November 1, 2008

A Prayer
of Jesus

I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
 understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.




by Michele / November 2008

Jesus' words are rendered in red.  The words citizens & far country (or that country when referring to the far country) are highlighted in purple for your attention.

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son

11 But I say to you, a certain man was having two sons.

12 And the younger of them said to the father: Father, give to me the portion of the wealth falling to me. So he divided to them the living.

13 And after not many days having gathered everything the younger son journeyed to [a] far country, and there he squandered his wealth zoe-living loosely.

14 So when he spent all [a] severe famine came to pass against that country, and he began to be in need.

15 And having gone he joined to one of the citizens of that country and he sent him into his fields to be grazing the pigs.

16 And he was desiring to fill his belly with pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him.

17 But coming to himself he said: How many servants of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here in [a] famine.

18 Having arisen I will go to my father and will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,

19 no longer am I worthy to be called your son, make me as one [of your] hired-hands.

20 And having arisen he came to his own father. But while he was being distant afar his father saw him and had compassion, and having run fell upon his neck and kissed him.

21 But the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,

22 But the father said to his slaves: Swiftly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and give [a] ring for his hand and sandals for his feet,

23 and be bringing the fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten let us make merry.

24 For this my son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found. And he began to be making merry.

25 Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dance, 

26 and calling upon one of the servants he inquired what this might be.

27 But he said to him that his brother has arrived, and your father killed the fatted calf, for he had received him back sound.

28 But he was enraged and did not want to enter. So his father having come out called upon him. 

29 But answering he said to the father: Behold so many years I am slaving to you and never transgressed your commandment, and for me you have never given [a] goat that I may make merry with my friends.

30 But when this your son who consumed your living with prostitutes came, you killed for him the fatted calf.

31 But he said to him: Child, you are always with me, and all mine is yours.

32 But it was necessary to make merry and rejoice, for this your brother was dead and has returned to zoe-life, and was lost and is found.

The Parable of the Ten Minas

11 Now when they were hearing these [things] placed before [them] he spoke [a] parable, because of his being near Jerusalem and [because of] their supposing that immediately the kingdom of God is [about] to be hearing.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman proceeded to [a] far country to receive to himself [a] kingdom and to return.

13 So having called his ten slaves he gave to them ten minas and said to them: Make more when I come.

14 Now his citizens were hating him, and sent ambassadors after him saying: We do not wish this [one] to be king over us.

15 And it came to pass when he returned having received the kingdom he said these slaves be called to him whom he has given silver, in order that he might know who made what more.

16 So the first came by saying: Lord, your mina has made you ten minas more.

17 And he said to him: Excellent, O good slave, because you were become trustworthy in [the] least, be placed having authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came saying: Your mina, O lord, made five minas.

19 And he said also to this one: And you become over five cities.

20 And the other came saying: Lord, behold your mina, which I have, put away, in [a] handkerchief.

21 For I feared you, that you are [a] severe man, taking what you did not put, and reaping what you did not sow.

22 He says to him: Out [of your] mouth will I judge you, O wicked slave. Had you not known that I am [a] severe man, taking what I did not put, and reaping what I did not sow?

23 And why did you not give my silver to the bank? And I having come would have accomplished it with interest.

24 And to those having stood by he said: Take from the mina and give it to the [one] having ten minas.

25 And they say to him: Lord, he has ten minas. 

26 I say to you that to everyone having it will be given, but from the [one] not having, even what he has will be taken.

27 Nevertheless these, my enemies having not wanted me to be king over them, lead here and slaughter them before me.

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