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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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CHAPTER 3 References

1 aMatt.
3:1–12; Mark
1:3–8; Luke
3:2–17; John
1:6–8, 19–28
bJosh. 14:10
2 aDan. 2:44;
Mal. 4:6; Matt.
4:17; Mark
1:15; Luke
1:17; 10:9;
11:20; 21:31
3 aIs. 40:3;
Luke 3:4;
John 1:23
bLuke 1:76
4 a2 Kin. 1:8;
Zech. 13:4;
Matt. 11:8;
Mark 1:6
bLev. 11:22
c1 Sam. 14:25,
5 aMark 1:5
6 aActs 19:4,

John the Baptist Prepares the Way


1 In those days aJohn the Baptist came preaching bin the wilderness of Judea,
2 and saying, “Repent, for athe kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:

a“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: b‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.’ ”

4 Now aJohn himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was blocusts and cwild honey.
5 aThen Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him
6 aand were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
7 But when he saw many of the

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Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, aBrood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from bthe wrath to come?
8 “Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
9 “and do not think to say to yourselves, a‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
10 “And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. aTherefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 a“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. bHe will baptize you with the Holy Spirit 1and fire.
12 a“His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will bburn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

John Baptizes Jesus

13 aThen Jesus came bfrom Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
16 aWhen He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and 1He saw bthe Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
17 aAnd suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, b“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Satan Tempts Jesus


1 Then aJesus was led up by bthe Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.
3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, a‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
5 Then the devil took Him up ainto the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,
6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

7 aMatt. 12:34
b[1 Thess.
1:10] 9 aJohn 8:33
10 aMatt. 7:19
11 aLuke 3:16
b[Acts 2:3, 4] 1M omits and
12 aMal. 3:3
bMatt. 13:30
13 aMark
1:9–11 bMatt.
16 aMark 1:10
bJohn 1:32
1Or he
17 aJohn 12:28
bPs. 2:7

CHAPTER 4 References

1 aMark 1:12
bEzek. 3:14
4 aDeut. 8:3
5 aNeh. 11:1,
6 aPs. 91:11
bPs. 91:12
7 aDeut. 6:16
8 a[1 John
2:15–17] 10 aDeut. 6:13;
10:20 1M Get
behind Me
11 a[James
4:7] b[Heb.
1:14] 12 aJohn 4:43
15 aIs. 9:1, 2
16 aLuke 2:32
17 aMark 1:14,
15 bMatt. 3:2;
10:7 1has
drawn near
18 aMark
1:16–20 bJohn
19 aLuke 5:10
20 aMark
21 aMark 1:19


a‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’


b‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, a‘You shall not 1tempt the LORD your God.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and ashowed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, 1“Away with you, Satan! For it is written, a‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
11 Then the devil aleft Him, and behold, bangels came and ministered to Him.

Jesus Begins His Galilean Ministry

12 aNow when Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He departed to Galilee.
13 And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

15 “Thea land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
16 aThe people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.”

17 aFrom that time Jesus began to preach and to say, b“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven 1is at hand.”

Four Fishermen Called as Disciples

18 aAnd Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon bcalled Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and aI will make you fishers of men.”
20 aThey immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 aGoing on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them,

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22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Jesus Heals a Great Multitude

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, ateaching in their synagogues, preaching bthe gospel of the kingdom, cand healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.
24 Then 1His fame went throughout all Syria; and they abrought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.
25 aGreat multitudes followed Him—from Galilee, and from 1Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

23 aMatt. 9:35
b[Matt. 24:14] cMark 1:34
24 aLuke 4:40
1Lit. the report
of Him
25 aMark 3:7,
8 1Lit. Ten

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A Plea for Justice

A Psalm of Asaph.

1 GOD astands in the congregation of 1the mighty; He judges among bthe 2gods.
2 How long will you judge unjustly, And ashow partiality to the wicked? Selah
3 1Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and aneedy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.

PSALM 82 References

1 a[2 Chr.
19:6] bPs. 82:6
1Heb. El, lit.
God 2Judges;
Heb. elohim,
lit. mighty
ones or gods
2 a[Deut. 1:17] 3 a[Deut.
24:17] 1Vindicate
5 aPs. 11:3
6 aJohn 10:34
1Judges; Heb.
elohim, lit.
mighty ones
or gods
8 a[Rev. 11:15]

5 They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the afoundations of the earth are 1unstable.

6 I said, a“You are 1gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.
7 But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth; aFor You shall inherit all nations.



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