dedicated to the movie called "Jesus of Nazareth' - Robert Powell was
born on June 1, 1944 in Salford, Manchester, England. In 1964, he
started his acting career while attending Manchester University. In
1967, he made his film debut, and later landed his first starring role
in The Italian Job (1969). Some of his well known movies include Franco
Ziefirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" (1977) (mini), Ken Russell's Tommy
(1975) and Mahler (1974), the remake of The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978),
and the popular TV series "Doomwatch" (1970). Robert married on 29th
August, 1975 to 'Barbara 'Babs' Lord' . They now have a son and a
daughter. In 1982, Robert won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film
Festival for his performance in Imperativ (1982). He won the best actor
award at the Paris Film Festival for Harlequin (1980). For his
portrayal of Jesus in Jesus of Nazareth he recieved best actor awards
from TV Times and Italian TV Times, the international arts prize at the
Fiuggi Film Festival, grand prize at the Saint-Vincent Film Festival,
and a nomination as best actor from The Irish Academy of Film and
Matthew Chapter 5
2: And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5: "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10: "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11: "Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
12: Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew Chapter 6
The Lords Prayer9: Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
11: Give us this day our daily bread;
12: And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors;
13: And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
14: For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;
15: but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
John Chapter 11
The Raising of Lazarus
20: When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house.
21: Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.
22: And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you."
23: Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
24: Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25: Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
26: and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"
27: She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world."
28: When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying quietly, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you."
29: And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him.
30: Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him.
31: When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there.
32: Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
33: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled;
34: and he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see."
35: Jesus wept.
36: So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"
37: But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
38: Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39: Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days."
40: Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"
41: So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42: I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send me."
43: When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Laz'arus, come out."
44: The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."
45: Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him;
46: but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
Matthew Chapter 21
The Cleansing of the Temple12: And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
13: He said to them, "It is written, `My house shall be called a house of prayer'; but you make it a den of robbers."
14: And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
John Chapter 2
The Cleansing of the Temple14: In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business.
15: And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
16: And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; you shall not make my Father's house a house of trade."
17: His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for thy house will consume me."
18: The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for doing this?"
19: Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
20: The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?"
21: But he spoke of the temple of his body.
22: When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
Jesus preaches in the Temple of JerusalemMatthew Chapter 13
16: But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
17: Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Matthew Chapter 11
25: At that time Jesus declared, "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;
Matthew Chapter 20
26:but whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
27: and whoever would be first among you must be your slave;
28: even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Matthew Chapter 11
28: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew Chapter 25
34: Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35: for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
36: I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.'
37: Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink?
38: And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee?
39: And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?'
40: And the King will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'
Matthew Chapter 21
The Authority of Jesus Questioned
23: And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
24: Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you a question; and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.
25: The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will say to us, `Why then did you not believe him?'
26: But if we say, `From men,' we are afraid of the multitude; for all hold that John was a prophet."
27: So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Parable of the Two Sons
28: "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, `Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
29: And he answered, `I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
30: And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, `I go, sir,' but did not go.
31: Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32: For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
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