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November 7 - Straight Thru the Bible

 

Luke 24:24-53

Chapter 24

24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus."(x)

25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?"(y) 27 And beginning with Moses(z) and all the Prophets,(aa) he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.(ab)

28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them.

30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it(ac) and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him,(ad) and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us(ae) while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures(af) to us?"

33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord(ag) has risen and has appeared to Simon."(ah) 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.(ai)

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."(aj)

37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.(ak) 38 He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see;(al) a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have."

40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41 And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, "Do you have anything here to eat?" 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.(am)

44 He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you:(an) Everything must be fulfilled(ao) that is written about me in the Law of Moses,(ap) the Prophets(aq) and the Psalms."(ar)

45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer(as) and rise from the dead on the third day,(at) 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name(au) to all nations,(av) beginning at Jerusalem.(aw) 48 You are witnesses(ax) of these things. 49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised;(ay) but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

The Ascension of Jesus

50 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany,(az) he lifted up his hands and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.(ba) 52 Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. 53 And they stayed continually at the temple,(bb) praising God.

John 1:1-2:11

Chapter 1

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word,(a) and the Word was with God,(b) and the Word was God.(c) 2 He was with God in the beginning.(d) 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.(e) 4 In him was life,(f) and that life was the light(g) of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness,(h) and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.(i)

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John.(j) 7 He came as a witness to testify(k) concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.(l) 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light(m) that gives light to everyone(n) was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him,(o) the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.(p) 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed(q) in his name,(r) he gave the right to become children of God(s) 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.(t)

14 The Word became flesh(u) and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,(v) the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace(w) and truth.(x)

15 (John testified(y) concerning him. He cried out, saying, "This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'")(z) 16 Out of his fullness(aa) we have all received grace(ab) in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses;(ac) grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.(ad) 18 No one has ever seen God,(ae) but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b](af) is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah

19 Now this was John's(ag) testimony when the Jewish leaders[c](ah) in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Messiah."(ai)

21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?"(aj)

He said, "I am not."

"Are you the Prophet?"(ak)

He answered, "No."

22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"

23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness,(al) ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.'"[d](am)

24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

26 "I baptize with[e] water,"(an) John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me,(ao) the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie."(ap)

28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan,(aq) where John was baptizing.

John Testifies About Jesus

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God,(ar) who takes away the sin of the world!(as) 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.'(at) 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel."

32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.(au) 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water(av) told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'(aw) 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God's Chosen One."[f](ax)

John's Disciples Follow Jesus(ay)

35 The next day John(az) was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!"(ba)

37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?"

They said, "Rabbi"(bb) (which means "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"

39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see."

So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ).(bc) 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called(bd) Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter[g]).(be)

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip,(bf) he said to him, "Follow me."(bg)

44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida.(bh) 45 Philip found Nathanael(bi) and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law,(bj) and about whom the prophets also wrote(bk)—Jesus of Nazareth,(bl) the son of Joseph."(bm)

46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?"(bn) Nathanael asked.

"Come and see," said Philip.

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite(bo) in whom there is no deceit."(bp)

48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."

49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi,(bq) you are the Son of God;(br) you are the king of Israel."(bs)

50 Jesus said, "You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that." 51 He then added, "Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see ‘heaven open,(bt) and the angels of God ascending and descending(bu) on'[k] the Son of Man."(bv)

Chapter 2

Jesus Changes Water Into Wine

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee.(a) Jesus' mother(b) was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."

4 "Woman,[a](c) why do you involve me?"(d) Jesus replied. "My hour(e) has not yet come."

5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."(f)

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing,(g) each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]

7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water" ; so they filled them to the brim.

8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet."

They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.(h) He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs(i) through which he revealed his glory;(j) and his disciples believed in him.(k)

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