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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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CHAPTER 25 References

1 a[Eph. 5:29,
30] 2 aMatt. 13:47;
5 a1 Thess. 5:6
6 a[1 Thess.
4:16] 1NU
omits is coming
7 aLuke 12:35
10 aLuke 13:25
11 a[Matt.
7:21–23] 12 a[Hab. 1:13] 13 aMark
13:35 bMatt.
24:36, 42 1NU
omits the rest
of v. 13.
14 aLuke
bMatt. 21:33
15 a[Rom.

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins


1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet athe bridegroom.
2 a“Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 “Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,
4 “but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 “But while the bridegroom was delayed, athey all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight aa cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom 1is coming; go out to meet him!’
7 “Then all those virgins arose and atrimmed their lamps.
8 “And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
9 “But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
10 “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and athe door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, a‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’
12 “But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, aI do not know you.’
13 a“Watch therefore, for you bknow neither the day nor the hour 1in which the Son of Man is coming.

The Parable of the Talents

14 a“For the kingdom of heaven is blike a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.
15 “And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, ato each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey.
16 “Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
17 “And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
18 “But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money.
19 “After a long time the lord of

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those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’
21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were afaithful over a few things, bI will make you ruler over many things. Enter into cthe joy of your lord.’
22 “He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’
23 “His lord said to him, a‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into bthe joy of your lord.’
24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
25 ‘And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You awicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.
27 ‘So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.
28 ‘Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 a‘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.
30 ‘And cast the unprofitable servant ainto the outer darkness. bThere will be weeping and cgnashing of teeth.’

The Son of Man Will Judge the Nations

31 a“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the 1holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
32 a“All the nations will be gathered before Him, and bHe will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
33 “And He will set the asheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, ainherit the kingdom bprepared for you from the foundation of the world:

21 a[1 Cor. 4:2] b[Luke 12:44;
22:29, 30] c[Heb. 12:2] 23 aMatt.
24:45, 47;
25:21 b[Ps.
16:11] 26 aMatt. 18:32
29 aMatt. 13:12
30 aMatt. 8:12;
22:13 bMatt.
7:23; 8:12;
24:51 cPs.
31 a[1 Thess.
4:16] 1NU
omits holy
32 a[2 Cor.
5:10] bEzek.
33 a[John
10:11, 27, 28] 34 a[Rom.
8:17] bMark
35 aIs. 58:7
b[Heb. 13:2] 36 a[James
2:15, 16] b2 Tim. 1:16
40 aMark 9:41
41 aMatt. 7:23
bMatt. 13:40,
42 c[2 Pet. 2:4] 44 1NU, M
omit Him
45 aProv. 14:31
46 a[Dan. 12:2] CHAPTER 26
2 aLuke
22:1, 2
3 aJohn 11:47
1NU omits the
4 aActs
4:25–28 1deception
5 aMatt. 21:26
6 aMark
8 aJohn 12:4


35 a‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; bI was a stranger and you took Me in;
36 ‘I was anaked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; bI was in prison and you came to Me.
37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
38 ‘When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
39 ‘Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40 “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, ainasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, a‘Depart from Me, you cursed, binto the everlasting fire prepared for cthe devil and his angels:
42 ‘for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
43 ‘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.’
44 “Then they also will answer 1Him, 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?’
45 “Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, ainasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’
46 “And athese will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

The Plot to Kill Jesus


1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples,
2 a“You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
3 aThen the chief priests, 1the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4 and aplotted to take Jesus by 1trickery and kill Him.
5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the apeople.”

The Anointing at Bethany

6 And when Jesus was in aBethany at the house of Simon the leper,
7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.
8 aBut when His disciples saw it,

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they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?
9 “For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.”
10 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.
11 a“For you have the poor with you always, but bMe you do not have always.
12 “For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My aburial.
13 “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.”

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14 aThen one of the twelve, called bJudas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
15 and said, a“What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

Jesus Celebrates Passover with His Disciples

17 aNow on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
18 And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, a“My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.” ’ ”
19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.
20 aWhen evening had come, He sat down with the twelve.
21 Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will abetray Me.”
22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?”
23 He answered and said, a“He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
24 “The Son of Man indeed goes just aas it is written of Him, but bwoe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! cIt would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”
25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”

Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper

26 aAnd as they were eating, bJesus took bread, 1blessed and broke it,

11 a[Deut.
15:11] b[John
13:33; 14:19;
16:5, 28;
17:11] 12 aJohn
14 aPs. 41:9;
Mark 14:10,
11; Luke
22:3–6 bMatt.
15 aZech.
17 aEx. 12:6,
18 aLuke 9:51
20 aMark
21 aJohn 6:70,
71; 13:21
23 aPs. 41:9
24 a1 Cor. 15:3
bLuke 17:1
cJohn 17:12
26 aMark
b1 Cor.
c[1 Pet. 2:24] 1M gave
thanks for
27 aMark
28 a[Ex. 24:8] bJer. 31:31
cMatt. 20:28
1NU omits
new 2forgiveness
29 aMark
14:25 bActs
30 aMark
31 aMatt.
26:56; Mark
14:50; John
16:32 b[Matt.
11:6] cZech.
13:7 1caused
to take offense
at Me
32 aMatt. 28:7,
10, 16
33 1caused to
take offense
at You
34 aJohn 13:38
36 aMark
37 aMatt. 4:21;
38 aJohn 12:27
39 a[Heb.
5:7–9] bJohn
12:27 cMatt.
20:22 dJohn
5:30; 6:38
41 aLuke
22:40, 46
b[Gal. 5:17] 42 1NU if this
may not pass
away unless

and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; cthis is My body.”
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, a“Drink from it, all of you.
28 “For athis is My blood bof the 1new covenant, which is shed cfor many for the 2remission of sins.
29 “But aI say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on buntil that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
30 aAnd when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31 Then Jesus said to them, a“All of you will bbe 1made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:

c‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

32 “But after I have been raised, aI will go before you to Galilee.”
33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are 1made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.”
34 Jesus said to him, a“Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”
35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And so said all the disciples.

The Prayer in the Garden

36 aThen Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.”
37 And He took with Him Peter and athe two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
38 Then He said to them, a“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”
39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and aprayed, saying, b“O My Father, if it is possible, clet this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, dnot as I will, but as You will.”
40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What? Could you not watch with Me one hour?
41 a“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. bThe spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, 1if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.

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44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45 Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour 1is at hand, and the Son of Man is being abetrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 “Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

47 And awhile He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him.”
49 Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” aand kissed Him.
50 But Jesus said to him, a“Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.
51 And suddenly, aone of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, afor all who take the sword will 1perish by the sword.
53 “Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with amore than twelve legions of angels?
54 “How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, athat it must happen thus?”
55 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.
56 “But all this was done that the aScriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then ball the disciples forsook Him and fled.

Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

57 aAnd those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But aPeter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, 1the elders, and all the council sought afalse testimony against Jesus to put Him to death,
60 1but found none. Even though amany false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last btwo 2false witnesses came forward
61 and said, “This fellow said, a‘I

17:22, 23;
20:18, 19 1has
drawn near
47 aActs 1:16
49 a2 Sam.
50 aPs. 41:9;
51 aJohn 18:10
52 aRev. 13:10
1M die
53 aDan. 7:10
54 aIs. 50:6;
56 aLam. 4:20
bJohn 18:15
57 aJohn
18:12, 19–24
58 aJohn
18:15, 16
59 aPs. 35:11
1NU omits the
60 aMark
14:55 bDeut.
19:15 1NU but
found none,
even though
many false
came forward.
omits false
61 aJohn 2:19
62 aMark
63 aIs. 53:7
bLev. 5:1
64 aDan. 7:13
b[Acts 7:55] 65 a2 Kin.
18:37 bJohn
66 aLev. 24:16
67 aIs. 50:6;
53:3 bLuke
22:63–65 1Or
68 aMark
69 aJohn
73 aLuke 22:59
74 aMark
14:71 1call
down curses
2Swear oaths
75 aMatt. 26:34

am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ”
62 aAnd the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?”
63 But aJesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, b“I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”
64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, ahereafter you will see the Son of Man bsitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
65 aThen the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His bblasphemy!
66 “What do you think?” They answered and said, a“He is deserving of death.”
67 aThen they spat in His face and beat Him; and bothers struck Him with 1the palms of their hands,
68 saying, a“Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?”

Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps Bitterly

69 aNow Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.”
70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.”
71 And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.”
72 But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!”
73 And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your aspeech betrays you.”
74 Then ahe began to 1curse and 2swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed.
75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, a“Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.

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The Eternal Reign of the LORD

1 THE aLORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD is clothed, bHe has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be 1moved.
2 aYour throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.

PSALM 93 References

1 aPs. 96:10
bPs. 65:6
2 aPs. 45:6;
[Lam. 5:19] 3 1raised up
4 aPs. 65:7
5 1Lit. for
length of days

3 The floods have 1lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice; The floods lift up their waves.
4 aThe LORD on high is mightier Than the noise of many waters, Than the mighty waves of the sea.

5 Your testimonies are very sure; Holiness adorns Your house, O LORD, 1forever.



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