Chapter 13

Parable of the fig tree -- Woman cured of infirmity -- Kingdom of God like a grain of mustard, and leaven -- Christ weepeth over Jerusalem.

1)ThereAnd there were present at that seasontime, some thatwho toldspake unto him of the GalilaeansGalileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

2)And Jesus answering said unto them,; Suppose ye that these GalilaeansGalileans were sinners above all the GalilaeansGalileans, because they suffered such things?

3)I tell you, Nay:nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4)Or those eighteen, uponon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,; think ye that they were sinners above all men thatwho dwelt in Jerusalem?

5)I tell you, Nay:nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

6)He spake also this parable;, A certain manhusbandman had a fig tree planted in histhe vineyard;. and heHe came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

7)Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none:. cutCut it down;, why cumbereth it the ground?

8)And he, answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:.

9)And if it bear fruit, well:the tree is saved, and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. And many other parables spake he unto the people.

10)And after this, as he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.Sabbath;

11)And, beholdBehold, there was a woman whichwho had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise liftstraighten up herself.

12)And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmityinfirmities.

13)And he laid his hands on her:; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

14)And the ruler of the synagogue answeredwas filled with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbathSabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work:; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbathSabbath day.

15)The Lord then answeredsaid unto him, andO said,hypocrite! Thou hypocrite, dothDoth not each one of you on the sabbathSabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

16)And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbathSabbath day?

17)And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed:; and all thehis peopledisciples rejoiced for all the glorious things thatwhich were done by him.

18)Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

19)It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.

20)And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?

21)It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

22)And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23)ThenAnd there said one unto him, Lord, are there few only that be saved? Andand he answered him, and said unto them,

24)Strive to enter in at the strait gate:; for many, I say unto you, willMany shall seek to enter in, and shall not be able; for the Lord shall not always strive with man.

25)WhenTherefore, when once the masterLord of the housekingdom is risen up, and hath shut tothe door of the doorkingdom, andthen ye begin toshall stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us;, andBut hethe Lord shall answer and say unto you, I will not receive you, for ye know younot notfrom whence ye are:.

26)Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

27)But he shall say, I tell you, Iye know younot notfrom whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

28)There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth among you, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselvesare thrust out.

29)And theyverily I say unto you, They shall come from the east, and from the west,; and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.;

30)And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last, and shall be saved therein.

31)TheAnd sameas dayhe was thus teaching, there came to him certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence:; for Herod will kill thee.

32)And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that foxHerod, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to daytoday and to morrowtomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

33)Nevertheless, I must walk to day,today and to morrowtomorrow, and the third day following:; for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

34)This he spake, signifying of his death. And in this very hour he began to weep over Jerusalem,

35)Saying, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, whichthou who killest the prophets, and stonest them thatwho are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!not.

3536)Behold, your house is left unto you desolate:. andAnd verily I say unto you, Ye shall not seeknow me, until ye have received from the hand of the Lord a just recompense for all your sins; until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he thatwho cometh in the name of the Lord.