THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
1:1: Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set
forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely
believed among us,
1:2: Even as they delivered them unto us, which from
the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
1:3: It seemed good to me also, having had perfect
understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto
thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
1:4: That thou mightest know the certainty of those
things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
1:5: There was in the days of Herod, the king of
Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia:
and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
1:6: And they were both righteous before God, walking
in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1:7: And they had no child, because that Elisabeth
was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
1:8: And it came to pass, that while he executed
the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
1:9: According to the custom of the priest's office,
his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the
1:10: And the whole multitude of the people were
praying without at the time of incense.
1:11: And there appeared unto him an angel of the
Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12: And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled,
and fear fell upon him.
1:13: But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias:
for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee
a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
1:14: And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many
shall rejoice at his birth.
1:15: For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord,
and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be
filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
1:16: And many of the children of Israel shall he
turn to the Lord their God.
1:17: And he shall go before him in the spirit and
power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a
people prepared for the Lord.
1:18: And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby
shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken
1:19: And the angel answering said unto him, I am
Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak
unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
1:20: And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able
to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed,
because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled
in their season.
1:21: And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled
that he tarried so long in the temple.
1:22: And when he came out, he could not speak unto
them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple:
for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
1:23: And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days
of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own
1:24: And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived,
and hid herself five months, saying,
1:25: Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days
wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
1:26: And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was
sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
1:27: To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
1:28: And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed
art thou among women.
1:29: And when she saw him, she was troubled at his
saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should
1:30: And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary:
for thou hast found favour with God.
1:31: And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,
and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
1:32: He shall be great, and shall be called the
Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne
of his father David:
1:33: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob
for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
1:34: Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this
be, seeing I know not a man?
1:35: And the angel answered and said unto her, The
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall
be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
1:36: And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath
also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month
with her, who was called barren.
1:37: For with God nothing shall be impossible.
1:38: And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from
1:39: And Mary arose in those days, and went into
the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
1:40: And entered into the house of Zacharias, and
1:41: And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard
the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth
was filled with the Holy Ghost:
1:42: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy
1:43: And whence is this to me, that the mother of
my Lord should come to me?
1:44: For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation
sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
1:45: And blessed is she that believed: for there
shall be a performance of those things which were told her from
1:46: And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
1:47: And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1:48: For he hath regarded the low estate of his
handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall
call me blessed.
1:49: For he that is mighty hath done to me great
things; and holy is his name.
1:50: And his mercy is on them that fear him from
generation to generation.
1:51: He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath
scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
1:52: He hath put down the mighty from their seats,
and exalted them of low degree.
1:53: He hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich he hath sent empty away.
1:54: He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance
of his mercy;
1:55: As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and
to his seed for ever.
1:56: And Mary abode with her about three months,
and returned to her own house.
1:57: Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should
be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
1:58: And her neighbours and her cousins heard how
the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with
1:59: And it came to pass, that on the eighth day
they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias,
after the name of his father.
1:60: And his mother answered and said, Not so; but
he shall be called John.
1:61: And they said unto her, There is none of thy
kindred that is called by this name.
1:62: And they made signs to his father, how he would
have him called.
1:63: And he asked for a writing table, and wrote,
saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
1:64: And his mouth was opened immediately, and his
tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
1:65: And fear came on all that dwelt round about
them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all
the hill country of Judaea.
1:66: And all they that heard them laid them up in
their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And
the hand of the Lord was with him.
1:67: And his father Zacharias was filled with the
Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
1:68: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath
visited and redeemed his people,
1:69: And hath raised up an horn of salvation for
us in the house of his servant David;
1:70: As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began:
1:71: That we should be saved from our enemies, and
from the hand of all that hate us;
1:72: To perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
and to remember his holy covenant;
1:73: The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
1:74: That he would grant unto us, that we being
delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without
1:75: In holiness and righteousness before him, all
the days of our life.
1:76: And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet
of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord
to prepare his ways;
1:77: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
by the remission of their sins,
1:78: Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby
the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
1:79: To give light to them that sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of
1:80: And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
2:1: And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should
2:2: (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.)
2:3: And all went to be taxed, every one into his
2:4: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage
2:5: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being
great with child.
2:6: And so it was, that, while they were there,
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and
wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
there was no room for them in the inn.
2:8: And there were in the same country shepherds
abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were
2:10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be
to all people.
2:11: For unto you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12: And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
2:15: And it came to pass, as the angels were gone
away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another,
Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is
come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
2:16: And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17: And when they had seen it, they made known
abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
2:18: And all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19: But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.
2:20: And the shepherds returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen,
as it was told unto them.
2:21: And when eight days were accomplished for the
circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was
so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
2:22: And when the days of her purification according
to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem,
to present him to the Lord;
2:23: (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every
male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
2:24: And to offer a sacrifice according to that
which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or
two young pigeons.
2:25: And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem,
whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting
for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
2:26: And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,
that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27: And he came by the Spirit into the temple:
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him
after the custom of the law,
2:28: Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed
God, and said,
2:29: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in
peace, according to thy word:
2:30: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31: Which thou hast prepared before the face of
2:32: A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory
of thy people Israel.
2:33: And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those
things which were spoken of him.
2:34: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary
his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising
again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken
2:35: (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own
soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36: And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter
of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and
had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37: And she was a widow of about fourscore and
four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God
with fastings and prayers night and day.
2:38: And she coming in that instant gave thanks
likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked
for redemption in Jerusalem.
2:39: And when they had performed all things according
to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own
2:40: And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41: Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year
at the feast of the passover.
2:42: And when he was twelve years old, they went
up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
2:43: And when they had fulfilled the days, as they
returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph
and his mother knew not of it.
2:44: But they, supposing him to have been in the
company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their
kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45: And when they found him not, they turned back
again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46: And it came to pass, that after three days
they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors,
both hearing them, and asking them questions.
2:47: And all that heard him were astonished at his
understanding and answers.
2:48: And when they saw him, they were amazed: and
his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us?
behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought
me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
2:50: And they understood not the saying which he
spake unto them.
2:51: And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth,
and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings
in her heart.
2:52: And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and man.
3:1: Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius
Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being
tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea
and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of
3:2: Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the
word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3:3: And he came into all the country about Jordan,
preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
3:4: As it is written in the book of the words of
Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:5: Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain
and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
3:6: And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
3:7: Then said he to the multitude that came forth
to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned
you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance,
and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to
raise up children unto Abraham.
3:9: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of
the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good
fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
3:10: And the people asked him, saying, What shall
we do then?
3:11: He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath
two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath
meat, let him do likewise.
3:12: Then came also publicans to be baptized, and
said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
3:13: And he said unto them, Exact no more than that
which is appointed you.
3:14: And the soldiers likewise demanded of him,
saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence
to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your
3:15: And as the people were in expectation, and
all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ,
3:16: John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed
baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet
of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you
with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
3:17: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly
purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but
the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
3:18: And many other things in his exhortation preached
he unto the people.
3:19: But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him
for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils
which Herod had done,
3:20: Added yet this above all, that he shut up John
3:21: Now when all the people were baptized, it came
to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven
3:22: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape
like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said,
Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
3:23: And Jesus himself began to be about thirty
years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which
was the son of Heli,
3:24: Which was the son of Matthat, which was the
son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of
Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
3:25: Which was the son of Mattathias, which was
the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son
of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
3:26: Which was the son of Maath, which was the son
of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of
Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
3:27: Which was the son of Joanna, which was the
son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son
of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
3:28: Which was the son of Melchi, which was the
son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of
Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
3:29: Which was the son of Jose, which was the son
of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat,
which was the son of Levi,
3:30: Which was the son of Simeon, which was the
son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of
Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
3:31: Which was the son of Melea, which was the son
of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of
Nathan, which was the son of David,
3:32: Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son
of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon,
which was the son of Naasson,
3:33: Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the
son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of
Phares, which was the son of Juda,
3:34: Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son
of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara,
which was the son of Nachor,
3:35: Which was the son of Saruch, which was the
son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of
Heber, which was the son of Sala,
3:36: Which was the son of Cainan, which was the
son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of
Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
3:37: Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the
son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of
Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
3:38: Which was the son of Enos, which was the son
of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
4:1: And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned
from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
4:2: Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in
those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward
4:3: And the devil said unto him, If thou be the
Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4:4: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written,
That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
4:5: And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,
shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
4:6: And the devil said unto him, All this power
will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered
unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
4:7: If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall
4:8: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee
behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
4:9: And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him
on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the
Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
4:10: For it is written, He shall give his angels
charge over thee, to keep thee:
4:11: And in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:12: And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:13: And when the devil had ended all the temptation,
he departed from him for a season.
4:14: And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit
into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the
region round about.
4:15: And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified
4:16: And he came to Nazareth, where he had been
brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue
on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
4:17: And there was delivered unto him the book of
the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found
the place where it was written,
4:18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because
he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty
them that are bruised,
4:19: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
4:20: And he closed the book, and he gave it again
to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were
in the synagogue were fastened on him.
4:21: And he began to say unto them, This day is
this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
4:22: And all bare him witness, and wondered at the
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said,
Is not this Joseph's son?
4:23: And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto
me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard
done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
4:24: And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet
is accepted in his own country.
4:25: But I tell you of a truth, many widows were
in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three
years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the
4:26: But unto none of them was Elias sent, save
unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
4:27: And many lepers were in Israel in the time
of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving
Naaman the Syrian.
4:28: And all they in the synagogue, when they heard
these things, were filled with wrath,
4:29: And rose up, and thrust him out of the city,
and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built,
that they might cast him down headlong.
4:30: But he passing through the midst of them went
4:31: And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee,
and taught them on the sabbath days.
4:32: And they were astonished at his doctrine: for
his word was with power.
4:33: And in the synagogue there was a man, which
had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
4:34: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with
thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know
thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
4:35: And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace,
and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the
midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
4:36: And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves,
saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth
the unclean spirits, and they come out.
4:37: And the fame of him went out into every place
of the country round about.
4:38: And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered
into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a
great fever; and they besought him for her.
4:39: And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever;
and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto
4:40: Now when the sun was setting, all they that
had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he
laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
4:41: And devils also came out of many, crying out,
and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them
suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
4:42: And when it was day, he departed and went into
a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him,
and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
4:43: And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom
of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
4:44: And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
5:1: And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed
upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
5:2: And saw two ships standing by the lake: but
the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
5:3: And he entered into one of the ships, which
was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little
from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the
5:4: Now when he had left speaking, he said unto
Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
5:5: And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we
have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless
at thy word I will let down the net.
5:6: And when they had this done, they inclosed a
great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
5:7: And they beckoned unto their partners, which
were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And
they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
5:8: When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus'
knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
5:9: For he was astonished, and all that were with
him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
5:10: And so was also James, and John, the sons of
Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon,
Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
5:11: And when they had brought their ships to land,
they forsook all, and followed him.
5:12: And it came to pass, when he was in a certain
city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his
face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean.
5:13: And he put forth his hand, and touched him,
saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed
5:14: And he charged him to tell no man: but go,
and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according
as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5:15: But so much the more went there a fame abroad
of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be
healed by him of their infirmities.
5:16: And he withdrew himself into the wilderness,
5:17: And it came to pass on a certain day, as he
was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law
sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and
Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to
5:18: And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which
was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in,
and to lay him before him.
5:19: And when they could not find by what way they
might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the
housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into
the midst before Jesus.
5:20: And when he saw their faith, he said unto him,
Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5:21: And the scribes and the Pharisees began to
reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can
forgive sins, but God alone?
5:22: But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he
answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
5:23: Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven
thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
5:24: But that ye may know that the Son of man hath
power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the
palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go
into thine house.
5:25: And immediately he rose up before them, and
took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying
5:26: And they were all amazed, and they glorified
God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things
5:27: And after these things he went forth, and saw
a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and
he said unto him, Follow me.
5:28: And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
5:29: And Levi made him a great feast in his own
house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others
that sat down with them.
5:30: But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against
his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans
5:31: And Jesus answering said unto them, They that
are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
5:32: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners
5:33: And they said unto him, Why do the disciples
of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples
of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
5:34: And he said unto them, Can ye make the children
of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
5:35: But the days will come, when the bridegroom
shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those
5:36: And he spake also a parable unto them; No man
putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then
both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of
the new agreeth not with the old.
5:37: And no man putteth new wine into old bottles;
else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and
the bottles shall perish.
5:38: But new wine must be put into new bottles;
and both are preserved.
5:39: No man also having drunk old wine straightway
desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
6:1: And it came to pass on the second sabbath after
the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples
plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
6:2: And certain of the Pharisees said unto them,
Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
6:3: And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read
so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred,
and they which were with him;
6:4: How he went into the house of God, and did take
and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him;
which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
6:5: And he said unto them, That the Son of man is
Lord also of the sabbath.
6:6: And it came to pass also on another sabbath,
that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a
man whose right hand was withered.
6:7: And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether
he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation
6:8: But he knew their thoughts, and said to the
man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the
midst. And he arose and stood forth.
6:9: Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one
thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil?
to save life, or to destroy it?
6:10: And looking round about upon them all, he said
unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand
was restored whole as the other.
6:11: And they were filled with madness; and communed
one with another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12: And it came to pass in those days, that he
went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer
6:13: And when it was day, he called unto him his
disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
6:14: Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew
his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15: Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,
and Simon called Zelotes,
6:16: And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot,
which also was the traitor.
6:17: And he came down with them, and stood in the
plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude
of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast
of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of
6:18: And they that were vexed with unclean spirits:
and they were healed.
6:19: And the whole multitude sought to touch him:
for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
6:20: And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples,
and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21: Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall
be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
6:22: Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and
when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach
you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
6:23: Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for,
behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner
did their fathers unto the prophets.
6:24: But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have
received your consolation.
6:25: Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger.
Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
6:26: Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well
of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27: But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies,
do good to them which hate you,
6:28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you.
6:29: And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek
offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid
not to take thy coat also.
6:30: Give to every man that asketh of thee; and
of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
6:31: And as ye would that men should do to you,
do ye also to them likewise.
6:32: For if ye love them which love you, what thank
have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
6:33: And if ye do good to them which do good to
you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
6:34: And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive,
what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive
as much again.
6:35: But love ye your enemies, and do good, and
lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great,
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto
the unthankful and to the evil.
6:36: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also
6:37: Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn
not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
6:38: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good
measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that
ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
6:39: And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind
lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40: The disciple is not above his master: but every
one that is perfect shall be as his master.
6:41: And why beholdest thou the mote that is in
thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine
6:42: Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother,
let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself
beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite,
cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou
see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
6:43: For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt
fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
6:44: For every tree is known by his own fruit. For
of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather
6:45: A good man out of the good treasure of his
heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of
the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil:
for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
6:46: And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not
the things which I say?
6:47: Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings,
and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
6:48: He is like a man which built an house, and
digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood
arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not
shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
6:49: But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like
a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth;
against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately
it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
7:1: Now when he had ended all his sayings in the
audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
7:2: And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear
unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3: And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him
the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and
heal his servant.
7:4: And when they came to Jesus, they besought him
instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
7:5: For he loveth our nation, and he hath built
us a synagogue.
7:6: Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now
not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying
unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that
thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7:7: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to
come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
7:8: For I also am a man set under authority, having
under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to
another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and
he doeth it.
7:9: When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled
at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed
him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not
7:10: And they that were sent, returning to the house,
found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11: And it came to pass the day after, that he
went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with
him, and much people.
7:12: Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city,
behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his
mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with
7:13: And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion
on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
7:14: And he came and touched the bier: and they
that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto
7:15: And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.
And he delivered him to his mother.
7:16: And there came a fear on all: and they glorified
God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That
God hath visited his people.
7:17: And this rumour of him went forth throughout
all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
7:18: And the disciples of John shewed him of all
7:19: And John calling unto him two of his disciples
sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look
we for another?
7:20: When the men were come unto him, they said,
John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that
should come? or look we for another?
7:21: And in that same hour he cured many of their
infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that
were blind he gave sight.
7:22: Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your
way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that
the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf
hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
7:23: And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended
7:24: And when the messengers of John were departed,
he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye
out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
7:25: But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed
in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled,
and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
7:26: But what went ye out for to see? A prophet?
Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
7:27: This is he, of whom it is written, Behold,
I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way
7:28: For I say unto you, Among those that are born
of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist:
but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
7:29: And all the people that heard him, and the
publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30: But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the
counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
7:31: And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken
the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
7:32: They are like unto children sitting in the
marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped
unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and
ye have not wept.
7:33: For John the Baptist came neither eating bread
nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
7:34: The Son of man is come eating and drinking;
and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend
of publicans and sinners!
7:35: But wisdom is justified of all her children.
7:36: And one of the Pharisees desired him that he
would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and
sat down to meat.
7:37: And, behold, a woman in the city, which was
a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's
house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
7:38: And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and
began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the
hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with
7:39: Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him
saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were
a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this
is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
7:40: And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I
have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
7:41: There was a certain creditor which had two
debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
7:42: And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly
forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love
7:43: Simon answered and said, I suppose that he,
to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly
7:44: And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon,
Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest
me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears,
and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
7:45: Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since
the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46: My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but
this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47: Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which
are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little
is forgiven, the same loveth little.
7:48: And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
7:49: And they that sat at meat with him began to
say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50: And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved
thee; go in peace.
8:1: And it came to pass afterward, that he went
throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad
tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
8:2: And certain women, which had been healed of
evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom
went seven devils,
8:3: And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward,
and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their
8:4: And when much people were gathered together,
and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
8:5: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he
sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and
the fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6: And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it
was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
8:7: And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang
up with it, and choked it.
8:8: And other fell on good ground, and sprang up,
and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things,
he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9: And his disciples asked him, saying, What might
this parable be?
8:10: And he said, Unto you it is given to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that
seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
8:11: Now the parable is this: The seed is the word
8:12: Those by the way side are they that hear; then
cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts,
lest they should believe and be saved.
8:13: They on the rock are they, which, when they
hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which
for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
8:14: And that which fell among thorns are they,
which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares
and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
8:15: But that on the good ground are they, which
in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and
bring forth fruit with patience.
8:16: No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth
it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on
a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
8:17: For nothing is secret, that shall not be made
manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come
8:18: Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever
hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him
shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
8:19: Then came to him his mother and his brethren,
and could not come at him for the press.
8:20: And it was told him by certain which said,
Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
8:21: And he answered and said unto them, My mother
and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
8:22: Now it came to pass on a certain day, that
he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them,
Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched
8:23: But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there
came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with
water, and were in jeopardy.
8:24: And they came to him, and awoke him, saying,
Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a
8:25: And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner
of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and
they obey him.
8:26: And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes,
which is over against Galilee.
8:27: And when he went forth to land, there met him
out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and
ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
8:28: When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down
before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment
8:29: (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to
come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he
was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands,
and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
8:30: And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name?
And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
8:31: And they besought him that he would not command
them to go out into the deep.
8:32: And there was there an herd of many swine feeding
on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them
to enter into them. And he suffered them.
8:33: Then went the devils out of the man, and entered
into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place
into the lake, and were choked.
8:34: When they that fed them saw what was done,
they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
8:35: Then they went out to see what was done; and
came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were
departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right
mind: and they were afraid.
8:36: They also which saw it told them by what means
he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
8:37: Then the whole multitude of the country of
the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for
they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship,
and returned back again.
8:38: Now the man out of whom the devils were departed
besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away,
8:39: Return to thine own house, and shew how great
things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published
throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto
8:40: And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned,
the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for
8:41: And, behold, there came a man named Jairus,
and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus'
feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
8:42: For he had one only daughter, about twelve
years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged
8:43: And a woman having an issue of blood twelve
years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither
could be healed of any,
8:44: Came behind him, and touched the border of
his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
8:45: And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied,
Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude
throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
8:46: And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for
I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
8:47: And when the woman saw that she was not hid,
she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared
unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched
him, and how she was healed immediately.
8:48: And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good
comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
8:49: While he yet spake, there cometh one from the
ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is
dead; trouble not the Master.
8:50: But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying,
Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
8:51: And when he came into the house, he suffered
no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father
and the mother of the maiden.
8:52: And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said,
Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
8:53: And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that
she was dead.
8:54: And he put them all out, and took her by the
hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
8:55: And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway:
and he commanded to give her meat.
8:56: And her parents were astonished: but he charged
them that they should tell no man what was done.
9:1: Then he called his twelve disciples together,
and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure
9:2: And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God,
and to heal the sick.
9:3: And he said unto them, Take nothing for your
journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money;
neither have two coats apiece.
9:4: And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide,
and thence depart.
9:5: And whosoever will not receive you, when ye
go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for
a testimony against them.
9:6: And they departed, and went through the towns,
preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
9:7: Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was
done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of
some, that John was risen from the dead;
9:8: And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of
others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9: And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who
is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
9:10: And the apostles, when they were returned,
told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside
privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
9:11: And the people, when they knew it, followed
him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom
of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
9:12: And when the day began to wear away, then came
the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they
may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and
get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
9:13: But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat.
And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes;
except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
9:14: For they were about five thousand men. And
he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
9:15: And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:16: Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes,
and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave
to the disciples to set before the multitude.
9:17: And they did eat, and were all filled: and
there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
9:18: And it came to pass, as he was alone praying,
his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say
the people that I am?
9:19: They answering said, John the Baptist; but
some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets
is risen again.
9:20: He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
9:21: And he straitly charged them, and commanded
them to tell no man that thing;
9:22: Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things,
and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and
be slain, and be raised the third day.
9:23: And he said to them all, If any man will come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and
9:24: For whosoever will save his life shall lose
it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall
9:25: For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the
whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
9:26: For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of
my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall
come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
9:27: But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing
here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom
9:28: And it came to pass about an eight days after
these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into
a mountain to pray.
9:29: And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance
was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
9:30: And, behold, there talked with him two men,
which were Moses and Elias:
9:31: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease
which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32: But Peter and they that were with him were
heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory,
and the two men that stood with him.
9:33: And it came to pass, as they departed from
him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here:
and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses,
and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
9:34: While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and
overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
9:35: And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying,
This is my beloved Son: hear him.
9:36: And when the voice was past, Jesus was found
alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any
of those things which they had seen.
9:37: And it came to pass, that on the next day,
when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
9:38: And, behold, a man of the company cried out,
saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine
9:39: And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly
crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising
him hardly departeth from him.
9:40: And I besought thy disciples to cast him out;
and they could not.
9:41: And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring
thy son hither.
9:42: And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw
him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit,
and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
9:43: And they were all amazed at the mighty power
of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which
Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
9:44: Let these sayings sink down into your ears:
for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
9:45: But they understood not this saying, and it
was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared
to ask him of that saying.
9:46: Then there arose a reasoning among them, which
of them should be greatest.
9:47: And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their
heart, took a child, and set him by him,
9:48: And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive
this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive
me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you
all, the same shall be great.
9:49: And John answered and said, Master, we saw
one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because
he followeth not with us.
9:50: And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for
he that is not against us is for us.
9:51: And it came to pass, when the time was come
that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go
9:52: And sent messengers before his face: and they
went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready
9:53: And they did not receive him, because his face
was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
9:54: And when his disciples James and John saw this,
they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from
heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
9:55: But he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
9:56: For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's
lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
9:57: And it came to pass, that, as they went in
the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee
whithersoever thou goest.
9:58: And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes,
and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where
to lay his head.
9:59: And he said unto another, Follow me. But he
said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
9:60: Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their
dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
9:61: And another also said, Lord, I will follow
thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home
at my house.
9:62: And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put
his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom
10:1: After these things the Lord appointed other
seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every
city and place, whither he himself would come.
10:2: Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly
is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
10:3: Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs
10:4: Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes:
and salute no man by the way.
10:5: And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say,
Peace be to this house.
10:6: And if the son of peace be there, your peace
shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
10:7: And in the same house remain, eating and drinking
such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Go not from house to house.
10:8: And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they
receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
10:9: And heal the sick that are therein, and say
unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10:10: But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they
receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same,
10:11: Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth
on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure
of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10:12: But I say unto you, that it shall be more
tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
10:13: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida!
for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which
have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting
in sackcloth and ashes.
10:14: But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
10:15: And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to
heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
10:16: He that heareth you heareth me; and he that
despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth
him that sent me.
10:17: And the seventy returned again with joy, saying,
Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
10:18: And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning
fall from heaven.
10:19: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.
10:20: Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that
the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because
your names are written in heaven.
10:21: In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and
said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou
hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed
them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy
10:22: All things are delivered to me of my Father:
and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the
Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
10:23: And he turned him unto his disciples, and
said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that
10:24: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings
have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen
them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard
10:25: And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and
tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal
10:26: He said unto him, What is written in the law?
how readest thou?
10:27: And he answering said, Thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as
10:28: And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right:
this do, and thou shalt live.
10:29: But he, willing to justify himself, said unto
Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
10:30: And Jesus answering said, A certain man went
down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which
stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving
him half dead.
10:31: And by chance there came down a certain priest
that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
10:32: And likewise a Levite, when he was at the
place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
10:33: But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,
came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
10:34: And went to him, and bound up his wounds,
pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought
him to an inn, and took care of him.
10:35: And on the morrow when he departed, he took
out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take
care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again,
I will repay thee.
10:36: Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was
neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
10:37: And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.
Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
10:38: Now it came to pass, as they went, that he
entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha
received him into her house.
10:39: And she had a sister called Mary, which also
sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
10:40: But Martha was cumbered about much serving,
and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister
hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
10:41: And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha,
Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
10:42: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen
that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
11:1: And it came to pass, that, as he was praying
in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said
unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2: And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our
Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
11:3: Give us day by day our daily bread.
11:4: And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive
every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
11:5: And he said unto them, Which of you shall have
a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him,
Friend, lend me three loaves;
11:6: For a friend of mine in his journey is come
to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
11:7: And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble
me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed;
I cannot rise and give thee.
11:8: I say unto you, Though he will not rise and
give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity
he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
11:9: And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given
you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto
11:10: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he
that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11:11: If a son shall ask bread of any of you that
is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will
he for a fish give him a serpent?
11:12: Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him
11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good
gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father
give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
11:14: And he was casting out a devil, and it was
dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb
spake; and the people wondered.
11:15: But some of them said, He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
11:16: And others, tempting him, sought of him a
sign from heaven.
11:17: But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto
them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and a house divided against a house falleth.
11:18: If Satan also be divided against himself,
how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils
11:19: And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by
whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your
11:20: But if I with the finger of God cast out devils,
no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
11:21: When a strong man armed keepeth his palace,
his goods are in peace:
11:22: But when a stronger than he shall come upon
him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein
he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
11:23: He that is not with me is against me: and
he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
11:24: When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man,
he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none,
he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
11:25: And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and
11:26: Then goeth he, and taketh to him 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.
11:27: And it came to pass, as he spake these things,
a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto
him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou
11:28: But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they
that hear the word of God, and keep it.
11:29: And when the people were gathered thick together,
he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign;
and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the
11:30: For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites,
so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
11:31: The queen of the south shall rise up in the
judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for
she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom
of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
11:32: The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment
with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented
at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is
11:33: No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth
it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick,
that they which come in may see the light.
11:34: The light of the body is the eye: therefore
when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light;
but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
11:35: Take heed therefore that the light which is
in thee be not darkness.
11:36: If thy whole body therefore be full of light,
having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when
the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
11:37: And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought
him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
11:38: And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled
that he had not first washed before dinner.
11:39: And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees
make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward
part is full of ravening and wickedness.
11:40: Ye fools, did not he that made that which
is without make that which is within also?
11:41: But rather give alms of such things as ye
have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
11:42: But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe
mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and
the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave
the other undone.
11:43: Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost
seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
11:44: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over
them are not aware of them.
11:45: Then answered one of the lawyers, and said
unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
11:46: And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers!
for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves
touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
11:47: Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres
of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
11:48: Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds
of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their
11:49: Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will
send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay
11:50: That the blood of all the prophets, which
was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of
11:51: From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say
unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
11:52: Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away
the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that
were entering in ye hindered.
11:53: And as he said these things unto them, the
scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to
provoke him to speak of many things:
11:54: Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch
something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
12:1: In the mean time, when there were gathered
together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they
trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first
of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
12:2: For there is nothing covered, that shall not
be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
12:3: Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness
shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in
the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
12:4: And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid
of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they
12:5: But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:
Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell;
yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
12:6: Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings,
and not one of them is forgotten before God?
12:7: But even the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
12:8: Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess
me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the
angels of God:
12:9: But he that denieth me before men shall be
denied before the angels of God.
12:10: And whosoever shall speak a word against the
Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth
against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
12:11: And when they bring you unto the synagogues,
and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what
thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12:12: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the
same hour what ye ought to say.
12:13: And one of the company said unto him, Master,
speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
12:14: And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge
or a divider over you?
12:15: And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware
of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance
of the things which he possesseth.
12:16: And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
12:17: And he thought within himself, saying, What
shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18: And he said, This will I do: I will pull down
my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits
and my goods.
12:19: And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast
much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink,
and be merry.
12:20: But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night
thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things
be, which thou hast provided?
12:21: So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God.
12:22: And he said unto his disciples, Therefore
I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat;
neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
12:23: The life is more than meat, and the body is
more than raiment.
12:24: Consider the ravens: for they neither sow
nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth
them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
12:25: And which of you with taking thought can add
to his stature one cubit?
12:26: If ye then be not able to do that thing which
is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
12:27: Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil
not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
12:28: If then God so clothe the grass, which is
to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how
much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
12:29: And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what
ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
12:30: For all these things do the nations of the
world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of
12:31: But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and
all these things shall be added unto you.
12:32: Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's
good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33: Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide
yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that
faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
12:34: For where your treasure is, there will your
heart be also.
12:35: Let your loins be girded about, and your lights
12:36: And ye yourselves like unto men that wait
for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when
he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
12:37: Blessed are those servants, whom the lord
when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that
he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and
will come forth and serve them.
12:38: And if he shall come in the second watch,
or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those
12:39: And this know, that if the goodman of the
house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have
watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
12:40: Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of
man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
12:41: Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou
this parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42: And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful
and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household,
to give them their portion of meat in due season?
12:43: Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when
he cometh shall find so doing.
12:44: Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make
him ruler over all that he hath.
12:45: But and if that servant say in his heart,
My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants
and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
12:46: The lord of that servant will come in a day
when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware,
and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with
12:47: And that servant, which knew his lord's will,
and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall
be beaten with many stripes.
12:48: But he that knew not, and did commit things
worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto
whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to
whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
12:49: I am come to send fire on the earth; and what
will I, if it be already kindled?
12:50: But I have a baptism to be baptized with;
and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
12:51: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on
earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
12:52: For from henceforth there shall be five in
one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
12:53: The father shall be divided against the son,
and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter,
and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against
her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother
12:54: And he said also to the people, When ye see
a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh
a shower; and so it is.
12:55: And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say,
There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
12:56: Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of
the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern
12:57: Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not
what is right?
12:58: When thou goest with thine adversary to the
magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest
be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the
judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into
12:59: I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence,
till thou hast paid the very last mite.
13:1: There were present at that season some that
told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with
13:2: And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose
ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans,
because they suffered such things?
13:3: I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye
shall all likewise perish.
13:4: Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam
fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all
men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
13:5: I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye
shall all likewise perish.
13:6: He spake also this parable; A certain man had
a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit
thereon, and found none.
13:7: Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard,
Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree,
and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
13:8: And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it
alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
13:9: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then
after that thou shalt cut it down.
13:10: And he was teaching in one of the synagogues
on the sabbath.
13:11: And, behold, there was a woman which had a
spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and
could in no wise lift up herself.
13:12: And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him,
and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13:13: And he laid his hands on her: and immediately
she was made straight, and glorified God.
13:14: And the ruler of the synagogue answered with
indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day,
and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought
to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the
13:15: The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou
hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox
or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
13:16: And ought not this woman, being a daughter
of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be
loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
13:17: And when he had said these things, all his
adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all
the glorious things that were done by him.
13:18: Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of
God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
13:19: It is like a grain of mustard seed, which
a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a
great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of
13:20: And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken
the kingdom of God?
13:21: It is like leaven, which a woman took and
hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
13:22: And he went through the cities and villages,
teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23: Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few
that be saved? And he said unto them,
13:24: Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for
many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be
13:25: When once the master of the house is risen
up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without,
and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and
he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
13:26: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten
and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
13:27: But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not
whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
13:28: There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth,
when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,
in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
13:29: And they shall come from the east, and from
the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit
down in the kingdom of God.
13:30: And, behold, there are last which shall be
first, and there are first which shall be last.
13:31: The same day there came certain of the Pharisees,
saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will
13:32: And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that
fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow,
and the third day I shall be perfected.
13:33: Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow,
and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish
out of Jerusalem.
13:34: O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the
prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often
would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather
her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
13:35: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate:
and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time
come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name
of the Lord.
14:1: And it came to pass, as he went into the house
of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day,
that they watched him.
14:2: And, behold, there was a certain man before
him which had the dropsy.
14:3: And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers
and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
14:4: And they held their peace. And he took him,
and healed him, and let him go;
14:5: And answered them, saying, Which of you shall
have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway
pull him out on the sabbath day?
14:6: And they could not answer him again to these
14:7: And he put forth a parable to those which were
bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying
14:8: When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding,
sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than
thou be bidden of him;
14:9: And he that bade thee and him come and say
to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take
the lowest room.
14:10: But when thou art bidden, go and sit down
in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may
say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship
in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14:12: Then said he also to him that bade him, When
thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they
also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
14:13: But when thou makest a feast, call the poor,
the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14:14: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot
recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection
of the just.
14:15: And when one of them that sat at meat with
him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall
eat bread in the kingdom of God.
14:16: Then said he unto him, A certain man made
a great supper, and bade many:
14:17: And sent his servant at supper time to say
to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
14:18: And they all with one consent began to make
excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground,
and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
14:19: And another said, I have bought five yoke
of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
14:20: And another said, I have married a wife, and
therefore I cannot come.
14:21: So that servant came, and shewed his lord
these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to
his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the
city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt,
and the blind.
14:22: And the servant said, Lord, it is done as
thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
14:23: And the lord said unto the servant, Go out
into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that
my house may be filled.
14:24: For I say unto you, That none of those men
which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
14:25: And there went great multitudes with him:
and he turned, and said unto them,
14:26: If any man come to me, and hate not his father,
and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,
yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
14:27: And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and
come after me, cannot be my disciple.
14:28: For which of you, intending to build a tower,
sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have
sufficient to finish it?
14:29: Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation,
and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock
14:30: Saying, This man began to build, and was not
able to finish.
14:31: Or what king, going to make war against another
king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able
with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty
14:32: Or else, while the other is yet a great way
off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
14:33: So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh
not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
14:34: Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
14:35: It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for
the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear.
15:1: Then drew near unto him all the publicans and
sinners for to hear him.
15:2: And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:3: And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:4: What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if
he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the
wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
15:5: And when he hath found it, he layeth it on
his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6: And when he cometh home, he calleth together
his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me;
for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7: I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be
in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety
and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
15:8: Either what woman having ten pieces of silver,
if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the
house, and seek diligently till she find it?
15:9: And when she hath found it, she calleth her
friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me;
for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:10: Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in
the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
15:11: And he said, A certain man had two sons:
15:12: And the younger of them said to his father,
Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he
divided unto them his living.
15:13: And not many days after the younger son gathered
all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there
wasted his substance with riotous living.
15:14: And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty
famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15:15: And he went and joined himself to a citizen
of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
15:16: And he would fain have filled his belly with
the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
15:17: And when he came to himself, he said, How
many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare,
and I perish with hunger!
15:18: I will arise and go to my father, and will
say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before
15:19: And am no more worthy to be called thy son:
make me as one of thy hired servants.
15:20: And he arose, and came to his father. But
when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion,
and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
15:21: And the son said unto him, Father, I have
sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy
to be called thy son.
15:22: But the father said to his servants, Bring
forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his
hand, and shoes on his feet:
15:23: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill
it; and let us eat, and be merry:
15:24: For this my son was dead, and is alive again;
he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:25: Now his elder son was in the field: and as
he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
15:26: And he called one of the servants, and asked
what these things meant.
15:27: And he said unto him, Thy brother is come;
and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received
him safe and sound.
15:28: And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore
came his father out, and intreated him.
15:29: And he answering said to his father, Lo, these
many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time
thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might
make merry with my friends:
15:30: But as soon as this thy son was come, which
hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him
the fatted calf.
15:31: And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with
me, and all that I have is thine.
15:32: It was meet that we should make merry, and
be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and
was lost, and is found.
16:1: And he said also unto his disciples, There
was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was
accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
16:2: And he called him, and said unto him, How is
it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;
for thou mayest be no longer steward.
16:3: Then the steward said within himself, What
shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I
cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4: I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put
out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
16:5: So he called every one of his lord's debtors
unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my
16:6: And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And
he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write
16:7: Then said he to another, And how much owest
thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto
him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
16:8: And the lord commended the unjust steward,
because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are
in their generation wiser than the children of light.
16:9: And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends
of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may
receive you into everlasting habitations.
16:10: He that is faithful in that which is least
is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is
unjust also in much.
16:11: If therefore ye have not been faithful in
the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true
16:12: And if ye have not been faithful in that which
is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
16:13: No servant 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. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
16:14: And the Pharisees also, who were covetous,
heard all these things: and they derided him.
16:15: And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify
yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which
is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16:16: The law and the prophets were until John:
since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man
presseth into it.
16:17: And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass,
than one tittle of the law to fail.
16:18: Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth
another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that
is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
16:19: There was a certain rich man, which was clothed
in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
16:20: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,
which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
16:21: And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which
fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked
16:22: And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man
also died, and was buried;
16:23: And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in
torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24: And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have
mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his
finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this
16:25: But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou
in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus
evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
16:26: And beside all this, between us and you there
is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence
to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from
16:27: Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father,
that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
16:28: For I have five brethren; that he may testify
unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
16:29: Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and
the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30: And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one
went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
16:31: And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses
and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose
from the dead.
17:1: Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible
but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they
17:2: It were better for him that a millstone were
hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he
should offend one of these little ones.
17:3: Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass
against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
17:4: And if he trespass against thee seven times
in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying,
I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
17:5: And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase
17:6: And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou
plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it
should obey you.
17:7: But which of you, having a servant plowing
or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come
from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
17:8: And will not rather say unto him, Make ready
wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have
eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
17:9: Doth he thank that servant because he did the
things that were commanded him? I trow not.
17:10: So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all
those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable
servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
17:11: And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem,
that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
17:12: And as he entered into a certain village,
there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
17:13: And they lifted up their voices, and said,
Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
17:14: And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go
shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as
they went, they were cleansed.
17:15: And one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
17:16: And fell down on his face at his feet, giving
him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17:17: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten
cleansed? but where are the nine?
17:18: There are not found that returned to give
glory to God, save this stranger.
17:19: And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy
faith hath made thee whole.
17:20: And when he was demanded of the Pharisees,
when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,
The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
17:21: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there!
for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
17:22: And he said unto the disciples, The days will
come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of
man, and ye shall not see it.
17:23: And they shall say to you, See here; or, see
there: go not after them, nor follow them.
17:24: For as the lightning, that lighteneth out
of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under
heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
17:25: But first must he suffer many things, and
be rejected of this generation.
17:26: And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall
it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27: They did eat, they drank, they married wives,
they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into
the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
17:28: Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot;
they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted,
17:29: But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom
it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
17:30: Even thus shall it be in the day when the
Son of man is revealed.
17:31: In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop,
and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away:
and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
17:32: Remember Lot's wife.
17:33: Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall
lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
17:34: I tell you, in that night there shall be two
men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be
17:35: Two women shall be grinding together; the
one shall be taken, and the other left.
17:36: Two men shall be in the field; the one shall
be taken, and the other left.
17:37: And they answered and said unto him, Where,
Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither
will the eagles be gathered together.
18:1: And he spake a parable unto them to this end,
that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
18:2: Saying, There was in a city a judge, which
feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:3: And there was a widow in that city; and she
came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
18:4: And he would not for a while: but afterward
he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
18:5: Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will
avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
18:6: And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge
18:7: And shall not God avenge his own elect, which
cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
18:8: I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.
Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on
18:9: And he spake this parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the
one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11: The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners,
unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of
all that I possess.
18:13: And the publican, standing afar off, would
not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14: I tell you, this man went down to his house
justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself
shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
18:15: And they brought unto him also infants, that
he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked
18:16: But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for
of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17: Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise
18:18: And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19: And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou
me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
18:20: Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit
adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and thy mother.
18:21: And he said, All these have I kept from my
18:22: Now when Jesus heard these things, he said
unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast,
and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, follow me.
18:23: And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful:
for he was very rich.
18:24: And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful,
he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the
kingdom of God!
18:25: For it is easier for a camel to go through
a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
18:26: And they that heard it said, Who then can
18:27: And he said, The things which are impossible
with men are possible with God.
18:28: Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and
18:29: And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren,
or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30: Who shall not receive manifold more in this
present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
18:31: Then he took unto him the twelve, and said
unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that
are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be
18:32: For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles,
and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
18:33: And they shall scourge him, and put him to
death: and the third day he shall rise again.
18:34: And they understood none of these things:
and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things
which were spoken.
18:35: And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh
unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
18:36: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked
what it meant.
18:37: And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth
18:38: And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David,
have mercy on me.
18:39: And they which went before rebuked him, that
he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou
Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40: And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought
unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
18:41: Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto
thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
18:42: And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight:
thy faith hath saved thee.
18:43: And immediately he received his sight, and
followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw
it, gave praise unto God.
19:1: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
19:2: And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus,
which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
19:3: And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and
could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
19:4: And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore
tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
19:5: And when Jesus came to the place, he looked
up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and
come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
19:6: And he made haste, and came down, and received
19:7: And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying,
That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
19:8: And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord;
Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if
I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore
19:9: And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation
come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost.
19:11: And as they heard these things, he added and
spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because
they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
19:12: He said therefore, A certain nobleman went
into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
19:13: And he called his ten servants, and delivered
them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
19:14: But his citizens hated him, and sent a message
after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
19:15: And it came to pass, that when he was returned,
having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants
to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he
might know how much every man had gained by trading.
19:16: Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound
hath gained ten pounds.
19:17: And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant:
because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority
over ten cities.
19:18: And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound
hath gained five pounds.
19:19: And he said likewise to him, Be thou also
over five cities.
19:20: And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here
is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
19:21: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere
man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that
thou didst not sow.
19:22: And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth
will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was
an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that
I did not sow:
19:23: Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into
the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with
19:24: And he said unto them that stood by, Take
from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
19:25: (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten
19:26: For I say unto you, That unto every one which
hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he
hath shall be taken away from him.
19:27: But those mine enemies, which would not that
I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
19:28: And when he had thus spoken, he went before,
ascending up to Jerusalem.
19:29: And it came to pass, when he was come nigh
to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives,
he sent two of his disciples,
19:30: Saying, Go ye into the village over against
you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied,
whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
19:31: And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him?
thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
19:32: And they that were sent went their way, and
found even as he had said unto them.
19:33: And as they were loosing the colt, the owners
thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34: And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
19:35: And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast
their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
19:36: And as he went, they spread their clothes
in the way.
19:37: And when he was come nigh, even now at the
descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the
mighty works that they had seen;
19:38: Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in
the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
19:39: And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude
said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40: And he answered and said unto them, I tell
you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately
19:41: And when he was come near, he beheld the city,
and wept over it,
19:42: Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at
least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace!
but now they are hid from thine eyes.
19:43: For the days shall come upon thee, that thine
enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round,
and keep thee in on every side,
19:44: And shall lay thee even with the ground, and
thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one
stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
19:45: And he went into the temple, and began to
cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
19:46: Saying unto them, It is written, My house
is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
19:47: And he taught daily in the temple. But the
chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought
to destroy him,
19:48: And could not find what they might do: for
all the people were very attentive to hear him.
20:1: And it came to pass, that on one of those days,
as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel,
the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,
20:2: And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what
authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee
20:3: And he answered and said unto them, I will
also ask you one thing; and answer me:
20:4: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or
20:5: And they reasoned with themselves, saying,
If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye
20:6: But and if we say, Of men; all the people will
stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
20:7: And they answered, that they could not tell
whence it was.
20:8: And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you
by what authority I do these things.
20:9: Then began he to speak to the people this parable;
A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen,
and went into a far country for a long time.
20:10: And at the season he sent a servant to the
husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard:
but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
20:11: And again he sent another servant: and they
beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away
20:12: And again he sent a third: and they wounded
him also, and cast him out.
20:13: Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall
I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence
him when they see him.
20:14: But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned
among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill
him, that the inheritance may be ours.
20:15: So they cast him out of the vineyard, and
killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto
20:16: He shall come and destroy these husbandmen,
and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it,
they said, God forbid.
20:17: And he beheld them, and said, What is this
then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the
same is become the head of the corner?
20:18: Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall
be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him
20:19: And the chief priests and the scribes the
same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people:
for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
20:20: And they watched him, and sent forth spies,
which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold
of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and
authority of the governor.
20:21: And they asked him, saying, Master, we know
that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou
the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
20:22: Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar,
20:23: But he perceived their craftiness, and said
unto them, Why tempt ye me?
20:24: Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription
hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
20:25: And he said unto them, Render therefore unto
Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which
20:26: And they could not take hold of his words
before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held
20:27: Then came to him certain of the Sadducees,
which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
20:28: Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any
man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children,
that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto
20:29: There were therefore seven brethren: and the
first took a wife, and died without children.
20:30: And the second took her to wife, and he died
20:31: And the third took her; and in like manner
the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
20:32: Last of all the woman died also.
20:33: Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of
them is she? for seven had her to wife.
20:34: And Jesus answering said unto them, The children
of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
20:35: But they which shall be accounted worthy to
obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither
marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36: Neither can they die any more: for they are
equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the
children of the resurrection.
20:37: Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed
at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
20:38: For he is not a God of the dead, but of the
living: for all live unto him.
20:39: Then certain of the scribes answering said,
Master, thou hast well said.
20:40: And after that they durst not ask him any
question at all.
20:41: And he said unto them, How say they that Christ
is David's son?
20:42: And David himself saith in the book of Psalms,
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
20:43: Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
20:44: David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he
then his son?
20:45: Then in the audience of all the people he
said unto his disciples,
20:46: Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk
in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest
seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
20:47: Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew
make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
21:1: And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting
their gifts into the treasury.
21:2: And he saw also a certain poor widow casting
in thither two mites.
21:3: And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that
this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
21:4: For all these have of their abundance cast
in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast
in all the living that she had.
21:5: And as some spake of the temple, how it was
adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
21:6: As for these things which ye behold, the days
will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down.
21:7: And they asked him, saying, Master, but when
shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these
things shall come to pass?
21:8: And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:
for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time
draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
21:9: But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions,
be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but
the end is not by and by.
21:10: Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
21:11: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,
and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs
shall there be from heaven.
21:12: But before all these, they shall lay their
hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues,
and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my
21:13: And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
21:14: Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to
meditate before what ye shall answer:
21:15: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which
all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
21:16: And ye shall be betrayed both by parents,
and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall
they cause to be put to death.
21:17: And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
21:18: But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
21:19: In your patience possess ye your souls.
21:20: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed
with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21:21: Then let them which are in Judaea flee to
the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart
out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
21:22: For these be the days of vengeance, that all
things which are written may be fulfilled.
21:23: But woe unto them that are with child, and
to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great
distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
21:24: And they shall fall by the edge of the sword,
and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem
shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the
Gentiles be fulfilled.
21:25: And there shall be signs in the sun, and in
the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,
with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
21:26: Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for
looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for
the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
21:27: And then shall they see the Son of man coming
in a cloud with power and great glory.
21:28: And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth
21:29: And he spake to them a parable; Behold the
fig tree, and all the trees;
21:30: When they now shoot forth, ye see and know
of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
21:31: So likewise ye, when ye see these things come
to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
21:32: Verily I say unto you, This generation shall
not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
21:33: Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away.
21:34: And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time
your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and
cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
21:35: For as a snare shall it come on all them that
dwell on the face of the whole earth.
21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that
ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall
come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
21:37: And in the day time he was teaching in the
temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that
is called the mount of Olives.
21:38: And all the people came early in the morning
to him in the temple, for to hear him.
22:1: Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh,
which is called the Passover.
22:2: And the chief priests and scribes sought how
they might kill him; for they feared the people.
22:3: Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot,
being of the number of the twelve.
22:4: And he went his way, and communed with the
chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
22:5: And they were glad, and covenanted to give
22:6: And he promised, and sought opportunity to
betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
22:7: Then came the day of unleavened bread, when
the passover must be killed.
22:8: And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and
prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
22:9: And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that
22:10: And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are
entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher
of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
22:11: And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house,
The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I
shall eat the passover with my disciples?
22:12: And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished:
there make ready.
22:13: And they went, and found as he had said unto
them: and they made ready the passover.
22:14: And when the hour was come, he sat down, and
the twelve apostles with him.
22:15: And he said unto them, With desire I have
desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
22:16: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat
thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17: And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and
said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
22:18: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the
fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
22:19: And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake
it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given
for you: this do in remembrance of me.
22:20: Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,
This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
22:21: But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth
me is with me on the table.
22:22: And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was
determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
22:23: And they began to enquire among themselves,
which of them it was that should do this thing.
22:24: And there was also a strife among them, which
of them should be accounted the greatest.
22:25: And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles
exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority
upon them are called benefactors.
22:26: But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest
among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as
he that doth serve.
22:27: For whether is greater, he that sitteth at
meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but
I am among you as he that serveth.
22:28: Ye are they which have continued with me in
22:29: And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father
hath appointed unto me;
22:30: That ye may eat and drink at my table in my
kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31: And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan
hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
22:32: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith
fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
22:33: And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to
go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
22:34: And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock
shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that
thou knowest me.
22:35: And he said unto them, When I sent you without
purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said,
22:36: Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath
a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that
hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
22:37: For I say unto you, that this that is written
must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the
transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
22:38: And they said, Lord, behold, here are two
swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
22:39: And he came out, and went, as he was wont,
to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
22:40: And when he was at the place, he said unto
them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
22:41: And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's
cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
22:42: Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove
this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
22:43: And there appeared an angel unto him from
heaven, strengthening him.
22:44: And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down
to the ground.
22:45: And when he rose up from prayer, and was come
to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
22:46: And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and
pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
22:47: And while he yet spake, behold a multitude,
and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them,
and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
22:48: But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest
thou the Son of man with a kiss?
22:49: When they which were about him saw what would
follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
22:50: And one of them smote the servant of the high
priest, and cut off his right ear.
22:51: And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus
far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
22:52: Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and
captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him,
Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
22:53: When I was daily with you in the temple, ye
stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and
the power of darkness.
22:54: Then took they him, and led him, and brought
him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
22:55: And when they had kindled a fire in the midst
of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among
22:56: But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by
the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was
also with him.
22:57: And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him
22:58: And after a little while another saw him,
and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
22:59: And about the space of one hour after another
confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was
with him: for he is a Galilaean.
22:60: And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou
sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
22:61: And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter.
And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto
him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
22:62: And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
22:63: And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and
22:64: And when they had blindfolded him, they struck
him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that
22:65: And many other things blasphemously spake
they against him.
22:66: And as soon as it was day, the elders of the
people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and
led him into their council, saying,
22:67: Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said
unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
22:68: And if I also ask you, ye will not answer
me, nor let me go.
22:69: Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the
right hand of the power of God.
22:70: Then said they all, Art thou then the Son
of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
22:71: And they said, What need we any further witness?
for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
23:1: And the whole multitude of them arose, and
led him unto Pilate.
23:2: And they began to accuse him, saying, We found
this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute
to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
23:3: And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the
King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
23:4: Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to
the people, I find no fault in this man.
23:5: And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth
up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee
to this place.
23:6: When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether
the man were a Galilaean.
23:7: And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto
Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was
at Jerusalem at that time.
23:8: And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding
glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because
he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some
miracle done by him.
23:9: Then he questioned with him in many words;
but he answered him nothing.
23:10: And the chief priests and scribes stood and
vehemently accused him.
23:11: And Herod with his men of war set him at nought,
and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him
again to Pilate.
23:12: And the same day Pilate and Herod were made
friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
23:13: And Pilate, when he had called together the
chief priests and the rulers and the people,
23:14: Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto
me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having
examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching
those things whereof ye accuse him:
23:15: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him;
and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
23:16: I will therefore chastise him, and release
23:17: (For of necessity he must release one unto
them at the feast.)
23:18: And they cried out all at once, saying, Away
with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23:19: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city,
and for murder, was cast into prison.)
23:20: Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus,
spake again to them.
23:21: But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify
23:22: And he said unto them the third time, Why,
what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him:
I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
23:23: And they were instant with loud voices, requiring
that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the
chief priests prevailed.
23:24: And Pilate gave sentence that it should be
as they required.
23:25: And he released unto them him that for sedition
and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he
delivered Jesus to their will.
23:26: And as they led him away, they laid hold upon
one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they
laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
23:27: And there followed him a great company of
people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
23:28: But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters
of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for
23:29: For, behold, the days are coming, in the which
they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never
bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
23:30: Then shall they begin to say to the mountains,
Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
23:31: For if they do these things in a green tree,
what shall be done in the dry?
23:32: And there were also two other, malefactors,
led with him to be put to death.
23:33: And when they were come to the place, which
is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors,
one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for
they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast
23:35: And the people stood beholding. And the rulers
also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save
himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
23:36: And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to
him, and offering him vinegar,
23:37: And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews,
23:38: And a superscription also was written over
him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING
OF THE JEWS.
23:39: And one of the malefactors which were hanged
railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40: But the other answering rebuked him, saying,
Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
23:41: And we indeed justly; for we receive the due
reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
23:42: And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me
when thou comest into thy kingdom.
23:43: And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto
thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
23:44: And it was about the sixth hour, and there
was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45: And the sun was darkened, and the veil of
the temple was rent in the midst.
23:46: And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice,
he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having
said thus, he gave up the ghost.
23:47: Now when the centurion saw what was done,
he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
23:48: And all the people that came together to that
sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts,
23:49: And all his acquaintance, and the women that
followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
23:50: And, behold, there was a man named Joseph,
a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
23:51: (The same had not consented to the counsel
and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who
also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
23:52: This man went unto Pilate, and begged the
body of Jesus.
23:53: And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen,
and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never
man before was laid.
23:54: And that day was the preparation, and the
sabbath drew on.
23:55: And the women also, which came with him from
Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his
body was laid.
23:56: And they returned, and prepared spices and
ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
24:1: Now upon the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices
which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
24:2: And they found the stone rolled away from the
24:3: And they entered in, and found not the body
of the Lord Jesus.
24:4: And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed
thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
24:5: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their
faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living
among the dead?
24:6: He is not here, but is risen: remember how
he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7: Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into
the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise
24:8: And they remembered his words,
24:9: And returned from the sepulchre, and told all
these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
24:10: It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary
the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which
told these things unto the apostles.
24:11: And their words seemed to them as idle tales,
and they believed them not.
24:12: Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre;
and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves,
and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
24:13: And, behold, two of them went that same day
to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore
24:14: And they talked together of all these things
which had happened.
24:15: And it came to pass, that, while they communed
together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with
24:16: But their eyes were holden that they should
not know him.
24:17: And he said unto them, What manner of communications
are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
24:18: And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas,
answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem,
and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in
24:19: And he said unto them, What things? And they
said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet
mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
24:20: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered
him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
24:21: But we trusted that it had been he which should
have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third
day since these things were done.
24:22: Yea, and certain women also of our company
made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
24:23: And when they found not his body, they came,
saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said
that he was alive.
24:24: And certain of them which were with us went
to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said:
but him they saw not.
24:25: Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow
of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
24:26: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things,
and to enter into his glory?
24:27: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets,
he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning
24:28: And they drew nigh unto the village, whither
they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
24:29: But they constrained him, saying, Abide with
us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he
went in to tarry with them.
24:30: And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with
them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
24:31: And their eyes were opened, and they knew
him; and he vanished out of their sight.
24:32: And they said one to another, Did not our
heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and
while he opened to us the scriptures?
24:33: And they rose up the same hour, and returned
to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them
that were with them,
24:34: Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath
appeared to Simon.
24:35: And they told what things were done in the
way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
24:36: And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood
in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
24:37: But they were terrified and affrighted, and
supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:38: And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
24:39: Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I
myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,
as ye see me have.
24:40: And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them
his hands and his feet.
24:41: And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
24:42: And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish,
and of an honeycomb.
24:43: And he took it, and did eat before them.
24:44: And he said unto them, These are the words
which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things
must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and
in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
24:45: Then opened he their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures,
24:46: And said unto them, Thus it is written, and
thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the
24:47: And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at
24:48: And ye are witnesses of these things.
24:49: And, behold, I send the promise of my Father
upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
with power from on high.
24:50: And he led them out as far as to Bethany,
and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
24:51: And it came to pass, while he blessed them,
he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
24:52: And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy:
24:53: And were continually in the temple, praising
and blessing God. Amen.