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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Gospel of Luke

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of divided by 4

Four centers in divided in four structures are "Concerning retaliation" (no. 19, Lk. 5:17-26), "Jesus thanks his father" (no. 55, Lk. 9:28-36), "The parable of the unforgiving servant" (no. 91, Lk. 14:7-24), and "The institution of the Lord's supper" (no. 127, Lk. 22:24-30). No. 19 and no. 55 is about the authority of the Son of Man, no. 91 and no. 127 is about the people who is invited by the Son of Man. Therefore, the common theme would be the Son of Man.


4-1

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)
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1 Dedication to Theophilus (1:1-4)
1:4 so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received. (1:4)
Proving the rightness of Jesus37 The people of this generation (7:29-35)
7:35 But wisdom is vindicated by all her children." (7:35)
2 The birth of John the Baptist foretold (1:5-25)
1:15 for he will be great in the sight of (the) Lord. He will drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother's womb,(1:15)
John is the great person36 No one is greater than John (7:24-28)
7:28 I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." (7:28)
3 The birth of Jesus foretold (1:26-38)
1:32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,(1:32)
Jesus is Christ35 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)
4 Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-45)
1:41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, (1:41)
Mother and her son34 Jesus raises the widow's son at Nain (7:11-17)
7:15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. (7:15)
5 Mary's song of praise (1:46-56)
1:54 He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, (1:54)
Israel33 Jesus heals a centurion's servant (7:1-10)
7:9 When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." (7:9)
6 The birth of John the Baptist (1:57-66)
1:63 He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name," and all were amazed. (1:63)
Obeying to the words of God32 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)
7 Zachariah's prophecy (1:67-80)
1:70 even as he promised through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old: (1:70)
Words come out from the mouth31 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)
8 The birth of Jesus (2:1-21)
2:15 When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." (2:15)
Seeing30 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)
9 Jesus is presented in the temple (2:22-40)
2:27 He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, (2:27)
Guided29 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)
10 The boy Jesus in the temple (2:41-52)
2:48 why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety. (2:48)
Judge28 Judging others (6:37-38)
6:37 Stop judging and you will not be judged (6:37)
11 The proclamation of John the Baptist (3:1-20)
3:11 Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. (3:11)
Giving a cloth27 Love for enemies (6:27-36)
6:29 from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic (6:29)
12 The baptism of Jesus (3:21-22)
3:22 You are my beloved Son (3:22)
The Son of God / the Son of Man26 Blessings and woes (6:20-26)
6:22 denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man (6:22)
13 The ancestors of Jesus (3:23-38)
Genealogy of Jesus
List of person25 Jesus choose the twelve apostles (6:12-19)
Chose twelve
14 The temptation of Jesus (4:1-15)
Temptation of a devil
Wicked existence24 The man with a withered hand (6:6-11)
6:7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him closely to see if he would cure on the sabbath so that they might discover a reason to accuse him. (6:7)
15 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth (4:16-30)
4:26 It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.(4:26)
Giving a food to hungry person23 The question about the Sabbath (6:1-5)
6:3 Jesus said to them in reply, "Have you not read what David did when he and those (who were) with him were hungry? (6:3)
16 Jesus drives out an evil spirit (4:31-44)
4:34 "Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!"(4:34)
Refusing a new thing22 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)
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)
Disciples of Jesus / John21 The question about fasting (5:33-35)
5:33 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink." (5:33)
18 Jesus cleanses a leper (5:12-16)
5:13 Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do will it. Be made clean." And the leprosy left him immediately. (5:13)
Healing a disease20 Jesus calls Levi (5:27-32)
5:31 Jesus said to them in reply, "Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. (5:31)

4-1-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Dedication to Theophilus (1:1-4)
1:4 so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received. (1:4)
Proclamation19 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)
2 The birth of John the Baptist foretold (1:5-25)
1:6 Both were righteous in the eyes of God, observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blamelessly. (1:6)
Observing the commandments of the LORD18 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)
3 The birth of Jesus foretold (1:26-38)
1:38 Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."(1:38)
Humility17 Jesus calls the first disciples (5:1-11)
5:8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man." (5:8)
4 Mary visits Elizabeth (1:39-45)
1:43 And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?(1:43)
Son of God16 Jesus drives out an evil spirit (4:31-44)
4:41 And demons also came out from many, shouting, "You are the Son of God." But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Messiah.(4:41)
5 Mary's song of praise (1:46-56)
1:52 He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. 1:53 The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. (1:52-53)
Salvation for suffering people15 The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth (4:16-30)
4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,(4:18)
6 The birth of John the Baptist (1:57-66)
1:65 Then fear came upon all their neighbors, and all these matters were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea. (1:65)
Rumors spread14 The temptation of Jesus (4:1-15)
4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region.(4:14)
7 Zachariah's prophecy (1:67-80)
1:72 to show mercy to our fathers and to be mindful of his holy covenant (1:72)
Ancesters13 The ancestors of Jesus (3:23-38)
genealogy of Jesus
8 The birth of Jesus (2:1-21)
2:13 And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: (2:13)
Descending from the heaven12 The baptism of Jesus (3:21-22)
3:21 After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened3:22 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."(3:21-22)
9 Jesus is presented in the temple (2:22-40)
2:26 It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. (2:26)
Christ11 The proclamation of John the Baptist (3:1-20)
3:15 Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Messiah. (3:15)

4-1-2

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)
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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)
Son of man37 The people of this generation (7:29-35)
7:34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' (7:34)
20 Jesus calls Levi (5:27-32)
5:32 I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners." (5:32)
Little people36 No one is greater than John (7:24-28)
7:28 I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." (7:28)
21 The question about fasting (5:33-35)
5:33 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink." (5:33)
Disciples of John35 Messengers from John the Baptist (7:18-23)
7:18 The disciples of John told him about all these things. John summoned two of his disciples(7:18)
22 The parables of wine and cloak (5:36-39)
5:37 Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. (5:37)
Coming out34 Jesus raises the widow's son at Nain (7:11-17)
7:14 He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" 7:15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. (7:14-15)
23 The question about the Sabbath (6:1-5)
6:2 Some Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?" (6:2)
Violation of the law33 Jesus heals a centurion's servant (7:1-10)
healing a gentiles
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)
Acting lawfully32 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)
25 Jesus choose the twelve apostles (6:12-19)
6:16 and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.(6:16)
Evildoer31 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)
26 Blessings and woes (6:20-26)
6:22 when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man (6:22)
Being stigmatized30 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)
27 Love for enemies (6:27-36)
6:36 Be merciful, just as (also) your Father is merciful. (6:36)
Being like the master29 The disciple and the teacher (6:39-40)
6:40 No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. (6:40)

4-2

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)
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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)
Wicked people73 Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers (11:37-54)
condemning Pharisees and scholars of the law
38 A sinful woman forgiven (7:36-50)
7:38 she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and anointed them with the ointment. (7:38)
Tears / light in eyes72 The light of the body (11:33-36)
11:34 The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness. (11:34)
39 Some woman accompany Jesus (8:1-3)
8:3 Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources. (8:3)
Women who are with the Lord71 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, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. (11:31)
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)
Person who listens to70 True blessedness (11:27-28)
11:28 He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." (11:28)
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)
The kingdom of God69 Jesus and Beelzebul (11:14-26)
11:20 But if it is by the finger of God that (I) drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (11:20)
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)
Good things68 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)
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)
Given67 The LORD's prayer (11:1-4)
11:3 Give us each day our daily bread (11:3)
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)
Listening to the words of God66 Jesus visits Martha and Mary (10:38-42)
10:39 She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.(10:39)
45 Jesus calms a storm (8:22-25)
8:24 They came and woke him saying, "Master, master, we are perishing!" He awakened, rebuked the wind and the waves, and they subsided and there was a calm. (8:24)
Saving a life65 The parable of the good Samaritan (10:25-37)
10:28 He replied to him, "You have answered correctly; do this and you will live." (10:28)
46 Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac (8:26-39)
8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him; in a loud voice he shouted, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!" (8:28)
Existence which knows Jesus64 Jesus rejoices (10:21-24)
10:22 All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him." (10:22)
47 A woman healed (8:40-48)
8:46 But Jesus said, "Someone has touched me; for I know that power has gone out from me." (8:46)
The power63 The return of the seventy (10:17-20)
10:19 Behold, I have given you the power 'to tread upon serpents' and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. (10:19)
48 A girl restored to life (8:49-56)
Her breath returned and she immediately arose. He then directed that she should be given something to eat. (8:55)
Miracles are done62 Woes to unrepentant cities (10:13-16)
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)
49 The mission of the twelve (9:1-6)
the mission of the twelve
Disciples are sent61 The mission of the seventy (10:1-12)
the mission of the seventy
50 Herod's perplexity (9:7-9)
9:7"John has been raised from the dead";
Dead60 Would-be followers of Jesus (9:57-62)
9:60 But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead.
51 Feeding the five thousand (9:10-17)
9:10 When the apostles returned, they explained to him what they had done.
Sent person59 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus (9:51-56)
9:52and he sent messengers ahead of him.
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)
Person who misunderstands Jesus58 Ambition and Jealousy Rebuked (9:46-50)
9:49 Then John said in reply, "Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow in our company." (9:49)
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."
Prophecy of passion57 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."
54 The nature of discipleship (9:23-27)
9:26 Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
Being ashamed of disciples56 Jesus heals a boy with a demon (9:37-43)
9:41 Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you and endure you? Bring your son here."

4-2-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
37 The people of this generation (7:29-35)
7:29 (All the people who listened, including the tax collectors, and who were baptized with the baptism of John, acknowledged the righteousness of God; (7:29)
Listening to John / Jesus55 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)
38 A sinful woman forgiven (7:36-50)
7:50 But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."(7:50)
Person who is saved54 The nature of discipleship (9:23-27)
9:24 those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it (9:24)
39 Some woman accompany Jesus (8:1-3)
8:1 Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve(8:1)
Proclaiming evangelion / commanding not to speak53 Jesus fortells his death and resurrection (9:21-22)
9:21 He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. (9:21)
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)
Whoever has ears52 Peter's declaration about Jesus (9:18-20)
9:20 Then he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter said in reply, "The Messiah of God." (9:20)
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)
The kingdom of God51 Feeding the five thousand (9:10-17)
9:11 The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. (9:11)
42 Meaning of the parable of the sower (8:11-15)
explanation of parable of the sower
Person who dont understand Jesus50 Herod's perplexity (9:7-9)
9:7 Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, "John has been raised from the dead";9:8 others were saying, "Elijah has appeared"; still others, "One of the ancient prophets has arisen." (9:7-8)
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)
Giving49 The mission of the twelve (9:1-6)
9:1 He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,(9:1)
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)
Person who is permitted to be with Jesus48 A girl restored to life (8:49-56)
8:51 When he arrived at the house he allowed no one to enter with him except Peter and John and James, and the child's father and mother. (8:51)
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)
Faith47 A woman healed (8:40-48)
8:48 He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace." (8:48)

4-2-2

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
55 The transfiguration (9:28-36)
9:33But he did not know what he was saying.
Lack of understanding73 Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers (11:37-54)
11:44You are like unseen graves over which people unknowingly walk."
56 Jesus heals a boy with a demon (9:37-43)
9:41 Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation,
Unbelief72 The light of the body (11:33-36)
11:34When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness.
57 Jesus again fortells his death (9:44-45)
9:44The Son of Man is to be handed over to men."
Sign of the Son of Man71 The sign of Jonah (11:29-32)
11:30 Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
58 Ambition and Jealousy Rebuked (9:46-50)
9:48For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest."
Blessed person70 True blessedness (11:27-28)
11:28 He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
59 A Samaritan village reguses to receive Jesus (9:51-56)
Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them? (9:54)
Sign from heaven69 Jesus and Beelzebul (11:14-26)
Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. (11:16)
60 Would-be followers of Jesus (9:57-62)
9:61 And another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home." 9:62 (To him) Jesus said, "No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."(9:61-62)
Person who seeks68 About prayer (11:5-13)
11:10 For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (11:10)
61 The mission of the seventy (10:1-12)
10:9 cure the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God is at hand for you.' (10:9)
Coming of the kingdom of God67 The LORD's prayer (11:1-4)
11:2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.(11:2)
62 Woes to unrepentant cities (10:13-16)
10:16 Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." (10:16)
Listening to 66 Jesus visits Martha and Mary (10:38-42)
10:39 She had a sister named Mary (who) sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.(10:39)
63 The return of the seventy (10:17-20)
10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven." (10:20)
Person who is saved65 The parable of the good Samaritan (10:25-37)
10:28 He replied to him, "You have answered correctly; do this and you will live." (10:28)

4-3

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers (11:37-54)
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who died between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood! (11:51)
Responsibility about not knowing the time109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
For the days are coming upon you when your enemies will raise a palisade against you; they will encircle you and hem you in on all sides. 19:44 They will smash you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another within you because you did not recognize the time of your visitation." (19:43-44)
74 A warning against hypocrisy (12:1-3)
There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. (12:2)
Concealed is revealed108 The parable of the ten Pounds (19:11-27)
Then the other servant came and said, 'Sir, here is your gold coin; I kept it stored away in a handkerchief, 19:21 for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding person; you take up what you did not lay down and you harvest what you did not plant.' (19:20-21)
75 Whom to fear (12:4-12)
12:8 I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. (12:8)
Son of man107 Jesus and Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."(19:10)
76 The parable of the rich fool (12:13-21)
You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you (12:20
Person who is saved / who is not saved106 Jesus heals a blind beggar near Jericho (18:35-43)
18:42 Jesus told him, "Have sight; your faith has saved you." (18:42)
77 Do not worry (12:22-32)
Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan? (12:25)
The time of death105 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (18:31-34)
and after they have scourged him they will kill him, but on the third day he will rise. (18:33)
78 Treasure in heaven (12:33-34)
Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. 12:34 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (12:33-34)
Treasure in heaven104 The rich ruler (18:18-30)
sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. (18:22)
79 Watchful slaves (12:35-40)
12:37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. (12:37)
Person who is accepted by the LORD103 Jesus blesses little children (18:15-17)
18:17 Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." (18:17)
80 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave (12:41-48)
12:48 and the servant who was ignorant of his master's will but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating shall be beaten only lightly. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more. (12:48)
Person who still more will be demanded102 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)
81 Jesus is the cause of division (12:49-53)
12:49 "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!(12:49)
Coming of son of man101 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)
82 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)
Sign of son of man100 The coming of the kingdom (17:20-37)
17:26 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; (17:26)
83 Your opponent will turn you over to the judge (12:57-59)
12:59 I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny." (12:59)
One existence returns99 Jesus cleanses ten lepers (17:11-19)
17:15 And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; (17:15)
84 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)
Repentance98 Some sayings of Jesus (17:1-10)
17:3 Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.(17:3)
85 The parable of the barren fig tree (13:6-9)
13:8 He said to him in reply, 'Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; (13:8)
Seeking for salvation of sinners97 The rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31)
16:30 He said, 'Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'(16:30)
86 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?(13:15)
Validness of the law96 The law and the kingdom of God (16:14-18)
16:16 "The law and the prophets lasted until John; but from then on the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone who enters does so with violence.(16:16)
87 The parable of the Mustard seed and yeast (13:18-21)
the parable of the mustard seed and yeast
Little things 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)
88 The narrow door (13:22-30)
13:28 And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. (13:28)
Person who is outside the feast94 The parable of the prodigal and his brother (15:11-32)
15:28 He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him. (15:28)
89 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)
Wishing for repentance of sinners93 The parable of the lost sheep and coin (15:1-10)
15:4 "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? (15:4)
90 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)
Saving / discarding one's child 92 The cost of discipleship (14:25-35)
14:26 "If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.(14:26)

4-3-1

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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
73 Jesus denounces Pharisees and Lawyers (11:37-54)
11:37 After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat.(11:37)
Invitation for a feast91 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)
74 A warning against hypocrisy (12:1-3)
12:1 Meanwhile, so many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, "Beware of the leaven--that is, the hypocrisy--of the Pharisees.(12:1)
Hypocrisy of the Pharisees90 Jesus heals the man with dropsy (14:1-6)
14:3 Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, "Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?" 14:4 But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. (14:3-4)
75 Whom to fear (12:4-12)
12:4 I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. (12:4)
Killed89 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)
76 The parable of the rich fool (12:13-21)
12:15 Then he said to the crowd, "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions." (12:15)
A life cannot be saved by oneself88 The narrow door (13:22-30)
13:24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. (13:24)
77 Do not worry (12:22-32)
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)
Person who is not rich before God / person who is rich before God87 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)
78 Treasure in heaven (12:33-34)
12:34 For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (12:34)
Where your treasure is, there also will your heart be86 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?(13:15)
79 Watchful slaves (12:35-40)
12:37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. (12:37)
Return of the lord85 The parable of the barren fig tree (13:6-9)
13:8 He said to him in reply, 'Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; (13:8)
80 The faithfiul or the unfaithful slave (12:41-48)
12:47 That servant who knew his masters will but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will shall be beaten severely; (12:47)
Judgement84 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)
81 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)
Division83 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)

4-3-2

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)
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91 The parable of the great dinner (14:7-24)
14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted." (14:11)
Humble person109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
19:35 So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount. (19:35)
92 The cost of discipleship (14:25-35)
14:31 Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down and decide whether with ten thousand troops he can successfully oppose another king advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops? (14:31)
King108 The parable of the ten Pounds (19:11-27)
19:12 So he said, "A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. (19:12)
93 The parable of the lost sheep and coin (15:1-10)
15:4 "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? (15:4)
Saving a lost thing107 Jesus and Zacchaeus (19:1-10)
19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."(19:10)
94 The parable of the prodigal and his brother (15:11-32)
15:16 And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any. (15:16)
Salvation for hungry person106 Jesus heals a blind beggar near Jericho (18:35-43)
18:35 Now as he approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, (18:35)
95 The parable of the dishonest manager (16:1-13)
16:9 I tell you, make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth, so that when it fails, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.(16:9)
Entering into eternal dwellings / resurrection105 A third time Jesus foretells his death and resurrection (18:31-34)
18:33 and after they have scourged him they will kill him, but on the third day he will rise." (18:33)
96 The law and the kingdom of God (16:14-18)
16:16 "The law and the prophets lasted until John; but from then on the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone who enters does so with violence.(16:16)
Wishing to enter into the kingdom of God104 The rich ruler (18:18-30)
18:24 Jesus looked at him (now sad) and said, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! (18:24)
97 The rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31)
16:22 When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, (16:22)
Person who is permitted to enter into the kingdom of God103 Jesus blesses little children (18:15-17)
18:17 Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." (18:17)
98 Some sayings of Jesus (17:1-10)
17:10 So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'" (17:10)
Humble person102 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (18:9-14)
18:13 But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, 'O God, be merciful to me a sinner.' (18:13)
99 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)
Faith101 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)

4-4

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)
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109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen. (19:37)
Praise of disciples145 The ascension of Jesus (24:50-53)
They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 24:53 and they were continually in the temple praising God. (24:52-53)
110 Jesus cleanses the temple (19:45-48)
It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'" (19:46)
Fulfillment of the Bible144 Jesus appears to his desciples (24:36-49)
These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. (24:44)
111 The authority of Jesus questioned (20:1-8)
Of human origin, then all the people will stone us (20:6)
Killed 143 The walk to Emmaus (24:13-35)
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over to a sentence of death and crucified him. (24:20)
112 The parable of the wicked tenants (20:9-19)
The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone (20:17)
Death and resurrection142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day. (24:7)
113 The question about paying taxes (20:20-26)
They posed this question to him, "Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is correct, and you show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. (20:21)
Righteous person141 The burial of Jesus (23:50-56)
Now there was a virtuous and righteous man named Joseph who, though he was a member of the council, (23:50)
114 The qusetion about the resurrection (20:27-40)
They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. (20:36)
Son of God, death140 The death of Jesus (23:44-49)
Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit"; and when he had said this he breathed his last. (23:46)
115 The question about david's son (20:41-44)
How do they claim that the Messiah is the Son of David? (20:41)
Messiah139 Jesus and the two criminals (23:39-43)
Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us. (23:39)
116 Jesus denounces the scribes (20:45-47)
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)
Hypocrites138 the crucifixion (23:33-38)
The people stood by and watched; the rulers, meanwhile, sneered at him and said, "He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Messiah of God." (23:35)
117 The widow's offering (21:1-4)
"I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; (21:3)
Woman who hasn't husband / child137 Jesus led away (23:26-32)
Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed. (23:29)
118 The destruction of the temple foretold (21:5-9)
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)
Not forgiven136 Jesus sentenced to death (23:13-25)
So he released the man who had been imprisoned for rebellion and murder, for whom they asked, and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished. (23:25)
119 The end of the world (21:10-19)
Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. (21:12)
Standing in front of a king135 Jesus before Herod (23:6-12)
and upon learning that he was under Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod who was in Jerusalem at that time. (23:7)
120 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold (21:20-24)
and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (21:24)
Ruled by Gentiles134 Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5)
They brought charges against him, saying, "We found this man misleading our people; he opposes the payment of taxes to Caesar and maintains that he is the Messiah, a king." (23:2)
121 The coming of the Son of Man (21:25-28)
And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (21:27)
Arrival of son of man133 Jesus before the council (22:66-71)
But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God. (22:69)
122 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)
Words of the LORD132 Peter denies Jesus (22:54-65)
22:61 and the Lord turned and looked at Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the cock crows today, you will deny me three times."(22:61)
123 Exhortation to watch (21:34-38)
During the day, Jesus was teaching in the temple area, but at night he would leave and stay at the place called the Mount of Olives. (21:37)
Teaching at the temple131 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53)
Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness. (22:53)
124 The plot to kill Jesus (22:1-6)
Then Satan entered into Judas, the one surnamed Iscariot, who was counted among the Twelve, (22:3)
Temptation, disciples130 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:40-46)
When he arrived at the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not undergo the test." (22:40)
125 The preparation of the passover (22:7-13)
Then they went off and found everything exactly as he had told them, and there they prepared the Passover. (22:13)
Fulfillment of words about Jesus129 Purse, bag, and sword (22:35-39)
For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, namely, 'He was counted among the wicked'; and indeed what is written about me is coming to fulfillment. (22:37)
126 The institution of the Lord's supper (22:14-23)
And yet behold, the hand of the one who is to betray me is with me on the table; (22:21)
Betrayal128 Jesus predicts Peter's denial (22:31-34)
I tell you, Peter, before the cock crows this day, you will deny three times that you know me. (22:34)

4-4-1

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)
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109 Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem (19:28-44)
They proclaimed: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest." (19:38)
Jesus as a king127 The dispute about greatness (22:24-30)
that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (22:30)
110 Jesus cleanses the temple (19:45-48)
saying to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'" (19:46)
Fullfilment of the words of God126 The institution of the Lord's supper (22:14-23)
for the Son of Man indeed goes as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed. (22:22)
111 The authority of Jesus questioned (20:1-8)
Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Or who is the one who gave you this authority? (20:2)
Authority of Jesus125 The preparation of the passover (22:7-13)
And he answered them, "When you go into the city, a man will meet you carrying a jar of water. Follow him into the house that he enters 22:11 and say to the master of the house, The teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?" 22:12 He will show you a large upper room that is furnished. Make the preparations there." (22:10-12)
112 The parable of the wicked tenants (20:9-19)
But when the tenant farmers saw him they said to one another, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him that the inheritance may become ours.' (20:14)
Wish to kill124 The plot to kill Jesus (22:1-6)
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)
113 The question about paying taxes (20:20-26)
They posed this question to him, "Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is correct, and you show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. (20:21)
Teaching the way of God123 Exhortation to watch (21:34-38)
During the day, Jesus was teaching in the temple area, but at night he would leave and stay at the place called the Mount of Olives. (21:37)
114 The qusetion about the resurrection (20:27-40)
20:36 They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. (20:36)
Eternal122 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)
115 The question about david's son (20:41-44)
For David himself in the Book of Psalms says: 'The Lord said to my lord, "Sit at my right hand 20:43 till I make your enemies your footstool." (20:42-43)
Glory of son of man121 The coming of the Son of Man (21:25-28)
And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (21:27)
116 Jesus denounces the scribes (20:45-47)
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. (20:47)
The day of judgment120 The destruction of Jerusalem foretold (21:20-24)
Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days, for a terrible calamity will come upon the earth and a wrathful judgment upon this people. (21:23)
117 The widow's offering (21:1-4)
for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood. (21:4)
Offering a life119 The end of the world (21:10-19)
You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. (21:16)

4-4-2

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)
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127 The dispute about greatness (22:24-30)
that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (22:30)
Ascended into heaven145 The ascension of Jesus (24:50-53)
As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. (24:51)
128 Jesus predicts Peter's denial (22:31-34)
I tell you, Peter, before the cock crows this day, you will deny three times that you know me. (22:34)
Three144 Jesus appears to his desciples (24:36-49)
And he said to them, "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day (24:46)
128 Jesus predicts Peter's denial (22:31-34)
but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers. (22:32)
Not to lose faith144 Jesus appears to his desciples (24:36-49)
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?" (24:41)
129 Purse, bag, and sword (22:35-39)
For I tell you that this scripture must be fulfilled in me, namely, 'He was counted among the wicked'; and indeed what is written about me is coming to fulfillment." (22:37)
Fulfillment of the Bible143 The walk to Emmaus (24:13-35)
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures. (24:27)
130 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:40-46)
After withdrawing about a stones throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, (22:41)
Stone142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb; (24:2)
130 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives (22:40-46)
Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done. (22:42)
Will of the father142 The resurrection of Jesus (24:1-12)
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day. (24:7)
131 The betrayal and arrest of Jesus (22:47-53)
Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" (22:48)
Betrayal / obedience of disciples141 The burial of Jesus (23:50-56)
had not consented to their plan of action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea and was awaiting the kingdom of God. (23:51)
132 Peter denies Jesus (22:54-65)
After arresting him they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest; Peter was following at a distance. (22:54)
Disciples at a distance140 The death of Jesus (23:44-49)
but all his acquaintances stood at a distance, including the women who had followed him from Galilee and saw these events. (23:49)
133 Jesus before the council (22:66-71)
22:69 But from this time on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
Jesus is glorified139 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."
134 Jesus before Pilate (23:1-5)
23:3 Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
King of Jews138 the crucifixion (23:33-38)
23:37 they called out, "If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
135 Jesus before Herod (23:6-12)
Herod was very glad to see Jesus; he had been wanting to see him for a long time, for he had heard about him and had been hoping to see him perform some sign. (23:8)
Joy of wicked / sorrow of disciples137 Jesus led away (23:26-32)
A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. (23:27)

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