The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the
Son of God. Even as it is written in Isaiah the
prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare
thy way. The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;
John came, who baptized in the wilderness and
preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins.
And there went out unto him all the country of
Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem; And they were baptized of him in the
river Jordan, confessing their sins. And John was
clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his
loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey. And he
preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than I, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize you
in the Holy Spirit. And it came to pass in those
days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John
in the Jordan. And straightway coming up out of
the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove
descending upon him: And a voice came out of the
heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth
into the wilderness. And he was in the
wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; And he was with the wild beasts;
And the angels ministered unto him. Now after
John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of
God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.
And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw
Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they
were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye
after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
And straightway they left the nets, and followed
him. And going on a little further, he saw James
the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat
mending the nets. And straightway he called
them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired
servants, and went after him. And they go into
Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the
synagogue and taught. And they were astonished
at his teaching: For he taught them as having authority, and not as the
scribes. And straightway there was in their
synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus thou
Nazarene? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy
One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold
thy peace, and come out of him. And the unclean
spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
And they were all amazed, insomuch that they
questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with
authority he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
And the report of him went out straightway
everywhere into all the region of Galilee round about.
And straightway, when they were come out of the
synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and
John. Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a
fever; and straightway they tell him of her: and
he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left
her, and she ministered unto them. And at even,
when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were sick, and them
that were possessed with demons. And all the
city was gathered together at the door. And he
healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out many demons;
and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him.
And in the morning, a great while before day, he
rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.
And Simon and they that were with him followed
after him; and they found him, and say unto him,
All are seeking thee. And he says unto them,
Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for
to this end came I forth. And he went into their
synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.
And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him,
and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst
make me clean. And being moved with compassion,
he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and says unto him, I will;
be thou made clean. And straightway the leprosy
departed from him, and he was made clean. And he
strictly charged him, and straightway sent him out,
and says unto him, See thou say nothing to any
man: but go show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the
things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
But he went out, and began to publish it much,
and to spread abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly
enter into a city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him
from every quarter.
And when he entered again into Capernaum after
some days, it was noised that he was in the house.
And many were gathered together, so that there
was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he
spake the word unto them. And they come, bringing
unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.
And when they could not come nigh unto him for
the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken
it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.
And Jesus seeing their faith says unto the sick
of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven. But
there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their
hearts, Why doth this man thus speak? he
blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one, even God?
And straightway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit
that they so reasoned within themselves, says unto them, Why reason ye
these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to
say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and
take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know
that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (he says to
the sick of the palsy), I say unto thee, Arise,
take up thy bed, and go unto thy house. And he
arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them all;
insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never
saw it on this fashion. And he went forth again
by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught
them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the
son of Alphaeus sitting at the place of toll, and he says unto
him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat
in his house, and many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his
disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw
that he was eating with the sinners and publicans, said unto his
disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and
sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he says unto
them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are
sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
And John's disciples and the Pharisees were
fasting: and they come and say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the
disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the
bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have
the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But
the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and
then will they fast in that day. No man seweth a
piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that which should fill it
up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made.
And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins;
else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine perisheth, and the skins:
but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins.
And it came to pass, that he was going on the
sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they
went, to pluck the ears. And the Pharisees said
unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
And he said unto them, Did ye never read what
David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with
him? How he entered into the house of God when
Abiathar was high priest, and ate the showbread, which it is not lawful to
eat save for the priests, and gave also to them that were with him?
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for
man, and not man for the sabbath: so that the
Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.
And he entered again into the synagogue; and
there was a man there who had his hand withered.
And they watched him, whether he would heal him
on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
And he says unto the man that had his hand
withered, Stand forth. And he says unto them, Is
it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? to save a life, or
to kill? But they held their peace. And when he
had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the hardening
of their heart, he says unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he
stretched it forth; and his hand was restored.
And the Pharisees went out, and straightway with
the Herodians took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
And Jesus with his disciples withdrew to the sea:
and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and from Judaea,
and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond
the Jordan, and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what
great things he did, came unto him. And he spake
to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because of the
crowd, lest they should throng him: for he had
healed many; insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed upon him that
they might touch him. And the unclean spirits,
whensoever they beheld him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou
art the Son of God. And he charged them much
that they should not make him known. And he
goeth up into the mountain, and calleth unto him whom he himself would;
and they went unto him. And he appointed twelve,
that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
and to have authority to cast out demons:
and Simon he surnamed Peter;
and James the son of Zebedee, and John
the brother of James; and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of
thunder: and Andrew, and Philip, and
Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of
Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. And
he cometh into a house. And the multitude cometh
together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
And when his friends heard it, they went out to
lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.
And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem
said, He hath Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons casteth he out
the demons. And he called them unto him, and
said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that
kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided
against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
And if Satan hath rise up against himself, and
is divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
But no one can enter into the house of the
strong man, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong
man; and then he will spoil his house.
Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be
forgiven unto the sons of men, and their blasphemies wherewith soever they
shall blaspheme: but whosoever shall blaspheme
against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is guilty of an
eternal sin: because they said, He hath an
unclean spirit. And there come his mother and
his brethren; and, standing without, they sent unto him, calling him.
And a multitude was sitting about him; and they
say unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
And he answereth them, and says, Who is my
mother and my brethren? And looking round on
them that sat round about him, he says, Behold, my mother and my
brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of
God, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
And again he began to teach by the sea side. And
there is gathered unto him a very great multitude, so that he entered into
a boat, and sat in the sea; and all the multitude were by the sea on the
land. And he taught them many things in parables,
and said unto them in his teaching, Hearken:
Behold, the sower went forth to sow: and it came
to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way side, and the birds
came and devoured it. And other fell on the rocky
ground, where it had not much earth; and straightway it sprang up,
because it had no deepness of earth: and when the
sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered
away. And other fell among the thorns, and the
thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
And others fell into the good ground, and yielded
fruit, growing up and increasing; and brought forth, thirtyfold, and
sixtyfold, and a hundredfold. And he said, Who
hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was
alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parables.
And he said unto them, Unto you is given the
mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all things
are done in parables: that seeing they may see,
and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest
haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven them.
And he says unto them, Know ye not this
parable? and how shall ye know all the parables?
The sower soweth the word.
And these are they by the way side, where the
word is sown; and when they have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and
taketh away the word which hath been sown in them.
And these in like manner are they that are sown
upon the rocky places, who, when they have heard the word,
straightway receive it with joy; and they have
no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or
persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they stumble.
And others are they that are sown among the
thorns; these are they that have heard the word,
and the cares of the world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke
the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And those
are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word, and
accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.
And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be
put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to be put on the
stand? For there is nothing hid, save that it
should be manifested; neither was anything made secret, but that it
should come to light. If any man hath ears to
hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take
heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto
you; and more shall be given unto you. For he
that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be
taken away even that which he hath. And he said,
So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;
and should sleep and rise night and day, and the
seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how.
The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the
blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he
putteth forth the sickle, because the harvest is come.
And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of
God? or in what parable shall we set it forth?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when
it is sown upon the earth, though it be less than all the seeds that are
upon the earth, yet when it is sown, groweth up,
and becometh greater than all the herbs, and putteth out great branches;
so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow thereof.
And with many such parables spake he the word
unto them, as they were able to hear it; and
without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own
disciples he expounded all things. And on that
day, when even was come, he says unto them, Let us go over unto the other
side. And leaving the multitude, they take him
with them, even as he was, in the boat. And other boats were with him.
And there ariseth a great storm of wind, and the
waves beat into the boat, insomuch that the boat was now filling.
And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the
cushion: and they awake him, and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not
that we perish? And he awoke, and rebuked the
wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and
there was a great calm. And he said unto them,
Why are ye fearful? have ye not yet faith? And
they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is this, that
even the wind and the sea obey him?
And they came to the other side of the sea, into
the country of the Gerasenes. And when he was
come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of the tombs a man
with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling in
the tombs: and no man could any more bind him, no, not with a chain;
because that he had been often bound with fetters
and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters
broken in pieces: and no man had strength to tame him.
And always, night and day, in the tombs and in
the mountains, he was crying out, and cutting himself with stones.
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and
worshipped him; and crying out with a loud voice,
he says, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High
God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not. For he
said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.
And he asked him, What is thy name? And he says
unto him, My name is Legion; for we are many.
And he besought him much that he would not send
them away out of the country. Now there was
there on the mountain side a great herd of swine feeding.
And they besought him, saying, Send us into the
swine, that we may enter into them. And he gave
them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered into the swine:
and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, in number about
two thousand; and they were drowned in the sea.
And they that fed them fled, and told it in the
city, and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come
to pass. And they come to Jesus, and behold him
that was possessed with demons sitting, clothed and in his right mind,
even him that had the legion: and they were afraid.
And they that saw it declared unto them how it
befell him that was possessed with demons, and concerning the swine.
And they began to beseech him to depart from
their borders. And as he was entering into the
boat, he that had been possessed with demons besought him that he might be
with him. And he suffered him not, but says
unto him, Go to thy house unto thy friends, and tell them how great things
the Lord hath done for thee, and how he had mercy on thee.
And he went his way, and began to publish in
Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men marvelled.
And when Jesus had crossed over again in the
boat unto the other side, a great multitude was gathered unto him; and he
was by the sea. And there cometh one of the
rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his
feet, and beseecheth him much, saying, My little
daughter is at the point of death: I pray thee, that thou come and
lay thy hands on her, that she may be made whole, and live.
And he went with him; and a great multitude
followed him, and they thronged him. And a
woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,
and had suffered many things of many physicians,
and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew
worse, having heard the things concerning Jesus,
came in the crowd behind, and touched his garment.
For she said, If I touch but his garments, I
shall be made whole. And straightway the
fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was
healed of her plague. And straightway Jesus,
perceiving in himself that the power proceeding from him had gone
forth, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my garments?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the
multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her that had
done this thing. But the woman fearing and
trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before
him, and told him all the truth. And he said
unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be
whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, they
come from the ruler of the synagogue's house saying, Thy daughter
is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further?
But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, says
unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.
And he suffered no man to follow with him, save
Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
And they come to the house of the ruler of the
synagogue; and he beholdeth a tumult, and many weeping and wailing
greatly. And when he was entered in, he says
unto them, Why make ye a tumult, and weep? the child is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But he,
having put them all forth, taketh the father of the child and her mother
and them that were with him, and goeth in where the child was.
And taking the child by the hand, he says unto
her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee,
Arise. And straightway the damsel rose up, and
walked; for she was twelve years old. And they were amazed straightway
with a great amazement. And he charged them much
that no man should know this: and he commanded that something
should be given her to eat.
And he went out from thence; and he cometh into
his own country; and his disciples follow him.
And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach
in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence
hath this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto
this man, and what mean such mighty works wrought by his hands?
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and
brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters
here with us? And they were offended in him. And
Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own
country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
And he could there do no mighty work, save that
he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And
he went round about the villages teaching. And he
calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two;
and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
and he charged them that they should take nothing
for their journey, save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, now
money in their purse; but to go shod with
sandals: and, said he, put not on two coats.
And he said unto them, Wheresoever ye enter into
a house, there abide till ye depart thence. And
whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go
forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony
unto them. And they went out, and preached that
men should repent. And they cast out many
demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
And king Herod heard thereof; for his
name had become known: and he said, John the Baptizer is risen from the
dead, and therefore do these powers work in him.
But others said, It is Elijah. And others said,
It is a prophet, even as one of the prophets.
But Herod, when he heard thereof, said,
John, whom I beheaded, he is risen. For Herod
himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison
for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married
her. For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful
for thee to have thy brother's wife. And
Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him; and she could
not; for Herod feared John, knowing that he was
a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was
much perplexed; and he heard him gladly. And
when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper
to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;
and when the daughter of Herodias herself came
in and danced, she pleased Herod and them that sat at meat with him; and
the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will
give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever
thou will ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
And she went out, and said unto her mother, What
shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptizer.
And she came in straightway with haste unto the
king, and asked, saying, I will that thou forthwith give me on a platter
the head of John the Baptist. And the king was
exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at
meat, he would not reject her. And straightway
the king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and commanded to bring his
head: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
and brought his head on a platter, and gave it
to the damsel; and the damsel gave it to her mother.
And when his disciples heard thereof,
they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
And the apostles gather themselves together unto
Jesus; and they told him all things, whatsoever they had done, and
whatsoever they had taught. And he says unto
them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For
there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to
eat. And they went away in the boat to a desert
place apart. And the people saw them
going, and many knew them, and they ran together there on foot from
all the cities, and outwent them. And he came
forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, because
they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many
things. And when the day was now far spent, his
disciples came unto him, and said, The place is desert, and the day is now
far spent; send them away, that they may go into
the country and villages round about, and buy themselves somewhat to eat.
But he answered and said unto them, Give ye them
to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings'
worth of bread, and give them to eat? And he
says unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they
knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. And he
commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green grass.
And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by
fifties. And he took the five loaves and the two
fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake the loaves; and he
gave to the disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he
among them all. And they all ate, and were
filled. And they took up broken pieces, twelve
basketfuls, and also of the fishes. And they
that ate the loaves were five thousand men. And
straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to go
before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself
sendeth the multitude away. And after he had
taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray.
And when even was come, the boat was in the
midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And
seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them,
about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the
sea; and he would have passed by them: but they,
when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and
cried out; for they all saw him, and were
troubled. But he straightway spake with them, and says unto them, Be of
good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went
up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed
in themselves; for they understood not
concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
And when they had crossed over, they came to the
land unto Gennesaret, and moored to the shore.
And when they were come out of the boat,
straightway the people knew him, and ran
round about that whole region, and began to carry about on their beds
those that were sick, where they heard he was.
And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or
into cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces,
and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his
garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
And there are gathered together unto him the
Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
and had seen that some of his disciples ate their
bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.
(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they
wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;
and when they come from the market-place,
except they bathe themselves, they eat not; and many other things there
are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and
brasen vessels.) And the Pharisees and the
scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of
the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands?
And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy
of you hypocrites, as it is written,
This people honoreth me with their lips,
But their heart is far from me.
But in vain do they worship me,
Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast
the tradition of men. And he said unto them, Full
well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition.
For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother;
and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:
but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or
his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is
Corban, that is to say, Given to God; ye
no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;
making void the word of God by your tradition,
which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.
And he called to him the multitude again, and
said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand:
there is nothing from without the man, that
going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man
are those that defile the man. If any man
hath ears to hear, let him hear. And when he
was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him
the parable. And he says unto them, Are ye so
without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without
goeth into the man, it cannot defile him;
because it goeth not into his heart, but into
his belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, making all
meats clean. And he said, That which proceedeth
out of the man, that defileth the man. For from
within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications,
thefts, murders, adulteries, covetings,
wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride,
foolishness: all these evil things proceed from
within, and defile the man. And from thence he
arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered
into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not be hid.
But straightway a woman, whose little daughter
had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his
feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a
Syrophoenician by race. And she besought him that he would cast forth the
demon out of her daughter. And he said unto her,
Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the
children's bread and cast it to the dogs. But
she answered and says unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table
eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto
her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter.
And she went away unto her house, and found the
child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.
And again he went out from the borders of Tyre,
and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the
borders of Decapolis. And they bring unto him
one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech
him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him
aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and
he spat, and touched his tongue; and looking up
to heaven, he sighed, and says unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
And his ears were opened, and the bond of his
tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he
charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them,
so much the more a great deal they published it.
And they were beyond measure astonished, saying,
He hath done all things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the
dumb to speak.
In those days, when there was again a great
multitude, and they had nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples,
and says unto them, I have compassion on the
multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing
to eat: and if I send them away fasting to their
home, they will faint on the way; and some of them are come from far.
And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one
be able to fill these men with bread here in a desert place?
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And
they said, Seven. And he commandeth the multitude
to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and having given
thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, to set before them; and they
set them before the multitude. And they had a few
small fishes: and having blessed them, he commanded to set these also
before them. And they ate, and were filled: and
they took up, of broken pieces that remained over, seven baskets.
And they were about four thousand: and he sent
them away. And straightway he entered into the
boat with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
And the Pharisees came forth, and began to
question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, trying him.
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and says,
Why doth this generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall
no sign be given unto this generation. And he
left them, and again entering into the boat departed to the other
side. And they forgot to take bread; and they
had not in the boat with them more than one loaf.
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware
of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
And they reasoned one with another, saying, We
have no bread. And Jesus perceiving it says
unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? do ye not yet
perceive, neither understand? have ye your heart hardened?
Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear
ye not? and do ye not remember? When I brake the
five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken
pieces took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
And when the seven among the four thousand, how
many basketfuls of broken pieces took ye up? And they say unto him, Seven.
And he said unto them, Do ye not yet understand?
And they come unto Bethsaida. And they bring to
him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him.
And he took hold of the blind man by the hand,
and brought him out of the village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and
laid his hands upon him, he asked him, Seest thou aught?
And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I
behold them as trees, walking. Then again
he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked stedfastly, and was
restored, and saw all things clearly. And he
sent him away to his home, saying, Do not even enter into the village.
And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, into
the villages of Caesarea Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples,
saying unto them, Who do men say that I am? And
they told him, saying, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but others,
One of the prophets. And he asked them, But who
say ye that I am? Peter answereth and says unto him, Thou art the Christ.
And he charged them that they should tell no man
of him. And he began to teach them, that the Son
of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the
chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise
again. And he spake the saying openly. And Peter
took him, and began to rebuke him. But he
turning about, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and says, Get
thee behind me, Satan; for thou mindest not the things of God, but the
things of men. And he called unto him the
multitude with his disciples, and said unto them, If any man would come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever would save his life shall lose it;
and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save
it. For what doth it profit a man, to gain the
whole world, and forfeit his life? For what
should a man give in exchange for his life? For
whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and
sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he
cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
There are some here of them that stand by, who shall in no wise
taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come with power.
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter,
and James, and John, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by
themselves: and he was transfigured before them;
and his garments became glistering, exceeding
white, so as no fuller on earth can whiten them.
And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses:
and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter
answereth and says to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here: and let
us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
Elijah. For he knew not what to answer; for they
became sore afraid. And there came a cloud
overshadowing them: and there came a voice out of the cloud, This is my
beloved Son: hear ye him. And suddenly looking
round about, they saw no one any more, save Jesus only with themselves.
And as they were coming down from the mountain,
he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen,
save when the Son of man should have risen again from the dead.
And they kept the saying, questioning among
themselves what the rising again from the dead should mean.
And they asked him, saying, How is it
that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?
And he said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh
first, and restoreth all things: and how is it written of the Son of man,
that he should suffer many things and be set at nought?
But I say unto you, that Elijah is come, and
they have also done unto him whatsoever they would, even as it is written
of him. And when they came to the disciples,
they saw a great multitude about them, and scribes questioning with them.
And straightway all the multitude, when they saw
him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
And he asked them, What question ye with them?
And one of the multitude answered him, Teacher,
I brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit;
and wheresoever it taketh him, it dasheth him
down: and he foameth, and grindeth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake
to thy disciples that they should cast it out; and they were not able.
And he answereth them and says, O faithless
generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you?
bring him unto me. And they brought him unto
him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him grievously; and
he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And
he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto him?
And he said, From a child. And oft-times it hath
cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if
thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.
And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All
things are possible to him that believeth.
Straightway the father of the child cried out,
and said, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running
together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and
deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
And having cried out, and torn him much, he came
out: and the boy became as one dead; insomuch that the more part
said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the
hand, and raised him up; and he arose. And when
he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, How is
it that we could not cast it out? And he
said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
And they went forth from thence, and passed
through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
For he taught his disciples, and said unto them,
The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill
him; and when he is killed, after three days he shall rise again.
But they understood not the saying, and were
afraid to ask him. And they came to Capernaum:
and when he was in the house he asked them, What were ye reasoning on the
way? But they held their peace: for they had
disputed one with another on the way, who was the greatest.
And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he
says unto them, If any man would be first, he shall be last of all, and
servant of all. And he took a little child, and
set him in the midst of them: and taking him in his arms, he said unto
them, Whosoever shall receive one of such little
children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth
not me, but him that sent me. John said unto
him, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade
him, because he followed not us. But Jesus said,
Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a mighty work in my name,
and be able quickly to speak evil of me. For he
that is not against us is for us. For whosoever
shall give you a cup of water to drink, because ye are Christ's, verily I
say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
And whosoever shall cause one of these little
ones that believe on me to stumble, it were better for him if a great
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it
off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy
two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.
where their worm dieth not, and the fire is
not quenched. And if thy foot cause thee to
stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life halt, rather
than having thy two feet to be cast into hell.
where their worm dieth not, and the fire is
not quenched. And if thine eye cause thee to
stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to enter into the kingdom of God
with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell;
where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not
quenched. For every one shall be salted with
fire. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost
its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be
at peace one with another.
And he arose from thence and cometh into the
borders of Judaea and beyond the Jordan: and multitudes come together unto
him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked
him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? trying him.
And he answered and said unto them, What did
Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered
to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of
heart he wrote you this commandment. But from
the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and
mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the
two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one flesh.
What therefore God hath joined together, let not
man put asunder. And in the house the disciples
asked him again of this matter. And he says
unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another,
committeth adultery against her: and if she
herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she committeth
adultery. And they were bringing unto him
little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked
them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with
indignation, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto
me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter
therein. And he took them in his arms, and
blessed them, laying his hands upon them. And
as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to
him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit
eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? none is good save one, even God.
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do
not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not
defraud, Honor thy father and mother. And he
said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my youth.
And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said
unto him, One thing thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give
to the poor, and thou will have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
But his countenance fell at the saying, and he
went away sorrowful: for he was one that had great possessions.
And Jesus looked round about, and says unto
his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the
kingdom of God! And the disciples were amazed
at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and says unto them, Children,
how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of
God! It is easier for a camel to go through a
needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they were astonished exceedingly, saying
unto him, Then who can be saved? Jesus looking
upon them says, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for all
things are possible with God. Peter began to
say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no
man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father,
or children, or lands, for my sake, and for the gospel's sake,
but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this
time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and
lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
But many that are first shall be last;
and the last first. And they were on the way,
going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them: and they were
amazed; and they that followed were afraid. And he took again the twelve,
and began to tell them the things that were to happen unto him,
saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem;
and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and the
scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto
the Gentiles: and they shall mock him, and
shall spit upon him, and shall scourge him, and shall kill him; and after
three days he shall rise again. And there come
near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him,
Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of
thee. And he said unto them, What would ye that
I should do for you? And they said unto him,
Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on
thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus
said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that
I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus
said unto them, The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism
that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
but to sit on my right hand or on my
left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath
been prepared. And when the ten heard it, they
began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John.
And Jesus called them to him, and says unto
them, Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord
it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them.
But it is not so among you: but whosoever would
become great among you, shall be your minister;
and whosoever would be first among you, shall
be servant of all. For the Son of man also came
not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom
for many. And they come to Jericho: and as he
went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son
of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the way side.
And when he heard that it was Jesus the
Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have
mercy on me. And many rebuked him, that he
should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of
David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still,
and said, Call ye him. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of
good cheer: rise, he calleth thee. And he,
casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
And Jesus answered him, and said, What wilt
thou that I should do unto thee? And the blind man said unto him, Rabboni,
that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said
unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And straightway he
received his sight, and followed him in the way.
And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto
Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his
disciples, and says unto them, Go your way into
the village that is over against you: and straightway as ye enter into it,
ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and
bring him. And if any one say unto you, Why do
ye this? say ye, The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send
him back hither. And they went away, and found a
colt tied at the door without in the open street; and they loose him.
And certain of them that stood there said unto
them, What do ye, loosing the colt? And they
said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.
And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on
him their garments; and he sat upon him. And
many spread their garments upon the way; and others branches, which they
had cut from the fields. And they that went
before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna; Blessed is he that
cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed
is the kingdom that cometh, the kingdom of our father David:
Hosanna in the highest. And he entered into
Jerusalem, into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all
things, it being now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
And on the morrow, when they were come out from
Bethany, he hungered. And seeing a fig tree
afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon:
and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the
season of figs. And he answered and said unto
it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples
heard it. And they come to Jerusalem: and he
entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them
that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers,
and the seats of them that sold the doves; and
he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple.
And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not
written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations?
but ye have made it a den of robbers. And the
chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy
him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his
teaching. And every evening he went forth out
of the city. And as they passed by in the
morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots.
And Peter calling to remembrance says unto
him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
And Jesus answering says unto them, Have faith
in God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall
say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall
not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says cometh to
pass; he shall have it. Therefore I say unto
you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive
them, and ye shall have them. And whensoever ye
stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father
also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your
Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was
walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the
scribes, and the elders; and they said unto
him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this
authority to do these things? And Jesus said
unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell
you by what authority I do these things. The
baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If
we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
But should we say, From men--they feared the
people: for all verily held John to be a prophet.
And they answered Jesus and say, We know not.
And Jesus says unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
And he began to speak unto them in parables. A
man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the
winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into
another country. And at the season he sent to
the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the
fruits of the vineyard. And they took him, and
beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he
sent unto them another servant; and him they wounded in the head, and
handled shamefully. And he sent another; and him
they killed: and many others; beating some, and killing some.
He had yet one, a beloved son: he sent him last
unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This
is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
And they took him, and killed him, and cast him
forth out of the vineyard. What therefore will
the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and
will give the vineyard unto others. Have ye not
read even this scripture:
The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
This was from the Lord,
And it is marvellous in our eyes?
And they sought to lay hold on him; and they
feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against
them: and they left him, and went away. And
they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that
they might catch him in talk. And when they
were come, they say unto him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and
carest not for any one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but of a
truth teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar,
or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give?
But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why make ye trial of me?
bring me a denarius, that I may see it. And
they brought it. And he says unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
And Jesus said unto them, Render unto Caesar
the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. And
they marvelled greatly at him. And there come
unto him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked
him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, If a
man's brother die, and leave a wife behind him, and leave no child, that
his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
There were seven brethren: and the first took a
wife, and dying left no seed; and the second
took her, and died, leaving no seed behind him; and the third likewise:
and the seven left no seed. Last of all the
woman also died. In the resurrection whose wife
shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
Jesus said unto them, Is it not for this cause
that ye err, that ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?
For when they shall rise from the dead, they
neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as angels in heaven.
But as touching the dead, that they are raised;
have ye not read in the book of Moses, in the place concerning the
Bush, how God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is
not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.
And one of the scribes came, and heard them
questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked
him, What commandment is the first of all?
Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel;
The Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou
will love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.
The second is this, Thou will love thy
neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth,
Teacher, thou hast well said that he is one; and there is none other but
he: and to love him with all the heart, and
with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love his
neighbor as himself, is much more than all whole burnt-offerings and
sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered
discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.
And no man after that durst ask him any question.
And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in
the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David?
David himself said in the Holy Spirit,
The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.
David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is
he his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
And in his teaching he said, Beware of the
scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and to have salutations
in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the
synagogues, and chief places at feasts: they
that devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these
shall receive greater condemnation. And he sat
down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money
into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
And there came a poor widow, and she cast in
two mites, which make a farthing. And he called
unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This
poor widow cast in more than all they that are casting into the treasury:
for they all did cast in of their superfluity;
but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her
And as he went forth out of the temple, one of
his disciples says unto him, Teacher, behold, what manner of stones and
what manner of buildings! And Jesus said unto
him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left here one
stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.
And as he sat on the mount of Olives over
against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him
privately, Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign when these things are all about to be
accomplished? And Jesus began to say unto them,
Take heed that no man lead you astray. Many
shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and shall lead many astray.
And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of
wars, be not troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but
the end is not yet. For nation shall rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in
divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of
travail. But take ye heed to yourselves: for
they shall deliver you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be
beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand for my sake, for a
testimony unto them. And the gospel must first
be preached unto all the nations. And when they
lead you to judgment, and deliver you up, be not anxious beforehand
what ye shall speak: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that
speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
And brother shall deliver up brother to death,
and the father his child; and children shall rise up against parents, and
cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be
hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the
same shall be saved. But when ye see the
abomination of desolation standing where he ought not (let him that
readeth understand), then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the
mountains: and let him that is on the housetop
not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out his house:
and let him that is in the field not return
back to take his cloak. But woe unto them that
are with child and to them that give suck in those days!
And pray ye that it be not in the winter.
For those days shall be tribulation, such as
there hath not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God
created until now, and never shall be. And
except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved;
but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo,
here is the Christ; or, Lo, there; believe it not:
for there shall arise false Christs and false
prophets, and shall show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if
possible, the elect. But take ye heed: behold,
I have told you all things beforehand. But in
those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the
moon shall not give her light, and the stars
shall be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens shall
be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of
man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
And then shall he send forth the angels, and
shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost
part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when
her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know
that the summer is nigh; even so ye also, when
ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that he is nigh, even
at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This
generation shall not pass away, until all these things be accomplished.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away. But of that day or that
hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but
the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for
ye know not when the time is. It is as
when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house,
and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also
the porter to watch. Watch therefore: for ye
know not when the lord of the house cometh, whether at even, or at
midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;
lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Now after two days was the feast of the
passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes
sought how they might take him with subtlety, and kill him:
for they said, Not during the feast, lest haply
there shall be a tumult of the people. And while
he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat,
there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very
costly; and she brake the cruse, and poured it over his head.
But there were some that had indignation among
themselves, saying, To what purpose hath this waste of the ointment
been made? For this ointment might have been
sold for above three hundred shillings, and given to the poor. And they
murmured against her. But Jesus said, Let her
alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
For ye have the poor always with you, and
whensoever ye will ye can do them good: but me ye have not always.
She hath done what she could; she hath anointed
my body beforehand for the burying. And verily I
say unto you, Wheresoever the gospel shall be preached throughout the
whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a
memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, he that
was one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests, that he might
deliver him unto them. And they, when they
heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he
might conveniently deliver him unto them.
And on the first day of unleavened bread, when
they sacrificed the passover, his disciples say unto him, Where wilt thou
that we go and make ready that thou mayest eat the passover?
And he sendeth two of his disciples, and says
unto them, Go into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a
pitcher of water: follow him; and wheresoever
he shall enter in, say to the master of the house, The Teacher says,
Where is my guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my
disciples? And he will himself show you a large
upper room furnished and ready: and there make ready for us.
And the disciples went forth, and came into the
city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the
passover. And when it was evening he cometh
with the twelve. And as they sat and were
eating, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you shall betray me,
even he that eateth with me. They began
to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I?
And he said unto them, It is one of the
twelve, he that dippeth with me in the dish.
For the Son of man goeth, even as it is written
of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed!
good were it for that man if he had not been born.
And as they were eating, he took bread, and
when he had blessed, he brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take ye:
this is my body. And he took a cup, and when he
had given thanks, he gave to them: and they all drank of it.
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the
covenant, which is poured out for many. Verily
I say unto you, I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that
day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out
unto the mount of Olives. And Jesus says unto
them, All ye shall be offended: for it is written, I will smite the
shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad.
Howbeit, after I am raised up, I will go before
you into Galilee. But Peter said unto him,
Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
And Jesus says unto him, Verily I say unto
thee, that thou to-day, even this night, before the cock crow
twice, will deny me thrice. But he spake
exceedingly vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will not deny thee. And
in like manner also said they all. And they
come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he says unto his
disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray. And he
taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed,
and sore troubled. And he says unto them, My
soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide ye here, and watch.
And he went forward a little, and fell on the
ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away
from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things
are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will,
but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth
them sleeping, and says unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou
not watch one hour? Watch and pray, that ye
enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is
weak. And again he went away, and prayed,
saying the same words. And again he came, and
found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they knew not
what to answer him. And he cometh the third
time, and says unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough;
the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of
sinners. Arise, let us be going: behold, he
that betrayeth me is at hand. And straightway,
while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a
multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes
and the elders. Now he that betrayed him had
given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him,
and lead him away safely. And when he was come,
straightway he came to him, and says, Rabbi; and kissed him.
And they laid hands on him, and took him.
But a certain one of them that stood by drew
his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his
ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are
ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves to seize me?
I was daily with you in the temple teaching,
and ye took me not: but this is done that the scriptures might be
fulfilled. And they all left him, and fled.
And a certain young man followed with him,
having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body:
and they lay hold on him; but he left the linen
cloth, and fled naked. And they led Jesus away
to the high priest: and there come together with him all the chief priests
and the elders and the scribes. And Peter had
followed him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest; and
he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of
the fire. Now the chief priests and the
whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found
it not. For many bare false witness against
him, and their witness agreed not together. And
there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple
that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made
without hands. And not even so did their
witness agree together. And the high priest
stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
what is it which these witness against thee?
But he held his peace, and answered nothing.
Again the high priest asked him, and says unto him, Art thou the Christ,
the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am:
and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and
coming with the clouds of heaven. And the high
priest rent his clothes, and says, What further need have we of
witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what
think ye? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
And some began to spit on him, and to cover his
face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the officers
received him with blows of their hands. And as
Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids of the high
priest; and seeing Peter warming himself, she
looked upon him, and says, Thou also wast with the Nazarene, even
Jesus. But he denied, saying, I neither know,
nor understand what thou sayest: and he went out into the porch; and the
cock crew. And the maid saw him, and began
again to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
But he again denied it. And after a little
while again they that stood by said to Peter, of a truth thou art
one of them; for thou art a Galilaean.
But he began to curse, and to swear, I know not
this man of whom ye speak. And straightway the
second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word, how that
Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou will deny me
thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
And straightway in the morning the chief priests
with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation,
and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the
Jews? And he answering says unto him, Thou sayest.
And the chief priests accused him of many
things. And Pilate again asked him, saying,
Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they accuse thee of.
But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch
that Pilate marvelled. Now at the feast he used
to release unto them one prisoner, whom they asked of him.
And there was one called Barabbas, lying
bound with them that had made insurrection, men who in the insurrection
had committed murder. And the multitude went up
and began to ask him to do as he was wont to do unto them.
And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I
release unto you the King of the Jews? For he
perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
But the chief priests stirred up the multitude,
that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
And Pilate again answered and said unto them,
What then shall I do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
And they cried out again, Crucify him.
And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath
he done? But they cried out exceedingly, Crucify him.
And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude,
released unto them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged
him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him
away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the
whole band. And they clothe him with purple,
and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him;
and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the
Jews! And they smote his head with a reed, and
spat upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
And when they had mocked him, they took off
from him the purple, and put on him his garments. And they lead him out to
crucify him. And they compel one passing by,
Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and
Rufus, to go with them, that he might bear his cross.
And they bring him unto the place Golgotha,
which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh:
but he received it not. And they crucify him,
and part his garments among them, casting lots upon them, what each should
take. And it was the third hour, and they
crucified him. And the superscription of his
accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
And with him they crucify two robbers; one on
his right hand, and one on his left. And the
scripture was fulfilled, which says, And he was reckoned with
transgressors. And they that passed by
railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha! Thou that destroyest
the temple, and buildest it in three days, save
thyself, and come down from the cross. In like
manner also the chief priests mocking him among themselves with the
scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come
down from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were
crucified with him reproached him. And when the
sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the
ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being
interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And some of them that stood by, when they heard
it, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah. And one
ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave him
to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to take him
down. And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave
up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was
rent in two from the top to the bottom. And
when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up
the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
And there were also women beholding from afar:
among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
the less and of Joses, and Salome; who, when he
was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other
women that came up with him unto Jerusalem. And
when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day
before the sabbath, there came Joseph of
Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking
for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate, and asked for
the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled if he
were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him
whether he had been any while dead. And when he
learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him
down, wound him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been
hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother
of Joses beheld where he was laid.
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they
might come and anoint him. And very early on the
first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.
And they were saying among themselves, Who shall
roll us away the stone from the door of the tomb?
and looking up, they see that the stone is
rolled back: for it was exceeding great. And
entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side,
arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.
And he says unto them, Be not amazed: ye seek
Jesus, the Nazarene, who hath been crucified: he is risen; he is not here:
behold, the place where they laid him! But go,
tell his disciples and Peter, He goeth before you into Galilee: there
shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they
went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come
upon them: and they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.
Now when he was risen early on the first day of
the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out
seven demons. She went and told them that had
been with him, as they mourned and wept. And
they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her,
disbelieved. And after these things he was
manifested in another form unto two of them, as they walked, on their way
into the country. And they went away and told
it unto the rest: neither believed they them.
And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven
themselves as they sat at meat; and he upbraided them with their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they believed not them that had seen him
after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go
ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be
saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.
And these signs shall accompany them that
believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new
tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if
they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay
hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So
then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them, was received up into
heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
And they went forth, and preached everywhere,
the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that