Book 40 Matthew
1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David,
the son of Abraham.
1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat
Judas and his brethren;
1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
1:4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson
1:5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
and Obed begat Jesse;
1:6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon
of her that had been the wife of Urias;
1:7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia
1:8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram
1:9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz
1:10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and
Amon begat Josias;
1:11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time
they were carried away to Babylon:
1:12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel;
and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
1:13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim
1:14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat
1:15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan
1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:17 So 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.
1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing
to make her a public example, planned to divorce her privately.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of
the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you
son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife:
for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
1:21 And she will bring forth a son, and you will call his name
JESUS: for he will save his people from their sins.
1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
1:23 Behold, a virgin will be with child, and will bring forth
a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us.
1:24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the
Lord had bidden him, and took to him his wife:
1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn
son: and he called his name JESUS.
2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days
of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the
east to Jerusalem,
2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we
have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship
2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes
of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ
should be born.
2:5 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it
is written by the prophet,
2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least
among the princes of Juda: for out of you will come a
Governor, that will rule my people Israel.
2:7 Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, enquired
of them diligently what time the star appeared.
2:8 And 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 come and worship him also.
2:9 When 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.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great
2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young
child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped
him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented
to him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return
to Herod, they departed into their own country another
2:13 And 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 you there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek
the young child to destroy him.
2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by
night, and departed into Egypt:
2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,
saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and killed all the
children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts
thereof, from two years old and under, according to the
time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping,
and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and
would not be comforted, because they are not.
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared
in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and
go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which set
out the young child's life.
2:21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the
room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither:
notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned
aside into the parts of Galilee:
2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He
will be called a Nazarene.
3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness
3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you
the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern
girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild
3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan,
3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
3:7 But 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?
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to
our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these
stones to raise up children to Abraham.
3:10 And now also the axe is laid to the root of the trees: therefore
every tree which brings not forth good fruit is cut down,
and cast into the fire.
3:11 I indeed baptize you with water to repentance: but he that
comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not
worthy to bear: he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost,
and with fire:
3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his
floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will
burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
3:13 Then comes Jesus from Galilee to Jordan to John, to be baptized
3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of
you, and come you to me?
3:15 And Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it to be so now:
for thus it becomes us to fulfil all righteousness. Then
he suffered him.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway 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 upon him:
3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.
4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to
be tempted of the devil.
4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son
of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man will not live
by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of
the mouth of God.
4:5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him
on a pinnacle of the temple,
4:6 And says to him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down:
for it is written, He will give his angels charge concerning
you: and in their hands they will bear you up, lest at
any time you dash your foot against a stone.
4:7 Jesus said to him, It is written again, You will not tempt
the Lord your God.
4:8 Again, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and shows him all the kingdoms of the age, and the glory
4:9 And says to him, All these things will I give you, if you
will fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then says Jesus to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written,
You will worship the Lord your God, and him only will
4:11 Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered
4:12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison,
he departed into Galilee;
4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which
is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
4:14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
4:15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way
of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to
them which sat in the region and shadow of death light
is sprung up.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent:
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a
net into the sea: for they were fishers.
4:19 And he says to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers
4:20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
4:21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with
Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called
4:22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and
4:23 And 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
4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought
to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases
and torments, and those which were possessed with devils,
and those which were lunatick, and those that had the
palsy; and he healed them.
4:25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee,
and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea,
and from beyond Jordan.
5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and
when he was set, his disciples came to him:
5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom
5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they will be comforted.
5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they will be filled.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they will obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called the children
5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness'
sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11 Blessed are you, when men will revile you, and persecute
you, and will say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake.
5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward
in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were
5:13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost
his savour, wherewith will it be salted? it is thenceforth
good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men.
5:14 You are the light of the age. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
but on a candlestick; and it gives light to all that are
in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
5:18 For truly I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot
or one tittle will in no wise pass from the law, till
all be fulfilled.
5:19 Whoever therefore will break one of these least commandments,
and will teach men so, he will be called the least in
the kingdom of heaven: but whoever will do and teach them,
the same will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 For I say to you, That except your righteousness exceeds
the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will
in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5:21 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You
will not kill; and whoever will kill will be in danger
of the judgment:
5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother
without a cause will be in danger of the judgment: and
whoever will say to his brother, Raca, will be in danger
of the council: but whoever will say, You fool, will be
in danger of hell fire.
5:23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there
remember that your brother has ought against you;
5:24 Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way;
first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and
offer your gift.
5:25 Agree with yours adversary quickly, whiles 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.
5:26 Truly I say to you, You will by no means come out thence,
till you have paid the uttermost farthing.
5:27 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You
will not commit adultery:
5:28 But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after
her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
5:29 And 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.
5:30 And 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.
5:31 It has been said, Whoever will put away his wife, let him
give her a writing of divorcement:
5:32 But I say to you, That whoever will put away his wife, saving
for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery:
and whoever will marry her that is divorced commits adultery.
5:33 Again, you have heard that it has been said by them of old
time, You will not forswear yourself, but will perform
to the Lord yours oaths:
5:34 But I say to you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for
it is God's throne:
5:35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem;
for it is the city of the great King.
5:36 Neither will you swear by your head, because you can not
make one hair white or black.
5:37 But let your communication be, Yes, yes; Nay, nay: for whatever
is more than these comes of evil.
5:38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth:
5:39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever will
smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
5:40 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your
coat, let him have your cloak also.
5:41 And whoever will compel you to go a mile, go with him twain.
5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow
of you turn not you away.
5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You will love your
neighbour, and hate yours enemy.
5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which 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.
5:46 For if you love them which love you, what reward have you?
do not even the publicans the same?
5:47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.
6:1 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen
of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which
is in heaven.
6:2 Therefore when you do yours alms, do not sound a trumpet before
you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Truly I say
to you, They have their reward.
6:3 But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your
right hand does:
6:4 That yours alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees
in secret himself will reward you openly.
6:5 And when you pray, you will not be as the hypocrites are:
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
Truly I say to you, They have their reward.
6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you
have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret;
and your Father which sees in secret will reward you openly.
6:7 But when you pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
do: for they think that they will be heard for their much
6:8 Be not you therefore like to them: for your Father knows what
things you have need of, before you ask him.
6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are
in heaven, Hallowed be your name.
6:10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in
6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever. Amen.
6:14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
6:15 But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
your Father forgive your trespasses.
6:16 Moreover when you fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they
may appear to men to fast. Truly I say to you, They have
6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint yours head, and wash your
6:18 That you appear not to men to fast, but to your Father which
is in secret: and your Father, which sees in secret, will
reward you openly.
6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth
and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through
6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore yours eye
be single, your whole body will be full of light.
6:23 But if yours eye be evil, your whole body will be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in you be darkness,
how great is that darkness!
6:24 No 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.
6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what
you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your
body, what you will put on. Is not the life more than
meat, and the body than raiment?
6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father
feeds them. Are you not much better than they?
6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature?
6:28 And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies
of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do
6:29 And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
6:30 Therefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which
to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, will he
not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What will we eat? or,
What will we drink? or, Wherewithal will we be clothed?
6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these
6:33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things will be added to you.
6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
will take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient
to the day is the evil thereof.
7:1 Judge not, that you be not judged.
7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged: and
with what measure you mete, it will be measured to you
7:3 And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye,
but consider not the beam that is in yours own eye?
7:4 Or how will you say to your brother, Let me pull out the mote
out of yours eye; and, behold, a beam is in yours own
7:5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of yours own eye;
and then will you see clearly to cast out the mote out
of your brother's eye.
7:6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under
their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7:7 Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock,
and it will be opened to you:
7:8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds;
and to him that knocks it will be opened.
7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will
he give him a stone?
7:10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do
to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and
7:13 Enter you in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and
easy is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there
be which go that way:
7:14 Because narrow is the gate, and hard is the way, which leads
to life, and few there be that find it.
7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7:16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes
of thorns, or figs of thistles?
7:17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt
tree brings forth evil fruit.
7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
7:19 Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down,
and cast into the fire.
7:20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
7:21 Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my
Father which is in heaven.
7:22 Many 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?
7:23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart
from me, you that practice lawlessness.
7:24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them,
I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it
was founded upon a rock.
7:26 And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does
them not, will be likened to a foolish man, which built
his house upon the sand:
7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great
was the fall of it.
7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings,
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
8:1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes
8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will;
be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
8:4 And Jesus says to him, See 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.
8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came to him
a centurion, beseeching him,
8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lies at home sick of the palsy,
8:7 And Jesus says to him, I will come and heal him.
8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that
you should come under my roof: but speak the word only,
and my servant will be healed.
8:9 For 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
8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that
followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found so great
faith, no, not in Israel.
8:11 And I say to you, That many will come from the east and west,
and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
in the kingdom of heaven.
8:12 But the children of the kingdom will be cast out into outer
darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
8:13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you
have believed, so be it done to you. And his servant was
healed in the selfsame hour.
8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.
8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she
arose, and ministered to them.
8:16 When the even was come, they brought to him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with
his word, and healed all that were sick:
8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare
8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment
to depart to the other side.
8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Master, I will
follow you wherever you go.
8:20 And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where
to lay his head.
8:21 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
8:22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their
8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch
that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord,
save us: we perish.
8:26 And he says 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.
8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!
8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of
the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils,
coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no
man might pass by that way.
8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
you, Jesus, you Son of God? are you come here to torment
us before the time?
8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer
us to go away into the herd of swine.
8:32 And 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.
8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the
possessed of the devils.
8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when
they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out
of their coasts.
9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into
his own city.
9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy,
lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the
sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be
9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This man blasphemes.
9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Therefore think you
evil in your hearts?
9:5 For whether is easier, to say, Your sins be forgiven you;
or to say, Arise, and walk?
9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth
to forgive sins, (then says he to the sick of the palsy,)
Arise, take up your bed, and go to yours house.
9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified
God, which had given such power to men.
9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he says
to him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold,
many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him
and his disciples.
9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples,
Why eats your Master with publicans and sinners?
9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.
9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we
and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast
9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridechamber
mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the
days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from
them, and then will they fast.
9:16 No man puts a piece of new cloth to an old garment, for that
which is put in to fill it up took from the garment, and
the rent is made worse.
9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: 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.
9:18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter
is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her,
and she will live.
9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
9:20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem
of his garment:
9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment,
I will be whole.
9:22 But Jesus turned him 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.
9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels
and the people making a noise,
9:24 He said to them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but
sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.
9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took
her by the hand, and the maid arose.
9:26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
9:27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.
9:28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to
him: and Jesus says to them, Believe you that I am able
to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord.
9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith
be it to you.
9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them,
saying, See that no man know it.
9:31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame
in all that country.
9:32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man
possessed with a devil.
9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spoke: and the
multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in
9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince
of the devils.
9:35 And 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
9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad,
as sheep having no shepherd.
9:37 Then says he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;
9:38 Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will
send forth labourers into his harvest.
10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave
them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out,
and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
10:2 Now 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;
10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican;
James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed
10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,
Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city
of the Samaritans enter you not:
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: freely you have received, freely give.
10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes,
nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
10:11 And into whatever city or town you will enter, enquire who
in it is worthy; and there abide till you go thence.
10:12 And when you come into an house, salute it.
10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it:
but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
10:14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when
you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust
of your feet.
10:15 Truly I say to you, It will be more tolerable for the land
of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for
10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils,
and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
10:18 And you will be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what
you will speak: for it will be given you in that same
hour what you will speak.
10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaks in you.
10:21 And the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and
the father the child: and the children will rise up against
their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
10:22 And you will be hated of all men for my name's sake: but
he that endures to the end will be saved.
10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into
another: for truly I say to you, You will not have gone
over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above
10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master,
and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master
of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call them
of his household?
10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that
will not be revealed; and hid, that will not be known.
10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and
what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.
10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able
to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to
destroy both soul and body in hell.
10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
will not fall on the ground without your Father.
10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
10:31 Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many
10:32 Whoever therefore will confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
10:33 But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.
10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came
not to send peace, but a sword.
10:35 For I am 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.
10:36 And a man's foes will be they of his own household.
10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy
of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me
is not worthy of me.
10:38 And he that took not his cross, and follows after me, is
not worthy of me.
10:39 He that finds his life will lose it: and he that loses his
life for my sake will find it.
10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me
receives him that sent me.
10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will
receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous
man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous
10:42 And whoever will give to drink to one of these little ones
a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly
I say to you, he will in no wise lose his reward.
11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding
his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and
to preach in their cities.
11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ,
he sent two of his disciples,
11:3 And said to him, Are you he that should come, or do we look
11:4 Jesus answered and said to them, Go and show John again those
things which you do hear and see:
11:5 The 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.
11:6 And blessed is he, whoever will not be offended in me.
11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes
concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness
to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
11:8 But what went you out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
11:9 But what went you out for to see? A prophet? yes, I say to
you, and more than a prophet.
11:10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my
messenger before your face, which will prepare your way
11:11 Truly I say to you, Among them that are born of women there
has not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding
he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than
11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom
of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by
11:13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11:14 And if you will receive it, this is Elias, which was for
11:15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
11:16 But whereunto will I liken this generation? It is like to
children sitting in the markets, and calling to their
11:17 And saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced;
we have mourned to you, and you have not lamented.
11:18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say,
He has a devil.
11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold
a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans
and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
11:20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his
mighty works were done, because they repented not:
11:21 Woe 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
11:22 But I say to you, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
11:23 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, will be
brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have
been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have
remained until this day.
11:24 But I say to you, That it will be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes.
11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man
knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will
11:28 Come to me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and you will find rest to your souls.
11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn;
and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the
ears of corn and to eat.
12:2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, Behold,
your disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon
the sabbath day.
12:3 But he said to them, Have you not read what David did, when
he was hungry, and they that were with him;
12:4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread,
which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them
which were with him, but only for the priests?
12:5 Or have you not read in the law, how that on the sabbath
days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and
12:6 But I say to you, That in this place is one greater than
12:7 But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.
12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
12:9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.
And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the
sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
12:11 And he said to them, What man will there be among you, that
will have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the
sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
12:12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it
is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
12:13 Then says he to the man, Stretch forth yours hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as
12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against
him, how they might destroy him.
12:15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence:
and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them
12:16 And charged them that they should not make him known:
12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom
my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him,
and he will show judgment to the Gentiles.
12:19 He will not strive, nor cry; neither will any man hear his
voice in the streets.
12:20 A bruised reed will he not break, and smoking flax will
he not quench, till he send forth judgment to victory.
12:21 And in his name will the Gentiles trust.
12:22 Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, blind,
and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and
dumb both spoke and saw.
12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the
son of David?
12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow
does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince
of the devils.
12:25 And 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 will not stand:
12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself;
how will then his kingdom stand?
12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children
cast them out? therefore they will be your judges.
12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the
kingdom of God is come to you.
12:29 Or 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.
12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers
not with me scatters abroad.
12:31 Therefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy
will be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the
Holy Ghost will not be forgiven to men.
12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it will
be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Ghost,
it will not be forgiven him, neither in this age, neither
in the age to come.
12:33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make
the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree
is known by his fruit.
12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good
things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth
12:35 A 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.
12:36 But I say to you, That every idle word that men will speak,
they will give account thereof in the day of judgment.
12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words
you will be condemned.
12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered,
saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.
12:39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeks after a sign; and there will no sign
be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's
belly; so will the Son of man be three days and three
nights in the heart of the earth.
12:41 The men of Nineveh will rise in judgment with this generation,
and will condemn it: because they repented at the preaching
of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
12:42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with
this generation, and will 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.
12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through
dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
12:44 Then he says, I will return into my house from where I came
out; and when he is come, he finds it empty, swept, and
12:45 Then goes he, and took 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 will it be also to this wicked generation.
12:46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and
his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
12:47 Then one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brethren
stand without, desiring to speak with you.
12:48 But he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren?
12:49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and
said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
12:50 For whoever will do the will of my Father which is in heaven,
the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the
13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that
he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude
stood on the shore.
13:3 And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying, Behold,
a sower went forth to sow;
13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the
fowls came and devoured them up:
13:5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth:
and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness
13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because
they had no root, they withered away.
13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and
13:8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit,
some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
13:9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
13:10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speak you to
them in parables?
13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to
them it is not given.
13:12 For whoever has, to him will be given, and he will have
more abundance: but whoever has not, from him will be
taken away even that he has.
13:13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing
see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which says,
By hearing you will hear, and will not understand; and
seeing you will see, and will not perceive:
13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are
dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; 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.
13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears,
for they hear.
13:17 For truly 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.
13:18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.
13:19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands
it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that
which was sown in his heart. This is he which received
seed by the way side.
13:20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same
is he that hears the word, and anon with joy receives
13:21 Yet has he not root in himself, but lasts for a while: for
when tribulation or persecution arises because of the
word, by and by he is offended.
13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears
the word; and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness
of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that
hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit,
and brings forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some
13:24 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in
13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
the wheat, and went his way.
13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
then appeared the tares also.
13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said to him,
Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from where
then has it tares?
13:28 He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said
to him, Will you then that we go and gather them up?
13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you
root up also the wheat with them.
13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time
of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together
first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them:
but gather the wheat into my barn.
13:31 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom
of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a
man took, and sowed in his field:
13:32 Which 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 the branches
13:33 Another parable spoke he to them; The kingdom of heaven
is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables;
and without a parable spoke he not to them:
13:35 That 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 age.
13:36 Then 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.
13:37 He answered and said to them, He that sows the good seed
is the Son of man;
13:38 The field is the age; the good seed are the children of
the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked
13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the
end of the age; and the reapers are the angels.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire;
so will it be in the end of this age.
13:41 The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and
them which do iniquity;
13:42 And will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom
of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in
a field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and
for joy thereof goes and sells all that he has, and buys
13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a merchant man,
seeking goodly pearls:
13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and
sold all that he had, and bought it.
13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net, that was
cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down,
and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
13:49 So will it be at the end of the age: the angels will come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And will cast them into the furnace of fire: there will
be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:51 Jesus says to them, Have you understood all these things?
They say to him, Yes, Lord.
13:52 Then said he to them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed
to the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder,
which brings forth out of his treasure things new and
13:53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
parables, he departed thence.
13:54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them
in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished,
and said, Where has this man this wisdom, and these mighty
13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called
Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and
13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Where then has
this man all these things?
13:57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said to them, A
prophet is not without honour, save in his own country,
and in his own house.
13:58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their
14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
14:2 And said to his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is
risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show
forth themselves in him.
14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him
in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
14:4 For John said to him, It is not lawful for you to have her.
14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude,
because they counted him as a prophet.
14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias
danced before them, and pleased Herod.
14:7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she
14:8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give
me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
14:9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake,
and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to
be given her.
14:10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
14:11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the
damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
14:12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried
it, and went and told Jesus.
14:13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into
a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof,
they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was
moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their
14:15 And 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 victuals.
14:16 But Jesus said to them, They need not depart; give you them
14:17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two
14:18 He said, Bring them here to me.
14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass,
and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking
up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves
to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
14:20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up
of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
14:21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside
women and children.
14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into
a ship, and to go before him to the other side, while
he sent the multitudes away.
14:23 And 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.
14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with
waves: for the wind was contrary.
14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them,
walking on the sea.
14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they
were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried
out for fear.
14:27 But straightway Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good
cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be you, bid
me come to you on the water.
14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the
ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught
him, and said to him, O you of little faith, therefore
did you doubt?
14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him,
saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.
14:34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of
14:35 And 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;
14:36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his
garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem,
15:2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
15:3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress
the commandment of God by your tradition?
15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour your father and mother:
and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the
15:5 But you say, Whoever will say to his father or his mother,
It is a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me;
15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, he will be free.
Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect
by your tradition.
15:7 You hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
15:8 This people draws nigh to me with their mouth, and honours
me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
15:10 And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and
15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that
which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
15:12 Then came his disciples, and said to him, Know you that
the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly
Father has not planted, will be rooted up.
15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And
if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.
15:15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this
15:16 And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?
15:17 Do not you yet understand, that whatever enters in at the
mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth
from the heart; and they defile the man.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with
unwashen hands defiles not a man.
15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of
Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And, 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.
15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after
15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.
15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's
bread, and to cast it to dogs.
15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your
faith: be it to you even as you will. And her daughter
was made whole from that very hour.
15:29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh to the sea
of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down
15:30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them those
that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others,
and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the
dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk,
and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
15:32 Then 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.
15:33 And his disciples say to him, Where should we have so much
bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
15:34 And Jesus says to them, How many loaves have you? And they
said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks,
and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples
to the multitude.
15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up
of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women
15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came
into the coasts of Magdala.
16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting
desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven.
16:2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say,
It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
16:3 And 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 can you not discern the signs
of the times?
16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and
there will no sign be given to it, but the sign of the
prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
16:5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they
had forgotten to take bread.
16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
16:7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because
we have taken no bread.
16:8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O you of little
faith, why reason you among yourselves, because you have
brought no bread?
16:9 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves
of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
16:10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many
baskets you took up?
16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I spoke it not
to you concerning bread, that you should beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
16:12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of
the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees
and of the Sadducees.
16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the
Son of man am?
16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
16:15 He says to them, But whom say you that I am?
16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the
Son of the living God.
16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon
Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you,
but my Father which is in heaven.
16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and upon this
rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell will
not prevail against it.
16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatever you will bind on earth will be bound in heaven:
and whatever you will loose on earth will be loosed in
16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man
that he was Jesus the Christ.
16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples,
how that 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.
16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be
it far from you, Lord: this will not be to you.
16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan:
you are an offence to me: for you savour not the things
that be of God, but those that be of men.
16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
16:25 For whoever will save his life will lose it: and whoever
will lose his life for my sake will find it.
16:26 For what is a man profited, if he will gain the whole age,
and lose his own soul? or what will a man give in exchange
for his soul?
16:27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he will reward every man according
to his works.
16:28 Truly I say to you, There be some standing here, which will
not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming
in his kingdom.
17:1 And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his
brother, and brings them up into an high mountain apart,
17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine
as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
17:3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking
17:4 Then answered Peter, 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
17:5 While 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
17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face,
and were sore afraid.
17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be
17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man,
save Jesus only.
17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man
be risen again from the dead.
17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes
that Elias must first come?
17:11 And Jesus answered and said to them, Elias truly will first
come, and restore all things.
17:12 But I say to you, That Elias is come already, and they knew
him not, but have done to him whatever they listed. Likewise
will also the Son of man suffer of them.
17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John
17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to
him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore
vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and often into
17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not
17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation,
how long will I be with you? how long will I suffer you?
bring him here to me.
17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him:
and the child was cured from that very hour.
17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could
not we cast him out?
17:20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly
I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, you will say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder
place; and it will remove; and nothing will be impossible
17:21 Howbeit this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting.
17:22 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The
Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men:
17:23 And they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised
again. And they were exceeding sorry.
17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received
tribute money came to Peter, and said, Does not your master
17:25 He says, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What think you, Simon? of whom
do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their
own children, or of strangers?
17:26 Peter says to him, Of strangers. Jesus says to him, Then
are the children free.
17:27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the
sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first
comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you will
find a piece of money: that take, and give to them for
me and you.
18:1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
18:2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the
midst of them,
18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Except you be converted, and
become as little children, you will not enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
18:4 Whoever therefore will humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 And whoever will receive one such little child in my name
18:6 But whoever will offend one of these little ones which believe
in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth
of the sea.
18:7 Woe to the age because of offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence
18:8 Therefore 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.
18:9 And if yours 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
18:10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones;
for I say to you, That in heaven their angels do always
behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
18:12 How think you? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of
them be gone astray, does he not leave the ninety and
nine, and goes into the mountains, and seeks that which
is gone astray?
18:13 And if so be that he find it, truly I say to you, he rejoices
more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which
went not astray.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
18:15 Moreover if your brother will trespass against you, go and
tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he will
hear you, you have gained your brother.
18:16 But 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.
18:17 And if he will neglect to hear them, tell it to the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be to you
as an heathen man and a publican.
18:18 Truly I say to you, Whatever you will bind on earth will
be bound in heaven: and whatever you will loose on earth
will be loosed in heaven.
18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you will agree on earth
as touching any thing that they will ask, it will be done
for them of my Father which is in heaven.
18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.
18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how often will my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven
18:22 Jesus says to him, I say not to you, Until seven times:
but, Until seventy times seven.
18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain
king, which would take account of his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him,
which owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him
to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he
had, and payment to be made.
18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,
and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants,
which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on
him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you
18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought
him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was
18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said to him,
O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because
you desiredst me:
18:33 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellowservant,
even as I had pity on you?
18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due to him.
18:35 So likewise will my heavenly Father do also to you, if you
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings,
he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of
Judaea beyond Jordan;
19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying
to him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for
19:4 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that
he which made them at the beginning made them male and
19:5 And said, For this cause will a man leave father and mother,
and will cleave to his wife: and they twain will be one
19:6 Therefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
19:7 They say to him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing
of divorcement, and to put her away?
19:8 He says to them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts
suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning
it was not so.
19:9 And I say to you, Whoever will put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and will marry another, commits
adultery: and whoever marries her which is put away does
19:10 His disciples say to him, If the case of the man be so with
his wife, it is not good to marry.
19:11 But he said to them, All men cannot receive this saying,
save they to whom it is given.
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their
mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were
made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have
made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.
He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
19:13 Then were there brought to him little children, that he
should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples
19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them
not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Good Master, what
good thing will I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said to him, Why call you me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into
life, keep the commandments.
19:18 He says to him, Which? Jesus said, You will do no murder,
You will not commit adultery, You will not steal, You
will not bear false witness,
19:19 Honour your father and your mother: and, You will love your
neighbour as yourself.
19:20 The young man says to him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
19:21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that
you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
19:22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful:
for he had great possessions.
19:23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That
a rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 And 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.
19:25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
19:27 Then answered Peter and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken
all, and followed you; what will we have therefore?
19:28 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That you which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of
man will sit in the throne of his glory, you also will
sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of
19:29 And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or
lands, for my name's sake, will receive an hundredfold,
and will inherit everlasting life.
19:30 But many that are first will be last; and the last will
20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like to a man that is an householder,
which went out early in the morning to hire labourers
into his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day,
he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing
idle in the marketplace,
20:4 And said to them; Go you also into the vineyard, and whatever
is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did
20:6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others
standing idle, and says to them, Why stand you here all
the day idle?
20:7 They say to him, Because no man has hired us. He says to
them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatever is right,
that will you receive.
20:8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard says to his
steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last to the first.
20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,
they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should
have received more; and they likewise received every man
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the
goodman of the house,
20:12 Saying, These last have done but one hour, and you have
made them equal to us, which have borne the burden and
heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you
no wrong: did not you agree with me for a penny?
20:14 Take that yours is, and go your way: I will give to this
last, even as to you.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?
Is yours eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So the last will be first, and the first last: for many
be called, but few chosen.
20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples
apart in the way, and said to them,
20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be
betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes, and
they will condemn him to death,
20:19 And will deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge,
and to crucify him: and the third day he will rise again.
20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her
sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of
20:21 And he said to her, What will you? She says 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.
20:22 But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask.
Are you able to drink of the cup that I will drink of,
and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized
with? They say to him, We are able.
20:23 And he says to them, You will drink indeed 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 will be given to them for whom it is prepared
of my Father.
20:24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation
against the two brethren.
20:25 But Jesus called them to him, and said, You know that the
princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and
they that are great exercise authority upon them.
20:26 But it will not be so among you: but whoever will be great
among you, let him be your minister;
20:27 And whoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but
to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed
20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when
they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have
mercy on us, O Lord, you son of David.
20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold
their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy
on us, O Lord, you son of David.
20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will
you that I will do to you?
20:33 They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
20:34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes:
and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed
21:1 And when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage,
to the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
21:2 Saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway you will find an ass tied, and a colt with
her: loose them, and bring them to me.
21:3 And if any man say ought to you, you will say, The Lord has
need of them; and straightway he will send them.
21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying,
21:5 Tell you the daughter of Sion, Behold, your King comes to
you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal
of an ass.
21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their
clothes, and they set him thereon.
21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way;
others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them
in the way.
21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried,
saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that
comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?
21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth
21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all
them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew
the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them
that sold doves,
21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house will be called
the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.
21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and
he healed them.
21:15 And 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 sore
21:16 And said to him, Hear you what these say? And Jesus says
to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings you have perfected praise?
21:17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany;
and he lodged there.
21:18 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and
found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said to it,
Let no fruit grow on you henceforward for ever. And presently
the fig tree withered away.
21:20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How
soon is the fig tree withered away!
21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If
you have faith, and doubt not, you will not only do this
which is done to the fig tree, but also if you will say
to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into
the sea; it will be done.
21:22 And all things, whatever you will ask in prayer, believing,
you will receive.
21:23 And 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 these things? and who
gave you this authority?
21:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you
one thing, which if you tell me, I in like wise will tell
you by what authority I do these things.
21:25 The baptism of John, where was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we will
say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why did you not then
21:26 But if we will say, Of men; we fear the people; for all
hold John as a prophet.
21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he
said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do
21:28 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came
to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented,
21:30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered
and said, I go, sir: and went not.
21:31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say
to him, The first. Jesus says to them, Truly I say to
you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom
of God before you.
21:32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you
believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed
him: and you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward,
that you might believe him.
21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged
a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far country:
21:34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants
to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits
21:35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and
killed another, and stoned another.
21:36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they
did to them likewise.
21:37 But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.
21:38 But 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.
21:39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and
21:40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard comes, what will
he do to those husbandmen?
21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked
men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen,
which will render him the fruits in their seasons.
21:42 Jesus says to them, Did 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?
21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God will be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
21:44 And whoever will fall on this stone will be broken: but
on whomsoever it will fall, it will grind him to powder.
21:45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables,
they perceived that he spoke of them.
21:46 But when they set out to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and
22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made
a marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden
to the wedding: and they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which
are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen
and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready:
come to the marriage.
22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully,
and killed them.
22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent
forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned
up their city.
22:8 Then says he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they
which were bidden were not worthy.
22:9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you will
find, bid to the marriage.
22:10 So 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.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there
a man which had not on a wedding garment:
22:12 And he says to him, Friend, how came you in here not having
a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there
will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
22:15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might
entangle him in his talk.
22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians,
saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teach the
way of God in truth, neither care you for any man: for
you regard not the person of men.
22:17 Tell us therefore, What think you? Is it lawful to give
tribute to Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt
you me, you hypocrites?
22:19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought to him a penny.
22:20 And he says to them, Whose is this image and superscription?
22:21 They say to him, Caesar's. Then says he to them, Render
therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and
to God the things that are God's.
22:22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left
him, and went their way.
22:23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there
is no resurrection, and asked him,
22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children,
his brother will marry his wife, and raise up seed to
22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when
he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue,
left his wife to his brother:
22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife will she be of
the seven? for they all had her.
22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing
the scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not
read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
22:32 I 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.
22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished
at his doctrine.
22:34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees
to silence, they were gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said to him, You will love the Lord your God with
all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like to it, You will love your neighbour
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked
22:42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They
say to him, The son of David.
22:43 He says to them, How then does David in spirit call him
22:44 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, till
I make yours enemies your footstool?
22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst
any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
23:1 Then spoke Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
23:2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
23:3 All therefore whatever they bid you observe, that observe
and do; but do not you after their works: for they say,
and do not.
23:4 For 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.
23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make
broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their
23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats
in the synagogues,
23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi,
23:8 But be not you called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even
Christ; and all you are brethren.
23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your
Father, which is in heaven.
23:10 Neither be you called masters: for one is your Master, even
23:11 But he that is greatest among you will be your servant.
23:12 And whoever will exalt himself will be abased; and he that
will humble himself will be exalted.
23:13 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you
shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for you neither
go in yourselves, neither suffer you them that are entering
to go in.
23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour
widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore
you will receive the greater damnation.
23:15 Woe 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.
23:16 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever will swear
by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever will swear by
the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
23:17 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or
the temple that sanctifies the gold?
23:18 And, Whoever will swear by the altar, it is nothing; but
whoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
23:19 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or
the altar that sanctifies the gift?
23:20 Whoever therefore will swear by the altar, swears by it,
and by all things thereon.
23:21 And whoever will swear by the temple, swears by it, and
by him that dwells therein.
23:22 And he that will swear by heaven, swears by the throne of
God, and by him that sits thereon.
23:23 Woe 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
23:24 You blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a
23:25 Woe 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.
23:26 You blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the
cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean
23:27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are
like to whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and
of all uncleanness.
23:28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but
within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
23:29 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you
build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres
of the righteous,
23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
23:31 Therefore you be witnesses to yourselves, that you are the
children of them which killed the prophets.
23:32 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers.
23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape
the damnation of hell?
23:34 Therefore, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men,
and scribes: and some of them you will kill and crucify;
and some of them will you scourge in your synagogues,
and persecute them from city to city:
23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon
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.
23:36 Truly I say to you, All these things will come upon this
23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and
stone them which 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!
23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
23:39 For I say to you, You will not see me henceforth, till you
will say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the
24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
disciples came to him for to show him the buildings of
24:2 And Jesus said to them, See you not all these things? truly
I say to you, There will not be left here one stone upon
another, that will not be thrown down.
24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came
to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things
be? and what will be the sign of your coming, and of the
end of the age?
24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them, Take heed that no man
24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and will
24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that you
be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass,
but the end is not yet.
24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there will be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in various places.
24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
24:9 Then will they deliver you up to be afflicted, and will kill
you: and you will be hated of all nations for my name's
24:10 And then will many be offended, and will betray one another,
and will hate one another.
24:11 And many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many.
24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will
24:13 But he that will endure to the end, the same will be saved.
24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the
age for a witness to all nations; and then will the end
24:15 When you therefore will see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,
(whoso reads, let him understand:)
24:16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any
thing out of his house:
24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
24:19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
24:20 But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither
on the sabbath day:
24:21 For then will be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the age to this time, no, nor ever will
24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should
no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days
will be shortened.
24:23 Then if any man will say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not.
24:24 For there will arise false Christs, and false prophets,
and will show great signs and wonders; insomuch that,
if it were possible, they will deceive the very elect.
24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
24:26 Therefore if they will say to you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not.
24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even
to the west; so will also the coming of the Son of man
24:28 For wherever the corpse is, there will the eagles be gathered
24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days will the
sun be darkened, and the moon will not give her light,
and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of
the heavens will be shaken:
24:30 And then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then will all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they
will see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven
with power and great glory.
24:31 And he will send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they will gather together his elect from the four
winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is
yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer
24:33 So likewise you, when you will see all these things, know
that it is near, even at the doors.
24:34 Truly I say to you, This generation will not pass, until
all these things be fulfilled.
24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass
24:36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels
of heaven, but my Father only.
24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so will also the coming of
the Son of man be.
24:38 For 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,
24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away;
so will also the coming of the Son of man be.
24:40 Then will two be in the field; the one will be taken, and
the other left.
24:41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; the one will be
taken, and the other left.
24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does
24:43 But 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 suffered his house to be broken up.
24:44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you
think not the Son of man comes.
24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has
made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due
24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes will
find so doing.
24:47 Truly I say to you, That he will make him ruler over all
24:48 But and if that evil servant will say in his heart, My lord
delays his coming;
24:49 And will begin to beat his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
24:50 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks
not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
24:51 And will cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with
the hypocrites: there will be weeping and gnashing of
25:1 Then will the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom
comes; go you out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not
enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that
sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they
that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and
the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you
25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man comes.
25:14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a
far country, who called his own servants, and delivered
to them his goods.
25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey.
25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other
25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth,
and hid his lord's money.
25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants comes, and
reckons with them.
25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, you deliveredst to me
five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents
25:21 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
25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord,
you deliveredst to me two talents: behold, I have gained
two other talents beside them.
25:23 His 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
25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
Lord, I knew you that you are an hard man, reaping where
you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strawed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth:
lo, there you have that is yours.
25:26 His lord answered and said to him, You wicked and slothful
servant, you knew that I reap where I sowed not, and gather
where I have not strawed:
25:27 You ought therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,
and then at my coming I should have received mine own
25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him which
has ten talents.
25:29 For to every one that has will be given, and he will have
abundance: but from him that has not will be taken away
even that which he has.
25:30 And cast you the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
25:31 When the Son of man will come in his glory, and all the
holy angels with him, then will he sit upon the throne
of his glory:
25:32 And before him will be gathered all nations: and he will
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides
his sheep from the goats:
25:33 And he will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left.
25:34 Then will 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 age:
25:35 For 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:
25:36 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me:
I was in prison, and you came to me.
25:37 Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
we you hungry, and fed you? or thirsty, and gave you drink?
25:38 When saw we you a stranger, and took you in? or naked, and
25:39 Or when saw we you sick, or in prison, and came to you?
25:40 And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to
you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least
of these my brethren, you have done it to me.
25:41 Then will he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from
me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the
devil and his angels:
25:42 For I was hungry, and you gave me no meat: I was thirsty,
and you gave me no drink:
25:43 I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you
clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and you visited me
25:44 Then will they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
or in prison, and did not minister to you?
25:45 Then will he answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch
as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did
it not to me.
25:46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.
26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings,
he said to his disciples,
26:2 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover,
and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes,
and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high
priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar
among the people.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the
26:7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very
precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat
26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
To what purpose is this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given
to the poor.
26:10 When Jesus understood it, he said to them, Why trouble you
the woman? for she has done a good work upon me.
26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not
26:12 For in that she has poured this ointment on my body, she
did it for my burial.
26:13 Truly I say to you, Wheresoever this gospel will be preached
in the whole age, there will also this, that this woman
has done, be told for a memorial of her.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the
26:15 And said to them, What will you give me, and I will deliver
him to you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces
26:16 And from that time he set out opportunity to betray him.
26:17 Now 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?
26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say to
him, The Master says, My time is at hand; I will keep
the passover at your house with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they
made ready the passover.
26:20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
26:21 And as they did eat, he said, Truly I say to you, that one
of you will betray me.
26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of
them to say to him, Lord, is it I?
26:23 And he answered and said, He that dips his hand with me
in the dish, the same will betray me.
26:24 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 had been
good for that man if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master,
is it I? He said to him, You have said.
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it,
and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said,
Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
saying, Drink you all of it;
26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed
for many for the remission of sins.
26:29 But I say to you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit
of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you
in my Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
26:31 Then says Jesus to them, All you will be offended because
of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the
shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men will be offended
because of you, yet will I never be offended.
26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this night,
before the cock crow, you will deny me thrice.
26:35 Peter said to him, Though I should die with you, yet will
I not deny you. Likewise also said all the disciples.
26:36 Then comes Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane,
and says to the disciples, Sit you here, while I go and
26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,
and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
26:38 Then says he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
to death: tarry you here, and watch with me.
26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and
prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this
cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you
26:40 And he comes to the disciples, and finds them asleep, and
says to Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
26:42 He 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.
26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes
26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third
time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then comes he to his disciples, and says 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.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that does betray
26:47 And 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.
26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I will kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master;
and kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, therefore are you come? Then
came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched
out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant
of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
26:52 Then said Jesus to him, Put up again your sword into his
place: for all they that take the sword will perish with
26:53 Think you that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will
presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 But how then will the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus
it must be?
26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are you
come out as against a thief with swords and staves for
to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple,
and you laid no hold on me.
26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him,
26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
26:58 But Peter followed him afar off to the high priest's palace,
and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council,
set out false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
26:60 But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple
of God, and to build it in three days.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said to him, Answer you nothing?
what is it which these witness against you?
26:63 But 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 be the Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus says to him, You have said: nevertheless I say to
you, Hereafter will you see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has spoken
blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold,
now you have heard his blasphemy.
26:66 What think you? They answered and said, He is guilty of
26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
smote him with the palms of their hands,
26:68 Saying, Prophesy to us, you Christ, Who is he that smote
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came to
him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what you
26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw
him, and said to them that were there, This fellow was
also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while came to him they that stood by, and said
to Peter, Surely you also are one of them; for your speech
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not
the man. And immediately the cock crew.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him,
Before the cock crow, you will deny me thrice. And he
went out, and wept bitterly.
27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders
of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to
27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty
pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.
27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged himself.
27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It
is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because
it is the price of blood.
27:7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in.
27:8 Therefore that field was called, The field of blood, to this
27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet,
saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the
price of him that was valued, whom they of the children
of Israel did value;
27:10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed
27:11 And 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.
27:12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders,
he answered nothing.
27:13 Then said Pilate to him, Hear you not how many things they
witness against you?
27:14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor
27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release to the
people a prisoner, whom they would.
27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said
to them, Whom will you that I release to you? Barabbas,
or Jesus which is called Christ?
27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent
to him, saying, Have you nothing to do with that just
man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream
because of him.
27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude
that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
27:21 The governor answered and said to them, Whether of the twain
will you that I release to you? They said, Barabbas.
27:22 Pilate says to them, What will I do then with Jesus which
is called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified.
27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil has he done? But they
cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, 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: see you to it.
27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on
us, and on our children.
27:26 Then released he Barabbas to them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered to him the whole band of soldiers.
27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it
upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they
bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail,
King of the Jews!
27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him
on the head.
27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off
from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him
away to crucify him.
27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon
by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
27:33 And when they were come to a place called Golgotha, that
is to say, a place of a skull,
27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when
he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
27:35 And 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 upon
my vesture did they cast lots.
27:36 And sitting down they watched him there;
27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS
JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27:38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the
right hand, and another on the left.
27:39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
27:40 And saying, You that destroy the temple, and build it in
three days, save yourself. If you be the Son of God, come
down from the cross.
27:41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes
and elders, said,
27:42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King
of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we
will believe him.
27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have
him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
27:44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the
same in his teeth.
27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the
land to the ninth hour.
27:46 And 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?
27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
This man calls for Elias.
27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and
filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave
him to drink.
27:49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come
to save him.
27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded
up the ghost.
27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from
the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the
27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints
which slept arose,
27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went
into the holy city, and appeared to many.
27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that 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.
27:55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him:
27:56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded the body to be delivered.
27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean
27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out in
the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the
sepulchre, and departed.
27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting
over against the sepulchre.
27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together to Pilate,
27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while
he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
27:64 Command 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 will be worse than the first.
27:65 Pilate said to them, You have a watch: go your way, make
it as sure as you can.
27:66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone,
and setting a watch.
28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary to see the sepulchre.
28:2 And, 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 upon it.
28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white
28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as
28:5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not you:
for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.
28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay.
28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from
the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee;
there will you see him: lo, I have told you.
28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and
great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met
them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by
the feet, and worshipped him.
28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren
that they go into Galilee, and there will they see me.
28:11 Now 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.
28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken
counsel, they gave large money to the soldiers,
28:13 Saying, Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole
him away while we slept.
28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade
him, and secure you.
28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and
this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until
28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a
mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given
to me in heaven and in earth.
28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of
the age. Amen.