Modern Literal Version
[Luke 13]




     13:1 Now there were some here at the same time reporting to him concerning the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 13:2 And Jesus answered and said to them, Do youĎ think that these Galileans became sinners more than all the other Galileans, because they have suffered such things? 13:3 I am saying to youĎ, No, but, if youĎ do not repent, youĎ will all likewise* perish. 13:4Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed, do youĎthink that those became debtors more than all other men who are dwelling in Jerusalem? 13:5I am saying to youĎ, No, but, if youĎ do not repent, youĎ will all likewise perish.




     13:6 Now he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit in it and found none.13:7Now he said to the vine-dresser, Behold three years, I come seeking fruit and find none in this fig tree. Cut it down. Why does it also do-away-with the good soil?



     13:8But he answered and says to him, Lord, Also leave it this year, until I should dig around it and put in manure;13:9and if it indeed produces fruit, good; otherwise you will be cutting it down in the future.




     {Luk 13:10-17:10; Probably Peraea; no parallel. This is similar teaching but a different crowd.}



     13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath day. 13:11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of sickness for eighteen years, and she was always stooped over and was not able to completely stand-erect. 13:12 Now having seen her, Jesus summoned her and said to her, Woman, you have been released from your sickness. 13:13 And he laid his hands upon her and instantly she was straightened and was glorifying God.



     13:14 Now the ruler of the synagogue, being indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, answered and said to the crowd, There are six days in which men ought to work; therefore coming in these days, beĎ healed, and not on the day of the Sabbath.



     13:15 Therefore the Lord answered him and said, YouĎ hypocrites, does not each of youĎ on the Sabbath loose his bull or his donkey from the manger and having led him away, give it a drink?13:16Now this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom the Adversary had bound, behold,these eighteen years, is it not essential for her to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?



     13:17 And while saying these things, all those who laid in opposition to him were being shamed, and all the crowd was rejoicing at all the glorious things which happened by him.




     {Similar: Mat 13:31-32, Mar 4:30-32, Luk 13:18-19}



     13:18 Now he said, The kingdom of God is similar to what? And what shall I make it similar to?13:19It is similar to a kernel of a mustard-seed, which a man took and cast into his own garden, and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of the heaven nested in its branches.



     13:20 Again he said, The kingdom of God shall be similar to what? 13:21It is similar to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three three-gallon containers of flour, until it was entirely leavened.




     {Luk 13:22-35; Peraea; Luk 14:1-24 Probably Peraea; Luk 14:25-17:10; no parallels.}



     13:22 And he was traveling throughout the cities and villages, teaching and making*his pursuit toward Jerusalem. 13:23 Now someone said to him, Lord, if only those few are saved?



     But he said to them, 13:24StruggleĎ to enter in through the narrow gate, because I am saying to youĎ, Many will be seeking to enter in and will not be strong-enough.13:25From whenever timethe householder arose and locked the door and youĎ, being outside, may begin to stand and to knock on the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.



     And when* he has answered the knock, he will say to youĎ, I do not know youĎor where youĎare from.



     13:26Then youĎ will begin to say, We ate and drank in your sight and you taught in our streets.



     13:27And he will say, I say to youĎ, I do not know youĎor where youĎ are from. WithdrawĎfrom me, everyoneС the workers of unrighteousness. 13:28The weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there, whenever youĎsee Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves cast forth outside.13:29And they will be coming from the east and west and north and south, and will be reclining in the kingdom of God.13:30And behold, there are last who will be first and there are first who will be last.




     13:31 Some Pharisees came in that same day, saying to him, Come out and travel from here, because Herod wishes to kill youĎ.



     13:32 And he said to them, Travel to and sayĎ to that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform healings today and the next-day and I am completed in the third day. 13:33However it is essential for me to travel on today and the next-day and in the next day, because it is not acceptable for a prophet to perish outside of Jerusalem.



     {Similar: Mat 23:37-39, Luk 13:34-35}



     13:34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who have been sent to her! How-often I wished to have gathered together your children in the manner a bird gathers together her own brood under her wings, and youĎ did not wish forit! 13:35Behold, yourĎ house is left to youĎ desolate and I say to youĎ, that youĎ may never* see me, until the time will come whenever youĎ say, He who is coming in the name of the Lord has been blessed.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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