18 And I also say to you that (A)you are Peter, and (B)on this rock I will build My church, and (C)the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it. 19 (D)And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [b]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

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  1. Matthew 16:18 be victorious
  2. Matthew 16:19 Or will have been bound . . . will have been loosed

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my (A)vineyard.’ 29 He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. 30 Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”

They said to Him, “The first.”

Jesus said to them, (B)“Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. 32 For (C)John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; (D)but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward [a]relent and believe him.

The Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers(E)

33 “Hear another parable: There was a certain landowner (F)who planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a winepress in it and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and (G)went into a far country. 34 Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit. 35 (H)And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them. 37 Then last of all he sent his (I)son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, (J)‘This is the heir. (K)Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ 39 (L)So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him.

40 “Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”

41 (M)They said to Him, (N)“He will destroy those wicked men miserably, (O)and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will [b]render to him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

(P)‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 “Therefore I say to you, (Q)the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. 44 And (R)whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, (S)it will grind him to powder.”

45 Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they [c]perceived that He was speaking of them.

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  1. Matthew 21:32 regret it
  2. Matthew 21:41 give
  3. Matthew 21:45 knew

22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; (A)but for the [a]elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

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  1. Matthew 24:22 chosen ones’

31 (A)And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His [a]elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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  1. Matthew 24:31 chosen ones

34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, (A)inherit the kingdom (B)prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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68 “Blessed(A) is the Lord God of Israel,
For (B)He has visited and redeemed His people,
69 (C)And has raised up a horn of salvation for us
In the house of His servant David,
70 (D)As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets,
Who have been (E)since the world began,
71 That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us,
72 (F)To perform the mercy promised to our fathers
And to remember His holy covenant,
73 (G)The oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
74 To grant us that we,
Being delivered from the hand of our enemies,
Might (H)serve Him without fear,
75 (I)In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.

76 “And you, child, will be called the (J)prophet of the Highest;
For (K)you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
77 To give (L)knowledge of salvation to His people
By the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the [a]Dayspring from on high [b]has visited us;
79 (M)To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To (N)guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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  1. Luke 1:78 Lit. Dawn; the Messiah
  2. Luke 1:78 NU shall visit

29 “Lord, (A)now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes (B)have seen Your salvation
31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,
32 (C)A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”

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Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and (A)wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this (B)your day, the things that (C)make for your (D)peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your enemies will (E)build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 (F)and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and (G)they will not leave in you one stone upon another, (H)because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

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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 things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And (B)He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.

46 Then He said to them, (C)“Thus it is written, [a]and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and (D)remission of sins should be preached in His name (E)to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And (F)you are witnesses of these things.

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  1. Luke 24:46 NU that the Christ should suffer and rise

12 But (A)as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 (B)who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The Word Becomes Flesh

14 (C)And the Word (D)became (E)flesh and dwelt among us, and (F)we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, (G)full of grace and truth.

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  1. John 1:12 authority

16 (A)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten (B)Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Life and Judgment Are Through the Son

24 “Most assuredly, I say to you, (A)he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, (B)but has passed from death into life.

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44 (A)No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me (B)draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, (C)‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ (D)Therefore everyone who [a]has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.

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  1. John 6:45 M hears and has learned

65 And He said, “Therefore (A)I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”

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27 (A)My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 (B)My Father, (C)who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.

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16 (A)You did not choose Me, but I chose you and (B)appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father (C)in My name He may give you.

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Jesus Prays for His Disciples

(A)“I have [a]manifested Your name to the men (B)whom You have given Me out of the world. (C)They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.

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  1. John 17:6 revealed

12 While I was with them [a]in the world, (A)I kept them in [b]Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and (B)none of them is [c]lost (C)except the son of [d]perdition, (D)that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

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  1. John 17:12 NU omits in the world
  2. John 17:12 NU Your name which You gave Me. And I guarded them; (or it;)
  3. John 17:12 destroyed
  4. John 17:12 destruction

17 (A)Sanctify[a] them by Your truth. (B)Your word is truth. 18 (C)As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.

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  1. John 17:17 Set them apart