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But Peter was sitting without in the court; and a maid servant came to him, and said: You also were with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what you say. And when he went out into the entrance, an other maid-servant saw him, and said to those who were there: This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene. read more.
And again he denied, with an oath: I know not the man. After a little while, those who stood by came and said to Peter: Of a truth you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you. Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word which. Jesus had spoken to him: Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

And those who took Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders had come together. But Peter followed him, at a distance, to the palace of the chief priest, and went in and sat with the attendants, to see the end.

And while Peter was in the court below, one of the maid servants of the chief priest came; and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said: You also were with Jesus the Nazarene. But he denied, saying: I neither know, nor understand what you say. And he went out into the entrance, and the cock crew. read more.
And the maid-servant saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by: This man is one of them. He again denied. And again, after a little while, those who stood by said to Peter: Surely, you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech is like theirs. But he began to curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of whom you speak. And immediately the cock crew the second time. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken to him: Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. And when he thought upon it, he wept.

And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Then they said to him: Are not you also one of his disciples? He denied, and said: I am not. One of the servants of the chief priest, who was a kinsman of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said: Did I not see you in the garden with him? Then Peter denied again. And immediately the cock crew.

And they led Jesus away to the chief priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him, at a distance, even into the palace of the chief priest, and sat with the attendants, and warmed himself at the fire.

And they took him, and led him away, and brought him into the house of the chief priest. But Peter followed at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat down in the midst of them. And a certain maid-servant saw him sitting by the fire; and, looking intently at him, she said: This man also was with him. read more.
But he denied, saying: "Woman, I know him not. And after a little, another saw him, and said: You also are one of them. Peter replied: Man, I am not. And about one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth, this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean. But Peter said: Man, I know not what you say. And immediately, while he was speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, that he had said to him, Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. And Peter went out and wept bitterly.

and led him first to Annas; for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was chief priest that year. It was Caiaphas who had given counsel to the Jews, that it was profitable that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. And that other disciple was acquainted with the chief priest, and he went in with Jesus into the palace of the chief priest. read more.
But Peter stood without near the door. Then the other disciple, who was acquainted with the chief priest, went out and spoke to the door-keeper, and brought Peter in. Then the maid-servant who kept the door said to Peter: Are you not also one of the disciples of this man? He said: I am not. And the servants and the attendants, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold, were standing and warming them selves. And Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.


And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them: You have brought to me this man as one that turns the people away; and behold, I have examined him before you, and have found in this man no fault, with respect to the things of which you accuse him; nor indeed did Herod; for I sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by him. read more.
I will, therefore, chastise him, and release him. For it was necessary that he should release to them one at the feast. And the whole multitude cried out, saying: Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas. He, for a certain seditious movement that had been made in the city, and for murder, had been thrown into prison. Therefore Pilate, desiring to release Jesus, again called to them. But they answered, saying: Crucify, crucify him. He said to them the third time: Why, what evil has he done? I have found nothing in him worthy of death. I will, therefore, chastise him, and release him. But they were urgent with loud voices, demanding that he should be crucified. And their voices, and those of the chief priests, prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they demanded. And he released him that for a seditious movement, and for murder, had been thrown into prison, whom they demanded; but Jesus, he delivered up to their will.

Now at the feast, the governor was in the habit of releasing to the multitude one prisoner, whom they chose. They then had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore, while they were together, Pilate said to them: Which do you wish me to release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ? read more.
For he knew that through envy they had delivered him up. While he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered much to-day in a dream, because of him. But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitude to ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said to them: Which of the two do you wish me to release to you? They replied: Barabbas. Pilate said to them: What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all said to him: Let him be crucified. But the governor said: Why, what evil has he done? But they cried vehemently, saying: Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he gained nothing, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, and said: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; you will see to it. And all the people answered and said: His blood be upon us and upon our children. Then he released to them Barabbas; but after he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him up to be crucified.

Now it was his custom to release to them, at the feast, one prisoner, whomever they desired. And there was one called Barabbas, lying bound with his fellow-insurgents, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude cried out, and began to ask him to do as he had always done for them. read more.
But Pilate answered them, saying: Do you wish me to release to you the King of the Jews? For he knew that, through envy, the chief priests had delivered him up. But the chief priests instigated the multitude, that he should rather release Barabbas to them. And Pilate answered and said again to them: What, then, do you wish me to do with him whom you call the King of the Jews? They again cried out: Crucify him. But Pilate said to them: Why, what evil has he done? But they cried vehemently: Crucify him. And Pilate, willing to gratify the multitude, released to them Barabbas; and delivered Jesus, after he had scourged him, to be crucified.

But you have a custom, that I release to you one during the passover. Are you willing, then, that I should release to you the king of the Jews? They all, then, cried out, saying: Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

Then Pilate, therefore, took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorn-branches, and put it upon his head; and they put on him a purple robe, and said: Hail, King of the Jews. And they struck him with their open hands. read more.
Then Pilate came out again, and said to them: Behold, I bring him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in him. Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorn branches, and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them: Be hold the man! When the chief priests and their attendants saw him, they cried out, saying: Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said to them: Do you take him and crucify him; for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered: We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. Then, when Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid; and he went into the governor's palace again, and said to Jesus: Whence are you? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then Pilate said to him: Do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to crucify you, and authority to release you? Jesus answered: You could have no authority over me, had it not been given you from above. Therefore, he that delivered me to you, has the greater sin. After this Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If you release this man, you are not Caesar's friend. Every one that makes himself a king, speaks against Caesar Then Pilate, when he heard that word, led Jesus out, and sat on the judgment-seat, in a place called the Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha; it was the preparation for the passover, and about the third hour; and he said to the Jews, Behold your king! But they cried out: Away with him, away with him; crucify him! Pilate said to them: Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered: "We have no king but Caesar Then he, therefore, delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away.


And while Peter was in the court below, one of the maid servants of the chief priest came; and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said: You also were with Jesus the Nazarene. But he denied, saying: I neither know, nor understand what you say. And he went out into the entrance, and the cock crew. read more.
And the maid-servant saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by: This man is one of them. He again denied. And again, after a little while, those who stood by said to Peter: Surely, you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech is like theirs. But he began to curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of whom you speak. And immediately the cock crew the second time. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken to him: Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. And when he thought upon it, he wept.

And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people. He that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: The one that I shall kiss is he; hold him fast. And immediately he came to Jesus, and said: Hail, Rabbi! and kissed him. read more.
Jesus said to him: Friend, for what purpose have you come? Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him fast. And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear. Then Jesus said to him: Put back your sword into its place; for all that take the sword, shall perish by the sword. Do you think that I can not now call upon my Father, and he would cause more than twelve legions of angels to stand by me? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? At the same time Jesus said to the multitudes: Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I sat daily with you in the temple and taught, and you did not take me. All this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

And immediately, while he was yet speaking, came Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: The one that I shall kiss, is he; take him, and lead him away securely. And when he came, he immediately went up to him and said: Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him. read more.
And they laid their hands on him and took him. And one of those who were standing by, drew a sword, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answering, said to them: Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I was daily with you in the temple, and taught, and you did not take me; but this is so, that the scriptures may be fulfilled. And they all forsook him and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, who had a linen garment around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him; and he left the linen garment, and fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the chief priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him, at a distance, even into the palace of the chief priest, and sat with the attendants, and warmed himself at the fire.

And while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and came near to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him: Judas, do you deliver up the Son of man with a kiss? When those who were about him saw what would be done, they said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword? read more.
And a certain one of them struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said: Let this matter proceed thus far. And he touched his ear and healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests, and the captains of the temple, and the elders that had come against him: Have you come out with swords and clubs, as against a robber? While I was daily with you in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.

And Judas, who delivered him up, also knew the place, because Jesus often went thither with his disciples. Judas, then, having received the band of soldiers and attendants from the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with torches and lamps and weapons. Then Jesus, knowing all things that were coming upon him, went forth, and said to them: Whom do you seek? read more.
They answered him: Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said to them: I am he. Judas, also, who delivered him up, was standing among them. Then, when he said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Then he asked them again: "Whom do you seek? They said: Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus answered: I have told you that I am he. If, then, you seek me, let these go away. This he said, that the word might be fulfilled which he had spoken: Of those whom thou hast given me; I have lost none. Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his right ear. The name of the servant was Malchus. Then Jesus said to Peter: Put up your sword into its scabbard. Shall I not drink the cup that my Father has given me? Then the band of soldiers, and the officer, and the attend ants of the Jews, took Jesus and bound him,


Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord-? Are you not my work in the Lord?


And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen you, that you should know his will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of his mouth;

But arise, and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness of the things which you have seen, and of those in which I will appear to you,

And on the following night, the Lord stood by him, and said: Take courage; for as you have testified of me in Jerusalem, so must you testify also in Rome.

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and suddenly there shone round about him a light from heaven. And when he had fallen to the earth, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? He answered: "Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said: I am Jesus, whom you persecute. read more.
But rise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do. The men who journeyed with him stood amazed; for they heard a voice, but saw no one. And Saul arose from the earth, and when his eyes were opened, he saw no one; but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Now there was a certain disciple in Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision: Ananias. He answered: Behold me, Lord. And the Lord said to him: Arise, and go into the street that is called Straight, and in quire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus: for behold, he is praying; and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias, coming in and laying his hand on him, that he may receive his sight. But Ananias answered: Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he has done to thy saints in Jerusalem; and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name. But the Lord said to him: Go; for he is a vessel chosen by me to bear my name before nations and kings, and the sons of Israel. For I will show him what great things he must suffer for my name. And Ananias went, and entered the house, and laying his hands on him, said: Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.


and saw him saying to me, Make haste, and depart quickly from Jerusalem, for they will not receive your testimony concerning me.


When Jesus had spoken these things, he went out with his disciples beyond the brook Kedron, where was. a garden, which he and his disciples entered.

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples: Sit here, till I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be in deep distress and anguish of soul. Then Jesus said to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death; remain here, and watch with me. read more.
And he went forward a little, and fell on his face in prayer, saying: My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not as I will, but as thou willest. And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter: Was it so, that you had not strength to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit is, willing, but the flesh is weak. Again, a second time, he went away, and prayed, saying: My Father, if this cup cannot pass from me, unless I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. Then he came to his disciples, and said to them: Bleep what time is left, and take your rest; behold, the hour draws near, and the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up is at hand.

And they came to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples: Sit here, while I pray. And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be in dismay and anguish of soul. And he said to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow, even to death; remain here, and watch. read more.
And he went forward a little, and fell upon the ground, and prayed, that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him; and he said: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; let this cup pass from me: but not what I will, but what thou wiliest. And he came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter: Simon, do you sleep? Had you not strength to watch one hour? Watch, and pray, all of you, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same thing. And he returned, and found them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. And he came the third time, and said to them: Sleep the remaining time, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up draws near.

And after he had gone out, he went, according to custom, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them: Pray, that you enter not into temptation. And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and kneeled down, and prayed, read more.
saying: Father, if thou art willing that this cup should pass from me yet, not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, to strengthen him. And he was in agony, and prayed more earnestly. And his sweat was like great drops of blood falling to the ground. And he arose from prayer, and came to his disciples, and found them asleep for sorrow. And he said to them: Why do you sleep? Arise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.


When the evening had come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph; and he also was a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in clean linen, read more.
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb. On the morrow, which was the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, and said: Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will arise. Therefore, command that the sepulcher be made safe till the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people, He has risen from the dead; and the last error will be worse than the first. Pilate said to them: You have a guard; go, make it as safe as you know how. And they went and made the sepulcher safe, by placing a seal upon the stone, and setting the guard.

And when the evening had come, because it was the preparation, which is the eve of the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable counselor, who was himself looking for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. But Pilate was astonished that he was already dead; and having called the centurion to him, he inquired of him whether he had been any while dead. read more.
And having learned the fact from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher that had been hewed out of a rock: and he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulcher. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor, a good and a just man; (he had not given his consent to their counsel and deed;) he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, and he himself also waited for the kingdom of God: this man came to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. read more.
And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that had been hewed in rock, in which no one had yet been laid. And the day was the preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. And the women that had come with him from Galilee followed after and saw the sepulcher, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointment; and they rested on the sabbath, according to the commandment.

Then the Jews, as it was the preparation, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for that sabbath day was a great day, besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken down. Then came the soldiers and broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs: read more.
but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear; and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true, and he knows that he speaks the truth, that you may believe; for these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled: A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another scripture says: They shall look on him whom they pierced. And after this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate gave him permission. He then came and took away the body of Jesus. Then came Nicodemus also, (who, at the first, had come to Jesus by night,) bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths, with the spices, according to the Jewish custom of burying. Now, in the place where he was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. There, then, on account of the preparation-day of the Jews, they laid Jesus, for the tomb was near.


And as they were eating, he said: Verily I say to you, One of you will deliver me up. And they were very sad, and began each one of them to say to him: Lord, is it I? He answered and said: He that dips his hand with me in the dish, will deliver me up. read more.
The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man, if he had not been born. And Judas, who delivered him up, answered and said: Rabbi, is it I? He replied: You have said.

And while they were reclining at table, and were eating, Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, One of you, he that eats with me, will deliver me up. And they began to be sad, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? He answered and said to them: It is one of the twelve, he that dips with me into the dish. read more.
The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.

But, behold, the hand of him that delivers me up is with me on the table. And the Son of man goes, as it is determined; but alas for that man by whom he is delivered up. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it could be that was about to do this thing.

When Jesus had spoken these things, he was troubled in spirit, and testified and said: Verily, verily I say to you, that one of you will deliver me up. Then the disciples looked at one another, doubting of whom he spoke. There was reclining on the bosom of Jesus, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. read more.
Then Simon Peter beckoned to this one, that he should inquire who it was of whom he spoke. And he that was reclining on Jesus breast, said to him: Lord, who is it? Jesus answered: It is he to whom I shall give this morsel after I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the morsel was given, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him: What you do, do quickly. But none of those who reclined at table with him knew for what purpose he said this to him. For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy what we need for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. Then, on receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night.


And when they had derided him, they took off the cloak from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they were going out, they found a man of Gyrene, named Simon: this man they compelled to carry his cross. And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, which, when translated, is the place of a skull, read more.
they gave him vine gar to drink, mingled with gall; and when he had tasted it, he refused to drink.

And when they had derided him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compelled one Simon, a Cyrenian, (the father of Alexander and Eufus,) who was passing by, coming in from the country, to bear his cross. And they brought him to the place Golgotha, which is, when translated, the place of a skull. read more.
And they gave him wine mingled with myrrh, to drink: but he did not receive it.

And as they led him away, they laid hold of Simon, a certain Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might carry it after Jesus. And there followed him a great number of the people, and of women that bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turned, and said to them, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. read more.
For, behold, the days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that 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 the green tree, what shall be done in the dry? And two others, who were evil-doers, were led out to be put to death with him.

Then he, therefore, delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And, bearing his cross, he went forth into a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called, in Hebrew, Golgotha,


When the morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus, that they might put him to death. And they bound him and led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying: Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus replied to him: You say it. And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer. Then Pilate said to him: Do you not hear how many things they testify against you? read more.
And he gave him answer to not one word, so that the governor was greatly astonished.

And forthwith in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin, having held a consultation, and having bound Jesus, led him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him: Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering, said: You say it. And the chief priests accused him of many things. read more.
Pilate again asked him, saying: Do you make no answer? See, how many things they testify against you. But Jesus gave no further answer; so that Pilate was astonished.

And the whole number of them arose, and led him away to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying: We found this man turning the people away, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king. And Pilate asked him, saying: Are you the king of the Jews? He answered and said to him: You say it. read more.
Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find no fault in this man. But they became the more urgent, and said: He ex cites the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, be ginning from Galilee to this place.

Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the governor's pal ace. It was the morning hour. And, in order that they might not be denied, but that they might eat the passover, they did not go into the governor's palace. Then Pilate came out to them, and said: What accusation do you bring against this man? They answered and said to him: If this man were not an evil-doer, we would not have delivered him to you. read more.
Then Pilate said to them: Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law. Then the Jews said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any one to death; that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying by what death he was about to die. Then Pilate again entered the governor's palace, and called Jesus, and said to him: Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus answered him: Do you say this of yourself, or did others speak to you of me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Your own nation, and the chief priests have delivered you to me; what have you done? Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not hence. Then Pilate said to him: You are a king, then? Jesus answered; You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I born, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might testify to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, hears my voice. Pilate said to him: What is truth? And when he had said this, he again came out to the Jews, and said to them: I find no fault in him.


And the chief priests and the elders, and the whole Sanhedrin, sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none. Though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. At last two false witnesses came, and said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. read more.
And the chief priest arose, and said to him: Do you make no answer? What do these testify against you? But Jesus remained silent. And the chief priest answered and said to him: I adjure you, by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God? Jesus said to him: You have said. Moreover, I say to you, Hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the Almighty, and coming upon the clouds of heaven. Then the chief priest rent his clothes, and said: He has spoken impiously; what further need have we of witnesses? See now, you have heard his impious words: What think you? They answered and said: He is a subject for death. Then did they spit in his face, and strike him with their fists; some struck him with the open hand, and said: Give a response to us, Christ: Who is he that struck you?

And the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin sought for testimony against Jesus, in order to put him to death, and found none. For many testified falsely against him, and their testimony did not agree. And some rose up, and testified falsely against him, saying: read more.
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands. And not even in this did their testimony agree. And the chief priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying: Do you make no answer? What do these testify against you? But he was silent, and made no answer. Again, the chief priest asked him, and said to him: Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? Jesus replied: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the Almighty, and coming with the clouds of heaven. And the chief priest rent his clothes, and said: What further need have we of witnesses? You have heard his impious speech. What think you? They all condemned him to be a subject of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with their fists, and to say to him: Give a response. And the attendants struck him with their open hands.

And the men that had Jesus in custody mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying: Give a response; who is it that struck you? And many other impious things they said to him. read more.
And when it was day, the elders of the people, the chief priests also and scribes, met together, and led him up to the Sanhedrin, and said: If you are the Christ, tell us. But he said to them: If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I also ask you a question, you will not answer me, nor let me go. Henceforth the Son of man shall sit on the right hand of the power of God. And they all said: You are, then, the Son of God? He said to them: You say that I am. They replied: What further need have we of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.

Then the chief priest questioned Jesus concerning his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered him: I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews come together, and in secret I have spoken nothing. Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard, what things I said to them. Behold, they know what I have said.


And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothing among themselves, by casting the lot. And they sat down and watched him there. And they placed above his head the charge that was made against him, written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. read more.
Then were two robbers crucified with him; one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And they that passed by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying: You that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself; if you are the Son of God, come down from the cross. In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, derided him, and said: He saved others; himself he can not save. If he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he delights in him; for he said: I am the Son of God. The robbers also that were crucified with him, uttered the same reproaches against him. From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land till the ninth hour. But about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamah sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, said: This man calls for Elijah. And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and having filled it with vinegar, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink. The rest said: Wait, let us see if Elijah is coming to save him. And Jesus again cried with a loud voice, and gave up his spirit. And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in two from top to bottom. And the earth did shake, and the rocks were rent: and the sepulchers were opened, and many bodies of the saints that slept, arose. And they came out of their sepulchers after his resurrection, and entered the holy city, and appeared to many. Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and what was done, were greatly afraid, and said: Of a truth, this was the Son of God. Many women that had followed Jesus from Galilee, and had ministered to him, were there, looking on from a distance. Among these was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among themselves, casting lots for them, what each one should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription containing his accusation was written above him: THE KING OF THE JEWS. read more.
And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which says: And he was numbered with transgressors. And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying: Aha! you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross. Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes, speaking in derision one to another, said: He saved others; himself he can not save. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. Those also who were crucified with him, reproached him. And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land, till the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabachthani? which is, when translated, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said: Behold, he calls for Elijah. And one ran, and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying: Wait; let us see if Elijah is coming to take him down. But Jesus, having cried with a loud voice, gave up his spirit. And the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion that was standing opposite him, saw that he thus cried out, and gave up his spirit, he said: Truly, this man was the Son of God. And there were, at a distance, women also, looking on; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome; who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and many other women, who had come up with him to Jerusalem.

And when they came to the place called Skull, they there crucified him and the evil-doers; one on the right, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And dividing his clothing into parts, they cast lots. And the people stood and looked on. And the rulers, with them scoffed at him, saying: He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Christ, the chosen of God. read more.
The soldiers also derided him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, and saying: If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself. And a superscription was also written over him in Greek and in Roman and in Hebrew letters, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the evil-doers that were hanged reviled him, saying: If you are the Christ, save yourself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Do you not fear God, since you are in the same condemnation? And we justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong. And he said to Jesus: remember me, Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him: Verily I say to you, to-day you shall be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land till the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And when he had said this, he gave up his spirit. When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying: Truly, this was a righteous man. And all the multitudes that had come together to that sight, when they saw what was done, returned, smiting their breasts. And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance looking on these things.

where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side, and Jesus in the middle. And Pilate wrote a superscription, and put it on the cross; and the writing was, JESUS THE NAZABENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Therefore many of the Jews read this superscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city. And it was written in Hebrew and in Greek and in Latin. read more.
Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pi late: Write not, The king of the Jews; but, that he said, I am the king of the Jews. Pilate answered: What I have writ ten, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his clothing, and made four parts, to each soldier a part; and they took his coat also. Now his coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. Then they said, one to another, let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be. This was done that the scripture might be fulfilled, which says: They divided my clothing among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. The soldiers, therefore, did these things. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. Then Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, said to his mother: Woman, behold your son. Then he said to the disciple: Behold your mother. And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst. Now a vessel full of vinegar had been set there; and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon a hyssop-stalk, and put it to his mouth. Therefore, when Jesus had received the vinegar, he said: It is finished. And he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.


And when they drew near to Jerusalem, as far as Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat. Loose him and bring him. And if any say to you: "Why are you doing this? say that the Lord has need of him; and he will immediately send him hither. read more.
And they went and found the colt tied near the door without, in the street. And they loosed him. And some of those who were standing there, said to them: Why are you loosing the colt? And they said to them as Jesus had commanded; and they gave them permission. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and put their mantles upon him, and he sat on him. And many spread their mantles in the road, and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the road. And those who went before, and those who followed after, cried, saying: Hosanna. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our Father David. Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked around on all things, the hour being now late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and had come to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them: Go into the village opposite to you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them to me. And if any one say any thing to you, you shall reply: The Lord has need of them: and he will immediately send them. read more.
All this was done, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king comes to you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass and the colt, and put their mantles on them, and caused him to sit upon them. And a very great multitude spread their mantles in the road: and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the road. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed after, cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was moved, and said: Who is this? And the multitude said: This is Jesus the prophet, that is from Nazareth of Galilee.

And it came to pass, that, when he came near to Bethphage and Bethany, to the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying: Go into the opposite village, in which, when you enter, you will find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat. Loose him, and bring him. And if any one ask you why you loose him, thus shall you say to him: The Lord has need of him. read more.
And those who were sent, went, and found as he had said to them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of him said to them: Why do you loose the colt? They replied: The Lord has need of him. And they brought him to Jesus, and threw their mantles upon the colt, and set Jesus on him. And as he was going on, they spread their mantles in the road. And when he was now near the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God, with a loud voice, for all the mighty deeds which they had seen, saying: Blessed is the king that comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude, said to him: Teacher, rebuke your disciples. And he answered, and said to them: I say to you, that if these had been silent, the stones would have cried out. And when he came near, he looked upon the city, and wept over it, saying: Hadst thou known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which were for thy peace! But now, they are hid from thy eyes. For the days will come upon thee, when thy enemies will throw up a mound about thee, and inclose thee around, and keep thee in on every side, and will destroy thee and thy children within thee, and will not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

On the next day, a great multitude that had come to the feast, having heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, took branches of palm-trees, and went out to meet him, and cried: Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat upon him, as it is written: read more.
Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king comes, sitting on the colt of an ass. His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. The multitude therefore that was with him, testified that he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead. For this reason, also, the multitude met him, be cause they had heard that he had done this sign. Then the Pharisees said among themselves: You see that you gain nothing. Behold, the world has gone after him.


And when Jesus heard of it, he withdrew from that place, by ship, into a desert place apart: and the multitudes, when they heard of his departure, followed him, on foot, from the cities. And when Jesus came out, he saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion for them, and cured their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, and said: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food. read more.
But Jesus said to them: They need not go away; do you give them food. They said to him: We have here but five loaves and two fishes. He said: Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitudes to recline upon the grass: and he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke, and gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the multitudes. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what remained of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

And the apostles came together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. And he said to them: Come yourselves privately into a desert place, and rest awhile. For there were many coming and going, and they had not leisure even to eat. And they went away, by ship, into a desert place, privately. read more.
And many saw them departing, and recognized him; and they ran thither on foot from all the cities, and went before them, and came together to him. And when Jesus came out, he saw a great multitude, and had compassion on them, because they were as sheep that had no shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. And when much of the day was now spent, his disciples came to him, and said: This is a desert place, and much of the day is now spent; send them away, that they may go into the country and the villages round about, and buy bread for them selves: for they have nothing to eat. He answered and said to them: Do you give them food. And they said to him: Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them food? He said to them: How many loaves have you? Go and see. And when they had learned, they said: Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all recline in table parties upon the green grass. And they reclined in oblong squares, by hundreds, and by fifties. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed; and he broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to place before them. And he divided the two fishes among them all. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces, and of the fishes. And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.

And the apostles returned, and told him all "that they had done. And he took them, and withdrew privately to a desert place, that belonged to a city called Bethsaida. But the multitudes knew it, and followed him; and he received them, and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing. And the day began to decline; and the twelve came and said to him: Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and the country round about, and lodge, and find food; for we are here in a desert place. read more.
But he said to them: Do you give them food. They replied: We have nothing but five loaves and two fishes, unless we go and buy food for all these people. For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them recline in companies of fifty. And they did so, and made them all recline. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke, and gave them to the disciples, to set before the multitude. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and there was taken up what remained to them of the broken pieces, twelve baskets.

After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they had seen the signs which he did in the case of the sick. And Jesus went up into the mountain, and sat there with his disciples. read more.
And the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus, lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to him, said to Philip: Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? But this he said to try him; for he himself knew what he was about to do. Philip answered him: Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not enough for them, that each may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him: There is a lad here that has five barley loaves, and two little fishes; but what are these among so many? But Jesus said: Make die men recline. Now, there was much grass in the place. So the men reclined, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks, distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those who had reclined; and in like manner of the fishes, as much as they wished. And when they were satisfied, he said to his disciples: Gather up the broken pieces which remain, that nothing be lost. Then they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the broken pieces of the five barley loaves, which remained after they had eaten. Then the men, after having seen the sign which Jesus did, said: This is, in truth, the prophet that was to come into the world.


And behold, there had been a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord having descended from heaven, came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning, and his raiment was white as snow. From fear of him the keepers did shake and become like dead men. read more.
But the angel answered and said to the women: Fear not; for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples, that he has risen from the dead: and behold, he goes before you into Galilee. There you shall see him. Lo, I have told you. And they went out quickly from the sepulcher, with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And as they were going to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying: Hail! And they came and laid hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not; go, tell my brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me. While they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that were done. And when they came together with the elders, they held a consultation, and gave much money to the soldiers, saying: Say that his disciples came by night and stole him away, while we were asleep. And if this shall be heard in the presence of the governor, we will persuade him, and make you secure. And they took the money, and did as they were taught. And their report of this matter is everywhere published among the Jews to this day.

And when the sabbath had passed, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early, on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they came to the sepulcher. And they said among themselves: Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulcher? read more.
for it was very great. And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. And they entered the sepulcher, and saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe: and they were frightened. But he said to them: Be not frightened; you seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here: see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he goes before you into Galilee; there you shall see him, as he told you. And they went out, and fled from the sepulcher; for trembling and astonishment seized upon them. And they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid. Now when Jesus had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. And she went and told it to those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And though they heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, they did not believe.

And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared; and with them came certain others. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher; and they entered in, but found not the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
And it came to pass, while they were much perplexed at this, behold, two men stood by them in shining raiment. And while they feared and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them: Why seek you among the dead for him that lives? He is not here, but he has risen; remember that he spoke to you while 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 again. And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulcher, and told all these things to the eleven and to the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, that told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. But Peter arose and ran to the sepulcher, and stooping down, he saw the linen clothes lying by themselves; and he departed, wondering in himself at that which had come to pass.

And early on the first day of the week, while it was yet dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they have laid him. Then Peter and the other disciple went out, and came to the tomb. read more.
And the two ran together; and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb; and he stooped down and saw the linen cloths lying, but he did not go in. Then came Simon Peter, following him; and he went into the tomb, and saw the linen cloths lying, and the handkerchief that had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded in a place by itself. Then, therefore, the other disciple, who came first to the tomb, went in, and saw, and believed. For, as yet, they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went away again by them selves. But Mary stood without near the tomb, weeping; and as she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb, and saw two angels in white raiment, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the foot, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they said to her: Woman, why do you weep? She said to them: They have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. Having said this, she turned back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her: "Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek? Supposing that it was the gardener, she said to him: Sir, if you have taken him hence, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus said to her: Mary. She turned, and said to him: Rabboni; which is, translated, Teacher. Jesus said to her: Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God. Mary Magdalen came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.



And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and his fame went throughout the whole of that region.

But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

And after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee; for Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. Therefore, when he came into Galilee, the Galileans received him, because they had seen all things that he had done in Jerusalem during the feast; for they them selves had gone to the feast.


At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus; and he said to his servants: This is John The Immerser; he has risen from the dead; and for this reason the powers of the spiritual world are active within him.

But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. Wherefore he promised, with an oath, to give her whatever she would ask. And being previously instigated by her mother, she said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Immerser? read more.
And the king was grieved: but on account of his oath, and those who reclined at table with him, he commanded it to be given. And he sent and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a dish, and given to the maiden: and she carried it to her mother. And his disciples came and took away the body, and buried it; and went and told Jesus.

And Herod the king heard of him, for his name had be come known; and he said: John the Immerser has risen from the dead, and for this reason, the powers of the spiritual world are active within him. Others said: He is Elijah. Others said: He is a prophet like one of the prophets. But when Herod heard of him, he said: John, whom I beheaded, has risen from the dead.

And a suitable day having come, when Herod, on his birth day, made a supper for his great men, and his chief officers, and the first men of Galilee; and the daughter of this Herodias having come in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests, the king said to the maiden: Ask me what you will, and I will give it to you. And he swore to her: What ever you ask, I will give you, to the half of my kingdom. read more.
But she went out, and said to her mother: What shall I ask? She replied: The head of John the Immerser. And she came in immediately, with haste, to the king, and made her request, saying: I desire that you give me, at once, in a dish, the head of John the Immerser. And the king was very sad; yet, on account of his oath and his guests, he would not reject her. And the king immediately sent one of his guards, and commanded his head to be brought. And he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish, and gave it to the maiden; and the maiden gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took away his body, and laid it in a tomb.

And Herod the tetrarch heard of all things that were done by him; and he was perplexed, because it was said by some, that John had risen from the dead; and by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that a prophet of ancient times had risen again. And Herod said: John I have beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.


He answered and said: He that dips his hand with me in the dish, will deliver me up.



And while they were reclining at table, and were eating, Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, One of you, he that eats with me, will deliver me up. And they began to be sad, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? He answered and said to them: It is one of the twelve, he that dips with me into the dish. read more.
The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.


And he said to them: Verily I say to you, There are some of these standing here who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God come in power.

From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and be raised again the third day. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying: Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee. But he turned and said to Peter: Get behind me, adversary; you are a snare to me: for you are not thinking of the things of God; but of the things of men. read more.
Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one determines to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, but lose his own life? Or, what will a man give as the ransom of his life? For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he will reward every one according to his deeds. Verily I say to you, There are some standing here that shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and after three days rise again. And he spoke this saying plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But he turned about, and, looking on his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying: Get behind me, adversary: for you are not thinking of the things of God, but of the things of men. read more.
And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them: Whoever determines to follow after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake and the gospel s, shall save it. For what will it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and lose his own life? Or, what will a man give as a ransom for his life? For whoever will be ashamed of me, and my words, in this sinful and adulterous generation, of him the Son of man also will be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels.

saying: The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and be raised the third day. And he said to them all: If any one determines to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and fol low me. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall save it. read more.
For what will it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and destroy himself, or be lost? For whoever will be ashamed of me and my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in his own glory; and that of the Father, and of the holy angels. But I say to you, of a truth, there are some of these who stand here that shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.


Afterward he appeared to the eleven as they reclined at table; and he reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen. And he said to them: Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is immersed, shall be saved; he that believes not, shall be condemned. read more.
And these signs shall attend those who believe. In my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and, if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

And while they were speaking of these things, Jesus him self stood in the midst of them, and said to them: Peace be to you. But they were terrified and frightened, and thought that they saw a spirit. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? read more.
See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have. And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they did not believe as yet for joy, and were astonished, he said to them: Have you any thing here to eat? And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of a honey comb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said to them: These are the words that I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled that are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their mind, that they might understand the scriptures, and he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus was it necessary that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you. But do you remain in the city of Jerusalem, till you be clothed with power from on high.

Then, on that day, the first day of the week, when it was evening, and the doors of the house in which the disciples were assembled had been closed for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced, when they saw the Lord. Then Jesus said to them again: Peace be to you. As my Father has sent me, so I send you. read more.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them: Receive the Holy Spirit. Whosever sins you forgive, they are forgiven them: whosever sins you retain, they are retained.


Then the Pharisees went and held a consultation, that they might entrap him in his words. And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying: Teacher, we know that you are true, and that you teach the way of God in truth, and care not for any one: for you do not look upon the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? read more.
But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said to them: "Why do you tempt me, hypocrites? Show me the tribute-money. And they brought him a denarius. And he said to them: Whose image and superscription is this? They said to him: Caesar's. Then he said to them: Give, therefore, to Caesar the things that are Caesar s, and to God the things that are God s. And when they heard it, they were astonished, and left him, and went away.

And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might entrap him in his words. And they came and said to him: Teacher, we know that you are true, and that you care for no one; for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Must we give, or must we not give? But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them: Why do you tempt me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it. read more.
They brought it; and he said to them: Whose image and superscription is this? They said to him: Caesar's. And Jesus answered and said to them: Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar s, and to God the things that are God s. And they were astonished at him.

And they watched him, and sent spies, who feigned them selves to be just men, that they might take hold of his words, in order to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor. And they asked him, saying: Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and do not regard the person of any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not? read more.
But he perceived their cunning, and said to them: Why do you tempt me? Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? They answered and said: Caesar's. He said to them: Give, therefore, to Caesar the things that are Caesar s, and to God the things that are God s. And they were not able to take hold of his words before the people. And they were astonished at his answer, and were silent.


And behold, one came and said to him: Good teacher, what good thing must I do that I may have eternal life? He said to him: Why do you call me good? There is none good but one, that is God. But if you desire to enter into life, keep the commandments. He said to him: Which? Jesus replied: You shall not kill; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not give false testimony; read more.
Honor your father and your mother; and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The young man said to him: All these have I kept from my youth, what do I lack? Jesus said to him: If you would be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. When the young man heard that saying, he went away grieved; for he had great possessions.

And as he was going forth into the road, one ran and bowed the knee to him, and asked him: Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? None is good but one, that is God. You know the commandments, You shall not commit adultery; You shall not kill; You shall not steal; You shall not give false testimony; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother. read more.
He answered and said to him: Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth. And Jesus, looking on him, loved him, and said to him: One thing you lack; go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and fol low me. But becoming sad at that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? None is good but one, that is God. You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery; Do not kill; Do not steal; Do not bear false testimony; Honor your father and your mother. read more.
He replied: All these have I kept from my youth. When Jesus heard this, he said to him: One thing you yet lack; sell all that you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sad, for he was very rich. When Jesus saw that he was very sad, he said: How difficult it is for those who have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!


On that day there came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection; and they put a question to him, saying: Teacher, Moses commanded, If any one die without children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother. Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died; and, having no child, left his wife to his brother. read more.
In like manner also the second, and the third, to the seventh. Last of all, the woman also died. Therefore, in the resurrection, of which of the seven will she be the wife? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said to them: You err, because you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But, concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

And the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to him, and put a question to him, saying: Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If any man's brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no children, his brother shall take his wife, and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying, left no child; read more.
and the second took her, and he died, and left no child; and the third, likewise; and the seven took her, and left no child. Last of all, the woman also died. Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, of which of them shall she be the wife? for the seven had her as a wife. And Jesus answered and said to them: Do you not err for this reason, because you know not the scriptures, nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven. But concerning the dead, that they do rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, at The Bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 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. Therefore, you do greatly err.

Then there came to him some of the Sadducees, (these deny that there is any resurrection,) and asked him, saying: Teacher, Moses wrote for 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 children for his brother. There were, therefore, seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died without children; read more.
and the second took his wife, and he died without children; and the third took her; and in like manner also the seven; and they left no children, and died. Last of all, the woman also died. Therefore, in the resurrection, of which of them shall she be the wife? for the seven had her as a wife. And Jesus answered and said to them: The children of this age marry, and are given in marriage. But those who shall be accounted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. For they can die no more; for they are like the angels, and are the sons of God, being the sons of the resurrection. But: that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at The Bush, since he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him. And certain of the scribes answered and said: Teacher, thou hast answered well. And after this they durst not ask him any question at all.


And they were in the road going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them; and they were amazed, and as they followed, they were afraid. And again taking the twelve aside, he began to tell them what was about to befall him. Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles; and they will deride him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.

And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside on his journey, and said to them: Be hold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles to deride, and to scourge, and to crucify: and on the third day he shall rise again.

And he took the twelve aside, and said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.: For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be derided and insulted and spit upon; and they shall scourge him, and put him to death, and on the third day he shall rise again. read more.
And they understood none of these things; and this saying was concealed from them; and they understood not the things that were spoken.


And they brought little children to him, that he might touch them: but his disciples rebuked those who brought them. And when Jesus saw it, he was displeased, and said to them: Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, Whoever will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it. read more.
And he took them in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

Then little children were brought to him, that he might lay his hands on them and pray. And the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said: Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed from that place.

And they brought to him infants also, that he might touch them. But when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. And Jesus called them to him, and said: Let the little children come to me, and hinder them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God, as a little child, shall in no way enter into it.


And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude fol lowed him. And behold, two blind men, sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying: Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David. And the multitude charged them to be silent. But they cried the more, saying: Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David. read more.
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said: What do you wish me to do for you? They said to him: Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes; and their eyes immediately received sight, and they followed him.

And it came to pass, that, as he came near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road begging. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant. And they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by. read more.
And he cried out and said: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And those who went before rebuked him, that he should be silent. But he cried so much the more: Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him, saying: What do you wish me to do for you? he replied: Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said to him: Receive your sight; your faith has saved you. And he immediately received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

And they came to Jericho: and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timseus, was sitting on the roadside, begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me! And many rebuked him, that he should be silent. But he cried out yet the more: Son of David, have mercy on me! read more.
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, and said to him: Take courage; arise, he calls you. And throwing away his mantle, he arose, and came to Jesus.


On the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, and said to him: Where dost thou wish that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? He replied: Go into the city, to a certain man, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the passover at your house, with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and prepared the passover. read more.
When the evening had come, he reclined at table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said: Verily I say to you, One of you will deliver me up. And they were very sad, and began each one of them to say to him: Lord, is it I? He answered and said: He that dips his hand with me in the dish, will deliver me up. The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man, if he had not been born. And Judas, who delivered him up, answered and said: Rabbi, is it I? He replied: You have said. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said: Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying: Do you all drink of it: for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many in order to the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, till that day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father. And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him: Where dost thou wish that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go into the city, and there will meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house: The Teacher says, "Where is the room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? read more.
And he will show you a large upper room, furnished and made ready; there make ready for us. And his disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them; and they prepared the passover. And in the evening, he came with the twelve. And while they were reclining at table, and were eating, Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, One of you, he that eats with me, will deliver me up. And they began to be sad, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? He answered and said to them: It is one of the twelve, he that dips with me into the dish. The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born. And while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said: Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them; and they all drank of it. And he said to them: This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many. Verily I say to you, I shall drink no more of the fruit of the vine, till that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.

Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, make ready the passover for us, that we may eat it. They said to him: Where dost thou wish that we make it ready? read more.
And he said to them: Behold, as you go into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters; and say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to you, Where is the room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready. And they went, and found as he had said to them; and they made ready the passover. And when the hour had come, he reclined at table, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said to them: I have greatly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. For I say to you, I will eat of it no more till it is 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 to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine till the kingdom of God has come. And he took bread, and gave thanks; and he broke, and gave it to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me. In like manner also, the cup, after he had supped, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.


Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb: and he cured him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David? But the Pharisees, when they heard it, said: This man does not cast out the demons, unless by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons. read more.
But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. And no city or house divided against itself shall stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason, they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already come upon you. Or, how can any one enter the house of the strong man and spoil his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he will plunder his house. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters. Therefore I say to you, That every sin and impious speech shad be forgiven men: but the impious speech against the Spirit shall not be forgiven men. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be for given him, either in the present age, or in that which is to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree unsound, and its fruit unsound. For by the fruit the tree is known. Generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. The good man, out of his good treasury, brings forth good things; and the evil man, out of his evil treasury, brings forth evil things. But I say to you, That for every idle word which men speak, they shall give account in the day of judgment. For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.

and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up. And they went into a house: and the multitude came together again, so that they were not able even to eat bread. And when his relatives heard of it, they came out to take him; for they said: He is beside himself. read more.
And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said: He has Beelzebul; and by the prince of the demons he casts out the demons. And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house can not stand. And if "Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he can not stand, but has an end. No one can enter the house of the strong man, and spoil his goods, unless he first bind the strong man; and then he will plunder his house. Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever impious speeches they may utter; but whoever will speak impiously against the Holy Spirit shall never have forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation. For they said: He has an unclean spirit.

And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb; and it came to pass, when the demon had gone out, that the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes wondered. But some of them said: He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons. And others, that they might tempt him, asked of him a sign from heaven. read more.
But, knowing their purpose, he said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and a house that is divided against a house, falls. If Satan be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say, that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then has the kingdom of God already come upon you. When the strong man armed keeps guard over his palace, his goods are in peace; but when one stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes away all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters. "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return to my house out of which I came. And he comes and finds it swept, and set in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits, more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.


And he immediately constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and go before him to the opposite side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the mountain apart to pray. And when evening came, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them. read more.
And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were alarmed, and said: It is a specter! and they cried out for fear. But Jesus immediately spoke to them, and said: Take courage; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him, and said: Lord, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water. And he said: Come. And Peter went down from the ship, and walked upon the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind strong, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying: Lord, save me. And Jesus immediately stretched out his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him: you of little faith, why did you doubt? And when they had entered the ship, the wind ceased. And they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying: Truly, thou art the Son of God. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all the neighboring country, and brought to him all that were sick; and besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his mantle; and as many as touched were perfectly saved.

And he immediately compelled his disciples to get into the ship, and to go before him to the opposite side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And when he had sent them away, he went into the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone upon the land. read more.
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking on the sea, and intended to pass by them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a specter, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were troubled. And he immediately spoke to them, and said: Take courage; it is I; be not afraid. And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered; for they had learned nothing from the loaves: for their heart was hardened. And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret, and drew the ship ashore. And when they had come out of the ship, the people immediately recognized him, and ran through the whole of that region round about, and began to carry the sick on beds, wherever they heard that he was. And whatever place he entered, whether villages or cities or country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his mantle: and as many as touched him were saved.

Therefore, Jesus perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew into the mountain himself alone. And when evening had come, his disciples went down to the sea, and, having entered the ship, went across the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. read more.
And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that was blowing. Then, having rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the ship; and they were afraid. But he said to them: It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land to which they were going.


And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and his fame went throughout the whole of that region.

But after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Now when Jesus heard that John was delivered up; he withdrew into Galilee;

When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John, (though not Jesus himself, but his disciples immersed,) he left Judea, and went again into Galilee.


And as they were making their journey in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men; and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised again. And they were very sad.

And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he wished no one to know it. For he taught his disciples, and said to them: The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will put him to death; and after he is put to death, he will rise on the third day. But they did not understand this saying, and they were afraid to question him.

And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God And while they were all wondering at every thing that Jesus did, he said to his disciples: Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men. But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they might not understand it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.


And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a man who knelt to him, and said: Lord, have mercy on my son; for ho is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to cure him. read more.
Jesus answered and said: faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out of him: and the child was cured from that hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said: Why were we not able to cast him out? And Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For verily I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, Be removed from this place to that, and it shall be removed: and nothing shall be impossible for you. But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and scribes disputing with them. And at once, all the multitude, on seeing him, were struck with awe, and ran to him and saluted him. And he asked the scribes: Why are you disputing with, them? read more.
And one of the multitude answered and said: Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him into convulsions; and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spoke to your disciples to cast him out, and they were not able. And he answered them, and said: faithless generation! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? Bring him to me. And they brought him to him. And when he saw him, the spirit immediately threw him into convulsions; and he fell on the ground, and rolled himself, foaming. And he asked his father: How long is it since this came upon him? He replied: From childhood. And often it throws him into the fire, and into the water, to destroy him. But if you are able to do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said to him: If you are able to believe, all things are possible to him that believes. And immediately the father of the child cried out, and with tears said: Lord, I believe; help my unbelief. When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, and said to it: Dumb and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter into him no more. And the spirit cried out, and threw him into strong convulsions, and came out of him; and he was like one dead, so that many said: He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up, and he arose. And when he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately: Why were we not able to cast it out? And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

And it came to pass, that, on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. And, behold, a man from the multitude cried out, saying: Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, for he is my only child; and, behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out, and it throws him into convulsions, and causes him to foam, and after depriving him of strength, hardly departs from him. read more.
And I entreated thy disciples to cast it out; but they were not able. And Jesus answering, said: unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you! Bring your son hither. And while he was coming, the demon cast him to the ground, and threw him into convulsions; but Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and restored the child to health, and gave him back to his father. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God And while they were all wondering at every thing that Jesus did, he said to his disciples:


The Lord, therefore, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: and he sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.

And he led them out as far as Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass, that as he blessed them, he was separated from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; read more.
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

And when he had spoken these things, while they were looking on him, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were looking earnestly to ward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white raiment, who also said: Men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, shall come in the same manner in which you saw him go into heaven. read more.
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey.


And ho began to speak to them in parables: A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and digged a wine-press, and built a tower, and let it out to vine-dressers, and went into another country. And at the proper time, he sent a servant to the vine-dressers, that he might receive from the vine-dressers of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and scourged him, and sent him away without any thing. read more.
And again he sent to them another servant; and at him they threw stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. And again he sent another; and him they killed. And he sent many others, some of whom they scourged, and some they killed. Therefore, having yet one son, his beloved, he sent him also to them last, saying, They will reverence my son. But those vine-dressers said one to another, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those vine-dressers, and give his vineyard to others. Have you not read this scripture: The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; this was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes? And they sought to take him, but feared the multitude; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them; and they left him, and went away.

Hear another parable: There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and rigged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and let it out to vine-dressers, and went into another country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the vine-dressers to receive the fruits of it. And the vine-dressers took his servants, and scourged one, and killed another, and stoned another. read more.
Again he sent other servants more than the first: and they treated them in like manner. But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the vine-dressers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and seize upon the inheritance. And they took him, and carried him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vine dressers? They said to him: He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and let out his vineyard to other vine dressers, who will give him the fruits in their season. Jesus said to them: Did you never read in the Scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner? This was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes. For this reason, I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation that will bring forth the fruits of it. And he that falls upon this stone shall be dashed to pieces; but him on whom it shall fall, it will make like chaff for the wind. And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them. And when they sought to lay hold of him, they feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

And he began to speak this parable to the people: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to vine-dressers, and was absent from home for a long time. And at the proper sea son, he sent a servant to those vine-dressers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vine-dressers scourged him, and sent him away empty-handed. And ho then sent another servant. But they scourged him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. read more.
And he also sent a third; but they wounded him, and drove him out. And the owner of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps, when they see him, they will reverence him. But when the vine-dressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying: This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. And they drove him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy these vine-dressers, and will give his vine yard to others. And when they heard it, they said: Be it not so! And he looked on them and said: What, then, does this mean, which is written, The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner? Whoever shall fall on this stone, shall be dashed to pieces; but on whomever it shall fall, it will make him as chaff for the wind. And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him, the same hour; (and yet they feared the people;) for they knew that he spoke this parable against them.


And behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him earnestly, saying: My little daughter is at the point of death; come, lay thy hands on her, that she may be saved, and she will live. And he went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and pressed upon him. read more.
And a certain woman who had had an issue of blood for twelve years, and had suffered much from many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was in no way benefited, but rather grew worse, when she heard of Jesus, came be hind him in the multitude, and touched his mantle; for she said: If I may even touch his clothes, I shall be saved. And immediately the fountain of her blood dried up, and she knew in her body that she was cured of that plague. And Jesus, immediately perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him, turned around in the multitude and said: Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the multitude pressing upon thee, and dost thou say, Who touched me? And he looked around to see her that had done this. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing; what had been done within her. came and fell down before him; and told him all the truth. And he said to her: Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace, and be cured of your plague. While he was yet speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue, who said: Your daughter is dead; why give the Teacher further trouble? But as soon as Jesus heard what was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe. And he suffered no one to follow him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult, and those who were weeping and wailing greatly. And he went in and said to them: Why do you make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and mother of the child, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. And he took the child by the hand, and said to her: Talitha kumi; which is, when translated, Maiden, (I say to you,) arise. And the maiden immediately arose and walked, for she was twelve years old. And they were greatly astonished. And he charged them strictly that no one should know this. And he commanded that something should be given her to eat.

And, behold, there came a man, whose name was Jairus; and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and he fell down at the feet of Jesus, and besought him to come into his house; for he had a daughter, his only child, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he went, the multitude pressed upon him. And a woman that had been afflicted with an issue of blood for twelve years, who had spent her whole living upon physicians, and could be cured by no one, read more.
came behind, and touched the fringe of his mantle; and her issue of blood immediately ceased. And Jesus said: Who touched me? When they all denied, Peter and those with him said: Master, the multitudes press upon thee, and throng thee, and dost thou say, Who touched me? But Jesus said: Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has gone forth from me. And the woman, seeing that she had not escaped notice, came trembling, and fell down before him, and told him, before all the people, for what cause she had touched him, and that she was immediately restored to health. And he said to her: Take courage, daughter; your faith has saved you; go in peace. While he was yet speaking, there came some one from the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and said to him: Your daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying: Fear not, only believe, and she shall be saved. And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to go in but Peter and James and John, and the father and the mother of the child. And all were weeping and lamenting her. Bat he said: Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him, knowing that she was dead. But he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, and said: Child, arise. And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And he commanded that food should be given her. And her parents were amazed. But he charged them to tell no one what had been done.

While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him. And behold, a woman that had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the fringe of his mantle. read more.
For she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved. But Jesus turned, and saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved from that hour. And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when the multitude had been sent out, he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. And the fame of this went abroad in all that land.


And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: "Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. read more.
But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will they fast. No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

And it came to pass, as Jesus reclined at table in his house, that many publicans and sinners reclined with him and his disciples; for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples: Why is it that he eats and drinks with publicans and sinners? And when Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners. read more.
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees were in the habit of fasting; and they came, and said to him: Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they can not fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they will fast in those days. No one sews a patch of new cloth on an old garment; if so, the new piece which fills it up, takes from the old, and a worse rent is made. And no one puts new wine into old bottles; if so, the new wine bursts the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles are destroyed. But new wine must be put into new bottles.

And Levi made him a great feast at his own house; and there was a great multitude of publicans and others, who reclined at table with them. And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answered arid said to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick. read more.
I have not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to repentance. And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink? And he said to them: Can you make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them; then shall they fast in those days. And he spoke also a parable to them: No one patches an old garment with a piece taken from a new garment. If so, the new tears it, and the patch from the new suits not the old. And no one puts new wine into old bottles; if so, the new wine will burst the bottles, and it will be spilled,. and the bottles will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both will be preserved. And no one, after drinking old wine, immediately desires new; for he says: The old is better.


And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying, and ill of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and ministered to him. When the evening had come, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and cured all that were sick; read more.
that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: He himself took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.

And forthwith, having gone out of the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now the mother-in-law of Simon lay sick of a fever. And at once they told him of her. And he went to her, and took her by the hand, and raised her up, and the fever left her instantly; and she ministered to them. read more.
And at evening, when the sun had gone down, they brought to him all that were sick, and those who were possessed with demons. And the whole city came together to the door. And he cured many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak, because they knew him.

And he arose and went out of the synagogue into the house of Simon. And Simon's mother-in-law was confined with a violent fever: and they besought him in her behalf. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her: and she arose immediately, and ministered to them. And when the sun had gone down, all that had any sick with various diseases, brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and cured them. read more.
Demons also came out of many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Christ, the Son of God. And he rebuked them, and did not permit them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.


And on the same day, when it was evening, he said to them: Let us go over to the opposite side. And when they had sent the multitude away, they took him with them, as he was in the ship; and there were other little ships with him. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves dashed into the ship, so that it was now full. read more.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on the pillow. And they awoke him, and said to him: Teacher, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said to them: Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? And they were greatly afraid, and said one to another: Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he entered a ship with his disciples; and he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they set sail. And while they were sailing, he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down upon the lake, and they began to be filled, and were in danger. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying: Master, master, we perish. But he arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and there was a calm. read more.
And he said to them: "Where is your faith? And being afraid, they wondered, and said one to another: "Who, then, is this, that he commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?

But when Jesus saw many multitudes about him, he gave orders to depart to the other side. And a certain scribe came and said to him.: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. read more.
And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead. And when he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him. And behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. And he said to them: Why are you fearful, you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a great calm. But the men were astonished, and said: What man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!


And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease, and every kind of sickness among the people. And his fame went abroad into all Syria. And they brought to him all that were sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, and those who were possessed with demons, and lunatics, and paralytics; and he cured them. And many multitudes followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

And very early in the morning, while it was yet dark, he arose and went out, and departed to a desert place, and there prayed. And Simon, and those who were with him, followed after him. And when they had found him, they said to him: All are seeking for thee. read more.
And he said to them: Let us go into the neighboring towns, that I may preach there also; for I have come forth for this purpose. And throughout the whole of Galilee he continued to preach in their synagogues, and to cast out demons.

And when it was day, he went out and departed into a desert place; and the multitudes sought for him, and came to him and endeavored to detain him, that he should not go away from them. But he said to them: I must make known the good news of the kingdom of God to other cities also; for to this end I have been sent. And he continued to preach in the synagogues of Galilee.


And as he was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, throwing a net into the sea, for they were fishers. And he said to them: Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they immediately left their nets and followed him. read more.
And going on thence, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

And as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew the brother of Simon, throwing a net about in the sea; for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men. And immediately they left their nets, and followed him. read more.
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship, mending their nets. And he immediately called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

And it came to pass while the multitude was pressing on him to hear the word of God, and he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, that he saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered one of the ships, which was Simon s, and requested him to push out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the multitude from the ship. read more.
And when he had made an end of speaking, he said to Simon: Push out into the deep water, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answered and said to him: Master, we have toiled all night and have caught nothing; but at thy command, I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they inclosed a great number of fishes, and their net began to break; and they beckoned to their partners who were in the other ship, to come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. And when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, and said: Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man. For amazement at the draught of fishes which they had caught had seized upon him and all that were with him; and in like manner also upon James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon: Fear not; from this time forth you shall catch men. And when they had brought their ships to the land, they left all and followed him.


Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphseus, and Lebbceus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.

And he went up into a mountain, and called to him such as he wished, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have authority to cure diseases, and to cast out demons. read more.
And Simon he surnamed Peter; and James the sou of Zebedee, and John the brother of James: and these he surnamed Boanerges, which means, sons of thunder: and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the Son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up. And they went into a house:

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called to him his disciples; and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles: Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, read more.
Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphreus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was also the traitor. And he came down with them, and stood in a plain; and with him stood a multitude of his disciples, and a great number of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases, and those who were oppressed by evil spirits; and they were cured. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for power went forth from him, and healed them all.


When Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to him a woman who had an alabaster box of very costly ointment; and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. But when his disciples saw it, they were displeased, and said: For what purpose was this waste? read more.
For this could have been sold for much, and given to the poor. Jesus perceived it, and said to them: Why do you trouble the woman? For she has performed a good work upon me. For you have the poor always with you, but me you have not always. For in pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.

And while he was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table, there came a woman that had an alabaster box of ointment of pure nard, very costly; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head. And some of them were displeased within themselves, and said: For what purpose was this waste of the ointment? For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her. read more.
But Jesus said: Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good work on me. For you have the poor with you always; and whenever you choose, you can do them good; but me you have not always. She has done what she could; she has come beforehand to anoint my body for its burial. Verily I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told, for a memorial of her.

Then, six days before the passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper, and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of those who reclined at table with him. Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment. read more.
Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, who was about to deliver him up: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor? But he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the purse, and took what was put in it. Then Jesus said: Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of my burial. For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always.


And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed by John in the Jordan. And immediately on coming up from the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And there was a voice from the heavens: Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I delight.

Then came Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be immersed by him. But John forbade him, saying: I have need to be immersed by thee, and comest thou to me? But Jesus answering said to him: Permit it now; for thus it be comes us to perform fully every righteous act. Then he permitted him. read more.
And after Jesus was immersed, he came up immediately from the water; and lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and coming upon him. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I delight.

And it came to pass, while all the people were being immersed, that Jesus also was immersed; and as he was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him, in a bodily form, like a dove; and there came a voice from heaven, which said: Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I delight. And Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, son of lleli,


And when he had come to the opposite side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two men, coming out of the tombs, possessed with demons, very fierce, so that no one could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God? Hast thou come hither to torment us before the time? Now there was, at a distance from them, a herd of many swine, feeding. read more.
And the demons besought him, saying: If thou cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said to them: Go. And when they had come out, they went away into the herd of swine. And behold, the whole herd of swine rushed down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And those who fed them fled, and went into the city, and told every thing, and what had happened to those who had been possessed with the demons.

And they came to the opposite side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he had come out of the ship, immediately there met him from the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no one could keep him bound even with chains; read more.
because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been pulled to pieces by him, and the fetters had been broken, and no one had strength to subdue him; and always, night and day, he was in the tombs, and in the mountains, crying out, and cutting himself with stones. And when he saw Jesus at a distance, he ran and did him homage; and crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he had said to him: Unclean spirit, come out of the man. And he asked him: What is your name? And he said to him: My name is Legion; for we are many. And he earnestly besought him that he would not send them out of the country. Now a great herd of swine was feeding there near the mountain. And the demons besought him, saying: Send us to the swine, that we may enter into them. And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out and entered into the swine; and the herd (they were about two thousand,) rushed down a steep place into the sea, and were strangled in the sea. And those who fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they came out to see what had been done; and they came to Jesus and saw the demoniac, who had had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And those who had seen it told them how it had happened to the demoniac, and also concerning the swine. And they began to beseech him to depart from their borders. And when he had entered the ship, he that had been possessed with the demons besought him that he might be with him. And he did not permit him, but said to him: Go home to your relatives, and make known to them what things the Lord has done for you, and that he has had compassion on you. And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what things Jesus had done for him. And all were astonished. And when Jesus had again gone over in the ship to the opposite side, a great multitude came together to him; and he was near the sea.

And they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite to Galilee. And when he came out upon the land, there met him a certain man from the city, who had been possessed with demons for a long time, and who wore no clothes, and dwelt in no house, but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice: "What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beseech thee, torment me not. read more.
For he had O; commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized upon him, and he had been bound with chains and fetters, and kept in confinement; and he broke the bonds, and was driven by the demon into the deserts. And Jesus asked him, saying: What is your name? He answered, Legion; for many demons had entered into him. And they be sought him, that he would not command them to -go away into the abyss. And there was in that place a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought him to permit them to go into them. And he permitted them. And the demons came out of the man, and went into the swine; and the herd rushed down a steep place into the lake, and were drowned. And when those who fed them saw what was done, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country. And they came out to see what had been done; and they came to Jesus, and saw the man out of whom the demons had gone, clothed, and in his right mind, sitting at the feet of Jesus; and they were afraid. And those who had seen it, told them by what means the man who had been possessed with the demons, was saved. And the whole multitude of the neighboring country of the Gadarenes besought him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear. And he entered the ship and returned. And the man out of whom the demons had gone, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying: Return to your house, and tell what things God has done for you. And he went away, proclaiming through the whole city what Jesus had done for him. And it came to pass, when Jesus returned, that the multitude received him gladly; for they were all waiting for him.


And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up into a high mountain apart: and he was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. read more.
And Peter answered and said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and lo, a voice from the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I delight; hear him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were greatly afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said: Arise and be not afraid. And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no one, till the Son of man has risen from the dead. And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? Jesus answered and said to them: Elijah, indeed, comes first, and he will restore all things. But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him what they wished; so also shall the Son of man suffer at their hands. Then, the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Immerser.

And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up alone into a high mountain apart; and he was transfigured before them; and his raiment became shining, exceeding white like snow, as no fuller on earth could whiten them. And there appeared to them Elijah, with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. read more.
And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. For he knew not what to say, for they were greatly afraid. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them; and a voice came from the cloud, This is my beloved Son; hear him. And suddenly looking around, they no longer saw any one but Jesus only with themselves. And as they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, till the Son of man should rise from the dead. And they kept the matter to themselves, inquiring of one another what the rising from the dead could mean. And they asked him, saying: Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? And he answered and said to them: Elijah comes first, and restores all things, and, as it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be despised, so Elijah is to suffer. But I say to you, that Elijah has already come, and they have clone to him what they wished: [as it is written of him.]

And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the appearance of his face was changed, and his raiment became white and glittering. And. behold, two men conversed with him, who were Moses and Elijah; read more.
they appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem. And Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep; but having fully awakened, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, that, as they were withdrawing from him, Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tents, one for thee, one for Moses, and one for. Elijah, not knowing what he said. While he was saying these things, there came a cloud, and it overshadowed them; and they were afraid as those men entered the cloud. And there came a voice from the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son; hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it secret, and told no one, in those days, any of the things which they had seen.


On that day Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea. And many multitudes came together to him, so that he went into a ship and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went out to sow. read more.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way: and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on stony places, where they had not much earth; and they immediately sprung up, because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them. Others fell upon good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred, some fifty. some thirty. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples came and said to him: "Why dost thou speak to them in parables? He answered, and said to them: Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given. For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but whoever has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him. For this reason I speak to them in parables; because when they see, they see not; and when they hear, they hear not, nor do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophesy of Isaiah, which says: You shall surely hear, and you will not understand; and you shall surely see, and you will not perceive. For the heart of this people has become fat; and with their ears they hear heavily; and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should turn to me, and I should give them health. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say to you, Many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear. Hear you, therefore, the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way side. He that received seed on the stony places is he that hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy. Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately takes offense. He that received seed among the thorns, is he that hears the word; and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But he that received seed on the good ground, is he that hears the word and understands it; who also produces fruit, and yields, one a hundred; another, sixty; another, thirty.

And again he began to teach by the sea; and a great multitude came together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat in the sea: and the whole multitude was on the land near the sea. And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching: Hear; Behold, the sower went forth to sow; read more.
and it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth: and it immediately sprung up, because it had no depth of earth. And when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produced no fruit. And other seed fell in the good ground, and produced fruit that grew up and increased, and produced, one thirty, one sixty, and one a hundred. And he said: He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was alone, those who were about him, with the twelve, asked him the meaning of the parable. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are without, all things are done in parables; that they may surely see, and not perceive; and that they may surely hear, and not understand; lest they should turn to me, and their sins should be forgiven them. And he said to them: Do you not understand this parable? And how then will you understand all parables? The sower sows the word. These are they that received seed by the wayside, where the word is sown; and when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they that, in like manner, received seed in stony places: who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy: and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a time; afterward, when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, they immediately take offense. And these are they that received seed among thorns; who hear the word, and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And these are they that received seed on the good ground; who hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred. And he said to them: Is a lamp brought in that it may be put under the measure, or under the divan? Is it not brought that it may be put on the lamp-stand? For there is nothing hid that shall not be made known; nor has any thing been concealed, but that it may come into open view. If any one has ears to hear, let him hear. And he said to them: Take heed how you hear; with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you; and to you that hear, more shall be given; for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even that which he has shall be taken from him.

And when a great multitude had assembled, and they were coming to him from every city, he spoke by a parable: The sower went forth to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air ate it up. And some fell upon the rock; and when it had sprung up, it withered, because it had no moisture. read more.
And some fell in the midst of thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And other seed fell into good ground, and sprung up, and produced fruit a hundred-fold. When he had said these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear. And the disciples asked him, saying: What does this parable mean? He replied: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that when they see, they may not see, and when they hear, they may not understand. But the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the word of God; those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil and takes the word from their heart, lest they should believe and be saved. Those on the rock are they that, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who, for awhile, believe, and in time of temptation apostatize. That which fell among thorns are those who hear, and so conduct them selves, that they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are those who, in a good and honest heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. No one when he has lighted a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a divan, but sets it on a lamp-stand, that they who come in may see the light. For there is nothing concealed, that shall not be made manifest, nor hid, that shall not be known and brought into view. Take heed, therefore, how you hear; for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even that which he seems to have shall be taken from him.


And there came to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him: I will; be clean. And when he had spoken, the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed. read more.
And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away, and said to him: See that you tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to publish the matter abroad, so that he was no longer able to enter a city openly, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

And it came to pass, that he was in one of their cities; and behold, a man full of leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And stretching out his hand, he touched him, and said: I will; be clean. And immediately his leprosy departed from him. And he charged him to tell no one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and make offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, that it may be a testimony to them. read more.
But his fame went abroad the more; and many multitudes came together to hear, and to be cured by him of their infirmities. And he withdrew to the deserts and prayed.

And behold, a leper came and did him homage, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying: I will; be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him: See that you tell no one. But go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.


And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these discourses, that he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan. And many multitudes followed him; and he cured them there.

And he arose and went thence into the borders of Judea, by the other side of the Jordan. And the multitudes again came together to him; and, as his custom was, he taught them again.

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; and she was bowed together, and was not able to raise herself up at all. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her: Woman, you are released from your infirmity. read more.
And he laid his hands on her; and she immediately stood erect, and glorified God. But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had performed a cure on the sabbath-day, answered and said to the multitude: There are six days in which work ought to be done; on these, therefore, come and be cured, and not on the sabbath-day. Then the Lord answered him and said: Hypocrites, does not each one of you, on the sabbath, loose his ox or his ass from the stable, and lead him away, and give him water? And ought not this woman, who is a daughter of Abra ham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, to be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed; and all the multitude rejoiced on account of all the glorious things that were done by him. Then he said: To what is the kingdom of God like; and to what shall I liken it? It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took, and sowed in his garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the birds of the air roosted in its branches. And again he said: To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened. And he went through every city and village, teaching, and journeying to Jerusalem. And a certain man said to him: Lord, are there few that are saved? And he said to them: Strive to enter in through the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house has risen, and closed the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open for us, and he shall answer and say to you, I know you not, whence you are; then, you will begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. And he shall say, I tell you, I know you not, whence you are; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but your selves cast out. And they shall come from the east and the west, and from the north and the south, and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, there are last that shall be first, and there arc first that shall be last. On the same day, certain Pharisees came and said to him: Depart, and get away from this place; for Herod intends to kill you. And he said to them: Go and toll that fox, Be hold, I cast out demons, and perform cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I finish the work. But I must continue my journey to-day and to-morrow and the day following; for it is not possible that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent to thee: how often have I desired to gather thy children together, as a bird gathers her young under her wings, and you refused. Behold, your house is deserted; and I say to you, You shall not see me till the time come when you shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.


At that time Jesus was going, on the Sabbath, through the fields of grain; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pull the ears of grain, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him: Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not lawful to do on the Sabbath. But he said to them: Have you not read what David did, when he and those who were with him were hungry? read more.
how he entered the house of God, and ate the loaves of the presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but for the priests only? Or, have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? But I say to you, that something greater than the temple is here. But if you had known what this means I desire mercy, and not sacrifice you would not have condemned the blameless. For the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath.

And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the fields of grain: and his disciples began, as they went, to pull the ears of grain. And the Pharisees said to him: See, why are they doing on the sabbath-day what is not lawful? And he said to them: Did you never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he and those who were with him? read more.
How he entered the house of God in the days of Abiathar the chief priest, and ate the loaves of the presence, which, it is not lawful, except for the priests, to eat, and gave to those also who were with him? And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. Therefore, the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

And it came to pass, on the first sabbath after the second day of the feast, that he was going through the fields of grain; and his disciples pulled the ears and ate, rubbing them in their hands. And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why are you doing what it is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? And Jesus answered and said to them: Have you not read even that which David did, when he was hungry him self, and those who were with him, read more.
that he entered the house of God, and took the loaves of the presence, and ate, and gave to those also who were with him, which it is not lawful, except for the priests alone, to eat? And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.


And he said to them in his teaching: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in robes, and love salutations in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at suppers; who eat up the houses of widows, and, as a pretext, make long prayers: these shall receive more abundant condemnation.

And while all the people were listening, he said to his disciples: Beware of the scribes, who delight to walk in robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at suppers; who eat up the houses of widows, and, for a pretext, make long prayers. These shall receive the greater condemnation.


And again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would cure him on the sabbath-day, that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Arise, and come into the midst. read more.
And he said to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath-day, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they were silent. And looking around on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their heart, he said to the man: Stretch forth your hand; and he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored. And the Pharisees immediately went out with the Herodians, and held a consultation against him, that they might destroy him.

And it came to pass, on another sabbath, that he entered the synagogue and taught; and a man was there, whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched closely, whether he would heal on the sabbath-day, that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man that had the withered hand: Rise, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose, and stood. read more.
Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you a question: Which is lawful on the sabbath, to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? And looking round upon them all, he said to him: Stretch forth your hand. And he did so; and his hand was restored like the other. But they were filled with madness, and began to consult with one another what they should do to Jesus.

And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue. And behold, a man was there that had a withered hand. And they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath-days? that they might accuse him. And he said to them: What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the Sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it and lift it out? read more.
How much better, then, is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath-days. Then he said to the man: Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored to soundness, like the other. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, that they might destroy him.


And again he entered Capernaum, after some days; and they heard that he was in the house. And immediately many came together, so that the house could contain them no longer, nor could the space about the door. And he preached the word to them. And they came to him, bringing a paralytic, who was carried by four men. read more.
And not being able to come near him, on account of the multitude, they took off the roof where he was, and having broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic: Son, your sins are forgiven you. But some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts: Why does this man thus speak impiously? Who can forgive sins but God only? And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that they thus reasoned within themselves, said to them: Why are you reasoning thus in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, take up your bed and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, take up your bed and go to your house. And he arose forthwith, and took up his bed, and went out before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying: We have never seen it thus.

And it came to pass, on a certain day, that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was exerted to heal them. And behold, men brought, on a bed, a man who was a paralytic. And they sought how they might bring him in, and lay him before him. And finding no way by which they could bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up on the top of the house, and, through the tiling, let him down, with his bed, into the midst before Jesus. read more.
And when he saw their faith, he said to him: Man, your sins are forgiven you. And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying: Who is this that utters impious words? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus perceived their reasonings, and answered and said to them: Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say., Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on the earth has power to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house. And he immediately arose before them, took up that on which he had been lying, and went away to his own house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized upon all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange things to-day.

And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. And Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said: "Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? read more.
For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.


And he left them, and went out of the city to Bethany, and there spent the night. Now in the morning, as he was returning to the city, he was hungry: and seeing a fig-tree on the road, he went to it, and found nothing on it but leaves; and he said to it: Let no fruit grow on you henceforth forever. And the fig-tree immediately withered. read more.
And when the disciples saw it, they were astonished, and said: How soon has the fig-tree withered! Jesus answered and said to them: Verily I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall do, not only what is done to the fig-tree, but even if you shall say to this mountain, Be taken up, and be thrown into the sea, it shall be done. And all things that you ask for in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

And on the morrow, as they were coming from Bethany, he was hungry; and he saw at a distance a fig-tree that had leaves; and he went, if perhaps he might find any thing on it. And when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the time for figs. And he answered and said to it: No more may any one ever eat fruit from you. And his disciples heard it.

And in the morning, as they were passing by, they saw the fig-tree withered from the roots. And Peter, calling his words to mind, said to him: Rabbi, see! the fig-tree which thou didst curse has withered. And Jesus answered and said to them: Have faith in God.


And immediately the Spirit compelled him to go forth into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, to be tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time of the removal to Babylon.

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, and was there forty days, to be tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days; and when they were ended, he was afterward hungry. And the devil said to him: If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread. read more.
And Jesus answered him, and said: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil took him up into a high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, in a moment of time. And the devil said to him: I will give you all the authority and glory of these, for it is delivered to me; and to whomever I will, I give it. If, therefore, you will bow with reverence before me, all shall be yours. And Jesus answered and said to him: Get behind me, Satan; it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from this place; for it is written, He will give his angels charge concerning you, to guard you carefully; and in their hands they shall take you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. And Jesus answered and said to him: It is said, You shall not put the Lord your God to the proof. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a time.



And after these tilings, he went out and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And leaving all, he arose and followed him.

And he went out again by the sea: and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphoeus sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him.


And he came into Capernaum; and when he was in the house, he asked them: What were you disputing about among yourselves along the road? But they were silent. For they had been disputing with one another along the road which was greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them: If any one desires to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all. read more.
And he took a little child, and placed it in the midst of them; and when he had taken it in his arms, he said to them: Whoever will receive one of such children on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives not me, but him that sent me. And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me. For he that is not against us, is for us. For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink on this account, because you are Christ s, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. And whoever will ensnare one of these little ones that believe on me, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea. And if your hand ensnare you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter maimed into life, than having two hands to go away into hell, into the fire that is not quenched, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your foot en snare you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life lame, than having two feet to Be thrown into hell, into the fire that is not quenched, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your eye ensnare you, pull it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be thrown into hell-fire, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be seasoned with salt. Salt is good; but if the salt shall have become saltless, by what means will you season it? Have salt in your selves, and be at peace with one another.

And there arose a contention among them, which of them should be greatest. But Jesus perceived the thought of their heart, and he took a little child, and made it stand by him, and said to them: Whoever will receive this little child on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. read more.
And John answered and said: Master, we saw a certain one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for whoever is not against us, is for us.


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and drove out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold doves,

And Jesus entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked around on all things, the hour being now late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And he went into the temple, and began to drive out those who were selling in it, and those who were buying,


And he called his twelve disciples to him, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure dis eases: and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; nor have two coats each. read more.
And whatever house you enter, there remain, and thence depart. And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off even the dust from your feet, for a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through every village, preaching the gospel, and per forming cures everywhere.

and he wondered at their unbelief. And he went to the villages round about, and taught. And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out, two and two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits. And he commanded them to take nothing for their journey, but a staff only; no bag, no bread, no money in their purses; read more.
but to be shod with sandals, and not to put on two coats. And he said to them: Wherever you enter a house, there make your home till you depart from that place. And whoever will not receive you, nor hear you, when you go out from that place, shake off the dust under your feet, for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom or Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out and preached that men should repent; and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and cured them.


Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered and said: Teacher,- we wish to see a sign from you. But he answered and said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. read more.
Tho men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and condemn it; for they repented in accordance with the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the most distant parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says: I will return to my house, out of which I came. And he comes and finds it empty, swept, and. set in order. Then he goes and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it be with this wicked generation.

And others, that they might tempt him, asked of him a sign from heaven. But, knowing their purpose, he said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and a house that is divided against a house, falls. If Satan be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say, that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. read more.
But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then has the kingdom of God already come upon you. When the strong man armed keeps guard over his palace, his goods are in peace; but when one stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes away all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters. "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return to my house out of which I came. And he comes and finds it swept, and set in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits, more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. And it came to pass, that, when he said these things, a certain woman from among the multitude lifted up her voice, and said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee, and the breasts that thou didst suck. And he said: Yes, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. And when the multitudes were crowded together, he began to say: This is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, and no sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so the Son of man shall also be to this generation. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them; for she came from the most distant parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and lo, something greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and condemn it; for they repented in accordance with the preaching of Jonah; and lo. something greater than Jonah is here. No one, when he has lighted a lamp, puts it in a secret place, nor under the measure, but upon the lamp-stand, that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye; when, therefore, your eye is sound, your whole body also is light; but if it be diseased, your body also is dark. Take heed, therefore, lest the light that is in you be darkness. If, therefore, your whole body is light, having no part dark, the whole shall be light, as when a lamp, by its brightness, gives you light.


Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, bowing down, and asking something of him. He said to her: What do you wish? She said to him: Command that these two sons of mine may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and to be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed? They said to him: We are able. read more.
And he said to them: You shall drink my cup, and be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it has been prepared by my Father. And when the ten heard it, their anger was aroused against the two brothers. But Jesus called them to him, and said: You know that the rulers of the Gentiles act as lords over them, and their great men have authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whoever will be first among you, let him be your servant; even as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

And James and John the sons of Zebedee came to him, and said: Teacher, we desire you to do for us whatever we shall ask. He said to them: "What do you wish me to do for you? They said to him: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left, in thy glory. read more.
Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed? They said to him: "We are able. Jesus said to them: You shall drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed. But to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and said to them: You know that those who think they rule the Gentiles, act as lords over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever desires to be great among you, shall be your minister; and whoever among you desires to be first, shall be servant of all. For the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.


And as some were saying of the temple, that it was adorned with beautiful stones and offerings, he said: As for these things which you see, the days will come in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying: Teacher, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when these things come to pass? read more.
He replied: Take heed that you be not deceived; for many will come in my name, saying: I am he; and, The time is near. Go not, therefore, after them. But when you hear of wars, and tumults, be not terrified; for these things must first take place; but the end comes not immediately. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be great earthquakes in various places, and famines, and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues, and into prisons, after being brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. But this shall become to you the means of bearing testimony. Therefore, determine in your hearts not to meditate beforehand what you shall answer; for I will give you a mouth, and wisdom, which all your opposers shall not be able to gainsay or withstand. But you will be delivered up by parents and brothers and relatives and friends; and some of you they will put to death; and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. Yet a hair of your head shall not perish. By your patient endurance, preserve your lives. But when you shall see Jerusalem besieged by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those who are in the midst of it, withdraw from it. Let those who are in the count try, not come within it. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things that are written may be fulfilled. But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive among all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles, till the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and on the earth, distress of nations in perplexity; the sea and its waves roaring; men's hearts failing on account of the fearful expectation of the things that are coming on the land; for the hosts of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near. And he spoke a parable to them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees; when they now put forth leaves, you see, and know of yourselves that summer is near. So likewise, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts become heavy with reveling and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day come upon you when you look not for it. For as a snare, it shall come on all that dwell on the face of all the land. Watch, therefore, and pray at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.


After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked and went into the country. And they went and told it to the rest. But they did not believe them.

And, behold, two of them were going, on the same day, to a village called Emmaus, distant from Jerusalem sixty furlongs. And they were talking to one another about all these things which had taken place. And it came to pass, that, while they conversed and reasoned together, Jesus himself drew near, and went on with them. read more.
But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not recognize him. And he said to them: What matters are these which you are discussing with one another as you walk and are sad? And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said to him: Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem, and have not known the things that have taken place there in these days? And he said to them: What things? They said to him: The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and in word before God and all the people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we trusted that it was he that was about to redeem Israel. And besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. And further, certain women of our company, who were early at the sepulcher, astonished us: for they found not his body, and came and told that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. And some of those who were with us went to the sepulcher, and found it even as the women had said, but him they saw not. And he said to them: inconsiderate, and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning from Moses, and all the prophets, he explained to them, in all the Scriptures, the things concerning himself. And they drew near the village to which they were going; and he made as if he would go further. And they constrained him, saying: Remain with us, for it is near the evening, and the day has declined. And he went in to remain with them. And it came to pass, while he reclined at table with them, that he took bread and blessed; and he broke, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he disappeared from them. And they said one to an other, 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 arose the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven, and those who were with them, assembled, and saying: The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon. And they told what had taken place on the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.


And Jesus went into the temple of God, and drove out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold doves, and said to them: It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.

And he went into the temple, and began to drive out those who were selling in it, and those who were buying, and said to them: It is written, My house is a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.


When the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they came together. And one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, that he might tempt him, saying: Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? read more.
Jesus said to him: You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.

And one of the scribes came, and heard them reasoning together; and perceiving that he had answered them well, he asked him: Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. And you shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind, and with your whole strength. This is the first commandment. read more.
And the second, which is like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as your self. There is no other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said to him: Teacher, in truth you have well said, that there is one God, and there is no other beside him; and to love him with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding, and with the whole soul, and with the whole strength, and to love one's neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. And Jesus perceiving that he answered with understanding, said to him: You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no one, after that, ventured to ask him a question.


Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the palace, and brought together to him the whole band. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet cloak; and when they had plaited a crown of thorn branches, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and kneeling before him, they derided him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews! read more.
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and struck him on the head. And when they had derided him, they took off the cloak from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him.

And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the governor's house, and called together the whole band. And they clothed him in purple; and having plaited a crown of thorn branches, they put it on him, and began to salute him: Hail, King of the Jews! read more.
And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spit upon him, and bowing their knees, did him homage. And when they had derided him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.


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

And when Jesus had again gone over in the ship to the opposite side, a great multitude came together to him; and he was near the sea.

And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.


And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Chanaan came out from those borders, and cried to him, saying: Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she cries after us. read more.
But he answered and said: I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. But she came and did him homage, saying: Lord, help me. He answered and said: It is not good to take the children's bread, and throw it to the little dogs. She replied: Yes, Lord; and yet thou canst help me; for the little dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters. Then Jesus answered and said to her: woman, great is your faith; be it to you as you desire. And her daughter was restored to health from that hour.

And he arose and departed thence to the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house, and desired that no one should know it; but he could not escape notice. For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet; (the woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation,) and she besought him to cast the demon out of her daughter. read more.
But Jesus said to her: Let the children be satisfied first; for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs. She answered and said to him: Yes, Lord; and yd you can help me, for the little dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said to her: For this saying, go your way: the demon has gone out of your daughter. And she went to her house, and found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying upon the bed.


Another parable he laid before them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. But when the blade sprung up, and produced fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
And the servants of the master of the house came, and said to him, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence, then, has it tares? He said to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Is it your will, then, that we go and gather them up? But he said, No; lest while you are gathering the tares, you root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together till the harvest, and in time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Collect first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my granary. Another parable he laid before them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like- a grain of mustard, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is, indeed, the least of all seeds; but when it is grown it is the largest of garden-plants, and be comes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and roost in its branches. He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of. heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till the whole was leavened. All these things Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and without a parable he did not speak to them; that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things that have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus left the multitudes, and went into the house. And his disciples came to him and said: Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said to them: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the sons of the kingdom; the tares are the sons of the Wicked One; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. As, therefore, the tares are collected and burned in fire, so shall it be in the end of this age. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and collect out of his kingdom all things that offend, and those who work iniquity, and cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that has ears to hear,- let him hear. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field, which, when a man finds it, he hides; and for the joy it gives, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls. When he finds one pearl of great value, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that is cast into the sea, and that gathers of every kind: when it is full, they draw it to the shore; and sitting down, they collect the good into vessels, but throw the bad away. So shall it be in the end of the age: the angels shall come forth and separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Jesus said to them: Have you understood all these things? They said to him: Yes, Lord. He said to them: Therefore, every scribe that is trained for the kingdom of heaven, is like the master of a house, who brings out of his treasury things new and old. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from that place.

And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should sow seed in the ground, and should sleep and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knows not how. For the earth, of its own accord, produces fruit, first the blade; then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. read more.
But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he sends forth the sickle, because the harvest is ready. And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or, by what similitude shall we illustrate it? It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown in the ground, is less than all seeds that are in the ground; yet, when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes larger than all garden-plants, and sends out great branches, so that the birds of the air can roost under its shadow. And with many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear. But without a parable he did not speak to them; but when alone, he explained all things to his disciples.


And Jesus departed thence, and came near the sea of Galilee, and went up into the mountain, and sat there. And many multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deaf, the maimed, and many others; and laid them at the feet of Jesus, and he cured them; so that the multitudes were astonished, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

And again he went out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And they brought to him a deaf man, who spoke with difficulty; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; read more.
and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him: Ephphatha, which means, Be opened. And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. And he charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more earnestly they published it. And they were amazed beyond measure, and said: He Las done all things well: he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.


And he said to him: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper, to say to those who had been invited, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a farm, and I must go and see it; I pray you, have me excused. read more.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them; I pray you, have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and, for this reason, I can not come. And that servant came and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house was angry, and said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and the maimed, the lame and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said to his servant, Go out into the roads, and among the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be full. For I say to you, that not one of those men who have been invited, shall taste of my supper.

And Jesus answering, spoke to them again in parables, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like a king that made a marriage feast for his son; and sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast; and they refused to come. read more.
Again, he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast. But they were careless, and went away, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. And the rest laid hold of his servants, and abused them, and killed them. And when that king heard of it, he was angry, and sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants: The marriage feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go, therefore, to the cross-ways, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find. And those servants went out into the roads, and brought together all, as many as they found, both bad and good: and the banquet-room was filled with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man that had not put on a wedding-robe. And he said to him, Friend, how came you in hither without a wedding-robe? And he was silent. Then the king said to his servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and throw him into the darkness without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few chosen.


A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign: and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. And he left them and departed. And his disciples came to the other side, and had forgotten to take bread. And Jesus said to them: Take heed and be ware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. read more.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying: It is because we took no bread. And Jesus perceiving it, said to them: you of little faith! why are you reasoning among yourselves because you took no bread? Do you not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? How is it that you do not understand, that I did not speak of bread when I commanded you to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

And he left them, and entered the ship again, and departed to the opposite side. And they had forgotten to take bread; and they had but one loaf with them in the ship. And he charged them, saying: Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. read more.
And they reasoned with one an other, saying: It is because we have no bread. And Jesus perceived it, and said to them: Why do you reason, because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive, nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? and having ears, do you not hear? and do you not remember? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They said to him: Twelve. When I broke the seven among the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They replied: Seven. And he said to them: How is it that you do not understand?


And it came to pass, as the time for him to be taken up into heaven had fully come, that he set his face steadfastly to go up to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers before his face; and they went, and entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was turned toward Jerusalem. read more.
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said: Lord, is it thy will that we command fire to come down from heaven and destroy them, even as Elijah did? But he turned and rebuked them, and said: You know not of what spirit you are. And they went to another village. And it came to pass, as they were going on their journey, that a certain man said to him: Lord, I will follow thee wherever thou shalt go. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts, but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. And he said to another: Follow me. But he replied: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do you go and publish abroad the kingdom of God. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to take leave of those at home. Jesus said to him: No one that puts his hand to the plow, and looks back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Now the feast of tabernacles, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then his brothers said to him: Depart hence, and go into Judea, that your disciples may see your works which you do; for no one does any thing in secret, while he himself seeks to be before the public. If you do these things, show yourself to the world. read more.
For neither did his brothers believe on him. Then Jesus said to them: My time has not yet come; but your time is always ready. The world can not hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that its works are evil. Do you go up to this feast. I go not up now to this feast, because my time has not yet fully come. These things said he to them, and remained in Galilee. But when his brothers had gone up, then he also went up to the feast, not openly, but, as it were, in secret. Then the Jews sought for him at the feast, and said: Where is he?


And the Pharisees came to him to tempt him, and said to him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? He answered and said to them: Have you not read that the Creator, at the beginning, created them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh? read more.
So then, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man put asunder. They said to him: Why, then, did Moses command us to give a bill of divorce and put her away? He said to them: Moses, on account of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. But I say to you, That whoever puts away his wife, unless for lewdness, and marries another, commits adultery; and he that marries her that is put away, commits adultery. His disciples said to him: If the relation of man and wife be such, it is not good to marry. But he said to them: All can not accept this saying; only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs that were born such from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs that have been made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs that have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let him accept it that is able to accept it.

And the Pharisees came to him, and that they might tempt him, asked him the question: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? He answered and said to them: What commandment did Moses give you? They replied: Moses permitted us to write a bill of divorce, and put her away. read more.
And Jesus answered and said to them: On account of the hardness of your hearts, he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and the two shall be one flesh. So, then, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house, his disciples again asked him about the same matter. And he said to them: Whoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if a woman puts away her husband, and is married to another, she commits adultery.


But Jesus perceived it, and withdrew from that place. And many multitudes followed him, and he cured them all. And he charged them not to make him known; that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: read more.
Be hold, my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul delights. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall declare law to the Gentiles. He shall not contend, nor cry out; nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking wick he shall not extinguish, till he shall send forth his law for conquest. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

And Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea; and there followed him a great multitude from Galilee, and from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan: and those about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard what things he was doing, came to him. And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should continue near him, because of the multitude, that they might not press upon him. read more.
For he cured many, so that as many as had diseases rushed upon him, that they might touch him. And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried out, saying: Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly charged them, that they should not make him known.


and, leaving Nazareth, he went and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea, in the borders of Zebulon and Naphtali, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: The land of Zebulon, and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; read more.
the people that sat in darkness saw great light; and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has risen.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he entered the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and stood up to read. And the volume of Isaiah the prophet was given to him: and when he had unrolled the volume, he found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted; to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to set free the oppressed; read more.
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. And he rolled up the volume, and save it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all that were in the synagogue were earnestly fixed upon him. And he began to say to them: This scripture which you have heard, is this day fulfilled. And all extolled him; and they wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth, and said: Is not this the son of Joseph? And he said to them: You will assuredly apply to me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself. Whatever things we have heard were done in Capernaum, do also here in your country. And he said: Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. And I tell you, in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine was on all the land: and to no one of them was Elijah sent, but to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel, in the time of Elisha the prophet; and no one of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian. And all that were in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with anger, and arose, and drove him out of the city, and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them, and went away. And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath-days.


Now when John had heard in the prison of the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said to him: Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you hear and see. read more.
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them; and blessed is he that shall find in me no cause of offense. As these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily, I say to you, Among those born of women, there has not risen a greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Immerser till now, the kingdom of heaven is taken by violence, and men of violence seize upon it eagerly. For all the prophets and the law prophesied till John; and if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah that was to come. He that has ears to hear, let him hear. But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, and calling to their companions, and saying: "We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have wailed for you, and you have not lamented. For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say: He has a demon. The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say: Behold, a glutton, and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet wisdom is vindicated by her children.

And the disciples of John told him of all these things. And John called to him two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus, and said: Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? And the men came to him and said: John the Immerser has sent us to thee, and says, Art thou he that was to come, or must we look for another? read more.
And in that very hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and bestowed sight on many that were blind. And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you have seen and heard; that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them; and blessed is he who shall find no cause of offense in me. And when the messengers of John had departed, he began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear splendid apparel, and live in luxury, are in kings houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way be fore thee. For I say to you, Among those born of women, there is no prophet greater than John the Immerser. But the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And all the people, and the publicans that heard him, vindicated God, by being immersed with the immersion of John; but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God in regard to themselves, by not being immersed by him. To what, then, shall I compare the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market-place, who call to one another, and say, We have played on the pipe for you, and you have not danced; we have sung mournful songs for you, and you have not lamented. For John the Immerser came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon. The Son of man has come, eating and drinking, and you say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.


After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea, and he remained there with them, and immersed.

(though not Jesus himself, but his disciples immersed,)


And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: Blessed are you that are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and shall withdraw themselves from you, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man. read more.
Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven: for so did their fathers to the prophets. But alas for you that are rich! for you have received your consolation. Alas for you that are full! for you shall be hungry. Alas for you that laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep. Alas for you, when men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you; bless them that curse you; pray for them that abuse you. To him that strikes you on one cheek, offer also the other; and from him that takes away your mantle, withhold not your coat. Give to every one that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods, ask them not again. And as you would that men should do to you, do you also in like manner to them. And if you love them that love you, what thanks have you? for even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to them that do good to you, what thanks have you? for even sinners do the same. And if you lend to them from whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? for even sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive the same. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind to the unthankful and the evil. Be you, therefore, merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and you shall not be judged; condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be for given. Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your lap. For with the same measure with which you measure, it shall be measured to you in return. And he spoke a parable to them: Can the blind lead the blind? Will not both fall into the pit? The disciple is not above his teacher; but every accomplished disciple shall be as his teacher. And why do you look at the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye? Or, how can you say to your brother: Brother, let me pull out the splinter that is in your eye, when you yourself see not the beam that is in your own eye? Hypocrite, first pull the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to pull out the splinter that is in your brother's eye. For a good tree does not produce unsound fruit; nor does an unsound tree produce good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes gathered from brambles. The good man, out of the good treasury of his heart, brings forth that which is good; and the evil man, out of the evil treasury of his heart, brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaks. But why call me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I command? Every one that comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like. He is like a man that, when building a house, digged deep, and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the torrent dashed against that house, and it was not able to shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he that hears, and does not, is like a man that built a house upon the earth, without a foundation, against which the torrent dashed with violence, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.


And John answered and said: Master, we saw a certain one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for whoever is not against us, is for us.

And John answered him and said: Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he does not follow us. But Jesus said: Forbid him not; for there is no one that will do a mighty deed in my name, and be able readily to speak evil of me.


And they went into Capernaum; and immediately, on the sabbath, he entered the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his teaching; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man who had an unclean spirit; and he cried out, read more.
saying: Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent, and come out of him. And the unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and cried with a loud voice, and came out of him. And all were amazed, so that they questioned one another, saying: What means this? What new teaching is this, that with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him? And his fame immediately went abroad into all the surrounding country of Galilee.

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the sabbath-days. And they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority. And there was in the synagogue a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, read more.
saying: Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Nazarene? Hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Be silent, and come out of him. And the demon threw him into the midst, and came out of him, and hurt him not. And amazement came upon all, and they spoke one to another, saying: "What teaching is this? for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out. And his fame went abroad into every place of the country round about.


And he went away again beyond the Jordan, to the place where John first immersed, and there he abode. And many came to him, and said: John did no sign; but all things that John said of this man were true. And many who were there believed on him.

Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. But when Jesus heard it, he said: This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that by it the Son of God may be glorified. Now, Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When, therefore, he heard that he was sick, he still remained two days in the place where he was. Then after this, he said to his disciples: Let us go into Judea again. His disciples said to him: Rabbi, the Jews just now sought to stone thee, and art thou going thither again? Jesus answered: Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks during the day,, he does not stumble, for he sees the light of this world. But if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, be cause there is no light in him. Thus spoke he; and after this he said to them: Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. Then his disciples said: Lord, if he sleeps, he will be saved. Jesus spoke of his death; but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep. Therefore, Jesus then said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead. And I rejoice, on your account, that I was not there, in order that you may believe. But let us go to him. Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow-disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him.


Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees that were of Jerusalem, saying: Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said to them: And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and your mother; and, He that curses father or mother shall surely be put to death. But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, Whatever of mine might profit you, is a gift, he must in no way honor his father or his mother; and you make the commandment of God of no effect for the sake of your tradition. Hypocrites! well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, This people draws near to me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain, do they worship me, teaching precepts, the commandments of men. And he called the multitude to him, and said to them: Hear and understand; That which enters the mouth does not defile the man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man. Then came his disciples and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard that saying, were offended? But he answered and said: Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit. But Peter answered and said to him: Explain to us this dark saying. Jesus replied: Are you also yet without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast out into the sink? But those things which go out from the mouth, come from the heart; and these defile the man. For from the heart come evil reasonings, murders, adulteries, lewd actions, thefts, false testimonies, impious words. These are the things that defile the man. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.

And there came together to him the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem: and when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands: (for the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not, unless they wash their hands carefully, because they hold the tradition of the elders: read more.
and when they come from the market, they do not eat, unless they immerse themselves. And there are many other things, which they have received to hold, as the immersion of cups and pitchers and brazen vessels and beds:) then the Pharisees and the scribes asked him: Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? He answered and said to them: "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. In vain do they worship me, teaching precepts, the commandments of men. For, neglecting the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the immersion of pitchers and cups; and many other things like these you do. And he said to them: Well do you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition. For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; and, He that curses father or mother shall surely be put to death. But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, What ever of mine might benefit you, is Corban, (which means, a gift,) you no longer suffer him to do any thing for his father or mother, making the word of God of no effect by your tradition, which you have delivered; and many things like these you do. And he called the whole multitude to him, and said to them: Hear me, all of you, and understand. There is nothing with out that, by entering into a man, can defile him. But those things which come out of the man, defile him. If any one has ears to hear, let him hear. And when he had gone into the house, away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the dark saying. And he said to them: Are you also so void of understanding? Do you not perceive that nothing from without, by entering into a man, can defile him? Because it does not enter into his heart, but into his belly, and goes out into the sink, cleansing all food. And he said: What comes out of the man, is that which defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the purposes which are evil: adulteries, lewd actions, murders, thefts, schemes for extortion, wicked deeds, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, calumny, haughtiness, impiety. All these evil things come forth from within, and defile the man.


And the Pharisees and Sadducees came to tempt him, and asked him to show them a sign from heaven. But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, Fair weather; for the sky is red. And in the morning, A storm to-day; for the sky is red and lowering. Hypocrites! you know how to judge of the face of the sky; but you can not judge of the signs of the times. read more.
A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign: and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. And he left them and departed.

And he immediately entered the ship with his disciples, and went into the regions of Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came out, and began to put questions to him, asking of him a sign from heaven, that they might tempt him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said: Why does this generation seek for a sign? Verily I say to you, No sign will be given to this generation.



And when he came near, he looked upon the city, and wept over it, saying: Hadst thou known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which were for thy peace! But now, they are hid from thy eyes. For the days will come upon thee, when thy enemies will throw up a mound about thee, and inclose thee around, and keep thee in on every side, read more.
and will destroy thee and thy children within thee, and will not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.


Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said: I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. And I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they faint on the road. And his disciples said to him: Whence should we have in the desert as many loaves as would satisfy so great a multitude? And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven, and a few little fishes. read more.
And he commanded the multitude to recline on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke, and gave thorn to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the multitude. And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. And he sent the multitudes away, and entered the ship, and went into the borders of Magdala.

In those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them: I have compassion on the multitude, because they have continued with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. And if I send them home fasting, they will faint on the way; for some of them have come from afar. read more.
And his disciples answered him: Whence will any one be able to satisfy these men with bread, here in the wilderness? And he asked them: How many loaves have you? And they said: Seven. And he commanded the multitude to recline on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before them: and they set them before the multitude. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded that they also be set before them. And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven baskets. And those who had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.


And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed from that place. And he came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said: Whence has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the son of the carpenter? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brothers, James and Joses and Simon and Judas? read more.
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence, then, has this man all these things? And they found in him occasion for offense. But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, unless it be in his own country and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there, on account of their unbelief.

And he departed thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples followed him. And when the sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. And many that heard him were astonished, and said: Whence has this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty deeds are done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and Judah and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they found in him cause for offense. read more.
But Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honor, unless in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house. And he was unable to do any mighty deed there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick persons and cured them; and he wondered at their unbelief. And he went to the villages round about, and taught.


THE book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac: Isaac begot Jacob: Jacob begot Judah and his brothers: Judah begot Phares and Zarah of Thamar: Phares begot Hezron: Hezron begot Aram: read more.
Aram begot Aminidab: Aminidab begot Nahshon: Nahshon begot Salmon: Salmon begot Boa of Rachab: Boaz begot Obed of Ruth: Obed begot Jesse: Jesse begot David the king: David the king begot Solomon of her who had been the wife of Uriah: Solomon begot Rehoboam: Rehoboam begot Abia: Abia begot Asa: Asa begot Jehosaphat: Jehosaphat begot Jehoram: Jehoram begot Uzziah: Uzziah begot Jotham: Jotham begot Ahaz: Ahaz begot Ilezekiah: Hezekiah begot Manasseh: Manasseh begot Amon: Amon begot Josiah: Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time of the removal to Babylon. And after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel: Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel: Zerubbabel begot Abiud: Abiud begot Eliakim: Eliakim begot Azor: Azor begot Sadok: Sadok begot Achim: Achim begot Eliud: Eliud begot Eleazar: Eleazar begot Matthan: Matthan begot Jacob: Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham till David are fourteen generations: and from David till the removal to Babylon are fourteen generations: and from the removal to Babylon till the Christ are fourteen generations.

And Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, son of lleli, son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Malchi, son of Janna, son of Joseph, son of Mattathiah, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggse, read more.
son of Maath, son of Mattathiah, son of Shimoi, son of Joseph, son of Judah, son of Joannah, son of PJiesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri, son of Malchi, son of Addi, son of Kosam, son of Elmodam, son of Er, son of Jose, son of Eliezer, son of Jorim, son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Simeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonan, son of Eliakim, son of Meleah, son of Mainan, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David, Son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Salmon, son of Nahshon, son of Aminidab, son of Aram, son of Esrom, son of Phares, son of Judah, son of Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham, son of Terah, son of Nahor, son of Serug, son of Keu, son of Peleg, son of Eber, son of Salah, son of Kenan, son of Arphaxad, son of Shem, son of Noah, son of Lamech, son of Methuaalah, son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Kenan, son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.


And when he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he went into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and about to die. But when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, and besought him to come and save his servant. read more.
And they came to Jesus, and besought him earnestly, saying: He is worthy for whom thou shouldst do this; for he loves our nation, and of his own accord has built us a synagogue. And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, and said to him: Lord, give thyself no trouble; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof. For which reason, neither did I count myself worthy to go to thee; but command in a word, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man placed under authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. And when Jesus heard these things, he was filled with admiration for him; and, turning to the multitude that followed, he said: I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith. And they that had been sent, returned to the house, and found the servant that had been sick restored to health.

And when he entered Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying: Lord, my servant lies in my house, palsied, fearfully afflicted. And Jesus said to him: I will go and cure him. read more.
And the centurion answering, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof; but say in a word only, and my servant shall be restored to health. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to an other, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. And when Jesus heard it, he was filled with admiration, and said to those who followed him: Verily I say to you, not even in Israel have I found so great faith. I also say to you, That many shall come from the east and the west, and shall recline with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast into the darkness that is without. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as you have believed, so be it to you. And his servant was restored to health in that hour.


And the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into the mountain, where Jesus had appointed to meet them.

After this, Jesus showed himself again to his disciples, at the sea of Tiberias. And he showed himself in this way. There were together, Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathaniel of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.


And Jesus said: For judgment have I come into this world, that those who see not, may see; and that those who see, may become blind. And some of the Pharisees who were with him, heard these things, and said to him: Are we also blind? Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you would not have sin; but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

Verily, verily I say to you, he that goes not through the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief, and a robber. But he that enters through the door, is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the door-keeper opens; and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
And when he puts his own sheep out, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him; for they know his voice. And a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spoke Jesus to them; but they knew not the meaning of the things which he spoke to them. Therefore Jesus spoke again to them: Verily, verily I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All that came before me were thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: if any one enters through me, he shall be saved; and he shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in abundance. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, to whom the sheep do not belong, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep, and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know my sheep, and am known by mine. As the Father knows me, I also know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; those, also, must I bring, and they will hear my voice: and there shall be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason, my Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I have received from my Father. Again, therefore, there was a division among the Jews, on account of these words. And many of them said: He has a demon, and is mad; why do you hear him? Others said: These are not the words of one that has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?


After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles.

To whom, after he had suffered, he also showed himself alive, by many indubitable proofs; appearing to them for forty days, and speaking of the things that pertain to the kingdom of God. And calling them together, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of my Father, which, said he, you have heard from me; for John indeed immersed in water, but you shall be immersed in the Holy Spirit, not many days hence. read more.
Therefore, when they came together, they asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has reserved under his own control. But you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses for me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the most distant part of the earth.


and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve;

and saying: The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.


And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he was accused to him of wasting his goods. And he called him, and said to him: What is this that I hear of you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer act as steward. And the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes from me the stewardship. I have not strength to dig; I am ashamed to beg. read more.
I am resolved on what I shall do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, I may be received into their houses. And he called to him every one of his lord's debtors, and said to the first, How much do you owe my lord? He replied, A hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take back your note, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then he said to another, How much do you owe? He replied, A hundred homers of wheat. And he said to him, Take back your note, and write eighty. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he acted prudently. For the children of this age are more prudent toward their generation than the children of light. And I say to you, Make for yourselves friends with the unrighteous riches, that when you fail, you may be received into the everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in the least, is faithful also in much. He that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much. If, therefore, you have not been faithful in the unrighteous riches, who will intrust you with the true? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another s, who will give to you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters; for he will either hate the one, and love the other; or he will cleave to the one, and despise the other. You can not serve God and riches.



Now in the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews were astonished, and said: How has this man a knowledge of letters, having never been taught? Then Jesus answered and said: My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. read more.
If any one will do his will, he shall know with respect to the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak of myself. He who speaks of himself, seeks his own glory; he who seeks the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Did not Moses give you the law? and not one of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me? The multitude answered and said: You have a demon: who seeks to kill you? Jesus answered and said to them: I have done one work, and you are all astonished on account of this. Moses gave you circumcision, (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers,) and you circumcise a man on the sabbath-day. If a man receives circumcision on the sabbath-day, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I have restored the entire man to health on the sabbath-day? Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Then said some of the men of Jerusalem: Is not this he whom they seek to kill? and, lo, he is speaking boldly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers really learned that this is the Christ? But we know this man, whence he is. But when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is. Then Jesus cried out in the temple, as he was teaching, and said: You both know me, and you know whence I am; and I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you know not. But I know him, because I am from him, and he has sent me. Then they sought to take him; yet no one laid his hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. And many of the multitude believed on him, and said: When the Christ comes, will he do more signs than these which this man has done? The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and chief priests sent attendants to take him. Then Jesus said to them: Yet a little while I am with you, and I go away to him that sent me. You will seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, you can not come. Then the Jews said among themselves: Whither is this man about to go, that we shall not find him? Is he about to go to those who are dispersed among the Greeks, and to teach the Greeks? What means this saying which he uttered, You will seek me, and will not find me; and, Where I am you can not come? On the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, from his inner self shall flow rivers of living water. But this he spoke of the Spirit, which those who believe on him were about to receive; for the Holy Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. Therefore, many of the multitude, when they had heard this word, said: This is, in truth, the prophet. Others said: This is the Christ. But others said: Does the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ comes from the posterity of David, and from Bethlehem, the town where David was? So there was a division among the multitude because of him. And some of them desired to take him; but no one laid hands on him. Then came the attendants to the chief priests and the Pharisees; and they said to them: Why have you not brought him? The attendants answered: Never did man speak like this man. Then the Pharisees answered them: Are you also deceived? Has any one of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him? But this multitude that know not the law are cursed. Nicodemus said to them (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them): Does our law condemn a man unless it first hear from him, and know what he does? They answered and said to him: Are you also from Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee arises no prophet. And every one departed to his own house.


Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called together the Sanhedrin, and said: What are we doing? For this man does many signs. If we thus let him alone, all will believe on him, and the Romans will come and take away our place and our nation. But one of them, Caiaphas, who was chief priest that year, said to them: You know nothing, read more.
nor do you consider that it is profitable for us, that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish. But this he did not speak of himself; but being chief priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation; and not for the nation only, but that he should gather into one the children of God that were scattered abroad. From that day, therefore, they consulted together to put him to death. Therefore, Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but withdrew thence to the region near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there he remained with his disciples.


And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas was with them. Then Jesus came, though the doors had been closed, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then he said to Thomas: Reach hither your finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither your hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord and my God. read more.
Jesus said to him: Because you have seen me you have believed: blessed are they who, though they have not seen, yet have believed.


And the feast of the dedication was celebrated in Jerusalem, and it was winter: and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon's porch. Then the Jews came round him, and said to him: How long do you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. read more.
Jesus answered them: I have told you, and you do not believe. The works which I do in my Father's name, these testify of me. But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep. As I said to you, my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall take them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to take them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again, to stone him. Jesus answered them: Many good works have I showed you from my Father: for which of these works do you stone me? The Jews answered and said to him: We do not stone you for a good work, but for your impious words; and because you, being man, make yourself God. Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God was committed, (and the scripture can not be made void,) do you say of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You speak impiously, because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not; but if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him. Then they sought again to take him, but he escaped from their hands.


But though he had done so many signs in their presence, yet they believed not on him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For this reason they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: read more.
He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and should turn, and I should give them health. These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him. But yet, many even of the rulers believed on him; but on account of the Pharisees, they would not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory of men more than the glory of God. Jesus cried, and said: He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that sees me, sees him that sent me. I have come a light into the world, that he who believes on me, may not remain in darkness. And if any one hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has that which judges him: the word which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal. What things I speak therefore, as the Father has said to me, so I speak.


And the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into the mountain, where Jesus had appointed to meet them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying: All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me. read more.
Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations, immersing them (the disciples) into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and lo; I am with you all the days, even to the end of the age.


And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God comes not so as to attract attention; nor shall it be said, Lo here! or Lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is among you. And he said to his disciples: The days will come, when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it. read more.
And they shall say to you, Lo here! or Lo there! go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven, shines to an other part under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation. And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, till the day in which Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. In like manner also, as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but in the day in which Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day in which the Son of man is revealed. In that day, let not him that is on the house-top, and whose goods are in the house, come down to take them away. Likewise, he that is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever will seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever will lose his life, shall save it. I say to you, on that night two men shall be in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other 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 to him. Where, Lord? And he said to them: Where the body is, there will the vultures be gathered.


When the Son of man shall come in his own glory, and all the holy angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his own glory; and all nations shall be gathered before him; and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. read more.
Then the King will say to those on his right hand: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave- me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me to your houses; naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me. Then will the righteous answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and feed thee? or thirsty, and give thee drink? When did we see thee a stranger, and take thee to our home? or naked, and clothe thee? When did we see thee sick, or in prison, and come to thee? And the King will answer and say to them: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. Then will he say to those on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you gave me no food; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and you took me not to your houses; naked, and you did not clothe me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they also will answer, and say: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? Then will he answer them, saying: Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. And these shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.


And many multitudes were journeying with him; and he turned and said to them: If any one comes to me, and hates not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and his own life also, he can not be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, can not be my disciple. read more.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down, and count the cost, whether he has the means to finish it? Lest, when he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all that see it begin to deride him, saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or, what king, going to make war against another king, does not first sit down, and deliberate whether he is able, with ten thousand, to meet him that is coming; against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while he is yet at a distance, he sends an embassy, and asks for conditions of peace. So, then, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has, can not be my disciple. Salt is good; but if the salt become taste less, by what means shall it become salt again? It is fit neither for earth, nor for manure; but they cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.


And it came to pass, as they continued their journey, that he entered a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word. But Martha made herself busy with much serving; and she came to him, and said: Lord, dost thou not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her, therefore, that she help me. read more.
But Jesus answered and said to her: Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things: one thing is needful; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.


There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a certain poor man named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores: and he would gladly have been fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. And even the dogs came and licked his sores. read more.
And it came to pass, that the poor man died, and was carried by angels to Abra ham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried; and in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus iii his bosom. And he called to him 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, in your lifetime, you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus his evil things. But now he is comforted, and you are tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that they that would pass hence to you, can not; nor can they that would, pass thence to us. Then he said, I beseech you, therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house; for I have five brothers; that he may earnestly admonish them, lest they also come to this place of torment. Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. But he said, Not so, Father Abraham; but if one should go to them from the dead, they would repent. But he said to him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded, though one should rise from the dead.


And it came to pass, as he was journeying to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood at a distance. And they lift ed up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. read more.
And when he saw them, he said to them: Go, show your selves to the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were made clean. Bat, one of them, seeing that he was restored to health, turned back, and, with a loud voice, glorified God. And he fell on his face at his feet, and gave him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answered and said: Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Were there none found to return and give glory to God, but this one of another race? And he said to him: Arise, and go; your faith has saved you.


And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him. And he went in and reclined at table. And when the Pharisee saw it, he wondered that he had not first immersed himself before dinner. And the Lord said to him: Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and the plate; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. read more.
Senseless men, did not he who made the outside, make the inside also? But give as charity the contents of the cup, and behold, all things are clean for you. But alas for you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass by the justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, and those you ought not to have left undone. Alas for you, Pharisees! for you love the chief seat in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like graves that are not seen; and men that walk over them know it not. And one of the lawyers answered and said to him: Teacher, in saying these things, you reproach us also. He replied: Alas for you, lawyers, also! for you bind upon men burdens hard to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers, Alas for you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Therefore you attest and approve the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers. For this reason also the Wisdom of God said: I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill, and persecute, that the blood of all the prophets, which has been shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the temple; yes, I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Alas for you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not go in yourselves, and those who were entering in, you prevented. And when he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very angry, and to put questions to him about many things, trying to entrap him, and seeking to lay hold on something from his mouth, that they might accuse him.


And the passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sit ting. And when he had made a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also, and the oxen, and he poured out the money of the money-changers, and overthrew their tables; read more.
and said to those who sold doves: Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for thy house has eaten me up. Then answered the Jews and said to him: What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things? Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and I will raise it up in three days. Then the Jews said to him: Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rebuild it in three days? But he spoke of the temple of his body. "When, therefore, he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. And they believed the scripture, and the word that Jesus had spoken. And while he was in Jerusalem, during the feast of passover, many believed on his name, because they saw the signs that he did. But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men, and had no need that any one should testify of man, for he himself knew what was in man.


Then Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And there was a certain courtier, whose sou was sick in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and besought him that he would come down, and restore his son to health, for he was about to die. Then said Jesus to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe. read more.
The courtier said to him: Sir, come down before my child die. Jesus said to him: Go, your child lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus spoke, and departed. And as he was going down, his servants met him, and said: Your son lives. Then he inquired of them the hour in which he was restored to health. And they said to him: Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. Then his father knew that it was in the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Your son lives. And he himself, and all his house, believed. This is the second sign which Jesus did, when he came out of Judea into Galilee.


And the seventy returned with joy, and said: Lord, even the demons are subject to us through thy name. And he said to them: I saw Satan, like lightning from heaven, falling. Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and authority over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you. read more.
However, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said: I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows 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 to his disciples, and said privately: Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see; and to hear what you hear, and did not hear.


And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who are you? And he confessed, and did not deny; and he confessed: I am not the Christ. And they asked him: What then? Are you Elijah? And he said: I am not. Are you the prophet? And he answered: No. read more.
They then said to him: Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us; what say you of yourself? He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord; as said the prophet Isaiah. And those who were sent were of the Pharisees; and they asked him, and said to him: Why, then, do you immerse, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet? John answered them, saying: I immerse in water; but there stands one among you whom you know not. He it is, who, though he comes after me, is now before me; the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to loose. These things were done in Beth any, beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing. The next day John saw Jesus coming to him, and said: Behold the Lamb of God, that takes away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me comes a man who is now before me, for he existed before me. And I knew him not; but that he might be made manifest to Israel, for this reason I have come immersing in water. And John testified, saying: I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. And I knew him not; but he that sent me to immerse in water, said to me, On whom you shall see the Spirit descending and remaining, this is he that immerses in the Holy Spirit. And I saw, and do testify that this is the Son of God.


And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, and the scribes, and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, and found nothing that they could do, for all the people hung on his words.


Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus, of Bethany, the village of Mary and Martha her sister. It was the Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. read more.
But when Jesus heard it, he said: This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that by it the Son of God may be glorified. Now, Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When, therefore, he heard that he was sick, he still remained two days in the place where he was. Then after this, he said to his disciples: Let us go into Judea again. His disciples said to him: Rabbi, the Jews just now sought to stone thee, and art thou going thither again? Jesus answered: Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks during the day,, he does not stumble, for he sees the light of this world. But if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, be cause there is no light in him. Thus spoke he; and after this he said to them: Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. Then his disciples said: Lord, if he sleeps, he will be saved. Jesus spoke of his death; but they thought that he spoke of taking rest in sleep. Therefore, Jesus then said to them plainly: Lazarus is dead. And I rejoice, on your account, that I was not there, in order that you may believe. But let us go to him. Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow-disciples: Let us also go, that we may die with him. Then when Jesus came, he found that he had already been four days in the tomb. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Then Martha, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went out to meet him; but Mary sat still in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus: Lord, if thou hadst been here my brother would not have died. But even now, I know that whatever thou wilt ask of God, God will give thee. Jesus said to her: Your brother shall rise again. Martha said to him: I know that he will rise, in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believes on me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and he that lives and believes on me, shall never die. Do you believe this? She said to him: Yes, Lord; I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world. And when she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying: The Teacher has come, and calls for you. When she heard it, she rose quickly and came to him. Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was in the place where Martha met him. Then the Jews that were with her in the house, and were comforting her, seeing Mary rise and go out quickly, followed her, saying: She is going to the tomb to weep there. Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him: Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died. Then, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews that came with her weeping also, he was greatly moved in spirit, and troubled; and he said: Where have you laid him? They said to him: Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews: See how he loved him! And some of them said: Could not he, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused that even this man should not have died? Then Jesus, again greatly moved within himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was laid against it. Jesus said: Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said to him: Lord, the body is offensive; for he has been dead four days. Jesus said to her: Did I not tell you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted -up his eyes and said: Father, I thank thee, that thou hast heard me. I know, in deed, that thou dost always hear me. But for the sake of the multitude who stand around me, I have said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he had said these things, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that had been dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound around with a handkerchief. Jesus said to them: Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews that had come to Mary, and who saw what he had done, believed on him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what Jesus had done.


And when they had come into Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the didrachma? He said: Yes. And when he had come into the house, before he had spoken, Jesus said to him: What think you, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect tax or tribute? From their own sons, or from the sons of others? Peter said to him: From the sons of others. Jesus said to him: Then are their own sons free. read more.
But that we may give them no offense, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first; and when you have opened his mouth, you will find a stater; take that, and give to them for me and you.


And as they heard these things, he also spoke a parable, because he was near Jerusalem, and they thought that the kingdom of God would immediately appear. He said, there fore: A certain nobleman went into a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and gave them ten pounds, and said to them, Engage in trade till I come. read more.
But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that, when he had returned, having received the kingdom, he commanded those servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know what each had gained by trading. And the first came and said: Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds. And he said to him: Well done, good servant; because you have been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. And the second came and said: Lord, your pound has gained five pounds. And he said to him also: And be you over five cities. And another came and said: Lord, behold your pound, which I have kept laid away in a napkin. For I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man; you take up that which you did not lay down, and reap that which you did not sow. Then he said to him: Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was a hard man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping what I did not sow. And why then did you not put my money into the bank, that, when I came, I could have collected it with inter est? And he said to those who stood by: Take from him the pound, and give it to him that has ten pounds. And they said to him: Lord, he has ten pounds. For I say to you, To every one that has, it shall be given; but from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away. But those who are my enemies, who were not willing that I should rule over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. And when he had said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.


Then he began to reprove the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. Alas for thee, Chorazin! alas for thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which have been clone in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sack cloth and ashes. But I say to you, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, in the day of judgment, than for you. read more.
And thou, Capernaum, that hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hades. For if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained till this day. But I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee. At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son, but the Father; nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. Come to me, all you that are weary, and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my bur den is light.


Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come that he must go out of this world to his Father; and having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them to the end. And supper being over, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to deliver him up, Jesus, knowing that the Father had delivered all things into his hands, and that he had come from God, and was going to God, read more.
arose from supper, and laid aside his garments, and taking a towel, he girded himself. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash his disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. Then he came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said to him: What I am doing you know not now, but you will know here after. Peter said to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: Unless I wash you, you have no part with me. Simon Peter said to him: Lord, not my feet only, but my hands and my head. Jesus said to him: He that has bathed needs nothing else save to wash his feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all. For he knew who would deliver him up; for this reason he said, You are not all clean. Therefore, when he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, he reclined at table again, and said to them: Do you understand what I have done for you? You call me Teacher and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. If, then, I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also may do as I have done for you. Verily, verily I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you, if you do them.


After this, many of his disciples went back, and walked with him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away? Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life; read more.
and we believe, and know that thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus answered them: Have I not chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon; for he was about to deliver him up, being one of the twelve.


The next day, the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea, seeing that no other boat had been there but the one which his disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone; (but there came other boats from Tiberias near the place where they had eaten bread, after the Lord had given thanks;) when, therefore, the multitude saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they also entered the ships, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. read more.
And finding him on the opposite side of the sea, they said to him: Rabbi, when didst thou come hither? Jesus answered them, and said: Verily, verily I say to you, You seek me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves, and were satisfied. Labor not for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to life eternal, which the Son of man will give you; for him has God the Father at tested. Then they said to him: What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent. Therefore, they said to him: "What sign do you show, then, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven, and gives life for the world. Then they said to him: Lord, evermore give us this bread. Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger; he that believes on me shall never thirst. But I said to you, that you have seen me, and yet you do not believe. All that the Father gives me, will come to me; and him that comes to me, I will by no means cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that of all that he gives me, I shall lose nothing, but shall raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of him that sent me, that every one who sees the Son, and believes on him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. Then the Jews murmured at him, because he said, I am like bread that came down from heaven. And they said: Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How, then, does he say, I came down from heaven? Jesus answered and said to them: Murmur not among your selves; no man can come to me, unless the Father, who sent me, draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the- prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hears from the Father, and learns, comes to me. Not that any one has seen the Father, but he who is from God; he has seen the Father. Verily, verily I say to you, He that believes on me has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that any one may eat of it, and not die. I am the bread that lives, which came down from heaven. If any one eat of this bread, he shall live forever. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews, therefore, contended among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day; for my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him. As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father, so he that eats me, even he shall live by me. This is the bread that came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate the manna, and died; he that eats this bread shall live forever. These things he spoke in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Therefore, many of his disciples, when they heard him, said: This is a hard saying; who can hear it? But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them: Does this offend you? Then, what if you should see the Son of man go up where he was before? It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life. But there are some among you who believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who he was that would betray him. And he said: For this reason I said to you: No one can come to me unless it be given him from my Father.


Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. And looking on Jesus as he walked, he said: Be hold the Lamb of God. And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. read more.
And Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them: What do you seek? They said to him: Rabbi, (which, when translated, is called Teacher,) where abidest thou? He said to them: Come and see. They went and saw where he abode; and they remained with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two that heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him: We have found the Messiah; (which, when translated, is the Christ;) and he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looking on him, said: You are Simon, the son of Jonah; you shall be called Cephas (which, when translated, is Rock). The day following, Jesus wished to go into Galilee; and he found Philip, and said to him: Follow me. Now, Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathaniel, and said to him: We have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the SOD of Joseph. And Nathaniel said to him: Can any thing good come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him: Come and see. Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and said of him: Be hold, an Israelite in truth, in whom there is no guile. Nathaniel said to him: How knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said to him: Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig-tree, I saw you. Nathaniel answered and said to him: Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said to him: Do you believe, be cause I said to you, I saw you under the fig-tree? You shall see greater things than these. And he said to him: Verily, verily I say to you, From this time you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.


And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up to tempt him, and said: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him: What is written in the law? How do you read? He answered and said: You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole strength, and with your whole understanding, and your neighbor as yourself. read more.
He said to him: You have answered correctly; do this, and you shall live. But, wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answered and said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among; robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and went away, leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest went down along that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. In like manner, also, a Levite, when he came to the place, went and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came near him; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And he went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and he put him on his own beast, and carried him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him: Take care of him; and whatever you spend more, on my return, I will repay you. Which, then, of these three do you think was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? He replied: He that showed mercy to him. Jesus said to him: Go, and do you likewise.


But what think you? A man had two sons; and he went to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not. But he afterward regretted it, and went. And he came to the other, and spoke to him in like manner. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and went not. read more.
Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to him, The first. Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, The publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.


And he spoke a parable to them, that they ought always to pray, and not to become weary, saying: There was in a certain city a judge, who neither feared God nor regarded man. And there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, and said: Avenge me on my opponent at law. read more.
And for a while he refused. But afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet, because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge says; and will not God avenge his elect, who cry to him day and night, though he delay long in respect to them? I say to you, that he will avenge them speedily. Yet, when the Son of man comes, will he find the faith on the earth? And he spoke this parable to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and who 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, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God, be merciful to me a sinner. I say to you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For every one that exalts himself, shall be humbled; but he that humbles himself, shall be exalted.


And as Jesus was departing thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying: Son of David, have mercy on us. And when he had entered the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus said to them: Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord. Then he touched their eyes, and said: According to your faith, be it to you. read more.
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying: See that no one know it, But they went out and spread his fame abroad in all that land. And as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. And after the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, and said: Never was it seen thus in Israel. But the Pharisees said: He casts out the demons by the prince of the demons.


Then he said to his disciples: It is impossible that causes of offense should not come; but alas for him by whom they come! It would be better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sin against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. read more.
And if he sin against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you and say, I repent, you shall forgive him. And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith. And the Lord said: If you had faith like a grain of mustard, you might say to this sycamine-tree, Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea, and it should obey you. Which of you that has a servant plowing, or feeding a flock, will say to him immediately, when he comes in from the field, Go and recline at table? But will he not say to him, Make ready my supper, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and afterward, you shall eat and drink? Does he thank that servant, because he did what was commanded? I think not. So also you, when you shall have done all things that you arc commanded to do, say, We are unprofitable servants; for we have done what was our duty to do.


And his parents went up every year to Jerusalem, at the feast of passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast. And when they had kept the full number of days, and had set out to return, the child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew it not. read more.
But supposing that he was in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for him among their relatives and acquaintance; and not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem in search of him. And it came to pass, after three days, that they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding, and his answers. And when they saw him they were amazed. And his mother said to him: Child, why have you acted thus toward us? Be hold, your father and I have sought for you in sorrow. And he said to them: Why did you seek for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house? And they did not understand the words which he spoke to them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. And his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and with man.


Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bride-groom. Five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: read more.
but the wise took oil in their vessels, with their lamps. While the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was made: Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go you out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying: Lest there may not be enough for us and you, go rather to those who sell, and buy for your selves. While they were going to buy, the bridegroom came; and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage supper; and the door was closed. Afterward the other virgins also came, and said: Lord! Lord! open for us. But he answered and said: Verily I say to you, I know you not. Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. For as a man, on leaving his country, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods: To one he gave five talents; to another, two; and to another, one; to each one, according to his own ability, and immediately left his country. Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded with them, and made other five talents. In like manner also, he that had received the two, gained other two. But he that had received the one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. After a long time, the lord of those servants came and settled with them. And he that had received the five talents came and brought other five talents, and said: Lord, you delivered to me five talents: see, I have gained other five talents in addition to them. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many. Enter into the joy of your lord. And he also that had received the two talents came, and said: Lord, you delivered to me two talents; see, I have gained other two talents in addition to them. His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many. Enter into the joy of your lord. But he that had received the one talent came, and said: Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth; see, you have yours. His lord answered and said to him: Wicked and slothful servant; did you know that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Therefore, you ought to have put my money with the bankers; and, when I came, I could have received my own with interest. Therefore, take from him the talent, and give it to him that has the ten talents. For to every one that has, it shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the darkness without. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


But Jesus Christ was begotten thus: After his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they had come together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not choosing to make an example of her, intended to put her away privately. But while he was thinking of these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take home Mary your wife; for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that the word might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and his name shall be called Immanuel, which, when translated, is, God with us. And Joseph awoke from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him; and he took home his wife, and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son. And he called his name Jesus.


For the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a house, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the market, idle; read more.
and he said to them: Go you also into my vine yard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went. Again he went out about the sixth, and about the ninth hour, and did in like manner. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and said to them, Why do you stand here all the day idle? They said to him: No man has hired us. He said to them: Go you also into the vineyard, and whatever is right you shall receive. When the evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward: Call the laborers, and, beginning with the last, pay them their hire even to the first. And when those came who had been hired about the eleventh hour, they received each one a denarius. But when those came who had been hired first, they thought that they would receive more; and they received each one a denarius. And when they received it, they murmured against the master of the house, saying: These last have worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the heat. But he answered and said to one of them: Friend, I do you no in justice; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what is yours, and go; I will give to this last even as to you. Is it not allowed me to do what I will with my own? Or, is your eye envious, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few are chosen.


And it came to pass, that he went, on the sabbath day, into the house of one of the chief men of the Pharisees, to eat bread; and they watched him. And behold, there was a man before him, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath-day? read more.
But they were silent. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go. And he answered and said to them: Which of you, if his son or his ox should fall into a pit, would not immediately pull him out on the sabbath-day? And they were not able to give him an answer to these things. And he spoke a parable to those who had been invited, when he observed how they were choosing the first places at table; and he said to them: When you are invited by any one to a wedding, do not recline in the first place, lest a more honorable man than you may have been invited by him; and he that invited you and him, come and say to you, Give place to this man; and then you shall begin with shame to take the last place. But when you are invited, go and recline in the last place, that when he that invited you shall come, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher. Then you shall have honor in the presence of those who recline with you. For every one that exalts himself shall Le humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. Then he said also to him that had invited him: "When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor your rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and a recompense be made you. But when you make a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind; and you shall be blessed; for they have no power to repay you; but you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just. And a certain one of those who reclined at table with him, after hearing these things, said to him: Blessed is he who shall cat bread in the kingdom of God. And he said to him: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper, to say to those who had been invited, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a farm, and I must go and see it; I pray you, have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them; I pray you, have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and, for this reason, I can not come. And that servant came and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house was angry, and said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor and the maimed, the lame and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said to his servant, Go out into the roads, and among the hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be full. For I say to you, that not one of those men who have been invited, shall taste of my supper.


And after these things, the Lord appointed seventy others, also, and sent them, two and two, before his face, into every city and place to which he himself was about to go. He said, therefore, to them: The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that he send out laborers into his harvest. Go; behold, I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves. read more.
Carry no purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest on him; but, if not, it shall return upon you. And in that house remain, eating and drinking what they have to give; for the laborer is worthy of his hire; go not from house to house. And whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come near to you. But whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of it, and say: Even the dust of your city, which cleaves to us, we do wipe off against you; yet know this, that the kingdom of God has come near to you. I say to you, It shall be more tolerable, in that day, for Sodom, than for that city. Alas for thee, Chorazin! alas for thee, Bethsaida! for, if the mighty works which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in the judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, who hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hades. He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him that sent me.


And it came to pass, the next day, that he was going to a city called Nain; and many of his disciples and a great multitude followed him. And when he came near the gate of tho city, behold, they were carrying out a dead man, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a great multitude from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her: Weep not. read more.
And he went and touched the bier; and those who were carrying it, stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to you, Arise. And he that had been dead, sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother. And fear seized on all; and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet has arisen among us; and, God has visited his people. And this report concerning him went abroad into all Judea and all the neighboring region.


I was in spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a great voice like that of a trumpet, saying: What you see, write in a book, and send to the seven churches; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea. And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me: and having turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks, read more.
and in the midst of the seven candlesticks, one like the Son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to his feet, and girded about the breast with a golden girdle. His head and his hair were white as white wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet were like fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace: and his voice was like the voice of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp, two-edged sword: arid his face was as the sun when it shines in its strength. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead; and he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not, I am the First and the Last, and I am he that lives; and I was dead, and be hold, I am alive from age to age: and I have the keys of hades and of death.


And it was necessary that he should go through Samaria. He came, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. And Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well. It was about the sixth hour. read more.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. And Jesus said to her: Give me to drink. For his disciples had gone into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to him: How is it that you, who are a Jew, ask drink of me, who am a woman of Samaria? (For the Jews have no social intercourse with the Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her: If you had known the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink, you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water. The woman said to him: Sir, you have ho vessel with which you can draw, and the well is deep; whence have you that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, and his sons, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said to her: "Whoever drinks of this water, will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him, shall never thirst. But the water that I will give him, shall be in him a fountain of water springing up in order to eternal life. The woman said to him: Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come hither to draw. Jesus said to her: Go, call your husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said: I have no husband. Jesus said to her: You have well said. I have no husband; for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband. In this you have spoken truly. The woman said to him: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where we ought to worship. Jesus said to her: Woman, believe me, the hour is coming, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. You worship you know not what; we know what we worship; for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman said to him: I know that Messiah (who is called Christ) is coming; when he comes, he will tell us all things. Jesus said to her: I who speak to you am he. And upon this his disciples came, and were astonished that he was talking with the woman. Yet no one said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with her? Then the woman left her water-pot, and went into the city, and said to the men: Come, see a man who has told me all things that I ever did. Is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came to him. In the mean time, the disciples besought him, saying: Rabbi, eat. But he said to them: I have food to eat of which you know not. Then the disciples said one to another: Has any one brought him food? Jesus said to them: My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Do you not say, There are yet four months, and harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are already white for the harvest. And he that reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for life eternal; that he that sows, and he that reaps, may rejoice together. For in this is the saying true, One sows and another reaps. I have sent you to reap that on which you bestowed no labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labors. And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, because of the word of the woman who testified, He told me all things that I ever did. When, therefore, the Samaritans came to him, they besought him to abide with them. And he abode there two days. And many more believed because of his own word; and they said to the woman: We no longer believe because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard, and we know that this is in truth the Savior of the world, the Christ.


When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked if the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to the dominion of Herod, he sent him to Herod, who was at that time in Jerusalem. When Herod saw Jesus, he rejoiced greatly; for he had, for a long time, desired to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign done by him. read more.
And he questioned him concerning many things; but he made him no answer. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, and vehemently accused him. But Herod and his guards treated him with contempt; and having mocked him, and put on him a gaudy robe, he sent him back to Pilate. And on the same day, Pilate and Herod became friends to each other; for, before this, they had been at enmity the one toward the other.


Then, six days before the passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper, and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of those who reclined at table with him. Then Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the perfume of the ointment. read more.
Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, who was about to deliver him up: Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor? But he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the purse, and took what was put in it. Then Jesus said: Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of my burial. For the poor you have always with you; but me you have not always. Therefore, a great multitude of the Jews learned that he was there; and they came, not on account of Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.


And when eight days were completed for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, as it had been called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days for their purification were completed according to the law of Moses, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord, (as it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) read more.
and to offer a sacrifice, according to that which is commanded in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon. And this man was just and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Spirit was upon him: and it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Anointed. And he came by the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him in his arms, and blessed God, and said: Now, Lord, thou dost let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light for a revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother wondered at the things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising again of many in Israel, and for a sign to be spoken against, (and a sword shall pierce through your own soul,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher; she was of great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity: and she was a widow of about eighty-four years, and she departed not from the temple, but served, day and night, with fastings and prayers. And she came in at that hour, and gave thanks to Lord, and spoke of him to all that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.


And one of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and reclined at table. And, behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that he reclined at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood behind at his feet, weeping; and she began to wash his feet with her tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. read more.
But when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw it, he said within himself: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus answered and said to him: Simon, I have some thing to say to you. He replied: Teacher, say on. A certain creditor had two debtors; the one owed him five hundred denarii, the other, fifty. But as they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, then, will love him the more? Simon answered and said: I suppose he to whom he forgave the more. He said to him: You have decided correctly. And turning toward the woman, he said to Simon: Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet; but she has washed my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss; but she, from the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil; but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much. But he to whom little is forgiven, loves little. And he said to her: Your sins are forgiven. And those who reclined at table with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that also forgives sins? But he said to the woman: Your faith has saved you; go in peace.


There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come as a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him. Jesus answered and said to him: Verily, verily I say to you, unless a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. read more.
Nicodemus said to him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter his mother's womb the second time, and be born? Jesus answered: Verily, verily I say to you, unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God. That which is begotten of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is begotten of the Spirit, is spirit. Wonder not that I said to you, you must all be born again, The Spirit breathes where he pleases, and you hear his voice, but you know not whence he comes, and whither he goes; so is every one that is begotten of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to him: How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him: Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? Verily, verily, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and testify to that which we have seen; and you receive not our testimony. If I have told you of earthly things, and you believe not, how will you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man has ascended into heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up; that whoever believes on him may not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world, through him, might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned; but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil, hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he that does the truth, comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are done in God.


And Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity. And when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and scattered as sheep that had no shepherd. Then he said to his disciples: The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. read more.
Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.


And Mary arose in those days, and went with haste into the mountainous country, into a city of Judah; and she came into the house of Zachariah, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, that the babe in her womb leaped for joy. read more.
And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and spoke with a loud voice, and said: Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, behold, when the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed; for there shall be a fulfillment of the things which were spoken to her from the Lord. And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed; for He that is Mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name: and his mercy is from generation to generation upon those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in the understanding of their hearts. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped Israel his servant, (as he spoke to our fathers,) by remembering his mercy to Abraham and to his posterity forever. And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her own house.


When they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there till I bring you word; for Herod is about to seek for the young child, to destroy him. And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt, and was there till the death of Herod; that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through his prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my Son. read more.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the Magi, was greatly enraged, and sent out and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem and in all its borders, from the age of two years and under, according to the time which he had strictly inquired of the Magi. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: A voice was heard in Eamah, wailing and weeping, and great mourning; Eachel weeping for her children, and refusing to be comforted because they are no more. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying: Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead who sought the young child's life. And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither. But being warned in a dream, he with drew into the regions of Galilee, and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets: He shall be called a Nazarene.


And he came to Bethsaida; and they brought to him a blind man, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the village. And he spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, and asked him if he saw any thing. And he looked up and said: I see men, like trees, walking. read more.
Then he again laid his hands on his eyes, and made him look up. And he was restored, and saw all things clearly. And he sent him away to his house, and said: Neither go into the village, nor tell it to any one in the village.


IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists. read more.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came as a witness, to testify of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not the Light; but he came to testify of the Light. He was the true Light, which, coming into the world, gives light to every man. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came to his own country, and his own people received him not. But as many as received him, to them he gave the privilege of be coming the children of God, even to those who believe on his name; who were begotten, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the "WORD became flesh, and tabernacled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and of truth. John testified of him, and cried, saying: This is he of whom I said: He that comes after me, is now before me, for he existed before me. And from his fullness have we all received, even grace for grace; for the law was given through Moses, but the grace and the truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has revealed him.


And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; for he has looked upon the lowly condition of his handmaid. For, behold, from this time, all generations shall call me blessed; read more.
for He that is Mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name: and his mercy is from generation to generation upon those who fear him. He has done mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in the understanding of their hearts. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent empty away. He has helped Israel his servant, (as he spoke to our fathers,) by remembering his mercy to Abraham and to his posterity forever.


And on the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage. And the wine having failed, the mother of Jesus said to him: They have no wine. read more.
Jesus said to her: Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants: Whatever he says to you, do. Now, according to the Jewish custom of purifying, six water-pots of stone had been set there, containing each two or three baths. Jesus said to them: Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them to the brim. And he said to them: Draw out now, and carry it to the governor of the feast. And they carried it. When the governor of the feast had tasted the water that had been made wine, (and he knew not whence it was, but the servants that had drawn the water knew,) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and said to him: Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is inferior; but you have kept the good wino till now. This beginning of signs Jesus made in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him. After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brothers and his disciples. And they continued there not many days.


And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin be trothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And the angel came into her presence, and said: Hail, graciously accepted: the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. read more.
And she was perplexed at his words, and reasoned, what this salutation could mean. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. But Mary said to the angel: How shall this be, since I know not a man? And the angel answered and said to her: The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for which reason, also, that which is begotten, being holy, shall be called the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth your kinswoman, even she has conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren; for nothing shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.


And he entered, and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man called Zacchaeus, who was a chief publican; and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus, who he was, and was not able on account of the multitude, because he was of small stature. read more.
And he ran before, and climbed up a sycamore-tree, that he might see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said to him: Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for I must spend this day at your house. And he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying: He has gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken from any one by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said to him: To-day has salvation come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.


And it came to pass, as he was in a certain place praying, that, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said to them: "When you pray, say, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us, day by day, the bread sufficient for our support; read more.
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 the evil one. And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine, who is on a journey, has 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 already closed, and my children and myself are in bed; I can not rise and give you. I say to you, Although he will not arise and give him, because he is his friend, yet, on account of his importunity, he will arise and give him as many as he needs. And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks, receives; and he that seeks, finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. If a son ask bread of any one of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he, instead of a fish, give him a serpent? Or if he ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If, then, you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


And there were in the same country shepherds, living in the open field, and guarding their flock by night. And, behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were greatly afraid. And the angel said to them: Be not afraid; for, behold, I bring you good news of great joy, which shall be for all people. read more.
For there is born for you this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be to you the sign: you will find the babe wrapped in swathing-clothes, and lying in a stable. 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 among men. And it came to pass, that, after the angels had gone away into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us now go to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. And they came with haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the stable. And after they had seen it, they made known every where the words that had been spoken to them of this child. And all that heard, wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things in her mind, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all things which they had heard and seen, as it had been told to them.


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage. When Herod the king heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. read more.
And when he had assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born. And they said to him: In Bethlehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet: And thou, Bethlehem, city of Judah, art by no means the least among the chiefs of Judah; for out of thee shall come a leader, that shall be a shepherd to my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had secretly called the Magi, inquired of them strictly at what time the star, then visible, first made its appearance: and sending them to Bethlehem, he said: Go, make strict inquiry for the young child: and when you have found him, bring me word, that I also may go and do him homage. When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over the place where the young child was. And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy. And having come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother; and falling down, they did him homage. And when they had opened their treasures, they offered to him gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country by another way.


And he spoke this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree that was planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none. Then he said to his vine-dresser, Behold, for three years I have come and sought fruit on this fig-tree, and I have found none; cut it down; why does it occupy the ground unprofitably? But he answered and said to him, Sir, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and throw in manure; read more.
and it may bear fruit; but if not, after ward you shall cut it down.


And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he cured them.


And it came to pass afterward, that he went through every city and village, preaching, and making known the good news of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with him; and also certain women that had been cured of evil spirits and diseases; Mary, called Magdalene, out of whom had gone seven demons, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him from their means.


And it came to pass in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabitants of the land should be enrolled. This enrollment first took place when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each one to his own city. read more.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (for he was of the house and family of David,). to be enrolled with Mary his be trothed wife, who was with child. And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for her to be delivered were completed; and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swathing-clothes, and laid him in the stable, because there was no place for them in the inn.


after that, he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain till this day; but some have fallen asleep.


And when eight days were completed for circumcising him, his name was called Jesus, as it had been called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb.