1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger
before your face, who shall prepare your way before you. 3The
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make
his paths straight. 4John baptized in the wilderness and preached
the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5And all
the land of Judea and they of Jerusalem went out to him and were all baptized
by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6And John was
clothed with camel's hair and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and
he ate locusts and wild honey; 7And preached, saying, One mightier
than I is coming after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to
stoop down and unloose. 8I indeed have baptized you in water:
but he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
9And it was in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee
and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And immediately coming
up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending
on him like a dove: 11And there came a voice from heaven,
saying, You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
12And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness.
13And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan;
and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
14Now after John had been put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The
time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe
the gospel. 16Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon
and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen.
17And Jesus said to them, Come after me and I will make you to
become fishers of men. 18And immediately they forsook their nets,
and followed him. 19And when he had gone a little further from
there, he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John, who
also were in the ship mending their nets. 20And immediately he
called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired
servants and went after him. 21And they went into Capernaum; and
immediately on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.
22And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them
as one who had authority and not as the scribes.
23And there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit;
and he cried out, 24Saying, Let us alone; what have we
to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you
who you are, the Holy One of God. 25And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold your peace, and come out of him. 26And when the unclean spirit
had torn him and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves,
saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with
authority he commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him.
28And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region
round about Galilee.
29And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they
entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and after a while
they told him of her. 31And he came and took her by the hand and
lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her and she ministered to them.
32And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought all who were
diseased and those who were possessed with demons to him. 33And
all the city was gathered together at the door. 34And he healed
many who were sick of different diseases and cast out many demons; and did
not allow the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35And in
the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed
into a solitary place and prayed there . 36And Simon and those
who were with him followed after him. 37And when they had found
him, they said to him, All men seek for you. 38And he
said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also:
because I came out for this. 39And he preached in their
synagogues throughout all Galilee and cast out demons.
40And a leper came to him, beseeching him and kneeling down to
him and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean. 41And
Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand and touched him
and said to him, I will; be clean. 42And as soon as he had spoken,
immediately the leprosy departed from him and he was cleansed.
43And he straitly charged him and immediately sent him away;
44And said to him, See you say nothing to any man: but go your
way, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing those things
which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 45But he went
out and began to greatly publish it and to blaze the matter abroad,
so that Jesus could not openly enter into the city any more, but was outside
in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
1And again after some days he entered into Capernaum;
and it was told that he was in the house. 2And immediately many
were gathered together, so that there was no room to receive them,
no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word to them.
3And they came to him, bringing one sick of palsy, who was carried
by four men. 4And when they could not come near to him
because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they
had broken it up, they let down the bed in which the sick of palsy
lay. 5When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of palsy,
Son, your sins are forgiven. 6But there were certain of the scribes
sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 7Why does this
man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
8And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they
reasoned so within themselves, he said to them, Why do you reason these things
in your hearts? 9Is it easier to say to the sick of palsy, your
sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise and take up your bed and walk?
10But so that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth
to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of palsy,) 11I say to you,
Arise and take up your bed and go your way into your house. 12And
immediately he arose, took up the bed and went out before them all; so that
they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
13And he went out again by the sea side; and all the multitude
resorted to him and he taught them. 14And as he passed by, he
saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and
said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 15And it
was, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners
sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many and they
followed him. 16And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat
with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples, How is it that he
eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? 17When Jesus heard
it, he said to them, Those who are whole have no need of the physician,
but those who are sick: I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners
18And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast:
and they came and said to him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees
fast, but your disciples do not fast? 19And Jesus said to them,
Can the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with
them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away
from them and then they shall fast in those days. 21 Also no man
sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment: lest the new piece that filled
it up takes away from the old and the tear is made worse. 22And
no man puts new wine into old bottles: lest the new wine bursts the bottles
and the wine is spilled and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must
be put in new bottles. 23And it was, that he went through the
grain fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to
pluck the ears of corn. 24And the Pharisees said to him, Behold,
why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbath day? 25And
he said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need and
was hungry, he and those who were with him? 26How he went into
the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest and ate the show
bread and gave also to those who were with him, which is not lawful to eat
except for the priests? 27And he said to them, The sabbath was
made for man and not man for the sabbath: 28Therefore the Son
of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
1And he entered again into the synagogue; and a man was there
who had a withered hand. 2And they watched him, whether he would
heal him on the sabbath day; so that they might accuse him. 3And
he said to the man who had the withered hand, Stand. 4And he said
to them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save
life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5And when he had
looked round about on them with anger, being grieved because of the hardness
of their hearts, he said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched
it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6And the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with
the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. 7But Jesus
withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude followed
him from Galilee and from Judea, 8And from Jerusalem and from
Idumaea and from beyond the Jordan and from those about Tyre
and Sidon; when they had heard what great things he had done a great multitude
came to him. 9And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship
should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.
10For he had healed many; so that as many as had plagues pressed
on him to touch him. 11And when they saw him unclean spirits fell
down before him and cried, saying, You are the Son of God. 12And
he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.
13And he went up into a mountain and called to him whom
he would: and they came to him. 14And he ordained twelve, that
they should be with him, so that he might send them out to preach,
15And to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
16And Simon he surnamed Peter; 17And James the
son of Zebedee and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them
Boanerges, that is, The sons of thunder: 18And Andrew and Philip
and Bareholomew and Matthew and Thomas and James the son of Alphaeus
and Thaddaeus and Simon the Zealot, 19And Judas Iscariot, who
also betrayed him: and they went into a house. 20And the multitude
came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21And when his friends heard of it, they went out to
lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub,
and by the prince of the demons he casts out demons. 23And he
called them to him and spoke to them in parables, How can Satan
cast out Satan? 24And if a kingdom is divided against itself,
that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against
itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan rises up against
himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. 27No
man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will
first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
28Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven to the sons
of men and blasphemies how ever they may blaspheme: 29But he who
shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is in
danger of eternal damnation: 30Because they said, He has an unclean
31Then his brothers and his mother came there and, standing outside
they sent to him, calling him. 32And the multitude sat about him
and they said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers are outside seeking
you. 33And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brothers?
34And he looked round about on those who sat about him and said,
Behold my mother and my brothers! 35For whoever shall do the will
of God, the same is my brother and my sister, and mother.
1And he began again to teach by the sea side: and a great multitude
was gathered to him, so that he entered into a ship and sat in the sea; and
the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. 2And he taught
them many things by parables and said to them in his doctrine,
3Listen; Behold, a sower went out to sow: 4And it was,
as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and
devoured it. 5And some fell on stony ground, where it had not
much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had
no root, it withered away. 7And some fell among thorns and the
thorns grew up and choked it and it yielded no fruit. 8And other
fell on good ground and yielded fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought
forth, some thirty and some sixty and some a hundred. 9And he
said to them, He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 10And when
he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked the parable
of him. 11And he said to them, To you it is given to know the
mystery of the kingdom of God: but to those who are outside, all
these things are done in parables: 12So that seeing they
may see and not perceive; and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest
at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven
them. 13And he said to them, Do you not know this parable? and
how then will you know any parables? 14The sower sows the word.
15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown;
but when they have heard, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word
that was sown in their hearts. 16And these are they likewise which
are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately
receive it with gladness; 17And have no root in themselves and
so endure only for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution arises
for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 18And these
are those who are sown among thorns; they are such as hear the word,
19And the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches
and the lusts of other things entering in, chokes the word and it becomes
unfruitful. 20And these are those who are sown on good ground;
they are such as hear the word and receive it and bring forth fruit,
some thirtyfold, some sixty and some a hundred.
21And he said to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under a bushel,
or under a bed? and not to be set on a lamp stand? 22For there
is nothing hidden which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept
secret, but that it should come abroad. 23If any man have ears
to hear, let him hear. 24And he said to them, Take heed what you
hear: with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you: and more
shall be given to you who hear. 25For he who has, to him shall
be given: and he who has not, from him even that which he has shall be taken.
26And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast
seed into the ground; 27And should sleep and rise night and day
and the seed should spring and grow up, he does not know how.
28For the earth brings forth fruit of itself; first the blade,
then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29But when
the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the
harvest has come. 30And he said, To what shall we liken the kingdom
of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 31It
is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth,
is less than all the seeds that are in the earth: 32But when it
is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs and shoots out great
branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under its shadow.
33And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they
were able to hear. 34But he did not speak to them without a parable:
and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.
35And the same day, when evening was come, he said to them, Let
us pass over to the other side. 36And when they had sent away
the multitude, they took him just as he was in the ship. And there were also
with him other little ships. 37And a great storm of wind arose
and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38And
he was in the back part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awakened
him and said to him, Master, do you not care that we are perishing?
39And he arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace,
be still. And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40And
he said to them, Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith?
41And they were exceedingly afraid and said one to another, What
manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
1And they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country
of the Gadarenes. 2And when he had come out of the ship, immediately
a man with an unclean spirit met him out of the tombs, 3He had
his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not
even with chains: 4Because he had been bound with fetters and
chains often and the chains had been plucked asunder by him and the fetters
broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5And
always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying and
cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus afar off,
he ran and worshiped him, 7And cried with a loud voice and said,
What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the most high God? I adjure
you by God, that you do not torment me. 8For he said to him, Come
out of the man, you unclean spirit. 9And he asked him, What
is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion:
for we are many. 10And he besought him greatly that he would not
send them away out of the country. 11Now there was a great herd
of swine feeding there near to the mountains. 12And all the demons
besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13And immediately Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits
went out and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep
place into the sea and were choked in the sea (they were about two thousand).
14And those who fed the swine fled and told it in the
city and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15And they came to Jesus and saw the man who had been demon possessed
and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind: and they were
afraid. 16And those who saw it told them what had happened
to him who had been demon possessed and also concerning the swine.
17And they began to ask him to depart out of their coasts.
18And when he had come into the ship, he who had been demon possessed
besought him that he might be with him. 19But Jesus did not allow
him, but said to him, Go home to your friends and tell them what great things
the Lord has done for you and has had compassion on you. 20And
he departed and began to publish in Decapolis how many great things
Jesus had done for him: and all men marveled.
21And when Jesus had passed over again by ship to the other side,
many people gathered to him: and he was near the sea. 22And, behold,
one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw
him, he fell at his feet, 23And besought him greatly, saying,
My little daughter lies at the point of death: I beseech you, come
and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24And Jesus went with him; and many people followed him
and thronged him. 25And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood
twelve years, 26And had suffered many things by many physicians
and had spent all that she had and was not made better, but rather grew worse,
27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind and touched
his garment. 28For she said, If I may only touch his clothes,
I shall be whole. 29And immediately the fountain of her blood
was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that
plague. 30And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue
had gone out of him, turned around in the crowd and said, Who touched my
clothes? 31And his disciples said to him, You see the multitude
thronging you and you say, Who touched me! 32And he looked round
about to see her who had done this thing. 33But the woman fearing
and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before
him and told him all the truth. 34And he said to her, Daughter,
your faith has made you whole; go in peace and be whole from your plague.
35While he yet spoke, certain ones from the ruler of
the synagogue's house came, who said, your daughter is dead: why
do you trouble the Master any further? 36As soon as Jesus heard
the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, do not be
afraid, only believe. 37And he allowed no man to follow him, except
Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38And he came to
the house of the ruler of the synagogue and saw the tumult and those who
wept and wailed greatly. 39And when he had come in, he said to
them, Why do you make this ado and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleeps.
40And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all
out, he took the father and the mother of the damsel and those who were with
him and entered in where the damsel was lying. 41And he took the
damsel by the hand and said to her, Talitha cumi; which being interpreted
is, Damsel, I say to you, arise. 42And immediately the damsel
arose and walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished
with a great astonishment. 43And he charged them straitly that
no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given to her
1And he went out from there and came into his own country; and
his disciples followed him. 2And when the sabbath day had come,
he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were
astonished, saying, From where has this man these things? and what
wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works
are wrought by his hands? 3Is not this the carpenter, the son
of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and of Juda and Simon? and are not
his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4But
Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country
and among his own kin and in his own house. 5And he could not
do any mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick folk
and healed them. 6And he marveled because of their unbelief.
And he went round about the villages, teaching.
7And he called to him the twelve and began to send them
out two by two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8And
commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey,
except a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
9But to be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
10And he said to them, In what ever place you enter into a house,
there abide till you depart from that place. 11And whoever shall
not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the
dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It
shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than
for that city. 12And they went out and preached that men should
repent. 13And they cast out many demons and anointed many with
oil who were sick and healed them.
14And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread
abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead and therefore
mighty works show forth themselves in him. 15Others said, That
it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
16But when Herod heard of it, he said, It is John, whom
I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 17For Herod himself had
sent out and laid hold on John and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake,
his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 18For John
had said to Herod, It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.
19Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him and would have
killed him; but she could not: 20For Herod feared John, knowing
that he was a just and holy man and he observed him; and when he heard him,
he did many things and heard him gladly. 21And when a convenient
day was come, Herod on his birthday made a supper for his lords, high captains
and chief estates of Galilee; 22And when the daughter
of the said Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod and those who sat
with him, the king said to the damsel, Ask of me what ever you will and I
will give it to you. 23And he swore to her, What ever
you shall ask of me, I will give it to you, to the half of my kingdom.
24And she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And
she said, The head of John the Baptist. 25And she came in immediately
with haste to the king and asked, saying, I will that you give me by and
by on a charger the head of John the Baptist. 26And the king was
exceedingly sorry; yet for his oath's sake and for their sakes who
sat with him, he would not reject her. 27And immediately the king
sent an executioner and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and
beheaded him in the prison, 28And brought his head on a charger
and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
29And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took
up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.
30And the apostles gathered themselves together
to Jesus and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had
taught. 31And he said to them, Come you yourselves apart into
a desert place and rest a while: for there were many coming and going and
they had no leisure so much as to eat. 32And they departed into
a desert place by ship privately. 33And the people saw them departing
and many knew him and ran there on foot out of all cities and over took them,
and came together to him. 34And Jesus, when he came out, saw many
people and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep
having no shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. 35And
when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him and said, This
is a desert place and now the time is far passed: 36Send
them away, that they may go into the country round about and into the villages
and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. 37He answered
and said to them, You give them to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go
and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread and give them to eat? 38
He said to them, How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew,
they said, Five and two fish. 39And he commanded them to make
all sit down by companies on the green grass. 40And they sat down
in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And when he had taken
the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed and
broke the loaves and gave them to his disciples to set before them;
and the two fish he divided among them all. 42And they all ate
and were filled. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of the
fragments and of the fish. 44And those who ate of the loaves were
about five thousand men.
45And immediately he constrained his disciples to get into the
ship and to go to the other side before to Bethsaida, while he sent the people
away. 46And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain
to pray. 47And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst
of the sea and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw them toiling
in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch
of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them
by . 49But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed
it was a spirit and cried out: 50For they all saw him and were
troubled. And immediately he talked with them and said to them, Be of good
cheer: it is I; do not be afraid. 51And he went up to them into
the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond
measure, and wondered. 52For they considered not the
miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. 53And
when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret and drew
to the shore. 54And when they were come out of the ship, immediately
they knew him, 55And ran through that whole region round about
and began to carry about in beds those who were sick, to where they heard
he was. 56And where ever he entered, into villages, or cities,
or country, they laid the sick in the streets and besought him that they
might touch if it were only the border of his garment: and as many as touched
him were made whole.
1Then the Pharisees came together to him and certain of the scribes,
who came from Jerusalem. 2And when they saw some of his disciples
eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashed, hands, they found
fault. 3For the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash
their hands often, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders.
4And when they come from the market, except they wash,
they do not eat. And many other things there are, which they have received
to hold, as the washing of cups and pots, brazen vessels and of
tables. 5Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do your
disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread
with unwashed hands? 6He answered and said to them, Well has Isaiah
prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with
their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7But in vain
do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition
of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like
things you do. 9And he said to them, Full well you reject the
commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. 10For
Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, whoever curses father
or mother, let him die the death: 11But you say, If a man shall
say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift,
by what ever you might be profited by me; he shall be free.
12And you suffer him not to do anything any more for his father
or his mother; 13Making the word of God of no effect through your
tradition, which you have delivered: and many such like things you do.
14And when he had called all the people to him, he said
to them, Listen to me every one of you and understand:
15There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him
can defile him: but the things which come out of him, they are those that
defile the man. 16If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.
17And when he had entered into the house from the people, his
disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18And he said to them,
Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that what ever
thing there is that enters from outside into the man, cannot defile
him; 19Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the
belly and goes out into the draught, purging all meats? 20And
he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man.
21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness,
deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
24And from there he arose and went into the borders of Tyre and
Sidon and entered into a house and would have no man know it: but
he could not be hidden. 25For a certain woman, whose
young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him and came and fell at his
feet: 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by nation; and
she besought him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.
27But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: for
it is not fitting to take the children's bread and to cast it to
the dogs. 28And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the
dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29And he said
to her, For this saying go your way; the demon is gone out of your daughter.
30And when she came to her house, she found the demon gone out
and her daughter laid on the bed.
31And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came
to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
32And they brought to him one that was deaf and had an impediment
in his speech; and they besought him to put his hand on him. 33And
he took him aside from the multitude and put his fingers into his ears and
he spit and touched his tongue; 34And looking up to heaven, he
sighed and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35And
immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue was loosed
and he spoke plain. 36And he charged those that they should tell
no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they
published it; 37And were astonished beyond measure, saying,
He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb
1In those days the multitude being very great and having nothing
to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them,
2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with
me now three days and have nothing to eat: 3And if I send them
away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for many of
them came from far. 4And his disciples answered him, From where
can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
5And he asked them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven.
6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he
took the seven loaves and gave thanks and broke and gave to his disciples
to set before them; and they set them before the people.
7And they had a few small fish: and he blessed and commanded to
set them also before them. 8So they ate and were filled:
and they took up seven baskets of the broken food that was left.
9And those who had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent
10And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples and
came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11And the Pharisees came out
and began to question with him, seeking a sign from heaven from him, tempting
him. 12And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, Why does this
generation seek after a sign? verily I say to you, no sign shall be given
to this generation. 13And he left them and entering into the ship
again departed to the other side. 14Now the disciples
had forgotten to take bread, neither had they more than one loaf in the ship
with them. 15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.
16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because
we have no bread. 17And when Jesus knew it, he said to
them, Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not perceive yet,
neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened? 18Having
eyes, do you not see? and having ears, do you not hear? and do you not remember?
19When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments did you take you up? They said to him, Twelve.
20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full
of fragments did you take up? And they said, Seven. 21And he said
to them, How is it that you do not understand?
22And he came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to him
and besought him to touch him. 23And he took the blind man by
the hand and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes and
put his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything. 24And he
looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25After that
he put his hands again on his eyes and made him look up: and he
was restored and saw every man clearly. 26And he sent him away
to his house, saying, Do not go into the town, nor tell it to any
in the town.
27And Jesus went out and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea
Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, Whom do
men say that I am? 28And they answered, John the Baptist: but
some say, Elijah; and others, One of the prophets. 29And
he said to them, But whom do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said
to him, You are the Christ. 30And he charged them that they should
tell no man of him. 31And he began to teach them, that the Son
of man must suffer many things and be rejected of the elders and of
the chief priests and scribes, and be killed and after three days rise again.
32And he spoke that saying openly. And Peter took him and began
to rebuke him. 33But when he had turned about and looked at his
disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get you behind me, Satan: for you savor
not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
34And when he had called the people to him with his disciples
also, he said to them, whoever will come after me, let him deny himself and
take up his cross, and follow me. 35For whoever will save his
life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's,
the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he
shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall
a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whoever therefore shall
be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation;
of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes into the glory
of his Father with the holy angels.
1And he said to them, Verily I say to you, That there are some
of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen
the kingdom of God come with power. 2And after six days Jesus
took with him Peter and James and John and led them up into a high
mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
3And his clothes became shining, exceedingly white as snow; such
as no fuller on earth can whiten them. 4And Elijah with Moses
appeared to them: and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter
answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let
us make three tabernacles; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.
6For he did not know what to say; for they were sore afraid.
7And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came
out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8And
suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, except
Jesus only with themselves. 9And as they came down from the mountain,
he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till
the Son of man was risen from the dead. 10And they kept that saying
with themselves, questioning one another what the rising from the dead should
mean. 11And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that
Elijah must come first? 12And he answered and told them, Elijah
verily does come first and restores all things; and how it is written of
the Son of man, that he must suffer many things and be set at naught.
13But I say to you, That Elijah indeed came and they have done
to him what ever they wanted, as it is written of him.
14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude
about them and the scribes questioning with them. 15And when they
beheld him immediately all the people were greatly amazed and running to
him, they saluted him. 16And he asked the scribes, What
do you question with them? 17And one of the multitude answered
and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit;
18And where ever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams and
gnashes with his teeth and pines away: and I spoke to your disciples so that
they might cast him out; and they could not. 19He answered him
and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long
shall I suffer you? bring him to me. 20And they brought him to
him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on
the ground and wallowed foaming. 21And he asked his father, How
long ago is it since this came on him? And he said, Of a child.
22And often it has cast him into the fire and into the waters,
to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us and help
us. 23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things
are possible to him who believes. 24And immediately the
father of the child cried out and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help
my unbelief. 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together,
he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge
you, come out of him and do not enter into him any more. 26And
the spirit cried and tearing him sore, and came out of him: and
he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead. 27But Jesus
took him by the hand and lifted him up; and he arose. 28And when
he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could
we not cast him out? 29And he said to them, This kind can come
out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
30And they departed from there and passed through Galilee; and
he would not that any man should know it. 31For he taught
his disciples and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands
of men and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise
the third day. 32But they did not understand that saying and were
afraid to ask him. 33And he came to Capernaum: and being in the
house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the
way? 34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed
among themselves, who should be the greatest. 35And he
sat down and called the twelve and said to them, If any man desires to be
first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all.
36And he took a child and set him in the midst of them: and when
he had taken him in his arms, he said to them, 37whoever shall
receive one of such children in my name, receives me: and whoever shall receive
me, receives not me, but him who sent me. 38And John answered
him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name and he does
not follow us: and we forbade him, because he was not following us.
39But Jesus said, Do not forbid him: for there is no man who shall
do a miracle in my name, who can lightly speak evil of me. 40For
he who is not against us is on our side.
41For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name,
because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his
reward. 42And whoever shall offend one of these little
ones who believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck and he were cast into the sea. 43And if your hand
offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than
having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched:
44Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched.
45And if your foot offend you, cut it off: it is better for you
to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into
the fire that shall never be quenched: 46Where their worm does
not die and the fire is not quenched. 47And if your eye offend
you, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God
with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
48Where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.
49For every one shall be salted with fire and every sacrifice
shall be salted with salt. 50Salt is good: but if the
salt has lost its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves
and have peace one with another.
1And he arose from there and came into the coasts of Judea on
the farther side of the Jordan: and the people resorted to him again; and,
as he was used to, he taught them again. 2And the Pharisees came
to him and tempting him, asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away
his wife?. 3And he answered and said to them, What did
Moses command you? 4And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill
of divorcement and to put her away. 5And Jesus answered
and said to them, He wrote you this precept because of the hardness of your
heart. 6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male
and female. 7For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother
and cleave to his wife; 8And they two shall be one flesh: so then
they are no more two, but one flesh. 9What therefore God has joined
together, let not man put asunder. 10And in the house his disciples
asked him again of the same matter. 11And he said to
them, whoever shall put away his wife and marry another, commits adultery
against her. 12And if a woman shall put away her husband and be
married to another, she commits adultery.
13And they brought young children to him, that he should touch
them: and his disciples rebuked those who brought them.
14But when Jesus saw it, he was greatly displeased and
said to them, Allow the little children to come to me and do not forbid them:
for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily I say to you, whoever
shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into
it. 16And he took them up in his arms, put his hands
on them and blessed them.
17And when he was gone out into the way, one came running and
kneeled to him and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit
eternal life? 18And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good?
there is no one good but one, that is, God.
19You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill,
Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor your father and
mother. 20And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have
I observed from my youth. 21Then Jesus beholding him loved him
and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell what ever you have
and give to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take
up the cross and follow me. 22And he was sad at that saying, and
went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23And Jesus looked
round about and said to his disciples, How hardly shall those who have riches
enter into the kingdom of God! 24And the disciples were astonished
at his words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard
is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they
were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be
saved? 27And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is
impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
28Then Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all and have
followed you. 29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say to you,
There is no man who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or
mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and the gospel's,
30But he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses
and brothers and sisters, and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions;
and in the world to come eternal life. 31But many that are
first shall be last; and the last first.
32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went
before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid.
And he took again the twelve and began to tell them what things should happen
to him, 33Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and
the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and to the scribes;
and they shall condemn him to death and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
34And they shall mock him and shall scourge him and shall spit
on him and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying,
Master, we would that you should do for us what ever we shall desire.
36And he said to them, What would you that I should do for you?
37 They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on your
right hand and the other on your left hand, in your glory. 38But
Jesus said to them, You do not know what you ask: can you drink of the cup
that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, You shall
indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and you shall be baptized with the
baptism that I am baptized with: 40But to sit on my right hand
and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them
for whom it is prepared. 41And when the ten heard it,
they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. 42But
Jesus called them to him and said to them, You know that those who
are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and
their great ones exercise authority on them. 43But it shall not
be so among you: but whoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
44And whoever of you will be the chief, shall be servant of all.
45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to
minister and to give his life a ransom for many.
46And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with
his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of
Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. 47And when he heard
that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, Jesus, you Son
of David, have mercy on me. 48And many charged him that he should
hold his peace: but he cried a great deal more, You Son of David, have mercy
on me. 49And Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called.
And they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; he
calls you. 50And he, casting away his garment, rose and came to
Jesus. 51And Jesus answered and said to him, What will you that
I should do for you? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I might receive
my sight. 52And Jesus said to him, Go your way; your faith has
made you whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus
in the way.
1And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany,
at the mount of Olives, he sent out two of his disciples, 2And
said to them, Go your way into the village opposite you: and as soon as you
are entered into it, you shall find a colt tied, on which man never sat;
loose him and bring him. 3And if any man says to you,
Why do you this? you say that the Lord has need of him; and immediately he
will send him here. 4And they went their way and found the colt
tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loosed him.
5And certain of those who stood there said to them, What are you
doing, loosing the colt? 6And they said to them even as Jesus
had commanded: and they let them go. 7And they brought the colt
to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat on him. 8And
many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches from
the trees and strewed them in the way. 9And those who
went before and those who followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed
is he who comes in the name of the Lord: 10Blessed is
the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord:
Hosanna in the highest. 11And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and
into the temple: and when he had looked round about on all things and now
the evening was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was
hungry: 13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came,
if perhaps he might find any thing on it: and when he came to it, he found
nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14And Jesus answered and said to it, No man shall eat fruit of
you hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15And
they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple and began to cast
out those who sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves; 16And would
not allow that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
17And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall
be called the house of prayer of all nations? but you have made it a den
of thieves. 18And the scribes and chief priests heard it
and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the
people was astonished at his doctrine. 19And when evening was
come, he went out of the city. 20And in the morning, as they passed
by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21And Peter
calling to remembrance said to him, Master, behold, the fig tree which you
cursed is withered away. 22And Jesus answering said to them, Have
faith in God. 23For verily I say to you, That whoever shall say
to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt
in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come
to pass; he shall have what ever he said. 24Therefore I say to
you, What ever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you will receive
them and you shall have them. 25And when you
stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone: so that your
Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in
heaven forgive your trespasses.
27And they came again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the
temple, the chief priests came to him and the scribes and the elders,
28And said to him, By what authority do you these things? and
who gave you this authority to do these things? 29And Jesus answered
and said to them, I will also ask of you one question and answer me and
then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
answer me. 31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we
shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?
32But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all
men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33And
they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said
to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
1And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain
man planted a vineyard and set an hedge about it and dug a place
for the wine vat and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen, and
went into a far country. 2And at the season he sent a servant
to the husbandmen, that he might receive of the fruit of the vineyard from
the husbandmen. 3And they caught him and beat him and
sent him away empty. 4And again he sent to them another
servant; and they cast stones at him and wounded him in the head
and sent him away shamefully handled. 5And again he sent
another; they killed and him and many others; beating some and killing some.
6Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also
last to them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7But those
husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him,
and the inheritance shall be ours. 8And they took him and killed
him and cast him out of the vineyard. 9What
therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the
husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. 10And have you
not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become
the head of the corner: 11This was the Lord's doing, and it is
marvelous in our eyes? 12And they sought to lay hold on him, but
feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them:
and they left him and went their way.
13And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians,
to catch him in his words. 14And when they were come,
they said to him, Master, we know that you are true and you care for no man:
for you do not regard the person of men, but you teach the way of God in
truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 15Shall
we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them,
Why do you tempt me? bring me a coin, that I may see it.
16And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose
is this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.
17And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things
that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled
18Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection came to
him; and they asked him, saying, 19Master, Moses wrote to us,
If a man's brother dies and leaves his wife behind him
and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up
seed to his brother. 20Now there were seven brothers: and the
first took a wife and dying left no seed. 21And the second took
her and died, neither did he leave any seed: and the third likewise.
22And the seven had her and left no seed: last of all the woman
died also. 23Therefore, in the resurrection when they shall rise,
whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24And Jesus answering said to them, Do you not therefore err,
because you know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry,
nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are in heaven.
26And as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read
in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?
27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: you
therefore do greatly err.
28And one of the scribes came and having heard them reasoning
together and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which
is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The
first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God
is one Lord: 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength:
this is the first commandment. 31And the second
is like it, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as
yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32And
the scribe said to him, Well, Master, you have said the truth: for there
is one God; and there is no one other but he: 33And to love him
with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the soul and
with all the strength and to love his neighbor as himself, is more
than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34And when Jesus
saw that he answered discreetly, he said to him, You are not far from the
kingdom of God. And no man after that dared ask him any question.
35And Jesus while he taught in the temple answered and said, How
do the scribes say that Christ is the Son of David? 36For David
himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right
hand, till I make your enemies your footstool. 37David therefore
himself called him Lord; and how is he then his son? And the common
people heard him gladly. 38And he said to them in his doctrine,
Beware of the scribes, who love to go in long clothing and love
salutations in the marketplaces, 39And the chief seats in the
synagogues and the uppermost rooms at feasts: 40Who devour widows'
houses and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater
41And Jesus sat opposite the treasury and beheld how the people
cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42And there came a certain poor widow and she threw in two mites,
which make a farthing. 43And he called to him his disciples
and said to them, Verily I say to you, That this poor widow has cast more
in, than all those who have cast into the treasury: 44For all
they cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all
that she had, even all her living.
1And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to
him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!
2And Jesus answering said to him, Do you see these great buildings?
not one stone shall be left on another, that shall not be thrown down.
3And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter
and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4Tell us, when
these things shall be? and what shall be the sign when all these
things shall be fulfilled?
5And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any
man deceive you: 6For many shall come in my name, saying,
I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7And when you shall
hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled: for such things
must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom:
and there shall be earthquakes in different places and there shall be famines
and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9But
take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in
the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers
and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 10And the
gospel must first be published among all nations. 11But when they
shall lead you and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what
you shall speak, neither premeditate: but what ever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak: for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12Now the brother shall betray the brother to death and the father
the son; and children shall rise up against their parents and shall
cause them to be put to death. 13And you shall be hated of all
men for my name's sake: but he who shall endure to the end, the
same shall be saved.
14But when you shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken
of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him who reads
understand,) then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains:
15And do not let him who is on the housetop go down into the house,
neither enter it, to take any thing out of his house:
16And let not him who is in the field turn back again to take
up his garment. 17But woe to those who are with child and to those
who give suck in those days! 18And pray that your flight will
not be in the winter. 19For in those days there shall
be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God
created to this time, neither shall be. 20And except that the
Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's
sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days. 21And then
if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he
is there; do not believe him: 22For false Christs
and false prophets shall rise and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce,
if it were possible, even the elect. 23But you take heed:
behold, I have foretold you all things.
24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened and the moon shall not give her light, 25And the stars
of heaven shall fall and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory. 27And then shall he send his angels
and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost
part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
28Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet
tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: 29So
you in like manner, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that
it is near, even at the doors. 30Verily I say to you,
that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done.
31Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
away. 32But of that day and that hour no man knows, no,
not the angels who are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father
only. 33Take heed, watch and pray: for you do not know
when the time is. 34For the Son of man is as a man taking
a far journey, who left his house and gave authority to his servants and
to every man his work and commanded the porter to watch. 35Watch
therefore: for you do not know when the master of the house comes, at evening,
or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: 36Lest
coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 37And what I say to you
I say to all, Watch.
1After two days were the feasts of the passover and
unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might
take him by craft and put him to death. 2But they said,
Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
3And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat
at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of very precious
spikenard; and she broke the box and poured it on his head.
4And there were some who had indignation in themselves and said,
Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For it might have been
sold for more than three hundred pence and have been given to the poor. And
they murmured against her. 6And Jesus said, Let her alone; why
do you trouble her? she has wrought a good work on me. 7For you
have the poor with you always and whenever you will you may do them good:
but me you have not always. 8She has done what she could: she
is come beforehand to anoint my body for burying. 9Verily I say
to you, Whereever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world,
this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of
her. 10And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief
priests, to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it,
they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might
conveniently betray him.
12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the
passover, his disciples said to him, Where will you that we go and prepare
that you may eat the passover? 13And he sent out two of his disciples
and said to them, Go into the city and there you shall meet a man bearing
a pitcher of water: follow him. 14And whereever he shall go in,
say to the goodman of the house, The Master said, Where is the guest chamber,
where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15And he will
show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready
for us. 16And his disciples went out and came into the city and
found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover.
17And in the evening he came with the twelve. 18And
as they sat and ate, Jesus said, Verily I say to you, One of you who eats
with me shall betray me. 19And they began to be sorrowful and
to say to him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is
it I? 20And he answered and said to them, It is one of
the twelve, who dips with me in the dish. 21The Son of man indeed
goes, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man
is betrayed! it would be better for that man if he had never been born.
22And as they ate, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke
it and gave to them and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
23And he took the cup and when he had given thanks, he gave
it to them: and they all drank from* it. 24And he said
to them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
25Verily I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the
vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount
of Olives. 27And Jesus said to them, All you shall be offended
because of me this night: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd and
the sheep shall be scattered. 28But after I am risen, I will go
before you into Galilee. 29But Peter said to him, Although all
shall be offended, yet I will not. 30And Jesus said to
him, Verily I say to you, That this day, even in this night, before
the cock crow twice, you shall deny me three times. 31But he spoke
the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any
way. They all also said the same.
32And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he
said to his disciples, Sit here, while I shall pray. 33And he
took with him Peter and James and John and began to be sore amazed and to
be very heavy; 34And said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful
to death: wait here and watch. 35And he went forward a little
and fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might
pass from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things
are possible to you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not
what I will, but what you will. 37And he came and found them sleeping
and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? could you not watch one hour?
38Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly
is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39And again
he went away and prayed and spoke the same words. 40And when he
returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither
did they know what to answer him. 41And he came the third time
and said to them, Sleep on now and take your rest: it is enough,
the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42Rise up, let us go; lo, he who betrays me is at hand.
43And immediately, while he yet spoke, Judas, one of the twelve
came and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief
priests and the scribes and the elders. 44And he who betrayed
him had given them a token, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, that same is he;
take him and lead him away safely. 45And as soon as he
was come, he went immediately to him and said, Master, master; and kissed
him. 46And they laid their hands on him and took him.
47And one of those who stood by drew a sword and struck a servant
of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48And Jesus answered and
said to them, Are you come out, as against a thief, with swords and
with staves to take me? 49I was with you daily teaching
in the temple and you did not take me: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
50And they all forsook him and fled. 51And a certain
young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked
body; and the young men laid hold on him: 52And he left
the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
53And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were
assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
54And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the
high priest: and he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.
55And the chief priests and all the council sought for witnesses
against Jesus to put him to death; and found no one. 56For many
bare false witness against him, but their witness did not agree together.
57And there arose certain and bore false witness against him,
saying, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is
made with hands and within three days I will build another made without hands.
59But neither did their witness agree together. 60And
the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, Do you not
answer anything? what is it that these witness against you?
61But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest
asked him and said to him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting
on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven.
63Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, What need do
we have of any further witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy:
what do you think? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
65And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to buffet
him and to say to him, Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms
of their hands.
66And as Peter was beneath in the palace, one of the maids of
the high priest came: 67And when she saw Peter warming himself,
she looked at him and said and you also were with Jesus of Nazareth.
68But he denied, saying, I do not know, neither do I understand
what you say. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
69And a maid saw him again and began to say to those who stood
by, This is one of them. 70And he denied it again. And
a little after, those who stood by said again to Peter, Surely you are
one of them: for you are a Galilaean and your speech agrees to
it. 71But he began to curse and to swear, saying,
I do not know this man of whom you speak. 72And the second time
the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him,
Before the cock crow twice, you shall deny me three times. And when he thought
on it, he wept.
1And immediately in the morning the chief priests held a consultation
with the elders and scribes and the whole council and bound Jesus and carried
him away and delivered him to Pilate. 2And Pilate
asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering said to him, You
say it. 3And the chief priests accused him of many things:
but he answered nothing. 4And Pilate asked him again, saying,
Do you answer nothing? behold how many things they witness against you.
5But Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.
6Now at that feast he released to them one prisoner,
whomever they desired. 7And there was one named Barabbas,
who lay bound with those who had made insurrection with him, who
had committed murder in the insurrection. 8And the multitude crying
aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done to them.
9But Pilate answered them, saying, Will you that I release to
you the King of the Jews? 10For he knew that the chief priests
had delivered him for envy. 11But the chief priests moved the
people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 12And
Pilate answered and said again to them, What will you then that I shall do
to him whom you call the King of the Jews? 13And they
cried out again, Crucify him. 14Then Pilate said to them, Why,
what evil has he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
15And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released
Barabbas to them and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him,
to be crucified. 16And the soldiers led him away into the hall,
called Praetorium; and they called together the whole band. 17And
they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns and put it about
his head, 18And began to salute him, Hail, King of the
Jews! 19And they struck him on the head with a reed and they spit
on him and bowing their knees worshiped him. 20And when
they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him and put his own clothes
on him and led him out to crucify him. 21And they compelled one
Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of
Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22And they brought him to the place of Golgotha, which translated
is, The place of a skull. 23And they gave him wine to drink mingled
with myrrh: but he would not receive it. 24And when they
had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots for them, for what
every man should take. 25And it was the third hour and they crucified
him. 26And the superscription of his accusation was written above,
THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27And they crucified two thieves with him;
the one on his right hand and the other on his left. 28And the
scripture was fulfilled, which said and he was numbered with the transgressors.
29And those who passed by railed on him, wagging their heads and
saying, Ah, you who would destroy the temple and build it in three
days, 30Save yourself and come down from the cross.
31Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves
with the scribes, He saved others; he cannot save himself. 32Let
Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, so that we may see
and believe. And those who were crucified with him reviled him.
33And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the
whole land until the ninth hour. 34And at the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which translated
is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 35And some of those
who stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calls for Elijah.
36And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar and put
it on a reed and gave it to him to drink, saying, Let alone; let
us see whether Elijah will come to take him down. 37And Jesus
cried with a loud voice and gave up the Spirit. 38And the veil
of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. 39And
when the centurion, who stood opposite him, saw that he cried out so and
gave up the Spirit, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary
Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses and Salome;
41(Who also followed him when he was in Galilee and ministered
to him;) and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
42And now when the evening was come, because it was the preparation,
that is, the day before the sabbath, 43Joseph of Arimathaea, an
honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went
in boldly to Pilate and craved the body of Jesus. 44And Pilate
marveled if he was already dead: and calling to him the centurion,
he asked him whether he had been dead any while. 45And when he
knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
46And he bought fine linen and took him down and wrapped him in
the linen and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock and rolled
a stone to the door of the sepulcher. 47And Mary Magdalene and
Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
1And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the
mother of James and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might
come and anoint him. 2And very early in the morning the first
day of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising of the
sun. 3And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away the
stone for us from the door of the sepulcher? 4And when they looked,
they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
5And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting
on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were afraid.
6And he said to them, Do not be afraid: You seek Jesus of Nazareth,
who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they
laid him. 7But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that
he goes before you into Galilee: there you shall see him, as he said to you.
8And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher; for they
trembled and were amazed: neither did they say any thing to any man;
for they were afraid.
9Now when Jesus was risen early the first day
of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast
seven demons. 10And she went and told those who had been
with him, as they mourned and wept. 11And they, when they had
heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, did not believe.
12After that, he appeared in another form to two of them, as they
walked and went into the country. 13And they went and told
it to the residue: neither did they believe them.
14Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they sat at meat and
upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did
not believe those who had seen him after he was risen. 15And he
said to them, Go you into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He who believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he who does
not believe shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow those
who believe; In my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with
new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink
any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick
and they shall recover.
19So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up
into heaven and sat on the right hand of God. 20And they went
out and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming
the word with signs following. Amen.