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And Peter was sitting without, in the court; and a certain maid-servant approached him, saying, "And you were with Jesus the Galilaean!" But he denied before them all, saying, "I know not what you are saying." And another maid saw him, when he walked out into the porch, and says to those there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." read more.
And again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the Man." And after a little while, those who stood by, having come, said to Peter, "Truly you also are one of them; for even your speech makes you manifest." Then began he to curse and swear, "I do not know the Man." And straight-way a cock crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, saying, "Before a cock crows, you will thrice deny Me." And, going forth without, he wept bitterly.

And those who seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. And Peter was following Him afar off to the court of the high priest; and, entering within, he was sitting with the attendants to see the end.

And, as Peter was beneath in the court, there comes one of the maids of the high priest; and, seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and says, "You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus." But he denied, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are saying." And he went out into the porch [and the cock crowed]. read more.
And the maid, seeing him, began again to say to those standing by, This is one of them." But he again denied. And, after a little while, those who stood by said to Peter, "Of a truth you are one of them; for you are a Galilaean." But he began to curse, and to swear, "I know not This Man of Whom ye speak." And straightway the second time the cock crowed. And Peter remembered the word, how Jesus said to him, "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny Me thrice." And, having thought thereon, he kept weeping.

And Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said, therefore, to him, "Are you also one of His disciples?" He denied, and said, "I am not." One of the servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, "Did not I see you in the garden with Him?" Again, therefore, Peter denied; and straightway a cock crowed.

And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and there come together with him all the high priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed Him afar off, even within into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the attendants, and he was warming himself at the light of the fire.

And, seizing Him, they led Him away, and brought Him into the house of the high priest. But Peter was following afar off. And, they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them. And a certain maid, seeing him sitting by the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with Him." read more.
But he denied, saying, "I do not know Him, woman." And, after a little while, another, seeing him, said, "You also are one of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not." And, about one hour having intervened, a certain other was confidently insisting, saying, "Of a truth this one also was with Him; for he also is a Galilaean." But Peter said, "Man, I know not what you are saying." And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crowed. And, turning, the Lord looked upon Peter: and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He said to him, "Before a cock shall crow to-day, you will thrice deny Me." And, going forth without, he wept bitterly.

and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. And it was Caiaphas who counseled the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. And that disciple was known to the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; read more.
But Peter was standing at the door without. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spake to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. The maiden door-keeper, therefore, says to Peter, Are you also one of this Man's disciples?" He says, "I am not." And the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals (because it was cold), and were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.


And Pilate, calling together the high priests and the rulers and the people, said to them, "Ye brought to me This Man as One perverting the people and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, found no fault in This Man regarding those things of which ye accuse Him; no, nor yet Herod; for he sent Him hack to us; and, behold, nothing worthy of death has been done by Him. read more.
Chastising Him, therefore, I will release Him" OMITTED TEXT. But they cried out again with all the multitude, saying, "Away with Him! and release to us Barabbas!"??19 one who, indeed, because of a certain insurrection made in the city, and of murder, was cast into prison. And again Pilate called to them, wishing to release Jesus. But they kept calling out, saying, "Crucify, crucify Him!" But he said to them the third time, "Why, what evil did This Man do? I found in Him nothing worthy of death. Chastising Him, therefore, I will release Him." But they were urgent, with loud voices, asking that He might be crucified. And their voices prevailed. And Pilate gave judgment that their request should be executed; and he released him who, because of insurrection and murder, had been cast into prison, for whom they were asking; but he delivered up Jesus to their will.

And at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired; and they then had a noted prisoner called Barabbas. When, therefore, they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, "Whom do ye desire that I should release to you? Barabbas or Jesus Who is called Christ?" read more.
For he knew that because of envy they delivered Him up. And, while he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that Righteous One; for I suffered many things today in a dream because of Him." But the high priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes, that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. And the governor, answering, said to them, "Which of the two do ye desire that I should release to you?" And they said, Barabbas." Pilate says to them, "What, then, shall I do to Jesus Who is called Christ?" They all say, "Let Him be crucified." But he said, "Why, what evil did He perform?" And they were crying out the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!" And Pilate, seeing that it availed nothing, but rather a tumult was being made, taking water, washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this Man. Ye shall see to it." And all the people, answering, said, "His blood be upon us, and upon our children." Then he released to them Barabbas; but, having scourged Jesus, he delivered Him up to be crucified.

Now at the feast he was wont to release to them one prisoner, whom they asked of him. And there was one called Barabbas, bound with the insurgents, who, in the insurrection, had committed murder. And, coming up, the multitude began to ask him to do as he was wont to do to them. read more.
And Pilate answered them, saying, "Do you wish me to release to you the King of the Jews?" (For he was coming to understand that because of envy the high priests had delivered Him up). But the high priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather release to them Barabbas. And Pilate, again answering, said to them, "What, then, shall I do to Him Whom ye call the King of the Jews?" And they cried out again, "Crucify Him!" And Pilate said to them, "Why, what evil did He do?" But they cried out vehemently, "Crucify Him!" And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the multitude, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, after having scourged Him, to be crucified.

But ye have a custom, that I should release to you one at the passover. Do ye wish, therefore, that I release to you the King of the Jews?" They cried out, therefore, again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas!" Now Barabbas was a robber.

Then Pilate, therefore, took Jesus, and scourged Him. And the soldiers, having platted a crown of thorns, placed it upon his head, and put on Him a purple robe; and they kept coming to Him, and saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they were giving Him blows with a rod. read more.
And Pilate went out again, and says to them, "Behold, I bring Him out to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in Him." Jesus, therefore, came forth without, wearing the thorn-crown, and the purple robe. And he says to them, "Behold, the Man!" When, therefore, the high priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, "Crucify! crucify!" Pilate says to them, "Take ye Him, and crucify Him; for I find not a crime in Him." The Jews, therefore, answered him, "We have a law, and according to the law He ought to die, because He made Himself God's Son." When, therefore, Pilate heard this saying, he was the more afraid; and he entered again into the Praetorium, and says to Jesus, "Whence art Thou?" But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate, therefore, says to Him, "Dost Thou not speak to me? Knowest Thou not that I have authority to release Thee, and have authority to crucify Thee?" Jesus answered him, "You would have no authority against Me, unless it were given to you from above; on this account, he who delivered Me up to you has greater sin." In consequence of this, Pilate was seeking to release Him; but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you release this Man, you are not Caesar's friend; every one who makes himself a king speaks against Caesar." Pilate, therefore, having heard these words, led Jesus without, and sat down on the judgment-seat at a place called the "Pavement," but, in Hebrew, "Gabbatha." And it was the Preparation of the passover: it was about the sixth hour. And he says to the Jews, "Behold, your King!" They, therefore, cried out, "Away with Him! away with Him! Crucify Him!" Pilate says to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The high priests answered, We have no king but Caesar!" Then, therefore, he delivered Him up to them to be crucified.


And, as Peter was beneath in the court, there comes one of the maids of the high priest; and, seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and says, "You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus." But he denied, saying, "I neither know nor understand what you are saying." And he went out into the porch [and the cock crowed]. read more.
And the maid, seeing him, began again to say to those standing by, This is one of them." But he again denied. And, after a little while, those who stood by said to Peter, "Of a truth you are one of them; for you are a Galilaean." But he began to curse, and to swear, "I know not This Man of Whom ye speak." And straightway the second time the cock crowed. And Peter remembered the word, how Jesus said to him, "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny Me thrice." And, having thought thereon, he kept weeping.

And, while He is yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a large multitude, with swords and clubs, from the high priests and elders of the people. And he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whomsoever I kiss, He it is; seize Him." And immediately coming to Jesus, he said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. read more.
But Jesus said to him, "Comrade, do that for which you are present!" Then, coming near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took Him. And, behold, one of those with Jesus stretching forth his hand, grasped his sword; and, smiting the servant of the high priest, he struck off his ear. Then saith Jesus to him, "Return your sword to its place; for all taking a sword will perish by a sword. Or do you think that I cannot call upon My Father, and He will place beside Me, even now, more than twelve legions of angels? How, then, could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?" In that hour Jesus saith to the multitudes, "Did ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to arrest Me? Daily with you, in the temple, I was wont to sit, teaching, and ye seized me not. But all this has come to pass, that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples, forsaking Him, fled.

And straightway, while He yet spake, comes Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the high priests and the scribes and the elders. Now he that was betraying Him gave them a signal, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, This is He, take Him, and lead Him away securely." And, having come, going straightway to Him, he says, "Rabbi;" and kissed Him. read more.
And they laid hands on Him, and took Him. And one of those standing by, having drawn his sword, smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. And Jesus answering, said to them, "Did ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to seize Me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye did not take Me; but this is done that the Scriptures may be fulfilled." And, having left Him, they all fled. And a certain young man was following with Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body; and they lay hold on him; but, leaving the linen cloth, he fled naked. And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and there come together with him all the high priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed Him afar off, even within into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the attendants, and he was warming himself at the light of the fire.

While He was yet speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who is called Judas, one of the twelve, was coming before them; and he drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. And Jesus said to him, "Judas, do ye betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" And those about Him, seeing what was about to follow, said, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?" read more.
And a certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his right ear. But Jesus, answering, said, "Suffer ye thus far." And, touching the ear, He healed him. And Jesus said to the high priests and captains of the temple and elders, who came up against Him, "Did ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against Me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness."

And Judas also, who betrayed Him, knew the place; because Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with His disciples. Judas, therefore, having received the band of soldiers and officers from the high priests and the Pharisees, comes thither with lanterns, and torches, and weapons. Jesus, therefore, knowing all things that were coming upon Him, went forth, and saith to them, "Whom seek ye?" read more.
They answered Him, "Jesus, the Nazarene." Jesus saith to them, "I am He." And Judas also, who betrayed Him, was standing with them. When, therefore, He said to them, "I am He," they went backward, and fell to the ground. Again, therefore, He asked them, "Whom seek ye?" And they said, "Jesus, the Nazarene." Jesus answered, "I told you that I am He; if, therefore, ye are seeking Me, permit these to go their way;" that the word might be fulfilled, which He spake, "Of those whom Thou hast given Me, I lost none." Simon Peter, therefore, having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchus. Jesus, therefore, said to Peter, "Put up the sword into the sheathe. The cup which the Father hath given Me, shall I not drink it?" So the band, and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus, and bound Him,


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

and, last of all, as to one born out of time, He appeared to me also.

And he said, 'The God of our fathers appointed you to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice out of His mouth;

But arise, and stand upon your feet; for I appeared to you for this end, to appoint you a minister and a witness both of the things in which you saw Me, and of the things in which I will appear to you;

And, on the following night, the Lord, standing by him, said, "Be of good courage; for, as you fully testified as to the things concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you must testify at Rome also."

And, as he was journeying, it came to pass, that he was drawing nigh to Damascus; and suddenly there flashed around him a light from Heaven; and, having fallen upon the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" And he said, "Who art Thou, Lord?" And He said, "I am Jesus Whom you are persecuting. read more.
But arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do." And the men who were journeying with him were standing speechless; hearing, indeed, the voice, but beholding no one. And Saul arose from the earth; and, his eyes being opened, he beheld nothing; but, taking him by the hand, they led him into Damascus. And he was three days without seeing; and he neither ate, nor drank. And there was a certain disciple in Damascus, Ananias by name; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias?" And he said, "Behold, I am here, Lord!" And the Lord said to him, "Arise, go to the street that is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one named Saul of Tarsus; for, behold, he is praying; and in a vision he saw a man, Ananias by name, coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive sight." And Ananias answered, "Lord, I heard from many concerning this man, how many evils he did to Thy saints in Jerusalem; and here he has authority from the high priests to bind all those calling on Thy name." But the Lord said to him, "Go your way; because this man is to Me a chosen vessel to bear My name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel; for I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake. And Ananias went away, and entered into the house; and, laying his hands on him, said, "Brother Saul, the Lord hath sent me??ven Jesus, Who appeared to you in the way in which you were coming, sent me, that you may receive sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit."


and saw Him, saying to me, 'Make haste, and go forth quickly out of Jerusalem; because they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.'


Having spoken these things, Jesus went forth with His disciples beyond the winter-brook Kidron, where was a garden, into which He entered Himself and His disciples.

And, having sung praises, they went out into the mount of Olives.

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

Then cometh Jesus with them into a place called Gethsemane, and saith to the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I, going yonder, pray." And, taking with Him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be grieved and to be in distress. Then saith He to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful even unto death! Abide ye here, and watch with Me." read more.
And, going forward a little, He fell on His face, praying, and saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt." And He cometh to the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, "Were ye thus unable to watch with Me one hour? Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit, indeed, is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again, a second time, going away, He prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is not possible that this cup should pass away except I drink it, Thy will be done," And, coming again, He found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy. And, leaving them, going away again, He prayed a third time, saying again the same words. Then He cometh to the disciples, and saith to them, "Sleep on the remaining time, and take your rest. Behold the hour has drawn near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who is betraying Me is at hand."

And they come to a place the name of which is Gethsemane. And He saith to His disciples, "Sit ye here, while I pray." And He taketh with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and to be in distress. And He saith to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, unto death! Abide here, and watch." read more.
And going forward a little, He fell on the ground, and was praying, that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from Him. And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to Thee; take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what Thou wilt." And He cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? were you not able to watch one hour? Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit, indeed, is willing, but the flesh is weak." And, going away again, He prayed, saying the same thing. And, returning, He found them again sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they knew not what to answer Him. And He cometh the third time, and saith to them, "Sleep on the remaining time, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour came; behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going. Behold, he that is betraying Me has come near."

And, going out, He went, according to His custom, to the mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him; and, having come to the place, He said to them, "Pray, that ye enter not into temptation." And He was parted from them about a stone's throw; and, kneeling down, He prayed, read more.
saying, "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done." And there appeared to Him an angel from Heaven, strengthening Him. And, being in an agony, He was praying more earnestly. And His sweat became, as it were, large drops of blood falling down upon the ground! And, arising from prayer, and coming to the disciples, He found them sleeping for grief, and said to them, "Why are ye sleeping? Rising up, pray, that ye enter not into temptation."


And, evening having come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, whose name was Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. This man, going to Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given up. And, taking the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen, read more.
and laid it in his own new tomb, which he hewed out in the rock; and, having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. And on the morrow which, indeed, is the day after the Preparation, the high priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, saying, Sir, we were reminded that that Deceiver said, while yet living, 'After three days I rise again;' order, therefore, that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest haply His disciples, coming, should steal Him away, and say to the people, 'He was raised from the dead;' and the last error will be worse than the first." And Pilate said to them, "Ye have a guard; go your way, secure it, as ye know how." And, going, they made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone, in connection with the guard.

And, evening having already come, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, there came Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable councillor; who also himself was looking for the Kingdom of God; and boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered, if He had already died; and, calling to him the centurion, he asked him, whether He were already dead. read more.
And, having learned it from the centurion, he granted the Corpse to Joseph. And he, having brought linen cloth, and having taken Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where He was laid.

And, behold, a man, Joseph by name, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man (the same had not consented to their plan and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the Kingdom of God: the same, going to Pilate, asked for the body of Jesus. read more.
And, taking it down, he wrapped it in fine linen, and placed Him in a tomb, hewn in a stone, where no one was yet laid. And it was a day of Preparation, and a sabbath was approaching. And the women who had accompanied Him out of Galilee, following after, beheld the tomb, and how His body was laid. And, returning, they prepared spices and perfumes; and, on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

The Jews, therefore, (since it was the Preparation), that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, (for the day of that sabbath was great), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and they be taken away. The soldiers, therefore, came, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with Him; but, when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was already dead, they broke not His legs; read more.
but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and straightway there came out blood and water. And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he says what is true, that ye also may believe. For these things came to pass, 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 these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly through fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. He came, therefore, and took away His body. And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to Him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. So they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of Jews is to bury. Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid. There, therefore, on account of the Preparation of the Jews (because the tomb was near), they laid Jesus.


and, as they were eating, He said, "Verily I say to you, one of you will betray Me." And, being exceedingly grieved, they began to say to Him, each one, "Is it I, Lord?" And He, answering, said, "He who dipped with Me his hand in the dish, the same will betray Me. read more.
The Son of Man, indeed, goeth, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had never been born!" And Judas, who betrayed Him, answering, said, "Is it I, Rabbi?" He says to him, "You said it."

And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, "Verily I say to you, one of you will betray Me??ne who is eating with Me." They began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him, one by one, "Is it I?" And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve??e that is dipping with Me in the dish. read more.
Because the Son of Man is going as it has been written concerning Him; but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had not been born."

But, behold, the hand of him who is betraying Me is with Me on the table; because the Son of Man, indeed, is going according as it has been determined; but woe to that man through whom He is betrayed!" And they began to inquire together among themselves, which of them it was, who was about to perpetrate this thing.

Having said these things, Jesus was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, "Verily, verily, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me." The disciples were looking one on another, doubting about whom He was speaking. There was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. read more.
Simon Peter, therefore, beckons to this one, and says to him, "Tell us who it is about whom He is speaking." He, leaning back as he was on the breast of Jesus, says to Him, "Lord, who is it?" Jesus, therefore, answereth, "He it is for whom I shall dip the morsel, and give it to him." Having, therefore, dipped the morsel, He taketh and giveth it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. And after the morsel, then Satan entered into him. Jesus, therefore, saith to him, "What you do, do quickly." And no one of those reclining knew for what purpose He spake this to him; for some thought, because Judas had the money-bag, that Jesus said to him, "Buy what we need for the feast," or that he should give something to the poor. He, therefore, having received the morsel, went out straightway; and it was night.


and, when they mocked Him, they took off the robe from Him, and put on His own garments, and led Him away to crucify Him. And, coming out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they impressed to bear the cross. And, having come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say "Place of a skull," read more.
they gave Him to drink wine mingled with gall; and, having tasted it, He would not drink.

And, when they mocked Him, they took from Him the purple, and put on Him His own garments. And they lead Him out to crucify Him. And they impress one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His cross. And they bring Him to the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, "The place of a skull." read more.
And they were offering Him wine mingled with myrrh: but He did not take it.

And, when they led Him away, laying hold of one Simon a Cyrenian, coming from the country, they laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus. And there was following Him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented Him But, turning towards them, Jesus said, "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, 'Happy the barren, and the wombs which bore not, and breasts that gave not suck.' Then will 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 there were being led two others also, malefactors, with Him to be put to death.

Then, therefore, he delivered Him up to them to be crucified. They took Jesus, therefore; and, bearing the cross for Himself, He went forth into the place called "Place of a Skull," which, in Hebrew, is called "Golgotha;"


And, when morning came, all the high priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put Him to death; and, binding Him, they led Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate, the governor.

And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor questioned Him, saying, "Art Thou the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "You say it." And, while He was being accused by the high priests and elders, He answered nothing. Then says Pilate to Him, "Hearest Thou not how many things they testify against Thee?" read more.
And He did not answer him, not even to one word; so that the governor greatly wondered.

And straightway in the morning the high priests with the elders, and the scribes, and the whole Sanhedrin, having held a consultation, binding Jesus, carried Him away, and delivered Him up to Pilate. And Pilate asked Him, "Art Then the King of the Jews?" And He, answering, saith to him, "You say it." And the high priests accused Him of many things. read more.
And Pilate again asked Him, saying, "Answerest Thou nothing? Behold how many things they accuse Thee of!" But Jesus no longer made any answer; so that Pilate marvelled.

And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led Him before Pilate. And they began to accuse Him, saying, "We found This Man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ a King!" And Pilate asked Him, saying, "Art Thou the King of the Jews?" And He, answering, said to him, "You say it." read more.
And Pilate said to the high priests and to the multitudes, "I find no fault in This Man." But they were the more urgent, saying, "He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judaea, and beginning from Galilee even to this place."

They led Jesus, therefore, from Caiaphas into the Praetorium; and it was early; and they themselves entered not into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the passover. Pilate, therefore, went out to them, and says, "What accusation do ye bring against this Man?" They answered and said to him, "If this Man were not an evil-doer, we would not have delivered Him up to you." read more.
Pilate, therefore, said to them, "Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law." The Jews said to him, "It is not lawful for us to kill anyone:" that the word of Jesus might he fulfilled, which He spake, signifying by what manner of death He was about to die. Pilate, therefore, entered again into the Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said to Him, "Art Thou the King of the Jews?" Jesus answered, "Do you say this of yourself, or did others tell you concerning Me?" Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the high priests delivered Thee up to me: what didst Thou do?" Jesus answered, "My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from hence." Pilate, therefore, said to Him, "Art Thou, then, a King?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a King. To this end have I been born, and to this end have I come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears My voice." Pilate says to Him, "What is truth?" And, having said this, he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, "I find no crime in Him.


And the high priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put Him to death; and they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. But afterward two false witnesses, coming forward, said, "This Man, said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'" read more.
And the high priest, standing up, said to Him, "Answerest Thou nothing? What are these testifying against Thee?" But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure Thee by the living God, that Thou tell us whether Thou art the Christ, the Son of God" Jesus saith to him, "You said it: nevertheless I say to you, henceforth ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, "He blasphemed! What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, ye just now heard the blasphemy! What think ye?" And they, answering, said, "He is worthy of death." Then did they spit in His face, and buffet Him. And others smote Him, saying, "Prophesy to us, O Christ, who is he that struck Thee?"

And the high priests and all the Sanhedrin were seeking for testimony against Jesus, in order to put Him to death; and they were not finding it. For many were bearing false testimony against Him, and their testimonies were not agreed. And certain ones, standing up, were bearing false testimony against Him, saying, read more.
"We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.'" And not even so did their testimony agree. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, "Dost Thou answer nothing? What do these testify against Thee?" But He was silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, and says to Him, "Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?" And Jesus said, "I am; and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven." And the high priest, rending his clothes, says, "What further need have we of witnesses? Ye heard the blasphemy: what think ye?" And they all condemned Him to be worthy of death. And some began to spit on Him, and to cover His face, and to buffet Him, and to say to Him, "Prophesy;" and the officers received Him with blows of their hands.

And the men who were holding Jesus were mocking Him, beating Him; and, blindfolding Him, they were questioning Him, saying, "Prophesy who he is that smote Thee." And many other things they said against Him, reviling Him. read more.
And, when it was day, the eldership of the people was gathered together, both high priests and scribes; and they led Him away into their Sanhedrin, saying, "If Thou art the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, ye will not believe. And, if I question you, ye will not answer. But henceforth the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God." And they all said, "Art Thou, therefore, the Son of God?" And He said to them, "Ye say that I am." And they said, "Why do we still have need of testimony? for we ourselves heard from His own mouth!"

The high priest, therefore, asked Jesus concerning His disciples, and concerning His teaching. Jesus answered, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews assemble together; and in secret I spake nothing. Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard, what I spake to them; behold, they know the things which I said."


And, having crucified Him, they divided His garments among them, casting lots; and, sitting down, they watched Him there. And they put over His head His accusation, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS." read more.
Then are there crucified with Him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left. And those passing by were reviling Him, wagging their heads, and saying, "Thou Who destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save Thyself: if Thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross." Likewise also the high priests, mocking, with the scribes and elders, were saying, "Others He saved, Himself He cannot save! King of Israel is He! let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him! He has trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He desireth Him; because He said, 'I am God's Son.'" And the robbers, who were crucified with Him, were reproaching Him with the same thing. And from the sixth hour there came darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And, about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "My God! My God! Why didst Thou forsake Me?" And some of those standing there, hearing it, said, "This One is calling for Elijah. And straightway one of them, running and taking a sponge, and filling it with vinegar, and putting it on a reed, was giving Him to drink. But the rest said, "Let alone! Let us see whether Elijah is coming to save Him!" And Jesus, crying again with a loud voice, yielded up His spirit. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two, from top to bottom; and the earth was shaken; and the rocks were rent; and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and, coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city, and appeared to many. And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, seeing the earthquake, and the things that were taking places were exceedingly frightened, saying, Truly, This was a Son of God!" And many women were there, beholding from afar, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

And they crucify Him, and divide His garments, casting lots upon them, what each should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. And the inscription of His accusation was written above Him, "THE KING OF THE JEWS." read more.
And with Him they crucify two robbers; one on His right hand, and one on His left. OMITTED TEXT. And those passing by railed on Him, wagging their beads, and saying, "Aha! Thou Who destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days! save Thyself, coming down from the cross!" In like manner the high priests, mocking Him among themselves with the scribes, said, "He saved others; Himself He cannot save! Let the Christ, the King of Israel now come down from the cross, that we may see, and believe!" And those who were crucified with Him were reproaching Him. And, the sixth hour having come, there was darkness upon the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with aloud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI!" which is, being interpreted, "My God! My God! why didst Thou forsake Me!" And some of those standing by, hearing it, said, "Behold, He is calling Elijah!" And one, running and filling a sponge full of vinegar, putting it on a reed, gave it to Him to drink, saying, "Let alone; let us see whether Elijah is comming to take Him down." And Jesus, uttering a loud cry, expired. And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom. And the centurion, who stood by over against Him, seeing that He so expired, said, "Truly this Man was a Son of God!" And there were also women, beholding from afar, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome; who, when He was in Galilee, were following Him, and ministering to Him; and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.

And, when they came to the place that is called "The Skull," there they crucified Him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" And, dividing His garments among them, they cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also were scoffing at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself! if This is the Christ of God, the Chosen!" read more.
And the soldiers also were mocking Him, coming near, and offering Him vinegar, and saying, "If Thou art the King of the Jews, save Thyself!" And there was also an inscription over Him, "THE KING OF THE JEWS, THIS!" And one of the suspended malefactors kept reviling Him, saying, "Art not Thou the Christ? Save Thyself and us!" But the other, answering and rebuking him, said, "Do you not fear God, seeing that you are in the same condemnation? and we, indeed, righteously; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds: but This Man did nothing amiss." And he said, "Jesus, remember me, when Thou comest in Thy Kingdom." And He said to him, "Verily I say to you, "To-day you shall be with Me in Paradise." And it was already about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land till the ninth hour, the sun's light failing. And the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And, crying with a loud voice, Jesus said, "Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit." And, having said this, He expired. And the centurion, beholding what took place, glorified God, saying, "Truly This was a righteous Man!" And all the multitudes, coming together to this sight, viewing the things that took place, were returning, smiting their breasts. And all those acquainted with Him stood afar off, and the women who followed with Him from Galilee, seeing these things.

where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, "JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS." This title, therefore, many of the Jews read; because the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, in Greek. read more.
The high priests of the Jews, therefore, said to Pilate, "Write not, 'The King of the Jews,' but that He said, I am King of the Jews." Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written." The soldiers, therefore, when they crucified Jesus, took His garments, and made four parts, to each soldier a part; and also the coat. And the coat was without a seam, woven from the top throughout. They said, therefore, one to another, "Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which says, 'They divided My garments among themselves, and upon My vesture did they cast lots.'" The soldiers, therefore, did these things. But there were standing by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. Jesus, therefore, seeing His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, saith to His mother, "Woman, behold your Son!" Then saith He to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!" And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. After these things Jesus, knowing that all things have now been finished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, "I thirst." There was set there a vessel full of vinegar; so, putting a sponge full of vinegar on hyssop, they bore it to His mouth. When, therefore, Jesus received the vinegar, He said, "It has been finished;" and, bowing His head, He delivered up His spirit.


And, when they draw nigh to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, He sendeth two of His disciples, and saith to them, "Go into the village that is over against you; and straightway, as ye enter into it, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him. And, if any one say to you, 'Why do ye this?' say ye, 'The Lord hath need of him;' and straight-way he will send him back hither." read more.
And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without on the street; and they loose him. And some of those standing there said to them, "What do ye, loosing the colt?" And they said to them even as Jesus said; and they let them go. And they bring the colt to Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and He sat on him. And many spread their garments in the way; and others spread branches, having cut them from the fields. And those going before, and those following, were crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is He That cometh in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the Highest!" And He entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and, having looked around on all things, the hour being late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And, when they drew near to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples. saying to them, "Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; having loosed them, lead them to Me. And, if any one say anything to you, ye shall say, 'The Lord hath need of them;' and straight-way he will send them." read more.
Now this has come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, meek and mounted upon an ass, and on a colt, a foal of a beast of burden.'" And the disciples, going and doing as Jesus commanded them, led the ass and the colt, and put upon them their garments; and He sat thereon. And most of the multitude spread their own garments in the way, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the way. And the multitudes, who were going before Him, and those who were following, were crying, saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He Who cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" And, when He entered into Jerusalem, all the city was startled, saying, "Who is this?" And the multitudes said, "This is the Prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee."

And it came to pass that, as He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, saying, "Go your way into the village over against you, in which as ye are entering, ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat; and, having loosed him, bring him. And, if any one ask you, 'Why do ye loose him?' thus shall ye say, 'Because the Lord hath need of him.'" read more.
And those sent, having gone away, found even as He said to them. And, as they were loosing the colt, his owners said to them, "Why loose ye the colt?" And they said, The Lord hath need of him." And they led him to Jesus; and, having thrown their garments upon the colt, they sat Jesus thereon. And, as He was going forward, they were spreading their garments in the way. And, as He was already drawing nigh to the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples, rejoicing, began to praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they saw; saying, "Blessed is the King Who is coming in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven, and glory in the highest!" And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to Him, "Teacher, rebuke Thy disciples!" And, answering, He said, "I tell you that, if these shall be silent, the stones will cry out!" And, when He came near, seeing the city, He wept over it, saying, "If you knew, in this your day??ven you??he things pertaining to peace! but just now were they hid from your eyes! Because the days will come upon you, when your enemies will cast a rampart about you, and compass you round, and hem you in on all sides; and they will dash you to the ground, and your children within you; and shall not leave in you a stone upon a stone; because you knew not the season of your visitation."

On the morrow a great multitude that had come to the feast, having heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, "Hosanna! blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat upon it; as it has been written, read more.
"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming upon an ass colt." These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him, and that they did these things to Him. The multitude, therefore, that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, was bearing testimony. On this account also, the multitude met Him, because they heard that He had done this sign. The Pharisees, therefore, said among themselves, "Ye see that ye are effecting nothing! Behold, the world went away after Him!"


And Jesus, having heard it, withdrew thence, in a boat, into a desert, apart. And the multitudes, hearing of it, followed Him on foot from the cities. And Jesus, coming forth, saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion over them, and healed their sick. And, evening coming on, the disciples came to Him, saying, "The place is desert, and the time already passed by: dismiss the multitudes, that, having gone into the villages, they may buy food for themselves." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "They have no need to go away. Give ye them to eat." And they say to Him, "We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes." And He said, "Bring them here to Me." And, having commanded the multitudes to recline on the grass??aking the five loaves and two fishes??ooking up into the heaven, He blessed; and, having broken, He gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those eating were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

And the apostles gather themselves together to Jesus; and they reported to Him all things, whatsoever they did, and whatsoever they taught. And He saith to them, "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest yourselves a little." For there were many coming and going, and they were not finding opportunity even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart. read more.
And the people saw them going on their way, and many knew them, and they ran together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them. And, coming forth, He saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. And, the hour being already late, His disciples, coming to Him, said, "The place is desert, and the hour is already late; send them away, that, having gone into the surrounding fields and villages, they may buy themselves something to eat." But He saith to them, "Give ye them to eat." And they said to Him, "Going, shall we buy two hundred denaries worth of loaves, and give them to eat?" But He saith to them, "How many loaves have ye? go and see." And, having ascertained, they say, "Five, and two fishes." And He commanded that all should recline by companies on the grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and fifties. And, taking the five loaves and two fishes, looking up to Heaven, He blessed, and broke up the loaves, and kept giving to the disciples to set before them; and He divided the two fishes among them all. And they all ate, and were satisfied. And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and from the fishes. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

And the apostles, having returned, related to Him what they did. And, taking them with Him, He retired privately to a city called Bethsaida. But the multitudes, perceiving it, followed Him; and, having welcomed them, He was speaking to them concerning the Kingdom of God, and those having need of cure He healed. And the day began to decline. And the twelve, coming near, said to Him, "Send away the multitudes; that, going into the villages and country round about, they may lodge and find food; because we are here in a desert place." read more.
But He said to them, "Give ye them to eat." And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless we, going, should buy food for all this people." (For they were about five thousand men). And He said to His disciples, "Make them recline in companies of about fifty each." And they did so, and made them all recline. And, taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up into Heaven, He blessed them, and broke, and kept giving to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they ate, and were all filled. And there was taken up that which remained to them of broken pieces, twelve baskets.

After these things Jesus went away, beyond the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude was following Him, because they were beholding the signs which He was doing on the sick. And Jesus went up into the mountain, and was sitting there with His disciples. read more.
Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. Jesus, therefore, lifting up His eyes, and seeing that a great multitude is coming to Him, saith to Philip, "Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" And this He said, proving him; for He Himself knew what He was about to do. Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denaries worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that each one may take a little." One of His disciples, Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, says to Him, "There is a lad here, who has five barley loaves and two small fishes; but what are these among so many?" Jesus said, "Make the men recline." Now there was much grass in the place. The men, therefore, reclined, in number about five thousand. Jesus, therefore, took the loaves; and, having given thanks, He distributed to those reclining; and likewise of the fishes as much as they wished. And, when they were filled, He saith to His disciples, "Gather up the pieces that remain over, that nothing be lost." So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over to those who had eaten. The men, therefore, seeing the sign that He did, said, "This, truly, is the Prophet Who cometh into the world."


And, behold, there occurred a great commotion; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of Heaven, and coming near, rolled away the stone, and was sitting upon it. And his appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow; and, from fear of him, those keeping watch were shaken, and became as dead. read more.
And the angel, answering, said to the women, "Fear not; for I know that ye are seeking Jesus Who hath been crucified. He is not here; for He arose, as He said. Come! see the place where the Lord was lying; and, going quickly, say to His disciples, 'He arose from the dead;' and, behold, He is going before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him; behold, I told you." And, departing quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great joy, they ran to announce it to His disciples. And, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" And they, coming to Him, held His feet, and worshiped Him. Then Jesus saith to them, "Fear not, go your way, announce to My brethren that they go away into Galilee, and there shall they see Me." And, as they were going, behold, some of the guard going into the city, reported to the high priests all that had happened. And, having gathered together with the elders, and having taken counsel, they gave a large sum of silver to the soldiers, saying, "Say ye that His disciples, coming by night, stole Him, while we were sleeping. And, if this be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and make you devoid of care," And they, taking the silver, did as they were instructed. And this account was spread abroad among the Jews, until this day.

And, the sabbath having past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that, coming, they might anoint Him. And, very early on the first day of the sabbaths, they come to the tomb, the sun having risen. And they were saying among themselves, "Who will roll away the stone for us out of the door of the tomb?" read more.
And, looking up, they see that the stone has been rolled back; for it was exceedingly great. And, entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe; and they were amazed. But he says to them; "Be not amazed. Ye are seeking Jesus the Nazarene, the crucified. He arose; He is not here; behold, the place where they laid Him! But go, say to his disciples, and to Peter, that He is going before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him, as He said to you." And, going out, they fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment seized them. And they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid. And, having risen early on the first day of a sabbath, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene from whom He had cast out seven demons. She, going, told it to those who had been with Him, as they were mourning and weeping. And they, having heard that he was alive, and was seen by her, disbelieved.

But, on the first day of the sabbaths, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb; and, entering, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
And it came to pass, while they were perplexed about this, behold, also two men stood near them in dazzling apparel. And, as they became afraid, and were bowing their faces to the earth, they said to them, "Why are ye seeking the Living among the dead? He is not here, but was raised. Remember how He spake to you, being yet in Galilee, saying, "The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again," And they remembered His words; and, returning from the tomb, they reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene, and Joana, and Mary the mother of James; and the rest of the women with them were telling these things to the apostles. And these words appeared in their view as idle talk; and they were disbelieving them. But Peter, rising up, ran to the tomb; and, stooping down to look in, he sees the linen bandages alone, and he departed to his home, wondering at what had happened.

Now on the first day of the sabbaths Mary Magdelene comes early in the morning while it was yet dark to the tomb, and sees the stone taken out of the tomb. She runs, therefore, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and says to them, "They took away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they laid Him!" Peter, therefore, went forth, and the other disciple, and they were going to the tomb. read more.
And the two were running together; and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb; and, having stooped to look within, he beholds the linen cloths lying; yet he went not within. Simon Peter, therefore, also comes, following him, and he went into the tomb; and beholds the linen cloths lying, and the napkin that was on His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then went in, therefore, the other disciple also, who came first to the tomb; and he saw, and believed; for as yet they knew not the Scripture, that He must rise from the dead. The disciples, therefore, went away again to their own home. But Mary was standing without by the tomb, weeping. So, as she was weeping, she stooped to look into the tomb; and she beholds two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She says to them, "Because they took away my Lord, and I know not where they laid Him!" Having said these things, she turned back, and beholds Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, says to Him, "Sir, if thou didst bear Him away, tell me where thou didst lay Him, and I will take Him away!" Jesus saith to her, "Mary!" Turning, she says to Him, in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus saith 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 Magdalene comes, proclaiming to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and that He spake these things to her.



And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and a report went out concerning Him through all the region round about.

And, after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God,

And, after the two days, He went forth thence into Galilee; for Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country. When, therefore, He came into Galilee, the Galilaeans received Him, having seen all that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they also went to the feast.


At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus, and said to his servants, "This is John the Immerser; He arose from the dead; and therefore do the powers work in Him."

But, on a birthday celebration of Herod, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask. And she, urged on by her mother, says, "Give me here upon a plate the head of John the Immerser." read more.
And the king, though grieved, yet, because of the oaths and of those sitting at the table with them, ordered it to be given; and, having sent, he beheaded John in the prison; and his head was brought upon a plate, and given to the damsel; and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples, coming, took up the corpse, and buried it; and, coming, they told Jesus;

And the king Herod heard of Him, (for His name became famous), and he said, "John the Immerser has risen from the dead; and, because of this, the powers are working in Him." But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet, or as one of the prophets." But Herod, hearing of Him, said, "It is he whom I beheaded, John, the same was raised."

And, an opportune day having come, when Herod, on his birthday, made a supper for his nobles and for the chief captains, and the chief men of Galilee; and the daughter of Herodias herself coming in and dancing, it pleased Herod and those reclining at table with him; and the king said to the damsel, "Ask of me whatsoever you wish, and I will give it to you." And he swore to her, "Whatsoever you ask of me, I will give it to you, unto half of my kingdom." read more.
And, having gone out, she said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Immerser." And, coming in straight-way, in haste, to the king, she asked, saying, "I wish that you would, forthwith, give me on a dish, the head of John the Immerser." And, though becoming very sorrowful, the king, because of his oaths, and those reclining with him, would not thwart her. And the king, straightway sending off one of his guard, gave orders to bring his head; and, departing, he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head on a dish, and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother. And, having heard of it, his disciples came and took up his corpse, and placed it in a tomb.

Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all the things that were taking place; and he was thoroughly perplexed, because it was said by some that John was raised from the dead; and by some that Elijah appeared; and, by others, that a certain ancient prophet arose. And Herod said, "John I beheaded; but Who is This concerning Whom I hear such things?" And he was seeking to see Him.


And He, answering, said, "He who dipped with Me his hand in the dish, the same will betray Me.



And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, "Verily I say to you, one of you will betray Me??ne who is eating with Me." They began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him, one by one, "Is it I?" And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve??e that is dipping with Me in the dish. read more.
Because the Son of Man is going as it has been written concerning Him; but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had not been born."


And He said to them, "Verily I say to you, there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Kingdom of God come with power."

From that time began Jesus to show to His disciples, that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and high-priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised up. And Peter, taking Him aside, began to rebuke Him, saying, "God be merciful to Thee! this shall not be to Thee." But, turning, He said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! you are a stumbling-block to Me; because you are not thinking of the things of God, but the things of men." read more.
Then said Jesus to His disciples, "If any one wishes to come after Me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me; for whosoever wishes to save his soul shall lose it, and whosoever shall lose his soul for My sake shall find it; for what will a man be profited, if he gain the whole world, and suffer damage as to his soul? or what will a man give as an exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then will He render to each one according to his work. Verily I say to you, there are some of those standing here, who will 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 high priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And He spake the saying openly. And Peter took Him, and began to rebuke Him. But He, turning about, and seeing the disciples, rebuked Peter, and saith, "Get behind Me, Satan; because you are not minding the things of God, but the things of men." read more.
And, calling the multitude to Him with His disciples, He said to them, "If any one wishes to come after Me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever would save his soul shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his soul for My sake and the Gospel's, shall save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and suffer damage as to his soul? Or what could a man give as an exchange for his soul? For whosoever is ashamed of Me and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of him, when He cometh 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 high priests, and scribes; and be killed, and on the third day be raised up." And He said to all, "If any one wishes to come after Me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whosoever wishes to save his soul shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his soul for My sake, the same shall save it. read more.
For what is a man profited, in having gained the whole world, but having lost or forfeited himself? For whosoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed, when He cometh in His glory, and in that of the Father, and of the holy angels. And I tell you truly, there are some of those standing here who will in no wise taste of death, till they see the Kingdom of God."


And afterward He was manifested to the eleven themselves, as they were reclining at table, and upbraided them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not those who saw Him after He had risen. And He said to them, "Going into all the world, preach the Gospel to the whole creation. He that believes and is immersed shall be saved; but he that disbelieves shall be condemned. read more.
And these signs shall accompany those having believed: in My name will they cast out demons: they will speak with tongues; they will take up serpents; and, if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."

Now, as they were telling these things, He Himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them, "Peace be to you!" But, being terrified and frightened, they were supposing that they were beholding a spirit. And He said to them, "Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in your heart? read more.
See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; handle Me, and see; because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as ye behold Me having." And, saying this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And, while they still disbelieved for joy, and marvelled, He said to them, "Have ye here anything to eat?" And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and, taking it, He ate before them. And He said to them, "These are My words which I spake to you, while being yet with you: that all things must be fulfilled, that have been written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the Psalms, concerning Me." Then He opened their mind, that they might understand the Scriptures; and He said to them, "Thus it has been written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these things, And, behold, I send forth the promise of My Father upon you; but abide ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high."

When, therefore, it was evening, on that day, the first day of sabbaths; and, when, through fear of the Jews, the doors were shut, where the disciples were; Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, "Peace be to you!" And, having said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples, therefore, rejoiced, when they saw the Lord. Jesus, therefore, said to them again, "Peace be to you! As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you." read more.
And, having said this, He breathed upon them, and said to them, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit. Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; whosesoever sins ye retain, they are retained."


Then the Pharisees, going, took counsel how they might ensnare Him in speech. And they send to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that Thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one; for Thou dost not look into the face of men: tell us, therefore, what thinkest Thou: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?" read more.
But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why are ye tempting Me, hypocrites? Show me the tribute-coin." And they brought Him a denary. And He saith to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They say to Him, "Caesar's." Then saith He to them, "Render, therefore, the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God." And, hearing it, they wondered: and, leaving Him, they went away.

And they send to Him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may entrap Him in speech. And, coming, they say to Him, "Teacher, we know that Thou art true, and carest not for any one; for Thou lookest not into the face of men, but in truth teachest the way of God. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are ye tempting Me? Bring Me a denary, that I may see it." read more.
And they brought it. And He saith to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's." And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of God." And they wondered exceedingly at Him.

And, watching Him, they sent forth spies, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of His speech, so as to deliver Him up to the rule and the authority of the governor. And they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that Thou sayest and teachest rightly, and regardest no person, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" read more.
But, perceiving their craftiness, He said to them, "Show Me a denary. Whose image and inscription has it?" And, answering; they said, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Then, render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were not able to lay hold of any saying of His before the people; and, marvelling at His answer, they were silent.


And, behold, one, having come near, said to Him, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" And He said to him, "Why do you question Me concerning the good? One is the Good. But, if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He says to Him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; read more.
honor your father and your mother; and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." The young man says to Him, "I observed all these things; what yet do I lack?" Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven; and come, follow Me." But the young man, having heard this saying, went away grieved; for he was one who had large possessions.

And, as He was going forth into the way, one, running to Him, and kneeling, was asking Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to Him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good, but One??od. You know the commandments, 'Do not kill,' 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not steal,' Do not bear false witness,' 'Do not defraud,' 'Honor your father and mother.'" read more.
And he said to Him, "Teacher, all these things I observed from my youth." And Jesus, looking on him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing is wanting to you: go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven, and come, follow Me." But, becoming gloomy at this saying, he went away grieved; for he was one having great possessions.

And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, "Good Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good, but One??od. You know the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery,' 'Do not kill,' 'Do not steal,' 'Do not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother.'" read more.
And he said, "All these I observed from my youth." And Jesus, hearing it said to him, "Yet one thing is lacking to you; sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven, and come, follow Me." And, when he heard these things, he became very sorrowful; for he was exceedingly rich. And Jesus, seeing him, said, "With what difficulty do those having riches enter into the Kingdom of God!


On that day there came to Him Sadducees, those saying there is no resurrection, and questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If any one die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.' Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first, marrying, died; and, not having seed, he left his wife to his brother. read more.
Likewise also the second, and the third, unto the seventh. And after them all, the woman died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her." But Jesus, answering, said to them, "Ye deceive yourselves, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God; for in the resurrection, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in Heaven. "But concerning the resurrection of the dead, did ye 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?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." And the multitudes, hearing Him, were astonished at His teaching.

And there come to Him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they were asking Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us, 'If any man's brother die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no child, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.' There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife; and, dying, left no seed. read more.
And the second took her, and died, leaving no seed; and the third likewise. And the seven left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. In the resurrection whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her as a wife." Jesus said to them, "Is it not on this account that ye err, because ye know not the Scriptures, nor the power of God? For, when they shall 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 are raised, did ye not read in the book of Moses, at the 'Bush,' how God spake 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: ye do greatly err."

And some of the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, coming near, asked Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, 'If any one's brother die, having a wife, and he be childless, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother.' There were, therefore, seven brothers; and the first, taking a wife, died childless. read more.
And the second, and the third, took her; and, in like manner also, the seven left no children, and died. At last the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of them does the woman become? for the seven had her as wife." And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage; but those accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; for neither can they die any more; for they are equal to the angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the 'Bush,' when he calls the Lord 'The God of Abraham the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' Now He is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him." And some of the scribes, answering, said, "Teacher, Thou spakest well;" for no longer were they daring to question Him.


And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them. And they were being amazed: and those following Him were being terrified. And, again taking with Him the twelve, He began to tell them the things about to happen to Him: "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered up to the high priests, and to the scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him up to the gentiles; and they will mock Him and will spit upon Him, and will scourge Him, and will kill Him; and after three days He will rise again."

And, when about to go up to Jerusalem, Jesus took with Him the twelve disciples privately, and on the way He said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the high-priests and scribes; and they will condemn Him to death; and will deliver Him up to the gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify; and, on the third day, He will be raised up "

And, taking the twelve aside, He said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and all the things, written through the prophets respecting the Son of Man, will be accomplished; for He will be delivered up to the gentiles, and will be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon, and they will scourge Him, and kill Him; and, on the third day, He will rise again." read more.
And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hidden from them, and they were not understanding the things being said.


And they were bringing little children to Him, that He might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus, seeing it, was much displeased, and said to them, "Permit the little children to come to Me; forbid them not; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, whosoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, will in no wise enter therein." read more.
And, taking them in His arms, He was blessing them, placing His hands upon them.

Then were brought to Him little children, that He might put His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, "Permit the little children??nd do not forbid them??o come to Me; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." And, having laid His hands on them, He departed thence.

And they were bringing to Him their babes, also, that He might touch them; but the disciples, seeing it, were rebuking them. But Jesus called them to Him, saying, "Suffer the little children to come to Me, and forbid them not; for to such belongs the Kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, whosoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein."


And, as they were going forth from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. And, behold, two blind men, sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Thou Son of David!" But the multitude rebuked them, that they should be silent. But they cried the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Thou Son of David!" read more.
And, standing still, Jesus called them, and said, "What do you wish that I should do to you?" They say to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." And, moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and straightway they received sight; and followed Him.

And it came to pass, when He was drawing near to Jericho, that a certain blind man was sitting by the wayside, begging. And, hearing a multitude passing along, he was inquiring what this might be. And they told him, that Jesus the Nazarene was passing by. read more.
And he cried, saying, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those going before were rebuking him, that he should be silent; but he kept crying out much more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus, standing still, commanded that he be brought to Him; and, when he drew near, He asked him, "What do you wish that I should do for you?" And he said, "Lord, that I may receive sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive sight; your faith has made you whole." And instantly he received sight, and was following Him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.

And they come to Jericho: and, as He was going forth from Jericho, with His disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road. And, hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, and say, "Son of David! Jesus! have mercy on me!" And many were rebuking him, that he should be silent. But he kept crying much more, "Son of David! have mercy on me!" read more.
And, standing still, Jesus said, "Call him." And they call the blind man, saying to him, "Be of good cheer; arise, He is calling you!" And he, casting away his garment, springing up, came to Jesus.


And on the first day of the unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where dost Thou wish that we should prepare for Thee to eat the passover?" And He said, "Go away into the city to such a one, and say to him, 'The Teacher saith, My time is at hand; with you I observe the passover together with My disciples.'" And the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and prepared the passover. read more.
And, evening coming on, He was reclining at table with the twelve; and, as they were eating, He said, "Verily I say to you, one of you will betray Me." And, being exceedingly grieved, they began to say to Him, each one, "Is it I, Lord?" And He, answering, said, "He who dipped with Me his hand in the dish, the same will betray Me. The Son of Man, indeed, goeth, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had never been born!" And Judas, who betrayed Him, answering, said, "Is it I, Rabbi?" He says to him, "You said it." And, as they were eating, Jesus, taking a loaf and blessing it, broke it, and giving to his disciples, said, "Take, eat, this is My body." And, taking a cup, and offering thanks, He gave to the disciples, saying, "Drink of it, all ye; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is shed in behalf of many for remission of sins. And I say to you, I will not drink henceforth of this product of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of My Father." And, having sung praises, they went out into the mount of Olives.

And, on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they were slaying the passover, His disciples say to Him, "Where dost Thou wish that we, going, prepare, that Thou mayest eat the passover?" And He sendeth two of His disciples, and saith to them, "Go your way into the city; and there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him. And, wheresoever he enters, say ye to the master of the house, 'The Teacher saith, Where is My guest-chamber, where I may eat the passover with My disciples?' read more.
And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; and there make ready for us." And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as He said to them; and they made ready the passover. And, evening coming on, He cometh with the twelve. And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, "Verily I say to you, one of you will betray Me??ne who is eating with Me." They began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him, one by one, "Is it I?" And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve??e that is dipping with Me in the dish. Because the Son of Man is going as it has been written concerning Him; but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had not been born." And, as they were eating, having taken bread and blessed it, He broke, and gave to them, and said, "Take ye; this is My body." And taking a cup, and blessing it, He gave it to them; and they all drank of it. And He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out in behalf of many. Verily I say to you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the Kingdom of God."

And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Going forth, make ready for us the passover, that we may eat." And they said to Him, "Where dost Thou wish that we make ready?" read more.
And He said to them, "Behold, when ye have entered into the city, there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house into which he enters. And ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher saith to you, 'Where is the guest-chamber, where I may eat the passover with My disciples?' And he will show you a large upper room furnished, there make ready." And, going away, they found as He had said to them; and they made ready the passover. And, when the hour came, He reclined at table, and His apostles with Him. And He said to them, "With desire I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say to you, I will in no wise eat it, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." And, having taken a cup, and giving thanks, He said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, that I will in no wise drink, henceforth, of the product of the vine, until the Kingdom of God shall come." And, taking bread, and giving thanks, He broke, and gave to them, saying, "This is My body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me." And the cup, in like manner, after supper, saying "this cup is the new covenant in My blood, which, in your behalf, is being poured out.


Then there was brought to Him a demoniac, blind, and dumb; and He healed him, so that the dumb man spake and saw. And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the Son of David?" But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, "This Man doth not cast out the demons, except by Beelzebub, prince of the demons." read more.
And, knowing their thoughts, He said to them, "Every kingdom, divided against itself, is brought to naught; and every city or house, divided against itself, shall not stand. And, if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how, then, shall his kingdom stand And, if I by Beelzebub cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. But, if I by the Spirit of God cast out the demons, then the Kingdom of God came upon you unexpectedly. Or how can one enter into the house of the strong man, and seize upon 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, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven, neither in this age nor in that which is to come. Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree worthless and its fruit worthless; for from the fruit the tree is known. "Broods of vipers! how can ye speak good things, being yourselves evil? For, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. The good man, out of his good treasure, puts forth good things; and the evil man, out of his evil treasure, puts forth evil things. And I say to you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account concerning it 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 betrayed Him. And He cometh into a house. And the multitude comes together again, so that they could not even eat bread. And, hearing of it, His kinsmen went out to lay hold on Him; for they said, "He became insane!" read more.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He hath Beelzebub, and by the ruler of the demons casteth out the demons." And, having called them to Him, He said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And, if Satan did arise against himself, and was divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. But no one is able, after having entered into the house of the strong man, to plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man; and then will he plunder his house. Verily I say to you, all the sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and the blasphemies whatsoever they blaspheme; but whosoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit has no forgiveness forever, but is guilty of an eternal sin; because they said, 'He hath an unclean spirit.'"

And He was casting out a dumb demon. And it came to pass that, when the demon went out, the dumb spake, and the multitudes marvelled. But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons, He is casting out the demons." And others, tempting, were seeking of Him a sign from heaven. read more.
But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom, divided against itself, is made desolate; and a house divided against a house falls. And, if Satan also were divided against himself, how would his kingdom stand? because ye say that by Beelzebub I am casting out the demons! But, if I, by Beelzebub, cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. But, if I, by the finger of God, cast out the demons, then the Kingdom of God came upon you unexpectedly. "When the strong man, fully armed, is guarding his own court, his goods are in peace; but, when a stronger than he, coming upon him, overcomes him, he takes away his whole armor upon which he had relied, and distributes his spoils. He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who is not gathering with Me is scattering. "When the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest; and, not finding it, it says, 'I will return into my house whence I came out.' And, coming, it finds it swept and decorated. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself; and, entering in, they make their abode there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first."


And straightway He constrained the disciples to enter into a boat, and to go before Him to the other side, while He should dismiss the multitudes. And, having dismissed the multitudes, He went up into the mountain, apart, to pray; and, evening coming on, He was there alone. But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves; for the wind was contrary. read more.
And, in the fourth watch of the night, He came to them, walking on the sea. And the disciples, seeing Him walking on the sea, were troubled, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. But Jesus straightway spake to them, saying, "Be of good cheer. It is I; be not afraid." And Peter, answering Him, said, "Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come to Thee on the water." And He said, "Come." And, going down from the boat, Peter walked upon the water, and came to Jesus. But, seeing the wind, he was frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" And immediately Jesus, stretching forth His hand, took hold of him, and saith to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And, when they went up into the boat, the wind ceased. And these in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "Truly Thou art God's Son." And, passing over, they came upon the land to Gennesaret. And, recognizing Him, the men of that place sent into all that region round about, and brought to Him all who were sick; and they were beseeching Him, that they might only touch the border of His garment; and as many as touched it were made thoroughly well.

And straightway He constrained His disciples to enter into the boat, and to go before to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He Himself sendeth the multitude away. And, having taken leave of them, He went away into the mountain to pray. And, when it was evening, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and He was alone on the land. read more.
And, seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night He cometh to them, walking on the sea; and He wished to pass by them; but, seeing Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and they cried out; for they all saw Him; and were troubled. But he straight-way talked with them, and saith to them, "Be of good courage! it is I, be not afraid." And He went up to them into the boat; and the wind ceased; and they were exceedingly amazed in themselves: for they did not understand concerning the loaves, but their heart was hardened. And, crossing over, they came upon the land to Gennesaret, and anchored there. And, when they came out of the boat, straightway recognizing Him, they ran about that whole country, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick, where they were hearing that He was. And wheresoever He was entering into villages, or into cities, or into the country, they placed the sick in the marketplaces, and were beseeching Him, that they might touch even the border of His garment; and as many as touched were healed.

Jesus, therefore, perceiving that they were about to come and take Him by force, to make Him King, withdrew again into the mountain, Himself alone. And, when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea; and, entering into a boat, they were going over the sea to Capernaum; and it had already become dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. read more.
And, a strong wind blowing, the sea was being much raised. Having rowed, therefore, about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they behold Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the boat; and they were afraid. But He saith to them, "It is I; be not afraid." They were willing, therefore, to receive Him into the boat; and straightway the boat was at the land whither they were going.


And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; and a report went out concerning Him through all the region round about.

And, after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God,

And, hearing that John was delivered up, He withdrew into Galilee.

When, therefore, the Lord knew that the Pharisees heard that Jesus was making and immersing more disciples than John (although Jesus Himself did not immerse, but His disciples), He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.


And, while they were assembled together 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 up." And they were grieved exceedingly.

And, going forth thence, they were passing along through Galilee; and He did not wish that any one should know it. For He was teaching His disciples, and said to them, "The Son of Man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and, having been killed, after three days He will rise again." But they were not understanding the saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

And they were all amazed at the Majesty of God! And while all were marvelling at all the things which He was doing, He said to His disciples, "Put ye these words into your ears; for the Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men." But they did not understand this saying; and it was veiled from them, that they might not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him concerning this saying.


And, when they came to the multitude, there approached Him a man, kneeling to Him, and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he is lunatic, and suffers grievously; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to Thy disciples, and they could not heal him." read more.
And Jesus, answering, said, "O faithless and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you? Bring him here to Me." And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon went out of him, and the boy was healed from that hour. Then the disciples, coming near, said to Jesus privately, "Why could not we cast it out?" And He saith to them, "Because of your little faith. For verily I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say to this mountain, 'Remove hence yonder,' and it will be removed, and nothing shall be impossible to you." ["But this kind goes not out, except by prayer and fasting.]

And, coming to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the multitude, seeing Him, were greatly amazed; and, running to Him, were saluting Him. And He asked them, "What are ye discussing with them?" read more.
And one of the multitude answered Him, "Teacher, I have brought to Thee my son, who has a dumb spirit; and wheresoever it seizes upon him, it tears him, and he foams, and gnashes his teeth, and pines away. And I spake to Thy disciples, that they should cast it out; and they were not able." And He, answering, saith to them, "O 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, seeing Him, the spirit straightway convulsed him; and, falling upon the ground, he was wallowing, foaming. And He asked his father, "How long a time is it since this has befallen him?" And he said, "From a child. And oft-times it cast him both into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but, if Thou canst do anything, having compassion on us, help us!" Jesus said to him, "'If thou canst!' All things are possible to him that believes." Straight-way the father of the child, crying out, said, "I believe; help Thou my unbelief!" And Jesus, seeing that a multitude was running together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him, and enter no more into him." And, having cried out, and convulsed him much, it came out; and he became as one dead; so that many said, "He died!" But Jesus, taking hold of his hand, raised him, and he stood up. And, when He came into a house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why could not we cast it out?" And He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer."

And it came to pass on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him. And, behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying, "Teacher, I pray Thee to look upon my son, because he is my only begotten. And, behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it convulses him with foaming, and with difficulty it departs from him, bruising him; read more.
and I besought Thy disciples to cast it out, but they were not able." And Jesus answering, said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring your son here." And, while he was yet coming, the demon thrust him down, and greatly convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father. And they were all amazed at the Majesty of God! And while all were marvelling at all the things which He was doing, He said to His disciples,


The Lord Jesus, therefore, after He spake to them, was caught up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word through the signs closely following.

And He led them as far as to Bethany; and, lifting up His hands, He blessed them. And it came to pass that, while He was blessing them, He parted from them, and was borne up into Heaven. And they, worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy; read more.
and were continually in the temple, blessing God.

And, having said these things, while they were beholding, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him from their sight. And, as they were gazing intently into the heaven, while He was ascending, behold, also two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do ye stand looking into the heaven? This Jesus, Who was taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye beheld Him ascending into Heaven." read more.
Then they returned to Jerusalem from a mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey.


And He began to speak to them in parables, "A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. And, at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. And, taking him, they beat him, and sent him away empty. read more.
And again he sent to them another servant; and him they wounded in the head, and dishonored. And he sent another; and him they killed; and many others, beating some, and killing some. He had yet one, a beloved son; he sent him to them last, saying, 'They will pay deference to my son.' But those husbandmen said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' And, taking him, they killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What, therefore, will the lord of the vineyard do! He will come, and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. Did ye never read the Scripture, "The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the head of a corner; this was from the Lord, and is marvelous in our eyes?" And they were seeking to lay hold of Him; and they feared the multitude; for they knew that He spake the parable against them; and, leaving Him, they went away.

"Hear another parable. There was a man?? householder??ho planted a vineyard, and placed a fence around it, and dug a wine-press, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. And, when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. And the husbandmen, taking his servants, one, indeed, they beat; and one they killed; and one they stoned. read more.
Again he sent other servants more than the first; and they treated them likewise. But afterward he sent to them his son, saying, 'They will reverence my son.' But the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and have his inheritance!' And, taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those husband-men?" They say to Him, "He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and will let out the vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons." Jesus saith to them, "Did ye never read in the Scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made head of a corner; this was from the Lord, and it is marvellous in our eyes?' "Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruit thereof. And he who falls on this stone shall be broken in pieces; but on whomsoever it falls, it will scatter him as dust." And the high-priests and Pharisees, having heard His parables, knew that He was speaking concerning them. And, while seeking to lay hold on Him, they feared the multitudes, since they were holding Him as a prophet.

And He began to speak to the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long time. And, at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen, beating him, sent him away empty. "And he seat still another servant: and him also, having beaten and dishonored, they sent away empty. read more.
"And he sent still a third; and they, having wounded this one, cast him out. "And the lord of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, the beloved; perhaps they will reverence him.' "But, seeing him, the husbandmen were reasoning one with another, saying, 'This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.' And, having thrust him forth out of the vineyard, they slew him. What, therefore, will the lord of the vineyard do to them? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others." And, having heard it, they said, "May it not be!" And He, looking upon them, said, "What, then, is this that has been written? 'A stone which the builders rejected, the same became a head of the corner.' 'Every one who falls on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust!' And the scribes and the high priests sought to lay hands on Him in that very hour; and they feared the people; for they knew that He spake the parable against them.


And there comes one of the synagogue-rulers, Jairus by name; and, seeing Him, he falls at His feet, and beseeches Him much, saying, "My little daughter is extremely ill; I pray that, coming, Thou wilt lay Thy hands upon her, that she may be healed and live." And He went away with him; and a great multitude was following Him, and they were thronging Him. read more.
And a woman, having a flow of blood twelve years, and having suffered many things under many physicians, and having spent all that she had, and having been profited nothing, but rather coming into the worse state, having heard the things concerning Jesus, coming in the crowd behind, touched His garment. For she said, "If I touch even His garments, I shall be healed." And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was cured of the plague. And straight-way Jesus, perceiving in Himself that power had gone forth from Him, turning about in the crowd, said, "Who touched Me?" And His disciples said to Him, "Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, 'Who touched Me?'" And He was looking around to see her who did this. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came, and fell down before Him, and told Him all the truth. And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you; go in peace, and be well of your ailment." While He was yet speaking, they come from the synagogue-ruler's house, saying, "Your daughter died; why do you trouble the Teacher any further?" But Jesus, disregarding the word spoken, saith to the synagogue-ruler, "Fear not, only believe." And He permitted no one to follow with Him, except Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And they come to the house of the synagogue-ruler; and He beholds a tumult, and people weeping and wailing greatly. And, having entered, He saith to them, "Why do ye make a tumult, and weep? the child did not die, but she is sleeping." And they were deriding Him. But He, having put them all out, taketh with Him the father of the child, and the mother, and those with Him, and goeth in where the child was. And, having taken hold of the child's hand, He saith to her, "Talitha cumi;" which is, being interpreted, "Damsel, (I say to you), arise." And straight-way the damsel arose, and walked; for she was twelve years old. And straightway they were amazed with great amazement. And He charged them much 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, falling down near Jesus' feet, he was beseeching Him to come into his house; because he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying! But, as He was going away, the multitudes were thronging. And a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who could not be cured, read more.
coming up behind, touched the border of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, "Who is it that touched Me?" And, when all were denying, Peter said, "Master, the multitudes are thronging Thee, and hard pressing Thee!" But Jesus said, "Some one touched Me; for I perceived that power had gone out from Me." And the woman, seeing that she was not concealed, came trembling; and, falling down before Him, reported before all the people for what cause she touched Him, and how she was instantly healed. And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you; go in peace." While He is yet speaking, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue, saying, "Your daughter has died; trouble not the Teacher." But Jesus, hearing it, answered him, "Fear not; only believe; and she shall be made whole!" And, coming into the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him, except Peter, and James, and John, and the father of the maiden, and her mother. And they were all weeping, and bewailing her; but He said, "Weep not; for she did not die, but is sleeping." And they were deriding Him, knowing that she died. But He, taking her by the hand, called, saying, "Maiden, arise." And her spirit returned to her, and she rose up instantly; and He commanded that something should be given to her to eat. And her parents were astonished. But He charged them to tell no one what had taken place.

While He is speaking these things to them, behold, a ruler, having come to Him, was worshiping Him, saying, "My daughter just now died; but, coming, lay Thy hand upon her, and she shall live." And Jesus, having risen, was following him, also His disciples. And, behold, a woman, having a flow of blood twelve years, having come up behind Him, touched the border of His garment; read more.
for she was saying within herself, "If I only touch His garment, I shall be made well." And Jesus, turning and seeing her, said, "Be of good courage, daughter, your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour. And Jesus, having come into the house of the ruler, and seeing the flute-players and the multitude making a tumult, said, "Withdraw; for the damsel did not die, but is sleeping." And they were laughing at Him. But, when the multitude was put forth, having gone in, He took hold of her hand, and the damsel arose. And the report of this went forth into all that land.


And it came to pass, as He was reclining at table in the house, behold, many tax-collectors and sinners, having come, were reclining with Jesus and His disciples. And the Pharisees, seeing it, said to His disciples, Why is your Teacher eating with the tax-collectors and sinners?" And Jesus, hearing it, said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are ill. read more.
But, going, learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Then came to Him the disciples of John, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Thy disciples fast not?" Jesus said to them, "Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn while the Bridegroom is with them! But there will come days, when the Bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then will they fast." "And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse rent is made." "Neither do they put new wine into old wine-skins; otherwise, indeed, the skins burst, and the wine runs out, and the skins are destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins, and both are preserved together."

And it comes to pass that He reclines at table in his house, and many tax-collectors and sinners recline with Him and His disciples; for there were many, and they were following Him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, seeing that He was eating with the sinners and tax-collectors, said to His disciples, "Why doth He eat with the tax-collectors and sinners?" And Jesus, hearing it, says to them, "Those who are well need not a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners." read more.
And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and they come and say to Him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but Thy disciples fast not?" And Jesus said to them, "Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast; but there will come days when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; else the patch takes from it, the new from the old, and a worse rent is made. And no one puts new wine into old wine-skins; else the wine will burst the skins, and the wine perishes, and the skins; but they put new wine into fresh wine-skins."

And Levi made a great reception for Him in his house; and there was a great multitude of tax-collectors and of others who were reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes were murmuring against the disciples, saying, "Why are ye eating and drinking with the tax-collectors and sinners?" And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. read more.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." And they said to Him, "The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also those of the Pharisees; but Thine are eating and drinking!" And Jesus said to them, "Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come; and, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then they will fast in those days." And He spake also a parable to them: "No one, rending a piece from a new garment, puts it on an old garment; else both the new will cause a rent, and the piece from the new will not agree with the old. "And no one puts new wine into old wine-skins; else the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will perish. But new wine must be put into fresh skins. And no one, having drunk old wine, wishes new; for he says, 'The old is mellow.'


And Jesus, coming into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law prostrate, and sick with fever; and He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose, and was ministering to Him. And, when it was evening, they brought to Him many demoniacs; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, read more.
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses."

And, straightway coming out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. And Simon's mother-in-law was lying sick with fever, and straightway they tell Him of her; and, coming to her, He raised her up, having taken her by the hand; and the fever left her, and she was ministering to them. read more.
And at evening, when the sun did set, they were bringing to Him all who were sick, and those possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And He healed many that were sick with many kinds of diseases, and cast out many demons; and He did not permit the demons to speak, because they knew Him [to be the Christ].

And, rising up, He went out of the synagogue into the house of Simon. And the mother-in-law of Simon was afflicted with a great fever; and they besought Him concerning her. And, standing over her, He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and, immediately rising up, she was ministering to them. And, as the sun was setting, all, as many as had any ailing with divers diseases, brought them to Him; and He, laying His hands on each one of them, was healing them. read more.
And demons also came out from many, crying out, and saying, "Thou art the Son of God." And, rebuking them, He was not suffering them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.


And on that day, when evening came, He saith to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And, leaving the multitude, they take Him with them, as He was, in the boat. And other boats were with Him. And there arises a great storm of wind, and the waves were beating into the boat, so that the boat was now being filled. read more.
And He Himself was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion; and they awake Him, and say to Him, "Teacher, is it no concern to Thee that we perish?" And, having been roused up, He 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 ye fearful? Have ye not yet faith?" And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, "Who, then, is This, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!"

Now it came to pass on one of the days, that both He and His disciples entered into a boat; and He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side of the lake." And they set forth. But, as they were sailing, He fell asleep. And there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were being filled full of water, and were in peril. And, coming near, they awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we perish!" And, having arisen, He rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and it became calm. read more.
And He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And, struck with fear, they marvelled, saying one to another, "Who, then, is This, that He commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey Him!"

And Jesus, seeing a multitude about Him, gave orders to depart to the other side. And a scribe, coming near, said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow Thee wheresoever Thou mayst go." And Jesus saith to him, "The foxes have dens; and the birds of the heaven have lodging-places; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head." read more.
And another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." But Jesus saith to him, "Follow Me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead." And His disciples followed Him, as He entered into a boat. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves; but He was sleeping. And, coming to Him, they awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save; we are perishing!" And He saith to them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" Then, having arisen, He rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men wondered, saying, "What manner of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!"


And Jesus was going about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. And the report of Him went forth into all Syria; and they brought to Him all having ailments, afflicted with manifold diseases and torments, demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics; and He healed them. And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judaea, and beyond Jordan.

And, having risen very early, by night, He went out into a desert place, and was there praying. And Simon and those with Him followed after Him, and found Him, and say to Him, "All are seeking Thee." read more.
And He saith to them, "Let us go elsewhere into the neighboring towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end I came forth." And He went into their synagogues, throughout all Galilee, preaching, and casting out the demons.

And, day coming on, going forth, He went into a desert place; and the multitudes were seeking after Him, and came to Him, and were trying to restrain Him from going away from them. And He said to them, "It is needful that I proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God to the other cities also; because for this I was sent forth." And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.


And, walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers. And He saith to them, "Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men." And, immediately leaving their nets, they followed Him. read more.
And, having gone on thence, He saw other two brothers: James a son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them; and they, having immediately left the boat and their father, followed Him.

And, passing along by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew, Simon's brother, casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers. And Jesus said to them, "Come after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." And straightway, leaving the nets, they followed Him. read more.
And going on a little further, He saw James, the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, and those in the ship mending the nets. And straightway He called them; and leaving their father Zebedee in the boat, with the hired servants, they went away after Him.

Now it came to pass, as the multitude was pressing upon Him, and hearing the word of God, that He was standing by the lake Gennesaret; and He saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen, having gone out of them, were washing their nets. And, entering into one of the boats, which was Simon's, He asked him to put out a little from the land; and, having taken a seat, He was teaching the multitudes out of the boat. read more.
And, when He ceased speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." And Simon, answering, said, "Master, having toiled through the whole night, we took nothing; but at Thy word I will let down the nets." And, doing this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their nets were breaking. And they beckoned to their partners in the other boat, to come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they were sinking. And Simon Peter, seeing it, fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, "Depart from me; because I am a sinful man, O Lord;" for astonishment seized him, and all those with him, on account of the draught of the fishes which they took; and likewise also James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Fear not; henceforth you will catch men." And, having brought their boats to the land, leaving all, they followed Him.


Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: 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 tax-collector; James the son of Alpaeus, and Thaddeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.

And He goeth up into the mountain, and called to Himself those whom He wished. And He appointed twelve [whom He also named apostles], that they might be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach, and to have authority to cast out demons. read more.
And to Simon He added the name Peter; and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (and He added to these the name "Boanerges," that is, "sons of thunder"); and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And He cometh into a house.

And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into the mountain to pray; and He was spending the whole night in prayer to God. And when it became day, He called His disciples; and, having selected twelve from them, (whom He also called apostles): Simon whom He also called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, read more.
and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a betrayer; and, descending with them, He stood upon a level place; and a large multitude of His disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem, and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, were present, who came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled with unclean spirits were being healed; and all the multitude were seeking to touch Him; because power was coming forth from Him, and was healing them all.


Now, when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came to Him a woman having an alabaster cruse of very precious ointment, and poured it down upon His head, while reclining at table. And the disciples, seeing it, were much displeased, saying, "To what purpose is this waste? read more.
For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor!" But Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, "Why do ye give trouble to the woman? for she wrought a good work for Me; for the poor ye always have with you; but Me ye have not always. For she, in pouring this ointment upon My body, did it with reference to My burial. Verily I say to you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached in all the world, that also which this woman did shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."

And, while He was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as He was reclining at table, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure spikenard, very costly; and, having broken the cruse, she was pouring it down on His bead. But there were some who were much displeased among themselves, saying, "To what purpose has this waste of the ointment been made? For this ointment could have been sold for above three hundred denaries, and given to the poor!" And they were murmuring against her. read more.
But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do ye cause her trouble? She wrought a good work on Me; for the poor ye always have with you; and whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but Me ye have not always. She did what she could: she anointed My body beforehand for the burial. And verily I say to you, wheresoever the Gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman did shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."

Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. They, therefore, made Him a supper there; and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with Him. Mary, therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure spikenard, very costly, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. read more.
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, says, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?" And he said this, not because he cared about the poor; but because he was a thief; and, having the money-box, he was wont to carry what was put therein. Jesus, therefore, said, "Suffer her to keep it for the day of My burial; for the poor ye always have with you, but Me ye have not always."


And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed by John into the Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent apart, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon Him. And a voice came out of Heaven, saying, "Thou art My Son, the beloved, in Whom I was well pleased."

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, to John, to be immersed by him; but he was hindering Him, saying, "I have need to be immersed by Thee; and dost Thou come to me?" But Jesus, answering, said to him, "Suffer it now; for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness." Then He suffers Him. read more.
And, having been immersed, Jesus went up straightway from the water; and, behold, the heavens were opened; and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, coming upon Him; and, behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, "This is My Son, the beloved, in whom I delighted."

Now it came to pass, when all the people were immersed, that as Jesus also was immersed, and was praying, Heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form, as a dove; and a voice came out of Heaven, "Thou art My Son, the Beloved, in Whom I delighted." And Jesus Himself, when beginning His ministry, was about thirty years old, being, as was supposed, the Son of Joseph, the son of Heli,


And, when He came to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met Him two demoniacs, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass along that way; and, behold, they cried out, saying, "What is there to us and to Thee, O Son of God? Didst Thou come here to torment us before the time?" Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. read more.
And the demons were entreating Him, saying, "If Thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine." And He said to them, "Go." And, having come out, they went away into the swine; and, behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and died in the waters! And those feeding them fled; and, going away into the city, they reported all things, and the things relating to the demoniacs.

And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. And, when He came out of the boat, straightway there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling in the tombs; and no one could any longer bind him, not even with a chain; read more.
because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces, and no one had strength to tame him. And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying, and cutting himself with stones. And, seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and worshiped Him; and, crying with a loud voice, he says, "What is there to me and Thee, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure Thee by God, that Thou torment me not!" For He said to him, "Come forth, unclean spirit, out of the man!" And He asked him, "What is your name?" And he says to Him, "My name is Legion, because we are many." And he was beseeching Him much, that He would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there by the mountain a great herd of swine feeding And they besought Him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them." And He permitted them. And, coming out, the unclean spirits entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, about two thousand, and were drowned in the sea. And those feeding the swine fled, and reported it in the city and in the country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass. And they come to Jesus, and behold the demoniac sitting, clothed, and having his right mind??he one who had had the legion, and they were afraid. And those who saw it declared to them how it befell the demoniac, and concerning the swine. And they began to beseech Him to depart from their borders. And, as He was entering into the boat, he that had been a demoniac was beseeching Him, that he might be with Him. And He did not permit him, but saith to him, "Go to your house, to your own people, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for you, and how He had mercy on you." And he went away, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus did for him; and all were wondering. And, Jesus having crossed over in the boat again to the other side, a large multitude was gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.

And they sailed down into the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against Galilee. And, when He went forth on the land, there met Him a certain man out of the city, who had demons, and for a long time he had worn no clothing; and he abode not in a house, but in the tombs. And, seeing Jesus, he, crying out, fell down before Him, and, with a loud voice, said, "What is there to me and to Thee, Jesus, Son of God Most High? I beg of Thee, do not torment me!" read more.
For He was commanding the unclean spirit to come out from the man; for many times had it seized him, and he was bound with chains and fetters, kept under guard; and, bursting the bonds, he was driven by the demon into the deserts. And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," (because many demons entered into him). And they were entreating Him, that He would not command them to go away into the abyss. And there was there a herd of many swine in the mountains; and they besought Him that He would permit them to enter into them. And He permitted them. And the demons, going out from the man, entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were drowned. And those feeding them, seeing what had taken place, fled, and carried the tidings into the city and into the country. And they went out to see what had taken place; and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons went out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and having his right mind; and they were afraid. And those who saw it reported to them how the demon-possessed man was delivered. And the whole multitude of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked Him to depart from them; because they were being constrained by great fear. And He, entering into a boat, returned. And the man, from whom the demons had gone forth, was begging Him that he might be with Him; but He sent him away, saying, "Return to your house, and relate how great things God did for you." And he departed, publishing through all the city how great things Jesus did for him. And, as Jesus returned, the multitude welcomed Him; for they were all expecting Him.


And, after six days, Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart; and He was transfigured before them; and His face shone as the sun, and His garments became white as the light. And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him. read more.
And Peter, answering, said to Jesus," Lord, it is good that we are here. If Thou wilt, I will make here three tents??ne for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. And, behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I delighted; hear Him." And the disciples, hearing it, fell on their face, and were exceedingly afraid. And Jesus came near, and, touching them, said, "Arise, and be not afraid." And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. And, as they were coming down out of the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of Man be raised from among the dead." And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" And He, answering, said, "Elijah, indeed, comes, and will restore all things; but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they recognized him not, but did with him whatsoever they wished: so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them." Then the disciples understood that He spake to them concerning John the Immerser.

And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. And His garments became shining, exceedingly white, such as no fuller on the earth can so whiten. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. read more.
And Peter, answering, says to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here; and let us make three tents; one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah;" for he knew not what to answer, for they became much afraid. And there came a cloud overshadowing them; and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son, the Beloved; hear ye Him." And, suddenly looking around, they no longer saw with themselves any one, except Jesus only. And, as they were coming down from the mountain, He charged them that they should tell no one what they saw, until the Son of Man should arise from the dead. And they kept the saying to themselves, questioning what the rising from the dead could be. And they were asking Him, saying, "How is it that the scribes say that Elijah must first come?" And He said to them, "Elijah, indeed, comes first, and restores all things; and how it has been written concerning the Son of Man, that He should suffer many things, and be set at naught; but I say to you that Elijah has both come, and they did to him whatsoever they wished, as it has been written of him."

And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that, taking Peter, and John, and James, He went up into the mountain to pray. And it came to pass, as He was praying, that the appearance of His countenance was altered, and His raiment became white and dazzling. And, behold, two men were talking with Him, who, indeed, were Moses and Elijah; read more.
who, appearing in glory, were speaking of His departure which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and those with him had become heavy with sleep; but, having watched through it, they saw His glory, and the two men who were standing with Him. And it came to pass, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good that we are here; and let us make three tents; one for Thee, one for Moses, and one for Elijah;" not knowing what he was saying. Now, while he was saying these things, there came a cloud, and it was overshadowing them; and they feared, as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is My Son, the Chosen; hear ye Him." And, when the voice came, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and told no one, in those days, any of the things which they had seen.


On that day Jesus, having gone out of the house, was sitting by the seaside. And there were gathered to Him great multitudes; so that He, having entered into a boat, sat down, and all the multitudes were standing on the beach. And He spake to them many things in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went forth to sow. read more.
And, in his sowing, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the birds, coming, devoured them. And others fell on the rocky places, where they had not much earth; and straightway they sprang up, because they had not depth of earth. And, the sun having risen, they were scorched; and, because they had no root, they withered away. And others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. And others fell on the good ground, and were yielding fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. He that has ears let him hear." And the disciples, having come near, said to Him, "Wherefore dost Thou speak to them in parables?" And He, answering, said to them, "Because to you it has been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but whosoever has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him. On this account, I speak to them in parables; because, seeing, they see not; and, hearing, they hear not, nor understand. And to them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, 'With hearing ye will hear, and will not understand; and, seeing, ye will see, and will not perceive; for the heart of this people was made gross, and with their ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should heal them.' But happy are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. For verily I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what ye are seeing, and did not see them; and to hear what ye are hearing, and did not hear them. Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the Kingdom, and understands it not, the evil one comes, and snatches away what has been sown in his heart: this is he that was sown by the wayside. And he that was sown on the rocky places, this is he who hears the word, and straightway with joy receives it; yet he has not root in himself, but is only temporary; and, when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, straightway he stumbles. And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that hears the word; and the anxiety of the age and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But he that was sown on the good ground, this is he that hears the word and understands it; who, indeed, bears fruit, and produces, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

And again He began to teach by the seaside. And there is gathered to Him a very great multitude, so that He, having entered into a boat, was sitting in the sea; and all the multitude were by the sea on the land. And He taught them many things in parables, and said to them in His teaching, "Hearken! behold the sower went forth to sow. read more.
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and devoured it. And other fell on the rocky ground where it had not much earth; and straightway it sprang up, because of not having depth of earth; and, when the sun rose, it was scorched; and, because it had no root, it was dried up. And other fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And others fell into the good ground, and were yielding fruit, springing up and growing; and bore, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold." 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 as to the parables. And He said to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those without all things are done in parables; that, seeing, they may see, and not perceive; and, hearing, they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they should turn, and be forgiven." And He saith to them, "Know ye not this parable? And how will ye know all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are those by the wayside, where the word is sown; and, when they hear, straightway Satan comes, and catches away the word which has been sown in them. And these likewise are those sown upon the rocky places, who, when they hear the word, straightway with joy receive it; and they have no root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, straightway they stumble. And others are those sown among the thorns. These are those who heard the word, and the anxieties of the age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires about other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And these are the ones sown on the good ground: such as hear the word, and receive it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hundredfold." And He said to them, "Is the lamp brought to be put under the measure, or under the bed! Is it not, that it may be put on the lampstand? For there is nothing hid, except that it should be manifested; nor was anything made secret, but that it should come to light. If any one has ears to hear, let him hear." And He said to them, "Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you; and more will be added. For he that has, to him shall be given; and he that has not, from him shall be taken away even what he has."

And, when a large multitude was coming together, and those from city after city were coming to Him, He spake through a parable: "The sower went forth to sow his seed. And in his sowing some fell by the wayside; and it was trodden down, and the birds of the heaven devoured it. And another fell upon the rock; and, springing up, it was withered because of not having moisture. read more.
And another fell amid the thorns; and the thorns growing with it choked it. And another fell into the good ground; and, growing, it produced fruit, a hundredfold." Saying these things, He was crying aloud, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." And His disciples were asking Him, what this parable might be. And He said, "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables; that, seeing, they may not see, and, hearing, they may not understand. Now this is the parable: The seed is the word of God. And those by the wayside are those who heard; then the Devil comes, and takes away the word from their heart; lest, having believed, they should be saved. "And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root; who, for a season, believe, and in time of temptation fall away. "And that which fell among the thorns, these are those who heard; and, going forth, they are choked with anxieties, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bear no fruit to perfection. "And that in the good ground, these are such as, in a good and honest heart, having heard the word, hold it fast, and bear fruit with patience. "And no one, having lighted a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a lamp-stand, that those coming in may see the light; for nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; nor hidden, that shall not be known, and become manifest. Take heed, therefore, how ye hear; for whosoever has, to him shall be given; and whosoever has not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him."


And there comes to Him a leper, beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying to Him, "If Thou wilt, Thou canst cleanse me!" And Jesus, moved with compassion, and stretching forth His hand, touched him, and saith to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." And straight-way the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. read more.
And having strictly charged him, He straightway sent him away, and saith to him, "See that you say nothing to any one, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses directed, for a testimony to them." But he, going forth, began to publish it much, and to spread abroad the matter; so that He could no more openly enter into a city, but was without in desert places. And they were coming to Him from every quarter.

And it came to pass, while He was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy; and, when he saw Jesus, falling on his face, he besought Him, saying, "Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean." And, stretching forth His hand, He touched him, saying, "I am willing; be made clean." And straightway the leprosy departed from him. And He charged him to tell no one; but, "Departing, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." read more.
But the report concerning Him was going abroad the more; and many multitudes were coming together to hear, and to be healed of their infirmities. And He was wont to retire into the deserts, and pray.

And, behold, a leper, coming near, was worshiping Him, saying, "Lord, if Thou art willing, Thou art able to cleanse me." And, stretching forth His hand, He touched him, saying, "I am willing. Be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith to him, "See that you tell no one: but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.


And it came to pass that, when Jesus finished these words, He departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea, beyond the Jordan. And large multitudes followed Him; and He healed them there.

And, rising up thence, He cometh into the borders of Judaea, and beyond the Jordan. And multitudes come together to Him again; and, as He was wont, He was teaching them again.

And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and wholly unable to raise herself up. And Jesus, seeing her, called and said to her, "Woman, you have been loosed from your infirmity." read more.
And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and was glorifying God. But the synagogue-ruler, answering, (being much displeased that Jesus healed her on the sabbath), said to the multitude, "There are six days in which it behooves us to work; in these, therefore, coming, be healed, and not on the sabbath day." And the Lord answered him, and said, "Hypocrites! does not each one of you, on the sabbath, loose his ox or his ass from the stall; and, leading it away, water it? And was it not right that this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound, lo, eighteen years, should have been loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath?" And, when He said these things, all those opposing Him were being put to shame, and all the multitude were rejoicing because of all the glorious things which were being done by Him. And He said, "To what is the Kingdom of God like? and to what shall I liken it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man, taking, cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in its branches." And again He said, "To what shall I liken the Kingdom of God? It is like leaven which a woman, taking, hid in three measures of meal until the whole was leavened." And He was journeying through the cities and villages, teaching, and making His way to Jerusalem. And a certain one said, "Are there few who are saved?" And He said to them, "Strive to enter in through the narrow door; because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able. When the Householder rises and shuts the door, and ye begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, 'Lord, open to us!' and He, answering, shall say to you, 'I know you not, whence ye are;' then ye will begin to say, 'We ate and drank in Thy presence, and Thou didst teach in our streets.' And He will say, 'I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from Me, all ye workers of unrighteousness.' There will be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust forth without. And they will come from the east and west, and from the north and south, and shall recline at table in the Kingdom of God. And, behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last." In that very hour, there came certain Pharisees, saying to Him, "Go out, and journey hence; because Herod is wishing to kill Thee." And He said to them, "Going your way, tell this fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons, and perfect cures, to-day and to-morrow; and on the third day I am made perfect. But yet I must go on My way to-day, and to-morrow, and the following day; because it is not possible that a prophet perish outside of Jerusalem!' O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that kills the prophets, and stones those sent to her; how often I wished to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her own brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is abandoned to you! But I say to you, ye shall in no wise see Me, until ye shall say, 'Blessed is He Who is coming in the name of the Lord!'"


At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the grain-fields; and His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain, and to eat. But the Pharisees, seeing it, said to Him, "Behold, Thy disciples are doing that which it is not lawful to do on a sabbath." But He said to them, "Did ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those with him? read more.
how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those with him, but only for the priests? Or did ye not read in the law that, on the sabbath, the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? But I say to you, a greater than the temple is here. And, if ye had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' ye would not have condemned the guiltless; for the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath."

And it came to pass that He was going on the sabbath through the grainfields; and His disciples began to make a way, plucking the heads of grain. And the Pharisees said to them, "Behold, why are they doing on the sabbath that which is not lawful?" And He said to them, "Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he and those who were with him? read more.
How he entered into the house of God during the high priesthood of Abiathar, and ate the show-bread, which it is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?" And He said to them, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath; so that the Son of Man is Lord even of the sabbath."

And it came to pass on a sabbath, that He was going through grainfields; and His disciples were plucking and eating the heads of grain, rubbing them with their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are ye doing that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath?" And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Did ye never read this that David did, when he was hungry, and those with him; read more.
how he entered into the house of God, and taking the showbread, ate, and gave to those with him; which it is not lawful to eat, except for the priests only?" And He said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath."


And in His teaching He said, "Beware of the scribes, who wish to walk about in long robes and have salutations in the marketplaces, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at the feasts; who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation."

And, while all the people were hearing, He said to the disciples, "Beware of the scribes, who wish to walk about in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at feasts; who devour the houses of widows; and, for a pretense, make long prayers. These shall receive greater condemnation."


And He entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there, having his hand withered. And they were watching Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath; that they might accuse Him. And He saith to the man having the withered hand, "Arise in the midst." read more.
And He saith to them, "Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do harm, to save a life, or to kill?" But they were silent. And having looked round about on them with anger, and being grieved at the hardness of their heart, He saith to the man, "Stretch forth your hand." And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored. And the Pharisees, having gone out, were straightway taking counsel with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

And it came to pass on another sabbath, that He entered into the synagogue, and taught. And there was a man there, and his right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees were watching Him, whether He would heal on the sabbath: that they might find how to accuse Him. But He knew their thoughts; and He said to the man having the withered hand, "Arise, and stand forth in the midst." And, rising up, he stood. read more.
And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil??o save a soul, or to destroy it?" And, looking round upon them all, He said to him, "Stretch forth your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored. But they were filled with madness, and were conferring one with another as to what they should do to Jesus.

And, having passed on thence, He came into their synagogue. And, behold, a man having a withered hand; and they questioned Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?" that they might accuse Him. And He said to them "What man of you who shall have one sheep; and, if this should fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it, and raise it up? read more.
How much better, therefore, is a man than a sheep! Therefore, it is lawful to do well on the sabbath." Then saith He to the man, "Stretch forth your hand." And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole as the other. But the Pharisees, having gone out, held a consultation against Him, that they might destroy Him.


And, having entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that He was in the house. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even about the door; and He was speaking the word to them. And they come, bringing to Him a paralytic, borne by four. read more.
And not being able to bring him to Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was; and, having broken it up, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. And Jesus, seeing their faith, saith to the paralytic, "Child, your sins are forgiven." But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, "Why doth this Man speak thus? He blasphemeth! Who can forgive sins but One, God?" And straightway Jesus, perceiving in His spirit that they so reason within themselves, saith to them, "Why do ye reason these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?' But, that ye may know the Son of Man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (He saith to the paralytic). I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." And he arose, and, straightway taking up the bed, went forth before them all; so that all were amazed, and glorified God, saying, "We never saw it thus!"

And it came to pass, on one of the days, that He was teaching; and there were sitting by Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come out of every village of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present with Him to heal. And, behold, men bearing on a couch a man who was a paralytic, and they were seeking to bring him in, and place him before Him. And, not finding by what means they might bring him in because of the multitude, having gone up on the housetop, they let him down through the tiles with the couch, into the midst, before Jesus. read more.
And, beholding their faith, He said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you." And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is This that is speaking blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God only?" But Jesus, perceiving their reasonings, answering, said to them, "Concerning what are ye reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath authority on the earth to forgive sins (He said to the paralyzed man), I say to you, arise; and, taking up your couch, go to your house." And, immediately rising up before them, having taken up that on which he was lying, he departed to his house, glorifying God. And astonishment seized them all, and they were glorifying God, and were filled with fear, saying, "We saw wonderful things to-day!"

And, behold, they were bringing to Him a paralytic laid upon a couch. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, "Child, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven." And, behold, some of the scribes said among themselves, "This Man is blaspheming! " And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why think ye evil in your hearts? read more.
For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Arise, and walk.' "But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath authority on the earth to forgive sins" (then saith He to the paralytic), "Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house." And, having arisen, he went to his house; and, seeing it, the multitudes feared, and glorified God, Who gave such authority to men.


And, leaving them, He went forth out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there. And in the morning, returning into the city, He hungered. And, seeing one fig tree by the way, He came to it, and found nothing thereon except leaves only. And He saith to it, "No more may fruit come from you forever." And immediately the fig tree withered away! read more.
And the disciples, seeing it, wondered, saying, "How quickly the fig tree withered away!" And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Verily I say to you, if ye have faith, and do not doubt, not only the withering of the fig tree shall ye accomplish, but, even if ye say to this mountain, 'Be lifted up, and be cast into the sea,' it shall be done. And all things whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

And on the morrow, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And, seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if perhaps He might find something thereon. And, having come to it, He found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs. And, answering, He said to it, "May no one eat fruit from you any more forever!" And His disciples heard it.

And, passing by the next morning, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, calling to remembrance, says to Him, "Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which Thou didst curse has withered away!" And Jesus, answering, saith to them, "Have the faith of God.


And straightway the Spirit driveth Him forth into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts; and the angels were ministering to Him.

and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brothers upon the removal to Babylon;

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was being led in the Spirit in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by the Devil. And He ate nothing in those days; and, when they were completed, He hungered. And the Devil said to Him, "If Thou art God's Son, command this stone, that it become bread." read more.
And Jesus made answer to him, "It has been written, 'Not on bread alone shall man live.'" And, leading Him up, he showed Him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in a moment of time. And the Devil said to Him, "To Thee will I give all this authority, and the glory of them; because to me it has been delivered, and to whomsoever I will I give it. If Thou, therefore, wilt worship before me, it shall all be Thine." And Jesus, answering, said to him, "It has been written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.'" And he led Him to Jerusalem, and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If Thou art God's Son, cast Thyself down hence; for it has been written, 'He will command His angels concerning you, to keep watch over you; and on their hands they shall bear you up, lest haply you dash your foot against a stone.'" And Jesus, answering, said to him, "It has been said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God." And, having completed every temptation, the Devil departed from Him until a fitting season.



And, after these things, He went forth, and beheld a tax-collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax-office; and He said to him, "Follow Me." And, having forsaken all, rising up, he followed Him.

And He went again by the sea; and all the multitude were coming to Him, and He was teaching them. And passing by, He saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax-office, and saith to him, "Follow Me." And, rising up, he followed Him.


And they came to Capernaum. And, when He was in the house, He asked them, "Concerning what were ye reasoning in the way?" But they were silent; for they disputed with one another in the way, who was the greatest. And, sitting down, He called the twelve, and saith to them, "If any one wishes to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all." read more.
And, taking a little child, He set it in the midst of them; and, holding it in His arms, He said to them, "Whosoever receives one of such little children in My name, receives Me; and whosoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him Who sent Me." John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall exercise power in My name, and be able quickly to speak evil of Me; for he who is not against us is for us. For whosoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say to you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. And whosoever shall cause to stumble one of these little ones, who believe, it were better for him, if a great millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. And, if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is good for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having the two hands to go into Hell--into the unquenchable fire! OMITTED TEXT. And, if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is good for you to enter into life lame, rather than having the two feet to be cast into Hell. OMITTED TEXT. And, if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is good for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into Hell, where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire. Salt is good; but, if the salt becomes saltless, with what will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another."

And there entered a reasoning among them, as to which of them should be greatest. Now Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their heart, taking a child, placed it by Himself, and said to them, "Whosoever shall receive this child in My name, receives Me; and whosoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for he that is least among you all, the same is great." read more.
And John, answering, said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us." And Jesus said to him, "Forbid him not: for he who is not against you is for you."


And Jesus entered into the temple, and cast out all those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those selling the doves.

And He entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and, having looked around on all things, the hour being late, He went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And, having entered into the temple, He began to cast out those who sold;


And, having called together the twelve, He gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases; and He sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick; and He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey??either staff, nor wallet, nor bread, nor money; and not to have two coats. read more.
"And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide, and thence depart. And as many as do not receive you, going out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them." And, going forth, they were passing through the several villages, proclaiming the good news, and healing everywhere.

And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He was going round about the villages, teaching. And He calleth to Him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two, and was giving them authority over the unclean spirits; and He charged them that they should take nothing for the way, except a staff only; no bread, no wallet, no money in their girdle; read more.
but to go shod with sandals; and He said, put not on two coats. And He said to them, "Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide, till ye depart thence. And whatsoever place does not receive you, and they hear you not, going forth thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony to them." And, going forth, they preached that men should repent. And they were casting out many demons, and were anointing with oil many sick people, and were healing them.


Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him, saying, "Teacher, we wish to see a sign from Thee." And He, answering, said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, except 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.
"The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. "A queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. "But, when the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and finds it not. Then it says, 'I will return into my house whence I came out;' and, having come, it finds it unoccupied, swept, and adorned. Then it goes and takes along with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and, entering in, they dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation."

And others, tempting, were seeking of Him a sign from heaven. But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom, divided against itself, is made desolate; and a house divided against a house falls. And, if Satan also were divided against himself, how would his kingdom stand? because ye say that by Beelzebub I am casting out the demons! read more.
But, if I, by Beelzebub, cast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. But, if I, by the finger of God, cast out the demons, then the Kingdom of God came upon you unexpectedly. "When the strong man, fully armed, is guarding his own court, his goods are in peace; but, when a stronger than he, coming upon him, overcomes him, he takes away his whole armor upon which he had relied, and distributes his spoils. He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who is not gathering with Me is scattering. "When the unclean spirit goes out from the man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest; and, not finding it, it says, 'I will return into my house whence I came out.' And, coming, it finds it swept and decorated. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself; and, entering in, they make their abode there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first." And it came to pass, as He was saying these things, that a certain woman, out of the multitude, lifting up her voice, said to Him, "Happy the womb that carried Thee, and the breasts which Thou didst suck!" But He said, "Yea, rather, happy are those who hear the word of God, and keep it!" And as the multitudes were gathering together to Him, He began to say, "This generation is an evil generation: it is seeking a sign, and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of Jonah. For, as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation. "The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them; because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, something more than Solomon is here. "The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation, and condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, something more than Jonah is here. "No one, having lighted a lamp, puts it in a cellar, or under a measure, but on a lamp-stand, that those who enter may see the light. The lamp of your body is your eye. When your eye is sound, your whole body also is full of light; but, when it is evil, your body also is dark. Take heed, therefore, lest the light in you be darkness. If, therefore, your whole body be full of light, not having any part dark, it shall be wholly light, as when the lamp, with its bright shining, illuminates you."


Then came to Him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshiping and asking something of Him. And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She says to Him, "Command, that these my two sons may sit, one on Thy right hand, and one on Thy left, in Thy Kingdom." But Jesus, answering, said, "Ye know not what ye are asking. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They say to Him, "We are able." read more.
He saith to them, "My cup, indeed, ye shall drink; but to sit on My right hand, and on My left, is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father." And the ten, hearing it, were much displeased with the two brothers. But Jesus, calling them near, said, "Ye know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them. Not so shall it be among you; but whosoever wishes to become great among you shall be your minister; and whosoever wishes to be first among you shall be your servant; even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give His soul a ransom for many."

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to Him, saying to Him, "Teacher, we wish that Thou wouldest do for us whatsoever we ask." And He said to them, "What do you wish that I should do for you?" And they said to Him, "Grant to us that we may sit, one on Thy right hand, and one on Thy left, in Thy Kingdom." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "Ye know not what ye are asking. Are ye able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be immersed with the immersion that I am immersed with?" And they said to Him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and the immersion with which I am immersed shall ye be immersed; but to sit on My right hand, or on My left, is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared." And the ten, hearing it, began to be much displeased with James and John. And Jesus, calling them to Him, saith to them, "Ye know that those thinking to rule over the gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them; but it is not so among you; but whosoever wishes to become great among you shall be your minister; and whosoever wishes to be first among you shall be servant of all: for even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his soul a ransom for many."


And, as some were speaking about the temple, "With what beautiful stones and offerings it has been adorned," He said, "As to these things which ye are looking upon, the days will come, in which there will not be left here a stone upon a stone, which will not be thrown down." And they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, when, therefore, will these things be, and what is the sign, when all these things are about to come to pass?" read more.
And He said, "Take heed that ye be not led astray; for many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The season has drawn near!' Go not after them. And, when ye hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not straight-way." Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be great earthquakes, and, in various places, famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. And, before all these things, they will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and governors for My name's sake. It shall result to you for a testimony. Settle it, therefore, in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to make a defense; for I will give you a mouth, and wisdom which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or gainsay. But ye will be delivered up even by parents, and brothers, and kindred, and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And ye will be hated by all for My name's sake. And a hair of your head shall in no wise perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. "But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that her desolation has drawn near. Then let those in Judaea flee into the mountains; and let those in the midst of it depart; and let not those in the country enter therein; because these are days of vengeance, that all the things written may be fulfilled. Woe to the women with child, and to those giving suck, in those days; for there will be great distress on the land, and wrath to this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led away captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by gentiles, until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled. And there will be signs in sun, and moon, and stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity for the roaring of the sea and billows; men fainting for fear and for expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then will they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. And, when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption is drawing near." And He spake a parable to them: "Behold the fig tree and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, beholding it, ye know of yourselves that already the summer is near. So also ye, when ye see these things coming to pass, know that the Kingdom of God is near. Verily I say to you, this generation will in no wise pass away, till all come to pass. The heaven and the earth will pass away; but My words shall in no wise pass away. "But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with gluttony and drunkenness, and anxieties pertaining to life, and that day come upon you suddenly as a snare; for so it will come upon all those dwelling upon the face of all the earth. But watch ye at every season, praying that ye may have full strength to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."


And after these things He appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking, going into the country; and they, going away, told it to the rest; neither did they believe them.

And, behold, two of them that very day were journeying to a village, the name of which was Emmaus, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. And they were conversing with each other concerning all these things that had happened. And it came to pass, while they were conversing and reasoning together, that Jesus Himself, drawing near, was journeying with them; read more.
but their eyes were holden that they should not recognize Him. And He said to them, "What words are these which ye are exchanging one with another, as ye walk?" And they stood still, with sad faces. And one of them, Cleopas by name, said to Him, "Art Thou only a Stranger in Jerusalem, and knowest not the things that came to pass there in these days?" And He said to them, "What things?" And they said to Him, "The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a Prophet, mighty in deed and word, before God and all the people: and how the high priests and our rulers delivered Him up to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. But we were hoping that it was He Who was about to redeem Israel; yea, indeed, and besides all these things, it is now the third day since these things came to pass. Moreover, also, certain women of our company astonished us, having been early at the tomb; and, not finding His body, they came, saying that they had seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive! And some of those with us went away to the tomb, and found it even so as the women said; but Him they saw not." And He said to them, "O inconsiderate and slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets spake! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things, and enter into His glory?" And, beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He thoroughly interpreted to them, in all the Scriptures, the things concerning Himself. And they drew near to the village whither they were going; and He acted as if He would go further. And they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us; because it is toward evening, and the day has already declined." And He went in to abide with them. And it came to pass, as He was reclining at table with them, that, taking the bread, He blessed it; and, breaking, He was giving to them; and their eyes were opened, and they clearly recognized Him; and He vanished from them. And they said one to another, "Was not our heart burning within us, as He was talking with us in the way, as He was opening the Scriptures to us!" And, rising up that same hour, they returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together, and those with them, saying, "Truly the Lord arose, and appeared to Simon." And they were narrating the things that transpired in the way, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.


And Jesus entered into the temple, and cast out all those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those selling the doves. And He saith to them, "It has been written, 'My house, shall be called a house of prayer; but ye are making it a den of robbers!'"

And, having entered into the temple, He began to cast out those who sold; saying to them, "It has been written, 'And My house shall be a house of prayer;' but ye made it a den of robbers."


But the Pharisees, hearing that He silenced the Sadducees, were collected together; and one of them, a lawyer, asked a question, tempting Him: "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" read more.
And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. A second like it is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hangs the whole law, and the prophets."

And one of the scribes, coming near, hearing them discussing together, knowing that He answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel; the Lord is our God, the Lord is One; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your mind and with all your strength.' read more.
A second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." The scribe said to Him, "Well, Teacher, Thou didst say truly that He is One, and there is not another beside Him; and to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as himself, is much more than all the whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices." And Jesus, seeing that he answered discreetly, said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." And no one any more dared to question Him.


Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the Praetorium, gathered to Him the whole band. And, having stripped Him, they put on Him a scarlet robe; and, having platted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and, kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" read more.
And, having spit on Him, they took the reed, and smote Him on the head; and, when they mocked Him, they took off the robe from Him, and put on His own garments, and led Him away to crucify Him.

And the soldiers led Him away within the court, which is the Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothe Him with purple; and, having platted a crown of thorns, they put it on Him. And they began to salute Him, "Hail King of the Jews!" read more.
And they were smiting His head with a reed, and kept spitting on Him; and, bowing their knees, they were worshiping Him! And, when they mocked Him, they took from Him the purple, and put on Him His own garments. And they lead Him out to crucify Him.


And, as Jesus returned, the multitude welcomed Him; for they were all expecting Him.

And, Jesus having crossed over in the boat again to the other side, a large multitude was gathered to Him; and He was by the sea.

And, entering into a boat, He crossed over, and came into His own city.


And, going forth thence, Jesus withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a Canaanitish woman, having come forth out of those borders, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon!" But He answered her not a word. And His disciples, coming near, were beseeching Him, saying, "Send her away; for she is crying after us!" read more.
But He, answering, said, "I was not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she, coming, was worshiping Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" And He, answering, said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the little dogs." But she said, "Yes, Lord; for even the little dogs eat of the crumbs falling from the master's table." Then Jesus, answering, said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! be it done to you as you wish." And her daughter was healed from that hour.

And, rising up, He went thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon; and, entering into a house, He wished no one to know it. And He could not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, coming, fell down at His feet. And the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she kept asking Him to cast forth the demon out of her daughter. read more.
And He said to her, "Suffer the children first to be satisfied; for it is not good to take the children's bread, and cast it to the little dogs." But she answered, and says to Him, "Yes, Lord; even the little dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs." And He said to her, "Because of this word go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter." And, going away into her own house, she found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.


Another parable He set before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven was likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field; and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares in the midst of the wheat, and went away. And, when the blade sprang up, and produced fruit, then appeared the tares also. read more.
And the servants of the house-holder, corning near, said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Whence, then, has it tares?' And he said to them, 'An enemy did this.' The servants say to him, 'Do you wish, then, that we, going, should gather them up?' He says, 'No; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. Suffer both to grow together until the harvest. And, in the season of harvest, I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them into bundles, with the view of burning them; but gather the wheat into my barn.'" Another parable He set before them, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man, having taken, sowed in his field: which, indeed, is less than all the seeds; but, when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and roost in its branches." Another parable He spake to them: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like leaven, which a woman, taking, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened." All these things Jesus spake to the multitudes in parables; and, without a parable, He was wont to speak nothing to them; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, "I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world." Then, leaving the multitudes, He went into the house; and His disciples came to Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." And, answering, He said, "He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world: and the good seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom; but the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. As, therefore, the tares are gathered up, and are burned with fire, so shall it be in the end of the age. The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of the Kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those who do iniquity; and they will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth! Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. He that has ears let him hear. "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid; and in his joy he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field. "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls; and, having found one pearl of great price, departing, he has sold all that he had, and bought it. "Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net, cast into the sea, and gathering of every kind; which, when it was filled having drawn it up again upon the beach, and sitting down, they gathered the good into vessels, but cast away the bad. So will it be at the end of the age. The angels will go forth, and will separate the wicked from the midst of the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth. "Did ye understand all these things?" They say to Him, "Yes;" and He said to them, "Therefore, every scribe, having been made a disciple to the Kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure things new and old." And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these parables, He departed thence.

And He said, "So is the Kingdom of God, as if a man should cast the seed upon the earth; and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and grow, he knows not how. The earth of itself bears fruit; first the blade, then the head, then the full grain in the head. read more.
But, when the fruit permits, straightway he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come." And He said, "How shall we liken the Kingdom of God, or in what parable shall we set it forth? It is like to a grain of mustard, which when it is sown upon the earth, though it is less than all the seeds that are upon the earth, yet, when it is sown, grows up, and becomes greater than all the herbs, and puts out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under its shadow." And with many such parables He spake the word to them, as they were able to hear it. And without a parable He spake not to them; but privately to His disciples He explained all things.


And, departing thence, Jesus came near to the sea of Galilee; and, going up into the mountain, He was sitting there. And there came to Him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and they cast them at His feet, and He healed them; so that the multitudes wondered, seeing the dumb speaking, maimed whole, and lame walking, and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

And again, going forth out of the borders of Tyre, He came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And they bring to Him one deaf, and speaking with difficulty; and they beseech Him to lay His hand upon him. And, taking him aside from the multitude privately, He put His fingers into his ears; and, spitting, He touched his tongue; read more.
and looking up to Heaven, He sighed, and saith to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking properly. And He charged them that they should tell no one; but the more He charged them, the more a great deal did they publish it. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He hath done all things well: He maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."


But He said to him, "A certain man was making a great supper, and invited many. And he sent forth his servant, at the hour of the supper, to say to those invited, 'Come; because all things are now ready.' "And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse. The first said to him, 'I bought a field, and I must go out to see it; I pray you, have me excused.' read more.
And another said, 'I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to prove them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I married a wife; and, therefore, I cannot come.' "And, coming near, the servant reported these things to his lord. Then the householder, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city; and bring in here the poor, and maimed, and blind, and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you ordered has been done, and still there is room.' And the lord said to the servant, 'Go forth into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled; for I say to you, that no one of those men who have been invited shall taste of my supper."

And Jesus, answering, again spake to them in parables, saying, "The Kingdom of Heaven was likened to a man?? king??ho made a marriage feast for his son. And he sent forth his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they were not willing to come. read more.
"Again he sent forth other servants, saying, 'Say to those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and fatlings have been slain, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.' "But they, neglecting it, went away; one, indeed, to his own farm, another to his merchandise; and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, maltreated and slew them. "And the king was enraged; and, sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he says to his servants, 'The marriage feast, indeed is ready; but those who had been invited were not worthy; go, therefore, to the outlets of the highways; and as many as ye find, invite to the marriage feast.' And the servants, going out into the highways, gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good; and the bridal-hall was filled with guests. "And he saw there a man not having on a wedding-garment; and he says to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here, not having on a wedding-garment?' And He was speechless. Then said the king to the attendants, 'Having bound his feet and hands, cast him forth into the outer darkness:' there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth! For many are called, but few chosen.'"


An evil and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign; and no sign will be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet." And, leaving them, He departed. And the disciples, coming to the other aide, forgot to take bread. And Jesus said to them, "Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." read more.
And they were deliberating among themselves, saying, "We took no bread." And Jesus, knowing it, said, "Why are ye deliberating among yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not perceive that I spake not to you concerning bread? but beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Then they understood that He did not bid them beware of the leaven of the bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

And, leaving them, He again embarked, and departed to the other side. And they forgot to take bread; and, except one loaf, they had nothing in the boat with them. And He was charging them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod." read more.
And they were reasoning one with another, "It is because we have no bread!" And perceiving it, He saith to them, "Why are ye reasoning because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive, nor understand? Have ye your heart hardened? Having eyes, do ye see not? and, having ears, do ye hear not? And, do ye not remember? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of pieces did ye take up?" They say to Him "Twelve." "And, when the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did ye take up?" And, they said, "Seven." And He said to them, "Do ye not yet understand?"


And it came to pass, when the days for receiving Him up were being completed, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem; and He sent forth messengers before His face; and, journeying onward, they entered into a village of Samaritans, so as to prepare for Him. And they did not receive Him, because His face was as if He were going to Jerusalem. read more.
And, seeing it, His disciples, James and John, said, "Lord, dost Thou wish that we bid fire come down from heaven, and consume them?" But, turning, He rebuked them. And they went on to another village. And, as they were journeying in the way, a certain one said to Him, "I will follow Thee wheresoever Thou goest." And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have dens; and the birds of the heaven lodging-places; but the Son of Man hath not where to recline His head." And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me, going away, first to bury my father." And He said, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; but, going, publish abroad the Kingdom of God." And another said, "I will follow Thee, Lord; but first permit me to bid adieu to those within my house." And Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to a plow, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God."

Now the feast of the Jews, the feast of tabernacles, was at hand. His brethren, therefore, said to Him, "Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that Thy disciples also may behold Thy works that Thou doest; for no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to he known openly. If Thou doest these things, manifest Thyself to the world." read more.
For even His brethren did not believe on Him. Jesus, therefore, saith to them, "My time is not yet present; but your time is always ready. The world cannot hate you; but Me it hates, because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil. Go ye up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because My time has not yet been fulfilled." And, having said these things to them, He abode in Galilee. But, when His brethren went up to the feast, then He also went up, not openly, but as it were in secret. The Jews, therefore, were seeking Him at the feast, and said, "Where is He?"


And the Pharisees came to Him, tempting Him, and saying, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause" And He, answering, said, "Did you not read that He Who made them from the beginning made them 'male and female,' and said, 'For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh?" read more.
so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God joined together, let not man put asunder." They say to Him, "Why, then, did Moses command to give her a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?" He saith to them, "Moses, in view of the hardness of your heart, permitted you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it has not been so. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, commits adultery." The disciples say to Him, "If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry." But He said to them, "Not all can receive this saying, but those to whom it has been given; for there are eunuchs who were so born from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it."

And the Pharisees, corning to Him, were asking Him, "Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife!" tempting Him. And He, answering, said to them, "What did Moses command you?" And they said, "Moses permitted to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away." read more.
But Jesus said to them, "Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of the creation, 'Male and female made He them.' For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, [and shall cleave to his wife], and the two shall become one flesh; so that they are no more two, but one flesh. What, therefore, God joined together, let not man put asunder." And in the house the disciples asked Him again concerning this. And He saith to them, "Whosoever puts away his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her; and, if she herself, having put away her husband, marries another, she commits adultery."


But Jesus, knowing it, withdrew thence; and many followed Him, and He healed them all. And He charged them, that they should not make Him known; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, read more.
"Behold, My servant Whom I chose, My Beloved, in Whom My soul delighted. I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will declare judgment to the gentiles. He will not strive, nor cry aloud; nor will any one hear His voice in the streets: A bruised reed will He not break, and a smoking flax will He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory; And in His name will the gentiles hope."

And Jesus with His disciples withdrew to the sea; and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him; and from Judaea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond the Jordan, and about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what things He was doing, came to Him. And He spake to His disciples, that a little boat should wait, on Him, lest they should throng Him; read more.
for He had healed many, so that as many as had plagues pressed upon Him, that they might touch Him. And the unclean spirits, whensoever they were beholding Him, were falling down before Him, and crying, saying, "Thou art the Son of God." And He was charging them much, that they should not make Him manifest.


And, having left Nazareth, having come, He dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the borders of Zebulon and Naphtali; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, "Land of Zebulon and land of Naphtali, by way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations: read more.
The people that were sitting in darkness saw a great Light; and to those sitting in a region and shadow of death Light arose."

And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and He went, according to His custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. And there was given to Him a book of the prophet Isaiah; and, opening the book, He found the place where it had been written, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; because He anointed Me to publish good tidings to the poor; He hath sent Me to proclaim release to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to send away the crushed in freedom. read more.
to proclaim an acceptable year of the Lord." And, having closed the book. He gave it back to the attendant, and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on Him. And He began to say to them, "To-day has this Scripture been fulfilled in your ears." And all were bearing witness to Him, and were wondering at the words of grace which proceeded out of His mouth; and they said, "Is not this Joseph's Son?" And He said to them, "Ye will doubtless say to Me this parable, 'Physician, heal Thyself: whatsoever we heard of as done in Capernaum, do also here in Thy own country.'" And He said, "Verily I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country. But of a truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine upon all the land; and to no one of them was Elijah sent, except to Zarephath in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. "And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and no one of them was cleansed, except Naaman, the Syrian." And all in the synagogue were filled with wrath, on hearing these things; and, rising up, they cast Him forth out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, to throw Him down headlong; but He, passing through their midst, was going His way. And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and He was teaching them on the sabbath;


And John, having heard, in the prison, of the works of the Christ, sending by his disciples, said to Him, "Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to look for another?" And Jesus, answering, said to them, "Having gone, report to John what ye are hearing and seeing: read more.
the blind receive sight, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have the Gospel proclaimed to them. And happy is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in Me." And, as these were going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? a man in soft raiment; Behold, those wearing soft raiment are in kings' houses. But why did ye go out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. This is he of whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, who shall prepare Thy way before Thee.' "Verily I say to you, there has not arisen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Immerser; yet he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he. And from the time of John the Immerser until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is taken by storm, and violent men seize upon it; for all the prophets and the law prophesied until John; and, if ye are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is about to come. He that has ears let him hear. "But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, who, calling to the others, say, 'We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not lament.' For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold, a man gluttonous and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners.' And wisdom was justified by her works."

And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. And, calling to him two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, "Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to expect another?" And, coming near to Him, the men said, "John, the Immerser, sent us to Thee, saying, 'Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to expect another?'" read more.
In that hour He cured many of diseases, and plagues, and evil spirits; and to many blind He bestowed sight. And, answering, He said to them, "Going your way, announce to John what ye saw and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the Gospel proclaimed to them. And happy is he, whosoever shall find no cause of stumbling in Me." And, the messengers of John having gone away, He began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye forth into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye forth to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those clothed in splendid apparel, and living in luxury, are in kingly courts! But what went ye forth to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. This is he concerning whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send forth My messenger before Thy face, who will prepare Thy way before Thee.' I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he." And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John. But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been immersed by him. "To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, who say, 'We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not weep.' For John, the Immerser, has come, neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man has come, eating and drinking; and ye say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a wine-drinker, a Friend of tax-collectors and sinners!' And Wisdom was justified by all her children."


After these things came Jesus and His disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He was tarrying with them, and immersing.

(although Jesus Himself did not immerse, but His disciples),


And He, lifting up His eyes on His disciples, said, "Happy, ye poor; because yours is the Kingdom of God. "Happy, ye who are hungering now; because ye will be filled. "Happy, ye who are weeping now; because ye shall laugh. "Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from themselves, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. read more.
"Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for, behold, your reward is great in Heaven; for, after the same manner, were their fathers wont to do to the prophets. "But woe to you that are rich! because ye are receiving your consolation! "Woe to you who are filled now; because ye shall hunger! "Woe to you who are laughing now; because ye shall mourn and weep! "Woe to you when all men speak well of you; for in this same manner were their fathers wont to do to the false prophets. "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies; do good to those who hate you; bless those who curse you; pray for those who revile you. "To him who smites you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, withhold not your coat also. "Give to every one who asks of you; and of him who takes away your goods, ask them not back. "And as ye wish that men should do to you, do ye also to them in like manner. "And, if ye love those who love you, what charm have you? for even the sinners love those who love them. "And, if ye do good to those who do good to you, what charm have you? even the sinners do the same. "And, if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what charm have you? even the sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive back as much. "But love your enemies; and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and ye will be sons of the Most High; because He is kind to the unthankful and evil. "Be ye merciful, even as your Father is merciful. "And judge not, and ye shall not be judged; and condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned. "Release, and ye shall be released. "Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will they give into your bosom; for with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." And He spake also a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above the teacher; but every one, when perfected, shall be as his teacher. "And why do you behold the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the beam that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, suffer me to cast out the mote that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the beam in your own eye? Hypocrite! cast first the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to cast out the mote that is in your brother's eye. "For there is no good tree that bears corrupt fruit; nor again a corrupt tree that bears good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit; for they do not gather figs of thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and the evil, out of the evil treasure brings forth that which is evil; for out of the abundance of the heart does his mouth speak. "But why do ye call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not the things that I say? "Every one who comes to Me, and hears My words, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; and, a flood coming, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it; because it was well built. But he who heard and did not, is like a man who built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream broke, and straightway it collapsed; and the ruin of that house was great."


And John, answering, said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us." And Jesus said to him, "Forbid him not: for he who is not against you is for you."

John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in Thy name; and we forbade him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall exercise power in My name, and be able quickly to speak evil of Me;


And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath, going into the synagogue, He was teaching. And they were astonished at His teaching; for He was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes. And straight-way there was in the synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, read more.
saying, "What is there to us and Thee, Jesus, Nazarene? didst Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee Who Thou art, the Holy One of God." And Jesus rebuked it, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him." And the unclean spirit, having convulsed him, and having cried with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? A new teaching! With authority He commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him!" And the report of Him went out straightway everywhere into the whole region of Galilee round about.

And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and He was teaching them on the sabbath; and they were astonished at His teaching, because His word was with authority. And in the synagogue there was a man having a spirit of an unclean demon; and he cried out with a loud voice, read more.
"Ha! what is there to us and to Thee, Jesus, Nazarene! Didst Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee, Who Thou art, the Holy One of God!" And Jesus rebuked it, saying, "Be silent, and come out from him." And the demon, hurling him into the midst, came out from him, having injured him naught. And amazement came upon all; and they were talking together, one with another, saying, "What is this word, that with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out!" And there was going forth a report concerning Him into every place of the region round about.


And He went away again beyond the Jordan unto the place where John was at first immersing; and there He abode. And many came to Him, and said, "John, indeed, did no sign, but all things, whatsoever John spake concerning this Man, were true." And many believed on Him there.

The sisters, therefore, sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick." And Jesus, hearing it, said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it. Now Jesus was loving Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. read more.
When, therefore, He heard that he was sick, He then abode two days in the place where He was. Then, after this, He saith to the disciples, "Let us go into Judaea again." The disciples say to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone Thee; and art Thou going there again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world; but, if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." These things He spake; and after this He saith to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going to awake him out of sleep." The disciples, therefore, said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover!" Now Jesus had spoken concerning his death; but they thought He spake of taking rest in sleep. Then, therefore, Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus died. And I am glad, for your sakes, (in order that ye may believe), that I was not there. But let us go to him." Thomas, who is called Dydimus, said, therefore, to His fellow-disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him."


Then there come to Jesus, from Jerusalem, Pharisees and scribes, saying, "Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands, when they eat bread!" And He, answering, said to them, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? read more.
For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die,' But ye say, 'Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That by which you might be profited by me is an offering,' shall in no wise honor his father; and ye made void the word of God because of your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 'This people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'" And, having called the multitude near, He said to them, "Hear, and understand: Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth??his defiles the man." Then, His disciples, coming near, say to Him, "Knowest Thou that the Pharisees, having heard the saying, were made to stumble?" But He, answering, said, "Every plant which My Heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides; and if a blind man be guiding a blind man, both will fall into a pit." And Peter, answering, said to Him, "Explain to us the parable." And He said, "Are ye also even yet without understanding? Do ye not perceive that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast forth into the drain? But the things that proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and these defile the man. For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witnessings, blasphemies: these are the things which defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

And there gather together to Him the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem, and saw that some of His disciples ate bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands thoroughly, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; read more.
and, coming from the marketplace, unless they immerse themselves, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they received to hold; as, immersion of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels. And the Pharisees and the scribes ask Him, "Why do not Thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?" And He said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, This people honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. Having left the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men." And He said to them, "Well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may hold your tradition! For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.' But ye say, 'If a man say to his father or mother, That wherewith you might be profited by me is Corban,' that is, 'an offering to God,' ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father or his mother; making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye handed down; and many such things ye do." And, again calling the multitude, He said to them, "Hear Me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that, entering into him, can defile him; but the things proceeding out of the man are those that defile the man." OMITTED TEXT. And, when He entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. And He saith to them, "Are ye too thus without understanding? Do ye not perceive that nothing, entering into a man from without, can defile him; because it goes not into his heart, but into the belly, and passes out into the drain?" This He said, making all foods clean. And He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, covetings, wickednesses, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man."


And the Pharisees and Sadducees, coming near, tempting Him, asked Him to show them a sign from the heaven; and He, answering, said to them, "When it is evening, ye say, 'It will be fair, for the heaven is red;' and in the morning, 'Today, a tempest; for red is the overcast heaven.' The face of the heaven, indeed, ye know how to discern, but the signs of the times ye can not discern. read more.
An evil and adulterous generation is seeking after a sign; and no sign will be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet." And, leaving them, He departed.

And straightway, entering into the boat with His disciples, He came into the parts of Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came out, and began to discuss with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, tempting Him. And, sighing deeply in His spirit, He saith, "Why does this generation seek a sign? verily I say to you, there shall no sign be given to this generation."



And, when He came near, seeing the city, He wept over it, saying, "If you knew, in this your day??ven you??he things pertaining to peace! but just now were they hid from your eyes! Because the days will come upon you, when your enemies will cast a rampart about you, and compass you round, and hem you in on all sides; read more.
and they will dash you to the ground, and your children within you; and shall not leave in you a stone upon a stone; because you knew not the season of your visitation."


And Jesus, having called His disciples near, said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest haply they faint in the way." And His disciples say to Him, "Whence should we, in a wilderness, have so many loaves as to satisfy so great a multitude?" And Jesus saith to them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fishes." read more.
And, having commanded the multitude to recline on the ground, He took the seven loaves and the fishes; giving thanks, He broke, and was giving to the disciples; and the disciples to the multitudes. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up what was over of the pieces seven baskets full; and those eating were four thousand men, besides women and children. And, dismissing the multitudes, He went up into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had nothing to eat, He called to Him His disciples and saith to them, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and, if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; and some of them are from afar." read more.
And His disciples answered Him, "Whence will any one be able to satisfy these men with bread, here in a desert place?" And He asked them, "how many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven." And He commandeth the multitude to sit down on the ground; and, taking the seven loaves, having given thanks, He broke, and was giving to the disciples, to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. And they had a few small fishes; and, having blessed them, He commanded to set these also before them. And they ate, and were satisfied; and they took up, of the pieces that remained over, seven baskets. And they were about four thousand; and He sent them away.


And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these parables, He departed thence. And, coming into His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Whence hath this Man this wisdom, and the mighty works? Is not This the carpenter's Son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? read more.
And His sisters, are they not all with us? Whence, then, hath this Man all these things?" And they were finding in Him occasion to stumble. And Jesus said to them "a prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and in his own house." And He did not perform many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

And He went forth thence, and cometh into His own country; and His disciples follow Him. And, when the sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many, hearing Him, were astonished, saying, "Whence hath this Man these things?" And, "What is the wisdom which is given to This Man?" And, "Such mighty works are wrought by His hands!" "Is not This the Carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not His sisters here with us?" And they were finding occasion of stumbling in Him. read more.
And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house." And He could there do no mighty work, except that, laying His hands on a few sick people, He healed them. And He marvelled because of their unbelief. And He was going round about the villages, teaching.


A book of the lineage of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brothers; and Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar; and Pharez begat Hezrom; and Hezrom begat Aram; read more.
and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; and Jesse begat David, the king; and David begat Solomon, of the wife of Uriah; and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa; and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah; and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah; and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah; and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brothers upon the removal to Babylon; and, after the removal to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel; and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; and Eliud begat Eleazer; and Eleazer begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called Christ. All the generations, therefore, from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the removal to Babylon, fourteen; and from the removal to Babylon to the Christ, fourteen generations.

And Jesus Himself, when beginning His ministry, was about thirty years old, being, as was supposed, the Son of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, read more.
the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Jesus, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Symeon, the son of Judas, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.


After He finished all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, being ill, was about to die. And, having heard about Jesus, he sent to Him elders of the Jews, asking Him, that, having come, He would thoroughly save his servant. read more.
And they, coming to Jesus, were earnestly beseeching Him, saying, "He is worthy for whom Thou shalt do this; for he loves our nation, and he built the synagogue for us." And Jesus was going with them. And now, when He was not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, trouble not Thyself; for I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof. Wherefore, neither thought I myself worthy to come to Thee; but speak with a word, and let my boy be healed; for I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under myself; 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, hearing these things, Jesus marvelled at him; and, turning, He said to the multitude following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel did I find such faith!" And those who were sent, having returned to the house, found the servant well.

And, when He entered into Capernaum, there came to Him a centurion, beseeching Him. and saying, "Lord, my boy has been prostrated in my house, a paralytic, fearfully afflicted." And He saith to him, "Having gone, I will heal him." read more.
And the centurion, answering, said, "Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest enter under my roof, but only speak in a word, and my boy shall be healed; for I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers; 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 Jesus, hearing it, wondered, and said to those following Him, "Verily I say to you, with no one in Israel did I find such faith. And I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the Kingdom of Heaven; but the sons of the Kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth." And Jesus said to the centurion, "Go your way; as you believed, be it done to you." And the boy was healed in that hour.


And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus appointed them;

After these things Jesus manifested Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and He manifested Himself in this manner. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples.


And Jesus said, "For judgment came I into the world; that those who see not may see, and that those who see may become blind." Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and said to Him, "Are we also blind?" Jesus said to them, "If ye were blind, ye would have no sin; but now ye say, 'We see,' your sin abides."

"Verily, verily, I say to you, he that enters not through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he that enters through the door is shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. read more.
When he drives out all his own, he goes on before them, and the sheep follow him; because they know his voice. But a stranger they will in no wise follow, but will flee from him; because they know not the voice of strangers." This parable spake Jesus to them; but they understood not what things they were which He spake to them. Jesus, therefore, said to them again, "Verily, verily, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door; through Me if any one enter, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came, that they may have life, and that they may have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his soul for the sheep. The hireling, who also is not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees (and the wolf seizes them, and scatters them); because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep. I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me, even as the Father knoweth Me, and I know the Father; and I lay down My soul for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and they shall become one flock, one Shepherd. On this account My Father loveth Me, because I lay down My soul, 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 received from My Father. There arose again a division among the Jews because of these words. And many of them said, "He hath a demon, and is mad; why do ye hear Him?" Others said, "These are not the sayings of a demoniac. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"


After that He appeared to James, then to all the apostles;

to whom He also presented Himself alive, after He suffered, by many proofs; being seen by them during forty days, and speaking the things concerning the Kingdom of God. And, being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which said He, "Ye heard from Me; because John, indeed, immersed in water, but ye shall be immersed in the Holy Spirit, not many days hence." read more.
They, therefore, having come together, were asking Him, saying, "Lord, dost Thou at this time restore the Kingdom to Israel?" He said to them, "It is not yours to know times or seasons, which the Father placed in His own authority; but ye shall receive power, the Holy Spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and Samaria, and to the utmost limit of the earth."


and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve,

saying, "Truly the Lord arose, and appeared to Simon."


And He said also to His disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a steward, and the same was accused to him as squandering his goods. And, calling him, he said to him, 'What is this I hear of you? Render the account of your stewardship; for you can be no longer steward.' And the steward said in himself, 'What shall I do? because my lord takes away the stewardship from me! To dig, I have not strength; to beg, I am ashamed! read more.
I resolved what to do; that, when I am removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.' And, calling to him each one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first, 'How much do you owe my lord?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your accounts, and, sitting down, quickly write, Fifty.' After that he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He says to him, 'Take your accounts, and write, Four score.' And the lord praised the steward of unrighteousness, because he acted prudently; because the sons of this age are more prudent toward their own generation, than the sons of light. And I say to you, make to yourselves friends out of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when it fails, they may receive you into everlasting tabernacles. He that is faithful in the least is faithful also in much; he that is unrighteous in the least is unrighteous in much. If, therefore, ye were not faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? And, if ye were not faithful in that which is another's, who will give to you your own? No domestic can serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to one, and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and mammon."



But, it being now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and was teaching. The Jews, therefore, were marveling, saying, "How knoweth This Man letters, having never learned!" Jesus, therefore, answered them, and said, "My teaching is not Mine, but His Who sent Me. read more.
If any one wills to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself. He that speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He Who seeketh the glory of Him Who sent Him the Same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. Did not Moses give you the law? and not one of you does the law. Why are ye seeking to kill Me?" The multitude answered, "Thou hast a demon: who is seeking to kill you!" Jesus answered, and said to them, "I did one work, and ye all marvel because of this. Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. If a man receives circumcision on a sabbath, that the law of Moses be not broken, are ye angry with Me, because I made a whole man well on the sabbath? Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment." Some, therefore, of those of Jerusalem said, "Is not This He Whom they are seeking to kill? And, behold, He is speaking openly, and they say nothing to Him! Did the rulers ever truly know that This is the Christ? But as to This Man we know whence He is; but, when the Christ cometh, no one knows whence He is." Jesus, therefore, cried in the temple, teaching and saying, "Ye both know Me, and know whence I am; and I have not come of Myself; but He Who sent Me is true, Whom ye know not. I know Him; because I am from Him, and He sent Me." They were seeking, therefore, to seize Him; and no one laid his hand upon Him, because His hour had not yet come. But of the multitude many believed on Him, and said, "When the Christ shall come, will He do more signs than those which This Man did?" The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning Him; and the high priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him. Jesus, therefore, said, "Yet a little while am I with you, and I go to Him Who sent Me. Ye will seek Me, and will not find Me; and, where I am, ye cannot come." The Jews, therefore, said among themselves, "Where is This Man about to go, that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? What is this word that He said, 'Ye will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, ye cannot come?'" Now, on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood, and cried, saying, "If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink. He that believes on Me, as the Scripture said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water." But this He spake concerning the Spirit, Whom those who believed on Him were about to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Some of the multitude, therefore, having heard these words, said, "Truly This is the Prophet;" others said, "This is the Christ;" but some said, "What? doth the Christ come out of Nazareth?" Did not the Scriptures say, that the Christ cometh of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" A division, therefore, arose in the multitude because of Him. And some of them were wishing to seize Him; but no one laid hands on Him. The officers, therefore, came to the high priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, "Why did ye not bring Him?" The officers answered, "Never did man speak thus!" The Pharisees; therefore, answered them, "Have ye also been led astray? Did any one of the rulers believe on Him, or of the Pharisees? But this multitude, who know not the law, are accursed." Nicodemus says to them (he who came to Him before, being one of them), "Does our law judge a man, unless it first hear from him, and know what he does?" They answered, and said to him, "Are you also of Galilee? Search, and see that out of Galilee arises no prophet." [And each one went to his house;


The high priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? because This Man is doing many signs. If we let Him thus alone, all will believe on Him; and the Romans will come, and take away both our place and our nation. But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said, "Ye know nothing at all; read more.
nor do ye consider that it is expedient for you, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not." And this he said not of himself; but, being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for that nation; and not for that nation only, but that He might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad. From that day, therefore, they took counsel, that they might put Him to death. Jesus, therefore, was no longer openly walking about among the Jews; but He went away thence into the country near to the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there He abode with the disciples.


And, after eight days, again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace be to you!" Then He saith to Thomas, "Reach hither your finger, and see My hands; and reach hither your hand, and press it into My side; and be not faithless, but believing." Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" read more.
Jesus saith to him, "Because you have seen Me, you believe: happy are those who did not see, and yet believed."


Then occurred the feast of dedication in Jerusalem; and it was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon's porch. The Jews, therefore, came round about Him, and said to Him, "How long dost Thou hold us in suspense? If Thou art the Christ, tell us plainly." read more.
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and ye did not believe: the works that I do in My Father's name, these testify concerning Me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, nor shall any one snatch them out of My hand. My Father, Who hath given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are One." The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "Many good works did I show you from My Father; for which of those works do ye stone Me?" The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we stone Thee not, but for blasphemy, and because, Thou, being a Man, makest Thyself God!" Jesus answered them, "Has it not been written in your law, 'I said, ye are gods?' If He called them gods to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), say ye of Him Whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest, 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 them, even though ye believe not Me, believe the works; that ye may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father." They were seeking, therefore, again to seize Him; and He went forth out of their hands.


But, though He had done so many signs before them, they were not believing on Him; that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which He spake, "Lord, who believed our report, and to whom was the arm of the Lord revealed?" On this account they could not believe, because Isaiah said again, read more.
"He hath blinded their eyes, and He hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I should heal them." These things Isaiah said, because he saw His glory; and he spake of Him. Yet, however, even from among the rulers, many believed on Him; but, because of the Pharisees, they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory of men, rather than the glory of God. And Jesus cried, and said, "He who believes on Me, believes not on Me, but on Him Who sent Me; and he that beholds Me, beholds Him Who sent Me. I have come a light into the world, that every one who believes on Me may not abide in the darkness. And, if any one hears My words, and keeps them not, I do not judge him; for I came, not to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and receives not My words, has one that judges him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I spake not from Myself; but the Father, Who sent Me, Himself hath given Me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is life eternal. What things, therefore, I speak, even as My Father hath told Me, so I speak."


And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus appointed them; and seeing Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. And Jesus, coming near, spake to them, saying, "All authority was given to Me in Heaven and on earth: read more.
going, therefore, disciple ye all the nations, immersing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you; and, behold, 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 is coming, He answered them, and said, "The Kingdom of God comes not with observation; nor will they say, 'Lo, here!' or, 'Lo, there!' for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you." And He said to the disciples, "There will come days, when ye will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye will not see it. read more.
And they will say to you, 'Lo, there!' or "Lo, here!' go not away, nor follow after them. For, as the lightning, flashing out of one part under heaven, shines to the other part under heaven; so shall be the Son of Man. But first He must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation. "And, as it happened in the days of Noah, so will it be also in the days of the Son of Man: they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, until the day on which Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise, also, as it happened in the days of Lot; they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day on which Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: after the same manner shall it be in the day the Son of Man is revealed. "In that day let him who shall be on the housetop and his goods in the house not come down to take them away: and let him who is in the field likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to gain his soul shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose it, will preserve it. I say to you, in that night there will be two men on one bed; the one will be taken, and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding together; the one will be taken, and the other will be left." OMITTED TEXT. And, answering, they say to Him, "Where, Lord?" and He said to them, "Where the body is, there will the eagles also be gathered together."


"And, when the Son of man cometh in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit on the throne of His glory; and there will be gathered before Him all the nations; and He will separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will set the sheep, indeed, on His right hand, but the goats on the left. read more.
"Then will the King say to those on His right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of My Father! inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world: for I hungered, and ye gave Me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me in; naked, and ye clothed Me; I was sick, and ye looked after Me; I was in prison, and ye came to Me.' "Then will the righteous answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see Thee hungering, and fed Thee? or thirsting, and gave Thee drink? And when did we see Thee a stranger, and took Thee in; or naked, and clothed Thee? And, when did we see Thee sick, or in prison, and came to Thee?' "And, answering, the King will say to them, 'Verily I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it to one of My brethren, even the least, ye did it to Me.' Then will He say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, ye accursed! into the eternal fire which was prepared for the Devil and his angels; for I hungered, and ye did not give Me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave Me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in; naked, and ye did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and ye did not look after Me.' "Then will they also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see Thee hungering, or thirsting, 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 ye did it not to one of these least, ye did it not to Me!' "And these shall go away into age-lasting punishment, but the righteous into age-lasting life."


Now there were journeying with Him great multitudes; and, turning, He said to them, "If any one comes to Me, and hates not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and, further, his own soul also, he cannot be My disciple. And whosoever does not bear his own cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple. read more.
For who of you, wishing to build a tower, does not, first, sitting down, calculate the expense, whether he has enough for its completion? lest, perhaps, having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish it, all who behold begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish!' "Or what king, going on to engage another king in war, does not, sitting down, first take counsel, whether he is able, with ten thousand, to meet him who is coming against him with twenty thousand? And, if not by any means, while he is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he asks conditions of peace. "So, therefore, every one of you who does not renounce all his own goods, cannot be My disciple. Salt, therefore, is good; but if even the salt become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned? It is fit neither for the land nor for manure: they throw it without. He that has ears to hear, let him hear!"


Now, as they were going on their way, He entered into a certain village; and a certain woman, Martha by name, received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who, also seated at the Lord's feet, was hearing His word. But Martha was being distracted about much serving; and, coming up suddenly, she said, "Lord, carest Thou not that my sister left me to serve alone? Speak to her, therefore, that she assist me!" read more.
But the Lord, answering, said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things; but of one thing there is need; for Mary chose the good part, which, indeed, shall not be taken away from her."


"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man, Lazarus by name, had been laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs falling from the rich man's table; yea, even the dogs, coming, were licking his sores. read more.
And it came to pass that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died, and was buried; and in Hades, lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And, crying, he 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; because I am in anguish in this flame!' But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that, in your lifetime, you received in full your good things, and Lazarus, likewise, evil things; but now here he is comforted, and you are in anguish. And, in all these things, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed; so that those wishing to cross from hence to you cannot; nor do they pass from thence to us.' And he said, 'I pray you, therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house; for I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' But Abraham says, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' But he said, 'Nay, father Abraham; but, if one go to them from the dead, they will repent.' But he said to him, 'If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, if one rose from the dead.'"


And it came to pass, when He was journeying to Jerusalem, that He was passing through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And, as He was entering into a certain village, there met Him ten leprous men, who stood afar off; and they lifted up their voice, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" read more.
And, when He saw them, He said to them, "Going your way, show yourselves to the priests." And it came to pass that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, seeing that he was cleansed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice, and fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him; and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus, answering, said, "Were not the ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Were none found, returning to give glory to God, except this stranger?" And He said to him, "Arising, go on your way; your faith has made you whole."


Now, as He spake, a Pharisee asks Him to dine with him; and, entering, He reclined at table. And the Pharisee, seeing it, marvelled that He was not first immersed before breakfast. But the Lord said to him, "Now ye, the Pharisees, cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish; but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness. read more.
Senseless ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? But give as alms the things within; and, behold, all things are clean to you. "But woe to you Pharisees! because ye tithe the mint, and the rue, and every herb; but ye pass by judgment and the love of God. Now these things it was needful to do, and not to leave those undone. "Woe to you Pharisees! because ye love the first seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in the marketplaces! Woe to you! because ye are as the unobserved tombs; and the men, walking over them, know it not." And one of the lawyers, answering, says to Him, "Teacher, in saying these things, Thou insultest us also!" And He said, "Woe to you lawyers, also! because ye burden men with burdens hard to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers! "Woe to you! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Consequently, ye are witnesses, and consent to the works of your fathers; because they, indeed, killed them, and ye build their tombs. On this account also the wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them will they slay, and some will they persecute; that the blood of all the prophets, which has been shed from the founding of the world, may be required of this generation??51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah who perished between the altar and the house??ea, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.' "Woe to you lawyers; because ye took away the Key of Knowledge; ye yourselves entered not in, and those who were entering ye hindered." And, when He went forth thence, the scribes and Pharisees began vehemently to press upon Him, and to urge Him to speak concerning many things; lying in wait for Him, to catch something out of His mouth.


And the passover of the Jews was near; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting. And, having made a scourge of cords, He drove all out of the temple, both the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; read more.
and to those selling doves, He said, "Take these things hence! make not My Father's house a house of merchandise!" His disciples remembered that it had been written, "Zeal for Thy house will eat Me up," The Jews, therefore, answered and said to Him, "What sign dost Thou show to us, seeing that Thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews, therefore, said, "In forty-six years this temple was built, and wilt Thou raise it up in three days?" But He was speaking about the temple of His body. When, therefore, He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture, and the word that Jesus spake. And, when He was in Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on His name, beholding His signs which He was doing. But Jesus did not trust Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that any one should testify concerning man; for He Himself knew what was in man,


He came, therefore, again into Cana of Galilee, where He made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. This man, having heard that Jesus had come out of Judaea into Galilee, went to Him, and was asking Him, that He would come down, and heal his son, for he was about to die. Jesus, therefore, said to him, "Unless ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." read more.
The nobleman says to Him, "Sir, Come down, before my child die!" Jesus saith to him, "Go your way; your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spake to him, and went his way. And, as he was now going down, his servants met him, saying, that his son was living. He inquired of them, therefore, the hour when he began to mend. They said, therefore, to him, "Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him." The father, therefore, knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives;" and he himself believed, and his whole house. This again is a second sign that Jesus did, after having come out of Judaea into Galilee.


And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy name!" And He said to them, "I was beholding Satan fallen as lightning out of the heavens. Behold, I have given you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall in any wise harm you. read more.
Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice, because your names have been written in Heaven." In that same hour He exulted in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank Thee, O Father Lord of Heaven and earth, because Thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and didst reveal them to babes: yea, Father, because it was well-pleasing in Thy sight. "All things were delivered up 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 whomsoever the Son purposeth to reveal Him." And, turning to the disciples, He said, privately, "Happy the eyes that behold what ye are beholding! for I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what ye are beholding, and did not see them; and to hear what ye are hearing, and heard them not."


And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent forth priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, "Who are you?" And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, "I am not the Christ." And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" And he says, "I am not." "Are you the prophet?" And he answered, "No." read more.
They said therefore, to him, "Who are you? that we may give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say concerning yourself?" He said, "'I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord,'" as said Isaiah the prophet. And they had been sent from among 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: in your midst standeth One Whom ye know not??27 the One coming after me, the latchet of Whose sandal I am not worthy to unloose." These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was immersing. On the morrow he sees Jesus coming to him, and he says, "Behold, the Lamb of God Who taketh away the sin of the world! This is He of Whom I said, 'After me cometh a Man Who hath become before me, because He was before me.' And I knew Him not; but, that He might be manifested to Israel, for this cause I came immersing in water." And John testified, saying, "I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of Heaven, and He abode upon Him. And I knew Him not; but He who sent me to immerse in water, He said to me, 'Upon Whomsoever you shall see the Spirit descending and abiding on Him, the Same is He Who immerseth in the Holy Spirit.' And I have seen, and have testified, that This is the Son of God."


And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the high priests and the scribes and the chief men of the people were seeking to destroy Him; and they were not finding anything they could do; for the people were all hanging upon Him, listening.


Now a certain one was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister Martha. And it was the Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. The sisters, therefore, sent to Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick." read more.
And Jesus, hearing it, said, "This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it. Now Jesus was loving Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When, therefore, He heard that he was sick, He then abode two days in the place where He was. Then, after this, He saith to the disciples, "Let us go into Judaea again." The disciples say to Him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone Thee; and art Thou going there again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world; but, if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." These things He spake; and after this He saith to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going to awake him out of sleep." The disciples, therefore, said to Him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover!" Now Jesus had spoken concerning his death; but they thought He spake of taking rest in sleep. Then, therefore, Jesus said to them plainly, "Lazarus died. And I am glad, for your sakes, (in order that ye may believe), that I was not there. But let us go to him." Thomas, who is called Dydimus, said, therefore, to His fellow-disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him." Jesus, therefore, having come, found that he had already been four days in the tomb. Now Bethany was near to Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs distant. And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Martha, therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, met Him; but Mary was sitting in the house. Martha, therefore, said to Jesus, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died; and now I know that, whatsoever Thou shalt ask of God, God will give Thee." Jesus saith to her, "Your brother shall rise again." Martha says to Him, "I know that he will rise again, 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 die, yet shall he live; and whosoever lives and believes on Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" She says to Him, "Yea, Lord; I have believed that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, He Who was to come into the world." And, saying this, she went away, and called Mary her sister privately, saying, "The Teacher is present, and calleth for you." And she, when she heard it, arose quickly, and went to Him. (Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him.) The Jews, therefore, who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, seeing Mary, that she rose up quickly and went out, followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb, to weep there. Mary, therefore, when she came where Jesus was, seeing Him, fell at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died." Jesus, therefore, when He saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with her, groaned in the spirit, and troubled Himself; and He said, "Where have ye laid Him?" They say to Him, "Lord, come and see." Jesus wept. The Jews, therefore, said, "Behold, how He was loving him! And some of them said, "Could not This Man, Who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not die?" Jesus, therefore, again groaning in Himself, cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying on it. Jesus saith, "Take ye away the stone." The sister of the deceased, Martha, says to Him, "Lord, already he is decaying; for he has been dead four days." Jesus saith to her, "Did I not say to you that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God?" So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank Thee, because Thou didst hear Me. And I knew that Thou always hearest Me; but, because of the multitude standing around, I said it, that they may believe that Thou didst send Me." And, having spoken these words, He cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth!" He that was dead came forth, bound feet and hands with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith to them, "Loose him, and let him go." Many, therefore, of the Jews who came to Mary and beheld what He did, believed on Him; but some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what Jesus did.


And, when they came into Capernaum, those receiving the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, "Doth not your Teacher pay the half-shekel?" He says, "Yes." And Jesus anticipated him as he came into the house, saying, "What do you think, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom do they receive tax or tribute? from their sons, or from the aliens?" And, when he said, "From the aliens," Jesus said to him, "Consequently the sons are free; read more.
but, that we may not cause them to stumble; having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the fish first coming up; and, opening its mouth, you will find a shekel; taking that, give it to them for Me and you."


And, as they were hearing these things, adding, He spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and they supposed that the Kingdom of God was about immediately to appear. He said, therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And, calling ten servants of his, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.' read more.
But his citizens were hating him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not wish this man to be king over us.' And it came to pass, when he came back, having received the kingdom, that he commanded the servants to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they accomplished in business. "And the first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound gained ten pounds.' And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.' And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your pound gained five pounds.' And he said also to this man, 'Be thou also over five cities.' And the other came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your pound which I had lying away in a napkin; for I feared you, because you are a harsh man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.' He says to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, O evil servant! You knew that I am a harsh man, taking up what I did not lay down, and reaping where I did not sow; and wherefore did you not put my money in bank; and I, at my coming, would have exacted it with interest.' And he said to those standing by, 'Take away from him the pound, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' And they said, 'Lord, he has ten pounds.' 'I say to you that to every one who has shall be given; but from him who has not shall be taken away even that which he has. But, these my enemies, who did not wish me to be king over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.'" And, having said these things, He was journeying on before, going up to Jerusalem.


Then He began to upbraid the cities in which were done most of His mighty works, because they did not repent. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! because, if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes; nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. read more.
"And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to Heaven? You shall go down to Hades; because, if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. Nevertheless, I say to you, that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you!" At that season Jesus, answering, said, "I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, because Thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and didst reveal them to babes. Yea, Father, because so it was well-pleasing before Thee! "All things were delivered to Me by My Father; and no one fully knows the Son except the Father; neither does any one fully know the Father except the Son, and he to whom the Son willeth to reveal Him. "Come to me, all ye who are laboring and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; because I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls; for My yoke is easy, and My burden light."


Now, before the feast of the passover, Jesus, knowing that His hour came that He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And, supper being in progress, the Devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him, knowing that the Father gave all things into His hands, and that He came forth from God, and was going to God, read more.
He riseth from the supper, and layeth aside His garments; and, taking a towel, He girded Himself. Then He poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. He cometh, therefore, to Simon Peter. He says to Him, "Lord, dost Thou wash my feet?" Jesus answered, and said to him, "What I am doing you know not now; but you shall know hereafter." Peter says to Him, "Thou shalt never wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I wash you not, you have no part with Me." Simon Peter says to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head." Jesus saith to him, "He who has bathed has no need, except to wash his feet, but is wholly clean; and ye are clean, but not all;" for He knew him who would betray Him; on this account, He said, "Ye are not all clean." When, therefore, He washed their feet, and took His garments, and reclined again, He said to them, "Do ye know what I have done to you? Ye call Me 'The Teacher,' and 'The Lord;' and ye say well; for so I am. If, therefore, I, 'The Lord,' and 'The Teacher,' washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another's feet; for I gave you an example, that, as I did to you, ye also should do. Verily, verily, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his lord, nor one who is sent greater than he who sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye, if ye do them.


From this time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him. Jesus, therefore, said to the twelve, "Do ye also wish to go away?" Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast words of eternal life. read more.
And we have believed and know, that Thou art the Holy One of God." Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?" But He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot; for he was about to betray Him, being one of the twelve.


On the morrow the multitude that stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except one, and that Jesus, entered not with His disciples into the boat, but His disciples went away alone (yet there came boats from Tiberias near to the place where they ate the bread, the Lord having given thanks): when, therefore, the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they themselves entered into the boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. read more.
And, having found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, "Rabbi, when camest Thou hither?" Jesus answered them and said, "Verily, verily, I say to you, ye seek Me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye ate of the loaves, and were filled. Work not for the food that perishes, but for the food that abides unto eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you; for Him God the Father sealed." They said, therefore, "What must we do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered, and said to them, "This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him Whom He sent." They said, therefore, to Him, "What sign doest Thou, then, that we may see, and believe Thee? What doest Thou? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it has been written, 'He gave them bread out of Heaven to eat.'" Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread out of Heaven; but My Father giveth you the true bread out of Heaven; for the Bread of God is He Who cometh down out of Heaven, and giveth life to the world." They said, therefore, to Him, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." Jesus said to them, "I am the Bread of Life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes on Me shall never thirst. But I said to you, that ye have even seen Me, and do not believe. All that the Father giveth to Me shall come to Me; and him who comes to Me I will in no wise cast out; because I have come down from Heaven, not to do My Own will, but the will of Him Who sent Me. And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that of all that He hath given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that every one who beholds the Son, and believes on Him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day." The Jews, therefore, were murmuring concerning Him, because He said, "I am the Bread that came down out of Heaven." And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the Son of Joseph, Whose father and mother we know? How doth He now say, 'I have come down out of Heaven'? Jesus answered, and said to them, "Murmur not among yourselves. No one can come to Me, unless the Father Who sent Me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It has been written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught of God.' Every one who heard from the Father, and learned, comes to Me. Not that any one has seen the Father, save Him Who is from God, He hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say to you, he that believes has eternal life. I am the Bread of Life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and died. This is the Bread That cometh down out of Heaven, that one may eat thereof, and not die. I am the Living Bread That came down out of Heaven: if any one eat of This Bread, he shall live forever; yea, and the Bread That I will give him is My flesh, for the life of the world." The Jews, therefore, were wrangling with one another, saying, "How can This Man give us His flesh to eat?" Jesus, therefore, said to them, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in yourselves. 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 true food, and My blood is true drink. He that eats My flesh, and drinks My blood, abides in Me, and I in him. As the Living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father; so he, also, who eats Me, shall live because of Me. This is the Bread That came down out of Heaven. Not as the fathers ate, and died: he that eats this Bread shall live forever." These things He said in the synagogue, while teaching in Capernaum. Many, therefore, of His disciples, having heard this, said, "This is a hard saying! Who can hear it?" But Jesus, knowing in Himself that his disciples were murmuring about this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble? What, then, if ye behold the Son of Man ascending where He was before? It is the Spirit That giveth life; the flesh profits nothing: the words which I have spoken to you are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were that believed not, and who it was that would betray Him. And He said, "For this cause I have said to you, that no one can come to Me, unless it has been given to him of the Father."


Again, on the morrow, John was standing, and two of his disciples; and, looking upon Jesus as He was walking, says, "Behold, the Lamb of God!" And the two disciples heard him speaking, and they followed Jesus. read more.
And Jesus, turning and beholding them following, saith to them, "What are ye seeking?" They said to Him, "Rabbi," (which, being translated, means Teacher), "where abidest Thou?" He saith to them, "Come and ye shall see." They came, therefore, and saw where He was abiding, and they abode with Him that day: it was about the tenth hour. Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard it from John, and followed Him. He first finds his own brother Simon, and says to him, "We have found the Messiah," (which, being translated, is Christ). He led him to Jesus. Jesus looking on him, said, "You are Simon, the son of John; you shall be called Cephas," (which is translated Peter). On the morrow, He wished to go forth into Galilee; and He findeth Philip, and saith to him, "Follow Me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip finds Nathanael, and says to him, "We have found Him of Whom Moses in the law and the prophets wrote??esus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph." And Nathanael said to him, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" Philip says to him, "Come and see." Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and He saith to him, "Behold, an Israelite, indeed, in whom there is no guile!" Nathanael says to Him, "Whence knowest Thou me?" Jesus answered, and said to him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." Nathaniel answered Him, "Rabbi, Thou art the Son of God; Thou art the King of Israel." Jesus answered, and said to him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these." And He saith to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, ye shall see Heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."


And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting Him, saying, "Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life?" And He said to him, "What has been written in the law? How do you read?" And he, answering, said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." read more.
And He said to him, "You answered right; do this, and you shall live." But he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" And Jesus, answering, said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers; who, both stripping him and inflicting blows, went away, leaving him half dead. And by chance, a certain priest was going down that way; and, seeing him, he passed by on the opposite side. And, in like manner, a Levite also, coming to the place, and seeing him, passed by on the opposite side. But a certain Samaritan, going on his way, came down to him; and, seeing him, he was moved with compassion; and, coming to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and, setting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And, on the morrow, taking out two denaries, he gave them to the host, and said, 'Take care of him; and whatsoever you expend additional, I, when I return, will repay you.' Which, therefore, of these three seems to you to have become neighbor of him who fell among the robbers?" And he said, "He that dealt kindly with him." And Jesus said to him, "Go, and do likewise."


"But what think ye? A man had two children; and to the first, he said, 'Child, go, work today in the vineyard.' And he, answering, said, 'I go, sir,' and he went not. And, coming to the second, he spake in like manner; and he, answering, said, 'I am not willing;' but later, repenting, he went. read more.
Which of the two did the will of the father?" They say, "The last." Jesus saith to them, "Verily I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots are going into the Kingdom of God before you.


And He spake a parable to them, to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, "There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, nor regarded man. And there was a widow in that city; and she kept coming to him, saying, 'Avenge me of my adversary.' read more.
And he would not for a time; but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet, because this widow occasions me trouble, I will avenge her, lest, by her persistent coming, she wear me out.'" And the Lord said, "Hear what the judge of unrighteousness says. And will not God avenge His elect, who are crying to Him day and night, and He is long suffering over them? I say to you, that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, will the Son of Man, when He cometh, find the faith on the earth?" And He spake also this parable to some who had trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised the rest: Two men went up into the temple to pray; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-collector. The Pharisee, having taken his stand, was praying these things with himself: 'God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-collector! I fast twice on the Sabbath; I give a tenth of all that I acquire.' "But the tax-collector, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but was smiting his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' I say to you, this man went down justified to his house, rather than the other; because every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted."


And, as Jesus was passing on thence, two blind men followed Him, crying out, and saying, "Have mercy on us, O Son of David!" And the blind men came to Him, when He entered into the house; and He saith to them, "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" They say to Him, "Yes, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." read more.
And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying, "See that no one know it." But they, having gone forth, spread abroad His fame in all that land. And, as they were going forth, behold, they have brought to Him a dumb man, a demoniac; and, the demon having been cast oat, the dumb spake. And the multitudes wondered, saying, "Never was it so seen in Israel!" But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of the demons He is casting out the demons."


And He said to His disciples, "It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe to him through whom they come! It were profitable for him, if a millstone were placed about his neck, and he thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins, rebuke him; and, if he repents, forgive him. read more.
And, if he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times turns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him." And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." And the Lord said, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say to this sycamine tree, 'Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. But who is there of you, having a servant plowing, or tending sheep, that will say to him, having come in from the field, 'Coming straightway, recline at table;' and will not rather say to him, 'Make ready wherewith I may sup; and, having girded yourself, serve me, until I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink?' Does he thank the servant, because he did the things that were commanded? So also ye, when ye do all the things that were commanded you, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what it was our duty to do.'




"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be likened to ten virgins, who, taking their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five wise; for the foolish, taking their lamps, did not take oil with them; read more.
but the wise took oil in the vessels with their lamps. Now, the bridegroom tarrying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping; but at midnight a cry has been made, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him!' "Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'Perhaps there will not be enough for us and you; go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' And, while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and the ready ones went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut. "And afterward come also the remaining virgins, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' But he, answering, said, 'Verily I say to you, I know you not.' Watch, therefore, because ye know not the day, nor the hour! "For it is as when a man, going abroad, called his own servants, and delivered to them his goods: and to one, indeed, he gave five talents; and to another, two; and to another, one??o each according to his own ability; and he went abroad. "Straightway the one receiving the five talents, going, traded with them, and gained five others. Likewise he also who received two gained other two. And he who received one, going away, digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. And, after a long time, the lord of those servants comes, and makes a reckoning with them. And the one who received the five talents, coming near brought other five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I gained other five talents.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will set you over many; enter into the joy of your lord.' "He also, who received the two talents, coming near, said, 'You delivered to me two talents; behold, I gained other two talents.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will set you over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.' And he who received the one talent, coming near 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, being afraid, going away, I hid your talent in the earth: behold, you have your own.' But his lord, answering, said to him, 'Wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter. It behooved you, therefore, to put my money to the bankers; and, at my coming, I would have received my own with interest. Take from him, therefore, the talent, and give it to him who has the ten talents.' For, to every one that has, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but from him that has not shall be taken away even what he has; and cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not wishing to make an example of her, purposed privately to divorce her. And, while 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 to yourself Mary your wife; for that which was begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. read more.
And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus; for He will save His people from their sins." Now all this has come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel," which is, being interpreted, God with us. And Joseph, arising from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord directed him, and took to himself his wife; and he knew her not, until she brought forth a Son, and he called His name Jesus.


"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like to a man who was a householder, who went forth early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard; and, having agreed with the laborers for a denary a day, he sent them into his vineyard. "And, going forth about the third hour, he saw others standing in the marketplace idle; read more.
and to them he said, 'Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you.' And they went away. "Again, going forth about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise. And about the eleventh hour, going forth, he found others standing, and he says to them, 'Why stand ye here all the day idle?' They say to him, 'Because no man hired us.' He says to them, 'Go ye also into the vineyard.' "And, evening having come, the lord of the vineyard says to his steward, 'Call the laborers, and pay them the wages, beginning from the last to the first.' "And those who were hired about the eleventh hour, coming, received, each, a denary. And the first, coming, supposed that they would receive more; and they also received, each, a denary. And, having received it, they murmured against the householder, saying, 'These last wrought but one hour, and you made them equal with us, who bore the burden of the day and the burning heat!' "But he, answering, said to one of them, 'Friend, I do you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denary? Take up your own, and go. But I will to give to the last even as to you: Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Or is your eye evil, because I am good?' So the last shall be first, and the first last.


And it came to pass, when He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching Him. And, behold, there was before Him a certain man who had the dropsy. And, answering, Jesus spake to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful on the sabbath to heal or not?" read more.
But they were silent. And, taking hold of him, He healed him, and let him go; and He said to them, "Who of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a well, and he will not straight-way draw him up on a sabbath day?" And they were not able to return an answer to these things. And He spake a parable to those who were bidden, when He observed how they were choosing out the first seats; saying to them, "When you are bidden by any one to a marriage feast, sit not on the first seat, lest possibly a more honorable man than you may have been invited by him; and he who bade you and him, coming, shall say to you, 'Give place to this man;' and then you shall, with shame, begin to occupy the lowest place. But, when you are invited, going, sit in the lowest place, that, when he who invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher;' then you will have glory in the presence of all who are reclining at table with you; because every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted." And He said to him also who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, nor your kindred, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also invite you in return, and a recompense be made you; but, when you make a feast, call the poor, maimed, lame, blind; and happy shall you be; because they have not wherewith to recompense you; for recompense will be made to you in the resurrection of the righteous." And one of those reclining with Him, hearing these things, said to Him, "happy is he who shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God!" But He said to him, "A certain man was making a great supper, and invited many. And he sent forth his servant, at the hour of the supper, to say to those invited, 'Come; because all things are now ready.' "And they all, with one consent, began to make excuse. The first said to him, 'I bought a field, and I must go out to see it; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to prove them; I pray you, have me excused.' And another said, 'I married a wife; and, therefore, I cannot come.' "And, coming near, the servant reported these things to his lord. Then the householder, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city; and bring in here the poor, and maimed, and blind, and lame.' And the servant said, 'Sir, what you ordered has been done, and still there is room.' And the lord said to the servant, 'Go forth into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled; for I say to you, that no one of those men who have been invited shall taste of my supper."


Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others; and sent them away, two and two, before His face, into every city and place, whither He Himself was about to come. And He said to them, "The harvest, indeed, is great, but the laborers few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He urge forth laborers into His harvest. Go your ways; behold, I am sending you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. read more.
Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.' And, if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but, if not, it will return to you. And in the same house abide, eating and drinking the things supplied by them; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; and heal the sick therein, and say to them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, going forth into the streets thereof, say, 'Even the dust from your city, that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless, know this, that the Kingdom of God has come nigh.' I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida! because, if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to Heaven? You shall be thrust down to Hades! "He who hears you hears Me; and he who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects Him Who sent Me."


And it came to pass soon afterwards that He went to a city called Nain; and there were going with Him His disciples, and a large multitude. And, as He came near to the gate of the city, behold, also there was being carried out one dead, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd of the city was with her. And, seeing her, the Lord was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, "Weep not." read more.
And, going forward, He touched the bier; and those bearing it stood still; and He said, "Young man, I say to you, Arise!" And the dead sat up, and began to speak. And He gave him to his mother. And fear seized on all; and they were glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet was raised up among us," and "God did visit His people." And this report concerning Him went forth in all Judaea, and in all the surrounding country.


I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and I heard behind me a great voice as of a trumpet, saying, "What you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven assemblies; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamum, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me; and, having turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; read more.
and, in the midst of the candlesticks, One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girded at the breasts with a golden girdle. And His head and hair were white as white wool, as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like burnished brass, as if glowing in a furnace; and His voice as the voice of many waters; and having in His right hand seven stars; and a sharp, two-edged sword proceeding out of His mouth; and His countenance was as the sun shining in his power. And, when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead! And He laid His right hand on me, saying, "Fear not; I am the First and the Last, and the Living One; and I was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore; and I have the keys of death and of Hades.


And it was necessary that He should go through Samaria. He cometh, therefore, to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near to the piece of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey, was sitting thus at the well. It was about the sixth hour. read more.
There comes a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith to her, "Give Me to drink." For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy bread. The Samaritan woman, therefore, says to Him, "How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, who am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans). Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the Gift of God, and Who it is, That saith to you 'Give Me to drink,' you would have asked of Him, and He would have given you living water." She says to Him, "Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Whence, therefore, hast Thou the living water Art Thou greater than our Father Jacob, who gave us the well, and himself drank of it, and his sons, and his cattle?" Jesus answered and said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whosoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life." The woman saith to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, neither come all the way hither to draw." He saith to her, "Go, call your husband, and come hither." The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus saith to her, "Well did you say, 'I have no husband;' for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have is not your husband: this you have said truly." The woman says to Him, "Sir, I perceive that Thou art a Prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship." Jesus saith to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when ye will, neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what; we know what we worship, because salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for, indeed, the Father seeketh such to be His worshipers. God is a spirit; and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman says to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming, Who is called Christ; when He cometh, He will tell us all things." Jesus saith to her, "I who speak to you am He." And upon this came His disciples: and they were wondering that He was talking with a woman; yet no one said, "What seekest Thou?" or, "Why talkest Thou with her?" The woman, therefore, left her waterjar, and went away into the city, and says to the men, "Come, see a Man Who told me all things that I ever did: can This be the Christ?" They went forth out of the city, and were coming to Him. In the meantime the disciples were entreating Him, saying, "Rabbi, eat." But He said to them, "I have food to eat that ye know not of." The disciples, therefore, said to one another, "Has any one brought Him anything to eat?" Jesus saith to them, "My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me, and to finish His work. Say not ye, 'There are yet four months, and the harvest is coming?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and view the fields, because they are white for harvest. He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit unto life eternal; that both he that sows and he that reaps may rejoice together. For in this is the saying true, 'One sows, and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that on which ye bestowed no labor; others have labored, and ye entered into their labor." And many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me all that ever I did." When, therefore, the Samaritans came to Him, they kept asking Him to abide with them: and He abode there two days. And many more believed because of His word; and they said to the woman, "Now we no longer believe because of your saying; for we ourselves have heard, and know that This is, in truth, the Savior of the world."


But Pilate, hearing it, asked if the Man were a Galilaean. And, learning that He was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent Him up to Herod, who also was in Jerusalem in these days. Now Herod, seeing Jesus, rejoiced exceedingly; for he was wishing for a long time to see Him, because he had heard concerning Him; and he was hoping to see some sign wrought by Him. read more.
And he kept questioning Him in many words; but He answered him nothing. And the high priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing Him. And Herod with his soldiers, having set Him at naught, and having mocked Him, having thrown over Him a gorgeous robe, sent Him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other on that day; for before they were at enmity between themselves.


Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from the dead. They, therefore, made Him a supper there; and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with Him. Mary, therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure spikenard, very costly, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. read more.
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was about to betray Him, says, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?" And he said this, not because he cared about the poor; but because he was a thief; and, having the money-box, he was wont to carry what was put therein. Jesus, therefore, said, "Suffer her to keep it for the day of My burial; for the poor ye always have with you, but Me ye have not always." The great multitude, therefore, of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not because of Jesus only, but that they might see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead.


And, when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising Him, His name was called Jesus??hich was so called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. And, when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought Him up to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord, (as it has been written in the law of the Lord??Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord""); read more.
and to offer sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord


And one of the Pharisees was asking Him to eat with him; and, having entered into the Pharisee's house, He reclined at table. And, behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and, learning that He was reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster cruse of perfume; and standing behind at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and wiped them off with the hair of her head; and she kept kissing His feet, and anointing them with the perfume. read more.
But, seeing it, the Pharisee who invited Him, spake in himself, saying, "This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what sort of woman this is that is touching Him, because she is a sinner." And Jesus, answering, said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he says, "Teacher, say it." "There were two debtors to a certain money-lender. The one owed five hundred denaries; and the other, fifty. And, they having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, therefore, will love him the more?" Simon, answering, said, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the more." And He said to him, "Rightly did you judge." And, turning to the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you behold this woman! I entered into your house, you gave Me no water for My feet; but this woman wet My feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. You gave Me no kiss; but she, from the time I entered, ceased not to kiss My feet. My head with oil you did not anoint; but she anointed My feet with perfume. Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; because she loved much; but he, to whom little is forgiven, loves little." And He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven." And those reclining with Him began to say in themselves, "Who is This That even forgiveth sins!" And He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."


Now there was a man of the Pharisees, whose name was 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 one can do the signs which Thou art doing, unless God be with Him." Jesus answered, and said to him, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one be born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." read more.
Nicodemus says to Him, "How can a man he born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and he born?" Jesus answered, "Verily, verily, I say to you, unless one be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which has been born of the flesh is flesh: and that which has been born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said to you, ye must be born anew. The Spirit breatheth where He willeth; and you hear His voice, but know not whence He cometh, or whither He goeth: so is every one who has been born of the Spirit." Nicodemus answered, and said to Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered, and said to him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and understand not these things? Verily, verily, I say to you, We speak that which We know, and testify to that which We have seen; and ye receive not Our testimony. If I told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how will ye believe, if I tell you Heavenly things? And no one has ascended into Heaven, but He Who descended out of Heaven??he Son of Man [Who is in Heaven]. And, as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that every one who believes in Him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes on Him should not perish, but have eternal life; for God sent not His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world may be saved through Him. He that believes on Him is not judged; he that believes not has been judged already, because he has not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the Light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their works were evil. For every one that practices evil hates the Light, and comes not to the Light, lest his works should be reproved; but he that does the truth comes to the Light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God."


And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. And, seeing the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, as sheep having no shepherd. Then He saith to His disciples, "The harvest, indeed, is abundant, but the laborers few; read more.
pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He send forth laborers into His harvest.


And Mary, arising in those days, went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; and entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass that, as Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit: read more.
and she lifted up her voice, with a loud cry, 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, as the voice of your salutation came into my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy! And happy is she who believed, because there shall be a fulfillment of the things spoken to her from the Lord!" And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord; and my spirit exulted in God my Saviour; because He looked upon the lowliness of His handmaid; for, behold, from the present time all generations will call me happy; because the Mighty One did great things for me; and Holy is His name! And His mercy is unto generations and generations to those who fear Him. He wrought might with His arm; He scattered men proud in the imagination of their heart. He deposed potentates from thrones, and exalted the lowly. The hungry He filled with good things, and the rich He sent away empty. He succored Israel His servant, to remember mercy, (as He spake to our fathers), to Abraham and to his seed forever." And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her house.


And, they having departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Having risen, take the Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there till I speak to you; for Herod is about to seek the Child to destroy Him." And, arising, he took the Child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt, and was there till the death of Herod; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt I called My Son." read more.
Then Herod, seeing that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly enraged; and, having sent forth, he slew all the male children in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the time which he exactly learned from the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "A voice in Ramah was heard, weeping and great mourning; Rachel, weeping for her children; and she was not willing to be comforted, because they are not." And, Herod having died, behold, an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream in Egypt, saying, "Arising, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the life of the Child are dead." And he, having risen, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. But, hearing that Archelaus was reigning over Juda instead of his father Herod, he feared to go thither; and, having been divinely warned in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee; and, coming, he dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, "A Nazarene shall He be called."


And they come to Bethsaida. And they bring to Him a blind man, and beseech Him to touch him. And, taking hold of the blind man's hand, He brought him out of the village; and, spitting in his eyes, and putting His hands upon him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?" And, looking up, he said, "I behold men, because I see them as trees walking." read more.
Then again He put His hands on his eyes, and he looked steadily, and was restored, and was seeing all things distinctly. And He sent him away to his house, saying, "Do not even enter into the village."


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and apart from Him was not even one thing made that has been made. read more.
In Him was Life; and the Life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a testimony, that he might testify concerning the Light, that all might believe through him. He was not the Light; but he came, that he might testify concerning the Light. He was the true Light That lighteth every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world knew Him not. He came to His own possessions, and those who were His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those believing in His name; who were born, not of bloods, 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??lory as of the Only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. John testifies concerning Him, and has cried, saying, "This was He of Whom I said, 'He That cometh after me hath become before me, because He was before me;'" because out of His fulness we all received, and grace for grace: because the law was given through Moses; grace and 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 declared Him.


And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord; and my spirit exulted in God my Saviour; because He looked upon the lowliness of His handmaid; for, behold, from the present time all generations will call me happy; read more.
because the Mighty One did great things for me; and Holy is His name! And His mercy is unto generations and generations to those who fear Him. He wrought might with His arm; He scattered men proud in the imagination of their heart. He deposed potentates from thrones, and exalted the lowly. The hungry He filled with good things, and the rich He sent away empty. He succored Israel His servant, to remember mercy, (as He spake to our fathers), to Abraham and to his seed forever."


And, on the third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there. And Jesus also was invited, and His disciples, to the marriage. And, wine having fallen short, the mother of Jesus says to Him, "They have no wine." read more.
And He saith to her, "Woman, what is it to Me and to you? My hour has not yet come." His mother says to the servants, "Whatsoever He saith to you, do." Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the Jews' manner of purifying, containing, each, two or three firkins. Jesus saith to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And He saith to them, "Draw out now, and bear to the ruler of the feast." And they bore it. When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and knew not whence it was, (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast calls the bridegroom, and says to him, "Every man sets on the good wine first; and, when they become drunken, the worse. You have kept the good wine until now!" This beginning of His signs Jesus wrought in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed on Him. After this He went down to Capernaum, Himself, and His mother, and brothers, and His disciples; and there they abode not many days.


And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, the name of which was Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the name of the virgin was Mary. And, the angel, coming in to her, said, "Hail, highly favored one, the Lord is with you." read more.
But she was troubled at the saying, and was deliberating as to what kind of salutation this might be. And the angel said to her, "Fear not, Mary; for you found favor from God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David; and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His Kingdom there shall be no end." And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I know not a man?" And the angel, answering, said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; wherefore also the Holy Thing that is begotten shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, Elizabeth, your kinswoman, she also has conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren; because no word from God shall be without power." And Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; may it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.


And, having entered, He was passing through Jericho; and, behold, a man, called by name Zacchaeus, and he was a chief tax-collector; and he was rich. And he was seeking to see Jesus, Who He was; and was not able on account of the multitude; because he was small in stature. read more.
And, running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see Him; because He was about to pass along that way. And, when He came to the place, Jesus, looking up, said to him, "Zacchaeus, hastening, come down; for to-day I must abide in your house." And, hastening, he came down, and received Him joyfully. And, seeing it, they were all murmuring, saying, "He went in to be guest with a sinful man!" And, standing, Zacchaeus said to the Lord, "Behold, the half of my goods, Lord, I give to the poor; and, if I wrongfully exacted anything from any one, I restore four-fold." And Jesus said to him, "To-day salvation came to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which is 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 ye pray, say, 'Father, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Give us day by day our daily bread; read more.
and forgive us our sins; for we also ourselves forgive every one indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation.'" And He said to them, "Who of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; forasmuch as a friend of mine came to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him;' and he from within, answering, shall say, 'Trouble me not; already the door has been shut, and my children are with me in the bed; I cannot rise and give you.' I say to you, even if he will not, rising up, give to him because of his being his friend; yet, because of his importunity, he, rousing himself, will give him as many as he needs. And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you: for every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. And of which of you that is a father shall his son ask bread, and he give him a stone? or a fish, and he, instead of a fish, give him a serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"


And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were greatly frightened. And the angel said to them, "Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which, indeed, shall be to all the people; read more.
because there was born to-day, in the city of David, a Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign to you: ye will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly host, praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest; and, on earth, peace among men of good will!" And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into Heaven, that the shepherds were saying one to another, "Let us go over at once to Bethlehem, and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord made known to us." And, making haste, they went, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in the manger. And, having seen Him, they made known concerning the saying spoken to them about this Child. And all who heard wondered at the things spoken to them by the shepherds. But Mary was closely keeping all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they heard and saw, as it was spoken to them.


And Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the King, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He that is born King of the Jews, For we saw His star in the east, and we came to do Him homage." And the king Herod, hearing it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; read more.
and having assembled all the high-priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring of them, "Where the Christ should be born," And they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judaea;" for thus it has been written through the prophet: "And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the governors of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Governor, who shall be shepherd of My people Israel." Then Herod, having privately called the wise men, ascertained from them exactly the time the star appeared; and, sending them to Bethlehem, he said, "Having gone, inquire ye exactly concerning the Child; and, when ye find Him, bring me word, that I, too, having come, may worship Him." And they, having heard the king, departed; and, behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till, having come, it stood over where the Child was. And, seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And, coming into the house, they saw the Child with Mary, His mother; and, falling down, they paid Him homage; and, having opened their treasures, they presented to Him gifts??old and frankincense and myrrh. And, having been divinely warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed by another way into their own country.


And He spake this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, 'Behold, these three years I come, seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none; cut it down; why does it also make the land useless?' But he, answering, says to him, 'Lord, leave it this year also, until I dig about it, and cast in fertilizers. read more.
And if, indeed, it bear fruit for the future, well; but, if not, you shall cut it down.'"


And the blind and lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.


And it came to pass soon afterwards, that He was passing through by city and village, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God; and the twelve were with Him; and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary who is called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna wife of Chuzas Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who were ministering to them of their substance.


Now it came to pass, in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the inhabited earth should be enrolled. (This enrolment first was made, when Quirinius was governor of Syria). And all were going to be enrolled, each to his own city. read more.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; to enrol himself with Mary his betrothed wife, being with child. And it came to pass, while they were there, that the days were fulfilled for her to give birth; and she brought forth her Son, the Firstborn, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


after that He appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some fell asleep.


And, when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising Him, His name was called Jesus??hich was so called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.