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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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CHAPTER 13 References

1 aLuke
2 aLuke 19:44
3 aMatt. 16:18
bMark 1:19
cMark 1:19
dJohn 1:40
4 aMatt. 24:3
5 aEph. 5:6
8 aHag. 2:22
bMatt. 24:8
1NU omits
and troubles
2Lit. birth
9 aMatt. 10:17,
18; 24:9 1NU,
M stand
10 aMatt. 24:14
11 aLuke
bActs 2:4; 4:8,
31 1NU omits
or premeditate
12 aMic. 7:6
13 aLuke 21:17
bMatt. 10:22;
24:13 1bears

MARK 13:13

Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple


1 Then aas He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!”
2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? aNot one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, aPeter, bJames, cJohn, and dAndrew asked Him privately,
4 a“Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?”
5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say: a“Take heed that no one deceives you.
6 “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many.
7 “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.
8 “For nation will rise against nation, and akingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines 1and troubles. bThese are the beginnings of 2sorrows.
9 “But awatch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will 1be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.
10 “And athe gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
11 a“But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, 1or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, bbut the Holy Spirit.
12 “Now abrother 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.
13 a“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But bhe who 1endures to the end shall be saved.

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MARK 13:14

The Great Tribulation

14 a“So when you see the babomination of desolation,’ 1spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not” (let the reader understand), “then clet those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
15 “Let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house.
16 “And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes.
17 a“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
18 “And pray that your flight may not be in winter.
19 a“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.
20 “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.
21 a“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, He is there!’ do not believe it.
22 “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and awonders to deceive, if possible, even the 1elect.
23 “But atake heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.

The Coming of the Son of Man

24 a“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
25 “the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be ashaken.
26 a“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
27 “And then He will send His angels, and gather together His 1elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.

The Parable of the Fig Tree

28 a“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.
29 “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that 1it is near—at the doors!
30 “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but aMy words will by no means pass away.

No One Knows the Day or Hour

32 “But of that day and hour ano one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the bFather.

14 aMatt. 24:15
bDan. 9:27;
11:31; 12:11
cLuke 21:21
1NU omits
spoken of by
Daniel the
17 aLuke 21:23
19 aDan. 9:26;
21 aLuke
17:23; 21:8
22 aRev. 13:13,
14 1chosen
23 a[2 Pet.
3:17] 24 aZeph. 1:15
25 aIs. 13:10;
26 a[Dan. 7:13,
14] 27 1chosen
28 aLuke 21:29
29 1Or He
31 aIs. 40:8
32 aMatt. 25:13
bActs 1:7
33 a1 Thess.
34 aMatt.
24:45; 25:14
b[Matt. 16:19] 35 aMatt.
24:42, 44

CHAPTER 14 References

1 aLuke 22:1,
2 bEx. 12:1–27
3 aLuke 7:37
1Perfume of
pure nard
5 aMatt. 18:28
bJohn 6:61
7 aDeut. 15:11
b[John 7:33;
8:21; 14:2, 12;
16:10, 17, 28] 9 aLuke 24:47
10 aMatt.
12 aMatt.

33 a“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
34 a“It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave bauthority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
35 a“Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning—
36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
37 “And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”

The Plot to Kill Jesus


1 After atwo days it was the Passover and bthe Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by 1trickery and put Him to death.
2 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.”

The Anointing at Bethany

3 aAnd being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly 1oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
4 But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted?
5 “For it might have been sold for more than three hundred adenarii and given to the poor.” And they bcriticized1 her sharply.
6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
7 a“For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; bbut Me you do not have always.
8 “She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
9 “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is apreached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

10 aThen Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.

Jesus Celebrates the Passover with His Disciples

12 aNow on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they 1killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to

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Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”
13 And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him.
14 “Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’
15 “Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us.”
16 So His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover.
17 aIn the evening He came with the twelve.
18 Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, aone of you who eats with Me will betray Me.”
19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, “Is it I?” 1And another said, “Is it I?”
20 He answered and said to them, “It is one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish.
21 a“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 never been born.”

Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper

22 aAnd as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, 1eat; this is My bbody.”
23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the 1new covenant, which is shed for many.
25 “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 of God.”
26 aAnd when they had sung 1a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

27 aThen Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble 1because of Me this night, for it is written:

b‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered.’

28 “But aafter I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
29 aPeter said to Him, “Even if all are made to 1stumble, yet I will not be.”
30 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I

17 aMatt.
Luke 22:14,
18 aPs. 41:9;
Matt. 26:46;
Mark 14:42;
John 6:70, 71;
19 1NU omits
the rest of
v. 19.
21 aMatt.
26:24; Luke
22:22; Acts
22 aMatt.
1 Cor.
b[1 Pet. 2:24] 1NU omits eat
24 1NU omits
26 aMatt. 26:30
1Or hymns
27 aMatt.
Mark 14:50;
John 16:32
b[Is. 53:5, 10];
Zech. 13:7
1NU omits because
of Me
this night
28 aMatt.
28:16; Mark
16:7; John
29 aMatt.
26:33, 34;
Luke 22:33,
34; John
13:37, 38 1fall
32 aMatt.
John 18:1
33 aMark 5:37;
9:2; 13:3
34 aIs. 53:3, 4;
Matt. 26:38;
John 12:27
36 aRom. 8:15;
Gal. 4:6
b[Heb. 5:7] cIs.
50:5; John
5:30; 6:38
38 aLuke 21:36
b[Rom. 7:18,
21–24; Gal.
5:17] 41 aJohn 13:1;
42 aMatt.
26:46; Mark
14:18; Luke
9:44; John
13:21; 18:1, 2
43 aPs. 3:1;
John 18:3–11
44 a[Prov. 27:6] 48 aMatt.
26:55; Luke

MARK 14:48

say to you that today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”
31 But he spoke more vehemently, “If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all said likewise.

The Prayer in the Garden

32 aThen they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
33 And He atook Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed.
34 Then He said to them, a“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
36 And He said, a“Abba, Father, ball things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; cnevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
37 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?
38 a“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. bThe spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words.
40 And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.
41 Then He came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! aThe hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 a“Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

43 aAnd immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
44 Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I akiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely.”
45 As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, “Rabbi, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
46 Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.
47 And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
48 aThen Jesus answered and said to them, “Have you come out, as

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MARK 14:49

against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?
49 “I was daily with you in the temple ateaching, and you did not seize Me. But bthe Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
50 aThen they all forsook Him and fled.

A Young Man Flees Naked

51 Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him,
52 and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.

Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

53 aAnd they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were bassembled all the cchief priests, the elders, and the scribes.
54 But aPeter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.
55 aNow the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none.
56 For many bore afalse witness against Him, but their testimonies 1did not agree.
57 aThen some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
58 “We heard Him say, a‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’ ”
59 But not even then did their testimony agree.
60 aAnd the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?”
61 But aHe kept silent and answered nothing. bAgain the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
62 Jesus said, “I am. aAnd you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
64 “You have heard the ablasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of bdeath.
65 Then some began to aspit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers 1struck Him with the palms of their hands.

Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps

66 aNow as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.
67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and

49 aMatt. 21:23
bIs. 53:7
50 aPs. 88:8
53 aMatt.
bMark 15:1
cJohn 7:32;
18:3; 19:6
54 aJohn 18:15
55 aMatt. 26:59
56 aEx. 20:16
1were not
57 aPs. 35:11
58 aJohn 2:19
60 aMatt. 26:62
61 aIs. 53:7
62 aLuke 22:69
64 aJohn
10:33, 36
bJohn 19:7
65 aIs. 50:6;
52:14; Lam.
3:30 1NU received
with slaps
66 aJohn
67 aJohn 1:45
69 aMatt. 26:71
70 aLuke 22:59
bActs 2:7 1NU
omits the rest
of v. 70.
72 aMatt. 26:75

said, “You also were with aJesus of Nazareth.”
68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.
69 aAnd the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, “This is one of them.”
70 But he denied it again. aAnd a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you are one of them; bfor you are a Galilean, 1and your 2speech shows it.”
71 Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”
72 aA second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.

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Promised Faithfulness to the LORD
A Psalm of David.

1 I WILL sing of mercy and justice; To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.

2 I will behave wisely in a 1perfect way. Oh, when will You come to me? I will awalk within my house with a perfect heart.

3 I will set nothing 1wicked before my eyes; aI hate the work of those bwho fall away; It shall not cling to me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not aknow wickedness.

PSALM 101 References

2 a1 Kin. 11:4
3 aPs. 97:10
bJosh. 23:6
4 a[Ps.
119:115] 5 aProv. 6:17
6 1blameless
7 1Lit. be established
8 a[Ps. 75:10];
Jer. 21:12 bPs.
48:2, 8

5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; aThe one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.

6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me; He who walks in a 1perfect way, He shall serve me.
7 He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not 1continue in my presence.
8 aEarly I will destroy all the wicked of the land, That I may cut off all the evildoers bfrom the city of the LORD.



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