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Luke 13

Repent or Perish
1There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood #ch. 3:1Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And he answered them, #[Job 4:7; John 9:2; Acts 28:4]“Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3No, I tell you; but unless you #See ch. 5:32repent, you will all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen on whom the tower in #John 9:7, 11Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5No, I tell you; but unless you #[See ver. 3 above]repent, you will all likewise perish.”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
6And he told this parable: “A man had #Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13; [Isa. 5:2]a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. #ch. 3:9; Matt. 7:19Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ 8And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”
A Woman with a Disabling Spirit
10Now #See Matt. 4:23; Mark 6:2he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11And behold, there was a woman who had had #Acts 16:16; [ver. 16]a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13And he #See Mark 5:23 laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she #ch. 5:25; 18:43; See ch. 7:16glorified God. 14But #See ch. 8:41 the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus #See Matt. 12:2 had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, #Ex. 20:9; Ezek. 46:1“There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! #ch. 14:5; [Matt. 12:11]Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? 16And ought not this woman, #ch. 19:9 a daughter of Abraham whom #[ver. 11; Acts 10:38; 1 Cor. 5:5; 2 Cor. 12:7]; See 1 Chr. 21:1Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17As he said these things, #Ps. 132:18; 1 Pet. 3:16 all his adversaries were put to shame, and #ch. 18:43all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.
The Mustard Seed and the Leaven
18 # For ver. 18, 19, see Matt. 13:31, 32; Mark 4:30-32 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19It is like #ch. 17:6; Matt. 17:20a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”
20And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21#Matt. 13:33 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in #Gen. 18:6 three measures of flour, until it was #1 Cor. 5:6; Gal. 5:9all leavened.”
The Narrow Door
22 # See Mark 6:6 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and #[ver. 33]; See ch. 9:51journeying toward Jerusalem. 23And someone said to him, “Lord, #Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:15will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24#1 Tim. 4:10; Heb. 12:4; [1 Tim. 6:12 (Gk.)]; See 1 Cor. 9:25 “Strive #Matt. 7:13to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25#For ver. 25-27, [Matt. 25:10-12] When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, #Matt. 7:22, 23 ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, #Matt. 10:33; 25:12; [2 Tim. 2:19]‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26Then you will begin to say, #[Ex. 24:11]‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27But he will say, ‘I tell you, #[See ver. 25 above] I do not know where you come from. #See Ps. 6:8Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28#See Matt. 8:11, 12In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see #See Matt. 8:11, 12Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but #See Matt. 8:11, 12you yourselves cast out. 29And #[See ver. 28 above] people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and #[ch. 14:15; 22:30]recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30And behold, #See Matt. 19:30some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”
Lament over Jerusalem
31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from #[Matt. 19:1; Mark 10:1] here, for #See ch. 3:1Herod wants to kill you.” 32And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day #[See Heb. 2:10; 5:9; 7:28]I finish my course. 33Nevertheless, #[John 11:9] I #Acts 3:21; 17:3 must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that #See Matt. 21:11a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34#For ver. 34, 35, see Matt. 23:37-39; [ch. 19:41-44] O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that #See Matt. 21:35 kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! #[Matt. 26:55] How often would I have #[Ps. 147:2; Prov. 1:24] gathered #ch. 23:28 your children together #[Deut. 32:11, 12] as a hen gathers her brood #Ruth 2:12 under her wings, and #John 5:40you were not willing! 35Behold, #[Isa. 64:11; Jer. 12:7; 22:5] your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, #ch. 19:38; Cited from Ps. 118:26‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

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