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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

This video concludes Luke’s epic portrait of Jesus of Nazareth. The disciples discover the empty tomb and eventually have their entire view of the world turned upside-down as they meet the risen Jesus. Luke shows how Jesus’ kingdom of God mission to its climactic moment, and he sets the stage for its continuation in Luke’s second volume, Acts.

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LUKE 24: (GOS)


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CHAPTER 23 References

1 aJohn 18:28
bLuke 3:1;
2 aActs 24:2
bActs 17:7
cMatt. 17:27
dJohn 19:12
1NU our
3 a1 Tim. 6:13
4 a[1 Pet. 2:22] 5 aJohn 7:41
6 1NU omits
of Galilee
7 aLuke 3:1;
9:7; 13:31
8 aLuke 9:9
bMatt. 14:1
9 aIs. 53:7;
John 19:9
11 aIs. 53:3
12 aActs 4:26,
13 aMark

Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate


1 Then athe whole multitude of them arose and led Him to bPilate.
2 And they began to aaccuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow bperverting 1the nation, and cforbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying dthat He Himself is Christ, a King.”
3 aThen Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” He answered him and said, “It is as you say.”
4 So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, a“I find no fault in this Man.”
5 But they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from aGalilee to this place.”

Jesus Faces Herod

6 When Pilate heard 1of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean.
7 And as soon as he knew that He belonged to aHerod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 Now when Herod saw Jesus, ahe was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because bhe had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him.
9 Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him anothing.
10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.
11 aThen Herod, with his 1men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate.
12 That very day aPilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

Taking the Place of Barabbas

13 aThen Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people,

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LUKE 23:14

14 said to them, a“You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, bhaving examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him;
15 “no, neither did Herod, for 1I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him.
16 a“I will therefore chastise Him and release Him”
17 a(for1 it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).
18 And athey all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”—
19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.
20 Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them.
21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”
22 Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”
23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men 1and of the chief priests prevailed.
24 So aPilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested.
25 aAnd he released 1to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

The King on a Cross

26 aNow as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.
27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him.
28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29 a“For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’
30 “Then they will begin a‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills,“Cover us!” ’
31 a“For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”

32 aThere were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death.
33 And awhen they had come to the place called Calvary, there they cru-

14 aLuke 23:1,
2 bLuke 23:4
15 1NU he
sent Him
back to us
16 aJohn 19:1
17 aJohn 18:39
1NU omits
v. 17.
18 aActs
23 1NU omits
and of the
chief priests
24 aMark
25 aIs. 53:8
1NU, M omit
to them
26 aMatt. 27:32
29 aMatt. 24:19
30 aHos. 10:8;
Rev. 6:16, 17;
31 a[Jer. 25:29] 32 aIs. 53:9, 12
33 aJohn
34 a1 Cor. 4:12
bActs 3:17
cMatt. 27:35
1NU brackets
the first sentence
as a
later addition.
35 aPs. 22:17;
[Zech. 12:10] bPs. 22:7, 8;
Matt. 27:39
36 aPs. 69:21
38 aJohn 19:19
1NU omits
written and in
letters of
Greek, Latin,
and Hebrew
39 aMark
15:32 1NU Are
You not the
Christ? Save
41 a[Heb. 7:26] 42 1NU “Jesus,
remember me
43 a[Rev. 2:7] 44 aMatt.
27:45–56 1NU
adds already
45 aMatt. 27:51
1NU obscured
2the middle
46 aPs. 31:5
bJohn 19:30
47 aMark
49 aPs. 38:11
50 aMatt.

cified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left.
34 1Then Jesus said, “Father, aforgive them, for bthey do not know what they do.” And cthey divided His garments and cast lots.
35 And athe people stood looking on. But even the brulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him asour wine,
37 and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.”
38 aAnd an inscription also was 1written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:


39 aThen one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, 1“If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”
40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?
41 “And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done anothing wrong.”
42 Then he said 1to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”
43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in aParadise.”

Jesus Dies on the Cross

44 aNow it 1was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 Then the sun was 1darkened, and athe veil of the temple was torn in 2two.
46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, a‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” bHaving said this, He breathed His last.
47 aSo when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned.
49 aBut all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Jesus Buried in Joseph’s Tomb

50 aNow behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man.
51 He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Ari-

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mathea, a city of the Jews, awho1 himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God.
52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
53 aThen he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before.
54 That day was athe Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.
55 And the women awho had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and bthey observed the tomb and how His body was laid.
56 Then they returned and aprepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath baccording to the commandment.

He Is Risen


1 Now aon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, 1and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bbringing the spices which they had prepared.
2 aBut they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3 aThen they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it happened, as they were 1greatly perplexed about this, that abehold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
6 “He is not here, but is risen! aRemember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
7 “saying, ‘The Son of Man must be adelivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”
8 And athey remembered His words.
9 aThen they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10 It was Mary Magdalene, aJoanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles.
11 aAnd their words seemed to them like 1idle tales, and they did not believe them.
12 aBut Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths 1lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

The Road to Emmaus

13 aNow behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was 1seven miles from Jerusalem.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed

51 aLuke 2:25,
38 1NU who
was waiting
53 aMark
54 aMatt. 27:62
55 aLuke 8:2
bMark 15:47
56 aMark 16:1
bEx. 20:10

CHAPTER 24 References

1 aJohn 20:1–8
bLuke 23:56
1NU omits
and certain
other women
with them
2 aMark 16:4
3 aMark 16:5
4 aJohn 20:12
1NU omits
6 aLuke 9:22
7 aLuke 9:44;
11:29, 30;
8 aJohn
9 aMark 16:10
10 aLuke 8:3
11 aLuke 24:25
12 aJohn
20:3–6 1NU
omits lying
13 aMark
16:12 1Lit. 60
15 a[Matt.
18:20] 16 aJohn
20:14; 21:4
17 1NU walk?
And they
stood still,
looking sad.
18 aJohn 19:25
19 aMatt. 21:11
bActs 7:22
20 aActs 13:27,
21 aLuke 1:68;
22 aMark
24 aLuke 24:12
26 aActs 17:2,
3 b[1 Pet.
1:10–12] 27 a[Deut.
18:15] b[Is. 7:14; 9:6] 1explained
28 aMark 6:48
1acted as if
29 aGen. 19:2,
3 b[John
14:23] 30 aMatt.

LUKE 24:33

and reasoned, that aJesus Himself drew near and went with them.
16 But atheir eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you 1walk and are sad?”
18 Then the one awhose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?”
19 And He said to them, “What things?” So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, awho was a Prophet bmighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
20 a“and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him.
21 “But we were hoping athat it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.
22 “Yes, and acertain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us.
23 “When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.
24 “And acertain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”
25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26 a“Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His bglory?
27 And beginning at aMoses and ball the Prophets, He 1expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

The Disciples’ Eyes Opened

28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and aHe 1indicated that He would have gone farther.
29 But athey constrained Him, saying, bAbide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
30 Now it came to pass, as aHe sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?”
33 So they rose up that very hour

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and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together,
34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and ahas appeared to Simon!”
35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was 1known to them in the breaking of bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 aNow as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”
37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen aa spirit.
38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?
39 “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. aHandle Me and see, for a bspirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
40 1When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.
41 But while they still did not believe afor joy, and marveled, He said to them, b“Have you any food here?”
42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish 1and some honeycomb.
43 aAnd He took it and ate in their presence.

The Scriptures Opened

44 Then He said to them, a“These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all

34 a1 Cor. 15:5
35 1recognized
36 aMark
37 aMark 6:49
39 aJohn
20:20, 27
b[1 Cor. 15:50] 40 1Some
printed New
omit v. 40. It
is found in
nearly all Gr.
41 aGen. 45:26
bJohn 21:5
42 1NU omits
and some
43 aActs
44 aMatt.
16:21; 17:22;
45 aActs 16:14
46 aActs 17:3
1NU that the
Christ should
suffer and rise
47 aActs 5:31;
10:43; 13:38;
26:18 b[Jer.
31:34] 48 a[Acts 1:8]

things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
45 And aHe opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, a“Thus it is written, 1and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
47 “and that repentance and aremission of sins should be preached in His name bto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 “And ayou are witnesses of these things.
49 a“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city 1of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”

The Ascension

50 And He led them out aas far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
51 aNow it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven.
52 aAnd they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and were continually ain the temple 1praising and blessing God. 2Amen.

49 aJoel 2:28 1NU omits of Jerusalem 50 aActs 1:12 51 aPs. 68:18; Mark 16:19 52 aMatt. 28:9 53 aActs 2:46 1NU omits praising and 2NU omits Amen.

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PSALM 119 vv. 129 – 152

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129 Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The entrance of Your words gives light; aIt gives understanding to the bsimple.
131 I opened my mouth and apanted, For I longed for Your commandments.
132 aLook upon me and be merciful to me, bAs Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
133 aDirect my steps by Your word, And blet no iniquity have dominion over me.
134 aRedeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
135 aMake Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes.
136 aRivers of water run down from my eyes, Because men do not keep Your law.


137 aRighteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.
138 aYour testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful.
139 aMy zeal has 1consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 aYour word is very 1pure; Therefore Your servant loves it.

PSALM 119 vv. 129 – 152 References

130 aProv. 6:23
b[Ps. 19:7];
Prov. 1:4
131 aPs. 42:1
132 aPs. 106:4
bPs. 51:1;
[2 Thess. 1:6] 133 aPs. 17:5
b[Ps. 19:13;
Rom. 6:12] 134 aLuke 1:74
135 aNum.
6:25; Ps. 4:6
136 aJer. 9:1,
18; 14:17;
Lam. 3:48;
Ezek. 9:4
137 aEzra 9:15;
Neh. 9:33; Jer.
12:1; Lam.
1:18; Dan. 9:7,
138 a[Ps.
19:7–9] 139 aPs. 69:9;
John 2:17
1put an end
140 aPs. 12:6
1Lit. refined
or tried
142 a[Ps. 19:9;
John 17:17] 143 1Lit. found
147 aPs. 5:3
148 aPs. 63:1, 6
151 a[Ps.
145:18]; Is.
152 aLuke

141 I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is atruth.
143 Trouble and anguish have 1overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting; Give me understanding, and I shall live.


145 I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes.
146 I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.
147 aI rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.
148 aMy eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice.
150 They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law.
151 You are anear, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth.
152 Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them aforever.



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