The Resurrection

24 (A)But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, (B)taking the spices they had prepared. And they found (C)the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, (D)two (E)men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were (F)frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, (G)while he was still in Galilee, (H)that the Son of Man (I)must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and (J)be crucified and on (K)the third day rise.” And (L)they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they (M)told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was (N)Mary Magdalene and (O)Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and (P)they did not believe them. 12 But (Q)Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw (R)the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

On the Road to Emmaus

13 That very day (S)two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 (T)But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was (U)a prophet (V)mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and (W)how our chief priests and (X)rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was (Y)the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now (Z)the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. (AA)They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and (AB)when they did not find his body, they came back saying that (AC)they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 (AD)Some 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 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 (AE)Was it not necessary that (AF)the Christ should suffer these things and enter into (AG)his glory?” 27 And (AH)beginning with (AI)Moses and (AJ)all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. (AK)He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and (AL)the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and (AM)blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 (AN)And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And (AO)he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, (AP)“Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he (AQ)opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they (AR)found the eleven and (AS)those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and (AT)has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and (AU)how he was known to them in (AV)the breaking of the bread.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things, (AW)Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were (AX)startled and (AY)frightened and (AZ)thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. (BA)Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, (BB)he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved (BC)for joy and were marveling, (BD)he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,[b] 43 and he took it and ate before them.

44 Then he said to them, (BE)“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, (BF)that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then (BG)he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus (BH)it is written, (BI)that the Christ should suffer and on the third day (BJ)rise from the dead, 47 and that (BK)repentance for[c] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed (BL)in his name (BM)to all nations, (BN)beginning from Jerusalem. 48 (BO)You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending (BP)the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you (BQ)are clothed with (BR)power (BS)from on high.”

The Ascension

50 And (BT)he led them out as far as (BU)Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, (BV)he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they (BW)worshiped him and (BX)returned to Jerusalem (BY)with great joy, 53 and (BZ)were continually in the temple (CA)blessing God.

Footnotes

  1. Luke 24:13 Greek sixty stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters
  2. Luke 24:42 Some manuscripts add and some honeycomb
  3. Luke 24:47 Some manuscripts and

Repent or Perish

13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood (A)Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, (B)“Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you (C)repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in (D)Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you (E)repent, you will all likewise perish.”

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

And he told this parable: “A man had (F)a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. (G)Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

A Woman with a Disabling Spirit

10 Now (H)he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had (I)a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13 And he (J)laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she (K)glorified God. 14 But (L)the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus (M)had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, (N)“There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! (O)Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? 16 And ought not this woman, (P)a daughter of Abraham whom (Q)Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 As he said these things, (R)all his adversaries were put to shame, and (S)all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

18 (T)He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like (U)a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”

20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 (V)It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in (W)three measures of flour, until it was (X)all leavened.”

The Narrow Door

22 (Y)He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and (Z)journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, “Lord, (AA)will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 (AB)“Strive (AC)to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 (AD)When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, (AE)‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, (AF)‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, (AG)‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, (AH)I do not know where you come from. (AI)Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28 (AJ)In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see (AK)Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but (AL)you yourselves cast out. 29 And (AM)people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and (AN)recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, (AO)some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

Lament over Jerusalem

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from (AP)here, for (AQ)Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day (AR)I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, (AS)I (AT)must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that (AU)a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34 (AV)O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that (AW)kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! (AX)How often would I have (AY)gathered (AZ)your children together (BA)as a hen gathers her brood (BB)under her wings, and (BC)you were not willing! 35 Behold, (BD)your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, (BE)‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Healing of a Man on the Sabbath

14 One Sabbath, (BF)when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were (BG)watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to (BH)the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, (BI)“Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, (BJ)“Which of you, having a son[a] or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” (BK)And they could not reply to these things.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed (BL)how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, (BM)so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For (BN)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Parable of the Great Banquet

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give (BO)a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers[b] or your relatives or rich neighbors, (BP)lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, (BQ)invite (BR)the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid (BS)at (BT)the resurrection of the just.”

15 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, (BU)“Blessed is everyone who will (BV)eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16 But he said to him, (BW)“A man once (BX)gave a great banquet and invited many. 17 And at the time for the banquet he (BY)sent his servant[c] to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20 And another said, (BZ)‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in (CA)the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you,[d] (CB)none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

The Cost of Discipleship

25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 (CC)“If anyone comes to me and (CD)does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, (CE)yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 (CF)Whoever does not (CG)bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not (CH)first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not (CI)sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 (CJ)So therefore, any one of you who (CK)does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

34 (CL)“Salt is good, (CM)but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. (CN)He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

15 Now (CO)the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes (CP)grumbled, saying, (CQ)“This man receives sinners and (CR)eats with them.”

So he told them this parable: (CS)“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, (CT)if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine (CU)in the open country, and (CV)go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, (CW)he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for (CX)I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who (CY)repents than over ninety-nine (CZ)righteous persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins,[e] if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before (DA)the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me (DB)the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided (DC)his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in (DD)reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[f] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he (DE)was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But (DF)when he (DG)came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, (DH)I have sinned against (DI)heaven and before you. 19 (DJ)I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and (DK)ran and (DL)embraced him and (DM)kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. (DN)I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’[g] 22 But the father said to his servants,[h] ‘Bring quickly (DO)the best robe, and put it on him, and put (DP)a ring on his hand, and (DQ)shoes on his feet. 23 And bring (DR)the fattened calf and kill it, and (DS)let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son (DT)was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might (DU)celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, (DV)who has devoured (DW)your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, (DX)you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting (DY)to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother (DZ)was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had (EA)a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your (EB)management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures[i] of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures[j] of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his (EC)shrewdness. For (ED)the sons of this world[k] are (EE)more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than (EF)the sons of light. And I tell you, (EG)make friends for yourselves by means of (EH)unrighteous wealth,[l] so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 (EI)“One who is (EJ)faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in (EK)that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 (EL)No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

The Law and the Kingdom of God

14 (EM)The Pharisees, who were (EN)lovers of money, heard all these things, and they (EO)ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who (EP)justify yourselves before men, but (EQ)God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men (ER)is an abomination in the sight of God.

16 (ES)“The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then (ET)the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and (EU)everyone forces his way into it.[m] 17 But (EV)it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

Divorce and Remarriage

18 (EW)“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in (EX)purple and fine linen and (EY)who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate (EZ)was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with (FA)what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by (FB)the angels (FC)to Abraham's side.[n] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in (FD)Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and (FE)saw Abraham far off and Lazarus (FF)at his side. 24 And he called out, (FG)‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and (FH)cool my tongue, for (FI)I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that (FJ)you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have (FK)Moses and the Prophets; (FL)let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, (FM)father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear (FN)Moses and the Prophets, (FO)neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Temptations to Sin

17 And he said to his disciples, (FP)“Temptations to sin[o] are (FQ)sure to come, but (FR)woe to the one through whom they come! (FS)It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.[p] Pay attention to yourselves! (FT)If your brother sins, (FU)rebuke him, and if he repents, (FV)forgive him, and if he sins against you (FW)seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Increase Our Faith

(FX)The apostles said to the Lord, (FY)“Increase our faith!” And the Lord said, (FZ)“If you had faith like (GA)a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this (GB)mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Unworthy Servants

“Will any one of you who has a servant[q] plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and (GC)dress properly,[r] and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are (GD)unworthy servants;[s] we have only done what was our duty.’”

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 (GE)On the way to Jerusalem (GF)he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[t] (GG)who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and (GH)show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, (GI)praising God with a loud voice; 16 and (GJ)he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was (GK)a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not (GL)ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and (GM)give praise to God except this (GN)foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; (GO)your faith has (GP)made you well.”[u]

The Coming of the Kingdom

20 Being asked by the Pharisees (GQ)when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God (GR)is not coming in ways that can be observed, 21 nor (GS)will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”[v]

22 And he said to the disciples, (GT)“The days are coming when you will desire (GU)to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 (GV)And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. 24 (GW)For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be (GX)in his day.[w] 25 But first (GY)he must suffer many things and (GZ)be rejected by this generation. 26 (HA)Just as it was in the days of (HB)Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 (HC)They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise, just as it was in the days of (HD)Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, 29 (HE)but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— 30 so will it be (HF)on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day, (HG)let the one who is on (HH)the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. 32 (HI)Remember Lot's wife. 33 (HJ)Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will (HK)keep it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. 35 (HL)There will be two women (HM)grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.”[x] 37 And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, (HN)“Where the corpse[y] is, there the vultures[z] will gather.”

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought (HO)always to pray and not (HP)lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who (HQ)neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, (HR)‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And (HS)will not God give justice to (HT)his elect, (HU)who cry to him day and night? (HV)(HW)Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them (HX)speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, (HY)will he find faith on earth?”

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

He also told this parable to some (HZ)who trusted (IA)in themselves that they were righteous, (IB)and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men (IC)went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, (ID)standing by himself, prayed[aa] (IE)thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 (IF)I fast twice a week; (IG)I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, (IH)standing far off, (II)would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but (IJ)beat his breast, saying, ‘God, (IK)be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For (IL)everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Let the Children Come to Me

15 (IM)Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they (IN)rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, (IO)“Let the children come to me, and (IP)do not hinder them, (IQ)for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 17 (IR)Truly, I say to you, whoever does not (IS)receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

The Rich Ruler

18 (IT)And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to (IU)inherit eternal life?” 19 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: (IV)‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” 21 And he said, (IW)“All these I have kept from my youth.” 22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. (IX)Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have (IY)treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 23 (IZ)But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. 24 Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, (JA)“How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter (JB)the kingdom of God! 25 For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter (JC)the kingdom of God.” 26 Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” 27 But he said, (JD)“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” 28 And Peter said, “See, (JE)we have left our homes and followed you.”

Footnotes

  1. Luke 14:5 Some manuscripts a donkey
  2. Luke 14:12 Or your brothers and sisters
  3. Luke 14:17 Or bondservant; also verses 21 (twice), 22, 23
  4. Luke 14:24 The Greek word for you here is plural
  5. Luke 15:8 Greek ten drachmas; a drachma was a Greek coin approximately equal in value to a Roman denarius, worth about a day's wage for a laborer
  6. Luke 15:15 Greek joined himself to
  7. Luke 15:21 Some manuscripts add treat me as one of your hired servants
  8. Luke 15:22 Or bondservants
  9. Luke 16:6 About 875 gallons or 3,200 liters
  10. Luke 16:7 Between 1,000 and 1,200 bushels or 37,000 to 45,000 liters
  11. Luke 16:8 Greek age
  12. Luke 16:9 Greek mammon, a Semitic word for money or possessions; also verse 11; rendered money in verse 13
  13. Luke 16:16 Or everyone is forcefully urged into it
  14. Luke 16:22 Greek bosom; also verse 23
  15. Luke 17:1 Greek Stumbling blocks
  16. Luke 17:2 Greek stumble
  17. Luke 17:7 Or bondservant; also verse 9
  18. Luke 17:8 Greek gird yourself
  19. Luke 17:10 Or bondservants
  20. Luke 17:12 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
  21. Luke 17:19 Or has saved you
  22. Luke 17:21 Or within you, or within your grasp
  23. Luke 17:24 Some manuscripts omit in his day
  24. Luke 17:35 Some manuscripts add verse 36: Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left
  25. Luke 17:37 Greek body
  26. Luke 17:37 Or eagles
  27. Luke 18:11 Or standing, prayed to himself

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