The Gospel According to St. Luke

1:1Forasmuch as many havetaken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things whichare most surely believed among us, 1:2Even as they delivered them untous, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 1:3It seemed good to me also,having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, towrite unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 1:4That thou mightest know thecertainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

1:5There was in the daysof Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of thecourse of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and hername was Elisabeth. 1:6And they were both righteousbefore God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lordblameless. 1:7And they had nochild, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were nowwell stricken in years. 1:8And it came to pass, that while heexecuted the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, 1:9According to the custom ofthe priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into thetemple of the Lord. 1:10Andthe whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time ofincense. 1:11And thereappeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of thealtar of incense. 1:12Andwhen Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 1:13But the angel said untohim, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabethshall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 1:14And thou shalt have joy andgladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 1:15For he shall be great in thesight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and heshall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. 1:16And many of the childrenof Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 1:17And he shall go before him in thespirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to thechildren, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready apeople prepared for the Lord. 1:18And Zacharias said unto theangel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife wellstricken in years. 1:19Andthe angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in thepresence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee theseglad tidings. 1:20And,behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day thatthese things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words,which shall be fulfilled in their season. 1:21And the people waited forZacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. 1:22And when he came out, he couldnot speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in thetemple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. 1:23And it came to pass, that, assoon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to hisown house. 1:24And afterthose days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months,saying, 1:25Thus hath theLord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to takeaway my reproach among men. 1:26And in the sixth month the angelGabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 1:27To a virgin espoused to a manwhose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s namewas Mary. 1:28And theangel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highlyfavoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou amongwomen. 1:29And when she sawhim, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind whatmanner of salutation this should be. 1:30And the angel said unto her, Fearnot, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 1:31And, behold, thou shalt conceivein thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 1:32He shall be great, and shall becalled the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him thethrone of his father David: 1:33And he shall reign over the houseof Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 1:34Then said Mary unto the angel,How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 1:35And the angel answered and saidunto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of theHighest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shallbe born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 1:36And, behold, thy cousinElisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is thesixth month with her, who was called barren. 1:37For with God nothing shall beimpossible. 1:38And Marysaid, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thyword. And the angel departed from her. 1:39And Mary arose in those days, andwent into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 1:40And entered into the house ofZacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 1:41And it came to pass, that, whenElisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; andElisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 1:42And she spake out with a loudvoice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessedis the fruit of thy womb. 1:43And whence is this to me,that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 1:44For, lo, as soon as the voice ofthy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 1:45And blessed is shethat believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which weretold her from the Lord. 1:46And Mary said, My soul dothmagnify the Lord, 1:47And myspirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 1:48For he hath regarded the lowestate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generationsshall call me blessed. 1:49For he that is mighty hath doneto me great things; and holy is his name. 1:50And his mercy is on themthat fear him from generation to generation. 1:51He hath shewed strength with hisarm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 1:52He hath put down themighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 1:53He hath filled the hungry withgood things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 1:54He hath holpen his servantIsrael, in remembrance of his mercy; 1:55As he spake to our fathers, toAbraham, and to his seed for ever. 1:56And Mary abode with her aboutthree months, and returned to her own house. 1:57Now Elisabeth’s full time camethat she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 1:58And her neighbours and hercousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and theyrejoiced with her. 1:59And itcame to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child;and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. 1:60And his mother answered and said,Not so; but he shall be called John. 1:61And they said unto her, There isnone of thy kindred that is called by this name. 1:62And they made signs to hisfather, how he would have him called. 1:63And he asked for a writing table,and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. 1:64And his mouth was openedimmediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. 1:65And fear came on all thatdwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroadthroughout all the hill country of Judaea. 1:66And all they that heardthem laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner ofchild shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. 1:67And his father Zacharias wasfilled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 1:68Blessed be the Lord God ofIsrael; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 1:69And hath raised up an horn ofsalvation for us in the house of his servant David; 1:70As he spake by the mouth of hisholy prophets, which have been since the world began: 1:71That we should be saved from ourenemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 1:72To perform the mercypromised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 1:73The oath which he sware to ourfather Abraham, 1:74That hewould grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of ourenemies might serve him without fear, 1:75In holiness and righteousnessbefore him, all the days of our life. 1:76And thou, child, shalt be calledthe prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lordto prepare his ways; 1:77Togive knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of theirsins, 1:78Through the tendermercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, 1:79To give light to themthat sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feetinto the way of peace. 1:80And the child grew, and waxedstrong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing untoIsrael.

2:1And it came to pass inthose days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that allthe world should be taxed. 2:2(And this taxing was firstmade when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city. 2:4AndJoseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, intoJudaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he wasof the house and lineage of David:) 2:5To be taxed with Mary his espousedwife, being great with child. 2:6And so it was, that, while theywere there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 2:7And she brought forth herfirstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in amanger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 2:8And there were in the same countryshepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 2:9And, lo, the angel of theLord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: andthey were sore afraid. 2:10And the angel said unto them,Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shallbe to all people. 2:11Forunto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christthe Lord. 2:12And thisshall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped inswaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 2:13And suddenly there was with theangel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 2:14Glory to God in the highest, andon earth peace, good will toward men. 2:15And it came to pass, as theangels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one toanother, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which iscome to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 2:16And they came with haste, andfound Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 2:17And when they had seen it,they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning thischild. 2:18And all they thatheard it wondered at those things which were told them by theshepherds. 2:19But Mary keptall these things, and pondered them in her heart. 2:20And the shepherds returned,glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard andseen, as it was told unto them. 2:21And when eight days wereaccomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS,which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 2:22And when the days of herpurification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they broughthim to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 2:23(As it is written in the law ofthe Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to theLord;) 2:24And to offer asacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pairof turtledoves, or two young pigeons. 2:25And, behold, there was a man inJerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was justand devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost wasupon him. 2:26And it wasrevealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, beforehe had seen the Lord’s Christ. 2:27And he came by the Spirit intothe temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for himafter the custom of the law, 2:28Then took he him up in his arms,and blessed God, and said, 2:29Lord, now lettest thou thyservant depart in peace, according to thy word: 2:30For mine eyes have seen thysalvation, 2:31Which thouhast prepared before the face of all people; 2:32A light to lighten the Gentiles,and the glory of thy people Israel. 2:33And Joseph and his mothermarvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 2:34And Simeon blessed them, and saidunto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall andrising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spokenagainst; 2:35(Yea, a swordshall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many heartsmay be revealed. 2:36Andthere was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe ofAser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven yearsfrom her virginity; 2:37Andshe was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departednot from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers nightand day. 2:38And she comingin that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him toall them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 2:39And when they had performed allthings according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, totheir own city Nazareth. 2:40And the child grew, and waxedstrong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 2:41Now his parents went toJerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 2:42And when he was twelve years old,they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 2:43And when they had fulfilled thedays, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; andJoseph and his mother knew not of it. 2:44But they, supposing him to havebeen in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him amongtheir kinsfolk and acquaintance. 2:45And when they found him not, theyturned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 2:46And it came to pass, that afterthree days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of thedoctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 2:47And all that heard him wereastonished at his understanding and answers. 2:48And when they saw him, they wereamazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt withus? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 2:49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about myFather’s business? 2:50And they understood not thesaying which he spake unto them. 2:51And he went down with them, andcame to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all thesesayings in her heart. 2:52AndJesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

3:1Now in the fifteenthyear of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor ofJudaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philiptetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias thetetrarch of Abilene, 3:2Annasand Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John theson of Zacharias in the wilderness. 3:3And he came into all the countryabout Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission ofsins; 3:4As it is written inthe book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of onecrying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his pathsstraight. 3:5Every valleyshall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and thecrooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be madesmooth; 3:6And all fleshshall see the salvation of God. 3:7Then said he to the multitude thatcame forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warnedyou to flee from the wrath to come? 3:8Bring forth therefore fruitsworthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We haveAbraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able ofthese stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 3:9And now also the axe is laid untothe root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth goodfruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 3:10And the people asked him, saying,What shall we do then? 3:11Heanswereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart tohim that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise. 3:12Then came also publicans to bebaptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do? 3:13And he said unto them, Exact nomore than that which is appointed you. 3:14And the soldiers likewisedemanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Doviolence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content withyour wages. 3:15And as thepeople were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John,whether he were the Christ, or not; 3:16John answered, saying untothem all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than Icometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shallbaptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 3:17Whose fan is in his hand,and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into hisgarner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. 3:18And many other things in hisexhortation preached he unto the people. 3:19But Herod the tetrarch, beingreproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all theevils which Herod had done, 3:20Added yet this above all, that heshut up John in prison. 3:21Now when all the people werebaptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying,the heaven was opened, 3:22And the Holy Ghost descended in abodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, whichsaid, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 3:23And Jesus himself began to beabout thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,which was the son of Heli, 3:24Which was the son ofMatthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son ofMelchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son ofJoseph, 3:25Which was theson of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was theson of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was theson of Nagge, 3:26Whichwas the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, whichwas the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which wasthe son of Juda, 3:27Which was the son ofJoanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son ofZorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the sonof Neri, 3:28Which was theson of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was theson of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was theson of Er, 3:29Which wasthe son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which wasthe son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which wasthe son of Levi, 3:30Which was the son ofSimeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son ofJoseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son ofEliakim, 3:31Which was theson of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was theson of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was theson of David, 3:32Whichwas the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which wasthe son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which wasthe son of Naasson, 3:33Which was the son ofAminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son ofEsrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son ofJuda, 3:34Which was theson of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was theson of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was theson of Nachor, 3:35Whichwas the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which wasthe son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which wasthe son of Sala, 3:36Which was the son ofCainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son ofSem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, 3:37Which was the sonof Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the sonof Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the sonof Cainan, 3:38Which wasthe son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was theson of Adam, which was the son of God.

4:1And Jesus being full ofthe Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into thewilderness, 4:2Being fortydays tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and whenthey were ended, he afterward hungered. 4:3And the devil said unto him, Ifthou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4:4And Jesus answered him, saying,It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, butby every word of God. 4:5And the devil, taking him up intoan high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in amoment of time. 4:6And thedevil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory ofthem: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 4:7If thou therefore wiltworship me, all shall be thine. 4:8And Jesus answered and said untohim, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thoushalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 4:9And he brought himto Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him,If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 4:10For it is written, He shall givehis angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 4:11And in their hands theyshall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 4:12And Jesus answering saidunto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thyGod. 4:13And when thedevil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

4:14And Jesus returned inthe power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of himthrough all the region round about. 4:15And he taught in theirsynagogues, being glorified of all.

4:16And he came toNazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he wentinto the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 4:17And there was delivered unto himthe book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he foundthe place where it was written, 4:18The Spirit of theLord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to thepoor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance tothe captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty themthat are bruised, 4:19To preach theacceptable year of the Lord. 4:20And he closed the book, and hegave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of allthem that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 4:21And he began to say unto them,This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 4:22And all bare himwitness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of hismouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 4:23And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, healthyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thycountry. 4:24And hesaid, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in hisown country. 4:25But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in thedays of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months,when great famine was throughout all the land; 4:26But unto none ofthem was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto awoman that was a widow. 4:27And many leperswere in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them wascleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 4:28And all they in the synagogue,when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 4:29And rose up, and thrust him outof the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city wasbuilt, that they might cast him down headlong. 4:30But he passing through the midstof them went his way, 4:31Andcame down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbathdays. 4:32And they wereastonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

4:33And in the synagoguethere was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried outwith a loud voice, 4:34Saying, Let us alone; whathave we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come todestroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. 4:35And Jesus rebuked him, saying,Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when thedevil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. 4:36And they were all amazed,and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for withauthority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. 4:37And the fame of him wentout into every place of the country round about.

4:38And he arose out ofthe synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’smother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 4:39And he stood over her,and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose andministered unto them.

4:40Now when the sun wassetting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them untohim; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. 4:41And devils also came out of many,crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebukingthem suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. 4:42And when it was day, hedeparted and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and cameunto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them. 4:43And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: fortherefore am I sent. 4:44And he preached in the synagoguesof Galilee.

5:1And it came to pass,that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood bythe lake of Gennesaret, 5:2And saw two ships standing by thelake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washingtheir nets. 5:3And heentered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that hewould thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught thepeople out of the ship. 5:4Now when he had left speaking, hesaid unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let downyour nets for a draught. 5:5And Simon answering said unto him,Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: neverthelessat thy word I will let down the net. 5:6And when they had this done, theyinclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 5:7And they beckoned untotheir partners, which were in the other ship, that they should comeand help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that theybegan to sink. 5:8When SimonPeter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart fromme; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 5:9For he was astonished, and allthat were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 5:10And so was alsoJames, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. AndJesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thoushalt catch men. 5:11And when they had brought theirships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.

5:12And it came to pass,when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeingJesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thouwilt, thou canst make me clean. 5:13And he put forth his hand,and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. Andimmediately the leprosy departed from him. 5:14And he charged him to tell noman: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer forthy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. 5:15But so much themore went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came togetherto hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

5:16And he withdrewhimself into the wilderness, and prayed. 5:17And it came to pass on a certainday, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the lawsitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, andJerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

5:18And, behold, menbrought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they soughtmeans to bring him in, and to lay him before him. 5:19And when they could not find bywhat way they might bring him in because of the multitude, theywent upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling withhis couch into the midst before Jesus. 5:20And when he saw their faith, hesaid unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. 5:21And the scribesand the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speakethblasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? 5:22But when Jesus perceived theirthoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye inyour hearts? 5:23Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,Rise up and walk? 5:24But that ye mayknow that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (hesaid unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise,and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. 5:25And immediately he rose up beforethem, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house,glorifying God. 5:26And theywere all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear,saying, We have seen strange things to day.

5:27And after these thingshe went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt ofcustom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 5:28And he left all, rose up, andfollowed him. 5:29And Levimade him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company ofpublicans and of others that sat down with them. 5:30But their scribes and Phariseesmurmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink withpublicans and sinners? 5:31And Jesus answering said untothem, They that are whole need not a physician; but theythat are sick. 5:32I came not tocall the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

5:33And they said unto him, Why dothe disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise thedisciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 5:34And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while thebridegroom is with them? 5:35But the days willcome, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shallthey fast in those days.

5:36And he spake also a parable untothem; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old;if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that wastaken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 5:37And no manputteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst thebottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 5:38But new wine mustbe put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 5:39No man alsohaving drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, Theold is better.

6:1And it came to pass on the secondsabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and hisdisciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them intheir hands. 6:2Andcertain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is notlawful to do on the sabbath days? 6:3And Jesus answering them said,Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, whenhimself was an hungred, and they which were with him; 6:4How he went intothe house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also tothem that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priestsalone? 6:5And he saidunto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of thesabbath. 6:6And itcame to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogueand taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 6:7And the scribes and Phariseeswatched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they mightfind an accusation against him. 6:8But he knew their thoughts, andsaid to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, andstand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 6:9Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to dogood, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 6:10And looking round about upon themall, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand.And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 6:11And they were filled withmadness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. 6:12And it came to pass inthose days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued allnight in prayer to God.

6:13And when it was day,he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whomalso he named apostles; 6:14Simon, (whom he also namedPeter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 6:15Matthew and Thomas, Jamesthe son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 6:16And Judas the brother ofJames, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

6:17And he came down withthem, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and agreat multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from thesea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed oftheir diseases; 6:18And theythat were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 6:19And the whole multitude sought totouch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

6:20And he lifted up hiseyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be yepoor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 6:21Blessed areye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye thatweep now: for ye shall laugh. 6:22Blessed are ye,when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from theircompany, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name asevil, for the Son of man’s sake. 6:23Rejoice ye inthat day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great inheaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 6:24But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received yourconsolation. 6:25Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto youthat laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 6:26Woe unto you,when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to thefalse prophets.

6:27But I say untoyou which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 6:28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefullyuse you. 6:29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offeralso the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to takethy coat also. 6:30Give to every manthat asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask themnot again. 6:31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to themlikewise. 6:32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? forsinners also love those that love them. 6:33And if ye do goodto them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do eventhe same. 6:34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, whatthank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 6:35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping fornothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be thechildren of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and tothe evil. 6:36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 6:37Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shallnot be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 6:38Give, and itshall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together,and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the samemeasure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. 6:39And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind?shall they not both fall into the ditch? 6:40The disciple isnot above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as hismaster. 6:41And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 6:42Either how canstthou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is inthine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine owneye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, andthen shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thybrother’s eye. 6:43For a good treebringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forthgood fruit. 6:44For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men donot gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 6:45A good man out ofthe good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and anevil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that whichis evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

6:46And why call yeme, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 6:47Whosoever comethto me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom heis like: 6:48He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laidthe foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beatvehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was foundedupon a rock. 6:49But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without afoundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream didbeat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house wasgreat.

7:1Now when he had ended all hissayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 7:2And a certain centurion’sservant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 7:3And when he heard of Jesus, hesent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would comeand heal his servant. 7:4Andwhen they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he wasworthy for whom he should do this: 7:5For he loveth our nation, and hehath built us a synagogue. 7:6Then Jesus went with them. Andwhen he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him,saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thoushouldest enter under my roof: 7:7Wherefore neither thought I myselfworthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall behealed. 7:8For I also am aman set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go,and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Dothis, and he doeth it. 7:9When Jesus heard these things, hemarvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people thatfollowed him, I say unto you, I have not found so greatfaith, no, not in Israel. 7:10And they that were sent,returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

7:11And it came to passthe day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of hisdisciples went with him, and much people. 7:12Now when he came nigh to the gateof the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of hismother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 7:13And when the Lord sawher, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weepnot. 7:14And he cameand touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And hesaid, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 7:15And he that was dead sat up, andbegan to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 7:16And there came a fear on all: andthey glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us;and, That God hath visited his people. 7:17And this rumour of him went forththroughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. 7:18And the disciples of John shewedhim of all these things.

7:19And John callingunto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying,Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? 7:20When the men were come unto him,they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he thatshould come? or look we for another? 7:21And in that same hour he curedmany of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; andunto many that were blind he gave sight. 7:22Then Jesus answering said untothem, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seenand heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. 7:23And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

7:24And when the messengers of Johnwere departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shakenwith the wind? 7:25But what went yeout for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which aregorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings courts. 7:26But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you,and much more than a prophet. 7:27This ishe, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thyface, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 7:28For I say untoyou, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophetthan John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God isgreater than he. 7:29And all the people that heardhim, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with thebaptism of John. 7:30But thePharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves,being not baptized of him.

7:31And the Lord said,Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation?and to what are they like? 7:32They are likeunto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, andsaying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned toyou, and ye have not wept. 7:33For John theBaptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath adevil. 7:34The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold agluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 7:35But wisdom is justified of all her children.

7:36And one of the Pharisees desiredhim that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house,and sat down to meat. 7:37And, behold, a woman in the city,which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in thePharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, 7:38And stood at his feet behindhim weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipethem with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointedthem with the ointment. 7:39Now when the Pharisee which hadbidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if hewere a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman thisis that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. 7:40And Jesus answering said untohim, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. Andhe saith, Master, say on. 7:41There was acertain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence,and the other fifty. 7:42And when they hadnothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which ofthem will love him most? 7:43Simon answered and said, Isuppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him,Thou hast rightly judged. 7:44And he turned to the woman, andsaid unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered intothine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed myfeet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 7:45Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came inhath not ceased to kiss my feet. 7:46My head with oilthou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 7:47Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, areforgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, thesame loveth little. 7:48And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 7:49And they that sat at meat withhim began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 7:50And he said to the woman,Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

8:1And it came to pass afterward,that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing theglad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 8:2And certain women, whichhad been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene,out of whom went seven devils, 8:3And Joanna the wife of ChuzaHerod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto himof their substance.

8:4And when much peoplewere gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spakeby a parable: 8:5A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell bythe way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devouredit. 8:6And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, itwithered away, because it lacked moisture. 8:7And some fellamong thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8:8Andother fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit anhundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 8:9And his disciples asked him,saying, What might this parable be? 8:10And he said, Untoyou it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to othersin parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might notunderstand. 8:11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 8:12Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil,and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe andbe saved. 8:13They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receivethe word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, andin time of temptation fall away. 8:14And that whichfell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and arechoked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bringno fruit to perfection. 8:15But that on thegood ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard theword, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

8:16No man, when hehath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth itunder a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enterin may see the light. 8:17For nothing issecret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid,that shall not be known and come abroad. 8:18Take heedtherefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; andwhosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth tohave.

8:19Then came to him hismother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. 8:20And it was told him bycertain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without,desiring to see thee. 8:21Andhe answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethrenare these which hear the word of God, and do it.

8:22Now it came to pass on a certainday, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them,Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. Andthey launched forth. 8:23Butas they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on thelake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. 8:24And they came to him, andawoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebukedthe wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was acalm. 8:25And he said untothem, Where is your faith? And they being afraidwondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for hecommandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

8:26And they arrived atthe country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 8:27And when he went forth to land,there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time,and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 8:28When he saw Jesus, hecried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What haveI to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseechthee, torment me not. 8:29(For he had commanded the uncleanspirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and hewas kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and wasdriven of the devil into the wilderness.) 8:30And Jesus asked him, saying,What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because manydevils were entered into him. 8:31And they besought him that hewould not command them to go out into the deep. 8:32And there was there an herd ofmany swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he wouldsuffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 8:33Then went the devils out of theman, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steepplace into the lake, and were choked. 8:34When they that fed themsaw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city andin the country. 8:35Then theywent out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, outof whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed,and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 8:36They also which saw ittold them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

8:37Then the wholemultitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him todepart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up intothe ship, and returned back again. 8:38Now the man out of whom thedevils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesussent him away, saying, 8:39Return to thineown house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. Andhe went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great thingsJesus had done unto him. 8:40And it came to pass, that, whenJesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they wereall waiting for him.

8:41And, behold, therecame a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he felldown at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: 8:42For he had one onlydaughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he wentthe people thronged him.

8:43And a woman having anissue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living uponphysicians, neither could be healed of any, 8:44Came behind him, andtouched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of bloodstanched. 8:45And Jesus said,Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and theythat were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and pressthee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 8:46And Jesus said,Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue isgone out of me. 8:47And when the woman saw that shewas not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declaredunto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him and howshe was healed immediately. 8:48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; goin peace.

8:49While he yet spake, there comethone from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thydaughter is dead; trouble not the Master. 8:50But when Jesus heard it,he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and sheshall be made whole. 8:51And when he came into the house,he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and thefather and the mother of the maiden. 8:52And all wept, and bewailed her:but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 8:53And they laughedhim to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 8:54And he put them all out, and tookher by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 8:55And her spiritcame again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 8:56And her parents wereastonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

9:1Then he called histwelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over alldevils, and to cure diseases. 9:2And he sent them to preach thekingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 9:3And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip,neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 9:4Andwhatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. 9:5Andwhosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off thevery dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 9:6And they departed, and wentthrough the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

9:7Now Herod the tetrarchheard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that itwas said of some, that John was risen from the dead; 9:8And of some, that Elias hadappeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9:9And Herod said, John haveI beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired tosee him.

9:10And the apostles, whenthey were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, andwent aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city calledBethsaida. 9:11And thepeople, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, andspake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need ofhealing. 9:12And when the daybegan to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send themultitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about,and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. 9:13But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more butfive loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all thispeople. 9:14For they wereabout five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 9:15And they did so, and made themall sit down. 9:16Then hetook the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, heblessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before themultitude. 9:17And they dideat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments thatremained to them twelve baskets.

9:18And it came to pass,as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them,saying, Whom say the people that I am? 9:19They answering said, John theBaptist; but some say, Elias; and others say, that one ofthe old prophets is risen again. 9:20He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, TheChrist of God. 9:21And hestraitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man thatthing; 9:22Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of theelders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised thethird day.

9:23And he said to them all,If any man will come after me, let him denyhimself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 9:24For whosoeverwill save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for mysake, the same shall save it. 9:25For what is a manadvantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 9:26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of himshall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, andin his Father’s, and of the holy angels. 9:27But I tell you ofa truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, tillthey see the kingdom of God.

9:28And it came to pass about aneight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and wentup into a mountain to pray. 9:29And as he prayed, the fashion ofhis countenance was altered, and his raiment was white andglistering. 9:30And, behold,there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 9:31Who appeared in glory, and spakeof his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 9:32But Peter and they that were withhim were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory,and the two men that stood with him. 9:33And it came to pass, as theydeparted from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to behere: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses,and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. 9:34While he thus spake, there came acloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into thecloud. 9:35And there came avoice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 9:36And when the voice was past,Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man inthose days any of those things which they had seen.

9:37And it came to pass,that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much peoplemet him. 9:38And, behold, aman of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon myson: for he is mine only child. 9:39And, lo, a spirit taketh him, andhe suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, andbruising him hardly departeth from him. 9:40And I besought thy disciples tocast him out; and they could not. 9:41And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be withyou, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. 9:42And as he was yet a coming, thedevil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the uncleanspirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

9:43And they were allamazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one atall things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, 9:44Let these sayingssink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into thehands of men. 9:45Butthey understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that theyperceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

9:46Then there arose areasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 9:47And Jesus, perceiving the thoughtof their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 9:48And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: andwhosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that isleast among you all, the same shall be great.

9:49And John answered and said,Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him,because he followeth not with us. 9:50And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.

9:51And it came to pass, when thetime was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face togo to Jerusalem, 9:52And sentmessengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village ofthe Samaritans, to make ready for him. 9:53And they did not receive him,because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 9:54And when his disciples James andJohn saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire tocome down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 9:55But he turned, and rebuked them,and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 9:56For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but tosave them. And they went to another village.

9:57And it came to pass, that, asthey went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I willfollow thee whithersoever thou goest. 9:58And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; butthe Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 9:59And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go andbury my father. 9:60Jesussaid unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thouand preach the kingdom of God. 9:61And another also said, Lord, Iwill follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at homeat my house. 9:62And Jesussaid unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough,and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

10:1After these things the Lordappointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his faceinto every city and place, whither he himself would come. 10:2Therefore said he unto them,The harvest truly is great, but the labourersare few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he wouldsend forth labourers into his harvest. 10:3Go your ways:behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 10:4Carry neitherpurse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 10:5And intowhatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 10:6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it:if not, it shall turn to you again. 10:7And in the samehouse remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for thelabourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 10:8And intowhatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are setbefore you: 10:9And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, Thekingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10:10But intowhatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out intothe streets of the same, and say, 10:11Even the verydust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you:notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nighunto you. 10:12But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that dayfor Sodom, than for that city. 10:13Woe unto thee,Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been donein Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while agorepented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 10:14But it shall bemore tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 10:15And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt bethrust down to hell. 10:16He that hearethyou heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he thatdespiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

10:17And the seventy returned againwith joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thyname. 10:18And he said untothem, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 10:19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents andscorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by anymeans hurt you. 10:20Notwithstandingin this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but ratherrejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

10:21In that hour Jesus rejoiced inspirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heavenand earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, andhast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good inthy sight. 10:22All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knowethwho the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, andhe to whom the Son will reveal him.

10:23And he turned him untohis disciples, and said privately, Blessedare the eyes which see the things that ye see: 10:24For I tell you,that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which yesee, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which yehear, and have not heard them.

10:25And, behold, a certain lawyerstood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inheriteternal life? 10:26He saidunto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 10:27And he answeringsaid, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with allthy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thyneighbour as thyself. 10:28And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 10:29But he, willingto justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? 10:30And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, andfell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and woundedhim, and departed, leaving him half dead. 10:31And by chancethere came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passedby on the other side. 10:32And likewise aLevite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, andpassed by on the other side. 10:33But a certainSamaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he hadcompassion on him, 10:34And went tohim, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set himon his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, andgave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; andwhatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 10:36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto himthat fell among the thieves? 10:37And he said, He that shewedmercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thoulikewise.

10:38Now it came to pass, as theywent, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman namedMartha received him into her house. 10:39And she had a sister calledMary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 10:40But Martha was cumbered aboutmuch serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that mysister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 10:41And Jesus answered andsaid unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful andtroubled about many things: 10:42But one thing isneedful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be takenaway from her.

11:1And it came to pass, that, as hewas praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples saidunto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 11:2And he said unto them,When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven,Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, soin earth. 11:3Give us day by day our daily bread. 11:4And forgive usour sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And leadus not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 11:5And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him atmidnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 11:6For a friend ofmine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 11:7And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: thedoor is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise andgive thee. 11:8I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because heis his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him asmany as he needeth. 11:9And I say untoyou, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, andit shall be opened unto you. 11:10For every onethat asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him thatknocketh it shall be opened. 11:11If a son shallask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or ifhe ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 11:12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 11:13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto yourchildren: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the HolySpirit to them that ask him?

11:14And he was casting out a devil,and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, thedumb spake; and the people wondered. 11:15But some of them said, Hecasteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 11:16And others, tempting him,sought of him a sign from heaven. 11:17But he, knowing their thoughts,said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself isbrought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 11:18If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdomstand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 11:19And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons castthem out? therefore shall they be your judges. 11:20But if I withthe finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is comeupon you. 11:21When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are inpeace: 11:22But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcomehim, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and dividethhis spoils. 11:23He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth notwith me scattereth. 11:24When the uncleanspirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest;and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 11:25And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 11:26Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits morewicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the laststate of that man is worse than the first.

11:27And it came to pass, as he spakethese things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and saidunto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hastsucked. 11:28But he said,Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word ofGod, and keep it.

11:29And when the people weregathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evilgeneration: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but thesign of Jonas the prophet. 11:30For as Jonas wasa sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to thisgeneration. 11:31The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with themen of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmostparts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greaterthan Solomon is here. 11:32The men ofNineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shallcondemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, agreater than Jonas is here. 11:33No man, when hehath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither undera bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 11:34The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye issingle, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye isevil, thy body also is full of darkness. 11:35Take heedtherefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 11:36If thy wholebody therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the wholeshall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth givethee light.

11:37And as he spake, a certainPharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down tomeat. 11:38And when thePharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed beforedinner. 11:39And the Lordsaid unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outsideof the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening andwickedness. 11:40Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without makethat which is within also? 11:41But rather givealms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean untoyou. 11:42But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and allmanner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these oughtye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 11:43Woe unto you,Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, andgreetings in the markets. 11:44Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not,and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

11:45Then answered one of thelawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. 11:46And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men withburdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens withone of your fingers. 11:47Woe unto you!for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 11:48Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers:for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 11:49Therefore alsosaid the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, andsome of them they shall slay and persecute: 11:50That the bloodof all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, maybe required of this generation; 11:51From the bloodof Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar andthe temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of thisgeneration. 11:52Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key ofknowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in yehindered. 11:53And ashe said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began tourge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: 11:54Laying wait for him, andseeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

12:1In the mean time, whenthere were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuchthat they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples firstof all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which ishypocrisy. 12:2For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed;neither hid, that shall not be known. 12:3Thereforewhatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; andthat which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed uponthe housetops. 12:4And I say untoyou my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after thathave no more that they can do. 12:5But I willforewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hathpower to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 12:6Are not fivesparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten beforeGod? 12:7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear nottherefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. 12:8Also I say untoyou, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man alsoconfess before the angels of God: 12:9But he thatdenieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 12:10And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, itshall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the HolyGhost it shall not be forgiven. 12:11And when theybring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers,take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shallsay: 12:12For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what yeought to say.

12:13And one of the company said untohim, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 12:14And he said unto him,Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 12:15And he said untothem, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’slife consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 12:16And he spake aparable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain richman brought forth plentifully: 12:17And he thoughtwithin himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where tobestow my fruits? 12:18And he said,This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and therewill I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 12:19And I will sayto my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thineease, eat, drink, and be merry. 12:20But God saidunto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee:then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 12:21So is hethat layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

12:22And he said unto his disciples,Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 12:23The life is more than meat, and the body is more thanraiment. 12:24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; whichneither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more areye better than the fowls? 12:25And which of youwith taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 12:26If ye then benot able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for therest? 12:27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not;and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed likeone of these. 12:28If then God soclothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast intothe oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 12:29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,neither be ye of doubtful mind. 12:30For all thesethings do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweththat ye have need of these things.

12:31But rather seekye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 12:32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasureto give you the kingdom. 12:33Sell that yehave, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasurein the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither mothcorrupteth. 12:34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 12:35Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 12:36And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, whenhe will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, theymay open unto him immediately. 12:37Blessedare those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall findwatching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make themto sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 12:38And if he shallcome in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find themso, blessed are those servants. 12:39And this know,that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come,he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be brokenthrough. 12:40Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hourwhen ye think not.

12:41Then Peter said unto him, Lord,speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? 12:42And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lordshall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion ofmeat in due season? 12:43Blessedis that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 12:44Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over allthat he hath. 12:45But and if thatservant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin tobeat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 12:46The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh notfor him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him insunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 12:47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared nothimself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten withmany stripes. 12:48But he that knewnot, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with fewstripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be muchrequired: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask themore.

12:49I am come tosend fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled? 12:50But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am Istraitened till it be accomplished! 12:51Suppose ye thatI am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 12:52For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,three against two, and two against three. 12:53The father shallbe divided against the son, and the son against the father; the motheragainst the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother inlaw against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against hermother in law.

12:54And he said also to the people,When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway yesay, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 12:55And when yesee the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh topass. 12:56Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and ofthe earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? 12:57Yea, and whyeven of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

12:58When thou goestwith thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way,give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale theeto the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officercast thee into prison. 12:59I tell thee,thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

13:1There were present at that seasonsome that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled withtheir sacrifices. 13:2AndJesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that theseGalilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they sufferedsuch things? 13:3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewiseperish. 13:4Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slewthem, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt inJerusalem? 13:5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewiseperish.

13:6He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; andhe came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 13:7Then said he untothe dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seekingfruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it theground? 13:8And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this yearalso, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: 13:9And if it bearfruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut itdown. 13:10And he wasteaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.

13:11And, behold, therewas a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowedtogether, and could in no wise lift up herself. 13:12And when Jesus saw her, hecalled her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thouart loosed from thine infirmity. 13:13And he laid his hands onher: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 13:14And the ruler of the synagogueanswered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbathday, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought towork: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 13:15The Lord then answeredhim, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one ofyou on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and leadhim away to watering? 13:16And ought notthis woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, theseeighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? 13:17And when he hadsaid these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the peoplerejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

13:18Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall Iresemble it? 13:19It is like agrain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and itgrew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in thebranches of it. 13:20And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? 13:21It is likeleaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till thewhole was leavened. 13:22And he went through the citiesand villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 13:23Then said one unto him, Lord,are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,

13:24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you,will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 13:25When once themaster of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye beginto stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open untous; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 13:26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thypresence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 13:27But he shallsay, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, allye workers of iniquity. 13:28There shall beweeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, andJacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and youyourselves thrust out. 13:29And they shallcome from the east, and from the west, and from the north, andfrom the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 13:30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there arefirst which shall be last.

13:31The same day there came certainof the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: forHerod will kill thee. 13:32And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I docures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. 13:33Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and theday following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out ofJerusalem. 13:34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonestthem that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy childrentogether, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings,and ye would not! 13:35Behold, yourhouse is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall notsee me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is hethat cometh in the name of the Lord.

14:1And it came to pass, as he wentinto the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbathday, that they watched him. 14:2And, behold, there was a certainman before him which had the dropsy. 14:3And Jesus answering spake untothe lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal onthe sabbath day? 14:4And they held their peace. And hetook him, and healed him, and let him go; 14:5And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, andwill not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? 14:6And they could not answer himagain to these things.

14:7And he put forth aparable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out thechief rooms; saying unto them, 14:8When thou artbidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room;lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 14:9And he that badethee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou beginwith shame to take the lowest room. 14:10But when thouart bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that badethee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thouhave worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 14:11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he thathumbleth himself shall be exalted.

14:12Then said he also to him thatbade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call notthy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy richneighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 14:13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, thelame, the blind: 14:14And thou shaltbe blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensedat the resurrection of the just.

14:15And when one of them that sat atmeat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is hethat shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 14:16Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 14:17And sent hisservant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for allthings are now ready. 14:18And they allwith one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, Ihave bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray theehave me excused. 14:19And anothersaid, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray theehave me excused. 14:20And anothersaid, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 14:21So that servantcame, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house beingangry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes ofthe city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, andthe blind. 14:22And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded,and yet there is room. 14:23And the lordsaid unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compelthem to come in, that my house may be filled. 14:24For I say untoyou, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

14:25And there went great multitudeswith him: and he turned, and said unto them, 14:26If anyman come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, andchildren, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannotbe my disciple. 14:27And whosoeverdoth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 14:28For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not downfirst, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finishit? 14:29Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not ableto finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 14:30Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 14:31Or what king, going to make war against another king, sittethnot down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand tomeet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 14:32Or else, whilethe other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desirethconditions of peace. 14:33So likewise,whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot bemy disciple.

14:34Salt isgood: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it beseasoned? 14:35It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill;but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

15:1Then drew near unto him all thepublicans and sinners for to hear him. 15:2And the Pharisees and scribesmurmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

15:3And he spake thisparable unto them, saying, 15:4What man of you,having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninetyand nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he findit? 15:5And when he hath found it, he layeth it on hisshoulders, rejoicing. 15:6And when hecometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, sayingunto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 15:7Isay unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner thatrepenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need norepentance.

15:8Either what womanhaving ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light acandle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 15:9And when she hath found it, she calleth herfriends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for Ihave found the piece which I had lost. 15:10Likewise, I sayunto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over onesinner that repenteth.

15:11And he said, Acertain man had two sons: 15:12And the youngerof them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goodsthat falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 15:13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together,and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substancewith riotous living. 15:14And when he hadspent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be inwant. 15:15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; andhe sent him into his fields to feed swine. 15:16And he wouldfain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and noman gave unto him. 15:17And when he cameto himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have breadenough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 15:18I will arise andgo to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned againstheaven, and before thee, 15:19And am no moreworthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 15:20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet agreat way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fellon his neck, and kissed him. 15:21And the son saidunto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and amno more worthy to be called thy son. 15:22But the fathersaid 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: 15:23And bring hitherthe fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 15:24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, andis found. And they began to be merry. 15:25Now his elderson was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heardmusick and dancing. 15:26And he calledone of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 15:27And he said untohim, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf,because he hath received him safe and sound. 15:28And he wasangry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreatedhim. 15:29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many yearsdo I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: andyet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 15:30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thyliving with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 15:31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that Ihave is thine. 15:32It was meet thatwe should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and isalive again; and was lost, and is found.

16:1And he said also unto hisdisciples, There was a certain rich man, which had asteward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. 16:2And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear thisof thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longersteward. 16:3Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for mylord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I amashamed. 16:4I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of thestewardship, they may receive me into their houses. 16:5So he calledevery one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto thefirst, How much owest thou unto my lord? 16:6And he said, Anhundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit downquickly, and write fifty. 16:7Then said he toanother, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures ofwheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. 16:8And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had donewisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser thanthe children of light. 16:9And I say untoyou, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that,when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 16:10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also inmuch: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 16:11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteousmammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 16:12And if ye have not been faithful in that which is anotherman’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

16:13No servant canserve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; orelse he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve Godand mammon. 16:14Andthe Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and theyderided him. 16:15And he saidunto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves beforemen; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed amongmen is abomination in the sight of God. 16:16The law and theprophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God ispreached, and every man presseth into it. 16:17And it is easierfor heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 16:18Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away fromher husband committeth adultery.

16:19There was acertain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and faredsumptuously every day: 16:20And there was acertain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 16:21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the richman’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 16:22And it came topass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’sbosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 16:23And in hell helift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, andLazarus in his bosom. 16:24And he cried andsaid, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dipthe tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented inthis flame. 16:25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetimereceivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now heis comforted, and thou art tormented. 16:26And beside allthis, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they whichwould pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, thatwould come from thence. 16:27Then he said, Ipray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’shouse: 16:28For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lestthey also come into this place of torment. 16:29Abraham saithunto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 16:30And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them fromthe dead, they will repent. 16:31And he said untohim, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they bepersuaded, though one rose from the dead.

17:1Then said he unto the disciples,It is impossible but that offences will come: but woeunto him, through whom they come! 17:2It were betterfor him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into thesea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

17:3Take heed toyourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if herepent, forgive him. 17:4And if hetrespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turnagain to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. 17:5And the apostles said unto theLord, Increase our faith. 17:6And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say untothis sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted inthe sea; and it should obey you. 17:7But which of you,having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by,when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 17:8And will notrather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, andserve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat anddrink? 17:9Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that werecommanded him? I trow not. 17:10So likewise ye,when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, Weare unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

17:11And it came to pass, as he wentto Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 17:12And as he entered into acertain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afaroff: 17:13And they lifted uptheir voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 17:14And when he saw them, hesaid unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. Andit came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 17:15And one of them, when he sawthat he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 17:16And fell down onhis face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17:17And Jesus answeringsaid, Were there not ten cleansed? but where arethe nine? 17:18There are not found that returned to give glory to God, savethis stranger. 17:19And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

17:20And when he was demanded of thePharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 17:21Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, thekingdom of God is within you. 17:22And he said unto the disciples,The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of thedays of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. 17:23And they shallsay to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor followthem. 17:24For as thelightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven,shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son ofman be in his day. 17:25But first musthe suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. 17:26And as it was inthe days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 17:27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given inmarriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came,and destroyed them all. 17:28Likewise also asit was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, theysold, they planted, they builded; 17:29But the same daythat Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, anddestroyed them all. 17:30Even thus shallit be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. 17:31In that day, hewhich shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him notcome down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewisenot return back. 17:32Remember Lot’swife. 17:33Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; andwhosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. 17:34I tell you, inthat night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall betaken, and the other shall be left. 17:35Two womenshall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 17:36Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,and the other left. 17:37And they answered and said untohim, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever thebody is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

18:1And he spake a parable unto themto this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 18:2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neitherregarded man: 18:3And there was awidow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mineadversary. 18:4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said withinhimself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 18:5Yet because thiswidow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming sheweary me. 18:6And theLord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 18:7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and nightunto him, though he bear long with them? 18:8I tell you thathe will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh,shall he find faith on the earth? 18:9And he spake this parable untocertain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despisedothers: 18:10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, andthe other a publican. 18:11The Phariseestood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not asother men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as thispublican. 18:12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 18:13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so muchas his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God bemerciful to me a sinner. 18:14I tell you, thisman went down to his house justified rather than the other: forevery one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humblethhimself shall be exalted. 18:15And they brought unto him alsoinfants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples sawit, they rebuked them. 18:16But Jesus called them untohim, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me,and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 18:17Verily I sayunto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little childshall in no wise enter therein. 18:18And a certain ruler asked him,saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 18:19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, thatis, God. 18:20Thou knowest thecommandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do notbear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 18:21And he said, All these have Ikept from my youth up. 18:22Now when Jesus heard thesethings, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sellall that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt havetreasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 18:23And when he heard this, he wasvery sorrowful: for he was very rich. 18:24And when Jesus saw that he wasvery sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that haveriches enter into the kingdom of God! 18:25For it is easierfor a camel to go through a needle’s eye, than for a rich man to enterinto the kingdom of God. 18:26And they that heard itsaid, Who then can be saved? 18:27And he said, Thethings which are impossible with men are possible with God. 18:28Then Peter said, Lo, we haveleft all, and followed thee. 18:29And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, orparents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’ssake, 18:30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and inthe world to come life everlasting.

18:31Then he took unto him thetwelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem,and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of manshall be accomplished. 18:32For he shall bedelivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefullyentreated, and spitted on: 18:33And they shallscourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall riseagain. 18:34And theyunderstood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them,neither knew they the things which were spoken.

18:35And it came to pass,that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging: 18:36Andhearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 18:37And they told him, that Jesus ofNazareth passeth by. 18:38Andhe cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 18:39And they which wentbefore rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so muchthe more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. 18:40And Jesus stood, and commandedhim to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 18:41Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,Lord, that I may receive my sight. 18:42And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. 18:43And immediately he received hissight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they sawit, gave praise unto God.

19:1And Jesusentered and passed through Jericho. 19:2And, behold, there was aman named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he wasrich. 19:3And he sought tosee Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was littleof stature. 19:4And he ranbefore, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to passthat way. 19:5And whenJesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him,Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I mustabide at thy house. 19:6And he made haste, and came down,and received him joyfully. 19:7And when they saw it, theyall murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is asinner. 19:8And Zacchaeusstood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I giveto the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by falseaccusation, I restore him fourfold. 19:9And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he alsois a son of Abraham. 19:10For the Son ofman is come to seek and to save that which was lost. 19:11And as they heard these things,he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, andbecause they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. 19:12He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive forhimself a kingdom, and to return. 19:13And he calledhis ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them,Occupy till I come. 19:14But his citizenshated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have thisman to reign over us. 19:15And it came topass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then hecommanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given themoney, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 19:16Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained tenpounds. 19:17And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hastbeen faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 19:18And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained fivepounds. 19:19And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 19:20And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thypound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 19:21For I fearedthee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedstnot down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 19:22And he saithunto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wickedservant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid notdown, and reaping that I did not sow: 19:23Wherefore thengavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might haverequired mine own with usury? 19:24And he said untothem that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to himthat hath ten pounds. 19:25(And they saidunto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 19:26For I say untoyou, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hathnot, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. 19:27But those mineenemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, andslay them before me.

19:28And when he had thus spoken, hewent before, ascending up to Jerusalem. 19:29And it came to pass, when he wascome nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mountof Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 19:30Saying, Go yeinto the village over against you; in the which at your entering yeshall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bringhim hither. 19:31And if any manask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Becausethe Lord hath need of him. 19:32And they that were sent wenttheir way, and found even as he had said unto them. 19:33And as they were loosing thecolt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 19:34And they said, The Lord hathneed of him. 19:35And theybrought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and theyset Jesus thereon. 19:36Andas he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 19:37And when he was come nigh, evennow at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of thedisciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all themighty works that they had seen; 19:38Saying, Blessed be theKing that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory inthe highest. 19:39And some ofthe Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thydisciples. 19:40And heanswered and said unto them, I tell you that, if theseshould hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

19:41And when he was come near, hebeheld the city, and wept over it, 19:42Saying, If thouhadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things whichbelong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 19:43For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall casta trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on everyside, 19:44And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children withinthee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; becausethou knewest not the time of thy visitation. 19:45And he went into the temple, andbegan to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; 19:46Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have madeit a den of thieves. 19:47And he taught daily in thetemple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the peoplesought to destroy him, 19:48And could not find what theymight do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

20:1And it came to pass,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 uponhim with the elders, 20:2And spake unto him, saying, Tellus, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave theethis authority? 20:3And heanswered and said unto them, I will also ask you onething; and answer me: 20:4The baptism ofJohn, was it from heaven, or of men? 20:5And they reasoned withthemselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why thenbelieved ye him not? 20:6Butand if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuadedthat John was a prophet. 20:7And they answered, that theycould not tell whence it was. 20:8And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. 20:9Then began he tospeak to the people this parable; A certain man planted avineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country fora long time. 20:10And at theseason he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him ofthe fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and senthim away empty. 20:11And again hesent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated himshamefully, and sent him away empty. 20:12And again hesent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. 20:13Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will sendmy beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they seehim. 20:14But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance maybe ours. 20:15So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him.What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 20:16He shall comeand destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard toothers. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 20:17And he beheld them, andsaid, What is this then that is written, The stone whichthe builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 20:18Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but onwhomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

20:19And the chief priests and thescribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared thepeople: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. 20:20And they watchedhim, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men,that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver himunto the power and authority of the governor. 20:21And they asked him, saying,Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptestthou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: 20:22Is it lawful for us to givetribute unto Caesar, or no? 20:23But he perceived theircraftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? 20:24Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it?They answered and said, Caesar’s. 20:25And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, andunto God the things which be God’s. 20:26And they could not take hold ofhis words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and heldtheir peace.

20:27Then came tohim certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is anyresurrection; and they asked him, 20:28Saying, Master, Moses wrote untous, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die withoutchildren, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed untohis brother. 20:29There weretherefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died withoutchildren. 20:30And the secondtook her to wife, and he died childless. 20:31And the third took her; and inlike manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 20:32Last of all the woman died also. 20:33Therefore in theresurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. 20:34And Jesus answering said untothem, The children of this world marry, and are given inmarriage: 20:35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given inmarriage: 20:36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto theangels; and are the children of God, being the children of theresurrection. 20:37Now that thedead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lordthe God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 20:38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all liveunto him.

20:39Then certain of the scribesanswering said, Master, thou hast well said. 20:40And after that they durst notask him any question at all. 20:41And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? 20:42And Davidhimself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thouon my right hand, 20:43Till I makethine enemies thy footstool. 20:44David thereforecalleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

20:45Then in the audience of all thepeople he said unto his disciples, 20:46Beware of thescribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in themarkets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms atfeasts; 20:47Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers:the same shall receive greater damnation.

21:1And he looked up, and saw therich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 21:2And he saw also a certain poorwidow casting in thither two mites. 21:3And he said, Of atruth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than theyall: 21:4For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offeringsof God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

21:5And as some spake of the temple,how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, 21:6As forthese things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shallnot be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 21:7And they askedhim, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign willthere be when these things shall come to pass? 21:8And he said, Takeheed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I amChrist; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. 21:9But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by andby. 21:10Then said heunto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdomagainst kingdom: 21:11And greatearthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; andfearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. 21:12But before allthese, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you,delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, beingbrought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. 21:13And it shallturn to you for a testimony. 21:14Settle ittherefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 21:15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all youradversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 21:16And ye shall bebetrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; andsome of you shall they cause to be put to death. 21:17And ye shall behated of all men for my name’s sake. 21:18But there shallnot an hair of your head perish. 21:19In your patiencepossess ye your souls. 21:20And when yeshall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolationthereof is nigh. 21:21Then let themwhich are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in themidst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enterthereinto. 21:22For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which arewritten may be fulfilled. 21:23But woe untothem that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! forthere shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 21:24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be ledaway captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of theGentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

21:25And there shallbe signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earthdistress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 21:26Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking afterthose things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shallbe shaken. 21:27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud withpower and great glory. 21:28And when thesethings begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; foryour redemption draweth nigh. 21:29And he spake to them a parable;Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 21:30When they nowshoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh athand. 21:31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know yethat the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 21:32Verily I sayunto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 21:33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not passaway.

21:34And take heed toyourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting,and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon youunawares. 21:35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the faceof the whole earth. 21:36Watch yetherefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape allthese things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 21:37And in the daytime he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode inthe mount that is called the mount of Olives. 21:38And all the people came early inthe morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

22:1Now the feast ofunleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. 22:2And the chief priests and scribessought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

22:3Then entered Sataninto Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 22:4And he went his way, and communedwith the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. 22:5And they were glad, andcovenanted to give him money. 22:6And he promised, and soughtopportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

22:7Then came the day ofunleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. 22:8And he sent Peter and John,saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. 22:9And they said untohim, Where wilt thou that we prepare? 22:10And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a manmeet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where heentereth in. 22:11And ye shall sayunto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is theguestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 22:12And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there makeready. 22:13And theywent, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready thepassover. 22:14And when thehour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. 22:15And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you beforeI suffer: 22:16For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it befulfilled in the kingdom of God. 22:17And he took the cup, and gavethanks, and said, Take this, and divide it amongyourselves: 22:18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,until the kingdom of God shall come.

22:19And he took bread, and gavethanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembranceof me. 22:20Likewisealso the cup after supper, saying, This cup is thenew testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

22:21But, behold, thehand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. 22:22And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woeunto that man by whom he is betrayed! 22:23And they began to enquire amongthemselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

22:24And there was also astrife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 22:25And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and theythat exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 22:26But yeshall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let himbe as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 22:27For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or hethat serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you ashe that serveth. 22:28Ye are theywhich have continued with me in my temptations. 22:29And I appointunto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 22:30That ye may eatand drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelvetribes of Israel.

22:31And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you,that he may sift you as wheat: 22:32But I haveprayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted,strengthen thy brethren. 22:33And he said unto him, Lord, I amready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. 22:34And he said, Itell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shaltthrice deny that thou knowest me. 22:35And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked yeany thing? And they said, Nothing. 22:36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, andlikewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell hisgarment, and buy one. 22:37For I say untoyou, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he wasreckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have anend. 22:38And theysaid, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them,It is enough.

22:39And he came out, and went, as hewas wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 22:40And when he was at theplace, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not intotemptation. 22:41Andhe was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, andprayed, 22:42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 22:43And there appeared an angel untohim from heaven, strengthening him. 22:44And being in an agony he prayedmore earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood fallingdown to the ground. 22:45Andwhen he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found themsleeping for sorrow, 22:46Andsaid unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enterinto temptation.

22:47And while he yet spake, behold amultitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went beforethem, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. 22:48But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? 22:49When they which were about himsaw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with thesword?

22:50And one of them smotethe servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 22:51And Jesus answered and said,Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, andhealed him. 22:52Then Jesussaid unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders,which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against athief, with swords and staves? 22:53When I was dailywith you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but thisis your hour, and the power of darkness.

22:54Then took they him, and ledhim, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peterfollowed afar off. 22:55Andwhen they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set downtogether, Peter sat down among them. 22:56But a certain maid beheld him ashe sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man wasalso with him. 22:57And hedenied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 22:58And after a little while anothersaw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 22:59And about the space ofone hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth thisfellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean. 22:60And Peter said, Man, I know notwhat thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. 22:61And the Lord turned, andlooked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he hadsaid unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny methrice. 22:62And Peterwent out, and wept bitterly.

22:63And the men that heldJesus mocked him, and smote him. 22:64And when they had blindfoldedhim, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who isit that smote thee? 22:65Andmany other things blasphemously spake they against him.

22:66And as soon as it wasday, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes cametogether, and led him into their council, saying, 22:67Art thou the Christ? tell us.And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: 22:68And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor letme go. 22:69Hereafter shallthe Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 22:70Then said they all, Art thouthen the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that Iam. 22:71And theysaid, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of hisown mouth.

23:1And the wholemultitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. 23:2And they began to accuse him,saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbiddingto give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. 23:3And Pilate asked him,saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. 23:4Then said Pilate to the chiefpriests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. 23:5And they were the more fierce,saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry,beginning from Galilee to this place. 23:6When Pilate heard of Galilee, heasked whether the man were a Galilaean. 23:7And as soon as he knew that hebelonged unto Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himselfalso was at Jerusalem at that time.

23:8And when Herod sawJesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a longseason, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped tohave seen some miracle done by him. 23:9Then he questioned with him inmany words; but he answered him nothing. 23:10And the chief priests andscribes stood and vehemently accused him. 23:11And Herod with his men of warset him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeousrobe, and sent him again to Pilate.

23:12And the same dayPilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were atenmity between themselves.

23:13And Pilate, when hehad called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 23:14Said unto them, Ye havebrought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold,I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this mantouching those things whereof ye accuse him: 23:15No, nor yet Herod: for I sentyou to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. 23:16I will therefore chastise him,and release him. 23:17(For of necessity he mustrelease one unto them at the feast.) 23:18And they cried out all at once,saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: 23:19(Who for a certain sedition madein the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) 23:20Pilate therefore, willing torelease Jesus, spake again to them. 23:21But they cried, saying, Crucifyhim, crucify him. 23:22And he said unto them the thirdtime, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him:I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. 23:23And they were instant with loudvoices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them andof the chief priests prevailed. 23:24And Pilate gave sentence that itshould be as they required. 23:25And he released unto them himthat for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired;but he delivered Jesus to their will. 23:26And as they led him away, theylaid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and onhim they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

23:27And there followedhim a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed andlamented him. 23:28But Jesusturning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep notfor me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 23:29For, behold, thedays are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are thebarren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. 23:30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; andto the hills, Cover us. 23:31For if they dothese things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry? 23:32And there werealso two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 23:33And when they were come to theplace, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and themalefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

23:34Then said Jesus,Father, forgive them; for they know not what theydo. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. 23:35And the people stood beholding.And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others;let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. 23:36And the soldiers also mockedhim, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, 23:37And saying, If thou be the kingof the Jews, save thyself. 23:38And a superscription also waswritten over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THEKING OF THE JEWS.

23:39And one of themalefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ,save thyself and us. 23:40Butthe other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeingthou art in the same condemnation? 23:41And we indeed justly; for wereceive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 23:42And he said unto Jesus,Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 23:43And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me inparadise. 23:44And itwas about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earthuntil the ninth hour. 23:45And the sun was darkened, andthe veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

23:46And when Jesus hadcried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands Icommend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 23:47Now when thecenturion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this wasa righteous man. 23:48And allthe people that came together to that sight, beholding the things whichwere done, smote their breasts, and returned. 23:49And all his acquaintance, andthe women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding thesethings.

23:50And, behold, therewas a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man,and a just: 23:51(The samehad not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was ofArimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom ofGod. 23:52This manwent unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 23:53And he took it down, and wrappedit in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, whereinnever man before was laid. 23:54And that day was thepreparation, and the sabbath drew on. 23:55And the women also, which camewith him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and howhis body was laid. 23:56Andthey returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbathday according to the commandment.

24:1Now upon the firstday of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto thesepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certainothers with them. 24:2And they found the stone rolledaway from the sepulchre. 24:3And they entered in, and foundnot the body of the Lord Jesus. 24:4And it came to pass, as they weremuch perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shininggarments: 24:5And as theywere afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they saidunto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 24:6He is not here, but is risen:remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 24:7Saying, The Sonof man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified,and the third day rise again. 24:8And they remembered his words, 24:9And returned from thesepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 24:10It was Mary Magdalene,and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women thatwere with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 24:11And their words seemed to themas idle tales, and they believed them not. 24:12Then arose Peter, and ran untothe sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid bythemselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come topass.

24:13And, behold, two ofthem went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was fromJerusalem about threescore furlongs. 24:14And they talked together of allthese things which had happened. 24:15And it came to pass, that, whilethey communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, andwent with them. 24:16Buttheir eyes were holden that they should not know him. 24:17And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have oneto another, as ye walk, and are sad? 24:18And the one of them, whose namewas Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger inJerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there inthese days? 24:19And he saidunto them, What things? And they said unto him,Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and wordbefore God and all the people: 24:20And how the chief priests andour rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 24:21But we trusted that ithad been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to dayis the third day since these things were done. 24:22Yea, and certain women also ofour company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 24:23And when they found not hisbody, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, whichsaid that he was alive. 24:24And certain of them which werewith us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the womenhad said: but him they saw not. 24:25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets havespoken: 24:26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enterinto his glory? 24:27And beginning at Moses and allthe prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the thingsconcerning himself. 24:28Andthey drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as thoughhe would have gone further. 24:29But they constrained him,saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.And he went in to tarry with them. 24:30And it came to pass, as he satat meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, andgave to them. 24:31And theireyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 24:32And they said one toanother, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by theway, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 24:33And they rose up the same hour,and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, andthem that were with them, 24:34Saying, The Lord is risenindeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 24:35And they told what thingswere done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking ofbread.

24:36And as they thusspake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them,Peace be unto you. 24:37But they were terrified andaffrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 24:38And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 24:39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, andsee; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 24:40And when he hadthus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. 24:41And while they yet believed notfor joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here anymeat? 24:42And theygave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 24:43And he took it, and dideat before them. 24:44And hesaid unto them, These are the words which I spakeunto 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, andin the psalms, concerning me. 24:45Then opened he theirunderstanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 24:46And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and torise from the dead the third day: 24:47And thatrepentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among allnations, beginning at Jerusalem. 24:48And ye arewitnesses of these things.

24:49And, behold, Isend the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city ofJerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

24:50And he led them out as far as toBethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 24:51And it came to pass, while heblessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 24:52And they worshipped him, andreturned to Jerusalem with great joy: 24:53And were continually in thetemple, praising and blessing God. Amen. Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769