Chapter One
  1. THE be­gin­ning of the gos­pel of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, the Son of ⟨God⟩;
  2. As it is writ­ten in the proph­ets, Be­hold, I send my mes­sen­ger be­fore my face, which shall pre­pare the way be­fore me.
  3. The voice of one cry­ing the wil­der­ness, Pre­pare ye the way of the ⟨Lord⟩, make his paths straight.
  4. John did bap­tize in the wil­der­ness, and preach the bap­tism of re­mis­sion of sins.
  5. And there went out un­to all the land of Ju-‍dæ‍-‍a, and they of Je­ru­sa­lem, and were all bap­tized of him in the river of Jor­dan, con­fess­ing their sins.
  6. And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a gir­dle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat lo­custs and wild honey.
  7. And preached, say­ing, There com­eth one migh­ti­er than I af­ter me, the latch­et of whose shoes I am not wor­thy to stoop down and unloose.
  8. I in­deed have bap­tized you with wa­ter: but he shall bap­tize you with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ (and with fire)(See: Matthew 3:11)
  9. And it came to pass in those days, that ⟨Jesus⟩ came from Na­za­reth of Gal­i­lee, and was bap­tized of John in Jordan.
  10. And straight­way com­ing up out of the wa­ter, he saw the heav­ens op­ened, and the Spir­it like a dove de­scend­ing up­on him:
  11. And there came a voice from (the third) heav­en, say­ing, Thou art my be­lov­ed Son, in whom I am well pleased.
  12. And im­me­di­ate­ly the spir­it driv­eth him in­to the wilderness.
  13. And he was there in the wil­der­ness for­ty days, tempt­ed of Sa­tan; and was with the wild beasts; and the an­gels min­is­tered un­to him.
  14. Now af­ter that John was put in pris­on, ⟨Jesus⟩ came in­to Gal­i­lee, preach­ing the gos­pel of the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  15. And say­ing, The time is ful­filled, and the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is at hand: re­pent ye, and be­lieve the gospel.
  16. Now as he walked by the sea of Gal­i­lee, he saw Si­mon and An­drew his broth­er cast­ing a net in­to the sea: for they were fishers.
  17. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Come ye af­ter me, and I will make you to be­come fish­ers of men.
  18. And straight­way they for­sook their nets, and fol­lowed him.
  19. And when he had gone a lit­tle far­ther thence, he saw James the son of Zeb‍-‍e-‍dee, and John his broth­er, who al­so were in the‍(ir) ship mend­ing their nets.
  20. And straight­way he called them: and they left their fa­ther Zeb‍-‍e-‍dee in the ship with the hired serv­ants, and went af­ter him.
  21. And they went into Ca-‍per‍-‍na-‍um; and straight­way on the sab­bath day he en­tered in­to the syn­a­gogue, and taught.
  22. And they were as­ton­ished at his doc­trine: for he taught them as one that had au­thor­ity, and not as the scribes.
  23. And there was in their syn­a­gogue a man with an un­clean spir­it; and he cried out,
  24. 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⟩.
  25. And ⟨Jesus⟩ re­buked him, say­ing, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
  26. And when the un­clean spir­it had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
  27. And they were all amazed, in­so­much that they ques­tioned among them­selves, say­ing, What thing is this? what new doc­trine is this? for with au­thor­ity com­mand­eth he even the un­clean spir­its, and they do obey him.
  28. And im­me­di­ate­ly his fame spread abroad through­out all the re­gion round about Galilee.
  29. And forth­with, when they were come out of the syn­a­gogue, they en­tered in­to the house of Si­mon and An­drew, with James and John.
  30. But Si­mon’s wife’s moth­er lay sick of a fe­ver, and anon they tell him of her.
  31. And he came and took her by the hand, and lift­ed her up; and im­me­di­ate­ly the fe­ver left her, and she min­is­tered un­to them.
  32. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought un­to him all that were dis­eased, and them that were pos­sessed with devils.
  33. And all the city was gath­ered to­geth­er at the door.
  34. And he healed ma­ny that were sick of di­vers dis­eases, and cast out ma­ny devils; and suf­fered not the devils to speak, be­cause they knew him.
  35. And in the morn­ing, ris­ing up a great while be­fore day, he went out, and de­part­ed in­to a sol­i­tary place, and there prayed.
  36. And Si­mon and they that were with him fol­lowed af­ter him.
  37. And when they had found him, they said un­to him, All men seek for thee.
  38. And he said un­to them, Let us go in­to the next towns, that I may preach there al­so, for there­fore came I forth.
  39. And he preached in their syn­a­gogues through­out all Gal­i­lee, and cast out devils.
  40. And there came a lep­er to him, be­seech­ing him, and kneel­ing down to him, and say­ing un­to him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  41. And ⟨Jesus⟩, moved with com­pas­sion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and sa­ith un­to him, I will; be thou clean.
  42. And as soon as he had spo­ken, im­me­di­ate­ly the lep­ro­sy de­part­ed from him, and he was cleansed.
  43. And he strait­ly charged him, and forth­with sent him away;
  44. And sa­ith un­to him, See thou say noth­ing to any man: but go thy way, shew thy­self to the priest, and of­fer for thy cleans­ing those things which Mo­ses com­mand­ed, for a tes­ti­mo­ny un­to them.
  45. But he went out, and be­gan to pub­lish it much, and to blaze abroad the mat­ter, in­so­much that ⟨Jesus⟩ could no more op­enly en­ter in­to the city, but was with­out in des­ert pla­ces: and they came to him from ev­ery quarter.
Chapter Two
  1. AND again he en­tered in­to Ca-‍per‍-‍na-‍um, af­ter some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.
  2. And straight­way ma­ny were gath­ered to­geth­er, in­so­much that there was no room to re­ceive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word un­to them.
  3. And they come un­to him, bring­ing one sick of the pal­sy, which was borne of four.
  4. And when they could not come nigh un­to him for the press, they un­cov­ered the roof where he was: and when they had brok­en it up, they let down the bed where­in the sick of the pal­sy lay.
  5. When ⟨Jesus⟩ saw their faith, he said un­to the sick of the pal­sy, Son, thy sins be for­giv­en thee.
  6. But there were cer­tain of the scribes sit­ting there, and rea­son­ing in their hearts,
  7. Why doth this man thus speak blas­phe­mies? who can for­give sins but ⟨God⟩ only?
  8. And im­me­di­ate­ly when ⟨Jesus⟩ per­ceived in his spir­it that they so rea­soned with­in them­selves, he said un­to them, Why rea­son ye these things in your hearts?
  9. Whether is it ea­si­er to say to the sick of the pal­sy, Thy sins be for­giv­en thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
  10. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath pow­er on earth to for­give sins, (he sa­ith to the sick of the palsy,)
  11. I say un­to thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way in­to thine house.
  12. And im­me­di­ate­ly he arose, and took up the bed, and went forth be­fore them all; in­so­much that they were all amazed, and glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩, say­ing, We nev­er saw it on this fashion.
  13. And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the mul­ti­tude re­sort­ed un­to him, and he taught them.
  14. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Al-‍phæ‍‍-‍us sit­ting at the re­ceipt of cus­tom, and said un­to him, Fol­low me. And he arose and fol­lowed him.
  15. And it came to pass, that, as ⟨Jesus⟩ sat at meat in his house, ma­ny pub­li­cans and sin­ners sat al­so to­geth­er with ⟨Jesus⟩ and his dis­ci­ples: for there were ma­ny, and they fol­lowed him.
  16. And when the scribes and Phar­i­sees saw him eat with pub­li­cans and sin­ners, they said un­to his dis­ci­ples, How is it that he eat­eth and drink­eth with pub­li­cans and sinners?
  17. When ⟨Jesus⟩ heard it, he sa­ith un­to them, They that are whole have no need of the phy­si­cian, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righ­teous, but sin­ners to repentance.
  18. And the dis­ci­ples of John and of the Phar­i­sees used to fast: and they come and say un­to him, Why do the dis­ci­ples of John and of the Phar­i­sees fast, but thy dis­ci­ples fast not?
  19. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Can the chil­dren of the bride­cham­ber fast, while the bride­groom is with them? as long as they have the bride­groom with them, they can­not fast.
  20. But the days will come, when the bride­groom shall be tak­en away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
  21. No man al­so sew­eth a piece of new cloth on an old gar­ment: else the new piece that filled it up tak­eth away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
  22. And no man put­teth new wine in­to old bot­tles: else the new wine doth burst the bot­tles, and the wine is spilled, and the bot­tles will be marred: but new wine must be put in­to new bottles.
  23. And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sab­bath day; and his dis­ci­ples be­gan, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
  24. And the Phar­i­sees said un­to him, Be­hold, why do they on the sab­bath day that which is not lawful?
  25. And he said un­to them, Have ye nev­er read what David did, when he had need, and was an hun­gered, he, and they that were with him?
  26. How he went in­to the house of ⟨God⟩ in the days of A-‍bi‍-‍a-‍thar the high priest, and did eat the shew­bread, which is not law­ful to eat but for the priests, and gave al­so to them which were with him?
  27. And he said un­to them, The sab­bath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
  28. Therefore the Son of man is ⟨Lord⟩ of the sabbath.
Chapter Three
  1. AND he en­tered again in­to the syn­a­gogue; and there was a man there which had a with­ered hand.
  2. And they watched him, wheth­er he would heal him on the sab­bath day; that they might ac­cuse him.
  3. And he sa­ith un­to the man which had the with­ered hand, Stand forth.
  4. And he sa­ith un­to them, Is it law­ful to do good on the sab­bath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
  5. And when he had looked round about on them with an­ger, be­ing grieved for the hard­ness of their hearts, he sa­ith un­to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was re­stored whole as the other. (See: Luke 6:10)
  6. And the Phar­i­sees went forth, and straight­way took coun­sel with the He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍ans against him, how they might de­stroy him.
  7. But ⟨Jesus⟩ with­drew him­self with his dis­ci­ples to the sea: and a great mul­ti­tude from Gal­i­lee fol­lowed him, and from Ju-‍dæ‍-‍a,
  8. And from Je­ru­sa­lem, and from Id-‍u-‍mæ‍-‍a, and from be­yond Jor­dan; and they about Tyre and Si‍-‍don, a great mul­ti­tude, when they had heard what great things he did, came un­to him.
  9. And he spake to his dis­ci­ples, that a small ship should wait on him be­cause of the mul­ti­tude, lest they should throng him.
  10. For he had healed ma­ny; in­so­much that they pressed up­on him for to touch him, as ma­ny as had plagues.
  11. And un­clean spir­its, when they saw him, fell down be­fore him, and cried, say­ing, Thou art the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  12. And he strait­ly charged them that they should not make him known.
  13. And he go­eth up in­to a moun­tain, and call­eth un­to him whom he would: and they came un­to him.
  14. And he or­dained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
  15. And to have pow­er to heal sick­ness­es, and to cast out devils:
  16. And Si­mon he sur­named Peter;1
  17. And James2 the son of Zeb‍-‍e-‍dee, and John3 the broth­er of James; and he sur­named them Bo-‍a-‍ner‍-‍ges, which is, The sons of thunder:
  18. And An­drew,4 and Phil­ip,5 and Bar­thol­o­mew,6 and Mat­thew,7 and Thom­as,8 and James9 the son of Al-‍phæ‍-‍us, and Thad-‍dæ‍-‍us,10 and Si­mon11 the Ca‍-‍naan-‍ite,
  19. And Ju­das Is-‍car‍-‍i-‍ot,12 which al­so be­trayed him: and they went in­to an house.
  20. And the mul­ti­tude com­eth to­geth­er again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
  21. And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is be­side himself.
  22. And the scribes which came down from Je­ru­sa­lem said, He hath Be-‍el‍-‍ze-‍bub, and by the prince of the devils cast­eth he out devils.
  23. And he called them un­to him, and said un­to them in par­a­bles, How can Sa­tan cast out Sa­tan?
  24. And if a king­dom be di­vid­ed against it­self, that king­dom can­not stand.
  25. And if a house be di­vid­ed against it­self, that house can­not stand.
  26. And if Sa­tan rise up against him­self, and be di­vid­ed, he can­not stand, but hath an end.
  27. No man can en­ter in­to a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, ex­cept he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
  28. Verily I say un­to you, All sins shall be for­giv­en un­to the sons of men, and blas­phe­mies where­with so­ever they shall blaspheme:
  29. But he that shall blas­pheme against the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ hath nev­er for­give­ness, but is in dan­ger of eter­nal damnation:
  30. Because they said, He hath an un­clean spirit.
  31. There came then his breth­ren and his moth­er, and stand­ing with­out, sent un­to him, call­ing him.
  32. And the mul­ti­tude sat about him, and they said un­to him, Be­hold, thy moth­er and thy breth­ren with­out seek for thee.
  33. And he an­swered them, say­ing, Who is my moth­er, or my brethren?
  34. And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Be­hold my moth­er and my breth­ren!
  35. For who­so­ever shall do the will of ⟨God⟩, the same is my broth­er, and my sis­ter, and mother.
Chapter Four
  1. AND he be­gan again to teach by the sea side: and there was gath­ered un­to him a great mul­ti­tude, so that he en­tered in­to a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole mul­ti­tude was by the sea on the land.
  2. And he taught them ma­ny things by par­a­bles, and said un­to them in his doctrine,
  3. Hearken; Be­hold, there went out a sow­er to sow:
  4. And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and de­voured it up.
  5. And some fell on sto­ny ground, where it had not much earth; and im­me­di­ate­ly it sprang up, be­cause it had no depth of earth:
  6. But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and be­cause it had no root, it with­ered away.
  7. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
  8. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and in­creased; and brought forth, some thir­ty­(fold), and some six­ty, and some an hundred.
  9. And he said un­to them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  10. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
  11. And he said un­to them, Un­to you it is giv­en to know the mys­tery of the king­dom of ⟨God⟩: but un­to them that are with­out, all these things are done in parables:
  12. That see­ing they may see, and not per­ceive; and hear­ing they may hear, and not un­der­stand; lest at ‍any time they should be con­vert­ed, and their sins should be for­giv­en them.
  13. And he said un­to them, Know ye not this par­a­ble? and how then will ye know all parables?
  14. The sow­er sow­eth the word.
  15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Sa­tan com­eth im­me­di­ate­ly, and tak­eth away the word that was sown in their hearts.
  16. And these are they like­wise which are sown on sto­ny ground; who, when they have heard the word, im­me­di­ate­ly re­ceive it with gladness;
  17. And have no root in them­selves, and so en­dure for a time: af­ter­ward, when af­flic­tion or per­se­cu­tion aris­eth for the word’s sake, im­me­di­ate­ly they are offended.
  18. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
  19. And the cares of this world, and the de­ceit­ful­ness of rich­es, and the lusts of oth­er things en­ter­ing in, choke the word, and it be­com­eth unfruitful.
  20. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and re­ceive it, and bring forth fruit, some thir­ty­fold, some six­ty, and some an hundred.
  21. And he said un­to them, Is a can­dle brought to be put un­der a bush­el (bas­ket), or un­der a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
  22. For there is noth­ing hid, which shall not be man­i­fest­ed; nei­ther was any thing kept se­cret, but that it should come abroad.
  23. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
  24. And he said un­to them, Take heed what ye hear: with what mea­sure ye mete, it shall be mea­sured to you: and un­to you that hear shall more be given.
  25. For he that hath, to him shall be giv­en: and he that hath not, from him shall be tak­en even that which he hath.
  26. And he said, So is the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, as if a man should cast seed in­to the ground;
  27. And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he know­eth not how.
  28. For the earth bring­eth forth fruit of her­self; first the blade, then the ear, af­ter that the full corn in the ear.
  29. But when the fruit is brought forth, im­me­di­ate­ly he put­teth in the sick­le, be­cause the har­vest is come.
  30. And he said, Where­un­to shall we lik­en the king­dom of ⟨God⟩? or with what com­par­i­son shall we com­pare it?
  31. It is like a grain of mus­tard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
  32. But when it is sown, it grow­eth up, and be­com­eth geat­er than all herbs, and shoot­eth out great branches, so that the fowls of the air may lodge un­der the shad­ow of it.
  33. And with ma­ny such par­a­bles spake he the word un­to them, as they were able to hear it.
  34. But with­out a par­a­ble spake he not un­to them: and when they were alone, he ex­pound­ed all things to his disciples.
  35. And the same day, when the even was come, he sa­ith un­to them, Let us pass over un­to the oth­er side.
  36. And when they had sent away the mul­ti­tude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were al­so with him oth­er lit­tle ships.
  37. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat in­to the ship, so that it was now full.
  38. And he was in the hin­der part of the ship, asleep on a pil­low: and they awake him, and say un­to him, Mas­ter, car­est thou not that we perish?
  39. And he arose, and re­buked the wind, and said un­to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
  40. And he said un­to them, Why are ye so fear­ful? how is it that ye have no faith?
  41. And they feared ex­ceed­ing­ly, and said one to an­oth­er, What man­ner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Chapter Five
  1. AND they came over un­to the oth­er side of sea, in­to the coun­try of the Gad-‍a-‍renes.
  2. And when he was come out of the ship, im­me­di­ate­ly there met him out of the tombs a man with an un­clean spirit,
  3. Who had his dwell­ing among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
  4. Because that he had been of­ten bound with fet­ters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asun­der by him, and the fet­ters broken in pieces: nei­ther could any man tame him.
  5. And al­ways, night and day, he was in the moun­tains, and in the tombs, cry­ing, and cut­ting him­self with stones.
  6. But when he saw ⟨Jesus⟩ afar off, he ran and wor­shipped him,
  7. And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, ⟨Jesus⟩, thou Son of the most high ⟨God⟩? I ad­jure thee by ⟨God⟩, that thou tor­ment me not.
  8. For he said un­to him, Come out of the man, thou un­clean spirit.
  9. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he an­swered, say­ing, My name is Le­gion: for we are many.
  10. And he be­sought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
  11. Now there was nigh un­to the moun­tains a great herd of swine feeding.
  12. And all the devils be­sought him, say­ing, Send us in­to the swine, that we may en­ter in­to them.
  13. And forth with ⟨Jesus⟩ gave them leave. And the un­clean spirits went out, and en­tered in­to the swine: and the herd ran vi­o­lent­ly down a steep place in­to the sea, (they were about two thou­sand;) and were choked in the sea.
  14. And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the coun­try. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
  15. And they come to ⟨Jesus⟩, and see him that was pos­sessed with the devil, and had the le­gion, sit­ting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
  16. And they that saw it told them how it be­fell to him that was pos­sessed with the devil, and al­so con­cern­ing the swine.
  17. And they be­gan to pray him to de­part out of their coasts.
  18. And when he was come in­to the ship, he that had been pos­sessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
  19. Howbeit ⟨Jesus⟩ suf­fered him not, but sa­ith un­to him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the ⟨Lord⟩ hath done for thee, and hath had com­pas­sion on thee.
  20. And he de­part­ed, and be­gan to pub­lish in De-‍cap‍-‍o-‍lis how great things ⟨Jesus⟩ had done for him: and all men did marvel.
  21. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ was passed over again by ship un­to the oth­er side, much peo­ple gath­ered un­to him: and he was nigh un­to the sea.
  22. And, be­hold, there com­eth one of the rul­ers of the syn­a­gogue, Ja-‍i‍-‍rus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
  23. And be­sought him great­ly, say­ing, My lit­tle daugh­ter li­eth at the point of death: pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
  24. And Jesus went with him; and much peo­ple fol­lowed him, and thronged him.
  25. And a cer­tain wom­an, which had an is­sue of blood twelve years,
  26. And had suf­fered ma­ny things of ma­ny phy­si­cians, and had spent all that she had, and was noth­ing bet­tered, but rath­er grew worse,
  27. When she had heard of ⟨Jesus⟩, came in the press be­hind, and touched (the hem of) his garment.
  28. For she said (in faith), If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
  29. And straight­way the foun­tain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
  30. And ⟨Jesus⟩, im­me­di­ate­ly know­ing in him­self that vir­tue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
  31. And his dis­ci­ples said un­to him, Thou seest the mul­ti­tude throng­ing thee, and say­est thou, (“)Who touched me?(”)
  32. And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
  33. But the wom­an fear­ing and trem­bling, know­ing what was done in her, came and fell down be­fore him, and told him all the truth.
  34. And he said un­to her, Daugh­ter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
  35. While he yet spake, there came from the rul­er of the syn­a­gogue’s house cer­tain which said, Thy daugh­ter is dead: why trou­blest thou the Mas­ter any further?
  36. As soon as ⟨Jesus⟩ heard the word that was spo­ken, he sa­ith un­to the rul­er of the syn­a­gogue, Be not afraid, on­ly believe.
  37. And he suf­fered no man to fol­low him, save Pe­ter, and James, and John the broth­er of James.
  38. And he com­eth to the house of the rul­er of the syn­a­gogue, and seeth the tu­mult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
  39. And when he was come in, he sa­ith un­to them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the dam­sel is not dead, but sleepeth.
  40. And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he tak­eth the fa­ther and the moth­er of the dam­sel, and them that were with him, and en­ter­eth in where the dam­sel was lying.
  41. And he took the dam­sel by the hand, and said un­to her, Tal‍-‍i-‍tha cu‍-‍mi; which is, be­ing in­ter­pret­ed, (“)Dam­sel, I say un­to thee, arise.(”)
  42. And straight­way the dam­sel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were aston­ished with a great astonishment.
  43. And he charged them strait­ly that no man should know it; and com­mand­ed that some­thing should be giv­en her to eat.
Chapter Six
  1. AND he went out from thence, and came in­to his own coun­try; and his dis­ci­ples fol­low him.
  2. And when the sab­bath day was come, he be­gan to teach in the syn­a­gogue: and ma­ny hear­ing him were aston­ished, say­ing, From whence hath this man these things and what wis­dom is this which is giv­en un­to him, that even such migh­ty works are wrought by his hands?
  3. Is not this the car­pen­ter, the son of Mary, the broth­er of James, and Jo‍-‍ses, and of Ju­da, and Si­mon? and are not his sis­ters here with us? And they were of­fend­ed at him.
  4. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, A proph­et is not with­out hon­our, but in his own coun­try, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
  5. And he could there do no migh­ty work, save that he laid his hands up­on a few sick folk, and healed them.
  6. And he mar­velled be­cause of their un­be­lief. And he went round about the vil­lag­es, teaching.
  7. And he called un­to him the twelve, and be­gan to send them forth by two and two; and gave them pow­er over un­clean spirits;
  8. And com­mand­ed them that they should take noth­ing for their jour­ney, save a staff on­ly; no scrip, no bread, no mon­ey in their purse:
  9. But be shod with san­dals; and not put on two coats.
  10. And he said un­to them, In what place so­ever ye en­ter in­to an house, there abide till ye de­part from that place.
  11. And who­so­ever shall not re­ceive you, nor hear you, when ye de­part thence, shake off the dust un­der your feet for a tes­ti­mo­ny against them. Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, It shall be more tol­er­a­ble for Sod­om and Go-‍mor‍‍-‍rha in the day of judg­ment, than for that city.
  12. And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
  13. And they cast out ma­ny devils, and anointed with oil ma­ny that were sick, and healed them.
  14. And king Her­od heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Bap­tist was ris­en from the dead, and there­fore migh­ty works do shew forth them­selves in him.
  15. Others said, That it is E-‍li‍‍-‍as. And oth­ers said, That it is a proph­et, or as one of the prophets.
  16. But when Her­od heard there­of, he said, It is John, whom I (com­mand­ed to be) be­head­ed: he is ris­en from the dead.
  17. For Her­od him­self had sent forth and laid hold up­on John, and bound him in pris­on for He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as’ sake, his broth­er Phil­ip’s wife: for he had mar­ried her.
  18. For John had said un­to Her­od, It is not law­ful for thee to have thy broth­er’s wife (be­fore his death).
  19. Therefore He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as had a quar­rel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
  20. For Her­od feared John, know­ing that he was a just man and an holy (man), and ob­served him; and when he heard him, he did ma­ny things, and heard him gladly.
  21. And when a con­ve­nient day was come, that Her­od on his birth­day made a sup­per to his lords, high cap­tains, and chief es­tates of Galilee;
  22. And when the daugh­ter of the said He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as came in, and danced, and pleased Her­od and them that sat with him, the king said un­to the dam­sel, Ask of me what­so­ever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
  23. And he sware un­to her, What­so­ever thou shalt ask of me, I will give thee, un­to half of my king­dom.
  24. And she went forth, and said un­to her moth­er, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
  25. And she came in straight­way with haste un­to the king, and asked, say­ing, I will that thou give me by and by in a charg­er the head of John the Baptist.
  26. And the king was ex­ceed­ing sor­ry; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes that sat with him, he would not re­ject her.
  27. And im­me­di­ate­ly the king sent an ex­e­cu­tion­er, and com­mand­ed his head to be brought: and he went and be­head­ed him in prison,
  28. And brought his head in a charg­er, and gave it to the dam­sel: and the dam­sel gave it to her mother.
  29. And when his dis­ci­ples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
  30. And the apos­tles gath­ered them­selves to­geth­er un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
  31. And he said un­to them, Come ye your­selves apart in­to a des­ert place, and rest a while: for there were ma­ny com­ing and go­ing, and they had no lei­sure so much as to eat.
  32. And they de­part­ed in­to a des­ert place by ship privately.
  33. And the peo­ple saw them de­part­ing, and ma­ny knew him, and ran afoot thith­er out of all cities, and out­went them, and came to­geth­er un­to him.
  34. And ⟨Jesus⟩, when he came out, saw much peo­ple, and was moved with com­pas­sion to­ward them, be­cause they were as sheep not hav­ing a shep­herd: and he be­gan to teach them ma­ny things.
  35. And when the day was now far spent, his dis­ci­ples came un­to him, and said, This is a des­ert place, and now the time is far passed:
  36. Send them away, that they may go in­to the coun­try round about, and in­to the vil­lag­es, and buy them­selves bread: for they have noth­ing to eat.
  37. He an­swered and said un­to them, Give ye them to eat. And they say un­to him, Shall we go and buy two hun­dred pen­ny­worth of bread, and give them to eat?
  38. He sa­ith un­to them, How ma­ny loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
  39. And he com­mand­ed them to make all sit down by com­pan­ies up­on the green grass.
  40. And they sat down in ranks, by hun­dreds, and by fifties.
  41. And when he had tak­en the five loaves and the two fish­es, he looked up to (the third) heav­en, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his dis­ci­ples to set be­fore them; and the two fish­es di­vid­ed he among them all.
  42. And they did all eat, and were filled.
  43. And they took up twelve bas­kets full of the frag­ments, and of the fishes.
  44. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thou­sand men.
  45. And straight­way he con­strained his dis­ci­ples to get in­to the ship, and to go to the oth­er side be­fore un­to Beth-‍sa‍-‍i-‍da, while he sent away the people.
  46. And when he had sent them away, he de­part­ed in­to a moun­tain to pray.
  47. And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
  48. And he saw them toil­ing in row­ing; for the wind was con­tra­ry un­to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he com­eth un­to them, walk­ing up­on the sea, and would have passed by them.
  49. But when they saw him walk­ing up­on the sea, they sup­posed it had been a spir­it, and cried out:
  50. For they all saw him, and were trou­bled. And im­me­di­ate­ly he talked with them, and sa­ith un­to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
  51. And he went up un­to them in­to the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in them­selves be­yond mea­sure, and wondered.
  52. For they con­sid­ered not the mir­a­cle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.
  53. And when they had passed over, they came in­to the land of Gen-‍nes‍-‍a-‍ret, and drew to the shore.
  54. And when they were come out of the ship, straight­way they knew him,
  55. And ran through that whole re­gion round about, and be­gan to car­ry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
  56. And whith­er­so­ever he en­tered, in­to vil­lag­es, or cities, or coun­try, they laid the sick in the streets, and be­sought him that they might touch if it were but the bor­der of his gar­ment: and as ma­ny as touched him were made whole.
Chapter Seven
  1. THEN came to­geth­er un­to him the Phar­i­sees, and cer­tain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
  2. And when they saw some of his dis­ci­ples eat bread with de­filed, that is to say, with un­wash­en, hands, they found fault.
  3. For the Phar­i­sees, and all the Jews, ex­cept they wash their hands oft(en), eat not, hold­ing the tra­di­tion of the elders.
  4. And when they come from the mar­ket, ex­cept they wash, they eat not. And ma­ny oth­er things there be, which they have re­ceived to hold (as tra­di­tions), (such) as the wash­ing of cups, and pots, bra­sen ves­sels, and of tables.
  5. Then the Phar­i­sees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy dis­ci­ples ac­cord­ing to the tra­di­tion of the el­ders, but eat bread with un­wash­en hands?
  6. He an­swered and said un­to them, Well hath E-‍li‍‍-‍as proph­e­sied of you hyp­o­crites, as it is writ­ten, This peo­ple hon­our­eth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
  7. Howbeit in vain do they wor­ship me, teach­ing for doc­trines the com­mand­ments of men.
  8. For lay­ing aside the com­mand­ment of ⟨God⟩, ye hold the tra­di­tion of men, (such) as the wash­ing of pots and cups: and ma­ny oth­er such like things ye do.
  9. And he said un­to them, Full well ye re­ject the com­mand­ment of ⟨God⟩, that ye may keep your own tradition.
  10. For Mo­ses said, Hon­our thy fa­ther and thy moth­er; and, Who­so curs­eth fa­ther or moth­er, let him die the death:
  11. But ye say, If a man shall say to his fa­ther or moth­er, It is Cor‍-‍ban, that is to say, a gift, by what­so­ever thou migh­test be prof­it­ed by me; he shall be free.
  12. And ye suf­fer him no more to do ought for his fa­ther or his moth­er;
  13. Making the word of ⟨God⟩ of none ef­fect through your tra­di­tion, which ye have de­liv­ered: and ma­ny such like things do ye.
  14. And when he had called all the peo­ple un­to him, he said un­to them, Heark­en un­to me ev­ery one of you, and understand:
  15. There is noth­ing from with­out a man, that en­ter­ing in­to him can de­file him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that de­file the man.
  16. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
  17. And when he was en­tered in­to the house from the peo­ple, his dis­ciples asked him con­cern­ing the parable.
  18. And he sa­ith un­to them, Are ye so with­out un­der­stand­ing al­so? Do ye not per­ceive, that what­so­ever thing from with­out en­ter­eth in­to the man, it can­not de­file him;
  19. Because it en­ter­eth not in­to his heart, but in­to the bel­ly, and go­eth out in­to the draught, purg­ing all meats?
  20. And he said, That which com­eth out of the man‍(’s heart), that de­fil­eth the man. (See: Jeremiah 17:9Matthew 15:19)
  21. For from with­in, out of the heart of men, pro­ceed evil thoughts, adul­ter­ies, for­ni­ca­tions, murders,
  22. Thefts, cov­et­ous­ness, wick­ed­ness, de­ceit, las­ci­vi­ous­ness, an evil eye, blas­phe­my, pride, foolishness:
  23. All these evil things come from with­in, and de­file the man.
  24. And from thence he arose, and went in­to the bor­ders of Tyre and Si‍-‍don, and en­tered in­to an house, and would have no man (to) know it; but he could not be hid.
  25. For a cer­tain wom­an, whose young daugh­ter had an un­clean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
  26. The wom­an was a Greek, a Sy-‍ro-‍phe-‍ni‍‍-‍cian by na­tion; and she be­sought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
  27. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to her, Let the chil­dren first be filled: for it is not meet to take the chil­dren’s bread, and to cast it un­to the dogs.
  28. And she an­swered and said un­to him, Yes, ⟨Lord⟩: yet the dogs un­der the ta­ble eat of the chil­dren’s crumbs.
  29. And he said un­to her, For this say­ing go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
  30. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daugh­ter laid up­on the bed.
  31. And again, de­part­ing from the coasts of Tyre and Si‍-‍don, he came un­to the sea of Gal­i­lee, through the midst of the coasts of De-‍cap‍-‍o-‍lis.
  32. And they bring un­to him one that was deaf, and had an im­ped­i­ment in his speech; and they be­seech him to put his hand up­on him.
  33. And he took him aside from the mul­ti­tude, and put his fin­gers in­to his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
  34. And look­ing up to (the third) heav­en, he sighed, and sa­ith un­to him, Eph‍-‍pha-‍tha, that is, Be opened.
  35. And straight­way his ears were op­ened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
  36. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they pub­lished it;
  37. And were be­yond mea­sure as­ton­ished, say­ing, He hath done all things well: he mak­eth both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Chapter Eight
  1. IN those days the mul­ti­tude be­ing very great, and hav­ing noth­ing to eat, ⟨Jesus⟩ called his dis­ci­ples un­to him, and sa­ith un­to them,
  2. I have com­pas­sion on the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they have now been with me three days, and (now) have noth­ing to eat:
  3. And if I send them away fast­ing to their own hous­es, they will faint by the way: for di­vers of them came from far.
  4. And his dis­ci­ples an­swered him, From whence can a man sat­is­fy these men with bread here in the wilderness?
  5. And he asked them, How ma­ny loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
  6. And he com­mand­ed the peo­ple to sit down on the ground: and he took the sev­en loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his dis­ci­ples to set be­fore them; and they did set them be­fore the people.
  7. And they had a few small fish­es: and he blessed, and com­mand­ed to set them al­so be­fore them.
  8. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the brok­en meat that was left sev­en baskets.
  9. And they that had eat­en were about four thou­sand: and he sent them away.
  10. And straight­way he en­tered in­to a ship with his dis­ci­ples, and came in­to the parts of Dal-‍ma-‍nu‍-‍tha.
  11. And the Phar­i­sees came forth, and be­gan to ques­tion with him, seek­ing of him a sign from heav­en, tempt­ing him.
  12. And he sighed deep­ly in his spir­it, and sa­ith, Why doth this gen­er­a­tion seek af­ter a sign? ver­i­ly I say un­to you, There shall no sign be giv­en un­to this generation.
  13. And he left them, and en­ter­ing in­to the ship again de­part­ed to the oth­er side.
  14. Now the dis­ci­ples had for­got­ten to take bread, nei­ther had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
  15. And he charged them, say­ing, Take heed, be­ware of the leav­en of the Phar­i­sees, and of the leav­en of Herod.
  16. And they rea­soned among them­selves, say­ing, It is be­cause we have no bread.
  17. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ knew it, he sa­ith un­to them, Why rea­son ye, be­cause we have no bread? per­ceive ye not yet, nei­ther un­der­stand? have ye your heart yet hardened?
  18. Having eyes, see ye not? and hav­ing ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
  19. When I brake the five loaves among five thou­sand, how ma­ny bas­kets full of frag­ments took ye up? They say un­to him, Twelve.
  20. And when the sev­en among four thou­sand, how ma­ny bas­kets full of frag­ments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
  21. And he said un­to them, How is it that ye do not understand?
  22. And he com­eth to Beth-‍sa‍-‍i-‍da; and they bring a blind man un­to him, and be­sought him to touch him.
  23. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands up­on him, he asked him if he saw ought.
  24. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
  25. After that he put his hands again up­on his eyes, and made him look up: and he was re­stored, and saw ev­ery man clearly.
  26. And he sent him away to his house, say­ing, Nei­ther go in­to the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
  27. And ⟨Jesus⟩ went out, and his dis­ci­ples, in­to the towns of Cæ-‍a-‍re‍-‍a Phi-‍lip‍-‍pi: and by the way he asked his dis­ci­ples, say­ing un­to them, Whom do men say that I am?
  28. And they an­swered, John the Bap­tist: but some say, E-‍li‍-‍as; and oth­ers, One of the prophets.
  29. And he sa­ith un­to them, But whom say ye that I am? And Pe­ter an­swer­eth and sa­ith un­to him, Thou art the ⟨Christ⟩.
  30. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
  31. And he be­gan to teach them, that the Son of man must suf­fer ma­ny things, and be re­ject­ed of the el­ders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and af­ter three days rise again.
  32. And he spake that say­ing op­en­ly. And Pe­ter took him, and be­gan to re­buke him.
  33. But when he had turned about and looked on his dis­ci­ples, he re­buked Pe­ter, say­ing, Get thee be­hind me, Sa­tan: for thou sav­our­est not the things that be of ⟨God⟩, but the things that be of men.
  34. And when he had called the peo­ple un­to him with his dis­ci­ples al­so, he said un­to them, Who­so­ever will come af­ter me, let him de­ny him­self, and take up his cross, and fol­low me.
  35. For who­so­ever will save his life shall lose it; but who­so­ever shall lose his life for my sake and the gos­pel’s, the same shall save it.
  36. For what shall it prof­it a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
  37. Or what shall a man give in ex­change for his soul?
  38. Whosoever there­fore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adul­ter­ous and sin­ful gen­er­a­tion; of him al­so shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he com­eth in the glo­ry of his Fa­ther with the ho­ly angels.
Chapter Nine
  1. AND he said un­to them, Ver­i­ly, I say un­to you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the king­dom of God come with power.
  2. And af­ter six days ⟨Jesus⟩ tak­eth with him Pe­ter, and James, and John, and lead­eth them up in­to an high moun­tain apart by them­selves: and he was trans­fig­ured be­fore them.
  3. And his rai­ment be­came shin­ing, ex­ceed­ing white as snow; so as no full­er on earth can white them.
  4. And there ap­peared un­to them E-‍li‍-‍as with Mo­ses: and they were talk­ing with ⟨Jesus⟩.
  5. And Pe­ter an­swered and said to ⟨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.
  6. For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
  7. And there was a cloud that over­shad­owed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, say­ing, This is my be­lov­ed Son: hear him.
  8. And sud­den­ly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save ⟨Jesus⟩ on­ly with themselves.
  9. And as they came down from the moun­tain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were ris­en from the dead.
  10. And they kept that say­ing with them­selves, ques­tion­ing one with an­oth­er what the ris­ing from the dead should mean.
  11. And they asked him, say­ing, Why say the scribes that E-‍li‍-‍as must first come?
  12. And he an­swered and told them, E-‍li‍-‍as ver­i­ly com­eth first, and re­stor­eth all things; and how it is writ­ten of the Son of man, that he must suf­fer ma­ny things, and be set at nought.
  13. But I say un­to you, That E-‍li‍-‍as is in­deed come, and they have done un­to him what­so­ever they list­ed, as it is writ­ten of him.
  14. And when he came to his dis­ci­ples, he saw a great mul­ti­tude about them, and the scribes ques­tion­ing with them.
  15. And straight­way all the peo­ple, when they be­held him, were great­ly amazed, and run­ning to him sa­lut­ed him.
  16. And he asked the scribes, What ques­tion ye with them?
  17. And one of the mul­ti­tude an­swered and said, Mas­ter, I have brought un­to thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit[]
  1. And where­so­ever he tak­eth him, he tear­eth him: and he foam­eth (at the mouth), and gnash­eth with his teeth, and pin­eth away: and I spake to thy dis­ci­ples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
  2. He an­swer­eth him, and sa­ith, O faith­less gen­er­a­tion, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suf­fer you? bring him un­to me.
  3. And they brought him un­to him: and when he saw him, straight­way the spir­it tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wal­lowed foaming (at the mouth).
  4. And he asked his fa­ther, How long is it ago since this came un­to him? And he said, Of a child.
  5. And oft­times it hath cast him in­to the fire, and in­to the wa­ters, to de­stroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have com­pas­sion on us, and help us.
  6. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, If thou canst be­lieve, all things are pos­si­ble to him that believeth.
  7. And straight­way the fa­ther of the child cried out, and said with tears, ⟨Lord⟩, I be­lieve; help thou mine unbelief.
  8. When ⟨Jesus⟩ saw that the peo­ple came run­ning to­geth­er, he re­buked the foul spir­it, say­ing un­to him, Thou dumb and deaf spir­it, I charge thee, come out of him, and en­ter no more in­to him.
  9. And the spir­it cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; in­so­much that ma­ny said, He is dead.
  10. But ⟨Jesus⟩ took him by the hand, and lift­ed him up; and he arose.
  11. And when he was come in­to the house, his dis­ci­ples asked him pri­vate­ly, Why could not we cast him out?
  12. And he said un­to them, This kind can­(not) come forth by noth­ing, but by pray­er and fasting.
  13. And they de­part­ed thence, and passed through Gal­i­lee; and he would not that any man should know it.
  14. For he taught his dis­ci­ples, and said un­to them, The Son of man is de­liv­ered in­to the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and af­ter that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
  15. But they un­der­stood not that say­ing, and were afraid to ask him.
  16. And he came to Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um: and be­ing in the house he asked them, What was it that ye dis­put­ed among your­selves by the way?
  17. But they held their peace: for by the way they had dis­put­ed among them­selves, who should be the greatest.
  18. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and sa­ith un­to them, If any man de­sire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and serv­ant of all.
  19. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had tak­en him in his arms, he said un­to them,
  20. Whosoever shall re­ceive one of such chil­dren in my name, re­ceiv­eth me: and who­so­ever shall re­ceive me, re­ceiv­eth not me, but him that sent me.
  21. And John an­swered him, say­ing, Mas­ter, we saw one cast­ing out devils in thy name, and he fol­low­eth not us: and we for­bad‍(e) him, be­cause he fol­low­eth not us.
  22. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said, For­bid him not: for there is no man which shall do a mir­a­cle in my name, that can light­ly speak evil of me.
  23. For he that is not against us is on our part.
  24. For who­so­ever shall give you a cup of wa­ter to drink in my name, be­cause ye be­long to ⟨Christ⟩, ver­i­ly I say un­to you, he shall not lose his reward.
  25. And who­so­ever shall of­fend one of these lit­tle ones that be­lieve in me, it is bet­ter for him that a mill­stone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast in­to the sea.
  26. And if thy hand of­fend thee, cut it off: it is bet­ter for thee to en­ter in­to life maimed, than hav­ing two hands to go in­to hell, in­to the fire that never shall be quenched:
  27. Where their worm di­eth not, and the fire is not quenched.
  28. And if thy foot of­fend thee, cut it off: it is bet­ter for thee to en­ter halt in­to life, than hav­ing two feet to be cast in­to hell, in­to the fire that nev­er shall be quenched:
  29. Where their worm di­eth not, and the fire is not quenched.
  30. And if thine eye of­fend thee, pluck it out: it is bet­ter for thee to en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ with one eye, than hav­ing two eyes to be cast in­to hell fire:
  31. Where their worm di­eth not, and the fire is not quenched.
  32. For ev­ery one shall be salt­ed with fire, and ev­ery sac­ri­fice shall be salt­ed with salt.
  33. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his salt­ness, where­with will ye sea­son it? Have salt in your­selves, and have peace one with another.
Chapter Ten
  1. AND he arose from thence and com­eth in­to the coasts of Ju-‍dæ‍-‍a by the far­ther side of Jordan: and the peo­ple re­sort un­to him again; and, as he was wont (to do), he taught them again.
  2. And the Phar­i­sees came to him, and asked him, Is it law­ful for a man to put away his wife? tempt­ing him.
  3. And he an­swered and said un­to them, What did Mo­ses com­mand you?
  4. And they said, Mo­ses suf­fered to write a bill of di­vorce­ment, and to put her away.
  5. And he an­swered and said un­to them, For the hard­ness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
  6. But from the be­gin­ning of the cre­a­tion ⟨God⟩made them male and female.
  7. For this cause shall a man leave his fa­ther and moth­er, and cleave to his wife:
  8. And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
  9. What there­fore ⟨God⟩ hath joined to­geth­er, let not man put asunder.
  10. And in the house his dis­ci­ples asked him again of the same matter.
  11. And he sa­ith un­to them, Who­so­ever shall put away his wife, and mar­ry an­oth­er, com­mit­teth adul­tery against her.
  12. And if a wom­an shall put away her hus­band, and be mar­ried to an­oth­er, she com­mit­teth adultery.
  13. And they brought young chil­dren to him, that he should touch them: and his dis­ci­ples re­buked them that brought them.
  14. But when ⟨Jesus⟩ saw it, he was much dis­pleased, and said un­to them, Suf­fer the lit­tle chil­dren to come un­to me, and for­bid them not: for of such is the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  15. Verily I say un­to you, Who­so­ever shall not re­ceive the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ as a lit­tle child, he shall not en­ter therein.
  16. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands up­on them, and blessed them.
  17. And when he was gone forth in­to the way, there came one run­ning, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Mas­ter, what shall I do that I may in­her­it eter­nal life?
  18. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Why call­est thou me good? there is none good but one, that is⟨God⟩.
  19. Thou know­est the com­mand­ments, Do not steal, Do not bear false wit­ness, De­fraud not, Hon­our thy fa­ther and mother.
  20. And he an­swered and said un­to him, Mas­ter, all these have I ob­served from my youth.
  21. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ be­hold­ing him loved him, and said un­to him, One thing thou lack­est: go thy way, sell what­so­ever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have trea­sure in (the third) heav­en: and come, take up the cross, and fol­low me.
  22. And he was sad at that say­ing, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
  23. And ⟨Jesus⟩ looked round about, and sa­ith un­to his dis­ci­ples, How hard­ly shall they that have rich­es en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩!
  24. And the dis­ci­ples were as­ton­ished at his words. But ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­eth again, and sa­ith un­to them, Chil­dren, how hard is it for them that trust in rich­es to en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩!
  25. It is ea­si­er for a cam­el to go through the eye of a nee­dle, than for a rich man to en­ter in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  26. And they were as­ton­ished out of mea­sure, say­ing among them­selves, Who then can be saved?
  27. And ⟨Jesus⟩ look­ing up­on them sa­ith, With men it is im­pos­si­ble, but not with ⟨God⟩: for with ⟨God⟩ all things are possible.
  28. Then Pe­ter be­gan to say un­to him, Lo, we have left all, and have fol­lowed thee.
  29. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, There is no man that hath left house, or breth­ren, or sis­ters, or fa­ther, or moth­er, or wife, or chil­dren, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
  30. But he shall re­ceive an hun­dred­fold now in this time, hous­es, and breth­ren, and sis­ters, and moth­ers, and chil­dren, and lands, with per­se­cu­tions; and in the world to come eter­nal life.
  31. But ma­ny that are first shall be last; and the last first.
  32. And they were in the way go­ing up to Je­ru­sa­lem; and ⟨Jesus⟩ went be­fore them: and they were amazed; and as they fol­lowed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and be­gan to tell them what things should hap­pen un­to him.
  33. Saying, Be­hold, we go up to Je­ru­sa­lem; and the Son of man shall be de­liv­ered un­to the chief priests, and un­to the scribes; and they shall con­demn him to death, and shall de­liv­er him to the Gentiles:
  34. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit up­on him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
  35. And James and John, the sons of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee, come un­to him, say­ing, Mas­ter, we would that thou should­est do for us what­so­ever we shall desire.
  36. And he said un­to them, What would ye that I should do for you?
  37. They said un­to him, Grant un­to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the oth­er on thy left hand, in thy glory.
  38. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be bap­tized with the bap­tism that I am bap­tized with?
  39. And they said un­to him, We can. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Ye shall in­deed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the bap­tism that I am bap­tized with­al shall ye be baptized;
  40. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be giv­en un­to them for whom it is prepared.
  41. And when the ten heard it, they be­gan to be much dis­pleased with James and John.
  42. But ⟨Jesus⟩ called them to him, and sa­ith un­to them, Ye know that they which are ac­count­ed to rule over the Gen­tiles ex­er­cise lord­ship over them; and their great ones ex­er­cise au­thor­ity up­on them.
  43. But so shall it not be among you: but who­so­ever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
  44. And who­so­ever of you will be the chief­est, shall be serv­ant of all.
  45. For even the Son of man came not to be min­is­tered un­to, but to min­is­ter, and to give his life a ran­som for many.
  46. And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his dis­ci­ples and a great num­ber of peo­ple, blind Bar-‍ti-‍mæ‍-‍us, the son of Ti-‍mæ‍‍-‍us, sat by the high­way side begging.
  47. And when he heard that it was ⟨Jesus⟩ of Naz­a­reth, he be­gan to cry out, and say, ⟨Jesus⟩, thou son of David, have mer­cy on me.
  48. And ma­ny charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mer­cy on me.
  49. And ⟨Jesus⟩ stood still, and com­mand­ed him to be called. And they call the blind man, say­ing un­to him, Be of good com­fort, rise: he call­eth thee.
  50. And he, cast­ing away his gar­ment, rose, and came to ⟨Jesus⟩.
  51. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to him, What wilt thou that I should do un­to thee? The blind man said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, that I might re­ceive my sight.
  52. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And im­me­di­ate­ly he re­ceived his sight, and fol­lowed ⟨Jesus⟩ in the way.
Chapter Eleven
  1. AND when they came nigh to Je­ru­sa­lem, un­to Beth‍-‍pha-‍ge and Beth‍-‍a-‍ny, at the mount of Ol­ives, he send­eth forth two of his disciples.
  2. And sa­ith un­to them, Go your way in­to the vil­lage over against you: and as soon as ye be en­tered in­to it, ye shall find a colt tied, where­on nev­er man sat; loose him, and bring him.
  3. And if any man say un­to you, Why do ye this? say ye that the ⟨Lord⟩ hath need of him; and straight­way he will send him hither.
  4. And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door with­out in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.
  5. And cer­tain of them that stood there said un­to them, What do ye, loos­ing the colt?
  6. And they said un­to them even as ⟨Jesus⟩ had com­mand­ed: and they let them go.
  7. And they brought the colt to ⟨Jesus⟩, and cast their gar­ments on him; and he sat up­on him.
  8. And ma­ny spread their gar­ments in the way: and oth­ers cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.
  9. And they that went be­fore, and they that fol­lowed, cried, say­ing, Ho­san­na; Bless­ed is he that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩:
  10. Blessed be the king­dom of our fa­ther David, that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩: Ho­san­na in the highest.
  11. And ⟨Jesus⟩ en­tered in­to Je­ru­sa­lem, and in­to the tem­ple: and when he had looked round about up­on all things, and now the even­tide was come, he went out un­to Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny with the twelve.
  12. And on the mor­row, when they were come from Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny, he was hungry:
  13. And see­ing a fig tree afar off hav­ing leaves, he came, if hap­ly he might find any thing there­on: and when he came to it, he found noth­ing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
  14. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to it, No man eat fruit of thee here­af­ter for ever. And his dis­ci­ples heard it.
  15. And they come to Je­ru­sa­lem: and ⟨Jesus⟩ went in­to the tem­ple, and be­gan to cast out them that sold and bought in the tem­ple, and over­threw the ta­bles of the mon­ey­chang­ers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
  16. And would not suf­fer that any man should car­ry any ves­sel through the temple.
  17. And he taught, say­ing un­to them, Is it not writ­ten, My house shall be called of all na­tions the house of pray­er? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
  18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might de­stroy him: for they feared him, be­cause all the peo­ple was as­ton­ished at his doctrine.
  19. And when even was come, he went out of the city.
  20. And in the morn­ing, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
  21. And Pe­ter call­ing to re­mem­brance sa­ith un­to him, Mas­ter, be­hold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is with­ered away.
  22. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing sa­ith un­to them, Have faith in ⟨God⟩.
  23. For ver­i­ly I say un­to you, That who­so­ever shall say un­to this moun­tain, Be thou re­moved, and be thou cast in­to the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall be­lieve that those things which he sa­ith shall come to pass; he shall have what­so­ever he saith.
  24. Therefore I say un­to you, What things so­ever ye de­sire, when ye pray, be­lieve that ye re­ceive them, and ye shall have them.
  25. And when ye stand pray­ing, for­give, if ye have ought against any: that your Fa­ther al­so which is in heav­en may for­give you your trespasses.
  26. But if ye do not for­give, nei­ther will your Fa­ther which is in heav­en for­give your trespasses.
  27. And they come again to Je­ru­sa­lem: and as he was walk­ing in the tem­ple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
  28. And say un­to him, By what au­thor­ity do­est thou these things? and who gave thee this au­thor­ity to do these things?
  29. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, I will al­so ask of you one ques­tion, and an­swer me, and I will tell you by what au­thor­ity I do these things.
  30. The bap­tism of John, was it from heav­en, or of men? answer me.
  31. And they rea­soned with them­selves, say­ing, If we shall say, From heav­en; he will say, Why then did ye not be­lieve him?
  32. But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the peo­ple: for all men count­ed John, that he was a proph­et indeed.
  33. And they an­swered and said un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, We can­not tell. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing sa­ith un­to them, Nei­ther do I tell you by what au­thor­ity I do these things.
Chapter Twelve
  1. AND he be­gan to speak un­to them by par­a­bles. A cer­tain man planted a vine­yard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine­fat, and built a tow­er, and let it out to hus­band­men, and went in­to a far country.
  2. And at the sea­son he sent to the hus­band­men a serv­ant, that he might re­ceive from the hus­band­men of the fruit of the vineyard.
  3. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
  4. And again he sent un­to them an­oth­er serv­ant; and at him they cast stones, and wound­ed him in the head, and sent him away shame­ful­ly handled.
  5. And again he sent an­oth­er; and him they killed, and ma­ny oth­ers; beat­ing some, and kill­ing some.
  6. Having yet there­fore one son, his well­be­lov­ed, he sent him al­so last un­to them, say­ing, They will rev­er­ence my son.
  7. But those hus­band­men said among them­selves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the in­her­it­ance shall be our’s.
  8. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
  9. What shall there­fore the lord of the vine­yard do? he will come and de­stroy the hus­band­men, and will give the vine­yard un­to others.
  10. And have ye not read this scrip­ture: The stone which the build­ers re­ject­ed is be­come the head of the corner:
  11. This was the ⟨Lord’s⟩ do­ing, and it is mar­vel­lous in our eyes?
  12. And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the peo­ple: for they knew that he had spo­ken the par­a­ble against them: and they left him, and went their way.
  13. And they send un­to him cer­tain of the Phar­i­sees and of the He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍ans, to catch him in his words.
  14. And when they were come, they say un­to him, Mas­ter, we know that thou art true, and car­est for no man: for thou re­gard­est not the per­son of men, but teach­est the way of ⟨God⟩ in truth: is it law­ful to give trib­ute un­to Cæsar, or not?
  15. Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, know­ing their hy­poc­ri­sy, said un­to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a pen­ny, that I may see it.
  16. And they brought it. And he sa­ith un­to them, Whose is this im­age and su­per­scrip­tion? And they say un­to him, Cæsar’s.
  17. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, Rend­er to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to ⟨God⟩ the things that are ⟨God’s⟩. And they mar­velled at him.
  18. Then come un­to him the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees, which say there is no res­ur­rec­tion; and they asked him, saying,
  19. Master, Mo­ses wrote un­to us, If a man’s broth­er die, and leave his wife be­hind him, and leave no chil­dren, that his broth­er should take his wife, and raise up seed un­to his brother.
  20. Now there were sev­en breth­ren: and the first took a wife, and dy­ing left no seed.
  21. And the sec­ond took her, and died, nei­ther left he any seed: and the third likewise.
  22. And the sev­en had her, and left no seed: last of all the wom­an died also.
  23. In the res­ur­rec­tion there­fore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the sev­en had her to wife.
  24. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to them, Do ye not there­fore err, be­cause ye know not the scrip­tures, nei­ther the pow­er of ⟨God⟩?
  25. ⟨•For when they shall rise from the dead, they nei­ther mar­ry, nor are giv­en in mar­riage; but are as the an­gels which are in heaven.•⟩
  26. And as touch­ing the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Mo­ses, how in the bush ⟨God⟩ spake un­to him, say­ing, am the ⟨God⟩ of Abra­ham, and the ⟨God⟩ of Isaac, and the ⟨God⟩ of Jacob?
  27. He is not the ⟨God⟩ of the dead, but the ⟨God⟩ of the liv­ing: ye there­fore do great­ly err.
  28. And one of the scribes came, and hav­ing heard them rea­son­ing to­geth­er, and per­ceiv­ing that he had an­swered them well, asked him, Which is the first com­mand­ment of all?
  29. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered him, The first of all the com­mand­ments is, Hear O Is­ra­el; The ⟨Lord⟩ our ⟨God⟩ is one ⟨Lord⟩:
  30. And thou shalt love the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩ with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
  31. And the sec­ond is like, name­ly this, Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour as thy­self. There is none oth­er com­mand­ment great­er than these.
  32. And the scribe said un­to him, Well, Mas­ter, thou hast said the truth: for there is one ⟨God⟩; and there is none oth­er but he:
  33. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the un­der­stand­ing, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neigh­bour as him­self, is more than all whole burnt of­fer­ings and sacrifices.
  34. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ saw that he an­swered dis­creet­ly, he said un­to him, Thou art not far from the king­dom of ⟨God⟩. And no man af­ter that durst ask him any (more) question(s).
  35. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, while he taught in the tem­ple, How say the scribes that ⟨Christ⟩ is the son of David?
  36. For David him­self said by the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, The ⟨Lord⟩ said to my ⟨Lord⟩, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine ene­mies thy footstool.
  37. David there­fore him­self call­eth him ⟨Lord⟩; and whence is he then his son? And the com­mon peo­ple heard him gladly.
  38. And he said un­to them in his doc­trine, Be­ware of the scribes, which love to go in long cloth­ing, and love sal­u­ta­tions in the marketplaces,
  39. And the chief seats in the syn­a­gogues, and the up­per­most rooms at feasts:
  40. Which de­vour wid­ow’s hous­es, and for a pre­tence(sic) make long pray­ers: these shall re­ceive great­er damnation.
  41. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sat over against the trea­sury, and be­held how the peo­ple cast mon­ey in­to the trea­sury: and ma­ny that were rich cast in much.
  42. And there came a cer­tain poor wid­ow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
  43. And he called un­to him his dis­ci­ples, and sa­ith un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, That this poor wid­ow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast in­to the treasury.
  44. For all they did cast in of their abun­dance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even her living.
Chapter Thirteen
  1. AND as he went out of the tem­ple, one of his dis­ci­ples sa­ith un­to him, Mas­ter, see what man­ner of stones and what build­ings are here!
  2. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to him, Seest thou these great build­ings? there shall not be left one stone up­on an­oth­er, that shall not be thrown down.
  3. And as he sat up­on the mount of Ol­ives over against the tem­ple, Pe­ter and James and John and An­drew asked him privately,
  4. Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
  5. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing them be­gan to say, Take heed lest any man de­ceive you:
  6. For ma­ny shall come in my name, say­ing, I am Christ; and shall de­ceive many.
  7. And when ye shall hear of wars and ru­mours(sic) of wars, be ye not trou­bled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
  8. For na­tion shall rise against na­tion, and king­dom against king­dom: and there shall be earth­quakes in di­vers plac­es, and there shall be fam­ines and trou­bles: these are the be­gin­nings of sorrows.
  9. But take heed to your­selves: for they shall de­liv­er you up to coun­cils; and in the syn­a­gogues ye shall be beat­en: and ye shall be brought be­fore rul­ers and kings for my sake, for a tes­ti­mo­ny against them.
  10. And the gos­pel must first be pub­lished among all nations.
  11. But when they shall lead you, and de­liv­er you up, take no thought be­fore­hand what ye shall speak, nei­ther do ye pre­med­i­tate: but what­so­ever shall be giv­en you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩.
  12. Now the broth­er shall be­tray the broth­er to death, and the fa­ther the son; and chil­dren shall rise up against their par­ents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
  13. And ye shall be hat­ed of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall en­dure un­to the end, the same shall be saved.
  14. But when ye shall see the abom­i­na­tion of des­o­la­tion, spo­ken of by Daniel the proph­et, stand­ing where it ought not, (let him that read­eth un­der­stand,) then let them that be in Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a flee to the mountains:
  15. And let him that is on the house­top not go down in­to the house, nei­ther en­ter there­in to take any thing out of his house:
  16. And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
  17. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
  18. And pray ye that your flight be not in winter.
  19. For in those days shall be af­flic­tion, such as was not from the be­gin­ning of the cre­a­tion which ⟨God⟩ cre­at­ed un­to this time, nei­ther shall be (ever again).
  20. And ex­cept that the ⟨Lord⟩ had short­ened those days, no flesh should be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom he hath chos­en, he hath short­ened the days.
  21. And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is ⟨Christ⟩; or, lo, he is there; be­lieve him not:
  22. For false ⟨Christs⟩ and false proph­ets shall rise, and shall shew signs and won­ders, to se­duce, if it were pos­si­ble, even the elect.
  23. But (none­the­less) take ye heed: be­hold, I have fore­told you all things.
  24. But in those days, af­ter that trib­u­la­tion, the sun shall be dark­ened, and the moon shall not give her light,
  25. And the stars of (the sec­ond) heav­en shall fall, and the pow­ers that are in (the sec­ond) heav­en shall be shaken.
  26. And then shall they see the Son of man com­ing in the clouds (multitudes of an­gels) with great pow­er and glory.
  27. And then shall he send his an­gels, and shall gath­er to­geth­er his elect from the four winds, from the ut­ter­most part of the earth to the ut­ter­most part of (the first) heaven.
  28. Now learn a par­a­ble of the fig tree; When her branch is yet ten­der, and put­teth forth leaves, ye know that sum­mer is near:
  29. So ye in like man­ner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
  30. Verily I say un­to you, that this gen­er­a­tion shall not pass, till all these things be done.
  31. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
  32. But of that day and that hour know­eth no man, no, not the an­gels which are in (the third) heav­en, nei­ther the Son, but (on­ly) the Fa­ther (of all spirits).
  33. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
  34. For the Son of man is as a man tak­ing a far jour­ney, who left his house, and gave au­thor­ity to his serv­ants, and to ev­ery man his work, and com­mand­ed the por­ter to watch.
  35. Watch ye there­fore: for ye know not when the mas­ter of the house com­eth, at even, or at mid­night, or at the cock­crow­ing, or in the morning:
  36. Lest com­ing sud­den­ly he find you sleeping.
  37. And what I say un­to you I say un­to all, ‍Watch.
Chapter Fourteen
  1. AFTER two days was the feast of the pass­over, and of un­leav­ened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
  2. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an up­roar of the people.
  3. And be­ing in Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny in the house of Si­mon the lep­er, as he sat at meat, there came a wom­an hav­ing an al­a­bast­er box of oint­ment of spike­nard very pre­cious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
  4. And there were some that had in­dig­na­tion with­in them­selves, and said, Why was this waste of the oint­ment made?
  5. For it might have been sold for more than three hun­dred pence, and have been giv­en to the poor. And they mur­mured against her.
  6. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Let her alone; why trou­ble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
  7. For ye have the poor with you al­ways, and when­so­ever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
  8. She hath done what she could: she is come afore­hand to anoint my body to the burying.
  9. Verily I say un­to you, Where­so­ever this gos­pel shall be preached through­out the whole world, this al­so that she hath done shall be spo­ken of for a me­mo­ri­al of her.
  10. And Ju­das Is-‍car‍‍-‍i-‍ot, one of the twelve, went un­to the chief priests, to be­tray him un­to them.
  11. And when they heard it, they were glad, and prom­ised to give him mon­ey. And he sought how he might con­ven­ient­ly be­tray him.
  12. And the first day of un­leav­ened bread, when they killed the pass­over, his dis­ci­ples said un­to him, Where wilt thou that we go and pre­pare that thou may­est eat the passover?
  13. And he send­eth forth two of his dis­ci­ples, and sa­ith un­to them, Go ye in­to the city, and there shall meet you a man bear­ing a pitch­er of wa­ter: fol­low him.
  14. And where­so­ever he shall go in, say ye to the good­man of the house, The Mas­ter sa­ith, Where is the guest­cham­ber, where I shall eat the pass­over with my disciples?
  15. And he will shew you a large up­per room fur­nished and pre­pared: there make rea­dy for us.
  16. And his dis­ci­ples went forth, and came in­to the city, and found as he had said un­to them: and they made rea­dy the passover.
  17. And in the eve­ning he com­eth with the twelve.
  18. And as they sat and did eat, ⟨Jesus⟩ said,‌Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, One of you which eat­eth with me shall be­tray me.
  19. And they be­gan to be sor­row­ful, and to say un­to him one by one, Is it I? and an­oth­er said, Is it I?
  20. And he an­swered and said un­to them, It is one of the twelve, that dip­peth with me in the dish.
  21. The Son of man in­deed go­eth, as it is writ­ten of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is be­trayed! good were it for that man if he had nev­er been born.
  22. And as they did eat, ⟨Jesus⟩ took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
  23. And he took the cup, and when he had giv­en thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
  24. And he said un­to them, This is my blood of the new tes­ta­ment, which is shed for many.
  25. Verily I say un­to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, un­til that day that I drink it new in the king­dom of ⟨God⟩.
  26. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out in­to the mount of Olives.
  27. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, All ye shall be of­fend­ed be­cause of me this night: for it is writ­ten, I will smite the shep­herd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
  28. But af­ter that I am ris­en, I will go be­fore you in­to Galilee.
  29. But Pe­ter said un­to him, Al­though all shall be of­fend­ed, yet will not I.
  30. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, Ver­i­ly I say un­to thee, That this day, even in this night, be­fore the cock crow twice, thou shalt de­ny me thrice.
  31. But he spake the more ve­he­ment­ly, If I should die with thee, I will not de­ny thee in any wise. Like­wise al­so said they all.
  32. And they came to a place which was named (the gar­den of) Geth-‍sem‍‍-‍a-‍ne: and he sa­ith to his dis­ci­ples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
  33. And he tak­eth with him Pe­ter and James and John, and be­gan to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
  34. And he sa­ith un­to them, My soul is ex­ceed­ing sor­row­ful un­to death: tar­ry ye here, and watch.
  35. And he went for­ward a lit­tle, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were pos­si­ble, the hour might pass from him.
  36. And he said, Ab‍‍-‍ba, Fa­ther, all things are pos­si­ble un­to thee; take away this cup from me: never­the­less not what I will, but what thou wilt.
  37. And he com­eth and find­eth them sleep­ing, and sa­ith un­to Pe­ter, Si­mon, sleep­est thou? could­est not thou watch one hour?
  38. Watch ye and pray, lest ye en­ter in­to temp­ta­tion. The spirit tru­ly is rea­dy, but the flesh is weak.
  39. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
  40. And when he re­turned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) nei­ther wist they what to an­swer him.
  41. And he com­eth the third time, and sa­ith un­to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; be­hold, the Son of man is be­trayed in­to the hands of sinners.
  42. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that be­tray­eth me is at hand.
  43. And im­me­di­ate­ly, while he yet spake, com­eth Ju­das, one of the twelve, and with him a great mul­ti­tude with swords and staves, from the chief priest and the scribes and the elders.
  44. And he that be­trayed him had giv­en them a tok­en, say­ing, Whom­so­ever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
  45. And as soon as he was come, he go­eth straight­way to him, and sa­ith, Mas­ter, mas­ter; and kissed him.
  46. And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
  47. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a serv­ant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
  48. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
  49. I was dai­ly with you in the tem­ple teach­ing, and ye took me not: but the scrip­tures must be fulfilled.
  50. And they all for­sook him, and fled.
  51. And there fol­lowed him a cer­tain young man, hav­ing a lin­en cloth cast about his nak­ed body; and the young men laid hold on him:
  52. And he left the lin­en cloth, and fled from them naked.?
  53. And they led ⟨Jesus⟩ away to the high priest: and with him were as­sem­bled all the chief priests and the el­ders and the scribes.
  54. And Pe­ter fol­lowed him afar off, even in­to the pal­ace of the high priest: and he sat with the serv­ants, and warmed him­self at the fire.
  55. And the chief priests and all the coun­cil sought for wit­ness against ⟨Jesus⟩ to put him to death; and found none.
  56. For ma­ny bare false wit­ness against him, but their wit­ness agreed not together.
  57. And there arose cer­tain, and bare false wit­ness against him, saying,
  58. We heard him say, I will de­stroy this tem­ple that is made with hands, and with­in three days I will build an­oth­er made with­out hands.
  59. But nei­ther so did their wit­ness agree together.
  60. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked ⟨Jesus⟩, say­ing, An­swer­est thou noth­ing? what is it which these wit­ness against thee?
  61. But he held his peace, and an­swered noth­ing. Again the high priest asked him, and said un­to him, Art thou the ⟨Christ⟩, the Son of the Blessed?
  62. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sit­ting on the right hand of pow­er, and com­ing in the clouds of (the third) heaven.
  63. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and sa­ith, What need we any fur­ther witnesses?
  64. Ye have heard the blas­phe­my: what think ye? And they all con­demned him to be guil­ty of death.
  65. And some be­gan to spit on him, and to cov­er his face, and to buf­fet him, and to say un­to him, Proph­e­sy: and the serv­ants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
  66. And as Pe­ter was be­neath in the pal­ace, there com­eth one of the maids of the high priest:
  67. And when she saw Pe­ter warm­ing him­self, she looked up­on him, and said, And thou al­so wast with ⟨Jesus⟩ of Nazareth.
  68. But he de­nied, say­ing, I know not,1 nei­ther un­der­stand I what thou say­est. And he went out in­to the porch; and the cock crew.
  69. And a maid saw him again, and be­gan to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
  70. And he de­nied it again.2 And a lit­tle af­ter, they that stood by said again to Pe­ter, Sure­ly thou art one of them: for thou art a Gal-‍i-‍læ‍‍-‍an, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
  71. But he be­gan to curse and to swear, say­ing, I know not this man of whom ye speak.3
  72. And the sec­ond time the cock crew. And Pe­ter called to mind the word that ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, (“)Be­fore the cock crow twice, thou shalt de­ny me thrice.‍(”) And when he thought there­on, he wept.
Chapter Fifteen
  1. AND straight­way in the morn­ing the chief priests held a con­sul­ta­tion with the el­ders and scribes and the whole coun­cil, and bound ⟨Jesus⟩, and car­ried him away, and de­liv­ered him to Pilate.
  2. And Pi­late asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he an­swer­ing said un­to him, Thou say­est it.
  3. And the chief priests ac­cused him of ma­ny things: but he an­swered nothing.
  4. And Pi­late asked him again, say­ing, An­swer­est thou noth­ing? be­hold how ma­ny things they wit­ness against thee.
  5. But ⟨Jesus⟩ yet an­swered noth­ing; so that Pi­late marvelled.
  6. Now at that feast he re­leased un­to them one pris­on­er, whom­so­ever they desired.
  7. And there was one named Bar-‍ab‍‍-‍bas, which lay bound with them that had made in­sur­rec­tion with him, who had com­mit­ted mur­der in the insurrection.
  8. And the mul­ti­tude cry­ing aloud be­gan to de­sire him to do as he had ever done un­to them.
  9. But Pi­late an­swered them, say­ing, Will ye that I re­lease un­to you the King of the Jews?
  10. For he knew that the chief priests had de­liv­ered him for envy.
  11. But the chief priests moved the peo­ple, that he should rath­er re­lease Bar-‍ab‍‍-‍bas un­to them.
  12. And Pi­late an­swered and said again un­to them, What will ye then that I shall do un­to him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
  13. And they cried out again, Cru­ci­fy him.
  14. Then Pi­late said un­to them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more ex­ceed­ing­ly, Cru­ci­fy him.
  15. And so Pi­late, will­ing to con­tent the peo­ple, re­leased Bar-‍ab‍‍-‍bas un­to them, and de­liv­ered ⟨Jesus⟩ (to his sol­diers), when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
  16. And the sol­diers led him away in­to the hall, called Præ-‍to‍‍-‍ri-‍um; and they call to­geth­er the whole band.
  17. And they clothed him with pur­ple, and platted(sic) a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
  18. And be­gan to sa­lute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
  19. And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit up­on him, and bow­ing their knees (“)wor­shipped(”) him.
  20. And when they had mocked him, they took off the pur­ple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to cru­ci­fy him.
  21. And they com­pel one Si­mon a Cy-‍re‍‍-‍ni-‍an, who passed by, com­ing out of the coun­try, the fa­ther of Alex­and­er and Ru­fus, to bear his cross.
  22. And they bring him un­to the place Gol‍‍-‍go-‍tha, which is, be­ing in­ter­pret­ed, The place of a skull.
  23. And they gave him to drink wine min­gled with myrrh: but he re­ceived it not.
  24. And when they had cru­ci­fied him, they part­ed his gar­ments, cast­ing lots up­on them, what ev­ery man should take.
  25. And it was the third hour, and they cru­ci­fied him.
  26. And the su­per­scrip­tion of his ac­cu­sa­tion was writ­ten over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
  27. And with him they cru­ci­fy two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the oth­er on his left.
  28. And the scrip­ture was ful­filled, which sa­ith, And he was num­bered with the transgressors.
  29. And they that passed by railed on him, wag­ging their heads, and say­ing, Ah, thou that de­stroy­est the tem­ple, and build­est it in three days,
  30. Save thy­self, and come down from the cross.
  31. Likewise al­so the chief priests mock­ing said among them­selves with the scribes, He saved oth­ers; him­self he can­not save.
  32. Let ⟨Christ⟩ the King of Is­ra­el de­scend now from the cross, that we may see and be­lieve. And they that were cru­ci­fied with him re­viled him.
  33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was dark­ness over the whole land un­til the ninth hour.
  34. And at the ninth hour ⟨Jesus⟩ cried with a loud voice, say­ing, E-‍lo‍‍-‍i, E-‍lo‍‍-‍i, la‍‍-‍ma sa-‍bach‍‍-‍tha-‍ni? which is, be­ing in­ter­pret­ed, (“)My ⟨God⟩, my ⟨God⟩, why hast thou for­sak­en me?(”)
  35. And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Be­hold, he call­eth E-‍li‍‍-‍as.
  36. And one ran and filled a spunge(sic) full of vin­e­gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, say­ing, Let alone; let us see wheth­er E-‍li‍‍-‍as will come to take him down.
  37. And ⟨Jesus⟩ cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
  38. And the veil of the tem­ple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
  39. And when the cen­tu­ri­on, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  40. There were al­so wom­en look­ing on afar off: among whom was Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, and Mary the moth­er of James the less­(er) and of Jo‍‍-‍ses, and Sa-‍lo‍‍-‍me;
  41. (Who al­so, when he was in Gal­i­lee, fol­lowed him, and min­is­tered un­to him;) and ma­ny oth­er wom­en which came up with him un­to Jerusalem.
  42. And now when the even was come, be­cause it was the prep­a­ra­tion, that is, the day be­fore the sabbath.
  43. Joseph of Ar-‍i-‍ma-‍thæ‍‍-‍a, an hon­our­able coun­sel­lor, which al­so wait­ed for the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, came, and went in bold­ly un­to Pi­late, and craved the body of ⟨Jesus⟩.
  44. And Pi­late mar­velled if he were al­rea­dy dead: and call­ing un­to him the cen­tu­ri­on, he asked him wheth­er he had been any while dead.
  45. And when he knew it of the cen­tu­ri­on, he gave the body to Joseph.
  46. And he bought fine lin­en, and took him down, and wrapped him in the lin­en, and laid him in a sep­ul­chre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone un­to the door of the sep­ul­chre.
  47. And Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne and Mary the moth­er of Jo‍‍-‍ses be­held where he was laid.
Chapter Sixteen
  1. AND when the sab­bath was past, Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍-‍ne, and Mary the moth­er of James, and Sa-‍lo‍-‍me, had brought sweet spi­ces, that they might come and anoint him.
  2. And very ear­ly in the morn­ing of the first day of the week, they came un­to the sep­ul­chre at the ris­ing of the sun.
  3. And they said among them­selves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
  4. And when they looked, they saw that the stone was (al­ready) rolled away: for it was very great.
  5. And en­ter­ing in­to the sep­ul­chre, they saw a young man sit­ting on the right side, clothed in a long white gar­ment; and they were affrighted.
  6. And he sa­ith un­to them, Be not af­fright­ed: Ye seek ⟨Jesus⟩ of Na­za­reth, which was cru­ci­fied: he is ris­en; he is not here: be­hold the place where they laid him.
  7. But go your way, tell his dis­ci­ples and Pe­ter that he go­eth be­fore you in­to Gal­i­lee: there shall ye see him, as he said un­to you.
  8. And they went out quick­ly, and fled from the sep­ul­chre; for they trem­bled and were amazed: nei­ther said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
  9. Now when Jesus was ris­en ear­ly the first day of the week, he ap­peared first to Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, out of whom he had cast sev­en devils.
  10. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
  11. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, be­lieved not.
  12. After that he ap­peared in an­oth­er form un­to two of them, as they walked, and went in­to the country.
  13. And they went and told it un­to the res­i­due: nei­ther be­lieved they them.
  14. Afterward he ap­peared un­to the elev­en as they sat at meat, and up­braid­ed them with their un­be­lief and hard­ness of heart, be­cause they be­lieved not them which had seen him af­ter he was risen.
  15. And he said un­to them, Go ye in­to all the world, and preach the gos­pel to ev­ery creature.
  16. He that be­liev­eth and is bap­tized shall be saved; but he that be­liev­eth not shall be damned.
  17. And these signs shall fol­low them that be­lieve; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
  18. They shall take up ser­pents; and if they drink any dead­ly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
  19. So then af­ter the ⟨Lord⟩ had spo­ken un­to them, he was re­ceived up in­to (the third) heaven, and sat on the right hand of ⟨God⟩.
  20. And they went forth, and preached ev­ery where, the ⟨Lord⟩ work­ing with them, and con­firm­ing the word with signs fol­low­ing. A-‍men.
Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).