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Book 42 Luke

001:001     Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
001:002    Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
001:003    It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
001:004    That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
001:005    THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
001:006    And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
001:007    And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
001:008    And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,
001:009    According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
001:010    And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
001:011    And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
001:012    And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
001:013    But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
001:014    And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
001:015    For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
001:016    And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
001:017    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 a people prepared for the Lord.
001:018    And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
001:019    And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
001:020    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 fulfilled in their season.
001:021    And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
001:022    And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
001:023    And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
001:024    And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
001:025    Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
001:026    And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
001:027    To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
001:028    And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
001:029    And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
001:030    And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
001:031    And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
001:032    He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
001:033    And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
001:034    Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
001:035    And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
001:036    And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
001:037    For with God nothing shall be impossible.
001:038    And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
001:039    And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
001:040    And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
001:041    And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
001:042    And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
001:043    And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
001:044    For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
001:045    And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
001:046    And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
001:047    And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
001:048    For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
001:049    For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
001:050    And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
001:051    He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
001:052    He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
001:053    He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
001:054    He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
001:055    As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
001:056    And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
001:057    Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
001:058    And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
001:059    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.
001:060    And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
001:061    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
001:062    And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
001:063    And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
001:064    And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
001:065    And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
001:066    And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
001:067    And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
001:068    Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
001:069    And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
001:070    As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
001:071    That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
001:072    To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
001:073    The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
001:074    That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
001:075    In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
001:076    And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
001:077    To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
001:078    Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
001:079    To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
001:080    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

002:001     And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
002:002    (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
002:003    And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
002:004    And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
002:005    To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
002:006    And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
002:007    And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
002:008    And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
002:009    And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
002:010    And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
002:011    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
002:012    And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
002:013    And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
002:014    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
002:015    And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
002:016    And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
002:017    And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
002:018    And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
002:019    But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
002:020    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
002:021    And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
002:022    And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
002:023    (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
002:024    And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
002:025    And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
002:026    And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
002:027    And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
002:028    Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
002:029    Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
002:030    For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
002:031    Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
002:032    A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
002:033    And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
002:034    And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
002:035    (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
002:036    And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
002:037    And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
002:038    And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
002:039    And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
002:040    And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
002:041    Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
002:042    And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
002:043    And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
002:044    But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
002:045    And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
002:046    And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
002:047    And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
002:048    And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
002:049    And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
002:050    And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
002:051    And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
002:052    And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

003:001     Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
003:002    Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
003:003    And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
003:004    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.
003:005    Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
003:006    And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
003:007    Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
003:008    Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
003:009    And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
003:010    And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
003:011    He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
003:012    Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
003:013    And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
003:014    And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
003:015    And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
003:016    John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
003:017    Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
003:018    And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
003:019    But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
003:020    Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
003:021    Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
003:022    And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
003:023    And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
003:024    Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
003:025    Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
003:026    Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
003:027    Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
003:028    Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
003:029    Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
003:030    Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
003:031    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,
003:032    Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
003:033    Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
003:034    Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
003:035    Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
003:036    Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
003:037    Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
003:038    Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

004:001     And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
004:002    Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
004:003    And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
004:004    And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
004:005    And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
004:006    And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
004:007    If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
004:008    And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
004:009    And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
004:010    For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
004:011    And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
004:012    And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
004:013    And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
004:014    And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
004:015    And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
004:016    And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
004:017    And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
004:018    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
004:019    To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
004:020    And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
004:021    And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
004:022    And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
004:023    And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
004:024    And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
004:025    But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
004:026    But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
004:027    And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
004:028    And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
004:029    And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
004:030    But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
004:031    And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
004:032    And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
004:033    And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
004:034    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.
004:035    And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
004:036    And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
004:037    And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
004:038    And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
004:039    And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
004:040    Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
004:041    And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
004:042    And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
004:043    And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
004:044    And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

005:001     And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
005:002    And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
005:003    And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
005:004    Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
005:005    And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
005:006    And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
005:007    And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
005:008    When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
005:009    For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
005:010    And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
005:011    And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
005:012    And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
005:013    And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
005:014    And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
005:015    But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
005:016    And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
005:017    And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
005:018    And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
005:019    And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
005:020    And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
005:021    And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
005:022    But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
005:023    Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
005:024    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 thine house.
005:025    And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
005:026    And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
005:027    And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
005:028    And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
005:029    And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
005:030    But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
005:031    And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
005:032    I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
005:033    And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
005:034    And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
005:035    But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
005:036    And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
005:037    And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
005:038    But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
005:039    No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

006:001     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 corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
006:002    And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
006:003    And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
006:004    How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
006:005    And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
006:006    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.
006:007    And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
006:008    But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
006:009    Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
006:010    And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
006:011    And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
006:012    And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
006:013    And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
006:014    Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
006:015    Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
006:016    And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
006:017    And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
006:018    And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
006:019    And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
006:020    And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
006:021    Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
006:022    Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
006:023    Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
006:024    But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
006:025    Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
006:026    Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
006:027    But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
006:028    Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
006:029    And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
006:030    Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
006:031    And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
006:032    For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
006:033    And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
006:034    And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
006:035    But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
006:036    Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
006:037    Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
006:038    Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
006:039    And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
006:040    The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
006:041    And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
006:042    Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
006:043    For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
006:044    For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
006:045    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 of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
006:046    And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
006:047    Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
006:048    He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
006:049    But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

007:001     Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
007:002    And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
007:003    And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
007:004    And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
007:005    For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
007:006    Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
007:007    Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
007:008    For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
007:009    When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
007:010    And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
007:011    And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
007:012    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.
007:013    And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
007:014    And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
007:015    And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
007:016    And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
007:017    And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
007:018    And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
007:019    And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
007:020    When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
007:021    And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
007:022    Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
007:023    And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
007:024    And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
007:025    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.
007:026    But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
007:027    This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
007:028    For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
007:029    And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
007:030    But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
007:031    And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
007:032    They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
007:033    For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
007:034    The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
007:035    But wisdom is justified of all her children.
007:036    And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
007:037    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,
007:038    And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
007:039    Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
007:040    And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
007:041    There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
007:042    And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
007:043    Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
007:044    And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
007:045    Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
007:046    My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
007:047    Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
007:048    And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
007:049    And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
007:050    And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

008:001     And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
008:002    And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
008:003    And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
008:004    And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
008:005    A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
008:006    And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
008:007    And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
008:008    And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
008:009    And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
008:010    And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
008:011    Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
008:012    Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
008:013    They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
008:014    And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
008:015    But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
008:016    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.
008:017    For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
008:018    Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
008:019    Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.
008:020    And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
008:021    And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
008:022    Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
008:023    But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
008:024    And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
008:025    And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
008:026    And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
008:027    And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
008:028    When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
008:029    (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 was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
008:030    And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
008:031    And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
008:032    And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
008:033    Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
008:034    When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
008:035    Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
008:036    They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
008:037    Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
008:038    Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
008:039    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 unto him.
008:040    And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
008:041    And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
008:042    For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
008:043    And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
008:044    Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
008:045    And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
008:046    And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
008:047    And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
008:048    And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
008:049    While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
008:050    But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
008:051    And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
008:052    And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
008:053    And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
008:054    And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
008:055    And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
008:056    And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

009:001     Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
009:002    And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
009:003    And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
009:004    And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
009:005    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.
009:006    And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
009:007    Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
009:008    And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.
009:009    And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
009:010    And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
009:011    And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
009:012    And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
009:013    But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
009:014    For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
009:015    And they did so, and made them all sit down.
009:016    Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
009:017    And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
009:018    And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
009:019    They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
009:020    He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
009:021    And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
009:022    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.
009:023    And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
009:024    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
009:025    For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
009:026    For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
009:027    But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
009:028    And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
009:029    And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
009:030    And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
009:031    Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
009:032    But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
009:033    And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
009:034    While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
009:035    And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
009:036    And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
009:037    And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
009:038    And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
009:039    And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
009:040    And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
009:041    And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
009:042    And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
009:043    And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
009:044    Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
009:045    But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
009:046    Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
009:047    And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
009:048    And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
009:049    And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
009:050    And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
009:051    And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
009:052    And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
009:053    And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
009:054    And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
009:055    But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
009:056    For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
009:057    And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
009:058    And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
009:059    And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
009:060    Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
009:061    And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
009:062    And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

010:001     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 himself would come.
010:002    Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
010:003    Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
010:004    Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
010:005    And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
010:006    And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
010:007    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.
010:008    And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
010:009    And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
010:010    But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
010:011    Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
010:012    But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
010:013    Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
010:014    But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
010:015    And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
010:016    He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
010:017    And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
010:018    And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
010:019    Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
010:020    Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
010:021    In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
010:022    All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
010:023    And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
010:024    For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
010:025    And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
010:026    He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
010:027    And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
010:028    And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
010:029    But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
010:030    And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
010:031    And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
010:032    And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
010:033    But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
010:034    And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
010:035    And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
010:036    Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
010:037    And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
010:038    Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
010:039    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
010:040    But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
010:041    And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
010:042    But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

011:001     And 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, as John also taught his disciples.
011:002    And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
011:003    Give us day by day our daily bread.
011:004    And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
011:005    And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
011:006    For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
011:007    And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
011:008    I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
011:009    And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
011:010    For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
011:011    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, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
011:012    Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
011:013    If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
011:014    And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
011:015    But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
011:016    And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
011:017    But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
011:018    If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
011:019    And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
011:020    But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
011:021    When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
011:022    But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
011:023    He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
011:024    When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
011:025    And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
011:026    Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
011:027    And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
011:028    But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
011:029    And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
011:030    For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
011:031    The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
011:032    The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
011:033    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.
011:034    The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
011:035    Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
011:036    If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
011:037    And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
011:038    And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
011:039    And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
011:040    Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
011:041    But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
011:042    But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
011:043    Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
011:044    Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
011:045    Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
011:046    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.
011:047    Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
011:048    Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
011:049    Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
011:050    That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
011:051    From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
011:052    Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
011:053    And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
011:054    Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

012:001     In 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 Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
012:002    For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
012:003    Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
012:004    And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
012:005    But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
012:006    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
012:007    But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
012:008    Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
012:009    But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
012:010    And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
012:011    And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
012:012    For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
012:013    And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
012:014    And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
012:015    And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
012:016    And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
012:017    And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
012:018    And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
012:019    And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
012:020    But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
012:021    So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
012:022    And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
012:023    The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
012:024    Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
012:025    And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
012:026    If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
012:027    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.
012:028    If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
012:029    And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
012:030    For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
012:031    But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
012:032    Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
012:033    Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
012:034    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
012:035    Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
012:036    And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
012:037    Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
012:038    And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
012:039    And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
012:040    Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
012:041    Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?
012:042    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?
012:043    Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
012:044    Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
012:045    But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
012:046    The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
012:047    And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
012:048    But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
012:049    I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
012:050    But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
012:051    Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
012:052    For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
012:053    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 against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
012:054    And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
012:055    And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
012:056    Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
012:057    Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
012:058    When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
012:059    I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

013:001     There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
013:002    And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
013:003    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
013:004    Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
013:005    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
013:006    He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
013:007    Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
013:008    And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
013:009    And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
013:010    And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
013:011    And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
013:012    And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
013:013    And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
013:014    And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
013:015    The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
013:016    And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
013:017    And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
013:018    Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
013:019    It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
013:020    And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
013:021    It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
013:022    And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
013:023    Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
013:024    Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
013:025    When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
013:026    Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
013:027    But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
013:028    There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
013:029    And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
013:030    And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
013:031    The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
013:032    And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
013:033    Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
013:034    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
013:035    Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

014:001     And 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.
014:002    And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
014:003    And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
014:004    And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
014:005    And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
014:006    And they could not answer him again to these things.
014:007    And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.
014:008    When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
014:009    And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
014:010    But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
014:011    For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
014:012    Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
014:013    But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
014:014    And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
014:015    And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
014:016    Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
014:017    And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
014:018    And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
014:019    And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
014:020    And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
014:021    So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
014:022    And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
014:023    And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
014:024    For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
014:025    And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
014:026    If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
014:027    And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
014:028    For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
014:029    Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
014:030    Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
014:031    Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
014:032    Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
014:033    So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
014:034    Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
014:035    It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

015:001     Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
015:002    And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
015:003    And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
015:004    What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
015:005    And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
015:006    And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
015:007    I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
015:008    Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
015:009    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.
015:010    Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
015:011    And he said, A certain man had two sons:
015:012    And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
015:013    And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
015:014    And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
015:015    And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
015:016    And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
015:017    And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
015:018    I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
015:019    And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
015:020    And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
015:021    And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
015:022    But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
015:023    And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
015:024    For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
015:025    Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
015:026    And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
015:027    And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
015:028    And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
015:029    And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
015:030    But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
015:031    And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
015:032    It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

016:001     And 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 wasted his goods.
016:002    And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
016:003    Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
016:004    I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
016:005    So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
016:006    And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
016:007    Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
016:008    And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
016:009    And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
016:010    He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
016:011    If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
016:012    And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
016:013    No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
016:014    And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
016:015    And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
016:016    The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
016:017    And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
016:018    Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
016:019    There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
016:020    And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
016:021    And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
016:022    And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
016:023    And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
016:024    And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
016:025    But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
016:026    And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
016:027    Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
016:028    For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
016:029    Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
016:030    And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
016:031    And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

017:001     Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
017:002    It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
017:003    Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
017:004    And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
017:005    And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
017:006    And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
017:007    But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
017:008    And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
017:009    Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.
017:010    So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
017:011    And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
017:012    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
017:013    And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
017:014    And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
017:015    And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
017:016    And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
017:017    And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
017:018    There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
017:019    And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
017:020    And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
017:021    Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
017:022    And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
017:023    And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them.
017:024    For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
017:025    But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
017:026    And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
017:027    They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
017:028    Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
017:029    But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
017:030    Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
017:031    In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
017:032    Remember Lot's wife.
017:033    Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
017:034    I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
017:035    Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
017:036    Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
017:037    And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

018:001     And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
018:002    Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
018:003    And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
018:004    And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
018:005    Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
018:006    And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
018:007    And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
018:008    I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
018:009    And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
018:010    Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
018:011    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.
018:012    I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
018:013    And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
018:014    I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
018:015    And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
018:016    But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
018:017    Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
018:018    And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
018:019    And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
018:020    Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
018:021    And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
018:022    Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
018:023    And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
018:024    And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
018:025    For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
018:026    And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
018:027    And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
018:028    Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
018:029    And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
018:030    Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
018:031    Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
018:032    For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
018:033    And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
018:034    And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
018:035    And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
018:036    And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
018:037    And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
018:038    And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
018:039    And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
018:040    And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
018:041    Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
018:042    And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
018:043    And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

019:001     And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
019:002    And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
019:003    And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
019:004    And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
019:005    And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
019:006    And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
019:007    And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
019:008    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 fourfold.
019:009    And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
019:010    For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
019:011    And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
019:012    He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
019:013    And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
019:014    But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
019:015    And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
019:016    Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
019:017    And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
019:018    And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
019:019    And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
019:020    And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
019:021    For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
019:022    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 not sow:
019:023    Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
019:024    And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
019:025    (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
019:026    For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
019:027    But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
019:028    And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
019:029    And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
019:030    Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
019:031    And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
019:032    And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.
019:033    And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
019:034    And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
019:035    And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
019:036    And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
019:037    And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
019:038    Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
019:039    And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
019:040    And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
019:041    And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
019:042    Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
019:043    For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
019:044    And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
019:045    And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
019:046    Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
019:047    And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
019:048    And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

020:001     And 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 the scribes came upon him with the elders,
020:002    And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
020:003    And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
020:004    The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
020:005    And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
020:006    But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
020:007    And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
020:008    And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
020:009    Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
020:010    And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
020:011    And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
020:012    And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
020:013    Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
020:014    But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
020:015    So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
020:016    He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
020:017    And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
020:018    Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
020:019    And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
020:020    And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
020:021    And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
020:022    Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
020:023    But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
020:024    Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
020:025    And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
020:026    And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
020:027    Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
020:028    Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
020:029    There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
020:030    And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
020:031    And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
020:032    Last of all the woman died also.
020:033    Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
020:034    And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
020:035    But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
020:036    Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
020:037    Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
020:038    For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
020:039    Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
020:040    And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
020:041    And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
020:042    And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
020:043    Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
020:044    David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
020:045    Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
020:046    Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
020:047    Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

021:001     And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
021:002    And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
021:003    And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
021:004    For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
021:005    And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
021:006    As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
021:007    And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
021:008    And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
021:009    But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
021:010    Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
021:011    And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
021:012    But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
021:013    And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
021:014    Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
021:015    For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
021:016    And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
021:017    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
021:018    But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
021:019    In your patience possess ye your souls.
021:020    And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
021:021    Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
021:022    For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
021:023    But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
021:024    And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
021:025    And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
021:026    Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
021:027    And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
021:028    And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
021:029    And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
021:030    When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
021:031    So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
021:032    Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
021:033    Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
021:034    And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
021:035    For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
021:036    Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
021:037    And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
021:038    And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

022:001     Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
022:002    And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
022:003    Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
022:004    And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
022:005    And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
022:006    And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
022:007    Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
022:008    And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
022:009    And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
022:010    And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
022:011    And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
022:012    And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
022:013    And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
022:014    And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
022:015    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
022:016    For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
022:017    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
022:018    For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
022:019    And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
022:020    Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
022:021    But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
022:022    And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
022:023    And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
022:024    And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
022:025    And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
022:026    But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
022:027    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.
022:028    Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
022:029    And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
022:030    That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
022:031    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
022:032    But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
022:033    And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
022:034    And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
022:035    And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
022:036    Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
022:037    For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
022:038    And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
022:039    And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
022:040    And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
022:041    And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
022:042    Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
022:043    And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
022:044    And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
022:045    And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
022:046    And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
022:047    And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
022:048    But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
022:049    When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
022:050    And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
022:051    And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
022:052    Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
022:053    When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
022:054    Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
022:055    And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
022:056    But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
022:057    And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
022:058    And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
022:059    And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
022:060    And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
022:061    And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
022:062    And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
022:063    And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
022:064    And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
022:065    And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
022:066    And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
022:067    Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
022:068    And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
022:069    Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
022:070    Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
022:071    And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

023:001     And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
023:002    And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
023:003    And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
023:004    Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
023:005    And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
023:006    When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
023:007    And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
023:008    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 by him.
023:009    Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
023:010    And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
023:011    And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
023:012    And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
023:013    And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
023:014    Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
023:015    No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
023:016    I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
023:017    (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
023:018    And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
023:019    (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
023:020    Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
023:021    But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
023:022    And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
023:023    And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
023:024    And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
023:025    And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
023:026    And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
023:027    And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
023:028    But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
023:029    For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
023:030    Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
023:031    For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
023:032    And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
023:033    And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
023:034    Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
023:035    And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
023:036    And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
023:037    And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
023:038    And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
023:039    And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
023:040    But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
023:041    And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
023:042    And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
023:043    And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
023:044    And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
023:045    And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
023:046    And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
023:047    Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
023:048    And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
023:049    And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
023:050    And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
023:051    (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
023:052    This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
023:053    And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
023:054    And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
023:055    And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
023:056    And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

024:001     Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
024:002    And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
024:003    And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
024:004    And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
024:005    And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
024:006    He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
024:007    Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
024:008    And they remembered his words,
024:009    And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
024:010    It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
024:011    And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
024:012    Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
024:013    And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
024:014    And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
024:015    And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
024:016    But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
024:017    And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
024:018    And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
024:019    And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
024:020    And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
024:021    But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
024:022    Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
024:023    And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
024:024    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.
024:025    Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
024:026    Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
024:027    And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
024:028    And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
024:029    But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
024:030    And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
024:031    And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
024:032    And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
024:033    And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
024:034    Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
024:035    And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
024:036    And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
024:037    But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
024:038    And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
024:039    Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
024:040    And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
024:041    And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
024:042    And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
024:043    And he took it, and did eat before them.
024:044    And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
024:045    Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
024:046    And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
024:047    And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
024:048    And ye are witnesses of these things.
024:049    And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
024:050    And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
024:051    And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
024:052    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
024:053    And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.





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