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3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius
being governor of Judaea and Herod being tetrarch
of Galilee and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region
of Trachonitis and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came
unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
was John the Baptist.
3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism
of repentance for the remission of sins.
3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias
the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare
you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:5 Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall
be brought low and the crooked shall be made straight and the rough ways
shall be made smooth.
is what John said about Emmanuel's coming to humanity to straighten humanity
3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation
98:2 "The LORD has made known his salvation. His righteousness has
he openly showed in the sight of the nations."
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of
him, O generation of vipers who hath warned you to flee from the wrath
40:5 "And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed and all flesh shall
see it together for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it."
52:10 "The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations
and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance and begin not
to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father. For I say unto
you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees. Every
tree therefore which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast
into the fire.
3:10,11 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He
answered and said unto them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him
that has none and he that has meat.(food),
let him do likewise.
3:12,13 Then came also publicans.(publicans
were tax collectors).to be baptized
and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?.(knowing
they were in a position of dislike).And
he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
your duty according to what the job requires, but avoid being as some of
your kind who go beyond their duty to fufill their own greedy, evil ways,
taking with their authority more than what was required:.1Timothy
6:5 "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the
truth, supposing that gain is godliness, from such withdraw yourself."
3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall
we do? And he said unto them, Do violence.(original
for 'violence' is 'don't be one to upset others in any way', like causing
them fear).to no man, neither
accuse any falsely.(be
be content with your wages.
for more, instead, be content.
3:15 And as the people were in expectation and all men mused in their
hearts of John, whether
he were the Christ or not;
3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with
water but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not
worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire;
3:17 Whose fan is in his hand and he will throughly purge his floor
and will gather the wheat into his garner but the
chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable..(?)
3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the
3:19 But Herod the tetrarch,
being reproved by him for Herodias
his brother Philip's wife and for all the evils which Herod had done,
3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Emmanuel
also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened,
3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended
in a bodily shape like a dove upon him and a
voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you
I am well pleased.
3:23 And Emmanuel himself
began to be about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son
of Joseph, the son of Heli.
being a different Joseph that the
one in the Old Testament who was son of Issac.
3:24,25 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which
was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of
Joseph, Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which
was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which
was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of
3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which
was the son of Zorobabel, which
was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which
was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of
3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which
was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of
3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which
was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of
3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which
was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son
3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was
the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram,
which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the
son of Juda,
3:34-38 Which was the son of Jacob,
which was the son of Isaac, which
was the son of Abraham, which was
the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, Which was the son of Saruch,
which was the son of Ragau.(this
is the New Testament spelling of Peleg in the Old Testament:.Genesis
11:16), which was the son of Phalec, which was the son
which was the son of Sala, Which was the son of Cainan.(American
Tract Society Bible Dictionary:."This
the other Cainan?.Geneis
5:12,13), however, is not named
in the three Old Testament genealogies,
10:24; 11:10-25; 1Chronicles
1:24-27, nor in any ancient version. The name occurs in two places
in the Septuagint,
an early Greek version; and some suppose that copyists of Luke's gospel
inserted the name, in order to agree with the Septuagint."),
which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the
son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala,
which was the son of Enoch,
which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the
son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos.(Genesis
4:26), which was the son of Seth, which was the son of
which was the son of God.
4:1 And Emmanuel being full of the Holy Ghost.(John
3:34).returned from Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did
eat nothing and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.(was
4:3 And the devil said unto him, If you be the Son of God, command
this stone that it be made bread.
4:4 And Emmanuel answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall
not live by bread alone, but by every word of God
is, the good God.(*),
because there is another god as well, the
4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto
him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power.(that
is, all power the devil had, in order to do things he could).will
I give you and the glory of them, for that is delivered unto me and to
whomsoever I will I give it.
were obviously his to give; he is the prince
of the world, a
god over the Earth. But how was this power delivered unto the devil?
Notes, JND N&C 6/142f:."delivered
unto me".is not
as a matter of any right to it, but as a fact through the lusts of men.
4:7-9 If you therefore will worship.(worship
is to give attention to, as though the one to be worshipped was all important).me,
all shall be yours. And Emmanuel answered and said unto him, Get thee behind
me, Satan, for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God.(that
him only shall you serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on
a pinnacle of the temple and said unto him, If you be the Son of God, cast
yourself down from hence.
When men (and
women) in their lusts, have opened the
door to the devil's offerings:.2Peter
you be', Ha ha! the devil darn well knew who Christ was, but this God of
the dark side that we call the devil, was acting in such a way so as to
get Christ to think that he was under his control by getting him to lower
himself and respond to his evil instructions.
4:10,11 For it is written.(Psalms
91:11,12), He shall give his angels charge over you,
to keep you. And in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time
you dash your foot against a stone.
devil knows the scriptures well, well enough to manipulate
And Emmanuel answering said unto him, It is said.(said
6:16; Exodus 17:7),
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from
him for a season.
4:14 And Emmanuel returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.
And there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
all appreciated so much how what He said was helpful and inspiring to them.
4:16 And he came to Nazareth,
where he had been brought up. And as his custom was, he went into the synagogue
on the sabbath day and stood up for to read.
4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book
of the prophet
And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written.(Isaiah
4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me
to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent
me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives.(captives
what?).and recovering of
sight to the blind.(Luke
6:39), to set at liberty them that are bruised.
4:19-21 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.(the
time when people are accepted by God the Father, because of what Christ
came to do).And he closed the book.(what
book? verse 17 above).and he
gave it again to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all them that
were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
4:22 And all bare him witness and wondered at the gracious words which
proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
4:23-27 And he said unto them, You will surely say unto me this proverb
'Physician heal thyself'. Whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do
also here in your country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet
is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows
were in Israel in the days of Elias.(Elijah),
when the heaven was shut up three years and six months.(James
5:17; 1Kings 17:1),
when great famine was throughout all the land, but unto none of them was
Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a
widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus.(Elisha).the
prophet and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman.(2Kings
Notes: This proverb was probably in common use at that time. The
meaning is this: Suppose that a man should attempt to heal another when
he was himself diseased in the same manner. It would be natural to ask
him first to cure himself and thus to render it manifest that he was worthy
of confidence. The connection of this proverb here is this: 'You profess
to be the Messiah. You have wrought miracles at Capernaum. You profess
to be able to deliver us from our maladies, our sins and afflictions. Show
that you have the power. Show us that you are worthy of our confidence
by working miracles right here and now, as you profess to have done at
Capernaum'. It was only a demand that he would show the proper evidence
by miracles why they should trust in him and he proceeds to show them why
he would not give them this evidence.
4:28-30 And all they in the synagogue,
when they heard these things, were filled with wrath and rose up and thrust
him out of the city and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their
city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing
through the midst of them went his way,
4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee and taught them
on the sabbath days.
4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an
unclean devil and cried out with a loud voice,
writers of the Bible simply use the word 'demon' as it's understood
that all demons are unclean, that is, still in evil and propagate
that to man?
4:34 Saying, Let us alone, what have we to do with you, you Emmanuel
are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of God.
4:35 And Emmanuel rebuked him saying, Hold thy peace.(another
way of saying 'be silenced', shut up) and come out of him.
And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him and
hurt him not.
4:36,37 And they were all amazed and spake among themselves, saying,
What a word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean
spirits and they come out. And the fame of him went out into every place
of the country round about.
4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue and entered into Simon's house.
And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever and they besought
him for her.
4:39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever and it left her and
immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with
divers diseases brought them unto him and he laid his hands on every one
of them and healed them.
4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out and saying, You art
Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak,
for they knew that he was Christ.
4:42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place
and the people sought him and came unto him and stayed him, that he should
not depart from them.
4:43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom
of God to other cities also, for therefore am I sent.
4:44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear
the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
Gennesaret (map). 'Gennesaret' means a 'harp'.
It is also called the sea of Galilee and the sea of Tiberias. The whole
area is a lovely fertile region. The lake itself is 12 by 7 miles (20 by
11 km) and goes deep to 700 feet (210 m) lower than the Mediterranean Sea
5:2,3 And saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were
gone out of them and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of
the ships, which was Simon's and asked him to thrust out a little from
the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.
5:4-7 Now when he had left off speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch
out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught.
And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night
and have taken nothing, nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes
and their net broke. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were
in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and
filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
5:8 When Simon Peter
saw it, he fell down at Emmanuel's knees saying, Depart from me for I am
a sinful man, O Lord.
5:9,10 For he was astonished and all that were with him at the draught
of the fishes which they had taken. And so was also James and John, the
sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Emmanuel said unto
Simon, Fear not, from henceforth you shall catch men.
is, be instrumental
in reaching the hearts of humanity back then with the message of the
5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all
and followed him.
doubt this was soon after arriving back on land, unloading all the fish
and saying goodbye for a while to family and friends.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man
full of leprosy, who seeing Emmanuel, fell on his face and besought him,
saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
5:13,14 And he put forth his hand and touched him saying, I will, be
you clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. And he charged
him to tell no man, but go and show yourself to the priest and offer for
thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him and great
multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness and prayed.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that
there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come
out of every town of Galilee and Judaea and Jerusalem and the power
Lord was present to heal them.(*).
5:26 And they were all amazed and they glorified God and were filled
with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
5:27 And after these things he went forth and saw a publican, named
Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom and he said unto him, Follow me.
5:28,29 And he left all, rose up and followed him. And Levi made him
a great feast in his own house and there was a great company of publicans
and of others that sat down with them.
5:30 But their scribes
murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with publicans
5:31 And Emmanuel answering said unto them, They that are whole need
not a physician but they that are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the righteous.(those
of the ego level are sure that they are right in the way they live and
as such, have need of nothing:.Revelation
3:17), but sinners.(they
know something is wrong
in their lives that needs fixing).to
word 'repentance' means 'change'. That's those with realization that 'something'
beyond them needs to be with them in order to change and this was the
way that Emmanuel was sent
by the Father to reveal to humanity (*).
5:33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often
and make prayers and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but thine
eat and drink?
5:34,35 And he said unto them, Can you make the children of the bridechamber
fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the
bridegroom shall be taken away from them and then shall they fast in those
5:36-39 And he spake also a parable
unto them; No man puts a piece of a new garment upon an old, if otherwise
then both the new makes a rent.(a
tear in it).and the piece that
was taken out of the new agrees not with the old. And no man puts new wine
into old bottles else the new wine will burst the bottles and be spilled
and the bottles shall perish.(bottles
back then were animal skins which would stretch out to a maximum size;
if used again for fermentation to produce wine they would not have been
able to stretch out any more). But new wine must be put into
new bottles and both are preserved. No man also having drunk old wine straightway
desires new, for he says, The old is better.
get comfortable with whatever their life is, even though their life may
not be very good at all and they wish it could be better, they often lack
the heart to bring it to a higher consciousness stage where it could be.