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Jesus & the Kingdom
(Category 14 of 16)
Watch our Read Scripture video on the Gospel of Luke, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the second of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the Gospel of Luke, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
In Luke, Jesus carries the covenant story of God and Israel to its culmination and he announces the good news of God’s kingdom to the poor and the rich.
Explore Luke 10-24
LUKE: 10-24 (RS)
The Seventy Sent Out
1 After these things the Lord appointed 1seventy others also, and asent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
2 Then He said to them, a“The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore bpray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
3 “Go your way; abehold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
4 a“Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and bgreet no one along the road.
5 a“But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
6 “And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.
7 a“And remain in the same house, beating and drinking such things as they give, for cthe laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
8 “Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
9 a“And heal the sick there, and say to them, b‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
10 “But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
11 a‘The very dust of your city which clings to 1us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’
12 1“But I say to you that ait will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.
CHAPTER 10 References
1 aMark 6:7
2 aJohn 4:35
b2 Thess. 3:1
3 aMatt. 10:16
4 aLuke 9:3–5
b2 Kin. 4:29
5 aMatt. 10:12
7 aMatt. 10:11
b1 Cor. 10:27
c1 Tim. 5:18
9 aMark 3:15
11 aActs 13:51
1NU our feet
1NU, M omit
15 aMatt. 11:23
1NU will you
be exalted to
will be thrust
16 aJohn 13:20
b1 Thess. 4:8
17 aLuke 10:1
18 aJohn 12:31
20 aIs. 4:3
1NU, M omit
22 aJohn 3:35;
6:44, 46] 1M
to the disciples
24 a1 Pet. 1:10,
in the law
27 aDeut. 6:5
Woe to the Impenitent Cities
13 a“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! bFor if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 “But it will be more tolerable for and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
15 a“And you, Capernaum, 1who are bexalted to heaven, cwill be brought down to Hades.
16 a“He who hears you hears Me, bhe who rejects you rejects Me, and che who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”
The Seventy Return with Joy
17 Then athe 1seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
18 And He said to them, a“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 “Behold, aI give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but 1rather rejoice because ayour names are written in heaven.”
Jesus Rejoices in the Spirit
21 aIn that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.
22 a“All1 things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and bno one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, a“Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see;
24 “for I tell you athat many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 And behold, a certain 1lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, a“Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?”
27 So he answered and said, a“‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and b‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
28 And He said to him, “You have
answered rightly; do this and ayou will live.”
29 But he, wanting to ajustify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among 1thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 “Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, ahe passed by on the other side.
32 “Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
33 “But a certain aSamaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had bcompassion.
34 “So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 “On the next day, 1when he departed, he took out two adenarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’
36 “So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”
37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, a“Go and do likewise.”
Mary and Martha Worship and Serve
38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named aMartha welcomed Him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, awho also bsat at 1Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And 1Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.
42 “But aone thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
The Model Prayer
1 Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”
2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
28 aLev. 18:5;
13, 21; Matt.
29 aLuke 16:15
31 aPs. 38:11
33 aJohn 4:9
35 aMatt. 20:2
9:13; 12:7] 38 aJohn 11:1;
39 a[1 Cor.
7:32–40] bLuke 8:35;
Acts 22:3 1NU
41 1NU the
42 a[Ps. 27:4;
CHAPTER 11 References
2 aMatt. 6:9–13
omits the rest
of v. 2.
4 a[Eph. 4:32] 1NU omits
But deliver us
from the evil
18:1–5] 9 aPs. 50:14,
15; Jer. 33:3;
1:5, 6; 1 John
3:22; 5:14, 15] bIs. 55:6
11 aMatt. 7:9
will he give
him a stone?
Or if he asks
13 aJames 1:17
15 aMatt. 9:34;
12:24 1NU, M
aOur1 Father 2in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. 3Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And aforgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, 1But deliver us from the evil one.”
A Friend Comes at Midnight
5 And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 ‘for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;
7 “and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?
8 “I say to you, athough he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
9 a“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; bseek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
10 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
11 a“If a son asks for 1bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?
12 “Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 “If you then, being evil, know how to give agood gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
A House Divided Cannot Stand
14 aAnd He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled.
15 But some of them said, a“He casts out demons by 1Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
16 Others, testing Him, asought from Him a sign from heaven.
17 aBut bHe, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.
18 “If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub.
19 “And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
20 “But if I cast out demons awith the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
21 a“When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace.
22 “But awhen a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his 1spoils.
23 a“He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
An Unclean Spirit Returns
24 a“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’
25 “And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order.
26 “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and athe last state of that man is worse than the first.”
Keeping the Word
27 And it happened, as He spoke these things, that a certain woman from the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, a“Blessed is the womb that bore You, and the breasts which nursed You!”
28 But He said, a“More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Seeking a Sign
29 aAnd while the crowds were thickly gathered together, He began to say, “This is an evil generation. It seeks a bsign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah 1the prophet.
30 “For as aJonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also the Son of Man will be to this generation.
31 a“The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a bgreater than Solomon is here.
32 “The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for athey repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
20 aEx. 8:19
22 a[Is. 53:12;
Col. 2:15] 1plunder
Acts 5:16; 8:7
26 aJohn 5:14;
10:26; 2 Pet.
2:20] 27 aLuke 1:28,
28 aPs. 1:1, 2;
2; Is. 48:17,
b1 Cor. 1:22
1NU omits the
30 aJon. 1:17;
1 Cor. 15:4
31 a1 Kin.
10:1–9; 2 Chr.
9:1–8 b[Is. 9:6;
Rom. 9:5] 32 aJon. 3:5
33 aMatt. 5:15;
34 aMatt. 6:22,
23 1Clear, or
38 aMatt. 15:2;
Mark 7:2, 3
39 aMatt. 23:25
bGen. 6:5; Titus
40 aGen. 1:26,
41 aIs. 58:7;
what is inside
42 aMatt. 23:23
b[Mic. 6:7, 8] cJohn 5:42
43 aMatt. 23:6;
39; Luke 14:7;
44 aMatt. 23:27
bPs. 5:9 1NU
46 aMatt. 23:4
49 aProv. 1:20;
The Lamp of the Body
33 a“No one,when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a bbasket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
34 a“The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is 1good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is 2bad, your body also is full of darkness.
35 “Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.
36 “If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.”
Woe to the Pharisees and Lawyers
37 And as He spoke, a certain Pharisee asked Him to dine with him. So He went in and sat down to eat.
38 aWhen the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner.
39 aThen the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but byour inward part is full of 1greed and wickedness.
40 “Foolish ones! Did not aHe who made the outside make the inside also?
41 a“But rather give alms of 1such things as you have; then indeed all things are clean to you.
42 a“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and bpass by justice and the clove of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
43 a“Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the 1best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
44 a“Woe to you, 1scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! bFor you are like graves which are not seen, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them.”
45 Then one of the lawyers answered and said to Him, “Teacher, by saying these things You reproach us also.”
46 And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! aFor you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 a“Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
48 “In fact, you bear witness that you approve the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs.
49 “Therefore the wisdom of God also said, a‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,’
50 “that the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the
foundation of the world may be required of this generation,
51 a“from the blood of Abel to bthe blood of Zechariah who perished between the altar and the temple. Yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
52 a“Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
53 1And as He said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to assail Him vehemently , and to cross-examine Him about many things,
54 lying in wait for Him, 1and aseeking to catch Him in something He might say, 2that they might accuse Him.
51 aGen. 4:8
b2 Chr. 24:20,
52 aMatt. 23:13
53 1NU And
when He left
Let All Peoples Praise the LORD
1 PRAISE athe LORD, all you Gentiles! 1Laud Him, all you peoples!
2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, And athe truth of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD!
PSALM 117 References
1 aRom. 15:11
2 a[Ps. 100:5]
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