Study notes: Jesus speaks to the carnally minded
(The religious, the Gentiles and even His own followers and family)
To His Disciples
(Mat 17:16 NKJV) "So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him."
(Mat 17:17 NKJV) Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me."
(Mark 9:19 NKJV) He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."
(Luke 9:41 NKJV) Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
(Mat 8:22 NKJV) But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."
(Luke 9:60 NKJV) Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."
(John 21:21 NKJV) Peter, seeing him, said to Jesus, "But Lord, what about this man?"
(John 21:22 NKJV) Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."
(Mat 18:34 NKJV) "And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
(Mat 18:35 NKJV) "So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses."
(Mark 6:8 NKJV) He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff; no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts;
(Mark 6:9 NKJV) but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics.
(Mark 6:10 NKJV) Also He said to them, "In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.
(Mark 6:11 NKJV) "And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them. Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!"
(Mark 8:14 NKJV) Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.
(Mark 8:15 NKJV) Then He charged them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
(Mark 8:16 NKJV) And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have no bread."
(Mark 8:17 NKJV) But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, "Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened?
(Mark 8:18 NKJV) "Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?
(Mark 8:19 NKJV) "When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?" They said to Him, "Twelve."
(Mark 8:20 NKJV) "Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?" And they said, "Seven."
(Mark 8:21 NKJV) So He said to them, "How is it you do not understand?"
(Mark 10:13 NKJV) Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.
(Mark 10:14 NKJV) But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.
(Mark 10:15 NKJV) "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."
To the Religious Leaders
(Mat 21:12 NKJV) Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
(Mat 21:13 NKJV) And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'"
(Mat 21:15 NKJV) But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant
(Mat 21:16 NKJV) and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?"
(Mat 21:24 NKJV) But Jesus answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things:
(Mat 21:25 NKJV) "The baptism of John; where was it from? From heaven or from men?" And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
(Mat 21:26 NKJV) "But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet."
(Mat 21:27 NKJV) So they answered Jesus and said, "We do not know." And He said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
(Mat 21:31 NKJV) "Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said to Him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you.
(Mat 21:32 NKJV) "For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him; but tax collectors and harlots believed him; and when you saw it, you did not afterward relent and believe him.
(Mat 22:17 NKJV) "Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
(Mat 22:18 NKJV) But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
(Mark 7:5 NKJV) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"
(Mark 7:6 NKJV) He answered and said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.
(Mark 7:7 NKJV) And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
(Mark 7:8 NKJV) "For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men; the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."
(Mark 7:9 NKJV) He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
(Mark 7:10 NKJV) "For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'
(Mark 7:11 NKJV) "But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban"; ' (that is, a gift to God),
(Mark 7:12 NKJV) "then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother,
(Mark 7:13 NKJV) "making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do."
(Mark 7:14 NKJV) When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear Me, everyone, and understand:
(Mark 7:15 NKJV) "There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.
(Mark 7:16 NKJV) "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"
(Mark 7:17 NKJV) When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
(Mark 7:18 NKJV) So He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him,
(Mark 7:19 NKJV) "because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?"
To the Fig Tree
(Mat 21:18 NKJV) Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.
(Mat 21:19 NKJV) And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, "Let no fruit grow on you ever again." Immediately the fig tree withered away.
To the people and His Disciples
(Mat 23:1 NKJV) Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples,
(Mat 23:2 NKJV) saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.
(Mat 23:3 NKJV) "Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but
do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
(Mat 23:4 NKJV) "For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's
shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
(Mat 23:5 NKJV) "But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their
phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.
(Mat 23:6 NKJV) "They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues,
(Mat 23:7 NKJV) "greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.'
(Mat 23:8 NKJV) "But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ,
and you are all brethren.
(Mat 23:9 NKJV) "Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He
who is in heaven.
(Mat 23:10 NKJV) "And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.
(Mat 23:11 NKJV) "But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
(Mat 23:12 NKJV) "And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted.
(Mat 23:13 NKJV) "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the
kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those
who are entering to go in.
(Mat 23:14 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows'
houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater
(Mat 23:15 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and
sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell
(Mat 23:16 NKJV) "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is
nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.'
(Mat 23:17 NKJV) "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that
sanctifies the gold?
(Mat 23:18 NKJV) "And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears
by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.'
(Mat 23:19 NKJV) "Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies
(Mat 23:20 NKJV) "Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on
(Mat 23:21 NKJV) "He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it.
(Mat 23:22 NKJV) "And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by
Him who sits on it.
(Mat 23:23 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint
and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and
mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
(Mat 23:24 NKJV) "Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
(Mat 23:25 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the
outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.
(Mat 23:26 NKJV) "Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the
outside of them may be clean also.
(Mat 23:27 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like
whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead
men's bones and all uncleanness.
(Mat 23:28 NKJV) "Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you
are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
(Mat 23:29 NKJV) "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the
tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
(Mat 23:30 NKJV) "and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have
been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
(Mat 23:31 NKJV) "Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of
those who murdered the prophets.
(Mat 23:32 NKJV) "Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers' guilt.
(Mat 23:33 NKJV) "Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of
To His family and to people from His home town
(Mark 6:3 NKJV) "Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" And they were offended at Him.
(Mark 6:4 NKJV) But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house."
(Mark 6:5 NKJV) Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.
(Mark 6:6 NKJV) And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
To a Gentile woman
(Mark 7:25 NKJV) For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.
(Mark 7:26 NKJV) The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
(Mark 7:27 NKJV) But Jesus said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."
(Mark 8:32 NKJV) He spoke this word openly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
(Mark 8:33 NKJV) But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."
Jesus spoke always with prefect Love and accuracy.
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