The Testimony of Jesus the Christ

Pre-existence of Christ
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were
made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was
the light of men. And the light shineth in darness; and the darness !omprehended it not. "orasmu!h
as many ha#e taen in hand to set forth in order a de!laration of those things whi!h are most surely
belie#ed among us, $#en as they deli#ered them unto us, whi!h from the beginning were eyewitnesses,
and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, ha#ing had perfe!t understanding of all things
from the #ery first, to write unto thee in order, most e%!ellent Theophilus, That thou mightest now the
!ertainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instru!ted.
Genealogy of Jesus through Joseph
The boo of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of &a#id, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat
Isaa!; and Isaa! begat Ja!ob; and Ja!ob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat 'hares and (ara
of Thamar; and 'hares begat $srom; and $srom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and
Aminadab begat )aasson; and )aasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat *oo+ of ,a!hab; and *oo+
begat -bed of ,uth; and -bed begat Jesse; And Jesse begat &a#id the ing; and &a#id the ing begat
Solomon of her that had been the wife of .rias; And Solomon begat ,oboam; and ,oboam begat Abia;
and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat -+ias; And
-+ias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat A!ha+; and A!ha+ begat $+eias; And $+eias begat
/anasses; and /anasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; And Josias begat Je!honias and his
brethren, about the time they were !arried away to *abylon0 And after they were brought to *abylon,
Je!honias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat (orobabel; And (orobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat
$liaim; and $liaim begat A+or; And A+or begat Sado!; and Sado! begat A!him; and A!him begat
$liud; And $liud begat $lea+ar; and $lea+ar begat /atthan; and /atthan begat Ja!ob;
And Ja!ob begat Joseph the husband of /ary, of whom was born Jesus, who is !alled Christ. So all the
generations from Abraham to &a#id are fourteen generations; and from &a#id until the !arrying away
into *abylon are fourteen generations; and from the !arrying away into *abylon unto Christ are
fourteen generations.
Gabriel announces John's birth
There was in the days of 1erod, the ing of Judaea, a !ertain priest named (a!harias, of the !ourse of
Abia0 and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was $lisabeth. And they were both
righteous before God, waling in all the !ommandments and ordinan!es of the 2ord blameless.
And they had no !hild, be!ause that $lisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stri!en in
years. And it !ame to pass, that while he e%e!uted the priest3s offi!e before God in the
order of his !ourse, A!!ording to the !ustom of the priest3s offi!e, his lot was to burn in!ense when
he went into the temple of the 2ord. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the
time of in!ense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the 2ord standing on the right side of
the altar of in!ense. And when (a!harias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. *ut the
angel said unto him, "ear not, (a!harias0 for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife $lisabeth shall bear thee
a son, and thou shalt !all his name John. And thou shalt ha#e 4oy and gladness; and many shall re4oi!e
at his birth. "or he shall be great in the sight of the 2ord, and shall drin neither wine nor
strong drin; and he shall be filled with the 1oly Ghost, e#en from his mother3s womb. And many of
the !hildren of Israel shall he turn to the 2ord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and
power of $lias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the !hildren, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the
4ust; to mae ready a people prepared for the 2ord. And (a!harias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I
now this5 for I am an old man, and my wife well stri!en in years. And the angel answering said unto
him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presen!e of God; and am sent to spea unto thee, and to shew thee
these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to spea, until the day that these
things shall be performed, be!ause thou belie#est not my words, whi!h shall be fulfilled in their season.
And the people waited for (a!harias, and mar#elled that he tarried so long in the temple. And when he
!ame out, he !ould not spea unto them0 and they per!ei#ed that he had seen a #ision in the temple0 for
he be!oned unto them, and remained spee!hless. And it !ame to pass, that, as soon as the days of his
ministration were a!!omplished, he departed to his own house. And after those days his wife $lisabeth
!on!ei#ed, and hid herself fi#e months, saying, Thus hath the 2ord dealt with me in the days wherein
he looed on me, to tae away my reproa!h among men.
Gabriel visits Mary
And in the si%th month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a !ity of Galilee, named )a+areth,
To a #irgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of &a#id; and the #irgin3s name
was /ary. And the angel !ame in unto her, and said, 1ail, thou that art highly fa#oured, the 2ord is
with thee0 blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and
!ast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, "ear not, /ary0
for thou hast found fa#our with God. And, behold, thou shalt !on!ei#e in thy womb, and bring forth a
son, and shalt !all his name J$S.S. 1e shall be great, and shall be !alled the Son of the 1ighest0 and
the 2ord God shall gi#e unto him the throne of his father &a#id0 And he shall reign o#er the house of
Ja!ob for e#er; and of his ingdom there shall be no end. Then said /ary unto the angel, 1ow shall this
be, seeing I now not a man5 And the angel answered and said unto her, The 1oly Ghost shall !ome
upon thee, and the power of the 1ighest shall o#ershadow thee0 therefore also that holy thing whi!h
shall be born of thee shall be !alled the Son of God. And, behold, thy !ousin $lisabeth, she hath also
!on!ei#ed a son in her old age0 and this is the si%th month with her, who was !alled barren.
"or with God nothing shall be impossible. And /ary said, *ehold the handmaid of the 2ord; be it unto
me a!!ording to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Mary visits Elizabeth John's mother
And /ary arose in those days, and went into the hill !ountry with haste, into a !ity of Juda; And
entered into the house of (a!harias, and saluted $lisabeth. And it !ame to pass, that, when $lisabeth
heard the salutation of /ary, the babe leaped in her womb; and $lisabeth was filled with the 1oly
Ghost0 And she spae out with a loud #oi!e, and said, *lessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb. And when!e is this to me, that the mother of my 2ord should !ome to me5 "or,
lo, as soon as the #oi!e of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for 4oy.
And blessed is she that belie#ed0 for there shall be a performan!e of those things whi!h were told her
from the 2ord. And /ary said, /y soul doth magnify the 2ord, And my spirit hath re4oi!ed in God my
Sa#iour. "or he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden0 for, behold, from hen!eforth all
generations shall !all me blessed. "or he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his
name. And his mer!y is on them that fear him from generation to generation. 1e hath shewed strength
with his arm; he hath s!attered the proud in the imagination oftheir hearts. 1e hath put down the
mighty from their seats, and e%alted them of low degree. 1e hath filled the hungry with good things;
and the ri!h he hath sent empty away. 1e hath holpen his ser#ant Israel, in remembran!e of his mer!y;
As he spae to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for e#er. And /ary abode with her about three
months, and returned to her own house.
!irth of John the !aptist
)ow $lisabeth3s full time !ame that she should be deli#ered; and she brought forth a son. And her
neighbours and her !ousins heard how the 2ord had shewed great mer!y upon her; and they re4oi!ed
with her. And it !ame to pass, that on the eighth day they !ame to !ir!um!ise the !hild; and they
!alled him (a!harias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said, )ot so; but he
shall be !alled John. And they said unto her, There is none of thy indred that is !alled by this name.
And they made signs to his father, how he would ha#e him !alled. And he ased for a writing table, and
wrote, saying, 1is name is John. And they mar#elled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and
his tongue loosed, and he spae, and praised God. And fear !ame on all that dwelt round about them0
and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill !ountry of Judaea. And all they that
heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of !hild shall this be6 And the hand of the
2ord was with him. And his father (a!harias was filled with the 1oly Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
*lessed be the 2ord God of Israel; for he hath #isited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an
horn of sal#ation for us in the house of his ser#ant &a#id; As he spae by the mouth of his holy
prophets, whi!h ha#e been sin!e the world began0 That we should be sa#ed from our enemies, and from
the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mer!y promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy
!o#enant; The oath whi!h he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being
deli#ered out of the hand of our enemies might ser#e him without fear, In holiness and righteousness
before him, all the days of our life. And thou, !hild, shalt be !alled the prophet of the 1ighest0 for thou
shalt go before the fa!e of the 2ord to prepare his ways; To gi#e nowledge of sal#ation unto his people
by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mer!y of our God; whereby the dayspring from on
high hath #isited us, To gi#e light to them that sit in darness and in the shadow of death, to guide our
feet into the way of pea!e. And the !hild grew, and wa%ed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the
day of his shewing unto Israel.
"ngel visits Joseph in a #ream
)ow the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise0 When as his mother /ary was espoused to Joseph,
before they !ame together, she was found with !hild of the 1oly Ghost. Then Joseph her husband,
being a 4ust man, and not willing to mae her a publi! e%ample, was minded to put her away pri#ily.
*ut while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the 2ord appeared unto him in a dream,
saying, Joseph, thou son of &a#id, fear not to tae unto thee /ary thy wife0 for that whi!h is !on!ei#ed
in her is of the 1oly Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt !all his name J$S.S0 for he
shall sa#e his people from their sins. )ow all this was done, that it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen
of the 2ord by the prophet, saying, *ehold, a #irgin shall be with !hild, and shall bring forth a son, and
they shall !all his name $mmanuel, whi!h being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised
from sleep did as the angel of the 2ord had bidden him, and too unto him his wife0 And new her not
till she had brought forth her firstborn son0 and he !alled his name J$S.S.
!irth of Jesus in !ethlehem
And it !ame to pass in those days, that there went out a de!ree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world
should be ta%ed. 7And this ta%ing was first made when Cyrenius was go#ernor of Syria.8 And all went
to be ta%ed, e#ery one into his own !ity. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the !ity of
)a+areth, into Judaea, unto the !ity of &a#id, whi!h is !alled *ethlehem; 7be!ause he was of the house
and lineage of &a#id08 To be ta%ed with /ary his espoused wife, being great with !hild. And so it was,
that, while they were there, the days were a!!omplished that she should be deli#ered. And she brought
forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling !lothes, and laid him in a manger; be!ause there
was no room for them in the inn.
$hepher#s visit Jesus
And there were in the same !ountry shepherds abiding in the field, eeping wat!h o#er their flo! by
night. And, lo, the angel of the 2ord !ame upon them, and the glory of the 2ord shone round
about them0 and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, "ear not0 for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great 4oy, whi!h shall be to all people. "or unto you is born this day in the !ity of &a#id
a Sa#iour, whi!h is Christ the 2ord. And this shall be a sign unto you; 9e shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling !lothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
hea#enly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth pea!e, good will
toward men. And it !ame to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into hea#en, the shepherds
said one to another, 2et us now go e#en unto *ethlehem, and see this thing whi!h is !ome to pass,
whi!h the 2ord hath made nown unto us. And they !ame with haste, and found /ary, and Joseph, and
the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made nown abroad the saying whi!h was
told them !on!erning this !hild. And all they that heard it wondered at those things whi!h were told
them by the shepherds. *ut /ary ept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the
shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it
was told unto them.
Circumcision of Jesus
And when eight days were a!!omplished for the !ir!um!ising of the !hild, his name was !alled J$S.S,
whi!h was so named of the angel before he was !on!ei#ed in the womb.
Jesus presente# in the Temple
And when the days of her purifi!ation a!!ording to the law of /oses were a!!omplished, they brought
him to Jerusalem, to present him to the 2ord; 7As it is written in the law of the 2ord, $#ery male that
openeth the womb shall be !alled holy to the 2ord;8 And to offer a sa!rifi!e a!!ording to that whi!h is
said in the law of the 2ord, A pair of turtledo#es, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man
in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was 4ust and de#out, waiting for the
!onsolation of Israel0 and the 1oly Ghost was upon him. And it was re#ealed unto him by the 1oly
Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the 2ord3s Christ. And he !ame by the Spirit
into the temple0 and when the parents brought in the !hild Jesus, to do for him after the !ustom of the
law, Then too he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 2ord, now lettest thou thy ser#ant
depart in pea!e, a!!ording to thy word0 "or mine eyes ha#e seen thy sal#ation, Whi!h thou hast
prepared before the fa!e of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
And Joseph and his mother mar#elled at those things whi!h were spoen of him. And Simeon blessed
them, and said unto /ary his mother, *ehold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in
Israel; and for a sign whi!h shall be spoen against; 79ea, a sword shall pier!e through thy own soul
also,8 that the thoughts of many hearts may be re#ealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the
daughter of 'hanuel, of the tribe of Aser0 she was of a great age, and had li#ed with an husband se#en
years from her #irginity; And she was a widow of about fours!ore and four years, whi!h departed not
from the temple, but ser#ed God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she !oming in that
instant ga#e thans liewise unto the 2ord, and spae of him to all them that looed for redemption in
Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things a!!ording to the law of the 2ord, they returned
into Galilee, to their own !ity )a+areth.
%ise men bring gifts
)ow when Jesus was born in *ethlehem of Judaea in the days of 1erod the ing, behold, there !ame
wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born :ing of the Jews5 for we ha#e
seen his star in the east, and are !ome to worship him. When 1erod the ing had heard these things, he
was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the !hief priests and s!ribes of
the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In
*ethlehem of Judaea0 for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou *ethlehem, in the land of Juda, art
not the least among the prin!es of Juda0 for out of thee shall !ome a Go#ernor, that shall rule my people
Israel. Then 1erod, when he had pri#ily !alled the wise men, in;uired of them diligently what time the
star appeared. And he sent them to *ethlehem, and said, Go and sear!h diligently for the young !hild;
and when ye ha#e found him, bring me word again, that I may !ome and worship him also. When they
had heard the ing, they departed; and, lo, the star, whi!h they saw in the east, went before them, till it
!ame and stood o#er where the young !hild was. When they saw the star, they re4oi!ed with e%!eeding
great 4oy. And when they were !ome into the house, they saw the young !hild with /ary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him0 and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him
gifts; gold, and franin!ense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not
return to 1erod, they departed into their own !ountry another way.
Joseph's family escapes to Egypt
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the 2ord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying,
Arise, and tae the young !hild and his mother, and flee into $gypt, and be thou there until I bring thee
word0 for 1erod will see the young !hild to destroy him. When he arose, he too the young !hild and
his mother by night, and departed into $gypt0 And was there until the death of 1erod0 that it might be
fulfilled whi!h was spoen of the 2ord by the prophet, saying, -ut of $gypt ha#e I !alled my son.
&ero#'s 'rath on !ethehem's chil#ren
Then 1erod, when he saw that he was mo!ed of the wise men, was e%!eeding wroth, and sent forth,
and slew all the !hildren that were in *ethlehem, and in all the !oasts thereof, from two years old and
under, a!!ording to the time whi!h he had diligently in;uired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that
whi!h was spoen by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In ,ama was there a #oi!e heard, lamentation, and
weeping, and great mourning, ,a!hel weeping for her !hildren, and would not be !omforted, be!ause
they are not.
Joseph's family settles in (azareth
*ut when 1erod was dead, behold, an angel of the 2ord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in $gypt,
Saying, Arise, and tae the young !hild and his mother, and go into the land of Israel0 for they are dead
whi!h sought the young !hild3s life. And he arose, and too the young !hild and his mother, and !ame
into the land of Israel. *ut when he heard that Ar!helaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father
1erod, he was afraid to go thither0 notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside
into the parts of Galilee0 And he !ame and dwelt in a !ity !alled )a+areth0 that it might be fulfilled
whi!h was spoen by the prophets, 1e shall be !alled a )a+arene.
Chil#hoo# of Jesus
And the !hild grew, and wa%ed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom0 and the gra!e of God was upon
him. )ow his parents went to Jerusalem e#ery year at the feast of the passo#er. And when he was
twel#e years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the !ustom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled
the days, as they returned, the !hild Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother new
not of it. *ut they, supposing him to ha#e been in the !ompany, went a day3s 4ourney; and they sought
him among their insfol and a!;uaintan!e. And when they found him not, they turned ba! again to
Jerusalem, seeing him. And it !ame to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting
in the midst of the do!tors, both hearing them, and asing them ;uestions. And all that heard him were
astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were ama+ed0 and his
mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us5 behold, thy father and I ha#e sought thee
sorrowing. And he said unto them, 1ow is it that ye sought me5 wist ye not that I must be about my
"ather3s business5 And they understood not the saying whi!h he spae unto them. And he went down
with them, and !ame to )a+areth, and was sub4e!t unto them0 but his mother ept all these sayings in
her heart. And Jesus in!reased in wisdom and stature, and in fa#our with God and man.
Geneology of Jesus
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being 7as was supposed8 the son of Joseph,
whi!h was the son of 1eli, Whi!h was the son of /atthat, whi!h was the son of 2e#i, whi!h was the
son of /el!hi, whi!h was the son of Janna, whi!h was the son of Joseph, Whi!h was the son of
/attathias, whi!h was the son of Amos, whi!h was the son of )aum, whi!h was the son of $sli, whi!h
was the son of )agge, Whi!h was the son of /aath, whi!h was the son of /attathias, whi!h was the
son of Semei, whi!h was the son of Joseph, whi!h was the son of Juda, Whi!h was the son of Joanna,
whi!h was the son of ,hesa, whi!h was the son of (orobabel, whi!h was the son of Salathiel, whi!h
was the son of )eri, Whi!h was the son of /el!hi, whi!h was the son of Addi, whi!h was the son of
Cosam, whi!h was the son of $lmodam, whi!h was the son of $r, Whi!h was the son of Jose, whi!h
was the son of $lie+er, whi!h was the son of Jorim, whi!h was the son of /atthat, whi!h was the son of
2e#i, Whi!h was the son of Simeon, whi!h was the son of Juda, whi!h was the son of Joseph, whi!h
was the son of Jonan, whi!h was the son of $liaim, Whi!h was the son of /elea, whi!h was the son of
/enan, whi!h was the son of /attatha, whi!h was the son of )athan, whi!h was the son of &a#id,
Whi!h was the son of Jesse, whi!h was the son of -bed, whi!h was the son of *oo+, whi!h was the
son of Salmon, whi!h was the son of )aasson, Whi!h was the son of Aminadab, whi!h was the son of
Aram, whi!h was the son of $srom, whi!h was the son of 'hares, whi!h was the son of Juda, Whi!h
was the son of Ja!ob, whi!h was the son of Isaa!, whi!h was the son of Abraham, whi!h was the son of
Thara, whi!h was the son of )a!hor, Whi!h was the son of Saru!h, whi!h was the son of ,agau, whi!h
was the son of 'hale!, whi!h was the son of 1eber, whi!h was the son of Sala, Whi!h was the son of
Cainan, whi!h was the son of Arpha%ad, whi!h was the son of Sem, whi!h was the son of )oe, whi!h
was the son of 2ame!h, Whi!h was the son of /athusala, whi!h was the son of $no!h, whi!h was the
son of Jared, whi!h was the son of /aleleel, whi!h was the son of Cainan, Whi!h was the son of $nos,
whi!h was the son of Seth, whi!h was the son of Adam, whi!h was the son of God.
Ministry of John the !aptist
)u *+, )ow in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, 'ontius 'ilate being go#ernor
of Judaea, and 1erod being tetrar!h of Galilee, and his brother 'hilip tetrar!h of Ituraea
and of the region of Tra!honitis, and 2ysanias the tetrar!h of Abilene,
)u *+- Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God !ame unto John the son of
(a!harias in the wilderness.
)u *+* And he !ame into all the !ountry about Jordan, prea!hing
Mt *+, in the wilderness of Judaea,
)u *+* the baptism of repentan!e for the remission of sins;
Mt *+- And saying, ,epent ye0 for the ingdom of hea#en is at hand.
Mt *+. And the same John had his raiment of !amel3s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins;
and his meat was lo!usts and wild honey.
Mt *+/ Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,
Mt *+0 And were bapti+ed of him in Jordan, !onfessing their sins.
Mt *+1 *ut when he saw many of the 'harisees and Saddu!ees !ome to his baptism, he said
unto them, - generation of #ipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to
!ome5
Mt *+2 *ring forth therefore fruits meet for repentan!e0
Mt *+3 And thin not to say within yoursel#es, We ha#e Abraham to our father0 for I say unto
you, that God is able of these stones to raise up !hildren unto Abraham.
Mt *+,4 And now also the a%e is laid unto the root of the trees0 therefore e#ery tree whi!h
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and !ast into the fire.
John bears recor# of 5esus
)u6 *+. As it is written in the boo of the words of $saias the prophet, saying, The #oi!e of one
!rying in the wilderness, 'repare ye the way of the 2ord, mae his paths straight.
)u *+/ $#ery #alley shall be filled, and e#ery mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the
!rooed shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
)u *+0 And all flesh shall see the sal#ation of God.
Mt *+* "or this is he that was spoen of by the prophet $saias, saying, The #oi!e of one !rying
in the wilderness, 'repare ye the way of the 2ord, mae his paths straight.
Mt *+,, I indeed bapti+e you with water unto repentan!e0 but he that !ometh after me is
mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear0 he shall bapti+e you with the
1oly Ghost, and with fire0
Mt *+,- Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat
into the garner; but he will burn up the !haff with un;uen!hable fire.
)u6 *+1 Then said he to the multitude that !ame forth to be bapti+ed of him, - generation of
#ipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to !ome5
)u6 *+2 *ring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentan!e, and begin not to say within
yoursel#es, We ha#e Abraham to our father0 for I say unto you, That God is able of
these stones to raise up !hildren unto Abraham.
)u6 *+3 And now also the a%e is laid unto the root of the trees0 e#ery tree therefore whi!h
bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and !ast into the fire.
)u *+,4 And the people ased him, saying, What shall we do then5
)u *+,, 1e answereth and saith unto them, 1e that hath two !oats, let him impart to him that
hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do liewise.
)u *+,- Then !ame also publi!ans to be bapti+ed, and said unto him, /aster, what shall we do5
)u *+,* And he said unto them, $%a!t no more than that whi!h is appointed you.
)u *+,. And the soldiers liewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do5 And he said
unto them, &o #iolen!e to no man, neither a!!use any falsely; and be !ontent with your
wages.
)u *+,/ And as the people were in e%pe!tation, and all men mused in their hearts of John,
whether he were the Christ, or not;
)u *+,0 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed bapti+e you with water; but one mightier
than I !ometh, the lat!het of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose0 he shall bapti+e
you with the 1oly Ghost and with fire0
)u *+,1 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the
wheat into his garner; but the !haff he will burn with fire un;uen!hable.
)u *+,2 And many other things in his e%hortation prea!hed he unto the people.
John baptizes Jesus
Mt *+,* Then !ometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be bapti+ed of him.
Mt *+,. *ut John forbad him, saying, I ha#e need to be bapti+ed of thee, and !omest thou to me5
Mt *+,/ And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now0 for thus it be!ometh us to
fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Mt *+,0 And Jesus, when he was bapti+ed, went up straightway out of the water0 and, lo, the
hea#ens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God des!ending lie a do#e,
and lighting upon him0
Mt *+,1 And lo a #oi!e from hea#en, saying, This is my belo#ed Son, in whom I am well
pleased.
Mat .+, Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the de#il.
Mar ,+- As it is written in the prophets, *ehold, I send my messenger before thy fa!e, whi!h
shall prepare thy way before thee.
Mar ,+* The #oi!e of one !rying in the wilderness, 'repare ye the way of the 2ord, mae his
paths straight.
Mar ,+. John did bapti+e in the wilderness, and prea!h the baptism of repentan!e for the
remission of sins.
Mar ,+/ And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all
bapti+ed of him in the ri#er of Jordan, !onfessing their sins.
Mar ,+0 And John was !lothed with !amel3s hair, and with a girdle of a sin about his loins; and
he did eat lo!usts and wild honey;
Mar ,+1 And prea!hed, saying, There !ometh one mightier than I after me, the lat!het of whose
shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
Mar ,+2 I indeed ha#e bapti+ed you with water0 but he shall bapti+e you with the 1oly Ghost.
Mar ,+3 And it !ame to pass in those days, that Jesus !ame from )a+areth of Galilee, and was
bapti+ed of John in Jordan.
Mar ,+,4 And straightway !oming up out of the water, he saw the hea#ens opened, and the
Spirit lie a do#e des!ending upon him0
Mar ,+,, And there !ame a #oi!e from hea#en, saying, Thou art my belo#ed Son, in whom I am
well pleased.
Mar ,+,- And immediately the Spirit dri#eth him into the wilderness.
Mar ,+,* And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the
wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
)u6 *+-, )ow when all the people were bapti+ed, it !ame to pass, that Jesus also being
bapti+ed, and praying, the hea#en was opened,
)u6 *+-- And the 1oly Ghost des!ended in a bodily shape lie a do#e upon him, and a #oi!e
!ame from hea#en, whi!h said, Thou art my belo#ed Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Temptation of Jesus
)u .+, And Jesus being full of the 1oly Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit
into the wilderness,
)u .+- *eing forty days tempted of the de#il. And in those days he did eat nothing0 and when
they were ended, he afterward hungered.
Mr ,+,- And immediately the Spirit dri#eth him into the wilderness.
Mr ,+,* And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild
beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.
Mt .+- And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
)u6 .+* And the de#il said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, !ommand this stone that it be
made bread.
)u6 .+. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not li#e by bread alone,
but by e#ery word of God.
)u6 .+/ And the de#il, taing him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the ingdoms
of the world in a moment of time.
)u6 .+0 And the de#il said unto him, All this power will I gi#e thee, and the glory of them0 for
that is deli#ered unto me; and to whomsoe#er I will I gi#e it.
)u6 .+1 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
)u6 .+2 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan0 for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the 2ord thy God, and him only shalt thou ser#e.
)u6 .+3 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinna!le of the temple, and said
unto him, If thou be the Son of God, !ast thyself down from hen!e0
)u6 .+,4 "or it is written, 1e shall gi#e his angels !harge o#er thee, to eep thee0
)u6 .+,, And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a
stone.
)u6 .+,- And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the 2ord thy God.
)u6 .+,* And when the de#il had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Mt .+* And when the tempter !ame to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, !ommand that
these stones be made bread.
Mt .+. *ut he answered and said, It is written, /an shall not li#e by bread alone, but by e#ery
word that pro!eedeth out of the mouth of God.
Mt .+/ Then the de#il taeth him up into the holy !ity, and setteth him on a pinna!le of the
temple,
Mt .+0 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, !ast thyself down0 for it is written, 1e
shall gi#e his angels !harge !on!erning thee0 and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Mt .+1 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the 2ord thy God.
Mt .+2 Again, the de#il taeth him up into an e%!eeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the
ingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mt .+3 And saith unto him, All these things will I gi#e thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship
me.
Mt .+,4 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hen!e, Satan0 for it is written, Thou shalt worship
the 2ord thy God, and him only shalt thou ser#e.
Mt .+,, Then the de#il lea#eth him, and, behold, angels !ame and ministered unto him.
)u .+,* And when the de#il had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
John's testimony about Christ
Joh ,+0 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Joh ,+1 The same !ame for a witness, to bear witness of the 2ight, that all men through him
might belie#e.
Joh ,+2 1e was not that 2ight, but was sent to bear witness of that 2ight.
Joh ,+3 That was the true 2ight, whi!h lighteth e#ery man that !ometh into the world.
Joh ,+,4 1e was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world new him not.
Joh ,+,, 1e !ame unto his own, and his own re!ei#ed him not.
Joh ,+,- *ut as many as re!ei#ed him, to them ga#e he power to be!ome the sons of God, even
to them that belie#e on his name0
Joh ,+,* Whi!h were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but
of God.
Joh ,+,. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, 7and we beheld his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the "ather,8 full of gra!e and truth.
Joh ,+,/ John bare witness of him, and !ried, saying, This was he of whom I spae, 1e that
!ometh after me is preferred before me0 for he was before me.
Joh ,+,0 And of his fulness ha#e all we re!ei#ed, and gra!e for gra!e.
Joh ,+,1 "or the law was gi#en by /oses, but gra!e and truth !ame by Jesus Christ.
Joh ,+,2 )o man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, whi!h is in the bosom of the
"ather, he hath de!lared him.
Joh ,+,3 And this is the re!ord of John, when the Jews sent priests and 2e#ites from Jerusalem
to as him, Who art thou5
Joh ,+-4 And he !onfessed, and denied not; but !onfessed, I am not the Christ.
Joh ,+-, And they ased him, What then5 Art thou $lias5 And he saith, I am not. Art thou that
prophet5 And he answered, )o.
Joh ,+-- Then said they unto him, Who art thou5 that we may gi#e an answer to them that sent
us. What sayest thou of thyself5
Joh ,+-* 1e said, I am the #oi!e of one !rying in the wilderness, /ae straight the way of the
2ord, as said the prophet $saias.
Joh ,+-. And they whi!h were sent were of the 'harisees.
Joh ,+-/ And they ased him, and said unto him, Why bapti+est thou then, if thou be not that
Christ, nor $lias, neither that prophet5
Joh ,+-0 John answered them, saying, I bapti+e with water0 but there standeth one among you,
whom ye now not;
Joh ,+-1 1e it is, who !oming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe3s lat!het I am not
worthy to unloose.
Joh ,+-2 These things were done in *ethabara beyond Jordan, where John was bapti+ing.
John recounts Christ's baptism
The ne%t day John seeth Jesus !oming unto him, and saith, *ehold the 2amb of God, whi!h taeth
away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me !ometh a man whi!h is preferred before
me0 for he was before me. And I new him not0 but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore
am I !ome bapti+ing with water. And John bare re!ord, saying, I saw the Spirit des!ending from hea#en
lie a do#e, and it abode upon him. And I new him not0 but he that sent me to bapti+e with water, the
same said unto me, .pon whom thou shalt see the Spirit des!ending, and remaining on him, the same is
he whi!h bapti+eth with the 1oly Ghost. And I saw, and bare re!ord that this is the Son of God.
The ,st #isciples
Again the ne%t day after John stood, and two of his dis!iples;And looing upon Jesus as he waled,
he saith, *ehold the 2amb of God6 And the two dis!iples heard him spea, and they followed Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What see ye5 They said unto
him, ,abbi, 7whi!h is to say, being interpreted, /aster,8 where dwellest thou5 1e saith unto them,
Come and see. They !ame and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day0 for it was about the
tenth hour. -ne of the two whi!h heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon 'eter3s
brother. 1e first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We ha#e found the /essias,
whi!h is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him,
he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona0 thou shalt be !alled Cephas, whi!h is by interpretation,
A stone. The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth 'hilip, and saith unto
him, "ollow me. )ow 'hilip was of *ethsaida, the !ity of Andrew and 'eter. 'hilip findeth
)athanael, and saith unto him, We ha#e found him, of whom /oses in the law, and the prophets,
did write, Jesus of )a+areth, the son of Joseph. And )athanael said unto him, Can there any good
thing !ome out of )a+areth5 'hilip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw )athanael !oming to
him, and saith of him, *ehold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile6 )athanael saith unto
him, When!e nowest thou me5 Jesus answered and said unto him, *efore that 'hilip !alled thee,
when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. )athanael answered and saith unto him, ,abbi, thou
art the Son of God; thou art the :ing of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, *e!ause I said
unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, belie#est thou5 thou shalt see greater things than these.
And he saith unto him, <erily, #erily, I say unto you, 1ereafter ye shall see hea#en open, and the
angels of God as!ending and des!ending upon the Son of man.
The ,st miracle - turning 'ater to 'ine
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there0 And
both Jesus was !alled, and his dis!iples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother
of Jesus saith unto him, They ha#e no wine.Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what ha#e I to do with
thee5 mine hour is not yet !ome. 1is mother saith unto the ser#ants, Whatsoe#er he saith unto you,
do it. And there were set there si% waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
!ontaining two or three firins apie!e. Jesus saith unto them, "ill the waterpots with water. And
they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, &raw out now, and bear unto the go#ernor
of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine,
and new not when!e it was0 7but the ser#ants whi!h drew the water new;8 the go#ernor of the feast
!alled the bridegroom, And saith unto him, $#ery man at the beginning doth set forth good wine;
and when men ha#e well drun, then that whi!h is worse0 but thou hast ept the good wine until now.
This beginning of mira!les did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his
dis!iples belie#ed on him. After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren,
and his dis!iples0 and they !ontinued there not many days.
The ,st temple cleansing
And the Jews3 passo#er was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those
that sold o%en and sheep and do#es, and the !hangers of money sitting0 And when he had made a
s!ourge of small !ords, he dro#e them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the o%en; and poured
out the !hangers3 money, and o#erthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold do#es, Tae these
things hen!e; mae not my "ather3s house an house of mer!handise. And his dis!iples remembered that
it was written, The +eal of thine house hath eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said unto him,
What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things5 Jesus answered and said unto
them, &estroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, "orty and si% years
was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days5 *ut he spae of the temple of his
body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his dis!iples remembered that he had said this unto
them; and they belie#ed the s!ripture, and the word whi!h Jesus had said. )ow when he was in
Jerusalem at the passo#er, in the feast day, many belie#ed in his name, when they saw the mira!les
whi!h he did. *ut Jesus did not !ommit himself unto them, be!ause he new all men, And needed not
that any should testify of man0 for he new what was in man.
(ico#emus meets Jesus at night
There was a man of the 'harisees, named )i!odemus, a ruler of the Jews0 The same !ame to Jesus by
night, and said unto him, ,abbi, we now that thou art a tea!her !ome from God0 for no man !an do
these mira!les that thou doest, e%!ept God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, <erily,
#erily, I say unto thee, $%!ept a man be born again, he !annot see the ingdom of God. )i!odemus
saith unto him, 1ow !an a man be born when he is old5 !an he enter the se!ond time into his mother3s
womb, and be born5 Jesus answered, <erily, #erily, I say unto thee, $%!ept a man be born of water and
of the Spirit, he !annot enter into the ingdom of God. That whi!h is born of the flesh is flesh; and that
whi!h is born of the Spirit is spirit. /ar#el not that I said unto thee, 9e must be born again. The wind
bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but !anst not tell when!e it !ometh, and
whither it goeth0 so is e#ery one that is born of the Spirit. )i!odemus answered and said unto him, 1ow
!an these things be5 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and nowest not
these things5 <erily, #erily, I say unto thee, We spea that we do now, and testify that we ha#e seen;
and ye re!ei#e not our witness. If I ha#e told you earthly things, and ye belie#e not, how shall ye
belie#e, if I tell you of hea#enly things5 And no man hath as!ended up to hea#en, but he that !ame
down from hea#en, even the Son of man whi!h is in hea#en. And as /oses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, e#en so must the Son of man be lifted up0 That whosoe#er belie#eth in him should not
perish, but ha#e eternal life. "or God so lo#ed the world, that he ga#e his only begotten Son, that
whosoe#er belie#eth in him should not perish, but ha#e e#erlasting life. "or God sent not his Son into
the world to !ondemn the world; but that the world through him might be sa#ed. 1e that belie#eth on
him is not !ondemned0 but he that belie#eth not is !ondemned already, be!ause he hath not belie#ed in
the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the !ondemnation, that light is !ome into the
world, and men lo#ed darness rather than light, be!ause their deeds were e#il. "or e#ery one that doeth
e#il hateth the light, neither !ometh to the light, lest his deeds should be repro#ed. *ut he that doeth
truth !ometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
7isciples baptize many in Ju#ea
After these things !ame Jesus and his dis!iples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them,
and bapti+ed. And John also was bapti+ing in Aenon near to Salim, be!ause there was mu!h water
there0 and they !ame, and were bapti+ed. "or John was not yet !ast into prison.
7isciples as6 John about Jesus
Then there arose a ;uestion between some of John3s dis!iples and the Jews about purifying. And they
!ame unto John, and said unto him, ,abbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest
witness, behold, the same bapti+eth, and all men !ome to him. John answered and said, A man !an
re!ei#e nothing, e%!ept it be gi#en him from hea#en. 9e yoursel#es bear me witness, that I said, I am
not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 1e that hath the bride is the bridegroom0 but the friend of
the bridegroom, whi!h standeth and heareth him, re4oi!eth greatly be!ause of the bridegroom3s #oi!e0
this my 4oy therefore is fulfilled. 1e must in!rease, but I must de!rease. 1e that !ometh from abo#e is
abo#e all0 he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaeth of the earth0 he that !ometh from hea#en is
abo#e all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man re!ei#eth his testimony. 1e
that hath re!ei#ed his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. "or he whom God hath sent
speaeth the words of God0 for God gi#eth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The "ather lo#eth the
Son, and hath gi#en all things into his hand. 1e that belie#eth on the Son hath e#erlasting life0 and he
that belie#eth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
&ero# imprisons John the !aptist
*ut 1erod the tetrar!h, being repro#ed by him for 1erodias his brother 'hilip3s wife, and for all the
e#ils whi!h 1erod had done, Added yet this abo#e all, that he shut up John in prison.
Jesus 'ith#ra's from Ju#ea
)ow when Jesus had heard that John was !ast into prison, he departed into Galilee; prea!hing the
gospel of the ingdom of God,
When therefore the 2ord new how the 'harisees had heard that Jesus made and bapti+ed more
dis!iples than John, 7Though Jesus himself bapti+ed not, but his dis!iples,8 1e left Judaea, and departed
again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria.
$amaritan 'oman at Jacob's 'ell
Then !ometh he to a !ity of Samaria, whi!h is !alled Sy!har, near to the par!el of ground that Ja!ob
ga#e to his son Joseph. )ow Ja!ob3s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his 4ourney, sat
thus on the well0 and it was about the si%th hour. There !ometh a woman of Samaria to draw water0
Jesus saith unto her, Gi#e me to drin. 7"or his dis!iples were gone away unto the !ity to buy meat.8
Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, 1ow is it that thou, being a Jew, asest drin of me, whi!h
am a woman of Samaria5 for the Jews ha#e no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said
unto her, If thou newest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Gi#e me to drin; thou
wouldest ha#e ased of him, and he would ha#e gi#en thee li#ing water. The woman saith unto him,
Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep0 from when!e then hast thou that li#ing water5
Art thou greater than our father Ja!ob, whi!h ga#e us the well, and dran thereof himself, and his
!hildren, and his !attle5 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoe#er drineth of this water shall thirst
again0 *ut whosoe#er drineth of the water that I shall gi#e him shall ne#er thirst; but the water that I
shall gi#e him shall be in him a well of water springing up into e#erlasting life. The woman saith unto
him, Sir, gi#e me this water, that I thirst not, neither !ome hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, !all
thy husband, and !ome hither. The woman answered and said, I ha#e no husband. Jesus said unto her,
Thou hast well said, I ha#e no husband0 "or thou hast had fi#e husbands; and he whom thou now hast
is not thy husband0 in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I per!ei#e that thou art a
prophet. -ur fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the pla!e
where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, belie#e me, the hour !ometh, when ye shall
neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the "ather. 9e worship ye now not what0 we
now what we worship0 for sal#ation is of the Jews. *ut the hour !ometh, and now is, when the true
worshippers shall worship the "ather in spirit and in truth0 for the "ather seeeth su!h to worship him.
God is a Spirit0 and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith
unto him, I now that /essias !ometh, whi!h is !alled Christ0 when he is !ome, he will tell us all
things. Jesus saith unto her, I that spea unto thee am he.
7isciples 8uestion Jesus
And upon this !ame his dis!iples, and mar#elled that he taled with the woman0 yet no man said, What
seeest thou5 or, Why talest thou with her5 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into
the !ity, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, whi!h told me all things that e#er I did0 is not this the
Christ5 Then they went out of the !ity, and !ame unto him. In the mean while his dis!iples prayed him,
saying, /aster, eat. *ut he said unto them, I ha#e meat to eat that ye now not of. Therefore said the
dis!iples one to another, 1ath any man brought him ought to eat5 Jesus saith unto them, /y meat is to
do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his wor. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then
!ometh har#est5 behold, I say unto you, 2ift up your eyes, and loo on the fields; for they are white
already to har#est. And he that reapeth re!ei#eth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal0 that both
he that soweth and he that reapeth may re4oi!e together. And herein is that saying true, -ne soweth, and
another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour0 other men laboured, and ye are
entered into their labours.
$amaritans come to Jesus
And many of the Samaritans of that !ity belie#ed on him for the saying of the woman, whi!h testified,
1e told me all that e#er I did. So when the Samaritans were !ome unto him, they besought him that he
would tarry with them0 and he abode there two days. And many more belie#ed be!ause of his own
word; And said unto the woman, )ow we belie#e, not be!ause of thy saying0 for we ha#e heard him
oursel#es, and now that this is indeed the Christ, the Sa#iour of the world.
Jesus continues to'ar# Galilee
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee0 and there went out a fame of him through all
the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
The ,st re5ection in (azareth
And he !ame to )a+areth, where he had been brought up0 and, as his !ustom was, he went into the
synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was deli#ered unto him the boo of
the prophet $saias. And when he had opened the boo, he found the pla!e where it was written, The
Spirit of the 2ord is upon me, be!ause he hath anointed me to prea!h the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the broenhearted, to prea!h deli#eran!e to the !apti#es, and re!o#ering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To prea!h the a!!eptable year of the 2ord. And he !losed
the boo, and he ga#e it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the
synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this s!ripture fulfilled in
your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gra!ious words whi!h pro!eeded out of his
mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph3s son5 And he said unto them, 9e will surely say unto me this
pro#erb, 'hysi!ian, heal thyself0 whatsoe#er we ha#e heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy
!ountry. And he said, <erily I say unto you, )o prophet is a!!epted in his own !ountry. *ut I tell you of
a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of $lias, when the hea#en was shut up three years and
si% months, when great famine was throughout all the land; *ut unto none of them was $lias sent, sa#e
unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the
time of $liseus the prophet; and none of them was !leansed, sa#ing )aaman the Syrian. And all they in
the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of
the !ity, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their !ity was built, that they might !ast him
down headlong. *ut he passing through the midst of them went his way,
"rrival in Cana of Galilee
)ow after two days he departed then!e, and went into Galilee. "or Jesus himself testified, that a
prophet hath no honour in his own !ountry. Then when he was !ome into Galilee, the Galilaeans
re!ei#ed him, ha#ing seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast0 for they also went unto the
feast.
The =nd mira!le > -ffi!ial3s son healed
So Jesus !ame again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a !ertain
nobleman, whose son was si! at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was !ome out of Judaea into
Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would !ome down, and heal his son0 for he was at
the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, $%!ept ye see signs and wonders, ye will not belie#e. The
nobleman saith unto him, Sir, !ome down ere my !hild die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son
li#eth. And the man belie#ed the word that Jesus had spoen unto him, and he went his way. And as he
was now going down, his ser#ants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son li#eth. Then en;uired he of
them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, 9esterday at the se#enth hour the fe#er
left him. So the father new that it was at the same hour, in the whi!h Jesus said unto him, Thy son
li#eth0 and himself belie#ed, and his whole house. This is again the se!ond mira!le that Jesus did, when
he was !ome out of Judaea into Galilee.
Jesus settles in Capernaum
And lea#ing )a+areth, he !ame and dwelt in Capernaum, whi!h is upon the sea !oast, in the borders of
(abulon and )ephthalim0 That it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen by $saias the prophet, saying,
The land of (abulon, and the land of )ephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the
Gentiles; The people whi!h sat in darness saw great light; and to them whi!h sat in the region
and shadow of death light is sprung up. "rom that time Jesus began to prea!h, and to say, The time is
fulfilled, and the ingdom of God is at hand0 repent ye, and belie#e the gospel. And !ame down to
Capernaum, a !ity of Galilee, And they were astonished at his do!trine0 for his word was with power.
9ishermen calle# to be #isciples
And Jesus, waling by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon !alled 'eter, and Andrew his
brother, !asting a net into the sea0 for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me,
and I will mae you to be!ome fishers of men. And straightway they forsoo their nets, and followed
him. And going on from then!e, he saw other two brethren, James the son of (ebedee, and John his
brother, in a ship with (ebedee their father, mending their nets; and he !alled them. And straightway he
!alled them0 and they left their father (ebedee in the ship with the hired ser#ants, and went after him.
and followed him.
7emoniac in Capernaum $ynagogue
and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. he taught them as one
that had authority, and not as the s!ribes. And in the synagogue there was a man, whi!h had a spirit of
an un!lean de#il, and !ried out with a loud #oi!e, Saying, 2et us alone; what ha#e we to do with thee,
thou Jesus of )a+areth5 art thou !ome to destroy us5 I now thee who thou art; the 1oly -ne of God.
And Jesus rebued him, saying, 1old thy pea!e, and !ome out of him. And when the de#il had thrown
him in the midst, had torn him, and !ried with a loud #oi!e, he !ame out of him, and hurt him not. And
they were all ama+ed, insomu!h that they ;uestioned among themsel#es,What a word is this6 what new
do!trine is this5 for with authority and power !ommandeth he e#en the un!lean spirits, and they do
obey him. And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
Peter's mother-in-la' heale#
And forthwith, when they were !ome out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and
Andrew, with James and John. *ut Simon3s wife3s mother lay si! with a great fe#er; and anon they tell
him of her. And he !ame and too her by the hand, and rebued the fe#er; and lifted her up; and
immediately the fe#er left her, and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
Many heale# at sunset
And at e#en, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were
possessed with de#ils. )ow when the sun was setting, And all the !ity was gathered together at the
door. all they that had any si! with di#ers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on
e#ery one of them, and healed them. That it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen by $saias the prophet,
saying, 1imself too our infirmities, and bare our si!nesses. they brought unto him many that were
possessed with de#ils0 and he !ast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were si!0 And
de#ils also !ame out of many, !rying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuing
them suffered them not to spea0 for they new that he was Christ. And he healed many that were si!
of di#ers diseases, and !ast out many de#ils; and suffered not the de#ils to spea, be!ause they new
him.
7isciples see6 Jesus
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary pla!e,
and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. and the people sought
him, and !ame unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. And when they had
found him, they said unto him, All men see for thee. And he said unto them, 2et us go into the ne%t
towns, I must prea!h the ingdom of God to other !ities also0 for therefore am I sent.
Jesus preaches in the $ynagogues
And Jesus went about all Galilee, tea!hing in their synagogues, and prea!hing the gospel of the
ingdom, and healing all manner of si!ness and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame
went throughout all Syria0 and they brought unto him all si! people that were taen with di#ers
diseases and torments, and those whi!h were possessed with de#ils, and those whi!h were lunati!, and
those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people from
Galilee, and from &e!apolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
Jesus preaches in $imon's boat
And it !ame to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lae
of Gennesaret, And saw two ships standing by the lae0 but the fishermen were gone out of them, and
were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, whi!h was Simon3s, and prayed him that
he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
Miraculous catch of fish
)ow when he had left speaing, he said unto Simon, 2aun!h out into the deep, and let down your nets
for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, /aster, we ha#e toiled all the night, and ha#e taen
nothing0 ne#ertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they in!losed a
great multitude of fishes0 and their net brae. And they be!oned unto their partners, whi!h were in the
other ship, that they should !ome and help them. And they !ame, and filled both the ships, so that they
began to sin. When Simon 'eter saw it, he fell down at Jesus3 nees, saying, &epart from me; for I am
a sinful man, - 2ord. "or he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes
whi!h they had taen0 And so was also James, and John, the sons of (ebedee, whi!h were partners with
Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, "ear not; from hen!eforth thou shalt !at!h men. And when they had
brought their ships to land, they forsoo all, and followed him.
Jesus heals a leper
When he was !ome down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, a man full of
leprosy0 who seeing Jesus fell on his fa!e, and worshipped him, and neeling down to him, besought
him, saying, 2ord, if thou wilt, thou !anst mae me !lean. And Jesus, mo#ed with !ompassion, put forth
his hand, and tou!hed him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou !lean. And as soon as he had spoen,
immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was !leansed. And he straitly !harged him, and
forthwith sent him away; And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man0 but go thy way, shew
thyself to the priest, and offer for thy !leansing those things whi!h /oses !ommanded, for a testimony
unto them. *ut he went out, and began to publish it mu!h, and to bla+e abroad the matter, insomu!h that
Jesus !ould no more openly enter into the !ity, but was without in desert pla!es0 and they !ame to him
from e#ery ;uarter. *ut so mu!h the more went there a fame abroad of him0 and great multitudes !ame
together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the
wilderness, and prayed. And the fame of him went out into e#ery pla!e of the !ountry round about.
Jesus cures a paralytic
And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
And straightway many were gathered together, insomu!h that there was no room to re!ei#e them, no,
not so mu!h as about the door0 and he prea!hed the word unto them. And it !ame to pass on a !ertain
day, as he was tea!hing, that there were 'harisees and do!tors of the law sitting by, whi!h were !ome
out of e#ery town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem0 and the power of the 2ord was present to heal
them. And he entered into a ship, and passed o#er, and !ame into his own !ity. And, behold, men
brought in a bed a man whi!h was taen with a palsy0 whi!h was borne of four. and they sought means
to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they !ould not find by what way they might bring
him in be!ause of the multitude, they went upon the housetop,they un!o#ered the roof where he was0
and when they had broen it up, and let him down through the tiling with his !ou!h into the midst
before Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the si! of the palsy, Son, be of good !heer; thy
sins be forgi#en thee. *ut there were !ertain of the s!ribes and the 'harisees sitting there, and reasoning
in their hearts, said within themsel#es, This man blasphemeth. Why doth this man thus spea
blasphemies5 Who !an forgi#e sins, but God alone5 And immediately when Jesus per!ei#ed their
thoughts, in his spirit that they so reasoned within themsel#es, he said unto them, Wherefore thin ye
e#il in your hearts5 What reason ye in your hearts5 Why reason ye these things in your hearts5 Whether
is it easier to say to the si! of the palsy, Thy sins be forgi#en thee; or to say, Arise, and tae up thy
bed, and wal5 *ut that ye may now that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgi#e sins, 7he
saith to the si! of the palsy,8 I say unto thee, Arise, and tae up thy bed, and go thy way into thine
house. And immediately he rose up before them, and too up that whereon he lay, and went forth
before them all; and departed to his own house, glorifying God. And they were all ama+ed, and they
glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We ha#e seen strange things to day. *ut when the
multitudes saw it, they mar#elled, insomu!h that they were all ama+ed, and glorified God, whi!h had
gi#en su!h power unto men. saying, We ne#er saw it on this fashion.
Matthe' :)evi; calle# to be a #isciple
And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
And as he passed by, he saw /atthew, a publi!an, 2e#i the son of Alphaeus sitting at the re!eipt of
!ustom, and said unto him, "ollow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And 2e#i made him
a great feast in his own house0 And it !ame to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many
publi!ans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his dis!iples0 for there were many, and they
followed him.
Parables at )evi's reception
And the dis!iples of John and of the 'harisees used to fast0 and they !ome and say unto him, Why do
the dis!iples of John and of the 'harisees fast, but thy dis!iples fast not5
Then !ame to him the dis!iples of John, saying, Why do we and the 'harisees fast oft, and mae
prayers, but thy dis!iples fast not5 but thine eat and drin5 And Jesus said unto them, Can ye mae
the !hildren of the bride!hamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them5 as long as they ha#e
the bridegroom with them, they !annot fast. but the days will !ome, when the bridegroom shall be
taen from them, and then shall they fast. in those days.
'arable of new and old !loth
And he spae also a parable unto them; )o man putteth a pie!e of new !loth unto an old garment, for
that whi!h is put in to fill it up taeth from the garment, and the rent is made worse. seweth
a pie!e of new !loth unto an old garment, if otherwise, then both the new maeth a rent, and the pie!e
that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. and the rent is made worse.
)ew wine,new bottles
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles0 else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is
spilled, and the bottles will be marred0 and the bottles shall perish. but new wine must be put into new
bottles and both are preser#ed. )o man also ha#ing drun old wine straightway desireth new0 for he
saith, The old is better.
1e eats with publi!ans and sinners
And when the s!ribes and 'harisees saw him eat with publi!ans and sinners, they murmured against his
dis!iples, Why eateth your /aster with publi!ans and sinners5 Why do ye eat and drin with publi!ans
and sinners5 *ut when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physi!ian,
but they that are si!. *ut go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will ha#e mer!y, and not sa!rifi!e0 for I
am not !ome to !all the righteous, but sinners to repentan!e.
Jesus in Jerusalem at the -n# Passover
After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Man heale# at pools of !ethes#a
)ow there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, whi!h is !alled in the 1ebrew tongue *ethesda,
ha#ing fi#e por!hes. In these lay a great multitude of impotent fol, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for
the mo#ing of the water. "or an angel went down at a !ertain season into the pool, and troubled the
water0 whosoe#er then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoe#er
disease he had. And a !ertain man was there, whi!h had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus
saw him lie, and new that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be
made whole5 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I ha#e no man, when the water is troubled, to put
me into the pool0 but while I am !oming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, ,ise,
tae up thy bed, and wal. And immediately the man was made whole, and too up his bed, and
waled0 and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was !ured, It is the
sabbath day0 it is not lawful for thee to !arry thy bed. 1e answered them, 1e that made me whole, the
same said unto me, Tae up thy bed, and wal. Then ased they him, What man is that whi!h said unto
thee, Tae up thy bed, and wal5 And he that was healed wist not who it was0 for Jesus had !on#eyed
himself away, a multitude being in that pla!e. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto
him, *ehold, thou art made whole0 sin no more, lest a worse thing !ome unto thee. The man departed,
and told the Jews that it was Jesus, whi!h had made him whole.
Jesus challenge# for healing on $abbath
And therefore did the Jews perse!ute Jesus, and sought to slay him, be!ause he had done these things
on the sabbath day. *ut Jesus answered them, /y "ather woreth hitherto, and I wor. Therefore the
Jews sought the more to ill him, be!ause he not only had broen the sabbath, but said also that God
was his "ather, maing himself e;ual with God. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, <erily, #erily,
I say unto you, The Son !an do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the "ather do0 for what things
soe#er he doeth, these also doeth the Son liewise. "or the "ather lo#eth the Son, and sheweth him all
things that himself doeth0 and he will shew him greater wors than these, that ye may mar#el. "or as
the "ather raiseth up the dead, and ;ui!eneth them; e#en so the Son ;ui!eneth whom he will. "or the
"ather 4udgeth no man, but hath !ommitted all 4udgment unto the Son0 That all men should honour the
Son, e#en as they honour the "ather. 1e that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the "ather whi!h
hath sent him. <erily, #erily, I say unto you, 1e that heareth my word, and belie#eth on him that sent
me, hath e#erlasting life, and shall not !ome into !ondemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
<erily, #erily, I say unto you, The hour is !oming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the #oi!e of the
Son of God0 and they that hear shall li#e. "or as the "ather hath life in himself; so hath he gi#en to the
Son to ha#e life in himself; And hath gi#en him authority to e%e!ute 4udgment also, be!ause he is the
Son of man. /ar#el not at this0 for the hour is !oming, in the whi!h all that are in the gra#es shall
hear his #oi!e, And shall !ome forth; they that ha#e done good, unto the resurre!tion of life; and they
that ha#e done e#il, unto the resurre!tion of damnation. I !an of mine own self do nothing0 as I hear, I
4udge0 and my 4udgment is 4ust; be!ause I see not mine own will, but the will of the "ather whi!h hath
sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me;
and I now that the witness whi!h he witnesseth of me is true. 9e sent unto John, and he bare witness
unto the truth. *ut I re!ei#e not testimony from man0 but these things I say, that ye might be sa#ed. 1e
was a burning and a shining light0 and ye were willing for a season to re4oi!e in his light. *ut I ha#e
greater witness than that of John0 for the wors whi!h the "ather hath gi#en me to finish, the same
wors that I do, bear witness of me, that the "ather hath sent me. And the "ather himself, whi!h hath
sent me, hath borne witness of me. 9e ha#e neither heard his #oi!e at any time, nor seen his shape. And
ye ha#e not his word abiding in you0 for whom he hath sent, him ye belie#e not. Sear!h the s!riptures;
for in them ye thin ye ha#e eternal life0 and they are they whi!h testify of me. And ye will not !ome to
me, that ye might ha#e life. I re!ei#e not honour from men. *ut I now you, that ye ha#e not the lo#e of
God in you. I am !ome in my "ather3s name, and ye re!ei#e me not0 if another shall !ome in his
own name, him ye will re!ei#e. 1ow !an ye belie#e, whi!h re!ei#e honour one of another, and see not
the honour that cometh from God only5 &o not thin that I will a!!use you to the "ather0 there is one
that a!!useth you, even /oses, in whom ye trust. "or had ye belie#ed /oses, ye would ha#e belie#ed
me0 for he wrote of me. *ut if ye belie#e not his writings, how shall ye belie#e my words5
7isciples pic6 grain on the $abbath
And it !ame to pass on the se!ond sabbath after the first, that he went through the !orn fields; and his
dis!iples were an hungred, and his dis!iples plu!ed the ears of !orn, and did eat, rubbing them in their
hands. *ut when the 'harisees saw it, they said unto him, *ehold, thy dis!iples do that whi!h is not
lawful to do upon the sabbath day. And Jesus answering them said, 1a#e ye not read so mu!h as this,
what &a#id did, when himself was an hungred, and they whi!h were with him; And he said unto them,
1a#e ye ne#er read what &a#id did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were
with him5 1ow he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, whi!h was not lawful for
him to eat, neither for them whi!h were with him, but only for the priests5 1ow he went into the house
of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, whi!h is not lawful to eat but
for the priests, and ga#e also to them whi!h were with him5 -r ha#e ye not read in the law, how that on
the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless5 *ut I say unto you,
That in this pla!e is one greater than the temple. *ut if ye had nown what this meaneth, I will ha#e
mer!y, and not sa!rifi!e, ye would not ha#e !ondemned the guiltless. And he said unto them, The
sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath0 "or the Son of man is 2ord e#en of the
sabbath day.
Man's han# heale# on the $abbath
And when he was departed then!e, he went into their synagogue0 and taught0 And, behold, there was a
man whi!h had his hand withered. And they ased him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days5
that they might a!!use him. And the s!ribes and 'harisees wat!hed him, whether he would heal him
on the sabbath day; that they might find an a!!usation against him. that they might a!!use him. And he
saith unto the man whi!h had the withered hand, Stand forth. *ut he new their thoughts, and said to
the man whi!h had the withered hand, ,ise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood
forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will as you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good,
or to do e#il5 to sa#e life, or to destroy it? or to ill5 *ut they held their pea!e. And he said unto them,
What man shall there be among you, that shall ha#e one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath
day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out5 1ow mu!h then is a man better than a sheep5 Wherefore it
is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. And when he had looed round about on them with anger,
being grie#ed for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stret!h forth thine hand. And he
stret!hed it out0 and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and
!ommuned one with another what they might do to Jesus. Then the 'harisees went out, and held a
!oun!il against him, how they might destroy him.
Jesus 'ith#ra's to the sea
And the 'harisees went forth, and straightway too !ounsel with the 1erodians against him, how they
might destroy him. *ut when Jesus new it, Jesus withdrew himself with his dis!iples to the sea0 and a
great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea,
and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what
great things he did, !ame unto him. And he spae to his dis!iples, that a small ship should wait on him
be!ause of the multitude, lest they should throng him. "or he had healed many; insomu!h that they
pressed upon him for to tou!h him, as many as had plagues. And un!lean spirits, when they saw him,
fell down before him, and !ried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly !harged them that
they should not mae him nown. That it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen by $saias the prophet,
saying, *ehold my ser#ant, whom I ha#e !hosen; my belo#ed, in whom my soul is well pleased0 I will
put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew 4udgment to the Gentiles. 1e shall not stri#e, nor !ry; neither
shall any man hear his #oi!e in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not brea, and smoing fla% shall he
not ;uen!h, till he send forth 4udgment unto #i!tory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
Jesus prays on a mountain
And it !ame to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and !ontinued all night in
prayer to God.
Jesus selects ,- #isciples
And he goeth up into a mountain, and !alleth unto him whom he would0 and they !ame unto him. And
when it was day, he !alled unto him his dis!iples0 and of them he !hose twel#e, whom also he named
apostles; And he ordained twel#e, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to
prea!h, And when he had !alled unto him his twel#e dis!iples, he ga#e them power against un!lean
spirits, to !ast them out, and to heal all manner of si!ness and all manner of disease. Simon, 7whom he
also named 'eter,8 and Andrew his brother, And James the son of (ebedee, and John the brother of
James; and he surnamed them *oanerges, whi!h is, The sons of thunder0 and 'hilip, and *artholomew,
Thomas, and /atthew the publi!an; James the son of Alphaeus, and And Judas the brother of James,
and 2ebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, !alled (elotes, and Judas Is!ariot,
whi!h also was the traitor.
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Mar *+,3 And Judas Is!ariot, whi!h also betrayed him0 and they went into an house.
Mar *+-4 And the multitude !ometh together again, so that they !ould not so mu!h as eat bread.
Mar *+-, And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him0 for they said, 1e is
beside himself.
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Jesus #escen#s an# heals the multitu#e
And he !ame down with them, and stood in the plain, and the !ompany of his dis!iples, and a great
multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea !oast of Tyre and Sidon, whi!h
!ame to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; And they that were #e%ed with un!lean spirits0 and
they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to tou!h him0 for there went #irtue out of him, and
healed them all.
$ermon on the Mount
And he lifted up his eyes on his dis!iples, and said, *lessed be ye poor0 for yours is the ingdom of
God. *lessed are ye that hunger now0 for ye shall be filled. *lessed are ye that weep now0 for ye shall
laugh. *lessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company,
and shall reproa!h you, and !ast out your name as e#il, for the Son of man3s sae. ,e4oi!e ye in that
day, and leap for 4oy0 for, behold, your reward is great in hea#en0 for in the lie manner did their fathers
unto the prophets. *ut woe unto you that are ri!h6 for ye ha#e re!ei#ed your !onsolation. Woe unto you
that are full6 for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now6 for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto
you, when all men shall spea well of you6 for so did their fathers to the false prophets.*ut I say unto
you whi!h hear, 2o#e your enemies, do good to them whi!h hate you, *less them that !urse you, and
pray for them whi!h despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one !hee offer also
the other; and him that taeth away thy !loe forbid not to take thy !oat also. Gi#e to e#ery man that
aseth of thee; and of him that taeth away thy goods as them not again. And as ye would that men
should do to you, do ye also to them liewise. "or if ye lo#e them whi!h lo#e you, what than ha#e ye5
for sinners also lo#e those that lo#e them. And if ye do good to them whi!h do good to you, what than
ha#e ye5 for sinners also do e#en the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to re!ei#e, what
than ha#e ye5 for sinners also lend to sinners, to re!ei#e as mu!h again. *ut lo#e ye your enemies, and
do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the
!hildren of the 1ighest0 for he is ind unto the unthanful and to the e#il. *e ye therefore mer!iful, as
your "ather also is mer!iful. Judge not, and ye shall not be 4udged0 !ondemn not, and ye shall not be
!ondemned0 forgi#e, and ye shall be forgi#en0 Gi#e, and it shall be gi#en unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaen together, and running o#er, shall men gi#e into your bosom. "or with the
same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. And he spae a parable unto them,
Can the blind lead the blind5 shall they not both fall into the dit!h5 The dis!iple is not abo#e his
master0 but e#ery one that is perfe!t shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in
thy brother3s eye, but per!ei#est not the beam that is in thine own eye5 $ither how !anst thou say to thy
brother, *rother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam
that is in thine own eye5 Thou hypo!rite, !ast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt
thou see !learly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother3s eye. "or a good tree bringeth not forth
!orrupt fruit; neither doth a !orrupt tree bring forth good fruit. "or e#ery tree is nown by his own fruit.
"or of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the
good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that whi!h is good; and an e#il man out of the e#il treasure of
his heart bringeth forth that whi!h is e#il0 for of the abundan!e of the heart his mouth speaeth. And
why !all ye me, 2ord, 2ord, and do not the things whi!h I say5 Whosoe#er !ometh to me, and heareth
my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is lie0 1e is lie a man whi!h built an house,
and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a ro!0 and when the flood arose, the stream beat
#ehemently upon that house, and !ould not shae it0 for it was founded upon a ro!. *ut he that
heareth, and doeth not, is lie a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against
whi!h the stream did beat #ehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain0 and when he was set, his dis!iples !ame unto
him0 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, *lessed are the poor in spirit0 for theirs is the
ingdom of hea#en. *lessed are they that mourn0 for they shall be !omforted. *lessed are the mee0 for
they shall inherit the earth. *lessed are they whi!h do hunger and thirst after righteousness0 for they
shall be filled. *lessed are the mer!iful0 for they shall obtain mer!y. *lessed are the pure in heart0 for
they shall see God. *lessed are the pea!emaers0 for they shall be !alled the !hildren of God. *lessed
are they whi!h are perse!uted for righteousness3 sae0 for theirs is the ingdom of hea#en. *lessed are
ye, when men shall re#ile you, and perse!ute you, and shall say all manner of e#il against you falsely,
for my sae. ,e4oi!e, and be e%!eeding glad0 for great is your reward in hea#en0 for so perse!uted they
the prophets whi!h were before you. 9e are the salt of the earth0 but if the salt ha#e lost his sa#our,
wherewith shall it be salted5 it is then!eforth good for nothing, but to be !ast out, and to be trodden
under foot of men. 9e are the light of the world. A !ity that is set on an hill !annot be hid. )either do
men light a !andle, and put it under a bushel, but on a !andlesti!; and it gi#eth light unto all that are in
the house. 2et your light so shine before men, that they may see your good wors, and glorify your
"ather whi!h is in hea#en. Thin not that I am !ome to destroy the law, or the prophets0 I am not !ome
to destroy, but to fulfil. "or #erily I say unto you, Till hea#en and earth pass, one 4ot or one tittle shall in
no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoe#er therefore shall brea one of these least
!ommandments, and shall tea!h men so, he shall be !alled the least in the ingdom of hea#en0 but
whosoe#er shall do and tea!h them, the same shall be !alled great in the ingdom of hea#en. "or I say
unto you, That e%!ept your righteousness shall e%!eed the righteousness of the s!ribes and 'harisees, ye
shall in no !ase enter into the ingdom of hea#en. 9e ha#e heard that it was said by them of old time,
Thou shalt not ill; and whosoe#er shall ill shall be in danger of the 4udgment0 *ut I say unto you,
That whosoe#er is angry with his brother without a !ause shall be in danger of the 4udgment0 and
whosoe#er shall say to his brother, ,a!a, shall be in danger of the !oun!il0 but whosoe#er shall say,
Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there
rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 2ea#e there thy gift before the altar, and go thy
way; first be re!on!iled to thy brother, and then !ome and offer thy gift. Agree with thine ad#ersary
;ui!ly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the ad#ersary deli#er thee to the 4udge,
and the 4udge deli#er thee to the offi!er, and thou be !ast into prison. <erily I say unto thee, Thou shalt
by no means !ome out then!e, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. 9e ha#e heard that it was said
by them of old time, Thou shalt not !ommit adultery0 *ut I say unto you, That whosoe#er looeth on a
woman to lust after her hath !ommitted adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye
offend thee, plu! it out, and !ast it from thee0 for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
should perish, and not that thy whole body should be !ast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee,
!ut it off, and !ast it from thee0 for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and
not that thy whole body should be !ast into hell. It hath been said, Whosoe#er shall put away his wife,
let him gi#e her a writing of di#or!ement0 *ut I say unto you, That whosoe#er shall put away his wife,
sa#ing for the !ause of forni!ation, !auseth her to !ommit adultery0 and whosoe#er shall marry her that
is di#or!ed !ommitteth adultery. Again, ye ha#e heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the 2ord thine oaths0 *ut I say unto you, Swear not at
all; neither by hea#en; for it is God3s throne0 )or by the earth; for it is his footstool0 neither by
Jerusalem; for it is the !ity of the great :ing. )either shalt thou swear by thy head, be!ause thou !anst
not mae one hair white or bla!. *ut let your !ommuni!ation be, 9ea, yea; )ay, nay0 for whatsoe#er is
more than these !ometh of e#il. 9e ha#e heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for
a tooth0 *ut I say unto you, That ye resist not e#il0 but whosoe#er shall smite thee on thy right !hee,
turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and tae away thy !oat, let him ha#e
thy !loe also. And whosoe#er shall !ompel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Gi#e to him that
aseth thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. 9e ha#e heard that it hath been
said, Thou shalt lo#e thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. *ut I say unto you, 2o#e your enemies,
bless them that !urse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them whi!h despitefully use you,
and perse!ute you; That ye may be the !hildren of your "ather whi!h is in hea#en0 for he maeth his
sun to rise on the e#il and on the good, and sendeth rain on the 4ust and on the un4ust. "or if ye lo#e
them whi!h lo#e you, what reward ha#e ye5 do not e#en the publi!ans the same5 And if ye salute your
brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not e#en the publi!ans so5 *e ye therefore perfe!t,
e#en as your "ather whi!h is in hea#en is perfe!t. Tae heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be
seen of them0 otherwise ye ha#e no reward of your "ather whi!h is in hea#en. Therefore when thou
doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypo!rites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may ha#e glory of men. <erily I say unto you, They ha#e their reward. *ut when thou
doest alms, let not thy left hand now what thy right hand doeth0 That thine alms may be in se!ret0 and
thy "ather whi!h seeth in se!ret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt
not be as the hypo!rites are: for they lo#e to pray standing in the synagogues and in the !orners of the
streets, that they may be seen of men. <erily I say unto you, They ha#e their reward. *ut thou, when
thou prayest, enter into thy !loset, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy "ather whi!h is in
se!ret; and thy "ather whi!h seeth in se!ret shall reward thee openly. *ut when ye pray, use not #ain
repetitions, as the heathen do: for they thin that they shall be heard for their mu!h speaing. *e not ye
therefore lie unto them0 for your "ather noweth what things ye ha#e need of, before ye as him. After
this manner therefore pray ye0 -ur "ather whi!h art in hea#en, 1allowed be thy name. Thy ingdom
!ome. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in hea#en. Gi#e us this day our daily bread. And forgi#e us our
debts, as we forgi#e our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deli#er us from e#il0 "or thine is
the ingdom, and the power, and the glory, for e#er. Amen. "or if ye forgi#e men their trespasses, your
hea#enly "ather will also forgi#e you0 *ut if ye forgi#e not men their trespasses, neither will your
"ather forgi#e your trespasses. /oreo#er when ye fast, be not, as the hypo!rites, of a sad !ountenan!e0
for they disfigure their fa!es, that they may appear unto men to fast. <erily I say unto you, They ha#e
their reward. *ut thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy fa!e; That thou appear not
unto men to fast, but unto thy "ather whi!h is in se!ret0 and thy "ather, whi!h seeth in se!ret, shall
reward thee openly. 2ay not up for yoursel#es treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth !orrupt,
and where thie#es brea through and steal0 *ut lay up for yoursel#es treasures in hea#en, where neither
moth nor rust doth !orrupt, and where thie#es do not brea through nor steal0 "or where your treasure
is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye0 if therefore thine eye be single, thy
whole body shall be full of light. *ut if thine eye be e#il, thy whole body shall be full of darness. If
therefore the light that is in thee be darness, how great is that darness6 )o man !an ser#e two
masters0 for either he will hate the one, and lo#e the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise
the other. 9e !annot ser#e God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Tae no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drin; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more
than meat, and the body than raiment5 *ehold the fowls of the air0 for they sow not, neither do they
reap, nor gather into barns; yet your hea#enly "ather feedeth them. Are ye not mu!h better than they5
Whi!h of you by taing thought !an add one !ubit unto his stature5 And why tae ye thought for
raiment5 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin0 And yet I
say unto you, That e#en Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed lie one of these. Wherefore, if God
so !lothe the grass of the field, whi!h to day is, and to morrow is !ast into the o#en, shall he not mu!h
more clothe you, - ye of little faith5 Therefore tae no thought, saying, What shall we eat5 or, What
shall we drin5 -r, Wherewithal shall we be !lothed5 7"or after all these things do the Gentiles see08
for your hea#enly "ather noweth that ye ha#e need of all these things. *ut see ye first the ingdom of
God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Tae therefore no thought for
the morrow0 for the morrow shall tae thought for the things of itself. Suffi!ient unto the day is the e#il
thereof. Judge not, that ye be not 4udged. "or with what 4udgment ye 4udge, ye shall be 4udged0 and
with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is
in thy brother3s eye, but !onsiderest not the beam that is in thine own eye5 -r how wilt thou say to thy
brother, 2et me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye5 Thou
hypo!rite, first !ast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see !learly to !ast out the
mote out of thy brother3s eye. Gi#e not that whi!h is holy unto the dogs, neither !ast ye your pearls
before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. As, and it shall be
gi#en you; see, and ye shall find; no!, and it shall be opened unto you0 "or e#ery one that aseth
re!ei#eth; and he that seeeth findeth; and to him that no!eth it shall be opened. -r what man is there
of you, whom if his son as bread, will he gi#e him a stone5 -r if he as a fish, will he gi#e him a
serpent5 If ye then, being e#il, now how to gi#e good gifts unto your !hildren, how mu!h more shall
your "ather whi!h is in hea#en gi#e good things to them that as him5 Therefore all things whatsoe#er
ye would that men should do to you, do ye e#en so to them0 for this is the law and the prophets. $nter
ye in at the strait gate0 for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destru!tion, and many
there be whi!h go in thereat0 *e!ause strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, whi!h leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it. *eware of false prophets, whi!h !ome to you in sheep3s !lothing, but
inwardly they are ra#ening wol#es. 9e shall now them by their fruits. &o men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles5 $#en so e#ery good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a !orrupt tree bringeth forth
e#il fruit. A good tree !annot bring forth e#il fruit, neither can a !orrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
$#ery tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and !ast into the fire. Wherefore by their
fruits ye shall now them. )ot e#ery one that saith unto me, 2ord, 2ord, shall enter into the ingdom of
hea#en; but he that doeth the will of my "ather whi!h is in hea#en. /any will say to me in that day,
2ord, 2ord, ha#e we not prophesied in thy name5 And in thy name ha#e !ast out de#ils5 and in thy
name done many wonderful wors5 And then will I profess unto them, I ne#er new you0 depart from
me, ye that wor ini;uity. Therefore whosoe#er heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will
lien him unto a wise man, whi!h built his house upon a ro!0 And the rain des!ended, and the floods
!ame, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not0 for it was founded upon a ro!. And
e#ery one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be liened unto a foolish man,
whi!h built his house upon the sand0 And the rain des!ended, and the floods !ame, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell0 and great was the fall of it. And it !ame to pass, when Jesus had
ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his do!trine0 "or he taught them as one ha#ing
authority, and not as the s!ribes.
Jesus heals a Centurion's servant
)ow when he had ended all his sayings in the audien!e of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there !ame unto him a !enturion, besee!hing him, And a
!ertain !enturion3s ser#ant, who was dear unto him, was si!, si! of the palsy, grie#ously tormented.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, besee!hing him that he would
!ome and heal his ser#ant. And when they !ame to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he
was worthy for whom he should do this0 "or he lo#eth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
And Jesus saith unto him, I will !ome and heal him.Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now
not far from the house, the !enturion sent friends to him, saying unto him, 2ord, trouble not thyself0 for
I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof0 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to
!ome unto thee0 but say in a word, and my ser#ant shall be healed. "or I also am a man set under
authority, ha#ing under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he
!ometh; and to my ser#ant, &o this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard these things, he mar#elled at
him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, <erily I say unto you, I ha#e not
found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall !ome from the east and west,
and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaa!, and Ja!ob, in the ingdom of hea#en. *ut the !hildren of
the ingdom shall be !ast out into outer darness0 there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And
Jesus said unto the !enturion, Go thy way; and as thou hast belie#ed, so be it done unto thee. And his
ser#ant was healed in the selfsame hour. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the
ser#ant whole that had been si!.
%i#o' of (ain's son is raise#
And it !ame to pass the day after, that he went into a !ity !alled )ain; and many of his dis!iples went
with him, and mu!h people. )ow when he !ame nigh to the gate of the !ity, behold, there was a dead
man !arried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow0 and mu!h people of the !ity was
with her. And when the 2ord saw her, he had !ompassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he
!ame and tou!hed the bier0 and they that bare him stood still. And he said, 9oung man, I say unto thee,
Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to spea. And he deli#ered him to his mother. And there
!ame a fear on all0 and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That
God hath #isited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout
all the region round about.
John sen#s - #isciples to 8uestion Jesus
)ow when John had heard in the prison the wors of Christ, And the dis!iples of John shewed him of
all these things. And John !alling unto him two of his dis!iples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he
that should !ome5 or loo we for another5 When the men were !ome unto him, they said, John *aptist
hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should !ome5 or loo we for another5 And in that same
hour he !ured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of e#il spirits; and unto many that were blind
he ga#e sight. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye ha#e
seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame wal, the lepers are !leansed, the deaf hear, the dead
are raised, to the poor the gospel is prea!hed. And blessed is he, whosoe#er shall not be offended in me.
Jesus commen#s John the !aptist
And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes !on!erning John, What went ye out into
the wilderness to see5 A reed shaen with the wind5 And when the messengers of John were departed,
he began to spea unto the people !on!erning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see5 A
reed shaen with the wind5 *ut what went ye out for to see5 A man !lothed in soft raiment5 *ehold,
they whi!h are gorgeously apparelled, and li#e deli!ately, are in ings3 !ourts. *ut what went ye out for
to see5 A man !lothed in soft raiment5 behold, they that wear soft clothing are in ings3 houses. *ut
what went ye out for to see5 A prophet5 yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. "or this is he, of
whom it is written, *ehold, I send my messenger before thy fa!e, whi!h shall prepare thy way before
thee. <erily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than
John the *aptist0 notwithstanding he that is least in the ingdom of hea#en is greater than he. And from
the days of John the *aptist until now the ingdom of hea#en suffereth #iolen!e, and the #iolent tae it
by for!e. "or all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And all the people that heard him, and
the publi!ans, 4ustified God, being bapti+ed with the baptism of John. *ut the 'harisees and lawyers
re4e!ted the !ounsel of God against themsel#es, being not bapti+ed of him. And if ye will re!ei#e it, this
is $lias, whi!h was for to !ome. 1e that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
This Generations
And the 2ord said, Whereunto then shall I lien the men of this generation5 and to what are they lie5
They are lie unto !hildren sitting in the maretpla!e, and !alling one to another, and saying, We ha#e
piped unto you, and ye ha#e not dan!ed; we ha#e mourned to you, and ye ha#e not wept. "or John the
*aptist !ame neither eating bread nor drining wine; and ye say, 1e hath a de#il. The Son of man is
!ome eating and drining; and ye say, *ehold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publi!ans
and sinners6 *ut wisdom is 4ustified of all her !hildren.
Jesus #ines 'ith $imon the Pharisee
And one of the 'harisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the 'harisee3s
house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the !ity, whi!h was a sinner, when she new that
esus sat at meat in the 'harisee3s house, brought an alabaster bo% of ointment, And stood at his feet
behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her
head, and issed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. )ow when the 'harisee whi!h had
bidden him saw it, he spae within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would ha#e nown
who and what manner of woman this is that tou!heth him0 for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said
unto him, Simon, I ha#e somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, /aster, say on. There was a !ertain
!reditor whi!h had two debtors0 the one owed fi#e hundred pen!e, and the other fifty. And when they
had nothing to pay, he franly forga#e them both. Tell me therefore, whi!h of them will lo#e him most5
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forga#e most. And he said unto him, Thou
hast rightly 4udged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman5 I
entered into thine house, thou ga#est me no water for my feet0 but she hath washed my feet with tears,
and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou ga#est me no iss0 but this woman sin!e the time I
!ame in hath not !eased to iss my feet. /y head with oil thou didst not anoint0 but this woman hath
anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, 1er sins, whi!h are many, are forgi#en; for
she lo#ed mu!h0 but to whom little is forgi#en, the same lo#eth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are
forgi#en. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themsel#es, Who is this that
forgi#eth sins also5 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath sa#ed thee; go in pea!e.
Generous 'omen
And it !ame to pass afterward, that he went throughout e#ery !ity and #illage, prea!hing and shewing
the glad tidings of the ingdom of God0 and the twel#e were with him, And !ertain women, whi!h had
been healed of e#il spirits and infirmities, /ary !alled /agdalene, out of whom went se#en de#ils, And
Joanna the wife of Chu+a 1erod3s steward, and Susanna, and many others, whi!h ministered unto him
of their substan!e.
Parables by the $ea
And when mu!h people were gathered together, and were !ome to him out of e#ery !ity, he spae by a
parable0 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were
gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the
shore. And he began again to tea!h by the sea side0 and there was gathered unto him a great multitude,
so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his do!trine, 1earen; *ehold,
there went out a sower to sow0 his seed0 And it !ame to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side,
and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air !ame and de#oured it up. Some fell upon stony
pla!es, on stony ground, where they had not mu!h earth0 and immediately it sprang up, be!ause it had
no depth of earth0 upon a ro! it la!ed moisture. *ut when the sun was up, it was s!or!hed; and
be!ause it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it,
and !hoed it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up
and in!reased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some si%ty, and some an hundred. And he said unto
them, 1e that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Parables explaine# an# tol# in private
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twel#e ased of him the parable. And his
dis!iples ased him, saying, What might this parable be5 Why speaest thou unto them in parables5
And he said, .nto you it is gi#en to now the mysteries of the ingdom of God0 but to others in
parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 1e answered and said
unto them, *e!ause it is gi#en unto you to now the mysteries of the ingdom of hea#en, but unto them
that are without, is not gi#en. all these things are done in parables0 "or whosoe#er hath, to him shall be
gi#en, and he shall ha#e more abundan!e0 but whosoe#er hath not, from him shall be taen away e#en
that he hath. Therefore spea I to them in parables0 That seeing they may see, and not per!ei#e; and
hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be !on#erted, and their sins
should be forgi#en them. And in them is fulfilled the prophe!y of $saias, whi!h saith, *y hearing ye
shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not per!ei#e0 "or this people3s
heart is wa%ed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they ha#e !losed; lest at any time
they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and
should be !on#erted, and I should heal them. *ut blessed are your eyes, for they see0 and your ears, for
they hear. "or #erily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men ha#e desired to see those
things whi!h ye see, and ha#e not seen them; and to hear those things whi!h ye hear, and ha#e not
heard them. And he said unto them, :now ye not this parable5 and how then will ye now all
parables5 1ear ye therefore the parable of the sower. )ow the parable is this0 The seed is the word of
God. The sower soweth the word. And these are they whi!h re!ei#ed by the way side, When any one
heareth the word of the ingdom, and understandeth it not, when they ha#e heard, the wi!ed one, the
de#il, Satan !ometh immediately, and taeth away the word and !at!heth away that whi!h was sown in
his heart. lest they should belie#e and be sa#ed. And these are they liewise whi!h are sown on stony
ground; They on the ro! the same is he that heareth the word, immediately re!ei#e it with gladness;
and anon with 4oy re!ei#eth it; 9et hath he not root in himself, whi!h for a while belie#e, and so endure
but for a time0 afterward, when tribulation or affli!tion or perse!ution ariseth for the word3s sae,
immediately they are offended. and in time of temptation fall away. And these are they whi!h fell
among thorns are they, whi!h, when they ha#e heard, go forth, and are !hoed with the !ares of this
world, and the de!eitfulness of ri!hes, and the lusts of other things entering in, and pleasures of this
life, !hoe the word, and he be!ometh unfruitful and bring no fruit to perfe!tion. *ut he that re!ei#ed
seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it and re!ei#e it, in an honest
and good heart, ha#ing heard the word, eep it, and bring forth fruit with patien!e. some thirtyfold,
some si%ty, and some an hundred.
And he said unto them, Is a !andle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed5 and not to be set
on a !andlesti!5 )o man, when he hath lighted a !andle, !o#ereth it with a #essel, or putteth it under a
bed; but setteth it on a !andlesti!, that they whi!h enter in may see the light. "or nothing is se!ret, that
shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be nown and !ome abroad. If any man
ha#e ears to hear, let him hear.
And he said unto them, Tae heed what ye hear0 with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to
you0 and unto you that hear shall more be gi#en. "or he that hath, to him shall be gi#en0 and he that
hath not, from him shall be taen e#en that whi!h he hath. Tae heed therefore how ye hear0 for
whosoe#er hath, to him shall be gi#en; and whosoe#er hath not, from him shall be taen e#en that
whi!h he seemeth to ha#e.
Seed growth mystery
And he said, So is the ingdom of God, as if a man should !ast seed into the ground; And should sleep,
and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he noweth not how. "or the earth
bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full !orn in the ear. *ut when the
fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the si!le, be!ause the har#est is !ome.
'arable of good seed and the tares
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The ingdom of hea#en is liened unto a man whi!h
sowed good seed in his field0 *ut while men slept, his enemy !ame and sowed tares among the wheat,
and went his way. *ut when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
also. So the ser#ants of the householder !ame and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in
thy field5 from when!e then hath it tares5 1e said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The ser#ants
said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up5 *ut he said, )ay; lest while ye gather up
the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 2et both grow together until the har#est0 and in the time
of har#est I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn
them0 but gather the wheat into my barn.
9amily see6s Jesus
Then !ame to him his mother and his brethren, and !ould not !ome at him for the press. While he yet
taled to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, standing without, sent unto
him, !alling him. desiring to spea with him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him,
*ehold, thy mother and thy brethren without see for thee. desiring to spea with thee. *ut he answered
and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother5 and who are my brethren5 And he looed round
about on them whi!h sat about him, and said, *ehold my mother and my brethren6 And he stret!hed
forth his hand toward his dis!iples, and said, *ehold my mother and my brethren6 "or whosoe#er shall
do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. "or whosoe#er shall do the will
of my "ather whi!h is in hea#en, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. And he answered and
said unto them, /y mother and my brethren are these whi!h hear the word of God, and do it.
<r#ers to cross the $ea of Galilee
)ow when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he ga#e !ommandment to depart unto the other side.
And when he was entered into a ship, his dis!iples followed him. And the same day, when the e#en was
!ome, he saith unto them, 2et us pass o#er unto the other side. of the lae. And they laun!hed forth.
And when they had sent away the multitude, they too him e#en as he was in the ship. And there were
also with him other little ships.
Jesus calms a stormy sea
*ut as they sailed he fell asleep0 and there !ame down a storm of wind on the lae; and the wa#es beat
into the ship, And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomu!h that the ship was !o#ered
with the wa#es0 and were filled with water, and were in 4eopardy. so that it was now full. And he was in
the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow0 and they awae him, and say unto him, /aster, !arest
thou not that we perish5 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow0 and they awae
him, and say unto him, /aster, master, !arest thou not that we perish5 2ord, sa#e us0 we perish. And he
saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, - ye of little faith5 Then he arose, and rebued the wind and the
raging of the water0 'ea!e, be still. And the wind !eased, and there was a great !alm. And he said unto
them, Where is your faith5 Why are ye so fearful5 how is it that ye ha#e no faith5 And they being
afraid wondered, And they feared e%!eedingly, *ut the men mar#elled, saying one to another, What
manner of man is this6 for he !ommandeth e#en the winds and the sea obey him6
)egion cast out of violent man
And they !ame o#er unto the other side of the sea, into the !ountry of the Gadarenes. of the Gergesenes,
whi!h is o#er against Galilee. And when he was !ome out of the ship, there met him two possessed
with de#ils, !oming out of the tombs, e%!eeding fier!e, so that no man might pass by that way. And,
behold, they !ried out, saying, What ha#e we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God5 art thou !ome
hither to torment us before the time5 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the !ity out
of the tombs a man with an un!lean spirit, whi!h had de#ils long time, and ware no !lothes, neither
abode in any house, but in the tombs. and no man !ould bind him, no, not with !hains0 *e!ause that he
had been often bound with fetters and !hains, and the !hains had been plu!ed asunder by him, and the
fetters broen in pie!es0 neither !ould any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the
mountains, and in the tombs, !rying, and !utting himself with stones. *ut when he saw Jesus afar off,
he ran and worshipped him, !ried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud #oi!e said, What ha#e
I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God5 I ad4ure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
I besee!h thee, torment me not. "or he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou un!lean spirit. "or
oftentimes it had !aught him0 and he was ept bound with !hains and in fetters; and he brae the bands,
and was dri#en of the de#il into the wilderness. And he ased him, What is thy name5 And he
answered, saying, /y name is 2egion0 for we are many. be!ause many de#ils were entered into him.
And he besought him mu!h that he would not send them away out of the !ountry. that he would not
!ommand them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the
mountain So the de#ils besought him, saying, If thou !ast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of
swine. that we may enter into them. And he suffered them. And forthwith Jesus ga#e them lea#e. And
he said unto them, Go. Then went the de#ils out of the man, and entered into the swine and the herd ran
#iolently down a steep pla!e into the sea, 7they were about two thousand;8 and were !hoed in the sea.
When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went their ways into the !ity, and in the
!ountry. and told e#ery thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the de#ils. And they went out
to see what it was that was done. And, behold, the whole !ity !ame out to meet Jesus and found the
man, out of whom the de#ils were departed and had the legion, sitting at the feet of Jesus, !lothed, and
in his right mind0 and they were afraid. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was
possessed with the de#il, was healed. and also !on!erning the swine. And they began to pray him to
depart out of their !oasts. Then the whole multitude of the !ountry of the Gadarenes round about
besought him to depart from them; for they were taen with great fear0 and he went up into the ship,
and returned ba! again. And when he was !ome into the ship, he that had been possessed with the
de#il prayed him that he might be with him. 1owbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go
home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the 2ord hath done for thee, and hath had
!ompassion on thee. ,eturn to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee.
And he went his way, and published throughout the whole !ity how great things Jesus had done unto
him. And he departed, and began to publish in &e!apolis how great things Jesus had done for him0 and
all men did mar#el.
Jesus sails to Capernaum
And it !ame to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly re!ei#ed him0 for they were all
waiting for him. And when Jesus was passed o#er again by ship unto the other side, mu!h people
gathered unto him0 and he was nigh unto the sea.
Jairus as6s Jesus to heal his #aughter
While he spae these things unto them, And, behold, there !ame a man named Jairus, and he was a
ruler of the synagogue0 and he fell down at Jesus3 feet, and worshipped him, and besought him that he
would !ome into his house0 "or he had one only daughter, about twel#e years of age, and she lay a
dying. And besought him greatly, saying, /y little daughter lieth at the point of death0 /y daughter is
e#en now dead0 ! pray thee, !ome and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall li#e.
And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his dis!iples.
=ll 'oman is heale# by touching Jesus
And esus went with him; and mu!h people followed him, and thronged him. And, behold, a woman,
whi!h was diseased with an issue of blood twel#e years, whi!h had spent all her li#ing upon
physi!ians, neither !ould be healed of any, And had suffered many things of many physi!ians, and had
spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus,
!ame in the press behind, and tou!hed the border of his garment "or she said, If I may tou!h but his
!lothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her
body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately nowing in himself that #irtue had
gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who tou!hed my !lothes5 When all denied,
'eter And his dis!iples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and press thee, and
sayest thou, Who tou!hed me5 And Jesus said, Somebody hath tou!hed me0 for I per!ei#e that #irtue is
gone out of me. And he looed round about to see her that had done this thing. And when the woman
saw that she was not hid fearing and trembling, nowing what was done in her, and falling down before
him, told him all the truth. she de!lared unto him before all the people for what !ause she had tou!hed
him, and how she was healed immediately. *ut Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
&aughter, be of good !omfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. go in pea!e, and be whole of thy plague.
And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Jesus raises Jairus' #aughter to life
While he yet spae, there !ame from the ruler of the synagogue3s house certain whi!h said, Thy
daughter is dead0 trouble not the /aster. why troublest thou the /aster any further5 As soon as Jesus
heard the word that was spoen, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, "ear not0 *e not afraid, only
belie#e. and she shall be made whole. And when Jesus !ame into the ruler3s house, and saw the
minstrels and the people maing a noise, And when he !ame into the house, he suffered no man to go
in, sa#e 'eter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. And he !ometh to the
house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And
when he was !ome in, he saith unto them, Why mae ye this ado, and weep5 Gi#e pla!e0 Weep not; the
damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to s!orn, nowing that she was dead. *ut when
he had put them all out, he taeth the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him,
and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he too the damsel by the hand, and said unto her,
Talitha !umi; whi!h is, being interpreted, &amsel, I say unto thee, arise. And her spirit !ame again, and
she arose straightway0 And straightway the damsel arose, and waled; for she was of the age of twel#e
years. and he !ommanded to gi#e her meat. And her parents were astonished0 And they were astonished
with a great astonishment. And he !harged them straitly that no man should now it; and !ommanded
that something should be gi#en her to eat. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
Jesus heals t'o blin# men
And when Jesus departed then!e, two blind men followed him, !rying, and saying, Thou Son of &a#id,
ha#e mer!y on us. And when he was !ome into the house, the blind men !ame to him0 and Jesus saith
unto them, *elie#e ye that I am able to do this5 They said unto him, 9ea, 2ord. Then tou!hed he their
eyes, saying, A!!ording to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly
!harged them, saying, See that no man now it. *ut they, when they were departed, spread abroad his
fame in all that !ountry.
Jesus heals a mute #emoniac
As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a de#il. And when the de#il
was !ast out, the dumb spae0 and the multitudes mar#elled, saying, It was ne#er so seen in Israel. *ut
the 'harisees said, 1e !asteth out de#ils through the prin!e of the de#ils. And Jesus went about all the
!ities and #illages, tea!hing in their synagogues, and prea!hing the gospel of the ingdom, and healing
e#ery si!ness and e#ery disease among the people. *ut when he saw the multitudes, he was mo#ed
with !ompassion on them, be!ause they fainted, and were s!attered abroad, as sheep ha#ing no
shepherd. Then saith he unto his dis!iples, The har#est truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
'ray ye therefore the 2ord of the har#est, that he will send forth labourers into his har#est.
The -n# re5ection in (azareth
And it !ame to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed then!e. And when he was
!ome into his own !ountry, and his dis!iples follow him. And when the sabbath day was !ome, he
began to tea!h in the synagogue0 and many hearing him were astonished, saying, When!e hath this man
this wisdom, and these mighty wors5 "rom when!e hath this man these things5 and what wisdom is
this whi!h is gi#en unto him, that e#en su!h mighty wors are wrought by his hands5 Is not this the
!arpenter3s son5 is not his mother !alled /ary5 and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and
Judas5 And his sisters, are they not all with us5 When!e then hath this man all these things5 Is not this
the !arpenter, the son of /ary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon5 and are not his
sisters here with us5 And they were offended at him. *ut Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without
honour, but in his own !ountry, and among his own in, and in his own house. And he !ould there do
no mighty wor, sa#e that he laid his hands upon a few si! fol, and healed them. And he mar#elled
be!ause of their unbelief. And he went round about the #illages, tea!hing. And he did not many mighty
wors there be!ause of their unbelief.
,- sent out to preach
And he !alled unto him the twel#e, and began to send them forth by two and two; and ga#e them power
and authority o#er all de#ils, and to !ure diseases. And he sent them to prea!h the ingdom of God, and
to heal the si!. These twel#e Jesus sent forth, and !ommanded them, saying, Go not into the way of
the Gentiles, and into any !ity of the Samaritans enter ye not0 *ut go rather to the lost sheep of the
house of Israel. And as ye go, prea!h, saying, The ingdom of hea#en is at hand. 1eal the si!, !leanse
the lepers, raise the dead, !ast out de#ils0 freely ye ha#e re!ei#ed, freely gi#e. And !ommanded them
that they should tae nothing for their 4ourney, sa#e a staff only; no s!rip, no bread, no money in their
purse0 'ro#ide neither gold, nor sil#er, nor brass in your purses, *ut be shod with sandals; and not put
on two !oats. for the worman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoe#er !ity or town ye shall enter,
en;uire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go then!e. And when ye !ome into an house, salute
it. And if the house be worthy, let your pea!e !ome upon it0 but if it be not worthy, let your pea!e return
to you. And he said unto them, In what pla!e soe#er ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart
from that pla!e. And whosoe#er shall not re!ei#e you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that
house or !ity, shae off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. <erily I say unto you,
It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of 4udgment, than for that !ity. *ehold, I
send you forth as sheep in the midst of wol#es0 be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as do#es.
*ut beware of men0 for they will deli#er you up to the !oun!ils, and they will s!ourge you in their
synagogues; And ye shall be brought before go#ernors and ings for my sae, for a testimony against
them and the Gentiles. *ut when they deli#er you up, tae no thought how or what ye shall spea0 for it
shall be gi#en you in that same hour what ye shall spea. "or it is not ye that spea, but the Spirit of
your "ather whi!h speaeth in you. And the brother shall deli#er up the brother to death, and the father
the !hild0 and the !hildren shall rise up against their parents, and !ause them to be put to death. And ye
shall be hated of all men for my name3s sae0 but he that endureth to the end shall be sa#ed. *ut when
they perse!ute you in this !ity, flee ye into another0 for #erily I say unto you, 9e shall not ha#e gone
o#er the !ities of Israel, till the Son of man be !ome. The dis!iple is not abo#e his master, nor the
ser#ant abo#e his lord. It is enough for the dis!iple that he be as his master, and the ser#ant as his lord.
If they ha#e !alled the master of the house *eel+ebub, how mu!h more shall they call them of his
household5 "ear them not therefore0 for there is nothing !o#ered, that shall not be re#ealed; and hid,
that shall not be nown. What I tell you in darness, that spea ye in light0 and what ye hear in the ear,
that prea!h ye upon the housetops. And fear not them whi!h ill the body, but are not able to ill the
soul0 but rather fear him whi!h is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing5 and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your "ather. *ut the #ery hairs of
your head are all numbered. "ear ye not therefore, ye are of more #alue than many sparrows.
Whosoe#er therefore shall !onfess me before men, him will I !onfess also before my "ather whi!h is in
hea#en. *ut whosoe#er shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my "ather whi!h is in
hea#en. Thin not that I am !ome to send pea!e on earth0 I !ame not to send pea!e, but a sword. "or I
am !ome to set a man at #arian!e against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man3s foes shall be they of his own household. 1e that
lo#eth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me0 and he that lo#eth son or daughter more than
me is not worthy of me. And he that taeth not his !ross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
1e that findeth his life shall lose it0 and he that loseth his life for my sae shall find it. 1e that re!ei#eth
you re!ei#eth me, and he that re!ei#eth me re!ei#eth him that sent me. 1e that re!ei#eth a prophet in
the name of a prophet shall re!ei#e a prophet3s reward; and he that re!ei#eth a righteous man in the
name of a righteous man shall re!ei#e a righteous man3s reward. And whosoe#er shall gi#e to drin
unto one of these little ones a !up of !old water only in the name of a dis!iple, #erily I say unto you, he
shall in no wise lose his reward. And it !ame to pass, when Jesus had made an end of !ommanding his
twel#e dis!iples, he departed then!e to tea!h and to prea!h in their !ities. And they departed, and went
through the towns, prea!hing the gospel, that men should repent. And they !ast out many de#ils, and
anointed with oil many that were si!, and healed them.
7eath of John the !aptist
And ing 1erod heard of the fame of Jesus, for his name was spread abroad0 )ow 1erod the tetrar!h
heard of all that was done by him0 and he was perple%ed, be!ause that it was said of some, that John
was risen from the dead; And of some, that $lias had appeared; And others said, That it is a prophet,
and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. And said unto his ser#ants, This is John the
*aptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty wors do shew forth themsel#es in him. "or
1erod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for 1erodias3 sae, his brother
'hilip3s wife. "or John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to ha#e her. And 1erod said, John ha#e I
beheaded0 but who is this, of whom I hear su!h things5 And he desired to see him. And when he would
ha#e put him to death, he feared the multitude, be!ause they !ounted him as a prophet. "or 1erod
himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for 1erodias3 sae, his brother
'hilip3s wife0 for he had married her. "or John had said unto 1erod, It is not lawful for thee to ha#e thy
brother3s wife. Therefore 1erodias had a ;uarrel against him, and would ha#e illed him; but she
!ould not0 "or 1erod feared John, nowing that he was a 4ust man and an holy, and obser#ed
him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
And when a !on#enient day was !ome, that 1erod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high
!aptains, and !hief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said 1erodias !ame in, and dan!ed,
and pleased 1erod and them that sat with him, the ing said unto the damsel, As of me whatsoe#er
thou wilt, and I will gi#e it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoe#er thou shalt as of me, I will gi#e it
thee, unto the half of my ingdom. Whereupon he promised with an oath to gi#e her whatsoe#er she
would as. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I as5 And she said, The head of
John the *aptist. And she, being before instru!ted of her mother, said, Gi#e me here John *aptist3s head
in a !harger. And she !ame in straightway with haste unto the ing, and ased, saying, I will that thou
gi#e me by and by in a !harger the head of John the *aptist. And the ing was e%!eeding sorry; yet for
his oath3s sae, and for their saes whi!h sat with him, he would not re4e!t her. he !ommanded it to be
gi#en her. And immediately the ing sent an e%e!utioner, and !ommanded his head to be brought0 and
he went and beheaded him in the prison, And his head was brought in a !harger, and gi#en to the
damsel0 and she brought it to her mother.
And when his dis!iples heard of it, they !ame and too up his !orpse, and laid it in a tomb.and buried it,
and went and told Jesus.
,- return an# they 'ith#ra'
When Jesus heard of it, he departed then!e by ship into a desert pla!e apart0 and when the people had
heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the !ities. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great
multitude, and was mo#ed with !ompassion toward them, and he healed their si!. And the apostles,
when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And the apostles gathered themsel#es
together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he
said unto them, Come ye yoursel#es apart into a desert pla!e, and rest a while0 belonging to the !ity
!alled *ethsaida. for there were many !oming and going, and they had no leisure so mu!h as to eat.
And they departed into a desert pla!e by ship pri#ately.
Jesus teaches an# heals the multitu#e
And the people saw them departing, and many new him, and ran afoot thither out of all !ities, and
outwent them, and !ame together unto him. And Jesus, when he !ame out, saw mu!h people, and was
mo#ed with !ompassion toward them, be!ause they were as sheep not ha#ing a shepherd0 and he
re!ei#ed them, and spae unto them of the ingdom of God, and he began to tea!h them many things
and healed them that had need of healing.
Jesus fee#s /444
After these things Jesus went o#er the sea of Galilee, whi!h is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude
followed him, be!ause they saw his mira!les whi!h he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went
up into a mountain, and there he sat with his dis!iples. And the passo#er, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
And when it was e#ening, his dis!iples !ame to him, saying, This is a desert pla!e, and the time is now
far passed0 Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns the #illages, and !ountry round
about, and lodge, and get #i!tuals0 and buy themsel#es bread0 for they ha#e nothing to eat. for we are
here in a desert pla!e. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great !ompany !ome unto him, he
saith unto 'hilip, When!e shall we buy bread, that these may eat5 And this he said to pro#e him0 for he
himself new what he would do. 'hilip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not
suffi!ient for them, that e#ery one of them may tae a little. *ut Jesus said unto them, They need not
depart; gi#e ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of
bread, and gi#e them to eat5 e%!ept we should go and buy meat for all this people.
1e saith unto them, 1ow many loa#es ha#e ye5 go and see. -ne of his dis!iples, Andrew, Simon 'eter3s
brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, whi!h hath fi#e barley loa#es, and two small fishes0 but
what are they among so many5 1e said, *ring them hither to me. And he said to his dis!iples, /ae
them sit down by fifties in a !ompany. )ow there was mu!h grass in the pla!e. And they did so, and
made them all sit down. upon the green grass. And they sat down in rans, by hundreds, and by fifties.
And Jesus too the fi#e loa#es and the two fishes, he looed up to hea#en, and when he had gi#en
thans, he blessed them, and brae, the loa#es, he distributed to the dis!iples, and the dis!iples to them
that were set down; and liewise of the fishes as mu!h as they would. before the multitude. And they
did all eat, and were filled. When they were filled, he said unto his dis!iples, Gather up the fragments
that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twel#e basets with
the fragments of the fi#e barley loa#es, and of the fishes. whi!h remained o#er and abo#e unto them
that had eaten. And they that had eaten were about fi#e thousand men, beside women and !hildren. And
straightway Jesus !onstrained his dis!iples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side,
while he sent the multitudes away.
Jesus prays alone
Then those men, when they had seen the mira!le that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that
should !ome into the world. When Jesus therefore per!ei#ed that they would !ome and tae him by
for!e, to mae him a ing, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
Jesus 'al6s on 'ater
And when e#en was now !ome, his dis!iples went down unto the sea, And straightway he !onstrained
his dis!iples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto *ethsaida, while he sent away
the people.
And entered into a ship, and went o#er the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dar, and Jesus was
not !ome to them.
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray0 and when the
e#ening was !ome, he was there alone. And when e#en was !ome, the ship was in the midst of the sea,
and he alone on the land. And in the fourth wat!h of the night Jesus went unto them, waling on the
sea. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the
wind was !ontrary unto them0 and about the fourth wat!h of the night he !ometh unto them, waling
upon the sea, and would ha#e passed by them. So when they had rowed about fi#e and twenty or thirty
furlongs, they see Jesus waling on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship0 and they were afraid.
And when the dis!iples saw him waling on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they
!ried out for fear. "or they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he taled with them, and
saith unto them, *e of good !heer0 it is I; be not afraid.
Peter 'al6s on 'ater then sin6s
And 'eter answered him and said, 2ord, if it be thou, bid me !ome unto thee on the water. And he said,
Come. And when 'eter was !ome down out of the ship, he waled on the water, to go to Jesus. *ut
when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sin, he !ried, saying, 2ord, sa#e me.
And immediately Jesus stret!hed forth his hand, and !aught him, and said unto him, - thou of little
faith, wherefore didst thou doubt5 And when they were !ome into the ship, the wind !eased. Then they
that were in the ship !ame and worshipped him, saying, -f a truth thou art the Son of God. And he went
up unto them into the ship; and the wind !eased0 and they were sore ama+ed in themsel#es beyond
measure, and wondered. "or they !onsidered not the miracle of the loa#es0 for their heart was hardened.
Then they willingly re!ei#ed him into the ship0 and immediately the ship was at the land whither they
went.
&ealings in Gennesaret
And when they had passed o#er, they !ame into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And
when they were !ome out of the ship, straightway they new him, And when the men of that pla!e had
nowledge of him, they sent out into all that !ountry round about, and brought unto him all that were
diseased; And besought him that they might only tou!h the hem of his garment0 and as many as tou!hed
were made perfe!tly whole. And ran through that whole region round about, and began to !arry about
in beds those that were si!, where they heard he was. And whithersoe#er he entered, into #illages, or
!ities, or !ountry, they laid the si! in the streets, and besought him that they might tou!h if it were but
the border of his garment0 and as many as tou!hed him were made whole.
!rea# of )ife #iscourse
The day following, when the people whi!h stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none
other boat there, sa#e that one whereinto his dis!iples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his
dis!iples into the boat, but that his dis!iples were gone away alone; 71owbeit there !ame other boats
from Tiberias nigh unto the pla!e where they did eat bread, after that the 2ord had gi#en thans08 When
the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his dis!iples, they also too shipping, and
!ame to Capernaum, seeing for Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they
said unto him, ,abbi, when !amest thou hither5 Jesus answered them and said, <erily, #erily, I say unto
you, 9e see me, not be!ause ye saw the mira!les, but be!ause ye did eat of the loa#es, and were filled.
2abour not for the meat whi!h perisheth, but for that meat whi!h endureth unto e#erlasting life, whi!h
the Son of man shall gi#e unto you0 for him hath God the "ather sealed. Then said they unto him, What
shall we do, that we might wor the wors of God5 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the
wor of God, that ye belie#e on him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign
shewest thou then, that we may see, and belie#e thee5 what dost thou wor5 -ur fathers did eat manna
in the desert; as it is written, 1e ga#e them bread from hea#en to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, <erily,
#erily, I say unto you, /oses ga#e you not that bread from hea#en; but my "ather gi#eth you the true
bread from hea#en. "or the bread of God is he whi!h !ometh down from hea#en, and gi#eth life unto
the world. Then said they unto him, 2ord, e#ermore gi#e us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am
the bread of life0 he that !ometh to me shall ne#er hunger; and he that belie#eth on me shall ne#er
thirst. *ut I said unto you, That ye also ha#e seen me, and belie#e not. All that the "ather gi#eth me
shall !ome to me; and him that !ometh to me I will in no wise !ast out. "or I !ame down from hea#en,
not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the "ather3s will whi!h hath sent
me, that of all whi!h he hath gi#en me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
And this is the will of him that sent me, that e#ery one whi!h seeth the Son, and belie#eth on him, may
ha#e e#erlasting life0 and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, be!ause
he said, I am the bread whi!h !ame down from hea#en. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of
Joseph, whose father and mother we now5 how is it then that he saith, I !ame down from hea#en5
Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, /urmur not among yoursel#es. )o man !an !ome to me,
e%!ept the "ather whi!h hath sent me draw him0 and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in
the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. $#ery man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned
of the "ather, !ometh unto me. )ot that any man hath seen the "ather, sa#e he whi!h is of God, he hath
seen the "ather. <erily, #erily, I say unto you, 1e that belie#eth on me hath e#erlasting life. I am that
bread of life. 9our fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread whi!h
!ometh down from hea#en, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the li#ing bread whi!h !ame
down from hea#en0 if any man eat of this bread, he shall li#e for e#er0 and the bread that I will gi#e is
my flesh, whi!h I will gi#e for the life of the world. The Jews therefore stro#e among themsel#es,
saying, 1ow !an this man gi#e us his flesh to eat5 Then Jesus said unto them, <erily, #erily, I say unto
you, $%!ept ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drin his blood, ye ha#e no life in you. Whoso
eateth my flesh, and drineth my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. "or my
flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drin indeed. 1e that eateth my flesh, and drineth my blood,
dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the li#ing "ather hath sent me, and I li#e by the "ather0 so he that
eateth me, e#en he shall li#e by me. This is that bread whi!h !ame down from hea#en0 not as your
fathers did eat manna, and are dead0 he that eateth of this bread shall li#e for e#er. These things said he
in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. /any therefore of his dis!iples, when they had heard
this, said, This is an hard saying; who !an hear it5 When Jesus new in himself that his dis!iples
murmured at it, he said unto them, &oth this offend you5 "hat and if ye shall see the Son of man
as!end up where he was before5 It is the spirit that ;ui!eneth; the flesh profiteth nothing0 the words
that I spea unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. *ut there are some of you that belie#e not. "or
Jesus new from the beginning who they were that belie#ed not, and who should betray him. And he
said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man !an !ome unto me, e%!ept it were gi#en unto him of my
"ather. "rom that time many of his dis!iples went ba!, and waled no more with him. Then said Jesus
unto the twel#e, Will ye also go away5 Then Simon 'eter answered him, 2ord, to whom shall we go5
thou hast the words of eternal life. And we belie#e and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the
li#ing God. Jesus answered them, 1a#e not I !hosen you twel#e, and one of you is a de#il5 1e spae of
Judas Is!ariot the son of Simon0 for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twel#e.
After these things Jesus waled in Galilee0 for he would not wal in Jewry, be!ause the Jews sought to
ill him.
Tra#itions of men rebu6e#
Then !ame together unto him the 'harisees, and !ertain of the s!ribes, whi!h !ame from Jerusalem.
And when they saw some of his dis!iples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands,
they found fault. "or the 'harisees, and all the Jews, e%!ept they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding
the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the maret, e%!ept they wash, they eat not. And
many other things there be, whi!h they ha#e re!ei#ed to hold, as the washing of !ups, and pots, brasen
#essels, and of tables. Then !ame to Jesus s!ribes and 'harisees, whi!h were of Jerusalem, saying, Then
the 'harisees and s!ribes ased him, for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. Why wal not
thy dis!iples a!!ording to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands5 1e answered
and said unto them, Well hath $saias prophesied of you hypo!rites, as it is written, This people draweth
nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. *ut in
#ain they do worship me, tea!hing for do!trines the !ommandments of men. "or laying aside the
!ommandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and !ups0 and many other
su!h lie things ye do. *ut he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the
!ommandment of God by your tradition5 And he said unto them, "ull well ye re4e!t the !ommandment
of God, that ye may eep your own tradition. God !ommanded, "or /oses said, 1onour thy father and
thy mother; and, Whoso !urseth father or mother, let him die the death0 *ut ye say, If a man shall say to
his father or mother, !t is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoe#er thou mightest be profited by me;
he shall be free. And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus ha#e ye made the
!ommandment of God of none effe!t by your tradition. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his
father or his mother; /aing the word of God of none effe!t through your tradition, whi!h ye ha#e
deli#ered0 and many su!h lie things do ye. And when he had !alled all the people unto him, he said
unto them, 1earen unto me e#ery one of you, and understand0 )ot that whi!h goeth into the mouth
defileth a man; but that whi!h !ometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. There is nothing from
without a man, that entering into him !an defile him0 but the things whi!h !ome out of him, those are
they that defile the man. If any man ha#e ears to hear, let him hear.
Parable explaine# in private
Then !ame his dis!iples, and said unto him, :nowest thou that the 'harisees were offended, after they
heard this saying5 *ut he answered and said, $#ery plant, whi!h my hea#enly "ather hath not planted,
shall be rooted up. 2et them alone0 they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind,
both shall fall into the dit!h. And when he was entered into the house from the people, his dis!iples
ased him !on!erning the parable. Then answered 'eter and said unto him, &e!lare unto us this
parable. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also5 &o ye not per!ei#e, that
whatsoe#er thing from without entereth into the man, it !annot defile him; *e!ause it entereth not into
his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats5 &o not ye yet
understand, that whatsoe#er entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is !ast out into the
draught5 *ut those things whi!h pro!eed out of the mouth !ome forth from the heart; and they defile
the man. "or from within, out of the heart pro!eed e#il thoughts, murders, adulteries, forni!ations,
thefts, false witness, blasphemies0 Thefts, !o#etousness, wi!edness, de!eit, las!i#iousness, an e#il eye,
blasphemy, pride, foolishness0 All these e#il things !ome from within, These are the things whi!h defile
a man0 but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Gentile 'oman's faith
And from then!e he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and
would ha#e no man now it: but he !ould not be hid. "or a certain woman, whose young daughter had
an un!lean spirit, heard of him, and !ame and fell at his feet0 The woman was a Gree, a Syropheni!ian
by nation; and she besought him that he would !ast forth the de#il out of her daughter. and !ried unto
him, saying, 1a#e mer!y on me, - 2ord, thou Son of &a#id; my daughter is grie#ously #e%ed with a
de#il. *ut he answered her not a word. And his dis!iples !ame and besought him, saying, Send her
away; for she !rieth after us. *ut he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
house of Israel. Then !ame she and worshipped him, saying, 2ord, help me. *ut he answered and said,
It is not meet to tae the !hildren3s bread, and to !ast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, 2ord0 yet the dogs
eat of the !rumbs whi!h fall from their masters3 table. *ut Jesus said unto her, 2et the !hildren first be
filled0 for it is not meet to tae the !hildren3s bread, and to !ast it unto the dogs. And she answered and
said unto him, 9es, 2ord0 yet the dogs under the table eat of the !hildren3s !rumbs. And he said unto
her, "or this saying go thy way; the de#il is gone out of thy daughter. Then Jesus answered and said
unto her, - woman, great is thy faith0 be it unto thee e#en as thou wilt. And her daughter was made
whole from that #ery hour. And when she was !ome to her house, she found the de#il gone out, and her
daughter laid upon the bed.
Jesus heals a #eaf man
And again, departing from the !oasts of Tyre and Sidon, he !ame unto the sea of Galilee, through the
midst of the !oasts of &e!apolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in
his spee!h; and they besee!h him to put his hand upon him. And he too him aside from the multitude,
and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and tou!hed his tongue; And looing up to hea#en, he
sighed, and saith unto him, $phphatha, that is, *e opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and
the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spae plain. And he !harged them that they should tell no
man0 but the more he !harged them, so mu!h the more a great deal they published it; And were beyond
measure astonished, saying, 1e hath done all things well0 he maeth both the deaf to hear, and the
dumb to spea.
Many heale# on a mountain
And Jesus departed from then!e, and !ame nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain,
and sat down there. And great multitudes !ame unto him, ha#ing with them those that were lame, blind,
dumb, maimed, and many others, and !ast them down at Jesus3 feet; and he healed them0 Insomu!h that
the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to spea, the maimed to be whole, the lame to wal,
and the blind to see0 and they glorified the God of Israel.
Jesus fee#s .444
In those days the multitude being #ery great, and ha#ing nothing to eat, Jesus !alled his dis!iples unto
him, and saith unto them, Then Jesus !alled his dis!iples unto him, and said, I ha#e !ompassion on the
multitude, be!ause they !ontinue with me now three days, and ha#e nothing to eat0 And if I send them
away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way0 for di#ers of them !ame from far. And his
dis!iples answered him, "rom when!e !an a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness5
When!e should we ha#e so mu!h bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude5 And Jesus
saith unto them, 1ow many loa#es ha#e ye5 And they said, Se#en, and a few little fishes. And he
!ommanded the people to sit down on the ground0 and he too the se#en loa#es, and ga#e thans, and
brae, and ga#e to his dis!iples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they
had a few small fishes0 and he blessed, and !ommanded to set them also before them. So they did eat,
and were filled0 and they too up of the broen meat that was left se#en basets. And they that did eat
were four thousand men, beside women and !hildren. And he sent away the multitude, and too ship,
and !ame into the !oasts of /agdala.
Pharisees see6 a sign
And straightway he entered into a ship with his dis!iples, and !ame into the parts of &almanutha. The
'harisees also with the Saddu!ees !ame, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign
from hea#en. And the 'harisees !ame forth, and began to ;uestion with him, seeing of him a sign
from hea#en, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation see
after a sign5 #erily I say unto you, There shall no sign be gi#en unto this generation. 1e answered and
said unto them, When it is e#ening, ye say, !t will be fair weather0 for the sy is red. And in the
morning, !t will be foul weather to day0 for the sy is red and lowring. - ye hypo!rites, ye !an dis!ern
the fa!e of the sy; but !an ye not discern the signs of the times5 A wi!ed and adulterous generation
seeeth after a sign; and there shall no sign be gi#en unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.
)eaven of the Pharisees
Then Jesus said unto them, Tae heed and beware of the lea#en of the 'harisees and of the Saddu!ees.
And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. )ow the disciples had
forgotten to tae bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. And he !harged
them, saying, Tae heed, beware of the lea#en of the 'harisees, and of the lea#en of 1erod. And they
reasoned among themsel#es, saying, !t is be!ause we ha#e taen no bread. And they reasoned among
themsel#es, saying, !t is be!ause we ha#e no bread. "hich when Jesus per!ei#ed, he said unto them, -
ye of little faith, why reason ye among yoursel#es, be!ause ye ha#e brought no bread5 And when Jesus
new it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, be!ause ye ha#e no bread5 per!ei#e ye not yet, neither
understand5 ha#e ye your heart yet hardened5 1a#ing eyes, see ye not5 and ha#ing ears, hear ye not5
and do ye not remember5 When I brae the fi#e loa#es among fi#e thousand, how many basets full of
fragments too ye up5 They say unto him, Twel#e. And when the se#en among four thousand, how
many basets full of fragments too ye up5 And they said, Se#en. And he said unto them, 1ow is it that
ye do not understand5 &o ye not yet understand, neither remember the fi#e loa#es of the fi#e thousand,
and how many basets ye too up5 )either the se#en loa#es of the four thousand, and how many
basets ye too up5 1ow is it that ye do not understand that I spae it not to you !on!erning bread, that
ye should beware of the lea#en of the 'harisees and of the Saddu!ees5 Then understood they how that
he bade them not beware of the lea#en of bread, but of the do!trine of the 'harisees and of the
Saddu!ees.
!lin# man cure# in !ethsai#a
And he !ometh to *ethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to tou!h him.
And he too the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes,
and put his hands upon him, he ased him if he saw ought. And he looed up, and said, I see men as
trees, waling. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him loo up0 and he was
restored, and saw e#ery man !learly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, )either go into the
town, nor tell it to any in the town.
Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ
And Jesus went out, and his dis!iples, into the towns of Caesarea 'hilippi0 And it !ame to pass, as he
was alone praying, his dis!iples were with him0 and by the way he ased his dis!iples, saying unto
them, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am5 And they said, Some say that thou art John the
*aptist0 some, $lias; and others, Jeremias, or that one of the old prophets is risen again. 1e said unto
them, *ut whom say ye that I am5 'eter answering said, The Christ of God. And Simon 'eter answered
and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the li#ing God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, *lessed
art thou, Simon *ar4ona0 for flesh and blood hath not re#ealed it unto thee, but my "ather whi!h is in
hea#en. And I say also unto thee, That thou art 'eter, and upon this ro! I will build my !hur!h; and the
gates of hell shall not pre#ail against it. And I will gi#e unto thee the eys of the ingdom of hea#en0
and whatsoe#er thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in hea#en0 and whatsoe#er thou shalt loose on
earth shall be loosed in hea#en. And he straitly !harged them, and !ommanded them to tell no man that
thing; that he was Jesus the Christ.
Jesus rebu6es Peter
And he began to tea!h them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be re4e!ted of the elders,
and of the !hief priests, and s!ribes, and be illed, and after three days rise again. "rom that time forth
began Jesus to shew unto his dis!iples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of
the elders and !hief priests and s!ribes, and be illed, and be raised again the third day. Saying, The
Son of man must suffer many things, and be re4e!ted of the elders and !hief priests and s!ribes, and be
slain, and be raised the third day. Then 'eter too him, and began to rebue him, saying, *e it far from
thee, 2ord0 this shall not be unto thee. *ut when he had turned about and looed on his dis!iples, he
rebued 'eter, and said unto 'eter, Get thee behind me, Satan0 thou art an offen!e unto me0 for thou
sa#ourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. And when he had !alled the people
unto him with his dis!iples also, he said unto them all, If any man will !ome after me, let him deny
himself, and tae up his !ross daily, and follow me. "or whosoe#er will sa#e his life shall lose it; but
whosoe#er shall lose his life for my sae and the gospel3s, the same shall sa#e it. shall find it. "or what
shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul5 "or what is a man
ad#antaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be !ast away5 -r what shall a man gi#e in
e%!hange for his soul5 Whosoe#er therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous
and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall !ome in his own
glory, and in his "ather3s, and of the holy angels. when he !ometh in the glory of his "ather with the
holy angels. and then he shall reward e#ery man a!!ording to his wors. And he said unto them, <erily
I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, whi!h shall not taste of death, till they ha#e
seen the ingdom of God !ome with power. till they see the Son of man !oming in his ingdom.
The Transfiguration
And after si% days Jesus taeth with him 'eter, and James, and John his brother, And after si% days
Jesus taeth with him 'eter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by
themsel#es0 to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his !ountenan!e was altered, And was
transfigured before them0 and his fa!e did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. and
glistering. e%!eeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth !an white them. And, behold, there taled
with him two men, whi!h were /oses and $lias0 Who appeared in glory, and spae of his de!ease
whi!h he should a!!omplish at Jerusalem. *ut 'eter and they that were with him were hea#y with
sleep0 and when they were awae, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it
!ame to pass, as they departed from him, 'eter said unto Jesus, /aster, it is good for us to be here0 and
let us mae three taberna!les; one for thee, and one for /oses, and one for $lias0 not nowing what he
said. "or he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. While he thus spae, there !ame a bright
!loud, and o#ershadowed them0 and they feared as they entered into the !loud. And there !ame a #oi!e
out of the !loud, saying, This is my belo#ed Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when
the dis!iples heard it, they fell on their fa!e, and were sore afraid. And when the #oi!e was past, Jesus
was found alone. And they ept it !lose, and told no man in those days any of those things whi!h they
had seen. And Jesus !ame and tou!hed them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had
lifted up their eyes, when they had looed round about, they saw no man any more, sa#e Jesus only
with themsel#es. And as they !ame down from the mountain, Jesus !harged them, saying, Tell the
#ision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
Eli5ah #iscusse# 'hile #escen#ing
And they ept that saying with themsel#es, ;uestioning one with another what the rising from the dead
should mean. And his dis!iples ased him, saying, Why then say the s!ribes that $lias must first !ome5
And he answered and told them, $lias #erily !ometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written
of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. *ut I say unto you, That $lias
is indeed !ome, $lias is !ome already, and they new him not, but ha#e done unto him whatsoe#er
they listed. as it is written of him. and they new him not, but ha#e done unto him whatsoe#er they
listed. 2iewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the dis!iples understood that he spae
unto them of John the *aptist.
7emon is cast out of boy
And it !ame to pass, that on the ne%t day, when they were !ome down from the hill, mu!h people met
him. And when he !ame to his dis!iples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the s!ribes
;uestioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly ama+ed,
and running to him saluted him. And he ased the s!ribes, What ;uestion ye with them5 And, behold, a
man of the !ompany !ried out, saying, /aster, I besee!h thee, loo upon my son0 for he is mine only
!hild. And one of the multitude answered neeling down to him, and said, /aster, I ha#e brought unto
thee my son, whi!h hath a dumb spirit; 2ord, ha#e mer!y on my son0 for he is lunati!, and sore #e%ed0
for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And, lo, a spirit taeth him, and he suddenly
!rieth out; And wheresoe#er he taeth him, he suddenly !rieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth
again, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away0 and bruising him hardly departeth from him. And I
brought him to thy dis!iples, and I spae to thy dis!iples that they should !ast him out; and they !ould
not. and they !ould not !ure him. Then Jesus answered and said, - faithless and per#erse generation,
how long shall I be with you5 how long shall I suffer you5 bring him hither to me. *ring thy son hither.
And they brought him unto him0 And as he was yet a !oming, the de#il threw him down, and when he
saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he
ased his father, 1ow long is it ago sin!e this !ame unto him5 And he said, -f a !hild. And ofttimes it
hath !ast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him0 but if thou !anst do any thing, ha#e
!ompassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou !anst belie#e, all things are possible to him
that belie#eth. And straightway the father of the !hild !ried out, and said with tears, 2ord, I belie#e;
help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people !ame running together, he rebued the foul
spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I !harge thee, !ome out of him, and enter no more
into him. And the spirit !ried, and rent him sore, and !ame out of him0 and he was as one dead;
insomu!h that many said, 1e is dead. *ut Jesus too him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
and healed the !hild, and deli#ered him again to his father. and the !hild was !ured from that #ery hour.
7isciples as6 about the miracle
Then !ame the dis!iples to Jesus apart, and said, Why !ould not we !ast him out5 And Jesus said unto
them, *e!ause of your unbelief0 for #erily I say unto you, If ye ha#e faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
shall say unto this mountain, ,emo#e hen!e to yonder pla!e; and it shall remo#e; and nothing shall be
impossible unto you. 1owbeit this ind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Jesus #iscusses his #eath
And they were all ama+ed at the mighty power of God. *ut while they wondered e#ery one at all things
whi!h Jesus did, he said unto his dis!iples, 2et these sayings sin down into your ears0 for the Son of
man shall be deli#ered into the hands of men. *ut they understood not this saying, and it was hid from
them, that they per!ei#ed it not0 and they feared to as him of that saying.
And they departed then!e, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should now it.
And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands
of men0 he taught his dis!iples, and said unto them, The Son of man is deli#ered into the hands of men,
and they shall ill him; and after that he is illed, he shall rise the third day. and the third day he shall
be raised again. And they were e%!eeding sorry. *ut they understood not that saying, and were afraid to
as him.
Jesus pays Temple tax 'ith a miracle
And when they were !ome to Capernaum, they that re!ei#ed tribute money !ame to 'eter, and said,
&oth not your master pay tribute5 1e saith, 9es. And when he was !ome into the house, Jesus
pre#ented him, saying, What thinest thou, Simon5 of whom do the ings of the earth tae !ustom or
tribute5 of their own !hildren, or of strangers5
'eter saith unto him, -f strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the !hildren free. )otwithstanding,
lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and !ast an hoo, and tae up the fish that first !ometh
up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a pie!e of money0 that tae, and gi#e unto
them for me and thee.
7isciples argue about 'ho is the greatest
And he !ame to Capernaum0 and being in the house he ased them, What was it that ye disputed among
yoursel#es by the way5 *ut they held their pea!e0 for by the way they had disputed among themsel#es,
who should be the greatest. Who is the greatest in the ingdom of hea#en5 And Jesus, per!ei#ing the
thought of their heart, too a !hild, and set him by him, And he sat down, and !alled the twel#e, and
saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and ser#ant of all. And Jesus
!alled a little !hild unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, <erily I say unto you, $%!ept
ye be !on#erted, and be!ome as little !hildren, ye shall not enter into the ingdom of hea#en. And he
too a !hild, and set him in the midst of them0 and when he had taen him in his arms, he said unto
them, Whosoe#er therefore shall humble himself as this little !hild, the same is greatest in the ingdom
of hea#en. Whosoe#er shall re!ei#e this !hild in my name re!ei#eth me0 And whoso shall re!ei#e one
su!h little !hild in my name re!ei#eth me. and whosoe#er shall re!ei#e me re!ei#eth him that sent me0
for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
John's zeal 'ithout un#erstan#ing
And John answered him, saying, /aster, we saw one !asting out de#ils in thy name, and he followeth
not us0 and we forbad him, be!ause he followeth not us. *ut Jesus said, "orbid him not0 for there is no
man whi!h shall do a mira!le in my name, that !an lightly spea e#il of me. "orbid him not0 for he that
is not against us is for us. "or he that is not against us is on our part. "or whosoe#er shall gi#e you a
!up of water to drin in my name, be!ause ye belong to Christ, #erily I say unto you, he shall not lose
his reward.
%arnings about stumbling bloc6s
And whosoe#er shall offend one of these little ones that belie#e in me, it is better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his ne!, and he were !ast into the sea. drowned in the depth of the sea.
Woe unto the world be!ause of offen!es6 for it must needs be that offen!es !ome; but woe to that man
by whom the offen!e !ometh6 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, !ut them off, and !ast
them from thee0 it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than ha#ing two hands or
two feet to be !ast into e#erlasting fire. to go into hell, into the fire that ne#er shall be ;uen!hed0 Where
their worm dieth not, and the fire is not ;uen!hed. And if thy foot offend thee, !ut it off0 it is better for
thee to enter halt into life, than ha#ing two feet to be !ast into hell, into the fire that ne#er shall be
;uen!hed0 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not ;uen!hed. And if thine eye offend thee, plu!
it out, and !ast it from thee0 it is better for thee to enter into life to enter into the ingdom of God with
one eye, than ha#ing two eyes to be !ast into hell fire0 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not
;uen!hed. "or e#ery one shall be salted with fire, and e#ery sa!rifi!e shall be salted with salt. Salt is
good0 but if the salt ha#e lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it5 1a#e salt in yoursel#es, and
ha#e pea!e one with another. Tae heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you,
That in hea#en their angels do always behold the fa!e of my "ather whi!h is in hea#en. "or the Son of
man is !ome to sa#e that whi!h was lost.
Parable about the lost sheep
1ow thin ye5 if a man ha#e an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not lea#e the
ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeeth that whi!h is gone astray5 And if so be that
he find it, #erily I say unto you, he re4oi!eth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine whi!h went
not astray. $#en so it is not the will of your "ather whi!h is in hea#en, that one of these little ones
should perish.
=nstructions on church #iscipline
/oreo#er if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him
alone0 if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. *ut if he will not hear thee, then tae with thee
one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses e#ery word may be established. And if he
shall negle!t to hear them, tell it unto the !hur!h0 but if he negle!t to hear the !hur!h, let him be unto
thee as an heathen man and a publi!an. <erily I say unto you, Whatsoe#er ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in hea#en0 and whatsoe#er ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in hea#en. Again I say unto
you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as tou!hing any thing that they shall as, it shall be done for
them of my "ather whi!h is in hea#en. "or where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.
Peter's 8uestion about forgiveness
Then !ame 'eter to him, and said, 2ord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgi#e him5 till
se#en times5 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, .ntil se#en times0 but, .ntil se#enty times
se#en. Therefore is the ingdom of hea#en liened unto a !ertain ing, whi!h would tae a!!ount of his
ser#ants. And when he had begun to re!on, one was brought unto him, whi!h owed him ten thousand
talents. *ut forasmu!h as he had not to pay, his lord !ommanded him to be sold, and his wife, and
!hildren, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The ser#ant therefore fell down, and worshipped
him, saying, 2ord, ha#e patien!e with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that ser#ant was
mo#ed with !ompassion, and loosed him, and forga#e him the debt. *ut the same ser#ant went out, and
found one of his fellowser#ants, whi!h owed him an hundred pen!e0 and he laid hands on him, and
too him by the throat, saying, 'ay me that thou owest. And his fellowser#ant fell down at his feet, and
besought him, saying, 1a#e patien!e with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not0 but went and
!ast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowser#ants saw what was done, they
were #ery sorry, and !ame and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had
!alled him, said unto him, - thou wi!ed ser#ant, I forga#e thee all that debt, be!ause thou desiredst
me0 Shouldest not thou also ha#e had !ompassion on thy fellowser#ant, e#en as I had pity on thee5
And his lord was wroth, and deli#ered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto
him. So liewise shall my hea#enly "ather do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgi#e not e#ery
one his brother their trespasses.
9east of !ooths at han#
)ow the Jews3 feast of taberna!les was at hand.
!rothers a#vise Jesus to go to Ju#ea
1is brethren therefore said unto him, &epart hen!e, and go into Judaea, that thy dis!iples also may see
the wors that thou doest. "or there is no man that doeth any thing in se!ret, and he himself seeeth to
be nown openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. "or neither did his brethren belie#e
in him. Then Jesus said unto them, /y time is not yet !ome0 but your time is alway ready. The world
!annot hate you; but me it hateth, be!ause I testify of it, that the wors thereof are e#il. Go ye up unto
this feast0 I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full !ome.
Jesus stays in Galilee
When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
Jesus sets his face to go to Jerusalem
*ut when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in
se!ret. And it !ame to pass, when the time was !ome that he should be re!ei#ed up, he stedfastly set his
fa!e to go to Jerusalem,
Messengers sent to $amaria to prepare 'ay
And sent messengers before his fa!e0 and they went, and entered into a #illage of the Samaritans, to
mae ready for him. And they did not re!ei#e him, be!ause his fa!e was as though he would go to
Jerusalem.
James an# John rebu6e# for attitu#e
And when his dis!iples James and John saw this, they said, 2ord, wilt thou that we !ommand fire to
!ome down from hea#en, and !onsume them, e#en as $lias did5 *ut he turned, and rebued them, and
said, 9e now not what manner of spirit ye are of.,"or the Son of man is not !ome to destroy men3s
li#es, but to sa#e them. And they went to another #illage.
>nfit follo'ers
And a !ertain s!ribe !ame, and said unto him, /aster, I will follow thee whithersoe#er thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, "o%es ha#e holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not
where to lay his head.
And another of his dis!iples said unto him, 2ord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. *ut Jesus
said unto him, "ollow me; 2et the dead bury their dead0 but go thou and prea!h the ingdom of God.
And another also said, 2ord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, whi!h are at home
at my house. And Jesus said unto him, )o man, ha#ing put his hand to the plough, and looing ba!, is
fit for the ingdom of God.
People afrai# to spea6 publicly of Jesus
Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he5 And there was mu!h murmuring among
the people !on!erning him0 for some said, 1e is a good man0 others said, )ay; but he de!ei#eth the
people. 1owbeit no man spae openly of him for fear of the Jews.
Jesus in the temple mi#-feast
)ow about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews mar#elled,
saying, 1ow noweth this man letters, ha#ing ne#er learned5
Jesus says some see6 to 6ill him
Jesus answered them, and said, /y do!trine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his
will, he shall now of the do!trine, whether it be of God, or whether I spea of myself. 1e that
speaeth of himself seeeth his own glory0 but he that seeeth his glory that sent him, the same is true,
and no unrighteousness is in him. &id not /oses gi#e you the law, and yet none of you eepeth the
law5 Why go ye about to ill me5
7efense for healing on $abbath
The people answered and said, Thou hast a de#il0 who goeth about to ill thee5 Jesus answered and said
unto them, I ha#e done one wor, and ye all mar#el. /oses therefore ga#e unto you !ir!um!ision; 7not
be!ause it is of /oses, but of the fathers;8 and ye on the sabbath day !ir!um!ise a man. If a man on the
sabbath day re!ei#e !ir!um!ision, that the law of /oses should not be broen; are ye angry at me,
be!ause I ha#e made a man e#ery whit whole on the sabbath day5 Judge not a!!ording to the
appearan!e, but 4udge righteous 4udgment.
Jesus cries out in the temple
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they see to ill5 *ut, lo, he speaeth
boldly, and they say nothing unto him. &o the rulers now indeed that this is the #ery Christ5 1owbeit
we now this man when!e he is0 but when Christ !ometh, no man noweth when!e he is. Then !ried
Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, 9e both now me, and ye now when!e I am0 and I am not
!ome of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye now not. *ut I now him0 for I am from him,
and he hath sent me. Then they sought to tae him0 but no man laid hands on him, be!ause his hour was
not yet !ome.
Multitu#es amaze# at $igns
And many of the people belie#ed on him, and said, When Christ !ometh, will he do more mira!les than
these whi!h this man hath done5
Pharisees see6 to sieze Jesus
The 'harisees heard that the people murmured su!h things !on!erning him; and the 'harisees and the
!hief priests sent offi!ers to tae him. Then said Jesus unto them, 9et a little while am I with you, and
then I go unto him that sent me.9e shall see me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye
!annot !ome. Then said the Jews among themsel#es, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him5
will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and tea!h the Gentiles5 What manner of saying is
this that he said, 9e shall see me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye !annot !ome5
?ivers of living 'ater
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and !ried, saying, If any man thirst, let him !ome
unto me, and drin. 1e that belie#eth on me, as the s!ripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow ri#ers
of li#ing water. 7*ut this spae he of the Spirit, whi!h they that belie#e on him should re!ei#e0 for the
1oly Ghost was not yet given; be!ause that Jesus was not yet glorified.8
7ivision among the people
/any of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, -f a truth this is the 'rophet. -thers
said, This is the Christ. *ut some said, Shall Christ !ome out of Galilee5 1ath not the s!ripture said,
That Christ !ometh of the seed of &a#id, and out of the town of *ethlehem, where &a#id was5 So there
was a di#ision among the people be!ause of him. And some of them would ha#e taen him; but no man
laid hands on him.
Pharisees 8uestion officers
Then !ame the offi!ers to the !hief priests and 'harisees; and they said unto them, Why ha#e ye not
brought him5 The offi!ers answered, )e#er man spae lie this man. Then answered them the
'harisees, Are ye also de!ei#ed5 1a#e any of the rulers or of the 'harisees belie#ed on him5 *ut this
people who noweth not the law are !ursed.
Ju#gement of (ico#emus
)i!odemus saith unto them, 7he that !ame to Jesus by night, being one of them,8 &oth our law 4udge
any man, before it hear him, and now what he doeth5 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also
of Galilee5 Sear!h, and loo0 for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet. And e#ery man went unto his own
house.
Jesus goes to the Mount of <lives
Jesus went unto the mount of -li#es.
Teaches at temple in the morning
And early in the morning he !ame again into the temple, and all the people !ame unto him; and he sat
down, and taught them.
"#ulterous 'oman brought to Jesus
And the s!ribes and 'harisees brought unto him a woman taen in adultery; and when they had set her
in the midst, They say unto him, /aster, this woman was taen in adultery, in the #ery a!t. )ow /oses
in the law !ommanded us, that su!h should be stoned0 but what sayest thou5 This they said, tempting
him, that they might ha#e to a!!use him. *ut Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the
ground, as though he heard them not. So when they !ontinued asing him, he lifted up himself, and
said unto them, 1e that is without sin among you, let him first !ast a stone at her. And again he stooped
down, and wrote on the ground. And they whi!h heard it, being !on#i!ted by their own !ons!ien!e,
went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last0 and Jesus was left alone, and the
woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said
unto her, Woman, where are those thine a!!users5 hath no man !ondemned thee5 She said, )o man,
2ord. And Jesus said unto her, )either do I !ondemn thee0 go, and sin no more.
)ight of the 'orl#
Then spae Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world0 he that followeth me shall not
wal in darness, but shall ha#e the light of life. The 'harisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest
re!ord of thyself; thy re!ord is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear re!ord of
myself, yet my re!ord is true0 for I now when!e I !ame, and whither I go; but ye !annot tell when!e I
!ome, and whither I go. 9e 4udge after the flesh; I 4udge no man. And yet if I 4udge, my 4udgment is
true0 for I am not alone, but I and the "ather that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the
testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the "ather that sent me beareth
witness of me. Then said they unto him, Where is thy "ather5 Jesus answered, 9e neither now me,
nor my "ather0 if ye had nown me, ye should ha#e nown my "ather also. These words spae Jesus in
the treasury, as he taught in the temple0 and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet !ome.
$ent by the 9ather
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall see me, and shall die in your sins0 whither
I go, ye !annot !ome. Then said the Jews, Will he ill himself5 be!ause he saith, Whither I go, ye
!annot !ome. And he said unto them, 9e are from beneath; I am from abo#e0 ye are of this world; I
am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins0 for if ye belie#e not that I
am he, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they unto him, Who art thou5 And Jesus saith unto them,
$#en the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I ha#e many things to say and to 4udge of you0
but he that sent me is true; and I spea to the world those things whi!h I ha#e heard of him. They
understood not that he spae to them of the "ather. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye ha#e lifted up
the Son of man, then shall ye now that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my "ather hath
taught me, I spea these things. And he that sent me is with me0 the "ather hath not left me alone; for I
do always those things that please him. As he spae these words, many belie#ed on him.
Temple #ebate about father "braham
Then said Jesus to those Jews whi!h belie#ed on him, If ye !ontinue in my word, then are ye my
dis!iples indeed; And ye shall now the truth, and the truth shall mae you free. They answered him,
We be Abraham3s seed, and were ne#er in bondage to any man0 how sayest thou, 9e shall be made free5
Jesus answered them, <erily, #erily, I say unto you, Whosoe#er !ommitteth sin is the ser#ant of sin.
And the ser#ant abideth not in the house for e#er0 but the Son abideth e#er. If the Son therefore shall
mae you free, ye shall be free indeed. I now that ye are Abraham3s seed; but ye see to ill me,
be!ause my word hath no pla!e in you. I spea that whi!h I ha#e seen with my "ather0 and ye do that
whi!h ye ha#e seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus
saith unto them, If ye were Abraham3s !hildren, ye would do the wors of Abraham. *ut now ye see to
ill me, a man that hath told you the truth, whi!h I ha#e heard of God0 this did not Abraham. 9e do the
deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of forni!ation; we ha#e one "ather, even
God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your "ather, ye would lo#e me0 for I pro!eeded forth and !ame
from God; neither !ame I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my spee!h5 even
be!ause ye !annot hear my word. 9e are of your father the de#il, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
1e was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, be!ause there is no truth in him.
When he speaeth a lie, he speaeth of his own0 for he is a liar, and the father of it. And be!ause I tell
you the truth, ye belie#e me not. Whi!h of you !on#in!eth me of sin5 And if I say the truth, why do ye
not belie#e me5 1e that is of God heareth God3s words0 ye therefore hear them not, be!ause ye are not
of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast
a de#il5 Jesus answered, I ha#e not a de#il; but I honour my "ather, and ye do dishonour me. And I
see not mine own glory0 there is one that seeeth and 4udgeth. <erily, #erily, I say unto you, If a man
eep my saying, he shall ne#er see death. Then said the Jews unto him, )ow we now that thou hast a
de#il. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man eep my saying, he shall ne#er taste
of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, whi!h is dead5 and the prophets are dead0 whom
maest thou thyself5 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing0 it is my "ather that
honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God0 9et ye ha#e not nown him; but I now him0 and if
I should say, I now him not, I shall be a liar lie unto you0 but I now him, and eep his saying. 9our
father Abraham re4oi!ed to see my day0 and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou
art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham5 Jesus said unto them, <erily, #erily, I say unto
you, *efore Abraham was, I am. Then too they up stones to !ast at him0 but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
Jesus heals a man born blin#
And as esus passed by, he saw a man whi!h was blind from his birth. And his dis!iples ased him,
saying, /aster, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind5 Jesus answered, )either
hath this man sinned, nor his parents0 but that the wors of God should be made manifest in him. I must
wor the wors of him that sent me, while it is day0 the night !ometh, when no man !an wor. As long
as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoen, he spat on the ground, and
made !lay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the !lay, And said unto him,
Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, 7whi!h is by interpretation, Sent.8 1e went his way therefore, and
washed, and !ame seeing.
(eighbors 8uestion the former blin# man
The neighbours therefore, and they whi!h before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he
that sat and begged5 Some said, This is he0 others said, 1e is lie him0 but he said, I am he. Therefore
said they unto him, 1ow were thine eyes opened5 1e answered and said, A man that is !alled Jesus
made !lay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash0 and I went
and washed, and I re!ei#ed sight. Then said they unto him, Where is he5 1e said, I now not.
Pharisees 8uestion man's parents
They brought to the 'harisees him that aforetime was blind. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus
made the !lay, and opened his eyes. Then again the 'harisees also ased him how he had re!ei#ed his
sight. 1e said unto them, 1e put !lay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. Therefore said some
of the 'harisees, This man is not of God, be!ause he eepeth not the sabbath day. -thers said, 1ow !an
a man that is a sinner do su!h mira!les5 And there was a di#ision among them. They say unto the blind
man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes5 1e said, 1e is a prophet. *ut the
Jews did not belie#e !on!erning him, that he had been blind, and re!ei#ed his sight, until they !alled
the parents of him that had re!ei#ed his sight. And they ased them, saying, Is this your son, who ye
say was born blind5 how then doth he now see5 1is parents answered them and said, We now that this
is our son, and that he was born blind0 *ut by what means he now seeth, we now not; or who hath
opened his eyes, we now not0 he is of age; as him0 he shall spea for himself. These words spae his
parents, be!ause they feared the Jews0 for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did !onfess that
he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, 1e is of age; as him.
Then again !alled they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Gi#e God the praise0 we now that
this man is a sinner. 1e answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I now not0 one thing I now,
that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, What did he to thee5 how opened he
thine eyes5 1e answered them, I ha#e told you already, and ye did not hear0 wherefore would ye
hear it again5 will ye also be his dis!iples5 Then they re#iled him, and said, Thou art his dis!iple; but
we are /oses3 dis!iples. We now that God spae unto /oses0 as for this fellow, we now not from
when!e he is. The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a mar#ellous thing, that ye now
not from when!e he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. )ow we now that God heareth not sinners0
but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. Sin!e the world began was
it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he
!ould do nothing. They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou
tea!h us5 And they !ast him out.
Jesus fin#s the man
Jesus heard that they had !ast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, &ost thou belie#e
on the Son of God5 1e answered and said, Who is he, 2ord, that I might belie#e on him5 And Jesus
said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that taleth with thee. And he said, 2ord, I belie#e.
And he worshipped him. And Jesus said, "or 4udgment I am !ome into this world, that they whi!h see
not might see; and that they whi!h see might be made blind.
Pharisees as6 if they are blin#
And some of the 'harisees whi!h were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind
also5 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should ha#e no sin0 but now ye say, We see;
therefore your sin remaineth. <erily, #erily, I say unto you, 1e that entereth not by the door into the
sheepfold, but !limbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. *ut he that entereth in by
the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his #oi!e0 and he
!alleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he
goeth before them, and the sheep follow him0 for they now his #oi!e. And a stranger will they not
follow, but will flee from him0 for they now not the #oi!e of strangers. This parable spae Jesus unto
them0 but they understood not what things they were whi!h he spae unto them.
Jesus explains he is the Goo# $hepher#
Then said Jesus unto them again, <erily, #erily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that e#er
!ame before me are thie#es and robbers0 but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door0 by me if any
man enter in, he shall be sa#ed, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief !ometh not, but for
to steal, and to ill, and to destroy0 I am !ome that they might ha#e life, and that they might ha#e it
more abundantly. I am the good shepherd0 the good shepherd gi#eth his life for the sheep. *ut he that is
an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf !oming, and lea#eth the
sheep, and fleeth0 and the wolf !at!heth them, and s!attereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, be!ause he
is an hireling, and !areth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and now my sheep, and am nown
of mine. As the "ather noweth me, e#en so now I the "ather0 and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I ha#e, whi!h are not of this fold0 them also I must bring, and they shall hear my
#oi!e; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my "ather lo#e me, be!ause I lay
down my life, that I might tae it again.)o man taeth it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I ha#e
power to lay it down, and I ha#e power to tae it again. This !ommandment ha#e I re!ei#ed of my
"ather.
7ivision among the Je's
There was a di#ision therefore again among the Jews for these sayings. And many of them said, 1e
hath a de#il, and is mad; why hear ye him5 -thers said, These are not the words of him that hath a
de#il. Can a de#il open the eyes of the blind5
$eventy sent out
After these things the 2ord appointed other se#enty also, and sent them two and two before his fa!e
into e#ery !ity and pla!e, whither he himself would !ome. Therefore said he unto them, The har#est
truly is great, but the labourers are few0 pray ye therefore the 2ord of the har#est, that he would send
forth labourers into his har#est. Go your ways0 behold, I send you forth as lambs among wol#es. Carry
neither purse, nor s!rip, nor shoes0 and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoe#er house ye enter,
first say, 'ea!e be to this house. And if the son of pea!e be there, your pea!e shall rest upon it0 if not, it
shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drining su!h things as they gi#e0 for
the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoe#er !ity ye enter, and
they re!ei#e you, eat su!h things as are set before you0 And heal the si! that are therein, and say unto
them, The ingdom of God is !ome nigh unto you. *ut into whatsoe#er !ity ye enter, and they re!ei#e
you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, $#en the #ery dust of your !ity, whi!h
!lea#eth on us, we do wipe off against you0 notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the ingdom of God
is !ome nigh unto you. *ut I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than
for that !ity.
Jesus rebu6es * cities
Then began he to upbraid the !ities wherein most of his mighty wors were done, be!ause they
repented not0 Woe unto thee, Chora+in6 woe unto thee, *ethsaida6 for if the mighty wors, whi!h
were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would ha#e repented long ago sitting in
sa!!loth and ashes. *ut I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of
4udgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, whi!h art e%alted unto hea#en, shalt be thrust down to
hell. for if the mighty wors, whi!h ha#e been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would ha#e
remained until this day. *ut I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the
day of 4udgment, than for thee. 1e that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me;
and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
$eventy return
And the se#enty returned again with 4oy, saying, 2ord, e#en the de#ils are sub4e!t unto us through thy
name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from hea#en. *ehold, I gi#e unto you
power to tread on serpents and s!orpions, and o#er all the power of the enemy0 and nothing shall by
any means hurt you. )otwithstanding in this re4oi!e not, that the spirits are sub4e!t unto you; but rather
re4oi!e, be!ause your names are written in hea#en.
Jesus re5oices
In that hour Jesus re4oi!ed in spirit, and said, I than thee, - "ather, 2ord of hea#en and earth, that thou
hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast re#ealed them unto babes0 e#en so, "ather; for
so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are deli#ered to me of my "ather0 and no man noweth who
the Son is, but the "ather; and who the "ather is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will re#eal him.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are hea#y laden, and I will gi#e you rest. Tae my yoe upon you,
and learn of me; for I am mee and lowly in heart0 and ye shall find rest unto your souls. "or my yoe
is easy, and my burden is light.
Jesus privately blesses the ,-
And he turned him unto his dis!iples, and said pri#ately, *lessed are the eyes whi!h see the things that
ye see0 "or I tell you, that many prophets and ings ha#e desired to see those things whi!h ye see, and
ha#e not seen them; and to hear those things whi!h ye hear, and ha#e not heard them.
)a'yer tests Jesus
And, behold, a !ertain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, /aster, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life5 1e said unto him, What is written in the law5 how readest thou5 And he answering said,
Thou shalt lo#e the 2ord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and
with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right0 this
do, and thou shalt li#e. *ut he, willing to 4ustify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour5
Parable of the Goo# $amaritan
And Jesus answering said, A !ertain man went down from Jerusalem to Jeri!ho, and fell among thie#es,
whi!h stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, lea#ing him half dead. And by
!han!e there !ame down a !ertain priest that way0 and when he saw him, he passed by on the other
side. And liewise a 2e#ite, when he was at the pla!e, !ame and looed on him, and passed by on the
other side. *ut a !ertain Samaritan, as he 4ourneyed, !ame where he was0 and when he saw him, he had
!ompassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him
on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and too !are of him. And on the morrow when he
departed, he too out two pen!e, and ga#e them to the host, and said unto him, Tae !are of him; and
whatsoe#er thou spendest more, when I !ome again, I will repay thee. Whi!h now of these three,
thinest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thie#es5 And he said, 1e that shewed mer!y
on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou liewise.
Martha prepares 'hil# Mary listens
)ow it !ame to pass, as they went, that he entered into a !ertain #illage0 and a !ertain woman named
/artha re!ei#ed him into her house. And she had a sister !alled /ary, whi!h also sat at Jesus3 feet, and
heard his word. *ut /artha was !umbered about mu!h ser#ing, and !ame to him, and said, 2ord, dost
thou not !are that my sister hath left me to ser#e alone5 bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus
answered and said unto her, /artha, /artha, thou art !areful and troubled about many things0 *ut one
thing is needful0 and /ary hath !hosen that good part, whi!h shall not be taen away from her.
Jesus teaches the #isciples ho' to pray
And it !ame to pass, that, as he was praying in a !ertain pla!e, when he !eased, one of his dis!iples said
unto him, 2ord, tea!h us to pray, as John also taught his dis!iples. And he said unto them, When ye
pray, say, -ur "ather whi!h art in hea#en, 1allowed be thy name. Thy ingdom !ome. Thy will be
done, as in hea#en, so in earth. Gi#e us day by day our daily bread. And forgi#e us our sins; for we also
forgi#e e#ery one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deli#er us from e#il.
And he said unto them, Whi!h of you shall ha#e a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say
unto him, "riend, lend me three loa#es; "or a friend of mine in his 4ourney is !ome to me, and I ha#e
nothing to set before him5 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not0 the door is now
shut, and my !hildren are with me in bed; I !annot rise and gi#e thee. I say unto you, Though he will
not rise and gi#e him, be!ause he is his friend, yet be!ause of his importunity he will rise and gi#e him
as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, As, and it shall be gi#en you; see, and ye shall find;
no!, and it shall be opened unto you. "or e#ery one that aseth re!ei#eth; and he that seeeth findeth;
and to him that no!eth it shall be opened. If a son shall as bread of any of you that is a father, will
he gi#e him a stone5 or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish gi#e him a serpent5 -r if he shall as an egg,
will he offer him a s!orpion5 If ye then, being e#il, now how to gi#e good gifts unto your !hildren0
how mu!h more shall your hea#enly "ather gi#e the 1oly Spirit to them that as him5
!lasphemy an# teachings on #emons
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a de#il, blind, and dumb0 when the de#il was gone out,
and he healed him, insomu!h that the blind and dumb both spae and saw. and the people wondered.
And all the people were ama+ed, and said, Is not this the son of &a#id5 *ut some of them said, 1e
!asteth out de#ils through *eel+ebub the !hief of the de#ils.
" 6ing#om #ivi#e# cannot stan#
And when the s!ribes whi!h !ame down from Jerusalem said, 1e hath *eel+ebub, *ut the 'harisees
heard it, they said, This fellow doth not !ast out de#ils, but by *eel+ebub the prin!e of the de#ils. *ut
he, nowing their thoughts, !alled them unto him, and said unto them in parables, 1ow !an Satan !ast
out Satan5 And if a ingdom be di#ided against itself, that ingdom !annot stand. And if a house be
di#ided against itself, that house !annot stand. And Jesus new their thoughts, and said unto them,
$#ery ingdom di#ided against itself is brought to desolation; and e#ery !ity or house di#ided against
itself shall not stand0 and a house divided against a house falleth. And if Satan rise up against himself,
and be di#ided, he !annot stand, but hath an end. be!ause ye say that I !ast out de#ils through
*eel+ebub. And if I by *eel+ebub !ast out de#ils, by whom do your sons !ast them out5 by whom do
your !hildren !ast them out5 therefore they shall be your 4udges. *ut if I with the finger of God !ast out
de#ils, no doubt the ingdom of God is !ome upon you. When a strong man armed eepeth his pala!e,
his goods are in pea!e0 *ut when a stronger than he shall !ome upon him, and o#er!ome him, he taeth
from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and di#ideth his spoils. *ut if I !ast out de#ils by the Spirit
of God, then the ingdom of God is !ome unto you. -r else how !an one enter into a strong man3s
house, and spoil his goods, e%!ept he first bind the strong man5 and then he will spoil his house. 1e
that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me s!attereth abroad. When the
un!lean spirit is gone out of a man, he waleth through dry pla!es, seeing rest; and finding none, he
saith, I will return unto my house when!e I !ame out. And when he !ometh, he findeth it swept and
garnished. Then goeth he, and taeth to him se#en other spirits more wi!ed than himself; and they
enter in, and dwell there0 and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
*lasphemy towards the 1oly Ghost
<erily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgi#en unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith
soe#er they shall blaspheme0 *ut he that shall blaspheme against the 1oly Ghost hath ne#er
forgi#eness, but is in danger of eternal damnation0 *e!ause they said, 1e hath an un!lean spirit.
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgi#en unto men0 but the
blasphemy against the #oly Ghost shall not be forgi#en unto men. And whosoe#er speaeth a word
against the Son of man, it shall be forgi#en him0 but whosoe#er speaeth against the 1oly Ghost, it
shall not be forgi#en him, neither in this world, neither in the world to !ome. $ither mae the tree good,
and his fruit good; or else mae the tree !orrupt, and his fruit !orrupt0 for the tree is nown by his fruit.
- generation of #ipers, how !an ye, being e#il, spea good things5 for out of the abundan!e of the heart
the mouth speaeth. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things0 and an
e#il man out of the e#il treasure bringeth forth e#il things. *ut I say unto you, That e#ery idle word that
men shall spea, they shall gi#e a!!ount thereof in the day of 4udgment. "or by thy words thou shalt be
4ustified, and by thy words thou shalt be !ondemned.
!lesse# are those 'ho #o the 'ill of Go#
And it !ame to pass, as he spae these things, a !ertain woman of the !ompany lifted up her #oi!e, and
said unto him, *lessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps whi!h thou hast su!ed. *ut he said,
9ea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and eep it.
$ign of Jonah
Then !ertain of the s!ribes and of the 'harisees answered, saying, /aster, we would see a sign from
thee. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from hea#en. And when the people were gathered
thi! together, he began to say, This is an e#il generation *ut he answered and said unto them, An e#il
and adulterous generation seeeth after a sign; and there shall no sign be gi#en to it, but the sign of the
prophet Jonas0 "or as Jonas was a sign unto the )ine#ites, so shall also the Son of man be to this
generation. "or as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale3s belly; so shall the Son of man
be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of )ine#eh shall rise in 4udgment with
this generation, and shall !ondemn it0 be!ause they repented at the prea!hing of Jonas; and, behold, a
greater than Jonas is here. The ;ueen of the south shall rise up in the 4udgment with the men of this
generation, and !ondemn them0 for she !ame from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The lamp of the bo#y
)o man, when he hath lighted a !andle, putteth it in a se!ret pla!e, neither under a bushel, but on a
!andlesti!, that they whi!h !ome in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye0 therefore when
thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is e#il, thy body also is full
of darness. Tae heed therefore that the light whi!h is in thee be not darness. If thy whole body
therefore be full of light, ha#ing no part dar, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining
of a !andle doth gi#e thee light.
When un!lean spirits lea#e
When the un!lean spirit is gone out of a man, he waleth through dry pla!es, seeing rest, and findeth
none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from when!e I !ame out; and when he is !ome, he
findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taeth with himself se#en other spirits more
wi!ed than himself, and they enter in and dwell there0 and the last state of that man is worse than the
first. $#en so shall it be also unto this wi!ed generation.
Jesus #oes not 'ash his han#s
And as he spae, a !ertain 'harisee besought him to dine with him0 and he went in, and sat down to
meat. And when the 'harisee saw it, he mar#elled that he had not first washed before
dinner.
Jesus pronounces 'oes on the Pharisees
And the 2ord said unto him, )ow do ye 'harisees mae !lean the outside of the !up and the platter; but
your inward part is full of ra#ening and wi!edness. $e fools, did not he that made that whi!h is
without mae that whi!h is within also5 *ut rather gi#e alms of su!h things as ye ha#e; and, behold, all
things are !lean unto you. *ut woe unto you, 'harisees6 for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of
herbs, and pass o#er 4udgment and the lo#e of God0 these ought ye to ha#e done, and not to lea#e the
other undone. Woe unto you, 'harisees6 for ye lo#e the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and
greetings in the marets. Woe unto you, s!ribes and 'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye are as gra#es whi!h
appear not, and the men that wal o#er them are not aware of them.
Jesus pronounces 'oes on the )a'yers
Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, /aster, thus saying thou reproa!hest us also.
And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers6 for ye lade men with burdens grie#ous to be borne, and ye
yoursel#es tou!h not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you6 for ye build the sepul!hres of
the prophets, and your fathers illed them. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your
fathers0 for they indeed illed them, and ye build their sepul!hres. Therefore also said the wisdom of
God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and perse!ute0 That the
blood of all the prophets, whi!h was shed from the foundation of the world, may be re;uired of this
generation; "rom the blood of Abel unto the blood of (a!harias, whi!h perished between the altar and
the temple0 #erily I say unto you, It shall be re;uired of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers6 for ye
ha#e taen away the ey of nowledge0 ye entered not in yoursel#es, and them that were entering in ye
hindered.
Jesus leaves an# they plot against him@
And as he said these things unto them, the s!ribes and the 'harisees began to urge him #ehemently, and
to pro#oe him to spea of many things0 2aying wait for him, and seeing to !at!h something out of his
mouth, that they might a!!use him.
Jesus teaches a great cro'#
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomu!h
that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his dis!iples first of all, *eware ye of the lea#en
of the 'harisees, whi!h is hypo!risy. "or there is nothing !o#ered, that shall not be re#ealed; neither
hid, that shall not be nown. Therefore whatsoe#er ye ha#e spoen in darness shall be heard in the
light; and that whi!h ye ha#e spoen in the ear in !losets shall be pro!laimed upon the housetops.
And I say unto you my friends, *e not afraid of them that ill the body, and after that ha#e no more that
they !an do. *ut I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear0 "ear him, whi!h after he hath illed hath
power to !ast into hell; yea, I say unto you, "ear him. Are not fi#e sparrows sold for two farthings, and
not one of them is forgotten before God5 *ut e#en the #ery hairs of your head are all numbered. "ear
not therefore0 ye are of more #alue than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoe#er shall !onfess
me before men, him shall the Son of man also !onfess before the angels of God0 *ut he that denieth
me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoe#er shall spea a word against the
Son of man, it shall be forgi#en him0 but unto him that blasphemeth against the 1oly Ghost it shall not
be forgi#en. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, tae ye
no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say0 "or the 1oly Ghost shall tea!h you
in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Jesus 'arns against gree#
And one of the !ompany said unto him, /aster, spea to my brother, that he di#ide the inheritan!e with
me. And he said unto him, /an, who made me a 4udge or a di#ider o#er you5 And he said unto them,
Tae heed, and beware of !o#etousness0 for a man3s life !onsisteth not in the abundan!e of the things
whi!h he possesseth.
Parables about being rea#y
And he spae a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a !ertain ri!h man brought forth plentifully0
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, be!ause I ha#e no room where to bestow my
fruits5 And he said, This will I do0 I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow
all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast mu!h goods laid up for many
years; tae thine ease, eat, drin, and be merry. *ut God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul
shall be re;uired of thee0 then whose shall those things be, whi!h thou hast pro#ided5 So is he that
layeth up treasure for himself, and is not ri!h toward God. And he said unto his dis!iples, Therefore I
say unto you, Tae no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ra#ens0 for they neither
sow nor reap; whi!h neither ha#e storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them0 how mu!h more are ye
better than the fowls5 And whi!h of you with taing thought !an add to his stature one !ubit5 If ye then
be not able to do that thing whi!h is least, why tae ye thought for the rest5 Consider the lilies how they
grow0 they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed
lie one of these. If then God so !lothe the grass, whi!h is to day in the field, and to morrow is !ast into
the o#en; how mu!h more will he clothe you, - ye of little faith5 And see not ye what ye shall eat, or
what ye shall drin, neither be ye of doubtful mind. "or all these things do the nations of the world see
after0 and your "ather noweth that ye ha#e need of these things. *ut rather see ye the ingdom of
God; and all these things shall be added unto you. "ear not, little flo!; for it is your "ather3s good
pleasure to gi#e you the ingdom. Sell that ye ha#e, and gi#e alms; pro#ide yoursel#es bags whi!h wa%
not old, a treasure in the hea#ens that faileth not, where no thief approa!heth, neither moth !orrupteth.
"or where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 2et your loins be girded about, and your lights
burning; And ye yoursel#es lie unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the
wedding; that when he !ometh and no!eth, they may open unto him immediately. *lessed are those
ser#ants, whom the lord when he !ometh shall find wat!hing0 #erily I say unto you, that he shall gird
himself, and mae them to sit down to meat, and will !ome forth and ser#e them. And if he shall !ome
in the se!ond wat!h, or !ome in the third wat!h, and find them so, blessed are those ser#ants. And this
now, that if the goodman of the house had nown what hour the thief would !ome, he would ha#e
wat!hed, and not ha#e suffered his house to be broen through. *e ye therefore ready also0 for the Son
of man !ometh at an hour when ye thin not.
Peter's 8uestion
Then 'eter said unto him, 2ord, speaest thou this parable unto us, or e#en to all5 And the 2ord said,
Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall mae ruler o#er his household, to gi#e
them their portion of meat in due season5 *lessed is that ser#ant, whom his lord when he !ometh shall
find so doing. -f a truth I say unto you, that he will mae him ruler o#er all that he hath. *ut and if that
ser#ant say in his heart, /y lord delayeth his !oming; and shall begin to beat the menser#ants and
maidens, and to eat and drin, and to be drunen; The lord of that ser#ant will !ome in a day when he
looeth not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will !ut him in sunder, and will appoint
him his portion with the unbelie#ers. And that ser#ant, whi!h new his lord3s will, and prepared not
himself, neither did a!!ording to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. *ut he that new not, and
did !ommit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. "or unto whomsoe#er mu!h is
gi#en, of him shall be mu!h re;uired0 and to whom men ha#e !ommitted mu!h, of him they will as
the more. I am !ome to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already indled5 *ut I ha#e a
baptism to be bapti+ed with; and how am I straitened till it be a!!omplished6 Suppose ye that I am
!ome to gi#e pea!e on earth5 I tell you, )ay; but rather di#ision0 "or from hen!eforth there shall be fi#e
in one house di#ided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be di#ided against the
son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the
mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in
law. And he said also to the people, When ye see a !loud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There
!ometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it
!ometh to pass. $e hypo!rites, ye !an dis!ern the fa!e of the sy and of the earth; but how is it that ye
do not dis!ern this time5 9ea, and why e#en of yoursel#es 4udge ye not what is right5 When thou goest
with thine ad#ersary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, gi#e diligen!e that thou mayest be
deli#ered from him; lest he hale thee to the 4udge, and the 4udge deli#er thee to the offi!er, and the
offi!er !ast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart then!e, till thou hast paid the #ery last
mite.
9ate of Galileans reporte# to Jesus
There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood 'ilate had mingled
with their sa!rifi!es. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were
sinners abo#e all the Galilaeans, be!ause they suffered su!h things5 I tell you, )ay0 but, e%!ept ye
repent, ye shall all liewise perish. -r those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew
them, thin ye that they were sinners abo#e all men that dwelt in Jerusalem5 I tell you, )ay0 but, e%!ept
ye repent, ye shall all liewise perish.
Parable of the fig tree
1e spae also this parable; A !ertain man had a fig tree planted in his #ineyard; and he !ame and
sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his #ineyard, *ehold, these three
years I !ome seeing fruit on this fig tree, and find none0 !ut it down; why !umbereth it the ground5
And he answering said unto him, 2ord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt !ut it down.
%oman heale# on the $abbath
And he was tea!hing in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman whi!h
had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and !ould in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he !alled her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine
infirmity. And he laid his hands on her0 and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
$ynagogue official opposes Jesus
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, be!ause that Jesus had healed on the
sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are si% days in whi!h men ought to wor0 in them
therefore !ome and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The 2ord then answered him, and said, Thou
hypo!rite, doth not ea!h one of you on the sabbath loose his o% or his ass from the stall, and lead him
away to watering5 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound,
lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day5 And when he had said these
things, all his ad#ersaries were ashamed0 and all the people re4oi!ed for all the glorious things that were
done by him.
Parables of mustar# see# an# leaven
And he said, Whereunto shall we lien the ingdom of God5 or with what !omparison shall we
!ompare it5 It is lie a grain of mustard seed, whi!h a man too, and !ast into his garden; and it grew,
and wa%ed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the bran!hes of it. Whi!h indeed is the least of
all seeds0 that be in the earth0 but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and be!ometh a tree,
and shooteth out great bran!hes; so that the fowls of the air !ome and lodge in the bran!hes thereof.
under the shadow of it.
'arable of woman3s lea#en
And again he said, Whereunto shall I lien the ingdom of God5 Another parable spae he unto them;
The ingdom of hea#en is lie unto lea#en, whi!h a woman too, and hid in three measures of meal, till
the whole was lea#ened.
'arable of the enemy sowing while men slept
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The ingdom of hea#en is liened unto a man whi!h
sowed good seed in his field0 *ut while men slept, his enemy !ame and sowed tares among the wheat,
and went his way. *ut when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares
also. So the ser#ants of the householder !ame and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in
thy field5 from when!e then hath it tares5 1e said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The ser#ants
said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up5 *ut he said, )ay; lest while ye gather up
the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 2et both grow together until the har#est0 and in the time
of har#est I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn
them0 but gather the wheat into my barn.
'arable of the enemy sowing while men slept e%plained
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house0 and his dis!iples !ame unto him, saying,
&e!lare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 1e answered and said unto them, 1e that soweth
the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the !hildren of the ingdom;
but the tares are the !hildren of the wi!ed one; The enemy that sowed them is the de#il; the har#est is
the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in
the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they
shall gather out of his ingdom all things that offend, and them whi!h do ini;uity; And shall !ast them
into a furna!e of fire0 there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth
as the sun in the ingdom of their "ather. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Series of short parables
Again, the ingdom of hea#en is lie unto treasure hid in a field; the whi!h when a man hath found, he
hideth, and for 4oy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the ingdom
of hea#en is lie unto a mer!hant man, seeing goodly pearls0 Who, when he had found one pearl of
great pri!e, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Again, the ingdom of hea#en is lie unto a
net, that was !ast into the sea, and gathered of e#ery ind0 Whi!h, when it was full, they drew to shore,
and sat down, and gathered the good into #essels, but !ast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the
world0 the angels shall !ome forth, and se#er the wi!ed from among the 4ust, And shall !ast them into
the furna!e of fire0 there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, 1a#e ye
understood all these things5 They say unto him, 9ea, 2ord. Then said he unto them, Therefore e#ery
s!ribe which is instru!ted unto the ingdom of hea#en is lie unto a man that is an householder, whi!h
bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old. All these things spae Jesus unto the multitude in
parables; and without a parable spae he not unto them0 That it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen by
the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things whi!h ha#e been ept se!ret
from the foundation of the world. And with many su!h parables spae he the word unto them, as they
were able to hear it. *ut without a parable spae he not unto them0 and when they were alone, he
e%pounded all things to his dis!iples.
9east of 7e#ication in the temple
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedi!ation, and it was winter. And Jesus waled in the temple
in Solomon3s por!h.
Je's confront Christ
Then !ame the Jews round about him, and said unto him, 1ow long dost thou mae us to doubt5 If thou
be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye belie#ed not0 the wors that I do
in my "ather3s name, they bear witness of me. *ut ye belie#e not, be!ause ye are not of my sheep, as I
said unto you. /y sheep hear my #oi!e, and I now them, and they follow me0 And I gi#e unto them
eternal life; and they shall ne#er perish, neither shall any man plu! them out of my hand. /y "ather,
whi!h ga#e them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to plu! them out of my "ather3s hand. I
and my "ather are one. Then the Jews too up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, /any
good wors ha#e I shewed you from my "ather; for whi!h of those wors do ye stone me5 The Jews
answered him, saying, "or a good wor we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and be!ause that thou,
being a man, maest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, 9e are
gods5 If he !alled them gods, unto whom the word of God !ame, and the s!ripture !annot be broen;
Say ye of him, whom the "ather hath san!tified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; be!ause I
said, I am the Son of God5 If I do not the wors of my "ather, belie#e me not. *ut if I do, though ye
belie#e not me, belie#e the wors0 that ye may now, and belie#e, that the "ather is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to tae him0 but he es!aped out of their hand,
Jesus goes to "enon near $alim
And went away again beyond Jordan into the pla!e where John at first bapti+ed; and there he abode.
And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no mira!le0 but all things that John spae of this man
were true. And many belie#ed on him there.
Jesus travels to'ar# Jerusalem
And he went through the !ities and #illages, tea!hing, and 4ourneying toward Jerusalem.
&o' many 'ill be save#A
Then said one unto him, 2ord, are there few that be sa#ed5 And he said unto them, Stri#e to enter in at
the strait gate0 for many, I say unto you, will see to enter in, and shall not be able. When on!e the
master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to no! at
the door, saying, 2ord, 2ord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I now you not
when!e ye are0 Then shall ye begin to say, We ha#e eaten and drun in thy presen!e, and thou hast
taught in our streets. *ut he shall say, I tell you, I now you not when!e ye are; depart from me, all ye
worers of ini;uity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and
Isaa!, and Ja!ob, and all the prophets, in the ingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they
shall !ome from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down
in the ingdom of God.And, behold, there are last whi!h shall be first, and there are first whi!h shall be
last.
Pharisees 'arn Jesus about &ero#
The same day there !ame !ertain of the 'harisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hen!e0 for
1erod will ill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fo%, *ehold, I !ast out de#ils, and I do
!ures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfe!ted. )e#ertheless I must wal to day, and
to morrow, and the day following0 for it !annot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. - Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, whi!h illest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I ha#e
gathered thy !hildren together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not6
*ehold, your house is left unto you desolate0 and #erily I say unto you, 9e shall not see me, until the
time !ome when ye shall say, *lessed is he that !ometh in the name of the 2ord.
=n a Pharisee's house on the $abbath
And it !ame to pass, as he went into the house of one of the !hief 'harisees to eat bread on the sabbath
day, that they wat!hed him.
Man 'ith #ropsy heale#
And, behold, there was a !ertain man before him whi!h had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spae
unto the lawyers and 'harisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day5 And they held their
pea!e. And he too him, and healed him, and let him go; And answered them, saying, Whi!h of you
shall ha#e an ass or an o% fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day5
And they !ould not answer him again to these things.
Parable of the guests
And he put forth a parable to those whi!h were bidden, when he mared how they !hose out the !hief
rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest
room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him !ome
and say to thee, Gi#e this man pla!e; and thou begin with shame to tae the lowest room. *ut when
thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee !ometh, he may say
unto thee, "riend, go up higher0 then shalt thou ha#e worship in the presen!e of them that sit at meat
with thee. "or whosoe#er e%alteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be
e%alted.
Parable to the host of the feast
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou maest a dinner or a supper, !all not thy friends, nor
thy brethren, neither thy insmen, nor thy ri!h neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a
re!ompen!e be made thee. *ut when thou maest a feast, !all the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind0
And thou shalt be blessed; for they !annot re!ompense thee0 for thou shalt be re!ompensed at the
resurre!tion of the 4ust.
Parable of the #inner
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, *lessed is he that
shall eat bread in the ingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A !ertain man made a great supper, and
bade many0 And sent his ser#ant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all
things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to mae e%!use. The first said unto him, I
ha#e bought a pie!e of ground, and I must needs go and see it0 I pray thee ha#e me e%!used. And
another said, I ha#e bought fi#e yoe of o%en, and I go to pro#e them0 I pray thee ha#e me e%!used.
And another said, I ha#e married a wife, and therefore I !annot !ome. So that ser#ant !ame, and
shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his ser#ant, Go out
;ui!ly into the streets and lanes of the !ity, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt,
and the blind. And the ser#ant said, 2ord, it is done as thou hast !ommanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the ser#ant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and !ompel them to !ome in,
that my house may be filled. "or I say unto you, That none of those men whi!h were bidden shall taste
of my supper.
Great multitu#es travel 'ith Jesus
And there went great multitudes with him0 and he turned, and said unto them,
The cost of #iscipleship
If any man !ome to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and !hildren, and brethren, and
sisters, yea, and his own life also, he !annot be my dis!iple. And whosoe#er doth not bear his !ross, and
!ome after me, !annot be my dis!iple. "or whi!h of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down
first, and !ounteth the !ost, whether he ha#e sufficient to finish it? 2est haply, after he hath laid the
foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mo! him, Saying, This man began to
build, and was not able to finish. -r what ing, going to mae war against another ing, sitteth not
down first, and !onsulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that !ometh against him
with twenty thousand5 -r else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and
desireth !onditions of pea!e. So liewise, whosoe#er he be of you that forsaeth not all that he hath, he
!annot be my dis!iple. Salt is good0 but if the salt ha#e lost his sa#our, wherewith shall it be seasoned5
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men !ast it out. 1e that hath ears to hear, let
him hear.
Eats 'ith tax collectors an# sinners
Then drew near unto him all the publi!ans and sinners for to hear him. And the 'harisees and s!ribes
murmured, saying, This man re!ei#eth sinners, and eateth with them.
)ost sheep coin an# son
And he spae this parable unto them, saying, What man of you, ha#ing an hundred sheep, if he lose one
of them, doth not lea#e the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that whi!h is lost, until he
find it5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, re4oi!ing. And when he !ometh home,
he !alleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, ,e4oi!e with me; for I ha#e found my
sheep whi!h was lost. I say unto you, that liewise 4oy shall be in hea#en o#er one sinner that
repenteth, more than o#er ninety and nine 4ust persons, whi!h need no repentan!e. $ither what woman
ha#ing ten pie!es of sil#er, if she lose one pie!e, doth not light a !andle, and sweep the house, and see
diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she !alleth her friends and her neighbours
together, saying, ,e4oi!e with me; for I ha#e found the pie!e whi!h I had lost. 2iewise, I say unto you,
there is 4oy in the presen!e of the angels of God o#er one sinner that repenteth. And he said, A !ertain
man had two sons0 And the younger of them said to his father, "ather, gi#e me the portion of goods that
falleth to me. And he di#ided unto them his li#ing. And not many days after the younger son gathered
all together, and too his 4ourney into a far !ountry, and there wasted his substan!e with riotous li#ing.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And
he went and 4oined himself to a !iti+en of that !ountry; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain ha#e filled his belly with the huss that the swine did eat0 and no man ga#e unto
him. And when he !ame to himself, he said, 1ow many hired ser#ants of my father3s ha#e bread
enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger6 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,
"ather, I ha#e sinned against hea#en, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be !alled thy son0
mae me as one of thy hired ser#ants. And he arose, and !ame to his father. *ut when he was yet a
great way off, his father saw him, and had !ompassion, and ran, and fell on his ne!, and issed him.
And the son said unto him, "ather, I ha#e sinned against hea#en, and in thy sight, and am no more
worthy to be !alled thy son. *ut the father said to his ser#ants, *ring forth the best robe, and put it on
him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet0 And bring hither the fatted !alf, and ill it; and
let us eat, and be merry0 "or this my son was dead, and is ali#e again; he was lost, and is found. And
they began to be merry. )ow his elder son was in the field0 and as he !ame and drew nigh to the house,
he heard musi! and dan!ing. And he !alled one of the ser#ants, and ased what these things meant.
And he said unto him, Thy brother is !ome; and thy father hath illed the fatted !alf, be!ause he hath
re!ei#ed him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in0 therefore !ame his father out, and
intreated him. And he answering said to his father, 2o, these many years do I ser#e thee, neither
transgressed I at any time thy !ommandment0 and yet thou ne#er ga#est me a id, that I might mae
merry with my friends0 *ut as soon as this thy son was !ome, whi!h hath de#oured thy li#ing with
harlots, thou hast illed for him the fatted !alf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art e#er with me, and
all that I ha#e is thine. It was meet that we should mae merry, and be glad0 for this thy brother was
dead, and is ali#e again; and was lost, and is found.
Parable of the unrighteous ste'ar#
And he said also unto his dis!iples, There was a !ertain ri!h man, whi!h had a steward; and the same
was a!!used unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he !alled him, and said unto him, 1ow is it
that I hear this of thee5 gi#e an a!!ount of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then
the steward said within himself, What shall I do5 for my lord taeth away from me the stewardship0 I
!annot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resol#ed what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship,
they may re!ei#e me into their houses. So he !alled e#ery one of his lord3s debtors unto him, and said
unto the first, 1ow mu!h owest thou unto my lord5 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he
said unto him, Tae thy bill, and sit down ;ui!ly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how
mu!h owest thou5 And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Tae thy bill,
and write fours!ore. And the lord !ommended the un4ust steward, be!ause he had done wisely0 for the
!hildren of this world are in their generation wiser than the !hildren of light. And I say unto you, /ae
to yoursel#es friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may re!ei#e you into
e#erlasting habitations. 1e that is faithful in that whi!h is least is faithful also in mu!h0 and he that is
un4ust in the least is un4ust also in mu!h. If therefore ye ha#e not been faithful in the unrighteous
mammon, who will !ommit to your trust the true riches? And if ye ha#e not been faithful in that whi!h
is another man3s, who shall gi#e you that whi!h is your own5 )o ser#ant !an ser#e two masters0 for
either he will hate the one, and lo#e the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 9e
!annot ser#e God and mammon.
Pharisees scoff@ Teaching on #ivorce@
And the 'harisees also, who were !o#etous, heard all these things0 and they derided him. And he said
unto them, 9e are they whi!h 4ustify yoursel#es before men; but God noweth your hearts0 for that
whi!h is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets
were until John0 sin!e that time the ingdom of God is prea!hed, and e#ery man presseth into it. And it
is easier for hea#en and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Whosoe#er putteth away his
wife, and marrieth another, !ommitteth adultery0 and whosoe#er marrieth her that is put away from her
husband !ommitteth adultery.
The rich man an# )azarus
There was a !ertain ri!h man, whi!h was !lothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously e#ery
day0 And there was a !ertain beggar named 2a+arus, whi!h was laid at his gate, full of sores, And
desiring to be fed with the !rumbs whi!h fell from the ri!h man3s table0 moreo#er the dogs !ame and
li!ed his sores. And it !ame to pass, that the beggar died, and was !arried by the angels into Abraham3s
bosom0 the ri!h man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and
seeth Abraham afar off, and 2a+arus in his bosom. And he !ried and said, "ather Abraham, ha#e mer!y
on me, and send 2a+arus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and !ool my tongue; for I am
tormented in this flame. *ut Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime re!ei#edst thy good
things, and liewise 2a+arus e#il things0 but now he is !omforted, and thou art tormented. And beside
all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fi%ed0 so that they whi!h would pass from hen!e to you
!annot; neither !an they pass to us, that would come from then!e. Then he said, I pray thee therefore,
father, that thou wouldest send him to my father3s house0 "or I ha#e fi#e brethren; that he may testify
unto them, lest they also !ome into this pla!e of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They ha#e /oses
and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, )ay, father Abraham0 but if one went unto them
from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not /oses and the prophets, neither
will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Jesus instructs #isciples
Then said he unto the dis!iples, It is impossible but that offen!es will !ome0 but woe unto him, through
whom they !ome6 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his ne!, and he !ast into
the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Tae heed to yoursel#es0 If thy brother
trespass against thee, rebue him; and if he repent, forgi#e him. And if he trespass against thee se#en
times in a day, and se#en times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgi#e him. And
the apostles said unto the 2ord, In!rease our faith. And the 2ord said, If ye had faith as a grain of
mustard seed, ye might say unto this sy!amine tree, *e thou plu!ed up by the root, and be thou
planted in the sea; and it should obey you. *ut whi!h of you, ha#ing a ser#ant plowing or feeding
!attle, will say unto him by and by, when he is !ome from the field, Go and sit down to meat5 And will
not rather say unto him, /ae ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and ser#e me, till I ha#e
eaten and drunen; and afterward thou shalt eat and drin5 &oth he than that ser#ant be!ause he did
the things that were !ommanded him5 I trow not. So liewise ye, when ye shall ha#e done all those
things whi!h are !ommanded you, say, We are unprofitable ser#ants0 we ha#e done that whi!h was our
duty to do.
)azarus of !ethany reporte# sic6
)ow a !ertain man was si!, named 2a+arus, of *ethany, the town of /ary and her sister /artha. 7It
was that /ary whi!h anointed the 2ord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother
2a+arus was si!.8 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, 2ord, behold, he whom thou lo#est is
si!. When Jesus heard that, he said, This si!ness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the
Son of God might be glorified thereby. )ow Jesus lo#ed /artha, and her sister, and 2a+arus. When he
had heard therefore that he was si!, he abode two days still in the same pla!e where he was.
Jesus prepares ,- to go to Ju#ea
Then after that saith he to his dis!iples, 2et us go into Judaea again. #is dis!iples say unto him, /aster,
the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again5 Jesus answered, Are there not
twel#e hours in the day5 If any man wal in the day, he stumbleth not, be!ause he seeth the light of this
world.
*ut if a man wal in the night, he stumbleth, be!ause there is no light in him. These things said he0 and
after that he saith unto them, -ur friend 2a+arus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awae him out of sleep.
Then said his dis!iples, 2ord, if he sleep, he shall do well. 1owbeit Jesus spae of his death0 but they
thought that he had spoen of taing of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, 2a+arus is
dead. And I am glad for your saes that I was not there, to the intent ye may belie#e; ne#ertheless let us
go unto him. Then said Thomas, whi!h is !alled &idymus, unto his fellowdis!iples, 2et us also go, that
we may die with him.
"rrives near !ethany - #ays later
Then when Jesus !ame, he found that he had lain in the gra#e four days already. )ow *ethany was
nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off0 And many of the Jews !ame to /artha and /ary, to
!omfort them !on!erning their brother.
Martha meets Jesus
Then /artha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was !oming, went and met him0 but /ary sat still in the
house. Then said /artha unto Jesus, 2ord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. *ut I
now, that e#en now, whatsoe#er thou wilt as of God, God will gi#e it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy
brother shall rise again. /artha saith unto him, I now that he shall rise again in the resurre!tion at the
last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurre!tion, and the life0 he that belie#eth in me, though he were
dead, yet shall he li#e0 And whosoe#er li#eth and belie#eth in me shall ne#er die. *elie#est thou this5
She saith unto him, 9ea, 2ord0 I belie#e that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, whi!h should !ome
into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way, and !alled /ary her sister se!retly, saying,
The /aster is !ome, and !alleth for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose ;ui!ly, and !ame unto
him. )ow Jesus was not yet !ome into the town, but was in that pla!e where /artha met him.
Mary comes to Jesus
The Jews then whi!h were with her in the house, and !omforted her, when they saw /ary, that she rose
up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the gra#e to weep there. Then when /ary
was !ome where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, 2ord, if thou hadst
been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping
whi!h !ame with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where ha#e ye laid him5
They said unto him, 2ord, !ome and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, *ehold how he lo#ed him6
And some of them said, Could not this man, whi!h opened the eyes of the blind, ha#e !aused that e#en
this man should not ha#e died5
Jesus raises )azarus from the #ea#
Jesus therefore again groaning in himself !ometh to the gra#e. It was a !a#e, and a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, Tae ye away the stone. /artha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, 2ord, by
this time he stineth0 for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if
thou wouldest belie#e, thou shouldest see the glory of God5 Then they too away the stone from the
place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "ather, I than thee that thou hast
heard me. And I new that thou hearest me always0 but be!ause of the people whi!h stand by I
said it, that they may belie#e that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoen, he !ried with a loud
#oi!e, 2a+arus, !ome forth. And he that was dead !ame forth, bound hand and foot with gra#e!lothes0
and his fa!e was bound about with a napin. Jesus saith unto them, 2oose him, and let him go. Then
many of the Jews whi!h !ame to /ary, and had seen the things whi!h Jesus did, belie#ed on him.
>nbelievers report to Pharisees
*ut some of them went their ways to the 'harisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
Conspiracy to 6ill Jesus
Then gathered the !hief priests and the 'harisees a !oun!il, and said, What do we5 "or this man doeth
many mira!les. If we let him thus alone, all men will belie#e on him0 and the ,omans shall !ome and
tae away both our pla!e and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same
year, said unto them, 9e now nothing at all, )or !onsider that it is e%pedient for us, that one man
should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spae he not of himself0 but
being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation
only, but that also he should gather together in one the !hildren of God that were s!attered abroad. Then
from that day forth they too !ounsel together for to put him to death.
Jesus goes to Ephraim
Jesus therefore waled no more openly among the Jews; but went then!e unto a !ountry near to the
wilderness, into a !ity !alled $phraim, and there !ontinued with his dis!iples.
Ten lepers are cleanse#
And it !ame to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered into a !ertain #illage, there met him ten men that were lepers, whi!h stood afar off0
And they lifted up their #oi!es, and said, Jesus, /aster, ha#e mer!y on us. And when he saw them, he
said unto them, Go shew yoursel#es unto the priests. And it !ame to pass, that, as they went, they were
!leansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned ba!, and with a loud #oi!e
glorified God, And fell down on his fa!e at his feet, gi#ing him thans0 and he was a Samaritan. And
Jesus answering said, Were there not ten !leansed5 but where are the nine5 There are not found that
returned to gi#e glory to God, sa#e this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way0 thy faith
hath made thee whole.
Pharisees as6 about the Bing#om
And when he was demanded of the 'harisees, when the ingdom of God should !ome, he answered
them and said, The ingdom of God !ometh not with obser#ation0 )either shall they say, 2o here6 or, lo
there6 for, behold, the ingdom of God is within you.
Jesus 'arns #isciples about the future
And he said unto the dis!iples, The days will !ome, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the
Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there0 go not after them,
nor follow them. "or as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under hea#en, shineth unto
the other part under hea#en; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. *ut first must he suffer many
things, and be re4e!ted of this generation. And as it was in the days of )oe, so shall it be also in the
days of the Son of man. They did eat, they dran, they married wi#es, they were gi#en in marriage,
until the day that )oe entered into the ar, and the flood !ame, and destroyed them all. 2iewise also as
it was in the days of 2ot; they did eat, they dran, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
*ut the same day that 2ot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from hea#en, and destroyed
them all. $#en thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is re#ealed. In that day, he whi!h shall be
upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not !ome down to tae it away0 and he that is in
the field, let him liewise not return ba!. ,emember 2ot3s wife. Whosoe#er shall see to sa#e his life
shall lose it; and whosoe#er shall lose his life shall preser#e it. I tell you, in that night there shall be two
men in one bed; the one shall be taen, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding
together; the one shall be taen, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taen,
and the other left. And they answered and said unto him, Where, 2ord5 And he said unto them,
Wheresoe#er the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
Parable of the un5ust 5u#ge
And he spae a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying,
There was in a !ity a 4udge, whi!h feared not God, neither regarded man0 And there was a widow in
that !ity; and she !ame unto him, saying, A#enge me of mine ad#ersary. And he would not for a while0
but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 9et be!ause this widow
troubleth me, I will a#enge her, lest by her !ontinual !oming she weary me. And the 2ord said, 1ear
what the un4ust 4udge saith. And shall not God a#enge his own ele!t, whi!h !ry day and night unto him,
though he bear long with them5 I tell you that he will a#enge them speedily. )e#ertheless when the Son
of man !ometh, shall he find faith on the earth5
Parable of the Pharisee an# tax collector
And he spae this parable unto !ertain whi!h trusted in themsel#es that they were righteous, and
despised others0 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a 'harisee, and the other a
publi!an. The 'harisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I than thee, that I am not as other
men are, e%tortioners, un4ust, adulterers, or e#en as this publi!an. I fast twi!e in the wee, I gi#e tithes
of all that I possess. And the publi!an, standing afar off, would not lift up so mu!h as his eyes unto
hea#en, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be mer!iful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went
down to his house 4ustified rather than the other0 for e#ery one that e%alteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself shall be e%alted.
Jesus goes to Ju#ea by the Jor#an
And it !ame to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and !ame
into the !oasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he
taught them again. And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
Pharisees 8uestion Jesus about #ivorce
The 'harisees also !ame unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put
away his wife for e#ery !ause5 And he answered and said unto them, 1a#e ye not read, that he whi!h
made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, "or this !ause shall a man lea#e
father and mother, and shall !lea#e to his wife0 and they twain shall be one flesh5 Wherefore they are
no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath 4oined together, let not man put asunder. And he
answered and said unto them, What did /oses !ommand you5 And they said, /oses suffered to write a
bill of di#or!ement, and to put her away. They say unto him, Why did /oses then !ommand to gi#e a
writing of di#or!ement, and to put her away5 1e saith unto them, /oses be!ause of the hardness of
your hearts suffered you to put away your wi#es0 but from the beginning it was not so. And Jesus
answered and said unto them, "or the hardness of your heart he wrote you this pre!ept. *ut from the
beginning of the !reation God made them male and female. "or this !ause shall a man lea#e his father
and mother, and !lea#e to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh0 so then they are no more twain,
but one flesh. What therefore God hath 4oined together, let not man put asunder. And I say unto you,
Whosoe#er shall put away his wife, e%!ept it be for forni!ation, and shall marry another, !ommitteth
adultery0 and whoso marrieth her whi!h is put away doth !ommit adultery.
And in the house his dis!iples ased him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoe#er
shall put away his wife, and marry another, !ommitteth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put
away her husband, and be married to another, she !ommitteth adultery. 1is dis!iples say unto him, If
the !ase of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. *ut he said unto them, All men !annot
re!ei#e this saying, sa#e they to whom it is gi#en. "or there are some eunu!hs, whi!h were so born
from their mother3s womb0 and there are some eunu!hs, whi!h were made eunu!hs of men0 and there
be eunu!hs, whi!h ha#e made themsel#es eunu!hs for the ingdom of hea#en3s sae. 1e that is able to
re!ei#e it, let him re!ei#e it.
Jesus blesses little chil#ren
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would tou!h them0 but when his dis!iples saw it, they
rebued them.Then were there brought unto him little !hildren, that he should put his hands on them,
and pray0 and the dis!iples rebued them. *ut when Jesus saw it, he was mu!h displeased, and said
unto them, Suffer the little !hildren to !ome unto me, and forbid them not0 for of su!h is the ingdom
of God. <erily I say unto you, Whosoe#er shall not re!ei#e the ingdom of God as a little !hild shall in
no wise enter therein. <erily I say unto you, Whosoe#er shall not re!ei#e the ingdom of God as a little
!hild, he shall not enter therein.And he too them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed
them.
?ich young ruler
And when he was gone forth into the way, there !ame one running, and neeled to him, a !ertain ruler
ased him, saying, And, behold, one !ame and said unto him, Good /aster, what good thing shall I do,
that I may ha#e eternal life5 Good /aster, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life5 And Jesus said
unto him, Why !allest thou me good5 there is none good but one, that is, God. but if thou wilt enter
into life, eep the !ommandments. 1e saith unto him, Whi!h5 Jesus said, Thou nowest the
!ommandments, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not !ommit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not bear false witness, &efraud not, 1onour thy father and thy mother0 and, Thou shalt lo#e thy
neighbour as thyself. And he said, All these ha#e I ept from my youth up. The young man saith unto
him, All these things ha#e I ept from my youth up0 what la! I yet5 And he answered and said unto
him, /aster, all these ha#e I obser#ed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him lo#ed him, and said
unto him, If thou wilt be perfe!t, -ne thing thou la!est0 go thy way, sell whatsoe#er thou hast, and
distribute to the poor, and thou shalt ha#e treasure in hea#en0 and !ome, tae up the !ross, and follow
me. *ut when the young man heard that saying, he was #ery sorrowful0 And he was sad at that saying,
and went away grie#ed0 for he was #ery ri!h. for he had great possessions.
,i!hes and the ingdom
And when Jesus saw that he was #ery sorrowful, Then said Jesus unto his dis!iples, <erily I say unto
you, That a ri!h man shall hardly enter into the ingdom of hea#en. Jesus looed round about, and saith
unto his dis!iples, 1ow hardly shall they that ha#e ri!hes enter into the ingdom of God6 And the
dis!iples were astonished at his words. *ut Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how
hard is it for them that trust in ri!hes to enter into the ingdom of God6 It is easier for a !amel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a ri!h man to enter into the ingdom of God. And again I say unto
you, It is easier for a !amel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a ri!h man to enter into the
ingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themsel#es, Who then !an
be sa#ed5 And Jesus looing upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God0 for
with God all things are possible.
7isciples re'ar#
Then answered 'eter and said unto him, *ehold, we ha#e forsaen all, and followed thee; what shall
we ha#e therefore5 And Jesus said unto them, <erily I say unto you, That ye whi!h ha#e followed me,
in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon
twel#e thrones, 4udging the twel#e tribes of Israel. And he said unto them, <erily I say unto you, There
is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or !hildren, for the ingdom of God3s
sae, And Jesus answered and said, <erily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or !hildren, or lands, for my sae, and the gospel3s,
Who shall not re!ei#e manifold more in this present time, and in the world to !ome life e#erlasting.
*ut he shall re!ei#e an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers,
and !hildren, and lands, with perse!utions; and in the world to !ome eternal life.
9irst shall be last #iscourse
*ut many that are first shall be last; and the last first. %aying, *ehold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the
Son of man shall be deli#ered unto the !hief priests, and unto the s!ribes; and they shall !ondemn him
to death, and shall deli#er him to the Gentiles0
'arable of the hired men 7'enny a day8
"or the ingdom of hea#en is lie unto a man that is an householder, whi!h went out early in the
morning to hire labourers into his #ineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a
day, he sent them into his #ineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle
in the maretpla!e, And said unto them; Go ye also into the #ineyard, and whatsoe#er is right I will
gi#e you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the si%th and ninth hour, and did liewise.
And about the ele#enth hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why
stand ye here all the day idle5 They say unto him, *e!ause no man hath hired us. 1e saith unto them,
Go ye also into the #ineyard; and whatsoe#er is right, that shall ye re!ei#e. So when e#en was !ome,
the lord of the #ineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and gi#e them their hire, beginning
from the last unto the first. And when they !ame that were hired about the ele#enth hour, they re!ei#ed
e#ery man a penny. *ut when the first !ame, they supposed that they should ha#e re!ei#ed more; and
they liewise re!ei#ed e#ery man a penny. And when they had re!ei#ed it, they murmured against the
goodman of the house, Saying, These last ha#e wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them e;ual
unto us, whi!h ha#e borne the burden and heat of the day.*ut he answered one of them, and said,
"riend, I do thee no wrong0 didst not thou agree with me for a penny5 Tae that thine is, and go thy
way0 I will gi#e unto this last, e#en as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine
own5 Is thine eye e#il, be!ause I am good5 So the last shall be first, and the first last0 for many be
!alled, but few !hosen.
Jesus pre#icts #eath on roa# to Jerusalem
And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them0 and they were ama+ed;
and as they followed, they were afraid. And he too again the twel#e, and began to tell them what
things should happen unto him, And Jesus going up to Jerusalem too the twel#e dis!iples apart in the
way, and said unto them, *ehold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
!on!erning the Son of man shall be a!!omplished. and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the !hief
priests and unto the s!ribes, and they shall !ondemn him to death, And shall deli#er him to the Gentiles
to mo!, and shall be mo!ed, and spitefully entreated, and to s!ourge, and to !ru!ify him: And they
shall s!ourge him, and put him to death0 and the third day he shall rise again. and shall spit upon him,
and shall ill him0 and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things0 and
this saying was hid from them, neither new they the things whi!h were spoen.
?e8uest for James an# John
Then !ame to him the mother of (ebedee3s !hildren with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a
!ertain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou5 She saith unto him, Grant that these my two
sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy ingdom. And James and John,
the sons of (ebedee, !ome unto him, saying, /aster, we would that thou shouldest do for us
whatsoe#er we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you5 They said
unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy
glory. *ut Jesus said unto them, 9e now not what ye as0 !an ye drin of the !up that I drin of5 Are
ye able to drin of the !up that I shall drin of, and to be bapti+ed with the baptism that I am bapti+ed
with5 They say unto him, We are able. We !an. And Jesus said unto them, 9e shall indeed drin of the
!up that I drin of; 9e shall drin indeed of my !up, and be bapti+ed with the baptism that I am
bapti+ed with0 but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to gi#e, but it shall be given to
them for whom it is prepared of my "ather.
?elationship of #isciples to each other
And when the ten heard it, they began to be mu!h displeased with James and John. they were mo#ed
with indignation against the two brethren.
*ut Jesus !alled them to him, and saith unto them, 9e now that they whi!h are a!!ounted to rule o#er
the Gentiles e%er!ise lordship o#er them; and their great ones e%er!ise authority upon them. 9e now
that the prin!es of the Gentiles e%er!ise dominion o#er them, and they that are great e%er!ise authority
upon them.
*ut so shall it not be among you0 but whosoe#er will be great among you, shall be your minister0 let
him be your minister; And whosoe#er of you will be the !hiefest, shall be ser#ant of all. And
whosoe#er will be !hief among you, let him be your ser#ant0 $#en as the Son of man !ame not to be
ministered unto, but to minister, and to gi#e his life a ransom for many.
!lin# !artimaeus
And they !ame to Jeri!ho0 and as he went out of Jeri!ho with his dis!iples and a great number of
people, blind *artimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And hearing the
multitude pass by, he ased what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of )a+areth passeth by. And
when he heard that it was Jesus of )a+areth, he began to !ry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of &a#id,
ha#e mer!y on me. And they whi!h went before rebued him, that he should hold his pea!e0 but he
!ried so mu!h the more, Thou Son of &a#id, ha#e mer!y on me. And many !harged him that he should
hold his pea!e0 but he !ried the more a great deal, Thou Son of &a#id, ha#e mer!y on me. And Jesus
stood, and !ommanded him to be brought unto him0 and when he was !ome near, he ased him, And
Jesus stood still, and !ommanded him to be !alled. And they !all the blind man, saying unto him, *e of
good !omfort, rise; he !alleth thee. And he, !asting away his garment, rose, and !ame to Jesus. And
Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee5 The blind man said unto
him, 2ord, that I might re!ei#e my sight. And Jesus said unto him, ,e!ei#e thy sight0 thy faith hath
sa#ed thee. Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.And immediately he re!ei#ed his sight, and
followed him, glorifying God0 and all the people, when they saw it, ga#e praise unto God.
Caccheus is converte# near Jericho
And esus entered and passed through Jeri!ho. And, behold, there was a man named (a!!haeus, whi!h
was the !hief among the publi!ans, and he was ri!h. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and !ould
not for the press, be!ause he was little of stature. And he ran before, and !limbed up into a sy!omore
tree to see him0 for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus !ame to the pla!e, he looed up, and saw
him, and said unto him, (a!!haeus, mae haste, and !ome down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
And he made haste, and !ame down, and re!ei#ed him 4oyfully. And when they saw it, they all
murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And (a!!haeus stood, and
said unto the 2ord; *ehold, 2ord, the half of my goods I gi#e to the poor; and if I ha#e taen any thing
from any man by false a!!usation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is sal#ation
!ome to this house, forsomu!h as he also is a son of Abraham. "or the Son of man is !ome to see and
to sa#e that whi!h was lost. And as they heard these things, he added and spae a parable, be!ause he
was nigh to Jerusalem, and be!ause they thought that the ingdom of God should immediately appear.
1e said therefore, A !ertain nobleman went into a far !ountry to re!ei#e for himself a ingdom, and to
return. And he !alled his ten ser#ants, and deli#ered them ten pounds, and said unto them, -!!upy till I
!ome. *ut his !iti+ens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not ha#e this man to
reign o#er us. And it !ame to pass, that when he was returned, ha#ing re!ei#ed the ingdom, then he
!ommanded these ser#ants to be !alled unto him, to whom he had gi#en the money, that he might now
how mu!h e#ery man had gained by trading. Then !ame the first, saying, 2ord, thy pound hath gained
ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good ser#ant0 be!ause thou hast been faithful in a
#ery little, ha#e thou authority o#er ten !ities. And the se!ond !ame, saying, 2ord, thy pound hath
gained fi#e pounds. And he said liewise to him, *e thou also o#er fi#e !ities. And another !ame,
saying, 2ord, behold, here is thy pound, whi!h I ha#e ept laid up in a napin0 "or I feared thee,
be!ause thou art an austere man0 thou taest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst
not sow. And he saith unto him, -ut of thine own mouth will I 4udge thee, thou wi!ed ser#ant. Thou
newest that I was an austere man, taing up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow0
Wherefore then ga#est not thou my money into the ban, that at my !oming I might ha#e re;uired mine
own with usury5 And he said unto them that stood by, Tae from him the pound, and gi#e it to him
that hath ten pounds.7And they said unto him, 2ord, he hath ten pounds.8 "or I say unto you, That unto
e#ery one whi!h hath shall be gi#en; and from him that hath not, e#en that he hath shall be taen away
from him.*ut those mine enemies, whi!h would not that I should reign o#er them, bring hither, and
slay them before me.
!lin# men heale# near Jericho
And as they departed from Jeri!ho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting
by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, !ried out, saying, 1a#e mer!y on us, - 2ord,
thou Son of &a#id. And the multitude rebued them, be!ause they should hold their pea!e0 but they
!ried the more, saying, 1a#e mer!y on us, - 2ord, thou Son of &a#id. And Jesus stood still, and !alled
them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you5 They say unto him, 2ord, that our eyes may be
opened.So Jesus had !ompassion on them, and tou!hed their eyes0 and immediately their eyes re!ei#ed
sight, and they followed him.
Journey to'ar# Jerusalem for Passover
And the Jews3 passo#er was nigh at hand0 and many went out of the !ountry up to Jerusalem before the
passo#er, to purify themsel#es.
Jesus #iscusse# by Je's an# Priests
Then sought they for Jesus, and spae among themsel#es, as they stood in the temple, What thin ye,
that he will not !ome to the feast5 )ow both the !hief priests and the 'harisees had gi#en a
!ommandment, that, if any man new where he were, he should shew it, that they might tae him.
Jesus in !ethany
Then Jesus si% days before the passo#er !ame to *ethany, where 2a+arus was whi!h had been dead,
whom he raised from the dead.
Mary anoints Jesus in $imon's house
There they made him a supper; and /artha ser#ed0 but 2a+arus was one of them that sat at the table
with him. Then too /ary a pound of ointment of spienard, #ery !ostly, and anointed the feet of
Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair0 and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then
saith one of his dis!iples, Judas Is!ariot, Simon3s son, whi!h should betray him, Why was not this
ointment sold for three hundred pen!e, and gi#en to the poor5 This he said, not that he !ared for the
poor; but be!ause he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, 2et
her alone0 against the day of my burying hath she ept this. "or the poor always ye ha#e with you; but
me ye ha#e not always.
Mary anoints Jesus in $imon's house
And being in *ethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there !ame a woman ha#ing an
alabaster bo% of ointment of spienard #ery pre!ious; and she brae the bo%, and poured it on his head.
as he sat at meat. *ut when his dis!iples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this
waste5 And there were some that had indignation within themsel#es, and said, Why was this waste of
the ointment made5 "or this ointment might ha#e been sold for mu!h, it might ha#e been sold for more
than three hundred pen!e, and ha#e been gi#en to the poor. And they murmured against her. When
Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman5 2et her alone; why trouble ye her5
she hath wrought a good wor on me. "or ye ha#e the poor with you always, and whensoe#er ye will
ye may do them good0 but me ye ha#e not always. She hath done what she !ould0 she is !ome
aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. "or in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she
did it for my burial. <erily I say unto you, Wheresoe#er this gospel shall be prea!hed throughout the
whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoen of for a memorial of her.
Cro'#s come to see Jesus an# )azarus
/u!h people of the Jews therefore new that he was there0 and they !ame not for Jesus3 sae only, but
that they might see 2a+arus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
Chief priests conspire to 6ill )azarus
*ut the !hief priests !onsulted that they might put 2a+arus also to death; *e!ause that by reason of him
many of the Jews went away, and belie#ed on Jesus.
T'o #isciples get a colt
And when he had thus spoen, he went before, as!ending up to Jerusalem. And when they !ame nigh to
Jerusalem, unto *ethphage and *ethany, at the mount of -li#es, he sendeth forth two of his dis!iples,
And saith unto them, Go your way into the #illage o#er against you0 and as soon as ye be entered into
it, ye shall find an ass tied, and a !olt with her0 whereon ne#er man sat; loose them, and bring them unto
me. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this5 say ye that the 2ord hath need of him; and
straightway he will send him hither. And if any man as you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say
unto him, *e!ause the 2ord hath need of him. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The
2ord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. And the dis!iples went, and did as Jesus
!ommanded them, And they that were sent went their way, and found e#en as he had said unto them.
And they went their way, and found the !olt tied by the door without in a pla!e where two ways met;
and they loose him. And brought the ass, and the !olt, and put on them their !lothes, and they set him
thereon. And as they were loosing the !olt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye
the !olt5 And they said unto them e#en as Jesus had !ommanded0 And they said, The 2ord hath need of
him. and they let them go. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled whi!h was spoen by the prophet,
saying, And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Tell ye the daughter of
Sion, "ear not, *ehold, thy :ing !ometh unto thee, mee, and sitting upon an ass, and a !olt the foal of
an ass. And a #ery great multitude spread their garments in the way; others !ut down bran!hes from the
trees, and strawed them in the way. And they brought the !olt to Jesus, and !ast their garments on him;
and he sat upon him. -n the ne%t day mu!h people that were !ome to the feast, when they heard that
Jesus was !oming to Jerusalem, Too bran!hes of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, And many
spread their garments in the way0 and others !ut down bran!hes off the trees, and strawed them in the
way. And when he was !ome nigh, e#en now at the des!ent of the mount of -li#es, the whole multitude
of the dis!iples began to re4oi!e and praise God with a loud #oi!e for all the mighty wors that they had
seen; Saying, *lessed be the :ing of Israel that !ometh in the name of the 2ord0 pea!e in hea#en, and
glory in the highest. And they that went before, and they that followed, !ried, saying, 1osanna; *lessed
is he that !ometh in the name of the 2ord0 1osanna to the Son of &a#id0 *lessed be the ingdom of our
father &a#id, that !ometh in the name of the 2ord0 1osanna in the highest. These things understood not
his dis!iples at the first0 but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were
written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. The people therefore that was with him
when he !alled 2a+arus out of his gra#e, and raised him from the dead, bare re!ord. "or this !ause the
people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this mira!le. The 'harisees therefore said
among themsel#es, 'er!ei#e ye how ye pre#ail nothing5 behold, the world is gone after him. And when
he was !ome into Jerusalem, all the !ity was mo#ed, saying, Who is this5 And the multitude said, This
is Jesus the prophet of )a+areth of Galilee.
And there were !ertain Grees among them that !ame up to worship at the feast0 The same !ame
therefore to 'hilip, whi!h was of *ethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see
Jesus. 'hilip !ometh and telleth Andrew0 and again Andrew and 'hilip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered
them, saying, The hour is !ome, that the Son of man should be glorified. <erily, #erily, I say unto you,
$%!ept a !orn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone0 but if it die, it bringeth forth mu!h
fruit. 1e that lo#eth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall eep it
unto life eternal. If any man ser#e me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my ser#ant
be0 if any man ser#e me, him will my "ather honour. )ow is my soul troubled; and what shall I say5
"ather, sa#e me from this hour0 but for this !ause !ame I unto this hour. "ather, glorify thy name. Then
!ame there a #oi!e from hea#en, saying, I ha#e both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people
therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered0 others said, An angel spae to him. Jesus
answered and said, This #oi!e !ame not be!ause of me, but for your saes. )ow is the 4udgment of this
world0 now shall the prin!e of this world be !ast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all
men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We ha#e
heard out of the law that Christ abideth for e#er0 and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted
up5 who is this Son of man5 Then Jesus said unto them, 9et a little while is the light with you. Wal
while ye ha#e the light, lest darness !ome upon you0 for he that waleth in darness noweth not
whither he goeth. While ye ha#e light, belie#e in the light, that ye may be the !hildren of light. These
things spae Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. *ut though he had done so many
mira!les before them, yet they belie#ed not on him0 That the saying of $saias the prophet might be
fulfilled, whi!h he spae, 2ord, who hath belie#ed our report5 and to whom hath the arm of the 2ord
been re#ealed5 Therefore they !ould not belie#e, be!ause that $saias said again, 1e hath blinded their
eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart,
and be !on#erted, and I should heal them. These things said $saias, when he saw his glory, and spae
of him. )e#ertheless among the !hief rulers also many belie#ed on him; but be!ause of the 'harisees
they did not !onfess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue0 "or they lo#ed the praise of men
more than the praise of God. Jesus !ried and said, 1e that belie#eth on me, belie#eth not on me, but on
him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. I am !ome a light into the world, that
whosoe#er belie#eth on me should not abide in darness. And if any man hear my words, and belie#e
not, I 4udge him not0 for I !ame not to 4udge the world, but to sa#e the world. 1e that re4e!teth me, and
re!ei#eth not my words, hath one that 4udgeth him0 the word that I ha#e spoen, the same shall 4udge
him in the last day. "or I ha#e not spoen of myself; but the "ather whi!h sent me, he ga#e me a
!ommandment, what I should say, and what I should spea. And I now that his !ommandment is life
e#erlasting0 whatsoe#er I spea therefore, e#en as the "ather said unto me, so I spea.
Pharisees reaction
And some of the 'harisees from among the multitude said unto him, /aster, rebue thy dis!iples.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their pea!e, the stones would
immediately !ry out.
Jesus 'eeps for Jerusalem
And when he was !ome near, he beheld the !ity, and wept o#er it, Saying, If thou hadst nown, e#en
thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy pea!e6 but now they are hid from thine
eyes. "or the days shall !ome upon thee, that thine enemies shall !ast a tren!h about thee, and !ompass
thee round, and eep thee in on e#ery side, And shall lay thee e#en with the ground, and thy !hildren
within thee; and they shall not lea#e in thee one stone upon another; be!ause thou newest not the time
of thy #isitation.
Jesus enters Jerusalem then goes to !ethany
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple0 and when he had looed round about upon all
things, and now the e#entide was !ome, he went out unto *ethany with the twel#e.
Jesus curses a fig tree
)ow in the morning as he returned into the !ity, he hungered. And on the morrow, when they were
!ome from *ethany, he was hungry0 And seeing a fig tree afar off ha#ing lea#es, he !ame, if haply he
might find any thing thereon0 and when he !ame to it, he found nothing but lea#es; for the time of figs
was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, )o man eat fruit of thee hereafter for e#er. 2et no
fruit grow on thee hen!eforward for e#er. And presently the fig tree withered away. And his dis!iples
heard it. And when the dis!iples saw it, they mar#elled, saying, 1ow soon is the fig tree withered
away6 Jesus answered and said unto them, <erily I say unto you, If ye ha#e faith, and doubt not, ye
shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, *e thou
remo#ed, and be thou !ast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoe#er ye shall as in
prayer, belie#ing, ye shall re!ei#e.
The -n# temple cleansing
And they !ome to Jerusalem0 and Jesus went into the temple, and began to !ast out them that sold and
bought in the temple, and o#erthrew the tables of the money!hangers, and the seats of them that sold
do#es; And would not suffer that any man should !arry any #essel through the temple. And he taught,
saying unto them, Is it not written, /y house shall be !alled of all nations the house of prayer5 but ye
ha#e made it a den of thie#es. And he taught daily in the temple. And the s!ribes and !hief priests heard
it, and sought how they might destroy him0 for they feared him, be!ause all the people was astonished
at his do!trine. And !ould not find what they might do0 for all the people were #ery attenti#e to hear
him. And said unto them, It is written, /y house shall be !alled the house of prayer; but ye ha#e made
it a den of thie#es.
Jesus heals many in the temple
And the blind and the lame !ame to him in the temple; and he healed them.
Je'ish lea#ers see6 to #estroy Jesus
And when the !hief priests and s!ribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the !hildren !rying in
the temple, and saying, 1osanna to the Son of &a#id; they were sore displeased, And said unto him,
1earest thou what these say5 And Jesus saith unto them, 9ea; ha#e ye ne#er read, -ut of the mouth of
babes and su!lings thou hast perfe!ted praise5
Jesus leaves Jerusalem
And when e#en was !ome, he went out of the !ity. And he left them, and went out of the !ity into
*ethany; and he lodged there.
The 'ithere# fig tree :next morning;
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And 'eter !alling
to remembran!e saith unto him, /aster, behold, the fig tree whi!h thou !ursedst is withered away. And
Jesus answering saith unto them, 1a#e faith in God. "or #erily I say unto you, That whosoe#er shall
say unto this mountain, *e thou remo#ed, and be thou !ast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart,
but shall belie#e that those things whi!h he saith shall !ome to pass; he shall ha#e whatsoe#er he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soe#er ye desire, when ye pray, belie#e that ye re!ei#e them, and
ye shall ha#e them. And when ye stand praying, forgi#e, if ye ha#e ought against any0 that your "ather
also whi!h is in hea#en may forgi#e you your trespasses. *ut if ye do not forgi#e, neither will your
"ather whi!h is in hea#en forgi#e your trespasses.
"uthority challenge# in the Temple
And they !ome again to Jerusalem0 and as he was waling in the temple, there !ome to him the !hief
priests, and the s!ribes, and the elders, And when he was !ome into the temple, the !hief priests and the
elders of the people !ame unto him as he was tea!hing, and said, *y what authority doest thou these
things5 and who ga#e thee this authority5 And it !ame to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught
the people in the temple, and prea!hed the gospel, the !hief priests and the s!ribes !ame upon him with
the elders, And say unto him, *y what authority doest thou these things5 and who ga#e thee this
authority to do these things5 And spae unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these
things5 or who is he that ga#e thee this authority5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also
as of you one ;uestion, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The
baptism of John, was it from hea#en, or of men5 answer me. And they reasoned with themsel#es,
saying, If we shall say, "rom hea#en; he will say, Why then did ye not belie#e him5 *ut if we shall say,
-f men; *ut if we shall say, -f men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. all the people
will stone us0 for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. they feared the people0 for all men !ounted
John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they answered, that they !ould not tell when!e it was. And
they answered and said unto Jesus, We !annot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, )either do I
tell you by what authority I do these things.
Parable of the t'o sons
*ut what thin ye5 A certain man had two sons; and he !ame to the first, and said, Son, go wor to day
in my #ineyard. 1e answered and said, I will not0 but afterward he repented, and went. And he !ame to
the se!ond, and said liewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir0 and went not. Whether of them
twain did the will of his father5 They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, <erily I say unto
you, That the publi!ans and the harlots go into the ingdom of God before you. "or John !ame unto
you in the way of righteousness, and ye belie#ed him not0 but the publi!ans and the harlots belie#ed
him0 and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might belie#e him.
Parable of the vine gro'ers
Then began he to spea to the people this parable; A !ertain man planted a #ineyard, and let it forth to
husbandmen, and went into a far !ountry for a long time. 1ear another parable0 There was a !ertain
householder, whi!h planted a #ineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a place for the winefat,
and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far !ountry. And at the season he sent a
ser#ant to the husbandmen, that they should gi#e him of the fruit of the #ineyard0 that they might
re!ei#e the fruits of it. And they !aught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent
another ser#ant0 and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and at him they !ast stones, and
wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again he sent a third0 and they
wounded him also, and !ast him out. And again he sent another; and him they illed, and many others;
beating some, and illing some. Again, he sent other ser#ants more than the first0 and they did unto
them liewise. 1a#ing yet therefore one son, his wellbelo#ed, he sent him also last unto them, saying,
They will re#eren!e my son. when they see him. *ut those husbandmen said among themsel#es, This is
the heir; !ome, let us ill him, and the inheritan!e shall be ours. And they too him, and illed him, and
!ast him out of the #ineyard. *ut when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themsel#es,
saying, This is the heir; !ome, let us ill him, and let us sei+e on his inheritan!e. that the inheritan!e
may be ours. And they !aught him, and !ast him out of the #ineyard, and slew him. When the lord
therefore of the #ineyard !ometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen5 1e shall !ome and destroy
these husbandmen, and shall gi#e the #ineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
They say unto him, 1e will miserably destroy those wi!ed men, and will let out his #ineyard unto
other husbandmen, whi!h shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, &id ye
ne#er read in the s!riptures, The stone whi!h the builders re4e!ted, the same is be!ome the head of the
!orner0 this is the 2ord3s doing, and it is mar#ellous in our eyes5 Therefore say I unto you, The
ingdom of God shall be taen from you, and gi#en to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And
whosoe#er shall fall on this stone shall be broen0 but on whomsoe#er it shall fall, it will grind him to
powder.
Parable of the 'e##ing feast
And Jesus answered and spae unto them again by parables, and said, The ingdom of hea#en is lie
unto a !ertain ing, whi!h made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his ser#ants to !all them that
were bidden to the wedding0 and they would not !ome. Again, he sent forth other ser#ants, saying, Tell
them whi!h are bidden, *ehold, I ha#e prepared my dinner0 my o%en and my fatlings are illed, and all
things are ready0 !ome unto the marriage. *ut they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his mer!handise0 And the remnant too his ser#ants, and entreated them spitefully, and
slew them. *ut when the ing heard thereof, he was wroth0 and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed
those murderers, and burned up their !ity. Then saith he to his ser#ants, The wedding is ready, but they
whi!h were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find,
bid to the marriage. So those ser#ants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as
they found, both bad and good0 and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the ing !ame in
to see the guests, he saw there a man whi!h had not on a wedding garment0 And he saith unto him,
"riend, how !amest thou in hither not ha#ing a wedding garment5 And he was spee!hless. Then said
the ing to the ser#ants, *ind him hand and foot, and tae him away, and !ast him into outer darness;
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. "or many are !alled, but few are !hosen.
Je's 8uestion on paying taxes
And they ased him, saying, /aster, we now that thou sayest and tea!hest rightly, neither a!!eptest
thou the person of any, but tea!hest the way of God truly0 Then went the 'harisees, and too !ounsel
how they might entangle him in his tal. And they send unto him !ertain of the 'harisees and of the
1erodians, to !at!h him in his words. And they sent out unto him their dis!iples with the 1erodians,
saying, /aster, we now that thou art true, and tea!hest the way of God in truth, neither !arest thou for
any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. And when they were !ome, they say unto him,
/aster, we now that thou art true, and !arest for no man0 for thou regardest not the person of men, but
tea!hest the way of God in truth0 Is it lawful to gi#e tribute to Caesar, or not5 Shall we gi#e, or shall we
not gi#e5 *ut he, nowing their hypo!risy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me5 bring me a penny, that I
may see it. *ut he per!ei#ed their !raftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me5 Jesus per!ei#ed
their wi!edness, said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypo!rites5 And they brought it. And he saith unto them,
Whose is this image and supers!ription5 And they said unto him, Caesar3s. And Jesus answering said
unto them, ,ender to Caesar the things that are Caesar3s, and to God the things that are God3s. And they
mar#elled at him. And they !ould not tae hold of his words before the people0 and they mar#elled at
his answer, and held their pea!e.When they had heard these words, they mar#elled, and left him, and
went their way.
And when the !hief priests and 'harisees had heard his parables, they per!ei#ed that he spae of them.
*ut when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, be!ause they too him for a
prophet. And the !hief priests and the s!ribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they
feared the people0 for they per!ei#ed that he had spoen this parable against them. And they wat!hed
him, and sent forth spies, whi!h should feign themsel#es 4ust men, that they might tae hold of his
words, that so they might deli#er him unto the power and authority of the go#ernor. and they left him,
and went their way.
$a##ucees 8uestion the resurrection
The same day !ame to him the Saddu!ees, whi!h say that there is no resurre!tion, and ased him,
Saying, /aster, /oses wrote unto us, If any man3s brother die, ha#ing a wife, and he die without
!hildren, that his brother should tae his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. )ow there were with
us se#en brethren0 and the first, when he had married a wife, de!eased, and, ha#ing no issue, left his
wife unto his brother0 And the se!ond too her to wife, and he died !hildless. And the third too her;
and in lie manner the se#en also0 and they left no !hildren, and died. And the se#en had her, and left
no seed0 last of all the woman died also. In the resurre!tion therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife
shall she be of them5 for the se#en had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, &o ye not
therefore err, be!ause ye now not the s!riptures, neither the power of God5 And Jesus answering said
unto them, The !hildren of this world marry, and are gi#en in marriage0 "or when they shall rise from
the dead, they neither marry, nor are gi#en in marriage; but are as the angels whi!h are in hea#en. *ut
they whi!h shall be a!!ounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurre!tion from the dead, neither
marry, nor are gi#en in marriage0 )either !an they die any more0 for they are e;ual unto the angels; and
are the !hildren of God, being the !hildren of the resurre!tion. And as tou!hing the dead, that they rise0
ha#e ye not read in the boo of /oses, how in the bush God spae unto him, saying, I am the God of
Abraham, and the God of Isaa!, and the God of Ja!ob5 )ow that the dead are raised, e#en /oses
shewed at the bush, when he !alleth the 2ord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaa!, and the God
of Ja!ob. "or he is not a God of the dead, but of the li#ing0 for all li#e unto him. ye therefore do greatly
err.
$cribes an# Pharisees 8uestion Jesus
And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his do!trine. *ut when the 'harisees had
heard that he had put the Saddu!ees to silen!e, they were gathered together. And one of the s!ribes
which was a lawyer, !ame, and ha#ing heard them reasoning together, and per!ei#ing that he had
answered them well, ased him a &uestion, tempting him, and saying, /aster, whi!h is the great
!ommandment in the law5 Whi!h is the first !ommandment of all5 And Jesus answered him, The first
of all the !ommandments is, 1ear, - Israel; The 2ord our God is one 2ord0 And thou shalt lo#e the
2ord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength0
this is the first !ommandment. This is the first and great !ommandment. And the se!ond is lie, namely
this, Thou shalt lo#e thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other !ommandment greater than these. -n
these two !ommandments hang all the law and the prophets. And the s!ribe said unto him, Well,
/aster, thou hast said the truth0 for there is one God; and there is none other but he0 And to lo#e him
with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to
lo#e his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sa!rifi!es. And when Jesus
saw that he answered dis!reetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the ingdom of God. And no
man after that durst as him any &uestion.
%hoDs son is the Christ
Then !ertain of the s!ribes answering said, /aster, thou hast well said. And after that they durst not as
him any &uestion at all.While the 'harisees were gathered together, Jesus ased them, And Jesus
answered and said, while he taught in the temple, 1ow say the s!ribes that Christ is the Son of &a#id5
Saying, What thin ye of Christ5 whose son is he5 They say unto him, The %on of &a#id. "or &a#id
himself in spirit !all him 2ord, saying, by the 1oly Ghost, in the boo of 'salms, The 2-,& said unto
my 2ord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I mae thine enemies thy footstool. &a#id therefore !alleth
him 2ord, how is he then his son5 And the !ommon people heard him gladly. And no man was able to
answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth as him any more &uestions.
%arnings about $cribes an# Pharisees
Then in the audien!e of all the people he said unto his dis!iples, *eware of the s!ribes, whi!h desire to
wal in long robes, and lo#e greetings in the marets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the
!hief rooms at feasts; Whi!h de#our widows3 houses, and for a shew mae long prayers0 the same shall
re!ei#e greater damnation. Then spae Jesus to the multitude, and to his dis!iples, Saying, The s!ribes
and the 'harisees sit in /oses3 seat0 All therefore whatsoe#er they bid you obser#e, that obser#e and
do; but do not ye after their wors0 for they say, and do not. "or they bind hea#y burdens and grie#ous
to be borne, and lay them on men3s shoulders; but they themselves will not mo#e them with one of their
fingers. And he said unto them in his do!trine, *eware of the s!ribes, whi!h lo#e to go in long !lothing,
and love salutations in the maretpla!es, *ut all their wors they do for to be seen of men0 they mae
broad their phyla!teries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And lo#e the uppermost rooms at
feasts, and the !hief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the marets, and to be !alled of men,
,abbi, ,abbi. *ut be not ye !alled ,abbi0 for one is your /aster, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
And !all no man your father upon the earth0 for one is your "ather, whi!h is in hea#en. )either be ye
!alled masters0 for one is your /aster, even Christ. *ut he that is greatest among you shall be your
ser#ant. And whosoe#er shall e%alt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself
shall be e%alted. *ut woe unto you, s!ribes and 'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye shut up the ingdom of
hea#en against men0 for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Woe unto you, s!ribes and 'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye de#our widows3 houses, and for a preten!e
mae long prayer0 therefore ye shall re!ei#e the greater damnation. Woe unto you, s!ribes and
'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye !ompass sea and land to mae one proselyte, and when he is made, ye
mae him twofold more the !hild of hell than yoursel#es. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, whi!h say,
Whosoe#er shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoe#er shall swear by the gold of the
temple, he is a debtor6 $e fools and blind0 for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that san!tifieth
the gold5 And, Whosoe#er shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoe#er sweareth by the gift
that is upon it, he is guilty. $e fools and blind0 for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that san!tifieth
the gift5 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso
shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by
hea#en, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, s!ribes and
'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and !ummin, and ha#e omitted the weightier
matters of the law, 4udgment, mer!y, and faith0 these ought ye to ha#e done, and not to lea#e the other
undone. $e blind guides, whi!h strain at a gnat, and swallow a !amel. Woe unto you, s!ribes and
'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye mae !lean the outside of the !up and of the platter, but within they are
full of e%tortion and e%!ess. Thou blind 'harisee, !leanse first that which is within the !up and platter,
that the outside of them may be !lean also. Woe unto you, s!ribes and 'harisees, hypo!rites6 for ye are
lie unto whited sepul!hres, whi!h indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's
bones, and of all un!leanness. $#en so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are
full of hypo!risy and ini;uity. Woe unto you, s!ribes and 'harisees, hypo!rites6 be!ause ye build the
tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepul!hres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days
of our fathers, we would not ha#e been partaers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye
be witnesses unto yoursel#es, that ye are the !hildren of them whi!h illed the prophets. "ill ye up then
the measure of your fathers. $e serpents, ye generation of #ipers, how !an ye es!ape the damnation of
hell5 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and s!ribes0 and some of them ye
shall ill and !ru!ify; and some of them shall ye s!ourge in your synagogues, and perse!ute them from
!ity to !ity0 That upon you may !ome all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of
righteous Abel unto the blood of (a!harias son of *ara!hias, whom ye slew between the temple and the
altar. <erily I say unto you, All these things shall !ome upon this generation. - Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
thou that illest the prophets, and stonest them whi!h are sent unto thee, how often would I ha#e
gathered thy !hildren together, e#en as a hen gathereth her !hi!ens under her wings, and ye would
not6 *ehold, your house is left unto you desolate. "or I say unto you, 9e shall not see me hen!eforth,
till ye shall say, *lessed is he that !ometh in the name of the 2ord.
The 'i#o''s mite
And Jesus sat o#er against the treasury, and beheld how the people !ast money into the treasury0 and
many that were ri!h !ast in mu!h. And there !ame a !ertain poor widow, and she threw in two mites,
whi!h mae a farthing. And he !alled unto him his dis!iples, and saith unto them, <erily I say unto you,
That this poor widow hath !ast more in, than all they whi!h ha#e !ast into the treasury0 "or all these
ha#e of their abundan!e !ast in unto the offerings of God0 but she of her penury she of her want did
!ast in all that she had, even all her li#ing.
7isciples a#mire the temple
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple0 and his dis!iples !ame to him for to shew him the
buildings of the temple. And as some spae of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and
gifts, And as he went out of the temple, one of his dis!iples saith unto him, /aster, see what manner of
stones and what buildings are here(
. fishermen 8uestion Jesus
As for these things whi!h ye behold, the days will !ome, in the whi!h there shall not be left one stone
upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great
buildings5 there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat
upon the mount of -li#es o#er against the temple, 'eter and James and John and Andrew ased him
pri#ately, Tell us, when shall these things be5 and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be
fulfilled5 And they ased him, saying, /aster, but when shall these things be5 and what sign will
there be when these things shall !ome to pass5 and what shall be the sign of thy !oming, and of the end
of the world5
Jesus teaches about the -n# coming
And Jesus answering them began to say, Tae heed lest any man de!ei#e you0 And he said, Tae heed
that ye be not de!ei#ed0 for many shall !ome in my name, saying, I am )hrist; and the time draweth
near0 and shall de!ei#e many. go ye not therefore after them. And when ye shall hear of wars and
rumours of wars, and !ommotions, be not terrified0 be ye not troubled0 see that ye be not troubled0 for
all these things must !ome to pass, but the end is not yet. the end is not by and by. Then said he unto
them, )ation shall rise against nation, and ingdom against ingdom0 And great earth;uaes shall be in
di#ers pla!es, and famines, and troubles0 and pestilen!es; and fearful sights and great signs shall there
be from hea#en. All these are the beginning of sorrows. *ut tae heed to yoursel#es0 *ut he that shall
endure unto the end, the same shall be sa#ed. *ut before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
perse!ute you, for they shall deli#er you up to !oun!ils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten0 and
into prisons, being brought before ings and rulers for my name3s sae. for a testimony against them.
Then shall they deli#er you up to be affli!ted, and shall ill you0 and ye shall be hated of all nations for
my name3s sae. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to
meditate before what ye shall answer0 "or I will gi#e you a mouth and wisdom, whi!h all your
ad#ersaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray
one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall de!ei#e many.
And be!ause ini;uity shall abound, the lo#e of many shall wa% !old. And ye shall be betrayed both by
parents, and brethren, and insfols, and friends; and some of you shall they !ause to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name3s sae. *ut there shall not an hair of your head perish.
In your patien!e possess ye your souls. *ut when they shall lead you, and deli#er you up, tae no
thought beforehand what ye shall spea, neither do ye premeditate0 but whatsoe#er shall be gi#en you
in that hour, that spea ye0 for it is not ye that spea, but the 1oly Ghost. )ow the brother shall betray
the brother to death, and the father the son; and !hildren shall rise up against their parents, and shall
!ause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name3s sae0 but he that shall
endure unto the end, the same shall be sa#ed And this gospel of the ingdom shall be prea!hed in all
the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end !ome. And when ye shall see Jerusalem
!ompassed with armies, then now that the desolation thereof is nigh. *ut when ye shall see the
abomination of desolation, spoen of by &aniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, in the holy
pla!e, 7let him that readeth understand,8 then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains0 and let
them whi!h are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the !ountries enter thereinto.
And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to tae any thing
out of his house0 And let him that is in the field not turn ba! again for to tae up his garment. "or these
be the days of #engean!e, that all things whi!h are written may be fulfilled. And e%!ept those days
should be shortened, there should no flesh be sa#ed0 but for the ele!t3s sae those days shall be
shortened. And woe unto them that are with !hild, and to them that gi#e su! in those days6 *ut woe
unto them that are with !hild, and to them that gi#e su!, in those days6 for there shall be great distress
in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led
away !apti#e into all nations0 and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of
the Gentiles be fulfilled. *ut pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day0
"or then shall be great tribulation, su!h as was not sin!e the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor
e#er shall be. "or in those days shall be affli!tion, su!h as was not from the beginning of the !reation
whi!h God !reated unto this time, neither shall be. And e%!ept that the 2ord had shortened those days,
no flesh should be sa#ed0 but for the ele!t3s sae, whom he hath !hosen, he hath shortened the days.
And then if any man shall say to you, 2o, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; belie#e him not0 "or false
Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to sedu!e, if it were possible,
e#en the ele!t. *ut tae ye heed0 behold, I ha#e foretold you all things. "or there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomu!h that, if it were possible,
they shall de!ei#e the #ery ele!t. *ehold, I ha#e told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you,
*ehold, he is in the desert; go not forth0 behold, he is in the se!ret !hambers; belie#e it not. "or as the
lightning !ometh out of the east, and shineth e#en unto the west; so shall also the !oming of the Son of
man be. "or wheresoe#er the !ar!ase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. And there shall be
signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with
perple%ity; the sea and the wa#es roaring; /en3s hearts failing them for fear, and for looing after those
things whi!h are !oming on the earth0 for the powers of hea#en shall be shaen. Immediately after the
tribulation of those days shall the sun be darened, and the moon shall not gi#e her light, and the stars
shall fall from hea#en, and the powers of the hea#ens shall be shaen0 And then shall appear the sign of
the Son of man in hea#en0 and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of
man !oming in the !louds of hea#en with power and great glory. And when these things begin to !ome
to pass, then loo up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. So ye in lie manner,
when ye shall see these things !ome to pass, now that it is nigh, even at the doors. <erily I say unto
you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 1ea#en and earth shall pass away0
but my words shall not pass away. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and
they shall gather together his ele!t from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the
uttermost part of hea#en. And then shall they see the Son of man !oming in a !loud with power and
great glory.
And he spae to them a parable; *ehold the fig tree, and all the trees; )ow learn a parable of the fig
tree; When her bran!h is yet tender, and putteth forth lea#es, When they now shoot forth, ye see and
now of your own sel#es that summer is now nigh at hand. that summer is near0 So liewise ye, when
ye shall see all these things, now that it is near, even at the doors. when ye see these things !ome to
pass, now ye that the ingdom of God is nigh at hand. <erily I say unto you, This generation shall not
pass away, till all be fulfilled. 1ea#en and earth shall pass away0 but my words shall not pass away.
And tae heed to yoursel#es, lest at any time your hearts be o#er!harged with surfeiting, and
drunenness, and !ares of this life, and so that day !ome upon you unawares. "or as a snare shall it
!ome on all them that dwell on the fa!e of the whole earth. Wat!h ye therefore, and pray always, that ye
may be a!!ounted worthy to es!ape all these things that shall !ome to pass, and to stand before the Son
of man. *ut of that day and that hour noweth no man, no, not the angels whi!h are in hea#en, neither
the Son, but the "ather. Tae ye heed, wat!h and pray0 for ye now not when the time is. *or the %on of
man is as a man taing a far 4ourney, who left his house, and ga#e authority to his ser#ants, and to
e#ery man his wor, and !ommanded the porter to wat!h. Wat!h ye therefore0 for ye now not when
the master of the house !ometh, at e#en, or at midnight, or at the !o!!rowing, or in the morning0
2est !oming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Wat!h. *ut as the
days of )oe were, so shall also the !oming of the Son of man be. "or as in the days that were before the
flood they were eating and drining, marrying and gi#ing in marriage, until the day that )oe entered
into the ar, And new not until the flood !ame, and too them all away; so shall also the !oming
of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taen, and the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taen, and the other left. Wat!h therefore0 for
ye now not what hour your 2ord doth !ome. *ut now this, that if the goodman of the house had
nown in what wat!h the thief would !ome, he would ha#e wat!hed, and would not ha#e suffered his
house to be broen up. Therefore be ye also ready0 for in su!h an hour as ye thin not the Son of man
!ometh. Who then is a faithful and wise ser#ant, whom his lord hath made ruler o#er his household, to
gi#e them meat in due season5 *lessed is that ser#ant, whom his lord when he !ometh shall find so
doing. <erily I say unto you, That he shall mae him ruler o#er all his goods. *ut and if that e#il
ser#ant shall say in his heart, /y lord delayeth his !oming; And shall begin to smite his fellowser#ants,
and to eat and drin with the drunen; The lord of that ser#ant shall !ome in a day when he looeth not
for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall !ut him asunder, and appoint him his portion
with the hypo!rites0 there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the ingdom of hea#en be
liened unto ten #irgins, whi!h too their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And fi#e of
them were wise, and fi#e were foolish. They that were foolish too their lamps, and too no oil with
them0 *ut the wise too oil in their #essels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all
slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a !ry made, *ehold, the bridegroom !ometh; go ye out
to meet him. Then all those #irgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise,
Gi#e us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. *ut the wise answered, saying, +ot so; lest there be not
enough for us and you0 but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yoursel#es. And while they went
to buy, the bridegroom !ame; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage0 and the door
was shut. Afterward !ame also the other #irgins, saying, 2ord, 2ord, open to us. *ut he answered and
said, <erily I say unto you, I now you not. Wat!h therefore, for ye now neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man !ometh. "or the kingdom of heaven is as a man tra#elling into a far !ountry,
who !alled his own ser#ants, and deli#ered unto them his goods. And unto one he ga#e fi#e talents, to
another two, and to another one; to e#ery man a!!ording to his se#eral ability; and straightway too his
4ourney. Then he that had re!ei#ed the fi#e talents went and traded with the same, and made them other
fi#e talents. And liewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. *ut he that had re!ei#ed
one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord3s money. After a long time the lord of those ser#ants
!ometh, and re!oneth with them. And so he that had re!ei#ed fi#e talents !ame and brought other fi#e
talents, saying, 2ord, thou deli#eredst unto me fi#e talents0 behold, I ha#e gained beside them fi#e
talents more. 1is lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful ser#ant0 thou hast been
faithful o#er a few things, I will mae thee ruler o#er many things0 enter thou into the 4oy of thy lord.
1e also that had re!ei#ed two talents !ame and said, 2ord, thou deli#eredst unto me two talents0
behold, I ha#e gained two other talents beside them. 1is lord said unto him, Well done, good and
faithful ser#ant; thou hast been faithful o#er a few things, I will mae thee ruler o#er many things0
enter thou into the 4oy of thy lord. Then he whi!h had re!ei#ed the one talent !ame and said, 2ord, I
new thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast
not strawed0 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth0 lo, there thou hast that is
thine. 1is lord answered and said unto him, Thou wi!ed and slothful ser#ant, thou newest
that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I ha#e not strawed0 Thou oughtest therefore to ha#e put
my money to the e%!hangers, and then at my !oming I should ha#e re!ei#ed mine own with usury.
Tae therefore the talent from him, and gi#e it unto him whi!h hath ten talents. "or unto e#ery one that
hath shall be gi#en, and he shall ha#e abundan!e0 but from him that hath not shall be taen away e#en
that whi!h he hath. And !ast ye the unprofitable ser#ant into outer darness0 there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth. When the Son of man shall !ome in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then
shall he sit upon the throne of his glory0 And before him shall be gathered all nations0 and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd di#ideth his sheep from the goats0 And he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the :ing say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of my "ather, inherit the ingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
world0 "or I was an hungred, and ye ga#e me meat0 I was thirsty, and ye ga#e me drin0 I was a
stranger, and ye too me in0 )aed, and ye !lothed me0 I was si!, and ye #isited me0 I was in prison,
and ye !ame unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, 2ord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and ga#e thee drin5 When saw we thee a stranger, and too thee in5
or naed, and !lothed thee? -r when saw we thee si!, or in prison, and !ame unto thee5 And the :ing
shall answer and say unto them, <erily I say unto you, Inasmu!h as ye ha#e done it unto one of the least
of these my brethren, ye ha#e done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
&epart from me, ye !ursed, into e#erlasting fire, prepared for the de#il and his angels0 "or I was an
hungred, and ye ga#e me no meat0 I was thirsty, and ye ga#e me no drin0 I was a stranger, and ye too
me not in0 naed, and ye !lothed me not0 si!, and in prison, and ye #isited me not. Then shall they also
answer him, saying, 2ord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naed, or si!, or
in prison, and did not minister unto thee5 Then shall he answer them, saying, <erily I say unto you,
Inasmu!h as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into
e#erlasting punishment0 but the righteous into life eternal.
Jesus pre#icts #ay of crucifixion
And it !ame to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his dis!iples, 9e now that
after two days is the feast of the passo#er, and the Son of man is betrayed to be !ru!ified.
People come early to hear Jesus teach
And in the day time he was tea!hing in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount
that is !alled the mount of -li#es. And all the people !ame early in the morning to him in the temple,
for to hear him.
Plot to 6ill Jesus
)ow the feast of unlea#ened bread drew nigh, whi!h is !alled the 'asso#er. And the !hief priests and
s!ribes sought how they might ill him; for they feared the people. After two days was the feast of the
passo#er, and of unlea#ened bread0 Then assembled together the !hief priests, and the s!ribes, and the
elders of the people, unto the pala!e of the high priest, who was !alled Caiaphas, sought how they
might tae him by !raft, and put him to death. And !onsulted that they might tae Jesus by subtilty, and
ill him. *ut they said, )ot on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Ju#as bargains to betray Jesus
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Is!ariot, being of the number of the twel#e. And he went his
way, and !ommuned with the !hief priests and !aptains, how he might betray him unto them. And said
unto them, What will ye gi#e me, and I will deli#er him unto you5 And they !o#enanted with him for
thirty pie!es of sil#er. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to gi#e him money. And
he sought how he might !on#eniently betray him. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray
him unto them in the absen!e of the multitude.
Peter E John sent to prepare for Passover
And the first day of unlea#ened bread, when they illed the passo#er, his dis!iples said unto him,
Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passo#er5 And he sent 'eter and John,
saying, Go and prepare us the passo#er, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that
we prepare5 And he sendeth forth two of his dis!iples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the !ity, *ehold,
when ye are entered into the !ity, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pit!her of water; follow him
into the house where he entereth in. And wheresoe#er he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the
house, The /aster saith, Where is the guest!hamber, where I shall eat the passo#er with my dis!iples5
and say unto him, The /aster saith, /y time is at hand; I will eep the passo#er at thy house with my
dis!iples. Where is the guest!hamber, where I shall eat the passo#er with my dis!iples5 And he will
shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared0 there mae ready for us. And his dis!iples went
forth, and !ame into the !ity, and found as he had said unto them0 and they made ready the passo#er.
The )or#'s $upper
And in the e#ening he !ometh with the twel#e. )ow before the feast of the passo#er, when Jesus new
that his hour was !ome that he should depart out of this world unto the "ather, ha#ing lo#ed his own
whi!h were in the world, he lo#ed them unto the end. And when the hour was !ome, he sat down, and
the twel#e apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I ha#e desired to eat this passo#er
with you before I suffer0 "or I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the
ingdom of God. And he too the !up, and ga#e thans, and said, Tae this, and di#ide it among
yoursel#es0 *ut I say unto you, I will not drin hen!eforth of this fruit of the #ine, until that day when I
drin it new with you in my "ather3s ingdom. until the ingdom of God shall !ome. until that day that
I drin it new in the ingdom of God. And he too bread, and ga#e thans, and brae it, and ga#e unto
them, saying, This is my body whi!h is gi#en for you0 this do in remembran!e of me. Tae, eat0 this is
my body. And he too the !up, and ga#e thans, and ga#e it to them, saying, &rin ye all of it; and they
all dran of it. This !up is the new testament in my blood, whi!h is shed for you. "or this is my blood
of the new testament, whi!h is shed for many for the remission of sins. And as they sat and did eat,
Jesus said, <erily I say unto you, -ne of you whi!h eateth with me shall betray me. *ut, behold, the
hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. 1e that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the
same shall betray me. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined0 as it is written of him0 but
woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed6 good were it for that man if he had ne#er been
born. And they were e%!eeding sorrowful, and began e#ery one of them to say unto him, 2ord, is it I5
and to say unto him one by one, !s it I5 and another said, !s it I5 And he answered and said unto them,
!t is one of the twel#e, that dippeth with me in the dish. Then Judas, whi!h betrayed him, answered and
said, /aster, is it I5 1e said unto him, Thou hast said.
7ispute about the greatest #isciple
And they began to en;uire among themsel#es, whi!h of them it was that should do this thing. And there
was also a strife among them, whi!h of them should be a!!ounted the greatest. And he said unto them,
The ings of the Gentiles e%er!ise lordship o#er them; and they that e%er!ise authority upon them are
!alled benefa!tors. *ut ye shall not be so0 but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger;
and he that is !hief, as he that doth ser#e. "or whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that
ser#eth5 is not he that sitteth at meat5 but I am among you as he that ser#eth. 9e are they whi!h ha#e
!ontinued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a ingdom, as my "ather hath appointed
unto me;That ye may eat and drin at my table in my ingdom, and sit on thrones 4udging the twel#e
tribes of Israel.
And supper being ended, the de#il ha#ing now put into the heart of Judas Is!ariot, Simon3s son, to
betray him; Jesus nowing that the "ather had gi#en all things into his hands, and that he was !ome
from God, and went to God;
Jesus washes the dis!iples feet
1e riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and too a towel, and girded himself. After that he
poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the dis!iples3 feet, and to wipe them with the towel
wherewith he was girded. Then !ometh he to Simon 'eter0 and 'eter saith unto him, 2ord, dost thou
wash my feet5 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou nowest not now; but thou shalt
now hereafter. 'eter saith unto him, Thou shalt ne#er wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash
thee not, thou hast no part with me.Simon 'eter saith unto him, 2ord, not my feet only, but also my
hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, 1e that is washed needeth not sa#e to wash his feet, but is !lean
e#ery whit0 and ye are !lean, but not all. "or he new who should betray him; therefore said he, 9e are
not all !lean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taen his garments, and was set down again, he
said unto them, :now ye what I ha#e done to you5 9e !all me /aster and 2ord0 and ye say well; for so
I am.If I then, your 2ord and /aster, ha#e washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another3s feet.
"or I ha#e gi#en you an e%ample, that ye should do as I ha#e done to you. <erily, #erily, I say unto you,
The ser#ant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye now
these things, happy are ye if ye do them. I spea not of you all0 I now whom I ha#e !hosen0 but that
the s!ripture may be fulfilled, 1e that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. )ow I
tell you before it !ome, that, when it is !ome to pass, ye may belie#e that I am he. <erily, #erily, I say
unto you, 1e that re!ei#eth whomsoe#er I send re!ei#eth me; and he that re!ei#eth me re!ei#eth him
that sent me.
'eter satan desire3s to sift you
And the 2ord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as
wheat0 *ut I ha#e prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not0 and when thou art !on#erted, strengthen thy
brethren. And he said unto him, 2ord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he
said, I tell thee, 'eter, the !o! shall not !row this day, before that thou shalt thri!e deny that thou
nowest me. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and s!rip, and shoes, la!ed
ye any thing5 And they said, )othing. Then said he unto them, *ut now, he that hath a purse, let him
tae it, and liewise his s!rip0 and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. "or I
say unto you, that this that is written must yet be a!!omplished in me, And he was re!oned among the
transgressors0 for the things !on!erning me ha#e an end. And they said, 2ord, behold, here are two
swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Jesus e%poses and sends away Judas
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, <erily, #erily, I say unto
you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the dis!iples looed one on another, doubting of whom he
spae. )ow there was leaning on Jesus3 bosom one of his dis!iples, whom Jesus lo#ed. Simon 'eter
therefore be!oned to him, that he should as who it should be of whom he spae. 1e then lying on
Jesus3 breast saith unto him, 2ord, who is it5 Jesus answered, 1e it is, to whom I shall gi#e a sop, when
I ha#e dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he ga#e it to Judas Is!ariot, the son of Simon. And
after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do ;ui!ly.
)ow no man at the table new for what intent he spae this unto him. "or some of them thought,
be!ause Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, *uy those things that we ha#e need of against
the feast; or, that he should gi#e something to the poor. 1e then ha#ing re!ei#ed the sop went
immediately out0 and it was night.
'arables and !omfort
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, )ow is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in
him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify
him. 2ittle !hildren, yet a little while I am with you. 9e shall see me0 and as I said unto the Jews,
Whither I go, ye !annot !ome; so now I say to you. A new !ommandment I gi#e unto you, That ye lo#e
one another; as I ha#e lo#ed you, that ye also lo#e one another. *y this shall all men now that ye are
my dis!iples, if ye ha#e lo#e one to another. Simon 'eter said unto him, 2ord, whither goest thou5
Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou !anst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
'eter said unto him, 2ord, why !annot I follow thee now5 I will lay down my life for thy sae. Jesus
answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sae5 <erily, #erily, I say unto thee, The !o! shall
not !row, till thou hast denied me thri!e. 2et not your heart be troubled0 ye belie#e in God, belie#e also
in me.
In my "ather3s house
In my "ather3s house are many mansions0 if it were not so, I would ha#e told you. I go to prepare a
pla!e for you. And if I go and prepare a pla!e for you, I will !ome again, and re!ei#e you unto myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye now, and the way ye now.
Thomas ass where 1e is going
Thomas saith unto him, 2ord, we now not whither thou goest; and how !an we now the way5 Jesus
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life0 no man !ometh unto the "ather, but by me. If ye
had nown me, ye should ha#e nown my "ather also0 and from hen!eforth ye now him, and ha#e
seen him.
'hilip ass to see the "ather
'hilip saith unto him, 2ord, shew us the "ather, and it suffi!eth us. Jesus saith unto him, 1a#e I been so
long time with you, and yet hast thou not nown me, 'hilip5 he that hath seen me hath seen the "ather;
and how sayest thou then, Shew us the "ather5 *elie#est thou not that I am in the "ather, and the "ather
in me5 the words that I spea unto you I spea not of myself0 but the "ather that dwelleth in me, he
doeth the wors. *elie#e me that I am in the "ather, and the "ather in me0 or else belie#e me for the
#ery wors3 sae. <erily, #erily, I say unto you, 1e that belie#eth on me, the wors that I do shall he do
also; and greater works than these shall he do; be!ause I go unto my "ather. And whatsoe#er ye shall
as in my name, that will I do, that the "ather may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall as any thing in
my name, I will do it. If ye lo#e me, eep my !ommandments.
The !omforter promised>The Spirit of Truth
And I will pray the "ather, and he shall gi#e you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for
e#er; ,ven the Spirit of truth; whom the world !annot re!ei#e, be!ause it seeth him not, neither
noweth him0 but ye now him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not lea#e you
!omfortless0 I will !ome to you. 9et a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me0
be!ause I li#e, ye shall li#e also. At that day ye shall now that I am in my "ather, and ye in me, and I
in you. 1e that hath my !ommandments, and eepeth them, he it is that lo#eth me0 and he that lo#eth
me shall be lo#ed of my "ather, and I will lo#e him, and will manifest myself to him.
1ow will you re#eal yourself to us and not men
Judas saith unto him, not Is!ariot, 2ord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto
the world5 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man lo#e me, he will eep my words0 and my "ather
will lo#e him, and we will !ome unto him, and mae our abode with him. 1e that lo#eth me not
eepeth not my sayings0 and the word whi!h ye hear is not mine, but the "ather3s whi!h sent me. These
things ha#e I spoen unto you, being yet present with you. *ut the Comforter, which is the 1oly Ghost,
whom the "ather will send in my name, he shall tea!h you all things, and bring all things to your
remembran!e, whatsoe#er I ha#e said unto you. 'ea!e I lea#e with you, my pea!e I gi#e unto you0 not
as the world gi#eth, gi#e I unto you. 2et not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.9e ha#e
heard how I said unto you, I go away, and !ome again unto you. If ye lo#ed me, ye would re4oi!e,
be!ause I said, I go unto the "ather0 for my "ather is greater than I. And now I ha#e told you before it
!ome to pass, that, when it is !ome to pass, ye might belie#e. 1ereafter I will not tal mu!h with you0
for the prin!e of this world !ometh, and hath nothing in me. *ut that the world may now that I lo#e
the "ather; and as the "ather ga#e me !ommandment, e#en so I do. Arise, let us go hen!e.
I am the #ine
I am the true #ine, and my "ather is the husbandman. $#ery bran!h in me that beareth not fruit he
taeth away0 and e#ery branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. )ow
ye are !lean through the word whi!h I ha#e spoen unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the bran!h
!annot bear fruit of itself, e%!ept it abide in the #ine; no more !an ye, e%!ept ye abide in me. I am the
#ine, ye are the bran!hes0 1e that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth mu!h fruit0 for
without me ye !an do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is !ast forth as a bran!h, and is withered;
and men gather them, and !ast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall as what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 1erein is my "ather glorified, that
ye bear mu!h fruit; so shall ye be my dis!iples. As the "ather hath lo#ed me, so ha#e I lo#ed you0
!ontinue ye in my lo#e. If ye eep my !ommandments, ye shall abide in my lo#e; e#en as I ha#e ept
my "ather3s !ommandments, and abide in his lo#e. These things ha#e I spoen unto you, that my 4oy
might remain in you, and that your 4oy might be full. This is my !ommandment, That ye lo#e one
another, as I ha#e lo#ed you. Greater lo#e hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friends. 9e are my friends, if ye do whatsoe#er I !ommand you. 1en!eforth I !all you not ser#ants; for
the ser#ant noweth not what his lord doeth0 but I ha#e !alled you friends; for all things that I ha#e
heard of my "ather I ha#e made nown unto you. 9e ha#e not !hosen me, but I ha#e !hosen you, and
ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain0 that whatsoe#er
ye shall as of the "ather in my name, he may gi#e it you. These things I !ommand you, that ye lo#e
one another.
The world hated me first
If the world hate you, ye now that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world
would lo#e his own0 but be!ause ye are not of the world, but I ha#e !hosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you. ,emember the word that I said unto you, The ser#ant is not greater than
his lord. If they ha#e perse!uted me, they will also perse!ute you; if they ha#e ept my saying, they
will eep yours also. *ut all these things will they do unto you for my name3s sae, be!ause they now
not him that sent me. If I had not !ome and spoen unto them, they had not had sin0 but now they ha#e
no !loe for their sin. 1e that hateth me hateth my "ather also. If I had not done among them the wors
whi!h none other man did, they had not had sin0 but now ha#e they both seen and hated both me and
my "ather. *ut this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They
hated me without a !ause.
The !omforter will testify of Jesus
*ut when the Comforter is !ome, whom I will send unto you from the "ather, even the Spirit of truth,
whi!h pro!eedeth from the "ather, he shall testify of me0 And ye also shall bear witness, be!ause ye
ha#e been with me from the beginning. These things ha#e I spoen unto you, that ye should not be
offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues0 yea, the time !ometh, that whosoe#er illeth you
will thin that he doeth God ser#i!e. And these things will they do unto you, be!ause they ha#e not
nown the "ather, nor me. *ut these things ha#e I told you, that when the time shall !ome, ye may
remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, be!ause I was
with you.
)ow I go and will send the !omforter
*ut now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you aseth me, Whither goest thou5 *ut
be!ause I ha#e said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. )e#ertheless I tell you the
truth; It is e%pedient for you that I go away0 for if I go not away, the Comforter will not !ome unto you;
but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is !ome, he will repro#e the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of 4udgment0 -f sin, be!ause they belie#e not on me; -f righteousness, be!ause I go
to my "ather, and ye see me no more; -f 4udgment, be!ause the prin!e of this world is 4udged. I ha#e
yet many things to say unto you, but ye !annot bear them now.
The spirit of truth will guide you
1owbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is !ome, he will guide you into all truth0 for he shall not spea of
himself; but whatsoe#er he shall hear, that shall he spea0 and he will shew you things to !ome. 1e
shall glorify me0 for he shall re!ei#e of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the "ather hath
are mine0 therefore said I, that he shall tae of mine, and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and ye
shall not see me0 and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, be!ause I go to the "ather.
Then said some of his dis!iples among themsel#es, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and
ye shall not see me0 and again, a little while, and ye shall see me0 and, *e!ause I go to the "ather5 They
said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while5 we !annot tell what he saith. )ow Jesus new
that they were desirous to as him, and said unto them, &o ye en;uire among yoursel#es of that I said,
A little while, and ye shall not see me0 and again, a little while, and ye shall see me5 <erily, #erily, I say
unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall re4oi!e0 and ye shall be sorrowful, but
your sorrow shall be turned into 4oy. A woman when she is in tra#ail hath sorrow, be!ause her hour is
!ome0 but as soon as she is deli#ered of the !hild, she remembereth no more the anguish, for 4oy that a
man is born into the world. And ye now therefore ha#e sorrow0 but I will see you again, and your heart
shall re4oi!e, and your 4oy no man taeth from you. And in that day ye shall as me nothing. <erily,
#erily, I say unto you, Whatsoe#er ye shall as the "ather in my name, he will gi#e it you. 1itherto
ha#e ye ased nothing in my name0 as, and ye shall re!ei#e, that your 4oy may be full. These things
ha#e I spoen unto you in pro#erbs0 but the time !ometh, when I shall no more spea unto you in
pro#erbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the "ather. At that day ye shall as in my name0 and I say not
unto you, that I will pray the "ather for you0 "or the "ather himself lo#eth you, be!ause ye ha#e lo#ed
me, and ha#e belie#ed that I !ame out from God. I !ame forth from the "ather, and am !ome into the
world0 again, I lea#e the world, and go to the "ather. 1is dis!iples said unto him, 2o, now speaest thou
plainly, and speaest no pro#erb. )ow are we sure that thou nowest all things, and needest not that
any man should as thee0 by this we belie#e that thou !amest forth from God.
Jesus answered them, &o ye now belie#e5 *ehold, the hour !ometh, yea, is now !ome, that ye shall be
s!attered, e#ery man to his own, and shall lea#e me alone0 and yet I am not alone, be!ause the "ather is
with me. These things I ha#e spoen unto you, that in me ye might ha#e pea!e. In the world ye shall
ha#e tribulation0 but be of good !heer; I ha#e o#er!ome the world.
The hour has !ome "ather
These words spae Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to hea#en, and said, "ather, the hour is !ome; glorify
thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee0 As thou hast gi#en him power o#er all flesh, that he should
gi#e eternal life to as many as thou hast gi#en him. And this is life eternal, that they might now thee
the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I ha#e glorified thee on the earth0 I ha#e
finished the wor whi!h thou ga#est me to do. And now, - "ather, glorify thou me with thine own self
with the glory whi!h I had with thee before the world was. I ha#e manifested thy name unto the men
whi!h thou ga#est me out of the world0 thine they were, and thou ga#est them me; and they ha#e ept
thy word. )ow they ha#e nown that all things whatsoe#er thou hast gi#en me are of thee. "or I ha#e
gi#en unto them the words whi!h thou ga#est me; and they ha#e re!ei#ed them, and ha#e nown surely
that I !ame out from thee, and they ha#e belie#ed that thou didst send me. I pray for them0 I pray not
for the world, but for them whi!h thou hast gi#en me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and
thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the
world, and I !ome to thee. 1oly "ather, eep through thine own name those whom thou hast gi#en me,
that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I ept them in thy name0 those
that thou ga#est me I ha#e ept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the s!ripture
might be fulfilled. And now !ome I to thee; and these things I spea in the world, that they might ha#e
my 4oy fulfilled in themsel#es. I ha#e gi#en them thy word; and the world hath hated them, be!ause
they are not of the world, e#en as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest tae them out of
the world, but that thou shouldest eep them from the e#il. They are not of the world, e#en as I am not
of the world. San!tify them through thy truth0 thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world,
e#en so ha#e I also sent them into the world. And for their saes I san!tify myself, that they also might
be san!tified through the truth. )either pray I for these alone, but for them also whi!h shall belie#e on
me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, "ather, art in me, and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us0 that the world may belie#e that thou hast sent me. And the glory whi!h thou ga#est
me I ha#e gi#en them; that they may be one, e#en as we are one0 I in them, and thou in me, that they
may be made perfe!t in one; and that the world may now that thou hast sent me, and hast lo#ed them,
as thou hast lo#ed me. "ather, I will that they also, whom thou hast gi#en me, be with me where I am;
that they may behold my glory, whi!h thou hast gi#en me0 for thou lo#edst me before the foundation
of the world. - righteous "ather, the world hath not nown thee0 but I ha#e nown thee, and these
ha#e nown that thou hast sent me. And I ha#e de!lared unto them thy name, and will de!lare it: that
the lo#e wherewith thou hast lo#ed me may be in them, and I in them.
They sing a hymn and go
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of -li#es. Then saith Jesus unto them,
All ye shall be offended be!ause of me this night0 for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the
sheep of the flo! shall be s!attered abroad. *ut after I am risen again, I will go before you into
Galilee. 'eter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended be!ause of thee,
yet will I ne#er be offended. And Jesus saith unto him, <erily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this
night, before the !o! !row twi!e, thou shalt deny me thri!e. 'eter said unto him, the more #ehemently,
If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. 2iewise also said they all.
Christ3s agony in the garden
When Jesus had spoen these words, he went forth with his dis!iples o#er the broo Cedron, where
was a garden, into the whi!h he entered, and his dis!iples. And Judas also, whi!h betrayed him, new
the pla!e0 for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his dis!iples. And he !ame out, and went, as he was
wont, to the mount of -li#es; and his dis!iples also followed him. Then !ometh Jesus with them unto a
pla!e !alled Gethsemane, and saith unto the dis!iples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he
too with him 'eter and the two sons of (ebedee, James and John, and began to be sorrowful sore
ama+ed, and to be #ery hea#y; And when he was at the pla!e, he said unto them, 'ray that ye enter not
into temptation. Then saith he unto them, /y soul is e%!eeding sorrowful, e#en unto death0 tarry ye
here, and wat!h with me. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it
were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone3s !ast,
and neeled down, and prayed, Saying, "ather, if thou be willing, remo#e this !up from me0
ne#ertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And he went a little further, and fell on his fa!e, and
prayed, saying, - my "ather, if it be possible, let this !up pass from me0 ne#ertheless not as I will, but
as thou wilt. And he said, Abba, "ather, all things are possible unto thee; tae away this !up from me0
ne#ertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. And there appeared an angel unto him from hea#en,
strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly0 and his sweat was as it were great
drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was !ome to his
dis!iples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, And he !ometh unto the dis!iples, and findeth them
asleep, and saith unto 'eter, What, !ould ye not wat!h with me one hour5 And he !ometh, and findeth
them sleeping, and saith unto 'eter, Simon, sleepest thou5 !ouldest not thou wat!h one hour5 Wat!h ye
and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh
is wea. 1e went away again the se!ond time, and prayed, saying, - my "ather, if this !up may not
pass away from me, e%!ept I drin it, thy will be done. And when he returned, he found them asleep
again, 7for their eyes were hea#y,8 neither wist they what to answer him. And he left them, and went
away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. And he !ometh the third time, and saith
unto them, Sleep on now, and tae your rest0 it is enough, the hour is !ome; behold, the Son of man is
betrayed into the hands of sinners. Then !ometh he to his dis!iples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now,
and tae your rest0 behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
,ise, let us be going0 behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Jesus arrest
,ise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And while he yet spae, lo, Judas, one of the
twel#e, !ame, and with him a great multitude with swords and sta#es, from the !hief priests and elders
of the people. And immediately, while he yet spae, !ometh Judas, one of the twel#e, Judas then,
ha#ing re!ei#ed a band of men and offi!ers from the !hief priests and 'harisees, !ometh thither with
lanterns and tor!hes and weapons. Jesus therefore, nowing all things that should !ome upon him, went
forth, and said unto them, Whom see ye5 They answered him, Jesus of )a+areth. Jesus saith unto
them, I am he. And Judas also, whi!h betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto
them, I am he, they went ba!ward, and fell to the ground. Then ased he them again, Whom see ye5
And they said, Jesus of )a+areth. Jesus answered, I ha#e told you that I am he: if therefore ye see me,
let these go their way0 That the saying might be fulfilled, whi!h he spae, -f them whi!h thou ga#est
me ha#e I lost none. )ow he that betrayed him ga#e them a sign, saying, Whomsoe#er I shall iss, that
same is he0 hold him fast. And forthwith he !ame to Jesus, and said, 1ail, master; and issed him. And
he that betrayed him had gi#en them a toen, saying, Whomsoe#er I shall iss, that same is he; tae
him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was !ome, he goeth straightway to him, and saith,
/aster, master; and issed him. *ut Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a
iss5
And Jesus said unto him, "riend, wherefore art thou !ome5 Then !ame they, and laid hands on Jesus,
and too him. When they whi!h were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, 2ord,
shall we smite with the sword5 Then Simon 'eter ha#ing a sword drew it, and smote the high priest3s
ser#ant, and !ut off his right ear. The ser#ant3s name was /al!hus. Then said Jesus unto 'eter, 'ut up
thy sword into the sheath0 the !up whi!h my "ather hath gi#en me, shall I not drin it5 Then said Jesus
unto him, 'ut up again thy sword into his pla!e0 for all they that tae the sword shall perish with the
sword. Thinest thou that I !annot now pray to my "ather, and he shall presently gi#e me more than
twel#e legions of angels5 *ut how then shall the s!riptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be5 And Jesus
answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he tou!hed his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the
!hief priests, and !aptains of the temple, and the elders, whi!h were !ome to him, *e ye !ome out, as
against a thief, with swords and sta#es5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye !ome out, as
against a thief, with swords and with sta#es to tae me5 I sat daily with you tea!hing in the temple, and
ye laid no hold on me. but this is your hour, and the power of darness. *ut all this was done, that the
s!riptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the dis!iples forsoo him, and fled. And there
followed him a !ertain young man, ha#ing a linen !loth !ast about his naed body; and the young men
laid hold on him0 And he left the linen !loth, and fled from them naed.
*efore the 1igh priests
Then the band and the !aptain and offi!ers of the Jews too Jesus, and bound him, And led him away to
Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, whi!h was the high priest that same year. )ow
Caiaphas was he, whi!h ga#e !ounsel to the Jews, that it was e%pedient that one man should die for the
people. And they led Jesus away to the high priest0 and with him were assembled all the !hief
priests and the elders and the s!ribes. And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the s!ribes and the elders were assembled. And Simon 'eter followed Jesus, and
so did another dis!iple0 that dis!iple was nown unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the
pala!e of the high priest. *ut 'eter stood at the door without. Then went out that other dis!iple, whi!h
was nown unto the high priest, and spae unto her that ept the door, and brought in 'eter. *ut 'eter
followed him afar off unto the high priest3s pala!e, and went in, and sat with the ser#ants, to see the
end. And 'eter followed him afar off, e#en into the pala!e of the high priest0 and he sat with the
ser#ants, and warmed himself at the fire. And when they had indled a fire in the midst of the hall, and
were set down together, 'eter sat down among them.
'eter denies Christ
)ow 'eter sat without in the pala!e0 And as 'eter was beneath in the pala!e, there !ometh one of the
maids of the high priest0 And when she saw 'eter warming himself, she looed upon him, beheld him
as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looed upon him, Then saith the damsel that ept the door unto
'eter, Art not thou also one of this man3s dis!iples5 Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. and said, This
man was also with him. 1e saith, I am not. *ut he denied before them all, saying, I now not what thou
sayest. Woman, I now him not. I now not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out
into the por!h; and the !o! !rew. And when he was gone out into the por!h, another maid saw him,
and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of )a+areth. and began to say to
them that stood by, This is one of them. And Simon 'eter stood and warmed himself. They said
therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his dis!iples5 And again he denied with an oath, I do not
now the man. And 'eter said, /an, I am not. And the se!ond time the !o! !rew. And 'eter !alled to
mind the word that Jesus said unto him, *efore the !o! !row twi!e, thou shalt deny me thri!e. And
when he thought thereon, he wept. And about the spa!e of one hour after another !onfidently affirmed,
saying, -f a truth this fellow also was with him0 for he is a Galilaean. they that stood by said again to
'eter, Surely thou art one of them0 for thou art a Galilaean, and thy spee!h agreeth thereto. Surely thou
also art one of them; for thy spee!h bewrayeth thee. -ne of the ser#ants of the high priest, being his
insman whose ear 'eter !ut off, saith, &id not I see thee in the garden with him5 Then began he to
!urse and to swear, saying, I now not the man. I now not this man of whom ye spea. I now not
what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spae, the !o! !rew. And the 2ord turned, and looed
upon 'eter. And 'eter remembered the word of the 2ord, how he had said unto him, *efore the !o!
!row, thou shalt deny me thri!e. And 'eter went out, and wept bitterly.
*efore the 1igh priests
The high priest then ased Jesus of his dis!iples, and of his do!trine. Jesus answered him, I spae
openly to the world; I e#er taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort;
and in se!ret ha#e I said nothing. Why asest thou me5 as them whi!h heard me, what I ha#e said unto
them0 behold, they now what I said. And when he had thus spoen, one of the offi!ers whi!h stood by
stru! Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so5 Jesus answered him,
If I ha#e spoen e#il, bear witness of the e#il0 but if well, why smitest thou me5 )ow Annas had sent
him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. )ow the !hief priests, and elders, and all the !oun!il, sought
false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; And the !hief priests and all the !oun!il sought for
witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. "or many bare false witness against him, but
their witness agreed not together. *ut found none0 yea, though many false witnesses !ame, yet found
they none. At the last !ame two false witnesses, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is
made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. I am able to destroy
the temple of God, and to build it in three days. *ut neither so did their witness agree together. And the
high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing5 what is it which these witness against
thee5 *ut Jesus held his pea!e. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I ad4ure thee by the
li#ing God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. *ut he held his pea!e, and
answered nothing. Again the high priest ased him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of
the *lessed5 And Jesus said, I am0 Thou hast said0 ne#ertheless I say unto you, 1ereafter shall ye see
the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and !oming in the !louds of hea#en. Then the high
priest rent his !lothes, saying, 1e hath spoen blasphemy; what further need ha#e we of witnesses5 9e
ha#e heard the blasphemy0 what thin ye5 And they all !ondemned him to be guilty of death. What
thin ye5 They answered and said, 1e is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his fa!e, and buffeted
him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, And the men that held Jesus mo!ed him, and
smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they stru! him on the fa!e, And some began to spit
on him, and to !o#er his fa!e, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, 'rophesy0 and the ser#ants did
strie him with the palms of their hands. Saying, 'rophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
thee5 And many other things blasphemously spae they against him.
2ed to 'ilate
And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the !hief priests and the s!ribes !ame together,
and led him into their !oun!il, saying, Art thou the Christ5 tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you,
ye will not belie#e0 And if I also as you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. 1ereafter shall the Son
of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God5 And
he said unto them, 9e say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness5 for we oursel#es
ha#e heard of his own mouth. And straightway in the morning the !hief priests held a !onsultation
against Jesus to put him to death0 with the elders and s!ribes and the whole !oun!il, And when they had
bound him, they led him away, from Caiaphas unto the hall of 4udgment0 and it was early; and they
themsel#es went not into the 4udgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the
passo#er. and deli#ered him to 'ontius 'ilate the go#ernor. And the whole multitude of them arose, and
led him unto 'ilate.
Judas ills himself
Then Judas, whi!h had betrayed him, when he saw that he was !ondemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pie!es of sil#er to the !hief priests and elders, Saying, I ha#e sinned in that I
ha#e betrayed the inno!ent blood. And they said, What is that to us5 see thou to that. And he !ast down
the pie!es of sil#er in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the !hief priests
too the sil#er pie!es, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, be!ause it is the pri!e
of blood. And they too !ounsel, and bought with them the potter3s field, to bury strangers in.
Wherefore that field was !alled, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that whi!h was
spoen by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they too the thirty pie!es of sil#er, the pri!e of him that
was #alued, whom they of the !hildren of Israel did #alue; And ga#e them for the potter3s field, as the
2ord appointed me.
*efore 'ilate
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of 4udgment0 and it was early; and they themsel#es
went not into the 4udgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passo#er.
And straightway in the morning all the !hief priests and elders of the people held a !onsultation with
the elders and s!ribes and the whole !oun!il, all the !hief priests and elders of the people too !ounsel
against Jesus to put him to death0 And the whole multitude of them arose, And when they had bound
him, they led him away, and deli#ered him to 'ontius 'ilate the go#ernor. 'ilate then went out unto
them, and said, What a!!usation bring ye against this man5 They answered and said unto him, If he
were not a malefa!tor, we would not ha#e deli#ered him up unto thee. And they began to a!!use him,
saying, We found this fellow per#erting the nation, and forbidding to gi#e tribute to Caesar, saying that
he himself is Christ a :ing. And Jesus stood before the go#ernor0 and the go#ernor 'ilate ased him,
saying, Art thou the :ing of the Jews5 And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said 'ilate
unto them, Tae ye him, and 4udge him a!!ording to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is
not lawful for us to put any man to death0 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, whi!h he spae,
signifying what death he should die. Then 'ilate entered into the 4udgment hall again, and !alled Jesus,
and said unto him, Art thou the :ing of the Jews5 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself,
or did others tell it thee of me5 'ilate answered, Am I a Jew5 Thine own nation and the !hief priests
ha#e deli#ered thee unto me0 what hast thou done5 Jesus answered, /y ingdom is not of this world0 if
my ingdom were of this world, then would my ser#ants fight, that I should not be deli#ered to the
Jews0 but now is my ingdom not from hen!e. 'ilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a ing then5
Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a ing. To this end was I born, and for this !ause !ame I into the
world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. $#ery one that is of the truth heareth my #oi!e. 'ilate
saith unto him, What is truth5 And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith
unto them, I find in him no fault at all. Then said 'ilate to the !hief priests and to the people, I find no
fault in this man. And they were the more fier!e, saying, 1e stirreth up the people, tea!hing throughout
all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this pla!e. When 'ilate heard of Galilee, he ased whether the man
were a Galilaean. And as soon as he new that he belonged unto 1erod3s 4urisdi!tion, he sent him to
1erod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. And when 1erod saw Jesus, he was e%!eeding
glad0 for he was desirous to see him of a long season, be!ause he had heard many things of him; and he
hoped to ha#e seen some mira!le done by him. Then he ;uestioned with him in many words; but he
answered him nothing. And the !hief priests and s!ribes stood and #ehemently a!!used him. And 1erod
with his men of war set him at nought, and mo!ed him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent
him again to 'ilate. And the same day 'ilate and 1erod were made friends together0 for before they
were at enmity between themsel#es.
And when he was a!!used of the !hief priests and elders, he answered nothing. And the !hief priests
a!!used him of many things0 but he answered nothing. Then said 'ilate unto him, 1earest thou not how
many things they witness against thee5 And 'ilate ased him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing5
behold how many things they witness against thee. And he answered him to ne#er a word; insomu!h
that the go#ernor mar#elled greatly. And 'ilate, when he had !alled together the !hief priests and the
rulers and the people, Said unto them, 9e ha#e brought this man unto me, as one that per#erteth the
people0 and, behold, I, ha#ing e%amined him before you, ha#e found no fault in this man tou!hing those
things whereof ye a!!use him0 )o, nor yet 1erod0 for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of
death is done unto him. I will therefore !hastise him, and release him. 7"or of ne!essity he must release
one unto them at the feast.8 )ow at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoe#er they
desired. the go#ernor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had
then a notable prisoner, !alled *arabbas. which lay bound with them that had made insurre!tion with
him, who had !ommitted murder in the insurre!tion. And the multitude !rying aloud began to desire
him to do as he had e#er done unto them. Therefore when they were gathered together, 'ilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release unto you5 *arabbas, or Jesus whi!h is !alled Christ5 Will ye that I
release unto you the :ing of the Jews5 "or he new that the !hief priests had deli#ered him for en#y.
When he was set down on the 4udgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, 1a#e thou nothing to do
with that 4ust man0 for I ha#e suffered many things this day in a dream be!ause of him. *ut the !hief
priests mo#ed the people, that he should rather release *arabbas unto them. the !hief priests and elders
persuaded the multitude that they should as *arabbas, and destroy Jesus. And they !ried out all at
on!e, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us *arabbas0 7Who for a !ertain sedition made in
the !ity, and for murder, was !ast into prison.8 *ut ye ha#e a !ustom, that I should release unto you one
at the passo#er0 will ye therefore that I release unto you the :ing of the Jews5 The go#ernor answered
and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you5 Then !ried they all again,
saying, )ot this man, but *arabbas. )ow *arabbas was a robber. And 'ilate answered and said again
unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye !all the :ing of the Jews5 What shall I
do then with Jesus whi!h is !alled Christ5 They all say unto him, 2et him be !ru!ified. And they !ried
out again, Cru!ify him. 'ilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spae again to them. *ut they !ried,
saying, Cru!ify him, !ru!ify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what e#il hath he done5 I
ha#e found no !ause of death in him0 I will therefore !hastise him, and let him go. And they !ried out
the more e%!eedingly, Cru!ify him. saying, 2et him be !ru!ified. And they were instant with loud
#oi!es, re;uiring that he might be !ru!ified. And the #oi!es of them and of the !hief priests pre#ailed.
When 'ilate saw that he !ould pre#ail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he too water, and
washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am inno!ent of the blood of this 4ust person0 see ye to
it. Then answered all the people, and said, 1is blood be on us, and on our !hildren. And 'ilate ga#e
senten!e that it should be as they re;uired. And so 'ilate, willing to !ontent the people, released
*arabbas unto them, and deli#ered Jesus, And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder
was !ast into prison, whom they had desired; but he deli#ered Jesus to their will. Then 'ilate therefore
too Jesus, and s!ourged him. and when he had s!ourged Jesus, he deli#ered him to be !ru!ified. Then
the soldiers of the go#ernor too Jesus into the !ommon hall, !alled 'raetorium; and they !all together
the whole band. and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on
him a s!arlet robe. And they !lothed him with purple, and platted a !rown of thorns, and put it about his
head, And when they had platted a !rown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right
hand0 and they bowed the nee before him, and mo!ed him, And began to salute him, 1ail, :ing of
the Jews6 and they smote him with their hands. And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did
spit upon him, and bowing their nees worshipped him. 'ilate therefore went forth again, and saith
unto them, *ehold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may now that I find no fault in him. Then !ame
Jesus forth, wearing the !rown of thorns, and the purple robe. And -ilate saith unto them, *ehold the
man6 When the !hief priests therefore and offi!ers saw him, they !ried out, saying, Cru!ify him, !ru!ify
him. 'ilate saith unto them, Tae ye him, and !ru!ify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered
him, We ha#e a law, and by our law he ought to die, be!ause he made himself the Son of God. When
'ilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid; And went again into the 4udgment hall, and
saith unto Jesus, When!e art thou5 *ut Jesus ga#e him no answer. Then saith 'ilate unto him, Speaest
thou not unto me5 nowest thou not that I ha#e power to !ru!ify thee, and ha#e power to release thee5
Jesus answered, Thou !ouldest ha#e no power at all against me, e%!ept it were gi#en thee from abo#e0
therefore he that deli#ered me unto thee hath the greater sin. And from then!eforth 'ilate sought to
release him0 but the Jews !ried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar3s friend0
whosoe#er maeth himself a ing speaeth against Caesar. When 'ilate therefore heard that saying, he
brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the 4udgment seat in a pla!e that is !alled the 'a#ement, but in the
1ebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the passo#er, and about the si%th hour0 and he saith
unto the Jews, *ehold your :ing6 *ut they !ried out, Away with him, away with him, !ru!ify him.
'ilate saith unto them, Shall I !ru!ify your :ing5 The !hief priests answered, We ha#e no ing but
Caesar. Then deli#ered he him therefore unto them to be !ru!ified. And they too Jesus, and led him
away. And after that they had mo!ed him, they too the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on
him, and led him away to !ru!ify him.
The !ru!ifi%ion
And he bearing his !ross went forth into a pla!e !alled the place of a sull, whi!h is !alled in the
1ebrew Golgotha0 And as they !ame out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name0 And they
!ompel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, !oming out of the !ountry, the father of Ale%ander and
,ufus, to bear his !ross. and on him they laid the !ross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And they bring
him unto the pla!e Golgotha, And there followed him a great !ompany of people, and of women, whi!h
also bewailed and lamented him. *ut Jesus turning unto them said, &aughters of Jerusalem, weep not
for me, but weep for yoursel#es, and for your !hildren. "or, behold, the days are !oming, in the whi!h
they shall say, *lessed are the barren, and the wombs that ne#er bare, and the paps whi!h ne#er ga#e
su!. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, "all on us; and to the hills, Co#er us. "or if they do
these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry5 And there were also two other, malefa!tors,
led with him to be put to death. And when they were !ome to the pla!e, whi!h is !alled Cal#ary, there
they !ru!ified him, and the malefa!tors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. and Jesus in the
midst. And the s!ripture was fulfilled, whi!h saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. And it
was the third hour, and they !ru!ified him. And they ga#e him to drin wine mingled with myrrh0 but
he re!ei#ed it not. They ga#e him #inegar to drin mingled with gall0 and when he had tasted thereof,
he would not drin. Then said Jesus, "ather, forgi#e them; for they now not what they do. And they
parted his raiment, and !ast lots. they parted his garments, !asting lots upon them, what e#ery man
should tae. and made four parts, to e#ery soldier a part; and also his !oat0 now the !oat was without
seam, wo#en from the top throughout. They said therefore among themsel#es, 2et us not rend it, but
!ast lots for it, whose it shall be0 that the s!ripture might be fulfilled, whi!h saith, They parted my
raiment among them, and for my #esture they did !ast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. And
sitting down they wat!hed him there; And set up o#er his head his a!!usation written, T1IS IS J$S.S
T1$ :I)G -" T1$ J$WS. And 'ilate wrote a title, and put it on the !ross. And the writing was,
J$S.S -" )A(A,$T1 T1$ :I)G -" T1$ J$WS. This title then read many of the Jews0 for the
pla!e where Jesus was !ru!ified was nigh to the !ity0 and it was written in 1ebrew, and Gree, and
2atin. Then said the !hief priests of the Jews to 'ilate, Write not, The :ing of the Jews; but that he said,
I am :ing of the Jews. 'ilate answered, What I ha#e written I ha#e written. And the people stood
beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, 1e sa#ed others; let him sa#e himself, if
he be Christ, the !hosen of God. And they that passed by re#iled him, wagging their heads, And saying,
Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, sa#e thyself. If thou be the Son of God,
!ome down from the !ross. 2iewise also the !hief priests mo!ing said among themsel#es with the
s!ribes and elders, 1e sa#ed others; himself he !annot sa#e. If he be the :ing of Israel, let him now
!ome down from the !ross, and we will belie#e him. 2et Christ the :ing of Israel des!end now from
the !ross, that we may see and belie#e. And they that were !ru!ified with him re#iled him. 1e trusted in
God; let him deli#er him now, if he will ha#e him0 for he said, I am the Son of God. And the soldiers
also mo!ed him, !oming to him, and offering him #inegar, And saying, If thou be the ing of the Jews,
sa#e thyself. The thie#es also, whi!h were !ru!ified with him, !ast the same in his teeth. And one of the
malefa!tors whi!h were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, sa#e thyself and us. *ut the
other answering rebued him, saying, &ost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same
!ondemnation5 And we indeed 4ustly; for we re!ei#e the due reward of our deeds0 but this man hath
done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, 2ord, remember me when thou !omest into thy ingdom.
And Jesus said unto him, <erily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was
about the si%th hour, and there was a darness o#er all the earth until the ninth hour. )ow there stood
by the !ross of Jesus his mother, and his mother3s sister, /ary the wife of Cleophas, and /ary
/agdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the dis!iple standing by, whom he lo#ed, he
saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son6 Then saith he to the dis!iple, *ehold thy mother6 And
from that hour that dis!iple too her unto his own home. After this, Jesus nowing that all things were
now a!!omplished, that the s!ripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. And at the ninth hour Jesus !ried
with a loud #oi!e, saying, $loi, $loi, lama saba!hthani5 whi!h is, being interpreted, /y God, my God,
why hast thou forsaen me5 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, *ehold, he
!alleth $lias. This man !alleth for $lias. )ow there was set a #essel full of #inegar0 and they filled a
spunge with #inegar, and put it upon hyssop, And straightway one of them ran, and ga#e him to drin.
and put it to his mouth. The rest said, 2et be, let us see whether $lias will !ome to sa#e him. 2et alone;
let us see whether $lias will !ome to tae him down. And when Jesus had !ried with a loud #oi!e, he
said, "ather, into thy hands I !ommend my spirit0 When Jesus therefore had re!ei#ed the #inegar, he
said, It is finished0 and he bowed his head, and ga#e up the ghost. And when the !enturion, whi!h stood
o#er against him, saw that he so !ried out, and ga#e up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son
of God. And the sun was darened, and the #eil of the temple was rent in the midst. And, behold, the
#eil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did ;uae, and the ro!s
rent; And the gra#es were opened; and many bodies of the saints whi!h slept arose, And !ame out of
the gra#es after his resurre!tion, and went into the holy !ity, and appeared unto many. )ow when the
!enturion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. )ow when
the !enturion, and they that were with him, wat!hing Jesus, saw the earth;uae, and those things that
were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. And all the people that !ame
together to that sight, beholding the things whi!h were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all
his a!;uaintan!e, stood afar off, beholding these things. There were also women looing on afar off0
among whom was /ary /agdalene, and /ary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
and the mother of (ebedee3s !hildren. 7Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and
ministered unto him;8 and many other women whi!h !ame up with him unto Jerusalem. The Jews
therefore, be!ause it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the !ross on the
sabbath day, 7for that sabbath day was an high day,8 besought 'ilate that their legs might be broen, and
that they might be taen away. Then !ame the soldiers, and brae the legs of the first, and of the other
whi!h was !ru!ified with him. *ut when they !ame to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they
brae not his legs0 *ut one of the soldiers with a spear pier!ed his side, and forthwith !ame there out
blood and water. And he that saw it bare re!ord, and his re!ord is true0 and he noweth that he saith
true, that ye might belie#e. "or these things were done, that the s!ripture should be fulfilled, A bone of
him shall not be broen. And again another s!ripture saith, They shall loo on him whom they pier!ed.
Jesus3s burial
And now when the e#en was !ome, be!ause it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
there !ame a ri!h man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus3 dis!iple0 but se!retly
for fear of the Jews, an honourable !ounsellor, and he was a good man, and a 4ust0 7The same had not
!onsented to the !ounsel and deed of them;8 he was of Arimathaea, a !ity of the Jews0 who also
himself waited for the ingdom of God. This man went unto 'ilate, besought 'ilate that he might tae
away the body of Jesus0 and went in boldly unto 'ilate, and !ra#ed and begged the body of Jesus.
And 'ilate mar#elled if he were already dead0 and !alling unto him the !enturion, he ased him whether
he had been any while dead. And when he new it of the !enturion, he ga#e the body to Joseph. Then
'ilate !ommanded the body to be deli#ered. and 'ilate ga#e him lea#e. 1e !ame therefore, and too the
body of Jesus. )ow in the pla!e where he was !ru!ified there was a garden; and in the garden a new
sepul!hre, wherein was ne#er man yet laid.And he bought fine linen, and too him down, And when
Joseph had taen the body, he wrapped it in a !lean linen !loth, And there !ame also )i!odemus, whi!h
at the first !ame to Jesus by night, and brought a mi%ture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound
weight. Then too they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen !lothes with the spi!es, as the manner
of the Jews is to bury. and laid it in a sepul!hre that was hewn in stone, in his own new tomb, whi!h he
had hewn out in the ro!0 wherein ne#er man before was laid. in his own new tomb, whi!h he had
hewn out in the ro!0 and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepul!hre, and departed. There laid
they Jesus therefore be!ause of the Jews3 preparation day; for the sepul!hre was nigh at hand. And that
day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. And the women also, whi!h !ame with him from
Galilee, /ary /agdalene and /ary the mother of Joses followed after, and beheld the sepul!hre, and
how his body was laid. And there was /ary /agdalene, and the other /ary, sitting o#er against the
sepul!hre. And they returned, and prepared spi!es and ointments; and rested the sabbath day a!!ording
to the !ommandment.
Set a wat!h 7The ne%t day8
)ow the ne%t day, that followed the day of the preparation, the !hief priests and 'harisees !ame
together unto 'ilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that that de!ei#er said, while he was yet ali#e, After
three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepul!hre be made sure until the third day, lest
his dis!iples !ome by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, 1e is risen from the dead0 so
the last error shall be worse than the first. 'ilate said unto them, 9e ha#e a wat!h0 go your way, mae it
as sure as ye !an. So they went, and made the sepul!hre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a wat!h.
Jesus appears ressure!ted
And when the sabbath was past, /ary /agdalene, and /ary the mother of James, and Salome, had
bought sweet spi!es, that they might !ome and anoint him. whi!h they had prepared, and !ertain others
with them.as it began to dawn toward the first day of the wee, And #ery early in the morning the first
day of the wee, they !ame unto the sepul!hre at the rising of the sun. And they said among
themsel#es, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepul!hre5 And, behold, there was a
great earth;uae0 for the angel of the 2ord des!ended from hea#en, and !ame and rolled ba! the stone
from the door, and sat upon it. 1is !ountenan!e was lie lightning, and his raiment white as snow0
And for fear of him the eepers did shae, and be!ame as dead men. And when they looed, they saw
that the stone was rolled away0 for it was #ery great. And the angel answered and said unto the women,
"ear not ye0 for I now that ye see Jesus, whi!h was !ru!ified. 1e is not here0 for he is risen, as he
said. Come, see the pla!e where the 2ord lay. And entering into the sepul!hre, they saw a young man
sitting on the right side, !lothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto
them, *e not affrighted0 9e see Jesus of )a+areth, whi!h was !ru!ified0 he is risen; he is not here0
behold the pla!e where they laid him. And they entered in, and found not the body of the 2ord Jesus.
And it !ame to pass, as they were mu!h perple%ed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in
shining garments0 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their fa!es to the earth, they said unto
them, Why see ye the li#ing among the dead5 1e is not here, but is risen0 remember how he spae
unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be deli#ered into the hands of
sinful men, and be !ru!ified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, And go
;ui!ly, and tell his dis!iples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into
Galilee; there shall ye see him0 lo, I ha#e told you. *ut go your way, tell his dis!iples and 'eter that he
goeth before you into Galilee0 there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out ;ui!ly,
and fled from the sepul!hre; for they trembled and were ama+ed0 neither said they any thing to any
man; for they were afraid. And they departed ;ui!ly from the sepul!hre with fear and great 4oy; and
did run to bring his dis!iples word. And as they went to tell his dis!iples, behold, Jesus met them,
saying, All hail. And they !ame and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then said Jesus unto
them, *e not afraid0 go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. )ow
when they were going, behold, some of the wat!h !ame into the !ity, and shewed unto the !hief priests
all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taen !ounsel,
they ga#e large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, 1is dis!iples !ame by night, and stole him
away while we slept. And if this !ome to the go#ernor3s ears, we will persuade him, and se!ure you.
So they too the money, and did as they were taught0 and this saying is !ommonly reported among the
Jews until this day. And returned from the sepul!hre, and told all these things unto the ele#en, and to all
the rest. It was /ary /agdalene, and Joanna, and /ary the mother of James, and other women that
were with them, whi!h told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales,
and they belie#ed them not. Then arose 'eter, and ran unto the sepul!hre; and stooping down, he beheld
the linen !lothes laid by themsel#es, and departed, wondering in himself at that whi!h was !ome to
pass. The first day of the wee !ometh /ary /agdalene early, when it was yet dar, unto the
sepul!hre, and seeth the stone taen away from the sepul!hre. Then she runneth, and !ometh to Simon
'eter, and to the other dis!iple, whom Jesus lo#ed, and saith unto them, They ha#e taen away the 2ord
out of the sepul!hre, and we now not where they ha#e laid him. 'eter therefore went forth, and that
other dis!iple, and !ame to the sepul!hre. So they ran both together0 and the other dis!iple did outrun
'eter, and !ame first to the sepul!hre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen !lothes
lying; yet went he not in. Then !ometh Simon 'eter following him, and went into the sepul!hre, and
seeth the linen !lothes lie, And the napin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen !lothes, but
wrapped together in a pla!e by itself. Then went in also that other dis!iple, whi!h !ame first to the
sepul!hre, and he saw, and belie#ed. "or as yet they new not the s!ripture, that he must rise again
from the dead. Then the dis!iples went away again unto their own home. *ut /ary stood without at the
sepul!hre weeping0 and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepul!hre, And seeth two
angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou5 She saith unto them, *e!ause they ha#e taen away
my 2ord, and I now not where they ha#e laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself
ba!, and saw Jesus standing, and new not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why
weepest thou5 whom seeest thou5 She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou
ha#e borne him hen!e, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will tae him away. Jesus saith unto her,
/ary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, ,abboni; whi!h is to say, /aster. Jesus saith unto her,
Tou!h me not; for I am not yet as!ended to my "ather0 but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I
as!end unto my "ather, and your "ather; and to my God, and your God. /ary /agdalene !ame and
told the dis!iples that she had seen the 2ord, and that he had spoen these things unto her. )ow when
esus was risen early the first day of the wee, he appeared first to /ary /agdalene, out of whom he
had !ast se#en de#ils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
And they, when they had heard that he was ali#e, and had been seen of her, belie#ed not. And, behold,
two of them went that same day to a #illage !alled $mmaus, whi!h was from Jerusalem about
threes!ore furlongs. And they taled together of all these things whi!h had happened. And it !ame to
pass, that, while they !ommuned together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
*ut their eyes were holden that they should not now him. And he said unto them, What manner of
!ommuni!ations are these that ye ha#e one to another, as ye wal, and are sad5 And the one of them,
whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not
nown the things whi!h are !ome to pass there in these days5 And he said unto them, What things5 And
they said unto him, Con!erning Jesus of )a+areth, whi!h was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people0 And how the !hief priests and our rulers deli#ered him to be !ondemned
to death, and ha#e !ru!ified him. *ut we trusted that it had been he whi!h should ha#e redeemed Israel0
and beside all this, to day is the third day sin!e these things were done. 9ea, and !ertain women also of
our !ompany made us astonished, whi!h were early at the sepul!hre; And when they found not his
body, they !ame, saying, that they had also seen a #ision of angels, whi!h said that he was ali#e. And
!ertain of them whi!h were with us went to the sepul!hre, and found it e#en so as the women had said0
but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, - fools, and slow of heart to belie#e all that the prophets
ha#e spoen0 -ught not Christ to ha#e suffered these things, and to enter into his glory5 And beginning
at /oses and all the prophets, he e%pounded unto them in all the s!riptures the things !on!erning
himself. And they drew nigh unto the #illage, whither they went0 and he made as though he would ha#e
gone further. *ut they !onstrained him, saying, Abide with us0 for it is toward e#ening, and the day
is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it !ame to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he too
bread, and blessed it, and brae, and ga#e to them. And their eyes were opened, and they new him;
and he #anished out of their sight. And they said one to another, &id not our heart burn within us, while
he taled with us by the way, and while he opened to us the s!riptures5 And they rose up the same hour,
and returned to Jerusalem, and found the ele#en gathered together, and them that were with them,
Saying, The 2ord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in
the way, and how he was nown of them in breaing of bread. After that he appeared in another form
unto two of them, as they waled, and went into the !ountry. And they went and told it unto the residue0
neither belie#ed they them. And as they thus spae, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith
unto them, 'ea!e be unto you. Then the same day at e#ening, being the first day of the wee, when the
doors were shut where the dis!iples were assembled for fear of the Jews, !ame Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, 'ea!e be unto you. *ut they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that
they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled5 and why do thoughts arise in your
hearts5 *ehold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself0 handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh
and bones, as ye see me ha#e. And when he had thus spoen, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
and his side. Then were the dis!iples glad, when they saw the 2ord. And while they yet belie#ed not for
4oy, and wondered, he said unto them, 1a#e ye here any meat5 And they ga#e him a pie!e of a broiled
fish, and of an honey!omb. And he too it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are
the words whi!h I spae unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, whi!h
were written in the law of /oses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, !on!erning me. Then opened
he their understanding, that they might understand the s!riptures, And said unto them, Thus it is
written, and thus it beho#ed Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day0 And that
repentan!e and remission of sins should be prea!hed in his name among all nations, beginning at
Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. Then said Jesus to them again, 'ea!e be unto you0 as
my "ather hath sent me, e#en so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith
unto them, ,e!ei#e ye the 1oly Ghost0 Whose soe#er sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and
whose soe#er sins ye retain, they are retained. And, behold, I send the promise of my "ather upon you0
but tarry ye in the !ity of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out
as far as to *ethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it !ame to pass, while he blessed
them, he was parted from them, and !arried up into hea#en. And they worshipped him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great 4oy0 And were !ontinually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. *ut
Thomas, one of the twel#e, !alled &idymus, was not with them when Jesus !ame. The other dis!iples
therefore said unto him, We ha#e seen the 2ord. *ut he said unto them, $%!ept I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I
will not belie#e. And after eight days again his dis!iples were within, and Thomas with them0 then
!ame Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, 'ea!e be unto you. Then saith he to
Thomas, ,ea!h hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and rea!h hither thy hand, and thrust it into my
side0 and be not faithless, but belie#ing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, /y 2ord and my
God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, be!ause thou hast seen me, thou hast belie#ed0 blessed are they
that ha#e not seen, and yet ha#e belie#ed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presen!e of his
dis!iples, whi!h are not written in this boo0 *ut these are written, that ye might belie#e that Jesus is
the Christ, the Son of God; and that belie#ing ye might ha#e life through his name. After these things
Jesus shewed himself again to the dis!iples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
There were together Simon 'eter, and Thomas !alled &idymus, and )athanael of Cana in Galilee, and
the sons of (ebedee, and two other of his dis!iples. Simon 'eter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They
say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that
night they !aught nothing. *ut when the morning was now !ome, Jesus stood on the shore0 but the
dis!iples new not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, ha#e ye any meat5 They
answered him, )o. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.
They !ast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that
dis!iple whom Jesus lo#ed saith unto 'eter, It is the 2ord. )ow when Simon 'eter heard that it was the
2ord, he girt his fisher3s !oat unto him, 7for he was naed,8 and did !ast himself into the sea. And the
other dis!iples !ame in a little ship; 7for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred !ubits,8
dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were !ome to land, they saw a fire of !oals there, and
fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, *ring of the fish whi!h ye ha#e now !aught. Simon
'eter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three0 and for all
there were so many, yet was not the net broen. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the
dis!iples durst as him, Who art thou5 nowing that it was the 2ord. Jesus then !ometh, and taeth
bread, and gi#eth them, and fish liewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his
dis!iples, after that he was risen from the dead. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon 'eter,
Simon, son of Jonas, lo#est thou me more than these5 1e saith unto him, 9ea, 2ord; thou nowest that I
lo#e thee. 1e saith unto him, "eed my lambs. 1e saith to him again the se!ond time, Simon, son of
Jonas, lo#est thou me5 1e saith unto him, 9ea, 2ord; thou nowest that I lo#e thee. 1e saith unto him,
"eed my sheep. 1e saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lo#est thou me5 'eter was
grie#ed be!ause he said unto him the third time, 2o#est thou me5 And he said unto him, 2ord, thou
nowest all things; thou nowest that I lo#e thee. Jesus saith unto him, "eed my sheep. <erily, #erily, I
say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and waledst whither thou wouldest0 but
when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stret!h forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and !arry thee
whither thou wouldest not. This spae he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when
he had spoen this, he saith unto him, "ollow me. Then 'eter, turning about, seeth the dis!iple whom
Jesus lo#ed following; whi!h also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, 2ord, whi!h is he that
betrayeth thee5 'eter seeing him saith to Jesus, 2ord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him,
If I will that he tarry till I !ome, what is that to thee5 follow thou me. Then went this saying abroad
among the brethren, that that dis!iple should not die0 yet Jesus said not unto him, 1e shall not die; but,
If I will that he tarry till I !ome, what is that to thee5 This is the dis!iple whi!h testifieth of these
things, and wrote these things0 and we now that his testimony is true. Afterward he appeared unto the
ele#en as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, be!ause they
belie#ed not them whi!h had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the
world, and prea!h the gospel to e#ery !reature. 1e that belie#eth and is bapti+ed shall be sa#ed; but he
that belie#eth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that belie#e; In my name shall
they !ast out de#ils; they shall spea with new tongues; They shall tae up serpents; and if they drin
any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the si!, and they shall re!o#er.
So then after the 2ord had spoen unto them, he was re!ei#ed up into hea#en, and sat on the right hand
of God. And they went forth, and prea!hed e#ery where, the 2ord woring with them, and !onfirming
the word with signs following. Amen. Then the ele#en dis!iples went away into Galilee, into a
mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him0 but some
doubted. And Jesus !ame and spae unto them, saying, All power is gi#en unto me in hea#en
and in earth. Go ye therefore, and tea!h all nations, bapti+ing them in the name of the "ather, and
of the Son, and of the 1oly Ghost0 Tea!hing them to obser#e all things whatsoe#er I ha#e !ommanded
you0 and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. And there are also many other
things whi!h Jesus did, the whi!h, if they should be written e#ery one, I suppose that e#en the world
itself !ould not !ontain the boos that should be written. Amen.

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