The Enfolded Gospel of Luke

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24

Chapter 1

1.1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration declaration of the those things that have been accomplished which are most surely believed among us; us,

1.2 According Even as they have delivered them unto us, who which from the beginning were eyewitnesses eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word: word;

1.3 It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to had perfect understanding of all things from the beginning, very first, to write to unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

1.4 That thou mayest mightest know the verity certainty of those words in which things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

1.5 There THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, Judaea, a certain priest named Zachary, Zacharias, of the course of Abia; Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth. was Elisabeth.

1.6 And they were both just righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications ordinances of the Lord without blame. blameless.

1.7 And they had no son, for child, because that Elizabeth Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well advanced stricken in years.

1.8 And it came to pass, when that while he executed the priestly function priest's office before God in the order of his course before God, course,

1.9 According to the custom of the priestly priest's office, it was his lot was to offer incense, going burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

1.10 And all the whole multitude of the people was were praying without, without at the hour time of incense.

1.11 And there appeared to unto him an angel of the Lord, Lord standing on the right side of the alter altar of incense.

1.12 And Zachary seeing when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

1.13 But the angel said to him: unto him, Fear not, Zachary, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John: John.

1.14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness, gladness; and many shall rejoice in at his nativity. birth.

1.15 For he shall be great before in the Lord; sight of the Lord, and shall drink no neither wine nor strong drink: drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

1.16 And he shall convert many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

1.17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias; that he may Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers unto to the children, and the incredulous disobedient to the wisdom of the just, just; to prepare unto the Lord make ready a perfect people. people prepared for the Lord.

1.18 And Zachary Zacharias said to unto the angel: angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife is advanced well stricken in years.

1.19 And the angel answering, answering said to him: unto him, I am Gabriel, who that stand before God: in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to unto thee, and to bring shew thee these good glad tidings.

1.20 And And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be able to speak speak, until the day wherein that these things shall come to pass, be performed, because thou hast believest not believed my words, which shall be fulfilled in their time. season.

1.21 And the people were waiting waited for Zachary; Zacharias, and they wondered marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

1.22 And when he came out, he could not speak to unto them: and they understood perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple. And temple: for he made signs to beckoned unto them, and remained dumb. speechless.

1.23 And it came to pass, after that, as soon as the days of his office ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

1.24 And after those days, Elizabeth days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying: saying,

1.25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he hath had regard looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

1.26 And in the sixth month, month the angel Gabriel was sent from God into unto a city of Galilee, called named Nazareth,

1.27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

1.28 And the angel being come in, said came in unto her: her, and said, Hail, full of grace, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

1.29 Who having heard, And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

1.30 And the angel said to her: unto her, Fear not, Mary, Mary: for thou hast found grace favour with God.

1.31 Behold And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus. JESUS.

1.32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and father David:

1.33 And he shall reign in over the house of Jacob for ever.

1.33 And ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

1.34 And Mary Then said to Mary unto the angel: angel, How shall this be done, because be, seeing I know not a man?

1.35 And the angel answering, answered and said to her: unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High Highest shall overshadow thee. And thee: therefore also the Holy that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

1.36 And behold And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, Elisabeth, she also hath also conceived a son in her old age; age: and this is the sixth month with her that is her, who was called barren: barren.

1.37 Because no word For with God nothing shall be impossible with God. impossible.

1.38 And Mary said: said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

1.39 And Mary rising up arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste haste, into a city of Juda. Juda;

1.40 And she entered into the house of Zachary, Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. Elisabeth.

1.41 And it came to pass, that that, when Elizabeth Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant babe leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

1.42 And she cried spake out with a loud voice, and said: said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

1.43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

1.44 For behold For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my mine ears, the infant babe leaped in my womb leaped for joy.

1.45 And blessed art thou is she that hast believed, because those things believed: for there shall be accomplished that a performance of those things which were spoken to thee by told her from the Lord.

1.46 And Mary said: said, My soul doth magnify the Lord. Lord,

1.47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

1.48 Because For he hath regarded the humility low estate of his handmaid; for behold handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

1.49 Because For he that is mighty, mighty hath done great things to me; me great things; and holy is his name.

1.50 And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to on them that fear him. him from generation to generation.

1.51 He hath shewed might in strength with his arm: arm; he hath scattered the proud in the conceit imagination of their heart. hearts.

1.52 He hath put down the mighty from their seat, seats, and hath exalted the humble. them of low degree.

1.53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

1.54 He hath received Israel holpen his servant, being mindful servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy: mercy;

1.55 As he spoke spake to our fathers, to Abraham Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

1.56 And Mary abode with her about three months; months, and she returned to her own house.

1.57 Now Elizabeth's Elisabeth's full time of being delivered was come, came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.

1.58 And her neighbours and kinsfolks her cousins heard that how the Lord had shewed his great mercy towards her, upon her; and they congratulated rejoiced with her.

1.59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, child; and they called him by his father's Zacharias, after the name Zachary. of his father.

1.60 And his mother answering, said: answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

1.61 And they said to her: unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.

1.62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

1.63 And demanding he asked for a writing table, he and wrote, saying: John saying, His name is his name. John. And they all wondered. marvelled all.

1.64 And immediately his mouth was opened, opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing spake, and praised God.

1.65 And fear came upon on all their neighbours; that dwelt round about them: and all these things sayings were noised abroad over throughout all the hill country of Judea. Judaea.

1.66 And all they that had heard them laid them up in their heart, saying: hearts, saying, What an one, think ye, manner of child shall this child be? For be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

1.67 And Zachary his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost; Ghost, and he prophesied, saying: saying,

1.68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; because for he hath visited and wrought the redemption of redeemed his people: people,

1.69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, for us in the house of David his servant: servant David;

1.70 As he spoke spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from which have been since the beginning: world began:

1.71 Salvation That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us: us;

1.72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy testament, covenant;

1.73 The oath, oath which he swore sware to Abraham our father, that he would grant to us, father Abraham,

1.74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered from out of the hand of our enemies, we may enemies might serve him without fear,

1.75 In holiness and justice righteousness before him, all the days of our days. life.

1.76 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: ways;

1.77 To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto his people by the remission of their sins: sins,

1.78 Through the bowels of the tender mercy of our God, in which God; whereby the Orient dayspring from on high hath visited us: us,

1.79 To enlighten give light to them that sit in darkness, darkness and in the shadow of death: death, to direct guide our feet into the way of peace.

1.80 And the child grew, and was strengthened waxed strong in spirit; spirit, and was in the deserts until till the day of his manifestation to shewing unto Israel.

Chapter 2

2.1 And it came to pass, that pass in those days days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, Augustus that all the whole world should be enrolled. taxed.

2.2 This enrolling (And this taxing was first made by Cyrinus, the when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. Syria.)

2.3 And all went to be enrolled, taxed, every one into his own city.

2.4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth Nazareth, into Judea, to Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and family lineage of David, David:)

2.5 To be enrolled taxed with Mary his espoused wife, who was being great with child.

2.6 And so it came to pass, that when was, that, while they were there, her the days were accomplished, accomplished that she should be delivered.

2.7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

2.8 And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping abiding in the night watches field, keeping watch over their flock. flock by night.

2.9 And behold an And, lo, the angel of the Lord stood by came upon them, and the brightness glory of God the Lord shone round about them; them: and they feared with a great fear. were sore afraid.

2.10 And the angel said to them: unto them, Fear not; not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that which shall be to all the people: people.

2.11 For, this day, For unto you is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who which is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. Lord.

2.12 And this shall be a sign unto you. You you; Ye shall find the infant babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid lying in a manger.

2.13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, host praising God, and saying: saying,

2.14 Glory to God in the highest; highest, and on earth peace to men of peace, good will. will toward men.

2.15 And it came to pass, after as the angels departed were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: another, Let us now go over to even unto Bethlehem, and let us see this word that thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to made known unto us.

2.16 And they came with haste; haste, and they found Mary Mary, and Joseph, and the infant babe lying in the a manger.

2.17 And seeing, when they understood of the word that had been spoken to seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

2.18 And all they that heard, wondered; and heard it wondered at those things that which were told them by the shepherds.

2.19 But Mary kept all these words, pondering things, and pondered them in her heart.

2.20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

2.21 And after when eight days were accomplished, that accomplished for the child should be circumcised, circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was called by so named of the angel, angel before he was conceived in the womb.

2.22 And after when the days of her purification, purification according to the law of Moses, Moses were accomplished, they carried brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: Lord;

2.23 As (As it is written in the law of the Lord: LORD, Every male opening that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: Lord;)

2.24 And to offer a sacrifice, sacrifice according as it to that which is written said in the law of the Lord, a A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons: pigeons.

2.25 And behold And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; Israel: and the Holy Ghost was in upon him.

2.26 And he had received an answer from it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. Lord's Christ.

2.27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And temple: and when his the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to after the custom of the law,

2.28 He also Then took he him into up in his arms, and blessed God, and said: said,

2.29 Now Lord, now lettest thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, servant depart in peace, according to thy word in peace; word:

2.30 Because my For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

2.31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: people;

2.32 A light to the revelation of lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

2.33 And his father Joseph and his mother were wondering marvelled at those things which were spoken concerning of him.

2.34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to unto Mary his mother: Behold mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall, fall and for the resurrection rising again of many in Israel, Israel; and for a sign which shall be contradicted; spoken against;

2.35 And thy own soul (Yea, a sword shall pierce, that, out pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts, thoughts hearts may be revealed.

2.36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; Aser: she was far advanced in years, of a great age, and had lived with her an husband seven years from her virginity. virginity;

2.37 And she was a widow until of about fourscore and four years; who years, which departed not from the temple, by but served God with fastings and prayers serving night and day.

2.38 Now she, at the same hour, And she coming in, confessed to in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord; Lord, and spoke spake of him to all them that looked for the redemption of Israel. in Jerusalem.

2.39 And after when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

2.40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom; strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was in upon him.

2.41 And Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day feast of the pasch, passover.

2.42 And when he was twelve years old, they going went up into Jerusalem, according to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast, feast.

2.43 And having when they had fulfilled the days, when as they returned, the child Jesus remained tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his parents mother knew it not. not of it.

2.44 And thinking that he was But they, supposing him to have been in the company, they came went a day's journey, journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolks kinsfolk and acquaintance.

2.45 And not finding him, when they returned into found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

2.46 And it came to pass, that, that after three days, days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

2.47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom understanding and his answers.

2.48 And seeing when they saw him, they wondered. And were amazed: and his mother said to him: unto him, Son, why hast thou done so to thus dealt with us? behold behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

2.49 And he said to them: unto them, How is it that you ye sought me? did you wist ye not know, that I must be about my father's Father's business?

2.50 And they understood not the word that saying which he spoke spake unto them.

2.51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And unto them: but his mother kept all these words sayings in her heart.

2.52 And Jesus advanced increased in wisdom, wisdom and age, stature, and grace in favour with God and men. man.

Chapter 3

3.1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea, Ituraea and of the country region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilina; Abilene,

3.2 Under the high priests Annas and Caiphas; Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of the Lord was made God came unto John, John the son of Zachary, Zacharias in the desert. wilderness.

3.3 And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the baptism of penance repentance for the remission of sins;

3.4 As it was is written in the book of the sayings words of Isaias Esaias the prophet: A prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness: wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. paths straight.

3.5 Every valley shall be filled; filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight; straight, and the rough ways plain; shall be made smooth;

3.6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

3.7 He Then said therefore he to the multitudes multitude that went came forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of him, O generation of vipers, who hath shewed warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3.8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance; repentance, and do not begin not to say, say within yourselves, We have Abraham for to our father. For father: for I say unto you, that That God is able of these stones to raise up children to unto Abraham.

3.9 For And now also the axe is laid to unto the root of the trees. Every trees: every tree therefore that which bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

3.10 And the people asked him, saying: saying, What then shall we do? do then?

3.11 And he answering, said to them: He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him give impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner. likewise.

3.12 And the publicans also Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said to him: unto him, Master, what shall we do?

3.13 But And he said to them: Do nothing unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

3.14 And the soldiers also asked likewise demanded of him, saying: saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them: unto them, Do violence to no man; man, neither calumniate accuse any man; falsely; and be content with your pay. wages.

3.15 And as the people were of opinion, in expectation, and all were thinking men mused in their hearts of John, that perhaps whether he might be were the Christ; Christ, or not;

3.16 John answered, saying unto all: them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there shall come one mightier that I, than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose: unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, Ghost and with fire:

3.17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; garner; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. fire unquenchable.

3.18 And many other things exhorting, did in his exhortation preached he preach to unto the people.

3.19 But Herod the tetrarch, when he was being reproved by him for Herodias, Herodias his brother's brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done; done,

3.20 He added Added yet this also above all, and that he shut up John in prison.

3.21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened; opened,

3.22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as shape like a dove upon him; him, and a voice came from heaven: heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

3.23 And Jesus himself was beginning began to be about the age of thirty years; years of age, being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who which was the son of Mathat, Heli,

3.24 Who Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, who which was the son of Melchi, who which was the son of Janne, who Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

3.25 Who Which was the son of Mathathias, who Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, who which was the son of Nahum, who Naum, which was the son of Hesli, who Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

3.26 Who Which was the son of Mahath, who Maath, which was the son of Mathathias, who Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, who which was the son of Joseph, who which was the son of Juda,

3.27 Who Which was the son of Joanna, who which was the son of Reza, who Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, who which was the son of Salathiel, who which was the son of Neri,

3.28 Who Which was the son of Melchi, who which was the son of Addi, who which was the son of Cosan, who Cosam, which was the son of Helmadan, who Elmodam, which was the son of Her, Er,

3.29 Who Which was the son of Jesus, who Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, who which was the son of Jorim, who which was the son of Mathat, who Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

3.30 Who Which was the son of Simeon, who which was the son of Judas, who Juda, which was the son of Joseph, who which was the son of Jona, who Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

3.31 Who Which was the son of Melea, who which was the son of Menna, who Menan, which was the son of Mathatha, who Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, who which was the son of David,

3.32 Who Which was the son of Jesse, who which was the son of Obed, who which was the son of Booz, who which was the son of Salmon, who which was the son of Naasson,

3.33 Who Which was the son of Aminadab, who which was the son of Aram, who which was the son of Esron, who Esrom, which was the son of Phares, who which was the son of Judas, Juda,

3.34 Who Which was the son of Jacob, who which was the son of Isaac, who which was the son of Abraham, who which was the son of Thare, who Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

3.35 Who Which was the son of Sarug, who Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, who which was the son of Phaleg, who Phalec, which was the son of Heber, who which was the son of Sale, Sala,

3.36 Who Which was the son of Cainan, who which was the son of Arphaxad, who which was the son of Sem, who which was the son of Noe, who which was the son of Lamech,

3.37 Who Which was the son of Mathusale, who Mathusala, which was the son of Henoch, who Enoch, which was the son of Jared, who which was the son of Malaleel, who Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

3.38 Who Which was the son of Henos, who Enos, which was the son of Seth, who which was the son of Adam, who which was the son of God.

Chapter 4

4.1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, Ghost returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert, wilderness,

4.2 For the space of Being forty days; and was days tempted by of the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he was hungry. afterward hungered.

4.3 And the devil said to him: unto him, If thou be the Son of God, say to command this stone that it be made bread.

4.4 And Jesus answered him: him, saying, It is written, that Man liveth That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

4.5 And the devil led devil, taking him up into a an high mountain, and shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time; time.

4.6 And he the devil said to him: To thee unto him, All this power will I give all this power, thee, and the glory of them; them: for to me they are delivered, that is delivered unto me; and to whom whomsoever I will, will I give them. it.

4.7 If thou therefore wilt adore before worship me, all shall be thine.

4.8 And Jesus answering answered and said to him: It unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written: written, Thou shalt adore worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4.9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and he said to him: unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence. hence:

4.10 For it is written, that He hath given shall give his angels charge over thee, that they to keep thee. thee:

4.11 And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest perhaps at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4.12 And Jesus answering, answering said to him: unto him, It is said: said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4.13 And all the temptation being ended, when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a time. season.

4.14 And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, Spirit into Galilee, Galilee: and the there went out a fame of him went out through all the whole country. region round about.

4.15 And he taught in their synagogues, and was magnified by being glorified of all.

4.16 And he came to Nazareth, where he was had been brought up: and and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, synagogue on the sabbath day; day, and he rose stood up for to read.

4.17 And there was delivered unto him the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. Esaias. And as when he unfolded had opened the book, he found the place where it was written: written,

4.18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, poor; he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,

4.19 To brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to bruised,

4.19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward. Lord.

4.20 And when he had folded closed the book, and he restored gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fixed fastened on him.

4.21 And he began to say to them: unto them, This day is fulfilled this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

4.22 And all gave testimony to him: bare him witness, and they wondered at the gracious words of grace that which proceeded from out of his mouth, and mouth. And they said: said, Is not this the son of Joseph? Joseph's son?

4.23 And he said to them: Doubtless you unto them, Ye will surely say to unto me this similitude: proverb, Physician, heal thyself: as great things as whatsoever we have heard done in Capharnaum, Capernaum, do also here in thy own country.

4.24 And he said: Amen said, Verily I say to unto you, that no No prophet is accepted in his own country.

4.25 In truth But I say to you, there were tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias in Israel, Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine was throughout all the earth. land;

4.26 And to But unto none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to unto a widow woman. woman that was a widow.

4.27 And there were many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet: prophet; and none of them was cleansed but cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

4.28 And all they in the synagogue, hearing when they heard these things, were filled with anger. wrath,

4.29 And they rose up up, and thrust him out of the city; city, and they brought led him to unto the brow of the hill, hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

4.30 But he passing through the midst of them, them went his way. way,

4.31 And he went came down into Capharnaum, to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and there he taught them on the sabbath days.

4.32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech word was with power.

4.33 And in the synagogue there was a man who man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice,

4.34 Saying: Saying, Let us alone, alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, art; the holy one Holy One of God.

4.35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying: saying, Hold thy peace, and go come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him into in the midst, he went came out of him, and hurt him not at all. not.

4.36 And there came fear upon all, and they talked were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying: saying, What a word is this, this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they go out? come out.

4.37 And the fame of him was published went out into every place of the country. country round about.

4.38 And Jesus rising up he arose out of the synagogue, went and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever, fever; and they besought him for her.

4.39 And standing he stood over her, he commanded and rebuked the fever, fever; and it left her. And her: and immediately rising, she arose and ministered to unto them.

4.40 And Now when the sun was down, setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, diseases brought them to him. But unto him; and he laying laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

4.41 And devils went also came out from of many, crying out out, and saying: saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them he suffered them not to speak, speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

4.42 And when it was day, going out he departed and went into a desert place, place: and the multitudes people sought him, and came unto him: him, and they stayed him him, that he should not depart from them.

4.43 To whom And he said: To other cities also said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God: God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.

4.44 And he was preaching preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Chapter 5

5.1 And it came to pass, that when that, as the multitudes people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Genesareth, Gennesaret,

5.2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

5.3 And going he entered into one of the ships that ships, which was Simon's, he desired and prayed him to draw back that he would thrust out a little from the land. And sitting he sat down, and taught the multitudes people out of the ship.

5.4 Now when he had ceased to speak, left speaking, he said to Simon: unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5.5 And Simon answering said to him: unto him, Master, we have labored toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: but nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

5.6 And when they had done this, this done, they enclosed inclosed a very great multitude of fishes, fishes: and their net broke. brake.

5.7 And they beckoned to unto their partners that 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 were almost sinking. began to sink.

5.8 Which when When Simon Peter saw, saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying: saying, Depart from me, me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

5.9 For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken. taken:

5.10 And so were was also James James, and John John, the sons of Zebedee, who which were Simon's partners. partners with Simon. And Jesus saith to Simon: said unto Simon, Fear not: not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

5.11 And having when they had brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they forsook all, and followed him.

5.12 And it came to pass, when he was ina in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy, leprosy: who seeing Jesus, and falling Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying: saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

5.13 And stretching he put forth his hand, he and touched him, saying: saying, I will. Be will: be thou cleansed. clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

5.14 And he charged him that he should to tell no man, but, Go, man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to unto them.

5.15 But so much the fame of him more went there a fame abroad the more, of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

5.16 And he retired withdrew himself into the desert, wilderness, and prayed.

5.17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat was teaching, that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

5.18 And And, behold, men brought in a bed a man, who had the man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

5.19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, in because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof, housetop, and let him down through the tiles tiling with his bed couch into the midst before Jesus.

5.20 Whose faith And when he saw, saw their faith, he said: said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

5.21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to think, saying: reason, saying, Who is this who which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

5.22 And But when Jesus knew perceived their thoughts, answering, he answering said to them: unto them, What is it you think reason ye in your hearts?

5.23 Which Whether is easier easier, to say, Thy sins are be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise Rise up and walk?

5.24 But that you ye may know that the Son of man hath power on upon earth to forgive sins, (he saith to said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say to unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, couch, and go into thy thine house.

5.25 And immediately rising he rose up before them, he and took up the bed on which that whereon he lay; lay, and he went away departed to his own house, glorifying God.

5.26 And all they were astonished; all amazed, and they glorified God. And they God, and were filled with fear, saying: saying, We have seen wonderful strange things to day.

5.27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, custom: and he said to him: unto him, Follow me.

5.28 And leaving all things, he left all, rose up up, and followed him.

5.29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; house: and there was a great company of publicans, publicans and of others, others that were at table sat down with them.

5.30 But the Pharisees and their scribes murmured, saying to and Pharisees murmured against his disciples: disciples, saying, Why do you ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

5.31 And Jesus answering, answering said to them: unto them, They that are whole, whole need not the physician: a physician; but they that are sick.

5.32 I came not to call the just, righteous, but sinners to penance. repentance.

5.33 And they said to him: unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees in like manner; Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

5.34 To whom And he said: said unto them, Can you ye make the children of the bridegroom bridechamber fast, whilst while the bridegroom is with them?

5.35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

5.36 And he spoke spake also a similitude to them: That no parable unto them; No man putteth a piece from of a new garment upon an old garment; otherwise he old; if otherwise, then both rendeth the new, new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken from out of the new agreeth not with the old.

5.37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottle: otherwise bottles; else the new wine will break burst the bottles, and it will be spilled, and the bottles will be lost. shall perish.

5.38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.

5.39 And no No man drinking old, hath presently a mind to also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

Chapter 6

6.1 And it came to pass on the second first sabbath, sabbath after the first, that as he went through the corn fields, fields; and his disciples plucked the ears, ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

6.2 And some certain of the Pharisees said to them: unto them, Why do you ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

6.3 And Jesus answering them, said: them said, Have you ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was hungry, an hungred, and they that which were with him: him;

6.4 How he went into the house of God, and took did take and ate eat the bread of proposition, shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him, him; which it is not lawful to eat but only for the priests? priests alone?

6.5 And he said to them: The unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

6.6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue, synagogue and taught. And taught: and there was a man, man whose right hand was withered.

6.7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched if him, whether he would heal on the sabbath; sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

6.8 But he knew their thoughts; thoughts, and said to the man who which had the withered hand: Arise, hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And rising he arose and stood forth.

6.9 Then Jesus said to them: Jesus unto them, I will ask you, if you one thing; Is it be lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil; evil? to save life, or to destroy? destroy it?

6.10 And looking round about on upon them all, he said to unto the man: man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: did so: and his hand was restored. restored whole as the other.

6.11 And they were filled with madness; and they talked communed one with another, another what they might do to Jesus.

6.12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole continued all night in the prayer of to God.

6.13 And when day it was come, day, he called unto him his disciples; disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles): apostles;

6.14 Simon, whom (whom he surnamed Peter, also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

6.15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Alphaeus, and Simon who is called Zelotes,

6.16 And Jude, Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who which also was the traitor.

6.17 And coming he came down with them, he and stood in a plain place, the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude of people from out of all Judea Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast both of Tyre and Sidon,

6.18 Who were come Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases. diseases;

6.18 And they that were troubled vexed with unclean spirits, spirits: and they were cured. healed.

6.19 And all the whole multitude sought to touch him, him: for virtue there went virtue out from of him, and healed them all.

6.20 And he, lifting he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, said: and said, Blessed are be ye poor, poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

6.21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you ye shall laugh.

6.22 Blessed shall you be are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

6.23 Be glad Rejoice ye in that day day, and rejoice; leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers to unto the prophets.

6.24 But woe to unto you that are rich: rich! for you ye have received your consolation.

6.25 Woe to unto you that are filled: full! for you ye shall hunger. Woe to unto you that now laugh: laugh now! for you ye shall mourn and weep.

6.26 Woe to you unto you, when all men shall bless you: speak well of you! for according to these things so did their fathers to the false prophets.

6.27 But I say to unto you that hear: which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that which hate you. you,

6.28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that calumniate which despitefully use you.

6.29 And to unto him that striketh smiteth thee on the one cheek, cheek offer also the other. And other; and him that taketh away from thee thy cloak, cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

6.30 Give to every one man that asketh thee, of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, goods ask them not again.

6.31 And as you ye would that men should do to you, do you ye also to them in like manner. likewise.

6.32 And For if you ye love them that which love you, what thanks are to you? thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.

6.33 And if you ye do good to them who which do good to you, what thanks are to you? thank have ye? for sinners also do this. even the same.

6.34 And if you ye lend to them of whom you ye hope to receive, what thanks are to you? thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, for to receive as much. much again.

6.35 But love ye your enemies: enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: again; and your reward shall be great, and you ye shall be the sons children of the Highest; Highest: for he is kind to unto the unthankful, unthankful and to the evil.

6.36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

6.37 Judge not, and you ye shall not be judged. Condemn judged: condemn not, and you ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, condemned: forgive, and you ye shall be forgiven. forgiven:

6.38 Give, and it shall be given to you: unto you; good measure and measure, pressed down down, and shaken together together, and running over over, shall they men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you shall ye mete withal, withal it shall be measured to you again.

6.39 And he spoke also to them spake a similitude: parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? do shall they not both fall into the ditch?

6.40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be perfect, if he be as his master.

6.41 And why seest beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye: eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thy thine own eye thou considerest not? eye?

6.42 Or Either how canst thou say to thy brother: brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote out of thy that is in thine eye, when thou thyself seest beholdest not the beam that is in thy thine own eye? Hypocrite, Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thy thine own eye; eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to take pull out the mote from that is in thy brother's eye.

6.43 For there is no a good tree that bringeth not forth evil corrupt fruit; nor an evil neither doth a corrupt tree that bringeth bring forth good fruit.

6.44 For every tree is known by its his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs from thorns; figs, nor from of a bramble bush do they gather the grape. they grapes.

6.45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil. For out evil: for of the abundance of the heart the his mouth speaketh.

6.46 And why call you ye me, Lord, Lord; Lord, and do not the things which I say?

6.47 Every one that Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my words, sayings, and doth doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like. like:

6.48 He is like to a man building a which built an house, who and digged deep, and laid the foundation upon on a rock. And rock: and when a the flood came, arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could not shake it; it: for it was founded on upon a rock.

6.49 But he that heareth, and doth doeth not, is like to a man building his that without a foundation built an house upon the earth without a foundation: earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell, fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Chapter 7

7.1 And Now when he had finished ended all his words sayings in the hearing audience of the people, he entered into Capharnaum. Capernaum.

7.2 And the servant of a certain centurion, centurion's servant, who was dear to unto him, being sick, was sick, and ready to die.

7.3 And when he had heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the ancients elders of the Jews, desiring beseeching him to that he would come and heal his servant.

7.4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying to him: He is instantly, saying, That he was worthy that thou shouldest do this for him. whom he should do this:

7.5 For he loveth our nation; nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

7.6 And Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent his friends to him, saying: saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself; thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof. roof:

7.7 For which cause Wherefore neither did thought I think myself worthy to come to thee; unto thee: but say the in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

7.8 For I also am a man subject to set under authority, having under me soldiers: soldiers, and I say to unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth doeth it.

7.9 Which When Jesus hearing, marvelled: heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turning about to turned him about, and said unto the multitude people that followed him, he said: Amen I say to unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not even in Israel.

7.10 And they who that were sent, being returned returning to the house, found the servant whole who that had been sick.

7.11 And it came to pass afterwards, the day after, that he went into a city that is called Naim; Nain; and there many of his disciples went with him his disciples, him, and a great multitude. much people.

7.12 And Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold behold, there was a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; mother, and she was a widow: and a great multitude much people of the city was with her.

7.13 Whom And when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her: unto her, Weep not.

7.14 And he came near and touched the bier. And bier: and they that carried it, bare him stood still. And he said: said, Young man, I say to unto thee, arise. Arise.

7.15 And he that was dead, dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave delivered him to his mother.

7.16 And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God, saying: A saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us: us; and, That God hath visited his people.

7.17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, Judaea, and throughout all the country region round about.

7.18 And John's the disciples told of John shewed him of all these things.

7.19 And John called to calling unto him two of his disciples, and disciples sent them to Jesus, saying: saying, Art thou he that art to come; should come? or look we for another?

7.20 And when When the men were come unto him, they said: said, John the Baptist hath sent us to unto thee, saying: saying, Art thou he that art to come; should come? or look we for another?

7.21 (And And in that same hour, hour he cured many of their diseases, infirmities and hurts, plagues, and of evil spirits: spirits; and to unto many that were blind he gave sight.) sight.

7.22 And answering, he Then Jesus answering said to them: unto them, Go your way, and relate to tell John what you things ye have heard seen and seen: heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached: preached.

7.23 And blessed is he he, whosoever shall not be scandalized offended in me.

7.24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak to unto the multitudes people concerning John. John, What went ye out into the desert wilderness for to see? a A reed shaken with the wind?

7.25 But what went you ye out for to see? a A man clothed in soft garments? Behold raiment? Behold, they that which are in costly apparel gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in the houses of kings. kings' courts.

7.26 But what went you ye out for to see? a A prophet? Yea, I say to unto you, and much more than a prophet.

7.27 This is he he, of whom it is written: Behold written, Behold, I send my angel messenger before thy face, who which shall prepare thy way before thee.

7.28 For I say to you: Amongst unto you, Among those that are born of women, women there is not a greater prophet that than John the Baptist. But Baptist: but he that is the lesser least in the kingdom of God, God is greater than he.

7.29 And all the people hearing, that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with John's baptism. the baptism of John.

7.30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by of him.

7.31 And the Lord said: said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

7.32 They are like to unto children sitting in the marketplace, and speaking calling one to another, and saying: saying, We have piped to unto you, and you ye have not danced: danced; we have mourned, mourned to you, and you ye have not wept.

7.33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say: ye say, He hath a devil.

7.34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking: drinking; and you say: ye say, Behold a man that is a glutton gluttonous man, and a drinker of wine, winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. sinners!

7.35 And But wisdom is justified by of all her children.

7.36 And one of the Pharisees desired him to that he would eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

7.37 And behold And, behold, a woman that was in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that he Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment; ointment,

7.38 And standing behind stood at his feet, she feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet, feet with tears, and wiped did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

7.39 And Now when the Pharisee, who Pharisee which had invited him, seeing bidden him saw it, spoke he spake within himself, saying: saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would know surely have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that him: for she is a sinner.

7.40 And Jesus answering, answering said to him: unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to unto thee. But And he said: saith, Master, say it. on.

7.41 A There was a certain creditor which had two debtors, debtors: the one who owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

7.42 And whereas when they had not wherewith nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Which therefore Tell me therefore, which of the two loveth them will love him most?

7.43 Simon answering, said: answered and said, I suppose that he he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: unto him, Thou hast judged rightly. rightly judged.

7.44 And turning he turned to the woman, he and said unto Simon: Dost Simon, Seest thou see this woman? I entered into thy thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; feet: but she with tears hath washed my feet, feet with tears, and wiped them with her the hairs hath wiped them. of her head.

7.45 Thou gavest me no kiss; kiss: but she, this woman since she the time I came in, in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

7.46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint; anoint: but she with ointment this woman hath anointed my feet. feet with ointment.

7.47 Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins unto thee, Her sins, which are forgiven her, because many, are forgiven; for she hath loved much. But much: but to whom less little is forgiven, he the same loveth less. little.

7.48 And he said to her: unto her, Thy sins are forgiven thee. forgiven.

7.49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

7.50 And he said to the woman: woman, Thy faith hath made thee safe, saved thee; go in peace.

Chapter 8

8.1 And it came to pass afterwards, afterward, that he travelled through the cities went throughout every city and towns, village, preaching and evangelizing shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; God: and the twelve were with him: him,

8.2 And certain women who women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities; infirmities, Mary who is called Magdalen, Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils were gone forth, devils,

8.3 And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

8.4 And when a very great multitude was much people were gathered together, and hastened were come to him out of the cities unto him, every city, he spoke spake by a similitude. parable:

8.5 The A sower went out to sow his seed. And seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side, side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

8.6 And other some fell upon a rock: rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no lacked moisture.

8.7 And other some fell among thorns, thorns; and the thorns growing sprang up with it, and choked it.

8.8 And other some fell upon on good ground; ground, and being sprung sprang up, yielded and bare fruit a an hundredfold. Saying And when he had said these things, he cried out: cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

8.9 And his disciples asked him what him, saying, What might this parable might be. be?

8.10 To whom And he said: To said, Unto you it is given to know the mystery mysteries of the kingdom of God; God: but to the rest others in parables, parables; that seeing they may might not see, and hearing may they might not understand.

8.11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8.12 And they Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil cometh, devil, and taketh away the word out of their heart, hearts, lest believing they should believe and be saved.

8.13 Now they upon They on the rock, rock are they who they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy: joy; and these have no roots; for they believe root, which for a while, while believe, and in time of temptation, they temptation fall away.

8.14 And that which fell among thorns, thorns are they, which, when they who have heard, go forth, and going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield bring no fruit. fruit to perfection.

8.15 But that on the good ground, ground are they who they, which in a good an honest and perfect good heart, hearing having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in with patience.

8.16 Now no man lighting No man, when he hath lighted a candle candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it upon on a candlestick, that they who come which enter in may see the light.

8.17 For there nothing is not any thing secret secret, that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

8.18 Take heed therefore how you hear. For ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given: given; and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, from him shall be taken away from him. even that which he seemeth to have.

8.19 And Then came to him his mother and brethren came unto him; his brethren, and they could not come at him for the crowd. press.

8.20 And it was told him: him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

8.21 Who answering, And he answered and said to them: unto them, My mother and my brethren are they who these which hear the word of God, and do it.

8.22 And Now it came to pass on a certain day day, that he went into a little ship with his disciples, disciples: and he said to them: unto them, Let us go over to unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

8.23 And when But as they were sailing, sailed he slept; fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind upon on the lake, lake; and they were filled, filled with water, and were in danger. jeopardy.

8.24 And they came to him, and awaked awoke him, saying: saying, Master, master, we perish. But Then he arising, arose, and rebuked the wind and the rage raging of the water; water: and it they ceased, and there was a calm.

8.25 And he said to them: unto them, Where is your faith? Who And they being afraid, afraid wondered, saying one to another: Who another, What manner of man is this, (think you), that this! for he commandeth both even the winds and the sea, water, and they obey him? him.

8.26 And they sailed to arrived at the country of the Gerasens, Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

8.27 And when he was come went forth to the land, there met him out of the city a certain man who man, which had a devil now a very devils long time, and he wore ware no clothes, neither did he abide abode in a any house, but in the sepulchres. tombs.

8.28 And when When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him; him, and crying out with a loud voice, he said: voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the God most high God? high? I beseech thee, do not torment me. me not.

8.29 For (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to go come out of the man. For many times oftentimes it seized him, had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains, chains and kept in fetters; and breaking the bonds, he brake the bands, and was driven by of the devil into the deserts. wilderness.)

8.30 And Jesus asked him, saying: saying, What is thy name? But And he said: Legion; said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

8.31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the abyss. deep.

8.32 And there was there a an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain; mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

8.33 The devils therefore Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine; swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were stifled. choked.

8.34 Which when When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled away, fled, and went and told it in the city and in the villages. country.

8.35 And Then they went out to see what was done; and they came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at his feet, the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind; mind: and they were afraid.

8.36 And they They also that had seen, which saw it told them how by what means he had been healed from that was possessed of the legion. devils was healed.

8.37 And all Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gerasens Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear. And he, going fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.

8.38 Now the man, man out of whom the devils were departed, departed besought him that he might be with him. But him: but Jesus sent him away, saying: saying,

8.39 Return to thy thine own house, and tell shew how great things God hath done to unto thee. And he went through his way, and published throughout the whole city, publishing city how great things Jesus had done to unto him.

8.40 And it came to pass, that that, when Jesus was returned, the multitude people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.

8.41 And behold And, behold, there came a man whose name was named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at the feet of Jesus, beseeching Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:

8.42 For he had an one only daughter, almost about twelve years old, of age, and she was lay a dying. And it happened But as he went, that he was thronged by went the multitudes. people thronged him.

8.43 And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who which had bestowed spent all her substance on living upon physicians, and neither could not be healed by any. of any,

8.44 She came Came behind him, and touched the hem border of his garment; garment: and immediately the her issue of her blood stopped. stanched.

8.45 And Jesus said: said, Who is it that touched me? And When all denying, denied, Peter and they that were with him said: said, Master, the multitudes multitude throng thee and press thee, and dost thou say, sayest thou, Who touched me?

8.46 And Jesus said: said, Somebody hath touched me; me: for I know perceive that virtue is gone out from of me.

8.47 And when the woman seeing saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and fell falling down before his feet, and him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed. healed immediately.

8.48 But And he said to her: unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go thy way in peace.

8.49 As While he was yet speaking, spake, there cometh one to from the ruler of the synagogue, synagogue's house, saying to him: him, Thy daughter is dead, dead; trouble him not. not the Master.

8.50 And But when Jesus hearing this word, heard it, he answered the father of the maid: him, saying, Fear not; not: believe only, and she shall be safe. made whole.

8.51 And when he was come to came into the house, he suffered not any no man to go in with him, but Peter in, save Peter, and James James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.

8.52 And all wept wept, and mourned for her. But bewailed her: but he said: said, Weep not; the maid she is not dead, but sleepeth.

8.53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

8.54 But And he taking put them all out, and took her by the hand, cried out, saying: and called, saying, Maid, arise.

8.55 And her spirit returned, came again, and she arose immediately. And straightway: and he bid them commanded to give her to eat. meat.

8.56 And her parents were astonished, whom astonished: but he charged to them that they should tell no man what was done.

Chapter 9

9.1 Then calling together the twelve apostles, he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

9.2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

9.3 And he said to them: unto them, Take nothing for your journey; journey, neither staff, staves, nor scrip, nor neither bread, nor neither money; neither have two coats. coats apiece.

9.4 And whatsoever house you shall ye enter into, abide there, there abide, and depart not from thence. thence depart.

9.5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the very dust of from your feet, feet for a testimony against them.

9.6 And going out, they departed, and went about through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

9.7 Now Herod, Herod the tetrarch, tetrarch heard of all things that were was done by him; him: and he was in a doubt, perplexed, because that it was said

9.8 By said of some, that John was risen from the dead: but by other dead;

9.8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and by of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

9.9 And Herod said: said, John I have beheaded; I beheaded: but who is this this, of whom I hear such things? And he sought desired to see him.

9.10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And taking them, he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place, apart, which belongeth place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

9.11 Which when And the people knew, people, when they knew it, followed him; him: and he received them, and spoke to spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them who that had need of healing.

9.12 Now And when the day began to decline. And the twelve wear away, then came the twelve, and said to him: unto him, Send away the multitude, multitude away, that going they may go into the towns and villages country round about, they may lodge and lodge, and get victuals; victuals: for we are here in a desert place.

9.13 But he said to them: unto them, Give you ye them to eat. And they said: said, We have no more than but five loaves and two fishes; unless perhaps except we should go and buy food meat for all this multitude. people.

9.14 Now there For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

9.15 And they did so; so, and made them all sit down.

9.16 And taking Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked and looking up to heaven, and he blessed them; them, and he broke, brake, and distributed gave to his disciples, the disciples to set before the multitude.

9.17 And they did all eat, and were filled. And all filled: and there were was taken up of fragments that remained to them, them twelve baskets.

9.18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying: saying, Whom do say the people say that I am?

9.19 But they answered, and said: They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say say, Elias; and others say say, that one of the former old prophets is risen again.

9.20 And he He said to them: unto them, But whom do you say ye that I am? Simon Peter answering, said: answering said, The Christ of God.

9.21 But And he strictly charging straitly charged them, and commanded they should tell this them to tell no man. man that thing;

9.22 Saying: Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by of the ancients elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, slain, and be raised the third day rise again. day.

9.23 And he said to all: them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

9.24 For whosoever will save his life, life shall lose it; for he that shall it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

9.25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, and or be cast away himself? away?

9.26 For he that whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his majesty, own glory, and that of in his Father, Father's, and of the holy angels.

9.27 But I tell you of a truth: There are truth, there be some standing here that here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

9.28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these words, that sayings, he took Peter, Peter and James, John and John, James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

9.29 And whilst as he prayed, the shape fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became was white and glittering. glistering.

9.30 And behold two men were talking And, behold, there talked with him. And they him two men, which were Moses and Elias, Elias:

9.31 Appearing Who appeared in majesty. And they spoke glory, and spake of his decease that which he should accomplish in at Jerusalem.

9.32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

9.33 And it came to pass, that as they were departing departed from him, Peter saith to Jesus: said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; here: and let us make three tabernacles, tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias; Elias: not knowing what he said.

9.34 And as While he spoke these things, thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them; them: and they were afraid, when feared as they entered into the cloud.

9.35 And there came a voice came out of the cloud, saying: saying, This is my beloved Son; Son: hear him.

9.36 And whilst when the voice was uttered, past, Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace, kept it close, and told no man in those days any of these those things which they had seen.

9.37 And it came to pass pass, that on the day following, next day, when they came were come down from the mountain, there hill, much people met him a great multitude. him.

9.38 And behold And, behold, a man among of the crowd company cried out, saying: saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because son: for he is my mine only one. child.

9.39 And And, lo, a spirit seizeth taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he throweth him down out; and it teareth him, so him that he foameth; foameth again, and bruising him, he him hardly departeth from him.

9.40 And I desired besought thy disciples to cast him out, out; and they could not.

9.41 And Jesus answering, said: answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring hither thy son. son hither.

9.42 And as he was coming to him, yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tore him.

9.43 tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured healed the boy, child, and restored delivered him again to his father.

n=N3.9.44> n=N3.9.43> And all they were astonished all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while all they wondered every one at all the things he which Jesus did, he said to unto his disciples: Lay you up in your hearts disciples,

9.44 Let these words, sayings sink down into your ears: for it shall come to pass, that the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

9.45 But they understood not this word; saying, and it was hid from them, so that they perceived it not. And not: and they were afraid feared to ask him concerning this word. of that saying.

9.46 And Then there entered arose a thought into reasoning among them, which of them should be greater. greatest.

9.47 But Jesus seeing And Jesus, perceiving the thoughts thought of their heart, took a child child, and set him by him,

9.48 And said to them: unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name, name receiveth me; me: and whosoever shall receive me, me receiveth him that sent me. For me: for he that is the lesser least among you all, he is the greater. same shall be great.

9.49 And John, answering, said: John answered and said, Master, we saw a certain man one casting out devils in thy name, name; and we forbade forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

9.50 And Jesus said to him: unto him, Forbid him not; not: for he that is not against you, us is for you. us.

9.51 And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were accomplishing, time was come that he steadfastly should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. Jerusalem,

9.52 And he sent messengers before his face; face: and going, they went, and entered into a city village of the Samaritans, to prepare make ready for him.

9.53 And they received him not, did not receive him, because his face was of one going as though he would go to Jerusalem.

9.54 And when his disciples James and John had seen saw this, they said: said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them? them, even as Elias did?

9.55 And turning, But he turned, and rebuked them, saying: You and said, Ye know not of what manner of spirit you are. ye are of.

9.56 The For the Son of man came is not come to destroy souls, men's lives, but to save. save them. And they went into to another town. village.

9.57 And it came to pass, that, as they walked went in the way, that a certain man said to him: unto him, Lord, I will follow thee withersoever whithersoever thou goest.

9.58 And Jesus said to him: The foxes unto him, Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

9.59 But And he said to another: unto another, Follow me. And But he said: said, Lord, suffer me first to go, go and to bury my father.

9.60 And Jesus said to him: unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou, thou and preach the kingdom of God.

9.61 And another said: also said, Lord, I will follow thee, Lord; thee; but let me first take my leave of go bid them that farewell, which are at home at my house.

9.62 And Jesus said to him: unto him, No man putting man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Chapter 10

10.1 And after After these things the Lord LORD appointed also other seventy-two: seventy also, and he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place place, whither he himself was to would come.

10.2 And he Therefore said to them: he unto them, The harvest indeed truly is great, but the labourers are few. Pray few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

10.3 Go: Behold Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

10.4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; shoes: and salute no man by the way.

10.5 Into And into whatsoever house you ye enter, first say: say, Peace be to this house.

10.6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; but it: if not, it shall return turn to you. you again.

10.7 And in the same house, house remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove Go not from house to house.

10.8 And into what whatsoever city soever you ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. you:

10.9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

10.10 But into whatsoever city you ye enter, and they receive you not, going forth go your ways out into the streets thereof, say: of the same, and say,

10.11 Even the very dust of your city that city, which cleaveth to on us, we do wipe off against you. Yet know you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is at hand. come nigh unto you.

10.12 But I say to unto you, that it shall be more tolerable at in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

10.13 Woe to unto thee, Corozain, Chorazin! woe to unto thee, Bethsaida. For Bethsaida! for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been wrought done in you, they would have done penance long ago, had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

10.14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgement, judgment, than for you.

10.15 And thou, Capharnaum, Capernaum, which art exalted unto to heaven, thou shalt be thrust down to hell.

10.16 He that heareth you, you heareth me; and he that despiseth you, you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, me despiseth him that sent me.

10.17 And the seventy-two seventy returned again with joy, saying: saying, Lord, even the devils also are subject to unto us in through thy name.

10.18 And he said to them: unto them, I saw beheld Satan like lightening falling as lightning fall from heaven.

10.19 Behold, I have given give unto you power to tread upon on serpents and scorpions, and upon over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

10.20 But yet rejoice not Notwithstanding in this, this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice in this, that rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

10.21 In that same hour, he hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, spirit, and said: said, I confess to thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because that thou hast hidden hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, unto babes: even so, Father; for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

10.22 All things are delivered to me by of my Father; Father: and no one 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.

10.23 And turning to he turned him unto his disciples, he said: and said privately, Blessed are the eyes that which see the things which you see. that ye see:

10.24 For I say to tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the those things that you which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear the those things that you which ye hear, and have not heard them.

10.25 And behold And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and tempted him, saying, Master, what must shall I do to possess inherit eternal life?

10.26 But he He said to him: unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

10.27 He answering, said: And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy whole heart, and with all thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

10.28 And he said to him: unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

10.29 But he he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

10.30 And Jesus answering, said: answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also thieves, which stripped him, him of his raiment, and having wounded him went away, him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

10.31 And it chanced, that by chance there came down a certain priest went down the same that way: and seeing when he saw him, he passed by. by on the other side.

10.32 In like manner also And likewise a Levite, when he was near at the place place, came and saw looked on him, and passed by. by on the other side.

10.33 But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, Samaritan, as he journeyed, came near him; where he was: and seeing when he saw him, was moved with compassion. he had compassion on him,

10.34 And going up went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: wine, and setting set him upon on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

10.35 And on the next day morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said: said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

10.36 Which now of these three, in thy opinion, thinkest thou, was neighbour to unto him that fell among the robbers? thieves?

10.37 But And he said: said, He that shewed mercy to on him. And Jesus Then said to him: Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou in like manner. likewise.

10.38 Now it came to pass pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain town: village: and a certain woman named Martha, Martha received him into her house.

10.39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sitting which also sat at the Lord's Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

10.40 But Martha was busy cumbered about much serving. Who stood serving, and said: came to him, and said, Lord, hast dost thou no not care that my sister hath left me alone to serve? speak to serve alone? bid her therefore, therefore that she help me.

10.41 And the Lord answering, Jesus answered and said to her: unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful, careful and art troubled about many things:

10.42 But one thing is necessary. needful: and Mary hath chosen the best that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Chapter 11

11.1 And it came to pass, that that, as he was praying in a certain place praying, place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

11.2 And he said to them: unto them, When you ye pray, say: Father, hallowed say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

11.3 Give us this day by day our daily bread.

11.4 And forgive us our sins, sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation. temptation; but deliver us from evil.

11.5 And he said to them: unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to unto him at midnight, and shall say to him: unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves, loaves;

11.6 Because For a friend of mine is come off in his journey is come to me, and I have not what nothing to set before him. him?

11.7 And he from within should answer, shall answer and say: say, Trouble me not, not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

11.8 Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to unto you, although Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend; yet, friend, yet because of his importunity, importunity he will rise, rise and give him as many as he needeth.

11.9 And I say to unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you: you; seek, and you ye shall find: find; knock, and it shall be opened to unto you.

11.10 For every one that asketh, asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh, seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh, knocketh it shall be opened.

11.11 And which of you, if he If a son shall ask his father bread, 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?

11.12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach offer him a scorpion?

11.13 If you ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to unto your children, children: how much more will shall your heavenly Father from heaven give the good Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

11.14 And he was casting out a devil, and the same it was dumb: and dumb. And it came to pass, when he had cast out the devil, devil was gone out, the dumb spoke: spake; and the multitudes were in admiration at it: people wondered.

11.15 But some of them said: said, He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, through Beelzebub the prince chief of the devils.

11.16 And others tempting, asked others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.

11.17 But he seeing he, knowing their thoughts, said to them: unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, shall be itself is brought to desolation, desolation; and a house upon divided against a house shall fall. falleth.

11.18 And if If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say, ye say that through Beelzebub I cast out devils. devils through Beelzebub.

11.19 Now And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils by Beelzebub; devils, by whom do your children sons cast them out? Therefore they therefore shall they be your judges.

11.20 But if I by with the finger of God cast out devils; doubtless devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

11.21 When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things palace, his goods are in peace which he possesseth. peace:

11.22 But if when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him; him, he will take away taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and will distribute divideth his spoils.

11.23 He that is not with me, me is against me; me: and he that gathereth not with me, me scattereth.

11.24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water, dry places, seeking rest; and not finding, finding none, he saith: saith, I will return into unto my house whence I came out.

11.25 And when he is come, cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

11.26 Then he goeth he, and taketh with to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, himself; and entering in they enter in, and dwell there. And there: and the last state of that man becomes is worse than the first.

11.27 And it came to pass, as he spoke spake these things, a certain woman from of the crowd, lifting company lifted up her voice, and said to him: unto him, Blessed is the womb that bore bare thee, and the paps that gave thee suck. which thou hast sucked.

11.28 But he said: said, Yea rather, blessed are they who that hear the word of God, and keep it.

11.29 And when the multitudes running people were gathered thick together, he began to say: say, This generation is a wicked an evil generation: it asketh they seek a sign, sign; and a sign there shall not no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

11.30 For as Jonas was a sign to unto the Ninivites; Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man also be to this generation.

11.31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them: because for she came from the ends utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold more and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

11.32 The men of Ninive Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because it: for they did penance repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold more and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

11.33 No man lighteth man, when he hath lighted a candle, and putteth it in a hidden secret place, nore neither under a bushel; bushel, but upon on a candlestick, that they that which come in, in may see the light.

11.34 The light of thy the body is thy eye. If thy the eye: therefore when thine eye be is single, thy whole body will be lightsome: also is full of light; but if it be when thine eye is evil, thy body also will be darksome. is full of darkness.

11.35 Take heed therefore, therefore that the light which is in thee, thee be not darkness.

11.36 If then thy whole body therefore be lightsome, full of light, having no part of darkness; dark, the whole shall be lightsome; and full of light, as a when the bright lamp, shall enlighten thee. shining of a candle doth give thee light.

11.37 And as he was speaking, spake, a certain Pharisee prayed him, that he would besought him to dine with him. And him: and he going went in, and sat down to eat. meat.

11.38 And when the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why saw it, he was marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.

11.39 And the Lord said to him: unto him, Now you do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inside inward part is full of rapine ravening and iniquity. wickedness.

11.40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without, without make also that which is within? within also?

11.41 But yet that which remaineth, rather give alms; and alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

11.42 But woe to unto you, Pharisees, because you Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb; all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment, judgment and the charity love of God. Now God: these things you ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

11.43 Woe to unto you, Pharisees, because you Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and salutations greetings in the marketplace. markets.

11.44 Woe to unto you, because you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as sepulchres that graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware. aware of them.

11.45 And Then answered one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: lawyers, and said unto him, Master, in thus saying these things, thou reproachest us also.

11.46 But And he said: said, Woe to unto you lawyers also, because you load ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens which they cannot bear, grievous to be borne, and you ye yourselves touch not the packs burdens with one of your fingers.

11.47 Woe to you who unto you! for ye build the monuments sepulchres of the prophets: prophets, and your fathers killed them.

11.48 Truly you ye bear witness that you consent to ye allow the doings deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you ye build their sepulchres.

11.49 For this cause Therefore also said the wisdom of God said: God, I will send to them prophets and apostles; apostles, and some of them they will kill shall slay and persecute. persecute:

11.50 That the blood of all the prophets prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation, generation;

11.51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain Zacharias which perished between the alter altar and the temple: Yea verily I say to unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

11.52 Woe to you lawyers, unto you, lawyers! for you ye have taken away the key of knowledge: you yourselves have not ye entered in, not in yourselves, and those them that were entering in, you have in ye hindered.

11.53 And as he was saying said these things to unto them, the Pharisees scribes and the lawyers Pharisees began violently to urge him, him vehemently, and to oppress his mouth about provoke him to speak of many things, things:

11.54 Lying in Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something from out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Chapter 12

12.1 And In the mean time, when great multitudes stood about him, so there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trod trode one upon another, he began to say to unto his disciples: disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

12.2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

12.3 For Therefore whatsoever things you ye have spoken in darkness, darkness shall be published heard in the light: light; and that which you ye have spoken in the ear in the chambers, closets shall be preached on proclaimed upon the housetops.

12.4 And I say to you, unto you my friends: friends, Be not afraid of them who that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

12.5 But I will shew forewarn you whom you ye shall fear: fear ye Fear him, who which after he hath killed, killed hath power to cast into hell. Yea, hell; yea, I say to unto you, fear Fear him.

12.6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

12.7 Yea, But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you ye are of more value than many sparrows.

12.8 And Also I say to unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. God:

12.9 But he that shall deny denieth me before men, men shall be denied before the angels of God.

12.10 And whosoever speaketh shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to unto him that shall blaspheme blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

12.11 And when they shall bring you into unto the synagogues, and to magistrates unto magistrates, and powers, be not solicitous take ye no thought how or what you thing ye shall answer, or what you ye shall say; say:

12.12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must ye ought to say.

12.13 And one of the multitude company said to him: unto him, Master, speak to my brother brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

12.14 But And he said to him: unto him, Man, who hath appointed made me judge, a judge or divider, a divider over you?

12.15 And he said to them: unto them, Take heed heed, and beware of all covetousness; covetousness: for a man's life doth consisteth not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

12.16 And he spoke spake a similitude to parable unto them, saying: saying, The land ground of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits. plentifully:

12.17 And he thought within himself, saying: saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

12.18 And he said: said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and into them there will I gather bestow all things that are grown to me, my fruits and my goods.

12.19 And I will say to my soul: soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years years; take thy rest; thine ease, eat, drink, make good cheer. and be merry.

12.20 But God said to him: unto him, Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul shall be required of thee: and then whose shall those things be be, which thou hast provided?

12.21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards toward God.

12.22 And he said to unto his disciples: disciples, Therefore I say to unto you, be not solicitous Take no thought for your life, what you ye shall eat; nor neither for your the body, what you ye shall put on.

12.23 The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than the raiment.

12.24 Consider the ravens, ravens: for they sow not, neither do they reap, sow nor reap; which neither have they storehouse nor barn, barn; and God feedeth them. How them: how much are you more valuable are ye better than they? the fowls?

12.25 And which of you, by you with taking thought, thought can add to his stature one cubit?

12.26 If then ye then be not able to do so much as the least thing, that thing which is least, why are you solicitous take ye thought for the rest?

12.27 Consider the lilies, lilies how they grow: they labour toil not, neither do they spin. But spin not; and yet I say to unto you, not even that Solomon in all his glory was clothed not arrayed like one of these.

12.28 Now if If then God so clothe in this manner the grass that 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?

12.29 And seek not you ye what you ye shall eat, or what you ye shall drink: and drink, neither be not lifted up on high. ye of doubtful mind.

12.30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But seek after: and your Father knoweth that you ye have need of these things.

12.31 But rather seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

12.32 Fear not, little flock, flock; for it hath pleased is your Father Father's good pleasure to give you a the kingdom.

12.33 Sell what you possess that ye have, and give alms. Make to alms; provide yourselves bags which grow wax not old, a treasure in heaven which the heavens that faileth not: not, where no thief approacheth, nor neither moth corrupteth.

12.34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12.35 Let your loins be girt, girded about, and lamps burning in your hands. lights burning;

12.36 And you ye yourselves like to unto men who that wait for their lord, when he shall will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to unto him immediately.

12.37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord lord when he cometh, cometh shall find watching. Amen watching: verily I say to unto you, that he will shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and passing will minister unto come forth and serve them.

12.38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

12.39 But And this know ye, know, that if the householder did know at goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, have watched, and would not suffer have suffered his house to be broken open. through.

12.40 Be you then also ready: ye therefore ready also: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come. cometh at an hour when ye think not.

12.41 And Then Peter said to him: unto him, Lord, dost speakest thou speak this parable to unto us, or likewise even to all?

12.42 And the Lord said: said, Who (thinkest thou) then is the that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth shall make ruler over his family, household, to give them their measure portion of wheat meat in due season?

12.43 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, when he cometh shall find so doing.

12.44 Verily Of a truth I say to unto you, that he will set make him ruler over all that he possesseth. hath.

12.45 But and if that servant shall say in his heart: heart, My lord is long a delayeth his coming; and shall begin to strike beat the menservants and maidservants, maidens, and to eat and to drink drink, and to be drunk: drunken;

12.46 The lord of that servant will come in the a day that when he hopeth not, looketh not for him, and at the an hour that when he knoweth not, is not aware, and shall separate him, will cut him in sunder, and shall will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

12.47 And that servant who servant, which knew the will of his lord, lord's will, and prepared not himself, and neither did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

12.48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And For unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be much required: and to whom they men have committed much, of him they will demand ask the more.

12.49 I am come to cast send fire on the earth; and what will I, but that if it be already kindled?

12.50 And But I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: baptized with; and how am I straitened until till it be accomplished? accomplished!

12.51 Think ye, Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; Nay; but separation. rather division:

12.52 For from henceforth there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: divided, three against two, and two against three.

12.53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against his father, the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

12.54 And he said also to the multitudes: people, When you ye see a cloud rising from rise out of the west, presently you say: A shower is coming: straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it happeneth: is.

12.55 And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: ye say, There will be heat: heat; and it cometh to pass.

12.56 You Ye hypocrites, you know how to ye can discern the face of the heaven sky and of the earth: earth; but how is it that you ye do not discern this time?

12.57 And Yea, and why even of yourselves, do you not yourselves judge that which ye not what is just? right?

12.58 And when When thou goest with thy thine adversary to the prince, whilst magistrate, as thou art in the way, endeavour to give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him: him; lest perhaps he draw hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, officer, and the exacter officer cast thee into prison.

12.59 I say to tell thee, thou shalt not go out depart thence, until till thou pay hast paid the very last mite.

Chapter 13

13.1 And there There were present, present at that very time, season some that told him of the Galileans, Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

13.2 And he answering, Jesus answering said to them: Think you unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans Galilaeans were sinners above all the men of Galilee, Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

13.3 No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

13.4 Or those eighteen eighteen, upon whom the tower fell in Siloe, Siloam fell, and slew them: them, think you, ye that they also were debtors sinners above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

13.5 No, I say to you; but tell you, Nay: but, except you do penance, you ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

13.6 He spoke spake also this parable: parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, vineyard; and he came seeking and sought fruit on it, thereon, and found none.

13.7 And he Then said to he unto the dresser of the vineyard: his vineyard, Behold, for these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut none: cut it done therefore: down; why cumbereth it the ground?

13.8 But And he answering, answering said to him: unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, until till I shall dig about it, and dung it. it:

13.9 And if happily it bear fruit: but fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

13.10 And he was teaching in their synagogue one of the synagogues on their the sabbath.

13.11 And behold And, behold, there was a woman, who woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: years, and she was bowed together, neither and could she look upwards at all. in no wise lift up herself.

13.12 Whom And when Jesus saw, saw her, he called her unto to him, and said to her: unto her, Woman, thou art delivered loosed from thy thine infirmity.

13.13 And he laid his hands upon her, on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

13.14 And the ruler of the synagogue (being angry answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath) answering, sabbath day, and said to unto the multitude: Six days there people, There are wherein you six days in which men ought to work. In work: in them therefore come, come and be healed; healed, and not on the sabbath day.

13.15 And the The Lord answering then answered him, said: Ye hypocrites, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not every each one of you, you on the sabbath day, loose his ox or his ass from the manger, stall, and lead them him away to water? watering?

13.16 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?

13.17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were gloriously done by him.

13.18 He Then said therefore: To he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like, like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?

13.19 It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took took, and cast into his garden, garden; and it grew grew, and became waxed a great tree, tree; and the birds fowls of the air lodged in the branches thereof. of it.

13.20 And again he said: said, Whereunto shall I esteem liken the kingdom of God to be like? God?

13.21 It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

13.22 And he went through the cities and towns villages, teaching, and making his journey to journeying toward Jerusalem.

13.23 And a certain man Then said to him: one unto him, Lord, are they there few that are be saved? But And he said to them: unto them,

13.24 Strive to enter by in at the narrow gate; strait gate: for many, I say to unto you, shall will seek to enter, enter in, and shall not be able.

13.25 But when When once the master of the house shall be gone in, is risen up, and shall hath shut to the door, you shall and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying: saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. And unto us; and he answering, shall answer and say to you: unto you, I know you not, not whence you are. ye are:

13.26 Then you shall ye begin to say: say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

13.27 And But he shall say to you: say, I tell you, I know you not, not whence you are: ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

13.28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you ye shall see Abraham Abraham, and Isaac Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

13.29 And there they shall come from the east east, and from the west, and from the north north, and from the south; south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

13.30 And And, behold, they there are last that which shall be first; first, and they there are first that which shall be last.

13.31 The same day, day there came some certain of the Pharisees, saying to him: Depart, and get unto him, Get thee hence, out, and depart hence: for Herod hath a mind to will kill thee.

13.32 And he said to them: 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 am consummated. shall be perfected.

13.33 Nevertheless I must walk to day day, and to morrow, and the day following, because following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish, perish out of Jerusalem.

13.34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee, unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the bird a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not? ye would not!

13.35 Behold Behold, your house shall be is left to unto you desolate. And desolate: and verily I say to unto you, that you Ye shall not see me till me, until the time come, come when you ye shall say: say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Chapter 14

14.1 And it came to pass, when Jesus as he went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, to eat bread, that they watched him.

14.2 And And, behold, there was a certain man before him that which had the dropsy.

14.3 And Jesus answering, spoke to answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

14.4 But And they held their peace. But And he taking took him, and healed him, and sent let him away. go;

14.5 And answering answered them, he said: saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall fallen into a pit, and will not immediately draw straightway pull him out, out on the sabbath day?

14.6 And they could not answer him again to these things.

14.7 And he spoke put forth a parable also to them that those which were invited, marking bidden, when he marked how they chose the first seats at out the table, chief rooms; saying to them: unto them.

14.8 When thou art invited bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, highest room; lest perhaps one a more honourable man than thou be invited by him: bidden of him;

14.9 And he that invited bade thee and him, him come and say to thee, Give this man place: place; and then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place. room.

14.10 But when thou art invited, go, bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place; room; that when he who invited thee, that bade thee cometh, he may say to thee: unto thee, Friend, go up higher. Then higher: then shalt thou have glory before worship in the presence of them that sit at table meat with thee.

14.11 Because every one that For whosoever exalteth himself, himself shall be humbled; abased; and he that humbleth himself, himself shall be exalted.

14.12 And he Then said he also to him also that had invited him: bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor neither thy kinsmen, nor thy neighbours who are rich; rich neighbours; lest perhaps they also invite bid thee again, and a recompense recompence be made to thee.

14.13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; blind:

14.14 And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to make thee recompense: blessed; for they cannot recompense shall thee: for thou shalt be made thee recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

14.15 When And when one of them that sat at table meat with him, had him heard these things, he said to him: unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

14.16 But he Then said to him: he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. bade many:

14.17 And he sent his servant at the hour of supper time to say to them that were invited, that they should come, bidden, Come; for now all things are now ready.

14.18 And they began all at once with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him: unto him, I have bought a farm, piece of ground, and I must needs go out and see it: I pray thee, hold thee have me excused.

14.19 And another said: said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to try prove them: I pray thee, hold thee have me excused.

14.20 And another said: said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

14.21 And the So that servant returning, told these things to came, and shewed his lord. lord these things. Then the master of the house, house being angry, angry said to his servant: servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the feeble, maimed, and the blind, halt, and the lame. blind.

14.22 And the servant said: said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

14.23 And the Lord lord said to unto the servant: servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

14.24 But For I say unto you, that That none of those men that which were invited, bidden shall taste of my supper.

14.25 And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, him: and he turned, and said to them: unto them,

14.26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

14.27 And whosoever doth not carry bear his cross cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

14.28 For which of you having a mind you, intending to build a tower, doth sitteth not first sit down, down first, and reckon counteth the charges that are necessary, cost, whether he have wherewithal sufficient to finish it: it?

14.29 Lest, Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able ti to finish it, all that see behold it begin to mock him,

14.30 Saying: Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

14.31 Or what king, about to go going to make war against another king, doth sitteth not first sit down, down first, and think consulteth whether he be able, able with ten thousand, thousand to meet him that, with twenty thousand, that cometh against him? him with twenty thousand?

14.32 Or else, whilst while the other is yet afar a great way off, sending an embassy, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

14.33 So likewise every one likewise, whosoever he be of you that doth forsaketh not renounce all that he possesseth, hath, he cannot be my disciple.

14.34 Salt is good. But good: but if the salt shall lose its have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

14.35 It is neither profitable fit for the land land, nor yet for the dunghill, dunghill; but shall be men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Chapter 15

15.1 Now the publicans and sinners Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

15.2 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

15.3 And he spoke to them spake this parable, saying: parable unto them, saying,

15.4 What man of you that hath you, having an hundred sheep: and sheep, if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine ninety and nine in the desert, wilderness, and go after that which was is lost, until he find it?

15.5 And when he hath found it, lay he layeth it upon on his shoulders, rejoicing: rejoicing.

15.6 And coming when he cometh home, call he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: unto them, Rejoice with me, because me; for I have found my sheep that which was lost? lost.

15.7 I say to unto you, that even so there likewise joy shall be joy in heaven upon over one sinner that doth penance, repenteth, more than upon ninety-nine over ninety and nine just who persons, which need not penance. no repentance.

15.8 Or Either what woman having ten groats; pieces of silver, if she lose one groat, piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until till she find it?

15.9 And when she hath found it, call together she calleth her friends and neighbours, saying: her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me, because me; for I have found the groat piece which I had lost.

15.10 So Likewise, I say to unto you, there shall be is joy before in the presence of the angels of God upon over one sinner doing penance. that repenteth.

15.11 And he said: said, A certain man had two sons:

15.12 And the younger of them said to his father: father, Father, give me the portion of substance goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance. living.

15.13 And not many days after, after the younger son, gathering son gathered all together, went abroad and took his journey into a far country: country, and there wasted his substance, living riotously. substance with riotous living.

15.14 And after when he had spent all, there came arose a mighty famine in that country; land; and he began to be in want.

15.15 And he went and cleaved joined himself to one of the citizens a citizen of that country. And country; and he sent him into his farm fields to feed swine.

15.16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat; eat: and no man gave unto him.

15.17 And returning when he came to himself, he said: said, How many hired servants in of my father's house abound with bread, have bread enough and to spare, and I here perish with hunger? hunger!

15.18 I will arise, arise and will go to my father, and will say to him: unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: thee,

15.19 I And am not no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

15.20 And rising up he arose, and came to his father. And But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and was moved with had compassion, and running to him ran, and fell upon on his neck, and kissed him.

15.21 And the son said to him: unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, I in thy sight, and am not now no more worthy to be called thy son.

15.22 And But the father said to his servants: servants, Bring forth quickly the first best robe, and put it on him, him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

15.23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, it; and let us eat eat, and make be merry:

15.24 Because For this my son was dead, and is come to life again: alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

15.25 Now his elder son was in the field, field: and when as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music musick and dancing: dancing.

15.26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

15.27 And he said to him: unto him, Thy brother is come, come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe. safe and sound.

15.28 And he was angry, and would not go in. His father in: therefore coming out began to entreat came his father out, and intreated him.

15.29 And he answering, answering said to his father: Behold, for so father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, and I have never neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment, commandment: and yet thou hast never given gavest me a kid to kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

15.30 But as soon as this thy son is was come, who which hath devoured his substance thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

15.31 But And he said to him: unto him, Son, thou art always ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

15.32 But it It was fit meet that we should make merry merry, and be glad, glad: for this thy brother was dead dead, and is come to life alive again; he and was lost, and is found.

Chapter 16

16.1 And he said also to unto his disciples: disciples, There was a certain rich man who man, which had a steward: steward; and the same was accused unto him, him that he had wasted his goods.

16.2 And he called him, and said to him: unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship: stewardship; for now thou canst mayest be steward no longer. longer steward.

16.3 And Then the steward said within himself: himself, What shall I do, because do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig stewardship: I am not able; cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.

16.4 I know am resolved what I will to do, that that, when I shall be removed from am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16.5 Therefore calling together So he called every one of his lord's debtors, he debtors unto him, and said to unto the first: first, How much dost owest thou owe unto my lord?

16.6 But And he said: said, An hundred barrels measures of oil. And he said to him: unto him, Take thy bill bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.

16.7 Then he said he to another: another, And how much dost thou owe? Who said: owest thou? And he said, An hundred quarters measures of wheat. He And he said to him: unto him, Take thy bill, and write eighty. fourscore.

16.8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation wiser than the children of light.

16.9 And I say to you: Make unto you you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of iniquity; that unrighteousness; that, when you shall ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. habitations.

16.10 He that is faithful in that which is least, least is faithful also in that which is greater: much: and he that is unjust in that which is little, the least is unjust also in that which is greater. much.

16.11 If then you therefore ye have not been faithful in the unjust mammon; unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust you with that which is the true? true riches?

16.12 And if you ye have not been faithful in that which is another's; another man's, who will shall give you that which is your own?

16.13 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. You Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

16.14 Now And the Pharisees, Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

16.15 And he said to them: You unto them, Ye are they who which justify yourselves before men, men; but God knoweth your hearts; hearts: for that which is high to men, highly esteemed among men is an abomination before in the sight of God.

16.16 The law and the prophets were until John; from John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth violence towards man presseth into it.

16.17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fall. fail.

16.18 Every one that Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and he that whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth husband committeth adultery.

16.19 There was a certain rich man, who which was clothed in purple and fine linen; linen, and feasted fared sumptuously every day. day:

16.20 And there was a certain beggar, beggar named Lazarus, who lay which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

16.21 Desiring And desiring to be filled fed with the crumbs that which fell from the rich man's table, and no one did give him; table: moreover the dogs came, came and licked his sores.

16.22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And bosom: the rich man also died: died, and he was buried in hell. buried;

16.23 And lifting in hell he lift up his eyes when he was eyes, being in torments, he saw and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom: bosom.

16.24 And he cried, cried and said: said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, to and cool my tongue: tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

16.25 And But Abraham said to him: said, Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazareth Lazarus evil things, things: but now he is comforted; comforted, and thou art tormented.

16.26 And besides beside all this, between us and you, you there is fixed a great chaos: gulf fixed: so that they who which would pass from hence to you, cannot, nor from thence you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come hither. from thence.

16.27 And Then he said: Then, father, said, I beseech thee, pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldst wouldest send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren, house:

16.28 That For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments. torment.

16.29 And Abraham said to him: saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

16.30 But And he said: No, said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went to unto them from the dead, they will do penance. repent.

16.31 And he said to him: unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if be persuaded, though one rise again rose from the dead.

Chapter 17

17.1 And he Then said to his disciples: he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that scandals should not offences will come: but woe to him unto him, through whom they come. come!

17.2 It were better for him, him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize offend one of these little ones.

17.3 Take heed to yourselves. yourselves: If thy brother sin trespass against thee, reprove him: rebuke him; and if he do penance, repent, forgive him.

17.4 And if he sin trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

17.5 And the apostles said to unto the Lord: Lord, Increase our faith.

17.6 And the Lord said: said, If you ye had faith like to as a grain of mustard seed, you ye might say to unto this mulberry sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, plucked up by the root, and be thou transplanted into planted in the sea: sea; and it would should obey you.

17.7 But which of you you, having a servant ploughing, plowing or feeding cattle, will say to him, unto him by and by, when he is come from the field: Immediately go, field, Go and sit down to meat: meat?

17.8 And will not rather say to him: unto him, Make ready my supper, wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, whilst till I eat have eaten and drink, drunken; and afterwards afterward thou shalt eat and drink?

17.9 Doth he thank that servant, for doing servant because he did the things which he that were commanded him? him? I trow not.

17.10 I think not. So you also, likewise ye, when you ye shall have done all these those things that which are commanded you, say: say, We are unprofitable servants; servants: we have done that which we ought was our duty to do.

17.11 And it came to pass, as he was going went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

17.12 And as he entered into a certain town, village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who which stood afar off; off:

17.13 And they lifted up their voice, saying: voices, and said, Jesus, master, Master, have mercy on us.

17.14 Whom And when he saw, saw them, he said: Go, said unto them, Go shew yourselves to unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were made clean. cleansed.

17.15 And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorifying God. glorified God,

17.16 And he fell down on his face before at his feet, giving him thanks: and this he was a Samaritan.

17.17 And Jesus answering, answering said, Were there not ten made clean? and cleansed? but where are the nine?

17.18 There is no one are not found that returned to return and give glory to God, but save this stranger.

17.19 And he said to him: unto him, Arise, go thy way; for way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

17.20 And being asked by when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come? come, he answered them, them and said: said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

17.21 Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

17.22 And he said to his disciples: unto the disciples, The days will come, when you ye shall desire to see one day of the days of the Son of man; man, and you ye shall not see it.

17.23 And they will shall say to you: you, See here, and here; or, see there. Go ye there: go not after, after them, nor follow them: them.

17.24 For as the lightening lightning, that lighteneth from out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the parts that are other part under heaven, heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

17.25 But first he must he suffer many things, and be rejected by of this generation.

17.26 And as it came to pass was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

17.27 They did eat and drink, eat, they drank, they married wives, and they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark: ark, and the flood came came, and destroyed them all.

17.28 Likewise also as it came to pass, was in the days of Lot: Lot; they did eat and drink, eat, they bought and drank, they bought, they sold, they planted and built. planted, they builded;

17.29 And in But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

17.30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be is revealed.

17.31 In that hour, day, he that which shall be on upon the housetop, and his goods stuff in the house, let him not go come down to take them it away: and he that shall be is in the field, in like manner, let him likewise not return back.

17.32 Remember Lot's wife.

17.33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life, life shall lose it: it; and whosoever shall lose it, his life shall preserve it.

17.34 I say to you: tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

17.35 Two women shall be grinding together: together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left: two left.

17.36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be keft.

17.36 They answering, say to him: Where, Lord? left.

17.37 Who And they answered and said to them: unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body shall be, is, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

Chapter 18

18.1 And he spoke also spake a parable unto them to them, this end, that we men ought always to pray, and not to faint, faint;

18.2 Saying: Saying, There was a judge in a certain city, who city a judge, which feared not God, nor neither regarded man. man:

18.3 And there was a certain widow in that city, city; and she came to unto him, saying: saying, Avenge me of my mine adversary.

18.4 And he would not for a long time. But afterwards while: but afterward he said within himself: Although himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man, man;

18.5 Yet because this widow is troublesome to troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest continually by her continual coming she weary me.

18.6 And the Lord said: said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

18.7 And will shall not God revenge avenge his elect who own elect, which cry to him day and night: and will night unto him, though he have patience in their regard? bear long with them?

18.8 I say to you, tell you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man, when he man cometh, shall he find, think you, find faith on the earth?

18.9 And to some who he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves as just, that they were righteous, and despised others, he spoke also this parable: others:

18.10 Two men went up into the temple to pray: pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.

18.11 The Pharisee standing, stood and prayed thus with himself: O himself, God, I give thee thanks thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as also is this publican.

18.12 I fast twice in a week: the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

18.13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; unto heaven, but struck smote upon his breast, saying: O god, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

18.14 I say to tell you, this man went down into to his house justified rather that than the other: because for every one that exalteth himself, himself shall be humbled: abased; and he that humbleth himself, himself shall be exalted.

18.15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he might would touch them. Which them: but when the his disciples saw, saw it, they rebuked them.

18.16 But Jesus, calling Jesus called them together, said: unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come to unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

18.17 Amen, Verily I say to you: unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, little child shall not in no wise enter into it. therein.

18.18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying: saying, Good master, Master, what shall I do to possess everlasting inherit eternal life?

18.19 And Jesus said to him: unto him, Why dost callest thou call me good? None none is good but God alone. good, save one, that is, God.

18.20 Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill: Thou shalt commandments, Do not commit adultery: Thou shalt adultery, Do not steal: Thou shalt kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness: witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

18.21 Who said: And he said, All these things have I kept from my youth. youth up.

18.22 Which Now when Jesus had heard, heard these things, he said to him: unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing is wanting to thee: thing: sell all whatever that thou hast, and give to distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

18.23 He having And when he heard these things, became sorrowful; this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

18.24 And when Jesus seeing him become saw that he was very sorrowful, said: he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God. God!

18.25 For it is easier for a camel to pass go through the eye of a needle, needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18.26 And they that heard it, said: it said, Who then can be saved?

18.27 He said to them: And he said, The things that which are impossible with men, men are possible with God.

18.28 Then Peter said: Behold, said, Lo, we have left all things, all, and have followed thee.

18.29 Who And he said to them: Amen, unto them, Verily I say to unto you, there There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

18.30 Who shall not receive much manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

18.31 Then Jesus he took unto him the twelve, and said to them: unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things shall be accomplished which were that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man. man shall be accomplished.

18.32 For he shall be delivered to unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and scourged, spitefully entreated, and spit upon: spitted on:

18.33 And after they have scourged shall scourge him, they will and put him to death; death: and the third day he shall rise again.

18.34 And they understood none of these things, things: and this word saying was hid from them, and neither knew they understood not the things that which were said. spoken.

18.35 Now And it came to pass, when that as he drew was come nigh to unto Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging. side begging:

18.36 And when he heard hearing the multitude passing pass by, he asked what this it meant.

18.37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing passeth by.

18.38 And he cried out, saying: cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

18.39 And they that which went before, before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out so much more: Son the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

18.40 And Jesus standing, stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him. And him: and when he was come near, he asked him,

18.41 Saying: Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do to unto thee? But And he said: said, Lord, that I may see. receive my sight.

18.42 And Jesus said to him: unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole. saved thee.

18.43 And immediately he saw, received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God. And God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to unto God.

Chapter 19

19.1 And entering in, he walked Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

19.2 And And, behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who Zacchaeus, which was the chief of among the publicans, and he was rich.

19.3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was, was; and he could not for the crowd, press, because he was low little of stature.

19.4 And running before, he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might sycomore tree to see him; him: for he was to pass that way.

19.5 And when Jesus was come came to the place, looking up, he looked up, and saw him, and said to him: Zacheus, unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste haste, and come down; for this to day I must abide in at thy house.

19.6 And he made haste haste, and came down; down, and received him with joy. joyfully.

19.7 And when all they saw it, they all murmured, saying, that That he was gone to be a guest with a man that was is a sinner.

19.8 But Zacheus standing, And Zacchaeus stood, and said to unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged taken any man of thing from any thing, man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

19.9 And Jesus said to him: unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, because forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

19.10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

19.11 As And as they were hearing heard these things, he added and spoke spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested. appear.

19.12 He said therefore: therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

19.13 And calling he called his ten servants, he gave and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them: Trade unto them, Occupy till I come.

19.14 But his citizens hated him: him, and they sent an embassage a message after him, saying: saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

19.15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom: and kingdom, then he commanded his these servants to be called, called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

19.16 And Then came the first came, saying: first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

19.17 And he said to him: Well done, unto him, Well, thou good servant, servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, thou shalt have power thou authority over ten cities.

19.18 And the second came, saying: saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19.19 And he said likewise to him: him, Be thou also over five cities.

19.20 And another came, saying: saying, Lord, behold behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin; napkin:

19.21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what that thou didst layedst not lay down, and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.

19.22 He And he saith to him: unto him, Out of thy thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what that I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow:

19.23 And why Wherefore then didst thou gavest not give thou my money into the bank, that at my coming, coming I might have exacted it required mine own with usury?

19.24 And he said to unto them that stood by: by, Take the pound away from him, him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

19.25 And (And they said to him: unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. pounds.)

19.26 But For I say to unto you, that to That unto every one that which hath shall be given, and he shall abound: given; and from him that hath not, even that which he hath, hath shall be taken away from him.

19.27 But as for those my mine enemies, who which would not have me that I should reign over them, bring them hither, and kill slay them before me.

19.28 And having said these things, when he had thus spoken, he went before, going ascending up to Jerusalem.

19.29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto Bethany, at the mount called Olivet, the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

19.30 Saying: Saying, Go ye into the town which is village over against you, you; in the which at your entering into which you ye shall find the a colt of an ass tied, on which no whereon yet never man ever hath sitten: sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

19.31 And if any man shall ask you: you, Why do you ye loose him? you thus shall ye say thus unto him: him, Because the Lord hath need of his service. him.

19.32 And they that were sent, sent went their way, and found the colt standing, even as he had said unto them.

19.33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: unto them, Why loose you ye the colt?

19.34 But And they said: Because the said, The Lord hath need of him.

19.35 And they brought him to Jesus. And casting Jesus: and they cast their garments on upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

19.36 And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way.

19.37 And when he was come nigh, even now coming near at the descent of the mount Olivet, of Olives, the whole multitude of his the disciples began with joy to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, seen;

19.38 Saying: Saying, Blessed be the king who King that cometh in the name of the Lord, Lord: peace in heaven, and glory on high! in the highest.

19.39 And some of the Pharisees, Pharisees from amongst among the multitude, multitude said to him: unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

19.40 To whom And he said: answered and said unto them, I say to you, that tell you that, if these shall should hold their peace, the stones will would immediately cry out.

19.41 And when he drew was come near, seeing he beheld the city, he and wept over it, saying: it,

19.42 Saying, If thou also hadst known, and that even thou, at least in this thy day, the things that are to which belong unto thy peace; peace! but now they are hidden hid from thy thine eyes.

19.43 For the days shall come upon thee, and thy that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and straiten keep thee in on every side,

19.44 And beat shall lay thee flat to even with the ground, and thy children who are in thee: within thee; and they shall not leave in thee a one stone upon a stone: another; because thou hast knewest not known the time of thy visitation.

19.45 And entering he went into the temple, he and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought. bought;

19.46 Saying to them: unto them, It is written: written, My house is the house of prayer. But you prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

19.47 And he was teaching taught daily in the temple. And But the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers chief of the people sought to destroy him: him,

19.48 And they found could not find what to do to him: they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

Chapter 20

20.1 And it came to pass, that on one of the those days, as he was teaching taught the people in the temple, and preaching preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, scribes came upon him with the ancients, met together, elders,

20.2 And spoke to spake unto him, saying: saying, Tell us, by what authority dost doest thou these things? or, Who or who is he that hath given gave thee this authority?

20.3 And Jesus answering, he answered and said to them: unto them, I will also ask you one thing. Answer thing; and answer me:

20.4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

20.5 But And they thought within reasoned with themselves, saying: saying, If we shall say, From heaven: heaven; he will say: say, Why then did you not believe him? believed ye him not?

20.6 But and if we say, Of men, men; all the whole people will stone us: for they are be persuaded that John was a prophet.

20.7 And they answered, that they knew could not tell whence it was.

20.8 And Jesus said to them: unto them, Neither do I tell thee I you by what authority I do these things.

20.9 And he Then began he to speak to the people this parable: parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out forth to husbandmen: husbandmen, and he was abroad went into a far country for a long time.

20.10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. Who, beating vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

20.11 And again he sent another servant. But servant: and they beat him also, and treating entreated him reproachfully, shamefully, and sent him away empty.

20.12 And again he sent the a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

20.13 Then said the lord of the vineyard said: vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be, when they see him, be they will reverence him when they see him.

20.14 Whom But when the husbandmen saw, saw him, they thought within reasoned among themselves, saying: saying, This is the heir, heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

20.15 So casting they cast him out of the vineyard, they and killed him. What therefore will shall the lord of the vineyard do to unto them?

20.16 He will come, shall come and will destroy these husbandmen, and will shall give the vineyard to others. Which And when they hearing, said to him: heard it, they said, God forbid.

20.17 But And he looking on beheld them, said: and said, What is this then that is written, The stone, stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

20.18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, stone shall be bruised: and upon broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

20.19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him the same hour: but him; and they feared the people, people: for they knew perceived that he spoke had spoken this parable to against them.

20.20 And being upon the watch, they watched him, and sent forth spies, who which should feign themselves just, just men, that they might take hold of him in his words, that so they might deliver him up to unto the authority and power and authority of the governor.

20.21 And they asked him, saying: saying, Master, we know that thou speakest sayest and teachest rightly: and rightly, neither acceptest thou dost not respect any person, the person of any, but teachest the way of God in truth. truly:

20.22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to unto Caesar, or no?

20.23 But he considering perceived their guile, craftiness, and said to them: unto them, Why tempt you ye me?

20.24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and inscription superscription hath it? They answering, said to him, answered and said, Caesar's.

20.25 And he said to them: unto them, Render therefore to unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's: which be Caesar's, and to unto God the things that are which be God's.

20.26 And they could not reprehend take hold of his word words before the people: and wondering they marvelled at his answer, they and held their peace.

20.27 And there Then came to him some certain of the Sadducees, who which deny that there is any resurrection, resurrection; and they asked him,

20.28 Saying: Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he leave no die without children, that his brother should take her to his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

20.29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

20.30 And the next second took her to wife, and he also died childless.

20.31 And the third took her. And her; and in like manner all the seven, seven also: and they left no children, and died.

20.32 Last of all the woman died also.

20.33 In Therefore in the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be? For all the is she? for seven had her to wife.

20.34 And Jesus answering said to them: unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

20.35 But they that which shall be accounted worthy of to obtain that world, and of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be married, marry, nor take wives. are given in marriage:

20.36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to unto the angels, angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

20.37 Now that the dead rise again, are raised, even Moses also shewed, shewed at the bush, when he called calleth the Lord, The Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; Jacob.

20.38 For he is not the a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to unto him.

20.39 And some Then certain of the scribes answering, said to him: answering said, Master, thou hast said well. well said.

20.40 And after that they durst not ask him any more questions. question at all.

20.41 But And he said to them: unto them, How say they that Christ is the son of David? David's son?

20.42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: Psalms, The Lord LORD said to unto my Lord, sit Sit thou on my right hand,

20.43 Till I make thy thine enemies thy footstool.

20.44 David then therefore calleth him Lord: and Lord, how is he then his son?

20.45 And Then in the hearing audience of all the people, people he said to unto his disciples: disciples,

20.46 Beware of the scribes, who which desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations greetings in the marketplace, markets, and the first chairs highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts: feasts;

20.47 Who Which devour the houses of widows, feigning widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayer. These prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Chapter 21

21.1 And looking on, he looked up, and saw the rich men cast casting their gifts into the treasury.

21.2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two brass mites.

21.3 And he said: Verily said, Of a truth I say to unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

21.4 For all these have of their abundance cast into in unto the offerings of God: but she of her want, penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

21.5 And as some saying spake of the temple, that how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said: said,

21.6 These As for these things which you see, ye behold, the days will come come, in the which there shall not be left a one stone upon a stone another, that shall not be thrown down.

21.7 And they asked him, saying: saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign will there be when they these things shall begin to come to pass?

21.8 Who said: And he said, Take heed you that ye be not seduced; deceived: for many will shall come in my name, saying, I am he; Christ; and the time is at hand: draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

21.9 And But when you ye shall hear of wars and seditions, commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not yet presently. by and by.

21.10 Then he said to them: he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. kingdom:

21.11 And there shall be great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; pestilences; and there fearful sights and great signs shall there be great signs. from heaven.

21.12 But before all these things, these, they will shall lay their hands upon on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues synagogues, and into prisons, dragging you being brought before kings and governors, rulers for my name's sake.

21.13 And it shall happen unto turn to you for a testimony.

21.14 Lay Settle it up therefore into in your hearts, not to meditate before how you what ye shall answer:

21.15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay. gainsay nor resist.

21.16 And you ye shall be betrayed both by your parents parents, and brethren, and kinsmen kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they will cause to be put to death.

21.17 And you ye shall be hated by of all men for my name's sake.

21.18 But a there shall not an hair of your head shall not perish.

21.19 In your patience you shall possess ye your souls.

21.20 And when you ye shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army; armies, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand. nigh.

21.21 Then let those who them which are in Judea, Judaea flee to the mountains; and those who let them which are in the midst thereof, of it depart out: out; and those who let not them that are in the countries, not countries enter into it. thereinto.

21.22 For these are be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled, that are written. fulfilled.

21.23 But woe to unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck suck, in those days; days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

21.24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword; sword, and shall be led away captives captive into all nations; nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by of the Gentiles; till Gentiles, until the times of the nations Gentiles be fulfilled.

21.25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of with perplexity; the sea and of the waves; waves roaring;

21.26 Men withering away Men's hearts failing them for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon for looking after those things which are coming on the whole world. For earth: for the powers of heaven shall be moved; shaken.

21.27 And then they shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, cloud with great power and majesty. great glory.

21.28 But And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, because heads; for your redemption is at hand. draweth nigh.

21.29 And he spoke spake to them in a similitude. See parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees: trees;

21.30 When they now shoot forth their fruit, you forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is nigh; now nigh at hand.

21.31 So you also, likewise ye, when you shall ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

21.32 Amen, Verily I say to unto you, this This generation shall not pass away, till all things be fulfilled.

21.33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, away: but my words shall not pass away.

21.34 And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting surfeiting, and drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you suddenly. unawares.

21.35 For as a snare shall it come upon on all them that sit upon dwell on the face of the whole earth.

21.36 Watch ye, ye therefore, praying at all times, and pray always, that you ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are shall come to come, pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

21.37 And in the daytime, day time he was teaching in the temple; but and at night, going out, night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called Olivet. the mount of Olives.

21.38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

Chapter 22

22.1 Now the feast of unleavened bread, bread drew nigh, which is called the pasch, was at hand. Passover.

22.2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death: but kill him; for they feared the people.

22.3 And Satan Then entered Satan into Judas, who was Judas surnamed Iscariot, one being of the number of the twelve.

22.4 And he went, went his way, and discoursed communed with the chief priests and the magistrates, captains, how he might betray him to unto them.

22.5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

22.6 And he promised. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

22.7 And Then came the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was necessary that bread, when the pasch should passover must be killed.

22.8 And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, saying, Go and prepare for us the pasch, passover, that we may eat.

22.9 But And they said: said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

22.10 And he said to them: unto them, Behold, as you go when ye are entered into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying meet you, bearing a pitcher of water: water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.

22.11 And you ye shall say to unto the goodman of the house: house, The master Master saith to unto thee, Where is the guest chamber, guestchamber, where I may shall eat the pasch passover with my disciples?

22.12 And he will shall shew you a large dining room, furnished; and upper room furnished: there prepare. make ready.

22.13 And they going, went, and found as he had said to them, unto them: and they made ready the pasch. passover.

22.14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

22.15 And he said to them: unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this pasch passover with you, you before I suffer. suffer:

22.16 For I say to unto you, that from this time I will not any more eat it, till thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

22.17 And having taken the chalice, he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said: Take, said, Take this, and divide it among you: yourselves:

22.18 For I say to unto you, that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till until the kingdom of God shall come.

22.19 And taking bread, he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake; brake it, and gave to unto them, saying: saying, This is my body, body which is given for you. Do you: this for a commemoration do in remembrance of me.

22.20 In like manner Likewise also the chalice also, cup after he had supped, saying: supper, saying, This cup is the chalice, the new testament in my blood, which shall be is shed for you.

22.21 But yet But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

22.22 And truly the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is as it was determined: but yet, woe to unto that man by whom he shall be betrayed. is betrayed!

22.23 And they began to inquire enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

22.24 And there was also a strife amongst among them, which of them should seem to be accounted the greater. greatest.

22.25 And he said to them: unto them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it exercise lordship over them; and they that have power over them, exercise authority upon them are called beneficent. benefactors.

22.26 But you ye shall not be so: but he that is the greater greatest among you, let him become be as the younger; and he that is the leader, chief, as he that serveth. doth serve.

22.27 For which whether is greater, he that sitteth at table, meat, or he that serveth? Is it is not he that sitteth at table? But meat? but I am in the midst of you, among you as he that serveth: serveth.

22.28 And you Ye are they who which have continued with me in my temptations: temptations.

22.29 And I dispose to you, appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom; appointed unto me;

22.30 That you ye may eat and drink at my table, table in my kingdom: kingdom, and may sit upon thrones, on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

22.31 And the Lord said: said, Simon, Simon, behold behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

22.32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once when thou art converted, confirm strengthen thy brethren.

22.33 Who And he said to him: unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.

22.34 And he said: said, I say to tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till before that thou shalt thrice deniest deny that thou knowest me. And he said to them: me.

22.35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, did you want anything? lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

22.36 But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: them, But now now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip; his scrip: and he that hath not, no sword, let him sell his coat, garment, and buy a sword. one.

22.37 For I say to unto you, that this that is written must yet be fulfilled accomplished in me: me, And with the wicked was he reckoned. For was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

22.38 But And they said: said, Lord, behold behold, here are two swords. And he said to unto them, It is enough.

22.39 And going out, he came out, and went, according to his custom, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives. And Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

22.40 And when he was come to at the place, he said to them: Pray, lest unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

22.41 And he was withdrawn away from them about a stone's cast; cast, and kneeling kneeled down, he and prayed,

22.42 Saying: Saying, Father, if thou wilt, be willing, remove this chalice cup from me: but yet nevertheless not my will, but thine thine, be done.

22.43 And there appeared to him an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. him.

22.44 And being in an agony, agony he prayed the longer.

22.44 And more earnestly: and his sweat became was as it were great drops of blood, trickling blood falling down upon to the ground.

22.45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. sorrow,

22.46 And he said to them: unto them, Why sleep you? arise, ye? rise and pray, lest you ye enter into temptation.

22.47 As And while he was yet speaking, spake, behold a multitude; multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus, for unto Jesus to kiss him.

22.48 And But Jesus said to him: unto him, Judas, dost betrayest thou betray the Son of man with a kiss?

22.49 And When they that which were about him, seeing him saw what would follow, they said to him: unto him, Lord, shall we strike smite with the sword?

22.50 And one of them struck smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

22.51 But And Jesus answering, said: answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And when he had touched his ear, he and healed him.

22.52 And Then Jesus said to unto the chief priests, and magistrates captains of the temple, and the ancients, that elders, which were come unto him: Are to him, Be ye come out, as it were against a thief, with swords and clubs? staves?

22.53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch ye stretched forth your no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

22.54 And apprehending him, Then took they him, and led him, and brought him to into the high priest's house. But And Peter followed afar off.

22.55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting about it, set down together, Peter was in the midst of sat down among them.

22.56 Whom when But a certain servant maid had seen sitting at beheld him as he sat by the light, fire, and had earnestly beheld looked upon him, she said: and said, This man also was also with him.

22.57 But And he denied him, saying: saying, Woman, I know him not.

22.58 And after a little while, while another seeing saw him, said: and said, Thou also art one also of them. But And Peter said: O man, said, Man, I am not.

22.59 And after about the space, as it were space of one hour, hour after another certain man confidently affirmed, saying: saying, Of a truth, truth this man was fellow also was with him; him: for he is also a Galilean. Galilaean.

22.60 And Peter said: said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, as while he was yet speaking, spake, the cock crew.

22.61 And the Lord turning turned, and looked on upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as how he had said: said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

22.62 And Peter going went out, and wept bitterly.

22.63 And the men that held him, Jesus mocked him, and struck smote him.

22.64 And when they had blindfolded him, and smote his face. And they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying: saying, Prophesy, who is it that struck smote thee?

22.65 And blaspheming, many other things blasphemously spake they said against him.

22.66 And as soon as it was day, the ancients elders of the people, people and the chief priests and scribes, cane together; the scribes came together, and they brought led him into their council, saying: If thou be the Christ, tell us. saying,

22.67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he saith to them: said unto them, If I shall tell you, you ye will not believe me. believe:

22.68 And if I shall also ask you, you ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

22.69 But hereafter Hereafter shall the Son of man shall be sitting sit on the right hand of the power of God.

22.70 Then said they all: all, Art thou then the Son of God? Who said: You And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.

22.71 And they said: said, What need we any further testimony? witness? for we ourselves have heard it from of his own mouth.

Chapter 23

23.1 And the whole multitude of them rising up, arose, and led him to unto Pilate.

23.2 And they began to accuse him, saying: saying, We have found this man fellow perverting our the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ the king. a King.

23.3 And Pilate asked him, saying: saying, Art thou the king King of the Jews? But And he answering, said: answered him and said, Thou sayest it.

23.4 And Pilate Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the multitudes: people, I find no cause fault in this man.

23.5 But And they were the more earnest, saying: fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

23.6 But When Pilate hearing heard of Galilee, he asked if whether the man were of Galilee? a Galilaean.

23.7 And when as soon as he understood knew that he was of belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also himself also was at Jerusalem, in those days. Jerusalem at that time.

23.8 And Herod, seeing when Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad; exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long time to see him, season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see have seen some sign wrought miracle done by him.

23.9 And Then he questioned with him in many words. But words; but he answered him nothing.

23.10 And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing and vehemently accused him.

23.11 And Herod with his army men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, putting on and arrayed him in a white garment, gorgeous robe, and sent him back again to Pilate.

23.12 And Herod and the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends, that same day; friends together: for before they were enemies one to another. at enmity between themselves.

23.13 And Pilate, calling when he had called together the chief priests, priests and the magistrates, rulers and the people,

23.14 Said to them: You have presented unto me them, Ye have brought this man, man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, find have found no cause fault in this man, in man touching those things wherein you whereof ye accuse him. him:

23.15 No, nor Herod neither. For yet Herod: for I sent you to him, and behold, him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done to unto him.

23.16 I will therefore chastise him therefore, him, and release him.

23.17 Now (For of necessity he was to must release one unto them one upon at the feast day. feast.)

23.18 But the whole multitude together And they cried out, saying: out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:

23.19 Who, (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for a murder, was cast into prison. prison.)

23.20 And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring therefore, willing to release Jesus. Jesus, spake again to them.

23.21 But they cried again, saying: cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

23.22 And he said to unto them the third time: time, Why, what evil hath this man he done? I find have found no cause of death in him. him: I will therefore chastise him therefore, him, and let him go.

23.23 But And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and their crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

23.24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

23.25 And he released unto them him who that for murder sedition and sedition, had been murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but Jesus he delivered up Jesus to their will.

23.26 And as they led him away, they laid hold of upon one Simon of Cyrene, Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from out of the country; country, and on him they laid the cross on him to carry cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

23.27 And there followed him a great multitude company of people, and of women, who which also bewailed and lamented him.

23.28 But Jesus turning to them, said: unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

23.29 For For, behold, the days shall come, wherein are coming, in the which they will say: shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, never bare, and the paps that have not given which never gave suck.

23.30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: mountains, Fall upon on us; and to the hills: hills, Cover us.

23.31 For if in the green wood they do these things, things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

23.32 And there were also two other malefactors other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

23.33 And when they were come to the place place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him there; him, and the robbers, malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

23.34 And Jesus said: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, them; for they know not what they do. But they, dividing And they parted his garments, raiment, and cast lots.

23.35 And the people stood beholding, and beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying: saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect chosen of God.

23.36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

23.37 And saying: saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

23.38 And there was also a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

23.39 And one of those robbers who the malefactors which were hanged, blasphemed hanged railed on him, saying: saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

23.40 But the other answering, answering rebuked him, saying: Neither dost saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under in the same condemnation?

23.41 And we indeed justly, justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; deeds: but this man hath done no evil. nothing amiss.

23.42 And he said to Jesus: unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou shalt come comest into thy kingdom.

23.43 And Jesus said to him: Amen unto him, Verily I say to unto thee, this To day thou shalt thou be with me in paradise.

23.44 And it was almost about the sixth hour; hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

23.45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

23.46 And when Jesus crying out had cried with a loud voice, said: he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

23.47 Now when the centurion, seeing centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Indeed saying, Certainly this was a just righteous man.

23.48 And all the multitude of them people that were come came together to that sight, and saw beholding the things that which were done, returned striking smote their breasts. breasts, and returned.

23.49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

23.50 And behold And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, who was a counsellor, counsellor; and he was a good man, and just man, a just:

23.51 (The same had not consented to their the counsel and doings;) deed of Arimathea, them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of Judea; the Jews: who also himself looked waited for the kingdom of God.

23.52 This man went to unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

23.53 And taking him down, he took it down, and wrapped him it in fine linen, and laid him it in a sepulchre that was hewed hewn in stone, wherein never yet any man had been before was laid.

23.54 And it was the that day of was the Parasceve, preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

23.55 And the women that were come also, which came with him from Galilee, following followed after, saw and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

23.56 And returning, they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and on rested the sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.

Chapter 24

24.1 And on Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared. prepared, and certain others with them.

24.2 And they found the stone rolled back away from the sepulchre.

24.3 And going in, they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

24.4 And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them, them in shining apparel. garments:

24.5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance towards faces to the ground, earth, they said unto them: them, Why seek you ye the living with among the dead?

24.6 He is not here, but is risen. Remember risen: remember how he spoke spake unto you, you when he was yet in Galilee,

24.7 Saying: Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

24.8 And they remembered his words. words,

24.9 And going back returned from the sepulchre, they and told all these things to unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

24.10 And it It was Mary Magdalen, Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women that were with them, who which told these things to unto the apostles.

24.11 And these their words seemed to them as idle tales; tales, and they did not believe them. believed them not.

24.12 But Peter rising up, Then arose Peter, and ran to unto the sepulchre, sepulchre; and stooping down, he saw beheld the linen cloths clothes laid by themselves; themselves, and went away departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

24.13 And And, behold, two of them went, the went that same day, day to a town village called Emmaus, which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

24.14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

24.15 And it came to pass, that that, while they talked communed together and reasoned with themselves, reasoned, Jesus himself also drawing drew near, and went with them.

24.16 But their eyes were held, holden that they should not know him.

24.17 And he said to them: unto them, What manner of communications are these discourses that you hold ye have one with another to another, as you ye walk, and are sad?

24.18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, Cleopas, answering said to him: unto him, Art thou only a stranger to in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done which are come to pass there in these days?

24.19 To whom And he said: said unto them, What things? And they said: said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who which was a prophet, prophet mighty in work deed and word before God and all the people; people:

24.20 And how our the chief priests and princes our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

24.21 But we hoped, trusted that it was had been he that which should have redeemed Israel: and now besides beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

24.22 Yea Yea, and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre, sepulchre;

24.23 And when they found not finding his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say which said that he is was alive.

24.24 And some certain of our people them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said, said: but him they found saw not.

24.25 Then he said to them: unto them, O foolish, fools, and slow of heart to believe in all things which that the prophets have spoken. spoken:

24.26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory?

24.27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to unto them in all the scriptures, scriptures the things that were concerning him. himself.

24.28 And they drew night to nigh unto the town, village, whither they were going: went: and he made as though he would go farther. have gone further.

24.29 But they constrained him; saying: Stay him, saying, Abide with us, because us: for it is towards toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

24.30 And it came to pass, whilst as he was sat at table meat with them, he took bread, and blessed, blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

24.31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: him; and he vanished out of their sight.

24.32 And they said one to the other: Was another, Did not our heart burning burn within us, whilst while he spoke in this talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

24.33 And rising up, they rose up the same hour, they went back and returned to Jerusalem: Jerusalem, and they found the eleven gathered together, and those them that were staying with them,

24.34 Saying: Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

24.35 And they told what things were done in the way; way, and how they knew him he was known of them in the breaking of the bread.

24.36 Now whilst And as they were speaking these things, thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them: unto them, Peace be to you; it is I, fear not. unto you.

24.37 But they being troubled were terrified and frightened, affrighted, and supposed that they saw had seen a spirit.

24.38 And he said to them: unto them, Why are you troubled, ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

24.39 See Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle, myself: handle me, and see: see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you ye see me to have.

24.40 And when he had said this, thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

24.41 But And while they yet believed not, and wondered not for joy, and wondered, he said: said unto them, Have you ye here any thing to eat? meat?

24.42 And they offered gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and a of an honeycomb.

24.43 And when he had eaten took it, and did eat before them, taking the remains, he gave to them.

24.44 And he said to them: unto them, These are the words which I spoke to spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

24.45 Then he opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. scriptures,

24.46 And he said to them: unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, dead the third day:

24.47 And that penance repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

24.48 And you ye are witnesses of these things.

24.49 And And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you tarry ye in the city till you of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

24.50 And he led them out as far as Bethania: to Bethany, and lifting he lifted up his hands, he and blessed them.

24.51 And it came to pass, whilst while he blessed them, he departed was parted from them, and was carried up to into heaven.

24.52 And they adoring went back into worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. joy:

24.53 And they were always continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.