THE JEFFERSON BIBLE

The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Extracted Textually from the Gospels Compiled by Thomas Jefferson Edited by Eyler Robert Coates, r! Copyri"ht #$$% by Eyler Robert Coates, r! &ermission is hereby "ranted to any indi'idual to copy any or all the materials contained herein for non(commercial personal use! &ublication of these materials in )hole or in part in any form )hatsoe'er is by )ritten permission only! **********************************************************************

C+,&TER #! No) it came to pass in those days, that there )ent out a decree from Caesar ,u"ustus that all the )orld should be enrolled! - .,nd this enrollment )as the first )hich )as made )hen /uirinius, )as "o'ernor of yria!0 1 ,nd all )ent to be enrolled, e'ery one into his o)n city! 2 ,nd Joseph also )ent up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of 3a'id, )hich is called 4ethlehem, because he )as of the house and linea"e of 3a'id, 5 To be enrolled )ith Mary his betrothed, bein" then )ith child! % ,nd so it )as, that, )hile they )ere there, the days )ere accomplished that she should be deli'ered! 6 ,nd she brou"ht forth her firstborn son, and )rapped him in s)addlin" clothes, and laid him in a man"er7 because there )as no room for them in the inn! 8 ,nd )hen ei"ht days )ere accomplished for the circumcisin" of the child, his name )as called JE 9 ! $ ,nd )hen they had performed all thin"s accordin" to the la) of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their o)n city Nazareth! #: ,nd the child "re), and )axed stron" in spirit, filled )ith )isdom; and the "race of God )as upon him! ,nd )hen he )as t)el'e years old, they )ent up to

Jerusalem, unto the feast accordin" to the custom! #- ,nd )hen they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem7 and his parents <ne) not of it! #1 4ut they, supposin" him to ha'e been in the company, )ent a day=s >ourney7 and they sou"ht him amon" their <insfol< and ac?uaintances! #2 ,nd )hen they found him not, they turned bac< a"ain to Jerusalem, see<in" him! #5 ,nd it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sittin" in the midst of the teachers, both hearin" them, and as<in" them ?uestions! #% ,nd all that heard him )ere astonished at his understandin" and ans)ers! #6 ,nd )hen they sa) him, they )ere amazed; and his mother said unto him, on, )hy hast thou thus dealt )ith us@ behold, thy father and A ha'e sou"ht thee sorro)in"! #8 ,nd he )ent do)n )ith them, and came to Nazareth, and )as sub>ect unto them! #$ ,nd Jesus increased in )isdom and stature! No) in the fifteenth year of the rei"n of Tiberius Caesar, &ontius &ilate bein" "o'ernor of Judaea, and +erod bein" tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother &hilip tetrarch of Aturaea and of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of ,bilene, -# ,nnas and Caiaphas bein" the hi"h priests, -- ,ppeared John the 4aptist in the )ilderness! -1 No) the same John had his raiment of camel=s hair, and a leathern "irdle about his loins7 and his meat )as locusts and )ild honey! -2 Then )ent out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the re"ion round about Jordan, -5 ,nd )ere baptized of him in Jordan! Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him! -6 ,nd Jesus himself, )hen he be"an his ministry, )as about thirty years of a"e! -8 ,fter this he )ent do)n to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they continued there a fe) days! ,nd the Je)s= passo'er )as at hand, and Jesus )ent up to Jerusalem! 1: ,nd found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and do'es, and the chan"ers of money sittin"; 1# ,nd )hen he had made a scour"e of cords, he dro'e

them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen7 and poured out the chan"ers= coins, and o'erthre) their tables7 1- ,nd said unto them that sold do'es, Ta<e these thin"s hence7 ma<e not my Bather=s house an house of merchandise! 11 ,fter these thin"s came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea7 and there he tarried )ith them, and baptized! No) )hen Jesus had heard that John )as cast into prison, he departed into Galilee7 15 Bor +erod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for +erodias= sa<e, his brother &hilip=s )ife; for he had married her! 1% Bor John had said unto +erod, At is not la)ful for thee to ha'e thy brother=s )ife! 16 Therefore +erodias had a "rud"e a"ainst him, and )ould ha'e <illed him7 but she could not; 18 Bor +erod feared John, <no)in" that he )as a >ust man and holy, and protected him7 and )hen he heard him, he )as sore perplexed, yet he heard him "ladly! 1$ ,nd )hen a con'enient day )as come, that +erod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, hi"h captains, and chief men of Galilee7 2: ,nd )hen the dau"hter of the said +erodias came in, and danced, she pleased +erod and them that sat )ith him7 and the <in" said unto the damsel, ,s< of me )hatsoe'er thou )ilt, and A )ill "i'e it thee! 2# ,nd he s)are unto her, Chatsoe'er thou shalt as< of me, A )ill "i'e it thee, unto the half of my <in"dom! 2- ,nd she )ent forth, and said unto her mother, Chat shall A as<@ ,nd she said, The head of John the 4aptist! 21 ,nd she came in immediately )ith haste unto the <in", and as<ed, sayin", A )ill that thou "i'e me strai"ht)ay in a char"er the head of John the 4aptist! 22 ,nd the <in" )as exceedin" sorry7 yet for his oath=s sa<e, and for their sa<es )hich sat )ith him, he )ould not refuse her! 25 ,nd immediately the <in" sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brou"ht; and he )ent and beheaded him in the prison, 2% ,nd brou"ht his head in a char"er, and "a'e it to the damsel; and the damsel "a'e it to her mother! ,nd they )ent into Capernaum7 and strai"ht)ay on the sabbath day he entered into the syna"o"ue, and tau"ht! 28 ,nd they )ere astonished at his teachin"; for he

tau"ht them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes! ,t that time Jesus )ent on the sabbath day throu"h the corn fields7 and his disciples )ere an hun"red, and be"an to pluc< the ears of corn and to eat! 5: 4ut )hen the &harisees sa) it, they said unto him, 4ehold, thy disciples do that )hich is not la)ful to do upon the sabbath day! 5# 4ut he said unto them, +a'e ye not read )hat 3a'id did, )hen he )as an hun"red, and they that )ere )ith him7 5- +o) he entered into the house of God, and did eat the she)bread, )hich )as not la)ful for him to eat, neither for them )hich )ere )ith him, but only for the priests@ 51 Dr ha'e ye not read in the la), ho) that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are "uiltless@ ,nd )hen he )as departed thence, he )ent into their syna"o"ue; 55 ,nd, behold, there )as a man )hich had his hand )ithered! ,nd they as<ed him, sayin", As it la)ful to heal on the sabbath days@ that they mi"ht accuse him! 5% ,nd he said unto them, Chat man shall there be amon" you, that shall ha'e one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, )ill he not lay hold on it, and lift it out@ 56 +o) much then is a man of more 'alue than a sheepE Cherefore it is la)ful to do "ood on the sabbath days! 58 ,nd he said unto them, The sabbath )as made for man, and not man for the sabbath! 4ut the &harisees )ent out, and held a council a"ainst him, ho) they mi"ht destroy him! %: 4ut )hen Jesus <ne) it, he )ithdre) himself from thence; and "reat multitudes follo)ed him! ,nd it came to pass in those days, that he )ent out into a mountain to pray, and continued all ni"ht in prayer to God! %- ,nd )hen it )as day, he called unto him his disciples; and of them he chose t)el'e, )hom also he named apostles7 %1 imon, .)hom he also named &eter,0 and ,ndre) his brother, James and John, &hilip and 4artholome), %2 Matthe) and Thomas, James the son of ,lphaeus, and

imon called the Fealot, %5 ,nd Judas the son of James, and Judas Ascariot, )ho became a traitor! %% ,nd he came do)n )ith them, and stood in the plain7 and there )as a "reat company of his disciples, and a "reat multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and idon, )hich came to hear him! C+,&TER -! ,nd seein" the multitudes, he )ent up into a mountain; and )hen he )as set do)n, his disciples came unto him; - ,nd he opened his mouth, and tau"ht them, sayin", 1 4lessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the <in"dom of hea'en! 2 4lessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted! 5 4lessed are the mee<; for they shall inherit the earth! % 4lessed are they )hich do hun"er and thirst after ri"hteousness; for they shall be filled! 6 4lessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy! 8 4lessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God! $ 4lessed are the peacema<ers; for they shall be called the children of God! #: 4lessed are they )hich are persecuted for ri"hteousness= sa<e; for theirs is the <in"dom of hea'en! ## 4lessed are ye, )hen men shall re'ile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of e'il a"ainst you falsely, for my sa<e! #- Re>oice, and be "lad; for "reat is your re)ard in hea'en; for so persecuted they the prophets )hich )ere before you! #1 4ut )oe unto you that are richE for ye ha'e recei'ed your consolation! #2 Coe unto you that are full no), for ye shall hun"er! Coe unto you that lau"h no), for ye shall mourn and )eep! #5 Coe unto you, )hen all men shall spea< )ell of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets! Ge are the salt of the earth; but if the salt ha'e lost

its sa'our, )here)ith shall it a"ain be salted@ it is thenceforth "ood for nothin", but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men! #6 Ge are the li"ht of the )orld! , city that is set on an hill cannot be hid! #8 Neither do men li"ht a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand7 and it "i'eth li"ht unto all that are in the house! #$ Let your li"ht so shine before men, that they may see your "ood )or<s, and "lorify your Bather )hich is in hea'en! Thin< not that A am come to destroy the la), or the prophets; A am not come to destroy, but to fulfil! -# Bor 'erily A say unto you, Till hea'en and earth pass, one >ot or one tittle shall in no )ise pass from the la), till all be fulfilled! -- Chosoe'er therefore shall brea< one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the <in"dom of hea'en; but )hosoe'er shall do and teach them, the same shall be called "reat in the <in"dom of hea'en! -1 Bor A say unto you, That except your ri"hteousness shall exceed the ri"hteousness of the scribes and &harisees, ye shall in no case enter into the <in"dom of hea'en! Ge ha'e heard that it )as said to them of old time, Thou shalt not <ill7 and )hosoe'er shall <ill shall be in dan"er of >ud"ment; -5 4ut A say unto you, That )hosoe'er is an"ry )ith his brother shall be in dan"er of >ud"ment; and )hosoe'er shall abuse his brother, shall be in dan"er of the council; but )hosoe'er shall say, Thou fool, shall be in dan"er of hell fire! -% Therefore if thou brin" thy "ift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ou"ht a"ainst thee7 -6 Lea'e there thy "ift before the altar, and "o thy )ay7 first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy "ift! -8 ,"ree )ith thine ad'ersary ?uic<ly, )hiles thou art in the )ay )ith him7 lest at any time the ad'ersary deli'er thee to the >ud"e, and the >ud"e deli'er thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison! -$ Herily A say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthin"!

Ge ha'e heard that it )as said, Thou shalt not commit adultery; 1# 4ut A say unto you, That )hosoe'er loo<eth on a )oman to lust after her hath committed adultery )ith her already in his heart! 1- ,nd if thy ri"ht eye causeth thee to offend, pluc< it out, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy )hole body should be cast into hell! 11 ,nd if thy ri"ht hand causeth thee to offend, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy )hole body should be cast into hell! 12 At hath been said, Chosoe'er shall put a)ay his )ife, let him "i'e her a )ritin" of di'orcement; 15 4ut A say unto you, That )hosoe'er shall put a)ay his )ife, sa'in" for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and )hosoe'er shall marry her that is di'orced committeth adultery! ,"ain, ye ha'e heard that it hath been said to them of old time, Thou shalt not fors)ear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths; 16 4ut A say unto you, )ear not at all7 neither by hea'en7 for it is God=s throne; 18 Nor by the earth7 for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem7 for it is the city of the "reat Iin"! 1$ Neither shalt thou s)ear by thy head, because thou canst not ma<e one hair )hite or blac<! 2: 4ut let your communication be, Gea, yea7 Nay, nay; for )hatsoe'er is more than these cometh of e'il! Ge ha'e heard that it hath been said, ,n eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth; 2- 4ut A say unto you, That ye resist not him that is e'il; but )hosoe'er shall smite thee on thy ri"ht chee<, turn to him the other also! 21 ,nd if any man )ill sue thee, and ta<e a)ay thy coat, let him ha'e thy cloa< also! 22 ,nd )hosoe'er shall compel thee to "o a mile, "o )ith him t)ain! 25 Gi'e to him that as<eth thee, and from him that )ould borro) of thee turn not thou a)ay! Ge ha'e heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt lo'e

thy nei"hbour, and hate thine enemy! 26 4ut A say unto you, Lo'e your enemies, pray for them that persecute you7 28 That ye may be the children of your Bather )hich is in hea'en; for he ma<eth his sun to rise on the e'il and on the "ood, and sendeth rain on the >ust and on the un>ust! 2$ Bor if ye lo'e them )hich lo'e you, )hat re)ard ha'e ye@ do not e'en the tax("atherers the same@ 5: ,nd if ye salute your brethren only, )hat do ye more than others@ do not e'en the Gentiles so@ 5# ,nd if ye lend to them of )hom ye hope to recei'e, )hat "ain ha'e ye@ for sinners also lend to sinners, to recei'e as much a"ain! 5- 4ut lo'e ye your enemies, and do "ood, and lend, hopin" for nothin" in return7 and your re)ard shall be "reat, and ye shall be the children of the Most +i"h; for he is <ind unto the unthan<ful and to the e'il! 51 4e ye merciful, as your Bather also is merciful! C+,&TER 1! Ta<e heed that ye do not your "ood )or<s before men, to be seen of them; other)ise ye ha'e no re)ard of your Bather )hich is in hea'en! - Therefore )hen thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the syna"o"ues and in the streets, that they may ha'e "lory of men! Herily A say unto you, They ha'e their re)ard! 1 4ut )hen thou doest alms, let not thy left hand <no) )hat thy ri"ht hand doeth; 2 That thine alms may be in secret; and thy Bather )hich seeth in secret shall re)ard thee! ,nd )hen thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for they lo'e to pray standin" in the syna"o"ues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men! Herily A say unto you, They ha'e their re)ard! % 4ut thou, )hen thou prayest, enter into thy inner chamber, and )hen thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Bather )hich is in secret7 and thy Bather )hich seeth in secret shall re)ard thee! 6 ,nd )hen ye pray, use not 'ain repetitions, as the heathen do; for they thin< that they shall be heard for their much spea<in"! 8 4e not ye therefore li<e unto them; for your Bather

<no)eth )hat thin"s ye ha'e need of, before ye as< him! $ ,fter this manner therefore pray ye; Dur Bather )hich art in hea'en, +allo)ed be thy name! #: Thy <in"dom come, Thy )ill be done in earth, as it is in hea'en! ## Gi'e us this day our daily bread! #- ,nd for"i'e us our debts, as )e for"i'e our debtors! #1 ,nd lead us not into temptation, but deli'er us from e'il! #2 Bor if ye for"i'e men their trespasses, your hea'enly Bather )ill also for"i'e you; #5 4ut if ye for"i'e not men their trespasses, neither )ill your Bather for"i'e your trespasses! Moreo'er )hen ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfi"ure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast! Herily A say unto you, They ha'e their re)ard! #6 4ut thou, )hen thou fastest, anoint thine head, and )ash thy face7 #8 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Bather )hich is in secret; and thy Bather, )hich seeth in secret, shall re)ard thee! Lay not up for yoursel'es treasures upon earth, )here moth and rust doth corrupt, and )here thie'es brea< throu"h and steal; -: 4ut lay up for yoursel'es treasures in hea'en, )here neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and )here thie'es do not brea< throu"h nor steal; -# Bor )here your treasure is, there )ill your heart be also! -- The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be sound, thy )hole body shall be full of li"ht! -1 4ut if thine eye be not sound, thy )hole body shall be full of dar<ness! Af therefore the li"ht that is in thee be dar<ness, ho) "reat is that dar<nessE No man can ser'e t)o masters; for either he )ill hate the one, and lo'e the other7 or else he )ill hold to the one, and despise the other! Ge cannot ser'e God and riches! -5 Therefore A say unto you, 4e not concerned for your life, )hat ye shall eat, or )hat ye shall drin<7 nor yet for your body, )hat ye shall put on! As not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment@

-% 4ehold the fo)ls of the air; for they so) not, neither do they reap, nor "ather into barns7 yet your hea'enly Bather feedeth them! ,re ye not of much more 'alue than they@ -6 Chich of you by bein" concerned can add one hour to his life@ -8 ,nd )hy are ye concerned for raiment@ Consider the lilies of the field, ho) they "ro)7 they toil not, neither do they spin; -$ ,nd yet A say unto you, That e'en olomon in all his "lory )as not arrayed li<e one of these! 1: Cherefore, if God so clothe the "rass of the field, )hich to day is, and to morro) is cast into the o'en, shall he not much more clothe you, D ye of little faith@ 1# Therefore be not concerned, sayin", Chat shall )e eat@ or, Chat shall )e drin<@ or, Chere)ithal shall )e be clothed@ 1- .Bor after all these thin"s do the Gentiles see<;0 for your hea'enly Bather <no)eth that ye ha'e need of all these thin"s! 11 4ut see< ye first his <in"dom, and his ri"hteousness7 and all these thin"s shall be added unto you! 12 +a'e therefore no concern for the morro); for the morro) shall ha'e concern for the thin"s of itself! ufficient unto the day is the trouble thereof! Jud"e not, that ye be not >ud"ed! 1% Bor )ith )hat >ud"ment ye >ud"e, ye shall be >ud"ed; and )ith )hat measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you a"ain! 16 Gi'e, and it shall be "i'en unto you7 "ood measure, pressed do)n, and sha<en to"ether, and runnin" o'er, shall men "i'e into your bosom !18 ,nd )hy beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother=s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine o)n eye@ 1$ Dr ho) canst thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye7 and, behold, a beam is in thine o)n eye@ 2: Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine o)n eye7 and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother=s eye! Gi'e not that )hich is holy unto the do"s, neither cast ye your pearls before s)ine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn a"ain and rend you! 2- ,s<, and it shall be "i'en you7 see<, and ye shall find7 <noc<, and it shall be opened unto you;

21 Bor e'ery one that as<eth recei'eth7 and he that see<eth findeth7 and to him that <noc<eth it shall be opened! 22 Dr )hat man is there of you, )hom if his son as< bread, )ill he "i'e him a stone@ 25 Dr if he as< a fish, )ill he "i'e him a serpent@ 2% Af ye then, bein" e'il, <no) ho) to "i'e "ood "ifts unto your children, ho) much more shall your Bather )hich is in hea'en "i'e "ood thin"s to them that as< him@ 26 Therefore all thin"s )hatsoe'er ye )ould that men should do to you, do ye e'en so to them; for this is the la) and the prophets! Enter ye in at the strait "ate; for )ide is the "ate, and broad is the )ay, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be )hich "o in thereat; 2$ 4ut strait is the "ate, and narro) is the )ay, )hich leadeth unto life, and fe) there be that find it! 4e)are of false prophets, )hich come to you in sheep=s clothin", but in)ardly they are ra'enin" )ol'es! 5# Ge shall <no) them by their fruits! 3o men "ather "rapes of thorns, or fi"s of thistles@ 5- E'en so e'ery "ood tree brin"eth forth "ood fruit7 but a corrupt tree brin"eth forth e'il fruit! 51 , "ood tree cannot brin" forth e'il fruit, neither can a corrupt tree brin" forth "ood fruit! 52 E'ery tree that brin"eth not forth "ood fruit is he)n do)n, and cast into the fire! 55 Cherefore by their fruits ye shall <no) them! 5% , "ood man out of the "ood treasure of his heart brin"eth forth "ood thin"s; and an e'il man out of the e'il treasure brin"eth forth e'il thin"s! 56 4ut A say unto you, That e'ery idle )ord that men shall spea<, they shall "i'e account thereof in the day of >ud"ment! 58 Bor by thy )ords thou shalt be >ustified, and by thy )ords thou shalt be condemned! Therefore )hosoe'er heareth these sayin"s of mine, and doeth them, shall be li<ened unto a )ise man, )hich built his house upon a roc<; %: ,nd the rain descended, and the floods came, and the )inds ble), and beat upon that house7 and it fell not; for it )as founded upon a roc<! %# ,nd e'ery one that heareth these sayin"s of mine, and doeth them not, shall be li<ened unto a foolish man,

)hich built his house upon the sand; %- ,nd the rain descended, and the floods came, and the )inds ble), and beat upon that house7 and it fell; and "reat )as the fall of it! %1 ,nd it came to pass, )hen Jesus had ended these sayin"s, the people )ere astonished at his teachin"; %2 Bor he tau"ht them as one ha'in" authority, and not as their scribes! C+,&TER 2! Chen he )as come do)n from the mountain, "reat multitudes follo)ed him! - ,nd he )ent round about the 'illa"es, teachin"! Come unto me, all ye that labour and are hea'y laden, and A )ill "i'e you rest! 2 Ta<e my yo<e upon you, and learn from me7 for A am mee< and lo)ly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls! 5 Bor my yo<e is easy, and my burden is li"ht! % No) one of the &harisees desired him that he )ould eat )ith him! ,nd he )ent into the &harisee=s house, and sat do)n to meat! 6 ,nd, behold, a )oman in the city, )hich )as a sinner, )hen she <ne) that Jesus sat at meat in the &harisee=s house, brou"ht an alabaster 'ial of ointment, 8 ,nd stood at his feet behind him )eepin", and be"an to )ash his feet )ith tears, and did )ipe them )ith the hairs of her head, and <issed his feet, and anointed them )ith the ointment! $ No) )hen the &harisee )hich had bidden him sa) it, he spa<e )ithin himself, sayin", This man, if he )ere a prophet, )ould ha'e <no)n )ho and )hat manner of )oman this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner! #: ,nd Jesus ans)erin" said unto him, imon, A ha'e some)hat to say unto thee! ,nd he saith, Master, say on! ## There )as a certain creditor )hich had t)o debtors; the one o)ed fi'e hundred denarii, and the other fifty! #- ,nd )hen they had nothin" to pay, he "raciously for"a'e them both! Chich of them, therefore, )ill lo'e him most@ #1 imon ans)ered and said, A suppose that he, to )hom he for"a'e most! ,nd he said unto him, Thou hast ri"htly >ud"ed! #2 ,nd he turned to the )oman, and said unto imon,

eest thou this )oman@ A entered into thine house, thou "a'est me no )ater for my feet; but she hath )ashed my feet )ith her tears, and )iped them )ith the hairs of her head! #5 Thou "a'est me no <iss; but this )oman since the time A came in hath not ceased to <iss my feet! #% My head )ith oil thou didst not anoint; but this )oman hath anointed my feet )ith ointment! #6 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standin" )ithout, sent unto him, callin" him! #8 ,nd the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, 4ehold, thy mother and thy brethren )ithout see< for thee! #$ ,nd he ans)ered them, sayin", Cho is my mother, and my brethren@ -: ,nd he loo<ed round about on them )hich sat about him, and said, 4ehold my mother and my brethrenE -# Bor )hosoe'er shall do the )ill of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother! -- An the mean time, )hen there )ere "athered to"ether a multitude of many thousands of people, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he be"an to say unto his disciples first of all, 4e)are ye of the lea'en of the &harisees, )hich is hypocrisy! -1 Bor there is nothin" co'ered, that shall not be re'ealed7 neither hid, that shall not be <no)n! -2 Therefore )hatsoe'er ye ha'e spo<en in dar<ness shall be heard in the li"ht7 and that )hich ye ha'e )hispered in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops! -5 ,nd A say unto you my friends, 4e not afraid of them that <ill the body, and after that ha'e no more that they can do! -% 4ut A )ill fore)arn you )hom ye shall fear; Bear him, )hich after he hath <illed hath po)er to cast into hell7 yea, A say unto you, Bear him! -6 ,re not fi'e sparro)s sold for t)o pennies@ ,nd yet not one of them is for"otten before God! -8 4ut e'en the 'ery hairs of your head are all numbered! Bear not therefore; ye are of more 'alue than many sparro)s! -$ ,nd one of the company said unto him, Master, spea< to my brother, that he di'ide the inheritance )ith me! 1: 4ut he said unto him, Man, )ho made me a >ud"e or a di'ider o'er you@ 1# ,nd he said unto them, Ta<e heed, and be)are of all manner of co'etousness; for a man=s life consisteth

not in the abundance of the thin"s )hich he possesseth! 1- ,nd he spa<e a parable unto them, sayin", The "round of a certain rich man brou"ht forth plentifully; 11 ,nd he thou"ht )ithin himself, sayin", Chat shall A do, because A ha'e no room )here to besto) my fruits@ 12 ,nd he said, This )ill A do; A )ill pull do)n my barns, and build "reater7 and there )ill A besto) all my fruits and my "oods! 15 ,nd A )ill say to my soul, oul, thou hast much "oods laid up for many years7 ta<e thine ease, eat, drin<, and be merry! 1% 4ut God said unto him, Thou fool, this ni"ht thy soul shall be re?uired of thee; then )hose shall those thin"s be, )hich thou hast pro'ided@ 16 o is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich to)ard God! 18 ,nd he said unto his disciples, Therefore A say unto you, 4e not concerned for your life, )hat ye shall eat7 neither for your body, )hat ye shall put on! 1$ The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment! 2: Consider the ra'ens; for they neither so) nor reap7 )hich neither ha'e storehouse nor barn7 and yet God feedeth them; of ho) much more 'alue are ye than the fo)lsE 2# ,nd )hich of you )ith bein" concerned can add to his stature one cubit@ 2- Af ye then be not able to do that thin" )hich is least, )hy are ye concerned for the rest@ 21 Consider the lilies ho) they "ro); they toil not, they spin not7 and yet A say unto you, that e'en olomon in all his "lory )as not arrayed li<e one of these! 22 Af then God so clothe the "rass, )hich is to day in the field, and to morro) is cast into the o'en7 ho) much more )ill he clothe you, D ye of little faith@ 25,nd see< not ye )hat ye shall eat, or )hat ye shall drin<, neither be ye of a concerned mind! 2% Bor all these thin"s do the nations of the )orld see< after; and your Bather <no)eth that ye ha'e need of these thin"s! 26 4ut rather see< ye his <in"dom7 and these thin"s shall be added unto you also! 28 Bear not, little floc<7 for it is your Bather=s "ood pleasure to "i'e you the <in"dom! 2$ ell that ye ha'e, and "i'e alms7 pro'ide yoursel'es ba"s )hich )ax not old, a treasure in the hea'ens that faileth not, )here no thief approacheth, neither moth destroyeth!

5: Bor )here your treasure is, there )ill your heart be also! 5# Let your loins be "irded about, and your lamps burnin"7 5- ,nd ye yoursel'es li<e unto men that )ait for their lord, )hen he )ill return from the )eddin" feast7 that )hen he cometh and <noc<eth, they may open unto him immediately! 51 4lessed are those ser'ants, )hom the lord )hen he cometh shall find )atchin"; 'erily A say unto you, that he shall "ird himself, and ma<e them to sit do)n to meat, and )ill come forth and ser'e them! 52 ,nd if he shall come in the second )atch, or come in the third )atch, and find them so, blessed are those ser'ants! 55 ,nd this <no), that if the "oodman of the house had <no)n )hat hour the thief )ould come, he )ould not ha'e suffered his house to be bro<en throu"h into! 5% 4e ye therefore ready also; for the on of man cometh at an hour )hen ye thin< not! 56 Then &eter said unto him, Lord, spea<est thou this parable unto us, or also unto all@ 58 ,nd the Lord said, Cho then is the faithful and )ise ste)ard, )hom his lord shall ma<e ruler o'er his household, to "i'e them their portion of meat in due season@ 5$ 4lessed is that ser'ant, )hom his lord )hen he cometh shall find so doin"! %: Df a truth A say unto you, that he )ill ma<e him ruler o'er all that he hath! %# 4ut and if that ser'ant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his comin"7 and shall be"in to beat the menser'ants and maidser'ants, and to eat and drin<, and to be drun<en7 %- The lord of that ser'ant )ill come in a day )hen he loo<eth not for him, and at an hour )hen he is not a)are, and )ill cut him in sunder! %1 ,nd that ser'ant, )hich <ne) his lord=s )ill, and prepared not himself, neither did accordin" to his )ill, shall be beaten )ith many stripes! %2 4ut he that <ne) not, and did commit thin"s )orthy of stripes, shall be beaten )ith fe) stripes! Bor unto )homsoe'er much is "i'en, of him shall be much re?uired; and to )hom men ha'e committed much, of him they )ill as< the more! %5 ,nd he said also to the people, Chen ye see a cloud rise out of the )est, strai"ht)ay ye say, There cometh a sho)er7 and so it is!

%% ,nd )hen ye see the south )ind blo), ye say, There )ill be heat7 and it cometh to pass! %6 Ge hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the s<y and of the earth7 but ho) is it that ye do not discern this present time@ %8 ,nd )hy e'en of yoursel'es >ud"e ye not )hat is ri"ht@ %$ Chile thou "oest )ith thine ad'ersary to the ma"istrate, as thou art in the )ay, "i'e dili"ence that thou mayest be deli'ered from him7 lest he hale thee to the >ud"e, and the >ud"e deli'er thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison! 6: A tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the 'ery last mite! C+,&TER 5! There )ere present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, )hose blood &ilate had min"led )ith their sacrifices! - ,nd Jesus ans)erin" said unto them, uppose ye that these Galileans )ere sinners abo'e all the Galileans, because they suffered such thin"s@ 1 A tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all li<e)ise perish! 2 Dr those ei"hteen, upon )hom the to)er in iloam fell, and sle) them, thin< ye that they )ere sinners abo'e all men that d)elt in Jerusalem@ 5 A tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all li<e)ise perish! % +e spa<e also this parable7 , certain man had a fi" tree planted in his 'ineyard7 and he came and sou"ht fruit thereon, and found none! 6 Then said he unto the dresser of his 'ineyard, 4ehold, these three years A come see<in" fruit on this fi" tree, and find none; cut it do)n7 )hy cumbereth it the "round@ 8 ,nd he ans)erin" said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till A shall di" about it, and dun" it; $ ,nd if it bear fruit, )ell; but if not, then thou shalt cut it do)n! ,nd as he spa<e, a certain &harisee besou"ht him to dine )ith him; and he )ent in, and sat do)n at meat! ## ,nd )hen the &harisee sa) it, he mar'elled that he had not first )ashed before dinner! #- ,nd the Lord said unto him, No) do ye &harisees

ma<e clean the outside of the cup and the platter7 but your in)ard part is full of ra'enin" and )ic<edness! #1 Ge fools, did not he that made that )hich is )ithout ma<e that )hich is )ithin also@ #2 4ut "i'e alms of such thin"s as ye ha'e7 and, behold, all thin"s are clean unto you! #5 4ut )oe unto you, &hariseesE for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass o'er >ustice and the lo'e of God; these ou"ht ye to ha'e done, and not to lea'e the other undone! #% Coe unto you, &hariseesE for ye lo'e the uppermost seats in the syna"o"ues, and "reetin"s in the mar<ets! #6 Coe unto youE for ye are as "ra'es )hich are not seen, and the men that )al< o'er them are not a)are of them! #8 Then ans)ered one of the la)yers, and said unto him, Master, thus sayin" thou reproachest us also! #$ ,nd he said, Coe unto you also, ye la)yersE for ye lade men )ith burdens "rie'ous to be borne, and ye yoursel'es touch not the burdens )ith one of your fin"ers! -: Coe unto you, la)yersE for ye ha'e ta<en a)ay the <ey of <no)led"e; ye entered not in yoursel'es, and them that )ere enterin" in ye hindered! -# ,nd as he departed from thence, the scribes and the &harisees be"an to ur"e him 'ehemently, and to pro'o<e him to spea< of many thin"s; -- Layin" )ait for him, to catch him in some sayin"! Dn that same day )ent Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side! -2 ,nd "reat multitudes )ere "athered to"ether unto him, so that he )ent into a ship, and sat7 and the )hole multitude stood on the shore! -5 ,nd he spa<e many thin"s unto them in parables, sayin", 4ehold, a so)er )ent forth to so)7 -% ,nd as he so)ed, some seeds fell by the )ay side, and the fo)ls came and de'oured them up; -6 ome fell upon stony places, )here they had not much earth; and forth)ith they sprun" up, because they had no deepness of earth; -8 4ut )hen the sun )as up, they )ere scorched7 and because they had no root, they )ithered a)ay! -$ ,nd some fell amon" thorns7 and the thorns sprun" up, and cho<ed them; 1: 4ut other fell into "ood "round, and brou"ht forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold! 1# Cho hath ears to hear, let him hear!

1- ,nd )hen he )as alone, they that )ere about him )ith the t)el'e as<ed of him the parable! +ear ye therefore the parable of the so)er! 12 Chen any one heareth the )ord of the <in"dom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the )ic<ed one, and snatcheth a)ay that )hich )as so)n in his heart! This is he )hich recei'ed seed by the )ay side! 15 4ut he that recei'ed the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the )ord, and at once )ith >oy recei'eth it7 1% Get hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a )hile; and )hen tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the )ord, he ?uic<ly falleth a)ay! 16 +e also that recei'ed seed amon" the thorns is he that heareth the )ord7 and the care of this )orld, and the deceitfulness of riches, cho<e the )ord, and it becometh unfruitful! 18 4ut he that recei'ed seed into the "ood "round is he that heareth the )ord, and understandeth it7 he also beareth fruit, and brin"eth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty! ,nd he said unto them, As a lamp brou"ht to be put under a bushel, or under a bed@ and not to be set on a lampstand@ 2: Bor there is nothin" hid, )hich shall not be manifested7 neither )as any thin" <ept secret, but that it should come to li"ht! 2# Af any man ha'e ears to hear, let him hear! ,nother parable put he forth unto them, sayin", The <in"dom of hea'en is li<ened unto a man )hich so)ed "ood seed in his field; 21 4ut )hile men slept, his enemy came and so)ed tares amon" the )heat, and )ent his )ay! 22 4ut )hen the blade )as sprun" up, and brou"ht forth fruit, then appeared the tares also! 25 ,nd the ser'ants of the householder came and said unto him, ir, didst not thou so) "ood seed in thy field@ from )hence then hath it tares@ 2% +e said unto them, ,n enemy hath done this! The ser'ants said unto him, Cilt thou then that )e "o and "ather them up@ 26 4ut he said, Nay7 lest )hile ye "ather up the tares, ye root up also the )heat )ith them! 28 Let both "ro) to"ether until the har'est; and in the time of har'est A )ill say to the reapers, Gather ye

to"ether first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but "ather the )heat into my barn! Then he departed from the multitude, and )ent into the house; and his disciples came unto him, sayin", 3eclare unto us the parable of the tares of the field! 5: +e ans)ered and said unto them, +e that so)eth the "ood seed is the on of man7 5# The field is the )orld7 the "ood seed are the children of the <in"dom7 but the tares are the children of the )ic<ed one7 5- The enemy that so)ed them is the de'il7 the har'est is the end of the a"e7 and the reapers are the an"els! 51 ,s therefore the tares are "athered and burned in the fire7 so shall it be in the end of the a"e! 52 The on of man shall send forth his an"els, and they shall "ather out of his <in"dom all thin"s that cause men to sin, and all them )hich do ini?uity7 55 ,nd shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be )ailin" and "nashin" of teeth! 5% Then shall the ri"hteous shine forth as the sun in the <in"dom of their Bather! Cho hath ears to hear, let him hear! ,"ain, the <in"dom of hea'en is li<e unto treasure hid in a field7 the )hich )hen a man hath found, he hideth, and for >oy thereof "oeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field! 58 ,"ain, the <in"dom of hea'en is li<e unto a merchant man, see<in" "oodly pearls; 5$ Cho, )hen he had found one pearl of "reat 'alue, )ent and sold all that he had, and bou"ht it! ,"ain, the <in"dom of hea'en is li<e unto a net, that )as cast into the sea, and "athered fish of e'ery <ind; %# Chich, )hen it )as full, they dre) it to shore, and sat do)n, and "athered the "ood into 'essels, but cast the bad a)ay! %- o shall it be at the end of the a"e; the an"els shall come forth, and se'er the )ic<ed from amon" the >ust, %1 ,nd shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be )ailin" and "nashin" of teeth! %2 Jesus saith unto them, +a'e ye understood all these thin"s@ They say unto him, Gea! %5 Then said he unto them, Therefore e'ery scribe )hich is instructed concernin" the <in"dom of hea'en is

li<e unto a man that is an householder, )hich brin"eth forth out of his treasure thin"s ne) and old! %% ,nd he said, o is the <in"dom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the "round7 %6 ,nd should sleep, and rise ni"ht and day, and the seed should sprin" and "ro) up, he <no)eth not ho)! %8 The earth brin"eth forth fruit of herself7 first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear! %$ 4ut )hen the fruit is brou"ht forth, immediately he putteth in the sic<le, because the har'est is come! ,nd he said, Chereunto shall )e li<en the <in"dom of God@ or )ith )hat parable shall )e describe it@ 6# At is li<e a "rain of mustard seed, )hich, )hen it is so)n in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth; 6- 4ut )hen it is so)n, it "ro)eth up, and becometh "reater than all herbs, and shooteth out "reat branches7 so that the fo)ls of the air may lod"e under the shado) of it! 61 ,nd )ith many such parables spa<e he the )ord unto them, as they )ere able to hear it! 62 ,nd )ithout a parable spa<e he not unto them; but )hen they )ere alone, he expounded all thin"s to his disciples! C+,&TER %! ,nd as they )ent in the )ay, a certain man said unto him, A )ill follo) thee )hithersoe'er thou "oest! - ,nd Jesus said unto him, Boxes ha'e holes, and birds of the air ha'e nests7 but the on of man hath not )here to lay his head! 1 ,nd he said unto another, Bollo) me! 4ut he said, Lord, suffer me first to "o and bury my father! 2 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead; but "o thou and preach the <in"dom of God! 5 ,nd another also said, Lord, A )ill follo) thee7 but let me first "o bid them fare)ell, )hich are at my house! % 4ut Jesus said unto him, No man, ha'in" put his hand to the plou"h, and loo<in" bac<, is fit for the <in"dom of God! ,nd after these thin"s he )ent forth, and sa) a publican, named Le'i, sittin" at the receipt of custom;

and he said unto him, Bollo) me! 8 ,nd he left all, rose up, and follo)ed him! $ ,nd Le'i made him a "reat feast in his house; and there )as a "reat company of publicans and #: Many publicans and sinners sat also to"ether )ith Jesus and his disciples; for there )ere many, and they follo)ed him! ## ,nd )hen the scribes )hich )ere &harisees sa) him eat )ith publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, +o) is it that he eateth and drin<eth )ith publicans and sinners@ #- Chen Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are )hole ha'e no need of the physician, but they that are sic<; A came not to call the ri"hteous, but sinners! #1 ,nd he spa<e also a parable unto them7 No man teareth a piece from a ne) "arment and putteth it upon an old7 if other)ise, then both the ne) ma<eth a rent, and the piece that )as ta<en out of the ne) a"reeth not )ith the old! #2 ,nd no man putteth ne) )ine into old bottles7 else the ne) )ine )ill burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish! #5 4ut ne) )ine must be put into ne) bottles! ,nd it came to pass, that )hen Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence! #6 ,nd )hen he )as come into his o)n country, he tau"ht them in their syna"o"ue, insomuch that they )ere astonished, and said, Chence hath this man this )isdom, and these mi"hty )or<s@ #8 As not this the carpenter=s son@ is not his mother called Mary@ and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and imon, and Judas@ #$ ,nd his sisters, are they not all )ith us@ Chence then hath this man all these thin"s@ -: ,nd they )ere offended in him! 4ut Jesus said unto them, , prophet is not )ithout honour, sa'e in his o)n country, and in his o)n house! 4ut )hen he sa) the multitudes, he )as mo'ed )ith compassion on them, because they )ere distressed, and do)ncast, as sheep ha'in" no shepherd! -- ,nd he called unto him the t)el'e, and be"an to send them forth by t)o and t)o7 -1 ,nd char"ed them, sayin", Go not into the )ay of the Gentiles, and into any city of the amaritans enter ye not; -2 4ut "o rather to the lost sheep of the house of

Asrael! -5 Ta<e ye neither "old, nor sil'er, nor copper in your purses, -% Nor ba" for your >ourney, neither t)o coats, neither shoes, nor yet a staff; for the )or<man is )orthy of his meat! -6 ,nd into )hatsoe'er city or to)n ye shall enter, en?uire )ho in it is )orthy7 and there abide till ye "o thence! -8 ,nd )hen ye come into an house, salute it! -$ ,nd if the house be )orthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not )orthy, let your peace return to you! 1: ,nd )hosoe'er shall not recei'e you, nor hear your )ords, )hen ye depart out of that house or city, sha<e off the dust of your feet! 1# Herily A say unto you, At shall be more tolerable for the land of odom and Gomorrha in the day of >ud"ment, than for that city! 4ehold, A send you forth as sheep in the midst of )ol'es; be ye therefore )ise as serpents, and innocent as do'es! 11 4ut be)are of men; for they )ill deli'er you up to the councils, and they )ill scour"e you in their syna"o"ues7 12 ,nd ye shall be brou"ht before "o'ernors and <in"s for my sa<e, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles! 15 4ut )hen they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another; 1% Bear them not therefore; for there is nothin" co'ered, that shall not be re'ealed7 and hid, that shall not be <no)n! 16 Chat A tell you in dar<ness, that spea< ye in li"ht; and )hat ye hear )hispered in the ear, that proclaim ye upon the housetops! 18 ,nd fear not them )hich <ill the body, but are not able to <ill the soul; but rather fear him )hich is able to destroy both soul and body in hell! 1$ ,re not t)o sparro)s sold for a farthin"@ and one of them shall not fall on the "round )ithout the )ill of your Bather! 2: 4ut the 'ery hairs of your head are all numbered! 2# Bear ye not therefore, ye are of more 'alue than many sparro)s! 2- ,nd they )ent out, and preached that men should repent!

21 ,nd the apostles "athered themsel'es to"ether unto Jesus, and told him all thin"s, both )hat they had done, and )hat they had tau"ht! ,fter these thin"s Jesus )al<ed in Galilee; for he )ould not )al< in Judea, because the Je)s sou"ht to <ill him! 25 Then came to"ether unto him the &harisees, and certain of the scribes, )hich came from Jerusalem! 2% ,nd they sa) some of his disciples eat bread )ith defiled, that is to say, )ith un)ashen, hands! 26 Bor the &harisees, and all the Je)s, except they )ash their hands oft, eat not, holdin" the tradition of the elders! 28 ,nd )hen they come from the mar<et, except they )ash, they eat not! ,nd many other thin"s there be, )hich they ha'e recei'ed to hold, as the )ashin" of cups, and pitchers, and copper 'essels! 2$ ,nd the &harisees and scribes as<ed him, Chy )al< not thy disciples accordin" to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread )ith defiled hands@ 5: ,nd )hen he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, +ear<en unto me e'ery one of you, and understand; 5# There is nothin" from )ithout a man, that enterin" into him can defile him; but the thin"s )hich come out of him, those are they that defile the man! ,nd )hen he )as entered into the house from the people, his disciples as<ed him concernin" the parable! 51 ,nd he saith unto them, ,re ye so )ithout understandin" also@ 3o ye not percei'e, that )hatsoe'er thin" from )ithout entereth into the man, it cannot defile him7 52 4ecause it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and "oeth out into the )aste@ .Thus declared he all meats clean!0 55 ,nd he said, That )hich cometh out of the man, that defileth the man! 5% Bor from )ithin, out of the heart of men, proceed e'il thou"hts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 56 Co'etousness, )ic<edness, deceit, lasci'iousness, en'y, slander, pride, foolishness; 58 ,ll these e'il thin"s come from )ithin, and defile the man! 5$ ,nd from thence he arose, and )ent into the re"ion of Tyre and idon, and entered into an house, and )ould ha'e no man <no) it; but he could not be hid!

C+,&TER 6! ,t the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, sayin", Cho is the "reatest in the <in"dom of hea'en@ - ,nd Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 1 ,nd said, Herily A say unto you, Except ye be con'erted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the <in"dom of hea'en! 2 Chosoe'er therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is "reatest in the <in"dom of hea'en! Coe unto the )orld because of its stumblin" bloc<sE for it must needs be that stumblin" bloc<s come7 but )oe to that man by )hom the stumblin" bloc< comethE % ,nd if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut them off, and cast them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than ha'in" t)o hands or t)o feet to be cast into e'erlastin" fire! 6 ,nd if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluc< it out, and cast it from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life )ith one eye, rather than ha'in" t)o eyes to be cast into hell fire! +o) thin< ye@ if a man ha'e an hundred sheep, and one of them be "one astray, doth he not lea'e the ninety and nine upon the mountains, and "oeth and see<eth that )hich is "one astray@ $ ,nd if so be that he find it, 'erily A say unto you, he re>oiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine )hich )ent not astray! #: E'en so it is not the )ill of your Bather )hich is in hea'en, that one of these little ones should perish! Moreo'er if thy brother shall trespass a"ainst thee, "o and tell him his fault bet)een thee and him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast "ained thy brother! #- 4ut if he )ill not hear thee, then ta<e )ith thee one or t)o more, that in the mouth of t)o or three )itnesses e'ery )ord may be established! #1 ,nd if he shall ne"lect to hear them, tell it unto the church; but if he ne"lect e'en to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a Gentile man and a publican!

Then came &eter to him, and said, Lord, ho) oft shall my brother sin a"ainst me, and A for"i'e him@ till se'en times@ #5 Jesus saith unto him, A say not unto thee, 9ntil se'en times; but, 9ntil se'enty times se'en! Therefore is the <in"dom of hea'en li<ened unto a certain <in", )hich )ould settle accounts )ith his ser'ants! #6 ,nd )hen he had be"un to rec<on, one )as brou"ht unto him, )hich o)ed him ten thousand talents! #8 4ut forasmuch as he had not )here)ith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his )ife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made! #$ The ser'ant therefore fell do)n, and bo)ed before him, sayin", Lord, ha'e patience )ith me, and A )ill pay thee all! -: Then the lord of that ser'ant )as mo'ed )ith compassion, and released him, and for"a'e him the debt! -# 4ut the same ser'ant )ent out, and found one of his fello)ser'ants, )hich o)ed him an hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him, and too< him by the throat, sayin", &ay me that thou o)est! -- o his fello)ser'ant fell do)n at his feet, and besou"ht him, sayin", +a'e patience )ith me, and A )ill pay thee all! -1 ,nd he )ould not; but )ent and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt! -2 o )hen his fello)ser'ants sa) )hat )as done, they )ere 'ery sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that )as done! -5 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, Thou )ic<ed ser'antE A for"a'e thee all that debt, because thou didst beseech me; -% houldest not thou also ha'e had compassion on thy fello)ser'ant, e'en as A had mercy on thee@ -6 ,nd his lord )as )roth, and deli'ered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that )as due unto him! -8 o li<e)ise shall my hea'enly Bather do also unto you, if ye from your hearts for"i'e not e'ery one his brother! ,fter these thin"s the Lord appointed other se'enty also, and sent them t)o and t)o before his face into e'ery city and place, )hither he himself )ould come! 1: ,nd he said unto them, The har'est is "reat, but

the labourers are fe); pray ye therefore the Lord of the har'est, that he )ould send forth labourers into his har'est! 1# Go your )ays; behold, A send you forth as lambs amon" )ol'es! 1- Carry neither purse, nor ba", nor shoes; and salute no man by the )ay! 11 ,nd into )hatsoe'er house ye enter, first say, &eace be to this house! 12 ,nd if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; if not, it shall turn to you a"ain! 15 ,nd in the same house remain, eatin" and drin<in" such thin"s as they "i'e; for the labourer is )orthy of his hire! Go not from house to house! 1% ,nd into )hatsoe'er city ye enter, and they recei'e you, eat such thin"s as are set before you; 16 4ut into )hatsoe'er city ye enter, and they recei'e you not, "o ye into the streets of the same, and say, 18 E'en the 'ery dust of your city, )hich clea'eth to our feet, )e do )ipe off a"ainst you; not)ithstandin" be ye sure of this, that the <in"dom of God is come ni"h unto you! 1$ 4ut A say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for odom, than for that city! No) the Je)=s feast of tabernacles )as at hand! 2# +is brethren therefore said unto him, 3epart hence, and "o into Judea, that thy disciples also may see the )or<s that thou doest! 2- Bor no man doeth any thin" in secret, if he himself see<eth to be <no)n openly! Af thou do these thin"s, she) thyself to the )orld! 21 Bor e'en his brethren did not belie'e in him! 22 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is al)ay at hand! 25 The )orld cannot hate you7 but me it hateth, because A testify of it, that the )or<s thereof are e'il! 2% Go ye up unto this feast; A "o not up unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come! Chen he had said these )ords unto them, he abode still in Galilee! 28 4ut )hen his brethren )ere "one up, then )ent he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it )ere in secret! 2$ No) the Je)s sou"ht him at the feast, and said,

Chere is he@ 5: ,nd there )as much murmurin" amon" the people concernin" him; for some said, +e is a "ood man; others said, Nay7 but he decei'eth the people! 5# +o)beit no man spa<e openly of him for fear of the Je)s! 5- No) about the midst of the feast Jesus )ent up into the temple, and tau"ht! 51 ,nd the Je)s mar'elled, sayin", +o) hath this man recei'ed learnin", ha'in" ne'er studied@ 52 Jesus ans)ered them, and said, 55 3id not Moses "i'e you the la), and yet none of you <eepeth the la)@ Chy do ye see< to <ill me@ 5% The people ans)ered and said, Thou hast a de'il; )ho see<eth to <ill thee@ 56 Jesus ans)ered and said unto them, A ha'e done one )or<, and ye all mar'el! 58 Moses "a'e unto you circumcision7 .not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers70 and ye on the sabbath do circumcise a man! 5$ Af a man on the sabbath recei'e circumcision, that the la) of Moses should not be bro<en7 are ye an"ry at me, because A ha'e made a man e'ery )hit )hole on the sabbath day@ %: Jud"e not accordin" to the appearance, but >ud"e )ith ri"hteous >ud"ment! Then said some of them of Jerusalem, As not this he, )hom they see< to <ill@ %- ,nd, lo, he spea<eth openly, and they say nothin" unto him! 3o the rulers <no) indeed that this is the Christ@ %1 The &harisees heard that the people murmured such thin"s concernin" him7 and the chief priests and the &harisees sent officers to seize him! %2 o there )as a di'ision amon" the people because of him! %5 ,nd some of them )ould ha'e seized him7 but no man laid hands on him! %% Then came the officers to the chief priests and &harisees7 and they said unto them, Chy ha'e ye not brou"ht him@ %6 The officers ans)ered, Ne'er man spa<e li<e this man! %8 Then ans)ered them the &harisees, ,re ye also decei'ed@ %$ +a'e any of the rulers or of the &harisees belie'ed in him@

6: 4ut this people )ho <no)eth not the la) are accursed! 6# Nicodemus saith unto them, .he that came to Jesus beforetime, bein" one of them,0 6- 3oth our la) >ud"e any man, before it hear him, and <no) )hat he doeth@ 61 They ans)ered and said unto him, ,rt thou also of Galilee@ earch, and thou shalt find that out of Galilee ariseth no prophet! 62 ,nd e'ery man )ent unto his o)n house! C+,&TER 8! Jesus )ent unto the mount of Dli'es! - ,nd early in the mornin" he came a"ain into the temple, and all the people came unto him7 and he sat do)n, and tau"ht them! 1 ,nd the scribes and &harisees brou"ht in a )oman cau"ht committin" adultery7 and )hen they had set her in the midst, 2 They say unto him, Master, this )oman )as cau"ht committin" adultery, in the 'ery act! 5 No) Moses in the la) commanded us, that such should be stoned; but )hat sayest thou@ % This they said, to test him, that they mi"ht ha'e cause to accuse him! 4ut Jesus stooped do)n, and )ith his fin"er )rote on the "round! 6 o )hen they continued as<in" him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, +e that is )ithout sin amon" you, let him be the first to cast a stone at her! 8 ,nd a"ain he stooped do)n, and )ith his fin"er )rote on the "round! $ ,nd they )hich heard it, be"an "oin" out one by one, be"innin" at the eldest; and Jesus )as left alone, and the )oman standin" in the midst! #: Chen Jesus had lifted up himself, he said unto her, Coman, )hither are they "one@ hath no man condemned thee@ ## he said, No man, Lord! ,nd Jesus said, Neither do A condemn thee; "o, and sin no more! ,nd as he passed by, he sa) a man )hich )as blind from his birth! #1 ,nd his disciples as<ed him, sayin", Rabbi, )ho did sin, this man, or his parents, that he )as born blind@ #2 Jesus ans)ered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor

his parents; but that the )or<s of God should be made manifest in him! Herily, 'erily, A say unto you, +e that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other )ay, the same is a thief and a robber! #% 4ut he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep! #6 To him the porter openeth7 and the sheep hear his 'oice; and he calleth his o)n sheep by name, and leadeth them out! #8 ,nd )hen he brin"eth forth his o)n sheep, he "oeth before them, and the sheep follo) him; for they <no) his 'oice! #$ ,nd a stran"er )ill they not follo), but )ill flee from him; for they <no) not the 'oice of stran"ers! -: A am the "ood shepherd; the "ood shepherd layeth do)n his life for the sheep! -# +e that is an hirelin", and not the shepherd, )hose o)n the sheep are not, seeth the )olf comin", and lea'eth the sheep, and fleeth; and the )olf catcheth them, and scattereth them! -- +e fleeth, because he is an hirelin", and careth not for the sheep! -1 A am the "ood shepherd, and <no) my o)n, and am <no)n of mine! -2 ,nd other sheep A ha'e, )hich are not of this fold; them also A must brin", and they shall hear my 'oice7 and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd! ,nd, behold, a certain la)yer stood up, and put him to a test, sayin", Master, )hat shall A do to inherit eternal life@ -% +e said unto him, Chat is )ritten in the la)@ ho) readest thou@ -6 ,nd he ans)erin" said, Thou shalt lo'e the Lord thy God )ith all thy heart, and )ith all thy soul, and )ith all thy stren"th, and )ith all thy mind7 and thy nei"hbour as thyself! -8 ,nd he said unto him, Thou hast ans)ered ri"ht; this do, and thou shalt li'e! -$ 4ut he, )illin" to >ustify himself, said unto Jesus, ,nd )ho is my nei"hbour@ 1: ,nd Jesus ans)erin" said, , certain man )ent do)n from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell amon" thie'es, )hich stripped him of his raiment, and beat him, and departed, lea'in" him half dead! 1# ,nd by chance there came do)n a certain priest

that )ay; and )hen he sa) him, he passed by on the other side! 1- ,nd li<e)ise a Le'ite, )hen he )as at the place, came and loo<ed on him, and passed by on the other side! 11 4ut a certain amaritan, as he >ourneyed, came )here he )as; and )hen he sa) him, he had compassion on him, 12 ,nd )ent to him, and bound up his )ounds, pourin" in oil and )ine, and set him on his o)n beast, and brou"ht him to an inn, and too< care of him! 15 ,nd on the morro), he too< out t)o denarii, and "a'e them to the host, and said unto him, Ta<e care of him7 and )hatsoe'er thou spendest more, )hen A come a"ain, A )ill repay thee! 1% Chich no) of these three, thin<est thou, )as nei"hbour unto him that fell amon" the thie'es@ 16 ,nd he said, +e that she)ed mercy on him! Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou li<e)ise! ,nd it came to pass, that, as he )as prayin" in a certain place, )hen he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also tau"ht his disciples! 1$ ,nd he said unto them, Chen ye pray, say, Bather, +allo)ed be thy name! Thy <in"dom come! 2: Gi'e us each day our daily bread! 2# ,nd for"i'e us our sins7 for )e also for"i'e e'ery one that is indebted to us! ,nd lead us not into temptation! 2- ,nd he said unto them, Chich of you shall ha'e a friend, and shall "o unto him at midni"ht, and say unto him, Briend, lend me three loa'es7 21 Bor a friend of mine in his >ourney is come to me, and A ha'e nothin" to set before him@ 22 ,nd he from )ithin shall ans)er and say, Trouble me not; the door is no) shut, and my children are )ith me in bed7 A cannot rise and "i'e thee! 25 A say unto you, Thou"h he )ill not rise and "i'e him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he )ill rise and "i'e him as many as he needeth! 2% ,nd A say unto you, ,s<, and it shall be "i'en you7 see<, and ye shall find7 <noc<, and it shall be opened unto you! 26 Bor e'ery one that as<eth recei'eth7 and he that see<eth findeth7 and to him that <noc<eth it shall be opened! 28 Af a son shall as< a fish, )ill he for a fish "i'e

him a serpent@ 2$ Dr if he shall as< an e"", )ill he offer him a scorpion@ 5: Af ye then, bein" e'il, <no) ho) to "i'e "ood "ifts unto your children; ho) much more shall your hea'enly Bather "i'e the +oly pirit to them that as< him@ C+,&TER $! ,nd it came to pass, as he )ent into the house of one of the chief &harisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they )atched him! - ,nd, behold, there )as a certain man before him )hich had the dropsy! 1 ,nd Jesus ans)erin" spa<e unto the la)yers and &harisees, sayin", As it la)ful to heal on the sabbath day, or no@ 2 4ut they held their peace! 5 ,nd he saith unto them, Chich of you shall ha'e a son or an ox fallen into a pit, and )ill not strai"ht)ay pull him out on the sabbath day@ % ,nd they could not ans)er him to these thin"s! 6 ,nd he put forth a parable to those )hich )ere bidden, )hen he mar<ed ho) they chose out the chief places7 sayin" unto them! 8 Chen thou art bidden of any man to a )eddin" feast, sit not do)n in the hi"hest place7 lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden by him7 $ ,nd he that bade thee and him shall come and say to thee, Gi'e this man place7 and thou be"in )ith shame to ta<e the lo)est place! #: 4ut )hen thou art bidden, "o and sit do)n in the lo)est place7 that )hen he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Briend, "o up hi"her; then shalt thou ha'e honour in the presence of them that sit at meat )ith thee! ## Bor )hosoe'er exalteth himself shall be abased7 and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted! #- Then said he also to him that bade him, Chen thou ma<est a dinner or a feast, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy <insmen, nor thy rich nei"hbours7 lest they also bid thee a"ain, and a recompence be made thee! #1 4ut )hen thou ma<est a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind; #2 ,nd thou shalt be blessed7 for they cannot

recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the >ust! Then said he unto him, , certain man made a "reat feast, and bade many; #% ,nd sent his ser'ant at the time of the feasst to say to them that )ere bidden, Come7 for all thin"s are no) ready! #6 ,nd they all )ith one consent be"an to ma<e excuse! The first said unto him, A ha'e bou"ht a piece of "round, and A must needs "o and see it; A pray thee ha'e me excused! #8 ,nd another said, A ha'e bou"ht fi'e yo<e of oxen, and A "o to pro'e them; A pray thee ha'e me excused! #$ ,nd another said, A ha'e married a )ife, and therefore A cannot come! -: o that ser'ant came, and she)ed his lord these thin"s! Then the master of the house bein" an"ry said to his ser'ant, Go out ?uic<ly into the streets and lanes of the city, and brin" in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the blind, and the halt! -# ,nd the ser'ant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room! -- ,nd the lord said unto the ser'ant, Go out into the hi"h)ays and hed"es, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled! -1 Bor A say unto you, None of those men )hich )ere bidden shall taste of my supper! Bor )hich of you, intendin" to build a to)er, sitteth not do)n first, and counteth the cost, )hether he ha'e sufficient to finish it@ -5 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it be"in to moc< him, -% ayin", This man be"an to build, and )as not able to finish! -6 Dr )hat <in", "oin" to ma<e )ar a"ainst another <in", sitteth not do)n first, and consulteth )hether he be able )ith ten thousand to meet him that cometh a"ainst him )ith t)enty thousand@ -8 Dr else, )hile the other is yet a "reat )ay off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace! Then dre) near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him! 1: ,nd the &harisees and scribes murmured, sayin", This man recei'eth sinners, and eateth )ith them! 1# ,nd he spa<e this parable unto them, sayin", 1- Chat man of you, ha'in" an hundred sheep, if he

lose one of them, doth not lea'e the ninety and nine in the )ilderness, and "o after that )hich is lost, until he find it@ 11 ,nd )hen he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, re>oicin"! 12 ,nd )hen he cometh home, he calleth to"ether his friends and nei"hbours, sayin" unto them, Re>oice )ith me7 for A ha'e found my sheep )hich )as lost! 15 A say unto you, that li<e)ise >oy shall be in hea'en o'er one sinner that repenteth, more than o'er ninety and nine >ust persons, )hich need no repentance! 1% Either )hat )oman ha'in" ten pieces of sil'er, if she lose one piece, doth not li"ht a lamp, and s)eep the house, and see< dili"ently till she find it@ 16 ,nd )hen she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her nei"hbours to"ether, sayin", Re>oice )ith me7 for A ha'e found the piece )hich A had lost! 18 Li<e)ise, A say unto you, there is >oy in the presence of the an"els of God o'er one sinner that repenteth! 1$ ,nd he said, , certain man had t)o sons; 2: ,nd the youn"er of them said to his father, Bather, "i'e me the portion of "oods that falleth to me! ,nd he di'ided unto them his li'in"! 2# ,nd not many days after, the youn"er son "athered all to"ether, and too< his >ourney into a far country, and there )asted his substance )ith riotous li'in"! 2- ,nd )hen he had spent all, there arose a mi"hty famine in that land7 and he be"an to be in )ant! 21 ,nd he )ent and >oined himself to a citizen of that country7 and he sent him into his fields to feed s)ine! 22 ,nd he )ould fain ha'e filled his belly )ith the hus<s that the s)ine did eat; and no man "a'e unto him! 25 4ut )hen he came to himself, he said, +o) many hired ser'ants of my father=s ha'e bread enou"h and to spare, and A perish )ith hun"erE 2% A )ill arise and "o to my father, and )ill say unto him, Bather, A ha'e sinned a"ainst hea'en, and before thee, 26 ,nd am no more )orthy to be called thy son; ma<e me as one of thy hired ser'ants! 28 ,nd he arose, and came to his father! 4ut )hen he )as yet a "reat )ay off, his father sa) him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his nec<, and <issed him! 2$ ,nd the son said unto him, Bather, A ha'e sinned a"ainst hea'en, and in thy si"ht, and am no more )orthy

to be called thy son! 5: 4ut the father said to his ser'ants, 4rin" forth)ith the best robe, and put it on him7 and put a rin" on his hand, and shoes on his feet; 5# ,nd brin" hither the fatted calf, and <ill it7 and let us eat, and be merry; 5- Bor this my son )as dead, and is ali'e a"ain7 he )as lost, and is found! ,nd they be"an to be merry! 51 No) his elder son )as in the field; and as he came and dre) ni"h to the house, he heard music and dancin"! 52 ,nd he called one of the ser'ants, and as<ed )hat these thin"s meant! 55 ,nd he said unto him, Thy brother is come7 and thy father hath <illed the fatted calf, because he hath recei'ed him safe and sound! 5% 4ut he )as an"ry, and )ould not "o in; therefore came his father out, and entreated him! 56 4ut he ans)erin" said to his father, Lo, these many years do A ser'e thee, neither trans"ressed A at any time thy commandment; and yet thou ne'er "a'est me a <id, that A mi"ht ma<e merry )ith my friends; 58 4ut as soon as this thy son )as come, )hich hath de'oured thy li'in" )ith harlots, thou hast <illed for him the fatted calf! 5$ ,nd he said unto him, on, thou art e'er )ith me, and all that A ha'e is thine! %: At )as meet that )e should ma<e merry, and be "lad; for this thy brother )as dead, and is ali'e a"ain7 and )as lost, and is found! C+,&TER #:! ,nd he said also unto his disciples, There )as a certain rich man, )hich had a ste)ard7 and the same )as accused unto him that he had )asted his "oods! - ,nd he called him, and said unto him, Chat is this that A hear of thee@ "i'e an account of thy ste)ardship7 for thou mayest be no lon"er ste)ard! 1 ,nd the ste)ard said )ithin himself, Chat shall A do@ for my lord ta<eth a)ay from me the ste)ardship; A ha'e not stren"th to di"7 to be" A am ashamed! 2 A am resol'ed )hat to do, that, )hen A am put out of the ste)ardship, they may recei'e me into their houses! 5 o he called e'ery one of his lord=s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, +o) much o)est thou unto my lord@

% ,nd he said, ,n hundred measures of oil! ,nd he said unto him, Ta<e thy bill, and sit do)n ?uic<ly, and )rite fifty! 6 Then said he to another, ,nd ho) much o)est thou@ ,nd he said, ,n hundred measures of )heat! ,nd he said unto him, Ta<e thy bill, and )rite fourscore! 8 ,nd the lord commended the dishonest ste)ard, because he had done )isely; for the children of this )orld are )iser in their dealin"s )ith their o)n "eneration than the children of li"ht! $ ,nd A say unto you, Ma<e to yoursel'es friends by means of the mammon of this )orld7 that, )hen it faileth you, they may recei'e you into e'erlastin" habitations! #: +e that is faithful in that )hich is least is faithful also in much; and he that is dishonest in the least is dishonest also in much! ## Af therefore ye ha'e not been faithful )ith the )orldly mammon, )ho )ill commit to your trust the true riches@ #- ,nd if ye ha'e not been faithful in that )hich is another man=s, )ho shall "i'e you that )hich is your o)n@ #1 No ser'ant can ser'e t)o masters; for either he )ill hate the one, and lo'e the other7 or else he )ill hold to the one, and despise the other! Ge cannot ser'e God and mammon! #2 No) the &harisees, )ho )ere lo'ers of money, heard all these thin"s; and they derided him! #5 ,nd he said unto them, Ge are they )hich >ustify yoursel'es before men7 but God <no)eth your hearts; for that )hich is hi"hly esteemed amon" men is abomination in the si"ht of God! Chosoe'er putteth a)ay his )ife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and )hosoe'er marrieth her that is put a)ay from her husband committeth adultery! There )as a certain rich man, )hich )as clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously e'ery day; #8 ,nd there )as a certain be""ar named Lazarus, )hich )as laid at his "ate, full of sores, #$ ,nd desirin" to be fed )ith the crumbs )hich fell from the rich man=s table; moreo'er the do"s came and lic<ed his sores! -:,nd it came to pass, that the be""ar died, and )as carried by the an"els into ,braham=s bosom; the rich man also died, and )as buried7 -# ,nd in hell he lift up his eyes, bein" in

torments, and seeth ,braham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom! -- ,nd he cried and said, Bather ,braham, ha'e mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his fin"er in )ater, and cool my ton"ue7 for A am tormented in this flame! -1 4ut ,braham said, on, remember that thou in thy lifetime recei'edst thy "ood thin"s, and li<e)ise Lazarus e'il thin"s; but no) he is comforted here, and thou art tormented! -2 ,nd beside all this, bet)een us and you there is a "reat "ulf fixed; so that they )hich )ould pass from hence to you cannot7 neither can they pass to us, that )ould come from thence! -5 Then he said, A pray thee therefore, father, that thou )ouldest send him to my father=s house; -% Bor A ha'e fi'e brethren7 that he may )arn them, lest they also come into this place of torment! -6 4ut ,braham saith unto him, They ha'e Moses and the prophets7 let them hear them! -8 ,nd he said, Nay, father ,braham; but if one )ent unto them from the dead, they )ill repent! -$ ,nd he said unto him, Af they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither )ill they be persuaded, thou"h one rose from the dead! Then said he unto the disciples, At is impossible but that occasions of stumblin" )ill come; but )oe unto him, throu"h )hom they comeE 1# At )ere better for him that a millstone )ere han"ed about his nec<, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble! 1- Ta<e heed to yoursel'es; Af thy brother sin, rebu<e him7 and if he repent, for"i'e him! 11 ,nd if he trespass a"ainst thee se'en times in a day, and se'en times in a day turn a"ain to thee, sayin", A repent7 thou shalt for"i'e him! 12 4ut )hich of you, ha'in" a ser'ant plo)in" or <eepin" sheep, )ill say unto him )hen he is come from the field, Go strai"ht)ay and sit do)n to meat@ 15 4ut )ill not rather say unto him, Ma<e ready )here)ith A may sup, and "ird thyself, and ser'e me, till A ha'e eaten and drun<en7 and after)ard thou shalt eat and drin<@ 1% 3oth he than< that ser'ant because he did the thin"s that )ere commanded him@ 16 o li<e)ise ye, )hen ye shall ha'e done all those

thin"s )hich are commanded you, say, Ce are unprofitable ser'ants; )e ha'e done only that )hich )as our duty to do! 18 ,nd )hen he )as demanded of the &harisees, )hen the <in"dom of God should come, he ans)ered them and said, The <in"dom of God cometh not )ith si"ns that are obser'ed; 1$ ,nd as it )as in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the on of man! 2: They did eat, they dran<, they married )i'es, they )ere "i'en in marria"e, until the day that Noah entered into the ar<, and the flood came, and destroyed them all! 2# Li<e)ise also as it )as in the days of Lot7 they did eat, they dran<, they bou"ht, they sold, they planted, they builded7 2- 4ut the same day that Lot )ent out of odom it rained fire and brimstone from hea'en, and destroyed them all! 21 E'en thus shall it be in the day )hen the on of man is re'ealed! 22 An that day, he )hich shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come do)n to ta<e it a)ay; and he that is in the field, let him li<e)ise not return bac<! 25 Remember Lot=s )ife! 2% Chosoe'er shall see< to sa'e his life shall lose it7 and )hosoe'er shall lose his life shall preser'e it! 26 A tell you, in that ni"ht there shall be t)o men in one bed7 the one shall be ta<en, and the other shall be left! 28 T)o )omen shall be "rindin" to"ether7 the one shall be ta<en, and the other left! ,nd he spa<e a parable unto them to this end, that they ou"ht al)ays to pray, and not to faint7 5: ayin", There )as in a certain city a >ud"e, )hich feared not God, neither re"arded man; 5# ,nd there )as a )ido) in that city7 and she came unto him, sayin", Render >ustice for me a"ainst mine ad'ersary! 5- ,nd he )ould not for a )hile; but after)ard he said )ithin himself, Thou"h A fear not God, nor re"ard man7 51 Get because this )ido) troubleth me, A )ill render her >ustice, lest by her continual comin" she )eary me! 52 ,nd the Lord said, +ear )hat the unri"hteous >ud"e saith!

55 ,nd shall not God render >ustice for his o)n elect, )hich cry day and ni"ht unto him@ hall he delay lon" o'er them@ 5% A tell you that he )ill a'en"e them speedily! Ne'ertheless )hen the on of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth@ 56 ,nd he spa<e this parable unto certain )hich trusted in themsel'es that they )ere ri"hteous, and despised others; 58 T)o men )ent up into the temple to pray7 the one a &harisee, and the other a publican! 5$ The &harisee stood and prayed thus )ith himself, God, A than< thee, that A am not as other men are, extortioners, un>ust, adulterers, or e'en as this publican! %: A fast t)ice in the )ee<, A "i'e tithes of all that A "ain! %# ,nd the publican, standin" afar off, )ould not lift up so much as his eyes unto hea'en, but smote upon his breast, sayin", God be merciful to me a sinner! %- A tell you, this man )ent do)n to his house >ustified rather than the other; for e'ery one that exalteth himself shall be abased7 and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted! No) it came to pass, as they )ent, that he entered into a certain 'illa"e; and a certain )oman named Martha recei'ed him into her house! %2 ,nd she had a sister called Mary, )hich also sat at the Lord=s feet, and heard his )ord! %5 4ut Martha )as busy about much ser'in", and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to ser'e alone@ bid her therefore that she help me! %% 4ut the Lord ans)ered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art concerned and troubled about many thin"s; %6 4ut one thin" is needful; and Mary hath chosen that "ood part, )hich shall not be ta<en a)ay from her! C+,&TER ##! ,nd it came to pass, that )hen Jesus had finished these sayin"s, he departed from Galilee, and came into the re"ion of Judaea beyond Jordan7 - ,nd "reat multitudes follo)ed him! 1 The &harisees also came unto him, testin" him, and

sayin" unto him, As it la)ful for a man to put a)ay his )ife for any cause@ 2 ,nd he ans)ered and said unto them, +a'e ye not read, that he )hich made them at the be"innin" made them male and female, 5 ,nd said, Bor this cause shall a man lea'e father and mother, and shall clea'e to his )ife; and they t)ain shall be one flesh@ % Cherefore they are no more t)ain, but one flesh! Chat therefore God hath >oined to"ether, let not man put asunder! 6 They say unto him, Chy did Moses then command to "i'e a )ritin" of di'orcement, and to put her a)ay@ 8 +e saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put a)ay your )i'es; but from the be"innin" it )as not so! $ ,nd A say unto you, Chosoe'er shall put a)ay his )ife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery! The disciples say unto him, Af the case of the man be so )ith his )ife, it is not "ood to marry! ## 4ut he said unto them, ,ll men cannot recei'e this sayin", sa'e they to )hom it is "i'en! #- Bor there are some eunuchs, )hich )ere so born from their mother=s )omb; and there are some eunuchs, )hich )ere made eunuchs of men; and there be eunuchs, )hich ha'e made themsel'es eunuchs for the <in"dom of hea'en=s sa<e! +e that is able to recei'e it, let him recei'e it! Then )ere there brou"ht unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray; and the disciples rebu<ed them! #2 4ut Jesus said, uffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for to such belon"eth the <in"dom of hea'en! #5 ,nd he laid his hands on them, and departed thence! ,nd, behold, one came and said unto him, Master, )hat "ood thin" shall A do, that A may ha'e eternal life@ #6 ,nd he said unto him, Cherefore as<eth thou me concernin" that )hich is "ood@ there is none "ood but one7 but if thou )ilt enter into life, <eep the commandments! #8 +e saith unto him, Chich@ Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt

not steal, Thou shalt not bear false )itness, #$ +onour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt lo'e thy nei"hbour as thyself! -: The youn" man saith unto him, ,ll these thin"s ha'e A <ept; )hat lac< A yet@ -# Jesus said unto him, Af thou )ilt be perfect, "o and sell that thou hast, and "i'e to the poor, and thou shalt ha'e treasure in hea'en; and come and follo) me! -- 4ut )hen the youn" man heard that sayin", he )ent a)ay sorro)ful; for he had "reat possessions! Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Herily A say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the <in"dom of hea'en! -2 ,nd a"ain A say unto you, At is easier for a camel to "o throu"h the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the <in"dom of God! -5 Chen the disciples heard it, they )ere exceedin"ly amazed, sayin", Cho then can be sa'ed@ -% 4ut Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, Cith men this is impossible7 but )ith God all thin"s are possible! Bor the <in"dom of hea'en is li<e unto a man that is an householder, )hich )ent out early in the mornin" to hire labourers for his 'ineyard! -8 ,nd )hen he had a"reed )ith the labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his 'ineyard! -$ ,nd he )ent out about the third hour, and sa) others standin" idle in the mar<etplace, 1: ,nd said unto them7 Go ye also into the 'ineyard, and )hatsoe'er is ri"ht A )ill "i'e you! o they )ent also! 1# ,"ain he )ent out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did li<e)ise! 1- ,nd about the ele'enth hour he )ent out, and found others standin" idle, and saith unto them, Chy stand ye here all the day idle@ 11 They say unto him, 4ecause no man hath hired us! +e saith unto them, Go ye also into the 'ineyard! 12 ,nd )hen e'en )as come, the lord of the 'ineyard saith unto his ste)ard, Call the labourers, and "i'e them their hire, be"innin" from the last unto the first! 15 ,nd )hen they came that )ere hired about the ele'enth hour, they recei'ed e'ery man a denarius! 1% ,nd )hen the first came, they supposed that they should recei'e more7 but they li<e)ise recei'ed e'ery man a denarius!

16 ,nd )hen they had recei'ed it, they murmured a"ainst the "oodman of the house, 18 ayin", These last ha'e laboured but one hour, and thou hast made them e?ual unto us, )hich ha'e borne the burden and heat of the day! 1$ 4ut he ans)ered one of them, and said, Briend, A do thee no )ron"; didst not thou a"ree )ith me for a denarius@ 2: Ta<e that thine is, and "o thy )ay; A )ill "i'e unto this last, e'en as unto thee! 2# As it not la)ful for me to do )hat A )ill )ith mine o)n@ Dr is thine eye en'ious, because A "i'e freely@ 2- o the last shall be first, and the first last! ,nd Jesus entered and passed throu"h Jericho! 22 ,nd, behold, there )as a man named Facchaeus, )hich )as the chief amon" the publicans, and he )as rich! 25 ,nd he sou"ht to see Jesus )ho he )as7 and could not for the press, because he )as little of stature! 2% ,nd he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him; for he )as to pass that )ay! 26 ,nd )hen Jesus came to the place, he loo<ed up, and said unto him, Facchaeus, ma<e haste, and come do)n7 for to day A must abide at thy house! 28 ,nd he made haste, and came do)n, and recei'ed him >oyfully! 2$ ,nd )hen they sa) it, they all murmured, sayin", +e is "one to be "uest )ith a man that is a sinner! 5: ,nd Facchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; 4ehold, Lord, the half of my "oods A "i'e to the poor7 and if A ha'e ta<en any thin" from any man by false accusation, A restore him fourfold! 5# ,nd Jesus said unto him, This day is sal'ation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of ,braham! 5- Bor the on of man is come to see< and to sa'e that )hich )as lost! ,nd as they heard these thin"s, he continued and spa<e a parable, because he )as ni"h to Jerusalem, and because they thou"ht that the <in"dom of God should immediately appear! 52 +e said therefore, , certain nobleman )ent into a far country to recei'e for himself a <in"dom, and then to return! 55 ,nd he called ten of his ser'ants, and deli'ered

them ten pounds, and said unto them, 3o business )ith this till A come! 5% 4ut his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, sayin", Ce )ill not ha'e this man to rei"n o'er us! 56 ,nd it came to pass, that )hen he )as returned, ha'in" recei'ed the <in"dom, then he commanded these ser'ants to be called unto him, to )hom he had "i'en the money, that he mi"ht <no) ho) much e'ery man had "ained by tradin"! 58 Then came the first, sayin", Lord, thy pound hath "ained ten pounds more! 5$ ,nd he said unto him, Cell done, thou "ood ser'ant; because thou hast been faithful in a 'ery little, ha'e thou authority o'er ten cities! %: ,nd the second came, sayin", Lord, thy pound hath "ained fi'e pounds! %# ,nd he said li<e)ise to him, 4e thou also o'er fi'e cities! %- ,nd another came, sayin", Lord, behold, here is thy pound, )hich A ha'e <ept laid up in a nap<in; %1 Bor A feared thee, because thou art an austere man; thou ta<est up that thou layedst not do)n, and reapest that thou didst not so)! %2 ,nd he saith unto him, Dut of thine o)n mouth )ill A >ud"e thee, thou )ic<ed ser'ant! Thou <ne)est that A )as an austere man, ta<in" up that A laid not do)n, and reapin" that A did not so); %5 Cherefore then "a'est not thou my money into the ban<, that at my comin" A mi"ht ha'e recei'ed it )ith interest@ %% ,nd he said unto them that stood by, Ta<e from him the pound, and "i'e it to him that hath ten pounds! %6 .,nd they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten poundsE0 %8 A say unto you, That unto e'ery one )hich hath shall more be "i'en7 from him that hath not, e'en that )hich he hath shall be ta<en a)ay! %$ 4ut those mine enemies, )hich )ould not that A should rei"n o'er them, brin" hither, and slay them before me! 6: ,nd )hen he had thus spo<en, he )ent before, ascendin" up to Jerusalem! C+,&TER #-! ,nd )hen they dre) ni"h unto Jerusalem, and )ere come

to 4ethpha"e, unto the mount of Dli'es, then sent Jesus t)o disciples, - ayin" unto them, Go into the 'illa"e )hich is before you, and strai"ht)ay ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt )ith her; loose them, and brin" them unto me! 1 ,nd if any man say ou"ht unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them7 and strai"ht)ay he )ill send them! 2 ,nd the disciples )ent, and did as Jesus commanded them, 5 ,nd brou"ht the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and he sat thereon! % ,nd a 'ery "reat multitude spread their "arments in the )ay7 others cut do)n branches from the trees, and stre)ed them in the )ay! 6 ,nd )hen he )as come into Jerusalem, all the city )as mo'ed, sayin", Cho is this@ 8 The &harisees therefore said amon" themsel'es, &ercei'e ye ho) ye pre'ail nothin"@ behold, the )orld is "one after him! $ No) there )ere certain Gree<s amon" them that came up to )orship at the feast; #: The same came therefore to &hilip, )hich )as of 4ethsaida of Galilee, and as<ed him, sayin", ir, )e )ould see Jesus! ## &hilip cometh and telleth ,ndre); and then ,ndre) and &hilip tell Jesus! #- ,nd Jesus ans)ered them, sayin", The hour is come, that the on of man should be "lorified! #1 Herily, 'erily, A say unto you, Except a corn of )heat fall into the "round and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it brin"eth forth much fruit! #2 ,nd he left them, and )ent out of the city into 4ethany7 and he lod"ed there! #5 ,nd on the morro), )hen they )ere come from 4ethany, #% Jesus )ent into the temple, and be"an to cast out them that sold and bou"ht in the temple, and o'erthre) the tables of the moneychan"ers, and the seats of them that sold do'es7 #6 ,nd )ould not suffer that any man should carry any "oods throu"h the temple! #8 ,nd he tau"ht, sayin" unto them, As it not )ritten, My house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations@ but ye ha'e made it a den of thie'es! #$ ,nd the chief priests and scribes heard it, and sou"ht ho) they mi"ht destroy him; for they feared him, because all the people )as astonished at his teachin"! -: ,nd )hen e'en )as come, they )ent out of the city!

,nd they come a"ain to Jerusalem; and as he )as )al<in" in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, -- ,nd he said unto them, 4ut )hat thin< ye@ , certain man had t)o sons7 and he came to the first, and said, on, "o )or< to day in my 'ineyard! -1 ,nd he ans)ered and said, A )ill not; but after)ard he repented, and )ent! -2 ,nd he came to the second, and said li<e)ise! ,nd he ans)ered and said, A "o, sir; and )ent not! -5 Chich of the t)ain did the )ill of his father@ They ans)er, The first! Jesus saith unto them, Herily A say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots "o into the <in"dom of God before you! +ear another parable; -6 , certain man planted a 'ineyard, and set an hed"e about it, and di""ed a pit for the )inepress, and built a to)er, and let it out to husbandmen, and )ent into a far country! -8 ,nd at the har'est season he sent to the husbandmen a ser'ant, that he mi"ht recei'e from the husbandmen of the fruit of the 'ineyard! -$ ,nd they cau"ht him, and beat him, and sent him a)ay empty(handed! 1: ,nd a"ain he sent unto them another ser'ant7 and they )ounded him in the head, and sent him a)ay shamefully handled! 1# ,nd a"ain he sent another7 and him they <illed7 and many others, beatin" some, and <illin" some! 1- +a'in" yet therefore one son, his )ellbelo'ed, he sent him also last unto them, sayin", They )ill re'erence my son! 11 4ut those husbandmen said amon" themsel'es, This is the heir7 come, let us <ill him, and the inheritance shall be our=s! 12 ,nd they too< him, and <illed him, and cast him out of the 'ineyard! 15 Chat shall therefore the lord of the 'ineyard do@ he )ill come and destroy the husbandmen, and )ill "i'e the 'ineyard unto others! 1% ,nd )hen the chief priests and &harisees had heard his parables, they percei'ed that he spa<e of them! 16 4ut )hen they sou"ht to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they too< him for a prophet!

,nd Jesus ans)ered and spa<e unto them a"ain by parables, and said, 1$ The <in"dom of hea'en is li<e unto a certain <in", )hich made a marria"e feast for his son, 2: ,nd sent forth his ser'ants to call them that )ere bidden to the )eddin" feast; and they )ould not come! 2# ,"ain, he sent forth other ser'ants, sayin", Tell them )hich are bidden, 4ehold, A ha'e prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlin"s are <illed, and all thin"s are ready; come unto the marria"e feast! 2- 4ut they made li"ht of it, and )ent their )ays, one to his farm, another to his business; 21 ,nd the remnant too< his ser'ants, and treated them shamefully and sle) them! 22 4ut the <in" )as )roth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city! 25 Then saith he to his ser'ants, The )eddin" is ready, but they )hich )ere bidden )ere not )orthy! 2% Go ye therefore into the hi"h)ays, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marria"e feast! 26 o those ser'ants )ent out into the hi"h)ays, and "athered to"ether all as many as they found, both bad and "ood; and the )eddin" hall )as furnished )ith "uests! 4ut )hen the <in" came in to see the "uests, he sa) there a man )hich had not on a )eddin" "arment; 2$ ,nd he saith unto him, Briend, ho) camest thou in hither not ha'in" a )eddin" "arment@ ,nd he )as speechless! 5: Then said the <in" to the ser'ants, 4ind him hand and foot, and cast him into outer dar<ness7 there shall be )eepin" and "nashin" of teeth! 5# Bor many are called, but fe) are chosen! Then )ent the &harisees, and too< counsel ho) they mi"ht entan"le him in his tal<! 51 ,nd they sent out unto him their disciples )ith the +erodians, sayin", Master, )e <no) that thou art true, and teachest the )ay of God in truth, neither deferrest thou to any man; for thou re"ardest not the station of men! 52 Tell us therefore, Chat thin<est thou@ As it la)ful to pay taxes unto Caesar, or not@ 55 4ut Jesus percei'ed their )ic<edness, and said, Chy do ye test me, ye hypocrites@ 5% he) me the tax money! ,nd they brou"ht unto him a

denarius! 56 ,nd he saith unto them, Chose is this ima"e and superscription@ 58 They say unto him, Caesar=s! Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the thin"s )hich are Caesar=s7 and unto God the thin"s that are God=s! 5$ Chen they had heard these )ords, they mar'elled, and left him, and )ent their )ay! The same day came to him the adducees, )hich say that there is no resurrection, and as<ed him, %# ayin", Master, Moses said, Af a man die, ha'in" no children, his brother shall marry his )ife, and raise up seed unto his brother! %- No) there )ere )ith us se'en brethren; and the first, )hen he had married a )ife, deceased, and, ha'in" no issue, left his )ife unto his brother; %1 Li<e)ise the second also, and the third, unto the se'enth! %2 ,nd last of all the )oman died also! %5 Therefore in the resurrection )hose )ife shall she be of the se'en@ for they all had her! %% Jesus ans)ered and said unto them, Ge do err, not <no)in" the scriptures, nor the po)er of God! %6 Bor in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are "i'en in marria"e, but are as the an"els in hea'en! %8 4ut as touchin" the resurrection of the dead, ha'e ye not read that )hich )as spo<en unto you by God, sayin", %$ A am the God of ,braham, and the God of Asaac, and the God of Jacob@ +e is not the God of the dead, but of the li'in"! 6: ,nd )hen the multitude heard this, they )ere astonished at his teachin"! ,nd one of the scribes came, and ha'in" heard them reasonin" to"ether, and percei'in" that he had ans)ered them )ell, as<ed him, Chich is the first commandment of all@ 6- ,nd Jesus ans)ered him, The first is, +ear, D Asrael7 The Lord our God is one Lord; 61 ,nd thou shalt lo'e the Lord thy God )ith all thy heart, and )ith all thy soul, and )ith all thy mind, and )ith all thy stren"th; this is the first commandment! 62 The second is thus; Thou shalt lo'e thy nei"hbour as thyself! There is none other commandment "reater than these! 65 Dn these t)o commandments han" all the la) and the

prophets! 6% ,nd the scribe said unto him, Thou spea<est ri"htly, Master, in that thou hast said, God is one7 and there is none other but he; 66 ,nd to lo'e him )ith all the heart, and )ith all the understandin", and )ith all the stren"th, and to lo'e thy nei"hbour as thyself, is more than all )hole burnt(offerin"s and sacrifices! C+,&TER #1! Then spa<e Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, - ayin", The scribes and the &harisees sit in Moses= seat; 1 ,ll therefore )hatsoe'er they bid you obser'e, that obser'e and do7 but do not ye after their )or<s; for they say, and do not accordin"ly! 2 Bor they bind hea'y burdens and "rie'ous to be borne, and lay them on men=s shoulders7 but they themsel'es )ill not mo'e them )ith one of their fin"ers! 5 4ut all their )or<s they do for to be seen of men; they ma<e broad their phylacteries, and len"then the frin"es of their "arments, % ,nd lo'e the place of honour at feasts, and the chief seats in the syna"o"ues, 6 ,nd "reetin"s in the mar<ets, and to be called of men, Rabbi! 8 4ut be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your Master, and all ye are brethren! $ ,nd call no man your father upon the earth; for one is your Bather, )hich is in hea'en! #: Neither be ye called masters; for one is your Master, e'en Christ! ## 4ut he that is "reatest amon" you shall be your ser'ant! #- ,nd )hosoe'er shall exalt himself shall be humbled7 and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted! 4ut )oe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE for ye shut up the <in"dom of hea'en a"ainst men; #2 Bor ye neither "o in yoursel'es, neither suffer ye them that are enterin" to "o in! #5 Coe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE for ye compass sea and land to ma<e one proselyte, and )hen he is made, ye ma<e him t)ofold more the child of

hell than yoursel'es! #% Coe unto you, ye blind "uides, )hich say, Chosoe'er shall s)ear by the temple, it is nothin"7 but )hosoe'er shall s)ear by the "old of the temple, he is bound therebyE #6 Ge fools and blind; for )hether is "reater, the "old, or the temple that sanctifieth the "old@ #8 ,nd, Chosoe'er shall s)ear by the altar, it is nothin"7 but )hosoe'er s)eareth by the "ift that is upon it, he is bound thereby! #$ Ge blind men; for )hether is "reater, the "ift, or the altar that sanctifieth the "ift@ -: Choso therefore shall s)ear by the altar, s)eareth by it, and by all thin"s thereon! -# ,nd )hoso shall s)ear by the temple, s)eareth by it, and by him that d)elleth therein! -- ,nd he that shall s)ear by hea'en, s)eareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon! -1 Coe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE for ye pay tithe of mint and dill and cummin, and ha'e omitted the )ei"htier matters of the la), >ustice, mercy, and faith; these ou"ht ye to ha'e done, )ithout lea'in" the other undone! -2 Ge blind "uides, )hich strain out a "nat, and s)allo) a camel! -5 Coe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE for ye ma<e clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but )ithin they are full of extortion and excess! -% Thou blind &harisee, cleanse first that )hich is )ithin the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also! -6 Coe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE for ye are li<e unto )hited sepulchres, )hich indeed appear beautiful out)ard, but are )ithin full of dead men=s bones, and of all uncleanness! -8 E'en so ye also out)ardly appear ri"hteous unto men, but )ithin ye are full of hypocrisy and ini?uity! -$ Coe unto you, scribes and &harisees, hypocritesE because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and "arnish the sepulchres of the ri"hteous, 1: ,nd say, Af )e had been in the days of our fathers, )e )ould not ha'e been parta<ers )ith them in the blood of the prophets! 1# Cherefore ye be )itnesses unto yoursel'es, that ye are the children of them )hich <illed the prophets! 1- Bill ye up then the measure of your fathers! 11 Ge serpents, ye "eneration of 'ipers, ho) can ye

escape the condemnation of hell@ ,nd Jesus sat opposite the treasury, and beheld ho) the people cast money into the treasury; and many that )ere rich cast in much! 15 ,nd there came a certain poor )ido), and she thre) in t)o mites, )hich ma<e a penny! 1% ,nd he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Herily A say unto you, That this poor )ido) hath cast more in, than all they )hich ha'e cast into the treasury; 16 Bor all they did cast in of their abundance7 but she of her )ant did cast in all that she had, e'en all her li'in"! ,nd Jesus )ent out, and departed from the temple; and his disciples came to him for to she) him the buildin"s of the temple! 1$ ,nd Jesus said unto them, ee ye not all these thin"s@ 'erily A say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thro)n do)n! 2: Then let them )hich be in Judaea flee into the mountains; 2# Let him )hich is on the housetop not come do)n to ta<e any thin" out of his house; 2- Neither let him )hich is in the field return bac< to ta<e his cloa<! 21 ,nd )oe unto them that are )ith child, and to them that "i'e suc< in those daysE 22 4ut pray ye that your fli"ht be not in the )inter, neither on the sabbath day; 25 Bor then shall be "reat tribulation, such as )as not since the be"innin" of the )orld to this time, no, nor e'er shall be! 2% Ammediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be dar<ened, and the moon shall not "i'e her li"ht, and the stars shall fall from hea'en, and the po)ers of the hea'ens shall be sha<en; No) learn a parable from the fi" tree7 Chen its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth lea'es, ye <no) that summer is ni"h; 28 o li<e)ise ye, )hen ye shall see all these thin"s, <no) that he is near, e'en at the doors! 2$ 4ut of that day and hour <no)eth no man, not the an"els of hea'en, nor the on, but the Bather only! 5: 4ut as the days of Noah )ere, so shall also the

comin" of the on of man be! 5# Bor as in the days that )ere before the flood they )ere eatin" and drin<in", marryin" and "i'in" in marria"e, until the day that Noah entered into the ar<, 5- ,nd <ne) not until the flood came, and too< them all a)ay7 so shall the comin" of the on of man be! 51 Then shall t)o be in the field7 the one shall be ta<en, and the other left! 52 T)o )omen shall be "rindin" at the mill7 the one shall be ta<en, and the other left! Catch therefore; for ye <no) not )hat day your Lord doth come! 5% 4ut <no) this, that if the "oodman of the house had <no)n in )hat )atch the thief )ould come, he )ould ha'e )atched, and )ould not ha'e suffered his house to be bro<en into! 56 Therefore be ye also ready! 58 Cho then is a faithful and )ise ser'ant, )hom his lord hath made ruler o'er his household, to "i'e them their meat in due season@ 5$ 4lessed is that ser'ant, )hom his lord )hen he cometh shall find so doin"! %: Herily A say unto you, That he shall ma<e him ruler o'er all his "oods! %# 4ut and if that e'il ser'ant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his comin"7 %- ,nd shall be"in to smite his fello)ser'ants, and to eat and drin< )ith the drun<en7 %1 The lord of that ser'ant shall come in a day )hen he loo<eth not for him, and in an hour that he is not a)are of, %2 ,nd shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion )ith the hypocrites; there shall be )eepin" and "nashin" of teeth! C+,&TER #2! Then shall the <in"dom of hea'en be li<ened unto ten 'ir"ins, )hich too< their lamps, and )ent forth to meet the bride"room! - ,nd fi'e of them )ere )ise, and fi'e )ere foolish! 1 They that )ere foolish too< their lamps, and too< no oil )ith them; 2 4ut the )ise too< oil in their 'essels )ith their lamps! 5 Chile the bride"room tarried, they all slumbered

and slept! % ,nd at midni"ht there )as a cry made, 4ehold, the bride"roomE Go ye out to meet him! 6 Then all those 'ir"ins arose, and trimmed their lamps! 8 ,nd the foolish said unto the )ise, Gi'e us of your oil7 for our lamps are "one out! $ 4ut the )ise ans)ered, sayin", Not so7 lest there be not enou"h for us and you; but "o ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yoursel'es! #: ,nd )hile they )ent to buy, the bride"room came7 and they that )ere ready )ent in )ith him to the marria"e feast7 and the door )as shut! ## ,fter)ard came also the other 'ir"ins, sayin", Lord, Lord, open to us! #- 4ut he ans)ered and said, Herily A say unto you, A <no) you not! #1 Catch therefore! #2 Bor it shall be li<e unto a man tra'ellin" into a far country, )ho called his o)n ser'ants, and deli'ered unto them his "oods! #5 ,nd unto one he "a'e fi'e talents, to another t)o, and to another one7 to e'ery man accordin" to his se'eral ability7 and then too< his >ourney! #% trai"ht)ay he that had recei'ed the fi'e talents )ent and traded )ith the same, and made there)ith other fi'e talents! #6 ,nd li<e)ise he that had recei'ed t)o, he also "ained other t)o! #8 4ut he that had recei'ed one )ent and di""ed in the earth, and hid his lord=s money! #$ ,fter a lon" time the lord of those ser'ants cometh, and rec<oneth )ith them! -: ,nd he that had recei'ed fi'e talents came and brou"ht other fi'e talents, sayin", Lord, thou deli'eredst unto me fi'e talents; behold, A ha'e "ained beside them fi'e talents more! -# +is lord said unto him, Cell done, thou "ood and faithful ser'ant; thou hast been faithful o'er a fe) thin"s, A )ill ma<e thee ruler o'er many thin"s; enter thou into the >oy of thy lord! -- +e also that had recei'ed t)o talents came and said, Lord, thou deli'eredst unto me t)o talents; behold, A ha'e "ained t)o other talents beside them! -1 +is lord said unto him, Cell done, "ood and faithful ser'ant7 thou hast been faithful o'er a fe) thin"s, A )ill ma<e thee ruler o'er many thin"s; enter thou into the >oy of thy lord!

-2 Then he )hich had recei'ed the one talent came and said, Lord, A <ne) thee that thou art an hard man, reapin" )here thou hast not so)n, and "atherin" )here thou hast not stre)n; -5 ,nd A )as afraid, and )ent and hid thy talent in the earth; lo, there thou hast that is thine! -% +is lord ans)ered and said unto him, Thou )ic<ed and slothful ser'ant, thou <ne)est that A reap )here A so)ed not, and "ather )here A ha'e not stre)n; -6 Thou ou"htest therefore to ha'e put my money to the exchan"ers, and then at my comin" A should ha'e recei'ed mine o)n )ith interest! -8 Ta<e therefore the talent from him, and "i'e it unto him )hich hath ten talents! -$ Bor unto e'ery one that hath shall more be "i'en, and he shall ha'e abundance; but from him that hath not shall be ta<en a)ay e'en that )hich he hath! 1: ,nd cast ye the unprofitable ser'ant into outer dar<ness; there shall be )eepin" and "nashin" of teeth! 1# ,nd ta<e heed to yoursel'es, lest at any time your hearts be filled )ith re'ellin"s, and drun<enness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you suddenly li<e a snare! 1- Bor it shall come upon all them that d)ell on the face of the )hole earth! 11 4ut )atch ye al)ays and pray, that ye may be )ith stren"th to escape all these thin"s that shall come to pass, and to stand before the on of man! Chen the on of man shall come in his "lory, and all the an"els )ith him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his "lory; 15 ,nd before him shall be "athered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd di'ideth the sheep from the "oats; 1% ,nd he shall set the sheep on his ri"ht hand, but the "oats on the left! 16 Then shall the Iin" say unto them on his ri"ht hand, Come, ye blessed of my Bather, inherit the <in"dom prepared for you from the foundation of the )orld; 18 Bor A )as an hun"red, and ye "a'e me meat; A )as thirsty, and ye "a'e me drin<; A )as a stran"er, and ye in'ited me in; 1$ Na<ed, and ye clothed me; A )as sic<, and ye 'isited me; A )as in prison, and ye came unto me! 2: Then shall the ri"hteous ans)er him, sayin", Lord, )hen sa) )e thee an hun"red, and fed thee@ or thirsty, and "a'e thee drin<@

2# Chen sa) )e thee a stran"er, and in'ited thee in@ or na<ed, and clothed thee@ 2- Dr )hen sa) )e thee sic<, or in prison, and came unto thee@ 21 ,nd the Iin" shall ans)er and say unto them, Herily A say unto you, Anasmuch as ye ha'e done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye ha'e done it unto me! 22 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, 3epart from me, ye cursed, into e'erlastin" fire, prepared for the de'il and his an"els; 25 Bor A )as an hun"ered, and ye "a'e me no meat; A )as thirsty, and ye "a'e me no drin<; 2% A )as a stran"er, and ye in'ited me not in; na<ed, and ye clothed me not; sic<, and in prison, and ye 'isited me not! 26 Then shall they also ans)er him, sayin", Lord, )hen sa) )e thee an hun"ered, or athirst, or a stran"er, or na<ed, or sic<, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee@ 28 Then shall he ans)er them, sayin", Herily A say unto you, Anasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me! 2$ ,nd these shall "o a)ay into e'erlastin" punishment; but the ri"hteous into life eternal! C+,&TER #5! At )as no) t)o days until the passo'er, and the feast of unlea'ened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sou"ht ho) they mi"ht ta<e him by craft, and put him to death! - 4ut they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people! 1 ,nd bein" in 4ethany in the house of imon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a )oman ha'in" an alabaster 'ial of ointment of spi<enard 'ery precious7 and she bra<e the 'ial, and poured it on his head! 2 4ut there )ere some that had indi"nation )ithin themsel'es, and said, Chy )as this )aste of the ointment made@ 5 Bor it mi"ht ha'e been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and ha'e been "i'en to the poor! ,nd they rebu<ed her! % 4ut Jesus said, Let her alone7 )hy trouble ye her@ she hath )rou"ht a "ood )or< on me! 6 Bor ye ha'e the poor )ith you al)ays, and

)hensoe'er ye )ill ye may do them "ood; but me ye ha'e not al)ays! 8 he hath done )hat she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body for buryin"! Then one of the t)el'e, called Judas Ascariot, )ent unto the chief priests, #: ,nd said unto them, Chat )ill ye "i'e me if A )ill deli'er him unto you@ ,nd they )ei"hed unto him thirty pieces of sil'er! ## ,nd from that time he sou"ht opportunity to betray him! No) the first day of the feast of unlea'ened bread the disciples came to Jesus, sayin" unto him, Chere )ilt thou that )e prepare for thee to eat the passo'er@ #1 ,nd he said, Go into the city to a certain man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand7 A )ill <eep the passo'er at thy house )ith my disciples! #2 ,nd the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them7 and they made ready the passo'er! #5 No) )hen the e'en )as come, he sat do)n )ith the t)el'e! #% ,nd there arose also a dispute amon" them, )hich of them should be accounted the "reatest! #6 ,nd he said unto them, The <in"s of the Gentiles exercise lordship o'er them7 and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors! #8 4ut ye shall not be so; but he that is "reatest amon" you, let him be as the youn"er7 and he that is chief, as he that doth ser'e! #$ Bor )hether is "reater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that ser'eth@ is not he that sitteth at meat@ but A am amon" you as he that ser'eth! ,nd )hile they supped, -# Jesus riseth from supper, and laid aside his "arments7 and too< a to)el, and "irded himself! -- ,fter that he poureth )ater into a basin, and be"an to )ash the disciples feet, and to )ipe them )ith the to)el )here)ith he )as "irded! -1 Then cometh he to imon &eter; and &eter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou )ash my feet@ -2 Jesus ans)ered and said unto him, Chat A do thou <no)est not no)7 but thou shalt <no) hereafter! -5 &eter saith unto him, Thou shalt ne'er )ash my feet! Jesus ans)ered him, Af A )ash thee not, thou hast no part )ith me!

-% imon &eter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head! -6 Jesus saith to him, +e that has )ashed needeth not sa'e to )ash his feet, but is clean e'ery )hit; and ye are clean, but not all! -8 Bor he <ne) )ho should betray him7 therefore said he, Ge are not all clean! -$ o after he had )ashed their feet, and had ta<en his "arments, and )as set do)n a"ain, he said unto them, Ino) ye )hat A ha'e done to you@ 1: Ge call me Master and Lord; and ye say )ell7 for so A am! 1# Af A then, your Lord and Master, ha'e )ashed your feet7 ye also ou"ht to )ash one another=s feet! 1- Bor A ha'e "i'en you an example, that ye should do as A ha'e done to you! 11 Herily, 'erily, A say unto you, The ser'ant is not "reater than his lord7 neither he that is sent "reater than he that sent him! 12 Af ye <no) these thin"s, happy are ye if ye do them! Chen Jesus had thus said, he )as troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Herily, 'erily, A say unto you, that one of you shall betray me! 1% Then the disciples loo<ed one on another, doubtin" of )hom he spa<e! 16 No) there )as leanin" on Jesus= bosom one of his disciples, )hom Jesus lo'ed! 18 imon &eter therefore bec<oned to him and said, ,s< him )ho it should be of )hom he spa<e! 1$ +e then lyin" on Jesus= breast saith unto him, Lord, )ho is it@ 2: Jesus ans)ered, +e it is, to )hom A shall "i'e a sop, )hen A ha'e dipped it! ,nd )hen he had dipped the sop, he "a'e it to Judas Ascariot, the son of imon! Therefore, )hen he )as "one out, Jesus said, 2- , ne) commandment A "i'e unto you, That ye lo'e one another7 e'en as A ha'e lo'ed you, that ye also lo'e one another! 21 4y this shall all men <no) that ye are my disciples, if ye ha'e lo'e one to another! 22 Then saith Jesus unto them, ,ll ye shall fall a)ay because of me this ni"ht; 25 &eter ans)ered and said unto him, Thou"h all men shall fall a)ay because of thee, yet )ill A ne'er fall a)ay!

2% A am ready to "o )ith thee, both into prison, and to death! 26 ,nd he said, A tell thee, &eter, the coc< shall not cro) this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou <no)est me! 28 &eter said unto him, Thou"h A must die )ith thee, yet )ill A not deny thee! Li<e)ise also said all the disciples! Then cometh Jesus )ith them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, it ye here, )hile A "o and pray yonder! 5: ,nd he too< )ith him &eter and the t)o sons of Febedee, and be"an to be sorro)ful and 'ery hea'y! 5# Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceedin" sorro)ful, e'en unto death; tarry ye here, and )atch )ith me! 5- ,nd he )ent a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, sayin", My Bather, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; ne'ertheless not as A )ill, but as thou )ilt! 51 ,nd he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto &eter, Chat, could ye not )atch )ith me one hour@ 52 Catch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is )illin", but the flesh is )ea<! 55 +e )ent a)ay a"ain the second time, and prayed, sayin", My Bather, if this cup may not pass a)ay from me, except A drin< it, thy )ill be done! 5% ,nd he came and found them asleep a"ain; for their eyes )ere hea'y! 56 ,nd he left them, and )ent a)ay a"ain, and prayed the third time, sayin" the same )ords! 58 Then cometh he to the disciples, and saith unto them, ,re ye still sleepin", and ta<in" your rest@ C+,&TER #%! Chen Jesus had spo<en these )ords, he )ent forth )ith his disciples throu"h the Iidron 'alley, )here )as a "arden, into the )hich he entered, and his disciples! - No) Judas also, )hich betrayed him, <ne) the place; for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither )ith his disciples! 1 Judas then, ha'in" recei'ed a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and &harisees, cometh thither )ith lanterns and torches and )eapons! 2 No) he that betrayed him "a'e them a si"n, sayin",

Chomsoe'er A shall <iss, that same is he; hold him fast! 5 ,nd forth)ith he came to Jesus, and said, +ail, master7 and <issed him! % ,nd Jesus said unto him, Briend, do that for )hich thou art come! 6 Jesus therefore, <no)in" all thin"s that should come upon him, )ent forth, and said unto them, Chom see< ye@ 8 They ans)ered him, Jesus of Nazareth! Jesus saith unto them, A am he! ,nd Judas also, )hich betrayed him, stood )ith them! $ ,s soon then as he had said unto them, A am he, they dre) bac<)ard, and fell to the "round! #: Then as<ed he them a"ain, Chom see< ye@ ,nd they said, Jesus of Nazareth! ## Jesus ans)ered, A ha'e told you that A am he; if therefore ye see< me, let these "o their )ay; #- Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and seized him! #1 ,nd, behold, one of them )hich )ere )ith Jesus stretched out his hand, and dre) his s)ord, and struc< the ser'ant of the hi"h priest, and smote off his ear! #2 Then said Jesus unto him, &ut up a"ain thy s)ord into its place; for all they that ta<e the s)ord shall perish by the s)ord! An that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, ,re ye come out as a"ainst a thief )ith s)ords and sta'es for to ta<e me@ A sat daily )ith you teachin" in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me! #% Then all the disciples forsoo< him, and fled! #6 ,nd there follo)ed him a certain youn" man, ha'in" only a linen cloth upon his na<ed body7 and they laid hold on him; #8 4ut he left the linen cloth, and fled from them na<ed! ,nd they that had laid hold on Jesus led him a)ay to Caiaphas the hi"h priest, )here the scribes and the elders )ere assembled! -: ,nd imon &eter follo)ed Jesus, and so did another disciple; no) that disciple )as <no)n unto the hi"h priest, and )ent in )ith Jesus into the court of the hi"h priest! -# 4ut &eter stood at the door )ithout! Then )ent out that other disciple, )hich )as <no)n unto the hi"h priest, and spa<e unto her that <ept the door, and brou"ht in &eter!

-- ,nd the ser'ants and officers stood there, )ho had made a fire of coals7 for it )as cold; and they )armed themsel'es; and &eter stood )ith them, and )armed himself! -1 Then saith the damsel that <ept the door unto &eter, ,rt not thou also one of this man=s disciples@ +e saith, A am not! -2 No) imon &eter stood and )armed himself! They said therefore unto him, ,rt not thou also one of his disciples@ +e denied it, and said, A am not! -5 Dne of the ser'ants of the hi"h priest, bein" his <insman )hose ear &eter cut off, saith, 3id not A see thee in the "arden )ith him@ -% &eter then denied a"ain; and immediately the coc< cre)! -6 ,nd &eter remembered the )ord )hich Jesus had said unto him, 4efore the coc< cro), thou shalt deny me thrice! ,nd he )ent out, and )ept bitterly! -8 The hi"h priest then as<ed Jesus of his disciples, and of his teachin"! -$ Jesus ans)ered him, A spa<e openly to the )orld7 A e'er tau"ht in the syna"o"ue, and in the temple, )hither the Je)s al)ays resort7 and in secret ha'e A said nothin"! 1: Chy as<est thou me@ as< them )hich heard me, )hat A ha'e said unto them; behold, they <no) )hat A said! 1# ,nd )hen he had thus spo<en, one of the officers )hich stood by struc< Jesus )ith the palm of his hand, sayin", ,ns)erest thou the hi"h priest so@ 1- Jesus ans)ered him, Af A ha'e spo<en e'il, bear )itness of the e'il; but if )ell, )hy smitest thou me@ 11 ,nd they led Jesus a)ay to the hi"h priest; and there )ere assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes! 12 No) the chief priests and all the council sou"ht for )itness a"ainst Jesus to put him to death7 but found none! 15 Bor many bare false )itness a"ainst him, but their )itness a"reed not to"ether! 1% ,nd there arose certain, and bare false )itness a"ainst him, sayin", 16 Ce heard him say, A )ill destroy this temple that is made )ith hands, and )ithin three days A )ill build another made )ithout hands! 18 4ut not e'en in this re"ard did their )itness a"ree to"ether! 1$ ,nd the hi"h priest stood up in the midst, and as<ed Jesus, sayin", ,ns)erest thou nothin"@ )hat is it

)hich these )itness a"ainst thee@ 2: 4ut he held his peace, and ans)ered nothin"! ,"ain the hi"h priest as<ed him, and said unto him, ,rt thou the Christ, the on of the 4lessed@ 2# 4ut he said unto them, Af A tell you, ye )ill not belie'e; 2- ,nd if A also as< you, ye )ill not ans)er me! 21 Then said they all, ,rt thou then the on of God@ ,nd he said unto them, Ge say that A am! 22 Then the hi"h priest rent his clothes, and saith, Chat need )e any further )itnesses@ 25 Ge ha'e heard the blasphemy; )hat thin< ye@ ,nd they all condemned him to be )orthy of death! 2% ,nd some be"an to spit on him, and to co'er his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, &rophesy; and the "uards did stri<e him )ith the palms of their hands! Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the &raetorium; and it )as early7 and they themsel'es )ent not into the hall, lest they should be defiled7 but that they mi"ht eat the passo'er! 28 &ilate then )ent out unto them, and said, Chat accusation brin" ye a"ainst this man@ 2$ They ans)ered and said unto him, Af he )ere not a malefactor, )e )ould not ha'e deli'ered him up unto thee! 5: Then said &ilate unto them, Ta<e ye him, and >ud"e him accordin" to your la)! The Je)s therefore said unto him, At is not la)ful for us to put any man to death; 5# Then &ilate entered into the &raetorium a"ain, and called Jesus, and said unto him, ,rt thou the Iin" of the Je)s@ 5- Jesus ans)ered him, ayest thou this thin" of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me@ 51 &ilate ans)ered, ,m A a Je)@ Thine o)n nation and the chief priests ha'e deli'ered thee unto me; )hat hast thou done@ 52 Jesus ans)ered, My <in"dom is not of this )orld; if my <in"dom )ere of this )orld, then )ould my ser'ants fi"ht, that A should not be deli'ered to the Je)s; but no) is my <in"dom not from hence! 55 &ilate therefore said unto him, ,rt thou a <in" then@ Jesus ans)ered, Thou sayest that A am a <in"! To this end )as A born, and for this cause came A into the )orld, that A should bear )itness unto the truth! E'ery one that is of the truth heareth my 'oice! 5% &ilate saith unto him, Chat is truth@ ,nd )hen he

had said this, he )ent out a"ain unto the Je)s, and saith unto them, A find in him no fault at all! 56 4ut they )ere the more fierce, sayin", +e stirreth up the people, teachin" throu"hout all Judea, be"innin" from Galilee to this place! 58 Then said &ilate unto him, +earest thou not ho) many thin"s they )itness a"ainst thee@ 5$ Chen &ilate heard of Galilee, he as<ed )hether the man )ere a Galilean! %: ,nd as soon as he <ne) that he belon"ed unto +erod=s >urisdiction, he sent him to +erod, )ho himself also )as in Jerusalem at that time! No) )hen +erod sa) Jesus, he )as exceedin" "lad; for he )as desirous to see him of a lon" season, because he had heard many thin"s of him7 and he hoped to ha'e seen some miracle done by him! %- ,nd he ?uestioned )ith him at "reat len"th7 but he ans)ered him nothin"! %1 ,nd the chief priests and scribes stood by and 'ehemently accused him! %2 ,nd +erod )ith his soldiers dealt )ith him contemptuously, and moc<ed him, and arrayed him in a "or"eous robe, and sent him a"ain to &ilate! %5 ,nd the same day &ilate and +erod )ere made friends to"ether; for before they )ere at enmity bet)een themsel'es! %% ,nd &ilate, )hen he had called to"ether the chief priests and the rulers and the people, %6 aid unto them, Ge ha'e brou"ht this man unto me, as one that per'erteth the people; and, behold, A, ha'in" examined him before you, ha'e found no "uilt in this man touchin" the char"es )hereof ye accuse him; %8 No, nor yet +erod; for he sent him a"ain to us7 and, lo, nothin" )orthy of death has been done by him! %$ A )ill therefore chastise him, and release him! C+,&TER #6! No) at the feast the "o'ernor )as )ont to release unto the people a prisoner, )hom they )ould! - ,nd they had then a notable prisoner, called 4arabbas! 1 Therefore )hen they )ere "athered to"ether, &ilate said unto them, Chom )ill ye that A release unto you@ 4arabbas, or Jesus )hich is called Christ@ 2 Bor he <ne) that for en'y they had deli'ered him!

Moreo'er, )hile he )as set do)n on the >ud"ment seat, his )ife sent unto him, sayin", +a'e thou nothin" to do )ith that >ust man; for A ha'e suffered many thin"s this day in a dream because of him! % 4ut the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should as< for 4arabbas, and destroy Jesus! 6 The "o'ernor ans)ered and said unto them, Chether of the t)ain )ill ye that A release unto you@ They said, 4arabbas! 8 &ilate saith unto them, Chat shall A do then )ith Jesus )hich is called Christ@ They all say unto him, Let him be crucified! $ ,nd the "o'ernor said, Chy, )hat e'il hath he done@ 4ut they cried out the more, sayin", Let him be crucified! Then released he 4arabbas unto them; and )hen he had scour"ed Jesus, he deli'ered him to be crucified! ## Then the soldiers of the "o'ernor too< Jesus into the &raetorium, and "athered unto him the )hole band of soldiers! #- ,nd )hen they had platted a cro)n of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his ri"ht hand; and they bo)ed the <nee before him, and moc<ed him, sayin", +ail, Iin" of the Je)sE #1 ,nd they spit upon him, and too< the reed, and smote him on the head! #2 ,nd after that they had moc<ed him, they too< the robe off from him, and put his o)n raiment on him, and led him a)ay to crucify him! Then Judas, )hich had betrayed him, )hen he sa) that he )as condemned, repented himself, and brou"ht a"ain the thirty pieces of sil'er to the chief priests and elders, #% ayin", A ha'e sinned in that A ha'e betrayed innocent blood! ,nd they said, Chat is that to us@ see thou to that! #6 ,nd he cast do)n the pieces of sil'er in the temple, and departed, and )ent and han"ed himself! #8 ,nd the chief priests too< the sil'er pieces, and said, At is not la)ful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood! #$ ,nd they too< counsel, and bou"ht )ith them the potter=s field, to bury stran"ers in! -: Cherefore that field is called, The Bield of 4lood, unto this day!

,nd as they led him a)ay, they laid hold upon one imon of Cyrene, comin" out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he mi"ht bear it after Jesus! -- ,nd there follo)ed him a "reat company of people, and of )omen, )hich be)ailed and lamented him! -1 4ut Jesus turnin" unto them said, 3au"hters of Jerusalem, )eep not for me, but )eep for yoursel'es, and for your children! -2 Bor, behold, the days are comin", in the )hich they shall say, 4lessed are the barren, and the )ombs that ne'er bare, and the paps )hich ne'er "a'e suc<! -5 Then shall they be"in to say to the mountains, Ball on us7 and to the hills, Co'er us! -% Bor if they do these thin"s in a "reen tree, )hat shall be done in the dry@ -6 ,nd there )ere also t)o other, malefactors, led )ith him to be put to death! ,nd he bearin" his cross )ent forth into a place called the place of a s<ull, )hich is called in the +ebre) Gol"otha; -$ There they crucified him, and t)o other )ith him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst! 1: ,nd &ilate )rote a title, and put it on the cross! ,nd the )ritin" )as JE 9 DB N,F,RET+ T+E IANG DB T+E JEC ! 1# This title then read many of the Je)s; for the place )here Jesus )as crucified )as ni"h to the city; and it )as )ritten in +ebre), and Latin, and Gree<! 1- Then said the chief priests of the Je)s to &ilate, Crite not, The Iin" of the Je)s7 but, This man said A am Iin" of the Je)s! 11 &ilate ans)ered, Chat A ha'e )ritten A ha'e )ritten! 12 Then the soldiers, )hen they had crucified Jesus, too< his "arments, and made four parts, to e'ery soldier a part7 and also his under"arment; no) the under"arment )as )ithout seam, )o'en from the top to the bottom! 15 They said therefore amon" themsel'es, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, in order to determine )hose it shall be! ,nd they that passed by re'iled him, )a""in" their heads, 16 ,nd sayin", Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, sa'e thyself! Af thou be the on of God, come do)n from the cross!

18 Li<e)ise also the chief priests moc<in" him, )ith the scribes and elders, said, 1$ +e sa'ed others7 himself he cannot sa'e! +e is the Iin" of Asrael; let him no) come do)n from the cross, and )e )ill belie'e in him! 2: +e trusted in God7 let him deli'er him no), if he )ill ha'e him; for he said, A am the on of God! 2# ,nd one of the malefactors )hich )ere han"ed railed on him, sayin", ,rt thou not the Christ@ a'e thyself and usE 2- 4ut the other ans)erin" rebu<ed him, sayin", 3ost not thou fear God, seein" thou art in the same condemnation@ 21 ,nd )e indeed >ustly7 for )e recei'e the due re)ard of our deeds; but this man hath done nothin" amiss! 22 Then said Jesus, Bather, for"i'e them7 for they <no) not )hat they do! No) there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother=s sister, Mary the )ife of Clophas, and Mary Ma"dalene! 2% Chen Jesus therefore sa) his mother, and the disciple standin" by, )hom he lo'ed, he saith unto his mother, Coman, behold thy sonE 26 Then saith he to the disciple, 4ehold thy motherE ,nd from that hour that disciple too< her unto his o)n home! ,nd about the ninth hour Jesus cried )ith a loud 'oice, sayin", Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani@ that is to say, My God, my God, )hy hast thou forsa<en me@ 2$ ome of them that stood there, )hen they heard that, said, This man calleth for Eli>ah! 5: ,nd strai"ht)ay one of them ran, and too< a spon"e, and filled it )ith 'ine"ar, and put it on a reed, and "a'e him to drin<! 5# The rest said, Let be, let us see )hether Eli>ah )ill come to sa'e him! 5- Jesus, )hen he had cried out a"ain )ith a loud 'oice, yielded up the "host! 51 ,nd many )omen )ere there beholdin" afar off, )hich follo)ed Jesus from Galilee, ministerin" unto him; 52 ,mon" )hich )as Mary Ma"dalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Febedee=s sons! 55 The Je)s therefore, because it )as the day of preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the

cross on the sabbath, .for that sabbath )as an hi"h day,0 besou"ht &ilate that their le"s mi"ht be bro<en, and that they mi"ht be ta<en a)ay! 5% Then came the soldiers, and bra<e the le"s of the first, and of the other )hich )as crucified )ith him! 56 4ut )hen they came to Jesus, and sa) that he )as dead already, they bra<e not his le"s; 58 4ut one of the soldiers )ith a spear pierced his side, and forth)ith came there out blood and )ater! 5$ ,nd after this Joseph of ,rimathaea, bein" a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Je)s, besou"ht &ilate that he mi"ht ta<e a)ay the body of Jesus; and &ilate "a'e him lea'e! +e came therefore, and too< the body of Jesus! %: ,nd there came also Nicodemus, )hich at the first came to Jesus by ni"ht, and brou"ht a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound )ei"ht! %# Then too< they the body of Jesus, and )ound it in linen cloths )ith the spices, as the manner of the Je)s is to bury! %- No) in the place )here he )as crucified there )as a "arden7 and in the "arden a ne) sepulchre, )herein )as ne'er man yet laid! %1 There laid they Jesus, %2 ,nd rolled a "reat stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed! *********************************************************************** ***

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