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Jesus & the Kingdom
(Category 14 of 16)
CHAPTER 17 References
1 a[1 Cor.
11:19] b[2 Thess. 1:6] 1stumbling
2 1cause one
of these little
ones to stumble
18:15, 21] b[Prov. 17:10] 1NU omits
4 1M omits to
Jesus Warns of Offenses
1 Then He said to the disciples, a“It is impossible that no 1offenses should come, but bwoe to him through whom they do come!
2 “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should 1offend one of these little ones.
3 “Take heed to yourselves. aIf your brother sins 1against you, brebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.
4 “And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns 1to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
Faith and Duty
5 And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”
6 aSo the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
7 “And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’?
8 “But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself aand serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
9 “Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded 1him? I think not.
10 “So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are aunprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ ”
Ten Lepers Cleansed
11 Now it happened aas He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of
12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, awho stood afar off.
13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
14 So when He saw them, He said to them, a“Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice aglorified God,
16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a aSamaritan.
17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
18 “Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”
19 aAnd He said to him, “Arise, go your way.Your faith has made you well.”
The Coming of the Kingdom
20 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;
21 a“nor will they say, 1‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, bthe kingdom of God is 2within you.”
22 Then He said to the disciples, a“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.
23 a“And they will say to you,
6 a[Mark 9:23;
11:23] 8 a[Luke
12:37] 9 1NU omits
the rest of
v. 9; M omits
10 aRom. 3:12;
11 aLuke 9:51,
12 aLev. 13:46
14 aMatt. 8:4
15 aLuke 5:25;
16 a2 Kin.
19 aMatt. 9:22
21 aLuke 17:23
b[Rom. 14:17] 1NU reverses
there 2in your
22 aMatt. 9:15
23 aMatt. 24:23
24 aMatt. 24:27
25 aMark 8:31;
b[Gen. 6:5–7] c[Gen. 6:8–13] d1 Pet. 3:20
28 aGen. 19
29 aGen. 19:16,
30 a[2 Thess.
1:7] 31 aMark
32 aGen. 19:26
34 a[1 Thess.
4:17] 1Or people
36 1NU, M
omit v. 36.
37 aMatt. 24:28
CHAPTER 18 References
3 1Avenge me
5 aLuke 11:8
1‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them.
24 a“For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven shines to the other part under heaven, so also the Son of Man will be in His day.
25 a“But first He must suffer many things and be brejected by this generation.
26 a“And as it bwas in the cdays of dNoah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
27 “They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the aday that Noah entered the , and the flood came and bdestroyed them all.
28 a“Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
29 “but on athe day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man ais revealed.
31 “In that day, he awho is on the housetop, and his 1goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back.
32 a“Remember Lot’s wife.
33 a“Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.
34 a“I tell you, in that night there will be two 1men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left.
35 a“Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left.
36 1“Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”
37 And they answered and said to Him, a“Where, Lord?” So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
The Parable of the Persistent Widow
1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men aalways ought to pray and not lose heart,
2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor 1regard man.
3 “Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, 1‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’
4 “And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
5 a‘yet because this widow troubles me I will 1avenge her, lest by
her continual coming she weary me.’ ”
6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.
7 “And ashall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
8 “I tell you athat He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
9 Also He spoke this parable to some awho trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
11 “The Pharisee astood and prayed thus with himself, b‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.
12 ‘I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’
13 “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!’
14 “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; afor everyone who exalts himself will be 1humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Jesus Blesses Little Children
15 aThen they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for aof such is the kingdom of God.
17 a“Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”
Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
18 aNow a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but aOne, that is, God.
20 “You know the commandments: a‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ b‘Honor your father and your mother.’”
21 And he said, “All athese things I have kept from my youth.”
22 So when Jesus heard these things, He said to him, “You still lack one thing. aSell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will
7 aRev. 6:10
8 aHeb. 10:37;
[2 Pet. 3:8, 9] 9 aProv. 30:12;
11 aPs. 135:2
gIs. 1:15; 58:2;
14 aJob 22:29;
1 Pet. 5:5] 1put down
16 aMatt. 18:3;
1 Cor. 14:20;
1 Pet. 2:2
17 aMatt. 18:3;
19 aPs. 86:5;
bEph. 6:2; Col.
21 aPhil. 3:6
22 aMatt. 6:19,
[1 Tim. 6:19] 24 aProv.
27 aJob 42:2;
28 aMatt. 19:27
1NU our own
29 aDeut. 33:9
30 aJob 42:10
9:51 bPs. 22;
[Is. 53] 1fulfilled
29, 41; Mark
19, 20, 31;
34 aMark 9:32;
10:6; 12:16] 35 aMatt.
38 aMatt. 9:27
have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
23 But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
With God All Things Are Possible
24 And when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, He said, a“How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!
25 “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.”
26 And those who heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”
27 But He said, a“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
28 aThen Peter said, “See, we have left 1all and followed You.”
29 So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, athere is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,
30 a“who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection
31 aThen He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things bthat are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be 1accomplished.
32 “For aHe will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.
33 “They will scourge Him and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
34 aBut they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.
A Blind Man Receives His Sight
35 aThen it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.
36 And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant.
37 So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
38 And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, aSon of David, have mercy on me!”
39 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!”
40 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him,
41 saying, “What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”
42 Then Jesus said to him, “Receive
your sight; ayour faith has made you well.”
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, aglorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
42 aLuke 17:19
43 aLuke 5:26;
PSALM 119 vv. 33 – 47
33 aTeach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end.
34 aGive me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it.
36 1Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to acovetousness.
37 aTurn1 away my eyes from blooking at worthless things, And revive me in 2Your way.
38 aEstablish Your word to Your servant, Who is devoted to fearing You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your judgments are good.
PSALM 119 vv. 33 – 47 References
2:26] 34 a[Prov. 2:6;
James 1:5] 36 aEzek.
me to long for
37 aIs. 33:15
my eyes to
from 2So with
38 a2 Sam.
45 aProv. 4:12
1Lit. in a wide
46 aPs. 138:1;
40 Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD— Your salvation according to Your word.
42 So shall I have an answer for him who 1reproaches me, For I trust in Your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
44 So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
45 And I will walk 1at aliberty, For I seek Your precepts.
46 aI will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in Your commandments, Which I love.
PSALM 119 vv. 48 – 64
48 My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.
49 Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my acomfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
51 The proud have me in great derision, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52 I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD, And have comforted myself.
53 aIndignation has taken hold of me Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 aI remember Your name in the night, O LORD, And I keep Your law.
56 This has become mine, Because I kept Your precepts.
PSALM 119 vv. 48 – 64 References
50 aJob 6:10;
[Rom. 15:4] 53 aEx. 32:19;
Ezra 9:3; Neh.
55 aPs. 63:6
62 aActs 16:25
64 aPs. 33:5
57 aYou are my portion, O LORD; I have said that I would keep Your words.
58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be merciful to me according to Your word.
59 I athought about my ways, And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I made haste, and did not delay To keep Your commandments.
61 The cords of the wicked have bound me, But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 aAt midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 aThe earth, O LORD, is full of Your mercy; Teach me Your statutes.
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