Mark 11 - 12

The Triumphal Entry

1 i Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to j Bethphage and Bethany, at k the Mount of Olives, Jesus 1 sent l two of his disciples 2 and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, m on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'" 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many n spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, o "Hosanna! p Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is q the coming r kingdom of s our father r David! o Hosanna t in the highest!"

11 u And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, v he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Jesus Curses the Fig Tree

12 w On the following day, when they came from Bethany, x he was hungry. 13 y And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for z it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard it.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

15 a And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of b the money-changers and the seats of those who sold c pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, "Is it not written, d 'My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations'? But e you have made it a den of robbers." 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and f were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because g all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 19 h And when evening came they 2 went out of the city.

The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree

20 i As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, j "Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered." 22 And Jesus answered them, "Have k faith in God. 23 l Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, m 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not n doubt in his heart, but o believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, p whatever you ask in prayer, o believe that you q have received 3 it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever r you stand praying, s forgive, t if you have anything against anyone, so that u your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses." 4

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

27 v And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, w "By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?" 29 Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John x from heaven or from man? Answer me." 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, y 'Why then did you not believe him?' 32 But shall we say, 'From man'?" - z they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."

Mark 12

The Parable of the Tenants

1 b And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted c a vineyard d and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and e leased it to tenants and f went into another country. 2 When the season came, he sent a servant 5 to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 g And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 g Again h he sent to them another servant, and i they struck him on the head and j treated him shamefully. 5 g And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. 6 He had still one other, k a beloved son. l Finally he sent him to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 7 But those tenants said to one another, m 'This is the heir. Come, n let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' 8 And they took him and killed him and o threw him out of the vineyard. 9 What will the owner of the vineyard do? p He will q come and destroy the tenants and r give the vineyard to others.

10 s Have you not read t this Scripture:
u "'The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone; 6
11 this was the Lord's doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

12 And v they were seeking to arrest him w but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they x left him and went away.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13 y And they sent to him some of z the Pharisees and some of z the Herodians, to a trap him in his talk. 14 And they came and said to him, "Teacher, b we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For c you are not swayed by appearances, 7 but truly teach d the way of God. Is it lawful to pay e taxes to f Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?" 15 But, knowing g their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why h put me to the test? Bring me i a denarius 8 and let me look at it." 16 And they brought one. And he said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." 17 Jesus said to them, j "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at him.

The Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

18 And k Sadducees came to him, l who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, 19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that m if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man 9 must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. 21 And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 22 And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife."

24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are wrong, because n you know neither the Scriptures nor o the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither p marry nor p are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 And as for the dead being raised, q have you not read in r the book of Moses, in s the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, t 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong."

The Great Commandment

28 u And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?" 29 Jesus answered, "The most important is, v 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, w the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' 31 x The second is this: y 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment z greater than these." 32 And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that w he is one, and a there is no other besides him. 33 And to love him with all the heart and with all b the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, c is much more than all d whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." e And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

35 f And as g Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that h the Christ is the son of David?

36 David himself, i in the Holy Spirit, declared,
j "'The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies k under your feet.'

37 David himself calls him Lord. So l how is he his son?" And the great throng m heard him gladly.

Beware of the Scribes

38 n And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and o the places of honor at feasts, 40 p who devour widows' houses and q for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."

The Widow's Offering

41 r And he sat down opposite s the treasury and watched the people t putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two u small copper coins, which make a penny. 10 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, v this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her w poverty has put in everything she had, all x she had to live on."

  1. Cross References
    Mark 11:1 - 10
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples
    Matthew 21:1 - 9
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples.
    Luke 19:29 - 38
    When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples.
    John 12:12 - 15
    The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
    Zechariah 9:9
    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 21:17
    And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.
    Luke 24:50
    Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
    John 11:18
    Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off.
  3. Cross References
    Zechariah 14:4
    On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.
    Matthew 24:3
    As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?
    Matthew 26:30
    And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
    John 8:1
    But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
    Acts 1:12
    Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away.
  4. Cross References
    Mark 14:13
    And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.
  5. Cross References
    Mark 11:1 - 10
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples
    Matthew 21:1 - 9
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples.
    Luke 19:28 - 38
    And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
    John 12:12 - 15
    The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 23:53
    Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid.
  7. Cross References
    2 Kings 9:13
    Then in haste every man of them took his garment and put it under him on the bare steps, and they blew the trumpet and proclaimed, "Jehu is king.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 118:25
    Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 23:39
    For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'
    Psalms 118:26
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.
  10. Cross References
    Luke 1:32
    He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David.
  11. Cross References
    Ezekiel 37:24 - 25
    My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes.
  12. Cross References
    Ezekiel 37:24 - 25
    My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes.
  13. Cross References
    Acts 2:29
    Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
  14. Cross References
    Mark 11:9
    And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
  15. Cross References
    Luke 2:14
    "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
    Psalms 148:1
    Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!
  16. Cross References
    Matthew 21:10
    And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, "Who is this?
  17. Cross References
    Mark 11:19
    And when evening came they went out of the city.
    Matthew 21:17
    And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.
  18. Cross References
    Mark 11:12 - 14
    On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
    Matthew 21:18 - 19
    In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 4:2
    And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
  20. Cross References
    Luke 13:6 - 9
    And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
  21. Cross References
    Mark 13:28
    From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.
  22. Cross References
    Mark 11:15 - 18
    And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
    Matthew 21:12 - 16
    And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
    Luke 19:45 - 47
    And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold.
    John 2:14 - 16
    In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.
  23. Cross References
    Exodus 30:13
    Each one who is numbered in the census shall give this: half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs), half a shekel as an offering to the Lord.
  24. Cross References
    Leviticus 1:14
    If his offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or pigeons.
    Leviticus 5:7
    But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
    Leviticus 12:8
    And if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.'
    Luke 2:24
    And to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
  25. Cross References
    Mark 11:15 - 18
    And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
    Matthew 21:12 - 16
    And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
    Luke 19:45 - 47
    And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold.
  26. Cross References
    Isaiah 56:7
    These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
  27. Cross References
    Jeremiah 7:11
    Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the Lord.
  28. Cross References
    Isaiah 56:7
    These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
  29. Cross References
    Matthew 21:46
    And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
  30. Cross References
    Matthew 7:28
    And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching.
  31. Cross References
    Luke 21:37
    And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet.
    Mark 11:11
    And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
  32. Cross References
    Mark 11:20 - 24
    As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
    Matthew 21:19 - 22
    And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
  33. Cross References
    Mark 11:20 - 24
    As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots.
    Matthew 21:19 - 22
    And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
  34. Cross References
    John 1:38
    Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, "What are you seeking?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?
  35. Cross References
    Ephesians 3:12
    In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
    Philippians 3:9
    And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith -
  36. Cross References
    Matthew 17:20
    He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.
  37. Cross References
    Psalms 46:2
    Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea.
    1 Corinthians 13:2
    And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    Revelation 8:8
    The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood.
  38. Cross References
    Romans 4:20
    No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God.
    Romans 14:23
    But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith. For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
    James 1:6
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
  39. Cross References
    Mark 16:17
    And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues.
    John 14:12
    Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
  40. Cross References
    Matthew 7:7
    Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
  41. Cross References
    Mark 11:23
    Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
  42. Cross References
    Isaiah 65:24
    Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
    Matthew 6:8
    Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
  43. Cross References
    Matthew 6:5
    And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    Luke 18:11
    The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
  44. Cross References
    Matthew 6:14
    For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
  45. Cross References
    Colossians 3:13
    Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
    Matthew 5:23
    So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you.
    Matthew 6:15
    But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  46. Cross References
    Matthew 7:11
    If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
  47. Cross References
    Mark 11:27 - 33
    And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him.
    Matthew 21:23 - 27
    And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?
    Luke 20:1 - 8
    One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
  48. Cross References
    Mark 11:27 - 33
    And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him.
    Matthew 21:23 - 27
    And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?
    Luke 20:1 - 8
    One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
  49. Cross References
    Exodus 2:14
    He answered, "Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses was afraid, and thought, "Surely the thing is known.
    John 1:25
    They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?
    Acts 4:7
    And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, "By what power or by what name did you do this?
  50. Cross References
    Luke 15:18
    I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.
    Luke 15:21
    And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.
    John 3:27
    John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.
  51. Cross References
    Matthew 21:32
    For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.
    Luke 7:30
    But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
  52. Cross References
    Matthew 14:5
    And though he wanted to put him to death, he feared the people, because they held him to be a prophet.
    Matthew 21:46
    And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
  53. Cross References
    John 5:35
    He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
    Matthew 11:9
    What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
  54. Cross References
    Mark 12:1 - 12
    And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country.
    Matthew 21:33 - 46
    Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.
    Luke 20:9 - 19
    And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while.
  55. Cross References
    Psalms 80:8
    You brought a vine out of Egypt; you drove out the nations and planted it.
    Isaiah 5:1
    Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.
    Matthew 21:28
    "What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
  56. Cross References
    Isaiah 5:2
    He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes.
  57. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 8:11 - 12
    Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.
  58. Cross References
    Mark 13:34
    It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.
    Matthew 25:14 - 15
    For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property.
  59. Cross References
    Mark 12:1 - 12
    And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country.
    Matthew 21:33 - 46
    Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.
    Luke 20:9 - 18
    And he began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while.
  60. Cross References
    Matthew 5:12
    Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great i...
    Matthew 22:6
    While the rest seized his servants, treated the...
    Matthew 23:34
    Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and ...
    Matthew 23:37
    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the...
    2 Chronicles 24:19
    Yet he sent prophets among them to bring them b...
    2 Chronicles 36:15 - 16
    The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persis...
    Nehemiah 9:26
    Nevertheless, they were disobedient and rebelle...
    Jeremiah 37:15
    And the officials were enraged at Jeremiah, and...
    Jeremiah 38:6
    So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cis...
    Acts 7:52
    Which of the prophets did your fathers not pers...
    2 Corinthians 11:24 - 26
    Five times I received at the hands of the Jews ...
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    Who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets...
    Hebrews 11:36 - 37
    Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even ...
  61. Cross References
    Mark 12:3
    And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
  62. Cross References
    Matthew 22:4
    Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.
  63. Cross References
    Acts 14:19
    But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.
  64. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
  65. Cross References
    Mark 12:3
    And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
  66. Cross References
    Matthew 3:17
    And behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
  67. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:1
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets.
  68. Cross References
    Hebrews 1:2
    But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
    John 1:11
    He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.
    Romans 8:17
    And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
  69. Cross References
    1 Kings 21:19
    And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the Lord, "Have you killed and also taken possession?"' And you shall say to him, 'Thus says the Lord : "In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your own blood."'
  70. Cross References
    Hebrews 13:12
    So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
  71. Cross References
    Luke 19:27
    But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.'
  72. Cross References
    Matthew 24:50
    The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know
    Matthew 25:19
    Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
  73. Cross References
    Matthew 21:43
    Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits.
    Acts 13:46
    And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
    Acts 18:6
    And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.
    Acts 28:28
    Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.
    Matthew 8:11 - 12
    I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
  74. Cross References
    Matthew 21:16
    And they said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, "'Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise'?
  75. Cross References
    Luke 4:21
    And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.
    Acts 8:35
    Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.
  76. Cross References
    Acts 4:11
    This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
    1 Peter 2:7
    So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
    Psalms 118:22 - 23
    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
  77. Cross References
    Psalms 118:22 - 23
    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
  78. Cross References
    Mark 11:18
    And the chief priests and the scribes heard it ...
    Luke 19:47 - 48
    And he was teaching daily in the temple. The ch...
    John 7:25
    Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said,...
    John 7:30
    So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one ...
    John 7:44
    Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one l...
    Matthew 26:4
    And plotted together in order to arrest Jesus b...
  79. Cross References
    Mark 11:32
    But shall we say, 'From man'?" - they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.
  80. Cross References
    Matthew 22:22
    When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.
  81. Cross References
    Mark 12:13 - 27
    And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk.
    Matthew 22:15 - 32
    Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.
    Luke 20:20 - 38
    So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.
  82. Cross References
    Mark 3:6
    The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
    Mark 8:15
    And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
  83. Cross References
    Mark 3:6
    The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
    Mark 8:15
    And he cautioned them, saying, "Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
  84. Cross References
    Luke 11:54
    Lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.
  85. Cross References
    Mark 12:13 - 27
    And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk.
    Matthew 22:15 - 32
    Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.
    Luke 20:20 - 38
    So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.
  86. Cross References
    John 3:2
    This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.
  87. Cross References
    Acts 10:34
    So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.
  88. Cross References
    Acts 18:25 - 26
    He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
    Acts 13:10
    And said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
  89. Cross References
    Matthew 17:25
    He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?
  90. Cross References
    Luke 2:1
    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
    Luke 3:1
    In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene.
  91. Cross References
    Matthew 23:28
    So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
    Luke 12:1
    In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
  92. Cross References
    John 8:6
    This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
  93. Cross References
    Matthew 18:28
    But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.
  94. Cross References
    Romans 13:7
    Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
  95. Cross References
    Matthew 3:7
    But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Saddu...
    Matthew 16:1
    And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to te...
    Matthew 22:34
    But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenc...
    Acts 4:1
    And as they were speaking to the people, the pr...
    Acts 5:17
    But the high priest rose up, and all who were w...
    Acts 23:6
    Now when Paul perceived that one part were Sadd...
  96. Cross References
    Acts 23:8
    For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.
    Acts 4:2
    Greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
  97. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 25:5
    If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband's brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her.
  98. Cross References
    John 20:9
    For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
  99. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:14
    And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
  100. Cross References
    Matthew 24:38
    For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark.
    Luke 17:27
    They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
  101. Cross References
    Matthew 24:38
    For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark.
    Luke 17:27
    They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
  102. Cross References
    Matthew 21:16
    And they said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, "'Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise'?
  103. Cross References
    Luke 3:4
    As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
    Luke 20:42
    For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand.
    Acts 1:20
    "For it is written in the Book of Psalms, "'May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it'; and "'Let another take his office.'
    Acts 7:42
    But God turned away and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: "'Did you bring to me slain beasts and sacrifices, during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
  104. Cross References
    Exodus 3:1 - 4
    Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
    Exodus 3:17
    And I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey."
  105. Cross References
    Acts 7:32
    I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.' And Moses trembled and did not dare to look.
    Exodus 3:6
    And he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
  106. Cross References
    Exodus 3:6
    And he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
  107. Cross References
    Mark 12:28 - 34
    And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?
    Matthew 22:34 - 40
    But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
    Matthew 22:46
    And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
    Luke 10:25 - 28
    And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
  108. Cross References
    Mark 12:28 - 34
    And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?
    Matthew 22:34 - 40
    But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
    Matthew 22:46
    And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
  109. Cross References
    Luke 10:27
    And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
    Deuteronomy 6:4 - 5
    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
  110. Cross References
    Romans 3:30
    Since God is one - who will justify the circumc...
    1 Corinthians 8:4
    Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to ...
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from w...
    Galatians 3:20
    Now an intermediary implies more than one, but ...
    Ephesians 4:6
    One God and Father of all, who is over all and ...
    1 Timothy 1:17
    To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the o...
    1 Timothy 2:5
    For there is one God, and there is one mediator...
    James 2:19
    You believe that God is one; you do well. Even ...
    James 4:12
    There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is...
    Jude 1:25
    To the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Chri...
    Matthew 19:17
    And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about wh...
    Matthew 23:9
    And call no man your father on earth, for you h...
  111. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:4 - 5
    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
  112. Cross References
    1 John 4:21
    And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
  113. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:18
    You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
    Matthew 19:19
    Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
  114. Cross References
    Matthew 23:23
    Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
  115. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:18
    You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
  116. Cross References
    Mark 12:29
    Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
  117. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:35
    To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him.
  118. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:6
    Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
    Luke 2:47
    And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
    Colossians 1:9
    And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    Colossians 2:2
    That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ.
  119. Cross References
    1 Samuel 15:22
    And Samuel said, "Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
    Hosea 6:6
    For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
    Micah 6:6 - 8
    With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
    Matthew 9:13
    Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
    Matthew 12:7
    And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
  120. Cross References
    Psalms 40:6
    In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
    Hebrews 10:6
    In burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.
    Hebrews 10:8
    When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law).
  121. Cross References
    Luke 20:40
    For they no longer dared to ask him any question.
  122. Cross References
    Mark 12:35 - 37
    And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
    Matthew 22:41 - 45
    Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question.
    Luke 20:41 - 44
    But he said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is David's son?
  123. Cross References
    Matthew 26:55
    At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
  124. Cross References
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
    Matthew 1:17
    So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
  125. Cross References
    Mark 12:35 - 37
    And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
    Matthew 22:41 - 45
    Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question.
    Luke 20:41 - 44
    But he said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is David's son?
  126. Cross References
    Luke 10:21
    In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
    1 Corinthians 12:3
    Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says "Jesus is accursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord" except in the Holy Spirit.
  127. Cross References
    Acts 2:34 - 35
    For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand.
    Hebrews 1:13
    And to which of the angels has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"?
    Psalms 110:1
    The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
    1 Corinthians 15:25
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
    Hebrews 10:13
    Waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.
  128. Cross References
    Acts 7:49
    'Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest?
  129. Cross References
    Psalms 110:1
    The Lord says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
  130. Cross References
    Romans 1:3 - 4
    Concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
  131. Cross References
    Mark 6:20
    For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.
  132. Cross References
    Mark 12:38 - 39
    And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces
    Matthew 23:1 - 2
    Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples.
    Matthew 23:5 - 7
    They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.
    Luke 20:45 - 46
    And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples.
    Luke 11:43
    Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
  133. Cross References
    Mark 12:38 - 40
    And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces
    Matthew 23:1 - 2
    Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples.
    Matthew 23:5 - 7
    They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long.
    Luke 20:45 - 46
    And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples.
  134. Cross References
    Luke 14:7 - 8
    Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them.
  135. Cross References
    Luke 11:39
    And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
    Luke 16:14
    The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.
  136. Cross References
    Matthew 6:5
    And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
    Matthew 6:7
    And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
  137. Cross References
    Mark 12:41 - 44
    And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.
    Luke 21:1 - 4
    Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box.
  138. Cross References
    Matthew 27:6
    But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.
    John 8:20
    These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
  139. Cross References
    2 Kings 12:9
    Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in the lid of it and set it beside the altar on the right side as one entered the house of the Lord. And the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money that was brought into the house of the Lord.
  140. Cross References
    Mark 12:41 - 44
    And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums.
    Luke 21:1 - 4
    Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box.
  141. Cross References
    Luke 12:59
    I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the very last penny.
  142. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 8:2
    For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
    2 Corinthians 8:12
    For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
  143. Cross References
    Philippians 4:11
    Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
  144. Cross References
    Luke 8:43
    And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone.
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