Repent or Perish
Some who were present told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Jesus: Do you suppose that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, No; but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, do you think that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, No; but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
Jesus spoke this parable.
A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none.
The owner of the vineyard: Behold, for three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why let it cumber it the ground?
The dresser of his vineyard: Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and put dung on it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.
The Bowed Woman
Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could not lift herself up.
When Jesus saw her, he called her to him.
Jesus: Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.
He laid his hands on her.
Immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
The ruler of the synagogue (to the people): There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
He spoke with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day.
The Lord: You hypocrite, don’t each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Few be Saved
Jesus went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
Someone: Lord, are there few that be saved?
Jesus (to the group): Strive to enter in at the strait (narrow) gate: for many will seek to enter in and shall not be able.
Jesus explained further with a parable. After the master of the house has risen and shut the door, you will stand outside and knock at the door.
You: Lord, Lord, open unto us.
The master of the house: I don’t know where you are from.
You: We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets.
The master: I don’t know where you are from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And, behold, some who are last shall be first, and some who are first shall be last.
Right now the door is open. We are free to enter into the presence of the Lord. But one day it will be too late. The door will be closed and no others can enter.
A Warning From Pharisees
That same day:
Certain of the Pharisees: Get out, and depart from here: for Herod will kill thee.
Jesus (to them): Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets, and stones them that are sent to you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate: You shall not see me, until the time come when you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.