Luke 13

Call to Repent

1Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood a  Pilate had
I.e. shed along with
mixed with their sacrifices.
2And Jesus said to them, c  Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 3I tell you, no, but unless you
Or are repentant
repent, you will all likewise perish.
4Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in e  Siloam fell and killed them were worse
Lit debtors
g  culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem?
5I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

6And He began telling this parable: A man had h  a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. 7And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree
Lit and I do not find
without finding any. j  Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’
8And he answered and said to him, ‘Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; 9and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.’”

Healing on the Sabbath

10And He was k  teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had l  a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” 13And He m  laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began n  glorifying God. 14But o  the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus p  had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, q  There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15But r  the Lord answered him and said, You hypocrites, s  does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him? 16And this woman, t  a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom u  Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and v  the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.

Parables of Mustard Seed and Leaven

18So w  He was saying, x  What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and y  the birds of the
Or sky
air nested in its branches.”

20And again He said, aa  To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 ab  It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in ac  three
Gr sata
pecks of flour until it was all leavened.”

Teaching in the Villages

22And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and ae  proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. 23And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, 24 af  Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25Once the head of the house gets up and ag  shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘ ah  Lord, open up to us!’ then He will answer and say to you, ‘ ai  I do not know where you are from.’ 26Then you will aj  begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in Your presence, and You taught in our streets’; 27and He will say, ‘I tell you, ak  I do not know where you are from; al  depart from Me, all you evildoers.’ 28 am  In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being thrown out. 29“And they an  will come from east and west and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God. 30And behold, ao  some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”

31Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away, leave here, for ap  Herod wants to kill You.” 32And He said to them, Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I
Or am perfected
ar  reach My goal.’
33Nevertheless as  I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a at  prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem. 34 au  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together av  just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! 35Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘ aw  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
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