Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version


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Luke 1

1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2Even as they delivered them to us, who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word; 3It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4That you might know the certainty of those things, in which you have been instructed.

5There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron and her name was Elisabeth. 6And they were both righteous before God, walking blameless. in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. 7And they had no children, because Elisabeth was barren and they were both well advanced in years. 8And it was, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, 9According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the time of incense. 11And an angel of the Lord appeared to him standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled and fear fell on him. 13But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son and you shall call his name John. 14And you shall have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 16And he shall turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18And Zacharias said to the angel, How shall I know this? for I am an old man and my wife well aged in years. 19And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God; and I am sent to speak to you and to show you these glad tidings. 20And, behold, you shall be dumb and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 21And the people waited for Zacharias and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. 22And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned to them and remained speechless. 23And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. 24And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived and hid herself five months, saying,25 Thus has the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And the angel came in to her and said, Hail, you who are highly favoured, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women. 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favour with God. 31And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a son and shall call his name JESUS. 32He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34Then said Mary to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?35And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come on you and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. 36And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her.

39And Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country hurriedly, into a city of Judea40And entered into the house of Zacharias and saluted Elisabeth. 41And it was, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit: 42And she spoke out with a loud voice and said, Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43And how is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44For, lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45And blessed is she who believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 46And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, 47And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savoir. 48For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from now onward all generations shall call me blessed.49For he who is mighty has done great things to me; and holy is his name. 50And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52He has put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them of low degree. 53He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent away empty. 54He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; 55As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. 56And Mary abode with her about three months and returned to her own house.

57Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.58And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shown great mercy on her; and they rejoiced with her. 59And it was, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. 60And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. 61And they said to her, There is no one of your kindred who is called by this name. 62And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. 63And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marvelled. 64And his mouth was opened immediately and his tongue loosed and he spoke and praised God. 65And fear came on all who dwelled round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea. 66And all those who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

67And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, saying, 68Blessed is the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people, 69And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; 70As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who have been since the world began: 71That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us; 72To perform the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant; 73The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, 74That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,75In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins, 78Through the tender mercy of our God; by which the dayspring from on high has visited us, 79To give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80And the child grew and increased strong in spirit and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.


Chapter 2

1And it was in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3And all went to be taxed, every one to his own city. 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came on them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savoir, who is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men. 15And it was, as the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us go now even to Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. 16And they hurried and came and found Mary and Joseph and the babe lying in a manger. 17And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which had been told them concerning this child. 18And all those who heard it wondered at those things which were told to them by the shepherds. 19But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.

21And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, who was so named by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 23(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) 24And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

25And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27And he came by the Spirit to the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28Then he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word:30For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31Which you have prepared before the face of all people;32A light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel. 33And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 34And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35(Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. 36And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37And she was a widow of about eighty four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord and spoke of him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 39And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40And the child grew and increased strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was on him.

41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother did not know it. 44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances. 45And when they did not find him, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46And it was, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said to him, Son, why have you dealt thus with us? behold, your father and I have sought you sorrowing. 49And he said to them, How is it that you sought me? Didn’t you know that I must be about my Father's business? 50And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man.


Chapter 3

1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came to John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 4As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; 6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. 7Then he said to the multitude that came out to be baptized by him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Therefore bring forth fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father: for I say to you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9And now also the axe is laid at the root of the trees: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. 10And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? 11He answered and said to them, He who has two coats, let him impart to him who has none; and he who has meat, let him do likewise. 12Then publicans came also to be baptized and they said to him, Master, what shall we do? 13And he said to them, Exact no more than that which is appointed to you. 14And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying and what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

15And as the people were in expectation and all men mused in their hearts about John, whether he was the Christ, or not; 16John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptize you [in] water; but one mightier than I is coming, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire: 17Whose fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly purge his floor and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. 18And he preached many other things in his exhortation to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife and for all the evils which Herod had done, 20Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

21Now when all the people were baptized, it was, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened, 22And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased. 23And Jesus himself was about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was the son of Heli, 24Who was the son of Matthat, who was the son of Levi, who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Janna, who was the son of Joseph, 25Who was the son of Mattathias, who was the son of Amos, who was the son of Naum, who was the son of Esli, who was the son of Nagge, 26Who was the son of Maath, who was the son of Mattathias, who was the son of Semei, who was the son of Joseph, who was the son of Juda, 27Who was the son of Joanna, who was the son of Rhesa, who was the son of Zorobabel, who was the son of Salathiel, who was the son of Neri, 28Who was the son of Melchi, who was the son of Addi, who was the son of Cosam, who was the son of Elmodam, who was the son of Er, 29Who was the son of Jose, who was the son of Eliezer, who was the son of Jorim, who was the son of Matthat, who was the son of Levi, 30Who was the son of Simeon, who was the son of Juda, who was the son of Joseph, who was the son of Jonan, who was the son of Eliakim, 31Who was the son of Melea, who was the son of Menan, who was the son of Mattatha, who was the son of Nathan, who was the son of David, 32Who was the son of Jesse, who was the son of Obed, who was the son of Booz, who was the son of Salmon, who was the son of Naasson, 33Who was the son of Aminadab, who was the son of Aram, who was the son of Esrom, who was the son of Phares, who was the son of Juda, 34Who was the son of Jacob, who was the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham, who was the son of Thara, who was the son of Nachor, 35Who was the son of Saruch, who was the son of Ragau, who was the son of Phalec, who was the son of Heber, who was the son of Sala, 36Who was the son of Cainan, who was the son of Arphaxad, who was the son of Sem, who was the son of Noah, who was the son of Lamech, 37Who was the son of Mathusala, who was the son of Enoch, who was the son of Jared, who was the son of Maleleel, who was the son of Cainan, 38Who was the son of Enos, who was the son of Seth, who was the son of Adam, who was the son of God.


Chapter 4

1And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2Being tempted forty days of the devil. And in those days he ate nothing: and when they were ended, afterward he was hungry. 3And the devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 5And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6And the devil said to him, All this power I will give you and the glory of them: for that is delivered to me; and to whom ever I will I give it. 7Therefore if you will worship me, all shall be yours. 8And Jesus answered and said to him, Get behind me, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve. 9And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the temple and said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here: 10For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you: 11And in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. 12And Jesus answering said to him, It is said, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. 13And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame of him went out through all the region round about. 15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up to read. 17And the book of the prophet Isaiah was delivered to him. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,18The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he closed the book and he gave it again to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21And he began to say to them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 22And all bore him witness and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?23And he said to them, You will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country. 24And he said, Verily I say to you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. 25But I tell you a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26But to none of them was Elijah sent, except to Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian. 28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with anger, 29And rose up and thrust him out of the city and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, so that they might cast him down headlong. 30But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

31And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee and taught them on the sabbath days.32And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power. 33And there was a man in the synagogue who had a spirit of an unclean demon and he cried out with a loud voice,34Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God. 35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace and come out of him. And when the demon had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him and did not hurt him. 36And they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, What word is this! for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits and they come out. 37And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about. 38And he arose out of the synagogue and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39And he stood over her and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered to them. 40Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with different diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, You are Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them did not allow them to speak: for they knew that he was the Christ. 42And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him and came to him and delayed him, that he should not depart from them. 43And he said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore I am sent. 44And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.


Chapter 5

1And it was, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and asked him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship. 4Now when he had left speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught. 5And Simon answering said to him, Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net. 6And when they had done this they enclosed a great multitude of fish: and their net broke. 7And they beckoned to their partners, who were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9For he was astonished and all who were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10And so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men. 11And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all and followed him.

12And it was, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face and begged him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.13And he put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will: be clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14And he charged him to tell no man: but go and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 15But so much the more a fame went abroad about him: and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities. 16And he withdrew himself into the wilderness and prayed.

17And it was on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18And, behold, men brought a man in a bed who was taken with palsy: and they sought means to bring him in and to lay him before him. 19And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went on the housetop and let him down through the tiling with his couch in the midst before Jesus. 20And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you. 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 22But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said to them, What do you reason in your hearts? 23What is easier, to say, your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Rise up and walk? 24But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of palsy,) I say to you, Arise and take up your couch and go into your house. 25And immediately he rose up before them and took up that on which he lay and departed to his own house, glorifying God. 26And they were all amazed and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

27And after these things he went out and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me. 28And he left all, rose up and followed him. 29And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others who sat down with them. 30But the scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 31And Jesus answering said to them, Those who are whole do not need a physician; but those who are sick. 32I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 33And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but yours eat and drink?34And he said to them, Can you make the children of the bride chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 35But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them and then they shall fast in those days. 36And he spoke also a parable to them; No man puts a piece of a new garment on an old; if otherwise, then both the new makes a tear and the piece that was taken out of the new does not agree with the old. 37And no man puts new wine into old bottles; lest the new wine will burst the bottles and be spilled and the bottles shall perish. 38But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39No man also having drunk old wine immediately desires new: for he says, The old is better.


Chapter 6

1And it was on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 2And certain of the Pharisees said to them, Why do you do that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 3And Jesus answering them said, Have you not read so much as this, what David did, when he himself and those who were with him were hungry; 4How he went into the house of God and took and ate the show bread and also gave it to those who were with him; which it is not lawful to eat except for the priests alone? 5And he said to them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. 6And it was also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8But he knew their thoughts and said to the man who had the withered hand, Rise up and stand in the midst. And he arose and stood. 9Then said Jesus to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10And looking round about on them all, he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 11And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

12And it was in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God. 13And when it was day, he called his disciples: and he chose twelve from them, whom he also named apostles; 14Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bareholomew, 15Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon called Zelotes, 16And Judas the brother of James and Judas Iscariot, who also was the traitor. 17And he came down with them and stood in the plain and the company of his disciples and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;18And those who were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 19And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for virtue went out of him and he healed them all.

20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, Blessed are you poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21Blessed are you who hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now: for you shall laugh. 22Blessed are you, when men shall hate you and when they shall separate you from their company and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for their fathers did to the prophets in the same manner. 24But woe to you who are rich! for you have received your consolation. 25Woe to you who are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep. 26Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

27But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28Bless those who curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you. 29And to him who strikes you on one cheek offer the other also; and he who takes away your cloke do not forbid him to take your coat also. 30 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. 31And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them the same way. 32For if you love those who love you, what thanks have you? for sinners also love those who love them.33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have you? for even sinners also do the same. 34And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks have you? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love your enemies and do good and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great and you shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. 36Therefore be merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 Judge not and you shall not be judged: condemn not and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven: 38Give and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again. 39And he spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? 40The disciple is not above his master: but every one who is perfect shall be as his master. 41And why do you behold the mote that is in your brother's eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye? 42Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in your eye, when you yourself do not see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye and then you shall see clearly to pull out the mote that is in your brother's eye.43For a good tree does not bring forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44For every tree is known by his own fruit. For men do not gather figs of thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. 45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. 46And why do you call me, Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say? 47Whoever comes to me and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you to whom he is like: 48He is like a man who built a house and dug deep and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently on that house and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock. 49But he who hears and does not, is like a man who without a foundation built a house on the earth; against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.


Chapter 7

1Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.3And when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5For he loves our nation and he has built us a synagogue. 6Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble yourself: for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof: 7Therefore I did not think myself worthy to come to you: but say in a word and my servant shall be healed. 8For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers and I say to one, Go and he goes; and to another, Come and he comes; and to my servant, Do this and he does it. 9When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him and turned himself around and said to the people who followed him, I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole who had been sick.

11And it was the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him and many people. 12Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother and she was a widow: and many people of the city were with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, Do not Weep. 14And he came and touched the bier: and those who bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, Arise. 15And he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16And fear came on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people.17And this rumour of him went out throughout all Judea and throughout all the region round about. 18And the disciples of John showed him all these things.

19And John calling to him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he who should come? or are we to look for another? 20When the men were come to him, they said, John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, Are you he who should come? or do we look for another?21And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues and of evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight. 22Then Jesus answering said to them, Go your way and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the gospel is preached to the poor. 23And blessed is whoever is not offended in me. 24And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak to the people concerning John, What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 25But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soften raiment? Behold, those who are gorgeously clothed and live delicately, are in kings' courts. 26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you and much more than a prophet. 27This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you. 28For I say to you, Among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.29And all the people who heard him and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, not being baptized of him. 31And the Lord said, To what then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another and saying, We have piped to you and you have not danced; we have mourned to you and you have not wept. 33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say, He has a demon. 34The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and you say, Behold a gluttonous man and a wine bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35But wisdom is justified of all her children.

36And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house and sat down to meat. 37And, behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 38And stood at his feet behind him weeping and began to wash his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.39Now when the Pharisee who had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is who touches him: for she is a sinner. 40And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to you. And he said, Master, say on. 41There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence and the other fifty. 42And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, You have rightly judged.44And he turned to the woman and said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet: but she has washed my feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45You gave me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil: but this woman has anointed my feet with ointment. 47Therefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. 48And he said to her, your sins are forgiven. 49And those who sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this who also forgives sins? 50And he said to the woman, your faith has saved you; go in peace.


Chapter 8

1And it was afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 2And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven demons, 3And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward and Susanna and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.

4And when many people were gathered together and were come to him out of every city, he spoke by a parable: 5A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6And some fell on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked it. 8And others fell on good ground and sprang up and bore fruit a hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 9And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 10And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand. 11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12Those by the way side are those who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.13 They on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who for a while believe and in time of temptation fall away. 14And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life and bring no fruit to perfection. 15But that on the good ground are those who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience. 16 No man, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a lampstand, so that those who enter in may see the light. 17For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad.18Take heed therefore how you hear: for whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, from him shall be taken even that which he seems to have. 19Then his mother and his brothers came to him and could not come to him because of the multitude. 20And it was told him by certain who said, your mother and your brothers stand outside, desiring to see you. 21And he answered and said to them, My mother and my brothers are these who hear the word of God, and do it.

22Now it was on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched out. 23But as they sailed he fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filled [with water] and were in jeopardy. 24And they came to him and awakened him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased and there was a calm. 25And he said to them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying to one another, What manner of man is this! for he commands even the winds and water and they obey him. 26And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27And when he went out to land, a certain man met him out of the city, who had demons a long time and wore no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God most high? I beseech you, do not torment me. 29(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For often it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he broke the bands and was driven into the wilderness by the demon.) 30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is your name? And he said, Legion: because many demons were entered into him. 31And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 32And a herd of many swine was there feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would allow them to enter into them. And he allowed them. 33Then the demons went out of the man and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and were choked. 34When those who fed them saw what was done, they fled and went and told it in the city and in the country. 35Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus and found the man out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 They also who saw it told them by what means he who was possessed of the demons was healed. 37Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship and returned back again. 38Now the man out of whom the demons were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,39Return to your own house and show how great things God has done to you. And he went his way and published throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done to him.

40And it was, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him. 41And, behold, a man named Jairus came and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet and besought him who he would come into his house: 42For he had only one daughter, about twelve years old and she lay dying. But as he went the people thronged him. 43And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, neither could be healed by any, 44Came behind him and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stopped. 45And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and those who were with him said, Master, the multitude throng you and press you and you say Who touched me? 46And Jesus said, Somebody has touched me: for I perceive that virtue has gone out of me. 47And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling and falling down before him, she declared to him before all the people why she had touched him and how she was healed immediately. 48And he said to her, Daughter, be of good comfort: your faith has made you whole; go in peace. 49While he yet spoke, one from the ruler of the synagogue's house came, saying to him, your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Master. 50But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: only believe and she shall be made whole. 51And when he came into the house, he did not allow any man to go in, save Peter and James and John and the father and the mother of the maiden.52And all wept and bewailed her: but he said, Do not weep; she is not dead, but is sleeping.53And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54And he put them all out, and took her by the hand and called, saying, Maid, arise. 55And her spirit came again and she arose immediately: and he commanded to give her food. 56And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.


Chapter 9

1Then he called his twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3And he said to them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 4And what ever house you enter into, there abide and from there depart. 5And who ever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 6And they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing every where. 7Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead; 8And by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9And Herod said, I have beheaded John: but who is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

10And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11And when they knew it the people followed him: and he received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and healed those who had need of healing. 12And when the day began to wear away, the twelve came then and said to him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about and lodge and get supplies: for we are here in a desert place.13But he said to them, You give them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fish; except we should go and buy food for all these people. 14For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15And they did so and made them all sit down. 16Then he took the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he blessed them and broke and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17And they ate and were all filled,: and twelve baskets of fragments that remained to them were taken up.

18And it was, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom do the people say that I am? 19They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said to them, But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. 21And he strictly charged them and commanded them to tell no man that thing; 22Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and be raised the third day. 23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world and lose himself, or be cast away? 26For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory and in his Father's and of the holy angels. 27But I tell you of a truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

28And it was about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James and went up into a mountain to pray. 29And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his clothes were white and glistering. 30And, behold, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elijah: 31Who appeared in glory and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32But Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said. 34While he thus spoke, there came a cloud and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 36And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

37And it was, that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met him. 38And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child. 39And, lo, a spirit takes him and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him so that he foams again and bruising him hard departs from him. 40And I besought your disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 41And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring your son here. 42And as he was yet coming, the demon threw him down and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and healed the child and delivered him again to his father.

43And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while every one of them wondered at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45But they did not understand this saying and it was hidden from them, so that they did not perceive it: and they were afraid to ask him of that saying. 46Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be the greatest. 47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child and set him by him, 48And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him who sent me: for he who is least among you all, the same shall be great. 49And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he did not follow with us. 50And Jesus said to him, Do not forbid him: for he who is not against us is for us.

51And it was, when the time came that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52And sent messengers before his face: and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, will you that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did? 55But he turned and rebuked them and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

57And it was, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said to him, Lord, I will follow you where ever you go. 58And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head. 59And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but you go and preach the kingdom of God. 61And another also said, Lord, I will follow you; but let me first go bid farewell to those who are at home at my house. 62And Jesus said to him, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.


Chapter 10

1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place, where he himself would come. 2Therefore he said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3Go your ways: behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5And into what ever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest on it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Do not go from house to house. 8And into what ever city you enter and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 9And heal the sick that are there and say to them, The kingdom of God is come near to you. 10But into what ever city you enter and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same and say, 11Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we wipe off against you: but be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come near to you. 12But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have repented a great while ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.15And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hell. 16He who hears you hears me; and he who despises you despises me; and he who despises me despises him who sent me.

17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us through your name. 18And he said to them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.19Behold, I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20But do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight. 22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 23And he turned to his disciples and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see: 24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear and have not heard them.

25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said to him, What is written in the law? how do you read? 27And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself. 28And he said to him, You have answered right: this do and you shall live. 29But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus and who is my neighbour? 30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked at him and passed by on the other side. 33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34And went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine and set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two danaria and gave them to the host and said to him, Take care of him; and what ever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you. 36Which now of these three, do you think was neighbour to him who fell among the thieves? 37And he said, He who showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go and do likewise.

38Now it was, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving and came to him and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.


Chapter 11

1And it was, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2And he said to them, When you pray, say, Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be your name. your kingdom come. your will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3Give us day by day our daily bread. 4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 5And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me and I have nothing to set before him? 7And he from within shall answer and say, Do not trouble me: the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you. 8I say to you, Though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give to him as many as he needs. 9And I say to you, Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. 10For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened. 11If a son shall ask bread of any of you who is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he asks a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

14And he was casting out a demon and it was dumb. And it was, when the demon had gone out, the dumb spoke; and the people wondered. 15But some of them said, He casts out demons through Beelzebub the chief of the demons. 16And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls. 18If Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub. 19And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 20But if I with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt the kingdom of God is come to you. 21When an armed strong man keeps his palace, his goods are in peace: 22But when a stronger than he shall come on him and overcome him, he takes from him all his armour in which he trusted and divides his spoils. 23He who is not with me is against me: and he who does not gather with me scatters. 24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return to my house where I came from. 25And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished. 26Then he goes and takes to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

27And it was, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said to him, Blessed is the womb that bore you and the paps which you have sucked.28But he said, Yes rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it.

29And when the people were heavily gathered together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and no sign shall be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet. 30For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also shall the Son of man be to this generation. 31The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 33 No man, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a lamp stand, that those who come in may see the light. 34The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, your whole body is also full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body is also full of darkness. 35Take heed therefore that the light which is in you is not darkness. 36If your whole body therefore is full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.

37And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in and sat down to meat. 38And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. 39And the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the platter clean; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 40You fools, did not he who made that which is without make that which is within also? 41But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you. 42But woe to you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs and pass over judgment and the love of God: these you ought to have done and not to leave the other undone. 43Woe to you, Pharisees! for you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues and greetings in the markets. 44Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which do not appear so and the men who walk over them are not aware of them. 45Then answered one of the lawyers and said to him, Master, saying thus you reproach us also. 46And he said, Woe to you also, you lawyers! for you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47Woe to you! for you build the sepulchres of the prophets and your fathers killed them.48Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them and you build their sepulchres. 49Therefore also the wisdom of God says I will send them prophets and apostles and some of them they shall kill and persecute: 50That the blood of all the prophets, which has been shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. 52Woe to you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not enter in yourselves and those who were entering in you hindered. 53And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently and to provoke him to speak of many things: 54Laying wait for him and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, so that they might accuse him.


Chapter 12

1In the mean time, when an innumerable multitude of people were gathered together, so that they trod on one another, he began to say to his disciples first of all, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hidden, that shall not be known. 3Therefore what ever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which you have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed on the housetops. 4And I say to you my friends, Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, who after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, Fear him. 6Are not five sparrows sold for two tenths of a drachma and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. 8Also I say to you, Who ever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9But he who denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10And who ever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven. 11And when they bring you to the synagogues and to magistrates and powers, take no thought how or what thing you shall answer, or what you shall say: 12For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.

13And one of the company said to him, Master, speak to my brother, that he may divide the inheritance with me. 14And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?15And he said to them, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man's life does not consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses. 16And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18And he said, This I will do: I will pull down my barns and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry. 20But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided? 21So is he who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.

22And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; neither for the body, what you shall put on. 23The life is more than food and the body is more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; they have neither storehouses nor barns; and God feeds them: how much more are you better than the fowls? 25And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26If you then are not able to do that thing which is least, why do you take thought for the rest? 27Consider the lilies how they grow: they do not toil, they do not spin; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28If then God so clothes the grass, which is in the field today and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith? 29And do not seek what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be of doubtful mind. 30For all these things the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.31But rather seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you. 32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches, neither does moth corrupt. 34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35Let your loins be girded about and your lights burning; 36And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. 37Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he comes shall find watching: verily I say to you, that he shall gird himself and make them to sit down to food and will come out and serve them. 38And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39And know this, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be broken through. 40Therefore be ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.

41Then Peter said to him, Lord, Do you speak this parable to us, or even to all? 42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? 43Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. 44Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45But and if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens and to eat and drink and to be drunken; 46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he does not look for him and at an hour when he is not aware and will cut him asunder and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47And that servant, who knew his lord's will and did not prepare himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he who did not know and committed things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask more. 49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it is already kindled? 50But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it is accomplished! 51Do you suppose that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division: 52For from now on there shall be five in one house divided, three against two and two against three. 53The father shall be divided against the son and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

54And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, immediately you say, A shower comes; and so it is. 55And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass. 56You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time? 57Yes and why even of yourselves do you not judge what is right? 58When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are in the way, give diligence that you may be delivered from him; lest he haul you to the judge and the judge delivers you to the officer and the officer casts you into prison. 59I tell you, you shall not depart from there, till you have paid the very last mite.


Chapter 13

1 There were present at that season some who told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2And Jesus answering said to them, Do you suppose that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. 4Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were sinners above all men who dwell in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.

6He spoke also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it and found none. 7Then he said to the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none: cut it down; why does it cumber the ground? 8And he answering said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it and dung it: 9And if it bears fruit, well: and if not, then after that you shall cut it down.

10And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bowed together and could in no way lift herself up. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him and said to her, Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity. 13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight and glorified God. 14And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day and he said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed and not on the sabbath day. 15The Lord then answered him and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead him away for watering? 16And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 17And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

18Then he said, To what is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I resemble it? 19It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden; and it grew and increased to a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 20And again he said, To what shall I liken the kingdom of God? 21It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 22And he went through the cities and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem.

23Then said one to him, Lord, are there few who are saved? And he said to them, 24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able.25When once the master of the house is risen up and has shut the door and you begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us; and he shall answer and say to you, I do not know where you are from : 26Then shall you begin to say, We ate and drank in your presence, and you have taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity. 28There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God and you yourselves thrust out. 29And they shall come from the east and from the west and from the north and from the south and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.30And, behold, there are last who shall be first and there are first who shall be last.

31The same day certain of the Pharisees came, saying to him, Get out and depart from here for Herod will kill you. 32And he said to them, Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and I do cures today and tomorrow and the third day I shall be perfected. 33But I must walk today and tomorrow and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perishes out of Jerusalem.34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings and you would not! 35Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and verily I say to you, You shall not see me, until the time comes when you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.


Chapter 14

1And it was, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. 2And, behold, there was a certain man before him who had the dropsy. 3And Jesus answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 4And they held their peace. And he took him and healed him and let him go; 5And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit and will not immediately pull him out on the sabbath day? 6And they could not answer him again to these things.

7And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them, 8When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, do not sit down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than you is bidden by him; 9And he who bade you and him comes and says to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he who bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then shall you have worship in the presence of those who sit at meat with you. 11For who ever exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted. 12Then said he also to him who bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbours; lest they also bid you again and a recompense be made to you. 13But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

15And when one of those who sat at meat with him heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many: 17And sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground and I need to go and see it: I pray you have me excused. 19And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen and I go to prove them: I pray you have me excused. 20And another said, I have married a wife and therefore I cannot come. 21So that servant came and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the halt and the blind. 22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded and there is still room. 23And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.24For I say to you, That none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.

25And great multitudes went with him: and he turned and said to them, 26If any man comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it? 29Lest perhaps after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,30Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish. 31Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consult whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and desires conditions of peace. 33So likewise, whoever he is of you who does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple. 34Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its savour, how shall it be seasoned? 35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.


Chapter 15

1Then all the publicans and sinners drew near to him to hear him. 2And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receives sinners and eats with them. 3And he spoke this parable to them, saying, 4What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost, until he finds it?5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety nine just persons, who need no repentance. 8Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently till she finds it? 9And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.10Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

11And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. And he divided to them his living. 13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together and took his journey into a far country and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14And when he had spent all, a mighty famine arose in that land; and he began to be in want. 15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16And he longed to fill his belly with the husks that the swine ate: and no man gave to him. 17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare and I perish with hunger! 18I will arise and go to my father and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 19And am not worthy anymore to be called your son: make me as one of your hired servants. 20And he arose and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. 21And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight and am not worthy to be called your son anymore . 22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet: 23And bring here the fatted calf and kill it; and let us eat and be merry: 24For this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25Now his older son was in the field: and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27And he said to him, your brother is come; and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound. 28And he was angry and would not go in: therefore his father came out and entreated him. 29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years I have served you, neither did I transgress at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30But as soon as this your son has come, who has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed the fatted calf for him. 31And he said to him, Son, you are ever with me and all that I have is yours. 32It was fitting that we should make merry and be glad: for this your brother was dead and is alive again; and was lost and is found.


Chapter 16

1And he said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and the same was accused to him that he had wasted his goods. 2And he called him and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship; for you may no longer be steward. 3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord takes away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; I am ashamed to beg. 4I am resolved what to do, so that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 5So he called every one of his lord's debtors to him and said to the first, How much do you owe to my lord? 6And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said to him, Take your bill and sit down quickly and write fifty. 7Then he said to another and how much do you owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said to him, Take your bill and write eighty. 8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world wiser are in their generation than the children of light. 9And I say to you, Make for yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; so that, when you fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10He who is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he who is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 11If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 15And he said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached and every man presses into it. 17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 18Whoever puts away his wife and marries another, commits adultery: and who ever marries her who is put away from her husband commits adultery.

19 There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day: 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: also the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it was, that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died and was buried; 23And in hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments and seeing Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26And beside all this, a great is gulf fixed between us and you: so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, who would come from there. 27Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house: 28For I have five brothers; so that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30And he said, No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will repent. 31And he said to him, If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.


Chapter 17

1Then he said to the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe to him, through whom they come! 2It would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 3Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespasses against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.4And if he trespasses against you seven times in a day and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him. 5And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith. 6And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamore tree, Be plucked up by the root and be planted in the sea; and it would obey you. 7But which of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 8And will not rather say to him, Make ready that I may sup, and gird yourself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk; and afterward you shall eat and drink? 9 does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

11And it was, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12And as he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood afar off: 13And they lifted up their voices and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14And when he saw them, he said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. And it was, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18There is not found one who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger. 19And he said to him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.

20And when he was demanded by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God does not come with observation: 21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is inside of you. 22And he said to the disciples, The days will come, when you shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man and you shall not see it. 23And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: do not go after them, nor follow them. 24For as the lightning, that lights out of the one part under heaven and shines to the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. 25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. 26And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30Even so shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 31In that day, he who shall be on the housetop and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he who is in the field, let him likewise not return back.32Remember Lot's wife. 33Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 34I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken and the other shall be left. 35Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken and the other left. 36Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. 37And they answered and said to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where ever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.


Chapter 18

1And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint;2Saying, There was in a city a judge, who did not fear God, nor regard man: 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she wearies me. 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said. 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night to him, though he bears long with them? 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?

9And he spoke this parable to certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: 10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee and the other a publican. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortionists, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but beat on his chest, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. 14I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one who exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.

15And they also brought infants to him, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16But Jesus called them to him and said, Allow little children to come to me, and do not forbid them: for of such is the kingdom of God. 17Verily I say to you, Whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no way enter in it.

18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?19And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? no one is good, save one, that is, God. 20You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour your father and your mother. 21And he said, All these I have kept from my youth up. 22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said to him, You lack one thing yet : sell all that you have and distribute to the poor and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And those who heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all and followed you. 29And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no man who has left house, or parents, or brothers, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time and in the world to come everlasting life.

31Then he took the twelve with him and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and spitefully entreated and spit on:33And they shall scourge him and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. 34And they did not understand any of these things: and this saying was hidden from them, nor did they understand the things which were spoken.

35And it was, that as he was near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth is passing by. 38And he cried, saying, Jesus, you Son of David, have mercy on me. 39And those who went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, You Son of David, have mercy on me. 40And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought to him: and when he had come near, he asked him, 41Saying, What will you that I shall do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42And Jesus said to him, Receive your sight: your faith has saved you. 43And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God: and when all the people saw it, they praised God.


Chapter 19

1And as Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, who was the chief among the publicans and he was rich. 3And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. 4And he ran before and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him and said to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for today I must abide at your house. 6And he made haste and came down and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man who is a sinner. 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9And Jesus said to him, This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11And as they heard these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. 12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. 13And he called his ten servants and delivered them ten pounds and said to them, Occupy till I come. 14But his citizens hated him and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15And it was, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16Then came the first, saying, Lord, your pound has gained ten pounds. 17And he said to him, Well, you good servant: because you have been faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. 18And the second came, saying, Lord, your pound has gained five pounds. 19And he said likewise to him, Be also over five cities. 20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21For I feared you, because you are an austere man: you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow. 22And he said to him, Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow: 23Why then did you not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required my own with usury? 24And he said to those who stood by, Take the pound from him and give it to him who has ten pounds. 25(And they said to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.) 26For I say to you, That to every one who has shall be given; and from him who has not, even that he has shall be taken away from him. 27But my enemies, those who would not have me reign over them, bring here and kill them before me.

28And when he had thus spoken, he went onward, ascending up to Jerusalem. 29And it came to pass, when he was come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30Saying, Go into the village opposite you; in which at your entering you shall find a colt tied, on which man never yet sat: loose him and bring him here.31And if any man ask you, Why do you loose him? thus shall you say to him, Because the Lord has need of him. 32And those who were sent went their way and found even as he had said to them. 33And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them, Why do you loose the colt?34And they said, The Lord has need of him. 35And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments on the colt and they set Jesus on it. 36And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 37And when he was come near, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38Saying, Blessed be the King who comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven and glory in the highest. 39And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke your disciples. 40And he answered and said to them, I tell you that, if these would hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

41And when he was come near, he beheld the city and wept over it, 42Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong to your peace! but now they are hidden from your eyes. 43For the days shall come on you, when your enemies shall cast a trench about you and surround you and keep you in on every side, 44And shall lay you even with the ground and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone on another; because you did not know the time of your visitation. 45And he went into the temple and began to cast out those who sold and those who bought in it; 46Saying to them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but you have made it a den of thieves. 47And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, 48And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.


Chapter 20

1And it was, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came on him with the elders, 2And spoke to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority you do these things? or who is he who gave you this authority? 3And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.7And they answered, that they could not tell where it was from. 8And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell by what authority I do these things.

9Then he began to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country for a long time. 10And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, so that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him and sent him away empty. 11And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also and entreated him shamefully and sent him away empty. 12And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also and cast him out. 13Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.14But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours. 15So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore what shall the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16He shall come and destroy these husbandmen and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 17And he beheld them and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18Who ever shall fall on that stone shall be broken; but on whom ever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 19And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them but they feared the people.

20And they watched him and sent out spies, who should feign themselves just men, so that they might take hold of his words, so that they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor. 21And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that you say and teach rightly, nor do you accept the person of any, but you teach the way of God truly: 22Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 23But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, Why do you tempt me? 24Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? They answered and said, Caesar's. 25And he said to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's and to God the things which are God's. 26And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer and held their peace.

27Then certain of the Sadducees who deny that there is any resurrection came to him; and they asked him, 28Saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, If any man's brother dies, having a wife and he dies without children, that then his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 29There were therefore seven brothers: and the first took a wife and died without children. 30And the second took her to wife and he died childless. 31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her as a wife. 34And Jesus answering said to them, The children of this world marry and are given in marriage: 35But those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 37Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he called the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.

39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have said well. 40And after that they did not dare ask him any question at all. 41And he said to them, How do they say that Christ is David's son? 42And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, 43Till I make your enemies your footstool. 44David therefore called him Lord, how then is he his son? 45Then in the audience of all the people he said to his disciples, 46Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes and love greetings in the markets and the highest seats in the synagogues and the chief rooms at feasts; 47Who devour widows' houses and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.


Chapter 21

1And he looked up and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 2And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in there two mites. 3And he said, Of a truth I say to you, that this poor widow has cast in more than they all: 4For all these have of their abundance cast in to the offerings of God: but she of her poverty has cast in all the living that she had.

5And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,6As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone on another, that shall not be thrown down. 7And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? 8And he said, Take heed that you are not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draws near: therefore do not go after them. 9But when you shall hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified: for these things must come to pass first; but the end is not by and by. 10Then he said to them, Nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom:11And great earthquakes shall be in different places and famines and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall be from heaven. 12But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you shall answer: 15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16And you shall be betrayed both by parents and brothers and kinfolks and friends; and they shall cause some of you to be put to death. 17And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. 18But there shall not a hair of your head perish. 19In your patience possess your souls.

20And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation of it is near. 21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those who are in the midst of it depart out; and do not let those who are in the countries enter into it. 22For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23But woe to those who are with child and to those who give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land and wrath on this people. 24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;26Men's hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.

29And he spoke a parable to them; Behold the fig tree and all the trees; 30When they now shoot forth, you see and know of your own selves that summer is now near at hand. 31So likewise you, when you see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is near at hand.32Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this life and so that day come on you unaware. 35For it shall come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of man. 37And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. 38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.


Chapter 22

1Now the feast of unleavened bread which is called the Passover drew near, 2And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. 3Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them. 5And they were glad and covenanted to give him money. 6And he promised and sought opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of the multitude.

7Then the day of unleavened bread when the passover must be killed came. 8And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the passover for us, so that we may eat it . 9And they said to him, Where will you that we prepare? 10And he said to them, Behold, when you are entered into the city, a man shall meet you there bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in. 11And you shall say to the goodman of the house, The Master says to you, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 12And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: make ready there. 13And they went and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover. 14And when the hour was come, he sat down and the twelve apostles with him. 15And he said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: 16For I say to you, I will not eat of it any more, until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17And he took the cup and gave thanks and said, Take this and divide it among yourselves: 18For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19And he took bread and gave thanks and broke it and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

21But, behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22And truly the Son of man goes, as it has been determined: but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed! 23And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was who should do this thing. 24And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and those who exercise authority on them are called benefactors. 26But you shall not be so: but he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he who is chief, as he who serves. 27For which is greater, he who sits at meat, or he who serves? is not he who sits at meat? but I am among you as he who serves. 28You are those who have continued with me in my temptations. 29And I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed to me; 30That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers. 33And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison and to death. 34And he said, I tell you, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that you shall deny three times that you know me. 35And he said to them, When I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes, did you lack any thing? And they said, Nothing. 36Then he said to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take it and likewise his scrip: and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37For I say to you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me and he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have a fulfilment. 38And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.

39And he came out and went, as he was used to, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray that you do not enter into temptation. 41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw and kneeled down and prayed, 42Saying, Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done. 43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44And he prayed more earnestly being in an agony: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45And when he rose up from prayer and came to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 46And said to them, Why are you sleeping? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

47And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 48But Jesus said to him, Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss? 49When those who were about him saw what would follow, they said to him, Lord, shall we strike with the sword? 50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51And Jesus answered and said, Allow it this far. And he touched his ear and healed him. 52Then Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and the elders, who were come to him, Have you come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? 53When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch out hands against me: but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

54Then they took him and led him and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off. 55And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 56But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire and earnestly looked on him and said, This man was also with him. 57And he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. 58And after a little while another saw him and said, You are also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 59And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilean. 60And Peter said, Man, I do not know what you say. And immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crowed. 61And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times. 62And Peter went out and wept bitterly.

63And the men who held Jesus mocked him and struck him. 64And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it who struck you? 65And they spoke many other things blasphemously against him. 66And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together and led him into their council, saying, 67 Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe: 68And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. 69Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70Then they all said, Are you then the Son of God? And he said to them, You say that I am. 71And they said, What need do we have of any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.


Chapter 23

1And the whole multitude of them arose and led him to Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. 3And Pilate asked him, saying, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, You say it. 4Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. 5And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 6When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7And as soon as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.8And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad: for he was desirous to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 9Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 11And Herod with his men of war set him at nought and mocked him and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to Pilate. 12And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

13And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,14Said to them, You have brought this man to me, as one who perverts the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things of which you accuse him: 15No, nor yet has Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done by him. 16I will therefore chastise him and release him. 17(For of necessity he must release one to them at the feast.) 18And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man and release Barabbas to us: 19(Who for a certain sedition made in the city and for murder, was cast into prison.) 20Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spoke again to them. 21But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. 22And he said to them the third time, Why, what evil has he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and let him go.23And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. 24And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. 25And he released to them him whom they had desired who for sedition and murder was cast into prison, but he delivered Jesus to their will.

26And as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27And a great company of people followed him and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him. 28But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For, behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the paps which never gave suck. 30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, they crucified him there and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they do. And they parted his clothes and cast lots. 35And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen of God. 36And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, 37And saying, If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself. 38And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39And one of the malefactors who were hanged railed on him, saying, If you are Christ, save yourself and us. 40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do you not fear God, seeing you are in the same condemnation? 41And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man has done nothing amiss. 42And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom. 43And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to you, Today you shall be with me in paradise.

44And it was about the sixth hour and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45And the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was torn in the midst. 46And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the Spirit. 47Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48And all the people who came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, struck their breasts and returned.49And all his acquaintances and the women who followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

50And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good and just man: 51(The same had not consented to their counsel and deed;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 52This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus. 53And he took it down and wrapped it in linen and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, in which man had never been laid before. 54And that day was the preparation and the sabbath drew on. 55And the women also, who came with him from Galilee, followed after and beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid. 56And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.


Chapter 24

1Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared and certain others with them. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3And they entered in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4And it was, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6He is not here, but has risen: remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee, 7Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and the third day rise again. 8And they remembered his words, 9And returned from the sepulchre and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and other women who were with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11And their words seemed to them as idle tales and they did not believe them. 12Then Peter arose and ran to the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was about sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. 14And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15And it was, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16But their eyes were held so that they did not know him.17And he said to them, What manner of communications are these that you have with one another, as you walk and are sad? 18And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said to him, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem and have not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:20And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death and have crucified him. 21But we had trusted that it was he who should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. 22Yes and certain women also of our company made us astonished, who were at the sepulchre early; 23And when they did not find his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.24And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulchre and found it even so as the women had said: but they did not see him. 25Then he said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory? 27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 28And they drew near to the village, where they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. And he went in to stay with them. 30And it was, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread and blessed it and broke and gave to them. 31And their eyes were opened and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 32And they said one to another, Did our hearts not burn within us, while he talked with us by the way and while he opened to us the scriptures? 33And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, 34Saying, The Lord is risen indeed and has appeared to Simon. 35And they told what things were done in the way and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

36And as they thus spoke, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them and said to them, Peace be to you. 37But they were terrified and frightened and supposed that they had seen a spirit.38And he said to them, Why are you troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me having. 40And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet.41And while they yet believed not for joy and wondered, he said to them, Have you here any food? 42And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb. 43And he took it and ate before them. 44And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me. 45Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46And said to them, Thus it is written and thus it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day: 47And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48And you are witnesses of these things. 49And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are endued with power from on high.

50And he led them out as far as Bethany and he lifted up his hands and blessed them.51And it was, while he blessed them, he was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.