Chapter One
  1. FORASMUCH as ma­ny have tak­en in hand to set forth in or­der a dec­la­ra­tion of those things which are most sure­ly be­lieved among us,
  2. Even as they de­liv­ered them un­to us, which from the be­gin­ning were eye­wit­ness­es, and min­is­ters of the word:
  3. It seemed good to me al­so, hav­ing had per­fect un­der­stand­ing of all things from the very first, to write un­to thee in or­der, most ex­cel­lent The-‍oph‍‍-‍i-‍lus,
  4. That thou might­est know the cer­tain­ty of those things, where­in thou hast been instructed.

  1. THERE WAS in the days of Her­od, the king of Ju-‍dæ‍-‍a, a cer­tain priest named Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as, of the course of A-‍bi‍-‍a: and his wife was of three daugh­ters of Aa­ron, and her name was Elisabeth.
  2. And they were both righ­teous be­fore ⟨God⟩, walk­ing in all the com­mand­ments and or­di­nances of the ⟨Lord⟩ blameless.
  3. And they had no child, be­cause that Elis­a­beth was bar­ren, and they both were now well strick­en in years.
  4. And it came to pass, that while he ex­e­cut­ed the priests of­fice be­fore ⟨God⟩ in or­der of his course,
  5. According to the cus­tom of the priests of­fice, his lot was to burn in­cense when he went in­to the tem­ple of the ⟨Lord⟩.
  6. And the whole mul­ti­tude of the peo­ple were pray­ing with­out at the time of incense.
  7. And there ap­peared un­to him an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ stand­ing on the right side of the al­tar of incense.
  8. And when Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as saw him, he was trou­bled, and fear fell up­on him.
  9. But the an­gel said un­to him, ⟨•Fear not, Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as: for thy pray­er is heard; and thy wife Elis­a­beth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
  10. And thou shalt have joy and glad­ness; and ma­ny shall re­joice at his birth.
  11. For he shall be great in the sight of the ⟨Lord⟩, and shall drink nei­ther wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, even from his moth­ers womb.
  12. And ma­ny of the chil­dren of Is­ra­el shall he turn to the ⟨Lord⟩ their ⟨God⟩.
  13. And he shall go be­fore him in the spir­it and pow­er of E-‍li‍‍-‍as, to turn the hearts of the fa­thers to the chil­dren, and the dis­o­be­di­ent to the wis­dom of the just; to make rea­dy a peo­ple pre­pared for the ⟨Lord⟩.•⟩
  14. And Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as said un­to the an­gel, Where­by shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well strick­en in years.
  15. And the an­gel an­swer­ing said un­to him, ⟨•I am Ga­bri­el, that stand in the pres­ence of ⟨God⟩; and am sent to speak un­to thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
  16. And, be­hold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, un­til the day that these things shall be per­formed, be­cause thou be­liev­est not my words, which shall be ful­filled in their season.•⟩
  17. And the peo­ple wait­ed for Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as, and mar­velled that he tar­ried so long in the temple.
  18. And when he came out, he could not speak un­to them: and they per­ceived that he had seen a vi­sion in the tem­ple: for he beck­oned un­to them, and re­mained speechless.
  19. And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his min­is­tra­tion were ac­com­plished, he de­part­ed to his own house.
  20. And af­ter those days his wife Elis­a­beth con­ceived, and hid her­self five months, saying,
  21. Thus hath the ⟨Lord⟩ dealt with me in the days where­in he looked on me, to take away my re­proach among men.
  22. And in the sixth month the an­gel Ga­bri­el was sent from ⟨God⟩ un­to a city of Gal­i­lee, named Nazareth,
  23. To a vir­gin es­poused to a man whose name was Jo­seph, of the house of David; and the vir­gins name was Mary.
  24. And the an­gel came in un­to her and said, ⟨•Hail, thou that art high­ly fa­voured, the ⟨Lord⟩ is with thee: bless­ed art thou among women.•⟩
  25. And when she saw him, she was trou­bled at his say­ing, and cast in her mind what man­ner of sal­u­ta­tion this should be.
  26. And the an­gel said un­to her, ⟨•Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found fa­vour with ⟨God⟩.
  27. And, be­hold, thou shalt con­ceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name ⟨JESUS⟩.
  28. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the High­est: and the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ shall give un­to him the throne of his fa­ther David:
  29. And he shall reign over the house of Ja­cob for ever; and of his king­dom there shall be no end.•⟩
  30. Then said Mary un­to the an­gel, ⟨•How shall this be, see­ing I know not a man?•⟩
  31. And the an­gel an­swered and said un­to her, ⟨•The Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ shall come up­on thee, and the pow­er of the High­est shall over­shad­ow thee: there­fore al­so that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  32. And, be­hold, thy cou­sin Elis­a­beth, she hath al­so con­ceived a son in her old age: and this is the six month with her, who was called barren.
  33. For with ⟨God⟩ noth­ing shall be impossible.•⟩
  34. And Mary said, ⟨•Be­hold the hand­maid of the ⟨Lord⟩; be it un­to me ac­cord­ing to thy word.•⟩ And the an­gel de­part­ed from her.
  35. And Mary arose in those days, and went in­to the hill coun­try with haste, in­to a city of Juda;
  36. And en­tered in­to the house of Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as, and sa­lut­ed Elisabeth.
  37. And it came to pass, that, when Elis­a­beth heard the sal­u­ta­tion of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elis­a­beth was filled with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩.
  38. And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, ⟨•Bless­ed art thou among wom­en, and bless­ed is the fruit of thy womb.
  39. And whence is this to me, that the moth­er of my ⟨Lord⟩ should come to me?
  40. For, lo, as soon as the voice of the sal­u­ta­tion sound­ed in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
  41. And bless­ed is she that be­lieved: for there shall be a per­for­mance of those things which were told her from the ⟨Lord⟩.•⟩
  42. And Mary said, ⟨•My soul doth mag­ni­fy the ⟨Lord⟩.
  43. And my spir­it hath re­joiced in ⟨God⟩ my Saviour.
  44. For he hath re­gard­ed the low es­tate of his hand­maid­en: for, be­hold, from hence­forth all gen­er­a­tions shall call me blessed.
  45. For he that is migh­ty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
  46. And his mer­cy is on them that fear him from gen­er­a­tion, to generation.
  47. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scat­tered the proud in the im­ag­i­na­tion of their hearts.
  48. He hath put down the migh­ty from their seats, and ex­alt­ed them of low degree.
  49. He hath filled the hun­gry with good things; and the rich he hath sent away empty.
  50. He hath hol­pen his serv­ant Is­ra­el, in re­mem­brance of his mercy;
  51. As he spake to our fa­thers, to Abra­ham, and to his seed for ever.•⟩
  52. And Mary abode with her about three months, and re­turned to her own house.
  53. Now Elis­a­beths full time came that she should be de­liv­ered; and she brought forth a son.
  54. And her neigh­bours and her cous­ins heard how the ⟨Lord⟩ had shewed great mer­cy up­on her; and they re­joiced with her.
  55. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to cir­cum­cise the child; and they called him Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as, af­ter the name of his father.
  56. And his moth­er an­swered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
  57. And they said un­to her, There is none of thy kin­dred that is called by this name.
  58. And they made signs to his fa­ther, how he would have him called.
  59. And he asked for a writ­ing ta­ble, and wrote, say­ing, His name is John. And they mar­velled all.
  60. And his mouth was opened im­me­di­ate­ly, and his tongue (was) loosed, and he spake, and praised ⟨God⟩.
  61. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these say­ings were noised abroad through­out all the hill coun­try of Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a.
  62. And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, say­ing, What man­ner of child shall this be! And the hand of the ⟨Lord⟩ was with him.
  63. And his fa­ther Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as was filled with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, and proph­e­sied, saying,
  64. ⟨•Blessed be the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨God⟩ of Is­ra­el; for he hath vis­it­ed and re­deemed his people,
  65. And hath raised up an horn of sal­va­tion for us in the house of his serv­ant David;
  66. As he spake by the mouth of his holy proph­ets, which have been since the world began:
  67. That we should be saved from our en­e­mies, and from the hand of all that hate us:
  68. To per­form the mer­cy prom­ised to our fa­thers, and to re­mem­ber his holy covenant;
  69. The oath which he sware to our fa­ther Abraham,
  70. That he would grant un­to us, that we be­ing de­liv­ered out of the hand of our en­e­mies might serve him with­out fear,
  71. In holi­ness and righ­teous­ness be­fore him, all the days of our life.
  72. And thou, child, shalt be called the proph­et of the High­est: for thou shalt go be­fore the face of the ⟨Lord⟩ to pre­pare his ways;
  73. To give know­ledge of sal­va­tion un­to his peo­ple by the re­mis­sion of their sins,
  74. Through the ten­der mer­cy of our ⟨God⟩; where­by the day­spring from on high hath vis­it­ed us,
  75. To give light to them that sit in dark­ness and in the shad­ow of death, to guide our feet in­to the way of peace.•⟩
  76. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spir­it, and was in the des­erts till the day of his shew­ing un­to Israel.
Chapter Two
  1. AND IT came to pass in those days, that there went out a de­cree from Cæsar Au­gus­tus, that all the world should be taxed.
  2. (And this tax­ing was first made when Cy-‍re‍‍-‍ni-‍us was gov­er­nor of Syria.)
  3. And all went to be taxed, ev­ery one in­to his own city.
  4. And Jo­seph al­so went up from Gal­i­lee, out of the city of Na­za­reth, in­to Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a, un­to the city of David, which is called Beth‍‍-‍le-‍hem; (be­cause he was of the house and lin­e­age of David:)
  5. To be taxed with Mary his es­poused wife, be­ing great with child.
  6. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were ac­com­plished that she should be delivered.
  7. And she brought forth her first­born son, and wrapped him in swad­dling clothes, and laid him in a man­ger; be­cause there was no room for them in the inn.
  8. And there were in the same coun­try shep­herds abid­ing in the field, keep­ing watch over their flock by night.
  9. And, lo, the an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ came up­on them, and the glo­ry of the ⟨Lord⟩ shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
  10. And the an­gel said un­to them, ⟨•Fear not: for, be­hold, I bring you good tid­ings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
  11. For un­to you is born this day in the city of David a Sav­iour, which is ⟨Christ⟩ the ⟨Lord⟩.
  12. And this shall be a sign un­to you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swad­dling clothes, ly­ing in a manger.•⟩
  13. And sud­den­ly there was with the an­gel a mul­ti­tude of the heav­en­ly host prais­ing ⟨God⟩, and saying,
  14. Glory to ⟨God⟩ in high­est, and on earth peace, good will to­ward men.
  15. And it came to pass, as the an­gels were gone away from them in­to (the third) heav­en, the shep­herds said one to an­oth­er, Let us now go even un­to Beth‍‍-‍le-‍hem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the ⟨Lord⟩ hath made known un­to us.
  16. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Jo­seph, and the babe ly­ing in a manger.
  17. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the say­ing which was told them con­cern­ing this child.
  18. And all they that heard it won­dered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
  19. But Mary kept all these things, and pon­dered them in her heart.
  20. And the shep­herds re­turned, glo­ri­fy­ing and prais­ing ⟨God⟩ for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told un­to them.
  21. And when eight days were ac­com­plished for the cir­cum­cis­ing of the child, his name was called ⟨JESUS⟩, which was so named of the an­gel be­fore he was con­ceived in the womb.
  22. And when the days of her pur­i­fi­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to the law of Mo­ses were ac­com­plished, they brought him to Je­ru­sa­lem, to pre­sent him to the ⟨Lord⟩;
  23. (As it is writ­ten in the law of the ⟨Lord⟩, Every male that open­eth the womb(from with­in)shall be called holy to the ⟨Lord⟩;)
  24. And to of­fer a sac­ri­fice ac­cord­ing to that which is said in the law of the ⟨Lord⟩, A pair of tur­tle­doves, or two young pigeons.
  25. And, be­hold, there was a man in Je­ru­sa­lem, whose name was Sim­e­on; and the same man was just and de­vout, wait­ing for the con­so­la­tion of Is­ra­el: and the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ was up­on him.
  26. And it was re­vealed un­to him by the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, that he should not see death, be­fore he had seen the ⟨Lords⟩ ⟨Christ⟩.
  27. And he came by the Spirit in­to the tem­ple: and when the par­ents brought in the child ⟨Jesus⟩, to do for him af­ter the cus­tom of the law,
  28. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed ⟨God⟩, and said,
  29. ⟨•⟨Lord⟩, now let­test thou thy serv­ant de­part in peace, ac­cord­ing to thy word:
  30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
  31. Which thou hast pre­pared be­fore the face of all people;
  32. A light to light­en the Gen­tiles, and the glo­ry of thy peo­ple Israel.•⟩
  33. And Jo­seph and his moth­er mar­velled at those things which were spo­ken of him.
  34. And Sim­e­on blessed them, and said un­to Mary his moth­er, ⟨•Be­hold, this child is set for the fall and ris­ing again of ma­ny in Is­ra­el; and for a sign which shall be spo­ken against;
  35. (Yea, a sword shall pierce throu thy own soul al­so,) that the thoughts of ma­ny hearts may be revealed.•⟩
  36. And there was one An­na, a proph­et­ess, the daugh­ter of Phan‍‍-‍u-‍el, of the tribe of A‍‍-‍ser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an hus­band sev­en years from her virginity;
  37. And she was a wid­ow of about four­score and four years, which de­part­ed not from the tem­ple, but served ⟨God⟩ with fast­ings and pray­ers night and day.
  38. And she com­ing in that in­stant gave thanks like­wise un­to the ⟨Lord⟩, and spake of him to all them that looked for re­demp­tion in Jerusalem.
  39. And when they had per­formed all things ac­cord­ing to the law of the ⟨Lord⟩, they re­turned in­to Gal­i­lee, to their own city of Nazareth.
  40. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spir­it, filled with wis­dom: and the grace of ⟨God⟩ was up­on him.
  41. Now his par­ents went to Je­ru­sa­lem ev­ery year at the feast of the passover.
  42. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Je­ru­sa­lem af­ter the cus­tom of the feast.
  43. And when they had ful­filled the days, as they re­turned, the child ⟨Jesus⟩ tar­ried be­hind in Je­ru­sa­lem; and Jo­seph and his moth­er knew not of it.
  44. But they sup­pos­ing him to have been in the com­pa­ny, went a days jour­ney; and they sought him among their kins­folk and acquaintance‍(s).
  45. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Je­ru­sa­lem, seek­ing him.
  46. And it came to pass, that af­ter three days they found him in the tem­ple, sit­ting in the midst of the doc­tors, both hear­ing them, and ask­ing them questions.
  47. And all that heard him were as­ton­ished at his un­der­stand­ing and answers.
  48. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his moth­er said un­to him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? be­hold, thy fa­ther and I have sought thee sorrowing.
  49. And he said un­to them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Fa­thers business?
  50. And they un­der­stood not the say­ing which he spake un­to them.
  51. And he went down with them, and came to Na­zar­eth, and was sub­ject un­to them: but his moth­er kept all these say­ings in her heart.
  52. And ⟨Jesus⟩ in­creased in wis­dom and sta­ture, and in fa­vour with ⟨God⟩ and man.
Chapter Three
  1. NOW IN the fif­teenth year of the reign of Ti-‍be‍-‍ri-‍us Cæsar, Pon‍-‍tius Pi­late be­ing gov­er­nor of Ju-‍dæ‍-‍a, and Her­od be­ing te‍-‍trarch of Gal­i­lee, and his broth­er Phil­ip te‍-‍trarch of It-‍u-‍ræ‍-‍a and of the re­gion of Trach-‍o-‍ni‍-‍tis, and Ly-‍sa‍-‍ni-‍as the te‍-‍trarch of Ab-‍i-‍le‍-‍ne.
  2. An‍-‍nas and Ca‍‍-‍ia-‍phas be­ing the high priests, the word of ⟨God⟩ came un­to John the son of Zach-‍a-‍ri‍-‍as in the wilderness.
  3. And he came in­to all the coun­try about Jor­dan, preach­ing the bap­tism of re­pent­ance for the re­mis­sion of sins;
  4. As it is writ­ten in the book of the words of E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias the proph­et, say­ing, The voice of one cry­ing in the wil­der­ness, Pre­pare ye the way of the ⟨Lord⟩, make his paths straight.
  5. Every val­ley shall be filled, and ev­ery moun­tain and hill shall be brought low; and the crook­ed shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
  6. And all flesh shall see the sal­va­tion of ⟨God⟩.
  7. Then said he to the mul­ti­tude that came forth to be bap­tized of him, O gen­er­a­tion of vi­pers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
  8. Bring forth there­fore fruits wor­thy of re­pent­ance, and be­gin not to say with­in your­selves, We have Abra­ham to our fa­ther: for I say un­to you, That ⟨God⟩ is able of these stones to raise up chil­dren un­to Abraham.
  9. And now al­so the axe is laid un­to the root of the trees: ev­ery tree there­fore which bring­eth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast in­to the fire.
  10. And the peo­ple asked him, say­ing, What shall we do then?
  11. He an­swer­eth and sa­ith un­to them, He that hath two coats, let him im­part to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
  12. Then came al­so pub­li­cans to be bap­tized, and said un­to him, Mas­ter, what shall we do?
  13. And he said un­to them, Exact no more than that which is ap­point­ed you.
  14. And the sol­diers like­wise de­mand­ed of him, say­ing, And what shall we do? And he said un­to them, Do vi­o­lence to no man, nei­ther ac­cuse any false­ly; and be con­tent with your wages.
  15. And as the peo­ple were in ex­pec­ta­tion, and all men mused in their hearts of John, wheth­er he were the ⟨Christ⟩, or not;
  16. John an­swered, say­ing un­to them all, I in­deed bap­tize you with wa­ter; but one migh­ti­er than I com­eth, the latch­et of whose shoes I am not wor­thy to un­loose: he shall bap­tize you with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ and with fire:
  17. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will th‍(o)‍r­ough­ly purge his floor, and will gath­er the wheat in­to his gar­ner; but the chaff he will burn (up) with fire unquenchable.
  18. And ma­ny oth­er things in his ex­or­ta­tion preached he un­to the people.
  19. But Her­od the te‍-‍trarch, be­ing re­proved by him for He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as his broth­er Phil­ips wife, and for all the evils which Her­od had done.
  20. Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
  21. Now when all the peo­ple were bap­tized, it came to pass, that ⟨Jesus⟩ al­so be­ing bap­tized, and pray­ing, the ‍(third) heav­en was opened,
  22. And the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ de­scend­ed in a bod­ily shape like a dove up­on him, and a voice came from ‍(the third) heav­en which said, Thou art my be­lov­ed Son; in thee I am well pleased.
  23. And ⟨JesusΩ him­self be­gan to be about thir­ty years of age, be­ing (as was sup­posed) the son of Jo­seph,75‌which was the son of He‍‍-‍li,74
  24. Which was the son of Mat‍‍-‍that,73‌which was the son of Le­vi,72‌which was the son of Mel‍‍-‍chi,71‌which was the son of Jan‍‍-‍na,70‌which was the son of Joseph,69
  25. Which was the son of Mat-‍ta-‍thi‍‍-‍as,68‌which was the son of Amos,67‌which was the son of Na‍‍-‍um,66‌which was the son of Es‍‍-‍li,65‌which was the son of Nag‍‍-‍ge,64
  26. Which was the son of Ma‍‍-‍ath,63‌which was the son of Mat-‍ta-‍thi‍‍-‍as,62‌which was the son of Sem‍‍-‍e-‍i,61‌which was the son of Jo­seph,60‌which was the son of Juda,59
  27. Which was the son of Jo-‍an‍‍-‍na,58‌which was the son of Rhe‍‍-‍sa,57‌which was the son of Zo-‍rob‍‍-‍a-‍bel,56‌which was the son of Sa-‍la‍‍-‍thi-‍el,55‌which was the son of Ne‍‍-‍ri,54
  28. Which was the son of Mel‍‍-‍chi,53‌which was the son of Ad‍‍-‍di,52‌which was the son of Co‍‍-‍sam,51‌which was the son of El-‍mo‍‍-‍dam,50‌which was the son of Er,49
  29. Which was the son of Jo‍‍-‍se,48‌which was the son of E-‍li-‍e‍‍-‍zer,47‌which was the son of Jo‍‍-‍rim,46‌which was the son of Mat‍‍-‍that,45‌which was the son of Levi,44
  30. Which was the son of Sim­e­on,43‌which was the son of Ju­da,42‌which was the son of Jo­seph,41‌which was the son of Jo‍‍-‍nan,40‌which was the son of E-‍li‍‍-‍a-‍kim,39
  31. Which was the son of Me‍‍-‍le-‍a,38‌which was the son of Me‍‍-‍nan,37‌which was the son of Mat‍‍-‍ta-‍tha,36‌which was the son of Na‍‍-‍than,35‌which was the son of David,34
  32. Which was the son of Jes­se,33‌which was the son of O‍‍-‍bed,32‌which was the son of Bo‍‍-‍oz,31‌which was the son of Sal‍‍-‍mon,30‌which was the son of Na-‍as‍‍-‍son,29
  33. Which was the son of A-‍min‍‍-‍a-‍dab,28‌which was the son of A‍‍-‍ram,27‌which was the son of Es‍‍-‍rom,26‌which was the son of Pha‍‍-‍res,25‌which was the son of Juda,24
  34. Which was the son of Ja­cob,23‌which was the son of Isaac,22‌which was the son of Abra­ham,21‌which was the son of Tha‍‍-‍ra,20‌which was the son of Na‍‍-‍chor,19
  35. Which was the son of Sa‍‍-‍ruch,18‌which was the son of Ra‍‍-‍gau,17‌which was the son of Pha‍‍-‍lec,16‌which was the son of He‍‍-‍ber,15‌which was the son of Sa‍‍-‍la,14
  36. Which was the son of Ca-‍i‍‍-‍nan,13‌which was the son of Ar-‍phax‍‍-‍ad,12‌which was the son of S‍(h)‍em,11‌which was the son of No‍‍-‍e,10‌which was the son of La‍‍-‍mech,9
  37. Which was the son of Ma-‍thu‍‍-‍sa-‍la,8 which was the son of E‍‍-‍noch,7 which was the son of Ja‍‍-‍red,6 which was the son of Ma-‍le‍‍-‍le-‍el,5 which was the son of Ca-‍i‍‍-‍nan,4
  38. Which was the son of E‍‍-‍nos,3 which was the son of Seth,2 which was the son of Adam,1 which was the son of ⟨God⟩.
Chapter Four
  1. AND ⟨Jesus⟩ be­ing full of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ re­turned from Jor­dan, and was led by the Spir­it in­to the wilderness,
  2. Being for­ty days tempt­ed of the devil. And in those days he did eat noth­ing: and when they were ended, he af­ter­ward hungered.
  3. And the devil said un­to him, If thou be the Son of ⟨God⟩, com­mand this stone that it be made bread.
  4. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered him, day­ing, It is writ­ten, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by ev­ery word of ⟨God⟩.
  5. And the devil, tak­ing him up in­to an high moun­tain, shewed un­to him all the king­doms of the world in a mo­ment of time.
  6. And the devil said un­to him, All this pow­er will I give thee, and the glo­ry of them: for that is de­liv­ered un­to me (by ‍Adam); and to whom­so­ever I will I give it.
  7. If thou there­fore wilt wor­ship me, all shall be thine.
  8. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to him, Get thee be­hind me, Sa­tan: for it is writ­ten, Thou shalt wor­ship the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩, and him on­ly shalt thou serve.
  9. And he brought him to Je­ru­sa­lem, and set him on a pin­na­cle of the tem­ple, and said un­to him, If thou be the Son of ⟨God⟩, cast thy­self down from hence:
  10. For it is writ­ten, He shall give his an­gels charge over thee, to keep thee:
  11. And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at ‍any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  12. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩.
  13. And when the devil had end­ed all the temp­ta­tion, he de­part­ed from him for a season.
  14. And ⟨Jesus⟩ re­turned in the pow­er of the Spir­it in­to Gal­i­lee: and there went out a fame of him through all the re­gion round about.
  15. And he taught in their syn­a­gogues, be­ing glo­ri­fied of all.
  16. And he came to Naz­a­reth, where he had been brought up: and, as his cus­tom was, he went in­to the syn­a­gogue on the sab­bath day, and stood up for to read.
  17. And there was de­liv­ered un­to him the book of the proph­et E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
  18. The Spirit of the ⟨Lord⟩ is up­on me, be­cause he hath anoint­ed me to preach the gos­pel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the bro­ken­heart­ed, to preach de­liv­er­ance to the cap­tives, and re­cov­er­ing of sight to the blind, to set at lib­er­ty them that are bruised,
  19. To preach the ac­cept­able year of the ⟨Lord⟩.
  20. And he closed the book, and gave it again to the min­is­ter, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the syn­a­gogue were fas­tened on him.
  21. And he be­gan to say un­to them, This day is this scrip­ture ful­filled in your ears.
  22. And all bare him wit­ness, and won­dered at the gra­cious words which pro­ceed­ed out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Jo­sephs son?
  23. And he said un­to them,‌Ye will sure­ly say un­to me this pro­verb, Phy­si­cian, heal thy­self: what­so­ever we have heard done in Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, do al­so here in thy country.
  24. And he said, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, No proph­et is ac­cept­ed in his own country.
  25. But I tell you of a truth, ma­ny wid­ows were in Is­ra­el in the days of E-‍li‍‍-‍as, when the ‍(first) heav­en was shut up three years and six months, when great fam­ine was through­out all the land;
  26. But un­to none of them was E-‍li‍‍-‍as sent, save un­to Sa-‍rep‍‍-‍ta, a city of Si‍‍-‍don, un­to a wom­an that was a widow.
  27. And ma­ny lep­ers were in Is­ra­el in the time of El-‍i-‍se‍‍-‍us the proph­et; and none of them was cleansed, sav­ing Na‍‍-‍a-‍man the Syrian.
  28. And they all in the syn­a­gogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
  29. And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him un­to the brow of the hill where­on their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
  30. But he pass­ing through the midst of them went his way,
  31. And came down to Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, a city of Gal­i­lee, and taught them on the sab­bath days.
  32. And they were as­ton­ished at his doc­trine: for his word was with power.
  33. And in the syn­a­gogue there was a man, which had a spir­it of an un­clean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
  34. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou ⟨Jesus⟩ of Naz­a­reth? art thou come to de­stroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of ⟨God⟩.
  35. And ⟨Jesus⟩ re­buked him, say­ing, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
  36. And they were all amazed, and spake among them­selves, say­ing, What a word is this! for with au­thor­ity and pow­er he com­mand­eth the un­clean spir­its, and they come out.
  37. And the fame of him went out in­to ev­ery place of the coun­try round about.
  38. And he arose out of the syn­a­gogue, and en­tered in­to Si­mons house. And Si­mons wifes moth­er was tak­en with a great fe­ver; and they be­sought him for her.
  39. And he stood over her, and re­buked the fe­ver; and it left her: and im­me­di­ate­ly she arose and min­is­tered un­to them.
  40. Now when the sun was set­ting, all they that had any sick with divers(e) dis­eas­es brought them un­to him; and he laid his hands on ev­ery one of them, and healed them.
  41. And devils al­so came out of ma­ny, cry­ing out, and say­ing, Thou art ⟨Christ⟩ the Son of ⟨God⟩. And he re­buk­ing them suf­fered them not to speak: for they knew that he was ⟨Christ⟩.
  42. And when it was day, he de­part­ed and went in­to a des­ert place: and the peo­ple sought him, and came un­to him, and stayed with him, that he should not de­part from them.
  43. And he said un­to them, I must preach the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ to oth­er cities al­so: for there­fore am I sent.
  44. And he preached in the syn­a­gogues of Galilee.
Chapter Five
  1. AND IT came to pass, that, as the peo­ple pressed up­on him to hear the word of ⟨God⟩, he stood by the lake of Gen-‍nes‍-‍a-‍ret,
  2. And saw two ships stand­ing by the lake: but the fish­er­men were gone out of them, and were wash­ing their nets.
  3. And he en­tered in­to one of the ships, which was Si­mons, and prayed him that he would thrust out a lit­tle from the land. And he sat down, and taught the peo­ple out of the ship.
  4. Now when he had left speak­ing, he said un­to Si­mon, Launch out in­to the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
  5. And Si­mon an­swer­ing said un­to him, Mas­ter, we have toiled all the night, and have tak­en noth­ing: never­the­less at thy word I will let down the net.
  6. And when they had this done, they in­closed a great mul­ti­tude of fish­es: and their net brake.
  7. And they beck­oned un­to their part­ners, which were in the oth­er ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they be­gan to sink.
  8. When Si­mon Pe­ter saw it, he fell down at ⟨Jesus’⟩ knees, say­ing, De­part from me; for I am a sin­ful man, O ⟨Lord⟩.
  9. For he was as­ton­ished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fish­es which they had taken:
  10. And so was al­so James, and John, the sons of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee, which were part­ners with Si­mon. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to Si­mon, Fear not; from hence­forth thou shalt catch men.
  11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they for­sook all, and fol­lowed him.
  12. And it came to pass, when he was in a cer­tain city, be­hold a man full of lep­ro­sy: who see­ing ⟨Jesus⟩ fell on his face, and be­sought him, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  13. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, say­ing, I will: be thou clean. And im­me­di­ate­ly the lep­ro­sy de­part­ed from him.
  14. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thy­self to the priest, and of­fer for thy cleans­ing, ac­cord­ing as Mo­ses com­mand­ed, for a tes­ti­mo­ny un­to them.
  15. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great mul­ti­tudes came to­geth­er to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
  16. And he with­drew him­self in­to the wil­der­ness, and prayed.
  17. And it came to pass on a cer­tain day, as he was teach­ing, that there were Phar­i­sees and doc­tors of the law sit­ting by, which were come out of ev­ery town of Gal­i­lee, and Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a, and Je­ru­sa­lem: and the pow­er of the ⟨Lord⟩ was pres­ent to heal them.
  18. And, be­hold, men brought in a bed a man which was tak­en with a pal­sy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him be­fore him.
  19. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in be­cause of the mul­ti­tude, they went up­on the house­top, and let him down through the til­ing with his couch in­to the midst be­fore ⟨Jesus⟩.
  20. And when he saw their faith, he said un­to him, Man, thy sins are for­giv­en thee.
  21. And the scribes and the Phar­i­sees be­gan to rea­son, say­ing, Who is this which speak­eth blas­phe­mies? Who can for­give sins, but ⟨God⟩ alone?
  22. But when ⟨Jesus⟩ per­ceived their thoughts, he an­swer­ing said un­to them, What rea­son ye in your hearts?
  23. Whether is ea­si­er, to say, Thy sins be for­giv­en thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
  24. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath pow­er up­on earth to for­give sins, (he said un­to the sick of the pal­sy,) I say un­to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go in­to thine house.
  25. And im­me­di­ate­ly he rose up be­fore them, and took up that where­on he lay, and de­part­ed to his own house, glo­ri­fy­ing ⟨God⟩.
  26. And they were all amazed, and they glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩, and were filled with fear, say­ing, We have seen strange things to day.
  27. And af­ter these things he went forth, and saw a pub­li­can, named Le­vi, sit­ting at the re­ceipt of cus­tom: and he said un­to him, Fol­low me.
  28. And he left all, rose up, and fol­lowed him.
  29. And Le­vi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great com­pa­ny of pub­li­cans and of oth­ers that sat down with them.
  30. But their scribes and Phar­i­sees mur­mured against his dis­ci­ples, say­ing, Why do ye eat and drink with pub­li­cans and sinners?
  31. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, They that are whole need not a phy­si­cian; but they that are sick.
  32. I came not to call the righ­teous, but sin­ners to repentance.
  33. And they said un­to him, Why do the dis­ci­ples of John fast of­ten, and make pray­ers, and like­wise the dis­ci­ples of the Phar­i­sees; but thine eat and drink?
  34. And he said un­to them, Can ye make the chil­dren of the bride­cham­ber fast, while the bride­groom is with them?
  35. But the days will come, when the bride­groom shall be tak­en away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
  36. And he spake al­so a par­a­ble un­to them; No man put­teth a piece of a new gar­ment up­on an old; if oth­er­wise, then both the new mak­eth a rent, and the piece that was tak­en out of the new agreeth not with the old.
  37. And no man put­teth new wine in­to old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
  38. But new wine must be put in­to new bottles; and both are preserved.
  39. No man al­so hav­ing drunk old wine straight­way de­sir­eth new: for he sa­ith, The old is better.
Chapter Six
  1. AND IT came to pass on the sec­ond sab­bath af­ter the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his dis­ci­ples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rub­bing them in their hands.
  2. And cer­tain of the Phar­i­sees said un­to them, Why do ye that which is not law­ful to do on the sab­bath days?
  3. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when him­self was an hun­gered, and they which were with him;
  4. How he went in­to the house of ⟨God⟩, and did take and eat the shew­bread, and gave al­so to them that were with him; which it is not law­ful to eat but for the priests alone?
  5. And he said un­to them, That the Son of man is ⟨Lord⟩ al­so of the sabbath.
  6. And it came to pass al­so on an­oth­er sab­bath, that he en­tered in­to the syn­a­gogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
  7. And the scribes and Phar­i­sees watched him, wheth­er he would heal on the sab­bath day; that they might find an ac­cu­sa­tion against him.
  8. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the with­ered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
  9. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it law­ful on the sab­bath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to de­stroy it?
  10. And look­ing round about (in an­ger) up­on them all, he said un­to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was re­stored whole as the other. (See: Mark 3:5)
  11. And they were filled with mad­ness; and com­muned one with an­oth­er what they might do to ⟨Jesus⟩.
  12. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out in­to a moun­tain to pray, and con­tin­ued all night in pray­er to ⟨God⟩.
  13. And when it was day, he called un­to him his dis­ci­ples: and of them he chose twelve, whom al­so he named apostles;
  14. Simon, (whom he al­so named Pe­ter,)1‌and An­drew2‌his broth­er, James3‌and John,4 Philip5 and Bartholomew.6
  15. Matthew7‌and Thomas,8 James9‌the son of Al-‍phæ‍‍-‍us, and Si­mon10‌called Ze-‍lo‍‍-‍tes,
  16. And Ju­das,11the broth­er of James, and Ju­das Is-‍car‍‍-‍i-‍ot,12‌which al‌so was the traitor.
  17. And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the com­pa­ny of his dis­ci­ples, and a great mul­ti­tude of peo­ple out of all Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a and Je­ru­sa­lem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don, which came to hear him, and to be healed of ‍their ‍diseases;
  18. And they that were vexed with un­clean spir­its: and they were healed.
  19. And the whole mul­ti­tude sought to touch him: for there went vir­tue out of him, and healed them all.
  20. And he lift­ed up his eyes on his dis­ci­ples, and said (to the peo­ple), Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  21. Blessed are ye that hun­ger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
  22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall sepa­rate you from their compa­ny, and shall re­proach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of mans sake.
  23. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, be­hold, your re­ward is great in‍ ‍(the third) heav­en: for in the like man­ner did their fa­thers un­to the prophets.
  24. But woe un­to you that are rich! for ye have re­ceived your consolation.
  25. Woe un­to you that are full! for ye shall hun­ger. Woe un­to you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
  26. Woe un­to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fa­thers to the false prophets.
  27. But I say un­to you which hear, Love your en­e­mies, do good to them which hate you.
  28. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which de­spite­ful­ly use you.
  29. And un­to him that smit­eth thee on the one cheek of­fer al­so the oth­er; and him that tak­eth away thy cloke for­bid not to take thy coat also.
  30. Give to ev­ery man that ask­eth of thee; and of him that tak­eth away thy goods ask them not again.
  31. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye al­so to them likewise.
  32. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sin­ners al­so love those that love them.
  33. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sin­ners al­so do even the same.
  34. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to re­ceive, what thank have ye? for sin­ners also lend to sin­ners, to re­ceive as much again.
  35. But love ye your en­e­mies, and do good, and lend, hop­ing for noth­ing again; and your re­ward shall be great, and ye shall be the chil­dren of the High­est: for he is kind un­to the un­thank­ful and to the evil.
  36. ⟨•Be ye there­fore mer­ci­ful, as your Fa­ther al­so is merciful.•⟩
  37. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: con­demn not, and ye shall not be con­demned: for­give, and ye shall be forgiven:
  38. Give, and it shall be giv­en un­to you; good mea­sure, pressed down, and shak­en to­geth­er, and run­ning over, shall men give in­to your bos­om. For with the same mea­sure ye mete with­al it shall be mea­sured to you again.
  39. And he spake a par­a­ble un­to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall in­to the ditch?
  40. The dis­ci­ple is not above his mas­ter: but ev­ery one that is per­fect shall be as his master.
  41. And why be­hold­est thou the mote that is in thy broth­ers eye, but per­ceiv­est not the beam that is in thine own eye?
  42. Either how canst thou say to thy broth­er, Broth­er, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thy­self be­hold­est not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hyp­o­crite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clear­ly to pull out the mote that is in thy broth­ers eye.
  43. For a good tree bring­eth not forth cor­rupt fruit; nei­ther doth a cor­rupt tree bring forth good fruit.
  44. For ev­ery tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gath­er figs, nor of a bram­ble bush gath­er they grapes.
  45. A good man out of the good mea­sure of his heart bring­eth forth that which is good; and an evil man bring­eth forth that which is evil: for of the abun­dance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
  46. ⟨•And why call ye me, ⟨Lord⟩, ⟨Lord⟩, and do not the things which I say?•⟩
  47. Whosoever com­eth to me, and hear­eth my say­ings, and do­eth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
  48. He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foun­da­tion on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat ve­he­ment­ly up­on that house, and could not shake it: for it was found­ed up­on a rock.
  49. But he that hear­eth, and do­eth not, is like a man that with­out a foun­da­tion built an house up­on the earth; against which the stream did beat ve­he­ment­ly, and im­me­di­ate­ly it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Chapter Seven
  1. NOW WHEN he had end­ed all his say­ings in the au­di­ence of the peo­ple, he en­tered in­to Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um.
  2. ⟨•And a cer­tain cen­tu­ri­ons serv­ant, who was dear un­to him, was sick, and rea­dy to die.
  3. And when he heard of ⟨Jesus⟩, he sent un­to him the el­ders of the Jews, be­seech­ing him that he would come and heal his servant.
  4. And when they came to ⟨Jesus⟩, they be­sought him in­stant­ly, say­ing, That he was wor­thy for whom he should do this:
  5. For he lov­eth our na­tion, and he hath built us a synagogue.
  6. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the cen­tu­ri­on sent friends to him, say­ing un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, trou­ble not thy­self: for I am not wor­thy that thou should­est en­ter un­der my roof:
  7. Wherefore nei­ther thought I my­self wor­thy to come un­to thee: but say in a word, and my serv­ant shall be healed.
  8. For I al­so am a man set un­der au­thor­ity, hav­ing un­der me sol­diers, and I say un­to one, Go, and he go­eth; and to an­oth­er, Come, and he com­eth; and to my serv­ant, Do this, and he do­eth it.
  9. When ⟨Jesus⟩ heard these things, he mar­velled at him, and turned him­(self) about, and said un­to the peo­ple that fol­lowed him, I say un­to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.•⟩
  10. And that that were sent, re­turn­ing to the house, found the serv­ant whole that had been sick.
  11. And it came to pass the day af­ter, that he went in­to a city call Na‍-‍in; and ma­ny of his dis­ci­ples went with him, and much people.
  12. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, be­hold, there was a dead man car­ried out, the on­ly son of his moth­er, and she was a wid­ow: and much peo­ple of the city was with her.
  13. And when the ⟨Lord⟩ saw her, he had com­pas­sion on her, and said un­to her, Weep not.
  14. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him (on it) stood still. And he said, Young man, I say un­to thee, Arise.
  15. And he that was dead sat up, and be­gan to speak. And he de­liv­ered him to his mother.
  16. And there came a fear on all: and they glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩, say­ing, That a great proph­et is ris­en up among us; and, That ⟨God⟩ hath vis­it­ed his people.
  17. And this ru­mour of him went forth through­out all Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a, and through­out all the re­gion round about.
  18. And the dis­ci­ples of John shewed him of all these things.
  19. And John call­ing un­to him two of his dis­ci­ples sent them to ⟨Jesus, say­ing, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  20. When the men were come un­to him, they said, John (the) Bap­tist hath sent us un­to thee, say­ing, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  21. And in that same hour he cured ma­ny of their in­fir­mi­ties and plagues, and of evil spir­its; and un­to ma­ny that were blind he gave sight.
  22. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lep­ers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gos­pel is preached.
  23. And bless­ed is he, who­so­ever shall not be of­fend­ed in me.
  24. And when the mes­sen­gers of John (the Bap­tist) were de­part­ed, he be­gan to speak un­to the peo­ple con­cern­ing John, What went ye out in­to the wil­der­ness for to see? A reed shak­en with the wind?
  25. But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft rai­ment? Be­hold they which are gor­geous­ly ap­parelled, and live del­i­cate­ly, are in kings’‍courts.
  26. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say un­to you, and much more than a prophet.
  27. This is he, of whom it is writ­ten, Be­hold, I send my mes­sen­ger be­fore thy face, which shall pre­pare thy way be­fore thee.
  28. For I say un­to you, Among those that are born of wom­en there is not a great­er proph­et than John the Bap­tist: but he that is least in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is great­er than he.
  29. And all the peo­ple that heard him, and the pub­li­cans, jus­ti­fied ⟨God⟩, be­ing bap­tized with the bap­tism of John.
  30. But the Phar­i­sees and law­yers re­ject­ed the coun­sel of ⟨God⟩ against them­selves, be­ing not bap­tized of him.
  31. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said, Where­unto then shall I lik­en the men of this gen­er­a­tion? and to what are they like?
  32. They are like un­to chil­dren sit­ting in the mar­ket­place, and call­ing one to an­oth­er, and say­ing, We have piped un­to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
  33. For John the Bap­tist came nei­ther eat­ing bread nor drink­ing wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
  34. The Son of man is come eat­ing and drink­ing; and ye say, Be­hold a glut­ton­ous man, and a wine­bib­ber, a friend of pub­li­cans and sinners!
  35. ⟨•But wis­dom is jus­ti­fied of all her children.•⟩
  36. And one of the Phar­i­sees de­sired him that he would eat with him. And he went in­to the Phar­i­sees house, and sat down to meat.
  37. ⟨•And, be­hold, a wom­an in the city, which was a sin­ner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Phar­i­sees house, brought an al­a­bas­ter box of ointment,
  38. And stood at his feet be­hind him weep­ing, and be­gan to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anoint­ed them with the ointment.
  39. Now when the Phar­i­see which had bid­den him saw it, he spake with­in him­self, say­ing, This man, if he were a proph­et, would have known who and what man­ner of wom­an this is that touch­eth him: for she is a sinner.
  40. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to him, Si­mon, I have some­what to say un­to thee. And he sa­ith, Mas­ter, say on.
  41. There was a cer­tain cred­it­or which had two debt­ors: the one owed five hun­dred pence, and the oth­er fifty.
  42. And when they had noth­ing to pay, he frank­ly for­gave them both. Tell me there­fore, which of them will love him most?
  43. Simon an­swered and said, I sup­pose that he, to whom he for­gave most. And he said un­to him, Thou hast right­ly judged.
  44. And he turned to the wom­an, and said un­to Si­mon, Seest thou this wom­an? (When) I en­tered in­to thine house, thou gav­est me no wa­ter for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them (dry) with the hairs of her head.
  45. Thou gav­est me no kiss: but this wom­an since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
  46. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this wom­an hath anoint­ed my feet with ointment.
  47. Wherefore I say un­to thee, Her sins, which are ma­ny, are for­giv­en; for she loved much: but to whom lit­tle is for­giv­en, the same lov­eth little.
  48. And he said un­to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
  49. And they that sat at meat with him be­gan to say with­in them­selves, Who is this that for­giv­eth sins also?
  50. And he said to the wom­an, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.•⟩
Chapter Eight
  1. AND IT came to pass af­ter­ward, that he went through­out ev­ery city and vil­lage, preach­ing and shew­ing the glad tid­ings of the king­dom of ⟨God⟩: and the twelve were with him.
  2. And cer­tain wom­en, which had been healed of evil spir­its and in­firm­i­ties, Mary called Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, out of whom went sev­en devils,
  3. And Jo-‍an‍‍-‍na the wife of Chu‍‍-‍za Her­ods stew­ard, and Su­san­na, and ma­ny oth­ers, which min­is­tered un­to him of their substance.
  4. And when much peo­ple were gath­ered to­geth­er, and were come to him out of ev­ery city, he spake by a parable:
  5. A sow­er went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trod­den down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
  6. And some fell up­on a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it with­ered away, be­cause it lacked moisture.
  7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
  8. And oth­er (seeds) fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hun­dred­fold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  9. And his dis­ci­ples asked him, say­ing, What might this par­a­ble be?
  10. And he said, Unto you it is giv­en to know the mys­ter­ies of the king­dom of ⟨God⟩: but to oth­ers in par­a­bles; that see­ing they might not see, and hear­ing they might not understand.
  11. Now the par­a­ble is this: The seed is the word of ⟨God⟩.
  12. Those by the way side are they that hear; then com­eth the devil, and tak­eth away the word out of their hearts, lest they should be­lieve and be saved.
  13. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, re­ceive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while be­lieve, and in time of temp­ta­tion fall away.
  14. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and rich­es and plea­sures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
  15. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, hav­ing heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
  16. No man, when he hath light­ed a can­dle, cov­er­eth it with a ves­sel, or put­teth it un­der a bed; but set­teth it on a can­dle­stick, that they which en­ter in may see the light.
  17. For noth­ing is se­cret, that shall not be made man­i­fest; nei­ther any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
  18. Take heed there­fore how ye hear: for who­so­ever hath, to him shall be giv­en; and who­so­ever hath not, from him shall be tak­en even that which he seem­eth to have.
  19. Then came to him his moth­er and his breth­ren, and could not come at him for the press.
  20. And it was told him by cer­tain which said, Thy moth­er and thy breth­ren stand with­out, de­sir­ing to see thee.
  21. And he an­swered and said un­to them, My moth­er and my breth­ren are these which hear the word of ⟨God⟩, and do it.
  22. Now it came to pass on a cer­tain day, that he went in­to a ship with his dis­ci­ples: and he said un­to them, Let us go over un­to the oth­er side of the lake. And they launched forth.
  23. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with wa­ter, and were in jeopardy.
  24. And they came to him, and awoke him, say­ing, Mas­ter, mas­ter, we per­ish. Then he arose, and re­buked the wind and the rag­ing of the wa­ter: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
  25. And he said un­to them, Where is your faith? And they be­ing afraid won­dered, say­ing one to an­oth­er, What man­ner of man is this! for he com­mand­eth even the winds and wa­ter, and they obey him.
  26. And they ar­rived at the coun­try of the Gad-‍a-‍renes, which is over against Galilee.
  27. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a cer­tain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, nei­ther abode in any house, but in the tombs.
  28. When he saw ⟨Jesus⟩, he cried out, and fell down be­fore him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, ⟨Jesus⟩, thou Son of ⟨God⟩ most high? I be­seech thee, tor­ment me not.
  29. (For he had com­mand­ed the un­clean spir­it to come out of the man. For often­times it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fet­ters; and he brake the bands and was driv­en of the devil in­to the wilderness.)
  30. And ⟨Jesus⟩ asked him, say­ing, What is thy name? And he said, Le­gion: be­cause ma­ny devils were en­tered in­to him.
  31. And they be­sought him that he would not com­mand them to go out in­to the deep.
  32. And there was there an herd of ma­ny swine feed­ing on the moun­tain: and they be­sought him that he would suf­fer them to en­ter in­to them. And he suf­fered them.
  33. Then went the devils out of the man, and en­tered in­to the swine: and the herd ran vio­lent­ly down a steep place in­to the lake, and were choked.
  34. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
  35. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to ⟨Jesus⟩, and found the man, out of whom the devils were de­part­ed, sit­ting at the feet of ⟨Jesus⟩, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
  36. They al­so which saw it told them by what means he that was pos­sessed of the devils was healed.
  37. Then the whole mul­ti­tude of the coun­try of the Gad-‍a-‍renes round about be­sought him to de­part from them; for they were tak­en with great fear: and he went up in­to the ship, and re­turned back again.
  38. Now the man out of whom the devils were de­part­ed be­sought him that he might be with him: but ⟨Jesus⟩ sent him away, saying,
  39. Return to thine own house, and shew how great things ⟨God⟩ hath done un­to thee. And he went his way, and pub­lished through­out the whole city how great things ⟨Jesus⟩ had done un­to him.
  40. And it came to pass, that, when ⟨Jesus⟩ was re­turned, the peo­ple glad­ly re­ceived him: for they were all wait­ing for him.
  41. And, be­hold, there came a man named Ja-‍i‍-‍rus, and he was a rul­er of the syn­a­gogue: and he fell down at ⟨Jesus’⟩ feet, and be­sought him that he would come in­to his house:
  42. For he had one on­ly daugh­ter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dy­ing. But as he went the peo­ple thronged him.
  43. And a wom­an hav­ing an is­sue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her liv­ing up­on phy­si­cians, nei­ther could be healed of any,
  44. Came be­hind him, and touched the bor­der of his gar­ment: and im­me­di­ate­ly her is­sue of blood stanched.
  45. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Who touched me? When all de­nied, Pe­ter and they that were with him said, Mas­ter, the mul­ti­tude throng thee and press thee, and say­est thou, (“)‍Who touched me?‍(”)
  46. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Some­body hath touched me: for I per­ceive that vir­tue is gone out of me.
  47. And when the wom­an saw that she was not hid, she came trem­bling, and fall­ing down be­fore him, she de­clared un­to him be­fore all the peo­ple for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
  48. And he said un­to her, Daugh­ter, be of good com­fort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.
  49. While he yet spake, there com­eth one from the rul­er of the syn­a­gogues house, say­ing to him, Thy daugh­ter is dead; trou­ble not the Master.
  50. But when ⟨Jesus⟩ heard it, he an­swered him, say­ing, Fear not: be­lieve on­ly, and she shall be made whole.
  51. And when he came in­to the house, he suf­fered no man to go in, save Pe­ter, and James, and John, and the fa­ther and the moth­er of the maiden.
  52. And all wept, and be­wailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
  53. And they laughed him to scorn, know­ing that she was dead.
  54. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, say­ing, Maid, arise.
  55. And her spir­it came again, and she arose straight­way: and he com­mand­ed to give her meat.
  56. And her par­ents were as­ton­ished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
Chapter Nine
  1. THEN HE called his twelve dis­ci­ples to­geth­er, and gave them pow­er and au­thor­ity over all devils, and to cure diseases.
  2. And he sent them to preach the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, and to heal the sick.
  3. And he said un­to them, Take noth­ing for your jour­ney, nei­ther staves, nor scrip, nei­ther bread, nei­ther mon­ey; nei­ther have two coats apiece.
  4. And what­so­ever house ye en­ter in­to, there abide, and thence depart.
  5. And who­so­ever will not re­ceive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a tes­ti­mo­ny against them.
  6. And they de­part­ed, and went through the towns, preach­ing the gos­pel, and heal­ing ev­ery where.
  7. Now Her­od the te‍-‍trarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was per­plexed, be­cause that it was said of some, that John was ris­en from the dead;
  8. And of some, that E-‍li‍‍-‍as had ap­peared; and of oth­ers, that one of the old proph­ets was ris­en again.
  9. And Her­od said, John have I be­head­ed: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he de­sired to see him.
  10. And the apos­tles, when they were re­turned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside pri­vate­ly in­to a des­ert place be­long­ing to the city called Beth-‍sa‍‍-‍i-‍da.
  11. And the peo­ple, when they knew it, fol­lowed him: and he re­ceived them, and spake un­to them of the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, and healed them that had need of healing.
  12. And when the day be­gan to wear away, then came the twelve, and said un­to him, Send the mul­ti­tude away, that they may go in­to the towns and coun­try round about, and lodge, and get vic­tu­als: for we are here in a des­ert place.
  13. But he said un­to them, Give them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fish­es; ex­cept we should go and buy meat for all this people.
  14. For they were about five thou­sand men. And he said to his dis­ci­ples, Make them sit down by fif­ties in a company.
  15. And they did so, and made them all sit down.
  16. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish­es, and look­ing up to (the third) heav­en, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the dis­ci­ples to set be­fore the multitude.
  17. And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was tak­en up of frag­ments that re­mained to them twelve baskets.
  18. And it came to pass, as he was alone pray­ing, his dis­ci­ples were with him: and he asked them, say­ing, Whom say the peo­ple that I am?
  19. They an­swer­ing said, John the Bap­tist; but some say, E-‍li‍‍-‍as; and oth­ers say, that one of the old proph­ets is ris­en again.
  20. He said un­to them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter an­swer­ing said, The ⟨Christ⟩ of ⟨God⟩.
  21. And he strait­ly charged them, and com­mand­ed them to tell no man that thing;
  22. Saying, The Son of man must suf­fer ma­ny things, and be re­ject­ed of the el­ders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
  23. And he said to them all, If any man will come af­ter me, let him de­ny him­self, and take up his cross dai­ly, and fol­low me.
  24. For who­so­ever will save his life shall lose it: but who­so­ever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
  25. For what is a man ad­van­taged, if he gain the whole world, and lose him­self, or be cast away?
  26. For who­so­ever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glo­ry, and in his Fa­thers, and of the holy angels.
  27. But I tell you of a truth, there be some stand­ing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.[As follows:]
  28. ⟨•And it came to pass about an eight days af­ter these say­ings, he took Pe­ter and John and James, and went up in­to a moun­tain to pray.
  29. And as he prayed, the fash­ion of his coun­ten­ance was al­tered, and his rai­ment was white and glistening.
  30. And, be­hold, there talked with him two men, which were Mo­ses and E-‍li‍‍-‍as:
  31. Who ap­peared in glo­ry, and spake of his de­cease which he should ac­com­plish at Jerusalem.
  32. But Pe­ter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glo­ry, and the two men that stood with him.
  33. And it came to pass, as they de­part­ed from him, Pe­ter said un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, Mas­ter, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tab­er­na­cles; one for thee, and one for Mo­ses, and one for E-‍li‍‍-‍as: not knowing what he said.
  34. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and over­shad­owed them: and they feared as they en­tered in­to the cloud.
  35. And there came a voice out of the cloud, say­ing, This is my be­lov­ed Son: hear him.
  36. And when the voice was past, ⟨Jesus⟩ was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.•⟩
  37. And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much peo­ple met him.
  38. And, be­hold, a man of the com­pa­ny cried out, say­ing, Mas­ter, I be­seech thee, look up­on my son: for he is mine on­ly child.
  39. And, lo, a‍(n evil) spir­it tak­eth him, and he sud­den­ly cri­eth out: and it tar­eth him: that he foam­eth (at the mouth) again, and bruis­ing him hard­ly de­part­eth him.
  40. And I be­sought thy dis­ci­ples to cast him out; and they could not.
  41. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said, O faith­less and per­verse gen­er­a­tion, how long shall I be with you, and suf­fer you? Bring thy son hither.
  42. And as he was yet a com­ing, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And ⟨Jesus⟩ re­buked the un­clean spirit, and healed the child, and de­liv­ered him again to his father.
  43. And they were all amazed at the migh­ty pow­er of ⟨God⟩. But while they won­dered ev­ery one at all things which ⟨Jesus⟩ did, he said un­to his disciples.
  44. Let these say­ings sink down in­to your ears: for the Son of man shall be de­liv­ered in­to the hands of men.
  45. But they un­der­stood not this say­ing, and it was hid from them, that they per­ceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
  46. Then there arose a rea­son­ing among them, which of them should be greatest.
  47. And ⟨Jesus⟩, per­ceiv­ing the thought of their heart, took a child and set him by him,
  48. And said un­to them, Who­so­ever shall re­ceive this child in my name re­ceiv­eth me: and who­so­ever shall re­ceive me re­ceiv­eth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
  49. And John an­swered and said, Mas­ter, we saw one cast­ing out devils in thy name; and we for­bad‍(e) him, be­cause he fol­low­eth not with us.
  50. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, For­bid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
  51. And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be re­ceived up, he sted­fast­ly‍(sic) set his face to go to Jerusalem,
  52. And sent mes­sen­gers be­fore his face: and they went, and en­tered in­to a vil­lage of the Sa-‍mar‍‍-‍i-‍tans, to make rea­dy for him.
  53. And they did not re­ceive him, be­cause his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
  54. And when his dis­ci­ples James and John saw this, they said, ⟨Lord⟩, wilt thou that we com­mand fire to come down from ‍(the sec­ond) heav­en, and con­sume them, even as E-‍li‍‍-‍as did?
  55. But he turned and re­buked them, and said, Ye know not what man­ner of spir­it ye are of.
  56. For the Son of man is not come to de­stroy mens lives, but to save them. And they went to an­oth­er village.
  57. And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a cer­tain man said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, I will fol­low thee whith­er­so­ever thou goest.
  58. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Fox­es have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
  59. And he said un­to an­oth­er, Fol­low me. But he said, ⟨Lord⟩, suf­fer me first to go and bury my father.
  60. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the(good news of the) ‍king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  61. And an­oth­er al­so said, ⟨Lord⟩, I will fol­low thee; but let me first go bid them fare­well, which are at home at my house.
  62. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, No man, hav­ing put his hand to the plough,(sic)and look­ing back, is fit for the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
Chapter Ten
  1. AFTER THESE things the ⟨Lord⟩ ap­point­ed oth­er sev­en­ty al­so, and sent them two and two be­fore his face in­to ev­ery city and place, whith­er he him­self would come.
  2. Therefore said he un­to them, The har­vest truly is great, but the la­bour­ers are few: pray ye there­fore the ⟨Lord⟩ of the har­vest, that he would send forth la­bour­ers in­to his harvest.
  3. Go your ways: be­hold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
  4. Carry nei­ther purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and sa­lute no man by the way.
  5. And in­to what­so­ever house ye en­ter, first say, Peace be to this house.
  6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest up­on it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
  7. And in the same house re­main, eat­ing and drink­ing such things as they give: for the la­bour­er is wor­thy of his hire.‌Go not from house to house.
  8. And in­to what­so­ever city ye en­ter, and they re­ceive you, eat such things as are set be­fore you:
  9. And heal the sick that are there­in, and say un­to them, The king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is come nigh un­to you.
  10. But in­to what­so­ever city ye en­ter, and they re­ceive you not, go your ways out in­to the streets of the same, and say,
  11. Even the very dust of your city, which cleav­eth on us, we do wipe off (in tes­ti­mo­ny) against you: not­with­stand­ing be ye sure of this, that the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is come nigh un­to you.
  12. But I say un­to you, that it shall be more tol­er­able in that day for Sod­om, than for that city,
  13. Woe un­to thee, Cho-‍ra‍‍-‍zin! woe un­to thee, Beth-‍sa‍‍-‍i-‍da! for if the migh­ty works had been done in Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago re­pent­ed, sit­ting in sack­cloth and ashes.
  14. But it shall be more tol­er­able for Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don at the judg­ment, than for you.
  15. And thou, Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, which art ex­alt­ed to ‍(the sec­ond) heav­en, shalt be thrust down to hell.
  16. He that hear­eth you hear­eth me; and he that de­spis­eth you de­spis­eth me; and he that de­spis­eth me de­spis­eth him that sent me.
  17. And the sev­en­ty re­turned again with joy, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, even the devils are sub­ject un­to us through thy name.
  18. And he said un­to them, I be­held Sa­tan as light­ning fall from (the third) heaven.
  19. Behold, I give un­to you pow­er to tread on ser­pents and scor­pions, and(pow­er)over all the pow­er of the en­e­my: and noth­ing shall by any means hurt you.
  20. Nothwithstanding in this re­joice not, that the spir­its are sub­ject un­to you; but rath­er re­joice, be­cause your names are writ­ten in ‍(the third) heaven.
  21. In that hour ⟨Jesus⟩ re­joiced in spir­it, and said, I thank thee, O Fa­ther, ⟨Lord⟩ of ‍(the three) heav­en‍(s) and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and pru­dent, and hast re­vealed them un­to babes: even so, Fa­ther; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
  22. All things are de­liv­ered to me of my Fa­ther: and no man know­eth who the Son is, but the Fa­ther; and who the Fa­ther is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will re­veal him.
  23. And he turned him‍(self) un­to his dis­ci­ples, and said pri­vate­ly, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
  24. For I tell you, that ma­ny proph­ets and kings have de­sired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
  25. And, be­hold, a cer­tain Law­yer stood up, and tempt­ed him, say­ing, Mas­ter, what shall I do to in­her­it eter­nal life?
  26. He said un­to him, What is writ­ten in the law? how read­est thou?
  27. And he an­swer­ing said, Thou shalt love the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩ with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neigh­bour as thyself.
  28. And he said un­to him, Thou hast an­swered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
  29. But he, will­ing to jus­ti­fy him­self, said un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, And who is my neighbour?
  30. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said, A cer­tain man went down from Je­ru­sa­lem to Jer­i­cho, and fell among thieves which stripped him of his rai­ment and wound­ed him, and de­part­ed, leav­ing him half dead.
  31. And by chance there came down a cer­tain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the oth­er side.
  32. And like­wise a Le­vite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the oth­er side.
  33. But a cer­tain Sa-‍mar‍‍-‍i-‍tan, as he jour­neyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had com­pas­sion on him.
  34. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pour­ing in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
  35. And on the mor­row when he de­part­ed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said un­to him, Take care of him; and what­so­ever thou spend­est more, when I come again, I will re­pay thee.
  36. Which now of these three, think­est thou, was neigh­bour un­to him, that fell among the thieves?
  37. And he said, He that shewed mer­cy on him. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to him, Go, and do thou likewise.
  38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he en­tered in­to a cer­tain vil­lage: and a cer­tain wom­an named Mar­tha re­ceived him in­to her house.
  39. And she had a sis­ter called Mary, which al­so sat at ⟨Jesus’⟩ feet, and heard his word.
  40. But Mar­tha was cum­bered about much serv­ing, and came to him, and said, ⟨Lord⟩, dost thou not care that my sis­ter hath left me to serve alone? bid her there­fore that she help me.
  41. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to her, Mar­tha, Mar­tha, thou art care­ful and troubled about ma­ny things:
  42. But one thing is need­ful: and Mary hath cho­sen that good part, which shall not be tak­en away from her.
Chapter Eleven
  1. AND IT came to pass, that, as he was pray­ing in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his dis­ci­ples said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, teach us to pray, as John al­so taught his disciples.
  2. And he said un­to them, When ye pray, say, ⟨•Our Fa­ther which art in ‍(the third) heav­en, Hal­lowed be thy name. Thy king­dom come. Thy will be done, as in ‍(the three) heav­en‍(s), so in earth.
  3. Give us day by day our dai­ly bread.
  4. And for­give us our sins; for we al­so for­give ev­ery one that is in­debt­ed to us. And lead us not in­to temp­ta­tion; but de­liv­er us from evil.•⟩
  5. And he said un­to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go un­to him at mid­night, and say un­to him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
  6. For a friend of mine in his jour­ney is come to me, and I have noth­ing to set be­fore him?
  7. And he from with­in shall an­swer and say, Trou­ble me not: the door is now shut, and my chil­dren are with me in bed; I can­not rise and give thee.
  8. I say un­to you, Though he will not rise and give him, be­cause he is his friend, yet be­cause of his im­por­tu­ni­ty he will rise and give him as ma­ny as he needeth.
  9. And I say un­to you, Ask, and it shall be giv­en you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened un­to you.
  10. ⟨•For ev­ery one that ask­eth re­ceiv­eth; and he that seek­eth find­eth; and to him that knock­eth it shall be opened.•⟩
  11. If a son shall ask (for)‍ ‍bread of any of you that is a fa­ther, will he give him a stone? or if he ask(for)‍ ‍a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
  12. Or if he shall ask (for)‍ ‍an egg, will he of­fer him a scorpion?
  13. If ye then, be­ing evil, know how to give good gifts un­to your chil­dren: how much more shall your heav­en­ly Fa­ther give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
  14. And he was cast­ing out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the peo­ple wondered.
  15. But some of them said, He cast­eth out devils through Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub the chief of the devils.
  16. And oth­ers, tempt­ing him, sought of him a sign from ‍(the third) heaven.
  17. But he, know­ing their thoughts, said un­to them, Every king­dom di­vid­ed against it­self is brought to des­o­la­tion; and a house di­vid­ed against a house falleth.
  18. If Sa­tan al­so be di­vid­ed against him­self, how shall his king­dom stand? be­cause ye say that I cast out devils through Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub.
  19. And if I by Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? there­fore shall they be your judges.
  20. But if I with the fin­ger of ⟨God⟩ cast out devils, no doubt the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is come up­on you.
  21. When a strong man armed keep­eth his pal­ace, his goods are in peace:
  22. But when a strong­er than he shall come up­on him, and over­come him, he tak­eth from him all his ar­mour where­in he trust­ed, and di­vid­eth his spoils.
  23. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gath­er­eth not with me scattereth.
  24. When the un­clean spir­it is gone out of a man, he walk­eth through dry places, seek­ing rest; and find­ing none, he sa­ith, I will re­turn un­to my house whence I came out.
  25. And when he com­eth, he find­eth it swept and garnished.
  26. Then go­eth he, and tak­eth to him­(self) sev­en oth­er spir­its more wick­ed than him­self; and they en­ter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
  27. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a cer­tain wom­an of the com­pa­ny lift­ed up her voice, and said un­to him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
  28. But he said, Yea rath­er, blessed are they that hear the word of ⟨God⟩, and keep it.
  29. And when the peo­ple were gath­ered thick to­geth­er, he be­gan to say, This is an evil gen­er­a­tion; they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be giv­en it, but the sign of Jo‍‍-‍nas the prophet.
  30. For as Jo‍‍-‍nas was a sign un­to the Nin‍‍-‍e-‍vites, so shall al­so the Son of man be to this generation.
  31. The queen of the south shall rise up in judg­ment with the men of this gen­er­a­tion, and com­demn them: for she came from the ut­most parts of the earth to hear the wis­dom of Sol­o­mon; and, be­hold, a great­er than Sol­o­mon is here.
  32. The men of Nin‍‍-‍e-‍ve shall rise up in judg­ment with this gen­er­a­tion, and shall con­demn it: for they re­pent­ed at the preach­ing of Jo‍‍-‍nas; and, be­hold, a great­er than Jo‍‍-‍nas is here.
  33. No man, when he hath light­ed a can­dle, put­teth it in a se­cret place, nei­ther un­der a bush­el (bas­ket), but on a can­dle­stick, that they which come in may see the light.
  34. ⟨•The light of the body is the eye: there­fore when thine eye is sin­gle, thy whole body al­so is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body al­so is full of darkness.
  35. Take heed there­fore that the (“)‍light‍(”) which is in thee be not darkness.
  36. If thy whole body there­fore be full of light, hav­ing no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shin­ing of a can­dle doth give thee light.•⟩
  37. And as he spake, a cer­tain Phar­i­see be­sought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
  38. And when the Phar­i­see saw it, he mar­velled that he had not first washed (his hands) be­fore dinner.
  39. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said un­to him, Now do ye Phar­i­sees make clean the out­side of the cup and the plat­ter; but your in­ward part is full of rav­en­ing and wickedness.
  40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is with­out make that which is with­in also?
  41. But rath­er give alms of such things as ye have; and, be­hold, all things are clean un­to you.
  42. But woe un­to you, Phar­i­sees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all man­ner of herbs, and pass over judg­ment and the love of ⟨God⟩: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the oth­er undone.
  43. Woe un­to you, Phar­i­sees! for ye love the up­per­most seats in the syn­a­gogues, and greet­ings in the markets. []
  1. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hyp­o­crites! for ye are as graves which ap­pear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
  2. Then an­swered one of the law­yers, and said un­to him, Mas­ter, thus say­ing thou re­proach­est us also.
  3. And he said, Woe un­to you al­so, ye law­yers! for ye lade men with bur­dens griev­ous to be borne, and ye your­selves touch not the bur­dens with one of your fingers.
  4. Woe un­to you! for ye build the sep­ul­chres of the proph­ets, and your fa­thers killed them.
  5. Truly ye bear wit­ness that ye al­low the deeds of your fa­thers: for they in­deed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
  6. Therefore al­so said the wis­dom of ⟨God⟩, I will send them proph­ets and apos­tles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
  7. That the blood of all the proph­ets, which was shed from the foun­da­tion of the world, may be re­quired of this generation;
  8. From the blood of Abel un­to the blood of Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as,(priest/fa­ther of John the Bap­tist they also killed)which per­ished be­tween the al­tar and the tem­ple: ver­i­ly I say un­to you, It shall be re­quired of this generation.(See: Luke 1:5-80 this page)
  9. Woe un­to you, law­yers! for ye have tak­en away the key of knowl­edge: ye en­tered not in your­selves, and them that were en­ter­ing in ye hindered.
  10. And as he said these things un­to them, the scribes and the Phar­i­sees be­gan to urge(criticize)him ve­he­ment­ly, and to pro­voke him to speak of ma­ny things:
  11. Laying wait for him, and seek­ing to catch some­thing out of his mouth, that they might ac­cuse him.
Chapter Twelve
  1. IN THE mean time, when there were gath­ered to­geth­er an in­num­er­a­ble mul­ti­tude of peo­ple, in­so­much that they trode one up­on an­oth­er, he be­gan to say un­to his dis­ci­ples first of all, Be­ware ye of the leav­en of the Phar­i­sees, which is hypocrisy.
  2. For there is noth­ing cov­ered, that shall not be re­vealed; nei­ther hid, that shall not be known.
  3. Therefore what­so­ever ye have spo­ken in dark­ness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spo­ken in the ear in clos­ets shall be pro­claimed up­on the housetops.
  4. And I say un­to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and af­ter that have no more that they can do.
  5. But I will fore­warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which af­ter he hath killed hath pow­er to cast in­to hell; yea, I say un­to you, Fear him.
  6. Are not five spar­rows sold for two far­things, and not one of them is for­got­ten be­fore ⟨God⟩?
  7. But even the very hairs of your head are all num­bered. Fear not there­fore: ye are of more val­ue than ma­ny sparrows.
  8. Also I say un­to you, Who­so­ever shall con­fess me be­fore men, him shall the Son of man al­so con­fess be­fore the an­gels of ⟨God⟩.
  9. But he that de­ni­eth me be­fore men shall be de­nied be­fore the an­gels of ⟨God⟩.
  10. And who­so­ever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be for­giv­en him: but un­to him that blas­phem­eth against the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ it shall not be forgiven.
  11. And when they bring you un­to the syn­a­gogues, and un­to mag­is­trates, and pow­ers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall an­swer, or what ye shall say:
  12. For the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
  13. And one of the com­pa­ny said un­to him, Mas­ter, speak to my broth­er, that he di­vide the in­her­it­ance with me.
  14. And he said un­to him, Man, who made me a judge or a di­vid­er over you?
  15. And he said un­to them, Take heed, and be­ware of cov­et­ous­ness: for a mans life con­sist­eth not in the abun­dance of the things which he possesseth.
  16. And he spake a par­a­ble un­to them, say­ing, The ground of a cer­tain rich man brought forth plentifully:
  17. And he thought with­in him­self, say­ing, What shall I do, be­cause I have no room where to be­stow my fruits?
  18. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build great­er; and there will I be­stow all my fruits and my goods.
  19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for ma­ny years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
  20. But ⟨God⟩ said un­to him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be re­quired of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
  21. So is he that lay­eth up trea­sure for him­self, and is not rich to­ward ⟨God⟩.
  22. And he said un­to his dis­ci­ples, There­fore I say un­to you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; nei­ther for the body, what ye shall put on.
  23. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
  24. Consider the ra­vens: for they nei­ther sow nor reap; which nei­ther have store­house nor barn; and ⟨God⟩ feed­eth them: how much more are ye bet­ter than the fowls?
  25. And which of you with tak­ing thought can add to his sta­ture one cubit?
  26. If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
  27. Consider the li­lies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say un­to you, that Sol­o­mon in all his glo­ry was not ar­rayed like one of these.
  28. If then ⟨God⟩ so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to mor­row is cast in­to the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of lit­tle faith?
  29. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nei­ther be ye of doubt­ful mind.
  30. For all these things do the na­tions of the world seek af­ter: and your Fa­ther know­eth that ye have need of these things.
  31. But rath­er seek ye the king­dom of ⟨God⟩; and all these things shall be add­ed un­to you.
  32. Fear not, lit­tle flock; for it is your Fa­thers good plea­sure to give you the kingdom.
  33. Sell that ye have, and give alms; pro­vide your­selves bags which wax not old, a trea­sure in the heav­ens that fail­eth not, where no thief ap­proach­eth, nei­ther moth corrupteth.
  34. For where your trea­sure is, there will your heart be also.
  35. Let your loins be gird­ed about, and your lights burning;
  36. And ye your­selves like un­to men that wait for their lord, when he will re­turn from the wed­ding; that when he com­eth and knock­eth, they may open un­to him immediately.
  37. Blessed are those serv­ants, whom the lord when he com­eth shall find watch­ing: ver­i­ly I say un­to you, that he shall gird him­self, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
  38. And if he shall come in the sec­ond watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
  39. And this know, that if the good­man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suf­fered his house to be bro­ken through.
  40. ⟨•Be ye there­fore rea­dy al­so: for the Son of man com­eth at an hour when ye think not.•⟩
  41. Then Peter said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, speak­est thou this par­a­ble un­to us, or even to all?
  42. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said, Who then is that faith­ful and wise stew­ard, whom his lord shall make rul­er over his house­hold, to give them their por­tion of meat in due season?
  43. Blessed is that serv­ant, whom his lord when he com­eth shall find so doing.
  44. Of a truth I say un­to you, that he will make him rul­er over all that he hath.
  45. But and if that serv­ant say in his heart, My lord delay­eth his com­ing; and shall be­gin to beat the men­serv­ants and maid­ens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
  46. The lord of that serv­ant will come in a day when he look­eth not for him, and at an hour, when he is not aware, and will cut him in sun­der, and will ap­point him his por­tion with the unbelievers.
  47. And that serv­ant, which knew his lords will, and pre­pared not him­self, nei­ther did ac­cord­ing to his will, shall be beat­en with many stripes.
  48. But he that knew not, and did com­mit things wor­thy of stripes, shall be beat­en with few stripes. For un­to whom­so­ever much is giv­en, of him shall be much re­quired: and to whom men have com­mit­ted much, of him they will ask the more.
  49. I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be al­ready kindled?
  50. But I have a bap­tism to be bap­tized with; and how am I strait­ened till it be accomplished!
  51. Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rath­er division:
  52. For from hence­forth there shall be five in one house di­vid­ed, three against two, and the two against three.
  53. The fa­ther shall be di­vid­ed against the son, and the son against the fa­ther; the moth­er against the daugh­ter, and the daugh­ter against the moth­er; the moth­er in law against her daugh­ter in law, and the daugh­ter in law against her moth­er in law.
  54. And he said al­so to the peo­ple, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straight­way ye say, There com­eth a show­er; and so it is.
  55. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it com­eth to pass.
  56. Ye hyp­o­crites, ye can dis­cern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not dis­cern this time?
  57. Yea, and why even of your­selves judge ye not what is right?
  58. When thou go­est with thine ad­ver­sa­ry to the mag­is­trate, as thou art in the way, give dil­i­gence that thou may­est be de­liv­ered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge de­liv­er thee to the of­fi­cer, and the of­fi­cer cast thee in­to prison.
  59. I tell thee, thou shalt not de­part thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
Chapter Thirteen
  1. THERE WERE pres­ent at that sea­son some that told him of the Gal-‍i-‍læ‍-‍ans, whose blood Pi­late had min­gled with their sacrifices.
  2. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, Sup­pose ye that these Gal-‍i-‍læ‍-‍ans were sin­ners above all the Gal-‍i-‍læ‍-‍ans, be­cause they suf­fered such things?
  3. I tell you, Nay: but, ex­cept ye re­pent, ye shall all like­wise perish.
  4. Or those eight­een, up­on whom the tow­er in Si-‍lo‍-‍am fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sin­ners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
  5. I tell you, Nay: but, ex­cept ye re­pent, ye shall all like­wise perish.
  6. He spake al­so this par­a­ble; A ‍cer­tain man had a fig tree planted in his vine­yard; and he came and sought fruit there­on, and found none.
  7. Then said he un­to the (vine)­dress­er of his vine­yard, Be­hold, these three years I come seek­ing fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cum­ber­eth it the ground?
  8. And he an­swer­ing said un­to him, Lord, let it alone this year al­so, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
  9. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then af­ter that thou shalt cut it down.
  10. And he was teach­ing in one of the syn­a­gogues on the sabbath.
  11. And, be­hold, there was a wom­an which had a spir­it of in­firm­ity eight­een years, and was bowed to­geth­er, and could in no wise lift up herself.
  12. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ saw her, he called her to him, and said un­to her, Wom­an, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
  13. And he laid his hands on her: and im­me­di­ate­ly she was made straight, and glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩.
  14. And the rul­er of the syn­a­gogue an­swered with in­dig­na­tion, be­cause that ⟨Jesus⟩ had healed on the sab­bath day, and said un­to the peo­ple, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them there­fore come and be healed, and not on the sab­bath day.
  15. The ⟨Lord⟩ then an­swered him, and said, Thou hyp­o­crite, doth not each one of you on the sab­bath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
  16. And ought not this wom­an, be­ing a daugh­ter of Abra­ham, whom Sa­tan hath bound, lo, these eight­een years, be loosed from this bond on the sab­bath day?
  17. And when he had said these things, all his ad­ver­sar­ies were ashamed: and all the peo­ple re­joiced for all the glo­ri­ous things that were done by him.
  18. Then said he, Un­to what is the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ like? and where­un­to shall I re­sem­ble it?
  19. It is like a grain of mus­tard seed, which a man took, and cast in­to his gar­den; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branch­es of it.
  20. And again he said, Where­un­to shall I lik­en the king­dom of ⟨God⟩?
  21. It is like leav­en, which a wom­an took and hid in three mea­sures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
  22. And he went through the cities and vil­lages, teach­ing, and jour­­ney­ing to­ward Jerusalem.
  23. Then said one un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, are there few that be saved? And he said un­to them,
  24. ⟨•Strive to en­ter in at the strait gate:•⟩ for ma­ny, I say un­to you, will seek to en­ter in, and shall not be able.
  25. When once the mas­ter of the house is ris­en up, and hath shut to the door, and ye be­gin to stand with­out, and to knock at the door, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, ⟨Lord⟩, open un­to us; and he shall an­swer and say un­to you, I know you not whence ye are:
  26. Then shall ye be­gin to say, We have eat­en and drunk in thy pres­ence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
  27. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; de­part from me, all ye work­ers of iniquity.
  28. There shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth, when ye shall see Abra­ham, and Isaac, and Ja­cob, and all the proph­ets, in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, and you your­selves thrust out.
  29. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north and from the south, and shall sit down in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩
  30. And, be­hold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
  31. The same day there came cer­tain of the Phar­i­sees, say­ing un­to him, Get thee out, and de­part hence: for Her­od will kill thee.
  32. And he said un­to them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Be­hold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to mor­row, and the third day I shall be perfected.
  33. Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to mor­row, and the day fol­low­ing: for it can­not be that a proph­et per­ish out of Jerusalem.
  34. Oh Je­ru­sa­lem, Je­ru­sa­lem, which kill­est the proph­ets, and ston­est them that are sent un­to thee; how of­ten would I have gath­ered thy chil­dren to­geth­er, as a hen doth gath­er her brood un­der her wings, and ye would not!
  35. Behold, your house is left un­to you des­o­late: and ver­i­ly I say un­to you, Ye shall not see me, un­til the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Fourteen
  1. AND IT came to pass, as he went in­to the house of one of the chief Phar­i­sees to eat bread on the sab­bath day, that they watched him.
  2. And, be­hold, there was a cer­tain man be­fore him which had the dropsy.
  3. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing spake un­to the law­yers and Phar­i­sees, say­ing, Is it law­ful to heal on the sab­bath day?
  4. And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
  5. And an­swered them, say­ing, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall­en in­to a pit, and will not straight­way pull him out on the sab­bath day?
  6. And they could not an­swer him again to these things.
  7. And he put forth a par­a­ble to those which were bid­den, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; say­ing un­to them,
  8. When thou art bid­den of any man to a wed­ding, sit not down in the high­est room; lest a more hon­our­able man than thou be bid­den of him;
  9. And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou be­gin with shame to take the low­est room.
  10. But when thou art bid­den, go and sit down in the low­est room; that when he that bade thee com­eth, he may say un­to thee, Friend, go up high­er; then shalt thou have wor­ship in the pres­ence of them that sit at meat with thee.
  11. For who­so­ever ex­alt­eth him­self shall be abased; and he that hum­bleth him­self shall be exalted.
  12. Then said he al­so to him that bade him, When thou mak­est a din­ner or a sup­per, call not thy friends, nor thy breth­ren, nei­ther thy kins­men, nor thy rich neigh­bours; lest they al­so bid thee again, and a rec­om­pence‍(sic, ‍noun)‌be made thee.
  13. But when thou mak­est a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
  14. And thou shalt be blessed; for they can­not rec­om­pense‍(verb)thee: for thou shalt be rec­om­pensed at the re­sur­rec­tion of the just.
  15. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said un­to him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  16. Then said he un­to him, A cer­tain man made a great sup­per, and bade many:
  17. And sent his serv­ant at sup­per time to say to them that were bid­den, Come; for all things are now ready.
  18. And they all with one con­sent be­gan to make ex­cuse. The first said un­to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused.
  19. And an­oth­er said, I have bought five yoke of ox­en, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
  20. And an­oth­er said, I have mar­ried a wife, and there­fore I can­not come.
  21. So that serv­ant came and shewed his lord these things. Then the mas­ter of the house be­ing an­gry said to his serv­ant, Go out quick­ly in­to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hith­er the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
  22. And the serv­ant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast com­mand­ed, and yet there is (still more) ‍room.
  23. And the lord said un­to the serv­ant, Go out in­to the high­ways and hed­ges, and com­pel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
  24. For I say un­to you, That none of those men which were bid­den shall taste of my supper.
  25. And there went great mul­ti­tudes with him: and he turned, and said un­to them,
  26. If any man come to me, and hate not his fa­ther, and moth­er, and wife, and chil­dren, and breth­ren, and sis­ters, yea, and his own life al­so, he can­not be my disciple.
  27. And who­so­ever doth not bear his cross, and come af­ter me, can­not be my disciple.
  28. For which of you, in­tend­ing to build a tow­er, sit­teth not down first, and count­eth the cost, wheth­er he have suf­fi­cient to fin­ish it?
  29. Lest hap­ly, af­ter he hath laid the foun­da­tion, and is not able to fin­ish it, all that be­hold it be­gin to mock him,
  30. Saying, This man be­gan to build, and was not able to finish.
  31. Or what king, go­ing to make war against an­oth­er king, sit­teth not down first, and con­sult­eth wheth­er he be able with ten thou­sand to meet him that com­eth against him with twen­ty thousand?
  32. Or else, while the oth­er is yet a great way off, he send­eth an am­bas­sage, and de­sir­eth con­di­tions of peace.
  33. So like­wise, who­so­ever he be of you that for­sak­eth not all that he hath, he can­not be my disciple.
  34. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his sa­vour, where­with shall it be seasoned?
  35. It is nei­ther fit for the land, nor yet for the dung­hill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Chapter Fifteen
  1. THEN DREW near un­to him all the pub­li­cans and sin­ners for to hear him.
  2. And the Phar­i­sees and scribes mur­mured, say­ing, This man re­ceiv­eth sin­ners, and eat­eth with them.
  3. And he spake this par­a­ble un­to them, saying,
  4. What man of you, hav­ing an hun­dred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the nine­ty and nine in the wil­der­ness, and go af­ter that which is lost, un­til he find it?
  5. And when he hath found it, he lay­eth it on his shoul­ders, rejoicing.
  6. And when he com­eth home, he call­eth to­geth­er his friends and neigh­bours, say­ing un­to them, Re­joice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
  7. I say un­to you, that like­wise joy shall be in ‍(the third)heav­en over one sin­ner that re­pent­eth, more than over nine­ty and nine just per­sons, which need no repentance.
  8. Either what wom­an hav­ing ten piec­es of sil­ver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a can­dle, and sweep the house, and seek dil­i­gent­ly till she find it.
  9. And when she hath found it, she call­eth her friends and her neigh­bours to­geth­er, say­ing, Re­joice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
  10. Likewise, I say un­to you, there is joy in the pres­ence of the an­gels of ⟨God⟩ over one sin­ner that repenteth.
  11. And he said, A cer­tain man had two sons:
  12. And the young­er of them said to his fa­ther, Fa­ther, give me the por­tion of goods that fall­eth to me. And he di­vid­ed un­to them his living.
  13. And not ma­ny days af­ter the young­er son gath­ered all to­geth­er, and took his jour­ney in­to a far coun­try, and there wast­ed his sub­stance with riot­ous living.
  14. And when he had spent all, there arose a migh­ty fam­ine in that land; and he be­gan to be in want.
  15. And he went and joined him­self to a cit­i­zen of that coun­try; and he sent him in­to the fields to feed swine.
  16. And he would have fain filled his bel­ly with  the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave un­to him.
  17. And when he came to him­self, he said, How ma­ny hired serv­ants of my fa­thers have bread enough and to spare, and I per­ish with hunger!
  18. I will arise and go to my fa­ther, and will say un­to him, Fa­ther, I have sinned against (the third) heav­en, and be­fore thee,
  19. And am no more wor­thy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
  20. And he arose, and came to his fa­ther. But when he was yet a great way off, his fa­ther saw him, and had com­pas­sion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
  21. And the son said un­to him, Fa­ther, I have sinned against (the third) heav­en, and in thy sight, and am no more wor­thy to be called thy son.
  22. But the fa­ther said to his serv­ants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
  23. And bring hith­er the fat­ted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
  24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they be­gan to be merry.
  25. Now his el­der son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard mu­sick‍(sic) and dancing.
  26. And he called one of the serv­ants, and asked what these things meant.
  27. And he said un­to him, thy broth­er is come; and thy fa­ther hath killed the fat­ted calf, be­cause he hath re­ceived him safe and sound.
  28. And he was an­gry, and would not go in: there­fore came his fa­ther out, and in­treat­ed him.
  29. And he an­swer­ing said to his fa­ther, Lo, these ma­ny years do I serve thee, nei­ther trans­gressed I at any time thy com­mand­ment: and yet thou nev­er gav­est me a kid, that I might make mer­ry with my friends:
  30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath de­voured thy liv­ing with har­lots, thou hast killed for him the fat­ted calf.
  31. And he said un­to him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
  32. It was meet that we should make mer­ry, and be glad: for this thy broth­er was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
Chapter Sixteen
  1. AND HE said al­so un­to his dis­ci­ples, There was a cer­tain rich man, which had a stew­ard; and the same was ac­cused un­to him that he had wast­ed his goods.
  2. And he called him, and said un­to him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an ac­count of thy stew­ard­ship; for thou may­est be no long­er steward.
  3. Then the stew­ard said with­in him­self, What shall I do? for my lord tak­eth away from me the stew­ard­ship: I can­not dig; to beg I am ashamed.
  4. I am re­solved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stew­ard­ship, they may re­ceive me in­to their houses.
  5. So he called ev­ery one of his lords debt­ors un­to him, and said un­to the first, How much ow­est thou un­to my lord?
  6. And he said, An hun­dred mea­sures of oil. And he said un­to him, Take thy bill, and sit down quick­ly, and write fifty.
  7. Then said he to an­oth­er, And how much ow­est thou? And he said, An hun­dred mea­sures of wheat. And he said un­to him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
  8. And the lord com­mend­ed the un­just stew­ard, be­cause he had done wise­ly: for the chil­dren of this world are in their gen­er­a­tion wis­er than the chil­dren of light.
  9. And I say un­to you, Make to your­selves friends of the mam­mon of un­righ­teous­ness; that, when ye fall, they may re­ceive you in­to ever­last­ing habitations.
  10. He that is faith­ful in that which is least is faith­ful al­so in much: and he that is un­just in the least is un­just al­so in much.
  11. ⟨•If there­fore ye have not been faith­ful in the un­righ­teous mam­mon, who will com­mit to your trust the true riches?
  12. If there­fore ye have not been faith­ful in that which is an­oth­er mans, who shall give you that which is your own?•⟩
  13. No serv­ant can serve two mas­ters: for ei­ther he will hate the one, and love the oth­er; or else he will hold to the one, and de­spise the oth­er. Ye can­not serve ⟨God⟩ and mammon.
  14. And the Phar­i­sees al­so, who were cov­et­ous, heard all these things: and they de­rid­ed him.
  15. And he said un­to them, Ye are they which jus­ti­fy your­selves be­fore men; but ⟨God⟩ know­eth your hearts: for that which is high­ly es­teemed among men is abom­i­na­tion in the sight of ⟨God⟩.
  16. The law and the proph­ets were un­til John: since that time the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is preached, and ev­ery man press­eth in­to it.
  17. And it is ea­si­er for heav­en and earth to pass, than one tit­tle of the law to fail.
  18. Whosoever put­teth away his wife, and mar­ri­eth an­oth­er, com­mit­teth adul­tery: and who­so­ever mar­ri­eth her that is put away from her hus­band com­mit­teth adultery.
  19. ⟨•There was a cer­tain rich man, which was clothed in pur­ple and fine lin­en, and fared sump­tu­ous­ly ev­ery day:
  20. And there was a cer­tain beg­gar named Laz‍‍-‍a-‍rus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
  21. And de­sir­ing to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich mans ta­ble: more­over the dogs came and licked his sores.
  22. And it came to pass, that the beg­gar died, and was car­ried by the an­gels in­to Abra­hams bos­om: the rich man al­so died, and was buried;
  23. And in hell he lift up his eyes, be­ing in tor­ments, and seeth Abra­ham afar off, and Laz‍‍-‍a-‍rus in his bosom.
  24. And he cried and said, Fa­ther Abra­ham, have mer­cy on me, and send Laz‍‍-‍a-‍rus, that he may dip the tip of his fin­ger in wa­ter, and cool my tongue; for I am tor­ment­ed in this flame.
  25. But Abra­ham said, Son, re­mem­ber that thou in thy life­time re­ceiv­edst thy good things, and like­wise Laz‍‍-‍a-‍rus evil things: but now he is com­fort­ed, and thou art tormented.
  26. And be­side all this, be­tween us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you can­not; nei­ther can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
  27. Then he said, I pray thee there­fore, fa­ther, that thou would­est send him to my fa­thers house:
  28. For I have five breth­ren; that he may tes­ti­fy un­to them, lest they al­so come in­to this place of torment.
  29. Abraham sa­ith un­to him, They have Mo­ses and the proph­ets; let them hear them.
  30. And he said, Nay, fa­ther Abra­ham: but if one went un­to them from the dead, they will repent.
  31. And he said un­to him, If they hear not Mo­ses and the proph­ets, nei­ther will they be per­suad­ed, though one rose from the dead.•⟩
Chapter Seventeen
  1. THEN SAID he un­to the dis­ci­ples, It is im­pos­si­ble but that of­fenc­es will come: but woe un­to him, through whom they come!
  2. It were bet­ter for him that a mill­stone were hanged about his neck, and he cast in­to the sea, than that he should of­fend one of these lit­tle ones.
  3. Take heed to your­selves: If thy broth­er tres­pass against thee, re­buke him; and if  he re­pent, for­give him.
  4. And if he tres­pass against thee sev­en times in a day, and sev­en times in a day turn again to thee, say­ing, I re­pent; thou shalt for­give him.
  5. And the apos­tles said un­to the ⟨Lord⟩, In­crease our faith.
  6. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said, If ye had faith as a grain of mus­tard seed, ye might say un­to this syc­a­mine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou plant­ed in the sea; and it should obey you.
  7. But which of you, hav­ing a serv­ant plow­ing or feed­ing cat­tle, will say un­to him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
  8. And will not rath­er say un­to him, Make rea­dy where­with I may sup, and gird thy­self, and serve me, till I have eat­en and drunk­en; and af­ter­ward thou shalt eat and drink?
  9. Doth he thank that serv­ant be­cause he did the things that were com­mand­ed him? I trow not.
  10. So like­wise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are com­mand­ed you, say, We are un­prof­it­able serv­ants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
  11. And it came to pass, as he went to Je­ru­sa­lem, that he passed through the midst of Sa-‍ma‍‍-‍ri-‍a and Galilee.
  12. And as he en­tered in­to a cer­tain vil­lage, there met him ten men that were lep­ers, which stood afar off:
  13. And they lift­ed up their voic­es, and said, ⟨Jesus⟩, Mas­ter, have mer­cy on us.
  14. And when he saw them, he said un­to them, Go shew your­selves un­to the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
  15. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩,
  16. And fell down on his face at his feet, giv­ing him thanks: and he was a Sa-‍mar‍‍-‍i-‍tan.
  17. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
  18. There are not found that re­turned to give glo­ry to ⟨God⟩, save this stranger.
  19. And he said un­to him, Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.
  20. And when he was de­mand­ed of the Phar­i­sees, when the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ should come, he an­swered them and said, ⟨•The king­dom of ⟨God⟩ com­eth not with observation:•⟩
  21. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or , lo there! for, be­hold, ⟨•the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is with­in you.•⟩
  22. And he said un­to the dis­ci­ples, The days will come, when ye shall de­sire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
  23. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not af­ter them, nor fol­low them.
  24. For as the light­ning, that light­en­eth out of the one part un­der (the first) heav­en, shin­eth un­to the oth­er part un­der (the first) heav­en; so shall al­so the Son of man be in his day.
  25. But first must he suf­fer ma­ny things, and be re­ject­ed of this generation.
  26. And as it was in the days of No‍‍-‍e, so shall it be al­so in the days of the Son of man.
  27. They did eat, they drank, they mar­ried wives, they were giv­en in mar­riage, un­til the day that No‍‍-‍e en­tered in­to the ark, and the flood came, and de­stroyed them all.
  28. Likewise al­so as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they plant­ed, they builded;
  29. But the same day that Lot went out of Sod­om it rained fire and brim­stone from (the sec­ond) heav­en, and de­stroyed them all.
  30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
  31. In that day, he which shall be up­on the house­top, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him like­wise not re­turn back.
  32. ⟨•Remember Lots wife.
  33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and who­so­ever shall lose his life shall pre­serve it.•⟩
  34. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be tak­en, and the oth­er shall be left.
  35. Two wom­en shall be grind­ing to­geth­er; the one shall be tak­en, and the oth­er left.
  36. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be tak­en, and the oth­er left.
  37. And they an­swered and said un­to him, Where, ⟨Lord⟩? And he said un­to them, Where­so­ever the body is, thith­er will the ea­gles be gath­ered together.
Chapter Eighteen
  1. AND HE spake a par­a­ble un­to them to this end, that men ought al­ways to pray, and not to faint;
  2. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not ⟨God⟩, nei­ther re­gard­ed man:
  3. And there was a wid­ow in that city, and she came un­to him, say­ing, Avenge me of mine adversary.
  4. And he would not for a while: but af­ter­ward he said with­in him­self, Though I fear not ⟨God⟩, nor re­gard man;
  5. Yet be­cause this wid­ow trou­bleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her con­tin­u­al com­ing she weary me.
  6. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said, Hear what the un­just judge saith.
  7. And shall not ⟨God⟩ avenge his own elect, which cry day and night un­to him, though he bear long with them?
  8. I tell you that he will avenge them speed­ily. Never­the­less when the Son of man com­eth, shall he find faith on the earth?
  9. And he spake this par­a­ble un­to cer­tain which trust­ed in them­selves that they were righ­teous, and de­spised others:
  10. Two men went up in­to the tem­ple to pray; the one a Phar­i­see, and the oth­er a publican.
  11. The Phar­i­see stood and pray thus with him­self, ⟨God⟩, I thank thee, that I  am not as oth­er men are, ex­tor­tion­ers, un­just, adult­er­ers, or even as this publican.
  12. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
  13. And the publican, stand­ing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes un­to (the third) heav­en, but smote up­on his breast, say­ing, ⟨God⟩ be mer­ci­ful to me a sinner.
  14. I tell you, this man went down to his house jus­ti­fied rath­er than the oth­er: for ev­ery one that ex­alt­eth him­self shall be abased; and he that hum­bleth him­self shall be exalted.
  15. And they brought un­to him al­so in­fants, that he would touch them: but when his dis­ci­ples saw it, they re­buked them.
  16. But ⟨Jesus⟩ called them un­to him, and said, Suf­fer lit­tle chil­dren to come un­to me, and for­bid them not: for of such is the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  17. Verily I say un­to you, ⟨•Who­so­ever shall not re­ceive the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ as a lit­tle child shall in no wise en­ter therein.•⟩
  18. And a cer­tain rul­er asked him, say­ing, Good Mas­ter, what shall I do to in­her­it eter­nal life?
  19. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Why call­est thou me good? none is good, save one, that is⟨God⟩.
  20. Thou know­est the com­mand­ments, Do not com­mit adul­tery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false wit­ness, Hon­our thy fa­ther and thy mother.
  21. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
  22. Now when ⟨Jesus⟩ heard these things, he said un­to him, Yet lack­est thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and dis­trib­ute un­to the poor, and thou shalt have trea­sure in (the third) heav­en: and come, fol­low me.
  23. And when he heard this, he was very sor­row­ful: for he was very rich.
  24. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ saw that he was very sor­row­ful, he said, How hard­ly shall they that have rich­es en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩!
  25. For it is ea­si­er for a cam­el to go through a nee­dles eye, than for a rich man to en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  26. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
  27. And he said, The things which are im­pos­si­ble with men are pos­si­ble with ⟨God⟩.
  28. Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and fol­lowed thee.
  29. And he said un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, There is no man that hath left house, or par­ents, or breth­ren, or wife, or chil­dren, for the king­dom of ⟨Gods⟩ sake,
  30. Who shall not re­ceive man­i­fold more (of the like) in this pres­ent time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
  31. Then he took un­to him the twelve, and said un­to them, Behold, we go up to Je­ru­sa­lem, and all things that are writ­ten by the proph­ets con­cern­ing the Son of man shall be accomplished.
  32. For he shall be de­liv­ered un­to the Gen­tiles, and shall be mocked, and spite­ful­ly en­treat­ed, and spit­ted‍(sic)‍on:
  33. And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
  34. And they un­der­stood none of these things: and this say­ing was hid from them, nei­ther knew they the things which were spoken.
  35. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh un­to Jer­i­cho, a cer­tain blind man sat by the way side begging:
  36. And hear­ing the mul­ti­tude pass by, he asked what it meant.
  37. And they told him, that ⟨Jesus⟩ of Naz­a­reth pass­eth by.
  38. And he cried, say­ing, ⟨Jesus⟩, thou son of David, have mer­cy on me.
  39. And they which went be­fore re­buked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mer­cy on me.
  40. And ⟨Jesus⟩ stood, and com­mand­ed him to be brought un­to him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
  41. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do un­to thee? And he said, ⟨Lord⟩, that I may re­ceive my sight.
  42. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Re­ceive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
  43. And im­me­di­ate­ly he re­ceived his sight, and fol­lowed him, glo­ri­fy­ing ⟨God⟩: and all the peo­ple, when they saw it, gave praise un­to ⟨God⟩.
Chapter Nineteen
  1. ANDJesus en­tered and passed through Jericho.
  2. And, be­hold, there was a man named Zac-‍chæ‍‍-‍us, which was the chief among the pub­li­cans, and he was rich.
  3. And he sought to see ⟨Jesus⟩ who he was; and could not for the press, be­cause he was lit­tle of stature.
  4. And he ran be­fore, and climbed up in­to a syc­o­more(sic)‌tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
  5. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said un­to him, Zac-‍chæ‍‍-‍us, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
  6. And he made haste, and came down, and re­ceived him joyfully.
  7. And when they saw it, they all mur­mured, say­ing, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
  8. And Zac-‍chæ‍‍-‍us stood, and said un­to the ⟨Lord⟩; Be­hold, ⟨Lord⟩, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have tak­en any thing from any man by false ac­cu­sa­tion, I re­store him fourfold.
  9. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, This day is sal­va­tion come to this house, for­so­much as he al­so is a son of Abraham.
  10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
  11. And as they heard these things, he add­ed and spake a par­a­ble, be­cause he was nigh to Je­ru­sa­lem, and be­cause they thought that the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ should im­me­di­ate­ly appear.
  12. He said there­fore, A cer­tain no­ble­man went in­to a far coun­try to re­ceive for him­self a king­dom, and to return.
  13. And he called his ten serv­ants and de­liv­ered them ten pounds, and said un­to them, Oc­cu­py till I come.
  14. But his ci­ti­zens hat­ed him, and sent a mes­sage af­ter him, say­ing, We will not have this man to reign over us.
  15. And it came to pass, that when he was re­turned, hav­ing re­ceived the king­dom, then he com­mand­ed these serv­ants to be called un­to him, to whom he had giv­en the mon­ey, that he might know how much ev­ery man had gained by trading.
  16. Then came the first, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
  17. And he said un­to him, Well, thou good serv­ant: be­cause thou hast been faith­ful in a very lit­tle, have thou au­thor­ity over ten cities.
  18. And the sec­ond came, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩ thy pound hath gained five pounds.
  19. And he said like­wise to him, Be thou al­so over five cities.
  20. And an­oth­er came, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, be­hold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
  21. For I feared thee, be­cause thou art an aus­tere man: thou tak­est up that thou lay­edst not down, and reap­est that thou didst not sow.
  22. And he sa­ith un­to him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wick­ed serv­ant. Thou knew­est that I was an aus­tere man, tak­ing up that I laid not down, and reap­ing that I did not sow:
  23. Wherefore then gav­est not thou my mon­ey in­to the bank, that at my com­ing I might have re­quired mine own with usury?
  24. And he said un­to them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
  25. (And they said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, he hath ten pounds.)
  26. For I say un­to you, That un­to ev­ery one which hath shall be giv­en; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be tak­en away from him.
  27. But those mine en­e­mies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hith­er, and slay them be­fore me.
  28. And when he had thus spo­ken, he went be­fore, as­cend­ing up to Jerusalem.
  29. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Beth‍‍-‍pha-‍ge and Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny, at the mount called the mount of Ol­ives, he sent two of his disciples,
  30. Saying, Go ye in­to the vil­lage over against you; in the which at your en­ter­ing ye shall find a colt tied, where­on yet nev­er man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
  31. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say un­to him, Be­cause the ⟨Lord⟩ hath need of him.
  32. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said un­to them.
  33. And as they were loos­ing the colt, the own­ers there­of said un­to them, Why loose ye the colt?
  34. And they said, The ⟨Lord⟩ hath need of him.
  35. And they brought him to ⟨Jesus⟩: and they cast their gar­ments up­on the colt, and they set ⟨Jesus⟩ thereon.
  36. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
  37. And when he was come nigh, even now at the de­scent of the mount of Ol­ives, the whole mul­ti­tude of the dis­ci­ples be­gan to re­joice and praise ⟨God⟩ with a loud voice for all the migh­ty works that they had seen;
  38. Saying, Blessed be the King that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩: peace in ‍(the third) heav­en, and glo­ry in the highest.
  39. And some of the Phar­i­sees from among the mul­ti­tude said un­to him, Mas­ter, re­buke thy disciples.
  40. And he an­swered and said un­to them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would im­me­di­ate­ly cry out.
  41. And when he was come near, he be­held the city, and wept over it,
  42. Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which be­long un­to thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
  43. For the days shall come up­on thee, that thine en­e­mies shall cast a trench about thee, and com­pass thee round, and keep thee in on ev­ery side.
  44. And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy chil­dren with­in thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone up­on an­oth­er; be­cause thou knew­est not the time of thy visitation.
  45. And he went in­to the tem­ple, and be­gan to cast out them that sold there­in, and them that bought;
  46. Saying un­to them, It is writ­ten, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
  47. And he taught dai­ly in the tem­ple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the peo­ple sought to de­stroy him.
  48. And could not find what they might do: for all the peo­ple were very at­tent­ive to hear him.
Chapter Twenty
  1. AND IT came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the peo­ple in the tem­ple, and preached the gos­pel, the chief priests and the scribes came up­on him with the elders,
  2. And spake un­to him, say­ing, Tell us, by what au­thor­ity do­est thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
  3. And he an­swered and said un­to them, I will al­so ask you one thing; and an­swer me:
  4. The bap­tism of John, was it from (the third) heav­en, or of men?
  5. And they rea­soned with them­selves, say­ing, If we shall say, From (the third) heav­en; he will say, Why then be­lieved ye him not?
  6. But if we say, of men; all the peo­ple will stone us: for they be per­suad­ed that John was a prophet.
  7. And they an­swered, that they could not tell whence it was.
  8. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Nei­ther tell I you by what au­thor­ity I do these things.
  9. Then be­gan he to speak to the peo­ple this par­a­ble; A cer­tain man plant­ed a vine­yard, and let it forth to hus­band­men, and went in­to a far coun­try for a long time.
  10. And at the sea­son he sent a serv­ant to the hus­band­men, that they should give of the fruit of the vine­yard: but the hus­band­men beat him, and sent him away empty.
  11. And again he sent an­oth­er serv­ant: and they beat him al­so, and en­treat­ed him shame­ful­ly, and sent him away empty.
  12. And again he sent a third, they wound­ed him al­so, and cast him out.
  13. Then said the lord of the vine­yard, What shall I do? I will send my be­lov­ed son: it may be they will rev­er­ence him when they see him.
  14. But when the hus­band­men saw him, they rea­soned among them­selves, say­ing, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the in­her­it­ance may be ours.
  15. So they cast him out of the vine­yard, and killed him. What there­fore shall the lord of the vine­yard do un­to them?
  16. He shall come and de­stroy these hus­band­men, and shall give the vine­yard to oth­ers. And when they heard it, they said, ⟨God⟩ forbid.
  17. And he be­held them, and said, What is this then that is writ­ten, The stone which the build­ers re­ject­ed, the same is be­come the head of the corner?
  18. ⟨•Whosoever shall fall up­on that stone shall be bro­ken; but on whom­so­ever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.•⟩
  19. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the peo­ple: for they per­ceived that he had spo­ken this par­a­ble against them.
  20. And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign them­selves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might de­liv­er him un­to the pow­er and au­thor­ity of the governor.
  21. And they asked him, say­ing, Mas­ter, we know that thou say­est and teach­est right­ly, nei­ther ac­cept­est thou the per­son of any, but teach­est the way of ⟨God⟩ truly:
  22. Is it law­ful for us to give trib­ute un­to Cæ­sar, or no?
  23. But he per­ceived their craft­i­ness, and said un­to them, Why tempt ye me?
  24. Shew me a pen­ny. Whose im­age and su­per­scrip­tion hath it? They an­swered and said, ‍Cæsars.
  25. And he said un­to them, Ren­der there­fore un­to Cæ­sar the things which be Cæsars, and un­to ⟨God⟩ the things which be ⟨Gods⟩.
  26. And they could not take hold of his words be­fore the peo­ple: and they mar­velled at his an­swer, and held their peace.
  27. Then came to him cer­tain of the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees, which de­ny that there is any re­sur­rec­tion; and they asked him,
  28. Saying, Mas­ter, Mo­ses wrote un­to us, If any mans broth­er die, hav­ing a wife, and he die with­out chil­dren, that his broth­er should take his wife, and raise up seed un­to his brother.
  29. There were there­fore sev­en breth­ren: and the first took a wife, and died with­out children.
  30. And the sec­ond took her to wife, and he died childless.
  31. And the third took herr; and in like man­ner the sev­en al­so: and they left no chil­dren, and died.
  32. Last of all the wom­an died also.
  33. Therefore in the re­sur­rec­tion whose wife of them is she? for sev­en had her to wife.
  34. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, The chil­dren of this world mar­ry, and are giv­en in marriage.
  35. ⟨•But they which shall be ac­count­ed wor­thy to ob­tain that world, and the re­sur­rec­tion from the dead, nei­ther mar­ry, nor are giv­en in marriage:
  36. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal un­to the an­gels; and are the chil­dren of ⟨God⟩, be­ing the chil­dren of the resurrection.•⟩
  37. Now that the dead are raised, even Mo­ses shewed at the bush, when he call­eth the ⟨Lord⟩ the ⟨God⟩ of Abra­ham, and the ⟨God⟩ of Isaac, and the ⟨God⟩ of Jacob.
  38. ⟨•For he is not a ⟨God⟩ of the dead, but of the liv­ing: for all live un­to him.•⟩
  39. Then cer­tain of the scribes an­swer­ing said, Mas­ter, thou hast well said.
  40. And af­ter that they durst not ask him any (more)ques­tion‍(s) at all.
  41. And he said un­to them, How say they that ⟨Christ⟩ is Davids son?
  42. And David him­self sa­ith in the book of Psalms, The ⟨Lord⟩ said un­to my ⟨Lord⟩, Sit thou on my right hand,
  43. Till I make thine en­e­mies thy footstool.
  44. David there­fore call­eth him ⟨Lord⟩, how is he then his son?
  45. Then in the au­di­ence of all the peo­ple he said un­to his disciples,
  46. Beware of the scribes, which de­sire to walk in long robes, and love greet­ings in the mar­kets, and the high­est seats in the syn­a­gogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
  47. Which de­vour wid­ows’ hous­es, and for a shew make long pray­ers: the same shall re­ceive great­er damnation.
Chapter Twenty-One
  1. AND HE looked up, and saw the rich men cast­ing their gifts in­to the treasury.
  2. And he saw al­so a cer­tain poor wid­ow cast­ing in thith­er two mites.
  3. And he said, Of a truth I say un­to you, that this poor wid­ow hath cast in more than they all:
  4. For all these have of their abun­dance cast in un­to the of­fer­ings of ⟨God⟩: but she of her pen­u­ry hath cast in all the liv­ing that she had.
  5. And as some (of his dis­ci­ples) spake of the tem­ple how it was adorned with good­ly stones and gifts, he said,
  6. As for these things which ye be­hold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone up­on an­oth­er, that shall not be thrown down.
  7. And they asked him, say­ing, Mas­ter, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
  8. And he said, Take heed that ye be not de­ceived: for ma­ny shall come in my name, say­ing, I am Christ; and the time draw­eth near: go ye not there­fore af­ter them.
  9. But when ye shall hear of wars and com­mo­tions, be not ter­ri­fied: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
  10. Then said he un­to them, Na­tion shall rise against na­tion, and king­dom against kingdom:
  11. And great earth­quakes shall be in divers(e)places, and fam­ines, and pes­ti­lenc­es; and fear­ful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
  12. But be­fore all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and per­se­cute you, de­liv­er­ing you up to the syn­a­gogues, and in­to pris­ons, be­ing brought be­fore kings and rul­ers for my names sake.
  13. And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
  14. Settle it there­fore in your hearts, not to med­i­tate be­fore what ye shall answer:
  15. For I will give you a mouth and wis­dom, which all your ad­ver­sa­ries shall not be able to gain­say nor resist.
  16. And ye shall be be­trayed both by par­ents, and breth­ren, and kins­folks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
  17. And ye shall be hat­ed of all men for my names sake.
  18. But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
  19. In your pa­tience pos­sess ye your souls.
  20. And when ye shall see Je­ru­sa­lem com­passed with ar­mies, then know that the des­o­la­tion there­of is nigh.
  21. Then let them which are in Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a flee to the moun­tains; and let them which are in the midst of it de­part out; and let not them that are in the coun­tries en­ter thereinto.
  22. For these shall be the days of ven­geance, that all things which are writ­ten may be fulfilled.
  23. But woe un­to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great dis­tress in the land, and wrath up­on this people.
  24. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away cap­tive in­to all na­tions: and Je­ru­sa­lem shall be trod­den down of the Gen­tiles, un­til the times of the Gen­tiles be fulfilled.
  25. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and up­on the earth dis­tress of na­tions, with per­plex­ity; the sea and the waves roaring;
  26. Mens hearts fail­ing them for fear, and for look­ing af­ter those things which are com­ing on the earth: for the pow­ers of heav­en shall be shaken.
  27. And then shall they see the Son of man com­ing in a cloud with pow­er and great glory.
  28. And when these things be­gin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your re­demp­tion draw­eth nigh.
  29. And he spake to them a par­a­ble; Be­hold the fig tree, and all the trees;
  30. When they now shoot forth (leaves), ye see and know of your own selves that sum­mer is now nigh at hand.
  31. So like­wise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is nigh at hand.
  32. Verily I say un­to you, This gen­er­a­tion shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
  33. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
  34. And take heed to your­selves, lest at any time your hearts be over­charged with sur­feit­ing, and drunk­en­ness, and cares of this life, and so that day come up­on you‍ ‍unawares.
  35. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
  36. ⟨•Watch ye there­fore, and pray al­ways, that ye may be ac­count­ed wor­thy to es­cape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand be­fore the Son of man.•⟩
  37. And in the day time he was teach­ing in the tem­ple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
  38. And all the peo­ple came ear­ly in the morn­ing to him in the tem­ple, for to hear him.
Chapter Twenty-Two
  1. NOW THE feast of un­leav­ened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
  2. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
  3. Then en­tered Sa­tan in­to Ju­das sur­named Is-‍car‍‍-‍i-‍ot, be­ing of the num­ber of the twelve.
  4. And he went his way, and com­muned with the chief priests and cap­tains, how me might be­tray him un­to them.
  5. And they were glad, and cov­en­ant­ed to give him money.
  6. And he prom­ised, and sought op­por­tun­ity to be­tray him un­to them in the ab­sence of the multitude.
  7. Then came the day of un­leav­ened bread, when the pass­over (lambs) must be killed.
  8. And he sent Peter and John, say­ing, Go and pre­pare us the pass­over (lamb), that we may eat.
  9. And they said un­to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
  10. And he said un­to them, Be­hold, when ye are en­tered in­to the city, there shall a man meet you, bear­ing a pitch­er of wa­ter; fol­low him in­to the house where he en­ter­eth in.
  11. And ye shall say un­to the good­man of the house, The Mas­ter sa­ith un­to thee, Where is the guest­cham­ber, where I shall eat the pass­over (lamb) with my dis­ci­ples?
  12. And he shall shew you a large up­per room fur­nished: there make ready.
  13. And they went and found as he had said un­to them: and they made rea­dy the pass­over‍ ‍(lamb).
  14. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apos­tles with him.
  15. And he said un­to them, With de­sire I have de­sired to eat this pass­over (lamb) with you be­fore I suffer.
  16. For I say un­to you, I will not any more eat there­of, un­til it be ful­filled in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  17. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and di­vide it among yourselves.
  18. For I say un­to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, un­til the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ shall come.
  19. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave un­to them, say­ing, This is my body which is giv­en for you: this do in re­mem­brance of me.
  20. Likewise al­so the cup af­ter sup­per, say­ing, This cup is the new tes­ta­ment in my blood, which is shed for you.
  21. But, be­hold, the hand of him that be­tray­eth me is with me on the table.
  22. And tru­ly the Son of man go­eth, as it was de­ter­mined: but woe un­to that man by whom he is betrayed!
  23. And they be­gan to en­quire among them­selves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
  24. And there was al­so a strife among them, which of them should be ac­count­ed the greatest.
  25. And he said un­to them, The kings of the Gen­tiles ex­er­cise lord­ship over them; and they that ex­er­cise au­thor­ity up­on them are call benefactors.
  26. But ye shall not be so: but he that is great­est among you, let him be as the young­er; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  27. For wheth­er is great­er, he that sit­teth at meat, or he that serv­eth? is not he that sit­teth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
  28. Ye are they which have con­tin­ued with me in my temptations.
  29. And I ap­point un­to you a king­dom, as my Fa­ther hath ap­point­ed un­to me;
  30. That ye may eat and drink at my ta­ble in my king­dom, and sit on thrones judg­ing the twelve tribes of Israel.
  31. And the ⟨Lord⟩ said, Si­mon, Si­mon, be­hold, Sa­tan hath de­sired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.
  32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art con­vert­ed, streng­then thy brethren.
  33. And he said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, I am rea­dy to go with thee, both in­to pris­on, and to death.
  34. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, be­fore that thou shalt thrice de­ny that thou know­est me.
  35. And he said un­to them, When I sent you with­out purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
  36. Then said he un­to them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and like­wise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his gar­ment, and buy one.
  37. For I say un­to you, that this that is writ­ten must yet be ac­com­plished in me, And he was reck­oned among the trans­gres­sors: for the things con­cern­ing me have an end.
  38. And they said, ⟨Lord⟩, be­hold here are two swords. And he said un­to them, It is enough.
  39. And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Ol­ives; and his dis­ci­ples al­so fol­lowed him.
  40. And when he was at the place, he said un­to them, Pray that ye en­ter not in­to temptation.
  41. And he was with­drawn from them about a stones cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
  42. Saying, Fa­ther, if thou be will­ing, re­move this cup from me: never­the­less not my will, but thine, be done.
  43. And there ap­peared an an­gel un­to him from (the third) heav­en, streng­then­ing him.
  44. And be­ing in an ag­o­ny he prayed more ear­nest­ly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood fall­ing down to the ground.
  45. And when he rose up from pray­er, and was come to his dis­ci­ples, he found them sleep­ing for sorrow.
  46. And he said un­to them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye en­ter in­to temptation.
  47. And while he yet spake, be­hold a mul­ti­tude, and he that was called Ju­das, one of the twelve, went be­fore them, and drew near un­to ⟨Jesus⟩ to kiss him.
  48. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Ju­das, be­tray­est thou the Son of man with a kiss?
  49. When they which were about him saw what would fol­low, they said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, shall we smite with the sword?
  50. And one of them smote the serv­ant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
  51. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, Suf­fer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
  52. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to the chief priests, and cap­tains of the tem­ple, and the el­ders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves.
  53. When I was dai­ly with you in the tem­ple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the pow­er of darkness.
  54. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him in­to the high priests house. And Peter fol­lowed afar off.
  55. And when they had kin­dled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down to­geth­er, Peter sat down among them.
  56. But a cer­tain maid be­held him as he sat by the fire, and ear­nest­ly looked up­on him, and said, This man was al­so with him.
  57. And he de­nied him, say­ing, Wom­an, I know him not.1
  58. And af­ter a lit­tle while an­oth­er saw him, and said, Thou art al­so of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.2
  59. And about the space of one hour af­ter an­oth­er con­fi­dent­ly af­firmed, say­ing, of a truth this fel­low al­so was with him: for he is a Gal-‍i-‍læ‍‍-‍an.
  60. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou say­est.3 And im­me­di­ate­ly, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
  61. And the ⟨Lord⟩ turned, and looked up­on Peter. And Peter re­mem­bered the word of the ⟨Lord⟩, how he had said un­to him. (“)Be­fore the cock crow, thou shalt de­ny me thrice.‍(”)
  62. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
  63. And the men that held ⟨Jesus⟩ mocked him, and smote him.
  64. And when they had blind­fold­ed him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, say­ing, Proph­e­sy, who is it that smote thee?
  65. And ma­ny oth­er things blas­phe­mous­ly spake they against him.
  66. And as soon as it was day, the el­ders of the peo­ple and the chief priests and the scribes came to­geth­er, and led him in­to their coun­cil, saying,
  67. Art thou the ⟨Christ⟩? tell us. And he said un­to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe.
  68. And if I al­so ask you, ye will not an­swer me, nor let me go.
  69. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the pow­er of ⟨God⟩.
  70. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of ⟨God⟩? And he said un­to them, Ye say that I am.
  71. And they said, What need we any fur­ther wit­ness? for we our­selves have heard of his own mouth.
Chapter Twenty-Three
  1. AND THE whole mul­ti­tude of them arose, and led him un­to Pilate.
  2. And they be­gan to ac­cuse him, say­ing, We found this fel­low per­vert­ing the na­tion, and for­bid­ding to give trib­ute to Cæ­sar, say­ing that he him­self is ⟨Christ⟩ a King.
  3. And Pi­late asked him, say­ing, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he an­swered him and said, Thou say­est it.
  4. Then said Pi­late to the chief priests and to the peo­ple, I find no fault in this man.
  5. And they were the more fierce, say­ing, He stir­reth up the peo­ple, teach­ing through­out all Jew­ry, be­gin­ning from Gal­i­lee to this place.
  6. When Pi­late heard of Gal­i­lee, he asked wheth­er the man were a Gal-‍i-‍læ‍‍-‍an.
  7. And as soon as he knew that he be­longed un­to Her­ods jur­is­dic­tion, he sent him to Her­od, who him­self al­so was at Je­ru­sa­lem at that time.
  8. And when Her­od saw ⟨Jesus⟩, he was ex­ceed­ing glad: for he was de­sir­ous to see him of a long sea­son, be­cause he had heard ma­ny things of him; and he hoped to have seen some mir­a­cle done by him.
  9. Then he ques­tioned with him in ma­ny words; but he an­swered him nothing.
  10. And the chief priests and scribes stood and ve­he­ment­ly ac­cused him.
  11. And Her­od with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and ar­rayed him in a gor­geous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
  12. And the same day Pi­late and Her­od were made friends to­geth­er: for be­fore they were at en­mi­ty be­tween themselves.
  13. And Pi­late, when he had called to­geth­er the chief priests and the rul­ers and the people,
  14. Said un­to them, Ye have brought this man un­to me, as one that per­vert­eth the peo­ple: and, be­hold, I, hav­ing ex­am­ined him be­fore you, have found no fault in this man touch­ing those things where­of ye ac­cuse him:
  15. No, nor yet Her­od: for I sent you to him; and, lo, noth­ing wor­thy of death is done un­to him.
  16. I will there­fore chas­tise him and re­lease him.
  17. (For of ne­cec­si­ty he must re­lease one un­to them at the feast.)
  18. And they cried out all at once, say­ing, Away with this man, and re­lease un­to us Bar-‍ab‍‍-‍bas:
  19. (Who for a cer­tain se­di­tion made in the city, and for mur­der, was cast in­to prison.)
  20. Pilate there­fore, will­ing to re­lease ⟨Jesus⟩, spake again to them.
  21. But they cried, say­ing, Cru­ci­fy him, cru­ci­fy him.
  22. And he said un­to them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will there­fore chas­tise him, and let him go.
  23. And they were in­stant with loud voic­es, re­quir­ing that he might be cru­ci­fied. And the voic­es of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
  24. And Pi­late gave sen­tence that it should be as they required.
  25. And he re­leased un­to them him that for se­di­tion and mur­der was cast in­to pris­on, whom they had de­sired; but he de­liv­ered ⟨Jesus⟩ to their will.
  26. And as they led him away, they laid hold up­on one Si­mon, a Cy-‍re‍‍-‍ni-‍an, com­ing out of the coun­try, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it af­ter ⟨Jesus⟩.
  27. And there fol­lowed him a geat com­pa­ny of peo­ple, and of wom­en, which al­so be­wailed and la­ment­ed him.
  28. But ⟨Jesus⟩ turn­ing un­to them said, Daugh­ters of Je­ru­sa­lem, weep not for me, but weep for your­selves, and for your children.
  29. For, be­hold, the days are com­ing, in the which they shall say, Bless­ed are the bar­ren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
  30. Then shall they be­gin to say to the moun­tains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover‍ ‍us.
  31. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
  32. And there were al­so two oth­ers, mal­e­fac­tors, led with him to be put to death.
  33. And when they were come to the place, which is called Cal­va­ry, there they cru­ci­fied him, and the mal­e­fac­tors, one on the right hand, and the oth­er on the left.
  34. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩, Fa­ther, for­give them; for they know not what they do. And they part­ed his rai­ment, and cast lots.
  35. And the peo­ple stood be­hold­ing. And the rul­ers al­so with them de­rid­ed him, say­ing, He saved oth­ers; let him save him­self, if he be ⟨Christ⟩, the cho­sen of ⟨God⟩.
  36. And the sol­diers al­so mocked him, com­ing to him, and of­fer­ing him vinegar,
  37. And say­ing, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
  38. And a su­per­scrip­tion al­so was writ­ten over him in let­ters of Greek, and Lat­in, and He­brew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
  39. And one of the mal­e­fac­tors which were hanged railed on him, say­ing, If thou be ⟨Christ⟩, save thy­self and us.
  40. But the oth­er an­swer­ing re­buked him, say­ing, Dost not thou fear ⟨God⟩, see­ing thou art in the same condemnation?
  41. And we in­deed just­ly; for we re­ceive the due re­ward of our deeds: but this man hath done noth­ing amiss.
  42. And he said un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, ⟨Lord⟩, re­mem­ber me when thou com­est in­to thy kingdom.
  43. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Ver­i­ly I say un­to thee, to day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
  44. ⟨•And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a dark­ness over all the earth un­til the ninth hour.
  45. And the sun was dark­ened, and the veil of the tem­ple was rent in the midst.•⟩
  46. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ had cried with a loud voice, he said, Fa­ther, into thy hands I com­mend my spirit: and hav­ing said thus, he gave up the ghost.
  47. Now when the cen­tu­ri­on saw what was done, he glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩, say­ing, Cer­tain­ly this was a righ­teous man.
  48. And all the peo­ple that came to­geth­er to that sight, be­hold­ing the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
  49. And all his ac­quaint­ance, and the wom­en that fol­lowed him from Gal­i­lee, stood afar off, be­hold­ing these things.
  50. And, be­hold, there was a man named Jo­seph, a coun­sel­lor, and he was a good man, and a just ‍(man):
  51. (The same had not con­sent­ed to the coun­sel and deed of them;) he was of Ar-‍i-‍ma-‍thæ‍‍-‍a, a city of the Jews: who al­so him­self wait­ed for the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  52. This man went un­to Pi­late, and begged the body of ⟨Jesus⟩.
  53. And he took it down, and wrapped it in lin­en, and laid it in a sep­ul­chre that was hewn in stone, where­in nev­er man be­fore was laid.
  54. And that day was the prep­a­ra­tion‍ ‍(day), and the sab­bath drew on.
  55. And the wom­en al­so, which came with him from Gal­i­lee, fol­lowed af­ter, and be­held the sep­ul­chre, and how his body was laid.
  56. And they re­turned, and pre­pared spic­es and oint­ments; and rest­ed the sab­bath day ac­cord­ing to the commandment.
Chapter Twenty-Four
  1. NOW UPON the first day of the week, very ear­ly in the morn­ing, they came un­to the sep­ul­chre, bring­ing the spic­es which they had pre­pared, and cer­tain oth­ers with them.
  2. And they found the sone rolled away from the sepulchre.
  3. And they en­tered in, and found not the body of the ⟨Lord⟩ ⟨Jesus⟩.
  4. And it came to pass, as they were much per­plexed there­a­bout, be­hold two men stood by them in shin­ing garments:
  5. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their fac­es to the earth, they said un­to them, Why seek ye the liv­ing among the dead?
  6. He is not here, but is ris­en: re­mem­ber how he spake un­to you when he was yet in Galilee,
  7. Saying, (“)The Son of man must be de­liv­ered in­to the hands of sin­ful men, and be cru­ci­fied, and the third day rise again.(”)
  8. And they re­mem­bered his words,
  9. And re­turned from the sep­ul­chre, and told all these things un­to the elev­en, and to all the rest.
  10. It was Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, and Jo-‍an‍‍-‍na, and Mary the moth­er of James, and oth­er wom­en that were with them, which told these things un­to the apostles.
  11. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they be­lieved them not.
  12. Then arose Peter, and ran un­to the sep­ul­chre; and stoop­ing down, he be­held the lin­en clothes laid by them­selves, and de­part­ed, won­der­ing in him­self at that which was come to pass.
  13. And, be­hold, two of them went that same day to a vil­lage called Em-‍ma‍‍-‍us, which was from Je­ru­sa­lem about three­score fur­longs.
  14. And they talked to­geth­er of all these things which had happened.
  15. And it came to pass, that, while they com­muned to­geth­er and rea­soned, ⟨Jesus⟩ him­self drew near, and went with them.
  16. But their eyes were hold­en that they should not know him.
  17. And he said un­to them, What man­ner of com­mun­i­ca­tions are these that ye have one to an­oth­er, as ye walk, and are sad?
  18. And the one of them, whose name was Cle‍‍-‍o-‍pas, an­swer­ing said un­to him, Art thou on­ly a stran­ger in Je­ru­sa­lem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
  19. And he said un­to them, What things? And they said un­to him, Con­cern­ing ⟨Jesus⟩ of Naz­a­reth, which was a proph­et migh­ty in deed and word be­fore ⟨God⟩ and all the people:
  20. And how the chief priests and our rul­ers de­liv­ered him to be con­demned to death, and have cru­ci­fied him.
  21. But we trust­ed that it had been he which should have re­deemed Is­ra­el: and be­side all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
  22. Yea, and cer­tain wom­en al­so of our com­pa­ny made us as­ton­ished, which were ear­ly at the sep­ul­chre;
  23. And when they found not his body, they came, say­ing, that they had al­so seen a‍ ‍vi­sion of an­gels, which said that he was alive.
  24. And cer­tain of them which were with us went to the sep­ul­chre, and found it even so as the wom­en had said: but him they saw not.
  25. Then he said un­to them, O fools, and slow of heart to be­lieve all that the proph­ets have spoken:
  26. Ought not ⟨Christ⟩ to have suf­fered these things, and to en­ter in­to his glory?
  27. And be­gin­ning at Mo­ses and all the proph­ets, he ex­pound­ed un­to them in all the scrip­tures the things con­cern­ing himself.
  28. And they drew nigh un­to the vil­lage, whith­er they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
  29. But they con­strained him, say­ing, Abide with us: for it is to­ward eve­ning, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tar­ry with them.
  30. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
  31. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he van­ished out of their sight.
  32. And they said one to an­oth­er, Did not our heart burn with­in us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
  33. And they rose up the same hour, and re­turned to Je­ru­sa­lem, and found the elev­en gath­ered to­geth­er, and them that were with them,
  34. Saying, The ⟨Lord⟩ is ris­en in­deed, and hath ap­peared to Simon.
  35. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in break­ing of bread.
  36. And as they thus spake, ⟨Jesus⟩ him­self stood in the midst of them, and sa­ith un­to them, Peace be un­to you.
  37. But they were ter­ri­fied and af­fright­ed, and sup­posed that they had seen a spirit.
  38. And he said un­to them, Why are ye trou­bled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
  39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I my­self: han­dle me, and see; for a spir­it hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
  40. And when he had thus spo­ken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
  41. And while they yet be­lieved not for joy, and won­dered, he said un­to them, Have ye here any meat?
  42. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
  43. And he took it, and did eat be­fore them.
  44. And he said un­to them, These are the words which I spake un­to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be ful­filled, which were writ­ten in the law of Mo­ses, and in the proph­ets, and in the psalms, con­cern­ing me.
  45. Then opened he their un­der­stand­ing, that they might un­der­stand the scriptures.
  46. And said un­to them, Thus it is writ­ten, and thus it be­hoved‍(sic)⟨Christ⟩ to suf­fer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
  47. And that re­pent­ance and re­mis­sion of sins should be preached in his name among all na­tions, be­gin­ning at Jerusalem.
  48. And ye are wit­ness­es of these things.
  49. And, be­hold, I send the prom­ise of my Fa­ther up­on you: but tar­ry ye in the city of Je­ru­sa­lem, un­til ye be en­dued with pow­er from on high.
  50. And he led them out as far as to Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny, and he lift­ed up his hands, and blessed them.
  51. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was part­ed from them, and car­ried up in­to (the third)‍ ‍heaven.
  52. And they wor­shipped him, and re­turned to Je­ru­sa­lem with great joy:
  53. And were con­tin­u­al­ly in the tem­ple, prais­ing and bless­ing ⟨God⟩. A-‍men.
Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).