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The Gospel According to Luke

15:1 Then all the tax gatherers and sinners drew near to hear him.

15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners, and eats with them.

15:3 And he spoke this parable to them, saying,

15:4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?

15:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

15:7 I say to you, that likewise there shall be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who do not need to repent.

15:8 Or what woman, having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, does not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she finds it?

15:9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the coin which I had lost.

15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:

15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me my part of the estate. So he divided his property between them.

15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered everything together, and took a journey into a far country, and there wasted his estate with riotous living.

15:14 And when he had spent everything, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15:15 And he went and hired himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

15:16 And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods the swine were eating: but no man gave him anything.

15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough to spare, and I perish with hunger!

15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight,

15:19 And am no longer worthy to be called your son: treat me as one of your hired servants.

15:20 And he arose, and went to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.

15:21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.

15:22 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 sandals on his feet:

15:23 And bring the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

15:24 For this son of mine was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

15:25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

15:27 And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.

15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore his father came out, and pleaded with him.

15:29 And he answered his father, Lo, these many years I have served you and never disobeyed your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

15:30 But as soon as this son of yours comes home, who has devoured your estate with prostitutes, you kill for him the fatted calf.

15:31 And he said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

15:32 But we had to make merry, and be glad: for this brother of yours was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

16:1 And he also said to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that the steward was wasting his goods.

16:2 And he called him, and said to him, What is this that I hear of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may no longer be steward.

16:3 Then the steward said to himself, What shall I do? for my lord is taking away my stewardship: I am not strong enough to dig; and I am ashamed to beg.

16:4 I know what to do, so that when I am put out of the stewardship, people will receive me into their houses.

16:5 So he called in every one of his lord's debtors, and said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord?

16:6 And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

16:7 Then he said to another, And how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill, and write eighty.

16:8 And the lord commended the dishonest steward, because he had acted shrewdly: for the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with own kind than are the children of light.

16:9 And I say to you, Make friends for yourselves using worldly wealth; that, when it fails, they may receive you into the eternal habitations.

16:10 He who is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he who is dishonest in the least is also dishonest in much.

16:11 Therefore, if you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches?

16:12 And if you have not been faithful with that which is another man's, who shall give you possessions of your own?

16:13 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. You cannot serve God and money.

16:14 The Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

16:15 And he said to them, You justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

16:16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man forces his way into it.

16:17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one dot of the law to fail.

16:18 Whoever divorces his wife, and marries another, commits adultery: and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

16:19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day:

16:20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, covered with sores,

16:21 And he longed to eat the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22 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;

16:23 And in Hades he lift up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

16:24 And he cried out, 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.

16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus received evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.

16:26 And beside all this, between us and you a great gulf has been fixed: so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; nor can any pass over from there to us.

16:27 He said, Then I beg you, father, that you would send him to my father's house:

16:28 For I have five brothers. Have him warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

16:29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

16:30 And he said, No, father Abraham: but if someone went to them from the dead, they will repent.

16:31 And he said to him, If they will not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.

17:1 Then he said to the disciples, It is certain that stumbling blocks will come: but woe to him through whom they come!

17:2 It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be cast into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble.

17:3 Be on your guard: If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

17:4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times a day comes to you, saying, I repent; you must forgive him.

17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

17:6 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, Be plucked up by the root, and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you.

17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him when he has come in from the field, Go sit down to eat?

17:8 Will he not rather say to him, Make something for my supper, and gird yourself, and serve me until I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink?

17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did as he was commanded?

17:10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which are commanded of you, say, We are unworthy servants: we have merely done our duty.

17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed between Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, ten leprous men met him. They stood at a distance,

17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

17:14 And when he saw them, he said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,

17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

17:17 And Jesus answered, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?

17:18 Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner.

17:19 And he said to him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you well.

17:20 And when he was asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with signs:

17:21 Nor shall they say, Look, here it is! or, look there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

17:22 And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you shall not see it.

17:23 And they shall say to you, See here!; or, see there!: do not go not after them, or follow them.

17:24 For as the lightning flashes in one part of the sky and shines to the other; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

17:25 But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation.

17:26 As it was in the days of Noah, so it shall also be in the days of the Son of man.

17:27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

17:28 It was the same in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;

17:29 But on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

17:30 Even so shall it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.

17:31 On that day, let him who is upon the housetop, and his goods in the house, not come down to take them away: and likewise let not him who is in the field turn back.

17:32 Remember Lot's wife.

17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

17:34 I tell you, in that night two shall be in one bed; one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17:35 Two women shall be grinding together; one shall be taken, and the other left.

17:36 [Two men shall be in the field; one shall be taken, and the other left.]

17:37 And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Wherever the body is, there will the vultures be gathered.

18:1 And he spoke a parable to them to show that men ought always to pray, and not loose heart;

18:2 Saying, There was a judge in a city, who did not fear God or respect man:

18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she kept coming to him, saying, Give me justice against my adversary.

18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said to himself, Though I do not fear God or respect man;

18:5 Yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her justice, lest by her continual coming she wear me out.

18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.

18:7 And shall not God vindicate his elect, who cry day and night to him, and will he delay long with them?

18:8 I tell you that he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax gatherer.

18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax gatherer.

18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13 And the tax gatherer, standing far off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but beat upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me, a sinner.

18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one who exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

18:15 And they also brought infants to him, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

18:16 But Jesus called them to him, and said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them: for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

18:17 Truly I say to you, Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall by no means enter it.

18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

18:19 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? no one is good, except God alone.

18:20 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour your father and your mother.

18:21 And he said, All these I have kept from my youth up.

18:22 Now when Jesus heard this, he said to him, You still lack one thing: sell all that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!

18:25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

18:26 And those who heard it said, Who then can be saved?

18:27 And he said, Things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed you.

18:29 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,

18:30 Who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the world to come, life everlasting.

18:31 Then he took the twelve aside, and said to them, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

18:32 For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully treated, and spit upon:

18:33 And they shall flog him, and put him to death: and on the third day he shall rise again.

18:34 And they understood none of these things: this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things which were spoken.

18:35 And it came to pass, that when he came near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road begging:

18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

18:37 And they told him, Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.

18:38 And he cried out, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:39 And those who led the way rebuked him, telling him to hold his peace: but he cried out all the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:40 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he had come near, he asked him,

18:41 What do you want me to do for you? And he said, Lord, I want to receive my sight.

18:42 And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has healed you.

18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

19:1 And Jesus entered and was passing through Jericho.

19:2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the tax gatherers, and he was rich.

19:3 And he sought to see who Jesus was; but could not because of the crowd, for he was of small stature.

19:4 And he ran ahead, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.

19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must stay at your house.

19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.

19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any man of anything, I will repay it fourfold.

19:9 And Jesus said to him, This day salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

19:11 And while they listened to these things, he told a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear.

19:12 Therefore he said, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and then to return.

19:13 And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten minas, and said to them, Trade with these until I come.

19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We do not want this man to reign over us.

19:15 And it came to pass, that when he returned, having received the kingdom, that he commanded the servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

19:16 The first came, saying, Lord, your mina has gained ten minas.

19:17 And he said to him, Well done, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, take authority over ten cities.

19:18 And the second came, saying, Lord, your mina has gained five minas.

19:19 And he said likewise to him, You shall be in authority over five cities.

19:20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your mina, which I have kept laid up in a handkerchief:

19:21 For I feared you, because you are a severe man: you take up what you have not laid down, and reap what you did not sow.

19:22 And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow:

19:23 Why then did you not put my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?

19:24 And he said to those who stood by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him who has ten minas.

19:25 And they said to him, Lord, he already has ten minas.

19:26 I say to you, To everyone who has shall more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

19:27 As for my enemies, those who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here, and kill them in front of me.

19:28 And when he had spoken these things, he went on ahead, ascending to Jerusalem.

19:29 And it came to pass, when he had come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,

19:30 Saying, Go into the village opposite you; and as you enter it you shall find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat: untie it, and bring it here.

19:31 And if anyone asks you, Why are you untying it? you shall say, Because the Lord has need of it.

19:32 And those who were sent went their way, and found it as he had said.

19:33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, Why are you untying the colt?

19:34 And they said, The Lord has need of it.

19:35 And they brought it to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they put Jesus on it.

19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes on the road.

19:37 And as he was coming near, at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

19:38 Saying, Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

19:39 And some of the Pharisees in the multitude said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.

19:40 And he answered and said to them, I tell you that if they should hold their peace, the very stones would cry out.

19:41 And when he had come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

19:42 Saying, If you, even you, had only known on this day, the things which make for peace! but now they are hidden from your eyes.

19:43 For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies shall build an embankment about you, and surround you, and keep you in on every side,

19:44 And shall level you to the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another; because you did not know the time of your visitation.

19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out those who were selling;

19:46 Saying to them, It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves.

19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the leaders of the people sought to destroy him,

19:48 But could not find what they might do: for all the people hung upon his words.