|35||Jesus said to them,|
"I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,
and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
|6||Whoever sheds||the blood||of man,|
|by man||shall his blood||be shed;|
|for in his own image God made mankind.|
|15||John testified to him and cried out:|
This was he of whom I said,
'He who comes after me
ranks ahead of me
because he was before me.'
|1||Praise the LORD, all you nations!|
Extol him, all you peoples!
|2||For great is his steadfast love toward us,|
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
|17||The law indeed was given through Moses;|
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ
|32||Then Jesus said to them,|
"Very truly, I tell you,
it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven,
but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven."
|21||For our sake||he made him to be sin||who knew no sin,|
|so that in him||we might become||the righteousness of God.|
|20||Then he looked up at his disciples and said:|
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
|21||Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled.|
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
|22||Blessed are you when people hate you,|
and when they exclude you, revile you,
and defame you on account of the Son of Man.
|23||Rejoice in that day and leap for joy,|
for surely your reward is great in heaven;
for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
|24||But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.|
|25||Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry.|
Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep.
|26||Woe to you when all speak well of you,|
for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
|11||The saying is sure:|
|If we have died with him,||we will also live with him;|
|12||if we endure,||we will also reign with him;|
|if we deny him,||he will also deny us;|
|13||if we are faithless,||he remains faithful—||for he cannot deny himself.|
|4||Hear, O Israel:|
The LORD is our God,
the LORD alone.
|5||You shall love the LORD your God|
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your might.
|6||Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart.|
|7||Recite them to your children|
and talk about them when you are at home
and when you are away,
when you lie down
and when you rise.
|8||Bind them as a sign on your hand,|
fix them as an emblem on your forehead,
|9||and write them on the doorposts of your house|
and on your gates.
|1||Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,|
or take the path that sinners tread,
or sit in the seat of scoffers;
|2||but their delight is in the law of the LORD,|
and on his law they meditate day and night.
|3||They are like trees planted by streams of water,|
which yield their fruit in its season,
and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.
|4||The wicked are not so,|
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
|5||Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,|
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
|6||for the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,|
but the way of the wicked will perish.
|3||"Listen! A sower went out to sow.|
|4||And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,|
and the birds came and ate it up.
|5||Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil,|
and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil.
|6||And when the sun rose, it was scorched;|
and since it had no root, it withered away.
|7||Other seed fell among thorns,|
and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
|8||Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain,|
growing up and increasing
and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold."
|9||And he said, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!"|
|4|| "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them,|
does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness
and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?
|5||When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.|
|6||And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors,|
saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.'
|7||Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents|
than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
|8||Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them,|
does not light a lamp, sweep the house,
and search carefully until she finds it?
|9||When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors,|
saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.'
|10||Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."|
|5||Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,|
|6||who, though he was in the form of God,|
did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
|7||but emptied himself,|
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
|8||he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—|
even death on a cross.
|9||Therefore God also highly exalted him|
and gave him the name that is above every name,
|10||so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend,|
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth,
|11||and every tongue should confess|
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
|5 In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly order of Abijah. His wife was a descendant of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.||26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.|
|11 Then there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was terrified; and fear overwhelmed him.||28 And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." 29 But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.|
|13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard.||30 The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.|
|31 Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. 14 You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. 16 He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."||And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. 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 ancestor David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."|
|18 Zechariah said to the angel, "How will I know that this is so? For I am an old man, and my wife is getting on in years."||34 Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?"|
|19 The angel replied, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. 20 But now, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time, you will become mute, unable to speak, until the day these things occur."||35 The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. 36 And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God."|
|22 Zechariah could not speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary.||38 Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word."|
27:1 When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus in order to bring about his death. 2 They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
|Chief Priests (Mt 26:59-68)||Pilate (Mt 27:11-14)|
|59 Now the chief priests and the whole council were looking for false testimony against Jesus so that they might put him to death, 60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward 61 and said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.' " 62 The high priest stood up and said, "Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?" 63 But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I put you under oath before the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God." 64 Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tell you, From now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven." 65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his blasphemy. 66 What is your verdict?" They answered, "He deserves death." 67 Then they spat in his face and struck him; and some slapped him, 68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who is it that struck you?"||11 Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You say so." 12 But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 13 Then Pilate said to him, "Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?" 14 But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.|
|Peter (Mt 26:69-75)||Judas (Mt 27:3-10)|
|69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant-girl came to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." 70 But he denied it before all of them, saying, "I do not know what you are talking about." 71 When he went out to the porch, another servant-girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth." 72 Again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the man." 73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays you." 74 Then he began to curse, and he swore an oath, "I do not know the man!" At that moment the cock crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly.||3 When Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 He said, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? See to it yourself." 5 Throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself. 6 But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are blood money." 7 After conferring together, they used them to buy the potter's field as a place to bury foreigners. 8 For this reason that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the one on whom a price had been set, on whom some of the people of Israel had set a price, 10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."|
|1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up in response to a revelation. Then I laid before them (though only in a private meeting with the acknowledged leaders) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure that I was not running, or had not run, in vain.||11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood self-condemned;|
|3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not compelled to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4 But because of false believers secretly brought in, who slipped in to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might enslave us-- 5 we did not submit to them even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might always remain with you.||12 for until certain people came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But after they came, he drew back and kept himself separate for fear of the circumcision faction. 13 And the other Jews joined him in this hypocrisy, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.|
|6 And from those who were supposed to be acknowledged leaders (what they actually were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)-- those leaders contributed nothing to me. 7 On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel for the circumcised 8 (for he who worked through Peter making him an apostle to the circumcised also worked through me in sending me to the Gentiles), 9 and when James and Cephas and John, who were acknowledged pillars, recognized the grace that had been given to me, they gave to Barnabas and me the right hand of fellowship, agreeing that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager to do.||14 But when I saw that they were not acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, "If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?" 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And we have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, and not by doing the works of the law, because no one will be justified by the works of the law.|