(Part 1 of 14)
WHAT ARE THE CHRONOLOGICAL 4 GOSPELS?
The Chronological 4 Gospels are the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with a few verses from Acts and 1st Corinthians, combined in a chronological form. This enables a person to read and study all four nearly side by side as a unit. One can read Matthew’s account of an event, and then read the same event in the other gospels. There are certain events that are only presented in one or two gospels. Now a student of the Bible can read and study how and when all the events occurred in relation to each other. Thus, a person’s knowledge and understanding of God’s Word should increase as the Holy Spirit gives the understanding.
Titles on each verse or on passages have also been added. Most of the verses are dated as to when these may have happened. Since it is not known for sure the exact year and date that Jesus was actually born, the verses are dated in relation to the birth of Jesus. For example, Lk 1:5 is dated as happening 16 months before the birth of Jesus. Mt 27:35 (the crucifixion of Jesus) is dated as happening 33 ½ years after His birth (or 0 days before 33 years plus 6 months).
The Scripture verses were originally taken from the KJV Bible. Many hours of research was spent examining each word or phrase carefully in relation to the JNT, NASB, NIV, and NKJV. The goal was to present to the student of the Bible the exactness of the KJV verses, enhanced with portions from other versions to add more clarity. This was done by replacing words such as ye with you and yea with yes. The word (TO) may appear replacing the KJV word “UNTO.” The words in lower case in parenthesis usually denote words from other Bible translations that have been inserted along with the KJV to help the reader have a fuller understanding, yet in no way changing the meaning of the KJV. When the word or words in parenthesis appear in capital letters, this usually denotes KJV words that have been omitted and replaced with words from another translation.
Example: Mt 1:20. BUT WHILE HE THOUGHT ON (or considered) THESE THINGS, BEHOLD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD APPEARED (TO) HIM IN A DREAM, SAYING, JOSEPH, THOU SON OF DAVID, FEAR NOT TO TAKE (TO) THEE MARY (YOUR) WIFE (or do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife-NIV): FOR THAT WHICH IS CONCEIVED IN HER IS (FROM) THE HOLY GHOST (or Holy Spirit).
“Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.”
“Scripture quotations marked “NKJV” are taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”
“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, © Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977. Used by permission.”
“Scripture excerpted from the Jewish New Testament, © 1989 by Dr. David H. Stern, P.O. Box 615, Clarksville, MD 21029, (410) 764-6144. Used with permission.”
Permission granted to the GTM for use in the TEOBP.A person can now turn their own Bible into a chronological Bible. By simply using the to and from as these appear in this text and writing these at the beginning and end of the various verses in their own Bible, one can have a valuable study guide right at their fingertips. *********************************************************
Daniel looked forward to the coming of the Messiah (the Most Holy, the Messiah, the Prince) and gave the people of his day a time frame of when the Messiah could be expected in the seventy weeks-ref Dan 9:24-26. Dan 9:27 speaks of the coming Tribulation, which is the seventieth week.
The last book in the Old Testament is Malachi, consisting of four chapters. Verse one of chapter four tells of a day coming when ALL THAT DO WICKEDLY SHALL BE STUBBLE. Verse 2 mentions FEARING MY NAME. Verse 3 relates that the wicked SHALL BE ASHES UNDER THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET. Verse 4 exhorts one to REMEMBER…THE LAW OF MOSES. Verse 5 foretells of the coming of Elijah before THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD. The last verse of the Old Testament shows what Elijah shall do. Malachi may have been written about B.C. 397.
Then there seems to be silence for over 350 years until the appearance of the angel to Zechariah in Luke 1:11.
The New Testament begins with the four gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These are the four accounts of the life of Jesus Christ, starting from “In the beginning.” The first three gospels are similar in many ways, sometimes presenting the same events. These are called the synoptic gospels, which means view, or seeing the whole together. The fourth gospel, while also presenting a small portion of the events of the first three, also has other events and information not found in the previous ones.
The last written word in the Old Testament is curse. The last verse of the New Testament deals with grace.
MATTHEW is the first book of the New Testament and fortieth book of the King James Bible.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
Author: The apostle Matthew (tax collector)
Date written: Approximately A.D. 37 to 50
OT quotes: Approximately 93 and additional allusions
Time period: From Abraham to just before Jesus ascended to heaven
For/to: Mainly to new Jewish believers
Where: Perhaps written in Judea, perhaps Jerusalem
Statistics: 28 chapters; 1071 verses; 23,684 words
The author. Matthew “Gift of God” belonged to a class of people that was much hated—the tax collectors. As such, he would have been a Roman employee. He is also called Levi, the son of Alphaesus.
About this Gospel. In Matthew’s Gospel some of the material is written logically not chronologically. Both Gentiles and the Great Commission are mentioned. The many passages taken from the Old Testament in Matthew’s Gospel make it an ideal “bridge” from the Old Testament to the New.
Emphasis seems to be on the fact that Jesus is Israel’s promised Messiah—the One that would establish the Kingdom, the Son of David of royal descent. The wise men are mentioned only in Matthew—they came to worship the new born King of the Jews. The gold speaks of His deity. Matthew’s Gospel shows the King being rejected. It shows the cursing of the fig tree. Jesus alone has power to forgive and to delegate authority. In Mt 8:1 to 11:1, the power of Jesus (or credentials of the King) is illustrated over disease, demonic forces, men, nature, traditions, death, and dumbness. Jesus declares that the Kingdom of God is to be taken away from them. There are woes pronounced upon the Pharisees and a declaration that Jerusalem is to be left desolate till a future time.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK
Date written: Approximately A.D. 65 to 70. Some believe A.D. 60.
OT quotes: Approximately 49
Time period: From John the Baptist to after the ascension of Jesus into heaven
For/to: Seems to have been written with the Roman’s mentality in view; it could have been destined for Rome
Statistics: 16 chapters; 678 verses; 15,171 words
The author. The name of John is from the original Hebrew name Yochanan; Mark (the Latin name) (or Roman prefix which was later added) “Polite Shining.” It is believed that this is the same one mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 12:12, 25; 13:5, 13; 15:37, 39; Col 4:10; 2 Tim 4:11; Phile. 24; 1 Pe 5:13. He was a Messianic Jewish believer, and his home was in Jerusalem. He was the son of Mary who lived in Jerusalem, whose house Peter came to after he was delivered from prison. He was a travel companion of Peter, Paul, and Barnabas. Some believe he may have been the young man that fled away naked in Mk 14:51,52. He was an associate of the apostle Peter.
About this Gospel. Mark’s Gospel is the shortest of the four. Some of the material in Mark’s Gospel is not chronological.
Emphasis seems to be on Jesus being the Son of God and on discipleship. Jesus is revealed as the Son of God and the suffering, obedient Servant of God the Father, Who gave up His life as a ransom for the sin of others in submission to God’s will. There is no genealogy given in Mark’s Gospel for the “Servant” or references to His virgin birth. The apostles are never recorded as calling Jesus “Lord” in this Gospel. He taught what it meant to follow Him. This and the denial of one’s own self and desires is something that is seldom taught or understood in this lukewarm generation of self-exaltation, selfishness, money, greed, pleasure, prosperity, and plenty. Mark, a book of action, focuses more on the deeds of Jesus rather than His words.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE
Author: Luke (the physician). At a later time, he also wrote Acts as a sequel to this Gospel.
Date written: Approximately A.D. 58 to 60
OT quotes: Approximately 80
Time period: From Adam to after Jesus ascended to heaven
For/to: Addressed to Theophilus, perhaps a community leader or government or Roman official; perhaps written with the Greek’s mentality in view
Where written: Unknown; some believe it could be Caesarea or Rome
Statistics: 24 chapters; 1151 verses; 25,944 words
The author. He has been called the “physician” and a fellow laborer of the apostle Paul. He was with Paul during at least part of his second missionary journey-ref Acts 16:10. Note the word “we.” Col 4:14 shows Luke with Paul. Again, Luke is with Paul in 2 Tim 4:11. Many more passages could be used. Luke wrote to a Gentile (Theophilus), as a friend writing to a friend. He also wrote the Acts of the Apostles and may have been from the church of Antioch.
About this Gospel. It has slightly more verses and words than Matthew’s Gospel but less chapters.
Emphasis seems to be on the humanity of Christ. He is the Son of Man that had been rejected by Israel. As a result, Jesus was also preached to the Gentiles. Jesus is presented as the universal Savior—the Savior of the poor and rich, male and female, Jew and Gentile, slave and free. The widow’s son being raised at Nain, the rich man and Lazarus, the parables of the lost coin, the prodigal son, the importunate friend, the unjust steward, the good Samaritan, and the praying Pharisee and publican are only recorded in Luke’s Gospel. Luke’s Gospel presents more information about the earthly life of Jesus than do the other Gospels.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
Author: The apostle John
Date written: Approximately A.D. 85-90
OT quotes: Approximately 30
Time period: From “In the beginning” to just prior to Jesus ascending to be with His Father
Where: Probably written at Ephesus
Why written: To record Jesus’ signs (20:30,31), so readers would believe in Jesus (20:31)
Statistics: 21 chapters; 878 verses; 19,099 words
The author. John was one of the sons of Zebedee. Salome, his mother, was very devoted to the Lord. He may have been the most beloved of all the apostles by the Lord. He speaks of himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved. He was one of the three (John, James, and Peter) chosen to be with the Lord in the transfiguration. John again was included in the three when Jesus raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead. He wrote five books of the New Testament. The canon of Scripture that began over 1500 years earlier would be brought to a close with the Revelation, which John also wrote.
He may have been the only apostle of the original twelve that died a natural death.
About this Gospel. Matthew, Mark, and Luke’s Gospel are similar in some respects. John’s Gospel, however, appears to add information that is omitted in the other three. Approximately 784 verses cover material that is not presented in the first three Gospels, while approximately 94 verses are covered in part or by subject. Much of the information contained in the first three Gospels is not repeated in John’s Gospel. It has been said that John’s Gospel may be the simplest and easiest to read. It is an excellent place for a new convert to begin reading the Bible. John mentions at least three passovers (2:23; 6:4; 13:1). There may have been a fourth (5:17). Israel had rejected Jesus. By the time this Gospel was written, the Roman army had come and burned the city. False doctrines had set in. Judaism no longer seems to be in view. The Holy Spirit is revealed in John’s Gospel. Emphasis seems to be on showing the full deity of Jesus. Jesus is revealed as the Word that was made flesh in chapter one. Near the end of the Gospel in 20:28, Thomas said, “My Lord and my God.” Jesus is clearly presented as the Christ (or Messiah), the Son of God through many miracles. He used the term “I am” in this Gospel several times. Here are some examples: 6:35-I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE. 6:48-I AM THAT BREAD OF LIFE. 6:51-I AM THE LIVING BREAD WHICH CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN. 8:12; 9:5-I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. 10:7-I AM THE DOOR OF THE SHEEP. 10:9-I AM THE DOOR. 10:11, 14-I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD. 10:36-I SAID, I AM THE SON OF GOD? 11:25-I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND THE LIFE. 12:46-I AM COME A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD. 13:13-YE CALL ME MASTER AND LORD: AND YE SAY WELL; FOR SO I AM. 14:6-I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. 14:10, 11-…I AM IN THE FATHER, AND THE FATHER IN ME? JOHN 14:20-…I AM IN MY FATHER. 15:1-I AM THE TRUE VINE. 15:5-I AM THE VINE. 17:14,16-…I AM NOT OF THE WORLD. 8:58-59-BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS, I AM. THEN TOOK THEY UP STONES TO CAST AT HIM. Jesus is revealed as the true God and eternal life.
Jn 20:30, 31 clearly states why this Gospel was written. AND MANY OTHER (miraculous) SIGNS TRULY DID JESUS IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS DISCIPLES, WHICH ARE NOT WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK: BUT THESE ARE WRITTEN, THAT (YOU) MIGHT BELIEVE (or trust) THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST (or Messiah), THE SON OF GOD; AND THAT BELIEVING (or by this trust) (YOU) MIGHT HAVE LIFE THROUGH HIS NAME (or because of Who He is-JNT). Soul winning or evangelism can be said to be the heartbeat of this Gospel.*********************************************************
(Part 2 of 14)
IN THE BEGINNING: THE WORD JESUS IS THE WORD
Jn 1:1. IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD.
JESUS MADE ALL THINGS
Jn 1:2. (HE) WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD.
Jn 1:3. ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANY THING MADE THAT WAS MADE (or apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being-NASB)
TO MK 1:1FROM JN 1:3
Mk 1:1. THE BEGINNING OF THE GOSPEL (or Good News) OF JESUS CHRIST (the Messiah), THE SON OF GOD;
TO LK 1:1FROM MK 1:1
Lk 1:1. FORASMUCH AS MANY HAVE (UNDERTAKEN) TO (COMPILE) (or draw up) IN ORDER (AN) (ACCOUNT) OF THOSE (MATTERS) WHICH ARE MOST SURELY BELIEVED (or fulfilled, or have taken place) AMONG US,
Lk 1:2. (JUST) AS THEY DELIVERED THEM (TO) US, (those) WHICH FROM THE BEGINNING WERE EYEWITNESSES, AND MINISTERS (or servants) OF THE WORD (or based on what was handed down to us by those who from the start were eyewitnesses and proclaimers of the message-JNT);
Lk 1:3. (Therefore) IT SEEMED GOOD (or fitting) TO ME ALSO, HAVING HAD PERFECT UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THINGS FROM THE VERY FIRST (or having investigated everything carefully from the beginning-NASB), TO WRITE (TO) (YOU) IN (consecutive) ORDER (an orderly account), (YOUR EXCELLENCY) THEOPHILUS,
Lk 1:4. THAT (YOU) (MIGHT) KNOW THE (EXACT TRUTH) OF THOSE THINGS, WHEREIN (YOU) (HAVE) BEEN (TAUGHT).
AN ANGEL APPEARS TO ZACHARIAS 16 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:5. THERE WAS IN THE (TIME) OF HEROD, THE KING OF JUDAEA, A CERTAIN PRIEST NAMED ZACHARIAS, OF THE COURSE (or priestly division) OF (ABIJAH): AND HIS WIFE WAS (also) OF THE DAUGHTERS OF AARON, AND HER NAME WAS ELISABETH.
Lk 1:6. AND THEY WERE BOTH RIGHTEOUS BEFORE GOD, WALKING IN (or observing) ALL THE COMMANDMENTS AND ORDINANCES (or requirements) OF THE LORD (BLAMELESSLY).
Lk 1:7. AND THEY HAD NO CHILD, BECAUSE THAT ELISABETH WAS BARREN, AND THEY BOTH WERE NOW WELL (ADVANCED) IN YEARS.
Lk 1:8. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT WHILE HE EXECUTED THE PRIEST’S OFFICE (or was performing his priestly service-NASB) (or serving as priest) BEFORE GOD IN THE (appointed) ORDER OF HIS COURSE (or during his division’s period of service before God-JNT),
Lk 1:9. ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOM OF THE PRIEST’S OFFICE, HIS LOT WAS TO BURN INCENSE WHEN HE WENT INTO THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD (or he was chosen by lot [according to the custom among the cohanim] to enter the Temple and burn incense-JNT).
Lk 1:10. AND THE WHOLE MULTITUDE OF THE (ASSEMBLED WORSHIPERS) WERE PRAYING (OUTSIDE) AT THE (HOUR) OF (the) INCENSE (offering or burning).
Lk 1:11. AND THERE APPEARED (TO) HIM AN ANGEL OF THE LORD STANDING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ALTAR OF INCENSE.
Lk 1:12. AND WHEN ZACHARIAS SAW HIM, HE WAS TROUBLED (or startled), AND FEAR (GRIPPED) HIM.
Lk 1:13. BUT THE ANGEL SAID (TO) HIM, (DO NOT BE AFRAID), ZACHARIAS: FOR (YOUR) PRAYER IS HEARD; AND (YOUR) WIFE ELISABETH SHALL BEAR (YOU) A SON, AND (YOU) (SHALL) (GIVE HIM THE NAME) JOHN.
Lk 1:14. AND (YOU) (WILL) HAVE JOY AND GLADNESS (or he will be a joy and delight to you-NIV); AND MANY (people) SHALL REJOICE (BECAUSE OF) HIS BIRTH.
Lk 1:15. FOR HE SHALL BE GREAT IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD, AND SHALL DRINK NEITHER (or is never to drink-JNT) WINE (OR) STRONG DRINK (or other liquor, or fermented drink); AND HE SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit), EVEN FROM HIS MOTHER’S WOMB.
Lk 1:16. AND MANY OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SHALL HE (BRING BACK) TO THE LORD THEIR GOD.
Lk 1:17. AND HE SHALL GO (out) (as a forerunner) BEFORE HIM (or ahead of) (the Lord) IN THE SPIRIT AND POWER OF ELIJAH, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS (back) TO THE CHILDREN, AND THE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WISDOM (or attitude) OF THE (RIGHTEOUS); TO MAKE READY A PEOPLE PREPARED FOR THE LORD.
ZACHARIAH DOUBTS 16 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:18. AND ZACHARIAS SAID (TO) THE ANGEL, (HOW CAN I BE SURE OF THIS-NIV)? FOR I AM AN OLD MAN, AND MY WIFE WELL (ADVANCED) IN YEARS.
Lk 1:19. AND THE ANGEL ANSWERING SAID (TO) HIM, I AM GABRIEL, (I STAND) IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD; AND (I) AM SENT TO SPEAK (TO) (YOU), AND TO SHOW (YOU) THESE GLAD TIDINGS (or good news).
Lk 1:20. AND, BEHOLD, (YOU) (SHALL) BE DUMB (or silent, or mute), AND NOT ABLE TO SPEAK, UNTIL THE DAY THAT THESE THINGS SHALL (TAKE PLACE), BECAUSE (YOU) (DID NOT BELIEVE) MY WORDS, WHICH SHALL BE FULFILLED (or come true) IN THEIR (PROPER TIME).
Lk 1:21. AND (meanwhile) THE PEOPLE WAITED FOR ZACHARIAS, AND (WERE WONDERING) (or surprised) THAT HE (STAYED) SO LONG IN THE TEMPLE.
Lk 1:22. AND WHEN HE CAME OUT, HE COULD NOT SPEAK (TO) THEM: AND THEY (REALIZED) THAT HE HAD SEEN A VISION IN THE TEMPLE: FOR HE BECKONED (or kept making signs, or communicated…with signs) (TO) THEM, AND REMAINED SPEECHLESS (or unable to speak).
Lk 1:23. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT, AS SOON AS THE DAYS OF HIS MINISTRATION (or priestly, or Temple service) WERE ACCOMPLISHED (or ended), HE DEPARTED TO HIS OWN HOUSE.
ELISABETH CONCEIVES 15 TO 10 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:24. AND AFTER THOSE DAYS HIS WIFE ELISABETH (BECAME PREGNANT), AND (REMAINED…IN SECLUSION) FIVE MONTHS, SAYING,
Lk 1:25. THUS (HAS) (or this is the way-NASB) THE LORD DEALT WITH ME (AT THIS TIME) WHEREIN HE LOOKED (with favor) ON ME, TO TAKE AWAY MY REPROACH (or public disgrace) AMONG (THE PEOPLE).
AN ANGEL SENT TO MARY 9 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:26. AND IN THE SIXTH MONTH THE ANGEL GABRIEL WAS SENT FROM GOD (TO) A (TOWN) OF GALILEE, NAMED NAZARETH,
Lk 1:27. TO A VIRGIN ESPOUSED (or engaged, or pledged) TO A MAN WHOSE NAME WAS JOSEPH, OF THE HOUSE (or descendants) OF DAVID; AND THE VIRGIN’S NAME WAS MARY.
Lk 1:28. AND THE ANGEL CAME IN (TO) HER, AND SAID, HAIL (or Greetings, or Rejoice, or Shalom), (YOU) THAT (ARE) HIGHLY FAVORED, THE LORD IS WITH (YOU): BLESSED (ARE) (YOU) AMONG WOMEN.
Lk 1:29. AND WHEN SHE SAW HIM, SHE (Mary) WAS (greatly) TROUBLED AT HIS SAYING (or words), AND CAST IN HER MIND (or wondered) WHAT (KIND) OF SALUTATION (or greeting) THIS (MIGHT) BE.
Lk 1:30. AND THE ANGEL SAID (TO) HER, FEAR NOT, MARY: FOR (YOU) (HAVE) FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD.
Lk 1:31. AND, BEHOLD, (YOU) (WILL) CONCEIVE IN (YOUR) WOMB (or become pregnant), AND BRING FORTH A SON, AND (SHALL) CALL HIS NAME JESUS.
k 1:32. HE SHALL BE GREAT, AND SHALL BE CALLED THE SON OF THE HIGHEST: AND THE LORD GOD SHALL GIVE UNTO HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER (or forefather) DAVID:
Lk 1:33. AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOR EVER; AND OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END (or His kingdom will never end-NIV).
Lk 1:34. THEN SAID MARY (TO) THE ANGEL, HOW SHALL THIS BE, (SINCE I AM A VIRGIN-NASB)?
Lk 1:35. AND THE ANGEL ANSWERED AND SAID (TO) HER, THE HOLY GHOST SHALL COME (OVER) (YOU), AND THE POWER OF THE HIGHEST SHALL OVERSHADOW (or cover) (YOU): (FOR THAT REASON) THAT HOLY THING (or child) WHICH SHALL BE BORN OF (YOU) SHALL BE CALLED THE SON OF GOD.
Lk 1:36. AND, BEHOLD, (YOUR) COUSIN (or relative) ELISABETH, SHE (IS GOING TO HAVE) A SON IN HER OLD AGE: AND THIS IS THE SIXTH MONTH WITH HER, WHO WAS CALLED BARREN.
Lk 1:37. FOR WITH GOD NOTHING (IS) IMPOSSIBLE.
Lk 1:38. AND MARY SAID, BEHOLD THE HANDMAID (or bondslave, or servant) OF THE LORD; BE IT (done) (TO) ME ACCORDING TO (YOUR) WORD. AND THE ANGEL DEPARTED FROM HER.
MARY GOES TO THE HOUSE OF ZACHARIAS 8 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:39. AND (without delay) (at this time) MARY AROSE IN THOSE DAYS, AND WENT INTO THE HILL COUNTRY WITH HASTE, INTO A CITY OF (JUDAH) (or Judea);
Lk 1:40. AND ENTERED INTO THE HOUSE OF ZACHARIAS, AND (GREETED) ELISABETH.
Lk 1:41. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT, WHEN ELISABETH HEARD THE (GREETING) OF MARY, THE BABE LEAPED (or was stirred) IN HER WOMB; AND ELISABETH WAS FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST:
ELIZABETH PROPHESIES 8 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:42. AND SHE (SPOKE) OUT WITH A LOUD VOICE, AND SAID, BLESSED (ARE) (YOU) AMONG WOMEN, AND (how) BLESSED IS THE FRUIT (or child) OF (YOUR) WOMB (or child you will bear-NIV).
Lk 1:43. AND (WHY) IS THIS (happened) TO ME (or why am I so favored-NIV, or who am I), THAT THE MOTHER OF MY LORD SHOULD COME TO ME?
Lk 1:44. FOR, (BEHOLD), AS SOON AS THE (SOUND) OF (YOUR) (GREETING) (REACHED) (MY) EARS, THE (BABY) LEAPED IN MY WOMB FOR JOY.
Lk 1:45. AND BLESSED IS SHE THAT BELIEVED (or trusted) (that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished-NIV): FOR THERE SHALL BE A (FULFILLMENT) OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE TOLD HER FROM THE LORD.
MARY’S SOUL MAGNIFIES THE LORD 8 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:46. AND MARY SAID, MY SOUL DOTH MAGNIFY (or glorifies, or exalts) THE LORD,
Lk 1:47. AND MY SPIRIT (HAS) REJOICED IN GOD MY SAVIOR.
Lk 1:48. FOR HE (HAS) (BEEN MINDFUL OF) THE (HUMBLE) (POSITION) OF HIS HANDMAIDEN (or bondslave, or servantgirl): FOR, BEHOLD (imagine it!), FROM (THIS TIME ON) ALL GENERATIONS SHALL CALL ME BLESSED.
Lk 1:49. FOR HE THAT IS MIGHTY (HAS) DONE TO ME GREAT THINGS; AND (indeed) HOLY IS HIS NAME.
Lk 1:50. AND HIS MERCY (EXTENDS TO) THEM THAT FEAR HIM (IN EVERY GENERATION).
Lk 1:51. HE (HAS) (DONE MIGHTY DEEDS) WITH HIS ARM; HE (HAS) SCATTERED (or routed) THE PROUD IN THE IMAGINATION OF THEIR HEARTS (or scattered those who are-NIV) (secretly proud) (in their inmost thoughts-NIV) (from their heart).
Lk 1:52. HE (HAS) (BROUGHT) DOWN THE MIGHTY (or rulers) FROM THEIR (THRONES), AND (has) EXALTED (or raised up) THEM OF LOW DEGREE (or those who were humble-NASB).
Lk 1:53. HE (HAS) FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; AND THE RICH HE (HAS) (SENT AWAY EMPTY).
Lk 1:54. HE (HAS) (HELPED) HIS SERVANT ISRAEL, IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MERCY;
Lk 1:55. AS HE (SPOKE) (or promised) TO OUR FATHERS, TO ABRAHAM, AND TO HIS (OFFSPRING) FOR EVER.
Lk 1:56. AND MARY (STAYED) WITH (ELIZABETH) ABOUT THREE MONTHS, AND (then) RETURNED TO HER OWN HOUSE.
JOHN THE BAPTIST BORN 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 1:57. NOW ELISABETH’S FULL TIME CAME THAT SHE SHOULD (GIVE BIRTH) (to have her baby-NIV); AND SHE (GAVE BIRTH TO) A SON.
Lk 1:58. AND HER NEIGHBORS AND HER (RELATIVES) HEARD HOW THE LORD HAD (SHOWN) GREAT MERCY UPON HER; AND THEY REJOICED WITH HER.
Lk 1:59. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT ON THE EIGHTH DAY THEY CAME TO CIRCUMCISE THE CHILD; AND THEY CALLED HIM (or were going to name him-NIV) ZACHARIAS, AFTER THE NAME OF HIS FATHER.
Lk 1:60. AND HIS MOTHER ANSWERED AND SAID, (NO!); BUT HE SHALL BE CALLED JOHN.
Lk 1:61. AND THEY SAID (TO) HER, THERE IS NONE OF (YOUR) (RELATIVES) THAT IS CALLED BY THIS NAME.
Lk 1:62. AND THEY MADE SIGNS TO HIS FATHER, (to find out) (WHAT) HE WOULD HAVE (THE CHILD) CALLED.
Lk 1:63. AND HE (MOTIONED) FOR A WRITING (TABLET), AND WROTE, SAYING, HIS NAME IS JOHN. AND THEY (WERE ALL ASTONISHED).
Lk 1:64. AND HIS MOUTH WAS OPENED IMMEDIATELY, AND HIS TONGUE LOOSED, AND HE (SPOKE), AND PRAISED GOD.
Lk 1:65. AND FEAR (or awe) CAME ON ALL (the neighbors) THAT DWELT (AROUND) ABOUT THEM: AND ALL THESE (MATTERS) WERE (TALKED ABOUT) ABROAD THROUGHOUT ALL THE HILL COUNTRY OF (JUDEA).
Lk 1:66. AND ALL THEY THAT HEARD THEM (KEPT) THEM UP IN THEIR HEARTS (or mind) (or wondered about it), SAYING, WHAT (KIND) OF CHILD SHALL THIS (turn out to) BE! AND THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS WITH HIM.
6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF
Lk 1:67. AND HIS FATHER ZACHARIAS WAS FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND PROPHESIED, SAYING,
Lk 1:68. BLESSED (or praised) BE THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL; FOR HE (HAS) (COME) AND (ACCOMPLISHED REDEMPTION FOR) HIS PEOPLE (or He has visited and made a ransom to liberate His people-JNT),
Lk 1:69. AND (HAS) RAISED UP AN HORN OF SALVATION (or mighty Deliverer) FOR US (WHO IS A DESCENDANT OF-JNT) THE HOUSE OF HIS SERVANT DAVID;
Lk 1:70. AS HE (SPOKE) BY THE MOUTH OF HIS HOLY PROPHETS, WHICH HAVE BEEN SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN (or from of old) (or it is just as He has spoken through the mouth of the prophets from the very beginning-JNT):
Lk 1:71. THAT WE SHOULD BE SAVED (or delivered) FROM OUR ENEMIES, AND FROM THE (POWER) OF ALL THAT HATE US;
Lk 1:72. (This has happened) TO (SHOW) THE MERCY PROMISED TO OUR FATHERS, AND TO REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT;
Lk 1:73. THE OATH WHICH HE (SWORE) TO OUR FATHER ABRAHAM,
Lk 1:74. THAT HE WOULD GRANT (TO) US, THAT WE BEING DELIVERED (or freed) OUT OF THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES MIGHT SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR,
Lk 1:75. IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE HIM, ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIFE.
Lk 1:76. AND (YOU), (My) CHILD, (WILL) BE CALLED THE PROPHET OF THE (MOST HIGH): FOR (YOU) (WILL) GO BEFORE THE FACE OF THE LORD TO PREPARE (THE WAY FOR HIM-NIV);
Lk 1:77. TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF SALVATION (TO) HIS PEOPLE BY THE (FORGIVENESS) OF THEIR SINS (or that deliverance comes by having sins forgiven-JNT),
Lk 1:78. THROUGH (or because of) THE TENDER MERCY OF OUR GOD; WHEREBY THE DAYSPRING (or sunrise) FROM ON HIGH (HAS) VISITED US (or by which the rising sun will come to [visit] us from heaven-NIV),
Lk 1:79. TO GIVE LIGHT TO (or shine on) THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS AND IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH, TO GUIDE OUR FEET INTO THE WAY OF PEACE.
TO MT 1:1FROM LK 1:79
THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST
Mt 1:1. THE BOOK (or record) OF THE GENERATION (or genealogy) OF JESUS CHRIST (the Messiah), THE SON OF DAVID, THE SON OF ABRAHAM.
THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST FROM ABRAHAM TO JESUS
Mt 1:2. ABRAHAM BEGAT (or was the father of-NIV) ISAAC; AND ISAAC BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JACOB; AND JACOB BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JUDAS AND HIS (BROTHERS);
Mt 1:3. AND JUDAS BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) PHARES AND ZARA OF (or whose mother was) THAMAR; AND PHARES BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ESROM; AND ESROM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) (RAM);
Mt 1:4. AND (RAM) BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) (AMMINADAB); AND (AMMINADAB) BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) (NAHSHON); AND (NAHSHON) BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) SALMON;
Mt 1:5. AND SALMON BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) BOOZ OF (or whose mother was) RACHAB; AND BOOZ BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) OBED OF (or whose mother was) RUTH; AND OBED BEGAT JESSE;
Mt 1:6. AND JESSE BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) DAVID THE KING; AND DAVID THE KING BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) SOLOMON OF HER THAT HAD BEEN THE WIFE OF URIAS;
Mt 1:7. AND SOLOMON BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ROBOAM; AND ROBOAM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ABIA; AND ABIA BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ASA;
Mt 1:8. AND ASA BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JOSAPHAT; AND JOSAPHAT BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JORAM; AND JORAM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) OZIAS;
Mt 1:9. AND OZIAS BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JOATHAM; AND JOATHAM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ACHAZ; AND ACHAZ BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) EZEKIAS;
Mt 1:10. AND EZEKIAS BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) MANASSES; AND MANASSES BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) AMON; AND AMON BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JOSIAS;
Mt 1:11. AND JOSIAS BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JECHONIAS AND HIS (BROTHERS), ABOUT THE TIME THEY WERE CARRIED AWAY (or the exile, or deportation) TO BABYLON:
Mt 1:12. AND AFTER THEY WERE BROUGHT TO BABYLON, JECHONIAS BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) SALATHIEL; AND SALATHIEL BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ZOROBABEL;
Mt 1:13. AND ZOROBABEL BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ABIUD; AND ABIUD BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ELIAKIM; AND ELIAKIM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) AZOR;
Mt 1:14. AND AZOR BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) SADOC; AND SADOC BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ACHIM; AND ACHIM BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ELIUD;
Mt 1:15. AND ELIUD BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) ELEAZAR; AND ELEAZAR BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) MATTHAN; AND MATTHAN BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JACOB;
Mt 1:16. AND JACOB BEGAT (or was the father of-JNT) JOSEPH THE HUSBAND OF MARY, OF WHOM WAS BORN JESUS (or Yeshua), WHO IS CALLED CHRIST (or the Messiah).
Mt 1:17. SO ALL THE GENERATIONS FROM ABRAHAM TO DAVID ARE FOURTEEN GENERATIONS; AND FROM DAVID UNTIL THE CARRYING AWAY (or exile, captivity, or deportation) INTO BABYLON ARE FOURTEEN GENERATIONS; AND FROM THE CARRYING AWAY (or exile, captivity, or deportation) INTO BABYLON UNTO (the time of) CHRIST (or the Messiah) ARE FOURTEEN GENERATIONS.
TO LK 3:23 (Part 2)FROM MT 1:17
THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS FROM JOSEPH TO ADAM
Lk 3:23 (Part 2). (He) BEING ([SUPPOSEDLY] [or so it was thought-NIV]) THE SON OF JOSEPH, WHICH WAS THE SON OF HELI,
Lk 3:24. 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,
Lk 3:25. WHICH WAS THE SON OF MATTATHIAS, WHICH WAS THE SON OF AMOS, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (NAHUM), WHICH WAS THE SON OF ESLI, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (NAGGAI),
Lk 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 (JUDAH),
Lk 3:27. WHICH WAS THE SON OF JOANNA, WHICH WAS THE SON OF RHESA, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (ZERUBBABEL), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (SHEALTIEL), WHICH WAS THE SON OF NERI,
Lk 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 ER,
Lk 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 LEVI,
Lk 3:30. WHICH WAS THE SON OF SIMEON, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (JUDAH), WHICH WAS THE SON OF JOSEPH, WHICH WAS THE SON OF JONAN, WHICH WAS THE SON OF ELIAKIM,
Lk 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 OF DAVID,
Lk 3:32. WHICH WAS THE SON OF JESSE, WHICH WAS THE SON OF OBED, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (BOAZ), WHICH WAS THE SON OF SALMON, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (NAHSHON),
Lk 3:33. WHICH WAS THE SON OF (AMMINADAB), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (RAM), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (HEZRON), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (PEREZ), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (JUDAH),
Lk 3:34. WHICH WAS THE SON OF JACOB, WHICH WAS THE SON OF ISAAC, WHICH WAS THE SON OF ABRAHAM, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (TERAH), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (NAHOR),
Lk 3:35. WHICH WAS THE SON OF (SERUG), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (REU), WHICH WAS THE SON OF (PELEG), WHICH WAS THE SON OF HEBER, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (SHELAH),
Lk 3:36. WHICH WAS THE SON OF CAINAN, WHICH WAS THE SON OF ARPHAXAD, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (SHEM), WHICH WAS THE SON OF NOAH, WHICH WAS THE SON OF LAMECH, Lk 3:37. WHICH WAS THE SON OF (METHUSELAH), WHICH WAS THE SON OF ENOCH, WHICH WAS THE SON OF JARED, WHICH WAS THE SON OF (MAHALALEL), WHICH WAS THE SON OF CAINAN,
Lk 3:38. WHICH WAS THE SON OF ENOS, WHICH WAS THE SON OF SETH, WHICH WAS THE SON OF ADAM, WHICH WAS THE SON OF GOD.
TO JN 1:4FROM LK 3:38
DARKNESS DOES NOT COMPREHEND LIGHT
Jn 1:4. IN HIM WAS LIFE; AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF (MANKIND). Jn 1:5. AND THE LIGHT (SHINES) IN (the) DARKNESS; AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED (or understood) IT NOT.
TO MT 1:18FROM JN 1:5
AN ANGEL APPEARS TO JOSEPH LEADING UP TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Mt 1:18. NOW THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST (or Yeshua the Messiah-JNT) (WAS AS FOLLOWS): WHEN AS HIS MOTHER MARY WAS ESPOUSED (or engaged, pledged, or betrothed) TO (be married to) JOSEPH, (but) BEFORE THEY CAME TOGETHER (or were married), SHE WAS FOUND (to be) (PREGNANT) OF THE HOLY GHOST (or Holy Spirit).
Mt 1:19. THEN JOSEPH HER HUSBAND (to be), BEING A (RIGHTEOUS) MAN (or a man who did what was right-JNT), AND NOT WILLING TO MAKE HER A PUBLIC EXAMPLE (or public shame, or disgrace), (HAD IN MIND) TO PUT HER AWAY (QUIETLY) (or secretly).
Mt 1:20. BUT WHILE HE (CONSIDERED) THESE THINGS, BEHOLD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD APPEARED (TO) HIM IN A DREAM, SAYING, JOSEPH, THOU SON OF DAVID, FEAR NOT TO TAKE (TO) THEE MARY (YOUR) WIFE (or do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife-NIV): FOR THAT WHICH IS CONCEIVED IN HER IS (FROM) THE HOLY GHOST (or Holy Spirit).
Mt 1:21. AND SHE SHALL (GIVE BIRTH TO) (or bear) A SON, AND (YOU) (SHALL) CALL HIS NAME JESUS (or Yeshua, [which means ‘Adonai saves’,-JNT]: FOR (it is) HE (Who) SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.
Mt 1:22. NOW ALL THIS (HAPPENED) (or took place), THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN OF THE LORD BY THE PROPHET, SAYING,
Mt 1:23. BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL (CONCEIVE), AND SHALL (GIVE BIRTH TO) (or bear) A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME EMMANUEL, WHICH BEING (TRANSLATED) IS, GOD (is) WITH US.
Mt 1:24. THEN JOSEPH BEING RAISED (or awoke, or arose) FROM SLEEP DID AS THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HAD (TOLD) (or commanded) HIM, AND (he) TOOK (Mary) (TO) HIM (as) HIS WIFE:
TO LK 2:1FROM MT 1:24
JOSEPH AND MARY WENT TO BETHLEHEM JUST PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Lk 2:1. AND IT CAME TO PASS IN THOSE DAYS, THAT THERE WENT OUT A DECREE FROM CAESAR AUGUSTUS, THAT ALL THE (Roman) WORLD (or Empire) SHOULD BE TAXED (or a census should be taken-NASB).
Lk 2:2. (AND THIS TAXING [or census, or registration] [the first of its kind-JNT] WAS FIRST MADE WHEN CYRENIUS [or Quirinius] WAS GOVERNOR OF SYRIA.)
Lk 2:3. AND ALL WENT TO BE TAXED (or to register for the census-NASB), EVERY ONE INTO HIS OWN CITY (or town).
Lk 2:4. AND JOSEPH ALSO WENT UP FROM GALILEE, OUT OF THE (TOWN) OF NAZARETH, INTO (JUDEA), (TO) THE CITY OF DAVID, WHICH IS CALLED BETHLEHEM; (BECAUSE HE WAS OF THE HOUSE AND LINEAGE [or family] OF DAVID:)
Lk 2:5. TO BE TAXED (or in order to register-NASB) (along) WITH MARY HIS ESPOUSED WIFE (or who was engaged to him-NASB), BEING (PREGNANT) WITH (a) CHILD.
Lk 2:6. AND SO IT WAS, THAT, WHILE THEY WERE THERE, THE DAYS WERE (COMPLETED) THAT SHE SHOULD (GIVE BIRTH).
TO MT 1:25FROM LK 2:6
JOSEPH KNEW HER NOT PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS
Mt 1:25. AND KNEW HER NOT (or he did not have sexual relations-JNT, or union with her) TILL SHE HAD BROUGHT FORTH (or given birth to) HER FIRSTBORN SON: AND HE CALLED (or gave Him) HIS NAME JESUS.
TO LK 2:7FROM MT 1:25
THE BIRTH OF JESUS O DAYS
Lk 2:7. AND SHE (GAVE BIRTH TO) HER FIRSTBORN (child, a) SON, AND WRAPPED HIM IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, AND LAID HIM IN A (FEEDING TROUGH); BECAUSE THERE WAS NO ROOM (or space) FOR THEM IN THE INN.
THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGELS O DAYS
Lk 2:8. AND THERE WERE IN THE SAME COUNTRY (or countryside, or region nearby) SHEPHERDS (STAYING OUT) IN THE FIELD, KEEPING WATCH OVER (or guarding) THEIR FLOCK BY NIGHT.
Lk 2:9. AND, LO, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (suddenly) (STOOD BEFORE) THEM, AND THE GLORY OF THE LORD SHONE (AROUND) THEM: AND THEY WERE (GREATLY) AFRAID.
Lk 2:10. AND THE ANGEL SAID (TO) THEM, (DO NOT BE AFRAID): FOR, BEHOLD, I BRING YOU GOOD (NEWS) OF GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE.
Lk 2:11. FOR (TO) YOU IS BORN THIS (very) DAY IN THE CITY (or town) OF DAVID A SAVIOR (or Deliverer), WHICH IS CHRIST (or Messiah) THE LORD.
Lk 2:12. AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN (TO) YOU (or here is how you will know-JNT); (YOU) SHALL FIND THE (BABY) WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, (and) LYING IN A (FEEDING TROUGH).
Lk 2:13. AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL A (GREAT COMPANY) OF THE HEAVENLY HOST PRAISING GOD, AND SAYING,
Lk 2:14. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST (heaven), AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN (or peace among people of good will-JNT, or peace to men on whom His favor rests-NIV).
Lk 2:15. AND IT CAME TO PASS, AS THE ANGELS WERE GONE AWAY FROM THEM INTO HEAVEN, THE SHEPHERDS SAID ONE TO ANOTHER, LET US NOW GO EVEN (straight) (TO) BETHLEHEM, AND SEE THIS THING WHICH IS COME TO PASS, WHICH THE LORD (HAS) MADE KNOWN (TO) US.
Lk 2:16. AND THEY (HURRIED), AND FOUND (their way to) MARY, AND JOSEPH, AND THE (BABY) (Who was) LYING IN A (FEEDING TROUGH).
Lk 2:17. AND WHEN THEY HAD SEEN (HIM), THEY (SPREAD) ABROAD THE (STATEMENT) WHICH WAS TOLD THEM CONCERNING THIS CHILD.
Lk 2:18. AND ALL THEY THAT HEARD IT (WERE AMAZED) AT THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE TOLD THEM BY THE SHEPHERDS.
Lk 2:19. BUT MARY KEPT (or treasured up) ALL THESE THINGS, AND (KEPT MULLING) THEM (over) IN HER HEART.
Lk 2:20. AND THE SHEPHERDS RETURNED (back), GLORIFYING AND PRAISING GOD FOR ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY HAD HEARD AND SEEN, (which was just) AS IT WAS TOLD UNTO THEM.
THE CIRCUMCISING OF THE CHILD HIS NAME WAS CALLED JESUS 8 DAYS
Lk 2:21. AND WHEN EIGHT DAYS WERE (COMPLETED) FOR THE CIRCUMCISING OF THE CHILD (or on the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise Him-NIV), HIS NAME WAS CALLED JESUS, WHICH WAS SO NAMED OF THE ANGEL BEFORE HE WAS CONCEIVED IN THE WOMB.
JESUS BROUGHT TO JERUSALEM A SACRIFICE OFFERED 40 DAYS
Lk 2:22. AND WHEN THE DAYS OF HER PURIFICATION ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF MOSES WERE (COMPLETED), THEY BROUGHT HIM (up) TO JERUSALEM, TO PRESENT HIM TO THE LORD;
Lk 2:23. (AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF THE LORD, EVERY [first-born] MALE THAT [OPENS] THE WOMB SHALL BE CALLED HOLY [or is to be consecrated-NIV] TO THE LORD;)
Lk 2:24. AND (also) TO OFFER A SACRIFICE ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH IS SAID IN THE LAW OF THE LORD, A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES, OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS.
SIMEON PROPHESIES 40 DAYS
Lk 2:25. AND, BEHOLD, THERE WAS A MAN IN JERUSALEM, WHOSE NAME WAS SIMEON; AND THE SAME MAN WAS (RIGHTEOUS) AND DEVOUT, WAITING (eagerly) FOR THE CONSOLATION OF (or God to comfort) ISRAEL: AND THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit) WAS UPON HIM.
Lk 2:26. AND IT WAS REVEALED (TO) HIM BY THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit), THAT HE SHOULD NOT (DIE), BEFORE HE HAD SEEN THE LORD’S CHRIST (or Messiah).
Lk 2:27. AND HE CAME (or was prompted) BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE TEMPLE (courts): AND WHEN THE PARENTS BROUGHT IN THE CHILD JESUS, TO (CARRY OUT) FOR HIM AFTER THE CUSTOM OF THE LAW (or what the…Law required-NIV),
Lk 2:28. THEN (SIMEON TOOK) HIM UP IN HIS ARMS, AND BLESSED (or praised) GOD, AND SAID,
Lk 2:29. (Sovereign) LORD, NOW (YOU ARE LETTING) (YOUR) (bond) SERVANT DEPART IN PEACE, ACCORDING TO (YOUR) WORD (or as You have promised-NIV) (or Your servant is at peace as You let him go-JNT):
Lk 2:30. FOR (MY) (own) EYES HAVE SEEN (YOUR) SALVATION,
Lk 2:31. WHICH (YOU) (HAVE) PREPARED (IN THE PRESENCE) OF ALL PEOPLE;
Lk 2:32. A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN (or bring revelation to) THE GENTILES, AND THE GLORY OF (YOUR) PEOPLE ISRAEL.
Lk 2:33. AND JOSEPH (the child’s father) AND HIS MOTHER (WERE AMAZED) AT THOSE THINGS WHICH WERE SPOKEN OF HIM.
Lk 2:34. AND SIMEON BLESSED THEM, AND SAID (TO) MARY HIS MOTHER, BEHOLD, THIS CHILD IS (DESTINED) (TO CAUSE) THE FALL AND RISING AGAIN OF MANY IN ISRAEL; AND (He) (will become) A SIGN WHICH SHALL BE SPOKEN AGAINST (or opposed);
Lk 2:35. ([YES], A SWORD SHALL PIERCE THROUGH [YOUR] OWN SOUL ALSO,) (all this will happen in order-JNT) THAT THE (inmost) THOUGHTS OF MANY (people’s) HEARTS MAY BE REVEALED.
ANNA, A PROPHETESS 40 DAYS
Lk 2:36. AND THERE WAS (also) ONE ANNA, A PROPHETESS, THE DAUGHTER OF PHANUEL, OF THE TRIBE OF (ASHER): SHE WAS OF (VERY OLD), AND HAD LIVED WITH AN HUSBAND SEVEN YEARS (AFTER HER MARRIAGE);
Lk 2:37. AND (then) SHE WAS A WIDOW OF ABOUT FOURSCORE AND FOUR YEARS (or had remained a widow ever since; now she was eighty-four-JNT), WHICH (NEVER LEFT) THE TEMPLE (grounds), BUT SERVED (or worshiped) GOD WITH FASTINGS AND PRAYERS NIGHT AND DAY.
Lk 2:38. AND SHE COMING IN (at) THAT INSTANT GAVE THANKS LIKEWISE (TO) THE LORD, AND (SPOKE) OF HIM TO ALL THEM THAT LOOKED FOR REDEMPTION IN JERUSALEM (or the redemption of Jerusalem-NIV) (or Jerusalem) (to be liberated).
TO MT 2:1FROM LK 2:38
(BETHLEHEM) THE WISE MEN 1 YEAR
Mt 2:1. NOW (AFTER) JESUS WAS BORN IN BETHLEHEM OF (JUDEA) IN THE (TIME) OF HEROD THE KING, BEHOLD, THERE CAME WISE MEN (or Magi) FROM THE EAST TO JERUSALEM,
Mt 2:2. SAYING, WHERE IS HE (the One) THAT IS (the new) BORN KING OF THE JEWS? FOR WE HAVE SEEN HIS STAR IN THE EAST, AND ARE COME TO WORSHIP HIM.
Mt 2:3. WHEN HEROD THE KING HAD HEARD THESE THINGS, HE WAS TROUBLED (or very agitated, or disturbed), AND (EVERYONE ELSE IN) JERUSALEM WITH HIM.
Mt 2:4. AND WHEN HE HAD GATHERED ALL THE CHIEF PRIESTS AND SCRIBES (or Torah teachers) OF THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, HE (BEGAN TO INQUIRE) (or asked) OF THEM WHERE CHRIST (or the Messiah) SHOULD BE BORN.
Mt 2:5. AND THEY SAID (TO) HIM, IN BETHLEHEM (or Beit-Lechem) OF (JUDEA): FOR THUS IT IS WRITTEN BY THE PROPHET,
Mt 2:6. AND (YOU) BETHLEHEM (or Beit-Lechem), IN THE LAND OF JUDA, (ARE BY NO MEANS) THE LEAST AMONG THE PRINCES (or leaders, or rulers) OF JUDA: FOR (FROM) (YOU) SHALL COME A GOVERNOR (or Ruler), THAT SHALL RULE (or be the Shepherd of-NIV) MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.
Mt 2:7. THEN HEROD, WHEN HE HAD (SECRETLY) CALLED THE WISE MEN (or Magi), (ASKED) OF THEM DILIGENTLY (WHEN) THE STAR APPEARED.
Mt 2:8. AND HE SENT THEM TO BETHLEHEM (or Beit-Lechem), AND SAID, GO AND SEARCH DILIGENTLY (or carefully) FOR THE YOUNG CHILD; AND WHEN (YOU) HAVE FOUND HIM, (REPORT TO ME) (or let me know) AGAIN, THAT I MAY COME AND WORSHIP HIM ALSO.
Mt 2:9. (AFTER) THEY HAD (LISTENED TO) THE KING, THEY DEPARTED; AND, (BEHOLD), THE STAR, WHICH THEY SAW IN THE EAST, WENT (IN FRONT OF) THEM, TILL IT CAME AND (STOPPED) OVER WHERE THE YOUNG CHILD WAS.
Mt 2:10. WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR, THEY (WERE OVERJOYED).
Mt 2:11. AND WHEN THEY WERE COME INTO THE HOUSE, THEY SAW THE YOUNG CHILD WITH MARY HIS MOTHER, AND (they) FELL DOWN, AND WORSHIPED HIM: AND WHEN THEY HAD OPENED THEIR (BAGS), THEY PRESENTED (TO) HIM GIFTS; GOLD, AND FRANKINCENSE (or incense), AND MYRRH.
Mt 2:12. AND BEING (divinely) WARNED (BY) GOD IN A DREAM THAT THEY SHOULD NOT RETURN (back) TO HEROD, THEY (RETURNED) INTO THEIR OWN COUNTRY (by) ANOTHER WAY.
FLIGHT TO EGYPT 1 YEAR
Mt 2:13. AND (AFTER THEY HAD GONE), BEHOLD, THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (APPEARED) TO JOSEPH IN A DREAM, SAYING, (GET UP), AND TAKE THE YOUNG CHILD AND HIS MOTHER, AND FLEE (or escape) INTO EGYPT, AND (STAY) THERE UNTIL I (TELL YOU TO LEAVE): FOR HEROD WILL (SEARCH) (or look for) THE YOUNG CHILD (IN ORDER TO KILL HIM-JNT).
Mt 2:14. WHEN HE (GOT UP), HE TOOK THE YOUNG CHILD AND HIS MOTHER (DURING THE) NIGHT, AND (LEFT FOR) EGYPT:
Mt 2:15. AND (STAYED) THERE UNTIL THE DEATH OF HEROD: THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN OF THE LORD BY THE PROPHET, SAYING, OUT OF EGYPT HAVE I CALLED MY SON.
Mt 2:16. THEN HEROD, WHEN HE (REALIZED) THAT HE WAS MOCKED (or tricked, or outwitted, or deceived) OF THE WISE MEN (or Magi), (he) WAS (ENRAGED) (or furious, or angry), AND SENT FORTH, AND (GAVE ORDERS TO KILL) ALL THE (male) CHILDREN (or boys) THAT WERE IN BETHLEHEM, AND IN ALL THE COASTS (or environs, or vicinity, or districts) THEREOF, FROM TWO YEARS OLD AND UNDER, ACCORDING TO (or calculating) THE TIME WHICH HE HAD DILIGENTLY INQUIRED (or ascertained, or learned, or determined) (FROM) THE WISE MEN (or Magi).
Mt 2:17. THEN WAS FULFILLED THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY JEREMIAH THE PROPHET, SAYING,
Mt 2:18. IN (RAMAH) WAS THERE A VOICE HEARD, LAMENTATION, AND WEEPING, AND GREAT MOURNING (or sobbing and lamenting loudly-JNT), (It was) RACHEL WEEPING (or sobbing) FOR HER CHILDREN, AND WOULD NOT (or refused to) BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY (ARE NO LONGER ALIVE) (or were no more).
FROM EGYPT TO ISRAEL 2 TO 4 YEARS
Mt 2:19. BUT WHEN HEROD WAS DEAD, BEHOLD, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD (or Adonai) (APPEARED) IN A DREAM TO JOSEPH IN EGYPT,
Mt 2:20. SAYING, (GET UP), AND TAKE THE YOUNG CHILD AND HIS MOTHER, AND GO INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL: FOR THEY ARE DEAD WHICH (WERE TRYING TO TAKE) THE YOUNG CHILD’S LIFE.).
Mt 2:21. AND HE (GOT UP), AND TOOK THE YOUNG CHILD AND HIS MOTHER, AND CAME (back) INTO THE LAND OF ISRAEL.
JOSEPH AND MARY RETURN TO NAZARETH 2 TO 4 YEARS OLD
Mt 2:22. BUT WHEN HE HEARD THAT ARCHELAUS DID REIGN (OVER) (JUDEA) (as king of Y’hudah-JNT) IN (PLACE) (or instead) OF HIS FATHER HEROD, HE WAS AFRAID TO GO (THERE): NOTWITHSTANDING, BEING WARNED OF GOD IN A DREAM, HE TURNED ASIDE (or departed, or withdrew) INTO THE (REGIONS) (or district) OF GALILEE:
Mt 2:23. AND HE CAME AND (SETTLED) (or resided, or lived) IN A (TOWN) CALLED NAZARETH: THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS SPOKEN BY THE PROPHETS, (that) HE SHALL BE CALLED A NAZARENE.
TO LK 2:39FROM MT 2:23
JOSEPH AND MARY RETURN TO NAZARETH 2 TO 4 YEARS OLD
Lk 2:39. AND WHEN (JOSEPH AND MARY) HAD PERFORMED ALL THINGS (REQUIRED BY) THE LAW OF THE LORD, THEY RETURNED INTO GALILEE, TO THEIR OWN CITY (or town of) NAZARETH.
(Commentary-note, it did not say the law of Moses but the law of “the Lord” which includes the prophesied going into Egypt and returning from Egypt to Israel)
THE CHILD (JESUS) GREW UP TO 12 YEARS
Lk 2:40. AND THE CHILD GREW, AND (BECAME) STRONG IN SPIRIT, FILLED (or increasing) WITH WISDOM: AND THE GRACE (or favor) OF GOD WAS UPON HIM.
JESUS AND HIS PARENTS GO UP TO JERUSALEM 12 YEARS
Lk 2:41. NOW HIS PARENTS WENT TO JERUSALEM EVERY YEAR AT THE FEAST (or festival) OF THE PASSOVER.
Lk 2:42. AND WHEN HE WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD, THEY WENT UP TO JERUSALEM (ACCORDING TO) THE CUSTOM OF THE FEAST.
Lk 2:43. AND WHEN THEY HAD FULFILLED THE (full number of) DAYS (or after the feast was over-NIV), AS THEY RETURNED (home), THE CHILD JESUS (STAYED) BEHIND IN JERUSALEM; AND JOSEPH AND HIS MOTHER (or parents) (WERE UNAWARE) OF IT.
Lk 2:44. BUT THEY, (THINKING HE WAS) (somewhere) IN THE (CARAVAN), WENT A DAY’S JOURNEY (on the road); AND (then) THEY (BEGAN SEARCHING FOR) HIM AMONG THEIR (RELATIVES) AND (FRIENDS).
Lk 2:45. AND WHEN THEY FOUND HIM NOT, THEY TURNED BACK AGAIN TO JERUSALEM, SEEKING HIM.
Lk 2:46. AND IT CAME TO PASS, THAT AFTER THREE DAYS (or on the third day-JNT) THEY FOUND HIM IN THE TEMPLE (courts), SITTING (AMONG) THE DOCTORS (or teachers, or rabbis), BOTH (LISTENING TO) THEM, AND ASKING THEM QUESTIONS
Lk 2:47. AND ALL THAT HEARD HIM WERE ASTONISHED AT HIS UNDERSTANDING (or insight) AND ANSWERS.
Lk 2:48. AND WHEN (HIS PARENTS) SAW HIM, THEY WERE (SHOCKED): AND HIS MOTHER SAID (TO) HIM, SON, WHY (HAVE) (YOU) (TREATED) US (THIS WAY)? BEHOLD, (YOUR) FATHER AND I HAVE (BEEN…SEARCHING FOR) (YOU). (I HAVE BEEN TERRIBLY WORRIED-JNT).
Lk 2:49. AND HE SAID (TO) THEM, (WHY) IS IT THAT (YOU) (HAVE TO LOOK FOR-JNT) ME? (DID) (YOU) NOT (know) THAT I MUST BE (CONCERNING) (Myself with) MY FATHER’S (AFFAIRS) (or that I had to be in My Father’s house-NIV)?
Lk 2:50. AND THEY UNDERSTOOD NOT THE (STATEMENT) WHICH HE (SPOKE) (TO) THEM (or they didn’t understand what He meant-JNT).
JESUS SUBJECT TO HIS PARENTS
HE INCREASED IN WISDOM
THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS
12 YEARS AND BEYOND
Lk 2:51. AND (so) HE WENT DOWN WITH THEM, AND CAME TO NAZARETH, AND (CONTINUED IN SUBJECTION) (or was obedient) (TO)
THEM: BUT HIS MOTHER (STORED UP) ALL THESE SAYINGS (or things) IN HER HEART.
Lk 2:52. AND JESUS INCREASED (or grew) IN WISDOM AND STATURE, AND (gaining) IN FAVOR WITH GOD AND (OTHER PEOPLE).
TO LK 1:80FROM LK 2:52
THE CHILDHOOD OF JOHN 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS TO ABOUT 30 YEARS
Lk 1:80. AND THE CHILD GREW, AND (BECAME) STRONG IN SPIRIT, AND WAS (or lived) IN THE DESERTS (UNTIL) THE DAY OF HIS (PUBLIC APPEARANCE) (or manifestation) (TO) ISRAEL.
TO LK 3:1FROM LK 1:80
(THE WILDERNESS OF JUDEA) THE WORD OF JOHN CAME TO JOHN 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Lk 3:1. NOW IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF (EMPEROR TIBERIUS), PONTIUS PILATE BEING GOVERNOR OF (JUDEA), AND HEROD BEING TETRARCH OF GALILEE, AND HIS BROTHER PHILIP TETRARCH OF (ITUREA) AND OF THE REGION OF TRACHONITIS, AND LYSANIAS (was) THE TETRARCH OF ABILENE,
Lk 3:2. ANNAS AND CAIAPHAS BEING THE HIGH PRIESTS, THE WORD OF GOD CAME (TO) JOHN THE SON OF ZACHARIAS IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert)
TO JN 1:6FROM LK 3:2
JOHN CAME TO BEAR WITNESS OF JESUS 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Jn 1:6. THERE WAS A MAN (who was) SENT FROM GOD, WHOSE NAME WAS JOHN.
Jn 1:7. (HE) CAME FOR A WITNESS (or testimony), TO (TESTIFY) (CONCERNING) THE LIGHT, (so) THAT ALL MEN THROUGH HIM MIGHT BELIEVE (or trust) (or so that through Him, everyone might put his trust in God and be faithful to Him-JNT).
Jn 1:8. HE (himself) WAS NOT THAT LIGHT, (no) BUT (he) WAS SENT TO (TESTIFY) (CONCERNING) THAT LIGHT.
Jn 1:9. (THIS) WAS THE TRUE LIGHT, WHICH (GIVES LIGHT TO) EVERY MAN THAT (WAS COMING) INTO THE WORLD.
Jn 1:10. HE WAS IN THE WORLD, AND THE WORLD WAS MADE BY HIM, AND (yet) THE WORLD (DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM).
Jn 1:11. HE CAME (TO) (that which was) HIS (OWN HOMELAND), AND (yet) (those who were) HIS OWN (people) RECEIVED HIM NOT.
Jn 1:12. BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE (the) POWER (or right) TO BECOME THE SONS (or children) OF GOD, EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE (or put their trust) (IN) HIS NAME (or person and ower-JNT):
Jn 1:13. (Children) WHICH WERE BORN, NOT OF BLOOD (or natural descent, or bloodline), NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH (or human decision, or physical impulse), NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN (or a husband’s will, or human intention), BUT (born) OF GOD.
Jn 1:14. AND THE WORD WAS MADE (or became) FLESH (or became a human being-JNT), AND (LIVED) AMONG US, (AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE [One and] ONLY BEGOTTEN [Son] OF THE FATHER,) FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.
Jn 1:15. JOHN BARE WITNESS (or testifies) OF HIM, AND CRIED (out), SAYING, THIS WAS HE OF WHOM I (WAS TALKING ABOUT) (when I said), HE THAT (COMES) AFTER ME IS PREFERRED BEFORE ME (or has surpassed me, or has a higher rank than I-NASB): FOR HE (EXISTED) BEFORE ME.
Jn 1:16. AND OF HIS FULLNESS HAVE ALL WE RECEIVED, (yes) AND GRACE FOR (or upon) GRACE (or one blessing after another-NIV).
Jn 1:17. FOR THE LAW WAS GIVEN (THROUGH) MOSES, BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME BY JESUS CHRIST (or the Messiah).
Jn 1:18. NO MAN (HAS) SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; (but) THE (One and) ONLY (or unique) BEGOTTEN SON (Who is identical with God-JNT), WHICH IS IN THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER (or is at the Father’s side-NIV), HE (HAS) DECLARED (or explained) HIM.
TO MT 3:1FROM JN 1:18
JOHN BAPTIST—PREPARE YE THE WAY 29 ½ TO 30 YEARS
Mt 3:1. (Now) (DURING) THOSE DAYS CAME JOHN THE BAPTIST (or the Immerser arrived-JNT) PREACHING IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert) OF (JUDEA),
Mt 3:2. AND (PROCLAIMING THE MESSAGE), REPENT YE: (or turn from your sins to God-JNT) FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS (NEAR).
Mt 3:3. FOR THIS IS (THE MAN) THAT WAS SPOKEN OF BY THE PROPHET (ISAIAH), SAYING, THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING (or calling) IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert), PREPARE YE (or make ready) THE WAY (FOR) THE LORD (or Adonai), MAKE (STRAIGHT PATHS FOR HIM!).
Mt 3:4. AND THE SAME JOHN (WORE CLOTHES) OF CAMEL’S HAIR, AND A (LEATHER BELT) ABOUT HIS (WAIST); AND HIS (FOOD) WAS LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY.
Mt 3:5. THEN (people) WENT OUT TO HIM (from) JERUSALEM, AND ALL (JUDEA), AND ALL THE (whole) REGION (or district) (AROUND) (the) JORDAN,
Mt 3:6. AND WERE (being) BAPTIZED (or immersed) (BY) HIM IN (the) JORDAN (River), (AS THEY CONFESSED THEIR SINS-NASB).
TO MK 1:2FROM MT 3:6
JOHN BAPTIST—PREPARE YE THE WAY 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Mk 1:2. AS IT IS WRITTEN IN (ISAIAH THE PROPHET), BEHOLD, I (will) SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU), WHICH SHALL PREPARE (YOUR) WAY BEFORE (YOU).
Mk 1:3. THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING (or calling) IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert), PREPARE YE (or make ready) THE WAY (FOR) THE LORD, MAKE (STRAIGHT PATHS FOR HIM)
Mk 1:4. (So) JOHN (the Immerser) DID BAPTIZE IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert), AND PREACH THE BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE FOR THE (FORGIVENESS) OF SINS (or proclaiming an immersion involving turning to God from sin in order to be forgiven-JNT).
Mk 1:5. AND THERE WENT OUT (TO) HIM ALL THE (COUNTRYSIDE) OF (JUDEA), AND (THE PEOPLE) OF JERUSALEM, AND (they) WERE ALL BAPTIZED (or immersed) OF HIM IN THE RIVER OF JORDAN, CONFESSING THEIR SINS.
Mk 1:6. AND JOHN WAS CLOTHED WITH CAMEL’S HAIR, AND WITH A (LEATHER BELT) ABOUT HIS (WAIST); AND HE DID EAT LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY;
TO LK 3:3FROM MK 1:6
JOHN BAPTIST—PREPARE YE THE WAY 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Lk 3:3. AND HE (WENT) INTO ALL THE (REGION) (AROUND) (the) JORDAN, PREACHING THE BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE FOR THE (FORGIVENESS) OF SINS (or proclaiming an immersion involving turning to God from sin in order to be forgiven-JNT);
Lk 3:4. AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THE WORDS OF (ISAIAH) THE PROPHET, SAYING, THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert), PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE (STRAIGHT PATHS FOR HIM).
Lk 3:5. EVERY VALLEY (or ravine) SHALL BE FILLED (in), AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL SHALL BE BROUGHT LOW (or leveled off); AND THE CROOKED (or winding roads) SHALL BE MADE STRAIGHT, AND THE ROUGH WAYS (or roads) SHALL BE MADE SMOOTH;
Lk 3:6. AND ALL (MANKIND) SHALL SEE THE SALVATION (or deliverance) OF GOD.
TO MT 3:7FROM LK 3:6
WARNING TO THE PHARISEES 29 ½ TO 30 YEARS
Mt 3:7. BUT WHEN HE SAW MANY OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES COME TO HIS BAPTISM (or coming to where he was baptizing-NIV, or coming to be immersed by him-JNT), HE SAID (TO) THEM, O GENERATION (or brood) OF (SNAKES), WHO (HAS) WARNED YOU TO FLEE (or escape) FROM THE WRATH (or punishment) TO COME?
Mt 3:8. BRING FORTH THEREFORE (or produce, or bear) FRUITS (WORTHY) (OF) REPENTANCE (or fruit in keeping with repentance-NASB) (or if you have really turned from your sins to God, produce fruit that will prove it!-JNT):
Mt 3:9. AND THINK NOT TO SAY (or think) WITHIN YOURSELVES (or don’t suppose you can comfort yourselves by saying-JNT), WE HAVE ABRAHAM (FOR) OUR FATHER: FOR I (TELL YOU), THAT GOD IS ABLE OF THESE STONES TO RAISE UP CHILDREN (or sons) (TO) ABRAHAM.
Mt 3:10. AND NOW (ALREADY) THE AXE IS LAID (TO) THE ROOT OF THE TREES (ready to strike): THEREFORE EVERY TREE WHICH (DOES NOT BEAR) (or produce) GOOD FRUIT IS (CUT) (or chopped) DOWN, AND (THROWN) INTO THE FIRE.
TO LK 3:7FROM MT 3:10
WARNING TO THE PHARISEES" 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Lk 3:7. THEN SAID HE (John) TO THE (CROWDS) THAT CAME FORTH TO BE BAPTIZED (or immersed) (BY) HIM, O GENERATION (or brood) OF (SNAKES), WHO HATH WARNED YOU TO FLEE (or escape) FROM THE WRATH TO COME?
Lk 3:8. (PRODUCE) FRUITS WORTHY OF (or in keeping with) REPENTANCE (or if you have really turned from your sins, produce fruit that will prove it-JNT), AND BEGIN NOT TO SAY WITHIN YOURSELVES, WE HAVE ABRAHAM (FOR) OUR FATHER: FOR I SAY (TO) YOU, THAT GOD IS ABLE OF THESE STONES TO RAISE UP CHILDREN (FOR) ABRAHAM.
Lk 3:9. AND NOW ALSO THE (AX) IS (already) LAID (AT) THE ROOT OF THE TREES (ready to strike): EVERY TREE THEREFORE WHICH (DOES NOT PRODUCE) GOOD FRUIT IS (CUT) DOWN, AND CAST INTO THE FIRE.
Lk 3:10. AND THE (CROWD) ASKED HIM, SAYING, WHAT SHALL WE DO THEN?
PEOPLE ASK JOHN, "WHAT SHALL WE DO?" 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Lk 3:11. HE (ANSWERED)) AND (SAID) (TO) THEM, HE THAT (HAS) TWO COATS, LET HIM (SHARE WITH) HIM THAT (HAS) NONE; AND HE THAT (HAS) (FOOD), LET HIM DO (THE SAME).
Lk 3:12. THEN CAME ALSO (some) (TAX COLLECTORS) TO BE BAPTIZED (or immersed), AND SAID (TO) HIM, MASTER (or Teacher, or Rabbi), WHAT SHALL WE DO?
Lk 3:13. AND HE SAID (TO) THEM, (COLLECT) NO MORE THAN THAT WHICH IS APPOINTED YOU (or no more than the government assesses-NIV).
Lk 3:14. AND (SOME) SOLDIERS LIKEWISE (WERE QUESTIONING) HIM, SAYING, AND WHAT (about us, what) SHALL WE DO? AND HE SAID (TO) THEM, DO VIOLENCE TO NO MAN (or do not take money from anyone by force-NASB, or don’t intimidate anyone, or don’t extort money), NEITHER ACCUSE ANY FALSELY; AND BE CONTENT (or satisfied) WITH YOUR WAGES.
TO MT 3:11FROM LK 3:14
JOHN TEACHES ON THE COMING OF JESUS 29 ½ TO 30 YEARS
Mt 3:11. (AS FOR ME, I) BAPTIZE (or am immersing) YOU WITH WATER (FOR) REPENTANCE (or so that you might turn from sin to God-JNT): BUT (THE ONE) THAT (IS COMING) AFTER ME IS MIGHTIER (or more powerful) THAN I, WHOSE SHOES (or sandals) I AM NOT WORTHY (or fit) TO BEAR (or carry, or I am not fit to remove His sandals-NASB): HE SHALL BAPTIZE (or immerse) YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND (IN) FIRE:
Mt 3:12. WHOSE FAN (or winnowing fork) IS IN HIS HAND, AND HE WILL THOROUGHLY PURGE (or clean, or clear out) HIS (threshing) FLOOR, AND (He will) GATHER HIS WHEAT INTO THE GARNER (or barn); BUT HE WILL BURN UP THE CHAFF (or straw) WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE.
TO MK 1:7FROM MT 3:12
JOHN TEACHES ON THE COMING OF JESUS 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Mk 1:7. AND PREACHED, SAYING, THERE (COMES) ONE MIGHTIER (or more powerful) THAN I AFTER ME, THE (STRAP) OF WHOSE (SANDALS) I AM NOT WORTHY TO (even) STOOP DOWN AND (UNTIE).
Mk 1:8. I INDEED HAVE BAPTIZED (or immersed) YOU WITH WATER: BUT HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit).
TO LK 3:15FROM MK 1:8
JOHN TEACHES ON THE COMING OF JESUS 29½ TO 30 YEARS
Lk 3:15. AND AS THE PEOPLE WERE IN (a state of) (great) EXPECTATION (or were waiting expectantly), AND ALL MEN (WERE WONDERING) IN THEIR HEARTS (ABOUT) JOHN, (as to) WHETHER HE WERE (possibly) THE CHRIST, OR NOT;
Lk 3:16. JOHN ANSWERED, SAYING (TO) THEM ALL, I INDEED BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER; BUT ONE MIGHTIER (or more powerful) THAN I (IS COMING), THE (SANDAL STRAP) OF WHOSE (SANDALS) I AM NOT WORTHY (UNTIE): HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit) AND WITH FIRE:
Lk 3:17. WHOSE FAN (or winnowing fork) IS IN HIS HAND, AND HE WILL THOROUGHLY PURGE (or clear) (out) HIS (threshing) FLOOR (or He has with Him His winnowing fork to clear out His threshing floor-JNT), AND WILL GATHER THE WHEAT INTO HIS (BARN); BUT THE CHAFF HE WILL BURN WITH FIRE UNQUENCHABLE.
Lk 3:18. AND (with) MANY OTHER THINGS (or words, or warnings besides these) IN HIS EXHORTATION PREACHED HE (the Gospel or Good News) (TO) THE PEOPLE.
(Part 2 of 14)
TO MT 3:13FROM LK 3:18
(FROM GALILEE TO THE JORDAN RIVER) JESUS COMES TO JOHN 30 YEARS
Mt 3:13. THEN (CAME) (or arrived) JESUS FROM GALILEE TO (the) JORDAN (COMING TO) JOHN, TO BE BAPTIZED (or immersed) OF HIM
TO MK 1:9 (PART 1)FROM MT 3:13
JESUS COMES TO JOHN 30 YEARS
Mk 1:9 (Part 1). AND IT (CAME ABOUT) (shortly thereafter) IN THOSE DAYS, THAT JESUS CAME FROM NAZARETH OF GALILEE
TO MT 3:14FROM MK 1:9 (PART 1)
JOHN WANTED TO BE BAPTIZED 30 YEARS
Mt 3:14. BUT JOHN (TRIED TO STOP) (or prevent) HIM, SAYING, I HAVE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED (or immersed) OF (YOU), AND (YOU COME) TO ME?
Mt 3:15. AND JESUS ANSWERING SAID (TO) HIM, (LET) (or permit) IT TO BE (THIS WAY) (AT THIS TIME): FOR (IN THIS WAY) (WE SHOULD) (DO EVERYTHING) RIGHTEOUSNESS (requires). THEN HE (PERMITTED) (or allowed) HIM.
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS
THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDS UPON JESUS
Mt 3:16. AND JESUS, (AS SOON AS) HE WAS BAPTIZED (or immersed), (He) WENT UP (IMMEDIATELY) OUT OF THE WATER: AND, (BEHOLD), (at that moment) THE HEAVENS WERE OPENED (TO) HIM, AND HE SAW THE SPIRIT OF GOD (COMING DOWN) LIKE A DOVE, AND LIGHTING (or coming) UPON HIM:
Mt 3:17. AND (BEHOLD) (suddenly) A VOICE (came) (OUT OF THE HEAVENS), SAYING, THIS IS MY BELOVED SON (Whom I love), IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.
TO MK 1:9 (PART 2)FROM MT 3:17
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDS UPON JESUS 30 YEARS
MK 1:9 (Part 2). AND WAS BAPTIZED (or immersed) (BY) JOHN IN (the) JORDAN.
Mk 1:10. AND (IMMEDIATELY) (as Jesus was) COMING UP OUT OF THE WATER, HE SAW (HEAVEN BEING) OPENED, AND THE SPIRIT LIKE A DOVE DESCENDING UPON HIM:
Mk 1:11. AND THERE CAME A VOICE FROM HEAVEN, SAYING, (YOU) (ARE) MY (SON, WHOM I LOVE), IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED.
TO LK 3:21FROM MK 1:11
THE BAPTISM OF JESUS THE HOLY SPIRIT DESCENDS UPON JESUS 30 YEARS
Lk 3:21. NOW WHEN ALL THE PEOPLE WERE (being) BAPTIZED, IT CAME TO PASS, THAT JESUS ALSO (was) BEING BAPTIZED, AND (while He was) PRAYING, THE HEAVEN WAS OPENED,
Lk 3:22. AND THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit) DESCENDED IN A BODILY SHAPE (or physical form) LIKE A DOVE UPON HIM, AND A VOICE CAME FROM HEAVEN, WHICH SAID, (YOU) (ARE) MY (SON, WHOM I LOVE); IN (YOU) I AM WELL PLEASED.
THE PUBLIC MINISTRY OF JESUS 30 YEARS
Lk 3:23 (Part 1). AND JESUS HIMSELF (WAS) ABOUT THIRTY YEARS OF AGE (when He began His public ministry-JNT). (Note: Jesus was “about” 30 when he began his public ministry. It did not say exactly. He could have been a bit older. Many believe his ministry lasted 3½ years. He died on Passover. Since Passover is usually around our April, Jesus could have been born between August and November).
TO MT 4:1FROM LK 3:23 (PART 1)
JESUS LED BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS 30 YEARS
Mt 4:1. THEN WAS JESUS LED UP (BY) THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS (or desert) TO BE TEMPTED (BY) THE DEVIL (or adversary).
TO MK 1:12FROM MT 4:1
JESUS LED BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS 30 YEARS
Mk 1:12. AND IMMEDIATELY THE SPIRIT (DROVE) (or impelled, or sent) HIM INTO THE WILDERNESS
TO LK 4:1FROM MK 1:12
JESUS LED BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS 30 YEARS
Lk 4:1. AND (then) JESUS BEING (FILLED WITH) THE HOLY GHOST (or Spirit) RETURNED FROM (the) JORDAN, AND WAS LED (about) BY THE SPIRIT INTO THE WILDERNESS (or desert),
TO MT 4:2FROM LK 4:1
JESUS FASTED AND TEMPTED 40 DAYS 30 YEARS TO 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Mt 4:2. AND WHEN HE HAD FASTED FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS, HE (BECAME HUNGRY).
t 4:3. AND WHEN THE TEMPTER CAME TO HIM, HE SAID, IF (YOU) (ARE) THE SON OF GOD, COMMAND THAT THESE STONES (BECOME) BREAD.
Mt 4:4. BUT (JESUS) ANSWERED AND SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE (ON) BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT (COMES) OUT (FROM) THE MOUTH OF GOD.
TO MK 1:13FROM MT 4:11
JESUS TEMPTED 40 DAYS 30 YEARS TO 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Mk 1:13. AND HE WAS THERE IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert) FORTY DAYS, (being) TEMPTED (BY) SATAN (or the Adversary); AND (He) WAS WITH THE WILD BEASTS (or ANIMALS); AND THE ANGELS (ATTENDED) (TO) HIM (or took care of Him-JNT)
TO LK 4:2FROM MK 1:13
JESUS FASTED AND TEMPTED 40 DAYS 30 YEARS TO 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Lk 4:2. BEING FORTY DAYS TEMPTED (or tested) (BY) THE DEVIL. AND IN THOSE DAYS HE DID EAT NOTHING: AND WHEN THEY (HAD) ENDED, HE AFTERWARD (WAS HUNGRY).
Lk 4:3. AND THE DEVIL SAID (TO) HIM, IF (YOU) (ARE) THE SON OF GOD, COMMAND THIS STONE THAT IT (BECOME) BREAD.
Lk 4:4. AND JESUS ANSWERED HIM, SAYING, IT IS WRITTEN, THAT MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD.
TO MT 4:5FROM LK 4:4
JESUS TEMPTED TO THROW HIMSELF DOWN 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Mt 4:5. THEN THE DEVIL (or Adversary) (TOOK) HIM UP INTO THE HOLY CITY, AND (HAD HIM STAND) ON (THE HIGHEST POINT) OF THE TEMPLE,
Mt 4:6. AND (SAID) (TO) HIM, IF (YOU) (ARE) THE SON OF GOD, (THROW) (YOURSELF) DOWN: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, HE SHALL (COMMAND) HIS ANGELS (TO BE RESPONSIBLE) (OVER) (YOU): AND (ON) THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL (LIFT) (or support) (YOU) UP, LEST AT ANY TIME (YOU) DASH (STRIKE) (or hurt) (YOUR) FOOT ON THE STONES).
Mt 4:7. JESUS (REPLIED) (TO) HIM, IT IS WRITTEN AGAIN (or on the other hand-NASB, or it also says), (YOU) (SHALL) NOT TEMPT THE LORD (YOUR) GOD (or put the Lord your God to the test-NASB).
TO LK 4:9FROM MT 4:7
JESUS TEMPTED TO THROW HIMSELF DOWN 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Lk 4:9. AND HE (the devil) BROUGHT (or led) HIM TO JERUSALEM, AND SET HIM (or had Him stand) ON (THE) (HIGHEST POINT) OF THE TEMPLE, AND SAID (TO) HIM, IF (YOU) (ARE) THE SON OF GOD, (THROW) (YOURSELF) DOWN FROM (HERE):
Lk 4:10. FOR IT IS WRITTEN, HE SHALL (COMMAND) HIS ANGELS (TO BE RESPONSIBLE) (CONCERNING) (YOU), TO KEEP (or guard, or protect) (YOU) (carefully):
Lk 4:11. AND (WITH) THEIR HANDS THEY SHALL BEAR (or support) (YOU) UP, LEST AT ANY TIME (YOU) (STRIKE) (YOUR) FOOT AGAINST A STONE.
Lk 4:12. AND JESUS ANSWERING SAID (TO) HIM, IT IS SAID, (YOU) (SHALL) NOT TEMPT THE LORD (YOUR) GOD (or put your God to the test-NASB).
TO MT 4:8FROM LK 4:12
JESUS TEMPTED WITH BEING GIVEN THE WORLD’S KINGDOMS 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Mt 4:8. AGAIN, THE DEVIL (or Adversary) (TOOK) HIM UP INTO (the summit of) AN EXCEEDING HIGH MOUNTAIN, AND (SHOWED) HIM ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD, (IN ALL THEIR GLORY) (or splendor);
Mt 4:9. AND (he) (SAID) (TO) HIM, ALL THESE THINGS WILL I GIVE (YOU), IF (YOU) (WILL) FALL (or bow) DOWN AND WORSHIP ME.
Mt 4:10. THEN (SAID) JESUS (TO) HIM, GET THEE HENCE (or Begone, or Away from Me), SATAN: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, (YOU) (SHALL) WORSHIP THE LORD (YOUR) GOD, AND HIM ONLY (SHALL) (YOU) SERVE.
TO LK 4:5FROM MT 4:10
JESUS TEMPTED WITH BEING GIVEN THE WORLD’S KINGDOMS 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Lk 4:5. AND THE DEVIL, (TOOK) HIM UP INTO AN HIGH MOUNTAIN (or place), (and) (SHOWED) UNTO HIM ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD IN A MOMENT OF TIME.
Lk 4:6. AND THE DEVIL SAID (TO) HIM, ALL THIS POWER (or domain, or authority) WILL I GIVE (YOU), AND THE GLORY (or splendor) OF THEM: FOR THAT IS DELIVERED (or has been given) (TO) ME; AND TO (WHOMEVER) I (WISH) I GIVE IT (or I can give it to anyone I want to-NIV).
Lk 4:7. (So) IF (YOU) THEREFORE (WILL) WORSHIP ME, (it) ALL SHALL BE (YOURS).
Lk 4:8. AND JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID (TO) HIM, GET THEE BEHIND ME, SATAN: FOR IT IS WRITTEN, (YOU) (SHALL) WORSHIP THE LORD (YOUR) GOD, AND HIM ONLY (SHALL) (YOU) SERVE.
TO MT 4:11FROM LK 4:8
THE DEVIL LET HIM ALONE 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Mt 4:11. THEN THE DEVIL (or Adversary) (LEFT) HIM (or let Him alone), AND, BEHOLD, ANGELS CAME AND (ATTENDED) (TO) HIM (or took care of Him-JNT).
TO MK 1:13FROM MT 4:11
THE DEVIL LET HIM ALONE 30 YEARS PLUS 40 DAYS
Lk 4:13. AND WHEN THE DEVIL HAD (FINISHED) ALL THE TEMPTATION (or testings), HE DEPARTED FROM HIM (or let Him alone) FOR A SEASON (or until an opportune time-NASB).
TO JN 1:19FROM LK 4:13
(BETHANY, EAST OF JORDAN)
(AFTER JESUS FASTED)
THE PRIESTS ASKED JOHN, "WHO ARE YOU?" JOHN GIVES AN ACCOUNT OF THE BAPTISM OF JESUS 30 YEARS PLUS 60 DAYS
Jn 1:19. AND (now) THIS IS THE (WITNESS) OF JOHN, WHEN THE JEWS SENT (to him) PRIESTS AND LEVITES FROM JERUSALEM TO ASK HIM, WHO (ARE) (YOU)?
Jn 1:20. AND HE (WAS VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD), AND DENIED NOT; BUT (STATED CLEARLY), I AM NOT THE CHRIST (or the Messiah).
Jn 1:21. AND THEY ASKED HIM, WHAT THEN? (ARE) (YOU) ELIJAH? AND HE (SAID), I AM NOT. (ARE) (YOU) THAT PROPHET (the one we’re expecting-JNT)? AND HE ANSWERED, NO.
Jn 1:22. THEN (finally) SAID THEY (TO) HIM, WHO (ARE) (YOU)? (Give us an answer-NIV) (so) THAT WE MAY GIVE AN ANSWER TO THEM THAT SENT US. WHAT (SAY) (YOU) OF (YOURSELF)?
Jn 1:23. HE SAID, I AM THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS (or desert), MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY OF THE LORD, AS SAID THE PROPHET (ISAIAH).
Jn 1:24. AND THEY (or some of those) WHICH WERE SENT WERE OF THE PHARISEES.
Jn 1:25. AND THEY ASKED HIM, AND SAID (TO) HIM, WHY (BAPTIZE) (YOU) (or why are you immersing people-JNT) THEN, IF (YOU) (ARE) NOT THAT CHRIST (or Messiah), NOR ELIJAH, NEITHER THAT PROPHET?
Jn 1:26. JOHN ANSWERED THEM, SAYING, I BAPTIZE (or am immersing people) (IN) WATER: BUT THERE (STANDS) ONE AMONG YOU, WHOM (YOU) KNOW NOT;
Jn 1:27. HE IT IS, WHO COMING AFTER ME IS PREFERRED BEFORE ME, WHOSE SHOE’S (STRAP) (or sandals) I AM NOT WORTHY (or I’m not good enough even-JNT) TO (UNTIE).
1:28. THESE THINGS WERE DONE IN (BETHANY) (EAST OF) JORDAN, WHERE JOHN WAS BAPTIZING (or immersing).
JESUS COMES TO JOHN AFTER HAVING FASTED JOHN TELLS THE PRIESTS WHO JESUS IS AND WHY HE CAME 30 YEARS PLUS 61 DAYS
Jn 1:29. THE NEXT DAY JOHN (SAW) JESUS COMING (TOWARD) HIM, AND (SAID), (LOOK) THE LAMB OF GOD, WHICH (TAKES) AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.
JOHN TELLS THE PRIESTS, "THIS IS HE" 30 YEARS PLUS 61 DAYS
Jn 1:30. THIS IS HE (the One) OF WHOM (I was talking about when-JNT) I SAID, AFTER ME (COMES) A MAN WHICH IS PREFERRED BEFORE ME (or has a higher rank than I-NASB): FOR HE (EXISTED) BEFORE ME.
Jn 1:31. AND I (myself) (DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM): BUT THAT HE SHOULD BE (REVEALED) TO ISRAEL, THEREFORE AM I COME BAPTIZING WITH WATER.