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    I received these 20 emails from Glen. I think you will be rewarded by reading all of them. As Glen points out these words of Jesus seemed to be ignored by most of the church today.

    By Glen Smith

    1 of 20

    The Good and the Bad

    Sometimes when asked the question, “How are things?” the response is, “Both good and bad. Do you want the good or the bad first?” However, when the message it self is labeled “good news,” as it is with the New Testament message, the “bad news” often goes unheard because of the glory of the good news. The gospel of the Lord is the “eternal gospel” (Revelation 14:6 or “good tidings in the ASV) or everlasting good news.

    On the other hand, the preaching of the bad news has long been out of vogue, even blatantly condemned and said not to be the gospel. The gospel is in fact the good news, but the bad news is that from which the good news provides salvation. In Christianity the bad news messenger is disparagingly called the fire and brimstone preacher. To be fully aware of the power of the good news and the destructive force of the bad news the believer should be aware of the large extent to which the Lord Jesus spoke about the bad news. Accordingly, the following words of the Lord Jesus quoted from the four gospels illustrate the extent of the Lord Jesus’ message that might have been labeled in the mid twentieth century as fire and brimstone – the bad news delivered by the Lord Jesus.
    quotes of Yeshua

    I could wish that the quotes were from a newer English version than the ASV. However, the harmony I used is an excellent one, and this harmony uses the ASV. Therefore, it remains your responsibility to inspect newer versions for those unclear passages in the ASV.


    Some quotes may not appear to the evangelical believer as “bad news” because what is “good news” for the believer might be divine rejection for the unbeliever. All the ideas about the exclusiveness of Salvation being only in Christ Jesus (John 14:6) is very “bad news” for those who wish to enter the presence of God by another way. Unbelievers reject such exclusive claims, but on the day this truth is manifested, it will be very “bad news.”

    In the defense of the hell fire and brimstone preachers are these quotes from the words of the Lord Jesus. Comprehending the consequences of rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ ought to engender in every believer a continuous cry to the world that their house is on fire – GET OUT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! The love of Christ in the believer and the witness of the Holy Spirit of God demand of unbelievers for them to always be shouting the warning. If the one you love most sits idly in a house afire, could you stand in silence on the outside?


    quotes of Yeshua, highlighted in red from the ASV.

    Quoted from the Four Gospels in the ASV from A. T. Robertson’s A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS FOR STUDENTS OF THE LIFE OF CHRIST:Based on the Broadus Harmonyin the Revised Version. Therefore, the order of these passages conforms to this harmony’s chronological life of Christ.

    John 2:13-17
    13 And the passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And he found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 and he made a scourge of cords, and cast all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and he poured out the changers' money, and overthrew their tables; 16 and to them that sold the doves he said, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house shall eat me up [see Ps. 69:9].

    Mark 1:14-15
    14 [Now after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into
    Galilee], preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.


    Matthew 4:17
    17 From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    John 5: 27-30
    27 and he gave him authority to execute judgement, because he is 5the Son of man. 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the tombs shall hear his voice, 29 and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have 6done ill, unto the resurrection of judgement. 30 I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
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    John 5:38-47
    38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not. 397Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me; 40 and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life. 41 I receive not glory from men.42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves. 43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive glory one of another, and the glory that cometh from 8the only God ye seek not? 45 Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, on whom ye have set your hope. 46 For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me. 47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

    Matthew 12:7
    7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

    Mark 3:5
    5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their heart, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored.

    Luke 6: 24-26
    24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you, ye that are full now! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you,ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Matthew 5:21-22
    21 Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement 22 but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother1 shall be in danger of the judgement; and whosoever shall say to his brother, 2Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, 3Thou fool, shall be in danger 4of the 5hell of fire.

    Matthew 5:27
    27 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery 28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

    Matthew 7:13, 15, 18-23 (also found in Luke 6)
    13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide 1is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many be they that enter in thereby.
    15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
    18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire
    20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out 3devils, and by thy name do many 4mighty works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

    Matthew 8:11-12
    11 And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall 7sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven 12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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      Matthew 11:20-30
      20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his 1mighty works were done, because they repented not. 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the 1mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 Howbeit I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgement, than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt 2go down unto Hades: for if the 1mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this day. 24 Howbeit I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement, than for thee.

      Luke 10:10-16
      10 But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say, 11 Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we do wipe off against you: howbeit know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh. 12 I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the 4mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Howbeit it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgement, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt be brought down unto Hades. 16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me.

      Mark 3:23, 29
      22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He (Jesus) hath Beelzebub, and, 3By the prince of the 2devils casteth he (the Lord Jesus)out the 2devils. . . .
      29 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin: 30 because they said, He (the Lord Jesus) hath an unclean spirit.

      Matthew 12:31-32
      31 Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven 4unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. 32And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this 5world, norin that which is to come.

      Matthew 12:34-37 (also in Luke 11:29-32)
      34 Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

      Matthew 12:38
      38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, 1Master, we would see a sign from thee.39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet:

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        Matthew 12:42
        42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, 3a greater than Solomon is here. 43 But the unclean spirit, when 4he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not. 44 Then 4he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when 4he is come, 4he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth 4he, and taketh with 5himself seven other spirits more evil than 5himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation. (The evil generation were the Jews who heard the Lord Jesus say these words)

        Matthew 13:13-22(also in Mark 4 and Luke 8)
        13 Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
        14 And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:
        15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them.
        16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
        17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.
        18 Hear then ye the parable of the sower.
        19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way side.
        20 And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;
        21 yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.
        22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

        Mark 4:22-25 (also Luke 8:17-18)
        22 For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested; neither was anything made secret, but that it should come to light.
        23 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
        24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given unto you.
        25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath.

        Matthew 13:36-43
        36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field.37 And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is 1the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in 1the end of the world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father [see Dan. 12:3]. He that hath ears, let him hear.

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          Matthew 13:47-50
          47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away. 49 So shall it be in 2the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, 50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

          Matthew 10:14-15
          14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
          15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

          Matthew 10:33-39
          33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my
          Father which is in heaven.

          34 Think not that I came to 13send peace on the earth: I came not to
          13send peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance against
          his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
          against her mother in law:
          36 and a man's foes shall be they of his own
          household [see Micah 7:6].
          37 He that loveth father or mother more than
          me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me
          is not worthy of me.
          38 And he that doth not take his cross and follow
          after me, is not worthy of me.
          39 He that 14findeth his 15life shall lose it;
          and he that
          16loseth his 15life for my sake shall find it [see John 12:25].


          Mark 7:1-23 (also Matthew 15:1-20)
          7 And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 4 and when they come from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands?
          6 And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me. 7 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. 8 Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men. 9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given to God;12 ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother; 13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 14 And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.16 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
          17 And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable. 18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him;
          19 because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, making all meats clean. 20 And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness: 23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

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            You don't hear this message anymore from the church. There is a famine for the Word of God.

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              Matthew 16:1-4 (also Mark 8:10-12 and Luke 12:54-59 )
              And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 But he answered and said unto them,
              When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.

              Mark 8:34-37 (also Matthew 16:24-26 and Luke 9:23-25)
              34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it. 36 For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? 37 For what should a man give in exchange for his life?

              Mark 8:38 (also Luke 9:26)
              38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

              Matthew 16:27
              27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.

              Mark 9:42-49 (also Matthew 18:6-9 and Luke 17:1-4)
              42 And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 43 And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire. 44 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 45 And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into hell. 46 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell; 48 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.49 For every one shall be salted with fire.

              Matthew 18:32-35
              32 Then his lord called him unto him, and saith unto him, Thou wicked 6servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest me: 33 shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee?b34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. 35 So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

              Luke 9:62
              62 But Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

              John 8:19
              19 They (the Jews) said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also.

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                John 8:24
                24 I said therefore unto you (the Jews), that ye shall die in your sins: for except ye believe that 1I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

                John 8:26
                26 I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you (the Jews): howbeit he that sent me is true; and the things which I heard from him, these speak I 3unto the world.

                John 8:34
                34 Jesus answered them (the Jews), Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.

                John 8:43-47
                43 Why do ye (the Jews) not 9understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and 10stood not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. 11When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof. 45 But because I say the truth, ye believe me not. 46 Which of you convicteth me of sin? If I say truth, why do ye not believe me? 47He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear them not, because ye are not of God.

                John 9:39-41
                39 And Jesus said, For judgement came I into this world, that they which see not may see; and that they which see may become blind.
                40 Those of the Pharisees which were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind?
                41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye would have no sin: but now ye say, We see: your sin remaineth.

                Luke 11:37-52
                37 Now as he spake, a Pharisee asketh him to 1dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. 38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not washed before 1dinner. 39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. 40 Ye foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also? 41 Howbeit give for alms those things which 2are within; and behold, all things are clean unto you.
                42 But woe unto you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over judgement and the love of God: but these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe unto you Pharisees! for ye love the chief seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the marketplaces. 44 Woe unto you! for ye are as the tombs which appear not, and the men that walk over them know it not.
                45 And one of the lawyers answering saith unto him, Master, in saying this thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Woe unto you lawyers also! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe unto you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 So ye are witnesses and consent unto the works of your fathers: for they killed them, and ye build their tombs. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute; 50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the 4sanctuary: yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation. 52 Woe unto you lawyers! for ye took away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered

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                  Luke 12:1-5
                  1 In the mean time, when 1the many thousands of the multitude were gathered together, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to 2say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 But there is nothing covered up, that shall not be revealed: and hid, that shall not be known. 3 Wherefore whatsoever ye have said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye have spoken in the ear in the inner chambers shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. 4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them which kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath 3power to cast into 4hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

                  Luke 12:20-21
                  20 But God said unto him, Thou foolish one, this night 1is thy 9soul required of thee; and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be? 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

                  Luke 12:40
                  40 Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.

                  Luke 12:46-48
                  46 the lord of that 18servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not, and shall 19cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful. 47 And that 18servant, which knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they commit much, of him will they ask the more.

                  Luke 12:49-53
                  49 I came to cast fire upon the earth; and what will I, if it is already kindled? 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51 Think ye that I am come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 for there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three [see Mic. 7:6]. 53 They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother in law against her daughter in law, and daughter in law against her mother in law.

                  Luke 12:54-59
                  54 And he said to the multitudes also, When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass. 55 And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a 20scorching heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye know not how to interpret this time? 57 And why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? 58 For as thou art going with thine adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be quit of him; lest haply he hale thee unto the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee to the officer, and the officer shall cast thee into prison. 59 I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the very last mite.

                  Luke 13:1-5
                  1 Now there were some present at that very season which told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered and said unto them,Think ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they have suffered these things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish. 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them, think ye that they were 1offenders above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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                    Luke 13:6-9
                    6 And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. 7 And he said unto the vinedresser, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why doth it also cumber the ground? 8 And he answering saith unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 9 and if it bear fruit thenceforth, well; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.

                    Luke 13:15-17
                    15 But the Lord answered (teaching in one of the synagogues) him, and said, Ye hypocrites, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the 1stall, and lead him away to watering? 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan had bound, lo, these eighteen years, to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath? 17 And as he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame: and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

                    Luke 13:22-35
                    22 And he went on his way through cities and villages, teaching, and journeying on unto Jerusalem. 23 And one said unto him, Lord, are they few that be saved? And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are; 26 then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets; 27 and he shall say, I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves cast forth without. 29 And they shall come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and shall 2sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

                    Luke 14:24
                    24 For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

                    Luke 14:33
                    33 So therefore whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

                    Luke 16:13
                    13 No 8servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

                    Luke 16:14-18
                    14 And the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him. 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they that justify yourselves in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the gospel of the kingdom of God is preached, and every man entereth violently into it [see Matt. 11:12]. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall. 18 Every one that putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth one that is put away from a husband committeth adultery.

                    Luke 17:10
                    10 Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable 13servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.

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                      Luke 17:22-37
                      22 And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 23 And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after them: 24 for as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be 7in his day. 25 But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. 26 And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: 30 after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. 31 In that day, he which shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field likewise not return back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whosoever shall seek to gain his 8life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life shall 9preserve it. 34 I say unto you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left10. 37 And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body is, thither will the11eagles also be gathered together.

                      Luke 18:9-14
                      9 And he spake also this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set 5all others at nought: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get. 13 But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, 6be merciful to me 7a sinner. 14 I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

                      Mark 10:2-12 (also Matthew 19:3-12)
                      2 And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.
                      3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
                      4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
                      5 But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.
                      6 But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.
                      7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife;
                      8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.
                      9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
                      10 And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter.
                      11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her: 12 and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth adultery.

                      Matthew 19:21 (also Mark 10:21 and Luke 18:22 )
                      21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

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                        Just started. I will be reading this in chunks throughout the day. This looks excellent. Thanks!

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                          Matthew 19:23-26 (also Mark 10:23-28 and Luke 18:24-27
                          23 And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
                          25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

                          Luke 19:26
                          26 I say unto you, that unto every one that hath shall be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from him. 27 Howbeit these mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

                          Luke 19:41-44
                          41 And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying,
                          If thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto
                          peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come
                          upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a 8bank about thee, and
                          compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and shall dash
                          thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in
                          thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy
                          visitation
                          [see Ps. 139:9].


                          Matthew 21:18-19 (also Mark 11:12-14) The fig tree symbolizes unbelieving Israel.
                          18 Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered.
                          19 And seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away.

                          Mark 11:15-17 (also Matthew 21:12-13, Luke 19:45-48)
                          15 And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; 16 and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. 17 And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers.

                          John 12:25-26
                          25 He that loveth his 1life loseth it; and he that hateth his 1life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honour.

                          John 12:30-31
                          30 Jesus answered and said, This voice hath not come for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now is 3the judgement of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up 4from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.

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                            John 12:37-41
                            37 But though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed nota on him: 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled [see Isa. 53:1], which he spake,
                            Lord, who hath believed our report?
                            And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

                            39 For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah said again,
                            40 He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart;
                            Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart,
                            And should turn,
                            And I should heal them.

                            41 These things said Isaiah [see Isa. 6:1, 10], because he saw his glory; and he spake of him.
                            John 12:44-50
                            44 And Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. 45 And he that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me. 46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness. 47 And if any man hear my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 For I spake not from myself; but the Father which sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak.

                            Matthew 21:28-32
                            28 But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.
                            29 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went.
                            30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
                            31 Which of the two did the will of his father?
                            They say, The first.
                            Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

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                              Matthew 21:33-46 (also Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19) spoken against unbelieving Israel
                              33 Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. 34 And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner.
                              37 But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
                              38 But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.
                              39 And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him.
                              40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
                              41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
                              42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes? 43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
                              44 And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.
                              45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.

                              Matthew 22:1-14 Unbelieving Israel rejects the marriage supper of the Lamb
                              1 And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto them, saying, 2 The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which made a marriage feast for his son, 3 and sent forth his 3servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come. 4 Again he sent forth other 3servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise: 6 and the rest laid hold on his 3servants, and entreated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 But the king was wroth; and he sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8 Then saith he to his 3servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast. 10 And those 3servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment: 12 and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the 6servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few chosen.

                              Matthew 22:29 (also Mark 12:24) against the Jewish Sadducees
                              29 But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

                              Matthew 22:31-33 (also mark 12:26-27, Luke 20:37-40) rebukes the Jewish Sadducees
                              31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
                              33 And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

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