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The Blind Man and Sin John 9:1-41 The Good Shepherd John 10:1-21 Leaving Galilee for Jerusalem Through the Coasts of Judaea Matt. 19:1-2, Mark 10:1, Luke 9:51-56 Tests of Discipleship Matt. 8:19-22, Luke 9:57-62 Jesus Sends Out Seventy Luke 10:1-24 The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 Visiting Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42 In Jerusalem at the Feast of Dedication John 10:22-42 Repeating the Lord's Prayer Luke 11:1-4 The Parable of Asking for Bread at Midnight Luke 11:5-13 Teachings on True Light Luke 11:33-36 Dining with a Certain Pharisee Luke 11:37-54 The Leaven of the Pharisees, Which is Hypocrisy Luke 12:1-12 Counsel About Riches, Parable of the Rich Man Luke 12:13-34 Watching for the Lord's Return Luke 12:35-59 Divine Justice Luke 13:1-5 Parable of the Fig Tree in the Vineyard Luke 13:6-9 The Woman Crippled for Eighteen Years Luke 13:10-17 Who Shall Be Saved? Luke 13:22-30 The Condemnation of Jerusalem Luke 13:31-35

The Blind Man and Sin DA 470 (John 9:1-41)

And as {Jesus} passed by, He saw a man which was blind from {his} birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world." When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, `sent'.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, "Is not this he that sat and begged?" Some said, "This is he:" others {said}, "He is like him:" {but} he said, "I am {he}." Therefore said they unto him, "How were thine eyes opened?" He answered and said, "A Man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, `Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash:' and I went and washed, and I received sight." Then said they unto him, "Where is He?" He said, "I know not." They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, "He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see." Therefore said some of the Pharisees, "This Man is not of God, because He keepeth not the sabbath day." Others said, "How can a Man that is a sinner do such miracles?" And there was a division among them. They say unto the blind man again, "What sayest thou of Him, that He hath opened thine eyes?" He said, "He is a Prophet." But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?" His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but by what means he now seeth, we know not; or Who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself." These {words} spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that He was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, "He is of age; ask him." Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, "Give God the praise: we know that this Man is a sinner." He answered and said, "Whether He be a sinner {or no}, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see." Then said they to him again, "What did He to thee? how opened He thine eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear {it} again? will ye also be His disciples?" Then they reviled him, and said, "Thou art His disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spake unto Moses: {as for} this {Fellow}, we know not from whence He is." The man answered and said unto them, "Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence He is, and {yet} He hath opened mine eyes. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth. Since the world began was it not heard that any Man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this Man were not of God, He could do nothing." They answered and said unto him, "Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?" And they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said unto him, "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?" He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I might believe on him?" And Jesus said unto him, "Thou hast both seen Him, and it is He that talketh with thee." And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshipped Him. And Jesus said, "For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." And {some} of the Pharisees which were with Him heard these words, and said unto Him, "Are we blind also?" Jesus said unto them, "If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, `We see'; therefore your sin remaineth."
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The Good Shepherd DA 476 (John 10:1-21)

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that entereth not by the Door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But He that entereth in by the Door is the Shepherd of the sheep. To Him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear His voice: and He calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him: for they know His voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which He spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Door of the sheep. All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have {it} more abundantly. "I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the Shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good Shepherd, and know My {sheep}, and am known of Mine. As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold, {and} one Shepherd. Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of My Father." There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. And many of them said, "He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye Him?" Others said, "These are not the words of Him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?"
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Leaving Galilee for Jerusalem Through the Coasts of Judaea DA 485 (Matt. 19:1-2, Mark 10:1, Luke 9:51-56)

And it came to pass, when the time was come that He should be received up, He stedfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for Him. And they did not receive Him, because His face was as though He would go to Jerusalem. And when His disciples James and John saw {this}, they said, "Lord, wilt Thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?" But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save {them}." And it came to pass, {that} when Jesus had finished these sayings, He departed from Galilee, [and] they went to another village. And He cometh into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and great multitudes followed Him, [and] He taught them again and He healed them there.
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Tests of Discipleship DA 485 (Matt. 8:19-22, Luke 9:57-62)

And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain scribe came, and said unto Him, "Lord, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest." And Jesus said unto him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air {have} nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay {His} head." And He said unto another of His disciples, "Follow me." But he said, "Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father." Jesus said unto him, "Follow Me; and let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God." And another also said, "Lord, I will follow Thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house." And Jesus said unto him, "No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."
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Jesus Sends Out Seventy DA 485 (Luke 10:1-24)

After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come. Therefore said He unto them, "The harvest truly {is} great, but the labourers {are} few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, `Peace {be} to this house.' And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. "And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, `The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.' But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, `Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.' But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. "Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. "And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me." And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, "Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name." And He said unto them, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are ten in heaven." In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered to Me of My Father: and no man knoweth Who the Son is, but the Father; and Who the Father is, but the Son, and {he} to whom the Son will reveal {Him}." And He turned Him unto {His} disciples, and said privately, "Blessed {are} the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen {them}; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard {them}."
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The Good Samaritan DA 497 (Luke 10:25-37)

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, "Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" He said unto him, "What is written in the law? how readest thou?" And he answering said, "`Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.'" [Deut. 6:5] And He said unto him, "Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live." But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?" And Jesus answering said, "A certain {man} went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded {him}, and departed, leaving {him} half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked {on him}, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion {on him}, And went to {him}, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave {them} to the host, and said unto him, `Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.' Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?" And he said, "He that showed mercy on him." Then said Jesus unto him, "Go, and do thou likewise."
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Visiting Mary and Martha DA 524 (Luke 10:38-42)

Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, "Lord, dost Thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me." And Jesus answered and said unto her, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
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In Jerusalem at the Feast of Dedication DA 476 (John 10:22-42)

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about Him, and said unto Him, "How long dost Thou make us to doubt? If Thou be the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in My Father's name, they bear witness of Me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any {man} pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave {them} Me, is greater than all; and no {man} is able to pluck {them} out of My Father's hand. I and{My} Father are one." Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "Many good works have I showed you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?" The Jews answered Him, saying, "For a good work we stone Thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that Thou, being a Man, makest Thyself God." Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I said, "ye are gods?"' [Psalm 82:6] If He called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, `Thou blasphemest'; because I said, `I am the Son of God?' If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not. But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father {is} in Me, and I in Him." Therefore they sought again to take Him: but He escaped out of their hand, and went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there He abode. And many resorted unto Him, and said, "John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this Man were true." And many believed on Him there.
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Repeating the Lord's Prayer DA --- (Luke 11:1-4)

And it came to pass, that, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said unto Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." And He said unto them, "When ye pray, say, `Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.'" [See Matt. 6:9-13]
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The Parable of Asking for Bread at Midnight DA --- (Luke 11:5-13)

And He said unto them, "Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, `Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?' And he from within shall answer and say, `Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.' I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. "And I say unto you, `Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if {he ask} a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall {your} heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?'" [See Matt. 7:7-11]
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Teachings on True Light DA --- (Luke 11:33-36)

"No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth {it} in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when {thine eye} is evil, thy body also {is} full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore {be} full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light."
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Dining with a Certain Pharisee DA --- (Luke 11:37-54)

And as He spake, a certain Pharisee besought Him to dine with him: and He went in, and sat down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw {it}, he marvelled that He had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, "Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. {Ye} fools, did not He that made that which is without make that which is within also? But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. "But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over {them} are not aware {of them}." Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto Him, "Master, thus saying Thou reproachest us also." And He said, "Woe unto you also, {ye} lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and {some} of them they shall slay and persecute: that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered." And as He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge {Him} vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things: laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.
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The Leaven of the Pharisees, Which is Hypocrisy DA --- (Luke 12:1-12)

In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, He began to say unto His disciples first of all, "Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say unto you My friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you Whom ye shall fear: fear Him, which after He hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear Him. "Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and {unto} magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."
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Counsel About Riches, Parable of the Rich Man DA --- (Luke 12:13-34)

And one of the company said unto Him, "Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me." And He said unto him, "Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?" And He said unto them, "Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth." And He spake a parable unto them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: and he thought within himself, saying, `What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?' And he said, `This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, {and} be merry."' But God said unto him, {Thou} fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?' So {is} he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." And He said unto His disciples, "Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body {is more} than raiment. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more {will he clothe} you, O ye of little faith? "And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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Watching for the Lord's Return DA --- (Luke 12:35-59)

"Let your loins be girded about, and {your} lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding; that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately. Blessed {are} those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird Himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if He shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find {them} so, blessed are those servants. "And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." Then Peter said unto Him, "Lord, speakest Thou this parable unto us, or even to all?" And the Lord said, "Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom {His} lord shall make ruler over His household, to give {them their} portion of meat in due season? Blessed {is} that servant, whom His Lord when He cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that He will make him ruler over all that He hath. "But and if that servant say in his heart, `My Lord delayeth His coming'; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; the Lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for {Him}, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew His Lord's will, and prepared not {himself}, neither did according to His will, shall be beaten with many {stripes}. "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few {stripes}. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, `Nay'; but rather division: for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." And He said also to the people, "When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, `There cometh a shower'; and so it is. And when {ye see} the south wind blow, ye say, `There will be heat'; and it cometh to pass. {Ye} hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, {as thou art} in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite."
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Divine Justice DA --- (Luke 13:1-5)

There were present at that season some that told Him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, "Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, `Nay': but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, `Nay': but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."
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Parable of the Fig Tree in the Vineyard DA --- (Luke 13:6-9)

He spake also this parable; "A certain {man} had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, `Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?' And he answering said unto him, `Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung {it}: and if it bear fruit, {well}: and if not, {then} after that thou shalt cut it down.'"
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The Woman Crippled for Eighteen Years DA --- (Luke 13:10-17)

And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up {herself}. And when Jesus saw her, He called {her to Him}, and said unto her, "Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity." And He laid {His} hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, "There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." The Lord then answered him, and said, "{Thou} hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or {his} ass from the stall, and lead {him} away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" And when He had said these things, all His adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
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Who Shall Be Saved? DA --- (Luke 13:22-30)

Then said one unto Him, "Lord, are there few that be saved?" And He said unto them, "Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the Master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, Lord, open unto us'; and He shall answer and say unto you, `I know you not whence ye are': then shall ye begin to say, `We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets'. But He shall say, `I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from Me, all ye workers of iniquity'. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you {yourselves} thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and {from} the west, and from the north, and {from} the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last."
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The Condemnation of Jerusalem DA --- (Luke 13:31-35)

The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto Him, "Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee." And He said unto them, "Go ye, and tell that fox, `Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third {day} I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the {day} following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.' O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen {doth gather} her brood under {her} wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, ye shall not see Me, until {the time} come when ye shall say, `Blessed {is} He that cometh in the name of the Lord.'"
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