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Chapter One
  1. THE book of the gen­er­a­tion of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
  2. Abraham1 be­gat Isaac; and Isaac2 be­gat Jacob; and Jacob3 be­gat Judas and his brethren;
  3. And Judas4 be­gat Pha‍‍-‍res and Za‍‍-‍ra of Tha‍‍-‍mar; and Pha‍‍-‍res5 be­gat Es‍‍-‍rom; and Es‍‍-‍rom6 be­gat A‍‍-‍ram;
  4. And A‍‍-‍ram7 be­gat A-‍min‍‍-‍a-‍dab; and A-‍min‍‍-‍a-‍dab8 be­gat Na-‍as‍‍-‍son; and Na-‍as‍‍-‍son9 be­gat Sal‍‍-‍mon;
  5. And Sal‍‍-‍mon10be­gat Bo‍‍-‍oz of Ra‍‍-‍chab; and Bo‍‍-‍oz11 be­gat O‍‍-‍bed of Ruth; and O‍‍-‍bed12‌be­gat Jesse;
  6. And Jesse13‌be­gat David the king; and David14/1‌the king be­gat Solomon of her that had been the wife of U-‍ri‍‍-‍as;
  7. And Solomon2 be­gat Ro-‍bo‍‍-‍am; and Ro-‍bo‍‍-‍am3 be­gat A-‍bi‍‍-‍a; and A-‍bi‍‍-‍a4 be­gat A‍‍-‍sa;
  8. And A‍‍-‍sa5 be­gat Jos‍‍-‍a-‍phat; and Jos‍‍-‍a-‍phat6 be­gat Jo‍‍-‍ram; and Jo‍‍-‍ram7 be­gat O-‍zi‍‍-‍as;
  9. And O-‍zi‍‍-‍as8 be­gat Jo‍‍-‍a-‍tham and Jo‍‍-‍a-‍tham9 be­gat A‍‍-‍chaz; and A‍‍-‍chaz10 be­gat Ez-‍e-‍ki‍‍-‍as;
  10. And Ez-‍e-‍ki‍‍-‍as11be­gat Ma-‍nas‍‍-‍ses; and Ma-‍nas‍‍-‍ses12be­gat Amon; and Amon13‌be­gat Jo-‍si‍‍-‍as;
  11. And Jo-‍si‍‍-‍as14/1‌be­gat Jech-‍o-‍ni‍‍-‍as and his breth­ren, about the time they were car­ried away to Babylon;
  12. And af­ter they were brought to Baby­lon, Jech-‍o-‍ni‍‍-‍as2 be­gat Sa-‍la‍‍-‍thi-‍el; and Sa-‍la‍‍-‍thi-‍el3‌be­gat Zo-‍rob‍‍-‍a-‍bel;
  13. And Zo-‍rob‍‍-‍a-‍bel4‌be­gat A-‍bi‍‍-‍ud; and A-‍bi‍‍-‍ud5‌be­gat E-‍li‍‍-‍a-‍kim; and E-‍li‍‍-‍a-‍kim6 be­gat A‍‍-‍zor;
  14. And A‍‍-‍zor7 be­gat Sa‍‍-‍doc; and Sa‍‍-‍doc8 be­gat A‍‍-‍chim; and A‍‍-‍chim9 be­gat E-‍li‍‍-‍ud;
  15. And E-‍li‍‍-‍ud10‌be­gat E-‍le-‍a‍‍-‍zar; and E-‍le-‍a‍‍-‍zar11‌be­gat Mat‍‍-‍than; and Mat‍‍-‍than12‌be­gat Jacob;
  16. And Jacob13‌be­gat Jo­seph14‌the hus­band of Mary, of whom was born ⟨Jesus⟩ (con­ceived of the Holy Spirit), who is called ⟨Christ⟩.
  17. So all the gen­er­a­tions from Abra­ham to Da­vid are four­teen generations; and from Da­vid un­til the car­ry­ing away in­to Baby­lon are four­teen gen­er­a­tions; and from the car­ry­ing away in­to Baby­lon(un­to)⟨Christ⟩ are four­teen generations.
  18. Now the birth of ⟨Jesus⟩ ⟨Christ⟩ was on this wise: When as his moth­er Mary was es­poused to Jo­seph, be­fore they came to­geth­er, she was found with child of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩.
  19. Then Jo­seph her hus­band, be­ing a just man, and not will­ing to make her a pub­lick(sic) ex­am­ple, was mind­ed to put her away privily.
  20. But while he thought on these things, be­hold, the an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ ap­peared un­to him in a dream, say­ing, Jo­seph, thou son of Da­vid, fear not to take un­to thee Mary thy wife: for that which is con­ceived in her is of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩.
  21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name ⟨JESUS⟩: for he shall save his peo­ple from their sins.
  22. Now all this was done, that it might be ful­filled which was spok­en of the ⟨Lord⟩ by the proph­et, saying,
  23. Behold, a vir­gin shall be with child, and shall call his name Em-‍man‍‍-‍uel, which be­ing in­ter­pret­ed is, ⟨God⟩ with us.
  24. Then Jo­seph be­ing raised from sleep did as the an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ had bid­den him, and took un­to him his wife:
  25. And knew her not till she had brought forth her first­born son: and he called his name ⟨JESUS⟩.
Chapter Two
  1. NOW when ⟨Jesus⟩ was born in Beth‍‍-‍le-‍hem of Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a in the days of Her­od the king, be­hold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
  2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to wor­ship him.
  3. When Her­od the king had heard these things, he was trou­bled, and all Je­ru­sa­lem with him.
  4. And when he had gath­ered all the chief priests and scribes of the peo­ple to­geth­er, he de­mand­ed of them where ⟨Christ⟩ should be born.
  5. And they said un­to him, In Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a: for thus it is writ­ten by the prophet,
  6. And thou Beth‍‍-‍le-‍hem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princ­es of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Gov­er­nor, that shall rule my peo­ple Israel.
  7. Then Her­od, when he had priv­i­ly called the wise men, en­quired of them dil­i­gent­ly what time the star appeared.
  8. And he sent them to Beth‍‍-‍le-‍hem, and said, Go and search dil­i­gent­ly for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and wor­ship him also.
  9. When they had heard the king, they de­part­ed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went be­fore them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
  10. When they saw the star, they re­joiced with ex­ceed­ing great joy.
  11. And when they were come in­to the house, they saw the young child with Mary his moth­er, and fell down and wor­shipped him: and when they had opened their trea­sures, they pre­sent­ed un­to him gifts; gold, and frank­in­cense, and myrrh.
  12. And be­ing warned of ⟨God⟩ in a dream that they should not return to Her­od, they de­part­ed in­to their own coun­try an­oth­er way.
  13. And when they were de­part­ed, be­hold, the an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ ap­pear­eth to Jo­seph in a dream, say­ing, Arise, and take the young child and his moth­er, and flee in­to Egypt, and be thou there un­til I bring thee word: for Her­od will seek the young child to de­stroy him.
  14. When he arose, he took the young child and his moth­er by night, and de­part­ed in­to Egypt.
  15. And was there un­til the death of Her­od: that it might be ful­filled which was spok­en of the ⟨Lord⟩ by the proph­et, say­ing, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
  16. Then Her­od, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was ex­ceed­ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the chil­dren that were in Beth‍‍-le-hem, and in all the coasts there­of, from two years old and un­der, ac­cord­ing to the time which he had dil­i­gent­ly en­quired of the wise men.
  17. Then it was ful­filled that which was spok­en by Jer­e­my the proph­et, saying,
  18. In Ra‍‍-‍ma was there a ‍voice heard, lam­en­ta­tion, and weep­ing, and great mourn­ing, Ra‍‍-‍chel weep­ing for her chil­dren, and would not be com­fort­ed, be­cause they are not.
  19. But when Her­od was dead, be­hold, an an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ ap­pear­eth in a dream to Jo­seph in Egypt,
  20. Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his moth­er, and go in­to the land of Is­ra­el: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life.
  21. And he arose, and took the young child and his moth­er, and came in­to the land of Israel.
  22. But when he heard that Ar-‍che-‍la‍‍-‍us did reign in Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a in the room of his fath­er Her­od, he was afraid to go thith­er: not­with­stand­ing, be­ing warned of ⟨God⟩ in a dream, he turned aside in­to the parts of Galilee:
  23. And he came and dwelt in a city called Naz­a­reth: that it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by the proph­ets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
Chapter Three
  1. IN those days came John the Bap­tist, preach­ing in the wil­der­ness of Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a,
  2. And say­ing, Re­pent ye: for the king­dom of heav­en is at hand.
  3. For this is he that was spok­en of by the proph­et, E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias, say­ing, The voice of one cry­ing in the wil­der­ness, Pre­pare ye the way of the ⟨Lord⟩, make his paths straight.
  4. And the same John had his rai­ment of cam­el’s hair, and a leath­ern gir­dle about his loins; and his meat was lo­custs and wild honey.
  5. Then went out to him Je­ru­sa­lem, and all Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a, and all the re­gion round about Jordan,
  6. And were baptized of him in Jor­dan, con­fess­ing their sins.
  7. But when he saw ma­ny of the Phar­i­sees and Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees come to his bap­tism, he said un­to them, O gen­er­a­tion of vi­pers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
  8. Bring forth there­fore fruits meet for repentance:
  9. And think 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.
  10. And now al­so the ax is laid un­to the root of the trees: there­fore ev­ery tree which bring­eth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast in­to the fire.
  11. I in­deed bap­tize you with wa­ter un­to re­pent­ance: but he that com­eth af­ter me is migh­tier than I, whose shoes I am not wor­thy to bear: he shall bap­tize with the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, and with fire.(See: Mark 1:8)
  12. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will th(o)r­ough­ly purge his floor, and gath­er his wheat in­to the gar­ner; but he will burn up the chaff with un­quench­able fire.
  13. Then com­eth ⟨Jesus⟩ from Gal­i­lee to Jor­dan un­to John, to be bap­tized of him.
  14. But John fo­rbad(e) him, say­ing, I have need to be bap­tized of thee, and com­est thou to me?
  15. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swer­ing said un­to him, Suf­fer it to be so now: for thus it be­com­eth us to ful­fil all righ­teous­ness. Then he suf­fered him.
  16. And ⟨Jesus⟩, when he was bap­tized, went up straight­way out of the wa­ter: and, lo, the heav­ens were opened un­to him, and he saw the Spirit of ⟨God⟩ de­scend­ing like a dove, and light­ing up­on him:
  17. And lo a voice from heav­en, say­ing, This is my be­lov­ed Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Chapter Four
  1. THEN was ⟨Jesus⟩ led up of the spirit in­to the wil­der­ness to be tempt­ed of the devil.
  2. And when he had fast­ed for­ty days and for­ty nights, he was af­ter­ward an hungred.
  3. And when the tempt­er came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of ⟨God⟩, com­mand that these stones be made bread.
  4. But he an­swered and said, It is writ­ten, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by ev­ery word that pro­ceed­eth out of the mouth of ⟨God⟩.
  5. Then the dev­il tak­eth him up in­to the ho­ly city, and set­teth him on a pin­na­cle of the temple,
  6. And saith un­to him, If thou be the Son of ⟨God⟩, cast thy­self down: for it is writ­ten, He shall give his an­gels charge con­cern­ing thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  7. Then saith ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to him, It is writ­ten again, Thou shalt not tempt the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩.
  8. Again, the dev­il tak­eth him up in­to an ex­ceed­ing high moun­tain, and shew­eth him all the king­doms of the world, and the glo­ry of them;
  9. And saith un­to him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and wor­ship me.
  10. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is writ­ten, Thou shalt wor­ship the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩, and him on­ly shalt thou serve.
  11. Then the dev­il leav­eth him, and, be­hold, an­gels came and min­is­tered un­to him.
  12. Now when ⟨Jesus⟩ had heard that John was cast in­to pris­on, he de­part­ed in­to Galilee;
  13. And leav­ing Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, which is up­on the sea coast, in the bor­ders of Zab‍‍-‍u-‍lon and Neph‍‍-‍tha-‍lim:
  14. That it might be fulfilled which was spok­en by E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias the proph­et, saying,
  15. The land of Zab‍‍-‍u-‍lon, and the land of Neph‍‍-‍tha-‍lim, by the way of the sea, be­yond Jor­dan, Gal­i­lee of the Gentiles;
  16. The peo­ple which sat in dark­ness saw great light; and to them which sat in the re­gion and shad­ow of death light is sprung up.
  17. From that time ⟨Jesus⟩ be­gan to preach, and to say, Repent: for the king­dom of heav­en is at hand.
  18. And ⟨Jesus⟩, walk­ing by the sea of Gal­i­lee, saw two breth­ren, Si­mon called Peter, and An­drew his broth­er, cast­ing a net in­to the sea: for they were fishers.
  19. And he sa­ith un­to them, Fol­low me, and I will make you fish­ers of men.
  20. And they straight­way left their nets, and fol­lowed him.
  21. And go­ing on from thence, he saw oth­er two breth­ren, James the son of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee, and John his broth­er, in a ship with Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee their fath­er, mend­ing their nets; and he called them.
  22. And they im­me­di­ate­ly left the ship and their fath­er, and fol­lowed him.
  23. And ⟨Jesus⟩ went about all Gal­i­lee, teach­ing in their syn­a­gogues, and preach­ing the gos­pel of the king­dom, and heal­ing all man­ner of sick­ness and all man­ner of dis­ease among the people.
  24. And his fame went through­out all Syria: and they brought un­to him all sick peo­ple that were tak­en with di­vers dis­eas­es and tor­ments, and dev­ils, and those which were lu­na­tick,(sic) and those that had the pal­sy; and he healed them.
  25. And there fol­lowed him great mul­ti­tudes of peo­ple from Gal­i­lee, and from De-‍cap‍‍-‍o-‍lis, and from Je­ru­sa­lem, and from be­yond Jordan.
Chapter Five
  1. AND see­ing the mul­ti­tudes, he went up in­to a moun­tain: and when he was set, his dis­ci­ples came un­to him:
  2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
  3. Blessed are(:) the poor in spir­it: for their’s is the king­dom of heaven.
  4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
  5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall in­her­it the earth.
  6. Blessed are they which do hun­ger and thirst af­ter righ­teous­ness: for they shall be filled.
  7. Blessed are the mer­ci­ful: for they shall ob­tain mercy.
  8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see ⟨God⟩.
  9. Blessed are the peace­mak­ers: for they shall be called the chil­dren of ⟨God⟩.
  10. Blessed are they which are per­se­cut­ed for righ­teous­ness’ sake: for their’s is the king­dom of heaven.
  11. Blessed are ye, when men shall re­vile you, and per­se­cute you, and shall say all man­ner of evil against you false­ly, for my sake.
  12. Rejoice, and be ex­ceed­ing glad: for great is your re­ward in heav­en: for so per­se­cu­ted they the proph­ets which were be­fore you.
  13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his sa­vour, where­with shall it be salt­ed? it is thence­forth good for noth­ing, but to be cast out, and to be trod­den un­der foot of men.
  14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill can­not be hid.
  15. Neither do men light a can­dle, and put it un­der a bush­el (bas­ket), but on a can­dle­stick; and it giv­eth light un­to all that are in the house.
  16. Let your light so shine be­fore men, that they may see your good works, and glo­ri­fy your Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  17. Think not that I am come to de­stroy the law, or the proph­ets: I am not come to de­stroy, but to fulfil.
  18. For ver­i­ly I say un­to you, Till heav­en and earth pass, one jot or one tit­tle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
  19. Whosoever there­fore shall break one of these least com­mand­ments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the king­dom of heav­en: but who­so­ever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the king­dom of heaven:
  20. For I say un­to you, That ex­cept your righ­teous­ness shall ex­ceed the righ­teous­ness of the scribes and Phar­i­sees, ye shall in no case en­ter in­to the king­dom of heaven.
  21. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and who­so­ever shall kill shall be in dan­ger of the judgment:
  22. But I say un­to you, That who­so­ever is an­gry with his broth­er with­out a cause shall be in dan­ger of the judg­ment: and who­so­ever shall say to his broth­er Ra‍‍-‍ca, shall be in dan­ger of the coun­cil: but who­so­ever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in dan­ger of hell fire.
  23. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the al­tar, and there re­mem­ber­est that thy broth­er hath ought against thee;
  24. Leave there thy gift be­fore the al­tar, and go thy way; first be rec­on­ciled to thy broth­er, and then come and of­fer thy gift.
  25. Agree with thine ad­ver­sa­ry quick­ly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the ad­ver­sa­ry de­liv­er thee to the judge, and the judge de­liv­er thee to the of­fi­cer, and thou be cast in­to prison.
  26. Verily I say un­to thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the ut­ter­most farthing.
  27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not com­mit adultery:
  28. But I say un­to you, That who­so­ever look­eth on a wom­an to lust af­ter her hath com­mit­ted adult­ery with her al­ready in his heart.
  29. And if thy right eye of­fend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is prof­it­able for thee that one of thy mem­bers should per­ish, and not that thy whole body should be cast in­to hell.
  30. And if thy right hand of­fend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is prof­it­able for thee that one of thy mem­bers should per­ish, and not that thy whole body should be cast in­to hell.
  31. It hath been said, Who­so­ever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writ­ing of divorcement:
  32. But I say un­to you, That who­so­ever shall put away his wife, sav­ing for the cause of for­ni­ca­tion, caus­eth her to com­mit adult­ery: and who­so­ever shall mar­ry her that is di­vorced com­mit­teth adultery.
  33. Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not for­swear thy­self, but shalt per­form un­to the ⟨Lord⟩ thine oaths:
  34. But I say un­to you, Swear not at all; nei­ther by heav­en; for it is ⟨God’s⟩ throne:
  35. Nor by the earth; for it is his foot­stool: nei­ther by Je­ru­sa­lem; for it is the city of the great King.
  36. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, be­cause thou canst not make one hair white or black.
  37. But let your com­mun­i­ca­tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for what­so­ever is more than these com­eth of evil.
  38. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a ‍tooth for a ‍tooth:
  39. But I say un­to you, That ye re­sist not evil: but who­so­ever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the oth­er also.
  40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
  41. And who­so­ever shall com­pel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
  42. Give to him that ask­eth thee, and from him that would bor­row of thee turn not thou away.
  43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour, and hate thine enemy.
  44. But I say un­to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which de­spite­ful­ly use you, and per­se­cute you;
  45. That ye may be the chil­dren of your Fa­ther which is in heav­en: for he mak­eth his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and send­eth rain on the just and on the unjust.
  46. For if ye love them which love you, what re­ward have ye? do not even the pub­li­cans the same?
  47. And if ye sa­lute your breth­ren on­ly, what do ye more than oth­ers?
  48. Be ye there­fore per­fect, even as your Fa­ther which is in heav­en is perfect.
Chapter Six
  1. TAKE heed that ye do not your alms be­fore men, to be seen of them: oth­er­wise ye have no re­ward of your Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  2. Therefore when thou do­est thine alms, do not sound a trum­pet be­fore thee, as the hyp­o­crites do in the syn­a­gogues and in the streets, that they may have glo­ry of men. Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, They have their reward.
  3. But when thou do­est alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
  4. That thine alms may be in se­cret: and thy Fa­ther which seeth in se­cret him­self shall re­ward thee openly.
  5. And when thou pray­est, thou shalt not be as the hyp­o­crites are: for they love to pray stand­ing in the syn­a­gogues and in the cor­ners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, They have their reward.
  6. But thou, when thou pray­est, en­ter in­to thy clos­et, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Fa­ther which is in se­cret; and thy Fa­ther which seeth in se­cret shall re­ward thee openly.
  7. But when ye pray, use not vain rep­e­ti­tions, as the heath­en do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
  8. Be not ye there­fore like un­to them: for your Fa­ther know­eth what things ye have need of, be­fore ye ask him.
  9. After this man­ner there­fore pray ye: Our Fa­ther which art in heav­en, Hal­lowed be thy name.
  10. Thy king­dom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  11. Give us this day our dai­ly bread.
  12. And for­give us our debts, as we for­give our debtors.
  13. And lead us not in­to temp­ta­tion, but de­liv­er us from evil: For thine is the king­dom, and the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for ever. A-‍men.
  14. For if ye for­give men their tres­pass­es, your heav­en­ly Fa­ther will al­so for­give you:
  15. But if ye for­give not men their tres­pass­es, nei­ther will your Fa­ther for­give your trespasses.
  16. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hyp­o­crites, of a sad coun­ten­ance: for they dis­fig­ure their fac­es, that they may ap­pear un­to men to fast. Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, They have their reward.
  17. But thou, when thou fast­est, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
  18. That thou ap­pear not un­to men to fast, but un­to thy Fa­ther which is in se­cret: and thy Fa­ther, which seeth in se­cret, shall re­ward thee openly.
  19. Lay not up for your­selves trea­sures up­on earth, where moth and rust doth cor­rupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
  20. But lay up for your­selves trea­sures in heav­en, where nei­ther moth nor rust doth cor­rupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
  21. For where your trea­sure is, there will your heart be also.
  22. The light of the body is the eye: if there­fore thine eye be sin­gle, thy whole body shall be full of light.
  23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of dark­ness. »If there­fore the (‘)light(’) that is in thee be dark­ness, how great is that darkness!«
  24. No man 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.
  25. Therefore I say un­to you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than rai­ment.
  26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they so not, nei­ther do they reap, nor gath­er in­to barns; yet your heav­en­ly Fa­ther feed­eth them. Are ye not much bet­ter than they?
  27. Which of you by tak­ing thought can add one cu­bit un­to his stature?
  28. And why take ye thought for rai­ment? Con­sid­er the li­lies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, nei­ther do they spin:
  29. And yet I say un­to you, That even Sol­o­mon in all his glo­ry was not ar­rayed like one of these.
  30. Wherefore, if ⟨God⟩ so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to mor­row is cast in­to the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of lit­tle faith?
  31. Therefore take no thought, say­ing, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Where­with­al shall we be clothed?
  32. (For af­ter these things do the Gen­tiles seek:) for your heav­en­ly Fa­ther know­eth that ye have need of all these things.
  33. But seek ye first the king­dom of ⟨God⟩, and his righ­teous­ness; and all these things shall be add­ed un­to you.
  34. Take there­fore no thought for the mor­row: for the mor­row shall take thought for the things of it­self. Suf­fi­cient un­to the day is the evil thereof.
Chapter Seven
  1. JUDGE not, that ye be not judged.
  2. For with what judg­ment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what mea­sure ye mete, it shall be mea­sured to you again.
  3. And why be­hold­est thou the mote that is in thy broth­er’s eye, but con­sid­er­est not the beam that is in thine own eye?
  4. Or how wilt thou say to thy broth­er, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, be­hold, a beam is in thine own eye?
  5. Thou hyp­o­crite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clear­ly to cast out the mote out of thy broth­er’s eye.
  6. Give not that which is holy un­to the dogs, nei­ther cast ye your pearls be­fore swine, lest they tram­ple them un­der their feet, and turn again and rend you.
  7. Ask, and it shall be giv­en you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened un­to you:
  8. For ev­ery one that ask­eth re­ceiv­eth; and he that seek­eth find­eth; and to him that knock­eth it shall be opened.
  9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
  10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
  11. If ye then, be­ing evil, know how to give good gifts un­to your chil­dren, how much more shall your Fa­ther which is in heav­en give good things to them that ask him?
  12. Therefore all things what­so­ever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
  13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that lead­eth to de­struc­tion, and ma­ny there be which go in thereat:
  14. Because strait is the gate, and nar­row is the way, which lead­eth un­to life, and few there be that find it.
  15. Beware of false proph­ets, which come to you in sheep’s cloth­ing, but in­ward­ly they are rav­en­ing wolves.
  16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gath­er grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
  17. Even so ev­ery good tree bring­eth forth good fruit; but a cor­rupt tree bring­eth forth evil fruit.
  18. A good tree can­not bring forth evil fruit, nei­ther cancor­rupt tree bring forth good fruit.
  19. Every tree that bring­eth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast in­to the fire.
  20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
  21. Not ev­ery one that sa­ith un­to me, Lord, Lord, shall en­ter in­to the king­dom of heav­en; but he that do­eth the will of my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not proph­e­sied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out dev­ils? and in thy name done ma­ny won­der­ful works?
  23. And then will I pro­fess un­to them, I never knew you: de­part from me, ye that work iniquity.
  24. Therefore who­so­ever hear­eth these say­ings of mine, and do­eth them, I will lik­en him un­to a wise man, which built his house up­on a rock:
  25. And the rain de­scend­ed, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat up­on that house; and it fell not: for it was found­ed up­on a rock.
  26. And ev­ery one that hear­eth these say­ings of mine, and do­eth them not, shall be li­kened un­to a fool­ish man, which built his house up­on the sand:
  27. And the rain de­scend­ed, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat up­on that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
  28. And it came to pass, when ⟨Jesus⟩ had end­ed these say­ings, the peo­ple were as­ton­ished at his doctrine:
  29. For he taught them as one hav­ing au­thor­ity, and not as the scribes.
Chapter Eight
  1. WHEN he was come down from the moun­tain, great mul­ti­tudes fol­lowed him.
  2. And, be­hold, there came a lep­er and wor­shipped him, say­ing ⟨Lord⟩, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  3. And ⟨Jesus⟩ put forth his hand, and touched him, say­ing, I will; be thou clean. And im­me­di­ate­ly his lep­ro­sy was cleansed.
  4. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thy­self to the priest, and of­fer the gift that Moses com­mand­ed, for a tes­ti­mo­ny un­to them.
  5. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ was en­tered in­to Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, there came un­to him a cen­tu­ri­on, be­seech­ing him,
  6. And say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, my serv­ant li­eth at home sick of the pal­sy, griev­ous­ly tormented.
  7. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, I will come and heal him.
  8. The cen­tu­ri­on an­swered and said, ⟨Lord⟩, I am not wor­thy that thou should­est come un­der my roof: but speak the word on­ly, and my serv­ant shall be healed.
  9. For I am a man un­der au­thor­i­ty, hav­ing sol­diers un­der me: and I say to this man, Go, and he go­eth; and to an­oth­er, Come, and he com­eth; and to my serv­ant, Do this, and he do­eth it.
  10. When ⟨Jesus⟩ heard it, he mar­velled, and said to them that fol­lowed, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
  11. And I say un­to you, That ma­ny shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abra­ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the king­dom of heaven.
  12. But the chil­dren of the (low­er, earth­ly) king­dom shall be cast out in­to out­er dark­ness: there shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
  13. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to the cen­tu­ri­on, Go thy way; and as thou hast be­lieved, so be it done un­to thee. And his serv­ant was healed in the self­same hour.
  14. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ was come in­to Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s moth­er laid, and sick of a fever.
  15. And he touched her hand, and the fe­ver left her: and she arose, and min­is­tered un­to them.
  16. When the even was come, they brought un­to him ma­ny that were pos­sessed with dev­ils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
  17. That it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias the proph­et, say­ing, Him­self took our in­firm­i­ties, and bare our sicknesses.
  18. Now when ⟨Jesus⟩ saw great mul­ti­tudes about him, he gave com­mand­ment to de­part un­to the oth­er side.
  19. And a cer­tain scribe came, and said un­to him, Mas­ter, I will fol­low thee whith­er­so­ever thou goest.
  20. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, The fox­es have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
  21. And an­oth­er of his dis­ci­ples said un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, suf­fer me first to go and bury my father.
  22. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Fol­low me; and let the dead bury the dead.
  23. And when he was en­tered in­to a ship, his dis­ci­ples fol­lowed him.
  24. And, be­hold, there arose a great tem­pest in the sea, in­so­much that the ship was cov­ered with the waves; but he was asleep.
  25. And his dis­ci­ples came to him, and awoke him, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, save us: we perish.
  26. And he sa­ith un­to them, Why are ye fear­ful, O ye of lit­tle faith? Then he arose, and re­buked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
  27. But the men mar­velled, say­ing, What man­ner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?
  28. And when he was come to the oth­er side in­to the coun­try of the Ger-‍ge-‍senes′, there met him two pos­sessed with dev­ils, com­ing out of the tombs, exceed­ing fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
  29. And, be­hold, they cried out, say­ing, What have we to do with thee, ⟨Jesus⟩, thou Son of ⟨God⟩? art thou come hith­er to tor­ment us be­fore the time?
  30. And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
  31. So the dev­ils be­sought him, say­ing, If thou cast us out, suf­fer us to go away in­to the herd of swine.
  32. And he said un­to them, Go. And when they were come out, they went in­to the whole herd of swine: and, be­hold, the whole herd of swine ran vi­o­lent­ly down a steep place in­to the sea, and per­ished in the waters.
  33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways in­to the city, and told ev­ery thing, and what was be­fall­en to the pos­sessed of the devils.
  34. And, be­hold, the whole city came out to meet ⟨Jesus⟩: and when they saw him, they be­sought him that he would de­part out of their coasts.
Chapter Nine
  1. AND he en­tered in­to a ship, and passed over, and came in­to his own city.
  2. And, be­hold, they brought to him a man sick of the pal­sy, ly­ing on a bed: and ⟨Jesus⟩ see­ing their faith said un­to the sick of the pal­sy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be for­giv­en thee.
  3. And, be­hold, cer­tain of the scribes said with­in them­selves, This man blasphemeth.
  4. And ⟨Jesus⟩ know­ing their thoughts said, Where­fore think ye evil in your hearts?
  5. For wheth­er is ea­si­er, to say, Thy sins be for­giv­en thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
  6. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath pow­er on earth to for­give sins, (then sa­ith he to the sick of the pal­sy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go un­to thine house.
  7. And he arose, and de­part­ed to his house.
  8. But when the mul­ti­tudes saw it, they mar­velled, and glo­ri­fied ⟨God⟩, which had giv­en such pow­er un­to men.
  9. And as ⟨Jesus⟩ passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Mat­thew, sit­ting at the re­ceipt of cus­tom: and he sa­ith un­to him, Fol­low me. And he arose, and fol­lowed him.
  10. And it came to pass, as ⟨Jesus⟩ sat at meat in the house, be­hold, ma­ny pub­li­cans and sin­ners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
  11. And when the Phar­i­sees saw it, they said un­to his dis­ci­ples, Why eat­eth your Mas­ter with pub­li­cans and sinners?
  12. But when ⟨Jesus⟩ heard that, he said un­to them, They that be whole need not a phy­si­cian, but they that are sick.
  13. But go ye and learn what that mean­eth, I will have mer­cy, and not sac­ri­fice: for I am not come to call the righ­teous, but sin­ners to repentance.
  14. Then came to him the dis­ci­ples of John, say­ing, Why do we and the Phar­i­sees fast oft, but thy dis­ci­ples fast not?
  15. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Can the chil­dren of the bride­cham­ber mourn, as long as the bride­groom is with them? but the days will come, when the bride­groom shall be tak­en from them, and then shall they fast.
  16. No man put­teth a piece of new cloth un­to an old gar­ment, for that which is put in to fill it up tak­eth from the gar­ment, and the rent is made worse.
  17. Neither do men put new wine in­to old bot­tles: else the bot­tles break, and the wine run­neth out, and the bot­tles per­ish: but they put new wine in­to new bot­tles, and both are preserved.
  18. While he spake these things un­to them, be­hold, there came a cer­tain rul­er, and wor­shipped him, say­ing, My daugh­ter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand up­on her, and she shall live.
  19. And ⟨Jesus⟩ arose, and fol­lowed him, and so did his disciples.
  20. And, be­hold, a wom­an, which was dis­eased with an is­sue of blood twelve years, came be­hind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
  21. For she (had) said with­in her­self, If I may but touch (the hem/lower edge of) his gar­ment, I shall be (made) whole.
  22. But ⟨Jesus⟩ turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daugh­ter, be of good com­fort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the wom­an was made whole from that hour.
  23. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ came in­to the rul­er’s house, and saw the min­strels and the peo­ple mak­ing a noise,
  24. He said un­to them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleep­eth. And they laughed him to scorn.
  25. But when the peo­ple were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
  26. And the fame here­of went abroad in­to all that land.
  27. And when ⟨Jesus⟩ de­part­ed thence, two blind men fol­lowed him, cry­ing, and say­ing, Thou son of David, have mer­cy on us.
  28. And when he was come in­to the house, the blind men came to him: and ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, Be­lieve ye that I am able to do this? They said un­to him, Yea, ⟨Lord⟩.
  29. Then touched he their eyes, say­ing, Ac­cord­ing to your faith be it un­to you.
  30. And their eyes were opened and ⟨Jesus⟩ strait­ly charged them, say­ing, See that no man know it.
  31. But they, when they were de­part­ed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
  32. As they went out, be­hold, they brought to him a dumb man pos­sessed with a dev­il.
  33. And when the dev­il was cast out, the dumb spake: and the mul­ti­tudes mar­velled, say­ing, It was never so seen in Israel.
  34. But the Phar­i­sees said, He cast­eth out dev­ils through the prince of the dev­ils.
  35. And ⟨Jesus⟩ went about all the cities and vil­lag­es, teach­ing in their syn­a­gogues, and preach­ing the gos­pel of the king­dom, and heal­ing ev­ery sick­ness and ev­ery dis­ease among the people.
  36. But when he saw the mul­ti­tudes, he was moved with com­pas­sion on them, be­cause they faint­ed, and were scat­tered abroad, as sheep hav­ing no shepherd.
  37. Then sa­ith he un­to his dis­ci­ples, The har­vest truly is plen­te­ous, but the la­bour­ers are few;
  38. Pray ye there­fore the ⟨Lord⟩ of the har­vest, that he will send forth la­bour­ers in­to his harvest.
Chapter Ten
  1. AND when he had called un­to him his twelve dis­ci­ples, he gave them power against un­clean spir­its, to cast them out, and to heal all man­ner of sick­ness and all man­ner of disease.
  2. Now the names of the twelve apos­tles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter,1 and An­drew2 his broth­er; James3 the son of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee, and John4 his brother;
  3. Philip,5 and Bar­thol­o­mew;6 Thom­as,7 and Mat­thew8 the pub­li­can; James9 the son of Al-‍phæ‍‍-‍us, Leb-‍bæ‍‍-‍us,10‌whose sur­name was Thad-‍dæ‍‍-‍us;
  4. Simon11‌the Ca‍‍-‍naan-‍ite, and Ju­das Is-‍car‍‍-‍i-‍ot,12‌who also be­trayed him.
  5. These twelve ⟨Jesus⟩ sent forth, and com­mand­ed them, say­ing, Go not in­to the way of the Gen­tiles, and in­to any city of the Sa-‍mar‍‍-‍i-‍tans en­ter ye not:
  6. But go rath­er to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
  7. And as ye go, preach, say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is at hand.
  8. Heal the sick, cleanse the lep­ers, raise the dead, cast out dev­ils: free­ly ye have re­ceived, free­ly give.
  9. Provide nei­ther gold, nor sil­ver, nor brass in your purses,
  10. Nor scrip for your jour­ney, nei­ther two coats, nei­ther shoes, nor yet staves: for the work­man is wor­thy of his meat.
  11. And in­to what­so­ever city or town ye shall en­ter, en­quire who in it is wor­thy; and there abide till ye go thence.
  12. And when ye come in­to an house, sa­lute it.
  13. And if the house be wor­thy, let your peace come up­on it: but if it be not wor­thy, let your peace re­turn to you.
  14. And who­so­ever shall not re­ceive you, nor hear your words, when ye de­part out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
  15. Verily I say un­to you, It shall be more tol­er­able for the land of Sodom and Go-‍mor‍‍-‍rha in the day of judg­ment, than for that city.
  16. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye there­fore wise as ser­pents, and harm­less as doves.
  17. But be­ware of men: for they will de­liv­er you up to the coun­cils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
  18. And ye shall be brought be­fore gov­er­nors and kings for my sake, for a tes­ti­mo­ny against them and the Gentiles.
  19. But when they de­liv­er you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be giv­en you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
  20. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Fa­ther which speak­eth in you.
  21. And the broth­er shall de­liv­er up the broth­er to death, and the fa­ther the child: and the chil­dren shall rise up against their par­ents, and cause them to be put to death.
  22. And ye shall be hat­ed of all men for my name’s sake: but he that en­dur­eth to the end shall be saved.
  23. But when they per­se­cute you in this city, flee ye in­to an­oth­er: for ver­i­ly I say un­to you, Ye shall not have gone ov­er the cities of Is­ra­el, till the Son of man be come.
  24. The dis­ci­ple is not above his mas­ter, nor the serv­ant above his lord.
  25. It is enough for the dis­ci­ple that he be as his mas­ter, and the serv­ant as his lord. If they have called the mas­ter of the house Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
  26. Fear them not there­fore: for there is noth­ing cov­ered, that shall not be known.
  27. What I tell you in dark­ness, that speak in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye up­on the housetops.
  28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rath­er fear him which is able to de­stroy both soul and body in hell.
  29. Are not two spar­rows sold for a far­thing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground with­out your Father.
  30. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
  31. Fear ye not there­fore, ye are of more val­ue than ma­ny sparrows.
  32. Whosoever there­fore shall con­fess me be­fore men, him will I con­fess al­so be­fore my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  33. But who­so­ever shall de­ny me be­fore men, him will I al­so de­ny be­fore my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  34. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
  35. For I am come to set a man at va­ri­ance against his fa­ther, and the daugh­ter against her moth­er, and the daugh­ter in law against her moth­er in law.
  36. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
  37. He that lov­eth fa­ther or moth­er more than me is not wor­thy of me: and he that lov­eth son or daugh­ter more than me is not wor­thy of me.
  38. And he that tak­eth not his cross, and fol­low­eth af­ter me, is not wor­thy of me.
  39. He that find­eth his life shall lose it: and he that los­eth his life for my sake shall find it.
  40. He that re­ceiv­eth you re­ceiv­eth me, and he that re­ceiv­eth me re­ceiv­eth him that sent me.
  41. He that re­ceiv­eth a proph­et shall re­ceive a proph­et’s re­ward; and he that re­ceiv­eth a righ­teous man in the name of a righ­teous man shall re­ceive a righ­teous man’s reward.
  42. And who­so­ever shall give to drink un­to one of these lit­tle ones a cup of cold wa­ter on­ly in the name of a dis­ci­ple, ver­i­ly I say un­to you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Chapter Eleven
  1. AND it came to pass, when ⟨Jesus⟩ had made an end of com­mand­ing his twelve dis­ci­ples, he de­part­ed then to teach and to preach in their cities.
  2. Now when John had heard in the pris­on the works of ⟨Christ⟩, he sent two of his disciples,
  3. And said un­to him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
  4. ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
  5. The blind re­ceive their sight, and the lame walk, the lep­ers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gos­pel preached to them.
  6. And bless­ed is he, who­so­ever shall not be of­fend­ed in me.
  7. And as they de­part­ed, ⟨Jesus⟩ be­gan to say un­to the mul­ti­tudes con­cern­ing John, What went ye out in­to the wil­der­ness to see? A reed shak­en with the wind?
  8. But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft rai­ment? be­hold, they that wear soft cloth­ing are in king’s houses.
  9. But what went ye out for to see? A proph­et? yea, I say un­to you, and more than a prophet.
  10. For this is he, of whom it is writ­ten, Be­hold, I send my mes­sen­ger be­fore thy face, which shall pre­pare thy way be­fore thee.
  11. Verily I say un­to you, Among them that are born of wom­en there hath not ris­en a great­er than John the Bap­tist: not­with­stand­ing he that is least in the king­dom of heav­en is great­er than he.
  12. And from the days of John the Bap­tist un­til now the king­dom of heav­en suf­fer­eth vi­o­lence, and the vi­o­lent take it by force.
  13. For all the proph­ets and the law proph­e­sied un­til John.
  14. And if ye will re­ceive it, this is E-‍li‍‍-‍as, which was for to come.
  15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  16. But where­un­to shall I lik­en this gen­er­a­tion? it is like un­to chil­dren sit­ting in the mar­kets, and call­ing un­to their fellows,
  17. And say­ing, We have piped un­to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned un­to you, and ye have not lamented.
  18. For John came nei­ther eat­ing nor drink­ing, and they say, He hath a devil.
  19. The Son of man came eat­ing and drink­ing, and they say, Be­hold a man glut­ton­ous, and a wine­bib­ber, a friend of pub­li­cans and sin­ners. But wis­dom is jus­ti­fied of her children.
  20. Then be­gan he to up­braid the cities where­in most of his migh­ty works were done, be­cause they re­pent­ed not:
  21. Woe un­to thee, Cho-‍ra‍‍-‍zin! woe un­to thee, Beth-‍sa‍‍-‍i-‍da! for if the migh­ty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don, they would have re­pent­ed long ago in sack­cloth and ashes.
  22. But I say un­to you, It shall be more tol­er­able for Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don at the day of judg­ment, than for you.
  23. And thou, Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, which art ex­alt­ed un­to heav­en, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the migh­ty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sod­om, it would have re­mained un­til this day.
  24. But I say un­to you, That it shall be more tol­er­able for the land of Sod­om in the day of judg­ment, than for thee.
  25. At that time ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, I thank thee, O Fa­ther, ⟨Lord⟩ of heav­en and earth, be­cause thou hast hid these things from the wise and pru­dent, and hast re­vealed them un­to babes.
  26. Even so, Fa­ther: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
  27. All things are de­liv­ered un­to me of my Fa­ther: and no man know­eth the Son, but the Fa­ther; nei­ther know­eth any man the Fa­ther, save the Son, and he to whom­so­ever the Son will re­veal him.
  28. Come un­to me, all ye that la­bour and are heavy la­den, and I will give you rest.
  29. Take my yoke up­on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and low­ly in heart: and ye shall find rest un­to your souls.
  30. For my yoke is easy, and my bur­den is light.
Chapter Twelve
  1. AT that time ⟨Jesus⟩ went on the sab­bath day through the corn; and his dis­ci­ples were an hun­gered, and be­gan to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
  2. But when the Phar­i­sees saw it, they said un­to him, Be­hold, thy dis­ci­ples do that which is not law­ful to do up­on the sab­bath day.
  3. But he said un­to them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hun­gered, and they that were with him;
  4. How he en­tered in­to the house of ⟨God⟩, and did eat the shew­bread, which was not law­ful for him to eat, nei­ther for them which were with him, but on­ly for the priests?
  5. Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sab­bath days the priests in the tem­ple pro­fane the sab­bath, and are blameless?
  6. But I say un­to you, That in this place is one great­er than the temple.
  7. But if ye had known what this mean­eth, I will have mer­cy, and not sac­ri­fice, ye would not have con­demned the guiltless.
  8. For the Son of man is ⟨Lord⟩ even of the sab­bath day.
  9. And when he was de­part­ed thence, he went in­to their synagogue:
  10. And, be­hold, there was a man which had his hand with­ered. And they asked him, say­ing, Is it law­ful to heal on the sab­bath days? that they might ac­cuse him.
  11. And he said un­to them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall in­to a pit on the sab­bath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
  12. How much then is a man bet­ter than a sheep? Where­fore it is law­ful to do well on the sab­bath days.
  13. Then sa­ith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was re­stored whole, like as the other.
  14. Then the Phar­i­sees went out and held a coun­cil against him, how they might de­stroy him.
  15. But when ⟨Jesus⟩ knew it, he with­drew him­self from thence: and great mul­ti­tudes fol­lowed him, and he healed them all:
  16. And charged them that they should not make him known:
  17. That it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias the proph­et, saying,
  18. Behold my serv­ant, whom I have chos­en: my be­lov­ed, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit up­on him, and he shall shew judg­ment to the Gentiles.
  19. He shall not strive, nor cry; nei­ther shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
  20. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smok­ing flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judg­ment un­to victory.
  21. And in his name shall the Gen­tiles trust.
  22. Then was brought un­to him one pos­sessed with a dev­il, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, in­so­much that the blind and dumb (one) both spake and saw.
  23. And all the peo­ple were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
  24. But when the Phar­i­sees heard it, they said, This fel­low doth not cast out dev­ils, but by Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub, the prince of the dev­ils;
  25. And ⟨Jesus⟩ knew their thoughts, and said un­to them, Ev­ery king­dom di­vid­ed against it­self is brought to des­o­la­tion; and ev­ery city or house di­vid­ed against it­self shall not stand:
  26. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is di­vid­ed against him­self; how shall then his king­dom stand?
  27. And if I by Be-‍el‍‍-‍ze-‍bub cast out dev­ils, by whom do your chil­dren cast them out? there­fore they shall be your judges.
  28. But if I cast out dev­ils by the Spir­it of ⟨God⟩, then the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ is come un­to you.
  29. or else how can one en­ter in­to a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, ex­cept he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
  30. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gath­er­eth not with me scat­ter­eth abroad.
  31. Wherefore I say un­to you, All man­ner of sin and blas­phe­my shall be for­giv­en un­to men: but the blas­phe­my against the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩ shall not be for­giv­en un­to men.
  32. And who­so­ever speak­eth a word against the Son of man, it shall be for­giv­en him: but who­so­ever speak­eth against the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩, it shall not be for­giv­en him, nei­ther in this world, nei­ther in the world to come.
  33. Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree cor­rupt, and his fruit cor­rupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
  34. O gen­er­a­tion of vi­pers, how can ye, be­ing evil, speak good things? for out of the abun­dance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
  35. A good man out of the good trea­sure of his heart bring­eth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil trea­sure bring­eth forth evil things.
  36. But I say un­to you, That ev­ery idle word that men shall speak, they shall give ac­count there­of in the day of judgment.
  37. For by thy words thou shalt be jus­ti­fied, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
  38. Then cer­tain of the scribes and of Phar­i­sees an­swered, say­ing, Mas­ter, we would see a sign from thee.
  39. But he an­swered and said un­to them, An evil and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seek­eth af­ter a sign; and there shall no sign be giv­en to it, but the sign of the proph­et Jo‍‍-‍nas:
  40. For as Jo‍‍-‍nas was three days and three nights in the whale’s bel­ly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
  41. The men of  Nin‍‍-‍e-‍veh shall rise in judg­ment with this gen­er­a­tion, and shall con­demn it: be­cause they re­pent­ed at the preach­ing of Jo‍‍-‍nas; and, be­hold, a great­er than Jo‍‍-‍nas is here.
  42. The queen of the south shall rise up in judg­ment with this gen­er­a­tion, and shall con­demn it: for she came from the ut­ter­most parts of the earth to hear the wis­dom of Sol­o­mon; and, be­hold, a great­er than Sol­o­mon is here.
  43. When the un­clean spir­it is gone out of a man, he walk­eth through dry plac­es, seek­ing rest, and find­eth none.
  44. Then he sa­ith, I will re­turn in­to my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he find­eth it emp­ty, swept, and garnished.
  45. Then go­eth he, and tak­eth with him­self sev­en oth­er spir­its more wick­ed than hiim­self, and they en­ter in and dwell there: and the state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be al­so un­to this wick­ed generation.
  46. While he yet talked to the peo­ple, be­hold, his moth­er and his breth­ren stood with­out, de­sir­ing to speak with him.
  47. Then one said un­to him, Be­hold, thy moth­er and thy breth­ren stand with­out, de­sir­ing to speak with thee.
  48. But he an­swered and said un­to him that told him, Who is my moth­er? and who are my brethren?
  49. And he stretched forth his hand to­ward his dis­ci­ples, and said, Be­hold my moth­er and my brethren!
  50. For who­so­ever shall do the will of my Fa­ther which is in heav­en, the same is my broth­er, and sis­ter, and mother.
Chapter Thirteen
  1. THE same day went ⟨Jesus⟩ out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
  2. And great mul­ti­tudes were gath­ered to­geth­er un­to him, so that he went in­to a ship, and sat; and the whole mul­ti­tude stood on the shore.
  3. And he spake ma­ny things un­to them in par­a­bles, saying, Be­hold, a sow­er went forth to sow;
  4. And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and de­voured them up:
  5. Some fell up­on sto­ny plac­es, where they had not much earth: and forth­with they sprung up, be­cause they had no deep­ness of earth:
  6. And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and be­cause they had no root, they with­ered away.
  7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
  8. But oth­er (seeds) fell in­to good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hun­dred­fold, some six­ty­fold, some thirtyfold.
  9. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  10. And the dis­ci­ples came, and said un­to him, Why speak­est thou un­to them in par­a­bles?
  11. And he an­swered and said un­to them, Be­cause it is giv­en un­to you to know the mys­ter­ies of the king­dom of heav­en, but to them it is not given.
  12. For who­so­ever hath, to him shall be giv­en, and he shall have more abun­dance: but who­so­ever hath not, from him shall be tak­en away even that he hath.
  13. Therefore speak I to them in par­a­bles; be­cause they see­ing see not; and hear­ing they hear not, nei­ther do they understand.
  14. And in them is ful­filled the proph­e­cy of E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias, which sa­ith, By hear­ing ye shall hear, and shall not un­der­stand; and see­ing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
  15. For this peo­ple’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hear­ing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should un­der­stand with their heart, and should be con­vert­ed, and I should heal ‍them.
  16. But bless­ed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
  17. For ver­i­ly I say un­to you, That ma­ny proph­ets and righ­teous men 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.
  18. Hear ye there­fore the par­a­ble of the sower.
  19. When any one hear­eth the word of the king­dom, and un­der­stand­eth it not, then com­eth the wick­ed one, and catch­eth away that whgich was sown in his heart. This is he which re­ceived seed by the way side.
  20. But he that re­ceived the seed in­to sto­ny plac­es, the same is he that hear­eth the word, and anon with joy re­ceiveth it;
  21. Yet hath he not root in him­self, but dur­eth for a while: for when trib­u­la­tion or per­se­cu­tion aris­eth be­cause of the word, by and by he is offended.
  22. He al­so that re­ceived seed among the thorns is he that hear­eth the word; and the care (/cares) of this world, and the de­ceit­ful­ness of riches, choke the word, and he be­com­eth unfruitful.
  23. But he that re­ceived seed in­to the good ground is he that hear­eth the word, and un­der­stand­eth it; which al­so bear­eth fruit, and bring­eth forth, some an hun­dred­fold, some six­ty, some thirty.
  24. Another par­a­ble put he forth un­to them (the mul­ti­tudes), say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is lik­ened un­to a man which sowed good seed in his field:
  25. But while men slept, his en­e­my came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
  26. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then ap­peared the tares also.
  27. So the serv­ants of the house­hold­er came and said un­to him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
  28. He said un­to them, An en­e­my hath done this. The serv­ants said un­to him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
  29. But he said, Nay; lest while ye gath­er up the tares, ye root up al­so the wheat with them.
  30. Let both grow to­geth­er un­til the har­vest: and in the time of har­vest I will say to the reap­ers, Gath­er ye to­geth­er first the tares, and bind them in bun­dles to burn them (up): but gath­er the wheat in­to my barn.
  31. Another par­a­ble put he forth un­to them, say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is like to a grain of mus­tard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
  32. Which in­deed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the great­est among herbs, and be­com­eth a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branch­es thereof.
  33. Another par­a­ble spake he un­to them; The king­dom of heav­en is like un­to leav­en, which a wom­an took, and hid in three mea­sures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
  34. All these things spake ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to the mul­ti­tude(s) in par­a­bles; and with­out a par­a­ble spake he not un­to them.
  35. That it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by the proph­et, say­ing, I will open my mouth in par­a­bles; I will ut­ter things which have been kept se­cret from the foun­da­tion of the world.
  36. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ sent the mul­ti­tude away, and went in­to the house: and his dis­ci­ples came un­to him, say­ing, De­clare un­to us the par­a­ble of the tares of the field.
  37. He an­swered and said un­to them, He that sow­eth the good seed is the Son of man;
  38. The field is the world; the good seed are the chil­dren of the king­dom; but the tares are the chil­dren of the wick­ed one.
  39. The en­e­my that sowed them is the dev­il; the har­vest is the end of the world; and the reap­ers are the angels.
  40. As there­fore the tares are gath­ered and burned (up) in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
  41. The Son of man shall send forth his an­gels, and they shall gath­er out of his king­dom all things that of­fend, and them which do iniquity;
  42. And shall cast them in­to a fur­nace of fire: there shall be wail­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
  43. Then shall the righ­teous shine forth as the sun in the king­dom of their Fa­ther. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  44. Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a trea­sure hid in a field; then which when a man hath found, he hid­eth, and for joy there­of go­eth and sell­eth all that he hath, and buy­eth that field.
  45. Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a mer­chant man, seek­ing good­ly pearls:
  46. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
  47. Again, the king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a net, that was cast in­to the sea, and gath­ered of ev­ery kind:
  48. When, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gath­ered the good in­to vessels, but cast the bad away.
  49. So shall it be at the end of the world: the an­gels shall come forth and sev­er the wick­ed from among the just.
  50. And shall cast them in­to the fur­nace of fire: there shall be wail­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
  51. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, Have ye un­der­stood all these things? They say un­to him, Yea⟨Lord⟩.
  52. Then said he un­to them, There­fore ev­ery scribe which is in­struct­ed un­to the king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a man that is an house­hold­er, which bring­eth forth out of his trea­sure things new and old.
  53. And it came to pass, that when ⟨Jesus⟩ had fin­ished these par­a­bles, he de­part­ed thence.
  54. And when he was come in­to his own coun­try, he taught them in their syn­a­gogue, in­so­much that they were as­ton­ished, and said, Whence hath this man this wis­dom, and these migh­ty works?
  55. Is not this the car­pen­ter’s son? is not his moth­er called Mary? and his breth­ren, James, and Jo‍‍-‍ses, and Si­mon, and Judas?
  56. And his sis­ters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
  57. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, A proph­et is not with­out hon­our, save in his own coun­try, and in his own house.
  58. And he did not ma­ny migh­ty works there be­cause of their unbelief.
Chapter Fourteen
  1. AT that time Her­od the te‍‍-‍trarch heard of the fame of ⟨Jesus⟩,
  2. And said un­to his serv­ants, this is John the Bap­tist; he is ris­en from the dead; and there­fore migh­ty works do shew forth them­selves in him.
  3. For Her­od had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in pris­on for He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as’ sake, his broth­er Philip’s wife.
  4. For John said un­to him, It is not law­ful for thee to have her.
  5. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they count­ed him as a prophet.
  6. But when Her­od’s birth­day was kept, the daugh­ter of He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍as danced before them, and pleased Herod.
  7. Whereupon he prom­ised with an oath to give her what­so­ever she would ask.
  8. And she, be­ing in­struct­ed of her moth­er, said, Give me here John (the) Bap­tist’s head in a charger.
  9. And the king was sor­ry: nev­er­the­less for the oath’s sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he com­mand­ed it to be giv­en her.
  10. And he sent, and be­head­ed John in the prison.
  11. And his head was brought in a charg­er, and giv­en to the dam­sel: and she brought it to her mother.
  12. And his dis­ci­ples came, and took up the body, and bur­ied it, and went and told ⟨Jesus⟩.
  13. When ⟨Jesus⟩ heard of it, he de­part­ed thence by ship in­to a des­ert place apart: and when the peo­ple had heard there­of, they fol­lowed him on foot out of the cities.
  14. And ⟨Jesus⟩ went forth, and saw a great mul­ti­tude, and was moved with com­pas­sion to­ward them, and he healed their sick.
  15. And when it was eve­ning, his dis­ci­ples came to him, say­ing, This is a des­ert place, and the time is now past; send the mul­ti­tude away, that they may go in­to the vil­lag­es, and buy them­selves victuals.
  16. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, They need not de­part; give ye them to eat.
  17. And they say un­to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
  18. He said, Bring them hith­er to me.
  19. And he com­mand­ed the mul­ti­tude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fish­es, and look­ing up to heav­en, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his dis­ci­ples, and the dis­ci­ples to the multitude.
  20. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the frag­ments that re­mained twelve bas­kets full.
  21. And they that had eat­en were about five thou­sand men, be­side wom­en and children.
  22. And straight­way ⟨Jesus⟩ con­strained his dis­ci­ples to get in­to a ship, and to go be­fore him un­to the oth­er side, while he sent the mul­ti­tudes away.
  23. And when he had sent the mul­ti­tudes away, he went up in­to a moun­tain apart to pray: and when the eve­ning was come, he was there alone.
  24. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
  25. And in the fourth watch of the night ⟨Jesus⟩ went un­to them, walk­ing on the sea.
  26. And when the dis­ci­ples saw him walk­ing on the sea, they were trou­bled, say­ing, It is a spir­it; and they cried out for fear.
  27. But straight­way ⟨Jesus⟩ spake un­to them, say­ing, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
  28. And Peter an­swered him and said, ⟨Lord⟩, if it be thou, bid me come un­to thee on the water.
  29. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the wa­ter, to go to ⟨Jesus⟩.
  30. But when he saw the wind bois­ter­ous, he was afraid; and be­gin­ning to sink, he cried, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, save me.
  31. And im­me­di­ate­ly ⟨Jesus⟩ stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said un­to him, O thou of lit­tle faith, where­fore didst thou doubt?
  32. And when they were come in­to the ship, the wind ceased.
  33. Then they that were in the ship came and wor­shipped him, say­ing, Of a truth thou art the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  34. And when they were gone ov­er, they came in­to the land of Gen-‍nes‍‍-‍a-‍ret.
  35. And when the men of that place had knowl­edge of him, they sent out in­to all that coun­try round about, and brought un­to him all that were diseased;
  36. And be­sought him that they might on­ly touch the hem of his gar­ment: and as ma­ny as touched were made per­fect­ly whole.
Chapter Fifteen
  1. THEN came to ⟨Jesus⟩ scribes and Phar­i­sees, which were of Je­ru­sa­lem, saying,
  2. Why do thy dis­ci­ples trans­gress the tra­di­tion of the el­ders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
  3. But he an­swered and said un­to them, Why do ye al­so trans­gress the com­mand­ment of ⟨God⟩ by your tradition?
  4. For ⟨God⟩ com­mand­ed, say­ing, Hon­our thy fa­ther and moth­er: and, He that curseth fa­ther or moth­er, let him die the death.
  5. But ye say, Who­so­ever shall say to his fa­ther or his moth­er, It is a gift, by what­so­ever thou migh­test be prof­it­ed by me;
  6. And hon­our not his fa­ther or his moth­er, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the com­mand­ment of ⟨God⟩ of none ef­fect by your tradition.
  7. Ye hyp­o­crites, well did E-‍sa‍‍-‍ias proph­e­sy of you, saying,
  8. This peo­ple draw­eth nigh un­to me with their mouth, and hon­er­eth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
  9. But in vain they do wor­ship me, teach­ing for doc­trines the com­mand­ments of men.
  10. And he called the mul­ti­tude and said un­to them, Hear, and un­der­stand:
  11. Not that which go­eth in­to the mouth de­fil­eth a man; but that which com­eth out of the mouth, this de­fil­eth a man.
  12. Then came his dis­ci­ples, and said un­to him, Know­est thou that the Phar­i­sees were of­fend­ed, af­ter they heard this saying?
  13. But he an­swered and said, Every plant, which my heav­en­ly Fa­ther hath not plant­ed, shall be root­ed up.
  14. Let them alone: they be blind lead­ers of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall in­to the ditch.
  15. Then an­swered Peter and said un­to him, De­clare un­to us this parable.
  16. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Are ye al­so yet with­out understanding?
  17. Do not ye yet un­der­stand, that what­so­ever en­ter­eth in at the mouth go­eth in­to the bel­ly, and is cast out in­to the draught?
  18. But those things which pro­ceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they de­file the man.
  19. For out of the heart pro­ceed evil thoughts, mur­ders, adul­ter­ies, for­ni­ca­tions, thefts, false wit­ness, blasphemies. (See: Jeremiah 17:9Mark 7:20)
  20. These are the things which de­file a man: but to eat with un­wash­en hands de­fil­eth not a man.
  21. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ went thence, and de­part­ed in­to the coasts of Tyre and Si‍‍-‍don.
  22. And, be­hold, a wom­an of Ca­naan came out of the same coasts, and cried un­to him, say­ing, Have mer­cy on me, O ⟨Lord⟩, thou son of Da­vid; my daugh­ter is grie­vous­ly vexed with a devil.
  23. But he an­swered her not a word. And his dis­ci­ples came and be­sought him, say­ing, Send her away; for she cri­eth af­ter us.
  24. But he an­swered and said, I am not sent but un­to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
  25. Then came she and wor­shipped him, say­ing ⟨Lord⟩, help me.
  26. But he an­swered and said, It is not meet to take the chil­dren’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
  27. And she said, Truth, ⟨Lord⟩: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their mas­ters’ table.
  28. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to her, O wom­an, great is thy faith: be it un­to thee even as thou wilt. And her daugh­ter was made whole from that very hour.
  29. And ⟨Jesus⟩ de­part­ed from thence, and came nigh un­to the sea of Gal­i­lee; and went up in­to a moun­tain, and sat down there.
  30. And great mul­ti­tudes came un­to him, hav­ing with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and ma­ny oth­ers, and cast them down at ⟨Jesus’⟩ feet; and he healed them:
  31. Insomuch that the mul­ti­tude won­dered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glo­ri­fied the ⟨God⟩ of Israel.
  32. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ called his dis­ci­ples un­to him, and said, I have com­pas­sion on the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they con­tin­ue with me now three days, and have noth­ing to eat: and I will not send them away fast­ing, lest they faint in the way.
  33. And his dis­ci­ples say un­to him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wil­der­ness, as to fill so great a multitude?
  34. And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, How ma­ny loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few lit­tle fishes.
  35. And he com­mand­ed the mul­ti­tude to sit down on the ground.
  36. And he took the sev­en loaves and the fish­es, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his dis­ci­ples, and the dis­ci­ples to the multitude.
  37. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the brok­en meat that was left sev­en bas­kets full.
  38. And they that did eat were four thou­sand men, be­side wom­en and children.
  39. And he sent away the mul­ti­tude, and took ship, and came in­to the coasts of Mag‍‍-‍da-‍la. []
Chapter Sixteen
  1. THE Pharisees (al­so with the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees) came and tempt­ing de­sired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
  2. He an­swered and said un­to them, When it is eve­ning, ye say, It will be fair weath­er: for the sky is red.
  3. And in the morn­ing, It will be foul weath­er to day: for the sky is red and low­(e)r­ing. O ye hyp­o­crites, ye can dis­cern the face of the sky; but can ye not dis­cern the signs of the times?
  4. A wick­ed and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seek­eth af­ter a sign; and there shall no sign be giv­en un­to it, but the sign of the proph­et Jo‍‍-‍nas. And he left them, and departed.
  5. And when the dis­ci­ples were come to the oth­er side, they had for­got­ten to take bread.
  6. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Take heed and be­ware of the leav­en of the Phar­i­sees and of the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees.
  7. And they rea­soned among them­selves, say­ing, It is be­cause we have tak­en no bread.
  8. Which when ⟨Jesus⟩ per­ceived, he said un­to them, O ye of lit­tle faith, why rea­son ye among your­selves, be­cause ye have brought no bread?
  9. Do ye not yet un­der­stand, nei­ther re­mem­ber the five loaves of the five thou­sand, and how ma­ny bas­kets ye took up?
  10. Neither the sev­en loaves of the four thou­sand, and how ma­ny bas­kets ye took up?
  11. How is it that ye do not un­der­stand that I spake it not to you con­cern­ing bread, that ye should be­ware of the leav­en of the Phar­i­sees and of the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees?
  12. Then un­der­stood they how that he bade them not be­ware of the leav­en of bread, but of the doc­trine of the Phar­i­sees and of the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees.
  13. When ⟨Jesus⟩ came in­to the coasts of Cæs-‍a-‍re‍‍-‍a Phi-‍lip‍‍-‍pi, he asked his dis­ci­ples, say­ing, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
  14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Bap­tist: some E-‍li‍‍-‍as; and oth­ers, Jer-‍e-‍mi‍‍-‍as, or one of the prophets.
  15. He sa­ith un­to them, But whom say ye that I am?
  16. And Si­mon Pe­ter an­swered and said, Thou art the ⟨Christ⟩, the Son of the liv­ing ⟨God⟩.
  17. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to him, Bless­ed art thou, Si­mon Bar-‍jo‍‍-‍na: for flesh and blood hath not re­vealed it un­to thee, but my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  18. And I say al­so un­to thee, That thou art Pe­ter, and up­on this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not pre­vail against it.
  19. And I will give un­to thee the keys of the king­dom of heav­en: and what­so­ever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heav­en: and what­so­ever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
  20. Then charged he his dis­ci­ples that they should tell no man that he was ⟨Jesus⟩ the ⟨Christ⟩.
  21. From that time forth be­gan ⟨Jesus⟩ to shew un­to his dis­ci­ples, how that he must go un­to Je­ru­sa­lem, and suf­fer ma­ny things of the el­ders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again on the third day.
  22. Then Pe­ter took him, and be­gan to re­buke him, say­ing, Be it far from thee, ⟨Lord⟩: this shall not be un­to thee.
  23. But he turned, and said un­to Pe­ter, Get thee be­hind me, Sa­tan: thou art an of­fence un­to me: for thou sa­vour­est not the things that be of ⟨God⟩, but those that be of men.
  24. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to his dis­ci­ples, If any man will come af­ter me, let him de­ny him­self, and take up his cross, and fol­low me.
  25. For who­so­ever will save his life shall lose it: and who­so­ever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
  26. For what is a man prof­it­ed, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in ex­change for his soul?
  27. For the Son of man shall come in the glo­ry of his Fa­ther with his an­gels; and then he shall re­ward ev­ery man ac­cord­ing to his works.
  28. Verily I say un­to you, There be some stand­ing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man com­ing in his kingdom. (See: John 21:22)
Chapter Seventeen
  1. AND af­ter six days ⟨Jesus⟩ tak­eth Pe­ter, James, and John his broth­er, and bring­eth them up in­to an high moun­tain apart.
  2. And was trans­fig­ured be­fore them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his rai­ment was white as the light.
  3. And, be­hold, there ap­peared un­to them Moses and E-‍li‍‍-‍as talk­ing with him.
  4. Then an­swered Pe­ter, and said un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, ⟨Lord⟩, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three ta­ber­na­cles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for E-‍li‍‍-‍as.
  5. While he yet spake, be­hold, a bright cloud over­shad­owed them: and be­hold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my be­lov­ed Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
  6. And when the dis­ci­ples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
  7. And ⟨Jesus⟩ came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
  8. And when they had lift­ed up their eyes, they saw no man, save ⟨Jesus⟩ only.
  9. And as they came down from the moun­tain, ⟨Jesus⟩ charged them, say­ing, Tell the vi­sion to no man, un­til the Son of man be ris­en again from the dead.
  10. And his dis­ci­ples asked him, say­ing, Why then say the scribes that E-‍li‍‍-‍as must first come?
  11. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, E-‍li‍‍-‍as tru­ly shall first come, and re­store all things.
  12. But I say un­to you, That E-‍li‍‍-‍as is come al­rea­dy, and they knew him not, but have done un­to him what­so­ever they list­ed. Like­wise shall al­so the Son of man suf­fer of them. (See: John 1:21)
  13. Then the dis­ci­ples un­der­stood that he spake un­to them of John the Baptist.
  14. And when they were come to the mul­ti­tude, there came to him a cer­tain man, kneel­ing down to him, and saying,
  15. ⟨Lord⟩, have mer­cy on my son: for he is lu­na­tick,(sic) and sore vexed: for oft­times he fall­eth in­to the fire, and oft in­to the water.
  16. And I brought him to thy dis­ci­ples, and they could not cure him.
  17. Then ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, O faith­less and per­verse gen­er­a­tion, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suf­fer you? bring him hith­er to me.
  18. And ⟨Jesus⟩ re­buked the dev­il; and he de­part­ed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
  19. Then came the dis­ci­ples to ⟨Jesus⟩ apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
  20. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Be­cause of your un­be­lief: for ver­i­ly I say un­to you, If ye have faith as a grain of mus­tard seed, ye shall say un­to this moun­tain, Re­move hence to yon­der place; and it shall re­move; and noth­ing shall be im­pos­si­ble un­to you.
  21. Howbeit this kind go­eth not out but by pray­er and fasting.
  22. And while they abode in Gal­i­lee, ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, The Son of man shall be be­trayed in­to the hands of men:
  23. And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were ex­ceed­ing sorry.
  24. And when they were come to Ca-‍per‍‍-‍na-‍um, they that re­ceived tribute mon­ey came to Pe­ter, and said, Doth not your mas­ter pay tribute?
  25. He sa­ith, Yes. And when he was come in­to the house, ⟨Jesus⟩ pre­vent­ed him, say­ing, What think­est thou, Si­mon? of whom do the kings of the earth take cus­tom or trib­ute? of their own chil­dren, or of strangers?
  26. Peter sa­ith un­to him, Of stran­gers. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, Then are the chil­dren free.
  27. Notwithstanding, lest we should of­fend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first com­eth up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of mon­ey: that take, and give un­to them for me and thee.
Chapter Eighteen
  1. AT the same time came the dis­ci­ples un­to ⟨Jesus⟩, say­ing, Who is the great­est in the king­dom of heaven?
  2. And ⟨Jesus⟩ called a lit­tle child un­to him, and set him in the midst of them.
  3. And said, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, Ex­cept ye be con­vert­ed, and be­come as lit­tle chil­dren, ye shall not en­ter in­to the king­dom of heaven.
  4. Whosoever there­fore shall hum­ble him­self as this lit­tle child, the same is great­est in the king­dom of heaven.
  5. And who­so shall re­ceive one such lit­tle child in my name re­ceiv­eth me.
  6. But who­so shall of­fend one of these lit­tle ones which be­lieve in me, it were bet­ter for him that a mill­stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
  7. Woe un­to the world be­cause of of­fenc­es! for it must needs be that of­fenc­es come; but woe to that man by whom the of­fence cometh!
  8. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot of­fend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is bet­ter for thee to en­ter in­to life halt or maimed, rath­er than hav­ing two hands or two feet to be cast in­to ever­last­ing fire.
  9. And if thine eye of­fend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is bet­ter for thee to en­ter in­to life with one eye, rath­er than hav­ing two eyes to be cast in­to hell fire.
  10. Take heed that ye de­spise not one of these lit­tle ones; for I say un­to you, That in heav­en their an­gels do al­ways be­hold the face of my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  11. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
  12. How think ye? if a man have an hun­dred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the nine­ty and nine, and go­eth in­to the moun­tains, and seek­eth that which is gone astray?
  13. And if so be that he find it, ver­i­ly I say un­to you, he re­joic­eth more of that sheep, than of the nine­ty and nine which went not astray.
  14. Even so it is not the will of your Fa­ther which is in heav­en, that one of these lit­tle ones should perish.
  15. Moreover if thy broth­er shall tres­pass against thee, go and tell him his fault be­tween thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
  16. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three wit­ness­es ev­ery word may be established.
  17. And if he shall ne­glect to hear them, tell it un­to the church: but if he ne­glect to hear the church, let him be un­to thee as an heath­en man and a publican.
  18. Verily I say un­to you, What­so­ever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heav­en: and what­so­ever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
  19. Again I say un­to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touch­ing any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Fa­ther which is in heaven.
  20. For where two or three are gath­ered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
  21. Then came Pe­ter to him, and said, ⟨Lord⟩, how oft shall my broth­er sin against me, and I for­give him? till sev­en times?
  22. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, I say not un­to thee, Un­til sev­en times: but, Un­til sev­en­ty times seven.
  23. Therefore is the king­dom of heav­en lik­ened un­to a cer­tain king which would take ac­count of his servants(’ debts un­to him).
  24. And when he had be­gun to reck­on, one was brought un­to him, which owed him ten thou­sand talents.
  25. But for­as­much as he had not to pay, his lord com­mand­ed him to be sold, and his wife, and chil­dren, and all that he had, and pay­ment to be made.
  26. The serv­ant there­fore fell down, and wor­shipped him, say­ing, Lord, have pa­tience with me, and I will pay thee all.
  27. Then the lord of that servant was moved with com­pas­sion, and loosed him, and for­gave him the debt.
  28. But the same serv­ant went out, and found one of his fel­low­serv­ants, which owed him an hun­dred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, say­ing, Pay me that thou owest.
  29. And his fel­low­serv­ant fell down at his feet, and be­sought him, say­ing, Have pa­tience with me, and I will pay thee all.
  30. And he would not: but went and cast him in­to pris­on, till he should pay the debt.
  31. So when his fel­low­serv­ants saw what was done, they were very sor­ry, and came and told un­to their lord all that was done.
  32. Then his lord, af­ter that he had called him, said un­to him, O thou wick­ed serv­ant, I for­gave thee all that debt, be­cause thou de­sir­edst me:
  33. Shouldest not thou al­so have had com­pas­sion on thy fel­low­servant, even as I had pi­ty on thee?
  34. And his lord was wroth, and de­liv­ered him to the tor­ment­ors, till he should pay all that was due un­to him.
  35. So like­wise shall my heav­en­ly Fa­ther do al­so un­to you, if ye from your hearts for­give not ev­ery one his broth­er their trespasses.
Chapter Nineteen
  1. AND it came to pass, that when ⟨Jesus⟩ had fin­ished these say­ings, he de­part­ed from Gal­i­lee, and came in­to the coasts of Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a be­yond Jordan;
  2. And great mul­ti­tudes fol­lowed him; and he healed them there.
  3. The Phar­i­sees al­so came un­to him; tempt­ing him, and say­ing un­to him, Is it law­ful for a man to put away his wife for ev­ery cause?
  4. And he an­swered and said un­to them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the be­gin­ning made them male and female,
  5. And said, For this cause shall a man leave fa­ther and moth­er, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
  6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What there­fore ⟨God⟩ hath joined to­geth­er, let not man put asunder.
  7. They say un­to him, Why did Moses then com­mand to give a writ­ing of di­vorce­ment, and to put her away?
  8. He sa­ith un­to them, Moses be­cause of the hard­ness of your hearts suf­fered you to put away your wives: but from the be­gin­ning it was not so.
  9. And I say un­to you, Who­so­ever shall put away his wife, ex­cept it be for for­ni­ca­tion, and shall mar­ry an­oth­er, com­mit­teth adul­tery: and who­so mar­ri­eth her which is put away doth com­mit adultery.
  10. His dis­ci­ples say un­to him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
  11. But he said un­to them, All men can­not re­ceive this say­ing, save they to whom it is given.
  12. For there are some eu­nuchs, which were so born from their moth­er’s womb: and there are some eu­nuchs, which were made eu­nuchs of man: and there be eu­nuchs, which have made them­selves eu­nuchs for the king­dom of heav­en’s sake. He that is able to re­ceive it, let him re­ceive it.
  13. Then were there brought un­to him lit­tle chil­dren, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the dis­ci­ples re­buked them.
  14. But ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Suf­fer lit­tle chil­dren, and for­bid them not, to come un­to me: for of such is the king­dom of heaven.
  15. And he laid his hands on them, and de­part­ed thence.
  16. And, be­hold, one came and said un­to him, Good Mas­ter, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eter­nal life?
  17. And he said un­to him, Why call­est thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, ⟨God⟩: but if thou wilt en­ter in­to life, keep the commandments.
  18. He sa­ith un­to him, Which? ⟨Jesus⟩ said, Thou shalt do no mur­der, Thou shalt not com­mit adul­tery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
  19. Honour thy fa­ther and thy moth­er: and, Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour as thyself.
  20. The young man sa­ith un­to him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
  21. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, If thou wilt be per­fect, go and sell that thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have trea­sure in heav­en: and come and fol­low me.
  22. But when the young man heard that say­ing, he went away sor­row­ful: for he had great possessions.
  23. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to his dis­ci­ples, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, That a rich man shall hard­ly en­ter in­to the king­dom of heaven.
  24. And again I say un­to you, 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⟩.
  25. When his dis­ci­ples heard it, there were ex­ceed­ing­ly amazed, say­ing, Who then can be saved?
  26. But ⟨Jesus⟩ be­held them, and said un­to them, With men this is im­pos­si­ble: but with ⟨God⟩ all things are possible.
  27. Then an­swered Pe­ter and said un­to him, Be­hold, we have for­sak­en all, and fol­lowed thee; what shall we have therefore?
  28. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, that ye which have fol­lowed me, in the re­gen­er­a­tion when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glo­ry, ye al­so shall sit up­on twelve thrones, judg­ing the twelve tribes of Israel.
  29. And ev­ery one that hath for­sak­en hous­es, or breth­ren, or sis­ters, or fa­ther, or moth­er, or wife, or chil­dren, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall re­ceive an hun­dred­fold, and shall in­her­it ever­last­ing life.
  30. But ma­ny that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
Chapter Twenty
  1. FOR the king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a man that is an house­hold­er, which went out ear­ly in the morn­ing to hire la­bour­ers in­to his vineyard.
  2. And when he had agreed with the la­bour­ers for a pen­ny a day, he sent them in­to his vineyard.
  3. And he went out about the third hour, and saw oth­ers stand­ing idle in the marketplace,
  4. And said un­to them; Go ye al­so in­to the vine­yard, and what­so­ever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
  5. Again, he went about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
  6. And about the elev­enth hour he went out, and found oth­ers stand­ing idle, and sa­ith un­to them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
  7. Because no man hath hired us. He sa­ith un­to them, Go ye al­so in­to the vine­yard; and what­so­ever is right, that shall ye receive.
  8. So when even was come, the lord of the vine­yard sa­ith un­to his stew­ard, Call the la­bour­ers, and give them their hire, be­gin­ning from the last un­to the first.
  9. And when they came that were hired about the elev­enth hour, they re­ceived ev­ery man a penny.
  10. But when the first came, they sup­posed that they should have re­ceived more; and they like­wise re­ceived ev­ery man a penny.
  11. And when they had re­ceived it, they mur­mured against the good­man of the house.
  12. Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal un­to us, which have borne the bur­den and heat of the day.
  13. But he an­swered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
  14. Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give un­to this last, even as un­to thee.
  15. Is it not law­ful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, be­cause I am good.
  16. So the last shall be first, and the first last: for ma­ny shall be called, but few chosen.
  17. And ⟨Jesus⟩ go­ing up to Je­ru­sa­lem took the twelve dis­ci­ples apart in the way, and said un­to them,
  18. Behold, we go up to Je­ru­sa­lem; and the Son of man shall be be­trayed un­to the chief priests and un­to the scribes, and they shall con­demn him to death,
  19. And shall de­liv­er him to the Gen­tiles to mock, and to scourge, and to cru­ci­fy him: and the third day he shall rise again.
  20. Then came to him the moth­er of Zebedee’s chil­dren with her sons, wor­ship­ping him, and de­sir­ing a cer­tain thing of him.
  21. And he said un­to her, What wilt thou? She sa­ith un­to him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the oth­er on the left, in thy kingdom.
  22. But ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be bap­tized with the bap­tism that I am to be bap­tized with? They say un­to him, We are able.
  23. And he sa­ith un­to them, Ye shall drink in­deed of my cup, and be bap­tized with the bap­tism that I am bap­tized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be giv­en to them for whom it is pre­pared of my Father.
  24. And when the ten heard it, they were moved with in­dig­na­tion against the two brethren.
  25. But ⟨Jesus⟩ called them un­to him, and said, Ye know that the princ­es of the Gen­tiles ex­er­cise do­min­ion over them, and they that are great ex­er­cise au­thor­ity up­on them.
  26. But it shall not be so among you: but who­so­ever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
  27. And who­so­ever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
  28. Even as the Son of man came not to be min­is­tered un­to, but to min­is­ter, and to give his life a ran­som for many.
  29. And as they de­part­ed from Jer­i­cho, a great mul­ti­tude fol­lowed him.
  30. And, be­hold, two blind men sit­ting by the way side, when they heard that ⟨Jesus⟩ passed by, cried out, say­ing, Have mer­cy on us, O ⟨Lord⟩, thou son of David.
  31. And the mul­ti­tude re­buked them, be­cause they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, say­ing, Have mer­cy on us, O ⟨Lord⟩, thou son of David.
  32. And ⟨Jesus⟩ stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that that I shall do un­to you?
  33. They say un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, that our eyes may be opened.
  34. So ⟨Jesus⟩ had com­pas­sion on them, and touched their eyes: and im­me­di­ate­ly their eyes re­ceived sight, and they fol­lowed him.
Chapter Twenty-One
  1. AND when they drew nigh un­to Je­ru­sa­lem, and were come to Beth‍‍-‍pha-‍ge, un­to the mount of Ol­ives, then sent ⟨Jesus⟩ two disciples,
  2. Saying un­to them, Go in­to the vil­lage over against you, and straight­way ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them un­to me.
  3. And if any man say ought un­to you, ye shall say, The ⟨Lord⟩ hath need of them; and straight­way he will send them.
  4. All this was done, that it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by the proph­et, saying,
  5. Tell ye the daugh­ter of Si‍‍-‍on, Be­hold, thy King com­eth un­to thee, meek, and sit­ting up­on an ass, and a colt the foal of ‍an ‍ass.
  6. And the dis­ci­ples went, and did as ⟨Jesus⟩ com­mand­ed them.
  7. And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
  8. And a very great mul­ti­tude spread their gar­ments in the way; oth­ers cut down branch­es from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
  9. And the mul­ti­tudes that went be­fore, and that fol­lowed, cried, say­ing, Ho-‍san‍‍-‍na to the son of David: Bless­ed is he that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩; Ho-‍san‍‍-‍na in the highest.
  10. And when he was come in­to Je­ru­sa­lem, all the city was moved, say­ing, Who is this?
  11. And the mul­ti­tude said, This is ⟨Jesus⟩ the proph­et of Naz­a­reth of Galilee.
  12. And ⟨Jesus⟩ went in­to the tem­ple of ⟨God⟩, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the tem­ple, and over­threw the ta­bles of the mon­ey­chang­ers, and the seats of them that sold doves.
  13. And said un­to them, It is writ­ten, My house shall be called the house of pray­er; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
  14. And the blind and the lame came to him in the tem­ple; and he healed them.
  15. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the won­der­ful things that he did, and the chil­dren cry­ing in the tem­ple, and say­ing, Ho-‍san‍‍-‍na to the son of David; they were sore displeased,
  16. And said un­to him, Hear­est thou what these say? And ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, Yea; have ye nev­er read, Out of the mouth of babes and suck­lings thou hast per­fect­ed praise?
  17. And he left them, and went out of the city in­to Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny; and he lodged there.
  18. Now in the morn­ing as he re­turned in­to the city, he hungered.
  19. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found noth­ing there­on, but leaves on­ly, and said un­to it, Let no fruit grow on thee hence­for­ward for ever. And pres­ent­ly the fig tree with­ered away.
  20. And when the dis­ci­ples saw it, they mar­velled, say­ing, How soon is the fig tree with­ered away!
  21. ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not on­ly do this which is done to the fig tree, but al­so if ye shall say un­to this moun­tain, Be thou re­moved, and be thou cast in­to the sea; it shall be done.
  22. And all things, what­so­ever ye shall ask in pray­er, be­liev­ing, ye shall receive.
  23. And when he was come in­to the tem­ple, the chief priests and the el­ders of the peo­ple came un­to him as he was teach­ing, and said, By what au­thor­ity do­est thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
  24. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, I al­so will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what au­thor­ity I do these things.
  25. The bap­tism of John, whence was it? from heav­en, or of men? And they rea­soned with them­selves, say­ing, If we shall say, From heav­en; he will say un­to us, Why did ye not then be­lieve him?
  26. But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the peo­ple, for all hold John as a prophet.
  27. And they an­swered ⟨Jesus⟩, and said, We can­not tell. And he said un­to them, Nei­ther tell I you by what au­thor­ity I do these things.
  28. But what think ye? A cer­tain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
  29. He an­swered and said, I will not: but af­ter­ward he re­pent­ed, and went.
  30. And he came to the sec­ond, and said like­wise. And he an­swered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
  31. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say un­to him, The first. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, That the pub­li­cans and the har­lots go in­to the king­dom of ⟨God⟩ be­fore you.
  32. For John came un­to you in the way of righ­teous­ness, and ye be­lieved him not: but the publicans and the har­lots be­lieved him: and ye, when ye had seen it, re­pent­ed not af­ter­ward, that ye might be­lieve him.
  33. Hear an­oth­er par­a­ble: There was a cer­tain house­hold­er, which plant­ed a vine­yard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine­press in it, and built a tow­er, and let it out to hus­band­men, and went in­to a far country;
  34. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his serv­ants to the hus­band­men, that they might re­ceive the fruits of it.
  35. And the hus­band­men took his serv­ants, and beat one, and killed an­oth­er, and stoned another.
  36. Again, he sent oth­er serv­ants more than the first: and they did un­to them likewise.
  37. But last of all he sent un­to them his son, say­ing, They will rev­er­ance my son.
  38. But when the hus­band­men saw the son, they said among them­selves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
  39. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vine­yard, and slew him.
  40. When the lord there­fore of the vine­yard com­eth, what will he do un­to those husbandmen?
  41. They say un­to him, He will miser­ably de­stroy those wick­ed men, and will let out his vine­yard un­to oth­er hus­band­men, which shall rend­er him the fruits in their seasons.
  42. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to them, Did ye never read in the scrip­tures, The stone which the build­ers re­ject­ed, the same is be­come the head of the cor­ner: this is the ⟨Lord’s⟩ do­ing, and it is mar­vel­lous in our eyes?
  43. Therefore say I un­to you, The king­dom of ⟨God⟩ shall be tak­en from you, and giv­en to a na­tion bring­ing forth the fruits thereof.
  44. And who­so­ever shall fall on this stone shall be brok­en: but on whom­so­ever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
  45. And when the chief priests and Phar­i­sees had heard his par­a­bles, they per­ceived that he spake of them.
  46. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the mul­ti­tude, be­cause they took him for a prophet.
Chapter Twenty-Two
  1. AND ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and spake un­to them again by par­a­bles, and said,
  2. The king­dom of heav­en is like un­to a cer­tain king, which made a mar­riage for his son,
  3. And sent forth his serv­ants to call them that were bid­den to the wed­ding: and they would not come.
  4. Again, he sent forth oth­er serv­ants, say­ing, Tell them which are bid­den, Be­hold, I hae pre­pared my din­ner: my ox­en and my fat­lings are rea­dy: come un­to the marriage.
  5. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, an­oth­er to his merchandise:
  6. And the rem­nant took his serv­ants, and en­treat­ed them spite­ful­ly, and slew them.
  7. But when the king heard there­of, he was wroth: and he sent forth his ar­mies, and de­stroyed those mur­der­ers, and burned up their city.
  8. Then sa­ith he to his serv­ants, The wed­ding is rea­dy, but they which were bid­den were not worthy.
  9. Go ye there­fore in­to the high­ways, and as ma­ny as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
  10. So those serv­ants went out in­to the high­ways, and gath­ered to­geth­er all as ma­ny as they found, both bad and good: and the wed­ding was fur­nished with guests.
  11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wed­ding garment:
  12. And he sa­ith un­to him, Friend, how cam­est thou in hith­er not hav­ing a wed­ding gar­ment? And he was speechless.
  13. Then said the king to the serv­ants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him in­to out­er dark­ness; there shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
  14. For ma­ny are called, but few are chosen.
  15. Then went the Phar­i­sees, and took coun­sel how they might en­tan­gle him in his talk.
  16. And they sent out un­to him their dis­ci­ples with the He-‍ro‍‍-‍di-‍ans, say­ing, Mas­ter, we know that thou art true, and teach­est the way of ⟨God⟩ in truth, nei­ther car­est thou for any man: for thou re­gard­est not the per­son of men.
  17. Tell us there­fore, What think­est thou? Is it law­ful to give trib­ute un­to Cæsar, or not?
  18. But ⟨Jesus⟩ per­ceived their wick­ed­ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
  19. Shew me the trib­ute mon­ey. And they brought un­to him a penny.
  20. And he sa­ith un­to them, Whose is this im­age and superscription?
  21. They say un­to him, Cæsar’s. Then sa­ith he un­to them, Rend­er there­fore un­to Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’s; and un­to ⟨God⟩ the things that are ⟨God’s⟩.
  22. When they had heard these words, they mar­velled, and left him, and went their way.
  23. The same day came to him the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees, which say that there is no res­ur­rec­tion, and asked him,
  24. Saying, Mas­ter, Mo­ses said, If a man die, hav­ing no chil­dren, his broth­er shall mar­ry his wife, and raise up seed un­to his brother.
  25. Now there were with us with us sev­en breth­ren: and the first, when he had mar­ried a wife, de­ceased, and, hav­ing no is­sue, left his wife un­to his brother:
  26. Likewise the sec­ond al­so, and the third, un­to the seventh.
  27. And last of all the wom­an died also.
  28. Therefore in the res­ur­rec­tion whose wife shall she be of the sev­en? for they all had her.
  29. ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, Ye do err, not know­ing the scrip­tures, nor the pow­er of ⟨God⟩.
  30. For in the res­ur­rec­tion they nei­ther marry, nor are giv­en in mar­riage, but are as the an­gels of ⟨God⟩ in heaven.
  31. But as touch­ing the res­sur­rec­tion of the dead, have ye not read that which was spok­en un­to you by ⟨God⟩, saying,
  32. I am the ⟨God⟩ of Abra­ham, and the ⟨God⟩ of Isaac, and the ⟨God⟩ of Jacob? ⟨God⟩ is not the ⟨God⟩ of the dead, but of the living.
  33. And when the mul­ti­tude heard this, they were as­ton­ished at his doctrine.
  34. But when the Phar­i­sees had heard that he had put the Sad‍‍-‍du-‍cees to si­lence, they were gath­ered together.
  35. Then one of them, which was a law­yer, asked him a ques­tion, tempt­ing him, and saying,
  36. Master, which is the great com­mand­ment in the law?
  37. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Thou shalt love the ⟨Lord⟩ thy ⟨God⟩ with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
  38. This is the first and great com­mand­ment.
  39. And the sec­ond is like un­to it, Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour as thyself.
  40. On these two com­mand­ments hang all the law and the prophets.
  41. While the Phar­i­sees were gath­ered to­geth­er, ⟨Jesus⟩ asked them,
  42. Saying, What think ye of ⟨Christ⟩? whose son is he? They say un­to him, The son of David.
  43. He sa­ith un­to them, How then doth David in spir­it call him ⟨Lord⟩, saying,
  44. The ⟨Lord⟩ said un­to my ⟨Lord⟩, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine en­e­mies thy footstool?
  45. If David then call him ⟨Lord⟩; how is he his son?
  46. And no man was able to an­swer him a word, nei­ther durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Chapter Twenty-Three
  1. THEN spake ⟨Jesus⟩ to the mul­ti­tude, and to his disciples,
  2. Saying, The scribes and the Phar­i­sees sit in Mo­ses’ seat:
  3. All there­fore what­so­ever they bid you ob­serve, that ob­serve and do; but do not ye af­ter their works: for they say, and do not.
  4. For they bind hea­vy bur­dens and grie­vous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoul­ders; but they them­selves will not move them with one of their fingers.
  5. But all their works they do for to be seen of men; they make broad their phy­lac­ter­ies, and enlarge the bor­ders of their garments,
  6. And love the up­per­most rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
  7. And greet­ings in the mar­kets, and to be called of men, Rab­biRab­bi.
  8. But be not ye called Rab­bi: for one is your Mas­ter, even ⟨Christ⟩; and all ye are brethren.
  9. And call no man your fa­ther up­on the earth: for one is your Fa­ther, which is in heaven.
  10. Neither be ye called mas­ters: for one is your Mas­ter, even ⟨Christ⟩.
  11. But he that is great­est among you shall be your servant.
  12. And who­so­ever shall ex­alt him­self shall be abased; and he that shall hum­ble him­self shall be exalted.
  13. But woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the king­dom of heav­en against men: for ye nei­ther go in your­selves, nei­ther suf­fer ye them that are en­ter­ing to go in.
  14. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye de­vour wid­ow’s hous­es, and for a pre­tense make long pray­er: there­fore ye shall re­ceive the great­er damnation.
  15. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye com­pass sea and land to make one pros­e­lyte, and when he is made, ye make him two­fold more the child of hell than yourselves.
  16. Woe un­to you, ye guides, which say, Who­so­ever shall swear by the tem­ple, it is noth­ing; but who­so­ever shall swear by the gold of the tem­ple, he is a debtor!
  17. Ye fools and blind: for wheth­er is great­er, the gold, or the tem­ple that sanc­ti­fi­eth the gold?
  18. And, Who­so­ever shall swear by the al­tar, it is noth­ing; but who­so­ever swear­eth by the gift that is up­on it, he is guilty.
  19. Ye fools and blind: for wheth­er is great­er, the gift, or the al­tar that sanc­ti­fi­eth the gift?
  20. Whoso there­fore shall swear by the al­tar, swear­eth by it, and by all things thereon.
  21. And who­so shall swear by the tem­ple, swear­eth by it, and by him that dwell­eth therein.
  22. And he that shall swear by heav­en, swear­eth by the throne of ⟨God⟩, and by him that sit­teth thereon.
  23. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and an­ise and cum­min, and have omit­ted the weight­i­er mat­ters of the law, judg­ment, mer­cy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the oth­er undone.
  24. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swal­low a camel.
  25. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the out­side of the cup and of the plat­ter, but with­in they are full of ex­tor­tion and excess.
  26. Thou blind Phar­i­see, cleanse first that which is with­in the cup and plat­ter, that the out­side of them may be clean also.
  27. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! for ye are like un­to whit­ed sepulchres, which in­deed ap­pear beau­ti­ful out­ward, but are with­in full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
  28. Even so ye al­so out­ward­ly ap­pear righ­teous un­to men, but with­in ye are full of hy­poc­ri­sy and iniquity.
  29. Woe un­to you, scribes and Phar­i­sees, hypocrites! be­cause ye build the tombs of the proph­ets, and gar­nish the sepulchres of the righ­teous,
  30. And say, If we had been in the days of our fa­thers, we would not have been par­tak­ers with them in the blood of the prophets.
  31. Wherefore ye be wit­ness­es un­to your­selves, that ye are the chil­dren of them which killed the prophets.
  32. Fill ye up then the mea­sure of your fathers.
  33. Ye ser­pents, ye gen­er­a­tion of vi­pers, how can ye es­cape the dam­na­tion of hell?
  34. Wherefore, be­hold, I send un­to you proph­ets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and cru­ci­fy; and some of them shall ye scourge in your syn­a­gogues and per­se­cute them from city to city:
  35. That up­on you may come all the righ­teous blood shed up­on the earth, from the blood of righ­teous Abel un­to the blood of Zach-‍a-‍ri‍‍-‍as son of Bar-‍a-‍chi‍‍-‍as, whom ye slew between the tem­ple and the altar.
  36. Verily I say un­to you, All these things shall come up­on this generation.
  37. O Je­ru­sa­lem, Je­ru­sa­lem, thou that kill­est the proph­ets, and ston­est them which are sent un­to thee, how of­ten would I have gath­ered thy chil­dren to­geth­er, even as a hen gath­er­eth her chick­ens un­der her wings, and ye would not!
  38. Behold, your house is left un­to you desolate.
  39. For I say un­to you, Ye shall not see me hence­forth, till ye shall say, Bless­ed is he that com­eth in the name of the ⟨Lord⟩.
Chapter Twenty-Four
  1. AND ⟨Jesus⟩ went out, and de­part­ed from the tem­ple: and his dis­ci­ples came to him for to shew him the build­ings of the temple.
  2. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to them, See ye not all these things? ver­i­ly I say un­to you, There shall not be left here one stone up­on an­oth­er, that shall not be thrown down.
  3. And as he sat up­on the mount of Ol­ives, the dis­ci­ples came un­to him pri­vate­ly, say­ing, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy com­ing, and of the end of the world?
  4. And ⟨Jesus⟩ an­swered and said un­to them, Take heed that no man de­ceive you.
  5. For ma­ny shall come in my name, say­ing, I am ⟨Christ⟩; and shall de­ceive many.
  6. And ye shall hear of wars and ru­mours of wars: see that ye be not trou­bled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
  7. For na­tion shall rise against na­tion, and king­dom against king­dom: and there shall be fam­ines, and pes­ti­lenc­es, and earth­quakes, in di­vers places.
  8. All these are the be­gin­ning of sorrows.
  9. Then shall they de­liv­er you up to be af­flict­ed, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hat­ed of all na­tions for my name’s sake.
  10. And then shall ma­ny be of­fend­ed, and shall be­tray one an­oth­er, and shall hate one another.
  11. And ma­ny false proph­ets shall arise, and shall de­ceive many.
  12. And be­cause in­iq­ui­ty shall abound, the love of ma­ny shall wax cold.
  13. But he that shall en­dure un­to the end, the same shall be saved.
  14. And the gos­pel of the king­dom shall be preached in all the world for a wit­ness un­to all na­tions; and then shall the end come.
  15. When ye there­fore shall see the a­bom­i­na­tion of des­o­la­tion, spok­en of by Daniel the proph­et, stand in the holy place, (who­so read­eth, let him understand:)
  16. Then let them which be in Ju-‍dæ‍‍-‍a flee in­to the mountains;
  17. Let him which is on the house­top not come down to take any thing ouf of his house:
  18. Neither let him which is in the field re­turn back to take his clothes.
  19. And woe un­to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
  20. But pray ye that your flight be not in win­ter, nei­ther on the sab­bath day:
  21. For then shall be great trib­u­la­tion, such as was not since the be­gin­ning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
  22. And ex­cept those days should be short­ened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
  23. Then if any man shall say un­to you, Lo, here is ⟨Christ⟩, or there; be­lieve it not.
  24. For there shall arise false ⟨Christs⟩ and false proph­ets, and shall shew great signs and won­ders; in­so­much that, if it were pos­si­ble, they shall de­ceive the very elect.
  25. Behold, I have told you before.
  26. Wherefore if they shall say un­to you, Be­hold, he is in the des­ert; go not forth: be­hold, he is in the se­cret cham­bers; be­lieve it not.
  27. For as the light­ning com­eth out of the east, and shin­eth even un­to the west; so shall al­so the com­ing of the Son of man be.
  28. For where­so­ever the car­case is, there will the eagles be gath­ered together.
  29. Immediately af­ter the trib­u­la­tion of those days shall the sun be dark­ened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heav­en, and the pow­ers of the heav­ens shall be shaken:
  30. And then shall ap­pear the sign of the Son of man in heav­en: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man com­ing in the clouds of heav­en with pow­er and great glory.
  31. And he shall send his an­gels with a great sound of a trum­pet, and they shall gath­er to­geth­er his elect from the four winds, from one end of heav­en to the other.
  32. Now learn a par­a­ble of the fig tree; When his branch is yet ten­der, and put­teth forth leaves, ye know that sum­mer is nigh:
  33. So like­wise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
  34. Verily I say un­to you, This gen­er­a­tion shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
  35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
  36. But of that day and hour know­eth no man, no, not the an­gels of heav­en, but my Fa­ther only.
  37. But as the days of No‍‍-‍e were, so shall also the com­ing of the Son of man be.
  38. For as in the days that were be­fore the flood they were eat­ing and drink­ing, mar­ry­ing and giv­ing in mar­riage, un­til the day that No‍‍-‍e en­tered in­to the ark,
  39. And knew not un­til the flood came, and took them all away; so shall al­so the com­ing of the Son of man be.
  40. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be tak­en, and the oth­er left.
  41. Two wom­en shall be grind­ing at the mill; the one shall be tak­en, and the oth­er left.
  42. Watch there­fore: for ye know not what hour your ⟨Lord⟩ doth come.
  43. But know this, that if the good­man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suf­fered his house to be broken up.
  44. Therefore be ye al­so rea­dy: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
  45. Who then is a faith­ful and wise serv­ant, whom his lord hath made rul­er over his house­hold, to give them meat in due season.
  46. Blessed is that serv­ant, whom his lord when he com­eth shall find so doing.
  47. Verily I say un­to you, That he shall make him rul­er over all his goods.
  48. But and if that evil serv­ant shall say in his heart, My lord de­lay­eth his coming;
  49. And shall be­gin to smite his fel­low­serv­ants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
  50. The lord of that serv­ant shall come in a day when he look­eth not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
  51. And shall cut him asun­der, and ap­point him his por­tion with the hypocrites: there shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
Chapter Twenty-Five
  1. THEN shall the king­dom of heav­en be lik­ened un­to ten vir­gins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
  2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
  3. They that were fool­ish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
  4. But the wise took oil in their ves­sels with their lamps.
  5. While the bride­groom tar­ried, they all slum­bered and slept.
  6. And at mid­night there was a cry made, Be­hold, the bride­groom com­eth, go ye out to meet him.
  7. Then all those vir­gins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
  8. And the fool­ish said un­to the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
  9. But the wise an­swered, say­ing, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rath­er to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
  10. And while they went to buy, the bride­groom came; and they that were rea­dy went in with him to the mar­riage: and the door was shut.
  11. Afterward came al­so the oth­er vir­gins, say­ing, Lord, Lord, op­en to us.
  12. But he an­swered and said, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, I know you not.
  13. Watch there­fore, for ye know nei­ther the day nor the hour where­in the Son of man cometh.
  14. For the king­dom of heav­en is as a man tra­vel­ling in­to a far coun­try, who called his own serv­ants, and de­liv­ered un­to them his goods.
  15. And un­to one he gave five tal­ents, to an­oth­er two, and to an­oth­er one; to ev­ery man ac­cord­ing to his sev­er­al abil­ity; and straight­way took his journey.
  16. Then he that had re­ceived the five tal­ents went and trad­ed with the same, and made them oth­er five tal­ents.
  17. And like­wise he that had re­ceived two gained oth­er two.
  18. But he that had re­ceived one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
  19. After a long time the lord of those serv­ants com­eth, and reck­on­eth with them.
  20. And so he that had re­ceived five tal­ents came and brought oth­er five tal­ents, say­ing, Lord, thou de­liv­er­edst un­to me five tal­ents: be­hold I have gained be­side them five tal­ents more.
  21. His lord said un­to him, Well done, thou good and faith­ful serv­ant: thou hast been faith­ful over a few things, I will make thee rul­er over ma­ny things: en­ter thou in­to the joy of thy lord.
  22. He al­so that had re­ceived two tal­ents came and said, Lord, thou de­liv­er­edst un­to me two tal­ents: be­hold, I have gained two oth­er tal­ents be­side them.
  23. His lord said un­to him, Well done, good and faith­ful serv­ant; thou hast been faith­ful over a few things, I will make thee rul­er over ma­ny things; en­ter thou in­to the joy of thy lord.
  24. Then he which had re­ceived the one tal­ent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reap­ing where thou hast not sown, and gath­er­ing where thou hast not strawed:
  25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy tal­ent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
  26. His lord an­swered and said un­to him, Thou wick­ed and sloth­ful serv­ant, thou knew­est that I reap where I sowed not, and gath­er where I have not strawed:
  27. Thou ought­est there­fore to have put my mon­ey to the ex­chang­ers, and then at my com­ing I should have re­ceived mine own with usery.
  28. Take there­fore the tal­ent from him, and give it un­to him which (now) hath ten talents.
  29. For un­to ev­ery one that hath shall be giv­en, and he shall have abun­dance: but from him that hath not shall be tak­en away even that which he hath.
  30. And cast ye the un­prof­it­able serv­ant in­to out­er dark­ness: there shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth.
  31. When the Son of man shall come in his glo­ry, and all the holy an­gels with him, then shall he sit up­on the throne of his glory.
  32. And be­fore him shall be gath­ered all na­tions: and he shall sep­a­rate them one from an­oth­er, as a shep­herd di­vid­eth his sheep from the goats:
  33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
  34. Then shall the King say un­to them on his right hand, Come, ye bless­ed of my Fa­ther, in­her­it the king­dom pre­pared for you from the foun­da­tion of the world:
  35. For I was an hun­gered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stran­ger, and ye took me in:
  36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye vis­it­ed me: I was in pris­on, and ye came un­to me.
  37. Then shall the righ­teous an­swer him, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, when saw we thee an hun­gered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
  38. When saw we thee a stran­ger, and took thee in? or nak­ed, and clothed thee?
  39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in pris­on, and came un­to thee?
  40. And the King shall an­swer and say un­to them, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, In­as­much as ye have done it un­to one of the least of these my breth­ren, ye have done it un­to me.
  41. Then shall he say al­so un­to them on the left hand, De­part from me, ye cursed, in­to ever­last­ing fire, pre­pared for the dev­il and his angels:
  42. For when I was an hun­gered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
  43. I was a stran­ger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in pris­on, and ye vis­it­ed me not.
  44. Then shall they al­so an­swer him, say­ing, ⟨Lord⟩, when saw we thee an hun­gered, or athirst, or a stran­ger, or nak­ed, or sick, or in pris­on, and did not min­is­ter un­to thee?
  45. Then shall he an­swer them, say­ing, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, In­as­much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
  46. And these shall go away in­to ever­last­ing pun­ish­ment: but the righ­teous in­to life eternal.
Chapter Twenty-Six
  1. AND it came to pass, when ⟨Jesus⟩ had fin­ished all these say­ings, he said un­to his disciples,
  2. Ye know that af­ter two days is the feast of the pass­over, and the Son of man is be­trayed to be crucified.
  3. Then as­sem­bled to­geth­er the chief priests, and the scribes, and the el­ders of the peo­ple, un­to the pal­ace of the high priest, who was called Ca‍‍-‍ia-‍phas,
  4. And con­sult­ed that they might take ⟨Jesus⟩ by sub­til­ty,(sic) and kill him.
  5. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an up­roar among the people.
  6. Now when ⟨Jesus⟩ was in Beth‍‍-‍a-‍ny, in the house of Simon the leper,
  7. There came un­to him a wom­an hav­ing an al­a­bas­ter box of very pre­cious oint­ment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
  8. But when his dis­ci­ples saw it, they had in­dig­na­tion, say­ing, To what pur­pose is this waste?
  9. For this oint­ment might have been sold for much, and giv­en to the poor.
  10. When ⟨Jesus⟩ un­der­stood it, he said un­to them, Why trou­ble ye the wom­an? for she hath wrought a good work up­on me.
  11. For ye have the poor al­ways with you; but me ye have not always.
  12. For in that she hath poured this oint­ment on my body, she did it for my burial.
  13. Verily say un­to you, Where­so­ever this gos­pel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall al­so this, that this wom­an hath done, be told for a me­mo­ri­al of her.
  14. Then one of the twelve, called Ju­das Is-‍car‍‍-‍i-‍ot, went un­to the chief priests,
  15. And said un­to them, What will ye give me, and I will de­liv­er him un­to you? And they cov­en­ant­ed with him for thir­ty piec­es of silver.
  16. And from that time he sought op­por­tu­ni­ty to be­tray him.
  17. Now the first day of the feast of un­leav­ened bread the dis­ci­ples came to ⟨Jesus⟩, say­ing un­to him, Where wilt thou that we pre­pare for thee to eat the passover?
  18. And he said, Go in­to the city to such a man, and say un­to him, The Mas­ter sa­ith, My time is at hand; I will keep the pass­over at thy house with my disciples.
  19. And the dis­ci­ples did as ⟨Jesus⟩ had ap­point­ed them; and they made rea­dy the passover.
  20. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
  21. And as they did eat, he said, Ver­i­ly I say un­to you, that one of you shall be­tray me.
  22. And they were ex­ceed­ing sor­row­ful, and be­gan ev­ery one of them to say un­to him, ⟨Lord⟩, is it I?
  23. And he an­swered and said, He that dip­peth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall be­tray me.
  24. The Son of man go­eth as it is writ­ten of him: but woe un­to that man by whom the Son of man is be­trayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
  25. Then Ju­das, which be­trayed him, an­swered and said, Mas­ter, is it I? He said un­to him, Thou hast said.
  26. And as they were eat­ing, ⟨Jesus⟩ took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the dis­ci­ples, and said, Take, eat; this my body.
  27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, say­ing, Drink ye all of it;
  28. For this is my blood of the new tes­ta­ment, which is shed for ma­ny for the re­mis­sion of sins.
  29. But I say un­to you, I will not drink hence­forth of this fruit of the vine, un­til that day when I drink it new with you in my Fa­ther’s kingdom.
  30. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out in­to the mount of Olives.
  31. Then sa­ith ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to them, All ye shall be of­fend­ed be­cause of me this night: for it is writ­ten, I will smite the shep­herd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scat­tered abroad.
  32. But af­ter I am ris­en again, I will go be­fore you in­to Galilee.
  33. Peter an­swered and said un­to him, Thou I should die with thee, yet will I not de­ny thee. Like­wise al­so said all the disciples.
  34. ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Ver­i­ly I say un­to thee, That this night, be­fore the cock crow, thou shalt de­ny me thrice.
  35. Peter said un­to him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not de­ny thee. Like­wise al­so said all the disciples.
  36. Then com­eth ⟨Jesus⟩ with them un­to a place called (the Gar­den of) Geth-‍sem‍‍-‍a-‍ne, and sa­ith un­to the dis­ci­ples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
  37. And he took with him Pe­ter and the two sons of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee, and be­gan to be sor­row­ful and very heavy.
  38. Then sa­ith he un­to them, My soul is ex­ceed­ing sor­row­ful, even un­to death: tar­ry ye here, and watch with me.
  39. And he went a lit­tle far­ther, and fell on his face, and prayed, say­ing, O my Fa­ther, if it be pos­si­ble, let this cup pass from me: nev­er­the­less not as I will, but as thou wilt.
  40. And he com­eth un­to the dis­ci­ples, and find­eth them asleep, and sa­ith un­to Pe­ter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
  41. Watch and pray, that ye en­ter not in­to temp­ta­tion: the spir­it in­deed is will­ing, but the flesh is weak.
  42. He went away again the sec­ond time, and prayed, say­ing, O my Fa­ther, if this cup may not pass away from me, ex­cept I drink it, thy will be done.
  43. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
  44. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, say­ing the same words.
  45. Then com­eth he to his dis­ci­ples, and sa­ith un­to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: be­hold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is be­trayed in­to the hands of sinners.
  46. Rise, let us be go­ing: be­hold, he is at hand that doth be­tray me.
  47. And while he yet spake, lo, Ju­das, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul­ti­tude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the el­ders of the people.
  48. Now he that be­trayed him gave them a sign, say­ing, Whom­so­ever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
  49. And forth­with he came to ⟨Jesus⟩, and said, Hail, Mas­ter; and kissed him.
  50. And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Friend, where­fore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on ⟨Jesus⟩, and took him.
  51. And, be­hold, one of them which were with ⟨Jesus⟩ stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a serv­ant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.
  52. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to him, Put up again thy sword in­to his place: for all they that take the sword shall per­ish with the sword.
  53. Thinkest thou that I can­not now pray to my Fa­ther, and he shall pres­ent­ly give me more than twelve le­gions of angels?
  54. But how then shall the scrip­tures be ful­filled, that thus it must be?
  55. In that same hour said ⟨Jesus⟩ to the mul­ti­tudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat dai­ly with you teach­ing in the tem­ple, and ye lad no hold on me.
  56. But all this was done, that the scrip­tures of the proph­ets might be ful­filled. Then all the dis­ci­ples for­sook him, and fled.
  57. And they that had laid hold on ⟨Jesus⟩ led him away to Ca‍‍-‍ia-‍phas the high priest, where the scribes and the el­ders were assembled.
  58. But Pe­ter fol­lowed him afar off un­to the high priest’s pal­ace, and went in, and sat with the serv­ants, to see the end.
  59. Now the chief priests, and el­ders, and all the coun­cil, sought false wit­ness against ⟨Jesus⟩, to put him to death;
  60. But found none: yea, though ma­ny false wit­ness­es came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
  61. And said, This fel­low said, I am able to de­stroy the tem­ple of ⟨God⟩, and to build it in three days.
  62. And the high priest arose, and said un­to him, An­swer­est thou noth­ing? what is it which these wit­ness against thee?
  63. But ⟨Jesus⟩ held his peace. And the high priest an­swered and said un­to him, I ad­jure thee by the liv­ing ⟨God⟩, that thou tell us wheth­er thou be the ⟨Christ⟩, the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  64. ⟨Jesus⟩ sa­ith un­to him, Thou hast said: nev­er­the­less I say un­to you, Here­af­ter shall ye see the Son of man sit­ting on the right hand of pow­er, and com­ing in the clouds of heaven.
  65. Then the high priest rent his clothes, say­ing, He hath spok­en blas­phe­my; what fur­ther need have we of wit­ness­es? be­hold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
  66. What think ye? They an­swered and said, He is guil­ty of death.
  67. Then did they spit in his face, and buf­fet­ed him; and oth­ers smote him with the palms of their hands,
  68. Saying, Proph­e­sy un­to us, thou ⟨Christ⟩, Who is he that smote thee?
  69. Now Pe­ter sat with­out in the palace: and a dam­sel came un­to him, say­ing, Thou al­so was with ⟨Jesus⟩ of Galilee.
  70. But he de­nied be­fore them all, say­ing, I know not what thou sayest.
  71. And when he was gone out in­to the porch, an­oth­er maid saw him, and said un­to them that were there, This fel­low was al­so with ⟨Jesus⟩ of Nazareth.
  72. And again he de­nied with an oath, I do now know the man.
  73. And af­ter a while came un­to him they that stood by, and said to Pe­ter, Sure­ly thou al­so are one of them; for thy speech be­wray­eth thee.
  74. Then be­gan he to curse and to swear, say­ing, I know not the man. And im­me­di­ate­ly the cock crew.
  75. And Pe­ter re­mem­bered the word of ⟨Jesus⟩, which said un­to him, Be­fore the cock crow, thou shalt de­ny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
Chapter Twenty-Seven
  1. WHEN the morn­ing was come, all the chief priests and el­ders of the peo­ple took coun­sel against ⟨Jesus⟩ to put him to death:
  2. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and de­liv­ered him to Pon‍‍-‍tius Pi­late the governor.
  3. Then Ju­das, which had be­trayed him, when he saw that he was con­demned, re­pent­ed him­self, and brought again the thir­ty piec­es of sil­ver to the chief priests and elders,
  4. Saying, I have sinned in that I have be­trayed in­no­cent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that,
  5. And he cast down the piec­es of sil­ver in the tem­ple, and de­part­ed, and went and hanged himself.
  6. And the chief priests took the sil­ver piec­es, and said, It is not law­ful for to put them in the trea­sury, be­cause it is the price of blood.
  7. And they took coun­sel, and bought with them the pot­ter’s field, to bury stran­gers in.
  8. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, un­to this day.
  9. Then was ful­filled that which was spok­en by Jer­e­my the proph­et, say­ing, And they took the thir­ty piec­es of sil­ver, the price of him that was val­ued, whom they of the chil­dren of Is­ra­el did value;
  10. And gave them for the pot­ter’s field, as the ⟨Lord⟩ ap­point­ed me.
  11. And ⟨Jesus⟩ stood be­fore the gov­er­nor: and the gov­er­nor asked him, say­ing, Art thou the King of the Jews? And ⟨Jesus⟩ said un­to him, Thou sayest.
  12. And when he was ac­cused of the chief priests and el­ders, he an­swered nothing.
  13. Then said Pi­late un­to him, Hear­est thou not how ma­ny things they wit­ness against thee?
  14. And he an­swered him to nev­er a word; in­so­much that the gov­er­nor mar­velled greatly.
  15. Now at that feast the gov­er­nor was wont to re­lease un­to the peo­ple a pris­on­er, whom they would.
  16. And they had then a not­able pris­on­er called Ba-‍rab‍‍-‍bas.
  17. Therefore when they were gath­ered to­geth­er, Pi­late said un­to them, Whom will ye that I re­lease un­to you? Ba-‍rab‍‍-‍bas or ⟨Jesus⟩ which is called ⟨Christ⟩?
  18. For he knew that for en­vy they had de­liv­ered him.
  19. When he was set down on the judg­ment seat, his wife sent un­to him, say­ing, Have thou noth­ing to do with that just man: for I have suf­fered ma­ny things this day in a dream be­cause of him.
  20. But the chief priests and el­ders per­suad­ed the mul­ti­tude that they should ask Ba-‍rab‍‍-‍bas, and de­stroy ⟨Jesus⟩.
  21. The gov­er­nor an­swered and said un­to them, Wheth­er of the twain will ye that I re­lease un­to you? They said, Ba-‍rab‍‍-‍bas.
  22. Pilate sa­ith un­to them, What shall I do then with ⟨Jesus⟩ which is called ⟨Christ⟩? They all say un­to him, Let him be crucified.
  23. And the gov­er­nor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, say­ing, Let him be crucified.
  24. When Pi­late saw that he could pre­vail noth­ing, but that rath­er a tu­mult was made, he took wa­ter, and washed his hands be­fore the mul­ti­tude, say­ing, I am in­no­cent of the blood of this just per­son: see ye to it.
  25. Then an­swered all the peo­ple, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
  26. Then re­leased he Ba-‍rab‍‍-‍bas un­to them: and when he had scourged ⟨Jesus⟩, he de­liv­ered him to be crucified.
  27. Then the sol­diers of the gov­er­nor took ⟨Jesus⟩ in­to the com­mon hall, and gath­ered un­to him the whole band of soldiers.
  28. And they stripped him, and put on him a scar­let robe.
  29. And when they had plat­ted(sic) a crown of thorns, they put it up­on his head, and a reed in his right hand: and mocked him, say­ing, Hail, King of the Jews!
  30. And they spit up­on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
  31. And af­ter that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own rai­ment on him, and led him away to cru­ci­fy him.
  32. And as they came out, they found a man of Cy-‍re‍‍-‍ne, Simon by name: him they com­pelled to bear his cross.
  33. And when they were come un­to a place called Gol‍‍-‍go-‍tha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
  34. They gave him vin­e­gar to drink min­gled with gall: and when he had tast­ed there­of, he would not drink.
  35. And they cru­ci­fied him, and part­ed his gar­ments, cast­ing lots: that it might be ful­filled which was spok­en by&bnsp;the proph­et, They part­ed my gar­ments among them, and up­on my ves­ture did they cast lots.
  36. And sit­ting down they watched him there;
  37. And set up ov­er his head his ac­cu­sa­tion writ­ten, THIS IS ⟨JESUS⟩ THE KING OF THE JEWS.
  38. Then there were two thieves cru­ci­fied with him, one on the right hand, and an­oth­er on the left.
  39. And they that passed by re­viled him, wag­ging their heads,
  40. And say­ing, Thou that de­stroy­est the tem­ple, and build­est it in three days, save thy­self. If thou be the Son of ⟨God⟩, come down from the cross.
  41. Likewise al­so the chief priests mock­ing him, with the scribes and el­ders, said,
  42. He saved oth­ers; him­self he can­not save. If he be the King of Is­ra­el, let him now come down from the cross, and we will be­lieve him.
  43. He trust­ed in ⟨God⟩; let him de­liv­er him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  44. The thieves al­so, which were cru­ci­fied with him, cast the same in his teeth.
  45. Now from the sixth hour there was dark­ness ov­er all the land un­to the ninth hour.
  46. And about the ninth hour ⟨Jesus⟩ cried with a loud voice, say­ing, E‍‍-‍li, E‍‍-‍li, la‍‍-‍ma sa-‍bach‍‍-‍tha-‍ni?
  47. Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man call­eth for E‍‍-‍li-‍asE‍‍-‍li-‍as.
  48. And straight­way one of them ran, and took a spunge,(sic) and filled it with vin­e­gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
  49. The rest said, Let be, let us see wheth­er E‍‍-‍li-‍as will come to save him.
  50. ⟨Jesus⟩, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yield­ed up the ghost.
  51. And, be­hold, the veil of the tem­ple was rent in twain from the top to the bot­tom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
  52. And the graves were op­ened; and ma­ny bod­ies of the saints which slept arose,
  53. And came out of the graves af­ter his res­ur­rec­tion, and went in­to the holy city, and ap­peared un­to many.
  54. Now when the cen­tu­ri­on, and they that were with him, watch­ing ⟨Jesus⟩, saw the earth­quake, and those things that were done, they feared great­ly, say­ing, Tru­ly this was the Son of ⟨God⟩.
  55. And ma­ny wom­en were there be­hold­ing afar off, which fol­lowed ⟨Jesus⟩ from Gal­i­lee, min­is­ter­ing un­to him:
  56. Among which was Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, and Mary the moth­er of James and Jo‍‍-‍ses, and the moth­er of Zeb‍‍-‍e-‍dee’s children.
  57. When the even was come, there came a rich man of Ar-‍i-‍ma-‍thæ‍‍-‍a, named Jo­seph, who al­so him­self was ⟨Jesus’⟩ disciple:
  58. He went to Pi­late, and begged the body of ⟨Jesus⟩. Then Pi­late com­mand­ed the body to be delivered.
  59. And when Jo­seph had tak­en the body, he wrapped it in a clean lin­en cloth,
  60. And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sep­ul­chre, and departed.
  61. And there was Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne, and ′‍-‍ses">the oth­er Mary, sit­ting ov­er against the sep­ul­chre.
  62. Now the next day (Sab­bath), that fol­lowed the day of the pre­pa­ra­tion, the chief priests and Phar­i­sees came to­geth­er un­to Pilate.
  63. Saying, Sir, we re­mem­ber that that de­ceiv­er said, while he was yet alive, ()Af­ter three days I will rise again.()
  64. Command there­fore that the sep­ul­chre be made sure un­til the third day, lest his dis­ci­ples come by night, and steal him away, and say un­to the peo­ple, He is ris­en from the dead, so the last er­ror shall be worse than the first.
  65. Pilate said un­to them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
  66. So they went, and made the sep­ul­chre sure, seal­ing the stone and set­ting a watch.
Chapter Twenty-Eight
  1. IN the end of the sab­bath, as it be­gan to dawn to­ward the first day of the week, came Mary Mag-‍da-‍le‍‍-‍ne and the oth­er Mary to see the sepulchre.
  2. And, be­hold, there was a great earth­quake: for the an­gel of the ⟨Lord⟩ de­scend­ed from heav­en, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat up­on it.
  3. His coun­ten­ance was like light­ning, and his rai­ment white as snow:
  4. And for fear of him the keep­ers did shake, and be­came as dead men.
  5. And the an­gel an­swered and said un­to the wom­en, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek ⟨Jesus⟩, which was crucified.
  6. He is not here: for he is ris­en, as he said. Come, see the place where the ⟨Lord⟩ lay.
  7. And go quick­ly, and tell his dis­ci­ples that he is ris­en from the dead; and, be­hold, he go­eth be­fore you in­to Gal­i­lee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
  8. And they de­part­ed quick­ly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his dis­ci­ples word.
  9. And as they went to tell his dis­ci­ples, be­hold, ⟨Jesus⟩ met them, say­ing, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and wor­shipped him.
  10. Then said ⟨Jesus⟩ un­to them, Be not afraid: go tell my breth­ren that they go in­to Gal­i­lee, and there shall they see me.
  11. Now when they were go­ing, be­hold, some of the (sol­diers who had been) watch(ing the tomb) came in­to the city, and shewed un­to the chief priests all the things that were done.
  12. And when they were as­sem­bled with the el­ders, and had tak­en coun­sel, they gave large mon­ey un­to the soldiers,
  13. Saying, Say ye, His dis­ci­ples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
  14. And if this come to the gov­er­nor’s ears, we will per­suade him, and se­cure you.
  15. So they took the mon­ey, and did as they were taught: and this say­ing is com­mon­ly re­port­ed among the Jews un­til this day.
  16. Then the el­e­ven dis­ci­ples went away in­to Gal­i­lee, in­to a moun­tain where ⟨Jesus⟩ had ap­point­ed them.
  17. And when they saw him, they wor­shipped him: but some doubted.
  18. And ⟨Jesus⟩ came and spake un­to them, say­ing, All pow­er is giv­en un­to me in heav­en and in earth.
  19. Go ye there­fore, and teach all na­tions, bap­tiz­ing them in the name of the Fa­ther, and of the Son, and of the Holy ⟨Ghost⟩:
  20. Teaching them to ob­serve all things what­so­ever I have com­mand­ed you: and, lo, I am with you un­to the end of the world. A-‍men.
Line upon line, precept upon precept”…
for knowledge shall cease and wisdom fail,
but understanding remains (if gained from the former).