The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the
son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and
Jacob begat Judah and his brethren; and Judah
begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hezron begat
Ram; and Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat
Nahshon; and Nahshon begat Salmon; and Salmon
begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
and Jesse begat David the king.
And David begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah;
and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat
Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa; and Asa begat
Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;
and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz;
and Ahaz begat Hezekiah; and Hezekiah begat
Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah;
and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at
the time of the carrying away to Babylon.
And after the carrying away to Babylon,
Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;
and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat
Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; and Azor begat
Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat
Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob
begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called
So all the generations from Abraham unto David
are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon
fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the
Christ fourteen generations.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:
When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came
together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man,
and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away
privily. But when he thought on these things,
behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph,
thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
And she shall bring forth a son; and thou will
call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their
sins. Now all this is come to pass, that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet,
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and
shall bring forth a son,
And they shall call his name Immanuel;
which is, being interpreted, God with us. And
Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded
him, and took unto him his wife; and knew her
not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in
the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to
Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King
of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
And when Herod the king heard it, he was
troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And
gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he
inquired of them where the Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea:
for thus it is written through the prophet,
And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Art in no wise least among the princes of Judah:
For out of thee shall come forth a governor,
Who shall be shepherd of my people Israel.
Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and
learned of them exactly what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and
search out exactly concerning the young child; and when ye have found
him, bring me word, that I also may come and worship him.
And they, having heard the king, went their way;
and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it
came and stood over where the young child was.
And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with
exceeding great joy. And they came into the
house and saw the young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and
worshipped him; and opening their treasures they offered unto him gifts,
gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being
warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod,
they departed into their own country another way.
Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of
the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young
child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell
thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
And he arose and took the young child and his
mother by night, and departed into Egypt; and
was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did I call my
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of
the Wise-men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male
children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two
years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned of
the Wise-men. Then was fulfilled that which was
spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
A voice was heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she would not be comforted, because they are not.
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the
Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,
Arise and take the young child and his mother,
and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead that sought the young
child's life. And he arose and took the young
child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning
over Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither;
and being warned of God in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of
Galilee, and came and dwelt in a city called
Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the
prophets, that he should be called a Nazarene.
And in those days cometh John the Baptist,
preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, saying,
Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah
the prophet, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ye ready the way of the Lord,
Make his paths straight.
Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair,
and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild
honey. Then went out unto him Jerusalem, and all
Judaea, and all the region round about the Jordan;
and they were baptized of him in the river
Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw
many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto
them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to
come? Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of
repentance: and think 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.
And even now the axe lieth at the root of the
trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn
down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize
you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than
I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy
Spirit and in fire: whose fan is in his
hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will
gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan
unto John, to be baptized of him. But John would
have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest
thou to me? But Jesus answering said unto him,
Suffer it now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.
Then he suffereth him. And Jesus when he was
baptized, went up straightway from the water: and lo, the heavens were
opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and
coming upon him; and lo, a voice out of the
heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the
wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when
he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered.
And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou
art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of
the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him into
the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
and says unto him, If thou art the Son of God,
cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee:
On their hands they shall bear thee up,
Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou
will not make trial of the Lord thy God. Again,
the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all
the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
and he said unto him, All these things will I
give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then says Jesus unto him, Get thee hence,
Satan: for it is written, Thou will worship the Lord thy God, and him
only will thou serve. Then the devil leaveth
him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he
withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he
came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the borders of
Zebulun and Naphtali: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
Toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
The people that sat in darkness
Saw a great light,
And to them that sat in the region and shadow of death,
To them did light spring up.
From that time began Jesus to preach, and to
say, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two
brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net
into the sea; for they were fishers. And he
says unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And they straightway left the nets, and followed
him. And going on from thence he saw two other
brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the
boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
And they straightway left the boat and their
father, and followed him.
And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all
manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people.
And the report of him went forth into all Syria:
and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases
and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he
healed them. And there followed him great
multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and
from beyond the Jordan.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the
mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:
and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the
kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be
called sons of God.
Blessed are they that have been persecuted for
righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men shall reproach
you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely,
for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for
great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that
were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt
have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a
hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light
a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto
all that are in the house. Even so let your
light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father who is in heaven.
Think not that I came to destroy the law or the
prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth
pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law,
till all things be accomplished. Whosoever
therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men
so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do
and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
For I say unto you, that except your
righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ye have heard that it was said to them of old
time, Thou will not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of
the judgment: but I say unto you, that every one
who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and
whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the
council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the
hell of fire. If therefore thou art offering thy
gift at the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught
against thee, leave there thy gift before the
altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come
and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary
quickly, while thou art with him in the way; lest haply the adversary
deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and
thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto
thee, thou will by no means come out thence, till thou have paid the last
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou will not
commit adultery: but I say unto you, that every
one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with
her already in his heart. And if thy right eye
causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy
whole body be cast into hell. And if thy right
hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy
whole body go into hell. It was said also,
Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of
divorcement: but I say unto you, that every one
that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh
her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away
Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of
old time, Thou will not forswear thyself, but will perform unto the Lord
thine oaths: but I say unto you, swear not at
all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God;
nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his
feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Neither will thou swear by thy head, for thou
canst not make one hair white or black. But let
your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these is
of the evil one.
Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an
eye, and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto
you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right
cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any
man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy
cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to
go one mile, go with him two. Give to him that
asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it was said, Thou will love
thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: but I say
unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;
that ye may be sons of your Father who is in
heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. For if
ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans
the same? And if ye salute your brethren only,
what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?
Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly
Father is perfect.
Take heed that ye do not your righteousness
before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father
who is in heaven. When therefore thou doest alms,
sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues
and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have received their reward. But when
thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father
who seeth in secret shall recompense thee.
And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the
hypocrites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have received their reward. But thou,
when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy
door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in
secret shall recompense thee. And in praying use
not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall
be heard for their much speaking. Be not
therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need
of, before ye ask him. After this manner
therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in
heaven, so on earth. Give us this day our daily
bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have
forgiven our debtors. And bring us not into
temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye
forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the
hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that
they may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have received
their reward. But thou, when thou fastest,
anoint thy head, and wash thy face; that thou be
not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in secret: and thy
Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the
earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and
steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in
heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not
break through nor steal: for where thy treasure
is, there will thy heart be also. The lamp of
the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body
shall be full of light. But if thine eye be
evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light
that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!
No man can serve two masters; for either he will
hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for
your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your
body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the
body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the
heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;
and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value then
they? And which of you by being anxious can add
one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why
are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how
they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if
God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow
is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O
ye of little faith? Be not therefore anxious,
saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall
we be clothed? For after all these things do the
Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all
these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and
his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the
morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be
judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy
brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast
out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of
thine own eye; and then will thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of
thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them
under their feet, and turn and rend you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that
seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son
shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone;
or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a
serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to
give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is
in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
All things therefore whatsoever ye would that
men should do unto you, even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law
and the prophets.
Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the
gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they
that enter in thereby. For narrow is the gate,
and straitened the way, that leadeth unto life, and few are they that find
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in
sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.
By their fruits ye shall know them. Do
men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good
fruit; but the corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire. Therefore by
their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one
that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;
but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did
we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy
name do many mighty works? And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Every one therefore that heareth these words of
mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his
house upon the rock: and the rain descended, and
the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and if fell
not: for it was founded upon the rock. And every
one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened
unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:
and the rain descended, and the floods came, and
the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished
these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching:
for he taught them as one having
authority, and not as their scribes.
And when he was come down from the mountain,
great multitudes followed him. And behold, there
came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean. And he stretched forth his
hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway
his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus says unto
him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer
the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
And when he was entered into Capernaum, there
came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and
saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house sick of the palsy, grievously
tormented. And he says unto him, I will come and
heal him. And the centurion answered and said,
Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but only say
the word, and my servant shall be healed. For I
also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to
this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my
servant, Do this, and he doeth it. And when
Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say
unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
And I say unto you, that many shall come from
the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and
Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the sons of
the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be
the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. And Jesus
said unto the centurion, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, so be
it done unto thee. And the servant was healed in that hour.
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he
saw his wife's mother lying sick of a fever. And
he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered
unto him. And when even was come, they brought
unto him many possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with a
word, and healed all that were sick: that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases.
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him,
he gave commandments to depart unto the other side.
And there came a scribe, and said unto him,
Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus says unto him, The foxes have holes,
and the birds of the heaven have nests; but the Son of man hath not
where to lay his head. And another of the
disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus says unto him, Follow me; and leave
the dead to bury their own dead.
And when he was entered into a boat, his
disciples followed him. And behold, there arose
a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the boat was covered with the
waves: but he was asleep. And they came to him,
and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish.
And he says unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye
of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and
there was a great calm. And the men marvelled,
saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey
And when he was come to the other side into the
country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming
forth out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by
that way. And behold, they cried out, saying,
What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to
torment us before the time? Now there was afar
off from them a herd of many swine feeding. And
the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into
the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go.
And they came out, and went into the swine: and behold, the whole herd
rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters.
And they that fed them fled, and went away into
the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to them that were
possessed with demons. And behold, all the city
came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him
that he would depart from their borders.
And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and
came into his own city. And behold, they brought
to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their
faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are
forgiven. And behold, certain of the scribes said
within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And
Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
For which is easier, to say, Thy sins are
forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye
may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (then
says he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up thy bed, and go up
unto thy house. And he arose, and departed to his
house. But when the multitudes saw it, they were
afraid, and glorified God, who had given such authority unto men.
And as Jesus passed by from thence, he saw a man,
called Matthew, sitting at the place of toll: and he says unto him,
Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the
house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and
his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it,
they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Teacher with the publicans
and sinners? But when he heard it, he said, They
that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick.
But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I
desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but
Then come to him the disciples of John, saying,
Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the
bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days
will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then
will they fast. And no man putteth a piece of
undressed cloth upon an old garment; for that which should fill it up
taketh from the garment, and a worse rent is made.
Neither do men put new wine into old
wine-skins: else the skins burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins
perish: but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins, and both are
While he spake these things unto them, behold,
there came a ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now
dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so
did his disciples. And behold, a woman, who
had an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the
border of his garment: for she said within
herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, Daughter,
be of good cheer; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made
whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into
the ruler's house, and saw the flute-players, and the crowd making a
tumult, he said, Give place: for the damsel is
not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
But when the crowd was put forth, he entered in,
and took her by the hand; and the damsel arose.
And the fame hereof went forth into all that
And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind
men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of
David. And when he was come into the house, the
blind men came to him: and Jesus says unto them, Believe ye that I am
able to do this? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to
your faith be it done unto you. And their eyes
were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know
it. But they went forth, and spread abroad his
fame in all that land.
And as they went forth, behold, there was
brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon.
And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man
spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in
Israel. But the Pharisees said, By the prince of
the demons casteth he out demons.
And Jesus went about all the cities and the
villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved
with compassion for them, because they were distressed and scattered, as
sheep not having a shepherd. Then says he unto
his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few.
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he send forth laborers into his harvest.
And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and
gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal
all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these:
The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the
son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the
publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who
also betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them,
saying, Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any
city of the Samaritans: but go rather to the
lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go,
preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the
lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.
Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
purses; no wallet for your journey,
neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his
food. And into whatsoever city or village ye
shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go
forth. And as ye enter into the house, salute
it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace
come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear
your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the
dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It
shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of
judgment, than for that city.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst
of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up
to councils, and in theirs synagogues they will scourge you;
yea and before governors and kings shall ye be
brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, be not anxious
how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye
shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but
the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
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 they persecute
you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall
not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a
servant above his lord. It is enough for the
disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they
have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his
household! Fear them not therefore: for there
is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be
known. What I tell you in the darkness, speak
ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the
house-tops. And be not afraid of them that kill
the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is
able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are
not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the
ground without your Father: but the very hairs
of your head are all numbered. Fear not
therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Every one therefore who shall confess me before
men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him
will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
Think not that I came to send peace on the
earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I came to set a man at variance against his
father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law: and a man's foes
shall be they of his own household. He
that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that
loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that doth not take his cross and follow
after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth
his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that
receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He
that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a
prophet's reward: and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a
righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of
these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple,
verily I say unto you he shall in no wise lose his reward.
And it came to pass when Jesus had finished
commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in
their cities. Now when John heard in the prison
the works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples
and said unto him, Art thou he that cometh, or
look we for another? And Jesus answered and said
unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye hear and see:
the blind receive their sight, and the lame
walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised
up, and the poor have good tidings preached to them.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no
occasion of stumbling in me.
And as these went their way, Jesus began to say
unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness
to behold? a reed shaken with the wind? But what
went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they
that wear soft raiment are in king's houses.
But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet?
Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
This is he, of whom it is written,
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
Who shall prepare thy way before thee.
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born
of women there hath not arisen a greater than John the Baptist: yet he
that is but little in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now
the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by
force. For all the prophets and the law
prophesied until John. And if ye are willing to
receive it, this is Elijah, that is to come.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It
is like unto children sitting in the marketplaces, who call unto their
fellows and say, We piped unto you, and ye did
not dance; we wailed, and ye did not mourn. For
John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and
they say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans
and sinners! And wisdom is justified by her works.
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein
most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee,
Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which
were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and
ashes. But I say unto you, it shall be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, will thou be exalted unto
heaven? thou will go down unto Hades: for if the mighty works had been
done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this
day. But I say unto you that it shall be more
tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
At that season Jesus answered and said, I thank
thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these
things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes:
yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy
sight. All things have been delivered unto me
of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth
any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to
reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that
labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I
am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day
through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck
ears and to eat. But the Pharisees, when they
saw it, said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not
lawful to do upon the sabbath. But he said unto
them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that
were with him; how he entered into the house of
God, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat,
neither for them that were with him, but only for the priests?
Or have ye not read in the law, that on the
sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are
guiltless? But I say unto you, that one greater
than the temple is here. But if ye had known
what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have
condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is
lord of the sabbath.
And he departed thence, and went into their
synagogue: and behold, a man having a withered
hand. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
that they might accuse him. And he said unto
them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if
this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and
lift it out? How much then is a man of more
value than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.
Then says he to the man, Stretch forth thy
hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.
But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel
against him, how they might destroy him.
And Jesus perceiving it withdrew from
thence: and many followed him; and he healed them all,
and charged them that they should not make him
known: that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
Behold, my servant whom I have chosen;
My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased:
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he shall declare judgment to the Gentiles.
He shall not strive, nor cry aloud;
Neither shall any one hear his voice in the streets.
A bruised reed shall he not break,
And smoking flax shall he not quench,
Till he send forth judgment unto victory.
And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a
demon, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the dumb man spake
and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed,
and said, Can this be the son of David? But
when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons,
but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons. And
knowing their thoughts he said unto them, Every kingdom divided against
itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against
itself shall not stand: and if Satan casteth
out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom
stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons,
by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons,
then is the kingdom of God come upon you. Or
how can one 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. He that is not with me is against
me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and
blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit
shall not be forgiven. And whosoever shall
speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but
whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven
him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.
Either make the tree good, and its fruit good;
or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by
its fruit. Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye,
being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the
mouth speaketh. The good man out of his good
treasure bringeth forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil
treasure bringeth forth evil things. And I say
unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give
account thereof in the day of judgment. For by
thy words thou will be justified, and by thy words thou will be
Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees
answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and
adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be
given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet: for
as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so
shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the
earth. The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at
the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the
ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater
than Solomon is here. But the unclean spirit,
when he is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless places, seeking
rest, and findeth it not. Then he says, I will
return into my house whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it
empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and
taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they
enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse
than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.
While he was yet speaking to the multitudes,
behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to
him. And one said unto him, Behold, thy mother
and thy brethren stand without, seeking to speak to thee.
But he answered and said unto him that told
him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
And he stretched forth his hand towards his
disciples, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren!
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father
who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat
by the sea side. And there were gathered unto
him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the
multitude stood on the beach. And he spake to
them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow;
and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the
way side, and the birds came and devoured them:
and others fell upon the rocky places, where
they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had
no deepness of earth: and when the sun was
risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered
away. And others fell upon the thorns; and the
thorns grew up and choked them: and others fell
upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty,
some thirty. He that hath ears, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why
speakest thou unto them in parables? And he
answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of
the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and
he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken
away even that which he hath. Therefore speak I
to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear
not, neither do they understand. And unto them
is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says,
By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand;
And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross,
And their ears are dull of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed;
Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And should turn again,
And I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and
your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto
you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which
ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard
them not. Hear then ye the parable of the
sower. When any one heareth the word of the
kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the evil one,
and snatcheth away that which hath been sown in his heart. This is he that
was sown by the way side. And he that was sown
upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth the word, and straightway
with joy receiveth it; yet hath he not root in
himself, but endureth for a while; and when tribulation or persecution
ariseth because of the word, straightway he stumbleth.
And he that was sown among the thorns, this is
he that heareth the word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness
of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
And he that was sown upon the good ground, this
is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth
fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Another parable set he before them, saying, The
kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:
but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed
tares also among the wheat, and went away. But
when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
also. And the servants of the householder came
and said unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence
then hath it tares? And he said unto them, An
enemy hath done this. And the servants say unto him, Wilt thou then that
we go and gather them up? But he says, Nay;
lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and
in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the
tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my
Another parable set he before them, saying, The
kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took,
and sowed in his field: which indeed is less
than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and
becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge in the
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom
of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three
measures of meal, till it was all leavened.
All these things spake Jesus in parables unto
the multitudes; and without a parable spake he nothing unto them:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
through the prophet, saying,
I will open my mouth in parables;
I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.
Then he left the multitudes, and went into the
house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the
parable of the tares of the field. And he
answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
and the field is the world; and the good seed,
these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil
one; and the enemy that sowed them is
the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are
angels. As therefore the tares are gathered up
and burned with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and
they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and
them that do iniquity, and shall cast them into
the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure
hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth
and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man
that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls: and
having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had,
and bought it.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a
net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
which, when it was filled, they drew up on the
beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad
they cast away. So shall it be in the end of
the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among
the righteous, and shall cast them into the
furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Have ye understood all these things? They say
unto him, Yea. And he said unto them, Therefore
every scribe who hath been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his
treasure things new and old.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished
these parables, he departed thence.
And coming into his own country he taught them
in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence
hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his
mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and
Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with
us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said
unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in
his own house. And he did not many mighty works
there because of their unbelief.
At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the
report concerning Jesus, and said unto his
servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and
therefore do these powers work in him. For Herod
had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake
of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For John
said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
And when he would have put him to death, he
feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of
Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod.
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her
whatsoever she should ask. And she, being put
forward by her mother, says, Give me here on a platter the head of John
the Baptist. And the king was grieved; but for
the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat at meat with him, he commanded
it to be given; and he sent and beheaded John
in the prison. And his head was brought on a
platter, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
And his disciples came, and took up the corpse,
and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.
Now when Jesus heard it, he withdrew
from thence in a boat, to a desert place apart: and when the multitudes
heard thereof, they followed him on foot from the cities.
And he came forth, and saw a great multitude,
and he had compassion on them, and healed their sick.
And when even was come, the disciples came to
him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the
multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves
food. But Jesus said unto them, They have no
need to go away; give ye them to eat. And they
say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
And he said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on
the grass; and he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up
to heaven, he blessed, and brake and gave the loaves to the disciples, and
the disciples to the multitudes. And they all
ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the
broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And they
that did eat were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
And straightway he constrained the disciples to
enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side, till he
should send the multitudes away. And after he
had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray:
and when even was come, he was there alone. But
the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the
wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of
the night he came unto them, walking upon the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the
sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for
fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them,
saying Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be
thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters. And
he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon the
waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw the
wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, Lord,
save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and took hold of him, and says unto him, O thou of little
faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when
they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased.
And they that were in the boat worshipped him,
saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
And when they had crossed over, they came to
the land, unto Gennesaret. And when the men of
that place knew him, they sent into all that region round about, and
brought unto him all that were sick, and they
besought him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as
many as touched were made whole.
Then there come to Jesus from Jerusalem
Pharisees and scribes, saying, Why do thy
disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their
hands when they eat bread. And he answered and
said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because
of your tradition? For God said, Honor thy
father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let
him die the death. But ye say, whosoever shall
say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been
profited by me is given to God; he shall
not honor his father. And ye have made void the word of God because of
your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah
prophesy of you, saying,
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.
And he called to him the multitude, and said
unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which
entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of
the mouth, this defileth the man. Then came the
disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were
offended, when they heard this saying? But he
answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall
be rooted up. Let them alone: they are blind
guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.
And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare
unto us the parable. And he said, Are ye also
even yet without understanding? Perceive ye
not, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is
cast out into the draught? But the things which
proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the
man. For out of the heart come forth evil
thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,
railings: these are the things which defile the
man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.
And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into
the parts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a
Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have
mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed
with a demon. But he answered her not a word.
And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she
crieth after us. But he answered and said, I
was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord,
help me. And he answered and said, It is not
meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat
of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman,
great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her
daughter was healed from that hour.
And Jesus departed thence, and came nigh unto
the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.
And there came unto him great multitudes,
having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they
cast them down at this feet; and he healed them:
insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they
saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and lame walking, and the blind
seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel.
And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and
said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me
now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away
fasting, lest haply they faint on the way. And
the disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a
desert place as to fill so great a multitude?
And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have
ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on
the ground; and he took the seven loaves and
the fishes; and he gave thanks and brake, and gave to the disciples, and
the disciples to the multitudes. And they all
ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the
broken pieces, seven baskets full. And they
that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children.
And he sent away the multitudes, and entered
into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying
him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
But he answered and said unto them, When it is
evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the heaven is red.
And in the morning, It will be foul
weather to-day: for the heaven is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern
the face of the heaven; but ye cannot discern the signs of the
times. An evil and adulterous generation seeketh
after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of
Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
And the disciples came to the other side and
forgot to take bread. And Jesus said unto them,
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We
took no bread. And Jesus perceiving it said, O
ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have no
bread? Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember
the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand,
and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that
ye do not perceive that I spake not to you concerning bread? But beware of
the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Then
understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but
of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea
Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of
man is? And they said, Some say John the
Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
He says unto them, But who say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the
Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus
answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh
and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall
not prevail against it. I will give unto thee
the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou will bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou will loose on earth shall
be loosed in heaven. Then charged he the
disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ.
From that time began Jesus to show unto his
disciples, that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the
elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be
raised up. And Peter took him, and began to
rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall never be unto
thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get
thee behind me, Satan: thou art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou
mindest not the things of God, but the things of men.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 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 shall find
it. For what shall a man be profited, if he
shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give
in exchange for his life? For the Son of man
shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then shall he
render unto every man according to his deeds.
Verily I say unto you, there are some of them
that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the
Son of man coming in his kingdom.
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter,
and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain
apart: and he was transfigured before them; and
his face did shine as the sun, and his garments became white as the light.
And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and
Elijah talking with him. And Peter answered, and
said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, I will
make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
Elijah. While he was yet speaking, behold, a
bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud,
saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on
their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came
and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save
And as they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus commanded them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of
man be risen from the dead. And his disciples
asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
And he answered and said, Elijah indeed cometh,
and shall restore all things: but I say unto
you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but did unto him
whatsoever they would. Even so shall the Son of man also suffer of them.
Then understood the disciples that he spake
unto them of John the Baptist.
And when they were come to the multitude, there
came to him a man, kneeling to him, saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is
epileptic, and suffereth grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the
fire, and off-times into the water. And I
brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and
perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear
with you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus
rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was cured from
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and
said, Why could not we cast it out? And he
says unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this
mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing
shall be impossible unto you. But this kind
goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.
And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said
unto them, The Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men;
and they shall kill him, and the third day he
shall be raised up. And they were exceeding sorry.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that
received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher
pay the half-shekel? He says, Yea. And when he
came into the house, Jesus spake first to him, saying, What thinkest thou,
Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive toll or tribute?
from their sons, or from strangers? And when he
said, From strangers, Jesus said unto him, Therefore the sons are free.
But, lest we cause them to stumble, go thou to
the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and
when thou hast opened his mouth, thou will find a shekel: that take, and
give unto them for me and thee.
In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus,
saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And he called to him a little child, and set him
in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say
unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little children, ye shall in no
wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever
therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso
shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:
But whoso shall cause one of these little ones
that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great
millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be
sunk in the depth of the sea.
Woe unto the world because of occasions of
stumbling! for it must needs be that the occasions come; but woe to that
man through whom the occasion cometh! And if thy
hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from
thee: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed or halt, rather than
having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.
And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck
it out, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with
one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire.
See that ye despise not one of these little
ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father who is in heaven. For the
Son of man came to save that which was lost.
How think ye? if any man have a hundred sheep,
and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
go unto the mountains, and seek that which goeth astray?
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto
you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have
not gone astray. Even so it is not the will of
your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show
him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast
gained thy brother. But if he hear thee
not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or
three every word may be established. And if he
refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the
church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.
Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye
shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and what things soever ye
shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall
agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done
for them of my Father who is in heaven. For
where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the
midst of them.
Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft
shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?
Jesus says unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto
a certain king, who would make a reckoning with his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was
brought unto him, that owed him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as he had not wherewith to
pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and
all that he had, and payment to be made. The
servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have
patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And
the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released him, and
forgave him the debt. But that servant went
out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him a hundred
shillings: and he laid hold on him, and took him by the throat,
saying, Pay what thou owest. So his
fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me,
and I will pay thee. And he would not: but went
and cast him into prison, till he should pay that which was due.
So when his fellow-servants saw what was done,
they were exceeding sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was
done. Then his lord called him unto him, and
says to him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou besoughtest me: shouldest not thou also
have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on thee?
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to
the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due.
So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you,
if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.
And it came to pass when Jesus had finished
these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea
beyond the Jordan; and great multitudes followed
him; and he healed them there.
And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him,
and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every
cause? And he answered and said, Have ye not
read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and
female, and said, 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. They say unto him, Why then did
Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?
He says unto them, Moses for your hardness of
heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath
not been so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall
put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away
committeth adultery. The disciples say unto
him, If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to
marry. But he said unto them, Not all men can
receive this saying, but they to whom it is given.
For there are eunuchs, that were so born from
their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men:
and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of
heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Then were there brought unto him little
children, that he should lay his hands on them, and pray: and the
disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer
the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such
belongeth the kingdom of heaven. And he laid
his hands on them, and departed thence.
And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher,
what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why askest thou me
concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou
wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.
He says unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou
will not kill, Thou will not commit adultery, Thou will not steal, Thou
will not bear false witness, Honor thy father
and mother; and, Thou will love thy neighbor as thyself.
The young man says unto him, All these things
have I observed: what lack I yet? Jesus said
unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and
give to the poor, and thou will have treasure in heaven: and come, follow
me. But when the young man heard the saying, he
went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions.
And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say
unto you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, 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 when the disciples heard
it, they were astonished exceedingly, saying, Who then can be saved?
And Jesus looking upon them said to
them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we
have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man
shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that hath left houses, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
But many shall be last that are first;
and first that are last.
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man
that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers
into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with
the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And he went out about the third hour, and saw
others standing in the marketplace idle; and to
them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will
give you. And they went their way. Again he went
out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.
And about the eleventh hour he went out,
and found others standing; and he says unto them, Why stand ye here all
the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man
hath hired us. He says unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.
And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard
says unto his steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first. And when
they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received
every man a shilling. And when the first came,
they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received
every man a shilling. And when they received
it, they murmured against the householder,
saying, These last have spent but one
hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, who have borne the burden of
the day and the scorching heat. But he answered
and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree
with me for a shilling? Take up that which is
thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto
thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will
with mine own? or is thine eye evil, because I am good?
So the last shall be first, and the first last.
And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took
the twelve disciples apart, and on the way he said unto them,
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of
man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and scribes; and they shall
condemn him to death, and shall deliver him
unto the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third
day he shall be raised up.
Then came to him the mother of the sons of
Zebedee with her sons, worshipping him, and asking a certain thing
of him. And he said unto her, What wouldest
thou? She says unto him, Command that these my two sons may sit, one on
thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy kingdom.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what
ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say
unto him, We are able. He says unto them, My
cup indeed ye shall drink: but to sit on my right hand, and on my
left hand, is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath
been prepared of my Father. And when the ten
heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning the two brethren.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye
know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great
ones exercise authority over them. Not so shall
it be among you: but whosoever would become great among you shall be your
minister; and whosoever would be first among
you shall be your servant: even as the Son of
man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life
a ransom for many.
And as they went out from Jericho, a great
multitude followed him. And behold, two blind
men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by,
cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David.
And the multitude rebuked them, that they
should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have
mercy on us, thou son of David. And Jesus stood
still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be
opened. And Jesus, being moved with compassion,
touched their eyes; and straightway they received their sight, and
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came
unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
saying unto them, Go into the village that is
over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt
with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say,
The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
Now this is come to pass, that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
Tell ye the daughter of Zion,
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
Meek, and riding upon an ass,
And upon a colt the foal of an ass.
And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus
appointed them, and brought the ass, and the
colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon.
And the most part of the multitude spread their
garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread
them in the way. And the multitudes that went
before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David:
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the
highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem,
all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this?
And the multitudes said, This is the prophet,
Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.
And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and
cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the
tables of he money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;
and he says unto them, It is written, My house
shall be called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers.
And the blind and the lame came to him in the
temple; and he healed them. But when the chief
priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the
children that were crying in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son of
David; they were moved with indignation, and
said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus says unto
them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou
has perfected praise? And he left them, and
went forth out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there.
Now in the morning as he returned to the city,
he hungered. And seeing a fig tree by the way
side, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he
says unto it, Let there be no fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And
immediately the fig tree withered away. And
when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree
immediately wither away? And Jesus answered and
said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye
shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say
unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea, it shall be
done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
And when he was come into the temple, the chief
priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and
said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this
authority? And Jesus answered and said unto
them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise
will tell you by what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven
or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?
But if we shall say, From men; we fear the
multitude; for all hold John as a prophet. And
they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them,
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he
came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.
And he answered and said, I will not: but
afterward he repented himself, and went. And he
came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I
go, sir: and went not. Which of the two
did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus says unto them,
Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the
kingdom of God before you. For John came unto
you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the
publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not
even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.
Hear another parable: There was a man that was
a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and
digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen,
and went into another country. And when the
season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, to
receive his fruits. And the husbandmen took his
servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the
first: and they did unto them in like manner.
But afterward he sent unto them his son,
saying, They will reverence my son. But the
husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the
heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.
And they took him, and cast him forth out of
the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore
the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those
husbandmen? They say unto him, He will
miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto
other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
Jesus says unto them, Did ye never read in the
The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
This was from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God
shall be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation bringing
forth the fruits thereof. And he that falleth
on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall,
it will scatter him as dust. And when the chief
priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he spake
of them. And when they sought to lay hold on
him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.
And Jesus answered and spake again in parables
unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
and sent forth his servants to call them that
were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.
Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell
them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my
fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.
But they made light of it, and went their ways,
one to his own farm, another to his merchandise;
and the rest laid hold on his servants, and
treated them shamefully, and killed them. But
the king was wroth; and he sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers,
and burned their city. Then says he to his
servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.
Go ye therefore unto the partings of the
highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.
And those servants went out into the highways,
and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and
the wedding was filled with guests. But when
the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a
wedding-garment: and he says unto him, Friend,
how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was
speechless. Then the king said to the servants,
Bind him hand and foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there
shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few chosen.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how
they might ensnare him in his talk. And
they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we
know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest
not for any one: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it
lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But
Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of me, ye
hypocrites? Show me the tribute money. And they
brought unto him a denarius. And he says unto
them, Whose is this image and superscription?
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then says he unto
them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto
God the things that are God's. And when they
heard it, they marvelled, and left him, and went away.
On that day there came to him Sadducees, they
that say that there is no resurrection: and they asked him,
saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die,
having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed
unto his brother. Now there were with us seven
brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his
wife unto his brother; in like manner the
second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
And after them all, the woman died.
In the resurrection therefore whose wife shall
she be of the seven? for they all had her. But
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God. For in the resurrection
they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in
heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the
dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the
living. And when the multitudes heard it, they
were astonished at his teaching.
But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had
put the Sadducees to silence, gathered themselves together.
And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a
question, trying him: Teacher, which is the
great commandment in the law? And he said unto
him, Thou will love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great
and first commandment. And a second like
unto it is this, Thou will love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments the whole law
hangeth, and the prophets.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together,
Jesus asked them a question, saying, What think
ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of
David. He says unto them, How then doth David
in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,
The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?
If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his
son? And no one was able to answer him a word,
neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his
disciples, saying, The scribes and the Pharisees
sit on Moses seat: all things therefore
whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after
their works; for they say, and do not. Yea, they
bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's
shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
But all their works they do to be seen of men:
for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of
their garments, and love the chief place at
feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to
be called of men, Rabbi. But be not ye called
Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren.
And call no man your father on the earth: for
one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your
master, even the Christ. But he that is
greatest among you shall be your servant. And
whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble
himself shall be exalted.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye
enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to
enter. Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, even while for a
pretence ye make long prayers: therefore ye shall receive greater
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he
is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say,
Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall
swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.
Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the
gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold?
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is
nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a
debtor. Ye blind: for which is greater, the
gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
He therefore that sweareth by the altar,
sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And
he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth
therein. And he that sweareth by the heaven,
sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone
the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these
ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and
swallow the camel!
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full from extortion and excess.
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside
of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear
beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all
uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear
righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the
tombs of the righteous, and say, If we had been
in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in
the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye witness
to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets.
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall
ye escape the judgment of hell? Therefore,
behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them
shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your
synagogues, and persecute from city to city:
that upon you may come all the righteous blood
shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of
Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the
altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things
shall come upon this generation.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the
prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under
her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house
is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you,
Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he
that cometh in the name of the Lord.
And Jesus went out from the temple, and was
going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings
of the temple. But he answered and said unto
them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not
be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the
disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these
things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end
of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Take heed that no man lead you astray. For
many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead many
astray. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of
wars; see that ye be not troubled: for these things must needs come
to pass; but the end is not yet. For nation
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be
famines and earthquakes in divers places. But
all these things are the beginning of travail.
Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation,
and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's
sake. And then shall many stumble, and shall
deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.
And many false prophets shall arise, and shall
lead many astray. And because iniquity shall be
multiplied, the love of the many shall wax cold.
But he that endureth to the end, the same shall
be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall
be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and
then shall the end come.
When therefore ye see the abomination of
desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in
the holy place (let him that readeth understand),
then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the
mountains: let him that is on the housetop not
go down to take out things that are in 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 your flight be not in the
winter, neither on a sabbath: for then shall be
great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world
until now, no, nor ever shall be. And except
those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the
elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is
the Christ, or, Here; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false
prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if
possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told
you beforehand. If therefore they shall say
unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness; go not forth: Behold, he is in
the inner chambers; believe it not. For
as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the
west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the
eagles be gathered together.
But immediately after the tribulation of those
days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and
the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be
shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the
Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,
and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory. And he shall send forth
his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together
his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
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 all these things, know ye that he is nigh, even at the
doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation
shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words
shall not pass away. But of that day and hour
knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the
Father only. And as were the days of
Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
For as in those days which were before the
flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day that Noah entered into the ark,
and they knew not until the flood came, and
took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.
Then shall two man be in the field; one is
taken, and one is left: two women shall
be grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day
your Lord cometh. But know this, that if the
master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would
have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that
ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom
his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due
season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord
when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I
say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.
But if that evil servant shall say in his
heart, My lord tarrieth; and shall begin to
beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the drunken;
the lord of that servant shall come in a day
when he expecteth not, and in an hour when he knoweth not,
and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his
portion with the hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto
ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were foolish, and five were
wise. For the foolish, when they took their
lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise took
oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while
the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the
bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him. Then all
those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of
your oil; for our lamps are going out. But the
wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and
you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom
came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and
the door was shut. Afterward came also the
other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto
you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye
know not the day nor the hour.
For it is as when a man, going
into another country, called his own servants, and delivered unto them his
goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to
another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and
he went on his journey. Straightway he that
received the five talents went and traded with them, and made other five
talents. In like manner he also that
received the two gained other two. But
he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his
lord's money. Now after a long time the lord of
those servants cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them.
And he that received the five talents came and
brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five
talents: lo, I have gained other five talents.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set
thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
And he also that received the two
talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I
have gained other two talents. His lord said
unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful
over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the
joy of thy lord. And he also that had received
the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man,
reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not
scatter; and I was afraid, and went away and
hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.
But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou
wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not,
and gather where I did not scatter; thou
oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I
should have received back mine own with interest.
Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and
give it unto him that hath the ten talents. For
unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but
from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.
And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into
the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
But when the Son of man shall come in his
glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his
glory: and before him shall be gathered all the
nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd
separateth the sheep from the goats; and he
shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right
hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world: for I was
hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was
a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye
clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came
unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave
thee drink? And when saw we thee a stranger,
and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and
came unto thee? And the King shall answer and
say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of
these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left
hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared
for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry,
and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked,
and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when
saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in
prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then
shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it
not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.
And these shall go away into eternal
punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all
these words, he said unto his disciples, Ye know
that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered
up to be crucified. Then were gathered together
the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the
high priest, who was called Caiaphas; and they
took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill
him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest a
tumult arise among people.
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of
Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman
having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured
it upon his head, as he sat at meat. But when
the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is
this waste? For this ointment might have
been sold for much, and given to the poor. But
Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath
wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the
poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
For in that she poured this ointment upon my
body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel
shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done
shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas
Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and
said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And
they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver.
And from that time he sought opportunity to
deliver him unto them.
Now on the first day of unleavened bread
the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready
for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go
into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Teacher says, My time
is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them;
and they made ready the passover.
Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat
with the twelve disciples; and as they were
eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to
say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord? And he
answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same
shall betray me. 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 Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said,
Is it I, Rabbi? He says unto him, Thou hast said.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
this is my body. And he took a cup, and gave
thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
for this is my blood of the covenant, which is
poured out for many unto remission of sins. But
I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine,
until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out
unto the mount of Olives.
Then says Jesus unto them, All ye shall be
offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd,
and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
But after I am raised up, I will go before you
into Galilee. But Peter answered and said unto
him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
that this night, before the cock crow, thou will deny me thrice.
Peter says unto him, Even if I must die with
thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called
Gethsemane, and says unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder
and pray. And he took with him Peter and the
two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.
Then says he unto them, My soul is exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me.
And he went forward a little, and fell on his
face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass
away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth
them sleeping, and says unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one
hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into
temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Again a second time he went away, and prayed,
saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will
be done. And he came again and found them
sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And he
left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the
same words. Then cometh he to the disciples,
and says unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is
at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand
that betrayeth me.
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the
twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from
the chief priest and elders of the people. Now
he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss,
that is he: take him. And straightway he came
to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, do that
for which thou art come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took
him. And behold, one of them that were with
Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of
the high priest, and struck off his ear. Then
says Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they
that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my
Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
How then should the scriptures be fulfilled
that thus it must be? In that hour said Jesus
to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and
staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and ye took me
not. But all this is come to pass, that the
scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left
him, and fled.
And they that had taken Jesus led him away to
the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the
elders were gathered together. But Peter
followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in,
and sat with the officers, to see the end. Now
the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against
Jesus, that they might put him to death; and
they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came
two, and said, This man said, I am able to
destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
And the high priest stood up, and said unto
him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest
said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether
thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus said
unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall
see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the
clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his
garments, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of
witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy:
what think ye? They answered and said, He is
worthy of death. Then did they spit in his face
and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands,
saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is
he that struck thee?
Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and
a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean.
But he denied before them all, saying, I know
not what thou sayest. And when he was gone out
into the porch, another maid saw him, and says unto them that were
there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.
And again he denied with an oath, I know not
the man. And after a little while they that
stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of
them; for thy speech maketh thee known. Then
began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightway the
cock crew. And Peter remembered the word which
Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, thou will deny me thrice. And he
went out, and wept bitterly.
Now when morning was come, all the chief priests
and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to
death: and they bound him, and led him away, and
delivered him up to Pilate the governor.
Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that
he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of
silver to the chief priests and elders, saying,
I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is
that to us? see thou to it. And he cast
down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went
away and hanged himself. And the chief priests
took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the
treasury, since it is the price of blood. And
they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury
strangers in. Wherefore that field was called,
the field of blood, unto this day. Then was
fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And
they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced,
whom certain of the children of Israel did price;
and they gave them for the potter's field, as
the Lord appointed me.
Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the
governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said
unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused
by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Then says Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not
how many things they witness against thee? And
he gave him no answer, not even to one word: insomuch that the governor
marvelled greatly. Now at the feast the
governor was wont to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they
would. And they had then a notable prisoner,
called Barabbas. When therefore they were
gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto
you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?
For he knew that for envy they had delivered
him up. And while he was sitting on the
judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do
with that righteous man; for I have suffered many things this day in a
dream because of him. Now the chief priests and
the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and
destroy Jesus. But the governor answered and
said unto them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they
said, Barabbas. Pilate says unto them, What
then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be
crucified. And he said, Why, what evil hath he
done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified.
So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing,
but rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands
before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous
man; see ye to it. And all the people
answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus
he scourged and delivered to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus
into the Praetorium, and gathered unto him the whole band.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet
robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and
put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down
before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they spat upon him, and took the reed and
smote him on the head. And when they had mocked
him, they took off from him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led
him away to crucify him.
And as they came out, they found a man of
Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to go with them, that he
might bear his cross.
And they were come unto a place called
Golgotha, that is to say, The place of a skull,
they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall:
and when he had tasted it, he would not drink.
And when they had crucified him, they parted
his garments among them, casting lots; and they
sat and watched him there. And they set up over
his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then are there crucified with him two robbers,
one on the right hand and one on the left. And
they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads,
and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple,
and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God,
come down from the cross. In like manner also
the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is
the King of Israel; let him now come down from the cross, and we will
believe on him. He trusteth on God; let him
deliver him now, if he desireth him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
And the robbers also that were crucified with
him cast upon him the same reproach.
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over
all the land until the ninth hour. And about
the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And some of them stood there, when they heard
it, said, This man calleth Elijah. And
straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with
vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether
Elijah cometh to save him. And Jesus cried
again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.
And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in
two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks
were rent; and the tombs were opened; and many
bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised;
and coming forth out of the tombs after his
resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.
Now the centurion, and they that were with him
watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were
done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
And many women were there beholding from afar,
who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
And when even was come, there came a rich man
from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body
of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given up.
And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a
clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new
tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to
the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary
Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the
Now on the morrow, which is the day
after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered
together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember
that that deceiver said while he was yet alive, After three days I rise
again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be
made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and steal him
away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and the last
error will be worse than the first. Pilate said
unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it as sure as ye can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone, the guard being with them.
Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn
toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other
Mary to see the sepulchre. And behold, there was
a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and
came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.
His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment
white as snow: and for fear of him the watchers
did quake, and became as dead men. And the angel
answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek
Jesus, who hath been crucified. He is not here;
for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is
risen from the dead; and lo, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall
ye see him: lo, I have told you. And they
departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring
his disciples word. And behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and worshipped
him. Then says Jesus unto them, Fear not: go
tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they see
Now while they were going, behold, some of the
guard came into the city, and told unto the chief priests all the things
that were come to pass. And when they were
assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money
unto the soldiers, saying, Say ye, His
disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
And if this come to the governor's ears, we
will persuade him, and rid you of care. So they
took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying was spread
abroad among the Jews, and continueth until this day.
But the eleven disciples went into Galilee,
unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
And when they saw him, they worshipped
him; but some doubted. And Jesus came to
them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in
heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching
them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with
you always, even unto the end of the world.