Repent or Perish
1At that time,13:1 Mt 21:18–19; Mk 11:12–14 some people came and reported to him about the Galileans13:1 Jn 4:45 whose blood Pilate13:1 Mt 27:2 had mixed with their sacrifices.
2And he13:2 Other mss read Jesus responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all the other Galileans because they suffered these things?13:2 Jn 9:2
3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well.
4Or those eighteen that the tower in Siloam13:4 Jn 9:7 fell on and killed — do you think they were more sinful than all the other people who live in Jerusalem?
5No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as well.”
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
6And he told this parable:13:6 Lk 5:35; 12:16 “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none.13:6 Mt 21:18–19; Mk 11:13
8 “But he replied to him, ‘Sir, 13:8 Or Lord leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.13:8 Lk 16:3
9Perhaps it will produce fruit next year, but if not, you can cut it down.’”
Healing a Daughter of Abraham
11a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit13:11 Lit had a spirit of disability13:11 Mt 8:17; Lk 4:33; 6:18; 7:21; 8:2,29; 9:39 for over eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.13:11 Or straighten up completely
12When Jesus saw her, he called out to her,13:12 Or he summoned her “Woman, you are free of your disability.”
14But the leader of the synagogue, indignant13:14 Mt 20:24; 21:15; 26:8; Mk 10:14,41; 14:4 because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, “There are six days when work should be done;13:14 Ex 20:9; Ezk 46:1 therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”
15But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites!13:15 Lk 6:42 Doesn’t each one of you untie his ox13:15 Lk 14:5,19; 1Co 9:9 or donkey from the feeding trough13:15 Lk 2:7,12,16 on the Sabbath and lead it to water?13:15 Mt 12:11; Lk 14:5
The Parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Leaven
18He said, therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like,13:18–19 Mt 13:31–32; Mk 4:30–32 and what can I compare it to?
19It’s like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”
The Narrow Way
22He went through one town and village after another, teaching and making his way to Jerusalem.13:22 Lk 9:51
He said to them,
24“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door,13:24 Mt 7:13–14 because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able
25once the homeowner gets up and shuts the door.13:25 Mt 7:22–23; 10:33; 25:12 Then you will stand outside and knock on the door, saying, ‘Lord, open up for us! ’ He will answer you, ‘I don’t know you or where you’re from.’
26Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’
27But he will say, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you’re from. Get away from me,13:27 Ps 6:8; 2Tm 2:19; Heb 3:12 all you evildoers!’
28There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth13:28 Mt 13:42,50; 22:13; 24:51; 25:30 in that place,13:28–29 Mt 8:11–12 when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God,13:28 Mk 1:15; Lk 4:43 but yourselves thrown out.
29They will come from east and west, from north and south, to share the banquet13:29 Lit recline at the table in the kingdom of God.
Jesus and Herod Antipas
32He said to them, “Go tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m driving out demons and performing healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.’13:32 Lit I will be finished13:32 Heb 2:10; 5:9; 7:28
Jesus’s Lamentation over Jerusalem
34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 13:34–35 Mt 23:37–39; Lk 19:41–44 who kills the prophets and stones13:34 Heb 11:37 those who are sent to her.13:34 2Ch 24:20–22; Mt 21:35; Lk 20:15 How often I wanted to gather your children13:34 Ps 147:2; Is 62:1,4 together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,13:34 Dt 32:11; Ps 17:8; 36:7 but you were not willing!13:34 Jn 5:40
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