12 (A)And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Read full chapter

16 (A)“The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.

Read full chapter

24 (A)“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for (B)many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Read full chapter

11 (A)Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against (B)principalities, against powers, against (C)the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 (D)Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand (E)in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:11 schemings
  2. Ephesians 6:12 NU this darkness,

Light Bearers

12 Therefore, my beloved, (A)as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, (B)work out your own salvation with (C)fear and trembling;

Read full chapter

27 (A)Do not labor for the food which perishes, but (B)for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, (C)because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

Read full chapter

29 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors [a]justified God, (A)having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and [b]lawyers rejected (B)the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Luke 7:29 declared the righteousness of
  2. Luke 7:30 the experts in the law

Jesus’ Authority Questioned(A)

23 (B)Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and (C)said, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?”

24 But Jesus answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things: 25 The (D)baptism of (E)John—where was it from? From heaven or from men?”

And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From men,’ we (F)fear the multitude, (G)for all count John as a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.”

And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

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

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Matthew 21:32 regret it

Bible Gateway Recommends