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Jesus & the Kingdom
(Category 14 of 16)
CHAPTER 9 References
1 aLuke 9:27
Jesus Transfigured on the Mount
1 And He said to them, a“Assuredly I say to you that there are
some standing here who will not taste death till they see bthe kingdom of God 1present with power.”
2 aNow after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly awhite, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
5 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—
6 because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid.
7 And a acloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is bMy beloved Son. cHear Him!”
8 Suddenly,when they had looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves.
9 aNow as they came down from the mountain, He commanded them that they should tell no one the things they had seen, till the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
10 So they kept this word to themselves, questioning awhat the rising from the dead meant.
11 And they asked Him, saying, “Why do the scribes say athat Elijah must come first?”
12 Then He answered and told them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And ahow is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and bbe treated with contempt?
13 “But I say to you that aElijah has also come, and they did to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him.”
A Boy Is Healed
14 aAnd when He came to the disciples, He saw a great multitude around them, and scribes disputing with them.
15 Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, greeted Him.
16 And He asked the scribes,“What are you discussing with them?”
17 Then aone of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit.
18 “And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”
19 He answered him and said, “O
3 aDan. 7:9
7 aEx. 40:34
bPs. 2:7; [Is.
11 aMal. 4:5
12 aPs. 22:6; Is.
9:26; Mal. 4:5,
6 bLuke 23:11;
13 aLuke 1:17
17 aLuke 9:38
19 aJohn 4:48
2put up with
20 aMark 1:26
23 aJohn 11:40
1NU “ ‘If You
24 aLuke 17:5
25 aMark 1:25
28 aMatt. 17:19
31 aLuke 9:44
27:50 c1 Cor.
32 aLuke 2:50;
afaithless1 generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I 2bear with you? Bring him to Me.”
20 Then they brought him to Him. And awhen he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.
21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.
22 “And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”
23 Jesus said to him, a“If1 you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; ahelp my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He arebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”
26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.”
27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
28 aAnd when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”
29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but aprayer 1and fasting.”
Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection
30 Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it.
31 aFor He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will bkill Him. And after He is killed, He will crise the third day.”
32 But they adid not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
Who Is the Greatest?
33 aThen He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you 1disputed among yourselves on the road?”
34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had adisputed among themselves who would be the bgreatest.
35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, a“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
36 Then aHe took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And
when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,
37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and awhoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”
Jesus Forbids Sectarianism
38 aNow John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”
39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, afor no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me.
40 “For ahe who is not against 1us is on 2our side.
41 a“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.
Jesus Warns of Offenses
42 a“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me 1to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.
43 a“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life 1maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to 2hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched—
a‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
45 “And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into 1hell, 2into the fire that shall never be quenched—
a‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’
47 “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into 1hell fire—
a‘Their worm does not die And the bfire is not quenched.’
Tasteless Salt Is Worthless
49 “For everyone will be aseasoned with fire, band1 every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
50 a“Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? bHave salt in yourselves, and chave peace with one another.”
37 aMatt. 10:40
39 a1 Cor. 12:3
12:30] 1M you
41 aMatt. 10:42
42 aLuke 17:1,
2 1To fall into
43 aMatt. 5:29,
30; 18:8, 9
44 aIs. 66:24
1NU omits v.
omits the rest
of v. 45 and
all of v. 46.
46 aIs. 66:24
48 aIs. 66:24
omits the rest
of v. 49.
50 aMatt. 5:13
CHAPTER 10 References
2 aMatt. 19:3
6 aGen. 1:27;
7 aGen. 2:24
5:32; 19:9] 13 aLuke
14 a[1 Pet. 2:2] 15 aMatt. 18:3,
4; 19:14 bLuke
18 a1 Sam. 2:2
Marriage and Divorce
1 Then aHe arose from there and came to the region of Judea by the other side of the
2 aThe Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him.
3 And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?”
4 They said, a“Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.”
5 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this 1precept.
6 “But from the beginning of the creation, God a‘made them male and female.’
7 a‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
8 ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
10 In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter.
11 So He said to them, a“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.
12 “And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
Jesus Blesses Little Children
13 aThen they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for aof such is the kingdom of God.
15 “Assuredly, I say to you, awhoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will bby no means enter it.”
16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.
Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
17 aNow as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I bdo that I may inherit eternal life?”
18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, aGod.
19 “You know the commandments: a‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not
murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ”
20 And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have akept from my youth.”
21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, asell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have btreasure in heaven; and come, ctake up the cross, and follow Me.”
22 But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
With God All Things Are Possible
23 aThen Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!”
24 And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is 1for those awho trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!
25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a arich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not awith God; for with God all things are possible.”
28 aThen Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”
29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother 1or wife or children or 2lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,
30 a“who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with bpersecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.
31 a“But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”
Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection
32 aNow they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. bThen He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him:
33 “Behold,we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn
20 aPhil. 3:6
12:33; 16:9] bMatt. 6:19,
c[Mark 8:34] 23 aMatt. 19:23
24 a[1 Tim.
trust in riches
13:22; 19:24] 27 aJer. 32:17
28 aLuke 18:28
29 1NU omits
or wife 2Lit.
b[1 Pet. 4:12,
13] 31 aLuke 13:30
34 1flog Him
with a Roman
4:3] 38 aJohn 18:11
39 aActs 12:2
11:16] 41 aMatt. 20:24
42 aLuke 22:25
43 aMark 9:35
2:7, 8] b[2 Cor.
5:21; 1 Tim.
2:5, 6; Titus
2:14] 46 aLuke
47 aRev. 22:16
Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles;
34 “and they will mock Him, and 1scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
Greatness Is Serving
35 aThen James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”
36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
37 They said to Him, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.”
38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the acup that I drink, and be baptized with the bbaptism that I am baptized with?”
39 They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, a“You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized;
40 “but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those afor whom it is prepared.”
41 aAnd when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John.
42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, a“You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
43 a“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant.
44 “And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.
45 “For even athe Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and bto give His life a ransom for many.”
Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus
46 aNow they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, aSon of David, bhave mercy on me!”
48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.
51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, 1“Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; ayour faith has 1made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
51 1Lit. My
52 aMatt. 9:22;
Praise to the LORD for His Holiness
1 THE LORD reigns; Let the peoples tremble! aHe dwells between the
2 The LORD is great in Zion, And He is high above all the peoples.
3 Let them praise Your great and awesome name— 1He is holy.
4 The King’s strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool— He is holy.
PSALM 99 References
1 aEx. 25:22;
1 Sam. 4:4;
3 1Or It
6 a1 Sam. 7:9;
6 Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who acalled upon His name; They called upon the LORD, and He answered them.
7 He spoke to them in the cloudy pillar; They kept His testimonies and the 1ordinance He gave them.
8 You answered them, O LORD our God; You were to them God-Who- Forgives, Though You took vengeance on their deeds.
9 Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His holy hill; For the LORD our God is holy.
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