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  Matthew

1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; 3and Judah begat Per-ez and Zer-ah of Ta-mar; and Per-ez begat Hez-ron; and Hez-ron begat R-am; 4and R-am begat A-min-a-dab; and A-min-a-dab begat Na-as-shon; and Na-as-shon begat Sal-mon; 5and Sal-mon begat Bo-az of Rahab; and Bo-az begat O-bed of Ruth; and O-bed begat Jesse; 6and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of U-ri-ah; 7and Solomon begat Re-ho-bo-am; and Re-ho-bo-am begat A-bi-ah; and A-bi-ah begat A-sa; 8and A-sa begat Je-hos-ha-phat; and Je-hos-ha-phat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uz-zi-ah; 9and Uz-zi-ah begat Jo-tham; and Jo-tham begat A-haz; and A-haz begat Hez-e-ki-ah; 10and Hez-e-ki-ah begat Ma-nas-seh; and Ma-nas-seh begat Amon; and Amon begat Jo-si-ah; 11and Jo-si-ah begat Jech-o-ni-ah and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away to Babylon. 12And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jech-o-ni-ah begat She-al-ti-el; and She-al-ti-el begat Ze-rub-a-bel; 13and Ze-rub-a-bel begat A-bi-ud; and A-bi-ud begat E-li-a-kim; and E-li-a-kim begat A-zor; 14and A-zor begat Sa-doc; and Sa-doc begat A-chim; and A-chim begat E-li-ud; 15and E-li-ud begat El-e-a-zar; and El-e-a-zar begat Mat-than; and Mat-than begat Jacob; 16and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations.

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. 19And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was of a mind to put her away privately. 20But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary to be your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21And she shall bring forth a son; and you shall call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins. 22Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 23Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is being interpreted, God with us. 24And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife; 25and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.

 

2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 2Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him. 3And when Herod the king heard that saying, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ should be born. 5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: just as it is written through the prophet, 6And you Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth a governor, who shall be shepherd of my people Israel. 7Then Herod privately called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly where the young child is; and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.

9And they, having heard the king, went their way; following the star which they saw in the east as it went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt, and remain there until I tell you: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; 15and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did I call my son.

16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise-men, was exceedingly enraged, and sent forth and murdered all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of the wise-men. 17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 18A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children; And she would not be comforted, because they are not.

19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, 20Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they that sought the young childís life are dead. 21And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Ar-che-la-us was reigning over Judaea in the place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there; and being warned of God in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee, 23and they came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.

 

3 And in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying, 2Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4Now John himself wore clothing made of camelís hair, with a leather girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about the Jordan went out unto him; 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, O offspring of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance: 9and do not think to say within yourselves, That we have Abraham as our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 10And even now the axe lies at the root of the trees: every tree therefore that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 11I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that is coming after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire: 12whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

 

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized by him. 14But John would have forbidden him, saying, I have need to be baptized of you, and you come to me? 15But Jesus answering, said unto him, Accomplish it now: for this way it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus when he was baptized, went up immediately from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him; 17and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

 

4 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered. 3And the tempter came and said unto him, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. 4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. 5Then the devil took him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6and said unto him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and, On their hands they shall bear you up, unless by chance you dash your foot against a stone. 7Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, You shall not make trial of the Lord your God. 8Again, the devil took him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9and he said unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me. 10Then Jesus said unto him, Go from this place, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. 11Then the devil departed from him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

 

12Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee; 13and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali: 14that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 15The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, 16the people that sat in darkness saw a great light, and to them that sat in the region and shadow of death, to them did light spring up. 17From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

 

18And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two men, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19And he said unto them, Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they immediately left the nets, and followed him. 21And going on from that place he saw two other men, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.

 

23And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people. 24And the report of him went forth into all Syria: and they brought unto him all that were sick, who were taken with divers diseases and torments: those possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he healed them. 25And there were great multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and from beyond the Jordan who followed him.

5 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: 2and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 

6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

10Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousnessí sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11Blessed are you when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets that were before you.

 

13You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is therefore good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under the foot of men.

14You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shines unto all that are in the house. 16Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17Do not think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfill. 18For truly I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass away from the law, till all things be accomplished. ***19Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no way enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 

21You have heard that it was said to them of old time, You shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. 22But I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire. 23If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remembers that your brother has a thing against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way, to first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

25Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; unless by chance the adversary delivers you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 26Truly I say unto you, you shall by no means come out of there, till you have paid the last farthing.

27You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery: 28but I say unto you, that every one that looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29And if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body be cast into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not your whole body go into hell.

31It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. 32But I say unto you, that every one that puts away his wife, accept for the cause of fornication, makes her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away commits adultery.

33Again, you have heard that it was said to them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself, but shall perform unto the Lord your oaths. 34But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by ***Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36Neither shall you swear by your head, for you can not make one hair white or black. 37But let your speech be, Yes, yes; No, no: and whatsoever is more than these is of the evil one.

38You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if any man would go to law with you, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. 41And whosoever shall compel you to go one mile, go with him two. 42Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn them not away.

43You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. 44But I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; 45that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46For if you love them that love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the publicans do the same? 47And if you salute your brethren only, what do you do more than the others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You therefore shall be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

6 Take heed that you do not do your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2When therefore you do alms, sound not a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have the glory of men. Truly I say unto you, They have received their reward. 3But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand is doing: 4that your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret shall recompense you.

5And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Truly I say unto you, They have received their reward. 6But you, when you pray, enter into your inner closet, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret shall recompense you. 7And in praying use not vain-repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their many words. 8Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask him.

9After this manner therefore you ought to pray. Our Father who are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. 10Your kingdom come. Your will be done, in heaven, as it is on earth. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, who are of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast. Truly I say unto you, They have received their reward. 17But you, when you fastest, anoint your head, and wash your face; 18that you be not seen of men to fast, but of your Father who is in secret: and your Father, who sees in secret, shall recompense you.

19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal. 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye is single, your whole body shall be full of light. 23But if your eye is influenced by evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness, how great is the darkness!

24No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (the worldís things).

25Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink. Nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? 26Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value then they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? 28And why are you anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God does so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, With what shall we be clothed? 32For after all these things do the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 33But you must seek first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Therefore, be not anxious for tomorrow: for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

7 Judge not, that you be not judged. 2For with whatever judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with whatever measure you measure out, it shall be measured unto you.

3And why do you behold the mote that is in your brotherís eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye? 4Or how will you say to your brother, Let me cast out the mote out of your eye; and lo, the beam is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brotherís eye.

6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, unless by chance they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.

7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8for every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

9Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; 10or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

12All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do unto you, even so do you also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets. (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.)

13Enter in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby. 14For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leads unto life, and few are they that find it. (Mat.20:16; 22:14-Many are called, but few are chosen.)

15Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheepís clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.

16By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but the corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.

21Not every one that said unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by your name, and by your name cast out demons, and by your name do many mighty works? 23And then will I say unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

24Every one therefore that hears these words of mine, and does them, shall be likened unto a man, who built his house upon the rock: 25and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock. 26And every one that hears these words of mine, and does not do them, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: 27and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof. 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching: 29for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

 

8 And when he had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean. 3And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be made clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said unto him, See that you tell no man; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5And when he had entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, begging him, 6and saying, Lord, my servant lays in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7And he said unto him, I will come and heal him. 8And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 9For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 10And when Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Truly I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: 12but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; as you have believed, so be it done unto you. And the servant was healed in that hour.

14And when Jesus had come into Peterís house, he saw his wifeís mother lying sick of a fever. 15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered unto him. 16And when evening was come, they brought unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases.

18Now when Jesus saw the great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. 19And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow you wheresoever you go. 20And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 21And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

23And when he was entered into a boat, his disciples followed him. 24And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save us Lord; we perish. 26And he said unto them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27And the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man could pass by that way. 29And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, you Son of God? Are you come here to torment us before the time? 30Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. 31And the demons asked him, saying, If you cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine. 32And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33And they that fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, and what had befallen to them that were possessed with demons. 34And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they asked him that he would depart from their borders.

 

9 And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own city. 2And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven. 3And behold, certain ones of the scribes said within themselveís, This man blasphemes. 4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore do you think evil in your hearts? 5For which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins (then he said to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up your bed, and go up unto your house. 7And he arose, and departed to his house. 8But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.

9And as Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man, called Matthew, sitting at the place of toll: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. 10And it came to pass, as he sat eating in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. 11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why does your Teacher eat with the publicans and sinners? 12But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. 13But go and learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

14Then the disciples of John come to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? 15And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast. 16And no man puts a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment; for that which should fill it up takes from the garment, and a worse tear is made. 17Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins: else the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins perish: but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.

18While he spoke these things unto them, behold, there came a ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live. 19And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: 21for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole. 22But Jesus turning and seeing her said, Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. 23And when Jesus came into the rulerís house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd mourning loudly, 24he said, Be not grieved: for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps. And they scornfully laughed at him. 25But when the crowd was put out, he entered in, and took her by the hand; and the damsel arose. 26And the fame hereof went forth into all that land.

27And as Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, you son of David. 28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord. 29Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done unto you. 30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know of this. 31But they went forth, and spread abroad his fame in all that land. 32And as they went forth, behold, there was brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. 33And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons he casts out demons.

35And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. 36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd. 37Then said he unto his disciples, The harvest is indeed plenteous, but the laborers are few. 38Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.

 

10 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely you have received, freely give. 9You are to take no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses. 10Nor wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food. 11And into whatsoever city or village you shall enter, search out whoever is worthy in it; and there abide there until you go forth. 12And as you enter into the house, salute it. 13And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as you go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Truly I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you; 18yes and you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what you shall speak. 20For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that is speaking in you. 21And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22And you shall be hated of all men for my nameís sake: but he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 23But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for truly I say unto you, You shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man is come. 24A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household! 26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. ***27What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father: 30but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. 32Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 34Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: 36and a manís foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it. 40He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me. 41He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophetís reward: and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous manís reward. 42And whosoever shall give a drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, truly I say unto you he shall in no way lose his reward.

 

11 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and preach in their cities. 2Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples 3and said unto him, Are you he that was to come, or should we look for another? 4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them. 6And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

7And as these went their way, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, You went out into the wilderness to behold what? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft raiment are in kingís houses. 9But for what reason did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 10This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, Who shall prepare your way before you. 11Truly I say unto you, Among them that are born of a women there has not arisen any greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and men of violence take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to receive it, this is Elijah, that is to come. 15He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the marketplaces, who call unto their fellows 17and say, We piped unto you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And wisdom is justified by her works. 20Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. 21 Woe unto you, Chorazin! Woe unto you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. 23And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted unto heaven? You shall go down unto Hades: for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.

25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you did hide these things from the wise and understanding, and did reveal them unto babes: 26yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight. 27All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knows the Son, except the Father; neither does any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son wills to reveal him. 28Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

12 At that season Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the grain fields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat. 2But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, Behold, your disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath. 3But he said unto them, Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him; 4how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? 6But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here. 7But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath. 9And he departed from there, and went into their synagogue: 10and behold, a man having a withered hand. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day? That they might accuse him. 11And he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this sheep fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! ***Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day. 13Then he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

14But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him. 15And Jesus perceiving this withdrew from there: and many followed him; and he healed them all, 16and charged them that they should not make him known: 17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, 18Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles. 19He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets. 20A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

22Then one possessed with a demon, blind and dumb, was brought unto him: and he healed him, insomuch that the dumb man spoke and saw. 23And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of David? 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man does not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons. 25And knowing their thoughts he said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? 27And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. 28But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. 29Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? And then he will spoil his house. 30He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathers not with me scatters. 31Therefore I say unto you, ***Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. ***32And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.

 

 33Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit. 34You offspring of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.

38Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from you. 39But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign to be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet: 40for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 42The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds it not. 44Then he said, I will return into my house from where I came out; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then he goes back, and takes with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.

46While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brethren stood outside, seeking to speak to him. 47And one said unto him, Behold, your mother and your brethren stand outside, seeking to speak to you. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

 

13 On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. 3And he spoke to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; 4and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them. 5And others fell upon the rocky places, where they had very little earth to cover them: and because they had no deepness of earth they immediately sprang up, 6but when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8And others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He that has ears, let him hear.

10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why do you speak unto them in parables? 11And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that which he has.

13Therefore I speak to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which said: By hearing you shall hear, and shall in no way understand; And seeing you shall see, and shall in no way perceive. 15For this peopleís heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Unless by chance they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them.

16But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. 17For truly I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which you hear, and heard them not.

18Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the evil one, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way side. 20And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that hears the word, and immediately with joy receives it; 21yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while; and when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that hears the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfullness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that hears the word, and understands it; who truly bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.

24Another parable he set before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field: 25but while the men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the wheat, and went away. 26But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Why then has it tares also? 28And he said unto them, An enemy has done this. And the servants say unto him, Would you that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, No; unless by chance while you gather up the tares, you root up the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

31He then set another parable before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field. 32Which indeed is less than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33Another parable he spoke unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened. 34All these things Jesus spoke in parables unto the multitudes; and without a parable he spoke nothing unto them: 35that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world. 36Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37And he answered and said, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; 39and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, 42and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears, let him hear.

44The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.

45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls: 46and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered in of every kind: 48which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away. 49So shall it be in the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, 50and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 51 Have you understood all these things? They say unto him, Yes. 52And he said unto them, ***Therefore every scribe who has been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed. 54And coming into his own country he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, From where did this man get this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55Is not this the carpenterís son? ***Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? From where then did this man get all these things? 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house. ***58And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

 

14 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports concerning Jesus, 2and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him. 3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philipís wife. 4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for you to have her. 5And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 6But when Herodís birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. 7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should ask. 8And she, being put forward by her mother, said, Give me, here on a platter, the head of John the Baptist. 9And the king was grieved. But for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat and ate with him, he commanded it to be given; 10and he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. 12And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.

13Now when Jesus heard it, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a desolate place apart: and when the multitudes heard of this, they followed him on foot from the cities. 14And he came forth, and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick. 15And when evening was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place is deserted, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food. 16But Jesus said unto them, They have no need to go away. You give them food to eat. 17And they said unto him, All we have here are five loaves, and two fishes. 18And he said, Bring them here to me. 19And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 20And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And they that did eat were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

22And immediately he constrained the disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the multitudes away. 23And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when evening was come, he was there alone. 24But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke unto them, saying Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, bid me to come unto you upon the waters. 29And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and said unto him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? 32And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And they that were in the boat worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.

34And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto Gen-nes-a-ret. 35And when the men of that place knew him, they sent into all that region round about, and brought unto him all that were sick, 36and they asked him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched were made whole.

 

15 Then Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. 3And he answered and said unto them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4For God said, Honor your father and your mother: and, He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death. 5But you say, whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith you might have been profited by me is given to God; 6he shall not honor his father. And you have made void the word of God because of your tradition. 7You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8This people honor me with their lips; But their heart is far from me. 9But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

10And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11It is not that which enters into the mouth that defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 12Then came the disciples, and said unto him, Know you that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying? 13But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up. 14Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit. 15And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable. 16And he said, Are you also even yet without understanding? 17Do you not perceive, that whatsoever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and is eliminated? 18But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man. 19For it is out of the heart that evil thoughts proceed, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings: 20these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

21And Jesus then went out, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and asked him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us. 24But he answered and said, I was sent only unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26And he answered and said, It is not good to take the childrenís bread and cast it to the dogs. 27But she said, Yes, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their mastersí table. 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is your faith: be it done unto you even as you will. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

29And Jesus then departed, and came near unto the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there. 30And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them the lame, the blind, the dumb, the maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at this feet; and he healed them: 31insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, unless by chance they faint on the way. 33And the disciples said unto him, From where should we have so many loaves in a deserted place as to fill so great a multitude? 34And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. 35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; 36and he took the seven loaves and the fishes; and he gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 37And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 38And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

 

16 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the heaven is red and lowering. You know how to discern the face of the heaven; but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.

5And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread. 6And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread. 8And Jesus perceiving it said, O you of little faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have no bread? 9Do you not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11How is it that you do not perceive that I spoke not to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. 12Then they understood that he was not telling them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. <****>

13Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is? 14And they said, Some say John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15He said unto them, But who do you say that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed this unto you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I also say unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19I will give unto you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20Then he charged the disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.

21From that time Jesus began to show unto his disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up. 22And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord: this shall never be unto you. 23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get behind me, Satan: you are a stumbling-block unto me: for you mind not the things of God, but the things of men.

24Then Jesus said unto his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? 27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds. 28Truly I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no way taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

 

17 And after six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart: 2and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light. 3And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4And Peter answered, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, I will make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; you are to hear him. 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were greatly afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only. 9And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must first come? 11And he answered and said, Elijah indeed comes, and shall restore all things: 12but I say into you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but did unto him whatsoever they would. Even so shall the Son of man will also suffer of them. ***13Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist.

14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying, 15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him. 17And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to me. 18And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from that hour. 19Then the disciples came to Jesus apart, and said, Why could we not cast it out? 20And he said unto them, ***Because of your little faith: for truly I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21But this kind goes not out only by prayer and fasting.

22And while they were abiding in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men; 23and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.

24And when they came to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Does not your teacher pay the half-shekel? 25He said, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke first to him, saying, What do you think, Simon? The kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute? From their sons, or from strangers? 26And when he said, From strangers, Jesus said unto him, Therefore the sons are free. 27But, unless we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a shekel: take it, and give unto them for me and you.

 

18 In that hour the disciples came unto Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them, 3and said, Truly I say unto you, Except you turn, and become as trusting as little children, you shall in no way enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one as this little child in my name receives me: 6But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.

7Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling! For it is necessary that the occasions come; but woe to that man through whom the occasion comes! 8And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from you: it is good for you to enter into life maimed or halt, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is good for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire. 10See that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven ***their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of man came to save that which was lost. 12How think you? if any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety and nine, and go unto the mountains, and seek that which has gone astray? 13And if so be that he finds it, truly I say unto you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

15And if your brother sin against you, go, show him his fault between you and him alone: if he will hear you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he will not hear you, take with you one or two others, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established. 17And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the congregation: and if he refuses to hear the congregation also, let him be unto you as the Gentile and the publican. 18Truly I say unto you, what things soever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and what things soever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

21Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times? 22Jesus said unto him, I say unto you, Not until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven. 23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him that owed him ten thousand talents. 25But forasmuch as he had not the wherewithall to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all. 27And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt. 28But that servant, when he went out, found one of his fellow-servants who owed him a hundred shillings: and he laid hold on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay what you owe! 29So his fellow-servant fell down and asked him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due. 31So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were exceedingly sorry, and came and told their lord all that was done. 32Then his lord called him unto him, and said to him, You wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you asked me. 33Should not you also have had mercy on your fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on you? 34And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. 35So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

 

19 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond the Jordan; 2and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

3And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said, Have you not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? 6So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let not man separate. 7They said unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away? 8He said unto them, Moses, for your hardness of heart, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it has not been so. 9And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery: and he that marries her when she is put away commits adultery. 10The disciples said unto him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry. 11But he said unto them, Not all men can receive this saying, but they to whom it is given. 12For there are eunuchs that were so born from their motherís womb, and there are eunuchs that were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heavenís sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13Then there were little children brought unto him, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray. And the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. 15And he laid his hands on them, and then departed.

16And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why ask me concerning that which is good? There is One who is good: but if you would enter into life, keep the commandments. 18He said unto him, Which commandments? And Jesus said, You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19Honor your father and mother; and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 20The young man said unto him, All these things I have observed: what do I yet lack? 21Jesus said unto him, If you would be perfect, go, sell that which you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful for he was one that had great possessions.

23And Jesus said unto his disciples, Truly I say unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a needleís eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25And when the disciples heard it, they were exceedingly astonished, saying, Who then can be saved? 26And Jesus looking upon them said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27Then Peter answered and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and followed you; what then shall we have? 28And Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that you who have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my nameís sake, shall receive a hundred fold, and shall inherit eternal life. 30But many shall be last that are first; and first that are last.

 

20 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the marketplace idle; 4and to them he said, You go also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing; and he said unto them, Why do you stand here all the day idle? 7They said unto him, Because no man has hired us. He said unto them, You also go into the vineyard. 8And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard said unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour they received every man a shilling. 10And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received every man a shilling. 11And when they received it, they murmured against the householder, 12saying, These last have spent but one hour, and you have made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat. 13But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do you no wrong: did not you agree with me for a shilling? 14Take up that which is your, and go your way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto you. 15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last.

17And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples apart, and on the way he said unto them, 18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, 19and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third day he shall be raised up.

20Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshipping him, and asking a certain thing of him. 21And he said unto her, What would you have? She said unto him, Command that these my two sons may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your kingdom. 22But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They said unto him, We are able. 23He said unto them, My cup indeed you shall drink: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it has been prepared of my Father. 24And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning the two brethren. 25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 26It shall not be so among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your minister; 27and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant: 28even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

29And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David. 32And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will you that I should do unto you? 33They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately they received their sight, and followed him.

 

21 And when they drew near unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3And if any one say anything unto you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them. 4Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes unto you, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass. 6And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them, 7and brought the ass, and the colt, and put their garments on them; and he sat thereon. 8And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way. 9And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.

12And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; 13and he said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer: but you make it a den of robbers. 14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation, 16and said unto him, Do you not hear what these are saying? And Jesus said unto them, Yes: did you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise? 17And he left them, and went forth out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.

18Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he was hungry. 19And seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found nothing on it, but leaves only; and he said unto it, Let there be no fruit from you henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away. 20And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree immediately wither away? 21And Jesus answered and said unto them, Truly I say unto you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if you shall say unto this mountain, Be you taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be done. 22And all things, whatsoever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me the answer, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, from where was it? From heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did you not believe him? 26But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet. 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

28But what do you think? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in the vineyard. 29And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you, when you saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that you might believe him.

33Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. 34And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to receive his fruits. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner. 37But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance. 39And they took him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. 40When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41They said unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42Jesus said unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes? 43Therefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And he that falls on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust. 45And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. 46And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.

 

22 And Jesus answered and spoke again in parables unto them, saying, 2The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, 3and sent forth his servants to call them that were invited to the marriage feast: and they would not come. 4Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast. 5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise; 6and the rest laid hold on his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7The king was angry; and he sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage feast. 10And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together allóas many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests. 11But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not a proper wedding-garment on: 12and he said unto him, Friend, how have you come in here not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few chosen.

15Then the Pharisees went, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his words. 16And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God in truth, and care not for any one: for you regard not the person of men. 17Tell us therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do you make trial of me, you hypocrites? 19Show me the tribute money? And they brought unto him a denarius. 20And he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21They said unto him, Caesarís. Then he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesarís; and unto God the things that are Godís. 22And when they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went away.

23On that day there came Sadducees to him, they that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him, 24saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother; 26in like manner the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27And after them all, the woman died. 28In the resurrection therefore whose wife shall she be of the seven? For they all had her. 29But Jesus answered and said unto them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven. 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

34But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, gathered themselves together. 35And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, trying him: 36Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? 37And he said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And a second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments hangs the whole law and the prophets.

41Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42saying, What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43He said unto them, How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, Till I put your enemies underneath your feet? 45If David then calls him Lord, how is he his son? 46And no one was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth to ask him any more questions.

 

23 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, 2saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Mosesí seat: 3all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not do after their works; for they say, and do not. 4Yes, they bind heavy burdens grievous to be borne, and lay them on menís shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger. 5But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi. 8But you are not to be called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all you are brethren. ***9And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven. 10Neither be called masters: for one is your master, even the Christ. 11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut-up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you enter not in yourselves, neither do you suffer them that try entering in to enter. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widowsí houses, even while for a pretence you make long prayers: therefore you shall receive greater condemnation. 15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, you make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves. 16Woe unto you, you blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. 17You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that has sanctified the gold? 18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor. 19You blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20He therefore that swears by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon. 21And he that swears by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein. 22And he that swears by the heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon. 23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these you ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone. 24You blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel! 25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess. 26You blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also. 27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead menís bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ***For you build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous, 30and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore you witness to yourselves, that you are sons of them that slew the prophets. 32You fill up then the measure of your fathers. 33You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how shall you escape the judgment of hell?

34Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them shall you kill and crucify; and some of them shall you scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you slew between the sanctuary and the altar. 36Truly I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones them that are sent unto her! How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, You shall not see me henceforth, till you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

 

24 And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2But he answered and said unto them, Do you not see all these things? Truly I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3And as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, (1)When shall these things be? (2)And what shall be the sign of your coming. (3)And what shall be the sign of the end of the world?

4And Jesus answered and said unto them, (1)Take heed that no man lead you astray. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many astray. 6And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you be not troubled: for these things must need to come to pass; but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. 8But all these things are the beginning of travail. 9Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all the nations for my nameís sake. 10And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray. 12And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold. 13But he that endures to the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come. (2)15When therefore you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that reads understand), 16then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains: 17let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house: 18and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak. 19But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! 20And pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a Sabbath: 21for then shall be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the electís sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not. 24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25Behold, I have told you beforehand. 26If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe it not. 27For as the lightning comes forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 28Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near; 33even so you also, when you see all these things, know you that he is near, even at the doors. 34Truly I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished. 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36But of that day and hour knows no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. 37And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 38For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 40Then shall two men be in the field; one is taken, and one is left: 41two women shall be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left. 42Watch therefore: for you know not on what day your Lord comes. 43But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through. 44Therefore you also be ready; for in an hour that you think not the Son of man will come. 45Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 47Truly I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he has. 48But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarries; 49and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken; 50the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expects not, and in an hour when he knows not, 51and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

 

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: 4but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6But at midnight there arose a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come forth to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: rather you go to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Truly I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

14For it is as when a man, going into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey. 16Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17In like manner he also that received the two gained another two. 18But he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his lordís money. 19Now after a long time the lord of those servants returned, and made a reckoning with them. 20And he that received the five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered unto me five talents: lo, I have gained another five talents. 21His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things; enter into the joy of your lord. 22And he also that received the two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered unto me two talents: lo, I have gained another two talents. 23His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things; enter into the joy of your lord. 24And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter; 25and I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth: lo, you have your own. 26But his lord answered and said unto him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter; 27you should therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest. 28Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that has the ten talents. 29For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away. 30And cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

(3)31But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35for I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; 36naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty, and gave you drink? 38And when did we see you as a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and clothed you? 39And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and came unto you? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Truly I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it unto one of these my brethren, even these who are the least, you did it unto me. 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: 42for I was hungry, and you did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; 43I was a stranger, and you took me not in; naked, and you clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and you visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto you? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Truly I say unto you, Inasmuch as you did it not unto one of the least of these, you did it not unto me. 46And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.

 

26 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples, 2You know that after two days comes the Passover, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified. 3Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; 4and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. 5But they said, Not during the feast, unless a tumult arises among people.

6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceedingly precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat eating. 8But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why do you trouble the woman? For she has brought a good work upon me. 11For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always. 12For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13Truly I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

14Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15and said, What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him unto them.

17Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where do you desire that we make ready for you to eat the Passover? 18And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Teacher said, My time is at hand; I keep the Passover at your house with my disciples. 19And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the Passover. 20Now when evening was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples; 21and as they were eating, he said, Truly I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and began to say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord? 23And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24The Son of man goes, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had not been born. 25And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He said unto him, You have said.

26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink you all of it; 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. 29But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fatherís kingdom. 30And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the Mount of Olives.

31Then said Jesus unto them, All you shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee. 33But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in you, I will never be offended. 34Jesus said unto him, Truly I say unto you, that this night, before the cock crow, you shall deny me three times. 35Peter said unto him, Even if I must die with you, yet will I not deny you. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36Then Jesus came with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto his disciples, Sit here, while I go yonder and pray. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled. 38Then he said unto them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: abide here, and watch with me. 39And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will. 40And as he came unto the disciples, and finds them sleeping, and said unto Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, your will be done. 43And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words. 45Then he came again to the disciples, and said unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrays me.

47And while he yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priest and elders of the people. 48Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him. 49And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him. 50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, do that for which you are come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 51And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. 52Then said Jesus unto him, Put away your sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53Or do you think that I cannot ask my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be? 55In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are you come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and you took me not. 56But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

57And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end. 59Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two, 61and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Do you answer nothing? What is it which these witness against you? 63But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said unto him, I implore you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus said unto him, You have said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. 65Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He has spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy: 66what think you? They answered and said, He is worthy of death. 67Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some slapped him with the palms of their hands, 68saying, Prophesy unto us, you Christ: who is he that struck you?

69Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him, saying, You also was with Jesus the Galilaean. 70But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you say. 71And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth. 72And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. 73And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth you also are one of them; for your speech makes you known. 74Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, you shall deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

 

27 Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is that to us? See you to it. 5And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potterís field, to bury strangers in. 8Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom certain of the children of Israel did price; 10and they gave them for the potterís field, as the Lord appointed me.

11Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, You say. 12And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13Then said Pilate unto him, Do you not hear how many things they witness against you? 14And he gave him no answer, not even one word: insomuch that the governor marveled greatly. 15Now at the feast the governor desired to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they would choose. 16And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom do you will that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? 18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up. 19And while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two do you desire that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas. 22Pilate said unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified. 23And he said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out even more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24So when Pilate saw that he prevailed in nothing, but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; you see to it. 25And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

26Then he released Barabbas unto them; but Jesus he scourged and delivered to be crucified. 27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and gathered the whole band unto him. 28And they stripped him, and put a scarlet robe on him. 29And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head. 31And when they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his garments on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: they compelled him to go with them, that he might bear his cross.

33And they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, The place of a skull, 34they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he refused to drink. 35And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments among them, casting lots; 36and they sat and watched him there. 37And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left. 39And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, 40and saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself: if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41In like manner also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, saying, 42He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him. 43He trusted on God; let him deliver him now, if he desires him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44And the robbers also that were crucified with him cast the same reproach upon him. 45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 47And some of them standing there, when they heard it, said, This man calls Elijah. 48And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49And the rest said, Let him be; let us see whether Elijah comes to save him.

50And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. 51And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; 52and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised; 53and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many. 54Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 55And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 56among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57And when evening was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesusí disciple: 58this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that it to be given up. 59And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 62Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate, 63saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, unless by chance his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first. 65Pilate said unto them, You have a guard: go, make it as sure as you can. 66So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

 

28 Now late on the Sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the sepulchre. 2And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. 3His appearance was as lightening, and his raiment white as snow: 4and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men. 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not; for I know that you seek Jesus, who has been crucified. 6He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly, and tell his disciples, that He is risen from the dead; and lo, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you. 8And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. 9And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. 10Then said Jesus unto them, Fear not: go tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there they shall see me.

11Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that were come to pass. 12And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money unto the soldiers, 13saying, You say, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14And if this come to the governorís ears, we will persuade him, and rid you of care. 15So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until this day.

16But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came to them and spoke unto them, saying, All authority has been given unto me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: 20teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

   

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