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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)


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CHAPTER 21 References

1 aMark
2 a[2 Cor. 6:10] bMark 12:42
1Gr. lepta,
very small
copper coins
3 a[2 Cor. 8:12] 4 a[2 Cor. 8:12] 1NU omits for
5 aMatt. 24:1;
Mark 13:1
6 aIs. 64:10, 11;
Lam. 2:6–9;
Mic. 3:12;
Luke 19:41–44
8 aMatt. 24:4;
Mark 13:5;
Eph. 5:6;
2 Thess. 2:3;
[1 John 4:1] 1NU omits
9 aRev. 6:4
10 aMatt. 24:7
11 aRev. 6:12

The Widow’s Two Mites


1 And He looked up aand saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,
2 and He saw also a certain apoor widow putting in two bmites.1
3 So He said, “Truly I say to you athat this poor widow has put in more than all;
4 “for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings 1for God, but she out of her poverty put in aall the livelihood that she had.”

Jesus Predicts the Destruction of the Temple

5 aThen, as some spoke of the temple, how it was 1adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said,
6 “These things which you see— the days will come in which 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

7 So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?”
8 And He said: a“Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ 1Therefore do not 2go after them.
9 “But when you hear of awars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
10 aThen He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
11 “And there will be great aearthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences ; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

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12 a“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and bprisons. cYou will be brought before kings and rulers dfor My name’s sake.
13 “But ait will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
14 a“Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will 1answer;
15 “for I will give you a mouth and wisdom awhich all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or 1resist.
16 a“You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put bsome of you to death.
17 “And ayou will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
18 a“But not a hair of your head shall be lost.
19 “By your patience possess your souls.

The Destruction of Jerusalem

20 a“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
21 “Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
22 “For these are the days of vengeance, that aall things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 a“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.
24 “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles auntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. The

Coming of the Son of Man

25 a“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;
26 “men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, afor the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
27 “Then they will see the Son of Man acoming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because ayour redemption draws near.”

The Parable of the Fig Tree

29 aThen He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.
30 “When they are already bud-

12 a[Rev. 2:10] bActs 4:3;
5:18; 12:4;
16:24 cActs
25:23 d1 Pet.
13 a[Phil.
1:12–14, 28] 14 aLuke 12:11
1say in defense
15 aActs 6:10
16 aMic. 7:6
bActs 7:59;
17 aMatt. 10:22
18 aMatt. 10:30
20 aMark
22 a[Dan.
9:24–27] 23 aMatt. 24:19
24 a[Dan. 9:27;
12:7] 25 a[2 Pet.
3:10–12] 26 aMatt. 24:29
27 aDan. 7:13;
Rev. 1:7; 14:14
28 a[Rom.
8:19, 23] 29 aMark
33 aMatt. 24:35
bIs. 40:8
34 a1 Thess.
5:6 bLuke 8:14
35 aRev. 3:3;
36 aMatt.
24:42; 25:13
bLuke 18:1
cLuke 20:35
d[Eph. 6:13] 1NU have
strength to
37 aJohn 8:1, 2
bLuke 22:39

CHAPTER 22 References

1 aMatt.
2 aJohn 11:47
3 aMark 14:10,
11 bMatt.
5 aZech. 11:12
6 aPs. 41:9
7 aMatt.
26:17–19 1Sacrificed

LUKE 22:11

ding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
31 “So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.
32 “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.
33 a“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My bwords will by no means pass away.

The Importance of Watching

34 “But atake heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with 1carousing, drunkenness, and bcares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.
35 “For ait will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 a“Watch therefore, and bpray always that you may 1be counted cworthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and dto stand before the Son of Man.”
37 aAnd in the daytime He was teaching in the temple, but bat night He went out and stayed on the mountain called Olivet.
38 Then early in the morning all the people came to Him in the temple to hear Him.

The Plot to Kill Jesus


1Now athe Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover.
2 And athe chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.
3 aThen Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the btwelve.
4 So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them.
5 And they were glad, and aagreed to give him money.
6 So he promised and sought opportunity to abetray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

Jesus and His Disciples Prepare the Passover

7 aThen came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be 1killed.
8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
9 So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?”
10 And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters.
11 “Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room

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LUKE 22:12

where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’
12 “Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.”
13 So they went and afound it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper

14 aWhen the hour had come, He sat down, and the 1twelve apostles with Him.
15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 “for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it auntil it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 “for aI say to you, 1I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 aAnd He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My bbody which is given for you; cdo this in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, a“This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
21 a“But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
22 a“And truly the Son of Man goes bas it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
23 aThen they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.

The Disciples Argue About Greatness

24 aNow there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.
25 aAnd He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’
26 a“But not so among you; on the contrary, bhe who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.
27 a“For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet bI am among you as the One who serves.
28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in aMy trials.
29 “And aI bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me,
30 “that ayou may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, band sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

13 aLuke 19:32
14 aMark
14:17 1NU
omits twelve
16 a[Rev. 19:9] 18 aMark
14:25 1NU
adds from
now on
19 aMatt. 26:26
b[1 Pet. 2:24] c1 Cor.
20 a1 Cor.
21 aJohn
13:21, 26, 27
22 aMatt. 26:24
bActs 2:23
23 aJohn
13:22, 25
24 aMark 9:34
25 aMark
26 a[1 Pet. 5:3] bLuke 9:48
27 a[Luke
12:37] bPhil.
28 a[Heb. 2:18;
4:15] 29 aMatt. 24:47
30 a[Matt.
8:11] b[Rev.
3:21] 31 a1 Pet. 5:8
bAmos 9:9
1NU omits
And the Lord
32 a[John 17:9,
11, 15] bJohn
34 aJohn
13:37, 38
35 aMatt. 10:9
37 aIs. 53:12;
Matt. 27:38;
Mark 15:28
39 aJohn 18:1
bLuke 21:37
40 aMark
41 aMatt. 26:39
42 aIs. 50:5;
John 4:34;
5:30; 6:38;
43 aMatt. 4:11
1NU brackets
vv. 43 and 44
as not in the
original text.
44 a[Heb. 5:7] 46 aLuke 9:32
bLuke 22:40
47 aJohn
18:3–11 bActs
1:16, 17
48 a[Prov. 27:6]

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31 1And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, aSatan has asked for you, that he may bsift you as wheat.
32 “But aI have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, bstrengthen your brethren.”
33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.”
34 aThen He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

Supplies for the Road

35 aAnd He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?” So they said, “Nothing.”
36 Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
37 “For I say to you that this which is written must still be 1accomplished in Me: a‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.”
38 So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

The Prayer in the Garden

39 aComing out, bHe went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him.
40 aWhen He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
41 aAnd He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,
42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless anot My will, but Yours, be done.”
43 1Then aan angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
44 aAnd being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45 When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow.
46 Then He said to them, “Why ado you sleep? Rise and bpray, lest you enter into temptation.”

Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane

47 And while He was still speaking, abehold, a multitude; and he who was called bJudas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a akiss?”

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49 When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
50 And aone of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.
52 aThen Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a brobber, with swords and clubs?
53 “When I was with you daily in the atemple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your bhour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps Bitterly

54 aHaving arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. bBut Peter followed at a distance.
55 aNow when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”
57 But he denied 1Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”
58 aAnd after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
59 aThen after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a bGalilean.”
60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, 1the rooster crowed.
61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then aPeter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, b“Before the rooster 1crows, you will deny Me three times.”
62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus Mocked and Beaten

63 aNow the men who held Jesus mocked Him and bbeat Him.
64 1And having blindfolded Him, they astruck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?”
65 And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.

Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

66 aAs soon as it was day, bthe elders of the people, both chief priests

50 aMatt. 26:51
52 aMatt. 26:55
bLuke 23:32
53 aLuke
19:47, 48
b[John 12:27] 54 aMatt. 26:57
bJohn 18:15
55 aMark
57 1NU it
58 aJohn 18:25
59 aMark
14:70 bActs
1:11; 2:7
60 1NU, M a
61 aMatt. 26:75
bJohn 13:38
1NU adds today
63 aPs. 69:1, 4,
7–9 bIs. 50:6
64 aZech. 13:7
1NU And having
they asked
66 aMatt. 27:1
bActs 4:26
67 aMatt.
bLuke 20:5–7
68 1NU omits
also 2NU
omits the rest
of v. 68.
69 aHeb. 1:3;
70 aMatt.
26:64; 27:11
71 aMark

and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying,
67 a“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will bby no means believe.
68 “And if I 1also ask you, you will by no means answer 2Me or let Me go.
69 a“Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.”
70 Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, a“You rightly say that I am.”
71 aAnd they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”

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PSALM 119 vv. 97 – 118


97 Oh, how I love Your law! aIt is my meditation all the day.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me awiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, aFor Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 aI understand more than the 1ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.
102 I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me.
103 aHow sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way.

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105 aYour word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
106 aI have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

PSALM 119 vv. 97 – 118 References

97 aPs. 1:2
98 aDeut. 4:6
99 a[2 Tim.
3:15] 100 a[Job
32:7–9] 1aged
103 aPs. 19:10;
Prov. 8:11
105 aProv. 6:23
106 aNeh.
108 aHos. 14:2;
Heb. 13:15
109 aJudg.
12:3; Job
13:14 1In danger
110 aPs. 140:5
111 aDeut. 33:4
113 1Lit. divided
in heart
or mind
114 a[Ps. 32:7] 115 aPs. 6:8;
Matt. 7:23
116 aPs. 25:2;
[Rom. 5:5;
9:33; 10:11;
Phil. 1:20] 117 1Uphold

108 Accept, I pray, athe freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your judgments.
109 aMy life is continually 1in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.
110 aThe wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
111 aYour testimonies I have taken as a 1heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.


113 I hate the 1double-minded, But I love Your law.
114 aYou are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.
115 aDepart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!
116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me abe ashamed of my hope.
117 1Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceit is falsehood.

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PSALM 119 vv. 119 – 128

119 You 1put away all the wicked of the earth alike 2dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 aMy flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.


121 I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Be asurety1 for Your servant for good; Do not let the proud oppress me.
123 My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation And Your righteous word.

PSALM 119 vv. 119 – 128 References

119 aIs. 1:22,
25; Ezek.
22:18, 19 1destroy,
cause to
cease 2slag or
120 aJob 4:14;
Hab. 3:16
122 aJob 17:3;
Heb. 7:22
125 aPs. 116:16
126 1broken
Your law
127 aPs. 19:10

124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes.
125 aI am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
126 It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have 1regarded Your law as void.
127 aTherefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
128 Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.



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