"Line upon line, precept upon precept"
Jesus opened in the gospel of Matthew by teaching the need to
repent because the kingdom of heaven was at hand. Repentance means to turn back to do what God said to do. Through careful
review and hearing and doing His (Elohim's) teachings we can know what Jesus (Joshua/Y'shua) taught,
just as the original disciples did.
Years of study into the matter of the teachings of Jesus finally revealed what should have been obvious
to me at the beginning, but I didn't realize it until years later. We have four gospel accounts. They do not agree
in what Jesus said. An example is in Matthew he had taught to be brief in our prayers, as the Father already knows what
we need. Even on the topic of his death by crucifixsion, his requests were brief, and only three. In another gospel
account he says we need to weary God with our requests so God will give us what we want so He won't constantly be hearing
from us! Those are two wildly opposed teachings about prayer to the Father in heaven. There is much more, as the
gospels don't agree about who Jesus is, whether he was pre existant with God from the beginning, or if, as in Matthew, God
proclaimed "This day have I begotten you" - which is a wildly different viewpoint of Jesus than is taught in John.
The wildly variant ending of Mark defies Matthew. No, I fear we have all been hoodwinked - we have four gospels, but
only one is worth listening to. So as you review this list, which was the start of my investigation into the Teachings
of Jesus - keep in mind to observe two things:
1. The context of all the teachings of Jesus (Joshua) are what God had already spoken, especially
knowing the spoken words of God at Sinai - which were evidently altered in the days of Ezekiel (see "The Valediction
2. Note that Jesus was teaching the proper interpretation and application of the Instructions of God.
See Isaiah 42 - 45, and 56, 57. God is not hard to understand if we are openhearted to seek to do the will of God -
the upright application of the Covenant of God. See the corrected 10 Commandments. See the listing of "The
Blessings" and "The Curses". That is the true list, as it was also known to the Prophets of old.
Those are the true standards, and Jesus never taught against them - but many have lied and altered what he taught, and many
more defy God and Jesus by believing and saying that Paul taught the truth. Paul was a rank liar, and was not even a
Jew - let alone a Pharisee of Pharisee who studied under Gamaliel.
we know the Teachings of God about justice and righteousness - we can identify a liar against Him. Until we believe
and observe the Teachings of God - we cannot know the truth. Until you understand what Jesus was teaching in Matthew,
you don't know or understand him... Seek Elohim while you still have the freedom to do so!
Scripture warns of
a time coming upon the world that will catch everyone in a trap/snare (Matt. 24; Psalm 2, 46; Isaiah 42, and others), there
are also parting words from Jesus regarding patience, courage, faithfulness, prayer and standing firm in abiding in His teachings
Advice in Revelation is to be numbered among those whose testimony of Jesus empowers their lives and
is in agreement with what he taught and was killed for teaching: the Truth as given by Elohim and all the holy Prophets.
This is also in keeping with the quote from Moses in Acts 3:22,23, that we are to hear whatever He had to say. It isn't
about us being perfect, but that we are actively living and growing by abiding in the treasures of hope and truth Jesus gave
about the will of God, this life, and the one to come - that he makes known to his disciples that abide in his word,
which is to abide in doing the will of God and being totally faithful to the Everlasting Covenant.
Isaiah 42:21,22; "The LORD is well
pleased for His righteousness sake;
He will exalt the Law and make it honorable.
But this is a people robbed and plundered;
All of them are snared
And they are hidden in prison houses;
they are for prey, and no one delivers;
For plunder and no one says, "Restore!"
Following is a listing made of all the things
he taught that are direct teachings of commandments, precepts, promises and judgements that his disciples are to
hold fast to. Most everyone recognizes the 'golden rule', but He gave us far more than that. I would invite everyone
who calls themselves Christian wash themselves in his word and consider each truth and how it relates to their personal
relationship with the Master Teacher - Elohim, who is our Teacher, Savior and Redeemer.
This listing is reasonably complete. After
extensive study it seemed useful to outline the core gospel, according to Jesus, by His instructions and the Scriptures he
was teaching about. This can be found on the separate link: The Teachings of Jesus (Yahshua). Plans are
to edit the text to less offensive to those still trusting in Paul, but there are a few key elements of the gospel of Christ.
Pay no mind to capitalized
texts refering to Jesus, such as "My", "He" and such, unless it denotes the Father Himself. In reality,
the original Covenant didn't even captitalize "god", and use to denote divinity should be ignored. Much below
is from the AENT. Please see the full Hebrew Gospel of Matthew as found on the last homepage link to double check the
latest discoveries about textual alterations - truth matters if we desire life as given and blessed by Elohim.
*(black text) texts noted from the AENT *Aramaic
English New Testament, Netzari Press LLC, copyright 2010
4:4; "Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Deu. 8:3
- 4:7; "You
shall not tempt the LORD your God." Deu.
"You shall worship the LORD
your God, and Him only you shall serve." Deu. 6:13
- "Leave enemy, for it is written that you will worship Master YHWH your Elohim and Him alone
you will serve." Deu. 6:13
- 4:17; "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
- "Y'shua would preach
in all Galeela and would teach in their assemblies. And he preached the Hope of the Kingdom and healed every disease
and sickness among the people.
- 'Blessed' (goodness towards you) 'are they who are poor in spirit, because theirs is the
Kingdom of Heaven.' Is 57:15; 66:2
- 'Blessed are they who are mourning, because they will be comforted. Is 61:2; 66:10-12
- 'Blessed are they who are
meek because they will inherit the earth. Ps 37:11; 149:4
- 'Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness because they will
be satisfied. Ze 2:3; Ps 11:3-7; Is 66:11,12
- 'Blessed are they who are merciful because mercies will be upon them. Ps 18:25; 2 Sa
are they who are pure in their hearts because they will see Elohim. Ps 24:4; 51:10; 15:1,2
- 'Blessed are they who make
peace because they will be called the sons of Elohim Ps 122:8,9; Is 26:12; Ps 72:3-7
- 'Blessed are they who are persecuted because of righteousness
because theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Ps 38:20; Is 66:5
- Blessed are you whenever they curse you and they persecute you and they say
every evil word about you falsely because of me. Ps 119: 85-87
- '5:16; "Let your light shine so before men, that they may see your
good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
- 5:17; "Do
not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets."
- "Do not think that I have come to loosen Torah or the prophets. I have not come to loosen but
to fulfill." (Due 4:2; 13:1; 12:32)
- 5:17; "I
did not come to destroy but to fulfill." (The
Law and Prophets)
- 5:18; "; till
heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."
- "For truly I say to you that until heaven and earth pass away, not one Yodh
or one stroke will pass from Torah until everything happens."
- 5:19; "Whoever therefore
breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven;"
- " All who loosen, therefore, from one (of) these small commandments and teach thus to
the sons of man, will be called little in the Kingdom of Heaven."
- 5:20; "For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of
the scribes and Pharisees you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."
- 5:22; "But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without
a cause shall be in danger of the judgment."
- "But I say to you that
anyone who provokes to anger his brother without cause, is condemned to judgment and anyone who should say to his brother,
I spit on you, is condemned to the assembly, and anyone who should say, you are a coward, is condemned to the Gehenna
- 5:22; "And whoever
says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council.’ (Note: Raca means ‘empty head’)
- 5:22; "But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire."
- 5:23,24; "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar (worship God), and there remember that your brother has something
against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother and then
come and offer your gift."
- 5:25; "Agree with your adversary quickly while you are on the way
to him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into
prison. Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny."
- "Be in agreement with your adversary at Torah while you are with him on the way,
or else your adversary at Torah deliver you to the judge and the judge deliver you to the officer and you be thrown into
the house of captives."
- 5:27,28; "You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed
adultery with her in his heart."
- 5:29,30; "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast
it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into
hell." (Note this is a place where
Jesus teaches about hell being a physical place)
- 5:31,32; "Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’
But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery;
and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery."**19:1-12; Note that the teaching on divorce is expanded to explain further that ‘All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has
been given.’ and that ‘He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.’ A true prophet could not add to or take away from the Torah Covenant Standards given
by Elohim. Records show more than one reason for divorce, so I suspect this teaching was altered to some degree; as
it appears most faithful to the eariler texts to be a teaching to those who had not provided their wives a divorce certificate
as required by Elohim, and therefore they had not completed/fulfilled the Elohim given requirements to be divorces, and were
therefore still married to the wife not given the certificate of divorce. However, we need to ensure we keep the Covenant
faithfully, which also requires the Ten Decrees, the Blessings, and the Curses. Be faithful to the Covenant, as it was
"V" record of the Decrees,
as of March, 2021, "The Valediction of Moses published. ("(1)" numbering is added)
..."Be careful, lest you forget
and make for yourselves a carving or image in the form of any figure that is in the heavens above or upon the earth below
or in the waters beneath the earth. For my anger would then burn against you, and I would eradicate you swiftly from
upon this good land. Know today and keep his decrees and commandments, so that it may go well for you and so that you
may live long upon the land that Elohim, your god is giving you. Listen, Israel: Elohim, our god, is a single god.
So love Elohim, your god, with all your heart and all your soul, very much, and keep these proclamations that I command you
today upon your heart. Teach them to all your children and recite them when you sit at home, when you go on your way,
when you lie down, and when you rise. Tie them as a declaration upon your arm, and they shall serve as an affirmation
between your eyes. Inscribe them upon the posts of your home and gate. For Elohim made a pact with
you at Horeb on the day of the assembly. I stood between Elohim and you at this time - for you were afraid on account
of the fire and did not climb the mountain - to tell you the word of your god, as follows:
(1) I am Elohim, your god, who
freed you from the land of Egypt, from the slave-house. You shall not have any other gods. You shall not make
a carving or any image that is in the heavens above or the earth below or in the waters beneath the earth. You shall
not prostrate yourselves before them, and you shall not serve them. I am Elohim, your god.
(2) Sanctify the seventh day and
rest on it. For in six days I made the heavens and the earth and all that is in them, and I rested on the seventh day.
Therefore you too shall rest, along with your livestock and all that you have. I am Elohim, your god.
your father and your mother. I am Elohim, your god.
(4) You shall not slay the soul of your brother. I am Elohim, your god.
(5)You shall not commit adultery with the wife of your fellow. I am Elohim, your
(6) You shall not steal the wealth of your brother. I am Elohim, your god.
(7) You shall not swear in my name
falsely, for I shall avenge the transgression of the fathers against the sons, grandsons, and great grandsons for those who
bear my name falsely. I am Elohim, your god.
(8) You shall not submit against your fellow a false judgment.
I am Elohim, your god.
(9) You shall not desire the wife of your fellow, his male slave, his female slave, or anything
that is his. I am Elohim, your god.
(10) You shall not hate your brother in your heart. I am Elohim, your
(Standard) It is these ten pronouncements that Elohim uttered to you upon the mountain from amid the fire."
is the man who has Elohim as his god, and who prostrates himself only to him, and who serves him alone."
is the man who sanctifies the seventh day and rests on it."
"Blessed is he who honors his father and his
"Blessed is the man who does not avenge or exact retribution for the soul of his brother."
is the man who does not defile the wife of his fellow."
"Blessed is the man who does not cheat his fellow."
is the man who does not swear in my name falsely."
"Blessed is the man who does not deceive or lie to his fellow."
is he who does not lust after anyone belonging to his fellow."
"Blessed is the man who loves his fellow."
is the man who upholds all the proclamations of this teaching to perform them."
"Cursed is the man who does
a carving or a casting, the handiwork of a craftsman."
"Cursed is the man who does work on the seventh day."
is he who disgraces his father and mother."
"Cursed is he who strikes down his fellow in secret."
is the man who approaches any of his kin, or who commits adultery with the wife of his fellow, or who copulates with any animal." (see
Leviticus 18 for the full definition.)
"Cursed is he who moves the boundary marker of his fellow."
is the man who swears falsely in my name."
"Cursed is he who takes a bribe to give false judgment against
"Cursed is the man who desires and lusts after the wife of his fellow, his daughter, his female slave,
or anything that is his."
"Cursed is the man who hates his brother in his heart."
"Cursed is the man who
does not uphold all the proclamations of this teaching to perform them."
- 5:33-37; "And you
have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the
Lord.’ But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the
earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head,
because you cannot make one hair white or black.. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No,’
‘No’. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. (is from evil)"
- 5:38-41; "You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person (should not stand against
evil). But whoever slaps you
on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your
cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two."
- 5:42; "Give to him
who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away."
- 5:43-48; "You have
heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your enighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies,"
- 5:43-48; "bless those who curse you,"
- 5:43-48; "do good to those who hate you,"
- 5:43-48; "and pray
for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,"
- 5:43-48; "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes
His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love
you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what
do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father
in heaven is perfect."
- 6:1; "Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before
men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven."
- 6:6; "But you, when
you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and
your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."
- 6:7; "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen
do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words."
- 6:8-13; " For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner
therefore pray:" (Psalm 91)
Father in Heaven."
- "Hallowed be Your name."
- "Your kingdom come"
will be done on earth as it is in heaven"
- "As in heaven so on earth"
*'Prayer is a dialogue with Heaven, not a monologue. Y'shua's teaching stands as the demarcation between relationship
with YHWH rather than a religion about Him. Prayer is meant to establish and maintain an intimate relationship,
and accountability between each individual and YHWH. Heavens always come before the earth in terms of the
creation order, importance and having heaven's laws rule on earth (Job 38:31-33)' AENT footnotes 74,75
- "Give us this day our daily bread"
- "Give us the bread of our need this day."
- "And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors."
- "And forgive us our offences as we also have forgiven those who have offended us."
- "And do not lead us into temptation"
deliver us from the evil one."
- "And do not bring us
to trial, but deliver us from the evil one,"
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen"
- 6:14; "For if you
forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
- 6:15; "But if you
do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." (Pay attention to the Justice of Elohim in Leviticus where it was declared: "And
so he shall be forgiven." Those are the Standards of Justice, and it was those who did not accept what Elohim declared
to be just that were condemened. Some things require correction, some things require restitution, some things require
restitution with added penalty, some things were a sentence of death, as "and so you shall put evil away from you."
We need to learn what true justice is if we hope to restored true justice to the earth - it has long been denied, and our
current injustice systems have resulted in the growth of much evil upon the earth.)
- 6:16-18; "But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not
appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward
- 6:19,20; "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and
where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys
and where thieves do not break in and steal."
- 6:21; "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
- 6:22; "The
lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light."
- 6:23; "But
if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how
great is that darkness!"
- 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the
one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other."
- B. "You cannot serve
God and mammon." (Money, wealth or property)
- 6:25-32; "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food
and the body more than clothing?"..Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is
thrown into the oven, will He not much more cloth you, O you of little faith?..."Therefore do not worry, saying
‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For
your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things."
- 6:33; "But seek
first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
- 6:34; "Therefore
do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things."
- 6:34; "Sufficient
for the day is its own trouble."
- 7:1-4; "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment
you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you."
- 7:5; "Hypocrite!
First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s
- 7:6; "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest
they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."
- 7:7-11; "Ask, and
it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives,
and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."..."If you then, being evil, know how
to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who
- 7:12; "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the
Law and the Prophets." (Jesus made no claim
that this was the fullness of what He taught, but it is often taken out of context and presented as such)
- 7:13,14; "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is
the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the
way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."
"Beware of false prophets, who
come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits."
- 7:19; "Every
tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."
- 7:21; "Not
everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My
Father in heaven."
- 7:22,23; "Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to
them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!"
- 7:24,25; "Therefore
whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and
the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded
on the rock."
- 7:26,27; "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like
a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on
that house; and it fell. And great was its fall."
- So now we find
ourselves at the end of Jesus’ famous ‘Sermon on the Mount’ text. Do we find that Jesus said we are
to simply follow the ‘golden rule’, or do we instead see that Jesus told us to do many things? These
are the beginning of the words God gave to Him to tell us. Note that the matter divides on two things: hear Jesus and
do what He said, or, hear and don’t do, so the matter is of doing what He said. Hearing and doing what He
said meets the imperishable end result. To be a disciple of Jesus is to hear and do what He said to do!
- 8:1-3; "When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And
behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Then Jesus
put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’
Immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
- 8:5-14; "Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you." Note the faith of the centurion in the authority and power of Jesus Christ and of
his submission to the will of Jesus. As Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such a great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth."
- 8:22; "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
- 8:26; "Why
are you fearful, of you of little faith?"
- 8:28-33; "Go." The demons acknowledge the person of Jesus as the Son of God and asked, ‘Have You come here to torment
us before the time?’ Demons know that they must submit to His will and that their time of torment is coming.
Jesus is able to deliver man from even demon possession.
- 9:1-8; "Son, be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven" .."Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven
you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to
forgive sins" - then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
- 9:9; "Follow Me."
- 9:12; "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what
this means: ‘I desire mercy
and not sacrifice’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." (Did Jesus teach the total depravity of man?)
- 9:15; "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn
as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them,
and then they will fast."
- 9:16; "No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls
away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins
break, the wine is spilled and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
- 9:22; "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." (Her faith was that she could only touch the hem of His garment that she would be healed.
Again, her faith was in His power and ability to remedy her problem.)
- 9:24; "Make room, for the girl is not dead, but
sleeping." (Is death but sleep?)
- 9:27-29; ""Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, ‘Yes,
Lord.’ Then He touched their eyes saying, "According to your faith let it be to you."
- 9:38; "Therefore pray
the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
- 10:5; "Do not go
into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But as you go rather to the lost sheep of the
house of Israel." (Gospel to the Jew
first and then to the Gentile.)
- 10:7-10; "And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ (Ez. 40; Is. 65; Rev. 20?)
- "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, nor bag
for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food." (Later on this was changed, so it was time specific and directed to the twelve.)
- 10:11-15; "Now whatever
city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household
is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will
not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom
and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city."
- 10:16; "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless
- 10:17-20; "But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought
before governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will
be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who
speaks in you."
- 10:21-23; "Now brother will deliver up brother
to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And
you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have
gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes."
- 10:24-26; "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple
that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house ‘Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of
his household! Therefore do
not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known." (Here Jesus calls His disciples to be like Him and that we are not
to fear, but to look to His example by faith in Him.)
- 10:27; "Whatever
I tell you in the dark, speak in the light,"
- 10:27; "and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops."
- 10:28; "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
- 10:28; "But rather fear
Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
- 10:29-31; "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart
from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."
- 10:32; "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven."
- 10:33; "But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven."
- 10:34-36; "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come
to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household."
- 10:37-39; "He who
loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy
of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose
it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it."
- 10:40-42; "He who
receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a
prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall
receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the
name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
- 11:6; "And blessed
is he who is not offended because of Me."
- 11:11; "Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has
not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."
- 11:12-14; "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take
it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to receive it, he is
Elijah who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
- 11:18,19; "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The
Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and winebibber; a friend of tax collectors
and sinners!’ But wisdom
is justified by her children."
- 11:27; "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the
Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
- 11:28-30; "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take
My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My
yoke is easy and My burden is light."
- 12:8; "For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
- 12:12; "...Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
- 12:25-30; "He who
is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad."
- 12:31,32; "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against
the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, will not be
forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come."
- 12:33; "Either make
the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit."
- 12:34-37; "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things?"
- 12:34-37; "For out
of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
- 12:34-37; "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth
good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things."
- 12:34-37; "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of in the day of judgment.
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
- 12:39; "An evil
and adulterous generation seeks after a sign,"
- 12:43-45; "Then he goes
and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it
be with this wicked generation."
- 12:50; "For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother
and sister and mother."
- 13:1-23; The parable of the
sower. "For whoever has, to
him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away
from him."..When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked on comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received
the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in
himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles."
- 13:1-23; "Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the
word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful."
- 13:1-23; "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit
and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
- 13:24-30; "The kingdom
of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat and went his way.".."How does it have tares?".."He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’"
"Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather
together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."( **Bear fruit to God even if you are in a field with spiritual weeds.)
- 13:37-44; "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the
tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things
that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.Then the rightious will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"
- 13:44; "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
- 13:45,46; "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who when he had found one pearl of
great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."
- 13:47-50; "Again,
the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast out into the sea and gathered some of every kind, which when it
was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So it
will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them
into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."
- 13:52; "Therefore
every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things
new and old."
- 13:57; "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country or in his own house."
- 15:1-9; "These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
- 15:11; "Not what
goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
- 15:13,14; "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone.They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."
- 15:16-20; "Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach
and is eliminated? But those
things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil
thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile
a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not
defile a man."
- 16:2-4; "When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red; and in the
morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how do discern the face of the sky, but
you cannot discern the signs of the times. A
wicked and adulterous gen3eration seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet
"Take heed and beware the leaven
of the Pharisees and the Sadducees."
- 16:15-23; "But who do
you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you , Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you,
but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and
the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever
you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and wahtever you loose
on earth will be loosed in heaven." Then He
commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ. From that time Jesus began to
show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes,
and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying ‘Far
be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!’ But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things
of God, but the things of men."
- 16:24-27; "If anyone
desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his
life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains
the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will
come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works."
- 17:11,12; "Indeed, Elijah
is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already and they did not know him
but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands."
- 18:1-5; "Assuredly, I
say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven..
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives on
little child like this in My name receives Me."
- 18:6-9; "Woe to the world because of offenses@ For offenses must come, but woe to that
man by whom the offense comes!"
- 18:12-14; "assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over taht sheep (finding the lost
one) than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the willof your Father who is in heaven that
one of these little ones should perish."
- 18:15-18; "Moreover, if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between
you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear take with you one or two more,
that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear
them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
- Assuredly, I say to you, whatever
you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
- 18:19; "Again I say to
you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
- 18:21-35; "Then Peter
came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’
Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’" Continues
with the parable of the servants about forgiveness of debt and that if we have been forgiven but then do not extend that
to others then God will cancel the forgiveness He gave us. "So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each
of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."
- 19:4-11; "Have you not read that He who made them
at the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’ So then they are no longer two but one flesh."
- 19:4-11; "Therefore what
God has joined together, let not man separate."
- 19:8,9; "He said tot hem, ‘Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted
you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for
sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery"
- 19: 10-12; "His disciples
said to Him, ‘If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry.’ But He said to them,
‘All cannot accept this saying, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born
thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have
make themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it."
- 19:14; "Let the little
children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
- 19:17; "Why do you call Me good? No one is good
but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."
- 19:18,19; "You shall not murder’, ‘You
shall not commit adultery,’ You shall not steal,’ You shall not bear false witness,’ ‘Honor your
father and your mother,’ and ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
- 19:21; "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what
you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow Me."
- 19:23-26; "Assuredly, I say to you that it is
hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." When His disciples heard it, they were greatly
astonished, sayig ‘Who then can be saved?’ But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men
this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
- 19:28-30; "Assuredly, I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the
Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the
twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or
children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are
first will be last, and the last first."
- 20:1-16; The landowner went out to hire laborers in the marketplace several times during
the day and paid the last hired the same as the first hired, who had worked hard all day, but they were paid what they
agreed to work for and complained about it, to which the landowner said: "Friend, I am doing you no wrong.
Did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same
as to you. It is not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?
So the last will be first, and the first last."
- 20:16; "For many are called, but few chosen."
- 20:25-28; "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles
lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever
desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your
slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
- 20:31-33; The blind men along
the road. "Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David! So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, "What do
you want Me to do for you?" They said to Him, ‘Lord, that our eyes may be opened.’ So Jesus had
compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him."
- 21:21,22; "Assuredly,
I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you
say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and cast into the sea’, it will be done. And whatever things you ask
in prayer, believing, you will receive."
- 21:28-32; "But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and sid,
‘Son, go work today in my vineyard.’ He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted
it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir’, but he did
not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to Him, "The first." Jesus said to them,
"Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. For John came
to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him, and when
you saw it you did not afterward repent and believe him."
- 21:33-44; Parable of the wicked vinedressers. "Therefore I say to you,
the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this
stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."
- 22:1-14; "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain
king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding;
and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, "See,
I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding."
But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his
servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out
his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding
is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite
to the wedding.’ So those servants ent out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both
bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. But then the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man
there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without
a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take
him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ "For many are
called, but few are chosen."
- 22:15-22; "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God
the things that are God’s."
- 22:29; "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God."
- 22:30-33; "For in the
resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. But concerning the
resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
- 22:36-40; "Teacher, which
is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind’. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like
it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
- 23:8; "But you,
do not be called ‘Rabbi, Rabbi’, for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren."
- 23:9; "Do not call anyone
on earth your father, for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
- 23:10; "And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the
"But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant."
- 23:12; "And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted."
- 23:13-39; Jesus pronounced many ‘woe’s’ to the scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites. These
are surely teachings and precepts of the judgement of God and should be well noted for the individual disciple to avoid
and such behavior:
- "For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow
those who are entering to go in."
- "For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore
you will receive greater condemnation."
- "For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him
twice as much a son of hell as yourselves."
- "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
- "Fools and blind! For
which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift?"
- "Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears
by it and by all things on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. And he who
swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it."
- "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and
mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat
and swallow a camel!"
- "For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, bu tinside are full of
dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full
of hypocrisy and lawlessness."
- "Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes; some of them you will
kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, that on you may
come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah, son
of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come
upon this generation."
- "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent
to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were
not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed
is He who comes in the name of the LORD.’"
- 24:4-8; "Take heed that no one deceives you." For many will come in My name, saying,
‘I am the Christ’, and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are
not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are
the beginning of sorrows."
- 24:9-14; Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated
by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will
grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the
world as a witness to all nations and then the end will come."
- 24:15-22; "Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation spoken
of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let
him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go
back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray
that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not
been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- 24:23-25; "Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look,
here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise
and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand."
- 24:26-28; "Therefore
if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out, or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!
Do not believe it. For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of
the Son of Man be. For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered."
- 24:29-31; "Immediately after the tribulation of
those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and
the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes
of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four
winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
- 24:32-35; "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has
already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these
things, know that it is near - at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass
away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."
- 24:36-44; "But
of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were,
so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and
took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be
taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house
had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."
- 24:45-51; "Who then is a faithful and wise
servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant
whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all
his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to bat
his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when
he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth."
- 25:1-13; Parable of the wise and foolish virgins and the need to be prepared, even
with slumber, to be ready to go at His coming. "Assuredly, I do not know you" is said to those not prepared
to meet him. "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming."
- 25:14-30; Parable of
the talents. Use whatever God has given you to His glory and profit of His business. "For to everyone
who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be
taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing
- 25:31-40; "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him then He will
sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from
another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but
the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and
you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you
visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me." ... "Then the righteous will answer Him saying,
'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger
and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And
the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these
My brethren, you did it to Me."
- 25:41-46; "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you
cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I
was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe
Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me."..."Then they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did
we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?' Then He
will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these,
you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
- 26:6-13; "And when
Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant
oil, and she pouredit on His head as He sat at the table. But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant,
saying, 'Why this waste? For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to teh poor.'
... "But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, 'Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done
a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, but Me you not have always. For in pouring
this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached
in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her."
- 26:24; "The Son of Man indeed goes just
as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for
that man if he had not been born."
- 26:26-30; "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and
gave to the disciples and said, "Take, eat, this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks and
gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which
is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now
on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
- 26:39; "O My Father, if it is possible,
let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
- 26:40,41; "Then He came to the disciples
and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, 'What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray,
lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.'"
- 26:42; "O My Father,
if this cup cannot pass away from ME unless I drink it, Your will be done."
- 26:52-56; "Put your sword in its place,
for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father,
and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that
it must happen thus?" In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out as against a
robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not
seize Me. But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled."
- 26:63,64; 'And the high priest
answered and said to Him, "I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, The Son
of God!" Jesus said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you
will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."
- 28:11,12; "Now
Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?"
Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
- 28:9; "Rejoice!" (the shortest commandment is our response to the risen
Christ, as well as the women who found the tomb empty)
- 28:10; "Do not be afraid."
- 28:18-20; "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on
earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
- John 3:3-8;
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus
said to Him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and
be born?' Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he
cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit
is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes,
and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born
of the Spirit."
- 9-17; 'Nicodemus answered and said to Him, 'How can these things be?' Jesus answered and said
to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak
what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things
and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to
heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up
the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not
perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes
in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the
world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
- 18-21; "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does
not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds
should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that
they have been done in God."
- 4:10; "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a
drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
- 13,14; "Whoever drinks of this water will
thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that
I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
- 22; "You worship
what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews."
- 23; "But the hour is coming, and now is,
when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship
"God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
- 25; Jesus claim to the Samaritan woman to be the Messiah/Christ:
"I who speak to you am He."
- 32; "I have food to eat of which you do not know."
- 34; "My food is to do the will of Him who
sent Me, and to finish His work."
- 35-38; "Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'?
Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he
who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice
together. For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that
for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors."
- 48; "Unless you
people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe."
- 5:16,17; 'For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill
Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working
until now, and I have been working."'
- 18-23; 'Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke
the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. Then Jesus answered and said
to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do;
for whatsoever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things
that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. For as the Father
raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will. For the Father judges
no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him."
- 24; "Most assuredly, I say to you,he
who hears My word and believes iin Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has
passed from death into life."
- 25-27; "Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the
dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself,
so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because
He is the Son of Man."
- 28-29; "Do not marvel at this, for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will
hear His voice and come forth- those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to
the resurrection of condemnation."
- 30; "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is
righteous because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me."
- 31,32; "If I bear witness of Myself, My
witness is not true. There is another who bears witness of Me, and I know that the witness which He witnesses
of Me is true. Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved."
- 33-36; "You have
sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things
that you might be saved. He was the burning and shining lamp, and you were willing for a time to rejoice in
his light. But I have a greater witness than John's; for the works which the Father has given Me to finish - the
very works that I do - bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me."
- 37,38; "And the Father Himself, who sent
Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. But you do
not have His word abiding in you because whom He sent, Him you do not believe."
- 39,40; "You search the Scriptures, for in
them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come
to Me that you may have life."
- 44; "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek
the honor that comes from the only God?"
- 45-47; "Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses
you - Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But
if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?"
- 6:26,27; "Most assuredly, I say to you,
you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. Do not labor
for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you,
because God the Father has set His seal on Him."
- 28,29; 'Then they said to Him, 'What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?'
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent."
- 32,33; "Most assuredly,
I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
- 35; "I am the bread of life. He who
comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."
- 36; "But I said to you that you have seen
Me and yet do not believe."
- 37-40; "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to
Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who
sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me, I should lose nothing, but
should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and
believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
- 43-45; "Do not murmur among yourselves."
- 43-35; "No one
can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day."
- 43-45; "It is written
in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father
comes to Me."
- 46; "Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father."
- 47-51; "Most assuredly,
I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna
in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and
not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live
forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." "Most
assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have not life in you.
Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise Him up at the last day. For My
flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and
I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live
because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven - not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead.
He who eats this bread will live forever."
- 61-65; 'When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said
to them, "Does this offend you? What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before?
It is the Spirit who gives life; and the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit,
and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe." "Therefore I have said to you
that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.
- 67-69; 'Then Jesus said to the twelve, "Do
you also want to go away?" But Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You
have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living
"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil."
- 16; "My doctrine
is not Mine, but His who sent Me."
- 17; "If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether
it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority."
- 18; "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who
seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him."
- 24; "Do not judge according to appearance,
but judge with righteous judgment."
- 28,29; "You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of
Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know. But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."
- 33,34; "I shall
be with you a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me. You will seek Me and not find Me, and where
I am you cannot go." (Spoken to the Pharisees)
- 37-39; "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes
in Me, as the Scripture has said; out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning
the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was
not yet glorified.'
- 43; Not a quote of Jesus, but the matter is at the heart of the matter at the beginning of the book:
'So there was a division among the people because of Him.'
- 8:12; "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in
darkness, but have the light of life."
- 13-19; 'The Pharisees therefore said to Him, You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness
is not true. Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true, for I
know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from and where I am going. You
judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. And yet if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone, but
I am with the Father who went Me. It is also written in your law that the testimony of two men is true.
I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me." Then they said to Him,
Where is Your Father? Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would
have known My Father also."
- 21; "I am going away, and you will seek Me, and will die in your sin. Where
I go you cannot come." (spoken to the Pharisees at the treasury)
- 23,24; "You are from beneath; I am from
above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you that you will die in your
sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."
- 25; "I have many things to say and to judge
concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him."
- 28,29; "When you
lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He he, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught
Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always
do those things that please Him."
- 31,32; "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
- 34-36; "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free,
you shall be free indeed."
- 37,38; "I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you week to kill Me, because
My word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father."
- 39-41; "If you
were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you
the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. You do the deeds of your father."
- ***42-46; "If God
were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent
Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are
of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning,
and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his
own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?"
- ****47; "He who
is of God hears God's words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God."
- 49,50; "I do not have a demon; but I honor
My Father, and you dishonor Me. And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges."
- 51; "Most assuredly,
I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
- 54-55; If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing.
It isMy Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known HIm, but I know
Him. And if I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word."
- 56; "Your father
Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad."
- ***57, 58; 'Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old,
and have You seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was,
'Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him saying, "Rabbi,
who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man
nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent
Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light
of the world."
- 35-39; 'Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, "Do you believe
in the Son of God?" He answered and said, 'Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?' And Jesus
said to him, "You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you." Then he said, 'Lord, I believe!'
And he worshiped Him. And Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not
see may see, and that those who see may be made blind."
- 40,41; 'Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words
and said to Him, 'Are we blind also?' Jesus said to them, "If you were blind you would have no sin; but
now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains."
- 10:1-10; "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the
sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber But he who enters by
the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls
his own sheep by name and leads them out. And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep
follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him,
for they do not know the voice of strangers." 'Jesus used this illustration, but they did not understand the
things which He spoke to them. Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door
of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief
does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that
they may have it more abundantly."
- 11-16; "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd. The good shepherd
gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees
the wold coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling
flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep,
and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the
sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold, them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice;
and there will be one flock and one shepherd."
- 17-18; "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take
it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay itdown of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power
to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
- 24-30; 'Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him,
'How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.' Jesus answered them, "I
told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me. But you
do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them,
and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch
them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them
out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one."
- 31-39; 'Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered
them,"Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?"
The Jews answered Him, saying, 'For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a
Man, make Yourself God.' Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods'? (Ps.
82.6) If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of
Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of
God'? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me, but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe
the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him." Therefore they sought
again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.
- 11:9,10; "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the
day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles,
because the light is not in him."
- 25,26; "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though
he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
- 35; "Jesus wept."
- 40-43; "Did I not
say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? "Father I thank You that You have heard
Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they
may believe that You sent Me."
- 12:23-36; "The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most
assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it
produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep
it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also.
If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor."
- 27-32; "Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from
this hour? But for this purpose I came to this our. Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came
from heaven, saying, 'I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.'Therefore the people who stood by and
hard it said that it had thundered. Others said, 'An angel has spoken to Him.' Jesus answered and said,
"This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake. Now is the judgment of this world; not the ruler
of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
This He said, signifying by what death He would die.
- 35,36; "A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have
the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. While you have
the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light."
- 44-50; "He who believes in Me, believes
not in Me, but in Him who sent Me. And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me. I have come as a light into
the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not
believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me,
and does not receive My words, has that which judges him - the word that I have spoken will judge him - the world
that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who
sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting
life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."
- 13:8; "If I do not wash you, you have no
part with Me."
- 10; "He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean,
but not all of you."
- 13-18; "You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your
Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you and example,
that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his
master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him
who sent Me."
- 31-35; "Now ithe Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified
in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and glorify Him immediately. Little children, I shall be with you
a little while longer. You will seek Me, and as I said to the Jews, 'Where I am going, you cannot come,'so
now I say to you. A new commandment I give to you that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you
also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
- 36; "Where I am
going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward."
- 14:1; "Let not your heart be troubled, you
believe in God, believe also in Me."
- 2; "In My Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told
"I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you
to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know."
- 5,6; 'Thomas said to
Him, 'Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?' "Jesus said to him, "I am the
way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
- 7; "If you had known Me, you would have
known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."
- 8-11; 'Philip said toHim, 'Lord, show us the
Father, and it will suffice us.' Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not
know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father, so how can you say, 'Show us the Father? Do you
not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on
My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father
in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves."
- 12-14; "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the
works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever
you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My
name, I will do it."
- 15-18; "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And if will pray the Father, and He will give
you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever - the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because
it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not
leave you orphans; I will come to you."
- 19-21; "A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will
see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
- "At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
- "He who has My commandments
and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.
- "And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself
'Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, 'Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?' Jesus
answered and said, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will make
Our home with him."
- "He who does not love Me does not keep My words, and the world which you hear is not Mine but the Father's
who sent Me."
- 25-28; "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper,
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and broing to your remembrance all
things that I said to you."
- "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to
not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
- "You have heard Me say to you, 'I am going away and coming back to you.' If you
loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I."
- 29-31; "And now
I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.
- "I will no longer talk much with you, for the
ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
- "But that the world may know that I love the Father, as the Father gave Me commandment,
so I do.
let us go from here."
- 15:11-4; "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that
does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
- "You are already clean
because of the word which I have spoken to you.
- "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless
it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."
- 5-8; "I am the vine, and you are the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
- "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out
as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
- "If you abide in Me,
and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
- "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear
much fruit, so you will be My disciples."
- 9,10; "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His
"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is
My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
- 13; "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's
life for his friends."
- 14; "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you."
- 15; "No longer
do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all
things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."
- 16,17; "You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you
that you should go and bear fruit; and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name
He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another."
- 18; "If the world hates you, you know that
it hated Me before it hated you."
- 19; "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because
you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
- 20; "Remember the
word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute
"If they kept My word, they will keep yours also."
- 21-25; "But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they
do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no
excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My father also. If I had not done among them the works which
no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this
happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated Me without a cause.'"
- 26,27; "But when
the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will
testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning."
- 16:1; "These things
I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble."
- 2-4; "They will put you out of the synagogues, yes, the time is
coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you
because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when the time comes,
you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning because I was with you."
- 5-7; "But now I
go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, 'Where are You going?' But because I have said these things
to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that
I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you."
- 8-11; "And when
He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not
believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler
of this world is judged."
- 12-15; "I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when
He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but
whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what
is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will
take of Mine and declare it to you."
- 16; "A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you
will see Me, because I go to the Father."
- 20-22; "Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world
will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in labor,
has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the
anguish, for the joy that a human being has been born into the world. Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will
see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you."
- 23,24; "And in that day you will ask Me
nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until
now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."
- 25; "These things
I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative
language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father."
- 28; "I came forth from the Father and have come into the world.
Again, I leave the world and go to the Father."
- 31-33; "Do you now believe? Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come,
that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father
is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
- 17:1-3; 'Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes
to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
- 4,5; "I have finished
the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which
I had with You before the world was."
- 6-8; "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the
world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things
which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the worlds which You have given Me; and they
have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me."
- 9; "I pray for
them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours."
- 10; "And all Mine
are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them."
- 11; "Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world,
and I come to you."
- 12, 13; "While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave
Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves."
- 14; "I have given
them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."
- 15; "I do not pray
that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one."
- 16; "They are not
of the world, just as I am not of the world."
- 17; "Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth."
- 18,19; "As You
sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself that they also
may be sanctified by the truth."
- ***20,21; "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe
in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in
Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."
- ***22,23; "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be
one just as We are one. I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may
know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me."
- ***24; "Father, I desire that they also
whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory, which You have given Me; for You loved
Me before the foundation of the world."
- ***25,26; "O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known
You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the
love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."
- 18:19-21; 'The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His
doctrine. Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the
temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing. Why do you ask Me? Ask those
who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said."
- 31-38; 'Then Pilate said to them, 'You take Him
and judge Him according to your law.' Therefore the Jews said to him, 'It is not lawful for us to put anyone
to death,' that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke signifying by what death He would die. Then
Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, 'Are You the king of the Jews?' Jesus
answered him, "Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you that concerning Me?"
Pilate answered, 'Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have
You done?' Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world,
My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews, but now My kingdom is not from here."
Pilate therefore said to Him, 'Are You a king then?' Jesus answered, "You say rightly that I am a king.
For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.
Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." Pilate said to Him, 'What is truth?' And when he had said this
he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, 'I find no fault in Him at all.'
- 19:7-11; 'The Jews answered him, 'We have a law,
and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.' Therefore, when Pilate
heard that saying, he was the more afraid, and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, 'Where are You from?'
But Jesus gave him no answer. Then Pilate said to Him, 'Are You not speaking tome? Do You not know that
I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?' Jesus answered,"You could have no power at all
against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin."
- 30; 'So when Jesus had
received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!"And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.'
- 20:17; "Do not
cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My Father
and your Father, and to My God and your God."
- 21; "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
- 22; 'And when He had
said this He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgiven the sins
of any, they are forgiven them, if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
- 26-29; 'And after eight days His disciples were
again inside, and Thomas witih them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace
to you!" Then He said to Thomas,"Reach your finger here, and look at My hands, and reach your hand here,
and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing." And Thomas answered and said to
Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed.
Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
- 21:12; "Come and eat breakfast."
- 15; "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me
more than these?"
- 15; "Feed My lambs."
- 16; "Tend My sheep."
- 17; "feed My sheep."
So ends the accounts in the four books of the gospels. Remaining yet are a few
things in Acts and finally in Revelation.
1:4-8; 'And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for
the Promise of the Father "which," He said, "You have heard from Me, for John truly baptized with
water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." Therefore, when they had come
together, they asked Him, saying, 'Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?' And He said
to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But
you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in
all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Finally, the matters are shown beyond the gospel accounts. Jesus gave the final revelation of Himself
to John. There is a blessing given to those who hear the message of this book as well as a curse to anyone who would change
it in any way. The opening passages are given as messages to the seven churches of Asia. Some have come to believe these could
be messages to the various ages or stages of the Church and that we are in the seventh age now. Based on my understanding
to date, due to the nature of His word gleaned from the earlier teachings, I am going to presume these teachings/commandments
apply to all. They are words of encouragement and blessing, as well as words of rebuke and coming judgement upon those who
are not living as He said to. I make no pretension to know it all, but the things are so obvious that it must be mentioned
here and we’d be remiss to neglect this fact of the Christian faith. This is not mentioned to condemn, but to remind
us of the complete revelation of those things He gave us that pertain to life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
It is certainly with a sense of awe, fear and respect for the words of Jesus Christ that I even give
partial quotes of the book here, and with the fact that we are to hear them and take time to read them again in the wholeness
of the book in which they have been recorded. Read the book for yourself and be blessed as He has promised as you heed His
words because of Who He is knowing that He upholds His word higher than His name.
Starting with Revelation 1;(NKJV)
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ,
which God gave Him to show His servants - things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel
to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for
the time is near.
"John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:
"Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits
who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the
kings of the earth.
"To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins
in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the
End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
To Ephesus was written:
"I know your works, your labor,
your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not,
and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not
become weary. Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you
have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place -
unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will
give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God."
Interjecting a point here, how can we not judge if we are to test those who make claims to be apostles of Jesus Christ
and find them to be liars? In the holy scriptures God gives us tests to use. This supports the teachings that we are to test
all things and uphold that which is good. This implies we identify those things which are not good and true and in so doing
we are judging, but these must be done according to Gods word. Jesus supports discernment of light and darkness, and that
in the discernment that we abide in the light of His word. This also supports the scriptures which tell so clearly that we
can do all things, but if we have not love, we are nothing but a noise. We must be about the business of truth and love by
the words of God, not of ourselves. Abide in the love of God. Jesus plainly said: "If you love me you will keep My commandments".
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last,
who was dead, and came to life; "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy
of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear any of those things which you are about
to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation
ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by
the second death."
"And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,
These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne
is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who
was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine
of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and
to commit sexual immorality. Thus you have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or
else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
"He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give
some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone, a new name written which no one knows
except him who receives it."
"And to the angel of the church
in Thyatira write,
"These things says the Son of God, who has eyes
like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass. I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience, and as for
your works, the last are more than the first. Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel,
who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immoralty, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and
those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with
death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you
according to your works.
"Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira,
as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden.
But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power
over the nations -
‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ -
"I also have received from My Father, and I will give him the morning star.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
"And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
"These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: I know your works, that you have
a name that your are alive, but you are dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die,
for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.
Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. You
have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess
his name before My Father and before His angels.
"He who has an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
"And to the angel of the church
in Philadelphia write,
These things says He who is holy, He who is true, He
who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens. I know your works. See, I have set before
you and open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but he - indeed I will make them come
and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will
keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I am
coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes I will make him a pillar in the
temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God,
the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
"These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: I know your
works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich; have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’
- and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked - I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in
the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed;
and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him,
and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father
on His throne.
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
says to the churches."
Revelation 16 finds a blessing; "Behold, I am
coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." This
is near found in relation to the pouring out of the sixth bowl of the wrath of God associated with Armageddon. I can understand
why many see the warning to the Laodiceans as the end time church.
the revelation of Jesus Christ ends with His words, "Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of
the prophecy of this book."
Following are the accounts
from Mark, Luke and Acts:
Mark begins his account of the gospel of Jesus Christ differently. John
is found preparing the way for Jesus by preaching repentance and batism for the remission of sin. John also preached
"There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I
indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." When Jesus was baptized by John
in the Jordan we read, "And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending
upon Him like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
2. Mark 1:15; "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of
God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
3. 2. 1:17; "Follow Me and I will make you become fishers of men."
4. 2:8-11; "Why do you reason about these things in your
hears? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and
walk?' But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins' - He said to the paralytic, 'I
say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.'"
5. 2:17; "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
6. 2:20; "But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from
them, and then they will fast in those days."
7. 2:22; "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the
wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."
8. 2:27,28; "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for
the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
9. 3:4-6; "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life
or to kill?" And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He
said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out and his hand was restored as whole as the
other. Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
10.3:20-30; "Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much
as eat bread. But when His own people heard about this they went out to lay hold of Him, for they said 'He is out of
His mind." And the Scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, 'He has Beelzebub' and, 'By the ruler of demons He
casts out demons.' So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: "How can Satan cast out Satan?
If a kingdom is divided against itself that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself that house
cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but has and end. No one
can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder
his house. Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter;
but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation" - because
they said, 'He has an unclean spirit."
11.3:31-35; Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing
outside the sent to Him, calling Him. And a multitude was sitting around Him and they said to Him, 'Look, Your mother
and Your brothers are outside seeking You." But He answered them saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?"
And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers!
For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother."
12.4:11,12; "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside,
all things come in parables, so that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive, And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn, And their sins be forgiven them."
"The sower sows the word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan
comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on the stony
ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure
only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they stumble.
Now these are the ones sown among the thorns; they are the ones who hear the word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness
of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But these are the
ones sown on good ground, those who hear th word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a
14.4:21-23; "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed?
Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept
secret, but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him her."
15.4:26-29; "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night
and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself:
first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts
in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
16.4:30-32; "To what shall we liken
the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown
on the ground is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all the herbs,
and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of teh air may nest under its shade."
17.4:39,40; Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, 'Peace, be still!' And the wind ceased
and there was a great calm. But He said to them, 'Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
18.5:1-20; When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. And he cried
out with a loud voice and said, 'What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that
You do not torment me.' For He said to him, "Come out of the man, unclean spirit!" Then He asked Him,
'What is your name?'..And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him.
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord
has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you."
your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction."
20.5:36; "Do not be afraid; only believe."
"Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping."
22.6:4; "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own
23.6:10,11; "In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart
from that place. And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under
your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in
the day of judgment than for that city."
24.7:6-7; "Well did Isiah prophesy of you hypocrites,
as it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship
Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."
25.7:8; "For laying aside the commandment
of God, you hold the tradition of men - the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."
26.7:9-13; "All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your
tradition. For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put
to death.' But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever profit you might have received from me is
Corban' - (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of
God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do."
27.7:14-16; "Hear Me, everyone, and understand. There is nothing that enters
a man from outside which can defile him, but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.
If anyone has ears to hear , let him hear."
28.7:18-23; "Are you thus without understanding also?
Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart, but his
stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods? And He said, What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and
defile a man."
29.7:27; "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the
children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
30.8:15; "Take heed, beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."
32.8:34-38; "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and
My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of
His father with the holy angels."
33.9:12,13; "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores
all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
But I say to you that Elijah has also come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him."
34.9:23; "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
35.9:29; "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting."
36.9:35; "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of
37.9:37; "Whoever receives one of these little ones in My name receives Me;
and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me."
Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. For he who is not
against us is on our side. For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly,
I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward."
39.9:50; Have salt in yourselves, and
have peace with one another."
40.10:15; "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive
the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
"Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
42.10:27; "With men it is impossible, but not with God, for with God all things are possible."
43.10:29-31; "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers
or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel's who shall not receive a hundredfold
now in this time - houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands with persecutions - and in the age to
come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first."
44.10:40; "but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for
whom it is prepared."
45.10:41-45; And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly
displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are
considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall
not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires
to be the first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give
His life a ransom for many."
46.11:22-26; "Have faith in God. For assuredly,
I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes
that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask
when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything
against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive,
neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."
"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's."
48.12:24-27; "Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?
For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. But concerning
the dead, that they arise, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the burningbush passage, how God spoke to him saying,
'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the
living. You are therefore greatly mistaken."
49.12:29-31; "The first of all
the commandments is 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the LORD your God with all
your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And
the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater
50.12:35-38; "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of
David? For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: 'The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, Till I make
Your enemies Your footstool.' Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" In this
Jesus declares both the inspiration of the Scriptures and His being greater than David - man and God. ("And the common
people heard Him gladly")
51.12:38-40; "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go
around in ling robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts,
who devour widows houses and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive the greater condemnation."
52.12:42-44; "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than
all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all
that she had, her whole livelihood."
53. 13:2-37. These verses have special instructions of
direction and warning and must not be ignored or overlooked. No prophecy is of private interpretation, and the apostles
words must be properly understood through the very words of Jesus. As many believe the times we live in to be the last
days - the times for the fulfillment of these verses and other key verses found in Danial and Revelation - as you study
these things, always remember what Jesus said. ***
54.2; "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon
another, that shall not be thrown down." 'Peter, James, John and Andrew asked Him privately, 'Tell us, when will
these things be? And what will be the sighn when all these things will be fulfilled?'
55.5-8; "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and
will deceive many. But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but
the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes
in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
56.9-13; "But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils,
and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to
them. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do
not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given to you in that hour, speak that; for
it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and
children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's
sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' speken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, then let those
who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take
anything out of his house. And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. But woe to those who
are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! And pray that your flight may not be in the winter.
For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until
this time, nor ever shall be. And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's
sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
58.21-23; "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is
the Christ! or, 'Look, He is there!' do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show
sighns and wonders to deceive, if possible, even teh elect. But take heed; see I have told you all things beforehand.
59.24-27; "But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light; the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then He will send His angels,
and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of heaven.
60.28-31; "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already
become tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that the summer is near. So you also, when you see these things happening,
know that it is near - at the very doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all
these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, bu My words will by no means pass away.
61.32-37; "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven,
nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. It is
like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded
the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of teh house is coming - in the evening,
at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning - lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what
I say to you, I say to all. Watch!"
62.14:6-9; "Let her alone. Why do you trouble her?
She has done a good work for Me. For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good;
but Me you do not have always. She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as
a memorial to her."
63.14:22-26 (Matt 26-29) Jesus institutes the Lord's Supper at the
Passover meal. "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said,
"Take, eat; this is my body." Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to tehm, and they
all drank from it. And He said to them, "This is my blood of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many.
Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom
64.14:36; "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this
cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will."
"Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
66.14:49; "I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me.
But the scriptures must be fulfilled."
67.14:61-62; "Again the high priest asked Him, saying
to Him, 'Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" Jesus said, "I am. And you will see the Son of
Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."
68.15:2; "Then Pilate asked Him, 'Are you the King of the Jews?' He answered and said to him, "It
is as you say."
69.16:15,16; "Go into all the world and preach the gospel
to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
70.16:17-20; "And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they
will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it
will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." So then, after the Lord had
spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached
everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen."
Each of the gospel
accounts have similarities, just as each has a uniqueness in the accounts they give of Jesus Christ and His teachings.
This point is but half way through the accounting. Each teaching has a purpose in either shedding light on how we are
to walk in life or where we are walking. This light is what I consider the Dayspring of our lives spoken of by Zacharias'
prophecy in 1:78,79; to guide our feet in the way of peace. Jesus is the dawn and light which has come to show us life
and how to live. Luke is perhaps the most complete gospel account, but let's go over it and see how it compare to the
other accounts regarding the teachings of Jesus. Luke has many differences than Matthew. Carefully observe in
the first chapter that the author admits the accounts are second hand testimony. Historical evidence is that the original
Hebrew Matthew was written as a collective effort of Jesus' disciples of record, and although altered, was first hand testimony.
The Justice of God requires rules of witnesses, and second hand testimony cannot be used to determine a case - first hand
testimony at the hand of two witnesses, or more, is required. Matthew is our only real hope to know the truth Jesus
(Joshua/Yehoshua/Y'shua) taught. Mark defies Matthew, as does John, but Luke is a close second witness. There
may be truths in the other accounts, but there may not be any that are not already told in Matthew, or the associated references
to the Hebrew Scriptures. The gospel of John wildly testifies things Jesus did not teach in Matthew - whether about
himself or what we must do as discples - saved by believing in Jesus name? or by repenting to do the will of the Father in
heaven faithfully? "If they speak not according to the Law and the Testimony, there is no light in them."
The Law (Covenant/Pact) of God is Just, and therefore requires both restitution as told, as well as "And so you shall
put evil away from you." There is significant recent evidence that Luke was written with Acts to be used for a
trial of Paul in Rome - that it was not intended to be "Scripture", and the books themselves prove this is the case
- if we'd just take our pretend it's scripture glasses off and observe it with more a more discerning mind. See the
YouTube channel: Jesus' Words Only ; and search for the topic.
1. Luke 2:49; "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?"
2. 4:4; "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word of God."
"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve."
4. 4:12; "You shall not tempt the LORD your God."
5. 4:18,19,21; "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery
of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
"Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
6. 4:23-27; "You will surely say this proverb to Me, 'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have
heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.' Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months
and there was a great famine throughout all the land; but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region
of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of
them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian."
"I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent."
8. 5:4; "Launch out into the deep and let down your nets
for a catch."
9. 5:10; "Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch
10. 5:12-14; "And it happened when He was in a certain city,
that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, 'Lord, if You are
willing, You can make me clean.' Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing, be cleansed."
Immediately the leprosy left him. And He charged him to tell no one, "But go and show yourself to the priest, and
make an offering for your cleansing, as a testimony to them, just as Moses commanded."
11. 5:16; Here we find an action Jesus did that may be an example to us: "So
He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed."
12. 5:20; "When He saw their faith, He said to him, 'Man, your sins are forgiven you.'"
13. 6:5; "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
14. 20; 'Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said:
"Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
15. 21; "Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled."
16. 21; "Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh."
17. 22; "Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they
exclude you, and revile you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake."
18. 23; "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is
great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets."
19. 24; "But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
20. 25; "Woe to you who are full, for you shall hunger.
21. 25; "Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall morn and
22. 26; "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so
did their fathers to the false prophets."
23. 27; "But
I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those
who spitefully use you."
24. 29; "To
him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also."
25. 29; "And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either."
26. 30; "Give to everyone who asks of you."
27. 30; "And from him who takes away your goods, do not ask
28. 31; "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do
to them likewise."
29. 32; "But
if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them."
30. 33; "And if you do good to those who do good to you, what
credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same."
31. 34; "And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you?
For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back."
32. 35; "But love your enemies
34. "and lend, hoping for nothing in return;
35. "and your reward will be great,
36. "and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil."
37. 36; "Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is
38. 37; "Judge not, and you shall not be judged."
39. "Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned."
40. "Forgive, and you will be forgiven."
41. 38; "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure,
pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom."
42. "For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."
43. 39; "Can the blind lead the blind? Will theynot
both fall into the ditch?"
44. 40; "A
disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher."
45. 41; "And why do you look at the speck in your brothr's
ey, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?"
"Or how can you say to your bother, 'Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do
not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will
see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother's eye."
47. 43,44; "For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every
tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush."
48. 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."
49. 46; "But
why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do the things which I say?
50. 47-49; "Whoever comes to Me, and hars My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:
He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood rose, the stream
beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did
nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately
it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
51. 7:1; "Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum."
personal note: From this we can see that Luke identifies this group of teachings to the 'sayings' of Jesus. Likely
these are the core teachings from which the rest of His teachings find their root or foundation of the gospel Jesus taught.
52. Specific prophecy fulfillment in speaking of John the Baptist:
27, 28; "This is he of whom it is written: 'Behold I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your
way before You." "For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist;
but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."***
53. 47; "Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But
to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."
"Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and the
birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked moisture.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good ground, sprang up,
and yielded a crop a hundredfold. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Then His disciples asked HIm, saying
'What does this parable mean?' And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God,
but to the rest it is given in parables, that 'Seeing they may not see, And hearing they may not understand.' Now the
parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes
and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 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. Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches,
and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity. But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having
heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience."
56. 16-18; "No one when he has lit a lamp, covers it with avessel or puts it under
a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is secret that will not be revealed,
nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has
to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him."
57. 21; "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the
word of God and do it."
58. 25; "Where
is your faith?"
59. 39; "Return
to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you."
60. (37) When the Gadarenes greatly feared Him and asked Him to depart, He did not force Himself on them,
but left for other areas.
61. 48; "Daughter,
be of good cheer; your faith has made you well."
"Do not be afraid, only believe, and she will be made well."
63. 9:21,22; "The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests
and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day."
64. 23: "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
65. 24; "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it."
66. 25; "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?"
67. 26; "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him
the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His father's, and of the holy angels."
68. 48; "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."
69. 49,50; 'Now John answered and said, 'Master we saw someone
casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us.' But Jesus said to him, "Do
not forbid him, for he who is not against us is on our side."
70. 55; "You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy
men's lives, but to save them."
71. 58; "Foxes
have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
72. 59; "Follow Me."
73. 60; "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."
74. 62; "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking
back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
75. 10:2; "The
harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
76. 3: "Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among
77. 4-12; "Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals;
and greet no one along the road. But whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this house.' And if a son of peace
is there, your peace will rest on it; if not it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking
such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whatever city
you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The
kingdom of God has come near to you.' But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into itsstreets
and say, "The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the
kingdom of God has come near you.' But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that
78. 16; "He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects
Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me."
'Then the seventy returned with joy, saying "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." And He
said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 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. Nevertheless do not rejoice
in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
80. 22; "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father,
and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills
to reveal Him."
"Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what
you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it."
82. 25-28; "'And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, Teacher,
what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading
of it?" 'So he answered and said, 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all
your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself' And He said to him, "You have answered rightly,
do this and you will live."
"On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the inkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of
him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.' So which of these three do you think was neighbor
to him who fell among the thieves?' And he said, 'He who showed mercy on him.' Then Jesus said to him, "Go
and do likewise."
'And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much
serving, and she approached Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore
tell her to help me." And Jesus answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about
many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."
85. 11: 2-4; "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed
by Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily
bread, And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us, And do not lead us into temptation, But
deliver us from the evil one."
86. 9-13; "So
I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone
who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any
father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 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?"
87. 23; "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with
88. 24-26; "When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes
through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will return to my house from which I cam.' And when
he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself,
and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first."
89. 27,28; And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the
crowd raised her voice and said to Him, 'Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!' But He
said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it."
90. 33-36; "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or
under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye.
Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is
full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body
is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you
91. 42; "But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint
and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without
leaving the others undone."
92. 52; "Who
to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were
entering in you hindered."
"Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed,
nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what
you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops."
94. 4,5; "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those whokill the
body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He
has killed, has power to case into hell; yes I say to you, fear Him!"
95. 6,7; "Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of
them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are
of more value than many sparrows."
96. 8,9; "Also
I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he
who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God."
97. 10; "And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who
blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven."
98. 11,12; "Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about
how or what you should answer, or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you
ought to say."
99. 15; "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life
does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses."
"The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, 'What shall I do,
since I have no room to store my crops? So he said, 'I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater,
and there I will store all my crops and my goods. And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have many goods laid up for
many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul will be
required of you; then whose will these things be which you have provided?' "So is he who lays up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God."
101. 22; "Therefore I say
to you, do not worry about the body, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on."
102. 23; "Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing."
103. 24; "Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither
storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?"
104. 25,26; "And which of you by worrying can add on cubit to his stature? If you then are not able
to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
105. 27; "Consider
the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
like one of these.
106. 28; "If then God so clothes the grass, which today
is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?"
107. 29-31; "And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor
have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need
these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you."
108. 32-34; "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does
not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is there your heart will be also."
109. 35,36; "Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves
be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to
110. 37,38; "Blessed are
those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself
and have them sit down to eat and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the
third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants."
"But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not
allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not
112. 41-48; "Then Peter said to Him, 'Lord, do You speak this
parable only to us, or to all people?' And the Lord said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his
master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant
whom his master will find sodoing when he comes. Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has.
But if that servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat the makle and female servants,
and to eat and drink and be drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an
hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant
who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much
is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more."
113. 49-53; "I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that
I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house
will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father,
mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against he daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against
114. 54-56; "Then He also
said to the multitudes, "Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming';
and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, 'There will be hot weather'; and there is.
You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?"
115. 57-59; "Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?
When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, make every effort along the way to settle with him, lest he drag you to
the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. I tell you, you shall not depart
from there till you have paid the very last mite."
116. 13:1-5; 'There
were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans
because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other
men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
117. 6-9; "A certain man ha a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit
on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on
this fig tree and found none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?' But he answered and said to him, 'Sir,
let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not,
after that you can cut it down."
118. 15,16; "Hypocrite!
Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it away to water it? So ought
not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound - think of it - for eighteen years, be loosed from this
bond on the Sabbath?"
119. 18,19; "What is the
kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his
garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches."
120. 20,21; "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and
hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened."
'Lord, are there few who are saved?' And He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many I
say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door,
and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open for us,' and He will answer and say to you,
"I do not know you, where you are from,' then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught
in our streets.' But He sill say, 'I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers
of iniquity.' There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets
in the kingdom of God; and yourselves thrust out. They will come from east and west, from the north and the south, and
sit down in the kingdom of God. And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last."
122. 32, 33; "Go, tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today
and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.' Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following;
for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem."
35; "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often
I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! See!
Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time come when you say, 'Blessed
is He who comes in the name of the LORD."
124. 14:11; "For whoever
exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
125. 12-14; "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives,
nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the
maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the
resurrection of the just."
126. 24; "For I say to you
that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper."
"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his
own life also, he cannot be My disciple."
128. 27; "And whoever does
notbear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple."
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish
it - lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man
began to build and was not able to finish.' Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down
first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else,
while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of
you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple."
"Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor
for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
131. 15:7; "I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance."
"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
133. 31; "And he said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have
is yours. It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was
lost and is found."
134. 16:1-8; "So the master
commended the unjust steward because he had dealt shrewdly. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in their generation
than the sons of light."
135. 9-12; "And I say to
you, make friends for yourselves by unrighteous mammon, that when you fail, they may receive you into an everlasting home.
He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore
if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have
not been faithful in what is another man's, who will give you what is your own?"
136. 13; "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else
he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
137. 14,15; 'Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard these things, and they derided Him. And
He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly
esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God."
"The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone
is pressing into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail."
139. 18; "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever
marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery." As mentioned earlier in Matthew, Jesus said this
teaching is not able to be accepted by everyone, but only those to whom it was given. This teaching clearly shows the
need that we explore and grasp the complete record of His teachings and not take His word beyond the wholeness of what He
taught. If we only take the passages where this is taught and exclude the other it may bring much grief that is unnecessary.
140. 19-31; "There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen
and fared sumptuously every day. But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,
desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 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.
And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 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.' 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. And besides all
this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor
can those from there pass to us.' Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's
house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.' Abraham
said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.' And he said, 'No, Father Abraham, but
if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' But he said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.'"
"It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 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. Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him, and if he repents,
forgive him. 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."
142. 6-10; "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. 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'? But will he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something for my supper, and
gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink'? Does he thank that servant
because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 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."
143. 11-19; 'Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst
of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar
off. And they lifted up their voices and said, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!' So when He saw them, He said
to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face
at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed?
But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
And He said to him, "Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well."
144. 20,21; 'Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and
said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, 'See, here!' or "See there!' For
indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
145. 22-24; "The
days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will
say to you, 'Look, here! or 'Look there!' Do not go after them or follow them."
146. 24; "For as the lightning that flashes out of one part of heaven shines to the other part under heaven,
so also the Son of Man will be in His day."
147. 25; "But first He must
suffer many things and be rejected by this generation."
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they
drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed
them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted,
they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even
so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."
"In that day, he who is on the housetop and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away.
And likewise the one who is in the field, let him nottrun back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to save his
life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it."
'And they answered and said to Him, 'Where, Lord?' So He said to them, "Wherever the eagles will be gathered together."
151. 18:1-7; Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not
lose heart, saying: "There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was
a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 'Get justice for me from my adversary.' And he would not for a while,
but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will
avenge her, lest by her continual coming she wary me.' Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.
And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you
that He will avenge them speedily."
152. 8; "Nevertheless, when
the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"
Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: "Two
men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.The Pharisee stook and prayed thus with himself,
'God I thank You that I am notlike other men - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast
twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise
his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to
his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will
154. 15-17; 'Then they also brought infants toHim that He might
touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rubuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, "Let the little
children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does
not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
155. 18-22; 'Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, 'Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?'
So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments:
'Do not commit adultery', 'Do not murder,' 'Do not steal', 'Do not bear false witness', 'Honor your father and your
mother.'" And he said, 'All these things I have kept from my youth.' So when Jesus heard these things, He
said to him, "You still lack one thing: Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor and you will have treasure
in heaven; and come, follow Me." But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.'
156. 24-27; "'And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, "How
hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye
of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." And those who heard it said, 'Who then can
be saved?' But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."
157. 29,30; "Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents
or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present
time, and in the age to come eternal life."
158. 31-33; "Behold, we are
going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.
For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and be mocked and insulted and spit upon. They will scourge Him and kill Him.
And the third day He will rise again."
159. 39-42; "'Then those
who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, 'Son of David, have mercy on me!'
So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, saying, "What
do you want Me to do for you?" He said, 'Lord that I may receive my sight.' Then Jesus said to him, "Receive
your sight, your faith has made you well."
160. 19:1-9; Jesus comes to Zacchaeus'
house. Note the story of how he sought Jesus and of Jesus accepting his invitation, as well as Zacchaeus doing works
of repentance and restitution and even giving half of all his goods to the poor. "And Jesus said to him, "Today
salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that
which was lost."
161. 11-27; "But bring here
those who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me."
162. 46; "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a den of thieves."
163. 20:17,18; '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'? Whoever falls on that stone will be broken;
but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder."
"Why do you test Me? ShowMe a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and
said, 'Caecar's.' And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things of Ceasar's, and to God the things
that are God's."
165. 34-36; "The sons of
this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection
from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are
sons of God, being sons of the resurrection."
166. 37,38; "But
even Moses showed in the burning bush passge that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him."
167. 41-44; "How can they say that the Christ is the Son of David? Now David
himself said in the Book of Psalms: 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.'
Therefore David calls Him 'Lord', how is He then his Son?"
"Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in
the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These
will receive greater condemnation."
169. 21:1-4; 'And He looked up and saw
the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, "Truly
I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for
God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had."
170. 5-38; In our time this section of teaching seems especially important. There are a number of warnings
and commandments and prophecies given that need to be taken as Jesus gave them and in a balanced view of His direct teaching.
5,6; 'Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned
with beautiful stones and donations, He said, "These things which you see - the days will come in which not one stone
shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down."
'So they asked Him, saying, 'Teacher,but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are
about to take place?' And He said to them, "Take heed that you not be deceived."
172. 8; "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and 'The time has drawn near.' "Therefore
do not go after them."
173. 9; "But when you hear
of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first; but the end will not come immediately."
174. 10; 'Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
175. 11; "And there will be great earthquakes in various places,
and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven."
176. 12; "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering
you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake."
177. 13; "But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony."
178. 14, 15; "Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on
what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or
179. 16, 17; "You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers,
relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake."
180. 18; "But not a hair of your head shall be lost."
181. 19; "By your patience possess your souls."
182. 20-24 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Let
those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the
country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But
woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in
the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations.
And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
183. 25-27; The previous verses speak to the destruction of Jerusalem and scattering of the Jews to all nations
that happened about AD 70. These next verses, due to the events prophesied, are for the signs of the fulfillment of
the 'times of the Gentiles' and of which Paul likely spoke of as the time when the 'fullness of the Gentiles' would be accomplished.
25; "And there will be signs in the sun,
184. 25; "in the moon,
185. 25; "and in the stars,
186. 25; "and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity,
187. 25; "the sea and the waters roaring;
188. 26; "men's hearts failing them for fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the
earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
"Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
190. 28; "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws
191. 29-33; 'Then He spoke to them a parable: "Look at
the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this
generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will
by no means pass away."
192. 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
193. 35; "For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell
on the face of the whole earth."
194. 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."
195. 22:14-22; 'When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles
with Him. Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." Then He took the cup,
and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves, for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit
of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." Then He took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them,
saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." Likewise He also took the
cup after supper saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. But behold, the hand
of My betrayer is with Me on the table. And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man
by whom He is betrayed!"
196. 25-27; "The kings of
the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' But not so
among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.
For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among
you as the One who serves."
197. 28-30; "But you are
those who have continued with Me in My trials. And I bestow upon you a kingdom; just as My Father bestowed one upon
Me, that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
198. 36-37; But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack;
and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say to you that this which is written must still
be accomplished in Me. 'And He was numbered with the transgressors.' For the things concerning Me have an end."
199. 40; "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."
200. 42; "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless,
not My will, but Yours, be done."
201. 67-70; 'If You are the Christ,
tell us.' But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will by no means believe. And if I also ask you, you will by
no means answer Me or let Me go. Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God."
Then they all said, 'Are You then the Son of God?' So He said to them, "You rightly say that I am."
202. 28-31; Spoken on the way to the cross to mourning women: "Daughters
of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. For indeed the days are coming in which
they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!' Then whey will begin
to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' For if they do these things in the green wood,
what will be done in the dry?"
203. 34; "Father, forgive
them, for they do not know what they do."
204. 43; "Assuredly, I say
to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
205. 44-46; 'Now
it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. Then the sun was darkened,
and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, into
Your hands I commit My spirit."
206. 25-27; "O foolish ones,
and slow of hart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things
and to enter into His glory?" And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures
the things concerning Himself.'
207. 36-39; "Peace to you."
But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are you
troubled? And why do doubts arise in our hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle
Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have."
208. 44, 45; 'Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that
all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."
And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.'
209. 46-53; "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the
dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at
Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. 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." And He led them out as far as Bethany,
and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them
and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in
the temple praising and blessing God. Amen.
So ends the accounts of Luke. A general observation is that the gospel accounts do not
seem to be copied from each other and that they are consistent with having been retold and compiled, or written, independent
from each other. Some view these differences as the perspective that each had towards His offices of Prophet, Priest
and King, as well as the Son of God - His deity. John perhaps follows this latter perspective and it is very reasonable
to think he had access to Matthew's gospel and wrote this account towards the end of his life to record aspects of Jesus'
teachings not recorded by Matthew.
'The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken
up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,to whom He also presented Himself
alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining
to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to
wait for the Promise of the Father, "Which,: He said, "you have heard from Me, for John truly baptized with water,
but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
2. 6-8; Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord
will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?? And He said to them, "It is not for you to know the times
or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come
upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
3. 9:1-18; 'Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against
the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he
found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.. As he journeyed he came
near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying
to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, 'Who are You, Lord?' Then the Lord said,
"I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads." So he, trembling
and astonished, said, 'Lord, what do You want me to do?' Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city,
and you will be told what you must do." And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but
seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground and when his eyes were opened he saw no on. But they led him by
the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Now there
was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he
said, 'Here I am Lord.' So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the
house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. And in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias
coming in and putting his hand on him, so that he might receive his sight." Then Ananias answered, 'Lord, I have
heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from
the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.' But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel
of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must
suffer for My name's sake." And Ananias went his way and entered the house, and laying his hands on him he said,
'Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and
be filled with the Holy Spirit. Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight
at once; and he arose and was baptized.
4. 10:10-15; 'Then he became very hungry and
wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound
at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the
earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat."
But Peter said, 'Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.' And a voice spoke to him again
the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common."