November 24 (Daily Scripture)

Fifth Day of the Fast of Heesnag

Colossians 4:5-18
Luke 12:1-12

Colossians 4:5-18
[5] Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.
[6] Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one.
[7] Tych’icus will tell you all about my affairs; he is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
[8] I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
[9] and with him Ones’imus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of yourselves. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.
[10] Aristar’chus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions — if he comes to you, receive him),
[11] and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
[12] Ep’aphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
[13] For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in La-odice’a and in Hi-erap’olis.
[14] Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
[15] Give my greetings to the brethren at La-odice’a, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
[16] And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the La-odice’ans; and see that you read also the letter from La-odice’a.
[17] And say to Archip’pus, “See that you fulfil the ministry which you have received in the Lord.”
[18] I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my fetters. Grace be with you.

Luke 12:1-12
[1] In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
[2] Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
[3] Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
[4] “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
[5] But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!
[6] Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
[7] Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
[8] “And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
[9] but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
[10] And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
[11] And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say;
[12] for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

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November 23 (Daily Scripture)

Fourth Day of the Fast of Heesnag

Colossians 3:16-4:4
Luke 11:49-54

Colossians 3:16-4:4
[16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
[17] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
[18] Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
[19] Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
[20] Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
[21] Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
[22] Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord.
[23] Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men,
[24] knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.
[25] For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

Chapter 4
[1] Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
[2] Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;
[3] and pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison,
[4] that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak.

Luke 11:49-54
[49] Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’
[50] that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
[51] from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari’ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
[52] Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.”
[53] As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
[54] lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.

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November 22 (Daily Scripture)

Third Day of the Fast of Heesnag

Colossians 1:24-2:7
Luke 11:33-42

Colossians 1:24-2:7
[24] Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
[25] of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
[26] the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to his saints.
[27] To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
[28] Him we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ.
[29] For this I toil, striving with all the energy which he mightily inspires within me.

Chapter 2
[1] For I want you to know how greatly I strive for you, and for those at La-odice’a, and for all who have not seen my face,
[2] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, of Christ,
[3] in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
[4] I say this in order that no one may delude you with beguiling speech.
[5] For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
[6] As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him,
[7] rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Luke 11:33-42
[33] “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel, but on a stand, that those who enter may see the light.
[34] Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness.
[35] Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.
[36] If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”
[37] While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table.
[38] The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
[39] And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
[40] You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
[41] But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.
[42] “But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

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November 21 (Daily Scripture)

Feast of the Presentation of the Mother of God to the Temple

Song of Solomon 1:2-11
Proverbs 11:30-12:4
Isaiah 52:7-10
Zechariah 2:10-13
Malachi 3:1-2
II Corinthians 6:16-7:1
Luke 1:39-56
Colossians 1:12-23
Luke 11:27-32

Song of Solomon 1:2-11
[2] O that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth!
For your love is better than wine,
[3] your anointing oils are fragrant,
your name is oil poured out;
therefore the maidens love you.
[4] Draw me after you, let us make haste.
The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
[5] I am very dark, but comely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
[6] Do not gaze at me because I am swarthy,
because the sun has scorched me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me,
they made me keeper of the vineyards;
but, my own vineyard I have not kept!
[7] Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
where you pasture your flock,
where you make it lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who wanders
beside the flocks of your companions?
[8] If you do not know,
O fairest among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your kids
beside the shepherds’ tents.
[9] I compare you, my love,
to a mare of Pharaoh’s chariots.
[10] Your cheeks are comely with ornaments,
your neck with strings of jewels.
[11] We will make you ornaments of gold,
studded with silver.

Proverbs 11:30-12:4
[30] The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
but lawlessness takes away lives.
[31] If the righteous is requited on earth,
how much more the wicked and the sinner!

Chapter 12
[1] Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
[2] A good man obtains favor from the LORD,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
[3] A man is not established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
[4] A good wife is the crown of her husband,
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Isaiah 52:7-10
[7] How beautiful upon the mountains
are the feet of him who brings good tidings,
who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good,
who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
[8] Hark, your watchmen lift up their voice,
together they sing for joy;
for eye to eye they see
the return of the LORD to Zion.
[9] Break forth together into singing,
you waste places of Jerusalem;
for the LORD has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
[10] The LORD has bared his holy arm
before the eyes of all the nations;
and all the ends of the earth shall see
the salvation of our God.

Zechariah 2:10-13
[10] Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
[11] And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
[12] And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem.”
[13] Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

Malachi 3:1-2
[1] “Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
[2] But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?
“For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap;

II Corinthians 6:16-7:1
[16] What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
[17] Therefore come out from them,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch nothing unclean;
then I will welcome you,
[18] and I will be a father to you,
and you shall be my sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.”

Chapter 7
[1] Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.

Luke 1:39-56
[39] In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah,
[40] and she entered the house of Zechari’ah and greeted Elizabeth.
[41] And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
[42] and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
[43] And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
[44] For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.
[45] And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
[46] And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
[47] and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
[48] for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
[49] for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
[50] And his mercy is on those who fear him
from generation to generation.
[51] He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
[52] he has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree;
[53] he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent empty away.
[54] He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
[55] as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”
[56] And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

Colossians 1:12-23
[12] giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
[13] He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
[14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;
[16] for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities — all things were created through him and for him.
[17] He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
[18] He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
[19] For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,
[20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
[21] And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
[22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him,
[23] provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Luke 11:27-32
[27] As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!”
[28] But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
[29] When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah.
[30] For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nin’eveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.
[31] The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
[32] The men of Nin’eveh will arise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.

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November 20 (Daily Scripture)

First Day of the Fast of Heesnag

Colossians 1:1-11
Luke 11:14-23

Colossians 1:1-11
[1] Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
[2] To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ at Colos’sae:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
[3] We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
[4] because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you have for all the saints,
[5] because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel
[6] which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing — so among yourselves, from the day you heard and understood the grace of God in truth,
[7] as you learned it from Ep’aphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf
[8] and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.
[9] And so, from the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
[10] to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
[11] May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Luke 11:14-23
[14] Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled.
[15] But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Be-el’zebul, the prince of demons”;
[16] while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven.
[17] But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.
[18] And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul.
[19] And if I cast out demons by Be-el’zebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
[20] But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
[21] When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace;
[22] but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil.
[23] He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.

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November 19 (Daily Scripture)

Tenth Sunday after the Holy Cross,
Eve of the Fast of Heesnag

Isaiah 25:9-26:7
Philippians 1:1-11
Luke 9:44-50

Isaiah 25:9-26:7
[9] It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
[10] For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain, and Moab shall be trodden down in his place, as straw is trodden down in a dung-pit.
[11] And he will spread out his hands in the midst of it as a swimmer spreads his hands out to swim; but the LORD will lay low his pride together with the skill of his hands.
[12] And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down, lay low, and cast to the ground, even to the dust.

Chapter 26
[1] In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
he sets up salvation
as walls and bulwarks.
[2] Open the gates,
that the righteous nation which keeps faith
may enter in.
[3] Thou dost keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee,
because he trusts in thee.
[4] Trust in the LORD for ever,
for the LORD GOD
is an everlasting rock.
[5] For he has brought low
the inhabitants of the height,
the lofty city.
He lays it low, lays it low to the ground,
casts it to the dust.
[6] The foot tramples it,
the feet of the poor,
the steps of the needy.”
[7] The way of the righteous is level;
thou dost make smooth the path of the righteous.

Philippians 1:1-11
[1] Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philip’pi, with the bishops and deacons:
[2] Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[3] I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
[4] always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
[5] thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
[6] And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
[7] It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
[8] For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
[9] And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
[10] so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
[11] filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Luke 9:44-50
[44] “Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men.”
[45] But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
[46] And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest.
[47] But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side,
[48] and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me; for he who is least among you all is the one who is great.”
[49] John answered, “Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us.”
[50] But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him; for he that is not against you is for you.”

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November 18 (Daily Scripture)

The Holy Apostles Andrew and Philip

Wisdom 9:13-10:2
Jeremiah 16:16-19
Acts 8:26-40
John 1:35-51

Wisdom 9:13-10:2
[13] For what man can learn the counsel of God?
Or who can discern what the Lord wills?
[14] For the reasoning of mortals is worthless,
and our designs are likely to fail,
[15] for a perishable body weighs down the soul,
and this earthy tent burdens the thoughtful mind.
[16] We can hardly guess at what is on earth,
and what is at hand we find with labor;
but who has traced out what is in the heavens?
[17] Who has learned thy counsel, unless thou hast given wisdom
and sent thy holy Spirit from on high?
[18] And thus the paths of those on earth were set right,
and men were taught what pleases thee,
and were saved by wisdom.”

Chapter 10
[1] Wisdom protected the first-formed father of the
world, when he alone had been created;
she delivered him from his transgression,
[2] and gave him strength to rule all things.

Jeremiah 16:16-19
[16] “Behold, I am sending for many fishers, says the LORD, and they shall catch them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.
[17] For my eyes are upon all their ways; they are not hid from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes.
[18] And I will doubly recompense their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and have filled my inheritance with their abominations.”
[19] O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in the day of trouble,
to thee shall the nations come
from the ends of the earth and say:
“Our fathers have inherited nought but lies,
worthless things in which there is no profit.

Acts 8:26-40
[26] But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert road.
[27] And he rose and went. And behold, an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a minister of the Can’dace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of all her treasure, had come to Jerusalem to worship
[28] and was returning; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
[29] And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”
[30] So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
[31] And he said, “How can I, unless some one guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
[32] Now the passage of the scripture which he was reading was this: “As a sheep led to the slaughter
or a lamb before its shearer is dumb,
so he opens not his mouth.
[33] In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken up from the earth.”
[34] And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, pray, does the prophet say this, about himself or about some one else?”
[35] Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this scripture he told him the good news of Jesus.
[36] And as they went along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What is to prevent my being baptized?”
[38] And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
[39] And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught up Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing.
[40] But Philip was found at Azo’tus, and passing on he preached the gospel to all the towns till he came to Caesare’a.

John 1:35-51
[35] The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples;
[36] and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
[37] The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
[38] Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
[39] He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
[40] One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
[41] He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).
[42] He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
[43] The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
[44] Now Philip was from Beth-sa’ida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
[45] Philip found Nathan’a-el, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
[46] Nathan’a-el said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
[47] Jesus saw Nathan’a-el coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”
[48] Nathan’a-el said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
[49] Nathan’a-el answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
[50] Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.”
[51] And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”

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