But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.

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51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.

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52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Luke Chapter 3

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1 In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—

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2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.

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3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

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4 As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.

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5 Every valley must be filled in, every mountain and hill leveled off; the crooked will become straight, the rough ways made smooth,

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6 Then all humanity will see God’s deliverance.’”

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7 Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

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8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

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9 “Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

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10 And the multitudes asked him, Then what shall we do?

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11 John answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”

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12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized. “Teacher,” they asked, “what should we do?”

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13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”

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14 Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”

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15 As the people were in suspense and waiting expectantly, and everybody reasoned and questioned in their hearts concerning John, whether he perhaps might be the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

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16 John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

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17 “His winnowing fork is in His hand to thoroughly clear His threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into His barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

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18 So with many other [various] appeals and admonitions he preached the good news (the Gospel) to the people.

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19 But Herod the tetrarch, being rebuked by him concerning Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

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20 also added this, above all, that he shut John up in prison.

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21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

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22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

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23 Jesus Himself, when He began [His ministry], was about thirty years of age, being the Son, as was supposed, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

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24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,

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25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,

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26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,

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27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,

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28 the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,

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29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

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30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,

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31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,

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32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,

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33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,

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34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

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35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,

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36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

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37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan,

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38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Luke Chapter 4

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1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,

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2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry.

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3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

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4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ “

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5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

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6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

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7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours.”

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8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ “

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9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.

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10 For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you,’

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11 “and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ “

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12 And Jesus replied to him, [The Scripture] says, You shall not tempt (try, test exceedingly) the Lord your God.

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13 When the Adversary had ended all his testings, he let him alone until an opportune time.

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14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.

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15 And He began teaching in their synagogues and was praised by all.

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16 And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.

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17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

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18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,

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19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

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20 Then He rolled up the book and gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were gazing [attentively] at Him.

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21 and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

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22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

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23 So He said to them, You will doubtless quote to Me this proverb: Physician, heal Yourself! What we have learned by hearsay that You did in Capernaum, do here also in Your [own] town.

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24 “I tell you the truth,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.

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25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.

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26 And yet Elijah was not sent to a single one of them, but only to Zarephath in the country of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.

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27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and yet not one of them was cleansed [by being healed]—but only Naaman the Syrian.

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28 When they heard these things, all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage.

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29 And rising up, they pushed and drove Him out of the town, and [laying hold of Him] they led Him to the [projecting] upper part of the hill on which their town was built, that they might hurl Him headlong down [over the cliff].

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30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

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31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people.

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32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority.

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33 In the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean demonic spirit, who shouted in a loud voice,

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34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are–the Holy One of God!”

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35 But Yeshua rebuked it: “Be quiet, and come out of him!” The demonic spirit threw the man down in the middle of the crowd and came out of him, having done him no harm.

Luke 4:36 (NKJV)

36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

Luke 4:37 (CJB)

37 And reports about him went out through the whole surrounding district.

Luke 4:38 (NKJV)

38 Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. But Simon’s wife’s mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him concerning her.

Luke 4:39 (NKJV)

39 So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them.

Luke 4:40 (NKJV)

40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.

Luke 4:41 (AMP)

41 And demons even came out of many people, screaming and crying out, You are the Son of God! But He rebuked them and would not permit them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ (the Messiah).

Luke 4:42 (NASB)

42 When day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them.

Luke 4:43 (NASB)

43 But He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for I was sent for this purpose.”

Luke 4:44 (NIV)

44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

Luke Chapter 5

Luke 5:1 (NIV)

1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God,

Luke 5:2 (NIV)

2 he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

Luke 5:3 (AMP)

3 And getting into one of the boats, [the one] that belonged to Simon (Peter), He requested him to draw away a little from the shore. Then He sat down and continued to teach the crowd [of people] from the boat.

Luke 5:4 (NIV)

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

Luke 5:5 (NIV)

5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

Luke 5:6 (NIV)

6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.

Luke 5:7 (NIV)

7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

Luke 5:8 (NKJV)

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord!”

Luke 5:9 (NASB)

9 For amazement had seized him and all his companions because of the catch of fish which they had taken;

Luke 5:10 (NASB)

10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.”

Luke 5:11 (NASB)

11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

Luke 5:12 (NASB)

12 While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Luke 5:13 (NKJV)

13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him.

Luke 5:14 (NIV)

14 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”

Luke 5:15 (NIV)

15 Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.

Luke 5:16 (CJB)

16 However, he made a practice of withdrawing to remote places in order to pray.

Luke 5:17 (NIV)

17 One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.

Luke 5:18 (CJB)

18 Some men came carrying a paralyzed man lying on a bed. They wanted to bring him inside and lay him in front of Yeshua,

Luke 5:19 (CJB)

19 but they couldn’t find a way to get him in because of the crowd. So they went up onto the roof and lowered him on his mattress through the tiles into the middle of the gathering, right in front of Yeshua.

Luke 5:20 (NIV)

20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

Luke 5:21 (NIV)

21 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, “Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Luke 5:22 (NIV)

22 Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, “Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?

Luke 5:23 (NIV)

23 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?

Luke 5:24 (NASB)

24 “But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”—He said to the paralytic—”I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.”

Luke 5:25 (NASB)

25 Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.

Luke 5:26 (NIV)

26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.”

Luke 5:27 (NASB)

27 After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.”

Luke 5:28 (NIV)

28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

Luke 5:29 (AMP)

29 And Levi (Matthew) made a great banquet for Him in his own house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others who were reclining [at the table] with them.

Luke 5:30 (AMP)

30 Now the Pharisees and their scribes were grumbling against Jesus’ disciples, saying, Why are you eating and drinking with tax collectors and [preeminently] sinful people?

Luke 5:31 (AMP)

31 And Jesus replied to them, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.

Luke 5:32 (NIV)

32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 5:33 (NIV)

33 They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”

Luke 5:34 (NIV)

34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them?

Luke 5:35 (AMP)

35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; and then they will fast in those days.

Luke 5:36 (NIV)

36 He told them this parable: “No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.

Luke 5:37 (NIV)

37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

Luke 5:38 (NKJV)

38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.

Luke 5:39 (NIV)

39 And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for he says, ‘The old is better.'”

Luke Chapter 6

Luke 6:1 (NIV)

1 One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.

Luke 6:2 (AMP)

2 But some of the Pharisees asked them, Why are you doing what is not permitted to be done on the Sabbath days?

Luke 6:3 (NIV)

3 Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?

Luke 6:4 (NIV)

4 He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”

Luke 6:5 (AMP)

5 And He said to them, The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.

Luke 6:6 (AMP)

6 And it occurred on another Sabbath that when He went into the synagogue and taught, a man was present whose right hand was withered.

Luke 6:7 (NKJV)

7 So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.

Luke 6:8 (AMP)

8 But He was aware all along of their thoughts, and He said to the man with the withered hand, Come and stand here in the midst. And he arose and stood there.

Luke 6:9 (NIV)

9 Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?”

Luke 6:10 (NIV)

10 He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored.

Luke 6:11 (NASB)

11 But they themselves were filled with rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Luke 6:12 (AMP)

12 Now in those days it occurred that He went up into a mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God.

Luke 6:13 (NIV)

13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

Luke 6:14 (AMP)

14 They were Simon, whom He named Peter, and his brother Andrew; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;

Luke 6:15 (AMP)

15 And Matthew and Thomas; and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,

Luke 6:16 (AMP)

16 And Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor (a treacherous, basely faithless person).

Luke 6:17 (NASB)

17 Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon,

Luke 6:18 (CJB)

18 Those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being healed;

Luke 6:19 (NIV)

19 and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

Luke 6:20 (NIV)

20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Luke 6:21 (NIV)

21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Luke 6:22 (NIV)

22 Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

Luke 6:23 (CJB)

23 Be glad when that happens; yes, dance for joy! because in heaven your reward is great. For that is just how their fathers treated the prophets.

Luke 6:24 (CJB)

24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already had all the comfort you will get!

Luke 6:25 (NIV)

25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

Luke 6:26 (CJB)

26 “Woe to you when people speak well of you, for that is just how their fathers treated the false prophets!

Luke 6:27 (CJB)

27 Nevertheless, to you who are listening, what I say is this: “Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you,

Luke 6:28 (NIV)

28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Luke 6:29 (NASB)

29 “Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either.

Luke 6:30 (NIV)

30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.

Luke 6:31 (NASB)

31 “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.

Luke 6:32 (NASB)

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

Luke 6:33 (NASB)

33 “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Luke 6:34 (CJB)

34 What credit is it to you if you lend only to those who you expect will pay you back? Even sinners lend to each other, expecting to be repaid in full.

Luke 6:35 (NIV)

35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Luke 6:36 (CJB)

36 Show compassion, just as your Father shows compassion.

Luke 6:37 (NIV)

37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Luke 6:38 (NIV)

38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Luke 6:39 (NKJV)

39 And He spoke a parable to them: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?

Luke 6:40 (NIV)

40 A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.

Luke 6:41 (AMP)

41 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye but do not notice or consider the beam [of timber] that is in your own eye?

Luke 6:42 (AMP)

42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You actor (pretender, hypocrite)! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

Luke 6:43 (NIV)

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

Luke 6:44 (NIV)

44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.

Luke 6:45 (NKJV)

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 6:46 (NKJV)

46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do the things which I say?

Luke 6:47 (NIV)

47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.

Luke 6:48 (NKJV)

48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.

Luke 6:49 (NIV)

49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”

Luke Chapter 7

Luke 7:1 (AMP)

1 After Jesus had finished all that He had to say in the hearing of the people [on the mountain], He entered Capernaum.

Luke 7:2 (AMP)

2 Now a centurion had a bond servant who was held in honor and highly valued by him, who was sick and at the point of death.

Luke 7:3 (CJB)

3 Hearing about Yeshua, the officer sent some Jewish elders to him with the request that he come and heal his servant.

Luke 7:4 (NKJV)

4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving,

Luke 7:5 (AMP)

5 For he loves our nation and he built us our synagogue [at his own expense].

Luke 7:6 (NASB)

6 Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;

Luke 7:7 (NASB)

7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

Luke 7:8 (NASB)

8 “For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”

Luke 7:9 (NASB)

9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.”

Luke 7:10 (CJB)

10 When the messengers got back to the officer’s house, they found the servant in good health.

Luke 7:11 (NASB)

11 Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd.

Luke 7:12 (NASB)

12 Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.

Luke 7:13 (NASB)

13 When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Luke 7:14 (NKJV)

14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.”

Luke 7:15 (NKJV)

15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.

Luke 7:16 (NASB)

16 Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!”

Luke 7:17 (AMP)

17 And this report concerning [Jesus] spread through the whole of Judea and all the country round about.

Luke 7:18 (AMP)

18 And John’s disciples brought him [who was now in prison] word of all these things.

Luke 7:19 (AMP)

19 And John summoned to him a certain two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord, saying, Are You He Who is to come, or shall we [continue to] look for another?

Luke 7:20 (AMP)

20 So the men came to Jesus and said, John the Baptist sent us to You to ask, Are You the One Who is to come, or shall we [continue to] look for another?

Luke 7:21 (CJB)

21 Right then he was healing many people of diseases, pains and evil spirits, and giving sight to many who were blind.

Luke 7:22 (NIV)

22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Luke 7:23 (NASB)

23 “Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.”

Luke 7:24 (NIV)

24 After John’s messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?

Luke 7:25 (NASB)

25 “But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces!

Luke 7:26 (NASB)

26 “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.

Luke 7:27 (NIV)

27 This is the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’

Luke 7:28 (NIV)

28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Luke 7:29 (AMP)

29 And all the people who heard Him, even the tax collectors, acknowledged the justice of God [in calling them to repentance and in pronouncing future wrath on the impenitent], being baptized with the baptism of John.

Luke 7:30 (AMP)

30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers [of the Mosaic Law] annulled and rejected and brought to nothing God’s purpose concerning themselves, by [refusing and] not being baptized by him [John].

Luke 7:31 (NIV)

31 “To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?

Luke 7:32 (NIV)

32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.’

Luke 7:33 (NIV)

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’

Luke 7:34 (NIV)

34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.”‘

Luke 7:35 (NIV)

35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children.”

Luke 7:36 (NIV)

36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

Luke 7:37 (AMP)

37 And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume).

Luke 7:38 (AMP)

38 And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).

Luke 7:39 (AMP)

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it, he said to himself, If this Man were a prophet, He would surely know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him—for she is a notorious sinner (a social outcast, devoted to sin).

Luke 7:40 (AMP)

40 And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it.

Luke 7:41 (CJB)

41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; the one owed ten times as much as the other.

Luke 7:42 (CJB)

42 When they were unable to pay him back, he canceled both their debts. Now which of them will love him more?”

Luke 7:43 (NASB)

43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

Luke 7:44 (NIV)

44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

Luke 7:45 (NIV)

45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.

Luke 7:46 (AMP)

46 You did not anoint My head with [cheap, ordinary] oil, but she has anointed My feet with [costly, rare] perfume.

Luke 7:47 (NIV)

47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”

Luke 7:48 (NIV)

48 Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

Luke 7:49 (CJB)

49 At this, those eating with him began saying among themselves, “Who is this fellow that presumes to forgive sins?”

Luke 7:50 (AMP)

50 But Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go (enter) into peace [in freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin].

Luke Chapter 8

Luke 8:1 (AMP)

1 Soon afterward [Jesus] went on through towns and villages, preaching and bringing the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom of God. And the Twelve [apostles] were with Him,

Luke 8:2 (NASB)

2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

Luke 8:3 (NASB)

3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.

Luke 8:4 (NKJV)

4 And when a great multitude had gathered, and they had come to Him from every city, He spoke by a parable:

Luke 8:5 (NASB)

5 “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.

Luke 8:6 (NASB)

6 “Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Luke 8:7 (NASB)

7 “Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it out.

Luke 8:8 (NASB)

8 “Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke 8:9 (NIV)

9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

Luke 8:10 (NIV)

10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that, “‘though seeing, they may not see; though hearing, they may not understand.’

Luke 8:11 (AMP)

11 Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the Word of God.

Luke 8:12 (NASB)

12 “Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved.

Luke 8:13 (NKJV)

13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.

Luke 8:14 (AMP)

14 And as for what fell among the thorns, these are [the people] who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked and suffocated with the anxieties and cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not ripen (come to maturity and perfection).

Luke 8:15 (NASB)

15 “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.

Luke 8:16 (NIV)

16 “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

Luke 8:17 (NIV)

17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

Luke 8:18 (NASB)

18 “So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”

Luke 8:19 (NIV)

19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd.

Luke 8:20 (NKJV)

20 And it was told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.”

Luke 8:21 (NIV)

21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”

Luke 8:22 (NASB)

22 Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out.

Luke 8:23 (NKJV)

23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.

Luke 8:24 (NKJV)

24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.

Luke 8:25 (NASB)

25 And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

Luke 8:26 (NIV)

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee.

Luke 8:27 (NASB)

27 And when He came out onto the land, He was met by a man from the city who was possessed with demons; and who had not put on any clothing for a long time, and was not living in a house, but in the tombs.

Luke 8:28 (NIV)

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!”

Luke 8:29 (NASB)

29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had seized him many times; and he was bound with chains and shackles and kept under guard, and yet he would break his bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.

Luke 8:30 (NIV)

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him.

Luke 8:31 (AMP)

31 And they begged [Jesus] not to command them to depart into the Abyss (bottomless pit).

Luke 8:32 (NASB)

32 Now there was a herd of many swine feeding there on the mountain; and the demons implored Him to permit them to enter the swine. And He gave them permission.

Luke 8:33 (AMP)

33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep cliff into the lake and were drowned.

Luke 8:34 (NKJV)

34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country.

Luke 8:35 (NASB)

35 The people went out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became frightened.

Luke 8:36 (NKJV)

36 They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed.

Luke 8:37 (CJB)

37 Then all the people of the Gerasene district asked him to leave them, for they had been seized with great fear. So he boarded the boat and returned.

Luke 8:38 (NIV)

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

Luke 8:39 (NKJV)

39 “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.

Luke 8:40 (AMP)

40 Now when Jesus came back [to Galilee], the crowd received and welcomed Him gladly, for they were all waiting and looking for Him.

Luke 8:41 (AMP)

41 And there came a man named Jairus, who had [for a long time] been a director of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he begged Him to come to his house,

Luke 8:42 (NASB)

42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as He went, the crowds were pressing against Him.

Luke 8:43 (NKJV)

43 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any,

Luke 8:44 (AMP)

44 Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased.

Luke 8:45 (NKJV)

45 And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ “

Luke 8:46 (AMP)

46 But Jesus said, Someone did touch Me; for I perceived that [healing] power has gone forth from Me.

Luke 8:47 (NASB)

47 When the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came trembling and fell down before Him, and declared in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched Him, and how she had been immediately healed.

Luke 8:48 (NASB)

48 And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Luke 8:49 (NIV)

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher any more.”

Luke 8:50 (NIV)

50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

Luke 8:51 (NASB)

51 When He came to the house, He did not allow anyone to enter with Him, except Peter and John and James, and the girl’s father and mother.

Luke 8:52 (NKJV)

52 Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, “Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.”

Luke 8:53 (AMP)

53 And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead.

Luke 8:54 (NKJV)

54 But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.”

Luke 8:55 (NKJV)

55 Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat.

Luke 8:56 (NIV)

56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

Luke Chapter 9

Luke 9:1 (AMP)

1 Then Jesus called together the Twelve [apostles] and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases,

Luke 9:2 (NKJV)

2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

Luke 9:3 (NIV)

3 He told them: “Take nothing for the journey–no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.

Luke 9:4 (NIV)

4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.

Luke 9:5 (NIV)

5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them.”

Luke 9:6 (NIV)

6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.

Luke 9:7 (AMP)

7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was being done by [Jesus], and he was [thoroughly] perplexed and troubled, because it was said by some that John [the Baptist] had been raised from the dead,

Luke 9:8 (AMP)

8 And by others that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had come back to life.

Luke 9:9 (KJV)

9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

Luke 9:10 (NKJV)

10 And the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

Luke 9:11 (NIV)

11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.

Luke 9:12 (NASB)

12 Now the day was ending, and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place.”

Luke 9:13 (NKJV)

13 But He said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.”

Luke 9:14 (NASB)

14 (For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, “Have them sit down to eat in groups of about fifty each.”

Luke 9:15 (NASB)

15 They did so, and had them all sit down.

Luke 9:16 (NIV)

16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to set before the people.

Luke 9:17 (NASB)

17 And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.

Luke 9:18 (NKJV)

18 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”

Luke 9:19 (NIV)

19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”

Luke 9:20 (AMP)

20 And He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? And Peter replied, The Christ of God!

Luke 9:21 (NASB)

21 But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone,

Luke 9:22 (AMP)

22 Saying, The Son of Man must suffer many things and be [deliberately] disapproved and repudiated and rejected on the part of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death and on the third day be raised [again].

Luke 9:23 (NASB)

23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

Luke 9:24 (NKJV)

24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.

Luke 9:25 (NKJV)

25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?

Luke 9:26 (NIV)

26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Luke 9:27 (NIV)

27 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:28 (NIV)

28 About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

Luke 9:29 (NIV)

29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

Luke 9:30 (NASB)

30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,

Luke 9:31 (NASB)

31 who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Luke 9:32 (NKJV)

32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.

Luke 9:33 (NIV)

33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters–one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

Luke 9:34 (NIV)

34 While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

Luke 9:35 (NKJV)

35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”

Luke 9:36 (NIV)

36 When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen.

Luke 9:37 (AMP)

37 Now it occurred the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.

Luke 9:38 (NKJV)

38 Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher, I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child.

Luke 9:39 (NIV)

39 A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him.

Luke 9:40 (NKJV)

40 So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.”

Luke 9:41 (NASB)

41 And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and put up with you? Bring your son here.”

Luke 9:42 (NKJV)

42 And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.

Luke 9:43 (NIV)

43 And they were all amazed at the greatness of God. While everyone was marveling at all that Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

Luke 9:44 (NIV)

44 “Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men.”

Luke 9:45 (NIV)

45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

Luke 9:46 (NIV)

46 An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

Luke 9:47 (NKJV)

47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child and set him by Him,

Luke 9:48 (NKJV)

48 and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.”

Luke 9:49 (NIV)

49 “Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”

Luke 9:50 (NKJV)

50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side.”

Luke 9:51 (NASB)

51 When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem;

Luke 9:52 (NASB)

52 and He sent messengers on ahead of Him, and they went and entered a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.

Luke 9:53 (NASB)

53 But they did not receive Him, because He was traveling toward Jerusalem.

Luke 9:54 (NKJV)

54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

Luke 9:55 (NKJV)

55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.

Luke 9:56 (NKJV)

56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.

Luke 9:57 (NIV)

57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

Luke 9:58 (NASB)

58 And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

Luke 9:59 (NIV)-M

59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury (await the death of) my father.”

Luke 9:60 (NIV)

60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:61 (NIV)

61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.”

Luke 9:62 (NIV)

62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Luke Chapter 10

Luke 10:1 (NIV)

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.

Luke 10:2 (NKJV)

2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.

Luke 10:3 (CJB)

3 Get going now, but pay attention! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Luke 10:4 (NIV)

4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

Luke 10:5 (NASB)

5 “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’

Luke 10:6 (NIV)

6 If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.

Luke 10:7 (NASB)

7 “Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.

Luke 10:8 (NIV)

8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you.

Luke 10:9 (NASB)

9 and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

Luke 10:10 (NIV)

10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,

Luke 10:11 (AMP)

11 Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we are wiping off against you; yet know and understand this: the kingdom of God has come near you.

Luke 10:12 (CJB)-M

12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable on the Day of Judgment for Sodom than for that town.

Luke 10:13 (NIV)

13 “Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Luke 10:14 (NASB)

14 “But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.

Luke 10:15 (KJV)-M

15 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell.

Luke 10:16 (NASB)

16 “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

Luke 10:17 (NASB)

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”

Luke 10:18 (NIV)

18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

Luke 10:19 (NKJV)

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Luke 10:20 (NKJV)

20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:21 (CJB)-M

21 At that moment he was filled with joy by the Holy Spirit and said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I thank you because you concealed these things from the sophisticated and educated, yet revealed them to ordinary people. Yes, Father, I thank you that it pleased you to do this.

Luke 10:22 (AMP)

22 All things have been given over into My power by My Father; and no one knows Who the Son is except the Father, or Who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son may choose to reveal and make Him known.

Luke 10:23 (NIV)

23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

Luke 10:24 (NASB)

24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.

Luke 10:25 (CJB)

25 An expert in Torah stood up to try and trap him by asking, “Rabbi, what should I do to obtain eternal life?”

Luke 10:26 (CJB)

26 But Yeshua said to him, “What is written in the Torah? How do you read it?”

Luke 10:27 (AMP)

27 And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 10:28 (NKJV)

28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”

Luke 10:29 (NASB)

29 But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Luke 10:30 (NASB)

30 Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:31 (NIV)

31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32 (AMP)

32 A Levite likewise came down to the place and saw him, and passed by on the other side [of the road].

Luke 10:33 (NKJV)

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.

Luke 10:34 (NIV)

34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.

Luke 10:35 (NIV)

35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

Luke 10:36 (NIV)

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

Luke 10:37 (NKJV)

37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Luke 10:38 (NASB)

38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.

Luke 10:39 (NASB)

39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word.

Luke 10:40 (NASB)

40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”

Luke 10:41 (NKJV)

41 And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.

Luke 10:42 (NKJV)

42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Luke Chapter 11

Luke 11:1 (NASB)

1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”

Luke 11:2 (CJB)

2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, May your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come.

Luke 11:3 (CJB)

3 Give us each day the food we need.

Luke 11:4 (CJB)

4 Forgive us our sins, for we too forgive everyone who has wronged us. And do not lead us to hard testing.’”

Luke 11:5 (NIV)

5 Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

Luke 11:6 (NIV)

6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’

Luke 11:7 (NIV)

7 “Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’

Luke 11:8 (NIV)

8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man’s boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

Luke 11:9 (AMP)

9 So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.

Luke 11:10 (AMP)

10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.

Luke 11:11 (NIV)

11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?

Luke 11:12 (NIV)

12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

Luke 11:13 (NASB)

13 “If 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 those who ask Him?”

Luke 11:14 (NASB)

14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute; when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed.

Luke 11:15 (NIV)

15 But some of them said, “By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.”

Luke 11:16 (NIV)

16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.

Luke 11:17 (NIV)

17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.

Luke 11:18 (NKJV)

18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub.

Luke 11:19 (NKJV)

19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

Luke 11:20 (NKJV)

20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Luke 11:21 (NIV)

21 “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.

Luke 11:22 (NKJV)

22 But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

Luke 11:23 (NASB)

23 “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.

Luke 11:24 (NIV)

24 “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’

Luke 11:25 (NIV)

25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.

Luke 11:26 (NIV)

26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”

Luke 11:27 (NIV)

27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”

Luke 11:28 (NIV)

28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”

Luke 11:29 (NASB)

29 As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.

Luke 11:30 (NASB)

30 “For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

Luke 11:31 (NIV)

31 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.

Luke 11:32 (NIV)

32 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.

Luke 11:33 (NIV)

33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.

Luke 11:34 (NIV)

34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.

Luke 11:35 (NIV)

35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.

Luke 11:36 (NIV)

36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.”

Luke 11:37 (NIV)

37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.

Luke 11:38 (NASB)

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised that He had not first ceremonially washed before the meal.

Luke 11:39 (NIV)

39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.

Luke 11:40 (NIV)

40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?

Luke 11:41 (NKJV)

41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.

Luke 11:42 (NASB)

42 “But woe to you Pharisees! For you pay tithe of mint and rue and every kind of garden herb, and yet disregard justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.

Luke 11:43 (NIV)

43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Luke 11:44 (NIV)

44 “Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it.”

Luke 11:45 (NIV)

45 One of the experts in the law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.”

Luke 11:46 (CJB)

46 Yeshua said, “Woe to you Torah experts too! You load people down with burdens they can hardly bear, and you won’t lift a finger to help them!

Luke 11:47 (CJB)

47 “Woe to you! You build tombs in memory of the prophets, but your fathers murdered them!

Luke 11:48 (NIV)

48 So you testify that you approve of what your forefathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.

Luke 11:49 (NIV)

49 Because of this, God in his wisdom said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.’

Luke 11:50 (NASB)

50 so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,

Luke 11:51 (NIV)

51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.

Luke 11:52 (CJB)

52 “Woe to you Torah experts! For you have taken away the key of knowledge! Not only did you yourselves not go in, you also have stopped those who were trying to enter!”

Luke 11:53 (NIV)

53 When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions,

Luke 11:54 (NIV)

54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.

Luke Chapter 12

Luke 12:1 (NIV)

1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 12:2 (CJB)

2 There is nothing covered up that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not become known.

Luke 12:3 (CJB)

3 What you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

Luke 12:4 (NIV)

4 “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.

Luke 12:5 (NIV)

5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.

Luke 12:6 (NIV)

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Luke 12:7 (NIV)

7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Luke 12:8 (NIV)

8 “I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.

Luke 12:9 (NIV)

9 But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.

Luke 12:10 (NIV)

10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Luke 12:11 (NASB)

11 “When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say;

Luke 12:12 (NIV)

12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

Luke 12:13 (NIV)

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

Luke 12:14 (NASB)

14 But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?”

Luke 12:15 (NIV)

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 12:16 (NASB)

16 And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive.

Luke 12:17 (NASB)

17 “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’

Luke 12:18 (NASB)

18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.

Luke 12:19 (NIV)

19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”‘

Luke 12:20 (NIV)

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’

Luke 12:21 (NIV)

21 “This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.”

Luke 12:22 (NIV)

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

Luke 12:23 (NASB)

23 “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Luke 12:24 (NIV)

24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

Luke 12:25 (NASB)

25 “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span?

Luke 12:26 (AMP)

26 If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you anxious and troubled with cares about the rest?

Luke 12:27 (NIV)

27 “Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

Luke 12:28 (NIV)

28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

Luke 12:29 (NKJV)

29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.

Luke 12:30 (NIV)

30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.

Luke 12:31 (NIV)

31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Luke 12:32 (NIV)

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

Luke 12:33 (NIV)

33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

Luke 12:34 (NIV)

34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Luke 12:35 (NIV)

35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,

Luke 12:36 (NIV)

36 like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

Luke 12:37 (NASB)

37 “Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.

Luke 12:38 (NIV)

38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night.

Luke 12:39 (NASB)

39 “But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into.

Luke 12:40 (NIV)

40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Luke 12:41 (NIV)

41 Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?”

Luke 12:42 (NASB)

42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?

Luke 12:43 (NIV)

43 It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns.

Luke 12:44 (NASB)

44 “Truly I say to you that he will put him in charge of all his possessions.

Luke 12:45 (NIV)

45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the menservants and maidservants and to eat and drink and get drunk.

Luke 12:46 (NIV)

46 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

Luke 12:47 (NIV)

47 “That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows.

Luke 12:48 (NIV)

48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

Luke 12:49 (NIV)

49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Luke 12:50 (NASB)

50 “But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!

Luke 12:51 (NIV)

51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.

Luke 12:52 (NIV)

52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.

Luke 12:53 (NIV)

53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Luke 12:54 (NIV)

54 He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does.

Luke 12:55 (NIV)

55 And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is.

Luke 12:56 (NIV)

56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?

Luke 12:57 (NIV)

57 “Why don’t you judge for yourselves what is right?

Luke 12:58 (NIV)

58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.

Luke 12:59 (NIV)

59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

Luke Chapter 13

Luke 13:1 (NIV)

1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

Luke 13:2 (NIV)

2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?

Luke 13:3 (NIV)

3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

Luke 13:4 (NIV)

4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them–do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?

Luke 13:5 (NIV)

5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Luke 13:6 (NIV)

6 Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any.

Luke 13:7 (NIV)

7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

Luke 13:8 (NIV)

8 “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it.

Luke 13:9 (NIV)

9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'”

Luke 13:10 (AMP)

10 Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.

Luke 13:11 (NASB)

11 And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all.

Luke 13:12 (NASB)

12 When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.”

Luke 13:13 (NASB)

13 And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God.

Luke 13:14 (NASB)

14 But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.”

Luke 13:15 (NIV)

15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?

Luke 13:16 (NIV)

16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

Luke 13:17 (NASB)

17 As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

Luke 13:18 (NIV)

18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?

Luke 13:19 (NIV)

19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.”

Luke 13:20 (NIV)

20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?

Luke 13:21 (NIV)

21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

Luke 13:22 (NIV)

22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.

Luke 13:23 (NIV)

23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them,

Luke 13:24 (NIV)

24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.

Luke 13:25 (NIV)

25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

Luke 13:26 (NIV)

26 “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

Luke 13:27 (NIV)

27 “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

Luke 13:28 (AMP)

28 There will be weeping and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves being cast forth (banished, driven away).

Luke 13:29 (NIV)

29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

Luke 13:30 (AMP)

30 And behold, there are some [now] last who will be first [then], and there are some [now] first who will be last [then].

Luke 13:31 (AMP)

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came up and said to Him, Go away from here, for Herod is determined to kill You.

Luke 13:32 (NKJV)

32 And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’

Luke 13:33 (NIV)

33 In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day–for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

Luke 13:34 (NASB)

34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!

Luke 13:35 (NKJV)

35 See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ “

Luke Chapter 14

Luke 14:1 (NIV)

1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.

Luke 14:2 (NIV2011)

2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body.

Luke 14:3 (NIV)

3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?”

Luke 14:4 (NIV)

4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.

Luke 14:5 (NIV)

5 Then he asked them, “If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?”

Luke 14:6 (CJB)

6 And to these things they could give no answer.

Luke 14:7 (NIV)

7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:

Luke 14:8 (NIV)

8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.

Luke 14:9 (NIV)

9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.

Luke 14:10 (NIV)

10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.

Luke 14:11 (NIV)

11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 14:12 (NIV)

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.

Luke 14:13 (NIV)

13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

Luke 14:14 (NASB)

14 and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Luke 14:15 (NIV)

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 14:16 (NIV)

16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.

Luke 14:17 (NIV)

17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

Luke 14:18 (NIV)

18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’

Luke 14:19 (NIV)

19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

Luke 14:20 (AMP)

20 And another said, I have married a wife, and because of this I am unable to come.

Luke 14:21 (NIV)

21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’

Luke 14:22 (AMP)

22 And the servant [returning] said, Sir, what you have commanded me to do has been done, and yet there is room.

Luke 14:23 (NASB)

23 “And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.

Luke 14:24 (CJB)

24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet!’”

Luke 14:25 (AMP)

25 Now huge crowds were going along with [Jesus], and He turned and said to them,

Luke 14:26 (NASB)

26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:27 (NIV)

27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:28 (NIV)

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?

Luke 14:29 (NIV)

29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,

Luke 14:30 (NASB)

30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Luke 14:31 (NASB)

31 “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?

Luke 14:32 (NIV)

32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.

Luke 14:33 (NIV)

33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.

Luke 14:34 (NIV)

34 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?

Luke 14:35 (NIV)

35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

Luke Chapter 15

Luke 15:1 (AMP)

1 Now the tax collectors and [notorious and especially wicked] sinners were all coming near to [Jesus] to listen to Him.

Luke 15:2 (AMP)

2 And the Pharisees and the scribes kept muttering and indignantly complaining, saying, This man accepts and receives and welcomes [preeminently wicked] sinners and eats with them.

Luke 15:3 (NASB)

3 So He told them this parable, saying,

Luke 15:4 (NIV)

4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

Luke 15:5 (NIV)

5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

Luke 15:6 (NIV)

6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

Luke 15:7 (NIV)

7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Luke 15:8 (NIV)

8 “Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?

Luke 15:9 (NIV)

9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

Luke 15:10 (NIV)

10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Luke 15:11 (NKJV)

11 Then He said: “A certain man had two sons.

Luke 15:12 (NIV)

12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

Luke 15:13 (NIV)

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

Luke 15:14 (NIV)

14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

Luke 15:15 (NIV)

15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs.

Luke 15:16 (NASB)

16 “And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

Luke 15:17 (NIV)

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!

Luke 15:18 (NIV)

18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

Luke 15:19 (CJB)

19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired workers.”’

Luke 15:20 (NIV)

20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

Luke 15:21 (NIV)

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

Luke 15:22 (NIV)

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Luke 15:23 (NIV)

23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.

Luke 15:24 (NIV)

24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

Luke 15:25 (NIV)

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

Luke 15:26 (NIV)

26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.

Luke 15:27 (NIV)

27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

Luke 15:28 (NIV)

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.

Luke 15:29 (NIV)

29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.

Luke 15:30 (NIV)

30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

Luke 15:31 (NIV)

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.

Luke 15:32 (NIV)

32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'”

Luke Chapter 16

Luke 16:1 (NIV)

1 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.

Luke 16:2 (NIV)

2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’

Luke 16:3 (NASB)

3 “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.

Luke 16:4 (NASB)

4 “I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.’

Luke 16:5 (NASB)

5 “And he summoned each one of his master’s debtors, and he began saying to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’

Luke 16:6 (NASB)

6 “And he said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ And he said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’

Luke 16:7 (NASB)

7 “Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ And he said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He *said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’

Luke 16:8 (NASB)

8 “And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

Luke 16:9 (NKJV)-M

9 And I say to you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous wealth, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.

Luke 16:10 (NASB)

10 “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

Luke 16:11 (NIV)

11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?

Luke 16:12 (NIV)

12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?

Luke 16:13 (NIV)

13 “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

Luke 16:14 (NASB)

14 Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

Luke 16:15 (NASB)

15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.

Luke 16:16 (NKJV)-M

16 The law and the prophets were until the ministry of John began. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

Luke 16:17 (CJB)

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter in the Torah to become void.

Luke 16:18 (CJB)

18 Every man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and a man who marries a woman divorced by her husband commits adultery.

Luke 16:19 (NIV)

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.

Luke 16:20 (NKJV)

20 But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,

Luke 16:21 (CJB)

21 He would have been glad to eat the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table; but instead, even the dogs would come and lick his sores.

Luke 16:22 (NKJV)

22 So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.

Luke 16:23 (NIV)

23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.

Luke 16:24 (NKJV)

24 Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’

Luke 16:25 (NKJV)

25 But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.

Luke 16:26 (NASB)

26 ‘And besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’

Luke 16:27 (NIV)

27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house,

Luke 16:28 (NIV)

28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’

Luke 16:29 (NIV)

29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

Luke 16:30 (NASB)

30 “But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’

Luke 16:31 (NIV)

31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'”

Luke Chapter 17

Luke 17:1 (NKJV)

1 Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!

Luke 17:2 (NKJV)

2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

Luke 17:3 (NASB)

3 “Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

Luke 17:4 (NKJV)

4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

Luke 17:5 (NKJV)

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

Luke 17:6 (NKJV)

6 So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Luke 17:7 (NKJV)

7 And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?

Luke 17:8 (NIV)

8 Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’?

Luke 17:9 (NKJV)

9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.

Luke 17:10 (NKJV)

10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ “

Luke 17:11 (NIV)

11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.

Luke 17:12 (AMP)

12 And as He was going into one village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance.

Luke 17:13 (AMP)

13 And they raised up their voices and called, Jesus, Master, take pity and have mercy on us!

Luke 17:14 (NASB)

14 When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed.

Luke 17:15 (NASB)

15 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,

Luke 17:16 (AMP)

16 And he fell prostrate at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him [over and over]. And he was a Samaritan.

Luke 17:17 (NIV)

17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?

Luke 17:18 (NASB)

18 “Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?”

Luke 17:19 (NASB)

19 And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17:20 (NASB)

20 Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed;

Luke 17:21 (NIV)

21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”

Luke 17:22 (NIV)

22 Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.

Luke 17:23 (NIV)

23 Men will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them.

Luke 17:24 (NIV)

24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.

Luke 17:25 (NIV)

25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

Luke 17:26 (NIV)

26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.

Luke 17:27 (NIV)

27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

Luke 17:28 (NIV)

28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.

Luke 17:29 (NIV)

29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Luke 17:30 (NIV)

30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

Luke 17:31 (NIV)

31 On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything.

Luke 17:32 (NIV)

32 Remember Lot’s wife!

Luke 17:33 (CJB)

33 Whoever aims at preserving his own life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will stay alive.

Luke 17:34 (NIV)

34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

Luke 17:35 (NIV)

35 Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.

Luke 17:36 (AMP)

36 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.

Luke 17:37 (CJB)

37 They asked him, “Where, Lord?” He answered, “Wherever there’s a dead body, that’s where the vultures gather.”

Luke Chapter 18

Luke 18:1 (NIV)

1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Luke 18:2 (NIV)

2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.

Luke 18:3 (NIV)

3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

Luke 18:4 (NKJV)

4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,

Luke 18:5 (NASB)

5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'”

Luke 18:6 (NKJV)

6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.

Luke 18:7 (NIV)

7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?

Luke 18:8 (NKJV)

8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

Luke 18:9 (NKJV)

9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

Luke 18:10 (NIV)

10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

Luke 18:11 (NIV)

11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men–robbers, evildoers, adulterers–or even like this tax collector.

Luke 18:12 (NKJV)

12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’

Luke 18:13 (NIV)

13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

Luke 18:14 (NIV)

14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 18:15 (NIV2011)

15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

Luke 18:16 (NIV)

16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Luke 18:17 (NKJV)

17 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

Luke 18:18 (NIV)

18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Luke 18:19 (NASB)

19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

Luke 18:20 (NIV)

20 You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'”

Luke 18:21 (NASB)

21 And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”

Luke 18:22 (NIV)

22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

Luke 18:23 (NIV)

23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.

Luke 18:24 (NIV)-M

24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the [worldly] rich to enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 18:25 (NIV)

25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a [worldly] rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Luke 18:26 (NIV)

26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”

Luke 18:27 (CJB)

27 He said, “What is impossible humanly is possible with God.”

Luke 18:28 (NIV)

28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”

Luke 18:29 (NIV)

29 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God

Luke 18:30 (NIV)

30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.”

Luke 18:31 (NIV)

31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.

Luke 18:32 (NASB)

32 “For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,

Luke 18:33 (NASB)

33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”

Luke 18:34 (NIV)

34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

Luke 18:35 (NASB)

35 As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

Luke 18:36 (NIV)

36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

Luke 18:37 (NIV)

37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

Luke 18:38 (NIV)

38 He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Luke 18:39 (NIV)

39 Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Luke 18:40 (NIV)

40 Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,

Luke 18:41 (NKJV)

41 saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”

Luke 18:42 (NKJV)

42 Then Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 18:43 (NASB)

43 Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, glorifying God; and when all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Luke Chapter 19

Luke 19:1 (AMP)

1 AND [Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through it.

Luke 19:2 (NIV)

2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.

Luke 19:3 (NKJV)

3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature.

Luke 19:4 (NASB)

4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.

Luke 19:5 (AMP)

5 And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.

Luke 19:6 (NASB)

6 And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly.

Luke 19:7 (NKJV)

7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.”

Luke 19:8 (NASB)

8 Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”

Luke 19:9 (NIV)

9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.

Luke 19:10 (NASB)

10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Luke 19:11 (NASB)

11 While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.

Luke 19:12 (CJB)

12 Therefore he said, “A nobleman went to a country far away to have himself crowned king and then return.

Luke 19:13 (NASB)

13 “And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, ‘Do business with this until I come back.

Luke 19:14 (NIV)

14 “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

Luke 19:15 (NIV)

15 “He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

Luke 19:16 (NIV)

16 “The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

Luke 19:17 (NIV)

17 “‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

Luke 19:18 (NIV)

18 “The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

Luke 19:19 (NIV)

19 “His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’

Luke 19:20 (NIV)

20 “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth.

Luke 19:21 (NASB)

21 for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.’

Luke 19:22 (NASB)

22 “He *said to him, ‘By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow?

Luke 19:23 (NASB)

23 ‘Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?’

Luke 19:24 (NASB)

24 “Then he said to the bystanders, ‘Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’

Luke 19:25 (NASB)

25 “And they said to him, ‘Master, he has ten minas already.

Luke 19:26 (NASB)

26 “I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.

Luke 19:27 (NASB)

27 “But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”

Luke 19:28 (NIV)

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

Luke 19:29 (NIV)

29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them,

Luke 19:30 (NIV)

30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.

Luke 19:31 (NASB)

31 “If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of it.'”

Luke 19:32 (NASB)

32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as He had told them.

Luke 19:33 (NIV)

33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

Luke 19:34 (NASB)

34 They said, “The Lord has need of it.”

Luke 19:35 (AMP)

35 And they brought it to Jesus; then they threw their garments over the colt and set Jesus upon it.

Luke 19:36 (CJB)

36 As he went along, people carpeted the road with their clothing;

Luke 19:37 (NIV)

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

Luke 19:38 (NIV)

38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Luke 19:39 (NASB)

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”

Luke 19:40 (NKJV)

40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

Luke 19:41 (NIV)

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it

Luke 19:42 (NKJV)

42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Luke 19:43 (NIV)

43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

Luke 19:44 (NIV)

44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Luke 19:45 (NIV)

45 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling.

Luke 19:46 (NKJV)

46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ “

Luke 19:47 (AMP)

47 And He continued to teach day after day in the temple [porches and courts]. The chief priests and scribes and the leading men of the people were seeking to put Him to death,

Luke 19:48 (AMP)

48 But they did not discover anything they could do, for all the people hung upon His words and stuck by Him.

Luke Chapter 20

Luke 20:1 (NASB)

1 On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,

Luke 20:2 (NASB)

2 and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”

Luke 20:3 (NASB)

3 Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

Luke 20:4 (NASB)

4 “Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?”

Luke 20:5 (NASB)

5 They reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’

Luke 20:6 (NASB)

6 “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Luke 20:7 (NASB)

7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

Luke 20:8 (NIV)

8 Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”

Luke 20:9 (NKJV)

9 Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.

Luke 20:10 (NIV)

10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

Luke 20:11 (NIV)

11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.

Luke 20:12 (NIV)

12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.

Luke 20:13 (NASB)

13 “The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Luke 20:14 (NASB)

14 “But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’

Luke 20:15 (NASB)

15 “So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?

Luke 20:16 (NIV)

16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When the people heard this, they said, “May this never be!”

Luke 20:17 (NKJV)

17 Then He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone’?

Luke 20:18 (NKJV)

18 “Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”

Luke 20:19 (NIV)

19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.

Luke 20:20 (NASB)

20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.

Luke 20:21 (NIV)

21 So the spies questioned him: “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.

Luke 20:22 (NIV)

22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

Luke 20:23 (NKJV)

23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Why do you test Me?

Luke 20:24 (AMP)

24 Show Me a denarius (a coin)! Whose image and inscription does it have? They answered, Caesar’s.

Luke 20:25 (NASB)

25 And He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Luke 20:26 (NASB)

26 And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.

Luke 20:27 (NASB)

27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),

Luke 20:28 (NIV)

28 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.

Luke 20:29 (NIV)

29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.

Luke 20:30 (NKJV)

30 And the second took her as wife, and he died childless.

Luke 20:31 (CJB)

31 and third took her, and likewise all seven, but they all died without leaving children.

Luke 20:32 (NASB)

32 “Finally the woman died also.

Luke 20:33 (NASB)

33 “In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.”

Luke 20:34 (CJB)

34 Yeshua said to them, “In this age, men and women marry;

Luke 20:35 (CJB)

35 but those judged worthy of the age to come, and of resurrection from the dead, do not get married,

Luke 20:36 (CJB)

36 because they can no longer die. Being children of the Resurrection, they are like angels; indeed, they are children of God.

Luke 20:37 (NIV)

37 But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’

Luke 20:38 (AMP)

38 Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all men are alive [whether in the body or out of it] and they are alive [not dead] unto Him [in definite relationship to Him].

Luke 20:39 (NASB)

39 Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.”

Luke 20:40 (NKJV)

40 But after that they dared not question Him anymore.

Luke 20:41 (AMP)

41 But He asked them, How can people say that the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is David’s Son?

Luke 20:42 (NIV)

42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand

Luke 20:43 (NIV)

43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”‘

Luke 20:44 (CJB)

44 David thus calls him ‘Lord.’ So how can he be David’s son?”

Luke 20:45 (NIV)

45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,

Luke 20:46 (NIV)

46 “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.

Luke 20:47 (NIV)

47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.”

Luke Chapter 21

Luke 21:1 (AMP)

1 LOOKING UP, [Jesus] saw the rich people putting their gifts into the treasury.

Luke 21:2 (NASB)

2 And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.

Luke 21:3 (NASB)

3 And He said, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all of them;

Luke 21:4 (NIV)

4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Luke 21:5 (NIV)

5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

Luke 21:6 (NIV)

6 “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”

Luke 21:7 (NASB)

7 They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?”

Luke 21:8 (AMP)

8 And He said, Be on your guard and be careful that you are not led astray; for many will come in My name [appropriating to themselves the name Messiah which belongs to Me], saying, I am He! and, The time is at hand! Do not go out after them.

Luke 21:9 (NASB)

9 “When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”

Luke 21:10 (AMP)

10 Then He told them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

Luke 21:11 (NKJV)-M

11 And there will be great earthquakes in various [unusual] places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Luke 21:12 (NIV)

12 “But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.

Luke 21:13 (AMP)

13 This will be a time (an opportunity) for you to bear testimony.

Luke 21:14 (AMP)

14 Resolve and settle it in your minds not to meditate and prepare beforehand how you are to make your defense and how you will answer.

Luke 21:15 (NIV)

15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Luke 21:16 (NASB)

16 “But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,

Luke 21:17 (NIV)

17 All men will hate you because of me.

Luke 21:18 (NASB)

18 “Yet not a hair of your head will perish.

Luke 21:19 (CJB)

19 By standing firm you will save your lives.

Luke 21:20 (NIV)

20 “When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

Luke 21:21 (NASB)

21 “Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city;

Luke 21:22 (NIV)

22 For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.

Luke 21:23 (NIV)

23 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.

Luke 21:24 (NASB)

24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Luke 21:25 (NASB)

25 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Luke 21:26 (NIV)

26 Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.

Luke 21:27 (AMP)

27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor).

Luke 21:28 (NIV)

28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

Luke 21:29 (CJB)

29 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, indeed all the trees.

Luke 21:30 (CJB)

30 As soon as they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves that summer is near.

Luke 21:31 (NIV)

31 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.

Luke 21:32 (NIV)

32 “I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

Luke 21:33 (NIV)

33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Luke 21:34 (NKJV)

34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.

Luke 21:35 (AMP)

35 For it will come upon all who live upon the face of the entire earth.

Luke 21:36 (NKJV)

36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Luke 21:37 (NIV)

37 Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,

Luke 21:38 (NASB)

38 And all the people would get up early in the morning to come to Him in the temple to listen to Him.

Luke Chapter 22

Luke 22:1 (AMP)

1 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread was drawing near, which is called the Passover.

Luke 22:2 (NASB)

2 The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

Luke 22:3 (AMP)

3 But [then] Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve [apostles].

Luke 22:4 (NIV)

4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.

Luke 22:5 (AMP)

5 And they were delighted and pledged [themselves] to give him money.

Luke 22:6 (NIV)

6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.

Luke 22:7 (AMP)

7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover [lamb] had to be slain.

Luke 22:8 (NIV)

8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

Luke 22:9 (CJB)

9 They asked him, “Where do you want us to prepare it?”

Luke 22:10 (NASB)

10 And He said to them, “When you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters.

Luke 22:11 (AMP)

11 And say to the master of the house, The Teacher asks you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover [meal] with My disciples?

Luke 22:12 (NIV)

12 He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

Luke 22:13 (NASB)

13 And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

Luke 22:14 (NIV)

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.

Luke 22:15 (AMP)

15 And He said to them, I have earnestly and intensely desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

Luke 22:16 (NASB)

16 for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Luke 22:17 (NASB)

17 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves;

Luke 22:18 (NIV)

18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

Luke 22:19 (NIV)

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Luke 22:20 (AMP)

20 And in like manner, He took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament or covenant [ratified] in My blood, which is shed (poured out) for you.

Luke 22:21 (NKJV)

21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.

Luke 22:22 (CJB)

22 The Son of Man is going to his death according to God’s plan, but woe to that man by whom he is being betrayed!”

Luke 22:23 (NASB)

23 And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing.

Luke 22:24 (NASB)

24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest.

Luke 22:25 (NIV)

25Jesus told them, “In this world the kings and great men lord it over their people, and view themselves as the benefactors of the labor of the people.

Luke 22:26 (AMP)

26 But this is not to be so with you; on the contrary, let him who is the greatest among you become like the youngest, and him who is the chief and leader like one who serves.

Luke 22:27 (NASB)

27 “For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

Luke 22:28 (CJB)

28 “You are the ones who have stayed with me throughout my trials.

Luke 22:29 (NIV)

29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,

Luke 22:30 (NASB)

30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Luke 22:31 (NASB)

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;

Luke 22:32 (NIV)

32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

Luke 22:33 (AMP)

33 And [Simon Peter] said to Him, Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death.

Luke 22:34 (AMP)

34 But Jesus said, I tell you, Peter, before a [single] cock shall crow this day, you will three times [utterly] deny that you know Me.

Luke 22:35 (NIV)

35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered.

Luke 22:36 (NIV)

36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.

Luke 22:37 (NIV)

37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

Luke 22:38 (NIV)

38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That is enough,” he replied.

Luke 22:39 (NASB)

39 And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.

Luke 22:40 (NASB)

40 When He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

Luke 22:41 (NASB)

41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray,

Luke 22:42 (NASB)

42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”

Luke 22:43 (NIV)

43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

Luke 22:44 (NASB)

44 And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Luke 22:45 (NIV)

45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.

Luke 22:46 (NIV)

46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

Luke 22:47 (NIV)

47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him,

Luke 22:48 (NASB)

48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

Luke 22:49 (NIV)

49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?”

Luke 22:50 (NKJV)

50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

Luke 22:51 (NASB)

51 But Jesus answered and said, “Stop! No more of this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.

Luke 22:52 (NIV)

52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs?

Luke 22:53 (NIV)

53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour–when darkness reigns.”

Luke 22:54 (NASB)

54 Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest; but Peter was following at a distance.

Luke 22:55 (AMP)

55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and were seated together, Peter sat among them.

Luke 22:56 (AMP)

56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and gazing [intently] at him, said, This man too was with Him.

Luke 22:57 (NASB)

57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”

Luke 22:58 (NASB)

58 A little later, another saw him and said, “You are one of them too!” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”

Luke 22:59 (NASB)

59 After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, saying, “Certainly this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too.”

Luke 22:60 (AMP)

60 But Peter said, Man, I do not know what you are talking about. And instantly, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.

Luke 22:61 (NASB)

61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”

Luke 22:62 (NKJV)

62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:63 (AMP)

63 Now the men who had Jesus in custody treated Him with contempt and scoffed at and ridiculed Him and beat Him;

Luke 22:64 (NKJV)

64 And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?”

Luke 22:65 (AMP)

65 And they said many other evil and slanderous and insulting words against Him, reviling Him.

Luke 22:66 (AMP)

66 As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led Him into their council (the Sanhedrin), and they said,

Luke 22:67 (NIV)

67 “If you are the Christ,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me,

Luke 22:68 (NIV)

68 and if I asked you, you would not answer.

Luke 22:69 (AMP)

69 But hereafter (from this time on), the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

Luke 22:70 (NIV)

70 They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied, “You are right in saying I am.”

Luke 22:71 (AMP)

71 And they said, What further evidence do we need? For we have heard [it] ourselves from His own mouth!

Luke Chapter 23

Luke 23:1 (NIV)

1 Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate.

Luke 23:2 (CJB)

2 where they started accusing him. “We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the Emperor and claiming that he himself is the Messiah — a king!”

Luke 23:3 (NASB)

3 So Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And He answered him and said, “It is as you say.”

Luke 23:4 (AMP)

4 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the throngs, I find no guilt or crime in this Man.

Luke 23:5 (NASB)

5 But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching all over Judea, starting from Galilee even as far as this place.”

Luke 23:6 (AMP)

6 Upon hearing this, Pilate asked whether the Man was a Galilean.

Luke 23:7 (NIV)

7 When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.

Luke 23:8 (NIV)

8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle.

Luke 23:9 (NIV)

9 He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.

Luke 23:10 (NIV)

10 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him.

Luke 23:11 (NIV)

11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.

Luke 23:12 (NASB)

12 Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been enemies with each other.

Luke 23:13 (NASB)

13 Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

Luke 23:14 (NASB)

14 and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one who incites the people to rebellion, and behold, having examined Him before you, I have found no guilt in this man regarding the charges which you make against Him.

Luke 23:15 (CJB)

15 And neither did Herod, because he sent him back to us. Clearly, he has not done anything that merits the death penalty.

Luke 23:16 (CJB)

16 Therefore, what I will do is have him flogged and release him.”

Luke 23:17 (AMP)

17 For it was necessary for him to release to them one prisoner at the Feast.

Luke 23:18 (NASB)

18 But they cried out all together, saying, “Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!”

Luke 23:19 (NIV)

19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.)

Luke 23:20 (NASB)

20 Pilate, wanting to release Jesus, addressed them again,

Luke 23:21 (NIV)

21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”

Luke 23:22 (NIV)

22 For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty. Therefore I will have him punished and then release him.”

Luke 23:23 (NKJV)

23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed.

Luke 23:24 (NIV)

24 So Pilate decided to grant their demand.

Luke 23:25 (NASB)

25 And he released the man they were asking for who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but he delivered Jesus to their will.

Luke 23:26 (NASB)

26 When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus.

Luke 23:27 (NKJV)

27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him.

Luke 23:28 (NKJV)

28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.

Luke 23:29 (NASB)

29 “For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’

Luke 23:30 (NIV)

30 Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”‘

Luke 23:31 (NASB)

31 “For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

Luke 23:32 (AMP)

32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be executed with Him.

Luke 23:33 (AMP)

33 And when they came to the place which is called The Skull [Latin: Calvary; Hebrew: Golgotha], there they crucified Him, and [along with] the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.

Luke 23:34 (AMP)

34 And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they divided His garments and distributed them by casting lots for them.

Luke 23:35 (CJB)

35 The people stood watching, and the rulers sneered at him. “He saved others,” they said, “so if he really is the Messiah, the one chosen by God, let him save himself!”

Luke 23:36 (CJB)

36 The soldiers too ridiculed him; they came up, offered him vinegar

Luke 23:37 (CJB)

37 and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!”

Luke 23:38 (CJB)

38 And there was a notice over him which read, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS

Luke 23:39 (CJB)

39 One of the criminals hanging there hurled insults at him. “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

Luke 23:40 (NIV)

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?

Luke 23:41 (NIV)

41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

Luke 23:42 (NIV)

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Luke 23:43 (NIV)

43 Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Luke 23:44 (NASB)

44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,

Luke 23:45 (NKJV)

45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two.

Luke 23:46 (NIV)

46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

Luke 23:47 (NKJV)

47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”

Luke 23:48 (NIV)

48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away.

Luke 23:49 (AMP)

49 And all the acquaintances of [Jesus] and the women who had followed Him from Galilee stood at a distance and watched these things.

Luke 23:50 (NIV)

50 Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man,

Luke 23:51 (NIV)

51 who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea and he was waiting for the kingdom of God.

Luke 23:52 (AMP)

52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Luke 23:53 (NIV)

53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth and placed it in a tomb cut in the rock, one in which no one had yet been laid.

Luke 23:54 (NIV)

54 It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.

Luke 23:55 (NIV)

55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it.

Luke 23:56 (NIV)

56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.

Luke Chapter 24

Luke 24:1 (NIV)

1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.

Luke 24:2 (NKJV)

2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.

Luke 24:3 (AMP)

3 But when they went inside, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 24:4 (NIV)

4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

Luke 24:5 (NIV)

5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?

Luke 24:6 (NIV)

6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

Luke 24:7 (NIV)

7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'”

Luke 24:8 (AMP)

8 And they remembered His words.

Luke 24:9 (NIV)

9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others.

Luke 24:10 (AMP)

10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who reported these things to the apostles.

Luke 24:11 (NIV)

11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.

Luke 24:12 (NKJV)

12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

Luke 24:13 (NIV)

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem.

Luke 24:14 (NASB)

14 And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.

Luke 24:15 (NIV)

15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;

Luke 24:16 (NASB)

16 But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.

Luke 24:17 (NKJV)

17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”

Luke 24:18 (CJB)-M

18 and one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only person staying in Jerusalem that doesn’t know the things that have been going on there the last few days?”

Luke 24:19 (NKJV)

19 And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,

Luke 24:20 (NKJV)

20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.

Luke 24:21 (NKJV)

21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.

Luke 24:22 (NKJV)

22 Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.

Luke 24:23 (NKJV)

23 When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.

Luke 24:24 (NKJV)

24 And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”

Luke 24:25 (NIV)

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Luke 24:26 (AMP)

26 Was it not necessary and essentially fitting that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer all these things before entering into His glory (His majesty and splendor)?

Luke 24:27 (NIV)

27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

Luke 24:28 (NIV)

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther.

Luke 24:29 (NIV)

29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

Luke 24:30 (NIV)

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.

Luke 24:31 (NASB)

31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight.

Luke 24:32 (NASB)

32 They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:33 (NIV)

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together

Luke 24:34 (NIV)

34 and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

Luke 24:35 (NIV)

35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.

Luke 24:36 (NIV)

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Luke 24:37 (NIV)

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.

Luke 24:38 (NASB)

38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:39 (NIV)

39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

Luke 24:40 (NASB)

40 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.

Luke 24:41 (NIV)

41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”

Luke 24:42 (NKJV)

42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.

Luke 24:43 (NIV)

43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.

Luke 24:44 (NIV)

44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

Luke 24:45 (NIV)

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

Luke 24:46 (AMP)

46 And said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer and on the third day rise from (among) the dead,

Luke 24:47 (CJB)-M

47 and in his name repentance leading to forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed to people from all nations, starting with Jerusalem.

Luke 24:48 (NIV)

48 You are witnesses of these things.

Luke 24:49 (NKJV)

49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

Luke 24:50 (NASB)

50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.

Luke 24:51 (AMP)

51 And it occurred that while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was taken up into heaven.

Luke 24:52 (NASB)

52 And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

Luke 24:53 (NIV)

53 And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

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