The Enfolded Gospel of Matthew

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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 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28

Chapter 1

1.1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham.

1.2 Abraham begot Isaac. And begat Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob. And begat Jacob; and Jacob begot begat Judas and his brethren. brethren;

1.3 And Judas begot begat Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Thamar; and Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram. begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

1.4 And Aram begot Aminadab. And begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begot Naasson. And begat Naasson; and Naasson begot Salmon. begat Salmon;

1.5 And Salmon begot begat Booz of Rahab. And Rachab; and Booz begot begat Obed of Ruth. And Ruth; and Obed begot Jesse. begat Jesse;

1.6 And Jesse begot begat David the king. And king; and David the king begot Solomon, begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias. Urias;

1.7 And Solomon begot Roboam. And begat Roboam; and Roboam begot Abia. And begat Abia; and Abia begot Asa. begat Asa;

1.8 And Asa begot Josaphat. And begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begot Joram. And begat Joram; and Joram begot Ozias. begat Ozias;

1.9 And Ozias begot Joatham. And begat Joatham; and Joatham begot Achaz. And begat Achaz; and Achaz begot Ezechias. begat Ezekias;

1.10 And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manesses begot Amon. And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begot Josias. begat Josias;

1.11 And Josias begot begat Jechonias and his brethren in brethren, about the transmigration of Babylon. time they were carried away to Babylon:

1.12 And after the transmigration of they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zorobabel. begat Zorobabel;

1.13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And begat Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor. begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

1.14 And Azor begot Sadoc. And begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begot Achim. And begat Achim; and Achim begot Eliud. begat Eliud;

1.15 And Eliud begot Eleazar. And begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob. begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

1.16 And Jacob begot begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

1.17 So all the generations, generations from Abraham to David, David are fourteen generations. And generations; and from David to until the transmigration of Babylon, carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations: generations; and from the transmigration of carrying away into Babylon to unto Christ are fourteen generations.

1.18 Now the generation birth of Jesus Christ was in on this wise. wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, child of the Holy Ghost.

1.19 Whereupon Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privately. privily.

1.20 But while he thought on these things, behold behold, the angel of the Lord LORD appeared to unto him in his sleep, saying: a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, wife: for that which is conceived in her, her is of the Holy Ghost.

1.21 And she shall bring forth a son: son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS. For JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

1.22 Now all this was done done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: saying,

1.23 Behold Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

1.24 And Then Joseph rising up being raised from sleep, sleep did as the angel of the Lord had commanded bidden him, and took unto him his wife. wife:

1.25 And he knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Chapter 2

2.1 When Now when Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, Judaea in the days of king Herod, Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Jerusalem,

2.2 Saying, Where is he that is born king King of the Jews? For for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore worship him.

2.3 And king When Herod hearing this, the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

2.4 And assembling together when he had gathered all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, people together, he inquired demanded of them where Christ should be born.

2.5 But And they said to him: unto him, In Bethlehem of Juda. For so Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet: prophet,

2.6 And thou Bethlehem Bethlehem, in the land of Juda Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

2.7 Then Herod, privately calling when he had privily called the wise men, learned diligently enquired of them the diligently what time of the star which appeared to them; appeared.

2.8 And sending he sent them into to Bethlehem, said: and said, Go and search diligently inquire after for the child, young child; and when you ye have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him. and worship him also.

2.9 Who having When they had heard the king, went their way; and behold they departed; and, lo, the star star, which they had seen saw in the east, went before them, until till it came and stood over where the young child was.

2.10 And seeing When they saw the star star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2.11 And entering when they were come into the house, they found saw the young child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; fell down, and opening worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they offered presented unto him gifts; gold, frankincense, and frankincense and myrrh.

2.12 And having received an answer being warned of God in sleep a dream that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way departed into their country. own country another way.

2.13 And after when they were departed, behold an behold, the angel of the Lord appeared in sleep appeareth to Joseph, saying: Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and fly flee into Egypt: Egypt, and be thou there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

2.14 Who When he arose, and he took the young child and his mother by night, and retired departed into Egypt: and he

2.15 And was there until the death of Herod:

2.15 That that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2.16 Then Herod perceiving Herod, when he saw that he was deluded by mocked of the wise men, was exceeding angry; wroth, and sending killed sent forth, and slew all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired enquired of the wise men.

2.17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias Jeremy the prophet, saying: saying,

2.18 A voice in In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning; mourning, Rachel bewailing weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

2.19 But when Herod was dead, behold behold, an angel of the Lord appeared appeareth in sleep a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2.20 Saying: Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For Israel: for they are dead that which sought the life of the child. young child's life.

2.21 Who And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

2.22 But hearing when he heard that Archelaus reigned did reign in Judea Judaea in the room of Herod his father, father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: and notwithstanding, being warned of God in sleep retired a dream, he turned aside into the quarters parts of Galilee. Galilee:

2.23 And coming he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said spoken by prophets: That he the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Chapter 3

3.1 And in In those days cometh came John the Baptist Baptist, preaching in the desert wilderness of Judea. Judaea,

3.2 And saying: Do penance: saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3.3 For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the desert, wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. paths straight.

3.4 And the same John had his garment raiment of camels' camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

3.5 Then went out to him Jerusalem Jerusalem, and all Judea, Judaea, and all the country region round about Jordan: Jordan,

3.6 And were baptized by of him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

3.7 And seeing But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming come to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath shewed warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

3.8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance. fruits meet for repentance:

3.9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for to our father. For father: for I tell you say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to unto Abraham.

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

3.11 I indeed baptize you in the with water unto penance, repentance. but he that shall come cometh after me, me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; bear: he shall baptize you in with the Holy Ghost Ghost, and fire. with fire:

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

3.13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, Jordan unto John, to be baptized by of him.

3.14 But John stayed forbad him, saying: saying, I ought have need to be baptized by of thee, and comest thou to me?

3.15 And Jesus answering, answering said to him: unto him, Suffer it to be so now. For so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill fulfil all justice. righteousness. Then he suffered him.

3.16 And Jesus being Jesus, when he was baptized, forthwith came went up straightway out of the water: and and, lo, the heavens were opened to him: unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as like a dove, and coming lighting upon him. him:

3.17 And behold lo a voice from heaven, saying: saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Chapter 4

4.1 Then Jesus was Jesus led by up of the spirit into the desert, wilderness to be tempted by of the devil.

4.2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry. afterward an hungred.

4.3 And when the tempter coming said came to him: him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4.4 Who But he answered and said: said, It is written, Not in Man shall not live by bread alone doth man live, alone, but in by every word that proceedeth from out of the mouth of God.

4.5 Then the devil took taketh him up into the holy city, and set setteth him upon the on a pinnacle of the temple,

4.6 And said to him: saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, down: for it is written: That he hath given written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, concerning thee: and in their hands shall they shall bear thee up, lest perhaps at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4.7 Jesus said to him: unto him, It is written again: again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4.8 Again Again, the devil took taketh him up into a very an exceeding high mountain, and shewed sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, them;

4.9 And said to him: saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore fall down and worship me.

4.10 Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, The Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God shalt thou adore, God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4.11 Then the devil left him; and behold leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered to unto him.

4.12 And Now when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, cast into prison, he retired departed into Galilee: Galilee;

4.13 And leaving the city Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capharnaum on Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; Nephthalim:

4.14 That it might be fulfilled which was said spoken by Isaias Esaias the prophet: prophet, saying,

4.15 Land The land of Zabulon Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: Gentiles;

4.16 The people that which sat in darkness, hath seen darkness saw great light: light; and to them that which sat in the region of the and shadow of death, death light is sprung up.

4.17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

4.18 And Jesus Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for sea: for they were fishers). fishers.

4.19 And he saith to them: Come ye after unto them, Follow me, and I will make you to be fishers of men.

4.20 And they immediately leaving straightway left their nets, and followed him.

4.21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: nets; and he called them.

4.22 And they forthwith immediately left their nets the ship and their father, and followed him.

4.23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom: kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and every infirmity, all manner of disease among the people.

4.24 And his fame went throughout all Syria, Syria: and they presented to brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and such as those which were possessed by with devils, and lunatics, those which were lunatick, and those that had palsy, the palsy; and he cured them: healed them.

4.25 And much people there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, Judaea, and from beyond the Jordan.

Chapter 5

5.1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, mountain: and when he was set down, set, his disciples came unto him. him:

5.2 And opening he opened his mouth, he and taught them, saying: saying,

5.3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5.4 Blessed are the meek: they that mourn: for they shall possess the land. be comforted.

5.5 Blessed are they that mourn: the meek: for they shall be comforted. inherit the earth.

5.6 Blessed are they that which do hunger and thirst after justice: righteousness: for they shall have their fill. be filled.

5.7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

5.8 Blessed are the clean of pure in heart: for they shall see God.

5.9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

5.10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution which are persecuted for justice' righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

5.11 Blessed are ye ye, when they men shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak shall say all that is manner of evil against you, untruly, you falsely, for my sake: sake.

5.12 Be glad Rejoice, and rejoice, be exceeding glad: for great is your reward is very great in heaven. For heaven: for so they persecuted they the prophets that which were before you.

5.13 You Ye are the salt of the earth. But earth: but if the salt lose its have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It it is thenceforth good for nothing any more nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden on by under foot of men.

5.14 You Ye are the light of the world. A city seated that is set on a mountain an hill cannot be hid.

5.15 Neither do men light a candle candle, and put it under a bushel, but upon on a candlestick, that candlestick; and it may shine to giveth light unto all that are in the house.

5.16 So let Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who which is in heaven.

5.17 Do Think not think that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets. prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. fulfil.

5.18 For amen verily I say unto you, till Till heaven and earth pass, one jot, jot or one tittle shall not in no wise pass of from the law, till all be fulfilled.

5.19 He Whosoever therefore that shall break one of these least commandments, and shall so teach men, men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. But he that heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach, he teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

5.20 For I tell say unto you, that unless That except your justice abound more than that righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you ye shall not in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

5.21 You Ye have heard that it was said to of them of old: old time, Thou shalt not kill. And kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment. judgment:

5.22 But I say to unto you, that That whosoever is angry with his brother, brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And council: but whosoever shall say, Thou Fool, fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

5.23 If therefore Therefore if thou offer bring thy gift at to the altar, and there thou remember rememberest that thy brother hath any thing ought against thee;

5.24 Leave there thy offering gift before the altar, and go thy way; first to be reconciled to thy brother: brother, and then coming thou shalt come and offer thy gift.

5.25 Be at agreement Agree with thy thine adversary betimes, whilst quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him: him; lest perhaps at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

5.26 Amen Verily I say to unto thee, thou Thou shalt not go by no means come out from thence thence, till thou repay last hast paid the uttermost farthing.

5.27 You Ye have heard that it was said to by them of old: old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery. adultery:

5.28 But I say to unto you, that That whosoever shall look looketh on a woman to lust after her, her hath already committed adultery with her already in his heart.

5.29 And if thy right eye scandalize offend thee, pluck it out out, and cast it from thee. For thee: for it is expedient profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

5.30 And if thy right hand scandalize offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is expedient profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

5.31 And it It hath been said, Whoseoever Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill writing of divorce. divorcement:

5.32 But I say to unto you, that That whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting saving for the cause of fornication, maketh causeth her to commit adultery: and he that whosoever shall marry her that is put away, divorced committeth adultery.

5.33 Again you Again, ye have heard that it was hath been said to by them of old, old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself: thyself, but thou shalt perform thy oaths to unto the Lord. Lord thine oaths:

5.34 But I say to you unto you, Swear not to swear at all, all; neither by heaven, heaven; for it is the throne of God: God's throne:

5.35 Nor by the earth, earth; for it is his footstool: nor neither by Jerusalem, Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great king: King.

5.36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

5.37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

5.38 You Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. tooth:

5.39 But I say to you not to unto you, That ye resist not evil: but if one strike whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other: other also.

5.40 And if a any man will contend with sue thee in judgment, at the law, and take away thy coat, let go him have thy cloak also unto him. also.

5.41 And whosoever will force shall compel thee one to go a mile, go with him other two, twain.

5.42 Give to him that asketh of thee thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

5.43 You Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, neighbour, and hate thy thine enemy.

5.44 But I say to unto you, Love your enemies: enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you: you, and pray for them that persecute which despitefully use you, and calumniate you: persecute you;

5.45 That you ye may be the children of your Father who which is in heaven, who heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise upon on the good, evil and bad, on the good, and raineth upon sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

5.46 For if you ye love them that which love you, what reward shall you have? have ye? do not even the publicans this? the same?

5.47 And if you ye salute your brethren only, what do you more? ye more than others? do not also even the heathens this? publicans so?

5.48 Be you ye therefore perfect, even as also your heavenly Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Chapter 6

6.1 Take heed that you ye do not your justice alms before men, to be seen by of them: otherwise you shall not ye have a no reward of your Father who which is in heaven.

6.2 Therefore when thou dost an almsdeed, sound doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by have glory of men. Amen Verily I say to unto you, they They have received their reward.

6.3 But when thou dost doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth. doeth:

6.4 That thy thine alms may be in secret, secret: and thy Father who which seeth in secret will repay thee. himself shall reward thee openly.

6.5 And when ye pray, you shall thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites, that hypocrites are: for they love to stand and pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men: Amen of men. Verily I say to unto you, they They have received their reward.

6.6 But thou thou, when thou shalt pray, prayest, enter into thy chamber, closet, and having when thou hast shut the thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret: secret; and thy Father who which seeth in secret will repay thee. shall reward thee openly.

6.7 And But when you are praying, speak ye pray, use not much, vain repetitions, as the heathens. For heathen do: for they think that in their much speaking they may shall be heard. heard for their much speaking.

6.8 Be not you ye therefore like to them, unto them: for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, things ye have need of, before you ye ask him.

6.9 Thus After this manner therefore shall you pray: pray ye: Our Father who which art in heaven, hallowed Hallowed be thy name.

6.10 Thy kingdom come. come, Thy will be done on earth in earth, as it is in heaven.

6.11 Give us this day our supersubstantial daily bread.

6.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.

6.13 And lead us not into temptation. But temptation, but deliver us from evil. evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

6.14 For if you will ye forgive men their offences, trespasses, your heavenly Father will forgive you also your offences. forgive you:

6.15 But if you will not ye forgive men, not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive you your offences. trespasses.

6.16 And Moreover when you ye fast, be not not, as the hypocrites, sad. For of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen Verily I say to unto you, they They have received their reward.

6.17 But thou, when thou fastest fastest, anoint thy thine head, and wash thy face;

6.18 That thou appear not to unto men to fast, but to unto thy Father who which is in secret: and thy Father who Father, which seeth in secret, will repay thee. shall reward thee openly.

6.19 Lay not up to for yourselves treasures on earth: upon earth, where the rust, and moth consume, and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. steal:

6.20 But lay up to for yourselves treasures in heaven: heaven, where neither the rust nor moth nor rust doth consume, corrupt, and where thieves do not break through, through nor steal. steal:

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

6.22 The light of thy the body is thy eye. If thy the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be lightsome. full of light.

6.23 But if thy thine eye be evil evil, thy whole body shall be darksome. full of darkness. If then therefore the light that is in thee, thee be darkness: the darkness itself darkness, how great shall it be! is that darkness!

6.24 No man can serve two masters. For masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: other; or else he will sustain hold to the one, and despise the other. You Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

6.25 Therefore I say to unto you, be not solicitous Take no thought for your life, what you ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the meat: meat, and the body more than the raiment?

6.26 Behold the birds fowls of the air, air: for they sow not, neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not you of much more value better than they?

6.27 And which Which of you by taking thought, thought can add to his stature by one cubit? cubit unto his stature?

6.28 And for raiment why are you solicitous? take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: grow; they labour toil not, neither do they spin. spin:

6.29 But And yet I say to unto you, that not That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as like one of these.

6.30 And Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which is to day, day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, God doth so clothe: how shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

6.31 Be not solicitous therefore, Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat: or what eat? or, What shall we drink, or wherewith drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

6.32 For (For after all these things do the heathens seek. For Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that you ye have need of all these things.

6.33 Seek But seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

6.34 Be not Take therefore solicitous no thought for to morrow; the morrow: for the morrow will be solicitous shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient for unto the day is the evil thereof.

Chapter 7

7.1 Judge not, that you may not ye be judged, not judged.

7.2 For with what judgment you ye judge, you ye shall be judged: and with what measure you ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

7.3 Any And why seest beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye; and seest eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy thine own eye?

7.4 Or how sayest wilt thou say to thy brother: brother, Let me cast pull out the mote out of thy thine eye; and behold and, behold, a beam is in thy thine own eye?

7.5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out first the beam in thy out of thine own eye, eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

7.6 Give not that which is holy to dogs; unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turning upon you, they tear turn again and rend you.

7.7 Ask, and it shall be given you: you; seek, and you ye shall find: find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. unto you:

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

7.9 Or what man is there among you, of you, whom if his son shall ask bread, will he reach give him a stone?

7.10 Or if he shall ask him a fish, will he reach give him a serpent?

7.11 If you then ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to unto your children: children, how much more will shall your Father who which is in heaven, heaven give good things to them that ask him?

7.12 All Therefore all things therefore whatsoever you ye would that men should do to you, do you also ye even so to them. For them: for this is the law and the prophets.

7.13 Enter ye in at the narrow strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who be which go in thereat. thereat:

7.14 How narrow Because strait is the gate, and strait narrow is the way that way, which leadeth to life: unto life, and few there are be that find it! it.

7.15 Beware of false prophets, who which come to you in the clothing of sheep, sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

7.16 By their fruits you Ye shall know them. them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

7.17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

7.18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

7.19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut fruit is hewn down, and shall be cast into the fire.

7.20 Wherefore by their fruits you ye shall know them.

7.21 Not every one that saith to unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: heaven; but he that doth doeth the will of my Father who which is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

7.22 Many will say to me in that day: day, Lord, Lord, have not we not prophesied in thy name, name? and in thy name have cast out devils devils? and in thy name, and name done many miracles in thy name? wonderful works?

7.23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you ye that work iniquity.

7.24 Every one therefore that Therefore whosoever heareth these my words, sayings of mine, and doth doeth them, shall be likened to I will liken him unto a wise man that man, which built his house upon a rock, rock:

7.25 And the rain fell, descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, house; and it fell not, not: for it was founded on upon a rock.

7.26 And every one that heareth these my words, sayings of mine, and doth doeth them not, shall be like likened unto a foolish man that man, which built his house upon the sand, sand:

7.27 And the rain fell, descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, house; and it fell, fell: and great was the fall thereof. of it.

7.28 And it came to pass pass, when Jesus had fully ended these words, sayings, the people were in admiration astonished at his doctrine. doctrine:

7.29 For he was teaching taught them as one having power, authority, and not as the scribes and Pharisees. scribes.

Chapter 8

8.1 And when When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him: him.

8.2 And behold And, behold, there came a leper came and adored worshipped him, saying: saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

8.3 And Jesus stretching put forth his hand, and touched him, saying: saying, I will, will; be thou made clean. And forthwith immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

8.4 And Jesus saith to him: unto him, See thou tell no man: man; but go, go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which that Moses commanded commanded, for a testimony unto them.

8.5 And when he had Jesus was entered into Capharnaum, Capernaum, there came to unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

8.6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grieviously grievously tormented.

8.7 And Jesus saith to him: unto him, I will come and heal him.

8.8 And the The centurion making answer, said: answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter shouldest come under my roof: but only say speak the word, word only, and my servant shall be healed.

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

8.10 And When Jesus hearing this, marvelled; heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed him: Amen followed, Verily I say to unto you, I have not found so great faith faith, no, not in Israel.

8.11 And I say to you that unto you, That many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: heaven.

8.12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

8.13 And Jesus said to unto the centurion: Go, centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done to unto thee. And the his servant was healed at in the same selfsame hour.

8.14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying, laid, and sick of a fever: fever.

8.15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her, her: and she arose arose, and ministered to unto them.

8.16 And when evening When the even was come, they brought to unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word: word, and healed all that were sick he healed: sick:

8.17 That it might be fulfilled, fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet Isaias, saying: He prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore bare our diseases. sicknesses.

8.18 And Now when Jesus seeing saw great multitudes about him, he gave orders commandment to pass over depart unto the water. other side.

8.19 And a certain scribe came came, and said to him: unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou shalt go. goest.

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

8.21 And another of his disciples said to him: unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

8.22 But Jesus said to him: unto him, Follow me, me; and let the dead bury their dead.

8.23 And when he was entered into the boat, a ship, his disciples followed him: him.

8.24 And behold And, behold, there arose a great tempest arose in the sea, so insomuch that the boat ship was covered with waves, the waves: but he was asleep.

8.25 And they his disciples came to him, and awaked awoke him, saying: saying, Lord, save us, us: we perish.

8.26 And Jesus he saith to them: unto them, Why are you ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded arose, and rebuked the winds, winds and the sea, sea; and there came was a great calm.

8.27 But the men wondered, saying: marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, for that even the winds and the sea obey him? him!

8.28 And when he was come on to the other side of the water, into the country of the Gerasens, Gergesenes, there met him two that were possessed with devils, coming out of the sepulchres, tombs, exceeding fierce, so that none could no man might pass by that way.

8.29 And behold And, behold, they cried out, saying: saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

8.30 And there was, not far was a good way off from them, them an herd of many swine feeding.

8.31 And So the devils besought him, saying: saying, If thou cast us out hence, send out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

8.32 And he said to them: unto them, Go. But And when they going out were come out, they went into the swine, and behold herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea: sea, and they perished in the waters.

8.33 And they that kept them fled: fled, and coming went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and concerning them that had been what was befallen to the possessed by of the devils.

8.34 And behold And, behold, the whole city went came out to meet Jesus, Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart from out of their coasts.

Chapter 9

9.1 And entering he entered into a boat, he ship, and passed over the water over, and came into his own city.

9.2 And behold And, behold, they brought to him one a man sick of the palsy palsy, lying in on a bed. And Jesus, bed: and Jesus seeing their faith, faith said to unto the man sick of the palsy: Be palsy; Son, be of good heart, son, cheer; thy sins are be forgiven thee.

9.3 And behold some And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves: He themselves, This man blasphemeth.

9.4 And Jesus seeing knowing their thoughts, said: Why do you thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

9.5 Whether For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are be forgiven thee: thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?

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

9.7 And he arose, and went into departed to his house.

9.8 And But when the multitude seeing multitudes saw it, feared, they marvelled, and glorified God that gave God, which had given such power to unto men.

9.9 And when as Jesus passed on forth from hence, thence, he saw a man man, named Matthew, sitting in at the custom house, named Matthew; receipt of custom: and he saith to him: unto him, Follow me. And he rose up arose, and followed him.

9.10 And it came to pass pass, as he was sitting Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold behold, many publicans and sinners came, came and sat down with Jesus him and his disciples.

9.11 And when the Pharisees seeing saw it, they said to unto his disciples: disciples, Why doth eateth your master eat Master with publicans and sinners?

9.12 But when Jesus hearing it, said: heard that, he said unto them, They that are in health be whole need not a physician, but they that are ill. sick.

9.13 Go then But go ye and learn what this that meaneth, I will have mercy mercy, and not sacrifice. For sacrifice: for I am not come to call the just, righteous, but sinners. sinners to repentance.

9.14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, oft, but thy disciples do not fast? fast not?

9.15 And Jesus said to them: unto them, Can the children of the bridegroom bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall they fast.

9.16 And nobody No man putteth a piece of raw new cloth unto an old garment. For garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh away the fullness thereof from the garment, and there the rent is made a greater rent. worse.

9.17 Neither do they men put new wine into old bottles. Otherwise bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But new wine perish: but they put new wine into new bottles: bottles, and both are preserved.

9.18 And While he was speaking spake these things unto them, behold behold, there came a certain ruler came up, ruler, and adored worshipped him, saying: Lord, my saying, My daughter is even now dead; dead: but come, come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

9.19 And Jesus rising up arose, and followed him, with and so did his disciples.

9.20 And behold And, behold, a woman who woman, which was troubled diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. garment:

9.21 For she said within herself: herself, If I shall may but touch only his garment, I shall be healed. whole.

9.22 But Jesus turning turned him about, and seeing when he saw her, said: Be he said, Daughter, be of good heart, daughter, comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

9.23 And when Jesus was come came into the house of the ruler, ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the multitude people making a rout, noise,

9.24 He said: said unto them, Give place, place: for the girl maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

9.25 And But when the multitude was people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand. And hand, and the maid arose.

9.26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country. land.

9.27 And as when Jesus passed from departed thence, there followed him two blind men crying out followed him, crying, and saying, Have Thou son of David, have mercy on us, O Son of David. us.

9.28 And when he was come to into the house, the blind men came to him. And him: and Jesus saith to unto them, Do you believe, Believe ye that I can am able to do this unto you? this? They say to said unto him, Yea, Lord.

9.29 Then he touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith, faith be it done unto you.

9.30 And their eyes were opened, opened; and Jesus strictly straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know this. it.

9.31 But they, when they going out, were departed, spread abroad his fame abroad in all that country.

9.32 And when As they were gone went out, behold behold, they brought to him a dumb man, man possessed with a devil.

9.33 And after when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke, spake: and the multitudes wondered, marvelled, saying, Never It was the like never so seen in Israel.

9.34 But the Pharisees said, By He casteth out devils through the prince of devils he casteth out the devils.

9.35 And Jesus went about all the cities, cities and towns, villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, sickness and every infirmity. disease among the people.

9.36 And seeing But when he saw the multitudes, he had was moved with compassion on them: them, because they were distressed, fainted, and lying like were scattered abroad, as sheep that have having no shepherd.

9.37 Then he saith to he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed truly is great, plenteous, but the labourers are few. few;

9.38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Chapter 10

10.1 And having when he had called unto him his twelve disciples together, disciples, he gave them power over against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, sickness and all manner of infirmities. disease.

10.2 And Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: these; The first, Simon Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother,

10.3 brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip brother;

10.3 Philip, and Bartholomew, Thomas Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican, and publican; James the son of Alpheus, Alphaeus, and Thaddeus, Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

10.4 Simon the Cananean, Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

10.5 These twelve Jesus sent: commanding sent forth, and commanded them, saying: saying, Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, and into the any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. not:

10.6 But go ye rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10.7 And going, as ye go, preach, saying: saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10.8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have you received, freely give.

10.9 Do not possess Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor money brass in your purses: purses,

10.10 Nor scrip for your journey, nor neither two coats, nor neither shoes, nor a staff; yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

10.11 And into whatsoever city or town you ye shall enter, inquire enquire who in it is worthy, worthy; and there abide till you ye go thence.

10.12 And when you ye come into the an house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house. it.

10.13 And if that the house be worthy, let your peace shall come upon it; it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace shall return to you.

10.14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth words, when ye depart out of that house or city city, shake off the dust from of your feet.

10.15 Amen Verily I say to unto you, it It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

10.16 Behold Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents serpents, and simple harmless as doves.

10.17 But beware of men. For men: for they will deliver you up in to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. synagogues;

10.18 And you ye shall be brought before governors, governors and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to against them and to the Gentiles: Gentiles.

10.19 But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what to ye shall speak.

10.20 For it is not you ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that which speaketh in you.

10.21 The And the brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put cause them to be put to death.

10.22 And you ye shall be hated by of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto endureth to the end, he end shall be saved.

10.23 And But when they shall persecute you in this city, flee ye into another. Amen another: for verily I say to unto you, you Ye shall not finish all have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

10.24 The disciple is not above the his master, nor the servant above his lord.

10.25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

10.26 Therefore fear Fear them not. For nothing not therefore: for there is covered nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

10.27 That which What I tell you in the dark, darkness, that speak ye in the light: and that which you what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

10.28 And fear ye not them that which kill the body, and but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

10.29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

10.30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

10.31 Fear ye not therefore: better therefore, ye are you of more value than many sparrows.

10.32 Every one Whosoever therefore that shall confess me before men, I him will also I confess him also before my Father who which is in heaven.

10.33 But he that whosoever shall deny me before men, I him will I also deny him before my Father who which is in heaven.

10.34 Do Think not think that I came am come to send peace upon on earth: I came not to send peace, but the a sword.

10.35 For I came am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

10.36 And as a man's enemies foes shall be they of his own household.

10.37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, me is not worthy of me; me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, me is not worthy of me.

10.38 And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

10.39 He that findeth his life, life shall lose it: and he that shall lose loseth his life for me, my sake shall find it.

10.40 He that receiveth you, you receiveth me: me, and he that receiveth me, me receiveth him that sent me.

10.41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, prophet shall receive the reward of a prophet: prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a just righteous man in the name of a just man, righteous man shall receive the reward of a just man. righteous man's reward.

10.42 And whosoever shall give to drink to unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen verily I say to unto you, he shall not in no wise lose his reward.

Chapter 11

11.1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he passed from thence, departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

11.2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ: sending Christ, he sent two of his disciples he said to him: disciples,

11.3 And said unto him, Art thou he that art to should come, or look do we look for another?

11.4 And Jesus making answer answered and said to them: unto them, Go and relate to shew John what you have heard again those things which ye do hear and seen. see:

11.5 The blind see, receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead rise again, are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

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

11.7 And when as they went their way, departed, Jesus began to say to unto the multitudes concerning John: John, What went you ye out into the desert wilderness to see? a A reed shaken with the wind?

11.8 But what went you ye out for to see? a A man clothed in soft garments? Behold raiment? behold, they that are clothed in wear soft garments, clothing are in the houses of kings. kings' houses.

11.9 But what went you ye out for to see? a A prophet? yea yea, I tell say unto you, and more than a prophet.

11.10 For 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.

11.11 Amen Verily I say to unto you, there hath not risen among Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: yet notwithstanding he that is the lesser least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

11.12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now, now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear take it away. by force.

11.13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John: John.

11.14 And if you ye will receive it, he is Elias that this is Elias, which was for to come.

11.15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

11.16 But whereunto shall I esteem liken this generation to be like? generation? It is like to unto children sitting in the market place. markets, and calling unto their fellows,

11.17 Who crying to their companions say: And saying, We have piped to unto you, and you ye have not danced: danced; we have lamented, mourned unto you, and you ye have not mourned. lamented.

11.18 For John came neither eating nor drinking; drinking, and they say: say, He hath a devil.

11.19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: say, Behold a man that is a glutton gluttonous, and a wine drinker, winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. And But wisdom is justified by of her children.

11.20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that mighty works were done, because they had not done penance. repented not:

11.21 Woe to unto thee, Corozain, Chorazin! woe to unto thee, Bethsaida: Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in Tyre and Sidon you, had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought done in you, Tyre and Sidon, they had would have repented long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

11.22 But I say unto you, it It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in at the day of judgment, than for you.

11.23 And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be thou, Capernaum, which art exalted up to heaven? thou unto heaven, shalt go be brought down even unto hell. For to hell: for if in Sodom had been wrought the miracles that mighty works, which have been wrought done in thee, perhaps it had been done in Sodom, it would have remained unto until this day.

11.24 But I say unto you, that That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

11.25 At that time Jesus answered and said: said, I confess to thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones. unto babes.

11.26 Yea, Father; Even so, Father: for so hath it seemed good in thy sight.

11.27 All things are delivered to unto me by of my Father. And Father: and no one man knoweth the Son, but the Father: Father; neither doth knoweth any one know man the Father, but save the Son, and he to whom it shall please whomsoever the Son to will reveal him.

11.28 Come to unto me, all you ye that labour, labour and are burdened, heavy laden, and I will refresh you. give you rest.

11.29 Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because me; for I am meek, meek and humble of lowly in heart: and you ye shall find rest to unto your souls.

11.30 For my yoke is sweet easy, and my burden is light.

Chapter 12

12.1 At that time Jesus went through the corn on the sabbath: sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples being hungry, were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears, ears of corn and to eat.

12.2 And But when the Pharisees seeing them, saw it, they said to him: Behold unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do on upon the sabbath days. day.

12.3 But he said to them: unto them, Have you ye not read what David did did, when he was hungry, an hungred, and they that were with him: him;

12.4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the loaves of proposition, shewbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor neither for them that which were with him, but only for the priests only? priests?

12.5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple break profane the sabbath, and are without blame? blameless?

12.6 But I tell you that there say unto you, That in this place is here a one greater than the temple.

12.7 And But if you knew ye had known what this meaneth: meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: you sacrifice, ye would never not have condemned the innocent. guiltless.

12.8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath. sabbath day.

12.9 And when he has passed from was departed thence, he came went into their synagogues. synagogue:

12.10 And behold And, behold, there was a man who which had a withered hand, and his hand withered. And they asked him, saying: saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

12.11 But And he said to them: unto them, What man shall there be among you, that hath shall have one sheep: sheep, and if the same it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not take lay hold on it it, and lift it up? out?

12.12 How much better then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it Wherefore it is lawful to do a good deed well on the sabbath days.

12.13 Then he saith he to the man: man, Stretch forth thy hand; and thine hand. And he stretched it forth, forth; and it was restored to health even whole, like as the other.

12.14 And Then the Pharisees going out made went out, and held a consultation council against him, how they might destroy him.

12.15 But when Jesus knowing knew it, retired he withdrew himself from thence: and many great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all. all;

12.16 And he charged them that they should not make him known. known:

12.17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias Esaias the prophet, saying: saying,

12.18 Behold my servant servant, whom I have chosen, chosen; my beloved beloved, in whom my soul hath been is well pleased. pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

12.19 He shall not contend, strive, nor cry out, cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

12.20 The A bruised reed he shall he not break: break, and smoking flax he shall he not extinguish: quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

12.21 And in his name shall the Gentiles shall hope. trust.

12.22 Then was offered to brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind blind, and dumb: and he healed him, so insomuch that he spoke the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

12.23 And all the multitudes people were amazed, and said: said, Is not this the son of David?

12.24 But when the Pharisees hearing heard it, said: they said, This man casteth fellow doth not cast out the devils devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

12.25 And Jesus knowing knew their thoughts, and said to them: unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself shall be made desolate: is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. stand:

12.26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: himself; how then shall then his kingdom stand?

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

12.28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God cast out devils, God, then is the kingdom of God is come upon unto you.

12.29 Or else how can any one enter into the house of the strong, a strong man's house, and rifle spoil his goods, unless except he first bind the strong? strong man? and then he will rifle spoil his house.

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

12.31 Therefore Wherefore I say to you: Every unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, unto men: but the blasphemy of against the Spirit Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven. forgiven unto men.

12.32 And whosoever shall speak speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor neither in the world to come.

12.33 Either make the tree good good, and its his fruit good: good; or else make the tree evil, corrupt, and its fruit evil. For by the his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known. known by his fruit.

12.34 O generation of vipers, how can you ye, being evil, speak good things, whereas you are evil? things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

12.35 A good man out of a the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

12.36 But I say unto you, that That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an give account for it thereof in the day of judgment.

12.37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

12.38 Then some certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered him, saying: Master answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

12.39 Who answering But he answered and said to them: unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: sign; and a sign there shall not no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. prophet Jonas:

12.40 For as Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three nights: nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth three days and three nights. earth.

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

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

12.43 And when an When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man man, he walketh through dry places places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

12.44 Then he saith: saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out. And coming out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

12.45 Then he goeth, goeth he, and taketh with him himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man in made is worse than the first. So Even so shall it be also to unto this wicked generation.

12.46 As While he was yet speaking talked to the multitudes, behold people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking desiring to speak to with him.

12.47 And Then one said unto him: Behold him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking desiring to speak with thee.

12.48 But he answering answered and said unto him that told him, said: Who is my mother, mother? and who are my brethren?

12.49 And stretching he stretched forth his hand towards toward his disciples, he said: and said, Behold my mother and my brethren. brethren!

12.50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that Father which is in heaven, he the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Chapter 13

13.1 The same day went Jesus going out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

13.2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went up into a boat ship, and sat: sat; and all the whole multitude stood on the shore.

13.3 And he spoke to them spake many things unto them in parables, saying: Behold the saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow. sow;

13.4 And whilst when he soweth sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds of the air fowls came and ate devoured them up. up:

13.5 And other some Some fell upon stony ground, places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up immediately, up, because they had no deepness of earth. earth:

13.6 And when the sun was up up, they were scorched: scorched; and because they had not no root, they withered away.

13.7 And others some fell among thorns: thorns; and the thorns grew up sprung up, and choked them. them:

13.8 And others But other fell upon into good ground: ground, and they brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold.

13.9 He that Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13.10 And his the disciples came came, and said to him: unto him, Why speakest thou to unto them in parables?

13.11 Who He answered and said to them: unto them, Because to you it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: heaven, but to them it is not given.

13.12 For he that whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall abound: have more abundance: but he that whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that also which he hath.

13.13 Therefore do I speak I to them in parables: because seeing they seeing see not, not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

13.14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: Esaias, which saith, By hearing you ye shall hear, and shall not understand: understand; and seeing you ye shall see, and shall not perceive. perceive:

13.15 For the heart of this people people's heart is grown waxed gross, and with their ears they have been are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

13.16 But blessed are your eyes, because for they see, see: and your ears, because for they hear.

13.17 For, amen, For verily I say to unto you, That many prophets and just righteous men have desired to see the those things that you which ye see, and have not seen them, them; and to hear the those things that you hear which ye hear, and have not heard them.

13.18 Hear you ye therefore the parable of the sower.

13.19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart: this heart. This is he that which received the seed by the way side.

13.20 And But he that received the seed upon into stony ground, places, the same is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it anon with joy. joy receiveth it;

13.21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but is only dureth for a time: and while: for when there ariseth tribulation and or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is presently scandalized. offended.

13.22 And he He also that received the seed among thorns, the thorns is he that heareth the word, word; and the care of this world world, and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up riches, choke the word, and he becometh fruitless. unfruitful.

13.23 But he that received the seed upon into the good ground, ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and yieldeth the one bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, and another some sixty, and another some thirty.

13.24 Another parable put he proposed to forth unto them, saying: saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened to unto a man that which sowed good seeds seed in his field. field:

13.25 But while men were asleep, slept, his enemy came and oversowed cockle sowed tares among the wheat wheat, and went his way.

13.26 And But when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. tares also.

13.27 And So the servants of the goodman of the house coming householder came and said to him: unto him, Sir, didst thou not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it cockle? tares?

13.28 And he He said to them: unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the The servants said to him: unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather it them up?

13.29 And But he said: No, said, Nay; lest perhaps gathering while ye gather up the cockle, you tares, ye root up also the wheat also together with it. them.

13.30 Suffer Let both to grow together until the harvest, harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: reapers, Gather up ye together first the cockle, tares, and bind it into them in bundles to burn, burn them: but gather the wheat gather ye into my barn.

13.31 Another parable put he proposed forth unto them, saying: saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took took, and sowed in his field. field:

13.32 Which indeed is the least indeed of all seeds; seeds: but when it is grown up, grown, it is greater than all the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come, come and dwell lodge in the branches thereof.

13.33 Another parable spake he spoke to them: unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like to unto leaven, which a woman took took, and hid in three measures of meal, until till the whole was leavened.

13.34 All these things spake Jesus spoke in parables to unto the multitudes: multitude in parables; and without parables a parable spake he did not speak to them. unto them:

13.35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: saying, I will open my mouth in parables, parables; I will utter things hidden which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

13.36 Then having Jesus sent away the multitudes, he came multitude away, and went into the house, house: and his disciples came to unto him, saying: Expound to saying, Declare unto us the parable of the cockle tares of the field.

13.37 Who made answer He answered and said to them: unto them, He that soweth the good seed, seed is the Son of man. man;

13.38 And the field, The field is the world. And world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom. And kingdom; but the cockle, tares are the children of the wicked one. one;

13.39 And the The enemy that sowed them, them is the devil. But devil; the harvest is the end of the world. And world; and the reapers are the angels.

13.40 Even as cockle As therefore is the tares are gathered up, and burnt with fire: burned in the fire; so shall it be at in the end of the this world.

13.41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, things that offend, and them that work iniquity. which do iniquity;

13.42 And shall cast them into the a furnace of fire: there shall be weeping wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13.43 Then shall the just righteous shine forth as the sun, sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13.44 The Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden hid in a field. Which field; the which when a man having hath found, hid it, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth, goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

13.45 Again Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to unto a merchant man, seeking good pearls. goodly pearls:

13.46 Who Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went his way, and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13.47 Again Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to unto a net net, that was cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kind gathered of fishes. every kind:

13.48 Which, when it was filled, full, they drew out, and sitting by the to shore, they chose out and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad they cast forth. away.

13.49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The world: the angels shall go out, come forth, and shall separate sever the wicked from among the just. just,

13.50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13.51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say to him: Yes. unto him, Yea, Lord.

13.52 He Then said he unto them: them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed in unto the kingdom of heaven, heaven is like to unto a man that is a an householder, who which bringeth forth out of his treasure new things new and old.

13.53 And it came to pass: pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he passed from departed thence.

13.54 And coming when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogues, so synagogue, insomuch that they wondered were astonished, and said: How came said, Whence hath this man by this wisdom wisdom, and miracles? these mighty works?

13.55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is is not his mother called Mary, Mary? and his brethren brethren, James, and Joseph, Joses, and Simon, and Jude: Judas?

13.56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence therefore then hath he this man all these things?

13.57 And they were scandalized offended in his regard. him. But Jesus said to them: unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

13.58 And he wrought did not many miracles there, mighty works there because of their unbelief.

Chapter 14

14.1 At the that time Herod the Tetrarch tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus. Jesus,

14.2 And he said to unto his servants: servants, This is John the Baptist: Baptist; he is risen from the dead, dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

14.3 For Herod had apprehended John laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother's brother Philip's wife.

14.4 For John said to him: unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

14.5 And having a mind to when he would have put him to death, he feared the people: multitude, because they esteemed counted him as a prophet.

14.6 But on when Herod's birthday, birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: them, and pleased Herod.

14.7 Whereupon he promised with an oath, oath to give her whatsoever she would ask of him. ask.

14.8 But she And she, being instructed before by instructed of her mother, said: said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a dish the head of John the Baptist. charger.

14.9 And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them that which sat with him at table, meat, he commanded it to be given. given her.

14.10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

14.11 And his head was brought in a dish: charger, and it was given to the damsel, damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

14.12 And his disciples came came, and took up the body, and buried it, and came went and told Jesus.

14.13 Which when When Jesus had heard, heard of it, he retired from departed thence by boat, ship into a desert place apart, apart: and when the multitudes having people had heard of it, thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

14.14 And he coming forth Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and had was moved with compassion on toward them, and he healed their sick.

14.15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying: saying, This is a desert place, and the hour time is now past: past; send away the multitudes, multitude away, that going into the towns, they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

14.16 But Jesus said to unto them, They have no need to go: not depart; give you ye them to eat.

14.17 They answered him: And they say unto him, We have not here, here but five loaves, and two fishes.

14.18 He said to them: said, Bring them hither to me.

14.19 And when he had commanded the multitudes multitude to sit down upon on the grass, he and took the five loaves loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. multitude.

14.20 And they did all eat, and were filled. And filled: and they took up what remained, of the fragments that remained twelve full baskets of fragments. full.

14.21 And the number of them they that did eat, was had eaten were about five thousand men, besides beside women and children.

14.22 And forthwith straightway Jesus obliged constrained his disciples to go up get into the boat, a ship, and to go before him over unto the water, till other side, while he dismissed sent the people. multitudes away.

14.23 And having dismissed when he had sent the multitude, multitudes away, he went up into a mountain alone apart to pray. And pray: and when it the evening was evening, come, he was there alone.

14.24 But the boat ship was now in the midst of the sea was sea, tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary.

14.25 And in the fourth watch of the night, he came to them night Jesus went unto them, walking upon on the sea.

14.26 And they seeing when the disciples saw him walk upon walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying: saying, It is an apparition. And a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

14.27 And immediately But straightway Jesus spoke to spake unto them, saying: saying, Be of good heart: cheer; it is I, fear ye not. I; be not afraid.

14.28 And Peter making answer, said: answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to unto thee upon on the waters. water.

14.29 And he said: said, Come. And when Peter going was come down out of the boat, ship, he walked upon on the water water, to come go to Jesus.

14.30 But seeing when he saw the wind strong, boisterous, he was afraid: afraid; and when he began beginning to sink, he cried out, saying: cried, saying, Lord, save me.

14.31 And immediately Jesus stretching stretched forth his hand took hold of hand, and caught him, and said to him: unto him, O thou of little faith, why wherefore didst thou doubt?

14.32 And when they were come up into the boat, ship, the wind ceased.

14.33 And Then they that were in the boat ship came and adored worshipped him, saying: Indeed saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

14.34 And having passed the water, when they were gone over, they came into the country land of Genesar. Gennesaret.

14.35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country, country round about, and brought to unto him all that were diseased. diseased;

14.36 And they besought him that they might only touch but the hem of his garment. And garment: and as many as touched, touched were made perfectly whole.

Chapter 15

15.1 Then came to him from Jerusalem Jesus scribes and Pharisees, saying: which were of Jerusalem, saying,

15.2 Why do thy disciples trangress transgress the tradition of the ancients? For elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

15.3 But he answering, answered and said to them: unto them, Why do you ye also transgress the commandment of God for by your tradition? For God said:

15.4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: And: and, He that shall curse curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

15.5 But you say: ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, The gift It is a gift, by whatsoever proceedeth from me, shall profit thee. thou mightest be profited by me;

15.6 And he shall not honour not his father or his mother: and you mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made void the commandment of God for of none effect by your tradition.

15.7 Hypocrites, Ye hypocrites, well hath Isaias prophesied did Esaias prophesy of you, saying: saying,

15.8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips: lips; but their heart is far from me.

15.9 And But in vain do they do worship me, teaching for doctrines and the commandments of men.

15.10 And having he called together the multitudes unto him, he multitude, and said to them: Hear ye unto them, Hear, and understand. understand:

15.11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: man; but what that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

15.12 Then came his disciples, and said to him: Dost unto him, Knowest thou know that the Pharisees, when Pharisees were offended, after they heard this word, were scandalized? saying?

15.13 But he answering them, said: answered and said, Every plant plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

15.14 Let them alone: they are blind, and be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will shall fall into the pit. ditch.

15.15 And Then answered Peter answering, and said to him: Expound to unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

15.16 But he said: And Jesus said, Are you ye also yet without understanding?

15.17 Do you not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth into in at the mouth, mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the privy? draught?

15.18 But the those things which proceed out of the mouth, mouth come forth from the heart, heart; and those things they defile a the man.

15.19 For from out of the heart come forth proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. witness, blasphemies:

15.20 These are the things that which defile a man. But man: but to eat with unwashed unwashen hands doth defileth not defile a man.

15.21 And Then Jesus went from thence, and retired departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

15.22 And behold And, behold, a woman of Canaan who came out of those the same coasts, crying out, said to him: and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: David; my daughter is grieviously troubled by the grievously vexed with a devil.

15.23 Who But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: saying, Send her away, away; for she crieth after us: us.

15.24 And But he answering, said: answered and said, I was am not sent but to unto the sheep that are lost sheep of the house of Israel.

15.25 But she Then came she and adored worshipped him, saying: saying, Lord, help me.

15.26 Who answering, said: But he answered and said, It is not good meet to take the bread of the children, children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs.

15.27 But And she said: Yea, Lord; for said, Truth, Lord: yet the whelps also dogs eat of the crumbs that which fall from the table of their masters. masters' table.

15.28 Then Jesus answering, answered and said to her: unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done to unto thee even as thou wilt: and wilt. And her daughter was cured made whole from that very hour.

15.29 And when Jesus had passed away departed from thence, he and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee. And going Galilee; and went up into a mountain, he and sat down there.

15.30 And there came to him great multitudes, multitudes came unto him, having with them the dumb, the blind, the those that were lame, the blind, dumb, maimed, and many others: others, and they cast them down at his feet, Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

15.31 So Insomuch that the multitudes marvelled seeing multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

15.32 And Then Jesus called together his disciples, disciples unto him, and said: said, I have compassion on the multitudes, multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what nothing to eat, eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

15.33 And the his disciples say unto him: him, Whence then should we have so many loaves much bread in the desert, wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

15.34 And Jesus said to them: saith unto them, How many loaves have you? But ye? And they said: said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

15.35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon on the ground.

15.36 And taking he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and giving gave thanks, he brake, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the people. multitude.

15.37 And they did all eat, and had their fill. And were filled: and they took up seven baskets full, of what remained of the fragments. broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

15.38 And they that did eat, eat were four thousand men, beside children women and women. children.

15.39 And having dismissed he sent away the multitude, he went up into a boat, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magedan. Magdala.

Chapter 16

16.1 And there came to him the The Pharisees and Sadduccees tempting: also with the Sadducees came, and they asked tempting desired him to that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

16.2 But he He answered and said to them: unto them, When it is evening, you ye say, It will be fair weather, weather: for the sky is red.

16.3 And in the morning: To day there morning, It will be a storm, foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky: and sky; but can you ye not know discern the signs of the times?

16.4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: sign; and a sign there shall not no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. prophet Jonas. And he left them, and went away. departed.

16.5 And when his disciples were come over to the water, other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

16.6 Who Then Jesus said to them: unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

16.7 But And they thought within reasoned among themselves, saying: Because saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

16.8 And Which when Jesus knowing it, said: Why do you think within yourselves, perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, for that you why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

16.9 Do you ye not yet understand, neither do you remember the five loaves among of the five thousand men, thousand, and how many baskets you ye took up?

16.10 Nor Neither the seven loaves among of the four thousand men, thousand, and how many baskets you ye took up?

16.11 Why How is it that ye do you not understand that I spake it was not concerning the bread I said to you: Beware you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

16.12 Then they understood they how that he said bade them not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

16.13 And When Jesus came into the quarters coasts of Cesarea Philippi: and Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man is? am?

16.14 But And they said: said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist, and other some Elias, Baptist: some, Elias; and others others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

16.15 Jesus He saith to them: unto them, But whom do you say ye that I am?

16.16 And Simon Peter answered and said: said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

16.17 And Jesus answering, answered and said to him: unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it to unto thee, but my Father who which is in heaven.

16.18 And I say to thee: also unto thee, That thou art Peter; Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

16.19 And I will give to unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it on earth shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it on earth shall be loosed also in heaven.

16.20 Then charged he commanded his disciples, disciples that they should tell no one man that he was Jesus the Christ.

16.21 From that time Jesus forth began Jesus to shew to unto his disciples, how that he must go to unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things from of the ancients and scribes elders and chief priests, priests and scribes, and be put to death, killed, and be raised again the third day rise again. day.

16.22 And Then Peter taking took him, and began to rebuke him, saying: Lord, be saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

16.23 Who turning, But he turned, and said to Peter: Go unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan, Satan: thou art a scandal an offence unto me: because for thou savourest not the things that are be of God, but the things those that are be of men.

16.24 Then Jesus said to Jesus unto his disciples: disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

16.25 For he that whosoever will save his life, life shall lose it: and he that shall whosoever will lose his life for my sake, sake shall find it.

16.26 For what doth it profit is a man, man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of lose his own soul? Or or what exchange shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

16.27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: angels; and then will he render to shall reward every man according to his works.

16.28 Amen Verily I say to unto you, there are There be some of them that stand standing here, that which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Chapter 17

17.1 And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a an high mountain apart: apart,

17.2 And he was transfigured before them. And them: and his face did shine as the sun: sun, and his garments became raiment was white as snow. the light.

17.3 And behold And, behold, there appeared to unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

17.4 And Peter answering, Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus: unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

17.5 And as While he was yet speaking, behold spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, saying: which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: pleased; hear ye him.

17.6 And when the disciples hearing, heard it, they fell upon on their face, and were very much sore afraid.

17.7 And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them, and said, Arise, and fear not. be not afraid.

17.8 And when they lifting had lifted up their eyes eyes, they saw no one but only Jesus. man, save Jesus only.

17.9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: saying, Tell the vision to no man, till until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

17.10 And his disciples asked him, saying: saying, Why then do say the scribes say that Elias must come first? first come?

17.11 But he answering, And Jesus answered and said to them: unto them, Elias indeed truly shall first come, and restore all things.

17.12 But I say to unto you, that That Elias is already come, come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man shall suffer from of them.

17.13 Then the disciples understood, understood that he had spoken to spake unto them of John the Baptist.

17.14 And when he was they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling certain man, kneeling down on his knees before to him, saying: and saying,

17.15 Lord, have pity mercy on my son, son: for he is a lunatic, lunatick, and suffereth much: sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth often into the fire, and often oft into the water.

17.16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17.17 Then Jesus answered and said: said, O unbelieving faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

17.18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went devil; and he departed out of him, him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

17.19 Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, apart, and said: said, Why could not we cast him out?

17.20 And Jesus said to them: unto them, Because of your unbelief. For, amen unbelief: for verily I say to unto you, if you If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you ye shall say to unto this mountain, Remove from hence hither, to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to unto you.

17.21 But Howbeit this kind is goeth not cast out but by prayer and fasting.

17.22 And when while they abode together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:

17.23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise be raised again. And they were troubled exceedingly. exceeding sorry.

17.24 And when they were come to Capharnaum, Capernaum, they that recieved the didrachmas, received tribute money came to Peter Peter, and said to him: said, Doth not your master pay the didrachmas? tribute?

17.25 He said: saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: saying, What is thy opinion, thinkest thou, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute the kings of the earth take custom or custom? tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

17.26 And he said: Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus said to him: saith unto him, Then are the children are free.

17.27 But that Notwithstanding, lest we may not scandalize should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast in a hook: an hook, and that take up the fish which shall that first come up, take: cometh up; and when thou hast opened its his mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, piece of money: that take, and give it to unto them for me and thee.

Chapter 18

18.1 At that hour the disciples same time came to the disciples unto Jesus, saying: saying, Who thinkest thou is the greater greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

18.2 And Jesus calling unto him called a little child, child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

18.3 And said: Amen said, Verily I say to unto you, unless you Except ye be converted, and become as little children, you ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

18.4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

18.5 And he that whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, name receiveth me.

18.6 But he that whoso shall scandalize offend one of these little ones that which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be were hanged about his neck, and that he should be were drowned in the depth of the sea.

18.7 Woe to unto the world because of scandals. For offences! for it must needs be that scandals come: offences come; but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. offence cometh!

18.8 And Wherefore if thy hand, hand or thy foot scandalize offend thee, cut it them off, and cast it them from thee. It thee: it is better for thee to go enter into life maimed halt or lame, maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

18.9 And if thy thine eye scandalize offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It thee: it is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

18.10 See Take heed that you ye despise not one of these little ones: ones; for I say to unto you, that their angels That in heaven their angels do always see behold the face of my Father who which is in heaven.

18.11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

18.12 What How think you? If ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and go to seek seeketh that which is gone astray?

18.13 And if it so be that he find it: Amen it, verily I say to unto you, he rejoiceth more for that, of that sheep, than for of the ninety-nine that ninety and nine which went not astray.

18.14 Even so it is not the will of your Father, who Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

18.15 But Moreover if thy brother shall offend trespass against thee, go, go and rebuke tell him his fault between thee and him alone. If alone: if he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain hast gained thy brother.

18.16 And But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more: more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand. be established.

18.17 And if he will not shall neglect to hear them: them, tell it unto the church. And church: but if he will not neglect to hear the church, let him be to unto thee as the an heathen man and a publican.

18.18 Amen Verily I say to unto you, whatsoever you Whatsoever ye shall bind upon earth, on earth shall be bound also in heaven; heaven: and whatsoever you ye shall loose upon earth, on earth shall be loosed also in heaven.

18.19 Again I say to unto you, that That if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning agree on earth as touching any thing whatsoever that they shall ask, it shall be done to for them by of my Father who which is in heaven.

18.20 For where there are two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

18.21 Then came Peter unto him to him, and said: said, Lord, how often oft shall my brother offend sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

18.22 Jesus saith to him: unto him, I say not to unto thee, till Until seven times; but till times: but, Until seventy times seven times. seven.

18.23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to unto a certain king, who which would take an account of his servants.

18.24 And when he had begun to take the account, reckon, one was brought to unto him, that which owed him ten thousand talents.

18.25 And But forasmuch as he had not wherewith to pay it, pay, his lord commanded that he should him to be sold, and his wife wife, and children children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

18.26 But that The servant falling therefore fell down, besought and worshipped him, saying: Have saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18.27 And Then the lord of that servant being was moved with pity, let him go compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

18.28 But when that the same servant was gone went out, he and found one of his fellow servants that fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, throttled he laid hands on him, saying: and took him by the throat, saying, Pay what me that thou owest.

18.29 And his fellow servant falling down, fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying: saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18.30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid should pay the debt.

18.31 Now So when his fellow servants seeing fellowservants saw what was done, they were very much grieved, sorry, and they came and told unto their lord all that was done.

18.32 Then his lord lord, after that he had called him; and him, said to him: Thou unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the that debt, because thou besoughtest desiredst me:

18.33 Shouldst Shouldest not thou then also have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, fellowservant, even as I had compassion pity on thee?

18.34 And his lord being angry, was wroth, and delivered him to the torturers until tormentors, till he paid should pay all the debt. that was due unto him.

18.35 So also likewise shall my heavenly Father do to also unto you, if you ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother from your hearts. their trespasses.

Chapter 19

19.1 And it came to pass pass, that when Jesus had ended finished these words, sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, Judaea beyond Jordan. Jordan;

19.2 And great multitudes followed him: him; and he healed them there.

19.3 And there came to him the The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying: saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

19.4 Who answering, And he answered and said to them: unto them, Have ye not read, that he who which made man from them at the beginning, Made beginning made them male and female? And he said: female,

19.5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, wife: and they two twain shall be in one flesh. flesh?

19.6 Therefore now Wherefore they are not two, no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no not man put asunder.

19.7 They say to him: unto him, Why then did Moses then command to give a bill writing of divorce, divorcement, and to put her away?

19.8 He saith to them: Because unto them, Moses by reason because of the hardness of your heart permitted hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

19.9 And I say to unto you, that whosoever Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry whoso marrieth her that which is put away, committeth away doth commit adultery.

19.10 His disciples say unto him: him, If the case of a the man be so with his wife be so, wife, it is not expedient good to marry.

19.11 Who But he said to them: unto them, All men take not cannot receive this word, but saying, save they to whom it is given.

19.12 For there are some eunuchs, who which were born so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, who which were made so by eunuchs of men: and there are be eunuchs, who which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. heaven's sake. He that can take, is able to receive it, let him take receive it.

19.13 Then were there brought unto him little children presented to him, children, that he should impose put his hands upon them on them, and pray. And pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

19.14 But Jesus said to them: said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not not, to come to unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven is for such. heaven.

19.15 And when he had imposed laid his hands upon on them, he and departed from thence.

19.16 And behold And, behold, one came and said to him: unto him, Good master, Master, what good thing shall I do do, that I may have life everlasting? eternal life?

19.17 Who And he said to him: unto him, Why asketh callest thou me concerning good? One there is good, God. But none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

19.18 He said to him: saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said: said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness. witness,

19.19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor neighbour as thyself.

19.20 The young man saith to him: unto him, All these I things have I kept from my youth, youth up: what is yet wanting to me? lack I yet?

19.21 Jesus saith to him: said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

19.22 And But when the young man had heard this word, that saying, he went away sad: sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

19.23 Then Jesus said to Jesus unto his disciples: Amen, disciples, Verily I say to unto you, that That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19.24 And again I say to you: unto you, It is easier for a camel to pass go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. God.

19.25 And when they had heard this, the When his disciples wondered very much, saying: heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

19.26 And But Jesus beholding, beheld them, and said to them: unto them, With men this is impossible: impossible; but with God all things are possible.

19.27 Then answered Peter answering, and said to him: Behold unto him, Behold, we have left all things, forsaken all, and have followed thee: thee; what therefore shall we have? have therefore?

19.28 And Jesus said to them: Amen, unto them, Verily I say to you, that unto you, who That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration, regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on in the seat throne of his majesty, you glory, ye also shall sit on upon twelve seats thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

19.29 And every one that hath left house, forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting. inherit everlasting life.

19.30 And But many that are first, first shall be last: last; and the last shall be first.

Chapter 20

20.1 The For the kingdom of heaven is like to unto a man that is an householder, who which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

20.2 And having when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

20.3 And going he went out about the third hour, he and saw others standing idle in the market place idle. marketplace,

20.4 And he said to them: unto them; Go you ye also into my the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you what shall be just.

20.5 you. And they went their way. And again

20.5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner. likewise.

20.6 But And about the eleventh hour he went out out, and found others standing, standing idle, and he saith to them: unto them, Why stand you ye here all the day idle?

20.7 They say to him: unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: unto them, Go you ye also into my vineyard. the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

20.8 And So when evening even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to unto his steward: steward, Call the labourers labourers, and pay give them their hire, beginning from the last even to unto the first.

20.9 When therefore And when they were come, that came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

20.10 But when the first also came, they thought supposed that they should receive more: have received more; and they also likewise received every man a penny.

20.11 And receiving it when they had received it, they murmured against the master goodman of the house,

20.12 Saying: Saying, These last have worked wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to unto us, that which have borne the burden of the day and heat of the heats. day.

20.13 But he answering said to answered one of them: them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not thou agree with me for a penny?

20.14 Take what is thine, that thine is, and go thy way: I will also give to unto this last last, even as to unto thee.

20.15 Or, is Is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

20.16 So shall the last shall be first, and the first last. For last: for many are be called, but few chosen.

20.17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart, apart in the way, and said to them: unto them,

20.18 Behold Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death. death,

20.19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked, mock, and scourged, to scourge, and crucified, to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

20.20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee Zebedees children with her sons, adoring worshipping him, and asking something desiring a certain thing of him.

20.21 Who And he said to her: unto her, What wilt thou? She saith to him: Say unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy the left, in thy kingdom.

20.22 And But Jesus answering, said: You answered and said, Ye know not what you ye ask. Can you Are ye able to drink of the chalice cup that I shall drink? drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say to him: unto him, We can. are able.

20.23 He And he saith to them: My chalice indeed you unto them, Ye shall drink; drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right or left hand, and on my left, is not mine to give to you, give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared by of my Father.

20.24 And when the ten hearing heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

20.25 But Jesus called them to unto him, and said: You said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it exercise dominion over them; them, and they that are the greater, great exercise power authority upon them.

20.26 It But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater great among you, let him be your minister: minister;

20.27 And he that whosoever will be first chief among you, shall let him be your servant. servant:

20.28 Even as the Son of man is came not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption ransom for many.

20.29 And when as they went out departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

20.30 And behold And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, and they cried out, saying: saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us. David.

20.31 And the multitude rebuked them that them, because they should hold their peace. But peace: but they cried out the more, saying: saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on us. David.

20.32 And Jesus stood, stood still, and called them, and said: said, What will ye that I shall do to unto you?

20.33 They say to him: unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

20.34 And So Jesus having had compassion on them, and touched their eyes. And eyes: and immediately they saw, their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Chapter 21

21.1 And when they drew nigh to unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount Olivet, of Olives, then Jesus sent Jesus two disciples,

21.2 Saying to them: unto them, Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them them, and bring them to unto me.

21.3 And if any man shall say anything to ought unto you, say ye, that the ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them: them; and forthwith straightway he will let them go. send them.

21.4 Now all All this was done done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: saying,

21.5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold Sion, Behold, thy king King cometh to unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke. an ass.

21.6 And the disciples going, went, and did as Jesus commanded them. them,

21.7 And they brought the ass ass, and the colt, and laid put on them their garments upon them, clothes, and made they set him sit thereon.

21.8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way: and way; others cut boughs down branches from the trees, and strewed strawed them in the way: way.

21.9 And the multitudes that went before before, and that followed, cried, saying: saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

21.10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the whole city was moved, saying: saying, Who is this?

21.11 And the people said: multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet, from prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

21.12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, moneychangers, and the chairs seats of them that sold doves: doves,

21.13 And he saith to them: said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you ye have made it a den of thieves.

21.14 And there came to him the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

21.15 And when the chief priests and scribes, seeing scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying: saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation. sore displeased,

21.16 And said to him: unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus said to them: Yea, saith unto them, Yea; have you ye never read: read, Out of the mouth of infants babes and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

21.17 And leaving them, he left them, and went out of the city into Bethania, Bethany; and remained he lodged there.

21.18 And Now in the morning, returning morning as he returned into the city, he was hungry. hungered.

21.19 And seeing when he saw a certain fig tree by in the way side, way, he came to it, and found nothing on it thereon, but leaves only, and he saith to it: May said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And immediately presently the fig tree withered away.

21.20 And when the disciples seeing it wondered, saying: saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is it presently the fig tree withered away? away!

21.21 And Jesus answering, answered and said to them: Amen, unto them, Verily I say to unto you, if you shall If ye have faith, and stagger doubt not, ye shall not only do this of which is done to the fig tree shall you do, tree, but also if you ye shall say to unto this mountain, Take up Be thou removed, and be thou cast thyself into the sea, sea; it shall be done.

21.22 And in all things things, whatsoever you ye shall ask in prayer, believing, you ye shall receive.

21.23 And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was teaching, the chief priests and ancients the elders of the people, saying: people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority dost doest thou these things? and who hath given gave thee this authority?

21.24 And Jesus answering, answered and said to them: unto them, I also will ask you one word, thing, which if you shall ye tell me, I in like wise will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

21.25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven heaven, or from of men? But And they thought within reasoned with themselves, saying:

21.26 saying, If we shall say, from heaven, From heaven; he will say to us: unto us, Why then did you ye not then believe him?

21.26 But if we shall say, from men, Of men; we are afraid of fear the multitude: people; for all held hold John as a prophet.

21.27 And answering Jesus, they said: answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also cannot tell. And he said to them: unto them, Neither do I tell I you by what authority I do these things.

21.28 But what think you? ye? A certain man had two sons; and coming he came to the first, he said: and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.

21.29 And he answering, said: He answered and said, I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, not: but afterward he repented, and went.

21.30 And coming he came to the other, he second, and said in like manner. likewise. And he answering, said: answered and said, I go, Sir; sir: and he went not.

21.31 Which Whether of the two them twain did the father's will? will of his father? They say to him: unto him, The first. Jesus saith to them: Amen unto them, Verily I say to unto you, that That the publicans and the harlots shall go into the kingdom of God before you.

21.32 For John came to unto you in the way of justice, righteousness, and you did not believe him. But ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: but you, seeing and ye, when ye had seen it, did repented not even afterwards repent, afterward, that you ye might believe him.

21.33 Hear ye another parable. parable: There was a man an certain householder, who which planted a vineyard, and made a hedge hedged it round about it, about, and dug in it digged a press, winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen; husbandmen, and went into a strange country. far country:

21.34 And when the time of the fruits fruit drew nigh, near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits thereof. of it.

21.35 And the husbandmen laying hands on took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

21.36 Again Again, he sent other servants more than the former; first: and they did to unto them in like manner. likewise.

21.37 And But last of all he sent to unto them his son, saying: saying, They will reverence my son.

21.38 But when the husbandmen seeing saw the son, they said among themselves: themselves, This is the heir: heir; come, let us kill him, and we shall have let us seize on his inheritance.

21.39 And taking him, they caught him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed slew him.

21.40 When therefore the lord therefore of the vineyard shall come, cometh, what will he do to unto those husbandmen?

21.41 They say to him: unto him, He will bring miserably destroy those evil men to an evil end; wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to unto other husbandmen, that which shall render him the fruit fruits in due season. their seasons.

21.42 Jesus saith to them: Have you unto them, Did ye never read in the Scriptures: scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord corner: this has been done; is the Lord's doing, and it is wonderful marvellous in our eyes. eyes?

21.43 Therefore I say to I unto you, that the The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding bringing forth the fruits thereof.

21.44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall will grind him to powder.

21.45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew perceived that he spoke spake of them.

21.46 And seeking But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes: multitude, because they held took him as for a prophet.

Chapter 22

22.1 And Jesus answering, spoke answered and spake unto them again in parables to them, saying: by parables, and said,

22.2 The kingdom of heaven is likened to like unto a certain king, who which made a marriage for his son. son,

22.3 And he sent forth his servants, servants to call them that were invited bidden to the marriage; wedding: and they would not come.

22.4 Again Again, he sent forth other servants, saying: saying, Tell them that were invited, which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; dinner: my beeves oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come ye to unto the marriage.

22.5 But they neglected, made light of it, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise. merchandise:

22.6 And the rest laid hands on remnant took his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put entreated them to death. spitefully, and slew them.

22.7 But when the king had heard of it, thereof, he was angry, wroth: and sending he sent forth his armies, he and destroyed those murderers, and burnt burned up their city.

22.8 Then he saith he to his servants: servants, The marriage indeed wedding is ready; ready, but they that which were invited bidden were not worthy.

22.9 Go ye therefore into the highways; highways, and as many as you ye shall find, call bid to the marriage.

22.10 And his So those servants going forth went out into the ways, highways, and gathered together all that as many as they found, both bad and good: and the marriage wedding was filled furnished with guests.

22.11 And when the king went came in to see the guests: and guests, he saw there a man who which had not on a wedding garment. garment:

22.12 And he saith to him: unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But And he was silent. speechless.

22.13 Then said the king said to the waiters: servants, Bind his hands him hand and feet, foot, and take him away, and cast him into the exterior darkness: outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

22.14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

22.15 Then went the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves Pharisees, and took counsel how to insnare they might entangle him in his speech. talk.

22.16 And they sent to out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: saying, Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost regardest not regard the person of men.

22.17 Tell us therefore what dost thou think, is therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to unto Caesar, or not?

22.18 But Jesus knowing perceived their wickedness, said: and said, Why do you tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

22.19 Shew me the coin of the tribute. tribute money. And they offered brought unto him a penny.

22.20 And Jesus he saith to them: unto them, Whose is this image and inscription is this? superscription?

22.21 They say to him: unto him, Caesar's. Then he saith to them: he unto them, Render therefore to unto Caesar the things that which are Caesar's; and to God, unto God the things that are God's.

22.22 And hearing this When they wondered, had heard these words, they marvelled, and leaving left him, and went their ways. way.

22.23 That The same day there came to him the Sadducees, who which say that there is no resurrection; resurrection, and asked him,

22.24 Saying: Saying, Master, Moses said: said, If a man die die, having no son, children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up issue to seed unto his brother.

22.25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first having first, when he had married a wife, died; and not deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife to unto his brother. brother:

22.26 In like manner Likewise the second, second also, and the third, and so on to unto the seventh.

22.27 And last of all the woman died also.

22.28 At Therefore in the resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven shall she be? be of the seven? for they all had her.

22.29 And Jesus answering, answered and said to them: You unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, scriptures, nor the power of God.

22.30 For in the resurrection they shall neither marry marry, nor be married; are given in marriage, but shall be are as the angels of God in heaven.

22.31 And concerning But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying to you: saying,

22.32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

22.33 And when the multitudes hearing it, multitude heard this, they were in admiration astonished at his doctrine.

22.34 But when the Pharisees hearing had heard that he had silenced put the Sadducees, came together: Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

22.35 And Then one of them, which was a doctor of the law, asking him, lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him: him, and saying,

22.36 Master, which is the greatest great commandment in the law?

22.37 Jesus said to him: unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy whole heart, and with all thy whole soul, and with all thy whole mind.

22.38 This is the greatest and the first and great commandment.

22.39 And the second is like to this: unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor neighbour as thyself.

22.40 On these two commandments dependeth hang all the whole law and the prophets.

22.41 And While the Pharisees being were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

22.42 Saying: Saying, What think you ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him: David's. unto him, The son of David.

22.43 He saith to them: unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying: saying,

22.44 The Lord LORD said to unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until till I make thy thine enemies thy footstool?

22.45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

22.46 And no man was able to answer him a word; word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Chapter 23

23.1 Then spake Jesus spoke to the multitudes multitude, and to his disciples,

23.2 Saying: Saying The scribes and the Pharisees have sitten on the chair of Moses. sit in Moses' seat:

23.3 All things therefore whatsoever they shall say to you, bid you observe, that observe and do: do; but according to their works do not ye not; after their works: for they say, and do not.

23.4 For they bind heavy burdens and insupportable burdens, grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but with a finger of their own they themselves will not move them. them with one of their fingers.

23.5 And But all their works they do for to be seen of men. For men: they make broad their phylacteries broad, phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their fringes. garments,

23.6 And they love the first places uppermost rooms at feasts, and the first chairs chief seats in the synagogues,

23.7 And salutations greetings in the market place, markets, and to be called by of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

23.8 But be not you ye called Rabbi. For Rabbi: for one is your master; Master, even Christ; and all you ye are brethren.

23.9 And call none no man your father upon earth; the earth: for one is your father, who Father, which is in heaven.

23.10 Neither be ye called masters; masters: for one is you master, your Master, even Christ.

23.11 He But he that is the greatest among you shall be your servant.

23.12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled: abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

23.13 But woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men, men: for you yourselves do not enter in; and those ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are going in, you suffer not entering to enter. go in.

23.14 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: because you hypocrites! for ye devour the houses of widows, praying widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. For this you prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater judgment. damnation.

23.15 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you go round about the hypocrites! for ye compass sea and the land to make one proselyte; proselyte, and when he is made, you ye make him twofold more the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.

23.16 Woe to you unto you, ye blind guides, that which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but he that whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. debtor!

23.17 Ye foolish fools and blind; blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

23.18 And whosoever And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor. guilty.

23.19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

23.20 He Whoso therefore that sweareth shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things that are upon it: thereon.

23.21 And whosoever whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth in it: therein.

23.22 And he that sweareth shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23.23 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you hypocrites! for ye pay tithe mint, of mint and anise, anise and cummin, and have left omitted the weightier things matters of the law; law, judgment, and mercy, and faith. These things you faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave those the other undone.

23.24 Blind Ye blind guides, who which strain out at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

23.25 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, platter, but within you they are full of rapine extortion and uncleanness. excess.

23.26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first make clean the inside of that which is within the cup and of the dish, platter, that the outside of them may become clean. be clean also.

23.27 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you hypocrites! for ye are like to unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly indeed appear to men beautiful, beautiful outward, but within are within full of dead men's bones, and of all filthiness. uncleanness.

23.28 So you Even so ye also outwardly indeed appear to men just; righteous unto men, but inwardly you within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23.29 Woe to you unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; that hypocrites! because ye build the sepulchres tombs of the prophets, and adorn garnish the monuments sepulchres of the just, righteous,

23.30 And say: say, If we had been in the days of our Fathers, fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

23.31 Wherefore you are ye be witnesses against unto yourselves, that you ye are the sons children of them that which killed the prophets.

23.32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

23.33 You Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how will you flee from can ye escape the judgment damnation of hell?

23.34 Therefore behold Wherefore, behold, I send to unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them you will put to death ye shall kill and crucify, crucify; and some you will of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

23.35 That upon you may come all the just righteous blood that hath been shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel the just, even unto the blood of Zacharias the son of Barachias, whom you killed ye slew between the temple and the altar.

23.36 Amen Verily I say to unto you, all All these things shall come upon this generation.

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

23.38 Behold, you your house shall be is left to you, unto you desolate.

23.39 For I say to unto you, you Ye shall not see me henceforth henceforth, till you say: ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Chapter 24

24.1 And Jesus being come out of the temple, went away. And out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.

24.2 And he answering, Jesus said to them: Do you see unto them, See ye not all these things? Amen verily I say to you there unto you, There shall not be left here a one stone upon a stone another, that shall not be destroyed. thrown down.

24.3 And when as he was sitting on sat upon the mount Olivet, of Olives, the disciples came to unto him privately, saying: saying, Tell us us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the consummation end of the world?

24.4 And Jesus answering, answered and said to them: unto them, Take heed that no man seduce you: deceive you.

24.5 For many will shall come in my name name, saying, I am Christ: Christ; and they will seduce shall deceive many.

24.6 And you ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See wars: see that ye be not troubled. For troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

24.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; kingdom: and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes pestilences, and earthquakes, in places: divers places.

24.8 Now all All these are the beginnings beginning of sorrows.

24.9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: kill you: and you ye shall be hated by of all nations for my name's sake.

24.10 And then shall many be scandalized: offended, and shall betray one another: another, and shall hate one another.

24.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall seduce deceive many.

24.12 And because iniquity hath abounded, shall abound, the charity love of many shall grow wax cold.

24.13 But he that shall persevere to endure unto the end, he the same shall be saved.

24.14 And this gospel of the kingdom, kingdom shall be preached in all the whole world, world for a testimony to witness unto all nations, nations; and then shall the consummation end come.

24.15 When ye therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing stand in the holy place: he that readeth place, (whoso readeth, let him understand. understand:)

24.16 Then they that are in Judea, let them which be in Judaea flee to into the mountains:

24.17 And he that Let him which is on the housetop, let him housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

24.18 And he that Neither let him which is in the field, let him not go field return back to take his coat. clothes.

24.19 And woe to unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days. days!

24.20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, or neither on the sabbath. sabbath day:

24.21 For there then shall be then great tribulation, such as hath was not been from since the beginning of the world until now, neither to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

24.22 And unless except those days had been should be shortened, there should no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.

24.23 Then if any man shall say to you: Lo unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there, do not there; believe him. it not.

24.24 For there shall arise false Christs Christs, and false prophets, and shall show shew great signs and wonders, wonders; insomuch as to that, if it were possible, they shall deceive (if possible) even the very elect.

24.25 Behold Behold, I have told it to you, beforehand. you before.

24.26 If therefore Wherefore if they shall say to you: Behold unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, desert; go ye not out: Behold forth: behold, he is in the closets, secret chambers; believe it not.

24.27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth shineth even into unto the west: west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24.28 Wheresoever For wheresoever the body shall be, carcase is, there shall will the eagles also be gathered together.

24.29 And immediately Immediately after the tribulation of those days, days shall the sun shall be darkened darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven the heavens shall be moved: shaken:

24.30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn: mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty. great glory.

24.31 And he shall send his angels with a trumpet, and a great voice: sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the farthest parts one end of the heavens heaven to the utmost bounds of them. other.

24.32 And from the fig tree Now learn a parable: When parable of the fig tree; When his branch thereof is now yet tender, and the leaves come forth, you putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh. nigh:

24.33 So you also, likewise ye, when you ye shall see all these things, know ye that it is nigh, near, even at the doors.

24.34 Amen Verily I say to unto you, that this This generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. fulfilled.

24.35 Heaven and earth shall pass, pass away, but my words shall not pass. pass away.

24.36 But of that day and hour knoweth no one knoweth, man, no, not the angels of heaven, but the my Father alone. only.

24.37 And But as in the days of Noe, Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24.38 For as in the days that were before the flood, flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that until the day in which that Noe entered into the ark,

24.39 And they knew not till until the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

24.40 Then two shall two be in the field: field; the one shall be taken, and one shall be the other left.

24.41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill: mill; the one shall be taken, and one shall be the other left.

24.42 Watch ye therefore, because therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord will doth come.

24.43 But know this ye, this, that if the goodman of the house knew at had known in what hour watch the thief would come, he would certainly watch, have watched, and would not suffer have suffered his house to be broken open. up.

24.44 Wherefore Therefore be you ye also ready, because at what ready: for in such an hour you know as ye think not the Son of man will come. cometh.

24.45 Who, thinkest thou, Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath appointed made ruler over his family, household, to give them meat in season. due season?

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

24.47 Amen Verily I say to unto you, That he shall place make him ruler over all his goods.

24.48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart: heart, My lord is long a coming: delayeth his coming;

24.49 And shall begin to strike smite his fellow servants, fellowservants, and shall to eat and drink with drunkards: the drunken;

24.50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day that when he hopeth not, looketh not for him, and at in an hour that he knoweth not: is not aware of,

24.51 And shall separate him, cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Chapter 25

25.1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to likened unto ten virgins, who taking which took their lamps lamps, and went out forth to meet the bridegroom and the bride. bridegroom.

25.2 And five of them were foolish, wise, and five wise. were foolish.

25.3 But the five foolish, having taken They that were foolish took their lamps, did not take and took no oil with them:

25.4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with the their lamps.

25.5 And While the bridegroom tarrying, tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

25.6 And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh, cometh; go ye forth out to meet him.

25.7 Then all those virgins arose arose, and trimmed their lamps.

25.8 And the foolish said to unto the wise: wise, Give us of your oil, oil; for our lamps are gone out.

25.9 The But the wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and for you, you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

25.10 Now whilst And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: came; and they that were ready, ready went in with him to the marriage, marriage: and the door was shut.

25.11 But at last come Afterward came also the other virgins, saying: saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

25.12 But he answering said: Amen answered and said, Verily I say to unto you, I know you not.

25.13 Watch ye therefore, because you for ye know not neither the day nor the hour. hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

25.14 For even the kingdom of heaven is as a man going travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to unto them his goods; goods.

25.15 And to unto one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, one; to every one man according to his proper ability: several ability; and immediately he straightway took his journey.

25.16 And Then he that had received the five talents, talents went his way, and traded with the same, and gained made them other five. five talents.

25.17 And in like manner likewise he that had received the two, he also gained other two.

25.18 But he that had received the one, going his way one went and digged into in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

25.19 But after After a long time the lord of those servants came, cometh, and reckoned reckoneth with them.

25.20 And so he that had received the five talents coming, came and brought other five talents, saying: saying, Lord, thou didst deliver to deliveredst unto me five talents, behold talents: behold, I have gained other beside them five over and above. talents more.

25.21 His lord said to him: unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, because servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25.22 And he He also that had received the two talents came and said: said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents to me: behold talents: behold, I have gained two other two. talents beside them.

25.23 His lord said to him: unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: because servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

25.24 But Then he that which had received the one talent, talent came and said: said, Lord, I know knew thee that thou art a an hard man; thou reapest man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gatherest gathering where thou hast not strewed. strawed:

25.25 And being afraid I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: behold here lo, there thou hast that which is thine.

25.26 And his His lord answering, answered and said to him: Wicked unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sow sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: strawed:

25.27 Thou oughtest therefore to have committed put my money to the bankers, exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received my mine own with usury.

25.28 Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it to unto him that which hath ten talents.

25.29 For to unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: have abundance: but from him that hath not, that also which he seemeth to have not shall be taken away. away even that which he hath.

25.30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant cast ye out into the exterior darkness. There outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

25.31 And when When the Son of man shall come in his majesty, glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat throne of his majesty. glory:

25.32 And all nations before him shall be gathered together before him, all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as the a shepherd separateth the divideth his sheep from the goats:

25.33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his the left.

25.34 Then shall the king King say to unto them that shall be on his right hand: hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. world:

25.35 For I was hungry, an hungred, and you ye gave me to eat; meat: I was thirsty, and you ye gave me to drink; drink: I was a stranger, and you ye took me in:

25.36 Naked, and you covered ye clothed me: I was sick, and you ye visited me: I was in prison, and you ye came to unto me.

25.37 Then shall the just righteous answer him, saying: saying, Lord, when did saw we see thee hungry, an hungred, and fed thee; thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

25.38 And when did When saw we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered clothed thee?

25.39 Or when did saw we see thee sick sick, or in prison, and came to unto thee?

25.40 And the king answering, King shall answer and say to them: Amen unto them, Verily I say to unto you, as long Inasmuch as you did ye have done it to unto one of the least of these my least brethren, you did ye have done it to unto me.

25.41 Then he shall he say to them also that shall be unto them on his the left hand: hand, Depart from me, you ye cursed, into everlasting fire which was fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. angels:

25.42 For I was hungry, an hungred, and you ye gave me not to eat: no meat: I was thirsty, and you ye gave me not to drink. no drink:

25.43 I was a stranger, and you ye took me not in: naked, and you covered ye clothed me not: sick sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. ye visited me not.

25.44 Then shall they also shall answer him, saying: saying, Lord, when did saw we see thee hungry, an hungred, or thirsty, athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to unto thee?

25.45 Then he shall he answer them, saying: Amen saying, Verily I say to unto you, as long Inasmuch as you ye did it not to one of these least, neither the least of these, ye did you do it not to me.

25.46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the just, righteous into life everlasting. eternal.

Chapter 26

26.1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended finished all these words, sayings, he said to unto his disciples: disciples,

26.2 You Ye know that after two days shall be is the pasch, feast of the passover, and the son Son of man shall be delivered up is betrayed to be crucified: crucified.

26.3 Then were gathered assembled together the chief priests priests, and ancients the scribes, and the elders of the people into people, unto the court palace of the high priest, who was called Caiphas: Caiaphas,

26.4 And they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, take Jesus by subtilty, and put him to death. kill him.

26.5 But they said: said, Not on the festival feast day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult an uproar among the people.

26.6 And Now when Jesus was in Bethania, Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

26.7 There came to unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head head, as he was sat at table. meat.

26.8 And the But when his disciples seeing saw it, they had indignation, saying: saying, To what purpose is this waste?

26.9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

26.10 And When Jesus knowing understood it, he said to them: unto them, Why do you trouble this ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

26.11 For ye have the poor you have always with you: you; but me you ye have not always.

26.12 For she in pouring that she hath poured this ointment upon on my body, hath done she did it for my burial.

26.13 Amen Verily I say to unto you, wheresoever Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that there shall also which she this, that this woman hath done, shall be told for a memory memorial of her.

26.14 Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to went unto the chief priests,

26.15 And said to them: unto them, What will you ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But And they appointed covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

26.16 And from thenceforth that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

26.17 And on Now the first day of the Azymes, feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying: saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch? passover?

26.18 But Jesus said: And he said, Go ye into the city to such a certain man, and say to him: the master unto him, The Master saith, My time is near at hand, with thee hand; I make will keep the pasch passover at thy house with my disciples.

26.19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed to them, them; and they prepared made ready the pasch. passover.

26.20 But Now when it the even was evening, come, he sat down with his twelve disciples. the twelve.

26.21 And whilst as they were eating, did eat, he said: Amen said, Verily I say to unto you, that one of you is about to shall betray me.

26.22 And they being very much troubled, were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say: Is say unto him, Lord, is it I, Lord? I?

26.23 But And he answering, said: answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he the same shall betray me.

26.24 The Son of man indeed goeth, goeth as it is written of him: but woe to unto that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: is betrayed! it were better had been good for him, if that man if he had not been born.

26.25 And Judas that Then Judas, which betrayed him, answering, said: Is answered and said, Master, is it I, Rabbi? I? He saith to him: said unto him, Thou hast said it. said.

26.26 And whilst as they were at supper, eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, blessed it, and broke: brake it, and gave it to his the disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This said, Take, eat; this is my body.

26.27 And taking the chalice, he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying: saying, Drink ye all of this. it;

26.28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be is shed for many unto for the remission of sins.

26.29 And But I say to unto you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new with you new in the kingdom of my Father. Father's kingdom.

26.30 And a hymn being said, when they had sung an hymn, they went out unto into the mount Olivet. of Olives.

26.31 Then saith Jesus said to them: unto them, All you ye shall be scandalized in offended because of me this night. For night: for it is written: written, I will strike smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed: scattered abroad.

26.32 But after I shall be am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

26.33 And Peter answering, answered and said to him: Although unto him, Though all men shall be scandalized in offended because of thee, I yet will I never be scandalized. offended.

26.34 Jesus said to him: Amen unto him, Verily I say to unto thee, that in That this night night, before the cock crow, thou wilt shalt deny me thrice.

26.35 Peter saith to him: Yea, though said unto him, Though I should die with thee, I yet will I not deny thee. And in like manner Likewise also said all the disciples.

26.36 Then cometh Jesus came with them into unto a country place which is called Gethsemani; Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples: saith unto the disciples, Sit you ye here, till while I go yonder and pray. pray yonder.

26.37 And taking he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he and began to grow be sorrowful and to be sad. very heavy.

26.38 Then he saith to them: he unto them, My soul is sorrowful exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: stay you tarry ye here, and watch with me.

26.39 And going he went a little further, he farther, and fell upon on his face, praying, and saying: My prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this chalice cup pass from me. Nevertheless me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

26.40 And he cometh to his unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? Could you unto Peter, What, could ye not watch one hour with me? me one hour?

26.41 Watch ye, and pray pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

26.42 Again He went away again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My saying, O my Father, if this chalice cup may not pass away, but away from me, except I must drink it, thy will be done.

26.43 And he cometh again came and findeth found them sleeping: asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

26.44 And leaving them, he left them, and went again: away again, and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word. same words.

26.45 Then he cometh he to his disciples, and saith to them: unto them, Sleep ye now on now, and take your rest; behold rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man shall be is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

26.46 Rise, let us go: behold be going: behold, he is at hand that will doth betray me.

26.47 As And while he yet spoke, behold spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent staves, from the chief priests and the ancients elders of the people.

26.48 And Now he that betrayed him, him gave them a sign, saying: saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he, he: hold him fast.

26.49 And forthwith coming he came to Jesus, he said: and said, Hail, Rabbi. And he master; and kissed him.

26.50 And Jesus said to him: unto him, Friend, whereto wherefore art thou come? Then they came up, they, and laid hands on Jesus, Jesus and held took him.

26.51 And behold And, behold, one of them that which were with Jesus, stretching forth Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew out his sword: sword, and striking the struck a servant of the high priest, cut priest's, and smote off his ear.

26.52 Then said Jesus saith to him: unto him, Put up again thy sword into its his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

26.53 Thinkest thou that I cannot ask now pray to my Father, and he will shall presently give me presently more than twelve legions of angels?

26.54 How But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so thus it must be done? be?

26.55 In that same hour Jesus said Jesus to the multitudes: You are multitudes, Are ye come out as it were to against a robber thief with swords and clubs staves for to apprehend me. take me? I sat daily with you, you teaching in the temple, and you ye laid not hands no hold on me.

26.56 Now But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples all leaving forsook him, and fled.

26.57 But And they holding that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiphas Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients elders were assembled.

26.58 And But Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of off unto the high priest. And going priest's palace, and went in, he and sat with the servants, that he might to see the end.

26.59 And Now the chief priests priests, and elders, and all the whole council council, sought false witness against Jesus, that they might to put him to death: death;

26.60 And they But found not, whereas none: yea, though many false witnesses had come in. And came, yet found they none. At the last of all there came two false witnesses: witnesses,

26.61 And they said: said, This man fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it. build it in three days.

26.62 And the high priest rising up, arose, and said to him: unto him, Answerest thou nothing to the things nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

26.63 But Jesus held his peace. peace, And the high priest answered and said to him: unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if whether thou be the Christ Christ, the Son of God.

26.64 Jesus saith to him: unto him, Thou hast said it. Nevertheless said: nevertheless I say to unto you, hereafter you Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

26.65 Then the high priests priest rent his garments, saying: clothes, saying, He hath blasphemed; spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, behold, now you ye have heard the blasphemy: his blasphemy.

26.66 What think you? But they answering, said: ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

26.67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him: him; and others struck his face smote him with the palms of their hands,

26.68 Saying: Saying, Prophesy unto us, O thou Christ, who Who is he that struck smote thee?

26.69 But Now Peter sat without in the court: palace: and there came to him a servant maid, saying: damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean. of Galilee.

26.70 But he denied before them all, saying: saying, I know not what thou sayest.

26.71 And as when he went was gone out of into the gate, porch, another maid saw him, and she saith to said unto them that were there: there, This man also fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

26.72 And again he denied with an oath, I know do not know the man.

26.73 And after a little while they came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter: Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech doth discover bewrayeth thee.

26.74 Then he began he to curse and to swear that he knew swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

26.75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus Jesus, which he had said: said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou wilt shalt deny me thrice. And going forth, he went out, and wept bitterly.

Chapter 27

27.1 And when When the morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might Jesus to put him to death. death:

27.2 And when they brought had bound him, they led him bound, away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

27.3 Then Judas, who which had betrayed him, seeing when he saw that he was condemned, repenting repented himself, and brought back again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, elders,

27.4 Saying: Saying, I have sinned in betraying that I have betrayed the innocent blood. But And they said: said, What is that to us? look see thou to it. that.

27.5 And casting he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and departed, and went and hanged himself with an halter. himself.

27.6 But And the chief priests having taken took the pieces of silver, said: silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the corbona, treasury, because it is the price of blood.

27.7 And after they had consulted together, they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers. bury strangers in.

27.8 For this cause the Wherefore that field was called Haceldama, that is, called, The field of blood, even to unto this day.

27.9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias Jeremy the prophet, saying: saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, valued, whom they prized of the children of Israel. Israel did value;

27.10 And they gave them unto for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me.

27.11 And Jesus stood before the governor, governor: and the governor asked him, saying: saying, Art thou the king King of the Jews? And Jesus saith to him: said unto him, Thou sayest it. sayest.

27.12 And when he was accused by of the chief priests and ancients, elders, he answered nothing.

27.13 Then said Pilate saith to him: Dost not unto him, Hearest thou hear not how great testimonies many things they allege witness against thee?

27.14 And he answered him to never a word; so insomuch that the governor wondered exceedingly. marvelled greatly.

27.15 Now upon the solemn day at that feast the governor was accustomed wont to release to unto the people one a prisoner, whom they would.

27.16 And he they had then a notorious notable prisoner, that was called Barabbas.

27.17 They therefore being Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said: said unto them, Whom will you ye that I release to you, unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus that which is called Christ?

27.18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

27.19 And as When he was sitting in set down on the place of judgment, judgment seat, his wife sent to unto him, saying: saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man; man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

27.20 But the chief priests and ancients elders persuaded the people, multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away. destroy Jesus.

27.21 And the The governor answering, answered and said to them: unto them, Whether will you of the two to be released twain will ye that I release unto you? But they They said, Barabbas.

27.22 Pilate saith to them: unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus that which is called Christ? They all say all: unto him, Let him be crucified.

27.23 The And the governor said to them: said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: saying, Let him be crucified.

27.24 And When Pilate seeing saw that he prevailed could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water made, he took water, and washed his hands before the people, saying: multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you person: see ye to it.

27.25 And Then answered all the whole people answering, said: people, and said, His blood be upon us on us, and on our children.

27.26 Then he released to them Barabbas, he Barabbas unto them: and having when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him unto them to be crucified.

27.27 Then the soldiers of the governor taking took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered together unto him the whole band; band of soldiers.

27.28 And stripping him, they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet cloak about him. robe.

27.29 And platting when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing hand: and they bowed the knee before him, they and mocked him, saying: saying, Hail, king King of the Jews. Jews!

27.30 And spitting they spit upon him, they and took the reed, and struck his smote him on the head.

27.31 And after that they had mocked him, they took off the cloak robe off from him, and put on him his own garments, raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

27.32 And going as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: Simon by name: him they forced compelled to take up bear his cross.

27.33 And when they came to the were come unto a place that is called Golgotha, which that is the to say, a place of Calvary. a skull,

27.34 And they They gave him wine vinegar to drink mingled with gall. And gall: and when he had tasted, tasted thereof, he would not drink.

27.35 And after they had crucified him, they divided and parted his garments, casting lots; lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided parted my garments among them; them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

27.36 And sitting down they sat and watched him. him there;

27.37 And they put set up over his head his cause written: accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27.38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him two thieves: him, one on the right hand, and one another on the left.

27.39 And they that passed by, blasphemed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

27.40 And saying: Vah, thou saying, Thou that destroyest the temple of God, temple, and buildest it in three days dost rebuild it: days, save thy own self: if thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

27.41 In like manner Likewise also the chief priests, priests mocking him, with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said: elders, said,

27.42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the king King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

27.43 He trusted in God; let him now deliver him now, if he will have him; him: for he said: said, I am the Son of God.

27.44 And the selfsame thing the The thieves also, that which were crucified with him, reproached him with. cast the same in his teeth.

27.45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the whole earth, until land unto the ninth hour.

27.46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: saying, Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? lama sabachthani? that is, is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

27.47 And some Some of them that stood there and heard, said: there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

27.48 And immediately straightway one of them running ran, and took a sponge, spunge, and filled it with vinegar; vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

27.49 And the others said: The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver save him.

27.50 And Jesus Jesus, when he had cried again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

27.51 And behold And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two twain from the top even to the bottom, bottom; and the earth quaked, did quake, and the rocks were rent. rent;

27.52 And the graves were opened: opened; and many bodies of the saints that had which slept arose,

27.53 And coming came out of the tombs graves after his resurrection, came and went into the holy city, and appeared to unto many.

27.54 Now when the centurion centurion, and they that were with him him, watching Jesus, having seen saw the earthquake, and the those things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

27.55 And there were there many women were there beholding afar off, who had which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:

27.56 Among whom which was Mary Magdalen, Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Zebedees children.

27.57 And when it When the even was evening, come, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. Jesus' disciple:

27.58 He went to Pilate, and asked begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should to be delivered.

27.59 And when Joseph taking had taken the body, he wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth. cloth,

27.60 And laid it in his own new monument, tomb, which he had hewed hewn out in a rock. And the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, sepulchre, and went his way. departed.

27.61 And there was there Mary Magdalen, Magdalene, and the other Mary Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

27.62 And Now the next day, which that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to unto Pilate,

27.63 Saying: Saying, Sir, we have remembered, remember that that seducer deceiver said, while he was yet alive: alive, After three days I will rise again.

27.64 Command therefore that the sepulchre to be guarded made sure until the third day: day, lest perhaps his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say to unto the people: people, He is risen from the dead; and dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

27.65 Pilate saith to them: You said unto them, Ye have a guard; go, guard watch: go your way, make it as you know. sure as ye can.

27.66 And So they departing, went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards. a watch.

Chapter 28

28.1 And in In the end of the sabbath, when as it began to dawn towards toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen Magdalene and the other Mary, Mary to see the sepulchre.

28.2 And behold And, behold, there was a great earthquake. For an earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, came and rolled back the stone, stone from the door, and sat upon it.

28.3 And his His countenance was as like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. snow:

28.4 And for fear of him, him the guards were struck with terror, keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

28.5 And the angel answering, answered and said to unto the women: women, Fear not you; ye: for I know that you ye seek Jesus who Jesus, which was crucified.

28.6 He is not here, here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid. lay.

28.7 And going go quickly, and tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold risen from the dead; and, behold, he will go goeth before you into Galilee; there you shall ye see him. Lo, him: lo, I have foretold it to told you.

28.8 And they went out departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running joy; and did run to tell bring his disciples. disciples word.

28.9 And behold as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying: saying, All hail. But And they came up and took hold of his held him by the feet, and adored worshipped him.

28.10 Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there they shall they see me.

28.11 Who Now when they were departed, behold going, behold, some of the guards watch came into the city, and told shewed unto the chief priests all the things that had been were done.

28.12 And when they being were assembled together with the ancients, taking elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a great sum of large money to unto the soldiers,

28.13 Saying: Saying, Say you, ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away when while we were asleep. slept.

28.14 And if this come to the governor shall hear this, governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

28.15 So they taking took the money, and did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad saying is commonly reported among the Jews even unto until this day.

28.16 And Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, unto the into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

28.17 And seeing them when they adored: saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

28.18 And Jesus coming, spoke to came and spake unto them, saying: saying, All power is given to unto me in heaven and in earth.

28.19 Going Go ye therefore, and teach ye all nations; nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Ghost:

28.20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold and, lo, I am with you all days, alway, even to unto the consummation end of the world. Amen.