The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger
before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord,
Make his paths straight;
4 John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of
repentance unto remission of sins.
5 And there went out unto him all the country of Judaea, and all they of
; And they were baptized of him in the river
, confessing their sins.
6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and `had' a leathern girdle about his
loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.
7 And he preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than I, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8 I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee,
and was baptized of John in the
10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder,
and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:
11 And a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am
12 And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.
13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; And he was with the
wild beasts; And the angels ministered unto him.
14 Now after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the
gospel of God,
15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.
16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother
of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become
fishers of men.
18 And straightway they left the nets, and followed him.
19 And going on a little further, he saw James the `son' of Zebedee, and John
his brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets.
20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the
boat with the hired servants, and went after him.
21 And they go into
; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught.
22 And they were astonished at his teaching: For he taught them as having
authority, and not as the scribes.
23 And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit;
and he cried out,
24 saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Nazarene? art thou come to
destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves,
saying, What is this? a new teaching! with authority he commandeth even the
unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28 And the report of him went out straightway everywhere into all the region of
29 And straightway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the
house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and straightway they tell him
31 and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left
her, and she ministered unto them.
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were sick,
and them that were possessed with demons.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out many
demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and
departed into a desert place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him;
37 and they found him, and say unto him, All are seeking thee.
38 And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may
preach there also; for to this end came I forth.
39 And he went into their synagogues throughout all
, preaching and casting out demons.
40 And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him,
and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and touched
him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou made clean.
42 And straightway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
43 And he strictly charged him, and straightway sent him out,
44 and saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go show thyself to
the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a
testimony unto them.
45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the
matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was
without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.
1 And when he entered again into
after some days, it was noised that he was in the house.
2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room `for them',
no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.
3 And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the
roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon
the sick of the palsy lay.
5 And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins
6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their
7 Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one,
8 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within
themselves, saith unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are forgiven; or to
say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive
sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy),
11 I say unto thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.
12 And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them
all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw
it on this fashion.
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto
him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the `son' of Alphaeus sitting at the place
of toll, and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and many
publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there were
many, and they followed him.
16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with the
sinners and publicans, said unto his disciples, `How is it' that he eateth and
drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need
of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but
18 And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and say
unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but
thy disciples fast not?
19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the
bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them,
and then will they fast in that day.
21 No man seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that which
should fill it up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is
22 And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the wine will burst the
skins, and the wine perisheth, and the skins: but `they put' new wine into fresh
23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the
grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.
24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that
which is not lawful?
25 And he said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need,
and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?
How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the
showbread, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests, and gave also to
them that were with him?
27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the
28 so that the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.
1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who had his
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they
might accuse him.
3 And he saith unto the man that had his hand withered, Stand forth.
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or to do
harm? to save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at the
hardening of their heart, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he
stretched it forth; and his hand was restored.
6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway with the Herodians took counsel
against him, how they might destroy him.
7 And Jesus with his disciples withdrew to the sea: and a great multitude from
Galilee followed; and from Judaea,
8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond the Jordan, and about Tyre
and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came unto him.
9 And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him because
of the crowd, lest they should throng him:
10 for he had healed many; insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed upon him
that they might touch him.
11 And the unclean spirits, whensoever they beheld him, fell down before him,
and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he charged them much that they should not make him known.
13 And he goeth up into the mountain, and calleth unto him whom he himself
would; and they went unto him.
14 And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send
them forth to preach,
15 and to have authority to cast out demons:
16 and Simon he surnamed Peter;
17 and James the `son' of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them he
surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:
18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James
the `son' of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. And he cometh into a house.
20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as
21 And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they
said, He is beside himself.
22 And the scribes that came down from
said, He hath Beelzebub, and, By the prince of the demons casteth he out the
23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan
cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to
26 And if Satan hath rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand,
but hath an end.
27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong `man', and spoil his goods,
except he first bind the strong `man'; and then he will spoil his house.
28 Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,
and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness,
but is guilty of an eternal sin:
30 because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
31 And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing without, they sent
unto him, calling him.
32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they say unto him, Behold, thy
mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
33 And he answereth them, and saith, Who is my mother and my brethren?
34 And looking round on them that sat round about him, he saith, Behold, my
mother and my brethren!
35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and sister,
1 And again he began to teach by the sea side. And there is gathered unto him a
very great multitude, so that he entered into a boat, and sat in the sea; and
all the multitude were by the sea on the land.
2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his
3 Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow:
4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, some `seed' fell by the way side, and the
birds came and devoured it.
5 And other fell on the rocky `ground', where it had not much earth; and
straightway it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth:
6 and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it
7 And other fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it
yielded no fruit.
8 And others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and
increasing; and brought forth, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.
9 And he said, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him
11 And he said unto them, Unto you is given the mystery of the
: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables:
12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and
not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be forgiven
13 And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye know all
14 The sower soweth the word.
15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when they
have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and taketh away the word which hath been
sown in them.
16 And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky `places', who,
when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with joy;
17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when
tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway they
18 And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they that have
heard the word,
19 and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of
other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20 And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear the
word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a
21 And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel, or
under the bed, `and' not to be put on the stand?
22 For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested; neither was
`anything' made secret, but that it should come to light.
23 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it
shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given unto you.
25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall
be taken away even that which he hath.
26 And he said, So is the
, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth;
27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and
grow, he knoweth not how.
28 The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, then the
full grain in the ear.
29 But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle, because
the harvest is come.
30 And he said, How shall we liken the
? or in what parable shall we set it forth?
31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the earth,
though it be less than all the seeds that are upon the earth,
32 yet when it is sown, groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and
putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the
33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to
34 and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own
disciples he expounded all things.
35 And on that day, when even was come, he saith unto them, Let us go over unto
the other side.
36 And leaving the multitude, they take him with them, even as he was, in the
boat. And other boats were with him.
37 And there ariseth a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat,
insomuch that the boat was now filling.
38 And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him,
and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful? have ye not yet faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is this, that
even the wind and the sea obey him?
1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes.
2 And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of the
tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
3 who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more bind him, no, not
with a chain;
4 because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains
had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no man had
strength to tame him.
5 And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying
out, and cutting himself with stones.
6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him;
7 and crying out with a loud voice, he saith, What have I to do with thee,
Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, torment me not.
8 For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.
9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is Legion;
for we are many.
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there on the mountain side a great herd of swine feeding.
12 And they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into
13 And he gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered into
the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, `in number' about
two thousand; and they were drowned in the sea.
14 And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And
they came to see what it was that had come to pass.
15 And they come to Jesus, and behold him that was possessed with demons
sitting, clothed and in his right mind, `even' him that had the legion: and they
16 And they that saw it declared unto them how it befell him that was possessed
with demons, and concerning the swine.
17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their borders.
18 And as he was entering into the boat, he that had been possessed with demons
besought him that he might be with him.
19 And he suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go to thy house unto thy
friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and `how'
he had mercy on thee.
20 And he went his way, and began to publish in
how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men marvelled.
21 And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat unto the other side, a
great multitude was gathered unto him; and he was by the sea.
22 And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and
seeing him, he falleth at his feet,
23 and beseecheth him much, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death:
`I pray thee', that thou come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be made
whole, and live.
24 And he went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and they thronged
25 And a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she
had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind, and
touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I touch but his garments, I shall be made whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her
body that she was healed of her plague.
30 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power `proceeding' from
him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and
sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came
and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace,
and be whole of thy plague.
35 While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's `house'
saying, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further?
36 But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the
synagogue, Fear not, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow with him, save Peter, and James, and John
the brother of James.
38 And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he beholdeth a
tumult, and `many' weeping and wailing greatly.
39 And when he was entered in, he saith unto them, Why make ye a tumult, and
weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all forth, taketh the
father of the child and her mother and them that were with him, and goeth in
where the child was.
41 And taking the child by the hand, he saith unto her, Talitha cumi; which is,
being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise.
42 And straightway the damsel rose up, and walked; for she was twelve years old.
And they were amazed straightway with a great amazement.
43 And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that
`something' should be given her to eat.
1 And he went out from thence; and he cometh into his own country; and his
disciples follow him.
2 And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many
hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these things? and,
What is the wisdom that is given unto this man, and `what mean' such mighty
works wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses,
and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were
offended in him.
4 And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his own
country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few
sick folk, and healed them.
6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the
7 And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and
two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
8 and he charged them that they should take nothing for `their' journey, save a
staff only; no bread, no wallet, now money in their purse;
9 but `to go' shod with sandals: and, `said he', put not on two coats.
10 And he said unto them, Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide till ye
11 And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go
forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony unto
12 And they went out, and preached that `men' should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and
14 And king Herod heard `thereof'; for his name had become known: and he said,
John the Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers work in
15 But others said, It is Elijah. And others said, `It is' a prophet, `even' as
one of the prophets.
16 But Herod, when he heard `thereof', said, John, whom I beheaded, he is risen.
17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in
prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he had married
18 For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's
19 And Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him; and she could
20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept
him safe. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed; and he heard him gladly.
21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper
to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;
22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased
Herod and them that sat at meat with him; and the king said unto the damsel, Ask
of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee,
unto the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went out, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said,
The head of John the Baptizer.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I
will that thou forthwith give me on a platter the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them
that sat at meat, he would not reject her.
27 And straightway the king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and commanded to
bring his head: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel
gave it to her mother.
29 And when his disciples heard `thereof', they came and took up his corpse, and
laid it in a tomb.
30 And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told him all
things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught.
31 And he saith unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and
rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so
much as to eat.
32 And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart.
33 And `the people' saw them going, and many knew `them', and they ran together
there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.
34 And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on them,
because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said,
The place is desert, and the day is now far spent;
36 send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about,
and buy themselves somewhat to eat.
37 But he answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto
him, Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings' worth of bread, and give them to
38 And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go `and' see. And when they
knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
39 And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the green
40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he
blessed, and brake the loaves; and he gave to the disciples to set before them;
and the two fishes divided he among them all.
42 And they all ate, and were filled.
43 And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and also of the fishes.
44 And they that ate the loaves were five thousand men.
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat, and to
go before `him' unto the other side to
, while he himself sendeth the multitude away.
46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to pray.
47 And when even was come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on
48 And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them,
about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and
he would have passed by them:
49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost,
and cried out;
50 for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he straightway spake with them,
and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
51 And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they were
sore amazed in themselves;
52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
53 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land unto Gennesaret, and
moored to the shore.
54 And when they were come out of the boat, straightway `the people' knew him,
55 and ran round about that whole region, and began to carry about on their beds
those that were sick, where they heard he was.
56 And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the
country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they
might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him
were made whole.
1 And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the
scribes, who had come from
2 and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is,
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently,
eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;
4 and `when they come' from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they
eat not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold,
washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.)
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples
according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled
6 And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is
written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from
7 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching `as their' doctrines the precepts of
8 Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye
may keep your tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil
of father or mother, let him die the death:
11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith
thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given `to
12 ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;
13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and
many such like things ye do.
14 And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of
you, and understand:
15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him;
but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
16 `If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.'
17 And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples
asked of him the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye
not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, `it' cannot defile him;
19 because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into
the draught? `This he said', making all meats clean.
20 And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed,
fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride,
23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.
24 And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of
. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not
25 But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having
heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought him
that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
27 And he said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to
take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
28 But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table
eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of
30 And she went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and
the demon gone out.
31 And again he went out from the borders of
, and came through
unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his
speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into
his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;
34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is,
35 And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged
them, so much the more a great deal they published it.
37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things
well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
1 In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to
eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them,
2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three
days, and have nothing to eat:
3 and if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way; and
some of them are come from far.
4 And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men
with bread here in a desert place?
5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
6 And he commandeth the multitude to sit down on the ground: and he took the
seven loaves, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, to
set before them; and they set them before the multitude.
7 And they had a few small fishes: and having blessed them, he commanded to set
these also before them.
8 And they ate, and were filled: and they took up, of broken pieces that
remained over, seven baskets.
9 And they were about four thousand: and he sent them away.
10 And straightway he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came into
the parts of Dalmanutha.
11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him
a sign from heaven, trying him.
12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek
a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this
13 And he left them, and again entering into `the boat' departed to the other
14 And they forgot to take bread; and they had not in the boat with them more
than one loaf.
15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees
and the leaven of Herod.
16 And they reasoned one with another, saying, We have no bread.
17 And Jesus perceiving it saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no
bread? do ye not yet perceive, neither understand? have ye your heart hardened?
18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not
19 When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full
of broken pieces took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
20 And when the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of broken
pieces took ye up? And they say unto him, Seven.
21 And he said unto them, Do ye not yet understand?
22 And they come unto
. And they bring to him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him.
23 And he took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the
village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him, he asked
him, Seest thou aught?
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold `them' as trees, walking.
25 Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked stedfastly, and was
restored, and saw all things clearly.
26 And he sent him away to his home, saying, Do not even enter into the village.
27 And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea
Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men
say that I am?
28 And they told him, saying, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but others,
One of the prophets.
29 And he asked them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answereth and saith unto
him, Thou art the Christ.
30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and
be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be
killed, and after three days rise again.
32 And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33 But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and saith, Get
thee behind me, Satan; for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of
34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto them,
If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and
35 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his
life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
36 For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
37 For what should a man give in exchange for his life?
38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and
sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh
in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There are some here of them that
stand `by', who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the kingdom of
God come with power.
2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and
bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was
transfigured before them;
3 and his garments became glistering, exceeding white, so as no fuller on earth
can whiten them.
4 And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with
5 And Peter answereth and saith to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be here:
and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
6 For he knew not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.
7 And there came a cloud overshadowing them: and there came a voice out of the
cloud, This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.
8 And suddenly looking round about, they saw no one any more, save Jesus only
9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them that they
should tell no man what things they had seen, save when the Son of man should
have risen again from the dead.
10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the rising again
from the dead should mean.
11 And they asked him, saying, `How is it' that the scribes say that Elijah must
12 And he said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things:
and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many things and
be set at nought?
13 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come, and they have also done unto him
whatsoever they would, even as it is written of him.
14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about them,
and scribes questioning with them.
15 And straightway all the multitude, when they saw him, were greatly amazed,
and running to him saluted him.
16 And he asked them, What question ye with them?
17 And one of the multitude answered him, Teacher, I brought unto thee my son,
who hath a dumb spirit;
18 and wheresoever it taketh him, it dasheth him down: and he foameth, and
grindeth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they
should cast it out; and they were not able.
19 And he answereth them and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be
with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit
tare him grievously; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto him?
And he said, From a child.
22 And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to
destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that
24 Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe; help thou
25 And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the
unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come
out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and `the boy' became as
one dead; insomuch that the more part said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, `How
is it' that we could not cast it out?
29 And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
30 And they went forth from thence, and passed through
; and he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered
up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and when he is killed, after
three days he shall rise again.
32 But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
33 And they came to
: and when he was in the house he asked them, What were ye reasoning on the way?
34 But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on the way,
who `was' the greatest.
35 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any man
would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.
36 And he took a little child, and set him in the midst of them: and taking him
in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me:
and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
38 John said unto him, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and
we forbade him, because he followed not us.
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a mighty
work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.
40 For he that is not against us is for us.
41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink, because ye are
Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
42 And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to
stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he were cast into the sea.
43 And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to
enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into
the unquenchable fire.
44 `where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.'
45 And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to
enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into hell.
46 `where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.'
47 And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for thee to
enter into the
with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell;
48 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
49 For every one shall be salted with fire.
50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will ye
season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.
1 And he arose from thence and cometh into the borders of Judaea and beyond the
: and multitudes come together unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught
2 And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to
put away `his' wife? trying him.
3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her
5 But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this
6 But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to
8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but one
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
10 And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter.
11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another,
committeth adultery against her:
12 and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she
13 And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them:
and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them,
Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the
as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.
16 And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.
17 And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to
him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one,
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not
steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and mother.
20 And he said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from my
21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou
lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt
have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful: for he
was one that had great possessions.
23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall
they that have riches enter into the
24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and
saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter
25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to
enter into the
26 And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be saved?
27 Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God:
for all things are possible with God.
28 Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
29 Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or
brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or lands, for my sake,
and for the gospel's sake,
30 but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren,
and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the
world to come eternal life.
31 But many `that are' first shall be last; and the last first.
32 And they were on the way, going up to
; and Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed; and they that followed
were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things
that were to happen unto him,
33 `saying', Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be
delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to
death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles:
34 and they shall mock him, and shall spit upon him, and shall scourge him, and
shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.
35 And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto
him, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
37 And they said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand,
and one on `thy' left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the
cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup that I
drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be
40 but to sit on my right hand or on `my' left hand is not mine to give; but `it
is for them' for whom it hath been prepared.
41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning
James and John.
42 And Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they who are
accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones
exercise authority over them.
43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall
be your minister;
44 and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all.
45 For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and
to give his life a ransom for many.
46 And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his disciples
and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was
sitting by the way ar 10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he
began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the
more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and said, Call ye him. And they call the blind man,
saying unto him, Be of good cheer: rise, he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered him, and said, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?
And the blind man said unto him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And
straightway he received his sight, and followed him in the way.
1 And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the
mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples,
2 and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against you:
and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man
ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.
3 And if any one say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye, The Lord hath need of
him; and straightway he will send him back hither.
4 And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without in the open
street; and they loose him.
5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the
6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.
7 And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and he sat
8 And many spread their garments upon the way; and others branches, which they
had cut from the fields.
9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna; Blessed
`is' he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
10 Blessed `is' the kingdom that cometh, `the kingdom' of our father David:
Hosanna in the highest.
11 And he entered into
, into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, it being
now eventide, he went out unto
with the twelve.
12 And on the morrow, when they were come out from
, he hungered.
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find
anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it
was not the season of figs.
14 And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for
ever. And his disciples heard it.
15 And they come to
: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them
that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and
the seats of them that sold the doves;
16 and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the
17 And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be
called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of
18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might
destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his
19 And every evening he went forth out of the city.
20 And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away
from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree
which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken
up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it.
24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe
that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
25 And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one;
that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 `But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive
27 And they come again to
: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and
the scribes, and the elders;
28 and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who
gave thee this authority to do these things?
29 And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and
I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.
31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He
will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
32 But should we say, From men--they feared the people: for all verily held John
to be a prophet.
33 And they answered Jesus and say, We know not. And Jesus saith unto them,
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
1 And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set
a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let
it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive
from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.
3 And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and him they wounded in the head,
and handled shamefully.
5 And he sent another; and him they killed: and many others; beating some, and
6 He had yet one, a beloved son: he sent him last unto them, saying, They will
reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us
kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard.
9 What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the
husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
10 Have ye not read even this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
11 This was from the Lord, And it is marvellous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they
perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that
they might catch him in talk.
14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Teacher, we know that thou art
true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but
of a truth teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said
unto them, Why make ye trial of me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it.
16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's,
and unto God the things that are God's. And they marvelled greatly at him.
18 And there come unto him Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection; and
they asked him, saying,
19 Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave a wife behind
him, and leave no child, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up
seed unto his brother.
20 There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed;
21 and the second took her, and died, leaving no seed behind him; and the third
22 and the seven left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to
24 Jesus said unto them, Is it not for this cause that ye err, that ye know not
the scriptures, nor the power of God?
25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in
marriage; but are as angels in heaven.
26 But as touching the dead, that they are raised; have ye not read in the book
of Moses, in `the place concerning' the Bush, how God spake unto him, saying, I
`am' the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing
that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all?
29 Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is
30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.
31 The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none
other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth, Teacher, thou hast well said that
he is one; and there is none other but he:
33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with
all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all
whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art
not far from the
. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
35 And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How say the scribes
that the Christ is the son of David?
36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou
on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.
37 David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the common
people heard him gladly.
38 And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in
long robes, and `to have' salutations in the marketplaces,
39 and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:
40 they that devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these
shall receive greater condemnation.
41 And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast
money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a
43 And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto
you, This poor widow cast in more than all they that are casting into the
44 for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast
in all that she had, `even' all her living.
1 And as he went forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him,
Teacher, behold, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!
2 And Jesus said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be
left here one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James
and John and Andrew asked him privately,
4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what `shall be' the sign when these
things are all about to be accomplished?
5 And Jesus began to say unto them, Take heed that no man lead you astray.
6 Many shall come in my name, saying, I am `he'; and shall lead many astray.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled: `these
things' must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall
be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the
beginning of travail.
9 But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and
in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand
for my sake, for a testimony unto them.
10 And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.
11 And when they lead you `to judgment', and deliver you up, be not anxious
beforehand what ye shall speak: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour,
that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and
children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to
the end, the same shall be saved.
14 But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not
(let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judaea flee unto
15 and let him that is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take
anything out his house:
16 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.
17 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those
18 And pray ye that it be not in the winter.
19 For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the like
from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall
20 And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved;
but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
21 And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ; or, Lo,
there; believe `it' not:
22 for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show signs
and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.
24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the
moon shall not give her light,
25 and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the
heavens shall be shaken.
26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and
27 And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect
from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part
28 Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become
tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;
29 even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that he is
nigh, `even' at the doors.
30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, until all these
things be accomplished.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven,
neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 `It is' as `when' a man, sojourning in another country, having left his
house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also
the porter to watch.
35 Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh, whether
at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;
36 lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
1 Now after two days was `the feast of' the passover and the unleavened bread:
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him with
subtlety, and kill him:
2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest haply there shall be a tumult of the
3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at
meat, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very
costly; `and' she brake the cruse, and poured it over his head.
4 But there were some that had indignation among themselves, `saying', To what
purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?
5 For this ointment might have been sold for above three hundred shillings, and
given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
6 But Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good
work on me.
7 For ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can do them
good: but me ye have not always.
8 She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for the
9 And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever the gospel shall be preached throughout
the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a
memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, he that was one of the twelve, went away unto the chief
priests, that he might deliver him unto them.
11 And they, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. And
he sought how he might conveniently deliver him `unto them'.
12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover,
his disciples say unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou
mayest eat the passover?
13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the city,
and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him;
14 and wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the master of the house, The
Teacher saith, Where is my guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my
15 And he will himself show you a large upper room furnished `and' ready: and
there make ready for us.
16 And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had
said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
17 And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve.
18 And as they sat and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of
you shall betray me, `even' he that eateth with me.
19 They began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I?
20 And he said unto them, `It is' one of the twelve, he that dippeth with me in
21 For the Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man
through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had not
22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and when he had blessed, he brake it,
and gave to them, and said, Take ye: this is my body.
23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and they
all drank of it.
24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out
25 Verily I say unto you, I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until
that day when I drink it new in the
26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended: for it is written, I
will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad.
28 Howbeit, after I am raised up, I will go before you into
29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that thou to-day, `even'
this night, before the cock crow twice, shalt deny me thrice.
31 But he spake exceedingly vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will not deny
thee. And in like manner also said they all.
32 And they come unto a place which was named
: and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray.
33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly
amazed, and sore troubled.
34 And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide
ye here, and watch.
35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it
were possible, the hour might pass away from him.
36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup
from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt.
37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon,
sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.
40 And again he came, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy;
and they knew not what to answer him.
41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take
your rest: it is enough; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed
into the hands of sinners.
42 Arise, let us be going: behold, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
43 And straightway, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and
with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the
scribes and the elders.
44 Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall
kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
45 And when he was come, straightway he came to him, and saith, Rabbi; and
46 And they laid hands on him, and took him.
47 But a certain one of them that stood by drew his sword, and smote the servant
of the high priest, and struck off his ear.
48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a robber,
with swords and staves to seize me?
49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but `this is
done' that the scriptures might be fulfilled.
50 And they all left him, and fled.
51 And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast about
him, over `his' naked `body': and they lay hold on him;
52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.
53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together with him
all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
54 And Peter had followed him afar off, even within, into the court of the high
priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light
`of the fire'.
55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to
put him to death; and found it not.
56 For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not
57 And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in
three days I will build another made without hands.
59 And not even so did their witness agree together.
60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest
thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him,
and saith unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right
hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What further need have we of
64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be
worthy of death.
65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and
to say unto him, Prophesy: and the officers received him with blows of their
66 And as Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids of the
67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and saith, Thou also
wast with the Nazarene, `even' Jesus.
68 But he denied, saying, I neither know, nor understand what thou sayest: and
he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
69 And the maid saw him, and began again to say to them that stood by, This is
`one' of them.
70 But he again denied it. And after a little while again they that stood by
said to Peter, of a truth thou art `one' of them; for thou art a Galilaean.
71 But he began to curse, and to swear, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
72 And straightway the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the
word, how that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny
me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes,
and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him
away, and delivered him up to Pilate.
2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering saith
unto him, Thou sayest.
3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.
4 And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many
things they accuse thee of.
5 But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate marvelled.
6 Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whom they asked of
7 And there was one called Barabbas, `lying' bound with them that had made
insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.
8 And the multitude went up and began to ask him `to do' as he was wont to do
9 And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of
10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release
Barabbas unto them.
12 And Pilate again answered and said unto them, What then shall I do unto him
whom ye call the King of the Jews?
13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
14 And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out
exceedingly, Crucify him.
15 And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them Barabbas,
and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
16 And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and
they call together the whole band.
17 And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it
18 and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and bowing their
knees worshipped him.
20 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on
him his garments. And they lead him out to crucify him.
21 And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, the
father of Alexander and Rufus, to go `with them', that he might bear his cross.
22 And they bring him unto the place
, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
24 And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots upon
them, what each should take.
25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE
27 And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his right hand, and one on his
28 `And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned with
29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ha!
Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,
30 save thyself, and come down from the cross.
31 In like manner also the chief priests mocking `him' among themselves with the
scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that we may
see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land
until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth
36 And one ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave
him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to take him down.
37 And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up
the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
40 And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom `were' both Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many
other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.
42 And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day
before the sabbath,
43 there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also
himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto Pilate,
and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the
centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
45 And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to Joseph.
46 And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the linen
cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a
stone against the door of the tomb.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the `mother' of Joses beheld where he was laid.
1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the `mother' of James,
and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.
2 And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the
sun was risen.
3 And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from
the door of the tomb?
4 and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled back: for it was exceeding
5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side,
arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.
6 And he saith unto them, Be not amazed: ye seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who hath
been crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold, the place where they laid
7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He goeth before you into
: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
8 And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had
come upon them: and they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.
9 Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to
Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.
10 She went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
11 And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her,
12 And after these things he was manifested in another form unto two of them, as
they walked, on their way into the country.
13 And they went away and told it unto the rest: neither believed they them.
14 And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat at
meat; and he upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because
they believed not them that had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth
shall be condemned.
17 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast
out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in
no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them, was received up into
heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and
confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.