†††††††††††††††††††† ††††DASV [Digital American Standard Version]

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 1

1 Since many have attempted to compile a narrative concerning those events that have been fulfilled among us,

2 just as they were delivered to us, by those who were from the beginning eyewitnesses and servants of the word,

3 it seemed good to me also, having traced all things accurately from the first, to write an orderly account to you, most excellent Theophilus,

4 that you might know for certain the things about which you have been instructed.

There was in the days of Herod, king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly order of Abijah. His wife, whose name was Elizabeth, was also a descendant of Aaron.

6 They were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly.

7 They had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well along in years.

Now while Zechariah was serving in his priestly duties before God his priestly order was on duty.

9 According to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter into the temple of the Lord to burn incense.

10 There was a whole crowd of the people praying outside at the hour when the incense was being burned.

11 Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing at the right side of altar of incense.

12 When Zacharias saw him, he was astonished, and fear overcame him.

13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, because your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John.

14 You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth.

15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord.He must not drink wine or liquor; and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even while he is in his mother's womb.

16 He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.

17 He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

18 Then Zacharias said to the angel, "How will I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well along in years."

19 The angel replied, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God. I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.

20 But now you will be silent and unable to speak, until the day that these things happen, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their appointed time."

21 The people were waiting for Zacharias, and they were puzzled about why he stayed so long in the temple.

22 When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized that he had seen a vision in the temple because he kept making gestures to them and remained speechless.

23 When the days of his service were finished, he went home.

24 After these days Elizabeth his wife became pregnant but hid it for five months, saying,

25 "This is what the Lord has done to me in the days when he looked favorably on me to take away my disgrace before people."

Now in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, from the house of David.The virgin's name was Mary.

28 The angel came to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored, the Lord is with you."

29 But she was greatly troubled by his words, and pondered what this greeting might mean.

30 The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

31 Look, you will conceive in your womb, give birth to a son, and will call his name Jesus.

32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David.

33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."

34 Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, seeing I have never had sexual relations with a man?"

35 The angel replied, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.Therefore the child born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God.

36 Now look, Elizabeth your relative also has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month of the pregnancy of she who was once called barren.

37 For nothing is impossible for God."

38 Mary said, "I am the servant of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word." Then the angel left her.

After these days Mary got up and quickly went into the hill country, to a town in Judah,

40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

42 She exclaimed, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

43 Why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For at the moment the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.

45 Blessed is she who believed that the things that had been spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled."

Then Mary replied,

††††††††††† "My soul magnifies the Lord,

47 ††††††††††††††††††† and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

48 ††††††† For he has looked favorably

††††††††††††††††††††††† on the low estate of his servant.

††††††††††† From now on all generations will call me blessed.

49 ††††††††††††††††††† For the Almighty has done great things for me,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and holy is his name.

50 ††††††† His mercy extends from generation to generation

††††††††††††††††††††††† to those who fear him.

51 ††††††† He has showed strength with his arm;

††††††††††††††††††††††† he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

52 ††††††† He has thrown down princes from their thrones,

††††††††††††††††††††††† and has lifted up those of humble position.

53 ††††††† The hungry he has filled with good things;

††††††††††††††††††††††† and the rich he has sent away empty.

54 ††††††† He has helped Israel his servant,

††††††††††††††††††††††† remembering his mercy,

55 ††††††† just as he promised our forefathers

††††††††††††††††††††††† to Abraham and his descendants forever."


56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months, then went back home.

Now when Elizabeth's time to give birth had come, she gave birth to a son.

58 Her neighbors and her relatives heard that the Lord had shown his mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

59 On the eighth day, when they were going to circumcise the child, they wanted to call him Zacharias, after the name of his father.

60 But his mother objected, "No; he will be called John."

61 They said to her, "But none of your relatives are called by this name."

62 Then they signaled to his father, inquiring about what he wanted him to be called.

63 He requested a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." They were all amazed.

64 His mouth immediately was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God.

65 Fear came on all their neighbors and all this news spread throughout the hill country of Judea.

66 All who heard about it took note of it in their hearts, asking, "What then will this child become?" For the hand of the Lord was with him.

His father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied,

68 ††††††† "Praise be the Lord, the God of Israel;

††††††††††††††††††††††† for he has come to the aid and redeemed his people,

69 ††††††† he has raised up a horn of salvation for us

††††††††††††††††††††††† in the house of his servant David

70 ††††††† (As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago),

71 ††††††† salvation from our enemies,

††††††††††††††††††††††† and from the hand of all who hate us;

72 ††††††† to show mercy towards our forefathers,

††††††††††††††††††††††† by remembering his holy covenant;

73 ††††††† the oath that he swore to our father Abraham,

74 ††††††† that we being delivered from the hand of our enemies

††††††††††††††††††††††† should serve him without fear,

75††††††††††† in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

76 ††††††† Yes and you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;

††††††††††††††††††††††† for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his paths;

77 ††††††† to give knowledge of salvation to his people

††††††††††††††††††††††† through the forgiveness of their sins,

78 ††††††† because of the tender mercy of our God,

††††††††††††††††††††††† by which the dawn will break upon us from on high,

79 ††††††† to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death;

††††††††††††††††††††††† to guide our feet into the path of peace."

The child grew, became strong in spirit, and was in the desert until the day of his public revelation to Israel.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 2

1 In those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the empire should be registered.

2 This was the first census made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

3 Everyone had to return to their home town to be registered.

4 Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the town of David, called Bethlehem, because he was a descendant of the house and family of David.

5 He went to be registered with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was expecting a child.

6 While they were there, the time came for her to deliver the baby.

7 She gave birth to her firstborn son.She wrapped him in strips of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now in that same area there were shepherds staying in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks at night.

9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10 The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for I am bringing you good news that will bring great joy to all the people.

11 Today there is born to you in the town of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

12 This will be the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, and lying in a manger."

13 Suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 ††††††† "Glory to God in the highest,

††††††††††††††††††††††† and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased."

15 After the angels left them returning to heaven, the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

16 So they hurried there and found Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in the manger.

17 When they saw him, they reported what they had been told about this child.

18 All who heard it were amazed at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary treasured up all these sayings, pondering them in her heart.

20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.

After eight days when he was circumcised, they named him Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, his parents brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord

23 (just as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every firstborn male will be called holy to the Lord"),

24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was prescribed in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."

Now, there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon.This man was righteous and devout, looking for the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him.

26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Messiah.

27 So he came directed by the Spirit into the temple.When the parents brought in the baby Jesus, that they might do with him what was customary under the law,

28 Simeon received him into his arms, and praised God, saying,

29 ††††††† "Now allow your servant to depart, Lord,

††††††††††††††††††††††† according to your word, in peace;

30 ††††††† for my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 ††††††††††††††††††† which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples;

32 ††††††† a light, for revelation to the Gentiles,

††††††††††††††††††††††† and the glory of your people Israel."

33 His father and his mother were amazed at the things that were spoken about him.

34 Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, "Indeed, this child is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign that will be rejected,

35 so that true thoughts of many hearts may be revealed, and a sword will pierce your own soul too."

There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, who was very old, having lived with a husband for seven years after her marriage.

37 She had been a widow for eighty-four years.She never left the temple, worshipping there with prayer and fasting night and day.

38 Coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

When his parents had completed everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.

40 The child grew, became strong, and was filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

His parents went every year to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.

42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the feast according to the custom.

43 When the days of the feast were over, they were going home, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, and his parents did not realize it.

44 They assumed that he was in the group traveling.After they went a day's journey, they searched for him among their relatives and friends.

45 When they could not find him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.

46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.

47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.

48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been searching for you worried sick."

49 He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"

50 But his parents did not understand what he was saying to them.

He went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject to them.His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

52 Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and people.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 3

1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod Antipas was tetrarch over Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region over Ituraea and Trachonitis and Lysanias was tetrarch over Abilene.

2 During the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

3 He went into all the region around the Jordan River, preaching the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
††††††††††† "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness,
††††††††††††††††††††††† 'Prepare the way of the Lord,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† make his paths straight.'

5 ††††††††† Every valley will be filled,

††††††††††††††††††††††† and every mountain and hill will be brought low;

††††††††††† the crooked will become straight,

††††††††††††††††††††††† the rough ways smooth;

6 ††††††††† and all flesh will see the salvation of God."

So John proclaimed to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, "You offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth fruits demonstrating your repentance, and do not even start to tell yourselves, 'Abraham is our father,' for I tell you, that God is able to raise up from these rocks children to Abraham.

9 Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees; so that every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down, and thrown into the fire."

The crowds asked him, "What then should we do?"

11 He replied, "He who has two coats, let him give to the one who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise."

12 The tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, "Teacher, what should we do?"

13 He replied, "Do not collect any more than what is required."

14 Soldiers also asked him, "And what about us, what should we do?" He replied, "Do not extort money from anyone by violence, do not accuse anyone by false accusations; and be content with your wages."

The people were filled with expectation, everyone was wondering in their hearts about John, whether he might be the Messiah [that is, Christ].

16 John answered them all saying, "I baptize you with water; but one is coming who is mightier than I am, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear out his threshing floor, and to gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire."

18 With many other warnings he proclaimed the good news to the people.

19 But Herod Antipas the tetrarch was rebuked by John for marrying Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done.

20 Herod added this to them all, when he imprisoned John.

Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, prayed while the heaven was opened.

22 The Holy Spirit descended on him in physical form, like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased."

Jesus himself began to teach when he was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph,

††††††††††† the son of Heli,

24 ††††††† the son of Matthat,

††††††††††† the son of Levi,
††††††††††† the son of Melki,
††††††††††† the son of Jannai,
††††††††††† the son of Joseph,

25 ††††††† the son of Mattathias,
††††††††††† the son of Amos,

††††††††††† the son of Nahum,

††††††††††† the son of Esli,

††††††††††† the son of Naggai,

26 ††††††† the son of Maath,

††††††††††† the son of Mattathias,

††††††††††† the son of Semein,

††††††††††† the son of Josech,

††††††††††† the son of Joda,

27 ††††††† the son of Joanan,

††††††††††† the son of Rhesa,

††††††††††† the son of Zerubbabel,

††††††††††† the son of Shealtiel,

††††††††††† the son of Neri,

28 ††††††† the son of Melki,

††††††††††† the son of Addi, ††††††

††††††††††† the son of Cosam,

††††††††††† the son of Elmadam,

††††††††††† the son of Er,

29 ††††††† the son of Joshua,

††††††††††† the son of Eliezer,

††††††††††† the son of Jorim,

††††††††††† the son of Matthat,

††††††††††† the son of Levi,

30 ††††††† the son of Simeon,

††††††††††† the son of Judah,

††††††††††† the son of Joseph,

††††††††††† the son of Jonam,

††††††††††† the son of Eliakim,

31 ††††††† the son of Melea,

††††††††††† the son of Menna,

††††††††††† the son of Mattatha,

††††††††††† the son of Nathan,

††††††††††† the son of David,

32 ††††††† the son of Jesse,

††††††††††† the son of Obed, †††††

††††††††††† the son of Boaz,

††††††††††† the son of Salmon,

††††††††††† the son of Nahshon,

33 ††††††† the son of Amminadab,
††††††††††† the son of Admin,

††††††††††† the son of Arni,

††††††††††† the son of Hezron,

††††††††††† the son of Perez,

††††††††††† the son of Judah,

34 ††††††† the son of Jacob,

††††††††††† the son of Isaac,

††††††††††† the son of Abraham,

††††††††††† the son of Terah,

††††††††††† the son of Nahor,

35 ††††††† the son of Serug,

††††††††††† the son of Reu,

††††††††††† the son of Peleg,

††††††††††† the son of Eber,

††††††††††† the son of Shelah

36 ††††††† the son of Cainan,

††††††††††† the son of Arphaxad,

††††††††††† the son of Shem,

††††††††††† the son of Noah,

††††††††††† the son of Lamech,

37 ††††††† the son of Methuselah,

††††††††††† the son of Enoch,

††††††††††† the son of Jared,

††††††††††† the son of Mahalalel,

††††††††††† the son of Kenan,

38 ††††††† the son of Enos,

††††††††††† the son of Seth,

††††††††††† the son of Adam,

††††††††††† the son of God.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 4

1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 where for forty days he was tempted of the devil. He did not eat one thing during those days and when they were over he was hungry.

3 The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread."

4 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man does not live by bread alone.'"

5 Then the devil led him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 The devil said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been given to me; and I can give it to anyone I wish.

7 If you will worship me, all this will be yours."

8 Jesus answered, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone."

9 The devil led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here,

10 for it is written, 'He will give his angels charge concerning you, to protect you,'

11 and, 'with their hands they will bear you up, so that you do not dash your foot against a stone.'"

12 Jesus replied, "It is said, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"

13 When the devil had finished every temptation, he left him waiting for a more opportune time.

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news spread concerning him through the entire region.

15 He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. As was his custom he entered into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

17 The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him and he unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,

19 and to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

20 He rolled up the scroll, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down.The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

21 He began to tell them, "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your ears."

22 Everyone spoke well of him and was astonished at the gracious words that came out of his mouth.They asked, "Is not this Joseph's son?"

23 He said to them, "Doubtless you will quote this proverb to me, 'Physician, heal yourself,' saying, 'do here in your own hometown what we have heard that you did at Capernaum.'"

24 He said, "Truly I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.

25 But I tell you the truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three and a half years, when there was a great famine over all the land;

26 yet Elijah was not sent to one of them except to a widow at Zarephath, in Sidon.

27 There were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; yet none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian.

28 When they heard these things all who were in the synagogue were furious.

29 They got up, and threw him out of the town, and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might throw him off the cliff.

30 But he passed through the middle of them and went on his way.

He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee where he was teaching them on the Sabbath day.

32 They were astonished at his teaching; for his word had authority.

33 In the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice,

34 "Leave us alone! What do you want with us Jesus the Nazarene? Are you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."

35 Jesus rebuked him, "Shut up, and come out of him." After the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him without hurting him.

36 They were all amazed and they spoke with each other, saying, "What is this word? For with authority and power he commands even the unclean spirits, and they come out."

37 News about him spread into all the surrounding regions.

Jesus left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon. Now Simon's wife's mother was suffering from high fever; and they asked for his help for her.

39 He stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her.Immediately she got up and served them.

40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any of their family sick with any kind of disease brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

41 Demons also came out of many, crying out, and claiming, "You are the Son of God." Rebuking them, he did not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah.

The next morning, he came out and went into a desert place.The crowds were searching for him, and came to him, and wanted to keep him from leaving.

43 But he said to them, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also because that is why I was sent."

44 He continued preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 5

1 It came to pass, while Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the crowd pressed in on him in order to hear the word of God.

2 He saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets.

3 He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the shore. He sat down and taught the crowd from the boat.

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch."

5 Simon replied, "Master, we worked all night, and have caught nothing; yet if you say so I will let down the nets."

6 After they had done it, they caught so many fish that their nets were breaking.

7 They signaled to their partners in the other boat that they should come and help them. They came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.

8 But Simon Peter, when he saw it, fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, "Leave me, Lord, for I am a sinful man."

9 For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken.

10 So were also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will catch men."

11 When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.

While he was in one of the towns, a man full of leprosy came and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, and begged him, saying, "Lord, if you want, you can make me clean."

13 So Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I am willing.Be made clean." Immediately the leprosy left him.

14 Jesus charged him not to tell anyone and said "Go your way, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a testimony to them."

15 But the news about him spread all the more and great crowds came together to hear, and to be healed of their diseases.

16 He often withdrew into the deserts and prayed.

On one of those days that he was teaching, there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting nearby, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal.

18 Men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed.They attempted to bring him in and to lay him before Jesus.

19 But not finding a way that they could bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof, and let him down through the tiles with his mat into the middle of the crowd in front of Jesus.

20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

21 The scribes and the Pharisees began to raise questions, saying, "Who is this speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?"

22 But Jesus perceiving their objections, answered and said to them, "Why do you reason like this in your hearts?

23 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'?

24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins," he said to the person who was paralyzed, "I say to you, get up and take your mat, and go home."

25 Immediately he stood up before them, picked up his mat, and went home, glorifying God.

26 Astonishment took hold of everyone, and they glorified God.They were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen amazing things today."

After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting at a tax booth, and said to him, "Follow me."

28 He forsook all, got up and followed him.

29 Then Levi made a great feast for him in his house.There was a great crowd of tax collectors and of others who were sitting at dinner with them.

30 The Pharisees and their scribes complained against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"

31 Jesus replied, "Those who are healthy do not need a doctor; but those who are sick.

32 I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance."

They questioned him, "The disciples of John often fast and make prayers, likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees; but your disciples eat and drink."

34 Then Jesus said to them, "Can you make the wedding guests fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

35 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, then, in those days, they will fast."

36 He also told them a parable: "No one tears a piece of a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise not only will he have to tear the new one, but also the piece from the new will not match with the old cloth.

37 No one puts new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined.

38 But new wine must be put into new wineskins.

39 No one having drunk old wine wants the new, for he says, 'The old is good.'"


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 6

1 One Sabbath while Jesus was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked some heads of grain, and rubbing them in their hands they ate them.

2 But certain of the Pharisees objected, "Why do you do that which it is not lawful to be done on the Sabbath day?"

3 Jesus replied, "Have you never read what David and his companions did, when they were hungry?

4 He entered into the house of God, and took and ate the bread of the Presence, and also gave it to those who were with him, which it is not lawful to eat except by the priests alone?

5 He said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

6 On another Sabbath, he entered into the synagogue and taught.There was a man there, with a deformed right hand.

7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find something to accuse him of.

8 But he knew their thoughts.He said to the man with the deformed hand, "Get up and stand here in the middle." So he got up and stood there.

9 Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do harm, to save a life, or to destroy it?"

10 He looked around at them all, then he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." He did and his hand was restored.

11 But they were filled with rage and plotted together with one another what they might do to Jesus.

In those days Jesus went off onto the mountain to pray; and he spent all night in prayer to God.

13 When daybreak came, he called his disciples; and he chose twelve of them, whom he also called apostles:

14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,

15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,

16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

He came down with them, and stood on a level place.There was a large crowd of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.

18 These included some who were troubled with unclean spirits and they also were healed.

19 All the crowd tried to touch him, for power came out of him, and healed them all.

20 He lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,
"Blessed are the poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be filled.

††† Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

22 Blessed are you, when people hate you, and when they will exclude you, and mock you, and denounce your name as evil, for the Son of Man's sake.

23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for your reward is great in heaven; for this is the same thing their forefathers did to the prophets.

But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.

25 Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.
††† Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.

26 Woe to you, when everyone speaks well of you, for in that same way their forefathers treated the false prophets.

27 But I say to you who are listening, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

28 bless those who curse you and pray for those who abuse you.

29 To the one who strikes you on the one cheek offer also the other; and from one who would take away your cloak do not withhold your coat also.

30 Give to everyone who asks from you; and if someone takes away your goods do not ask for them back.

31 Do to others what you would have them do to you.

32 If you love those who love you, what credit do you get? Even sinners love those who love them.

33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit do you get? Even sinners do that.

34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit do you get? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive payment in full.

35 But love your enemies, and do them good.Lend, never expecting anything in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for he is kind toward the ungrateful and evil.

36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38 Give, and it will be given to you.A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will drop into your lap. For with what measure you use it will be measured to you back again."

He also told them a parable, "Can the blind person lead another blind person? Will they not both fall into a pit?

40 The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.

41 Why do you gaze at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the beam that is in your own eye?

42 Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out that speck that is in your eye, when you do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take out the beam from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.

43 For no good tree produces bad fruit; similarly, a bad tree does not produce good fruit.

44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not gather figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good.The evil person out of the evil treasure brings forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

46 Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, yet do not do the things which I say?

47 Everyone who comes to me, hears my words, and does them, I will show you what he is like.

48 That person is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid a foundation upon the rock. When a flood came, the stream wash up against that house, but could not shake it, because it had been well built.

49 But the one who hears, but does not do it, is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.The stream washed up against it, immediately it caved in and was absolutely destroyed.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 7

1 After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.

2 A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.

3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save his servant.

4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly appealed to him, saying, "It is worthy for you to do this for him,

5 for he loves our nation, and has even built our synagogue."

6 Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself; for I am not worthy that you should come under my roof.

7 That is why I did not presume myself worthy to come to you; but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.

8 For I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

9 When Jesus heard these things, he was amazed at him, and turned and said to the crowd that followed him, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith anywhere in Israel."

10 When they who were sent, returned to the house, they discovered the servant in good health.

Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain; and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.

12 Now when he approached the town gate, there was one who was dead being carried out.He was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and many of the people of the town were with her.

13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, "Do not grieve."

14 He came close and touched the coffin; those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."

15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. Jesus gave him to his mother.

16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen among us," and, "God has come to the aid of his people."

17 This report about him spread through the whole of Judea, and all the surrounding region.

The disciples of John reported all these things to him.

19 John called to himself two of his disciples, and sent them to the Lord, asking, "Are you the one who is to come, or should we keep looking for someone else?"

20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, asking, 'Are you the one who is to come, or should we keep looking for someone else?"

21 In that hour he cured many of diseases, plagues and evil spirits; and many who were blind he gave them sight.

22 Then he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.

23 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me."

When the messengers of John had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in nice clothes? Look, those who wear extravagant clothes, and live in luxury, are in kings' palaces.

26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

27 This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'

28 I tell you, among those born of women there is none greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

29 When all the people heard this, even the tax collectors, they acknowledged God's justice, because they had been baptized with the baptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God, refusing to be baptized by John.

Jesus continued, "To what then can I compare the people of this generation?

32 They are like children that sit in the marketplace, calling to one another, saying, 'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance; we wailed, but you did not weep.'

33 For John the Baptist came eating no bread or drinking no wine; and you claim, 'He has a demon.'

34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking; and you claim, 'Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'

35 Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children."

One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he entered the Pharisee's house, and sat down for dinner.

37 A woman was in the town, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting for dinner in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfumed ointment.

38 She stood behind at his feet, weeping, she began to bathe his feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the perfumed ointment.

39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he thought, "This man, if he were a prophet, would realize who and what type of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."

40 Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." He replied, "Teacher, tell me."

41 "A certain lender had two debtors, the one owed five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty.

42 When they were unable to pay, he forgave both of them. Which of them therefore will love him more?"

43 Simon answered, "I imagine the one whom he forgave the most." Jesus replied, "You have judged correctly."

44 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair.

45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not stopped kissing my feet.

46 You did not anoint my head with oil; but she has anointed my feet with perfume.

47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven; for she loved much. But to the one to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."

48 He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

49 They who sat at dinner with him began to think to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

50 Then Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 8

1 Soon afterwards, Jesus went through the towns and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.The twelve were with him,

2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had been cast out;

3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward; and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to them from their own resources.

4 When a great multitude came together, and those from every town came to him, he spoke in a parable:

5 "The sower went out to sow his seed.As he sowed, some fell on the path; and it was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it.

6 Other seed fell on the rock; and as soon as it grew, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

7 Other seed fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew with it, and choked it.

8 Other seed fell into the good ground, and grew, and produced fruit a hundredfold." As he said these things, he called out, "The one who has ears to hear, let him hear."

His disciples asked him what this parable meant.

10 He replied, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the others I use parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

11 Now the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

12 Those on the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved.

13 Those on the rock are those who, when they have heard, receive the word with joy; but they have no root.They believe for a while, yet in time of temptation fall away.

14 The seed which fell among the thorns are those who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked by the cares, riches and pleasures of this life, and do not produce mature fruit.

15 But that which fell in the good soil are those who with an honest and good heart, having heard the word, produce fruit with patient persistence.

No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a bowl, or puts it under a bed; but rather it is put on a stand, that those who enter in may see the light.

17 For nothing is hid, that will not be revealed; and nothing is secret, that will not be known and come to light.

18 Pay attention then how you hear; for whoever has, to him will be given; and whoever does not have, from him will be taken away even that which he thinks he has. "

Jesus' mother and brothers came to him, and they could not get near him because of the crowd.

20 He was told, "Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you."

21 But he replied, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."

One day, he got into a boat with his disciples, and he told them, "Let's go over to the other side of the lake." So they set out.

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep.Now a windstorm came up on the lake; and the boat was filling up with water, and they were in danger.

24 They came to him, and woke him up, saying, "Master, master, we are going to die." He woke and rebuked the wind and the raging of the waves. They ceased and there was a calm.

25 He asked them, "Where is your faith?" Being afraid they were amazed, saying to one another, "Who is this, that he even commands the winds and the water, and they obey him?"

Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is across Galilee.

27 When he climbed out on shore, he was met by a certain man from the town, who had demons; and for a long time he had worn no clothes, and did not stay in any house, but lived in the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice shouted, "What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torture me."

29 For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For many times it had seized him, and he was kept under guard, and bound with chains and shackles; but he broke the restraints and was driven by the demon into deserted places.

30 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "Legion;" for many demons had entered into him.

31 They begged him that he would not order them to go out into the abyss.

32 Now there was there a herd of many pigs feeding on the mountain.They begged Jesus that he would allow them to enter into the pigs. So he gave them permission.

33 The demons came out of the man, and entered into the pigs.The herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake, and were drowned.

34 Now when those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and reported it in the town and country.

35 They came out to see what had happened.They came to Jesus and found the man, from whom the demons had gone out, sitting, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus and they were afraid.

36 They who saw it told them how he who was possessed by the demons had been healed.

37 Then all the people of the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked him to leave them, for they were seized with great fear.So he entered into a boat, and returned.

38 But the man from whom the demons had gone out begged that he might go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying,

39 "Return to your house, and declare what great things God has done for you." So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the whole town what great things Jesus had done for him.

40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him; for they were all waiting for him.

41 A man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell down at Jesus' feet, and begged him to come to his house,

42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. But as he went the crowds crushed in on him.

43 A woman who had hemorrhaged blood for twelve years, and who had spent all that she had on physicians, but no one could heal her,

44 came behind him, and touched the edge of his clothes. Immediately the bleeding stopped.

45 Jesus said, "Who touched me?" After everyone denied it, Peter and those who were with him, said, "Master, the crowd is surrounding you and pressing in on you."

46 But Jesus said, "Someone touched me; for I perceived that power has gone out of me."

47 When the woman saw that she could not hide, she came trembling, fell down before him declaring in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been healed immediately.

48 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you whole.Go in peace."

49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, informing him, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher anymore."

50 But Jesus hearing it told Jairus, "Do not fear, only believe, and she will be healed."

51 When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter in with him, except Peter, John and James, and the girl's father and mother.

52 All were weeping and wailing for her.But he said, "Do not weep; for she is not dead, but asleep."

53 Then they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead.

54 But he took her by the hand and called, saying, "Child rise up."

55 Her spirit returned, and she rose up immediately.He told them to give her something to eat.

56 Her parents were amazed, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 9

1 Then Jesus called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases,

2 and sent them out to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

3 He instructed them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, no wallet, no bread, no money; not even a change of clothes.

4 Into whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave town.

5 Whoever does not welcome you, when you depart from that town, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them."

6 So they left and went throughout the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing the sick everywhere.

Now Herod Antipas the tetrarch heard of all that was done, and he was very perplexed, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead,

8 and some, that Elijah had appeared; and others, that one of the old prophets had risen.

9 Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" So he attempted to see him.

When they returned, the apostles told him what they had done. He took them and withdrew to a town called Bethsaida.

11 But the crowds found out about it and followed him.He welcomed them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and those who were in need of healing he cured.

12 When the day began to come to an end the twelve came, and asked him, "Send the crowd away, that they may go into the villages and surrounding country, and lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a deserted place."

13 But he said to them, "Give them something to eat." But they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people."

14 There were about 5,000 men. He said to his disciples, "Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each."

15 So they did it and had them all sit down.

16 He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.

17 They ate, and were all filled.There were picked up twelve baskets from what was left over from the broken pieces.

One day, as Jesus was praying alone, and only the disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"

19 They answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and others, one of the old prophets who has risen again."

20 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered, "The Messiah of God."

21 But he charged them, and commanded them not to tell this to anyone,

22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up."

23 He said to them all, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

25 For what benefit is there for a person, if they gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit themselves?

26 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him, when he comes in his glory, and the glory of the Father and the holy angels.

27 But I tell you the truth, there are some standing here, who will not taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God."

About eight days after these sayings, he took with him Peter, John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray.

29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

30 Then two men, Moses and Elijah, were talking with him.

31 They appeared with glory, and spoke about his departure which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood there with him.

33 As the men were preparing to leave, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three memorial shelters; one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he was saying.

34 While he said these things, a cloud came, and overshadowed them; and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

35 A voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my chosen, hear him."

36 After the voice spoke, Jesus was found alone. They kept quiet, and told no one in those days about any of the things they had seen.

On the next day, after they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.

38 A man from the crowd shouted out, "Teacher, I beg you to look on my son; for he is my only child.

39 A spirit seizes him, and suddenly he will shriek.It throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth.It hardly ever leaves him alone but continually hurts him.

40 I begged your disciples to cast it out, and they could not."

41 Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you, and bear with you? Bring your son here."

42 While he was still coming, the demon threw him to the ground in convulsions. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.

43 They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at everything which he did, he said to his disciples,

44 "Let these words sink into your ears.The Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men."

45 But they did not understood this saying, for its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not understand it.But they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.

47 But when Jesus became aware of what they were thinking in their hearts, he took a little child, and set him by his side.

48 Then he said to them, "Whoever will receive this little child in my name receives me and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.For he who is least among you all, that one is the greatest."

John said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we stopped him, because he did not follow us."

50 But Jesus said to him, "Do not stop him for he that is not against you is for you."

When the days drew near that he should be taken up, he resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem.

52 He sent messengers ahead of him.They went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for him,

53 but they did not receive him, because he was set on going to Jerusalem.

54 When his disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven and consume them?"

55 But he turned and rebuked them.

56 Then they went on to another village.

As they going along the way, someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."

58 Jesus replied, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."

59 He said to another person, "Follow me." But he replied, "Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father."

60 But Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead; but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

61 Another also said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first allow me to say good-bye to those who are at my home."

62 But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 10

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead into every town and place, where he himself was about to go.

2 He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he send out laborers into his harvest.

3 Go, I am sending you out like lambs in the midst of wolves.

4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.

Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'

6 If a person of peace lives there, your peace will rest upon them, but if not, it will return to you.

7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking whatever they give, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not move from house to house.

8 Into whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat whatever is set before you.

9 Heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'

10 But into whatever town you will enter and they do not welcome you, go out into its streets and say,

11 'Even the dust from your town, that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless, know this: the kingdom of God has come near.'

12 I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that town.

Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.

15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades.

16 He who listens to you listens to me; and he who rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him who sent me."

The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your


18 He said to them, "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven.

19 I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.

20 Nevertheless do not rejoice about this, that the spirits are submit to you; but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants, yes, Father; for so was your gracious will.

22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father.No one knows who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whomever the Son wishes to reveal him."

23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see the things that you see.

24 For I tell to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things that you see, but never saw them; and to hear the things that you hear, but have never heard them."

25 A certain scribe stood up and tested him, saying, "Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?"

26 Jesus replied, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?

27 He answered, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.'"

28 Jesus said to him, "You have answered correctly. Do this and you shall live."

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"

Jesus replied, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho.He was attacked by robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and then took off, leaving him half dead.

31 Now by chance a priest was going down that way and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32 Similarly a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came by where he was.When he saw him, he was moved with compassion.

34 He went up to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring olive oil and wine on them; and he set him on his own animal, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35 On the next day he took out two silver coins, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of him, and whatever you spend more, when I come back again, I will repay you."

36 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"

37 He said, "He who had mercy on him." Jesus said to him, "Go, and do the same."

Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.

39 She had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and listened to his word.

40 But Martha was distracted by the dinner preparations; and she came up to him, and complained, "Lord, do you not care that my sister left me to serve all by myself? Now tell her to help me."

41 But the Lord answered, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and distracted by many things,

42 but one thing is needed.Mary has chosen the better part, which will never be taken away from her."


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 11

1 Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples."

2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread.

4 Forgive us our sins; for we also forgive everyone who has sinned against us. And do not lead us into temptation."

Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight, and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;

6 for a friend of mine who was taking a trip has come to visit me, and I have nothing to set before him.'

7 Then the person within the house will answer, 'Don't bother me.The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and give it to you.'

8 I say to you, though he will not get up and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

9 I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

10 For everyone who asks receives; and everyone who seeks finds; and to everyone who knocks it will be opened.

11 Which of you fathers if his son asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?

12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he give him a scorpion?

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?"

14 Now Jesus was casting out a demon that was causing a person to be mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man began to speak; and the crowd was amazed.

15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons."

16 Others, testing him, demanded a sign from heaven from him.

17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be destroyed; and a divided house falls.

18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I ask you this because you claim that I cast out demons by Beelzebub.

19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.

20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.

21 When the strong man fully armed guards his own palace, his goods are safe.

22 But when someone stronger than he attacks him, and overcomes him, he strips him of his armor that he trusted in, and splits up his spoils.

23 He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters.

24 The unclean spirit when it has gone out of the person, passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finding none, it says, 'I will go back to my house that I came out of.'

25 When it returns, it finds the place swept and put in order.

26 Then it goes, and takes with it seven other spirits more evil than itself; and they enter and dwell there.Now the last state of that person is worse than the first."

As Jesus said these things, a certain woman from the crowd shouted out to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you."

28 But he replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God, and defend it."

29 When the crowds were gathering to him, he began to say, "This generation is an evil generation, that seeks after a sign; but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.

30 For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.

31 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment against the people of this generation, and will condemn them because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and now someone greater than Solomon is here.

32 The people of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and now someone greater than Jonah is here.

No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on the stand, that those who enter in may see the light.

34 The lamp of your body is your eye.When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.

35 Therefore make sure that the light that is in you is not darkness.

36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part in the dark, it will be totally full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light.

Now as Jesus spoke, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him.He went in, and reclined at the table.

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he was amazed that he did not first wash up before dinner.

39 The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and the plate; but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.

40 You foolish ones, did not the one who made the outside also make the inside?

41 But give donations to the poor from that which is within you; and all things will be clean for you.

42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint, rue and every little herb, but neglect justice and the love of God; but these you ought to have done, and not left the other undone.

43 Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the chief seats in the synagogues, and the honored greetings in the marketplaces.

44 Woe to you! For you are like the unmarked graves that people walk over without even realizing it.

One of the scribes answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you insult us also."

46 But he said, "Woe to you scribes also! For you load people with burdens difficult to be carried, yet you yourselves never touch the burden with even one of your fingers.

47 Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, whom your forefathers killed.

48 So you are witnesses and give consent to the works of your forefathers because they killed them, and now you build their tombs.

49 Therefore also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send to them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill and persecute.'

50 Therefore the blood of all the prophets, which have been shed from the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,

51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was murdered between the altar and the sanctuary.Yes, I tell you, it will be charged against this generation.

52 Woe to you scribes! For you take away the key of knowledge yet you do not enter in yourselves, and yet you hinder those who are trying to enter."

When he went out of there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to strongly oppose him, and to cross-examine him about many things,

54 trying to trap him with anything coming out of his mouth.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 12

1 In the meantime, when a crowd of many thousands gathered together, so that they trampled on one another, Jesus began to say first to his disciples, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is their hypocrisy.

2 For there is nothing covered up, that will not be revealed; and hid, that will not be known.

3 Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light; and what you have secretly spoken behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.

I tell you my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but after that have nothing more that they can do.

5 But I will warn you about the one whom you should fear: fear him, who after killing has the power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him.

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.

7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, you are more valuable than many sparrows.

8 I say to you, Everyone who confesses me before men, the Son of Man will also confess him before the angels of God.

9 But the one who denies me before people will be denied before the angels of God.

10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him, but to the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven.

11 When they bring you before the synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not be anxious about how or what you will answer, or what you will say,

12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you should say."

Someone from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me."

14 But he replied, "Mister, who made me a judge or an arbitrator between you?"

15 He told them, "Take care, and keep yourselves from all covetousness, for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."

16 Then he told them a parable, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundant harvest.

17 He thought to himself, 'What should I do, because I have no where to put my crops?'

18 Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones; and there I will put all my grain and my goods.

19 Then I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods stored up for many years; take it easy, eat, drink, and be merry."'

20 But God said to him, 'You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you.Then who will get all the things you have prepared for yourself?'

21 So it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Then Jesus said to his disciples, "That is why I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or for your body, what you will wear.

23 For life is more than the food, and the body more than the clothes.

24 Consider the ravens, they do not sow or reap, they have no storerooms or barns; and yet God feeds them.How much more valuable are you than the birds!

25 Which of you by worrying can add one hour to his life?

26 If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you so worried about the rest?

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They do not toil or spin clothing; yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is here today and tomorrow thrown into the fire; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?

29 Do not keep struggling for what you will eat, and what you will drink.Do not keep worrying about such things.

30 For after all these things the nations of the world pursue, but your Father knows that you have need of these things.

31 Yet seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you as well.

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell what you have, and give it to the poor.Make for yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that never fails, where no thief can approach or moth destroy.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Be dressed, prepared for action and keep your lamps burning.

36 Be like those looking for their master to return from a wedding feast; so that, when he comes and knocks, they may instantly open the door for him.

37 Blessed are those servants whom the master when he comes will find them watching.Truly I tell you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to dinner, and then he will come and serve them.

38 If he comes in the second or third watch of the night, and finds them so prepared, blessed are those servants.

39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have allowed his house to be broken into.

40 Be prepared; for in an hour that you do not expect the Son of man will come."

Then Peter said, "Lord, are you speaking this parable to us, or everyone?"

42 The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their allowance of food at the right time?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his master will find so working when he returns.

44 Truly I tell to you, that he will put him in charge of all that he has.

45 But if that servant thinks to himself, 'My master is delaying his return; and begins to beat the other male and female servants, and to eat, drink and get drunk;

46 the master of that servant will come in a day when he does not expect it, and in an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign his place with the unfaithful.

47 That servant, who knows his master's will, and does not prepare or do what he wanted, will be beaten severely.

48 But the one who does not know, and did things worthy of punishment, will be beaten less severely. To whomever much is given, much will be required; and to whom much is

committed, more will be asked of them.

I came to set the earth on fire; and how I wish it were already burning?

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and I am stressed until it is accomplished!

51 Do you think that I am come to bring peace on the earth? I tell you, no; but rather division.

52 For from now on there will be in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."

Then Jesus also said to the crowd, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'Here comes the rain;' and it does.

55 When you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be scorching hot;' and it is.

56 You hypocrites, you claim to know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that you do not know how to interpret this present time?

57 Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?

58 So when you are going with your accuser before the court magistrate, on the way, try to settle it with him; or he may drag you before the judge, and the judge will deliver you to the officer, and the officer will throw you into prison.

59 I say to you, there is no way you will come out of there, until you have paid every last penny."


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 13

1 Now there were some present on that occasion who told him about the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

2 Jesus responded, "Do you think that these Galileans were sinners more than all the other Galileans, because they have suffered these things?

3 I tell you, no, but, except you repent, you will all perish like they did.

4 Or what about those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all those who were living in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, no, but, except you repent, you will all perish like they did."

Then he told this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

7 He told the gardener, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit from this fig tree, and have found none.Cut it down.Why should it use up the ground?'

8 But the gardener replied, 'Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it,

9 then if it bears fruit next year, great; but if not, you can cut it down.'"

Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day.

11 There was a woman who had a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years.She was bent overand unable straighten up.

12 When Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, "Woman, you are loosed from your disability."

13 Then he laid his hands on her and immediately she was straightened up, and praised God.

14 But the ruler of the synagogue, moved with rage because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, told the crowd, "There are six days in which people ought to work. Come on those days to be healed, but not on the Sabbath day."

15 But the Lord replied, "You hypocrites, does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead him out to get water?

16 Should not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound these eighteen years, have been set free from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"

17 When he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, but the whole crowd rejoiced at all the wonderful things he did.

Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?

19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a person took, and planted in his garden; and it grew, and became a tree; and the birds of the heaven nested in its branches."

20 Again he said, "To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?

21 It is like yeast, which a woman took and mixed in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

22 Then he went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.

23 Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He replied,

24 "Try hard to enter in by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter, but will not be able.

25 Once the master of the house gets up, and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open up for us;' but he will reply to you, 'I do not know where you come from.'

26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'

27 Then he will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from; get away from me, all you evildoers.'

28 There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves will be thrown out.

29 They will come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and will sit at the banquet in the kingdom of God.

30 But truly, some who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last."

31 At that hour there came certain Pharisees, warning him, "Get out of here, for Herod Antipas wants to kill you."

32 Then he said to them, "Go tell that fox, I am casting out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and the third day I will finish.

33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today, tomorrow and the next day, for it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.

34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to you! How often I would have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not!

35 Look, your house is abandoned, and I say to you, you will not see me, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 14

1 Jesus went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread. They were watching him closely.

2 There was before him a certain man who had dropsy.

3 Jesus spoke to the scribes and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"

4 But they remained silent. Jesus took him, healed him and let him go.

5 Then he said to them, "Which of you who has a child or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"

6 They had no answer for this either.

He noticed how those who were invited to dinner chose the places of honor. He told them a parable.

8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit in the place of honor or perhaps someone invited was more honorable than you;

9 then he who invited you will come and say to you, 'Give this person your place.' Then disgraced you will take the lowest place.

10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place; that the host may come and say to you, 'Friend, come up to a higher place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who are seated at the dinner with you.

11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

12 Then Jesus said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a lunch or supper, do not call your friends, or your brothers, or your relatives, or rich neighbors, in case they invite you back to repay you.

13 But when you prepare a banquet, invite the poor, maimed, lame and blind.

14 Then you will be blessed; because they have nothing to repay you with, then you will be repaid in the resurrection of the righteous.

When one of those who sat at dinner with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is the one who will eat bread in the kingdom of God."

16 But Jesus responded to him, "A certain person made a great banquet and invited many.

17 He sent his servant out at dinner time to announce to the guests, 'Come, for everything is ready.'

18 But they all began making excuses. The first said to him, 'I just bought a field, and I need to go out and see it. Please excuse me.

19 Another said, 'I just bought five yoke of oxen, and I need to try them out.Please excuse me.'

20 Another said, 'I just got married, and therefore I cannot come.'

21 So the servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house got angry said to his servant, "Go quickly into the streets and lanes of the town, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind and lame."

22 The servant said, "Lord, what you have ordered is done, and yet there is still room."

23 The lord said to the servant, "Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.

24 For I tell you, that none of those people who were originally invited will taste of my banquet."

Now there were large crowds traveling with him so he turned, and said to them,

26 "If any one comes to me, and does not hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, even his own life too, he cannot be my disciple.

27 Whoever does not carry his cross, and follow me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, wanting to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has the wherewithal to complete it?

29 Otherwise when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will begin to laugh at him,

30 saying, 'Here's a person who begins to build, but is unable to finish.'

31 Or what king, as he goes to make war with another king, will not first sit down and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to engage one who attacks him with twenty thousand?

32 If he cannot, while the other is still a distance away, he will send an ambassador, and ask for conditions of peace.

33 Similarly, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.

34 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its flavor, how is it be made salty again?

35 It is worthless suited neither for the land or for the manure pile but to be thrown out. The one who has ears to hear, let him hear."


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 15

1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near him to hear him.

2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes complained, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them."

3 Then Jesus spoke this parable to them,

4 "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?

5 When he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6 Then when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'

7 I say to you, in that same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people, who have no need of repentance.

8 Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and carefully search until she finds it?

9 Then when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.'

10 Even so, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Jesus said, "There was a man who had two sons.

12 The younger said to his father, 'Father, give me the part of the estate that belongs to me." So he divided his assets between them.

13 A few days later, the younger son gathered all his belongings together and left on his journey into a distant country.There he squandered his money on wild living.

14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country; and he began to suffer need.

15 So he went and worked for one of the citizens of that country who sent him into his fields to feed pigs.

16 He often wanted to eat the pods that the pigs were eating but no one gave him a thing.

17 Finally he came to his senses saying, 'How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!

18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight.

19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son.Let me be as one of your hired servants."'

20 Then he arose, and came to his father. But while he was yet some way off, his father saw him, and was filled with compassion, ran, hugged and kissed him.

21 Then the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

22 But the father said to his servants, 'Hurry, bring out the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his finger, and sandals on his feet.

23 Bring the fatted calf, butcher it, and let's eat and celebrate.

24 For this my son who was dead is alive again.He was lost and now is found.' So they began to celebrate.

25 Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

26 So he called to one of the servants, and asked what was going on.

27 He replied, 'Your brother has returned and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he is celebrating his return safe and sound.'

28 But he was angry, and would not go in.His father came out, and urged him.

29 But the elder son answered his father, 'Look, for all these years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your wishes; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might party with my friends.

30 But when this son of yours returned, who has squandered your resources on prostitutes, you kill the fatted calf for him.'

31 The father said to him, 'Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

32 But it was appropriate to celebrate and be glad, for this brother of yours was dead, and now is alive again; he was lost and now is found.'"


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 16

1 Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man, who had a manager who was accused of wasting his resources.

2 He called the manager in, and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship; because you can no longer be my manager.'

3 The manager thought to himself, 'What will I do, seeing my master has terminated me from my position? I do not have strength to dig and I am ashamed to beg.

4 I know what I'll do so that when I am terminated from my job people will welcome me into their homes.'

5 Calling to him each one of his master's debtors, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

6 The debtor replied, 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write four hundred.'

7 Then he said to another, 'How much do you owe?' He replied, 'A thousand bushels of wheat.' The manager told him, 'Take your bill, and write eight hundred.'

8 Then his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their contemporaries than the children of the light are.

9 I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of worldly assets; so that, when they are gone, you may be welcomed into the eternal homes.

10 He who is faithful in little will also be faithful in much.He who is dishonest in little will also be dishonest in much.

11 If therefore you have not been faithful with worldly assets, who will entrust to you with true riches?

12 If you have not been faithful with that which belongs to another, who will give you that which will be your own?

13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will devoted to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."

14 When the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, they scoffed at him.

15 He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knows your hearts; for that which is greatly prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.

The law and the prophets were in effect until John; since that time the good news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone is pushing to get into it.

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one pen stroke of the law to fail.

18 Everyone who divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries one who is divorced commits adultery.

19 Now there was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day.

20 There was a certain beggar named Lazarus who was laid at his gate, covered with sores,

21 and desired to be fed by what fell from the rich man's table. Beyond that even the dogs would come and lick his sores.

22 It came to pass, that the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to be by Abraham's side.The rich man also died and was buried.

23 In Hades, being tormented, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus by his side.

24 The rich man cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me.Send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in these flames.'

25 But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that 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 Besides all this, between you and us there is a great chasm, so that those who want to cross from here to you are not able, and no one can cross over from there to where we are.'

27 Then he said, 'Then I beg you, father, that you send Lazarus to my father's house,

28 for I have five brothers; that he may warn them, so they do not come to this place of torment too.'

29 But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'

30 But he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if one would go to them from the dead, then they will repent.'

31 But Abraham said to him, 'If they will not listen Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if one were to rise from the dead.'"


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 17

1 Jesus said to his disciples, "It is inevitable that occasions of stumbling will come; but woe to him, by whom they come!

2 It were better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.

3 Be on guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

4 Even if he sins against you seven times a day, and seven times turns again to you, saying, 'I repent,' you should forgive him."

5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."

6 The Lord said, "If you have faith the size of a grain of mustard seed, you will be able to say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted, and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, would say to him, when he has just come in from the field, 'Come right away and sit down here and eat.'

8 Would you not, as master, more likely say to him, 'Make my supper, and change your clothes, and serve me while I eat and drink; then afterward you may eat and drink'?

9 Does he thank the servant because he did what he was commanded?

10 Likewise you also, when you have done everything you were commanded, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have just done our duty.'

11 As they were on their way to Jerusalem, Jesus was traveling along the border between Samaria and Galilee.

12 As he entered into a village, he met ten men who were lepers, who kept their distance.

13 They called aloud, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"

14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." As they went, they were cleansed.

15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, praising God with a loud voice.

16 He fell on his face at Jesus' feet, and thanked him.He was a Samaritan.

17 Jesus asked, "Were there not ten who were cleansed? Where are the other nine?

18 Were there none found who returned to give praise to God, except this foreigner?"

19 Then he said to him, "Get up, and go your way.Your faith has made you well."

Having been asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God is not coming in a way that can be observed.

21 Neither will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' For the kingdom of God is within you."

22 He said to the disciples, "The days will come, when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.

23 Then they will say to you, 'Look, there he is!' or 'Look, here he is!' Do not go out in pursuit of them.

24 For as lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other; so will the Son of Man be in his day.

25 But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man.

27 They were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.Then the flood came and destroyed all of them.

28 Likewise in the days of Lot, they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building;

29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all of them.

30 It will be the same in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

31 In that day, anyone who is on the housetop while his goods are in the house, he should not go down to take them away.Similarly, anyone who is in the field should not go back home.

32 Remember Lot's wife.

33 Whoever will seek to gain his life will lose it; but whoever will lose his life will preserve it.

34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in bed; the one will be taken, and the other left behind.

35 There will be two women grinding grain together; the one will be taken, and the other left behind."

36 [Some manuscripts have: "Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left behind."]

37 They asked him, "Where, Lord?" He replied, "Where the carcass is, there will the vultures gather."


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 18

1 Then Jesus spoke a parable to show them that they should always pray, and not lose heart.

2 He said, "There was in a city a judge, who neither feared God, or respected anyone.

3 There was a widow in that city; and she frequently came to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'

4 But he would not for a while; but afterward he thought to himself, 'Though I do not fearGod or respect any person,

5 yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, otherwise she will wear me out by her continual coming."

6 The Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says.

7 Will God not give his elect justice, who cry to him day and night?Will he delay his response to them?

8 I tell you, that he will quickly give them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

9 Jesus spoke this parable to certain men who were over confident in themselves that they were righteous, and despised everyone else.

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax collector.

11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people, thieves, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I make.'

13 But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner.'

14 I say to you, 'This man went down to his house justified rather than the other.For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; but everyone who humbles themselves will be exalted."

People were bringing their infants to Jesus, so that he might touch them.But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16 But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

17 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

A certain ruler asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

19 Jesus replied, "Why do you call me good? There is no one good, except God alone.

20 You know the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.'"

21 He said, "All these things I have done from my youth up."

22 When Jesus heard it, he said to him, "You lack one thing: sell all that you have, and give it to the poor, then you will have treasure in heaven.Then come, follow me."

23 But when he heard these things, he became very sad; for he was very rich.

24 Then Jesus seeing him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

26 Those who heard it responded, "Who then can be saved?"

27 But he said, "The very things which are impossible for humans are possible for God."

28 Then Peter observed, "Look, we have left our homes and followed you."

29 He replied, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house, wife, brothers,parents, or children for the kingdom of God's sake,

30 who will not receive much more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life."

31 Then Jesus took the twelve aside and said to them, "Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.

32 For he will be delivered up to the Gentiles, and will be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon.

33 They will flog and kill him; then on the third day he will rise again."

34 But they did not understand any of these things; for its meaning was hidden from them, and they could not grasp the things that were said.

As he drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

36 Hearing a crowd going by, he asked about what was going on.

37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

38 So he shouted out, "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me."

39 Those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be quiet. But he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me."

40 Then Jesus stood, and ordered that he be brought to him.As he approached, Jesus asked him,

41 "What do you want me to do for you?" He replied, "Lord, I want to see again."

42 Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."

43 Immediately he received his sight, and followed him, praising God.When all the people saw it, they praised God.


†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 19

1 Jesus entered and was passing through Jericho.

2 A man named Zacchaeus was there. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.

3 He was trying to see who Jesus was; but was unable to see over the crowd because he was short.

4 So he ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for Jesus was going to pass by that way.

5 When Jesus came to the spot, he looked up, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, quickly come down; for today I must stay at your house."

6 So he quickly came down, and gladly welcomed him.

7 When the crowd saw it, they all grumbled, "He is gone to visit with a man who is a sinner."

8 Then Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord, half of my possessions I give to the poor; and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I will restore four times as much."

9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

As they were listening to these things, he went on to tell a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.

12 So he said, "A noble went into a far country, to obtain a kingdom for himself, and then return.

13 He called ten of his servants, and gave each of them one mina, and said to them, 'Trade with this until I get back.'

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'

15 When he came back again, having received the kingdom, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might know what they had gained by trading.

16 The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has produced ten minas more.

17 He said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were found faithful with a little, you will have authority over ten cities.

18 The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Lord, has produced five more minas.

19 So he said to him also, 'Be over five cities.'

20 Then another came, saying, 'Lord, look, here is your mina. I wrapped it up in a cloth,

21 for I was of afraid of you, because you are a strict man.You take out what you didn't put in, and reap what you didn't sow.

22 He said to him, "I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant. You knew that I am a strict man, taking out what I didn't put in and reaping what I didn't sow;

23 then why didn't you put my money into the bank, so that at my coming I should have collected it with interest?

24 He said to those who stood by, 'Take away from him the mina, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.'
25 They said to him, 'Master, he already has ten minas.'

26 I tell you, to everyone who has shall more be given; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

27 But as for my enemies who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here, and execute them in front of me."

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.

When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples,

30 saying, "Go to the village across from you; as you enter it you will find a donkey colt tied, on which no one has ever ridden.Untie it and bring it here.

31 If any one asks you, 'Why are you untying it? ' Tell them, 'The Lord needs it.'"

32 Those who were sent went away, and found it just like he had told them.

33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, "Why are you untying the colt?"

34 They answered, "The Lord needs it."

35 They brought it to Jesus.They threw their cloaks on the colt, and set Jesus on it.

36 As he rode on, they spread their garments on the road.

37 As he drew near, where the road goes down off the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen,

38 saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest."

39 Some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples."

40 But he replied, "I tell you, if these keep silent, then even the stones would cry out."

When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it,

42 saying, ďIf you, even you, had only known on this day the things that would have produced peace for you! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

43 For the days will come on you, when your enemies will build up a rampart against you, and surround you, and close in on you from every side.

44 They will crush you into the ground, and your children within you; and they will not leave within you one stone standing on another; because you did not realize the time of your divine visitation."

45 He entered into the temple, and began to cast out those selling things,

46 saying to them, "It is written, 'my house will be a house of prayer;' but you have turned it into a den of thieves."

47 He was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests, scribes and leaders of the people sought to destroy him,

48 but they could not figure out a way to do it; for all the people hung on his words.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††DASV: Luke 20

1 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the good news, the chief priest, and scribes came to him with the elders,

2 and said to him, "Tell us, by what authority you do these things? Who gave you this authority?"

3 He answered, "I also will ask you a question: tell me,

4 the baptism of John, was it from heaven or merely human?"

5 They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven;' he will ask, 'Why did you not believe him?'

6 But if we say, 'Merely human;' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."

7 So they answered that they did not know where it was from.

8 Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."

Jesus began to speak to the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, and rented it out to tenant farmers, and went into another country for a long time.

10 At the harvest he sent a servant to the tenant farmers, in order that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard.But the tenant farmers beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.

11 So he sent another servant.They also beat and insulted him, and sent him away empty-handed.

12 Then he sent a third, and they also wounded and threw him out.

13 The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; maybe they will reverence him.'

14 But when the tenant farmers saw him, they reasoned with each other, 'This is the heir; let's kill him, so the inheritance will be ours.'

15 So they threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them?

16 He will come and destroy these tenant farmers, and will rent the vineyard out to others." When they heard it, they said, "God forbid."

17 But he looked at them, and said, "What then is the meaning of what is written, 'The stone the builders rejected, the same has become the cornerstone'?

18 Everyone that falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, that one will be crushed."

19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that same hour; but they feared the people, for they realized that he had spoken this parable against them.

They watched him, and sent out spies, who pretended to be honest, that they might trap him in his speech, so they could deliver him up to the rule and authority of the governor.

So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and you do not show favoritism to anyone, but teach the way of God honestly.

22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?"

23 But he perceived their chicanery so he asked them,

24 "Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They replied, "Caesar's."

25 Then he said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

26 They were not able to trap him in front of the people.They were amazed by his answer and were silenced.

Some Sadducees, who claim that there is no resurrection, came to him,

28 asking him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, his brother must take his widow, and raise up children to his brother.

29 Now there were seven brothers.The first took a wife, and died childless.

30 The second,

31 and the third married her; and likewise the seven died leaving no children.

32 Finally, the woman died also.

33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife will the woman be? For all seven had married her."

34 Then Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage.

35 But those who are considered worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.

36 In reality, they cannot die any more, for they are like the angels and are children of God, being children of the resurrection.

37 But concerning the dead being raised, even Moses demonstrated it in the passage of the bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

38 Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for they are all alive to him."

39 Then some of the scribes replied, "Teacher, you have spoken well."

40 For they did not dare ask him anymore questions.

Then he asked them, "How can they say that the Messiah is David's son?

42 For David himself in the book of Psalms says, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "sit at my right hand,

43 until I make your enemies the footstool for your feet."'

44 If David calls him 'Lord,' then how can he be his son?"

45 Then publically in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples,

46 "Beware the scribes, who like walking around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the marketplaces, and the best seats in the synagogues, and honored places at banquets.

47 Yet they devour widows' houses, and for appearances make long prayers.These will receive greater condemnation."

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 21

1 Jesus looked up, and saw some rich people putting their donations into the offering box.

2 Then he noticed a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.

3 He said, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all the rest.

4 For all of these contributed gifts from their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in everything she had to live on.

Now while some were talking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stonework and votive offerings, he said,

6 "As for these things you are observing, the days will come when not one stone will be left standing on another, every one of them will be thrown down."

7 They asked him, "Teacher, when will these things happen? What will be the sign that these things are about to take place?"

8 He replied, "Be careful that you are not led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he.' and, 'The time is near.' Do not go after them.

9 When you hear of wars and insurgencies, do not be terrified, for these things must come to pass first; but the end will not come right after that."

10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;

11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in many places famines and plagues and there will be frightening events and great signs from heaven.

12 But before all these things happen, they will arrest and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons, and bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake.

13 This will turn out to be a time for you to testify concerning me.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to prepare ahead of time how to defend yourself,
15 for I will give you the words and wisdom, that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or refute.

16 But you will be delivered up even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends; and some of you will be put to death.

17 You will be hated by everyone for my name's sake.

18 But not a hair of your head will perish.

19 By your endurance you will win your souls.

20 But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that her desolation has come near.

21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those who are in the city leave; and those who are out in the country should not reenter it.

22 For these are days of vengeance, to fulfill everything that has been written.

23 Woe to those who are pregnant and nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress on the land, and wrath against this people.

24 They will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

25 There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars; and on the earth nations will be distressed, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and waves.

26 People will faint from fear and the expectation of the things coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28 But when these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads; because your redemption is drawing near."

He spoke to them in a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees.

30 When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that the summer is now near.

31 Even so you also, when you see these things happen, realize that the kingdom of God is near.

32 Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all things are accomplished.

33 Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words will never pass away.

34 Watch out or your hearts may be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and worries of this life, and that day will come down on you suddenly like a trap.

35 For it will come on all those who dwell on the face of the entire earth.

36 But be alert at all times, praying that you may be strong enough to escape all these things that will happen, and to stand before the Son of Man."

Every day Jesus continued teaching in the temple; and every night he went out, and stayed on the Mount of Olives.

38 All the people came early in the morning to hear him in the temple.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DASV: Luke 22

1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is also called the Passover.

2 The chief priests and scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death; but they were afraid of the people.

3 Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve.

4 He went and discussed with the chief priests and temple guards, how he might betray him to them.

5 They were delighted and promised to pay him.

6 He consented and began to look for an opportunity to betray him to them when the crowd was not around.

7 The day of Unleavened Bread came, on which the Passover lamb must be sacrificed.

8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."

9 They asked him, "Where do you want us to make the preparations?"

10 He replied, "When you enter the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you; follow him to the house that he enters.

11 Tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher asks you, "Where is the guestroom, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"'

12 Then he will show you a large furnished room upstairs.Make the preparations there."

13 They went and found everything just as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.

When the hour had come, he sat down with the apostles.

15 He said to them, "With eagerness I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;

16 for I tell you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."

17 He took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and divide it up among yourselves;

18 for I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God comes."

19 Then he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you.Do this in remembrance of me."

20 Likewise he took the cup after dinner, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you.
21 But look, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.

22 For the Son of Man is going, just as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"

23 They began to question each other, which of them would do this thing.

Now there arose also a controversy among them, which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

25 Then he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles have rule over them; and they who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors.'

26 But not so among you; but the one who is the greatest among you, let him become like the youngest; and the one who is the leader, like one who serves.

27 For who is greater, the one who sits at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at the table? But here I am among you as one who serves.

But you have stuck with me in my trials.

29 So I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father has conferred one on me,

30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 Simon, Simon, Satan has asked for all of you that he might sift you like wheat;

32 but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith not fail.When you have turned around, strengthen your brothers."

33 But Peter said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death."

34 Then Jesus replied, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you have denied that you know me three times."

35 Then Jesus said to them, "When I sent you out with no purse, wallet and sandals, did you lack anything? " "Nothing," they replied.

36 Then he said to them, "But now, the one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a travel bag.Let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.

37 For I tell you, this Scripture must be fulfilled in me, 'And he was counted with transgressors,' for that which was written about me is being fulfilled."

38 But they said, "Lord, look, here are two swords." He replied, "It is enough."

Then he went out and proceeded to the Mount of Olives, as was his custom; and the disciples followed him.

40 Now when he arrived at the place, he told them, "Pray that you do not enter into temptation."

41 He withdrew about a stone's throw; knelt down and prayed,

42 "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me.Yet not my will, but yours, be done."

43 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him.

44 Being in such agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.

45 When he got up from his prayer, he came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, tired from grief.

46 Then he said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray, so that you do not enter into temptation."

While he was still speaking, a crowd approached along with one called Judas, one of the twelve, who was leading them.He came up to Jesus to kiss him.

48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"

49 When those who were around him realized what was about to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we use the sword?"

50 Then one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

51 But Jesus replied, "Enough of this." Then he touched his ear and healed him.

52 Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple guard and elders, who had come for him, "Am I a bandit that you come out with swords and clubs?"

53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you never laid your hands on me to arrest me. But this is your hour, the reign of darkness."

Then they seized him, led him away, and brought him to the high priest's house. But Peter followed at a distance.

55 When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the court, and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

56 A servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, stared at him, saying, "This man was with him too."

57 But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I donít know him."

58 After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them." But Peter claimed, "Man, no Iím not."

59 After about an hour another confidently insisted, "Surely this man was with him; for he too is a Galilean."

60 But Peter denied, "Man, I donít know what you are saying. " Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.

61 The Lord turned, and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had told him, "Before the rooster crows this day you will deny me three times.

62 He went out and wept bitterly.

The men holding Jesus in custody began to mock and beat him.

64 They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy, who hit you?"

65 They spoke many other things against him insulting him.

66 At daybreak, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their council, saying,

67 "If you are the Christ, tell us." But he replied, "If I tell you, you would not believe it.

68 If I question you, you too would not answer.

69 But from now on the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God."

70 They all said, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "Yes, it is just like you said I am."

71 Then they said, "What further need do we have for witnesses? For we have heard it ourselves from his own mouth. "


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1 Then the entire assembly rose up and brought Jesus before Pilate.

2 They began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation, forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king."

3 So Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" He answered him, "It is just like what you have said."

4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no basis for a case against this man."

5 But they were adamant, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning in Galilee and ending up here."

6 But when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean.

7 When he discovered that he was from Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also at Jerusalem at that time.

Now when Herod Antipas saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had for a long time wanted to see him, because he had heard about him and hoped to see him perform some miracle.

9 He questioned him at some length, but Jesus would not answer him.

10 The chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.

11 Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him.He then put a royal robe on him and sent him back to Pilate.

12 Herod and Pilate became friends on that very day, for before they had been enemies.

Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders and the people,

14 and said to them, "You brought me this man, as one who misleads the people; and look, I have examined him before you, and found him not guilty regarding those things of which you were accusing him.

15 Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, he has done nothing worthy of death.

16 I will therefore beat and release him."

17 [Some manuscripts have: Now he was obligated to release to them one prisoner at the feast.]

18 But they shouted out all together, "Away with this man, and release Barabbas for us."

19 (This one had been put in prison because he made insurrection in the city and for murder.)

20 Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Jesus.
21 But they kept shouting, "Crucify, crucify him."

22 Then he said to them a third time, "Why, what evil has he done? I have found nothing in him worthy of death. Therefore I will beat and release him."

23 But they were insistent with loud shouts, demanding that he be crucified and their shouts prevailed.

24 So Pilate rendered the sentence that their demand should be granted.

25 He released the one they requested who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, but Jesus he delivered according to their wish.

When they led him away, they grabbed Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid the cross on him, to carry it behind Jesus.

27 A great crowd of people followed him, among them women who were mourning and wailing for him.

28 But Jesus turned to them saying, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, weep for yourselves and for your children.

29 For the days are coming, in which they will say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore a child, and the breasts that have never nursed.'

30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us;' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'

31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Two other criminals were led away to be put to death with him.

33 When they came to the place called The Skull, they crucified him, along with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left.

34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they don't know what they are doing." Then they cast lots to split up his clothes among them.

35 The people stood by watching. The leaders scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others, let him save himself, if this is the Messiah of God, his chosen one."

36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him sour wine,

37 and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself."

38 There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."

One of the criminals hanging there railed on him, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us."

40 But the other rebuked him saying, "Do you not fear God, seeing you are under the same sentence of condemnation?

41 We are condemned justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our actions, but this man has done nothing wrong."

42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

43 Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Now it was about noon, and a darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,

45 because the sun's light failed to shine.The veil of the temple was torn in two.

46 Then Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit," and having said this, he breathed his last.

47 When the centurion saw what happened, he praised God, saying, "Certainly this was an innocent man."

48 All the crowds that came together for this spectacle, when they saw the things that took place, returned home beating their breasts.

All his acquaintances, along with the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Now there was a man named Joseph, who was a council member, a good and righteous man,

51 who had not consented to their plan and action. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and he was expectantly looking for the kingdom of God.

52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

53 He took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been buried.

54 It was the day of the Preparation and the Sabbath was about to begin.

55 The women, who had come with Jesus out of Galilee, followed behind, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid.

56 They returned, and prepared spices and perfumes.But on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.


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1 But on the first day of the week, right at dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices that they had prepared.

2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,

3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

4 While they were puzzling over it, two men stood by them in dazzling clothes.

5 They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why are you looking for the living among the dead?

6 He is not here, he has risen.Remember how he told you when he was still in Galilee,

7 saying that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified, and the third day rise again."

8 Then they remembered his words.

9 After returning from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the others.

Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles.

11 This story seemed to them like an idle tale and they did not believe them.

12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Stooping and peering in, he saw the linen wrappings by themselves; and he went back to his home wondering about what had happened.

13 Two of them were going that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem.

14 They discussed with each other about all the things that had happened.

15 While they were discussing and debating, Jesus himself approached and walked along with them.

16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing who he was.

17 He asked them, "What were you discussing with each other while you were walking along?" They stood still, looking sad.

18 One of them, named Cleopas, replied, "Are you the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn't know about the things that have happened there in these days?"

19 He asked them, "What things?" They replied, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people.

20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be condemned to death, and crucified him.

21 But we had hoped that he was the one who would rescue Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things have happened.

22 But also some women of our group amazed us, having been to the tomb early this morning

23 where they did not find his body.They came back saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it exactly as the women had described it, but they didn't see him."

25 Then Jesus said to them, "O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

26 Was it not necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory?"

27 Then beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 As they approached the village where they were going, and he acted as if he would keep going further.

29 They urged him, "Stay with us; for it is getting late, and the day is now almost over." So he turned in to stay with them.

30 When he sat down with them at the table, he took the bread, blessed, broke it and gave it to them.

31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.

32 They said one to each other, "Didn't our hearts burn within us, while he spoke to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?"

33 They got up that same hour, returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together.

34 They said, "The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon."

35 Then they rehearsed the things that had happened on the road, and how they had recognized him when he broke the bread.

As they spoke these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, "Peace be to you."

37 But they were shocked and terrified, imagining that they had seen a ghost.

38 But he said to them, "Why are you troubled? Why are doubts arising in your hearts?

39 Look at my hands and my feet, it is I.Touch me and see for a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see that I do."

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.

41 Overwhelmed by joy they still could not believe it, he said to them, "Do you have anything to eat here?"

42 They gave him a piece of a broiled fish.

43 He took it and ate before them.

44 He said to them, "These are my words that I told you, while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms about me."

45 Then he opened their mind so that they could understand the Scriptures.

46 He said to them, "This is what is written, that the Messiah would suffer, rise again from the dead on the third day;

47 and that repentance and remission of sins would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

48 You are witnesses of these things.

49 Look, I am sending the promise of my Father to you, but wait in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high."

Then he led them as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them.

51 While he was blessing them, he left them, and was carried up into heaven.

52 They worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

53 and were continually in the temple, praising God.