Modern Literal Version
[Mark 1]

    {Harmony of the New Covenant}

    {Joh 1:1-18 Jesus' Deity.}{Luk 1:1-4 Introduction.}

    {Mat 1:1-17 & Luk 3:23-28 Genealogy.}

    {Luk 1:5-25 Jerusalem 6 BC.} {Luk 1:26-38 Nazareth 5 BC.}

    {Luk 1:39-80 Hill region of Judea, 5 BC.} {Mat 1:18-25 Nazareth 5 BC.} {Luk 2:1-20 Bethlehem 5 BC.}

    {Luk 2:21-39a Temple at Jerusalem 4 BC.} {Mat 2:1-12 Jerusalem & Bethlehem 4 BC.} {Mat 2:13-18 Leaving for Egypt 4 BC.} {Mat 2:19-23 & Luk 2:39b Egypt & Nazareth 4 BC.}

    {Luk 2:40-52 Nazareth and Jerusalem 7 or 8 AD.}

    {Mar 1:1-8 & Mat 3:1-12 & Luk 3:1-18. Judea near Jordan River 25 or 26 AD.}

     1:1 The beginning of the good-news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1:2 As it has been written in the prophets, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will be preparing your way.' {Mal 3:1} 1:3 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare° the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.' {Isa 40:3} 1:4 John came*, immersing* in the wilderness and preaching the immersion* of repentance into the forgiveness of sins. 1:5 And all the region of Judea and all those from Jerusalem were traveling out to him, and all were being immersed* by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 1:6 Now John was eating locusts and wild honey, having clothed himself with camel's hair, and a leather belt around his loin.

     1:7 And he preached, saying, There is one coming after me, the mightier one than I. I am not sufficient to stoop and loose the strap of his shoes. 1:8 I indeed immersed* you° in water, but he will immerse* you° in the Holy Spirit.

     {Mar 1:9-11 & Mat 3:13-17 Luk 3:21-22 Jordan east of Jericho, Spring 27 AD.}

     1:9 And it happened in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed* by John into the Jordan. 1:10 And immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens being split-apart, and the Spirit like a dove coming down upon him. 1:11 And a voice came* out of the heavens, You are my beloved Son, in whom I am delighted.

     {Mar 1:12-13 & Mat 4:1-11 & Luk 4:1-13.}

     1:12 And immediately the Spirit cast him out into the wilderness. 1:13 And he was there in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the Adversary, and he was with the beasts, and the messengers were serving him.

     {Joh 1:19-34 Bethany beyond Jordan, Feb. 27 AD.} {Joh 1:35-51 Bethany beyond Jordan, Spring 27 AD.} {Joh 2:1-11 Cana in Galilee.} {Joh 2:12 Capernaum.} {Joh 2:13-25 Jerusalem April 9, 27 AD.} {Joh 3:1-21.} {Joh 3:22-36 Judea and Aenon.}

     {Mar 1:14a & Mat 4:12 & Luk 3:19-20 & Joh 4:1-4 Judea to Galilee.}{Joh 4:5-43 Jacob's Well and at Sychar.} {Luk 4:14a & Joh 4:44-45 Arrival in Galilee.}

     1:14 Now after John was given up,

     {Mar 1:14b-15 & Mat 4:17 & Luk 4:14b-15.}

     Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the good-news of the kingdom of God, 1:15 and saying, The time has been fulfilled and the kingdom of God has drawn near. Repent° and believe° in the good-news.

     {Joh 4:46-54 Cana.} {Luk 4:16-31.} {Mat 4:13-16 Capernaum.}

     {Mar 1:16-20 & Mat 4:18-22 & Luk 5:1-11 Sea of Galilee near Capernaum.}

     1:16 Now walking beside the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, who are Simon's sons, casting a net in the sea; for* they were fishermen. 1:17 And Jesus said to them, Come-here° after me and I will make* you° to become fishermen of men. 1:18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 1:19 And having advanced a few feet from there, he saw James and John his brother, the sons of Zebedee, and they were in the ship mending the nets. 1:20 And immediately he called them. And they left their father Zebedee with the hired-servants in the ship and went after him.

     {Mar 1:21-28 & Luk 4:31-37 Capernaum.}

     1:21 And they travel into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and was teaching. 1:22 And they were being astounded at his teaching; for* he was teaching them like one having authority and not like the scribes.

     1:23 And a man was in their synagogue in him was an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 1:24 saying, Ah! What is it to us and to you, Jesus the Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you, I know who you are, the Holy One of God.

     1:25 And Jesus rebuked it, saying, Hush and come out of him.

     1:26 And the unclean spirit came out of him, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice. 1:27 And they were all amazed, so-that they began to debate together with themselves, saying, What is this thing? What new teaching is this that he commands even the unclean spirits with authority, and they are obeying* him.

     1:28 Now the report of him went out immediately, into the whole region around Galilee.

     {Mar 1:29-34 & Mat 8:14-17 & Luk 4:38-41 Capernaum.}

     1:29 And immediately, having come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 1:30 Now Simon's mother-in-law was laying, fevered, and immediately they speak to him concerning her. 1:31 And having come near, he took-hold of her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her and she was serving them.

     1:32 Now when* it became evening, when the sun set, they were bringing to him all who were ill and those who were demon-possessed. 1:33 And the whole city was gathered together next to the door. 1:34 And he healed many who were ill with various diseases, and cast out many demons, and he was not allowing the demons to speak, because they knew him.

     {Mar 1:35-39 & Mat 4:23-25 & Luk 4:42-44 Preaching through Galilee.}

     1:35 And exceedingly early, having risen* up in the morning, while yet at night, he came out and went away into a desolate place, and he was praying there. 1:36 And Simon, and those who were with him, pursued him; 1:37 and having found him, they say to him, All are seeking you.

     1:38 And he says to them, We should be going into the next towns, in order that I might also preach there; for* I have come *for this purpose. 1:39 And he was preaching and casting out demons in their synagogues in the whole of Galilee.

     {Mar 1:40-45 & Mat 8:2-4 & Luk 5:12-16.}

     1:40 And a leper comes to him, pleading to him, and kneeling down to him and saying to him, If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.

     1:41 Now Jesus, having compassion on him, stretched out his hand, touched him and says to him, I am willing. Be cleansed. 1:42 And having spoken, the leprosy immediately went away from him and he was cleansed. 1:43 And he scolded him and immediately sent him out, 1:44 and says to him, See that you say nothing to anyone, but go; show yourself to the priest, and offer the things which Moses commanded concerning your cleansing *for a testimony to them. {Lev 13:49, 14:2-4} 1:45 But he went out and began to preach it much, and to broadcast the word, so-that he {i.e. Jesus} was no longer able to openly enter into the city, but was outside in desolate places, and they were coming to him from everywhere.

[Mark 2]

     {Mar 2:1-12 & Mat 9:2-8 & Luk 5:17-26.}

     2:1 And he again entered into Capernaum after a few days, and it was heard that he was in a house. 2:2 And immediately many were gathered together, so-that it was no longer possible to make room, not even next to the door, and he was speaking the word to them.

     2:3 And they come, carrying to him a paralytic, lifted up by four men. 2:4 And when* they were not able to draw near to him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof where he was. And having dug out a hole in it, they lowered the pallet upon which the paralytic was laying. 2:5 Now Jesus saw their faith and says to the paralytic, Son, your sins have been forgiven to you.

     2:6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 2:7 Why is this man speaking blasphemies so? Who is able to forgive sins except one, our God?

     2:8 And immediately Jesus, having fully known in his spirit that they reason so in themselves, said to them, Why are you° reasoning these things in your° hearts? 2:9 Which is easier to say to the paralytic, Your sins have been forgiven; or to say, Arise, and lift up your pallet and walk? 2:10 But in order that you° may know that the Son of Man has authority upon the earth to forgive sins (he says to the paralytic), 2:11 I say to you, Arise and lift up your pallet and go to your house.

     2:12 And he immediately arose, and having lifted up the pallet, went out in front of them all; so-that they were all astonished and glorified God, saying, We never* saw this happen so.

     {Mar 2:13-14 & Mat 9:9 & Luk 5:27-28 At or near Capernaum.}

     2:13 And he went forth again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him and he was teaching them. 2:14 And passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office, and he says to him, Follow me. And he stood up and followed him.

     {Mar 2:15-22 & Mat 9:10-17 & Luk 5:29-39 Capernaum.}

     2:15 And it happened, while* he reclined at a meal in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were also reclining together with Jesus and his disciples; for* there were many, and they followed him. 2:16 And the scribes and the Pharisees, having seen him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, were saying to his disciples, Why is it that he is eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?

     2:17 And when* Jesus heard it, he says to them, Those who are strong have no need of a physician, but those who are ill. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

     2:18 And the disciples of John, and those of the Pharisees, were fasting, and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and those of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?

     2:19 And Jesus said to them, The sons of the bridal-party {companions or guests} are not able to fast at which time the bridegroom is with them, are they? Inasmuch time as they have the bridegroom with them, they are not able to fast. 2:20 But the days will come, whenever the bridegroom is taken away from them and then they will be fasting in those days. 2:21 And no one sews a patch of unshrunk fabric upon an old garment; otherwise its fullness shrinks and lifts the new patch away from the old one and a worse split happens. 2:22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the wineskins, and the wine is poured out and the wineskins will be destroyed, but put new wine into new wineskins.

     {Joh 5:1-47 Jerusalem probably the Passover.} {Mar 2:23-28 & Mat 12:1-8 & Luk 6:1-5 Jerusalem to Galilee.}

     2:23 And he happened to travel on the Sabbath day through the grain-fields, and his disciples began to make* their way plucking the tops. 2:24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, Behold, why are they doing what is not legal on the Sabbath day?

     2:25 And he said to them, Have you° never* read what David did, when he had need and was hungry? He, and those who were with him? 2:26 How he entered into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high-priest and ate the showbread, which is not legal to eat, except for the priests, and he also gave it to those who were together with him? {1Sam 21:6} 2:27 And he said to them, The Sabbath came* to be because of man and not man because of the Sabbath; 2:28 so-then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.

[Mark 3]

     {Mar 3:1-6 & Mat 12:9-14 & Luk 6:6-11 Probably Galilee.}

     3:1 And he entered again into the synagogue, and a man having a dried up hand was there. 3:2 And they were observing him, if he will heal him on the Sabbath day; in order that they may accuse him. 3:3 And he says to the man having the dried up hand, You in the middle, arise. 3:4 Now he says to them, Is it legal on the Sabbath day to do good or to do evil? To save a life or to kill? But they were silent. 3:5 And having looked around at them with anger, being sorrowful at the hardening of their heart, he says to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other. 3:6 And the Pharisees went out and immediately were making* a counsel against him with the Herodians, how they might destroy him.

     {Mar 3:7-12 & Mat 12:15-21 Sea of Galilee.}

     3:7 And Jesus departed to the sea with his disciples, and a large multitude followed him from Galilee and from Judea, 3:8 and from Jerusalem and from Idumaea, and beyond-that of the Jordan, and those around Tyre and Sidon. This large multitude, having heard how-much he was doing, came to him. 3:9 And he spoke to his disciples, in order that a small-boat should wait-on him because of the crowd, in order that they might not press against him; 3:10 for* he healed many; so-that as many as had disorders fell upon him, in order that they might touch him. 3:11 And the unclean spirits, whenever they were viewing him, were falling down before him and cried, saying, You are the Son of God. 3:12 And he was rebuking them much, in order that they might not make* him apparent.

     {Mar 3:13-19a & Luk 6:12-16 Near Capernaum.}

     3:13 And he goes up into the mountain and calls to himself whom he wished, and they went to him. 3:14 And he made* the appointment of the twelve, in order that they might be with him and in order that he might send them forth to preach, 3:15 and to have authority to heal the diseases and to cast out demons. 3:16 And he added the name Peter to Simon; 3:17 and James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and those, he added to them the names Boanerges, which is, Sons of Thunder; 3:18 and Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James the son of Alphaeus and Thaddaeus and Simon the Canaanite, 3:19 and Judas Iscariot, who also gave him up to the Jews.

     {Mat 5:1 & Luk 6:17-20.} {Mat 5:2-12 & Luk 6:20-26.} {Mat 5:13-16.} {Mat 5:17-48 & Luk 6:27-36.} {Mat 6:1-34.} {Mat 7:1-6 & Luk 6:37-42.} {Mat 7:7-11.} {Mat 7:12 & Luk 6:31.} {Mat 7:13-23 & Luk 6:43-45.} {Mat 7:24-29 & Luk 6:46-49.} {Mat 8:1, 8:5-13 & Luk 7:1-10 Capernaum.} {Luk 7:11-17 At Nain in Galilee.} {Mat 11:2-30 & Luk 7:18-35 Galilee.} {Luk 7:36-50 Galilee.} {Luk 8:1-3 Journeying in Galilee.}

     {Mar 3:19b-30 & Mat 12:22-37.}

     And they come into a house. 3:20 And a crowd comes together again, so-that they were not even able to eat bread. 3:21 And when* those close beside him heard it, they went out to take-hold of him; for* they were saying, He is crazy.

     3:22 And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem were saying, He has Beelzebub, and, He is casting out the demons by the ruler of the demons.

     3:23 And having called them, he was speaking to them in parables: How is the Adversary able to cast out the Adversary? 3:24 And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom is not able to stand. 3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house is not able to stand. 3:26 And if the Adversary has stood up against himself, and has been divided, he is not able to stand, but has come to an end. 3:27 But no one having entered into the house of the strong man is able to plunder his goods, if he does not first bind the strong man, and then he may plunder his house. 3:28 Assuredly I am saying to you°, All their sins and blasphemies will be forgiven to the sons of men; as many things as they may blaspheme. 3:29 But whoever blasphemes at the Holy Spirit does not have forgiveness, forever, but is liable to an everlasting judgment. 3:30 (Because they were saying, 'He has an unclean spirit.')

     {Mat 12:38-45.}

     {Mar 3:31-35 & Mat 12:46-50 & Luk 8:19-21.}

     3:31 Therefore his brethren and his mother come, and standing outside, they sent to him, summoning him. 3:32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside seeking you.

     3:33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother or my brethren? 3:34 And having looked around in a circle at those sitting around him, he says, Behold, my mother and my brethren! 3:35 For* whoever is practicing the will of God, this one is my brother and sister and mother.

[Mark 4]

     {Mar 4:1-25 & Mat 13:1-23 & Luk 8:4-18 Sea of Galilee.}

     4:1 And again he began to teach beside the sea. And a large crowd was gathered together to him, so-that having stepped onto the ship, he sat in the sea, and all the crowd were next to the sea upon the land.

     4:2 And he was teaching them many things in parables and said to them in his teaching, 4:3 Listen°: behold, the sower went forth to sow, 4:4 and it happened, while* he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road and the birds came and devoured it. 4:5 But other seed fell upon the rocky-area, where it did not have much earth, and immediately it rose up, because it had no depth of earth; 4:6 now when* the sun rose, it was burnt, and it dried up because it had no root. 4:7 And other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns shot up and choked it, and it gave no fruit. 4:8 And other seed fell into the good soil and it was giving fruit, shooting up and growing, and it was bringing forth by thirty times, and by sixty times, and by a hundred times as much. 4:9 And he said, He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

     4:10 And when he happened to be alone, those who were around him together with the twelve, asked about the parable. 4:11 And he said to them, You° have been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things happen in parables; 4:12 in order that seeing, they may see and yet may not know, and hearing, they may hear and yet may not understand; lest they should turn again and their sins might be forgiven them.

     4:13 And he says to them, Do you° not know this parable? And how will you° know all the parables? 4:14 The sower is sowing the word. 4:15 Now these are those beside the road, where the word is sown, and whenever they hear, immediately the Adversary comes and takes away the word which has been sown in their hearts.

     4:16 And likewise, these are those who are sown upon the rocky-areas, who, whenever they hear the word, they immediately receive it with joy; 4:17 and they have no root in themselves, but are temporary. Thereafter, when* affliction or persecution has happened to them because of the word, immediately they stumble.

     4:18 And these are those who are sown among the thorns; these are those who hear the word, 4:19 and the anxieties of this age, and the deception of riches, and the lusts concerning all the rest of the worldly things travel into their hearts, are choking the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

     4:20 And these are those who were sown upon the good soil; who hear the word and accept it, and bear-fruit, by thirty times and by sixty times and by a hundred times.

     4:21 And he said to them, Do you come with a lamp in order that it might be placed under a peck container or under the bed? No, you bring it in order that it might be placed upon the lamp-stand. 4:22 For* there is not anything hidden, that it should not be made manifest, nor has anything secret happened, but in order that it should come into apparent view. 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.

     4:24 And he said to them, Beware° what you° are hearing; in what measure you° measure, it will be measured to you°, and to you° who hear, more will be added. 4:25 For* whoever has, to him will be given, and he who does not have, then what he has will be taken from him.

     {Mar 4:26-29; no parallel.}

     4:26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man cast seed upon the earth; 4:27 and he should sleep and should arise night and day, and the seed may sprout and should lengthen, he does not know how. 4:28 For* the earth is bearing-fruit by herself; first the blade, thereafter the top, then the full grain in the top. 4:29 But whenever the fruit is giving way, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest is standing ready.

     {Mat 13:24-30.}

     {Mar 4:30-34 & Mat 13:31-35.}

     4:30 And he said, To what may be similar to the kingdom of God? Or in what parable may we put it in comparison? 4:31 It is like a kernel of a mustard-seed, which, whenever it is sown upon the earth, though it is least compared to all the seeds that are upon the earth, 4:32 yet whenever it has been sown, it shoots up and becomes greater than all the herbs and produces great branches; so-that the birds of the heaven are able to nest under its shadow.

     4:33 And he was speaking the word to them with many such parables, as they were able to hear it. 4:34 But he was not speaking to them without a parable, but privately he was interpreting all things for his disciples.

     {Mat 13:36-53.}

     {Mar 4:35-41 & Mat:8:18-27 & Luk 8:22-25 Sea of Galilee.}

     4:35 And in that day, when* it became evening, he says to them, We should go through to the area beyond-that. 4:36 And having left the crowd, they take him with them, as he was in the ship. But also other small-boats were with him. 4:37 And there becomes a great gale of wind, and the waves were putting water into the ship, so-that the ship now was being filled with water. 4:38 And he himself was upon the stern, sleeping upon the cushion, and they arouse him from his sleep and say to him, Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?

     4:39 And he was aroused and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Be silent. Hush. And the wind paused and there became a great calm. 4:40 And he said to them, Why are you° so cowardly? How do you° not have faith?

     4:41 And they feared with a great fear, and were saying to one another, Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea are obeying* him?

[Mark 5]

     {Mar 5:1-21 & Mat 8:28-34 & Luk 8:26-40 Gergesa.}

     5:1 And they came to the area of the sea beyond-that, into the region of the Gadarenes. 5:2 And having come out of the ship, immediately a man encountered him out of the tombs in him was an unclean spirit, 5:3 who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no one was able to bind him, not even with chains. 5:4 Because of the same, he had been bound often with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn to shreds by him and the shackles had been crushed, and no one was strong-enough to tame him. 5:5 And he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones, night and day, in the mountains and in the tombs.

     5:6 Now when* he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him; 5:7 and crying out with a loud voice, he said, What is this thing with me and with you, Jesus, Son of the Highest God? I am imploring you by God, do° not torment me.

     5:8 For* he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit. 5:9 And he asked him, What is your name?

     And he answered, saying, My name is Legion, because we are many. 5:10 And he was pleading with him much in order that he might not send them away outside the region. 5:11 Now a great herd of swine was feeding there before the mountain. 5:12 And all the demons pleaded with him, saying, Send us into the swine, in order that we may enter into them. 5:13 And Jesus immediately permitted them. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered into the swine and the herd rushed down the cliff into the sea. Now they were approximately two thousand, and they were choking in the sea.

     5:14 Now those feeding the swine fled and reported it to the city and to the rural-area. And they came out to see what it was that has happened. 5:15 And they come to Jesus and were viewing he who was demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and he had his garments on and was sensible, and they were afraid. 5:16 But those who saw it described to them how it happened to he who was demon-possessed and concerning the swine. 5:17 And they began to plead with him to go away from their borders.

     5:18 And when* he stepped into the ship, he who had been demon-possessed was pleading with him in order that he might be with him. 5:19 But Jesus did not allow him, but says to him, Go to your house, to your own and report to them how-much the Lord has done for you and how he showed-mercy on you. 5:20 And he traveled and began to preach in Decapolis how-much Jesus had done for him and all were marveling.

     5:21 And when* Jesus had ferried over again in the ship to the area beyond-that, a large crowd was gathered to him, and he was beside the sea.

     {Mar 5:22-43 & Mat 9:18-26 & Luk 8:41-56 Capernaum.}

     5:22 And behold one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, comes and seeing him, he falls at his feet; 5:23 and was pleading with him much, saying, My young-daughter is holding on her last moments. I pray that* you come and might lay your hands on her, *that she may be cured and will live. 5:24 And he went with him.

     And a large crowd was following him and they were pressing against him. 5:25 And a certain woman, being in her a flowing of blood for twelve years, 5:26 and had suffered many things under many physicians and had spent all that she had and was profited nothing, but rather having come to be worse. 5:27 Having heard concerning Jesus, she came in the crowd behind and touched his garment. 5:28 For* she was saying, Even if I touch but his garments, I will be cured. 5:29 And immediately the spring of her blood was dried up, and she knew that she had been healed from the disorder in her body. 5:30 And immediately Jesus, fully knowing in himself that the power had gone forth from him and having turned around in the crowd, said, Who touched my garments?

     5:31 And his disciples were saying to him, You see the crowd pressing against you and you say, Who touched me? 5:32 And he was looking around to see her who had done this thing. 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what has happened upon her, came and fell down before him and spoke all the truth to him.

     5:34 And he said to her, Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace and be healthy from your disorder.

     5:35 While* he is still speaking, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, Your daughter is dead. Why are you still bothering the Teacher?

     5:36 But Jesus immediately having heard the word being spoken, says to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not fear, only believe. 5:37 And he allowed no one to follow him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 5:38 And he comes to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and he views an uproar, many weeping and wailing. 5:39 And having entered in, he says to them, Why are you° in an uproar and weeping? The child is not dead, but is sleeping. 5:40 And they were laughing at him. But having cast them all out, he takes the father of the child and her mother and those with him and he traveled into where the child was reclining. 5:41 And taking-hold of the child by the hand, he says to her, Talitha kumi; which is, after being translated, Girl, I say to you, Arise. 5:42 And immediately the girl rose* up and was walking; for* she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 5:43 And he ordered them much in order that no one should know this and he said that something should be given to her to eat.

[Mark 6]

     {Mat 9:27-34 Probably Capernaum.}

     {Mar 6:1-6a & Mat 13:54-58 Nazareth.}

     6:1 And he went out from there, and he came into his fatherland, and his disciples follow him. 6:2 And when* it became the Sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing him were being astounded, saying, From where did this one receive these things? And what is the wisdom which has been given to this man? And how are such miracles happening through his hands? 6:3 Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Jude and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were being offended at him.

     6:4 But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his fatherland and among his own relatives and in his own house. 6:5 And he was not able to do any miracle there, except that he laid his hands upon a few who were sick and healed them. 6:6 And he was marveling because of their unbelief.

     {Mar 6:6b-13 & Mat 9:35-10:42 & Luk 9:1-6 Third circuit of Galilee.}

     And he was going around the villages in a circle, teaching.

     6:7 And he calls to him the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and he was giving them authority over the unclean spirits; 6:8 and he commanded them in order that they should take nothing *for the journey, except only a staff; no knapsack, no bread, no brass coins in the belt; 6:9 but only tied on sandals, also do° not clothe yourselves with two tunics. 6:10 And he said to them, Wherever you° enter into a house, abide° there until you° should go from there. 6:11 And as many as may not accept you°, nor may not hear you°, while traveling out from there, shake-off° the dust which is underneath your° feet *for a testimony to them. Assuredly, I am saying to you°, It will be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 6:12 And they, the twelve, went out and were preaching in order that they all should repent. 6:13 And they were casting out many demons and anointing many with oil who were sick and healing them.

     {Mar 6:14-29 & Mat 14:1-12 & Luk 9:7-9.}

     6:14 And King Herod heard of this; for* his name had become apparent and he said, John the Immerser* was raised from the dead and because of this, these powers are working in him.

     6:15 Others were saying, It is Elijah.

     But others were saying, It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.

     6:16 But when* he heard of it, Herod said, John, whom I beheaded, it is he, he was raised from the dead.

     6:17 For* Herod himself had sent forth and took-hold of John and bound him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. 6:18 For* John said to Herod, 'It is not legal for you to have your brother's wife.' 6:19 But Herodias was holding it against him. And she was willing to kill him and was not able; 6:20 for* Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and was protecting him. And having heard him, he was doing many things, and was gladly hearing him, often.

     6:21 And when* it happened to be an opportune day, along with his birthday, when Herod made* a supper to his great-men and the commanders, and the foremost men of Galilee; 6:22 and the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, and she pleased Herod and those who reclined at the meal together with him. And the king said to the girl, Ask me whatever you wish and I will be giving it to you. 6:23 And he swore to her, Whatever you might ask me, I will be giving it to you, up to half of my kingdom.

     6:24 Now she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask for?

     Now she said, The head of John the Immerser*.

     6:25 And she came in promptly to the king and diligently asked, saying, I wish that* you might give me immediately the head of John the Immerser* upon a platter.

     6:26 And the king became very sorrowful, but because of his oaths and those who reclined at the meal together with him, he did not wish to reject her. 6:27 And immediately, the king sent forth an executioner and commanded his head to be brought. 6:28 Now he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head upon a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 6:29 And when* his disciples heard of it, they came and lifted up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.

     {Mar 6:30-32 & Mat 14:13 & Luk 9:10 & Joh 6:1 East shore of Galilee.}

     6:30 And the apostles are gathered together with Jesus, and they reported to him all things, both how-much they had done and how-much they had taught. 6:31 And he said to them, You° yourselves come-here° privately into a desolate place and rest° yourselves a few. For* there were many coming and going and they had not even had an opportunity to eat. 6:32 And they went away into a desolate place by ship privately.

     {Mar 6:33-44 & Mat 14:13-21 & Luk 9:11-17 & Joh 6:2-14.}

     6:33 And the crowds saw them going and many recognized him and they ran together there on foot from all the cities and went before them, and came together to him. 6:34 And Jesus came forth, and saw a large crowd and he had compassion upon them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd and he began to teach them many things.

     6:35 And since it was already becoming a late hour, his disciples came to him and say, The place is desolate and already it is a late hour; 6:36 dismiss them, in order that they may go into the circle of the rural-area and villages, and may buy bread for themselves, for* they might not have anything to eat.

     6:37 But he answered and said to them, Give° them something to eat.

     And they say to him, Should we go away and buy two hundred denarii worth of loaves, and might give them that to eat?

     6:38 Now he says to them, How many loaves do you° have? Go° and see°.

     And when* they knew, they said, Five and two fish. 6:39 And he commanded them all to recline by groups; all the groups upon the pale-green grass. 6:40 And they leaned-back in rows of a hundred apiece and rows of fifty apiece. 6:41 And he took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he gave-thanks and broke the loaves, and he was giving them to his disciples in order that they might place the bread beside them, and he divided the two fish among them all. 6:42 And they all ate and were fed. 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets of broken pieces, and also pieces of the fish. 6:44 And those who were eating the loaves were approximately five thousand men.

     {Mar 6:45-56 & Mat 14:22-36 & Joh 6:15-21.}

     6:45 And immediately he urged his disciples to step onto the ship, and to precede him to the area beyond-that into Bethsaida, until he should dismiss the crowd. 6:46 And after he had bid farewell to them, he went away into the mountain to pray.

     6:47 And having become evening, the ship was in the middle of the sea and he was alone upon the land. 6:48 And he saw them tormented by the rowing, for* the wind was adverse to them, and he comes to them around the fourth watch of the night, walking upon the sea, and he was willing to have passed by them. 6:49 But when* they saw him walking upon the sea, they thought it to be an apparition and cried out; 6:50 for* they all saw him and were disturbed. But immediately, he spoke with them, and says to them, Have° courage. I am here. Do° not be afraid. 6:51 And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind paused, and they were exceedingly, exceptionally, astonished in themselves and marveled! 6:52 For* they did not understand what happened on the loaves, for* their heart was hardening. 6:53 And having ferried over, they came upon the land of Gennesaret and they were anchored there, 6:54 and coming out of the ship, immediately the people recognized him.

     6:55 Having ran around that whole region around there, they began to carry around those who were ill upon their pallets, where they were hearing: he is over there. 6:56 And wherever he was traveling, if into villages or cities or the rural-area, they were laying the sick in the marketplaces and was pleading with him, in order that if-only they might touch the hem of his garment, and as many as would touch him were being cured.

[Mark 7]

     {Joh 6:22-71 Synagogue in Capernaum.}

     {Mar 7:1-23 & Mat 15:1-20 & Joh 7:1 Galilee, probably Capernaum Spring 29 AD.}

     7:1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes are gathered together to see him, having come from Jerusalem, 7:2 and having seen some of his disciples eating their bread with common, that is, unwashed hands, they found-fault. 7:3 For* the Pharisees and all the Jews, if they do not wash their hands scrubbing with the fist, do not eat, holding-fast the tradition of the elders; 7:4 and when coming from the marketplace, they do not eat if they do not immerse* {bathe} themselves first, and there are many other things which they took to holding-fast, like immersions* {Or, O.T. ceremonial washings} of cups and pint pitchers and brass kettles and cots. 7:5 Thereafter, the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why are your disciples not walking according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?

     7:6 But he answered and said to them, Isaiah did prophesy well concerning you° hypocrites, as it has been written, 'This people are honoring me with their lips, but their heart is faraway from me. 7:7 But they are worshiping me in futility, teaching as their teachings– the commandments of men.' {Isa 29:13} 7:8 For* while leaving the commandment of God, you° are holding-fast the tradition of men, like immersions* of pint pitchers and cups, and you° practice many other such similar things.

     7:9 And he said to them, You° reject well the commandment of God, in order that you° may keep your° tradition. 7:10 For* Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother.' {Exo 20:12 & Deu 5:16} And, 'He who is speaking evil of father or mother, let him be ended by the sentence of death.' {Exo 21:17 & Lev 20:9} 7:11 But you° say, If a man says to his father or his mother, Whatever you might have been profited from me is Corban. (That is, a gift). 7:12 And so you° no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother, 7:13 invalidating the word of God by your° tradition, which you° have been given, and you° practice many such similar things.

     7:14 And having called to him all the crowd again, he said to them, All, hear° me and understand°. 7:15 There is nothing outside the man, that traveling into him is able to desecrate him, but the things which travel out from him, those are the things which defile the man. 7:16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.

     7:17 And when he entered into the house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 7:18 And he says to them, So are you° also without understanding? Are you° not perceiving, that whatever is outside, travels into the man, is not able to desecrate him; 7:19 because it is not traveling into his heart, but into his belly and travels into the sewer? (He said thus, cleansing all foods.) 7:20 Now he said, What travels out from the man, this desecrates the man. 7:21 For* evil reasonings travel from inside, out of the heart of men, such as: adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, 7:22 greedy-acts, wickednesses, treachery, unbridled-lusts, an evil eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, foolishness. 7:23 All these evil things travel from inside, and desecrate the man.

     {Mar 7:24 & Mat 15:21.}

     7:24 And he stood up and went away from there, into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house and wished no one to know it, and he was not able to elude them.

     {Mar 7:25-30 & Mat 15:22-28 Tyre and Sidon.}

     7:25 For* a woman, having heard things concerning him, whose young-daughter had an unclean spirit, came and fell down before his feet. 7:26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she requested of him in order that he might cast forth the demon out of her daughter. 7:27 But Jesus said to her, Allow the children first to be fed; for* it is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the puppies.

     7:28 But she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord; for* even the puppies underneath the table eat of the children's crumbs.

     7:29 And he said to her, Because of these words, go; the demon has come out of your daughter. 7:30 And she went away to her house and found the child put upon her cot, the demon having gone forth.

     {Mar 7:31 & Mat 15:29 Avoiding Herod's territory.}

     7:31 And again, having gone out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, between the borders of Decapolis.

     {Mar 7:32-37 & Mat 15:30-31 Magadan and Bethsaida Summer 29 AD.}

     7:32 And they bring to him a speaking impaired deaf man and they plead with him in order that he might lay his hand on him. 7:33 And having taken him away from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spits, and touched his tongue; 7:34 and looking up to heaven, he groaned and says to him, Ephphatha. (That is, Be opened.) 7:35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking correctly. 7:36 And he ordered them in order that they should tell no one, but as many things as he was ordering them not to tell, rather, they were preaching it even-more.

     7:37 And they were being abundantly astounded, saying, He has done all things well; he makes* even the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak.

[Mark 8]

     {Mar 8:1-8:9 & Mat 15:32-38.}

     8:1 The crowd was enormous in those days, and they do not have anything to eat. Jesus, having called to him his disciples, says to them, 8:2 I have compassion upon the crowd, because they already remain with me for three days and do not have anything that they might eat. 8:3 And if I dismiss them starving to their house, they will be fainting on the road; for* some of them have come from far away.

     8:4 And his disciples answered him, From where shall anyone be able to feed these men bread here in the wilderness?

     8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves do you° have?

     Now they said, Seven.

     8:6 And he commanded the crowd to lean-back upon the soil. And he took the seven loaves, and having given-thanks, he broke them and was giving them to his disciples, in order that they might place them beside them, and they placed them beside the crowd. 8:7 And they were holding a few small-fish, and having given-thanks, he said to his disciples to also place these beside them. 8:8 Now they ate and were fed, and they took up an abundance of broken pieces– seven baskets. 8:9 Now those who had eaten were approximately four thousand, and he dismissed them.

     {Mar 8:10-26 & Mat 15:39-16:12 Near Caesarea Philippi Summer 29 AD.}

     8:10 And immediately he stepped into the ship with his disciples and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

     8:11 And the Pharisees came forth and began to debate together with him, seeking from him a sign from the heaven, testing him. 8:12 And having groaned deeply in his spirit, he says, Why is this generation seeking a sign? Assuredly I am saying to you°, As if a sign will be given to this generation. 8:13 And he left them, and again stepping onto a ship, went away to the area beyond-that.

     8:14 And they forgot to take bread, and they did not have any bread, except one loaf in the ship with them. 8:15 And he ordered them, saying, Behold° and beware° of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

     8:16 And they were reasoning with one another, saying, It is because we have no bread.

     8:17 And Jesus knew it and says to them, Why are you° reasoning so, because you° have no bread? Do you° still not perceive, nor understand? Do you° still have your° heart hardened? 8:18 Having eyes, do you° not see? Having ears, do you° not hear? And do you° not remember? 8:19 When I broke the five loaves *for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you° lift up?

     They say to him, Twelve.

     8:20 Now when the seven to the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you° lift up?

     Now they said, Seven.

     8:21 And he said to them, How do you° not yet understand?

     8:22 And he comes to Bethsaida. And they bring to him a blind man and plead with him in order that he might touch him. 8:23 And grabbing the blind man by the hand, he led him outside the village, and having spit into his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him if he sees anything.

     8:24 And he, having looked up, said, I see men, because I behold them like walking trees. 8:25 Thereafter he laid his hands upon his eyes again, and he made* him to look at him. And he was restored and saw all men distinctly.

     8:26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor say anything to anyone in the village.

     {Mar 8:27-30 & Mat 16:13-20 & Luk 9:18-21 Caesarea Philippi.}

     8:27 And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and on the road he asked his disciples, saying to them, Who do men say that I am?

     8:28 Now they answered, John the Immerser* and others, Elijah, but others, One of the prophets.

     8:29 And he asked them, But who do you° say that I am?

     Now Peter answering, says to him, You are the Christ. 8:30 And he rebuked them in order that they should speak to no one concerning him.

     {Mar 8:31-9:1 & Mat 16:21-28 & Luk 9:22-27 Caesarea Philippi.}

     8:31 And he began to teach them, that it is essential for the Son of Man to suffer many things and to be rejected* by the elders and the high-priests and the scribes, and be killed, and to rise* up after three days. 8:32 And he was speaking the word frankly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him. 8:33 But he turning again, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Go behind me, adversary, because you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.

     8:34 And having called the crowd together with his disciples to him, he said to them, Whoever wishes to follow after me, let him deny himself, and lift up his cross and follow me. 8:35 For* whoever wishes to save his life will be losing it, and whoever loses his life because of me and because of the good-news, this one will be saving it. 8:36 For* what will it profit a man, if he has gained the whole world and should forfeit his soul? 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 8:38 For* whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this generation, the adulteress and sinner, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him, whenever he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy messengers. [Mark 9] 9:1 And he was saying to them, Assuredly I am saying to you°, There are some of those standing here, who may never* taste of death, until they should see the kingdom of God having come in power.

     {Mar 9:2-13 & Mat 17:1-13 & Luk 9:28-36 Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:2 And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John and brings them up alone into a high mountain privately, and he was transfigured before them; 9:3 and his garments became gleaming, exceedingly white like snow, such-as no launderer upon the earth is able to whiten. 9:4 And Elijah, together with Moses, appeared to them, and they were speaking together with Jesus.

     9:5 And Peter answered and says to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here, and we should make* three tabernacles; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 9:6 For* he did not know what he would {Greek: will} say; for* they were fearful.

     9:7 And there became a cloud overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear° him! 9:8 And suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one anymore, but only Jesus with themselves.

     9:9 Now while coming down from the mountain, he ordered them in order that they should describe to no one what they saw, except whenever the Son of Man rises* up from the dead. 9:10 And they took-hold of the word for themselves, debating together with themselves, What is the rising* up from the dead? 9:11 And they asked him, saying, How is it that the scribes say that it is essential for Elijah to come first?

     9:12 But he answered and said to them, Elijah indeed comes first and restores all things, and how it has been written of the Son of Man, in order that he should suffer many things and should be scorned? 9:13 But I am saying to you°, that Elijah has come, and they have also done to him as many things as they willed, just-as it has been written of him.

     {Mar 9:14-29 & Mat 17:14-21 & Luk 9:37-43 Region of Caesarea Philippi.}

     9:14 And when* he came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes debating together with them. 9:15 And immediately all the crowd, having seen him, were utterly amazed, and running up to him, they were greeting him. 9:16 And he asked the scribes, What are you° debating together with them?

     9:17 And one out of the crowd answered and said, Teacher, I brought my son to you, who has a mute spirit; 9:18 and wherever it overtakes him, it rips at him and he foams and grinds his teeth and he is dried up, and I spoke to your disciples in order that they might cast it out, and yet they were not strong-enough.

     9:19 But he answered and says, O unbelieving generation, until when shall I be with you°? Until when shall I tolerate you°? Bring° him to me. 9:20 And they brought him to him, and when* he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell upon the earth. He was wallowing– foaming. 9:21 Now he asked his father, How much time has things like this happened to him?

     And he said, From childhood. 9:22 And often it has cast him both into fire and into waters, in order that it might destroy him, but if you are able to do anything, help us and have compassion upon us.

     9:23 Now Jesus said to him, If you are able to believe. All things are possible to the one who believes.

     9:24 And immediately the father of the child cried out with tears and said, I believe; Lord, help me with my unbelief.

     9:25 Now when* Jesus saw that a crowd was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, I command you, the mute and deaf spirit, come out of him and enter into him no longer.

     9:26 And having cried out and convulsed him much, it came out, and the boy became like one dead; so-that many said, He is dead.

     9:27 But having taken-hold of him by the hand, Jesus lifted him up, and he stood up. 9:28 And having entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is it that we were not able to cast it out?

     9:29 And he said to them, This variety is not able to come out by anything, except in prayer and fasting.

     {Mar 9:30-32 & Mat 17:22-23 & Luk 9:43-45 Return to Galilee.}

     9:30 And they went forth from there, and were traveling through Galilee, and he did not wish that* anyone should know it. 9:31 For* he was teaching his disciples and was saying to them, The Son of Man is to be given up into the hands of men, and they will be killing him, and having been killed, he will be risen* in the third day. 9:32 But they were not considering the declaration, and were afraid to ask him.

     {Mat 17:24-27 Capernaum Sept. 29 AD.}

     {Mar 9:33-50 & Mat 18:1-14 & Luk 9:46-50 Sept. 29 AD.}

     9:33 And he came to Capernaum, and when* he happened to be in the house he asked them, What were you° reasoning among yourselves by the road? 9:34 But they were silent; for* they had reasoned with one another on the road, who was greater. 9:35 And having sat down, he summoned the twelve, and he said to them, If anyone wishes to be first, he will be last of all and servant of all. 9:36 And having taken a little child, he stood it in the midst of them. And having wrapped it in his arms, he said to them, 9:37 Whoever accepts one little child of such in my name, accepts me, and whoever accepts me, does not accept me, but he who sent me.

     9:38 Now John answered him, saying, Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, who is not following us, and we did forbid him because he is not following us.

     9:39 But Jesus said, Do° not forbid him; for* there is no one who will be doing a miracle in my name, and be able to speak evil of me quickly. 9:40 For* he who is not against you° is working on your° behalf. 9:41 For* whoever gives you° a cup of water to drink in my name, because you° are of Christ, assuredly I am saying to you°, He may never* lose his reward. 9:42 And whoever offends one of these little ones who believe in me, it is good for him rather if a mill's stone encompassed his neck, and he has been cast into the sea.

     9:43 And if your hand offends you, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life crippled, rather than having your two hands, and to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 9:44 where a maggot of them is not dead* and the fire is not quenched. 9:45 And if your foot offends you, cut it off. It is good for you to enter into life lame, rather than having your two feet, and to be cast into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 9:46 where a maggot is not dead* and the fire is not quenched. 9:47 And if your eye offends you, cast it out. It is good for you to enter into the kingdom of God one-eyed, rather than having two eyes, and to be cast into the hell of fire, 9:48 where a maggot of them is not dying and the fire is not quenched. 9:49 For* everyone will be salted with fire and every sacrifice will be salted with salt. 9:50 The salt is good, but if the salt has become non-salty, in what shall you° season it? Have° salt in yourselves and be° at peace one with* another.

[Mark 10]

     {Mat 18:15-35.} {Joh 7:2-9; Galilee, probably Capernaum.} {Luk 9:51-56 & Joh 7:10; Samaria, Sept., 29 AD.} {Luk 9:57-62.} {Joh 7:11-10:1-21; Jerusalem, Oct., 29 AD.} {Luk 10:1-24; Probably Judea, Oct., 29 AD.} {Luk 10:25-37; Probably Judea.} {Luk 10:38-42; Bethany, near Jerusalem.} {Luk 11:1-13; Probably Judea.} {Luk 11:14-13:9.} {Luk 13:10-21; Probably Peraea.} {Joh 10:22-42; Jerusalem and beyond Jordan.} {Luk 13:22-35; Peraea; Luk 14:1-24 Probably Peraea; Luk 14:25-17:10.} {Joh 11:1-46; Peraea to Bethany, Jan. 30 AD; Joh 11:47-54; Jerusalem and Ephraim in Judea.} {Luk 17:11-37; Borders of Samaria and Galilee; Luk 18:1-14.}

     {Mar 10:1-12 & Mat 19:1-12.}

     10:1 And having risen* up from there, he goes into the borders of Judea through the area beyond-that of the Jordan, and crowds travel together to him again. And as he had been accustomed, he was teaching them again. 10:2 And having come to him, the Pharisees asked him, testing him, Is it legal for a man to divorce his wife?

     10:3 But he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you°?

     10:4 But they said, Moses permitted us to write a document of divorcement and to divorce her. {Deu 24:1}

     10:5 And Jesus answered and said to them, He wrote this commandment for you°, for your° hardness of heart. 10:6 But 'God made* them male and female' from the beginning of the creation. {Gen 1:27, 5:2} 10:7 'Because of this, a man will be leaving his father and mother and will be joined to his wife; 10:8 and the two will become one flesh,' so-that they are no more two, but one flesh. {Gen 2:24} 10:9 Therefore, what God has yoked together, let man not separate.

     10:10 And in the house, his disciples asked him again concerning the same thing. 10:11 And he says to them, Whoever divorces his wife and should marry another is committing adultery against her; 10:12 and if a woman divorces her husband and should marry another, she is committing adultery.

     {Mar 10:13-16 & Mat 19:13-15 & Luk 18:15-17 Peraea.}

     10:13 And they were bringing to him little children, in order that he might touch them, but the disciples were rebuking those bringing them. 10:14 But when* Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, Allow° the little children to come to me, and do° not forbid them; for* of such is the kingdom of God. 10:15 Assuredly I am saying to you°, Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a little child, he may never* enter into it. 10:16 And having wrapped them in his arms, and laying his hands upon them, he was blessing them.

     {Mar 10:17-31 & Mat 19:16-20:16 & Luk 18:18-30 Peraea.}

     10:17 And while traveling toward the road, one ran up to him and knelt before him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what should I practice in order that I may inherit everlasting life?

     10:18 But Jesus said to him, Why do you call* me good? None is good except one, our God. 10:19 You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery. Do not murder. Do not steal. Do not falsely testify. Do not defraud. Honor your father and mother.' {Exo 20:12-16 & Deu 5:16-20}

     10:20 But he answered and said to him, Teacher, I have observed all these things from my youth.

     10:21 Now Jesus looking at him, loved* him, and said to him, You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell as many things as you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. And come-here, follow me, having lifted up your cross. 10:22 But being dismal upon the word, he went away and was sorrowing; for* he had many properties.

     10:23 And Jesus, having looked around, says to his disciples, How those who have wealth will hardly enter into the kingdom of God! 10:24 Now the disciples were being amazed upon his words. But Jesus again answered and says to them, Children, how hard it is for those who have confidence in wealth to enter into the kingdom of God! 10:25 It is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

     10:26 Now they were being astounded even-more with themselves, saying to him, Then who is able to be saved?

     10:27 But Jesus, having looked at them, says, It is impossible with men, but not with God; for* all things are possible with God.

     10:28 Peter began to say to him, Behold, we have left all and have followed you.

     10:29 But Jesus answered and said, Assuredly I am saying to you°, There is no one who has left his house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields, because of me and because of the good-news, 10:30 who may not receive a hundred-times that now in this time, houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and fields, with persecutions, and everlasting life in the world to come. 10:31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.

     {Mar 10:32-45 & Mat 20:17-28 & Luk 18:31-34; Peraea or Judea, near Jordan.}

     10:32 Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was leading them and they were being amazed, and following, were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things which are about to befall him, 10:33 saying, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be given up to the high-priests and the scribes, and they will be condemning him to death and will be giving him to the Gentiles, 10:34 and they will be mocking him and will be scourging him and will be spitting on him and will be killing him, and he will rise* up in the third day.

     10:35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, travel before him, saying, Teacher, we wish that* whatever we ask, you might do it for us.

     10:36 But he said to them, What are you° wishing me to do for you°?

     10:37 Now they said to him, Give to us that* we may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left hand in your glory.

     10:38 But Jesus said to them, You° do not know what you° are asking for yourselves. Are you° able to drink the cup that I am drinking? And to be immersed* in the immersion* that I am immersed* in?

     10:39 Now they said to him, We are able.

     But Jesus said to them, Indeed the cup that I am drinking, you° will be drinking, and the immersion* that I am immersed* in, you° will be immersed* in. 10:40 But to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give, but it is for them for whom it has been prepared. 10:41 And when* the ten heard it, they began to be indignant concerning James and John.

     10:42 Now having called them to him, Jesus says to them, You° know that those who seem to rule over the Gentiles are lording it over them, and their great ones are wielding authority over them. 10:43 But it will not be so among you°, but rather, whoever wishes to become great among you° will be your° servant; 10:44 and whoever wishes to become first among you° will be bondservant of all. 10:45 For* the Son of Man also did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a redemption in exchange-for many.

     {Mar 10:46-52 & Mat 20:29-34 & Luk 18:35-43; Jericho.}

     10:46 And they come into Jericho, and while traveling from Jericho with his disciples and a considerable crowd, Bartimaeus, the blind son of Timaeus, was sitting and begging beside the road. 10:47 And when* he heard that it is Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, Jesus, you, the son of David, show-mercy to me. 10:48 And many were rebuking him, in order that he should be silent, but he was crying out much more, Son of David, show-mercy to me.

     10:49 And Jesus stood still and asked for him to be summoned.

     And they summon the blind man, saying to him, Have courage. Arise; he is summoning you. 10:50 Now he came to Jesus, having cast away his garment, and having stood up.

     10:51 And Jesus answered and says to him, What do you wish that I might do for you?

     Now the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that* I may recover my sight.

     10:52 Now Jesus said to him, Go; your faith has saved you. And immediately he recovered his sight and was following Jesus on the road.

[Mark 11]

     {Luk 19:1-28; Jericho.} {Joh 11:55-12:1, 9-11 Bethany March 31- April 1, 30 AD.}

     {The week of Jesus' crucifixion. Mar 11:1-11 & Mat 21:1-12, 14-17 & Luk 19:29-44 & Joh 12:12-19 Bethany to Jerusalem and back Sun. April 2, 30 AD.}

     11:1 And when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, toward the Mountain of Olives, he sends two of his disciples, 11:2 and says to them, Go° into the village which is in front of you° and immediately when* you° travel into it, you° will find a colt that has been tied upon which no man {Greek: no one of men} has sat; when* you° have loosed it, lead° it here. 11:3 And if anyone says to you°, Why are you° doing this? Say° that the Lord has need of him, and immediately he will send it here. 11:4 Now they went away and found a colt that has been tied at the door outside in the road, and they loose him.

     11:5 And some of those who are standing there were saying to them, What are you° doing, loosening the colt?

     11:6 And they said to them just-as Jesus had commanded and they let them leave. 11:7 And they led the colt to Jesus and cast their garments upon it, and he sat upon it. 11:8 But many spread their garments upon the road, and others were cutting down foliage from the trees and were spreading them in the road. 11:9 And those who precede him and those who followed him, were crying out, saying, Hosanna; he who comes in the name of the Lord has been blessed. 11:10 The kingdom which is coming in the name of the Lord of our father David has been blessed. Hosanna in the highest.

     11:11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple, and having looked around on all things, already being the evening hour, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

     {Mar 11:12-18 & Mat 21:18, 19, 12, 13 & Luk 19:45-48 Road from Bethany to Jerusalem Mon.}

     11:12 And on the next-day, having come out from Bethany, he hungered. 11:13 And seeing a fig tree from afar having leaves, he came to see if he will then find anything in it, and when* he came upon it, he found nothing except leaves; for* it was not the time of figs. 11:14 And Jesus answered and said to it, No one may eat fruit from you– no longer, forever. And his disciples heard it.

     11:15 And they come to Jerusalem and Jesus entered into the temple and began to cast out those who are selling and buying in the temple, and turned over the tables of the brokers and the chairs of those who are selling the doves; 11:16 and he was not allowing, that* anyone should carry goods through the temple. 11:17 And he was teaching them, saying to them, Has it not been written, 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But you° have made* it a den of robbers.' {Isa 56:7 and Jer 7:11} 11:18 And the scribes and the high-priests heard it and were seeking how they might destroy him, but they feared him, because all the crowd was being astounded at his teaching.

     {Mar 11:19-26 & Mat 21:20-22 & Luk 21:37-38 Road from Bethany to Jerusalem Tues.}

     11:19 And when it became evening, he traveled outside the city. 11:20 And in the morning, while traveling by, they saw the fig tree that has been dried up from the roots. 11:21 And Peter, having remembered, says to him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which you cursed, it has been dried up.

     11:22 And Jesus answered and says to them, Have° faith of God. 11:23 For* assuredly I am saying to you°, Whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and be cast into the sea, and should not doubt in his heart, but should believe that what he says happens; whatever he says will be to him. 11:24 Because of this, I am saying to you°, All things, as many things as you° may ask for when praying, believe° that you° receive them and you° will have them. 11:25 And whenever you° stand praying, if you° have anything against anyone, forgive° them; in order that your° Father the one in the heavens may also forgive you° your° trespasses. 11:26 But if you° do not forgive, neither will your° Father, the one in the heavens, be forgiving your° trespasses.

     {Mar 11:27-33 & Mat 21:23-27 & Luk 20:1-8 Courtyard of the Temple, Tues.}

     11:27 And they come again to Jerusalem, and while* he is walking in the temple, the high-priests and the scribes and the elders come to him; 11:28 and they say to him, By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority, in order that you should do these things?

     11:29 But Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask you° one question, and answer° me, and I will tell you° by what authority I am doing these things. 11:30 The immersion* of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer° me.

     11:31 And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will be saying, Therefore why did you° not believe him? 11:32 But should we say, From men? (They feared the people. All held that John really was a prophet.)

     11:33 And they answered and say to Jesus, We do not know.

     And Jesus answered and says to them, Neither do I tell you° by what authority I am doing these things.

[Mark 12]

     {Mat 21:28-32.} {Mar 12:1-12 & Mat 21:33-46 & Luk 20:9-19.}

     12:1 And he began to speak to them in parables: A man planted a vineyard and placed a fence around it and shoveled a winepress in it and built a tower, and rented it out to farmers and went-abroad. 12:2 And at the harvest time, he sent a bondservant to the farmers, in order that he might receive from the fruit of the vineyard from the farmers. 12:3 But they took him and whipped him and sent him away empty handed. 12:4 And again, he sent another bondservant to them, and having stoned him, they bashed his head and sent him away, having dishonored him. 12:5 And again, he sent another, and they killed him and many others, whipping some but killing others. 12:6 Therefore, he still had one, his beloved son; he also sent him last to them, saying, They will be revering my son. 12:7 But those farmers said to themselves, This is the heir. Come-here°. We should kill him and the inheritance will be ours. 12:8 And they took him and killed him and cast him forth outside the vineyard. 12:9 Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard be doing? He will come and will destroy the farmers and will be giving the vineyard to others. 12:10 Have you° not even read this Scripture, 'The stone which the builders rejected*, this has become the head of the corner; 12:11 this came* from the Lord and it is marvelous in our eyes'? {Psa 118:22-23} 12:12 And they were seeking to take-hold of him, and yet they feared the crowd. They knew that he spoke the parable to them and they left him and went away.

     {Mat 22:1-14.} {Mar 12:13-17 & Mat 22:15-22 & Luk 20:20-26 Courtyard of the Temple, Tues.}

     12:13 And they send to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, in order that they might catch him in his speech. 12:14 Now when* they came, they say to him, Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care concerning one's appearance. You do not look at the countenance of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it legal to give tribute to Caesar or not? 12:15 Should we give or should we not give?

     But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why are you° testing me? Bring° me a denarius {a standard day's pay}, in order that I may see it. 12:16 Now they brought it. And he says to them, Whose face is this image and inscription?

     Now they said to him, Caesar's.

     12:17 And Jesus answered and said to them, Give° to Caesar the things which are Caesar's and give to God the things which are God's. And they marveled at him.

     {Mar 12:18-27 & Mat 22:23-33 & Luk 20:27-39.}

     12:18 And the Sadducees come to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him, saying, 12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If anyone's brother dies and if he leaves a wife behind him and if he leaves no child, that* his brother should take his wife and should raise* up seed to his brother. {Deu 25:5} 12:20 There were seven brethren and the first took a wife and dying left no seed; 12:21 and the second took her and died, and left no seed, and the third likewise*; 12:22 and the seven took her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. 12:23 In the resurrection, whenever they rise* up, whose wife will she be of them? For* the seven had her as their wife.

     12:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, Are you° not being misled because of this, by not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God? 12:25 For* whenever they will rise* up from the dead, they neither marry, nor are they betrothed, but are like messengers the ones in the heavens. 12:26 But concerning the dead, that they are raised; have you° not read in the book of Moses, at the place concerning the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob'? {Exo 3:6} 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Therefore, you° are much misled.

     {Mar 12:28-34 & Mat 22:34-40 & Luk 20:40.}

     12:28 And one of the scribes came and heard them debating together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?

     12:29 But Jesus answered, The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one'; 12:30 and 'You will love* the Lord your God from all your heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.' This is the first commandment. {Deu 6:4-6} 12:31 And the second is similar, 'You will love* your neighbor like yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these. {Lev 19:18}

     12:32 And the scribe said to him, In truth, Teacher, you have said well that he is one, and there is no other except* him; 12:33 and to love* him from the whole heart and from the whole intelligence and from the whole soul and from the whole strength and to love* his neighbor like himself, is more-than all the whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

     12:34 And when* Jesus saw that he answered with perception, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no one was daring enough to ask him anymore.

     {Mar 12:35-37 & Mat 22:41-46 & Luk 20:41-44.}

     12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while teaching in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 12:36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit, 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I should place your enemies as the footstool of your feet.' {Psa 110:1} 12:37 Therefore David himself calls* him Lord, and is he his son? From where? And the large crowd was gladly hearing him.

     {Mar 12:38-40 & Mat 23:1-39 & Luk 20:45-47 Courts of the Temple, Tues.}

     12:38 And he said to them in his teaching, Beware° of things from the scribes, who wish to walk in long robes and to have greetings in the marketplaces, 12:39 and the foremost seats in the synagogues and foremost-places at the suppers. 12:40 They are those who devour widows' houses and are praying long prayers for a pretext; these will be receiving even-more condemnation.

     {Mar 12:41-44 & Luk 21:1-4 In the Temple Treasury, Tues.}

     12:41 And having sat down opposite the treasury, Jesus was viewing how the crowd cast brass coins into the treasury, and many who were rich were casting in much. 12:42 And a poor widow came and she cast in two bronze-coins, which is equal to a copper coin. 12:43 And he called his disciples to him and says to them, Assuredly I am saying to you°, This poor widow has cast in more-than all those who are casting in much into the treasury; 12:44 for* they all cast in out of what is abounding to them, but she cast in, out of her lack of all things, as many things as she had, her whole livelihood.

[Mark 13]

     {Joh 12:20-50) In the Temple, Tues.}

     {Mar 13:1-23 & Mat 24:1-28 & Luk 21:5-24 Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. It is best to read Luke 21 first. See also: Luk 19:41-44 & Luk 23:28-31.}

     13:1 And while traveling from the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, behold, what sort of stones and what sort of buildings are here.

     13:2 And Jesus answered and said to him, Do you see these great buildings? One stone may not be left upon another stone, which may not be torn-down.

     13:3 And while* he is sitting upon the Mountain of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 13:4 Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign whenever all these things are about to be completed?

     13:5 But Jesus answered and began to say to them, Beware°, do not let anyone mislead you°. 13:6 For* many will be coming in my name, saying, I am he, and will be misleading many. 13:7 Now whenever you° hear of wars and reports of wars, do° not be alarmed; for* it is essential for these things to happen, but the end is not yet. 13:8 For* nation will arise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in different places; there will be famines and disturbances. These things are the beginnings of travail. 13:9 But you° yourselves, beware°, they will be giving you° up to councils, and you° will be whipped in synagogues and you° will be standing in front of governors and kings, because of me, *for a testimony to them. 13:10 And it is essential for the good-news to first be preached to all the nations. 13:11 But whenever they lead you° to judgment and are giving you° up, do° not be anxious beforehand what you° should speak, nor meditate° on an answer, but whatever is given to you° in that hour, speak° that. It is not you° who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit. 13:12 But brother will be giving up brother to death, and the father against his child, and children will be standing up against parents and will be slaying them. 13:13 And you° will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who has endured to the end, this one will be saved.

     13:14 But whenever you° behold the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not to be (let the one who is reading perceive), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; 13:15 and let the one who is upon the housetop not go down into the house, nor let him enter in to take anything out of his house; 13:16 and let the one who is in the field not turn to the things behind him, that is, to take his garment. 13:17 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing in those days! 13:18 Now pray° in order that your° flight might not happen in the winter. 13:19 For* in those days will be affliction, such-as there has not happened from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and may never* be happen again. 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved, but because of the chosen, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 13:21 And then if anyone says to you°, Behold, here is the Christ; or, Behold, there; do° not believe° it; 13:22 for* there will arise false Christs and false prophets and will be giving signs and wonders to this end, if possible, *that* they may mislead even the chosen. 13:23 But you°, beware°. Behold, I have told you° all things beforehand.

     {Mar 13:24-37 & Mat 24:29-51 & Luk 21:25-28 & 2Th 1:7-9 Second Coming.}

     13:24 But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not be giving her radiance, 13:25 and the stars will be falling from the heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 13:26 And then they will be seeing the Son of Man coming in the clouds with much power and glory. 13:27 And then he will be sending forth his messengers and will be gathering together his chosen from the four winds, from the tip of the earth to the tip of heaven.

     {Mar 13:28-31 & Mat 24:32-35 & Luk 21:29-33 Destruction of Jerusalem AD 70.}

     13:28 Now learn° from the fig tree her parable: whenever her branch has already become tender and its leaves should have sprung forth, you° know that the summer is near; 13:29 so also you°, whenever you° see these things happening, know° that it is near, even at the doors. 13:30 Assuredly I am saying to you°, This generation may never* pass away, till all these things should happen. 13:31 Heaven and earth will be passing away, but my words may never* pass away.

     {Mar 13:32-37 & Mat 24:36-44 & Luk 21:34-36 Second Coming.}

     13:32 But no one knows concerning that day or hour, not even the messengers in heaven, neither the Son, except the Father only. 13:33 Beware°, watch° and pray°; for* you° do not know when the time is. 13:34 It is like a man, going-abroad, having left his house and given authority to his bondservants, and his work to each one, and he commanded the doorkeeper in order that he should watch. 13:35 Therefore watch°; for* you° do not know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening or midnight or rooster's crowing or in the morning; 13:36 lest having come suddenly, he might find you° sleeping. 13:37 Now what I say to you°, I say to all, Watch°!

[Mark 14]

     {Mat 24:45-51 & Luk 21:37.} {Mat 25:1-46 Mountain of Olives, Tues.}

     {Mar 14:1-2 & Mat 26:1-5 & Luk 22:1-2 mountain Olives, Bethany, Jerusalem, Tues Evening, Wed. for the Jews.}

     14:1 Now after two days it was the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the high-priests and the scribes were seeking how they might take-hold of him in treachery and might kill him; 14:2 but they were saying, Not at the feast, lest there will be an uproar of the people.

     {Mar 14:3-9 & Mat 26:6-13.}

     14:3 And now being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, reclining at a meal, a woman came having an alabaster flask of costly undiluted perfume of nard, and she crushed the alabaster flask and poured it on his head. 14:4 But there were some being indignant to themselves, and saying, *For what purpose has the waste of the perfume happened? 14:5 For* this perfume was able to have been sold* for above three hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they were scolding her.

     14:6 But Jesus said, Allow° her. Why are you° harassing her? She has worked a good work in me. 14:7 For* you° always have the poor with you°, and whenever you° wish, you° are able to do them good, but you° do not always have me. 14:8 What she had, this she did. She took upon herself beforehand to perfume my body *for its burial. 14:9 And assuredly I am saying to you°, Wherever this good-news is preached into the whole world, what also she has done, this will be spoken *for her memorial.

     {Mar 14:10-11 & Mat 26:14-16 & Luk 22:3-6 & Joh 12:2-8.}

     14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the high-priests in order that he might give him up to them. 14:11 Now having heard it, they rejoiced and promised to give him silver. And he was seeking how he might opportunely give him up.

     {Mar 14:12-17 & Mat 26:17-20 & Luk 22:7-18, 22:24-30 Bethany to Jerusalem Thur. Evening.}

     14:12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they were sacrificing the Passover, his disciples say to him, Where do you wish us to go, that we should prepare in order that you may eat the Passover?

     14:13 And he sends two of his disciples and says to them, Go° into the city and you° will be encountering a man bearing a pitcher of water there. Follow° him. 14:14 And wherever he enters, say° to the householder, The Teacher says, Where is the guestroom, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? 14:15 And he will be showing you° a big furnished upper-room, which is ready. Prepare° it for us there. 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city and found it just-as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover. 14:17 And when* it became evening, he comes with the twelve.

     {Joh 13:1-20 Thur. Evening.}

     {Mar 14:18-21, 14:27-31 & Mat 26:21-25, 26:31-35 & Luk 22:21-23, 22:31-38 & Joh 13:21-38.}

     14:18 And while* they are reclining and eating, Jesus said, Assuredly I am saying to you°, One out of you° will be giving me up to the Jews, he who is eating with me.

     14:19 Now they began to be sorrowful and to say to him one by one, It is not I, is it? And another, It is not I, is it?

     14:20 But he answered and said to them, It is one out of the twelve, he who dips with me in the dish. 14:21 The Son of Man indeed is going, just-as it has been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is given up! It was {i.e. would be} good for him, if that man was not ever born.

     {Mar 14:22-25 & Mat 26:26-29 & Luk 22:19-20, 1Co 11:23-26.}

     14:22 And while* they are eating, Jesus took bread and having given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them and said, Take°, eat°; this is my body. 14:23 And he took the cup and having given-thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank out of it. 14:24 And he said to them, This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant*, which is poured out concerning many. 14:25 Assuredly I am saying to you°, I may never* drink anymore from the fruit of the vine, until that day whenever I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

     {Joh 14-17 Thur. Night, Fri. to the Jews.}

     {Mar 14:26, 14:32-42 & Mat 26:30, 26:36-46 & Luk 22:39-46 & Joh 18:1 Garden between Stream of Kidron and Mountain of Olives, Late Thur. night.}

. 14:26 And having sung a hymn, they went out to the Mountain of Olives.

     {See Mar 14:18-21 above.}

     14:27 And Jesus says to them, All of you° will be offended at me in this night, because it has been written, 'I will be striking the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.' {Zec 13:7} 14:28 But after I arise, I will be preceding you° into Galilee.

     14:29 But Peter said to him, Even if all will be offended, but not I.

     14:30 And Jesus says to him, Assuredly I am saying to you, that today, even in this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will be denying me three-times.

     14:31 But Peter spoke exceptionally, If it should be essential for me to die together with you, I may never* deny you! Now likewise*, they also all were saying it.

     {See Mar 14:26 above.}

     14:32 And they come to a parcel of ground of which the name is Gethsemane, and he says to his disciples, Sit° here until I should pray. 14:33 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be utterly amazed and disheartened. 14:34 And he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful until death, remain° here and watch°.

     14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell upon the earth and was praying in order that, if it was possible, the hour might pass away from him. 14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you; carry this cup away from me, but not what I will, but what you will.

     14:37 And he comes and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Simon, do you sleep? Were you not strong-enough to watch one hour? 14:38 Watch° and pray°, in order that you° may not enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed eager, but the flesh is weak.

     14:39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.

     14:40 And having returned, he found them sleeping again, for* their eyes were heavy, and they did not know what they should answer him.

     14:41 And he comes the third-time and says to them, Furthermore, are you° sleeping and resting yourselves? It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is given up into the hands of sinners. 14:42 Arise°, we should be going. Behold, he who is giving me up has drawn near.

     {Mar 14:43-52 & Mat 26:47-56 & Luk 22:47-53 & Joh 18:2-11 Gethsemane, Fri. a few hours before dawn.}

     14:43 And immediately, as he is still speaking, Judas, being one of the twelve, comes up and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs from the high-priests, and the scribes and the elders. 14:44 Now he who is giving him up had given them a predefined gesture, saying, Whomever I kiss, that is he; take-hold° of him and securely lead° him away. 14:45 And having come to the place, he went immediately to him and says to him, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him. 14:46 Now they put hands upon him and took-hold of him.

     14:47 But a certain one of those standing beside him, pulled his sword, and struck the bondservant of the high-priest and took off his ear.

     14:48 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have you° come out, as against a robber with swords and clubs to take me? 14:49 I was with you° daily teaching in the temple and you° did not take-hold of me, but this is done in order that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.

     14:50 And they all left him and fled. 14:51 And one, a certain young-man followed with him, having been dressed in a linen cloth over his naked body, and the young-men took-hold of him; 14:52 but he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.

     {Joh 18:12-14, 19-23 Fri. before dawn.}

     {Mar 14:53 & Mat 26:57 & Luk 22:54a & Joh 18:24 Palace of Caiaphas, before dawn.}

     14:53 And they led Jesus away to the high-priest, and all the high-priests and the elders and the scribes come together with him there.

     {Mar 14:54 & Mat 26:58 & Luk 22:54b-62 & Joh 18:15-18 Courtyard of High Priest's residence, Fri. around dawn.}

     14:54 And Peter followed him from afar, until he was inside, into the courtyard of the high-priest, and he was sitting together with the attendants and warming himself in the light of the fire.

     {Mar 14:55-65 & Mat 26:59-68 & Luk 22:63-65.}

     14:55 Now the high-priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus, *that* they might slay him, and they were not finding it. 14:56 For* many were falsely testifying against him, and yet their testimonies were not equal. 14:57 And some, having stood up, were falsely testifying against him, saying, 14:58 We heard him say, I will be tearing-down this temple, the one made* with hands, and in three days, I will be building another not made* with hands. 14:59 And thus, neither was their testimony equal.

     14:60 And the high-priest stood up in the midst of them and asked Jesus, saying, Are you answering nothing? What are these witnesses testifying against you? 14:61 But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the high-priest asked him and said to him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Gracious* One?

     14:62 But Jesus said, I am, and you° will be seeing the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power and coming with the clouds of heaven.

     14:63 But the high-priest, having ripped his tunic, says, Why do we still have need of witnesses? 14:64 You° have heard the blasphemy. What does it appear to you°? Now they all condemned him to be liable for death. 14:65 And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to batter him, and to say to him, Prophesy! And the attendants were casting him around with slaps on the cheek.

     {Mar 14:66-72 & Mat 26:69-75 & Luk 22:55-62 & Joh 18:25-27.}

     14:66 And Peter is below in the courtyard, one of the maidservants of the high-priest comes; 14:67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and says, You were also with Jesus, the Nazarene.

     14:68 But he denied it, saying, I neither know him, nor know what you are saying, and he went outside to the forecourt, and the rooster crowed.

     14:69 And the maidservant saw him and began again to say to those standing beside her, This one is from them. 14:70 But he again was denying it. And after a little while, those standing beside them were again saying to Peter, You truly are from them; for you are a Galilean and your speech is similar.

     14:71 But he began to curse and swear, I do not know this man of whom you° speak. 14:72 And the rooster crowed the second-time. And Peter was reminded of the declaration that Jesus said to him, Before the rooster crows twice, you will be denying me three-times. And having put his thoughts on it, he was weeping.

[Mark 15]

     {Mar 15:1 & Mat 27:1-2 Luk 22:66-23:1 & Joh 18:28a Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     15:1 And immediately in the morning, the high-priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole ruling council, made* a council together and bound Jesus and carried him away and gave him up to Pilate.

     {Mat 27:3-10 & Acts 1:18-19 Fri. morning and toward the future.}

     {Mar 15:2-5 & Mat 27:11-14 & Luk 23:2-5 & Joh 18:28b-38 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     15:2 And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews?

     But he answered and said to him, You speak correctly.

     15:3 And the high-priests were accusing him of many things, {T} but He answered nothing.

     15:4 But Pilate asked him again, saying, Do you answer nothing? Behold how many things they are testifying against you. 15:5 But Jesus no more answered anything; so-that Pilate marveled.

     {Luk 23:6-12 Jerusalem early Fri. morning.}

     {Mar 15:6-19 & Mat 27:15-30 & Joh 18:39-19:16 Fri., April 7, 30AD.}

     15:6 Now he normally released to them one prisoner at the feast, whomever they asked for. 15:7 Now there was one called* Barabbas, having been bound with his fellow rioters, who in the riot had practiced murder. 15:8 And the crowd crying out, began to ask him to do like he was doing habitually for them. 15:9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Do you° wish that I might release to you° the King of the Jews? 15:10 For* he has known that the high-priests had given him up because of envy. 15:11 But the high-priests shook up the crowd, in order that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 15:12 And Pilate again answered and said to them, Therefore what do you° wish that I might do to the one whom you° call* the King of the Jews?

     15:13 But they cried out again, Crucify him!

     15:14 But Pilate said to them, For* what evil has he done?

     But they cried out even-more, Crucify him. 15:15 Now Pilate, willing to do what was sufficient for the crowd, released to them Barabbas and gave up Jesus, having scourged him, in order that he might be crucified.

     15:16 Now the soldiers led him away, inside the courtyard, which is the palace, and they call together the whole cohort {600 soldiers}. 15:17 And they clothe him with purple, and braided a thorny crown, and they placed it around his head; 15:18 and they began to greet him, Hail, King of the Jews! 15:19 And they were beating his head with a reed and were spitting on him, and placing the knees down, they were worshiping him.

     {Mar 15:20-23 & Mat 27:31-34 & Luk 23:26-33 & Joh 19:17 Road to the Cross, Fri. morning.}

     15:20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped the purple off him and clothed him with his own garments. And they lead him out in order that they should crucify him. 15:21 And they compel a certain one passing by, Simon from Cyrene, coming from the rural-area, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go with them, in order that he might lift up his cross. 15:22 And they bring him to the place called Golgotha, which is, after being translated, The place of a skull. 15:23 And they were giving to him wine to drink, having been medicated with myrrh, but he did not take it.

     {Mar 15:24-32 & Mat 27:35-44 & Luk 23:33-43 & Joh 19:18-27 9:00 until Noon, Fri.}

     15:24 And having crucified him, 'they divide his garments, casting a lot upon them,' who and what each might take. {Psa 22:18} 15:25 Now it was the third hour {i.e. 9:00 AM} and they crucified him. 15:26 And the inscription of his accusation was written on the cross, The King of the Jews. 15:27 And they crucify two robbers together with him; one at his right and one at his left. 15:28 And the Scripture was fulfilled, which says 'And he was counted with the lawless.' {Isa 53:12} 15:29 'And those who traveled by were blaspheming him, wagging their heads' and saying, Ha! You who will tear-down the temple and build it in three days; 15:30 'save yourself and come down from the cross.' {Psa 22:7}

     15:31 Now likewise, the high-priests with the scribes were mocking him with one another, and were saying, He saved others, but he is not able to save himself. 15:32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, in order that we may see and may believe in him. And those who have been crucified together with him were reproaching him.

     {Mar 15:34 & Mat 27:45 & Luk 23:44 around Noon.}

     15:33 Now when* it became the sixth hour, there became darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour {i.e. Noon until 3:00 PM; Amos 8:8–9?}.

     {Mar 15:34-41 & Mat 27:46-56 & Luk 23:45-49 & Joh 19:28-30 around 3:00 to 5:00 PM.}

     15:34 And in the ninth hour {i.e. 3:00 PM} Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, after being translated, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' {Psa 22:1}

     15:35 And some of those standing beside him, having heard it, were saying, Behold, he is summoning Elijah. 15:36 But one having run and filled a sponge with vinegar, placed it around a reed and was giving it to him to drink, saying, Allow° it, that we may see if Elijah comes to take him down.

     15:37 But Jesus expired, having left with a loud voice. 15:38 And the curtain of the temple was split-apart, into two pieces, from the top to the bottom. 15:39 Now the centurion* standing there, opposite from him, saw that he thus cried out and expired, said, Truly this man was the Son of God. 15:40 Now there were also women viewing from afar, among whom were both Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the little {Or: least} and of Joses and Salome; 15:41 who also, when he was in Galilee, was following him and was serving him, and many other women who came up together with him to Jerusalem.

     {Mar 15:42-47 & Mat 27:57-66 & Luk 23:50-56 & Joh 19:31-42 Before The Sabbath.}

     15:42 And already becoming evening, since it was the Preparation, which is, the daytime before the Sabbath, 15:43 Joseph, a prominent counselor, came, who was from Arimathaea, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God, and being daring, he entered to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 15:44 Now Pilate marveled if he had already died. And calling to him the centurion*, he asked him if he had been dead very-long. 15:45 And when* he knew it from the centurion*, he bestowed as a gift the body to Joseph. 15:46 And having bought a linen cloth and having taken him down, he coiled him in the linen cloth, and placed him in a tomb which was hewed out of a rock, and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 15:47 Now Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were viewing where he is laid.

[Mark 16]

     {Mar 16:1-8 & Mat 28:1-8 & Luk 24:1-8, 12 & Joh 20:1-10 Dawn and very early Sun.}

     16:1 And when* the Sabbath had elapsed, Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, in order that they might come and might anoint him. 16:2 And exceedingly early in the morning on the first day of the week, they are coming upon the tomb when* the sun had risen. 16:3 And they were saying to themselves, Who will be rolling away the stone from the door of the tomb for us? 16:4 And looking up, they view that the stone has been rolled away; for* it was extremely great. 16:5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young-man sitting at the right side, having been dressed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed.

     16:6 Now he says to them, Do° not be utterly amazed. You° are seeking Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He was raised. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. 16:7 But go° away; say to his disciples and Peter, He precedes you° into Galilee. You° will be seeing him there, like he said to you°. 16:8 And they went out and fled from the tomb. Now trembling and astonishment were holding them, and they said nothing to anyone; for* they were afraid.

     {Mar 16:9-11 & Mat 28:9-10 & Luk 24:9-11 & Joh 20:11-18.}

     16:9 Now having risen* in the morning on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary the Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 16:10 Having traveled on, she reported to those who had been with him, who were mourning and weeping. 16:11 And when* they heard that he is alive and had been seen by her, they disbelieved.

     {Mat 28:11-15 Sun. Morning.}

     {Mar 16:12-13 & Luk 24:13-35 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. Afternoon.}

     16:12 Now after these things, he was manifested in a different form to two out of them while* they are walking, traveling into the rural-area. 16:13 And they went away and reported it to the rest, but they did not believe those men.

     {Mar 16:14 & Luk 24:36-43 & Joh 20:19-25 Sun. Evening.}

     16:14 And later, while reclining at a meal, he was manifested to the eleven themselves and he reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him, that he had been raised.

     {Joh 20:26-31 & 1Co 15:5 Sun. after resurrection.} {Joh 21:1-25 Sea of Galilee.} {Mat 28:16-17 & 1Co 15:6 Mountain in Galilee.}

     {Mar 16:15-18 & Mat 28:18-20 & Luk 24:46-47 Mountain in Galilee; The Great Commission.}

     16:15 And he said to them, When* you° travel into all the world, preach° the good-news to all creation. 16:16 He who believes and is immersed* will be saved, but he who disbelieves {Or: disobeys} will be condemned.

     16:17 Now these signs will be following those who have believed: they will be casting out demons in my name; they will be speaking in new languages; 16:18 they will be lifting up serpents and even if they drink anything deadly, it may never* harm them; they will lay hands upon the sick and they will be well.

     {Luk 24:44-49 & Acts 1:3-8 & 1Co 15:7 Jerusalem.}

     {Mar 16:19-20 & Luk 24:50-53 & Acts 1:9-12 Olivet, between Jerusalem and Bethany.}

     16:19 Therefore indeed, the Lord, after he had spoken to them, was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 16:20 Now those apostles went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working together with them, and confirming the word through the signs that followed. Amen.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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