The Gospel According to St. Matthew

1:1The book of the generationof Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 1:2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaacbegat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 1:3And Judas begat Phares and Zara ofThamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 1:4And Aram begat Aminadab; andAminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 1:5And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab;and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 1:6And Jesse begat David the king;and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife ofUrias; 1:7And Solomon begatRoboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 1:8And Asa begat Josaphat; andJosaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 1:9And Ozias begat Joatham; andJoatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 1:10And Ezekias begat Manasses; andManasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 1:11And Josias begat Jechonias andhis brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: 1:12And after they were brought toBabylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; 1:13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; andAbiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 1:14And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadocbegat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 1:15And Eliud begat Eleazar; andEleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 1:16And Jacob begat Joseph thehusband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 1:17So all the generations fromAbraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until thecarrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from thecarrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

1:18Now the birth of JesusChrist was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph,before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 1:19Then Joseph her husband,being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example,was minded to put her away privily. 1:20But while he thought on thesethings, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream,saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thywife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 1:21And she shall bring forth a son,and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people fromtheir sins. 1:22Now all thiswas done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by theprophet, saying, 1:23Behold,a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shallcall his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 1:24Then Joseph being raised fromsleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him hiswife: 1:25And knew her nottill she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

2:1Now when Jesus was bornin Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there camewise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2:2Saying, Where is he that is bornKing of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come toworship him. 2:3When Herodthe king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalemwith him. 2:4And when he hadgathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, hedemanded of them where Christ should be born. 2:5And they said unto him, InBethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 2:6And thou Bethlehem, in the land ofJuda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shallcome a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. 2:7Then Herod, when he had privilycalled the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the starappeared. 2:8And he sent themto Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; andwhen ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come andworship him also. 2:9Whenthey had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they sawin the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the youngchild was. 2:10When they sawthe star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11And when they werecome into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, andfell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures,they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 2:12And being warned of God in adream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their owncountry another way. 2:13Andwhen they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Josephin a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, andflee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod willseek the young child to destroy him. 2:14When he arose, he took the youngchild and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 2:15And was there until the death ofHerod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by theprophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2:16Then Herod, when hesaw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sentforth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all thecoasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time whichhe had diligently enquired of the wise men. 2:17Then was fulfilled that which wasspoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 2:18In Rama was there a voice heard,lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping forher children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

2:19But when Herod wasdead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph inEgypt, 2:20Saying, Arise, andtake the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: forthey are dead which sought the young child’s life. 2:21And he arose, and took the youngchild and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 2:22But when he heard that Archelausdid reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to gothither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned asideinto the parts of Galilee: 2:23And he came and dwelt in a citycalled Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by theprophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

3:1In those days came Johnthe Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 3:2And saying, Repent ye: for thekingdom of heaven is at hand. 3:3For this is he that was spoken ofby the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 3:4And the same John had his raimentof camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat waslocusts and wild honey. 3:5Then went out to him Jerusalem,and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, 3:6And were baptized of him inJordan, confessing their sins.

3:7But when he saw many ofthe Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, Ogeneration of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 3:8Bring forth thereforefruits meet for repentance: 3:9And think not to say withinyourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, thatGod is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 3:10And now also the axe is laid untothe root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth goodfruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 3:11I indeed baptize you with waterunto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whoseshoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost,and with fire: 3:12Whose fan is in his hand,and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into thegarner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

3:13Then cometh Jesus fromGalilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 3:14But John forbad him, saying, Ihave need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 3:15And Jesus answering said untohim, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomethus to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 3:16And Jesus, when he was baptized,went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were openedunto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, andlighting upon him: 3:17And loa voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am wellpleased.

4:1Then was Jesus led upof the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 4:2And when he had fasted forty daysand forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 4:3And when the tempter came to him,he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be madebread. 4:4But he answered andsaid, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone,but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 4:5Then the devil taketh him up intothe holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 4:6And saith unto him, If thou be theSon of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angelscharge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up,lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 4:7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 4:8Again, the deviltaketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all thekingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9And saith unto him, All thesethings will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 4:10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship theLord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 4:11Then the devil leaveth him, and,behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

4:12Now when Jesus hadheard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 4:13And leaving Nazareth, he came anddwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulonand Nephthalim: 4:14That itmight be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 4:15The land of Zabulon, and the landof Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of theGentiles; 4:16The peoplewhich sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the regionand shadow of death light is sprung up. 4:17From that time Jesus began topreach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven isat hand.

4:18And Jesus, walking by the sea ofGalilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother,casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 4:19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 4:20And they straightway lefttheir nets, and followed him. 4:21And going on from thence, he sawother two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother,in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he calledthem. 4:22And theyimmediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

4:23And Jesus went aboutall Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of thekingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of diseaseamong the people. 4:24And hisfame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick peoplethat were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which werepossessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that hadthe palsy; and he healed them. 4:25And there followed him greatmultitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, andfrom Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyondJordan.

5:1And seeing themultitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciplescame unto him: 5:2And heopened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 5:3Blessed arethe poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:4Blessed arethey that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5:5Blessed arethe meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 5:6Blessed arethey which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall befilled. 5:7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 5:8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 5:9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called thechildren of God. 5:10Blessedare they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs isthe kingdom of heaven. 5:11Blessed are ye,when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall sayall manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12Rejoice, and beexceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for sopersecuted they the prophets which were before you.

5:13Ye are the saltof the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it besalted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to betrodden under foot of men. 5:14Ye are the lightof the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5:15Neither do menlight a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and itgiveth light unto all that are in the house. 5:16Let your light soshine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify yourFather which is in heaven.

5:17Think not that Iam come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, butto fulfil. 5:18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jotor one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 5:19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments,and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom ofheaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall becalled great in the kingdom of heaven. 5:20For I say untoyou, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousnessof the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdomof heaven.

5:21Ye have heardthat it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoevershall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 5:22But I say untoyou, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be indanger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool,shall be in danger of hell fire. 5:23Therefore if thoubring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hathought against thee; 5:24Leave there thygift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother,and then come and offer thy gift. 5:25Agree with thineadversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any timethe adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to theofficer, and thou be cast into prison. 5:26Verily I say untothee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid theuttermost farthing.

5:27Ye have heardthat it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 5:28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lustafter her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 5:29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and castit from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy membersshould perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast intohell. 5:30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it fromthee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish,and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 5:31Ithath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her awriting of divorcement: 5:32But I say untoyou, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause offornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry herthat is divorced committeth adultery.

5:33Again, ye haveheard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswearthyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 5:34But I say untoyou, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: 5:35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem;for it is the city of the great King. 5:36Neither shaltthou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white orblack. 5:37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: forwhatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

5:38Ye have heardthat it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 5:39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shallsmite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 5:40And if any manwill sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thycloke also. 5:41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 5:42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow ofthee turn not thou away.

5:43Ye have heardthat it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thineenemy. 5:44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curseyou, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefullyuse you, and persecute you; 5:45That ye may bethe children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun torise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on theunjust. 5:46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do noteven the publicans the same? 5:47And if ye saluteyour brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even thepublicans so? 5:48Be ye thereforeperfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

6:1Take heed that yedo not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have noreward of your Father which is in heaven. 6:2Therefore whenthou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as thehypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may haveglory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6:3Butwhen thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right handdoeth: 6:4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth insecret himself shall reward thee openly.

6:5And when thouprayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love topray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, thatthey may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6:6Butthou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shutthy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father whichseeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 6:7But when ye pray,use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think thatthey shall be heard for their much speaking. 6:8Be not yetherefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have needof, before ye ask him. 6:9After this mannertherefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 6:10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is inheaven. 6:11Give us this day our daily bread. 6:12And forgive usour debts, as we forgive our debtors. 6:13And lead us notinto temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, andthe power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 6:14For if ye forgivemen their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 6:15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will yourFather forgive your trespasses.

6:16Moreover when yefast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfiguretheir faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you,They have their reward. 6:17But thou, whenthou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 6:18That thou appearnot unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thyFather, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

6:19Lay not up foryourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, andwhere thieves break through and steal: 6:20But lay up foryourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 6:21For where yourtreasure is, there will your heart be also. 6:22The light of thebody is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall befull of light. 6:23But if thine eyebe evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the lightthat is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

6:24No man can servetwo masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or elsehe will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God andmammon. 6:25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what yeshall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shallput on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 6:26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do theyreap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are yenot much better than they? 6:27Which of you bytaking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 6:28And why take yethought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; theytoil not, neither do they spin: 6:29And yet I sayunto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one ofthese. 6:30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to dayis, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much moreclothe you, O ye of little faith? 6:31Therefore take nothought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 6:32(For after allthese things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth thatye have need of all these things. 6:33But seek ye firstthe kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall beadded unto you. 6:34Take therefore nothought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the thingsof itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

7:1Judge not, that yebe not judged. 7:2For with whatjudgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, itshall be measured to you again. 7:3And why beholdestthou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beamthat is in thine own eye? 7:4Or how wilt thousay to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and,behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 7:5Thou hypocrite,first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou seeclearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

7:6Give not thatwhich is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine,lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7:7Ask, and it shallbe given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened untoyou: 7:8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seekethfindeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 7:9Or what man isthere of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 7:10Orif he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 7:11If ye then, beingevil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shallyour Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 7:12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do toyou, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

7:13Enter ye in atthe strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way,that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 7:14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

7:15Beware of falseprophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they areravening wolves. 7:16Ye shall knowthem by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 7:17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupttree bringeth forth evil fruit. 7:18A good treecannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bringforth good fruit. 7:19Every tree thatbringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 7:20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

7:21Not every onethat saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 7:22Many will say tome in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thyname have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 7:23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart fromme, ye that work iniquity.

7:24Thereforewhosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken himunto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 7:25And the raindescended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon thathouse; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 7:26And every onethat heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likenedunto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 7:27And the raindescended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon thathouse; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 7:28And it came to pass, when Jesushad ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 7:29For he taught them asone having authority, and not as the scribes.

8:1When he was come downfrom the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 8:2And, behold, there came a leperand worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 8:3And Jesus put forthhis hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thouclean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 8:4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to thepriest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

8:5And when Jesus was entered intoCapernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 8:6And saying, Lord, my servant liethat home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 8:7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8:8The centurion answered and said,Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speakthe word only, and my servant shall be healed. 8:9For I am a man under authority,having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth;and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and hedoeth it. 8:10WhenJesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, notin Israel. 8:11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west,and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom ofheaven. 8:12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outerdarkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 8:13And Jesus said unto thecenturion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be itdone unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

8:14And when Jesus was come intoPeter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. 8:15And he touched her hand,and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

8:16When the even wascome, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and hecast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 8:17That it might befulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took ourinfirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

8:18Now when Jesus sawgreat multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the otherside. 8:19And a certainscribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoeverthou goest. 8:20And Jesussaith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of theair have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay hishead. 8:21And anotherof his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury myfather. 8:22But Jesus saidunto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

8:23And when he was entered into aship, his disciples followed him. 8:24And, behold, there arose a greattempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: buthe was asleep. 8:25And hisdisciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: weperish. 8:26And he saith untothem, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then hearose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 8:27But the menmarvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and thesea obey him!

8:28And when he was cometo the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him twopossessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so thatno man might pass by that way. 8:29And, behold, they cried out,saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thoucome hither to torment us before the time? 8:30And there was a good way off fromthem an herd of many swine feeding. 8:31So the devils besought him,saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 8:32And he said unto them,Go. And when they were come out, they went into theherd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down asteep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 8:33And they that kept them fled, andwent their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallento the possessed of the devils. 8:34And, behold, the whole city cameout to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that hewould depart out of their coasts.

9:1And he entered into aship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 9:2And, behold, they brought to him aman sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith saidunto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thysins be forgiven thee. 9:3And, behold, certain of thescribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 9:4And Jesus knowing their thoughtssaid, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 9:5Forwhether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,Arise, and walk? 9:6But that ye mayknow that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (thensaith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thybed, and go unto thine house. 9:7And he arose, and departed to hishouse. 9:8But when themultitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which hadgiven such power unto men.

9:9And as Jesus passedforth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt ofcustom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And hearose, and followed him.

9:10And it came to pass,as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners cameand sat down with him and his disciples. 9:11And when the Pharisees sawit, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master withpublicans and sinners? 9:12But when Jesus heard that,he said unto them, They that be whole need not aphysician, but they that are sick. 9:13But go ye andlearn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: forI am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

9:14Then came to him the disciples ofJohn, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fastnot? 9:15And Jesus said untothem, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as longas the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when thebridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 9:16Noman putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which isput in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 9:17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottlesbreak, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put newwine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

9:18While he spake these things untothem, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, Mydaughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and sheshall live. 9:19And Jesusarose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

9:20And, behold, a woman,which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behindhim, and touched the hem of his garment: 9:21For she said within herself, If Imay but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 9:22But Jesus turned him about, andwhen he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort;thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole fromthat hour. 9:23And when Jesuscame into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people makinga noise, 9:24He said untothem, Give place: for the maid is not dead, butsleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 9:25But when the people were putforth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 9:26And the fame hereof went abroadinto all that land.

9:27And when Jesusdeparted thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying,Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. 9:28And when he was come into thehouse, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him,Yea, Lord. 9:29Then touchedhe their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it untoyou. 9:30And theireyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 9:31But they, when they weredeparted, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

9:32As they went out,behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 9:33And when the devil was cast out,the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seenin Israel. 9:34But thePharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. 9:35And Jesus went about allthe cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching thegospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease amongthe people.

9:36But when he saw themultitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted,and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 9:37Then saith he unto his disciples,The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourersare few; 9:38Pray ye thereforethe Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into hisharvest.

10:1And when he had called untohim his twelve disciples, he gave them power against uncleanspirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and allmanner of disease. 10:2Nowthe names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who iscalled Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, andJohn his brother; 10:3Philip,and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son ofAlphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 10:4Simon the Canaanite, and JudasIscariot, who also betrayed him. 10:5These twelve Jesus sent forth,and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of theGentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 10:6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 10:7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 10:8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast outdevils: freely ye have received, freely give. 10:9Provide neithergold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10:10Nor scrip foryour journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: forthe workman is worthy of his meat. 10:11And intowhatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; andthere abide till ye go thence. 10:12And when ye comeinto an house, salute it. 10:13And if the housebe worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let yourpeace return to you. 10:14And whosoevershall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of thathouse or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 10:15Verily I sayunto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha inthe day of judgment, than for that city.

10:16Behold, I sendyou forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise asserpents, and harmless as doves. 10:17But beware ofmen: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourgeyou in their synagogues; 10:18And ye shall bebrought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony againstthem and the Gentiles. 10:19But when theydeliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shallbe given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 10:20For it is not yethat speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 10:21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and thefather the child: and the children shall rise up against theirparents, and cause them to be put to death. 10:22And ye shall behated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to theend shall be saved. 10:23But when theypersecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say untoyou, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of manbe come. 10:24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servantabove his lord. 10:25It is enough forthe disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. Ifthey have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shallthey call them of his household? 10:26Fear them nottherefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; andhid, that shall not be known. 10:27What I tell youin darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear,that preach ye upon the housetops. 10:28And fear notthem which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but ratherfear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10:29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shallnot fall on the ground without your Father. 10:30But the veryhairs of your head are all numbered. 10:31Fear ye nottherefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10:32Whosoevertherefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before myFather which is in heaven. 10:33But whosoevershall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which isin heaven. 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not tosend peace, but a sword. 10:35For I am come toset a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against hermother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 10:36And a man’sfoes shall be they of his own household. 10:37He that lovethfather or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth sonor daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 10:38And he thattaketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 10:39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth hislife for my sake shall find it.

10:40He thatreceiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him thatsent me. 10:41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shallreceive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in thename of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 10:42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little onesa cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I sayunto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

11:1And it came to pass, when Jesushad made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence toteach and to preach in their cities. 11:2Now when John had heard in theprison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 11:3And said unto him, Art thou hethat should come, or do we look for another? 11:4Jesus answered and said untothem, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hearand see: 11:5The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers arecleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have thegospel preached to them. 11:6And blessed ishe, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

11:7And as they departed, Jesus beganto say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went yeout into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 11:8But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. 11:9But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you,and more than a prophet. 11:10For this ishe, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thyface, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11:11Verily I sayunto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greaterthan John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom ofheaven is greater than he. 11:12And from thedays of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven sufferethviolence, and the violent take it by force. 11:13For all theprophets and the law prophesied until John. 11:14And if ye willreceive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 11:15He that hathears to hear, let him hear.

11:16But whereuntoshall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in themarkets, and calling unto their fellows, 11:17And saying, Wehave piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, andye have not lamented. 11:18For John cameneither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. 11:19The Son of mancame eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and awinebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified ofher children.

11:20Then began he to upbraid thecities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repentednot: 11:21Woeunto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works,which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would haverepented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 11:22But I say untoyou, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment,than for you. 11:23And thou,Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell:for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done inSodom, it would have remained until this day. 11:24But I say untoyou, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day ofjudgment, than for thee.

11:25At that time Jesus answered andsaid, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hastrevealed them unto babes. 11:26Even so, Father:for so it seemed good in thy sight. 11:27All things aredelivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but theFather; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he towhomsoever the Son will reveal him.

11:28Come unto me,all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 11:29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowlyin heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 11:30For my yokeis easy, and my burden is light.

12:1At that time Jesus went on thesabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and beganto pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 12:2But when the Pharisees sawit, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is notlawful to do upon the sabbath day. 12:3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, andthey that were with him; 12:4How he enteredinto the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful forhim to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for thepriests? 12:5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days thepriests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 12:6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greaterthan the temple. 12:7But if ye hadknown what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, yewould not have condemned the guiltless. 12:8For the Son ofman is Lord even of the sabbath day. 12:9And when he was departed thence,he went into their synagogue:

12:10And, behold, therewas a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying,Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 12:11And he said unto them,What man shall there be among you, that shall have onesheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay holdon it, and lift it out? 12:12How much then isa man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on thesabbath days. 12:13Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched itforth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

12:14Then the Phariseeswent out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 12:15But when Jesus knewit, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followedhim, and he healed them all; 12:16And charged them that theyshould not make him known: 12:17That it might be fulfilled whichwas spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 12:18Behold my servant, whom I havechosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spiritupon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 12:19He shall not strive, nor cry;neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 12:20A bruised reed shall he notbreak, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgmentunto victory. 12:21And in hisname shall the Gentiles trust.

12:22Then was brought untohim one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him,insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 12:23And all the people were amazed,and said, Is not this the son of David? 12:24But when the Pharisees heardit, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but byBeelzebub the prince of the devils. 12:25And Jesus knew their thoughts,and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itselfis brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itselfshall not stand: 12:26And if Satancast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdomstand? 12:27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your childrencast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 12:28But if I castout devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 12:29Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoilhis goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil hishouse. 12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth notwith me scattereth abroad.

12:31Wherefore I sayunto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: butthe blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgivenunto men. 12:32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shallbe forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shallnot be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world tocome. 12:33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make thetree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by hisfruit. 12:34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak goodthings? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 12:35Agood man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 12:36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 12:37For by thy wordsthou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

12:38Then certain of the scribes andof the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 12:39But he answered and saidunto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh aftera sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of theprophet Jonas: 12:40For as Jonas wasthree days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son ofman be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 12:41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation,and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas;and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 12:42The queen of thesouth shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shallcondemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear thewisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh throughdry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 12:44Then he saith, Iwill return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, hefindeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 12:45Then goeth he,and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, andthey enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man isworse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

12:46While he yet talked to thepeople, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiringto speak with him. 12:47Thenone said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without,desiring to speak with thee. 12:48But he answered and said untohim that told him, Who is my mother? and who are mybrethren? 12:49And hestretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 12:50For whosoevershall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother,and sister, and mother.

13:1The same day went Jesus out ofthe house, and sat by the sea side. 13:2And great multitudes weregathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and thewhole multitude stood on the shore. 13:3And he spake many things untothem in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth tosow; 13:4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, andthe fowls came and devoured them up: 13:5Some fell uponstony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up,because they had no deepness of earth: 13:6And when the sunwas up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they witheredaway. 13:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and chokedthem: 13:8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, somean hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 13:9Who hath ears tohear, let him hear. 13:10And the disciples came, and saidunto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 13:11He answered and said unto them,Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of thekingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 13:12For whosoeverhath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: butwhosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13:13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing seenot; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 13:14And in them isfulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear,and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 13:15For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their earsare dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any timethey should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears,and should understand with their heart, and should be converted,and I should heal them. 13:16But blessedare your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 13:17For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteousmen have desired to see those things which ye see, and havenot seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, andhave not heard them.

13:18Hear yetherefore the parable of the sower. 13:19When any oneheareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, thencometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in hisheart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 13:20But he thatreceived the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word,and anon with joy receiveth it; 13:21Yet hath he notroot in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation orpersecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 13:22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareththe word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 13:23But he thatreceived seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, andunderstandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth,some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

13:24Another parable put he forthunto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto aman which sowed good seed in his field: 13:25But while menslept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 13:26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, thenappeared the tares also. 13:27So the servantsof the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow goodseed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 13:28He said untothem, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou thenthat we go and gather them up? 13:29But he said,Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat withthem. 13:30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time ofharvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, andbind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

13:31Another parable put he forthunto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to agrain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 13:32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, itis the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of theair come and lodge in the branches thereof.

13:33Another parable spake he untothem; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which awoman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole wasleavened. 13:34Allthese things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without aparable spake he not unto them: 13:35That it might be fulfilled whichwas spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; Iwill utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of theworld. 13:36Then Jesus sentthe multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came untohim, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 13:37He answered and saidunto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 13:38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of thekingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 13:39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the endof the world; and the reapers are the angels. 13:40As therefore thetares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end ofthis world. 13:41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shallgather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which doiniquity; 13:42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall bewailing and gnashing of teeth. 13:43Then shall therighteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hathears to hear, let him hear.

13:44Again, thekingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when aman hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all thathe hath, and buyeth that field.

13:45Again, thekingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 13:46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and soldall that he had, and bought it.

13:47Again, thekingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, andgathered of every kind: 13:48Which, when itwas full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good intovessels, but cast the bad away. 13:49So shall it beat the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wickedfrom among the just, 13:50And shall castthem into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing ofteeth. 13:51Jesussaith unto them, Have ye understood all thesethings? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. 13:52Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto thekingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, whichbringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

13:53And it came to pass, thatwhen Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 13:54And when he was come into hisown country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they wereastonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, andthese mighty works? 13:55Is not this the carpenter’sson? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses,and Simon, and Judas? 13:56And his sisters, are they notall with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 13:57And they were offended in him.But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour,save in his own country, and in his own house. 13:58And he did not many mighty worksthere because of their unbelief.

14:1At that time Herod thetetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 14:2And said unto his servants, Thisis John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty worksdo shew forth themselves in him.

14:3For Herod had laidhold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’sake, his brother Philip’s wife. 14:4For John said unto him, It is notlawful for thee to have her. 14:5And when he would have put him todeath, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 14:6But when Herod’sbirthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, andpleased Herod. 14:7Whereuponhe promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. 14:8And she, being before instructedof her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist’s head in a charger. 14:9And the king was sorry:nevertheless for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat,he commanded it to be given her. 14:10And he sent, and beheaded Johnin the prison. 14:11And hishead was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she broughtit to her mother. 14:12And his disciples came, and tookup the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

14:13When Jesus heardof it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: andwhen the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out ofthe cities. 14:14And Jesuswent forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassiontoward them, and he healed their sick.

14:15And when it wasevening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, andthe time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into thevillages, and buy themselves victuals. 14:16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 14:17And they say unto him, We havehere but five loaves, and two fishes. 14:18He said, Bringthem hither to me. 14:19And he commanded the multitudeto sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes,and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves tohis disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 14:20And they did all eat, and werefilled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve basketsfull. 14:21And they that hadeaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

14:22And straightway Jesusconstrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him untothe other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 14:23And when he had sent themultitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when theevening was come, he was there alone. 14:24But the ship was now in themidst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. 14:25And in the fourth watch of thenight Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 14:26And when the disciples saw himwalking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and theycried out for fear. 14:27Butstraightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of goodcheer; it is I; be not afraid. 14:28And Peter answered him and said,Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 14:29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, hewalked on the water, to go to Jesus. 14:30But when he saw the windboisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord,save me. 14:31And immediatelyJesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him,O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 14:32And when theywere come into the ship, the wind ceased. 14:33Then they that were in the shipcame and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

14:34And when they weregone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 14:35And when the men of that placehad knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, andbrought unto him all that were diseased; 14:36And besought him that they mightonly touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were madeperfectly whole.

15:1Then came to Jesusscribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 15:2Why do thy disciples transgressthe tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eatbread. 15:3But he answeredand said unto them, Why do ye also transgress thecommandment of God by your tradition? 15:4For Godcommanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that cursethfather or mother, let him die the death. 15:5But ye say,Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, Itis a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 15:6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall befree. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by yourtradition. 15:7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 15:8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honourethme with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 15:9But in vain theydo worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

15:10And he called the multitude, andsaid unto them, Hear, and understand: 15:11Not that whichgoeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of themouth, this defileth a man. 15:12Then came his disciples, andsaid unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after theyheard this saying? 15:13Buthe answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenlyFather hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 15:14Let them alone:they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, bothshall fall into the ditch. 15:15Then answered Peter and saidunto him, Declare unto us this parable. 15:16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 15:17Do not ye yetunderstand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly,and is cast out into the draught? 15:18But those thingswhich proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defilethe man. 15:19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 15:20These are thethings which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth nota man.

15:21Then Jesus went thence, anddeparted into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 15:22And, behold, a woman of Canaancame out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me,O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with adevil. 15:23But he answeredher not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send heraway; for she crieth after us. 15:24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 15:25Then came she andworshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 15:26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to castit to dogs. 15:27And she said, Truth, Lord: yetthe dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 15:28Then Jesus answered and saidunto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it untothee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that veryhour. 15:29And Jesusdeparted from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went upinto a mountain, and sat down there. 15:30And great multitudes came untohim, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed,and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: 15:31Insomuch that themultitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to bewhole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the Godof Israel.

15:32Then Jesus called hisdisciples unto him, and said, I have compassion onthe multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and havenothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint inthe way. 15:33And hisdisciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in thewilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 15:34And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few littlefishes. 15:35And hecommanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 15:36And he took the seven loaves andthe fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to hisdisciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 15:37And they did all eat, and werefilled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left sevenbaskets full. 15:38And theythat did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. 15:39And he sent away the multitude,and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala,

16:1The Pharisees alsowith the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew thema sign from heaven. 16:2Heanswered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say,It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 16:3And in themorning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red andlowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; butcan ye not discern the signs of the times? 16:4A wicked andadulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign begiven unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them,and departed. 16:5And whenhis disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to takebread.

16:6Then Jesus said untothem, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Phariseesand of the Sadducees. 16:7And they reasoned amongthemselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 16:8Which when Jesusperceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, whyreason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 16:9Doye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the fivethousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 16:10Neither theseven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 16:11How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it notto you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of thePharisees and of the Sadducees? 16:12Then understood they how that hebade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine ofthe Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

16:13When Jesus came intothe coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 16:14And they said, Some say thatthou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or oneof the prophets. 16:15Hesaith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16:16And Simon Peter answered andsaid, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 16:17And Jesus answered and said untohim, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and bloodhath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 16:18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon thisrock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevailagainst it. 16:19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: andwhatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: andwhatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 16:20Then charged hehis disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

16:21From that time forthbegan Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go untoJerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests andscribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 16:22Then Peter took him, and beganto rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be untothee. 16:23But he turned, andsaid unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art anoffence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, butthose that be of men.

16:24Then said Jesus unto hisdisciples, If any man will come after me, let himdeny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 16:25For whosoeverwill save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for mysake shall find it. 16:26For what is aman profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? orwhat shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 16:27For the Son ofman shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then heshall reward every man according to his works. 16:28Verily I sayunto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death,till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

17:1And after six days Jesus takethPeter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an highmountain apart, 17:2And wastransfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and hisraiment was white as the light. 17:3And, behold, there appeared untothem Moses and Elias talking with him. 17:4Then answered Peter, and saidunto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us makehere three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one forElias. 17:5While he yetspake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out ofthe cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased;hear ye him. 17:6And when thedisciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 17:7And Jesus came andtouched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 17:8And when they hadlifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 17:9And as they came down from themountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision tono man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 17:10And his disciples asked him,saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 17:11And Jesus answered and said untothem, Elias truly shall first come, and restore allthings. 17:12But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knewhim not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shallalso the Son of man suffer of them. 17:13Then the disciples understoodthat he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

17:14And when they werecome to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneelingdown to him, and saying, 17:15Lord, have mercy on my son: forhe is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, andoft into the water. 17:16AndI brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17:17Then Jesus answered and said,O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I bewith you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 17:18And Jesus rebukedthe devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from thatvery hour. 17:19Then came thedisciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 17:20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye havefaith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Removehence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall beimpossible unto you. 17:21Howbeit thiskind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

17:22And while they abode in Galilee,Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayedinto the hands of men: 17:23And they shall kill him, and thethird day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

17:24And when they werecome to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter,and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 17:25He saith, Yes. And when he wascome into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, Whatthinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom ortribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 17:26Peter saith unto him, Ofstrangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the childrenfree. 17:27Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea,and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thouhast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, andgive unto them for me and thee.

18:1At the same time came thedisciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom ofheaven? 18:2And Jesus calleda little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 18:3And said, VerilyI say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, yeshall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 18:4Whosoevertherefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatestin the kingdom of heaven. 18:5And whoso shallreceive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 18:6But whoso shalloffend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better forhim that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he weredrowned in the depth of the sea.

18:7Woe unto theworld because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; butwoe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 18:8Wherefore if thyhand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them fromthee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather thanhaving two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 18:9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast itfrom thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, ratherthan having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 18:10Take heed thatye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That inheaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is inheaven. 18:11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 18:12How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them begone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into themountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 18:13And if so bethat he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of thatsheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 18:14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15Moreover if thybrother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault betweenthee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 18:16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one ortwo more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may beestablished. 18:17And if he shallneglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect tohear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18:18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shallbe bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosedin heaven. 18:19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth astouching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of myFather which is in heaven. 18:20For where two orthree are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

18:21Then came Peter to him, andsaid, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?till seven times? 18:22Jesussaith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:but, Until seventy times seven.

18:23Therefore is thekingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account ofhis servants. 18:24And when he hadbegun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousandtalents. 18:25But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to besold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to bemade. 18:26The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 18:27Then the lord ofthat servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave himthe debt. 18:28But the same servant went out, and found one of hisfellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him,and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. 18:29And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him,saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 18:30And he wouldnot: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 18:31So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were verysorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. 18:32Then his lord,after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, Iforgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 18:33Shouldest notthou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity onthee? 18:34And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,till he should pay all that was due unto him. 18:35So likewiseshall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgivenot every one his brother their trespasses.

19:1And it came to pass, thatwhen Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and cameinto the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 19:2And great multitudes followedhim; and he healed them there.

19:3The Pharisees alsocame unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a manto put away his wife for every cause? 19:4And he answered and said untothem, Have ye not read, that he which made them atthe beginning made them male and female, 19:5And said, Forthis cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to hiswife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 19:6Wherefore theyare no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together,let not man put asunder. 19:7They say unto him, Why did Mosesthen command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 19:8He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to putaway your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 19:9And I say untoyou, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be forfornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whosomarrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

19:10His disciples say unto him, Ifthe case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. 19:11But he said unto them,All men cannot receive this saying, savethey to whom it is given. 19:12For there aresome eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: andthere are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there beeunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’ssake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

19:13Then were there brought unto himlittle children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray:and the disciples rebuked them. 19:14But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me:for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 19:15And he laid his hands onthem, and departed thence.

19:16And, behold, one cameand said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I mayhave eternal life? 19:17Andhe said unto him, Why callest thou me good? thereis none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter intolife, keep the commandments. 19:18He saith unto him, Which? Jesussaid, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commitadultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19:19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt lovethy neighbour as thyself. 19:20The young man saith unto him,All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 19:21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, andgive to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and comeand follow me. 19:22But when the young man heardthat saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

19:23Then said Jesus untohis disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich manshall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 19:24And again I sayunto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, thanfor a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 19:25When his disciples heardit, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 19:26But Jesus beheldthem, and said unto them, With men this isimpossible; but with God all things are possible.

19:27Then answered Peter and saidunto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall wehave therefore? 19:28AndJesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye whichhave followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in thethrone of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging thetwelve tribes of Israel. 19:29And every onethat hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother,or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive anhundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 19:30But many thatare first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

20:1For the kingdomof heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went outearly in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 20:2And when he hadagreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into hisvineyard. 20:3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standingidle in the marketplace, 20:4And said untothem; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will giveyou. And they went their way. 20:5Again he went outabout the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 20:6And about theeleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith untothem, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 20:7They say untohim, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into thevineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 20:8Sowhen even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Callthe labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the lastunto the first. 20:9And when theycame that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received everyman a penny. 20:10But when thefirst came, they supposed that they should have received more; and theylikewise received every man a penny. 20:11And when theyhad received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 20:12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thouhast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of theday. 20:13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee nowrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 20:14Take thatthine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as untothee. 20:15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Isthine eye evil, because I am good? 20:16So the lastshall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

20:17And Jesus going up to Jerusalemtook the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, 20:18Behold, we go upto Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priestsand unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 20:19And shalldeliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucifyhim: and the third day he shall rise again.

20:20Then came to him the mother ofZebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring acertain thing of him. 20:21And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these mytwo sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, inthy kingdom. 20:22But Jesusanswered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able todrink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with thebaptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 20:23And he saith unto them,Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with thebaptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on myleft, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whomit is prepared of my Father. 20:24And when the ten heardit, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 20:25But Jesus called themunto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of theGentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exerciseauthority upon them. 20:26But it shall notbe so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be yourminister; 20:27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 20:28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but tominister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 20:29And as they departed fromJericho, a great multitude followed him.

20:30And, behold, twoblind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by,cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 20:31And the multituderebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried themore, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. 20:32And Jesus stood still, andcalled them, and said, What will ye that I shall do untoyou? 20:33They sayunto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 20:34So Jesus had compassion onthem, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes receivedsight, and they followed him.

21:1And when they drewnigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives,then sent Jesus two disciples, 21:2Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shallfind an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bringthem unto me. 21:3And if anyman say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them;and straightway he will send them. 21:4All this was done, that it mightbe fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 21:5Tell ye the daughter of Sion,Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and acolt the foal of an ass. 21:6And the disciples went, and didas Jesus commanded them, 21:7And brought the ass, and thecolt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 21:8And a very greatmultitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches fromthe trees, and strawed them in the way. 21:9And the multitudes that wentbefore, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David:Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in thehighest. 21:10And when he wascome into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 21:11And the multitude said, This isJesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

21:12And Jesus went intothe temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in thetemple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats ofthem that sold doves, 21:13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; butye have made it a den of thieves. 21:14And the blind and the lame cameto him in the temple; and he healed them. 21:15And when the chief priests andscribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying inthe temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were soredispleased, 21:16And saidunto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklingsthou hast perfected praise?

21:17And he left them, and went outof the city into Bethany; and he lodged there. 21:18Now in the morning as hereturned into the city, he hungered. 21:19And when he saw a fig tree inthe way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, andsaid unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently the fig tree withered away. 21:20And when the disciples sawit, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! 21:21Jesus answered and saidunto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, anddoubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree,but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thoucast into the sea; it shall be done. 21:22And all things,whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

21:23And when he was come into thetemple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as hewas teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and whogave thee this authority? 21:24And Jesus answered and said untothem, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me,I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 21:25The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? Andthey reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; hewill say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 21:26But if we shall say, Of men; wefear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 21:27And they answered Jesus, andsaid, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tellI you by what authority I do these things.

21:28But what thinkye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said,Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 21:29He answered andsaid, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 21:30And he came tothe second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir:and went not. 21:31Whether of themtwain did the will of his father? They say unto him, Thefirst. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, Thatthe publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. 21:32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and yebelieved him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye,when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believehim.

21:33Hear anotherparable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, andhedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower,and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 21:34And when thetime of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, thatthey might receive the fruits of it. 21:35And thehusbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stonedanother. 21:36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they didunto them likewise. 21:37But last of allhe sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 21:38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves,This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on hisinheritance. 21:39And they caughthim, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 21:40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he dounto those husbandmen? 21:41They say unto him, He willmiserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyardunto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 21:42Jesus saith unto them,Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which thebuilders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is theLord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 21:43Therefore say Iunto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to anation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 21:44And whosoevershall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall,it will grind him to powder. 21:45And when the chief priests andPharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 21:46But when they sought tolay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for aprophet.

22:1And Jesus answered andspake unto them again by parables, and said, 22:2The kingdom ofheaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 22:3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to thewedding: and they would not come. 22:4Again, he sentforth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I haveprepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, andall things are ready: come unto the marriage. 22:5But they madelight of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to hismerchandise: 22:6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated themspitefully, and slew them. 22:7But when the kingheard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, anddestroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 22:8Then saith he tohis servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were notworthy. 22:9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find,bid to the marriage. 22:10So thoseservants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many asthey found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

22:11And when theking came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on awedding garment: 22:12And he saithunto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?And he was speechless. 22:13Then said theking to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and casthim into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing ofteeth. 22:14For many are called, but few are chosen.

22:15Then went the Pharisees, andtook counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 22:16And they sent out unto him theirdisciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true,and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for anyman: for thou regardest not the person of men. 22:17Tell us therefore, What thinkestthou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 22:18But Jesus perceived theirwickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, yehypocrites? 22:19Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him apenny. 22:20And he saith untothem, Whose is this image and superscription? 22:21They say untohim, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render thereforeunto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things thatare God’s. 22:22Whenthey had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and wenttheir way.

22:23The same day came tohim the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 22:24Saying, Master, Mosessaid, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife,and raise up seed unto his brother. 22:25Now there were with us sevenbrethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, havingno issue, left his wife unto his brother: 22:26Likewise the second also, andthe third, unto the seventh. 22:27And last of all the woman diedalso. 22:28Therefore in theresurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 22:29Jesus answered and saidunto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor thepower of God. 22:30For in theresurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as theangels of God in heaven. 22:31But as touchingthe resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken untoyou by God, saying, 22:32I am the God ofAbraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God ofthe dead, but of the living. 22:33And when the multitude heardthis, they were astonished at his doctrine.

22:34But when thePharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they weregathered together. 22:35Thenone of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,tempting him, and saying, 22:36Master, which is thegreat commandment in the law? 22:37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and withall thy soul, and with all thy mind. 22:38This is thefirst and great commandment. 22:39And the secondis like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 22:40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

22:41While the Pharisees weregathered together, Jesus asked them, 22:42Saying, Whatthink ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son ofDavid. 22:43He saithunto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord,saying, 22:44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till Imake thine enemies thy footstool? 22:45If David thencall him Lord, how is he his son? 22:46And no man was able to answerhim a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him anymore questions.

23:1Then spake Jesus tothe multitude, and to his disciples, 23:2Saying, Thescribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 23:3All thereforewhatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not yeafter their works: for they say, and do not. 23:4For they bindheavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’sshoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of theirfingers. 23:5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they makebroad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 23:6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats inthe synagogues, 23:7And greetings inthe markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 23:8But be not yecalled Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye arebrethren. 23:9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one isyour Father, which is in heaven. 23:10Neither be yecalled masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 23:11But he that isgreatest among you shall be your servant. 23:12And whosoevershall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himselfshall be exalted.

23:13But woe untoyou, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom ofheaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither sufferye them that are entering to go in. 23:14Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and fora pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greaterdamnation. 23:15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compasssea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make himtwofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 23:16Woe unto you,ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, itis nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is adebtor! 23:17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, orthe temple that sanctifieth the gold? 23:18And, Whosoevershall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by thegift that is upon it, he is guilty. 23:19Ye foolsand blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar thatsanctifieth the gift? 23:20Whoso thereforeshall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 23:21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by himthat dwelleth therein. 23:22And he thatshall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him thatsitteth thereon. 23:23Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise andcummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leavethe other undone. 23:24Ye blindguides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 23:25Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of thecup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 23:26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which iswithin the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 23:27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are likeunto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but arewithin full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 23:28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but withinye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 23:29Woe unto you,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of theprophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 23:30And say, If wehad been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers withthem in the blood of the prophets. 23:31Wherefore ye bewitnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killedthe prophets. 23:32Fill ye up thenthe measure of your fathers. 23:33Yeserpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnationof hell?

23:34Wherefore,behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: andsome of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of themshall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from cityto city: 23:35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon theearth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son ofBarachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 23:36Verily I sayunto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 23:37O Jerusalem,Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them whichare sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together,even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye wouldnot! 23:38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 23:39For I say untoyou, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed ishe that cometh in the name of the Lord.

24:1And Jesus went out, and departedfrom the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him thebuildings of the temple. 24:2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shallnot be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

24:3And as he sat upon the mount ofOlives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shallthese things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and ofthe end of the world? 24:4AndJesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no mandeceive you. 24:5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shalldeceive many. 24:6And ye shall hearof wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all thesethings must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 24:7For nation shallrise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall befamines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 24:8All these are the beginning of sorrows. 24:9Then shall theydeliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hatedof all nations for my name’s sake. 24:10And then shallmany be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate oneanother. 24:11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 24:12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall waxcold. 24:13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 24:14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all theworld for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 24:15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whosoreadeth, let him understand:) 24:16Then let themwhich be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 24:17Let him which ison the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 24:18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take hisclothes. 24:19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that givesuck in those days! 24:20But pray ye thatyour flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 24:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since thebeginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 24:22And except thosedays should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for theelect’s sake those days shall be shortened. 24:23Then if any manshall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe itnot. 24:24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, andshall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it werepossible, they shall deceive the very elect. 24:25Behold, I havetold you before. 24:26Wherefore ifthey shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 24:27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth evenunto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 24:28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles begathered together.

24:29Immediatelyafter the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and themoon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, andthe powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 24:30And then shallappear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribesof the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the cloudsof heaven with power and great glory. 24:31And he shallsend his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gathertogether his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to theother. 24:32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yettender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 24:33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that itis near, even at the doors. 24:34Verily I sayunto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things befulfilled. 24:35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not passaway.

24:36But of that dayand hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but myFather only. 24:37But as the daysof Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 24:38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eatingand drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noeentered into the ark, 24:39And knew notuntil the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming ofthe Son of man be. 24:40Then shall twobe in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 24:41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall betaken, and the other left.

24:42Watch therefore:for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 24:43But know this,that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief wouldcome, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to bebroken up. 24:44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think notthe Son of man cometh. 24:45Who then is afaithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over hishousehold, to give them meat in due season? 24:46Blessedis that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 24:47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all hisgoods. 24:48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lorddelayeth his coming; 24:49And shall beginto smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 24:50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh notfor him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 24:51And shall cuthim asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: thereshall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

25:1Then shall thekingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, andwent forth to meet the bridegroom. 25:2And five of themwere wise, and five were foolish. 25:3They thatwere foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 25:4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 25:5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 25:6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroomcometh; go ye out to meet him. 25:7Then all thosevirgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 25:8And the foolishsaid unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 25:9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be notenough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy foryourselves. 25:10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they thatwere ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 25:11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, opento us. 25:12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 25:13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hourwherein the Son of man cometh.

25:14For thekingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country,who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 25:15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and toanother one; to every man according to his several ability; andstraightway took his journey. 25:16Then he that hadreceived the five talents went and traded with the same, and madethem other five talents. 25:17And likewise hethat had received two, he also gained other two. 25:18But he that hadreceived one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 25:19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, andreckoneth with them. 25:20And so he thathad received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying,Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained besidethem five talents more. 25:21His lord saidunto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast beenfaithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enterthou into the joy of thy lord. 25:22He also that hadreceived two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me twotalents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 25:23His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler overmany things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 25:24Then he whichhad received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou artan hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thouhast not strawed: 25:25And I wasafraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thouhast that is thine. 25:26His lordanswered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thouknewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have notstrawed: 25:27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers,and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 25:28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto himwhich hath ten talents. 25:29For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from himthat hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 25:30And cast ye theunprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping andgnashing of teeth.

25:31When the Son ofman shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shallhe sit upon the throne of his glory: 25:32And before himshall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one fromanother, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 25:33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats onthe left. 25:34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, yeblessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from thefoundation of the world: 25:35For I was anhungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was astranger, and ye took me in: 25:36Naked, and yeclothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye cameunto me. 25:37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw wethee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave theedrink? 25:38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked,and clothed thee? 25:39Or when saw wethee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 25:40And the Kingshall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye havedone it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have doneit unto me. 25:41Then shall hesay also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, intoeverlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 25:42For I was anhungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 25:43Iwas a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick,and in prison, and ye visited me not. 25:44Then shall theyalso answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, ora stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister untothee? 25:45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye didit not to me. 25:46And these shallgo away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

26:1And it came to pass, when Jesushad finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, 26:2Ye know thatafter two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man isbetrayed to be crucified. 26:3Then assembled together the chiefpriests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace ofthe high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 26:4And consulted that they mighttake Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. 26:5But they said, Not on the feastday, lest there be an uproar among the people.

26:6Now when Jesus was inBethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 26:7There came unto him a womanhaving an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on hishead, as he sat at meat. 26:8But when his disciples sawit, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is thiswaste? 26:9For this ointmentmight have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 26:10When Jesus understood it,he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hathwrought a good work upon me. 26:11For ye have thepoor always with you; but me ye have not always. 26:12For in that shehath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 26:13Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preachedin the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hathdone, be told for a memorial of her.

26:14Then one of the twelve, calledJudas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 26:15And said unto them, Whatwill ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted withhim for thirty pieces of silver. 26:16And from that time he soughtopportunity to betray him.

26:17Now the firstday of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came toJesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eatthe passover? 26:18And hesaid, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him,The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thyhouse with my disciples. 26:19And the disciples did as Jesushad appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 26:20Now when the even was come, hesat down with the twelve. 26:21And as they did eat, he said,Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 26:22And they wereexceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, isit I? 26:23And he answeredand said, He that dippeth his hand with me in thedish, the same shall betray me. 26:24The Son of mangoeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son ofman is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. 26:25Then Judas, whichbetrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

26:26And as they were eating, Jesustook bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave itto the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 26:27And he took thecup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 26:28For this is myblood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission ofsins. 26:29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit ofthe vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’skingdom. 26:30And whenthey had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 26:31Then saith Jesus unto them,All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for itis written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall bescattered abroad. 26:32But after I amrisen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 26:33Peter answered and said untohim, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yetwill I never be offended. 26:34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow,thou shalt deny me thrice. 26:35Peter said unto him, Though Ishould die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all thedisciples.

26:36Then cometh Jesuswith them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples,Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 26:37And he took with him Peter andthe two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 26:38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here,and watch with me. 26:39And he went a little farther,and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, ifit be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, butas thou wilt. 26:40And he cometh unto thedisciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 26:41Watch and pray,that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,but the flesh is weak. 26:42He went away again the secondtime, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may notpass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 26:43And he came and found themasleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 26:44And he left them, and went awayagain, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 26:45Then cometh he to his disciples,and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take yourrest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into thehands of sinners. 26:46Rise, let us begoing: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

26:47And while he yet spake, lo,Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swordsand staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 26:48Now he that betrayed him gavethem a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold himfast. 26:49And forthwith hecame to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 26:50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laidhands on Jesus, and took him. 26:51And, behold, one of them whichwere with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, andstruck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. 26:52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that takethe sword shall perish with the sword. 26:53Thinkest thouthat I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me morethan twelve legions of angels? 26:54But how thenshall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? 26:55In that same hour said Jesus tothe multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief withswords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in thetemple, and ye laid no hold on me. 26:56But all this wasdone, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Thenall the disciples forsook him, and fled.

26:57And they that hadlaid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, wherethe scribes and the elders were assembled. 26:58But Peter followed him afar offunto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants,to see the end. 26:59Now thechief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witnessagainst Jesus, to put him to death; 26:60But found none: yea, though manyfalse witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came twofalse witnesses, 26:61Andsaid, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, andto build it in three days. 26:62And the high priest arose, andsaid unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which thesewitness against thee? 26:63But Jesus held his peace. Andthe high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the livingGod, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 26:64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall yesee the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in theclouds of heaven. 26:65Then the high priest rent hisclothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we ofwitnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 26:66What think ye? They answered andsaid, He is guilty of death. 26:67Then did they spit in his face,and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of theirhands, 26:68Saying, Prophesyunto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

26:69Now Peter sat withoutin the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast withJesus of Galilee. 26:70But hedenied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. 26:71And when he was gone outinto the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that werethere, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 26:72And again he denied with anoath, I do not know the man. 26:73And after a while came untohim they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also artone of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. 26:74Then began he to curse and toswear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 26:75And Peter remembered theword of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow,thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

27:1When the morning wascome, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel againstJesus to put him to death: 27:2And when they had bound him, theyled him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

27:3Then Judas, which hadbetrayeth him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, andbrought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 27:4Saying, I have sinned inthat I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What isthat to us? see thou to that. 27:5And he cast down the pieces ofsilver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 27:6And the chief priests took thesilver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into thetreasury, because it is the price of blood. 27:7And they took counsel, and boughtwith them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 27:8Wherefore that field was called,The field of blood, unto this day. 27:9Then was fulfilled that which wasspoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces ofsilver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children ofIsrael did value; 27:10Andgave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me. 27:11And Jesus stood before thegovernor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of theJews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 27:12And when he was accused of thechief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 27:13Then said Pilate unto him,Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? 27:14And he answered him to never aword; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 27:15Now at that feast thegovernor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 27:16And they had then anotable prisoner, called Barabbas. 27:17Therefore when they weregathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release untoyou? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 27:18For he knew that for envy theyhad delivered him.

27:19When he was set downon the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing todo with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dreambecause of him. 27:20But thechief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should askBarabbas, and destroy Jesus. 27:21The governor answered and saidunto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? Theysaid, Barabbas. 27:22Pilatesaith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 27:23And the governor said, Why, whatevil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him becrucified.

27:24When Pilate saw thathe could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, hetook water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I aminnocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 27:25Then answered all the people,and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

27:26Then released heBarabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he deliveredhim to be crucified. 27:27Then the soldiers of thegovernor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the wholeband of soldiers. 27:28And they stripped him, and puton him a scarlet robe.

27:29And when they hadplatted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed inhis right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him,saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 27:30And they spit upon him, and tookthe reed, and smote him on the head. 27:31And after that they had mockedhim, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, andled him away to crucify him. 27:32And as they came out, they founda man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. 27:33And when they were comeunto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

27:34They gave him vinegarto drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, hewould not drink. 27:35Andthey crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it mightbe fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garmentsamong them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 27:36And sitting down they watchedhim there; 27:37And set upover his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27:38Then were there twothieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

27:39And they that passedby reviled him, wagging their heads, 27:40And saying, Thou that destroyestthe temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou bethe Son of God, come down from the cross. 27:41Likewise also the chief priestsmocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 27:42He saved others; himself hecannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from thecross, and we will believe him. 27:43He trusted in God; let himdeliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 27:44The thieves also, whichwere crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. 27:45Now from the sixth hour therewas darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 27:46And about the ninth hour Jesuscried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lamasabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, whyhast thou forsaken me? 27:47Some of them that stood there,when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 27:48And straightway one ofthem ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and putit on a reed, and gave him to drink. 27:49The rest said, Let be, let ussee whether Elias will come to save him.

27:50Jesus, when he hadcried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 27:51And, behold, the veil of thetemple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth didquake, and the rocks rent; 27:52And the graves were opened; andmany bodies of the saints which slept arose, 27:53And came out of the graves afterhis resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 27:54Now when the centurion,and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and thosethings that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Sonof God. 27:55And many womenwere there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee,ministering unto him: 27:56Among which was Mary Magdalene,and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’schildren. 27:57When the evenwas come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who alsohimself was Jesus’ disciple: 27:58He went to Pilate, and beggedthe body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 27:59And when Joseph had taken thebody, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 27:60And laid it in his own new tomb,which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the doorof the sepulchre, and departed. 27:61And there was Mary Magdalene,and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

27:62Now the next day,that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Phariseescame together unto Pilate, 27:63Saying, Sir, we remember thatthat deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After threedays I will rise again. 27:64Command therefore that thesepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come bynight, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from thedead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 27:65Pilate said unto them, Ye have awatch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 27:66So they went, and made thesepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

28:1In the end of thesabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, cameMary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 28:2And, behold, there was a greatearthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came androlled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 28:3His countenance was likelightning, and his raiment white as snow: 28:4And for fear of him the keepersdid shake, and became as dead men. 28:5And the angel answered and saidunto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which wascrucified. 28:6He is nothere: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 28:7And go quickly, and tellhis disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth beforeyou into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 28:8And they departed quickly fromthe sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciplesword.

28:9And as they went totell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, Allhail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 28:10Then said Jesus untothem, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go intoGalilee, and there shall they see me.

28:11Now when they were going,behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chiefpriests all the things that were done. 28:12And when they were assembledwith the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto thesoldiers, 28:13Saying, Sayye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 28:14And if this come to thegovernor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 28:15So they took the money, and didas they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jewsuntil this day.

28:16Then the elevendisciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus hadappointed them. 28:17And whenthey saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 28:18And Jesus came and spake untothem, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and inearth. 28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in thename of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 28:20Teaching them toobserve all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with youalway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769