Most Popular Bible Verses in Matthew
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
"But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
"Pray, then, in this way: 'Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth.
Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.
"Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"
"This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."
"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
"For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.
The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
"Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';
"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
"When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.'
Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.
"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
"You have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER' and 'Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.'
"You have heard that it was said, 'AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.'
"Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
"For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"
"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
"These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.
"For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.
Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE,
"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,
"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
"For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.
"Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?
Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah.
Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other.
Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves.
As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
"For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."
'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;
for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.
"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
"And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory.
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
'Your kingdom come Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
When they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Then Jerusalem was going out to him, and all Judea and all the district around the Jordan;
And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?"
"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
"Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,
From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.
And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will."
"Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
That day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting by the sea.
Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him."
"It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE';
"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him.
"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.
But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.
"The second is like it, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
"Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.
"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.
"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"
These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;
And when Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, imploring Him,
Jesus said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also?
"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill.
"For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
"But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, sitting in the tax collector's booth; and He said to him, "Follow Me!" And he got up and followed Him.
Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon.
"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
"For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray."
Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
They said to Him, "Caesar's." Then He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."
and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."
"Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful slave You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.'
"But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.
'And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?"
"Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
"See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.
"Whenever you fast, do not put on a gloomy face as the hypocrites do, for they neglect their appearance so that they will be noticed by men when they are fasting Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'
"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
"You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'
He presented another parable to them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field;
And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments."
"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.
"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?
And Jesus said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
"For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
"Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
"If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
"Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.'
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
"From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
"Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A WALL AROUND IT AND DUG A WINE PRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: "HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES."
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
'Give us this day our daily bread.
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
"Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?
"So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them.
Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split.
"But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.'
"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.
"He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
"But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples.
"And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
"Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?"
After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.
Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!
While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live."
"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
"For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."
"Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once.
Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;
And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left."
When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;
When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, "This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves."
When He came to the other side into the country of the Gadarenes, two men who were demon-possessed met Him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so extremely violent that no one could pass by that way.
But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."
And Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him."
Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
"For all the prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near;
But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
"But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.
"Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God's interests, but man's."
But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and He healed them all,
"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?
nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
asking, "Teacher, Moses said, 'IF A MAN DIES HAVING NO CHILDREN, HIS BROTHER AS NEXT OF KIN SHALL MARRY HIS WIFE, AND RAISE UP CHILDREN FOR HIS BROTHER.'
"For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not drive it out?"
But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!"
He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him.
and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.
'Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest.
"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come.
and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me."
And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed that very moment.
But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."
yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet:
'Therefore take away the talent from him, and give it to the one who has the ten talents.'
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink?
"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
"HE WILL NOT QUARREL, NOR CRY OUT; NOR WILL ANYONE HEAR HIS VOICE IN THE STREETS.
"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
"The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;
And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
so that your fasting will not be noticed by men, but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
"Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved."
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
"You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.
"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
"But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face
"Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother;
"If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.
He said to them, "My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?
"And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
"AND IN HIS NAME THE GENTILES WILL HOPE."
"And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You."
"But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.
"A BATTERED REED HE WILL NOT BREAK OFF, AND A SMOLDERING WICK HE WILL NOT PUT OUT, UNTIL HE LEADS JUSTICE TO VICTORY.
"These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."
"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared.
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him."
and say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.'
Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples.
for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well."
After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.
After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
But John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?"
"The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.
Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.
They said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two fish."
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head.
And He said, "Bring them here to Me."
"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."
leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.
"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
"If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell.
"So you, too, outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
"And he said to them, 'An enemy has done this!' The slaves said to him, 'Do you want us, then, to go and gather them up?'
And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
"Truly I say to you, you will not come out of there until you have paid up the last cent.
"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'
"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;
And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
"The vine-growers took his slaves and beat one, and killed another, and stoned a third.
When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
"THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LAND OF NAPHTALI, BY THE WAY OF THE SEA, BEYOND THE JORDAN, GALILEE OF THE GENTILES--
"But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:
"Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
They said to Him, "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end, and will rent out the vineyard to other vine-growers who will pay him the proceeds at the proper seasons."
"Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men;
But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."
"Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
"THE PEOPLE WHO WERE SITTING IN DARKNESS SAW A GREAT LIGHT, AND THOSE WHO WERE SITTING IN THE LAND AND SHADOW OF DEATH, UPON THEM A LIGHT DAWNED."
"Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye?
Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed at once.
But the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
But when the crowd had been sent out, He entered and took her by the hand, and the girl got up.
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
"But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
And when they came to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull,
"Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you that the tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the kingdom of God before you.
After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Then a scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go."
So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
When Jesus came into the official's house, and saw the flute-players and the crowd in noisy disorder,
And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.
"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
"Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
"Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city,
"For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.
and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented."
And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.
And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--so that they might accuse Him.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."
Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father."
"If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges.
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out in fear.
Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.
When Peter said, "From strangers," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are exempt.
"Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
At that time two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.
Departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.
"Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
He said, "Yes." And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect customs or poll-tax, from their sons or from strangers?"
And Jesus said to him, "See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest and present the offering that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
"But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.
"A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE."
The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
"The slaves of the landowner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?'
and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
"So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.'
Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan.
"The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, 'I will, sir'; but he did not go.
"So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
"But when the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the tares became evident also.
And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds,
"For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not even feel remorse afterward so as to believe him.
Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep.
"My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:
"Last of all, the woman died.
and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets.
After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
"Therefore when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine-growers?"
He said, "Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep." And they began laughing at Him.
"What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David."
But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary.
"In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her."
and saying, "You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
This news spread throughout all that land.
and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
"But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"--then He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home."
So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
"But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
The demons began to entreat Him, saying, "If You are going to cast us out, send us into the herd of swine."
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!"
And sitting down, they began to keep watch over Him there.
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?"
"For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
"Or how can anyone enter the strong man's house and carry off his property, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
'I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB'? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet."
"But if that evil slave says in his heart, 'My master is not coming for a long time,'
"Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child's life are dead."
And He said to them, "What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
"But all this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures of the prophets." Then all the disciples left Him and fled.
Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
"But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.
"How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
"But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee."
"When the harvest time approached, he sent his slaves to the vine-growers to receive his produce.
"He saved others; He cannot save Himself He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.
"Nevertheless I say to you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you."
"They took him, and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
"But when the vine-growers saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.'
Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You." All the disciples said the same thing too.
And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.
Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa.
"So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.'
The disciples said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"
And some of the scribes said to themselves, "This fellow blasphemes."
His disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.
"But afterward he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, "Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?
When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away."
But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,
And He directed the people to sit down on the ground;
'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?'
"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk'?
Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.
or a bag for your journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.
'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?'
"But if you had known what this means, 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.
But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath."
"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, "By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"
"So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him.
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,
Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
"Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?
"What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures, 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone; THIS CAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES'?
And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"
"This is the one about whom it is written, 'BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER AHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.'
"Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?
When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"
and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day." And they were deeply grieved.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: "I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I WILL UTTER THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD."
While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him.
And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow;
Getting into a boat, Jesus crossed over the sea and came to His own city.
the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
"Behold, I have told you in advance.
"And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went.
Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN."
"For many are called, but few are chosen."
And the disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"
"If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, "Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven."
But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;
When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying,
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.
"Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.
"For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
"Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
"So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
When Jesus came into Peter's home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever.
"It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
And all the people said, "His blood shall be on us and on our children!"
While He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came up accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
Jesus answered them, "To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.
"Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
"Now when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and does not find it.
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you;
"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
and came and lived in a city called Nazareth This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: "He shall be called a Nazarene."
And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.
Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened."
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!"
But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick.
"But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.
Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.
"Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
"I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven;
"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.'
"Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.
But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
"The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'?
"Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
He remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON."
"Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.
"Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.
Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, 'I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED.'
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
"Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.
For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, "THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, 'MAKE READY THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE HIS PATHS STRAIGHT!'"
and said to Him, "Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?"
"But let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no'; anything beyond these is of evil.
"For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!'"
When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there.
"On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.
"His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons."
But Jesus answering said to him, "Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he permitted Him.
"At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."
HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion."
"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?
"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
"Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
["But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."]
"For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him.
"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed.
"But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "AND THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSE PRICE HAD BEEN SET by the sons of Israel;
"So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
"And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."
And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.
"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.
but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper,
"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?
"An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah." And He left them and went away.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you hear and see:
"But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.
And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
"And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name's sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.
After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand.
"He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
Seeing a lone fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it except leaves only; and He said to it, "No longer shall there ever be any fruit from you." And at once the fig tree withered.
When they came to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma tax came to Peter and said, "Does your teacher not pay the two-drachma tax?"
and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate,
"And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.
Among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, "You too were with Jesus the Galilean."
"They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.
["For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.]
Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
"It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
Now Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
And His disciples asked Him, "Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
"And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."
Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,
And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak;
Now in the morning, when He was returning to the city, He became hungry.
"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
"Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
"And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
"SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, 'BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.'"
"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
"But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children,
"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."
"For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.
And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.
"But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath.
"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet cast into the sea, and gathering fish of every kind;
When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
"But he said, 'No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them.
Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
"Others fell on the rocky places, where they did not have much soil; and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
Then the devil took Him into the holy city and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple,
["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
"And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
and said, "What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?" And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him.
"Then THE RIGHTEOUS WILL SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father He who has ears, let him hear.
"Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!
And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."
Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;
"For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother."
The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!"
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls,
As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him.
"For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
"BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES.
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this Man's blood; see to that yourselves."
"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
"For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
And He answered and said, "Elijah is coming and will restore all things;
and said to Him, "Do You hear what these children are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF'?"
"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them,
"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,
After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses;
"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples,
"Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
"For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.
"But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'"
"Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
Now when Jesus saw a crowd around Him, He gave orders to depart to the other side of the sea.