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Table 1A Profile of Jesus by Author
The data in this table is a breakdown by author of Table 1 that appears in the book
Gospels’ Portrayal of Jesus by Others and by Himself Mark Luke Matthew John Totals Others + Jesus Rank
Son of God * (term plus references to divinity) 14xt 26xt 39xt 160xt 239xt
Others perceive Jesus as Son of God 6xt 9xt 8xt 15xt 38xt 254xt 1 Extremely Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Son of God 12xt 23xt 36xt 145xt 216xt
Lord (word), God or Jesus 17xt/  Jesus 7xt  God  8xt 79xt/  Jesus 39xt   God 37xt 51xt/  Jesus 26xt  God 22xt 24xt/  21 Jesus  3 God 171xt/ 93xt Jesus  70 God
Others perceive Jesus as Lord 4xt 39xt 26xt 21xt 90xt 150xt 2 Highly significant
Jesus perceives himself as Lord 3-4xt 20xt 26xt 10xt 60xt
 Teacher/Rabbi/Master  (words) 18xt 27xt 20xt  Jesus 19xt. God 1xt 27xt 91xt
Others perceive Jesus as Teacher/Rabbi/Master 16xt 20xt 10xt 24xt 70xt 145xt 3 Highly significant
Jesus perceives himself as Teacher/Rabbi/Master 16xt 20xt 13xt 26xt 75xt
Son of Man  (term) 14xt 25xt 30xt 13xt 82xt
Others perceive Jesus as Son of Man 2xt 1xt 0xt 0xt 3xt 82xt 4 Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Son of Man 12xt 24xt 30xt 13xt 79xt
Savior and Redeemer as one term (includes allusions) 0xt 5xt 0xt 1xt 6xt
Others perceive Jesus as Savior and/or Redeemer (temporal or eschatological) 0 5xt 2xt 7xt 14xt 68xt 5 Less Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Savior and Redeemer  (temporal or eschatological) 5xt 7xt 7xt 35xt 54xt
Messiah (word and allusions) 6xt 12xt 15xt 17xt 50xt
Others perceive Jesus as Messiah 2xt 7xt 9xt 13xt 31xt 57x 6 Less Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Messiah 5xt 8xt 9xt 4xt 26xt
King (word) 7xt 10xt 18xt 17xt 52xt
Others perceive Jesus as King 6xt 5xt 9xt 8xt 28xt 52xt 7 Less  Significant
Jesus perceives himself as King 2xt 6xt 9xt 7xt 24xt
 Prophet (word and allusions) 7xt 31xt 40xt 14xt 92xt
Others perceive Jesus as prophet 6xt 8xt 5xt 4xt 23xt 46xt 8 Less Significant
Jesus perceives himself as prophet 3xt 6xt 11xt 3xt 23xt
Powerful Master (from the Parables) 0xt 18xt 22xt 0t 40xt
Others perceive Jesus as Powerful Master 0xt 0 0 0xt 0xt 40xt 9 Less significant
Jesus perceives himself as  Powerful Master 0xt 18xt 22xt 0xt 40xt
Son of David  (term) 3xt 3xt 9xt 0x 15xt
Others perceive Jesus as Son of David 2xt 3xt 8xt 0x 13xt 21xt 10 Insignificant
Jesus perceives himself as Son of David 2xt 1xt 5xt 0x 8xt
* Refers only to number of times Gospels allude to Jesus being Son of God. 915xt Jesus known under 10 titles
Table 1B 615x
How Gospels Portray Other People’s Perception of Jesus
Opponent of religious authority or righteous defender of God’s teachings * 26xt 38xt 32xt 38xt 134xt Extremely significant
Jesus as Lord + 4xt 39xt 26xt 21xt 90xt Highly significant
Jesus as Teacher/Rabbi  + 16xt 20xt 10xt 24xt 70xt Highly significant
 Jesus as Son of God 6xt 9xt 8xt 15xt 38xt Less Significant
Jesus as Messiah  + 2xt 7xt 9xt 13xt 31xt Less Significant
 Jesus as prophet  + 6xt 8xt 5xt 4xt 23xt Less Significant
 Jesus as King   + 6xt 5xt 9xt 8xt 28xt Less significant
 Jesus as Savior and/or Redeemer  + 0 5xt 2xt 7xt 14xt Less significant
Jesus as Son of David  + 2xt 3xt 8xt 0x 13xt Less Significant
Jesus as Magician, superman, ghost 0 8xt Less significant
 Jesus as Famous and knowledgeable religious teacher 0 4xt Insignficant
 Jesus as Son of Man  + 2xt 1xt 0x 0xt 3xt Insignficant
 Jesus as Insane/possessed/Agent of Beelzebul 1xt 3xt Insignficant
Jesus as Divisive and disruptor of family institution 0 2xt Insignficant
Jesus as Enigmatic person 1xt 2xt Insignficant
Jesus as Famous healer 0 2xt Insignficant
Jesus as Being Favored by God 0 2xt Insignficant
John the Baptist Being Uncertain Who Jesus is 0 1xt Insignficant
Jesus Being Misunderstood by his disciples 0 1xt Insignficant
Jesus Seen as Being Fearless, by Pontius Pilate 0 1xt Insignficant
 Jesus as Powerful Master (not teacher) + 0xt 0xt 0xt 0xt 0xt Insignficant
*134xt is based on number of times Jesus is depicted as being critical of religious authorities 470xt
Table 1C
How Gospels Portray Jesus’s Perception of Himself
Jesus perceives himself as Son of God 12xt 23xt 36xt 145xt 216xt Extremely Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Son of Man 12xt 24xt 30xt 13xt 79xt Highly significant
Jesus perceives himself as Teacher (Rabbi) Master 16xt 20xt 13xt 26xt 75xt Highly significant
Jesus perceives himself as Lord 3-4xt 20xt 26xt 10xt 60xt  Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Savior and Redeemer 5xt 7xt 7xt 35xt 54xt Significant
Jesus perceives himself as  Powerful Master 0xt 18xt 22xt 0xt 40xt Significant
Jesus perceives himself as Messiah 5xt 8xt 9xt 4xt 26xt Less Significant
Jesus perceives himself as King 2xt 6xt 9xt 7xt 24xt Less Significant
Jesus perceives himself as prophet 3xt 6xt 11xt 3xt 23xt Less Signficant
Jesus perceives himself as Son of David 2xt 1xt 5xt 0x 8xt Insignificant
605xt
Table 1D
Number of times Jesus, Christ, and Jesus Christ appear in the Gospels  (See FN 1 below) Jesus 88xt  Christ 1xt  JC 1xt Jesus 106xt   Christ 0   JC 0 Jesus 153xt  Christ 0xt    JC 2xt Jesus 246xt   Christ 0   JC 2xt Jesus 593xt  Christ 1xt     JC 5xt
Table 1E
How Paul refers to Jesus in Romans J 6xt, C 34xt, JC 16xt, CJ 14xt
How Paul refers to Jesus in Colossians J 1xt, C 21xt, JC 1xt, CJ 4xt
How Paul refers to Jesus in 1, 2 Corinthians J 16xt, C 82xt, JC 18xt, C J7xt
Total Paul’s 4 Letters J 23xt, C 137xt, JC 35xt, CJ 25xt
Christ appears 197xt in all 4 letters
Number of times Christ name ppears in all of Paul’s Letters 386xt
FN1:  [Jn 17:3] This verse was clearly added in the editing of the gospel as a reflection on the preceding verse; Jesus nowhere else refers to himself as Jesus Christ.

 

What the Gospels are About (Passages selected for xt, p, and sp counts)

Note: In order to search for data pertaining to specific categories, simply search * followed by the first and/or first and second words of the category title that appears in Tables 2 and 3; for example, *Reason, *The Heart. Moreover, reading Table 3, once within a category, the reader may search for a specific Gospel by searching the author’s name followed by an asterisk; for example, Mark*, John*.

Table 1 (online) provides a breakdown by author of Table 1 that appears in the book. Tallies are expressed in terms of xt (number of times the title appears in the Gospels by author.

Tables 2 and 3 method note: This lengthy section represents the data that has been gathered to substantiate the quantitative tallies and rankings as well as sources used to make qualitative inferences. It is the raw data I used, although cleaned up for appearance purposes. It is posted for the reader who may want to verify the numbers that appear on Tables 2 and 3. The overall results and rankings that appear on Table 2 are collected from Table 3, which has approximately the same numbers although broken down by Gospel. While perusing the data below, the reader ought not to pay attention to the various colors that appear on passages. Anything highlighted, regardless of color, refers to the specific category’s xt count. To avoid double counting, the reader may notice at times the words “don’t count,” or NC, suggesting that either paragraphs (p) and/or spaces (sp) have been disregarded in the overall count because they appear in other categories. Some passages appear struck through to indicate that they are not used in the count. At other times it is not done. The numbers at the beginning of each chosen section refer to Bible verses used in the count. At times, I include other verses to provide context, however, they are not part of the overall (sp) count.

Table 2 is a conclusive summary of Table 3. It presents weighed totals of xt, p, and sp per category. Column E shows the overall score of each category, i.e., the weighed sum of xt, p, and sp. The categories are assigned a Significance ranking according to their individual overall scores: Supremely significant, Extremely significant, Remarkably significant, Highly Significant, Significant, Less significant, and Least significant. This ranking is not entirely subjective. The results indicate that the least significant categories score much lower (overall) than the significant or highly significant categories. All Contemporary Categories in which the Gospels do not play a role are considered Highly significant because post modern secular and religious culture have accepted them as such.

Table 3 is a breakdown of Table 2 according to each Gospel. Columns B, C, D, E show the xt/p/sp totals per Gospel. Column F shows xt weighed totals of the four Gospels multiplied by 2; Column G shows p weighed totals of the four Gospels multiplied by 3; Column H shows sp weighed totals divided by 2.

 

*Righteousness

Method note: There is no narrative about Righteousness, as this super-category refers to the dos and don’ts in the Gospels. The results of this super-category were obtained by adding totals of the following categories: Sinfulness, Teachings About Specific Sins, Faith, Baptism, Repentance, Love, Mosaic Law, Forgiveness, Prayer, Poverty and Wealth, Non-violence, Humility, God’s Will, Righteous Sexuality, and Parables. Each of these appear in Table 2 and Table 3, and they are independently examined in chapter 6.

 

*Faith Plus (Sum of Prayer, Kingdom of God, God’s Will God as Everyone’s Father, Resurrection of Jesus)

Method note: Faith encompasses other themes that when added together create a super-category. This super-category consists of Prayer since it is presumed that no one prays to a supernatural being without believing in its existence; narratives about the kingdom of God and God’s Will, basically for the same reason; the God as Everyone’s Father category that tallies passages in which the reader is asked to believe in an intimate God that is close to people’s lives; and the Resurrection of Jesus that, as the definitive miracle, people can only accept through faith. Each one is also separately subsumed in Table 2. There should be no overlapping of passages in the tallying.­­ Faith as a separate category is examined in chapter 6.

 

*Total About Sinfulness

Method note: Total includes the sum of Sinfulness as a Term and Specific Sins categories. However, simply adding each individual sin will not get a true total that can be added to the overall category total, namely because in order to avoid double counting, each individual sin category took into account ps and sps that appear in either the Sinfulness or any of the other Sins categories.

 

*Total Teachings About Specific Sins

Method note: Each specific sin appears below under the categories’ names. The results were individually tallied. However, when constructing the Specific Sins category, any p and sp that are repeated are then removed in the final count. Hence, simply adding each specific sin will not reflect the total in the Teachings About Specific Sins category.

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*The Afterlife

Method note: Terms tallied suggesting the existence of an afterlife included the following: eternal life, redemption, rescue, shed blood,  ransom, resurrection, rise(n), salvation, save, secure life, save a life, lose life, live, paradise, enter, heaven, kingdom (of God), angel, voice of God, repentance, baptism, Spirit, condemnation (eternal), hell-related terms (fire, grinding of teeth), and Satan-related words (evil one, devil, ruler of the world). Additionally, the term God was counted (only as xt) while excluding it from the term kingdom of God to accentuate references to the divine in the texts. This approach still underestimates the true relevance of this category. Some passages focus on the afterlife in the Faith and Prayer categories and were included in the tally only when referring to a supernatural God; the term faith is not included if it simply means human trust that Jesus can heal the sick. Moreover, the term Father (standing for God) and Son of Man (that has divine characteristics) could have been added, all of which likely would have elevated the ranking of this category second to Righteousness. Adding these, however, ran the risk of double counting.

Mark Total:   97xt/39p/304sp + God 39xt = 136xt/39p/304sp. x and sp refer to number of lines

– 1:1-11 1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ [the Son of God]. 2a As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:* “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. 3c A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’” 4John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins 5People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. 6John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist.* He fed on locusts and wild honey.7And this is what he proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.8* d I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.” 9e It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.10On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him.*11f And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved – Son; with you I am well pleased.” (22x)

– 1:12-13    12At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert,g13and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.                                       4x

– Mk 1:14-15 (Jesus asks for repentance) After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (4x)

– 3:22-26  – 3:22-  j22The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,”*and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”k .23Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan?24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him.                                                             8sp

– 3:29  l29But whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit* will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.”                                                                                                                                                                                          2x

– 4:3-20  The Parable of the Sower.  ,3* “Hear this! A sower went out to sow.4And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up.5Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep.6And when the sun rose, it was scorched and it withered for lack of roots.7Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain.8And some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” 11* He answered them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, 12so that ‘they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.’” 13* Jesus said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables 14The sower sows the word. 15These are the ones on the path where the word is sown. As soon as they hear, Satan comes at once and takes away the word sown in them.                                                                                                                                                                                    (22x)

– 4:26-29  26He said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God;* it is as if a man were to scatter seedj on the land27and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.28Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.29And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come.”                                                                                           8x

– 4:30-34  .30k He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it?31It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.32* But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”                                                                                                                                                      8x

– Mk 5:25-34 (Jesus cures a woman afflicted with hemorrhages) 25There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. 26She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. 27She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. 28* She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” 29Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?” 31But his disciples said to him, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” 32And he looked around to see who had done it. 33The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. 34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”                                       Temporal salvation.       NC

– 6:7-13  7d He summoned the Twelve* and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits… 12So they went off and preached repentance.                                                                                  (4x)

– 6:41  .41Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to [his] disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all.*

4sp

– 7:34  32And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him.33He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue;34then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”)35And [immediately] the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.                                                                                                                                                                                                             2sp

– 8:31. 31i He began to teach them that the Son of Man* must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days.                                                                              4x

– 8:34-38  34He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said* to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.j 35For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel* will save it. 36What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37What could one give in exchange for his life? 38Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”l                                                                                                                                                                    (12x)

– 9:1 1* a He also said to them, “Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come in power.”                                                                                                          2sp

– 9:9-10. .*9As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.c10So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant                                                                                                                     4x

– 9:31. h31He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise.”                                                                                                              4x

– 9:42-48 42o “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe [in me] to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.43If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna,* into the unquenchable fire.[44]*45And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.[46]47And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,48where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’p                                                                                                                       (14x)

– Mk 10:13-16 13f And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.g14When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.15Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child* will not enter it.”h16Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.                                                                                                                                                                                    (8x)

10:17-21  17i As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”18Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?* No one is good but God alone.19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”j20He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”                                                                                                                                 (14)

– 10:23-30  23* Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”k24The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!25It is easier for a camel to pass through [the] eye of [a] needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”26They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?”27Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.” 28Peter began to say to him, “We have given up everything and followed you.”29Jesus said, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel30who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age, (even houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands despite persecutions), and eternal life in the age to come.                                                                                               20sp

– 10:33-34. 33“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles34who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise.”                                                       6x

– 10:45  45For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2sp

– 10:49-52 49Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, he is calling you.” 50He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 51Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” 52Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.                                         Temporal salvation.       NC

– 11:25  j25When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions.”k                                                                                                 (2x)

– 11:30  27They returned once more to Jerusalem.l As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him28and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?”29Jesus said to them, “I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.30Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2sp

– 12:1-9  Parable of the Tenants He began to speak to them in parables.a “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey.b2At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard.3But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.4Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully.5He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed.6He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’7But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’8So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.9What [then] will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others.                 (18x)

– 12:18-27  18Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and put this question to him, 19saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’g 20Now there were seven brothers. The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. 21So the second married her and died, leaving no descendants, and the third likewise. 22And the seven left no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. 23At the resurrection [when they arise] whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.” 24Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God? 25When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven. 26As for the dead being raised, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, [the] God of Isaac, and [the] God of Jacob’?h 27He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.”                                                                                                                                                                               (22x)

– 12:28-34  28One of the scribes,i when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”29Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone!30You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’j31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”k32The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’33And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”l34And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.m                                                           (18x)

– 12:36  36David himself, inspired by the holy Spirit, said: ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.”’o                                                                                                                                    2x

– 12:38-40  38In the course of his teaching he said,p “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, 39seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. 40They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”                                                                                                                                                                   (6x)

– 13:9-13  9d “Watch out for yourselves. They will hand you over to the courts. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will be arraigned before governors and kings because of me, as a witness before them. 10But the gospel must first be preached to all nations.* 11When they lead you away and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say.e But say whatever will be given to you at that hour. For it will not be you who are speaking but the holy Spirit. 12Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. 13You will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.                                                                                                                                                   (14x)

– 13:19 19For those times will have tribulation such as has not been since the beginning of God’s creation until now, nor ever will be.i 20If the Lord had not shortened those days, no one would be saved;   Temporal salvation             NC

– 13:26-27  26* l And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory,27and then he will send out the angels and gather [his] elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.                                                                                                                                                                                           4x

– 13:31-32  31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. .32“But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.                                                      4x

– 14:22-24  “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many.” many25Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”                6sp

– 14:28.  28But after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.”                                                        2sp

– 14:62  . Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?”62Then Jesus answered, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’”o                                                                                                                                              2sp

– 15:27-32  27With him they crucified two revolutionaries, one on his right and one on his left.h[28]*29* Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying,i “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days,30save yourself by coming down from the cross.”31Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes, mocked him among themselves and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself.                                                                                   Temporal salvation                NC

– 16:5   5On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed.c6He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised;                                                                                                                                                                                    (4x)

– 16:9   [9e When he had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons                                                                                                                                                2sp

– 16:15-16 .14h [But] later, as the eleven were at table, he appeared to them and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who saw him after he had been raised. 15i He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.                                                                                              (8x)

– 16:19-20.19So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God.k20But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.]l [And they reported all the instructions briefly to Peter’s companions. Afterwards Jesus himself, through them, sent forth from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation. Amen.]                                                                                                                       10x

Luke* 180xt/76p/616sp + God 93xt  = 273xt/76p/616sp

– 1:10-13  e10Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering,11the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense.12Zechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him.13But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid,* Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard… h18Then Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”19And the angel said to him in reply, “I am Gabriel,* who stand before God. I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news.                                                                             12sp

– 1:26-38  *26In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,27to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.l28And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”m29But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.30Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.31n Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.32o He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,* and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,33and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”p34But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”*35And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. r38Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.                                                                                                                                                         22sp

– 1:46-55 (Canticle of Mary) 46And Mary said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;w 47my spirit rejoices in God my savior.x 48For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.y 49The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.z 50His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.a 51He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.b 52He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. c 53The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.d 54He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,e 55according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.                                            (14x)

– Lk 1:68-79 (Zechariah praises God for the birth of his son John the Baptist.) And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God by which the daybreak from on high will visit us to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (8x)

– 2:8-12  8* Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. 9The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear.d 10The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.11* e For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. 12And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:14* “Glory to God in the highestf and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.”                                                                   (18x)

– 2:25-32  25Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel,* and the holy Spirit was upon him. 26It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. 27He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, 28he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: 29“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, 30for my eyes have seen your salvation,j 31which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”                                                                                                                      Temporal Salvation                                                             (NC)

– 2:36-38  36There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, 37and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer. 38And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.  temporal salvation NC

– 3:1-9  1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,* when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas- and Caiaphas-,* the word of God came to Johnb the son of Zechariah in the desert. 3* He went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,c 4* as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah:d “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,e make straight his paths. 5Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, 6and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”f 7He said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?g 8Produce good fruits as evidence of your repentance; and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.h 9Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire                        (26x)

– 3:12  12Even tax collectors came to be baptized                                                                                                              2SP

– 3:15:17  15k Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Messiah.16* John answered them all, saying,l “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.17His winnowing fan* is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”                                                                                                                                        (10X)

– 3:21-22  21o After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,* heaven was opened22* and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”                                                                                                 6sp

– 4:1-13  1a Filled with the holy Spirit,* Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert 2for forty days,* to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry.b 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’”c 5Then he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant. 6The devil said to him, “I shall give to you all this power and their glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I may give it to whomever I wish.d 7All this will be yours, if you worship me.” 8Jesus said to him in reply, “It is written: ‘You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.’”e 9* Then he led him to Jerusalem, made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’f 11and: ‘With their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”g 12Jesus said to him in reply, “It also says, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’”h 13* When the devil had finished every temptation,i he departed from him for a time.                                                                            (24sp)

– 4:17-21  He stood up to read 17and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,* because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” 20Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. 21He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.                                                                                                                     temporal salvation                                         (NC)

– 4:42-44  * At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them.43But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.”a44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.                                                                                                                                                (8x)

– 5:30-32  30The Pharisees- and their scribes- complained to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31Jesus said to them- in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. 32I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.”                                                     (6x)

– 6:6-10  6e On another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. 7The scribes- and the Pharisees- watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they- might discover a reason to accuse him.f 8But he realized their- intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there.g 9Then Jesus said to them-, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” 10Looking around at them- all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored.                                         Jesus offers temporal salvation     (NC)

– 6:20-23  20* And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed are you who are poor,* for the kingdom of God is yours. 21Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.l 22Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.m 23Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.n                                               10x

– 6:37. 37x “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.                                                                                                                2x

– 7:1-10  1* When he had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum.* 2A centurion* there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave. 4They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him, 5for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.” 6And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.* 7Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed. 8For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10When the messengers returned to the house, they found the slave in good health. Jesus offers temporal salvation    (NC)

– 7:28-30  28I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”29l (All the people who listened, including the tax collectors, and who were baptized with the baptism of John, acknowledged the righteousness of God;30but the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves.)                                                                     8sp

– 8:1  1Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God.                                                                                                                                                                         2sp

– 8:4-15  Parable of the Sower 4* When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to him, he spoke in a parable.* 5“A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. 6Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. 7Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. 8And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.” After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”d 9Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. 10He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that ‘they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.’f 11g “This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God.h 12Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved. 13Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe only for a time and fall away in time of trial. 14As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit. 15But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.               (30x)

– 8:26-29, 33-36  26Then they sailed to the territory of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27When he came ashore a man from the town who was possessed by demons met him. For a long time he had not worn clothes; he did not live in a house, but lived among the tombs. 28q When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him; in a loud voice he shouted, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!” 29For he had ordered the unclean spirit to come out of the man. … 33The demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned. 34When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. 35People came out to see what had happened and, when they approached Jesus, they discovered the man from whom the demons had come out sitting at his feet.* He was clothed and in his right mind, and they were seized with fear. 36Those who witnessed it told them how the possessed man had been saved.                                                                                                    Jesus offers temporal salvation                                 (NC)

– 8:43-48  43And a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years,* who [had spent her whole livelihood on doctors and] was unable to be cured by anyone, 44came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. Immediately her bleeding stopped. 45Jesus then asked, “Who touched me?” While all were denying it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds are pushing and pressing in upon you.” 46But Jesus said, “Someone has touched me; for I know that power has gone out from me.”s 47When the woman realized that she had not escaped notice, she came forward trembling. Falling down before him, she explained in the presence of all the people why she had touched him and how she had been healed immediately. 48He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace.”                            Jesus offers temporal salvation                                NC

– 8:40-42, 49-56  40r When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41And a man named Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came forward. He fell at the feet of Jesus and begged him to come to his house, 42because he had an only daughter,* about twelve years old, and she was dying. As he went, the crowds almost crushed him…. 49While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer.” 50On hearing this, Jesus answered him, “Do not be afraid; just have faith and she will be saved.”                                                                                                                   Jesus offers temporal salvation                                 NC

– 9:1-6  1a He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,2and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal [the sick].3He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey,* neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.4Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.b5And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet* in testimony against them.”c6Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.                                      (12x)

– 9:11-  11The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.                                                                              (4x)

– 9:16  16Then taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.                                                                                                                                                                              2sp

– 9:23-27  23Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily * and follow me.n 24For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.o 25What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself? 26Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”                                                                                                                                            (10x)

– 9:28-36  28q About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.*29While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.30And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,*31* r who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.32Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory* and the two men standing with him.s33As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents,* one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying.34* While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.35* t Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”36After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time* tell anyone what they had seen.                                                               20x

– 9:54  54When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?”                                                                                                                                                    4sp

– 9:59-62  59And to another he said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “[Lord,] let me go first and bury my father.”60But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.* But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”61e And another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”62[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”                        (8x)

– 10:9-16  f8Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you,g9cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’h10Whatever town you enter and they do not receive you, go out into the streets and say,i11‘The dust of your town that clings to our feet, even that we shake off against you.’ Yet know this: the kingdom of God is at hand.j12I tell you, i13l“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!m For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15* n And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.’” 16Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”                                                                                                                                                            (16x)

– 10:18  18Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning* from the sky.p                                                      2sp

– 10:20  q20Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                        2sp

– 10:21 21At that very moment he rejoiced [in] the holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.                                                                                                                                                                                       (4x)

– 10:25-28-  25* There was a scholar of the law* who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”x26Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?”27He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” y28He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8sp

– 11:2  *2* He said to them, “When you pray, say:Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come..”                2sp

– 11:13  13If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit* to those who ask him?”                                                                                    4sp

– 11:14-20  14He was driving out a demon [that was] mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute person spoke and the crowds were amazed.15Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.”f16Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.g17But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house.18And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons.19If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.20But if it is by the finger of God that [I] drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.                                                                                                                                                                           (14x)

– 11:29-32  29While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them,m “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.n 30Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here.o 32At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.p                                                                                                                               (12x)

– 12:4-9  4I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. 5I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one. 8I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. 9But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.e                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (8x)

– 12:10  10“Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.                                                                                                                  (2x)

– 12:29-32  29As for you, do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. 30All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides. 32Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.                                                                                                                               6sp

– 12:33  o33Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.                                                   4sp

– 12:45-48  45But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’* and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, to eat and drink and get drunk,46then that servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour and will punish him severely and assign him a place with the unfaithful.                                                                                                                                                                                                             (6x)

– 13:1-5  1At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate* had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. 2He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?a 3By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent,b you will all perish as they did! 4Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them*—do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? 5By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did                                                                                       (12x)

– 13:16   16* This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?”                                                                                                 4sp

– 13:18-21  18* Then he said, “What is the kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? 19It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and ‘the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.’”h 20Again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed [in] with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened.”                                                                                                                                                                                       8sp

– 13:22-30  22He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. 23Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, 24j “Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.k 25After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’l 26And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’ 27m Then he will say to you, ‘I do not know where [you] are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!’ 28n And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. 29And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.o 30For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”p                                              (20x)

– 14:12-14  h12Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.i13Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;14blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”j                                                                                                                                                                                      (8x)

– 15:1-7   Parable of the Lost Sheep  1* The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him,2but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”b3So to them he addressed this parable.4c “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost oned until he finds it?e5And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy6and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’7I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.                                                                                                                                                                                               (14x)

– 15:8-10  The Parable of the Lost Coin. 8“Or what woman having ten coins* and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it?9And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’10In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”            (8x)

– 15:18-21  18I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you…21His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’                                                                                                                                                                             4sp

– 16:8-9  “For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.*a9I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth,* so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.                                                                                                                                            4sp

– 16:16  16“The law and the prophets lasted until John;* but from then on the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone who enters does so with violence.f f17It is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for the smallest part of a letter of the law to become invalid.g                                                                                                                    (4X)

– 16:19-31  The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.* 19“There was a rich man* who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. 20And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,i 21who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. 22When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and from the netherworld,* where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’ 25Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.j 26Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ 27He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, 28for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’ 29But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ 30* He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’                                                         (30x)

– 17:3-4  3Be on your guard!* If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.b4And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”c       4sp

– 17:11-19  11As he continued his journey to Jerusalem,e he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.* 12As he was entering a village, ten lepers met [him]. They stood at a distance from him 13and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”f 14And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.”* As they were going they were cleansed.g 15And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; 16and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. 17Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? 18Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” 19Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”                                                                                                      Jesus offers healing, not salvation.                      (NC)

– 17:20-21  20* Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed,i21* and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’j For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”                                                                                                                      (4x)

– 17:32-33  32Remember the wife of Lot. 33Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.r                                                                                                                                                                                          (2x)

– 18:13. ’d13But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.                                                                                                         (2x)

– 18:15-17  15* People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them,* and when the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.g 16Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.”                                                                                             (8x)

– 18:18-30  18i An official asked him this question, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 20You know the commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honor your father and your mother.’”k 21And he replied, “All of these I have observed from my youth.” 22* l When Jesus heard this he said to him, “There is still one thing left for you: sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 23But when he heard this he became quite sad, for he was very rich. 24Jesus looked at him [now sad] and said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26Those who heard this said, “Then who can be saved?” 27And he said, “What is impossible for human beings is possible for God.”m 28Then Peter said, “We have given up our possessions and followed you.” 29n He said to them, “Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30who will not receive [back] an overabundant return in this present age and eternal life in the age to come.”                                                                                                   (24x)

– 18:35-42  35Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, 36and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. 37They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38s He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David,* have pity on me!” 39The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” 40Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, 41“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”t 42Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”                                                               Jesus offers temporal salvation                                              (NC)

– 19:8-10  8But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”b 9* And Jesus said to him, “Today salvationc has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. 10* d For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”                                                                                                             (6x)

– 19:38  37and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen.38They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.* Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.                                        6sp

– 20:3  b3He said to them in reply, “I shall ask you a question. Tell me,4was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin?” c5They discussed this among themselves, and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?                                                                                                                                                                            4sp

– 20:27-38  27Some Sadducees,* those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to him,p28* saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’q29Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman but died childless.30Then the second31and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died childless.32Finally the woman also died.33Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her.”34Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage;35but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.36They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.*37That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;r38and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”                                              (22x)

– 20:45-47  45Then, within the hearing of all the people, he said to [his] disciples,46“Be on guard against the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and love greetings in marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.x47They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”                                                                                                                 (6x)

– 21:16-18  16j You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.k17You will be hated by all because of my name,18but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.l19By your perseverance you will secure your lives.m                                                                                       (6sp)

– 21:26-27  t26People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens* will be shaken.u27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”w                                                                                                                                                                                                   6sp

– 21:33 y33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.z                                                  2sp

– 21:17-19  17You will be hated by all because of my name, 18but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.l 19By your perseverance you will secure your lives.                                                                                                                  (2x)

– 21:29-31  29He taught them a lesson. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. 30When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; 31in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.                                                                                                        4sp

– 22:3  1a Now the feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover,* was drawing near, 2b and the chief priests- and the scribes- were seeking a way to put him to death, for they- were afraid of the people. 3c Then Satan entered into Judas,…                                                                                                                                                                                              4sp

– 22:14-18  14When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. 15He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover* with you before I suffer, 16for, I tell you, I shall not eat it [again] until there is fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”i 17Then he took a cup,* gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; 18for I tell you [that] from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”                                                                                                                                                                                           (8x)

– 22:20  20And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.                                                                                                                                                                          2x

– 22:29-30  29and I confer a kingdom of God) on you, just as my Father has conferred one kingdom of God)on me,p 30that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom of God); and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.q                                                                                                                                                                                        (4x)

– 22:31  31* “Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you* like wheat,s                                     2sp

– 22:43. 43And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him.                                                            2sp

– 22:53  g53Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness.”                                                                                                                                         2sp

– 23:35, 39  r35The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said,s “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God.” t36Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wineu37they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”39* Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”                               Temporal salvation                         NC

– 23:40-43  40The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? 41And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.”v 42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”w 43He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (8x)

– 24:4-5  4While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments (angels) appeared to them.b5They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, “Why do you seek the living one among the dead?                                                                                                                                                                     4sp

– 24:19-21  They said to him, “The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,k20how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him.21l But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;                            Temporal salvation                         NC

– 24:22-23  22m Some women from our group, however, have astounded us: they were at the tomb early in the morning23and did not find his body; they came back and reported that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who announced that he was alive.                                                                                                                                            4sp

– 24:46-47 46* And he said to them,y “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day 47and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.                                                                                                                                                         (4x)

– 24:51  51As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.                                            2sp

Matthew*   Totals: 244xt/79p/732sp + God 48xt = 292xt/79p/732sp                                        

– 1:20-21 20j Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord* appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.21She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,* because he will save his people from their sins.”                                                                                                                                                           (6x)

– 2:13  13* When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt..                                                                                                                               2sp

– 2:19  19When Herod had died, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.                2sp

– 3:1-17 1In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea*2[and] saying, “Repent,* for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”b3* It was of him that the prophet Isaiahc had spoken when he said: “A voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’” 4* d John wore clothing made of camel’s hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.5At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him6and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.* 7When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees* coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?e8Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.9And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.f10Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.11g I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.*12* h His winnowing fan is in his hand. He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” *13i Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.14* John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?”15Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.16* j After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him.17And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son,* with whom I am well pleased.”k                                                                       (36x)

– 4:1-2, 6 1* a Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.2b He fasted for forty days and forty nights,* and afterwards he was hungry.3The tempter devil approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.”… 5* Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple 6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’… e8Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,9and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.10At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.’” 11Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.                                                                                                                                                                           18sp

– 4:17  17* From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,k “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (2x)

– 4:23  23He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,* proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.                                                                                                            2sp

– 5:1-3, 10-12  1* When he saw the crowds,* he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.2He began to teach them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,* for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.a 10Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,* for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.f 11Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.g12* Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.                                               10x

– 5:16  k16Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.l                                                                                                                                                                                                   2sp

– 5:17-22, 29-30  17* “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.18Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. 19Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.*20I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21“You have heard that it was said to your ancestors,n ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’*22* But I say to you, whoever is angry* with his brother will be liable to judgment,oand whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna…. 29* If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away.s It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna.30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna.                                                                                                                                                                                          24X

– 5:34  ’34w But I say to you, do not swear at all;* not by heaven, for it is God’s throne;                                     2sp

– 5:37  37* Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.                 2sp

– 5:44-45,48  ’c44But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,45that you may be children of your heavenly Father, … 48So be perfect,* just as your heavenly Father is perfect.                    4p

– 6:1-8 1“[But] take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them;a otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.                                                                                                     2sp

– 6:9 -14 9* “This is how you are to pray:c Our Father in heaven,* hallowed be your name, 10your kingdom come,* your will be done, on earth as in heaven.d 11* e Give us today our daily bread; 12and forgive us our debts,* as we forgive our debtors;f 13and do not subject us to the final test,* but deliver us from the evil one.g 14* If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.                                                                       8sp

– 6:14-15  14* If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.h 15But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.                                                                                 (4x)

– 6:19-21  19* “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.j20But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal                                                                                                                                                                                                 (4x)

– 6:26  26Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.                                                                                                                                                                     2sp

– 6:32-33  ’32All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.33But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness,* and all these things will be given you besides.                               4sp

– 7:11  11If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him.                                                                                                             4sp

– 7:13-14  13* “Enter through the narrow gate;* for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction (condemnation), and those who enter through it are many.j14How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.                                                                                                                     4x

7:19-23  19Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.(condemnation) 21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,* but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.n22Many will say to me on that day,o ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’p23Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you.* Depart from me, you evildoers                                                                     (10x)

– 8:11-12 11d I say to you,* many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the kingdom of heaven, 12but the children of the kingdom will be driven out into the outer darkness, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”                                                                                   (6x)

– 9:35  35*Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.                                                                                                       2sp

– 10:7, 15  7As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand. … 15Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.           4x

– 10:21-22  21 Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.22You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.                                                                                                                                                                                          (4x)

– 10:28-33  28And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.r29Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.30Even all the hairs of your head are counted.31So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.32* Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.33But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.                                                                                                                                                                                                             (10x)

– 10:39  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.                           (2x)

– 11:11-12  11Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.*12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,* and the violent are taking it by force.                                                             6sp

– 11:20-24  20j Then he began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon,* they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.k22But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.23* And as for you, Capernaum: ‘Will you be exalted to heaven?l You will go down to the netherworld.’ For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.24But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.”25n At that time Jesus said in reply,* “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth                                                                                                                                            14sp

– 12:24-28  24* m But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man drives out demons only by the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons.”25n But he knew what they were thinking and said to them,* “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and no town or house divided against itself will stand.26And if Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself; how, then, will his kingdom stand?27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out?28* o But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.                                                                                                           12sp

– 12:31-32  31q Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit* will not be forgiven.32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.                                 (6x)

– 12:36-37  36* t I tell you, on the day of judgment people will render an account for every careless word they speak.37By your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”                    4x

– 12:38-42  38Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher,* we wish to see a sign from you.”u39He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful* generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.40Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights,* so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.41* At the judgment, the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and there is something greater than Jonah here.42At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and there is something greater than Solomon here.                                                                                                                          (14x)

– 12:50  50For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.”         2sp

– 13:3-11, -23  8- Parable of the Sower  .3* And he spoke to them at length in parables,* saying: “A sower went out to sow.4And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and birds came and ate it up.5Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,6and when the sun rose it was scorched, and it withered for lack of roots.7Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.8But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.9Whoever has ears ought to hear.” 9Whoever has ears ought to hear.” 10The disciples approached him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”11* He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted….18f “Hear then the parable of the sower.19The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart.20The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy.21But he has no root and lasts only for a time. When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away.22The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.23But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.                                                                                                                                                                                            (28x)

– 13:24-30  Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat  24He proposed another parable to them.* “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds* all through the wheat, and then went off. 26When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. 27The slaves of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ 28He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ 29He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let them grow together until harvest;* then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.’”g                          (16x)

– 13:31-33  *31h He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field.32* i It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.’”33He spoke to them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast* that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.”j                                                                                                         8x

– 13:36-42  36Then, dismissing the crowds,* he went into the house. His disciples approached him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.” 37* He said in reply, “He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, 38the field is the world,* the good seed the children of the kingdom. The weeds are the children of the evil one,  39and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age,* and the harvesters are angels. 40Just as weeds are collected and burned [up] with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.  41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom* all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. 42m They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. 43* n Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.                           (16x)

 – 13:44-50  *44o “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field,* which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.46When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.48When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away.49Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous50and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.                                                                     14sp

– 13:52  .”52* And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”                                                               2sp

– 14:19  Taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves,                                                                                                                                                                                                           2sp

– 15:13  13He said in reply,* “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.                2sp

– 16:1  1* a The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2sp

– 16:17-19  17Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood* has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.18k And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,*and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.19l I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.* Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”                                                                                                                                                                              8sp

– 16:21. *21n From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he* must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.                  4x

– 16:25-28  25r For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.*26What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?27* s For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct.28* Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”                                                                                                    10sp

– 17:1-3, 9  1a After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.*2* b And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.3* And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him…. *9d As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision* to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.                                                                                                                                                                                 (8x)

– 17:22-23. *22k As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,23and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”                                                                        4x

– 18:1-4, 8-9  1a At that time the disciples* approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”2He called a child over, placed it in their midst,3b and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,* you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.4c Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.!8e If your hand or foot causes you to sin,* cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into eternal fire.9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into fiery Gehenna.                                                                                        (12x)

– 18:10  10f “See that you do not despise one of these little ones,* for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.                                                                                                           2sp

– 18:18-19  18* k Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19* l Again, [amen,] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.                                 6sp

– 18:23-35  Parable of the Unforgiving Servant 23o That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.24* When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.25Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.26* At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’27Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.28When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount.* He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’29Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay y ou back.’30But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.31Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.32His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.33p Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’34Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.*35* q So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”                                                                (28x)

– 19:12 12Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage* for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”                                                                                                                                                       (4x)

– 19:14  14g but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”                                                                                                                                                             (2x)

– 19:16-17, 30  16h Now someone approached him and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”*17He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good.* If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 21j Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect,* go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”22When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.23* Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.24k Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”25* When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?”26l Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”27m Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?”28* n Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.29And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.30*  But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (28x)

– 20:1-16  1“The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.2After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.3Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,4* and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’5So they went off. [And] he went out again around noon, and around three o’clock, and did likewise.6Going out about five o’clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’7They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’8* a When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.’9When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage.10So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage.11And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner,12saying, ‘These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’13He said to one of them in reply, ‘My friend, I am not cheating you.* Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?14* Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?15[Or] am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’16* Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.”                                                                                                                                                               (28x)

– 20:18-19. 18“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death,19and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”                                                                                            6x

– 20:21  21He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.”                                                                                 4sp

– 20:28  28f Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom* for many.”                                                                                                                                                                                       2sp

– 21:25  25Where was John’s baptism from? Was it of heavenly or of human origin?”                                       2sp

– 21:31  31* Which of the two did his father’s will?” They answered, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.                                               4x)

– 21:33-43 Parable of the Tenants  33r “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,* put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.s34When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants* to the tenants to obtain his produce.35But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.36Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.37Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’38* But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’39* t They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.40What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”41They answered* him, “He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times.”42* u Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? 43* Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.                                                                                                                                 (24x)

– 22:1-14  Parable of the Wedding Feast  1a Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying,2“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast* for his son.3* He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.4A second time he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’5Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.6b The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.7* The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.8Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.9Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.’10The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,* and the hall was filled with guests.11* But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.12He said to him, ‘My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was reduced to silence.13* c Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’14Many are invited, but few are chosen.”                                                                                                                                                                                                (26x)

– 22:23-33  23f On that day Sadducees approached him, saying that there is no resurrection.*They put this question to him,24g saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies* without children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died and, having no descendants, left his wife to his brother.26The same happened with the second and the third, through all seven.27Finally the woman died.28Now at the resurrection, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had been married to her.”29* Jesus said to them in reply, “You are misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God.30At the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven.31And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you* by God,32h ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.                                     (20x)

– 23:13-15, 22  13* g “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven* before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter. .[14] “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. Because of this, you will receive a very severe condemnation.”* 15* “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves….22one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who is seated on 33p You serpents, you brood of vipers, how can you flee from the judgment of Gehenna?                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (14x)

– 24:10-14  10And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another.11Many false prophets will arise and deceive many;12and because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold.13e But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. 14f And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations,* and then the end will come.                                                                                   8x

– 24:29-31  29* l “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30m And then the sign of the Son of Man* will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31n And he will send out his angels* with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 10sp

– 24:35-36  35o Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. *36p “But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son,* but the Father alone.                                                         4sp

– 24:48-51  The Faithful or the Unfaithful Servant.* 48* But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is long delayed,’ 49and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with drunkards, 50the servant’s master will come on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour 51v and will punish him severely* and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.                                                                   (6x)

– 25:1-13  The Parable of the Ten Virgins.* 1“Then* the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2* Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, brought no oil with them, 4but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps. 5Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6At midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise ones replied, ‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you. Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.’ 10While they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked. 11* a Afterwards the other virgins came and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’ 12But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13b Therefore, stay awake,* for you know neither the day nor the hour.                                                                                                                                                                                     (20x)

– 25:14-30  Parable of the Talents  14c “It will be as when a man who was going on a journey* called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.15To one he gave five talents;* to another, two; to a third, one—to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Immediately16the one who received five talents went and traded with them, and made another five.17Likewise, the one who received two made another two.18* But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.19After a long time the master of those servants came back and settled accounts with them.20The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five.*He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’21d His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’22[Then] the one who had received two talents also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.’23His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’24Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter;25so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.’26His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!* So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter?27Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?28Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.29* e For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.30* And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.                                                                                                                                                                     (38x)

– 25:31-46  Judgment of Nations  31f “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,32g and all the nations* will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.34Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.35h For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,36naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’37Then the righteous* will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?38When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’40i And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’41* j Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42k For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,43a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’44* Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’45He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’46l And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”                                                                                                                                                                                             (32x)

– 26:26-28  26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”* k27Then he took a cup, gave thanks,* and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you,28l for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. .29* I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.”                                                                                                                                                     8sp

– 26:31-32. 31m Then Jesus said to them, “This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken,* for it is written:n‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed’; 32but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.”                                                                                                                                               4x

– 26:53  53Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels?”                                                                                                                                            2sp

– 26:64  64c Jesus said to him in reply, “You have said so.* But I tell you: From now on you will see ‘the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power’  and ‘coming on the clouds of heaven.’”                                                         4sp

– 28:2, 5-7  2* b And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it…. 5Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. 6* He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.7d Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”                                   10sp

– 28:18-19  18*  Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19h Go, therefore,* and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,                                                                                                                                                     4sp

John*  143xt/52p/300sp + God 79xt = 222xt/51p/300sp 

– 1:23  23He said: “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert,q “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’* as Isaiah the prophet said.”                                                                                                                                                                         2sp

– 1:25-33  25They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?”r26John answered them, “I baptize with water;* but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,s27the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”28This happened in Bethany across the Jordan,* where John was baptizing. 29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God,* who takes away the sin of the world.t30* He is the one of whom I said,u ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’31I did not know him,* but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.”32John testified further, saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove* from the sky and remain upon him.33I did not know him,v but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.                                                                                                                                                                                    18x

– 1:51  51And he said to him, “Amen, amen,* I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”e                                                                                                                     2sp

– 2:22. 22Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the scripture and the word Jesus had spoken.l                                                                                               4x

– 3:1-6, 14-18   1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.*2He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.”b3Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born* from above.”4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”c5Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.d6What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.e’8The wind* blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”…g12If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?h13No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.14And just as Moses lifted up* the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,j15* so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” 16For God so loved the world that he gave* his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.k17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn* the world, but that the world might be saved through him.l18Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.                                                                                                                              30x)

– 3:22-27  22* After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing.q23John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim,* because there was an abundance of water there, and people came to be baptized,24* r for John had not yet been imprisoned.25Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew* about ceremonial washings.26So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.”s27John answered and said, “No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     12sp

– 3:31  *31The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven [is above all].                                                                                     2sp

– 3:35-36  z34For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift* of the Spirit.35The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.a36Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.b                                     (6x)

– 4:1  1* Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John2(although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples),*                                                                                4sp

– 4:13:14  d13Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;14but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”                                                                                                                                                                                                4x

– 4:21-22  h21Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.22You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews. i23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth;* and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.24God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth.”                                                                          (10x)

– 4:36  36The reaper is already* receiving his payment and gathering crops for eternal life, so that the sower and reaper can rejoice together.                                                                                                                                                   (2x)

– 4:41-42 41Many more began to believe in him because of his word,42and they said to the woman, “We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world.”q                                                                                                                                                                                   4sp

– 5:21, 24-29  l21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life,* so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.m24Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.o25Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.p26For just as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to his Son the possession of life in himself.q27And he gave him power to exercise judgment, because he is the Son of Man.r28* Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voices29and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation.t                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (16x)

– 5:34  34I do not accept testimony from a human being, but I say this so that you may be saved.                 2sp

– 5:39-40  b39You search* the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf.c40But you do not want to come to me to have life.                                                                     (4x)

– 6:26-27, 35-40  26Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.27Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life,* which the Son of Man will give you. … m31* Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:n ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”32So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.o33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”                                        12x

– 6:35-42. 35* Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.q36But I told you that although you have seen [me], you do not believe.r37Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me,38because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.s39And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day.t40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him [on] the last day.”u41The Jews murmured about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,”42and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”                                                               18x

– 6:44, 47-51 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day…. y47Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.48I am the bread of life.49Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died;z50this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die.51I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”a                                                                                               (10sp)

– 6:53:59  53Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.54Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.57Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. b58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”                        (12x)

– 6:68 68Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.                2sp

– 7:38-39. u38Whoever believes in me, as scripture says:‘Rivers of living water* will flow from within him.’”v39He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive. There was, of course, no Spirit yet,* because Jesus had not yet been glorified.w                                                                                                 4x

– 8:26  26I have much to say about you in condemnation.                                                                                              2sp

– 8:44-47  44You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.                                                                                                           4sp

– 8:51  d51Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.”e                                     (2x)

– 10:7-8, 17-18  7* So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.8* All who came [before me] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.9I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, … 17This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.g18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again.(resurrection)* This command I have received from my Father.”h                                                                              10sp

– 10:27-28  27My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.                                                                                                                                                                                 (2x)

– 10:40  40He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained.  2sp

– 11:21-26  21Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.i22[But] even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.”24Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.”j j25Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,k26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.                                                                                                                                                                                                             (8x)

– 12:25-26  25Whoever loves his life* loses it condemnation, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.s26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.                                                                                                                                                  (4x)

– 12:28-29  uu28Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”v29The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4sp

– 12:31  x31Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world* Satan will be driven out.   2sp

– 12:47-50  l47And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world 48Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke, it will condemn him on the last day, n49because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak.o50And I know that his commandment is eternal life.                                                                                                                                                                                         (8x)

– 13:2  a2The devil had already induced* Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over.                          2sp

– 13:27  .27After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.”                                                                                                                                                                                                 2sp

– 13:30  u30I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world* is coming. He has no power over me,.                                                                                                                                                                                                              2sp

– 14:5-6  *5Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”6Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth* and the life.                                                                                                          4sp

– 14:15-17. 15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.j16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate* to be with you always,k17the Spirit of truth,* which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it.                                                                                                                                                                      4sp

– 14:19  19In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live.

2sp

– 14:26 26The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you.                                                                                                                                            2sp

– 15:6  6* c Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned.                                                                                              4x)

– 15:26.  26“When the Advocate comes whom I will send* you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.                                                                                                                                                2sp

– 16:7-11 (Jesus speaks to his disciples) “But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go (back to the Father). For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation; sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.” 12“I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now.13* But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.h                                                                                               (12x)

– 17:1-4  1When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven* and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,a2* just as you gave him authority over all people,b so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.3* Now this is eternal life,c that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.                                                                                                                                               (6x)

– 17:15  i15* I do not ask that you take them out of the worldj but that you keep them from the evil one.                2sp

– 18:36  p36Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants [would] be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here.”                                                                                                                                                                                                         4sp

– 20:9 9* e For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead.                           2sp

– 20:12  11But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping.f And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb12and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been.            4sp

– 20:22. 22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit.23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”                 4sp

– 20:30-31  30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book.s31But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.t                                                                                                               (4x)

– 21:14. g14* This was now the third timeh Jesus was revealed to his disciples after being raised from the dead. 2sp

 

*Jewish Religious Authorities

Method note: Terms searched in his tally include, scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, scholars of the law, Sanhedrin, chief priest, high priest, Jews (when related to the religious authorities), elders of the people, Caiaphas, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, and other terms and passages that relate to the Jewish religious authorities. To establish an evaluation of how the texts refer to this group (positive, negative, or neutral), the tally included pronouns and other nouns that directly relate to the religious authorities. This evaluation appears underneath the category in Table 2. The content analysis tally indicates that the term Pharisee appears (89xt) followed by scribe (66xt), then Chief Priest (54xt), High Priest (29xt), elder (21xt), and Sadducee (9xt). That the Gospels refer so often to the Pharisees relative to the others is not surprising, since Luke himself in his Acts of the Apostles indicates that the Christian faith emerges directly from Pharisaic Judaism, or as a reaction to it (Acts 21:20; 22:3; 23:69; 24:1416; 26:28, 2223).

Mark* Total: 179xt/29p/389sp                   Pos 18sp; Neg 363sp;  Ntrl 8sp

– Mk 1:22 The people were astonished at his (Jesus) teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.                                                                                                                                                                                               (2x-)

– 2:3-12 3They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. 5* When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” 6* Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, 7“Why does this man speak that way?* He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?”b 8Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? 9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? 10* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”— 11he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.” 12He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone.         (18x-)

– 2:15-17 15While he was at table in his house,* many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him. 16* Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17Jesus heard this and said to them [that], “Those who are well do not need a physician,* but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”                                                                                                                                                                               (8x-)

– 2:18-22  18The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast.e People came to him and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” 19Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast* while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. 20But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day. 21No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. 22Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”                                                                                                                                                         (14x-)

– 2:23-28  23As he was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.f 24At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”g 25He said to them, “Have you never read what David did* when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry? 26How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?”h 27Then he said to them, “The sabbath was made for man,* not man for the sabbath.i 28* That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.”                                                                                                                                                                                     (12x-)

– 3:1:6  1* Again he entered the synagogue.a There was a man there who had a withered hand. 2They watched him closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him. 3He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” 4Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it But they remained silent. 5Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored.b 6* The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.                                                                                                                                                  12x-

– 3:21-30  20* He came home.* Again [the] crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.i 21When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”j 22The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,”* and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”k 23Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand; that is the end of him. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house to plunder his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house. 28Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them.l 29But whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit* will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin 30For they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”                                                                                           (20x-)

– 7:1-23  Now when the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him,a2they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.3(For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands,* keeping the tradition of the elders.4And on coming from the marketplace they do not eat without purifying themselves. And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles [and beds].)5So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders* but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?”6He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:b ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 7In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’ 8You disregard God’s commandment but cling to human tradition.”9He went on to say, “How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Whoever curses father or mother shall die.’c11Yet you say, ‘If a person says to father or mother, “Any support you might have had from me is qorban”’* (meaning, dedicated to God),12you allow him to do nothing more for his father or mother.13You nullify the word of God in favor of your tradition that you have handed on. And you do many such things.”14d He summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand.15Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile “Are even you likewise without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that goes into a person from outside cannot defile,19* f since it enters not the heart but the stomach and passes out into the latrine?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)20“But what comes out of a person, that is what defiles.21g From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,22adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.23All these evils come from within and they defile.”                                                                                                                                                       (40x-)

– 8:11-13  11* The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with him,b seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.c 12He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore..                                                                                                                                                                                     (6x-)

– 8:14-18  14d They had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15* He enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” 16They concluded among themselves that it was because they had no bread. 17When he became aware of this he said to them, “Why do you conclude that it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Are your hearts hardened?e 18Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear?                                                                                    (10x-)

– 8:31-32  31i He began to teach them that the Son of Man* must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. 32He spoke this openly.                 (4x-)

– 9:11-14  11d Then they asked him, “Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12He told them, “Elijah will indeed come first and restore all things, yet how is it written regarding the Son of Man that he must suffer greatly and be treated with contempt? 13But I tell you that Elijah has come and they did to him whatever they pleased, as it is written of him.”e 14When they came to the disciples,f they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.                                                                                                                                                       (8x=)

– 10:2-12  2* The Pharisees approached and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him.a 3He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?” 4They replied, “Moses permitted him to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.”b 5But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment. 6But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.c 7For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife],d 8and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” 10In the house the disciples again questioned him about this. 11e He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”                                                                                                                                                                         (16x-)

– 10:32-34  32m They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him. 33“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles 34who will mock him, spit upon him, scourge him, and put him to death, but after three days he will rise.”                      (10x-)

– 11:15-18  15They came to Jerusalem,e and on entering the temple area he began to drive out those selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 16He did not permit anyone to carry anything through the temple area. 17Then he taught them saying, “Is it not written: ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’ But you have made it a den of thieves.”f 18The chief priests and the scribes came to hear of it and were seeking a way to put him to death, yet they feared him because the whole crowd was astonished at his teaching.                                                                                             (10x-)

– 11:27-35  27They returned once more to Jerusalem.l As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him 28and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them 29Jesus said to them, “I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.” 31They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘[Then] why did you not believe him?’ 32But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”—they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet. 33So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”                                                                                                                           (12x-)

– 12:1-11  He began to speak to them in parables.a “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey.b2At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard.3But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed.4Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully.5He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed.6He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’7But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’8So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.9What [then] will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. 10Have you not read this scripture passage:c ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 11by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’?”                                                                                                                                  (20x)  –

–  12:12-17  12They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.13* They sent some Pharisees and Herodians to him to ensnare him in his speech.* 14They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion. You do not regard a person’s status but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?” 15Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, “Why are you testing me? Bring me a denarius to look at.” 16They brought one to him and he said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They replied to him, “Caesar’s.” 17So Jesus said to them, “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” They were utterly amazed at him.f                                                                                                                                                 (16x-)

– 12:18-27  18Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and put this question to him, 19saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’g 20Now there were seven brothers. The first married a woman and died, leaving no descendants. 21So the second married her and died, leaving no descendants, and the third likewise. 22And the seven left no descendants. Last of all the woman also died. 23At the resurrection [when they arise] whose wife will she be? For all seven had been married to her.” 24Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God? 25When they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are like the angels in heaven. 26As for the dead being raised, have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God told him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, [the] God of Isaac, and [the] God of Jacob’?h 27He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are greatly misled.”                                                                                                                                                                               (20x-)

– 12:28-34  28One of the scribes,i when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” 29Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! 30You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’j 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”k 32The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ 33And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”l 34And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.                                                           (18x+)

– 12:35-37  35As Jesus was teaching in the temple area he said,n “How do the scribes claim that the Messiah is the son of David? 36David himself, inspired by the holy Spirit, said: ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.”’o 37David himself calls him ‘lord’; so how is he his son?” [The] great crowd heard this with delight.                                                                                                                                                    (6x-)

– 12:38-40  38In the course of his teaching he said,p “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, 39seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. 40They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”                                                                                                                                                                   (6x-)

– 14:1-2  1* The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread* were to take place in two days’ time.a So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death. 2They said, “Not during the festival, for fear that there may be a riot among the people.”                                                                             (6x-)

– 14:43-49  43l Then, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. … 46At this they laid hands on him and arrested him. 47One of the bystanders drew his sword, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his ear. 48Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to seize me? 49Day after day I was with you teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me; but that the scriptures may be fulfilled.”                                                                                                                                                                                              (10x-)

– 14:53-65  53* m They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54Peter followed him at a distance into the high priest’s courtyard and was seated with the guards, warming himself at the fire. 55The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none. 56Many gave false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57* Some took the stand and testified falsely against him, alleging, 58“We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.’”n 59Even so their testimony did not agree. 60The high priest rose before the assembly and questioned Jesus, saying, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?” 61* But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?” 62Then Jesus answered, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’”o 63At that the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further need have we of witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as deserving to die. 65Some began to spit on him. They blindfolded him and struck him and said to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards greeted him with blows.p                                                                                                                                                         (26x-)

– 14:66-70  66q While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the high priest’s maids came along. 67Seeing Peter warming himself, she looked intently at him and said, “You too were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68* But he denied it saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” So he went out into the outer court. [Then the cock crowed.] 69The maid saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70Once again he denied it. A little later the bystanders said to Peter once more, “Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.”                                                                                                                                                                   (10x-)

– 15:1-5  1a As soon as morning came,b the chief priests with the elders and the scribes, that is, the whole Sanhedrin, held a council.* They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. 2Pilate questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”* He said to him in reply, “You say so.” 3The chief priests accused him of many things. 4Again Pilate questioned him, “Have you no answer? See how many things they accuse you of.” 5Jesus gave him no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.                                                                                                   (8x-)

– 15:8-15  8The crowd came forward and began to ask him to do for them as he was accustomed. 9Pilate answered, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” 10For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over. 11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead. 12Pilate again said to them in reply, “Then what [do you want] me to do with [the man you call] the king of the Jews?” 13* They shouted again, “Crucify him.” 14Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” They only shouted the louder, “Crucify him.” 15* So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified.                                              Divided                                                7x-

– 15:31-32   31Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes, mocked him among themselves and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. 32Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.”                                                                                                                                                                       (4x-)

Luke* Total 273xt/40p/498sp  +Pos24sp, Neg 468sp, Ntrl 6sp

– 3:2  2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,* the word of God came to Johnb the son of Zechariah in the desert.                                                                                                                                                                                                (2x) =

– 5:17-26  17* One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees* and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was with him for healing. 18And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence. 19But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles* into the middle in front of Jesus. 20When he saw their faith, he said, “As for you, your sins are forgiven.” 21Then the scribes* and Pharisees began to ask themselves, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?”j 22Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts?k 23Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24* l But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.” 25He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. 26Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, “We have seen incredible things today.” (24x) –

– 5:27-32  27After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” 28And leaving everything behind,* he got up and followed him. 29n Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were at table with them. 30The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31Jesus said to them in reply, “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. 32I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.”                                                                                                     (10x) –

– 5:33-39  33And they- said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink.” 34* Jesus answered them, “Can you make the wedding guests* fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35But the days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.” 36* And he also told them a parable. “No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak. 37Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. 38Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins. 39[And] no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’”*                                                   (16x) –

– 6:1-5  1a While he was going through a field of grain on a sabbath, his disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.b 2Some Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” 3c Jesus said to them in reply, “Have you not read what David did when he and those [who were] with him were hungry? 4[How] he went into the house of God, took the bread of offering,* which only the priests could lawfully eat, ate of it, and shared it with his companions.”d 5Then he said to them-, “The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath.”                                                                                                                                                                                                               (10x) –

– 6:6-11  6e On another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. 7The scribes- and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him.f 8But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there.g 9Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” 10Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored. 11But they became enraged and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.                                                                              (14x) –

– 7:2-5 *2A centurion* there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him.3When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave.4They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him,5for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.”                                                                                                                                                6x +

– 7:28-30  28I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29l [All the people who listened, including the tax collectors, and who were baptized with the baptism of John, acknowledged the righteousness of God; 30but the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves.]                                                                     (8x) –

– 7:36-50  36o A Pharise invited him to dine with him, and he entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table.* 37Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee.p Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment,q 38she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. 39When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” 40Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said. 41“Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days’ wages* and the other owed fifty. 42Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” 43Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. 46You- did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. 47So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.* But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” 48He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”r 49The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”s 50But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”              (32x) –

– 9:22  22He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”l                                                                                                    (2x) –

– 10:25-28  25* There was a scholar of the law* who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”x 26Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” 27He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”y 28He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”z                                                                                                                                                                                                   (8x) +

– 10:29-37  29But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. 31* A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. 32Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. 33But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. 34He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him. 35The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ 36Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” 37He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”                        (20x) –

– 11:37-54  37s After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat.t 38The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.u 39The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees!v Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. 40You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside? 41But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you. 42Woe to you Pharisees! You pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you pay no attention to judgment and to love for God. These you should have done, without overlooking the others.w 43Woe to you Pharisees! You love the seat of honor in synagogues and greetings in marketplaces.x 44Woe to you! You are like unseen graves* over which people unknowingly walk.”y 45Then one of the scholars of the law* said to him in reply, “Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.”z 46And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law! You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them. 47a Woe to you! You build the memorials of the prophets whom your ancestors killed. 48Consequently, you bear witness and give consent to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building. 49b Therefore, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles;* some of them they will kill and persecute’ 50in order that this generation might be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world, 51from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah* who died between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood!c 52Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter.”d 53When he left, the scribes and Pharisees began to act with hostility toward him and to interrogate him about many things,e 54for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say.f                                                                                                                                                       (38x) –

– 12:1  1Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot.a He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven—that is, the hypocrisy—of the Pharisees.    (4x) –

– 12:11-12 f11When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,g do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say.12For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”                                                                                                                                                                          (4x)-

– 13:14-17  14d But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, “There are six days when work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day.”15* The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?e16* This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?”f17When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12x –

– 13:31  31At that time some Pharisees came to him and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.”                                                                                                                                                                                            (2x) +

– 14:1-6  1a On a sabbath he went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.b 2In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy.* 3Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?”c 4But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. 5Then he said to them, “Who among you, if your son or ox* falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?”d 6But they were unable to answer his question.e                                                                                                                                                                           (10x) –

– 14:7-14  Conduct of Invited Guests and Hosts (cont to above). 7f He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table. 8g “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, 9and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place. 10Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table. 11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 12Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment.i 13Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; 14blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”.                                                         (22x) –

– 15:1-7  The Parable of the Lost Sheep. 1* The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him, 2but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”b 3So to them he addressed this parable. 4c “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost oned until he finds it?e 5And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy 6and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ 7I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.f                                                                                                                                                                                              (14x) –

– 15:8-10  The Parable of the Lost Coin. 8“Or what woman having ten coins* and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it? 9And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.’ 10In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”             (8x) –

– 16:13 13No servant can serve two masters.* He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” 14* The Pharisees, who loved money,* heard all these things and sneered at him. 15And he said to them, “You justify yourselves in the sight of others, but God knows your hearts; for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.e                                     8x –

– 17:20-21  20* Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed,i 21* and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’j For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”                                                                                                                       (4x) =

– 18:9-14  9He then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.c 10“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. 11The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—greedy, dishonest, adulterous—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.’d 13But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’e 14I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”f                                                                                                                                                            (14x)-

– 19:36-39  36As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; 37and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. 38They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.* Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.”n 39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”* 40He said in reply, “I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”   (10x) –

– 19:47-48  47And every day he was teaching in the temple area.w The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death,x 48but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.                                                                                       (4x) –

– 20:1-8  1One day as he was teaching the people in the temple area and proclaiming the good news the chief priests and scribes, together with the elders, approached him 2and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Or who is the one who gave you this authority?”b 3He said to them in reply, “I shall ask you a question. Tell me, 4was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin?”c 5They discussed this among themselves, and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’d 6But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ then all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know from where it came. 8Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”                                                                                                                                                    (14x) –

– 20:9-19  9e Then he proceeded to tell the people this parable. “[A] man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and then went on a journey for a long time.f 10At harvest time he sent a servantg to the tenant farmers to receive some of the produce of the vineyard. But they beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed. 11So he proceeded to send another servant, but him also they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed. 12Then he proceeded to send a third, but this one too they wounded and threw out. 13The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him.’h 14But when the tenant farmers saw him they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him that the inheritance may become ours.’ 15So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.* What will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come and put those tenant farmers to death and turn over the vineyard to others.” When the people heard this, they exclaimed, “Let it not be so!” 17But he looked at them and asked, “What then does this scripture passage mean: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?i 18Everyone who falls on that stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.” 19The scribes and chief priests sought to lay their hands on him at that very hour, but they feared the people, for they knew that he had addressed this parable to them.j                                                                                                                                                                                                          (26x) –

– 20:20-26   20* They watched him closely and sent agents pretending to be righteous who were to trap him in speech,l in order to hand him over to the authority and power of the governor. 21They posed this question to him, “Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is correct, and you show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.m 22Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar or not?”* 23Recognizing their craftiness he said to them, 24“Show me a denarius;* whose image and name does it bear?” They replied, “Caesar’s.” 25So he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”n 26They were unable to trap him by something he might say before the people, and so amazed were they at his reply that they fell silent.                                                                                                                                                                (16x) –

– 20:27-40  27Some Sadducees,* those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to him,p 28* saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, ‘If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’29Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman but died childless. 30Then the second 31and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died childless. 32Finally the woman also died. 33Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her.” 34Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage; 35but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. 36They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.* 37That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;r 38and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”s 39Some of the scribes said in reply, “Teacher, you have answered well.” 40And they no longer dared to ask him anything.t                                                                                                 (24x) –

– 20:41-44  41u Then he said to them, “How do they claim that the Messiah is the Son of David? 42For David himself in the Book of Psalms says:v ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand 43till I make your enemies your footstool.”’ 44Now if David calls him ‘lord,’ how can he be his son?”                                                                 (6x) –

– 20:45-47  45Then, within the hearing of all the people, he said to [his] disciples, 46“Be on guard against the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and love greetings in marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.x 47They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”                                                                                                                                 (6x) –

– 22:1-6  1a Now the feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover,* was drawing near, 2b and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people. 3c Then Satan entered into Judas,* the one surnamed Iscariot, who was counted among the Twelve,d 4and he went to the chief priests and temple guards to discuss a plan for handing him over to them. 5They were pleased and agreed to pay him money. 6He accepted their offer and sought a favorable opportunity to hand him over to them in the absence of a crowd.                                                                                                                                                                                        (10x) –

– 22:47-53  47While he was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas. He went up to Jesus to kiss him. 48Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49His disciples realized what was about to happen, and they asked, “Lord, shall we strike with a sword?”e 50And one of them struck the high priest’s- servant and cut off his right ear.f 51* But Jesus said in reply, “Stop, no more of this!” Then he touched the servant’s ear and healed him 52And Jesus said to the chief priests and temple guards and elders who had come for him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?g 53Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness.”h                                                                                                                                                                                          (14x) –

– 22:54, 63-65  54i After arresting him they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest; … 63l The men who held Jesus in custody were ridiculing and beating him. 64They blindfolded him and questioned him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65And they reviled him in saying many other things against him.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (6x) –

– 22:66-71  66m When day came the council of elders of the people met, both chief priests and scribes, and they brought him before their Sanhedrin.* 67They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us,” but he replied to them, “If I tell you, you- will not believe, 68and if I question, you will not respond. 69But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied to them, “You say that I am.” 71Then they said, “What further need have we for testimony? We have heard it from his own mouth.”                                                                                                                                                                   (10x) –

– 23:1-5  1* Then the whole assembly of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 2They brought charges against him, saying, “We found this man misleading our people; he opposes the payment of taxes to Caesar and maintains that he is the Messiah, a king.”b 3Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” He said to him in reply, “You say so.” 4Pilate then addressed the chief priests- and the crowds, “I find this man not guilty.” 5But they- were adamant and said, “He is inciting the people with his teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where he began even to here.”                                                                                                                                                                                 (10x) –

– 23:10-25  10The chief priests and scribes, meanwhile, stood by accusing him harshly.h 11[Even] Herod and his soldiers treated him contemptuously and mocked him, and after clothing him in resplendent garb, he sent him back to Pilate.i 12Herod and Pilate became friends that very day, even though they had been enemies formerly. 13Pilate then summoned the chief priests, the rulers, and the people 14and said to them, “You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt. I have conducted my investigation in your presence and have not found this man guilty of the charges you have brought against him,j 15nor did Herod, for he sent him back to us. So no capital crime has been committed by him. 16k Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him.” 18But all together they shouted out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us.” 19(Now Barabbas had been imprisoned for a rebellion that had taken place in the city and for murder.) 20Again Pilate addressed them, still wishing to release Jesus, 21but they continued their shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 22Pilate addressed them a third time, “What evil has this man done? I found him guilty of no capital crime. Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him.” 23With loud shouts, however, they persisted in calling for his crucifixion, and their voices prevailed. 24The verdict of Pilate was that their demand should be granted. 25So he released the man who had been imprisoned for rebellion and murder, for whom they asked, and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished.                                                                                                                                                                                 28x –

– 23:50-53  50Now there was a virtuous and righteous man named Joseph who, though he was a member of the council, 51had not consented to their plan of action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea and was awaiting the kingdom of God.f 52He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.g                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (8x) +

– 24:19-20  19And he replied to them, “What sort of things?” They said to him, “The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,k 20how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him.                                       (6x) –

Matthew* Total: 304xt/39p/531sp   Pos 0sp, Neg 501sp, Ntrl 30sp

– 2:1-6  1When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod,* behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,2saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star* at its rising and have come to do him homage.”a3When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.4Assembling all the chief priests = and the scribes = of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.*5b They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”                                                                                                                     (12x) =

– 3:5-10  4* d John wore clothing made of camel’s hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. 5At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him6and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.* 7When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees* coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?e8Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.9And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.f10Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.                                                                                                                                       14x) –

– 5:20  20I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes – and Pharisees -, you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven.                                                                                                                                                          (2x) –

– 7:28-29  28* When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,29* t for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. –                                                                                                              (2x) –

– 8:1-4  1a When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.2And then a leper* approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”3He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I will do it. Be made clean.” His leprosy was cleansed immediately.4* Then Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one, but go show yourself to the priest =, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”                                                                                                                                                                                      (8x) =

– 8:19  19i A scribe + approached and said to him, “Teacher,* I will follow you wherever you go of Man* has nowhere to rest his head.”                                                                                                                                                       (2x) =

– 9:2-6  2And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”b3At that, some of the scribes –* said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”4Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts?5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?6* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”                                                                                                                                                                                                     (10x) –

– 9:9-15 As Jesus passed on from there,d he saw a man named Matthew* sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.10While he was at table in his house,* many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.e11The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher* eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.*13Go and learn the meaning of the words,f ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’* I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” 14g Then the disciples of John approached him and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast [much], but your disciples do not fast?”15Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.                                                                                                                                                                     16x)-

– 9:32-34  32l As they were going out,* a demoniac who could not speak was brought to him,33and when the demon was driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”m34* But the Pharisees said,n “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”                         (6x)-

– 12:1-8  1* At that time Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath.a His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads* of grain and eat them.b2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath.”3He said to them,* “Have you not read what Davidc did when he and his companions were hungry,4how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering,d which neither he nor his companions but only the priests = could lawfully eat?5* Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests = serving in the temple violate the sabbath and are innocent?e6I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.7* If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’f you would not have condemned these innocent men.8* g For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.”         12x –   4 =

– 12:9-14  9h Moving on from there, he went into their synagogue.10And behold, there was a man there who had a withered hand. They questioned him, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?”* so that they might accuse him.11* He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep that falls into a pit on the sabbath will not take hold of it and lift it out?12How much more valuable a person is than a sheep. So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”13Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and it was restored as sound as the other.14But the Pharisees* went out and took counsel against him to put him to death.i                              (12x) –

– 12:22-32  22k Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute. He cured the mute person so that he could speak and see.23* l All the crowd was astounded, and said, “Could this perhaps be the Son of David?”24* m But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man drives out demons only by the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons.”25n But he knew what they were thinking and said to them,* “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and no town or house divided against itself will stand.26And if Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself; how, then, will his kingdom stand?27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.28* o But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.29* How can anyone enter a strong man’s house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.30* p Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.31q Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit* will not be forgiven.32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.                                                                                                 (24x)-

– 12:38-40  38Then some of the scribes – and Pharisees – said to him, “Teacher,* we wish to see a sign from you.”u39He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful* generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.40Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights,* so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.                                                                  (8x)-

– 13:52  47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.48When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away.49Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous50and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. 51“Do you understand* all these things?” They answered, “Yes.”52* And he replied, “Then every scribe + who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”   (4x)=

– 15:1-14 1a Then Pharisees – and scribes – came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,2b “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders?* They do not wash [their] hands when they eat a meal.”3He said to them in reply, “And why do you break the commandment of God* for the sake of your tradition?4c For God said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and ‘Whoever curses father or mother shall die.’5* But you say, ‘Whoever says to father or mother, “Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God,”6need not honor his father.’ You have nullified the word of God for the sake of your tradition.7Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said: 8d ‘This people honors me with their lips,* but their hearts are far from me; 9e in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’” 10f He summoned the crowd and said to them, “Hear and understand.11It is not what enters one’s mouth that defiles that person; but what comes out of the mouth is what defiles one.”12Then his disciples approached and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees – took offense when they heard what you said?”13He said in reply,* “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.14g Let them alone; they are blind guides [of the blind]. If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.”                                                                                                                                                                       (24x)-

– 16:1-12  1* a The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.2* He said to them in reply, “[In the evening you say, ‘Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red’;3b and, in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times.]4c An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”* Then he left them and went away. 5d In coming to the other side of the sea,* the disciples had forgotten to bring bread.6e Jesus said to them, “Look out, and beware of the leaven* of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”7* They concluded among themselves, saying, “It is because we have brought no bread.”8When Jesus became aware of this he said, “You of little faith, why do you conclude among yourselves that it is because you have no bread?9f Do you not yet understand, and do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many wicker baskets you took up?10g Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?11How do you not comprehend that I was not speaking to you about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”12Then they understood* that he was not telling them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.                                      (26x)-

– 16:21  *21n From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he* must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests -, and the scribes -, and be killed and on the third day be raised.            (4x) –

– 17:10-12  10* e Then the disciples asked him, “Why do the scribes – say that Elijah must come first?”11f He said in reply,* “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;12g but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased. So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands.”

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– 19:1-9  1* When Jesus* finished these words,* he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.2Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there.3a Some Pharisees approached him, and tested him,* saying, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”4* b He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’5c and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?6So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.”7* d They said to him, “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss [her]?”8He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.9e I say to you,* whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”                                                                                                                                                            (18x)-

– 20:18-19  18“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests – and the scribes -, and they will condemn him to death,19and hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.”                                                                                          (4x)-

– 21:14-17  14h The blind and the lame* approached him in the temple area, and he cured them.15When the chief priests – and the scribes – saw the wondrous things* he was doing, and the children crying out in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant16* i and said to him, “Do you hear what they are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; and have you never read the text, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and nurslings you have brought forth praise’?”17And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany, and there he spent the night.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (10) –

– 21:23-27 23n When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, “By what authority are you doing these things?* And who gave you this authority?”o24Jesus said to them in reply, “I shall ask you one question,* and if you answer it for me, then I shall tell you by what authority I do these things.25Where was John’s baptism from? Was it of heavenly or of human origin?” They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’26* p But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we fear the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet.”27So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” He himself said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.                                                                                                                                  14x –

– 21:28-32  * *28“What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’29He said in reply, ‘I will not,’ but afterwards he changed his mind and went.30The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir,’ but did not go.31* Which of the two did his father’s will?” They answered, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.32* q When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him; but tax collectors and prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe him.                                                                                                                                                12x –

– 21:33-46  33r “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,* put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.s34When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants* to the tenants to obtain his produce.35But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.36Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.37Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’38* But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’39* t They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.40What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”41They answered* him, “He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times.”42* u Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? 43* Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.44[* The one who falls on this stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.]”45When the chief priests and the Pharisees* heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them.46And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.                                                                                                                                                                                               (30x)-

– 22:15-22  15d Then the Pharisees* went off and plotted how they might entrap him in speech.16They sent their disciples to him, with the Herodians,* saying, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. And you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion, for you do not regard a person’s status.17* Tell us, then, what is your opinion: Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?”18Knowing their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing me, you hypocrites?19* Show me the coin that pays the census tax.” Then they handed him the Roman coin.20He said to them, “Whose image is this and whose inscription?”21e They replied, “Caesar’s.”* At that he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”22When they heard this they were amazed, and leaving him they went away.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (16x)-

– 22:23-33  23f On that day Sadducees approached him, saying that there is no resurrection.*They put this question to him,24g saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies* without children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up descendants for his brother.’25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died and, having no descendants, left his wife to his brother.26The same happened with the second and the third, through all seven.27Finally the woman died.28Now at the resurrection, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had been married to her.”29* Jesus said to them in reply, “You are misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God.30At the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like the angels in heaven.31And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you* by God,32h ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.                                      20 –

– 22:34-40  *34i When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,35and one of them [a scholar of the law]* tested him by asking,36“Teacher,* which commandment in the law is the greatest?”37j He said to him,* “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.38This is the greatest and the first commandment.39k The second is like it:* You shall love your neighbor as yourself.40* l The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”          10 –

– 22:41-46  *41m While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus questioned them,*42* saying, “What is your opinion about the Messiah? Whose son is he?” They replied, “David’s.”43He said to them, “How, then, does David, inspired by the Spirit, call him ‘lord,’ saying: 44n ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet”’? 45* If David calls him ‘lord,’ how can he be his son?”46o No one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.                                 (10)-

– 23:1-7, 13-36  1a Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,2* saying, “The scribes – and the Pharisees – have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.3Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.4b They tie up heavy burdens* [hard to carry] and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.5* c All their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.6* d They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues,7greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi. 13* g “Woe to you, scribes – and Pharisees -, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven* before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter.[14] “Woe to you, scribes – and Pharisees -, you hypocrites. You devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. Because of this, you will receive a very severe condemnation.” 15* “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves. 16* h “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If one swears by the temple, it means nothing, but if one swears by the gold of the temple, one is obligated.’17Blind fools, which is greater, the gold, or the temple that made the gold sacred?18And you say, ‘If one swears by the altar, it means nothing, but if one swears by the gift on the altar, one is obligated.’19You blind ones, which is greater, the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?20i One who swears by the altar swears by it and all that is upon it;21one who swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it;22one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who is seated on it. 23j “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes* of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. [But] these you should have done, without neglecting the others.24* k Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel! 25* l “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.26Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may be clean. 27* “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.28m Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing. 29* “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,* you hypocrites. You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous,30n and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’31o Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets;32now fill up what your ancestors measured out!33p You serpents, you brood of vipers, how can you flee from the judgment of Gehenna?34* q Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and pursue from town to town,35so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood shed upon earth, from the righteous blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.36Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.                  68 –

– 26:3-5  3* Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,4b and they consulted together to arrest Jesus by treachery and put him to death.5But they said, “Not during the festival,* that there may not be a riot among the people.”                                                                   6 –

– 26:14-16  14e Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,* went to the chief priests15* f and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver,16and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.                                                                                                                   (6x)-

– 26:47-56  47x While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd, with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests and the elders of the people.48His betrayer had arranged a sign with them, saying, “The man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him.”49Immediately he went over to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!”* and he kissed him.50Jesus answered him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then stepping forward they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him.51And behold, one of those who accompanied Jesus put his hand to his sword, drew it, and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear.52Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.53Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels?54But then how would the scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must come to pass in this way?”55* At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me? Day after day I sat teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me.56y But all this has come to pass that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.                                              (24x) –

– 26:57-68  57z Those who had arrested Jesus led him away to Caiaphas* the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.58Peter was following him at a distance as far as the high priest’s courtyard, and going inside he sat down with the servants to see the outcome.59The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin* kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death,60a but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two*came forward61who stated, “This man said, ‘I can destroy the temple of God and within three days rebuild it.’”62The high priest rose and addressed him, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?”63b But Jesus was silent.* Then the high priest said to him, “I order you to tell us under oath before the living God whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”64c Jesus said to him in reply, “You have said so.* But I tell you: From now on you will see ‘the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power’ and ‘coming on the clouds of heaven.’” 65Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed!* What further need have we of witnesses? You have now heard the blasphemy;66what is your opinion?” They said in reply, “He deserves to die!”67* d Then they spat in his face and struck him, while some slapped him, 68saying, “Prophesy for us, Messiah: who is it that struck you?”                                                      (26x)-

– 27:1-10  1* When it was morning,a all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel* against Jesus to put him to death.2They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. 3b Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver* to the chief priests and elders,c4saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? Look to it yourself.”5* Flinging the money into the temple, he departed and went off and hanged himself.6The chief priests gathered up the money, but said, “It is not lawful to deposit this in the temple treasury, for it is the price of blood.”7After consultation, they used it to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.8That is why that field even today is called the Field of Blood.9Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet,* “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of a man with a price on his head, a price set by some of the Israelites,10d and they paid it out for the potter’s field just as the Lord had commanded me.”                                                                                                                                                                         (20x)-

– 27:12-26  12f And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders,* he made no answer.13Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they are testifying against you?”14But he did not answer him one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed. 15* g Now on the occasion of the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.16* And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [Jesus] Barabbas.17So when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Which one do you want me to release to you, [Jesus] Barabbas, or Jesus called Messiah?”18* For he knew that it was out of envy that they had handed him over.19* While he was still seated on the bench, his wife sent him a message, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man. I suffered much in a dream today because of him.”20h The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus.21The governor said to them in reply, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They answered, “Barabbas!”22* Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus called Messiah?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”23But he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” They only shouted the louder, “Let him be crucified!”24* i When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves.”25And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”26Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus scourged,* he handed him over to be crucified.                                                                       Half refers to Pilate                                         15 –

– 27:41-43  41Likewise the chief priests with the scribes and elders mocked him and said,42“He saved others; he cannot save himself. So he is the king of Israel!* Let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.43* s He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”  (6x)-

– 27:62-66  62The next day, the one following the day of preparation,* the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate63c and said, “Sir, we remember that this impostor while still alive said, ‘After three days I will be raised up.’64Give orders, then, that the grave be secured until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead.’ This last imposture would be worse than the first.”*65Pilate said to them, “The guard is yours;* go secure it as best you can.”66So they went and secured the tomb by fixing a seal to the stone and setting the guard.                                                                                                     (10x)-

– 28:11-15  11While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had happened.12They assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,13telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’14And if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy [him] and keep you out of trouble.”15The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present [day]. (10x)-

John* Total: 263xt/34p/385sp  Pos 11sp, Neg 350sp, Ntrl 24sp

– 1:19-27 19* And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews* from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites [to him] to ask him, “Who are you?”20* he admitted and did not deny it, but admitted,o “I am not the Messiah.”21So they asked him, “What are you then? Are you Elijah?”* And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.”p22So they said to him, “Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?”23He said: “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert,q “Make straight the way of the Lord,”’* as Isaiah the prophet said.”24Some Pharisees* were also sent.25They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?”r26John answered them, “I baptize with water;* but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,s27the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”                                                                                                                                                                  (18x) –

– 2:13-21  13* Since the Passover* of the Jews was near,f Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14* He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,* as well as the money-changers seated there.g15He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables,16and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”h17* His disciples recalled the words of scripture,i “Zeal for your house will consume me.”18At this the Jews answered and said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”j19Jesus answered and said to them,* k “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”20The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,* and you will raise it up in three days?”21But he was speaking about the temple of his body.                                                                                                                                   16x –

– 3:1-12  1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.*2He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.”b3Jesus answered and said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born* from above.”4Nicodemus said to him, “How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?”c5Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.d6What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit.e7Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’8The wind* blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”f9Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can this happen?”10Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this? 11Amen, amen, I say to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony.g12If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?h                                                                                                 4 +        Auth 164-

– 4:1-2  1* Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John2(although Jesus himself was not baptizing, just his disciples),*.                                               (4x) –

– 5:10-18 10So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.”e11He answered them, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’”12They asked him, “Who is the man who told you, ‘Take it up and walk’?”13The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there.f14* After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him,g “Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.”15The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well.16Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath.h17* But Jesus answered them,i “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.”18For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.j                                                                                           16-

– 7:1-2  After this, Jesus moved about within Galilee; but he did not wish to travel in Judea, because the Jews were trying to kill him.                                                                                                                                                                              2-

– 7:13 11The Jews were looking for him at the feast and saying, “Where is he?”12And there was considerable murmuring about him in the crowds. Some said, “He is a good man,” [while] others said, “No; on the contrary, he misleads the crowd.”13Still, no one spoke openly about him because they were afraid of the Jews.                   (2X) –

– 7:32  32The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring about him to this effect, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent guards to arrest him. 35So the Jews said to one another, “Where is he going that we will not find him?                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 –

7:44-52  44Some of them even wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.45So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?”46The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this one.”47So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?48Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?z49But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.”50Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them,a51“Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?”b52They answered and said to him, “You are not from Galilee also, are you? Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”                   (12x) –  2+

– 8:3-11 2But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them.3Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle.4They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.5Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.* So what do you say?”b6They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.*7* But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them,c“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”8Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.9And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him.10Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”d11She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more.”]e                                                                                                                                      (20x) –

– 8:12-59 12Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”f13So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.”14Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified,* because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going.g15You judge by appearances,* but I do not judge anyone.h16And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me.i17Even in your law* it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified.j18I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.”k19So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” l20He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.m * 21He said to them again, “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin.* Where I am going you cannot come.”n22* So the Jews said, “He is not going to kill himself, is he, because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?”23He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.o24That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM,* you will die in your sins.”p25* So they said to him, “Who are you?”q Jesus said to them, “What I told you from the beginning.26I have much to say about you in condemnation. But the one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world.”r27They did not realize that he was speaking to them of the Father.28So Jesus said (to them), “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me.s29The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.”30Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him. *31Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him,* “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”t33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone.* How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”u34Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.v35A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son* always remains.w36So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.37I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you.38* I tell you what I have seen in the Father’s presence; then do what you have heard from the Father.” 39* They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus said to them,x “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works of Abraham.40But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this.41You are doing the works of your father!” [So] they said to him, “We are not illegitimate. We have one Father, God.”y42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.z43Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot bear to hear my word.44You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.a45But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.46Can any of you charge me with sin? If I am telling the truth, why do you not believe me?b47Whoever belongs to God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not listen, because you do not belong to God.”c 48The Jews answered and said to him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan* and are possessed?”49Jesus answered, “I am not possessed; I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.50I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the one who judges.d51Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.”e52(So) the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.’53Are you greater than our father Abraham,* who died? Or the prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?”f54Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’55You do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word.g56Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it* and was glad.h57So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?”*58* Jesus said to them,i “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.”59So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area.j

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– 9:13-41 13They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees.14Now Jesus had made clay* and opened his eyes on a sabbath.h15So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.”16So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” [But] others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them.i17So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”j 18Now the Jews did not believe that he had been blind and gained his sight until they summoned the parents of the one who had gained his sight.19They asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How does he now see?”20His parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.21We do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is of age; he can speak for himself.”22* k His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged him as the Messiah, he would be expelled from the synagogue.23For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; question him.”l 24So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give God the praise!* We know that this man is a sinner.”m25He replied, “If he is a sinner, I do not know. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.”26So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”27He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”28They ridiculed him and said, “You are that man’s disciple; we are disciples of Moses!29We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this one is from.”n30The man answered and said to them, “This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes.31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him.o32* It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind.33If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything.”p34They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out. 35When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”36He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he.”q38He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him.39* Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”r 40Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not also blind, are we?”s41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.t

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– 10:19-39  19Again there was a division among the Jews because of these words.i20Many of them said, “He is possessed and out of his mind; why listen to him?”j21Others said, “These are not the words of one possessed; surely a demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?”k 22The feast of the Dedication* was then taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter.l23* And Jesus walked about in the temple area on the Portico of Solomon.24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense?* If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”m25Jesus answered them, “I told you* and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify to me.n26But you do not believe, because you are not among my sheep.o27My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.p29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,* and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.q30* The Father and I are one.”r 31The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him.s32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?”33The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”t34* Jesus answered them,u “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?35If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside,36can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated* and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?v37If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me;38but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”w39[Then] they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.                                                                           36 –  2 +   

– 11:7-8 7Then after this he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”8The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and you want to go back there?”c                                                                             (4x)-

– 11:45-54 45Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.o46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.47So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs.p48If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come* and take away both our land and our nation.”49q But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year,* said to them, “You know nothing,50nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.”51He did not say this on his own, but since he was high priest for that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,52and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God.*53So from that day on they planned to kill him.r 54So Jesus no longer walked about in public among the Jews, but he left for the region near the desert, to a town called Ephraim,* and there he remained with his disciples.                                                                                                                                                                                       20x –

– 11:57   57For the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should inform them, so that they might arrest him.                                                                                                                   (2x) –

– 12:10-11  9[The] large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.g10And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,11because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him.h                                (6x) –

– 12:17-19  17* So the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from death continued to testify.18This was [also] why the crowd went to meet him, because they heard that he had done this sign.19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the whole world* has gone after him.”                                                                                                                                                                     (6x) –

– 12:42-43  –g42Nevertheless, many, even among the authorities, believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not acknowledge it openly in order not to be expelled from the synagogue.h43For they preferred human praise to the glory of God.i                                                                                                                                            2+           (2x) –

– 16:1-4 1“I have told you this so that you may not fall away.2They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour* is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.a3They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me.b4I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.                                                                            Divided                                                          3X –

– 18:1-14  1When he had said this, Jesus went out* with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered.a2Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples.3So Judas got a band of soldiers* and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.b4Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you looking for?”5They answered him, “Jesus the Nazorean.”* He said to them, “I AM.” Judas his betrayer was also with them.6When he said to them, “I AM,” they turned away and fell to the ground.7So he again asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” They said, “Jesus the Nazorean.”8Jesus answered, “I told you that I AM. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.”9* c This was to fulfill what he had said, “I have not lost any of those you gave me.”10Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear. The slave’s name was Malchus.*11Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into its scabbard. Shall I not drink the cup* that the Father gave me?”d 12e So the band of soldiers, the tribune, and the Jewish guards seized Jesus, bound him,13and brought him to Annas* first. He was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.f14It was Caiaphas who had counseled the Jews that it was better that one man should die rather than the people.g                                                                                             (26x) –

– 18:15- 17  h15Simon Peter and another disciple* followed Jesus. Now the other disciple was known to the high priest, and he entered the courtyard of the high priest with Jesus.16But Peter stood at the gate outside. So the other disciple, the acquaintance of the high priest, went out and spoke to the gatekeeper and brought Peter in.17Then the maid who was the gatekeeper said to Peter, “You are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.”                                                                                                                                                                             (8x) =

18:19-24  i19The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his doctrine.20Jesus answered him, “I have spoken publicly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue or in the temple area* where all the Jews gather, and in secret I said nothing.j21Why ask me? Ask those who heard me what I said to them. They know what I said.”22When he had said this, one of the temple guards standing there struck Jesus and said, “Is this the way you answer the high priest?”k23Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?”24Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas* the high priest.l                 (12x) –

– 18:28-35  28n Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium.* It was morning. And they themselves did not enter the praetorium, in order not to be defiled so that they could eat the Passover.29So Pilate came out to them and said, “What charge do you bring [against] this man?”30They answered and said to him, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.”31At this, Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.” The Jews answered him, “We do not have the right to execute anyone,”*32* in order that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled that he said indicating the kind of deatho he would die. .33So Pilate went back into the praetorium and summoned Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”34Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?”35Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”  18X –

– 18:38-40  When he had said this, he again went out to the Jews and said to them, “I find no guilt in him.39But you have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at Passover.* Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”40They cried out again, “Not this one but Barabbas!”*                                                                         (4x) –

– 19:4-7, 12  .4Once more Pilate went out and said to them, “Look, I am bringing him out to you, so that you may know that I find no guilt in him.”b5So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple cloak. And he said to them, “Behold, the man!”c6When the chief priests and the guards saw him they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him.”d7* The Jews answered,e “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”… g12Consequently, Pilate tried to release him; but the Jews cried out, “If you release him, you are not a Friend of Caesar.* Everyone who makes himself a king opposes Caesar.”h                                                                                           (12x) –

– 19:13-16  13When Pilate heard these words he brought Jesus out and seated him* on the judge’s bench in the place called Stone Pavement, in Hebrew, Gabbatha.14It was preparation day for Passover, and it was about noon.* And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your king!”15They cried out, “Take him away, take him away! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your king?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”16Then he handed him over to them to be crucified.*                                                                                                (8x) –

– 19:19-22  * Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.20Now many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.21So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that he said, ‘I am the King of the Jews.’”j22Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”                                                                                                                                                                                            (8x) –

– 19:31 31Now since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down.                                                                                                                                                       Leadership         (4x) –

– 19:38 38w After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus.                                                                                                                      Leadership 1+      1-

– 20:19  19On the evening of that first day of the week,j when the doors were locked, where the disciples* were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,                Leadership                         (2x) –

 

*Jewish People

Method note: Searched terms included Jewish, Jew, Israeli(te), Israel, Judea, Jerusalem, or inhabitants of other Jewish towns Jesus visited. Additionally, the terms ‘crowd,’ and ‘people’ were included if they refer to the Jewish people. To establish a more realistic assessment of how the terms are used, the tally also included other words, pronouns, and phrases that refer to Jewish people. To establish an evaluation of how the texts refer to this group (positive, negative, or neutral), the tally included pronouns and other nouns that directly relate to the Jewish people. This evaluation appears underneath the category in Table 2. The geographical terms are tallied only if they indicate Jesus’s presence to preach to the people.

Mark* Total:  172xt/40p/285sp.     175 Pos, 84 Neg, 26 Ntrl  

– 1:4-5, 8  4John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.5People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. 8* d I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit                                                                                                                                         (6x+)

– 1:21-28 21* k Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. 22l The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. 23* In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; 24* he cried out, “What have you to do with us,* Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” 25Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” 26The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him. 27All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.” 28His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee. (14x+)

– 1:45 44Then he said to him, “See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”r 45The man went away and began to publicize the whole matter. He spread the report abroad so that it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from everywhere.                                           (8x+)

– 2:1-5, 12-13  1* When Jesus returned to Capernauma after some days, it became known that he was at home.* 2Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them. 3They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. 5* When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” 6* Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, 7“Why does this man speak that way?* He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?”b 8Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? 9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? 10* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”— 11he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.” 12He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.” 13* c Once again he went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them                                                                                                           (14x+)

– 2:18  18The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast.e People came to him and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”            (4x) =

– 3:7-10 7* Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.c A large number of people [followed] from Galilee and from Judea. 8Hearing what he was doing, a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon. 9He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him. 10He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him.d                                                                                  (10x+)

– 3:20  20* He came home.* Again [the] crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.i 21When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”                            (2+) 2 –    (4x)

– 3:32  32A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers* [and your sisters] are outside asking for you.”                                                                                                                                                                                                (2x) +

– 4:1 1* On another occasiona he began to teach by the sea.* A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land.b                        (4x+)

– 4:35 -36 35* On that day, as evening drew on, he said to them, “Let us cross to the other side.”m36Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat just as he was.                                                                                             (2x) =

– 5:21, 24, 21When Jesus had crossed again [in the boat] to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea….24He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him…                                                                                                                                                                                                               (4x+)

– 5:39-40, 41  39* f So he went in and said to them, “Why this commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and entered the room where the child was. 41* He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” 42The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around.[At that] they were utterly astounded.                                       (6+ 2 – 2=            (10sp)

– 6:1-6 1a He departed from there and came to his native place,* accompanied by his disciples. 2* When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! 3b Is he not the carpenter,* the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4* c Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” 5So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there * apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. 6He was amazed at their lack of faith.                                                                                                                                                                                                      7 + 7-  (14x)

6:14- *14King Herod* heard about it, for his fame had become widespread, and people were saying,f “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him.”g                                   (4x)+

– 6:31-34 30The apostles* gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught.m 31* He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat.n 32So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.o 33People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them. 34When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (12x) +

– 6:40-45 40* The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.41Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to [his] disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all.*42They all ate and were satisfied.43And they picked up twelve wicker baskets full of fragments and what was left of the fish.44Those who ate [of the loaves] were five thousand men. 45Then he made his disciples get into the boatp and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida,* while he dismissed the crowd.                                                                                                                                                                                                       (10x) +

– 6:54-56  53r After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there. 54As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. 55They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.s                                                                                                                                                             (8x+)

– 7:1-7  Now when the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him,a2they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.3(For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands,* keeping the tradition of the elders.4And on coming from the marketplace they do not eat without purifying themselves. And there are many other things that they have traditionally observed, the purification of cups and jugs and kettles [and beds].)… 6He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:b ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 7In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’                                14xp-

– 7:14-15, 17  14d He summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand.15Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.”… 17* e When he got home away from the crowd his disciples questioned him about the parable.                                                                                                                                                                                         (6x)=

– 8:1-8  In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat,a he summoned the disciples and said,2“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.3If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.”4His disciples answered him, “Where can anyone get enough bread to satisfy them here in this deserted place?”5Still he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” “Seven,” they replied.6* He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd.7They also had a few fish. He said the blessing over them and ordered them distributed also.8They ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over—seven baskets.9There were about four thousand people.                                                             (18x) +

– 8:27-28 27Now Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.h Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”28They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.”                                                                                                                                                                                 (4x) =

8:34  34He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said* to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.                                                                                                                                (2x) +

– 9:14-17, 19, 25  14When they came to the disciples,f they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.15Immediately on seeing him, the whole crowd was utterly amazed. They ran up to him and greeted him.16He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?”17Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit. 19He said to them in reply, “O faithless generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you?… !”25Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit                                                                                                     6 + 4 =                   (10x)

– 10:1  He set out from there and went into the district of Judea [and] across the Jordan. Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom, he again taught them.                                                                                       (2x) +

– 10:13-14  13f And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.g14When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.                                                                                 (6x+)

– 10:46 46They came to Jericho.q And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging.                                                                                           (2x) +

– 11:8-10  7So they brought the colt to Jesus and put their cloaks over it. And he sat on it. 8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.9Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:b “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!”                                                 (8x) +

– 11:15-18  15They came to Jerusalem,e and on entering the temple area he began to drive out those selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.16He did not permit anyone to carry anything through the temple area.17Then he taught them saying, “Is it not written: ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’? But you have made it a den of thieves.”f  18The chief priests and the scribes came to hear of it and were seeking a way to put him to death, yet they feared him because the whole crowd was astonished at his teaching.                                                                                                             10x –

– 11:32  ’32But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”—they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet.                                                                                                                                                                                      (2x) +

– 12:35,37 35As Jesus was teaching in the temple area he said,n “How do the scribes claim that the Messiah is the son of David? 36David himself, inspired by the holy Spirit, said: ‘The Lord said to my lord, “Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet.”’o 37David himself calls him ‘lord’; so how is he his son?” [The] great crowd heard this with delight.                                                                                                                                                    (6x+)

– 13:9, 12, 13, 22  9d “Watch out for yourselves. They will hand you over to the courts. You will be beaten in synagogues. 12Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise cup against parents and have them put to death.13You will be hated by all because of my name. 22False messiahs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders in order to mislead, if that were possible, the elect.23Be watchful! I have told it all to you beforehand.                                                                                                                          (8x) –

– 14:1-2  The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread* were to take place in two days’ time.a So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death.2They said, “Not during the festival, for fear that there may be a riot among the people.”                                                                            4x +

– 14:43, 49  43l Then, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who had come from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 49Day after day I was with you teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me; but that the scriptures may be fulfilled.”                             6 –

– 14:56-60 They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 55The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they found none. 56Many gave false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57* Some took the stand and testified falsely against him, alleging, 58“We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.’”n 59Even so their testimony did not agree. 60The high priest rose before the assembly and questioned Jesus, saying, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?”                                                                                                                                   (12x) –

– 15:2.  2Pilate questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”* He said to him in reply, “You say so.”       2x +

– 15:8-15   *6Now on the occasion of the feast he (Pilate) used to release to them one prisoner whom they requested.c7A man called Barabbas* was then in prison along with the rebels who had committed murder in a rebellion. 8The crowd came forward and began to ask him to do for them as he was accustomed. 9Pilate answered, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” 10For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over11But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead. 12Pilate again said to them in reply, “Then what [do you want] me to do with [the man you call] the king of the Jews?” 13* They shouted again, “Crucify him.” 14Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” They only shouted the louder, “Crucify him.” 15* So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them and, after he had Jesus scourged, handed him over to be crucified.                                                                18 –

– 15:16-18. 16* d The soldiers led him away inside the palace, that is, the praetorium, and assembled the whole cohort.17They clothed him in purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him.18They began to salute him with, “Hail, King of the Jews!”19and kept striking his head with a reed and spitting upon him.                           6 =

– 15:26-27. 25It was nine o’clock in the morning* when they crucified him.26* The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.”                                                                                                                                               2 =

– 15:29-30  29* Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying,i “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30save yourself by coming down from the cross.”                                            (4x-)

– 15:40-41 40* There were also women looking on from a distance.m Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of the younger James and of Joses, and Salome. 41These women had followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered to him. There were also many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem. 6x+

Luke*  Jew 4xt Total: 343xt/64p/514sp    Pos 309 ,  Neg 176, Ntrl 29 

– 1:10 e10Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering,11the angel of the Lord appeared to him (Zechariah), standing at the right of the altar of incense.  (4x) +

– 1:16-17  15for he will be great in the sight of [the] Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink.* He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb,g16and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.17He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah* to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord.”   8x +

– 1:54  54He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,e 55according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”f                                                                                                  2sp +

– 1:68-80  j65Then fear came upon all their neighbors, and all these matters were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea.66All who heard these things took them to heart, saying, “What, then, will this child be?” For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. 67Then Zechariah his father, filled with the holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: 68* “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.k 69* He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant,l 70even as he promised through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old: 71salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,m 72to show mercy to our fathersn and to be mindful of his holy covenanto 73and of the oath he swore to Abraham our father,p and to grant us that,74rescued from the hand of enemies, without fear we might worship him75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.q 76And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord* to prepare his ways,r 77to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our Gods by which the daybreak from on high* will visit ust 79to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” 80The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the desert until the day of his manifestation to Israel.u   22sp +   4=  26x

– 2:10-11   d10The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.11* e For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.                                                                                                                                                                                                               4+

– 2:25, 29-30, 32, 34  25Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel,* and the holy Spirit was upon him…. 29“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, 30for my eyes have seen your salvation,j 31which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”k; … 34and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradictedl                                                                                                                         10x +

– 2:36-36There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,37and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.38And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.m                                                                                                                                                                                                8x +

– 3:7-8, 14  7He said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?g 8Produce good fruits as evidence of your repentance; and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.h 9Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” 11He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” 12Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?”j 13He answered them, “Stop collecting more than what is prescribed.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And what is it that we should do?” He told them, “Do not practice extortion, do not falsely accuse anyone, and be satisfied with your wages.                                                                                                                                                                                             (20x) –

– 3:15, 18  15k Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Messiah…. 18Exhorting them in many other ways, he preached good news to the people.                                  4x +

– 3:21 21o After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,* heaven was opened                                                                                                                                                                                                   2x +

– 4:14-15  14j Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread* throughout the whole region.k 15He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all.                                                                                          (4x) +

– 4:16-37  16He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom* into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read 17and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,* because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.m  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” 20Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. 21He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”* 22And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?”n23He said to them, “Surely you will quote me this proverb, ‘Physician, cure yourself,’ and say, ‘Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.’”*24And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.25* Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land.o26* It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephathp in the land of Sidon.27Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” q28When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury.29They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. 30But he passed through the midst of them and went away. 31* Jesus then went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the sabbath, 32and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. 33In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out in a loud voice, 34“Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?* I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”v 35Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. 36They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region. 36+  12-           (48x)

– 4:40, 42-44  x40At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them….42* At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. 43But he said to them, “To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.”a44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.                                                                    (8x) +

– 5:1-3  1b While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret.2He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets.3Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he asked him to put out a short distance from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat.                                                                             (8x) +

– 5:12-15  12Now there was a man full of leprosy* in one of the towns where he was; and when he saw Jesus, he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”13Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately.14Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but “Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;* that will be proof for them.”g15The report about him spread all the more, and great crowds assembled to listen to him and to be cured of their ailments,                                                                                        (10x) +

– 5:18-20, 25-26  17* One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees* and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was with him for healing. 18And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence. 19But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles* into the middle in front of Jesus. 20When he saw their faith, he said, “As for you, your sins are forgiven.” * 21Then the scribes* and Pharisees= began to ask themselves=, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?”j 22Jesus knew their= thoughts and said to them= in reply, “What are you= thinking in your hearts?k 23Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 24* l But that you= may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.” 25He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. 26Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, “We have seen incredible things today.”                                                                                                                                                                                               (14x) +

– 5:29  27After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” 28And leaving everything behind,* he got up and followed him. 29n Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were at table with them.                    (2x) +

– 6:17-19  17* And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon 18came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured. 19Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all.             (8x) +

– 7:1, 3, 5, 9  1* When he had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave. 4They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him, 5for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.” 9When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”                                         4+  2=    2x) –          8x

– 7:11-12, 16-17  11b Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. 12As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.c 13When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!” 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.d 16Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.”e 17This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.                                                                                                                                        (10x) +

– 7:24, 27-29  24* When the messengers of John had left, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John.i “What did you go out to the desert to see—a reed swayed by the wind? 25Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine garments? Those who dress luxuriously and live sumptuously are found in royal palaces. 26Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.j 27This is the one about whom scripture says: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, he will prepare your way before you.’k 28I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29l [All the people who listened, including the tax collectors, and who were baptized with the baptism of John, acknowledged the righteousness of God;                                                                                                                   (10x) +

– 7:31-34  31* “Then to what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?m 32They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’ 33For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ 34The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’n                                                                                         (8x) –

– 8:4  4* When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to him, he spoke in a parable.*                                                                                                                                                                  (2x) +

– 8:9-10 9Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be.10He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that ‘they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.’f                                                          (6x)-

– 8:19  19Then his mother and his brothers* came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd 2x) +

– 8:40-42   40r When Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41And a man named Jairus, an official of the synagogue, came forward. He fell at the feet of Jesus and begged him to come to his house, 42because he had an only daughter,* about twelve years old, and she was dying. As he went, the crowds almost crushed him. …                                                                                                                                                                    (6x) +

– 9:11-16  11The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.12As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”13h He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.” They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.”14Now the men there numbered about five thousand. Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of [about] fifty.”15They did so and made them all sit down.16Then taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.i                                                                                                                                                                   (16x) +

– 9:18-19  18j Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,* and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”19They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”                                                                                                                                                                           (4x) +

– 9:37-38, 41- 43  37u On the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. 38There was a man in the crowd who cried out, “Teacher, I beg you, look at my son; he is my only child. 39For a spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams and it convulses him until he foams at the mouth; it releases him only with difficulty, wearing him out. 40I begged your disciples to cast it out but they could not.” 41Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here.” 42As he was coming forward, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion; but Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and returned him to his father. 43And all were astonished by the majesty of God.                            9+  3 –      12x

– 10:13-15  13l “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!m For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15* n And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.’”                                                                                            (6x) –

– 11:14-16  14He was driving out a demon [that was] mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute person spoke and the crowds were amazed.15Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.”f16Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. 19If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out?                                        2 + 2 –  2 =                         6x

– 11:27-29  27While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him , “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”l28He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” 29While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them,m “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.n           (4x) –   4+  8x

– 11:44-46   x44Woe to you! You are like unseen graves* over which people unknowingly walk.”y 45Then one of the scholars of the law* said to him in reply, “Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.”z46And he said, “Woe also to you scholars of the law! You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them.                                                                                                                                                      (6x)+

– 12:1  1Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot.a                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (2x) +

– 12:13-  13* Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” 15Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.”                                                                                                                                                                         (4x) =

– 12:54-56  54He also said to the crowds, “When you see [a] cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; 55and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is. 56You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?                                                                                                  (8x) –

– 13:1-5  1At that time some people who were present there told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate* had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.2He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?a3By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent,b you will all perish as they did!4Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them*—do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?5By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!”                                                                                         (10) –

– 13:17  f17When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.                                                                                                                                                                               2+  

– 13:22-30  22He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.23Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them,24j “Strive to enter through the narrow door, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.k25After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’l26And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’27m Then he will say to you, ‘I do not know where [you] are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!’28n And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out.29And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.o30For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”                                                (20x)-

– 13:34-35   34“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling!35Behold, your house will be abandoned. [But] I tell you, you will not see me until [the time comes when] you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”                                                                             6x –

– 14:1  1a On a sabbath he went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully                                                                                                                                                                         2x)=

– 14:15-24  The Parable of the Great Feast. 15One of his fellow guests on hearing this said to him, “Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.” 16k He replied to him, “A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many. 17When the time for the dinner came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’ 18But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, ‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it; I ask you, consider me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen and am on my way to evaluate them; I ask you, consider me excused.’ 20And another said, ‘I have just married a woman, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21The servant went and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ 22The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’ 23The master then ordered the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come  in that my home may be filled. 24For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.’”                                                                                                                                                             22 –

– 14:25   25Great crowds were traveling with him, and he turned and addressed them, 26l “If any one comes to me without hating his father* and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.                                                                                                                                                                                   (2x) +

– 18:15-17  15* People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them,* and when the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.g16Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.                                                    (6x) +

– 18:36, 39, 43  35Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, 36and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. 37They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38s He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David,* have pity on me!” 39The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!” 40Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, 41“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”t 42Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”u 43He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.                                                                                                                                                                                                                (7x) =   7 +

– 19:3-9  1He came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.2Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,3was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. .4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.5When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.”6And he came down quickly and received him with joy.7When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”a8But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”b9* And Jesus said to him, “Today salvationc has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.10* d For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”                                                                                                                  (18x) +

– 19:36-37  36As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; 37and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. 38They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.* Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.”n 39Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”                                                                                                                                                                          (8x) +

– 19:45-48  45t Then Jesus entered the temple area* and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things,u 46saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’” v47And every day he was teaching in the temple area.w The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death,x48but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.                                                                       (4x) –     (4x)+.        8x

– 20:1, 6  1One day as he was teaching the people in the temple area and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and scribes, together with the elders, approached him2and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Or who is the one who gave you this authority?”b3He said to them in reply, “I shall ask you a question. Tell me,4was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin?”c5They discussed this among themselves, and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?d6But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ then all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”                    4x+

– 20:26 25So he said to them, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”n26They were unable to trap him by something he might say before the people, and so amazed were they at his reply that they fell silent.                                                                                                                                                           (2x)+

– 20:45  45Then, within the hearing of all the people, he said to [his] disciples,46“Be on guard against the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and love greetings in marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.x47They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.”                                                                                                                                 (2x)+

– 21:12-17  The Coming Persecution. 12g “Before all this happens,* however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.h 13It will lead to your giving testimony. 14Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, 15i for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking* that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. 16j You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.k 17You will be hated by all because of my name,                                                                         10 –

– 21:20-24  20n “When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, know that its desolation is at hand.o21Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains. Let those within the city escape from it, and let those in the countryside not enter the city,p22for these days are the time of punishment when all the scriptures are fulfilled.23Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people.q24They will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken as captives to all the Gentiles; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles* are fulfilled.r 25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.t26People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens* will be shaken.                                                                                                                                16 –

– 21:37-38  37During the day, Jesus was teaching in the temple area, but at night he would leave and stay at the place called the Mount of Olives.c38And all the people would get up early each morning to listen to him in the temple area.                                                                                                                                                                                               4X+

– 22:1-2  1a Now the feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover,* was drawing near,2b and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people.                2=           2x+

– 22:29-30  29and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me,p30that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.q                 4sp =

– 22:47-53  47While he was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas. He went up to Jesus to kiss him.48Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”49His disciples realized what was about to happen, and they asked, “Lord, shall we strike with a sword?”e50And one of them struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear.f51* But Jesus said in reply, “Stop, no more of this!” Then he touched the servant’s ear and healed him.52And Jesus said to the chief priests and temple guards and elders who had come for him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?g 53Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness.”h                                                                                                                                                                         12 –  2 +   14x

– 23:4-5  3Pilate asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” He said to him in reply, “You say so.”c c4Pilate then addressed the chief priests and the crowds, “I find this man not guilty.”5But they were adamant and said, “He is inciting the people with his teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where he began even to here.”d                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 –       3+   6x

– 23:13-24  13Pilate then summoned the chief priests, the rulers, and the people14and said to them, “You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt. I have conducted my investigation in your presence and have not found this man guilty of the charges you have brought against him,j15nor did Herod, for he sent him back to us. So no capital crime has been committed by him.16k Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him.”[17]* 18But all together they shouted out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us.”19(Now Barabbas had been imprisoned for a rebellion that had taken place in the city and for murder.)20Again Pilate addressed them, still wishing to release Jesus,21but they continued their shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”22Pilate addressed them a third time, “What evil has this man done? I found him guilty of no capital crime. Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him.”23With loud shouts, however, they persisted in calling for his crucifixion, and their voices prevailed.24The verdict of Pilate was that their demand should be granted.25So he released the man who had been imprisoned for rebellion and murder, for whom they asked, and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished.                                                                                                                 (22x) –

– 23:27-28  27A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. 28n Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children,                                                                                                                                                                      (4x) +

– 23:35  r35The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said,s “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God.”t36Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wineu37they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.”38Above him there was an inscription that read, “This is the King of the Jews.”                                                                                    2x =

– 23:48-49  48When all the people who had gathered for this spectacle saw what had happened, they returned home beating their breasts;c 49but all his acquaintances stood at a distance, including the women who had followed him from Galilee and saw these events.                                                                                                         (4x) +

– 24:19, 21  19And he replied to them, “What sort of things?” They said to him, “The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,… .21l But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;                                                                                                  (4x)+

– 24:47  47and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.                                                                                                                                                         2x =

Matthew* 228xt/57p/334/sp ; 184 Pos, 136Neg,  14 Ntrl

– 1:21- 21She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,* because he will save his people from their sins.”

2x  +

– 2:1-3 1When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod,* behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem,2saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star* at its rising and have come to do him homage.” a3When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.       (6x) +

– 2:5-6  5b They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.’                                                                                                                                              (4x) +

– 2:19-21  19When Herod had died, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt20and said,f “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.”*21He rose, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.                                                    6sp +

– 3:1, 5 1In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea*2[and] saying, “Repent,* for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”b … 5At that time Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him6and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.*                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6x +

– 4:15-16 12g When he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.13He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,h14that what had been said through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled:  15“Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,i the way to the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, 16the people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.”j                                                                                                       4x = 2 –  2+

– 4:23-25  23He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,* proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.m24* His fame spread to all of Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases and racked with pain, those who were possessed, lunatics, and paralytics, and he cured them.25n And great crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,* Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan followed him.                                                                                                                                    (8x) +

– 5:1  1* When he saw the crowds,* he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.2He began to teach them…                                                                                                                                                              (2x) +

– 5:34-35  ’34w But I say to you, do not swear at all;* not by heaven, for it is God’s throne;35nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.                                                                  2x +

– 7:28, 8:1  28* When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,                   (2x) +

– 8:1  1a When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.                                             (2x) +

– 8:10-12  10When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel* have I found such faith.11d I say to you,* many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the kingdom of heaven,12but the children of the kingdom will be driven out into the outer darkness, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”                              8x –

– 8:18 18h When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side.                           (2x) +

– 9:2, 8  2And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”b3At that, some of the scribes* said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”4Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts?5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?6* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”c7He rose and went home.8* When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings.                                                                                                                    (4x) +

– 9:23-26 23When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion,24he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.”* And they ridiculed him.25When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose.26And news of this spread throughout all that land.                                                                                                                                                                          2=  2 +  2 – 

– 9:32-33  32l As they were going out,* a demoniac who could not speak was brought to him,33and when the demon was driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”m                                                                                                                                                                                (4x) +

– 9:35-36  35*Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.36p At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned,* like sheep without a shepherd.                                        (6x) +

– 10:5-8, 5b Jesus sent out these twelve* after instructing them thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town.6c Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’d8* Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons.           6 +

– 10:12-23  12As you enter a house, wish it peace.13If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you.*14* h Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words—go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.15Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. 16j “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.17* But beware of people,k for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues,l18and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans.19When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say.m20For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.21* Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.22You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end* will be saved.23When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.*                                                24x –

– 11:7-10  7As they were going off, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?c8Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine clothing? Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.9Then why did you go out? To see a prophet?* Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.10This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.’d                                                                                                                        (8x) +

– 12:15  14But the Pharisees* went out and took counsel against him to put him to death.i *15When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. Many [people] followed him, and he cured them all,*                                 (2x) +

– 12:22-23  22k Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute. He cured the mute person so that he could speak and see.23* l All the crowd was astounded, and said, “Could this perhaps be the Son of David?”                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (4x) +

– 12:46  46x While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him.                                                                                                                                                                                          (2x) +

– 13:2-3  1* On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.a2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.3* And he spoke to them at length in parables,                                                                                                                                                    (4x) +

– 13:13-15  13* c This is why I speak to them in parables, because ‘they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.’14d Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says: ‘You shall indeed hear but not understand, you shall indeed look but never see. 15Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’                                                                                                                                 (8x) –

– 13:17  16e “But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.17Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.                                                                                                                                                                  (2x) +

– 13:34, 36  34* k All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables… 36Then, dismissing the crowds,* he went into the house.                                                                                      (2x) +

– 13:54-58  54* He came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue.p They were astonished* and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?q55Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?r56Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?”57And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.”s58And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.                                                                                                                                                                                                               5 +  5 –

– 14:5  3d Now Herod had arrested John, bound [him], and put him in prison on account of Herodias,* the wife of his brother Philip,4e for John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”5f Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the people, for they regarded him as a prophet.                                                                                          (2x) +

– 14:13-21   13g When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.14When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.15When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.”16[Jesus] said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.”17But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”18Then he said, “Bring them here to me,”19and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.20They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over*—twelve wicker baskets full.21Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children. *22h Then he made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.   (22x) +

– 14:35-36  34l After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret.35When the men of that place recognized him, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought to him all those who were sick36m and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak, and as many as touched it were healed.                                                                                                                                                                                                               (6x) +

– 15:8-9  7Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said: 8d ‘This people honors me with their lips,* but their hearts are far from me; 9e in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’”  (4x) –

– 15:10  10f He summoned the crowd and said to them, “Hear and understand.                                                    (2x) +

– 15:24-  24* He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”                                   2x =

– 15:30-31  29Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there.30l Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them.31The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the deformed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind able to see, and they glorified the God of Israel.                                                                                                                                                                                                    (6x) +

– 15:32-39  32m Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.”33The disciples said to him, “Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place to satisfy such a crowd?”34Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” “Seven,” they replied, “and a few fish.”35He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.36Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks,* broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.37n They all ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over—seven baskets full.38Those who ate were four thousand men, not counting women and children.39And when he had dismissed the crowds, he got into the boat and came to the district of Magadan.                                                                                                                                              (16x) +

– 16:13-14 13h When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi* he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”14i They replied, “Some say John the Baptist,* others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”                                                                                                                                                                            4x=

– 17:14-17  14h When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him,15and said, “Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic* and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water.16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”17i Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse* generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you?                                                                      3 +          3 –             6x

– 19:1-2  1* When Jesus* finished these words,* he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.2Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there.                                                                                         (2x) +

– 19:13-15  13f Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked them,14g but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”15After he placed his hands on them, he went away.                                                (6x) +

– 19:28  28* n Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.                                                                                                                                                                                                   4x=

– 20:29-31  29g As they left Jericho, a great crowd followed him.30h Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “[Lord,]* Son of David, have pity on us!”31The crowd warned them to be silent, but they called out all the more, “                                                                    2x +   2 –  

– 21:8-11  7* They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them.8* c The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.9d The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna* to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” 10And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken* and asked, “Who is this?”11And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet,* from Nazareth in Galilee.”                                                                                                                                 (10x) +

– 21:12-13  12e Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those engaged in selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.* f13g And he said to them, “It is written: ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’* but you are making it a den of thieves.”         (6x) –

– 21:26  ’26* p But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we fear the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet.”  (2x) –

– 21:46  45When the chief priests and the Pharisees* heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking about them.46And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.                                                                                                                                                                                               (2x) +

– 22:1-14  Parable of the Wedding Feast  1a Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying,2“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast* for his son.3* He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.4A second time he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those invited: “Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast.”’5Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.6b The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.7* The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.8Then he said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.9Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.’10The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,* and the hall was filled with guests.11* But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.12He said to him, ‘My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?’ But he was reduced to silence.13* c Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’14Many are invited, but few are chosen.”                                                                                                                                                                                                26x –

– 22:33  33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.                                                     (2x) +

– 23:1, 4  1a Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,2* saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. 3Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice.4b They tie up heavy burdens* [hard to carry] and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them.                                                           (8x) +

– 23:37-38  37r “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling!s38t Behold, your house will be abandoned, desolate.                                                                                       4 –

– 26:5  4b and they consulted together to arrest Jesus by treachery and put him to death.5But they said, “Not during the festival,* that there may not be a riot among the people.”                                                                          (2x) +

– 26:60  59The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin* kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death,60a but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two*came forward61who stated, “This man said, ‘I can destroy the temple of God and within three days rebuild it.’”  4 –

– 27:11 11e Now Jesus stood before the governor, and he questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”* Jesus said, “You say so.”                                                                                                                                                                             2 =

– 27:15-17, 20-26  15* g Now on the occasion of the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.16* And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [Jesus] Barabbas.17So when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, “Which one do you want me to release to you, [Jesus] Barabbas, or Jesus called Messiah?”20h The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas but to destroy Jesus.21The governor said to them in reply, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” They answered, “Barabbas!”22* Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus called Messiah?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”23But he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” They only shouted the louder, “Let him be crucified!”24* i When Pilate saw that he was not succeeding at all, but that a riot was breaking out instead, he took water and washed his hands in the sight of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. Look to it yourselves.”25And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.”26Then he released Barabbas to them, but after he had Jesus scourged,* he handed him over to be crucified.       22 –

– 27:29  .28They stripped off his clothes and threw a scarlet military cloak* about him.29k Weaving a crown out of thorns,* they placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”                                                                                                                                                           2 –

– 27:36-37. 36then they sat down and kept watch over him there.37And they placed over his head the written charge* against him: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.                                                                                                 2 –

28:11-15 11While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had happened.12They assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,13telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’14And if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy [him] and keep you out of trouble.”15The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present [day]. (10x –  

John* – Jew*(64xt) includes king of the Jews.  248xt/42p/348sp   Pos 146  Neg 166  Ntrl 36

  Jews referring to people 10xt, crowd: (220sp) 109+ 93- 18=  

– Jews referring to authorities: (325sp) 21+ 302- 2=

People: 17xt.  Crowd: 20xt, most of both refer to Jews

– 1:11-13 11He came to what was his own, but his own people* did not accept him. 12i But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,13* j who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God                                   3-  3+     (6x)

– 1:31 JB: 31I did not know him,* but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.”                                                                                                                                                                                 2+

– 1:49  49Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God;* you are the King of Israel.”d50Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?* You will see greater things than this.                                                                                                                                                                                                4x+

– 2:13-16  13* Since the Passover* of the Jews was near,f Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14* He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,* as well as the money-changers seated there.g15He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables,16and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”                                                                                                             2 =          8x –

– 2:23-24  23While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name when they saw the signs he was doing.m24But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all,25and did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He himself understood it well.                              3+  3- 6x

3:11-12. 9Nicodemus answered and said to him, “How can this happen?”10Jesus answered and said to him, “You are the teacher of Israel and you do not understand this?11Amen, amen, I say to you, we speak of what we know and we testify to what we have seen, but you people do not accept our testimony.g12If I tell you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?h                               (4x)-

– 3:19  m19* And this is the verdict,n that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.                                                                                                                                                  (2x) –

– 3:22-23  22* After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing.q23John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim,* because there was an abundance of water there, and people came to be baptized,                                                                                                                                      (4x) +

– 3:25  25Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew* about ceremonial washings.                (2x) –

– 4:9  9* The Samaritan woman said to him, “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?”b (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (4x)=

– 4:20, -23  f19The woman said to him, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet.g20Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain;* but you people say that the place to worship is in Jerusalem.”h21Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.22You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.                                                                                                                                                                               6 =   2 +                 8x

– 4:45  45When he came into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, since they had seen all he had done in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves had gone to the feast.                                                                                                     (2x) +

– 5:1 1After this, there was a feast* of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.                                                              (2x)=

– 5:13  13The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there.                                                                                                                                                                                                         (2x) =

– 6:1-15  1a After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee [of Tiberias].*2A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.3Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.4The Jewish feast of Passover was near.b5* When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip,c “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”6* He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.7Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages* worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit].”d8One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves* and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”e10Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass* in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.f11Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.g12When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”13So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets* with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.14When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet,* the one who is to come into the world.”h15Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.i                                                                                                                                     (28x) +

– 6:22, 24-25  22* The next day, the crowd that remained across the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not gone along with his disciples in the boat, but only his disciples had left….24When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.25And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”                                                                                                                                                                                      (8x) +

– 6:41-43  41The Jews murmured about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven,”42and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”v43Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop murmuring* among yourselves.                                                                                                                                                                                       (6x) –

– 6:52,59  52The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?”… 59These things he said while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.         64But there are some of you who do not believe.” Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him.                                                                                                                                                                                        2 =  2 –  2 +           6x

– 7:12-13. 12And there was considerable murmuring about him in the crowds. Some said, “He is a good man,” [while] others said, “No; on the contrary, he misleads the crowd.”13Still, no one spoke openly about him because they were afraid of the Jews.                                                                                                                                              2 +  2 –    (4X)

– 7:14-15  *14When the feast was already half over, Jesus went up into the temple area and began to teach.15* f The Jews were amazed and said, “How does he know scripture without having studied?”                                      (4x) +

– 7-19-20, 25-32, 35  19Did not Moses give you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?”h20The crowd answered, “You are possessed!…25So some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said, “Is he not the one they are trying to kill?26And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him. Could the authorities*have realized that he is the Messiah?27But we know where he is from. When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” 30So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him, because his hour had not yet come.q31But many of the crowd began to believe in him, and said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man has done?”r *32The Pharisees heard the crowd murmuring about him to this effect, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent guards to arrest him.                                       4 +  14 –    18x

– 7:40-44, 49  40Some in the crowd who heard these words said, “This is truly the Prophet.”x41Others said, “This is the Messiah.” But others said, “The Messiah will not come from Galilee, will he?42Does not scripture say that the Messiah will be of David’s family and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”y43So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.44Some of them even wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.45So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?”46The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this one.”47So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?48Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?z49But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.”                                                                                             10 +  4 –              14x

– 8:2  a2But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them.                                                                                                                                                           2 +   

– 8:12-59 12Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”f13So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.”14Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified,* because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going.g15You judge by appearances,* but I do not judge anyone.h16And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me.i17Even in your law* it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified.j18I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.”k19So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” l20He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.m *21He said to them again, “I am going away and you will look for me, but you will die in your sin.* Where I am going you cannot come.”n22* So the Jews said, “He is not going to kill himself, is he, because he said, ‘Where I am going you cannot come’?”23He said to them, “You belong to what is below, I belong to what is above. You belong to this world, but I do not belong to this world.o24That is why I told you that you will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I AM,* you will die in your sins.”p25* So they said to him, “Who are you?”q Jesus said to them, “What I told you from the beginning.26I have much to say about you in condemnation. But the one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world.”r27They did not realize that he was speaking to them of the Father.28So Jesus said (to them), “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me.s29The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.”30Because he spoke this way, many came to believe in him. *31Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him,* “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”t33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone.* How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”u34Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.v35A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son* always remains.w36So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.37I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are trying to kill me, because my word has no room among you.38* I tell you what I have seen in the Father’s presence; then do what you have heard from the Father.” 39* They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.” Jesus said to them,x “If you were Abraham’s children, you would be doing the works of Abraham.40But now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God; Abraham did not do this.41You are doing the works of your father!” [So] they said to him, “We are not illegitimate. We have one Father, God.”y42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.z43Why do you not understand what I am saying? Because you cannot bear to hear my word.44You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.a45But because I speak the truth, you do not believe me.46Can any of you charge me with sin? If I am telling the truth, why do you not believe me?b47Whoever belongs to God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not listen, because you do not belong to God.”c 48The Jews answered and said to him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan* and are possessed?”49Jesus answered, “I am not possessed; I honor my Father, but you dishonor me.50I do not seek my own glory; there is one who seeks it and he is the one who judges.d51Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.”e52(So) the Jews said to him, “Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.’53Are you greater than our father Abraham,* who died? Or the prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?”f54Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’55You do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word.g56Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it* and was glad.h57So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?”*58* Jesus said to them,i “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.”59So they picked up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid and went out of the temple area.j                    

Autho & pple divided count half of pronouns as xt34/34                                                    49sp –  2+  

– 9:13-41 13They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees.14Now Jesus had made clay* and opened his eyes on a sabbath.h15So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.”16So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” [But] others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them.i17So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”j 18Now the Jews did not believe that he had been blind and gained his sight until they summoned the parents of the one who had gained his sight.19They asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How does he now see?”20His parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.21We do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is of age; he can speak for himself.”22* k His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged him as the Messiah, he would be expelled from the synagogue.23For this reason his parents said, “He is of age; question him.”l 24So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give God the praise!* We know that this man is a sinner.”m25He replied, “If he is a sinner, I do not know. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.”26So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”27He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”28They ridiculed him and said, “You are that man’s disciple; we are disciples of Moses!29We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this one is from.”n30The man answered and said to them, “This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes.31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him.o32* It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind.33If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything.”p34They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out. 35When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”36He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he.”q38He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him.39* Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”r 40Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not also blind, are we?”s41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.t                                                                                                                                                                                            Divided                                People 28 +

– 11:17-19 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles away. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.                                                                                                                                                                (4x)+

– 11:31 28When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, “The teacher is here and is asking for you.”29As soon as she heard this, she rose quickly and went to him.30For Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still where Martha had met him. 31So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, presuming that she was going to the tomb to weep there.                                                                                                                                                                                           (4x) +

– 11:33 When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed and deeply troubled,…                                                                                                                                                                            (2x)+

– 11:35-37 35And Jesus wept.m36So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.”37But some of them said, “Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died?”                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 – 2+       4X

– 11:41-42  41So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father,* I thank you for hearing me.42I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.”                                                                                                                                                                                      (2x) +

– 11:45-46 45Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.o46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.                             2 +   2 –     4x

– 11:50  49q But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year,* said to them, “You know nothing,50nor do you consider that it is better for you that one man should die instead of the people, so that the whole nation may not perish.”                                                                                                                                                                                            (2x) =

– 11:55-57   55Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before Passover to purify* themselves.s56They looked for Jesus and said to one another as they were in the temple area, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?”57For the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should inform them, so that they might arrest him.    2=   6 –    8x

– 12:9, 11  9[The] large crowd of the Jews found out that he was there and came, not only because of Jesus, but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.g10And the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus too,11because many of the Jews were turning away and believing in Jesus because of him.                  (4x) +

– 12:12-18  12i On the next day, when the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,13they took palm branches* and went out to meet him, and cried out: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, [even] the king of Israel.”j 14Jesus found an ass and sat upon it, as is written: 15“Fear no more, O daughter Zion;* see, your king comes, seated upon an ass’s colt.”k16His disciples did not understand this at first, but when Jesus had been glorified they remembered that these things were written about him and that they had done this* for him.l17* So the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from death continued to testify.18This was [also] why the crowd went to meet him, because they heard that he had done this sign.                                                                                                                                              (14x) +

– 12:28-40  u28Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”v29The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder; but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”w30Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come for my sake but for yours.x31Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world* will be driven out.y32And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”z33He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.34So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the law that the Messiah remains forever.* Then how can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of an?”a35Jesus said to them, “The light will be among you only a little while. Walk while you have the light, so that darkness may not overcome you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where he is going.b36While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.”c After he had said this, Jesus left and hid from them.37* d Although he had performed so many signs in their presence they did not believe in him,38* in order that the word which Isaiah the prophet spoke might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed our preaching, to whom has the might of the Lord been revealed?”e 39For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said: 40“He blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not see with their eyes and understand with their heart and be converted, and I would heal them.”f  28X –

– 15:18-25  18“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.n19If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.o20Remember the word I spoke to you,* ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.p21And they will do all these things to you on account of my name,* because they do not know the one who sent me.q q22If I had not come and spoken* to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin.r23Whoever hates me also hates my Father.s24If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father.t25But in order that the word written in their law* might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’u                                                                                                                              18X –

– 16:1-3 1“I have told you this so that you may not fall away.2They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour* is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.a3They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me.b4I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.                                                                        Divided                                             People 3X –

– 17:1-2   1When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven* and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,a2* just as you gave him authority over all people,b so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him. Here Jesus indicates he has authority over all people (suggesting not only Jews), yet he continues to say  “so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him,” which were supposedly Jews only.    Do not count.

– 18:20  19The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his doctrine 20Jesus answered him, “I have spoken publicly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue or in the temple area* where all the Jews gather, and in secret I have said nothing.                                                                                                                             2x +

– 18:33-36  .33So Pilate went back into the praetorium and summoned Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”34Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?”35Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?”  p36Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants [would] be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.                                             4 =   6 –  10x

– 18:39. .39But you have a custom that I release one prisoner to you at Passover.* Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?”                                                                                                                                                     2 =

– 19:3. 1* a Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.2And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak,3and they came to him and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!”  2 – 19:19-21. 19* Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.”20Now many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek.21So the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that he said, ‘I am the King of the Jews.                                                                              8 =

 

*Power

Method note: This section identifies and includes every specific miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospels as symbols of his power. Words searched include the following: power, might, authority, command, follow, order, rule(r), drive out, speak languages, pick up serpents, drink deadly drinks, heal, sign, wealth/riches. The word signs (48xt) standing for mighty deeds or miracles done by Jesus occurs more often in John while in the synoptics, in many instances, the term may signal things to come, e.g., wars, earthquakes, stars falling from the sky, etc., and few instances in which the Pharisees ask Jesus to do a miraculous deed to legitimize his claim. Other passages suggesting any of these words are identified, counted as a single xt, and added to the totals. Each passage describing a miracle, no matter its length, is tallied as 1xt and is equivalent to 1p as well. The category ranks high, mostly because of space (sp) allocated to miracles narrated in the text. The phrase “Don’t count, miracle” means that passages are not tallied as p and sp because they are already included in the Miracles Category count; only xt  is tallied in these instances.

Mark*  Total 106xt/34p/236sp + 23xt(M)/23p/404sp = 129xt/57p/640sp  

-1:4-6, 7-8  4John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.5People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. 7And this is what he proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.8* d I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.”                                                                     8x

1:16-20  *16j As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen.17Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”18Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.19He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets.20Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.                                                                           10x

1:21-28  21* k Then they came to Capernaum, and on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.22l The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.23* In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit;24* he cried out, “What have you to do with us,* Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”25Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!”26The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.27All were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.”28His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee.

Don’t count   Miracle

1:39  39So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.                                                                                                                                 Don’t count   Miracle    

– 2:1-12  When Jesus returned to Capernauma after some days, it became known that he was at home.*2Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them, not even around the door, and he preached the word to them.3They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.4Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.5* When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.”6* Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,7“Why does this man speak that way?* He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?”b8Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?10* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”—11he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”12He rose, picked up his mat at once, and went away in the sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”Don’t count  Miracle

2:13-15  13* c Once again he went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them.14d As he passed by,* he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.15While he was at table in his house,* many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him.                                                                                                  6x

– 2:23-26  23As he was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.f 24At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?”g 25He said to them, “Have you never read what David did* when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry? 26How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only the priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?”h                               (10x)

3:7-8  7* Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.c A large number of people [followed] from Galilee and from Judea.8Hearing what he was doing, a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem, from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan, and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.                                           6x

– 3:13-15  13f He went up the mountain* and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him.14g He appointed twelve [whom he also named apostles] that they might be with him* and he might send them forth to preach15and to have authority to drive out demons:                                                                                                  (4x)

3:22-23  j22The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,”*and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”k .23Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan?                                                                                                                                                                           4x

– 4:2-3, 7, 19  2And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his instruction he said to them, 3* “Hear this! A sower went out to sow. … 7Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain. … 18Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word, 19but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit.                                                                                                                                                                                               (8x)

– 5:21-34  21When Jesus had crossed again [in the boat] to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.c22One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.d Seeing him he fell at his feet23and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her* that she may get well and live.”24He went off with him, and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him. 25There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.26She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.27She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak.28* She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”29Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.30Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?”31But his disciples said to him, “You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?’”32And he looked around to see who had done it.33The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.34He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”e                                                                     Don’t count                Miracles

5:41-43  41* He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”42The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. [At that] they were utterly astounded.43He gave strict orders that no one should know this and said that she should be given something to eat.                                                                          Don’t Count Mir

–  6:1-5  He departed from there and came to his native place,* accompanied by his disciples.2* When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!3b Is he not the carpenter,* the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.4* c Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.”5So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,* apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them.6He was amazed at their lack of faith. 14x

– 6:7, 12-13 7d He summoned the Twelve* and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. … 12So they went off and preached repentance. 13* They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sicke and cured them.                                                                                             (4x)

– 6:14  14King Herod* heard about it, for his fame had become widespread, and people were saying,f “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him.”g                         4x)

6:26-28  26The king was deeply distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests he did not wish to break his word to her.27l So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders to bring back his head. He went off and beheaded him in the prison.28He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl.                         6x

– 6:38-42  38He asked them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out they said, “Five loaves and two fish.”39So he gave orders to have them sit down in groups on the green grass.40* The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.41Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to [his] disciples to set before the people; he also divided the two fish among them all.*42They all ate and were satisfied.  Don’t count    Miracle

7:5-7  ].)5So the Pharisees and scribes questioned him, “Why do your disciples not follow the tradition of the elders* but instead eat a meal with unclean hands?”6He responded, “Well did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites, as it is written:b ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 7In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines human precepts.’                                                                                                6x

7:26  .26The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she begged him to drive the demon out of her daughter.                                                                                                                                                                                       2x

7:35-36  !”)35And [immediately] the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.36* He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it.                                                        Don’t count. Miracle

8:6-8  .6* He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd.7They also had a few fish. He said the blessing over them and ordered them distributed also.8They ate and were satisfied.                                                                                          Don’t count   Miracle

8:11-12  .11* The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with him,b seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him.c12He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”                                                                                                                            4x

8:34  34He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said* to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.                                                                                                                              2x

– 8:36  j35For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel* will save it.k36What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?37What could one give in exchange for his life?                                                                                                                                                 (2x)

– 9:1 1* a He also said to them, “Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come in power.”                                                                                                             (4x)

9:18, 28-29   “Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit.18Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable to do so.”… 20They brought the boy to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions. As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around and foam at the mouth.21Then he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” He replied, “Since childhood.22It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”23Jesus said to him, “‘If you can!’ Everything is possible to one who has faith.”24Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”25Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering, rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it, “Mute and deaf spirit, I command you: come out of him and never enter him again!”26Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out. He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, “He is dead!”27But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.28When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, “Why could we not drive it out?”29* He said to them, “This kind can only come out through prayer.”                                                                                              Don’t count  miracle

9:38-40  *38John said to him,l “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”39Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me.40For whoever is not against us is for us.  6x

10:2-5  .2* The Pharisees approached and asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” They were testing him.a3He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”4They replied, “Moses permitted him to write a bill of divorce and dismiss her.”b5But Jesus told them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this commandment.                                                                                                                                                                             6x 10:21-22  17i As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good?* No one is good but God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”j 20He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” 21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor  and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.                                                                                                                                                                    (4x)

– 10:23-30  23* Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” k 24The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in reply, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to pass through [the] eye of [a] needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”                                                                                                                        (10x)

10:32  .32m They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.                                                                                                                                   2x

– 10:35-45 n 35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36He replied, “What do you wish [me] to do for you?” 37They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.” 38* o Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39They said to him, “We can.” Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John. 42* Jesus summoned them and said to them,p “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. 43But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; 44whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. 45For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”                                                                                                                                                  (22x)

10:50-52  .*46They came to Jericho.q And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging.47On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”48And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”49Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, he is calling you.”50He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.51Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”52Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.                                                                                         4x

11:9  9Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:b “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!                                                                                                                                                                                2x

11:15-17  *15They came to Jerusalem,e and on entering the temple area he began to drive out those selling and buying there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 16He did not permit anyone to carry anything through the temple area.17Then he taught them saying, “Is it not written: ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples’? But you have made it a den of thieves.”f  8x

– 11:27-33  27They returned once more to Jerusalem.l As he was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders approached him28and said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?”29Jesus said to them, “I shall ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.30Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.”31They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘[Then] why did you not believe him?’32But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”—they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet.33So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”                                                                                                           (14x)

– 12:1-9  1He began to speak to them in parables.a “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey.b 2At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. 3But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 4Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. 5He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. 6He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ (Love) 7But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. 9What [then] will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others.                        (18x)

12:24  24Jesus said to them, “Are you not misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2x

– 13:3-8  .3* As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple area, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately,b4“Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be when all these things are about to come to an end?”5Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one deceives you.c6Many will come in my name saying, ‘I am he,’ and they will deceive many. 7When you hear of wars and reports of wars do not be alarmed; such things must happen, but it will not yet be the end.8Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes from place to place and there will be famines. These are the beginnings of the labor pains                                                                                                                                                                                      (12x)

– 13:22, 24-27.22False messiahs and false prophets will arise and will perform signs and wonders in order to mislead, if that were possible, the elect.24j “But in those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,k 25and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26* l And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory, 27and then he will send out the angels and gather [his] elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.                                                                                                                                                                                                               (10x)

14:13-16  13He sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city (order) and a man will meet you, carrying a jar of water.* Follow him.14Wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’15Then he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.”16The disciples then went off, entered the city, and found it just as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover.                                                                            10x

– 14:62 Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?” 62Then Jesus answered, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’”                                                                                                                         (2x)

16:9, 15-18  [9e When he had risen, early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons… 15i He said to them,(order) “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.17These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons, they will speak new languages.18They will pick up serpents [with their hands], and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them. They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”j                                        Don’t count Miracle

Luke*   136xt/46p/344sp + 25xt(M)/25p/420sp = 161xt/71p/764sp

– 1:1-3-17  13But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid,* Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John.f14And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth,15for he will be great in the sight of [the] Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink.* He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb,g16and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.17He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah* to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord.”                                                                                                                            Don’t count Miracles

– 1:30-37  30Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31n Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. 32o He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,* and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, 33and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no endpowerp 34But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”* 35And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.q 36And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived* a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; 37for nothing will be impossible for God.”    Don’t count Miracles

1:49:55  49The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.z 50His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.a 51He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.b 52He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.c 53The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.d 54He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,e 55according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”                                                                                  10x

3:16  16* John answered them all, saying,l “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.                        4x

– 4:1-14 1a Filled with the holy Spirit,* Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert2for forty days,* to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry.b3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”4Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” 5Then he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant. 6The devil said to him, “I shall give to you all this power and their glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I may give it to whomever I wish.d 7All this will be yours, if you worship me.” 8Jesus said to him in reply, “It is written: ‘You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.’”e 9* Then he led him to Jerusalem, made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,10for it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’f11and: ‘With their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”g12Jesus said to him in reply, “It also says, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’” h13* When the devil had finished every temptation,i he departed from him for a time. 14j Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread* throughout the whole region.k                                                  (26x)

– 4:16-21 16He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom* into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read 17and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: 18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,* because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.m  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, 19and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” 20Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. 21He said to them, “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”*                                                                      (14x)

– 4:31-37  31* Jesus then went down to Capernaum,r a town of Galilee.s He taught them on the sabbath, 32and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority 33In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon,u and he cried out in a loud voice, 34“Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?* I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”v 35Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. 36They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.                                                                                Don’t count Miracle      

5:5   5Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.”6When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4x

5:10-11  . Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”d11When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything* and followed him                                                                                             4x

5:13  13Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately.14Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but “Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed;* that will be proof for them.”g15The report about him spread all the more, and great crowds assembled to listen to him and to be cured of their ailments.                             Don’t count  Miracles

5:17-25  17* One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees* and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was with him for healing.18And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set [him] in his presence.19But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles* into the middle in front of Jesus.20When he saw their faith, he said, “As for you, your sins are forgiven.”*21Then the scribes* and Pharisees began to ask themselves, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?”j22Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts?k23Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?24* l But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”25He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God.  Don’t count       Miracle

5:27-28  27After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.”28And leaving everything behind,* he got up and followed him.                                                      4x

– 6:6-11  6e On another sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.7The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him.f8But he realized their intentions and said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up and stand before us.” And he rose and stood there.g9Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?”10Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored.                                                                                                                   Don’t count           Miracle

– 6:17-19  17* And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground. A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon18came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured.19Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him because power came forth from him and healed them all.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (8x)

– 6:24-26 – 6:24-26  24But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.o 25But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. 26Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.                      (6x)

– 6:46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command?                                                                    (2x)

– 7:1-10 1* When he had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum.*2A centurion* there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him.3When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave.4They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him,5for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.”6And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.*7Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed.8For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”9When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10When the messengers returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.                           Don’t count Miracle

8:25  25Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” But they were filled with awe and amazed and said to one another, “Who then is this, who commands even the winds and the sea, and they obey him?”                    4x

8:29 29For he had ordered the unclean spirit to come out of the man.                    Don’t count Miracle     

8:46  .43And a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years,* who [had spent her whole livelihood on doctors and] was unable to be cured by anyone,44came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. Immediately her bleeding stopped.45Jesus then asked, “Who touched me?” While all were denying it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds are pushing and pressing in upon you.”46But Jesus said, “Someone has touched me; for I know that power has gone out from me.”s47When the woman realized that she had not escaped notice, she came forward trembling. Falling down before him, she explained in the presence of all the people why she had touched him and how she had been healed immediately.48He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace.”t                                                                                           Don’t count Miracle

9:1-2, 6  1a He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, 2and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal [the sick].   6Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere.                                                      6x)

9:11  11The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.                                                                                          2x

9:23  23Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily* and follow me                                                                                                                                                                           2x

9:57, 59-62  57d As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 59And to another he said, “Follow me.” But he replied, “[Lord,] let me go first and bury my father.”60But he answered him, “Let the dead bury their dead.* But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”61e And another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home.”62[To him] Jesus said, “No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.”                      10x

10:13  13l “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!m For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.                     4x

– 10:17-19  17The seventy [-two] returned rejoicing, and said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” 18Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning* from the sky.p 19Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.q                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (6x)

– 11:14-20   14He was driving out a demon [that was] mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute person spoke and the crowds were amazed.15Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.”f16Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.g17But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house.18And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons.19If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.20But if it is by the finger of God that [I] drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.                                                                                                                    Don’t Count     Miracle

11:29-30  29While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them,m “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.n30Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.                                                                                      4x

– 12:4-5 4I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more.5I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna;* yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.                                                                                                                                                                                (4x)

-12:11-12  11When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities,g do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. 12For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”                                                                                                                                                                          (4x)

– 13:10-13. 10He was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.11And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.12When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, “Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.”13He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.            Do not count Miracle

14:17, 21-23  17When the time for the dinner came, he dispatched his servant (order) to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’21The servant went and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’22The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’23The master then ordered the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be filled.                                                                                                                           10x

15:21-22, 29  21His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’22But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet…. .29He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends  .    8x

– 16:19-31  19“There was a rich man* who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. 20And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,i 21who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. 22When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and from the netherworld,* where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’  25Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.j 26Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ 27He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, 28for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’  29But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’ 30* He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’”                                                                                                                                                         (28x)

17:9  9Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?10So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants;                                                                4x

18:22-23  22* l When Jesus heard this he said to him, “There is still one thing left for you: sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”23But when he heard this he became quite sad, for he was very rich.                                                                                                                             4x

18:28  m28Then Peter said, “We have given up our possessions and followed you.”                                           2x

18:42  !”40Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him,41“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”t42Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”u43He immediately received his sight and followed him.                                                                                                       Don’t count Miracle

– 19:12-27 11e While they were listening to him speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God would appear there immediately.12So he said, “A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return.f13He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins* and told them, ‘Engage in trade with these until I return.’14His fellow citizens, however, despised him and sent a delegation after him to announce, ‘We do not want this man to be our king.’15But when he returned after obtaining the kingship, he had the servants called, to whom he had given the money, to learn what they had gained by trading…. 27Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.’”                                                                                                        (16x)

19:37  37and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen.                                                       4x

– 19:41-44  41o As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it,p 42saying, “If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.q 43* For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides.r 44They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.”                                                                                                                      (8x)

– 19:45-46 45t Then Jesus entered the temple area* and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things,u46saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.’”                                                                                                                                                                                              (4x)

– 20:1-7  1One day as he was teaching the people in the temple area and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and scribes, together with the elders, approached him 2and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Or who is the one who gave you this authority?”b 3He said to them in reply, “I shall ask you a question. Tell me, 4was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin?”c 5They discussed this among themselves, and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’d 6But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ then all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know from where it came. 8Then Jesus said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.”                                                                                                                                                    (14x)

20:9-18  9e Then he proceeded to tell the people this parable. “[A] man planted a vineyard, leased it to tenant farmers, and then went on a journey for a long time.f10At harvest time he sent a servantg to the tenant farmers to receive some of the produce of the vineyard. But they beat the servant and sent him away empty-handed.11So he proceeded to send another servant, but him also they beat and insulted and sent away empty-handed.12Then he proceeded to send a third, but this one too they wounded and threw out.13The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him.’h14But when the tenant farmers saw him they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him that the inheritance may become ours.’15So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.* What will the owner of the vineyard do to them?16He will come and put those tenant farmers to death and turn over the vineyard to others.” When the people heard this, they exclaimed, “Let it not be so!”17But he looked at them and asked, “What then does this scripture passage mean: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?i 18Everyone who falls on that stone will be dashed to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls.”                                                                                    22x

20:20  20* They watched him closely and sent agents pretending to be righteous who were to trap him in speech,l in order to hand him over to the authority and power of the governor                                                             4x

– 21:7-19  7d Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”8He answered,  “See that you not be deceived, for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’* Do not follow them e9When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.”10Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.f11There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky. 2g “Before all this happens,* however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.h 13It will lead to your giving testimony. 14Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, 15i for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking* that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. 16j You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.k 17You will be hated by all because of my name, 18but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.l 19By your perseverance you will secure your lives.                                                                                                                                                                                     (24x)

– 21:25-27  25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.t 26People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens* will be shaken.u 27And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.v v28But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”                                                                                                                                               (8x)

22:10-13  10And he answered them, “When you go into the city, a man will meet you carrying a jar of water.* (order) Follow him into the house that he enters11and say to the master of the house, ‘The teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’12He will show you a large upper room that is furnished. Make the preparations there.”13Then they went off and found everything exactly as he had told them, and there they prepared the Passover.                                                                                   8x

– 22:24-27  24* Then an argument broke out among themm about which of them should be regarded as the greatest. 25* n He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them and those in authority over them are addressed as ‘Benefactors’; 26but among you it shall not be so. Rather, let the greatest among you be as the youngest, and the leader as the servant.o 27For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.                                                                 (10x)

22:39  39Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 2x

22:53  g53Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness.”                                                                                                                                         2x

– 22:69-70  67They said, “If you are the Messiah, tell us,” but he replied to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe,o 68and if I question, you will not respond. 69But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”p 70They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?” He replied to them, “You say that I am.”                                                                                                                                                                                                      (4x)

23:8-9  e8Herod was very glad to see Jesus; he had been wanting to see him for a long time, for he had heard about him and had been hoping to see him perform some sign.f9He questioned him at length, but he gave him no answer.                                                                                                                                                                                        4X

23:13-14  13Pilate then summoned the chief priests, the rulers, and the people14and said to them, “You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt.                                                                                   (2x)

23:27  27A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. 2x

23:35  r35The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said,s “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God.”                                                                               (4x)

23:49  c49but all his acquaintances stood at a distance, including the women who had followed him from Galilee and saw these events.d                                                                                                                                                                      2x

24:18-20  They stopped, looking downcast.18One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know of the things that have taken place there in these days?”19And he replied to them, “What sort of things?” They said to him, “The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, ?”,k20how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him….                                                                                                8x

– 24:46-49  46* And he said to them,y “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day 47and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.z 48You are witnesses of these things.a 49And [behold] I am sending the promise of my Father* upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”                                         (8x)

Matthew*  166xt/55p/456sp + 25xt(M)/25p/288sp = 191xt/80p/744sp

1:24  24When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.                                                                                                                                                                                                   (2x)

2:4-6  4Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.*5b They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”                                                                                                                               6x

2:16-17  16When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.                                                                                                                                                      4x

3:11  I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.                                                         4x

– 4:1-10  1* a Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.2b He fasted for forty days and forty nights,* and afterwards he was hungry.3The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.”4* He said in reply, “It is written:c ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”  5* Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,6and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ and ‘with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”d 7Jesus answered him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’” e8Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,9and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”*10At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan! It is written: ‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.’”                                                                                                 (20x)

4:18-22  18l As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew, casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.19He said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”20* At once they left their nets and followed him.21He walked along from there and saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. He called them,22and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.                                                                                                                                                                                                         10x

– 4:23-25 23He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,* proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.m24* His fame spread to all of Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases and racked with pain, those who were possessed, lunatics, and paralytics, and he cured them.25n And great crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,* Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan followed him.                                                    Don’t count Miracle      

– 6:19 – 6:19-21, 24  19* “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal.j20But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal.21For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be;  24* “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.                                                                                                                                                                                (8x)

7:22-23  n22Many will say to me on that day,o ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?’p23Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you.* Depart from me, you evildoers.’                                                                                                               4x

– 7:24-29  24* “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.r25The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house.s But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.26And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand.27The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined.” 28* When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching,29* t for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

(12x)

8:1  1a When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.                                                                2x

– 8:5-10  5c When he entered Capernaum,* a centurion approached him and appealed to him,6saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”7He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”8The centurion said in reply,* “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.9For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”10When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel* have I found such faith.                                 Don’t count  Miracle ()

8:18, 21-22  18h When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side.19i A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher,* I will follow you wherever you go21Another of [his] disciples said to him, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”22* But Jesus answered him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”                                                                                                                                                                                                   4x

8:23  23* j He got into a boat and his disciples followed him.                                                                                          2x

8:31-32  31The demons pleaded with him, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of swine.”m32And he said to them, “Go then!” They came out and entered the swine, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea where they drowned.                                                                           Don’t count  Miracle

– 9:1-8  1* a He entered a boat, made the crossing, and came into his own town.2And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”b3At that, some of the scribes* said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”4Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts?5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?6* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”c7He rose and went home.8* When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings.                                                                                                           Don’t count  Miracle

9:9-10  *9As Jesus passed on from there,d he saw a man named Matthew* sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.10While he was at table in his house,* many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.                                                                                                           4x

9:27-31  *27j And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David,* have pity on us!”k28When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him.29Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”30And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this (order).”31But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.                                                                                                                            Don’t count     Miracle

9:32-34  32l As they were going out,* a demoniac who could not speak was brought to him,33and when the demon was driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”m34* But the Pharisees said,n “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.”                                                                                                       Don’t count     Miracle

– 10:1  1* Then he summoned his twelve disciples* and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.                                                                                                                         (2x)

10:5-8  5b Jesus sent out these twelve* after instructing them (order) thus, “Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town.6c Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.7As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’d8* Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons             6x

10:38  38and whoever does not take up his cross* and follow after me is not worthy of me.39*                                 (2x)

11:1  1When Jesus finished giving these commands to his twelve disciples,* he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns.                                                                                                                                                        (2x)

– Mt 11:7-8  “What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine clothing? Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.”                     (4x)

11:20-23  20j Then he began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.21“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon,* they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.k22But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.23* And as for you, Capernaum: ‘Will you be exalted to heaven?l You will go down to the netherworld.’ For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.                                                                                                10x

– 12:9-15 9h Moving on from there, he went into their synagogue.10And behold, there was a man there who had a withered hand. They questioned him, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath?”* so that they might accuse him.11* He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep that falls into a pit on the sabbath will not take hold of it and lift it out?12How much more valuable a person is than a sheep. So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”13Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and it was restored as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees* went out and took counsel against him to put him to death.i *15When Jesus realized this, he withdrew from that place. Many [people] followed him, and he cured them all.

Don’t count  Miracle

– 12:22-29, 30  22k Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute. He cured the mute person so that he could speak and see.23* l All the crowd was astounded, and said, “Could this perhaps be the Son of David?”24* m But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “This man drives out demons only by the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons.”25n But he knew what they were thinking and said to them,* “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and no town or house divided against itself will stand.26And if Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself; how, then, will his kingdom stand?27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people* drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.28* o But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you…. 30* p Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Don’t count  Miracle

12:38-39  *38Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher,* we wish to see a sign from you.”u39He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful* generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.                                                                                                                                    4x

– 13:1-3, 7, 22 1* On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.a2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat down, and the whole crowd stood along the shore.3* And he spoke to them at length in parables,* saying: “A sower went out to sow. 7Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it. … 22The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.                                                                                                (8x) 

13:54-58  54* He came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue.p They were astonished* and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?q55Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?r56Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?”57And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.”s58And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.                                                                                                                                                                                                               10x

– 14:12  1* a At that time Herod the tetrarch* b heard of the reputation of Jesusc2and said to his servants, “This man is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him  (4x)

14:9-11  8Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”9The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests who were present, he ordered that it be given,10and he had John beheaded in the prison.11His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who took it to her mother.                                                                                                                                                                                 (6x)

14:13-14  13g When Jesus heard of it, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.14When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.                                Don’t count    Miracle

14:18  18Then he said, “Bring them here to me,”19and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.    2x

14:28-29  28Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”29He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.                                                        (4x)

15:35  .”35He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.36Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks,* broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds.                                (4x)

16:1-4 1* a The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.2* He said to them in reply, “[In the evening you say, ‘Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red’;3b and, in the morning, ‘Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times.]4c An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah.”* Then he left them and went away.                                                                                        10x

16:18-20  18k And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,*and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.19l I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.* Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”20* m Then he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah.                                                                              6x

– 16:24-26  *24q Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,* take up his cross, and follow me 25r For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.*26What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?                                                                                                                                                 (4x)

17:14-20   *14h When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him,15and said, “Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic* and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water.16I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”17i Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse* generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me.”18Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him,* and from that hour the boy was cured.19Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, “Why could we not drive it out?”20* j He said to them, “Because of your little faith.”                                                                                                                       Don’t count    Miracle

– 18:23-35  23o That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.24* When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.25Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.26* At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’27Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.28When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount.* He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’29Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’30But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.31Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.32His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.33p Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’34Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.*35* q So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”                                                                                                                                          (30x) 

19:1  1* When Jesus* finished these words,* he left Galilee and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.2Great crowds followed him, and he cured them there.                                 Don’t count   Miracle

19:7-8  7* d They said to him, “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss [her]?”8He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.                                                                                                                               4x

– 19:16-29  16h Now someone approached him and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?”*17He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good.* If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 20* The young man said to him, “All of these I have observed. What do I still lack?”21j Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect,* go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”22When the young man heard this statement, he went away sad, for he had many possessions.                                                                                                                                        10x

19:27-28  27m Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you. What will there be for us?”28* n Jesus said to them, “Amen, I say to you that you who have followed me, in the new age, when the Son of Man is seated on his throne of glory, will yourselves sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.                                                                                                                                                                                                        (6x)

20:21-22  21He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.”22Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking.*                                                                                                                                                                                               4x

– 20:25-28  25But Jesus summoned them and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt.26But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;27e whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.28f Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom* for many.”  (8x)

20:29-34  29g As they left Jericho, a great crowd followed him.30h Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “[Lord,]* Son of David, have pity on us!”31The crowd warned them to be silent, but they called out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have pity on us!”32Jesus stopped and called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”33They answered him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”34Moved with pity, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight, and followed him.                                 don’t count   Miracle

21:1-3,  Jesus sent two disciples,2saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tethered, and a colt with her.* Untie them and bring them here to me.3And if anyone should say anything to you, reply, ‘The master has need of them.’ Then he will send them at once.” 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them.7* They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them.8* c The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.9d The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna* to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”   14x

– 21:12-13  12e Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all those engaged in selling and buying there. .* f13g And he said to them, “It is written: ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’* but you are making it a den of thieves.”                                                                                                                                                                                         (4x)

– 21:23-27  23n When he had come into the temple area, the chief priests and the elders of the people approached him as he was teaching and said, “By what authority are you doing these things?* And who gave you this authority?”o24Jesus said to them in reply, “I shall ask you one question,* and if you answer it for me, then I shall tell you by what authority I do these things.25Where was John’s baptism from? Was it of heavenly or of human origin?” They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’26* p But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we fear the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet.”27So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.” He himself said to them, “Neither shall I tell you by what authority I do these things.*                                                                                                                                                 (14x)

– 21:33-41  33r “Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,* put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.s34When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants* to the tenants to obtain his produce.35But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.36Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.37Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’38* But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’39* t They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.40What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”41They answered* him, “He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times.”                                                                                                                                                                                    (18x) 

22:34-40  34i When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,35and one of them [a scholar of the law]* tested him by asking,36“Teacher,* which commandment in the law is the greatest?”37j He said to him,* “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.38This is the greatest and the first commandment.39k The second is like it:* You shall love your neighbor as yourself.40* l The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”                                          10x

23:29  .”29* Jesus said to them in reply, “You are misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God.                                                                                                                                                                                                  2x

24:3-14  3As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives,* the disciples approached him privately and said, “Tell us, when will this happen, and what sign will there be of your coming, and of the end of the age?”4* Jesus said to them in reply, “See that no one deceives you.5For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many.6b You will hear of wars* and reports of wars; see that you are not alarmed, for these things must happen, but it will not yet be the end.7c Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be famines and earthquakes from place to place.8* All these are the beginning of the labor pains.9* d Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name.10And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another.11Many false prophets will arise and deceive many;12and because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold.13e But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.14f And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world as a witness to all nations,* and then the end will come.                                                  22x

24:24  24False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive,                                                                                                                                                                                    2x

– 24:29-31  29* “Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30m And then the sign of the Son of Man* will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.31n And he will send out his angels* with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. 10x

– 25:14-30  14c “It will be as when a man who was going on a journey* called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.15To one he gave five talents;* to another, two; to a third, one—to each according to his ability. Then he went away. Immediately16the one who received five talents went and traded with them, and made another five.17Likewise, the one who received two made another two.18* But the man who received one went off and dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.19After a long time the master of those servants came back and settled accounts with them.20The one who had received five talents came forward bringing the additional five.*He said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.’21d His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’22[Then] the one who had received two talents also came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two talents. See, I have made two more.’23His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’24Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a demanding person, harvesting where you did not plant and gathering where you did not scatter;25so out of fear I went off and buried your talent in the ground. Here it is back.’26His master said to him in reply, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!* So you knew that I harvest where I did not plant and gather where I did not scatter?27Should you not then have put my money in the bank so that I could have got it back with interest on my return?28Now then! Take the talent from him and give it to the one with ten.29* e For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.30* And throw this useless servant into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’                           (48x)

25:31-46  *31f “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,32g and all the nations* will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.34Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.35h For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,36naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’37Then the righteous* will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?38When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’40i And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’41* j Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42k For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,43a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’44* Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’45He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’46l And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. 32x          

26:17-19  17g On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,* the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”h18* He said, (order) “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”’”19The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.                                    8x

– 26:52-53  51And behold, one of those who accompanied Jesus put his hand to his sword, drew it, and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his ear.52Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.53Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father (order) and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels?54But then how would the scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must come to pass in this way?”.                                                                                          (8x)

– 26:63-64  Then the high priest said to him, “I order you to tell us under oath before the living God whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”64c Jesus said to him in reply, “You have said so.* But I tell you: From now on you will see ‘the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power’ and ‘coming on the clouds of heaven.’” (6x)

27:9-10  9Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet,* “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of a man with a price on his head, a price set by some of the Israelites,10d and they paid it out for the potter’s field just as the Lord had commanded me.”                                                                                                     (4x)

27:57  55There were many women there, looking on from a distance,* who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him.                                                                                                                                                                          2x

27:58  b58He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be handed over.  2x

27:64  ’64Give orders, then, that the grave be secured until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead.’… 65Pilate said to them (order), “The guard is yours;* go secure it as best you can.”                                                                                                                                                            4x

– 28:16-20  *16f The eleven* disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.17* When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.18* g Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19h Go, therefore,* (order) and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,20i teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.* And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (10x)

John*  104xt/30p/274sp + 8xt/8p/266sp = 112xt/38p/540sp

– 1:6  6* A man named John was sent from God.e7He came for testimony,* to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.f8He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.g9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.h 10He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, but his own people* did not accept him. 12i But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,13* j who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.                                          (12x)

1:37-49  *37The two disciples* heard what he said and followed Jesus.38Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, “What are you looking for?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?”39He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day. It was about four in the afternoon.*40Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.41He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah”* (which is translated Anointed).z42Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John;* you will be called Cephas” (which is translated Peter).a 43The next day he* decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter.45Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”b46But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”47Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true Israelite.*There is no duplicity in him.”48* c Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”49Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God;* you are the King of Israel.”                         30x

– 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana. 11Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs* in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.                                        Don’t count     Miracle  

– 2:13-17 13* Since the Passover* of the Jews was near,f Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14* He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves,* as well as the money-changers seated there.g15He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables,16and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.”h17* His disciples recalled the words of scripture,i “Zeal for your house will consume me.” 18At this the Jews answered and said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?”j19Jesus answered and said to them,* k “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.”             (14x)

2:23  23While he was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name when they saw the signs he was doing.                                                                                                                                                                              2x

3:1-2   1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.*2He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him.”                                                                                                                                                  4x

– 4:48-53  Curing the son of a royal official. .48Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe.”t49The royal official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”50Jesus said to him, “You may go; your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. 51While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live.52He asked them when he began to recover. They told him, “The fever left him yesterday, about one in the afternoon.”53The father realized that just at that time Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live,” and he and his whole household came to believe.54[Now] this was the second sign Jesus did when he came to Galilee from Judea.                                                          Don’t count Miracle

– 5:1-15 5One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.6When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?”7The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.”8Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.”c9Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.dNow that day was a sabbath.10So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.”e11He answered them, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’”12They asked him, “Who is the man who told you, ‘Take it up and walk’?”13The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there.f14* After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him,g “Look, you are well; do not sin any more, so that nothing worse may happen to you.” 16Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath.h17* But Jesus answered them,i “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.”18For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.j 19* Jesus answered and said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing;k for what he does, his son will do also.20For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed.l21For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life,* so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.m22Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment* to his Son,n23so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.24Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life.o25Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.p26For just as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to his Son the possession of life in himself.q27And he gave him power to exercise judgment, because he is the Son of Man.r28* Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs will hear his voices29and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation.t                                                                                Dont count  Miracle

– 6:1-15  1a After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee [of Tiberias].*2A large crowd followed him, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.3Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples.4The Jewish feast of Passover was near.b5* When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip,c “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”6* He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.7Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages* worth of food would not be enough for each of them to have a little [bit].”d8One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves* and two fish; but what good are these for so many?”e10Jesus said, “Have the people recline.” Now there was a great deal of grass* in that place. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.f11Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.g12When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, “Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”13So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets* with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.14When the people saw the sign he had done, they said, “This is truly the Prophet,* the one who is to come into the world.”h15Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.i                            Don’t count                  Miracle               

– 6:16-21  16j When it was evening, his disciples went down to the sea,17embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum. It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.18The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea* and coming near the boat, and they began to be afraid.k20But he said to them, “It is I.* Do not be afraid.”21They wanted to take him into the boat, but the boat immediately arrived at the shore to which they were heading.                                                                Don’t count                  Miracle

6:24-36  24When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus.25And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?”26Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled.27Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life,* which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”l28So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”29Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.”30So they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?m31* Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, as it is written:n ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.o33For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34p So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”35* Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.q36But I told you that although you have seen [me], you do not believe.

26x

7:31  q31But many of the crowd began to believe in him, and said, “When the Messiah comes, will he perform more signs than this man has done?”                                                                                                                                       2x

8:4-11  3Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle.4They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.5Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.* So what do you say?”b6They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.*7* But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them,c“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”8Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.9And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him.10Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”d11She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more.”]e                                                                                                                                                        18x

8:12  *12Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”                                                                                                                                 2x

– 9:16-17, 31-39 16So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” [But] others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them.i17So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”j…31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him.o32* It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind (sign).33If this man were not from God, he would not be able to do anything.”                                                            Don’t count      Miracle

10:1-9  1* “Amen, amen, I say to you,a whoever does not enter a sheepfold* through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.2But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.3The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.4* When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him,b because they recognize his voice.5But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.”6Although Jesus used this figure of speech,* they did not realize what he was trying to tell them. 7* So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep.8* All who came [before me] are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.9I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.                                                                                  16x

– 10:14-18  17This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.g18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again.* This command I have received from my Father.”h                                                                                                                     (4x)

10:27  o27My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish                                                                                                                                                                                    2x

– 10:31-39  31The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him.s32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father (sign). For which of these are you trying to stone me?”33The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”t34* Jesus answered them,u “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’?35If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside,36can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated* and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?v37If I do not perform my Father’s works, (sign) do not believe me;38but if I perform them, (sign)even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize [and understand] that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”w39[Then] they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.                                                                                                                           (16x)

10:41-42  x41Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign,* but everything John said about this man was true.”42And many there began to believe in him.y                                                                                                       2x

– 11:1-44 1Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany,a the village of Mary and her sister Martha.2Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.3So the sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.”4When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death,* but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”b5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.6So when he heard that he was ill, he remained for two days in the place where he was.7Then after this he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”8The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just trying to stone you, and you want to go back there?”c9Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If one walks during the day,d he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.e10But if one walks at night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”*11He said this, and then told them, “Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him.”12So the disciples said to him, “Master, if he is asleep, he will be saved.”13But Jesus was talking about his death, while they thought that he meant ordinary sleep.f14So then Jesus said to them clearly, “Lazarus has died.15And I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe. Let us go to him.”16So Thomas, called Didymus,* said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go to die with him.”g17When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, only about two miles* away.19And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.h20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him; but Mary sat at home.21Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.i22[But] even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”23Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise.”24Martha said to him, “I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day.”j25Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,k26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”27* l She said to him, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.”28When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, “The teacher is here and is asking for you.”29As soon as she heard this, she rose quickly and went to him.30For Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still where Martha had met him.31So when the Jews who were with her in the house comforting her saw Mary get up quickly and go out, they followed her, presuming that she was going to the tomb to weep there.32When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”33When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed* and deeply troubled,34and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.”35And Jesus wept.m36So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.”37But some of them said, “Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind man have done something so that this man would not have died?”38So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.39Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to him, “Lord, by now there will be a stench; he has been dead for four days.”40Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”41So they took away the stone. And Jesus raised his eyes and said, “Father,* I thank you for hearing me.42I know that you always hear me; but because of the crowd here I have said this, that they may believe that you sent me.”n43And when he had said this, he cried out in a loud voice,* “Lazarus, come out!”44The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.”

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11:46-48  o46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.47So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs.p48If we leave him alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come* and take away both our land and our nation.”                                                                                                                                                                       6x

12:17-19  l17* So the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from death continued to testify.18This was [also] why the crowd went to meet him, because they heard that he had done this sign.19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the whole world* has gone after him.”m                                                                                                                                                                                  6x

12:26  s26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.t                                                                                                                                                                  2x

12:31  31Now is the time of judgment on this world; now the ruler of this world* will be driven out.y                  2x

12:37-40  37* d Although he had performed so many signs in their presence they (the crowd) did not believe in him, 38* in order that the word which Isaiah the prophet spoke might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed our preaching, to whom has the might of the Lord been revealed?”e 39For this reason they could not believe, because again Isaiah said: 40“He blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, so that they might not see with their eyes and understand with their heart and be converted, and I would heal them.”f                                                         10x

12:49-50  n49because I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak.o50And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me.”               4x

– 13:1-15  1Before the feast of Passover,* Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.a2The devil had already induced* Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper,b3fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God,c4he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist.5* Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feetd and dry them with the towel around his waist.6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Master, are you going to wash my feet?”7Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.”8Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”e9Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.”10Jesus said to him, “Whoever has bathed* has no need except to have his feet washed, for he is clean all over; so you are clean, but not all.”f11For he knew who would betray him; for this reason, he said, “Not all of you are clean.”g 12So when he had washed their feet [and] put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? 13You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am.h14If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.15I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.     (30x)

13:34-35  s34I give you a new commandment:* love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.t35This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”                            4x

14:15, 21  15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments…. n21Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.                                                                                                                     2x

– 14:30-31 I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world* is coming. He has no power over me, 31but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me               (4x)

15:10-14, 17  f10If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.g 11“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.h12This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.i13* No one has greater love than this,j to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14You are my friends if you do what I command you…. l17This I command you: love one another.m                                                                                                                                                                      8x

16:7-11  . For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.e But if I go, I will send him to you.8* And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:9sin, because they do not believe in me;f10righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me;11condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.g                                                                                                               8x

– 17:1-5  1When Jesus had said this, he raised his eyes to heaven* and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,a2* just as you gave him authority over all people,b so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.                                                                                                                                       (4x)

– 19:1-11  c6When the chief priests and the guards saw him they cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him.”d7* The Jews answered,e “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.”8Now when Pilate heard this statement, he became even more afraid,9and went back into the praetorium and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” Jesus did not answer him.f10So Pilate said to him, “Do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you and I have power to crucify you?”11Jesus answered [him], “You would have no power over me if it had not been given to you from above.”                                                                                                                           (12x)

– 20:1-29 Post-resurrection 1On the first day of the week,a Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark,* and saw the stone removed from the tomb. b2So she ran* and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him….g15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?”h She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.”16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,”*which means Teacher.17Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me,* for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”i18Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and what he told her.   Don’t count              Miracle

20:30-31  *30Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book.s31But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.t                                                                                                                  4x

– 21:1-25  (Jesus the fish finder) c5Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?” They answered him, “No.”d6So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.7So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”                                                      Miracle                Don’t count

– 21:15. 15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,* “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”* He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”16He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”17He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.i18* Amen, amen, I say to you,j when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”19He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.                                                                                                                                                                                                       18x

 

*Love Total Space (Jesus’s Miracles Included)

*Love and Its Synonyms (Jesus’s Miracles Excluded)

Method note: The category Love Total Space is an all-encompassing artificial construct that adds together Love as a Term, Love and its Synonyms, and Miracles Total Passages. The Love as a Term category accounts only for instances in which the word Love and its rooted terms, e.g., loving, loved, appear in the texts. Initially, I hypothesized that if Love lies at the center of Jesus’s teachings today it would be among the highest tallied themes. It turned out that it does, and it does not. Love as a Term ranks as a less significant category. Nonetheless, there are other words, such as blessed, generosity, pity, mercy, compassion, caring, and forgiveness that are manifestations of love. When these words are added, they present a more accurate picture of the role of love in the Gospels; hence, Love and Its Synonyms (Jesus’s Miracles Excluded) category. The category Love Total Space includes all miracles in the texts performed by Jesus, including his resurrection. It is based on the assumption that, although the primary purpose of Jesus’s purported miracles is to create faith and validate his existence as God’s son or messiah, miracles are also an expression of Jesus’s love for the least ones. Although there is a separate Miracles category, I chose to concentrate on the Love and Its Synonyms (Jesus’s Miracles Excluded) category, leaving it up to the reader to decide if miracles ought to be considered for purposes of ranking. Special attention has been paid to avoid double counting in this category, which is why miracle passages are not included. The count and rankings of the terms blessed, generosity, pity, mercy, compassion, caring, and forgiveness also appear individually in Table 2. Their totals in some cases may not add to the Total Love Space category, namely because there are passages, for example, in the Forgiveness Category that includes non-forgiveness as part of the discussion. Note: Forgiveness includes Jesus’s tacit forgiveness of Peter’s denial.

Mark*  33xt/23p/110sp

– 1:9-11 9e It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.10On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him.*11f And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  (6x)

– 9:7  7Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;* then from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”                                                                                                                                                                       (2x)

– 10:21  21Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”                                 (4x)

– 12:6 (In the Parable of the Tenants and the Master of the Vineyard, J explains his relationship with God and his people.) 6He (the master) had one other (servant) to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’                                                                                                                                                        (2x)

– 12:28-34  28One of the scribes,i when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” 29Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! 30You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’j 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”k 32The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ 33And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”l 34And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.m                                                        (18x)

Blessed

– 6:40-41  40The people took their places in rows by hundreds and by fifties.41Then, taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to [his] disciples to set before the people;                                                                                                                                                                               4sp

– 8:6-7  6* Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd.7They also had a few fish. He said the blessing over them and ordered them distributed also.                                                                                                                                                                             4sp

– 10:13-16  13f And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.g 14When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child* will not enter it.h 16Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.                                                                                                                                                                                    (8x)

– 11:7-9  7So they brought the colt to Jesus and put their cloaks over it. And he sat on it.8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.9Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:b “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!”                                                 (8x)

– 14:22 22* While they were eating,f he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.”                                                                                                                                                                   (2x)

– 14:61  Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?” 62Then Jesus answered, “I am;                                                                                                                                                   (2x)

Pity*  

– 1:41  41Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.”p                                                                                                                   Miracle                                                                 (2)

– 5:18-19 18As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him.19But he would not permit him but told him instead, “Go home* to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you.”                                                                                                                                                          (4x)

– 6:34  34When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.                                                     (2x)

– 8:2 and said,2“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat                                                                                                         .                                                               (2x)

– 10:46-48  47On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”48And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”                                                                                                                                                                         (4x)

Mercy, Caring  not used

Compassion 

– 9:21-22  20They brought the boy to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions. As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around and foam at the mouth.21Then he questioned his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” He replied, “Since childhood.22It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”                           (4x)

Forgiveness/ forgave 

– Mk 1:4-5 4John [the] Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.5People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins                                                     (6x)

– Mk 2:5-11  When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, “Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?  But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”—he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.        (12x)

– Mk 3:28-30  28Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them.l29But whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit* will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin.”30For they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”                                                                                                                          4x

– 4:11-12. 11* He answered them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables,12so that ‘they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.’”c                                                              6x

– Mk 11:25 When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions.                                                                                                     (2x)

– Jesus’s tacit forgiveness of Peter’s denial.                                                                                         (2x)

Luke  86xt/47p/336sp

– 3:21-22 21o After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,* heaven was opened22* p and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”                                                                                 (4x)

– 6:27-36 “But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,s 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.t 29To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you. u 32For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. 34If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit [is] that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount.v 35But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful.                                                           (20x)

– 7:36-48 36o A Pharisee- invited him to dine with him-, and he entered the Pharisee’s- house and reclined at table.* 37Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee-.p Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment,q 38she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. 39When the Pharisee- who had invited him saw this he said to himself-, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.”  40Jesus said to him in reply, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Tell me, teacher,” he said.41“Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days’ wages*and the other owed fifty.42Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?”43Simon said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him, “You have judged rightly.”44Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair.45You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered.46You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment.47So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.*But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” 48He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”                                                       30sp

– 10:25-27  25*There was a scholar of the law* who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”x 26Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” 27He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”y                                                                                                                                            (8x)

– 11:42 42Woe to you Pharisees!- You- pay tithes of mint and of rue and of every garden herb, but you- pay no attention to judgment and to love for God. These you should have done, without overlooking the others. (4x)

– 16:13 13No servant can serve two masters.* He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”                                                                                     (4x)

– 20:13-16  13The owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son; maybe they will respect him.’                                                                                                                                                                                              2sp

Blessed*

– 1:41-45  39During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit,s 42cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.t 43And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord* should come to me? 44For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. 45Blessed are you who believed* that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”                                                                                                                                                                       (10x)

– 1:46  46v And Mary said:* “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;w 47my spirit rejoices in God my savior.x 48For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.     4x

– 1:64  63He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,” and all were amazed. 64Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.                                                                                                          (2x)

– 1:67-68  67Then Zechariah his father, filled with the holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: 68* “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.k 69* He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant,l                                                                                                                      4x

– 2:28  He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, 28he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying: 29“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, 30for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (2x)

– 2:33  33The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; 34and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted                                                                                                                                                             (2x)

– 6:20-23  20* And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed  are you who are poor,* for the kingdom of God is yours. 21Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.l 22Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.m 23Rejoice and leap for joy on that day!  (8x)

– 7:23  23And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”*                                                                                                 (2x)

– 9:16  16Then taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.                                                                              (4x)

– 10:23-24  Turning to the disciples in private he said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24For I say to you, many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.”                                                                                                                                                                                         (4x)

– 11:27-28  27While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”l 28He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”                                                                                                                                                            (4x)

– 12:35-44  r 37Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. 38And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants. 39s Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” 41Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?” 42And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute [the] food allowance at the proper time? 43Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so. 44Truly, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.                                                                                                                                                                             (18x)

– 13:35  35Behold, your house will be abandoned. [But] I tell you, you will not see me until [the time comes when] you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”                                                                                         (2x)

– 14:13-24  13Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; 14blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” 15One of his fellow guests on hearing this said to him, “Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.” 16k He replied to him, “A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many. 17When the time for the dinner came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’ 18But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, ‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it; I ask you, consider me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen and am on my way to evaluate them; I ask you, consider me excused.’ 20And another said, ‘I have just married a woman, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21The servant went and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ 22The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’ 23The master then ordered the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be filled. 24For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.’”

Blessed are those who accept God’s invitation.                 (26x)

– 19:37-38  36As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; 37and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. 38They proclaimed: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord.*                                                                                                                                                                                                               (4x)

– 22:19  19* j Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.”                                                                                                      (2x)

– 23:28-29  28n Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, 29for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.’                                                                                              (4x)

– 24:30  30And it happened that, while he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them.31With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (4x)

– 24:50-51  50c Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. 51As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.                                                                                                             (2x)

Pity*

– 7:13-17  .c13When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, “Do not weep.”      2x

– 16:22:31  The rich man also died and was buried,23and from the netherworld,* where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.24And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’25Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.j26Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’27He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house,28for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’29But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’30* He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’31Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’”

Love has exceptions.      No pity for the rich man. No forgiveness                   22sp

– 17:11-19  11As he continued his journey to Jerusalem,e he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.*12As he was entering a village, ten lepers met [him]. They stood at a distance from him13and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!”f                                                                                                                            4x

– 18:35-42 35Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging,36and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.37They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”38s He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David,* have pity on me!”39The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”                                                      8x

Mercy

– 1:46-55  46v And Mary said:* “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;w 47my spirit rejoices in God my savior.x 48For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.y 49The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.z 50His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.a 51He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.b 52He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.c 53The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.d 54He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,e 55according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”f                                                                                 (14x)

– 1:57-58  *57When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son.58Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her.                              4x

– 1:67-79  67Then Zechariah his father, filled with the holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: 68* “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people.k 69* He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant,l 70even as he promised through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old: 71salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,m 72to show mercy to our fathersn and to be mindful of his holy covenanto 73and of the oath he swore to Abraham our father,p and to grant us that,74rescued from the hand of enemies, without fear we might worship him75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.q 76And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord* to prepare his ways,r 77to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our Gods by which the daybreak from on high* will visit ust 79to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”                                              (20x)

– 10:30-37  30Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.31* A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.32Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.33But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.34He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.35The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’36Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”37He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”            20sp

– 18:913-14  (Parable Pharisee and Tax Collector) d13But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (4x)

Compassion* kind* 3xt/1p/32sp.             With miracles include all 3-1-32

– 10:33 33But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.              (NC)

– 15:18-24 18I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.19I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”’20So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him.                               8x

Care*/caring

– 10:34-35  34He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.35The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’                                                                                                                                         6x

Forgiveness

– 1:76-77  q 76And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord* to prepare his ways,r 77to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,                      NC

– Lk 3:3 He (John the Baptist) went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins,…                                                                                                                         (2x)

– 5:20-24  17*  20When he saw their faith, he said, “As for you, your sins are forgiven.”*21Then the scribes* and Pharisees began to ask themselves, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?”j22Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts?k23Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’?24* l But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”                                                                                                                                                     10x

– Lk 6:37 “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you;”                                                                                      (2x)

– 7:36-49  36o A Pharisee- invited him to dine with him-, and he entered the Pharisee’s- house and reclined at table.* 37Now there was a sinful woman in the city who learned that he was at table in the house of the Pharisee-.p Bringing an alabaster flask of ointment,q 38she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. 39When the Pharisee- who had invited him saw this he said to himself-, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” 40Jesus said to him- in reply, “Simon-, I have something to say to you-.” “Tell me-, teacher,” he- said. 41“Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days’ wages* and the other owed fifty. 42Since they were unable to repay the debt, he forgave it for both. Which of them will love him more?” 43Simon- said in reply, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven.” He said to him-, “You- have judged rightly.” 44Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon-, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your- house, you- did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You- did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. 46You- did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. 47So I tell you-, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love.* But the one- to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” 48He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” r49The others at table said to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”                                                       incl in love                           NC

– Lk 11:4  2* He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. 3Give us each day our daily bread* 4and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,          (2x)

– Lk 12:10 “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”                                                                Non-forgiving                                    (2x)

– Lk 17:3-4 3Be on your guard!* If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.b 4And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”c  (4x)

– Lk 23:33-34 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him (Jesus) and the criminals there, one on his right, the other on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”  (4x)

– 23:39-43 39* Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” 40The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? 41And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.”v 42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”w 43He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”                                                                                                        Example of forgiveness                                                   (10x)

– 24:45-47  45Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.x 46* And he said to them,y “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day 47and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.                               (6x)

– Peter’s forgiveness                                                                                                                                                                      2x

Matthew 69xt/31p/286sp

– 3:16-17* j After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him. 17And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son,* with whom I am well pleased.”k                                                                               (6x)

– 5:43-48  43b “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. 44But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you 45that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors* do the same? 47And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?* 48So be perfect,* just as your heavenly Father is perfect.d                                                                                                                         (10x)

– 6:24  24* “No one can serve two masters.m He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.                                                                                                       (4x)

– 10:37  37u “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;                                                                                                                        (2x)

– 12-18  17This was to fulfill what had been spoken through Isaiah the prophet: 18“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,j my beloved in whom I delight;                                                                                                                      (2x)

– 17:5  5c While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,* then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.                                            (4x)

– 19:19  19honor your father and your mother’; and ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”                  (2x)

– 22:34-40  34i When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them [a scholar of the law]* tested him by asking, 36“Teacher,* which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37j He said to him,* “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the greatest and the first commandment. 39k The second is like it:* You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40* l The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”                              (10x)

– 24:12  9* d Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another. 11Many false prophets will arise and deceive many; 12and because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold. 13e But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.                                                                                        (2x)

Blessed

– 5:1-12  1* When he saw the crowds,* he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. 2He began to teach them, (ministry) saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.a 4* Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.  5* Blessed are the meek,c  for they will inherit the land. 6Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.d 8* Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness 11Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.g 12* Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.h Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.                                                                                                                                              (18x)

– 11:6  6And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”                                                                                     (2x)

– 13:16-17  16e “But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. 17Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.                                                                                                                                                                               (4x)

– 14:19  16[Jesus] said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.”17But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”18Then he said, “Bring them here to me,”19and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking* the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. 4sp

– 16:16-17  16* j Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood* has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.                                                                                                                                                                                                              (4x)

– 21:7-9  7* They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them.8* c The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road.9d The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna* to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”                                                 (8x

– 23:37-39  *37r “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling!s38t Behold, your house will be abandoned, desolate.39u I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”                                                                                                8sp

– 24:45-51  45u “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to distribute to them their food at the proper time?* 46Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so. 47Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.                                     (6x)

– 25:34  34Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.                                                                                             4x

– 20:1-15  1“The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.2After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.3Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,4* and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’5So they went off. [And] he went out again around noon, and around three o’clock, and did likewise.6Going out about five o’clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’7They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’8* a When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Summon the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and ending with the first.’9When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage.10So when the first came, they thought that they would receive more, but each of them also got the usual wage.11And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner,12saying, ‘These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and the heat.’13He said to one of them in reply, ‘My friend, I am not cheating you.* Did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?14* Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?15[Or] am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’                             (30x) 

Pity

– 9:27 27j And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed [him], crying out, “Son of David,* have pity on us. k28When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” “Yes, Lord,” they said to him.29Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”30And their eyes were opened.                                                                                   6x

– 9-36  35*Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. 36p At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned,* like sheep without a shepherd.                           (2x)

– 14:14  14When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.                                                                                                                                                                                          (2x)

– 15:21  21i Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!                   2x

– 15:32  32m Jesus summoned his disciples and said, “My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat.                                                                                    2x

– 17:14-15 14h When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him,15and said, “Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic* and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water.          4x

– 18:23-35 23o That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants.24* When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.25Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.26* At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’27Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.28When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount.* He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’29Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’30But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.31Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.32His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.33p Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’34Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.*35* q So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”                                                                                         30x

– 20:29-34  29g As they left Jericho, a great crowd followed him.30h Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “[Lord,]* Son of David, have pity on us!”31The crowd warned them to be silent, but they called out all the more, “Lord, Son of David, have pity on us!”32Jesus stopped and called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”33They answered him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”34Moved with pity, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight, and followed him.                                                                                                                                                                                                 (10x

Mercy

– 9:9-13  9As Jesus passed on from there,d he saw a man named Matthew* sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.10While he was at table in his house,* many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.e11The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher* eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.*13Go and learn the meaning of the words,f ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’* I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”                                                                                                                                                (12x)

– 12:1-7  1* At that time Jesus was going through a field of grain on the sabbath.a His disciples were hungry and began to pick the heads* of grain and eat them.b2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “See, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath.”3He said to them,* “Have you not read what Davidc did when he and his companions were hungry,4how he went into the house of God and ate the bread of offering,d which neither he nor his companions but only the priests could lawfully eat?5* Or have you not read in the law that on the sabbath the priests serving in the temple violate the sabbath and are innocent?e6I say to you, something greater than the temple is here.7* If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’f you would not have condemned these innocent men.                                                                                                  (16x)

– 23:23  23j “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You pay tithes* of mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. [But] these you should have done, without neglecting the others.*                                                                                                                                    4sp

Care/caring

– 25:31-46  *31f “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne,32g and all the nations* will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.34Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.35h For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,36naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’37Then the righteous* will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?38When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’40i And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’41* j Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42k For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,43a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’44* Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’45He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’46l And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”36x

– 6:12-15  12and forgive us our debts,as we forgive our debtors;f … 14* If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.h 15But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.i                                                                                                                                                                                               (4x)

– 9:1-6  1* a He entered a boat, made the crossing, and came into his own town. 2And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” b 3At that, some of the scribes* said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” 4Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts? 5Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? 6* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home                                                                          12x

– 12:31-32  31q Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit* will not be forgiven. 32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.                                                 (6x)

– 26:27-28  26* j While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”* k 27Then he took a cup, gave thanks,* and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, 28l for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins                                                                                                                                                                                                            (6x)

John* 63xt/33p/192sp

– 3:16-17  16For God so loved the world that he gave* his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.k17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn* the world, but that the world might be saved through him.l                                                                                      (4x)

– 3:35 The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him.                                                                    (2x)

– 5:20 (Parable of the Apprentice Son) 20For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed.                                          (2x)

– 5:42-43 (Jesus to unbelievers) “42moreover, I know that you do not have the love of God in you.d43I came in the name of my Father, but you do not accept me; yet if another comes in his own name, you will accept him.e                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (4x)

– 8:42  (Jesus to Jews who opposed him) 42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and am here; I did not come on my own, but he sent me.z                                                               (4x)

– 10:17 (The Good Shepherd) “That is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.”                                                                                                                                                                                                              (2x)

– 11:1-5, 11, 32-36, (The Lazarus Resurrection) 1Now a man was ill, Lazarus from Bethany,a the village of Mary and her sister Martha.2Mary was the one who had anointed the Lord with perfumed oil and dried his feet with her hair; it was her brother Lazarus who was ill.3So the sisters sent word to him, saying, “Master, the one you love is ill.”4When Jesus heard this he said, “This illness is not to end in death,* but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”b5Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.6So when he heard that he was ill, he remained for two days in the place where he was….11He said this, and then told them, “Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him.”… 32When Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”33When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her weeping, he became perturbed* and deeply troubled,34and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Sir, come and see.”35And Jesus wept.m36So the Jews said, “See how he loved him.”                                                                                                                                                                         20x

– 12:24-26  24* Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat;r but if it dies, it produces much fruit.25Whoever loves his life* loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.s26Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be..t                                                                                                                                                                         (6x)

– 13:1  1Before the feast of Passover,* Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.                                                                                     (2x)

– 13:23 When he had said this, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, “Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus’ side.                                                                                                                             (2x)

– 13:34-35 (The New Commandment) I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”                                                                                                                                                                                                  (4x)

– 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”                                                                                         (2x)

– 14:21  21“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”                                                                          (4x)

– 14:23-24 “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;  yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.”                                                                                                                                           (4x)

– 14:27-28  Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.s28* You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’t If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.                                                                                                                                                                                                 (4x)

– 14:31  u30I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world* is coming. He has no power over me,31but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.  (2x)

– 15:9-19  9As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.f10If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.g 11“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.h12This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.i13* No one has greater love than this,j to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.14You are my friends if you do what I command you.15I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends,* because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.k16It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.l17This I command you: love one another.m *18“If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.n19If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.o                        (20x)

– 16:25-27  25The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father.26On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.o27For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God.     (6x)

– 17:20-26   20“I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,21so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.m22And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one,23I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.24Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am* they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.n25Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me.o26I made known to them your name and I will make it known,* that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”                                                                                                                                                             (16x)

– 19:26 (At the site of the crucifixion) When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.”                                                                                                                           (2x)

– 20:2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.”                                                                       (2x)

– 21:7  So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”                                                                      (2x)

– 21:15-17 Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” [Jesus] said to him, “Feed my sheep.”                                                                                                                                                   (10x)

– 21:20 Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, “Master, who is the one who will betray you?”                                     (2x)

Blessed

– 12:12-13 12i On the next day, when the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,13they took palm branches* and went out to meet him, and cried out: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,                                                                                                                                                              (4x)

– 13:12-17  12So when he had washed their feet [and] put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you?13You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am.h14If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.15I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.i16Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger* greater than the one who sent him.j17If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.                                                                                                                    (10x)

– 20:24-29  24Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.25So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”o26Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”p27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”28* q Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”29* Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?r Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”                                                                                                 (14x)

– Care/caring/concern

– 10:11-15  11I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.c12A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them.d13This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.14I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me,15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.                                                                                                                      (8x)

Forgiveness

– 8:1-11 a2But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them.3Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery and made her stand in the middle.4They said to him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.5Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.* So what do you say?”b6They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.*7* But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them,c“Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”8Again he bent down and wrote on the ground.9And in response, they went away one by one, beginning with the elders. So he was left alone with the woman before him.10Then Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”d11She replied, “No one, sir.” Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, [and] from now on do not sin any more.”].                                                                   Ex of forgiveness                        (20x)

– 20:22-23 k21* [Jesus] said to them again,l “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”22* And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,m “Receive the holy Spirit.23* n Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”                                                                                (4x)

– 21:15-17 Peter’s forgiveness                                                                                                                                                    2xt

 

*Reason

Mark*   Totals: 69xt/43p/220sp + 7xt/11p/192sp parables = 76xt/54p/412sp

– 1:5 5People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins.                                                             (2x)

– 1:24 23* In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; 24* he cried out, “What have you to do with us,* Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”                    (2x)

– 1:34. 34He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.                                                                                                                                          (2x)

– 2:1* When Jesus returned to Capernauma after some days, it became known that he was at home.*                         (2x)

– 2:5-8 3They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. 5* When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven.” 6* Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves, 7“Why does this man speak that way?* He is blaspheming. Who but God alone can forgive sins?”b 8Jesus immediately knew in his mind what they were thinking to themselves, so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts? 9Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’? 10* But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”— 11he said to the paralytic, “I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”                                                                                                                                                                                  (12x)

– 3:12 11* And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him and shout, “You are the Son of God.”e 12He warned them (his disciples) sternly not to make him known.                                                                          (2x)

– 3:20-27  20* He came home.* Again [the] crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.i 21When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”j 22The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,”* and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.”                                                                                                                                                                                                         6x

– 4:11-12 11* He answered them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, 12so that ‘they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.’”                                                                (6x)

– 4:13 13* Jesus said to them, “Do you not understand this parable?d Then how will you understand any of the parables?                                                                                                                                                                                               (2x)

– 4:26-27 26He said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God;* it is as if a man were to scatter seedj on the land 27and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.      4x

– 4:33-34 33With many such parablesl he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.34Without parables he did not speak to them, but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.                                4x

– 5:15-16  15As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. 16Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine.                                                                                (6x)

– 5:41-43  41* He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” 42The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around.[At that] they were utterly astounded. 43He gave strict orders that no one should know this.                                                                                                  (6x)

– 6:2  2* When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!                                                                                                                                                                   (4x)

– 6:16 h16But when Herod learned of it, he said, “It is John whom I beheaded. He has been raised up.”  2x

– 6:20 . 20Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and kept him in custody.                 (2x)

– 6:33 People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat.n 32So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.o 33People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (2x)

– 6:49-52  49But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out. 50* They had all seen him and were terrified. But at once he spoke with them, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” 51He got into the boat with them and the wind died down. They were [completely] astounded. 52They had not understood the incident of the loaves.* On the contrary, their hearts were hardened.                                                                           (8x)

– 7:14-18 14d He summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. 15Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” 17* e When he got home away from the crowd his disciples questioned him about the parable. 18He said to them, “Are even you likewise without understanding? Do you not realize that everything that goes into a person from outside cannot defile,..                                                                                                                                                                        (8x

– 7:20-21  20“But what comes out of a person, that is what defiles. 21g From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder                                                                                                                    (2x)

– 7:24 . 24h From that place he went off to the district of Tyre.*  He entered a house and wanted no one to know about it, but he could not escape notice.                                                                                                                             (2x)

– 8:14-21 14d They had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15* He enjoined them, “Watch out, guard against the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” 16They concluded among themselves that it was because they had no bread. 17When he became aware of this he said to them, “Why do you conclude that it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend? Are your hearts hardened?e 18Do you have eyes and not see, ears and not hear? And do you not remember,f 19when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many wicker baskets full of fragments you picked up?” They answered him, “Twelve.” 20“When I broke the seven loaves for the four thousand, how many full baskets of fragments did you pick up?” They answered [him], “Seven.” 21He said to them, “Do you still not understand?”                      (16x)

– 8:31-33  31i He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. 32He spoke this openly. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”                                          (8x)

– 9:5-6. 5* Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”6He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.                      4x

– 9:30 30g  They left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. 31He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise.” 32But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.                                                                                                                                                                            (6x)

– 10:6-12  6But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.c 7For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife],d 8and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” 10In the house the disciples again questioned him about this. 11e He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”                                                                                                                                                                                         (10x)

– 10:19 19You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”j                        (2x)

– 10:37-38  37They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.” 38* o Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking.                                                                          (4x)

– 10:42-43* Jesus summoned them and said to them,p “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. 43But it shall not be so among you.                                                                                                                                                                                                          (4x)

– 11:30-33 30Was John’s baptism of heavenly or of human origin? Answer me.” 31They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘[Then] why did you not believe him?’ 32But shall we say, ‘Of human origin’?”—they feared the crowd, for they all thought John really was a prophet. 33So they said to Jesus in reply, “We do not know.”                                                                                                                             (8x)

– 12:6-8  5He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. 6He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ (Love) 7But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.                                                                             6x

– 12:12. 12They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them.                                                                                                                                                                                2x

– 12:14-15  13* They sent some Pharisees and Herodians to him to ensnare him in his speech.* 14They came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are a truthful man and that you are not concerned with anyone’s opinion. You do not regard a person’s status but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not? Should we pay or should we not pay?” 15Knowing their hypocrisy he said to them, “Why are you testing me?                                                                                                                                                   (8x)

– 12:24 24Jesus said to them (Sadducees), “Are you not misled because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God?                                                                                                                                                                                    (2x)

– 12:28-34  28One of the scribes,i when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” 29Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! 30You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’j 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”k 32The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ 33And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”l 34And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.m                                                         (18x)

– 13:14 14f “When you see the desolating abomination standing* where he should not (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains,g                                                                                                                 (2x)

– 13:28-29  28m “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. 29In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the gates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (4x)

– 13:32-35 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.  32“But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33n Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. 34It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.o 35Watch, therefore; you do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (10x)

– 14:40 39Withdrawing again, he prayed, saying the same thing. 40Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open and did not know what to answer him.                                       (2x)

– 14:61-64 61* Again the high priest asked him and said to him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?” 62Then Jesus answered, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’”o 63At that the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further need have we of witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him as deserving to die.                                                                                                                                                                      (8x)

– 14:68, 71 66q While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the high priest’s maids came along. 67Seeing Peter warming himself, she looked intently at him and said, “You too were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68* But he denied it saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” So he went out into the outer court. [Then the cock crowed.] 69The maid saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70Once again he denied it. A little later the bystanders said to Peter once more, “Surely you are one of them; for you too are a Galilean.” 71He began to curse and to swear, “I do not know this man about whom you are talking.”                                                                                                                                                                                                       (4x)

– 15:9-10. 9Pilate answered, “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?”10For he knew that it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed him over.                                                                                                          (2x)

– 15:45 .44Pilate was amazed that he was already dead. He summoned the centurion and asked him if Jesus had already died.45And when he learned of it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.                   2x

Luke*    87xt/60p/304sp + Parables 14xt/25p/492sp = 101xt/85p/796sp

– 1:3-4. b3I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus,4so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received.                                                                                                                                                                                     (4x)

– 1:17-18  17He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah* to turn the hearts of fathers toward children and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to prepare a people fit for the Lord 18Then Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.”         (6x)

– 1:21-22. 21Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah and were amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary.22But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary.                                                                                                                                                                           (4x)

– 1:72. 72to show mercy to our fathersn and to be mindful of his holy covenanto                                                 2x

– 1:76-77  76And you, child, will be called prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord* to prepare his ways,r 77to give his people knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, 78because of the tender mercy of our Gods by which the daybreak from on high* will visit ust 79to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”                                                                                      (6x)

– 2:15-17  15When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. 17When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.                                                                                                             (6x)

– 2:35  33The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; 34and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradictedl 35(and you yourself a sword will pierce)* so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”                                                                                                                                         (2x)

– 2:40  39When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.n 40The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.                                                                                                                                                            (2x)

– 2:41-52  41Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,p 42and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.  43After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, 47and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. 48When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” 49And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” 50But they did not understand what he said to them. 51He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.q 52And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and age and favor before God and man.                                                                                                                                                                               (22x)

– 3:23  23q When Jesus began his ministry he was about thirty years of age. He was the son, as was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,r                                                                                                                    (2x)

– 4:33-34  33In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon,u and he cried out in a loud voice, 34“Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?* I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”                                                                                                                                                        (4x)

– 4:41. 41* And demons also came out from many, shouting, “You are the Son of God.”y But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Messiah.