[Compiled from the Holy Bible ~ King James version]

Parallel study of books Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John

       By Real Provision ~ Barbara Kim Thigpen

Nativity of Christ & the Baptist

The Kingdom of Heaven
Is like unto leaven
A woman took and hid
In three measures of meal
So the whole was leavened

That it might be fulfilled
Which was spoken
By the prophet of old
I will utter those things
Kept secret from the world...

Forasmuch as
Many have taken
[In hand] to set forth
In order of declaration
Of those things that are
Most surely believed
Even as they delivereth
Them unto us which
From the beginning
Were eye~witnesses and
Ministers of the Word
That thou mightest
Know the certainty of those
Things wherein thou hast
Been instructed according
To the custom of the
Priests incense... 

When the multitude
Were praying 

There appeared
An angel of the Lord

the priest, Zacharias

[in the order of Abia];

And his wife, Elizabeth,
[Of the Daughters

Of Aaron];

Were both righteous
Before God,
Walking in the
And ordinance.

It came to pass
While in priests office
In the order

Of his course.

Elizabeth conceived
And hid herself
Saying thus hath
The Lord dealt
With me in the days
Wherein He looked
On me to take away
My reproach among men. 

In the beginning
Was the Word

And the Word
Was with God

And was God
In whom was life
And the life

Was their light

Which shineth in...

And the darkness
Comprehended it not...

There came one
Sent from God
Whose name was John
To bear witness of
The true light
And the Word
Was Made flesh
And dwelt among us. 

Drinking no strong
Drink or wine
But filled with the
Holy Ghost
Even from the womb. 

Thou shalt have
Joy and gladness
Many shall rejoice
Go before Him
In the Spirit
And power of Elias
Turn the hearts
Of the Fathers
To the children
And the disobedient
To the wisdom
Of the just
Who shall be great
Make ready a people

Perform the
Merciful promise...
Remember Holy Covenants~
Thou can and shall
Have joy and gladness
Many shall rejoice at this

God scattered
The proud in the
Of their hearts
Put down the mighty
From their seats
Exalted them of low degree
Spake by the mouth
Of holy prophets
Which have been
Since the world began

That we should be saved
From the hand
Of all who hate
To perform the
Mercy promised
To remember
Holy Covenants
Being delivered
Without fear
In holiness
And righteousness
All our days.

Thou, child,
Shall be called Prophet
Of the Highest...
Go before the Lord
Prepare His ways
Give knowledge
Of salvation
By remission of sin
Through the tender
Mercy of our God...
Whereby the day~spring
From on high
Hath visited
And given light
To them that sit
In darkness [yet]
And shadow of death
To guide our feet
Into the way of peace... 

The Kingdom of Heaven


And the violent

Try in vain

To take it by force  

In the land of the
Shadow of death among
Dwellers in darkness
A great light springs
As a star from the East
Exceedingly rejoice
There comes a governor
By way of the sea
Emmanuel is with us!

The persecuted,

For righteousness' sake

Are blessed with
The Kingdom of Heaven~
It is theirs...

Blessed are ye
When reviled or accused,
And falsified evil

Said against you.

Rejoice and be

Exceeding glad;
For great is your

Heavenly reward,
Like the prophets before;

That it might be fulfilled
Which is spoken
By the prophet saying
My mouth will open
Of the Beloved in whom
My Spirit is well~pleased.
Behold my servant
Whom I have chosen...

In parables,

I utter things
Kept secret [ever since]
The foundation

Of the World!

I thank thee

Of Heaven and Earth
Thou hid these things from
The seemingly prudent
And self~serving "wise"
To reveal them unto babes...

Even so... 

I send my messenger today
Which shall prepare the way
From the days of the Baptist

For all the prophets
And law prophesied
Concerning the Baptist
It's written in the Book
If ye labor heavy~laden
Come unto the one
Who gives you rest...
Oh lost of heart
Ye shall find rest
Unto your souls
Take my yoke and learn
I am lowly and meek
Yet my burden is light... 

For all the prophets
And the Law prophecied
Until John...
If you will receive it
This is Elias which
Was for to come...

He that hath

Ears to hear
Let him hear it!

The child

Grew in Spirit

Waxing strong

In the desert

Until the day
Of showing.

An Angel from God

Was sent

Unto Nazareth

City [of Galilee]

To a Virgin

Espoused to Joseph

Of the house of David.

The Virgin named

Is Mary.

The angel that came

Into her said;

Hail that thou art

Highly favored

Among women.

Fear not,

For thy favor

Is found...

Blessed is she

Who believed

What she heard

[from the Lord] 

Those things told

Shall be performed.

Behold, I am

The Hand~Maiden

Of the Lord.

Be it unto me
According to the word.
my Spirit hath rejoiced.

My Soul

Will magnify the Lord

Abiding in the field
Kept watch
Over their flocks
When Lo! the angel
Came upon them
And his glory shone
'Round about... 

He said
Fear not
For behold

I bring
Good tidings
Of great joy
Which shall be
To all people
For unto you
Is born today
A Savior
[In the city
Of David] which is
Christ the Lord...

The shepherds
Guarding flocks
Followed a star
From the East
To the babe
Who was born
In the night
Among the beasts
In a manger...
They fell down
In worship with
Joseph and Mary
The Mother...  

Unto us is born a Savior

[Which is Christ the Lord]

Great joy shall be to all

The shepherds

Opened treasures

Presented him

Gifts of gold,

Myrrh & frankincense.

With the angel
Was a multitude
Of Heavenly Host
Praising the glory
Of God in the highest.

Good will...
And on Earth peace!

When the star was seen
It was made
Known abroad
The saying told
Concerning this child.
They that heard

Mary kept and pondered
These things
In her heart~

Simon ~of Jerusalem~
Was devout and just
With the Holy Ghost
Upon him was revealed
He would not
See death before
He had seen the
Lord's Christ
As he came by the Spirit
In the temple
The parents came in
With the child
To do for him
After the custom
Of the law.
Then took he him
Up in his arms
And blessed God.

Now let thou
Thy servants
In peace depart
According to thy word...
For my eyes have seen
Thy salvation prepared
Before all...
A light to lighten
And the glory
Of thy people
That the thoughts
Of many hearts
May be revealed...

They opened their treasure
Presenting their precious
gifts once more.

He was often found
In the temple sitting
Amidst doctors
Both hearing
And questioning
Asking for answers
All that heard
Were astonished
At his understanding.

How is it that
They sought him wist
They not know he must
Be about his
Father's business?

From that time he
Began to preach...

For the Kingdom
Of Heaven
Is at hand...
And I will make you
Fishers of men.

To the poor in Spirit
The Kingdom of Heaven
Them that mourn
Will be comforted
The meek shall
Inherit the Earth...
They shall be filled
And blessed
Who do hunger
And thirst
After righteousness 

All the people
That heard
Justified God
Being baptized
With the Baptism of John.  

Now the parable is this
The seed is
The Word of God


But some rejecting,

Bringing the council

Of God

Against themselves;

Being not baptized.


To obtain mercy
The merciful be blessed
God shall be seen
By the pure in heart
Blessed are peace~makers
For they shall be called
The children of
[The living] God...
As you go
Preach the Kingdom
Of Heaven
Heal the Sick
Cleanse the lepers

Cast out devils
Raise the dead!

Freely give for
Freely ye have received

Who shall not
Receive you or
Hear your words...
When you depart
Shake off the dust
Behold I send you forth
As sheep
In the midst of wolves
Be ye therefore
Wise as serpents
And harmless as doves
Let return your peace
Blessed is he who
Shall not be
Offended in me...

And it came to pass,

When Jesus made an end

Of commanding

Twelve disciples,

He departed thence

To teach and preach

In their cities.

Now when John had heard

[in the prison] the works

Of Christ, he sent

Two of his disciples,

And said unto him,

John Baptist hath
Sent us unto thee
Art thou he
That should come
Or look we
For another [one]?

As they departed,

Jesus began to say

Unto the multitudes,

Concerning John;

What went ye out into

The wilderness to see?

A reed shaken

With the wind?

But what went ye

Out for to see?

A man clothed

In soft raiment?

Behold they that

Wear soft clothing

Are in kings' houses.

But what went ye

Out to see?

A prophet?

yea, I say unto you,

More than a prophet.

For this is he,

Of whom it is written,

Behold, I send

My messenger

Before thy face,

Which shall prepare

Thy way before thee.

Go your way
And tell John
The things you have
Heard and seen
How [the] blind see
And the lame walk
Lepers are cleansed
And the deaf hear
The dead are raised.
To the poor
The gospel is preached

For this is of whom

It is written behold!
I send my messenger
Which shall
Prepare thy way
Among them 
Born of women
There hath not risen
A greater one.

The Lord said

Whereunto then

Shall I liken

This generation?

They are like children

Sitting In the marketplace,

Calling out

To one another;

We have piped unto you,

Ye have not danced.

We have mourned to you,
And ye have not wept.

The Baptist

Came neither eating

The bread,

Nor drinking wine.

{Who you think

Has a devil?}

The son of man

Is come

Eating & drinking.

You say, behold

A gluttonous man,

Wine~bibber & friend

Of sinner & publican.

But Wisdom is justified

Of her children.

Unto you it is given

To know the mysteries

Of the Kingdom of God.

From the days

Of John the Baptist

Until now;

The kingdom of heaven

Suffereth violence;

The violent

Take it by force.

For all the prophets

And the law

Prophesied until John.

And if you will

Receive it,

This is Elias

Which was

For to come,

He that hath

Ears to hear,

Let him hear.

By thy words

Thou shalt be justified~

By thy words

Shalt be condemned.

It was said

By some,

John was risen

From the dead

And by some,

Elias had appeared;

And of others

One of the old

prophets was risen again.

 As he prayed,

The fashion

Of his countenance

Was altered.

[His raiment

White & glistening]

It came to pass

Peter said unto Jesus;

Master it is good

For us to be here?

Let us make

Three tabernacles: 

One for Thee,

Then one for Moses,

And one for Elias.

[Not knowing

What he said] 

There came a cloud

That over~shadowed

And they feared

As they entered.

Then there came

A loud voice;

This is my beloved son;

Hear him...

When the voice was past

Christ was found alone.

Blessed are they

Who are not offended

For the son

Of man has not come

To destroy lives of men

But to save them.

Heal the sick.

Say unto these the

Kingdom of God

Is come nigh.

A laborer is worthy

Of his hire.

Rejoice not that spirits are

Subject to you.

Rather rejoice

Your names

Are written in Heaven.

Blessed are the eyes

That see

These things you see!

Many prophets & kings

Have so desired

To see, to hear
Yet have not heard.

But to others in parables...

That seeing,

They might not see 

And hearing,

Might not understand.

In an honest good heart

Having heard the Word

Keep it & bring forth

Fruit with patience.

Take heed how you hear.

I send you to preach

The Kingdom of God

As well~ the sick to heal.

They departed,

Through streets

Of the towns

Preaching the gospel

And healing everywhere.

Physician, heal thyself.

Ye are the salt of the earth.

Wherewith shall it

Have lost its savor?

Good for nothing henceforth

But to be cast out &

Trodden under~foot?

Ye are the light

Of the world.

A city set on a hill

Cannot be hid.

Let your light

So shine before men

That your good works

Can be seen &

Glorified be

Our father in Heaven.

He that gathereth

Not with me, scattereth...

Blessed are they

That hear the word of God

And keep it.

If thy whole body

Be full of light,

Having no part dark~

The whole

Shall be full of light.

When he had come

Down from a mountain,

Great multitudes followed.

Lord if thou wilt

Canst thou make me clean?

Jesus put forth his hands

And touched them.

I will ~ Be thou clean ~

Go thy way &

As thou hast believed
So be it done.

Go in peace ~

Be not afraid ~

Only believe.

Daughter be

Of good comfort.

Thy faith hath

Made thee whole.

Give place

For the Maid

Is not dead

But sleepeth.

Believe me

That I am able

To do this?

They laughed

Him to scourn ~

The people

Making noise but

But He went in &

Took her by the hand.

The Maid arose

And the fame hereof

Went abroad

Into all that land ~

She had suffered

Many things of

Many physicians.

Well hath Eshia 

Prophecied of

You hypocrites.

As it is written;

The people honoreth

Me with lips

But there heart is far.

Whosoever be

Angry with another

Without cause

Shall be in danger

Of being judged.

Whoever shall act

To teach them ~

The same will be

Called great

In the Kingdom.

Love your enemies ~

Bless them

That curse.

Do good to them

And pray ~

Give to whom

Asketh and

Turn not away ~

Be therefore perfect.

In alms~giving

Do not sound

The trumpet

Before you

As the hypocrites

In the street

For the glory of men

They have their reward

When thou prayest 

Be not therefore

Like them.

Forgive as ye fast ~

Be not as hypocrites

Of a sad countenance

Disfigure their faces.

Anoint thine head;

Wash thy face

When ye fast.

Thine alms may be

in secret yet

Rewarded openly.

Don't be as they

that love to pray

On corners

Just to be seen ~

Use not vain


As the heathen

Who think

they will be heard

For so much speaking ~


Are in vain.

Your father knoweth
Before you ask him.

You have taken away

The key of knowledge.

Ye entered not in;

Hindered them entering.

Over you~ 

who made me

A judge or divider?

Take heed

And beware

Of covetousness.

A man's life consisteth

Not in the abundance

Of that which

He possesseth.

Neither be ye

Of doubtful mind.

Seek the Kingdom &

All these things

Shall be added.

Provide yourself bags

Which wax not old~


In the heavens

That faileth not~

Neither moth

Nor dust corrupt.

Where your treasure is,

There will be

Your heart.

Thou shall

Be recompensed

At the resurrection

Of the just. 

Rejoice with me,

For I have found

The piece

Which I had lost. 

There is joy

In the presence

Of the angels of God

Over one sinner

Who repents.

Lay not up

Treasures on Earth

Where thieves

Break in to steal.

For where

Your treasure is

There will your

Heart be also.

Give not that

Which is holy

Yo the dogs

Neither cast

Your pearls

Before swine.

Seek righteousness first.

All these things

Shall be thine.

Ask & it shall be given ~

Seek & find.

Knock & you

Shall be opened unto.

Straight is the gate

And narrow the way

That leadeth unto life

All things you would

Want done unto you

Do for them ~

This is the law.

At the straight gate

Enter ye in for

Broad is the way

That leadeth

To destruction

Many which go in

Thereat ~ Beware

Of false prophets ~

Wolves they be...

In sheep's clothing.

Think not

That I come

To destroy the law;

Not come to destroy

But to fulfill!

To the ends

Of Heaven & Earth

Nothing shall pass

From the law.

Til all be fulfilled ~

Whoever breaks

The least commandments

And Teaches it to them

Shall be called

The least In Heaven.

Depart from me

Ye that work iniquity.

Whoever heareth & doeth,

I will liken

Unto the wise man;

built his house

Upon the rock.

Floods came ~
Winds blew & beat
Yet it fell not.

Wherefore ~

By their fruits

Ye shall know them.

Do they gather

Grapes of thorns?

Whosoever hears

These sayings

And doeth them

Will be likened

Unto a wise man.

One that heareth

And doeth them not

Unto a foolish fallen one

who built his house

Upon sand.

People were astonished

At his doctrine

Taught as one

Having authority;

Not as the scribes

Around him

Offer a gift.

For a testimony ~

Go thy way & as

Thou hast believed

So be it

Done unto thee.

Why are ye fearful,

Oh ye of little faith?

He arose & rebuked

The winds of the sea.

There was

A great calm & they

marveled at what

Manner of man

This was that

Even winds
And the sea obey?

The queen

Of the south

Shall rise up

In the judgment

Of this generation

To condemn;

For she came from

The uttermost parts

Of the Earth

To hear the wisdom

Of Solomon &

Here is one

Greater than him.

Touched he their eyes &

Their eyes were opened.

[See that no man know it]


In their synagoguesl

Preaching the gospel ~

Healing every sickness

And disease

Among the people.

According to your faith

Be it unto you.

The harvest

Truly is plenteous

But the laborers are few. 

The Kingdom of Heaven

Is at hand.

Heal ~ Cleanse ~

Raise the dead.

Cast out devils ~

Freely ye have received.

Now freely give.

[They said] Master,

We forbade someone

To cast out devils

In thy name;

For with us

He foll[ow]eth not along!

Wilt thou we

Command fire come down

To consume them? 

Forbid him not.

For he that is

Not against us

Is for us &

Is on our part

Ye know not
What manner
Of spirit 
Ye are of.

Oh faithless

And perverse generation

How long

Shall I suffer you"

There arose a reasoning~

Which should

Be the greatest.

Perceiving the thought

Of the heart,

The Christ took a child

And set by him,

Saying unto them;

To receive this child

In my name

Is to receive me,

Which Is to receive

Him that sent me.

For he that is least

Among you all;

The same shall be great.

In parables I utter things
Kept secret [ever since]
The foundation of the World

I thank thee

Of Heaven and Earth
Thou hid these things from
The seemingly prudent
And self~serving "wise"
To reveal them unto babes... 

Why trouble the woman?

She has wrought

A good work upon me.

Wheresoever this gospel

Be preached

In the whole world

There shall {also}

This be told of her

For a memorial.

They are [so] careful

And troubled

About many things but

One thing is needful...

Mary hath chosen

That good part

Which shall not be taken

Away from her.

Lord teach us to pray as

John also taught

Disciples to say

Our Father

Which art in Heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done on Earth

As it is in Heaven.

Give us day by day our bread

Forgive our sins as we forgive

Those indebted to us.

Lead not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

Thine is the Kingdom

The power & glory forever.

Wherefore think ye

Evil in your hearts?

Follow me...

They that be whole

Need not a physician,

But they that are sick.

Go ye & learn

What this meaneth;

I will have mercy &

Not sacrifice.

I am not come

To call the righteous

But sinners

To repentance ~

If thine eye be evil

Thy body be Full

Of darkness.

If thine eye be single

Thy whole body shall

Be full of light.

Behold ~

The bridegroom cometh.

Go ye out to meet him &

They that are ready, go in.

Hurry to the marriage

Before the door is shut~

That thou mightest know

The certainty

Of things wherein

Thou hast been instructed.

Whereunto shall we liken it,

The Kingdom of God;

Or with what comparison iken?

The realm of Heaven

Is like a certain king

Which made a marriage

For his son...

Sent forth servants

To call them

That were bidden &

The invited ones

Did not come.

The wedding is ready but

They were not worthy.

Go ye therefore

Into highways & byways.

As many as ye shall find

Bid to the marriage come.

Many are called
But few [have] chosen.

This is the Lords doing &

marvelous [in our eyes].

Lord teach us to pray as

John also disciples taught.

Repent: for Heaven

is at hand.
The Kingdom of Heaven
Is like unto leaven...

The cornerstone which

the builders rejected?

The same has become

The head.

 ~ by Barbara Kim Thigpen ~