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Healing on the Sabbath at One of the Chief Pharisees' House Luke 14:1-6 Parable of Choosing the Chief Rooms Luke 14:7-11 Who to Invite to a Dinner Luke 14:12-15 The Parable of the Great Supper Luke 14:16-24 How to Be His Disciple Luke 14:25-35 The Parable of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:1-7 The Parable of the Lost Coin Luke 15:8-10 The Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32 The Parable of the Unjust Steward Luke 16:1-8 Teachings of Unrighteousness Luke 16:9-18 The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazareth Luke 16:19-31 More Instruction on Tresspasses and Faith Luke 17:1-10 Lazareth Is Raised from the Dead John 11:1-45 Caiaphas Counsel to the Pharisees Against Jesus John 11:46-57 The Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19 Dissertation on the Kingdom of God Luke 17:20-37 The Parable of the Unjust Judge Luke 18:1-8 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican in Prayer Luke 18:9-14 Counsel Regarding Marriage and Divorce Matt 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12 Lessons About Children Matt. 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17

Healing on the Sabbath at One of the Chief Pharisees' House DA --- (Luke 14:1-6)

And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched Him. And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?" And they held their peace. And He took {him}, and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, saying, "Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?" And they could not answer Him again to these things.
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Parable of Choosing the Chief Rooms DA --- (Luke 14:7-11)

And He put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, "When thou art bidden of any {man} to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, `Give this man place'; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, `Friend, go up higher': then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
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Who to Invite to a Dinner DA --- (Luke 14:12-15)

Then said He also to him that bade Him, "When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor {thy} rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just." And when one of them that sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said unto Him, "Blessed {is} he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God."
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The Parable of the Great Supper DA --- (Luke 14:16-24)

Then said He unto him, "A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, `Come; for all things are now ready.' And they all with one {consent} began to make excuse. The first said unto him, `I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.' And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.' And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. "Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, `Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.' And the servant said, `Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.' And the lord said unto the servant, `Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel {them} to come in, that my house may be filled.' For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper."
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How to Be His Disciple DA --- (Luke 14:25-35)

And there went great multitudes with Him: and He turned, and said unto them, "If any {man} come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have {sufficient} to finish {it}? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish {it}, all that behold {it} begin to mock him, saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.' "Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple. Salt {is} good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; {but} men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
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The Parable of the Lost Sheep DA --- (Luke 15:1-7)

Then drew near unto Him all the publicans and sinners for to hear Him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, "This Man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them." And He spake this parable unto them, saying, "What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found {it}, he layeth {it} on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together {his} friends and neighbours, saying unto them, `Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.' I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
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The Parable of the Lost Coin DA --- (Luke 15:8-10)

"Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find {it}? And when she hath found {it}, she calleth {her} friends and {her} neighbours together, saying, `Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.' Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."
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The Parable of the Prodigal Son DA --- (Luke 15:11-32)

And He said, "A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to {his} father, `Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth {to me}'. And he divided unto them {his} living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, `How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants."' And he arose, and came to his father. "But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, `Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.' But the father said to his servants, `Bring forth the best robe, and put {it} on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on {his} feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill {it}; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to be merry. "Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, `Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.' And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering said to {his} father, `Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.' And he said unto him, `Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.'"
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The Parable of the Unjust Steward DA --- (Luke 16:1-8)

And He said also unto His disciples, "There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, `How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.' "Then the steward said within himself, `What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.' "So he called every one of his lord's debtors {unto him}, and said unto the first, `How much owest thou unto my lord?' "And he said, `An hundred measures of oil.' "And he said unto him, `Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.' "Then said he to another, `And how much owest thou?' "And he said, `An hundred measures of wheat.' "And he said unto him, `Take thy bill, and write fourscore.' "And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
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Teachings of Unrighteousness DA --- (Luke 16:9-18)

"And I say unto you, make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true {riches}? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him. And He said unto them, "Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets {were} until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of the law to fail. Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from {her} husband committeth adultery.
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The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazareth DA --- (Luke 16:19-31)

"There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, `Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.' "But Abraham said, `Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that {would come} from thence.' "Then he said, `I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' "Abraham saith unto him, `They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' "And he said, `Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.' "And he said unto him, `If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.'"
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More Instruction on Trespasses and Faith DA --- (Luke 17:1-10)

Then said He unto the disciples, "It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe {unto him}, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, `I repent'; thou shalt forgive him." And the apostles said unto the Lord, "Increase our faith." And the Lord said, "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamore tree, `Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea'; and it should obey you. "But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, `Go and sit down to meat?' And will not rather say unto him, `Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken'; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, `We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.'"
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Lazareth Is Raised from the Dead DA 524 (John 11:1-45)

Now a certain {man} was sick, {named} Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was {that} Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick." When Jesus heard {that}, He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby." Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He abode two days still in the same place where He was. Then after that saith He to {His} disciples, "Let us go into Judaea again." {His} disciples say unto Him, "Master, the Jews of late sought to stone Thee; and goest Thou thither again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him." These things said He: and after that He saith unto them, "Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep." Then said His disciples, "Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well." Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that He had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him." Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." Then when Jesus came, He found that he had {lain} in the grave four days already. Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him: but Mary sat {still} in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give {it} Thee." Jesus saith unto her, "Thy brother shall rise again." Martha saith unto Him, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day." Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?" She saith unto Him, "Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world." And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, "The Master is come, and calleth for thee." As soon as she heard {that}, she arose quickly, and came unto Him. Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, "She goeth unto the grave to weep there." Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died." When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, He groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, "Where have ye laid him?" They said unto Him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, "Behold how He loved him!" And some of them said, "Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?" Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, "Take ye away the stone." Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto Him, "Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been {dead} four days." Jesus saith unto her, "Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?" Then they took away the stone {from the place} where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up {His} eyes, and said, "Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. And I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said {it}, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me." And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, "Loose him, and let him go." Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him.
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Caiaphas Counsel to the Pharisees Against Jesus DA 537 (John 11:46-57)

But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, "What do we? for this Man doeth many miracles. If we let Him thus alone, all {men} will believe on Him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation." And one of them, {named} Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, "Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one Man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not." And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with His disciples. And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves. Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, "What think ye, that He will not come to the feast?" Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where He were, he should show {it}, that they might take Him.
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The Ten Lepers DA --- (Luke 17:11-19)

And it came to pass, as He went to Jerusalem, that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as He entered into a certain village, there met Him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up {their} voices, and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." And when He saw {them}, He said unto them, "Go show yourselves unto the priests." And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on {his} face at His feet, giving Him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, "Were there not ten cleansed? but where {are} the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger." And He said unto him, "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole."
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Dissertation on the Kingdom of God DA 506 (Luke 17:20-37)

And when He was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, `Lo here!' or, `Lo there'! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." And He said unto the disciples, "The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see {it}. And they shall say to you, `See here'; or, `See there': go not after {them}, nor follow {them}. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one {part} under heaven, shineth unto the other {part} under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in His day. But first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed {them} all. "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. I tell you, in that night there shall be two {men} in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two {women} shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two {men} shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." And they answered and said unto Him, "Where, Lord?" And He said unto them, "Wheresoever the body {is}, thither will the eagles be gathered together."
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The Parable of the Unjust Judge DA --- (Luke 18:1-8)

And He spake a parable unto them {to this end}, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, "There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, `Avenge me of mine adversary.' And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, `Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.'" And the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?"
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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican in Prayer DA --- (Luke 18:9-14)

And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men {are}, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.' "And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as {his} eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, `God be merciful to me a sinner.' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified {rather} than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
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Counsel Regarding Marriage and Divorce DA --- (Matt 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12)

The Pharisees also came unto Him, tempting Him, and saying unto Him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?" And He answered and said unto them, "What did Moses command you?" And they said, "Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put {her} away." And Jesus answered and said unto them, "For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. Have ye not read, that He which made {them} at the beginning made them male and female, for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." They say unto Him, "Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?" He saith unto them, "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so." His disciples say unto Him, "If the case of the man be so with {his} wife, it is not good to marry." But He said unto them, "All {men} cannot receive this saying, save {they} to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from {their} mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive {it}, let him receive {it}." And in the house His disciples asked Him again of the same {matter}. And He saith unto them, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except {it be} for fornication, and marry another, committeth adultery against her: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
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Lessons About Children DA 511 (Matt. 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17)

Then were there brought unto Him little children, [and] also infants, that He should touch them, put {His} hands on them, and pray: but when {His} disciples saw {it}, they rebuked them. But when Jesus saw {it}, He was much displeased, called them {unto Him}, and said unto them, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." And He took them up in His arms, put {His} hands upon them, and blessed them, and departed thence.
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