Luke 13:1-22 Revised Standard Version

Repent or Perish

13 1  There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2  And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus? 3  I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. 4  Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Silo'am fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? 5  I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish."

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

6  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. 7  And he said to the vinedresser, 'Lo, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why should it use up the ground?' 8  And he answered him, 'Let it alone, sir, this year also, till I dig about it and put on manure. 9  And if it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"

A Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath

10  Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11  And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12  And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your infirmity." 13  And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God. 14  But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day." 15  Then the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it? 16  And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?" 17  As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

18  He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19  It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

The Parable of the Leaven

20  And again he said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21  It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened."

The Narrow Gate

22  He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

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