Luke 13 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Unless You Repent, You Will Perish
13 And some were present at the very time, reporting to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And having responded, He said to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were sinners more than all the Galileans, because they have suffered these things? 3 No, I say to you. But unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them— do you think that they were debtors[a] more than all the people dwelling in Jerusalem? 5 No, I say to you. But unless you repent, you will all similarly perish”.
If The Tree Does Not Bear Fruit, It Will Be Cut Down
6 And He was telling this parable— “A certain one had a fig tree having been planted in his vineyard. And he came seeking fruit on it, and did not find it. 7 And he said to the vine-keeper, ‘Behold— it is three years from which time I am coming seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I am not finding it. Therefore, cut it down! Why is it even using-up[b] the soil?’ 8 But the one, having responded, says to him, ‘Master, leave it also this year, until I dig around it and throw manure. 9 And if it produces fruit in the future— otherwise indeed, cut it down’”.
Jesus Heals a Woman On The Sabbath. The Synagogue Official Objects
10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath, 11 and behold— there was a woman having a spirit of [c] infirmity eighteen years. And she was bending-over, and not being able to bend-up completely. 12 And having seen her, Jesus called to her and said to her, “Woman, you have been released from your infirmity”. 13 And He laid His hands on her. And at-once she was made-straight. And she was glorifying God. 14 But having responded, the synagogue official— being indignant because Jesus cured on the Sabbath— was saying to the crowd that “There are six days on which one ought-to work. So be cured while coming on them, and not on the day of the Sabbath”. 15 But the Lord responded to him and said, “Hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath release his ox or donkey from the manger[d], and having led it away, water it? 16 But this one, being a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for behold, ten and eight years— ought she not to have been released from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?” 17 And while He was saying these things, all the ones being opposed to Him were being put-to-shame.
The Crowd Rejoices Over What Jesus Did. He Says, The Kingdom of God Starts Small
And the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him. 18 Therefore, He was saying, “To what is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I liken it? 19 It is like a seed of a mustard-plant which, having taken, a man threw into his own garden. And it grew and became a tree. And the birds of the heaven nested in its branches”. 20 And again He said, “To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven, which having taken, a woman concealed[e] into three measures of wheat-flour until which time the whole thing was leavened”.
Enter Through The Narrow Door Before It Is Too Late
22 And He was journeying-through according to cities and villages, teaching and making the journey to Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to Him, “Master, are the ones being saved few?” And the One said to them, 24 “Be striving to enter through the narrow door, because many, I say to you, will seek to enter, and will not be able. 25 From whatever time the house-master arises and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and to be knocking on the door saying ‘Master, open for us’, and having responded, he will say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from’— 26 then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught on our wide-roads’. 27 And he will speak, saying to you, ‘I do not know you— where you are from. Depart from me, all you workers of unrighteousness’. 28 In that place, there will be the weeping and the grinding of teeth when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you being thrown outside. 29 And they will come from east and west, and from north and south, and lie back [to eat] in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold— there are last ones who will be first, and there are first ones who will be last”.
Jesus Proceeds Away From Herod, Because a Prophet Cannot Perish Outside Jerusalem
31 At the very hour, some Pharisees came to Him, saying to Him, “Go out, and proceed from here, because Herod[f] wants to kill You”. 32 And He said to them, “Having gone, tell this fox, ‘Behold— I am casting-out demons and performing[g] healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I come-to-the-end[h]’. 33 Nevertheless, I must proceed today and tomorrow and the next day, because it cannot-be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem. 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning the ones having been sent to her. How often I wanted to gather-together your children the way a hen does her own brood under her wings, and you did not want it. 35 Behold— your house is being left to you. And I say to you, you will by no means see Me until[i] the time will come when you say, ‘Blessed is the One coming in the name of the Lord’”.
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