Luke 13 ©
Christ sheweth that temporal calamities are no sure signs of sinfulness, but that others should take warning by them, and repent. The parable of the fig tree that was ordered to be cut down for being fruitless. Christ healeth a woman that had been long bowed together, and putteth the hypocritical ruler of the synagogue to silence: he likeneth the progress of the gospel to a grain of mustard seed; and to leaven: being asked of the number of the saved, he exhorteth to strive to enter in at the strait gate: he will not be diverted from his course through fear of Herod; and lamenteth over the approaching desolation of Jerusalem.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in eSiloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were 1sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
And sthe ruler of the synagogue answered twith indignation, ubecause that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, vThere are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
¶Then said he, Unto what is the dkingdom of God like? eand whereunto shall I resemble it?
It is like a grain of mustard 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, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
pAnd 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.
xO Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; yhow often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and zye would not!
aBehold, your house is left unto you desolate: and *verily I say unto you, bYe shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, cBlessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.