Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

MATTHEW


CHAPTERS:  [1]  [2]  [3]  [4]  [5]  [6]  [7]  [8]  [9]  [10]  [11]  [12]  [13]  [14]  [15]  [16]  [17]  [18]  [19]  [20]  [21]  [22]  [23]  [24]  [25]  [26]  [27]  [28]

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Matthew 1:

1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2Abraham was the father of Isaac; and Isaac was the father of Jacob; and Jacob was the father of Judas and his brothers; 3And Judas was the father of Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares was the father of Esrom; and Esrom was the father of Aram; 4And Aram was the father of Aminadab; and Aminadab was the father of Naasson; and Naasson was the father of Salmon; 5And Salmon was the father of Booz of Rachab; and Booz was the father of Obed of Ruth; and Obed was the father of Jesse; 6And Jesse was the father of David the king; and David the king was the father of Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; 7And Solomon was the father of Roboam; and Roboam was the father of Abia; and Abia was the father of Asa; 8And Asa was the father of Josaphat; and Josaphat was the father of Joram; and Joram was the father of Ozias; 9And Ozias was the father of Joatham; and Joatham was the father of Achaz; and Achaz was the father of Ezekias; 10And Ezekias was the father of Manasses; and Manasses was the father of Amon; and Amon was the father of Josias; 11And Josias was the father of Jechonias and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias was the father of Salathiel; and Salathiel was the father of Zorobabel; 13And Zorobabel was the father of Abiud; and Abiud was the father of Eliakim; and Eliakim was the father of Azor; 14And Azor was the father of Sadoc; and Sadoc was the father of Achim; and Achim was the father of Eliud; 15And Eliud was the father of Eleazar; and Eleazar was the father of Matthan; and Matthan was the father of Jacob; 16And Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.

18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit before they came together. 19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately. 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to yourself Mary 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 he shall save his people from their sins. 22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which translated is, God with us. 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him and took to him his wife: 25But did not know her until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

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Chapter 2

1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem, 2Saying, Where is he who is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east and we are come to worship him. 3When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him. 4And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. 5And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor, who shall rule my people Israel. 7Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I may also come and worship him.

9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts; 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.

13And when they were departed, behold, the 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 be there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek to destroy the young child. 14When he arose, he 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 of the Lord by the prophet, saying, I have called my son out of Egypt.

16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked by the wise men, was very angry and sent out and killed all the children who were in Bethlehem and in all its coasts, from two years old and under according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. 17Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, 18In Rama there was a voice heard, lamentation and weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and 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, 20Saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead who sought the young child's life. 21And he arose and took the young child and his mother and came into the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus reigned in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there: but, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 23And he came and dwelled in a city called Nazareth: so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

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Chapter 3

1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leather girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region round about Jordan went out to him, 6And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

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

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized by you and you come to me? 15And Jesus answering said to him, Allow it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting on him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

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Chapter 4

1Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward he was hungry. 3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made 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 up into the holy city and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6And said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and they shall bear you up in their hands, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. 7Jesus said to him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. 8Again, the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; 9And said to him, I will give you all these things, if you will fall down and worship me. 10Then Jesus said to him, Get out of here, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and him only you shall serve. 11Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zebulon and Nephtali: 14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 15The land of Zebulon and the land of Nephtali, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; 16The people who sat in darkness saw a great light; and to them who sat in the region and shadow of death light has sprung up. 17From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

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

23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people who were taken with different diseases and torments and those who were possessed with devils and those who were lunatic and those who had the palsy; and he healed them. 25And great multitudes of people followed him from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and beyond the Jordan.

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Chapter 5

1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came to 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 those who mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6Blessed are they who 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 the children of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are you, when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

13You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savour, how shall it be salted? it is from then on good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. 14You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17Do not think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the law, until all is fulfilled. 19Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar and there remember that your brother has any thing against you; 24Leave your gift there before the altar and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift. 25Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver you to the judge and the judge deliver you to the officer and you be cast into prison. 26Verily I say to you, You shall by no means come out from there till you have paid the last penny.

27You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not commit adultery: 28But I say to you, That whoever is looking on a woman and lusting after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish and not that your whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if your right hand offend you, cut it off and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish and not that your whole body should be cast into hell. 31 It has been said, whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32But I say to you, That whoever shall put away his wife, except for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.

33Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old time, You shall not forswear yourself, but shall perform to the Lord your oaths: 34But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. 36Neither shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black. 37But let your communication be, Yes, yes; No, no: for whatever is more than these comes from evil.

38You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: 39But I say to you, That you do not resist evil: but whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if any man will sue you at the law and take away your coat, let him have your cloke also. 41And whoever shall compel you to go a mile, go with him two. 42Give to him who asks you and do not turn away him who would borrow from you.

43You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy. 44But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you; 45That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love them who love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if you salute your brothers only, what do you do more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Therefore be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.

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Chapter 6

1Take heed that you do not do your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father who is in heaven. 2Therefore when you do your alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward. 3But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does: 4So that your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret himself shall reward you openly.

5And when you pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, so that they may be seen of men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward. 6But you, when you pray, enter into your closet and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you openly. 7But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Therefore do not be like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

9Therefore pray after this manner: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed is your name. 10Your kingdom come. your will be done in earth, as in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen. 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, do not be as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, so that they may appear to men to fast. Verily I say to you, They have their reward. 17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face; 18So that you do not appear to men to fast, but to your Father who is in secret: and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.

19Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust corrupt and where thieves break through and steal: 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupts and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22The light 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 evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

25Therefore I say to you, Take no thought 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 meat and the body than raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? 28And why take thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, neither do they spin: 29And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which to day is and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, how shall we be clothed? 32(For the Gentiles seek after all these things:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 34Therefore take no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is its evil.

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Chapter 7

1Judge not, so that you are not judged. 2For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why do you behold the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye? 4Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull out the mote out of your eye; and, behold, a beam is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then you shall see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother's eye. 6Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear you.

7Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you: 8For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son asks bread, will he give him a stone? 10Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him?

12Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leads to destruction and many there are who go in there: 14Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leads to life and few there are who find it.

15Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a 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 says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? 23And then I will profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you who work iniquity. 24Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock: 25And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall: for it was founded on a rock. 26And every one that hears these sayings of mine and does not do them, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house on the sand: 27And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29For he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.

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Chapter 8

1When he had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And, behold, a leper came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean. 3And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4And Jesus said to him, See that you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him, 6And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only and my servant shall be healed. 9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go and he goes; and to another, Come and he comes; and to my servant, Do this and he does it. 10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled and said to those who followed, Verily I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done to you. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

14And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid and sick of a fever. 15And he touched her hand and the fever left her: and she arose and ministered to them. 16When evening had come, they brought many to him who were possessed with devils and he cast out the spirits with his word and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.

18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave a command to depart to the other side. 19And a certain scribe came and said to him, Master, I will follow you wherever you go. 20And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head. 21And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father. 22But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

23And when he had entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24And, behold, a great tempest arose in the sea, inasmuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25And his disciples came to him and wakened him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26And he said to 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. 27But the men marvelled, 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 Gergesenes, two possessed with devils exceedingly fierce so that no man might pass by that way were coming out of the tombs to meet him. 29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time? 30And there was a herd of many swine feeding a good way off from them. 31So the demons asked him, saying, If you cast us out, allow us to go away into the herd of swine. 32And he said to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea and perished in the waters. 33And those who kept them fled and went their way into the city and told every thing and what had happened to one of those possessed of demons. 34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they asked that he would depart out of their coasts.

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Chapter 9

1And he entered into a ship and passed over and came into his own city. 2And, behold, they brought a man sick of the palsy to him, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven. 3And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes. 4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5For what is easier to say, your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise and walk? 6But so that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then he said to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. 7And he arose and departed to his house. 8But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

9And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 10And it was as Jesus sat at meat in Matthew's house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. 11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Master eat with publicans and sinners? 12But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, Those who are whole do not need a physician, but those who are sick do. 13But go and learn what that means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice: for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

14Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast? 15And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bride chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them and then they shall fast. 16 No man puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment and the tear is made worse. 17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: or else the bottles break and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles and both are preserved.

18While he spoke these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and worshiped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand on her and she shall live. 19And Jesus arose and followed him and so did his disciples. 20And, behold, a woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him and touched the hem of his garment: 21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22But Jesus turned himself about and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. 23And when Jesus came into the ruler's house and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 24He said to them, Give us room: for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn. 25But when the people were put out, he went in and took her by the hand and the maid rose. 26And the fame of it went abroad into all that land.

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

35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, so that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

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Chapter 10

1And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 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 Bareholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying, Do not go into the way of the Gentiles and do not enter 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, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give. 9Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his food. 11And into what ever city or town you shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and abide there till you go from there. 12And when you come into a house, salute it. 13And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Verily I say to 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 out 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 the councils and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, do not take thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given to you in that same hour what you shall speak. 20For it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. 22And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved. 23But when they persecute you in this city, flee to another: for verily I say to you, You shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man has come. 24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the disciple that he is as his master and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call those of his household? 26Do not fear them therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hidden, that shall not be known. 27What I tell you in darkness, speak in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach on the housetops. 28And do not fear them who 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. 31Do not fear therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows. 32whoever therefore shall confess me before men, I also will confess him before my Father who is in heaven. 33But whoever shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. 34Do not think that I have come to send peace on earth: I did not come to send peace, but a sword. 35For I have come 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 man's foes shall be those of his own household. 37He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he who does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it. 40He who receives you receives me and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 41He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42And whoever shall give to one of these little ones only a drink of a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall in no way lose his reward.

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Chapter 11

1And it was, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. 2Now when John had heard the works of Christ in prison, he sent two of his disciples, 3And said to him, Are you he who should come, or do we look for another? 4Jesus answered and said to them, Go and show John again those things which you hear and see: 5The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6And blessed is whoever shall not be offended in me.

7And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9But what did you go out to see? A prophet? yes, I say to you and more than a prophet. 10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you. 11Verily I say to you, Among those who are born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: but he who is least 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 the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, who was to come. 15He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

16But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets and calling to their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped to you and you have not danced; we have mourned to you and you have not lamented. 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 wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children. 20Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works were done, because they did not repent: 21Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. 23And you, Capernaum, who is exalted to heaven, shall be brought down to Hades: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say to 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, because you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight. 27All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither does any man know the Father, save the Son and he to whomever the Son will reveal him. 28Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke on you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

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Chapter 12

1At that time Jesus went through the grain on the sabbath day; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, Behold, your disciples do that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath day. 3But he said to them, Have you not read what David and those who were with him did, when he was hungry,; 4How he entered into the house of God and ate the show bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have you not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath and are blameless? 6But I say to you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 7But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. 9And when he was departed from there, he went into their synagogue: 10And, behold, there was a man who had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? so that they might accuse him. 11And he said to them, What man is there among you, who shall have one sheep and if it falls into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it and lift it out? 12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13Then he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like the other.

14Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from there: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16And charged those that they should not make him known: 17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by 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 on him and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles. 19He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20A bruised reed he shall not break and smoking flax he shall not quench, until he sends forth judgment to victory. 21And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

22Then one possessed with a demon was brought to him, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both saw and spoke. 23And all the people were amazed and said, Is not this the son of David? 24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out demons, except by Beelzebub the prince of the demons. 25And Jesus knew their thoughts and said to 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 children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you. 29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30He who is not with me is against me; and he who does not gather with me scatters abroad. 31Therefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. 32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33Either make the tree good and its fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit. 34O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. 36But I say to you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account of in the day of judgment. 37For by your words you shall be justified and by your words you shall be condemned.

38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you. 39But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: 40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because 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 uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest and finds none. 44Then he said, I will return into my house where I came from; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept and garnished. 45Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it also be with this wicked generation.

46While he yet spoke to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to speak with you. 48But he answered and said to him who told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brothers? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples and said, Behold my mother and my brothers! 50For whoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother and sister and mother.

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Chapter 13

1 The same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea side. 2And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a ship and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side and the fowls came and devoured them: 5Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth: and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth: 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them: 8But other fell into good ground and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9Who has ears to hear, let him hear. 10And the disciples came and said to him, Why do you speak to them in parables? 11He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but it is not given to them. 12For whoever has, to him shall be given and he shall have more abundance: but whoever has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him. 13Therefore I speak to them in parables: because they seeing. see not; and hearing, hear not, neither do they understand. 14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, who said, By hearing you shall hear and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see and shall not perceive: 15For this people's heart is grown gross and their ears are dull of hearing and they have closed their eyes; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their heart and should be converted and I should heal them. 16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17For verily I say to you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear and have not heard them. 18Hear therefore the parable of the sower. 19When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side. 20But he who received the seed in stony places, the same is he who hears the word and anon with joy receives it; 21Yet has he no root in himself, but endures for a while: but when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22He also who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word and he becomes unfruitful. 23But he who received seed in the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it; who also bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 He put forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field: 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26But when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit, then the tares also appeared. 27So the servants of the householder came and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? where then are the tares from? 28 He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Will you then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, No; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather together the tares first and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 He put forth another parable to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: 32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. 33He spoke another parable to them; The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34All these things Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and he did not speak to them without a parable: 35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. 36Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house: and his disciples came to him, saying, Declare to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37He answered and said to them, He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and those who do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.

44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a field; which when a man has found it, he hides it and for the joy of it goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net, that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind: 48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore and sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just, 50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51Jesus said to them, Have you understood all these things? They said to him, Yes, Lord. 52Then he said to them, Therefore every scribe who is instructed to the kingdom of heaven is like to a man who is a householder, who brings out of his treasure new things and old.

53And it was when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from there. 54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, Where did this man get this wisdom and mighty works from? 55Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things from? 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country and in his own house. 58And he did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

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Chapter 14

1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2And he said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works show themselves in him. 3For Herod had laid hold on John and bound him and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4For John said to 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 Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. 7Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask. 8And she, being instructed before by her mother, said, Give me here John the Baptist's head on a charger. 9And the king was sorry: but for the oath's sake and those who sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given to her. 10And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11And his head was brought on a charger and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. 12And his disciples came and took up the body and buried it and went and told Jesus.

13When Jesus heard it, he departed from there by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard it, they followed him on foot out of the cities. 14And Jesus went out and saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion toward them and he healed their sick. 15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves supplies. 16But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; you give them to eat. 17And they said to him, We have only five loaves here and two fish. 18 He said, Bring them here to me. 19And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass and took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke and gave the loaves to his disciples and the disciples to the multitude. 20And they all ate and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21And those who had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

22And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship and to go before him to the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. 24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; do not be afraid. 28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it is you, bid me to come to you on the water. 29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30But when he saw the boisterous wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? 32And when they had come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33Then those who were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.

34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about and brought to him all that were diseased; 36And asked him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched it were made perfectly whole.

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Chapter 15

1Then scribes and Pharisees who were 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. 3But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honour your father and mother: and, He who curses father or mother, let him die the death. 5But you say, whoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me; 6And honours not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have you made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8This people draws near to me with their mouth and honours me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9But they worship me in vain, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

10And he called the multitude and said to them, Hear and understand: 11Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. 12Then his disciples came and said to him, Do you not know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. 14Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15Then Peter answered and said to him, Declare to us this parable. 16And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding? 17Do you still not understand, that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly and is cast out into the draught? 18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.

21Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and asked of him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us. 24But he answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not fit to take the children's bread and to cast it to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it done to you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

29And Jesus departed from there and came near to the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain and sat down there. 30And great multitudes came to him, having with them those who were lame, blind, dumb, maimed and many others and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: 31So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame walk and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33And his disciples said to him, From where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34And Jesus said to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven and a few little fish. 35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36And he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks and broke them and gave to his disciples and the disciples to the multitude. 37And they all ate and were filled: and they took up of the broken food that was left seven baskets full. 38And those who ate were four thousand men, beside women and children. 39And he sent the multitude away and took a ship and came into the coasts of Magdala.

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Chapter 16

1The Pharisees also came with the Sadducees and tempting him desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but you can not discern the signs of the times? 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And he left them and departed.

5And when his disciples came to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have not taken bread. 8Which when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves, because you have brought no bread? 9Do you not yet understand, 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 understand that I spoke to you not concerning bread, but that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12Then they understood how that he bade them not to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15He said to them, But whom 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 to him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I also say to you, That you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven to you: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20Then he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

21From that time on Jesus began to show to his disciples, how he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day. 22Then Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord: this shall not be to you. 23But he turned and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan: you are an offence to me: for you do not savour the things that are of God, but those that are of men.

24Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what does it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. 28Verily I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

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Chapter 17

1And after six days Jesus took Peter, James and his brother John and brought them up into a high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face shone as the sun and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 5While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him. 6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face and were sore afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise and do not be afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only. 9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen again from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11And Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly does come first and restores all things. 12But I say to you, That Elijah has come already and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they wished. Likewise shall the Son of man also suffer of them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.

14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him and saying, 15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is a lunatic and sore vexed: for often times he falls into the fire and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him here to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19Then the disciples came to Jesus apart and said, Why could we not cast him out? 20And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove from here to yonder place; and it would remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21Howbeit this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23And they shall kill him and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry.

24And when they were come to Capernaum, those who received tribute money came to Peter, and said, does your master not pay tribute? 25He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus went before him, saying, What do you think, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26Peter said to him, Of strangers. Jesus said to him, Then are the children free. 27But, lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast in a hook and take up the first fish that comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money: take that and give it to them for me and you.

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Chapter 18

1At the same time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child to him and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say to you, Except you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. 6But whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

7Woe to the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes! 8Therefore if your hand or your foot offend you, cut them off and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if your eye offend you, pluck it out and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12What do you think? if a man has a hundred sheep and one of them is gone astray, does he not leave the ninety nine and go into the mountains and seek that which is gone astray? 13And if he finds it, verily I say to you, he rejoices more for that sheep, than for the ninety nine who did not go astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

15Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he neglects to hear the church, let him be as a heathen man and a publican to you. 18Verily I say to you, What ever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing 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 Peter came to him and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? till seven times? 22Jesus said to him, I say to you not until seven times: but, until seventy times seven. 23Therefore the kingdom of heaven is likened to a certain king, who would take account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents. 25But because he had nothing 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 worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay you all. 27Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt. 28But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred pennies: and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe. 29And his fellow servant fell down at his feet and begged him, saying, Have patience with me and I will pay you all. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry and came and told to their lord all that was done. 32Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me: 33Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? 34And his lord was angry and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. 35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts do not forgive every one his brother their trespasses.

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Chapter 19

1And it was that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond the Jordan; 2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

3The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife: and they two shall be one flesh? 6Therefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder. 7They said to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorce and to put her away? 8He said to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts allowed you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you, whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication and shall marry another, commits adultery: and whoever marries her who is put away commits adultery. 10His disciples said to him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 11But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying, except those to whom it is given. 12For there are some eunuchs, who were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13Then little children were brought to him so that he might put his hands on them and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, Allow little children to come to me and forbid them not,: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15And he laid his hands on them and departed from there.

16And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17And he said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments. 18He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19Honour your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 20The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have and give to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I say to you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say to you, It 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. 25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld them and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. 27Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all and followed you; what therefore shall we have? 28And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to 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 on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

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Chapter 20

1For the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers in his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said to them; You go also into the vineyard and what ever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle and said to them, Why do you stand here all the day idle? 7They said to him, Because no man has hired us. He said to them, Go also into the vineyard; and whatever is right, you shall receive that. 8So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the labourers and give them their hire, beginning from the last to the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12 Saying, These last have worked only one hour and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13But he answered one of them and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: did you not agree with me for a penny? 14Take what is yours and go your way: I will give to this last, even as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen.

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

20Then the mother of Zebedee's children came to him with her sons, worshiping him and desiring a certain thing of him. 21And he said to her, What do you want? She said to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on your right hand and the other on the left, in your kingdom. 22But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They said to him, We are able. 23And he said to them, You shall indeed drink of my cup and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. 24And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers. 25But Jesus called them to him and said, You know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and those who are great exercise authority on them. 26But it shall not be so among you: but who ever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

29And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side cried out when they heard that Jesus passed by, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, you Son of David. 32And Jesus stood still and called them and said, What will you that I shall do to you? 33They said to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight and they followed him.

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Chapter 21

1And when they drew near to Jerusalem and were come to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2Saying to them, Go into the village opposite you and immediately you shall find an ass tied and a colt with her: loose them and bring them to me. 3And if any man says anything to you, you shall say, The Lord has need of them; and immediately he will send them. 4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your King comes to you, meek, and sitting on an ass and a colt the foal of an ass. 6And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them, 7And brought the ass and the colt and put on them their clothes and they sat him on it. 8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees and strewed them in the way. 9And the multitudes who went before and who followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10And when he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12And Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all those who sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold doves, 13And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves. 14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did and the children crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were very displeased, 16And said to him, Do you hear what these are saying? And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise? 17And he left them and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he was hungry. 19And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it and found nothing on it, but leaves only and said to it, Let no fruit grow on you from now on for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21Jesus answered and said to them, Verily I say to you, If you have faith and do not doubt, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22And all things, whatever 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 to 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 to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, Where was it from? from heaven, or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him? 26But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said to them, Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.

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

33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard and hedged it round about and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive its 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 to them likewise. 37But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40Therefore when the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husbandmen? 41They said to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous in our eyes? 43Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruits. 44And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. 46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

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Chapter 22

1And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said, 2The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son, 3And sent out his servants to call those who were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4Again, he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed and all things are ready: come to the marriage. 5But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6And the remnant took his servants and entreated them spitefully and killed them. 7But when the king heard of it, he was angry: and he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city. 8Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but those who were bidden were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the highways and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage. 10So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on a wedding garment: 12And he said to him, Friend, how did 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 take him away and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen.

15Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true and you teach the way of God in truth, neither do you care for any man: for you do not regard the person of men. 17Tell us therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 18But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, Why do you tempt me, you hypocrites? 19Show me the tribute money. And they brought to him a coin. 20And he said to them, Whose image and superscription is this? 21They said to him, Caesar's. Then he said to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's. 22When they had heard these words, they marvelled and left him and went their way.

23The same day the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection and asked him, 24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased and, having no issue, left his wife to his brother: 26Likewise the second also and the third, to the seventh. 27And last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29Jesus answered and said to 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 the angels of God in heaven. 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to 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 multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said to 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 great commandment. 39And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42Saying, What do you think of Christ? whose son is he? They said to him, The Son of David. 43He said to them, How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool? 45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day onward ask him any more questions.

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Chapter 23

1Then spoke Jesus to the multitude and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3All therefore whatever they bid you to observe, that observe and do; but do not after their works: for they say and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5But they do all their works to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7And greetings in the markets and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8But do not be called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all you are brothers. 9And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, who is in heaven. 10Neither be called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he who shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers: therefore you shall receive the greater damnation. 15Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you compass sea and land to make one proselyte and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16Woe to you, you blind guides, who say, whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever 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 sanctifies the gold? 18And, whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is guilty. 19You fools and blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift? 20whoever therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. 21And whoever shall swear by the temple, swears by it and by him who dwells in it. 22And he who shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by him who sits on it. 23Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith: these ought you to have done and not to leave the other undone. 24You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel. 25Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is inside the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitened sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but within are full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness. 28Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Therefore you are witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children of those who killed the prophets. 32Fill up then the measure of your fathers. 33You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?

34Therefore, behold, I send prophets to you and wise men and scribes: and some of them you shall kill and crucify; and some of them you shall scourge in your synagogues and persecute them from city to city: 35So that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom you killed between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say to you, All these things shall come on this generation. 37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you, 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 to you desolate. 39For I say to you, You shall not see me from this time, till you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

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Chapter 24

1And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. 2And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? verily I say to you, There shall not be left here one stone on another, that shall not be thrown down. 3And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world?

4And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man deceives you. 5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must 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 pestilences and earthquakes, in different places. 8All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10And then shall many be offended and shall betray one another and shall hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. 12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. 13But he who shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end shall come. 15When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (who ever reads, let him understand:) 16Then let those who are in Judea flee into the mountains: 17Let him who is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19And woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck in those days! 20But pray that your flight is not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; do not believe it. 24For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you before. 26Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; do not go out: or behold, he is in the secret chambers; do not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wherever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun 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 the sign of the Son of man appear in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31And he shall send 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 learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender and it puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near: 33So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36But of that day and hour no man knows, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the days that 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 did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. 41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken and the other left. 42Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord comes. 43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched and would not have allowed his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes. 45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 47Verily I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; 49And shall begin to strike his fellow servants and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he does not look for him and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him asunder and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Chapter 25

1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise and five were foolish. 3Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps have gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go rather to those who sell and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say to you, I do not know you. 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of man comes.

14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants and delivered to them his goods. 15And to one he gave five talents, to another two and to another one; to every man according to his several abilities; and immediately took his journey. 16Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with the same and made them another five talents. 17And likewise he who had received two, he also gained another two. 18But he who had received one went and dug in the earth and hid his lord's money. 19After a long time the lord of those servants came and reckoned with them. 20And so he who had received five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered to me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord. 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered to me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your lord. 24Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown and gathering where you have not strewn: 25And I was afraid and went and hid your talent in the earth: lo, there you have that which is yours. 26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful servant, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I have not strewn: 27You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers and then at my coming I should have received my own with usury. 28Take therefore the talent from him and give it to him who has ten talents. 29For to every one who has shall be given and he shall have abundance: but from him who has not shall be taken away even that which he has. 30And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

31When the Son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his 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 to 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 meat: 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 to me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry and fed you? or thirsty and gave you drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and took you in? or naked and clothed you? 39 Or when did we see you sick, or in prison and came to you? 40And the King shall answer and say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me. 41Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was hungry and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty and you gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger and you did not take me in: naked and you did not clothe me: sick and in prison and you did not visit me. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison and did not minister to you? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

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Chapter 26

1And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2You know that after two days is the feast of the passover and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. 3Then the chief priests assembled together and the scribes and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas, 4And they consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety and kill him. 5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment and she poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8But when his 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. 10When Jesus understood it, he said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work on me. 11For you always have the poor with you; but me you have not always. 12For in that she has poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 13Verily I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman has done, be told for a memorial of her.

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

17Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, Where will you that we prepare for you to eat the passover? 18And he said, Go into the city to such a man and say to him, The Master said, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples. 19And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21And as they ate he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall betray me. 22And they were exceedingly sorrowful and began every one of them to say to him, Lord, is it I? 23And he answered and said, He who dips his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it would have had been better for that man if he had not been born. 25Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said to him, You have said.

26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, All of you drink from it;* 28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say to you, I will not drink from now on of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

*Greek piete ex autou panteV (Editor)

31Then said Jesus to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet I will never be offended. 34Jesus said to him, Verily I say to you, That this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times. 35Peter said to him, Even if I would die with you, yet I will not deny you. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane and said to the disciples, Sit here, while I go and pray yonder. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38Then he said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death: wait here and watch with me. 39And he went a little further and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will. 40And he came to the disciples and found them asleep and said to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them and went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45Then he came to his disciples and said to 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. 46Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand who 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 priests and elders of the people. 48Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whom ever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49And immediately he came to Jesus and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50And Jesus said to him, Friend, why have you come? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took him. 51And, behold, one of those who was with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priest and struck off his ear. 52Then Jesus said to him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all those who take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? 55In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes, Are you come out as against a thief with swords and staves to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple and you laid no hold on me. 56But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

57And those who had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58But Peter followed him afar off to the high priest's palace and went in and sat with the servants, to see the end. 59Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 60But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. At last two false witnesses came, 61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest arose and said to him, Do you not answer anything? what is it that these witness against you? 63But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus said to him, You have said: but I say to you, After this you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy; what further need do we have of witnesses? behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. 66What do you think? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. 67Then they spit in his face and buffeted him; and others struck him with the palms of their hands, 68Saying, Prophesy to us Christ, Who is he who struck you?

69Now Peter sat outside in the palace: and a damsel came to him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee. 70But he denied before them all, saying, I do not know what you say. 71And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him and said to those who were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 72And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. 73And after a while those who stood by came to him and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you. 74Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I do not know the man. And immediately the cock crowed. 75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who said to him, Before the cock crow, you shall deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

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Chapter 27

1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2And when they had bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, regretted himself and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? you see to that. 5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed and went and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, to this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying and they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

11And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, You say it. 12And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13Then said Pilate to him, Do you not hear how many things they witness against you? 14And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor marvelled greatly. 15Now at that feast the governor was used to releasing to the people a prisoner, whomever they wanted. 16And they had a notable prisoner then, called Barabbas. 17Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom will you that I release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? 18For he knew that they had delivered him for envy. 19When he had sat down on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21The governor answered and said to them, Which of the two will you that I release to you? They said, Barabbas. 22Pilate said to them, What shall I do then with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said to him, Let him be crucified. 23And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24When Pilate saw that he could not prevail, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: you see to it. 25Then answered all the people and said, His blood be on us and on our children.

26Then he released Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. 27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall and gathered to him the whole band of soldiers. 28And they stripped him and put on him a scarlet robe. 29And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed their knees before him and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. 31And after they had mocked him, they took the robe from him and put his own clothes 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 bear his cross.

33And when they were come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he would not drink. 35And they crucified him and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them and on my vesture they cast lots. 36And sitting down they watched him there; 37And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Then there were two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand and another on the left. 39And those who passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40And saying, You who will destroy the temple and will build it in three days, save yourself. If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42He saved others; he cannot save himself. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross and we will believe him. 43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 The thieves also, who were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. 45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 47 Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calls for 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. 49The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the Spirit. 51And, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth quaked and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose, 53And came out of the graves after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54Now when the centurion and those who were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 55And many women were there beholding afar off, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him: 56Among whom was Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joses and the mother of Zebedee's children.

57When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who himself also was Jesus' disciple: 58He went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59And when Joseph had taken the body, he 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 sepulchre and departed. 61And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulchre. 62Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together to 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, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away and say to the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as you can. 66So they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.

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Chapter 28

1In the end of the sabbath, 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 the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat on it. 3His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers shook and became as dead men. 5And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not: for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified. 6He is not here: for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; you shall see him there: lo, I have told you. 8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and ran to bring his disciples word. 9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshiped him. 10Then said Jesus to them, Do not be afraid: go tell my brothers that they should go into Galilee and they shall see me there.

11Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done. 12And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of money to the soldiers, 13Saying, say, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept. 14And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and secure you. 15So they took the money and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. 19Go you therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

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