13:1 And there were present at that time some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And he answered and said to them: Think you that these Galileans had become sinners above all the Galileans because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you no; but unless you repent, you shall all in like manner perish.
4 Or those eighteen, on whom fell the tower in Siloam and killed them, think you that they had become debtors above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you no; but unless you repent, you shall all in like manner perish.
6 And he spoke this parable: A certain 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: Behold, for three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree and find none: cut it down; why also spoils it the ground?
8 But he answered and said to him: Sir, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it and throw in manure;
9 and if afterward it produce fruit; but if not, thou shalt cut it down.
10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath.
11 And behold, a woman that had had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed together and was not able to lift herself up at all.
12 And seeing her, Jesus called to her and said to her: Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity;
13 and he laid his hands on her; and she immediately stood erect, and glorified God.
14 But the ruler of the synagogue answered, being angry because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, and said to the multitude: There are six days in which work ought to be done: on them therefore come and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.
15 But the Lord answered him and said: Hypocrites, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead him away and give him water?
16 But this woman, who is a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound lo, eighteen years, ought she not to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed, and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that had been done by him.
18 He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I liken it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard that a man took and threw into his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the heaven roosted in its branches.
20 And again he said: To what shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened.
22 And he passed through the cities and villages teaching and making the journey to Jerusalem.
23 And some one said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved? But he said to them:
24 Strive to enter in through the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.
25 From whatever time the master of the house shall have risen up and closed the door and you shall have begun to stand without and to knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us, and he shall answer and say to you: I know you not whence you are:
26 then shall you begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and in our streets hast thou taught.
27 And he will say: I tell you, I know you not whence you are: depart from me, all workers of iniquity.
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves cast out.
29 And they shall come from east and west and north and south, and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God.
30 And behold, there are last that shall be first, and there are first that shall be last.
31 At that hour came to him some Pharisees, saying to him: Get out and depart hence, for Herod will kill thee.
32 And he said to them: Go and tell this fox: Behold, I cast out demons and perfect cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I make an end.
33 But I must journey today and to-morrow and the day following; for it is not possible that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often have I desired to gather thy children together as a hen her young under her wings, and you refused.
35 Behold, your house is left to you. I say to you that you shall not see me till the time come when you shall say: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.