Thematic Bible: Jesus Christ


Thematic Bible




What then if ye see the Son of man ascending where he was formerly?




GOD, who spake to the fathers of old at various times, and in different manners by the prophets, in these last days hath spoken to us by a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;



But to the Son, "Thy throne, O God, is unto eternity; a sceptre of rectitude is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of exultation above those who partake with thee." "And thou from the beginning, O Lord, hast founded the earth, and the heavens are the works of thine hands. read more.
They will be destroyed, but thou remainest; and they all will grow old as a garment, and as a cloak thou wilt wrap them up, and they will undergo a change: but thou art the same, and thy years will never end."

Because by him, and through him, and for him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever and ever. 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 was not one thing made that was made.

Your father Abraham exulted for joy that he should see this day of mine: and saw it, and rejoiced. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou hast not yet reached the age of fifty, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Before Abraham had a being, I Am.

Let the same sentiment of mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who being in the form of God counted it no usurpation to claim equality with God: but emptied himself, assuming the form of a servant, made after the similitude of mortal men;

Who is the image of the invisible God, the prime author of all creation: for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him: and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.

Seeing therefore that the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he also himself, in exact resemblance, partook of the same, that by death he might destroy him who held the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver those, even as many as through their whole life were subjects of bondage to the fear of death. For he verily took not on him the angelic nature, but assumed that of the seed of Abraham.

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



Jesus answered and said to them, Pull down this temple, and in three days I will rear it up again.



Then said Jesus, Let her alone: for the day of my burial hath she reserved this.

Behold, the hour is coming, yea, it is already come, that ye shall be dispersed, each after his own concerns, and shall leave me alone: though I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

Lo! we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles, to insult, and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third day he shall rise again.

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

And as they were returning into Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of men: and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were grieved exceedingly.


And as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

But he answering said, He that dippeth his hand with me into the dish, that man shall betray me. The Son of man indeed is departing, as it is written of him: but wo to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed! well had it been for that man if he had never had a being.

Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Do ye still sleep on, and repose yourselves? lo! the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go: lo! he that betrayeth me approaches.

For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him: and after being killed, the third day he shall rise again.

And they were on the road going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was advancing before them: and they were astonished; and followed him full of fear. And again taking the twelve aside, he began to tell them what things were about to befall him: For, lo! said he, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles: and they will insult him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and kill him: and the third day he shall 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 on the third day rise again. And he said unto them, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever would preserve his life shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake, shall preserve it.

Then taking aside the twelve, he said to them, Lo, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things written by the prophets concerning the Son of man will be fulfilled. For he shall be delivered up to the Gentiles, and they shall insult him, and treat him with indignity, and spit upon him: and after scourging, shall slay him: and 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 eateth bread with me, hath lift up his heel against me. Now I tell you previously, before this comes to pass, that, when it cometh to pass, ye may believe that I am. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I shall send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. read more.
As Jesus was speaking these words, he was greatly agitated in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked one at another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was one of the disciples reclining on the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved. Therefore Simon Peter gave him a significant look, that he should inquire of Jesus, which of them it should be of whom he spake. And he leaning on the breast of Jesus, said to him, Lord, which is it? Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give this morsel of bread, when I have dipped it. And dipping the morsel of bread, he gave it unto Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus saith to him, What thou doest, do quickly.

Simon Peter saith to him, Lord, Whither art thou going? Jesus answered him, Whither I am going, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me hereafter. Peter saith to him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thee. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for me? Verily, verily, I tell thee, the cock will not crow, before thou shalt deny me thrice.



Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up thy sword into the scabbard: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?




who hath not daily need, as the high-priests, first, to offer sacrifice for their own sins, afterwards, for those of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.

Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment I have received from my Father.


(for in that case he must have suffered often since the foundation of the world:) but now once for all at the consummation of the ages hath he been manifested for the abolishing sin by the sacrifice of himself.

But I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how am I distressed in spirit till it is finished!



Again the second time he went away, and prayed, saying, O my Father, If it be not possible, that this cup pass from me, but that I should drink it, thy will be done.

Jesus answered, I told you that I am he: if therefore ye are seeking me, permit these to go away:

And he said unto them, With earnest desire have I longed to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

The Son of man indeed is departing, as it is written of him: but wo to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed! well had it been for that man if he had never had a being.

Thinkest thou, that I cannot now entreat my Father, and he will give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

And again he went away, and prayed, speaking the same sentence.

And it came to pass, as the days hastened to their period when he should be received up [to glory], that he resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem;

They answered him, Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. Then stood also Judas, who betrayed him, with these men.



And when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said within himself, If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what kind of a woman this is that toucheth him; for she is a notorious sinner.

Then the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet, who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

And they sought to apprehend him; but were afraid of the people, for they held him as a prophet.

And fear fell on all, and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us, and that God hath looked down with mercy on his people.

But I must go on to-day and to-morrow, and the day following: for it is impossible that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

And he said to them, Of what sort? and they said to him, Those which relate to Jesus the Nazarean, who was a man, a prophet, mighty in word and deed before God and all the people:


When therefore the men saw the miracle which Jesus had done, they said, This is of a certainty that prophet which is to come into the world.

Many then of the multitude, when they heard this declaration, said, This man is certainly a prophet.

They say to the blind man again, What sayest thou of him? that he opened thine eyes? Then he replied, That he is a prophet.

this man came to Jesus in the night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou dost, unless God be with him.


This is the Moses who said unto the children of Israel, "A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up for you from among your brethren, as myself; him shall ye hear."

But it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not hearken to that prophet, shall be utterly exterminated from amidst the people."

how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation, which, commencing at the beginning to be spoken by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by those who had heard him;

For Moses truly said unto the fathers, "A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you from among your brethren, like myself; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall speak to you. But it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not hearken to that prophet, shall be utterly exterminated from amidst the people."


As he was thus speaking, one of the servants who stood by him gave Jesus a slap on the face, saying, Dost thou answer the high-priest in this fashion? Jesus replied to him, If I have spoken in an improper manner, bear witness of the evil deed: but if properly, why strikest thou me?

THESE things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: even as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that with regard to all those whom thou hast given him, he should give to them eternal life: and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah. read more.
I have glorified thee upon earth: I have completed the work which thou gavest me to perform. And now, Father, do thou glorify me with thyself in the glory which I held with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the persons whom thou gavest me out of the world: for thee they had a being, and to me thou hast given them; and thy word have they kept. Now have they known, that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee. For the declarations which thou gavest to me I have delivered to them; and they have received them, and have known assuredly that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me. I entreat for them: I make no request for the world; but for those thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now no longer am I in this world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father! preserve them for thy name's sake whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. When I was with them in the world, I preserved them by thy name: those whom thou hast given me have I guarded, and not one of them is perished, except the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to thee; and I am speaking these things in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.


For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God hath not given the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

They said, therefore to him, Who art thou? And Jesus said to them, Assuredly the same as I am telling you. I have many things to speak and to decide concerning you: but he that sent me is true; and the things which I have heard from him I speak to the world. They knew not that he spake to them of the Father. read more.
Then said Jesus to them, When ye shall have lifted up on high the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am, and of myself have I done nothing; but as the Father hath instructed me, so I speak. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; because I always do the things acceptable to him.

Then Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that every one who believeth on me should not abide in darkness. read more.
And if any man, hearing my words, believeth not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that sets me at nought, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: even the word which I have spoken, the same shall judge him at the last day. Because I have not spoken of myself; but the Farther who has sent me, he gave me commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal: therefore the things which I speak to you, just as the Father spake to me, so speak I.

I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth no fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he pruneth it clean, that it may bring forth more fruit. Ye are already clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. read more.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine: so neither can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, this person beareth much fruit: because without me ye can do nothing. If any man abide not in me, he is cast out as a branch, and withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done for you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye should bring forth much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Just as the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and as I abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may abide in you, and your joy may be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever things I command you. I no more call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master is doing: but I have called you friends because I have made known to you all things which I have heard of my Father.

His disciples said unto him, Lo! now thou speakest plainly, and speakest in no-wise proverbial. Now we know that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any person should ask thee: by this we believe that thou hast come forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? read more.
Behold, the hour is coming, yea, it is already come, that ye shall be dispersed, each after his own concerns, and shall leave me alone: though I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things have I spoken to you, that ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good courage; I have overcome the world.

THE former treatise, Theophilus, I composed, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach, until that day, when having given a charge to his apostles through the Holy Ghost, whom he had chosen, he was taken up: to whom also he had shewed himself alive, after he had suffered, by many infallible proofs, during forty days being frequently seen by them, and speaking of the things which relate to the kingdom of God:



THE former treatise, Theophilus, I composed, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,

But be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your leader, the Messiah; and ye all are brethren.


And he taught in their synagogues, being universally admired.

this man came to Jesus in the night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou dost, unless God be with him.

And it came to pass on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and a man was there, and his right hand was shrunk.

And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God with veracity; and carest for no man, for thou regardest not the person of men:

And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him, as he was teaching, demanding, By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority?

And they come and say to him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not?

And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and respectest no man's person, but teachest the way of God in truth:

THEN seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and seating himself, his disciples came to him:

AND it came to pass, when Jesus had finished his injunctions to his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.

In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid not hold upon me.

AND again he began to teach by the sea side: and a vast multitude was assembled about him, so that he went into a vessel to sit down on the sea, and all the multitude was on the land close by the sea.

But they were urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching through all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place.


Then he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was begirt.






but emptied himself, assuming the form of a servant, made after the similitude of mortal men; and found in fashion as man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even to the death of the cross.

For which is the greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that waits? is not he that sitteth at table? but I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.

And it came to pass, as he sat in his house, many tax-gatherers and sinners came, and sat down at table with Jesus and his disciples.

And after these things he went out, and saw a farmer of the taxes, named Levi, sitting at the custom-house: and he said unto him, Follow me. And leaving all behind, he rose, and followed him.

If therefore I have washed your feet, though the Lord and the Master; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

The portion of scripture which he had been reading was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before him who sheareth it is dumb, so he opened not his mouth: in his humiliation his judgment was taken away: but his generation who can describe? for his life was taken away from the earth."



They said, therefore to him, Who art thou? And Jesus said to them, Assuredly the same as I am telling you. I have many things to speak and to decide concerning you: but he that sent me is true; and the things which I have heard from him I speak to the world. They knew not that he spake to them of the Father. read more.
Then said Jesus to them, When ye shall have lifted up on high the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am, and of myself have I done nothing; but as the Father hath instructed me, so I speak. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; because I always do the things acceptable to him.


Then Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore sought they the more to kill him, because he had not only broken the sabbath, but called God his own Father, setting himself on an equality with God. Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing by himself, except what he hath seen the Father do: for whatsoever things he doeth, the same and in the same manner doth the Son. read more.
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things which he himself doeth: and greater works than these will he shew him, that ye may wonder.

Then said Jesus to them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst more. But I have told you, That though ye have seen me, yet ye have not believed. Every individual which the Father giveth me will come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in nowise cast out. read more.
For I came down from heaven, not with a view to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man been in fault, nor his parents; but it is in order to make manifest the works of God in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work.

Jesus answered and said to him, If any man love me, he will observe my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not, doth not observe my sayings: and the word which ye are hearing is not mine, but of him that sent me. These things have I spoken to you, while I continue among you. read more.
But the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, which I have spoken to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I to you. Let not your heart be agitated, nor shrink back through fear. Ye have heard that I told you, I am going away, though I am coming again to you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I am going to the Father: because my Father is greater than I. And now I have informed you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. I shall not speak many things more with you: for the ruler of this world is coming, though in me he hath no part. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father hath given me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

THESE things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: even as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that with regard to all those whom thou hast given him, he should give to them eternal life: and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah. read more.
I have glorified thee upon earth: I have completed the work which thou gavest me to perform.

For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sin. Wherefore, coming into the world, he saith, "Sacrifice and oblation thou hast not chosen, but thou hast exactly fashioned a body for me: thou hast had no delight in whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices for sin: read more.
then I said, Here am I; (in the volume of the book it is written of me) I come to do thy will, O God." Having said before that sacrifice, and oblation, and whole burnt-offerings and sin-offerings thou hast not chosen, nor takest pleasure in, (which are offered according to the law,) he then added, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He abolishes the first that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all.


Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in yourselves. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath life eternal: and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh truly is meat, and my blood truly is drink. read more.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.

MY dear children, these things I write to you, that ye should not sin. And if any of us sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he himself is the propitiatory victim for our sins: and indeed not for ours only, but for the whole world. And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. read more.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and in him the truth is not. But whosoever keepeth his word, verily in him is the love of God perfected: by this we know that we are in him. He who saith that he abideth in him, ought as he walked, even so himself to walk.

Philip saith to him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith to him, Am I all this while with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works. read more.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and at least believe me on account of the works themselves. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works which I do shall he do also; yea, and greater than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; because he dwelleth 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 seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. In that day ye shall know that I am in the Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many fleshly wise, not many men in power, not many men of high birth, are called: but the foolish things of this world hath God elected, that he might confound the wise; and the feeble things of the world hath God elected, that he might confound the mighty; and the ignoble things of the world, and the despicable, hath God elected, and the things that are not, to bring to nought the things which are, read more.
that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who hath been made to us of God wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Beware that no man make a prey of you by means of philosophy and vain delusion, after the tradition of men, after the principles of the world, and not after Christ: for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power: read more.
in whom also ye have been circumcised with the circumcision not made with hands, by the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, through the circumcision of Christ: buried with him in baptism, in which also ye have been raised up together with him by faith, the energy of God, who raised him from the dead.

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things which are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. read more.
And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him; and by this we know that he abideth in us, from the Spirit which he hath given us.

We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the power of that wicked one. But we know that the Son of God hath come, and hath given to us understanding, that we might know the true God; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus the Messiah. HE is the true God, and the life eternal.


Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and tell them, I am ascending to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God.

Then the Lord, after having thus spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Then opened he thoroughly their understanding, that they should understand the scriptures, and said to them, That thus it is written, and thus must the Messiah suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sin should be preached in his name unto all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. read more.
And ye are the witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send unto you the promise of my Father: but sit ye down in the city of Jerusalem, until ye shall be endued with power from on high. And he led them without [the city] as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. And it came to pass, as he pronounced the benediction upon them, he was parted from them, and taken up into heaven.

Though no man hath ascended into heaven, except he that descended from heaven, that Son of man the I am in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, in like manner must the Son of man be lifted up:

NOW before the feast of the passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour was come, that he should go out of this world to the Father, having loved his peculiar people that are in the world, he loved them to the end. And supper being served, (the devil having now injected into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, that he should betray him;) Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he came out from God, and was going to God;

But to every one of us hath the grace been given, according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore the Scripture saith, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men." Now this, that he ascended, what does it imply? but that he also first descended into the more internal parts of the earth? read more.
He that descended is the same also, who ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

The antitype to which baptism now saveth us (not the mere removal of filth from the flesh, but the engagement of a good conscience to God), by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: who is at the right hand of God, gone into heaven, angels and dominations and powers being put in subjection under him.


These are they who have not defiled themselves with women; for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: these have been redeemed among men, as first-fruits to God, and to the Lamb.






And there came to me one of the seven angels who held the seven vases full of the seven last plagues, and he talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

And when he had taken the book, the four living beings and the four and twenty presbyters prostrated themselves before the lamb, having each harps, and vases of gold, full of perfumes smoaking, which are the prayers of the saints.

Because the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will feed them, as a shepherd, and lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes.

And they sung the sacred ode of Moses the servant of the Lord, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, O Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, O King of saints.


And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them 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 who sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:


And I beheld, and lo! in the midst of the throne, and of the four living beings, and in the midst of the presbyters, stood a lamb as just slaughtered, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that are sent forth into all the world:

And I saw another beast rising up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, though he spake as the dragon.

After these things I looked, and beheld a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation, and tribe, and people, and tongue, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands and crying with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb.

And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty is the temple thereof, even the Lamb. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine upon it: for the glory of God illuminates it, and the Lamb is the lamp thereof.















There is one body, and one spirit, even as ye have been called to one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God, and father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Jesus answered them; I told you, and ye believed not: the works which I do in the name of my Father, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: read more.
and I give unto them everlasting life and they shall never perish to eternity, and no person shall pluck them out of my hand. My Father, who gave them to me, is greater than all and no one shall pluck them out of my Father's hand.

Jesus answered and said to him, If any man love me, he will observe my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not, doth not observe my sayings: and the word which ye are hearing is not mine, but of him that sent me. These things have I spoken to you, while I continue among you. read more.
But the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, which I have spoken to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I to you. Let not your heart be agitated, nor shrink back through fear. Ye have heard that I told you, I am going away, though I am coming again to you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I am going to the Father: because my Father is greater than I.


Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the injunctions as I delivered them unto you. But I desire you to take notice that the head of every man is Christ; but the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.

But when he shall have put all things under him, then also the Son himself shall be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be all in all.


THAT which was from the beginning, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have gazed upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have beheld it, and bear testimony, and declare unto you that life eternal, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we to you, that ye also may have communion with us: and indeed our communion is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.



giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath plucked us out from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of his love: in whom we have redemption through his blood, and forgiveness of sins. read more.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the prime author of all creation: for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him: and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.

THESE things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: even as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that with regard to all those whom thou hast given him, he should give to them eternal life: and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah. read more.
I have glorified thee upon earth: I have completed the work which thou gavest me to perform. And now, Father, do thou glorify me with thyself in the glory which I held 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 was not one thing made that was made. read more.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.


And great multitudes came to him, bringing with them the lame, blind, dumb, cripples, and many others, and cast them down at the feet of Jesus; and he cured them all:

And in that very hour he cured many of diseases and acute complaints, and evil spirits; and to many blind persons he gave sight.

this man came to Jesus in the night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou dost, unless God be with him.

And when Jesus was come forth, he saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and healed their sick.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every malady among the people. And there went out a report of him into all Syria: and they brought unto him all who had illness, the afflicted with various diseases and painful complaints, and the demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them.

and he healed many who were grievously afflicted with a variety of diseases; and he cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak for they knew him.

Now while he was at Jerusalem at the passover, during the feast, many believed on his name, when they beheld the miracles which he did.

And coming down with them, he stood on a level spot: and the crowd of his disciples, and a vast multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they who were disturbed with unclean spirits: and they were cured. And all the multitude strove to touch him, for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.


and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be changed and be as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself, as this little child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And he said to them, Ye are from those beneath; I am from those above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Another parable proposed he to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man who sowed good seed in his field: and while the men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed zizane among the wheat, and departed. But when the blade was shot up, and produced fruit, then appeared also the zizane. read more.
The servants of the proprietor came, and said to him, Master, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it the zizane? He saith unto them, Some man, an enemy, hath done this. Then the servants said to him, Wilt thou that we go and weed them out? he replied, No; lest perhaps in weeding out the zizane, we root up the wheat with them. Let them both grow together till the harvest: and at the harvest-time I will say to the reapers, Gather out first the zizane, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is among the smallest of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is among the greatest of herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make their nests in the branches of it. Another parable spake he to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and covered up in three measures of flour, until the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus in parables to the multitudes; and without a parable he spake not to them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables, I will bring forth things hid from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus dismissing the multitudes, went into a house; and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain to us the parable of the zizane of the field. And he replying said to them, He that sowed the good seed, is the Son of man; the field is the world: and the good seed are those who are the children of the kingdom; but the zizane are the children of the wicked one; the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the zizane are gathered, and burned in the fire; just so shall it be at the end of this world. The Son of man shall send out his angels, and shall gather together out of his kingdom all things offensive, and those who practise iniquity; and will cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field: which when a man findeth, he hideth, and for joy thereof, goeth away and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchantman in search of beautiful pearls: who, having discovered one of vast price, went away and sold all that he possessed, and bought it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and colleting fish of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to the beach, and sitting down, selected the good into baskets, but cast those of a bad kind away. Just so shall it be at the end of this world: the angels shall go forth, and shall separate the wicked from amidst the just, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things?

neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Jesus replied, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom had been of this world, then would my servants have struggled hard, that I should not have been delivered up to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Then said Pilate unto him. Art thou not a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. For this end I was born, and for this I came into the world, that I should be a witness for the truth. Every one who is of the truth heareth my voice.

Wherefore from the present moment know we no man after the flesh: yea though we have also known Christ after the flesh, yet so henceforth know we him no more. Wherefore if any person be in Christ, he is a new creation: the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

For though we walk in the flesh, we war not after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God for the casting down the strong holds [of corruption]; laying low proud reasonings, and every high thing which exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and making every thought captive to the obedience of Christ:



Ye are they who have continued with me during my trials.


And immediately the Spirit impelled him to go into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministred unto him.


THEN was Jesus led away by the spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he became hungry. And the tempter coming to him said, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones be made loaves. read more.
But he answering said, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and placed him on a wing of the temple, and saith to him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, "that he shall give his angels a charge concerning thee: and in their hands shall they hold thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." Jesus said unto him, It is written again, "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." Again the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall prostrate and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Avaunt Satan! for it is written, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and to him only thou pay divine adoration." Then the devil leaveth him, and lo! angels came and ministered unto him.

THEN Jesus full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the spirit into the wilderness, being tempted forty days by the devil; and did eat nothing during those days: and when they were ended, afterwards he was hungry. And the devil said to him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone that it become a loaf. read more.
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." And the devil taking him up into an exceeding high mountain, displayed before him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time: and the devil said unto him, I will give thee all this authority, and the glory of these; for to me it is delivered, and to whomsoever I will, I give it. If therefore thou wilt worship before me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answering him, said, Get thee behind me, Satan, for it is written, "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and to him alone shalt thou pay divine honour." And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a wing of the temple, and said to him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thy self down from hence: for it is written, "He shall give his angels a charge over thee, to guard thee safely; and that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." And when the devil had closed all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.


Now Peter sat without in the hall: and there came to him a single maid-servant, saying, Thou also wert with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied it before them all, asserting, I know not what thou art saying. Then as he was going out at the gate, another maid-servant saw him, and saith to those who were there, This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth. read more.
Then again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. But after a little while they who stood by, came up and said to Peter, Assuredly thou also art one of them: for even thy speech maketh thee manifest. Then began he to utter the bitterest curses, and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said unto him, Before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And going out, he wept bitterly.

Then they who had apprehended Jesus, brought him to Caiaphas the high-priest, where the scribes and elders were assembled. But Peter followed him at a great distance unto the palace of the high-priest, and entering in, sat down with the servants, to see the issue.

And as Peter was in the hall, at the lower end, there came to him one of the high-priest's maid-servants: and seeing Peter warming himself, stedfastly looking at him, she said, Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. Then he denied it, saying, I do not so much as know him, nor understand what thou art saying. And he went out into the vestibule; and the cock crew. read more.
And a maid-servant observing him again; began to say to those who stood by, This man is one of them. Then he denied it again. And after a little while, they who stood by said to Peter, Of a certainty thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech is correspondent. Then began he to make the most dreadful imprecations, and to swear, I know not the man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word which Jesus spake unto him, That before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And casting his mantle over his face, he wept.

Meanwhile Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Then said they to him, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the high-priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, Did I not see thee in the garden with him? Then again Peter denied: and instantly the cock crew.

And they led Jesus unto the high-priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him at a distance, until he came into the palace of the high-priest: and was seated with the servants, and warming himself at the fire.

Then seizing upon him, they led him away, and brought him into the palace of the high-priest. But Peter followed at a distance. And as they had lighted a fire in the middle of the hall, and had seated themselves in a company, Peter sat down in the midst of them. But a certain maid-servant who sat at the fire, eyeing him, and looking at him stedfastly, said, This man was also with him. read more.
But he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another seeing him, said, Surely thou art one of them. Then said Peter, Man, I am not. And at about an hour's distance, another person strongly asserted, saying, Of a certainty this fellow was also with him: for he too is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And instantly, while he was yet speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord, turning round, looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, That before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter going without, wept bitterly.

and led him away to Annas first; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high-priest of that year. Now Caiaphas was the person who had given his advice to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should be destroyed instead of the people. Now Simon Peter had followed Jesus, and another disciple: and that disciple was acquainted with the high-priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high-priest. read more.
But Peter stood without at the door. Then that other disciple, who was acquainted with the high-priest, went out, and spoke to the porteress, and introduced Peter. Then said the damsel who kept the door to Peter, Art not thou also one of the disciples of this man? He saith, I am not. Now the servants and inferior officers having made a fire, for it was cold, stood and warmed themselves: and there stood Peter with them, and warmed himself.


Then said Jesus to them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst more. But I have told you, That though ye have seen me, yet ye have not believed. Every individual which the Father giveth me will come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in nowise cast out. read more.
For I came down from heaven, not with a view to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Though no man hath ascended into heaven, except he that descended from heaven, that Son of man the I am in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, in like manner must the Son of man be lifted up:

But to every one of us hath the grace been given, according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore the Scripture saith, "When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men." Now this, that he ascended, what does it imply? but that he also first descended into the more internal parts of the earth? read more.
He that descended is the same also, who ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

Then spake Jesus again to them, I am going away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: whither I am going ye cannot come. The Jews said therefore, Will he kill himself? because he said, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said to them, Ye are from those beneath; I am from those above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.



Jesus therefore said to them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in yourselves. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath life eternal: and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh truly is meat, and my blood truly is drink. read more.
He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him.

THESE things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: even as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that with regard to all those whom thou hast given him, he should give to them eternal life: and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah. read more.
I have glorified thee upon earth: I have completed the work which thou gavest me to perform. And now, Father, do thou glorify me with thyself in the glory which I held with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the persons whom thou gavest me out of the world: for thee they had a being, and to me thou hast given them; and thy word have they kept. Now have they known, that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee. For the declarations which thou gavest to me I have delivered to them; and they have received them, and have known assuredly that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me. I entreat for them: I make no request for the world; but for those thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now no longer am I in this world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father! preserve them for thy name's sake whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. When I was with them in the world, I preserved them by thy name: those whom thou hast given me have I guarded, and not one of them is perished, except the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to thee; and I am speaking these things in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I entreat not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest preserve them from the wicked one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I sent them into the world. And for them I devote myself, that they also might be sanctified by the truth. And not for them do I make request only, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word; that all may be one; as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that these also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And I have given them the glory, which thou hast given me; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, those whom thou hast given me, I will that where I am they may also be with me; that they may behold my glory, which thou gavest me: because thou hast loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father! though the world hath 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 make it known: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Philip saith to him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith to him, Am I all this while with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works. read more.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and at least believe me on account of the works themselves. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works which I do shall he do also; yea, and greater than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; because he dwelleth 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 seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. In that day ye shall know that I am in the Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and do the things which are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. read more.
And he that keepeth his commandments abideth in him, and he in him; and by this we know that he abideth in us, from the Spirit which he hath given us.

For though he was crucified in weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God: for we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God [displayed] towards you. Examine yourselves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your ownselves: know ye not your ownselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobate?



But be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your leader, the Messiah; and ye all are brethren. And call no man your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven. And be not called leaders; for one is your leader, the Messiah.

if we are this day examined relative to the good deed done to the infirm man, by what means he was restored; be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarean, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him doth this man stand here sound in your presence. This is the stone which, though set at nought by you builders, is become the head of the corner. read more.
And there is no salvation in any other person: for there is no other name under heaven given unto men, whereby we must be saved.

Now concerning eating things sacrificed unto idols: we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For though there are gods so called, whether celestial or terrestrial, (as [of this sort] there are gods many, and lords many;) but to us there is one God, the Father; of 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 arose Theudas, saying that he himself was a singular personage: to whom a number of men, about four hundred, attached themselves: who was taken off; and as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nothing. And after him arose Judas the Galilean, in the days of the enrolment, and drew away a multitude of the populace after him: he also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

And Jesus answering said unto them, Beware that no man deceive you. For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Messiah; and shall deceive multitudes.

Then if any man say unto you, Lo! here is the Messiah, or there; believe it not: for false Messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and give out great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. Behold, I have forewarned you. read more.
Therefore if they say to you, He is in the wilderness; go not out: lo! he is in the secret closets; believe it not.

Then Jesus answering them, began to say, Beware that no man deceive you: for many will come in my name, saying, I am the Messiah; and shall deceive many.

And then, if any man say to you, Lo, here is the Messiah! or, lo there! believe it not. For many false Messiahs and false prophets shall arise, and shall propose signs and wonders to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. But be ye on your guard: lo! I have told you all things:

And they will say to you, Lo here! and lo there! go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning flashing from one quarter under heaven, shineth to another quarter under heaven; so shall the Son of man also be at his day.

Then he said, Take heed that ye be not deluded: for many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and the period approaches: go not therefore after them.


Then a dispute sprang up among them, which of them should be the greatest. But Jesus knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a little boy, and set him by his side, and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth Him that sent me: for he who is the least among you all, he shall be great.

Then Jesus, knowing their intention to come and to seize him by force, in order to make him king, retired again into the mountain by himself alone.

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, paying him obeisance, and petitioning a favour of him. Then he said to her, What is thy wish? She saith unto him, Tell me that these my two sons shall sit, the one at thy right hand, and the other at thy left, in thy kingdom. Then Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I am going to drink, and be baptised with the baptism with which I am baptised? They say unto him, We are able. read more.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of my cup, and with the baptism with which I am baptised, shall ye be baptised; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, it is not in my power to bestow, but on those, for whom it was prepared by my Father.

AT that time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, Who is indeed the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus calling a little boy, set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be changed and be as little children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

They then accordingly assembling together, asked him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time reestablish the kingdom of Israel? But he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times and the seasons, which the Father hath reserved under his own authority.

And they who went before, and who followed after, cried, saying, Hosanna: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that is coming in the name of the Lord: hosanna in the highest.


Beware that no man make a prey of you by means of philosophy and vain delusion, after the tradition of men, after the principles of the world, and not after Christ: for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power: read more.
in whom also ye have been circumcised with the circumcision not made with hands, by the putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, through the circumcision of Christ: buried with him in baptism, in which also ye have been raised up together with him by faith, the energy of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened with him, freely forgiving you all trespasses; and hath blotted out the handwriting in ordinances that was against us, which was the obstacle to us, and took it from the midst, nailing it to the cross; spoiling principalities and powers, he exposed them to view openly, triumphing over them on it.

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


nor exaltation, nor deepest depression, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of the creation of God;




and to make all men see what the communication of that mystery means, which was hid from the beginning in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:


"And thou from the beginning, O Lord, hast founded the earth, and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

for by him were all things created, celestial and terrestrial, visible or invisible, whether thrones, or dominations, or principalities, or powers, all were created by him, and for him: and he is before all, and by him all things subsist.


Then Pilate, convoking the chief priests and the rulers and the people, said unto them, Ye have brought this man to me, as one who perverteth the people: and lo! on examining him before you, I have found nothing culpable in this man, respecting the charges ye bring against him: nor Herod neither: for I referred you to him; and, lo, nothing is done to this man, as if he deserved death. read more.
I will therefore, after scourging, discharge him. (Now he held it necessary to release one to them at the feast.) Then the whole multitude set up a cry, saying, Away with this fellow, and release unto us Barabbas! (who for a certain sedition raised in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison.) Again therefore Pilate called out to them, desirous to see Jesus at liberty. But they clamoured the more, saying, Crucify, crucify him. Then the third time he said to them, What evil hath this man done? I have found nothing deserving death in him: I will therefore, after scourging, discharge him. But they were instant with the most clamorous vociferations, soliciting that he might be crucified. And their clamours, and those of the chief priests, bore him down. Then Pilate decreed that their petition should be granted. Then released he to them him who for sedition and murder had been cast into prison; but he gave up Jesus to their will.

Now at the feast, the governor had been accustomed to release one prisoner to the people, whomsoever they chose. And they had at that time a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. Being therefore gathered around him, Pilate said to them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus called Messiah? read more.
For he knew that out of envy they had delivered him up. Then, as he was sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent a message to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous person; for I have suffered much to-day in a dream on his account. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the populace that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor repeating the question, said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? They said Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called the Messiah? They all say to him, Let him be crucified. The governor replied, But what evil hath he done? They cried out with greater vehemence, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that it was of no use to contend, but that rather a tumult was rising, he took water, and washed his hands before the people, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man: ye must answer for it. Then all the people answering said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then he released unto them Barabbas: but having scourged Jesus, he delivered him up to be crucified.

Now at the feast, he released one prisoner to them, whomsoever they petitioned for. And there was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made an insurrection with him, and had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude, clamorous, began to petition him to do, as he had always done to them. read more.
Then Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the king of the Jews? (For he knew that out of envy the chief priests had delivered him up.) Then the chief priests stirred up the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. Then Pilate addressing them, said unto them again, What therefore do you wish that I should do with him whom ye call the king of the Jews? And they cried out again, Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, But what criminal act hath he done? And they cried the more vociferously, Crucify him. So Pilate, willing to do what would be satisfactory to the people, released to them Barabbas, and delivered Jesus to be scourged, in order to be crucified.

But ye have a custom, that I should release to you one person at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? Then again they all clamoured, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

THEN Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers having platted a crown of thorns, put it on his head, and they clothed him in a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they gave him slaps on the face with their hands. read more.
Then again went Pilate out, and said to them, Behold, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find in him no fault at all. Then came Jesus out, bearing the thorny crown, and the purple robe. And he said to them, Behold the man! When the chief priests therefore and the officers saw him, they cried vociferously, saying, Crucify him! crucify him! Pilate saith to them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him: for I have not found in him a fault. The Jews replied to him, We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, because he hath made himself the Son of God. When Pilate then heard this saying, he was the more afraid: and entered into the praetorium again, and saith to Jesus, From whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate to him, Dost thou not speak to me? dost thou not know that I have power to crucify thee, and that I have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou wouldest have had no authority over me, unless it had been given thee from above: for this reason, he that hath delivered me up to thee hath the greater crime. Upon this Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews clamoured, saying, If thou release this fellow, thou art no friend of Caesar's: every one who professes himself a king, speaks in opposition to Caesar. When Pilate therefore heard this speech, he brought Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment seat, in a place called the Stone Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith to the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried vociferously, Away with him, away! crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them, that he should be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away.


And lo! they brought him a paralytic stretched on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, Be of good cheer, son; thy sins are forgiven thee.



But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to forgive sins, (then he saith to the paralytic,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house.

But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to forgive sins, he saith to the paralytic,

But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the paralytic,) I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thy house.


And seeing their faith, he saith to him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

For which cause, I tell thee, her many sins are forgiven, for she hath loved much: but to whom a little is forgiven, he loveth little. And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they who sat at table with him began to say in themselves, Who is this, who even forgives sins? read more.
But he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.


And as Peter was in the hall, at the lower end, there came to him one of the high-priest's maid-servants: and seeing Peter warming himself, stedfastly looking at him, she said, Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. Then he denied it, saying, I do not so much as know him, nor understand what thou art saying. And he went out into the vestibule; and the cock crew. read more.
And a maid-servant observing him again; began to say to those who stood by, This man is one of them. Then he denied it again. And after a little while, they who stood by said to Peter, Of a certainty thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech is correspondent. Then began he to make the most dreadful imprecations, and to swear, I know not the man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter remembered the word which Jesus spake unto him, That before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And casting his mantle over his face, he wept.

And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him had given them a signal, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: seize him. And immediately approaching to Jesus, he said, Hail, master; and kissed him. read more.
Then spake Jesus to him, Friend, for what purpose art thou here? Then approaching they laid hands on Jesus, and seized him. And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretching out his hand, drew his sword, and striking at a servant of the high-priest, cut off his ear. Then saith Jesus unto him, Return thy sword into its sheath: for all who take the sword, shall perish by the sword. Thinkest thou, that I cannot now entreat my Father, and he will give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid not hold upon me. But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets should be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

And immediately, while he was yet speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came up, and a great multitude with him, with swords and staves, from the chief priests, and scribes, and elders. Now he that betrayed him, had given them a countersign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, seize him, and lead him off safely. And coming, he immediately drew up to him and said, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him. read more.
Then they laid their hands on him, and seized him. And one particular person of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus addressing them said, Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves, to apprehend me? Daily was I with you in the temple teaching, and ye laid no hold upon me: but [this is done] that the scriptures might be fulfilled. Then they all deserting him, fled. And a certain youth followed him, having a linen cloth wrapped round his naked body; and the young men laid hold of him; and leaving the linen cloth behind, he fled naked from them. And they led Jesus unto the high-priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him at a distance, until he came into the palace of the high-priest: and was seated with the servants, and warming himself at the fire.

And while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude, and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and approached Jesus to kiss him. Then said Jesus unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? Then when they who were about him saw what was ready to happen, they said unto him, Lord, shall we strike with the sword? read more.
And one of them struck at a servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. Then Jesus, addressing them, said, Permit me thus far: and touching his ear, he healed him. Then said Jesus to the chief priests and captains of the temple, and to the elders who were come forth against him, Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched out no hands upon me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

Now Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place: for frequently had Jesus consorted with his disciples there. Then Judas having taken a band of soldiers, and the inferior officers of the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and arms. Jesus therefore, conscious of all things that were coming upon him, going forward, said to them, Whom are ye seeking? read more.
They answered him, Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. Then stood also Judas, who betrayed him, with these men. As he then spake to them, I am he, they retreated backward, and fell flat on the ground. Again therefore he demanded of them, Whom seek ye? Then they said, Jesus the Nazarean. Jesus answered, I told you that I am he: if therefore ye are seeking me, permit these to go away: that the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, That of those whom thou hast given me, I have not lost one of them. Then Simon Peter having a sword, drew it, and struck a servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchas. Then said Jesus to Peter, Put up thy sword into the scabbard: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? The band therefore, and the chief captain, and the inferior officers of the Jews, seized on Jesus, and bound him,




Then said Paul, John indeed baptised with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people, That they should believe on him who was coming after him, that is, in Christ Jesus.





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


The Spirit is the life-giving power; the flesh contributeth nothing: the declarations which I make to you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who the person was that should betray him.

I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth no fruit, he taketh it away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he pruneth it clean, that it may bring forth more fruit. Ye are already clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

I know that ye are Abraham's seed; yet ye seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with my Father: and ye do therefore what ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Our Father is Abraham. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were the children of Abraham, ye would have done the works of Abraham. read more.
But now ye seek to kill me, a man who hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God. Abraham did not so. Ye do the works of your father. They said unto him, We are not born of whoredom; we have one Father, even God. Then said Jesus unto them, If God was your Father, ye would have loved me: for I came out from God, and I am coming; neither indeed came I of myself, but he hath sent me. Wherefore do ye not understand my speech? because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will practise. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stood not fast in the truth, because truth was not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh what is peculiarly his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. But because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you can convict me of sin? Now if I speak the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth the words of God: ye therefore do not hear him, because ye are not of God.

Then Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into the world, that every one who believeth on me should not abide in darkness. read more.
And if any man, hearing my words, believeth not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that sets me at nought, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: even the word which I have spoken, the same shall judge him at the last day.

Jesus saith to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father: and from henceforth ye know him and have seen him. Philip saith to him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. read more.
Jesus saith to him, Am I all this while with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and at least believe me on account of the works themselves.


AM I not an apostle? am I not a free man? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

And last of all he was seen also by me, who am but as an abortion.

And he said, The God of our fathers hath predestinated thee to know his will, and to see the Just One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.

Notwithstanding, arise, and stand on thy feet: for to this end have I appeared to thee, to ordain thee both a minister and a witness of the things which thou hast seen, and of those which I will shew thee;

And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good courage, Paul: for as thou hast borne testimony of the things concerning me at Jerusalem, so must thou bear a testimony at Rome also.

So advancing on his journey, he was drawing nigh to Damascus: and suddenly there shone around him a light from heaven: and falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? Then said he, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou art persecuting: It is difficult for thee to kick against the goads. read more.
And trembling and amazed he said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men who travelled with him stood astonished, hearing indeed a voice, but seeing no man. Then Paul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. And he was three days seeing nothing, and did neither eat nor drink. Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said unto him in a vision, Ananias! And he said, Here I am, Lord. Then the Lord said to him, Arise, go into the street called Strait, and inquire at the house of Judas for one named Saul a man of Tarsus: for, behold, he is praying, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming to him, and laying his hand upon him, that he may recover his sight. But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how many evils he hath inflicted on thy saints at Jerusalem: and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go: for this man is an elect vessel for me, to bear my name before nations, and kings, and the children of Israel: for I will shew him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake. Then went Ananias, and entered into the house; and laying his hands upon him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who was seen by thee in the way that thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest recover thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.


and beheld him saying to me, Make haste, and depart quickly from Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony of me.



In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I do not say to you, I will entreat the Father for you:




And in that hour ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That whatsoever things ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give you. Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be complete.


HAVING thus spoken, Jesus went out with his disciples beyond the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into which he went himself, and his disciples.

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

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

Then cometh Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane, and saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be deeply sorrowful, and to be overwhelmed with dejection. Then saith he to them. My soul is exceeding sorrowful even to death: abide here, and watch with me. read more.
And going a little farther, he fell on his face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh to the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and he saith to Peter, Is it so, that ye have not strength to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh weak. Again the second time he went away, and prayed, saying, O my Father, If it be not possible, that this cup pass from me, but that I should drink it, thy will be done. And coming, he found them asleep again, for their eyes were weighed down. And leaving them, he went away again, and prayed the third time, repeating the same sentence. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Do ye still sleep on, and repose yourselves? lo! the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us go: lo! he that betrayeth me approaches.

And they come to a place called Gethsemane, and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here whilst I shall pray. And he taketh Peter, and James, and John, with him; and he began to be filled with horrible dread, and to be sunk under dejection of spirit: and he saith to them, My soul is deeply afflicted even to death: abide here, and watch. read more.
And he went a little farther forward, and fell on the earth, and prayed, that if it were possible the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he came and found them asleep: and saith unto Peter, Sleepest thou? hast thou not strength to watch with me a single hour? Watch ye and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, speaking the same sentence. And when he returned, he found them again sleeping; for their eyes were weighed down: and they knew not what to answer him. Then the third time he cometh, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and repose: it is enough, the hour is come; lo! the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners; arise, let us go; behold, the traitor approaches me.

And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he came to the spot, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he withdrew from them about a stone's cast, and kneeling down, he prayed, read more.
saying, Father, if thou wilt, remove this cup from me! nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done. And an angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed with greater intenseness: and his sweat was as clots of blood falling on the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, on coming to his disciples, he found them sleeping from sorrow. And he said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise up, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.



But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and besought that a man, a murderer, might as a favour be given unto you;


And he said, The God of our fathers hath predestinated thee to know his will, and to see the Just One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.

Then, as he was sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent a message to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous person; for I have suffered much to-day in a dream on his account.



And while he was yet speaking, a person came to the ruler of the synagogue, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead, give the master no further trouble. Then Jesus hearing it, addressed him, saying, Fear not, only believe, and she shall be saved. And entering into the house, he suffered no person to come in, but Peter, and James, and John, and the father and mother of the child. read more.
Now all were weeping and lamenting her: and he said, Weep not, she is not dead, but asleep. And they derided him, for they knew that she was dead. And he put them all without, and taking her by the hand, cried, saying, Maid, arise! And her spirit returned, and she immediately arose; and he commanded to give her something to eat. And her parents were struck with amazement. But he enjoined them to tell no man what was done.

And when Jesus was come into the ruler's house, and saw the flute-players, and a multitude confusedly lamenting, he saith to them, Retire; for the little girl is not dead, but sleeping. And they derided him. So when the multitude was put out, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose. read more.
And the fame of it went forth into all that country.

As he was speaking these things to them, behold, there came a ruler, and prostrated himself before him, saying, My daughter hath just now died: but come and lay thine hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and his disciples also.

And, behold, there cometh to him one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus; and seeing him, fell at his feet, and entreated him importunately, saying, My little daughter is at the last gasp; wilt thou come, and lay thy hands upon her, that she may recover, and she shall live. And he went with him: and there followed him a great crowd, and they thronged him.

And while he was yet speaking, they came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, Thy daughter is dead; why dost thou trouble the master any further? But Jesus, instantly hearing the account given, said to the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe. And he permitted no person to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John a brother of James. read more.
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the confusion, as they were greatly lamenting and making loud moanings. And entering in he saith, Why make ye this uproar, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they derided him; but he thrusting them all out, took the father and the mother of the maiden, and those who were with him, and went in where the damsel was laid out. And taking the hand of the damsel, he saith unto her, Talitha cumi! which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise! And immediately the damsel arose and walked about, for she was twelve years old. And they were astonished with vast astonishment. And he very strongly charged them that no person should know it; and ordered something to be given her to eat.

And, behold, there came a man whose name was Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and falling at the feet of Jesus, he entreated him to come to his house; for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying: and as he was going, the multitude thronged him.


and a stone of stumbling, and rock of offence," to those who stumble at the word, disobedient; whereunto also they were appointed.










But when the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, whose name was Joseph, who himself also was a disciple of Jesus: he going in to Pilate, begged for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered the body to be given him. And Joseph receiving the body, wrapped it in clean linen; read more.
and laid it in his own new sepulchre, which he had hewn out in a rock: and rolling a vast stone against the door of the sepulchre, departed. And Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary, were there sitting opposite the sepulchre. Now on the morrow, which is the day after the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came in a body to Pilate, saying, Sir, we have reflected, that this deceiver, when yet alive, said, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made perfectly secure until the third day, lest his disciples coming by night, steal him, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead, so the last delusion would be worse than the first. Then said Pilate unto them, Ye have a guard, go and make it as secure as ye think fit. So they went and made the sepulchre secure, putting a seal upon the stone, after placing the guard.

And when the evening was now come (since it was the preparation, that is the day preceding the sabbath), Joseph, who was from Arimathea, came, a respectable person, a counsellor, and who himself also was expecting the kingdom of God; taking courage, he went in to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate marvelled that he should be already dead: and calling for the centurion, he asked him, If he had been dead any time. read more.
And when he knew it from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And having bought a wrapper of fine linen, and taken him down, he wrapped him in the linen cloth, and laid him in a sepulchre, which was hewn out of a rock; and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre. Now Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.

And lo! a man named Joseph, being a member of the council, a good man, and a just; (who had not given his assent to their determination and deed;) being of Arimathea, a city of the Jews: who himself also expected the coming of the kingdom of God. He went in to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. read more.
And taking it down from the cross, he wrapped it in linen cloth, and laid it in a sepulchre hewn out of a rock, where none had ever yet lain. And that was the preparation-day, and the sabbath's twilight was approaching. Then the women also, his attendants, who had followed him out of Galilee, observed the sepulchre, and how his corpse was laid out. And returning, they made preparation of aromatics and unguents; and they rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.

The Jews therefore, 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 away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, as they saw that he was already dead, they brake not his legs: read more.
but one of the soldiers with his lance pierced his side, and immediately there gushed out blood and water. And he that saw it bore witness, and we know that his testimony is true: and he himself is conscious that he speaketh what is true, that ye might believe. Now these things were done, that the scripture might be fulfilled, "A bone of him shall not be broken." And again another scripture saith, "They shall look on him whom they have pierced." And after these things Joseph of Arimathea, (being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews,) besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus and Pilate permitted him. Then he came and took away the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who had come to Jesus by night formerly, came also, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred weight. Then they took the body, and bound it with swathes together with the aromatics, as the custom is with the Jews to bury. And there was near the spot were he was crucified a garden and in the garden a new tomb, wherein no person had ever yet been laid. Because of the preparation of the Jews therefore, they laid Jesus there; for the sepulchre was just by.


And as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And exceedingly grieved, they began to say to him every one of them, Lord, am I the person? But he answering said, He that dippeth his hand with me into the dish, that man shall betray me. read more.
The Son of man indeed is departing, as it is written of him: but wo to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed! well had it been for that man if he had never had a being. Then Judas, who betrayed him, addressing him said, Master, is it I? He saith to him, Thou hast named the person.

And as they sat at table, and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I tell you, That one of you, who is eating with me, shall betray me. And they began to be very sorry, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? But he answering said to them, It is one of the twelve, who is dipping his hand with me into the dish. read more.
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been desirable for that man if he had never been born.

But lo! the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me at the table. And the Son of man indeed goeth, as is decreed: but wo to that man by whom he is betrayed! And they began to question among themselves, who it could possibly be of them who should do this thing.

As Jesus was speaking these words, he was greatly agitated in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Then the disciples looked one at another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was one of the disciples reclining on the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved. read more.
Therefore Simon Peter gave him a significant look, that he should inquire of Jesus, which of them it should be of whom he spake. And he leaning on the breast of Jesus, said to him, Lord, which is it? Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give this morsel of bread, when I have dipped it. And dipping the morsel of bread, he gave it unto Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus saith to him, What thou doest, do quickly. Now none of those who sat at table knew wherefore he had spoken to him. For some supposed, as Judas kept the purse, that Jesus was saying to him, Buy what we need for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. Having then received the sop, he went out immediately: now it was night.


And when they had insulted him, they took off from him the cloak, and put his own garments on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they were going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to carry his cross. And when they were come to a place called Golgotha (which is called the place of a skull), read more.
they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and having tasted it, he refused to drink.

And when they had treated him with mockery, they took off the purple robe from him, and clothed him with his own garments, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was passing by, coming out of the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. And they convey him to a place called Golgotha, which is being interpreted, The place of a skull. read more.
And they gave him to drink wine medicated with myrrh: but he received it not.

And as they led him out, laying hold on one Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, they laid on him the cross, to carry after Jesus. And a great multitude of the people and of women followed him, who also beat their breasts and lamented him bitterly. But Jesus turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but for yourselves, and for your children. read more.
For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which have not borne, and the breasts which never suckled. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us! and to the hills, Cover us! For if they do all these things with the green wood, what will be done with the dry? Now there were two other persons, malefactors, led out with him to be executed.

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


NOW when the morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus how they might put him to death. And having bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Then was Jesus placed before the governor, and the governor interrogated him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? Then Jesus replied to him, Thou sayest [true]. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he made no reply. Then saith Pilate to him, Hearest thou not how many things they testify against thee? read more.
And he made him no reply, no not to a single word: so that the governor marvelled exceedingly.

AND immediately the chief priests having held a council in the morning, with the elders, and scribes, and the whole sanhedrim, after binding Jesus, led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? He answering said to him, Thou sayest true. And the chief priests laid many accusations against him. read more.
Then Pilate again interrogated him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they testify against thee. But Jesus notwithstanding made not a word of reply; so that Pilate marvelled.

AND the whole multitude of them rising up, led him to Pilate, and began to accuse him, saying, We have found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to pay tribute to Caesar; pretending that he himself is the King Messiah. Then Pilate interrogated him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said to him, Thou sayest so. read more.
Then said Pilate unto the chief priests and the multitudes, I find nothing culpable in this man. But they were urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching through all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place.

Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium: and it was early: and they themselves went not into the praetorium, that they should not be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then came out to them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? They answered and said to him, If this fellow had not been a malefactor, we should not have delivered him up to thee. read more.
Pilate then said to them, Take him yourselves, and according to your own law judge him. The Jews then said to him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, intimating by what manner of death he should die. Pilate therefore entered again into the praetorium, and called Jesus, and said to him, Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Dost thou speak this from thyself, or did others speak to thee concerning me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thy own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee to me: what hast thou done? Jesus replied, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom had been of this world, then would my servants have struggled hard, that I should not have been delivered up to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Then said Pilate unto him. Art thou not a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. For this end I was born, and for this I came into the world, that I should be a witness for the truth. Every one who is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And having thus spoken, he went out again unto the Jews and saith to them, I find no fault in him.


Now the chief priests and elders and the whole sanhedrim, sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; and found none: and though many false witnesses came, they found it not [sufficient]. But at the last two false witnesses stepping forth, said, This fellow said, I am able to pull down the temple of God, and to build it up in three days. read more.
And the high-priest rising up, said to him, Answerest thou nothing? what do these men witness against thee? But Jesus was silent. And the high-priest addressing him, said, I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou tell us, if thou art the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus saith to him, Thou hast spoken [the fact]. Moreover I tell you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying, he hath blasphemed: what farther need have we of witnesses? lo! now ye have heard his blasphemy: what think ye? They answered and said, He is deserving of death. Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him about; and some slapt his face with their hands, saying, Prophesy to us, you Messiah, who it is that struck thee!

Then the chief priests, and the whole sanhedrim, sought for witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; yet found none. For many bore false witness against him, and their attestations did not correspond. And certain persons rising up, bore false witness against him, saying, read more.
We have heard him affirm, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and after three days I will build another not made with hands. But even then their testimony was not correspondent. So the high-priest rising up in the midst interrogated Jesus, Answerest thou nothing? What is it that these witness against thee? But he kept silence, and made them not a word of reply. Again the high-priest questioned him, and said to him, Art thou the Messiah, the Son of the blessed? Then said Jesus, I am. And ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rent his clothes, and said, What farther need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? And they all adjudged him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit upon him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and the servants slapped him on the face with their hands.

And the men who held Jesus insulted him, beating him with rods; and blindfolding him, smote him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is he that struck thee? And many other things, blaspheming, spake they against him. read more.
And when the day broke, the elders of the people and the chief priests and scribes assembled, and brought him into their sanhedrim, saying, If thou art the Messiah, tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: and if I shall ask you any question, ye will neither answer me, nor let me go free. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit at the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Yourselves say that I am. Then they said, What further need have we of witness? for we have heard it from his own mouth.

The high-priest then questioned Jesus concerning his disciples, and respecting his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews resorted; and in secret have I spoken nothing. Why dost thou question me? ask those who have heard me, what I have spoken to them: lo, they know what I said.


Then having crucified him, they parted his garments, casting the lot: that it might be fulfilled, what was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and for my vesture they threw the lot. And sitting down, they guarded him there. And they placed over his head his accusation in writing, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. read more.
Then were crucified with him two robbers, one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And they who were passing by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying, Thou that canst pull down the temple, and build it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, descend from the cross. And with similar language also did the chief priests, insulting him, with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees, say, He saved others, himself he is unable to save. If he be the King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him now deliver him, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. And in the same manner also, did the robbers who were crucified with him, revile him. Now from the fifth hour darkness fell upon all the land, unto the ninth hour. But about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with an exceeding loud cry, saying, Eli! Eli! lama, sabacthani? that is, My God! my God! why hast thou forsaken me? Then some of those who stood there, hearing him, said, This man is calling out for Elias. And immediately one of them, running, and taking a sponge, and filling it with vinegar, and fastening it to a pole, put it to him to drink. The others said, Let him alone, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Then Jesus crying again with a loud voice gave up the ghost. And, lo! the vail of the temple was rent in two, from the upper part to the bottom; and the earth was shaken; and the rocks were rent; and the sepulchres were opened; and many bodies of saints, who slept, arose; and coming out of the sepulchres after his resurrection, entered into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Then the centurion, and they who were with him, guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things which were done, were exceedingly terrified, saying, Assuredly this was the Son of God. Now there were many women on the spot, looking on at a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting the lot upon them, what each should take. Now it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And there was an inscription of his crime written over 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 saith, "And he was reckoned among the transgressors." And they who passed along, blasphemed him, shaking their heads, and saying, Aha! thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross. And in the same manner also, the chief priests mocking him, among each other, with the scribes, said, He saved others, himself he cannot save. Thou Messiah, King of Israel, come now down from the cross, that we may see, and believe. Even those who were crucified with him railed on him. Now when the sixth hour came, there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, for what cause hast thou abandoned me? And some of those who stood by, hearing him, said, Behold, he crieth for Elias. Then one ran, and filling a sponge with vinegar, fixed it round a cane, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone, let us see if Elias comes to take him down. Then Jesus, uttering a loud cry, gave up the ghost. And the vail of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom. And the centurion, who stood opposite to him, observing, that with such a cry he gave up the ghost, said, Assuredly this was the Son of God. Now there were also women looking on at a distance; among whom also was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the small, and the mother of Joses, and Salome. These women followed him when he was in Galilee, and supplied his wants; and many other women who went up with him to Jerusalem.

And when they came to a place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, the one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Then dividing his garments, they cast the lot. And the people stood looking on. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this fellow is the Messiah, the elect of God. read more.
And the soldiers also insulted him, coming and offering him vinegar, and saying, if thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. And there was an inscription written over him in Greek, Roman, and Hebrew characters, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then one of the suspended malefactors blasphemed him, saying, If thou art the Messiah, save thyself and us. But the other addressing him, rebuked him, saying, Hast thou no fear of God, when thou art under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive deserved punishment for the crimes we have committed: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said to Jesus, Remember me, Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him. Verily I say unto thee, To-day thou shalt be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit: and having said this, he expired. And the centurion observing what had come to pass, glorified God, saying, Verily this man was a righteous person. And all the multitudes who had come together for this spectacle, when they saw the things which were done, beating their breasts, returned. And all his acquaintance stood afar off, and the women which followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.

where they crucified him, and two others with him, on this side and on that, and in the midst Jesus. And Pilate also wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And this was the writing: JESUS THE NAZAREAN, THE KING OF THE JEWS, This title then many of the Jews read: for the spot where Jesus was crucified was nigh unto the city: and it was written in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. read more.
The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, for each soldier a part; and his vest: now the vest was without a seam, woven from the upper parts throughout the whole. They said therefore one to another, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, "They parted my garments among them, and for my vest they cast lots." So the soldiers therefore did these things. Now beside the cross of Jesus stood his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus then beheld his mother, and the disciple whom he loved, standing by, he saith to his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour the disciple took her unto his own home. After this, Jesus, conscious that all things were now finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was placed a vessel full of vinegar: they then filling a spunge with the vinegar, and putting it on a stick of hyssop, carried it to his mouth. When therefore Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and inclining his head, he surrendered up his spirit.


AND when he drew nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, to the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the village opposite to you: and immediately as you enter it, you will find a foal tied, on which no man yet hath rode; loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man say to you, Why do ye this? say, That the Lord hath need of it; and immediately he will send it hither. read more.
And they went, and found the foal tied to a gate without, where two ways met; and they untie him. Then some of those who stood by, said unto them, What are ye about, untying the colt? Then they said unto them, as Jesus commanded them: and they permitted them to do it. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and put on him their garments; and he rode upon it. And multitudes spread their garments on the road: and others cut off boughs from the trees, and strewed them on the road. And they who went before, and who followed after, cried, saying, Hosanna: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that is coming in the name of the Lord: hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and looking round about upon all things, it being now even-tide, he departed to Bethany with the twelve.

AND when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, Go into the village, which is opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied, and a foal with her; loose and bring them to me. And if any man say aught to you, ye shall tell them, That the Lord hath need of them, and immediately he will send them. read more.
Now this was entirely done, that what was spoken by the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, "Tell the daughter of Sion, Lo! thy King cometh to thee, meek, and sitting on an ass, even on a foal the ass's colt." Then the disciples going, and doing as Jesus had commanded them, brought the ass and her foal, and they spread over them their garments, and seated him upon them. And a vast multitude spread their garments on the road, and others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them on the road: and the multitudes who went before, and who followed after, cried, saying, Hosanna, to the son of David; blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And when he was entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was in commotion, saying, Who is this? Then the multitudes said, This is Jesus, the prophet, who is from Nazareth of Galilee.

And it came to pass, as he drew 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, as ye are at the entrance, ye will find a foal tied, on which no man hath ever yet sat: loose, and bring him. And if any man ask you, Why ye loose it? thus shall ye say to him, That the Lord hath need of him. read more.
Then they who were sent, going, found it just as he had described to them. And as they were untying the foal, the owners of it said to them, Why loose ye the foal? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and throwing their cloaks on the foal, they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread under him their garments on the road. And when he was now approaching, at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples rejoicing began to praise God with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen; saying, Blessed is the King, who cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said unto him, Master, reprove thy disciples. And he replying said to them. I tell you that, should these be silent, the very stones would cry out. And as he drew near, beholding the city, he wept over it, saying, Oh that thou hadst known, even in this thy day, the things that are for thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days will come upon thee, when thy enemies shall cast up a trench around thee, and encircle thee about, and straiten thee on every side, and will dash thee on the ground, and thy children within thee; and will not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou knewest not the season of thy visitation.

On the morrow a great multitude who came to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm, and went out to meet him, and cried, Hosanna! blessed is the king of Israel, that cometh in the name of the Lord. Then Jesus, having found a young ass, sat upon it; as it is written, read more.
"Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on the foal of an ass." These things indeed knew not his disciples at first: but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. Then the multitude that was with him, when he called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from the dead, bore their testimony. Therefore also the multitude met him, because they had heard that he had done this miracle. Then said the Pharisees among themselves, Do ye not perceive that ye gain no advantage? behold, the world is gone after him.


But when evening was come, his disciples came unto him, saying, The place is desert, and the day is far advanced; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves provisions. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart: give ye them to eat. And they said unto him, We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes. read more.
Then he said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up the superabundance of the fragments, twelve baskets full. And they who had eaten, were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

And when great part of the day was already gone, his disciples coming to him said, This is a desert place, and much of the day is already gone: send them away, that they may go into the country places and villages around, and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. But he answering said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy the value of two hundred denarii, in loaves, and give them to eat? read more.
But he said to them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to seat them all by companies on the green grass: and they lay along row against row, a hundred deep, and fifty wide. And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, that they should set them before them, and the two fishes he divided among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they who did eat of the loaves, were about five thousand men.

Now the day began to decline: and the twelve coming to him, said, Dismiss the multitude, that going away into the villages and farms round about, they may lodge and find provision; for here we are in a desert place. Then he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves, and two fishes; unless we go somewhere and buy provisions for all this multitude: for there were about five thousand men. Then said he to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties each in companies. read more.
And they did so: and they made them all sit down. And taking the five loaves, and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled; and there were taken up of the fragments which were more than enough for them, twelve baskets.

Then Jesus lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a vast concourse of people was come to him, said to Philip, Whence shall we buy loaves, that these may eat? And this he said to try him: for himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii spent in bread would not procure a sufficiency for them, that every one of them might have a morsel. read more.
One of his disciples saith to him, (Andrew, Simon Peter's brother,) There is a little lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but these, what are they among so many? Then said Jesus, Make the men sit down. For there was plenty of grass on the spot. Therefore the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and giving thanks, gave to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sat down; and in the same manner of the fishes, as much as they chose. And when they had made a hearty meal, he saith to his disciples, Gather up the broken bits which are left, that not a morsel be wasted. Then they collected them, and filled twelve baskets with fragments out of the five barley-loaves, which were more than enough for those who had eaten. When therefore the men saw the miracle which Jesus had done, they said, This is of a certainty that prophet which is to come into the world.


And he spake unto them many things in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went out to sow: and as he was sowing, some seeds fell indeed by the road-side; and the birds came and ate them up: and other seed fell on a rocky soil, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: read more.
and when the sun arose, it was scorched up; and because it had no root, it withered away. And other seeds fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up and choked them: but others fell on good ground, and produced fruit, some an hundred, some sixty, and some thirty. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it up. And other seed fell on a rock, and vegetating, withered because it had no moisture. And other seed fell amidst thorns, and the thorns springing up with it, choked it. read more.
And some fell on good ground, and shooting up, produced fruit an hundred fold. So saying, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any person heareth the word of the kingdom, and doth not understand it, the wicked one cometh, and snatcheth away what was sown on his heart: such is he who is the sown by the road-side. But the sown on the rocky soil, is he who having heard the word, and instantly with joy receiving it, read more.
hath not really root in himself, but is merely temporary: and when tribulation or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately he is stumbled. But the sown among the thorns, is he who heareth the word, and the anxiety about this world and the deceitfulness of riches, choketh the word, and it becometh unfruitful. But the sown upon the good ground, is he who heareth the word, and understandeth it; who truly beareth fruit, and produceth, one an hundred fold, and another sixty, and another thirty.

AND again he began to teach by the sea side: and a vast multitude was assembled about him, so that he went into a vessel to sit down on the sea, and all the multitude was on the land close by the sea. And he taught them in parables many things, and said unto them in the course of his teaching, Hear me! Behold, a sower went out to sow; read more.
and it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the road side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up. And some fell on a rocky soil, where it had not much mold, and immediately it sprung up, because it had no depth of earth: and when the sun arose it was scorched up; and because it had not root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it, and it produced no fruit. And some fell on good ground, and produced fruit, growing up, and increasing, and yielded one part thirty fold, and another sixty, and another an hundred. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The sower soweth the word. Now these are they by the road side; where the word is sown; and when they have heard, immediately Satan cometh, and taketh away the word sown on their hearts: and these in like manner are they who were sown on the rocky soil; who when they have heard the word, instantly with joy receive it; read more.
and have no root in themselves, but are temporary [professors]: afterwards, when tribulation cometh or persecution for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. And those are the sown among the thorns; such as are hearers of the word; but the anxious cares of this world, and the seducing nature of wealth, and inordinate desires after other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they who are sown on the good ground, such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

Now this is the parable: The seed is the word of God. They by the road side, are such as hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh the word from their heart, that they should not be saved in believing. And they on the rock, are such as when they have heard, with joy embrace the word; and these have not root, who for a time believe, and in a season of trial apostasize. read more.
And that which fell among thorns, are they having heard, and going away, are choked by the cares, and wealth, and pleasures of life, and bring forth no perfect fruit. But that on the good ground are they who having heard the word, retain it in a heart excellent and good, and bring forth fruit with patience.


And when Jesus heard it, he withdrew from thence in a vessel into a desert place apart: and when the multitudes heard it, they followed him on foot from the cities. And when Jesus was come forth, he saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and healed their sick. But when evening was come, his disciples came unto him, saying, The place is desert, and the day is far advanced; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves provisions. read more.
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart: give ye them to eat. And they said unto him, We have nothing here except five loaves and two fishes. Then he said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up the superabundance of the fragments, twelve baskets full. And they who had eaten, were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

And the disciples came together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and repose a little while: for there were multitudes coming and going, so that they had not even time to eat. And they went into a desert place in a vessel privately. read more.
And the multitudes observed them going off, and many knew him, and ran thither on foot out of all the cities, and got before them, and came together unto him. And Jesus, when he landed, saw a vast multitude, and was moved with companion towards them, for they were as sheep having no shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. And when great part of the day was already gone, his disciples coming to him said, This is a desert place, and much of the day is already gone: send them away, that they may go into the country places and villages around, and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. But he answering said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy the value of two hundred denarii, in loaves, and give them to eat? But he said to them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to seat them all by companies on the green grass: and they lay along row against row, a hundred deep, and fifty wide. And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, that they should set them before them, and the two fishes he divided among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they who did eat of the loaves, were about five thousand men.

And when the apostles returned, they told him what they had done. And taking them, he withdrew privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. But when the multitudes knew it, they followed him and receiving them, he spake to them concerning the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of a cure. Now the day began to decline: and the twelve coming to him, said, Dismiss the multitude, that going away into the villages and farms round about, they may lodge and find provision; for here we are in a desert place. read more.
Then he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves, and two fishes; unless we go somewhere and buy provisions for all this multitude: for there were about five thousand men. Then said he to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties each in companies. And they did so: and they made them all sit down. And taking the five loaves, and the two fishes, looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled; and there were taken up of the fragments which were more than enough for them, twelve baskets.

AFTER these things Jesus went beyond the sea of Galilee, that is of Tiberias. And a vast multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which he performed on those who were diseased. Then Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat down with his disciple. read more.
And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. Then Jesus lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a vast concourse of people was come to him, said to Philip, Whence shall we buy loaves, that these may eat? And this he said to try him: for himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred denarii spent in bread would not procure a sufficiency for them, that every one of them might have a morsel. One of his disciples saith to him, (Andrew, Simon Peter's brother,) There is a little lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but these, what are they among so many? Then said Jesus, Make the men sit down. For there was plenty of grass on the spot. Therefore the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and giving thanks, gave to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sat down; and in the same manner of the fishes, as much as they chose. And when they had made a hearty meal, he saith to his disciples, Gather up the broken bits which are left, that not a morsel be wasted. Then they collected them, and filled twelve baskets with fragments out of the five barley-loaves, which were more than enough for those who had eaten. When therefore the men saw the miracle which Jesus had done, they said, This is of a certainty that prophet which is to come into the world.


And, lo! there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His aspect was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And for fear of him the guards shook, and became as dead men. read more.
Then the angel addressing them, said to the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye are seeking Jesus who was crucified. He is not here: he is risen, as he said. Come hither, behold the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead: and, lo! he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear, and great joy; and ran to carry the tidings to his disciples. And as they were going to tell the disciples, then behold Jesus met them saying, Hail! And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. Then saith Jesus to them, Be not affrighted: go, tell my disciples that they go into Galilee, there shall they see me. And as they were going, some of the guards who were come into the city, had told the chief priests all things which had happened. And being assembled with the elders, and having held a council, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, Report, that his disciples coming by night stole him away, while you were asleep. And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and preserve you harmless. So they took the money, and did as they were instructed. And this account is circulated among the Jews to this day.

AND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, purchased aromatics, that they might come, and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, as the sun was rising. And said among themselves, Who will roll away for us the stone from the door of the sepulchre? read more.
And looking again, they saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was vastly large. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting at the right hand, clothed in a white robe; and they were greatly terrified. But he saith unto them, Be not affrighted, ye seek Jesus the Nazarean, who was crucified; he is risen, he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he told you. And they going out hastily, fled from the sepulchre, for trembling and astonishment had seized them: and they said not a word to any person, for they were affrighted. Now being arisen early, on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. She going, told it to those who had been with him, as they were wailing and weeping. And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen by her, gave no credit to her.

NOW on the first day of the week, at the earliest dawn of day, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the aromatics which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And on entering, found not the body of the Lord Jesus. read more.
And it came to pass, as they were in the greatest perplexity concerning this matter, then behold, two men stood by them in refulgent garments: and when they were exceedingly terrified, and inclined their face to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? he is not here; he is risen: remember how he spoke to you, while he was yet in Galilee, saying, That the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his declarations, and returning from the sepulchre, told all these things to the eleven, and to the rest. Now there were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women who were with them, that told these things to the apostles. And their declarations seemed in their view as a mere fancy, and they gave them no credence. Then Peter rising up, ran off to the sepulchre, and leaning forward saw the linen clothes laid separately, and went away wondering in himself what was become of him.

AND on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen came very early, whilst yet some darkness remained, to the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She therefore runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Then Peter went out, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. read more.
And they two ran together: and the other disciple ran before more swiftly than Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And stooping forward, he sees the swathing clothes lying there; yet he did not go in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the swathing clothes lying, and the napkin, which had been round his head, not laid with the linen swathes, but apart folded up in another place. Then went in also the other disciple, who had come the first to the sepulchre, and saw, and believed. Though not even yet had they known the scripture, that he should rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back again to their companions. But Mary stood at the sepulchre, without, weeping: as therefore she wept, she bent forward towards the sepulchre. And saw two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And as she thus spoke, she turned about, and beheld Jesus standing by, and knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to her, Woman, why art thou weeping? whom art thou seeking? She, supposing that it was the gardener, said to him, Sir, if thou hast carried him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith to her, Mary! Starting round, she said to him, Rabboni! that is, Master! Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and tell them, I am ascending to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalen cometh declaring to the disciples, that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things to her.


For the declarations which thou gavest to me I have delivered to them; and they have received them, and have known assuredly that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me.

I have many things to speak and to decide concerning you: but he that sent me is true; and the things which I have heard from him I speak to the world.

Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works.

He that loveth me not, doth not observe my sayings: and the word which ye are hearing is not mine, but of him that sent me.


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

Because I have not spoken of myself; but the Farther who has sent me, he gave me commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal: therefore the things which I speak to you, just as the Father spake to me, so speak I.

Then said Jesus to them, When ye shall have lifted up on high the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am, and of myself have I done nothing; but as the Father hath instructed me, so I speak.



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

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

Then after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. When therefore he was come into Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all the things which he did at the feast: for they also had gone to the feast.


this man came to Jesus in the night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou dost, unless God be with him.

GOD, who spake to the fathers of old at various times, and in different manners by the prophets, in these last days hath spoken to us by a Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

I have made known thy name to the persons whom thou gavest me out of the world: for thee they had a being, and to me thou hast given them; and thy word have they kept.

Though no man hath ascended into heaven, except he that descended from heaven, that Son of man the I am in heaven.



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



And going on board a vessel, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the vessel was hid by the waves; but he was asleep. And his disciples coming, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we are perishing! read more.
And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then arising, he issued his mandate to the winds, and to the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marvelled, saying, What a wondrous man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

And the same day he saith unto them, as the evening shut in, Let us pass over to the other side. And sending the multitude away, they took him just as he was in the vessel; and there were also some other little vessels with him. And a great hurricane arose, and the waves broke into the vessel, so that it was now full of water: read more.
and he was in the stern, sleeping on a pillow: and they awoke him, and say unto him, Master, is it no concern to thee that we are perishing? And rising, he with authority charged the wind, and said to the sea, Silence! be still! And the wind subsided, and there was a great calm. And he said to them, Why are ye so timorous? How is it that ye have not confidence? And they were filled with the most reverential awe, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

And it came to pass on one of the days, that he went himself into a ship, and his disciples, and said unto them, Let us pass over to the farther side of the lake. And they set fail. And while they were on the passage, he went to sleep: and a hurricane of wind rushed down on the lake; and they were filled with water, and imminent danger. Then they came and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, we are perishing. Then arising, he issued his command to the wind, and the billows of water, and they subsided, and there was a calm. read more.
And he said to them, Where is your faith? And they feared and were astonished, saying one to another, Well! what a man is this! that he commands even the winds and the sea, and they obey him.







Then saith Jesus unto them, Ye all will be offended at me this night: for it is written, "I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad."


Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb; and he cured him, so as to enable the blind and dumb both to speak and see. And all the multitudes were lost in amazement, and they said, Is not this the son of David? But the Pharisees hearing them, said, This fellow casteth not out devils, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils. read more.
But Jesus knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself will be desolated; and every city, or family, divided against itself cannot subsist: so if Satan cast out Satan; he is divided against himself; how then can his kingdom subsist? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I by the Spirit of God cast out the devils, then truly the kingdom of God is come unto you. Else how can one enter into a strong man's house and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man, and then will he plunder his goods? He that is not with me, is against me; and he that associates not with me, scattereth abroad. Therefore I say unto you, All sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. And whosoever may speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by the fruit. Ye broods of vipers, how can ye speak good things, yourselves being wicked? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things: and a wicked man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth evil things. But I tell you, That every idle word which men speak, for it shall they give an account in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him: and they came into an house. And the multitude came together again, so that they were not able even to eat bread. And when his relations heard it, they went out to restrain him, for they said, He is transported beyond all bounds. read more.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebub, and by this prince of the devils doth he cast out devils. So calling them to him, he spake to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? Even if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand: and if a family be divided against itself, that family cannot be established. So if Satan rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot subsist, but cometh to an end. No man entering into his house, can plunder a strong man's goods, unless he first bind the strong man, then indeed he spoileth his house. Verily I say unto you, That all sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and the blasphemies, whatsoever they may blaspheme: but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath no forgiveness to eternity, but is adjudged to everlasting damnation. Because they said, he hath an unclean spirit.

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb person spake, and the people marvelled. But some of them said, He casteth out devils by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house against a house, falleth. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom be established? because ye say, that I cast out devils by Beelzebub. But if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. read more.
But if with the finger of God I cast out devils, then, verily the kingdom of God is come unto you. When a strong man, in complete armour, guards his palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger person than he coming, vanquisheth him, he takes away his suit of armour in which he confided, and distributes the spoils. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.


AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report of Jesus, and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, and therefore miracles are wrought by him.

But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the circle, and pleased Herod: so that with an oath he promised to give her whatever she should ask. And she, being previously urged on by her mother, said, Give me here, in a spacious dish, the head of John the Baptist. read more.
And the king was grieved: but for his oath's sake, and on account of those who were with him, he commanded it to be given her. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought on a large dish, and was given to the young lady: and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and they came and told Jesus.

And king Herod heard it (for his name was celebrated), and he said, This is John the Baptist, he is risen from the dead, and therefore miracles are wrought by him. Others said, That it is Elias; and others said, He is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard it, he said, This is John whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead.

And a favourable day being come for her purpose, when Herod on his birth-day made a supper for his nobles, and military commanders, and the principal personages of Galilee; and the daughter of this Herodias coming in, and dancing, and delighting Herod, and his company, the king said to the damsel, Ask me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he swore unto her, That whatsoever thou shalt ask, I will give thee, even to the half of my kingdom. read more.
Then she went out and said to her mother, What shall I ask? and she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in immediately with eagerness to the king, and asked, saying, I desire that thou wilt give me on the spot, in a charger, the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceedingly sorry; yet on account of his oath, and those who sat with him, he would not refuse her. And the king immediately sending a centinel, commanded his head to be brought thither: and he went, and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a sepulchre.

Then Herod the tetrarch heard of all things that were done by him; and he was in much distraction of mind, because it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead: and of some that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the ancient prophets was risen again. And Herod said, John I beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.


But he answering said, He that dippeth his hand with me into the dish, that man shall betray me.



And as they sat at table, and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I tell you, That one of you, who is eating with me, shall betray me. And they began to be very sorry, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? But he answering said to them, It is one of the twelve, who is dipping his hand with me into the dish. read more.
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been desirable for that man if he had never been born.








I ADJURE thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;









If God then gave an equal gift to them even as to us, on believing on the Lord Jesus Christ; I, indeed, who was I, that I should be able to restrain God?


My dear children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: as I said to the Jews, Whither I am going, ye cannot come; so say I now to you.


A little while longer, and ye shall not see me: and again a little while, and ye shall see me, because I am going to the Father.

Then spake Jesus again to them, I am going away, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sin: whither I am going ye cannot come.

Then said Jesus unto them, A little while longer I am with you, and I am going to him that sent me. Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come.



AND he said unto them, I tell you of a certainty, that there are some standing here who shall not taste of death, until they see the kingdom of God come with power.

From that time Jesus began to shew his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and of the chief-priests, and of the scribes, and be put to death, and the third day rise again. And Peter taking him aside, began to chide him, saying, Mercy on thee, Lord! this shall never be thy case. Then turning from him, he said unto Peter, Get thee behind me Satan! thou art an offence to me: for thou dost not relish the things of God, but those of men. read more.
Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever is desirous to preserve his life, shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what would a man be advantaged, though he could gain the whole world, if he should suffer the loss of his soul? or what will a man give as the ransom for his soul? For the Son of man shall hereafter come in the glory of his Father, with his angels, and then shall he recompense every man according to his practice. Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing here, who shall in no wise taste of death, until 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 chief priests, and scribes, and be slain, and after three days rise again. And he spake this saying openly. And Peter taking him aside, began to remonstrate with him. But he turned himself around, and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou dost not relish the things which are of God, but those that are of men. read more.
Then calling to him the multitude, with his disciples, he said to them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever would preserve his life shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake and the Gospel, he shall preserve it. For what would it profit a man, though he should gain the whole world, if he be punished with the loss of his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, before this adulterous and sinful generation; of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he shall come 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 on the third day rise again. And he said unto them, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever would preserve his life shall lose it; but whosoever would lose his life for my sake, shall preserve it. read more.
For what advantage hath a man in gaining all the would, if he destroy himself, or be punished with the loss of life? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own glory, and his father's, and of the holy angels. And I tell you of a certainty, there are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste death, till they see the kingdom of God.


And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the origin of the creation of God;



For the declarations which thou gavest to me I have delivered to them; and they have received them, and have known assuredly that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me.



He is not here: he is risen, as he said. Come hither, behold the place where the Lord lay.

But he saith unto them, Be not affrighted, ye seek Jesus the Nazarean, who was crucified; he is risen, he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

he is not here; he is risen: remember how he spoke to you, while he was yet in Galilee,

AND on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen came very early, whilst yet some darkness remained, to the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She therefore runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Then Peter went out, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. read more.
And they two ran together: and the other disciple ran before more swiftly than Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And stooping forward, he sees the swathing clothes lying there; yet he did not go in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and saw the swathing clothes lying, and the napkin, which had been round his head, not laid with the linen swathes, but apart folded up in another place. Then went in also the other disciple, who had come the first to the sepulchre, and saw, and believed. Though not even yet had they known the scripture, that he should rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back again to their companions. But Mary stood at the sepulchre, without, weeping: as therefore she wept, she bent forward towards the sepulchre. And saw two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And as she thus spoke, she turned about, and beheld Jesus standing by, and knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to her, Woman, why art thou weeping? whom art thou seeking? She, supposing that it was the gardener, said to him, Sir, if thou hast carried him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith to her, Mary! Starting round, she said to him, Rabboni! that is, Master! Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and tell them, I am ascending to my Father, and your Father; to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalen cometh declaring to the disciples, that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things to her.


Afterwards he shewed himself to the eleven, as they were sitting at table, and upbraided them for their infidelity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; and he that believeth not shall be damned. read more.
And these signs shall follow those that believe: in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly potion, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover health.

While they were relating these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you! But terrified and affrighted, they thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, Why are ye under such agitation of mind? and why do reasonings arise in your hearts? read more.
look upon my hands and my feet, that it is my very self: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And thus speaking, he exposed to them his hands and his feet. But when they still could not credit it for joy, and marvelled, he said unto them, Have ye here any thing eatable? Then they gave him a part of a broiled fish, and a piece of honey-comb. And receiving it, he did eat in their presence. And said unto them, These are the sayings which I spake unto you, when I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he thoroughly their understanding, that they should understand the scriptures, and said to them, That thus it is written, and thus must the Messiah suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sin should be preached in his name unto all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. And ye are the witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send unto you the promise of my Father: but sit ye down in the city of Jerusalem, until ye shall be endued with power from on high.

When the evening therefore was come, on the same first day of the week, and the doors being fastened where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be to you. And thus speaking, he shewed them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus therefore spake to them again, Peace be unto you: as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you. read more.
And so speaking, he breathed on them, and said, Receive the Holy Ghost: whose soever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins soever ye retain, they are retained.














As he saith also in another passage, "Thou art priest forever after the order of Melchisedec;"

and it is yet more abundantly evident, that there should arise another priest after the likeness of Melchisedec,

For the testimony is, Thou art a priest for ever 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, Bartimeus, the blind, the son of Timeus, sat by the road-side begging: and hearing that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he began to cry out, and say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me! And many chid him, that he should be silent: but he cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! read more.
And Jesus stood still, and ordered him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying to him, Cheer up, arise; he calleth thee. Then casting off his cloak, he arose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus addressing him, said, What dost thou wish that I should do for thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight! Then said Jesus unto him, Go thy way: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received sight, and followed Jesus in the road.

And as they were going out of Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sat by the road side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, son of David! And the multitude checked them, that they should be silent; but they cried out the more, Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David. read more.
And Jesus standing called them, and said, What desire ye, that I should do for you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Then Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes recovered sight, and they followed him.

And it came to pass, as he drew nigh to Jerusalem, a certain blind man sat by the road-side begging: and hearing the multitude passing by, he inquired what was the cause. And they told him, that Jesus the Nazarean is going by. read more.
And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me! And they who were going before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! Then Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wist thou that I should do for thee? Then he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And instantly he received sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.


Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel together how they might lay a snare to entrap him in his discourse. And they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God with veracity; and carest for no man, for thou regardest not the person of men: tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not? read more.
But Jesus knew their wicked design, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the money for the tribute; and they brought him a denarius. And he saith unto them, Whose figure is this and inscription? They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he to them, Render therefore to Caesar, the things which are Caesar's; and to God, the things which are God's. And when they heard him, they marvelled, and leaving him, went away.

And they sent unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might entrap him in discourse. And they come and say to him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not? shall we pay, or shall we not pay it? but he, perceiving their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it. read more.
And they brought it. And he said unto them, Whose figure and inscription is this? they say unto him, Caesar's. And Jesus addressing them, said, Render the things which are Caesar's, to Caesar; and what belongs to God, to God. And they marvelled at him.

And watching him, they sent men they had suborned, who pretended that they were righteous persons, in order to lay hold of some word of his, that they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor. And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and respectest no man's person, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar, or not? read more.
Then he, aware of their crafty design, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a denarius. Whose image and inscription hath it? And they answering said, Caesar's. Then said he to them, Pay therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. And they were unable to lay hold of a single expression of his before the people: and marvelling at his answer, they were silenced.


And lo! a person coming to him, said, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, in order to attain eternal life? Then he said to him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, even God: but if thou art desirous of entering into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Then said Jesus, these, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, read more.
Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith to him, All these things have I observed from my youth: in what am I still deficient? Jesus said to him, If thou art desirous to be perfect, go, sell all thy substance, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Now when the young man heard this speech, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

And as he went out to the road, a person ran to him, and kneeling down, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? Then said Jesus unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, even God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery; Do not murder; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Honour thy father and mother. read more.
Then he replying, said, Master, all these things have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus looking upon him, loved him, and said to him, In one thing thou art defective: go, sell all that thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up thy cross, and follow me. And groaning over this speech, he went away sorrowful: for he had many estates.

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life? Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, even God. Thou knowest the commandments, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. read more.
Then he said, All these things have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus hearing this, said to him, Yet one thing thou lackest: sell all whatsoever thou hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. But he, on hearing these things, was exceeding sorrowful: for he was very rich. Then Jesus, observing that he was very sorrowful, said, How difficultly shall they who have riches, enter into the kingdom of God!


On the same day the Sadducees came to him, who say, that there is no resurrection, and they put a question to him, saying, Master, Moses said, "If a man die having no children, his brother in right of affinity shall marry his wife, and raise up seed for his brother." Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first marrying, died, and had no offspring, and left his wife to his brother; read more.
likewise the second also; then the third; so on to the seven. Last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus then answering, said unto them, Ye are in an error, from not knowing the Scriptures, and the power of God. For at the resurrection, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But with respect to the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what was spoken to you of 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 it, they were amazingly struck with his doctrine.

And the Sadducees come to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they put a question to him, saying, Master, Moses left it in writing for us, that if a man's brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no children; that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying left no issue: read more.
and the second took her, and died, and neither did he leave issue; and the third in like manner. And the seven had her, and left no issue. Last of all died also the wife. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had the very same wife. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, from not knowing the scriptures, and the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they will neither marry, nor be given in marriage; but they are as the angels which are in heaven. But concerning the dead, that they do rise; have ye not read in the book of Moses, how God spake to him at the bush, 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 the God of the living. Ye are therefore vastly erroneous.

Then certain of the Sadducees, who contend that there is no resurrection, asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote for us, If a man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed for his brother. Now there were seven brothers: and the first taking a wife, died childless. read more.
And the second taking the wife, he also died childless. Then the third took her; and also all the seven in like manner: and left no children, and died. And last of all died also the woman. In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus in reply said to them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they who are counted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection of the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are like the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses intimated at the bush, when he called the Lord, "the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Now God is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live with him. Then some of the scribes addressing him said, Master, admirably hast thou spoken! And after that they durst not put another question to him.


And they were on the road going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was advancing before them: and they were astonished; and followed him full of fear. And again taking the twelve aside, he began to tell them what things were about to befall him: For, lo! said he, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles: and they will insult him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took his twelve disciples aside on the road, and said to them; Lo! we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles, to insult, and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third day he shall rise again.

Then taking aside the twelve, he said to them, Lo, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things written by the prophets concerning the Son of man will be fulfilled. For he shall be delivered up to the Gentiles, and they shall insult him, and treat him with indignity, and spit upon him: and after scourging, shall slay him: and the third day he shall rise again. read more.
And they understood none of these things: and the saying was concealed from them, and they knew not the things which were spoken.


And they brought unto him little children, that he should touch them: but his disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he felt indignation, and said to them, Permit little children to come to me, and hinder them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in nowise enter into it. read more.
And he took them in his arms, and laying his hand upon them, gave them his benediction.

Then were brought to him little children, that he should lay his hands upon them, and pray [for them]: but the disciples rebuked them. Then said Jesus, Permit little children, and hinder them not from coming to me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And when he had laid his hands upon them, he departed thence.

Then they brought him infants also, that he should touch them: but the disciples, when they saw it, rebuked them. But Jesus calling them to him, said, Permit little children to come to me, and hinder them not for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.


And as they were going out of Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sat by the road side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, son of David! And the multitude checked them, that they should be silent; but they cried out the more, Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David. read more.
And Jesus standing called them, and said, What desire ye, that I should do for you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Then Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes recovered sight, and they followed him.

And it came to pass, as he drew nigh to Jerusalem, a certain blind man sat by the road-side begging: and hearing the multitude passing by, he inquired what was the cause. And they told him, that Jesus the Nazarean is going by. read more.
And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me! And they who were going before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! Then Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wist thou that I should do for thee? Then he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And instantly he received 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, Bartimeus, the blind, the son of Timeus, sat by the road-side begging: and hearing that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he began to cry out, and say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me! And many chid him, that he should be silent: but he cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! read more.
And Jesus stood still, and ordered him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying to him, Cheer up, arise; he calleth thee. Then casting off his cloak, he arose, and came to Jesus.



Wherefore God also hath transcendently exalted him, and bestowed on him a name which is above every name:




And immediately Jesus compelled his disciples to go on board the vessel, and pass before him to the other side, while he dismissed the people. And when he had sent away the multitude, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when evening came, he was there alone. But the vessel was already in the midst of the sea, tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary. read more.
Then at the fourth watch of the night came Jesus unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were greatly agitated, saying, It is his apparition. And they cried out with terror. And immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, Be of good courage: it is I; be not terrified. Then Peter answering, said, Lord, if it be thou, command me to come unto thee upon the waters. And he said, Come. And descending from the vessel, Peter walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink in the deep, he cried out, saying, Lord save me. Then immediately Jesus stretching out his hand, laid hold on him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, wherefore dost thou doubt? And when they came aboard the vessel, the wind ceased. And they who were in the vessel, came and worshipped him, saying, Truly thou art the Son of God.

And immediately he compelled his disciples to go on board the vessel, and to go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And having bid them farewell, he went into a mountain to pray. And when the evening was come, the vessel was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land. read more.
And he saw them greatly fatigued with rowing, for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the sea, and seemed intending to pass by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they thought it was an apparition, and screamed out: for they all saw him, and were greatly agitated: and straitway he spoke to them, and said, Take courage, it is I, be not terrified. And he went up to them into the vessel, and the wind ceased and they were beyond all imagination amazed in themselves, and lost in wonder. For they reflected not upon the loaves, for their heart was hardened.

When therefore the men saw the miracle which Jesus had done, they said, This is of a certainty that prophet which is to come into the world. Then Jesus, knowing their intention to come and to seize him by force, in order to make him king, retired again into the mountain by himself alone. So when evening was now come, his disciples went down to the sea-side, read more.
and embarking on a vessel were coming across the sea to Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. And the sea was greatly agitated by a tempestuous wind that blew. Having rowed therefore about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the vessel, and they were affrighted. But he saith to them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they desired to take him into the vessel: and instantly the vessel was at the land whither they were going.


Another parable he proposed to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is among the smallest of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is among the greatest of herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make their nests in the branches of it.

Then said he, To what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard, which a man took and put into his garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged on its branches.

And he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God, and under what parabolic figure shall I represent it? It is like a grain of mustard, which when it is sown in the earth, is among the least of all the seeds which are upon the earth: but when it is sown, it groweth up and becomes greater than all herbaceous plants, and produceth vast branches; so that the birds of the air may roost under the shadow of it.


Then on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city, unto such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand: I will keep the passover with my disciples at thy house. And his disciples did as Jesus commanded them; and they made ready the passover. read more.
And when the evening was come, he sat down at table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. And exceedingly grieved, they began to say to him every one of them, Lord, am I the person? But he answering said, He that dippeth his hand with me into the dish, that man shall betray me. The Son of man indeed is departing, as it is written of him: but wo to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed! well had it been for that man if he had never had a being. Then Judas, who betrayed him, addressing him said, Master, is it I? He saith to him, Thou hast named the person. Then as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessing, brake, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And taking the cup, and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this: for this is my blood, that [blood] of the new testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins. And I tell you, That I will no more henceforth drink of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it with you, new, in the kingdom of my Father. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare for thee to eat the passover? And he sent two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. And where he enters, say to the master of the family. That the teacher saith, Where is the dining-room, where I may eat the passover with my disciples? read more.
And he will shew you a large upper room ready furnished: there make preparation for us. And his disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had spoken to them; and they made ready the passover. And when it was evening he came with the twelve. And as they sat at table, and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I tell you, That one of you, who is eating with me, shall betray me. And they began to be very sorry, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? But he answering said to them, It is one of the twelve, who is dipping his hand with me into the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been desirable for that man if he had never been born. And as they were eating, Jesus taking a loaf, when he had blessed, brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And taking the cup, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them; and they all drank out of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, That I will henceforth no more drink of the produce of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.

Then came the day of unleavened bread, on which the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, prepare for us the passover, that we may eat it. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare it? read more.
And he said unto them, Lo! as you are at the entrance of the city, there will a man meet you, carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whither he is going. And say to the master of that family, The teacher saith to thee, Where is the dining-room, in which I can eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And they going away, found it just as he had told them: and they made ready the passover. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With earnest desire have I longed to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I tell you, that I will no more ever eat of it, until it shall be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And taking the cup, after having given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide among yourselves: for I say unto you, that I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God come. And taking a loaf, he gave thanks, and brake, and gave it to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me. And the cup in like manner, after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.


Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb; and he cured him, so as to enable the blind and dumb both to speak and see. And all the multitudes were lost in amazement, and they said, Is not this the son of David? But the Pharisees hearing them, said, This fellow casteth not out devils, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils. read more.
But Jesus knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself will be desolated; and every city, or family, divided against itself cannot subsist: so if Satan cast out Satan; he is divided against himself; how then can his kingdom subsist? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I by the Spirit of God cast out the devils, then truly the kingdom of God is come unto you. Else how can one enter into a strong man's house and plunder his goods, except he first bind the strong man, and then will he plunder his goods? He that is not with me, is against me; and he that associates not with me, scattereth abroad. Therefore I say unto you, All sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men. And whosoever may speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by the fruit. Ye broods of vipers, how can ye speak good things, yourselves being wicked? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good things: and a wicked man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth evil things. But I tell you, That every idle word which men speak, for it shall they give an account in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him: and they came into an house. And the multitude came together again, so that they were not able even to eat bread. And when his relations heard it, they went out to restrain him, for they said, He is transported beyond all bounds. read more.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebub, and by this prince of the devils doth he cast out devils. So calling them to him, he spake to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? Even if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand: and if a family be divided against itself, that family cannot be established. So if Satan rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot subsist, but cometh to an end. No man entering into his house, can plunder a strong man's goods, unless he first bind the strong man, then indeed he spoileth his house. Verily I say unto you, That all sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and the blasphemies, whatsoever they may blaspheme: but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath no forgiveness to eternity, but is adjudged to everlasting damnation. Because they said, he hath an unclean spirit.

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb person spake, and the people marvelled. But some of them said, He casteth out devils by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. But others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. read more.
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house against a house, falleth. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom be established? because ye say, that I cast out devils by Beelzebub. But if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if with the finger of God I cast out devils, then, verily the kingdom of God is come unto you. When a strong man, in complete armour, guards his palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger person than he coming, vanquisheth him, he takes away his suit of armour in which he confided, and distributes the spoils. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad. When the unclean spirit goeth out of a man, he passes through places destitute of water, seeking repose; and not finding it, saith, I will go back to my habitation from whence I came out: and coming, he findeth it swept and furnished. Then goeth he, and taketh seven other spirits, more wicked than himself; and they entering in, take up their abode there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.


And immediately Jesus compelled his disciples to go on board the vessel, and pass before him to the other side, while he dismissed the people. And when he had sent away the multitude, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when evening came, he was there alone. But the vessel was already in the midst of the sea, tossed with the waves: for the wind was contrary. read more.
Then at the fourth watch of the night came Jesus unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were greatly agitated, saying, It is his apparition. And they cried out with terror. And immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, Be of good courage: it is I; be not terrified. Then Peter answering, said, Lord, if it be thou, command me to come unto thee upon the waters. And he said, Come. And descending from the vessel, Peter walked upon the waters to come to Jesus. But seeing the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink in the deep, he cried out, saying, Lord save me. Then immediately Jesus stretching out his hand, laid hold on him, and said to him, O thou of little faith, wherefore dost thou doubt? And when they came aboard the vessel, the wind ceased. And they who were in the vessel, came and worshipped him, saying, Truly thou art the Son of God. And passing over, they came to the land of Gennesareth. And when the men of that place knew him, they sent into all that neighbourhood, and brought to him all that had illnesses: and they besought him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment: and as many as touched it were cured.

And immediately he compelled his disciples to go on board the vessel, and to go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent the multitude away. And having bid them farewell, he went into a mountain to pray. And when the evening was come, the vessel was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land. read more.
And he saw them greatly fatigued with rowing, for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking upon the sea, and seemed intending to pass by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they thought it was an apparition, and screamed out: for they all saw him, and were greatly agitated: and straitway he spoke to them, and said, Take courage, it is I, be not terrified. And he went up to them into the vessel, and the wind ceased and they were beyond all imagination amazed in themselves, and lost in wonder. For they reflected not upon the loaves, for their heart was hardened. And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesareth, and went on shore. And when they came out of the vessel, immediately perceiving him, running through all parts of that country, they began to carry about on couches those who were afflicted with diseases, wherever they heard that he was. And wherever they entered into villages or cities, or country places, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch, if but the fringe on his garment; and as many as touched it, were cured.

Then Jesus, knowing their intention to come and to seize him by force, in order to make him king, retired again into the mountain by himself alone. So when evening was now come, his disciples went down to the sea-side, and embarking on a vessel were coming across the sea to Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. read more.
And the sea was greatly agitated by a tempestuous wind that blew. Having rowed therefore about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and coming near the vessel, and they were affrighted. But he saith to them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they desired to take him into the vessel: and instantly the vessel was at the land whither they were going.


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

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

But when Jesus heard that John was cast into prison, he retired into Galilee;

AS soon then as the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptised more disciples than John (though Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples), he left Judea, and went again into Galilee.


And they were all in astonishment, so that they questioned one another, saying, What is this? what is this new doctrine? that with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him?

And coming into his own country, taught them in their synagogues, so that they were exceedingly struck, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these miracles?

The officers answered, Never did man before speak in such a manner as this man.

And they were struck with astonishment at his teaching; for his discourse was with authority.


And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have compassion on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for oftentimes he falleth into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they have not been able to cure him. read more.
Then Jesus answering, said, O generation, faithless, and perverse! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil came out of him; and the child was cured from that hour. Then the disciples of Jesus coming privately, said, Why could not we cast it out? Then said Jesus unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove from hence, thither, and it will remove; and nothing will be impossible for you. But this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great crowd around them, and the scribes disputing with them. And immediately all the multitude, when they beheld him, were struck with amazement, and coming to him, saluted him. And he asked the scribes, What are ye disputing about among yourselves? read more.
And one of the people addressing him, said, Master, I have brought my son to thee, who hath a dumb spirit; and wherever he seizeth him, he throws him into strong convulsions: and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and pines away. And I spoke to thy disciples, that they should cast him out; and they were unable. Then addressing him, he said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him to me. And they brought him unto him. And seeing him, instantly the spirit threw him into convulsions; and falling to the ground, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And he asked his father, For how long a time hath this been the case with him? And he replied, From his infancy. And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into water, to destroy him: but if thou art able, have compassion upon us, and help us. Then said Jesus unto him, This [is the point]: if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And immediately the father of the child said with tears, I believe, Lord! help my unbelief! Then Jesus, seeing that the multitude were running up to him, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter into him no more. And screaming, and convulsing him violently, it came out: and the child lay as if dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus taking him by the hand, raised him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, the disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast it out? And he said to them, this kind can be driven out by nothing but prayer and fasting.

And it came to pass, on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. And, behold, a man from among the multitude cried out aloud, saying, Master, I pray thee, look upon my son; for he is my only begotten. And, behold! a spirit taketh him, and suddenly he crieth out, and convulseth him, with foaming; and bruising him, with difficulty retires from him. read more.
And I besought thy disciples that they would cast him out, and they could not. Then Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation! how long shall I be with you, how long shall I bear with you? bring hither thy son. And while he was yet approaching the devil threw him down, and violently convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the child; and restored him to his father. And they were all struck with amazement at the mighty power of God. And while they were all wondering at the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples,


AND he 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 husbandmen, and went abroad. And in the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. read more.
And again he sent unto them another servant; and they cut the account short with him, by stoning him, and sent him away shamefully treated. And again he sent another; and him, they slew; and many others, some of whom they beat, and others they killed. Now he had yet one son, his beloved, and he sent him unto them last, saying, They will reverence my son. But these husbandmen said to each other, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be our own. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What then will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give his vineyard to others. Have ye never read this scripture? "The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes." And they sought to seize him, and were afraid of the people: for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them: and leaving him, they departed.

Hear another parable: There was a certain man, the master of a family, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and hired it out to husbandmen, and went into a distant country. But when the season for fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. And the husbandmen took his servants, one they beat, and another they killed, and a third they stoned. read more.
Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they treated them in the same manner. Then at last he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on the inheritance. And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When therefore the master of the vineyard cometh, what will he do with these husbandmen? They say unto him, He will dreadfully destroy those wicked wretches, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye not read in the Scriptures, "The stone, which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner; this is done by the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes." Therefore I tell you, That the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation, producing the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken in pieces, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

Then he began to speak to the people this parable: A certain man planted a vineyard, and delivered it to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long while. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that they might give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat, and sent him away empty. And he again sent another servant: and him also they beat, and treating him with indignity, sent him away empty. read more.
And he sent yet a third: and him they also wounded, and cast out. Then said the master of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: probably when they see him, they will shew him respect. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be our own. So casting him out of the vineyard, they slew him. What then will the master of the vineyard do with these men? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said God forbid. Then he looked on them, and said, What is this then which is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Every one who falleth upon this stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.





If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father: and from henceforth ye know him and have seen him. Philip saith to him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith to him, Am I all this while with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? read more.
Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works.

And all mine are thine, and thine mine; and I have been glorified in them.


And as they were returning into Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of men: and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were grieved exceedingly.

And going from thence, they passed through Galilee: and he would not have any person know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him: and after being killed, the third day he shall rise again. But they understood not the meaning of that declaration, and were afraid to ask him.

And they were all struck with amazement at the mighty power of God. And while they were all wondering at the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, Keep ye these sayings in your ears; for the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men. And they understood not that declaration, and it was hid from them, that they should not comprehend its meaning: and they were afraid to ask him concerning that saying.


And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have compassion on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for oftentimes he falleth into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they have not been able to cure him. read more.
Then Jesus answering, said, O generation, faithless, and perverse! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil came out of him; and the child was cured from that hour. Then the disciples of Jesus coming privately, said, Why could not we cast it out? Then said Jesus unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove from hence, thither, and it will remove; and nothing will be impossible for you. But this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great crowd around them, and the scribes disputing with them. And immediately all the multitude, when they beheld him, were struck with amazement, and coming to him, saluted him. And he asked the scribes, What are ye disputing about among yourselves? read more.
And one of the people addressing him, said, Master, I have brought my son to thee, who hath a dumb spirit; and wherever he seizeth him, he throws him into strong convulsions: and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth, and pines away. And I spoke to thy disciples, that they should cast him out; and they were unable. Then addressing him, he said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him to me. And they brought him unto him. And seeing him, instantly the spirit threw him into convulsions; and falling to the ground, he rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And he asked his father, For how long a time hath this been the case with him? And he replied, From his infancy. And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into water, to destroy him: but if thou art able, have compassion upon us, and help us. Then said Jesus unto him, This [is the point]: if thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And immediately the father of the child said with tears, I believe, Lord! help my unbelief! Then Jesus, seeing that the multitude were running up to him, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter into him no more. And screaming, and convulsing him violently, it came out: and the child lay as if dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus taking him by the hand, raised him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, the disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast it out? And he said to them, this kind can be driven out by nothing but prayer and fasting.

And it came to pass, on the next day, when they came down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. And, behold, a man from among the multitude cried out aloud, saying, Master, I pray thee, look upon my son; for he is my only begotten. And, behold! a spirit taketh him, and suddenly he crieth out, and convulseth him, with foaming; and bruising him, with difficulty retires from him. read more.
And I besought thy disciples that they would cast him out, and they could not. Then Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation! how long shall I be with you, how long shall I bear with you? bring hither thy son. And while he was yet approaching the devil threw him down, and violently convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the child; and restored him to his father. And they were all struck with amazement at the mighty power of God. And while they were all wondering at the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples,


Then the Lord, after having thus spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. But they going forth preached every where, the Lord working mightily with them, and confirming the word, by attendant miracles.

And he led them without [the city] as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. And it came to pass, as he pronounced the benediction upon them, he was parted from them, and taken up into heaven. And they, after paying him their adorations, returned to Jerusalem with vast joy: read more.
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

And as he was speaking these things, while they were looking upon him, he was taken up; and a cloud enveloping him hid him from their eyes. And as they looked up earnestly into the heaven, while he was passing, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; who also said to them, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up to heaven? this Jesus, who hath been taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, in the same manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. read more.
Then they returned unto Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, about a sabbath-day's journey distant.


AND he 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 husbandmen, and went abroad. And in the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. read more.
And again he sent unto them another servant; and they cut the account short with him, by stoning him, and sent him away shamefully treated. And again he sent another; and him, they slew; and many others, some of whom they beat, and others they killed. Now he had yet one son, his beloved, and he sent him unto them last, saying, They will reverence my son. But these husbandmen said to each other, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be our own. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What then will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give his vineyard to others. Have ye never read this scripture? "The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes." And they sought to seize him, and were afraid of the people: for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them: and leaving him, they departed.

Hear another parable: There was a certain man, the master of a family, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and hired it out to husbandmen, and went into a distant country. But when the season for fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his fruits. And the husbandmen took his servants, one they beat, and another they killed, and a third they stoned. read more.
Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they treated them in the same manner. Then at last he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on the inheritance. And they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. When therefore the master of the vineyard cometh, what will he do with these husbandmen? They say unto him, He will dreadfully destroy those wicked wretches, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye not read in the Scriptures, "The stone, which the builders rejected; the same is become the head of the corner; this is done by the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes." Therefore I tell you, That the kingdom of God shall be taken away from you, and given to a nation, producing the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken in pieces, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees heard his parables, they knew that he was speaking concerning them. And they sought to apprehend him; but were afraid of the people, for they held him as a prophet.

Then he began to speak to the people this parable: A certain man planted a vineyard, and delivered it to husbandmen, and went abroad for a long while. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that they might give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat, and sent him away empty. And he again sent another servant: and him also they beat, and treating him with indignity, sent him away empty. read more.
And he sent yet a third: and him they also wounded, and cast out. Then said the master of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: probably when they see him, they will shew him respect. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be our own. So casting him out of the vineyard, they slew him. What then will the master of the vineyard do with these men? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said God forbid. Then he looked on them, and said, What is this then which is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Every one who falleth upon this stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him at that time; and were afraid of the people: for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them.


Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, "I said ye are gods?" If he called those gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; do ye say of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest 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 ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Jesus saith to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father: and from henceforth ye know him and have seen him. Philip saith to him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. read more.
Jesus saith to him, Am I all this while with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Shew us the Father? Dost thou not believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? the words which I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, who dwelleth in me, he performeth these works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: and at least believe me on account of the works themselves.

THESE things spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may glorify thee: even as thou hast given him authority over all flesh, that with regard to all those whom thou hast given him, he should give to them eternal life: and this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Jesus, the Messiah. read more.
I have glorified thee upon earth: I have completed the work which thou gavest me to perform. And now, Father, do thou glorify me with thyself in the glory which I held with thee before the world was. I have made known thy name to the persons whom thou gavest me out of the world: for thee they had a being, and to me thou hast given them; and thy word have they kept. Now have they known, that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee. For the declarations which thou gavest to me I have delivered to them; and they have received them, and have known assuredly that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou hast sent me. I entreat for them: I make no request for the world; but for those thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now no longer am I in this world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father! preserve them for thy name's sake whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. When I was with them in the world, I preserved them by thy name: those whom thou hast given me have I guarded, and not one of them is perished, except the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to thee; and I am speaking these things in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I entreat not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest preserve them from the wicked one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I sent them into the world. And for them I devote myself, that they also might be sanctified by the truth. And not for them do I make request only, but also for those who shall believe in me through their word; that all may be one; as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that these also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And I have given them the glory, which thou hast given me; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.




Though no man hath ascended into heaven, except he that descended from heaven, that Son of man the I am in heaven.