Day 57

Luke 13

 

13:1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

 

13:2 Jesus answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered such things?

 

13:3 I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way.

 

13:4 Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; do you think that they were worse offenders than all the men who dwell in Jerusalem?

 

13:5 I tell you, no, but, unless you repent, you will all perish in the same way."

 

13:6 He spoke this parable. "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.

 

13:7 He said to the vinedresser, 'Behold, these three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and found none. Cut it down. Why does it waste the soil?'

 

13:8 He answered, 'Lord, leave it alone this year also, until I dig around it, and fertilize it.

 

13:9 If it bears fruit, fine; but if not, after that, you can cut it down.'"

 

13:10 He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day.

 

13:11 Behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and she was bent over, and could in no way straighten herself up.

 

13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her, and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity."

 

13:13 He laid his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight, and glorified God.

 

13:14 The ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the multitude, "There are six days in which men ought to work. Therefore come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day!"

 

13:15 Therefore the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Doesn't each one of you free his ox or his donkey from the stall on the Sabbath, and lead him away to water?

 

13:16 Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound eighteen long years, be freed from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"

 

13:17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were disappointed, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

 

13:18 He said, "What is the Kingdom of God like? To what shall I compare it?

 

13:19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and put in his own garden. It grew, and became a large tree, and the birds of the sky lodged in its branches."

 

13:20 Again he said, "To what shall I compare the Kingdom of God?

 

13:21 It is like yeast, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened."

 

13:22 He went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and traveling on to Jerusalem.

 

13:23 One said to him, "Lord, are they few who are saved?" He said to them,

 

13:24 "Strive to enter in by the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.

 

13:25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' then he will answer and tell you, 'I don't know you or where you come from.'

 

13:26 Then you will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.'

 

13:27 He will say, 'I tell you, I don't know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.'

 

13:28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves being thrown outside.

 

13:29 They will come from the east, west, north, and south, and will sit down in the Kingdom of God.

 

13:30 Behold, there are some who are last who will be first, and there are some who are first who will be last."

 

13:31 On that same day, some Pharisees came, saying to him, "Get out of here, and go away, for Herod wants to kill you."

 

13:32 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 complete my mission.

 

13:33 Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the next day, for it can't be that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem.'

 

13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, like a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and you refused!

 

13:35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"


 

2 Timothy 3

 

3:1 But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.

 

3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

 

3:3 without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,

 

3:4 traitors, headstrong, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;

 

3:5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof. Turn away from these, also.

 

3:6 For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

 

3:7 always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

3:8 Even as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so do these also oppose the truth; men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.

 

3:9 But they will proceed no further. For their folly will be evident to all men, as theirs also came to be.

 

3:10 But you did follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness,

 

3:11 persecutions, and sufferings: those things that happened to me at Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I endured those persecutions. Out of them all the Lord delivered me.

 

3:12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

 

3:13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

 

3:14 But you remain in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

 

3:15 From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

 

3:16 Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,

 

3:17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

2 Timothy 4

 

4:1 I command you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his Kingdom:

 

4:2 preach the word; be urgent in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with all patience and teaching.

 

4:3 For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts;

 

4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.

 

4:5 But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry.

 

4:6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has come.

 

4:7 I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.

 

4:8 From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day; and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.

 

4:9 Be diligent to come to me soon,

 

4:10 for Demas left me, having loved this present world, and went to Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia.

 

4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service.

 

4:12 But I sent Tychicus to Ephesus.

 

4:13 Bring the cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus when you come, and the books, especially the parchments.

 

4:14 Alexander, the coppersmith, did much evil to me. The Lord will repay him according to his works,

 

4:15 of whom you also must beware; for he greatly opposed our words.

 

4:16 At my first defense, no one came to help me, but all left me. May it not be held against them.

 

4:17 But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

 

4:18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me for his heavenly Kingdom; to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

4:19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the house of Onesiphorus.

 

4:20 Erastus remained at Corinth, but I left Trophimus at Miletus sick.

 

4:21 Be diligent to come before winter. Eubulus salutes you, as do Pudens, Linus, Claudia, and all the brothers.


4:22 The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.