The King's being rejected
The establishment of rejection
The cause of rejection
that time Jesus went on the bSabbath
through the grainfields. And His disciples became hungry and began to pick cears
of grain and eat.
the Pharisees, seeing this,
said to Him, Behold, Your disciples are doing what is 1anot
lawful to do on the Sabbath.
He said to them, Have you not 1aread
did when he became hungry, and those who were with him;
he entered into the house of God, and they ate the abread
of the presence, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, except for the bpriests
have you not 1aread
in the law that on the bSabbath
the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?
I say to you that something 1agreater
than the btemple
if you knew what this
"I desire mercy and not sacrifice,'' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
of Man is 1Lord
of the Sabbath.
from there, He came into their synagogue.
behold, a man who had a withered 1hand was there.
And they asked Him, saying, Is it alawful
to heal on the Sabbath? so that they might baccuse
He said to them, What man will there be among you who will have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and alift it
how much amore
value then is a man than a sheep! So then it is blawful
to do well on the Sabbath.
He said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it
out and it was 1restored
, as sound as the other.
the Pharisees, going out, took acounsel
against Him as to
how they might 1bdestroy
Rejection causing the King's turn to the Gentiles
Jesus, knowing it,
withdrew from there. And many afollowed
Him, and He healed them all;
He charged them anot
to make Him known,
order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be afulfilled
"Behold, My 1Servant
whom I have chosen, My bBeloved
in whom My soul has found delight. I will put My cSpirit
upon Him, and He will announce 2justice
to the 3Gentiles
will not strive nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
reed He will not break, and smoking 2flax
He will not quench until He brings forth justice unto victory.
in His name will the Gentiles ahope
The climax of rejection
there was brought to Him one possessed by a demon, 1bblind
, and He healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw.
all the crowds were amazed and said, Is this not the 1aSon
the Pharisees, hearing this,
said, This man does not cast out the demons except by 1aBeelzebul
of the demons.
their thoughts, He said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself becomes desolate, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his 1akingdom
if I, by aBeelzebul
, cast out the demons, by whom do your sons bcast them
out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
if I, by the 1aSpirit
of God, cast out the demons, then the 2bkingdom
of God has come upon you.
how can anyone enter into the 1house
of the 2strong
man and aplunder
unless he first 4binds
the strong man? And then he will thoroughly plunder his house.
who is not with Me is aagainst
Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
I say to you, Every sin and bblasphemy
will be forgiven men, but 1blasphemy
against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever 1speaks
against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, aneither
in this 2bage
nor in the one to come.
make the tree good and its afruit
good, or make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for 1by
the fruit the tree is known.
, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the bheart
the mouth speaks.
good man, out of his good treasure, brings forth good things, and the evil man, out of his evil treasure, brings forth evil things.
I say to you that every 1idle
word which men shall speak, they will render an aaccount
concerning it in the day of bjudgment
by your 1awords
you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
The sign to the rejecting generation
some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, Teacher, we want to see a 1asign
He answered and said to them, An bevil
and adulterous 1generation
seeks after a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.
just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish athree
days and three nights, so will the bSon
of Man be in the 1cheart
of the earth dthree
days and three nights.
men will stand up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they brepented
at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something 1cmore
than Jonah is here.
of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something 1bmore
than Solomon is here.
The rejecting generation becoming worse
the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it roams through 1waterless
places, seeking rest, and does not find it.
it says, I will return to my house from which I came out. And it comes and finds it
unoccupied, swept, and decorated.
it goes and takes along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter in and settle down there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Thus shall it be also with 1this aevil
Rejection resulting in the King's forsaking
He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His bmother
and His cbrothers
stood outside seeking to speak to Him.
someone said to Him, Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside seeking to speak to You.
He answered and said to him who spoke to Him, 1Who
is My mother, and who are My brothers?
stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, Behold, My mother and My brothers!
the will of My Father who is in the heavens, he is My bbrother
and sister and mother.