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1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus answering, said to them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? 2 Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way?
3 I tell you, No; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them--do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, No; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
6 He spoke also this parable: A certain [man] had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none. 6 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any.
7 Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'
8 And he answering, said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung [it]: 8 " 'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it.
9 And if it shall bear fruit, [well]: and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down. 9 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.' "
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues,
11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise raise [herself]. 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.
12 And when Jesus saw her, he called [her to him], and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, "Woman, you are set free from your infirmity."
13 And he laid [his] hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.
14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, and said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath. 14 Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, "There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath."
15 The Lord then answered him, and said, [Thou] hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or [his] ass from the stall, and lead [him] away to watering? 15 The Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Doesn't each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water?
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, to be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath? 16 Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?"
17 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. 17 When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.
18 Then said he, To what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I resemble it? 18 Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
19 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden, and it grew, and became a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches."
20 And again he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? 20 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough."
22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying towards Jerusalem. 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.
23 Then said one to him, Lord, are there few that are saved? And he said to them, 23 Someone asked him, "Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?" He said to them,
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
25 When once the master of the house hath risen, and hath shut the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; and he will answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are: 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'
26 Then ye will begin to say, We have eaten and drank in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.'
27 But he will say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are: depart from me, all [ye] workers of iniquity. 27 "But he will reply, 'I don't know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!'
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] excluded. 28 "There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
29 And they will come from the east, and [from] the west, and from the north, and [from] the south, and will sit down in the kingdom of God. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold, there are last, who shall be first; and there are first who shall be last. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."
31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying to him, Go out, and depart hence; for Herod will kill thee. 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you."
32 And he said to them, Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected. 32 He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.'
33 Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow, and the [day] following: for it cannot be that a prophet should perish out of Jerusalem. 33 In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day--for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee; how often would I have gathered thy children, as a hen [gathereth] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not! 34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. And verily I say to you, ye shall not see me, until [the time shall] come when ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.' "