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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

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CHAPTER 17 References

1 aMark 9:2–8
4 1NU I will
5 a2 Pet. 1:17
bMark 1:11 cIs
42:1; Matt.
3:17; 12:18
d[Deut. 18:15,
19] 6 a2 Pet. 1:18
7 aDan. 8:18
10 aMal. 4:5

Jesus Transfigured on the Mount


1 Now aafter six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;
2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.
3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.
4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, 1let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
5 aWhile he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, b“This is My beloved Son, cin whom I am well pleased. dHear Him!”
6 aAnd when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
7 But Jesus came and atouched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.”
8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9 Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”
10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, a“Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
11 Jesus answered and said to

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them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming 1first and will arestore all things.
12 a“But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they bdid not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise cthe Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”
13 aThen the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.

A Boy Is Healed

14 aAnd when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying,
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is 1an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water.
16 “So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O 1faithless and aperverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.”
18 And Jesus arebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your 1unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, aif you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
21 1“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection

22 aNow while they were 1staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,
23 “and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.” And they were exceedingly asorrowful.

Peter and His Master Pay Their Taxes

24 aWhen they had come to 1Capernaum, those who received the 2temple tax came to Peter and said, “Does your Teacher not pay the temple tax?”
25 He said, “Yes.” And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from astrangers?”
26 Peter said to Him, “From strangers.” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free.
27 “Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first.

11 a[Mal. 4:6] 1NU omits
12 aMark 9:12,
13 bMatt. 14:3,
10 cMatt.
13 aMatt. 11:14
14 aMark
15 1Lit. moonstruck
17 aPhil. 2:15
18 aLuke 4:41
20 aLuke 17:6
1NU little
21 1NU omits
v. 21.
22 aMark 8:31
1NU gathering
23 aJohn 16:6;
Acts 10:40
24 aMark 9:33
1NU Capharnaum,
and elsewhere
25 a[Is.
60:10–17] 27 1Gr. stater,
the exact temple
tax for

CHAPTER 18 References

1 aLuke
2 aMatt. 19:14
3 aLuke 18:16
4 a[Matt.
20:27; 23:11] 5 a[Matt.
10:42] 6 aMark 9:42
7 a[1 Cor.
11:19] bMatt.
26:24; 27:4, 5
to sin
8 aMatt. 5:29,
9 1Gr.
10 a[Heb. 1:14] bLuke 1:19
11 aLuke 9:56
1NU omits v.
12 aLuke
14 a[1 Tim. 2:4] 15 aLev. 19:17

And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a 1piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you.”

Who Is the Greatest?


1 At athat time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
2 Then Jesus called a little achild to Him, set him in the midst of them,
3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, aunless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 a“Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 a“Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

Jesus Warns of Offenses

6 a“But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 “Woe to the world because of 1offenses! For aoffenses must come, but bwoe to that man by whom the offense comes!
8 a“If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire.
9 “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into 1hell fire.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep

10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven atheir angels always bsee the face of My Father who is in heaven.
11 a“For1 the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.
12 a“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
13 “And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.
14 “Even so it is not the awill of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Dealing with a Sinning Brother

15 “Moreover aif your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he

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hears you, byou have gained your brother.
16 “But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that a‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’
17 “And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a aheathen and a tax collector.
18 “Assuredly, I say to you, awhatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 a“Again1 I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, bit will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
20 “For where two or three are gathered atogether in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? aUp to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, aup to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
24 “And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.
25 “But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded athat he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.
26 “The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’
27 “Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’
29 “So his fellow servant fell down 1at his feet and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you 2all.’
30 “And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.
31 “So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.
32 “Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked

15 b[James
5:20] 16 aDeut. 17:6;
17 a[2 Thess.
3:6, 14] 18 a[John
20:22, 23] 19 a[1 Cor.
1:10] b[1 John
3:22; 5:14] 1NU, M
Again, assuredly,
I say
20 aActs 20:7
21 aLuke 17:4
22 aCol. 3:13
25 a2 Kin. 4:1
29 1NU omits
at his feet
2NU, M omit
32 aLuke
35 aJames 2:13
1NU omits his

servant! I forgave you aall that debt because you begged me.
33 ‘Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’
34 “And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 a“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother 1his trespasses.”

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PSALM 89:25

25 Also I will aset his hand over the sea, And his right hand over the rivers.
26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are amy Father, My God, and bthe rock of my salvation.’
27 Also I will make him aMy firstborn, bThe highest of the kings of the earth.
28 aMy mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him.
29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, aAnd his throne bas the days of heaven.

30 “Ifa his sons bforsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they 1break My statutes And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes.
33 aNevertheless My lovingkindness I will not 1utterly take from him, Nor 2allow My faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant I will not break, Nor aalter the word that has gone out of My lips.
35 Once I have sworn aby My holiness; I will not lie to David:
36 aHis seed shall endure forever, And his throne bas the sun before Me;
37 It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah

38 But You have acast off and babhorred,1 You have been furious with Your 2anointed.
39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant; aYou have 1profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

PSALM 89 References

25 aPs. 72:8
26 a[1 Chr.
22:10] b2 Sam.
27 a[Col. 1:15,
18] bRev.
28 aIs. 55:3
29 aJer. 33:17
bDeut. 11:21
30 a[2 Sam.
7:14] bPs.
31 1profane
33 a2 Sam.
7:14, 15 1Lit.
break off 2Lit.
deal falsely
with My
34 aJer.
35 aAmos 4:2
36 a[Luke
1:33] bPs.
38 a[1 Chr.
28:9] bDeut.
Heb. messiah
39 aLam. 5:16
40 1fortresses
41 aPs. 80:12
44 1splendor
or brightness
47 aPs. 90:9
bPs. 62:9
48 a[Eccl. 3:19] 1experience
death 2Or
49 a[2 Sam.
7:15] bPs. 54:5
50 aPs. 69:9, 19
51 aPs. 74:10,
18, 22 1Commissioned
one, Heb.
52 aPs. 41:13

40 You have broken down all his hedges; You have brought his 1strongholds to ruin.
41 All who pass by the way aplunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbors.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle.
44 You have made his 1glory cease, And cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah

46 How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time ais; For what bfutility have You created all the children of men?
48 What man can live and not 1see adeath? Can he deliver his life from the power of 2the grave? Selah
49 Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses, Which You aswore to David bin Your truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants— aHow I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 aWith which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your 1anointed.

52 aBlessed be the LORD forevermore! Amen and Amen.



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