THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 13 ©
1 From the message that Pilate had mingled the blood of certain Galileans with their sacrifices, and from the example of the eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell, Christ takes occasion to exhort the multitudes to repentance. 6 And to that end also propounds the similitude of the barren fig tree. 10 Heals on the sabbath a woman that had had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years. 14 And justifies the same against a ruler of the synagogue. 18 Compares the Kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed and leaven. 23 Being asked whether few shall be saved, He exhorts to enter in by the straight gate. 31 Answers the Pharisees who gave Him warning of Herod. 34 Complains of the cruelty and stubbornness of those of Jerusalem, and foretells their ruin.
THERE were present at that season some that told him 1of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise 2perish.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the 3tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were 4sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
¶He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why 5cumbereth it the ground?
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the 6sabbath.
¶And, behold, there was a woman which had 7a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was 8bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art 9loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made 10straight, and glorified God.
And 11the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, Therea are six days in which 12men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, dothb not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being 13a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath 14bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
¶Thenc said he, Unto what is 15the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
It is like a grain of 16mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
And again he said, Whereuntod shall I liken the kingdom of God?
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Ande he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and 17journeying toward Jerusalem.
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
¶ 18Strivef to enter in at 19the straitg gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall 20not be able.
When once 21the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to theh door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whencei ye are:
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
Butj he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; departk from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
Therel shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, whenm ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the 22kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
Andn they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
And,o behold, there are 23last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
¶The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, 24Get thee out, and depart hence: for 25Herod will kill thee.
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that 26fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do 27cures 28to day and to morrow, and 29the third day I 30shall be perfected.
31Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it 32cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
Op33Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; howq often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her 34brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Behold,r your 35house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time 36come when ye shall say, Blessedsis he that cometh in the name of the Lord.