Luk - 21
Widow's mites, prophesy of destruction of the temple and the end
days, be prepared
Luk - 22 The last supper, preparing the disciples, capture and trial before the sanhedrin
Luk - 23 Condemnation, insults and crucifiction.
Luk - 24 Arisen Lord, witness to many and promise of God.
Jesus saw many cast gifts into the church treasury, and
taught his disciples, "Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor
widow hath cast in more than they all; for all these have of
their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God, but she of her
penury hath cast in all the living that she had."
When some praised the temple and its adornment, Jesus told them, "As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down."
Then they asked Him when these things would be, and He said, "Take heed that ye be not deceived, for many shall come in my name saying, 'I am the christ, and the time draweth near.' Go ye not therefore after them.
"But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified, for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And great earthquakes shall be in divers places; and famines and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from Heaven.
"But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you unto the synagogues and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
"Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate before what ye shall answer, for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
"And ye shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren and kinfolks and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
"But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience, possess ye your souls.
"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out, and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
"But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days; for there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the gentiles until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the Earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, men's hearts failing them for fear and looking after those things which are coming on the Earth. For the powers of Heaven shall be shaken.
"And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.
"Behold the fig tree and all the trees. When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
"Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
"And take heed to yourselves lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this
life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare
shall it come on all of them that dwell on the face of the whole
Earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be
accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to
pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."
Jesus sent Peter and John into Jerusalem saying, "Go and prepare us the Passover that we may eat." They asked where, and He told them, "Behold; when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, 'The Master saith unto thee, where is the guestchamber where I shall eat the passover with my disciples.' And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished; there make ready." And they did as He directed.
At the meal, Jesus said to them, "With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God."
He took the cup, gave thanks, and said, "Take this, and
divide it among yourselves. For I say unto you, I will not drink
of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God shall
He took the bread and broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me." Likewise after supper, He gave them the cup, saying, "This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
"But behold, the hand of him that
betrayeth Me is with Me on
the table. And truly the Son of Man goeth as it was determined,
but woe unto that man by whom He is betrayed."
There was question at the table about
who would be the
greatest, and Jesus taught them, "The kings of the gentiles
exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority
upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so; but he
that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he
that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he
that sitteth at meat or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth
at meat? But I am among you as he that serveth.
"Ye are they which have continued with
Me in my temptations,
and I appoint unto you a Kingdom, as my Father hath appointed
unto Me, that ye may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom and
sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
"Simon, Simon; behold, Satan hath desired to have you that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not. And when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
When Simon said he was ready to die with his Lord, Jesus told him, "I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest Me."
To all of them, Jesus said, "When I sent you without purse
and script and shoes, lacked ye any thing? But now he that hath
a purse, let him take it, and likewise his script. And he that
hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say
unto you that this that is written must yet be accomplished in
Me, 'And He was reckoned among the transgressors,' for the things
concerning Me have an end."
They produced two swords, and He told them, "It is enough."
In the mount of olives, Jesus told
them all, "Pray that ye
enter not into temptation." And moving off a ways, Jesus prayed,
"Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me.
Nevertheless, not my will but thine be done. Returning to the
disciples, He found them asleep and asked, "Why sleep ye? Rise
and pray, lest ye enter into temptation."
Then Judas came with a multitude and betrayed Jesus, and when they seized Jesus, Peter drew a sword and cut off the ear of the servant of the high priest. Jesus said, "Suffer ye thus far," and He touched the man and healed him.
Jesus said to those who seized Him, "Be ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against Me. But this your hour, and the power of darkness"
Before the council, the chief priests asked Jesus if He was
the Christ. He answered them, "If I tell you, ye will not
believe. And If I also ask you, ye will not answer Me nor let Me
go. Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the right hand of the
power of God." When they asked if this meant that He was the Son
of God, He said, "Ye say that I am."
Having condemned Jesus, the rulers of the faith accused Him to Pilate. Pilate asked Jesus if He was indeed king of the jews, and He answered, "Thou sayest it."
And after He was rejected by his people in favor of a criminal, and was scourged and belittled, they took Him and crucified Him before those who lamented for Him. Jesus told them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for your children. For behold, the days are coming in which they shall say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.' Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us;' and to the hills, ' Cover us.' For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?"
They crucified Jesus with two criminals.
From the cross, He said, "Father,
forgive them, for they
know now what they do." One of the criminals asked Jesus to
remember Him when He came into his Kingdom, and Jesus told the
man, "Verily I say unto thee, to day shalt thou be with Me in
About the sixth hour there was darkness, and the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit," and He died and was buried.
After the sabbath, several women came to the tomb to anoint the body, but found the tomb open and two men who told them that Jesus had arisen. And as they were going back, Jesus appeared to them and asked, "What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad." They did not know Him but wondered that He did not know what things had happened, and He asked, "What things?"
They told Him what had happened, and that they had found the tomb empty, and Jesus said, "O fool, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory." And He taught them.
The women reported this to the disciples, and Jesus then appeared to them saying, "Peace be unto you.
"Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Handle Me and see for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see Me have."
And when they had handled Him, He asked, "Have ye here any meat," and He ate.
Then He reminded them, "These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you; that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the Psalms concerning Me. Thus it is written and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.
"And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you. But
tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power
from on high."
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