Chapter 1

1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

2 Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my

messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way.

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the

Lord, Make his paths straight;

4 John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of

repentance unto remission of sins.

5 And there went out unto him all the country of Judaea, and all they of

Jerusalem; And they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing

their sins.

6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and [had] a leathern girdle

about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

7 And he preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than

I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

8 I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit.

9. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of

Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan.

10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent

asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him:

11 And a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee

I am well pleased.

12 And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the wilderness.

13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; And he was

with the wild beasts; And the angels ministered unto him.

14. Now after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching

the gospel of God,

15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:

repent ye, and believe in the gospel.

16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the

brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishers.

17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to

become fishers of men.

18 And straightway they left the nets, and followed him.

19 And going on a little further, he saw James the [son] of Zebedee, and

John his brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets.

20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in

the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.

21 And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he

entered into the synagogue and taught.

22 And they were astonished at his teaching: For he taught them as having

authority, and not as the scribes.

23. And straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean

spirit; and he cried out,

24 saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Nazarene? art thou

come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

26 And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying with a loud voice, came

out of him.

27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among

themselves, saying, What is this? a new teaching! with authority he

commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.

28 And the report of him went out straightway everywhere into all the

region of Galilee round about.

29. And straightway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came

into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

30 Now Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and straightway they

tell him of her:

31 and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever

left her, and she ministered unto them.

32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were

sick, and them that were possessed with demons.

33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

34 And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out

many demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew


35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out,

and departed into a desert place, and there prayed.

36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him;

37 and they found him, and say unto him, All are seeking thee.

38 And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that

I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth.

39 And he went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching

and casting out demons.

40. And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to

him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

41 And being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and

touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou made clean.

42 And straightway the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.

43 And he strictly charged him, and straightway sent him out,

44 and saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go show

thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things which Moses

commanded, for a testimony unto them.

45 But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread abroad

the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but

was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

Chapter 2

1. And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised

that he was in the house.

2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room [for

them], no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.

3 And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of


4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they

uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let

down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.

5 And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy

sins are forgiven.

6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in

their hearts,

7 Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but

one, [even] God?

8 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned

within themselves, saith unto them, Why reason ye these things in your


9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are

forgiven; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?

10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to

forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy),

11 I say unto thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.

12 And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before

them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We

never saw it on this fashion.

13. And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude

resorted unto him, and he taught them.

14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the [son] of Alphaeus sitting at the

place of toll, and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed


15 And it came to pass, that he was sitting at meat in his house, and

many publicans and sinners sat down with Jesus and his disciples: for there

were many, and they followed him.

16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating

with the sinners and publicans, said unto his disciples, [How is it] that

he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?

17 And when Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have

no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the

righteous, but sinners.

18. And John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting: and they come and

say unto him, Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees

fast, but thy disciples fast not?

19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while

the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them,

they cannot fast.

20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from

them, and then will they fast in that day.

21 No man seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment: else that

which should fill it up taketh from it, the new from the old, and a worse

rent is made.

22 And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the wine will

burst the skins, and the wine perisheth, and the skins: but [they put] new

wine into fresh wine-skins.

23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the

grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.

24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath

day that which is not lawful?

25 And he said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had

need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?

26 How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest,

and ate the showbread, which it is not lawful to eat save for the priests,

and gave also to them that were with him?

27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for

the sabbath:

28 so that the Son of man is lord even of the sabbath.

Chapter 3

1. And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there who

had his hand withered.

2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day;

that they might accuse him.

3 And he saith unto the man that had his hand withered, Stand forth.

4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful on the sabbath day to do good, or

to do harm? to save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved at

the hardening of their heart, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy

hand. And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored.

6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway with the Herodians took

counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

7 And Jesus with his disciples withdrew to the sea: and a great multitude

from Galilee followed; and from Judaea,

8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and beyond the Jordan, and about

Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what great things he did, came

unto him.

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a little boat should wait on him

because of the crowd, lest they should throng him:

10 for he had healed many; insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed

upon him that they might touch him.

11 And the unclean spirits, whensoever they beheld him, fell down before

him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

12 And he charged them much that they should not make him known.

13. And he goeth up into the mountain, and calleth unto him whom he

himself would; and they went unto him.

14 And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he

might send them forth to preach,

15 and to have authority to cast out demons:

16 and Simon he surnamed Peter;

17 and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and

them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:

18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and

James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,

19 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. And he cometh into a house.

20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so

much as eat bread.

21 And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for

they said, He is beside himself.

22. And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub,

and, By the prince of the demons casteth he out the demons.

23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can

Satan cast out Satan?

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house will not be able

to stand.

26 And if Satan hath rise up against himself, and is divided, he cannot

stand, but hath an end.

27 But no one can enter into the house of the strong [man], and spoil his

goods, except he first bind the strong [man]; and then he will spoil his


28 Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons

of men, and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

29 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never

forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin:

30 because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

31. And there come his mother and his brethren; and, standing without,

they sent unto him, calling him.

32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they say unto him, Behold,

thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33 And he answereth them, and saith, Who is my mother and my brethren?

34 And looking round on them that sat round about him, he saith, Behold,

my mother and my brethren!

35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and

sister, and mother.

Chapter 4

1. And again he began to teach by the sea side. And there is gathered unto

him a very great multitude, so that he entered into a boat, and sat in the

sea; and all the multitude were by the sea on the land.

2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his


3 Hearken: Behold, the sower went forth to sow:

4 and it came to pass, as he sowed, some [seed] fell by the way side, and

the birds came and devoured it.

5 And other fell on the rocky [ground], where it had not much earth; and

straightway it sprang up, because it had no deepness of earth:

6 and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no

root, it withered away.

7 And other fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it,

and it yielded no fruit.

8 And others fell into the good ground, and yielded fruit, growing up and

increasing; and brought forth, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a


9 And he said, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked

of him the parables.

11 And he said unto them, Unto you is given the mystery of the kingdom of

God: but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables:

12 that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear,

and not understand; lest haply they should turn again, and it should be

forgiven them.

13 And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how shall ye

know all the parables?

14 The sower soweth the word.

15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when

they have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and taketh away the word which

hath been sown in them.

16 And these in like manner are they that are sown upon the rocky

[places], who, when they have heard the word, straightway receive it with


17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then,

when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway

they stumble.

18 And others are they that are sown among the thorns; these are they

that have heard the word,

19 and the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the

lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh


20 And those are they that were sown upon the good ground; such as hear

the word, and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a


21. And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be put under the bushel,

or under the bed, [and] not to be put on the stand?

22 For there is nothing hid, save that it should be manifested; neither

was [anything] made secret, but that it should come to light.

23 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.

24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye

mete it shall be measured unto you; and more shall be given unto you.

25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from

him shall be taken away even that which he hath.

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed

upon the earth;

27 and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up

and grow, he knoweth not how.

28 The earth beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear,

then the full grain in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle,

because the harvest is come.

30 And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable

shall we set it forth?

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown upon the

earth, though it be less than all the seeds that are upon the earth,

32 yet when it is sown, groweth up, and becometh greater than all the

herbs, and putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can

lodge under the shadow thereof.

33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were

able to hear it;

34 and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own

disciples he expounded all things.

35. And on that day, when even was come, he saith unto them, Let us go

over unto the other side.

36 And leaving the multitude, they take him with them, even as he was, in

the boat. And other boats were with him.

37 And there ariseth a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the

boat, insomuch that the boat was now filling.

38 And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake

him, and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be

still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful? have ye not yet faith?

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, Who then is

this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Chapter 5

1. And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the


2 And when he was come out of the boat, straightway there met him out of

the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

3 who had his dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more bind him,

no, not with a chain;

4 because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the

chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and

no man had strength to tame him.

5 And always, night and day, in the tombs and in the mountains, he was

crying out, and cutting himself with stones.

6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him;

7 and crying out with a loud voice, he saith, What have I to do with

thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, torment

me not.

8 For he said unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of the man.

9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he saith unto him, My name is

Legion; for we are many.

10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the


11 Now there was there on the mountain side a great herd of swine


12 And they besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may

enter into them.

13 And he gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered

into the swine: and the herd rushed down the steep into the sea, [in

number] about two thousand; and they were drowned in the sea.

14 And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city, and in the

country. And they came to see what it was that had come to pass.

15 And they come to Jesus, and behold him that was possessed with demons

sitting, clothed and in his right mind, [even] him that had the legion: and

they were afraid.

16 And they that saw it declared unto them how it befell him that was

possessed with demons, and concerning the swine.

17 And they began to beseech him to depart from their borders.

18 And as he was entering into the boat, he that had been possessed with

demons besought him that he might be with him.

19 And he suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go to thy house unto thy

friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and

[how] he had mercy on thee.

20 And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great

things Jesus had done for him: and all men marvelled.

21. And when Jesus had crossed over again in the boat unto the other side,

a great multitude was gathered unto him; and he was by the sea.

22 And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name;

and seeing him, he falleth at his feet,

23 and beseecheth him much, saying, My little daughter is at the point of

death: [I pray thee], that thou come and lay thy hands on her, that she may

be made whole, and live.

24 And he went with him; and a great multitude followed him, and they

thronged him.

25 And a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years,

26 and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all

that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came in the crowd behind,

and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I touch but his garments, I shall be made whole.

29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt

in her body that she was healed of her plague.

30 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power

[proceeding] from him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, and

said, Who touched my garments?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging

thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to

her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in

peace, and be whole of thy plague.

35. While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of the synagogue's

[house] saying, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any


36 But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the

synagogue, Fear not, only believe.

37 And he suffered no man to follow with him, save Peter, and James, and

John the brother of James.

38 And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he

beholdeth a tumult, and [many] weeping and wailing greatly.

39 And when he was entered in, he saith unto them, Why make ye a tumult,

and weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth.

40 And they laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all forth,

taketh the father of the child and her mother and them that were with him,

and goeth in where the child was.

41 And taking the child by the hand, he saith unto her, Talitha cumi;

which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise.

42 And straightway the damsel rose up, and walked; for she was twelve

years old. And they were amazed straightway with a great amazement.

43 And he charged them much that no man should know this: and he

commanded that [something] should be given her to eat.

Chapter 6

1. And he went out from thence; and he cometh into his own country; and

his disciples follow him.

2 And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and

many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these

things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto this man, and [what

mean] such mighty works wrought by his hands?

3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and

Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they

were offended in him.

4 And Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honor, save in his

own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon

a few sick folk, and healed them.

6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the

villages teaching.

7. And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two

and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

8 and he charged them that they should take nothing for [their] journey,

save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, now money in their purse;

9 but [to go] shod with sandals: and, [said he], put not on two coats.

10 And he said unto them, Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide

till ye depart thence.

11 And whatsoever place shall not receive you, and they hear you not, as

ye go forth thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a

testimony unto them.

12 And they went out, and preached that [men] should repent.

13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were

sick, and healed them.

14. And king Herod heard [thereof]; for his name had become known: and he

said, John the Baptizer is risen from the dead, and therefore do these

powers work in him.

15 But others said, It is Elijah. And others said, [It is] a prophet,

[even] as one of the prophets.

16 But Herod, when he heard [thereof], said, John, whom I beheaded, he is


17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound

him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife; for he

had married her.

18 For John said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy

brother's wife.

19 And Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him; and she

could not;

20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man,

and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was much perplexed; and he

heard him gladly.

21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a

supper to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee;

22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she

pleased Herod and them that sat at meat with him; and the king said unto

the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it

thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

24 And she went out, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she

said, The head of John the Baptizer.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked,

saying, I will that thou forthwith give me on a platter the head of John

the Baptist.

26 And the king was exceeding sorry; but for the sake of his oaths, and

of them that sat at meat, he would not reject her.

27 And straightway the king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and

commanded to bring his head: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel; and the

damsel gave it to her mother.

29 And when his disciples heard [thereof], they came and took up his

corpse, and laid it in a tomb.

30. And the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and they told

him all things, whatsoever they had done, and whatsoever they had taught.

31 And he saith unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place,

and rest a while. For there were many coming and going, and they had no

leisure so much as to eat.

32 And they went away in the boat to a desert place apart.

33 And [the people] saw them going, and many knew [them], and they ran

together there on foot from all the cities, and outwent them.

34 And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and he had compassion on

them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to

teach them many things.

35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and

said, The place is desert, and the day is now far spent;

36 send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round

about, and buy themselves somewhat to eat.

37 But he answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say

unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred shillings' worth of bread, and

give them to eat?

38 And he saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go [and] see. And

when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

39 And he commanded them that all should sit down by companies upon the

green grass.

40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

41 And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to

heaven, he blessed, and brake the loaves; and he gave to the disciples to

set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

42 And they all ate, and were filled.

43 And they took up broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and also of the


44 And they that ate the loaves were five thousand men.

45. And straightway he constrained his disciples to enter into the boat,

and to go before [him] unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself

sendeth the multitude away.

46 And after he had taken leave of them, he departed into the mountain to


47 And when even was come, the boat was in the midst of the sea, and he

alone on the land.

48 And seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto

them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on

the sea; and he would have passed by them:

49 but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a

ghost, and cried out;

50 for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he straightway spake with

them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

51 And he went up unto them into the boat; and the wind ceased: and they

were sore amazed in themselves;

52 for they understood not concerning the loaves, but their heart was


53 And when they had crossed over, they came to the land unto Gennesaret,

and moored to the shore.

54 And when they were come out of the boat, straightway [the people] knew


55 and ran round about that whole region, and began to carry about on

their beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

56 And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or into cities, or into the

country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they

might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as

touched him were made whole.

Chapter 7

1. And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of

the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,

2 and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled,

that is, unwashen, hands.

3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands

diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;

4 and [when they come] from the market-place, except they bathe

themselves, they eat not; and many other things there are, which they have

received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.)

5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples

according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled


6 And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hyprocrites, as

it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is

far from me.

7 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the

precepts of men.

8 Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.

9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God,

that ye may keep your tradition.

10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh

evil of father or mother, let him die the death:

11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That

wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say,

Given [to God];

12 ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;

13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have

delivered: and many such like things ye do.

14 And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me

all of you, and understand:

15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile

him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the


16 [If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.]

17 And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his

disciples asked of him the parable.

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive

ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, [it] cannot defile


19 because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out

into the draught? [This he said], making all meats clean.

20 And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the


21 For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed,

fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing,

pride, foolishness:

23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

24. And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and

Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he

could not be hid.

25 But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit,

having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.

26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought

him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.

27 And he said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not

meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

28 But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under

the table eat of the children's crumbs.

29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone

out of thy daughter.

30 And she went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the

bed, and the demon gone out.

31. And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon

unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.

32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in

his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.

33 And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his

fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;

34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha,

that is, Be opened.

35 And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and

he spake plain.

36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he

charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it.

37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all

things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Chapter 8

1. In those days, when there was again a great multitude, and they had

nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them,

2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now

three days, and have nothing to eat:

3 and if I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the

way; and some of them are come from far.

4 And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these

men with bread here in a desert place?

5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

6 And he commandeth the multitude to sit down on the ground: and he took

the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to his

disciples, to set before them; and they set them before the multitude.

7 And they had a few small fishes: and having blessed them, he commanded

to set these also before them.

8 And they ate, and were filled: and they took up, of broken pieces that

remained over, seven baskets.

9 And they were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

10. And straightway he entered into the boat with his disciples, and came

into the parts of Dalmanutha.

11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking

of him a sign from heaven, trying him.

12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this

generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given

unto this generation.

13 And he left them, and again entering into [the boat] departed to the

other side.

14 And they forgot to take bread; and they had not in the boat with them

more than one loaf.

15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the

Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.

16 And they reasoned one with another, saying, We have no bread.

17 And Jesus perceiving it saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye

have no bread? do ye not yet perceive, neither understand? have ye your

heart hardened?

18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not


19 When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets

full of broken pieces took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

20 And when the seven among the four thousand, how many basketfuls of

broken pieces took ye up? And they say unto him, Seven.

21 And he said unto them, Do ye not yet understand?

22. And they come unto Bethsaida. And they bring to him a blind man, and

beseech him to touch him.

23 And he took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of

the village; and when he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him,

he asked him, Seest thou aught?

24 And he looked up, and said, I see men; for I behold [them] as trees,


25 Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked stedfastly,

and was restored, and saw all things clearly.

26 And he sent him away to his home, saying, Do not even enter into the


27. And Jesus went forth, and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea

Philippi: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do

men say that I am?

28 And they told him, saying, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but

others, One of the prophets.

29 And he asked them, But who say ye that I am? Peter answereth and saith

unto him, Thou art the Christ.

30 And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many

things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the

scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

32 And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to

rebuke him.

33 But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and

saith, Get thee behind me, Satan; for thou mindest not the things of God,

but the things of men.

34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and said unto

them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his

cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall

lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

36 For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit

his life?

37 For what should a man give in exchange for his life?

38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this

adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of

him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Chapter 9

1. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There are some here of

them that stand [by], who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see

the kingdom of God come with power.

2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John,

and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was

transfigured before them;

3 and his garments became glistering, exceeding white, so as no fuller on

earth can whiten them.

4 And there appeared unto them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking

with Jesus.

5 And Peter answereth and saith to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good for us to be

here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses,

and one for Elijah.

6 For he knew not what to answer; for they became sore afraid.

7 And there came a cloud overshadowing them: and there came a voice out

of the cloud, This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.

8 And suddenly looking round about, they saw no one any more, save Jesus

only with themselves.

9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them that

they should tell no man what things they had seen, save when the Son of man

should have risen again from the dead.

10 And they kept the saying, questioning among themselves what the rising

again from the dead should mean.

11 And they asked him, saying, [How is it] that the scribes say that

Elijah must first come?

12 And he said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all

things: and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many

things and be set at nought?

13 But I say unto you, that Elijah is come, and they have also done unto

him whatsoever they would, even as it is written of him.

14. And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great multitude about

them, and scribes questioning with them.

15 And straightway all the multitude, when they saw him, were greatly

amazed, and running to him saluted him.

16 And he asked them, What question ye with them?

17 And one of the multitude answered him, Teacher, I brought unto thee my

son, who hath a dumb spirit;

18 and wheresoever it taketh him, it dasheth him down: and he foameth,

and grindeth his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that

they should cast it out; and they were not able.

19 And he answereth them and saith, O faithless generation, how long

shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him unto me.

20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the

spirit tare him grievously; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed


21 And he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto

him? And he said, From a child.

22 And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters,

to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and

help us.

23 And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him

that believeth.

24 Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe;

help thou mine unbelief.

25 And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked

the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command

thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

26 And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and [the boy]

became as one dead; insomuch that the more part said, He is dead.

27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.

28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him

privately, [How is it] that we could not cast it out?

29 And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by


30. And they went forth from thence, and passed through Galilee; and he

would not that any man should know it.

31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is

delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and when he is

killed, after three days he shall rise again.

32 But they understood not the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

33 And they came to Capernaum: and when he was in the house he asked

them, What were ye reasoning on the way?

34 But they held their peace: for they had disputed one with another on

the way, who [was] the greatest.

35 And he sat down, and called the twelve; and he saith unto them, If any

man would be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all.

36 And he took a little child, and set him in the midst of them: and

taking him in his arms, he said unto them,

37 Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name,

receiveth me: and whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that

sent me.

38 John said unto him, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy

name; and we forbade him, because he followed not us.

39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man who shall do a

mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.

40 For he that is not against us is for us.

41. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink, because ye are

Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

42 And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me

to stumble, it were better for him if a great millstone were hanged about

his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

43 And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee

to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into

hell, into the unquenchable fire.

44 [where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.]

45 And if thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee

to enter into life halt, rather than having thy two feet to be cast into


46 [where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.]

47 And if thine eye cause thee to stumble, cast it out: it is good for

thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two

eyes to be cast into hell;

48 where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

49 For every one shall be salted with fire.

50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will

ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace one with another.

Chapter 10

1. And he arose from thence and cometh into the borders of Judaea and

beyond the Jordan: and multitudes come together unto him again; and, as he

was wont, he taught them again.

2 And there came unto him Pharisees, and asked him, Is it lawful for a

man to put away [his] wife? trying him.

3 And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?

4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to

put her away.

5 But Jesus said unto them, For your hardness of heart he wrote you this


6 But from the beginning of the creation, Male and female made he them.

7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall

cleave to his wife;

8 and the two shall become one flesh: so that they are no more two, but

one flesh.

9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter.

11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry

another, committeth adultery against her:

12 and if she herself shall put away her husband, and marry another, she

committeth adultery.

13. And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch

them: and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto

them, Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to

such belongeth the kingdom of God.

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God

as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

16 And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon


17. And as he was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and

kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may

inherit eternal life?

18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save

one, [even] God.

19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do

not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor thy father and


20 And he said unto him, Teacher, all these things have I observed from

my youth.

21 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said unto him, One thing

thou lackest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou

shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

22 But his countenance fell at the saying, and he went away sorrowful:

for he was one that had great possessions.

23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly

shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus answereth again,

and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches

to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich

man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26 And they were astonished exceedingly, saying unto him, Then who can be


27 Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with

God: for all things are possible with God.

28 Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed


29 Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left

house, or brethren, or sisters, or mother, or father, or children, or

lands, for my sake, and for the gospel's sake,

30 but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and

brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with

persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

31 But many [that are] first shall be last; and the last first.

32. And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going

before them: and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid. And

he took again the twelve, and began to tell them the things that were to

happen unto him,

33 [saying], Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be

delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn

him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles:

34 and they shall mock him, and shall spit upon him, and shall scourge

him, and shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.

35 And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee,

saying unto him, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever

we shall ask of thee.

36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?

37 And they said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy

right hand, and one on [thy] left hand, in thy glory.

38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to

drink the cup that I drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am

baptized with?

39 And they said unto him, We are able. And Jesus said unto them, The cup

that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal

shall ye be baptized:

40 but to sit on my right hand or on [my] left hand is not mine to give;

but [it is for them] for whom it hath been prepared.

41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation

concerning James and John.

42 And Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they

who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their

great ones exercise authority over them.

43 But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among

you, shall be your minister;

44 and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all.

45 For the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to

minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

46. And they come to Jericho: and as he went out from Jericho, with his

disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind

beggar, was sitting by the way side.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out,

and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out

the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

49 And Jesus stood still, and said, Call ye him. And they call the blind

man, saying unto him, Be of good cheer: rise, he calleth thee.

50 And he, casting away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered him, and said, What wilt thou that I should do unto

thee? And the blind man said unto him, Rabboni, that I may receive my


52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.

And straightway he received his sight, and followed him in the way.

Chapter 11

1. And when they draw nigh unto Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at

the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples,

2 and saith unto them, Go your way into the village that is over against

you: and straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied,

whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.

3 And if any one say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye, The Lord hath need

of him; and straightway he will send him back hither.

4 And they went away, and found a colt tied at the door without in the

open street; and they loose him.

5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye,

loosing the colt?

6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.

7 And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their garments; and

he sat upon him.

8 And many spread their garments upon the way; and others branches, which

they had cut from the fields.

9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, Hosanna;

Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

10 Blessed [is] the kingdom that cometh, [the kingdom] of our father

David: Hosanna in the highest.

11 And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and when he had looked

round about upon all things, it being now eventide, he went out unto

Bethany with the twelve.

12. And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered.

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he

might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but

leaves; for it was not the season of figs.

14 And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee

henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it.

15 And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began

to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and

overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold

the doves;

16 and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the


17 And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall

be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den

of robbers.

18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they

might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was

astonished at his teaching.

19 And every evening he went forth out of the city.

20 And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered

away from the roots.

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the

fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

23 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou

taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall

believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it.

24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for,

believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

25 And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any

one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your


26 [But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven

forgive your trespasses.]

27. And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple,

there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders;

28 and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or

who gave thee this authority to do these things?

29 And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer

me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.

31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From

heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

32 But should we say, From men-- they feared the people: for all verily

held John to be a prophet.

33 And they answered Jesus and say, We know not. And Jesus saith unto

them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.


Chapter 12

1. And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard,

and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a

tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country.

2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might

receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.

3 And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and him they wounded in

the head, and handled shamefully.

5 And he sent another; and him they killed: and many others; beating

some, and killing some.

6 He had yet one, a beloved son: he sent him last unto them, saying, They

will reverence my son.

7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let

us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him forth out of the


9 What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and

destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

10 Have ye not read even this scripture: The stone which the builders

rejected, The same was made the head of the corner;

11 This was from the Lord, And it is marvellous in our eyes?

12 And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for

they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him,

and went away.

13. And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians,

that they might catch him in talk.

14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Teacher, we know that thou

art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not the person of

men, but of a truth teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute

unto Caesar, or not?

15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy,

said unto them, Why make ye trial of me? bring me a denarius, that I may

see it.

16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and

superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.

17 And Jesus said unto them, Render unto Caesar the things that are

Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. And they marvelled

greatly at him.

18. And there come unto him Sadducees, who say that there is no

resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

19 Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave a wife

behind him, and leave no child, that his brother should take his wife, and

raise up seed unto his brother.

20 There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left

no seed;

21 and the second took her, and died, leaving no seed behind him; and the

third likewise:

22 and the seven left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.

23 In the resurrection whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had

her to wife.

24 Jesus said unto them, Is it not for this cause that ye err, that ye

know not the scriptures, nor the power of God?

25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are

given in marriage; but are as angels in heaven.

26 But as touching the dead, that they are raised; have ye not read in

the book of Moses, in [the place concerning] the Bush, how God spake unto

him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God

of Jacob?

27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye do greatly err.

28. And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and

knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the

first of all?

29 Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the

Lord is one:

30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all

thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.

31 The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is

none other commandment greater than these.

32 And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth, Teacher, thou hast well said

that he is one; and there is none other but he:

33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding,

and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much

more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou

art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him

any question.

35. And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How say the

scribes that the Christ is the son of David?

36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit

thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.

37 David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the

common people heard him gladly.

38 And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk

in long robes, and [to have] salutations in the marketplaces,

39 and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts:

40 they that devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers;

these shall receive greater condemnation.

41. And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the

multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in


42 And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a


43 And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say

unto you, This poor widow cast in more than all they that are casting into

the treasury:

44 for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did

cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.

Chapter 13

1. And as he went forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto

him, Teacher, behold, what manner of stones and what manner of buildings!

2 And Jesus said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall

not be left here one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and

James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign when

these things are all about to be accomplished?

5. And Jesus began to say unto them, Take heed that no man lead you


6 Many shall come in my name, saying, I am [he]; and shall lead many


7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not troubled:

[these things] must needs come to pass; but the end is not yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;

there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these

things are the beginning of travail.

9 But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to

councils; and in synagogues shall ye be beaten; and before governors and

kings shall ye stand for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

10 And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations.

11 And when they lead you [to judgment], and deliver you up, be not

anxious beforehand what ye shall speak: but whatsoever shall be given you

in that hour, that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy


12 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his

child; and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put

to death.

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that

endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

14. But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought

not (let him that readeth understand), then let them that are in Judaea

flee unto the mountains:

15 and let him that is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take

anything out his house:

16 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.

17 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in

those days!

18 And pray ye that it be not in the winter.

19 For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the

like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and

never shall be.

20 And except the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been

saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he chose, he shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ; or,

Lo, there; believe [it] not:

22 for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show

signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.

23 But take ye heed: behold, I have told you all things beforehand.

24. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened,

and the moon shall not give her light,

25 and the stars shall be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in

the heavens shall be shaken.

26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in clouds with great

power and glory.

27 And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his

elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the

uttermost part of heaven.

28. Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become

tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh;

29 even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that

he is nigh, [even] at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, until all

these things be accomplished.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

32 But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in

heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

34 [It is] as [when] a man, sojourning in another country, having left

his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work,

commanded also the porter to watch.

35 Watch therefore: for ye know not when the lord of the house cometh,

whether at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning;

36 lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Chapter 14

1. Now after two days was [the feast of] the passover and the unleavened

bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him

with subtlety, and kill him:

2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest haply there shall be a tumult

of the people.

3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat

at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster cruse of ointment of pure

nard very costly; [and] she brake the cruse, and poured it over his head.

4 But there were some that had indignation among themselves, [saying], To

what purpose hath this waste of the ointment been made?

5 For this ointment might have been sold for above three hundred

shillings, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

6 But Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a

good work on me.

7 For ye have the poor always with you, and whensoever ye will ye can do

them good: but me ye have not always.

8 She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for

the burying.

9 And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever the gospel shall be preached

throughout the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be

spoken of for a memorial of her.

10 And Judas Iscariot, he that was one of the twelve, went away unto the

chief priests, that he might deliver him unto them.

11 And they, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him

money. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him [unto them].

12. And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the

passover, his disciples say unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make

ready that thou mayest eat the passover?

13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go into the

city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow


14 and wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the master of the house, The

Teacher saith, Where is my guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover

with my disciples?

15 And he will himself show you a large upper room furnished [and] ready:

and there make ready for us.

16 And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he

had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

17 And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve.

18 And as they sat and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you,

One of you shall betray me, [even] he that eateth with me.

19 They began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I?

20 And he said unto them, [It is] one of the twelve, he that dippeth with

me in the dish.

21 For the Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto

that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man

if he had not been born.

22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and when he had blessed, he

brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take ye: this is my body.

23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and

they all drank of it.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the covenant, which is

poured out for many.

25 Verily I say unto you, I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine,

until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.

27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended: for it is

written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered


28 Howbeit, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not


30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that thou to-day,

[even] this night, before the cock crow twice, shalt deny me thrice.

31 But he spake exceedingly vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will

not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.

32. And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith

unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be

greatly amazed, and sore troubled.

34 And he saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto

death: abide ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that,

if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove

this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt.

37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon,

sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour?

38 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed

is willing, but the flesh is weak.

39 And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.

40 And again he came, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very

heavy; and they knew not what to answer him.

41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and

take your rest: it is enough; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is

betrayed into the hands of sinners.

42 Arise, let us be going: behold, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

43. And straightway, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve,

and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and

the scribes and the elders.

44 Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I

shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.

45 And when he was come, straightway he came to him, and saith, Rabbi;

and kissed him.

46 And they laid hands on him, and took him.

47 But a certain one of them that stood by drew his sword, and smote the

servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.

48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a

robber, with swords and staves to seize me?

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but

[this is done] that the scriptures might be fulfilled.

50 And they all left him, and fled.

51 And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast

about him, over [his] naked [body]: and they lay hold on him;

52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.

53. And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and there come together

with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

54 And Peter had followed him afar off, even within, into the court of

the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself

in the light [of the fire].

55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against

Jesus to put him to death; and found it not.

56 For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not


57 And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him,


58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands,

and in three days I will build another made without hands.

59 And not even so did their witness agree together.

60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying,

Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest

asked him, and saith unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the

right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.

63 And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What further need

have we of witnesses?

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him

to be worthy of death.

65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet

him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the officers received him with

blows of their hands.

66. And as Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids

of the high priest;

67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and saith, Thou

also wast with the Nazarene, [even] Jesus.

68 But he denied, saying, I neither know, nor understand what thou

sayest: and he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

69 And the maid saw him, and began again to say to them that stood by,

This is [one] of them.

70 But he again denied it. And after a little while again they that stood

by said to Peter, of a truth thou art [one] of them; for thou art a


71 But he began to curse, and to swear, I know not this man of whom ye


72 And straightway the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to

mind the word, how that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice,

thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.


Chapter 15

1. And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and

scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and

carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering

saith unto him, Thou sayest.

3 And the chief priests accused him of many things.

4 And Pilate again asked him, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how

many things they accuse thee of.

5 But Jesus no more answered anything; insomuch that Pilate marvelled.

6 Now at the feast he used to release unto them one prisoner, whom they

asked of him.

7 And there was one called Barabbas, [lying] bound with them that had

made insurrection, men who in the insurrection had committed murder.

8 And the multitude went up and began to ask him [to do] as he was wont

to do unto them.

9 And Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the

King of the Jews?

10 For he perceived that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.

11 But the chief priests stirred up the multitude, that he should rather

release Barabbas unto them.

12 And Pilate again answered and said unto them, What then shall I do

unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14 And Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried

out exceedingly, Crucify him.

15. And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, released unto them

Barabbas, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

16 And the soldiers led him away within the court, which is the

Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

17 And they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they

put it on him;

18 and they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

19 And they smote his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and bowing

their knees worshipped him.

20 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and

put on him his garments. And they lead him out to crucify him.

21 And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, coming from the

country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to go [with them], that he

might bear his cross.

22. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being

interpreted, The place of a skull.

23 And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

24 And they crucify him, and part his garments among them, casting lots

upon them, what each should take.

25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF


27 And with him they crucify two robbers; one on his right hand, and one

on his left.

28 [And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was reckoned

with transgressors.]

29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and

saying, Ha! Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days,

30 save thyself, and come down from the cross.

31 In like manner also the chief priests mocking [him] among themselves

with the scribes said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.

32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, that

we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached


33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole

land until the ninth hour.

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama

sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou

forsaken me?

35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he

calleth Elijah.

36 And one ran, and filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed,

and gave him to drink, saying, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to

take him down.

37 And Jesus uttered a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.

39 And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so

gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

40 And there were also women beholding from afar: among whom [were] both

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and


41 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;

and many other women that came up with him unto Jerusalem.

42. And when even was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is,

the day before the sabbath,

43 there came Joseph of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who

also himself was looking for the kingdom of God; and he boldly went in unto

Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the

centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

45 And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the corpse to


46 And he bought a linen cloth, and taking him down, wound him in the

linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock; and

he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.

47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the [mother] of Joses beheld where he was


Chapter 16

1. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of

James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when

the sun was risen.

3 And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone

from the door of the tomb?

4 and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled back: for it was

exceeding great.

5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right

side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not amazed: ye seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who

hath been crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold, the place where

they laid him!

7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He goeth before you into Galilee:

there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

8 And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and

astonishment had come upon them: and they said nothing to any one; for they

were afraid.

9. Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared

first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

10 She went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and


11 And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her,


12 And after these things he was manifested in another form unto two of

them, as they walked, on their way into the country.

13 And they went away and told it unto the rest: neither believed they


14. And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat

at meat; and he upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart,

because they believed not them that had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel

to the whole creation.

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that

disbelieveth shall be condemned.

17 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall

they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it

shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they

shall recover.

19. So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them, was received up

into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with

them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

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