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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic


1 So He got into a boat, crossed over, aand came to His own city.
2 aThen behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. bWhen Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

CHAPTER 9 References

1 aMatt. 4:13;
11:23; Mark
2 aMark
2:3–12; Luke
5:18–26 bMatt.
4 aPs. 139:2;
Matt. 12:25;
Mark 12:15;
Luke 5:22;
6:8; 9:47;
8 aMatt. 8:27;
John 7:15
1NU were
9 aMark 2:14;
Luke 5:27
10 aMark 2:15;
Luke 5:29
11 aMatt.
11:19; Mark
2:16; Luke
5:30; 15:2
b[Gal. 2:15] 13 aHos. 6:6;
[Mic. 6:6–8];
Matt. 12:7
bMark 2:17;
Luke 5:32;
1 Tim. 1:15
1NU omits to
14 aMark 2:18;
Luke 5:33–35;
18:12 1NU
often as disputed.
15 aJohn 3:29
bActs 13:2, 3;
14:23 1Lit.
sons of the
16 1Lit. that
which is put
17 1burst
18 aMark
5:22–43; Luke

3 And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, “This Man blasphemes!”
4 But Jesus, aknowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
5 “For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?
6 “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.”
7 And he arose and departed to his house.
8 Now when the multitudes saw it, they amarveled1 and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

Matthew the Tax Collector

9 aAs Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
10 aNow it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with atax collectors and bsinners?”
12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13 “But go and learn what this means:
a‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’
For I did not come to call the righteous, bbut sinners, 1to repentance.”

Jesus Is Questioned About Fasting

14 Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, a“Why do we and the Pharisees fast 1often, but Your disciples do not fast?”
15 And Jesus said to them, “Can athe 1friends 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 bthen they will fast.
16 “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for 1the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
17 “Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins 1break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed

18 aWhile He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, “My daughter

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has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.”
19 So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His adisciples.
20 aAnd suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and btouched the hem of His garment.
21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”
22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; ayour faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
23 aWhen Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw bthe flute players and the noisy crowd wailing,
24 He said to them, a“Make room, for the girl is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him.
25 But when the crowd was put outside, He went in and atook her by the hand, and the girl arose.
26 And the areport of this went out into all that land.

Two Blind Men Healed

27 When Jesus departed from there, atwo blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, b“Son of David, have mercy on us!”
28 And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.”
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, a“See that no one knows it.”
31 aBut when they had departed, they 1spread the news about Him in all that 2country.

A Mute Man Speaks

32 aAs they went out, behold, they brought to Him a man, mute and demon-possessed.
33 And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the multitudes marveled, saying, “It was never seen like this in Israel!”
34 But the Pharisees said, a“He casts out demons by the ruler of the demons.”

The Compassion of Jesus

35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, ateaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease 1among the people.
36 aBut when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were 1weary and scattered, blike sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then He said to His disciples,

19 aMatt.
20 aLuke 8:43
bMatt. 14:36;
22 aLuke 7:50;
8:48; 17:19;
23 aMark 5:38
b2 Chr. 35:25
24 aActs 20:10
25 aMark 1:31
26 aMatt. 4:24
27 aMatt.
bLuke 18:38,
30 aMatt. 8:4
31 aMark 7:36
1Lit. made
Him known
2Lit. land
32 aMatt.
12:22, 24
34 aLuke 11:15
35 aMatt. 4:23
1NU omits
among the
36 aMark 6:34
bNum. 27:17
1NU, M harassed
37 aLuke 10:2
38 a2 Thess.

CHAPTER 10 References

1 aLuke 6:13
2 aJohn 1:42
3 1NU omits
whose surname
4 aActs 1:13
bJohn 13:2, 26
5 aMatt. 4:15
bJohn 4:9
6 aMatt. 15:24
bJer. 50:6
7 aLuke 9:2
bMatt. 3:2 1has
drawn near
8 a[Acts 8:18] 1NU raise the
dead, cleanse
the lepers 2M
omits raise
the dead
9 a1 Sam. 9:7
bMark 6:8
10 a1 Tim. 5:18
11 aLuke 10:8
13 aLuke 10:5
bPs. 35:13
14 aMark 6:11
bActs 13:51
15 aMatt.
11:22, 24
16 aLuke 10:3
bEph. 5:15
c[Phil. 2:14–16] 1innocent
17 aMark 13:9
bActs 5:40;
22:19; 26:11
18 a2 Tim. 4:16


a“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
38 a“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

The Twelve Apostles


1 And awhen He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, awho is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and 1Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 aSimon the 1Cananite, and Judas bIscariot, who also betrayed Him.

Sending Out the Twelve

5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: a“Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of bthe Samaritans.
6 a“But go rather to the blost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 a“And as you go, preach, saying, b‘The kingdom of heaven 1is at hand.’
8 “Heal the sick, 1cleanse the lepers, 2raise the dead, cast out demons. aFreely you have received, freely give.
9 a“Provide neither gold nor silver nor bcopper in your money belts,
10 “nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; afor a worker is worthy of his food.
11 a“Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out.
12 “And when you go into a household, greet it.
13 a“If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. bBut if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 a“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, bshake off the dust from your feet.
15 “Assuredly, I say to you, ait will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!

Persecutions Are Coming

16 a“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. bTherefore be wise as serpents and charmless1 as doves.
17 “But beware of men, for athey will deliver you up to councils and bscourge you in their synagogues.
18 a“You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as

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a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
19 a“But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For bit will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
20 a“for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
21 a“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.
22 “And ayou will be hated by all for My name’s sake. bBut he who endures to the end will be saved.
23 a“When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have bgone through the cities of Israel cbefore the Son of Man comes.
24 a“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 “It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If athey have called the master of the house 1Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!
26 “Therefore do not fear them. aFor there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Jesus Teaches the Fear of God

27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, aspeak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the house-tops.
28 a“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather bfear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in 1hell.
29 “Are not two asparrows sold for a 1copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
30 a“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Confess Christ Before Men

32 a“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, bhim I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.
33 a“But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

Christ Brings Division

34 a“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
35 “For I have come to a‘set1 a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’;

19 aLuke
12:11, 12;
21:14, 15 bEx.
20 a2 Sam.
21 aMic. 7:6
22 aLuke 21:17
bMark 13:13
23 aActs 8:1
b[Mark 13:10] cMatt. 16:28
24 aJohn 15:20
25 aJohn 8:48,
52 1NU, M
Beelzebul; a
Philistine deity,
2 Kin. 1:2,
26 aMark 4:22
27 aActs 5:20
28 aLuke 12:4
bLuke 12:5
1Gr. Gehenna
29 aLuke 12:6,
7 1Gr. assarion,
a coin
worth about
1⁄16 of a denarius
30 aLuke 21:18
32 aLuke 12:8
b[Rev. 3:5] 33 a2 Tim. 2:12
34 a[Luke
12:49] 35 aMic. 7:6
1alienate a
man from
36 aJohn 13:18
37 aLuke 14:26
38 a[Mark
8:34] 39 aJohn 12:25
40 aLuke 9:48
41 a1 Kin.
42 aMark 9:41

36 “and a‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’
37 a“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.
38 a“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 a“He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.

A Cup of Cold Water

40 a“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
41 a“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.
42 a“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.”

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Prayer that the LORD Will Restore Favor to the Land

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm aof the sons of Korah.

1 LORD,You have been favorable to Your land; You have abrought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah

3 You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger.

4 aRestore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your anger toward us to cease.
5 aWill You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
6 Will You not arevive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?
7 Show us Your mercy, LORD, And grant us Your salvation.

PSALM 85 References

title aPs. 42:
1 aEzra
1:11—2:1; Ps.
14:7; Jer.
30:18; 31:23;
Ezek. 39:25;
Hos. 6:11;
Joel 3:1
4 aPs. 80:3, 7
5 aPs. 79:5
6 aHab. 3:2
8 1foolishness
9 aIs. 46:13
bHag. 2:7;
Zech. 2:5;
[John 1:14] 10 aPs. 72:3;
[Is. 32:17];
Luke 2:14
12 a[Ps. 84:11;
James 1:17]

8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to 1folly.
9 Surely aHis salvation is near to those who fear Him, bThat glory may dwell in our land.

10 Mercy and truth have met together; aRighteousness and peace have kissed.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 aYes, the LORD will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase.
13 Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.



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