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