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Basic Luke: Chapter Twenty-Two
The Passover Now the feast of unleavened bread was near, which is called the Passover.  And the chief priests and the scribes were looking for a chance to put him to death, but they went in fear of the people. And Satan came into Judas Iscariot, who was one... Read more
Basic Luke: Chapter Twenty-Three
They Turned Him Before Pilate And they all went and took him before Pilate. And they made statements against him, saying, This man has to our knowledge been teaching our nation to do wrong, and not to make payment of taxes to Caesar, even saying that he himself is... Read more
Basic Luke: Chapter Twenty-Four
He Has Come Back to Life But on the first day of the week, at dawn, they came to the place where his body had been put, taking the spices which they had got ready.  And they saw that the stone had been rolled away.  And they went in,... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter One
John the Baptist Preaches The first words of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Even as it is said in the book of Isaiah the prophet, See, I send my servant before your face, who will make ready your way; The voice of one crying... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Two
The Paralyzed Man And when he came into Capernaum again after some days, the news went about that he was in the house. And a great number had come together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he gave them... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Three
Doing Good on the Worship Day And he went again into the Synagogue; and there was a man there whose hand was dead. And they were watching him to see if he would make him well on the Sabbath day, so that they might have something against him. And... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Four
The Story of the Spreading of Seeds And again he was teaching by the seaside. And a very great number of people had come to him, so that he got into a boat on the sea and took his seat; and all the people were on the land by... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Five
The Man Taken Over by Evil Spirit And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. And when he had got out of the boat, straight away there came to him from the place of the dead a man with an unclean... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Six
A Simple Woodman And the twelve came together to Jesus; and they gave him an account of all the things they had done, and all they had been teaching. And he said to them, Come away by yourselves to a quiet place, and take a rest for a time.... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Seven
Unclean  Heart And there came together to him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, And had seen that some of his disciples took their bread with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. Now the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not take food without... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Eight
Food for the Four Thousand In those days again, when there was a great mass of people and they had no food, he made his disciples come to him and said to them, I have pity for these people because they have been with me now three days, and... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Nine
He Was Changed in Form And he said to them, Truly I say to you, there are some here who will have no taste of death till they see the kingdom of God come with power. And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John,... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Ten
Free From Marriage And he got up, and went into the country of Judaea on the other side of Jordan: and great numbers of people came together to him again; and, as was his way, he gave them teaching. And Pharisees came to him, testing him with the question,... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Eleven
Entering Jerusalem Riding in a Young Ass And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Beth-phage and Bethany, at the Mountain of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, And said to them, Go into the little town opposite: and when you come to it, you will see a... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Twelve
The Story of the Vine-Garden And he gave them teaching in the form of stories. A man had a vine-garden planted, and put a wall about it, and made a place for crushing out the wine, and put up a tower, and let it out to field-workers, and went... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Thirteen
Do not be Tricked And when he was going out of the Temple, one of his disciples said to him, Master, see, what stones and what buildings! And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? there is not one stone here resting on another which will... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Fourteen
Putting Oil on His Head It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes made designs how they might take him by deceit and put him to death: But they said, Not while the feast is... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Fifteen
Jesus Was Given up to Pilate And the first thing in the morning the chief priests, with those in authority and the scribes and all the Sanhedrin, had a meeting, and put cords round Jesus, and took him away, and gave him up to Pilate. And Pilate put a... Read more
Basic Mark: Chapter Sixteen
He Came Back From the Dead And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome, got spices, so that they might come and put them on him. And very early after dawn on the first day of the week, they came at... Read more
Three Questions
By Leo Tolstoy ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) The hermit lived in a forest. He never left the forest, and he would only speak with normal people. So the King put on simple clothes. Before he reached the hermit's home the King got down from his horse. He left... Read more