THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
15. Teaching concerning Repentance
1 1Now there were some present at the same time who reported to Him concerning the aGalileans whose blood bPilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 And He answered and said to them, Do you think that these Galileans were sinners beyond all the Galileans because they suffered these things?
3 No, I tell you; but unless you arepent, you shall all likewise bperish.
4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in aSiloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were debtors beyond all the men dwelling in Jerusalem?
5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you shall all similarly perish.
6 1And He told 2this parable: A certain man had a afig tree planted in his bvineyard. And he came seeking fruit on it and did not find any.
7 And he said to the vinedresser, Behold, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I have not found any. aCut it down therefore. Why does it also 1make the ground useless?
8 But he answered and said to him, Master, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and throw on manure.
9 And if it produces fruit in the future, good; otherwise, cut it down.
16. Healing a Bent-double
Woman on the Sabbath
10 And He was teaching in one of the asynagogues on the Sabbath.
11 And behold, there was a woman who had a 1aspirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was 2bent double and could not stand erect at all.
12 And Jesus, seeing her, called her to Him and said to her, Woman, you are released from your infirmity.
13 And He alaid His hands on her, and instantly she was made erect and began to bglorify God.
14 But the aruler of the synagogue, being 1indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, answered and said to the crowd, There are bsix days in which man should work; therefore, come on them and be healed, and cnot on the Sabbath day.
15 But the Lord answered him and said, 1aHypocrites! Does not each of you on the bSabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away and water it?
16 And this woman, being a 1daughter of aAbraham whom 2bSatan has bound, behold, for eighteen years, should she not have been released from this bond on the 3Sabbath day?
17 And when He said these things, all those opposing Him were put to ashame, and all the crowd rejoiced over all the bglorious things that were being done by Him.
17. Teaching concerning the Kingdom of God
as a Grain of Mustard and as Leaven
18 1He said therefore, What is the akingdom of God like, and to what shall I liken it?
19 It is like a amustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of heaven roosted in its branches.
20 And again He said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21 It is like aleaven, which a woman took and hid in bthree measures of meal until the cwhole was leavened.
18. Teaching concerning the Entrance
into the Kingdom of God
22 And He journeyed throughout the cities and avillages, teaching and making His way toward bJerusalem.
23 And someone said to Him, Lord, are there only a few who are being asaved?
24 And He said to them, aStruggle to enter through the 1bnarrow door, because many, I tell you, will seek to enter, yet will not be 2able.
25 Once the Master of the house has risen and ashuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, bLord, open to us, then He will answer and say to you, I do not know you, nor where you are from.
26 Then you will begin to say, We aate in Your presence and drank, and You taught in our streets.
27 And He will say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from. aGo away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness.
28 There will be 1aweeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the 2kingdom of God, but you being cast boutside.
29 And they will come from the east and the west, and from the north and the south, and will recline at table in the akingdom of God.
30 And behold, there are some 1last who will be first, and there are some 2first who will be last.
19. Journeying Uninterruptedly toward Jerusalem
31 In the same hour some aPharisees came up, saying to Him, Get out and go from here, for bHerod wants to 1kill you.
32 And He said to them, Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and accomplish healings 1today and tomorrow, and on the athird day I 2am bperfected.
33 However, I 1must journey today and tomorrow and on the following day because it is not acceptable for a aprophet to perish outside of bJerusalem.
34 aJerusalem, Jerusalem, who 1kills the prophets and bstones those who are sent to her! How often I desired to cgather your children together, the way a hen gathers her own brood under her dwings, and you ewould not!
35 Behold, your 1house is left to you. And I say to you, You shall by no means see Me until the time comes when you say, aBlessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!