Thematic Bible: Jesus Christ


Thematic Bible




Then, what if you should see the Son of man go up where he was before?




GOD, who in many parts and in many ways spoke in ancient times to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom, also, he made the ages;



But to the Son: Thy throne, God, is from age to age: a scepter of rectitude is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore, God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning, didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands. read more.
They shall perish; but thou remainest: and they all shall grow old as a garment; and as a mantle thou shalt fold them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

For from him, and by him, and for him, are all things. To him be glory through the ages! Amen.


IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists.

Abraham, your father, rejoiced that he could see my day; and he saw it, and was glad. Then the Jews said to him: You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham? Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I was.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not think it an act of robbery to be equal with God; but he divested himself by taking the form of a servant, and being made in the likeness of men:

who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature; for by him were all things created, things in heaven and things in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities; all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist:

Since, then, the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also, in like manner, partook of the same, that, through his death, he might deprive of power him that has the power of death, that is, the devil; and might set free those who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For, verily, he does not take hold of angels, but he takes hold of the posterity of Abraham.

For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not, after this, have spoken of another day.



Jesus answered and said to them: Destroy this temple, and I will raise it up in three days.



Then Jesus said: Let her alone; she has kept this for the day of my burial.

Behold, the hour is coming, and has now come, in which you shall be scattered, each one to his own home, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.

Be hold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles to deride, and to scourge, and to crucify: and on the third day he shall rise again.

But he answered and said to them: A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

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

You know that after two days the passover is kept, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

And as they were eating, he said: Verily I say to you, One of you will deliver me up.

He answered and said: He that dips his hand with me in the dish, will deliver me up. The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man, if he had not been born.

Then he came to his disciples, and said to them: Bleep what time is left, and take your rest; behold, the hour draws near, and the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up is at hand.

For he taught his disciples, and said to them: The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will put him to death; and after he is put to death, he will rise on the third day.

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

saying: The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and be raised the third day. And he said to them all: If any one determines to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and fol low me. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall save it.

And he took the twelve aside, and said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.: For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be derided and insulted and spit upon; and they shall scourge him, and put him to death, and on the third day he shall rise again.

I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eats bread with me has lifted up his heel against me. I tell you this now, before it comes to pass, that when it comes to pass, you may believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say to you, he that receives him that I shall send, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. read more.
When Jesus had spoken these things, he was troubled in spirit, and testified and said: Verily, verily I say to you, that one of you will deliver me up. Then the disciples looked at one another, doubting of whom he spoke. There was reclining on the bosom of Jesus, one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Then Simon Peter beckoned to this one, that he should inquire who it was of whom he spoke. And he that was reclining on Jesus breast, said to him: Lord, who is it? Jesus answered: It is he to whom I shall give this morsel after I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the morsel was given, then Satan entered into him. Then Jesus said to him: What you do, do quickly.

Simon Peter said to him: Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him: Whither I go, you can not follow me now; but you shall follow me hereafter. Peter said to him: Lord, why can I not follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee. Jesus answered him: Will you lay down your life for me? Verily, verily I say to you, the cock will not crow till you have denied me three times.



Then Jesus said to Peter: Put up your sword into its scabbard. Shall I not drink the cup that my Father has given me?




who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.

For this reason, my Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. This commandment I have received from my Father.


for then, he must have suffered often since the foundation of the world. But now once in the end of the ages, he has appeared in order to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

I have an immersion with which to be immersed, and how distressed I am till it be accomplished!



Again, a second time, he went away, and prayed, saying: My Father, if this cup cannot pass from me, unless I drink it, thy will be done.

Jesus answered: I have told you that I am he. If, then, you seek me, let these go away.

And he said to them: I have greatly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.

The Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! It would have been good for that man, if he had not been born.

Do you think that I can not now call upon my Father, and he would cause more than twelve legions of angels to stand by me? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same thing.

And it came to pass, as the time for him to be taken up into heaven had fully come, that he set his face steadfastly to go up to Jerusalem.

They answered him: Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus said to them: I am he. Judas, also, who delivered him up, was standing among them.



But when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw it, he said within himself: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner.

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

And when they sought to lay hold of him, they feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

And fear seized on all; and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet has arisen among us; and, God has visited his people.

But I must continue my journey to-day and to-morrow and the day following; for it is not possible that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

And he said to them: What things? They said to him: The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and in word before God and all the people;


Then the men, after having seen the sign which Jesus did, said: This is, in truth, the prophet that was to come into the world.

Therefore, many of the multitude, when they had heard this word, said: This is, in truth, the prophet.

Again they said to the blind man: What say you of him, seeing that he opened your eyes? He said: He is a prophet.

This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come as a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him.


This is that Moses, who said to the sons of Israel, A prophet like me will the Lord your God raise up for you from among your brethren; him shall you hear.

And it shall come to pass, that every soul that will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation? which at first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard him;

For Moses said to the fathers, A prophet like me shall the Lord your God raise up for you from among your brethren; him shall you hear in all things that he shall say to you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul that will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.


When he had spoken thus, one of the attendants, who was standing by, struck Jesus with his open hand, saying: Do you answer the chief priest thus? Jesus answered him: If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you strike me?

Jesus spoke these words, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may also glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, Father, glorify me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the men that thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them, to me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all things that thou hast given me are from thee; for the words which thou gavest me I have given them; and they have received them, and they know surely that I came forth from thee, and they believe that thou didst send me. I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world; but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep in thy name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou gavest me, I have kept; and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled. And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.


For he whom God has sent, speaks the words of God; for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him. The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

Then they said to him: Who are you? And Jesus said to them: The same that I said to you at the beginning. I have many things to say, and to judge with respect to you; but he that sent me is true; and what things I have heard from him, these I speak to the world. They knew not that he was speaking to them of the Father. read more.
Then said Jesus to them: When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me. The Father has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.

Jesus cried, and said: He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that sees me, sees him that sent me. I have come a light into the world, that he who believes on me, may not remain in darkness. read more.
And if any one hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has that which judges him: the word which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal. What things I speak therefore, as the Father has said to me, so I speak.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit, he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Now are you pure, through the word which I have spoken to you. read more.
Abide in me, and I will abide in you. As the branch can not bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; for apart from me you can do nothing. If any one abide not in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and withers; and such are gathered, and thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done for you. In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and in this you will be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment: That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. I no longer call you servants, because the servant knows not what his master does. But I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

His disciples said to him: Lo, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no parable. Now we know that thou knowest all things, and hast no need that any one should ask thee. By this we believe that thou hast come forth from God. Jesus answered them: Do you now believe? read more.
Behold, the hour is coming, and has now come, in which you shall be scattered, each one to his own home, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have affliction, but be of good courage; I have overcome the world.

THE former record I made, Theophilus, of all things that Jesus began both to do and to teach, till the day on which he was taken up, after he had, through the Holy Spirit, given commandments to the apostles whom he had chosen. To whom, after he had suffered, he also showed himself alive, by many indubitable proofs; appearing to them for forty days, and speaking of the things that pertain to the kingdom of God.



THE former record I made, Theophilus, of all things that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

But you must not be called Rabbi; for one is your leader, and all of you are brethren.


And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come as a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him.

And it came to pass, on another sabbath, that he entered the synagogue and taught; and a man was there, whose right hand was withered.

And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying: Teacher, we know that you are true, and that you teach the way of God in truth, and care not for any one: for you do not look upon the person of men.

And after he had come into the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said: By what authority do you these things? And who gave you this authority?

And they came and said to him: Teacher, we know that you are true, and that you care for no one; for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

And they asked him, saying: Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and do not regard the person of any, but teach the way of God in truth.

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain; and when he had sat down, his disciples came to him;

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

At the same time Jesus said to the multitudes: Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I sat daily with you in the temple and taught, and you did not take me.

And again he began to teach by the sea; and a great multitude came together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat in the sea: and the whole multitude was on the land near the sea.

But they became the more urgent, and said: He ex cites the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea, be ginning from Galilee to this place.


Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash his disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.






but he divested himself by taking the form of a servant, and being made in the likeness of men: and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient even to death, the death, indeed, of the cross.

For which is greater, he that reclines at table, or he that serves? Is not he that reclines at table? But I am among you as one that serves.

And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples.

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

If, then, I, your Lord and your Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.

The passage of the scripture which he was reading, was this: As a sheep for the slaughter was he led; and as a lamb before his shearer is dumb, so opened he not his mouth in his humiliation. The sentence against him was taken away; but who shall describe the men of his generation? For his life was taken from the earth.



Then they said to him: Who are you? And Jesus said to them: The same that I said to you at the beginning. I have many things to say, and to judge with respect to you; but he that sent me is true; and what things I have heard from him, these I speak to the world. They knew not that he was speaking to them of the Father. read more.
Then said Jesus to them: When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me. The Father has not left me alone, because I always do what is pleasing to him.


But Jesus answered them: My Father works till now, and I also work. For this reason, therefore, the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he had not only broken the sabbath, but also said that God was his own father, making himself equal with God. Then Jesus answered and said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do; for whatever things he does, these also the Son does in like manner. read more.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that he himself does; and he will show him greater works than these, that you may be astonished.

Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger; he that believes on me shall never thirst. But I said to you, that you have seen me, and yet you do not believe. All that the Father gives me, will come to me; and him that comes to me, I will by no means cast out. read more.
For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Jesus answered: Neither this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night comes, when no man can work.

Jesus answered and said to him: If any one loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not, keeps not my words; and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, while I am yet with you. read more.
But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I have spoken to you. Peace I leave to you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, and let it not be afraid. You have heard that I said to you, I am going away, and am coming again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I go to the Father; for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will not talk much more with you; for the prince of this world is coming, and has nothing in me. But this takes place that the world may know that I love the Father, and even as he gave me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Jesus spoke these words, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may also glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore, when he comes into the world, he says: Sacrifice and offering thou hast not desired, but a body thou hast prepared me; in whole burnt-offerings and offerings for sin, thou hast had no pleasure. read more.
Then, said I, Behold, I come, (in the roll of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, God. After saying above, Thou didst neither desire, nor take pleasure in sacrifice and offering and whole burnt-offerings and offerings for sin, which are offered according to the law, then he said, Behold, I come to do thy will: he takes away the first, that he may establish the second. By which will, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.


Then Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day; for my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. read more.
He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

My little children, I write these things to you, that you may not sin: and yet, if any one sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And he is the expiation for our sins: not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we do know him, if we keep his commandments. read more.
He that says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, in him truly is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him. He that says, he abides in him, ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be content. Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. The Father who dwells in me, he does the works. read more.
Believe me, that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me. If not, believe me on account of the works themselves. Verily, verily I say to you, he that believes on me, the works that I do he also shall do. Even greater works than these shall he do, because I go to my Father; and whatever you ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If you love me, keep my commandments; and I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete, that he may dwell with you forever; the Spirit of the truth, whom the world can not receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, because he dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I am coming to you. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you shall see me. Because I live, you also shall live. In that clay you shall know that I am in my Father, arid you in me, and I in you.

For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble call you; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may bring to shame the wise; and the weak things of the world has God chosen, that he may put to shame the strong; and the ignoble things of the world, and the things that are despised, has God chosen, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are; read more.
that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who has become to us, from God, wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption;

See that no one make you the victims of imposture by means of philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not ac cording to Christ: for in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhood bodily. And you are complete in him who is the head of all principality and authority: read more.
in whom you have been also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, when you were buried with him in immersion, in which you were also raised with him by your faith in the energy of God, who raised him from the dead.

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence to ward God, and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment: That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an other, as he gave us commandment. read more.
And he that keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.

We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the wicked one. And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding, that we may know him that is true: and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and life eternal. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.


Jesus said to her: Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

The Lord, therefore, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven: and he sat down at the right hand of God.

Then he opened their mind, that they might understand the scriptures, and he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus was it necessary that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. read more.
You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you. But do you remain in the city of Jerusalem, till you be clothed with power from on high. And he led them out as far as Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass, that as he blessed them, he was separated from them, and carried up into heaven.

And no man has ascended into heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up;

Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come that he must go out of this world to his Father; and having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them to the end. And supper being over, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to deliver him up, Jesus, knowing that the Father had delivered all things into his hands, and that he had come from God, and was going to God,

But grace has been given to each one of us, according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. For which reason, the scripture says: When he ascended on high, he led captive a multitude of captives, and gave gifts to men. But this He ascended what does it mean, but that he also descended into the lower earthly regions? read more.
He that descended is also he that ascended high above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

the likeness of which, even immersion, (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the seeking of a good conscience toward God,) does now also save us, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven, and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having become subject to him.


These are they that were not defiled with women; for they are virgins; these are they that follow the Lamb wherever he goes: these were redeemed from among men, the first-fruits to God and to the Lamb.






And there came one of the seven angels that had the seven cups full of the seven last plagues; and he talked with me, saying: Come hither, and I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife.

And when he had taken the book, the four living creatures, and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, having, each of them, harps, and golden cups full of incense, which is the prayers of the saints.

For the Lamb that is in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and will lead them to living fountains of water: and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

And they sung the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.


And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

And I saw, and behold, the Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, that had his name and his Father's name written in their foreheads.

And I saw, in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, like one that had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that are sent into all the earth.

And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.

After this I saw, and behold, a great multitude, that no one could number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and there were palms in their hands; and they cried with a loud voice, saying: Salvation to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.

And I saw no temple in it: for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God gave it light, and the lamp of it is the Lamb.















There is one body and one Spirit, even as you have been called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one immersion; one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all.

Jesus answered them: I have told you, and you do not believe. The works which I do in my Father's name, these testify of me. But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep. As I said to you, my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: read more.
and I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall take them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to take them out of my Father's hand.

Jesus answered and said to him: If any one loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not, keeps not my words; and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, while I am yet with you. read more.
But the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I have spoken to you. Peace I leave to you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, and let it not be afraid. You have heard that I said to you, I am going away, and am coming again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I go to the Father; for my Father is greater than I.


Now, I praise you, brethren, because you remember me in all things, and keep the traditions as I delivered them to you. But I wish you to know, that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

And when all things shall have been put under him, then, also, shall the Son himself be subjected to him that did put all things under him, that God may be the all in all.


THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled concerning the Word of life; (the life also was manifested, and we have seen, and do testify, and declare to you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) that which we have seen and heard, we declare it to you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.



giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a portion of the inheritance of the saints in light: who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; read more.
who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature; for by him were all things created, things in heaven and things in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities; all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist:

Jesus spoke these words, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may also glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, Father, glorify me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him not one thing was made that now exists. read more.
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.


And many multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deaf, the maimed, and many others; and laid them at the feet of Jesus, and he cured them;

And in that very hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and bestowed sight on many that were blind.

This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come as a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him.

And when Jesus came out, he saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion for them, and cured their sick.

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

And he cured many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons, and did not suffer the demons to speak, because they knew him.

And while he was in Jerusalem, during the feast of passover, many believed on his name, because they saw the signs that he did.

And he came down with them, and stood in a plain; and with him stood a multitude of his disciples, and a great number of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases, and those who were oppressed by evil spirits; and they were cured. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for power went forth from him, and healed them all.


and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And he said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.

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

nor shall it be said, Lo here! or Lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is among you.

Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews. But now my kingdom is not hence. Then Pilate said to him: You are a king, then? Jesus answered; You say that I am a king. For this purpose was I born, and for this purpose I came into the world, that I might testify to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, hears my voice.

So, then, we henceforth know no man according to the flesh; if, indeed, we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we no longer thus know him. So, then, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty, through God, for the overthrowing of strongholds,) overthrowing reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and leading captive every thought to the obedience of the Christ,



You are they that have continued with me in my trials;


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


Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward hungry. And the tempter came to him and said: If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. read more.
But he answered and said: It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Then the devil took him into the holy city, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him: If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written: He will give his angels charge concerning you; and in their hands shall they take you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. Jesus said to him: It is again written, You shall not put the Lord your God to the proof. Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, and said to him: All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me. Then Jesus said to him: Get behind me, Satan, for it is written: You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Jesus said to them: I am the bread of life; he that comes to me shall never hunger; he that believes on me shall never thirst. But I said to you, that you have seen me, and yet you do not believe. All that the Father gives me, will come to me; and him that comes to me, I will by no means cast out. read more.
For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

And no man has ascended into heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up;

But grace has been given to each one of us, according to the measure of the gift of the Christ. For which reason, the scripture says: When he ascended on high, he led captive a multitude of captives, and gave gifts to men. But this He ascended what does it mean, but that he also descended into the lower earthly regions? read more.
He that descended is also he that ascended high above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

Then spoke Jesus to them again; I go away, and you will seek me, and in your sin you shall die; whither I go, you can not come. Then said the Jews: Will he kill himself, because he says, Whither I go, you can not come? And he said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had delivered all things into his hands, and that he had come from God, and was going to God,


Then Jesus said to them: Verily, verily I say to you, Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day; for my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. read more.
He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

Jesus spoke these words, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may also glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, Father, glorify me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the men that thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them, to me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all things that thou hast given me are from thee; for the words which thou gavest me I have given them; and they have received them, and they know surely that I came forth from thee, and they believe that thou didst send me. I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world; but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep in thy name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou gavest me, I have kept; and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled. And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the Evil One. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, so I send them into the world; and for them I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth. I pray, not for these only, but for those also who shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one; I in them, and thou ID me, that they may be made perfect in one, that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I wish that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me; for thou didst love me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world has not known thee, yet I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have made known to them thy name, and will continue to make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be content. Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. The Father who dwells in me, he does the works. read more.
Believe me, that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me. If not, believe me on account of the works themselves. Verily, verily I say to you, he that believes on me, the works that I do he also shall do. Even greater works than these shall he do, because I go to my Father; and whatever you ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If you love me, keep my commandments; and I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete, that he may dwell with you forever; the Spirit of the truth, whom the world can not receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, because he dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I am coming to you. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you shall see me. Because I live, you also shall live. In that clay you shall know that I am in my Father, arid you in me, and I in you.

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence to ward God, and whatever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment: That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an other, as he gave us commandment. read more.
And he that keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.

for though he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. Make trial of yourselves, whether you are in the faith; put yourselves to the proof. Do you not know your own selves, that Christ Jesus is in you? unless you be without proof.



But you must not be called Rabbi; for one is your leader, and all of you are brethren. And call no man on earth your father; for one is your Father, who is in heaven. And be not called leaders; for one is your leader, the Christ.

if we are this day examined with respect unto the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he has been saved, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him does this man stand before you in health. This is the stone that was rejected with contempt by you builders, which has become the head of the corner. read more.
And there is salvation in no other; nor, indeed, is there another name under heaven, given among men, by which we must be saved.

With respect, then, to the eating of meats offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there are those which are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are many gods, and many lords,) yet to us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.


For before these days Theudas arose, declaring himself to be some great one; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves; and he was slain; and all, as many as believed him, were scattered and brought to naught. After this man, Judas the Galilean arose, in the days of the enrollment, and drew over many people after him; and he was destroyed, and all, as many as believed him, were scattered.

And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceive you. For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and will deceive many.

Then if any one shall say to you: Lo! here is the Christ, or there; believe it not. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told you beforehand. read more.
Therefore, if they say to you: Behold, he is in the desert; go not out: Behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Jesus answering them, began to say: Take heed, lest any one deceive you. For many will come in my name, saying, I am he, and will deceive many.

And then, if any one say to you: Lo! here is the Christ, or, Lo! there; believe him not. For false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. But do you take heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.

And they shall say to you, Lo here! or Lo there! go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that flashes out of one part under heaven, shines to an other part under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day.

He replied: Take heed that you be not deceived; for many will come in my name, saying: I am he; and, The time is near. Go not, therefore, after them.


And there arose a contention among them, which of them should be greatest. But Jesus perceived the thought of their heart, and he took a little child, and made it stand by him, and said to them: Whoever will receive this little child on my account, receives me; and whoever will receive me, receives him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.

Therefore, Jesus perceiving that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him king, withdrew into the mountain himself alone.

Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, bowing down, and asking something of him. He said to her: What do you wish? She said to him: Command that these two sons of mine may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said: You know not what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and to be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed? They said to him: We are able. read more.
And he said to them: You shall drink my cup, and be immersed with the immersion with which I am immersed: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it has been prepared by my Father.

At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child to him, and placed him in the midst of them, and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Therefore, when they came together, they asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has reserved under his own control.

And those who went before, and those who followed after, cried, saying: Hosanna. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our Father David. Hosanna in the highest.


See that no one make you the victims of imposture by means of philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the rudiments of the world, and not ac cording to Christ: for in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhood bodily. And you are complete in him who is the head of all principality and authority: read more.
in whom you have been also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, when you were buried with him in immersion, in which you were also raised with him by your faith in the energy of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, being dead to your offenses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all your offenses; having blotted out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us, which was opposed to us, he also took it out of the way, driving a nail through it by means of his cross; and having spoiled the principalities and authorities, he made a show of them openly by triumphing over them through it.

For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.


nor hight, nor depth, nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. SECTION THIRD. God's Dealings with Israel as a People,


And to the angel of the church in Laodicea, write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;




and enlighten all men with respect to the plan of the mystery, which was concealed from the ages in God, who created all things;


And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning, didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands.

for by him were all things created, things in heaven and things in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities; all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist:


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

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

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

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

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


And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you.



But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.

But that you may know that the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,)

But that you may know that the Son of man on the earth has power to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your bed, and go to your house.


And when he saw their faith, he said to him: Man, your sins are forgiven you.

Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much. But he to whom little is forgiven, loves little. And he said to her: Your sins are forgiven. And those who reclined at table with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that also forgives sins? read more.
But he said to the woman: Your faith has saved you; go in peace.


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

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

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

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

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




And Paul said: John immersed with the immersion of repentance, saying to the people, that they must believe on him who should come after him, that is, on the Christ, Jesus.





Salute one another with a kiss of love. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus.


It is the spirit that makes alive; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I speak to you are spirit and life. But there are some among you who believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who he was that would betray him.

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-dresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit, he takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Now are you pure, through the word which I have spoken to you.

I know that you are the posterity of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have seen with your father. They answered and said to him: Abra ham is our father. Jesus said to them: If you were the children of Abraham, you would do the works of Abraham. read more.
But now you seek to kill me, a man that has spoken to you the truth, which I have heard from God; this Abraham did not. You do the works of your father. They said to him: We were not born of lewdness; we have one father, God. Jesus said to them: If God were your father, you would love me; for I came forth from God and have come hither; nor, indeed, did I come of myself, but he sent me. Why do you not know what I say? Because you can not understand my words. You are of your father, the devil; and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the be ginning, and stood not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks that which is false, he speaks from what is his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. But because I speak the truth, you believe me not. Which of you convicts me of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe me? He that is of God, hears God's words. For this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.

Jesus cried, and said: He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that sees me, sees him that sent me. I have come a light into the world, that he who believes on me, may not remain in darkness. read more.
And if any one hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has that which judges him: the word which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the last day.

Jesus said to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. And from this time you know him, and have seen him. Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be content. read more.
Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. The Father who dwells in me, he does the works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me. If not, believe me on account of the works themselves.


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


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

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

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

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


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



In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father in your behalf;




And in that day you shall ask nothing of me; verily, verily I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give you. Till this time you have asked for nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.


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

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

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

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

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

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



But you rejected the Holy and Just One, and demanded that a murderer should be given to you;


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

While he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered much to-day in a dream, because of him.



While he was yet speaking, there came some one from the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and said to him: Your daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying: Fear not, only believe, and she shall be saved. And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to go in but Peter and James and John, and the father and the mother of the child. read more.
And all were weeping and lamenting her. Bat he said: Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him, knowing that she was dead. But he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, and said: Child, arise. And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And he commanded that food should be given her. And her parents were amazed. But he charged them to tell no one what had been done.

And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when the multitude had been sent out, he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. read more.
And the fame of this went abroad in all that land.

While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him.

And behold, there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him earnestly, saying: My little daughter is at the point of death; come, lay thy hands on her, that she may be saved, and she will live. And he went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and pressed upon him.

While he was yet speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue, who said: Your daughter is dead; why give the Teacher further trouble? But as soon as Jesus heard what was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe. And he suffered no one to follow him, except Peter and James and John the brother of James. read more.
And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw the tumult, and those who were weeping and wailing greatly. And he went in and said to them: Why do you make a tumult and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and mother of the child, and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. And he took the child by the hand, and said to her: Talitha kumi; which is, when translated, Maiden, (I say to you,) arise. And the maiden immediately arose and walked, for she was twelve years old. And they were greatly astonished. And he charged them strictly that no one should know this. And he commanded that something should be given her to eat.

And, behold, there came a man, whose name was Jairus; and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and he fell down at the feet of Jesus, and besought him to come into his house; for he had a daughter, his only child, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he went, the multitude pressed upon him.


and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense to the disobedient, who stumble at the word because they are disobedient, to which stumbling they were also appointed.










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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

And when much of the day was now spent, his disciples came to him, and said: This is a desert place, and much of the day is now spent; send them away, that they may go into the country and the villages round about, and buy bread for them selves: for they have nothing to eat. He answered and said to them: Do you give them food. And they said to him: Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give them food? read more.
He said to them: How many loaves have you? Go and see. And when they had learned, they said: Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all recline in table parties upon the green grass. And they reclined in oblong squares, by hundreds, and by fifties. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed; and he broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples to place before them. And he divided the two fishes among them all. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces, and of the fishes. And those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.

And the day began to decline; and the twelve came and said to him: Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and the country round about, and lodge, and find food; for we are here in a desert place. But he said to them: Do you give them food. They replied: We have nothing but five loaves and two fishes, unless we go and buy food for all these people. For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them recline in companies of fifty. read more.
And they did so, and made them all recline. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and broke, and gave them to the disciples, to set before the multitude. And they all ate, and were satisfied; and there was taken up what remained to them of the broken pieces, twelve baskets.

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


And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, the sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way: and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on stony places, where they had not much earth; and they immediately sprung up, because they had no depth of earth. read more.
But when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked them. Others fell upon good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred, some fifty. some thirty. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

The sower went forth to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the birds of the air ate it up. And some fell upon the rock; and when it had sprung up, it withered, because it had no moisture. And some fell in the midst of thorns; and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. read more.
And other seed fell into good ground, and sprung up, and produced fruit a hundred-fold. When he had said these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

Hear you, therefore, the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he that received seed by the way side. He that received seed on the stony places is he that hears the word, and immediately receives it with joy. read more.
Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while; and when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, he immediately takes offense. He that received seed among the thorns, is he that hears the word; and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. But he that received seed on the good ground, is he that hears the word and understands it; who also produces fruit, and yields, one a hundred; another, sixty; another, thirty.

And again he began to teach by the sea; and a great multitude came together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat in the sea: and the whole multitude was on the land near the sea. And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching: Hear; Behold, the sower went forth to sow; read more.
and it came to pass, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth: and it immediately sprung up, because it had no depth of earth. And when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produced no fruit. And other seed fell in the good ground, and produced fruit that grew up and increased, and produced, one thirty, one sixty, and one a hundred. And he said: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

The sower sows the word. These are they that received seed by the wayside, where the word is sown; and when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they that, in like manner, received seed in stony places: who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy: read more.
and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a time; afterward, when affliction or persecution arises on account of the word, they immediately take offense. And these are they that received seed among thorns; who hear the word, and the anxieties of this age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And these are they that received seed on the good ground; who hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred.

But the meaning of the parable is this: The seed is the word of God; those by the way side are they that hear; then comes the devil and takes the word from their heart, lest they should believe and be saved. Those on the rock are they that, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who, for awhile, believe, and in time of temptation apostatize. read more.
That which fell among thorns are those who hear, and so conduct them selves, that they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are those who, in a good and honest heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


for the words which thou gavest me I have given them; and they have received them, and they know surely that I came forth from thee, and they believe that thou didst send me.

I have many things to say, and to judge with respect to you; but he that sent me is true; and what things I have heard from him, these I speak to the world.


He that loves me not, keeps not my words; and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.


And I have made known to them thy name, and will continue to make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

For I have not spoken of myself: but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal. What things I speak therefore, as the Father has said to me, so I speak.

Then said Jesus to them: When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father has taught me I speak these things.



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

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

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


This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou hast come as a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou doest, unless God be with him.

GOD, who in many parts and in many ways spoke in ancient times to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom, also, he made the ages;

I have made known thy name to the men that thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them, to me, and they have kept thy word.

And no man has ascended into heaven, but he who came down from heaven, the Son of man, who is in heaven.



And I have made known to them thy name, and will continue to make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.



And when he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him. And behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. read more.
And he said to them: Why are you fearful, you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a great calm. But the men were astonished, and said: What man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

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

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







Then Jesus said to them: All of you will he offended at me this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.


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

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

And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb; and it came to pass, when the demon had gone out, that the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes wondered. But some of them said: He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons.

But, knowing their purpose, he said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and a house that is divided against a house, falls. If Satan be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say, that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. But if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. read more.
But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then has the kingdom of God already come upon you. When the strong man armed keeps guard over his palace, his goods are in peace; but when one stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes away all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathers not with me, scatters.


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

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

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

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

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


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



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








I charge you, therefore, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom,









If, then, God gave them the like gift that he gave to us who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I, that I could withstand God?


Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and, as I said to the Jews, whither I go, you can not come, so now I say to you.


A little while, and you will not see me; and again, a little while, and you will see me, be cause I go to the Father.

Then spoke Jesus to them again; I go away, and you will seek me, and in your sin you shall die; whither I go, you can not come.

Then Jesus said to them: Yet a little while I am with you, and I go away to him that sent me. You will seek me, and shall not find me; and where I am, you can not come.



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

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

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

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


And to the angel of the church in Laodicea, write: These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;



for the words which thou gavest me I have given them; and they have received them, and they know surely that I came forth from thee, and they believe that thou didst send me.

who is faithful to him that appointed him, as Moses also was faithful in all his house.


He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

But he said to them: Be not frightened; you seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here: see the place where they laid him.

He is not here, but he has risen; remember that he spoke to you while he was yet in Galilee,

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


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

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

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














as he says also in another place, Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchisedec.

And it is yet far more evident, if, after the likeness of Melchisedec, there arises another priest,

Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.


And they came to Jericho: and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timseus, was sitting on the roadside, begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say: Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me! And many rebuked him, that he should be silent. But he cried out yet the more: Son of David, have mercy on me! read more.
And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, and said to him: Take courage; arise, he calls you. And throwing away his mantle, he arose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said to him: What do you wish me to do for you? The blind man said to him: Rabboni, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said to him: Go, your faith has saved you. And he immediately received his sight, and followed Jesus on the road.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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



For which reason God has highly exalted him, and, also, bestowed on him a name that is above every name;




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

And he immediately compelled his disciples to get into the ship, and to go before him to the opposite side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And when he had sent them away, he went into the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone upon the land. read more.
And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking on the sea, and intended to pass by them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a specter, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were troubled. And he immediately spoke to them, and said: Take courage; it is I; be not afraid. And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered; for they had learned nothing from the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

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


Another parable he laid before them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like- a grain of mustard, that a man took and sowed in his field. It is, indeed, the least of all seeds; but when it is grown it is the largest of garden-plants, and be comes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and roost in its branches.

Then he said: To what is the kingdom of God like; and to what shall I liken it? It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took, and sowed in his garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the birds of the air roosted in its branches.

And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or, by what similitude shall we illustrate it? It is like a grain of mustard, which, when it is sown in the ground, is less than all seeds that are in the ground; yet, when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes larger than all garden-plants, and sends out great branches, so that the birds of the air can roost under its shadow.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


And all were amazed, so that they questioned one another, saying: What means this? What new teaching is this, that with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him?

And he came into his own country, and taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said: Whence has this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

The attendants answered: Never did man speak like this man.

And they were astonished at his teaching, for his word was with authority.


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

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

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


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

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

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





If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. And from this time you know him, and have seen him. Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be content. Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father? read more.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. The Father who dwells in me, he does the works.

And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods? If he called them gods, to whom the word of God was committed, (and the scripture can not be made void,) do you say of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You speak impiously, because I said, I am the Son of God? read more.
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not; but if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Jesus said to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. And from this time you know him, and have seen him. Philip said to him: Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be content. read more.
Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. The Father who dwells in me, he does the works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me. If not, believe me on account of the works themselves.

Jesus spoke these words, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify thy Son, that thy Son may also glorify thee; as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that he may give eternal life to all that thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. read more.
I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, Father, glorify me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the men that thou gavest me out of the world. Thine they were, and thou gavest them, to me, and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all things that thou hast given me are from thee; for the words which thou gavest me I have given them; and they have received them, and they know surely that I came forth from thee, and they believe that thou didst send me. I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for them whom thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world; but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep in thy name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name. Those whom thou gavest me, I have kept; and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture may be fulfilled. And now I come to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the Evil One. They are not of the world, as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, so I send them into the world; and for them I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth. I pray, not for these only, but for those also who shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them, that they may be one, as we are one; I in them, and thou ID me, that they may be made perfect in one, that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.