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The Story Index of a Composite Gospel
Introduction
The Story Index of a Composite Gospel
Story Index
The Scripture Index of a Composite Gospel
Scripture Index
The first third of a composite Gospel
Composite Gospel I
The second third of a composite Gospel
Composite Gospel II
The last third of a composite Gospel
Composite Gospel III
The last third of a composite Gospel
Special Comparison

A Composite Gospel
A Special Comparison Page

This Composite Gospel using the text from The World English Bible
(WEB)
combines the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)
plus a few verses from Acts and 1 Corinthians into one text.

In addition, The King James Version (KJV) and The Updated King James
Version (UKJV)
are also used in spots. The text coming from either the
KJV or the UKJV is identified by being (enclosed in parentheses).

The actual words in this Gospel are color-coded. Each Book has its own specific color.
Matthew - Red        Luke - Green        Acts - Orange                      
Mark - Brown         John - Blue           1 Corinthians - Light Blue

Added words (usually connecting words) - Purple

Click to see the INDEX.


A Special Comparison Page



Comparing Jesus' Genealogy
1

The actual genealogies of Matthew and Luke are compared without the accompanying text.

To see the original genealogies in Matthew and Luke go to Section 1: Jesus' Genealogy.

(Matt 1:1-17 Luke 3:23-38)

Adam
Seth
Enos
Cainan
Mahalale
Jared
Enoch
Methuselah
Lamech
Noah
Shem
Arphaxad
Cainan
Shelah
Eber
Peleg
Reu
Serug
Nahor
Terah
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
Judah
Perez
Hezron
Ram
Amminadab
Nahshon
Salmon
Boaz
Obed
Jesse
David

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
- Abraham
- Isaac
- Jacob
- Judah and his brothers
- Perez and Zerah by Tamar
- Hezron
- Ram
- Amminadab
- Nahshon
- Salmon
- Boaz by Rahab
- Obed by Ruth
- Jesse
- King David

Nathan
Mattathah
Menan
Melea
Eliakim
Jonan
Joseph
Judah
Simeon
Levi
Matthat
Jorim
Eliezer
Jose
Er
Elmodam
Cosam
Addi
Melchi
Neri
Shealtiel
Zerubbabel
Rhesa
Joannas
Judah
Joseph
Semei
Mattathiah
Maath
Naggai
Esli
Nahum
Amos
Mattathiah
Joseph
Jannai
Melchi
Levi
Matthat
Heli

  Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah
  Rehoboam
  Abijah                      NOTE: Matthew skips four
  Asa                          generation of kings.
  Jehoshaphat
  Joram                      Three successive generations
                                  which are part of the four
                                  were skipped following Joram.
                                  (Ahaziah, Joash, & Amaziah)
  Uzziah                     See 1 Chronicles 3:11-12 &
  Jotham                    Isaiah 6:1. Azariah = Uzziah
  Ahaz
  Hezekiah                 Jehoiakim is also missing,
  Manasseh               between Josiah & Jechoniah.
  Amon                      2 Kings 24:6 (Jehoiachin)
  Josiah                     1 Chron. 3:15-16 (Jeconiah)
                                 Jeremiah 22:24 (Coniah)
  Jechoniah and his brothers, at time of Babylon exile

                                 Shealtiel & Zerubbabel
- Shealtiel                 found in both lists, could
- Zerubbabel             be the same two people.

  Abiud

  Eliakim
                                 Some have suggested that
  Azor
                                 Matthew could have omitted
  Sadoc
                                 around 11 generations during
  Achim
                                 the period of time between the
  Eliud
                                 Old and New Testaments.
  Eleazar

                                 If Matthat and Matthan are variant
?Matthan                  spellings then Jacob and Heli would
  Jacob                      be brothers.

Joseph
Jesus

- Joseph the husband of Mary
- Jesus, who is called Christ


NOTE: How can both Heli and Jacob be the father of Joseph?
Joseph obviously had a real blood father, probably Jacob, but Heli could also have been his other father through adoption. This would allow Joseph to have two fathers, one blood and one through adoption.

If Mary was an only child, then Heli would not have a male chile and natural heir of his family. So, according to Jewish custom, Heli's family line could be preserved by Joseph through adoption. That would allow Joseph to become the legal son and heir of Heli when he married Mary. This is in harmony with the provisions of the levirate marriage laws as given in the time of Moses. See Deuteronomy 25:5-9; & Matthew 22:24.

There are sources that help confirm that Mary was also of the house of David. It is through her that Jesus could literally be "the seed of David according to te flesh". See Acts 2:29-30; 13:22-23; Romans 1:3; 2Timothy 2:8 Psalms 132:10-11.



The Father Honors His Son Out Loud
17 & 99

There are two times where God the Father honors His Son by speaking about His Son in very endearing terms out loud so that others can hear. The first time was when Jesus was baptized by John in section 17. The other time was during the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain in section 99. What God says is in bold lettering.


17
Jesus is Baptized
(Matt 3:13-17 Mark 1:9-11 Luke 3:21-23)

99
The Transfiguration Of Jesus On the Mountain
(Matt 17:1-9 Mark 9:2-10 Luke 9:28-36)

13 Then Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
14 But John would have hindered him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"

15 But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Allow it now, for this is the fitting way for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him.
16 Jesus, when he was baptized,
he immediately went up directly from the water: and behold, while He was praying, he saw the heavens parting, and the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him. The Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove on him
17 Behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "(You are. . .) (This is. . .) my beloved Son, (in you. . .) (with whom. . .) (in whom. . .) I am well pleased."
23 Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years old, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,

1 After six or about eight days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain privately by themselves, to pray.
29 As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered,
and he was changed into another form in front of them.
2 He was transfigured. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light and dazzling.
3 Exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.

3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with Jesus.
31 who appeared in glory, and spoke of 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 with him.
33 It happened, as they were parting from him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here.
If you want, let's make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said.
6 For he didn't know what to say, for they were very afraid.

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him."

6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.

36 When the voice had finished, Jesus came and touched them and said, "Get up, and don't be afraid."

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8 Suddenly looking around and lifting up their eyes, they saw no one with them any more, except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Don't tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead."

36 They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
10 They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the "rising from the dead" meant.



How to Pray
51, 119(part) & 135(part)

The Lord's Prayer is found in the Bible in two places. They are brought together to allow for comparison. In both sections, Jesus is talking about prayer. In section 51 Jesus talks about prayer on the sermon on the Mount. In section 119 Jesus is teaching His disciples how to pray. The Lord's Prayer is in bold lettering. In section 135 Jesus talks about our attitude toward God and other people.


51
Sermon On The Mount
Practice Real Righteousness, The Lord's Prayer
(Matt 6:1-18 )

119
Lord Teach Us To Pray, The Lord's Prayer
(Luke 11:1-13)

1 "Be careful that you don't do your charitable giving before men, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 Therefore when you do merciful deeds, don't sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from men. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.
3 But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,
4 so that your merciful deeds may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

5 "When you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Most certainly, I tell you, they have received their reward.
6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
7 In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking.
8 Therefore don't be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.
9 Pray like this:

1 It happened, that when he finished praying in a certain place, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples."

2 He said to them, "When you pray, say,

'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
13 Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.'

2 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. May your will be done on Earth, as it is in heaven.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'"

14 "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you don't forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 "Moreover when you fast, don't be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Most certainly I tell you, they have received their reward.
17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;
18 so that you are not seen by men to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.


135
Two Parables on Prayer
(Luke 18:1-14)

9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others.
10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
12 I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.'
13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!'
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted."



The Prayer of the Righteous!
54, 119(part) & 135(part)

The Saviour speaks to the righteous about perseverance in prayer, especially in times of need. There are other Scripture that add to what Jesus says:

3 . . . And He called to the man clothed with linen, who had the writer’s inkhorn at his side;
4 and the LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it."
5 To the others He said in my hearing, "Go after him through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.
6 "Utterly slay old and young men, maidens and little children and women; but do not come near anyone on whom is the mark; and begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple. Ezekiel 9:3(part),4-6 NKJV


Only those who sigh and cry, who pray day and night are marked or sealed. All others are killed.

"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? Luke 18:7

Christ's own words help to explain what Ezekiel describes. Jesus explains how to reach God so that He will answer you. As the time approaches the end of time, this capability is necessary for our eternal survival.

In section 54 Jesus tells us that God will answer our prayers. In section 119 Jesus is teaching His disciples how to pray. In section 135 Jesus tells us specifically not to give up praying. God will answer our prayer if we are persistent.


135
Two Parables on Prayer
(Luke 18:1-14)

119
Lord Teach Us To Pray, The Lord's Prayer
(Luke 11:1-13)

1 He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up,
2 saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.
3 A widow was in that city, and she often came to him, saying, 'Defend me from my adversary!'
4 He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man,
5 yet because this widow bothers me, I will defend her, or else she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"

6 The Lord said, "Listen to what the unrighteous judge says.
7 Won't God avenge his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, and yet he exercises patience with them?
8 I tell you that he will avenge them quickly. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?"

5 He said to them, "Which of you, if you go to a friend at midnight, and tell him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him,'
7 and he from within will answer and say, 'Don't bother me. The door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give it to you'?
8 I tell you, although he will not rise and give it to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence, he will get up and give him as many as he needs.


54
God Answers Your Requests
(Matt 7:7-12 Luke 6:31)

119
Lord Teach Us To Pray, The Lord's Prayer
(Luke 11:1-13)

7 "Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
8 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

9 "I tell you, keep asking, and it will be given you. Keep seeking, and you will find. Keep knocking, and it will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, he won't give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
12 Or if he asks for an egg, he won't give him a scorpion, will he?
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?"



The Barren Fig Tree
55, 123, 146, 149, & 165

In section 55 Jesus talks about entering the narrow gate. This topic relates to fruit. By their fruit you will know them. Trees with bad fruit are cut down and thrown into the fire! Only those who do the will of the Father will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

In section 123 Jesus tells the parable of the barren fig tree. In this parable a fig tree is allowed time for it to produce figs. But Jesus speaks of a time when the time runs out and the fig tree is cut down and destroyed. If we do not repent and if we are found with no fruit, we also will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

In section 146 and section 149 Jesus curses a fig tree because it has no fruit. This might have been a message to the disciples about the time they were living in and the people who had rejected Christ. The cursed fig tree could easily relate to the barren Fig tree and also the tree with bad fruit that are thrown into the fire.

In section 165 Jesus talks about being able to observe the signs of the end of time. We can tell the season by looking at the fig tree. We can also tell how close we are to the end of time when Jesus is to come by the things that are happening around us in the world, which are the things Jesus said in Matt 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.


55
Enter the Narrow Gate By Doing God's Will

(Matt 7:13-8:1 Luke 6:43-49)

13 "Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.
14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit.
18 A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit.
19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.
20 Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.
45 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks.
21 Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will tell me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?'
23 Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'

24 "Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock.
25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 Everyone who hears these words of mine, and doesn't do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand.
46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say?
47 Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like.
48 He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock.
49 But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."
28 It happened, when Jesus had finished saying these things, that the multitudes were astonished at his teaching,
29 for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.

1 When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.


123
Parable of the Barren Fig Tree. All Must Repent or Perish!
(Luke 13:1-9)

1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 Jesus answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.
4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

6 He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.
7 He said to the vine dresser, 'Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil?'
8 He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.
9 If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"


146
Jesus Curses the Fig Tree
(Matt 21:18-19 Mark 11:12-14 )

12 The next day in the morning, when they had come out from Bethany returning to the city, he was hungry.
13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
14 (And) Jesus told it,
"Let there be no fruit from you forever! May no one ever eat fruit from you again!" And his disciples heard it.


149
The Fig Tree is Withered
(Matt 21:19-22 Mark 11:19-25 Luke 21:37-38)

37 Every day Jesus was teaching in the temple, and every night he would go out and spend the night on the mountain that is called Olivet.
38 All the people came early in the morning to him in the temple to hear him.

19 When evening came, he went out of the city

20
Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. For immediately the fig tree had withered away.
21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away. How did the fig tree wither away so soon?"

21
So Jesus answered them, "Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith in God, and don't doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it would be done.
23 For most certainly I tell you, He who may tell this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.
24
/22 Therefore I tell you, All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. Believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.
25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your transgressions.


165
Parable Of The Fig Tree

(Matt 24:32-36 Mark 13:28-32 Luke 21:29-33)

32 "Now from the fig tree learn this parable. When its branch is already budding, and has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near.
33 Even so you also, when you see all these things
happening, know that the kingdom of God is near, even at the doors!
34 Most certainly I tell you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things are accomplished.
35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
36 But no one knows of that day and hour, not even the angels of heaven, but my Father only."



If We Desire to Follow God,
What Does God Require of Us?
84, 97, 98, 129, 134, & 148

Jesus often repeated Himself so that the message would stick in the minds of the people. The selections below come from different times, yet they speak of the same topic. Underlined parts illustrate that there are similar sayings in the different selections.

Jesus gives us an indication of what is required of us. It is an all or nothing, no half-way response that is called for from us. See The Parable of the Sower on this page, which illustrated the idea that we must hang on to the message in the Word of God and not letting ourselves get side-tracked.

The selections come from the following sections in this composite Gospel:
Section 148 In Jerusalem, Jesus Talks About Being Lifted Up From the Earth to Draw All People to Him.
Section 97 & section 98 If Anyone Desires To Come After Me, Let Him Deny Himself, Take Up His Cross, And Follow Me.
Section 134 Jesus Heals the 10 Lepers, What is the Kingdom of God?
Section 84 Sending the 12 Out By Two's.
Section 129 Whoever Does Not Bear His Own Cross, and Follows Me Cannot be my Disciple.


148
(John 12:24-26)

24 Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.
25 He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life.
26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there will my servant also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.


97 & 98
(Matt 16:24-27 Mark 8:34-38 Luke 9:23-26)

34 He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them,
24 "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake
and the sake of the Good News will find it.
26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world,
and loses or forfeits his own self?
37 For what will a man give in exchange for his life?
38 For whoever will be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when he comes.
27 For the Son of Man will come in his own glory, and in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.


134
(Luke 17:30-37)

30 It will be the same way in the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
31 In that day, he who will be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away. Let him who is in the field likewise not turn back.
32 Remember Lot's wife!
33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
34 I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed. The one will be taken, and the other will be left.
35 There will be two grinding grain together. One will be taken, and the other will be left."
36 Two men will be in the field, the one will be taken, and the other left.
37 They, answering, asked him, "Where, Lord?"

He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the vultures also be gathered together."


84
(Matt 10:32-42)

32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
33 But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
34 "Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 A man's foes will be those of his own household.
37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me.
38 He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me.
39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.
41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.
42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward."


129
(Luke 14:25-35)

25 Now great multitudes were going with him. He turned and said to them,
26 "If anyone comes to me, and doesn't disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't be my disciple.
27 Whoever doesn't bear his own cross, and come after me, can't be my disciple.
28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?
29 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him,
30 saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of peace.
33 So therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't be my disciple.
34 Salt is good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it?
35 It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Jesus Curses Those who Reject His Message
59 & 116

Below are two parallel situations where Jesus curses those who reject His message. In section 59 Jesus cursed those who did not repent even when they heard and saw the mighty works that He Himself did right in front of them. In section 116 Jesus cursed those who rejected the message of peace by God's laborers, the seventy that Jesus had sent out two by two ahead of Him into every city and place, where he was about to come. The Curses are in bold lettering.


59
Woe To You
(Matt 11:20-30)

116
Jesus Sent Seventy Out Two by Two,
They Come Back Bringing Joy to Jesus
(Luke 10:1-24)

20 Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent.

1 Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place, where he was about to come.
2 Then he said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he may send out laborers into his harvest.
3 Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.
5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'
6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
7 Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don't go from house to house.
8 Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.
9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
10 But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into its streets and say,
11 'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'

21 "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 in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.
23 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you."

12 I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

13 "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 You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.

25 At that time, Jesus answered, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants.
26 Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight.
27 All things have been delivered to me by my Father. No one knows the Son, except the Father; neither does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son desires to reveal him.

28 "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

16 Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

18 He said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.
19 Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.
20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

21 In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."

22 Turning to the disciples, he said, "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 desires to reveal him."

23 Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,
24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."



Jesus is accused of working with Satan!
62-63 & 120

Several times Jesus was accused of working with Satan. In section 62 Jesus heals one who was blind and mute. In section 120 Jesus heals one who was mute. It is extremely possible that these two accounts are one of the same and Luke just has the story in a different place.

Below you will be able to compare sections 62-63 against 120 before they were combined together, so you can determine whether these different accounts should be placed together. See section 62 and section 63 to read the Matthew, Mark, and Luke accounts together as a single composite text.

In section 120 you can read the Luke account by itself, the same as it is below. Also, you can read the Matthew and Mark accounts together below in a single composite text as well. You can also read the Luke account by itself below as well.


62
Jesus Accused Of Being Associated With Beelzebub
(Matt 12:22-37 Mark 3:19-30)

120
Jesus is Accused of Casting Out Demons by Beelzebub
(Luke 11:14-36)

19 He came into a house.
20 The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
22 Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.

14 He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. It happened, when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke;

23 All the multitudes were amazed, and said, "Can this be the son of David?"
21 When his friends heard it, they went out to seize him: for they said, "He is insane."
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, "This man does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."

and the multitudes marveled.
15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons."
16 Others, testing him, sought from him a sign from heaven.

25 Knowing their thoughts, He summoned them, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 If Satan has risen up against himself
and casts out Satan, he is divided, he can't stand, but has an end.
27 If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.
29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? Then he will plunder his house.

17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. A house divided against itself falls.
18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.
19 But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore will they be your judges.
20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come to you.

21 "When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe.
22 But when someone stronger attacks him and overcomes him, he takes from him his whole armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

30 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who doesn't gather with me, scatters.
31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.
32 Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit,
and blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come, but is guilty of an eternal sin (having eternal damnation).
33 "Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by its fruit.
34 You (generation) of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
35 The good man out of his good treasure brings out good things, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings out evil things.
36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

23 "He that is not with me is against me. He who doesn't gather with me scatters.

33 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, that those who come in may see the light.
34 The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore when your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light; but when it is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
35 Therefore see whether the light that is in you isn't darkness.
36 If therefore your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives you light."

27 It came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which nursed you!"

28 But he said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it."

63
The Scribes and Pharisees Demand A Sign
(Matt 12:38-45)

38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."

39 But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, but no sign will be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, someone greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, someone greater than Solomon is here.
43 But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through (dry) places, seeking rest, and doesn't find it.
44 Then he says, 'I will return into my house from which I came out,' and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation."

29 When the multitudes were gathering together to him, he began to say, "This is an evil generation. It seeks after a sign. No sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah, the prophet.
30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will also the Son of Man be to this generation.
31 The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, one greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, one greater than Jonah is here.

24 The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, 'I will turn back to my house from which I came out.'
25 When he returns, he finds it swept and put in order.
26 Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first."



The Parable of the Sower
66 & 72

In section 66 Jesus tells the parable of the sower. In section 72 Jesus explains the parable of the sower.

Jesus often repeated Himself so that the message would stick in the minds of the people. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus gives us an indication of what is required of us. We must hang on to the message in the Word of God and not letting ourselves get side-tracked from fully following God's calling. To get side-tracked means that the seed will not develop and yield fruit. It is all or nothing. No half-way response from us is called for.

Also see If We Desire to Follow God, What Does God Require of Us? on this page, which adds to the idea that God wants our undivided attention.


66
2 First Group of Parables
The Sower
(Matt 13:3-9 Mark 4:3-9 Luke 8:5-8)

72
3 Jesus Explains The Parables
The Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
( Matt 13:18-23 Mark 4:13-20 Luke 8:9-15 )

3 "Listen! Behold, a farmer went out to sow his seed.

9 Then his disciples asked him, "What does this parable mean?"

13 He said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How will you understand all of the parables?
18 "Hear, then, the parable of the farmer (the sower): "The seed is the word of God and the farmer sows the word.


4 As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside,
and it was trampled under foot, and the birds came and devoured them.


15 The ones by the road
, where the word is sown, are the ones who hear,
19 Then when anyone hears the word of the Kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. Or, when they have heard, immediately Satan comes, and takes away the word which has been sown in them. The devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved.
19 This is what was sown by the roadside.


5
Other seed fell on rocky ground, where they didn't have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6 When the sun had risen, they were scorched. Because they had no root
and because they had no moisture, they withered away.


16 In the same way are
what was sown on the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
17
But they have no root in themselves, and are short-lived.
20 So, this is he who hears the word, and immediately with joy and (gladness), receives it.
21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures and believes only for a while. For when oppression or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. So, he falls away in time of temptation.


7 "And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them
and it yielded no fruit.


18 Others are what was sown among the thorns. These are those who have heard the word,
19
But, the cares of this age choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
22 So, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of this age and the deceitfulness of riches, the pleasures of life, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. As they go on their way they bring no fruit to maturity.


8 Others fell on good soil,
growing up and increasing, they yielded fruit: some one hundred times as much, some sixty, and some thirty."
9
As he said these things, he called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


18 That, what was sown on the good ground, are those who hear the word, and accept it, and bear fruit,
23 So, this is he who hears the word, with an honest and good heart, and understands it and accepts it, so that they (keep it). Having heard the word, they hold it tightly, and bring forth fruit with patience some thirty times, some sixty times, and some one hundred times. They most certainly bear fruit.



The Parable of the Tares
68 & 74

In section 68 Jesus tells the parable of the tares. In section 74 Jesus explains the parable of the tares.


68
4 First Group of Parables
The Tares
( Matt 13:24-30 )

74
4 Jesus Explains The Parables
The Meaning of the Parable of the Tares
( Matt 13:36-43 )

24 He set another parable before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field,
25 but while people slept, his enemy came and sowed darnel weeds also among the wheat, and went away.
26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the darnel weeds appeared also.
27 The servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where did this darnel come from?'

28 "He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.'

"The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and gather them up?'

29 "But he said, 'No, lest perhaps while you gather up the darnel weeds, you root up the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the harvest time I will tell the reapers, "First, gather up the darnel weeds, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn."'"

36 Then Jesus sent the multitudes away, and went into the house. His disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the darnel weeds of the field."

37 He answered them, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,
38 the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the children of the Kingdom; and the darnel weeds are the children of the evil one.
39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels.
40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.
41 The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will gather out of his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and those who do iniquity,
42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
43 Then the righteous will shine forth like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.



The Parables of the Talents and Minas
143 & 170

In section 143 Jesus tells the parable of the Minas at Zacchaeus' home. In section 170 Jesus tells the parable of the Talents.


143
Jesus Visits Zacchaeus in His Home
(Luke 19:1-28 )

170
The Talents
(Matt 25:14-30)

1 Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, and couldn't because of the crowd, because he was short.
4 He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.
5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house."
6 He hurried, came down, and received him joyfully.
7 When they saw it, they all murmured, saying, "He has gone in to lodge with a man who is a sinner."

8 Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor. If I have wrongfully exacted anything of anyone, I restore four times as much."

9 Jesus said to him, "Today, salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost."

11 As they heard these things, he went on and told a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God would be revealed immediately.
12 He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13 He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.'
14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.'

14 "For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.
15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey.


15 "It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business.
16 The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.'

17 "He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

18 "The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Lord, has made five minas.'

19 "So he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.'
20 Another came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief,
21 for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.'

22 "He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow.
23 Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?'
24 He said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from him, and give it to him who has the ten minas.'

25 "They said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!'
26 'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him.
27 But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'"
28 Having said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.


16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
17 In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.
18 But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

19 "Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.
20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.'

21 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

22 "He also who got the two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.'

23 "His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'

24 "He also who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter.
25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.'

26 "But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter.
27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.
28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.
29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away.
30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"



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