Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth
in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed
Even as they delivered them unto
us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the
It seemed good to me also,
having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to
unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
That thou mightest know the
certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
¶ There was in the days of
Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the
Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was
And they were both righteous
before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord
And they had no child, because
that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in
And it came to pass, that while
he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
According to the custom of the
priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the
And the whole multitude of the
people were praying without at the time of incense.
And there appeared unto him an
angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
And when Zacharias saw him, he
was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
But the angel said unto him,
Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth
thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
And thou shalt have joy and
gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
For he shall be great in the
sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and
be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
And many of the children of
Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
And he shall go before him in
the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the
children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready
prepared for the Lord.
And Zacharias said unto the
angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well
stricken in years.
And the angel answering said
unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent
unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
And, behold, thou shalt be
dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be
performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be
And the people waited for
Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
And when he came out, he could
not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in
temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
And it came to pass, that, as
soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to
And after those days his wife
Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
Thus hath the Lord dealt with
me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among
¶ And in the sixth month the
angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
To a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was
And the angel came in unto her,
and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee:
art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was
troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation
And the angel said unto her,
Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt
conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name
He shall be great, and shall be
called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the
of his father David:
And he shall reign over the
house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary unto the angel,
How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered and said
unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the
shall overshdow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be
thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin
Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is
month with her, who was called barren.
For with God nothing shall be
And Mary said, Behold the
handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the
departed from her.
¶ And Mary arose in those days,
and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
And entered into the house of
Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass, that, when
Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb;
Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
And she spake out with a loud
voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit
And whence is this to me, that
the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For, lo, as soon as the voice
of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for
And blessed is she that
believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were
from the Lord.
And Mary said, My soul doth
magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in
God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded the low
estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations
call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things; and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that
fear him from generation to generation.
He hath shewed strength with
his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty
from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with
good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
He hath holpen his servant
Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
As he spake to our fathers, to
Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
And Mary abode with her about
three months, and returned to her own house.
¶ Now Elisabeth's full time
came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
And her neighbours and her
cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they
And it came to pass, that on
the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him
Zacharias, after the name of his father.
And his mother answered and
said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
And they said unto her, There
is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
And they made signs to his
father, how he would have him called.
And he asked for a writing
table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
And his mouth was opened
immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
And fear came on all that dwelt
round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout
hill country of Judaea.
And all they that heard them
laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this
the hand of the Lord was with him.
¶ And his father Zacharias was
filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
Blessed be the Lord God of
Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
And hath raised up an horn of
salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his
holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
That we should be saved from
our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised
to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
The oath which he sware to our
That he would grant unto us,
that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him
In holiness and righteousness
before him, all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be
called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of
Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation
unto his people by the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our
God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit
in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way
And the child grew, and waxed
strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing
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it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made
when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every
one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from
Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of
which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of
To be taxed with Mary his
espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they
were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a
because there was no room for them in the inn.
¶ And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock
And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and
And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to
For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the
angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to
which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and
found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they
made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it
wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things,
and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and
it was told unto them.
¶ And when eight days were
accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called
which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
And when the days of her
purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they
to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
(As it is written in the law of
the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the
And to offer a sacrifice
according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of
or two young pigeons.
¶ And, behold, there was a man
in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and
waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by
the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the
And he came by the Spirit into
the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for
after the custom of the law,
Then took he him up in his
arms, and blessed God, and said,
Lord, now lettest thou thy
servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
For mine eyes have seen thy
Which thou hast prepared before
the face of all people;
A light to lighten the
Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
And Joseph and his mother
marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
And Simeon blessed them, and
said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and
again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
(Yea, a sword shall pierce
through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be
And there was one Anna, a
prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a
age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
And she was a widow of about
fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but
with fastings and prayers night and day.
And she coming in that instant
gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that
for redemption in Jerusalem.
And when they had performed all
things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to
own city Nazareth.
And the child grew, and waxed
strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
¶ Now his parents went to
Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
And when he was twelve years
old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
And when they had fulfilled the
days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem;
and his mother knew not of it.
But they, supposing him to have
been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among
kinsfolk and acquaintance.
And when they found him not,
they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
And it came to pass, that after
three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the
both hearing them, and asking them questions.
And all that heard him were
astonished at his understanding and answers.
And when they saw him, they
were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus
us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
And he said unto them, How is
it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's
And they understood not the
saying which he spake unto them.
And he went down with them, and
came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all
sayings in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom
and stature, and in favour with God and man.
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in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius
Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee,
brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis,
Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
Annas and Caiaphas being the
high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in
And he came into all the country
about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of
As it is written in the book of
the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall
straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
And all flesh shall see the
salvation of God.
Then said he to the multitude
that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath
you to flee from the wrath to come?
Bring forth therefore fruits
worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have
to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to
children unto Abraham.
And now also the axe is laid unto
the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
And the people asked him,
saying, What shall we do then?
He answereth and saith unto
them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and
hath meat, let him do likewise.
Then came also publicans to be
baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
And he said unto them, Exact no
more than that which is appointed you.
And the soldiers likewise
demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them,
violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with
¶ And as the people were in
expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were
Christ, or not;
John answered, saying unto them
all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh,
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you
the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Whose fan is in his hand, and
he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his
but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
And many other things in his
exhortation preached he unto the people.
But Herod the tetrarch, being
reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the
which Herod had done,
Added yet this above all, that
he shut up John in prison.
¶ Now when all the people were
baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying,
heaven was opened,
And the Holy Ghost descended in
a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven,
Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
And Jesus himself began to be
about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,
the son of Heli,
Which was the son of Matthat,
which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the
Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
Which was the son of
Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which
son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
Which was the son of Maath,
which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was
of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
Which was the son of Joanna,
which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was
of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
Which was the son of Melchi,
which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the
Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
Which was the son of Jose,
which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the
Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
Which was the son of Simeon,
which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the
Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
Which was the son of Melea,
which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was
the son of
Nathan, which was the son of David,
Which was the son of Jesse,
which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son
Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
Which was the son of Aminadab,
which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the
Phares, which was the son of Juda,
Which was the son of Jacob,
which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the
Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
Which was the son of Saruch,
which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the
Heber, which was the son of Sala,
Which was the son of Cainan,
which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the
Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
Which was the son of Mathusala,
which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the
Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
Which was the son of Enos,
which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son
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Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Being forty days tempted of the
devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended,
And the devil said unto him, If
thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every
And the devil, taking him up
into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in
moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All
this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is
me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
If thou therefore wilt worship
me, all shall be thine.
And Jesus answered and said unto
him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
And he brought him to Jerusalem,
and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be
of God, cast thyself down from hence:
For it is written, He shall
give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
And in their hands they shall
bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
And Jesus answering said unto
him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
And when the devil had ended
all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
¶ And Jesus returned in the
power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him
the region round about.
And he taught in their
synagogues, being glorified of all.
And he came to Nazareth, where
he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the
the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto
him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he
the place where it was written,
The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he
me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives,
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
To preach the acceptable year
of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them
in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
And all bare him witness, and
wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And
Is not this Joseph's son?
And he said unto them, Ye will
surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we
heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
And he said, Verily I say unto
you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
But I tell you of a truth, many
widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up
years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
But unto none of them was Elias
sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
And many lepers were in Israel
in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed,
Naaman the Syrian.
And all they in the synagogue,
when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
And rose up, and thrust him out
of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city
built, that they might cast him down headlong.
But he passing through the
midst of them went his way,
¶ And came down to Capernaum, a
city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power.
And in the synagogue there was
a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a
Saying, Let us alone; what have
we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy
us? I know
thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him
midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
And they were all amazed, and
spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority
power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
And the fame of him went out
into every place of the country round about.
And he arose out of the
synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother
with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
And he stood over her, and
rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and
Now when the sun was setting,
all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him;
laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
And devils also came out of
many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he
them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
And when it was day, he
departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and
him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
And he said unto them, I must
preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
And he preached in the
synagogues of Galilee.
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it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the
word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
And saw two ships standing by
the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing
And he entered into one of the
ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a
the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
Now when he had left speaking,
he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets
And Simon answering said unto
him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing:
at thy word I will let down the net.
And when they had this done,
they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
And they beckoned unto their
partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help
And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell
down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O
For he was astonished, and all
that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
And so was also James, and
John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus
Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
And when they had brought their
ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
¶ And it came to pass, when he
was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus
his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make
And he put forth his hand, and
touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy
departed from him.
And he charged him to tell no
man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy
according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
But so much the more went there
a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and
healed by him of their infirmities.
And he withdrew himself into
the wilderness, and prayed.
¶ And it came to pass on a
certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors
law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and
Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
And, behold, men brought in a
bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring
and to lay him before him.
And when they could not find by
what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went
housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the
And when he saw their faith, he
said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
And the scribes and the
Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh
can forgive sins, but God alone?
But when Jesus perceived their
thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
Whether is easier, to say, Thy
sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the
sick of the
palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into
And immediately he rose up
before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own
And they were all amazed, and
they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen
things to day.
¶ And after these things he
went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of
and he said unto him, Follow me.
And he left all, rose up, and
And Levi made him a great feast
in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of
sat down with them.
But their scribes and Pharisees
murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with
And Jesus answering said unto
them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.
And they said unto him, Why do
the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the
of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
And he said unto them, Can ye
make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is
But the days will come, when
the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast
And he spake also a parable
unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if
then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of
agreeth not with the old.
And no man putteth new wine
into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be
the bottles shall perish.
But new wine must be put into
new bottles; and both are preserved.
No man also having drunk old
wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
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1 ¶ And
it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he
went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of
did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
And certain of the Pharisees
said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath
And Jesus answering them said,
Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an
and they which were with him;
How he went into the house of
God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that
him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
And he said unto them, That the
Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
And it came to pass also on
another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and
there was a
man whose right hand was withered.
And the scribes and Pharisees
watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might
accusation against him.
But he knew their thoughts, and
said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth
midst. And he arose and stood forth.
Then said Jesus unto them, I
will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or
evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
And looking round about upon
them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so:
hand was restored whole as the other.
And they were filled with
madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
¶ And it came to pass in those
days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night
prayer to God.
And when it was day, he called
unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named
Simon, (whom he also named
Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
Matthew and Thomas, James the
son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
And Judas the brother of James,
and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
And he came down with them, and
stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great
people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre
Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
And they that were vexed with
unclean spirits: and they were healed.
And the whole multitude sought
to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
¶ And he lifted up his eyes on
his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom
Blessed are ye that hunger now:
for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall
Blessed are ye, when men shall
hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and
reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
Rejoice ye in that day, and
leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the
manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
But woe unto you that are rich!
for ye have received your consolation.
Woe unto you that are full! for
ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and
Woe unto you, when all men
shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
¶ But I say unto you which
hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Bless them that curse you, and
pray for them which despitefully use you.
And unto him that smiteth thee
on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy
forbid not to take thy coat also.
Give to every man that asketh
of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
And as ye would that men should
do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
For if ye love them which love
you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
And if ye do good to them which
do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
And if ye lend to them of whom
ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to
receive as much again.
But love ye your enemies, and
do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the
and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as
your Father also is merciful.
¶ Judge not, and ye shall not
be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye
Give, and it shall be given
unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete
it shall be measured to you again.
And he spake a parable unto
them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the
The disciple is not above his
master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
And why beholdest thou the mote
that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in
Either how canst thou say to
thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye,
thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou
out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see
pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
For a good tree bringeth not
forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his
own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush
A good man out of the good
treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil
man out of
the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for
abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord,
and do not the things which I say?
Whosoever cometh to me, and
heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
He is like a man which built an
house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the
arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake
it was founded upon a rock.
But he that heareth, and doeth
not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the
against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell;
ruin of that house was great.
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when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people,
he entered into Capernaum.
And a certain centurion's
servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he
sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come
heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus,
they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he
For he loveth our nation, and he
hath built us a synagogue.
Then Jesus went with them. And
when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to
saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that
shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I
myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant
For I also am a man set under
authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he
to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he
When Jesus heard these things,
he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people
followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not
And they that were sent,
returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
¶ And it came to pass the day
after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples
with him, and much people.
Now when he came nigh to the
gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only
son of his
mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
And when the Lord saw her, he
had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
And he came and touched the
bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say
And he that was dead sat up,
and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
And there came a fear on all:
and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among
That God hath visited his people.
And this rumour of him went
forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
And the disciples of John
shewed him of all these things.
¶ And John calling unto him two
of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should
look we for another?
When the men were come unto
him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou
should come? or look we for another?
And in that same hour he cured
many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto
were blind he gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said unto
them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard;
the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear,
are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
And blessed is he, whosoever
shall not be offended in me.
And when the messengers of John
were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What
out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to
see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously
apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
But what went ye out for to
see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
This is he, of whom it is
written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall
way before thee.
For I say unto you, Among those
that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the
but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
And all the people that heard
him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism
But the Pharisees and lawyers
rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of
And the Lord said, Whereunto
then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they
They are like unto children
sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We
piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye
For John the Baptist came
neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
The Son of man is come eating
and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a
of publicans and sinners!
But wisdom is justified of all
¶ And one of the Pharisees
desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's
and sat down to meat.
And, behold, a woman in the
city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the
Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind
him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them
hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the
Now when the Pharisee which had
bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he
prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that
him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said unto
him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say
There was a certain creditor
which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other
And when they had nothing to
pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them
Simon answered and said, I
suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou
And he turned to the woman, and
said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house,
me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and
with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but this
woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not
anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her
sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom
forgiven, the same loveth little.
And he said unto her, Thy sins
And they that sat at meat with
him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins
And he said to the woman, Thy
faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
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it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and
village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God:
twelve were with him,
And certain women, which had
been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out
went seven devils,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza
Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto
¶ And when much people were
gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by
A sower went out to sow his
seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden
the fowls of the air devoured it.
And some fell upon a rock; and
as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked
And some fell among thorns; and
the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said
he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him,
saying, What might this parable be?
And he said, Unto you it is
given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in
that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Now the parable is this: The
seed is the word of God.
Those by the way side are they
that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their
lest they should believe and be saved.
They on the rock are they,
which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no
for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
And that which fell among
thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked
cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to
But that on the good ground are
they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep
bring forth fruit with patience.
No man, when he hath lighted a
candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but
setteth it on
a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
For nothing is secret, that
shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be
Take heed therefore how ye
hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath
him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
Then came to him his mother and
his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.
And it was told him by certain
which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see
And he answered and said unto
them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God,
¶ Now it came to pass on a
certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said
them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched
But as they sailed he fell
asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were
with water, and were in jeopardy.
And they came to him, and awoke
him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the
the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
And he said unto them, Where is
your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What
of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they
And they arrived at the country
of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
And when he went forth to land,
there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long
ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
When he saw Jesus, he cried
out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I
with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me
(For he had commanded the
unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught
him: and he
was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and
driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
And Jesus asked him, saying,
What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered
And they besought him that he
would not command them to go out into the deep.
And there was there an herd of
many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would
them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Then went the devils out of the
man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a
into the lake, and were choked.
When they that fed them saw
what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the
Then they went out to see what
was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils
departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind:
they were afraid.
They also which saw it told
them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
Then the whole multitude of the
country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them;
were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned
Now the man out of whom the
devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus
Return to thine own house, and
shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and
published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done
¶ And it came to pass, that,
when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were
waiting for him.
And, behold, there came a man
named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at
feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
For he had one only daughter,
about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the
And a woman having an issue of
blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians,
could be healed of any,
Came behind him, and touched
the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
And Jesus said, Who touched me?
When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the
throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And Jesus said, Somebody hath
touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
And when the woman saw that she
was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she
him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how
And he said unto her, Daughter,
be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
While he yet spake, there
cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy
is dead; trouble not the Master.
But when Jesus heard it, he
answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made
And when he came into the
house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John,
father and the mother of the maiden.
And all wept, and bewailed her:
but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn,
knowing that she was dead.
And he put them all out, and
took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
And her spirit came again, and
she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
And her parents were
astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was
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Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and
authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
And he sent them to preach the
kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
And he said unto them, Take
nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread,
money; neither have two coats apiece.
And whatsoever house ye enter
into, there abide, and thence depart.
And whosoever will not receive
you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your
feet for a
testimony against them.
And they departed, and went
through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
Now Herod the tetrarch heard of
all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was
some, that John was risen from the dead;
And of some, that Elias had
appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
And Herod said, John have I
beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired
¶ And the apostles, when they
were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and
aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called
And the people, when they knew
it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the
God, and healed them that had need of healing.
And when the day began to wear
away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away,
they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get
victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
But he said unto them, Give ye
them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two
except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
For they were about five
thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by
fifties in a
And they did so, and made them
all sit down.
Then he took the five loaves
and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and
gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
And they did eat, and were all
filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them
¶ And it came to pass, as he
was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them,
say the people that I am?
They answering said, John the
Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old
He said unto them, But whom say
ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
And he straitly charged them,
and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
Saying, The Son of man must
suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
And he said to them all, If any
man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross
For whosoever will save his
life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the
shall save it.
For what is a man advantaged,
if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he
come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
But I tell you of a truth,
there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they
kingdom of God.
¶ And it came to pass about an
eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and
into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion
of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and
And, behold, there talked with
him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Who appeared in glory, and
spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
But Peter and they that were
with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his
and the two men that stood with him.
And it came to pass, as they
departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to
and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and
Elias: not knowing what he said.
While he thus spake, there came
a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into
And there came a voice out of
the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
And when the voice was past,
Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those
any of those things which they had seen.
¶ And it came to pass, that on
the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met
And, behold, a man of the
company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son:
for he is
mine only child.
And, lo, a spirit taketh him,
and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again,
bruising him hardly departeth from him.
And I besought thy disciples to
cast him out; and they could not.
And Jesus answering said, O
faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and
you? Bring thy son hither.
And as he was yet a coming, the
devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean
healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
¶ And they were all amazed at
the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all
Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
Let these sayings sink down
into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of
But they understood not this
saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they
to ask him of that saying.
Then there arose a reasoning
among them, which of them should be greatest.
And Jesus, perceiving the
thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
And said unto them, Whosoever
shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall
me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the
shall be great.
And John answered and said, Master,
we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because
followeth not with us.
And Jesus said unto him, Forbid
him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
¶ And it came to pass, when the
time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face
And sent messengers before his
face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to
ready for him.
And they did not receive him,
because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
And when his disciples James
and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to
from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
But he turned, and rebuked
them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
For the Son of man is not come
to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another
¶ And it came to pass, that, as
they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow
whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus said unto him, Foxes
have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath
to lay his head.
And he said unto another,
Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the
dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another also said, Lord, I
will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at
And Jesus said unto him, No
man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for
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After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent
them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he
Therefore said he unto them, The
harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore
of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Go your ways: behold, I send you
forth as lambs among wolves.
Carry neither purse, nor scrip,
nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
And into whatsoever house ye
enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
And if the son of peace be
there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you
And in the same house remain,
eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is
worthy of his
hire. Go not from house to house.
And into whatsoever city ye
enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
And heal the sick that are
therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
But into whatsoever city ye
enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of
Even the very dust of your
city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding
sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
But I say unto you, that it
shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe
unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and
which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented,
sackcloth and ashes.
But it shall be more tolerable
for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art
exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
He that heareth you heareth me;
and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me
that sent me.
¶ And the seventy returned
again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us
And he said unto them, I beheld
Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Behold, I give unto you power
to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Notwithstanding in this rejoice
not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because
names are written in heaven.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in
spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them
babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
All things are delivered to me
of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and
Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
And he turned him unto his
disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the
For I tell you, that many
prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and
seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard
¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer
stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit
He said unto him, What is
written in the law? how readest thou?
And he answering said, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
And he said unto him, Thou hast
answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
But he, willing to justify
himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And Jesus answering said, A
certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among
stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him
And by chance there came down a
certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other
And likewise a Levite, when he
was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other
But a certain Samaritan, as he
journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on
And went to him, and bound up
his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and
him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he
departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said
Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again,
Which now of these three,
thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that shewed
mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
¶ Now it came to pass, as they
went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named
received him into her house.
And she had a sister called
Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about
much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that
sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said
unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many
But one thing is needful: and
Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
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it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when
he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray,
also taught his disciples.
And he said unto them, When ye
pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy
come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily
And forgive us our sins; for we
also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into
but deliver us from evil.
And he said unto them, Which of
you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say
Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his
journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer
and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with
bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will
not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his
he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it
shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
For every one that asketh
receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it
If a son shall ask bread of any
of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish,
for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will
he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know
how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your
Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
¶ And he was casting out a
devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone
dumb spake; and the people wondered.
But some of them said, He
casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
And others, tempting him,
sought of him a sign from heaven.
But he, knowing their thoughts,
said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to
and a house divided against a house falleth.
If Satan also be divided
against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I
devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out
devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be
But if I with the finger of God
cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed keepeth
his palace, his goods are in peace:
But when a stronger than he
shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his
wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
He that is not with me is
against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
When the unclean spirit is gone
out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding
saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
And when he cometh, he findeth
it swept and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh to
him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in,
there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
¶ And it came to pass, as he
spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice,
said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which
But he said, Yea rather,
blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
¶ And when the people were
gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation:
a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the
For as Jonas was a sign unto
the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
The queen of the south shall
rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn
she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of
behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up
in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they
at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
No man, when he hath lighted a
candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a
candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
The light of the body is the
eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of
but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the
light which is in thee be not darkness.
If thy whole body therefore be
full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light,
the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
¶ And as he spake, a certain
Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to
And when the Pharisee saw it,
he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
And the Lord said unto him, Now
do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but
inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
Ye fools, did not he that made
that which is without make that which is within also?
But rather give alms of such
things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
But woe unto you, Pharisees!
for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over
the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye
love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the
Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the
walk over them are not aware of them.
Then answered one of the
lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us
And he said, Woe unto you also,
ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye
yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woe unto you! for ye build the
sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Truly ye bear witness that ye
allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye
Therefore also said the wisdom
of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they
slay and persecute:
That the blood of all the
prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be
From the blood of Abel unto the
blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple:
say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye
have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and
that were entering in ye hindered.
And as he said these things
unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently,
provoke him to speak of many things:
Laying wait for him, and
seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
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the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he
began to say
unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the
which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Therefore whatsoever ye have
spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have
in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
And I say unto you my friends,
Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more
But I will forewarn you whom ye
shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast
yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Are not five sparrows sold for
two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your
head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than
Also I say unto you, Whosoever
shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess
angels of God:
But he that denieth me before
men shall be denied before the angels of God.
And whosoever shall speak a
word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him
blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
And when they bring you unto
the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought
what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
For the Holy Ghost shall teach
you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
¶ And one of the company said
unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance
And he said unto him, Man, who
made me a judge or a divider over you?
And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in
abundance of the things which he possesseth.
And he spake a parable unto
them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth
And he thought within himself,
saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my
And he said, This will I do: I
will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all
fruits and my goods.
And I will say to my soul,
Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease,
and be merry.
But God said unto him, Thou
fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
things be, which thou hast provided?
So is he that layeth up
treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
¶ And he said unto his
disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,
shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and
the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they
neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God
them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
And which of you with taking
thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do
that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
Consider the lilies how they
grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that
Solomon in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the
grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the
much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall
eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have
But rather seek ye the kingdom
of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Fear not, little flock; for it
is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give
alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the
faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.
Let your loins be girded about,
and your lights burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men
that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that
cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants,
whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto
he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come
and serve them.
And if he shall come in the
second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are
And this know, that if the
goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would
watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
Be ye therefore ready also: for
the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
¶ Then Peter said unto him,
Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
And the Lord said, Who then is
that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his
household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom
his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Of a truth I say unto you, that
he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
But and if that servant say in
his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the
and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
The lord of that servant will
come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is
and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the
And that servant, which knew
his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his
shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did
commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For
whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom
committed much, of him they will ask the more.
I am come to send fire on the
earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
But I have a baptism to be
baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Suppose ye that I am come to
give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
For from henceforth there shall
be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
The father shall be divided
against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the
daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law
daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
¶ And he said also to the
people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say,
cometh a shower; and so it is.
And when ye see the south wind
blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern
the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not
Yea, and why even of yourselves
judge ye not what is right?
When thou goest with thine
adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence
mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the
deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
I tell thee, thou shalt not
depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
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There were present at that season some that told him of the
Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answering said unto
them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the
because they suffered such things?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the
tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners
men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
I tell you, Nay: but, except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
¶ He spake also this parable; A
certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and
fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of
his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this
and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
And he answering said unto him,
Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung
And if it bear fruit, well: and
if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
¶ And he was teaching in one of
the synagogues on the sabbath.
And, behold, there was a woman
which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together,
could in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he
called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine
And he laid his hands on her:
and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue
answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath
and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to
them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and
said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his
his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being
a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years,
loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
And when he had said these
things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced
the glorious things that were done by him.
¶ Then said he, Unto what is
the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
It is like a grain of mustard
seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and
great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
And again he said, Whereunto
shall I liken the kingdom of God?
It is like leaven, which a
woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was
And he went through the cities
and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
¶ Then said one unto him, Lord,
are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
Strive to enter in at the
strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall
not be able.
When once the master of the
house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand
and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he
and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Then shall ye begin to say, We
have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our
But he shall say, I tell you, I
know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and
prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
And they shall come from the
east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and
down in the kingdom of God.
And, behold, there are last
which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
¶ The same day there came
certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart
Herod will kill thee.
And he said unto them, Go ye,
and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and
morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Nevertheless I must walk to
day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a
out of Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which
killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how
I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood
wings, and ye would not!
Behold, your house is left unto
you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the
come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the
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it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief
Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
And, behold, there was a certain
man before him which had the dropsy.
And Jesus answering spake unto
the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath
And they held their peace. And
he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
And answered them, saying, Which
of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not
pull him out on the sabbath day?
And they could not answer him again
to these things.
¶ And he put forth a parable to
those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief
saying unto them,
When thou art bidden of any man
to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable
thou be bidden of him;
And he that bade thee and him
come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to
the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go
and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he
unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the
of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself
shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Then said he also to him that
bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends,
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also
again, and a recompence be made thee.
But when thou makest a feast,
call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for
they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the
of the just.
¶ And when one of them that sat
at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he
eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said he unto him, A
certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
And sent his servant at supper time
to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent
began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of
and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have bought
five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have
married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and
shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry
his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and
in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
And the servant said, Lord, it
is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the
servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come
my house may be filled.
For I say unto you, That none
of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
¶ And there went great
multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
If any man come to me, and hate
not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and
yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his
cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For which of you, intending to
build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether
sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply, after he hath laid
the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin
Saying, This man began to
build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war
against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he
with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty
Or else, while the other is yet
a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of
So likewise, whosoever he be of
you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Salt is good: but if the salt
have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
It is neither fit for the land,
nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to
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Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear
And the Pharisees and scribes
murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
And he spake this parable unto
What man of you, having an
hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and
the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he hath found it, he
layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth
together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me;
have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise
joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over
and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten
pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and
house, and seek diligently till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she
calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with
me; for I
have found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say unto you, there
is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that
¶ And he said, A certain man
had two sons:
And the younger of them said to
his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
divided unto them his living.
And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far
there wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all,
there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself
to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed
And he would fain have filled
his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto
And when he came to himself, he
said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to
and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my
father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven,
And am no more worthy to be
called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his
father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and
compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more
to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants,
Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his
shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted
calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and
is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the
field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and
And he called one of the
servants, and asked what these things meant.
And he said unto him, Thy
brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he
received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not
go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
And he answering said to his
father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at
time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might
merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was
come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for
And he said unto him, Son, thou
art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make
merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again;
lost, and is found.
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he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man,
which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had
And he called him, and said unto
him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy
for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Then the steward said within
himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the
cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
I am resolved what to do, that,
when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their
So he called every one of his
lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou
And he said, An hundred measures
of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and
Then said he to another, And how
much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said
him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
And the lord commended the
unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this
in their generation wiser than the children of light.
And I say unto you, Make to
yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye
may receive you into everlasting habitations.
He that is faithful in that
which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the
unjust also in much.
If therefore ye have not been
faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the
And if ye have not been
faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which
No servant can serve two
masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else
hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And the Pharisees also, who
were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
And he said unto them, Ye are
they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts:
which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
The law and the prophets were
until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every
presseth into it.
And it is easier for heaven and
earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Whosoever putteth away his
wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth
that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
¶ There was a certain rich man,
which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every
And there was a certain beggar
named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the
crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and
And it came to pass, that the
beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the
also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his
eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his
And he cried and said, Father
Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of
finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember
that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise
things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us
and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from
to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee
therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
For I have five brethren; that
he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of
Abraham saith unto him, They
have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father
Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they
hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though
rose from the dead.
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Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than
should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to yourselves: If thy
brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive
And if he trespass against thee
seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee,
repent; thou shalt forgive him.
And the apostles said unto the
Lord, Increase our faith.
And the Lord said, If ye had
faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree,
plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should
But which of you, having a
servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he
from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
And will not rather say unto
him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me,
have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
Doth he thank that servant
because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
So likewise ye, when ye shall
have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are
servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
¶ And it came to pass, as he
went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and
And as he entered into a
certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood
And they lifted up their
voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
And when he saw them, he said
unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass,
they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw
that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
And fell down on his face at
his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, Were
there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
There are not found that
returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
And he said unto him, Arise, go
thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
¶ And when he was demanded of
the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them
The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Neither shall they say, Lo
here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
And he said unto the disciples,
The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the
man, and ye shall not see it.
And they shall say to you, See
here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
For as the lightning, that lighteneth
out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under
shall also the Son of man be in his day.
But first must he suffer many
things, and be rejected of this generation.
And as it was in the days of
Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they
married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe
the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the
days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they
But the same day that Lot went
out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed
Even thus shall it be in the
day when the Son of man is revealed.
In that day, he which shall be
upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to
away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
Remember Lot's wife.
Whosoever shall seek to save
his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall
I tell you, in that night there
shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other
Two women shall be grinding
together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two men shall be in the field;
the one shall be taken, and the other left.
And they answered and said unto
him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is,
the eagles be gathered together.
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he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always
to pray, and not to faint;
Saying, There was in a city a
judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
And there was a widow in that
city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for a while:
but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard
Yet because this widow troubleth
me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the
unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own
elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge
them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find
¶ And he spake this parable unto
certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and
Two men went up into the temple
to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed
thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I
give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar
off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down
to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that
himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
¶ And they brought unto him
also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it,
But Jesus called them unto him,
and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:
such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall
wise enter therein.
¶ And a certain ruler asked
him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
Thou knowest the commandments,
Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false
Honour thy father and thy mother.
And he said, All these have I
kept from my youth up.
Now when Jesus heard these
things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that
and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:
And when he heard this, he was
very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
And when Jesus saw that he was
very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter
kingdom of God!
For it is easier for a camel to
go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the
And they that heard it said,
Who then can be saved?
And he said, The things which
are impossible with men are possible with God.
Then Peter said, Lo, we have
left all, and followed thee.
And he said unto them, Verily I
say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or
wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
Who shall not receive manifold
more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
¶ Then he took unto him the
twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all
are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be
For he shall be delivered unto
the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and
And they shall scourge him, and
put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
And they understood none of
these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the
which were spoken.
¶ And it came to pass, that as
he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side
And hearing the multitude pass
by, he asked what it meant.
And they told him, that Jesus
of Nazareth passeth by.
And he cried, saying, Jesus,
thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
And they which went before
rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the
Son of David, have mercy on me.
And Jesus stood, and commanded
him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
Saying, What wilt thou that I shall
do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him,
Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
And immediately he received his
sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they
gave praise unto God.
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Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
And, behold, there was a man
named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was
And he sought to see Jesus who
he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed
up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the
place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make
come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
And he made haste, and came
down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw it, they all
murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a
And Zacchaeus stood, and said
unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor;
and if I
have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him
And Jesus said unto him, This
day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of
For the Son of man is come to
seek and to save that which was lost.
¶ And as they heard these
things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem,
because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
He said therefore, A certain
nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and
And he called his ten servants,
and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and
sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign
And it came to pass, that when
he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these
to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might
much every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying,
Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
And he said unto him, Well,
thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little,
authority over ten cities.
And the second came, saying,
Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to him, Be
thou also over five cities.
And another came, saying, Lord,
behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
For I feared thee, because thou
art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and
thou didst not sow.
And he saith unto him, Out of
thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest
that I was
an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did
Wherefore then gavest not thou
my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine
And he said unto them that
stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten
(And they said unto him, Lord,
he hath ten pounds.)
For I say unto you, That unto
every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even
hath shall be taken away from him.
But those mine enemies, which
would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them
¶ And when he had thus spoken,
he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
And it came to pass, when he
was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount
Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
Saying, Go ye into the village
over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt
whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, Why do
ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of
And they that were sent went
their way, and found even as he had said unto them.
And as they were loosing the
colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
And they said, The Lord hath
need of him.
And they brought him to Jesus:
and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
And as he went, they spread
their clothes in the way.
And when he was come nigh, even
now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty
they had seen;
Saying, Blessed be the King
that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the
And some of the Pharisees from
among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
And he answered and said unto
them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones
immediately cry out.
¶ And when he was come near, he
beheld the city, and wept over it,
Saying, If thou hadst known,
even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy
but now they are hid from thine eyes.
For the days shall come upon
thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass
round, and keep thee in on every side,
And shall lay thee even with
the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in
stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
And he went into the temple,
and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
Saying unto them, It is
written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of
And he taught daily in the
temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the
sought to destroy him,
And could not find what they
might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
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it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the
people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and
scribes came upon him with the elders,
And spake unto him, saying, Tell
us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave
And he answered and said unto
them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
The baptism of John, was it from
heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with
themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then
believed ye him not?
But and if we say, Of men; all
the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
And they answered, that they
could not tell whence it was.
And Jesus said unto them,
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
¶ Then began he to speak to the
people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth
husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
And at the season he sent a
servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of
vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent another
servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent
And again he sent a third: and
they wounded him also, and cast him out.
Then said the lord of the
vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they
reverence him when they see him.
But when the husbandmen saw
him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come,
kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
So they cast him out of the
vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard
He shall come and destroy these
husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard
said, God forbid.
And he beheld them, and said,
What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders
same is become the head of the corner?
Whosoever shall fall upon that
stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind
And the chief priests and the
scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the
for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
¶ And they watched him, and
sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they
hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and
of the governor.
And they asked him, saying,
Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither
the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
Is it lawful for us to give
tribute unto Caesar, or no?
But he perceived their
craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
Shew me a penny. Whose image
and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
And he said unto them, Render
therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the
which be God's.
And they could not take hold of
his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held
¶ Then came to him certain of
the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they
Saying, Master, Moses wrote
unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without
that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his
There were therefore seven
brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
And the second took her to
wife, and he died childless.
And the third took her; and in
like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
Last of all the woman died
Therefore in the resurrection
whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
And Jesus answering said unto
them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the
neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Neither can they die any more:
for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being
children of the resurrection.
Now that the dead are raised,
even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
For he is not a God of the
dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
¶ Then certain of the scribes
answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
And after that they durst not
ask him any question at all.
And he said unto them, How say
they that Christ is David's son?
And David himself saith in the
book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I make thine enemies thy
David therefore calleth him
Lord, how is he then his son?
Then in the audience of all the
people he said unto his disciples,
Beware of the scribes, which
desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and
highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
Which devour widows' houses,
and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater
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he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the
And he saw also a certain poor
widow casting in thither two mites.
And he said, Of a truth I say
unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
For all these have of their
abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath
all the living that she had.
¶ And as some spake of the
temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
As for these things which ye
behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one
another, that shall not be thrown down.
And they asked him, saying,
Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be
things shall come to pass?
And he said, Take heed that ye be
not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and
draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
But when ye shall hear of wars
and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to
the end is not by and by.
Then said he unto them, Nation
shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
And great earthquakes shall be
in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and
signs shall there be from heaven.
But before all these, they
shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to
synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for
And it shall turn to you for a
Settle it therefore in your
hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
For I will give you a mouth and
wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor
And ye shall be betrayed both
by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you
they cause to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all
men for my name's sake.
But there shall not an hair of
your head perish.
In your patience possess ye
¶ And when ye shall see
Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof
Then let them which are in
Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it
out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
For these be the days of
vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
But woe unto them that are with
child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be
distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
And they shall fall by the edge
of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and
shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles
And there shall be signs in the
sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of
with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for
fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the Son
of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
And when these things begin to
come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption
¶ And he spake to them a
parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
When they now shoot forth, ye
see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
So likewise ye, when ye see
these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at
Verily I say unto you, This
generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass
away: but my words shall not pass away.
And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and
and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on
all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
Watch ye therefore, and pray
always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that
come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
And in the day time he was
teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the
is called the mount of Olives.
And all the people came early
in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
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the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the
And the chief priests and
scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
Then entered Satan into Judas
surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went his way, and
communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him
And they were glad, and
covenanted to give him money.
And he promised, and sought
opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
¶ Then came the day of
unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
And he sent Peter and John,
saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
And they said unto him, Where
wilt thou that we prepare?
And he said unto them, Behold,
when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing
pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
And ye shall say unto the
goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the
where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
And he shall shew you a large
upper room furnished: there make ready.
And they went, and found as he
had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And when the hour was come, he
sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
And he said unto them, With
desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
For I say unto you, I will not
any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And he took the cup, and gave
thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
For I say unto you, I will not
drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
And he took bread, and gave
thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which
given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Likewise also the cup after
supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is
¶ But, behold, the hand of him
that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
And truly the Son of man goeth,
as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
And they began to enquire among
themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
And there was also a strife
among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
And he said unto them, The
kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that
authority upon them are called benefactors.
But ye shall not be so: but he
that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is
he that doth serve.
For whether is greater, he that
sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat?
but I am
among you as he that serveth.
Ye are they which have
continued with me in my temptations.
And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
That ye may eat and drink at my
table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of
And the Lord said, Simon,
Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as
But I have prayed for thee,
that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy
And he said unto him, Lord, I
am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
And he said, I tell thee,
Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice
that thou knowest me.
And he said unto them, When I
sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And
Then said he unto them, But
now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and
hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
For I say unto you, that this
that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned
transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
And they said, Lord, behold,
here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
¶ And he came out, and went, as
he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed
And when he was at the place,
he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
And he was withdrawn from them
about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Saying, Father, if thou be
willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine,
And there appeared an angel
unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
And being in an agony he prayed
more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood
to the ground.
And when he rose up from
prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for
And said unto them, Why sleep
ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
¶ And while he yet spake,
behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve,
before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
But Jesus said unto him, Judas,
betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
When they which were about him
saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with
And one of them smote the
servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
And Jesus answered and said,
Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Then Jesus said unto the chief
priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to
ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
When I was daily with you in
the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your
the power of darkness.
¶ Then took they him, and led
him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed
And when they had kindled a
fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat
But a certain maid beheld him
as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This
also with him.
And he denied him, saying,
Woman, I know him not.
And after a little while
another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man,
And about the space of one hour
after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also
with him: for he is a Galilaean.
And Peter said, Man, I know not
what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
And the Lord turned, and looked
upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said
him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
And Peter went out, and wept
¶ And the men that held Jesus
mocked him, and smote him.
And when they had blindfolded
him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who
that smote thee?
And many other things
blasphemously spake they against him.
And as soon as it was day, the
elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came
led him into their council, saying,
Art thou the Christ? tell us.
And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
And if I also ask you, ye will
not answer me, nor let me go.
Hereafter shall the Son of man
sit on the right hand of the power of God.
Then said they all, Art thou
then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
And they said, What need we any
further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
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the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
And they began to accuse him,
saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to
tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
And Pilate asked him, saying,
Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou
Then said Pilate to the chief
priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
And they were the more fierce,
saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry,
from Galilee to this place.
When Pilate heard of Galilee, he
asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
And as soon as he knew that he
belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself
at Jerusalem at that time.
And when Herod saw Jesus, he was
exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season,
because he had
heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done
Then he questioned with him in
many words; but he answered him nothing.
And the chief priests and
scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
And Herod with his men of war
set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe,
him again to Pilate.
And the same day Pilate and
Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity
¶ And Pilate, when he had
called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
Said unto them, Ye have brought
this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I,
examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those
whereof ye accuse him:
No, nor yet Herod: for I sent
you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
I will therefore chastise him,
and release him.
(For of necessity he must release
one unto them at the feast.)
And they cried out all at once,
saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
(Who for a certain sedition
made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
Pilate therefore, willing to
release Jesus, spake again to them.
But they cried, saying, Crucify
him, crucify him.
And he said unto them the third
time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in
will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
And they were instant with loud
voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them
and of the
chief priests prevailed.
And Pilate gave sentence that
it should be as they required.
And he released unto them him
that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had
he delivered Jesus to their will.
¶ And as they led him away,
they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country,
him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
And there followed him a great
company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
But Jesus turning unto them
said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves,
For, behold, the days are
coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the
never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Then shall they begin to say to
the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
For if they do these things in
a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
¶ And there were also two
other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
And when they were come to the
place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the
one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
Then said Jesus, Father,
forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his
And the people stood beholding.
And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let
save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
And the soldiers also mocked
him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
And saying, If thou be the king
of the Jews, save thyself.
And a superscription also was
written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS
OF THE JEWS.
And one of the malefactors
which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save
But the other answering rebuked
him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same
And we indeed justly; for we
receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing
And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And Jesus said unto him, Verily
I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
¶ And it was about the sixth
hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
And the sun was darkened, and
the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
And when Jesus had cried with a
loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and
said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Now when the centurion saw what
was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
And all the people that came
together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote
breasts, and returned.
And all his acquaintance, and
the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding
¶ And, behold, there was a man
named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
(The same had not consented to
the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the
also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
This man went unto Pilate, and
begged the body of Jesus.
And he took it down, and
wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone,
never man before was laid.
And that day was the
preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
And the women also, which came
with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and
body was laid.
And they returned, and prepared
spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the
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upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they
came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
certain others with them.
And they found the stone rolled
away from the sepulchre.
And they entered in, and found
not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they
were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in
And as they were afraid, and
bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye
living among the dead?
He is not here, but is risen:
remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Saying, The Son of man must be
delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third
And they remembered his words,
And returned from the sepulchre,
and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
It was Mary Magdalene, and
Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with
which told these things unto the apostles.
And their words seemed to them
as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Then arose Peter, and ran unto
the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by
and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
¶ And, behold, two of them went
that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem
And they talked together of all
these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, that,
while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and
But their eyes were holden that
they should not know him.
And he said unto them, What
manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye
And the one of them, whose name
was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in
and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these
And he said unto them, What
things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was
prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
And how the chief priests and
our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified
But we trusted that it had been
he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is
day since these things were done.
Yea, and certain women also of
our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
And when they found not his
body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels,
that he was alive.
And certain of them which were
with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had
said: but him
they saw not.
Then he said unto them, O
fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
And beginning at Moses and all
the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things
And they drew nigh unto the
village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone
But they constrained him,
saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far
he went in to tarry with them.
And it came to pass, as he sat
at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave
And their eyes were opened, and
they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
And they said one to another,
Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way,
he opened to us the scriptures?
And they rose up the same hour,
and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and
that were with them,
Saying, The Lord is risen
indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
And they told what things were
done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
¶ And as they thus spake, Jesus
himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto
But they were terrified and
affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
And he said unto them, Why are
ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh
as ye see me have.
And when he had thus spoken, he
shewed them his hands and his feet.
And while they yet believed not
for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
And they gave him a piece of a
broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
And he took it, and did eat
And he said unto them, These
are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that
must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
and in the psalms, concerning me.
Then opened he their
understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
And said unto them, Thus it is
written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the
And that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations,
And ye are witnesses of these
And, behold, I send the promise
of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye
endued with power from on high.
¶ And he led them out as far as
to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
And it came to pass, while he
blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
And they worshipped him, and
returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
And were continually in the
temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.