The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 14:1-36
Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the reputation of Jesus
Matthew 14:2 and said to his servants, "This man is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why mighty powers are at work in him."
Matthew 14:3 Now Herod had arrested John, bound (him), and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip,
Matthew 14:4 for John had said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
Matthew 14:5 Although he wanted to kill him, he feared the people, for they regarded him as a prophet.
Matthew 14:6 But at a birthday celebration for Herod, the daughter of Herodias performed a dance before the guests and delighted Herod
Matthew 14:7 so much that he swore to give her whatever she might ask for......
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The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 15:1-39
Matthew 15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
Matthew 15:2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They do not wash (their) hands when they eat a meal."
Matthew 15:3 He said to them in reply, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Matthew 15:4 For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'Whoever curses father or mother shall die.'
Matthew 15:5 But you say, 'Whoever says to father or mother, "Any support you might have had from me is dedicated to God,"
Matthew 15:6 need not honor his father.' You have nullified the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Matthew 15:7 Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy about you when he said:..............
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The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 16:1-28
Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
Matthew 16:2 He said to them in reply, "(In the evening you say, 'Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red';
Matthew 16:3 and, in the morning, 'Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times.)
Matthew 16:4 An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Then he left them and went away.
Matthew 16:5 In coming to the other side of the sea, the disciples had forgotten to bring bread.
Matthew 16:6 Jesus said to them, "Look out, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
Matthew 16:7 They concluded among themselves, saying, "It is because we have brought no bread.".....
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The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 17:1-27
Matthew 17:1 After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Matthew 17:2 And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.
Matthew 17:3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.
Matthew 17:4 Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
Matthew 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
Matthew 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid."................
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The Gospel According to Matthew Chapter 18:1-35
Matthew 18:1 At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
Matthew 18:2 He called a child over, placed it in their midst,
Matthew 18:3 and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:5 And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
Matthew 18:6 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Matthew 18:7 Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come!............