The Gospel of Luke

To his Excellency, Theophilus. Many attempts have been already made to draw up an account of those events which have reached their conclusion among us, 2 Just as they were reported to us by those who from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and afterwards became bearers of the message. 3 And, therefore, I also, since I have investigated all these events with great care...

About that time an edict was issued by Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the whole Empire. 2 This was the first census taken while Quirinius was Governor of Syria. 3 And everyone went to his own town to be registered. 4 Among others Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem, the town of David,...

In the fifteenth year of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was Governor of Judea, Herod Ruler of Galilee, his brother Philip Ruler of the territory comprising Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias Ruler of Abilene, 2 And when Annas and Caiaphas were high priests, a command from God came to John, the son of Zechariah, while he was in the...

On returning from the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the power of the Spirit through the wilderness for forty days, tempted by the devil. ((Read commentary on this verse from the Gospel of Luke and its relationship to the Lord's Prayer at: Lead Us Not Into Temptation Meaning.)) 2 All that time he ate nothing; and, when it...

Once, when the people were pressing round Jesus as the listened to God’s message, he happened to be standing by the shore of the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats close to the shore. 2 The fishermen had gone away from them and were washing the nets. 3 So, getting into one of the boats, which belonged to Simon, Jesus asked him...

One Sabbath Jesus was walking through cornfields, and his disciples were picking the ears of wheat, and rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. 2 “Why are you doing what it is not allowable to do on the Sabbath?” asked some of the Pharisees. 3 Jesus’ answer was: “Have not you read even of what David did, when he was hungry, he...

Shortly afterwards, Jesus went on a journey through the towns and villages, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom of God. With him went the twelve, 2 As well as some women who had been cured of wicked spirits and of infirmities. They were Mary, known as Mary Magdalene (from whom seven demons had been expelled), 3 And Joanna (the wife of Herod’s steward,...

Meanwhile the people had gathered in thousands, so that they trod upon one another, when Jesus, addressing himself to his disciples, began by saying to them: “Be on your guard against the leaven—that is, the hypocrisy—of the Pharisees. 2 There is nothing, however covered up, which will not be uncovered, nor anything kept secret which will not become known. 3 Hence all that...

The tax-gatherers and the outcasts were all drawing near to Jesus to listen to him; 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law found fault. “This man always welcomes sinners, and takes meals with them!” they complained. 3 So Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Who among you who has a hundred sheep, and has lost one of them, does not leave...

 Jesus said to his disciples: “It is inevitable that there should be snares; yet woe to you who is answerable for them! 2 It would be better for you to be flung into the sea with a mill-stone round your neck, than that you should prove a snare to even one of these lowly ones. 3 Be on your guard! If your brother...

Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. 2 There was a man there, known by the name of Zacchaeus, who was a commissioner of taxes and a rich man. 3 He tried to see what Jesus was like; but, being short, he was unable to do so because of the crowd. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed into...

On one of these days, when Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, joined by the councilors, confronted him, 2 And addressing him, said: "Tell us what authority you have to do these things. Who is it that has given you this authority?" 3 "I, too," said Jesus in...

Looking up, Jesus saw the rich people putting their gifts into the chests for the temple offerings. 2 He saw, too, a widow in poor circumstances putting two farthings into them. 3 On this he said: "I tell you that this poor widow has put in more than all the others; 4 For everyone else here put in something from what they had...

The feast of the unleavened bread, known as the Passover, was near. 2 The chief priest and the teachers of the law were looking for an opportunity of destroying Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 3 Now Satan took possession of Judas, who was known as Iscariot, and who belonged to the twelve; 4 And he went and discussed with the...

Then they all rose as a body and led Jesus before Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him: "This is a man whom we found misleading our people, preventing them from paying taxes to Caesar, and claiming that he himself is Christ a King.'" 3 "Are you the King of the Jews?" Pilate asked him. "That is what you say," replied Jesus. 4...