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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Gospel of Luke

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of whole text

72 paired structure by 145 pericopes is the biggest (same as in Matthew). The center is "Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers" (no. 73, Lk. 11:37-54). The central pericope 73 is about criticism against the scribes and Pharisees as similar to Matthew. However, Luke doesn't describe about hypocritical interpretation of Old Testament, but criticizes about hypocritical deeds. Luke is thought to enphasize problems about poverty and social justice. Therefore, the structures seems to be suitable as characteristics of Luke.The pericope 73 is the center of whole text, and it also becomes many centers in other structures.


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1 Dedication to Theophilus (1:1-4)
  2 The birth of John the Baptist foretold (1:5-25)
    3 The birth of Jesus foretold (1:26-38)
      4 Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-45)
        5 Mary's song of praise (1:46-56)
          6 The birth of John the Baptist (1:57-66)
            7 Zachariah's prophecy (1:67-80)
              8 The birth of Jesus (2:1-21)
                9 Jesus is presented in the temple (2:22-40)
                  10 The boy Jesus in the temple (2:41-52)
                    11 The proclamation of John the Baptist (3:1-20)
                      12 The baptism of Jesus (3:21-22)
                        13 The ancestors of Jesus (3:23-38)
                          14 The temptation of Jesus (4:1-15)
                            15 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth (4:16-30)
                              16 Jesus drives out an evil spirit (4:31-44)
                                17 Jesus calls the first disciples (5:1-11)
                                  18 Jesus cleanses a leper (5:12-16)
                                    19 Jesus heals a paralytic (5:17-26)
                                      20 Jesus calls Levi (5:27-32)
                                        21 The question about fasting (5:33-35)
                                          22 The parables of wine and cloak (5:36-39)
                                            23 The question about the Sabbath (6:1-5)
                                              24 The man with a withered hand (6:6-11)
                                                25 Jesus choose the twelve apostles (6:12-19)
                                                  26 Blessings and woes (6:20-26)
                                                    27 Love for enemies (6:27-36)
                                                      28 Judging others (6:37-38)
                                                        29 The disciple and the teacher (6:39-40)
                                                          30 The splinter in your brother's eye (6:41-42)
                                                            31 A tree and its fruits (6:43-45)
                                                              32 The two foundations (6:46-49)
                                                                33 Jesus heals a centurion's servant (7:1-10)
                                                                  34 Jesus raises the widow's son at Nain (7:11-17)
                                                                    35 Messengers from John the Baptist (7:18-23)
                                                                      36 No one is greater than John (7:24-28)
                                                                        37 The people of this generation (7:29-35)
                                                                          38 A sinful woman forgiven (7:36-50)
                                                                            39 Some woman accompany Jesus (8:1-3)
                                                                              40 The parable of the sower (8:4-8)
                                                                                41 They may look but not see (8:9-10)
                                                                                  42 Meaning of the parable of the sower (8:11-15)
                                                                                    43 A lamp under a jar (8:16-18)
                                                                                      44 The true kindred of Jesus (8:19-21)
                                                                                        45 Jesus calms a storm (8:22-25)
                                                                                          46 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac (8:26-39)
                                                                                            47 A woman healed (8:40-48)
                                                                                              48 A girl restored to life (8:49-56)
                                                                                                49 The mission of the twelve (9:1-6)
                                                                                                  50 Herod's perplexity (9:7-9)
                                                                                                    51 Feeding the five thousand (9:10-17)
                                                                                                      52 Peter's declaration about Jesus (9:18-20)
                                                                                                        53 Jesus fortells his death and resurrection (9:21-22)
                                                                                                          54 The nature of discipleship (9:23-27)
                                                                                                            55 The transfiguration (9:28-36)
                                                                                                              56 Jesus heals a boy with a demon (9:37-43)
                                                                                                                57 Jesus again fortells his death (9:44-45)
                                                                                                                  58 Ambition and Jealousy Rebuked (9:46-50)
                                                                                                                    59 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus (9:51-56)
                                                                                                                      60 Would-be followers of Jesus (9:57-62)
                                                                                                                        61 The mission of the seventy (10:1-12)
                                                                                                                          62 Woes to unrepentant cities (10:13-16)
                                                                                                                            63 The return of the seventy (10:17-20)
                                                                                                                              64 Jesus rejoices (10:21-24)
                                                                                                                                65 The parable of the good Samaritan (10:25-37)
                                                                                                                                  66 Jesus visits Martha and Mary (10:38-42)
                                                                                                                                    67 The LORD's prayer (11:1-4)
                                                                                                                                      68 About prayer (11:5-13)
                                                                                                                                        69 Jesus and Beelzebul (11:14-26)
                                                                                                                                          70 True blessedness (11:27-28)
                                                                                                                                            71 The sign of Jonah (11:29-32)
                                                                                                                                              72 The light of the body (11:33-36)
                                                                                                                                                73 Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers (11:37-54)
                                                                                                                                              74 A warning against hypocrisy (12:1-3)
                                                                                                                                            75 Whom to fear (12:4-12)
                                                                                                                                          76 The parable of the rich fool (12:13-21)
                                                                                                                                        77 Do not worry (12:22-32)
                                                                                                                                      78 Treasure in heaven (12:33-34)
                                                                                                                                    79 Watchful slaves (12:35-40)
                                                                                                                                  80 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave (12:41-48)
                                                                                                                                81 Jesus is the cause of division (12:49-53)
                                                                                                                              82 With the Multitude about the Signs of the Time (12:54-56)
                                                                                                                            83 Your opponent will turn you over to the judge (12:57-59)
                                                                                                                          84 Repent or perish (13:1-5)
                                                                                                                        85 The parable of the barren fig tree (13:6-9)
                                                                                                                      86 Jesus heals a crippled woman (13:10-17)
                                                                                                                    87 The parable of the Mustard seed and yeast (13:18-21)
                                                                                                                  88 The narrow door (13:22-30)
                                                                                                                89 The lament over Jerusalem (13:31-35)
                                                                                                              90 Jesus heals the man with dropsy (14:1-6)
                                                                                                            91 The parable of the great dinner (14:7-24)
                                                                                                          92 The cost of discipleship (14:25-35)
                                                                                                        93 The parable of the lost sheep and coin (15:1-10)
                                                                                                      94 The parable of the prodigal and his brother (15:11-32)
                                                                                                    95 The parable of the dishonest manager (16:1-13)
                                                                                                  96 The law and the kingdom of God (16:14-18)
                                                                                                97 The rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31)
                                                                                              98 Some sayings of Jesus (17:1-10)
                                                                                            99 Jesus cleanses ten lepers (17:11-19)
                                                                                          100 The coming of the kingdom (17:20-37)
                                                                                        101 The parable of the widow and the unjust judge (18:1-8)
                                                                                      102 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (18:9-14)
                                                                                    103 Jesus blesses little children (18:15-17)
                                                                                  104 The rich ruler (18:18-30)
                                                                                105 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (18:31-34)
                                                                              106 Jesus heals a blind beggar near Jericho (18:35-43)
                                                                            107 Jesus and Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
                                                                          108 The parable of the ten Pounds (19:11-27)
                                                                        109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
                                                                      110 Jesus cleanses the temple (19:45-48)
                                                                    111 The authority of Jesus questioned (20:1-8)
                                                                  112 The parable of the wicked tenants (20:9-19)
                                                                113 The question about paying taxes (20:20-26)
                                                              114 The qusetion about the resurrection (20:27-40)
                                                            115 The question about david's son (20:41-44)
                                                          116 Jesus denounces the scribes (20:45-47)
                                                        117 The widow's offering (21:1-4)
                                                      118 The destruction of the temple foretold (21:5-9)
                                                    119 The end of the world (21:10-19)
                                                  120 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold (21:20-24)
                                                121 The coming of the Son of Man (21:25-28)
                                              122 The parable of the fig tree (21:29-33)
                                            123 Exhortation to watch (21:34-38)
                                          124 The plot to kill Jesus (22:1-6)
                                        125 The preparation of the passover (22:7-13)
                                      126 The institution of the Lord's supper (22:14-23)
                                    127 The dispute about greatness (22:24-30)
                                  128 Jesus predicts Peter's denial (22:31-34)
                                129 Purse, bag, and sword (22:35-39)
                              130 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:40-46)
                            131 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53)
                          132 Peter denies Jesus (22:54-65)
                        133 Jesus before the council (22:66-71)
                      134 Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5)
                    135 Jesus before Herod (23:6-12)
                  136 Jesus sentenced to death (23:13-25)
                137 Jesus led away (23:26-32)
              138 the crucifixion (23:33-38)
            139 Jesus and the two criminals (23:39-43)
          140 The death of Jesus (23:44-49)
        141 The burial of Jesus (23:50-56)
      142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
    143 The walk to Emmaus (24:13-35)
  144 Jesus appears to his desciples (24:36-49)
145 The ascension of Jesus (24:50-53)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Dedication to Theophilus (1:1-4)
1:2 just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us,
Apostles145 The ascension of Jesus (24:50-53)
24:52 They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 24:53 and they were continually in the temple praising God.
2 The birth of John the Baptist foretold (1:5-25)
1:11 the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense.
It appears standing144 Jesus appears to his desciples (24:36-49)
24:36 While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you."
3 The birth of Jesus foretold (1:26-38)
1:38"Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Fulfillment of the words of the God143 The walk to Emmaus (24:13-35)
24:25 And he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are! How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke! 24:26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?"
4 Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-45)
1:45 Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
Believing the words of the God142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
24:8 And they remembered his words. 24:9Then they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others.
4 Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-45)
1:39 During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah,
Mary142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
24:10 The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,
5 Mary's song of praise (1:46-56)
1:52 He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones
Unloading (kaqairew)141 The burial of Jesus (23:50-56)
23:53 After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.
5 Mary's song of praise (1:46-56)
1:56 Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.
Returning (upostrefw)141 The burial of Jesus (23:50-56)
23:56 they returned and prepared spices and perfumed oils.
6 The birth of John the Baptist (1:57-66)
1:64 Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.
Glorifying the God140 The death of Jesus (23:44-49)
23:47 The centurion who witnessed what had happened glorified God and said, "This man was innocent beyond doubt."
7 Zachariah's prophecy (1:67-80)
1:79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and death's shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace."
Shining on person who sits in death's shadow139 Jesus and the two criminals (23:39-43)
23:43 He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
8 The birth of Jesus (2:1-21)
2:4 And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
King of Jews138 the crucifixion (23:33-38)
23:37 they called out, "If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
9 Jesus is presented in the temple (2:22-40)
2:35 (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."(2:35)
Suffering mother137 Jesus led away (23:26-32)
23:29 for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' (23:29)
10 The boy Jesus in the temple (2:41-52)
2:45 but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. (2:45)
People search something about Jesus, but they cant find anything136 Jesus sentenced to death (23:13-25)
23:14 and said to them, "You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt. I have conducted my investigation in your presence and have not found this man guilty of the charges you have brought against him, (23:14)
11 The proclamation of John the Baptist (3:1-20)
3:20 added still another to these by (also) putting John in prison. (3:20)
Herod's evil135 Jesus before Herod (23:6-12)
23:11 (Even) Herod and his soldiers treated him contemptuously and mocked him, and after clothing him in resplendent garb, he sent him back to Pilate. (23:11)
12 The baptism of Jesus (3:21-22)
3:22 and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."(3:22)
Who is Jesus134 Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5)
23:3 Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He said to him in reply, "You say so." (23:3)
13 The ancestors of Jesus (3:23-38)
Genealogy to the LORD
The Son of God133 Jesus before the council (22:66-71)
22:70 They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied to them, "You say that I am."(22:70)
14 The temptation of Jesus (4:1-15)
The temptation of Jesus
Temptation of thrice132 Peter denies Jesus (22:54-65)
Denial of Peter
15 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth (4:16-30)
4:29 They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. (4:29)
Crowds want to arrest Jesus131 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53)
22:47 While he was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas. He went up to Jesus to kiss him. (22:47)
16 Jesus drives out an evil spirit (4:31-44)
4:43 But he said to them, "To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent." (4:43)
Purpose of Jesus130 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:40-46)
22:42 saying, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done." (22:42)
17 Jesus calls the first disciples (5:1-11)
5:11 When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.(5:11)
Discarding one's belongings129 Purse, bag, and sword (22:35-39)
22:36 He said to them, "But now one who has a money bag should take it, and likewise a sack, and one who does not have a sword should sell his cloak and buy one.(22:36)
18 Jesus cleanses a leper (5:12-16)
5:14 Then he ordered him not to tell anyone, but "Go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them."(5:14)
A person who doesnt follow to Jesus128 Jesus predicts Peter's denial (22:31-34)
22:34 But he replied, "I tell you, Peter, before the cock crows this day, you will deny three times that you know me." (22:34)
19 Jesus heals a paralytic (5:17-26)
5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins''--he said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home."(5:24)
Given authority127 The dispute about greatness (22:24-30)
22:29 and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, (22:29)
20 Jesus calls Levi (5:27-32)
5:29 Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were at table with them. (5:29)
A feast with Jesus126 The institution of the Lord's supper (22:14-23)
22:14 When the hour came, he took his place at table with the apostles. (22:14)
21 The question about fasting (5:33-35)
5:35 But the days will come, and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days." (5:35)
The time of sacrifice125 The preparation of the passover (22:7-13)
22:7 When the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread arrived, the day for sacrificing the Passover lamb, (22:7)
22 The parables of wine and cloak (5:36-39)
5:39 (And) no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, 'The old is good.'" (5:39)
Refusal against new things124 The plot to kill Jesus (22:1-6)
22:2 and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people. (22:2)
23 The question about the Sabbath (6:1-5)
6:5 Then he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the sabbath." (6:5)
Son of man123 Exhortation to watch (21:34-38)
21:36 Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man." (21:36)
24 The man with a withered hand (6:6-11)
6:9 Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?" (6:9)
Words of the Law / words of Jesus122 The parable of the fig tree (21:29-33)
21:33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (21:33)
25 Jesus choose the twelve apostles (6:12-19)
6:12 In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.(6:12)
Son of man on high place121 The coming of the Son of Man (21:25-28)
21:27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (21:27)
26 Blessings and woes (6:20-26)
6:24 woe to you who are rich (6:24)
Woe120 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold (21:20-24)
21:23 Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers (21:23)
27 Love for enemies (6:27-36)
6:35 your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High (6:35)
The reward of hardship119 The end of the world (21:10-19)
21:19 By your perseverance you will secure your lives (21:19)
28 Judging others (6:37-38)
6:37 "Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.(6:37)
Afihmi118 The destruction of the temple foretold (21:5-9)
21:6 "All that you see here--the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down." (21:6)
29 The disciple and the teacher (6:39-40)
6:39 And he told them a parable, "Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? (6:39)
Two objects fall117 The widow's offering (21:1-4)
21:2 and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. (21:2)
30 The splinter in your brother's eye (6:41-42)
6:42 How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,' when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother's eye. (6:42)
Hypocrisy116 Jesus denounces the scribes (20:45-47)
20:46 "Be on guard against the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and love greetings in marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. (20:46)
31 A tree and its fruits (6:43-45)
6:45 A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. (6:45)
Words from the fullness of the heart115 The question about david's son (20:41-44)
20:44 Now if David calls him lord, how can he be his son?" (20:44)
32 The two foundations (6:46-49)
6:47 I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them.(6:47)
Suitable person114 The qusetion about the resurrection (20:27-40)
20:35 but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. (20:35)
33 Jesus heals a centurion's servant (7:1-10)
7:8 For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come here,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." (7:8)
Authority of gentiles113 The question about paying taxes (20:20-26)
20:20 They watched him closely and sent agents pretending to be righteous who were to trap him in speech, in order to hand him over to the authority and power of the governor.(20:20)
34 Jesus raises the widow's son at Nain (7:11-17)
7:12 As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. (7:12)
Death of a child112 The parable of the wicked tenants (20:9-19)
20:15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to them?(20:15)
35 Messengers from John the Baptist (7:18-23)
7:20 When the men came to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?'" (7:20)
John the Baptist111 The authority of Jesus questioned (20:1-8)
20:4 was John's baptism of heavenly or of human origin?" (20:4)
36 No one is greater than John (7:24-28)
7:24 When the messengers of John had left, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John. "What did you go out to the desert to see--a reed swayed by the wind?(7:24)
Preparing / not preparing for the time110 Jesus cleanses the temple (19:45-48)
19:48 but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.(19:48)
37 The people of this generation (7:29-35)
7:30 but the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves.) (7:30)
Denial of the Pharisees109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
19:39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." (19:39)
38 A sinful woman forgiven (7:36-50)
7:41 "Two people were in debt to a certain creditor; one owed five hundred days' wages and the other owed fifty.(7:41)
Parables of moneylenders108 The parable of the ten Pounds (19:11-27)
The parable of the ten Pounds
39 Some woman accompany Jesus (8:1-3)
8:3 Joanna, the wife of Herods steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources. (8:3)
Dedication107 Jesus and Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
19:8 But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over." (19:8)
40 The parable of the sower (8:4-8)
8:8 And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold." After saying this, he called out, "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear." (8:8)
Audible / visible106 Jesus heals a blind beggar near Jericho (18:35-43)
18:42 Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you." (18:42)
41 They may look but not see (8:9-10)
8:10 He answered, "Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that 'they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.' (8:10)
Ununderstandable105 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (18:31-34)
18:34 But they understood nothing of this; the word remained hidden from them and they failed to comprehend what he said. (18:34)
42 Meaning of the parable of the sower (8:11-15)
8:15 But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance. (8:15)
A person who is much rewarded104 The rich ruler (18:18-30)
18:30 who will not receive (back) an overabundant return in this present age and eternal life in the age to come." (18:30)
43 A lamp under a jar (8:16-18)
8:18 Take care, then, how you hear. To anyone who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he seems to have will be taken away." (8:18)
A person who has103 Jesus blesses little children (18:15-17)
18:16 Jesus, however, called the children to himself and said, "Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (18:16)
44 The true kindred of Jesus (8:19-21)
8:21 He said to them in reply, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it." (8:21)
A person who is justified102 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (18:9-14)
18:14 I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted." (18:14)
45 Jesus calms a storm (8:22-25)
8:25 Then he asked them, "Where is your faith?" But they were filled with awe and amazed and said to one another, "Who then is this, who commands even the winds and the sea, and they obey him?" (8:25)
Faithless101 The parable of the widow and the unjust judge (18:1-8)
18:8 I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" (18:8)
46 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac (8:26-39)
8:37 The entire population of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them because they were seized with great fear. So he got into a boat and returned. (8:37)
The son of man is rejected100 The coming of the kingdom (17:20-37)
17:25 But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (17:25)
47 A woman healed (8:40-48)
8:48 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace." (8:48)
Your faith has saved you99 Jesus cleanses ten lepers (17:11-19)
17:19 Then he said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has saved you." (17:19)
48 A girl restored to life (8:49-56)
8:50 On hearing this, Jesus answered him, "Do not be afraid; just have faith and she will be saved." (8:50)
The power of faith98 Some sayings of Jesus (17:1-10)
17:6 The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to (this) mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. (17:6)
49 The mission of the twelve (9:1-6)
9:2 and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal (the sick). (9:2)
Sent for mission97 The rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31)
16:27 He said, Then I beg you, father, send him to my fathers house, (16:27)
50 Herod's perplexity (9:7-9)
Herod's perplexity
Herod and adultery96 The law and the kingdom of God (16:14-18)
16:18 "Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. (16:18)
51 Feeding the five thousand (9:10-17)
9:16 Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.9:17 They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets. (9:16-17)
Small and big things95 The parable of the dishonest manager (16:1-13)
16:10 The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones; and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones.(16:10)
52 Peter's declaration about Jesus (9:18-20)
9:19 They said in reply, "John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, 'One of the ancient prophets has arisen.'" (9:19)
Resurrection94 The parable of the prodigal and his brother (15:11-32)
15:24 because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.' Then the celebration began. (15:24)
53 Jesus fortells his death and resurrection (9:21-22)
9:22 He said, "The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised." (9:22)
Return of lost thing93 The parable of the lost sheep and coin (15:1-10)
15:6 and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep. (15:6)
54 The nature of discipleship (9:23-27)
9:23 Then he said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.(9:23)
Taking up one's cross and following Jesus92 The cost of discipleship (14:25-35)
14:27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. (14:27)
55 The transfiguration (9:28-36)
9:35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my chosen Son; listen to him."(9:35)
Chosen person91 The parable of the great dinner (14:7-24)
14:7 He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at the table.(14:7)
56 Jesus heals a boy with a demon (9:37-43)
9:42 As he was coming forward, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion; but Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the boy, and returned him to his father. (9:42)
Salvation for a child90 Jesus heals the man with dropsy (14:1-6)
14:5 Then he said to them, "Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day?"(14:5)
57 Jesus again fortells his death (9:44-45)
9:44 "Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men." (9:44)
Prophecy of a persecution89 The lament over Jerusalem (13:31-35)
13:34 "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! (13:34)
58 Ambition and Jealousy Rebuked (9:46-50)
9:48 and said to them, "Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest." (9:48)
Reversal88 The narrow door (13:22-30)
13:30 For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last." (13:30)
59 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus (9:51-56)
9:51 When the days for his being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,(9:51)
Leading to heaven87 The parable of the Mustard seed and yeast (13:18-21)
13:19 It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and 'the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.'" (13:19)
60 Would-be followers of Jesus (9:57-62)
9:58 Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head." (9:58)
Being treated worse than animals86 Jesus heals a crippled woman (13:10-17)
13:15 The Lord said to him in reply, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?13:16 This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?"(13:15-16)
61 The mission of the seventy (10:1-12)
10:2 He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. (10:2)
Harvest85 The parable of the barren fig tree (13:6-9)
13:6 And he told them this parable: "There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none,(13:6)
62 Woes to unrepentant cities (10:13-16)
10:13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.(10:13)
A person who didn't repent84 Repent or perish (13:1-5)
13:3 By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! (13:3)
63 The return of the seventy (10:17-20)
10:18 Jesus said, "I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.(10:18)
Satan / a person who accuses83 Your opponent will turn you over to the judge (12:57-59)
12:58 If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. (12:58)
64 Jesus rejoices (10:21-24)
10:21 At that very moment he rejoiced (in) the holy Spirit and said, "I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.(10:21)
A person who cannot understand82 With the Multitude about the Signs of the Time (12:54-56)
12:56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time? (12:56)
65 The parable of the good Samaritan (10:25-37)
10:25 There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"(10:25)
The cause of division81 Jesus is the cause of division (12:49-53)
12:51 Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. (12:51)
66 Jesus visits Martha and Mary (10:38-42)
10:40 Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." (10:40)
A person who serves to the LORD80 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave (12:41-48)
12:42 And the Lord replied, "Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute (the) food allowance at the proper time? (12:42)
67 The LORD's prayer (11:1-4)
11:4 do not bring us to the time of trial (11:4)
Overcoming temptation79 Watchful slaves (12:35-40)
12:38 And should he come in the second or third watch and find them prepared in this way, blessed are those servants. (12:38)
68 About prayer (11:5-13)
11:13 If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?"(11:13)
Treasure in heaven78 Treasure in heaven (12:33-34)
12:33 an inexhaustible treasure in heaven (12:33)
69 Jesus and Beelzebul (11:14-26)
11:20 the kingdom of God has come upon you (11:20)
The kingdom of God77 Do not worry (12:22-32)
12:32 your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom (12:32)
70 True blessedness (11:27-28)
11:28 He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." (11:28)
Blessed and cursed76 The parable of the rich fool (12:13-21)
12:21 Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God. (12:21)
71 The sign of Jonah (11:29-32)
11:31 At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them,
Judgment in end75 Whom to fear (12:4-12)
12:5 I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one.
72 The light of the body (11:33-36)
11:33 "No one who lights a lamp hides it away or places it (under a bushel basket), but on a lampstand so that those who enter might see the light.
Becoming clear74 A warning against hypocrisy (12:1-3)
12:2"There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

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