The Complete Words of Jesus Christ of Nazareth

NIRV: New International Reader's Version


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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (MAT)
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The Gospel According to St. Matthew (MAT)
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NIRV MAT 03:15 "Let it be this way for now. It is right for us to do this. It carries out God's holy plan."

NIRV MAT 04:04 "It is written, 'Man must not live only on bread. He must also live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

NIRV MAT 04:07 "It is also written, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'

NIRV MAT 04:10 "Get away from me, Satan! It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God. He is the only one you should serve.'"

NIRV MAT 04:17 "Turn away from your sins!" . . . "The kingdom of heaven has come near."

NIRV MAT 04:19 "Come and follow me," . . . "I will send you out to fish for people."

NIRV MAT 05:03 "Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

NIRV MAT 05:04 Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted.

NIRV MAT 05:05 Blessed are those who are humble. They will be given the earth.

NIRV MAT 05:06 Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right. They will be filled.

NIRV MAT 05:07 Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy.

NIRV MAT 05:08 Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God.

NIRV MAT 05:09 Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called children of God.

NIRV MAT 05:10 Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

NIRV MAT 05:11 "Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me.

NIRV MAT 05:12 Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago.

NIRV MAT 05:13 "You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.

NIRV MAT 05:14 "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill can't be hidden.

NIRV MAT 05:15 Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house.

NIRV MAT 05:16 In the same way, let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.

NIRV MAT 05:17 "Do not think I have come to get rid of what is written in the Law or in the Prophets. I have not come to do this. Instead, I have come to fulfill what is written.

NIRV MAT 05:18 What I'm about to tell you is true. Heaven and earth will disappear before the smallest letter disappears from the Law. Not even the smallest mark of a pen will disappear from the Law until everything is completed.

NIRV MAT 05:19 Do not ignore even one of the least important commands. And do not teach others to ignore them. If you do, you will be called the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. Instead, practice and teach these commands. Then you will be called important in the kingdom of heaven.

NIRV MAT 05:20 Here is what I tell you. You must be more godly than the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. If you are not, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

NIRV MAT 05:21 "You have heard what was said to people who lived long ago. They were told, 'Do not commit murder. Anyone who murders will be judged for it.'

NIRV MAT 05:22 But here is what I tell you. Do not be angry with a brother or sister. Anyone who is angry with them will be judged. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, 'Raca,' must stand trial in court. And anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire in hell.

NIRV MAT 05:23 "Suppose you are offering your gift at the altar. And you remember that your brother or sister has something against you.

NIRV MAT 05:24 Leave your gift in front of the altar. First go and make peace with them. Then come back and offer your gift.

NIRV MAT 05:25 "Suppose someone has a claim against you and is taking you to court. Settle the matter quickly. Do this while you are still together on the way. If you don't, you may be handed over to the judge. The judge may hand you over to the officer to be thrown into prison.

NIRV MAT 05:26 What I'm about to tell you is true. You will not get out until you have paid the very last penny!

NIRV MAT 05:27 "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'

NIRV MAT 05:28 But here is what I tell you. Do not even look at a woman in the wrong way. Anyone who does has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

NIRV MAT 05:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, poke it out and throw it away. Your eye is only one part of your body. It is better to lose an eye than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

NIRV MAT 05:30 If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. Your hand is only one part of your body. It is better to lose a hand than for your whole body to go into hell.

NIRV MAT 05:31 "It has been said, 'Suppose a man divorces his wife. If he does, he must give her a letter of divorce.'

NIRV MAT 05:32 But here is what I tell you. Anyone who divorces his wife makes her a victim of adultery. And anyone who gets married to the divorced woman commits adultery. A man may divorce his wife only if she has not been faithful to him.

NIRV MAT 05:33 "Again, you have heard what was said to your people long ago. They were told, 'Do not break the promises you make to the Lord. Keep your promises to the Lord that you have made.'

NIRV MAT 05:34 But here is what I tell you. Do not make any promises like that at all. Do not make them in the name of heaven. That is God's throne.

NIRV MAT 05:35 Do not make them in the name of the earth. That is the stool for God's feet. Do not make them in the name of Jerusalem. That is the city of the Great King.

NIRV MAT 05:36 And do not make a promise in your own name. You can't make even one hair of your head white or black.

NIRV MAT 05:37 All you need to say is simply 'Yes' or 'No.' Anything more than this comes from the evil one.

NIRV MAT 05:38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye must be put out for an eye. A tooth must be knocked out for a tooth.'

NIRV MAT 05:39 But here is what I tell you. Do not fight against an evil person. Suppose someone slaps you on your right cheek. Turn your other cheek to them also.

NIRV MAT 05:40 Suppose someone takes you to court to get your shirt. Let them have your coat also.

NIRV MAT 05:41 Suppose someone forces you to go one mile. Go two miles with them.

NIRV MAT 05:42 Give to the one who asks you for something. Don't turn away from the one who wants to borrow something from you.

NIRV MAT 05:43 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor. Hate your enemy.'

NIRV MAT 05:44 But here is what I tell you. Love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.

NIRV MAT 05:45 Then you will be children of your Father who is in heaven. He causes his sun to shine on evil people and good people. He sends rain on those who do right and those who don't.

NIRV MAT 05:46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Even the tax collectors do that.

NIRV MAT 05:47 If you greet only your own people, what more are you doing than others? Even people who are ungodly do that.

NIRV MAT 05:48 So be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

NIRV MAT 06:01 "Be careful not to do good deeds in front of other people. Don't do those deeds to be seen by others. If you do, your Father in heaven will not reward you.

NIRV MAT 06:02 "When you give to needy people, do not announce it by having trumpets blown. Do not be like those who only pretend to be holy. They announce what they do in the synagogues and on the streets. They want to be honored by other people. What I'm about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward.

NIRV MAT 06:03 When you give to needy people, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

NIRV MAT 06:04 Then your giving will be done secretly. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.

NIRV MAT 06:05 "When you pray, do not be like those who only pretend to be holy. They love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners. They want to be seen by other people. What I'm about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward.

NIRV MAT 06:06 When you pray, go into your room. Close the door and pray to your Father, who can't be seen. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.

NIRV MAT 06:07 When you pray, do not keep talking on and on. That is what ungodly people do. They think they will be heard because they talk a lot.

NIRV MAT 06:08 Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

NIRV MAT 06:09 "This is how you should pray. "'Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored.

NIRV MAT 06:10 May your kingdom come. May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is done in heaven.

NIRV MAT 06:11 Give us today our daily bread.

NIRV MAT 06:12 And forgive us our sins, just as we also have forgiven those who sin against us.

NIRV MAT 06:13 Keep us from sinning when we are tempted. Save us from the evil one.'

NIRV MAT 06:14 Forgive other people when they sin against you. If you do, your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you.

NIRV MAT 06:15 But if you do not forgive the sins of other people, your Father will not forgive your sins.

NIRV MAT 06:16 "When you go without eating, do not look gloomy like those who only pretend to be holy. They make their faces look very sad. They want to show people they are fasting. What I'm about to tell you is true. They have received their complete reward.

NIRV MAT 06:17 But when you go without eating, put olive oil on your head. Wash your face.

NIRV MAT 06:18 Then others will not know that you are fasting. Only your Father, who can't be seen, will know it. Your Father will reward you, because he sees what you do secretly.

NIRV MAT 06:19 "Do not gather for yourselves riches on earth. Moths and rats can destroy them. Thieves can break in and steal them.

NIRV MAT 06:20 Instead, gather for yourselves riches in heaven. There, moths and rats do not destroy them. There, thieves do not break in and steal them.

NIRV MAT 06:21 Your heart will be where your riches are.

NIRV MAT 06:22 "The eye is like a lamp for the body. Suppose your eyes are healthy. Then your whole body will be full of light.

NIRV MAT 06:23 But suppose your eyes can't see well. Then your whole body will be full of darkness. If the light inside you is darkness, then it is very dark!

NIRV MAT 06:24 "No one can serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one of them and love the other. Or you will be faithful to one and dislike the other. You can't serve God and money at the same time.

NIRV MAT 06:25 "I tell you, do not worry. Don't worry about your life and what you will eat or drink. And don't worry about your body and what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than eating? Aren't there more important things for the body than clothes?

NIRV MAT 06:26 Look at the birds of the air. They don't plant or gather crops. They don't put away crops in storerooms. But your Father who is in heaven feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than they are?

NIRV MAT 06:27 Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying?

NIRV MAT 06:28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the wild flowers grow. They don't work or make clothing.

NIRV MAT 06:29 But here is what I tell you. Not even Solomon in all his royal robes was dressed like one of these flowers.

NIRV MAT 06:30 If that is how God dresses the wild grass, won't he dress you even better? Your faith is so small! After all, the grass is here only today. Tomorrow it is thrown into the fire.

NIRV MAT 06:31 So don't worry. Don't say, 'What will we eat?' Or, 'What will we drink?' Or, 'What will we wear?'

NIRV MAT 06:32 People who are ungodly run after all those things. Your Father who is in heaven knows that you need them.

NIRV MAT 06:33 But put God's kingdom first. Do what he wants you to do. Then all those things will also be given to you.

NIRV MAT 06:34 So don't worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

NIRV MAT 07:01 "Do not judge other people. Then you will not be judged.

NIRV MAT 07:02 You will be judged in the same way you judge others. You will be measured in the same way you measure others.

NIRV MAT 07:03 "You look at the bit of sawdust in your friend's eye. But you pay no attention to the piece of wood in your own eye.

NIRV MAT 07:04 How can you say to your friend, 'Let me take the bit of sawdust out of your eye?' How can you say this while there is a piece of wood in your own eye?

NIRV MAT 07:05 You pretender! First take the piece of wood out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see clearly to take the bit of sawdust out of your friend's eye.

NIRV MAT 07:06 "Do not give holy things to dogs. Do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they might walk all over them. They might turn around and tear you to pieces.

NIRV MAT 07:07 "Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.

NIRV MAT 07:08 Everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks.

NIRV MAT 07:09 "Suppose your son asks for bread. Which of you will give him a stone?

NIRV MAT 07:10 Or suppose he asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake?

NIRV MAT 07:11 Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

NIRV MAT 07:12 In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you. This is what is written in the Law and in the Prophets.

NIRV MAT 07:13 "Enter God's kingdom through the narrow gate. The gate is large and the road is wide that leads to ruin. Many people go that way.

NIRV MAT 07:14 But the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to life. Only a few people find it.

NIRV MAT 07:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you pretending to be sheep. But on the inside they are hungry wolves.

NIRV MAT 07:16 You can tell each tree by its fruit. Do people pick grapes from bushes? Do they pick figs from thorns?

NIRV MAT 07:17 In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit. But a bad tree bears bad fruit.

NIRV MAT 07:18 A good tree can't bear bad fruit. And a bad tree can't bear good fruit.

NIRV MAT 07:19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down. It is thrown into the fire.

NIRV MAT 07:20 You can tell each tree by its fruit.

NIRV MAT 07:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven. Only those who do what my Father in heaven wants will enter.

NIRV MAT 07:22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord! Lord! Didn't we prophesy in your name? Didn't we drive out demons in your name? Didn't we do many miracles in your name?'

NIRV MAT 07:23 Then I will tell them clearly, 'I never knew you. Get away from me, you who do evil!'

NIRV MAT 07:24 "So then, everyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like a wise man. He builds his house on the rock.

NIRV MAT 07:25 The rain comes down. The water rises. The winds blow and beat against that house. But it does not fall. It is built on the rock.

NIRV MAT 07:26 But everyone who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man. He builds his house on sand.

NIRV MAT 07:27 The rain comes down. The water rises. The winds blow and beat against that house. And it falls with a loud crash."

NIRV MAT 08:03 "I am willing to do it," . . . "Be 'clean!'"

NIRV MAT 08:04 "Don't tell anyone. Go and show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift Moses commanded. It will be a witness to everyone."

NIRV MAT 08:07 Shall I come and heal him?"

NIRV MAT 08:10 "What I'm about to tell you is true. In Israel I have not found anyone whose faith is so strong.

NIRV MAT 08:11 I say to you that many will come from the east and the west. They will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of heaven. They will sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

NIRV MAT 08:12 But those who think they belong in the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness. There they will weep and grind their teeth."

NIRV MAT 08:13 "Go! It will be done just as you believed it would."

NIRV MAT 08:20 "Foxes have dens. Birds have nests. But the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

NIRV MAT 08:22 "Follow me. Let the dead bury their own dead."

NIRV MAT 08:26 "Your faith is so small! Why are you so afraid?"

NIRV MAT 08:32 "Go!"

NIRV MAT 09:02 "Don't lose hope, son. Your sins are forgiven."

NIRV MAT 09:04 "Why do you have evil thoughts in your hearts?

NIRV MAT 09:05 Is it easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven?' Or to say, 'Get up and walk?'

NIRV MAT 09:06 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." . . . "Get up," . . . "Take your mat and go home."

NIRV MAT 09:09 "Follow me,"

NIRV MAT 09:12 "Those who are healthy don't need a doctor. Sick people do.

NIRV MAT 09:13 Go and learn what this means, 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to follow me."

NIRV MAT 09:15 "How can the guests of the groom be sad while he is with them? The time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast.

NIRV MAT 09:16 "People don't sew a patch of new cloth on old clothes. The new piece will pull away from the old. That will make the tear worse.

NIRV MAT 09:17 People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst. The wine will run out, and the wineskins will be destroyed. No, people pour new wine into new wineskins. Then both are saved."

NIRV MAT 09:22 "Dear woman, don't give up hope," . . . "Your faith has healed you."

NIRV MAT 09:24 "Go away. The girl is not dead. She is sleeping."

NIRV MAT 09:28 "Do you believe that I can do this?"

NIRV MAT 09:29 "It will happen to you just as you believed."

NIRV MAT 09:30 "Be sure that no one knows about this."

NIRV MAT 09:37 "The harvest is huge. But there are only a few workers.

NIRV MAT 09:38 So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest field."

NIRV MAT 10:05 "Do not go among the Gentiles," . . . "Do not enter any town of the Samaritans.

NIRV MAT 10:06 Instead, go to the people of Israel. They are like sheep that have become lost.

NIRV MAT 10:07 As you go, preach this message, 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.'

NIRV MAT 10:08 Heal those who are sick. Bring those who are dead back to life. Make those who have skin diseases 'clean' again. Drive out demons. You have received freely, so give freely.

NIRV MAT 10:09 "Do not get any gold, silver or copper to take with you in your belts.

NIRV MAT 10:10 Do not take a bag for the journey. Do not take extra clothes or sandals or walking sticks. A worker should be given what he needs.

NIRV MAT 10:11 When you enter a town or village, look for someone who is willing to welcome you. Stay at their house until you leave.

NIRV MAT 10:12 As you enter the home, greet those who live there.

NIRV MAT 10:13 If that home welcomes you, give it your blessing of peace. If it does not, don't bless it.

NIRV MAT 10:14 Some people may not welcome you or listen to your words. If they don't, leave that home or town, and shake the dust off your feet.

NIRV MAT 10:15 What I'm about to tell you is true. On judgment day it will be easier for Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

NIRV MAT 10:16 "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as wise as snakes and as harmless as doves.

NIRV MAT 10:17 Watch out! You will be handed over to the local courts. You will be whipped in the synagogues.

NIRV MAT 10:18 You will be brought to governors and kings because of me. You will be witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.

NIRV MAT 10:19 But when they arrest you, don't worry about what you will say or how you will say it. At that time you will be given the right words to say.

NIRV MAT 10:20 It will not be you speaking. The Spirit of your Father will be speaking through you.

NIRV MAT 10:21 "Brothers will hand over brothers to be killed. Fathers will hand over their children. Children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death.

NIRV MAT 10:22 You will be hated by everyone because of me. But anyone who remains strong in the faith will be saved.

NIRV MAT 10:23 When people attack you in one place, escape to another. What I'm about to tell you is true. You will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

NIRV MAT 10:24 "The student is not better than the teacher. A slave is not better than his master.

NIRV MAT 10:25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers. And it is enough for slaves to be like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, what can the others who live there expect?

NIRV MAT 10:26 "So don't be afraid of your enemies. Everything that is secret will be brought out into the open. Everything that is hidden will be uncovered.

NIRV MAT 10:27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, shout from the rooftops.

NIRV MAT 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

NIRV MAT 10:29 Aren't two sparrows sold for only a penny? But not one of them falls to the ground outside your Father's care.

NIRV MAT 10:30 He even counts every hair on your head!

NIRV MAT 10:31 So don't be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

NIRV MAT 10:32 "What if someone says in front of others that they know me? I will also say in front of my Father who is in heaven that I know them.

NIRV MAT 10:33 But what if someone says in front of others that they don't know me? I will say in front of my Father who is in heaven that I don't know them.

NIRV MAT 10:34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth. I didn't come to bring peace. I came to bring a sword.

NIRV MAT 10:35 I have come to turn "'sons against their fathers. Daughters will refuse to obey their mothers. Daughters-in-law will be against their mothers-in-law.

NIRV MAT 10:36 A man's enemies will be the members of his own family.'

NIRV MAT 10:37 "Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. Anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

NIRV MAT 10:38 Whoever does not pick up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

NIRV MAT 10:39 Whoever finds their life will lose it. Whoever loses their life because of me will find it.

NIRV MAT 10:40 "Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.

NIRV MAT 10:41 Suppose someone welcomes a prophet as a prophet. They will receive a prophet's reward. And suppose someone welcomes a godly person as a godly person. They will receive a godly person's reward.

NIRV MAT 10:42 Suppose someone gives even a cup of cold water to a little one who follows me. What I'm about to tell you is true. That person will certainly be rewarded."

NIRV MAT 11:04 "Go back to John. Report to him what you hear and see.

NIRV MAT 11:05 Blind people receive sight. Disabled people walk. Those who have skin diseases are made 'clean.' Deaf people hear. Those who are dead are raised to life. And the good news is preached to those who are poor.

NIRV MAT 11:06 Blessed is anyone who does not give up their faith because of me."

NIRV MAT 11:07 "What did you go out into the desert to see? Tall grass waving in the wind?

NIRV MAT 11:08 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No. People who wear fine clothes are in kings' palaces.

NIRV MAT 11:09 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

NIRV MAT 11:10 He is the one written about in Scripture. It says, "'I will send my messenger ahead of you. He will prepare your way for you.'

NIRV MAT 11:11 What I'm about to tell you is true. No one more important than John the Baptist has ever been born. But the least important person in the kingdom of heaven is more important than he is.

NIRV MAT 11:12 Since the days of John the Baptist, the kingdom of heaven has been under attack. And violent people are taking hold of it.

NIRV MAT 11:13 All the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John came.

NIRV MAT 11:14 If you are willing to accept it, John is the Elijah who was supposed to come.

NIRV MAT 11:15 Whoever has ears should listen.

NIRV MAT 11:16 "What can I compare today's people to? They are like children sitting in the markets and calling out to others. They say,

NIRV MAT 11:17 "'We played the flute for you. But you didn't dance. We sang a funeral song. But you didn't become sad.'

NIRV MAT 11:18 When John came, he didn't eat or drink as you do. And people say, 'He has a demon.'

NIRV MAT 11:19 But when the Son of Man came, he ate and drank as you do. And people say, 'This fellow is always eating and drinking far too much. He's a friend of tax collectors and "sinners."' By wise actions wisdom is shown to be right."

NIRV MAT 11:21 "How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible for you, Bethsaida! Suppose the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon. They would have turned away from their sins long ago. They would have put on clothes for mourning. They would have sat down in ashes.

NIRV MAT 11:22 But I tell you this. On judgment day it will be easier for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

NIRV MAT 11:23 And what about you, Capernaum? Will you be lifted to the heavens? No! You will go down to the place of the dead. Suppose the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom. It would still be here today.

NIRV MAT 11:24 But I tell you this. On judgment day it will be easier for Sodom than for you."

NIRV MAT 11:25 "I praise you, Father. You are Lord of heaven and earth. You have hidden these things from wise and educated people. But you have shown them to little children.

NIRV MAT 11:26 Yes, Father. This is what you wanted to do.

NIRV MAT 11:27 "My Father has given all things to me. The Father is the only one who knows the Son. And the only ones who know the Father are the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to make him known.

NIRV MAT 11:28 "Come to me, all you who are tired and are carrying heavy loads. I will give you rest.

NIRV MAT 11:29 Become my servants and learn from me. I am gentle and free of pride. You will find rest for your souls.

NIRV MAT 11:30 Serving me is easy, and my load is light."

NIRV MAT 12:03 "Haven't you read about what David did? He and his men were hungry.

NIRV MAT 12:04 So he entered the house of God. He and his men ate the holy bread. Only priests were allowed to eat it.

NIRV MAT 12:05 Haven't you read the Law? It tells how every Sabbath day the priests in the temple have to do their work on that day. But they are not considered guilty.

NIRV MAT 12:06 I tell you that something more important than the temple is here.

NIRV MAT 12:07 Scripture says, 'I want mercy and not sacrifice.' You don't know what those words mean. If you did, you would not bring charges against those who are not guilty.

NIRV MAT 12:08 The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath day."

NIRV MAT 12:11 "What if one of your sheep falls into a pit on the Sabbath day? Won't you take hold of it and lift it out?

NIRV MAT 12:12 A person is worth more than sheep! So the Law allows us to do good on the Sabbath day."

NIRV MAT 12:13 "Stretch out your hand."

NIRV MAT 12:25 "Every kingdom that fights against itself will be destroyed. Every city or family that is divided against itself will not stand.

NIRV MAT 12:26 If Satan drives out Satan, he fights against himself. Then how can his kingdom stand?

NIRV MAT 12:27 You say I drive out demons by the power of Beelzebul. Then by whose power do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

NIRV MAT 12:28 But suppose I drive out demons by the Spirit of God. Then the kingdom of God has come to you.

NIRV MAT 12:29 "Or think about this. How can you enter a strong man's house and just take what the man owns? You must first tie him up. Then you can rob his house.

NIRV MAT 12:30 "Anyone who is not with me is against me. Anyone who does not gather sheep with me scatters them.

NIRV MAT 12:31 So here is what I tell you. Every kind of sin and every evil word spoken against God will be forgiven. But speaking evil things against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

NIRV MAT 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. A person like that won't be forgiven either now or in days to come.

NIRV MAT 12:33 "If you make a tree good, its fruit will be good. If you make a tree bad, its fruit will be bad. You can tell a tree by its fruit.

NIRV MAT 12:34 You nest of poisonous snakes! How can you who are evil say anything good? Your mouths say everything that is in your hearts.

NIRV MAT 12:35 A good man says good things. These come from the good that is stored up inside him. An evil man says evil things. These come from the evil that is stored up inside him.

NIRV MAT 12:36 But here is what I tell you. On judgment day, everyone will have to account for every empty word they have spoken.

NIRV MAT 12:37 By your words you will be found guilty or not guilty."

NIRV MAT 12:39 "Evil and unfaithful people ask for a sign! But none will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah.

NIRV MAT 12:40 Jonah was in the belly of a huge fish for three days and three nights. Something like that will happen to the Son of Man. He will spend three days and three nights in the grave.

NIRV MAT 12:41 The men of Nineveh will stand up on judgment day with the people now living. And the Ninevites will prove that these people are guilty. The men of Nineveh turned away from their sins when Jonah preached to them. And now something more important than Jonah is here.

NIRV MAT 12:42 The Queen of the South will stand up on judgment day with the people now living. And she will prove that they are guilty. She came from very far away to listen to Solomon's wisdom. And now something more important than Solomon is here.

NIRV MAT 12:43 "What happens when an evil spirit comes out of a person? It goes through dry areas looking for a place to rest. But it doesn't find it.

NIRV MAT 12:44 Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives there, it finds the house empty. The house has been swept clean and put in order.

NIRV MAT 12:45 Then the evil spirit goes and takes with it seven other spirits more evil than itself. They go in and live there. That person is worse off than before. That is how it will be with the evil people of today."

NIRV MAT 12:48 "Who is my mother? And who are my brothers?"

NIRV MAT 12:49 "Here is my mother! Here are my brothers!

NIRV MAT 12:50 Anyone who does what my Father in heaven wants is my brother or sister or mother."

NIRV MAT 13:03 "A farmer went out to plant his seed.

NIRV MAT 13:04 He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up.

NIRV MAT 13:05 Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, because the soil wasn't deep.

NIRV MAT 13:06 When the sun came up, it burned the plants. They dried up because they had no roots.

NIRV MAT 13:07 Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants.

NIRV MAT 13:08 Still other seed fell on good soil. It produced a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than what was planted.

NIRV MAT 13:09 Whoever has ears should listen."

NIRV MAT 13:11 "Because you have been given the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. It has not been given to outsiders.

NIRV MAT 13:12 Everyone who has this kind of knowledge will be given more knowledge. In fact, they will have very much. If anyone doesn't have this kind of knowledge, even what little they have will be taken away from them.

NIRV MAT 13:13 Here is why I use stories when I speak to the people. I say, "They look, but they don't really see. They listen, but they don't really hear or understand.

NIRV MAT 13:14 In them the words of the prophet Isaiah come true. He said, "'You will hear but never understand. You will see but never know what you are seeing.

NIRV MAT 13:15 The hearts of these people have become stubborn. They can barely hear with their ears. They have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes. They might hear with their ears. They might understand with their hearts. They might turn to the Lord, and then he would heal them.'

NIRV MAT 13:16 But blessed are your eyes because they see. And blessed are your ears because they hear.

NIRV MAT 13:17 What I'm about to tell you is true. Many prophets and godly people wanted to see what you see. But they didn't see it. They wanted to hear what you hear. But they didn't hear it.

NIRV MAT 13:18 "Listen! Here is the meaning of the story of the farmer.

NIRV MAT 13:19 People hear the message about the kingdom but do not understand it. Then the evil one comes. He steals what was planted in their hearts. Those people are like the seed planted on a path.

NIRV MAT 13:20 The seed that fell on rocky places is like other people. They hear the message and at once receive it with joy.

NIRV MAT 13:21 But they have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message.

NIRV MAT 13:22 The seed that fell among the thorns is like others who hear the message. But then the worries of this life and the false promises of wealth crowd it out. They keep the message from producing fruit.

NIRV MAT 13:23 But the seed that fell on good soil is like those who hear the message and understand it. They produce a crop 100, 60 or 30 times more than the farmer planted."

NIRV MAT 13:24 "Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like," . . . "A man planted good seed in his field.

NIRV MAT 13:25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came. The enemy planted weeds among the wheat and then went away.

NIRV MAT 13:26 The wheat began to grow and form grain. At the same time, weeds appeared.

NIRV MAT 13:27 "The owner's slaves came to him. They said, 'Sir, didn't you plant good seed in your field? Then where did the weeds come from?'

NIRV MAT 13:28 "'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The slaves asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?'

NIRV MAT 13:29 "'No,' the owner answered. 'While you are pulling up the weeds, you might pull up the wheat with them.

NIRV MAT 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the workers what to do. Here is what I will say to them. First collect the weeds. Tie them in bundles to be burned. Then gather the wheat. Bring it into my storeroom.'"

NIRV MAT 13:31 "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. Someone took the seed and planted it in a field.

NIRV MAT 13:32 It is the smallest of all seeds. But when it grows, it is the largest of all garden plants. It becomes a tree. Birds come and rest in its branches."

NIRV MAT 13:33 "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast," . . . "A woman mixed it into 60 pounds of flour. The yeast worked its way all through the dough."

NIRV MAT 13:37 "The one who planted the good seed is the Son of Man.

NIRV MAT 13:38 The field is the world. The good seed stands for the people who belong to the kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one.

NIRV MAT 13:39 The enemy who plants them is the devil. The harvest is judgment day. And the workers are angels.

NIRV MAT 13:40 "The weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire. That is how it will be on judgment day.

NIRV MAT 13:41 The Son of Man will send out his angels. They will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin. They will also get rid of all who do evil.

NIRV MAT 13:42 They will throw them into the blazing furnace. There people will weep and grind their teeth.

NIRV MAT 13:43 Then God's people will shine like the sun in their Father's kingdom. Whoever has ears should listen.

NIRV MAT 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure that was hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again. He was very happy. So he went and sold everything he had. And he bought that field.

NIRV MAT 13:45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a trader who was looking for fine pearls.

NIRV MAT 13:46 He found one that was very valuable. So he went away and sold everything he had. And he bought that pearl.

NIRV MAT 13:47 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net. It was let down into the lake. It caught all kinds of fish.

NIRV MAT 13:48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and gathered the good fish into baskets. But they threw the bad fish away.

NIRV MAT 13:49 This is how it will be on judgment day. The angels will come. They will separate the people who did what is wrong from those who did what is right.

NIRV MAT 13:50 They will throw the evil people into the blazing furnace. There the evil ones will weep and grind their teeth.

NIRV MAT 13:51 "Do you understand all these things?"

NIRV MAT 13:52 "Every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house. He brings new treasures out of his storeroom as well as old ones."

NIRV MAT 13:57 "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own town and in his own home."

NIRV MAT 14:16 "They don't need to go away. You give them something to eat."

NIRV MAT 14:18 "Bring them here to me,"

NIRV MAT 14:27 "Be brave! It is I. Don't be afraid."

NIRV MAT 14:29 "Come,"

NIRV MAT 14:31 "Your faith is so small!" . . . "Why did you doubt me?"

NIRV MAT 15:03 "And why don't you obey God's command? You would rather follow your own teachings!

NIRV MAT 15:04 God said, 'Honor your father and mother.' He also said, 'Anyone who asks for bad things to happen to their father or mother must be put to death.'

NIRV MAT 15:05 But suppose people have something that might be used to help their parents. You allow them to say it is instead 'a gift set apart for God.'

NIRV MAT 15:06 So they do not need to honor their father or mother with their gift. You make the word of God useless in order to follow your own teachings.

NIRV MAT 15:07 You pretenders! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you. He said,

NIRV MAT 15:08 "'These people honor me by what they say. But their hearts are far away from me.

NIRV MAT 15:09 Their worship doesn't mean anything to me. They teach nothing but human rules.'"

NIRV MAT 15:10 "Listen and understand.

NIRV MAT 15:11 What goes into someone's mouth does not make them 'unclean.' It's what comes out of their mouth that makes them 'unclean.'"

NIRV MAT 15:13 "They are plants that my Father in heaven has not planted. They will be pulled up by the roots.

NIRV MAT 15:14 Leave the Pharisees. They are blind guides. If one blind person leads another blind person, both of them will fall into a pit."

NIRV MAT 15:16 "Don't you understand yet?"

NIRV MAT 15:17 "Don't you see? Everything that enters the mouth goes into the stomach. Then it goes out of the body.

NIRV MAT 15:18 But the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart. Those are the things that make someone 'unclean.'

NIRV MAT 15:19 Evil thoughts come out of a person's heart. So do murder, adultery, and other sexual sins. And so do stealing, false witness, and telling lies about others.

NIRV MAT 15:20 Those are the things that make you 'unclean.' But eating without washing your hands does not make you 'unclean.'"

NIRV MAT 15:24 "I was sent only to the people of Israel. They are like lost sheep."

NIRV MAT 15:26 "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

NIRV MAT 15:28 "Woman, you have great faith! You will be given what you are asking for."

NIRV MAT 15:32 "I feel deep concern for these people. They have already been with me three days. They don't have anything to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry. If I do, they will become too weak on their way home."

NIRV MAT 15:34 "How many loaves do you have?"

NIRV MAT 16:02 "In the evening you look at the sky. You say, 'It will be good weather. The sky is red.'

NIRV MAT 16:03 And in the morning you say, 'Today it will be stormy. The sky is red and cloudy.' You know the meaning of what you see in the sky. But you can't understand the signs of what is happening right now.

NIRV MAT 16:04 An evil and unfaithful people look for a sign. But none will be given to them except the sign of Jonah."

NIRV MAT 16:06 "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

NIRV MAT 16:08 "Your faith is so small! Why are you talking to each other about having no bread?

NIRV MAT 16:09 Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000? Don't you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered?

NIRV MAT 16:10 Don't you remember the seven loaves for the 4,000? Don't you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered?

NIRV MAT 16:11 How can you possibly not understand? I wasn't talking to you about bread. But watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

NIRV MAT 16:13 "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"

NIRV MAT 16:15 "But what about you?" . . . "Who do you say I am?"

NIRV MAT 16:17 "Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah! No mere human showed this to you. My Father in heaven showed it to you.

NIRV MAT 16:18 Here is what I tell you. You are Peter. On this rock I will build my church. The gates of hell will not be strong enough to destroy it.

NIRV MAT 16:19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. What you lock on earth will be locked in heaven. What you unlock on earth will be unlocked in heaven."

NIRV MAT 16:23 "Get behind me, Satan! You are standing in my way. You do not have in mind the things God cares about. Instead, you only have in mind the things humans care about."

NIRV MAT 16:24 "Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me.

NIRV MAT 16:25 Whoever wants to save their life will lose it. But whoever loses their life for me will find it.

NIRV MAT 16:26 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses their soul? Or what can anyone trade for their soul?

NIRV MAT 16:27 The Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory. His angels will come with him. And he will reward everyone in keeping with what they have done.

NIRV MAT 16:28 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Some who are standing here will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."

NIRV MAT 17:07 "Get up," . . . "Don't be afraid."

NIRV MAT 17:09 "Don't tell anyone what you have seen," . . . "Wait until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead."

NIRV MAT 17:11 "That's right. Elijah is supposed to come and make all things new again.

NIRV MAT 17:12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come. People didn't recognize him. They have done to him everything they wanted to do. In the same way, they are going to make the Son of Man suffer."

NIRV MAT 17:17 "You unbelieving and evil people!" . . . "How long do I have to stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

NIRV MAT 17:20 "Because your faith is much too small. What I'm about to tell you is true. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, it is enough. You can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there.' And it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

NIRV MAT 17:21 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAT 17:22 "The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men.

NIRV MAT 17:23 They will kill him. On the third day he will rise from the dead."

NIRV MAT 17:25 "What do you think, Simon?" . . . "Who do the kings of the earth collect taxes and fees from? Do they collect them from their own children or from others?"

NIRV MAT 17:26 "Then the children don't have to pay,"

NIRV MAT 17:27 "But we don't want to make them angry. So go to the lake and throw out your fishing line. Take the first fish you catch. Open its mouth. There you will find the exact coin you need. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours."

NIRV MAT 18:03 "What I'm about to tell you is true. You need to change and become like little children. If you don't, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

NIRV MAT 18:04 Anyone who takes the humble position of this child is the most important in the kingdom of heaven.

NIRV MAT 18:05 Anyone who welcomes a little child like this one in my name welcomes me.

NIRV MAT 18:06 "What if someone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin? If they do, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and be drowned at the bottom of the sea.

NIRV MAT 18:07 How terrible it will be for the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Things like that must come. But how terrible for the person who causes them!

NIRV MAT 18:08 If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It would be better to enter the kingdom of heaven with only one hand than go into hell with two hands. It would be better to enter the kingdom of heaven with only one foot than go into hell with two feet. In hell the fire burns forever.

NIRV MAT 18:09 If your eye causes you to sin, poke it out and throw it away. It would be better to enter the kingdom of heaven with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

NIRV MAT 18:10 "See that you don't look down on one of these little ones. Here is what I tell you. Their angels in heaven are always with my Father who is in heaven.

NIRV MAT 18:11 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAT 18:12 "What do you think? Suppose a man owns 100 sheep and one of them wanders away. Won't he leave the 99 sheep on the hills? Won't he go and look for the one that wandered off?

NIRV MAT 18:13 What I'm about to tell you is true. If he finds that sheep, he is happier about the one than about the 99 that didn't wander off.

NIRV MAT 18:14 It is the same with your Father in heaven. He does not want any of these little ones to die.

NIRV MAT 18:15 "If your brother or sister sins against you, go to them. Tell them what they did wrong. Keep it between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them back.

NIRV MAT 18:16 But what if they won't listen to you? Then take one or two others with you. Scripture says, 'Every matter must be proved by the words of two or three witnesses.'

NIRV MAT 18:17 But what if they also refuse to listen to the witnesses? Then tell it to the church. And what if they refuse to listen even to the church? Then don't treat them as a brother or sister. Treat them as you would treat an ungodly person or a tax collector.

NIRV MAT 18:18 "What I'm about to tell you is true. What you lock on earth will be locked in heaven. What you unlock on earth will be unlocked in heaven.

NIRV MAT 18:19 "Again, here is what I tell you. Suppose two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for. My Father in heaven will do it for you.

NIRV MAT 18:20 Where two or three people gather in my name, I am there with them."

NIRV MAT 18:22 "I tell you, not seven times, but 77 times.

NIRV MAT 18:23 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to collect all the money his servants owed him.

NIRV MAT 18:24 As the king began to do it, a man who owed him 10,000 bags of gold was brought to him.

NIRV MAT 18:25 The man was not able to pay. So his master gave an order. The man, his wife, his children, and all he owned had to be sold to pay back what he owed.

NIRV MAT 18:26 "Then the servant fell on his knees in front of him. 'Give me time,' he begged. 'I'll pay everything back.'

NIRV MAT 18:27 His master felt sorry for him. He forgave him what he owed and let him go.

NIRV MAT 18:28 "But then that servant went out and found one of the other servants who owed him 100 silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. 'Pay back what you owe me!' he said.

NIRV MAT 18:29 "The other servant fell on his knees. 'Give me time,' he begged him. 'I'll pay it back.'

NIRV MAT 18:30 "But the first servant refused. Instead, he went and had the man thrown into prison. The man would be held there until he could pay back what he owed.

NIRV MAT 18:31 The other servants saw what had happened and were very angry. They went and told their master everything that had happened.

NIRV MAT 18:32 "Then the master called the first servant in. 'You evil servant,' he said. 'I forgave all that you owed me because you begged me to.

NIRV MAT 18:33 Shouldn't you have had mercy on the other servant just as I had mercy on you?'

NIRV MAT 18:34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers. He would be punished until he paid back everything he owed.

NIRV MAT 18:35 "This is how my Father in heaven will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart."

NIRV MAT 19:04 "Haven't you read that in the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female?'

NIRV MAT 19:05 He said, 'That's why a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. The two will become one.'

NIRV MAT 19:06 They are no longer two, but one. So no one should separate what God has joined together."

NIRV MAT 19:08 "Moses let you divorce your wives because you were stubborn. But it was not this way from the beginning.

NIRV MAT 19:09 Here is what I tell you. Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery. A man may divorce his wife only if she has not been faithful to him."

NIRV MAT 19:11 "Not everyone can accept the idea of staying single. Only those who have been helped to live without getting married can accept it.

NIRV MAT 19:12 Some men are not able to have children because they were born that way. Some have been made that way by other people. Others have chosen to live that way in order to serve the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

NIRV MAT 19:14 "Let the little children come to me. Don't keep them away. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them."

NIRV MAT 19:17 "Why do you ask me about what is good?" . . . "There is only one who is good. If you want to enter the kingdom, obey the commandments."

NIRV MAT 19:18 "'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not be a false witness.

NIRV MAT 19:19 Honor your father and mother.' And 'love your neighbor as you love yourself.'"

NIRV MAT 19:21 "If you want to be perfect, go and sell everything you have. Give the money to those who are poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me."

NIRV MAT 19:23 "What I'm about to tell you is true. It is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

NIRV MAT 19:24 Again I tell you, it is hard for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. But it is even harder for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

NIRV MAT 19:26 "With people, this is impossible. But with God, all things are possible."

NIRV MAT 19:28 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "When all things are made new, the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne. Then you who have followed me will also sit on 12 thrones. You will judge the 12 tribes of Israel.

NIRV MAT 19:29 Suppose anyone has left houses, brothers or sisters, father or mother, husband or wife, children or fields because of me. Anyone who has done that will receive 100 times as much. They will also receive eternal life.

NIRV MAT 19:30 But many who are first will be last. And many who are last will be first.

NIRV MAT 20:01 "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who owned land. He went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.

NIRV MAT 20:02 He agreed to give them the usual pay for a day's work. Then he sent them into his vineyard.

NIRV MAT 20:03 "About nine o'clock in the morning he went out again. He saw others standing in the market doing nothing.

NIRV MAT 20:04 He told them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard. I'll pay you what is right.'

NIRV MAT 20:05 So they went. "He went out again about noon and at three o'clock and did the same thing.

NIRV MAT 20:06 About five o'clock he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'

NIRV MAT 20:07 "'Because no one has hired us,' they answered. "He said to them, 'You also go and work in my vineyard.'

NIRV MAT 20:08 "When evening came, the owner of the vineyard spoke to the person who was in charge of the workers. He said, 'Call the workers and give them their pay. Begin with the last ones I hired. Then go on to the first ones.'

NIRV MAT 20:09 "The workers who were hired about five o'clock came. Each received the usual day's pay.

NIRV MAT 20:10 So when those who were hired first came, they expected to receive more. But each of them also received the usual day's pay.

NIRV MAT 20:11 When they received it, they began to complain about the owner.

NIRV MAT 20:12 'These people who were hired last worked only one hour,' they said. 'You have paid them the same as us. We have done most of the work and have been in the hot sun all day.'

NIRV MAT 20:13 "The owner answered one of them. 'Friend,' he said, 'I'm being fair to you. Didn't you agree to work for the usual day's pay?

NIRV MAT 20:14 Take your money and go. I want to give the one I hired last the same pay I gave you.

NIRV MAT 20:15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Do you feel cheated because I gave so freely to the others?'

NIRV MAT 20:16 "So those who are last will be first. And those who are first will be last."

NIRV MAT 20:18 "We are going up to Jerusalem," . . . "The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will sentence him to death.

NIRV MAT 20:19 Then they will hand him over to the Gentiles. The people will make fun of him and whip him. They will nail him to a cross. On the third day, he will rise from the dead!"

NIRV MAT 20:21 "What do you want?"

NIRV MAT 20:22 "You don't know what you're asking for," . . . "Can you drink the cup of suffering I am going to drink?"

NIRV MAT 20:23 "You will certainly drink from my cup. But it is not for me to say who will sit at my right or left hand. These places belong to those my Father has prepared them for."

NIRV MAT 20:25 "You know about the rulers of the Gentiles. They hold power over their people. Their high officials order them around.

NIRV MAT 20:26 Don't be like that. Instead, anyone who wants to be important among you must be your servant.

NIRV MAT 20:27 And anyone who wants to be first must be your slave.

NIRV MAT 20:28 Be like the Son of Man. He did not come to be served. Instead, he came to serve others. He came to give his life as the price for setting many people free."

NIRV MAT 20:32 "What do you want me to do for you?"

NIRV MAT 21:02 "Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey tied up. Her colt will be with her. Untie them and bring them to me.

NIRV MAT 21:03 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them. The owner will send them right away."

NIRV MAT 21:13 "It is written that the Lord said, 'My house will be called a house where people can pray.' But you are making it 'a den for robbers.'"

NIRV MAT 21:16 "Haven't you ever read about it in Scripture? It says, "'Lord, you have made sure that children and infants praise you.'"

NIRV MAT 21:19 "May you never bear fruit again!"

NIRV MAT 21:21 "What I'm about to tell you is true. You must have faith and not doubt. Then you can do what was done to the fig tree. And you can say to this mountain, 'Go and throw yourself into the sea.' It will be done.

NIRV MAT 21:22 If you believe, you will receive what you ask for when you pray."

NIRV MAT 21:24 "I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

NIRV MAT 21:25 Where did John's baptism come from? Was it from heaven? Or did it come from human authority?"

NIRV MAT 21:27 "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either.

NIRV MAT 21:28 "What do you think about this? A man had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.'

NIRV MAT 21:29 "'I will not,' the son answered. But later he changed his mind and went.

NIRV MAT 21:30 "Then the father went to the other son. He said the same thing. The son answered, 'I will, sir.' But he did not go.

NIRV MAT 21:31 "Which of the two sons did what his father wanted?" . . . "What I'm about to tell you is true. Tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of God ahead of you.

NIRV MAT 21:32 John came to show you the right way to live. And you did not believe him. But the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. You saw this. But even then you did not turn away from your sins and believe him.

NIRV MAT 21:33 "Listen to another story. A man who owned some land planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it. He dug a pit for a winepress in it. He also built a lookout tower. He rented the vineyard out to some farmers. Then he moved to another place.

NIRV MAT 21:34 When harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the renters. He told the slaves to collect his share of the fruit.

NIRV MAT 21:35 "But the renters grabbed his slaves. They beat one of them. They killed another. They threw stones at the third to kill him.

NIRV MAT 21:36 Then the man sent other slaves to the renters. He sent more than he did the first time. The renters treated them the same way.

NIRV MAT 21:37 Last of all, he sent his son to them. 'They will respect my son,' he said.

NIRV MAT 21:38 "But the renters saw the son coming. They said to one another, 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday. Come, let's kill him. Then everything will be ours.'

NIRV MAT 21:39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard. Then they killed him.

NIRV MAT 21:40 "When the owner of the vineyard comes back, what will he do to those renters?"

NIRV MAT 21:42 "Haven't you ever read what the Scriptures say, "'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all. The Lord has done it. It is wonderful in our eyes?'

NIRV MAT 21:43 "So here is what I tell you. The kingdom of God will be taken away from you. It will be given to people who will produce its fruit.

NIRV MAT 21:44 Anyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on."

NIRV MAT 22:02 "Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like. A king prepared a wedding dinner for his son.

NIRV MAT 22:03 He sent his slaves to those who had been invited to the dinner. The slaves told them to come. But they refused.

NIRV MAT 22:04 "Then he sent some more slaves. He said, 'Tell those who were invited that I have prepared my dinner. I have killed my oxen and my fattest cattle. Everything is ready. Come to the wedding dinner.'

NIRV MAT 22:05 "But the people paid no attention. One went away to his field. Another went away to his business.

NIRV MAT 22:06 The rest grabbed his slaves. They treated them badly and then killed them.

NIRV MAT 22:07 The king became very angry. He sent his army to destroy them. They killed those murderers and burned their city.

NIRV MAT 22:08 "Then the king said to his slaves, 'The wedding dinner is ready. But those I invited were not fit to come.

NIRV MAT 22:09 So go to the street corners. Invite to the dinner anyone you can find.'

NIRV MAT 22:10 So the slaves went out into the streets. They gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good. Soon the wedding hall was filled with guests.

NIRV MAT 22:11 "The king came in to see the guests. He noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

NIRV MAT 22:12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man couldn't think of anything to say.

NIRV MAT 22:13 "Then the king told his slaves, 'Tie up his hands and feet. Throw him outside into the darkness. Out there people will weep and grind their teeth.'

NIRV MAT 22:14 "Many are invited, but few are chosen."

NIRV MAT 22:18 "You pretenders! Why are you trying to trap me?

NIRV MAT 22:19 Show me the coin people use for paying the tax."

NIRV MAT 22:20 "Whose picture is this? And whose words?"

NIRV MAT 22:21 "So give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give back to God what belongs to God."

NIRV MAT 22:29 "You are mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures. And you do not know the power of God.

NIRV MAT 22:30 When the dead rise, they won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married. They will be like the angels in heaven.

NIRV MAT 22:31 What about the dead rising? Haven't you read what God said to you?

NIRV MAT 22:32 He said, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.' He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living."

NIRV MAT 22:37 "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind.'

NIRV MAT 22:38 This is the first and most important commandment.

NIRV MAT 22:39 And the second is like it. 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'

NIRV MAT 22:40 Everything that is written in the Law and the Prophets is based on these two commandments."

NIRV MAT 22:42 "What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?"

NIRV MAT 22:43 "Then why does David call him 'Lord?' The Holy Spirit spoke through David himself. David said,

NIRV MAT 22:44 "'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your control."'

NIRV MAT 22:45 So if David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be David's son?"

NIRV MAT 23:02 "The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat,"

NIRV MAT 23:03 "So you must be careful to do everything they say. But don't do what they do. They don't practice what they preach.

NIRV MAT 23:04 They tie up heavy loads that are hard to carry. Then they put them on other people's shoulders. But they themselves aren't willing to lift a finger to move them.

NIRV MAT 23:05 "Everything they do is done for others to see. On their foreheads and arms they wear little boxes that hold Scripture verses. They make the boxes very wide. And they make the tassels on their coats very long.

NIRV MAT 23:06 They love to sit down in the place of honor at dinners. They also love to have the most important seats in the synagogues.

NIRV MAT 23:07 They love to be greeted with respect in the markets. They love it when people call them 'Rabbi.'

NIRV MAT 23:08 "But you shouldn't be called 'Rabbi.' You have only one Teacher, and you are all brothers.

NIRV MAT 23:09 Do not call anyone on earth 'father.' You have one Father, and he is in heaven.

NIRV MAT 23:10 You shouldn't be called 'teacher.' You have one Teacher, and he is the Messiah.

NIRV MAT 23:11 The most important person among you will be your servant.

NIRV MAT 23:12 People who lift themselves up will be made humble. And people who make themselves humble will be lifted up.

NIRV MAT 23:13 "How terrible it will be for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter. And you will not let those enter who are trying to.

NIRV MAT 23:14 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAT 23:15 "How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You travel everywhere to win one person to your faith. Then you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

NIRV MAT 23:16 "How terrible for you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone makes a promise in the name of the temple, it means nothing. But anyone who makes a promise in the name of the gold of the temple must keep that promise.'

NIRV MAT 23:17 You are blind and foolish! Which is more important? Is it the gold? Or is it the temple that makes the gold holy?

NIRV MAT 23:18 You also say, 'If anyone makes a promise in the name of the altar, it means nothing. But anyone who makes a promise in the name of the gift on the altar must keep that promise.'

NIRV MAT 23:19 You are blind! Which is more important? Is it the gift? Or is it the altar that makes the gift holy?

NIRV MAT 23:20 So anyone making a promise in the name of the altar makes a promise in the name of it and everything on it.

NIRV MAT 23:21 And anyone making a promise in the name of the temple makes a promise in the name of it and the one who lives in it.

NIRV MAT 23:22 And anyone making a promise in the name of heaven makes a promise in the name of God's throne and the one who sits on it.

NIRV MAT 23:23 "How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You give God a tenth of your spices, like mint, dill and cumin. But you have not practiced the more important things of the law, which are fairness, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the last things without failing to do the first.

NIRV MAT 23:24 You blind guides! You remove the smallest insect from your food. But you swallow a whole camel!

NIRV MAT 23:25 "How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You clean the outside of a cup and dish. But on the inside you are full of greed. You only want to satisfy yourselves.

NIRV MAT 23:26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish. Then the outside will also be clean.

NIRV MAT 23:27 "How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You are like tombs that are painted white. They look beautiful on the outside. But on the inside they are full of the bones of the dead. They are also full of other things that are not pure and 'clean.'

NIRV MAT 23:28 It is the same with you. On the outside you seem to be doing what is right. But on the inside you are full of what is wrong. You pretend to be what you are not.

NIRV MAT 23:29 "How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You pretenders! You build tombs for the prophets. You decorate the graves of the godly.

NIRV MAT 23:30 And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of those who lived before us, we wouldn't have done what they did. We wouldn't have helped to kill the prophets.'

NIRV MAT 23:31 So you are witnesses against yourselves. You admit that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets.

NIRV MAT 23:32 So go ahead and finish the sins that those who lived before you started!

NIRV MAT 23:33 "You nest of poisonous snakes! How will you escape from being sentenced to hell?

NIRV MAT 23:34 So I am sending you prophets, wise people, and teachers. You will kill some of them. You will nail some to a cross. Others you will whip in your synagogues. You will chase them from town to town.

NIRV MAT 23:35 So you will pay for all the godly people's blood spilled on earth. I mean from the blood of godly Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berekiah. Zechariah was the one you murdered between the temple and the altar.

NIRV MAT 23:36 What I'm about to tell you is true. All this will happen to those who are now living.

NIRV MAT 23:37 "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and throw stones in order to kill those who are sent to you. Many times I have wanted to gather your people together. I have wanted to be like a hen who gathers her chicks under her wings. And you would not let me!

NIRV MAT 23:38 Look, your house is left empty.

NIRV MAT 23:39 I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

NIRV MAT 24:02 "Do you see all these things?" . . . "What I'm about to tell you is true. Not one stone here will be left on top of another. Every stone will be thrown down."

NIRV MAT 24:04 "Keep watch! Be careful that no one fools you.

NIRV MAT 24:05 Many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am the Messiah!' They will fool many people.

NIRV MAT 24:06 You will hear about wars. You will also hear people talking about future wars. Don't be alarmed. Those things must happen. But the end still isn't here.

NIRV MAT 24:07 Nation will fight against nation. Kingdom will fight against kingdom. People will go hungry. There will be earthquakes in many places.

NIRV MAT 24:08 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

NIRV MAT 24:09 "Then people will hand you over to be treated badly and killed. All nations will hate you because of me.

NIRV MAT 24:10 At that time, many will turn away from their faith. They will hate each other. They will hand each other over to their enemies.

NIRV MAT 24:11 Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people.

NIRV MAT 24:12 Because evil will grow, most people's love will grow cold.

NIRV MAT 24:13 But the one who remains strong in the faith will be saved.

NIRV MAT 24:14 This good news of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world. It will be a witness to all nations. Then the end will come.

NIRV MAT 24:15 "The prophet Daniel spoke about 'the hated thing that destroys.' Someday you will see it standing in the holy place.

NIRV MAT 24:16 Then those who are in Judea should escape to the mountains.

NIRV MAT 24:17 No one on the housetop should go down into the house to take anything out.

NIRV MAT 24:18 No one in the field should go back to get their coat.

NIRV MAT 24:19 How awful it will be in those days for pregnant women! How awful for nursing mothers!

NIRV MAT 24:20 Pray that you will not have to escape in winter or on the Sabbath day.

NIRV MAT 24:21 There will be terrible suffering in those days. It will be worse than any other from the beginning of the world until now. And there will never be anything like it again.

NIRV MAT 24:22 "If the time had not been cut short, no one would live. But because of God's chosen people, it will be shortened.

NIRV MAT 24:23 At that time someone may say to you, 'Look! Here is the Messiah!' Or, 'There he is!' Do not believe it.

NIRV MAT 24:24 False messiahs and false prophets will appear. They will do great signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people if possible.

NIRV MAT 24:25 See, I have told you ahead of time.

NIRV MAT 24:26 "So if anyone tells you, 'He is a long way out in the desert,' do not go out there. Or if anyone says, 'He is deep inside the house,' do not believe it.

NIRV MAT 24:27 Lightning that comes from the east can be seen in the west. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes.

NIRV MAT 24:28 The vultures will gather wherever there is a dead body.

NIRV MAT 24:29 "Right after the terrible suffering of those days, "'The sun will be darkened. The moon will not shine. The stars will fall from the sky. The heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

NIRV MAT 24:30 "Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven. At that time, all the peoples of the earth will mourn. They will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven. He will come with power and great glory.

NIRV MAT 24:31 He will send his angels with a loud trumpet call. They will gather his chosen people from all four directions. They will bring them from one end of the heavens to the other.

NIRV MAT 24:32 "Learn a lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

NIRV MAT 24:33 In the same way, when you see all these things happening, you know that the end is near. It is right at the door.

NIRV MAT 24:34 What I'm about to tell you is true. The people living now will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

NIRV MAT 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away.

NIRV MAT 24:36 "But no one knows about that day or hour. Not even the angels in heaven know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows.

NIRV MAT 24:37 Remember how it was in the days of Noah. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes.

NIRV MAT 24:38 In the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking. They were getting married. They were giving their daughters to be married. They did all those things right up to the day Noah entered the ark.

NIRV MAT 24:39 They knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes.

NIRV MAT 24:40 Two men will be in the field. One will be taken and the other left.

NIRV MAT 24:41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill. One will be taken and the other left.

NIRV MAT 24:42 "So keep watch. You do not know on what day your Lord will come.

NIRV MAT 24:43 You must understand something. Suppose the owner of the house knew what time of night the robber was coming. Then he would have kept watch. He would not have let his house be broken into.

NIRV MAT 24:44 So you also must be ready. The Son of Man will come at an hour when you don't expect him.

NIRV MAT 24:45 "Suppose a master puts one of his slaves in charge of the other slaves in his house. The slave's job is to give them their food at the right time. The master wants a faithful and wise slave for this.

NIRV MAT 24:46 It will be good for the slave if the master finds him doing his job when the master returns.

NIRV MAT 24:47 What I'm about to tell you is true. The master will put that slave in charge of everything he owns.

NIRV MAT 24:48 But suppose that slave is evil. Suppose he says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time.'

NIRV MAT 24:49 Suppose he begins to beat the other slaves. And suppose he eats and drinks with those who drink too much.

NIRV MAT 24:50 The master of that slave will come back on a day the slave doesn't expect him. He will return at an hour the slave does not know.

NIRV MAT 24:51 Then the master will cut him to pieces. He will send him to the place where pretenders go. There people will weep and grind their teeth.

NIRV MAT 25:01 "Here is what the kingdom of heaven will be like at that time. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.

NIRV MAT 25:02 Five of them were foolish. Five were wise.

NIRV MAT 25:03 The foolish ones took their lamps but didn't take any olive oil with them.

NIRV MAT 25:04 The wise ones took oil in jars along with their lamps.

NIRV MAT 25:05 The groom did not come for a long time. So the bridesmaids all grew tired and fell asleep.

NIRV MAT 25:06 "At midnight someone cried out, 'Here's the groom! Come out to meet him!'

NIRV MAT 25:07 "Then all the bridesmaids woke up and got their lamps ready.

NIRV MAT 25:08 The foolish ones said to the wise ones, 'Give us some of your oil. Our lamps are going out.'

NIRV MAT 25:09 "'No,' they replied. 'There may not be enough for all of us. Instead, go to those who sell oil. Buy some for yourselves.'

NIRV MAT 25:10 "So they went to buy the oil. But while they were on their way, the groom arrived. The bridesmaids who were ready went in with him to the wedding dinner. Then the door was shut.

NIRV MAT 25:11 "Later, the other bridesmaids also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'

NIRV MAT 25:12 "But he replied, 'What I'm about to tell you is true. I don't know you.'

NIRV MAT 25:13 "So keep watch. You do not know the day or the hour that the groom will come.

NIRV MAT 25:14 "Again, here is what the kingdom of heaven will be like. A man was going on a journey. He sent for his slaves and put them in charge of his money.

NIRV MAT 25:15 He gave five bags of gold to one. He gave two bags to another. And he gave one bag to the third. The man gave each slave the amount of money he knew the slave could take care of. Then he went on his journey.

NIRV MAT 25:16 The slave who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work. He earned five bags more.

NIRV MAT 25:17 The one with the two bags of gold earned two more.

NIRV MAT 25:18 But the man who had received one bag went and dug a hole in the ground. He hid his master's money in it.

NIRV MAT 25:19 "After a long time the master of those slaves returned. He wanted to collect all the money they had earned.

NIRV MAT 25:20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you trusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have earned five more.'

NIRV MAT 25:21 "His master replied, 'You have done well, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

NIRV MAT 25:22 "The man with two bags of gold also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you trusted me with two bags of gold. See, I have earned two more.'

NIRV MAT 25:23 "His master replied, 'You have done well, good and faithful slave! You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'

NIRV MAT 25:24 "Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man. You harvest where you have not planted. You gather crops where you have not scattered seed.

NIRV MAT 25:25 So I was afraid. I went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'

NIRV MAT 25:26 "His master replied, 'You evil, lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I have not planted? You knew that I gather crops where I have not scattered seed?

NIRV MAT 25:27 Well then, you should have put my money in the bank. When I returned, I would have received it back with interest.'

NIRV MAT 25:28 "Then his master commanded the other slaves, 'Take the bag of gold from him. Give it to the one who has ten bags.

NIRV MAT 25:29 Everyone who has will be given more. They will have more than enough. And what about anyone who doesn't have? Even what they have will be taken away from them.

NIRV MAT 25:30 Throw that worthless slave outside. There in the darkness, people will weep and grind their teeth.'

NIRV MAT 25:31 "The Son of Man will come in all his glory. All the angels will come with him. Then he will sit in glory on his throne.

NIRV MAT 25:32 All the nations will be gathered in front of him. He will separate the people into two groups. He will be like a shepherd who separates the sheep from the goats.

NIRV MAT 25:33 He will put the sheep to his right and the goats to his left.

NIRV MAT 25:34 "Then the King will speak to those on his right. He will say, 'My Father has blessed you. Come and take what is yours. It is the kingdom prepared for you since the world was created.

NIRV MAT 25:35 I was hungry. And you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty. And you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger. And you invited me in.

NIRV MAT 25:36 I needed clothes. And you gave them to me. I was sick. And you took care of me. I was in prison. And you came to visit me.'

NIRV MAT 25:37 "Then the people who have done what is right will answer him. 'Lord,' they will ask, 'when did we see you hungry and feed you? When did we see you thirsty and give you something to drink?

NIRV MAT 25:38 When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in? When did we see you needing clothes and give them to you?

NIRV MAT 25:39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

NIRV MAT 25:40 "The King will reply, 'What I'm about to tell you is true. Anything you did for one of the least important of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'

NIRV MAT 25:41 "Then he will say to those on his left, 'You are cursed! Go away from me into the fire that burns forever. It has been prepared for the devil and his angels.

NIRV MAT 25:42 I was hungry. But you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty. But you gave me nothing to drink.

NIRV MAT 25:43 I was a stranger. But you did not invite me in. I needed clothes. But you did not give me any. I was sick and in prison. But you did not take care of me.'

NIRV MAT 25:44 "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and not help you? When did we see you as a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison and not help you?'

NIRV MAT 25:45 "He will reply, 'What I'm about to tell you is true. Anything you didn't do for one of the least important of these, you didn't do for me.'

NIRV MAT 25:46 "Then they will go away to be punished forever. But those who have done what is right will receive eternal life."

NIRV MAT 26:02 "As you know, the Passover Feast is two days away. The Son of Man will be handed over to be nailed to a cross."

NIRV MAT 26:10 "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

NIRV MAT 26:11 You will always have poor people with you. But you will not always have me.

NIRV MAT 26:12 She poured the perfume on my body to prepare me to be buried.

NIRV MAT 26:13 What I'm about to tell you is true. What she has done will be told anywhere this good news is preached all over the world. It will be told in memory of her."

NIRV MAT 26:18 "Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house with my disciples."'"

NIRV MAT 26:21 "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies."

NIRV MAT 26:23 "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will hand me over.

NIRV MAT 26:24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

NIRV MAT 26:25 "You have said so."

NIRV MAT 26:26 "Take this and eat it. This is my body."

NIRV MAT 26:27 "All of you drink from it.

NIRV MAT 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many people.

NIRV MAT 26:29 Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my Father's kingdom."

NIRV MAT 26:31 "This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord said, "'I will strike the shepherd down. Then the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

NIRV MAT 26:32 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."

NIRV MAT 26:34 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "It will happen tonight. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me."

NIRV MAT 26:36 "Sit here while I go over there and pray."

NIRV MAT 26:38 "My soul is very sad. I feel close to death. Stay here. Keep watch with me."

NIRV MAT 26:39 "My Father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done, not what I want."

NIRV MAT 26:40 "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?"

NIRV MAT 26:41 "Watch and pray. Then you won't fall into sin when you are tempted. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

NIRV MAT 26:42 "My Father, is it possible for this cup to be taken away? But if I must drink it, may what you want be done."

NIRV MAT 26:45 "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour has come. The Son of Man is about to be handed over to sinners.

NIRV MAT 26:46 Get up! Let us go! Here comes the one who is handing me over to them!"

NIRV MAT 26:50 "Friend, do what you came to do."

NIRV MAT 26:52 "Put your sword back in its place," . . . "All who use the sword will die by the sword.

NIRV MAT 26:53 Do you think I can't ask my Father for help? He would send an army of more than 70,000 angels right away.

NIRV MAT 26:54 But then how would the Scriptures come true? They say it must happen in this way."

NIRV MAT 26:55 "Am I leading a band of armed men against you?" . . . "Do you have to come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courtyard teaching. And you didn't arrest me.

NIRV MAT 26:56 But all this has happened so that the words of the prophets would come true."

NIRV MAT 26:64 "You have said so," . . . "But here is what I say to all of you. From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One. You will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven."

NIRV MAT 26:75 "The rooster will crow," . . . "Before it does, you will say three times that you don't know me."

NIRV MAT 27:11 "Yes. You have said so,"

NIRV MAT 27:46 "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" . . . "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?"

NIRV MAT 27:63 'After three days I will rise again.'

NIRV MAT 28:09 "Greetings!"

NIRV MAT 28:10 "Don't be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see me."

NIRV MAT 28:18 "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

NIRV MAT 28:19 So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

NIRV MAT 28:20 Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end."



The Gospel According to St. Mark (MAR)
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NIRV MAR 01:15 "The time has come," . . . "The kingdom of God has come near. Turn away from your sins and believe the good news!"

NIRV MAR 01:17 "Come and follow me," . . . "I will send you out to fish for people."

NIRV MAR 01:25 "Be quiet!" . . . "Come out of him!"

NIRV MAR 01:38 "Let's go somewhere else. I want to go to the nearby towns. I must preach there also. That is why I have come."

NIRV MAR 01:41 "I am willing to do it," . . . "Be 'clean!'"

NIRV MAR 01:44 "Don't tell this to anyone," . . . "Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded. It will be a witness to the priest and the people that you are 'clean.'"

NIRV MAR 02:05 "Son, your sins are forgiven."

NIRV MAR 02:08 "Why are you thinking these things?

NIRV MAR 02:09 Is it easier to say to this man, 'Your sins are forgiven?' Or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk?'

NIRV MAR 02:10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins."

NIRV MAR 02:11 "I tell you," . . . "get up. Take your mat and go home."

NIRV MAR 02:14 "Follow me,"

NIRV MAR 02:17 "Those who are healthy don't need a doctor. Sick people do. I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to follow me."

NIRV MAR 02:19 "How can the guests of the groom go without eating while he is with them? They will not fast as long as he is with them.

NIRV MAR 02:20 But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. On that day they will go without eating.

NIRV MAR 02:21 "No one sews a patch of new cloth on old clothes. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old. That will make the tear worse.

NIRV MAR 02:22 No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins. Then the wine and the wineskins will both be destroyed. No, people pour new wine into new wineskins."

NIRV MAR 02:25 "Haven't you ever read about what David did? He and his men were hungry. They needed food.

NIRV MAR 02:26 It was when Abiathar was high priest. David entered the house of God and ate the holy bread. Only priests were allowed to eat it. David also gave some to his men."

NIRV MAR 02:27 "The Sabbath day was made for man. Man was not made for the Sabbath day.

NIRV MAR 02:28 So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath day."

NIRV MAR 03:03 "Stand up in front of everyone,"

NIRV MAR 03:04 "What does the Law say we should do on the Sabbath day? Should we do good? Or should we do evil? Should we save life? Or should we kill?"

NIRV MAR 03:05 "Stretch out your hand."

NIRV MAR 03:23 "How can Satan drive out Satan?

NIRV MAR 03:24 If a kingdom fights against itself, it can't stand.

NIRV MAR 03:25 If a family is divided, it can't stand.

NIRV MAR 03:26 And if Satan fights against himself, and his helpers are divided, he can't stand. That is the end of him.

NIRV MAR 03:27 In fact, none of you can enter a strong man's house unless you tie him up first. Then you can steal things from his house.

NIRV MAR 03:28 What I'm about to tell you is true. Everyone's sins and evil words against God will be forgiven.

NIRV MAR 03:29 But whoever speaks evil things against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. Their guilt will last forever."

NIRV MAR 03:33 "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?"

NIRV MAR 03:34 "Here is my mother! Here are my brothers!

NIRV MAR 03:35 Anyone who does what God wants is my brother or sister or mother."

NIRV MAR 04:03 "Listen! A farmer went out to plant his seed.

NIRV MAR 04:04 He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. Birds came and ate it up.

NIRV MAR 04:05 Some seed fell on rocky places, where there wasn't much soil. The plants came up quickly, because the soil wasn't deep.

NIRV MAR 04:06 When the sun came up, it burned the plants. They dried up because they had no roots.

NIRV MAR 04:07 Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up and crowded out the plants. So the plants did not bear grain.

NIRV MAR 04:08 Still other seed fell on good soil. It grew up and produced a crop 30, 60, or even 100 times more than the farmer planted."

NIRV MAR 04:09 "Whoever has ears should listen."

NIRV MAR 04:11 "The secret of God's kingdom has been given to you. But to outsiders everything is told using stories.

NIRV MAR 04:12 In that way, "'They will see but never know what they are seeing. They will hear but never understand. Otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'"

NIRV MAR 04:13 "Don't you understand this story? Then how will you understand any stories of this kind?

NIRV MAR 04:14 The seed the farmer plants is God's message.

NIRV MAR 04:15 What is seed scattered on a path like? The message is planted. The people hear the message. Then Satan comes. He takes away the message that was planted in them.

NIRV MAR 04:16 And what is seed scattered on rocky places like? The people hear the message. At once they receive it with joy.

NIRV MAR 04:17 But they have no roots. So they last only a short time. They quickly fall away from the faith when trouble or suffering comes because of the message.

NIRV MAR 04:18 And what is seed scattered among thorns like? The people hear the message.

NIRV MAR 04:19 But then the worries of this life come to them. Wealth comes with its false promises. The people also long for other things. All of these are the kinds of things that crowd out the message. They keep it from producing fruit.

NIRV MAR 04:20 And what is seed scattered on good soil like? The people hear the message. They accept it. They produce a good crop 30, 60, or even 100 times more than the farmer planted."

NIRV MAR 04:21 "Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a large bowl or a bed? Don't you put it on its stand?

NIRV MAR 04:22 What is hidden is meant to be seen. And what is put out of sight is meant to be brought out into the open.

NIRV MAR 04:23 Whoever has ears should listen."

NIRV MAR 04:24 "Think carefully about what you hear," . . . "As you give, so you will receive. In fact, you will receive even more.

NIRV MAR 04:25 Whoever has something will be given more. Whoever has nothing, even what they have will be taken away from them."

NIRV MAR 04:26 "Here is what God's kingdom is like. A farmer scatters seed on the ground.

NIRV MAR 04:27 Night and day the seed comes up and grows. It happens whether the farmer sleeps or gets up. He doesn't know how it happens.

NIRV MAR 04:28 All by itself the soil produces grain. First the stalk comes up. Then the head appears. Finally, the full grain appears in the head.

NIRV MAR 04:29 Before long the grain ripens. So the farmer cuts it down, because the harvest is ready."

NIRV MAR 04:30 "What can we say God's kingdom is like? What story can we use to explain it?

NIRV MAR 04:31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.

NIRV MAR 04:32 But when you plant the seed, it grows. It becomes the largest of all garden plants. Its branches are so big that birds can rest in its shade."

NIRV MAR 04:35 "Let's go over to the other side of the lake."

NIRV MAR 04:39 "Quiet! Be still!"

NIRV MAR 04:40 "Why are you so afraid? Don't you have any faith at all yet?"

NIRV MAR 05:08 "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"

NIRV MAR 05:09 "What is your name?"

NIRV MAR 05:19 "Go home to your own people. Tell them how much the Lord has done for you. Tell them how kind he has been to you."

NIRV MAR 05:30 "Who touched my clothes?"

NIRV MAR 05:31 'Who touched me?'"

NIRV MAR 05:34 "Dear woman, your faith has healed you. Go in peace. You are free from your suffering."

NIRV MAR 05:36 "Don't be afraid. Just believe."

NIRV MAR 05:39 "Why all this confusion and sobbing? The child is not dead. She is only sleeping."

NIRV MAR 05:41 "Talitha koum!" . . . "Little girl, I say to you, get up!"

NIRV MAR 06:04 "A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own town. He doesn't receive any honor among his relatives or in his own home."

NIRV MAR 06:08 "Take only a walking stick for your trip. Do not take bread or a bag. Take no money in your belts.

NIRV MAR 06:09 Wear sandals. But do not take extra clothes.

NIRV MAR 06:10 When you are invited into a house, stay there until you leave town.

NIRV MAR 06:11 Some places may not welcome you or listen to you. If they don't, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet. That will be a witness against the people living there."

NIRV MAR 06:31 "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place. You need to get some rest."

NIRV MAR 06:37 "You give them something to eat."

NIRV MAR 06:38 "How many loaves do you have?" . . . "Go and see."

NIRV MAR 06:50 "Be brave! It is I. Don't be afraid."

NIRV MAR 07:06 "Isaiah was right. He prophesied about you people who pretend to be good. He said, "'These people honor me by what they say. But their hearts are far away from me.

NIRV MAR 07:07 Their worship doesn't mean anything to me. They teach nothing but human rules.'

NIRV MAR 07:08 You have let go of God's commands. And you are holding on to teachings that people have made up."

NIRV MAR 07:09 "You have a fine way of setting aside God's commands! You do this so you can follow your own teachings.

NIRV MAR 07:10 Moses said, 'Honor your father and mother.' He also said, 'Anyone who asks for bad things to happen to their father or mother must be put to death.'

NIRV MAR 07:11 But you allow people to say that what might have been used to help their parents is Corban. Corban means A Gift Set Apart for God.

NIRV MAR 07:12 So you no longer let them do anything for their parents.

NIRV MAR 07:13 You make the word of God useless by putting your own teachings in its place. And you do many things like this."

NIRV MAR 07:14 "Listen to me, everyone. Understand this.

NIRV MAR 07:15 Nothing outside of a person can make them 'unclean' by going into them. It is what comes out of them that makes them 'unclean.'"

NIRV MAR 07:16 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAR 07:18 "Don't you understand?" . . . "Don't you see? Nothing that enters a person from the outside can make them 'unclean.'

NIRV MAR 07:19 It doesn't go into their heart. It goes into their stomach. Then it goes out of the body."

NIRV MAR 07:20 "What comes out of a person is what makes them 'unclean.'

NIRV MAR 07:21 Evil thoughts come from the inside, from a person's heart. So do sexual sins, stealing and murder.

NIRV MAR 07:22 Adultery, greed, hate and cheating come from a person's heart too. So do desires that are not pure, and wanting what belongs to others. And so do telling lies about others and being proud and being foolish.

NIRV MAR 07:23 All these evil things come from inside a person and make them 'unclean.'"

NIRV MAR 07:27 "First let the children eat all they want," . . . "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

NIRV MAR 07:29 "That was a good reply. You may go. The demon has left your daughter."

NIRV MAR 07:34 "Ephphatha!" . . . "Be opened!"

NIRV MAR 08:02 "I feel deep concern for these people. They have already been with me three days. They don't have anything to eat.

NIRV MAR 08:03 If I send them away hungry, they will become too weak on their way home. Some of them have come from far away."

NIRV MAR 08:05 "How many loaves do you have?"

NIRV MAR 08:12 "Why do you people ask for a sign? What I'm about to tell you is true. No sign will be given to you."

NIRV MAR 08:15 "Be careful," . . . "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees. And watch out for the yeast of Herod."

NIRV MAR 08:17 "Why are you talking about having no bread? Why can't you see or understand? Are you stubborn?

NIRV MAR 08:18 Do you have eyes and still don't see? Do you have ears and still don't hear? And don't you remember?

NIRV MAR 08:19 Earlier I broke five loaves for the 5,000. How many baskets of pieces did you pick up?"

NIRV MAR 08:20 "Later I broke seven loaves for the 4,000. How many baskets of pieces did you pick up?"

NIRV MAR 08:21 "Can't you understand yet?"

NIRV MAR 08:23 "Do you see anything?"

NIRV MAR 08:26 "Don't even go into the village."

NIRV MAR 08:27 "Who do people say I am?"

NIRV MAR 08:29 "But what about you?" . . . "Who do you say I am?"

NIRV MAR 08:31 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAR 08:33 "Get behind me, Satan!" . . . "You are not thinking about the things God cares about. Instead, you are thinking only about the things humans care about."

NIRV MAR 08:34 "Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me.

NIRV MAR 08:35 Whoever wants to save their life will lose it. But whoever loses their life for me and for the good news will save it.

NIRV MAR 08:36 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses their soul?

NIRV MAR 08:37 Or what can anyone trade for their soul?

NIRV MAR 08:38 Suppose anyone is ashamed of me and my words among these adulterous and sinful people. Then the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

NIRV MAR 09:01 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Some who are standing here will not die before they see that God's kingdom has come with power."

NIRV MAR 09:12 "That's right. Elijah does come first. He makes all things new again. So why is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and not be accepted?

NIRV MAR 09:13 I tell you, Elijah has come. They have done to him everything they wanted to do. They did it just as it is written about him."

NIRV MAR 09:16 "What are you arguing with them about?"

NIRV MAR 09:19 "You unbelieving people!" . . . "How long do I have to stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to me."

NIRV MAR 09:21 "How long has he been like this?"

NIRV MAR 09:23 "'If you can?'" . . . "Everything is possible for the one who believes."

NIRV MAR 09:25 "You spirit that makes him unable to hear and speak!" . . . "I command you, come out of him. Never enter him again."

NIRV MAR 09:29 "This kind can come out only by prayer."

NIRV MAR 09:31 "The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men. They will kill him. After three days he will rise from the dead."

NIRV MAR 09:33 "What were you arguing about on the road?"

NIRV MAR 09:35 "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last. They must be the servant of everyone."

NIRV MAR 09:37 "Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me also welcomes the one who sent me."

NIRV MAR 09:39 "Do not stop him," . . . "For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me.

NIRV MAR 09:40 Anyone who is not against us is for us.

NIRV MAR 09:41 What I'm about to tell you is true. Suppose someone gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah. That person will certainly not go without a reward.

NIRV MAR 09:42 "What if someone leads one of these little ones who believe in me to sin? If they do, it would be better if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.

NIRV MAR 09:43 your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It would be better for you to enter God's kingdom with only one hand than to go into hell with two hands. In hell the fire never goes out.

NIRV MAR 09:44 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAR 09:45 If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It would be better to enter God's kingdom with only one foot than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.

NIRV MAR 09:46 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV MAR 09:47 If your eye causes you to sin, poke it out. It would be better for you to enter God's kingdom with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell.

NIRV MAR 09:48 In hell, "'The worms that eat them do not die. The fire is not put out.'

NIRV MAR 09:49 Everyone will be salted with fire.

NIRV MAR 09:50 "Salt is good. But suppose it loses its saltiness. How can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves. And be at peace with each other."

NIRV MAR 10:03 "What did Moses command you?"

NIRV MAR 10:05 "You were stubborn. That's why Moses wrote you this law,"

NIRV MAR 10:06 "But at the beginning of creation, God 'made them male and female.'

NIRV MAR 10:07 'That's why a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.

NIRV MAR 10:08 The two of them will become one.' They are no longer two, but one.

NIRV MAR 10:09 So no one should separate what God has joined together."

NIRV MAR 10:11 "What if a man divorces his wife and gets married to another woman? He commits adultery against her.

NIRV MAR 10:12 And what if she divorces her husband and gets married to another man? She commits adultery."

NIRV MAR 10:14 "Let the little children come to me. Don't keep them away. God's kingdom belongs to people like them.

NIRV MAR 10:15 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who will not receive God's kingdom like a little child will never enter it."

NIRV MAR 10:18 "Why do you call me good?" . . . "No one is good except God.

NIRV MAR 10:19 You know what the commandments say. 'Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not be a false witness. Do not cheat. Honor your father and mother.'"

NIRV MAR 10:21 "You are missing one thing," . . . "Go and sell everything you have. Give the money to those who are poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me."

NIRV MAR 10:23 "How hard it is for rich people to enter God's kingdom!"

NIRV MAR 10:24 "Children, how hard it is to enter God's kingdom!

NIRV MAR 10:25 Is it hard for a camel to go through the eye of a needle? It is even harder for someone who is rich to enter God's kingdom!"

NIRV MAR 10:27 "With people, this is impossible. But not with God. All things are possible with God."

NIRV MAR 10:29 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "Has anyone left home or family or fields for me and the good news?

NIRV MAR 10:30 They will receive 100 times as much in this world. They will have homes and families and fields. But they will also be treated badly by others. In the world to come they will live forever.

NIRV MAR 10:31 But many who are first will be last. And the last will be first."

NIRV MAR 10:33 "We are going up to Jerusalem," . . . "The Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will sentence him to death. Then they will hand him over to the Gentiles.

NIRV MAR 10:34 They will make fun of him and spit on him. They will whip him and kill him. Three days later he will rise from the dead!"

NIRV MAR 10:36 "What do you want me to do for you?"

NIRV MAR 10:38 "You don't know what you're asking for," . . . "Can you drink the cup of suffering I drink? Or can you go through the baptism of suffering I must go through?"

NIRV MAR 10:39 "You will drink the cup I drink. And you will go through the baptism I go through.

NIRV MAR 10:40 But it is not for me to say who will sit at my right or left hand. These places belong to those they are prepared for."

NIRV MAR 10:42 "You know about those who are rulers of the Gentiles. They hold power over their people. Their high officials order them around.

NIRV MAR 10:43 Don't be like that. Instead, anyone who wants to be important among you must be your servant.

NIRV MAR 10:44 And anyone who wants to be first must be the slave of everyone.

NIRV MAR 10:45 Even the Son of Man did not come to be served. Instead, he came to serve others. He came to give his life as the price for setting many people free."

NIRV MAR 10:49 "Call for him."

NIRV MAR 10:51 "What do you want me to do for you?"

NIRV MAR 10:52 "Go," . . . "Your faith has healed you."

NIRV MAR 11:02 "Go to the village ahead of you. Just as you enter it, you will find a donkey's colt tied there. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here.

NIRV MAR 11:03 Someone may ask you, 'Why are you doing this?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it. But he will send it back here soon.'"

NIRV MAR 11:14 "May no one ever eat fruit from you again!"

NIRV MAR 11:17 "It is written that the Lord said, 'My house will be called a house where people from all nations can pray.' But you have made it a 'den for robbers.'"

NIRV MAR 11:22 "Have faith in God,"

NIRV MAR 11:23 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Suppose someone says to this mountain, 'Go and throw yourself into the sea.' They must not doubt in their heart. They must believe that what they say will happen. Then it will be done for them.

NIRV MAR 11:24 So I tell you, when you pray for something, believe that you have already received it. Then it will be yours.

NIRV MAR 11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive anyone you have anything against. Then your Father in heaven will forgive your sins."

NIRV MAR 11:26 NO QUOTE GIVEN: Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 06:15.

NIRV MAR 11:29 "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

NIRV MAR 11:30 Was John's baptism from heaven? Or did it come from human authority? Tell me!"

NIRV MAR 11:33 "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either."

NIRV MAR 12:01 "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it. He dug a pit for a winepress. He also built a lookout tower. He rented the vineyard out to some farmers. Then he went to another place.

NIRV MAR 12:02 At harvest time he sent a servant to the renters. He told the servant to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.

NIRV MAR 12:03 But they grabbed the servant and beat him up. Then they sent him away with nothing.

NIRV MAR 12:04 So the man sent another servant to the renters. They hit this one on the head and treated him badly.

NIRV MAR 12:05 The man sent still another servant. The renters killed him. The man sent many others. The renters beat up some of them. They killed the others.

NIRV MAR 12:06 "The man had one person left to send. It was his son, and he loved him. He sent him last of all. He said, 'They will respect my son.'

NIRV MAR 12:07 "But the renters said to each other, 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday. Come, let's kill him. Then everything will be ours.'

NIRV MAR 12:08 So they took him and killed him. They threw him out of the vineyard.

NIRV MAR 12:09 "What will the owner of the vineyard do then? He will come and kill those renters. He will give the vineyard to others.

NIRV MAR 12:10 Haven't you read what this part of Scripture says, "'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all.

NIRV MAR 12:11 The Lord has done it. It is wonderful in our eyes?'"

NIRV MAR 12:15 "Why are you trying to trap me? Bring me a silver coin. Let me look at it."

NIRV MAR 12:16 "Whose picture is this? And whose words?"

NIRV MAR 12:17 "Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give back to God what belongs to God."

NIRV MAR 12:24 "You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures. And you do not know the power of God.

NIRV MAR 12:25 When the dead rise, they won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married. They will be like the angels in heaven.

NIRV MAR 12:26 What about the dead rising? Haven't you read in the Book of Moses the story of the burning bush? God said to Moses, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.'

NIRV MAR 12:27 He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. You have made a big mistake!"

NIRV MAR 12:29 "Here is the most important one. Moses said, 'Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. The Lord is one.

NIRV MAR 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.'

NIRV MAR 12:31 And here is the second one. 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' There is no commandment more important than these."

NIRV MAR 12:34 "You are not far from God's kingdom."

NIRV MAR 12:35 "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?

NIRV MAR 12:36 The Holy Spirit spoke through David himself. David said, "'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your control."'

NIRV MAR 12:37 David himself calls him 'Lord.' So how can he be David's son?"

NIRV MAR 12:38 "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They like to be greeted with respect in the market.

NIRV MAR 12:39 They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at dinners.

NIRV MAR 12:40 They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish these men very much."

NIRV MAR 12:43 "What I'm about to tell you is true. That poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others.

NIRV MAR 12:44 They all gave a lot because they are rich. But she gave even though she is poor. She put in everything she had. That was all she had to live on."

NIRV MAR 13:02 "Do you see these huge buildings?" . . . "Not one stone here will be left on top of another. Every stone will be thrown down."

NIRV MAR 13:05 "Keep watch! Be careful that no one fools you.

NIRV MAR 13:06 Many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am he.' They will fool many people.

NIRV MAR 13:07 You will hear about wars. You will also hear people talking about future wars. Don't be alarmed. These things must happen. But the end still isn't here.

NIRV MAR 13:08 Nation will fight against nation. Kingdom will fight against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many places. People will go hungry. All these things are the beginning of birth pains.

NIRV MAR 13:09 "Watch out! You will be handed over to the local courts. You will be whipped in the synagogues. You will stand in front of governors and kings because of me. In that way you will be witnesses to them.

NIRV MAR 13:10 The good news has to be preached to all nations before the end comes.

NIRV MAR 13:11 You will be arrested and brought to trial. But don't worry ahead of time about what you will say. Just say what God brings to your mind at the time. It is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

NIRV MAR 13:12 "Brothers will hand over brothers to be killed. Fathers will hand over their children. Children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death.

NIRV MAR 13:13 Everyone will hate you because of me. But the one who remains strong in the faith will be saved.

NIRV MAR 13:14 "You will see 'the hated thing that destroys.' It will stand where it does not belong. . . . Then those who are in Judea should escape to the mountains.

NIRV MAR 13:15 No one on the roof should go down into the house to take anything out.

NIRV MAR 13:16 No one in the field should go back to get their coat.

NIRV MAR 13:17 How awful it will be in those days for pregnant women! How awful for nursing mothers!

NIRV MAR 13:18 Pray that this will not happen in winter.

NIRV MAR 13:19 Those days will be worse than any others from the time God created the world until now. And there will never be any like them again.

NIRV MAR 13:20 "If the Lord had not cut the time short, no one would live. But because of God's chosen people, he has shortened it.

NIRV MAR 13:21 At that time someone may say to you, 'Look! Here is the Messiah!' Or, 'Look! There he is!' Do not believe it.

NIRV MAR 13:22 False messiahs and false prophets will appear. They will do signs and miracles. They will try to fool God's chosen people if possible.

NIRV MAR 13:23 Keep watch! I have told you everything ahead of time.

NIRV MAR 13:24 "So in those days there will be terrible suffering. After that, Scripture says, "'The sun will be darkened. The moon will not shine.

NIRV MAR 13:25 The stars will fall from the sky. The heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

NIRV MAR 13:26 "At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds. He will come with great power and glory.

NIRV MAR 13:27 He will send his angels. He will gather his chosen people from all four directions. He will bring them from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

NIRV MAR 13:28 "Learn a lesson from the fig tree. As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.

NIRV MAR 13:29 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you know that the end is near. It is right at the door.

NIRV MAR 13:30 What I'm about to tell you is true. The people living now will certainly not pass away until all those things have happened.

NIRV MAR 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away.

NIRV MAR 13:32 "But no one knows about that day or hour. Not even the angels in heaven know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows.

NIRV MAR 13:33 Keep watch! Stay awake! You do not know when that time will come.

NIRV MAR 13:34 It's like a man going away. He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge. Each one is given a task to do. He tells the one at the door to keep watch.

NIRV MAR 13:35 "So keep watch! You do not know when the owner of the house will come back. It may be in the evening or at midnight. It may be when the rooster crows or at dawn.

NIRV MAR 13:36 He may come suddenly. So do not let him find you sleeping.

NIRV MAR 13:37 What I say to you, I say to everyone. 'Watch!'"

NIRV MAR 14:06 "Leave her alone," . . . "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

NIRV MAR 14:07 You will always have poor people with you. You can help them any time you want to. But you will not always have me.

NIRV MAR 14:08 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body to prepare me to be buried.

NIRV MAR 14:09 What I'm about to tell you is true. What she has done will be told anywhere the good news is preached all over the world. It will be told in memory of her."

NIRV MAR 14:13 "Go into the city. A man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.

NIRV MAR 14:14 He will enter a house. Say to its owner, 'The Teacher asks, "Where is my guest room? Where can I eat the Passover meal with my disciples?"'

NIRV MAR 14:15 He will show you a large upstairs room. It will have furniture and will be ready. Prepare for us to eat there."

NIRV MAR 14:18 "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you who is eating with me will hand me over to my enemies."

NIRV MAR 14:20 "It is one of you," . . . "It is the one who dips bread into the bowl with me.

NIRV MAR 14:21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

NIRV MAR 14:22 "Take it. This is my body."

NIRV MAR 14:24 "This is my blood of the covenant," . . . "It is poured out for many.

NIRV MAR 14:25 What I'm about to tell you is true. I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it in God's kingdom."

NIRV MAR 14:27 "You will all turn away," . . . "It is written, "'I will strike the shepherd down. Then the sheep will be scattered.'

NIRV MAR 14:28 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."

NIRV MAR 14:30 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "It will happen today, in fact tonight. Before the rooster crows twice, you yourself will say three times that you don't know me."

NIRV MAR 14:32 "Sit here while I pray."

NIRV MAR 14:34 "My soul is very sad. I feel close to death," . . . "Stay here. Keep watch."

NIRV MAR 14:36 "Abba, Father," . . . "everything is possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done, not what I want."

NIRV MAR 14:37 "Simon," . . . "are you asleep? Couldn't you keep watch for one hour?

NIRV MAR 14:38 Watch and pray. Then you won't fall into sin when you are tempted. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."

NIRV MAR 14:41 "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look! The Son of Man is about to be handed over to sinners.

NIRV MAR 14:42 Get up! Let us go! Here comes the one who is handing me over to them!"

NIRV MAR 14:48 "Am I leading a band of armed men against you?" . . . "Do you have to come out with swords and clubs to capture me?

NIRV MAR 14:49 Every day I was with you. I taught in the temple courtyard, and you didn't arrest me. But the Scriptures must come true."

NIRV MAR 14:62 "I am," . . . "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One. You will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven."

NIRV MAR 14:72 "The rooster will crow twice," . . . "Before it does, you will say three times that you don't know me."

NIRV MAR 15:02 "You have said so,"

NIRV MAR 15:34 "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" . . . "My God, my God, why have you deserted me?"

NIRV MAR 16:15 "Go into all the world. Preach the good news to everyone.

NIRV MAR 16:16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who does not believe will be punished.

NIRV MAR 16:17 Here are the miraculous signs that those who believe will do. In my name they will drive out demons. They will speak in languages they had not known before.

NIRV MAR 16:18 They will pick up snakes with their hands. And when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all. They will place their hands on sick people. And the people will get well."



The Gospel According to St. Luke (LUK)
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NIRV LUK 02:49 "Why were you looking for me?" . . . "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?"

NIRV LUK 04:04 "It is written, 'Man must not live only on bread.'"

NIRV LUK 04:08 "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God. He is the only one you should serve.'"

NIRV LUK 04:12 "Scripture says, 'Do not test the Lord your God.'"

NIRV LUK 04:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me. He has anointed me to announce the good news to poor people. He has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners. He has sent me so that the blind will see again. He wants me to set free those who are treated badly.

NIRV LUK 04:19 And he has sent me to announce the year when he will set his people free."

NIRV LUK 04:21 "Today this passage of Scripture is coming true as you listen."

NIRV LUK 04:23 "Here is a saying you will certainly apply to me. 'Doctor, heal yourself!' And you will tell me this. 'Do the things here in your hometown that we heard you did in Capernaum.'"

NIRV LUK 04:24 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "A prophet is not accepted in his hometown.

NIRV LUK 04:25 I tell you for sure that there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah. And there had been no rain for three and a half years. There wasn't enough food to eat anywhere in the land.

NIRV LUK 04:26 But Elijah was not sent to any of those widows. Instead, he was sent to a widow in Zarephath near Sidon.

NIRV LUK 04:27 And there were many in Israel who had skin diseases in the days of Elisha the prophet. But not one of them was healed except Naaman the Syrian."

NIRV LUK 04:35 "Be quiet!" . . . "Come out of him!"

NIRV LUK 04:43 "I must announce the good news of God's kingdom to the other towns also. That is why I was sent."

NIRV LUK 05:04 "Go out into deep water. Let down the nets so you can catch some fish."

NIRV LUK 05:10 "Don't be afraid. From now on you will fish for people."

NIRV LUK 05:13 "I am willing to do it," . . . "Be 'clean!'"

NIRV LUK 05:14 "Don't tell anyone. Go and show yourself to the priest. Offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded. It will be a witness to the priest and the people that you are 'clean.'"

NIRV LUK 05:20 "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

NIRV LUK 05:22 "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts?

NIRV LUK 05:23 Is it easier to say, 'Your sins are forgiven?' Or to say, 'Get up and walk?'

NIRV LUK 05:24 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins." . . . "I tell you," . . . "get up. Take your mat and go home."

NIRV LUK 05:27 "Follow me,"

NIRV LUK 05:31 "Healthy people don't need a doctor. Sick people do.

NIRV LUK 05:32 I have not come to get those who think they are right with God to follow me. I have come to get sinners to turn away from their sins."

NIRV LUK 05:34 "Can you make the friends of the groom fast while he is with them?

NIRV LUK 05:35 But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. In those days they will go without eating."

NIRV LUK 05:36 "No one tears a piece out of new clothes to patch old clothes. Otherwise, they will tear the new clothes. Also, the patch from the new clothes will not match the old clothes.

NIRV LUK 05:37 No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins. The wine will run out, and the wineskins will be destroyed.

NIRV LUK 05:38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

NIRV LUK 05:39 After drinking old wine, no one wants the new. They say, 'The old wine is better.'"

NIRV LUK 06:03 "Haven't you ever read about what David did? He and his men were hungry.

NIRV LUK 06:04 He entered the house of God and took the holy bread. He ate the bread that only priests were allowed to eat. David also gave some to his men."

NIRV LUK 06:05 "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath day."

NIRV LUK 06:08 "Get up and stand in front of everyone,"

NIRV LUK 06:09 "What does the Law say we should do on the Sabbath day? Should we do good? Or should we do evil? Should we save life? Or should we destroy it?"

NIRV LUK 06:10 "Stretch out your hand."

NIRV LUK 06:20 "Blessed are you who are needy. God's kingdom belongs to you.

NIRV LUK 06:21 Blessed are you who are hungry now. You will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are sad now. You will laugh.

NIRV LUK 06:22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they have nothing to do with you and say bad things about you, and when they treat your name as something evil. They do all this because you are followers of the Son of Man.

NIRV LUK 06:23 "The prophets of long ago were treated the same way. When these things happen to you, be glad and jump for joy. You will receive many blessings in heaven.

NIRV LUK 06:24 "But how terrible it will be for you who are rich! You have already had your easy life.

NIRV LUK 06:25 How terrible for you who are well fed now! You will go hungry. How terrible for you who laugh now! You will cry and be sad.

NIRV LUK 06:26 How terrible for you when everyone says good things about you! Their people treated the false prophets the same way long ago.

NIRV LUK 06:27 "But here is what I tell you who are listening. Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.

NIRV LUK 06:28 Bless those who call down curses on you. And pray for those who treat you badly.

NIRV LUK 06:29 Suppose someone slaps you on one cheek. Let them slap you on the other cheek as well. Suppose someone takes your coat. Don't stop them from taking your shirt as well.

NIRV LUK 06:30 Give to everyone who asks you. And if anyone takes what belongs to you, don't ask to get it back.

NIRV LUK 06:31 Do to others as you want them to do to you.

NIRV LUK 06:32 "Suppose you love those who love you. Should anyone praise you for that? Even sinners love those who love them.

NIRV LUK 06:33 And suppose you do good to those who are good to you. Should anyone praise you for that? Even sinners do that.

NIRV LUK 06:34 And suppose you lend money to those who can pay you back. Should anyone praise you for that? Even a sinner lends to sinners, expecting them to pay everything back.

NIRV LUK 06:35 But love your enemies. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then you will receive a lot in return. And you will be children of the Most High God. He is kind to people who are evil and are not thankful.

NIRV LUK 06:36 So have mercy, just as your Father has mercy.

NIRV LUK 06:37 "If you do not judge other people, then you will not be judged. If you do not find others guilty, then you will not be found guilty. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

NIRV LUK 06:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good amount will be poured into your lap. It will be pressed down, shaken together, and running over. The same amount you give will be measured out to you."

NIRV LUK 06:39 "Can a blind person lead another blind person? Won't they both fall into a pit?

NIRV LUK 06:40 The student is not better than the teacher. But everyone who is completely trained will be like their teacher.

NIRV LUK 06:41 "You look at the bit of sawdust in your friend's eye. But you pay no attention to the piece of wood in your own eye.

NIRV LUK 06:42 How can you say to your friend, 'Let me take the bit of sawdust out of your eye?' How can you say this while there is a piece of wood in your own eye? You pretender! First take the piece of wood out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see clearly to take the bit of sawdust out of your friend's eye.

NIRV LUK 06:43 "A good tree doesn't bear bad fruit. And a bad tree doesn't bear good fruit.

NIRV LUK 06:44 You can tell each tree by the kind of fruit it bears. People do not pick figs from thorns. And they don't pick grapes from bushes.

NIRV LUK 06:45 A good man says good things. These come from the good that is stored up in his heart. An evil man says evil things. These come from the evil that is stored up in his heart. A person's mouth says everything that is in their heart.

NIRV LUK 06:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and still don't do what I say?

NIRV LUK 06:47 Some people come and listen to me and do what I say. I will show you what they are like.

NIRV LUK 06:48 They are like a man who builds a house. He digs down deep and sets it on solid rock. When a flood comes, the river rushes against the house. But the water can't shake it. The house is well built.

NIRV LUK 06:49 But here is what happens when people listen to my words and do not obey them. They are like a man who builds a house on soft ground instead of solid rock. The moment the river rushes against that house, it falls down. It is completely destroyed."

NIRV LUK 07:09 "I tell you, even in Israel I have not found anyone whose faith is so strong."

NIRV LUK 07:13 "Don't cry."

NIRV LUK 07:14 "Young man, I say to you, get up!"

NIRV LUK 07:22 "Go back to John. Tell him what you have seen and heard. Blind people receive sight. Disabled people walk. Those who have skin diseases are made 'clean.' Deaf people hear. Those who are dead are raised to life. And the good news is announced to those who are poor.

NIRV LUK 07:23 Blessed is anyone who does not give up their faith because of me."

NIRV LUK 07:24 "What did you go out into the desert to see? Tall grass waving in the wind?

NIRV LUK 07:25 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No. Those who wear fine clothes and have many epensive things are in palaces.

NIRV LUK 07:26 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

NIRV LUK 07:27 He is the one written about in Scripture. It says, "'I will send my messenger ahead of you. He will prepare your way for you.'

NIRV LUK 07:28 I tell you, no one more important than John has ever been born. But the least important person in God's kingdom is more important than John is."

NIRV LUK 07:31 "What can I compare today's people to? What are they like?

NIRV LUK 07:32 They are like children sitting in the market and calling out to each other. They say, "'We played the flute for you. But you didn't dance. We sang a funeral song. But you didn't cry.'

NIRV LUK 07:33 That is how it has been with John the Baptist. When he came to you, he didn't eat bread or drink wine. And you say, 'He has a demon.'

NIRV LUK 07:34 But when the Son of Man came, he ate and drank as you do. And you say, 'This fellow is always eating and drinking far too much. He's a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'

NIRV LUK 07:35 All who follow wisdom prove that wisdom is right."

NIRV LUK 07:40 "Simon, I have something to tell you."

NIRV LUK 07:41 "Two people owed money to a certain lender. One owed him 500 silver coins. The other owed him 50 silver coins.

NIRV LUK 07:42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back. So he let them go without paying. Which of them will love him more?"

NIRV LUK 07:43 "You are right,"

NIRV LUK 07:44 "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water to wash my feet. But she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

NIRV LUK 07:45 You did not give me a kiss. But this woman has not stopped kissing my feet since I came in.

NIRV LUK 07:46 You did not put any olive oil on my head. But she has poured this perfume on my feet.

NIRV LUK 07:47 So I tell you this. Her many sins have been forgiven. She has shown that she understands this by her great acts of love. But whoever has been forgiven only a little loves only a little."

NIRV LUK 07:48 "Your sins are forgiven."

NIRV LUK 07:50 "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

NIRV LUK 08:05 "A farmer went out to plant his seed. He scattered the seed on the ground. Some fell on a path. People walked on it, and the birds ate it up.

NIRV LUK 08:06 Some seed fell on rocky ground. When it grew, the plants dried up because they had no water.

NIRV LUK 08:07 Other seed fell among thorns. The thorns grew up with it and crowded out the plants.

NIRV LUK 08:08 Still other seed fell on good soil. It grew up and produced a crop 100 times more than the farmer planted." . . . "Whoever has ears should listen."

NIRV LUK 08:10 "You have been given the chance to understand the secrets of God's kingdom. But to outsiders I speak by using stories. In that way, "'They see, but they will not know what they are seeing. They hear, but they will not understand what they are hearing.'

NIRV LUK 08:11 "Here is what the story means. The seed is God's message.

NIRV LUK 08:12 The seed on the path stands for God's message in the hearts of those who hear. But then the devil comes. He takes away the message from their hearts. He does it so they won't believe. Then they can't be saved.

NIRV LUK 08:13 The seed on rocky ground stands for those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But they have no roots. They believe for a while. But when they are tested, they fall away from the faith.

NIRV LUK 08:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear the message. But as they go on their way, they are choked by life's worries, riches and pleasures. So they do not reach full growth.

NIRV LUK 08:15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with an honest and good heart. Those people hear the message. They keep it in their hearts. They remain faithful and produce a good crop.

NIRV LUK 08:16 "No one lights a lamp and then hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand. Then those who come in can see its light.

NIRV LUK 08:17 What is hidden will be seen. And what is out of sight will be brought into the open and made known.

NIRV LUK 08:18 So be careful how you listen. Whoever has something will be given more. Whoever has nothing, even what they think they have will be taken away from them."

NIRV LUK 08:21 "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and do what it says."

NIRV LUK 08:22 "Let's go over to the other side of the lake."

NIRV LUK 08:25 "Where is your faith?"

NIRV LUK 08:30 "What is your name?"

NIRV LUK 08:39 "Return home and tell how much God has done for you."

NIRV LUK 08:45 "Who touched me?"

NIRV LUK 08:46 "Someone touched me. I know that power has gone out from me."

NIRV LUK 08:48 "Dear woman, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."

NIRV LUK 08:50 "Don't be afraid. Just believe. She will be healed."

NIRV LUK 08:52 "Stop crying!" . . . "She is not dead. She is sleeping."

NIRV LUK 08:54 "My child, get up!"

NIRV LUK 09:03 "Don't take anything for the journey. Do not take a walking stick or a bag. Do not take any bread, money or extra clothes.

NIRV LUK 09:04 When you are invited into a house, stay there until you leave town.

NIRV LUK 09:05 Some people may not welcome you. If they don't, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet. This will be a witness against the people living there."

NIRV LUK 09:13 "You give them something to eat."

NIRV LUK 09:14 "Have them sit down in groups of about 50 each."

NIRV LUK 09:18 "Who do the crowds say I am?"

NIRV LUK 09:20 "But what about you?" . . . "Who do you say I am?"

NIRV LUK 09:22 "The Son of Man must suffer many things. The elders will not accept him. The chief priests and the teachers of the law will not accept him either. He must be killed and on the third day rise from the dead."

NIRV LUK 09:23 "Whoever wants to follow me must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross every day and follow me.

NIRV LUK 09:24 Whoever wants to save their life will lose it. But whoever loses their life for me will save it.

NIRV LUK 09:25 What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses or gives up their very self?

NIRV LUK 09:26 Suppose someone is ashamed of me and my words. The Son of Man will come in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. Then he will be ashamed of that person.

NIRV LUK 09:27 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Some who are standing here will not die before they see God's kingdom."

NIRV LUK 09:41 "You unbelieving and evil people!" . . . "How long do I have to stay with you? How long do I have to put up with you?" . . . "Bring your son here."

NIRV LUK 09:44 "Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you. The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men."

NIRV LUK 09:48 "Anyone who welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me," . . . "And anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. The one considered least important among all of you is really the most important."

NIRV LUK 09:50 "Do not stop him," . . . "Anyone who is not against you is for you."

NIRV LUK 09:55 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV LUK 09:56 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV LUK 09:58 "Foxes have dens. Birds have nests. But the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

NIRV LUK 09:59 "Follow me."

NIRV LUK 09:60 "Let dead people bury their own dead. You go and tell others about God's kingdom."

NIRV LUK 09:62 "Suppose someone starts to plow and then looks back. That person is not fit for service in God's kingdom."

NIRV LUK 10:02 "The harvest is huge, but the workers are few. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest field.

NIRV LUK 10:03 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

NIRV LUK 10:04 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals. And don't greet anyone on the road.

NIRV LUK 10:05 "When you enter a house, first say, 'May this house be blessed with peace.'

NIRV LUK 10:06 If someone there works to bring peace, your blessing of peace will rest on them. If not, it will return to you.

NIRV LUK 10:07 Stay there, and eat and drink anything they give you. Workers are worthy of their pay. Do not move around from house to house.

NIRV LUK 10:08 "When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is given to you.

NIRV LUK 10:09 Heal the sick people who are there. Tell them, 'God's kingdom has come near to you.'

NIRV LUK 10:10 But what if you enter a town and are not welcomed? Then go into its streets and say,

NIRV LUK 10:11 'We wipe from our feet even the dust of your town. We do it to warn you. But here is what you can be sure of. God's kingdom has come near.'

NIRV LUK 10:12 I tell you this. On judgment day it will be easier for Sodom than for that town.

NIRV LUK 10:13 "How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible for you, Bethsaida! Suppose the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon. They would have turned away from their sins long ago. They would have put on the rough clothing people wear when they're sad. They would have sat down in ashes.

NIRV LUK 10:14 On judgment day it will be easier for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

NIRV LUK 10:15 And what about you, Capernaum? Will you be lifted up to the heavens? No! You will go down to the place of the dead.

NIRV LUK 10:16 "Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever does not accept you does not accept me. But whoever does not accept me does not accept the one who sent me."

NIRV LUK 10:18 "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

NIRV LUK 10:19 I have given you authority to walk all over snakes and scorpions. You will be able to destroy all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.

NIRV LUK 10:20 But do not be glad when the evil spirits obey you. Instead, be glad that your names are written in heaven."

NIRV LUK 10:21 "I praise you, Father. You are Lord of heaven and earth. You have hidden these things from wise and educated people. But you have shown them to little children. Yes, Father. This is what you wanted to do.

NIRV LUK 10:22 "My Father has given all things to me. The Father is the only one who knows who the Son is. And the only ones who know the Father are the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to make the Father known."

NIRV LUK 10:23 "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.

NIRV LUK 10:24 I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see. But they didn't see it. They wanted to hear what you hear. But they didn't hear it."

NIRV LUK 10:26 "What is written in the Law?" . . . "How do you understand it?"

NIRV LUK 10:28 "You have answered correctly," . . . "Do that, and you will live."

NIRV LUK 10:30 "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. Robbers attacked him. They stripped off his clothes and beat him. Then they went away, leaving him almost dead.

NIRV LUK 10:31 A priest happened to be going down that same road. When he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

NIRV LUK 10:32 A Levite also came by. When he saw the man, he passed by on the other side too.

NIRV LUK 10:33 But a Samaritan came to the place where the man was. When he saw the man, he felt sorry for him.

NIRV LUK 10:34 He went to him, poured olive oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey. He brought him to an inn and took care of him.

NIRV LUK 10:35 The next day he took out two silver coins. He gave them to the owner of the inn. 'Take care of him,' he said. 'When I return, I will pay you back for any extra expense you may have.'

NIRV LUK 10:36 "Which of the three do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by robbers?"

NIRV LUK 10:37 "Go and do as he did."

NIRV LUK 10:41 "Martha, Martha," . . . "You are worried and upset about many things.

NIRV LUK 10:42 But few things are needed. Really, only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better. And it will not be taken away from her."

NIRV LUK 11:02 "When you pray, this is what you should say. "'Father, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come.

NIRV LUK 11:03 Give us each day our daily bread.

NIRV LUK 11:04 Forgive us our sins, as we also forgive everyone who sins against us. Keep us from falling into sin when we are tempted.'"

NIRV LUK 11:05 "Suppose you have a friend. You go to him at midnight and say, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread.

NIRV LUK 11:06 A friend of mine on a journey has come to stay with me. I have no food to give him.'

NIRV LUK 11:07 And suppose the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked. My children and I are in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'

NIRV LUK 11:08 I tell you, that person will not get up. And he won't give you bread just because he is your friend. But because you keep bothering him, he will surely get up. He will give you as much as you need.

NIRV LUK 11:09 "So here is what I say to you. Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.

NIRV LUK 11:10 Everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. And the door will be opened to the one who knocks.

NIRV LUK 11:11 "Fathers, suppose your son asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake instead?

NIRV LUK 11:12 Or suppose he asks for an egg. Which of you will give him a scorpion?

NIRV LUK 11:13 Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

NIRV LUK 11:17 "Any kingdom that fights against itself will be destroyed. A family that is divided against itself will fall.

NIRV LUK 11:18 If Satan fights against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because of what you claim. You say I drive out demons by the power of Beelzebul.

NIRV LUK 11:19 Suppose I do drive out demons with Beelzebul's help. With whose help do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.

NIRV LUK 11:20 But suppose I drive out demons with the help of God's powerful finger. Then God's kingdom has come upon you.

NIRV LUK 11:21 "When a strong man is completely armed and guards his house, what he owns is safe.

NIRV LUK 11:22 But when someone stronger attacks, he is overpowered. The attacker takes away the armor the man had trusted in. Then he divides up what he has stolen.

NIRV LUK 11:23 "Whoever is not with me is against me. And whoever does not gather with me scatters.

NIRV LUK 11:24 "What happens when an evil spirit comes out of a person? It goes through dry areas looking for a place to rest. But it doesn't find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.'

NIRV LUK 11:25 When it arrives there, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.

NIRV LUK 11:26 Then the evil spirit goes and takes seven other spirits more evil than itself. They go in and live there. That person is worse off than before."

NIRV LUK 11:28 "Instead, blessed are those who hear God's word and obey it."

NIRV LUK 11:29 "The people of today are evil," . . . "They ask for a sign from God. But none will be given except the sign of Jonah.

NIRV LUK 11:30 He was a sign from God to the people of Nineveh. In the same way, the Son of Man will be a sign from God to the people of today.

NIRV LUK 11:31 The Queen of the South will stand up on judgment day with the people now living. And she will prove that they are guilty. She came from very far away to listen to Solomon's wisdom. And now something more important than Solomon is here.

NIRV LUK 11:32 The men of Nineveh will stand up on judgment day with the people now living. And the Ninevites will prove that those people are guilty. The men of Nineveh turned away from their sins when Jonah preached to them. And now something more important than Jonah is here.

NIRV LUK 11:33 "No one lights a lamp and hides it. No one puts it under a bowl. Instead, they put a lamp on its stand. Then those who come in can see the light.

NIRV LUK 11:34 Your eye is like a lamp for your body. Suppose your eyes are healthy. Then your whole body also is full of light. But suppose your eyes can't see well. Then your body also is full of darkness.

NIRV LUK 11:35 So make sure that the light inside you is not darkness.

NIRV LUK 11:36 Suppose your whole body is full of light. And suppose no part of it is dark. Then your body will be full of light. It will be just as when a lamp shines its light on you."

NIRV LUK 11:39 "You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish," . . . "But inside you are full of greed and evil.

NIRV LUK 11:40 You foolish people! Didn't the one who made the outside make the inside also?

NIRV LUK 11:41 Give freely to poor people to show what is inside you. Then everything will be clean for you.

NIRV LUK 11:42 "How terrible it will be for you Pharisees! You give God a tenth of your garden plants, such as mint and rue. But you have forgotten to be fair and to love God. You should have practiced the last things without failing to do the first.

NIRV LUK 11:43 "How terrible for you Pharisees! You love the most important seats in the synagogues. You love having people greet you with respect in the market.

NIRV LUK 11:44 "How terrible for you! You are like graves that are not marked. People walk over them without knowing it."

NIRV LUK 11:46 "How terrible for you authorities on the law! You put such heavy loads on people that they can hardly carry them. But you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.

NIRV LUK 11:47 "How terrible for you! You build tombs for the prophets. It was your people of long ago who killed them.

NIRV LUK 11:48 So you show that you agree with what your people did long ago. They killed the prophets, and now you build the prophets' tombs.

NIRV LUK 11:49 So God in his wisdom said, 'I will send prophets and apostles to them. They will kill some. And they will try to hurt others.'

NIRV LUK 11:50 So the people of today will be punished. They will pay for all the prophets' blood spilled since the world began.

NIRV LUK 11:51 I mean from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah. He was killed between the altar and the temple. Yes, I tell you, the people of today will be punished for all these things.

NIRV LUK 11:52 "How terrible for you authorities on the law! You have taken away the key to the door of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered. And you have stood in the way of those who were entering."

NIRV LUK 12:01 "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees," . . . "They just pretend to be godly.

NIRV LUK 12:02 Everything that is secret will be brought out into the open. Everything that is hidden will be uncovered.

NIRV LUK 12:03 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. What you have whispered to someone behind closed doors will be shouted from the rooftops.

NIRV LUK 12:04 "My friends, listen to me. Don't be afraid of those who kill the body but can't do any more than that.

NIRV LUK 12:05 I will show you whom you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the authority to throw you into hell after you have been killed. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him.

NIRV LUK 12:06 Aren't five sparrows sold for two pennies? But God does not forget even one of them.

NIRV LUK 12:07 In fact, he even counts every hair on your head! So don't be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

NIRV LUK 12:08 "What about someone who says in front of others that he knows me? I tell you, the Son of Man will say in front of God's angels that he knows that person.

NIRV LUK 12:09 But what about someone who says in front of others that he doesn't know me? I, the Son of Man, will say in front of God's angels that I don't know him.

NIRV LUK 12:10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven. But anyone who speaks evil things against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

NIRV LUK 12:11 "You will be brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities. But do not worry about how to stand up for yourselves or what to say.

NIRV LUK 12:12 The Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."

NIRV LUK 12:14 "Friend, who made me a judge or umpire between you?"

NIRV LUK 12:15 "Watch out! Be on your guard against wanting to have more and more things. Life is not made up of how much a person has."

NIRV LUK 12:16 "A certain rich man's land produced a very large crop.

NIRV LUK 12:17 He thought to himself, 'What should I do? I don't have any place to store my crops.'

NIRV LUK 12:18 "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones. I will store my extra grain in them.

NIRV LUK 12:19 I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of grain stored away for many years. Take life easy. Eat, drink and have a good time."'

NIRV LUK 12:20 "But God said to him, 'You foolish man! Tonight I will take your life away from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'

NIRV LUK 12:21 "That is how it will be for whoever stores things away for themselves but is not rich in the sight of God."

NIRV LUK 12:22 "I tell you, do not worry. Don't worry about your life and what you will eat. And don't worry about your body and what you will wear.

NIRV LUK 12:23 There is more to life than eating. There are more important things for the body than clothes.

NIRV LUK 12:24 Think about the ravens. They don't plant or gather crops. They don't have any barns at all. But God feeds them. You are worth much more than birds!

NIRV LUK 12:25 Can you add even one hour to your life by worrying?

NIRV LUK 12:26 You can't do that very little thing. So why worry about the rest?

NIRV LUK 12:27 "Think about how the wild flowers grow. They don't work or make clothing. But here is what I tell you. Not even Solomon in his royal robes was dressed like one of those flowers.

NIRV LUK 12:28 If that is how God dresses the wild grass, how much better will he dress you! After all, the grass is here only today. Tomorrow it is thrown into the fire. Your faith is so small!

NIRV LUK 12:29 Don't spend time thinking about what you will eat or drink. Don't worry about it.

NIRV LUK 12:30 People who are ungodly run after all those things. Your Father knows that you need them.

NIRV LUK 12:31 But put God's kingdom first. Then those other things will also be given to you.

NIRV LUK 12:32 "Little flock, do not be afraid. Your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.

NIRV LUK 12:33 Sell what you own. Give to those who are poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out. Store up riches in heaven that will never be used up. There, no thief can come near it. There, no moth can destroy it.

NIRV LUK 12:34 Your heart will be where your riches are.

NIRV LUK 12:35 "Be dressed and ready to serve. Keep your lamps burning.

NIRV LUK 12:36 Be like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding dinner. When he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

NIRV LUK 12:37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready when he comes. What I'm about to tell you is true. The master will then dress himself so he can serve them. He will have them take their places at the table. And he will come and wait on them.

NIRV LUK 12:38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready. It will even be good if he comes in the middle of the night or toward morning.

NIRV LUK 12:39 But here is what you must understand. Suppose the owner of the house knew at what hour the robber was coming. He would not have let his house be broken into.

NIRV LUK 12:40 You also must be ready. The Son of Man will come at an hour when you don't expect him."

NIRV LUK 12:42 "Suppose a master puts one of his servants in charge of his other servants. The servant's job is to give them the food they are to receive at the right time. The master wants a faithful and wise manager for this.

NIRV LUK 12:43 It will be good for the servant if the master finds him doing his job when the master returns.

NIRV LUK 12:44 What I'm about to tell you is true. The master will put that servant in charge of everything he owns.

NIRV LUK 12:45 But suppose the servant says to himself, 'My master is taking a long time to come back.' Suppose that servant begins to beat the other servants, both men and women. Suppose he feeds himself. And suppose he drinks until he gets drunk.

NIRV LUK 12:46 The master of that servant will come back on a day the servant doesn't expect him. The master will return at an hour the servant doesn't know. Then the master will cut him to pieces. He will send the servant to the place where unbelievers go.

NIRV LUK 12:47 "Suppose a servant knows the master's wishes. But the servant doesn't get ready and doesn't do what the master wants. Then that servant will receive a heavy beating.

NIRV LUK 12:48 But suppose the servant does not know his master's wishes. And suppose the servant does things for which he should be punished. He will receive a lighter beating. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. Even more will be asked of the person who is supposed to take care of much.

NIRV LUK 12:49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth. How I wish the fire had already started!

NIRV LUK 12:50 But I have a baptism of suffering to go through. And I must go through it.

NIRV LUK 12:51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you. I have come to separate people.

NIRV LUK 12:52 From now on there will be five members in a family, each one against the other. There will be three against two and two against three.

NIRV LUK 12:53 They will be separated. Father will turn against son and son against father. Mother will turn against daughter and daughter against mother. Mother-in-law will turn against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."

NIRV LUK 12:54 "You see a cloud rising in the west. Right away you say, 'It's going to rain.' And it does.

NIRV LUK 12:55 The south wind blows. So you say, 'It's going to be hot.' And it is.

NIRV LUK 12:56 You pretenders! You know how to understand the appearance of the earth and the sky. Why can't you understand the meaning of what is happening right now?

NIRV LUK 12:57 "Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?

NIRV LUK 12:58 Suppose someone has a claim against you, and you are on your way to court. Try hard to settle the matter on the way. If you don't, that person may drag you off to the judge. The judge may turn you over to the officer. And the officer may throw you into prison.

NIRV LUK 12:59 I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the very last penny!"

NIRV LUK 13:02 "These people from Galilee suffered greatly. Do you think they were worse sinners than all the other Galileans?

NIRV LUK 13:03 I tell you, no! But unless you turn away from your sins, you will all die too.

NIRV LUK 13:04 Or what about the 18 people in Siloam? They died when the tower fell on them. Do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?

NIRV LUK 13:05 I tell you, no! But unless you turn away from your sins, you will all die too."

NIRV LUK 13:06 "A man had a fig tree," . . . "It was growing in his vineyard. When he went to look for fruit on it, he didn't find any.

NIRV LUK 13:07 So he went to the man who took care of the vineyard. He said, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree. But I haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'

NIRV LUK 13:08 "'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year. I'll dig around it and feed it.

NIRV LUK 13:09 If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.'"

NIRV LUK 13:12 "Woman, you will no longer be disabled. I am about to set you free."

NIRV LUK 13:15 "You pretenders! Doesn't each of you go to the barn and untie your ox or donkey on the Sabbath day? Then don't you lead it out to give it water?

NIRV LUK 13:16 This woman is a member of Abraham's family line. But Satan has kept her disabled for 18 long years. Shouldn't she be set free on the Sabbath day from what was keeping her disabled?"

NIRV LUK 13:18 "What is God's kingdom like? What can I compare it to?

NIRV LUK 13:19 It is like a mustard seed. Someone took the seed and planted it in a garden. It grew and became a tree. The birds sat in its branches."

NIRV LUK 13:20 "What can I compare God's kingdom to?

NIRV LUK 13:21 It is like yeast that a woman used. She mixed it into 60 pounds of flour. The yeast worked its way all through the dough."

NIRV LUK 13:24 "Try very hard to enter through the narrow door. I tell you, many will try to enter and will not be able to.

NIRV LUK 13:25 The owner of the house will get up and close the door. Then you will stand outside knocking and begging. You will say, 'Sir, open the door for us.' "But he will answer, 'I don't know you. And I don't know where you come from.'

NIRV LUK 13:26 "Then you will say, 'We ate and drank with you. You taught in our streets.'

NIRV LUK 13:27 "But he will reply, 'I don't know you. And I don't know where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil!'

NIRV LUK 13:28 "You will weep and grind your teeth together when you see those who are in God's kingdom. You will see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets there. But you yourselves will be thrown out.

NIRV LUK 13:29 People will come from east and west and north and south. They will take their places at the feast in God's kingdom.

NIRV LUK 13:30 Then the last will be first. And the first will be last."

NIRV LUK 13:32 "Go and tell that fox, 'I will keep on driving out demons. I will keep on healing people today and tomorrow. And on the third day I will reach my goal.'

NIRV LUK 13:33 In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day. Certainly no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

NIRV LUK 13:34 "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! You kill the prophets and throw stones in order to kill those who are sent to you. Many times I have wanted to gather your people together. I have wanted to be like a hen who gathers her chicks under her wings. And you would not let me.

NIRV LUK 13:35 Look, your house is left empty. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.'"

NIRV LUK 14:03 "Is it breaking the Law to heal on the Sabbath day?"

NIRV LUK 14:05 "Suppose one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day. Wouldn't you pull it out right away?"

NIRV LUK 14:08 "Suppose someone invites you to a wedding feast. Do not take the place of honor. A person more important than you may have been invited.

NIRV LUK 14:09 If so, the host who invited both of you will come to you. He will say, 'Give this person your seat.' Then you will be filled with shame. You will have to take the least important place.

NIRV LUK 14:10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place. Then your host will come over to you. He will say, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests.

NIRV LUK 14:11 All those who lift themselves up will be made humble. And those who make themselves humble will be lifted up."

NIRV LUK 14:12 "Suppose you give a lunch or a dinner," . . . "Do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, or your relatives, or your rich neighbors. If you do, they may invite you to eat with them. So you will be paid back.

NIRV LUK 14:13 But when you give a banquet, invite those who are poor. Also invite those who can't see or walk.

NIRV LUK 14:14 Then you will be blessed. Your guests can't pay you back. But you will be paid back when those who are right with God rise from the dead."

NIRV LUK 14:16 "A certain man was preparing a great banquet. He invited many guests.

NIRV LUK 14:17 Then the day of the banquet arrived. He sent his servant to those who had been invited. The servant told them, 'Come. Everything is ready now.'

NIRV LUK 14:18 "But they all had the same idea. They began to make excuses. The first one said, 'I have just bought a field. I have to go and see it. Please excuse me.'

NIRV LUK 14:19 "Another said, 'I have just bought five pairs of oxen. I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'

NIRV LUK 14:20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'

NIRV LUK 14:21 "The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry. He ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the town. Bring in those who are poor. Also bring those who can't see or walk.'

NIRV LUK 14:22 "'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done. But there is still room.'

NIRV LUK 14:23 "Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads. Go out to the country lanes. Make the people come in. I want my house to be full.

NIRV LUK 14:24 I tell you, not one of those people who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.'"

NIRV LUK 14:26 "Anyone who comes to me must hate their father and mother. They must hate their wife and children. They must hate their brothers and sisters. And they must hate even their own life. Unless they do this, they can't be my disciple.

NIRV LUK 14:27 Whoever doesn't carry their cross and follow me can't be my disciple.

NIRV LUK 14:28 "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you sit down first and figure out how much it will cost? Then you will see whether you have enough money to finish it.

NIRV LUK 14:29 Suppose you start building and are not able to finish. Then everyone who sees what you have done will laugh at you.

NIRV LUK 14:30 They will say, 'This person started to build but wasn't able to finish.'

NIRV LUK 14:31 "Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. And suppose he has 10,000 men, while the other has 20,000 coming against him. Won't he first sit down and think about whether he can win?

NIRV LUK 14:32 And suppose he decides he can't win. Then he will send some men to ask how peace can be made. He will do this while the other king is still far away.

NIRV LUK 14:33 In the same way, you must give up everything you have. Those of you who don't cannot be my disciple.

NIRV LUK 14:34 "Salt is good. But suppose it loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again?

NIRV LUK 14:35 It is not good for the soil. And it is not good for the trash pile. It will be thrown out. "Whoever has ears should listen."

NIRV LUK 15:04 "Suppose one of you has 100 sheep and loses one of them. Won't he leave the 99 in the open country? Won't he go and look for the one lost sheep until he finds it?

NIRV LUK 15:05 When he finds it, he will joyfully put it on his shoulders

NIRV LUK 15:06 and go home. Then he will call his friends and neighbors together. He will say, 'Be joyful with me. I have found my lost sheep.'

NIRV LUK 15:07 I tell you, it will be the same in heaven. There will be great joy when one sinner turns away from sin. Yes, there will be more joy than for 99 godly people who do not need to turn away from their sins.

NIRV LUK 15:08 "Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and sweep the house? Won't she search carefully until she finds the coin?

NIRV LUK 15:09 And when she finds it, she will call her friends and neighbors together. She will say, 'Be joyful with me. I have found my lost coin.'

NIRV LUK 15:10 I tell you, it is the same in heaven. There is joy in heaven over one sinner who turns away from sin."

NIRV LUK 15:11 "There was a man who had two sons.

NIRV LUK 15:12 The younger son spoke to his father. He said, 'Father, give me my share of the family property.' So the father divided his property between his two sons.

NIRV LUK 15:13 "Not long after that, the younger son packed up all he had. Then he left for a country far away. There he wasted his money on wild living.

NIRV LUK 15:14 He spent everything he had. Then the whole country ran low on food. So the son didn't have what he needed.

NIRV LUK 15:15 He went to work for someone who lived in that country. That person sent the son to the fields to feed the pigs.

NIRV LUK 15:16 The son wanted to fill his stomach with the food the pigs were eating. But no one gave him anything.

NIRV LUK 15:17 "Then he began to think clearly again. He said, 'How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough food! But here I am dying from hunger!

NIRV LUK 15:18 I will get up and go back to my father. I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven. And I have sinned against you.

NIRV LUK 15:19 I am no longer fit to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants."'

NIRV LUK 15:20 So he got up and went to his father. "While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him. He was filled with tender love for his son. He ran to him. He threw his arms around him and kissed him.

NIRV LUK 15:21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer fit to be called your son.'

NIRV LUK 15:22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

NIRV LUK 15:23 Bring the fattest calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.

NIRV LUK 15:24 This son of mine was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.' So they began to celebrate.

NIRV LUK 15:25 "The older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.

NIRV LUK 15:26 So he called one of the servants. He asked him what was going on.

NIRV LUK 15:27 'Your brother has come home,' the servant replied. 'Your father has killed the fattest calf. He has done this because your brother is back safe and sound.'

NIRV LUK 15:28 "The older brother became angry. He refused to go in. So his father went out and begged him.

NIRV LUK 15:29 But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've worked like a slave for you. I have always obeyed your orders. You never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.

NIRV LUK 15:30 But this son of yours wasted your money with some prostitutes. Now he comes home. And for him you kill the fattest calf!'

NIRV LUK 15:31 "'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me. Everything I have is yours.

NIRV LUK 15:32 But we had to celebrate and be glad. This brother of yours was dead. And now he is alive again. He was lost. And now he is found.'

NIRV LUK 16:01 "There was a rich man who had a manager. Some said that the manager was wasting what the rich man owned.

NIRV LUK 16:02 So the rich man told him to come in. He asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Tell me exactly how you have handled what I own. You can't be my manager any longer.'

NIRV LUK 16:03 "The manager said to himself, 'What will I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig. And I'm too ashamed to beg.

NIRV LUK 16:04 I know what I'm going to do. I'll do something so that when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'

NIRV LUK 16:05 "So he called in each person who owed his master something. He asked the first one, 'How much do you owe my master?'

NIRV LUK 16:06 "'I owe 900 gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill. Sit down quickly and change it to 450 gallons.'

NIRV LUK 16:07 "Then he asked the second one, 'And how much do you owe?' "'I owe 1,000 bushels of wheat,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill and change it to 800 bushels.'

NIRV LUK 16:08 "The manager had not been honest. But the master praised him for being clever. The people of this world are clever in dealing with those who are like themselves. They are more clever than God's people.

NIRV LUK 16:09 I tell you, use the riches of this world to help others. In that way, you will make friends for yourselves. Then when your riches are gone, you will be welcomed into your eternal home in heaven.

NIRV LUK 16:10 "Suppose you can be trusted with something very little. Then you can also be trusted with something very large. But suppose you are not honest with something very little. Then you will also not be honest with something very large.

NIRV LUK 16:11 Suppose you have not been worthy of trust in handling worldly wealth. Then who will trust you with true riches?

NIRV LUK 16:12 Suppose you have not been worthy of trust in handling someone else's property. Then who will give you property of your own?

NIRV LUK 16:13 "No one can serve two masters at the same time. Either you will hate one of them and love the other. Or you will be faithful to one and dislike the other. You can't serve God and money at the same time."

NIRV LUK 16:15 "You try to make yourselves look good in the eyes of other people. But God knows your hearts. What people think is worth a lot is hated by God.

NIRV LUK 16:16 "The teachings of the Law and the Prophets were preached until John the Baptist came. Since then, the good news of God's kingdom is being preached. And everyone is trying very hard to enter it.

NIRV LUK 16:17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest part of a letter to drop out of the Law.

NIRV LUK 16:18 "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery. Also, the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

NIRV LUK 16:19 "Once there was a rich man. He was dressed in purple cloth and fine linen. He lived an easy life every day.

NIRV LUK 16:20 A man named Lazarus was placed at his gate. Lazarus was a beggar. His body was covered with sores.

NIRV LUK 16:21 Even dogs came and licked his sores. All he wanted was to eat what fell from the rich man's table.

NIRV LUK 16:22 "The time came when the beggar died. The angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.

NIRV LUK 16:23 In the place of the dead, the rich man was suffering terribly. He looked up and saw Abraham far away. Lazarus was by his side.

NIRV LUK 16:24 So the rich man called out, 'Father Abraham! Have pity on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water. Then he can cool my tongue with it. I am in terrible pain in this fire.'

NIRV LUK 16:25 "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember what happened in your lifetime. You received your good things. Lazarus received bad things. Now he is comforted here, and you are in terrible pain.

NIRV LUK 16:26 Besides, a wide space has been placed between us and you. So those who want to go from here to you can't go. And no one can cross over from there to us.'

NIRV LUK 16:27 "The rich man answered, 'Then I beg you, father Abraham. Send Lazarus to my family.

NIRV LUK 16:28 I have five brothers. Let Lazarus warn them. Then they will not come to this place of terrible suffering.'

NIRV LUK 16:29 "Abraham replied, 'They have the teachings of Moses and the Prophets. Let your brothers listen to them.'

NIRV LUK 16:30 "'No, father Abraham,' he said. 'But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will turn away from their sins.'

NIRV LUK 16:31 "Abraham said to him, 'They do not listen to Moses and the Prophets. So they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"

NIRV LUK 17:01 "Things that make people sin are sure to come," . . . "But how terrible it will be for anyone who causes those things to come!

NIRV LUK 17:02 Suppose people lead one of these little ones to sin. It would be better for those people to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck.

NIRV LUK 17:03 So watch what you do. "If your brother or sister sins against you, tell them they are wrong. Then if they turn away from their sins, forgive them.

NIRV LUK 17:04 Suppose they sin against you seven times in one day. And suppose they come back to you each time and say, 'I'm sorry.' You must forgive them."

NIRV LUK 17:06 "Suppose you have faith as small as a mustard seed. Then you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up. Be planted in the sea.' And it will obey you.

NIRV LUK 17:07 "Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. And suppose the servant came in from the field. Will you say to him, 'Come along now and sit down to eat?'

NIRV LUK 17:08 No. Instead, you will say, 'Prepare my supper. Get yourself ready. Wait on me while I eat and drink. Then after that you can eat and drink.'

NIRV LUK 17:09 Will you thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?

NIRV LUK 17:10 It's the same with you. Suppose you have done everything you were told to do. Then you should say, 'We are not worthy to serve you. We have only done our duty.'"

NIRV LUK 17:14 "Go. Show yourselves to the priests."

NIRV LUK 17:17 "Weren't all ten healed? Where are the other nine?

NIRV LUK 17:18 Didn't anyone else return and give praise to God except this outsider?"

NIRV LUK 17:19 "Get up and go. Your faith has healed you."

NIRV LUK 17:20 "The coming of God's kingdom is not something you can see.

NIRV LUK 17:21 People will not say, 'Here it is.' Or, 'There it is.' That's because God's kingdom is among you."

NIRV LUK 17:22 "The time is coming," . . . "when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man. But you won't see it.

NIRV LUK 17:23 People will tell you, 'There he is!' Or, 'Here he is!' Don't go running off after them.

NIRV LUK 17:24 When the Son of Man comes, he will be like the lightning. It flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.

NIRV LUK 17:25 But first the Son of Man must suffer many things. He will not be accepted by the people of today.

NIRV LUK 17:26 "Remember how it was in the days of Noah. It will be the same when the Son of Man comes.

NIRV LUK 17:27 People were eating and drinking. They were getting married. They were giving their daughters to be married. They did all those things right up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

NIRV LUK 17:28 "It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking. They were buying and selling. They were planting and building.

NIRV LUK 17:29 But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven. And all the people were destroyed.

NIRV LUK 17:30 "It will be just like that on the day the Son of Man is shown to the world.

NIRV LUK 17:31 Suppose someone is on the housetop on that day. And suppose what they own is inside the house. They should not go down to get what they own. No one in the field should go back for anything either.

NIRV LUK 17:32 Remember Lot's wife!

NIRV LUK 17:33 Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it. Whoever loses their life will keep it.

NIRV LUK 17:34 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed. One person will be taken and the other left.

NIRV LUK 17:35 Two women will be grinding grain together. One will be taken and the other left."

NIRV LUK 17:36 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV LUK 17:37 "The vultures will gather where there is a dead body."

NIRV LUK 18:02 "In a certain town there was a judge. He didn't have any respect for God or care about what people thought.

NIRV LUK 18:03 A widow lived in that town. She came to the judge again and again. She kept begging him, 'Make things right for me. Someone is treating me badly.'

NIRV LUK 18:04 "For some time the judge refused. But finally he said to himself, 'I don't have any respect for God. I don't care about what people think.

NIRV LUK 18:05 But this widow keeps bothering me. So I will see that things are made right for her. If I don't, she will someday come and attack me!'"

NIRV LUK 18:06 "Listen to what the unfair judge says.

NIRV LUK 18:07 God's chosen people cry out to him day and night. Won't he make things right for them? Will he keep putting them off?

NIRV LUK 18:08 I tell you, God will see that things are made right for them. He will make sure it happens quickly. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find people on earth who have faith?"

NIRV LUK 18:10 "Two men went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee. The other was a tax collector.

NIRV LUK 18:11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed. 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people,' he said. 'I am not like robbers or those who do other evil things. I am not like those who commit adultery. I am not even like this tax collector.

NIRV LUK 18:12 I fast twice a week. And I give a tenth of all I get.'

NIRV LUK 18:13 "But the tax collector stood farther away than the Pharisee. He would not even look up to heaven. He brought his hand to his heart and prayed. He said, 'God, have mercy on me. I am a sinner.'

NIRV LUK 18:14 "I tell you, the tax collector went home accepted by God. But not the Pharisee. All those who lift themselves up will be made humble. And those who make themselves humble will be lifted up."

NIRV LUK 18:16 "Let the little children come to me," . . . "Don't keep them away. God's kingdom belongs to people like them.

NIRV LUK 18:17 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who will not receive God's kingdom like a little child will never enter it."

NIRV LUK 18:19 "Why do you call me good?" . . . "No one is good except God.

NIRV LUK 18:20 You know what the commandments say. 'Do not commit adultery. Do not commit murder. Do not steal. Do not be a false witness. Honor your father and mother.'"

NIRV LUK 18:22 "You are still missing one thing. Sell everything you have. Give the money to those who are poor. You will have treasure in heaven. Then come and follow me."

NIRV LUK 18:24 "How hard it is for rich people to enter God's kingdom!

NIRV LUK 18:25 Is it hard for a camel to go through the eye of a needle? It is even harder for someone who is rich to enter God's kingdom!"

NIRV LUK 18:27 "Things that are impossible with people are possible with God."

NIRV LUK 18:29 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "Has anyone left home or wife or husband or brothers or sisters or parents or children for God's kingdom?

NIRV LUK 18:30 They will receive many times as much in this world. In the world to come they will receive eternal life."

NIRV LUK 18:31 "We are going up to Jerusalem. Everything that the prophets wrote about the Son of Man will come true.

NIRV LUK 18:32 He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will make fun of him. They will laugh at him and spit on him.

NIRV LUK 18:33 They will whip him and kill him. On the third day, he will rise from the dead!"

NIRV LUK 18:41 "What do you want me to do for you?"

NIRV LUK 18:42 "Receive your sight. Your faith has healed you."

NIRV LUK 19:05 "Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay at your house today."

NIRV LUK 19:09 "Today salvation has come to your house. You are a member of Abraham's family line.

NIRV LUK 19:10 The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them."

NIRV LUK 19:12 "A man from an important family went to a country far away. He went there to be made king and then return home.

NIRV LUK 19:13 So he sent for ten of his slaves. He gave them each about three months' pay. 'Put this money to work until I come back,' he said.

NIRV LUK 19:14 "But those he ruled over hated him. They sent some messengers after him. They were sent to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.'

NIRV LUK 19:15 "But he was made king and returned home. Then he sent for the slaves he had given the money to. He wanted to find out what they had earned with it.

NIRV LUK 19:16 "The first one came to him. He said, 'Sir, your money has earned ten times as much.'

NIRV LUK 19:17 "'You have done well, my good slave!' his master replied. 'You have been faithful in a very small matter. So I will put you in charge of ten towns.'

NIRV LUK 19:18 "The second slave came to his master. He said, 'Sir, your money has earned five times as much.'

NIRV LUK 19:19 "His master answered, 'I will put you in charge of five towns.'

NIRV LUK 19:20 "Then another slave came. He said, 'Sir, here is your money. I have kept it hidden in a piece of cloth.

NIRV LUK 19:21 I was afraid of you. You are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in. You harvest what you did not plant.'

NIRV LUK 19:22 "His master replied, 'I will judge you by your own words, you evil slave! So you knew that I am a hard man? You knew that I take out what I did not put in? You knew that I harvest what I did not plant?

NIRV LUK 19:23 Then why didn't you put my money in the bank? When I came back, I could have collected it with interest.'

NIRV LUK 19:24 "Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his money away from him. Give it to the one who has ten times as much.'

NIRV LUK 19:25 "'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten times as much!'

NIRV LUK 19:26 "He replied, 'I tell you that everyone who has will be given more. But here is what will happen to anyone who has nothing. Even what they have will be taken away from them.

NIRV LUK 19:27 And what about my enemies who did not want me to be king over them? Bring them here! Kill them in front of me!'"

NIRV LUK 19:30 "Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey's colt tied up. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here.

NIRV LUK 19:31 Someone may ask you, 'Why are you untying it?' If so, say, 'The Lord needs it.'"

NIRV LUK 19:34 "The Lord needs it."

NIRV LUK 19:40 "I tell you," . . . "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

NIRV LUK 19:42 "I wish you had known today what would bring you peace! But now it is hidden from your eyes.

NIRV LUK 19:43 The days will come when your enemies will arrive. They will build a wall of dirt up against your city. They will surround you and close you in on every side.

NIRV LUK 19:44 You didn't recognize the time when God came to you. So your enemies will smash you to the ground. They will destroy you and all the people inside your walls. They will not leave one stone on top of another."

NIRV LUK 19:46 "It is written that the Lord said, 'My house will be a house where people can pray.' But you have made it a 'den for robbers.'"

NIRV LUK 20:03 "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,

NIRV LUK 20:04 was John's baptism from heaven? Or did it come from people?"

NIRV LUK 20:08 "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either."

NIRV LUK 20:09 "A man planted a vineyard," . . . "He rented it out to some farmers. Then he went away for a long time.

NIRV LUK 20:10 At harvest time he sent a slave to the renters. They were supposed to give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the renters beat the slave. Then they sent him away with nothing.

NIRV LUK 20:11 So the man sent another slave. They beat that one and treated him badly. They also sent him away with nothing.

NIRV LUK 20:12 The man sent a third slave. The renters wounded him and threw him out.

NIRV LUK 20:13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I have a son, and I love him. I will send him. Maybe they will respect him.'

NIRV LUK 20:14 "But when the renters saw the son, they talked the matter over. 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday,' they said. 'Let's kill him. Then everything will be ours.'

NIRV LUK 20:15 So they threw him out of the vineyard. And they killed him. "What will the owner of the vineyard do to the renters?

NIRV LUK 20:16 He will come and kill them. He will give the vineyard to others."

NIRV LUK 20:17 "Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written, "'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all.'

NIRV LUK 20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on."

NIRV LUK 20:23 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV LUK 20:24 "Show me a silver coin. Whose picture and words are on it?"

NIRV LUK 20:25 "Then give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give back to God what belongs to God."

NIRV LUK 20:34 "People in this world get married. And their parents give them to be married.

NIRV LUK 20:35 But it will not be like that when the dead rise. Those who are considered worthy to take part in the world to come won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married.

NIRV LUK 20:36 They can't die anymore. They are like the angels. They are God's children. They will be given a new form of life when the dead rise.

NIRV LUK 20:37 Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush. Even Moses showed that the dead rise. The Lord said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.'

NIRV LUK 20:38 He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. In his eyes, everyone is alive."

NIRV LUK 20:41 "Why do people say that the Messiah is the son of David?

NIRV LUK 20:42 David himself says in the Book of Psalms, "'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand

NIRV LUK 20:43 until I put your enemies under your control."'

NIRV LUK 20:44 David calls him 'Lord.' So how can he be David's son?"

NIRV LUK 20:46 "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They love to be greeted with respect in the market. They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at banquets.

NIRV LUK 20:47 They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish these men very much."

NIRV LUK 21:03 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "That poor widow has put in more than all the others.

NIRV LUK 21:04 All these other people gave a lot because they are rich. But even though she is poor, she put in everything. She had nothing left to live on."

NIRV LUK 21:06 "Do you see all this? The time will come when not one stone will be left on top of another. Every stone will be thrown down."

NIRV LUK 21:08 "Keep watch! Be careful that you are not fooled. Many will come in my name. They will claim, 'I am he!' And they will say, 'The time is near!' Do not follow them.

NIRV LUK 21:09 Do not be afraid when you hear about wars and about fighting against rulers. Those things must happen first. But the end will not come right away."

NIRV LUK 21:10 "Nation will fight against nation. Kingdom will fight against kingdom.

NIRV LUK 21:11 In many places there will be powerful earthquakes. People will go hungry. There will be terrible sicknesses. Things will happen that will make people afraid. There will be great and miraculous signs from heaven.

NIRV LUK 21:12 "But before all this, people will arrest you and treat you badly. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison. You will be brought to kings and governors. All this will happen to you because of my name.

NIRV LUK 21:13 And so you will be witnesses about me.

NIRV LUK 21:14 But make up your mind not to worry ahead of time about how to stand up for yourselves.

NIRV LUK 21:15 I will give you words of wisdom. None of your enemies will be able to withstand them or prove them wrong.

NIRV LUK 21:16 Even your parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends will hand you over to the authorities. The authorities will put some of you to death.

NIRV LUK 21:17 Everyone will hate you because of me.

NIRV LUK 21:18 But not a hair on your head will be harmed.

NIRV LUK 21:19 Remain strong in the faith, and you will receive eternal life.

NIRV LUK 21:20 "A time is coming when you will see armies surround Jerusalem. Then you will know that it will soon be destroyed.

NIRV LUK 21:21 Those who are in Judea should then escape to the mountains. Those in the city should get out. Those in the country should not enter the city.

NIRV LUK 21:22 This is the time when God will punish Jerusalem. Everything will come true, just as it has been written.

NIRV LUK 21:23 How awful it will be in those days for pregnant women! How awful for nursing mothers! There will be terrible suffering in the land. There will be great anger against those people.

NIRV LUK 21:24 Some will be killed by the sword. Others will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be taken over by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles come to an end.

NIRV LUK 21:25 "There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. The nations of the earth will be in terrible pain. They will be puzzled by the roaring and tossing of the sea.

NIRV LUK 21:26 Terror will make people faint. They will be worried about what is happening in the world. The sun, moon and stars will be shaken from their places.

NIRV LUK 21:27 At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud. He will come with power and great glory.

NIRV LUK 21:28 When these things begin to take place, stand up. Hold your head up with joy and hope. The time when you will be set free will be very close."

NIRV LUK 21:29 "Look at the fig tree and all the trees,"

NIRV LUK 21:30 "When you see leaves appear on the branches, you know that summer is near.

NIRV LUK 21:31 In the same way, when you see these things happening, you will know that God's kingdom is near.

NIRV LUK 21:32 "What I'm about to tell you is true. The people living now will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

NIRV LUK 21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away. But my words will never pass away.

NIRV LUK 21:34 "Be careful. If you aren't, your hearts will be loaded down with wasteful living, drunkenness and the worries of life. Then the day the Son of Man returns will close on you like a trap. It will happen suddenly.

NIRV LUK 21:35 That day will come on every person who lives on the whole earth.

NIRV LUK 21:36 Always keep watching. Pray that you will be able to escape all that is about to happen. Also, pray that you will not be judged guilty when the Son of Man comes."

NIRV LUK 22:08 "Go," . . . "Prepare for us to eat the Passover meal."

NIRV LUK 22:10 "When you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house he enters.

NIRV LUK 22:11 Then say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks, "Where is the guest room? Where can I eat the Passover meal with my disciples?"'

NIRV LUK 22:12 He will show you a large upstairs room with furniture already in it. Prepare for us to eat there."

NIRV LUK 22:15 "I have really looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you. I wanted to do this before I suffer.

NIRV LUK 22:16 I tell you, I will not eat the Passover meal again until it is celebrated in God's kingdom."

NIRV LUK 22:17 "Take this cup and share it among yourselves.

NIRV LUK 22:18 I tell you, I will not drink wine with you again until God's kingdom comes."

NIRV LUK 22:19 "This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do this in memory of me."

NIRV LUK 22:20 "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. It is poured out for you.

NIRV LUK 22:21 But someone here is going to hand me over to my enemies. His hand is with mine on the table.

NIRV LUK 22:22 The Son of Man will go to his death, just as God has already decided. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands him over!"

NIRV LUK 22:25 "The kings of the Gentiles hold power over their people. And those who order them around call themselves Protectors.

NIRV LUK 22:26 But you must not be like that. Instead, the most important among you should be like the youngest. The one who rules should be like the one who serves.

NIRV LUK 22:27 Who is more important? Is it the one at the table, or the one who serves? Isn't it the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.

NIRV LUK 22:28 You have stood by me during my troubles.

NIRV LUK 22:29 And I give you a kingdom, just as my Father gave me a kingdom.

NIRV LUK 22:30 Then you will eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. And you will sit on thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel.

NIRV LUK 22:31 "Simon, Simon! Satan has asked to sift all of you disciples like wheat.

NIRV LUK 22:32 But I have prayed for you, Simon. I have prayed that your faith will not fail. When you have turned back, help your brothers to be strong."

NIRV LUK 22:34 "I tell you, Peter, you will say three times that you don't know me. And you will do it before the rooster crows today."

NIRV LUK 22:35 "Did you need anything when I sent you without a purse, bag or sandals?"

NIRV LUK 22:36 "But now if you have a purse, take it. And also take a bag. If you don't have a sword, sell your coat and buy one.

NIRV LUK 22:37 It is written, 'He was counted among those who had committed crimes.' I tell you that what is written about me must come true. Yes, it is already coming true."

NIRV LUK 22:38 "Two swords are enough!"

NIRV LUK 22:40 "Pray that you won't fall into sin when you are tempted,"

NIRV LUK 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup of suffering away from me. But do what you want, not what I want."

NIRV LUK 22:46 "Why are you sleeping?" . . . "Get up! Pray that you won't fall into sin when you are tempted."

NIRV LUK 22:48 "Judas, are you handing over the Son of Man with a kiss?"

NIRV LUK 22:51 "Stop this!"

NIRV LUK 22:52 "Am I leading a band of armed men against you?" . . . "Do you have to come with swords and clubs?

NIRV LUK 22:53 Every day I was with you in the temple courtyard. And you didn't lay a hand on me. But this is your hour. This is when darkness rules."

NIRV LUK 22:61 "The rooster will crow today," . . . "Before it does, you will say three times that you don't know me."

NIRV LUK 22:67 "If I tell you, you will not believe me.

NIRV LUK 22:68 And if I asked you, you would not answer.

NIRV LUK 22:69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God."

NIRV LUK 22:70 "You say that I am."

NIRV LUK 23:03 "You have said so,"

NIRV LUK 23:28 "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me. Weep for yourselves and for your children.

NIRV LUK 23:29 The time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the women who can't have children! Blessed are those who never gave birth or nursed babies!'

NIRV LUK 23:30 It is written, "'The people will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" They'll say to the hills, "Cover us!"'

NIRV LUK 23:31 People do these things when trees are green. So what will happen when trees are dry?"

NIRV LUK 23:34 "Father, forgive them. They don't know what they are doing."

NIRV LUK 23:43 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Today you will be with me in paradise."

NIRV LUK 23:46 "Father, into your hands I commit my life."

NIRV LUK 24:07 'The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful people. He must be nailed to a cross. On the third day he will rise from the dead.'"

NIRV LUK 24:17 "What are you talking about as you walk along?"

NIRV LUK 24:19 "What things?"

NIRV LUK 24:25 "How foolish you are! How long it takes you to believe all that the prophets said!

NIRV LUK 24:26 Didn't the Messiah have to suffer these things and then receive his glory?"

NIRV LUK 24:36 "May you have peace!"

NIRV LUK 24:38 "Why are you troubled? Why do you have doubts in your minds?

NIRV LUK 24:39 Look at my hands and my feet. It's really me! Touch me and see. A ghost does not have a body or bones. But you can see that I do."

NIRV LUK 24:41 "Do you have anything here to eat?"

NIRV LUK 24:44 "This is what I told you while I was still with you. Everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms must come true."

NIRV LUK 24:46 "This is what is written. The Messiah will suffer. He will rise from the dead on the third day.

NIRV LUK 24:47 His followers will preach in his name. They will tell others to turn away from their sins and be forgiven. People from every nation will hear it, beginning at Jerusalem.

NIRV LUK 24:48 You have seen these things with your own eyes.

NIRV LUK 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised. But for now, stay in the city. Stay there until you have received power from heaven."



The Gospel According to St. John (JOH)
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NIRV JOH 01:38 "What do you want?"

NIRV JOH 01:39 "Come," . . . "You will see."

NIRV JOH 01:42 "You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas."

NIRV JOH 01:43 "Follow me."

NIRV JOH 01:47 "He is a true Israelite. Nothing about him is false."

NIRV JOH 01:48 "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree. I saw you there before Philip called you."

NIRV JOH 01:50 "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that."

NIRV JOH 01:51 "What I'm about to tell you is true. You will see heaven open. You will see the angels of God going up and coming down on the Son of Man."

NIRV JOH 02:04 "Dear woman, why are you telling me about this?" . . . "The time for me to show who I really am isn't here yet."

NIRV JOH 02:07 "Fill the jars with water."

NIRV JOH 02:08 "Now dip some out. Take it to the person in charge of the dinner."

NIRV JOH 02:16 "Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father's house into a market!"

NIRV JOH 02:19 "When you destroy this temple, I will raise it up again in three days."

NIRV JOH 03:03 "What I'm about to tell you is true. No one can see God's kingdom unless they are born again."

NIRV JOH 03:05 "What I'm about to tell you is true. No one can enter God's kingdom unless they are born with water and the Holy Spirit.

NIRV JOH 03:06 People give birth to people. But the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

NIRV JOH 03:07 You should not be surprised when I say, 'You must all be born again.'

NIRV JOH 03:08 The wind blows where it wants to. You hear the sound it makes. But you can't tell where it comes from or where it is going. It is the same with everyone who is born with the Spirit."

NIRV JOH 03:10 "You are Israel's teacher," . . . "Don't you understand these things?

NIRV JOH 03:11 What I'm about to tell you is true. We speak about what we know. We are witnesses about what we have seen. But still you people do not accept what we say.

NIRV JOH 03:12 I have spoken to you about earthly things, and you do not believe. So how will you believe if I speak about heavenly things?

NIRV JOH 03:13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven. He is the Son of Man.

NIRV JOH 03:14 Moses lifted up the snake in the desert. In the same way, the Son of Man must also be lifted up.

NIRV JOH 03:15 Then everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."

NIRV JOH 03:16 God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

NIRV JOH 03:17 God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world. He sent his Son to save the world through him.

NIRV JOH 03:18 Anyone who believes in him is not judged. But anyone who does not believe is judged already. They have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.

NIRV JOH 03:19 Here is the judgment. Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light. They loved darkness because what they did was evil.

NIRV JOH 03:20 Everyone who does evil deeds hates the light. They will not come into the light. They are afraid that what they do will be seen.

NIRV JOH 03:21 But anyone who lives by the truth comes into the light. They live by the truth with God's help. They come into the light so that it will be easy to see their good deeds.

NIRV JOH 04:07 "Will you give me a drink?"

NIRV JOH 04:10 "You do not know what God's gift is. And you do not know who is asking you for a drink. If you did, you would have asked him. He would have given you living water."

NIRV JOH 04:13 "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again.

NIRV JOH 04:14 But anyone who drinks the water I give them will never be thirsty. In fact, the water I give them will become a spring of water in them. It will flow up into eternal life."

NIRV JOH 04:16 "Go. Get your husband and come back."

NIRV JOH 04:17 "You are right when you say you have no husband.

NIRV JOH 04:18 The fact is, you have had five husbands. And the man you live with now is not your husband. What you have just said is very true."

NIRV JOH 04:21 "Woman, believe me. A time is coming when you will not worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem.

NIRV JOH 04:22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know. We worship what we do know. Salvation comes from the Jews.

NIRV JOH 04:23 But a new time is coming. In fact, it is already here. True worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth. They are the kind of worshipers the Father is looking for.

NIRV JOH 04:24 God is spirit. His worshipers must worship him in the Spirit and in truth."

NIRV JOH 04:26 "The one you're talking about is the one speaking to you. I am he."

NIRV JOH 04:32 "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."

NIRV JOH 04:34 "My food is to do what my Father sent me to do. My food is to finish his work.

NIRV JOH 04:35 Don't you have a saying? You say, 'It's still four months until harvest time.' But I tell you, open your eyes! Look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest right now.

NIRV JOH 04:36 Even now the one who gathers the crop is getting paid. They are already harvesting the crop for eternal life. So the one who plants and the one who gathers can now be glad together.

NIRV JOH 04:37 Here is a true saying. 'One plants and another gathers.'

NIRV JOH 04:38 I sent you to gather what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work. You have gathered the benefits of their work."

NIRV JOH 04:48 "You people will never believe unless you see signs and wonders."

NIRV JOH 04:50 "Go," . . . "Your son will live."

NIRV JOH 04:53 "Your son will live."

NIRV JOH 05:06 "Do you want to get well?"

NIRV JOH 05:08 "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk."

NIRV JOH 05:11 'Pick up your mat and walk.'"

NIRV JOH 05:12 pick it up and walk?"

NIRV JOH 05:14 "See, you are well again. Stop sinning, or something worse may happen to you."

NIRV JOH 05:17 "My Father is always doing his work. He is working right up to this day. I am working too."

NIRV JOH 05:19 "What I'm about to tell you is true. The Son can do nothing by himself. He can do only what he sees his Father doing. What the Father does, the Son also does.

NIRV JOH 05:20 This is because the Father loves the Son. The Father shows him everything he does. Yes, and the Father will show the Son even greater works than these. And you will be amazed.

NIRV JOH 05:21 The Father raises the dead and gives them life. In the same way, the Son gives life to anyone he wants to.

NIRV JOH 05:22 Also, the Father does not judge anyone. He has given the Son the task of judging.

NIRV JOH 05:23 Then all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him.

NIRV JOH 05:24 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. They will not be judged. They have crossed over from death to life.

NIRV JOH 05:25 What I'm about to tell you is true. A time is coming for me to give life. In fact, it has already begun. The dead will hear the voice of the Son of God. Those who hear it will live.

NIRV JOH 05:26 The Father has life in himself. He has allowed the Son also to have life in himself.

NIRV JOH 05:27 And the Father has given him the authority to judge. This is because he is the Son of Man.

NIRV JOH 05:28 "Do not be amazed at this. A time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice.

NIRV JOH 05:29 They will all come out of their graves. People who have done what is good will rise and live again. People who have done what is evil will rise and be found guilty.

NIRV JOH 05:30 I can do nothing by myself. I judge only as I hear. And my judging is fair. I do not try to please myself. I try to please the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 05:31 "If I am a witness about myself, what I say is not true.

NIRV JOH 05:32 There is someone else who is a witness in my favor. And I know that what he says about me is true.

NIRV JOH 05:33 "You have sent people to John the Baptist. He has been a witness to the truth.

NIRV JOH 05:34 I do not accept what a person says. I only talk about what John says so that you can be saved.

NIRV JOH 05:35 John was like a lamp that burned and gave light. For a while you chose to enjoy his light.

NIRV JOH 05:36 "What I say about myself is more important than what John says about me. I am doing the works the Father gave me to finish. These works are a witness that the Father has sent me.

NIRV JOH 05:37 The Father who sent me is himself a witness about me. You have never heard his voice. You have never seen what he really looks like.

NIRV JOH 05:38 And his word does not live in you. That's because you do not believe the one he sent.

NIRV JOH 05:39 You study the Scriptures carefully. You study them because you think they will give you eternal life. The Scriptures you study are a witness about me.

NIRV JOH 05:40 But you refuse to come to me and receive life.

NIRV JOH 05:41 "I do not accept praise from human beings.

NIRV JOH 05:42 But I know you. I know that you do not have love for God in your hearts.

NIRV JOH 05:43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me. But if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.

NIRV JOH 05:44 You accept praise from one another. But you do not seek the praise that comes from the only God. So how can you believe?

NIRV JOH 05:45 "Do not think I will bring charges against you in front of the Father. Moses is the one who does that. And he is the one you build your hopes on.

NIRV JOH 05:46 Do you believe Moses? Then you should believe me. He wrote about me.

NIRV JOH 05:47 But you do not believe what he wrote. So how are you going to believe what I say?"

NIRV JOH 06:05 "Where can we buy bread for these people to eat?"

NIRV JOH 06:10 "Have the people sit down."

NIRV JOH 06:12 "Gather the leftover pieces," . . . "Don't waste anything."

NIRV JOH 06:20 "It is I. Don't be afraid."

NIRV JOH 06:26 "What I'm about to tell you is true. You are not looking for me because you saw the signs I did. You are looking for me because you ate the loaves until you were full.

NIRV JOH 06:27 Do not work for food that spoils. Work for food that lasts forever. That is the food the Son of Man will give you. For God the Father has put his seal of approval on him."

NIRV JOH 06:29 "God's work is to believe in the one he has sent."

NIRV JOH 06:32 "What I'm about to tell you is true. It is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven. It is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.

NIRV JOH 06:33 The bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven. He gives life to the world."

NIRV JOH 06:35 "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry. And whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

NIRV JOH 06:36 But it is just as I told you. You have seen me, and you still do not believe.

NIRV JOH 06:37 Everyone the Father gives me will come to me. I will never send away anyone who comes to me.

NIRV JOH 06:38 I have not come down from heaven to do what I want to do. I have come to do what the one who sent me wants me to do.

NIRV JOH 06:39 The one who sent me doesn't want me to lose anyone he has given me. He wants me to raise them up on the last day.

NIRV JOH 06:40 My Father wants all who look to the Son and believe in him to have eternal life. I will raise them up on the last day."

NIRV JOH 06:41 "I am the bread that came down from heaven."

NIRV JOH 06:42 'I came down from heaven?'"

NIRV JOH 06:43 "Stop complaining among yourselves,"

NIRV JOH 06:44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me brings them. Then I will raise them up on the last day.

NIRV JOH 06:45 It is written in the Prophets, 'God will teach all of them.' Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from him comes to me.

NIRV JOH 06:46 No one has seen the Father except the one who has come from God. Only he has seen the Father.

NIRV JOH 06:47 What I'm about to tell you is true. Everyone who believes has life forever.

NIRV JOH 06:48 I am the bread of life.

NIRV JOH 06:49 Long ago your people ate the manna in the desert, and they still died.

NIRV JOH 06:50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven. A person can eat it and not die.

NIRV JOH 06:51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Everyone who eats some of this bread will live forever. This bread is my body. I will give it for the life of the world."

NIRV JOH 06:53 "What I'm about to tell you is true. You must eat the Son of Man's body and drink his blood. If you don't, you have no life in you.

NIRV JOH 06:54 Anyone who eats my body and drinks my blood has eternal life. I will raise them up on the last day.

NIRV JOH 06:55 My body is real food. My blood is real drink.

NIRV JOH 06:56 Anyone who eats my body and drinks my blood remains in me. And I remain in them.

NIRV JOH 06:57 The living Father sent me, and I live because of him. In the same way, those who feed on me will live because of me.

NIRV JOH 06:58 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Long ago your people ate manna and died. But whoever eats this bread will live forever."

NIRV JOH 06:61 "Does this upset you?

NIRV JOH 06:62 Then what if you see the Son of Man go up to where he was before?

NIRV JOH 06:63 The Holy Spirit gives life. The body means nothing at all. The words I have spoken to you are full of the Spirit. They give life.

NIRV JOH 06:64 But there are some of you who do not believe."

NIRV JOH 06:65 "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father helps them."

NIRV JOH 06:67 "You don't want to leave also, do you?"

NIRV JOH 06:70 "Didn't I choose you, the 12 disciples? But one of you is a devil!"

NIRV JOH 07:06 "The time for me to show who I really am is not here yet. For you, any time would be the right time.

NIRV JOH 07:07 The people of the world can't hate you. But they hate me. This is because I am a witness that their works are evil.

NIRV JOH 07:08 You go to the feast. I am not going up to this feast. This is because my time has not yet fully come."

NIRV JOH 07:16 "What I teach is not my own. It comes from the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 07:17 Here is how someone can find out whether my teaching comes from God or from me. That person must choose to do what God wants them to do.

NIRV JOH 07:18 Whoever speaks on their own does it to get personal honor. But someone who works for the honor of the one who sent him is truthful. Nothing about him is false.

NIRV JOH 07:19 Didn't Moses give you the law? But not one of you obeys the law. Why are you trying to kill me?"

NIRV JOH 07:21 "I did one miracle, and you are all amazed.

NIRV JOH 07:22 Moses gave you circumcision, and so you circumcise a child on the Sabbath day. But circumcision did not really come from Moses. It came from Abraham.

NIRV JOH 07:23 You circumcise a boy on the Sabbath day. You think that if you do, you won't break the law of Moses. Then why are you angry with me? I healed a man's entire body on the Sabbath day!

NIRV JOH 07:24 Stop judging only by what you see. Judge in the right way."

NIRV JOH 07:28 "Yes, you know me. And you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority. The one who sent me is true. You do not know him.

NIRV JOH 07:29 But I know him. I am from him, and he sent me."

NIRV JOH 07:33 "I am with you for only a short time. Then I will go to the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 07:34 You will look for me, but you won't find me. You can't come where I am going."

NIRV JOH 07:36 'You will look for me, but you won't find me?' . . . 'You can't come where I am going?'"

NIRV JOH 07:37 "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

NIRV JOH 07:38 Does anyone believe in me? Then, just as Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from inside them."

NIRV JOH 08:07 "Has any one of you not sinned? Then you be the first to throw a stone at her."

NIRV JOH 08:10 "Woman, where are they? Hasn't anyone found you guilty?"

NIRV JOH 08:11 "Then I don't find you guilty either," . . . "Go now and leave your life of sin."

NIRV JOH 08:12 "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in darkness. They will have that light. They will have life."

NIRV JOH 08:14 "Even if I am a witness about myself, what I say does count. I know where I came from. And I know where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.

NIRV JOH 08:15 You judge by human standards. I don't judge anyone.

NIRV JOH 08:16 But if I do judge, what I decide is true. This is because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me.

NIRV JOH 08:17 Your own Law says that the witness of two people proves the truth about something.

NIRV JOH 08:18 I am a witness about myself. The other witness about me is the Father, who sent me."

NIRV JOH 08:19 "You do not know me or my Father," . . . "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."

NIRV JOH 08:21 "I am going away. You will look for me, and you will die in your sin. You can't come where I am going."

NIRV JOH 08:22 'You can't come where I am going?'"

NIRV JOH 08:23 "You are from below. I am from heaven. You are from this world. I am not from this world.

NIRV JOH 08:24 I told you that you would die in your sins. This will happen if you don't believe that I am he. If you don't believe, you will certainly die in your sins."

NIRV JOH 08:25 "Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,"

NIRV JOH 08:26 "I have a lot to say that will judge you. But the one who sent me can be trusted. And I tell the world what I have heard from him."

NIRV JOH 08:28 "You will lift up the Son of Man. Then you will know that I am he. You will also know that I do nothing on my own. I speak just what the Father has taught me.

NIRV JOH 08:29 The one who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases him."

NIRV JOH 08:31 "If you obey my teaching," . . . "you are really my disciples.

NIRV JOH 08:32 Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free."

NIRV JOH 08:33 will be set free?"

NIRV JOH 08:34 "What I'm about to tell you is true. Everyone who sins is a slave of sin.

NIRV JOH 08:35 A slave has no lasting place in the family. But a son belongs to the family forever.

NIRV JOH 08:36 So if the Son of Man sets you free, you will really be free.

NIRV JOH 08:37 I know that you are Abraham's children. But you are looking for a way to kill me. You have no room for my word.

NIRV JOH 08:38 I am telling you what I saw when I was with my Father. You are doing what you have heard from your father."

NIRV JOH 08:39 "Are you really Abraham's children? If you are, you will do what Abraham did.

NIRV JOH 08:40 But you are looking for a way to kill me. I am a man who has told you the truth I heard from God. Abraham didn't do the things you want to do.

NIRV JOH 08:41 You are doing what your own father does."

NIRV JOH 08:42 "If God were your Father, you would love me. I have come here from God. I have not come on my own. God sent me.

NIRV JOH 08:43 Why aren't my words clear to you? Because you can't really hear what I say.

NIRV JOH 08:44 You belong to your father, the devil. You want to obey your father's wishes. From the beginning, the devil was a murderer. He has never obeyed the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his natural language. He does this because he is a liar. He is the father of lies.

NIRV JOH 08:45 But because I tell the truth, you don't believe me!

NIRV JOH 08:46 Can any of you prove I am guilty of sinning? Am I not telling the truth? Then why don't you believe me?

NIRV JOH 08:47 Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you don't hear is that you don't belong to God."

NIRV JOH 08:49 "I am not controlled by a demon," . . . "I honor my Father. You do not honor me.

NIRV JOH 08:50 I am not seeking glory for myself. But there is one who brings glory to me. He is the judge.

NIRV JOH 08:51 What I'm about to tell you is true. Whoever obeys my word will never die."

NIRV JOH 08:52 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV JOH 08:54 "If I bring glory to myself, my glory means nothing. You claim that my Father is your God. He is the one who brings glory to me.

NIRV JOH 08:55 You do not know him. But I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you. But I do know him. And I obey his word.

NIRV JOH 08:56 Your father Abraham was filled with joy at the thought of seeing my day. He saw it and was glad."

NIRV JOH 08:58 "What I'm about to tell you is true," . . . "Before Abraham was born, I am!"

NIRV JOH 09:03 "It isn't because this man sinned," . . . "It isn't because his parents sinned. He was born blind so that God's power could be shown by what's going to happen.

NIRV JOH 09:04 While it is still day, we must do the works of the one who sent me. Night is coming. Then no one can work.

NIRV JOH 09:05 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

NIRV JOH 09:07 "Go," . . . "Wash in the Pool of Siloam."

NIRV JOH 09:11 NO QUOTE GIVEN

NIRV JOH 09:35 "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

NIRV JOH 09:37 "You have now seen him. In fact, he is the one speaking with you."

NIRV JOH 09:39 "I have come into this world to judge it. I have come so that people who are blind will see. I have come so that people who can see will become blind."

NIRV JOH 09:41 "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin. But since you claim you can see, you remain guilty.

NIRV JOH 10:01 "What I'm about to tell you Pharisees is true. What if someone does not enter the sheep pen through the gate but climbs in another way? That person is a thief and a robber.

NIRV JOH 10:02 The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:03 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him. The sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

NIRV JOH 10:04 When he has brought out all his own sheep, he goes on ahead of them. His sheep follow him because they know his voice.

NIRV JOH 10:05 But they will never follow a stranger. In fact, they will run away from him. They don't recognize a stranger's voice."

NIRV JOH 10:07 "What I'm about to tell you is true. I am like a gate for the sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:08 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers. But the sheep have not listened to them.

NIRV JOH 10:09 I'm like a gate. Anyone who enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out. And they will find plenty of food.

NIRV JOH 10:10 A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way.

NIRV JOH 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:12 The hired man is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when the hired man sees the wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.

NIRV JOH 10:13 The man runs away because he is a hired man. He does not care about the sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:14 "I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and my sheep know me.

NIRV JOH 10:15 They know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I give my life for the sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:16 I have other sheep that do not belong to this sheep pen. I must bring them in too. They also will listen to my voice. Then there will be one flock and one shepherd.

NIRV JOH 10:17 The reason my Father loves me is that I give up my life. But I will take it back again.

NIRV JOH 10:18 No one takes it from me. I give it up myself. I have the authority to give it up. And I have the authority to take it back again. I received this command from my Father."

NIRV JOH 10:25 "I did tell you. But you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name are a witness for me.

NIRV JOH 10:26 But you do not believe, because you are not my sheep.

NIRV JOH 10:27 My sheep listen to my voice. I know them, and they follow me.

NIRV JOH 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never die. No one will steal them out of my hand.

NIRV JOH 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than anyone. No one can steal them out of my Father's hand.

NIRV JOH 10:30 I and the Father are one."

NIRV JOH 10:32 "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which good work are you throwing stones at me for?"

NIRV JOH 10:34 "Didn't God say in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods?"'

NIRV JOH 10:35 We know that Scripture is always true. God spoke to some people and called them 'gods.'

NIRV JOH 10:36 If that is true, what about the one the Father set apart as his very own? What about this one the Father sent into the world? Why do you charge me with saying a very evil thing? Is it because I said, 'I am God's Son?'

NIRV JOH 10:37 Don't believe me unless I do the works of my Father.

NIRV JOH 10:38 But what if I do them? Even if you don't believe me, believe these works. Then you will know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

NIRV JOH 11:04 "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory. God's Son will receive glory because of it."

NIRV JOH 11:07 "Let us go back to Judea."

NIRV JOH 11:09 "Aren't there 12 hours of daylight? Anyone who walks during the day won't trip and fall. They can see because of this world's light.

NIRV JOH 11:10 But when they walk at night, they'll trip and fall. They have no light."

NIRV JOH 11:11 "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep," . . . "But I am going there to wake him up."

NIRV JOH 11:14 "Lazarus is dead.

NIRV JOH 11:15 For your benefit, I am glad I was not there. Now you will believe. But let us go to him."

NIRV JOH 11:23 "Your brother will rise again."

NIRV JOH 11:25 "I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even if they die.

NIRV JOH 11:26 And whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"

NIRV JOH 11:34 "Where have you put him?"

NIRV JOH 11:39 "Take away the stone,"

NIRV JOH 11:40 "Didn't I tell you that if you believe, you will see God's glory?"

NIRV JOH 11:41 "Father, I thank you for hearing me.

NIRV JOH 11:42 I know that you always hear me. But I said this for the benefit of the people standing here. I said it so they will believe that you sent me."

NIRV JOH 11:43 "Lazarus, come out!"

NIRV JOH 11:44 "Take off the clothes he was buried in and let him go."

NIRV JOH 12:07 "Leave her alone," . . . "The perfume was meant for the day I am buried.

NIRV JOH 12:08 You will always have the poor among you. But you won't always have me."

NIRV JOH 12:23 "The time has come for the Son of Man to receive glory.

NIRV JOH 12:24 What I'm about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

NIRV JOH 12:25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it. But anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it and have eternal life.

NIRV JOH 12:26 Anyone who serves me must follow me. And where I am, my servant will also be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

NIRV JOH 12:27 "My soul is troubled. What should I say? 'Father, keep me from having to go through with this?' No. This is the very reason I have come to this point in my life.

NIRV JOH 12:28 Father, bring glory to your name!"

NIRV JOH 12:30 "This voice was for your benefit, not mine.

NIRV JOH 12:31 Now it is time for the world to be judged. Now the prince of this world will be thrown out.

NIRV JOH 12:32 And I am going to be lifted up from the earth. When I am, I will bring all people to myself."

NIRV JOH 12:34 'The Son of Man must be lifted up?'

NIRV JOH 12:35 "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light. Do this before darkness catches up with you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.

NIRV JOH 12:36 While you have the light, believe in it. Then you can become children of light."

NIRV JOH 12:44 "Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only. They also believe in the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 12:45 The one who looks at me sees the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 12:46 I have come into the world to be its light. So no one who believes in me will stay in darkness.

NIRV JOH 12:47 "I don't judge a person who hears my words but does not obey them. I didn't come to judge the world. I came to save the world.

NIRV JOH 12:48 But there is a judge for anyone who does not accept me and my words. These words I have spoken will judge them on the last day.

NIRV JOH 12:49 I did not speak on my own. The Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have said.

NIRV JOH 12:50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So everything I say is just what the Father has told me to say."

NIRV JOH 13:07 "You don't realize now what I am doing. But later you will understand."

NIRV JOH 13:08 "Unless I wash you, you can't share life with me."

NIRV JOH 13:10 "People who have had a bath need to wash only their feet. The rest of their body is clean. And you are clean. But not all of you are."

NIRV JOH 13:11 not every one was clean.

NIRV JOH 13:12 "Do you understand what I have done for you?"

NIRV JOH 13:13 "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord.' You are right. That is what I am.

NIRV JOH 13:14 I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. So you also should wash one another's feet.

NIRV JOH 13:15 I have given you an example. You should do as I have done for you.

NIRV JOH 13:16 What I'm about to tell you is true. A slave is not more important than his master. And a messenger is not more important than the one who sends him.

NIRV JOH 13:17 Now you know these things. So you will be blessed if you do them.

NIRV JOH 13:18 "I am not talking about all of you. I know the ones I have chosen. But this will happen so that this passage of Scripture will come true. It says, 'The one who shared my bread has turned against me.'

NIRV JOH 13:19 "I am telling you now, before it happens. When it does happen, you will believe that I am who I am.

NIRV JOH 13:20 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who accepts someone I send accepts me. And anyone who accepts me accepts the one who sent me."

NIRV JOH 13:21 "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you is going to hand me over to my enemies."

NIRV JOH 13:26 "It is the one I will give this piece of bread to. I will give it to him after I have dipped it in the dish."

NIRV JOH 13:27 "Do quickly what you are going to do."

NIRV JOH 13:31 "Now the Son of Man receives glory. And he brings glory to God.

NIRV JOH 13:32 If the Son brings glory to God, God himself will bring glory to the Son. God will do it at once.

NIRV JOH 13:33 "My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me. Just as I told the Jews, so I am telling you now. You can't come where I am going.

NIRV JOH 13:34 "I give you a new command. Love one another. You must love one another, just as I have loved you.

NIRV JOH 13:35 If you love one another, everyone will know you are my disciples."

NIRV JOH 13:36 "Where I am going you can't follow now. But you will follow me later."

NIRV JOH 13:38 "Will you really give your life for me? What I'm about to tell you is true. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me!

NIRV JOH 14:01 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God. Believe in me also.

NIRV JOH 14:02 There are many rooms in my Father's house. If this were not true, would I have told you that I am going there? Would I have told you that I would prepare a place for you there?

NIRV JOH 14:03 If I go and do that, I will come back. And I will take you to be with me. Then you will also be where I am.

NIRV JOH 14:04 You know the way to the place where I am going."

NIRV JOH 14:06 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

NIRV JOH 14:07 If you really know me, you will know my Father also. From now on, you do know him. And you have seen him."

NIRV JOH 14:09 "Don't you know me, Philip? I have been among you such a long time! Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. So how can you say, 'Show us the Father?'

NIRV JOH 14:10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father? Don't you believe that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. The Father lives in me. He is the one who is doing his work.

NIRV JOH 14:11 Believe me when I say I am in the Father. Also believe that the Father is in me. Or at least believe what the works I have been doing say about me.

NIRV JOH 14:12 What I'm about to tell you is true. Anyone who believes in me will do the works I have been doing. In fact, they will do even greater things. That's because I am going to the Father.

NIRV JOH 14:13 And I will do anything you ask in my name. Then the Father will receive glory from the Son.

NIRV JOH 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name. I will do it.

NIRV JOH 14:15 "If you love me, obey my commands.

NIRV JOH 14:16 I will ask the Father. And he will give you another friend to help you and to be with you forever.

NIRV JOH 14:17 That friend is the Spirit of truth. The world can't accept him. That's because the world does not see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you.

NIRV JOH 14:18 I will not leave you like children who don't have parents. I will come to you.

NIRV JOH 14:19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore. But you will see me. Because I live, you will live also.

NIRV JOH 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father. You will know that you are in me, and I am in you.

NIRV JOH 14:21 Anyone who has my commands and obeys them loves me. My Father will love the one who loves me. I too will love them. And I will show myself to them."

NIRV JOH 14:23 "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them. We will come to them and make our home with them.

NIRV JOH 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. The words you hear me say are not my own. They belong to the Father who sent me.

NIRV JOH 14:25 "I have spoken all these things while I am still with you.

NIRV JOH 14:26 But the Father will send the Friend in my name to help you. The Friend is the Holy Spirit. He will teach you all things. He will remind you of everything I have said to you.

NIRV JOH 14:27 I leave my peace with you. I give my peace to you. I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be troubled. And do not be afraid.

NIRV JOH 14:28 "You heard me say, 'I am going away. And I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad I am going to the Father. The Father is greater than I am.

NIRV JOH 14:29 I have told you now before it happens. Then when it does happen, you will believe.

NIRV JOH 14:30 I will not say much more to you. The prince of this world is coming. He has no power over me.

NIRV JOH 14:31 But he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father. They must also learn that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me to do. "Come now. Let us leave.

NIRV JOH 15:01 "I am the true vine. My Father is the gardener.

NIRV JOH 15:02 He cuts off every branch joined to me that does not bear fruit. He trims every branch that does bear fruit. Then it will bear even more fruit.

NIRV JOH 15:03 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

NIRV JOH 15:04 Remain joined to me, just as I also remain joined to you. No branch can bear fruit by itself. It must remain joined to the vine. In the same way, you can't bear fruit unless you remain joined to me.

NIRV JOH 15:05 "I am the vine. You are the branches. If you remain joined to me, and I to you, you will bear a lot of fruit. You can't do anything without me.

NIRV JOH 15:06 If you don't remain joined to me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and dries up. Branches like those are picked up. They are thrown into the fire and burned.

NIRV JOH 15:07 If you remain joined to me and my words remain in you, ask for anything you wish. And it will be done for you.

NIRV JOH 15:08 When you bear a lot of fruit, it brings glory to my Father. It shows that you are my disciples.

NIRV JOH 15:09 "Just as the Father has loved me, I have loved you. Now remain in my love.

NIRV JOH 15:10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. In the same way, I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love.

NIRV JOH 15:11 I have told you this so that you will have the same joy that I have. I also want your joy to be complete.

NIRV JOH 15:12 Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you.

NIRV JOH 15:13 No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.

NIRV JOH 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

NIRV JOH 15:15 I do not call you slaves anymore. Slaves do not know their master's business. Instead, I have called you friends. I have told you everything I learned from my Father.

NIRV JOH 15:16 You did not choose me. Instead, I chose you. I appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit that will last. I also appointed you so that the Father will give you what you ask for. He will give you whatever you ask for in my name.

NIRV JOH 15:17 Here is my command. Love one another.

NIRV JOH 15:18 "My disciples, does the world hate you? Remember that it hated me first.

NIRV JOH 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you like one of its own. But you do not belong to the world. I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

NIRV JOH 15:20 Remember what I told you. I said, 'A slave is not more important than his master.' If people hated me and tried to hurt me, they will do the same to you. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

NIRV JOH 15:21 They will treat you like that because of my name. They do not know the one who sent me.

NIRV JOH 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

NIRV JOH 15:23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also.

NIRV JOH 15:24 I did works among them that no one else did. If I hadn't, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen those works. And still they have hated both me and my Father.

NIRV JOH 15:25 This has happened so that what is written in their Law would come true. It says, 'They hated me without any reason.'

NIRV JOH 15:26 "I will send the Friend to you from the Father. He is the Spirit of truth, who comes out from the Father. When the Friend comes to help you, he will be a witness about me.

NIRV JOH 15:27 You must also be witnesses about me. That's because you have been with me from the beginning.

NIRV JOH 16:01 "I have told you all this so that you will not turn away from the truth.

NIRV JOH 16:02 You will be thrown out of the synagogue. In fact, the time is coming when someone may kill you. And they will think they are doing God a favor.

NIRV JOH 16:03 They will do things like that because they do not know the Father or me.

NIRV JOH 16:04 Why have I told you this? So that when their time comes, you will remember that I warned you about them. I didn't tell you this from the beginning because I was with you.

NIRV JOH 16:05 But now I am going to the one who sent me. None of you asks me, 'Where are you going?'

NIRV JOH 16:06 Instead, you are filled with sadness because I have said these things.

NIRV JOH 16:07 But what I'm about to tell you is true. It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Friend will not come to help you. But if I go, I will send him to you.

NIRV JOH 16:08 When he comes, he will prove that the world's people are guilty. He will prove their guilt concerning sin and godliness and judgment.

NIRV JOH 16:09 The world is guilty as far as sin is concerned. That's because people do not believe in me.

NIRV JOH 16:10 The world is guilty as far as godliness is concerned. That's because I am going to the Father, where you can't see me anymore.

NIRV JOH 16:11 The world is guilty as far as judgment is concerned. That's because the devil, the prince of this world, has already been judged.

NIRV JOH 16:12 "I have much more to say to you. It is more than you can handle right now.

NIRV JOH 16:13 But when the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own. He will speak only what he hears. And he will tell you what is still going to happen.

NIRV JOH 16:14 He will bring me glory. That's because what he receives from me he will show to you.

NIRV JOH 16:15 Everything that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said what the Holy Spirit receives from me he will show to you.

NIRV JOH 16:16 "In a little while, you will no longer see me. Then after a little while, you will see me."

NIRV JOH 16:17 'In a little while, you will no longer see me. Then after a little while, you will see me?' . . . 'I am going to the Father?'"

NIRV JOH 16:18 'a little while?'

NIRV JOH 16:19 "Are you asking one another what I meant? Didn't you understand when I said, 'In a little while, you will no longer see me. Then after a little while, you will see me?'

NIRV JOH 16:20 What I'm about to tell you is true. You will weep and mourn while the world is full of joy. You will be sad, but your sadness will turn into joy.

NIRV JOH 16:21 A woman giving birth to a baby has pain. That's because her time to give birth has come. But when her baby is born, she forgets the pain. She forgets because she is so happy that a baby has been born into the world.

NIRV JOH 16:22 That's the way it is with you. Now it's your time to be sad. But I will see you again. Then you will be full of joy. And no one will take away your joy.

NIRV JOH 16:23 When that day comes, you will no longer ask me for anything. What I'm about to tell you is true. My Father will give you anything you ask for in my name.

NIRV JOH 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask, and you will receive what you ask for. Then your joy will be complete.

NIRV JOH 16:25 "I have not been speaking to you plainly. But a time is coming when I will speak clearly. Then I will tell you plainly about my Father.

NIRV JOH 16:26 When that day comes, you will ask for things in my name. I am not saying I will ask the Father instead of you asking him.

NIRV JOH 16:27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me. He also loves you because you have believed that I came from God.

NIRV JOH 16:28 I came from the Father and entered the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

NIRV JOH 16:31 "Do you believe now?"

NIRV JOH 16:32 "A time is coming when you will be scattered and go to your own homes. In fact, that time is already here. You will leave me all alone. But I am not really alone. My Father is with me.

NIRV JOH 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that you can have peace because of me. In this world you will have trouble. But be encouraged! I have won the battle over the world."

NIRV JOH 17:01 "Father, the time has come. Bring glory to your Son. Then your Son will bring glory to you.

NIRV JOH 17:02 You gave him authority over all people. He gives eternal life to all those you have given him.

NIRV JOH 17:03 And what is eternal life? It is knowing you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

NIRV JOH 17:04 I have brought you glory on earth. I have finished the work you gave me to do.

NIRV JOH 17:05 So now, Father, give glory to me in heaven where your throne is. Give me the glory I had with you before the world began.

NIRV JOH 17:06 "I have shown you to the disciples you gave me out of the world. They were yours. You gave them to me. And they have obeyed your word.

NIRV JOH 17:07 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.

NIRV JOH 17:08 I gave them the words you gave me. And they accepted them. They knew for certain that I came from you. They believed that you sent me.

NIRV JOH 17:09 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world. I am praying for those you have given me, because they are yours.

NIRV JOH 17:10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. Glory has come to me because of my disciples.

NIRV JOH 17:11 I will not remain in the world any longer. But they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them safe by the power of your name. It is the name you gave me. Keep them safe so they can be one, just as you and I are one.

NIRV JOH 17:12 While I was with them, I guarded them. I kept them safe through the name you gave me. None of them has been lost, except the one who was headed for ruin. It happened so that Scripture would come true.

NIRV JOH 17:13 "I am coming to you now. But I say these things while I am still in the world. I say them so that those you gave me can have the same joy that I have.

NIRV JOH 17:14 I have given them your word. The world has hated them. That's because they are not part of the world any more than I am.

NIRV JOH 17:15 I do not pray that you will take them out of the world. I pray that you will keep them safe from the evil one.

NIRV JOH 17:16 They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to it.

NIRV JOH 17:17 Use the truth to make them holy. Your word is truth.

NIRV JOH 17:18 You sent me into the world. In the same way, I have sent them into the world.

NIRV JOH 17:19 I make myself holy for them so that they too can be made holy by the truth.

NIRV JOH 17:20 "I do not pray only for them. I pray also for everyone who will believe in me because of their message.

NIRV JOH 17:21 Father, I pray they will be one, just as you are in me and I am in you. I want them also to be in us. Then the world will believe that you have sent me.

NIRV JOH 17:22 I have given them the glory you gave me. I did this so they would be one, just as we are one.

NIRV JOH 17:23 I will be in them, just as you are in me. This is so that they may be brought together perfectly as one. Then the world will know that you sent me. It will also show the world that you have loved those you gave me, just as you have loved me.

NIRV JOH 17:24 "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am. I want them to see my glory, the glory you have given me. You gave it to me because you loved me before the world was created.

NIRV JOH 17:25 "Father, you are holy. The world does not know you, but I know you. Those you have given me know you have sent me.

NIRV JOH 17:26 I have shown you to them. And I will continue to show you to them. Then the love you have for me will be in them. I myself will be in them."

NIRV JOH 18:04 "Who do you want?"

NIRV JOH 18:05 "I am he,"

NIRV JOH 18:06 "I am he,"

NIRV JOH 18:07 "Who do you want?"

NIRV JOH 18:08 "I told you I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go."

NIRV JOH 18:09 "I have not lost anyone God has given me."

NIRV JOH 18:11 "Put your sword away! Shouldn't I drink the cup of suffering the Father has given me?"

NIRV JOH 18:20 "I have spoken openly to the world," . . . "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I didn't say anything in secret.

NIRV JOH 18:21 Why question me? Ask the people who heard me. They certainly know what I said."

NIRV JOH 18:23 "Have I said something wrong?" . . . "If I have, then tell everyone what it was. But if I spoke the truth, why did you hit me?"

NIRV JOH 18:34 "Is that your own idea?" . . . "Or did others talk to you about me?"

NIRV JOH 18:36 "My kingdom is not from this world. If it were, those who serve me would fight. They would try to keep the Jewish leaders from arresting me. My kingdom is from another place."

NIRV JOH 18:37 "You say that I am a king. In fact, that's the reason I was born. I was born and came into the world to be a witness to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to me."

NIRV JOH 19:11 "You were given power from heaven. If you weren't, you would have no power over me. So the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin."

NIRV JOH 19:26 "Dear woman, here is your son."

NIRV JOH 19:27 "Here is your mother."

NIRV JOH 19:28 "I am thirsty."

NIRV JOH 19:30 "It is finished."

NIRV JOH 20:15 "Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?"

NIRV JOH 20:16 "Mary."

NIRV JOH 20:17 "Do not hold on to me. I have not yet ascended to the Father. Instead, go to those who believe in me. Tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

NIRV JOH 20:19 "May peace be with you!"

NIRV JOH 20:21 "May peace be with you! The Father has sent me. So now I am sending you."

NIRV JOH 20:22 "Receive the Holy Spirit.

NIRV JOH 20:23 If you forgive anyone's sins, their sins are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

NIRV JOH 20:26 "May peace be with you!"

NIRV JOH 20:27 "Put your finger here. See my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."

NIRV JOH 20:29 "Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen me but still have believed."

NIRV JOH 21:05 "Friends, don't you have any fish?"

NIRV JOH 21:06 "Throw your net on the right side of the boat. There you will find some fish."

NIRV JOH 21:10 "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."

NIRV JOH 21:12 "Come and have breakfast."

NIRV JOH 21:15 "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" . . . "Feed my lambs."

NIRV JOH 21:16 "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" . . . "Take care of my sheep."

NIRV JOH 21:17 "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" . . . "Do you love me?" . . . "Feed my sheep.

NIRV JOH 21:18 What I'm about to tell you is true. When you were younger, you dressed yourself. You went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands. Someone else will dress you. Someone else will lead you where you do not want to go."

NIRV JOH 21:19 "Follow me!"

NIRV JOH 21:22 "Suppose I want him to remain alive until I return. What does that matter to you? You must follow me."

NIRV JOH 21:23 "Suppose I want him to remain alive until I return. What does that matter to you?"



The Acts of the Apostles (ACT)
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NIRV ACT 01:04 "Do not leave Jerusalem," . . . "Wait for the gift my Father promised. You have heard me talk about it.

NIRV ACT 01:05 John baptized with water. But in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

NIRV ACT 01:07 "You should not be concerned about times or dates. The Father has set them by his own authority.

NIRV ACT 01:08 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. Then you will tell people about me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria. And you will even tell other people about me from one end of the earth to the other."

NIRV ACT 09:04 "Saul! Saul! Why are you opposing me?"

NIRV ACT 09:05 "I am Jesus," . . . "I am the one you are opposing.

NIRV ACT 09:06 Now get up and go into the city. There you will be told what you must do."

NIRV ACT 09:10 "Ananias!"

NIRV ACT 09:11 "Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street. Ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying.

NIRV ACT 09:12 In a vision Saul has seen a man come and place his hands on him. That man's name is Ananias. In the vision, Ananias placed his hands on Saul so he could see again."

NIRV ACT 09:15 "Go! I have chosen this man to work for me. He will announce my name to the Gentiles and to their kings. He will also announce my name to the people of Israel.

NIRV ACT 09:16 I will show him how much he must suffer for me."

NIRV ACT 11:16 'John baptized with water,' . . . 'But you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'

NIRV ACT 18:09 "Don't be afraid," . . . "Keep on speaking. Don't be silent.

NIRV ACT 18:10 I am with you. No one will attack you and harm you. I have many people in this city."

NIRV ACT 20:35 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

NIRV ACT 22:07 'Saul! Saul!' . . . 'Why are you opposing me?'

NIRV ACT 22:08 "'I am Jesus of Nazareth,' . . . 'I am the one you are opposing.'

NIRV ACT 22:10 "'Get up,' . . . 'Go into Damascus. There you will be told everything you have been given to do.'

NIRV ACT 22:18 'Quick!' . . . 'Leave Jerusalem at once. The people here will not accept what you tell them about me.'

NIRV ACT 22:21 'Go. I will send you far away to people who are not Jews.'"

NIRV ACT 23:11 "Be brave! You have told people about me in Jerusalem. You must do the same in Rome."

NIRV ACT 26:14 'Saul! Saul!' . . . 'Why are you opposing me? It is hard for you to go against what you know is right.'

NIRV ACT 26:15 "'I am Jesus,' . . . 'I am the one you are opposing.

NIRV ACT 26:16 Now get up. Stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you to serve me. And you must tell other people about me. You must tell others that you have seen me today. You must also tell them that I will show myself to you again.

NIRV ACT 26:17 I will save you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them

NIRV ACT 26:18 to open their eyes. I want you to turn them from darkness to light. I want you to turn them from Satan's power to God. I want their sins to be forgiven. They will be forgiven when they believe in me. They will have their place among God's people.'



The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (1CO)
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NIRV 1CO 11:24 "This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of me."

NIRV 1CO 11:25 "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it, do it in memory of me."



The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (2CO)
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NIRV 2CO 12:09 "My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak."



The Revelation of St. John the Divine (REV)
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NIRV REV 01:08 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," . . . "I am the God who is, and who was, and who will come. I am the Mighty One."

NIRV REV 01:11 "Write on a scroll what you see. Send it to the seven churches in Asia Minor. They are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

NIRV REV 01:17 "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.

NIRV REV 01:18 I am the Living One. I was dead. But now look! I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys to Death and Hell.

NIRV REV 01:19 "So write down what you have seen. Write about what is happening now and what will happen later.

NIRV REV 01:20 Here is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand. They are the angels of the seven churches. And the seven golden lampstands you saw stand for the seven churches.

NIRV REV 02:01 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Ephesus. Here are the words of Jesus, who holds the seven stars in his right hand. He also walks among the seven golden lampstands. He says,

NIRV REV 02:02 'I know what you are doing. You work long and hard. I know you can't put up with evil people. You have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not. You have found out that they are liars.

NIRV REV 02:03 You have been faithful and have put up with a lot of trouble because of me. You have not given up.

NIRV REV 02:04 'But here is something I hold against you. You have turned away from the love you had at first.

NIRV REV 02:05 Think about how far you have fallen! Turn away from your sins. Do the things you did at first. If you don't, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

NIRV REV 02:06 But you do have this in your favor. You hate the way the Nicolaitans act. I hate it too.

NIRV REV 02:07 'Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches. Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will let that person eat from the tree of life in God's paradise.'

NIRV REV 02:08 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Smyrna.

NIRV REV 02:09 'I know that you suffer and are poor. But you are rich! Some people say they are Jews but are not. I know that their words are evil. Their worship comes from Satan.

NIRV REV 02:10 Don't be afraid of what you are going to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you. You will be treated badly for ten days. Be faithful, even if it means you must die. Then I will give you life as your crown of victory.

NIRV REV 02:11 'Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches. Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will not let that person be hurt at all by the second death.'

NIRV REV 02:12 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Pergamum.

NIRV REV 02:13 'I know that you live where Satan has his throne. But you remain faithful to me. You did not give up your faith in me. You didn't give it up even in the days of Antipas. Antipas, my faithful witness, was put to death in your city, where Satan lives.

NIRV REV 02:14 'But I have a few things against you. Some of your people follow the teaching of Balaam. He taught Balak to lead the people of Israel into sin. So they ate food that had been offered to statues of gods. And they committed sexual sins.

NIRV REV 02:15 You also have people who follow the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

NIRV REV 02:16 So turn away from your sins! If you don't, I will come to you soon. I will fight against those people with the sword that comes out of my mouth.

NIRV REV 02:17 'Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches. Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will give that person hidden manna to eat. I will also give each of them a white stone with a new name written on it. Only the one who receives this name will know what it is.'

NIRV REV 02:18 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Thyatira. Here are the words of the Son of God. He is Jesus, whose eyes are like blazing fire. His feet are like polished bronze. He says,

NIRV REV 02:19 'I know what you are doing. I know your love and your faith. I know how well you have served. I know you don't give up easily. In fact, you are doing more now than you did at first.

NIRV REV 02:20 'But here is what I have against you. You put up with that woman Jezebel. She calls herself a prophet. With her teaching, she has led my servants into sexual sin. She has tricked them into eating food offered to statues of gods.

NIRV REV 02:21 I've given her time to turn away from her sinful ways. But she doesn't want to.

NIRV REV 02:22 She lay down to commit her sin so I will make her lie down in suffering. Those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly too. Their only way out is to turn away from what she taught them to do.

NIRV REV 02:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I search hearts and minds. I will pay each of you back for what you have done.

NIRV REV 02:24 'I won't ask the rest of you in Thyatira to do anything else. You don't follow the teaching of Jezebel. You haven't learned what some people call Satan's deep secrets.

NIRV REV 02:25 Just hold on to what you have until I come.

NIRV REV 02:26 'Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will do it for anyone who carries out my plans to the end. I will give that person authority over the nations.

NIRV REV 02:27 It is written, "They will rule them with an iron scepter. They will break them to pieces like clay pots." Their authority is like the authority I've received from my Father.

NIRV REV 02:28 I will also give the morning star to all who have victory.

NIRV REV 02:29 Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches.'

NIRV REV 03:01 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Sardis. Here are the words of Jesus, who holds the seven spirits of God. He has the seven stars in his hand. He says, "I know what you are doing. People think you are alive, but you are dead.

NIRV REV 03:02 Wake up! Strengthen what is left, or it will die. You have not done all that my God wants you to do.

NIRV REV 03:03 So remember what you have been taught and have heard. Hold firmly to it. Turn away from your sins. If you don't wake up, I will come like a thief. You won't know when I will come to you.

NIRV REV 03:04 'But you have a few people in Sardis who are pure. They aren't covered with evil like dirty clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, because they are worthy.

NIRV REV 03:05 Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will dress that person in white like those worthy people. I will never erase their names from the book of life. I will speak of them by name to my Father and his angels.

NIRV REV 03:06 Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches.'

NIRV REV 03:07 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Philadelphia.

NIRV REV 03:08 'I know what you are doing. Look! I have put an open door in front of you. No one can shut it. I know that you don't have much strength. But you have obeyed my word. You have not said no to me.

NIRV REV 03:09 Some people claim they are Jews but are not. They are liars. Their worship comes from Satan. I will make them come and fall down at your feet. I will make them say in public that I have loved you.

NIRV REV 03:10 You have kept my command to remain strong in the faith no matter what happens. So I will keep you from the time of suffering. That time is going to come to the whole world. It will test those who live on the earth.

NIRV REV 03:11 'I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have. Then no one will take away your crown.

NIRV REV 03:12 Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will make that person a pillar in the temple of my God. They will never leave it again. I will write the name of my God on them. I will write the name of the city of my God on them. This is the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God. I will also write my new name on them.

NIRV REV 03:13 Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches.'

NIRV REV 03:14 "Here is what I command you to write to the church in Laodicea. Here are the words of Jesus, who is the Amen. What he speaks is faithful and true. He rules over what God has created. He says,

NIRV REV 03:15 'I know what you are doing. I know you aren't cold or hot. I wish you were either one or the other!

NIRV REV 03:16 But you are lukewarm. You aren't hot or cold. So I am going to spit you out of my mouth.

NIRV REV 03:17 You say, "I am rich. I've become wealthy and don't need anything." But you don't realize how pitiful and miserable you have become. You are poor, blind and naked.

NIRV REV 03:18 So here's my advice. Buy from me gold made pure by fire. Then you will become rich. Buy from me white clothes to wear. Then you will be able to cover the shame of your naked bodies. And buy from me healing lotion to put on your eyes. Then you will be able to see.

NIRV REV 03:19 'I warn and correct those I love. So be sincere, and turn away from your sins.

NIRV REV 03:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in. I will eat with that person, and they will eat with me.

NIRV REV 03:21 'Here is what I will do for anyone who has victory over sin. I will give that person the right to sit with me on my throne. In the same way, I had victory. Then I sat down with my Father on his throne.

NIRV REV 03:22 Whoever has ears should listen to what the Holy Spirit says to the churches.'"

NIRV REV 22:07 "Look! I am coming soon! Words of prophecy are written in this book. Blessed is the person who obeys them."

NIRV REV 22:12 "Look! I am coming soon! I bring my rewards with me. I will reward each person for what they have done.

NIRV REV 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the First and the Last. I am the Beginning and the End.

NIRV REV 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this witness for the churches. I am the Root and the Son of David. I am the bright Morning Star."

NIRV REV 22:20 "Yes. I am coming soon."



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