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Murdock Translation of the NT Peshitta (1851)

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Contents:

Introduction………..…………..2

Matthew…………..…...………5
Mark…………………....….…34
Luke…………………….…….53
John………………...…..……85
Acts…………………...….…109
Romans……………………..141
1Corinthians…………..……154
2Corinthians……………..…167
Galatians……………………175
Ephesians……………..……179
Philippians………………….184
Colossians………………….187
1Thessalonians…………….190
2Thessalonians………….…193
1Timothy……………..……..195
2Timothy………………...….199
Titus…………………………202
Philemon…….…………..….204
Hebrews…………………….205
James………………..……..215
1Peter……………………….218
2Peter………………….……222
1John…………………….….225
2John………….…………….229
3John…………………….….230
Jude……………………..…..231
Apocalypse…………………232

Author….……………………247
THE NEW TESTAMENT:

TRANSLATED FROM
THE SYRIAC PESHITO VERSION.
THE NEW TESTAMENT; OR, THE BOOK OF THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD AND OUR
GOD, JESUS THE MESSIAH.

A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshito Version.

BY JAMES MURDOCK, D.D.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY STANFORD AND SWORDS,
NO. 187 BROADWAY.

1852.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year One Thousand


Eight Hundred and Fifty-one,

BY JAMES MURDOCK, D. D.,

PREFACE.

To extend his own long cherished but scanty knowledge of the Syriac language, the writer
commenced reading the Peshito Syriac New Testament in January, 1845, and at every step he
found increasing delight. The artless simplicity, directness, and transparency of the style,-the
propriety and beauty of the conceptions of Christ and his followers, as expressed in a Shemitish
dialect very nearly identical with their vernacular tongue,-the pleasing thought that the words
were, probably, in great part, the very terms which the Saviour and his Apostles actually uttered
in their discourses and conversations,-and especially the full comprehension which the Syriac
translator seemed to have of the force and meaning of the inspired original, served to chain
attention and hold the mind spell-bound to the book. Such exquisite pleasure the writer longed
to have others share with him; but as few persons, even among the clergy, have either leisure
or facilities for acquiring the Syriac language, he soon came to the conclusion, that he could do
nothing better than first read the book carefully through, and then give a literal and exact
translation of it. Accordingly he furnished himself with several of the best editions of the book,
and the best Lexicons and Grammars, and commenced his translation early in August, 1845,
and completed it on the 16th of June, 1846. This is briefly the history of the work here presented
to the public.
The Syriac text followed in the first part of this translation, was that of the beautiful edition
printed by the British and Foreign Bible Society, London, 1816, 4to., which was prepared for the
press, as far as the Acts of the Apostles, by the late Rev. Claudius Buchanan, D.D., Author of
"Christian Researches," "Star in the East," &c., and the remainder by the Rev. Samuel Lee,
D.D., Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge, England. The latter part of the
translation was made from the second edition of the same Bible Society, London, 1826, 4to.; but
the text of Leusden and Schaaf's edition, Leyden, 1717, was everywhere consulted, and much
use was made of their Latin translation of it. The pocket edition of Gutbir, Hamburgh, 1684,
12mo., was also generally consulted. The Lexicons constantly used throughout, were the
Lexicon Syriacum Concordantiale in Nov. Testamentum of Charles Schaaf, Leyden, 1717, 4to;
the Lexicon Syriacum of Edmund Castell, revised and enlarged by J. D. Michaelis, Gottingen,
1788, 4to.; and the small Lexicon Syriacum in Nov. Testamentum of Giles Gutbir, bound up with
his Syriac New Testament. The Grammars relied upon were, the elaborate Grammaticae
Syriacae Libri iii. of Andr. Theoph. Hoffmann, Philos. et Theol. Doctor, Halle, 1827, 4to; and the
Elementarlehre der syrischen Sprache, by Prof. Fred. Uhlemann, Berlin, 1829, 8vo.

The foot margin is reserved for occasional comments and critical observations.

The principles adopted in this translation, were:

(1) To translate, as literally as possible, in consistence with idiomatic and perspicuous English

(2) To use Saxon phraseology in preference to Latin, as better according with the spirit of the
Peshito original.

(3) To adopt the obsolescent and solemn style of the English Bible, e. g. thou speakest, he
speaketh, ye speak, instead of you speak, he speaks, &c., as more seemly for this holy Book.

(4) To write the proper names of persons and places, which are mentioned in the Old
Testament, as they are written in our English Old Testament; and those which occur only in the
New Testament, as they are written in our English New Testament. This is the rule adopted by
Dr. Campbell in his translation of the Four Gospels. Yet (Meshihha) has been translated
Messiah, and not Christ; and (Shemun) has been translated Simon, and not Peter.

(5) In general, to avoid using technical theological terms, when good substitutes could be found,
in order to call away attention from the word to the thing: thus (an Apostle) is rendered Legate;
and (Saviour) is rendered Vivifier, as being more literal, for the verb (especially in the Conjug.
Aphel, properly signifies to make alive, to vivify; and its derivatives, properly signify} life, and life-
giver, or vivifier. These are the usual terms of the Syriac version, denoting that salvation which
Christ bestows on fallen men, who are represented as "dead in trespasses and sin." The terms
(liberator, deliverer) and (deliverance) are indeed sometimes used of this salvation, but less
frequently.-Yet there is one family of Syriac technicals, which have been rendered by the
English technicals for the same ideas, to the neglect of their primary meaning. They are
(properly, intransitive, to stand up, to stand firm,) which is translated, to be baptized:-; (literally,
transitive, to cause another to stand, to establish), translated, to baptize:-, (an establisher, one
who makes others to stand), translated, a baptizer:- and(a standing up), translated, baptism.

(6) To translate idiomatic phrases not fully naturalized in the English language, by equivalent
English phrases, and not to transfer them in their foreign costume. Thus, ES; (a feeder on
detraction), an epithet of Satan, is translated a calumniator: (lord of enmity) is translated an
enemy: (major-domus) is rendered, a steward: (mastership of the house) is rendered
stewardship:-; (accepting faces) is rendered, having respect of persons, or partiality:- ;
(assumers of faces) is rendered hypocrites:- ; (letting out breath), apologizing, or defending
one's self: and (holding the breath), being patient, or long suffering.- ; (living from roofs,
roaming in fields) are lunatics. So also many compounds of, a son, and of , a house or home,
are paraphrased; e. g. son of his city, rendered, his fellowcitizen:-son of my yoke, rendered, my
yoke-fellow, or colleague:-son of forty years, rendered, forty years old:-son of their trade,
rendered, one of their occupation:- son of a man, rendered, a man:-sons of men, rendered men;
&c. And house of the prisoners, translated, a prison:-house (home) of the dead, translated, a
grave, or sepulchre:-house of gatherings, translated, a garner, or store-house:-house of the
publicans, translated, a custom house:-house (home) of olives, translated, an olive yard:- house
(home) of the eyes, translated, the forehead; &c.
When the translator had finished his work, he supposed that he had produced the only
English translation of the New Testament ever made from the Peshito; but after about three
months, the London press issued a book, entitled, " A Literal Translation of the Four Gospels
from the Peshito, by J. W. Etheridge;" and announced, as in preparation, by the same author,
"The Apostolical Acts and Epistles, from the Peshito." The Gospels of Mr. Etheridge were
speedily procured; but, on comparing them with this version, the plan and aims of Mr. Etheridge
were found to be so diverse from his own, that the translator had no hesitation in going forward
with his work. Accordingly, he continued to revise and correct it; and, for the sake of improving
it, as he found opportunity, he pursued the study of the Syriac language and literature, for more
than four years. The result he now presents to the Christian public, hoping it may prove both
interesting and useful to all such as are anxious to perfect themselves in the knowledge of the
holy Scriptures of the New Testament.

JAMES MURDOCK.

NEW-HAVEN, July 23, 1851.


The Announcement of Matthew
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1:1 The book of the nativity of Jesus the Now all this that occurred, was to fulfill what
Messiah, the son of David, son of Abraham. was spoken of the LORD by the prophet:
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Abraham begat Isaac: Isaac begat Jacob: Behold, a virgin will conceive, and will bear a
Jacob begat Judah and his brothers: son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel,
3
Judah begat Pharez and Zara of Tamar: which is interpreted, Our God with us.
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Pharez begat Hezron: Hezron begat Ram: And when Joseph rose from his sleep, he did
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Ram begat Aminadab: Aminadab begat as the angel of the LORD commanded him, and
Nahshon: Nahshon begat Salmon: took his wife.
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Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab: Boaz begat And he knew her not, until she had borne her
Obed of Ruth: Obed begat Jesse: firstborn son, and called is name Jesus.
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Jesse begat David the king: David begat
Solomon of the wife of Uriah: 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of
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Solomon begat Rehoboam: Rehoboam begat Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, there
Abia: Abia begat Asa: came Magi from the east unto Jerusalem,
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Asa begat Jehoshaphat: Jehoshaphat begat saying: Where is the king of the Jews that is
Joram: Joram begat Uzziah: born? For we have seen his star in the east, and
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Uzziah begat Jotham: Jotham begat Ahaz: have come to worship him.
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Ahaz begat Hezekiah: And Herod the king heard, and he was
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Hezekiah begat Manasseh: Manasseh begat disturbed; and all Jerusalem with him.
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Amon: Amon begat Josiah: And he assembled all the chiefs of the priests
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Josiah begat Jeconiah and his brothers, in and the scribes of the people, and inquired of
the captivity of Babylon. them, Where is the birthplace of the Messiah?
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And after the captivity of Babylon, Jeconiah And they said: In Bethlehem of Judaea; for
begat Salathiel: Salathiel begat Zerubbabel: thus it is written in the prophet:
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Zerubbabel begat Abiud: Abiud begat Thou also, Bethlehem of Judaea, art not the
Eliakim: Eliakim begat Azor: little among the kings of Judaea, for a king shall
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Azor begat Zadok: Zadok begat Achim: come from thee who shall rule my people Israel.
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Achim begat Eliud: Then Herod privately called the Magi, and
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Eliud begat Eleazar: Eleazar begat Matthan: learned from them at what time the star
Matthan begat Jacob: appeared to them.
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Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said to
whom was born Jesus who is called the them, Go, search diligently for the child; and
Messiah. when ye have found him, come and tell me, that
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All the generations, therefore, are, from I also may go and worship him.
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Abraham to David fourteen generations, and And they, when they had heard from the king,
from David to the captivity of Babylon fourteen went forward: and lo, the star they had seen in
generations, and from the captivity of Babylon to the east went before them, until it came and
the Messiah fourteen generations. stood over where the child was.
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And the birth of Jesus the Messiah was thus. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced
While his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, much, with great joy.
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before they had cohabited, she was found to be And they entered the house; and they saw
with child by the Holy Spirit. the child, with Mary his mother; and they fell
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And Joseph her husband was a righteous down and worshipped him: and they opened
man, and unwilling to expose her: and he their treasures, and presented to him gifts, gold,
thought of putting her away privately. and myrrh, and frankincense.
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And while he contemplated these things, an And it was shown them in a dream, that they
angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, should not return to Herod. And by another way,
and said to him: Joseph, son of David, fear not they returned to their country.
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to take Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived And when they were gone, an angel of the
in her, is from the Holy Spirit: LORD appeared to Joseph in a dream, and said
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and she will bear a son; and thou shalt call to him, Arise, take the child and his mother, and
his name Jesus, for he will resuscitate his flee into Egypt; and be thou there, until I tell
people from their sins.
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thee: for Herod will seek for the child, to destroy Bring forth the fruits therefore, that accord with
it. repentance.
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Then Joseph arose, took the child and his And do not think, and say within yourselves,
mother, by night, and fled to Egypt. that Abraham is our father: for I say to you, that
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And he was there, until the death of Herod; God is able of these stones to raise up children
that so might be fulfilled that which was spoken to Abraham.
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of the LORD by the prophet, saying, From Egypt And lo, the ax is put to the root of trees. Every
have I called my son. tree, therefore, which beareth not good fruit, is
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Then Herod, when he saw that he had been felled, and falleth into the fire.
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deluded by the Magi, was very angry. And he I indeed baptize you with water unto
sent and slew all the children in Bethlehem, and repentance; but he that cometh after me is more
in all its confines, from a child of two years and powerful than I; whose sandals I am not worthy
under, according to the time that he had to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit
carefully learned from the Magi. and with fire.
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Then was that fulfilled, which was spoken by His winnowing shovel is in his hand; and he
Jeremiah the prophet, saying: will make clean his threshing-floor. The wheat
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A voice was heard in Rama, weeping and he will gather into his storehouse; and the chaff
great lamentation; Rachel bemoaning her he will burn with fire not extinguished.
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children, and unwilling to be comforted, because Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan
they are no more. unto John, to be baptized by him.
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But when king Herod was dead, an angel of But John refused him; and said, I need to be
the LORD appeared in a dream to Joseph in baptized by thee, and hast thou come to me?
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Egypt, And Jesus answered, and said to him: Allow
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and said to him: Arise, take the child and his it now, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all
mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they righteousness. Then he permitted him.
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are dead who sought the life of the child. And when Jesus was baptized, he went up
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And Joseph arose, and took the child and his immediately from the water. And heaven was
mother, and went to the land of Israel. opened to him; and he saw the Holy Spirit
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But when he heard that Archelaus was king in descending like a dove, and it came upon him.
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Judaea, instead of his father Herod, he feared to And lo, a voice from heaven, which said: This
go thither. And it was revealed to him in a is my beloved Son, in whom I have delight.
dream, that he should go into the land of Galilee.
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And he came and dwelt in a city that is called 4:1 Then was Jesus led by the Holy Spirit into
Nazareth: that so might be fulfilled that which the desert, to be tempted by the Calumniator
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was said by the prophet, that he should be And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and
called a Nazarene. afterward he hungered.
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And the Tempter came, and said to him: If
3:1 And in those days came John the Baptizer. thou art the Son of God, command these stones
And he proclaimed in the desert of Judaea, to become bread.
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and said: Repent; the kingdom of heaven hath But he replied, and said: It is written, that not
approached. by bread only, doth man live; but by every word
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For this is he of whom it was said, by Isaiah proceeding from the mouth of God.
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the prophet: The voice of one crying in the Then the Calumniator took him to the holy city,
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple,
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make smooth his paths. and said to him: If thou art the Son of God,
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And as to this John, his raiment was of cast thyself down: for it is written, that he will
camel's hair, and a girdle of skin was upon his give his angels charge of thee, and in their
loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey. hands will they sustain thee, lest thou strike thy
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Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all foot against a stone.
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Judaea, and all the country about the Jordan. Jesus said to him: It is moreover written, that
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And they were baptized by him in the river thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God.
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Jordan, while they confessed their sins. Again the Calumniator took him to a mountain
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But when he saw many of the Pharisees and that was very high, and showed him all the
of the Sadducees, who came to be baptized, he kingdoms of the world, and their glory;
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said to them: Generation of vipers, who hath and said to him: All these will I give thee, if
taught you to flee from the wrath that cometh? thou wilt fall down and worship me.
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Then Jesus said to him: Begone, Satan; for it Blessed are the poor in spirit for the kingdom
is written, that thou shalt worship the LORD, thy of heaven is theirs!
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God; and him only shalt thou serve. Blessed are the mourners: for they shall be
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Then the Calumniator left him: and lo, angels comforted!
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came, and ministered to him. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the
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And when Jesus had heard that John was earth!
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delivered up, he retired to Galilee. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for
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And he left Nazareth, and came and dwelt in righteousness: for they shall be satiated!
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Capernaum, by the side of the sea, on the Blessed are the merciful: for on them shall be
confines of Zebulon and Naphthali. mercies!
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That so might be fulfilled that which was Blessed are the clean in heart: for they shall
spoken by Isaiah the prophet, who said: behold God!
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The land of Zebulon, the land of Naphthali, Blessed are the cultivators of peace: for they
the way of the sea, the ford of Jordan, Galilee of shall be called sons of God!
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the Gentiles; Blessed are they that are persecuted on
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the people that sat in darkness, have seen account of righteousness: for the kingdom of
great light; and to them who sat in the region heaven is theirs!
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and shadow of death, light is arisen. Blessed are ye, when they revile you and
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From that time began Jesus to proclaim and persecute you, and speak every evil thing
say: Repent; for the kingdom of heaven hath against you, falsely, on my account.
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approached. At that time, rejoice and be glad: for your
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And as he walked on the shore of the sea of reward in heaven is great. For so they
Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called persecuted the prophets that were before you.
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Cephas, and Andrew his brother, who were Ye are the salt of the earth! But if the salt
casting nets into the sea; for they were become insipid, with what shall it be seasoned?
fishermen. It is fit for nothing; but to be thrown out, and be
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And Jesus said to them: Follow me; and I will trodden under foot by men.
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cause you to become fishers of men. Ye are the light of the world! A city built upon
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And immediately, they left their nets, and a hill, cannot be concealed.
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went after him. And they do not light a lamp and place it
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And as he passed on from there, he saw two under a bushel; but upon a lightstand, and it
other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and giveth light to all that are in the house.
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John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their Let your light so shine before men, that they
father, who were mending their nets. And Jesus may see your good works, and may glorify your
called them. Father who is in heaven.
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And they immediately left the ship and their Do not suppose that I have come to subvert
father, and went after him. the law or the prophets: [I have come] not to
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And Jesus traveled over all Galilee. and he subvert, but to fulfill.
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taught in their synagogues and proclaimed the For verily I say to you, that until heaven and
tidings of the kingdom; and he cured every earth shall pass away, one iota or one letter
disease and malady among the people. shall not pass from the law, until all shall be
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And his fame spread through all Syria. And fulfilled.
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they brought to him all them that were very sick Therefore whoever shall break one of these
with diverse diseases, and them that were small commands and shall so inculcate on the
afflicted with pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics children of men, shall be called little in the
and paralytics; and he healed them. kingdom of heaven: but every one that shall do
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And there followed him great multitudes from and teach [them], shall be called great in the
Galilee, and from the Ten Cities, and from kingdom of heaven.
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Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond For I say to you, that unless your
the Jordan. righteousness shall abound more than that of
the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter
5:1 And when Jesus saw the multitudes, he into the kingdom of heaven.
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ascended a hill; and when he was seated, his Ye have heard that it was said to the
disciples drew near him: ancients, Thou shalt not kill: and every one that
2
and he opened his mouth, and taught them, killeth, is obnoxious to judgment.
and said:
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But I say to you, That every one who is angry But I say to you: Resist not evil; but if a
with his brother rashly, is obnoxious to person smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him
judgment: and every one that saith to his the other also.
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brother, Raka! is obnoxious to the council: and And if one is disposed to sue thee and get
every one that shall say, Fool is obnoxious to away thy coat, relinquish to him also thy cloak.
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hell-fire. Whoever compelleth thee to go one mile, go
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If therefore thou shalt bring thy oblation to the with him two.
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altar, and shalt there remember that thy brother Whoever demandeth of thee, give to him: and
hath any offence against thee, whoever wisheth to borrow of thee, deny him
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leave there thy oblation before the altar, and not.
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go first and be reconciled with thy brother; and Ye have heard that it hath been said: Thou
then come and present thy oblation. shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy.
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Be at agreement with thy prosecutor, But I say to you: Love your enemies; and
forthwith, and while on the way with him; lest the bless him that curseth you; and do good to him
prosecutor deliver thee up to the judge, and the that hateth you; and pray for them that lead you
Judge deliver thee over to the sheriff, and thou in bonds, and that persecute you:
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fall into the house of prisoners. that ye may be the children of your Father
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Verily I say to thee, Thou wilt not come out that is in heaven, who causeth his sun to rise
from there until thou hast paid the last farthing. upon the good and upon the bad, and sendeth
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Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou his rain upon the righteous and upon the
shalt not commit adultery. unrighteous.
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But I say to you, That whoever gazeth on a For, if ye love them that love you, what
woman with concupiscence, at once committeth reward have ye? Do not even the publicans do
adultery with her in his heart. this?
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If therefore thy right eye make thee offend, And if ye salute your brethren only, what do
pluck it out, and cast it from thee; because it is ye that is not common? Do not even publicans
better for thee that thy one member perish, than do this?
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that thy whole body fall into hell. Be ye therefore perfect; even as your Father
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And if thy right hand make thee offend, cut it who is in heaven is perfect.
off, and cast it from thee; because it is better for
thee that one of thy members perish, than that 6:1 Be cautious in your alms-giving, not to
thy whole body fall into hell. perform it before men, so that ye may be seen of
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It hath been said, That if a man will put away them: otherwise, ye have no reward from your
his wife, he must give her a writing of Father who is in heaven.
2
divorcement. Therefore, when thou doest alms thou shalt
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But I say to you, That whoever putteth away not sound a trumpet before thee, as the
his wife, except for the offence of whoredom, hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
causeth her to commit adultery: and he that streets, that they may get praise from men.
taketh the divorced woman, committeth adultery. Verily I say to you, They have gotten their
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Again, ye have heard that it hath been said to reward.
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the ancients, Thou shalt not be false in thy But thou, when doing alms, let not thy left
oaths; but thou shalt perform thine oaths to the hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4
LORD. that thy alms may be in secret. And thy Father,
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But I say to you, Swear not at all: not by who seeth in secret, will reward thee openly.
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heaven, for it is the throne of God: And when thou prayest. thou shalt not be like
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and not by the earth, for it is the footstool the hypocrites, who are fond of standing up in
under his feet: and likewise not by Jerusalem, the synagogues and at the corners of streets to
for it is the city of the great king. pray, so that they may be seen by people. Verily
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Moreover, thou shalt not swear by thy head, I say to you, they have gotten their reward.
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for thou canst not make one hair in it either black But thou, when thou prayest enter into thy
or white. closet and close the door, and pray to thy Father
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But let your language be, Yes, yes; or No, no; who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in
for whatever is beyond these proceedeth from secret, will reward thee openly.
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evil. And when ye pray, be not garrulous like the
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Ye have heard that it hath been said: An eye heathen; for they expect to be heard for their
for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. abundance of words.
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Therefore, be not like them; for your Father And about raiment, why are ye anxious?
knoweth what is needful for you, before ye ask Consider the lilies of the desert, in what manner
him. they grow. They toil not; and they spin not.
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In this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father Yet I say to you, that not even Solomon in all
who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: his glory, was arrayed like one of them.
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Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done; as in And if God so clothe the grass of the field,
heaven, so on earth: which exists to-day, and tomorrow falls into the
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Give us our needful bread, this day: oven, will he not much more [clothe] you, ye
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And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our small in faith?
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debtors: Therefore be not anxious; nor say, What shall
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And bring us not into temptation, but deliver we eat, or what shall we drink; or wherewith be
us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the clothed?
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power, and the glory, for ever and ever: Amen. For, all these things the people of the world
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For if ye forgive men their faults, your Father seek after. And your Father, who is in heaven,
who is in heaven will also forgive you. knoweth that all these things are needful to you.
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But if ye shall not forgive men, your Father But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
also forgiveth not you your faults. righteousness: and all these things shall be
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And when ye fast, be not sad like the added to you.
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hypocrites. For they distort their faces, that they Therefore be not anxious about the morrow:
may be seen of men to fast. Verily I say to you, for the morrow hath its own anxieties. Sufficient
they have gotten their reward. for the day, is its own evil.
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But, when thou fastest, wash thou thy face,
and anoint thy head: 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
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that thou mayest not be seen by men as a For with the judgment that ye judge, ye shall
faster, but by thy Father who is in secret: and thy be judged; and by the measure that ye measure,
Father who seeth in secret, will recompense shall it be measured to you.
3
thee. And why observest thou the straw in thy
19
Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the brother's eye, and regardest not the beam that is
earth, where moth and rust spoil, and where in thine own eye?
4
thieves dig through and steal. Or how canst thou say to thy brother, Allow
20
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, me to pluck the straw from thy eye; and lo! a
where no moth and no rust can spoil, and no beam is in thy own eye.
5
thieves dig through nor steal. Thou hypocrite; pluck first the beam from thy
21
For where your treasure is, there will your own eye; and then thou wilt see clearly, to pluck
heart also be. the straw out of thy brother's eye.
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The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore Give not a holy thing to dogs: and cast not
thy eye shall be sound, thy whole body will be your pearls before swine; lest they tread them
luminous. under their feet, and turn and lacerate you.
23 7
But if thy eye shall be diseased, thy whole Ask, and it shall be given to you: seek, and ye
body will be dark. If then the light that is in thee shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.
8
be darkness, how great will be thy darkness! For, every one that asketh, receiveth: and he
24
No man can serve two masters: for either he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it
will hate the one and love the other, or he will shall be opened.
9
honor the one and neglect the other. Ye cannot For what man is there among you, of whom if
serve God and mammon. his son ask bread, will he reach him a stone?
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Therefore I say to you: Be not anxious about Or if he ask of him a fish, will he reach him a
your life, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall serpent?
11
drink; nor about your body, how ye shall clothe If ye then, who are evil, know how to give
yourselves. Is not the life more important than good gifts to your children, how much more will
food, and the body than raiment? your Father who is in heaven give good things to
26
Look at the birds of heaven; which sow not, them that ask him?
and reap not, and gather not into storehouses,
but your Father who is in heaven feedeth them.
1
Are not ye more important than they?
27
Matthew 6:32 – Most Western Peshitto mss omit
And who of you that shall be anxious, can “of the World.” However, it is present in most
add to his stature a cubit? Eastern Peshitta mss.
12 3
Whatsoever ye would that men should do to And Jesus stretched forth his hand, touched
you; so also do ye to them: for this is the law him, and said: I will: be thou clean. And
and the prophets. immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
13 4
Enter ye in by the strait gate; for wide is the And Jesus said to him, See, thou tell no man:
gate and broad the way which leadeth to but go, show thyself to the priests, and present
destruction; and many are they that walk in it. an oblation as Moses enjoined, for a testimony
14
How small the gate and straitened the way to them.
5
that leadeth to life, and few they who find it! And when Jesus had entered into Capernaum,
15
Beware of false prophets; who come to you in a centurion came to him, and besought him,
6
the garb of sheep, but internally they are and said: My Lord, my child lieth at home and
rapacious wolves. is paralytic, and badly afflicted.
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And from their fruits ye shall know them. Do Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.
8
men gather grapes from thorn bushes; or figs The centurion replied, and said: My Lord, I am
from thistles? not worthy that thou shouldst come under my
17
So every good tree beareth good fruits; but a roof: but speak the word only, and my child will
bad tree beareth bad fruits. be healed.
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A good tree cannot bear bad fruits; nor can a For I also am a man under authority, and there
bad tree bear good fruits. are soldiers under my hands, and I say to this
19
Every tree that beareth not good fruits, is cut one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come,
down and consigned to the fire. and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this thing,
20
Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them. and he doeth [it].
21 10
Not whoever may say to me, My Lord, my And when Jesus heard [this], he admired [it];
Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven: but and he said to those walking with him, Verily I
he that doeth the will of my Father who is in say to you, I have not found faith like this even in
heaven. Israel.
22 11
Many will say to me in that day, My Lord, my And I say to you, that many shall come from
Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and the east, and from the west, and shall recline
in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the
wrought many works of power? kingdom of heaven;
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And then will I declare to them; I never knew but the children of the kingdom shall go forth
you. Depart from me, ye doers of evil. into the outer darkness. There will be weeping
24
Every one therefore that heareth these my and gnashing of teeth.
13
discourses, and doeth them, will be like to a And Jesus said to the centurion. Go; be it to
wise man, one that built his house upon a rock. thee as thou hast believed. And his child was
25
And the rain descended, and the floods cured in that same hour.
14
came, and the winds blew; and they rushed And Jesus came to the house of Simon and
upon that house; and it fell not, for its saw his wife's mother prostrate, confined by a
foundations were laid upon a rock. fever.
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And every one that heareth these my And he touched her hand, and the fever left
discourses, and doeth them not, will be like a her: and she arose and ministered to them.
16
foolish man that built his house upon sand. And when it was evening, they brought many
27
And the rain descended, and the floods demoniacs before him; and he expelled their
came, and the winds blew; and they rushed demons by a word, and healed all them that
upon that house, and it fell; and great was the were diseased:
17
ruin of it. that so might be fulfilled that which was
28
And so it was, that when Jesus had ended spoken by Isaiah the prophet, who said: He will
these discourses, the multitudes were bear our sorrows, and our infirmities he will take
astonished at his teaching: upon him.
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for he taught them as one having authority; And when Jesus saw great multitudes,
and not as their Scribes and Pharisees. around him, he ordered that they should go to
the opposite shore.
19
8:1 And as he descended from the mountain, And a Scribe came and said to him: Rabbi, I
great multitudes gathered around him. will follow thee to the place whither thou goest.
2 20
And behold, a leper came and worshipped Jesus said to him, For foxes there are holes,
him, and said: My Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst and for the birds of heaven there are nests; but
make me clean.
5
for the Son of man, there is not where he may For, which is the easier, to say, Thy sins are
recline his head. forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk?
21 6
And another of his disciples said to him: My But that ye may know that the Son of man
Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. hath authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to
22
But Jesus said to him: Follow thou me, and the paralytic: Arise, take up thy bed, and go to
leave the dead to bury their dead. thy home.
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And when Jesus entered the ship, his And he arose and went to his home.
8
disciples embarked with him. And when the multitudes saw [it], they were
24
And lo, a great commotion arose in the sea, struck with awe; and they praised God, who had
so that the vessel was covered by the waves. given authority like this to men.
9
But Jesus was asleep: And as Jesus passed on from there, he saw a
25
and his disciples came to awake him, and man sitting at the custom-house, whose name
said to him: Our Lord, deliver us; we are was Matthew. And he said to him, Follow me:
perishing! and he arose and followed him.
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Jesus said to them, Why are ye afraid, ye And as they were reclining in a house, many
small in faith! Then he arose, and rebuked the publicans an sinners came and reclined with
wind and the sea; and there was great Jesus and his disciples.
11
tranquillity. And when the Pharisees saw [it] they said to
27
And the men were amazed; and they said, his disciples, Why doth your Rabbi eat with
What a man is this, to whom the winds and the publicans and sinners?
12
sea are obedient! And as Jesus heard [it], he said to them:
28
And when Jesus arrived at the farther shore, They who are in health have no need of a
in the country of the Gadarenes, there met him physician, but they that are very sick.
13
two demoniacs, who came out from the Go and learn what that is: I require
sepulchres, very furious, so that no one could compassion, and not a sacrifice! For I did not
pass that way. come to call the righteous, but the sinful.
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And they cried out, and said: What have we Then came to him the disciples of John, and
to do with thee? Jesus, thou Son of God. Hast said: Why do we and the Pharisees fast much
thou come hither before the time to torment us? and thy disciples fast not?
30 15
And at a distance from them there was a herd Jesus said to them: Can the children of the
of many swine feeding nuptial chamber fast, so long as the bridegroom
31
And the demons entreated of him, and said: If is with them? But the days will come when the
thou cast us out, suffer us to go into the herd of bridegroom will be taken from them, and then
swine. they will fast.
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And Jesus said to them, Go ye. And No one inserteth a piece of new cloth on an
immediately they came out, and entered into the old garment; lest that which filleth up, tear from
swine; and that whole herd ran straight to a that garment, and the rent become greater.
17
precipice and plunged into the sea, and perished And they do not put new wine into old sacks;
in the waters. lest the sacks burst, and the wine run out, and
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And the herdsmen fled, and entered the city, the sacks perish. But they put new wine into new
and related all that had occurred, and sacks and they are both preserved.
18
concerning the demoniacs. And while he was thus discoursing with them
34
And all the city came out to meet Jesus: and a certain ruler came, drew near, worshipped him
when they saw him, they besought him to retire and said: My daughter is already dead, but
from their coasts. come lay thy hand upon her, and she will live.
19
And Jesus rose up, and his disciples; and
9:1 And he entered the ship, and passed over they followed him.
20
and came to his own city. And behold, a woman whose blood had
2
And they brought to him a paralytic, lying on a flowed fourteen years, came up behind him, and
bed. And Jesus saw their faith, and said to the touched the extremity of his robe:
21
paralytic: Take courage, my son; thy sins are for she had said in her mind, If I but touch his
forgiven thee. garment I shall be cured.
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And some of the Scribes said in their minds, And Jesus turned himself, looked at her, and
This man blasphemeth. said to her: Take courage, my daughter; thy faith
4
But Jesus knew their thoughts: and he said to hath given thee life. And the woman was cured
them, Why do ye think evil [things] in your heart? from that very hour.
23 4
And Jesus came to the house of the ruler: and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot,
and he saw there pipers, and multitudes making he who betrayed him.
5
outcry. These twelve Jesus sent forth: and he
24
And he said to them: Retire; for the maid is commanded them and said: Go not in the way of
not dead, but sleepeth. And they scoffed at him. the Gentiles: and enter not the cities of the
25
And when he had ejected the throngs, he Samaritans.
6
entered in, and took her by the hand, and the But, go ye rather to the lost sheep of the
maid rose up. house of Israel.
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And the fame of this [thing] spread in all that And as ye go, proclaim and say: The kingdom
land. of heaven hath approached.
27 8
And when Jesus had passed from there, two Heal ye the sick; cleanse the leprous; [raise
blind men followed after him, and said: Have the dead;] and cast out demons. Freely ye have
mercy on us, Thou Son of David! received; freely give.
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And when he had entered a house, those Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your
blind men approached him, and Jesus said to purses;
10
them: Believe ye that I am able to do this? They nor a wallet for the journey: neither two coats,
said to him, Yes, our Lord. nor shoes, nor a staff. For the laborer is worthy
29
Then he touched their eyes, and said: As ye of his food.
11
have believed, so shall it be to you. And into whatever city or town ye enter,
30
And forthwith their eyes were opened. And inquire, who in it is worthy; and there stay until
Jesus charged them and said: See, that no man ye depart.
12
know [of it]. And when ye enter a house, salute the
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But they went out and spread the fame of it in household.
13
all that land. And if the house be worthy, your peace will
32
And as Jesus went out, they brought to him a come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace
dumb man in whom was a demon. will return upon yourselves.
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And when the demon had gone out, the dumb And whoever will not receive you, nor hear
man conversed. And the multitudes admired, your discourses, when ye depart from that
and said: Never was it so seen in Israel! house or that town, shake off the dust from your
34
But the Pharisees said: It is by the Prince of feet.
15
demons, he casteth out demons. Verily I say to you, that it will be comfortable
35
And Jesus traveled over all the cities and the for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day
villages: and he taught in their synagogues, and of judgment, rather than for that city.
16
proclaimed the tidings of the kingdom, and Behold, I send you forth as sheep among
healed all diseases and all pains. wolves. Therefore be ye sagacious as serpents,
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And when Jesus looked on the multitudes, he and guileless as doves.
17
pitied them; because they were wearied and And beware of men; for they will deliver you
dispersed, like sheep that have no shepherd. over to the tribunals, and will scourge you in
37
And he said to his disciples, The harvest is their synagogues.
18
great, and the laborers few. And they will bring you before governors and
38
Entreat, therefore, of the Lord of the harvest, kings, on my account, for a testimony to them
that he would send laborers into his harvest. and to the Gentiles.
19
And when they deliver you up, be not anxious
10:1 And he called his twelve disciples [to him], how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given
and gave them authority over unclean spirits to you in that hour what to say.
20
cast them out, and to heal every pain and For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of
disease. your Father speaking in you.
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And the names of those twelve Legates are And brother shall deliver up his brother to
these: The first of them, Simon who is called death, and a father his son; and children shall
Cephas, and Andrew his brother; and James the rise up against parents, and cause them to die.
22
son of Zebedee, and John his brother; And ye shall be hated by every one, on
3
and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Thomas, account of my name. But he that shall endure to
and Matthew the publican; and James the son of the end, shall have life.
23
Alpheus, and Lebbeus who was called And when they persecute you in one city, flee
Thaddeus; to another: for verily I say to you, Ye shall not
have completed all the cities of the house of name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall
Israel, till the Son of man shall come. not lose his reward.
24
No disciple is better than his rabbi; nor a
servant, than his lord. 11:1 And when Jesus had ended the
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It is sufficient for the disciple, that he be as instructions to his twelve disciples, he went from
his rabbi; and the servant, as his lord. If they call there, to teach and to proclaim in their cities.
2
the lord of the house Beelzebub, how much Now when John, in the house of prisoners,
more the children of his family? heard of the works of Messiah, he sent by the
26
Therefore be not afraid of them; for there is hand of his disciples,
3
nothing covered up, that shall not be exposed; and said to him: Art thou he that cometh, or
nor concealed, that shall not become known. are we to expect another?
27 4
Whatever I say to you in the dark, that speak Jesus answered, and said to them: Go, tell
ye in the light; and what ye have heard in your John the things that ye hear and see:
5
ears, proclaim ye on the housetops. the blind see, and the lame walk, and the
28
And be not afraid of them that kill the body, leprous are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the
but cannot kill the soul; but be afraid rather of dead rise up, and the needy hear good tidings:
6
Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. and happy is he, who shall not be stumbled at
29
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? Yet me.
7
one of them doth not fall to the ground without And when they were gone, Jesus began to
your Father. say to the multitudes, concerning John: What
30
As for you, even the hairs of your head are all went ye into the wilderness to see? A reed that
numbered. waved in the wind?
31 8
Therefore be not afraid: ye are more And if not; what went ye out to see? A man
important than many sparrows. clothed in delicate robes? Lo, they that are
32
Wherefore, whoever shall confess me before clothed in delicate [robes], are in the dwelling of
men, him will I also confess before my Father kings.
9
who is in heaven. And if not; what went ye out to see? A
33
But whoever shall deny me before men, him prophet? Yes, say I to you, and more than a
will I also deny before my Father who is in prophet.
10
heaven. For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I
34
Think not that I have come to sow quietness send my messenger before thy face, that he
on the earth: I have not come to sow quietness, may prepare the way before thee.
11
but conflict. Verily I say to you, Among those born of
35
For I have come to set a man against his women, there hath not arisen a greater than
father, and a daughter against her mother, and a John the Baptizer: yet the small one in the
daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. kingdom of heaven, is greater than he.
36 12
And a man's foes will be the members of his And from the days of John the Baptizer, until
household. now, the kingdom of heaven is assailed by force,
37
He that loveth father or mother more than me, and the violent seize it.
13
is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or For all the prophets and the law prophesied,
daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: until the time of John.
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and he that doth not bear his cross and follow And, if ye are willing, receive ye, that this is
after me, is not worthy of me. he who was to come.
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He that preserveth his life, shall lose it: and He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!
16
he that loseth his life for my sake, shall preserve But to what shall I compare this generation? It
it. is like to children, that sit in the marketplace and
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He that entertaineth you, entertaineth me: call to their associates,
17
and he that entertaineth me, entertaineth him and say: We have sung to you, and ye did not
that sent me. dance: we have wailed to you, and ye did not
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He that entertaineth a prophet in the name of lament.
18
a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and For John came, not eating and not drinking;
he that entertaineth a righteous man in the name and they said, He hath a demon.
19
of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous The Son of man came, eating and drinking;
man's reward. and they say: Behold, a gluttonous man, and a
42
And whoever shall give one of these little wine drinker, and a friend of publicans and
ones to drink a cup of cold [water] only, in the sinners. But wisdom is justified by her works.
20 6
Then began Jesus to reproach the cities, in But I say to you, that a greater than the temple
which his many deeds of power were wrought, is here.
7
yet they repented not. And if ye had known what that is, I desire
21
And he said: Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to mercy, and not sacrifice; ye would not have
thee, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done criminated them who are without fault.
8
in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, For the Son of man, is lord of the sabbath.
9
doubtless, they would long ago have repented in And Jesus went from there, and came to their
sackcloth and ashes. synagogue.
22 10
But I say to you, It will be comfortable for Tyre And a man was there, whose hand was
and Sidon, in the day of judgment, rather than withered. And they questioned him and said, Is it
for you. lawful to heal on the sabbath? that they might
23
And thou, Capernaum, which hast been lifted defame him.
11
up to heaven, shalt be brought down to the And he said to them, What man among you is
grave. For if those deeds of power which were there, who, if he have a sheep, and it fall into a
done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would pit on the day of the sabbath, doth not lay hold
have stood to this day. of it and lift it out?
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But I say to thee, It will be comfortable for the Now, how much better is a human being than
land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, rather a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do what is
than for thee. good, on the sabbath.
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At that time Jesus answered and said: I Then said he to the man, Stretch forth thy
praise thee, O my Father, Lord of heaven and hand. And he stretched out his hand; and it was
earth, that thou hast hid these things from the restored, and like the other.
14
wise and knowing, and hast revealed them to And the Pharisees went out and held a
little children. consultation against him, that they might destroy
26
Yes, my Father; for so it seemed good before him.
15
thee. But Jesus knew [it]; and he retired from there.
27
Every thing is given up by my Father to me. And great multitudes followed him: and he cured
And no one knoweth the Son, except the Father. them all.
16
Also, no one knoweth the Father, except the And he charged them not to make him
Son, and he to whom the Son is pleased to known:
17
reveal [him]. that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah
28
Come unto me, all ye wearied and heavily might be fulfilled, saying:
18
burdened, and I will ease you. Behold my servant, in whom I have
29
Take my yoke upon you; and learn from me, complacency; my beloved, in whom my soul
that I am gentle and subdued in my heart: and delighteth. I will put my spirit upon him; and he
ye will find rest for your souls: shall proclaim judgment to the Gentiles.
30 19
for my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is He shall not contend, nor be clamorous, nor
light. shall any one hear his voice in the market-place.
20
The crushed reed he will not break; and the
12:1 At that time Jesus, on the sabbath, walked flickering lamp he will not extinguish; until he
in the tillage grounds: and his disciples were bring judgment to be victorious.
21
hungry, and began to pluck the ears and to eat. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
2 22
And when the Pharisees saw them, they said Then they brought to him a demoniac that
to him: See; thy disciples are doing that which it was dumb and blind; and he healed him, so that
is not lawful to do on the sabbath. the dumb and blind man both talked and saw.
3 23
But he said to them, Have ye not read what And all the multitude were amazed, and said:
David did when he was hungry, and they that Is not this the son of David?
24
were with him? But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said:
4
How he went to the house of God, and ate the This man doth not cast out demons, except by
bread of the LORD's table; which it was not lawful Beelzebub the prince of demons.
25
for him to eat, nor for them that were with him, And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to
but solely for the priests? them: Every kingdom that is divided against
5
Or have ye not read in the law, how that in the itself, will become desolate; and every house or
temple the priests profane the sabbath, and are city which is divided against itself, will not stand.
without fault?
26
Now if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo,
against himself; how then doth his kingdom a superior to Solomon is here.
43
stand? And when an unclean spirit goeth out of a
27
And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by man, it wandereth in places where is no water,
whom do your children cast them out? and seeketh comfort and findeth [it] not.
44
Wherefore they will be your judges. Then it saith: I will return to my house, from
28
But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, which I came out. And it cometh, and findeth it
the kingdom of God hath come near to you. vacated, and swept clean, and set in order.
29 45
Or how can one enter the house of a strong So it goeth and taketh with it seven other
man, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind spirits, worse than itself, and they enter and
the strong man? and then he may plunder his dwell in it; and the end of that man is worse than
house. his beginning. So will it be to this evil generation.
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He that is not with me, is against me; and he And while he was discoursing to the
that gathereth not with me actually scattereth. multitudes, his mother and his brothers came
31
Therefore I say to you, that all sins and and stood without, and sought to speak with
contumelies shall be forgiven to men; but the him.
47
contumely which is against the Spirit, shall not And a person said to him: Lo, thy mother and
be forgiven to men. thy brothers stand without, and seek to speak
32
And whoever shall speak a word against the with thee.
48
Son of man, it will be forgiven him: but whoever But he replied, and said to him that informed
shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it will not be him: Who is my mother? and who are my
forgiven him;---not in this world, and not in the brothers?
49
world to come. And he stretched forth his hand towards his
33
Either make the tree good, and its fruits good; disciples, and said: Behold my mother, and
or make the tree bad, and its fruits bad: for a behold my brothers!
50
tree is known by its fruits. For every one that doeth the good pleasure of
34
Offspring of vipers, how can ye who are evil, my Father who is in heaven, that person is my
speak good things? For out of the fullnesses of brother, and my sister, and my mother.
the heart the mouth speaketh.
35
A good man out of good treasures bringeth 13:1 And on that day Jesus went out of the
forth good things, and a bad man out of bad house, and sat by the side of the sea.
2
treasures bringeth forth bad things. And great multitudes assembled around him;
36
For I say to you, That for every idle word that so that he embarked and seated himself in a
men shall speak, they shall give account of it in ship, and all the multitude stood on the shore of
the day of judgment. the sea.
37 3
For by thy words thou shalt be justified; and An he discoursed with them much, by
by thy words thou shalt be condemned. similitudes. And he said, Behold, a sower went
38
Then answered some of the Scribes and of forth to sow.
4
the Pharisees, and said to him: Teacher, we And as he sowed, some [seed] fell upon the
wish to see from thee a sign. side of a path: and a bird came and devoured it.
39 5
But he replied and said to them: A wicked And other [seed] fell upon a rock, so that it had
and adulterous generation demandeth a sign: not much soil: and it sprung up forthwith,
but a sign will not be given to it, unless it be the because there was no depth of earth.
6
sign of Jonah the prophet. But when the sun was up it wilted. And,
40
For as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three because it lacked root, it dried up.
7
days and three nights; so will the Son of man be And other [seed] fell among thorns: and the
in the heart of the earth three days and three thorns shot up, and choked it.
8
nights. And other [seed] fell on good ground; and bore
41
The people of Nineveh will stand up in the fruits, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and
judgment against this generation, and will some thirtyfold.
9
condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10
Jonah; and lo, a greater than Jonah is here. And his disciples came and said to him, Why
42
The queen of the south will stand up in the discoursest thou to them in similitudes?
11
judgment against this generation, and will And he answered, and said to them:
condemn it: for she came from the extremities of Because, to you it is given to know the mysteries
of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not good seed in thy field? From whence are the
given. tares in it.
12 28
For to him that hath, shall be given; and he And he said to them, An enemy hath done
shall abound: but from him that hath not, even this. The servants said to him, Is it thy pleasure
what he hath shall be taken from him. that we go and gather them out?
13 29
For this cause I discourse to them in And he said to them, [No,] lest, while ye
similitudes, because they see and do not see, gather out the tares, ye also eradicate the wheat
and they hear and do not hear, nor understand. with them.
14 30
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, Let them both grow together until the harvest;
who said: By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not and at the time of harvest, I will say to the
understand; and by seeing ye see, and shall not reapers, Gather out first the tares, and bind
know: them in bundles to be burned; but the wheat
15
For the heart of this people hath grown fat, gather ye into my granary.
31
and with their ears they have heard heavily, and Another similitude proposed he to them, and
their eyes they have closed; lest they should see said: The kingdom of heaven is like to a kernel
with their eyes, and should hear with their ears, of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed
and should understand with their heart, and in his field.
32
should turn; and I should heal them. And this is the least of all seeds; but when it
16
But happy are your eyes, for they see; and is grown, it is greater than all the herbs, and
your ears, for they hear. becometh a tree, so that a bird of heaven may
17
For verily I say to you, That many prophets come and nestle in its branches.
33
and righteous [men] longed to see what ye see, Another similitude spake he to them, The
and did not see [it]; and to hear what ye hear, kingdom of heaven is like the leaven, which a
and did not hear [it]. woman took and buried in three measures of
18
But hear ye the similitude of the seed. meal, until the whole fermented.
19 34
Every one that heareth the word of the All these things Jesus discoursed to the
kingdom, and understandeth it not, the evil one multitude in similitudes; and without similitudes
cometh and snatcheth away the seed sowed in he did not discourse with them.
35
his heart: this is what was sowed by the side of That so might be fulfilled that which was
the path. spoken by the prophet, who said: I will open my
20
And that which was sowed on the rock, is he mouth in similitudes; I will utter things concealed
that heareth the word, and at once receiveth it from before the foundation of the world.
36
with joy. Then Jesus sent away the multitudes, and
21
Yet hath he no root in him, but is of short went into the house. And his disciples came to
duration; and when there is trouble or him, and said: Explain to us the similitude of the
persecution on account of the word, he soon tares and the field.
37
stumbleth. And he answered, and said to them: He that
22
And that which was sowed among thorns, is soweth the good seed, is the Son of God.
38
he that heareth the word; and care for this world And the field is the world. And the good seed
and the deceptiveness of riches, choke the are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are
word; and he is without fruits. the children of the wicked One.
23 39
But that which was sowed on good ground, is The enemy that sowed them, is Satan. The
he that heareth my word, and understandeth. harvest is the end of the world: and the reapers
and beareth fruits, and yieldeth, some a are the angels.
40
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold. As therefore the tares are gathered and
24
Another similitude he proposed to them, and burned in the fire; so will it be in the end of the
said: The kingdom of heaven is like to a man world.
41
who sowed good seed in his field. The Son of man will send forth his angels,
25
And while people were asleep, his enemy and they will gather out of his kingdom all the
came and sowed tares among the wheat, and stumbling blocks, and all the doers of evil;
42
went away. and will cast them into a furnace of fire. There
26
And when the plant shot up and bore fruits, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43
then appeared also the tares. Then will the righteous shine as the sun, in
27
And the servants of the householder came, the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to
and said to him, Our lord, didst thou not sow hear, let him hear.
44 5
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a And he had wished to kill him; but he was
treasure that is hid in a field; which when a man afraid of the people, seeing that they regarded
findeth, he concealeth it, and, from his joy, he him as a prophet.
6
goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth But when Herod's birthday festival occurred,
that field. the daughter of Herodias danced before the
45
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a guests; and she pleased Herod.
7
merchantman, who sought after rich pearls: Therefore he swore to her by an oath, that he
46
and when he found one pearl of great price, would give her whatsoever she might ask.
8
he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. And she, as she had been instructed by her
47
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a sweep mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of
net, which was cast into the sea, and collected John the Baptizer.
9
[fishes] of every kind. And it troubled the king: nevertheless, on
48
And when it was full, they drew it to the account of the oath, and the guests, he
shores of the sea; and they sat down and culled commanded that it should be given her.
10
over: and the good they put into vessels, and the And he sent and cut off the head of John in
bad they cast away. the prison.
49 11
So will it be in the end of the world. The And the head was brought in a dish and given
angels will go forth, and will sever the wicked to the girl; and she brought it to her mother.
12
from among the just; And his disciples came and bore away the
50
and will cast them into a furnace of fire. There corpse, and buried [it]; and they went and
will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. informed Jesus.
51 13
Jesus said to them: Have ye understood all And Jesus, when he had heard [it], retired
these things? They say to him: Yes, our Lord. alone, in a ship, to a desert place. And when the
52
He said to them: Therefore every Scribe who multitudes heard [of it], they followed him by dry
is instructed for the kingdom of heaven, is like a land from the cities.
14
man who is master of a house, who bringeth And when Jesus disembarked, he saw great
forth from his treasures things new and old. multitudes; and he had compassion on them,
53
And it was so, that when Jesus had ended and healed their sick.
15
these similitudes, he departed thence. And when it was evening, his disciples came
54
And he entered into his own city. And he to him, and said to him: This is a desert place,
taught them in their synagogues, in such and the time is gone; send away the throngs of
manner that they wondered, and said: Whence people, that they may go to the villages, and buy
hath he this wisdom and [these] works of themselves food.
16
power? But he said to them: It is not necessary for
55
Is not this man the carpenter's son? Is not his them to go; give ye them to eat.
17
mother called Mary, and his brothers James and And they said to him: We have nothing here
Joses and Simon and Judas? but five cakes and two fishes.
56 18
And all his sisters, are they not with us? Jesus said to them: Bring them here to me.
19
Whence then hath this man all these things? And he commanded the multitudes to recline
57
And they were stumbled at him. But Jesus on the ground: and he took the five cakes and
said to them: There is no prophet who is little, two fishes, and he looked towards heaven, and
except in his own city and in his own house. blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples;
58
And he did not perform there many works of and the disciples placed before the multitudes.
20
power, because of their unbelief. And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they
took up the broken remains, twelve full baskets.
21
14:1 And at that time Herod the Tetrarch heard And the men who had eaten were five
the fame of Jesus: thousand, besides the women and children.
2 22
and he said to his servants: This is John the And immediately he constrained his disciples
Baptizer: he is risen from the grave: therefore to embark in a ship, and to go before him to the
works of power are wrought by him. other side, while he sent away the multitudes.
3 23
Now this Herod had seized John, and bound And when he had sent the multitudes away,
him and cast him into prison; on account of he ascended a mountain alone to pray. And
Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. when it was dark, he was there alone.
4 24
For John had said to him: It is not lawful for And the ship was distant from land many
her to be thy wife. furlongs: meanwhile it was much tossed by the
waves; for the wind was adverse to it.
25 10
And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus And he called the multitudes, and said to
came up to them, walking upon the waters. them, Hear and understand.
26 11
And his disciples saw him as he walked upon Not that which entereth the mouth, defileth a
the waters, and they were perturbated: and they man; but that which proceedeth from the mouth,
said, What we see is a spectre: and they cried that defileth a man.
12
out through fear. Then came his disciples, and said to him:
27
But Jesus immediately spoke to them, and Knowest thou, that the Pharisees were offended
said: Have courage: it is I; be not afraid. when they heard that speech?
28 13
Cephas replied, and said to him: My Lord, if it And he replied, and said to them: Every plant,
be thou, bid me come to thee on the waters. which my Father who is in heaven hath not
29
And Jesus said to him, Come. And Cephas planted, shall be eradicated.
14
descended from the ship, and walked upon the Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the
waters to go to Jesus. blind. And if a blind man leadeth one blind, they
30
But when he saw the wind to be violent, he will both fall into the ditch.
15
was afraid, and began to sink. And he raised his And Simon Cephas answered and said to
voice, and said: My Lord, rescue me. him: My Lord, explain to us this similitude.
31 16
And immediately our Lord reached forth his And he said to them: Are ye also, up to this
hand, and caught him, and said to him: O small time, without understanding?
17
in faith, why didst thou distrust! Know ye not, that whatever entereth the
32
And as they entered the ship, the wind mouth, passeth into the belly, and from there is
subsided. ejected by purgation?
33 18
And they that were in the ship, came and But that which proceedeth from the mouth,
worshipped him, and said: Truly thou art the Son cometh from the heart: and that is what defileth
of God! a man.
34 19
And they rowed on, and came to the land of For, from the heart proceed evil thoughts,
Gennesaret. adultery, murder, whoredom, theft, false
35
And the men of that place knew him: and they testimony, reviling.
20
sent to all the villages around them; and they These are the things that defile a man. But if
brought to him all that were very sick; a man eat while his hands are unwashed, he is
36
and they entreated of him, that they might not defiled.
21
touch at least the extremity of his garment. And And Jesus departed from there, and went to
they who touched, were healed. the confines of Tyre and Sidon.
22
And lo, a woman, a Canaanitess from those
15:1 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and Scribes confines, came forth, calling out and saying:
that were from Jerusalem, and said: Compassionate me, my Lord, thou son of David:
2
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of my daughter is grievously distressed by a
the elders, and wash not their hands when they demon.
23
eat bread? But he answered her not a word. And his
3
Jesus replied and said to them: Why do ye disciples came and requested of him, and said:
also transgress the commandment of God, on Send her away, for she crieth after us.
24
account of your tradition? But he answered and said to them: I am not
4
For God hath said: Honor thy father, and thy sent, except to the sheep that have strayed from
mother; and he that revileth his father or his the house of Israel.
25
mother, shall be put to death. And she came, and worshipped him, and
5
But ye say: Whosoever shall say to a father or said: Help me, my Lord.
26
to a mother, Be that my offering, by which ye get Jesus said to her: It is not proper, to take the
profit from me: then he must not honor his father bread of the children and throw it to the dogs.
27
or his mother. And she said: Even so, my Lord; yet the dogs
6
And [thus] ye make void the word of God, for eat of the fragments that fall from the tables of
the sake of your tradition. their masters, and live.
7 28
Ye hypocrites, well did the prophet Isaiah Then Jesus said to her: O woman, great is
prophesy of you, and say: thy faith: be it to thee, as thou desirest. And her
8
This people honoreth me with the lips, but daughter was cured from that hour.
29
their heart is far from me. And Jesus departed from there, and came to
9
And in vain they pay me homage, while they the side of the sea of Galilee: and he ascended
teach doctrines that are the precepts of men. a mountain, and sat there.
30 7
And great multitudes came to him; and with And they reasoned among themselves, and
them were the lame, and the blind, and the said, [it was] because they had taken no bread.
8
dumb, and the maimed, and many others: and But Jesus knew [it] and said to them: O ye
they laid them at the feet of Jesus, and he small in faith! why reason ye among yourselves
healed them. because ye have taken no bread?
31 9
So that the multitudes were amazed, when Have ye not yet understood? Do ye not
they saw the dumb speaking, and the maimed remember the five loaves and the five thousand,
made whole, and the lame walking, and the and the many baskets ye took up?
10
blind seeing: and they praised the God of Israel. Nor the seven loaves and the four thousand,
32
Then Jesus called his disciples, and said to and the many baskets ye took up?
11
them: I pity this multitude; for lo, these three How is it that ye do not understand that it was
days they have continued with me, and they not concerning bread that I spoke to you; but
have nothing to eat: and I am unwilling to send that ye should beware of the leaven of the
them away fasting, lest they faint by the way. Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
33 12
His disciples say to him: Whence can we get Then understood they, that he did not bid
bread in the wilderness, to satisfy all this them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the
multitude? doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
34 13
Jesus said to them, How many loaves have And when Jesus came into the region of
ye? They said to him, Seven, and a few little Caesarea Philippi, he questioned his disciples,
fishes. and said: What do men say concerning me, that
35
And he commanded the multitudes to recline I the Son of man, am?
14
on the ground. And they said: Some say that [thou art] John
36
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, the Baptizer; but others, Elijah; and others,
and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15
disciples; and the disciples gave to the He said to them: But, who do ye yourselves
multitudes. say that I am?
37 16
And they all ate, and were satisfied. And they Simon Cephas answered and said: Thou art
took up the remains of fragments, seven full the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
17
baskets. Jesus answered, and said to him: Blessed art
38
And they that had eaten were four thousand thou, Simon son of Jonas; for flesh and blood
men, besides women and children. have not revealed [it] to thee, but my Father who
39
And when he had sent away the multitudes, is in heaven.
18
he took ship, and came to the coasts of Also I say to thee, that thou art Cephas: and
Magdala. upon this rock, I will build my church: and the
gates of death shall not triumph over it.
19
16:1 And Pharisees and Sadducees came near, To thee will I give the keys of the kingdom of
tempting him, and asking him to show them a heaven: and whatever thou shalt bind on earth,
sign from heaven. shall be bound in heaven: and whatever thou
2
But he answered, and said to them: When it is shalt unbind on earth, shall be unbound in
evening ye say, It will be fair weather; for the heaven.
20
heavens are red. Then he enjoined on his disciples, that they
3
And in the morning ye say, There will be a should tell no man that he was the Messiah.
21
storm to-day; for the heavens are sadly red. Ye And from that time Jesus began to show to
hypocrites, ye are intelligent to discover the his disciples, that he was to go up to Jerusalem,
aspect of the heavens, but the signs of this time and to suffer much from the Elders, and from the
ye have no skill to discern. chief priests and Scribes, and be killed, and on
4
A wicked and adulterous generation asketh for the third day arise.
22
a sign; but no sign shall be given it, but the sign And Cephas took him, and began to rebuke
of the prophet Jonah. And he left them, and him; and he said: Far be it from thee, my Lord,
departed. that this should be to thee.
5 23
And when his disciples had come to the But he turned, and said to Cephas: Get thee
farther shore, they had forgotten to take bread behind me, Satan: Thou art a stumbling block to
with them. me; for thou thinkest not the things of God, but
6
And he said to them: Take heed, and beware the things of men.
of the leaven of the Pharisees and the
Sadducees.
24 14
Then said Jesus to his disciples: If any one And when they came to the multitude, a man
desireth to come after me, let him deny himself; approached him, and bowed himself on his
and let him bear his cross, and come after me. knees,
25 15
For, whoever chooseth to preserve his life, and said to him: My Lord, compassionate me.
shall lose it; and whoever will lose his life for my I have a son who is a lunatic, and grievously
sake, shall find it. afflicted; for often he falleth into the fire, and
26
For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain often into the water.
16
the whole world, and shall lose his soul? Or And I brought him to thy disciples, and they
what will a man give in exchange for his soul? could not heal him.
27 17
For the Son of man is to come in the glory of Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and
his Father, with all his holy angels; and then will perverse generation! How long shall I be with
he recompense to every man as his deeds are. you? and how long bear with you? Bring him
28
Verily I say to you: There are some persons here to me.
18
standing here, who shall not taste death, till they And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it
see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. departed from him: and from that hour the child
was healed.
19
17:1 And after six days Jesus took Cephas, and Then came the disciples to Jesus, apart, and
James, and John his brother, and conducted said to him: Why could not we heal him?
20
them alone to a high mountain. Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief.
2
And Jesus was changed before them: and his For verily I say to you, That if there be in you
face shone like the sun; and his vestments faith like a grain of mustard seed, ye may say to
became white like the light. this mountain, Remove hence, and it will
3
And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, remove: and nothing will be too hard for you.
21
in conversation with him. But this kind goeth not out, except by fasting
4
Then Cephas answered and said to Jesus: My and prayer.
22
Lord, it is good for us to be here: and, if it please And while they were resident in Galilee,
thee, we will make here three booths; one for Jesus said to them: The Son of man is to be
thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. betrayed into the hands of men;
5 23
And while he was yet speaking, lo, a bright and they will kill him; and the third day he will
cloud overshadowed them: and there was a arise. And it saddened them much.
24
voice from the cloud which said: This is my And when they came to Capernaum, those
beloved Son, in whom I have pleasure; hear ye who receive the two drachmas of capitation
him. money came to Cephas, and said to him: Doth
6
And when the disciples heard [it], they fell on not your rabbi pay his two drachmas?
25
their faces, and were much afraid. He said to them, Yes. And when Cephas had
7
And Jesus came to them and touched them, entered the house, Jesus anticipated him and
and said: Arise, and be not afraid. said to him: How doth it appear to thee, Simon?
8
And they raised their eyes, and they saw no The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive
person, except Jesus only. tribute and capitation money? of their children,
9
And as they came down from the mountain, or of aliens?
26
Jesus charged them, and said to them: Speak of Simon said to him: Of aliens. Jesus said to
this vision before no person, until the Son of him: Then the children are free.
27
man shall have arisen from the dead. But still, lest they be stumbled with us, go
10
And his disciples asked him, and said to him: thou to the sea and cast in a fish-hook, and the
Why then do the Scribes say, that Elijah must fish that shall first come up, open its mouth, and
first come? thou wilt find a stater: that take, and give for me
11
Jesus answered, and said to them: Elijah and for thyself.
doth first come, to fulfill every thing.
12
And I say to you. That, behold, Elijah hath 18:1 In that hour the disciples approached
come, and they did not know him; and they have Jesus, and said: Who is the greatest in the
done to him whatever they pleased: and, in like kingdom of heaven?
2
manner, also the Son of man is to suffer from And Jesus called a child, and placed him in
them. the midst of them,
13 3
Then the disciples understood, that he spake and said: Verily I say to you, that unless ye be
to them of John the Baptizer. converted, and become like children, ye will not
enter the kingdom of heaven.
4 20
He therefore that shall humble himself like this For where two or three [are] assembled in my
child, he will be great in the kingdom of heaven. name, there [am] I in the midst of them.
5 21
And he that shall receive in my name [one Then Cephas approached him, and said to
who is] like to this child, he receiveth me. him: My Lord, how many times, if my brother
6
And whosoever shall stumble one of these commit offence against me, shall I forgive him?
little ones that believe in me, it were better for up to seven times?
22
him that a millstone were suspended to his neck, Jesus said to him: I do not say to thee, up to
and that he were sunk in the depths of the sea. seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
7 23
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks! Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like to
For it must be, that stumbling blocks come. But, some king, who wished to have a reckoning with
woe to the person by whose means the his servants.
24
stumbling blocks come. And when he began to reckon, they brought
8
If then thy hand or thy foot make thee stumble, to him one debtor of ten thousand talents.
25
cut it off and cast it from thee: for it is good for And as he had not wherewith to pay, his lord
thee to enter into life lame or mutilated, and not commanded him to be sold, him and his wife
that, with two hands or two feet, thou fall into and his children, and all that he possessed, and
eternal fire. payment to be made.
9 26
And if thine eye make thee stumble, pluck it And that servant fell down and worshipped
out and cast it from thee: for it is good for thee to him, and said: My lord, have patience with me,
enter into life with one eye, and not that, with and I will pay thee the whole.
27
two eyes, thou fall into the hell of fire. And his lord had compassion on that servant,
10
See that ye despise not one of these little and set him free, and forgave him his debt.
28
ones; for I say to you, That their angels in Then that servant went out, and found one of
heaven, at all times, are beholding the face of his fellowservants who owed him a hundred
my Father who is in heaven. denarii. And he laid hold of him and choked him,
11
For the Son of man, hath come to give life to and said to him: Pay me what thou owest me.
29
that which was lost. And that fellow-servant fell at his feet and
12
How doth it appear to you? If a man should entreated him, and said: Have patience with me,
have a hundred sheep, and one of them should and I will pay thee the whole.
30
go astray, will he not leave the ninety and nine in But he would not, but went and cast him into
the mountains, and go and seek the one that prison, until he should pay him what he owed
strayed? him.
13 31
And if he find it, verily I say to you, that he And when their fellow-servants saw what was
rejoiceth in it, more than in the ninety and nine done, it grieved them much; and they came and
that did not stray. made known to their lord all that had occurred.
14 32
Just so, it is not the pleasure of your Father Then his lord called him, and said to him:
who is in heaven, that one of these little ones Thou vile servant! Lo, I forgave thee that whole
should perish. debt, because thou entreatedst of me:
15 33
Moreover, if thy brother commit an offence oughtest not thou also to have compassion
against thee, go and admonish him between on thy fellow-servant, as I had compassion on
thee and him only. If he hear thee, thou hast thee?
34
gained thy brother. And his lord was angry, and delivered him
16
But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or over to the torturers, until he should pay all he
two, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses owed him.
35
every word may be established. So will my Father who is in heaven do to you,
17
And if he will also not hear them, tell [it] to the unless ye from your heart forgive each his
church. And if he will also not hear the church, brother his offence.
let him be to thee as a publican and a heathen.
18
Verily I say to you, That whatever ye shall 19:1 And when Jesus had ended these
bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and discourses, he removed from Galilee, and came
whatever ye shall unbind on earth, shall be to the confines of Judaea on the other side of
unbound in heaven. Jordan.
19 2
Again I say to you, That if two of you shall And great multitudes followed after him, and
agree on earth concerning any thing that they he healed them there.
shall ask, it shall be to them from my Father who
is in heaven.
3 20
And Pharisees came to him, and tempted him The young man saith to him: All these have I
and said: Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife kept from my childhood. What do I lack?
21
for every cause? Jesus saith to him: If thou desirest to be
4
And he answered and said to them: Have ye perfect, go, sell thy property, and give to the
not read, that he who made [them] at the poor; and there shall be for thee a treasure in
beginning, made them a male and a female? heaven; and come thou after me.
5 22
And he said: For this reason, a man shall And the young man heard that speech, and
leave his father and his mother, and adhere to he went away in sadness; for he had much
his wife; and they two shall be one flesh. property.
6 23
Wherefore they were not two, but one flesh. And Jesus said to his disciples: Verily I say to
What therefore God hath united, let not man you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter into the
sunder. kingdom of heaven.
7 24
They say to him: Why then did Moses And again, I say to you: It is easier for a
command to give a bill of divorce, and to put her camel to enter the aperture of a needle, than for
away? a rich man to enter the kingdom of God
8 25
He said to them: Moses, on account of the And when the disciples heard [it], they
hardness of your heart, permitted you to divorce wondered greatly, and said: Who then can attain
your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. to life!
9 26
And I say to you, That whoever leaveth his Jesus looked on them, and said to them: With
wife not being an adulteress, and taketh men this is not practicable, but with God every
another, committeth adultery. And whoever thing is practicable.
27
taketh her that is divorced, committeth adultery. Then answered Cephas, and said to him: Lo,
10
His disciples say to him: If such is the case we have forsaken every thing, and come after
between man and wife, it is not expedient to thee: What therefore shall we receive?
28
take a wife. Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, that,
11
But he said to them: Not every one is capable as for you who have followed me, when the Son
of that thing, but he only to whom it is given. of man shall sit on the throne of his glory in the
12
For there are some eunuchs, born so from new world, ye also shall sit on twelve seats, and
their mother's womb; and there are some shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
29
eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and And every man that relinquisheth houses, or
there are some eunuchs who have made brothers or sisters, or father or mother, or wife or
themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall
of heaven. He that can be contented let him be receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal
contented. life.
13 30
Then they brought children to him, that he But there are many first who shall be last, and
might lay his hand upon them and pray. And his last [who shall be] first.
disciples rebuked them.
14
But Jesus said to them: Allow children to 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like a man,
come to me, and forbid them not; for of those the lord of a house, who went out, at dawn of
that are like them is the kingdom of heaven. day, to hire laborers for his vineyard.
15 2
And he laid his hand upon them, and And he contracted with the labors for a
departed from there. denarius a day: and sent them into his vineyard.
16 3
And one came, drew near, and said to him: And he went out at the third hour, and saw
Good Teacher, what good thing must I do, that others standing idle in the market-place:
4
eternal life may be mine? and he said to them, Go ye also into my
17
And he said to him: Why callest thou me vineyard, and what is right I will give you;
5
good? There is none good, except one, and they went. And again he went out at the
[namely,] God. But if thou wouldst enter into life, sixth and ninth hours, and did the same.
6
keep the commandments. And about the eleventh hour, he went out and
18
He said to him, Which? And Jesus said to found others who were standing and idle; and he
him: Thou shalt not kill; and thou shalt not said to them: Why stand ye all the day, and are
commit adultery; and thou shalt not steal; and idle?
7
thou shalt not bear false testimony; They say to him, Because no one hath hired
19
and honor thy father and thy mother; and us. He saith to them: Go ye also into the
thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. vineyard; and what is right ye shall receive.
8 25
And when it was evening, the lord of the And Jesus called them, and said to them: Ye
vineyard said to his steward: Call the laborers, know that the princes of the nations are their
and give them their wages; and commence with lords, and their great men exercise authority
the last, and proceed to the first. over them.
9 26
And those of the eleventh hour came, and Not so shall it be among you. But whoever
received each a denarius. among you desireth to be great, let him be to
10
And when the first came, they supposed they you, a ministerer:
27
should receive more; but they also received and whoever among you desireth to be first,
each a denarius. let him be your servant:
11 28
And when they received [it], they murmured even as the Son of man came, not to be
against the lord of the house, served, but to serve; and to give his life a
12
and said: These last have labored but one ransom for many.
29
hour, and thou hast made them equal with us And as Jesus passed out of Jericho, a great
who have borne the burden of the day and the multitude followed him.
30
heat of it. And lo, two blind men were sitting by the way
13
But he answered, and said to one of them: side. And when they heard that Jesus was
My friend, I do thee no injustice: was it not for a passing, they called out, and said: Have
denarius that thou didst contract with me? compassion on us, my Lord, thou son of David!
14 31
Take what belongeth to thee, and go: for I am And the multitudes rebuked them, that they
disposed to give to this last, as to thee. might be silent. But they raised their voice the
15
Is it not lawful for me, to do what I please with more, and said: Our Lord, have compassion on
what belongeth to me; or is thy eye evil, us, thou son of David.
32
because I am good? And Jesus stopped, and called them, and
16
Thus the last shall be first, and the first last: said: What wish ye, that I should do for you?
33
for the called are many, but the chosen are few. They said to him: Our Lord, that our eyes
17
And Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem: may be opened.
34
and he took his twelve disciples aside, on the And he had compassion on them, and
way, and said to them: touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes
18
Behold we are going to Jerusalem; and the were opened, and they followed him.
Son of man will be delivered up to the chief
priests and to the Scribes, and they will 21:1 And as he approached Jerusalem, and
condemn him to death. came to Bethphage, by the side of the mount of
19
And they will deliver him over to the Gentiles: Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples;
2
and they will mock him, and will scourge him, and said to them: Go into this village which is
and will crucify him; and the third day, he will over against you, and directly ye will find an ass
arise. tied, and a colt with her. Untie and bring [them]
20
Then came, to him the mother of Zebedee's to me.
3
children, she and her sons; and she worshipped And if any man say ought to you, tell him, That
him, and asked something from him. they are needed by our Lord: and at once he will
21
And he said to her, What desirest thou? She send them hither.
4 2
said to him: Say, that these my two sons shall Now this whole occurrence was, that so might
sit, the one on thy right hand and the other on be fulfilled that which was spoken by the
thy left, in thy kingdom. prophet, saying:
22 5
Jesus answered and said: Ye know not what Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king
ye ask for. Can ye drink of the cup, of which I cometh to thee, meek, and riding on an ass, and
am to drink? or be baptized with the baptism, on a colt the foal of an ass.
6
that I am baptized with? They say to him: We And the disciples went, and did as Jesus
can. commanded them.
23 7
He saith to them: Ye will [indeed] drink of my And they brought the ass and the colt. And
cup, and will be baptized with the baptism that I they placed their garments on the colt, and set
am baptized with: but that ye should sit on my Jesus upon it.
right hand and on my left, is not mine to give,
except to those for whom it is prepared by my
2
Father.
24
Matthew 21:4 – Most Western Peshitto mss omit
And when the ten heard [it], they were angry “whole.” However,it is present in most Eastern
against the two brothers. Peshitta mss.
8 25
And a very great throng strewed their clothes The baptism of John, from whence was it?
in the path; and others cut branches from the From heaven, or from men? And they reasoned
trees, and cast them in the path. among themselves, and said: If we should say,
9
And the multitudes that went before him, and From heaven; he will say to us, Why did ye not
that followed after him, shouted and said: believe in him?
26
Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that And if we should say, From men; we are
cometh in the name of the LORD: Hosanna in the afraid of the multitude, for they all hold John as a
highest. prophet.
10 27
And as he entered Jerusalem, the whole city And they answered, and said to him: We do
was in commotion; and they said, Who is this? not know. Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell
11
And the multitudes said, This is Jesus the you by what authority I do these things.
28
prophet, who is from Nazareth of Galilee. But how appeareth it to you? A certain man
12
And Jesus entered into the temple of God, had two sons; and he came to the first and said
and expelled all them that bought and sold in the to him, My son, go, labor to-day in the vineyard.
29
temple, and overset the counters of the money- And he answered and said, I am not willing.
brokers, and the seats of them that sold doves. But afterwards he repented and went.
13 30
And he said to them: It is written, my house And he came to the other, and said the same
shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have to him. And he answered and said: I [go], my
made it a den of robbers. lord, but did not go.
14 31
And there came to him in the temple the blind Which of these two performed the pleasure of
and the lame; and he healed them. his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus said
15
And when the chief priests and Pharisees to them: Verily I say to you That publicans and
saw the wonderful things which he performed, harlots go before you into the kingdom of God.
32
and the children shouting in the temple and For John came to you in the way of
saying, Hosanna to the son of David, their righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the
indignation was excited. publicans and harlots believed him: and ye, after
16
And they said to him: Hearest thou what ye had seen [it], did not even then repent and
these are saying? Jesus said to them: Yes. believe in him.
33
Have ye never read, Out of the mouth of Hear ye another similitude. A certain man, the
children and infants thou hast acquired praise? lord of a house, planted a vineyard, and inclosed
17
And he left them, and retired out of the city to it with a hedge, and digged in it a wine-press,
Bethany, and lodged there. and built a tower in it, and leased it to cultivators,
18
And in the morning, when he returned to the and removed to a distance.
34
city, he was hungry. And when the time for the fruits arrived, he
19
And he saw a fig-tree by the way, and came sent his servants to the cultivators that they
to it and found nothing on it, except leaves only. might remit to him of the fruits of the vineyard.
35
And he said to it: There shall no more be fruit on And the cultivators laid hold of his servants,
thee for ever. And immediately the fig-tree and beat one, and stoned another and one they
withered. slew.
20 36
And the disciples saw [it], and admired, and And again he sent other servants, more
said: How suddenly hath the fig-tree withered! numerous than the first; and they did the like to
21
Jesus replied and said to them: Verily I say to them.
37
you, That if there be faith in you, and ye shall not And at last he sent to them his son: for he
doubt, ye may not only do this thing of the fig- said, Perhaps they will respect my son.
38
tree, but also if ye shall say to this mountain, be But the cultivators, when they saw the son,
thou lifted up, and fall into the sea, it will be so. said among themselves: This is the heir: Come;
22
And whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, and let us kill him, and retain his inheritance.
39
shall believe, ye shall receive. And they laid hold of him, thrust him out of
23
And when Jesus came to the temple, the the vineyard, and slew him.
40
chief priests and the Elders of the people came When the lord of the vineyard, therefore, shall
to him as he was teaching, and said to him: By come; what will he do to those cultivators?
41
what authority doest thou these things? And who They say to him: He will utterly destroy them;
gave thee this authority? and will lease the vineyard to other cultivators,
24
Jesus replied and said to them: I also will ask who will render him the fruits in their seasons.
42
you one question, and if ye will tell me, I also will Jesus said to them: Have ye never read in
tell you by what authority I do these things. the scripture, The stone which the builders
15
rejected, hath become the head of the corner: Then went the Pharisees and took counsel,
this is from the Lord; and it is marvellous in our how they might ensnare him in discourse.
16
eyes? And they sent to him their disciples, with
43
Therefore I say to you, That the kingdom of domestics of Herod, and said to him: Teacher,
God shall be taken from you, and shall be given we know that thou art veracious, and teachest
to a people that will yield fruits. the way of God with truth, regardless of man, for
44
And whoever shall fall upon this stone, will be thou hast no respect of persons.
17
fractured; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will Tell us, therefore, how doth it appear to thee:
crush him to atoms? is it lawful to pay capitation money to Caesar, or
45
And when the chief priests and Pharisees not?
18
had heard his similitudes, they understood that But Jesus knew their wickedness, and said:
he spoke in reference to them. Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
46 19
And they sought to apprehend him, but were Show me a denarius of the capitation money.
afraid of the multitude, because they accounted And they brought to him a denarius.
20
him as a prophet. And Jesus said to them: Whose is this image
and inscription?
21
22:1 And Jesus answered again by similitudes, They say, Caesar's. He saith to them: Give
and said: then Caesar's things to Caesar, and God's
2
The kingdom of heaven is like to a royal things to God.
22
person, who made a feast for his son. And when they heard [it] they were surprised:
3
And he sent his servants to call those that had and they left him, and went away.
23
been invited, to the feast: and they would not The same day came Sadducees, and said to
come. him: There is no life of the dead. And they
4
And again he sent other servants, and said: questioned him,
24
Tell those invited, Behold, my entertainment is and said to him: Teacher; Moses commanded
prepared, my oxen and my fatlings are slain, us, that if a man should die childless, his brother
and every thing is prepared; come ye to the must take his wife and raise up seed to his
feast. brother.
5 25
But they showed contempt, and went away, Now there were with us seven brothers. The
one to his farm, and another to his merchandise; first took a wife, and deceased; and, as he had
6
and the rest seized his servants, and abused no children, he left his wife to his brother.
26
them, and slew them. In like manner also the second, and the third,
7
And when the king heard [of it], he was angry; and up to the whole seven.
27
and he sent his military forces, and destroyed And after them all, the woman also herself
those murderers, and burned their city. died.
8 28
Then said he to his servants, The feast is In the resurrection, therefore, to which of
prepared, but they who were invited were those seven will she be the wife? For they all
unworthy. had taken her?
9 29
Go ye therefore to the terminations of the Jesus answered, and said to them: Ye do err,
streets; and as many as ye find, bid to the feast. from not knowing the scriptures, nor the power
10
And those servants went out into the streets, of God.
30
and collected all they found, both bad and good; For in the resurrection of the dead, they do
and the place of feasting was filled with guests. not take wives, nor are wives given to husbands;
11
And the king went in to see the guests: and but they are as the angels of God in heaven.
31
he saw there a man who was not clad in the But as to the resurrection of the dead,: have
festal garments. ye not read what was spoken to you by God,
12
And he said to him: My friend, how camest who said:
32
thou here without the festal robes? But he was I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,
silent. the God of Jacob? Now he is not the God of the
13
Then said the king to the servitors: Bind his dead, but of the living.
33
hands and his feet, and cast him into the outer And when the multitude heard [it] they were
darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of astonished at his doctrine.
34
teeth. And when the Pharisees heard that he had
14
For the called are many, and the chosen are put the Sadducees to silence, they assembled
few. together;
35 13
and one of them, who was expert in the law, Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
to tempt him, inquired: hypocrites: for ye devour the houses of widows,
36
Teacher, which is the great command in the under the disguise of protracting your prayers.
law? Therefore ye shall receive greater
37
Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the LORD condemnation.
14
thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, Woe to you. Scribes and Pharisees,
and with all thy might, and with all thy mind. hypocrites: for ye hold the kingdom of heaven
38
This is the great and first command. closed before men; for ye enter not yourselves,
39
And the second, which is like it, is, Thou shalt and those that would enter ye suffer not to enter.
15
love thy neighbor as thyself. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
40
On these two commands hang the law and hypocrites: for ye traverse sea and land to make
the prophets. one proselyte; and when he is gained, ye make
41
And while the Pharisees were assembled, him a child of hell twofold more than yourselves.
16
Jesus questioned them, Woe to you, ye blind guides: for ye say,
42
and said: What say ye respecting, the Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing;
Messiah? Whose son is he? They say to him; but whoever shall swear by the gold that is in the
The son of David. temple, he is holden.
43 17
He saith to them: How then doth David, by Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the
the Spirit, call him LORD? for he said: gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
44 18
The LORD said to my Lord, Seat thyself at my And, whoever shall swear by the altar, it is
right hand, until I place thy enemies under thy nothing: but whoever shall swear by the oblation
feet. upon it, he is holden.
45 19
If David then call him LORD, how is he his Ye fools, and blind: for which is greater, the
son? oblation, or the altar that sanctifieth the oblation?
46 20
And no one was able to give him an answer? He therefore who sweareth by the altar,
And from that day, no one dared to question sweareth by it, and by all that is upon it.
21
him. And he who sweareth by the temple,
sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth in it.
22
23:1 Then Jesus conversed with the multitude And he who sweareth by heaven, sweareth
and with his disciples, by throne of God, and by him that sitteth on it.
2 23
and said to them: The Scribes and Pharisees Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
sit in the seat of Moses. hypocrites: for ye tithe mint, and anise, and
3
Whatever therefore they tell you to observe, cummin, and omit the graver [matters] of the
that observe and do. But according to their law, judgment, and mercy, and fidelity: these
deeds, practise ye not: for they say, and do not. ought ye to do, and those not to omit.
4 24
They tie up heavy burdens, and lay [them] on Ye blind guides, who strain out gnats, and
men's shoulders; but will not themselves touch swallow down camels.
25
them with their finger. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
5
And all their works they do, to be seen of men: hypocrites: for ye cleanse the outside of the cup
for they make their phylacteries broad, and and the dish, while within they are full of rapine
extend the fringes of their garments. and wickedness.
6 26
And they love the highest couches at suppers Ye blind Pharisees, cleanse first the inside of
and the highest seats in the synagogues, the cup and dish, that their outside may be clean
7
and the greeting in the market places, and to also.
27
be addressed by men with Rabbi. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
8
But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your hypocrites: for ye are like whited sepulchres,
Rabbi, and ye are all brethren. which appear comely without, but are within full
9
And ye shall not call yourselves Father on of bones of the dead and all impurity.
28
earth; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. So ye also, outwardly, appear to men as
10
And be ye not called guides; for one is your righteous; but within, ye are full of iniquity and
Guide, the Messiah. hypocrisy.
11 29
And the great one among you will be your Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
servitor. hypocrites: for ye build the tombs of the
12
For whoever shall] exalt himself, will be prophets and ye adorn the sepulchres of the
abased: and whoever shall abase himself, will righteous;
be exalted.
30 8
and ye say: If we had been in the days of our But all these are only the commencement of
fathers, we would not have been participators sorrows.
9
with them in the blood of the prophets. And they will deliver you up to tribulation, and
31
Wherefore ye are witnesses, against will kill you: and ye will be hated by all nations,
yourselves, that ye are the children of them that on account of my name.
10
killed the prophets. Then many will be stumbled: and they will
32
And as for you, fill ye up the measure of your hate one another, and will betray one another.
11
fathers. And many false prophets will rise up; and
33
Ye serpents, ye race of vipers: how can ye they will deceive many.
12
escape the condemnation of hell? And on account of the abounding of iniquity,
34
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, the love of many will decline.
13
and wise men, and scribes; some of whom ye But he that shall persevere to the end, will
will kill and crucify, and some of them ye will have life.
14
scourge in your synagogues, and will persecute And this announcement of the kingdom shall
them from city to city: be published in all the world, for a testimony to
35
so that on you may come all the blood of the all nations: and then will come the
righteous, which hath been shed on the earth, consummation.
15
from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood And when ye see the abominable sign of
of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom ye slew desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the
between the temple and the altar. prophet, standing in the holy place; then let the
36
Verily I say to you, that all these things will reader consider;
16
come upon this generation. and then let them who are in Judaea, flee to
37
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who killest the the mountain:
17
prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee: and let him who is on the roof, not come
how often would I have gathered thy children, as down to take what is in his house:
18
a hen gathereth her young under her wings, and and let him who is in the field, not return back
ye would not. to take his clothing.
38 19
Behold, your house is left to you desolate! But woe to those with child, and to them that
39
For I say to you, That ye shall not see me are nursing, in those days.
20
henceforth, until ye shall say: Blessed is he that And pray ye, that your flight be not in winter,
cometh in the name of the LORD. or on the sabbath.
21
For there will then be great distress, such as
24:1 And Jesus passed out of the temple to go hath not been from the commencement of the
away: and his disciples came to him, showing world, until now, and will not be.
22
him the structure of the temple. And unless those days should be cut short,
2
And he said to them: See ye not all these? no flesh would remain alive. But, for the elect's
Verily I say to you, There will not be left here a sake, those days will be cut short.
23
stone upon a stone, that is not demolished. Then, if any one shall say to you, Lo, the
3
And as Jesus sat on the mount of Olives, his Messiah is here, or is there; give no credence.
24
disciples came, and said between themselves For there will arise false Messiahs, and
and him: Tell us when these things are to be; mendacious prophets; who will exhibit great
and what will be the sign of thy coming, and of signs, so as to deceive, if possible, even the
the consummation of the world. elect.
4 25
Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed, Behold, I have told you beforehand.
26
that no one deceive you. If therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in
5
For many will come in my name, and will say, I the desert; go not out: or, Behold, he is in a
am the Messiah: and they will deceive many. secret chamber; give no credence.
6 27
And ye are to hear of conflicts, and the rumor As the lightning cometh out of the east, and
of battles. See that ye be not disquieted: for all shineth unto the west, so will be the coming of
these things must come; but the consummation the Son of man.
28
is not yet. And wherever the carcass may be, there will
7
For nation will rise against nation, and the eagles be congregated.
29
kingdom against kingdom; and there will be And immediately after the distress of those
famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon
divers places. will not show her light, and the stars will fall from
50
heaven, and the powers of heaven will be the lord of that servant will come in a day he
agitated. will not expect, and in an hour he knoweth not,
30 51
And then will be seen the signal of the Son of and will cut him asunder, and will assign him
man in heaven: and then will all the tribes of the his portion with the hypocrites; there will be
earth mourn, when they see the Son of man weeping and gnashing of teeth.
coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and
great glory. 25:1 Then may the kingdom of heaven be
31
And he will send his angels with a great shadowed forth by ten virgins, who took their
trumpet and they will collect together his elect lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom and
from the four winds, from one extremity of bride.
2
heaven to the other. And five of them were wise, and five were
32
And learn ye an illustration from the fig-tree. foolish.
3
As soon as its branches become tender and its And the foolish took their lamps, but took no
leaves shoot forth, ye know that summer is oil with them.
4
coming on. But the wise took oil in vessels, with their
33
So also ye, when ye perceive all these things, lamps.
5
know ye, that he is nigh, [even] at the door. And while the bridegroom delayed, they all
34
Verily I say to you, That this generation shall became sleepy and fell asleep.
6
not pass away, till all these things shall be. And at midnight there was an outcry: Behold,
35
Heaven and earth will pass away; but my the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7
words shall not pass away. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their
36
But of that day and of that hour, knoweth no lamps.
8
man, nor even the angels of heaven, but the And the foolish said to the wise; Give us of
Father only. your oil; for, behold, our lamps have gone out.
37 9
And as the days of Noah, so will the coming The wise answered and said: [We must
of the Son of man be. refuse,] lest there should not be enough for us
38
For as, before the flood, they were eating and and for you: but go ye to them that sell, and buy
drinking, taking wives and giving to husbands, for yourselves.
10
up to the day that Noah entered the ark, And while they went to buy, the bridegroom
39
and knew not, until the flood came and took came; and they that were ready, went with him
them all away; so will the coming of the Son of into the house of the nuptials, and the door was
man be. shut.
40 11
Then will two [men] be in the field; the one And at length came also the other virgins,
will be taken, and the other left. and said: Our lord, our lord, open to us.
41 12
Two [women] will be grinding at the mill; the But he answered, and said to them: Verily I
one taken, and the other left. say to you, I know you not.
42 13
Watch, therefore, since ye know not at what Watch, therefore, seeing ye know not the day
hour your Lord cometh. nor the hour.
43 14
But know this, that if the lord of the house had For, as a man that took a journey, called his
known in what watch the thief would come, he servants and delivered to them his property;
15
would have been awake, and would not have to one he gave five talents; to another, two;
suffered his house to be broken into. and to another, one: to each, according to his
44
Therefore, be ye also ready; for at an hour ye ability: and he immediately departed.
16
do not expect, the Son of man will come. Then he that received five talents, went and
45
Who then, is that faithful and wise servant, traded with them, and gained five more.
17
whom his lord hath placed over his domestics, to And likewise: the one of two [talents], by
give them their food in its time? trading gained two more.
46 18
Happy is that servant, whom, when his lord But he that received one, went and digged in
shall come, he will find so doing. the earth, and hid his lord's money.
47 19
Verily I say to you, He will place him over all And after a long time, the lord of those
that he hath. servants came, and received account from
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But if that servant, being wicked, shall say in them.
20
his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And he who had received the five talents,
49
and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, came and brought five others; and said, My lord,
and shall be eating and drinking with drunkards; thou gavest me five talents; behold, I have
gained by trading five more to them.
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His lord said to him: Well done! good and And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful with a came to thee?
40
little; I will set thee over much: enter thou into And the king will answer, and say to them:
the joy of thy lord. Verily I say to you, That inasmuch as ye did so
22
And he of the two talents came, and said: My to one of these my little brothers, ye did so to
lord, thou gavest me two talents; behold, I have me.
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by trading gained two more to them. Then will he say also to them on his left hand:
23
His lord said to him: Well done! Good and Go from me, ye accursed, into everlasting fire,
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful with a which was prepared for the Calumniator and his
little; I will set thee over much: enter thou into angels,
42
the joy of thy lord. For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food;
24
And he also that received the one talent, and I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;
43
came and said: My lord, I knew thee, that thou and I was a stranger, and ye took me not
art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not home; and I was naked, and ye clothed me not;
sowed, and gathering where thou hast not and I was sick and in prison, and ye did not visit
scattered; me.
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and I was afraid, and I went and hid thy talent Then will they also answer and say: Our Lord,
in the earth. Behold, thou hast what is thine. when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a
26
His lord answered, and said to him: Wicked stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did
and slothful servant! Thou knewest me, that I not minister to thee?
45
reap where I have not sowed, and gather where Then will he answer, and say to them: Verily I
I have not scattered! say to you, That in as much as ye did not so to
27
Thou oughtest to have cast my money into one of these little ones, ye did not so to me.
46
the exchange; and I might have come and And these will go into everlasting torment,
demanded my property with its interest. and the righteous into everlasting life.
28
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it
to him that hath ten talents. 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had
29
For, to him that hath, shall be given, and he concluded all these discourses, that he said to
shall have more; but from him that hath not, his disciples:
2
even what he hath shall be taken away. Ye know that after two days is the Passover;
30
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into the and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3
outer darkness: there will be weeping and Then assembled the chief priests and the
gnashing of teeth. Scribes and the Elders of the people, at the hall
31
And when the Son of man shall come in his of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.
4
glory, and all his holy angels with him, then will And they held a counsel against Jesus, that
he sit upon the throne of his glory. they might take him by guile, and kill him.
32 5
And before him will be gathered all nations; But they said: Not on the festival, lest there be
and he will separate them one from another, as a commotion among the people.
6
a shepherd severeth the sheep from the goats. And when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house
33
And he will place the sheep on his right hand, of Simon the leper,
7
and the goats on his left. there came to him a woman having a vase of
34
Then will the king say to those on his right aromatic ointment very precious, and she
hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father; inherit poured it on the head of Jesus as he was
the kingdom that was prepared for you from the reclining.
8
foundation of the world. And when his disciples saw [it] they were
35
For I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was displeased, and said: Why is this waste?
9
thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, For this [ointment] might have been sold for
and ye took me home; much, and have been given to the poor.
36 10
I was naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, But Jesus knew [their dissatisfaction], and
and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came said to them: Why trouble ye the woman? She
to me. hath performed a good deed towards me.
37 11
Then will the righteous say to him: Our Lord, For the poor ye have at all times with you; but
when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or I am not with you always
12
thirsty, and gave thee drink? And this her act, pouring the ointment on my
38
And when saw we thee a stranger, and took body, she hath done as it were for my burial.
thee home? or naked, and clothed thee?
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Verily I say to you, That wherever this my Cephas replied, and said to him: Though all
gospel shall be proclaimed, in all the world, this men should be offended in thee, I will never be
thing that she hath done shall be told for a offended in thee.
34
memorial of her. Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, That
14
Then one of the twelve, named Judas this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice
Iscariot, went to the chief priests, deny me.
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and said to them: What will ye give me, if I Cephas said to him: If I were to die with thee,
will deliver him to you? And they promised him I would not deny thee: and so also said all the
thirty pieces of silver. disciples.
16 36
And from that time he sought opportunity to Then came Jesus with them to a place called
betray him. Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Sit ye
17
And on the first day of unleavened bread, the here, while I go and pray.
37
disciples came to Jesus, and said to him: Where And he took Cephas and the two sons of
wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Zebedee, and began to be dejected and
passover? sorrowful.
18 38
And he said to them: Go ye into the city, to And he said to them: There is anguish in my
such a man, and say to him: Our Rabbi saith, soul, even unto death. Wait for me here; and
My time approaches: with thee will I keep the watch with me.
39
passover with my disciples And retiring a little, he fell on his face, and
19
And his disciples did as Jesus directed them, prayed, and said: My Father, if it can be so, let
and made ready the passover. this cup pass from me. Yet not as I choose, but
20
And when it was evening, he reclined with his as thou.
40
twelve disciples. And he came to his disciples, and found them
21
And as they were eating, he said: Verily I say asleep: and he said to Cephas: So! could ye not
to you, That one of you will betray me. watch with me one hour?
22 41
And it troubled them much. And they began Wake ye, and pray, lest ye fall into
each one of them to say to him; My Lord is it I? temptation. The mind is prepared, but the body
23
And he answered and said: One that dippeth is infirm.
42
his hand with me in the dish, he will betray me. Again he went away the second time, and
24
And the Son of man goeth, as it is written of prayed, and said: My Father, if it cannot be that
him: but woe to that man, by whom the Son of this cup pass, except I drink it, thy will be done.
43
man is betrayed. It would have been better for And he came again and found them sleeping,
that man, if he had not been born. for their eyes were heavy.
25 44
Judas the betrayer answered and said: And he left them, and went again and prayed
Rabbi, is it I? Jesus said to him: Thou hast said. the third time, and used the same language.
26 45
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, Then he came to his disciples, and said to
and blessed, and brake; and gave to his them: Sleep on now, and take rest. Behold, the
disciples, and said: Take, eat; this is my body. hour is come: and the Son of man is betrayed
27
And he took the cup, and offered thanks and into the hands of sinners.
46
gave [it] to them, saying: Take, drink of this all of Arise, let us go. Behold, he that betrayeth me
you. hath come.
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This is my blood of the new testament, which, And while he was yet speaking, lo, Judas the
in behalf of many, is shed for the remission of betrayer, one of the twelve, arrived; and a great
sins. multitude with him, with swords and clubs, from
29
But I say to you, that I will henceforth not the presence of the chief priests and elders of
drink of this product of the vine, until the day in the people.
48
which I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom And Judas the betrayer had given them a
of God. sign, saying: He it is, whom I shall kiss: him
30
And they sang praises, and went forth to the seize ye.
49
mount of Olives. And forthwith he approached Jesus, and said:
31
Then said Jesus to them: Ye will all be Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him.
50
offended in me this night; for it is written, I will And Jesus said to him: My friend, is it for this
smite the shepherd, and the sheep of his flock thou hast come? Then they came up, and laid
will be dispersed. their hands on Jesus, and took him.
32
But after I am arisen, I will go before you into
Galilee.
51 69
And lo, one of them with Jesus stretched out And Cephas was sitting without in the hall,
his hand, and drew a sword, and smote a and a certain maid approached him, and said to
servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. him: Thou also wast with Jesus the Nazarean.
52 70
Then Jesus said to him: Return the sword to But he denied [it] before them all, and said: I
its place; for all they that take swords, shall die know not what thou sayest.
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by swords. And as he went out into the porch, another
53
Supposest thou that I cannot ask of my maid saw him, and said to them: This man was
Father, and he now assign me more than twelve also there with Jesus the Nazarean.
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legions of angels? And again he denied, with oaths: I know not
54
But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, that man.
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that thus it must be? And a little after, those standing [there] came
55
At that time Jesus said to the multitude: Have up and said to Cephas: Certainly, thou too art
ye come out, as against a cut-throat, with one of them; and thy speech maketh thee
swords and clubs, to take me? I daily sat with manifest.
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you, and taught in the temple, and ye did not Then he began to imprecate and to swear, I
apprehend me. know not that man. And in that hour the cock
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And this occurred, that the writings of the crew.
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prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all And Cephas remembered the declaration of
forsook him and fled. Jesus, who said to him: Before the cock
57
And they who apprehended Jesus carried croweth, thou wilt three times deny me. And he
him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the went out, and wept bitterly.
Scribes and Elders were assembled.
58
And Simon Cephas followed after him at a 27:1 And when it was morning, the chief priests
distance, unto the high priest's hall, and entered, and the elders of the people held a council
and sat with the servants within, that he might against Jesus, how they might put him to death.
2
see the issue. And they bound him, and carried him and
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And the chief priests and the Elders and the delivered him up to Pilate, the president.
3
whole assembly sought for witnesses against Then Judas the betrayer, when he saw that
Jesus, that they might put him to death; Jesus was condemned, repented. And he went
60
and found them not. And many false and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the
witnesses came; and at last, two came forward, chief priests and elders;
61 4
and said: This man said, I can destroy the and said: I have sinned, by betraying innocent
temple of God, and in three days rebuild it. blood. And they said: What is that to us? See to
62
And the high priest rose up and said to him: it thyself.
5
Respondest thou nothing? What do these testify And he cast down the silver in the temple, and
against thee? retiring, went and strangled himself
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And Jesus was silent. And the high priest And the chief priests took up the silver, and
answered, and said to him: I adjure thee by the said: It is not lawful to put it into the treasury,
living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the because it is the price of blood.
7
Messiah, the Son of God. And they took counsel, and bought with it the
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Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said. And I say potter's field, for a place to bury strangers.
8
to you, That hereafter ye will see the Son of man Wherefore that field is called the field of blood,
sitting on the right hand of power, and coming unto this day.
9
on the clouds of heaven. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by
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Then the high priest rent his clothes, and the prophet, saying: I took the thirty [shekels] of
said: Behold, he hath blasphemed! Why silver, the price of the precious one, which they
therefore should we seek for witnesses? Behold, of the children of Israel had stipulated;
10
ye have now heard his blasphemy. and I gave them for the potter's field, as the
66
What is your pleasure? They answered and LORD directed me.
11
said: He is liable to death. And Jesus stood before the president. And
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Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, the resident asked him, and said to him: Art thou
and others smote him, the king of the Jews? And Jesus said to him:
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and said to him: Prophesy to us, thou Thou hast said.
12
Messiah, who is it smote thee? And when the chief priests and elders
accused him, he made no reply.
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Then Pilate said to him: Hearest thou not how And as they went out, they found a man of
much they testify against thee? Cyrene whose name was Simon; him they
14
But he gave him no answer, not even one compelled to bear his cross.
33
word: and therefore Pilate wondered greatly. And they came to a place which is called
15
And at each festival, the president was Golgotha, which is interpreted a skull.
34
accustomed to release to the people one And they gave him to drink vinegar mixed
prisoner, such as they preferred. with gall. And he tasted [it], and would not drink.
16 35
And they had then in bonds a noted prisoner, And when they had crucified him, they
3
called Bar Abas. distributed his garments by lot.
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And when they were assembled, Pilate said And they sat down, and watched him there
37
to them: Whom will ye, that I release to you, Bar And they placed over his head the cause of
Abas, or Jesus who is called Messiah? his death, in the writing: THIS IS JESUS, THE
18
For Pilate knew that it was from enmity they KING OF THE JEWS.
38
had delivered him up. And there were crucified with him two
19
And as the president was sitting on his robbers, the one on his right hand, and the other
tribunal, his wife sent to him, and said: Have on his left.
39
thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have And they that passed by reviled him, and
suffered much this day in a dream because of shook their heads
40
him. and said: Destroyer of the temple, and builder
20
But the chief priests and the elders of it in three days, deliver thyself, if thou art the
persuaded the multitude that they should Son of God, and come down from the cross.
41
demand Bar Abas, and destroy Jesus. So also the chief priests mocked, with the
21
And the president answered, and said to Scribes and Elders and Pharisees,
42
them: Which of the two, will ye, that I release to and said: He gave life to others, his own life
you? And they said: Bar Abas. he cannot preserve. If he is the king of Israel, let
22
Pilate said to them: And what shall I do to him now descend from the cross, and we will
4
Jesus who is called Messiah? They all replied: believe in him.
43
Let him be crucified. He trusted in God; let him rescue him now, if
23
The president said to them: But what hath he he hath pleasure in him: for he said, I am the
done, that is evil? And they cried out the more, Son of God.
44
and said: Let him be crucified. In like manner the marauders also, that were
24
And Pilate, when he saw that it availed crucified with him, reproached him.
45
nothing, but rather that tumult was produced, And from the sixth hour there was darkness
took water, and washed his hands before the over all the land, until the ninth hour.
46
eyes of the multitude, and said: I am pure from And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a
the blood of this just man: see ye to it. loud voice and said: O God, O God; why hast
25 5
And all the people answered, and said His thou forsaken me?
47
blood be on us, and on our children! And some of them that stood there, when
26
Then released he to them Bar Abas; and they heard [it], said: He calleth for Elijah.
48
scourged Jesus with whips and delivered him to And immediately one of them ran, and took a
be crucified. sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a
27
Then the soldiers of the president took Jesus reed, and gave him to drink.
49
into the Praetorium, and assembled the whole But the rest said: Desist; we will see if Elijah
regiment against him. will come to rescue him.
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And they stripped him, and put on him a Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and
scarlet military cloak. yielded up his spirit.
29
And they wove a crown of thorns, and set it
on his head, and [put] a reed in his hand, and
3
they bowed their knees before him, and mocked Matthew 27:35 - According to some of the Greek
him, and said: Hail, thou king of the Jews. copies, there is added, thus: “that so might be
30
And they spit in his face, and took the reed, fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet
and smote him on his head. David: They distributed my garments among them,
31
And when they had mocked him, they and upon my vesture they cast the lot.”
4
divested him of the cloak, and clothed him in his Matthew 27:42 - In some editions: “that we may
own garments, and led him out to be crucified. see, and believe in him.”
5
Matthew 27:46 – Il, Il, lemòno shebákthone?
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And instantly, the curtain of the door of the came and rolled away the stone from the door,
temple was torn asunder, from the top to the and sat upon it.
3
bottom; and the earth shook; and the rocks And his aspect was like the lightning; and his
rived; raiment white like snow:
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and graves were opened; and many bodies of and from fear of him the keepers were
saints who slept, arose, astounded, and became as dead men.
53 5
and came forth; and, after his resurrection, And the angel answered, and said to the
entered into the holy city, and appeared to women: Be not ye afraid, for I know that ye seek
many. Jesus who was crucified.
54 6
And the centurion, and they that were with He is not here; for he is risen, as he predicted.
him guarding Jesus, when they saw the Come ye, see the place where our Lord was
earthquake and the things that occurred, feared laid.
7
greatly, and said: Verily, this was the Son of And [then] go quickly, tell his disciples, that he
God. is risen from the dead; and lo, he precedeth you
55
And many women were there, looking on to Galilee; there will ye see him. Behold, I have
from a distance; the same who had followed told you.
8
Jesus from Galilee, and had ministered to him. And they went quickly from the sepulchre, with
56
One of them was Mary of Magdala, also Mary fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
9
the mother of James and Joses, and the mother And lo, Jesus met them, and said to them:
of Zebedee's children. Hail, ye. And they came and clasped his feet,
57
And when it was evening, there came a rich and worshipped him.
10
man of Ramath, whose name was a Joseph, Then Jesus said to them: Be not afraid; but
who was also a disciple of Jesus. go, tell my brethren, that they go into Galilee,
58
This man went to Pilate, and begged the and there they will see me.
11
body of Jesus. And Pilate directed the body to And while they were going, some of the
be given him. guards came into the city, and told the chief
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And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in priests all that had occurred.
12
a winding-sheet of clean linen; And they assembled with the Elders, and held
60
and laid it in his new sepulchre, that was a council; and they gave no little money to the
excavated in a rock. And he rolled a great stone guards,
13
against the door of the sepulchre, and departed: and said to them: Say ye, that his disciples
61
And there were present Mary of Magdala, came and stole him away by night, while we
and the other Mary, who sat over against the were asleep.
14
grave. And if this should be reported before the
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And on the day that was next after the President, we will pacify him, and cause you not
preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees to be troubled.
15
assembled before Pilate, And they, having received the money, did as
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and said to him: Our Lord, we remember that they were instructed. And this story is current
this deceiver said, while he was alive, After three among the Jews to this day.
16
days, I shall arise And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to
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Command, therefore to guard the sepulchre; the mountain which Jesus had appointed for
until the third day; lest his disciples come and them.
17
steal him away by night, and say to the people And when they beheld him, they worshipped
that he hath risen from the dead; and the last him: but some doubted.
18
delusion be worse than the first. And Jesus came near, and discoursed with
65
Pilate said to them: Ye have soldiers: go and them, and said to them: All authority is given to
guard it, as ye know how. me, in heaven and on earth. And as my Father
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And they went and set a guard to the sent me, so also I send you.
19
sepulchre, and sealed the stone. Go ye, therefore, and instruct all nations; and
baptize them in the name of the Father, and of
28:1 And in the close of the sabbath, as the first the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
20
[day] of the week began to dawn, came Mary of And teach them to observe all that I have
Magdala and the other Mary, to view the commanded you. And, behold, I am with you
sepulchre. always, unto the consummation of the worlds
2
And lo, there was a great earthquake: for an Amen.
angel of the LORD descended from heaven, and
The Annunciation of Mark
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1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus the And as he passed on a little, he saw James
Messiah, the Son of God. the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who
2
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I also were in a ship, and mending their nets.
20
send my messenger before thy face, who shall And he called them: and immediately they left
prepare thy way. Zebedee their father in the ship, with the hired
3
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: servants, and went after him.
21
Prepare ye the way of the LORD; make smooth And when they entered Capernaum, he
his paths. immediately taught on the sabbath in their
4
John baptized in the wilderness, and synagogues.
22
proclaimed the baptism of repentance for the And they were astonished at his doctrine; for
remission of sins. he taught them, as having authority, and not as
5
And there went out to him all the region of their Scribes.
23
Judaea, and all the people of Jerusalem; and he And in their synagogue was a man, in whom
baptized them in the river Jordan, while they was an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24
confessed their sins. and said: What have we to do with thee?
6
And this John was clad in raiment of camels' Jesus thou Nazarean. Hast thou come to
hair; and was girded with a cincture of skin destroy us? I know thee, who thou art, the Holy
about his loins; and his food was locusts and One of God.
25
wild honey. And Jesus rebuked him, and said: Shut thy
7
And he proclaimed, and said: Behold, after me mouth, and come out of him.
26
cometh one more powerful than I, of whom I am And the unclean spirit threw him down, and
not worthy to stoop and untie the fastenings of cried with a loud voice, and came out of him.
27
his shoes. And they were all amazed, and inquired one
8
I have baptized you with water; but he will of another, and said: What is this? What new
baptize you with the Holy Spirit. doctrine is this? For with authority he
9
And it occurred, in those days, that Jesus commandeth the unclean spirits, and they obey
came from Nazareth in Galilee, and was him.
28
baptized in Jordan by John. And immediately his fame spread into all the
10
And immediately on his coming from the land of Galilee.
29
water, he saw the heavens cleft, and the Spirit And he retired from the synagogue, and
descending like a dove upon him. entered into the house of Simon and Andrew,
11
And there was a voice from the heavens: with James and John.
30
Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I delight. And Simon's mother-in-law was lying sick
12
And directly the Spirit carried him into the with a fever: and they told him about her.
31
wilderness: And he came, and took her hand, and raised
13
and he was there in the wilderness forty days, her up; and immediately the fever left her, and
being tempted by Satan. And he was with the she ministered to them.
32
wild beasts; and angels ministered to him. And in the evening at the setting of the sun,
14
After John was delivered up, Jesus came into they brought to him all them that were diseased,
Galilee, and proclaimed the tidings, of the and demoniacs.
33
kingdom of God, And all the city was collected at the door.
15 34
and said: The time is completed, and the And he healed many who labored under
kingdom of God is near. Repent ye, and believe divers diseases, and cast out many demons;
the tidings. and he suffered not the demons to speak,
16
And as he walked near the sea of Galilee, he because they knew him.
35
saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net And in the morning, he rose much before
into the sea, for they were fishermen. others, and retired to a solitary place, and there
17
And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and prayed.
36
I will make you fishers of men. And Simon and his associates sought for him.
18 37
And immediately they left their nets, and went And when they found him, they said to him:
after him. Every body is seeking for thee.
38
And he said to them: Go into the adjacent they were all amazed, and praised God, saying:
villages and towns; for there also I will preach, We never saw the like.
13
because therefore have I come. And he went again to the sea; and all the
39
And he preached in all their synagogues, in multitude came to him, and he taught them.
14
all Galilee, and cast out demons. And as he passed along he saw Levi the son
40
And a leper came to him, and fell at his feet, of Alpheus sitting among the publicans. And he
and entreated him, and said to him: If thou wilt, said to him: Come after me. And he arose and
thou canst make me clean. went after him.
41 15
And Jesus had compassion on him, and And it was so, that as he reclined in his
stretched out his hand, and touched him, and [Levi's] house, many publicans and sinners
said: I will; be thou clean. reclined with Jesus and with his disciples: for
42
And in that hour, his leprosy departed from they were many, and they followed him.
16
him, and he became clean. And when the Scribes and Pharisees saw
43
And he charged him, and sent him away, that he ate with publicans and with sinners, they
44
and he said to him: See that thou tell no said to his disciples: Why doth he eat and drink
person; but go, show thyself to the priests, and with publicans and sinners?
17
offer an oblation on account of thy purification, When Jesus heard [it], he said to them: The
as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. healthy need not a physician, but those laboring
45
And he, as he went out, began to proclaim [it] under disease: I came, not to call the righteous,
much, and to divulge the matter; so that Jesus but sinners.
18
could not openly go into the city, but was And the disciples of John and of the
without, in desert places; and they came to him Pharisees were fasters; and they came and said
from every quarter. to him: Why are the disciples of John and of the
Pharisees fasters, and thy disciples fast not?
19
2:1 And Jesus again entered into Capernaum, Jesus said to them: Can the guests of the
after some days. And when they heard that he nuptial chamber fast so long as the bridegroom
was in the house, is with them? No.
2 20
many were assembled, so that [the house] But the days will come, when the bridegroom
could not contain them, not even before the will be taken from them, and then they will fast,
door. And he held discourse with them. in that day.
3 21
And they came to him and brought to him a No one taketh a patch of new cloth and
paralytic, borne between four persons. seweth it upon an old garment, lest the
4
And as they could not come near him on supplemental new should take from the old, and
account of the crowd, they ascended to the roof, the rent become the greater.
22
and removed the covering of the place where And no one putteth new wine into old sacks,
Jesus was, and let down the bed on which the lest the wine burst the sacks, and the sacks be
paralytic lay. spoiled, and the wine spilled; but they put new
5
And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the wine into new sacks.
23
paralytic: My son, thy sins are forgiven thee. And it was so, that as Jesus on a sabbath
6
And there were some Scribes and Pharisees walked in the tillage grounds, his disciples
there, who sat and reasoned in their hearts: walked and plucked the ears.
7 24
Who is this speaking, blasphemy? Who can And the Pharisees said to him: See, how on
forgive sins, except God only? the sabbath, they do that which is not lawful?
8 25
And Jesus knew, in his spirit, that they thus Jesus said to them: Have ye never read what
reasoned in themselves; and he said to them: David did, when he had need and was hungry,
Why reason ye thus in your heart? he and his attendants?
9 26
Which is the easier, to say to a paralytic, Thy How he entered the house of God, when
sins are forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, take up Abiathar was high priest, and ate the bread of
thy bed, and walk? the LORD's table, which it was not lawful for any
10
But that ye may know that the Son of man but priests to eat, and gave [it] also to those with
hath power on earth to forgive sins, he said to him?
27
the paralytic, And he said to them: The sabbath was made
11
I say to thee, Arise, take thy bed, and go to on man's account, and not man for the sake of
thy house. the sabbath.
12 28
And he arose in that hour, took up his bed, Therefore also the Son of man is lord of the
and departed in presence of them all: so that sabbath.
22
And those Scribes that had come down from
3:1 And again Jesus entered into a synagogue. Jerusalem, said: Beelzebub is in him; and by the
And there was a man there, whose hand was prince of demons he expelleth demons.
23
withered. And Jesus called them, and said to them, by
2
And they watched him, that if he should heal similitudes: How can Satan cast out Satan?
24
on the sabbath, they might accuse him. For if a kingdom be divided against itself, that
3
And he said to the man of the withered hand: kingdom cannot stand.
25
Stand up in the midst. And if a house be divided against itself, that
4
And he said also to them: Is it lawful to do house cannot stand.
26
good on the sabbath, or to do evil? to give life to And if Satan rise up against himself and be
a person, or to destroy? But they were silent divided, he cannot stand, but is at an end.
5 27
And he looked on them with indignation, being No one can enter the house of a strong man,
grieved with the hardness of their heart. And he and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the
said to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he strong man; and then he may rob his house.
28
stretched forth, and his hand was restored. Verily I say to you: All sins, and the
6
And the Pharisees went out, that very hour, blasphemies that men may utter, may be
with the domestics of Herod, and held a forgiven them:
29
consultation against him, how they might destroy but whoever shall blaspheme against the
him. Holy Spirit, to him for ever there is no
7
And Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea. forgiveness; but he is obnoxious to eternal
And many people joined him from Galilee, and judgment.
30
from Judaea, Because they had said: An unclean spirit is in
8
and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and him.
31
from beyond Jordan, and from Tyre, and from And his mother and his brothers came, and,
Sidon: great multitudes,--- when they heard all standing without, sent to call him to them.
32
that he did, came to him. And the multitude were sitting around him,
9
And he told his disciples to bring him a ship, and they said to him: Lo, thy mother and thy
on account of the multitude, lest they should brothers, without, call for thee.
33
crowd upon him He replied, and said to them: Who is my
10
For he had healed many, so that they rushed mother? and who are my brothers?
34
upon him, in order to touch him. And he looked upon those who sat by him,
11
And they who were afflicted with unclean and said: Behold my mother! and, behold my
spirits, when they saw him, fell down and cried brothers!
35
out, and said: Thou art the Son of God. For whoever shall do the pleasure of God, he
12
And he charged them much, not to make him is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.
known.
13
And he ascended a mountain, and called 4:1 And again he began to teach by the side of
whom he pleased; and they came to him. the sea. And great multitudes were assembled
14
And he chose twelve to be with him, whom he about him; so that he embarked and sat in a
would send out to preach, ship on the sea, and all the multitude stood on
15
and who would have power to heal the sick, the land by the side of the sea.
2
and to cast out demons. And he taught them much by similitudes. And
16
And to Simon he gave the name of Cephas. in his teaching, he said:
17 3
And to James the son of Zebedee and to Hear ye: Behold a sower went forth to sow.
4
John the brother of James, he gave the name of And as he sowed, some [seed] fell on the side
Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder. of the path; and a bird came, and devoured it.
18 5
And [he chose also] Andrew, and Philip, and And other [seed] fell on a rock, so that it had
Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and not much earth; and it soon shot up, because it
James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and had no depth of earth.
6
Simon the Canaanite, But when the sun was up, it wilted; and
19
And Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. And because it had no root, it dried up.
7
they came to the house: And other [seed] fell among thorns. And the
20
and the multitude assembled again, so that thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no
they could not eat bread. fruits.
21
And his kinsmen heard, and went out to take
him; for they said: He is out of his reason.
8 27
And other [seed] fell on good ground, and and should sleep and rise, by night and by
came up, and grew, and yielded fruits; some day, and the seed should grow and shoot up, he
thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred. knoweth not how.
9 28
And he said: Whoever hath ears to hear, let For the earth bringeth forth the fruit; first the
him hear. plant, and subsequently the ear, and at last the
10
And when they were by themselves, those complete wheat in the ear.
29
with him, together with the twelve, asked him And when the fruit is ripe, immediately
[concerning] this similitude. cometh the sickle, because the harvest hath
11
And Jesus said to them: To you it is given to arrived.
30
know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to And he said: To what shall we liken the
them without, all is in similitudes: kingdom of God? and with what similitude shall
12
that when they see, they may see and not we compare it?
31
see, and when they hear, they may hear and not It is like a grain of mustard seed which, when
understand; lest they should be converted, and it is sown in the earth, is the least of all seeds
their sins be forgiven them. sown on the earth;
13 32
And he said to them: Do ye not understand and when it is sown it springeth up, and
this similitude? And how will ye understand all becometh greater than all herbs, and produceth
similitudes? great branches, so that birds can lodge under its
14
The sower that sowed, sowed the word. shadow.
15 33
And those by the side of the path, are they in And by many such similitudes,---similitudes
whom the word is sown; and as soon as they such as they could hear,---Jesus discoursed
have heard [it], Satan cometh, and taketh away with the people.
34
the word that was sown in their hearts. And without similitudes he did not converse
16
And those sown on the rock, are they who, with them: but to his disciples, between himself
when they hear the word, immediately with joy and them, he explained every thing.
35
receive it. And he said to them, the same day at
17
And they have no root in them, but are evening: Let us pass over to the other side.
36
temporary; and when there is affliction or And they sent away the multitudes: and they
persecution on account of the word, they are conducted him in the ship as he was. And there
quickly stumbled. were also with him other little ships.
18 37
And those sown among thorns, are they that And there was a great tempest and wind: and
hear the word, the waves beat upon the ship, and it was near
19
and the cares of this world, and the being filled.
38
deceitfulness of riches, and the residue of other And Jesus was asleep on a pillow in the
lusts enter in and choke the word, and it is hinder part of the ship. And they came and
without fruits. awoke him, and said to him: Our Rabbi, carest
20
And those sown on good ground are they that thou not, that we perish?
39
hear the word, and receive it, and bear fruits, by And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and
thirties, and by sixties, and by hundreds. said to the sea: Cease; be still. And the wind
21
And he said to them: Is a lamp brought to be ceased, and there was a great calm.
40
placed under a bushel, or under a bed? Is it not And he said to them: Why were ye so fearful?
to be placed on a light-stand? and why have ye not faith?
22 41
For there is nothing hid, which will not be And they feared with great fear: and they
exposed; and nothing concealed, which will not said, one to another: Who is this, that even the
be made manifest. winds and the sea obey him!
23
If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.
24
And he said to them: Take heed what ye 5:1 And he came to the other side of the sea, to
hear: with what measure ye measure, it shall be the country of the Gadarenes.
2
measured to you: and there shall more be given And as he went out of the ship, there met him
to you who hear. from the place of sepulchres a man in whom
25
For to him that hath, will more be given; and was an unclean spirit.
3
from him that hath not, even what he hath, will And he dwelt in the place of sepulchres; and
be taken from him. no one could confine him with chains:
26 4
And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a because, as often as he had been confined
man should cast seed into the ground, with fetters and chains, he had broken the
23
chains and burst the fetters: and no one could and besought him much, and said to him: My
subdue him. daughter is very sick; but come and lay thy hand
5
And continually, by night and by day, he was on her, and she will be cured, and will live.
24
in the place of sepulchres, and cried and And Jesus went with him; and a great
wounded himself with stones. company attended him, and pressed upon him.
6 25
And when he saw Jesus at a distance, he ran And a woman who had had a defluxion of
and worshipped him; blood twelve years,
7 26
and cried with a loud voice, and said: What and who had suffered much from many
have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the physicians, and had expended all she
High God? I adjure thee by God, that thou possessed, and was not profited, but was even
torment me not. the more afflicted;
8 27
For he had said to him: Come out of the man, when she heard of Jesus, came behind him
thou unclean spirit. in the press of the crowd, and touched his
9
And he demanded of him: What is thy name? garment
28
And he replied to him: Our name is Legion; for For she said: If I but touch his garment, I shall
we are many. live.
10 29
And he besought him much, that he would And immediately the fountain of her blood
not send him out of the country. dried up; and she felt in her body that she was
11
And there was there by the mountain, a great healed of her plague.
30
herd of swine grazing. And Jesus at once knew in himself, that virtue
12
And the demons besought him, and said: had issued from him: and he turned to the
Send us upon those swine, that we may enter throng, and said: Who touched my clothes?
31
them. And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the
13
And he permitted them. And those unclean throngs that press upon thee; and sayest thou,
spirits went out, and entered the swine: and the Who touched me?
32
herd, of about two thousand, ran to a precipice, And he looked around, to see who had done
and fell into the sea, and were strangled in the this.
33
waters. And the woman, fearing and trembling, for
14
And they who tended them, fled and told [it] in she knew what had taken place in her, came
the city and in the villages: and they came out to and fell down before him, and told him all the
see what had occurred. truth.
15 34
And: they came to Jesus, and saw him in And he said to her: My daughter, thy faith
whom the demons had been,---him in whom had hath made thee live: go in peace; and be thou
been the legion,--- clothed, and sober, and healed of thy plague.
35
sitting; and they were afraid. And while he was speaking, some domestics
16
And those who had seen [it] told them how it of the ruler of the synagogue came, and said:
occurred to him who had the demons, and also Thy daughter is dead: why therefore troublest
concerning the swine. thou the teacher?
17 36
And they began to request him, that he would But Jesus heard the word they spoke, and
go from their border. said to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not; only
18
And as he ascended the ship, the late believe.
37
demoniac requested that he might continue with And he suffered no one to go with him,
him. except Simon Cephas, and James, and John the
19
And he suffered him not, but said to him: Go brother of James.
38
home to thy people, and tell them what the LORD And they came to the house of the ruler of the
hath done for thee, and hath compassionated synagogue; and he saw, that they were in a
thee. tumult, and weeping, and howling.
20 39
And he went, and began to publish in And he entered in and said to them: Why are
Decapolis, what Jesus had done for him. And ye in a tumult, and weep? The maid is not dead,
they were all amazed. but is asleep.
21 40
And when Jesus had passed by ship to the And they laughed at him. But Jesus put them
other side, great multitudes again assembled all out. And he took the maids father, and her
about him as he was on the shore of the sea. mother, and those that accompanied him, and
22
And one of the rulers of the synagogue, entered into where the maid lay.
41
whose name was Jairus, came, and, on seeing And he took the maid's hand, and said to her:
him, fell at his feet, Maiden, arise.
42 16
And immediately the maid arose, and walked; But when Herod heard [of him], he said: He is
for she was twelve years old. And they were that John whose head I struck off: he is risen
astonished with a great astonishment. from the dead.
43 17
And he enjoined it upon them much, that no For Herod had sent and seized John and
one should know of it. And he directed, that they bound him in prison, on account of Herodias, his
should give her to eat. brother Philips wife, whom he had taken.
18
For John had said to Herod: It is not lawful for
6:1 And Jesus departed from there and came to thee to take thy brother's wife.
19
his own city, and his disciples attended him. And Herodias herself was an enemy to him,
2
And when the sabbath came, he began to and wished to kill him, but was not able.
20
teach in the synagogue. And many who heard For Herod was afraid of John, because he
[him] were astonished, and said: Whence hath knew him to be a just and holy man: and he
he obtained these things? And, what wisdom is observed him, and gave ear to him in many
this, which is given to him! and that such mighty things and did [the things], and he heard him
works are done by his hands! with satisfaction.
3 21
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and And there was a noted day, when Herod
the brother of James and of Joses and of Judas made a supper, in the house of his nativity, for
and of Simon? And are not his sisters here with his nobles and the chiliarchs and the chiefs of
us? And they were stumbled in him. Galilee.
4 22
And Jesus said to them: There is no prophet And the daughter of Herodias came in, and
who is little, except in his own city, and among danced; and she pleased Herod and those
his kindred, and at home. reclining with him. And the king said to the maid:
5
And he could not there do even one mighty Ask of me what thou pleasest, and I will give it
work, except that he laid his hand on a few sick, thee.
23
and healed them. And he swore to her: Whatever thou shalt
6
And he wondered at the defect of their faith. ask, I will give thee, even to the half of my
And he travelled about the villages and taught. kingdom.
7 24
And he called his twelve, and began to send And she went out, and said to her mother:
them forth, two and two; and he gave them What shall I ask of him? She said to her: The
authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out. head of John the Baptizer.
8 25
And he commanded them to take nothing for And she soon entered with eagerness to the
the journey, except a staff only; neither a wallet, king, and said: I desire that thou, this hour, give
nor bread, nor brass in their purses; me in a dish the head of John the Baptizer.
9 26
but to be shod with sandals, and not put on And it pained the king greatly; yet, on account
two coats. of the oath, and on account of the guests, he
10
And he said to them: Into whatever house ye would not deny her:
27
enter, there abide till ye leave the place. and the king sent immediately an
11
And whoever will not receive you, nor hear executioner, and commanded [him] to bring the
you, when ye go out from that place shake off head of John. And he went, and struck off the
the dust that is under your feet, for a testimony head of John in the prison;
28
to them. Verily I say to you, There will be and brought it on a dish, and gave it to the
comfort for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of maid; and the maid gave it to her mother.
29
judgment rather than for that city. And his disciples heard [of it]; and they came
12
And they went out and proclaimed, that [men] and took up the corpse, and laid it in a
should repent. sepulchre.
13 30
And they cast out many demons, and many And the legates assembled before Jesus, and
of the sick they anointed with oil, and healed told him all they had done, and all they had
them. taught.
14 31
And Herod the king heard of Jesus,---for his And he said to them: Come, let us go into a
name had become known to him,---and he said: desert by ourselves, and rest a little. For there
John the Baptizer hath risen from the dead: and were many going and coming, and they had not
therefore it is, mighty deeds are done by him. opportunity even to eat bread.
15 32
Others said: He is Elijah: and others: He is a And they went by ship to a desert place by
prophet, like one of the prophets. themselves.
33 52
But many saw them, as they departed, and For they did not learn by the bread; because
knew them; and from all the cities, they ran their heart was stupid.
53
thither by land before him. And when they had passed to the other
34
And Jesus disembarked and saw great shore, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
54
multitudes: and he compassionated them, And when they went out of the ship,
because they were like sheep having no immediately the men of the place knew him.
55
shepherd. And he began to teach them many And they ran through all that region, and
things. began to bring forth them that were sick, bearing
35
And when the time was advanced, his them on beds to where they heard he was.
56
disciples came to him, and said to him: This is a And wherever he entered into villages or
desert place, and the time is advanced. cities, the sick were laid in he streets: and they
36
Dismiss them, that they may go into the fields besought him, that they might touch but the
around us and into the villages, and may buy extremity of his raiment. And all they that
themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. touched him, were healed.
37
And he said to them: Give ye them to eat.
They say to him: Shall we go and buy bread of 7:1 And there gathered about him Pharisees
the value of two hundred denarii, and give them and Scribes, who had come from Jerusalem.
2
to eat? And they saw some of his disciples eating
38
And he said to them: Go, see how many bread, with their hands unwashed; and they
loaves ye have here. And when they had seen, censured it.
3
they say to him: Five loaves and two fishes. For all the Jews and the Pharisees, unless
39
And he bid them make the people recline on they carefully wash their hands do not eat;
the grass by companies. because they hold fast the tradition of the
40
And they reclined, by companies of a Elders.
4
hundred, and of fifty. And [coming] from the market-place, except
41
And he took the five loaves and the two they baptize, they do not eat. And there are
fishes, and looked towards heaven, and blessed many other things which they have received to
and brake the bread, and gave to his disciples to observe, [such as] the baptisms of cups, and of
set before them: and they divided [also] the two pots, and of brazen vessels, and of couches.
5
fishes among them all. And the Scribes and Pharisees asked him:
42
And they all ate, and were satisfied. Why walk not thy disciples according to the
43
And they took up twelve baskets full of the tradition of the Elders, but eat bread with their
fragments and of the fishes. hands unwashed?
44 6
And they who had eaten bread were five And he said to them: Well did Isaiah the
thousand men. prophet prophecy concerning you, ye hypocrites;
45
And he immediately constrained his disciples as it is written: This people honoreth me with its
to take ship, and go before him to the other side, lips, but their heart is very far from me.
7
to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the multitudes. And in vain do they give me reverence, while
46
And when he had dismissed them, he went to teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.
8
a mountain to pray. For ye have forsaken the commandment of
47
And when evening came, the ship was in the God, and hold fast the tradition of men, the
middle of the sea, and he alone on the land. baptisms of cups, and of pots, and many things
48
And he saw them straining themselves in like these.
9
rowing; for the wind was against them. And in He said [also] to them: Full well do ye spurn
the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came to the precept of God, that ye may establish your
them walking on the waters; and he was tradition!
10
disposed to pass by them. For Moses said: Honor thy father and thy
49
And they saw him walking on the waters, and mother; and whoever shall revile his father or his
they supposed that the appearance was a mother, shall surely die.
11
spectre: and they cried out. But ye say: If a man say to his father or to his
50
For they all saw him, and were afraid. And mother, Be it my oblation, whatever thou mayest
immediately he spoke with them, and said to gain from me:
12
them: Take courage; it is I; fear not. then ye suffer him not to do any thing for his
51
And he entered into the ship to them; and the father or his mother.
wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed,
and astonished among themselves.
13 33
And ye reject the word of God, on account of And he led him aside from the multitude, and
the tradition which ye hand down. And many put his fingers into his ears, and spit, and
things like these, ye do. touched his tongue,
14 34
And Jesus called all the multitude, and said to and looked towards heaven, and sighed, and
them: Hear, all ye; and understand. said to him: Be opened.
15 35
There is nothing without a man which, by And immediately his ears were opened, and
entering him, can pollute him. But that which the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he
cometh out of him, that it is that polluteth a man. spake plainly.
16 36
Whoever hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he charged them to tell no man of it: and
17
And when Jesus had entered the house, the more he charged them, the more they
apart from the multitude, his disciples asked him proclaimed it.
37
about this similitude. And they admired exceedingly, and said: He
18
And he said to them: Are ye likewise so doeth every thing excellently: he maketh the
undiscerning? Do ye not know, that whatever deaf to hear, and the speechless to talk.
from without entereth into a man, cannot defile
him? 8:1 And in those days, when the multitude was
19
For it doth not enter into his heart, but into his great, and had nothing to eat, he called his
belly, and is thrown into the digestive process, disciples, and said to them:
2
which carries off all that is eaten. I compassionate this multitude; for, lo, three
20
But that which proceedeth from a man, that days have they continued with me, and they
defileth a man. have nothing to eat.
21 3
For from within, from the heart of men, And if I send them to their homes fasting, they
proceed evil thoughts, adultery, whoredom, will faint by the way: for some of them have
22
theft, murder, avarice, malice, deceit, come from a great distance.
4
lasciviousness, an evil eye, reviling, His disciples say to him: Whence can one,
haughtiness, folly. here in the desert, satisfy all these with bread?
23 5
All these evil things come from within, and And he asked them: How many loaves have
defile a man. ye? They say to him, Seven.
24 6
Thence Jesus arose, and went to the border And he directed the multitudes to recline on
of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and
wished no man to know him; but he could not be blessed, and brake, and grave to his disciples to
concealed. set forth; and they set before the multitudes.
25 7
For immediately a woman, whose daughter And there were a few fishes; and them he also
had an unclean spirit, heard of him; and she blessed, and ordered them set forth.
8
came, and fell before his feet, And they ate, and were satisfied: and they
26
the woman was a Gentile from Phenicia of took up seven baskets of the remaining
Syria, and besought him, that he would expel fragments.
9
the demon from her daughter. And the men who had eaten, were about four
27
Jesus said to her: Permit the children first to thousand: and he sent them away.
10
be satisfied; for it is not becoming, to take the And immediately he entered a ship, with his
children's bread and cast it to dogs. disciples, and came to the place Dalmanutha.
28 11
And she replied, and said to him: Yes, my And the Pharisees came out, and began to
Lord: and yet the dogs under the table eat the dispute with him; and, to tempt him, they
children's crumbs. demanded of him a sign from heaven.
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Jesus said to her: Go thou; because of this And he sighed with his breath, and said: Why
speech, the demon hath departed from thy doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I
daughter. say to you, No sign will be given to this
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And she went to her house, and found her generation.
13
daughter lying on a bed, and the demon gone And he left them, and embarked in the ship;
from her. and they passed to the other shore.
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Again Jesus departed from the border of Tyre And they had forgotten to take bread with
and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, to them, and had but a single cake in the ship with
the border of Decapolis. them.
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And they brought to him a deaf and And he charged them, and said to them: Take
stammering man, and besought him to lay his heed, and beware of the leaven of the
hand on him. Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
16
And they reasoned one with another, and come after me, let him deny himself, and take up
said: It is, because we have no bread. his cross, and come after me.
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And Jesus knew [it], and said to them: Why For, whoever will preserve his life, shall lose
reason ye, because ye have no bread? Do ye it; and whoever will lose his life on my account,
still not know, nor understand? How long will and on account of my tidings, shall preserve it.
36
your heart be hard? For, what will a man be profited, if he gain the
18
and ye have eyes, but see not? and have whole world, and lose his life?
37
ears, but hear not, nor reflect? Or what will a man give in exchange for his
19
When I broke the five loaves to five thousand, life?
38
how many baskets full of the fragments took ye For, whoever shall be ashamed of me, and of
up? They say to him: Twelve. my words, in this sinful and adulterous
20
He saith to them. And when the seven to four generation, of him also will the Son of man be
thousand, how many baskets full of the ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his
fragments took ye up? They say: Seven. Father, with his holy angels.
21
He saith to them: Why is it that, to this time,
ye do not consider? 9:1 And he said to them: Verily I say to you,
22
And he came to Bethsaida: and they brought There are some standing here, who will not taste
to him a blind man, and besought him to touch of death, until they shall see the kingdom of God
him. to be coming with power.
23 2
And he took the blind man by the hand, and And after six days, Jesus took Cephas and
led him out of the village, and spit on his eyes, James and John, and led them to a high
and laid on his hand: and asked him, what he mountain, apart; and was transformed before
saw. them.
24 3
And he gazed, and said: I see men like trees And his raiment shone and was very white,
which walk. like snow, so as men on earth can never whiten.
25 4
Again he laid his hand on his eyes, and he And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah,
was recovered, and saw every thing plainly. in conversation with Jesus.
26 5
And he sent him to his house, and said to And Cephas said to him: Rabbi, it is delightful
him: Neither enter into the village, nor tell any for us to be here. And let us make three booths;
person in the village. one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
27
And Jesus and his disciples went to the Elijah.
6
villages of Caesarea Philippi. And he asked his But he did not know what he said, for they
disciples by the way, and said to them: Who, do were in trepidation.
7
men say of me, that I am? And there was a cloud, and it overshadowed
28
And they said to him: That [thou art] John the them. And a voice issued from the cloud, which
Baptizer; and others: That [thou art] Elijah; and said: This is my beloved Son. Hear ye him.
8
others: That [thou art] one of the prophets. And suddenly, when the disciples looked up,
29
Jesus said to them: And who, do ye they saw no one with them, except Jesus only.
9
yourselves say of me, that I am? Simon replied, And as they descended the mountain, he
and said to him: Thou art the Messiah, the Son commanded them to tell no man what they had
of the living God. seen, till after the Son of man should be risen
30
And he charged them, that they should say from the dead.
10
[this] of him to no person. And they kept that saying in their mind; and
31
And he began to teach them, that the Son of inquired, What doth this saying mean: "When he
man was about to suffer much, and be rejected shall be risen from the dead!"
11
by the Elders and by the chief priests and by the And they asked him, and said: Why then do
Scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day. the Scribes say, that Elijah must first come?
32 12
And he spoke out the thing distinctly. And He said to them: Elijah [truly] first cometh, to
Cephas took him, and began to rebuke him. prepare all things: and, as it is written of the Son
33
But he turned, and looked upon his disciples, of man, he will suffer much, and be rejected.
13
and rebuked Simon, and said: Get thee behind But I say to you: That Elijah hath come; and
me, Satan: for thou dost not consider what is of they have done to him all that they desired, as it
God, but what is of men. was written of him.
34 14
And Jesus called the multitude, together with And when he came to his disciples, he saw a
his disciples, and said to them: Whoever will great multitude with them, and the Scribes
disputing with them.
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And immediately the multitude saw him, and And they came to Capernaum. And when
were surprised: and they ran and saluted him. they entered the house, he asked them: What
16
And he asked the Scribes: What were ye disputed ye among yourselves by the way?
34
disputing with them? And they were silent; for by the way they had
17
And one of the multitude replied, and said: contended with one another, which should be
Teacher, I have brought to thee my son, who the great among them.
35
hath a spirit that will not speak. And Jesus sat down, and called the twelve,
18
And wherever he seizeth him, he shaketh and and said to them: Whoever would be first, let
teareth him: and he gnasheth his teeth, and him be last of all, and servitor to all.
36
pineth away. And I spoke to thy disciples, to cast And he took a child, and set him in the midst,
him out; and they could not. and took him in his arms and said to them:
19 37
Jesus answered, and said to them: O Whoever receiveth one in my name, like this
incredulous generation! How long shall I be with child, he receiveth me; and he that receiveth me,
you? how long bear with you? Bring him to me. receiveth not me [only], but him that sent me.
20 38
And they brought him to him. And when the John said to him: Rabbi, we saw one casting
spirit saw him, immediately he shook him; and out demons in thy name, and we forbad him,
he fell upon the ground, and wallowed and because he adhereth not to us.
39
foamed. Jesus said to them: Forbid him not; for there
21
And Jesus asked his father, how long a time is no one who doeth mighty works in my name,
he had been thus. He said to him: Lo, from his that can readily speak evil of me.
40
childhood. Whoever therefore is not against you, is for
22
And many times it hath thrown him into the you.
41
fire, and into the water, to destroy him. But, if For whoever shall give you to drink a cup of
thou canst do any thing, aid me and have water only, on the ground that ye are Messiah's
compassion on me. [followers], verily I say to you, he will not lose his
23
Jesus said to him: If thou canst believe; every reward.
42
thing can be, to him that believeth. And whoever shall cause one of these little
24
And immediately the father of the child cried ones that believe in me to stumble, it were better
out, while he wept and said: I believe; aid thou for him, if a millstone were put to his neck, and
the defect of my faith. he cast into the sea.
25 43
And when Jesus saw that the people were, And if thy hand make thee offend, cut it off: it
running and collecting around him, he rebuked is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than,
the unclean spirit, and said to him: Thou deaf having two hands, to go into hell;
44
and unspeaking spirit, I command thee, come where their worm dieth not, and their fire is
out of him; and no more enter him. not extinguished.
26 45
And the demon cried out greatly, and bruised And if thy foot make thee offend, cut it off: it is
him, and came out. And he was as a dead better for thee to enter into life lamed, than,
person; so that many would say, he is dead. having two feet, to fall into hell;
27 46
And Jesus took him by the hand, and raised where their worm dieth not, and their fire is
him up. not extinguished.
28 47
And when Jesus entered the house, his And if thy eye make thee offend, pluck it out:
disciples asked him privately: Why could not we it is better for thee to enter with one eye into the
cast him out? kingdom of God, than, having two eyes, to fall
29
He saith to them: This kind can come out, by into the hell of fire;
48
nothing but fasting and prayer. where their worm dieth not, and their fire is
30
And when he departed from there, they not extinguished.
49
passed through Galilee: and he desired that no For every thing will be salted with fire; and
one might know him. every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
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For he taught his disciples, and said to them: Salt is a good thing: but if the salt become
The Son of man is delivered into the hands of insipid, with what will it be salted? Let there be
men, and they will kill him; and when he is killed, salt in you: and be ye in peace, one with
on the third day, he will rise. another.
32
But they did not understand that speech; and
they were afraid to ask him. 10:1 And he arose from there, and came to the
border of Judaea, on the other side the Jordan.
And great multitudes came to him there; and
22
again he instructed them, as he was And he was made sad by that speech, and
accustomed. went away sorrowing: for he possessed great
2
And the Pharisees came to him, and, tempting riches.
23
him, inquired if it were lawful for a man to And Jesus looked upon his disciples, and
divorce his wife. said to them: How hard for those who possess
3
He said to them: What did Moses command wealth, to enter into the kingdom of God!
24
you? And the disciples wondered at the remark.
4
They said: Moses permitted us to write a bill of And Jesus, replied again, and said to them: My
divorce, and send [her] away. children, how hard it is, for those who trust in
5
Jesus answered and said to them: On account riches, to enter into the kingdom of God.
25
of the hardness of your heart, Moses wrote you It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a
this precept. needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom
6
But, from the beginning, God made them a of God.
26
male and a female. And they wondered the more, and said
7
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his among themselves: Who can obtain life!
27
mother, and adhere to his wife: And Jesus looked on them again, and said to
8
and they two shall be one flesh. Wherefore them: With men, this is not possible, but with
they are not two, but one flesh. God [it is]; for with God all things are possible.
9 28
What therefore God hath conjoined, let not And Cephas began to say: Lo, we have left
man separate. every thing, and have cleaved to thee.
10 29
And in the house, the disciples asked him Jesus answered and said: Verily I say to you,
again of this matter. There is no man that leaveth houses, or brothers
11
And he said to them: Whoever shall divorce or sisters, or father or mother, or wife or
his wife, and take another, committeth adultery. children, for my sake, and for the sake of my
12
And if a woman shall leave her husband, and tidings,
30
marry another, she committeth adultery. who will not receive a hundredfold, here in
13
And they brought little children to him, that he the present time,---houses, and brothers and
might touch them. But his disciples rebuked sisters, and mothers and children, and lands,
those who brought them. with persecution; and in the world to come
14
And when Jesus saw it, he was displeased; eternal life.
31
and he said to them, Suffer little children to But many are first, who will be last; and last,
come to me, and forbid them not; for of those [who will be] first.
32
like them is the kingdom of God. And as they were in the way, going up to
15
Verily I say to you, That whoever doth not Jerusalem, Jesus went before them: and they
receive the kingdom of God, like a little child, were amazed, and walked after him with
shall not enter it. trembling. And he took his twelve, and began to
16
And he took them in his arms, and laid his tell them what was to befall him.
33
hand on them and blessed them. Behold, we are going to Jerusalem; and the
17
And as he walked in the way, one ran and fell Son of man will be delivered up to the chief
upon his knees, and asked him, and said: Good priests and the Scribes; and they will condemn
Teacher, what must I do, to inherit eternal life? him to die, and will deliver him over to the
18
Jesus saith to him: Why callest thou me Gentiles.
34
good? There is none good, but one, God. And they will mock him, and will scourge him,
19
Thou knowest the commandments; thou shalt and will spit in his face, and will kill him; and on
not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou the third day he will arise.
35
shalt not kill, thou shalt not give false testimony, And James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
thou shalt not defraud; honor thy father and thy came to him, and said to him: Teacher, we
mother. desire that thou wouldst do for us all that we
20
And he answered, and said to him: Teacher, ask.
36
all these have I kept from my childhood. He saith to them: What would ye, that I
21
And Jesus looked on him, and loved him, and should do for you?
37
said to him: One thing thou lackest. Go, sell all They say to him: Grant to us, that one may sit
that thou possessest, and give to the poor, and on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy
there will be a treasure for thee in heaven; and glory.
38
take thy cross, and come after me. But he said to them: Ye know not what ye
ask. Are ye able to drink the cup, of which I
4
drink? and to be baptized with the baptism, that I And they went, and they found the colt tied, by
am baptized with? the door, without in the street. And as they were
39
They say to him: We are able. Jesus saith to loosing [him],
5
them: The cup that I drink, ye will drink, and the some of those standing there, said to them:
baptism that I am baptized with, ye will be What do ye, untying the colt?
6
baptized with: And they said to them, as Jesus had
40
But that ye should sit on my right hand and commanded them; and they permitted them.
7
on my left, is not mine to give, except to those And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast
for whom it is prepared. their garments upon him, and set Jesus upon
41
And when the ten heard [it], they began to him.
8
murmur against James and John. And many spread their garments in the way;
42
And Jesus called them, and said to them: Ye and others cut branches from the trees, and
know, that they who are accounted chiefs of the strewed them in the way.
9
nations, are their lords; and their great men have And those preceding him, and those following
authority over them. him shouted and said: Hosanna: Blessed is he
43
But it shall not be so among you: but he that that cometh in the name of the LORD.
10
would be great among you, must be a servitor to And blessed is the advancing kingdom of our
you. father David. Hosanna in the highest [heavens].
44 11
And he of you that would be first, must be And Jesus entered Jerusalem and the
servant to every one. temple, and surveyed every thing. And when
45
And also the Son of man came, not to be evening arrived, he went out to Bethany with the
served, but to serve; and to give his life a twelve.
12
ransom for many. And the following day, as he left Bethany, he
46
And they came to Jericho. And as Jesus went was hungry:
13
out of Jericho, he and his disciples and a great and he saw a fig-tree at a distance, on which
multitude; Timeus, the son of Timeus, a blind were leaves, and he came to it, if he could find
man, was sitting by the side of the way, and somewhat on it. And when he had come, he
begging. found on it only leaves; for the time of figs had
47
And he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarean; not arrived.
14
and he began to cry out, and to say: Thou Son And he said to it: Henceforth and for ever, let
of David, have mercy on me. no man eat fruit from thee: and the disciples
48
And many rebuked him, that he might be heard it. And they came to Jerusalem.
15
silent. But he cried out the more, and said: Thou And Jesus entered the temple of God: and he
Son of David, have mercy on me. began to cast out those who bought and sold in
49
And Jesus stood, and directed him to be the temple; and he overturned the counters of
called. And they called the blind man, and said the money-brokers, and the seats of them that
to him: Take courage: arise, he calleth thee. sold doves.
50 16
And the blind man cast off his garment and And he suffered no one to carry goods
arose, and went to Jesus. through the temple.
51 17
Jesus said to him: What wilt thou, that I do for And he taught them, and said: Is it not
thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabbi, that written, My house shall be called the house of
I may have sight. prayer for all nations? But ye have made it a den
52
And Jesus said to him: Go; thy faith hath of robbers.
18
procured thee life. And immediately his sight And the chief priests and the Scribes heard
was restored; and he followed after him. [him], and they sought how they might destroy
him; for they were afraid of him, because all the
11:1 And as they approached Jerusalem, near people admired his doctrine.
19
by Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of And when it was evening, they went out from
Olives, he sent two of his disciples, the city.
2 20
and said to them: Go ye to the village that is And in the morning, as they passed by, they
over against us, and as soon as ye enter it, ye saw the fig-tree dried up, as it were, from its
will find a colt tied, on which no person hath root.
21
ridden: loose [him], and bring him hither. And Simon remembered, and said to him:
3
And, if any one say to you, Why do ye this? Rabbi; behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst,
Say ye to him: Because our Lord hath need of is dried up.
him. And immediately he will send him hither.
22 7
And Jesus replied, and said to them: Have But those husbandmen said among
faith in God. themselves: This is the heir; come, let us kill
23
Verily I say to you, That whoever shall say to him, and the inheritance will be ours.
8
this mountain, Be thou removed, and fall into the And they took him, and slew [him], and cast
sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall [him] out of the vineyard.
9
believe that what he said will occur, to him will What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do?
be the thing he spoke. He will come and destroy those husbandmen,
24
Therefore I say to you, That whatsoever ye and transfer the vineyard to others.
10
shall pray and ask for, believe that it will be, and And have ye not read this scripture, The
it will be to you. stone which the builders rejected, hath become
25
And when ye stand up to pray, forgive what the head of the corner:
11
ye have against any one; that your Father who is From the LORD, was this; and it is wonderful
in heaven may also forgive your offences. in our eyes?
26 12
For if ye forgive not, your Father also who is And they sought to apprehend him, but were
in heaven will not forgive you your offences. afraid of the people; for they knew that he spoke
27
And they came again to Jerusalem. And as this similitude against them. And they left him,
he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and went away.
13
and Scribes and Elders came to him, And they sent to him some of the Scribes and
28
and said to him: By what authority doest thou of the household of Herod, to ensnare him in
these things? And who gave thee the authority discourse.
14
to do these things? And these came, and asked him: Teacher;
29
And Jesus said to them: I also will ask you we know that thou art veracious, and hast no
one thing, that ye may tell me, and I will tell you fear of man; for thou regardest not the face of
by what authority I do these things. men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it
30
The baptism of John, whence was it? from lawful to give capitation money to Caesar; or
heaven, or from men? Tell me. not? Shall we give, or not give?
31 15
And they reasoned with themselves, and And he knew their wile, and said to them:
said: If we should say to him, From heaven; he Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denarius, that I
will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him? may see it.
32 16
But if we should say, From men; there is fear And they brought [one] to him. And he said to
from the people; for they have all held John to them: Whose is this image and inscription? They
be truly a prophet. said to him: Caesar's.
33 17
And they answered, and said to Jesus: We Jesus said to them: What is Caesar's, give to
do not know. He said to them: Neither do I tell Caesar; and what is God's, [give] to God. And
you by what authority I do these things. they wondered at him.
18
Then came to him Sadducees, who say that
12:1 And he began to discourse with them in there is no resurrection; and they asked him,
similitudes. A certain man planted a vineyard, and said:
19
and inclosed it with a hedge, and dug in it a wine Teacher: Moses wrote to us, that if a man's
vat, and built a tower in it, and put it into the brother die, and leave a widow, but leave no
hands of husbandmen, and removed to a children, his brother shall take his widow, and
distance. raise up seed to his brother.
2 20
And at the proper time, he sent his servant to There were seven brothers: and the first took
the husbandmen, to receive of the fruits of the a wife, and died, and left no seed.
21
vineyard. And the second took her, and died, and he
3
And they beat him, and sent him away empty. also left no seed: and the third in like manner.
4 22
And again he sent to them another servant; And the seven took her, and left no seed.
and him also they stoned, and wounded, and Last of all, the woman also died.
23
sent him away under indignities. In the resurrection, therefore, of which of
5
And again he sent another; and him they them will she be the wife? For all the seven took
killed. And he sent many other servants, some her.
24
of whom they beat, and some they killed. Jesus said to them: Is it not on this account
6
At last, having an only and dear son, he sent that ye err, because ye understand not the
him to them; for he said, Perhaps they will scriptures, nor the power of God?
respect my son.
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For when they rise from the dead, they do not And a poor widow came, and cast in two
take wives, nor are wives given to husbands; but mites, which are a brass farthing.
43
they are as the angels that are in heaven. And Jesus called his disciples, and said to
26
But concerning the dead, that they rise, have them: Verily I say to you, That this poor widow
ye not read in a book of Moses, how God said to hath cast into the treasury more than all they
him from the bush: I am the God of Abraham, that cast in.
44
and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? For they all cast in of that which abounded to
27
He is not the God of the dead, but of the them, but she, of her poverty, hath cast in all
living. Ye, therefore, do err greatly. that she possessed, the whole of her property.
28
And one of the Scribes came, and heard
them as they discussed, and he saw that he 13:1 And as Jesus retired from the temple, one
gave them an excellent answer; and he asked of his disciples said to him: Teacher; behold; see
him, Which is the first of all the commandments? these stones, and these structures!
29 2
Jesus said to him: The first of all the And Jesus said to him: Admirest thou these
commandments [is]: Hear, O Israel; the LORD great structures? There will not be left here one
our God is one LORD: stone upon another, not demolished.
30 3
and thou shalt love the LORD thy God, with all And as Jesus was sitting on the mount of
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy Olives, over against the temple, Cephas and
mind, and with all thy might. This is the first James and John and Andrew asked him,
commandment. privately:
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And the second, which is like it, [is]: Thou Tell us, when will these things be? and what
shalt love thy neighbor, as thyself. There is no [will be] the sign that these things approach their
other commandment greater than these. consummation?
32 5
The Scribe said to him: Excellently! Rabbi; And Jesus began to say to them Beware, that
thou hast spoken the truth; for he is one [God], no one mislead you:
6
and there is no other beside him. for many will come in my name, and will say: I
33
And for a man to love him, with all the heart, am he. And they will mislead many.
7
and with all the mind, and with all the soul, and But when ye shall hear of battles, and the
with all the might; and to love his neighbor, as rumor of battles, be not afraid; for this must be;
himself; is better than all holocausts and but the end is not yet.
8
sacrifices. For nation will rise against nation, and
34
And Jesus perceived that he replied wisely; kingdom against kingdom, and there will be
and he answered, and said to him: Thou art not earthquakes in several places, and there will be
far from the kingdom of God.---And no one famines and insurrections. These are the
dared again to question him. beginning of sorrows.
35 9
And as Jesus was teaching in the temple, he And take heed to yourselves; for they will
answered and said: How can the Scribes say, deliver you up to the tribunals; and ye will be
that Messiah is the son of David? beaten in the synagogues, and ye will stand
36
For David himself saith, by the Holy Spirit: before kings and governors, on my account, for
The LORD said to my Lord; Seat thyself on my a testimony to them.
10
right hand, until I place thy enemies as a And my tidings must first be proclaimed
footstool beneath thy feet. among all the nations.
37 11
David therefore calleth him "My Lord;" and And when they shall lead you to deliver you
how is he his son? And all the multitude heard up, be not solicitous beforehand what ye shall
him with pleasure. say, neither premeditate; but, that which shall be
38
And he said to them in his teaching: Beware given you in that hour, speak ye; for it is not ye
of the Scribes, who choose to walk in long that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12
robes, and love the salutation in the streets, And brother will deliver up his brother to
39
and the chief seats in the synagogues, and death, and the father his son; and children will
the chief couches at feasts. rise up against their parents, and will kill them.
40 13
They devour the houses of widows, under And ye will be hated of every man, on
pretence that they prolong their prayers. These account of my name. But whoever shall
shall receive a greater condemnation. persevere to the end, shall live.
41 14
And as Jesus sat over against the treasury- And when ye see the profane sign of
room, he saw how the multitude cast money into desolation, which was mentioned by Daniel the
the treasury. And many rich ones cast in much. prophet, standing where it ought not;---(let him
37
that readeth, understand;) then let those that are And what I say to you, I say to you all: Be ye
in Judaea, flee to the mountain: watchful.
15
and let him that is on the roof, not come down
and enter [it], to take any thing from his house: 14:1 And after two days, was the passover of
16
and let him that is in the field, not return back unleavened cakes. And the chief priests and the
to take his clothing. Scribes sought how they might take him by
17
But, woe to those with child, and to those who stratagem, and kill him.
2
nurse children, in those days! But they said: Not on the festival, lest there be
18
And pray ye, that your flight be not in winter. commotion among the people.
19 3
For in those days will be affliction, such as And when he was at Bethany in the house of
hath not been from the beginning of the creation Simon the leper, as he reclined, a woman came
that God made until now, and shall not be. having an alabaster box of precious ointment of
20
And, unless GOD should shorten those days, spikenard, of great price; and she opened and
no flesh would live. But, on account of the elect poured upon the head of Jesus.
4
whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those And there were certain of the disciples, who
days. were dissatisfied among themselves, and said:
21
Then, if any one shall say to you: Lo, here is Why was this waste of the ointment?
5
Messiah, or lo, there; give not credence. For it might have been sold for more than
22
For false Messiahs will arise, and lying three hundred denarii, and been given to the
prophets; and they will give signs and wonders; poor. And they were indignant at her.
6
and will deceive, if possible, even the elect. But Jesus said: Let her alone; why trouble ye
23
But take ye heed. Lo, I have told you the her? She hath done an excellent act towards
whole beforehand. me.
24 7
And in those days, after that affliction, the sun For the poor ye have always with you; and
will be darkened; and the moon will not give her when ye please, ye can do them kind offices: but
light; I am not always with you.
25 8
and the stars will fall from heaven; and the What was in her power, she hath done; and by
powers of heaven will be shaken. anticipation, hath perfumed my body, as if for
26
And then will they see the Son of man coming burial.
9
in the clouds, with great power and glory. Verily I say to you, That wherever this my
27
And then will he send forth his angels, and gospel shall be proclaimed, in all the world, this
will assemble his elect from the four winds, from also which she hath done shall be told in
the extremity of earth to the extremity of heaven. memory of her.
28 10
And, from the fig-tree learn ye a simile. When And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to
its twigs are tender, and its leaves bud forth, ye the chief priests, in order to betray Jesus to
know that summer approacheth. them.
29 11
So also, when ye shall see these And when they heard [him], they rejoiced;
occurrences, know ye, that it is near, at the door. and they promised to give him money. And he
30
Verily I say to you, That this generation shall sought for opportunity to betray him.
12
not pass away, until all these things occur. And on the first day of unleavened cakes, on
31
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my which the Jews slay the passover, his disciples
words will not pass away. said to him: Where wilt thou that we go, and
32
But of that day and that hour, knoweth no prepare for thee to eat the passover?
13
man; nor the angels of heaven; neither the Son, And he sent two of his disciples, and said to
but the Father. them: Go ye to the city, and behold, there will
33
Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water. Go
when the time is. ye after him,
34 14
For it is as a man, who took a journey, and and where he entereth in, say ye to the lord
left his home; and he gave authority to his of the house: Our Rabbi saith, Where is the
servants, and to each his service; and he place of refreshment, in which I may eat the
commanded the porter to be watchful. passover with my disciples?
35 15
Watch ye, therefore; for ye know not when And lo, he will show you a large upper room,
the lord of the house cometh; at evening, or at furnished and prepared: there make ready for
midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the us.
morning:
36
lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping.
16 35
And his disciples went, and entered the city, And he advanced a little, and fell upon the
and found as he had told them: and they made ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the
ready the passover. hour might pass from him.
17 36
And when it was evening, he came with his And he said: Father, my Father, thou canst
twelve. do all things. Let this cup pass from me. Yet not
18
And as they reclined and ate, Jesus said: my pleasure, but thine.
37
Verily I say to you, That one of you that eateth And he came and found them sleeping. And
with me, will betray me. he said to Cephas: Sleepest thou, Simon?
19
And they began to be distressed. And they Couldst thou not watch with me one hour?
38
said to him, one by one, Is it I? Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
20
And he said to them: It is one of the twelve The spirit is willing and ready, but the body is
that dippeth with me in the dish. weak.
21 39
And the Son of man goeth, as it is written of And he went again and prayed, speaking the
him: but woe to that man, by whom the Son of same language.
40
man is betrayed. Better would it have been for And returning he came again and found them
that man, if he had not been born. sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And they
22
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, knew not what to say to him.
41
and blessed, and brake, and gave to them, and And he came the third time, and said to them:
said to them: Take; this is my body. Sleep on now, and take rest. The end is near;
23
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and the hour is come; and lo, the Son of man is
blessed, and gave to them. And they all drank of betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42
it. Arise ye; let us go. Lo, he that betrayeth me
24
And he said to them: This is my blood of the is at hand.
43
new testament, which is shed in behalf of many. And while he was yet speaking, Judas
25
Verily I say to you, That I will not drink again Iscariot, one of the twelve, arrived, and much
of the product of the vine, until the day in which I people, with swords and clubs, from before the
shall drink it anew in the kingdom of God. chief priests and Scribes and Elders.
26 44
And they sang praise, and went out to the And the traitor who betrayed [him], had given
mount of Olives. them a sign, and said: He whom I shall kiss is
27
And Jesus said to them: All of you will this the man. Seize promptly, and lead him away.
45
night be stumbled in me: for it is written, "I will And immediately he came up, and said to
smite the shepherd, and his sheep will be him: Rabbi, Rabbi; and kissed him.
46
scattered." And they laid hands on him and took him.
28 47
And when I am risen, I will precede you into And one of them that stood by, drew a sword,
Galilee. and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut
29
And Cephas said to him: Though they all off his ear.
48
should be stumbled, yet I will not be. And Jesus answered and said to them: Have
30
Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, That ye come out against me, as against a robber;
this day, on this night, before the cock shall crow with swords and clubs, to apprehend me?
49
twice, thou wilt thrice deny me. I was daily with you, while I taught in the
31
And he said, in addition: If I were to die with temple, and ye seized me not. But this occurs,
thee, I will not deny thee, my Lord. And like him, that the scriptures may be fulfilled.
6 50
spake all the disciples. Then his disciples left him and fled.
32 51
And they came to the place called And a young man followed after him, who
Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, Sit ye was clad with a linen cloth on [his] naked [body]:
here, while I pray. and they laid hold of him.
33 52
And he took with him Cephas and James and And he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.
53
John, and began to be gloomy and distressed. And they led away Jesus to Caiaphas the
34
And he said to them: My soul hath anguish, high priest. And with him were assembled all the
even to death. Wait for me here, and be chief priests and the Scribes and the Elders.
54
watchful. And Simon followed after him, at a distance;
into the hall of the high priest; and he sat with
the servants, and warmed himself by the fire.
6 55
Mark 14:31 – Most Western Peshitto mss omit And the chief priests and all the assembly
“all.” However, it is present in most Eastern Peshitta sought for testimony against Jesus, to put him to
mss. death: but they found it not.
56 2
For while many testified against him, their And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the
testimonies were inadequate. Jews? He replied and said to him: Thou hast
57
And some false witnesses stood up against said.
3
him, and said: And the chief priests accused him of many
58
We have heard him say: I will destroy this things.
4
temple, which is made with hands; and in three And Pilate again questioned him, and said to
days I will build another not made with hands. him: Makest thou no reply? See how much they
59
Nor even thus were their testimonies testify against thee!
5
adequate. But Jesus gave no answer; so that Pilate
60
And the high priest arose in the midst, and wondered.
6
interrogated Jesus and said: Returnest thou no And it was his custom, at each festival, to
answer? What do these testify against thee? release to them one prisoner, whom they might
61
And Jesus was silent, and made no reply. desire.
7
And again the chief priest interrogated him, and And there was one named Bar Abas, who was
said: Art thou the Messiah, the Son of the confined with the movers of sedition, who had
Blessed? committed murder in the insurrection.
62 8
And Jesus said to him: I am. And ye will see And the people clamored, and began to
the Son of man sitting on the right hand of demand, that he should do to them as he was
power, and he will come on the clouds of accustomed.
9
heaven. And Pilate answered, and said: Will ye, that I
63
And the high priest rent his tunic, and said: release to you the king of the Jews?
10
What need of witnesses have we, any more? For Pilate knew that the chief priests, from
64
Behold, from his own mouth ye have heard envy, had delivered him up.
11
blasphemy. How doth it appear to you? And they But the chief priests further persuaded the
all decided, that he deserved to die. multitudes, that Bar Abas should be released to
65
And some began to spit in his face, and to them.
12
buffet him, saying: Prophesy thou. And the And Pilate said to them: What will ye,
servants smote him on the cheeks. therefore, that I do to him whom ye call king of
66
And as Simon was below in the court, a maid the Jews?
13
of the high priest came, And they again cried out: Crucify him.
67 14
and saw him warming himself; and she And Pilate said to them: But what evil hath he
looked upon him, and said to him: And thou too done? And they cried out the more: Crucify him.
15
wast with Jesus the Nazarean. And Pilate was willing to gratify the wishes of
68
But he denied, and said: l know not what thou the multitudes; and he released to them Bar
sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the Abas; and, having scourged Jesus, he delivered
cock crew. him to them to be crucified.
69 16
And the maid saw him again, and she began And the soldiers led him into the hall which
to say to those standing by, This man also is was the Praetorium; and they called together the
one of them. whole regiment;
70 17
And he again denied [it]. And a little after, and they clothed him in purple, and braided a
those standing there said again to Cephas: crown of thorns and put upon him;
18
Surely, thou art one of them; for thou art likewise and began to salute him with, "Hail, king of
a Galilean, and thy speech answers to it. the Jews!"
71 19
And he began to imprecate, and swore: I And they smote him on the head with a reed
know not that man, of whom ye speak. and spit in his face, and bowed upon their knees
72
And immediately the cock crew the second and worshipped him.
20
time. And Simon remembered the declaration of And having mocked him, they divested him of
Jesus, who said to him: Before the cock shall the purple, and clothed him in his own garments,
crow twice, thou wilt thrice deny me. And he and led him forth to crucify him.
21
began to weep. And they compelled a passer-by, Simon the
Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus,
15:1 And forthwith, in the morning, the chief who was coming from the fields, to bear his
priests with the Elders and the Scribes, and the cross.
22
whole Sanhedrim, held a consultation. And they And they brought him to Golgotha, the place
bound Jesus, and led him away, and delivered which is interpreted a Skull.
him over to Pilate the president.
23
And they gave him to drink wine in which came, and assuming courage, went to Pilate,
myrrh was mixed; and he would not receive it. and begged the body of Jesus.
24 44
And when they had crucified him, they And Pilate wondered that he should be
divided his garments; and cast the lot upon already dead. And he called the centurion, and
them, what each should take. inquired if he had been any time dead.
25 45
And it was the third hour when they crucified And when he learned it, he gave his body to
him. Joseph.
26 46
And the cause of his death was written in the And Joseph bought fine linen, and took it
inscription: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. down, and wrapped it in the linen, and deposited
27
And they crucified with him two robbers, the it in a sepulchre that was hewed in a rock, and
one on his right hand, and the other on his left. rolled a stone against the door of the sepulchre.
28 47
And the scripture was fulfilled which saith: He And Mary Magdalena and Mary [the mother]
was accounted among the wicked. of Joses saw where he was laid.
29
And they also that passed by, reviled him;
and, nodding their heads, they said: Aha, thou 16:1 And when the sabbath had passed, Mary
that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three Magdalena, and Mary [the mother] of James,
days, and Salome, bought aromatics, that they might
30
rescue thyself, and come down from the come and anoint him.
2
cross. And in the morning of the first day of the week,
31
And so also the chief priests, jeering one with they came to the sepulchre as the sun arose.
3
another, and the Scribes, said: He gave life to And they said among themselves: Who will roll
others, his own life he cannot save. back for us the stone from the door of the
32
Let Messiah, the king of the Jews, now sepulchre?
4
descend from the cross, that we may see [it] and And they looked, and saw that the stone was
believe in him. And those also who were rolled away; for it was very great.
5
crucified with him, derided him. And entering the sepulchre, they saw a youth
33
And when the sixth hour was come, there sitting on the right hand, and clothed in a white
was darkness over all the land until the ninth robe: and they were in perturbation.
6
hour. But he said to them: Be not affrighted. Ye are
34
And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud seeking Jesus the Nazarean, who was crucified.
voice, and said: Il, Il, lemono shebakthone; that He is risen; he is not here. Behold the place
is: My God, my God; why hast thou forsaken where he was laid.
7
me? But go, tell his disciples and Cephas: Lo, he
35
And some of them that stood by, when they precedeth you into Galilee; there will ye see him,
heard it, said: He calleth for Elijah. as he said to you.
36 8
And one ran and filled a sponge with vinegar, And when they heard, they fled and left the
and tied it on a reed, to offer him drink. And they sepulchre; for astonishment and trembling had
said: Desist; let us see if Elijah will come to take seized them; and they said nothing to any one,
him down. for they were in fear.
37 9
And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and And in the morning of the first day of the week,
expired. he arose; and he appeared first to Mary
38
And the curtain of the door of the temple was Magdalena, from whom he had cast out seven
rent, from the top to the bottom. demons.
39 10
And when the centurion, who was standing And she went and told them that had been
near him, saw that he so cried and expired, he with him, while they were mourning and
said: Verily, this was the Son of God. weeping.
40 11
And there were women looking on, from a And they, when they heard [the women] say
distance, Mary Magdalena, and Mary the mother that he was alive, and that he had appeared to
of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; them, did not believe them.
41 12
who, when he was in Galilee adhered to him, After this he appeared, under another aspect,
and ministered to him; and many other women, to two of them as they walked and went into the
who had come up with him to Jerusalem. country.
42 13
And, as it was the eve of preparation, which And these went and told the rest; but they
precedeth the sabbath, would not believe them
43 14
Joseph of Ramath, an honorable counsellor, And at last, he appeared to the eleven: as
who also himself waited for the kingdom of God, they reclined at table; and he reproved the
slenderness of their faith, and the hardness of
their heart; because they believed not those who
had seen him actually risen.
15
And he said to them: Go ye into all the world,
and proclaim my tidings in the whole creation.
16
He that believeth, and is baptized, liveth; but
he that believeth not, is condemned.
17
And these signs shall attend them that
believe: In my name, they will cast out demons;
and in new tongues will they speak.
18
And they will take up serpents; and if they
should drink a deadly poison, it will not harm
them; and they will lay their hands on the sick,
and they will be healed.
19
And Jesus, our Lord, after he had conversed
with them, ascended to heaven, and sat on the
right hand of God.
20
And they went forth, and preached
everywhere: and our Lord aided them, and
confirmed their discourses by the signs which
they wrought.
The Annunciation of Luke the Evangelist
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1:1 Since many have been disposed to write And Zachariah said to the angel: How shall I
narratives of those events, of which we have full know this? For I am old, and my wife is
assurance, advanced in life.
2 19
as they delivered them to us, who from the The angel answered, and said to him: I am
first were eye-witnesses and ministers of the Gabriel, who stand before God; and I am sent to
word; converse with thee, and to tell thee these things.
3 20
it seemed proper for me also, as I had Henceforth thou wilt be dumb, and unable to
examined them all accurately, to write out the speak, until the day when these things take
whole, methodically, for thee, excellent place: because thou believedst not my words,
Theophilus: which will be fulfilled in their time.
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that thou mayest know the truth of the And the people were standing and waiting for
statements, which thou hast been taught. Zachariah; and they wondered at his tarrying so
5
In the days of Herod the king of Judaea, there long in the temple.
22
was a certain priest, whose name was And when Zachariah came forth, he could not
Zachariah, of the ministration of the house of speak with them: and they understood that he
Abijah; and his wife was of the daughters of had seen a vision in the temple: and he made
Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. many signs to them, and remained speechless.
6 23
And they were both upright before God, and And when the days of his ministration were
walked in all his commandments, and in the accomplished, he came to his house.
24
righteousness of the LORD, without reproach. And it was after those days, that Elisabeth his
7
But they had no child, because Elisabeth was wife conceived. And she secluded herself five
barren: and they were both advanced in life. months; and she said:
8 25
And it occurred, that as he performed the These things hath the LORD done for me, in
priestly functions in the order of his ministration the days when he looked upon me to take away
before the Lord, my reproach among men.
9 26
according to the usage of the priesthood, it fell And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was
to him to offer the incense. And he went into the sent by God into Galilee, to a city named
temple of the LORD, Nazareth,
10 27
and the whole multitude of the people were to a virgin espoused to a man whose name
praying without, at the time of incense. was Joseph, of the house of David; and the
11
And the angel of the LORD appeared to virgin's name was Mary.
28
Zachariah, standing on the right side of the altar And the angel entered the house, and said to
of incense. her: Peace to thee, thou full of grace! The Lord
12
And when Zachariah saw him, he was is with thee: and blessed art thou among
agitated, and fear fell upon him. women.
13 29
And the angel said to him: Fear not, And when she saw [him], she was agitated by
Zachariah; for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife his speech; and she pondered, what this
Elisabeth will bear thee a son, and thou shalt salutation could mean.
30
call his name John. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for
14
And thou wilt have joy and gladness: and thou hast found favor with God.
31
many will rejoice at his birth. For lo, thou wilt conceive in thy womb, and
15
For he will be great before the LORD; and he wilt bear a son, and wilt call his name Jesus.
32
will not drink wine nor strong drink, and will be He will be great, and will be called the Son of
filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's the Most High, and the LORD God will give him
womb. the throne of his father David.
16 33
And many of the children of Israel will he And he will reign over the house of Jacob for
convert to the LORD their God. ever; and of his reign there will be no end.
17 34
And he will go before him, in the spirit and And Mary said to the angel: How can this be,
power of Elijah the prophet, and will turn the as I have not known a man?
35
heart of the fathers unto the children, and them The angel replied, and said to her: The Holy
that are disobedient to the knowledge of the Spirit will come, and the power of the Most High
righteous, and will prepare a perfect people for will overshadow thee; therefore he that is born of
the LORD. thee is holy, and will be called the Son of God.
36 59
And lo, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, even she And it occurred, that on the eighth day they
too hath conceived a son in her old age; and this came to circumcise the child. And they called
is the sixth month with her who is called barren. him by the name of his father, Zachariah.
37 60
Because nothing is difficult for God. And his mother answered and said: Not so;
38
Mary said: Behold, I am the handmaid of the but John, shall he be called.
61
LORD; be it to me, according to thy word. And the And they said to her: There is no one among
angel departed from her. thy kindred called by that name.
39 62
And Mary arose in those days, and went And they made signs to his father, how he
hastily to the mountain [district], to a city of would have him named.
63
Judaea; And he asked for a tablet, and wrote, and
40
and entered the house of Zachariah, and said: John is his name. And every one was
saluted Elisabeth. surprised.
41 64
And it was so, that when Elisabeth heard the And immediately his mouth was opened, and
salutation of Mary, the child leaped in her womb, his tongue; and he spoke, and praised God.
65
and she was filled with the Holy Spirit. And fear came upon all their neighbors; and
42
And she cried out with a loud voice, and said these things were talked of in all the mountain
to Mary: Blessed art thou among women; and [district] of Judaea.
66
blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And all who heard, pondered them in their
43
And whence is this to me, that the mother of heart, and said: What will this child be? And the
my Lord should come to me? hand of the LORD was with him.
44 67
For lo, as the voice of thy salutation fell upon And Zachariah his father was filled with the
my ears, with great joy the child leaped in my Holy Spirit, and prophesied, and said:
68
womb. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who hath
45
And happy is she that believed; for there will visited his people, and wrought redemption for
be a fulfillment of those things that were told her them:
69
by the LORD. And hath raised up a horn of redemption for
46
And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the us, in the house of David his servant:
70
LORD: as he spake by the mouth of his holy
47
and my spirit rejoiceth in God the author of prophets, who were of old,
71
my life. that he would redeem us from our enemies,
48
For he hath looked upon the humble and from the hand of all that hate us.
72
condition of his hand maid; and lo, henceforth all And he hath exercised his mercy to our
generations will ascribe blessedness to me. fathers, and hath remembered his holy
49
And He that is mighty hath done for me great covenants,
73
things; and holy is his name. and the oath that he sware to Abraham our
50
And his mercy is on them that fear him, for father, that he would grant to us,
74
generations and posterities. to be redeemed from the hand of our
51
He hath wrought victory with his arm; and enemies; and that we should worship before
hath scattered the proud in the imagination of him, without fear,
75
their heart. all our days, in rectitude and uprightness.
52 76
He hath cast down the mighty from their And thou, child, wilt be called a prophet of the
thrones, and hath exalted the lowly. Most High; for thou wilt go before the face of the
53
The hungry hath he satisfied with good LORD, to prepare his way,
77
things, and the rich hath he sent away empty. that he may give the knowledge of life to his
54
He hath aided Israel his servant, and people, and forgiveness of their sins,
78
remembered his mercy, through the compassion of the mercy of our
55
(as he spoke with the fathers,) with Abraham God; whereby the day-spring from on high will
and his seed, for ever. visit us,
56 79
And Mary remained with Elisabeth about to give light to them that sit in darkness, and
three months, and returned to her home. in the shadow of death; and to guide our feet
57
And Elisabeth's time of bringing forth arrived; into the way of peace.
80
and she bore a son. And the child grew, and was strengthened in
58
And her neighbors and relatives heard that spirit. And he was in the wilderness, until the day
the Lord had magnified his mercy to her, and of his manifestation to Israel.
they rejoiced with her.
21
2:1 And in those days it occurred, that a decree And when the eight days for the circumcision
went forth from Augustus Caesar, that all the of the child were completed, his name was
people of his dominion should be enrolled. called JESUS; as he was named by the angel,
2
And this enrollment was first made under the before he was conceived in the womb.
22
presidency of Quirinus in Syria. And when the days of their purification were
3
And everyone went to his own city to be completed, according to the law of Moses, they
enrolled. carried him to Jerusalem, to present him before
4
And Joseph also went up from Nazareth of the LORD:
23
Galilee to Judaea, to the city of David which is (as it is written in the law of the LORD, that
called Bethlehem, because he was of the house every male opening the womb shall be called
and lineage of David, holy to the LORD:)
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with Mary his espoused, then pregnant, to be and to offer a sacrifice, according as it is
enrolled. written in the law of the LORD, A pair of turtle-
6
And it was while they were there, that the days doves, or two young pigeons.
25
for her to bring forth were completed. And there was a certain man in Jerusalem,
7
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and whose name was Simeon. This man was upright
wrapped him in bandages, and laid him in the and just, and was waiting for the consolation of
stall; for they had no place where they could Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26
lodge. And it had been told him by the Holy Spirit,
8
And there were shepherds in that region, who that he would not see death, until he should see
abode there and kept watch of their flocks by the Messiah of the Lord.
27
night. This man came, by the Spirit, into the temple;
9
And lo, the angel of God came to them, and and when his parents brought in the child Jesus,
the glory of the LORD shone upon them: and they to do for him as is commanded in the law,
28
feared with great fear. he took him in his arms, and blessed God,
10
And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, and said:
29
behold I announce to you great joy, which will be My Lord, now release thou thy servant in
to all the world. peace, as thou hast said:
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For there is born to you this day a deliverer, for lo, my eyes have seen thy mercy,
31
who is the LORD Messiah, in the city of David which thou hast prepared in the presence of
12
And this is the sign for you: Ye will find the all nations,
32
babe wrapped in bandages, and placed in a a light for a revelation to the Gentiles, and a
stall. glory for thy people Israel.
13 33
And instantly there were seen with the angel, And Joseph and his mother were astonished
the many hosts of heaven, praising God, and at those things which were spoken concerning
saying: him.
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Glory to God in the highest [heavens], and on And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary
earth peace and good hope for men. his mother: Behold, this [child] is set forth for the
15
And it was so, that when the angels had gone fall and for the rising of many in Israel, and for a
from them into heaven, the shepherds conferred standard of contention;
35
with one another, and said: Let us go down to (and also a dart will pierce thy own soul); that
Bethlehem, and see this thing which hath the thoughts of the hearts of many may be
occurred, as the LORD hath made known to us. disclosed.
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And they came hastily, and found Mary and And Hanna, a prophetess, the daughter of
Joseph, and the babe laid in the stall. Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher,---she also was
17
And when they saw, they made known the aged in days, and, from her maidenhood, had
information which was given to them concerning lived seven years with her husband,
37
the child. and was a widow of about eighty and four
18
And all that heard, wondered at the things years, and departed not from the temple, but
that were told them by the shepherds. worshipped by day and by night with fasting and
19
And Mary laid up all these things, and prayer;
38
pondered them in her heart. and she too stood up, in that hour, and gave
20
And the shepherds returned glorifying and thanks to the LORD, and spoke of him to every
praising God for all that they had seen and one that waited for the redemption of Jerusalem.
heard, as it was told them.
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And when they had accomplished all things, the LORD; and make straight paths in the plain
according to the law of the LORD, they returned for our God.
5
to Galilee, to their city Nazareth. All valleys shall be filled up, and all mountains
40
And the child grew, and was strengthened in and hills be lowered; and the hillock shall be
spirit, and was filled with wisdom; and the grace levelled down, and the rough place become
of God was upon him. smooth.
41 6
And his people went up to Jerusalem every And all flesh shall see the life which is of God.
7
year, at the feast of the passover. And he said to the multitudes, who came to
42
And when he was twelve years old, they went him to be baptized: Ye progeny of vipers, who
up to the feast, as they were accustomed. hath instructed you to flee from the future wrath?
43 8
And when the days were completed, they Bring forth, therefore, fruits comporting with
returned: but the child Jesus remained at repentance. And begin not to say in yourselves:
Jerusalem, and Joseph and his mother knew not We have Abraham for our father; for I say to
[of it]; you, that God can, from these stones, raise up
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for they supposed he was with his sons to Abraham.
9
companions. And when they had travelled a And lo, the ax is put to the root of trees. Every
day's journey, they sought him among their tree therefore that beareth not good fruits, is
people, and [inquired] of every one that knew hewed down, and falleth into the fire.
10
them. And the multitudes asked him, and said:
45
And they did not find him. And they returned What, then, shall we do?
11
again to Jerusalem, searching for him. He answered and said to them: Whoever
46
And after three days, they found him in the hath two tunics, let him give [one] to him that
temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, and hath none; and whoever hath food, let him do
listening to them, and asking them questions. the same.
47 12
And all they that heard him, were astonished And publicans also came to be baptized. And
at his wisdom and his answers. they said to him: Teacher, what shall we do?
48 13
And when they saw him they were amazed. And he said to them: Exact no more than ye
And his mother said to him: My son, why hast are required to exact.
14
thou done so to us? For lo, I and thy father have And those serving in war inquired of him, and
been seeking for thee with great anxiety. said: And what shall we do? He said to them: Be
49
He said to them: Why did ye seek me? Do ye insolent to no one, and oppress no one, and let
not know, that it behooveth me to be in my your pay satisfy you.
15
Father's house? And while the people were thinking of John,
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But they did not comprehend the word that he and all pondered in their heart, whether he were
spoke to them. the Messiah;
51 16
And he went down with them, and came to John answered and said to them: Behold, I
Nazareth, and was obedient to them. And his baptize you with water; but after me cometh one
mother laid up all these things in her heart. mightier than I, the strings of whose shoes I am
52
And Jesus increased in stature, and in not worthy to untie; he will baptize you with the
wisdom, and in grace, before God and men. Holy Spirit and with fire.
17
He holdeth his winnowing shovel in his hand,
3:1 And in the fifteenth year of the reign of and he will make clean his threshing floor; and
Tiberius Caesar, in the presidency of Pontius the wheat he gathereth into his garners, and the
Pilate in Judaea, while Herod was Tetrarch in chaff he will burn with fire not extinguished.
18
Galilee, and Philip his brother Tetrarch in Ituraea And many other things also, he taught and
and in the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias proclaimed to the people.
19
Tetrarch of Abilene, But Herod the Tetrarch, because he was
2
in the high priesthood of Annas and of reproved by John, on account of Herodias the
Caiaphas; the word of God was upon John the wife of his brother Philip, and on account of all
son of Zachariah, in the wilderness. the evil things he had done,
3 20
And he came into all the region about the added this also to them all, that he shut up
Jordan, proclaiming the baptism of repentance John in prison.
21
for the forgiveness of sins. And it occurred, when all the people were
4
As it is written in the book of the discourses of baptized, that Jesus also was baptized. And as
Isaiah the prophet, who said: The voice of one he prayed, the heavens were opened;
crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
22 4
and the Holy Spirit descended upon him, in Jesus replied, and said to him: It is written, Not
the bodily likeness of a dove: and there was a by bread only, doth man live; but by every thing
voice from heaven, which said: Thou art my of God.
5
beloved Son, in whom I have delight. And Satan conducted him to a high mountain
23
And Jesus was about thirty years old. And he and showed him all the kingdoms of the land, in
was accounted the son of Joseph, the son of a little time.
6
Heli, And the Calumniator said to him: To thee will I
24
the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of give all this dominion, and the glory of it, which
Melchi, the son of Janna, the son of Joseph, is committed to me, and to whom I please, I give
25
the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the it:
7
son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of if therefore thou wilt worship before me, the
Naggai, whole shall be thine.
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the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the But Jesus replied, and said to him: It is written
son of Shimei, the son of Joseph, the son of Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and him
Judah, only shalt thou serve.
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the son of Joanna, the son of Rhesa, the son And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him
of Zorubbabel, the son of Salathiel, the son of on a pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If
Neri, thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down
28
the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of hence:
10
Cosam, the son of Elmodam, the son of Er, for it is written, He will give his angels charge
29
the son of Joses, the son of Eliezer, the son over thee, to keep thee:
11
of Joram, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, and in their arms will they sustain thee, lest
30
the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son thou strike thy foot against a stone.
12
of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, And Jesus replied and said to him: It is said,
31
the son of Melcah, the son of Mainan, the son Thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God.
13
of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, And when the Calumniator had finished all his
32
the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of temptations, he departed from him for a time.
14
Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon And Jesus returned, in the power of the Spirit,
33
the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the to Galilee; and fame concerning him spread in
son of Hezron, the son of Pharez, the son of all the region around them.
15
Judah And he taught in their synagogues, and was
34
the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of lauded by every one.
16
Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, And he came to Nazareth, where he had
35
the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of been brought up: and he went, as he was
Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Salah, accustomed, into the synagogue on the sabbath
36
the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the day, and rose up to read.
17
son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of And there was delivered to him the book of
Lamech, Isaiah the prophet. And Jesus opened the book,
37
the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the and found the place where it is written:
18
son of Jared, the son of Mehalaleel, the son of The Spirit of the LORD is upon me; and
Cainan, therefore he hath anointed me to proclaim
38
the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of tidings to the poor; and hath sent me to heal the
Adam, the son of God. contrite in heart, and to proclaim release to the
captives, and sight to the blind; and to send
4:1 And Jesus, being full of the Holy Spirit, away the contrite with forgiveness [of their sins];
19
returned from the Jordan. And the Spirit led him and to proclaim the acceptable year of the
into the wilderness, LORD.
2 20
forty days, to be tempted by the Calumniator. And he rolled up the book, and gave it to the
And during those days, he ate nothing; and servitor, and went and sat down. And the eyes
when he had completed them, he was at last of all in the synagogue were gazing upon him.
21
hungry. And he began to say to them: This day, is this
3
And the Calumniator said to him: If thou art the scripture which ye have heard, fulfilled.
22
Son of God, command this stone to become And all bare him witness, and admired the
bread. gracious words which proceeded from his
mouth; and they said: Is not this the son of
Joseph?
23 40
Jesus said to them: Perhaps, ye will speak to And when the sun was set, all those that had
me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: and sick persons, afflicted with divers diseases,
whatever we have heard of thy doing in brought them to him; and he laid his hand on
Capernaum, do thou here also in thy city. every one of them, and healed them.
24 41
And he said to them: Verily I say to you, And demons went out of many, crying out
There is no prophet who is acceptable in his and saying: Thou art the Messiah, the Son of
own city. God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them
25
And I tell you the truth, that there were many not to say, that they knew him to be Messiah.
42
widows in the house of Israel, in the days of And at the dawn of day, he went out and
Elijah the prophet, when the heavens were retired to a desert place. And the multitudes
closed up three years and six months, and there sought him, and went out to him, and held him
was a great famine in all the land: fast, that he might not retire from them.
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but to no one of them was Elijah sent, except And Jesus said to them: It behooveth me to
to Sarepta of Sidon, unto a widow woman. announce the kingdom of God to other cities
27
And there were many leprous in the house of also; for therefore was I sent.
44
Israel, in the days of Elisha the prophet; but And he preached in the synagogues of
none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Galilee.
Syrian.
28
And when they heard these things, those in 5:1 And it occurred, that a multitude gathered
the synagogue were all filled with wrath. about him, to hear the word of God. And he was
29
And they rose up, and thrust him out of the standing by the side of the sea of Gennesaret,
2
city, and brought him to the top of the hill on and he saw two ships standing near the sea,
which the city was built, that they might cast him and the fishermen were gone out of them, and
down from the rock. were washing their nets.
30 3
But he passed through the midst of them, and And one of them belonged to Simon Cephas:
went away. and Jesus entered and sat in it. And he told
31
And he went down to Capernaum, a city of them to draw off a little from the shore, into the
Galilee; and taught them on sabbath days. sea: and he seated himself, and taught the
32
And they were astonished at his teaching, for multitude from the ship.
4
his word was authoritative. And when he ceased from speaking, he said
33
And there was in the synagogue a man, in to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and cast
whom was an unclean demon: and he cried out, your net for a draught.
5
with a loud voice, Simon answered, and said to him: Rabbi, all
34
and said: Let me alone: What have I to do the night we have toiled, and have caught
with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarean? Hast thou nothing: but, at thy bidding, I will cast the net.
6
come to destroy us? I know thee, who thou art, And when they had done so, they inclosed
the Holy One of God. very many fishes, so that the net was rent.
35 7
And Jesus rebuked him, and said: Shut thy And they made signs to their associates, in the
mouth; and come out of him. And the demon other ship, to come and help them. And when
threw him down in the midst, and came out of they came, they filled both the ships, so that
him, having not harmed him at all. they were near to sinking.
36 8
And wonder seized every one, and they And when Simon Cephas saw [it], he fell
talked together, and said: What a word is this! before the feet of Jesus, and said to him: I
For, with authority and efficiency, he beseech thee, my Lord, that thou leave me, for I
commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come am a sinful man.
9
out For astonishment had seized him, and all that
37
And his fame went out into all the surrounding were with him, at the draught of fishes which
region. they had caught:
38 10
And when Jesus went out of the synagogue, and in like manner also James and John, the
he entered the house of Simon. And the mother- sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon.
in-law of Simon was afflicted with a severe fever: But Jesus said: Fear thou not; henceforth thou
and they besought him in her behalf . shalt catch men unto life.
39 11
And he stood over her, and rebuked the And they brought the vessels to the land: and
fever; and it left her. And immediately she arose they left all and followed him.
12
and ministered to them. And when Jesus was in one of the cities, a
man came all full of leprosy and seeing Jesus,
he fell upon his face, and besought him, and company of publicans and others who reclined
said to him: My Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst with them.
30
cleanse me. And the Scribes and Pharisees murmured,
13
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched and said to his disciples: Why do ye eat and
him, and said to him: I will [it]; be thou clean. drink with publicans and sinners?
31
And immediately his leprosy went from him. And Jesus answered and said to them: A
14
And he charged him: Speak to no one; but go physician is not sought after for the well, but for
and show thyself to the priests, and offer the those very sick.
32
oblation for thy purification, as Moses hath I came not to call the righteous, but sinners,
commanded, for a testimony to them. to repentance.
15 33
And his fame spread abroad still more: and And they said to him: Why do the disciples of
much people assembled to hear him, and to be John fast often, and pray, and also [those] of the
cured of their diseases. Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
16 34
And he retired into a desert, and prayed. And he said to them: Ye cannot make the
17
And it occurred, on one of the days when guests of the nuptial chamber fast, while the
Jesus was teaching, that Pharisees and Doctors bridegroom is with them.
35
of the law were sitting by, who had come from all But the days will come, when the bridegroom
the villages of Galilee and of Judaea, and will be taken up from them, and then will they
Jerusalem: and the power of the LORD was fast, in those days.
36
present to heal them. And he spoke a similitude to them: No one
18
And some persons brought a paralytic man, teareth a patch from a new garment, and putteth
on a couch, and sought to bring him in, and to it to an old garment; lest he tear the new, and
place him before him. the patch from the new cease to make the old
19
And when they could not thus introduce him, [garment] whole.
37
because of the multitude of the people, they And no one putteth new wine into old sacks;
ascended to the roof, and let him down with the otherwise, the new wine will burst the sacks, and
couch, from the covering, into the midst, before the wine will run out, and the sacks be ruined.
38
Jesus. But they put new wine into new sacks, and
20
And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to both are preserved.
39
the paralytic: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And no one drinketh old wine, and
21
And the Scribes and Pharisees began to immediately calleth for new; for he saith, The old
reason, and to say: Who is this that speaketh is the delicious.
blasphemy? Who can forgive sins, but God
only? 6:1 And on a sabbath it occurred, as Jesus
22
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to walked among the tilled grounds, that his
them: What think ye in your heart? disciples plucked ears, and rubbed them in their
23
Which is the easier, to say, Thy sins are hands and ate.
2
forgiven thee, or to say, Arise and walk? And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why
24
But that ye may know, that the Son of man is do ye that, which it is not lawful to do on the
competent to forgive sins on the earth,---he said sabbath?
3
to the paralytic: I say to thee, Arise, take up thy Jesus replied, and said to them: Have ye not
couch, and go to thy home. read what David did, when he was hungry, he
25
And instantly, he rose up before their eyes, and those with him?
4
and took up his couch, and went home, How he entered into the house of God, and
glorifying God. took and ate the bread of the LORD's table, and
26
And astonishment seized every one; and they gave [it] to those that were with him; which it
Praised God; and they were filled with awe, and was not lawful, except for the priests only, to
said: We have seen wonders today. eat?
27 5
And after these things, Jesus went out and And he said to them: The Son of man is lord of
saw a publican, named Levi, sitting among the the sabbath.
6
publicans; and he said to him: Come after me. And on another sabbath, he entered a
28
And he left every thing, and arose, and went synagogue and taught. And a man was there,
after him. whose right hand was withered.
29 7
And Levi made a great entertainment for him And the Scribes and Pharisees watched him,
at his house; and there was a numerous whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they
might be able to accuse him.
8 26
And as he knew their thoughts, he said to the Woe to you, when men shall speak your
man with a withered hand: Rise and come into praise; for so did their fathers to the false
the midst of the congregation. And when he prophets.
27
came and stood [there], And to you who hear, I say: Love your
9
Jesus said to them: I ask you, What is it lawful enemies; and do favors to them that hate you;
28
to do on the sabbath? that which is good? or and bless them that curse you; and pray for
that which is evil? to save life or to destroy [it]? them that drag you with violence.
10 29
And he looked upon them all; and [then] said To him that smiteth thee on thy cheek, offer
to him, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched the other: and from him that taketh away thy
out his hand, and it was restored like the other. cloak, keep not back thy tunic.
11 30
And they were filled with envy; and they To every one that asketh of thee, give thou:
conferred one with another, what they should do and from him that taketh thy property, demand it
to Jesus. not.
12 31
And in those days, Jesus retired to a And as ye would that men should do to you,
mountain to pray; and he passed the night there, so do ye also to them.
32
in prayer to God. For, if ye love them that love you, what
13
And when the day dawned, he called his goodness is it in you? For even sinners love
disciples, and selected from them twelve, whom those that love them.
33
he named Legates : And if ye do good to them that do good to
14
Simon whom he named Cephas, and Andrew you, what goodness is it in you? For even
his brother, and James, and John, and Philip, sinners do the same.
34
and Bartholomew, And if ye lend to one from whom ye expect
15
and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the recompense, what goodness is it in you? For
son of Alpheus, and Simon who was called sinners also lend to sinners, to receive adequate
Zelotes, recompense.
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and Judas the son of James, and Judas But love ye your enemies, and do them good;
Iscariot, who became a traitor. and lend ye, and disappoint the hopes of no
17
And Jesus descended with them, and stood one: and great will be your reward, and ye will
in the plain; and a great company of his be children of the Highest; for he is kind to the
disciples, and a multitude of assembled people, evil, and to the unthankful.
36
from all Judaea, and from Jerusalem and from Be ye therefore merciful, as also your Father
the seashore of Tyre and Sidon; who came to is merciful.
37
hear his discourse, and to be healed of their Judge not, and ye will not be judged:
diseases; condemn not, and ye will not be condemned:
18
and they who were afflicted by unclean release, and ye will be released.
38
spirits: and they were healed. Give ye, and it will be given to you; in good
19
And the whole multitude sought to touch him; measure, pressed down, and running over, will
for there went a virtue out of him and healed they cast into your lap. For, with what measure
them all. ye measure, it will be measured to you.
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And he lifted his eyes upon his disciples, and And he spake a similitude to them: Can a
said: Blessed are ye poor; for the kingdom of blind man lead a blind? Will not both fall into the
God is yours. ditch?
21 40
Blessed are ye that hunger now; for ye will be No disciple is better than his teacher; for
satisfied. Blessed are ye that weep now; for ye whoever is perfect, will be like his teacher.
41
will laugh. And why observest thou the straw that is in
22
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, thy brother's eye, but regardest not the beam
and repel you, and revile you, and cast out your that is in thy own eye?
42
names as base, for the Son of man's sake. Or how canst thou say to thy brothers, My
23
Rejoice in that day and exult, for your reward brother, allow me to pluck the straw from thy
is great in heaven; for so did their fathers to the eye; when, lo, the beam that is in thy own eye,
prophets. thou regardest not. Hypocrite! first cast the
24
But, woe to you that are rich; for ye have beam out thy eye, and then thy vision will be
received your consolation. clear to pluck the straw from thy brother's eye.
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Woe to you that are full; for ye will hunger. There is no good tree, that beareth bad fruits;
Woe to you that laugh now, for ye will weep and nor a bad tree, that beareth good fruits.
mourn.
44 10
For every tree is known by its fruits. Do men And they that were sent, returned to the
gather figs from thorn-bushes? So, neither do house; and they found the servant that had been
they pluck grapes from brambles. sick, now well.
45 11
A good man, from the good treasure that is in And the following day, he went to a city called
his heart, bringeth out good things: and a bad Nain; and his disciples [were] with him, and a
man, from the bad treasure that is in his heart, great multitude.
12
bringeth out bad things. For, from the And as he approached the gate of the city, he
abundance of the heart, the lips speak. saw a procession bearing a dead man, the only
46
And why call ye me, My Lord, my Lord; while son of his mother, and she a widow; and a great
ye do not that which I command you? company of the people of the city were with her.
47 13
Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my And Jesus looked upon her, and had
words, and doeth them, I will show to whom he compassion on her; and he said to her, Weep
is like: not.
48 14
He is like a man that built a house; and he And he went, and touched the bier; and they
dug and went deep, and laid the foundations on that bore him stood still. And he said: Young
a rock: and when a flood occurred, the flood man, I say to thee, Arise.
15
rushed upon that house, and could not move it, And the dead man sat up, and began to
for its foundation rested on a rock. speak: and he delivered him to his mother.
49 16
But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a And awe seized all the people; and they
man that built his house upon the earth, without glorified God, and said: A great prophet hath
a foundation; and when the torrent rushed upon arisen among us, and God hath visited his
it, it fell immediately, and the ruin of that house people.
17
was great. And that saying respecting him went out
through all Judaea and all the surrounding
7:1 And when he had finished all these region.
18
discourses in the audience of the people, Jesus And the disciples of John told him all these
entered into Capernaum. things.
2 19
And the servant of a centurion, who was dear And John called two of his disciples, and sent
to him, was very sick, and near to death. them to Jesus, and said: Art thou he that
3
And he heard of Jesus, and sent the Elders of cometh, or shall we look for another?
20
the Jews to him, and requested of him that he And they came to Jesus, and said to him:
would come and save the life of his servant. John the Baptizer hath sent us to thee, and
4
And when they came to Jesus, they entreated saith: Art thou he that cometh, or shall we look
him earnestly, and said: He is worthy that thou for another?
21
shouldst do this for him; And in that hour he healed many persons of
5
for he loveth our nation, and hath also built us their diseases, and of plagues, and of unclean
a house of assembly. spirits, and gave sight to many blind persons.
6 22
And Jesus went with them. And when he was And Jesus replied, and said to them: Go ye,
not far from the house, the centurion sent his and tell John all that ye have seen and heard;
friends to him, and said to him: My Lord, trouble that the blind see, and the lame walk, and the
not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldst leprous are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the
come under my roof: dead arise, and to the poor good news is
7
therefore I deemed myself not worthy to proclaimed:
23
approach thee myself; but speak the word only, and blessed is he that is not stumbled in me.
24
and my young man will be healed. And when John's disciples were gone, Jesus
8
For I also am a man subjected to authority; began to say to the multitude, concerning John:
and I have soldiers under my command; and I What went ye into the wilderness to see?---a
say to this one, Go; and he goeth: and to reed agitated by the wind?
25
another, Come; and he cometh: and to my Or if not; what went ye out to see?---a man
servant, Do this; and he doeth [it.] clad in soft raiment? Lo, they that use splendid
9
And when Jesus heard these things, he garments and luxuries, are in kings' palaces.
26
admired him; and he turned, and said to the Or if not; what went ye out to see?---a
throng that followed him: I say to you, I have not prophet? Yea, say I to you; and more than a
found faith like this even in Israel. prophet.
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[For] this is he, of whom it is written: Behold I And he turned to the woman, and said to
send my messenger before thy face, to prepare Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered thy
thy way before thee. house, and thou gavest [me] no water for my
28
I say to you, that no prophet, among those feet; but she hath bathed my feet with her tears,
born of women, was greater than John the and wiped them with her hair.
45
Baptizer: and yet the little one in the kingdom of Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman,
God, is greater than he. since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my
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And all the people that heard him, justified feet.
46
God, as they had been baptized with John's Thou didst not anoint my head with perfume;
baptism. but she hath anointed my feet with perfumed
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But the Pharisees and Scribes rejected the ointment.
47
good pleasure of God, against themselves; as I therefore say to thee: Her many sins are
they were not baptized by him. forgiven her, for she loveth much. But he, to
31
To what, therefore, shall I compare this whom little is forgiven, loveth little.
48
generation? and to what are they like? And he said to the woman: Thy sins are
32
They are like children, that sit in the market- forgiven thee.
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place, and call to their fellows and say: We have And they that were reclining, began to say in
piped to you, and ye did not dance; we have themselves: Who is this, that even forgiveth
howled to you, and ye did not weep. sins?
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For John the Baptizer came, not eating And Jesus said to the woman: Thy faith hath
bread, and not drinking wine; and ye say: He given thee life. Go, in peace.
hath a demon.
34
The Son of man came, eating and drinking; 8:1 And after these things Jesus travelled about
and ye say: Behold, a gluttonous man, and a the cities and the villages, and proclaimed and
wine drinker, and one fond of publicans and announced the kingdom of God. And with him
sinners. were his twelve [disciples],
35 2
But wisdom is justified by all her children. and those women who were healed of
36
And one of the Pharisees came, and asked infirmities and of unclean spirits, Mary called
him to eat with him. And he entered the house of Magdalena, out of whom went seven demons,
3
the Pharisee, and reclined. and Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's
37
And there was a woman in the city, who was steward, and Susanna, and many others, who
a sinner; and when she learned that he reclined ministered to them of their property.
4
in the Pharisee's house, she took an alabaster And when a great multitude was assembled,
box of perfume, and people came to him from all the cities, he
38
and stood behind him, at his feet, and wept; said, in similitudes:
5
and she began to bathe his feet with her tears, A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he
and to wipe them with the hair of her head; and sowed, some fell by the side of the path, and
she kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the was trodden upon, and a bird devoured it.
6
perfume. And other fell upon a rock, and sprung up
39
And when the Pharisee that invited him, saw forthwith; but, as it lacked moisture, it dried up.
7
it, he thought within himself, and said: If this man And other fell among thorns, and the thorns
were a prophet, he would know who she is, and sprung up with it, and choked it.
8
what is her reputation; for the woman that And other fell on good and fair ground, and
toucheth him, is a sinner. sprung up, and bore fruits, a hundred for one.
40
And Jesus answered, and said to him: Simon, Having said these things, he cried: He that hath
I have something to say to thee. He said to him: ears to hear, let him hear.
9
Say it, Rabbi. Jesus said to him: And his disciples asked him: what meaneth
41
There were two debtors to a certain creditor; this similitude?
10
the one owed him five hundred denarii, and the And he said to them: To you it is given, to
other fifty denarii. know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but
42
And as they had not the means of pay, he to others, it is spoken in allegories; that, while
released them both. Which of them, therefore seeing, they may not see, and while hearing,
will love him most? may not understand.
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Simon replied, and said: I suppose he to But this is the similitude: The seed is the word
whom most was released. Jesus said to him: of God.
Thou hast judged correctly.
12
And those by the side of the path, are they demon for a long time; and he wore no clothing,
that hear the word, and the enemy cometh and and did not reside in a house, but among the
taketh the word out of their heart, that they may tombs.
28
not believe and live. And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, and
13
And those upon the rock, are they who, when fell down before him, and said, with a loud voice:
they hear, receive the word with joy: but they What have we to do with thee? Jesus, thou Son
have no root in them, and their faith is of the exalted God. I entreat of thee, torment me
temporary, and in time of temptation they are not.
29
stumbled. For Jesus had commanded the unclean spirit,
14
And that which fell among thorns, are those to come out of the man: for, of a long time he
who hear the word, but are choked by cares, had been held captive by him; and he had been
and by riches, and by worldly desires, and bear bound with chains, and held in fetters; but he
no fruits. had burst the bonds, and had been driven by the
15
And that on good ground, are those who, with demon into the desert.
30
a humble and good heart, hear the word, and And Jesus demanded of him: What is thy
retain it, and with patience bring forth fruits. name? And he said to him: Legion: because
16
No one lighteth a lamp, and covereth it with a many demons had entered into him.
31
vessel, or placeth it under a bed, but setteth it And they besought him, not to command
upon a light-stand, that all who come in, may them to depart into the abyss.
32
see the light of it. And there was a herd of many swine grazing
17
For there is nothing covered, that shall not be on the mountain. And they besought him, that he
uncovered; nor concealed, that shall not be would permit them to enter the swine. And he
known and become manifest. permitted them.
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Take heed how ye hear: for to him that hath, And the demons went out of the man, and
shall be given; and from him that hath not, shall entered the swine; and the whole herd ran to a
be taken even what he thinketh he hath. precipice, and plunged into the sea, and were
19
And his mother and his brothers came to him, strangled.
34
and they could not speak with him, because of And when the herdmen saw what had
the multitude. occurred, they fled, and told [it] in the cities and
20
And they say to him: Thy mother and thy the villages.
35
brothers stand without, and wish to see thee. And the men went out to see what was done.
21
And he answered and said: My mother and And they came to Jesus, and found the man, out
my brothers, are they who hear the word of God, of whom the demons had gone, now clothed,
and do it. and modest, and sitting at the feet of Jesus; and
22
And on a certain day Jesus embarked and they were awed.
36
sat in a ship, he and his disciples. And he said to And they that saw [it], related to them in what
them; Let us pass over to the other side of the manner the demoniac was cured.
37
sea. And the whole throng of the Gadarenes
23
And while they were rowing, Jesus fell requested him, that he would depart from them:
asleep. And there was a tempest of wind on the for great fear had seized them. And Jesus
sea; and the ship was near to sinking. embarked in a ship, and retired from among
24
And they came and awaked him, and said to them.
38
him: Our Rabbi, our Rabbi, we are perishing! And the man, from whom the demons had
And he arose, and rebuked the winds and the gone out, requested that he might remain with
agitations of the water; and they ceased, and him. But Jesus dismissed him, and said to him:
39
there was a calm. Return to thy home, and relate what God hath
25
And he said to them: Where is your faith? done for thee. And he went away, and
And they being in awe, wondered, and said one proclaimed through all the city what Jesus had
to another: Who is this, that commandeth even done for him.
40
the winds, and the waves, and the sea; and they And when Jesus returned, a great multitude
obey him? received him; for all were looking for him.
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And they rowed on, and came to the country And a man, whose name was Jairus, a chief
of the Gadarenes, which lieth over against of the synagogue, fell down at the feet of Jesus,
Galilee. and besought him to enter his house;
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And when he went out upon the land, there, for he had an only daughter, about twelve
met him a man of the city, in whom had been a years old, and she was near dying. And as
4
Jesus went with him, a great multitude pressed And into whatever house ye enter, there stay,
upon him. and thence depart.
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And a certain woman, whose blood had And against them that receive you not, when
flowed twelve years, and who had expended all ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of
her property among physicians, and could not your feet against them, for a testimony.
6
be cured by any one, And the Legates went forth, and travelled
44
came up behind him, and touched the border about the villages and cities, and preached and
of his garment; and immediately the flow of her healed everywhere.
7
blood stopped. And Herod the Tetrarch heard of all the things
45
And Jesus said: Who touched me? And when done by him, and he was disturbed; because
all denied, Simon Cephas and those with him some said, that John had arisen from the dead.
8
said to him: Our Rabbi, crowds press upon thee But others said, that Elijah hath appeared; and
and sayest thou, Who touched me? others, that a prophet from among the ancient
46
And he said: Some one touched me; for I prophets hath arisen.
9
perceive, that energy hath gone out from me. And Herod said: The head of John, I have cut
47
And the woman, when she saw that she had off; but who is this, of whom I hear these things?
not escaped his notice, came trembling, and fell And he was desirous to see him.
10
down and worshipped him. And in the presence And when the Legates returned, they
of all the people, she declared for what cause narrated, to Jesus all they had done. And he
she had touched him, and that she was instantly took them aside, to the desert part of Bethsaida.
11
healed. And when the multitude knew [it], they
48
And Jesus said to her: Take courage, my followed him: and he received them, and
daughter: Thy faith hath given thee life: Go in conversed with them respecting the kingdom of
peace. God: and such as had need of healing, he
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And while he was speaking, one came from healed.
12
the house of the chief of the synagogue, and And when the day began to decline, his
said to him: Thy daughter is dead; trouble not disciples came near, and said to him: Send
the teacher. away the multitude, that they may go to the
50
And Jesus heard [it], and said to the father of villages around us and to the towns, to lodge in
the maid: Fear not; believe only, and she will them, and to procure themselves food, for we
live. are in a desert place.
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And Jesus came to the house; and he Jesus said to then: Give ye them to eat. And
suffered none to go in with him, except Simon, they say: We have no more than five loaves and
and James, and John, and the father and two fishes; unless we go and buy food for all this
mother of the maid. people:
52 14
And all were weeping and wailing over her. for they were about five thousand men. Jesus
And Jesus said: Weep not; for she is not dead, said to them: Make them recline by companies,
but sleepeth fifty persons in a company.
53 15
And they derided him, knowing that she was And the disciples did so, and made them all
dead. recline.
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And he put every one out, and took her by the And Jesus took the five loaves and two
hand, and called, and said: Maid, arise. fishes, and looked towards heaven, and
55
And her spirit returned, and she instantly blessed, and brake, and gave to his disciples to
arose. And he directed them to give her food. set before the multitudes.
56 17
And her parents were astonished: and he And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they
charged them to tell no one what had occurred. took up the fragments of remains, twelve
baskets.
18
9:1 And Jesus called his twelve, and gave them And as he was praying in private with his
power and authority over all demons and disciples, he asked them, and said: Who, do the
diseases, to heal [them]. multitudes say of me, that I am?
2 19
And he sent them forth, to proclaim the They answer and say to him: John the
kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. Baptizer; others, Elijah and others, a prophet,
3
And he said to them: Take nothing for the one of the ancient prophets arisen.
20
journey, neither a staff, nor a wallet, nor bread, He said to them: But who, do ye say, that I
nor money; neither have two tunics. am? Simon answered, and said: The Messiah of
God.
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And he chided them, and charged them, that And a man from the throng cried out, and
they should say this to no one. said: Teacher, I beseech thee, turn thyself to
22
And he said to them: The Son of man is to me. Here is my only son:
39
suffer many things, and to be rejected by the and a spirit cometh upon him, and he
Elders and the chief priests and Scribes; and suddenly crieth out, and gnasheth his teeth, and
they will kill him; and on the third day, he will foameth; and he hardly leaveth him, when he
arise. hath crushed him.
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And he said before all the people: He that And I requested thy disciples to expel him;
would follow me, must deny himself, and take up and they could not.
41
his cross daily, and [so] come after me. And Jesus answered, and said: O the
24
For he that will preserve his life, shall lose it; unbelieving and perverse generation! How long
but he that shall lose his life, for my sake, will shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring
preserve it. hither thy son.
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For, what will a man be profited, if he gain the And while he was bringing him, the demon
whole world, and lose his life or be deprived [of threw him down, and convulsed him. And Jesus
it]? rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the lad,
26
And whoever shall be ashamed of me and of and delivered him to his father.
43
my words, of him will the Son of man be And they were all amazed at the majesty of
ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his God.---And while every one admired at all that
Father, with his holy angels. Jesus did, he said to his disciples:
27 44
I tell you the truth, that there are some Lay up these words in your minds: for the
standing here, who will not taste death, until they Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of
shall see the kingdom of God. men.
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And it was about eight days after these But they understood not that speech;
discourses, that Jesus took Simon and James because it was hidden from them, that they
and John, and went up a mountain to pray. should not know it: and they feared to ask him
29
And while he prayed, the aspect of his concerning that speech.
46
countenance was changed, and his garments And the thought arose among them, which of
became white and brilliant. them [was to be] the greatest.
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And lo, two men were talking with him: and And Jesus knew the thought of their heart:
they were Moses and Elijah, and he took a child, and placed him near to him;
31 48
who appeared in glory. And they were and said to them: Whoever receiveth a child
conversing on his departure, which was to be like this, in my name, receiveth me; and he that
consummated at Jerusalem. receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. For he
32
And Simon and those with him were that shall be least among you all, he will be the
oppressed with drowsiness; and being scarcely great one.
49
awake, they saw his glory, and those two men And John answered, and said: Our Rabbi, we
who stood near him. saw a man casting out demons in thy name; and
33
And when they began to retire from him, we forbad him, because he doth not, with us,
Simon said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is delightful for us follow thee.
50
to be here. And let us make here three booths, Jesus said to them: Forbid not: for, whoever
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for is not against you, is for you.
51
Elijah. But he knew not what he said. And when the days for his ascension were
34
And as he thus spoke, there was a cloud; and completed, so it was, that he set his face to go
it overshadowed them; and they were afraid, up to Jerusalem.
52
when they saw Moses and Elijah go up into the And he sent messengers before his face; and
cloud. they went, and entered a village of the
35
And there was a voice from the cloud, which Samaritans, to prepare [lodgings] for him.
53
said: This is my beloved Son; hear ye him. And they received him not, because he had
36
And when the voice had passed, Jesus was set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
54
found to be alone.---And they kept silence, and And when his disciples James and John saw
told no one in those days what they had seen. [it], they said to him: Our Lord, wilt thou that we
37
And the next day, as they came down from speak, and fire come down from heaven, and
the mountain, a great multitude met them. consume them, as also did Elijah?
55
And he turned and rebuked them, and said:
Ye know not of what spirit ye are.
56
For the Son of man hath not come to destroy been the mighty deeds, that were in you, they
souls; but to quicken [them]. And they went to would long ago have repented in sackcloth and
another village. ashes.
57 14
And as they went by the way, one said to But for Tyre and Sidon there will be comfort in
him: I will follow thee to whatever place thou the day of judgment, rather than for you.
15
goest, my Lord. And thou Capernaum, that art lifted up to
58
Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and heaven, shalt be brought down to hell.
16
the birds of heaven have coverts; but the Son of He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that
man hath not where he may lay his head. despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that
59
And he said to another: Come thou after me. despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.
17
And he said to him: My Lord, permit me first to And the seventy whom he sent forth, returned
go and bury my father. with great joy, and say to him: Our Lord, even
60
And Jesus said to him: Allow the dead to bury the demons were subject to us, in thy name.
18
their dead; and go thou and proclaim the And he said to them: I saw Satan fall, like the
kingdom of God. lightning from heaven.
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Another said to him: I will follow thee, my Behold, I give you authority to tread on
Lord; but allow me first to bid adieu to my serpents, and scorpions, and on all the power of
household, and I will come. the adversary: and nothing shall harm you.
62 20
Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to Yet rejoice not in this, that the demons are
the ox-plough, and looking backward, is fit for subject to you; but rejoice, that your names are
the kingdom of God. written in heaven.
21
In that hour Jesus exulted in the Holy Spirit,
10:1 And after these things, Jesus separated and said: I thank thee, my Father, thou Lord of
from among his disciples seventy other persons, heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these
and sent them, two and two, before his face, to things from the wise and intelligent, and hast
every place and city whither he was to go. revealed them to babes: yes, my Father, for
2
And he said to them: The harvest is great, and such was thy good pleasure.
22
the laborers few: pray ye, therefore, the lord of And he turned himself to his disciples, and
the harvest that he would send laborers into his said to them: Every thing is committed to me by
harvest. my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is,
3
Go ye: lo, I send you forth, as sheep among but the Father; or who the Father is, but the Son,
wolves. and he to whom the Son is pleased to reveal
4
Take to you no purses, nor wallets, nor shoes; [him].
23
and salute no man by the way. And he turned to his disciples, privately, and
5
And into whatever house ye enter, first say: said: Blessed are the eyes that see, what ye
Peace be to this house. see.
6 24
And if the son of peace is there, your For I say to you, that many prophets and
salutation will rest upon it; but if not, your kings desired to see what ye see, and did not
salutation will return to you. see [it]; and to hear what ye hear, and did not
7
And remain in that house, eating and drinking hear [it].
25
of what it affords; for the laborer is worthy of his And behold, a Scribe stood up to try him, and
hire. And pass not from house to house. said: Teacher, what must I do, to inherit eternal
8
And into whatever city ye enter, and they life?
26
receive you; eat that which set before you. And Jesus said to him: How is it written in the
9
And heal them that are sick in it; and say to law? How readest thou?
27
them: The kingdom of God hath come near you. He answered and said to him: Thou shalt love
10
And into whatever city ye enter, and they the LORD thy God, with all thy heart, and with all
receive you not; go out into the street, and say: thy soul, and with all thy might, and with all thy
11
Even the dust of your city which adhereth to mind; and thy neighbor, as thyself.
28
our feet, we shake off against you: but this know Jesus said to him: Thou hast said correctly;
ye, that the kingdom of God hath come near to do thus, and thou wilt live.
29
you. And he, being disposed to justify himself,
12
I say to you, that for Sodom there will be said: And who is my neighbor?
30
comfort in that day, rather than for that city. Jesus said to him: A certain man was going
13
Woe to thee, Chorazin; woe to thee, down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and robbers
Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon there had fell upon him, and plundered him, and smote
7
him, and left him with little life in him, and went And his friend within shall answer, and say to
their way. him: Do not disturb me, for lo, the door is closed,
31
And a certain priest went down by that way; and my children with me in bed; I cannot rise
and he saw him, and passed on. and give thee.
32 8
So also a Levite came, approached the spot, I say to you: If he give him not, on account of
and saw him, and passed on. friendship, yet on account of [his] importunity, he
33
But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where will arise and give [him] as much as he asketh.
9
he was, and saw him, and took pity on him, I say also to you: Ask, and it will be given you;
34
and went to him, and bound up his wounds, seek, and ye will find; knock, and it will be
and poured wine and oil on them, and placed opened to you.
10
him upon his ass, and brought him to the inn, For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he
and took care of him. that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it
35
And on the morning of the [next] day, he took is opened.
11
out two denarii and gave to the host, and said: For which of you being a father, if his son
Take good care of him; and if thou expendest shall ask him for bread, will he reach to him a
any more, when I return, I will repay thee. stone? Or, if he ask of him a fish, will he, instead
36
Which therefore of these three, appears to of a fish, reach to him a serpent?
12
thee, to have been neighbor to him that fell into Or, if he ask of him an egg, will he reach to
the hands of marauders? him a scorpion?
37 13
And he said: He that had pity on him. Jesus And if ye, who are evil, know how to give
said to him: Go, and do thou also the like. good gifts to your children, how much more will
38
And it occurred, as they travelled by the way, your Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to
that he entered a certain village, and a woman them that ask him?
14
whose name was Martha, received him at her And as he was casting out a demon that was
house. dumb, it occurred, that when the demon had
39
And she had a sister whose name, was Mary: gone out, the dumb [man] conversed: and the
and she came and seated herself at the feet of multitudes admired.
15
our Lord, and listened to his discourses. But some of them said: It is by Beelzebub,
40
But Martha was occupied with much service; the prince of demons, that he casteth out
and she came, and said to him: My Lord, hast demons.
16
thou no concern, that my sister hath left me to And others, to tempt him, asked of him a sign
serve alone? Bid her assist me. from heaven.
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Jesus answered, and said to her: Martha, But Jesus, as he knew their thoughts, said to
Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about them: Every kingdom that is divided against
many things: itself, will become a desolation: and a house that
42
yet but one thing is necessary; and Mary hath is divided against itself, will fall.
18
chosen for herself the good part, which shall not And if Satan be divided against himself, how
be taken from her. will his kingdom stand? since ye say, that I by
Beelzebub cast out demons.
19
11:1 And as he was praying in a certain place, it And if I, by Beelzebub, cast out demons, by
occurred, that when he ceased, one of his whom do your sons cast [them] out? Therefore
disciples said to him: Our Lord, teach us to pray, will they be to you judges.
20
as John also taught his disciples. But if I, by the finger of God, cast out
2
Jesus said to them: When ye pray, thus speak demons, the kingdom of God hath come near to
ye: Our Father who art in heaven, hallow be thy you.
21
name; thy kingdom come; thy pleasure be done, When a strong man armed keepeth his
as in heaven, so on earth; doorway, his property rests securely.
3 22
give us daily the bread we need; But if a stronger than he come and overpower
4
and remit to us our sins, for we also remit to all him, he taketh away all his arms on which he
that are indebted to us; and bring us not into relied, and divideth the spoil of him.
23
trials, but deliver us from evil. He that is not for me, is against me; and he
5
And he said to them: Which of you shall have that gathereth not with me, actually scattereth.
24
a friend, that shall come to him at midnight and An unclean spirit, when he goeth out of a
say to him, My friend, lend me three cakes; man, goeth wandering in places where no water
6
for a friend hath come to me from a journey, is, in order to find rest; and, as he cannot find [it]
and I have nothing to set before him?
42
he saith: I will return to my habitation, from But woe to you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint
which I came. and rue, and every pot-herb; but pass over
25
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept justice and the love of God. Now ye ought to do
clean and set in order. these things, and not to omit those.
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Then he goeth and taketh seven other spirits, Woe to you, Pharisees! who love the chief
worse than himself, and they enter in and dwell seats in the synagogues, and a salutation in the
there; and the last state of that man is worse streets.
44
than the first. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees,
27
And while he was saying these things, a hypocrites! for ye are like graves that are
certain woman from the crowd, lifted up her unknown, and men walk over them and do not
voice, and said to him: Blessed is the womb that know [it].
45
carried thee, and the breasts that nursed thee. And one of the Scribes replied, and said to
28
He said to her: Blessed are they who hear the him: Teacher, while saying these things, thou
word of God, and keep it. reproachest us also.
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And when multitudes were assembled, he And he said: Woe to you also! ye Scribes,
began to say: This evil generation seeketh a who lade men with heavy burdens; yet ye
sign; and no sign will be given it, but the sign of yourselves will not touch those burdens with one
Jonah the prophet. of your fingers.
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For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so Woe to you! who build the sepulchres of the
also will the Son of man be a sign to this prophets, whom your fathers slew.
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generation. Thus ye testify, that ye acquiesce in the
31
The queen of the south will stand up in the deeds of your fathers; for they slew them, and
judgment with the men of this generation, and ye build their sepulchres.
49
will condemn them; for she came from the other Therefore hath wisdom said: Lo, I will send to
side of the earth, to hear the wisdom of them prophets and legates; and some of them
Solomon, and lo, one superior to Solomon is they will persecute and slay;
50
here. that from this generation may be required, the
32
The men of Nineveh will stand up in the blood of all the prophets, which hath been shed
judgment with this generation, and will condemn since the world was created;
51
it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, from the blood of Abel, to the blood of
and lo, one superior to Jonah is here. Zachariah who was slain between the temple
33
No one lighteth a lamp, and putteth it in a and the altar. Yea, say I to you: It will be
secret place, or under a bushel, but upon a light- required of this generation.
52
stand; that they who come in, may see its light. Woe to you, Scribes; for ye have taken away
34
The lamp of thy body is thy eye. Therefore, the keys of knowledge: ye yourselves enter not,
when thy eye is sound, thy whole body will be and them that are entering ye hinder.
53
enlightened; but if it be bad, thy body also will be And when he had said these things to them,
dark. the Scribes and Pharisees began to be
35
See to it, therefore, lest the light that is in offended, and became angry, and carped at his
thee, be darkness. discourses,
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For if thy whole body be enlightened, and no and practised many wiles upon him, seeking
part in it be dark, the whole will be luminous, as to catch some thing from his lips, that they might
if a lamp enlightened thee by its radiance. accuse him.
37
And while he was speaking, a certain
Pharisee requested him to dine with him: and he 12:1 And when great multitudes were
went in, and reclined. assembled by myriads, so that they trod one
38
And the Pharisee noticing him, wondered that upon another, Jesus began to say to his
he did not previously baptize before dinner. disciples: First of all, beware for yourselves of
39
And Jesus said to him: Now ye Pharisees that leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2
make clean the exterior of the cup and the dish; For there is nothing hidden, which will not be
but your interior is full of extortion and revealed; nor concealed, that will not be known.
3
wickedness. For whatever ye speak in the dark, will be
40
Ye deficient in understanding! did not he who heard in the light; and what in secret chambers,
made the exterior, make also the interior? ye whisper in the ear, will be proclaimed on the
41
But, give ye alms from what ye possess; and house-tops.
lo, every thing will be clean to you.
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And to you, my friends, I say: Be not afraid of For the life is more important than food, and
them that kill the body, and afterwards have the body than raiment.
24
nothing more they can do. Consider the ravens, which sow not, nor
5
But I will show you, of whom to be afraid: of reap, nor have cellars and storehouses; yet God
him who, after he hath killed, hath authority to provideth them food. How much more important
cast into hell. Yea, say I to you: be afraid of him. now are ye, than the birds!
6 25
Are not five sparrows sold for two assarii? and And which of you, by taking pains, can add
not one of them is forgotten before God. one cubit to his stature?
7 26
And as for you, the very hairs of your head are And if ye are impotent for that which is least,
all numbered. Fear not, therefore; for ye are why are ye anxious about the rest?
27
superior to many sparrows. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they toil
8
And I say to you, that every one that shall not, nor do they spin. Yet I say to you, that not
confess me before men, the Son of man will also even Solomon in all his glory, was clothed like
confess him before the angels of God. one of these.
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But he that shall deny me before men, shall And if God so clothe the herb, which to-day
himself be denied before the angels of God. exists in the field, and to-morrow falls into the
10
And every one that shall speak a word oven, how much more you, ye little in faith?
29
against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: And inquire not, what ye shall eat, or what ye
but he that shall reproach the Holy Spirit, it will shall drink; nor let your mind wander upon these
not be forgiven him. things.
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And when they shall bring you into the For all these things the people of the world
synagogues, before chiefs and men in authority, seek after; and your father knoweth that, for you
be not anxious how ye shall make defence, or also, these things are needful.
31
what ye shall say; But seek ye the kingdom of God, and all
12
for the Holy Spirit will, in that hour, instruct these things will be added to you.
32
you what to say. Fear not, little flock; for your Father is
13
And one of the assembly said to him: disposed to give you the kingdom.
33
Teacher, tell my brother, to divide the Sell your property, and give alms: make for
inheritance with me. yourselves bags that do not become old, and a
14
But Jesus said to him: Man, who established treasure that is not transient, in the heavens;
me a judge and distributor over you? where no thief approacheth, and no moth eateth.
15 34
And he said to his disciples: Beware of all For where your treasure is, there also will
avarice, for life consisteth not in abundance of your heart be.
35
riches. Let your loins be girded, and your lamps
16
And he spoke to them a similitude: The land burning.
36
of a certain rich man brought forth produce in And be ye like persons who are waiting for
abundance. their lord, when he shall return from the house of
17
And he considered with himself, and said: feasting, that, when he shall come and knock,
What shall I do; for I have not where I can store they may open to him immediately.
37
up my produce? Happy are those servants, whom their lord,
18
And he said : This will I do; I will pull down my when he cometh, shall find so doing. Verily I say
storehouses, and build them larger; and there to you: He will gird his loins, and make them
will I store up all my corn and my good things: recline, and will pass around and serve them.
19 38
and I will say to my soul: My soul, thou hast And if in the second watch, or in the third, he
good things in abundance, which are stored up shall come and so find [them], happy are those
for many years; take thy ease; eat, drink, and servants.
39
live in pleasure. And this know ye, that if the lord of the house
20
But God said to him: Thou void of reason! had known at what watch the thief would come,
This night, thy soul will be required of thee; and he would have been awake and would not have
to whom will belong these things provided by suffered his house to be broken into.
40
thee? Therefore be ye also ready; for at an hour
21
Such is he that layeth up treasures for that ye think not, the Son of man cometh.
41
himself, and is not rich in God. Simon Cephas saith to him: Our Lord,
22
And he said to his disciples: Therefore I tell speakest thou this similitude to us, or also to all
you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall men?
eat; nor for your body, what ye shall put on.
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Jesus said to him: Who then is that faithful For verily I say to thee: Thou wilt not come
and wise steward, whom his lord will place over out thence, until thou pay the last mite.
all his domestics, to give them their portion in
due time? 13:1 And at that time, some came and told him
43
Happy is that servant whom his lord, when he of those Galileans, whose blood Pilate had
cometh, shall find so doing. mingled with their sacrifices.
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Verily I say to you: He will place him over all And Jesus replied, and said to them: Suppose
his possessions. ye, that these Galileans were sinners beyond all
45
But if that servant shall say in his heart, My the Galileans, because this occurred to them?
3
lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to No. And I say to you, That all of you also,
smite the servants and the maidens of his lord; unless ye repent, will likewise perish.
4
and shall begin to eat and to drink and be drunk; Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in
46
the lord of that servant will come in a day he Siloam fell, and slew them, suppose ye, that
thinketh not, and in an hour he knoweth not, and they were sinners beyond all the men inhabiting
will cut him in two; and will assign him his Jerusalem?
5
portion with them that are unfaithful. No. And I say to you, That except ye repent,
47
And the servant that knew his lord's pleasure, ye like them will all of you perish.
6
and did not prepare for him according to his And he spoke this similitude: A man had a fig-
pleasure, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. tree that was planted in his vineyard: and he
48
But he that knew not, yet did that which came, seeking fruits upon it, and found none.
7
deserved stripes, shall be beaten with few And he said to the cultivator: Lo, these three
stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, from years, I have come seeking fruits on this fig-tree,
him will much be required; and to whom much is and I find none. Cut it down: why should it
committed, the more will be required at his hand. cumber the ground?
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I have come to cast fire on the earth; and I The cultivator said to him: My Lord, spare it
would, that it already burned. this year also, until I shall work about it, and
50
And I have a baptism to be baptized with; and manure it.
9
I am much pressed until it be accomplished. And if it bear fruits, [well;] and if not, thou wilt
51
Suppose ye, that I have come to produce cut it down: why should it live?
10
tranquillity on the earth? I tell you, No: but And when Jesus was teaching in one of the
division. synagogues, on the sabbath,
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For from this time, there will be five [persons] a woman was there who had had a spirit of
in one house, who will be divided, three against infirmity eighteen years; and she was bent over,
two, and two against three. and could not straighten herself at all.
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For a father will be divided against his son, And Jesus saw her, and called her, and said
and a son against his father; a mother against to her: Woman, thou art released from thy
her daughter, and a daughter against her infirmity.
13
mother; a mother-in-law against her daughter-in- And he put his hand upon her; and
law, and a daughter-in-law against her mother- immediately she straightened her self up, and
in-law. glorified God.
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And he said to the multitudes: When you see And the chief of the synagogue, being angry
a cloud rising out of the west, ye at once say: that Jesus had healed on the sabbath,
Rain is coming; and it is so. answered, and said to the multitude: There are
55
And when a south wind bloweth, ye say: It will six days, on which it is lawful to work; on them
be hot: and it is so. come ye, and be healed, and not on the sabbath
56
Ye hypocrites, ye know how to distinguish the day.
15
aspect of the heavens and the earth; and why But Jesus replied, and said to him: Thou
can ye not distinguish the present time? hypocrite! Doth not every one of you, on the
57
And why do ye not, of yourselves, judge sabbath, loose his ox or his ass from the stall,
correctly? and lead him to water?
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And when thou goest with thy adversary to And this woman, a daughter of Abraham,
the ruler, while on the way, make effort to be whom the Calumniator hath bound, lo, these
released by him; lest he bring thee to the judge eighteen years, ought she not to be loosed from
and the judge deliver thee to the exactor, and this bond on the sabbath day?
17
the exactor cast thee into prison. And when he had said these things, all those
that stood up against him were ashamed: and all
the people rejoiced in all the miracles that were children, as a hen that gathereth her young
wrought by his hand. under her wings, and ye would not?
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And Jesus said: To what is the kingdom of Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
God like? and with what shall I compare it? For I say to you: Ye will not see me, until ye will
19
It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of
and cast into his garden; and it grew, and the LORD.
became a large tree; and a bird of heaven made
her nest in its branches. 14:1 And it occurred, that, as he entered the
20
Jesus said again: With what shall I compare house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread,
the kingdom of God? on the sabbath day, they watched him.
21 2
It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid And lo, a dropsical man was before him.
3
in three seahs of meal, until the whole was And Jesus answered, and said to the Scribes
fermented. and Pharisees: Is it lawful to heal on the
22
And he travelled through the villages and sabbath?
4
cities, teaching and going towards Jerusalem. And they were silent. And he took him, and
23
And a person asked him, whether they were healed him, and dismissed him.
5
few who would have life? And he said to them: Which of you, if his son
24
And Jesus said to them: Strive to enter the or his ox fall into a pit on the sabbath day, doth
narrow gate: for I say to you, many will seek to not immediately lift and draw him out?
6
enter, and will not be able. And they could give him no answer to that.
25 7
From the time that the lord of the house shall And he spoke a similitude to the guests that
rise and close the door, then ye will stand were present, as he noticed how they chose
without, and knock at the door; and ye will begin places on the highest couches.
8
to say: Our Lord, our Lord, open to us and he When thou art invited by any one to a house of
will answer, and say: I tell you, I know you not, feasting, go not and recline on the highest
whence ye are. couch; lest there should be invited there, one
26
And ye will begin to say: We have eaten and more honorable than thou;
9
drunken before thee; and thou hast taught in our and he that invited both him and thee come
streets. and say to thee, Give place to this man; and
27
And he will say to you: I know you not, thou be ashamed, when thou risest, and takest a
whence ye are: depart from me, ye doers of lower couch.
10
falsehood. But when thou art invited, go and recline on
28
There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, the lowest [couch]; that when he who invited
when ye will see Abraham, and Isaac, and thee come, he may say to thee: My friend, come
Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of up higher and recline. And thou wilt have honor,
God; and yourselves will be thrust out. before all that recline with thee.
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And they will come from the east and from For, every one that exalteth himself, will be
the west, and from the south and from the north, humbled: and every one that humbleth himself,
and will recline in the kingdom of God. will be exalted.
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And lo, there are last that will be first, and And he said to him that invited him: When
there are first that will be last. thou makest a dinner or a supper, invite not thy
31
On the same day came some of the friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy relatives, nor
Pharisees, and said to him: Go, depart hence; thy rich neighbors; lest they also invite thee, and
for Herod purposeth to kill thee. thou have this recompense.
32 13
Jesus said to them: Go ye and tell that fox, But when thou makest a feast, invite the poor,
Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures, the maimed, the lame, the blind.
14
to-day and to-morrow, and on the third day I And thou wilt be blessed. For they cannot
shall be consummated. recompense thee; but thy recompense will be at
33
But I must labor to-day and to-morrow, and the resurrection of the just.
15
on the following day I will go; because it cannot And when one of those reclining heard these
be, that a prophet should perish away from things, he said to him: Blessed is he that shall
Jerusalem. eat bread in the kingdom of God.
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O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the Jesus said to him: A certain man made a
prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee; great supper, and invited many.
how many times would I have gathered thy
17
And at the time for supper, he sent his 15:1 And publicans and sinners came to him, to
servant to say to those invited: Lo, every thing is hear him.
2
ready for you; come. And the Scribes and Pharisees murmured,
18
And they all to a man, began to excuse and said: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth
themselves. The first said to him: I have bought with them.
3
a field, and am constrained to go out and see it. And Jesus spoke to them this similitude:
4
I pray thee, allow me to be excused. What man among you, that hath a hundred
19
Another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the
and I go to inspect them. I pray thee, allow me to ninety and nine in the desert, and go and seek
be excused. for that which is lost, until he find it?
20 5
Another said: I have married a wife, and on And when he findeth it, he rejoiceth, and
this account I cannot come. taketh it upon his shoulders;
21 6
And the servant came, and told his lord these and he cometh home, and he calleth together
things. Then the lord of the house was angry: his friends and neighbors, and saith to them:
and he said to his servant, Go out quickly into Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep that
the market-places and streets of the city, and was lost.
7
bring in hither the poor, and the diseased, and I say to you, that there will thus be joy in
the lame, and the blind. heaven, over one sinner that repenteth, more
22
And the servant said: My lord, it is done as than over ninety and nine just ones, to whom
thou commandedst; and still there is room. repentance was not necessary.
23 8
And the lord said to his servant: Go out to the Or what woman is there, who, if she have ten
by-paths, and among the hedges, and constrain drachmas, and lose one of them, doth not light a
them to come in; that my house may be filled. lamp, and sweep the house, and search for it
24
For I declare to you, that not one of those carefully, until she find it?
9
men that were invited, shall taste of my supper. And when she hath found it, she calleth
25
And when great multitudes were travelling together her friends and neighbors, and saith to
with him, he turned himself, and said to them: them: Rejoice with me, for I have found my
26
He that cometh to me, and hateth not his drachma that was lost.
10
father and his mother, and his brothers and his I say to you, That there will thus be joy,
sisters, and his wife and his children, and his before the angels of God, over one sinner that
own life also, cannot become a disciple to me. repenteth.
27 11
And he that doth not take up his cross and And Jesus said to them again: A certain man
come after me, cannot become a disciple to me. had two sons.
28 12
For, which of you, wishing to build a tower, And his younger son said to him: My father,
doth not first sit down and compute the expense, give me the portion that falleth to me from thy
whether he have the means to complete it? house. And he divided to them his property.
29 13
lest, when he hath laid the foundation, and is And after a few days, the younger son
unable to finish, all that see it begin to deride collected together all that fell to him, and went to
him; a distant place and there squandered his
30
and say: This man began to build, and was property, by living in dissipation.
14
unable to finish. And when he had consumed all that he had,
31
Or what king, that is going to contend in battle there occurred a great famine in that place; and
with his neighbor king, doth not first consider, he began to be in want.
15
whether he is able, with ten thousand, to meet And he went and connected himself with one
him that is coming against him with twenty of the citizens of that place: and he sent him into
thousand? the field to tend swine.
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and if not; while he is yet far from him, he And he longed to fill his belly with those pods
sendeth envoys, and sueth for peace. which the swine ate: and no one gave to him.
33 17
So every one of you who doth not give up all And when he came to himself, he said: How
his possessions, cannot be my disciple. many hired servants are now at my father's
34
Salt is a good thing: but if the salt itself hath house, who have bread enough, and I am here
become insipid, wherewith shall it be salted? perishing with hunger.
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It is fit for neither the earth, nor the dunghill. I will arise and go to my father, and say to
They cast it away.---He that hath ears to hear, him: My father, I have sinned against heaven,
let him hear. and before thee;
19 5
and am no longer worthy to be called thy son. And he called each one of his lord's debtors;
Make me like one of thy hired servants. and he said to the first, How much owest thou to
20
And he arose and went towards his father. my lord?
6
And he was yet at a distance, when his father And he said to him, One hundred measures of
saw him; and he pitied him, and ran, and fell oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill, and sit
upon his neck and kissed him. down quickly, and write Fifty measures.
21 7
And his son said to him: My father, I have And he said to another: And how much owest
sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am thou to my lord? And he said to him, One
not worthy to be called thy son. hundred cors of wheat. And he said to him: Take
22
But his father said to his servants: Bring forth thy bill, and sit down, and write Eighty cors.
8
the best robe, and clothe him, and put a ring on And our Lord praised the unrighteous steward,
his hand, and supply him with shoes. for having acted sagaciously: for the children of
23
And bring forth and slay the fatted bullock; this world are more sagacious than the children
and let us eat, and be merry. of light, in this their generation.
24 9
For, this my son was dead, and is alive; he And I also say to you: Make to yourselves
was lost and is found. And they began to be friends, with this unrighteous mammon; so that
merry. when it is finished, they may receive you to their
25
But his elder son was in the field; and as he everlasting tabernacles.
10
came and drew near to the house, he heard the He that is faithful in the little, is also faithful in
sound of the singing of many. the much; and he that is unjust in the little, is
26
And he called to one of the boys, and asked also unjust in the much.
11
him what it meant. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the
27
And he said to him: Thy brother hath come; unrighteous mammon, who will intrust to you the
and thy father hath killed the fatted bullock, reality?
12
because he hath received him in health. And if ye have not been found faithful in that
28
And he was angry, and would not go in: and which is not yours, who will give to you that
his father went out and entreated him. which is yours?
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And he said to his father: Lo, these many There is no servant, who can serve two lords.
years have I labored in thy service, and never For, either he will hate the one and love the
transgressed thy command; and thou never other, or he will honor the one and despise the
gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14
my friends. And the Pharisees, when they heard all these
30
But for this thy son, when he had dissipated things, because they loved money, derided him.
15
thy property with harlots, and came [home], thou And Jesus said to them: Ye are such as
hast slain the fatted bullock for him. justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth
31
His father said to him: My son, thou hast your heart: for that which is exalted among men,
been ever with me, and all that I have, is thine. is abominable before God.
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But it was proper for us to be merry, and to The law and the prophets were until John:
rejoice; because this thy brother was dead, and since then, the kingdom of God is proclaimed,
is alive; he was lost, and is found. and every one presseth it to enter in.
17
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass
16:1 And he spoke a parable to his disciples. away, than for one letter to pass from the law.
18
There was a certain rich man, who had a Whoever putteth away his wife, and taketh
steward; and accusations were brought to him of another, committeth adultery; and whoever
him, that he squandered his property. taketh her that is put away, committeth adultery.
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And his lord called him, and said to him: What And there was a certain rich man, who was
is this that I hear of thee? Render to me an clothed in fine linen and scarlet, and passed
account of thy stewardship; for thou canst no every day in splendid luxury.
20
longer be my steward. And there was a certain poor man, whose
3
And the steward said with himself: What shall I name was Lazarus; and he was laid at the gate
do, since my lord is about to take from me the of the rich man, smitten with ulcers.
21
stewardship? To dig, I am unable; and to And he desired to fill his belly with the
become a beggar, I am ashamed. fragments that fell from the rich man's table: and
4
I know what to do, that, when I am put out of the dogs also came and licked his ulcers.
the stewardship, they may receive me to their
houses.
22
And so it was, that the poor man died; and he cometh from the field, Pass on at once, and
angels transported him to Abraham's bosom. recline for supper?
8
The rich man also died, and was buried. But he will say to him: Prepare for me what I
23
And being tormented in hell, he raised his may sup upon, and gird thy loins and serve me,
eyes from afar off, and saw Abraham, and until I have eaten and drunken; and afterwards
Lazarus in his bosom. thou shalt eat and drink.
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And he called with a loud voice, and said: Hath he thanks for him, because the servant
Abraham, my father, have pity on me; and send did what was commanded him? I think not.
10
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in So also ye, when ye have done all the things
water, and moisten my tongue; for, lo, I am commanded you, say: We are unprofitable
tormented in this flame. servants, for we have done only what we were
25
And Abraham said to him: My son, obligated to do.
11
remember, that thou receivedst thy good things And it occurred as Jesus advanced towards
in thy lifetime, and Lazarus his evil things: and Jerusalem, that he passed among the
now, behold he is here at rest, and thou art Samaritans into Galilee.
12
tormented. And when he drew near to enter a certain
26
And with all these, there is a great barrier village, there met him ten leprous men; and they
between us and you; so that they who would stood at a distance,
13
pass from here to you, cannot; neither [can they] and raised their voice, and said: Our Rabbi,
pass from there to us Jesus, have compassion upon us.
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He said to him: I pray thee, therefore, my And when he had looked upon them, he said
father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's to them: Go, show yourselves to the priests. And
house; as they were going, they were cleansed.
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for I have five brothers; that he may go and And one of them, when he saw that he was
protest to them; lest they also come to this place cleansed, returned, and with a loud voice,
of torment. glorified God.
29 16
Abraham said to him: They have Moses and And he fell on his face, at the feet of Jesus,
the prophets, let them hear them. and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.
30 17
But he said to him: No, my father Abraham: And Jesus answered, and said: Were they
but if one shall go to them from the dead, they not ten who were cleansed? Where are the
will repent. nine?
31 18
Abraham said to him: If they hear not Moses Have they so gone as not to come and give
and the prophets, they will not believe, though glory to God; except this one, who is of another
one should rise from the dead. nation?
19
And he said to him; Arise, and go: thy faith
17:1 And Jesus said to his disciples: It cannot hath given thee life.
20
be, but that offences will come: but woe to him, And as [some] of the Pharisees asked him,
by whom they come. When the kingdom of God would come; he
2
Better for him were it, if a millstone were answered, and said to them: The kingdom of
suspended to his neck, and he cast into the sea, God will not come with observables.
21
than that he should cause one of these little And they will not say: Behold, here it is! or,
ones to stumble. Behold, it is there! For lo, the kingdom of God is
3
Take heed to yourselves.---If thy brother within you
22
transgress, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive And he said to his disciples: The days will
him. come, when ye will long to see one of the days
4
And if he shall offend against thee seven times of the Son of man, and ye will not see [them].
23
in a day, and, seven times in a day, shall turn And if they shall say to you: Lo, here he is! or,
himself to thee, and say, I repent; forgive him. Lo, there he is! go not forth.
5 24
And the Legates said to our Lord: Increase our For, as the lightning darteth from the
faith. heavens, and illuminateth all beneath the
6
He said to them: If ye had faith like a grain of heavens; so will the Son of man be, in his day.
25
mustard seed, ye might say to this mulberry- But, previously, he is to suffer many things,
tree, Be thou torn up by the roots, and be thou and to be rejected by this generation.
26
planted in the sea; and it would obey you. And as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be
7
Which of you, having a servant driving a yoke in the days of the Son of man.
of oxen, or tending sheep, will say to him when
27 11
They ate and drank, they took wives and And the Pharisee stood by himself, and
were given to husbands, until the day that Noah prayed thus: God, I thank thee that I have not
entered the ark; and the flood came, and been like the rest of men, rapacious, oppressive,
destroyed every one. and adulterous; nor like this publican.
28 12
And again, as it was in the days of Lot; they But I fast twice in a week, and tithe all I
ate and drank, bought and sold, planted and possess.
13
built. And the publican stood afar off, and would
29
But in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, the not even lift his eyes to heaven, but smote upon
LORD rained fire and sulphur from heaven, and his breast, and said: God, be merciful to me, a
destroyed them all. sinner.
30 14
Thus will it be, in the day when the Son of I say to you, that this [man] went down to his
man shall be revealed. house justified, rather than the Pharisee. For
31
In that day, let him that is on the house-top, every one that exalteth himself, will be humbled;
and his goods in the house, not come down to and every one that humbleth himself, will be
take them: and let him that is in the field, not exalted.
15
return [after what is] behind him. And they brought to him infants, that he might
32
Remember Lot's wife. touch them: and his disciples saw them, and
33
He that desireth to preserve his life, will lose rebuked them.
16
it; and he that will lose his life, shall preserve it. But Jesus called them, and said to them:
34
I tell you, that, in that night, two will be in one Suffer little children to come to me, and forbid
bed; one will be taken, and the other left. them not; for of those that are like them, of such
35
And two females will be grinding together; is the kingdom of heaven.
17
one will be taken, and the other left. Verily I say to you, That he who shall not
36
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken, receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, will
and the other left. not enter it.
37 18
They answered, and said to him: Whither, our And one of the chiefs asked him, and said to
Lord? He said to them: Where the body is, there him: Good Teacher, what shall I do, that I may
will the eagles assemble themselves. inherit eternal life?
19
Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me,
18:1 And he spoke to them a similitude also, good? For, there is none good, except one; God.
20
that men should pray at all times, and not Thou knowest the commandments: Thou
become weary. shalt not kill; and thou shalt not commit adultery;
2
There was a judge in a certain city, who feared and thou shalt not steal; and thou shalt not
not God, and regarded not men. testify a false testimony; honor thy father and thy
3
And there was a certain widow in that city; and mother.
21
she came to him, and said: Vindicate me against He said to him: All these have I kept, from my
my adversary. childhood.
4 22
And he would not, for a long time: but And when Jesus heard these [words], he said
afterwards, he said to himself: Though I fear not to him: One thing is lacking to thee: go, sell all
God, and regard not men, that thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou
5
yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will wilt have a treasure in heaven; and come after
vindicate her; that she may not be always me.
23
coming and troubling me. And he, when he heard these [words], was
6
And our Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge dejected; for he was very rich.
24
saith. And when Jesus saw that he was dejected,
7
And will not God, much more, vindicate his he said: How difficult [it is], for those that have
chosen, who call upon him by day and by night; wealth to enter into the kingdom of God!
25
and have patience with them? It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a
8
I tell you, He will vindicate them speedily. Yet needle, than a rich man the kingdom of God.
26
the Son of man will come; and will he find faith They who heard [it], said to him: Who then
on the earth? can have life?
9 27
And he spake this similitude, against certain And Jesus said: Those things which, with
persons, who had confidence in themselves that men, cannot be, with God, can be.
28
they were righteous, and despised every one. Simon Cephas said to him: Lo, we have left
10
Two men went up to the temple to pray; the every thing, and come after thee.
one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
29 6
Jesus said to him: Verily I say to you: There And he hastened, and came down, and
is no man, who hath left houses, or parents, or received him with gladness.
7
brothers, or wife, or children, for the sake of the And when they all saw [it], they murmured,
kingdom of God, and said: He hath gone in to be guest with a
30
that shall not receive manifold in the present man that is a sinner.
8
time, and, in the coming world, eternal life. And Zaccheus stood up, and said to Jesus:
31
And Jesus took his twelve, and said to them: Behold, my Lord, the half of my riches I give to
Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and all the poor; and to every man, whom I have
the things written in the prophets, concerning the wronged in any thing, I restore fourfold.
9
Son of man, will be fulfilled. Jesus said to him: This day, life is to this
32
For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles; house; for he also is a son of Abraham.
10
and they will mock him, and spit in his face; For the Son of man came, to seek and to
33
and will scourge him, and will treat him with vivify that which was lost.
11
ignominy, and will kill him; and, the third day, he And when they heard these things, he
will arise. proceeded to utter a similitude; because he was
34
But not one of these things, did they near to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the
understand; but this subject was hidden from kingdom of God was to be soon developed.
12
them, and they knew not the things told to them. And he said: A certain man of high birth was
35
And as they came near to Jericho, a blind going to a distant place, to obtain royalty, and
man was sitting by the side of the way, begging. return again.
36 13
And he heard the noise of the multitude that And he called his ten servants, and gave
passed, and inquired what it was. them ten pounds: and he said to them, Traffic
37
They say to him: Jesus the Nazarean is until I come.
14
passing by. But the inhabitants of his city hated him; and
38
And he called out, and said: Jesus, Son of they sent envoys after him, saying: We wish this
David, have mercy on me. man not to reign over us.
39 15
And they that went before Jesus rebuked And when he had obtained the royalty, and
him, that he might be silent. But he cried out the had returned, he commanded those servants to
more, Son of David, have mercy on me. be called, to whom he had committed his
40
And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be money; that he might know what each of them
called to him. And when he came to him, he had gained by trading.
16
asked him, And the first came, and said: My Lord, thy
41
and said to him: What wilt thou, that I do for pound hath gained ten pounds.
17
thee? And he said: My Lord, that I may see. He said to him: Well done, good servant! As
42
And Jesus said to him: See thou; thy faith thou hast been faithful over a little, thou shalt
hath vivified thee. have authority over ten towns.
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And immediately he saw. And he followed And the second came, and said: My lord, thy
after him, and glorified God. And all the people pound hath produced five pounds.
19
who beheld, gave glory to God. He said likewise to him: Thou also shalt have
authority over five towns.
20
19:1 And as Jesus entered and passed through And another came, and said: My lord, lo, this
Jericho, is thy pound, which hath been with me, laid up in
2
[there was] a certain man, whose name was fine linen.
21
Zaccheus, who was rich, and chief of the For I was afraid of thee, because thou art a
publicans; hard man, and takest up that which thou layedst
3
and he wished to see Jesus, who he was; and not down, and reapest that which thou sowedst
could not, on account of the crowd; because not.
22
Zaccheus was small in stature. He said to him: Out of thy own mouth will I
4
And he ran forward of Jesus, and climbed a judge thee, thou evil servant. Thou knewest me,
wild fig-tree, in order to see him; for he was to that I am a hard man, and that I take up what I
pass that way. laid not down, and reap what I sowed not!
5 23
And when Jesus came to the place, he saw Why didst thou not put my money into the
him, and said to him: Make haste and come broker's hands, that when I came, I might have
down, Zaccheus; for I must be at thy house to- demanded it with interest?
day.
24
And he said to them that stood before him: upon another; because thou knewest not the
Take from him the pound, and give it to him with time of thy visitation.
45
whom are the ten pounds. And when he entered the temple, he began to
25
They say to him: Our lord, there are with him expel those who bought and sold in it.
46
ten pounds. And he said to them: It is written, My house is
26
He said to them: I tell you, that to every one a house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of
that hath, will be given; and from him that hath robbers.
47
not, even what he hath will be taken away. And he taught daily in the temple: and the
27
But as for those my enemies, who would not chief priests and Scribes and Elders of the
have me to reign over them, bring them and slay people, sought to destroy him.
48
them before me. But they found not, what they could do to him;
28
And when Jesus had spoken these things, he for all the people hung upon him to hear him.
went forward, to go to Jerusalem.
29
And when he arrived at Bethphage and 20:1 And on one of those days, as he was
Bethany, near to the mount called the place of teaching the people in the temple, and
Olives, he sent two of his disciples, preaching, the chief priests and Scribes, with the
30
and said to them: Go ye to the village that is Elders, came upon him,
2
over against us, and as ye enter [it], ye will find a and said to him: Tell us, by what authority thou
colt tied, on which no man ever rode; loose [him] doest these things? And who is it, that gave thee
and bring [him]. this authority?
31 3
And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose Jesus answered, and said to them: I also will
him? say to him: Our Lord needeth him. ask you a word, and tell ye me.
32 4
And they went who were sent, and they The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or
found, as he said to them. from men?
33 5
And as they loosed the colt, the owner of him And they reasoned with themselves, and said:
said to them: Why do ye loose that colt? If we say, From heaven; he will say to us, And
34
And they said: Because our Lord needeth why did ye not believe him?
6
him. But if we say, From men; all the people will
35
And they brought him to Jesus. And they cast stone us; for they are persuaded that John was
their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus a prophet.
7
upon him. And they said to him: We do not know,
36
And as he went, they spread their garments whence it was.
8
in the way. Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell you, by
37
And when he came near to the descent of the what authority I do these things.
9
place of Olives, the whole multitude of the And he began to utter this similitude to the
disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God, people: A certain man planted a vineyard, and
with a loud voice, for all the mighty deeds which leased it to cultivators, and went abroad for a
they had seen. long time.
38 10
And they said: Blessed be the king, that And in time, he sent his servant to the
cometh in the name of the LORD: peace in cultivators, that they might give him of the fruits
heaven, and glory on high. of the vineyard. But the cultivators beat him, and
39
And some of the Pharisees from among the sent him away empty.
11
crowd, said to him: Rabbi, rebuke thy disciples. And again he sent another servant; and him
40
He said to them: I tell you, that, if these also they beat, and treated with rudeness, and
should be silent, the stones would cry out. sent empty away.
41 12
And as he drew near, and beheld the city, he And again he sent the third. And they
wept over it: wounded him, and cast him out.
42 13
and said: O, hadst thou known the things that The lord of the vineyard said: What shall I
are of thy peace, at least in this thy day: but now do? I will send my dear son. Perhaps they will
they are hidden from thy eyes. look upon him, and be ashamed.
43 14
For the days will come upon thee, when thy But when the cultivators saw him, they
enemies will encompass thee, and besiege thee reasoned with themselves, and said: This is the
on every side. heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance
44
And they will destroy thee, and thy children will be ours.
within thee; and will not leave in thee one stone
15 34
And they cast him out of the vineyard, and Jesus said to them: The children of this world
slew him. What therefore will the lord of the take wives, and wives are given to husbands.
35
vineyard do to them? But they who are worthy of that world, and of
16
He will come, and destroy those cultivators, the resurrection from the dead, do not take
and will lease the vineyard to others. And when wives, nor are wives given to husbands.
36
they heard [it], they said: This shall not be. Neither can they die any more; for they are as
17
And he looked upon them, and said: What is the angels, and are the children of God,
that which is written, The stone, which the because they are children of the resurrection.
37
builders rejected, is become the chief corner But that the dead will arise, even Moses
stone? showed; for, at the bush, he maketh mention,
18
And whoever shall fall upon this stone, will be while he saith: The LORD, the God of Abraham,
broken; and on whomsoever it shall fall, it will the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
38
crush him in pieces. Now God is not [the God] of the dead, but of
19
And the chief priests and Scribes sought to the living; for they all live to him.
39
lay hands on him, at that time; but they were And some of the Scribes answered, and said
afraid of the people; for they knew, that he to him: Teacher, thou hast spoken well.
40
spoke this similitude against them. And they did not again venture to question
20
And they sent to him spies, who feigned him, on any matter.
41
themselves righteous men, that they might And he said also to them: How do the Scribes
insnare him in discourse, and deliver him up to a say of Messiah, that he is the son of David?
42
court, and to the authority of the president. And David himself said, in the book of
21
And they questioned him, and said to him: Psalms: The LORD said to my Lord, seat thyself
Teacher, we know that thou speakest and at my right hand,
43
teachest correctly, and hast no respect of until I shall place thy foes under thy feet.
44
persons, but teachest the way of God in truth. If David, therefore, called him, My Lord; how
22
Is it lawful for us to pay head-money to is he his son?
45
Caesar, or not? And while all the people heard, he said to his
23
But he perceived their craftiness, and said: disciples:
46
Why tempt ye me? Beware of the Scribes, who choose to walk in
24
Show me a denarius. Whose is this image long robes, and love a salutation in the streets,
and superscription upon it? They said to him, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the
Caesar's. chief couches at suppers:
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Jesus said to them: Then, give to Caesar who eat up the houses of widows, under
what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's. pretence that they prolong their prayers. They
26
And they could not catch from him a word [of will receive a greater condemnation.
accusation] before the people: and they were
surprised at his answers, and were silent. 21:1 And Jesus looked upon the rich, who cast
27
And some of the Sadducees, who say there their oblations into the treasury.
2
is no resurrection, came and questioned him, And he saw also a certain poor widow, who
28
and said to him: Teacher, Moses wrote to us, cast in two mites.
3
that if a man's brother die, who had a wife And he said: Truly I say to you, that this poor
without children, his [surviving] brother shall take widow hath cast in more than any one.
4
his wife, and raise up seed to his [deceased] For all they, from what was superfluous to
brother. them, have cast into the receptacle of oblations
29
Now, there were seven brothers; and the first to God; but she, from her penury, hath cast in all
took a wife, and died without children. that she possessed.
30 5
And the second took her to wife; and he died And when some spoke of the temple, as
without children. adorned with goodly stones and oblations, Jesus
31
And again, the third took her, and in like said to them:
6
manner also all the seven; and they died, and [As for] these things, on which ye gaze, the
left no children. days will come, in which there will not be left a
32
At last, the woman likewise died. stone upon a stone, that is not cast down.
33 7
In the resurrection, therefore, of which of And they questioned him, and said: Teacher,
them will she be the wife, for the seven took when will these things be? And what is the sign
her? that they are near to take place?
8
And he said to them: See, that ye be not on the earth; and clasping of hands, from
deceived; for many will come in my name, and astonishment at the noise of the sea;
26
will say: I am Messiah and the time is near. But and dismay that driveth out the souls of men,
go ye not after them. from fear of that which is to come on the earth;
9
And when ye shall hear of wars and and the powers of heaven will be moved.
27
commotions, be not afraid; for these things are And then will they see the Son of man coming
previously to take place, but the end is not yet in the clouds, with much power, and with great
come. glory.
10 28
For nation will rise against nation, and And when these things shall begin to be, take
kingdom against kingdom; courage, and lift up your heads, for your
11
and great earthquakes will occur in several deliverance draweth nigh.
29
places, and famines, and pestilences; and there And he uttered a similitude to them. Look at
will be terrors, and trepidations, and great signs the fig-tree, and all the trees.
30
from heaven will be seen, and there will be great When they bud forth, ye at once understand
tempests. from them that summer approacheth.
12 31
But before all these things, they will lay hands So also, when ye shall see all these things
upon you, and will persecute you, and will take place, know ye that the kingdom of God is
deliver you up to councils and to prison, and will near.
32
arraign you before kings and governors, on Verily I say to you, That this generation will
account of my name. not pass away, until all these things occur.
13 33
But it will be to you for a testimony. Heaven and earth will pass away; but my
14
And settle it in your hearts, that ye will not word will not pass away.
34
previously seek instruction for making a Take heed to yourselves, that your hearts be,
defence. at no time, stupefied by gluttony and ebriety and
15
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, worldly care; and so that day come upon you
which all your enemies will be unable to unawares.
35
withstand. For, like a hunter's snare, it will spring upon
16
And your parents, and your brothers, and all them that dwell upon the face of the whole
your relatives, and your friends, will deliver you land.
36
up, and cause some of you to die. Be ye therefore vigilant, at all times, and
17
And ye will be hated by every one, on prayerful; that ye may be worthy to escape the
account of my name. things that are to take place, and may stand
18
But a hair of your head shall not perish. before the Son of man .
19 37
And by your patience, will ye preserve your And, in the daytime he taught in the temple,
souls. and at night he went out and lodged in the
20
And when ye shall see Jerusalem with an mount, called the Place of Olives.
38
army encompassing it, then know ye, that its And all the people came early to him in the
destruction draweth nigh. temple, to hear his discourse.
21
Then let them who shall be in Judaea, flee to
the mountain [district]; and let them, who are in 22:1 And the feast of unleavened cakes, which
the midst of it, flee away; and those in the fields, is called the passover, drew near.
2
not enter it. And the chief priests and Scribes sought how
22
For these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all they might kill him, for they were afraid of the
that is written. people.
23 3
But woe to them that are with child, and to And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot,
them that nurse children, in those days; for then who was of the number of the twelve.
4
will be great distress in the land, and wrath upon And he went and conferred with the chief
this people. priests and Scribes, and the military
24
And they will fall by the edge of the sword, commanders of the temple, how he might betray
and be carried captive to every place. And him to them.
5
Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, And they were glad, and covenanted to give
until the times of the Gentiles shall be him money.
6
completed. And he promised them, and sought
25
And there will be signs in the sun, and in the opportunity to betray him to them, in the
moon, and in the stars; and distress of nations absence of the multitude.
7 26
And the day of unleavened cakes arrived, on But ye, not so: but he that is great among
which it was customary for the passover to be you, must be as the least; and he that is chief,
slain. as the servitor.
8 27
And Jesus sent Cephas and John, and said to For, which is the greater, he that reclineth, or
them; Go, prepare for us the passover, that we he that serveth? Is not he that reclineth? But I
may eat it. am among you, as he that serveth.
9 28
And they said to him: Where wilt thou, that we Ye are they who have continued with me in
prepare? my trials:
10 29
He said to them: Lo, when ye enter the city, and I promise to you, as my Father hath
there will a man meet you, bearing a vessel of promised to me, a kingdom:
30
water. Go after him; that ye may eat and drink at the table of my
11
and where he entereth, say ye to the lord of kingdom, and may sit on thrones, and judge the
the house: Our Rabbi saith, Is there a place of twelve tribes of Israel.
31
refreshment, in which I may eat the Passover, And Jesus said to Simon: Simon, lo, Satan
with my disciples? hath desired to sift thee, as wheat:
12 32
And lo, he will show you a large upper room but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith may
that is furnished; there prepare ye. not fail. And thou also, in time, turn; and confirm
13
And they went, and found as he had said to thy brethren.
33
them: and they made ready the passover. And Simon said to him: My Lord, with thee I
14
And when the time arrived, Jesus came and am ready, both for prison and for death.
34
reclined; and the twelve Legates with him. Jesus said to him: I tell thee, Simon, the cock
15
And he said to them: I have greatly desired to will not crow this day, until thou hast three times
eat this passover with you, before I suffer. denied that thou knowest me.
16 35
For I say to you, That henceforth I shall not And he said to them: When I sent you without
eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. purses, without wallets and shoes, lacked ye
17
[And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and any thing? They say to him: Nothing.
36
said: Take this, and divide it among you. He said to them: Henceforth, let him that hath
18
For I say to you, That I shall not drink of the a purse, take it; and so likewise a wallet. And let
product of the vine, until the kingdom of God him that hath no sword, sell his garment, and
7
shall come.] buy himself a sword.
19 37
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and For I say to you, That this also, which was
brake, and gave to them, and said: This is my written, must be fulfilled in me: I shall be
body, which is given for your sakes. This do ye, numbered with transgressors. For, all that
in remembrance of me. relates to me, will be fulfilled.
20 38
And in like manner also concerning the cup, And they said to him: Our Lord, lo, here are
after they had supped, he said: This cup is the two swords. He said to them: They are sufficient.
39
new testament in my blood, which, for your And he went out, and proceeded, as was his
sakes, is poured out! custom, to the mount of the place of Olives; and
21
But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth his disciples followed him.
40
me is on the table. And when he arrived at the place, he said to
22
And the Son of man goeth, as it was them: Pray ye, that ye enter not into temptation.
41
determined; but woe to that man, by whom he is And he retired from them, about a stone's
betrayed. throw; and kneeled down, and prayed,
23 42
And they began to inquire among and said: Father, if it please thee, let this cup
themselves, which of them it was, that would do pass from me. Yet not my pleasure, but thine, be
this. done.
24 43
And there was contention also among them, And there appeared to him an angel from
who among them would be greatest. heaven, who strengthened him.
25 44
And Jesus said to them: The kings of the And as he was in fear, he prayed earnestly;
nations, are their lords; and those exercising and his sweat was like drops of blood; and it fell
authority over them, are called benefactors. on the ground.
45
And he arose from his prayer, and came to
his disciples: and he found them sleeping, from
sorrow.
7 46
Luke 22:18 - Verses 17 and 18, are absent in all And he said to them: Why sleep ye? Arise,
MSS. of the Peshito, Eastern and Western. and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
47 66
And while he was speaking, lo, a multitude, And when the day dawned, the Elders and
and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, chief priests and Scribes assembled together;
came at their head. And he came up to Jesus, and they led him to the place of their meeting,
67
and kissed him. For he had given them this sign: and said to him: If thou art the Messiah, tell
Whom I shall kiss, he it is. us. He said to them: If I tell you, ye will not
48
Jesus said to him: Judas, is it with a kiss thou believe in me.
68
betrayest the Son of man? And if I should ask you, ye will not return me
49
And when they that were with him, saw what an answer; nor will ye release me.
69
occurred, they said to him: Our Lord, shall we From this time, the Son of man will sit on the
smite them with the sword? right hand of the majesty of God.
50 70
And one of them smote a servant of the high And they all said: Thou art then, the Son of
priest, and took off his right ear. God? Jesus said to them: Ye say that I am.
51 71
And Jesus answered and said: Sufficient, They say: What further need have we of
thus far. And he touched the ear of him that was witnesses? For we have heard from his own
smitten, and healed him. mouth.
52
And Jesus said to those who had come upon
him, the chief priests and Elders and military 23:1 And the whole company of them arose, and
captains of the temple: Have ye come out carried him before Pilate.
2
against me, as against a robber, with swords, And they began to accuse him, and said: We
and with clubs, to take me? have found this man seducing our people, and
53
I was with you daily in the temple, and ye laid forbidding to pay the capitation money to
not hands upon me. But this is your hour, and Caesar, and declaring himself to be king
the reign of darkness. Messiah.
54 3
And they took him, and conducted him to the And Pilate interrogated him, and said to him:
house of the high priest. And Simon followed Art thou king of the Jews? He said to him: Thou
after him, at a distance. hast said.
55 4
And they kindled a fire in the middle of the And Pilate said to the chief priests and the
court, and sat around it; and Simon also sat company: I find no crime upon this man.
5
among them. And they vociferated, and said: He raiseth
56
And a certain maid saw him sitting at the fire, disturbance among our people, by teaching in all
and she looked upon him, and said: This man Judaea, commencing from Galilee, and quite to
also was with him. this place.
57 6
But he denied, and said: Woman, I have not And Pilate, when he heard the name Galilee,
known him. inquired if the man were a Galilean.
58 7
And a little after, another [person] saw him, And having learned that he was from under
and said to him: Thou too art one of them. And Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod; for he
Cephas said: I am not. was at Jerusalem on those days.
59 8
And an hour after, another contended and And Herod rejoiced greatly when he saw
said: Certainly, this man also was with him, for Jesus, for he had been desirous to see him for a
he likewise is a Galilean. long time, because he had heard many things of
60
Cephas said: Man, I know not what thou him, and he hoped to see some sign from him.
9
sayest. And immediately, while he was And he asked him many questions; but Jesus
speaking, the cock crew. gave him no reply.
61 10
And Jesus turned, and looked upon Cephas. And the chief priests and Scribes stood up,
And Simon remembered the word of our Lord, and accused him vehemently.
11
which he spoke to him: Before the cock shall And Herod and his warriors contemned him.
crow, thou wilt deny me three times. And when he had mocked him, he clothed him in
62
And Simon went out, and wept bitterly. a purple robe, and sent him to Pilate.
63 12
And the men who had taken Jesus, insulted And on that day, Pilate and Herod became
him, and blinded him, friends to each other; for there had previously
64
and smote him on his face, and said: been enmity between them.
13
Prophesy thou, who smote thee? And Pilate called the chief priests and the
65
And many other things they revilingly uttered, rulers of the people,
14
and spoke against him. and said to them: Ye have brought this man
before me, as a disturber of your people; and lo,
I have examined him before you, and I find in
35
the man no crime, among all that ye charge And the people stood and looked on; and the
upon him. rulers also derided him, and said: He quickened
15
Neither yet Herod: for I sent him to him, and others; let him quicken himself, if he is the
lo, nothing deserving death hath been done by Messiah, the chosen of God.
36
him. And the soldiers like wise mocked him,
16
I will therefore chastise him, and release him. coming to him and offering him vinegar,
17 37
For it was a custom, that he should release and saying to him: If thou art the king of the
one at the festival. Jews, quicken thyself.
18 38
And all the company vociferated, and said: And there was likewise a superscription over
Away with this man; and release to us him, written in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew:
Barabbas. THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
19 39
He was one who had been thrown into prison, And one of the malefactors who were
on account of a sedition and murder which had crucified with him, reproached him, and said: If
occurred in the city. thou art the Messiah, rescue thyself, and rescue
20
And Pilate, being disposed to release Jesus, us.
40
conversed with them again. But his fellow [Malefactor] rebuked him, said
21
But they cried out, and said: Crucify him; to him: Art thou not afraid even of God, seeing
crucify him. thou art under the same sentence?
22 41
And he said to them the third time: But, what And we justly; for we have a retribution
evil hath he done? I find no crime in him according to our deserts, and according to our
deserving of death. I will scourge him, therefore, deeds; but nothing hateful hath been done by
and release him. him.
23 42
But they were urgent, with a loud voice; and And he said to Jesus: My Lord, remember
demanded of him, that they might crucify him. me, when thou comest into thy kingdom.
24 43
And Pilate decreed, that their request be Jesus said to him: Verily I say to you, That
granted. this day thou shalt be with me in paradise.
25 44
And he released to them him, who for And it was about the sixth hour; and darkness
sedition and murder had been cast into prison, was over all the land, until the ninth hour.
45
for whom they petitioned; and he delivered up And the sun was darkened, and the curtain of
Jesus to their pleasure. the door of the temple was rent through its
26
And as they led him away, they seized Simon middle.
46
the Cyrenian, coming from the fields. and laid And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said:
upon him the cross, to bear [it] after Jesus. My Father, into thy hand I commit my spirit.
27
And there followed after him a great multitude Thus he spake, and expired.
47
of people; and those women [also] who wailed And when the centurion saw what occurred,
and lamented over him. he glorified God and said: Certainly, this was a
28
And Jesus turned to them, and said to them: righteous man.
48
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me; but And all the multitudes who had assembled at
weep rather for yourselves, and for your this spectacle, on seeing what occurred,
children. returned, smiting upon their breasts.
29 49
For lo, the days are coming, in which they will And there were standing at a distance, all
say: Happy the barren, and the wombs that they that knew Jesus, and those women who
never bore, and the breasts that never nursed. came with him from Galilee; and they beheld
30
Then will they begin to say to the mountains, these things.
50
Fall upon us! and to the hills, Cover us! And there was a certain man, whose name
31
For if they do these things in a green tree, was Joseph, a counsellor, from Ramath a city of
what will be in the dry? Judaea, who was a good man and righteous;
32 51
And there went along with him two others, and he had not consented to their decision
malefactors, to be crucified. and deed; and he was waiting for the kingdom of
33
And when they came to a certain place which God.
52
is called a Skull, they crucified him there; and This man went to Pilate, and begged the
the two malefactors, the one on his right hand, body of Jesus.
53
and the other on his left. And he took it down, and wrapped it in a
34
And Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they winding-sheet of linen; and laid it in an
know not what they do. And they divided his excavated sepulchre, in which no one had
garments, casting a lot upon them. hitherto been laid.
54 17
And it was the day of preparation, and the And he said to them: What are these
sabbath began to dawn. discourses, which ye hold with each other, as ye
55
And those women who came with him from walk and are sad?
18
Galilee, approached, and viewed the sepulchre, And one of them, whose name was Cleopas,
and the manner in which the body was answered and said to him: Art thou only a
deposited. stranger in Jerusalem, that thou knowest not the
56
And they returned, and prepared perfumes things that have occurred there in these days?
19
and aromatics; and they rested on the sabbath, He said to them: What things? They say to
as it is commanded. him: In regard to Jesus of Nazareth, a man who
was a prophet, and mighty in discourse and in
24:1 And on the first day of the week, in the action, before God, and before all the people.
20
morning, while it was yet dark, they came to the And the chief priests and Elders delivered
sepulchre, and brought the aromatics they had him up to a sentence of death, and crucified him.
21
prepared. And there were other women with But we expected that he was to deliver Israel.
them. And lo, three days [have passed], since all these
2
And they found the stone rolled from the things occurred.
22
sepulchre. And moreover, certain women of ours
3
And they entered, and found not the body of astonished us; for they went early to the
Jesus. sepulchre;
4 23
And as they wondered at this, behold, two and as they did not find the body, they came
men stood opposite them; and their raiment was and said to us: We saw angels there, and they
effulgent. said that he is alive.
5 24
And they were in fear, and bowed their faces And also some of us went to the sepulchre;
to the ground. And the men said to them: Why and they found, as the women reported; but him
seek ye the living among the dead? they saw not.
6 25
He is not here; he is risen. Remember how he Then Jesus said to them: O deficient in
conversed with you, when he was in Galilee, understanding, and slow of heart to believe all
7
and said, That the Son of man was to be the things that the prophets uttered.
26
delivered into the hands of sinful men, and to be Were not these things to be; that the Messiah
crucified, and to rise on the third day. should suffer and that he should enter into his
8
And they remembered his words. glory?
9 27
And they returned from the sepulchre, and Then he began from Moses, and from all the
related all these things to the eleven, and to the prophets, and expounded to them concerning
rest. himself from all the scriptures.
10 28
Now they were Mary Magdalena, and And they drew near to the village to which
Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the they were going; and he made them feel, as if
others with them, who related these things to the he would go to a more distant place.
29
Legates. And they urged him, and said to him: Tarry
11
And these words appeared in their eyes as with us, for the day inclineth towards dark. And
dreams: and they believed them not. he went in to remain with them.
12 30
But Simon arose, and ran to the sepulchre, And it occurred, while he reclined with them,
and looked in, and saw the linen lying by itself: that he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and
and he went away wondering in himself at what gave to them.
31
had occurred. And instantly, their eyes were opened, and,
13
And lo, two of them, on the same day, were they knew him. And he took himself from them.
32
going to a village named Emmaus, distant sixty And they said one to another: Did not our
8
furlongs from Jerusalem. heart burn within us, while he talked with us by
14
And they talked together of all that had the way, and explained to us the scriptures?
33
occurred. And they arose, the same hour, and returned:
15
And as they conversed, and questioned each to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven
other, Jesus came, and drew near, and walked assembled, and those with them,
with them.
16
And their eyes were held, that they did not
8
recognize him. Luke 24:32 - The printed copies read, was burning;
but an old MS. at Oroomiah reads, was heavy, or
dull.
34
who were saying: Certainly, our Lord hath
risen; and he hath appeared to Simon.
35
And they also related what occurred by the
way, and how he became known to them, when
he broke bread.
36
And while they were talking of these things,
Jesus stood in the midst of them, and said to
them: Peace be with you! It is I; be not afraid.
37
And they were in trepidation and fear, for they
supposed they saw a spirit.
38
Jesus said to them: Why are ye agitated?
And why do imaginations arise in your hearts?
39
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is
myself. Handle me, and know; for a spirit hath
not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40
And as he said thus, he showed them his
hands and his feet.
41
And while they still believed not, for their joy,
and were astonished; he said to them: Have ye
here any thing to eat?
42
And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and
of honeycomb.
43
And he took, [and] ate before them.
44
And he said to them: These are the things
which I said to you while I was with you, That all
things written of me, in the law of Moses and in
the prophets and in the psalms, must be fulfilled.
45
Then he opened their mind to understand the
scriptures.
46
And he said to them: Thus it is written, and
thus it was right for Messiah to suffer, and rise
from the dead on the third day;
47
and that, in his name, repentance for the
remission of sins should be preached among all
nations, and that the commencement be at
Jerusalem.
48
And ye are the witnesses of these things.
49
And I will send upon you the promise of my
Father. But remain ye at Jerusalem until ye shall
be clothed with energy from on high.
50
And he led them out as far as Bethany, and
lifted his hands, and blessed them.
51
And it occurred, while he blessed them, that
he was separated from them, and ascended to
heaven.
52
And they worshipped him, and returned to
Jerusalem with great joy.
53
And they were continually in the temple,
praising and blessing God. Amen.
The Proclamation of John the Herald
23
1:1 In the beginning, was the Word; and the He said: I am the voice of one crying in the
Word was with God; and the Word was God. wilderness, Make smooth the way of the LORD;
2
He was in the beginning with God. as said the prophet Isaiah.
3 24
Every thing was by his hand; and without him, And they who were sent, were of the
was not any thing whatever that existed. Pharisees.
4 25
In him was life; and the life was the light of And they asked him, and said to him: Why
man. then baptizest thou, if thou art not the Messiah,
5
And this light shineth in the darkness; and the nor Elijah, nor a prophet?
26
darkness apprehended it not. John answered, and said to them; I baptize
6
There was a man sent from God, whose name with water; but among you standeth one, whom
was John. ye do not know.
7 27
He came for testimony, to bear witness He it is that cometh after me, and was before
concerning the light. me, whose shoe-strings I am not worthy to untie.
8 28
He was not himself the light, but [came] to These things occurred in Bethany, where
bear witness concerning the light. John was baptizing.
9 29
The true light was that, which enlighteneth The day after, John saw Jesus coming
every man who cometh into the world. towards him, and said: Behold, the Lamb of
10
He was in the world; and the world was by his God, that beareth the sin of the world.
30
hand; and the world did not know him. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a
11
He came to his own [people]; and his own man, who is before me, for he was prior to me.
31
[people] received him not. And I knew him not; but that he might be
12
But such as received him, to them gave he known to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing
the prerogative to be children of God; [even] to with water.
32
them that believe on his name; And John testified, and said: I saw the Spirit
13
who are born, not of blood, nor of the descend from heaven, as a dove, and rest upon
pleasure of the flesh, nor of the pleasure of man, him.
33
but of God. And I did not know him; but he who sent me
14
And the: Word became flesh, and to baptize with water, he said to me, On whom
tabernacled with us: and we saw his glory, a thou seest the Spirit descend, and rest upon
glory as of the only begotten from the Father, him, he baptizeth with the Holy Spirit.
34
that he was full of grace and truth. And I saw; and I testify, that this is the Son of
15
John testified of him, and cried, and said: God.
35
This is he, of whom I said, That he cometh after And the next day, John was standing, and
me, and is before me; for he was prior to me. two of his disciples.
16 36
And of his plenitude have we all received, And he looked upon Jesus as he walked, and
and grace for grace. said: Behold, the Lamb of God!
17 37
For the law was given by the hand of Moses; And his two disciples heard him when he said
but the reality and grace was by the hand of [it], and they went after Jesus.
38
Jesus Messiah. And Jesus turned, and saw them coming
18
No man hath ever seen God; the only after him, and he said to them: What seek ye?
begotten God, he who is in the bosom of his They said to him: Our Rabbi, where stayest
Father, he hath declared [him]. thou?
19 39
And this is the testimony of John, when the He said to them: Come, and see. And they
Jews of Jerusalem sent to him priests and came and saw where he lodged; and they were
Levites, to ask him, Who art thou? with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
20 40
And he confessed, and denied not, but And one of those who heard John and went
confessed I am not the Messiah. after Jesus was Andrew, the brother of Simon.
21 41
And they asked him again: Who then? Art He first saw Simon his brother, and said to
thou Elijah? And he said: I am not. Art thou a him: We have found the Messiah.
42
prophet? And he said, No. And he brought him to Jesus. And Jesus
22
And they said to him: Who art thou? that we looked upon him, and said Thou art Simon the
may give answer to them that sent us. What son of Jona; thou shalt be called Cephas.
sayest thou of thyself?
43 11
The next day, Jesus was disposed to depart This is the first sign, which Jesus wrought at
for Galilee: and he found Philip and said to him, Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory: and
Come after me. his disciples believed on him.
44 12
And Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Afterwards he went down to Capernaum, he
Andrew and Simon. and his mother and his brothers and his
45
And Philip found Nathaniel, and said to him: disciples; and they were there a few days.
13
We have found him, of whom Moses wrote in And the pass over of the Jews drew near;
the law, and the prophets, Jesus the son of and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
14
Joseph, who is of Nazareth. And he found in the temple those who sold
46
Nathaniel said to him: Can there be any good beeves and sheep and doves, and the money-
thing from Nazareth? Philip said to him: Come, changers sitting [there].
15
and see. And he made himself a whip from a cord, and
47
And Jesus saw Nathaniel coming towards turned them all out of the temple, and the sheep
him, and said of him: Behold a real Israelite, in and the beeves and the money-changers; and
whom is no deceit. he poured out their money, and overset their
48
Nathaniel said to him: Whence knowest thou tables:
16
me? Jesus said to him: Before Philip called thee and he said to them that sold doves, Take
when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. away these things; and make not my Father's
49
Nathaniel answered, and said to him: Rabbi; house a house of traffic.
17
thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of And his disciples remembered, that it is
Israel. written: The zeal of thy house hath devoured
50
Jesus said to him: Because I said to thee, me.
18
that I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest But the Jews replied, and said to him: What
thou? Thou wilt see greater things than these. sign showest thou to us, since thou doest these
51
He said to him: Verily, verily, I say to you, things?
19
That hereafter ye will see heaven opened, and Jesus answered, and said to them: Demolish
the angels of God ascending and descending this temple, and in three days I will again erect it.
20
unto the Son of man. The Jews said to him: Forty and six years,
this temple was building; and wilt thou build it
2:1 And on the third day there was a feast in again in three days?
21
Cana, a city of Galilee: and the mother of Jesus But he spake of the temple of his body.
22
was there. And when he was arisen from the dead, his
2
And also Jesus and his disciples were invited disciples remembered, that he spoke this: and
to the feast. they believed the scriptures, and the word that
3
And the wine fell short: and his mother said to Jesus spake.
23
Jesus: They have no wine. And while Jesus was in Jerusalem, at the
4
Jesus said to her: What is [in common] to me feast of the passover, many believed on him,
and thee? Not yet hath my hour come. because they saw the signs he wrought.
5 24
His mother said to the waiters: Whatever he But Jesus did not confide himself to them;
saith to you, do [it]. because he knew all men:
6 25
And there were there six waterpots of stone, And he needed not that any one should
set for the purification of Jews, containing each testify to him respecting any man; for he himself
two or three quadrantalia. knew what is in man.
7
Jesus said to them: Fill those water-pots with
water. And they filled them to the top. 3:1 And there was a man of the Pharisees there,
8
He said to them: Draw now, and carry to the whose name was Nicodemus, a ruler of the
master of the feast. And they carried. Jews.
9 2
And when the master of the feast tasted the And he came to Jesus by night, and said to
water that had become wine, and did not know him: Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher sent
whence it came, although the waiters knew, as from God; for no one can work those signs
they had filled the pots with water, the master of which thou workest, unless God be with him.
3
the feast called the bridegroom, Jesus replied, and said to him: Verily, verily, I
10
and said to him: Every man first bringeth say to thee, That, unless a man be born anew,
forward the good wine, and when they are he cannot behold the kingdom of God.
satiated, then that which is inferior; but thou hast
kept the good wine till now.
4 23
Nicodemus said to him: How can an old man And John also was baptizing in Ænon, which
be born? Can he enter a second time into his is near to Salim, because there were many
mother's womb and be born? waters there: and the people came, and were
5
Jesus replied, and said to him Verily, verily, I baptized.
24
say to thee, That, unless a man be born of water For John had not yet fallen into prison.
25
and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of And one of John's disciples and a certain Jew
God. had disputed respecting purification.
6 26
That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and And they came to John, and said to him: Our
that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan,
7
Be not surprised that I said to thee, Ye must and of whom thou gavest testimony, lo, he also
be born anew. baptizeth; and many go after him.
8 27
The wind bloweth where it chooseth; and thou John answered, and said to them: A man
hearest its sound, but knowest not whence it cannot take any thing by his own choice, unless
cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one, it be given him from heaven.
28
that is born of the Spirit. Ye are witnesses for me, that I said: I am not
9
Nicodemus answered, and said to him: How the Messiah, but am sent to go before him.
29
can these things be? He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: and
10
Jesus answered, and said to him: Art thou a the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and
teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things? listeneth to him, rejoiceth with great joy on
11
Verily, verily, I say to thee: We speak, what account of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy,
we know; and we testify to what we have seen; therefore, lo, it is full.
30
but ye receive not our testimony. To him must be increase, and to me
12
If I have spoken to you of things on earth, and decrease.
31
ye believe not; how will ye believe, if I speak of For he that cometh from above, is above all;
things in heaven? and he that is from the earth, is of the earth, and
13
And no one hath ascended to heaven, but he talketh of the earth. He that cometh from
that descended from heaven, the Son of man heaven, is above all;
32
who is in heaven. and what he hath seen and heard, he
14
And as Moses elevated the serpent in the testifieth; and his testimony, no one receiveth.
33
wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up: But he that receiveth his testimony, hath set
15
that every one who believeth in him, may not his seal, that God is true.
34
perish, but may have life eternal. For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the
16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his words of God; for God hath not given the Spirit
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on by measure [to him].
35
him, should not perish, but should have life The Father loveth the Son, and hath given
eternal. every thing into his hands.
17 36
For God sent not his Son into the world, to He that believeth on the Son, hath life eternal;
condemn the world; but that the world might live but he who obeyeth not the Son, shall not see
by means of him. life. but the wrath of God will abide upon him.
18
He that believeth on him is not condemned;
but he that believeth not, is already condemned; 4:1 And Jesus knew, that the Pharisees had
because he hath not believed on the name of heard; that he made many disciples, and
the only begotten Son of God. baptized more than John.
19 2
And this is the [ground of] condemnation, that Yet Jesus himself did not baptize but his
light hath come into the world, and men have disciples.
3
loved darkness rather than light, for their deeds And he left Judaea, and went again into
have been evil. Galilee.
20 4
For every one that doeth abominable things, And in going, he had occasion to pass through
hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest the midst of the Samaritans.
5
his deeds should be reproved. And he came to a city of the Samaritans called
21
But he that doeth right, cometh to the light, Sychar, near the field which Jacob gave to his
that his works may be known to be done in God. son Joseph.
22 6
After these things, came Jesus and his And Jacob's well of water was there. And
disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he Jesus was weary with the toil of travelling, and
abode with them, and baptized. seated himself by the well: and it was at the
sixth hour.
7 26
And a woman from Samaria came to draw Jesus said to her: I, who talk with thee, am
water. And Jesus said to her: Give me water to he.
27
drink. And while he was speaking, his disciples
8
And his disciples had gone to the city, to buy came. And they wondered that he would
themselves food. converse with the woman; yet no one said, What
9
The Samaritan woman said to him: How dost seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
28
thou, a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a And the woman left her water-pot, and went
Samaritan woman? For the Jews have no to the city, and said [to the people]:
29
familiarity with Samaritans. Come, see a man that told me every thing I
10
Jesus replied and said to her: If thou hadst ever did: is not this the Messiah?
30
known the gift of God, and who it is that saith to And the people went out of the city, and came
thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have to him.
31
asked of him, and he would have given thee In the mean time, his disciples entreated him,
living waters. and said to him: Our Rabbi, eat.
11 32
The woman said to him: My lord, thou hast no But he said to them: I have food to eat, of
bucket, and the well is deep.; how hast thou which ye are ignorant.
33
living waters? The disciples said among themselves: Hath
12
Art thou greater than our father Jacob, who any one brought him something to eat?
34
gave us this well, and drank from it himself, and Jesus said to them: My food is to do the
his children, and his flocks? pleasure of him that sent me, and to accomplish
13
Jesus replied and said to her: Whoever shall his work.
35
drink of these waters, will thirst again; Do ye not say, that after four months cometh
14
but whoever shall drink of the waters which I the harvest? Behold, I say to you, and lift up
shall give him, will not thirst for ever; but the your eyes, and look upon the grounds, that they
waters, which I shall give him, will be in him a are white, and have already come to the
fountain of waters, springing up unto life eternal. harvest.
15 36
The woman said to him: My lord, give me of And he that reapeth, receiveth wages, and
these waters, that I may not thirst again, and gathereth fruits unto life eternal; and the sower
may not come to draw from here. and the reaper equally rejoice.
16 37
Jesus said to her: Go, call thy husband, and For in this, is the proverb true, that one is the
come hither. sower, and another the reaper.
17 38
She said to him: I have no husband. Jesus I sent you to reap that, on which ye labored
said to her: Thou hast well said, I have no not: for others toiled, and ye entered into their
husband; labor.
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for thou hast had five husbands, and he And many Samaritans of that city believed on
whom thou now hast, is not thy husband. In this him, because of the discourse of the woman,
thou didst speak truly. who testified, He told me all that I ever did.
19 40
The woman said to him: My lord, I perceive And when these Samaritans came to him,
thou art a prophet. they requested him to tarry with them; and he
20
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; but remained with them two days.
41
ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where it is And many believed on him, because of his
proper to worship. discourse.
21 42
Jesus said to her: Woman, believe me, the And they said to the woman: Henceforth we
hour cometh, when neither in this mountain, nor believe in him, not on account of thy word; for
in Jerusalem, ye will worship the Father. we have heard him ourselves, and we know that
22
Ye worship, ye know not what; but we he truly is the Messiah, the Life-Giver of the
worship what we know; for life is from the Jews. world.
23 43
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the And after two days Jesus departed from there
true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and went into Galilee.
44
and in truth; for the Father requireth that For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet is
worshippers be such. not honored in his own city.
24 45
For God is a Spirit; and they that worship him, And when he came to Galilee, the Galileans
should worship in spirit and in truth. received him, having seen all the signs which he
25
The woman said to him: I know that Messiah wrought in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too
will come; and when he cometh, he will teach us had gone to the feast.
every thing.
46 11
And Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee, But he answered, and said to them: He that
where he made the water wine. And there was made me whole, he said to me, Take up thy bed
at Capernaum a king's servant, whose son was and walk.
12
sick. And they asked him: Who is the man that
47
He heard that Jesus had come from Judaea said to thee, Take up thy bed and walk?
13
to Galilee; and he went to him, and besought But the man that was healed, knew not who it
him that he would come down and heal his son; was; for Jesus had slid away, in the great
for he was near dying. multitude that was in the place.
48 14
Jesus said to him: Unless ye see signs and After a time, Jesus found him in the temple,
wonders, ye will not believe. and said to him: Lo, thou art healed; sin not
49
The king's servant said to him: My lord, come again, lest something worse come upon thee
down, before the child dieth. than before.
50 15
Jesus said to him: Go, thy son liveth. And the And the man went and told the Jews, that it
man believed the word which Jesus spake to was Jesus who had cured him.
16
him, and went away. And for this cause the Jews persecuted
51
And as he was going down, his servants met Jesus, and sought to kill him; because he had
him, and informed him and said to him: Thy son done these things on the sabbath.
17
liveth. But Jesus said to them: My Father worketh
52
And he asked them, at what time he until now, and I work.
18
recovered. And they said to him: Yesterday, at And for this, the Jews sought the more to kill
the seventh hour the fever left him. him, not only because he had broken the
53
And his father knew, that it was at the hour in sabbath, but because he had said of God, that
which Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth. And he he was his Father, and had equalled himself
believed, and all his house. with God.
54 19
This again was the second sign that Jesus And Jesus answered, and said to them:
wrought, when he came from Judaea to Galilee. Verily, verily, I say to you: The Son can do
nothing, of his own pleasure, but what he seeth
5:1 After these things there was a feast of the the Father do: for what things the Father doeth,
Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. these in like manner doeth the Son.
2 20
And there was there in Jerusalem a certain For the Father loveth his Son, and showeth
place of baptizing, which was called in Hebrew him every thing he doeth: and greater works
Bethesda; and there were in it five porches. than these, will he show him, that ye may
3
And in them were laid a great multitude of the wonder.
21
sick, and the blind, and the lame, and the For as the Father raiseth the dead, and
withered, waiting for the moving of the waters. vivifieth them; so also the Son vivifieth whom he
4
For an angel, from time to time, descended pleaseth.
22
into the baptistery, and moved the waters; and For neither doth the Father judge any one,
he who first went in, after the moving of the but hath given all judgment to the Son:
23
waters, was cured of whatever disease he had. that every man may honor the Son, as he
5
And a certain man was there, who had been honoreth the Father. He that honoreth not the
diseased thirty and eight years. Son, honoreth not the Father that sent him.
6 24
Jesus saw him lying, and knew that [his Verily, verily, I say to you, That he who
disease] had been a long time upon him, and heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent
said to him: Desirest thou to be healed? me, hath life eternal, and will not come into
7
And the sick man answered and said: Yes, my condemnation, but hath passed from death to
lord; but I have no one who, when the water is life.
25
moved, will put me into the baptistery; but while I Verily, verily, I say to you, That the hour
am coming, another descendeth before me. cometh, and even now come, when the dead will
8
Jesus said to him: Arise, take up thy bed, and hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that
walk. hear, will live.
9 26
And immediately the man was healed; and he For, as the Father hath life in himself, so hath
arose, took up his bed, and walked; and it was he given to the Son also, to have life in himself:
the sabbath day.
10
And the Jews said to him that was healed: It
is the sabbath; it is not lawful for thee to bear thy
bed.
27 44
and hath moreover given him authority to How can ye believe, who receive glory from
9
execute judgment. But that he is the Son of one another, and seek not the glory which
man, cometh from God only?
28 45
wonder not at this; for the hour cometh when Do ye suppose, that I shall accuse you before
all that are in their graves will hear his voice; the Father? There is one that will accuse you,
29
and will come forth; they that have done that Moses, on whom ye rely.
46
good, to the resurrection of life, and they that For, if ye believed Moses, ye would also
have done evil, to the resurrection of believe me; for Moses wrote concerning me.
47
condemnation. But if ye believe not his writings, how will ye
30
I can do nothing of my own pleasure; but as I believe my words?
hear, so I judge. And my judgment is just; for I
seek not my own pleasure, but the pleasure of 6:1 After these things, Jesus went to the other
him that sent me. side of the sea of Galilee [or] of Tiberias.
31 2
If I should bear testimony respecting myself, And great multitudes went after him; because
my testimony would not be valid. they had seen the signs which he wrought upon
32
There is another that beareth testimony the sick.
3
concerning me; and I know that the testimony And Jesus ascended a mountain, and there he
which he beareth concerning me is true. seated himself with his disciples.
33 4
Ye sent unto John; and he bore testimony to And the feast of the Jewish passover was
the truth. near.
34 5
And I have not received testimony from men: And Jesus raised his eyes, and saw a great
but these things I say, that ye may live. multitude coming towards him; and he said to
35
He was a burning and shining lamp; and ye Philip: Whence shall we buy bread, that these
were willing for a time, to glory in his light. may eat?
36 6
But I have a testimony, which is greater than And this he said, to try him; for he knew what
that of John; for the works which my Father hath he was about to do.
7
given me to accomplish, these works which I do, Philip said to him: Two hundred denarii in
testify of me that the Father hath sent me. bread would not suffice them, that each might
37
And the Father who sent me, he testifieth of take but a little.
8
me. Ye have not at any time heard his voice, nor One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of
have ye seen his visage. Simon Cephas, said to him:
38 9
And his word abideth not in you, because ye There is a lad here, who hath with him five
believe not in him whom he hath sent. cakes of barley, and two fishes; but what are
39
Search the scriptures; for in them, ye think, these for all those [people]?
10
there is life eternal for you; and they testify of Jesus said to them: Make all the people
me. recline. Now there was much grass in that place:
40
And ye are unwilling to come to me, that life and the people reclined, in number five
eternal may be yours. thousand.
41 11
I do not receive glory from men. And Jesus took the bread, and blessed, and
42
But I know you, that the love of God is not in distributed to them that reclined. And so also,
you. with the fish; as much as they desired.
43 12
I came in the name of my Father, and ye And when they were satisfied, he said to his
receive me not: if another shall come in his own disciples: Gather up the fragments which
name, him ye will receive. remain, that nothing be lost.
13
And they collected and filled twelve baskets,
with fragments of what remained to them that
9
had eaten of the five barley cakes.
John 5:27 - The Syriac punctuation here differs 14
And those people, when they saw the sign
from the Greek, and greatly alters the sense. If the which Jesus had wrought, said: Certainly, this is
Greek punctuation were applied to the Syriac, this that prophet who was to come into the world.
15
and the following verse might be rendered thus: And Jesus knew, that they were about to
27 "and hath moreover given him authority to come and take him by force, and make him king:
execute judgment, as he is also the Son of man. and he retired into a mountain alone.
16
28 Marvel not at this; for the hour cometh," &c. And when it was evening, his disciples went
This is probably the true rendering of the passage; down to the sea,
since the other scarcely makes any intelligible sense.
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and sat in a ship, and were going over to Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life: he
Capernaum. And darkness came on, and Jesus that cometh to me, shall not hunger; and he that
had not come to them. believeth on me, shall not thirst, for ever.
18 36
And the sea was boisterous against them, for But I said to you, That ye have seen me, and
a violent wind was blowing. do not believe.
19 37
And they had gone about five and twenty or All that my Father gave me, will come to me:
thirty furlongs, when they saw Jesus walking and him, that cometh to me, I will not cast out.
38
upon the sea: and as he drew near to the ship, For I came down from heaven, not to do my
they were afraid. own pleasure, but the pleasure of him that sent
20
But Jesus said to them: It is I; be not afraid. me.
21 39
And they were glad to receive him into the And this is the pleasure of him that sent me,
ship. And, directly, the ship was at the land to that whatever he hath given me, I should lose
which they were going. nothing of it, but should raise it up at the last
22
And the next day, the multitude, who had day.
40
remained on the other side of the sea, saw that For this is the pleasure of my Father, that
there was no other ship there, except that in every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on
which the disciples embarked, and that Jesus him, should have life eternal; and I will raise him
did not embark in that ship with his disciples; up at the last day.
23 41
yet that other ships had come from Tiberias, Then the Jews murmured at him, because he
near to the place where they ate the bread when said: I am the bread, who have descended from
Jesus blessed [it]. heaven.
24 42
And when the multitude saw, that Jesus was And they said: Is not this Jesus the son of
not there, nor his disciples; they embarked in Joseph, whose father and mother we know?
ships, and came to Capernaum, and sought for And how doth he say: I came down from
Jesus. heaven?
25 43
And when they found him on the other side of Jesus replied and said to them: Murmur not,
the sea, they said to him: Our Rabbi, when one with another.
44
camest thou hither? No man can come to me, unless the Father
26
Jesus replied and said to them: Verily, verily, who sent me, shall draw him; and I will raise him
I say to you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw up at the last day.
45
the signs, but because ye ate the bread and For it is written, in the prophet: And they shall
were satisfied. all be taught of God. Whoever, therefore,
27
Labor not for the food that perisheth, but for heareth from the Father, and learneth from him,
the food that abideth unto life eternal, which the cometh to me.
46
Son of man will give to you; for him hath God the Not that any one hath seen the Father,
Father sealed. except him who hath come from God; he it is,
28
They said to him: What shall we do, in order hath seen the Father.
47
to work the works of God? Verily, verily, I say to you: That, to him who
29
Jesus replied and said to them: This is the believeth in me, there is life eternal.
48
work of God, that ye believe on him whom he I am the bread of life.
49
hath sent. Your fathers ate the manna, in the
30
They say to him: What sign doest thou, that wilderness, and they died.
50
we may see and believe in thee? What workest But this is the bread which cometh from
thou? heaven, that a man may eat of it, and not die.
31 51
Our fathers ate the manna, in the wilderness; I am the bread of life, who have come down
as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven from heaven: and if a man shall eat of this
to eat. bread, he will live for ever. And the bread which I
32
Jesus said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you, shall give, is my body, which I give for the life of
Moses gave you not the bread from heaven; but the world.
52
my Father giveth you the real bread from Then the Jews contended one with another,
heaven. and said: How can he give us his body to eat?
33 53
For the bread of God is, he that came down And Jesus said to them: Verily, verily, I say to
from heaven, and giveth life to the world. you, That, unless ye eat the body of the Son of
34
They say to him: Our Lord, give us at all man, and drink his blood, ye have no life within
times this bread. you.
54 4
But he that eateth of my body, and drinketh of For there is no one who doeth any thing in
my blood, to him is life eternal; and I will raise secret, while he wisheth to become public. If
him up at the last day thou doest these things, show thyself to the
55
For my body truly is food, and my blood truly world.
5
is drink. For even his brothers did not believe in Jesus.
56 6
He that eateth my body, and drinketh my Jesus said to them: My time hath not yet
blood, abideth in me, and I in him come: but your time is always ready.
57 7
As the living Father hath sent me, and I live The world cannot hate you, but me it hateth;
because of the Father; so he that shall eat me, because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
8
he also will live because of me. Go ye up to the feast; I do not go up to this
58
This is the bread that came down from feast now, because my time is not yet
heaven: not as your fathers ate the manna, and completed.
9
died; whoever shall eat of this bead, will live for These things he said, and remained still in
ever. Galilee.
59 10
These things he uttered in the synagogue, But when his brothers had gone up to the
while teaching at Capernaum. feast, then he also went up, not openly, but as it
60
And many of his disciples who heard [him], were secretly.
11
said: This is a hard speech, who can hear it. And the Jews sought for him at the feast; and
61
And Jesus knew in himself, that his disciples they said, Where is he?
12
murmured at this; and he said to them, Doth this And there was much altercation among the
stumble you? people respecting him; for some said, He is a
62
If then, ye were to see the Son of man good man; while others said, No, but he
ascend, to where he was from the beginning! deceiveth the people.
63 13
It is the Spirit that vivifieth; the body profiteth Yet no one spoke openly of him, from fear of
nothing. The words which I have used with you, the Jews.
14
they are spirit, and they are life. And in the midst of the days of the feast,
64
But there are some of you, that believe not. Jesus went into the temple, and taught.
15
For Jesus knew, from the beginning, who they And the Jews wondered, and said: How
were that believed not, and who it was that knoweth this man literature, having not been
would betray him. educated?
65 16
And he said to them: For this reason, I said to Jesus answered and said: My doctrine is not
you, That no one can come to me, unless it be from me, but from him that sent me.
17
given to him by my Father. He that wisheth to do his pleasure, will
66
On account of this speech, many of his understand my doctrine, whether it is from God,
disciples turned back, and walked not with him. or whether I speak from my own pleasure.
67 18
And Jesus said to the twelve: Are ye also He that speaketh according to the pleasure of
disposed to go away? his own mind, seeketh glory for himself: but he
68
Simon Cephas replied, and said: My Lord, to who seeketh the glory of him that sent him, is
whom shall we go? The words of life eternal are veracious, and evil is not in his heart.
19
with thee. Did not Moses give you the law? Yet no one
69
And we believe, and know, that thou art the of you observeth the law.
20
Messiah, the Son of the living God. Why do ye seek to kill me? The multitude
70
Jesus said to them: Have not I chosen you answered and said: Thou hast a demon: who
twelve? Yet one of you is a devil. seeketh to kill thee?
71 21
This he spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Jesus replied, and said to them: I have
Simon; for he was afterwards to betray him, wrought one work, and ye all wonder.
22
being one of the twelve. Because Moses gave you circumcision, not
that it was from Moses, but it was from the
7:1 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee, fathers, ye circumcise a child on the sabbath.
23
for he would not walk in Judaea, because the And if a child is circumcised on the sabbath
Jews sought to slay him. day, that the law of Moses may not be violated,
2
And the Jewish feast of tabernacles drew do ye murmur at me, because I have made a
near. man entirely sound on the sabbath day?
3 24
And the brothers of Jesus said to him: Leave Judge not, with a respect for persons; but
here, and go into Judaea; that thy disciples may judge ye a righteous judgment.
see the works thou doest.
25 44
And some from Jerusalem said: Is not this he, And there were some of them who wished to
whom they seek to kill? apprehend him. But no one laid hands on him.
26 45
And lo, he discourseth publicly, and they say And the constables came to the chief priests
nothing to him. Do our Elders know, that he and Pharisees; and the priests said to them:
really is the Messiah? Why have ye not brought him?
27 46
Yet we know this man, whence he is; the The constables say to them: Never did a man
Messiah, when he shall come, no one knoweth speak, as this man speaketh.
47
whence he is. The Pharisees said to them: Are ye also
28
And Jesus, while teaching in the temple, deceived?
48
raised his voice and said: Ye both know me, and Have any of the chiefs, or of the Pharisees,
ye know from whence I am. And I did not come believed in him?
49
of my own accord; but he that sent me is true. But this people, who know not the law, are
Him ye know not; accursed.
29 50
but I know him; because I am from him, and One of them: Nicodemus, he who came to
he sent me. Jesus by night, said to them:
30 51
And they sought to apprehend him; but no Doth our law condemn a man, unless it first
one laid hands on him, because his hour was hear him, and know what he hath done?
52
not yet come. They answered, and said to him: Art thou
31
And many of the multitude believed on him, also from Galilee? Search, and see, that no
and said: When the Messiah cometh, will he prophet ariseth from Galilee.
53 10
work greater signs than these which this man So they went every one to his own house.
doeth?
32
And the Pharisees heard the multitude say 8:1 And Jesus went to the mount of Olives.
2
these things of him: and they and the chief And in the morning he came again to the
priests sent constables to take him. temple; and all the people came to him, and he
33
And Jesus said: A little while longer I am with sat down and taught them.
3
you, and then I go to him that sent me. And the Scribes and Pharisees brought
34
And ye will seek me, and will not find me; and forward a woman that was caught in adultery.
where I am, ye cannot come. And when they had placed her in the midst,
35 4
The Jews said among themselves: Whither is they say to him: Teacher, this woman was
he about to go, that we cannot find him? Will he caught openly in the act of adultery.
5
go to some region of the Gentiles, and teach the And in the law of Moses, [God] hath
profane? commanded us to stone such persons. What
36
What means this speech he uttered: Ye will therefore dost thou say?
6
seek me, and will not find me; and where I am, And this they said, tempting him, so that they
ye cannot come? might have [ground] to accuse him. But Jesus
37
And on the great day, which was the last of having stooped down, was writing on the
the feast, Jesus stood and cried, and said: If any ground.
7
man thirst, let him come to me and drink. And as they continued asking him, he
38
Whoever believeth in me, as the scriptures straightened himself up, and said to them:
have said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of Whoever among you is without sin, let him first
living waters. cast a stone at her.
39 8
This he said of the Spirit, which they who And, having again stooped down, he wrote on
believe in him were to receive: for the Spirit had the ground.
9
not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet And they, when they heard [it], went out one
glorified. by one, beginning with the older; and the woman
40
And many of the multitude who heard his was left, alone where she had stood in the
discourses, said: Certainly, he is a prophet. midst.
41
Others said: He is the Messiah. Others said:
Doth Messiah come from Galilee?
42
Doth not the scriptures say, That Messiah
10
cometh of the seed of David, and from John 7:53 - This 53d verse is absent in all Eastern
Bethlehem the town of David? Peshitta MSS and many of the Western Peshitto
43
And there was a division among the multitude editions of the Syriac N. Testament. So also the
respecting him. whole story of the adulteress, in the following
chapter, v. 1-11.
10
And when Jesus had straightened himself up, pleasure, but as my Father taught me, so I
he said to the woman: Where are they? Doth no speak.
29
one condemn thee? And he that sent me, is with me; and my
11
And she said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Father hath not left me alone, because I do, at
Neither do I condemn thee. Go thou, and all times, that which pleaseth him.
30
henceforth sin no more. And when he had spoken these things, many
12
And Jesus again conversed with them, and believed on him.
31
said: I am the light of the world: he that cometh And Jesus said to those Jews who believed
to me, will not walk in darkness; but will find for on him: If ye continue in my word, ye will be truly
himself the light of life. my disciples.
13 32
The Pharisees said to him: Thou bearest And ye will know the truth; and the truth will
witness of thyself, thy testimony is not certain. make you free.
14 33
Jesus answered and said to them: Although I They say to him: We are the seed of
bear witness of myself, my testimony is certain, Abraham, and never were in servitude to any
because I know whence I came, and whither I man; and how sayest thou, Ye will be freemen?
34
go. But ye do not know, whence I came, and Jesus said to them: Verily, verily, I say to you,
whither I go. That whoever committeth sin, is the servant of
15
Ye judge according to the flesh: I judge no sin.
35
one. And a servant abideth not for ever in the
16
Yet if I judge, my judgment is certain, house; but the Son abideth for ever.
36
because I am not alone, but I and my Father If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye
who sent me. will really be free men.
17 37
And in your law it is written, that the testimony I know that ye are the children of Abraham;
of two persons is certain. but ye seek to kill me, because ye do not
18
I am one: who bear witness of myself, and my acquiesce in my word.
38
Father who sent me, beareth witness of me. I speak that which I have seen with my
19
They say to him: Where is thy Father? Jesus Father, and ye do that which ye have seen with
replied, and said to them: Ye neither know me your father.
39
nor my Father. If ye had known me, ye would They answered, and said to him: Our father is
also have known my Father. Abraham. Jesus said to them: If ye were
20
These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as children of Abraham, ye would do the works of
he taught in the temple: and no one laid hands Abraham.
40
on him, because his hour was not yet come. But now ye seek to kill me, a man who hath
21
Again Jesus said to them: I go away, and ye told you the truth, which I have heard from God:
will seek me, and will die in your sins. And this did not Abraham.
41
whither I go, ye cannot come. But ye do the works of your father. They say
22
The Jews said: Is he about to kill himself, that to him: We are not [the offspring] of whoredom;
he should say, Whither I go ye cannot come? we have one Father, God.
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And he said to them: Ye are from below, I am Jesus said to them: If God were your Father,
from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this ye would love me; for I proceeded and came
world from God: I did not come of my own accord, but
24
I said to you, That ye will die in your sins; for he sent me.
43
if ye believe not that I am he, ye will die in your Why do ye not understand my speech? It is
sins. because ye cannot hear my speech.
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The Jews said to him: Who art thou? Jesus Ye are of your father, the calumniator; and
said to them: Although I have begun to converse the lust of your father ye are disposed to do. He
with you, was from the beginning a manslayer, and abode
26
I have yet many things to say and to Judge not in the truth; for the truth is not in him, and
concerning you. But he that sent me is true: and when he speaketh a lie he speaketh from
the things which I have heard from him, them I himself, for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45
speak in the world. But me, because I speak the truth, ye believe
27
And they did not know, that he spake to them me not.
46
of the Father. Which of you convicteth me of sin? And if I
28
Jesus said to them again: When ye shall speak the truth, why do ye not believe me?
have lifted up the Son of man, then will ye know
that I am he, and that I do nothing from my own
47 8
He that is of God, heareth the words of God. And his neighbors, and they by whom he had
Therefore ye do not hear, because ye are not of before been seen begging, said: Is not this he,
God. who sat and begged?
48 9
The Jews answered, and said to him: Did we Some said, It is he: and others said, No; but
not well say, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast he is very like him. But he said: I am he.
10
a demon? And they said to him: How were thy eyes
49
Jesus said to them: I have no demon: but I opened?
11
honor God; and ye contemn me. He answered, and said to them: A man
50
But I seek not my own glory: there is one that whose name is Jesus, made mud and spread it
seeketh [it], and judgeth. on my eyes, and said to me, Go, wash in the
51
Verily, verily, I say to you: He that keepeth my waters of Siloam. And I went, and washed, and
word, will never see death. my sight was restored.
52 12
The Jews say to him: Now we know, that thou They said to him: Where is he? He said to
hast a demon. Abraham is dead, and the them: I know not.
13
prophets; yet thou sayest: He that keepeth my And they brought him that had been blind,
word, will never taste death. before the Pharisees.
53 14
Art thou greater than our father Abraham who Now it was on the sabbath that Jesus made
is dead, or than the prophets who died? What the mud, and opened his eyes.
15
dost thou make thyself? And again the Pharisees asked him: How
54
Jesus said to them: If I glorify myself, my was thy sight restored? And he said to them: He
glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, put mud upon my eyes, and I washed, and my
of whom ye say, He is our God. sight was restored.
55 16
And ye know him not. But I know him; and if I And some of the Pharisees said: This man is
should say, I know him not, I should be a liar, not of God, for he doth not observe the sabbath.
like you: but I do know him, and I observe his But others said: How can a man that is a sinner,
word. work these signs? And there was a division
56
Abraham your father desired to see my day: among them.
17
and he saw it, and rejoiced. They say again to the blind man: What sayest
57
The Jews say to him: Thou art not yet fifty thou of him, seeing he hath opened thy eyes?
years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? He said to them: I say, that he is a prophet.
58 18
Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, And the Jews would not believe concerning
That before Abraham existed, I was. him, that he had been blind, and recovered
59
And they took up stones to stone him. But sight, until they called the parents of him who
Jesus concealed himself, and went out of the recovered sight.
19
temple, and passed along among them, and And they asked them: Is this your son, of
went away. whom ye say that he was born blind? And how
doth he now see?
20
9:1 And while passing, he saw a man blind from And his parents answered and said: We know
his mother's womb. that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
2 21
And his disciples asked him, and said: Our but how he now seeth, or who opened his
Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that eyes, we know not. He hath come to his years,
he was born blind? ask him; he will speak for himself.
3 22
Jesus said to them: Neither did he sin, nor his These things said his parents, because they
parents; but that the works of God might be feared the Jews: for the Jews had decided, that
seen in him. if any one should confess him to be Messiah,
4
I must work the works of him that sent me, they would expel him from the synagogue.
23
while it is day; the night cometh, in which no one For this reason his parents said, He hath
can work. come to his years, ask him.
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So long as I am in the world, I am the light of And they called a second time the man who
the world. had been blind, and said to him: Give glory to
6
And having spoken thus, he spit on the God; for we know that this man is a sinner.
25
ground, and made mud with the spittle, and He replied, and said to them: Whether he is a
spread it on the eyes of the blind man; sinner, I know not; but, one thing I know, that I
7
and said to him: Go, wash in the baptistery of was blind, and lo, now I see.
26
Siloam. And he went, and washed, and came They said to him again: What did he to thee?
away seeing. How did he open thy eyes?
27 5
He said to them: I have told you, and ye did But after a stranger the flock will not follow, but
not hear. Why would ye hear again? Do ye also it fleeth from him; because it knoweth not the
wish to become his disciples? voice of a stranger.
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But they reproached him, and said to him: This allegory spake Jesus to them; but they
Thou art his disciple, but we are the disciples of knew not what he said to them.
7
Moses. And Jesus said to them again: Verily, verily, I
29
And we know that God conversed with say to you, That I am the door of the flock.
8
Moses; but as for this man, we know not whence All those who have come, were thieves and
he is. robbers: but the flock did not hear them.
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The man replied and said to them: In this I am the door: and if any enter by me, he will
therefore is [something] to be admired, that ye live, and will come in and go out, and will find
know not whence he is, and yet he hath opened pasture.
10
my eyes. The thief cometh not, but that he may steal,
31
Now we know, that God heareth not the voice and kill, and destroy. I have come, that they may
of sinners; but him that feareth him, and doeth have life, and may have that which is excellent.
11
his pleasure, him he heareth. I am a good shepherd. A good shepherd
32
Never hath it been heard, that any one exposeth his life for the sheep.
12
opened the eyes of one born blind. But a hireling, who is not the shepherd, and
33
If this man were not of God, he could not do to whom the sheep do not belong, when he
this thing. seeth the wolf coming, leaveth the flock, and
34
They replied, and said to him: Thou wast fleeth; and the wolf cometh, and teareth, and
wholly born in sins; and dost thou teach us? And disperseth the flock.
13
they expelled him. And a hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling,
35
And Jesus heard that they had expelled him; and hath no concern for the flock.
14
and he found him, and said to him: Believest I am a good shepherd; and I know my own
thou on the Son of God? [sheep], and am known by my own.
36 15
And he that was healed, answered and said: As my Father knoweth me, so know I my
My Lord, who is he, that I may believe on him? Father; and I expose my life for the flock.
37 16
Jesus said to him: Thou hast seen him, and it And I have other sheep, which are not of this
is he that talketh with thee. fold: and them also I must bring; and they will
38
And he said: My Lord, I believe: and he fell hear my voice; and the whole will be one flock,
down, and worshipped him. and one shepherd.
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And Jesus said: For the judgment of this For this cause my Father loveth me, that I lay
world, have I come; that they who see not, might down my life, to resume it again.
18
see; and that they who see, might become blind. There is no one that taketh it from me; but I
40
And [some] of those Pharisees who were with lay it down of my own pleasure: for I have
him, heard these things; and they said to him: authority to lay it down, and authority to resume
How? Are we also blind? it again; because I have received this command
41
Jesus said to them: If ye were blind, ye would from my Father.
19
be without sin; but now ye say, We see; And again there was a division among the
therefore your sin is established. Jews, on account of these sayings.
20
And many of them said: He hath a demon,
10:1 Verily, verily, I say to you, That he who and is wholly beside himself; why hear ye him?
21
doth not enter by the door into the fold of the But others said: These are not the discourses
flock, but climbeth up in some other place, he is of a demoniac: can a demon open the eyes of
a thief and a robber. one blind?
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But he that entereth by the door, is the And the feast of the dedication was [held] at
shepherd of the flock. Jerusalem, and it was winter.
3 23
And to him the door-keeper openeth the door; And Jesus walked in the temple, in the porch
and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth the of Solomon.
24
sheep by their names, and leadeth them out. And the Jews gathered around him; and said
4
And when he hath led out his flock, he goeth to him: how long holdest thou our mind in
before it; and his sheep follow him, because suspense? If thou art the Messiah, tell us plainly.
25
they know his voice. Jesus answered, and said to them: I have
told you, and ye did not believe. The works
4
which I do in the name of my Father, they testify And Jesus said: This sickness is not that of
of me death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of
26
But ye do not believe, because ye are not of God may be glorified by means of it.
5
my sheep, as I have said to you. Now Jesus loved Martha and Mary, and
27
My sheep hear my voice: and I know them: Lazarus.
6
and they go after me. And when he heard that he was sick, he
28
And I give to them life eternal: and they will remained in the place where he was two days.
7
never be lost: nor will any one pluck them from And afterwards he said to his disciples: Come,
my hand. let us go again into Judaea.
29 8
For my Father, who gave [them] to me, is His disciples say to him: Our Rabbi, the Jews
greater than all; nor can any pluck from my have just sought to stone thee; and goest thou
Father's hand. again thither.
30 9
I and my Father are one. Jesus said to them: Are there not twelve hours
31
And again the Jews took up stones, to stone in the day? And if a man walk in the daytime, he
him. stumbleth not; because he seeth the light of the
32
Jesus said to them: Many good works have I world.
10
showed you from my Father; for which of those But if one walk in the night, he stumbleth;
works do ye stone me? because there is no light in him.
33 11
The Jews said to him: It is not on account of These things said Jesus, and afterwards he
good works, that we stone thee: but because said to them: Lazarus our friend reposeth. But I
thou blasphemest; and, whilst thou art a man, go to awake him.
12
thou makest thyself God. His disciples say to him: Our Lord, if he
34
Jesus said to them: Is it not written in your sleepeth, he is recovering.
13
law, I have said, Ye are gods? But Jesus spoke of his death; and they
35
If he called them gods, because the word of thought, he spoke of the sleep of repose.
14
God was with them, and the scripture cannot be Then Jesus said to them explicitly; Lazarus is
nullified; dead.
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do ye say to him, whom the Father, hath And I rejoice, for your sakes, that I was not
sanctified and sent into the world, Thou there; that ye may believe. But let us go there.
16
blasphemest; because I said to you, I am the Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his
Son of God? fellow-disciples: Let us also go [and] die with
37
And if I do not the works of my Father, him.
17
believe me not. And Jesus came to Bethany, and found that
38
But if I do [them], although ye believe not me, he had been in the grave four days.
18
yet believe the works; that ye may know and Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, distant
believe, that my Father is in me, and I in my from it about fifteen furlongs.
19
Father. And many of the Jews had come to Martha
39
And again they sought to lay hold of him; but and Mary, to comfort them concerning their
he escaped out of their hands; brother.
40 20
and retired to the other side of the Jordan, to And Martha, when she heard that Jesus was
the place where John at first baptized, and coming, went out to meet him; but Mary was
tarried there. sitting in the house.
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And many persons came to him: and they And Martha said to Jesus: My Lord, if thou
said, John indeed wrought not even one sign; hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22
but every thing that John said of his man, was But even now, I know, that whatever thou wilt
true. ask of God, he will give it thee.
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And many believed on him. Jesus said to her: Thy brother will rise.
24
Martha said to him: I know, that he will rise in
11:1 And a certain man was sick, Lazarus of the the consolation, at the last day.
25
town of Bethany, the brother of Mary and Jesus said to her: I am the consolation, and
Martha. life. And he that believeth in me, though he
2
It was that Mary who anointed the feet of should die, will live.
26
Jesus with perfume, and wiped [them] with her And every one that liveth, and believeth in
hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. me, will not die for ever. Believest thou this?
3
And his two sisters sent to Jesus, and said:
Our Lord, he whom thou lovest is sick.
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She said to him: Yes, my Lord; I believe, that But some of them went to the Pharisees, and
thou art the Messiah, the Son of God, that told them all that Jesus had done.
47
cometh into the world. And the chief priests and Pharisees
28
And when she had thus said, she went and assembled together, and said: What shall we
called her sister Mary, secretly, and said to her: do? For this man worketh many signs.
48
Our Rabbi hath come, and calleth for thee. And if we thus let him alone, all the people
29
And Mary, when she heard [it], rose up will believe in him; and the Romans will come,
quickly, and went to meet him. and will take away our place and our nation.
30 49
And Jesus had not yet entered the village, but But, one of them, named Caiaphas, was the
was in the place where Martha met him. high priest of that year; and he said to them: Ye
31
Those Jews also, who were with her in the know not any thing.
50
house and consoled her, when they saw that Neither do ye consider, that it is expedient for
Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed us, that one man die for the people, and not that
after her; for they supposed, she was going to this whole people perish.
51
the grave to weep. This he said, however, not from the
32
And Mary, when she came where Jesus was promptings of his own mind; but being the high
and saw him, fell at his feet, and said to him: If priest of that year, he prophesied, that Jesus
thou hadst been here, my Lord, my brother had was about to die for the people:
52
not died. and not only for the people, but also that he
33
And when Jesus saw her weeping, and the might collect together the sons of God that were
Jews weeping who came with her, he was dispersed.
53
moved in spirit, and was agitated. And from that day, they plotted to kill him.
34 54
And he said: Where have ye laid him? They And Jesus did not walk openly among the
say to him: Our Lord, come, and see. Jews; but retired from them to a place near the
35
And the tears of Jesus came. wilderness, to a town called Ephraim; and there
36
And the Jews said: See, how much he loved he abode with his disciples.
55
him. And the passover of the Jews drew near: and
37
And some of them said: Could not he who many went up from the villages to Jerusalem,
opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused before the feast, that they might purify
that this also should not have died? themselves.
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And Jesus, still agitated within, came to the And they sought for Jesus; and they said one
grave. Now the grave was a cave, and a stone to another, in the temple: What think ye? that he
was laid upon its entrance. will not come to the feast?
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And Jesus said: Take away this stone. And the chief priests and the Pharisees had
Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: commanded that if any one knew where he was,
My Lord, by this time he is putrid; for four days he should make it known to them, that they
have elapsed. might take him.
40
Jesus said to her: Did I not tell thee, that if
thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory 12:1 And six days before the passover, Jesus
of God? came to Bethany, where was that Lazarus whom
41
And they took away the stone. And Jesus Jesus raised from the dead.
2
raised his eyes on high, and said: Father, I thank And they made a supper for him there: and
thee that thou hast heard me. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of the
42
And I know that thou hearest me always; but guests with him.
3
on account of this multitude that standeth here, I And Mary took an alabaster box of perfume of
say these things; that they may believe, that choice spikenard, of great price; and anointed
thou hast sent me. the feet of Jesus; and she wiped his feet with
43
And when he had thus spoken, he called with her hair. And the house was filled with the odor
a loud voice: Lazarus, come forth! of the perfume.
44 4
And the dead man came forth, with his hands Then said Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples,
and his feet swathed with bandages, and his he that was about to betray him:
5
face with a napkin. Jesus said to them: Loose Why was not this ointment sold for three
him, and let him go. hundred denarii, and given to the poor?
45 6
And many of the Jews who had come to And this he said, not be cause he cared for the
Mary, when they saw what Jesus did, believed poor, but because he was thief, and held the
on him. purse, and carried what was put in it.
7 26
But Jesus said: Let her alone; she hath kept it If any one is servant to me, he will come after
for the day of my burial. me; and where I am, there also will my servant
8
For the poor are always with you, but I am not be. Him that serveth me, will the Father honor.
27
with you always. Behold, now is my soul troubled; and what
9
And great multitudes of the Jews heard that he shall I say? My Father, deliver me from this
was there: and they came, not only on account hour? But for this very cause, came I to this
of Jesus, but also that they might see Lazarus, hour.
28
whom he raised from the dead. Father, glorify thy name! And a voice was
10
And the chief priests deliberated about killing heard from heaven: I have glorified [it]; and I will
even Lazarus: glorify [it] again.
11 29
because many of the Jews, on his account, And the multitude standing by, heard [it]; and
went and believed in Jesus. they said: There was thunder. But others said:
12
And the next day, a great multitude who had An angel spoke with him.
30
come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus Jesus answered, and said to them: This voice
was coming to Jerusalem, was not for my sake, but for yours.
13 31
took boughs of palm-trees, and went out to Now is the judgment of this world: now the
meet him. And they cried, and said: Hosanna, ruler of this world is cast out.
32
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will
LORD, the king of Israel! draw all men to me.
14 33
And Jesus found an ass, and sat upon it; as it And this he said, to show by what manner of
is written death, he was to die.
15 34
Fear not, daughter of Sion. Behold, thy king The multitude said to him: We have heard
cometh to thee; and he rideth upon a colt, the from the law, that the Messiah abideth for ever:
foal of an ass. [and] how sayest thou, that the Son of man is to
16
These things understood not his disciples, at be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?
35
that time; but when Jesus was glorified, then his Jesus said to them: A short time longer, the
disciples remembered that these things were light is with you. Walk, while ye have the light,
written of him, and that they did them to him. lest the darkness overtake you. He that walketh
17
And the multitude that had been with him, in the dark, knoweth not whither he goeth.
36
testified that he had called Lazarus from the While the light is with you, confide in the light;
grave, and raised him from the dead. that ye may be children of the light. These things
18
And for this reason, great multitudes went out said Jesus, and departed, and concealed
to meet him, as they had heard that he wrought himself from them.
37
this sign. And although he wrought all these signs
19
But the Pharisees said, one to another: Do ye before them, they believed him not;
38
see, that ye are gaining nothing? For, lo, the that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be
whole world is going after him. fulfilled, who said: My Lord; who hath believed
20
And there were also among the people, some our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD
who had come up to worship at the feast. revealed?
21 39
These came, and approached Philip, who For this reason they could not believe,
was of Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him: My because Isaiah said again:
40
lord, we are desirous to see Jesus. They have blinded their eyes, and darkened
22
Philip came and told Andrew; and Andrew their hearts; that they might not see with their
and Philip told Jesus. eyes, and understand with their heart, and be
23
And Jesus answered, and said to them: The converted; and I should heal them.
41
hour is come that the Son of man should be These things spake Isaiah, when he saw his
glorified. glory, and spoke of him.
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Verily, verily, I say to you, That a kernel of And of the chiefs also, many believed on him;
wheat, unless it fall and die in the ground, but on account of the Pharisees, they did not
remaineth alone; but if it die, it produceth confess [him], lest they should be put out of the
numerous fruits. synagogue;
25 43
He that loveth his life, will lose it; and he that for they loved the praise of men, more than
hateth his life, in this world, will preserve it unto the praise of God.
44
life everlasting. And Jesus cried, and said: He that believeth
in me, believeth not in me, but in him that sent
me.
45 12
And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent And when he had washed their feet, he
me. resumed his long garments, and reclined. And
46
I have come into the world, a light, that he said to them: Understand ye what I have
whoever believeth in me, might not abide in done to you?
13
darkness. Ye call me, Our Rabbi, and Our Lord; and ye
47
And whoever shall hear my words, and not speak well; for I am so.
14
observe them, I judge him not; for I did not come If then I, your Lord and your Rabbi, have
to judge the world, but to vivify the world. washed your feet, how much more ought ye to
48
Whoever rejecteth me, and receiveth not my wash the feet of one another?
15
words, there is one to judge him; the word which For I have given you this example, that ye
I speak, will judge him, at the last day. might do, as I have done to you.
49 16
For I have not spoken from myself; but the Verily, verily, I say to you, That no servant is
Father who sent me, he gave me greater than his lord; and no legate is greater
commandment, what I should speak, and what I than he who sent him.
17
should say. If ye know these things, happy will ye be if ye
50
And I know that his commandment is life do them.
18
eternal. Therefore, these things which I speak, Not of you all, do I speak: I know whom I
as my Father hath said to me, so I speak. have chosen. But that the scripture may be
fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me, hath lifted
13:1 And before the feast of the passover, Jesus his heel against me.
19
knew that the hour had come when he should From this time, I tell you, before it occurs, that
depart from this world unto the Father. And he when it shall occur, ye may know that I am he.
20
loved his own [people], who were in the world; Verily, verily, I say to you: He that receiveth
and he loved them unto the end. him whom I send, receiveth me; and he that
2
And when the supper was passed, it had been receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.
21
injected by Satan into the heart of Judas These things said Jesus, and he was agitated
Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him. in his spirit; and he testified, and said: Verily,
3
And Jesus, because he knew that the Father verily, I say to you, That one of you will betray
had given all things into his hands; and that he me.
22
came out from the Father, and was going to And the disciples stared at one another;
God; because they knew not, of whom he spake.
4 23
arose from the supper, and laid aside his long And there was one of his disciples, who was
garments, and took a linen cloth, and wrapped it reclining on his bosom, he whom Jesus loved;
24
about his loins; to him Simon Cephas beckoned, that he
5
and poured water into a wash-basin, and should ask him, who it was of whom he spoke.
25
began to wash the feet of his disciples: and he And that disciple fell upon the breast of
wiped them with the linen cloth with which he Jesus, and said to him: My Lord, which is he?
26
had girded his loins. Jesus answered and said: He it is, to whom I
6
And when he came to Simon Cephas, Simon give the bread when I have dipped it. And Jesus
said to him: Dost thou, my Lord, wash my feet dipped the bread, and gave it to Judas Iscariot,
for me? the son of Simon.
7 27
Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do, And after the bread, then Satan entered into
thou understandest not now: but hereafter thou him. And Jesus said to him: What thou doest, do
wilt understand. quickly.
8 28
Simon Cephas said to him: Never shalt thou And no one of those reclining, knew,
wash my feet. Jesus said to him: Unless I wash wherefore he said this to him.
29
thee, thou hast no part with me. For some of them supposed, because the
9
Simon Cephas said to him: Then, my Lord, not purse was in the hands of Judas, that Jesus
my feet only shalt thou wash, but also my hands expressly charged him to buy something needful
and my head. for the feast, or that he should give something to
10
Jesus said to him: He that hath bathed, the poor.
30
needeth not but to wash his feet; for he is all And Judas took the bread at once, and went
clean. And ye also are clean; but not all of you. out of the house. And it was night when he went
11
For Jesus knew, who would betray him: out.
31
therefore he said, Ye are not all clean. And Jesus said: Now is the Son of man
glorified; and God is glorified in him.
32
And if God is glorified in him, God will glorify greater than these will he do, because I go unto
him in himself; and will glorify him speedily. my Father.
33 13
My children, a little longer I am with you; and And what ye shall ask in my name, I will do
ye will seek for me; and, as I said to the Jews, for you; that the Father may be glorified in his
Whither I go ye cannot come, so I now say to Son.
14
you. And if ye shall ask of me, in my name, I will
34
A new commandment I give to you, that ye be do [it].
15
affectionate to each other. As I have loved you, If ye love me, keep my commands.
16
do ye also love one another. And I will ask of my Father, and he will give
35
By this will every one know that ye are my you another Comforter, that he may be with you
disciples, if ye have love for each other. for ever,
36 17
Simon Cephas said to him: Our Lord, whither the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot
goest thou? Jesus answered, and said to him: receive, because it seeth him not, and knoweth
Whither I go, thou canst not now come after me; him not: but ye know him, because he abideth
but thou wilt at last come. with you, and is in you.
37 18
Simon Cephas said to him: My Lord, why can I shall not leave you orphans: for I shall come
I not come after thee? I would lay down my life to you in a little while.
19
for thee. And the world will not see me; but ye will see
38
Jesus said to him: Wouldst thou lay down thy me. Because I live, ye will live also.
20
life for me? Verily, verily, I say to thee, The cock In that day ye will know, that I am in my
will not crow, until thou hast three times denied Father; and that ye are in me, and I in you.
21
me. He, with whom are my commands, and who
keepeth them, he it is that loveth me. And he
14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in that loveth me, will be loved by my Father: and I
God, and, believe in me. will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
2 22
There are many mansions in the house of my Judas, not Iscariot, said to him: My Lord, how
Father: and if not, I would have told you; for I go is it that thou art to manifest thyself to us, and
to prepare a place for you. not to the world?
3 23
And if I go to prepare for you a place, I will Jesus answered, and said to him: He that
come again and take you to myself; that where I loveth me, observeth my instruction; and my
am, there ye may be also. Father will love him, and we will come to him,
4
And whither I go, ye know; and the way ye and make our abode with him.
24
know. But he that loveth me not, observeth not my
5
Thomas said to him: Our Lord, we know not instruction. And the instruction which ye hear, is
whither thou goest; and how can we know the not mine, but the Father's who sent me.
25
way? These things have I said to you, while I was
6
Jesus said to him: I am the way, and truth, and with you.
26
life: no one cometh unto my Father, but by me. But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the
7
If ye had known me, ye would also have Father will send in my name, he will teach you
known my Father: and henceforth, ye know him, every thing, and will remind you of all that I say
and have seen him. to you.
8 27
Philip said to him: Our Lord, show us the Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to
Father, and it will suffice for us. you. It is not as the world giveth, that I give to
9
Jesus said to him: Have I been all this time you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor be
with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? afraid.
28
He that seeth me, seeth the Father: and how Ye have heard what I said to you that I go
sayest thou, Show us the Father? away, and come [again] to you. If ye had loved
10
Believest thou not, that I am in my Father, me, ye would have rejoiced, that I go to my
and my Father in me? And the words which I Father; for my Father is greater than I.
29
speak, I speak not from myself: but my Father, And now, lo, I have told you, before it
who dwelleth in me, he doeth these works. occurreth; so that when it shall have occurred,
11
Believe, that I am in my Father, and my ye may believe.
30
Father in me. And if not, believe, at least, on Hereafter I shall not converse much with you;
account of the works. for the ruler of this world cometh, and hath
12
Verily, verily, I say to you: He that believeth in nothing in me.
me, the works which I do, will he also do. And
31 19
But that the world may know, that I love my And if ye were of the world, the world would
Father, and as my Father commanded me, so I love what is of it. But ye are not of the world, for
do. Arise; let us go hence. I have chosen you out of the world; for this
cause, the world hateth you.
20
15:1 I am the true vine; and my Father is the Remember the word that I spoke to you, That
cultivator. there is no servant, who is greater than his lord.
2
Every branch in me, which yieldeth not fruits, If they have persecuted me, they will also
he taketh it away: and that which yieldeth fruits, persecute you; and if they have observed my
he cleanseth it, that it may yield more fruits. teaching, they will also observe yours.
3 21
Ye henceforth are clean, on account of the But all these things will they do to you, on
discourse I have held with you . account of my name, because they know not
4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch him that sent me.
22
cannot yield fruits of itself, unless it abide in the If I had not come and discoursed with them,
vine; so also, neither can ye, unless ye abide in sin would not have been to them; but now there
me. is no excuse for their sins.
5 23
I am the vine, and ye are the branches. He He that hateth me, hateth my Father also.
24
that abideth in me, and I in him, he yieldeth If I had not wrought before them works which
much fruit; for without me, ye can do nothing. no other person ever did, sin would not have
6
And if a man abide not in me, he is cast forth been to them: but now they have seen, and
as a withered branch; and they gather it up, and have hated, both me and my Father;
25
cast it into the fire to be burned. so that in them will be fulfilled the word which
7
But if ye shall abide in me, and my instructions is written in their law: They hated me, without a
shall abide in you, whatever ye shall be pleased cause.
26
to ask, it will be given to you. But when the Comforter shall come, whom I
8
In this is the Father glorified, that ye bear will send to you from my Father, that Spirit of
much fruit; and ye will be my disciples. truth who proceedeth from the Father, He will
9
As my Father hath loved me, I also have loved testify of me.
27
you: abide ye in the love of me. And do ye also testify; for ye have been with
10
If ye shall keep my commands, ye will abide me from the beginning.
in the love of me, as I have kept the commands
of my Father, and abide in his love. 16:1 . These things have I said to you, that ye
11
These things have I spoken to you, that my may not be stumbled.
2
joy may be in you, and that your joy may be For they will eject you from their synagogues;
complete. and the hour will come, that whoever shall kill
12
This is my command, that ye love one you, will suppose that he presenteth an offering
another, as I have loved you. to God.
13 3
There is no greater love than this, that a man And these things will they do, because they
lay down his life for his friends. have not known either my Father, or me.
14 4
Ye are my friends, if ye do all that I command These things have I spoken to you, that when
you. the time of them cometh, ye may recollect, that I
15
I no longer call you servants; because a told you of them. And I did not tell you these
servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I things from the beginning, because I was with
have called you my friends; because, whatever I you.
5
have heard from my Father, I have made known But now, I am going to Him that sent me; and
to you. none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
16 6
It is not ye that chose me, but I that have And because I have told you these things,
chosen you; and I have appointed you, that ye sorrow hath come and hath filled your hearts.
7
also should go and yield fruits, and that your But I tell you the truth, that it is profitable for
fruits should continue; so that whatever ye may you that I go away; for, if I go not away, the
ask of my Father in my name, he may give it Comforter will not come to you; but if I go, I will
you. send him to you.
17 8
These things I command you, that ye should And when he is come, he will convict the world
love one another. of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
18 9
And if the world hate you, know ye, that it Of sin because they believe not in me:
10
hated me before you. and of righteousness, because I go to my
Father, and ye see me no more:
11 27
and of Judgment, because the ruler of this for the Father himself loveth you, because ye
world is judged. have loved me, and have believed that I
12 11
Moreover, I have much to say to you: but ye proceeded from the presence of the Father .
28
cannot comprehend [it] now. I proceeded forth from before the Father, and
13
But when the Spirit of truth shall come, he will came into the world; and again I leave the world,
lead you into all the truth. For he will not speak and go to the Father.
29
from his own mind; but whatever he heareth, His disciples say to him: Lo, now thou
that will he speak: and he will make known to speakest plainly, and thou utterest no allegory.
30
you things to come. Now know we, that thou knowest every thing;
14
He will glorify me; because he will receive of and thou hast no need, that any one should ask
what is mine, and will show [it] to you. thee: by this we believe, that thou didst proceed
15
Whatever the Father hath, is mine: therefore from God.
31
said I to you that he will receive of what is mine, Jesus said to them: Do ye believe?
32
and will show [it] to you. Behold, the hour cometh, and hath now
16
A little while, and ye will not see me; and come, when ye will be dispersed, each to his
again a little while, and ye will see me; because I place; and ye will leave me alone. But I am not
go to the Father. alone, for the Father is with me.
17 33
And his disciples said one to another: What is These things have I said to you, that in me ye
this that he saith to us, A little while, and ye will might have peace. In the world ye will have
not see me and again a little while, and ye will trouble: but, take courage, I have vanquished
see me, because I go to my Father? the world.
18
And they said: What is this little while, of
which he speaketh? We know not what he saith. 17:1 These things spake Jesus, and lifted up his
19
And Jesus knew, that they desired to ask eyes to heaven, and said: My Father, the hour is
him; and he said to them: Are ye debating with come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify
each other, of what I said to you, A little while, thee.
2
and ye will not see me, and again a little while, As thou hast given him authority over all flesh,
and ye will see me? that he might give life eternal to as many as thou
20
Verily, verily, I say to you, That ye will weep hast given him.
3
and lament: And the world will rejoice, while to And this is life eternal, that they may know
you will be sorrow. But your sorrow will be thee, that thou art the only true God, and whom
turned to joy. thou hast sent, Jesus Messiah.
21 4
A woman, in bringing forth, hath sorrow, for I have glorified thee on the earth; the work
the day of her travail hath come: but when she which thou gavest me to do, I have finished.
5
hath brought forth a son, she remembereth not And now, my Father, glorify thou me, with that
her anguish, because of the joy that a human glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6
being is born into the world. I have made known thy name to the men,
22
Ye also now have sorrow; but I will see you whom thou gavest me from the world: thine they
again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will were, and thou gavest them to me; and they
deprive you of your joy. have kept thy word.
23 7
And in that day ye will ask me nothing. Verily, Now I have known, that whatever thou hast
verily, I say to you, That whatsoever ye shall ask given me, was from thee.
8
of my Father in my name, he will give to you. For, the words thou gavest to me, I have given
24
Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name. to them; and they have received them, and have
Ask, and ye will receive; that your joy may be known certainly, that I came from thy presence;
complete. and they have believed that thou didst send me.
25 9
These things have I spoken to you in And I pray for them; it is not for the world that I
allegories: but the hour will come, when I shall pray, but for them whom thou hast given me, for
not speak to you in allegories, but I will speak to they are thine.
10
you plainly of the Father. And all that is mine is thine, and what is thine
26
In that day ye will ask in my name; and I do is mine; and I am glorified in them.
not say to you, that I will pray to the Father for
you;
11
John 16:27 – Most Western Peshitto MSS have “of
God.” However, The Eastern Peshitta has “the
Father.”
11
Henceforth I am not in the world; but these there was a garden, into which he and his
are in the world, and I go to thee. Holy Father, disciples entered.
2
keep them in that thy name, which thou hast And Judas also, the betrayer, knew the place;
given to me; that they may be one, as we are. because Jesus often there met with his
12
While I have been with them in the world, I disciples.
3
have kept them in thy name. Those thou gavest Then Judas received a regiment, and from the
me, have I kept; and none of them is lost, but presence of the chief priests and Pharisees he
the son of perdition, that the scripture might be had officials; and he came to the place with
fulfilled. lanterns and lamps and weapons.
13 4
But now I come to thee; and these things I And Jesus, as he knew every thing that was to
speak in the world, that my joy may be complete befall him, went forth and said to them: Whom
in them. seek ye?
14 5
I have given them thy word: and the world They say to him: Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus
hath hated them, because they are not of the said to them: I am he. And Judas the betrayer
world, even as I am not of the world. was also standing with them.
15 6
I pray not, that thou wouldst take them out of And when Jesus said to them, I am he, they
the world, but that thou wouldst keep them from drew back and fell upon the ground.
7
evil: And again Jesus asked them: Whom seek ye?
16
for they are not of the world, even as I am not And they said: Jesus the Nazarean.
8
of the world. Jesus said to them: I have told you that I am
17
Father, sanctify them by thy truth, thy word is he; and if ye seek me, let these go away:
9
the truth. that the speech might be fulfilled, which he
18
As thou didst send me into the world, so have uttered: Of them, whom thou hast given me, I
I also sent them into the world. have lost not even one.
19 10
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they And Simon Cephas had upon him a sword;
also may be sanctified by the truth. and he drew it, and smote a servant of the high
20
And it is not for them only that I pray, but also priest, and cut off his right ear. And the servant's
for those who shall believe in me through their name was Malchus.
11
discourse; And Jesus said to Cephas: Put the sword into
21
that they all may be one; as thou, my Father, its sheath. The cup which my Father hath given
[art] in me, and I in thee; that they also may be me, shall I not drink it?
12
one in us; so that the world may believe, that Then the regiment and the chiliarchs and the
thou didst send me. officials of the Jews laid hold of Jesus, and
22
And the glory which thou gavest me, I have bound him;
13
given them; that they may be one, as we are and they led him first to the presence of
one. Annas; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas,
23
I in them, and thou in me; that they may be who was the high priest of that year.
14
perfected into one; and that the world may know And it was Caiaphas who counselled the
that thou didst send me, and that thou hast Jews, that it was expedient, one man should die
loved them as also thou hast loved me. for the people.
24 15
Father, I desire that those whom thou hast And Simon Cephas and one other of the
given me, may also be with me where I am; that disciples went after Jesus. And that other
they may see that glory of mine which thou hast disciple knew the high priest; and he entered
given me, as thou lovedst me before the with Jesus into the hall.
16
foundation of the world. But Simon stood without at the door; and that
25
My righteous Father, the world hath not other disciple, who knew the high priest, went
known thee; but I have known thee, and these out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in
have known, that thou didst send me. Simon.
26 17
And I have made known to them thy name; And the maid who kept the door, said to
and I will make it known; so that the love, with Simon: Art not thou also one of this man's
which thou lovedst me, may be in them, and I in disciples? And he said: I am not.
18
them. And the servants and officials were standing,
and had placed a fire to warm themselves
19
18:1 These things spake Jesus, and went forth And the high priest interrogated Jesus
with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where respecting his disciples, and respecting his
doctrine.
20 37
And Jesus said to him: I have discoursed Pilate said to him . Then thou art a king?
openly with the people, and have at all times Jesus said to him: Thou hast said, that I am a
taught in the synagogue and in the temple, king. For this was I born; and for this came I into
where all the Jews assemble; and I have uttered the world, that I might bear testimony to the
nothing in private. truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my
21
Why dost thou interrogate me? Ask them who voice.
38
have heard, what I said to them: lo, they know Pilate said to him: What is the truth? And as
what I have said. he said this, he went out again to the Jews, and
22
And as he said these things, one of the said to them: I find not any crime in him.
39
officials standing by, smote the cheek of Jesus, And ye have a custom that I should release
and said to him: Givest thou such an answer to one to you at the passover; will ye, therefore,
the high priest? that I release to you this king of the Jews?
23 40
Jesus replied, and said to him: If I have And they all cried out, and said: Not this man,
spoken evil bear witness of that evil; but if well, but Barabbas. Now this Barabbas was a robber.
why smitest thou me?
24
Now Annas had sent Jesus bound to 19:1 Then Pilate scourged Jesus.
2
Caiaphas the high priest. And the soldiers braided a crown of thorns,
25
And Simon Cephas was standing and and put it on his head; and they clothed him in
warming himself; and they said to him: Art not purple garments:
3
thou also one of his disciples? And he denied, and they said: Hail, king of the Jews! and
and said: I am not. smote him on his cheeks.
26 4
And one of the servants of the high priest, a And Pilate went out again, and said to them:
kinsman of him whose ear Simon cut off, said to Lo, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that
him: Did I not see thee with him in the garden? I find against him no offence whatever.
27 5
And again Simon denied: and at that moment And Jesus went forth, having on him the
the cock crew. crown of thorns, and the purple garments. And
28
And they led Jesus from the presence of Pilate said to them: Behold, the man!
6
Caiaphas unto the Praetorium; and it was And when the chief priests and officials saw
morning. But they did not enter the Praetorium, him, they cried out, and said: Hang him; hang
lest they should defile themselves before they him. Pilate said to them: Take ye him, and
had eaten the passover. crucify him; for I find no offence in him.
29 7
And Pilate went forth to them without, and The Jews say to him: We have a law, and,
said to them: What accusation have ye against according to our law, he deserveth death,
this man? because he made himself the Son of God.
30 8
They replied, and said to him: If he were not a And when Pilate heard that declaration, he
malefactor, we should not have delivered him up feared the more.
9
to thee. And he went again into the Praetorium; and he
31
Pilate said to them: Take ye him, and judge said to Jesus: Whence art thou? And Jesus
him according to your law. The Jews said to him: gave him no answer.
10
It is not lawful for us to put a man to death: Pilate said to him: Wilt thou not speak to me?
32
that the speech of Jesus might be fulfilled, Knowest thou not, that I have authority to
when he made known by what death he was to release thee, and have authority to crucify thee?
11
die. Jesus said to him: Thou wouldst have no
33
And Pilate went into the Praetorium, and authority at all over me, if it were not given to
called Jesus, and said to him: Art thou the king thee from on high: therefore his sin who
of the Jews? delivered me up to thee, is greater than thine.
34 12
Jesus said to him: Sayest thou this of thyself, And for this reason, Pilate was disposed to
or have others said [it] to thee of me? release him. But the Jews cried out: If thou
35
Pilate said to him: Am I a Jew? Thy release this man, thou art not Caesar's friend:
countrymen and the chief priests have delivered for whoever maketh himself a king, is the
thee to me. What hast thou done? adversary of Caesar.
36 13
Jesus said to him: My kingdom is not of this And when Pilate heard this declaration, he
world. If my kingdom were of this world, my brought Jesus forth, and sat upon the tribunal, in
servants would have fought, that I might not be a place called the pavement of stones; but in
delivered up to the Jews: but now, my kingdom Hebrew it is called Gabbatha.
is not from hence.
14 30
And it was the preparation for the passover; And when Jesus had received the vinegar, he
and it was about the sixth hour. And he said to said: Lo; Done. And he bowed his head, and
the Jews: Behold, your king. yielded up his spirit.
15 31
But they cried out: Away with him, away with And because it was the preparation, the Jews
him; hang him, hang him. Pilate said to them: said: These bodies must not remain all night
Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests said upon the cross: because the sabbath was
to him: We have no king, but Caesar. dawning; and the day of that sabbath was a
16
Then he delivered him to them, that they great day. And they requested of Pilate, that
might crucify him. And they took Jesus, and led they should break the legs of those crucified,
him away, and take them down.
17 32
bearing his cross, to a place called a Skull, And the soldiers came, and broke the legs of
and in Hebrew called Golgotha; the first, and of the other that was crucified with
18
where they crucified him; and two others with him.
33
him, the one on this side, and the other on that, But when they came to Jesus, they saw that
and Jesus in the middle. he was already dead; and they broke not his
19
And Pilate also wrote a tablet, and affixed it to legs.
34
his cross. And thus it was written: THIS IS But one of the soldiers thrust a spear into his
JESUS THE NAZAREAN, KING OF THE JEWS. side; and immediately there issued out blood
20
And many of the Jews read this label; and water.
35
because the place where Jesus was crucified, And he who saw [it], hath testified: and his
was near to Jerusalem; and it was written in testimony is true: and he knoweth, that he
Hebrew and Greek and Latin. speaketh the truth, that ye also may believe.
21 36
And the chief priests said to Pilate: Write not For these things occurred, that the scripture
that he is king of the Jews, but that he said I am might be fulfilled, which said: A bone of him shall
king of the Jews. not be broken.
22 37
Pilate said: What I have written, I have And again another scripture, which saith:
written. They will look on him, whom they pierced.
23 38
And the soldiers, when they had crucified After these things, Joseph of Ramath, for he
Jesus, took his garments and made four parcels was a disciple of Jesus, and kept concealed
of them, a parcel for each of the soldiers. And through fear of the Jews, requested of Pilate,
his tunic was without seam from the top, woven that he might take away the body of Jesus. And
throughout. Pilate permitted. And he came, and bore away
24
And they said one to another: We will not the body of Jesus.
39
rend it, but will cast the lot upon it, whose it shall And there came also Nicodemus, he who
he. And the scripture was fulfilled, which said: previously came to Jesus by night, and he
They divided my garments among them; and brought with him a compound of myrrh and
upon my vesture they cast the lot. These things aloes, about a hundred pounds.
40
did the soldiers. and they bore away the body of Jesus, and
25
And there were standing near the cross of wound it in linens and aromatics, as it is the
Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, and custom of the Jews to bury.
41
Mary [the wife] of Cleophas, and Mary And there was a garden in the place where
Magdalena. Jesus was crucified, and in the garden a new
26
And Jesus saw his mother, and that disciple sepulchre in which no person had ever been
whom he loved, standing by, and he said to his laid.
42
mother: Woman, behold, thy son. And there they laid Jesus, because the
27
And he said to that disciple: Behold, thy sabbath had commenced, and because the
mother. And from that hour, the disciple took her sepulchre was near.
near himself.
28
After these things, Jesus knew that every 20:1 And the first day of the week, in the
thing was finished; and, that the scripture might morning, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalena
be fulfilled, he said: I thirst. came to the sepulchre: and she saw that the
29
And a vessel was standing there, full of stone was removed from the grave.
2
vinegar. And they filled a sponge with the And she ran, and came to Simon Cephas, and
vinegar, and put it on a hyssop [stalk], and bore to that other disciple whom Jesus loved, and
it to his mouth. said to them: They have taken away our Lord
20
from the sepulchre, and I know not where they Having said this, he showed them his hands
have laid him. and his side. And the disciples rejoiced, when
3
And Simon set out, and the other disciple, and they saw our Lord.
21
they were going to the sepulchre. And Jesus said to them; Peace be with you.
4
And they both ran together; but that disciple As my Father hath sent me, I also send you.
22
outran Simon, and came first to the sepulchre. And as he said these things, he breathed on
5
And he looked in, and saw the linen cloths them, and said to them: Receive ye the Holy
lying: but he did not go in. Spirit.
6 23
And after him came Simon; and he entered If ye shall remit sins to any one, they will be
the sepulchre, and saw the linen cloths lying; remitted to him; and if ye shall retain [those] of
7
and the napkin, that had been wrapped about any one, they will be retained.
24
his head, was not with the linen cloths, but was But Thomas, who was called the Twin, one of
folded up, and laid in a place by itself. the twelve, was not there with them, when Jesus
8
Then entered also the disciple who came first came.
25
to the sepulchre; and he saw, and believed. And the disciples said to him: We have seen
9
For they had not yet learned from the our Lord. But he said to them: Unless I see in his
scriptures, that he was to arise from the dead. hands the places of the nails, and put my fingers
10
And those disciples went away again to their into them, and extend my hand to his side, I will
place. not believe.
11 26
But Mary remained standing at the sepulchre, And after eight days, the disciples were again
and weeping; and as she wept, she looked into within, and Thomas with them: and Jesus came,
the sepulchre while the doors were closed, stood in the midst,
12
and saw two angels in white, who were and said to them: Peace be with you.
27
sitting, one at the pillows and one at the feet, And he said to Thomas: Reach hither thy
where the body of Jesus was laid. finger, and look at my hands; and reach out thy
13
And they said to her: Woman, why weepest hand and extend it to my side: and be not
thou? She said to them: Because they have incredulous, but believing.
28
taken away my Lord, and I know not where they And Thomas answered, and said to him: My
have laid him Lord, and my God!
14 29
Having said this, she turned round, and saw Jesus said to him: Now, when thou hast seen
Jesus standing, but did not know that it was me, thou believest: blessed are they, who have
Jesus. not seen me, yet believe.
15 30
Jesus said to her: Woman, why weepest And many other signs did Jesus before his
thou? and, whom dost thou seek? And she disciples, which are not written in this book.
31
supposed that he was the gardener: and she But these are written, that ye may believe that
said to him: My lord, if thou hast borne him Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God; and that
away, tell me where thou hast laid him, [and] I when ye believe, ye may have life eternal by his
will go and take him away. name.
16
Jesus said to her: Mary! And she turned, and
said to him in Hebrew: Rabbuni; which is 21:1 After these things, Jesus showed himself
interpreted Teacher. again to his disciples, at the sea of Tiberias: and
17
Jesus said to her: Touch me not; for not yet he showed himself thus:
2
have I ascended to my Father. But go to my There were together, Simon Cephas, and
brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my Thomas called the Twin, and Nathaniel who was
Father and your Father, and to my God and your of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee,
God. and two other of the disciples.
18 3
Then came Mary Magdalena, and told the Simon Cephas said to them: I will go [and]
disciples that she had seen our Lord; and that catch fishes. They said to him: We will go with
he had said these things to her. thee. And they went, and embarked in a ship:
19
And on the evening of that first day of the and that night, they caught nothing.
4
week, the doors being shut where the disciples And when it was morning, Jesus stood on the
were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came, and shore of the sea: and the disciples did not know
stood in the midst of them, and said to them: that it was Jesus.
5
Peace be with you. And Jesus said to them: Lads, have ye any
thing to eat? They say to him: No.
6
He said to them: Cast your net on the right fell on the breast of Jesus at the supper, and
side of the ship, and ye will find them. And they said, My Lord, who is it will betray thee?
21
cast; and they could not draw up the net, Him Cephas saw, and said to Jesus: My
because of the multitude of fishes it contained. Lord, as for this man, what?
7 22
And that disciple whom Jesus loved, said to Jesus said to him: If I will, that he abide here
Cephas: That is our Lord. And Simon, when he until I come, what [is that] to thee? Follow thou
heard that it was our Lord, took his tunic, and me.
23
girded his loins, for he had been naked, and And this saying went forth among the
threw himself into the sea, to go to Jesus. brethren, that this disciple would not die. Yet
8
But the other disciples came in the ship, for Jesus did not say, that he would not die; but, If I
they were not very far from the land, only about will that he abide here until I come, what [is that]
two hundred cubits, and they dragged the net to thee.
24
with the fishes. This is the disciple who hath testified of all
9
And when they came upon the land, they saw these things, and hath written them: and we
coals placed, and fish laid on them, and bread. know, that his testimony is true.
10 25
And Jesus said to them: Bring [some] of the And there are also many other things, which
fishes, which ye have just caught. Jesus did; which, if written out with particularity,
11
And Simon Cephas embarked, and drew the the world itself, as I suppose, would not suffice
net to land, full of huge fishes, one hundred and for the books that would be written.
fifty and three. And with all this weight, the net
was not rent.
12
And Jesus said to them: Come and dine. And
no one of the disciples presumed to ask him,
who he was; for they knew that it was our Lord.
13
And Jesus came, and took bread and fishes,
and gave to his disciples.
14
This is the third time that Jesus appeared to
his disciples when he had arisen from the dead.
15
And when they had dined, Jesus said to
Simon Cephas: Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou
me, more than these do? He said to him: Yes,
my Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus
said to him: Feed my lambs for me.
16
Again, he said to him the second time:
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said to
him: Yes, my Lord; thou knowest that I love
thee. Jesus said to him: Feed my sheep for me.
17
Again, Jesus said to him the third time:
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? And it
grieved Cephas, that he said to him the third
time, Lovest thou me; and he said to him: My
Lord, thou understandest all things, thou
knowest that I love thee. Jesus said to him:
Feed my sheep for me.
18
Verily, verily, I say to thee: When thou wast
young, thou girdedst thy own loins, and walkedst
whither it pleased thee: but when thou shalt be
old, thou wilt extend thy hands, and another will
gird thy loins for thee, and will conduct thee
whither thou wouldst not.
19
And this he said, to show by what death he
was to glorify God. And having said these
things, he said to him: Follow me.
20
And Simon turned himself, and saw coming
after him, that disciple whom Jesus loved, who
The Book of Acts
15
1:1 The former book have I written, O And in those days stood up Simon Cephas in
Theophilus concerning all the things which our the midst of the disciples, (the persons there
Lord Jesus Messiah began to do and teach, assembled being about one hundred and
2
until the day when he was taken up, after he twenty,) and said:
16
had instructed those legates whom he had Men, brethren, it was right that the scripture
chosen by the Holy Spirit. should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spake,
3
To whom also he showed himself alive after by the mouth of David, concerning Judas who
he had suffered, by numerous signs, during forty was guide to them that apprehended Jesus.
17
days, while he was seen by them, and spoke of For he was numbered with us, and had a part
the kingdom of God. in this ministry.
4 18
And when he had eaten bread with them, he He purchased a field with the wages of sin;
instructed them not to depart from Jerusalem, and he fell upon his face on the ground, and
but to wait for the promise of the Father, which burst in the middle, and all his entrails were
(said he) ye have heard from me. poured out.
5 19
For John baptized with water; but ye will be And this was known to all that dwelt at
baptized with the Holy Spirit after not many Jerusalem; so that the field was called, in the
days. language of the country, Aceldama, which is
6
And they, when assembled, asked him and interpreted Field of Blood.
20
said to him: Our Lord, wilt thou at this time For it is written, in the book of Psalms: Let his
restore the kingdom to Israel? habitation be desolate, and let no resident be in
7
He said to them: It is not yours, to know the it; and let another take his service.
21
time or times which God hath placed in his own It should therefore be, that one of these
power. persons, who have been with us all the time that
8
But when the Holy Spirit shall come upon you, our Lord Jesus went in and out with us,
22
ye will receive energy, and will be witnesses for commencing from the baptism of John, unto
me in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and also the day he was taken up from us,---should be,
among the Samaritans, and unto the ends of the with us, a witness of his resurrection.
23
earth. And they proposed two, Joseph called
9
And when he had said these things, while they Barsabas, whose surname was Justus, and
beheld him, he was taken up, and a cloud Matthias.
24
received him, and he was hidden from their And when they had prayed, they said: Thou,
eyes. LORD, knowest what is in the hearts of all,
10
And while they were looking toward heaven, manifest which thou hast chosen of these two,
25
as he departed, two men were found standing that he should take part in this ministry and
near them, in white garments, legateship, from which Judas broke away, that
11
and saying to them: Ye Galilean men, why he might go to his own place.
26
stand ye and look toward heaven? This Jesus, And they cast lots, and it came upon
who is taken up from you to heaven, will so Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven
come, as ye have seen him ascend to heaven. legates.
12
And afterwards they returned to Jerusalem
from the mount called the place of Olives, which 2:1 And when the days of pentecost were fully
was near to Jerusalem, and distant from it about come, while they were all assembled together,
2
seven furlongs. suddenly there was a sound from heaven, as
13
And when they had entered, they went to an of a violent wind; and the whole house where
upper chamber; where were Peter, and John, they were sitting was filled with it.
3
and James, and Andrew, and Philip, and And there appeared to them tongues, which
Thomas, and Matthew, and Bartholomew, and were divided like flame; and they rested upon
James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, each of them.
4
and Judas the son of James. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit,
14
All these unitedly persevered in prayer, with and began to speak in diverse languages, as the
one soul, together with the women, and with Spirit gave them to speak.
Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
5 23
Now there were resident at Jerusalem persons him, being hereto appointed by the
who feared God, Jews from all the nations under prescience and the good pleasure of God,---ye
heaven. have delivered into the hands of the wicked; and
6
And when that sound occurred, all the people have crucified and slain.
24
collected together; and they were agitated, But God hath resuscitated him, and hath
because they every one heard them speaking in loosed the cords of the grave; because it could
their own languages. not be, that he should be held in the grave.
7 25
And they were all astonished, and wondered, For David said of him: I foresaw my Lord at
saying one to another: All these who speak all times; for he is on my right hand, so that I
behold, are they not Galileans? shall not be moved.
8 26
And how do we hear, each his own language, Therefore my heart doth rejoice, and my glory
in which we were born? exult, and also my body shall abide in hope.
9 27
Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and For thou wilt not leave my soul in the grave,
those dwelling between the rivers, Jews and nor wilt thou give thy pious one to see
Cappadocians, and those from the region of corruption.
28
Pontus and of Asia, Thou hast revealed to me the path of life;
10
and those from the region of Phrygia, and of thou wilt fill me with joy with thy presence.
29
Pamphylia, and of Egypt, and of the parts of Men, brethren, I may speak to you explicitly
Lybia near Cyrene, and those who have come of the patriarch David, that he died, and also
from Rome, Jews and proselytes; was buried; and his sepulchre is with us to this
11
and those from Crete, and Arabians.---Lo, we day.
30
hear them speak in our own languages the For he was a prophet, and he knew, that God
wonders of God. had sworn to him by an oath: Of the fruit of thy
12
And they all wondered and were astonished, bowels, I will seat [one] on thy throne.
31
saying one to another: From whom is this thing? And he foresaw, and spoke of the
13
Others however ridiculed them, saying: They resurrection of Messiah, that he was not left in
have drunken new wine, and are intoxicated. the grave, neither did his body see corruption.
14 32
And afterwards Simon Cephas rose up, with This Jesus hath God resuscitated; and we all
the eleven legates, and elevated his voice, and are his witnesses.
33
said to them: Men, Jews, and all ye that reside And he it is, who is exalted by the right hand
at Jerusalem; be this known to you, and hearken of God, and hath received from the Father a
ye to my words. promise respecting the Holy Spirit, and hath sent
15
For these are not intoxicated, as ye suppose: this gift which, lo, ye see and hear.
34
for lo, it is yet but the third hour. For David hath not ascended into heaven;
16
But this is what was spoken by Joel the because he himself said: The LORD said to my
prophet: Lord, seat thyself at my right hand,
17 35
It shall be in the last days, saith God, that I until I shall place thy enemies a footstool to
will pour my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons thy feet.
36
shall prophesy, and your daughters and your Therefore, let all the house of Israel know,
young men shall see visions, and your old men assuredly, that God hath made that Jesus whom
shall dream dreams. ye crucified, to be LORD and Messiah.
18 37
And upon my servants and my handmaids And when they heard these things, they were
will I pour my Spirit, in those days, and they shall agitated in their heart; and they said to Simon
prophesy. and to the rest of the legates: Brethren, what
19
And I will give signs in heaven, and prodigies shall we do?
38
on earth, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. Simon said to them: Repent, and be baptized
20
And the sun shall be turned into darkness, every one of you, in the name of the LORD
and the moon into blood, before that great and Jesus, for the remission of sins; so that ye may
fearful day of the LORD come. receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
21 39
And it shall be, that whoever will call on the For the promise is to you, and to your
name of the LORD, shall live. children, and to all those afar off whom God will
22
Men, sons of Israel, hear ye these words: call.
40
Jesus the Nazarean, a man made manifest And in many other words he testified to them,
among you by God, by those deeds of power and entreated of them, saying: Live ye from this
and prodigies which God wrought among you by perverse generation.
his hand, as ye yourselves know;
41 11
And some of them readily received his And as he held fast to Simon and John, all
discourse, and believed, and were baptized. And the people admiring ran to them at the portico
there were added, on that day, about three called Solomon's.
12
thousand souls. And when Simon saw [it], he answered and
42
And they persevered in the doctrine of the said to them: Men, sons of Israel, why do ye
legates; and were associated together in prayer, wonder at this? or why do ye gaze on us, as if
and in breaking the eucharist. by our own power or authority we had made this
43
And fear was on every mind: and many signs man to walk?
13
and prodigies were [wrought] by the hand of the The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of
legates in Jerusalem. Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his
44
And all they who believed, were together; and Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied in
whatever belonged to them, was of the the presence of Pilate, when he would have
community. justified him and set him free.
45 14
And they who had a possession, sold it, and But ye denied the holy and just One, and
divided to each one as he had need. demanded that a murderer should be released
46
And they continued daily in the temple, with to you.
15
one soul: and at home, they broke bread and And that Prince of life ye slew; and him, hath
took food rejoicing, and in the simplicity of their God raised from the dead, and all of us are
heart. witnesses of it.
47 16
And they praised God, and had favor with all And, by the faith in his name, he hath
the people. And our Lord added daily to the strengthened and cured this man, whom ye see
assembly those who became alive. and know; and faith in him hath given the man
this soundness before you all.
17
3:1 And it occurred, as Simon Cephas and John And now, my brethren, I know that through
went together up to the temple, at the time of misapprehensions ye did this, as did also your
prayer, being the ninth hour, chiefs:
2 18
that, lo, those accustomed to bring a man and God, according as he had previously
lame from his mother's womb, brought him and announced by the mouth of all the prophets that
laid him at the gate of the temple called the Messiah would suffer, hath in this manner
Beautiful; that he might ask alms of those going fulfilled [it].
19
into the temple. Repent, therefore, and be converted; that so
3
This man, when he saw Simon and John your sins may be blotted out, and times of rest
going into the temple, asked them to give him may come to you from before the face of the
alms. LORD;
4 20
And Simon and John looked on him, and said and he may send to you him, who was made
to him: Look on us. ready for you, Jesus the Messiah:
5 21
And he looked on them, expecting to receive whom the heavens must retain, until the
something from them. completion of the times of those things, which
6
Simon said to him: Gold and silver, I have not; God hath spoken by the mouth of his holy
but what I have, I give to thee; in the name of prophets of old.
22
our Lord Jesus Messiah, the Nazarean, rise up For Moses said: A prophet, like me, will the
and walk. LORD raise up to you, from among your brethren;
7
And he took him by the right hand, and raised to him hearken ye, in all that he shall say to you.
23
him up: and forthwith, his feet and his heels And it will be, that every soul who will not
recovered strength. hearken to that prophet, that soul shall perish
8
And he sprang, stood up, and walked: and he from his people.
24
entered with them into the temple, walking, and And all the prophets that have been, from
leaping, and praising God. Samuel and those after him, have spoken and
9
And all the people saw him, as he walked and proclaimed of these days.
25
praised God. Ye are the children of the prophets: and that
10
And they knew that he was the beggar, who covenant which God made with our fathers,---
sat daily and asked alms, at the gate called when he said to Abraham, that in thy seed shall
Beautiful: and they were filled with wonder and all the families of the earth be blessed,
26
admiration at what had occurred. he hath first established to you: and God hath
sent his Son to bless you, if ye will be converted,
and repent of your wickedness.
17
But that the fame of it spread no further, let
4:1 And while they were speaking these words us interdict their speaking any more to any man
to the people, the priests and the Sadducees in this name.
18
and the rulers of the temple rose up against And they called them, and commanded them
them; not to speak nor to teach at all in the name of
2
being angry with them, that they taught the Jesus.
19
people, and preached a resurrection from the Simon Cephas and John answered, and said
dead by the Messiah. to them: Whether it be right before God, that we
3
And they laid hands on them, and kept them hearken to you more than to God, judge ye.
20
until the next day; because evening was drawing For we cannot but speak that which we have
near. seen and heard.
4 21
And many who had heard the word, believed; And they threatened them, and dismissed
and they were, in number, about five thousand them. For they found no ground for punishing
men. them, because of the people: for every one
5
And the next day, the rulers and the Elders praised God for what had been done;
22
and the Scribes assembled; for the man, on whom this sign of healing had
6
and also Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, been wrought, was more than forty years old.
23
and John, and Alexander, and they who were of And when they were dismissed, they went to
the kindred of the high priests. their brethren, and told them all that the priests
7
And when they had set them in the midst, they and Elders had said.
24
interrogated them: By what power or what name, And they, when they heard [it], unitedly lifted
have ye done this? up their voice to God and said: LORD, thou art
8
Then Simon Cephas was filled with the Holy God, who hast made heaven, and earth, and
Spirit, and said to them: Ye rulers of the people, seas, and every thing in them.
25
and Elders of the house of Israel, hear ye. And it is thou who hast said, by the Holy Spirit
9
If we are judged by you this day, respecting in the mouth of David thy servant: Why do the
the good deed done to the infirm man, by what nations rage, and the people imagine a vain
means he was healed; thing?
10 26
be it known to you, and to all the people of The kings of the earth and the potentates
Israel, that by the name of Jesus Messiah the stood up, and they consulted together, against
Nazarean, whom ye crucified, and whom God the LORD, and against his anointed.
27
hath raised from the dead, lo, by him, doth this For, in reality, against thy holy Son Jesus
[man] stand here before you recovered. whom thou hast anointed, Herod and Pilate, with
11
This is the stone, which ye builders rejected; the Gentiles and the congregation of Israel, have
and it hath become the head of the corner. been combined together in this city,
12 28
Neither is there deliverance in any other; for to do whatever thy hand and thy pleasure
there is not another name under heaven, which previously marked out to be done.
29
is given to men, whereby to live. And also now, LORD, behold and see their
13
And when they heard the speech of Simon menaces: and grant to thy servants, that they
and John, which they pronounced confidently, may proclaim thy word boldly,
30
they reflected that these were unlearned and while thou extendest thy hand for cures and
plebeian men, and they were surprised at them, prodigies, to be done in the name of thy holy
and recognized them as having been conversant Son Jesus.
31
with Jesus. And when they had prayed and made
14
And they saw that the lame man, who had supplications, the place in which they were
been healed, stood near them; and they could assembled was shaken; and they were all filled
say nothing to confront them. with the Holy Spirit, and spoke the word of God
15
Then they commanded to remove them from boldly.
32
the presence of the council; and said one to And in the assembly of the persons that
another: believed, there was one soul, and one mind: and
16
What shall we do to these men? For lo, that a no one of them said, of the property he
manifest sign hath been wrought by them, is possessed, that it was his own; but whatever
known to all that reside at Jerusalem, and we was theirs, it was the community's.
33
cannot deny it. And with great power, the legates testified to
the resurrection of Jesus Messiah: and great
grace was with them all.
34 13
And no one among them was destitute; for And of the others, no one ventured to come
those who possessed lands or houses, sold, and near them; but the people magnified them.
14
brought the price of what was sold, And the more were those added who feared
35
and placed [it] at the feet of the legates; and the LORD, a multitude both of men and of
distribution was made to every one, as he had women.
15
need. So that they brought out into the streets the
36
And Joseph, who by the legates was sick, laid on beds, that when Simon should pass,
surnamed Barnabas, (which is interpreted Son at least his shadow might cover them.
16
of Consolation,) a Levite of the country of And many came to them from other cities
Cyprus, around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those
37
had a field: and he sold it, and brought the who had unclean spirits; and they were all
price of it, and laid [it] before the feet of the cured.
17
legates. And the high priest was filled with indignation,
and all those with him who were of the doctrine
5:1 And a certain man whose name was of the Sadducees.
18
Ananias, with his wife whose name was And they laid hands on the legates, and took
Sapphira, sold his field, and bound them in prison.
2 19
and carried away [part] of the price and Then the angel of the LORD, by night, opened
concealed it, his wife consenting; and he the door of the prison, and let them out; and said
brought [a part] of the money, and laid [it] before to them:
20
the feet of the legates. Go, stand in the temple, and speak to the
3
And Simon said to him: Ananias, why hath people all these words of life.
21
Satan so filled thy heart, that thou shouldst lie And in the morning, they went and entered
against the Holy Spirit, and conceal of the into the temple, and taught. And the high priest
money of the price of the field? and those with him, convoked their associates
4
Was it not thine own before it was sold? And and the Elders of Israel, and sent to the prison to
when sold, again thou hadst authority over the bring forth the legates.
22
price of it. Why hast thou set thy heart to do this And when those sent by them went, they
purpose? Thou hast not lied against men, but found them not in the prison; and they returned
against God. and came back,
5 23
And when Ananias heard these words, he fell and said: We found the prison carefully
down, and died. And great fear was upon all closed, and also the keepers standing before the
them that heard [of it]. doors; and we opened, but found no one there.
6 24
And the young men among them arose, and And when the chief priests and rulers of the
gathered him up, and carried [him] out, and temple heard these words, they were astonished
buried him. at them; and they studied what this could mean.
7 25
And when three hours had passed, his wife And one came and informed them: Those
also came in, without knowing what had men, whom ye shut up in the prison, lo, they are
occurred. standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
8 26
Simon said to her: Tell me, if ye sold the field Then went the rulers with attendants, to bring
for this price? And she said: Yes, for this price. them without violence; for they feared, lest the
9
Simon said to her: Since ye have been equals people should stone them.
27
in tempting the Spirit of the LORD, lo, the feet of And when they had brought them, they
the buriers of thy husband are at the door, and placed them before the whole council; and the
they will carry thee out. high priest began to say to them:
10 28
And immediately she fell before their feet, Did we not strictly charge you, to teach no
and died. And those young men came in, and person in this name? And behold, ye have filled
found her dead; and they took up, carried forth, Jerusalem with your doctrine; and ye would
and buried her by the side of her husband. bring the blood of this man upon us.
11 29
And great fear was on all the assembly, and And Simon, with the legates, answered and
on all them that heard [it]. said to them: God is to be obeyed, rather than
12
And there were many signs and prodigies men.
30
wrought by the legates among the people. And The God of our fathers hath raised up that
they were all assembled together in the porch of Jesus, whom ye slew when ye hanged him on a
Solomon. tree.
31
Him hath God established as a head and testimony, men full of the Spirit of the LORD, and
vivifier; and hath exalted him to his own right of wisdom; that we may place them over this
hand, so that he might give repentance and business:
4
remission of sins to Israel. and we will continue in prayer, and in the
32
And we are the witnesses of these things; ministration of the word.
5
and also the Holy Spirit, whom God giveth to And this proposal was acceptable before all
them that believe in him. the people. And they elected Stephen, a man
33
And when they heard these things, they who was full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; and
burned with indignation, and thought of putting Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,
them to death. and Parmenas, and Nicolas an Antiochian
34
Then rose up one of the Pharisees whose proselyte.
6
name was Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, and These stood before the legates; and when
honored by all the people; and he directed them they had prayed, they laid the hand on them.
7
to put the legates aside for a short time. And the word of God increased, and the
35
And he said, to them: Men, sons of Israel, number of disciples was enlarged at Jerusalem
take heed to yourselves, and consider what ye greatly; and many people from among the Jews,
ought to do in regard to these men. were obedient to the faith.
36 8
For before this time, rose up Theudas, and And Stephen was full of grace and energy;
said of himself, that he was some great one; and and he wrought signs and prodigies among the
there went after him about four hundred men. people.
9
And he was slain; and they who went after him, And there rose up some of the synagogue
were dispersed and became as nothing. which is called that of the freed men, Cyrenians,
37
And after him, rose up Judas a Galilean, in and Alexandrians, and persons from Cilicia and
the days when the people were enrolled for the from Asia; and they disputed with Stephen.
10
capitation tax; and he seduced much people And they could not withstand the wisdom and
after him. And he died, and all they that went the Spirit that spoke by him.
11
after him were dispersed. Then they sent men, and instructed them to
38
And now, I say to you: Desist from these say: We have heard him speak words of
men, and let them alone. For if this device and blasphemy, against Moses and against God.
12
this work originate from men, they will dissolve And they excited the people, and the Elders,
and come to nothing. and the Scribes; and they came, and rose upon
39
But if it be from God, it is not in your power to him, and seized him, and carried him into the
frustrate it: that ye may not be found placing midst of the council.
13
yourselves in opposition to God.---And they And they set up false witnesses, who said:
assented to him. This man ceaseth not to utter words contrary to
40
And they called the legates, and scourged the law, and against this holy place.
14
them, and commanded them not to teach in the For we have heard him say, that this Jesus
name of Jesus, and dismissed them. the Nazarean will destroy this place, and will
41
And they went from before them, rejoicing change the rites which Moses delivered to you.
15
that they were worthy to suffer abuse on account And all they who were sitting in the council
of that name. looked upon him, and they beheld his face, as
42
And they ceased not to teach daily, in the the face of an angel.
temple and at home, and to preach concerning
our Lord Jesus Messiah. 7:1 And the high priest asked him: Are these
things so?
2
6:1 And in those days, when the disciples had And he said: Men, brethren, and our fathers,
become numerous, the Grecian disciples hear ye. The God of glory appeared to our father
murmured against the Hebrew, because their Abraham, when he was between the rivers,
widows were neglected in the daily ministration before he came to reside in Charran;
3
[to the needy]. and he said to him: Depart from thy country,
2
And the twelve legates convoked the whole and from thy kindred, and go to a land which I
company of the disciples, and said to them: It is will show to thee.
4
not proper, that we should neglect the word of And then Abraham departed from the land of
God, and serve tables. the Chaldeans, and came and dwelt in Charran.
3
Therefore brethren, search out, and elect from And from there, after his father had died, God
among you, seven men of whom there is good
22
removed him to this land, in which ye this day And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom
dwell. of the Egyptians; and he was eminent in his
5
And he did not give him an inheritance in it, words, and also in his deeds.
23
not even a foot-track: but he promised that he And when he was forty years old, it came into
would give it him, as an inheritance to him and his heart to visit his brethren, the children of
to his seed, when as yet he had no son. Israel.
6 24
And God conversed with him, and said to him: And he saw one of the race of his kindred
Thy seed will be a sojourner in a foreign land; treated with violence; and he avenged him, and
and they will reduce it to servitude, and will treat did him justice, and killed the Egyptian who had
it ill, during four hundred years. abused him.
7 25
And the nation, to whom they perform And he supposed that his brethren the sons
bondservice, I will judge saith God. And of Israel would have understood, that by his
afterwards, they will go out, and will worship me hand God would give them deliverance; but they
in this land. understood not.
8 26
And he gave them the covenant of And on another day, he appeared to them, as
circumcision. And then he begat Isaac, and they were quarrelling one with another. And he
circumcised him the eighth day. And Isaac begat exhorted them to become reconciled, saying:
Jacob: and Jacob begat our twelve fathers. Men, ye are brethren; why do ye seek to harm
9
And those our fathers envied Joseph, and sold each other?
27
him into Egypt: but God was with him, But he who did the wrong to his fellow,
10
and delivered him from all his afflictions; and repulsed him from him, and said to him: Who
gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, constituted thee a ruler and a judge over us?
28
king of Egypt, and he made him chief over Dost thou seek to kill me, as thou killedst the
Egypt, and over all his house. Egyptian yesterday?
11 29
And there was a famine and great distress in And Moses fled at that speech, and became
all Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, and our a sojourner in the land of Midian. And he had
fathers lacked food. two sons.
12 30
And when Jacob heard that there was bread- And when forty years had been passed by
stuff in Egypt, he sent our fathers a first time. him there, the angel of the LORD appeared to
13
And when they went the second time, Joseph him in the wilderness of mount Sinai, in a fire
made himself known to his brethren; and the that burned in a bush.
31
kindred of Joseph was known to Pharaoh. And when Moses saw [it], he admired the
14
And Joseph sent and brought is father Jacob, sight: and as he drew near to behold [it], the
and all his family; and they were in number LORD said to him, audibly:
32
seventy and five souls. I am the God of thy fathers, the God of
15
And Jacob went down into Egypt; and he died Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. And
there, he and our fathers. Moses trembled, and dared not to gaze at the
16
And he was transported to Sychem, and was sight.
33
deposited in the sepulchre which Abraham And the LORD said to him: Loose thy shoes
bought with money of the sons of Emmor. from thy feet; for the ground on which thou
17
And when the time arrived for that which God standest is holy.
34
had promised to Abraham with an oath, the I have attentively seen the affliction of my
people had multiplied and become strong, in people, who are in Egypt; and I have heard their
Egypt: groans, and have come down to deliver them.
18
until there arose another king over Egypt, And now, come, I will send thee to Egypt.
35
who knew not Joseph. This Moses, whom they rejected, saying,
19
And he dealt craftily with our kindred, and ill- Who constituted thee a ruler and judge over us?
treated our fathers, and gave orders that their this same did God, by the hand of the angel that
infants should be cast away, and should not live. appeared to him in the bush, send to them to be
20
At that time was Moses born; and he was their captain and deliverer.
36
lovely to God: and he was nursed three months He it was that brought them out, working
in his father's house. signs and wonders and prodigies in the land of
21
And when he was cast out, by his people, the Egypt, and at the sea of rushes, and in the
daughter of Pharaoh found him, and brought him desert, forty years.
37
up for her own son. This Moses is the man who said to the
children of Israel: A prophet, like me, will the
54
LORD God raise up to you from among your And when they heard these things, they were
brethren; to him give ear. filled with rage in their souls; and they gnashed
38
He it was, who was in the congregation in the their teeth against him.
55
wilderness, with the angel that conversed with And he, as he was full of faith and of the Holy
him and with our fathers at mount Sinai; and he Spirit, looked towards heaven, and saw the glory
it was, received the living words to give [them] to of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of
us. God.
39 56
And our fathers would not hearken to him, but And he said: Lo, I see heaven open, and the
forsook him, and in their hearts returned again to Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
57
Egypt; And they cried out with a loud voice, and
40
when they said to Aaron: Make us gods who stopped their ears, and all rushed upon him.
58
may go before us; because, as for this Moses And they seized him, and hurried him out of
who brought us from the land of Egypt, we know the city, and stoned him. And they who testified
not what hath become of him. against him, laid their clothes at the feet of a
41
And he made them a calf in those days; and certain young man who was called Saul.
59
they offered sacrifices to idols, and were And they stoned Stephen, while he prayed
voluptuous with the work of their hands. and said: Our Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
42 60
And God turned away, and gave them up to And when he had kneeled down, he cried
worship the hosts of heaven: as it is written in with a loud voice, and said: Our Lord, establish
the book of the prophets: Did ye, for forty years, not this sin against them. And when he had said
in the wilderness, present to me a slain animal this, he fell asleep.
or a sacrifice, ye sons of Israel?
43
But ye bore the tabernacle of Malchum, and 8:1 And Saul was consenting and participating
the star of the god Rephon, images which ye in his death.---And there was, in that day, a
had made, that ye might bow down to them. I great persecution against the church that was at
will transport you beyond Babylon. Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed, except
44
Lo, the tabernacle of the testimony of our the legates, among the villages of Judaea and
fathers, was in the wilderness; as he who talked likewise among the Samaritans.
2
with Moses, commanded to make it after the And believing men gathered up and buried
form which he showed him. Stephen. And they lamented over him greatly.
45 3
And this same tabernacle, our fathers, with And Saul persecuted the church of God,
Joshua, actually brought into the land which God entering houses, and dragging forth men and
gave to them for an inheritance from those women and committing them to prison.
4
nations which he drove out before them; and it And they who were dispersed, travelled about,
was borne about, until the days of David. and preached the word of God.
46 5
He found favor before God; and he And Philip went down to a city of the
requested, that he might find a residence for the Samaritans, and preached concerning the
God of Jacob. Messiah.
47 6
But Solomon built the house. And when the people who were there heard
48
Yet the most High lodgeth not in a work of his discourse, they gave ear to him, and
[human] hands; as saith the prophet: acquiesced in all that he said; because they saw
49
Heaven is my throne, and earth the footstool the signs which he wrought.
7
under my feet. What is the house, ye will build For many who were possessed by unclean
for me? saith the LORD: or, what is the place of spirits, cried with a loud voice, and came out of
my repose? them: and others, who were paralytic and lame,
50
Lo, hath not my hand made all these things? were healed.
51 8
O ye stiff of neck, and uncircumcised in their And there was great joy in that city.
9
heart, and in their hearing; ye do always set And there was a certain man there, whose
yourselves against the Holy Spirit; as your name was Simon, who had resided in that city a
fathers, so also ye. long time, and who seduced the people of the
52
For, which of the prophets did not your Samaritans by his sorceries, magnifying himself,
fathers persecute and kill, [even] them, who and saying, I am a great personage.
10
foretold the coming of the Just One, whom ye And they all inclined towards him, great and
delivered up and slew? small; and they said, This is the mighty power of
53
And ye have received the law by the God.
ordination of angels, and have not kept it.
11 28
And they acquiesced in him, because for a And as he turned to go, he was sitting in his
long time he had astonished them by his chariot, and was reading in Isaiah the prophet.
29
sorceries. And the Holy Spirit said to Philip: Go near,
12
But when they gave credence to Philip, as he and join thyself to the chariot.
30
preached the kingdom of God, in the name of And when he came near, he heard him
our Lord Jesus Messiah; they were baptized, reading in Isaiah the prophet; and he said to
both men and women. him: Understandest thou what thou readest?
13 31
And Simon himself also believed, and was And he said: How can I understand, unless
baptized, and adhered to Philip. And when he some one instruct me? And he requested of
saw the signs and mighty deeds which were Philip, that he would come up and sit with him.
32
wrought by his hand, he was surprised and And the section of scripture in which he was
astonished. reading, was this: As a lamb to the slaughter he
14
And when the legates at Jerusalem, heard was led away, and as a sheep before the
that the people of the Samaritans had received shearer is silent, so also he in his humility
the word of God, they sent out to them Simon opened not his mouth.
33
Cephas and John. From prison and from judgment he was
15
And they went down, and prayed over them, carried: and his generation, who will declare? for
that they might receive the Holy Spirit. his life is taken away from the earth.
16 34
For he was not yet on any one of them; and And the eunuch said to Philip: I pray thee, of
they had only been baptized in the name of our whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or
Lord Jesus. of some other person?
17 35
Then they laid the hand on them; and they Then Philip opened his mouth and, from that
received the Holy Spirit. scripture, began to preach to him concerning our
18
And when Simon saw that, by the imposition Lord Jesus.
36
of a hand of the legates, the Holy Spirit was And as they proceeded on the way, they
given, he offered them money, came to a certain place in which there was
19
saying: Give me also this prerogative, that he water. And the eunuch said: Lo, [here is] water;
on whom I impose a hand, may receive the Holy what doth forbid, that I should be baptized?
37
Spirit. [And Philip said: If thou believest with all thy
20
Simon Cephas said to him: Thy money go heart, it is allowable. And he answered, and
with thee to perdition! because thou hast said: I believe that Jesus Messiah is the Son of
12
supposed, that the gift of God may be God.]
38
purchased by a worldly substance. And he commanded the chariot to stop; and
21
Thou hast no part nor lot in this faith; because they both went down to the water, and Philip
thy heart is not right before God. baptized the eunuch.
22 39
Nevertheless, repent of this thy wickedness, And when they came up from the water, the
and entreat of God, if perhaps the guile of thy Spirit of the LORD caught away Philip; and the
heart may be forgiven thee. eunuch saw him no more; but he went on his
23
For I perceive that thou art in the bitter gall way rejoicing.
40
and in the bonds of iniquity. And Philip was found at Azotus; and from
24
Simon answered and said: Intercede ye with there he travelled about, and preached in all the
God for me, that nothing of which ye have cities, until he came to Caesarea.
mentioned may come upon me.
25
And Simon and John, when they had 9:1 And Saul was still full of threats and deadly
testified, and had taught them the word of God, hatred against the disciples of our Lord.
2
returned to Jerusalem. And they had preached And he requested that a letter from the high
in many villages of the Samaritans. priest might be given him unto Damascus to the
26
And the angel of the LORD spake with Philip, synagogues; that if he should find persons
and said to him: Arise, go to the south, along the pursuing this course, men or women, he might
desert way that leadeth down from Jerusalem to bind and bring them to Jerusalem.
Gaza.
27
And he arose and went. And there met him a
eunuch, who had come from Cush, an officer of
12
Candace, queen of the Cushites, who had Acts 8:37 - This 37th verse is not in any of the
charge of all her treasure; and he had come to earlier editions, and is excluded from the text of the
worship at Jerusalem. London editions of 1816 and 1826
3 20
And as he was going, and began to approach And forthwith he announced Jesus, in the
Damascus, suddenly there was poured upon synagogues of the Jews, that he is the Son of
him a light from heaven. God.
4 21
And he fell to the ground; and he heard a And all they that heard him were amazed;
voice which said to him: Saul! Saul! why and they said: Is not this he, who persecuted all
persecutest thou me? It will be hard for thee to them that call on this name in Jerusalem? And
kick against the goads. lo, for this very thing also, was he sent hither,
5
He replied, and said: Who art thou, my Lord? that he might bind and carry them to the chief
And our Lord said: I am Jesus the Nazarean, priests.
22
whom thou persecutest. But Saul was the more strengthened; and he
6
But arise and go into the city, and there it will confounded those Jews who dwelt at
be told thee what thou oughtest to do. Damascus, while he demonstrated that this is
7
And the men who travelled with him in the the Messiah.
23
way, stood amazed; for they heard merely the And when he had been there many days, the
voice, and no one was visible to them. Jews formed a conspiracy against him, to kill
8
And Saul arose from the ground; and nothing him.
24
was visible to him, with his eyes opened. And And the plot which they sought to execute
they took him by the hand, and led him into upon him, was made known to Saul: and they
Damascus. watched the gates of the city by day and by
9
And he had no sight for three days; and he night, in order to kill him.
25
neither ate nor drank. Then the disciples placed him in a basket,
10
And there was in Damascus a certain and let him down from the wall by night.
26
disciple, whose name was Ananias. And the And he went to Jerusalem; and he wished to
LORD said to him, in a vision: Ananias! And he join himself with the disciples, but they were all
said: Lo, I [am here], my Lord. afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a
11
And our Lord said to him: Arise, go to the disciple.
27
street which is called Straight; and inquire in the But Barnabas took him, and brought him to
house of Judas, for Saul who is from the city of the legates, and related to them how the LORD
Tarsus: for, lo, while he prayed, appeared to him in the way, and how he
12
he saw in vision a man named Ananias, who conversed with him; and how, in Damascus, he
came and laid his hand upon him, that his eyes had discoursed openly in the name of Jesus.
28
might be opened. And he went in and out with them, at
13
And Ananias said: My Lord, I have heard of Jerusalem.
29
this man, from many, how much evil he hath And he spoke openly in the name of Jesus
perpetrated towards thy saints at Jerusalem. and disputed with those Jews who understood
14
And, lo, here also, he hath authority from the Greek. But they wished to kill him:
30
chief priests, to bind all them that call on thy and when the brethren knew [it], they
name. conducted him by night to Caesarea, and from
15
The LORD said to him: Arise and go; for he is there they sent him to Tarsus.
31
to me a chosen vessel, to carry my name to the Moreover the church, in all Judaea, and in
Gentiles, and to kings, and among the sons of Galilee, and in Samaria, had peace and was
Israel. edified; and it walked in the fear of God, and
16
For I will show him, how much he is to suffer abounded in the consolation of the Holy Spirit.
32
on account of my name. And it occurred, that, as Simon travelled
17
Then Ananias went to the house to him; and about the cities, he came down to the saints also
he laid his hand upon him, and said to him: Saul, who dwelt in the city of Lydda.
33
my brother, our Lord Jesus, he who appeared to And he found a certain man whose name was
thee by the way as thou camest, hath sent me, Æneas, who had lain on a bed and been
that thy eyes might be opened, and thou be filled paralytic eight years.
34
with the Holy Spirit. And Simon said to him: Æneas, Jesus the
18
And immediately there fell from his eyes Messiah doth heal thee; arise, and spread thy
something like a scab; and his eyes were bed. And he rose up immediately.
35
opened. And he arose and was baptized. And all they that dwelt at Lydda and Saron,
19
And he took food, and was invigorated.---And saw him; and they turned to God.
36
he was [some] days with the disciples of And there was in the city of Joppa, a certain
Damascus. female disciple named Tabitha; [and] she was
11
rich in good works, and in the alms which she And he saw the heavens opened, and a
did. certain vessel fastened at the four corners, and
37
And she fell sick in those days, and died; and it was like a great sheet; and it descended from
they washed her, and laid her in an upper room. heaven to the earth.
38 12
And the disciples heard that Simon was in the And there were in it all fourfooted animals,
city of Lydda, which is near to Joppa; and they and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of
sent two men to him, to request of him that he heaven.
13
would not delay to come to them. And a voice came to him, which said: Simon,
39
And Simon arose and went with them. And arise, slay and eat.
14
when he arrived, they conducted him to the And Simon said: Far be it, my Lord: for never
chamber; and there were assembled around her have I eaten any thing unclean and polluted.
15
all the widows, weeping, and showing him the And again the second time, there was a voice
tunics and the cloaks which Tabitha had given to him: What God hath cleansed, make thou not
them when alive. unclean.
40 16
And Simon put all the people out, and fell on And this was done three times; and the
his knees and prayed; and he turned to the vessel was taken up to heaven.
17
corpse and said: Tabitha, arise. And she opened And while Simon was wondering with himself,
her eyes; and when she saw Simon, she sat up. what the vision he had seen could denote, the
41
And he reached to her his hand, and raised men who were sent by Cornelius arrived; and
her up: and he called the saints and the widows, they inquired for the house in which Simon
and presented her to them alive. lodged, and came and stood at the gate of the
42
And this became known throughout the city; court.
18
and many believed on our Lord. And there they called out, and asked if Simon
43
And he tarried in Joppa not a few days: and who is called Cephas lodged there?
19
he lodged in the house of Simon a tanner. And while Simon was reflecting on the vision,
the Spirit said to him: Lo, three men are inquiring
10:1 And there was a certain man in Caesarea, for thee.
20
whose name was Cornelius, a centurion of the Arise, go down, and accompany them; and let
regiment called the Italian. not thy mind hesitate, for I have sent them.
2 21
And he was righteous, and feared God, he Then Simon went down to the men, and said
and all his house; [and] he did much alms to them: I am he for whom ye inquire: what is the
among the people, and prayed to God at all cause for which ye have come?
22
times. They say to him: A certain man whose name
3
This man distinctly saw, in a vision, about the is Cornelius, a centurion fearing God, and of
ninth hour of the day, an angel of God, who whom all the people of the Jews bear good
came in to him and said to him: Cornelius! report, was told in vision, by a holy angel, to
4
And he looked upon him, and was afraid; and send and bring thee to his house, that he might
he said: What, my Lord? And the angel said to hear discourse from thee.
23
him: Thy prayers and thy alms have come up in And Simon led them in, and entertained them
remembrance before God. where he lodged. And the following day, he
5
And now, send men to the city of Joppa, and arose, departed, and went with them: and some
bring Simon who is called Cephas. of the brethren of Joppa also went with them.
6 24
Lo, he lodgeth in the house of Simon the And the next day, they entered Caesarea.
tanner, which is by the side of the sea. And Cornelius was expecting them: and all the
7
And when the angel that talked with him was kindred of his family, and also such intimate
gone, he called two of his household, and a friends as he had, were assembled with him.
25
soldier who feared God and was obedient to And as Simon came up, Cornelius met him,
him. and fell down worshipping at his feet.
8 26
And he related to them all that he had seen, And Simon raised him up, and said to him:
and sent them to Joppa. Arise; I also am a man.
9 27
And the next day, as they travelled the road And as he talked with him, he went in, and
and approached the city, Simon ascended the found that many had come there.
28
roof to pray, at the sixth hour. And he said to them: Ye know, that it is not
10
And he became hungry, and desired to eat. lawful for a Jewish man, to associate with an
And while they were providing for him, he fell alien who is not of his race: but God hath
into a trance.
45
showed me, that I should not say of any one, And the circumcised brethren who came with
that he is defiled or unclean. him, were amazed and astonished, that the gift
29
Therefore I came readily, when ye sent for of the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the
me. But, I ask you, for what cause did ye send Gentiles also.
46
for me? For they heard them speak with diverse
30
And Cornelius said to him: It is four days ago, tongues, and magnify God.
47
that, lo, I was fasting; and at the ninth hour, And Simon said: Can any one forbid water,
while I was praying in my house, a certain man that those should not be baptized, they who
stood before me, clothed in white, have received, lo, the Holy Spirit, as well as we?
31 48
and said to me: Cornelius, thy prayer is Then he commanded them to be baptized in
heard, and there is remembrance of thy alms the name of our Lord Jesus Messiah. And they
before God. requested him to remain with them [some] days.
32
But send to the city of Joppa, and bring
Simon who is called Cephas: lo, he lodgeth in 11:1 And it was reported to the legates and the
the house of Simon the tanner, which is by the brethren in Judaea, that the Gentiles also had
side of the sea. And he will come and converse received the word of God.
2
with thee. And when Simon went up to Jerusalem, they
33
And immediately I sent to thee; and thou hast who were of the circumcision contended with
done well to come: and lo, we are all of us him,
3
before thee, and desirous to hear whatever is saying; that he had gone in to be with
commanded thee from God. uncircumcised persons, and had eaten with
34
And Simon opened his mouth, and said: Truly them.
4
I discover that God is no respecter of persons. And Simon began to address them
35
but, among all the nations, he who feareth methodically:
5
him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable As I was in Joppa, praying, I saw in vision, that
with him. a certain vessel descended, which was like a
36
For [this is] the word, which he sent to the sheet, and it was tied at its four corners; and it
sons of Israel, announcing to them peace and descended from heaven and came to me.
6
rest by Jesus Messiah,---He is LORD of all; And I looked upon it, and I saw that in it were
37
and ye also know the word, which was in all fourfooted animals, and reptiles of the earth, and
Judaea, which commenced from Galilee, after fowls of heaven.
7
the baptism that John preached, And I heard a voice, which said to me: Simon,
38
concerning Jesus, who was of Nazareth, arise, slay and eat.
8
whom God anointed with the Holy Spirit and with And I said: Far be it, my Lord. For never hath
power. And he it was, who went about and any thing polluted or unclean entered my mouth.
9
healed those that were suffering from evil, And again, a voice from heaven said to me:
because God was with him. What God hath cleansed, make thou not
39
And we [are] his witnesses, as to whatever he unclean.
10
did in all the region of Judaea and in Jerusalem. And this was done three times: and the whole
This same person the Jews hanged on a tree, was taken up to heaven.
11
and slew him. And at the same instant, three men, who
40
And him did God raise up, on the third day; were sent to me by Cornelius from Caesarea,
and caused him to be seen with naked eyes; came and stood at the gate of the court where I
41
not indeed by all the people, but by us, who lodged.
12
were chosen of God to be his witnesses, [and] And the Spirit said to me: Go with them,
who ate and drank with him after his resurrection without hesitation. And these six brethren went
from the dead. also with me, and we entered the man's house.
42 13
And he commanded us to proclaim and testify And he related to us, how he had seen an
to the people, that he is appointed of God to be angel in his house, who stood and said to him:
judge of the living and of the dead. Send to the city of Joppa, and bring Simon who
43
And of him all the prophets testify, that is called Cephas;
14
whoever believeth in his name, will receive and he will utter to thee discourses, by which
remission of sins. thou wilt live, thou and all thy house.
44 15
And while Simon was uttering these things, And when I there commenced speaking, the
the Holy Spirit overshadowed all them that were Holy Spirit overshadowed them, as it did us from
hearing the word. the beginning.
16 2
And I remembered the word of our Lord, And he killed James the brother of John with
when he said: John baptized with water, but ye the sword.
3
shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit. And when he saw that this pleased the Jews,
17
If then God equally gave the gift to the he proceeded also to arrest Simon Cephas. And
Gentiles that believed in our Lord Jesus the days of unleavened bread were then
Messiah, as he did to us: who was I, that I could passing.
4
forbid God? He seized him and cast him into prison, and
18
And when they heard these words, they delivered him to sixteen soldiers, who were to
desisted; and they glorified God and said: Now guard him; that he might, after the passover,
to the Gentiles also doth God give repentance deliver him up to the people of the Jews.
5
unto life. And while Simon was in custody in the prison,
19
And they who were dispersed, by the continual prayer to God in his behalf, was
oppression which occurred on account of offered to God by the church.
6
Stephen, travelled as far as Phenicia, and even And on the night before the morning in which
to the country of Cyprus, and to Antioch, he was to be delivered up, while Simon was
speaking the word to none except to Jews only. sleeping between two soldiers, and was bound
20
And there were some of them from Cyprus with two chains, and others were guarding the
and from Cyrene, who went up to Antioch, and doors of the prison;
7
spoke to the Greeks, and preached concerning an angel of the LORD stood over him, and a
our Lord Jesus. light shone in all the building; and he pricked his
21
And the hand of the LORD was with them; and side, and awaked him, and said to him: Arise,
many believed, and turned to the LORD. instantly. And the chains fell from his hands.
22 8
And this came to the ears of the sons of the And the angel said to him: Gird thy loins, and
church at Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas to put on thy sandals. And he did so. And again he
Antioch. said to him: Wrap thyself in thy cloak, and come
23
And when he came there, and saw the grace after me.
9
of God, he rejoiced: and he entreated them, that And he went out and followed him, not
with all their heart, they would adhere to our knowing that what had been done by the angel
Lord. was a reality; for he supposed, that he saw a
24
For he was a good man, and was full of the vision.
10
Holy Spirit, and of faith. And many people were And when the first ward was passed and the
added to our Lord. second, they came to the iron gate, and it
25
And he went away to Tarsus, to seek for opened to them of its own accord. And when
Saul. they had gone out, and had passed one street,
26
And when he had found him, he brought him the angel departed from him.
11
with him to Antioch. And a whole year they met Then Simon recognized [where he was]; and
together in the church, and instructed many he said: Now I know, in reality, that G OD hath
people.---From that time forth, the disciples were sent his angel, and delivered me from the hand
first called CHRISTIANS, at Antioch. of Herod the king, and from what the Jews were
27
In those days came prophets thither from devising against me.
12
Jerusalem. And when he had considered, he went to the
28
And one of them whose name was Agabus, house of Mary, the mother of John surnamed
stood up and informed them, by the Spirit, that Mark; because many brethren were assembled
there would be a great famine in all the country. there and praying.
13
And that famine occurred in the days of Claudius And he knocked at the gate of the court; and
Caesar. a maid named Rhoda came to reply to him.
29 14
And moreover the disciples, each of them And she recognized the voice of Simon: and,
according to his several ability, determined to In her joy, she did not open to him the gate, but
send to the relief of the brethren who dwelt in ran back, and told them: Lo, Simon is standing
Judaea. at the gate of the court.
30 15
And they sent, by the hand of Barnabas and They said to her: Thou art delirious. But she
Saul, unto the Elders there. maintained that it was a fact. They said to her:
Perhaps it is his ghost.
16
12:1 And at that time Herod the king, who was And Simon was knocking at the gate; and
surnamed Agrippa, laid hands on some of the they went out, saw him, and were astonished.
church, to maltreat them.
17
And he beckoned to them with the hand to be certain man, a sorcerer, a Jew, who was a false
still; and he went in, and related to them how the prophet, and whose name was Bar-Suma.
7
LORD had released him from the prison. And he He adhered to a wise man, who was the
said to them: Tell these things to James and to proconsul, and was called Sergius Paulus. And
the brethren. And he went out, and departed to the proconsul sent for Saul and Barnabas, and
another place. requested to hear from them the word of God.
18 8
And when it was morning, there was a great And this sorcerer, Bar-Suma, (whose name is
dispute among the soldiers concerning Simon, interpreted, Elymas,) withstood them; because
what had become of him. he wished to divert the proconsul from the faith.
19 9
And Herod, when he sought him, and could And Saul who is called Paul, was filled with
not find him, arraigned the keepers, and the Holy Spirit; and he looked upon him,
10
sentenced them to die. And he went from and said: O thou full of all subtilties, and all
Judaea, and resided at Caesarea. mischiefs, thou child of the calumniator, and
20
And because he was angry against the enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease
Tyrians and Sidonians, they assembled and to pervert the right ways of the LORD?
11
came to him in a body; and having persuaded And now, the hand of the LORD is upon thee,
Blastus, the king's chamberlain, they begged of and thou shalt be blind, and shalt not see the
him that they might have peace; because the sun for a time. And immediately there fell upon
supplies of their country were derived from the him a mist and darkness; and he went about,
kingdom of Herod. inquiring who would take him by the hand.
21 12
And on a day appointed, Herod was arrayed And when the proconsul saw what occurred,
in royal apparel, and sat on a tribunal, and made he was astonished; and he believed the doctrine
a speech to the assembly. of the LORD.
22 13
And all the people shouted, and said: These And Paul and Barnabas went by sea, from
are the utterances of a God, and not of a mortal. the city of Paphos, and came to Perga, a city of
23
And, because he gave not the glory to God, Pamphylia. And John separated from them, and
immediately the angel of GOD smote him; and he went away to Jerusalem.
14
was eaten of worms, and died. And they departed from Perga, and came to
24
And the gospel of God was proclaimed, and Antioch, a city of Pisidia: and they entered the
made progress. synagogue, on the sabbath day, and sat down.
25 15
And Barnabas and Saul, after they had And after the law had been read, and the
completed their ministration, returned from prophets, the Elders of the synagogue sent to
Jerusalem to Antioch. And they took with them them, and said: Men, brethren, if ye have a word
John, who was surnamed Mark. of exhortation, address the people.
16
And Paul arose, and waved his hand, and
13:1 Now there were in the church at Antioch, said: Men, sons of Israel, and ye that fear God,
[several] prophets and teachers; Barnabas, and hear ye.
17
Simon called Niger, and Lucius who was from The God of this people chose our fathers,
the city Cyrene, and Menaen, a son of the and raised them up, and multiplied them, when
guardians of Herod the Tetrarch, and Saul. they resided in the land of Egypt; and, with a
2
And while they were fasting and making high arm, he brought them out of it.
18
supplication to God, the Holy Spirit said to them: And he fed them in the wilderness forty years.
19
Separate to me Saul and Barnabas, for the work And he extirpated seven nations in the land of
to which I have called them. Canaan, and gave them their land for an
3
And after they had fasted and prayed, they inheritance.
20
laid the hand on them, and sent them away. And for four hundred and fifty years he gave
4
And they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, them judges, until Samuel the prophet.
21
went down to Seleucia, and from there they And then they asked for themselves a king:
went by sea as far as Cyprus. and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man
5
And when they entered the city of Salamis, of the tribe of Benjamin, during forty years.
22
they announced the word of our Lord in the And he removed him, and raised up to them
synagogues of the Jews. And John ministered to David as king: and he testified of him, and said: I
them. have found David the son of Jesse, a man after
6
And when they had travelled over the whole my heart: he will do all my pleasure.
23
island as far as the city Paphos, they found a From the seed of this man, hath God raised
up to Israel, as he promised, Jesus a deliverer.
24 43
And, before his advent, he sent John to And when the synagogue was dismissed,
proclaim the baptism of repentance to all the many Jews went after them, and likewise
people of Israel. proselytes who feared God. And they conversed
25
And while John was fulfilling his ministry, he with them, and persuaded them to adhere to the
said: Who, suppose ye, that I am? I am not he. grace of God.
44
But lo, he cometh after me; of whom I am not And the next sabbath, the whole city
worthy to untie his shoe-strings. assembled to hear the word of God.
26 45
Men, brethren, children of the stock of And when the Jews saw the great assembly,
Abraham, and all who, with you, fear God, to they were filled with envy, and set themselves
you is this word of life sent. against the words which Paul spoke, and
27
For, those inhabitants of Jerusalem and their blasphemed.
46
chiefs, did not apprehend it; neither [did they And Paul and Barnabas said openly: To you
apprehend] also the writings of the prophets, first, ought the word of God to be spoken; but
which are read every sabbath; but they because ye repel it from you, and decide,
condemned him, and fulfilled all the things against yourselves, that ye are not worthy of life
written. eternal, lo, we turn ourselves to the Gentiles.
28 47
And while they found no ground for [his] For so hath our Lord commanded us; as it is
death, they desired of Pilate that they might kill written: I have set thee a light to the Gentiles;
him. that thou shouldst be for life unto the ends of the
29
And when they had fulfilled all that was earth.
48
written concerning him, they took him down from And when the Gentiles heard [this], they
the cross, and laid him in a sepulchre. rejoiced and glorified God. And those believed,
30
But God raised him from the dead. who were appointed to life eternal.
31 49
And he was seen many days, by them who And the word of the LORD was talked of in all
came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem; that region.
50
and they are now his witnesses to the people. But the Jews stirred up the chiefs of the city,
32
And lo, we also announce to you, that the and the opulent women who with them feared
promise, which was made to our fathers, God, and set up a persecution against Paul and
33
lo, God hath fulfilled it to us their children, in against Barnabas, and expelled them from their
that he raised up Jesus; as it is written in the borders.
51
second psalm: Thou art my Son; this day have I And when they went out, they shook off the
begotten thee. dust of their feet against them, and went to the
34
And God hath so raised him from the dead, city of Iconium.
52
that he will not return again and see corruption; And the disciples were filled with joy, and with
as he said: I will give to you the sure grace of the Holy Spirit.
David.
35
And again he said, in another place: Thou 14:1 And they came and entered into the
hast not given thy devout one to see corruption. synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke with them,
36
For David, in his generation, served the that many of the Jews and of the Greeks
pleasure of God, and went to rest, and was believed.
2
added to his fathers, and saw corruption. But Jews of the class of unbelievers, excited
37
But this person, whom God raised up, did not the Gentiles, to maltreat the brethren.
3
see corruption. And they continued there a long time, and
38
Know therefore, brethren, that through this spoke openly concerning the Lord; and he gave
man remission of sins is proclaimed to you. testimony to the word of his grace, by the signs
39
And every one that believeth in this man, is and prodigies which he wrought by their hands.
4
made just from all things, from which ye could And the whole multitude of the city was
not be made just by the law of Moses. divided; and a part were with the Jews, and a
40
Beware, therefore, lest that come upon you, part adhered to the legates.
5
which is written in the prophets: And an assault was made on them, by the
41
Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and Gentiles, and by the Jews and their chiefs, to
perish; for I work a work in your days, which ye insult them, and to stone them with stones.
6
will not believe, though a man relate it to you. And when they knew [it], they departed and
42
And when they had gone from them, they fled to the cities of Lycaonia and Lystra and
besought them to speak the same things to Derbe, and to the villages around them;
7
them the next sabbath day. and there they preached.
8 23
And a certain man dwelt in the city Lystra, who And they established for them Elders in each
was afflicted in his feet, a cripple from his church, while they fasted with them, and prayed,
mother's womb, who had never walked. and commended them to our Lord in whom they
9
He heard Paul speak: and when Paul saw believed.
24
him, and knew that he had faith to live; And when they had travelled over the region
10
he said to him, with a loud voice: In the name of Pisidia they came to Pamphylia.
25
of our Lord Jesus Messiah, I say to thee, Rise And when they had spoken the word of the
upon thy feet. And he sprang up, stood, and LORD in the city of Perga, they went down to
walked. Attalia.
11 26
And the assembly of people, when they saw And thence they proceeded by sea, and
what Paul had done, raised their voice, and said, came to Antioch; because from there they had
in the language of the country: The gods have been commended to the grace of the LORD, for
assumed the likeness of men, and have come that work which they had accomplished.
27
down to us. And when they had collected together the
12
And they named Barnabas the Lord of the whole church, they narrated all that God had
Gods; and Paul Hermes, because he wrought with them, and that he had opened a
commenced the speaking. door of faith to the Gentiles.
13 28
And the priest of the Lord of the Gods, who And they remained there a long time with the
was without the city, brought oxen and garlands disciples.
to the gate of the court where they lodged, and
was disposed to offer sacrifices to them. 15:1 And certain men came down from Judaea,
14
But Barnabas and Paul, when they heard [it], and taught the brethren, that unless ye be
rent their garments, and sprang and went circumcised, in accordance with the rite of the
among the throng, law, ye cannot have life.
15 2
and called out, and said: Men, what do ye? And Paul and Barnabas had much trouble and
We also are frail mortals like yourselves, who disputation with them. And it resulted, that Paul
preach to you, that ye should turn from these and Barnabas, and others with them, went up to
useless things, unto the living God, who made the legates and Elders at Jerusalem, because of
heaven and earth and seas, and whatever is in this matter.
3
them. And the church waited on them, and sent them
16
He, in former ages, left all the nations to go in away; and they travelled through all Phenicia
their own ways: and the territory of the Samaritans, narrating the
17
although he did not leave himself without conversion of the Gentiles, and causing great
testimony, while he did them good from heaven, joy to all the brethren.
4
and sent down the rain, and made the fruits to And when they came to Jerusalem, they were
grow in their seasons, and filled their hearts with received by the church, and by the Elders, and
food and pleasure. by the legates; and they recounted all that God
18
And, by saying these things, they with had wrought by them.
5
difficulty prevented the people from offering And some who from the sect of the Pharisees
sacrifice to them. had believed, rose up and said: It is necessary
19
But Jews came hither from Iconium and for you to circumcise them, and to command
Antioch, and excited the people against them. them to observe the law of Moses.
6
And they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of And the legates and Elders assembled, to look
the city, supposing that he was dead. into this matter.
20 7
And the disciples assembled around him; and And when there had been much discussion,
he arose, and went into the city.---And the next Simon arose and said to them: Men, brethren,
day, he departed from there, with Barnabas; and ye know that, from the earlier days, God chose
they came to the city of Derbe. that from my mouth the Gentiles should hear the
21
And while they were preaching to the word of the gospel, and should believe.
8
inhabitants of that city, they made many And God, who knoweth what is in hearts, bore
disciples. And turning back, they came to the testimony concerning them, and gave the Holy
city Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch, Spirit to them, even as to us.
22 9
confirming the souls of the disciples, and And he made no distinction between them and
entreating them to persevere in the faith; and us; because he purified their hearts by faith.
they told them, that it was necessary, through
much affliction, to enter into the kingdom of God.
10 27
And now, why tempt ye God, by putting a And we have sent with them Jude and Silas,
yoke on the necks of the disciples, which neither that they may tell you the same things orally.
28
our fathers nor we could bear? For it was pleasing to the Holy Spirit, and to
11
But we believe, that we as well as they, are to us, that there should not be laid upon you any
have life by the grace of our Lord Jesus additional burden, besides these necessary
Messiah. things:
12 29
And the whole assembly were silent, and that ye keep aloof from a sacrifice [to idols],
listened to Paul and Barnabas, who related how and from blood, and from what is strangled, and
God by their hands had wrought signs and from whoredom. And if ye keep yourselves from
prodigies among the Gentiles. these, ye will do well. Be ye steadfast in the
13
And after they ceased, James arose and Lord.
30
said: Men, brethren, hearken to me. And they who were sent, came to Antioch,
14
Simon hath related to you, how God hath and assembled all the people, and delivered the
begun to elect a people for his name from letter.
31
among the Gentiles. And when they had read [it], they rejoiced
15
And with this the words of the prophets and were comforted.
32
accord, as it is written: And with abundant discourse they
16
After these things I will return, and will set up strengthened the brethren; and the associates of
the tabernacle of David that had fallen; and will Jude and Silas established them, because they
build that which was in ruins in it, and will raise it also were prophets.
33
up: And when, they had been there some time,
17
so that the residue of men may seek the the brethren dismissed them in peace to the
LORD, and all the nations on whom my name is legates.
34
called; saith the LORD, who doth all these things. [But it was the pleasure of Silas to remain
18 13
Known, from of old, are the works of God. there.]
19 35
Therefore I say to you, let them not crush Paul also and Barnabas remained at Antioch;
those who from among the Gentiles have turned and they taught and proclaimed, with many
unto God. others, the word of God.
20 36
But let word be sent to them, that they keep And after [some] days, Paul said to
aloof from the defilement of a sacrifice [to idols], Barnabas: Let us return, and visit the brethren in
and from whoredom, and from what is strangled, every city, in which we have preached the word
and from blood. of God; and let us see what they are doing.
21 37
For in every city, from former ages, Moses And Barnabas was disposed to take John,
hath heralds in the synagogues, who read him who was surnamed Mark.
38
every sabbath. But Paul was not willing to take him with
22
Then the legates and Elders, with all the them; because he left them when they were in
church, chose men from among themselves, Pamphylia, and went not with them.
39
and sent them to Antioch, with Paul and In, consequence of this strife, they separated
Barnabas; [namely], Jude, who was called from each other: and Barnabas took Mark, and
Barsabas, and Silas, men who were chiefs they travelled by sea and went to Cyprus.
40
among the brethren. But Paul chose Silas for his companion, and
23
And they wrote a letter by them, thus: The departed, being commended by the brethren to
legates and Elders and brethren, to them that the grace of God.
41
are in Antioch, and in Syria, and in Cilicia, And he travelled through Syria, and through
brethren who are from the Gentiles, greeting: Cilicia, and strengthened the churches.
24
We have heard, that some have gone from us
and disquieted you, by discourses, and have 16:1 And he came to the city Derbe, and to
subverted your minds, by saying, That ye must Lystra. And there was a certain disciple there,
be circumcised and keep the law; things which whose name was Timothy, the son of a believing
we have not commanded them. Jewess, but his father was a Gentile.
25 2
Therefore we all have thought fit, when And all the disciples of Lystra and Iconium
assembled, to choose and send men to you, gave good testimony of him.
with our beloved Paul and Barnabas,
26 13
men who have given up their lives for the Acts 15:34 - This verse is removed to the margin in
name of our Lord Jesus Messiah. the editions of the British and Foreign Bible Society
and is non-existant in all Peshitto MSS.
3
Him Paul was disposed to take with him: and Most High God, and they announce to you the
he took him, and circumcised him, because of way of life.
18
the Jews that were in that region; for they all And this she did many days. And Paul was
knew that his father was a Gentile. indignant; and he said to that spirit, I command
4
And as they went among the cities, they thee, in the name of Jesus Messiah, that thou
preached and taught them, that they should come out of her. And it came out the same hour.
19
observe those injunctions which the legates and And when her lords saw that the prospect of
Elders at Jerusalem had written. their gain from her was gone, they seized Paul
5
And so were the churches established in the and Silas, and dragging them along brought
faith, and were increased in number daily. them to the market-place,
6 20
And they travelled through the regions of and set them before the prefects and chiefs
Phrygia and Galatia; and the Holy Spirit forbid of the city, and said: These men disturb our city;
them to speak the word of God in Asia. for they are Jews,
7 21
And when they came into the region of Mysia, and they preach to us customs, which it is not
they were disposed to go from there into lawful for us to receive and to practise, because
Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus permitted them we are Romans.
22
not. And a great company was collected against
8
And when they departed from Mysia, they them. Then the prefects rent their garments, and
came down to the region of Troas. commanded to scourge them.
9 23
And in a vision of the night, there appeared And when they had scourged them much,
unto Paul, a man of Macedonia, who stood and they cast them into the prison, and commanded
besought him, saying: Come to Macedonia and the keeper of the prison to keep them with care.
24
help us. And he, having received this command,
10
And when Paul had seen this vision, carried and immured them in the inner part of
immediately we were desirous to depart for the prison, and confined their feet in the stocks.
25
Macedonia; because we inferred, that our Lord And at midnight Paul and Silas were praying
called us to preach to them. and glorifying God: and the prisoners heard
11
And we sailed from Troas, and came direct to them.
26
Samothrace; and from there, on the following And suddenly there was a great shaking, and
day, we came to the city Neapolis. the foundations of the prison were moved; and
12
And from there to Philippi, which is the chief at once all the doors opened, and the bands of
[city] of Macedonia, and is a colony. And we all were loosed.
27
remained in that city certain days. And when the keeper of the prison awoke,
13
And on the sabbath day, we went without the and saw that the doors of the prison were open,
gate of the city to the side of a river, because a he took a sword and sought to kill himself;
house of prayer was seen there. And when we because he supposed the prisoners had
were seated, we conversed with the women who escaped.
28
there assembled. But Paul called to him, in a loud voice, and
14
And a certain woman who feared God, a said: Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.
29
seller of purple, whose name was Lydia, from And he lighted for himself a lamp, and sprang
the city of Thyatira, [was there]. Her heart our and came in, trembling, and fell at the feet of
Lord opened, and she hearkened to what Paul Paul and Silas.
30
spake. And he brought them out, and said to them:
15
And she was baptized, and her household. My lords, what must I do, that I may have life?
31
And she entreated us, saying: If ye are really And they said to him: Believe on the name of
persuaded that I have believed in our Lord, our Lord Jesus Messiah, and thou wilt have life,
come and take lodging in my house. And she thou and thy house.
32
urged us much. And they spoke the word of the LORD to him,
16
And it occurred that, as we were going to the and to all the members of his house.
33
house of prayer, a certain maid met us, who had And the same hour of the night, he took and
a spirit of divination, and who procured for her washed them from their stripes; and he was
lords great gain by the divination which she baptized immediately, he and all the members of
performed. his house.
17 34
And she followed after Paul and us, and And he took them and brought them into his
cried, saying: These men are the servants of the house, and set a table for them; and he rejoiced
8
in the faith of God, he and all the members of his And the chiefs of the city and all the people,
house. were alarmed when they heard these things.
35 9
And when it was morning, the prefects sent And they took sureties from Jason, and also
rod-bearers to say to the superior of the prison: from the brethren, and then released them.
10
Let those men loose. And the brethren immediately, on the same
36
And when the superior of the prison heard [it], night, sent away Paul and Silas to the city of
he went in, and said the same thing to Paul; Berea. And when they came there, they entered
[namely], that the prefects have sent [word] that into the synagogue of the Jews.
11
ye be set free. And now, [said he,] Go ye out, For the Jews there were more liberal than the
and depart in peace. Jews of Thessalonica; and they gladly heard the
37
But Paul said to him: They have scourged us, word from them daily, and searched from the
unoffending men, and Romans, before all the scriptures whether these things were so.
12
world, and have cast us into prison; and now, do And many of them believed; and so likewise
they secretly let us out? No, surely: but let them of the Greeks, many men, and women of note.
13
come themselves and bring us out. And when the Jews of Thessalonica had
38
And the rod-bearers went and told to the knowledge that the word of God was preached
prefects the words which were told to them: and by Paul in the city of Berea, they came thither
when they heard that they were Romans, they also, and they ceased not to excite and alarm
were afraid, the people.
39 14
and came to them, and entreated of them that And the brethren sent away Paul, that he
they would come out, and that they would leave might go down to the sea. But Silas and Timothy
the city. abode in that city.
40 15
And when they came out from the prison, And they who conducted Paul, went with him
they entered the house of Lydia; and there they to the city of Athens. And when they departed
saw the brethren, and comforted them, and from him, they received an epistle from him to
departed. Silas and Timothy, that they should come to him
speedily.
16
17:1 And they passed through the cities of And while Paul was waiting [for them] at
Amphipolis and Apollonia, and came to Athens, he was pained in his spirit; because he
Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the saw that the whole city was full of idols.
17
Jews. And in the synagogue he spoke with the
2
And Paul, as was his custom, went in to them; Jews, and with those that feared God, and in the
and during three sabbaths he discoursed with market-place with them who daily assembled
them from the scriptures; there.
3 18
expounding and showing, that the Messiah And also philosophers of the sect of
was to suffer, and to arise from the dead, and Epicureans, and others who were called Stoics,
that this Jesus whom I announce to you is the disputed with him. And one and another of them
Messiah. said: What doth this word-monger mean? Others
4
And some of them believed, and adhered to said: He announceth foreign deities; because he
Paul and Silas; and of those Greeks who feared preached to them Jesus and his resurrection.
19
God, a great many; and also of noted women, And they took him and brought him to the
not a few. place of judgments called Areopagus, and said
5
But the Jews were indignant, and gathered to to him: May we know what this new doctrine
themselves evil men from the market­place of which thou preachest is?
20
the city, and formed a great mob; and they For thou scatterest in our ears strange words;
alarmed the city, and came and assaulted the and we wish to know what they are.
21
house of Jason, and sought to draw them from For all the Athenians and the foreigners
it, and to deliver them up to the mob. residing there, cared for nothing else but to tell
6
And when they found them not there, they or to hear something new.
22
drew Jason and the brethren who were there, And as Paul stood in the Areopagus, he said:
and brought them before the chiefs of the city, Men, Athenians, I perceive that in all things ye
crying out: These are they who have terrified all are excessive in the worship of demons.
23
the country; and lo, they have come hither also: For, as I was rambling about, and viewing the
7
and this Jason is their entertainer: and they all temples of your worship, I met with an altar, on
resist the commands of Caesar, saying that which was inscribed, TO THE HIDDEN GOD.
there is another king, one Jesus.
5
Him, therefore, whom ye worship while ye know And when Silas and Timothy had come from
him not, the very same I announce to you. Macedonia, Paul was impeded in discourse,
24
For the God who made the world and all that because the Jews stood up against him, and
is in it, and who is Lord of heaven and of earth, reviled, as he testified to them that Jesus is the
dwelleth not in temples made with hands. Messiah.
25 6
Nor is he ministered to by human hands, And he shook his garments, and said to them:
neither hath he any wants; for he it is giveth life Henceforth I am clean; I betake myself to the
and breath to every man. Gentiles.
26 7
And of one blood hath he made the whole And he went away, and entered into the house
world of men, that they might dwell on the face of a certain man named Titus, one who feared
of all the earth: and he hath separated the God, and whose house adjoined the synagogue.
8
seasons by his ordinance; and hath set bounds And Crispus, the president of the synagogue,
to the residence of men: believed on our Lord, he and all the members of
27
that they might inquire and search after God, his house. And many Corinthians gave ear, and
and, by means of his creations, might find him; believed in God and were baptized.
9
because he is not afar off from each one of us: And the LORD said to Paul in a vision: Fear
28
for in him it is we live, and move, and exist: not, but speak and be not silent:
10
as one of your own wise men hath said: From for I am with thee, and no one is able to harm
him is our descent. thee; and I have much people in this city.
29 11
Therefore we, whose descent is from God, And he resided in Corinth a year and six
ought not to suppose that the Deity hath the months, and taught them the word of God.
12
likeness of gold, or silver, or stone, sculptured And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,
by the art and skill of men. the Jews assembled together against Paul; and
30
And the times of this error God hath made to they brought him before the judgment-seat,
13
pass away; and at the present time, he saying: This man persuadeth the people to
commandeth all men, that each individual, in worship God contrary to the law.
14
every place, should repent. And when Paul requested that he might open
31
Because he hath appointed a day, in which his mouth and speak, Gallio said to the Jews: If
he will judge all the earth, with righteousness, by your accusation, O Jews, related to any wrong
the man whom he hath designated: and he done, or any fraud, or base act, I would listen to
turneth every man to faith in him, in that he you suitably.
15
raised him from the dead. But if the contests are about words, and
32
And when they heard of the resurrection from about names, and concerning your law, ye must
the dead, some of them ridiculed, and others of see to it among yourselves, for I am not
them said: At another time, we will hear thee on disposed to be a judge of such matters.
16
this matter. And he repelled them from his judgment-seat.
33 17
And so Paul departed from among them. And all the Gentiles laid hold of Sosthenes an
34
And some of them adhered to him, and Elder of the synagogue, and smote him before
believed; one of these was Dionysius from the judgment-seat. And Gallio disregarded these
among the judges of Areopagus, and a woman things.
18
named Damaris, and others with them. And when Paul had been there many days,
he bid adieu to the brethren, and departed by
18:1 And when Paul departed from Athens, he sea to go to Syria. And with him went Priscilla
went to Corinth. and Aquila, when he had shaved his head at
2
And he found there a man, a Jew, whose Cenchrea, because he had vowed a vow.
19
name was Aquila, who was from the region of And they came to Ephesus; and Paul entered
Pontus, and had just then arrived from the the synagogue, and discoursed with the Jews.
20
country of Italy, he and Priscilla his wife, And they requested him to tarry with them:
because Claudius Caesar had commanded that but he could not be persuaded.
21
all Jews should depart from Rome. And he went For he said: I must certainly keep the
to them; approaching feast at Jerusalem. But, if it please
3
and, because he was of a their trade, he took God, I will come again to you.
22
lodgings with them, and worked with them; for And Aquila and Priscilla he left at Ephesus,
by their trade they were tent-makers. and he himself proceeded by sea and came to
4
And he spoke in the synagogue every Caesarea. And he went up and saluted the
sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and Gentiles. members of the church, and went on to Antioch.
23 10
And when he had been there some days, he And this continued for two years, until all who
departed, and travelled from place to place in resided in [Proconsular] Asia, both Jews and
the regions of Phrygia and Galatia, establishing Gentiles, heard the word of the LORD.
11
all the disciples. And God wrought very great miracles by the
24
And a certain man named Apollos, a Jew, a hand of Paul:
12
native of Alexandria, who was trained to so that, from the clothes on his body, napkins
eloquence, and well taught in the scriptures, and rags were carried and laid upon the sick,
came to Ephesus. and the diseases left them, and demons also
25
He had been instructed in the ways of the went out.
13
LORD, and was fervent in spirit; and he And moreover certain Jews, who went about
discoursed and taught fully respecting Jesus, exorcising demons, were disposed to exorcise in
while yet he knew nothing except the baptism of the name of our Lord Jesus over those who had
John. unclean spirits, by saying: We adjure you, in the
26
And he began to speak boldly in the name of that Jesus whom Paul announceth.
14
synagogue. And when Aquila and Priscilla heard And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a
him, they took him to their house, and fully Jew, and chief of the priests, who did this.
15
showed him the way of the LORD. And the evil demon answered and said to
27
And when he was disposed to go to Achaia, them: Jesus I well know, and Paul I know, but as
the brethren anticipated him, and wrote to the for you, who are ye?
16
disciples to receive him. And, by going, through And the man in whom was the evil demon
grace, he greatly assisted all them that believed. leaped upon them, and overpowered them, and
28
For he reasoned powerfully against the Jews, threw them down: and they fled out of the house
before the congregation; and showed from the denuded and bruised.
17
scriptures, respecting Jesus, that he is the And this became known to all the Jews and
Messiah. Gentiles, who resided at Ephesus. And fear fell
on them all, and the name of our Lord Jesus
19:1 And while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul Messiah was exalted.
18
travelled over the upper countries to Ephesus. And many of them that believed, came and
And he inquired of the disciples whom he found narrated their faults, and confessed what they
there, had done.
2 19
Have ye received the Holy Spirit, since ye And also many magicians collected their
believed? They answered and said to him: If books, and brought and burned them before
there be a Holy Spirit, it hath not come to our every body: and they computed the cost of
hearing. them, and it amounted to fifty thousand [pieces]
3
He said to them: Into what then were ye of silver.
20
baptized? They say: Into the baptism of John. And thus with great power was the faith of
4
Paul said to them: John baptized the people God strengthened and increased.
21
with the baptism of repentance, while he told And when these things had been
them to believe in him who was to come after accomplished, Paul purposed in his mind, to
him, that is, in Jesus the Messiah. make the circuit of all Macedonia and Achaia,
5
And when they heard these things, they were and [then] go to Jerusalem. And he said: After I
baptized in the name of our Lord Jesus Messiah. have gone thither, I must also see Rome.
6 22
And Paul laid [his] hand on them; and the Holy And he sent two persons, of those that
Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, into
various tongues, and prophesied. Macedonia; but he himself remained for a time
7
And all the persons were twelve. in Asia.
8 23
And Paul entered into the synagogue, and And at that time there was great commotion
spoke boldly three months, persuading in regard respecting the way of God.
24
to the kingdom of God. For a certain silversmith was there, named
9
And some of them were hardened, and Demetrius, who made silver shrines for Diana,
disputatious, and reviled the way of God before and afforded great profits to the artisans of his
the assembly of the people. Then Paul withdrew trade.
25
himself, and separated the disciples from them. He assembled all the artisans of his trade,
And he discoursed with them daily in the school and those who labored with them, and said to
of a man named Tyrannus. them: Gentlemen, ye know that our gains are all
from this manufacture.
26 40
And ye also know and see, that not only the Because too we are now in danger of being
citizens of Ephesus, but also the mass of all accused as seditious, since we cannot give a
Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and enticed reason for the meeting of this day, because we
away, by saying, that those are not gods, which have assembled needlessly, and been
are made by the hands of men. tumultuous without a cause.
27 41
And not only is this occupation slandered and And having said these things, he dismissed
impeded, but also the temple of the great the assembly.
goddess Diana is accounted as nothing; and
likewise the goddess herself of all Asia, and 20:1 And after the tumult had subsided, Paul
whom all nations worship, is contemned. called the disciples to him, and comforted them,
28
And when they heard these things they were and kissed them, and departed, and went into
filled with wrath; and they cried out, and said: Macedonia.
2
Great is Diana of the Ephesians. And when he had travelled over those regions,
29
And the whole city was in commotion; and and had comforted them with many discourses,
they ran together, and entered the theatre. And he proceeded to the country of Greece.
3
they caught, and bore along with them, Gaius And he was there three months. And the Jews
and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, and formed a plot against him, when he was about to
associates of Paul. go to Syria: and he contemplated returning to
30
And Paul was disposed to go into the theatre: Macedonia.
4
but the disciples restrained him. And there departed with him, as far as Asia,
31
And likewise the chiefs of Asia, because they Sopater of the city Berea, and Aristarchus and
were his friends, sent and requested of him, that Secundus who were of Thessalonica, and Gaius
he would not expose himself by going into the who was of the city of Derbe, and Timothy of
theatre. Lystra, and of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus.
32 5
And the multitudes that were in the theatre These proceeded on before us, and waited for
were in great confusion, and cried, some one us at Troas.
6
thing, and some another: and many of them And we departed from Philippi, a city of the
knew not for what cause they had come Macedonians, after the days of unleavened
together. bread; and proceeded by water and arrived at
33
And the Jewish people who were there, Troas in five days, and remained there seven
brought forward one of their men, a Jew, named days.
7
Alexander. And he, rising up, waved his hand, And on the first day of the week, when we
and wished to make a defence before the assembled to break the eucharist, Paul
people. discoursed with them, because he was to depart
34
But they knowing him to be a Jew, all cried the next day; and he continued his discourse till
out with one voice, about two hours: Great is midnight.
8
Diana of the Ephesians. And there were many lamps burning in the
35
But the chief of the city tranquillized them, by chamber where we were assembled.
9
saying: Men of Ephesus, What person is there, And a young man named Eutychus was sitting
among men, who doth not know the city of the in a window and listening. And while Paul
Ephesians to be devoted to the worship of the prolonged his discourse, he sunk into a deep
great Diana, and of her image that descended sleep; and, in his sleep, he fell from the third loft,
from heaven? and was taken up as dead.
36 10
Since therefore no one can gainsay this, ye And Paul went down, and bent over him and
ought to be tranquil, and to do nothing with embraced him, and said: Be not agitated, for his
precipitancy. soul is in him.
37 11
For ye have brought forward these men, And when he had gone up, he broke the
when they have robbed no temples, and have bread and tasted [it], and discoursed until the
not reviled our goddess. morning dawned. And then he departed to go by
38
But if Demetrius and the men of his trade land.
12
have a controversy with any one, lo, there is a And they brought the young man alive, and
proconsul in the city, they are men of dexterity, rejoiced over him greatly.
13
let them approach and litigate with one another. And we went on board the ship, and sailed to
39
Or if you desire any other thing, it may be the port of Thesos; because, there we were to
determined in the place assigned by law for an take in Paul: for so had he bidden us, when he
assembly. proceeded on by land.
14 29
And when we had received him at Thesos, For I know, that after I am gone, fierce wolves
we took him on board ship and proceeded to will come in among you, and will have no mercy
Mitylene. on the flock.
15 30
And from there, the next day, we sailed over And also, from among yourselves, there will
against the island Chios; and again, the next day rise up men speaking perverse things, that they
we arrived at Samos, and stopped at Trogyllium; may turn away the disciples to go after them.
31
and on the following day we arrived at Miletus. Therefore be ye vigilant; and remember, that
16
For Paul had determined with himself to pass for three years I ceased not to admonish each
by Ephesus, lest he should be delayed there; one of you, by day and by night, with tears.
32
because he hasted on, if possible, to keep the And now I commend you to God, and to the
day of pentecost in Jerusalem. word of his grace, which is able to build you up,
17
And from Miletus, he sent and called the and to give you an inheritance among all the
Elders of the church at Ephesus. saints.
18 33
And when they had come to him, he said to Silver, or gold, or garments, I have not
them: Ye yourselves know, how, at all times, coveted.
34
since the first day that I entered Asia, I have And ye yourselves, know, that these hands
been with you; ministered to my wants, and to them that were
19
laboring for God, in great humility, and with with me.
35
tears, amid the trials which beset me from the And I have showed you all things; that thus it
plottings of Jews: is a duty to labor, and to care for the infirm, and
20
and I shunned not that which was to remember the words of our Lord Jesus; for he
advantageous to your souls, that I might preach hath said, That he is more blessed who giveth,
to you, and teach in the streets and in houses, than he who receiveth.
21 36
while I testified to Jews and to Gentiles, as to And when he had said these things, he fell on
repentance towards God and faith in our Lord his knees and prayed, and all the people with
Jesus Messiah. him.
22 37
And now I am bound in spirit, and I go to And there was great weeping among them
Jerusalem; and I know not what will befall me all. And they embraced him, and kissed him.
38
there; And they had the most anguish, because of
23
except that the Holy Spirit in every city, the word he uttered, that they would see his face
testifieth to me and saith: Bonds and afflictions no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.
await thee.
24
But my life is accounted by me as nothing, so 21:1 And we separated from them, and
that I may but finish my course, and the proceeded in a straight course to the island of
ministration which I have received from our Lord Coos: and the next day, we reached Rhodes,
Jesus, to bear testimony to the gospel of the and from there Patara.
2
grace of God. And we found there a ship going to Phenicia;
25
And now, I know that ye will see my face no and we entered it, and proceeded on.
3
more, all of you among whom I have travelled And we came up with the island of Cyprus,
and preached the kingdom of God. and leaving it on the left we came to Syria; and
26
I therefore protest to you, this day, that I am from there we went to Tyre, for there the ship
pure from the blood of you all. was to discharge her cargo.
27 4
For I have not shunned to acquaint you with And, as we found disciples there, we tarried
all the will of God. with them seven days: and they, by the Spirit,
28
Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all told Paul not to go to Jerusalem.
5
the flock over which the Holy Spirit hath And after those days, we departed and went
14
established you bishops ; that ye feed the on [our] way; and they all clung to us, they and
15
church of God , which he hath acquired by his their wives and their children, until [we were]
blood. without the city; and they fell on their knees by
the seaside, and prayed.
6
And we kissed one another: and we embarked
14
Acts 20:28a - This is the only place in this version in the ship, and they returned to their homes.
7
of the New Testament in which the word Bishop And we sailed from Tyre, and arrived at the
occurs. city Acco; and we saluted the brethren there,
15 and stopped with them one day.
Acts 20:28b – This represents the Western
reading, the Eastern Peshitta has “of the Messiah.”
8
And the next day, we departed and came to they shall shave their heads; that every one may
Cesarea; and we went in and put up in the know, that what is said against thee is false, and
house of Philip the Evangelist, who was one of that thou fulfillest and observest the law.
25
the seven. As to those of the Gentiles who have
9
He had four virgin daughters, who were believed, we have written, that they should keep
prophetesses. themselves from [an idol's] sacrifice, and from
10
And as we were there many days, a certain whoredom, and from what is strangled, and from
prophet came down from Judaea, whose name blood.
26
was Agabus. Then Paul took those men, on the following
11
And he came in to us, and took the girdle of day, and was purified with them; and he entered
Paul's loins, and bound his own feet and hands, and went into the temple, manifesting to them
and said: Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So will the the completion of the days of the purification, up
Jews in Jerusalem bind the man, who owns this to the presentation of the offering by each of
girdle; and they will deliver him into the hands of them.
27
the Gentiles. And when the seventh day arrived, the Jews
12
And when we heard these words, we and the from Asia saw him in the temple: and they
residents of the place begged of him, that he excited all the people against him, and laid
would not go to Jerusalem. hands on him,
13 28
Then Paul answered and said: What do ye, crying out and saying: Men, sons of Israel;
weeping and crushing my heart? For I am help. This is the man, who teacheth in every
prepared, not only to be bound, but also to die at place, against our people, and against the law,
Jerusalem, for the name of our Lord Jesus and against this place; and he hath also brought
Messiah. Gentiles into the temple, and hath polluted this
14
And as he was not to be persuaded by us, we holy place.
29
desisted; and we said: Let the pleasure of our For they had previously seen with him in the
Lord take place. city Trophimus the Ephesian; and they
15
And after those days, we prepared ourselves supposed, that he had entered the temple with
and went up to Jerusalem. Paul.
16 30
And some disciples of Caesarea went along And the whole city was in commotion; and all
with us, taking with them a brother from among the people assembled together, and laid hold of
the earlier disciples, whose name was Mnason, Paul, and dragged him out of the temple: and
and who was from Cyprus; that he might instantly the gates were closed.
31
entertain us at his house. And while the multitude were seeking to kill
17
And when we arrived at Jerusalem, the him, it was reported to the Chiliarch of the
brethren received us joyfully. cohort, that the whole city was in uproar.
18 32
And the next day, with Paul, we went unto And immediately he took a centurion and
James, when all the Elders were with him. many soldiers, and they ran upon them. And
19
And we gave them salutation: and Paul when they saw the Chiliarch and the soldiers,
narrated to them, with particularity what God had they desisted from beating Paul.
33
wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry. And the Chiliarch came up to him, and seized
20
And when they heard [it] they glorified God. him, and ordered him to be bound with two
And they said to him: Our brother, Thou seest chains: and he inquired respecting him, who he
how many myriads there are in Judaea who was, and what he had done.
34
have believed: and these are all zealous for the And persons from the throng vociferated
law. against him this thing and that. And, because he
21
And it hath been told them, of thee, that thou could not, on account of their clamor, learn what
teachest all the Jews that are among the the truth was, he commanded to conduct him to
Gentiles to depart from Moses, by telling them the castle.
35
not to circumcise their children, and not to And when Paul came to the stairs, the
observe the rites of the law. soldiers bore him along, because of the violence
22
Now, because they have heard that thou hast of the people.
36
arrived here, For a great many people followed after him,
23
do thou what we tell thee. We have four men, and cried out, saying: Away with him.
37
who have vowed to purify themselves. And when he came near to entering the
24
Take them, and go and purify thyself with castle, Paul said to the Chiliarch: Wilt thou
them, and pay the expenses along with them, as
14
permit me to speak with thee? And he said to And he said to me: The God of our fathers
him: Dost thou know Greek? hath ordained thee to know his will, and to
38
Art not thou that Egyptian who, before these behold the Just One, and to hear the voice of his
days, madest insurrection, and leadest out into mouth.
15
the desert four thousand men, doers of evil? And thou shalt be a witness for him before all
39
Paul said to him: I am a Jew, a man of men, concerning all that thou hast seen and
Tarsus, a noted city in Cilicia, in which I was heard.
16
born: I pray thee, suffer me to speak to the And now, why delayest thou? Arise, be
people. baptized, and be cleansed from thy sins, while
40
And when he permitted him, Paul stood upon thou invokest his name.
17
the stairs, and waved to them his hand; and And I returned and came hither to Jerusalem.
when they were quiet, he addressed them in And I prayed in the temple.
18
Hebrew, and said to them: And I saw him in a vision, when he said to
me: Make haste, and get thee out of Jerusalem;
22:1 Brethren, and fathers, hearken to my for they will not receive thy testimony concerning
defence before you. me.
2 19
And when they perceived that he addressed And I said: My Lord, they well know that I
them in Hebrew, they were the more quiet: and have delivered up to prison, and have scourged
he said to them: in all synagogues, those who believed in thee.
3 20
I am a man who am a Jew; and I was born in And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen
Tarsus of Cilicia, but was brought up in this city, was shed, I also was standing with them, and
at the feet of Gamaliel, and instructed perfectly performed the pleasure of his slayers, and took
in the law of our fathers; and I was zealous for charge of the garments of those that stoned him.
21
God, as ye also all are. But he said to me: Depart; for I send thee
4
And I persecuted this way, even to death; for I afar, to preach to the Gentiles.
22
bound, and delivered up to prison, [both] men And when they had heard Paul as far as this
and women. sentence, they raised their voice, and cried out:
5
As the high priest is my witness, and likewise Away with such a man from the earth! for he
all the Elders; from whom I received letters, that ought not to live!
23
I might go to the brethren in Damascus, and And as they vociferated, and cast off their
bring those who were there prisoners to garments, and threw dust into the air,
24
Jerusalem, to receive capital punishment. the Chiliarch gave orders, to carry him into
6
And as I travelled and began to approach the castle: and he commanded, that he should
Damascus, at noonday, from amidst tranquillity, be examined with stripes; that he might know,
a great light from heaven burst upon me. for what cause they cried out against him.
7 25
And I fell to the earth: and I heard a voice, And as they were stretching him with ropes,
which said to me: Saul, Saul! why persecutest Paul said to the centurion who stood over him: Is
thou me? it lawful for you to scourge a man, who is a
8
And I answered and said: Who art thou, my Roman, and not yet found guilty?
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Lord? And he said to me: I am Jesus the And when the centurion heard [it], he went to
Nazarean, whom thou persecutest. the Chiliarch, and said to him: What doest thou?
9
And the men who were with me, saw the light, For this man is a Roman.
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but heard not the voice that talked with me. And the Chiliarch came to him, and said to
10
And I said: My Lord, what must I do? And our him: Tell me; Art thou a Roman? And he said to
Lord said to me: Arise, go to Damascus; and him: Yes.
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there will be told thee, all that it is commanded The Chiliarch replied and said to him: With
thee to do. much money I acquired Roman citizenship. Paul
11
And as I could see nothing, because of the said to him: And I was born in it.
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glory of that light, those with me took me by the And immediately they who were intending to
hand, and I entered Damascus. scourge him, fled from him: and the Chiliarch
12
And a certain man, Ananias, who was upright was afraid, when he learned that he was a
according to the law, as all the Jews there Roman, because he had stretched him [for
testified concerning him, came to me. scourging].
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And he said to me: My brother Saul! open And the next day, he wished to know truly
thine eyes. And instantly my eyes were opened; what the accusation was, which the Jews
and I looked upon him. brought against him: and he unbound him, and
commanded the chief priests, and the whole that we will taste of nothing, until we shall have
company of their head-men, to assemble; and slain Paul.
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he took Paul, and brought him down, and placed And now, do ye and the chiefs of the
him among them. congregation request of the Chiliarch, that he
would bring him unto you, as if ye were desirous
23:1 And when Paul had looked on the to investigate truly his conduct: and we are
assembly of them, he said: Men, my brethren; I prepared to slay him, ere he shall come to you.
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have lived in all good conscience before God up And the son of Paul's sister, heard of this plot:
to this day. and he went into the castle, and informed Paul.
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And Ananias, the priest, commanded those And Paul sent and called one of the
who stood by his side, to smite Paul on the centurions, and said to him: Conduct this youth
mouth. to the Chiliarch; for he hath something to tell
3
And Paul said to him: God is hereafter to smite him.
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thee, [thou] Whited Wall! For, sittest thou judging And the centurion took the young man, and
me agreeably to law, while thou transgressest introduced him to the Chiliarch, and said: Paul
the law, and commandest to smite me? the prisoner called me, and requested me to
4
And those standing by, said to him: Dost thou bring this youth to thee, for he hath something to
reproach the priest of God! tell thee.
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Paul said to them: I was not aware, my And the Chiliarch took the young man by his
brethren, that he was the priest: for it is written, hand, and led him one side, and asked him:
Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people. What hast thou to tell me?
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And, as Paul knew that a part of the people And the young man said to him: The Jews
were of the Sadducees, and a part of the have projected to ask thee to bring down Paul
Pharisees, he cried out, in the assembly: Men, to-morrow to their assembly, as if wishing to
my brethren; I am a Pharisee, the son of a learn something more from him.
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Pharisee; and for the hope of the resurrection of But be not thou persuaded by them: for, lo,
the dead, I am judged. more than forty persons of them watch for him in
7
And when he had said this, the Pharisees and ambush, and have bound themselves by
Sadducees fell upon one another, and the imprecations, that they will neither eat nor drink
people were divided. until they shall have slain him: and lo, they are
8
For the Sadducees say that there is no prepared, and are waiting for thy promise.
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resurrection, nor angels, nor a spirit: but the And the Chiliarch dismissed the young man,
Pharisees confess all these. after charging him: Let no man know, that thou
9
And there was great vociferation. And some hast showed me these things.
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Scribes of the party of the Pharisees rose up, And he called two centurions, and said to
and contended with them, and said. We have them: Go and prepare two hundred Romans to
found nothing evil in this man: for if a spirit or an go to Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and
angel hath conversed with him, what is there in shooters with the right hand two hundred; and
that? let them set out at the third hour of the night.
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And, as there was great commotion among And provide also a saddle beast, that they
them, the Chiliarch was afraid lest they should may set Paul on it, and carry him safely to Felix
tear Paul in pieces. And he sent Romans, to go the governor.
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and pluck him from their midst, and bring him And he wrote a letter and gave them, in which
into the castle. was, thus:
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And when night came, our Lord appeared to Claudius Lysias to the excellent governor
Paul, and said to him: Be strong; for as thou Felix; greeting.
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hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so also art The Jews seized this man, in order to kill him;
thou to testify at Rome. but I came with Romans, and rescued him,
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And when it was morning, several of the Jews when I learned that he was a Roman.
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assembled together, and bound themselves by And as I wished to know the offence, for
imprecations that they would neither eat nor which they criminated him, I brought him to their
drink until they had slain Paul. assembly.
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And they who had established this compact And I found, that it was about questions of
by oath, were more than forty persons. their law they accused him, and that an offence
14
And they went to the priests and Elders, and worthy of bonds or of death, was not upon him.
said: We have bound ourselves by imprecations,
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And when the wiles of a plot formed by the Because thou canst understand, that there
Jews against him came to my knowledge, I have been but twelve days, since I went up to
forthwith sent him to thee. And I have directed Jerusalem to worship.
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his accusers, to go and contend with him, before And they did not find me talking with any
thee. Farewell. person in the temple, nor collecting any
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Then the Romans, as they had been company, either in their synagogues, or in the
commanded, took Paul by night, and brought city.
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him to the city of Antipatris. Nor have they the power to prove, before
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And the next day, the horsemen dismissed thee, the things of which they now accuse me.
14
the footmen their associates, that they might But this indeed I acknowledge, that in that
return to the castle. same doctrine of which they speak, I do serve
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And they brought him to Caesarea: and they the God of my fathers, believing all the things
delivered the letter to the governor, and set Paul written in the law and in the prophets.
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before him. And I have a hope in God, which they also
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And when he had read the letter, he asked themselves expect,---that there is to be a
him of what province he was? And when he resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous
learned that he was of Cilicia, and the wicked.
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he said to him: I will give thee audience, And for this reason, I also labor to have
when thy accusers arrive. And he ordered him to always a pure conscience before God, and
be kept in the Praetorium of Herod. before men.
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And, after many years, I came to the people
24:1 And after five days, Ananias the high priest, of my own nation, to impart alms, and to present
with the Elders, and with Tertullus the orator, an offering.
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went down, and made a communication to the And when I had purified myself, these men
governor against Paul. found me in the temple; not with a throng, nor
2
And when he had been called, Tertullus began with a tumult.
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to accuse him, and to say: Through thee, we But certain Jews, who came from Asia, were
dwell in much tranquillity; and many reforms tumultuous; who ought, with me, to stand before
have come to this nation, under thy thee, and make accusation of their own affair.
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administration; Or let these here present say, whether they
3
and we all, in every place, receive thy grace, found any offence in me, when I stood before
excellent Felix. their assembly;
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But, not to weary thee with numerous except this one thing, that I cried, while
[particulars], I pray thee to hear our humbleness, standing in the midst of them: Concerning the
in brief. resurrection of the dead, am I this day on trial
5
For we have found this man to be an assassin, before you.
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and a mover of sedition among all Jews in the And Felix, because he understood that way
whole land: for he is a ringleader of the sect of fully, deferred them, saying: When the Chiliarch
the Nazareans. shall come, I will give hearing between you.
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And he was disposed to pollute our temple. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul,
And having seized him we wished to judge him at rest; and that no one of his acquaintances
according to our law. should be forbidden to minister to him.
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But Lysias the Chiliarch came, and with great And after a few days, Felix, and Drusilla his
violence took him out of our hands, and sent him wife who was a Jewess, sent and called for
to thee. Paul; and they heard him concerning faith in the
8
And he commanded his accusers to come Messiah.
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before thee. And if thou wilt interrogate him, thou And while he was discoursing with them on
canst learn from him respecting all these things righteousness, and on holiness, and on the
of which we accuse him. future judgment, Felix was filled with fear; and
9
And the Jews also pleaded against him, he said: For the present time, go: and when I
saying that these things were so. have opportunity, I will send for thee.
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Then the governor made signs to Paul, that He hoped, moreover, that a present would be
he should speak. And Paul answered and said: I given him by Paul; [and] therefore, he often sent
know thee to have been a judge of this nation for for him, and conversed with him.
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many years, and I therefore cheerfully enter And when two years were fulfilled to him,
upon a defence of myself. another governor, whose name was Porcius
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Festus, came into his place. And Felix, that he And I told them, It is not the custom of the
might do the Jews a favor, left Paul a prisoner. Romans, to give up a man gratuitously to be
slain; until his accuser appeareth and chargeth
25:1 And when Festus arrived at Caesarea, he, him to his face, and opportunity is afforded him
after three days, went up to Jerusalem. to make defence respecting what is charged
2
And the chief priests and the head men of the upon him.
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Jews made representations to him concerning And: when I had come hither, without delay, I
Paul. the next day sat on the tribunal, and
3
And they petitioned him, asking of him the commanded the man to be brought before me.
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favor, that he would send for him to come to And his accusers stood up with him; and they
Jerusalem; they placing an ambush to slay him were not able to substantiate any criminal
by the way. charge against him, as I had expected;
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But Festus made answer: Paul is in custody at but they had certain controversies with him
Caesarea, whither I am in haste to go. respecting their worship, and respecting one
5
Therefore, let those among you who are able, Jesus, who died, but who, as Paul said, was
go down with us, and make presentment of alive.
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every offence there is in the man. And because I was not well established in
6
And when he had been there eight or ten regard to these questions, I said to Paul: Dost
days, he came down to Caesarea. And the next thou ask to go to Jerusalem, and there be
day, he sat on the tribunal, and commanded judged concerning these matters?
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Paul to be brought. But he requested to be reserved for a trial
7
And when he came, the Jews who had come before Caesar: and I ordered him to be kept, till I
from Jerusalem surrounded him, and preferred could send him to Caesar.
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against him many and weighty charges, which And Agrippa said: I should like to hear that
they were unable to substantiate. man. And Festus said: To-morrow thou shalt
8
Meanwhile Paul maintained, that he had hear him.