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What did Jesus say
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1. General Statements Regarding
Matthew 7: 21. Not
every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of
heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mark 1:14-15 Now
after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the
gospel of the kingdom of God,
15. And saying, The
time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and
believe the gospel.
Luke 17:20-21 And
when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should
come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with
21. Neither shall
they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within
2. Parables of
the Kingdom (Matthew)
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25. But while men
slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26. But when the
blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
27. So the servants
of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good
seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28. He said unto
them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then
that we go and gather them up?
29. But he said,
Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with
30. Let both grow
together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the
reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to
burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32. Which indeed is
the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among
herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in
the branches thereof.
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto
leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the
whole was leavened.
34. All these
things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable
spake he not unto them:
35. That it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth
in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the
foundation of the world.
36. Then Jesus sent
the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto
him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37. He answered and
said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38. The field is
the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares
are the children of the wicked one;
39. The enemy that
sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the
reapers are the angels.
40. As therefore
the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end
of this world.
41. The Son of man
shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all
things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42. And shall cast
them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43. Then shall the
righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath
ears to hear, let him hear.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the
which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly
46. Who, when he
had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the
sea, and gathered of every kind:
48. Which, when it
was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into
vessels, but cast the bad away.
49. So shall it be
at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked
from among the just,
50. And shall cast
them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of
51. Jesus saith
unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea,
52. Then said he
unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of
heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out
of his treasure things new and old.
53. And it came to
pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
Matthew 18:3-6 And
said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest
in the kingdom of heaven.
5. And whoso shall
receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6. But whoso shall
offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for
him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned
in the depth of the sea.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which
would take account of his servants.
24. And when he had
begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand
25. But forasmuch
as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and
children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
26. The servant
therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with
me, and I will pay thee all.
27. Then the lord
of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him
28. But the same
servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an
hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat,
saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29. And his
fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have
patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30. And he would
not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31. So when his
fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told
unto their lord all that was done.
32. Then his lord,
after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I
forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:
33. Shouldest not
thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on
34. And his lord
was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all
that was due unto him.
35. So likewise
shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive
not every one his brother their trespasses.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich
man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24. And again I say
unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 20:1-16 For
the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which
went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
2. And when he had
agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his
3. And he went out
about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
4. And said unto
them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give
you. And they went their way.
5. Again he went
out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6. And about the
eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto
them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7. They say unto
him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the
vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8. So when even was
come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers,
and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9. And when they
came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a
10. But when the
first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they
likewise received every man a penny.
11. And when they
had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
12. Saying, These
last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us,
which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
13. But he answered
one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree
with me for a penny?
14. Take that thine
is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15. Is it not
lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because
I am good?
16. So the last
shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage
for his son,
3. And sent forth
his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would
4. Again, he sent
forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have
prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are
ready: come unto the marriage.
5. But they made
light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his
6. And the remnant
took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7. But when the
king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and
destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8. Then saith he to
his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not
9. Go ye therefore
into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10. So those
servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as
they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11. And when the
king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a
12. And he saith
unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?
And he was speechless.
13. Then said the
king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast
him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14. For many are
called, but few are chosen.
Matthew 25: 1-30
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took
their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2. And five of them
were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were
foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4. But the wise
took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the
bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6. And at midnight
there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet
7. Then all those
virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish
said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise
answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go
ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10. And while they
went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with
him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11. Afterward came
also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12. But he answered
and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man
14. For the kingdom
of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own
servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15. And unto one he
gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man
according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16. Then he that
had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them
other five talents.
17. And likewise he
that had received two, he also gained other two.
18. But he that had
received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19. After a long
time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20. And so he that
had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying,
Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside
them five talents more.
21. His lord said
unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter
thou into the joy of thy lord.
22. He also that
had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two
talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23. His lord said
unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful
over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou
into the joy of thy lord.
24. Then he which
had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art
an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou
hast not strawed:
25. And I was
afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that
26. His lord
answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest
that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27. Thou oughtest
therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I
should have received mine own with usury.
28. Take therefore
the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29. For unto every
one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him
that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30. And cast ye the
unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.
Kingdom on Earth (in the Church)
Matthew 5: 13-16 Ye
are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith
shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast
out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14. Ye are the
light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men
light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it
giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16. Let your light
so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound
in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in
19. Again I say
unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing
that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in
20. For where two
or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of
Mark 13:27 And
then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from
the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part
John 4:23 But the
hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the
Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24. God is a
Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.