Deuteronomy 33 New King James Version (NKJV)
Moses’ Final Blessing on Israel
33 Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 2 And he said:
“The Lord came from Sinai,
6 “Let Reuben live, and not die,
7 And this he said of Judah:
“Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah,
8 And of Levi he said:
“Let Your [b]Thummim and Your Urim be with Your holy one,
12 Of Benjamin he said:
“The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him,
13 And of Joseph he said:
“Blessed of the Lord is his land,
18 And of Zebulun he said:
“Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
20 And of Gad he said:
“Blessed is he who enlarges Gad;
22 And of Dan he said:
“Dan is a lion’s whelp;
23 And of Naphtali he said:
“O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
24 And of Asher he said:
“Asher is most blessed of sons;
26 “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
Luke 13:1-21 New King James Version (NKJV)
Repent or Perish
13 There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had [a]mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, no; 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 worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it [b]use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 [c]And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”
A Spirit of Infirmity
10 Now He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way [d]raise herself up. 12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” 13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14 But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath; and he said to the crowd, “There are six days on which men ought to work; therefore come and be healed on them, and not on the Sabbath day.”
15 The Lord then answered him and said, [e]“Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? 16 So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?” 17 And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
18 Then He said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a [f]large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.”
The Parable of the Leaven
Psalm 78:65-72 New King James Version (NKJV)
65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
67 Moreover He rejected the tent of Joseph,
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