Luke

Chapter 1

  1. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a
  2. declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
  3. Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning
  4. were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
  5. It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of
  6. all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
  7. That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein
  8. thou hast been instructed.
  9. THERE was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain
  10. priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
  11. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the
  12. commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
  13. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and
  14. they both were now well stricken in years.
  15. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office
  16. before God in the order of his course,
  17. According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to
  18. burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
  19. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at
  20. the time of incense.
  21. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the
  22. right side of the altar of incense.
  23. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon
  24. him.
  25. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer
  26. is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
  27. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at
  28. his birth.
  29. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink
  30. neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
  31. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord
  32. their God.
  33. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to
  34. turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
  35. And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this?
  36. for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
  37. And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand
  38. in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
  39. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until
  40. the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
  41. And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he
  42. tarried so long in the temple.
  43. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they
  44. perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
  45. And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his
  46. ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
  47. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid
  48. herself five months, saying,
  49. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked
  50. on me, to take away my reproach among men.
  51. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto
  52. a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
  53. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
  54. house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
  55. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art
  56. highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
  57. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast
  58. in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
  59. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
  60. favour with God.
  61. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a
  62. son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
  63. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
  64. and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
  65. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his
  66. kingdom there shall be no end.
  67. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know
  68. not a man?
  69. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall
  70. come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
  71. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son
  72. in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
  73. For with God nothing shall be impossible.
  74. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me
  75. according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
  76. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country
  77. with haste, into a city of Juda;
  78. And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
  79. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation
  80. of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
  81. And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou
  82. among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
  83. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come
  84. to me?
  85. For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine
  86. ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
  87. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a
  88. performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
  89. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
  90. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
  91. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for,
  92. behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
  93. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is
  94. his name.
  95. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to
  96. generation.
  97. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the
  98. proud in the imagination of their hearts.
  99. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them
  100. of low degree.
  101. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath
  102. sent empty away.
  103. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
  104. As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for
  105. ever.
  106. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her
  107. own house.
  108. Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and
  109. she brought forth a son.
  110. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed
  111. great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
  112. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to
  113. circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
  114. And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called
  115. John.
  116. And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is
  117. called by this name.
  118. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
  119. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is
  120. John. And they marvelled all.
  121. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and
  122. he spake, and praised God.
  123. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these
  124. sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
  125. And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts,
  126. saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
  127. And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and
  128. prophesied, saying,
  129. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and
  130. redeemed his people,
  131. And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of
  132. his servant David;
  133. As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been
  134. since the world began:
  135. That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of
  136. all that hate us;
  137. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember
  138. his holy covenant;
  139. The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
  140. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the
  141. hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
  142. In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our
  143. life.
  144. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for
  145. thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
  146. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission
  147. of their sins,
  148. Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from
  149. on high hath visited us,
  150. To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of
  151. death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
  152. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the
  153. deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Chapter 2

  1. And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree
  2. from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
  3. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of
  4. Syria.)
  5. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
  6. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
  7. Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
  8. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
  9. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
  10. accomplished that she should be delivered.
  11. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
  12. swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
  13. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the
  14. field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
  15. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of
  16. the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
  17. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
  18. good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
  19. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
  20. which is Christ the Lord.
  21. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
  22. wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
  23. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
  24. heavenly host praising God, and saying,
  25. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
  26. toward men.
  27. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into
  28. heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
  29. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the
  30. babe lying in a manger.
  31. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
  32. which was told them concerning this child.
  33. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were
  34. told them by the shepherds.
  35. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
  36. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all
  37. the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
  38. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of
  39. the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
  40. And when the days of her purification according to the law of
  41. Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
  42. (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that
  43. openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
  44. And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the
  45. law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
  46. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
  47. Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
  48. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should
  49. not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
  50. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
  51. brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
  52. Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
  53. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to
  54. thy word:
  55. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
  56. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
  57. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people
  58. Israel.
  59. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were
  60. spoken of him.
  61. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold,
  62. this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
  63. (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the
  64. thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
  65. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel,
  66. of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
  67. And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which
  68. departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
  69. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
  70. Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
  71. And when they had performed all things according to the law of
  72. the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
  73. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with
  74. wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
  75. Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the
  76. passover.
  77. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem
  78. after the custom of the feast.
  79. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the
  80. child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
  81. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a
  82. day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
  83. And when they found him not, they turned back again to
  84. Jerusalem, seeking him.
  85. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the
  86. temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
  87. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and
  88. answers.
  89. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said
  90. unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
  91. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not
  92. that I must be about my Father's business?
  93. And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
  94. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was
  95. subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
  96. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with
  97. God and man.

Chapter 3

  1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
  2. Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
  3. Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came
  4. unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
  5. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the
  6. baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
  7. As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet,
  8. saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
  9. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall
  10. be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
  11. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
  12. Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of
  13. him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
  14. Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not
  15. 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.
  16. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every
  17. tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
  18. And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
  19. He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let
  20. him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
  21. Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him,
  22. Master, what shall we do?
  23. And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is
  24. appointed you.
  25. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what
  26. shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
  27. And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in
  28. their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
  29. John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with
  30. water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
  31. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor,
  32. and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
  33. And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the
  34. people.
  35. But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his
  36. brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
  37. Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
  38. Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that
  39. Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
  40. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
  41. him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
  42. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being
  43. (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
  44. Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which
  45. was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
  46. Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos,
  47. which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
  48. Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias,
  49. which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
  50. Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which
  51. was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
  52. Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which
  53. was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
  54. Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which
  55. was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
  56. Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which
  57. was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
  58. Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which
  59. was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
  60. Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was
  61. the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
  62. Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which
  63. was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
  64. Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which
  65. was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
  66. Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which
  67. was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
  68. Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad,
  69. which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
  70. Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch,
  71. which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
  72. Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was
  73. the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Chapter 4

  1. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and
  2. was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
  3. Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did
  4. eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
  5. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command
  6. this stone that it be made bread.
  7. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not
  8. live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
  9. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto
  10. him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
  11. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and
  12. the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
  13. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
  14. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan:
  15. for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
  16. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the
  17. temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
  18. For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to
  19. keep thee:
  20. And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time
  21. thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  22. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not
  23. tempt the Lord thy God.
  24. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed
  25. from him for a season.
  26. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and
  27. there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
  28. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
  29. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as
  30. his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
  31. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
  32. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
  33. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me
  34. to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
  35. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
  36. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister,
  37. and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
  38. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture
  39. fulfilled in your ears.
  40. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words
  41. which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
  42. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb,
  43. Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
  44. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in
  45. his own country.
  46. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the
  47. days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
  48. But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city
  49. of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
  50. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the
  51. prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
  52. And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things,
  53. were filled with wrath,
  54. And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto
  55. the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
  56. But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
  57. And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them
  58. on the sabbath days.
  59. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with
  60. power.
  61. And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an
  62. unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
  63. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus
  64. of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
  65. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of
  66. him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
  67. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying,
  68. What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
  69. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country
  70. round about.
  71. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's
  72. house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
  73. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her:
  74. and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
  75. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with
  76. divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
  77. And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou
  78. art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
  79. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place:
  80. and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
  81. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other
  82. cities also: for therefore am I sent.
  83. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Chapter 5

  1. And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear
  2. the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
  3. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were
  4. gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
  5. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and
  6. prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
  7. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out
  8. into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
  9. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the
  10. night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
  11. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of
  12. fishes: and their net brake.
  13. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other
  14. ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
  15. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,
  16. Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
  17. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught
  18. of the fishes which they had taken:
  19. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were
  20. partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
  21. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all,
  22. and followed him.
  23. And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man
  24. full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
  25. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be
  26. thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
  27. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to
  28. the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
  29. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great
  30. multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
  31. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
  32. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that
  33. there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
  34. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a
  35. palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
  36. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in
  37. because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
  38. And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are
  39. forgiven thee.
  40. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who
  41. is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
  42. But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto
  43. them, What reason ye in your hearts?
  44. Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say,
  45. Rise up and walk?
  46. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth
  47. to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
  48. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon
  49. he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
  50. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were
  51. filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
  52. And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named
  53. Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
  54. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
  55. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was
  56. a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
  57. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples,
  58. saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
  59. And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not
  60. a physician; but they that are sick.
  61. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
  62. And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often,
  63. and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
  64. And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the
  65. bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
  66. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away
  67. from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
  68. And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of
  69. a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
  70. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine
  71. will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
  72. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are
  73. preserved.
  74. No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for
  75. he saith, The old is better.

Chapter 6

  1. And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that
  2. he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
  3. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which
  4. is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
  5. And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this,
  6. what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
  7. How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the
  8. shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
  9. And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the
  10. sabbath.
  11. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into
  12. the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
  13. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal
  14. on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
  15. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the
  16. withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
  17. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful
  18. on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
  19. And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man,
  20. Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
  21. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another
  22. what they might do to Jesus.
  23. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a
  24. mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
  25. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of
  26. them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
  27. Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James
  28. and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
  29. Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called
  30. Zelotes,
  31. And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also
  32. was the traitor.
  33. And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the
  34. company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
  35. And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were
  36. healed.
  37. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went
  38. virtue out of him, and healed them all.
  39. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be
  40. ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
  41. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed
  42. are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
  43. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
  44. separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
  45. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your
  46. reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
  47. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your
  48. consolation.
  49. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you
  50. that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
  51. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did
  52. their fathers to the false prophets.
  53. But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to
  54. them which hate you,
  55. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully
  56. use you.
  57. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the
  58. other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
  59. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh
  60. away thy goods ask them not again.
  61. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them
  62. likewise.
  63. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for
  64. sinners also love those that love them.
  65. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have
  66. ye? for sinners also do even the same.
  67. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank
  68. have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
  69. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
  70. nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
  71. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
  72. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall
  73. not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
  74. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed
  75. down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
  76. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind?
  77. shall they not both fall into the ditch?
  78. The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is
  79. perfect shall be as his master.
  80. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
  81. but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
  82. Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull
  83. out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
  84. For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a
  85. corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
  86. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do
  87. not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
  88. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
  89. that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
  90. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I
  91. say?
  92. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them,
  93. I will shew you to whom he is like:
  94. He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid
  95. the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
  96. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a
  97. foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Chapter 7

  1. Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the
  2. people, he entered into Capernaum.
  3. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was
  4. sick, and ready to die.
  5. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the
  6. Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
  7. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying,
  8. That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
  9. For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
  10. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the
  11. house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
  12. Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but
  13. say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
  14. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me
  15. soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
  16. When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned
  17. him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
  18. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the
  19. servant whole that had been sick.
  20. And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city
  21. called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
  22. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was
  23. a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
  24. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said
  25. unto her, Weep not.
  26. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood
  27. still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
  28. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he
  29. delivered him to his mother.
  30. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying,
  31. That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
  32. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and
  33. throughout all the region round about.
  34. And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
  35. And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to
  36. Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  37. When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath
  38. sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
  39. And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and
  40. plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
  41. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John
  42. what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
  43. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
  44. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak
  45. unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
  46. But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
  47. Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
  48. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto
  49. you, and much more than a prophet.
  50. This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger
  51. before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
  52. For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is
  53. not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
  54. And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified
  55. God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
  56. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God
  57. against themselves, being not baptized of him.
  58. And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this
  59. generation? and to what are they like?
  60. They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and
  61. calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
  62. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking
  63. wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
  64. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a
  65. gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
  66. But wisdom is justified of all her children.
  67. And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him.
  68. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
  69. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she
  70. knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
  71. And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his
  72. feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
  73. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake
  74. within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
  75. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say
  76. unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
  77. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed
  78. five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
  79. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
  80. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
  81. Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave
  82. most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
  83. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this
  84. woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
  85. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in
  86. hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
  87. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath
  88. anointed my feet with ointment.
  89. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are
  90. forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
  91. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
  92. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within
  93. themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
  94. And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in
  95. peace.

Chapter 8

  1. And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city
  2. and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
  3. And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
  4. infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
  5. And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and
  6. many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
  7. And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him
  8. out of every city, he spake by a parable:
  9. A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by
  10. the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
  11. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it
  12. withered away, because it lacked moisture.
  13. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and
  14. choked it.
  15. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an
  16. hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
  17. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
  18. And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the
  19. kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
  20. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
  21. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil,
  22. and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
  23. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the
  24. word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
  25. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have
  26. heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
  27. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and
  28. good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
  29. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a
  30. vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
  31. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither
  32. any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
  33. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him
  34. shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.
  35. Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come
  36. at him for the press.
  37. And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy
  38. brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
  39. And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren
  40. are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
  41. Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship
  42. with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
  43. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm
  44. of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
  45. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we
  46. perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
  47. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being
  48. afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
  49. And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over
  50. against Galilee.
  51. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a
  52. certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.
  53. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and
  54. with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
  55. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.
  56. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
  57. And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said,
  58. Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
  59. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out
  60. into the deep.
  61. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the
  62. mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
  63. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine:
  64. and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
  65. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went
  66. and told it in the city and in the country.
  67. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and
  68. found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
  69. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was
  70. possessed of the devils was healed.
  71. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round
  72. about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
  73. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him
  74. that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
  75. Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath
  76. done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
  77. And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people
  78. gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
  79. And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler
  80. of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
  81. For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she
  82. lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
  83. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had
  84. spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
  85. Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and
  86. immediately her issue of blood stanched.
  87. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they
  88. that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
  89. And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that
  90. virtue is gone out of me.
  91. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling,
  92. and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
  93. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith
  94. hath made thee whole; go in peace.
  95. While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the
  96. synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.
  97. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not:
  98. believe only, and she shall be made whole.
  99. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in,
  100. save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
  101. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is
  102. not dead, but sleepeth.
  103. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
  104. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called,
  105. saying, Maid, arise.
  106. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he
  107. commanded to give her meat.
  108. And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they
  109. should tell no man what was done.

Chapter 9

  1. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power
  2. and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
  3. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the
  4. sick.
  5. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither
  6. staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
  7. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence
  8. depart.
  9. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city,
  10. shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
  11. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the
  12. gospel, and healing every where.
  13. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he
  14. was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
  15. And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of
  16. the old prophets was risen again.
  17. And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I
  18. hear such things? And he desired to see him.
  19. And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that
  20. they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.
  21. And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received
  22. them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
  23. And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and
  24. said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
  25. But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We
  26. have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
  27. For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his
  28. disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
  29. And they did so, and made them all sit down.
  30. Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up
  31. to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
  32. And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of
  33. fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.
  34. And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were
  35. with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
  36. They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and
  37. others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
  38. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering
  39. said, The Christ of God.
  40. And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man
  41. that thing;
  42. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected
  43. of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
  44. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him
  45. deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
  46. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever
  47. will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
  48. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and
  49. lose himself, or be cast away?
  50. For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him
  51. shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
  52. But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which
  53. shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
  54. And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he
  55. took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
  56. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered,
  57. and his raiment was white and glistering.
  58. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and
  59. Elias:
  60. Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should
  61. accomplish at Jerusalem.
  62. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and
  63. when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
  64. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto
  65. Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
  66. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them:
  67. and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
  68. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my
  69. beloved Son: hear him.
  70. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they
  71. kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
  72. And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come
  73. down from the hill, much people met him.
  74. And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I
  75. beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.
  76. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it
  77. teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
  78. And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could
  79. not.
  80. And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation,
  81. how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
  82. And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare
  83. him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
  84. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while
  85. they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
  86. Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man
  87. shall be delivered into the hands of men.
  88. But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them,
  89. that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.
  90. Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be
  91. greatest.
  92. And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child,
  93. and set him by him,
  94. And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my
  95. name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
  96. And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out
  97. devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.
  98. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not
  99. against us is for us.
  100. And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be
  101. received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
  102. And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered
  103. into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
  104. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he
  105. would go to Jerusalem.
  106. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord,
  107. wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
  108. But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what
  109. manner of spirit ye are of.
  110. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to
  111. save them. And they went to another village.
  112. And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain
  113. man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
  114. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air
  115. have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
  116. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer
  117. me first to go and bury my father.
  118. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou
  119. and preach the kingdom of God.
  120. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me
  121. first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
  122. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the
  123. plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Chapter 10

  1. After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and
  2. sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
  3. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the
  4. labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
  5. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
  6. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by
  7. the way.
  8. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this
  9. house.
  10. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it:
  11. if not, it shall turn to you again.
  12. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as
  13. they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
  14. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such
  15. things as are set before you:
  16. And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The
  17. kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
  18. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go
  19. your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
  20. Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do
  21. wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
  22. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day
  23. for Sodom, than for that city.
  24. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
  25. mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
  26. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the
  27. judgment, than for you.
  28. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be
  29. thrust down to hell.
  30. He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you
  31. despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
  32. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the
  33. devils are subject unto us through thy name.
  34. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from
  35. heaven.
  36. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
  37. scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
  38. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are
  39. subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
  40. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O
  41. Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
  42. All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth
  43. who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
  44. And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately,
  45. Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
  46. For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see
  47. those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
  48. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
  49. Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
  50. He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
  51. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
  52. thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
  53. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and
  54. thou shalt live.
  55. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is
  56. my neighbour?
  57. And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem
  58. to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
  59. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and
  60. when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
  61. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked
  62. on him, and passed by on the other side.
  63. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and
  64. when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
  65. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and
  66. wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
  67. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and
  68. gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
  69. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him
  70. that fell among the thieves?
  71. And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto
  72. him, Go, and do thou likewise.
  73. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a
  74. certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
  75. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet,
  76. and heard his word.
  77. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and
  78. said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
  79. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art
  80. careful and troubled about many things:
  81. But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part,
  82. which shall not be taken away from her.

Chapter 11

  1. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place,
  2. when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
  3. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in
  4. heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  5. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  6. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is
  7. indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
  8. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and
  9. shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
  10. For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have
  11. nothing to set before him?
  12. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door
  13. is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
  14. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he
  15. is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
  16. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
  17. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
  18. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
  19. findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
  20. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he
  21. give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
  22. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
  23. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
  24. children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
  25. And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to
  26. pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
  27. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub
  28. the chief of the devils.
  29. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
  30. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom
  31. divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
  32. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom
  33. stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
  34. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast
  35. them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
  36. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the
  37. kingdom of God is come upon you.
  38. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in
  39. peace:
  40. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome
  41. him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
  42. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not
  43. with me scattereth.
  44. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through
  45. dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
  46. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
  47. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked
  48. than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
  49. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman
  50. of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
  51. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of
  52. God, and keep it.
  53. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to
  54. say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
  55. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the
  56. Son of man be to this generation.
  57. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the
  58. men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
  59. The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this
  60. generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
  61. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret
  62. place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
  63. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is
  64. single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
  65. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not
  66. darkness.
  67. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part
  68. dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
  69. And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with
  70. him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
  71. And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first
  72. washed before dinner.
  73. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the
  74. outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
  75. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that
  76. which is within also?
  77. But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all
  78. things are clean unto you.
  79. But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all
  80. manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
  81. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the
  82. synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
  83. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as
  84. graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
  85. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master,
  86. thus saying thou reproachest us also.
  87. And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men
  88. with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
  89. Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and
  90. your fathers killed them.
  91. Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers:
  92. for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
  93. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets
  94. and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
  95. That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the
  96. foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
  97. From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which
  98. perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
  99. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of
  100. knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
  101. And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the
  102. Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
  103. Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his
  104. mouth, that they might accuse him.

Chapter 12

  1. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an
  2. innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
  3. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither
  4. hid, that shall not be known.
  5. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in
  6. the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
  7. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill
  8. the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
  9. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after
  10. he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
  11. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them
  12. is forgotten before God?
  13. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not
  14. therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
  15. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
  16. shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
  17. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the
  18. angels of God.
  19. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it
  20. shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
  21. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto
  22. magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
  23. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye
  24. ought to say.
  25. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my
  26. brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
  27. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over
  28. you?
  29. And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness:
  30. for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
  31. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a
  32. certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
  33. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because
  34. I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
  35. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and
  36. build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
  37. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up
  38. for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
  39. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
  40. required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
  41. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich
  42. toward God.
  43. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take
  44. no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
  45. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
  46. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which
  47. neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
  48. And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one
  49. cubit?
  50. If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take
  51. ye thought for the rest?
  52. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not;
  53. and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
  54. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field,
  55. and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
  56. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
  57. neither be ye of doubtful mind.
  58. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and
  59. your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
  60. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things
  61. shall be added unto you.
  62. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to
  63. give you the kingdom.
  64. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which
  65. wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
  66. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
  67. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
  68. And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when
  69. he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
  70. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall
  71. find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
  72. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third
  73. watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
  74. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what
  75. hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
  76. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour
  77. when ye think not.
  78. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto
  79. us, or even to all?
  80. And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward,
  81. whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
  82. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find
  83. so doing.
  84. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all
  85. that he hath.
  86. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his
  87. coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
  88. The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not
  89. for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
  90. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not
  91. himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
  92. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes,
  93. shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
  94. I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be
  95. already kindled?
  96. But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I
  97. straitened till it be accomplished!
  98. Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you,
  99. Nay; but rather division:
  100. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,
  101. three against two, and two against three.
  102. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against
  103. the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
  104. And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of
  105. the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
  106. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat;
  107. and it cometh to pass.
  108. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the
  109. earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
  110. Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
  111. When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou
  112. art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
  113. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid
  114. the very last mite.

Chapter 13

  1. There were present at that season some that told him of the
  2. Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
  3. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these
  4. Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
  5. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
  6. perish.
  7. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew
  8. them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
  9. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise
  10. perish.
  11. He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted
  12. in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
  13. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these
  14. three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
  15. And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year
  16. also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
  17. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou
  18. shalt cut it down.
  19. And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
  20. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity
  21. eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
  22. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her,
  23. Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
  24. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made
  25. straight, and glorified God.
  26. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,
  27. because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
  28. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not
  29. each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
  30. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom
  31. Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
  32. And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were
  33. ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
  34. Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and
  35. whereunto shall I resemble it?
  36. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast
  37. into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
  38. And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
  39. It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures
  40. of meal, till the whole was leavened.
  41. And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and
  42. journeying toward Jerusalem.
  43. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And
  44. he said unto them,
  45. Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you,
  46. will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
  47. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to
  48. the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
  49. Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy
  50. presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
  51. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are;
  52. depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
  53. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see
  54. Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
  55. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from
  56. the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
  57. And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are
  58. first which shall be last.
  59. The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto
  60. him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
  61. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast
  62. out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
  63. Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day
  64. following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
  65. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest
  66. them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
  67. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say
  68. unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Chapter 14

  1. And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the
  2. chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
  3. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the
  4. dropsy.
  5. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying,
  6. Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
  7. And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and
  8. let him go;
  9. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an
  10. ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
  11. And they could not answer him again to these things.
  12. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he
  13. marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.
  14. When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the
  15. highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
  16. And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man
  17. place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
  18. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room;
  19. that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
  20. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that
  21. humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  22. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a
  23. dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
  24. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the
  25. lame, the blind:
  26. And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for
  27. thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
  28. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these
  29. things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
  30. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and
  31. bade many:
  32. And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were
  33. bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
  34. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first
  35. said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
  36. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
  37. prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
  38. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot
  39. come.
  40. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then
  41. the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
  42. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded,
  43. and yet there is room.
  44. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and
  45. hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
  46. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden
  47. shall taste of my supper.
  48. And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and
  49. said unto them,
  50. If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and
  51. wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
  52. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot
  53. be my disciple.
  54. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down
  55. first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
  56. Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able
  57. to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
  58. Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
  59. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth
  60. not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
  61. Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an
  62. ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
  63. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that
  64. he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
  65. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith
  66. shall it be seasoned?
  67. It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but
  68. men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Chapter 15

  1. Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear
  2. him.
  3. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man
  4. receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
  5. And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
  6. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
  7. doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
  8. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders,
  9. rejoicing.
  10. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
  11. neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
  12. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one
  13. sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
  14. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one
  15. piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
  16. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her
  17. neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
  18. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the
  19. angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
  20. And he said, A certain man had two sons:
  21. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the
  22. portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
  23. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together,
  24. and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
  25. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that
  26. land; and he began to be in want.
  27. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and
  28. he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
  29. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the
  30. swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
  31. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of
  32. my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
  33. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father,
  34. I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
  35. And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of
  36. thy hired servants.
  37. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a
  38. great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
  39. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven,
  40. and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
  41. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe,
  42. and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
  43. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat,
  44. and be merry:
  45. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and
  46. is found. And they began to be merry.
  47. Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh
  48. to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
  49. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things
  50. meant.
  51. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath
  52. killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
  53. And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father
  54. out, and intreated him.
  55. And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I
  56. serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
  57. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy
  58. living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
  59. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I
  60. have is thine.
  61. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy
  62. brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

Chapter 16

  1. And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich
  2. man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
  3. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this
  4. of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
  5. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my
  6. lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
  7. I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the
  8. stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
  9. So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said
  10. unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
  11. And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him,
  12. Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
  13. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said,
  14. An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
  15. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done
  16. wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
  17. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of
  18. unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
  19. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in
  20. much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
  21. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous
  22. mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
  23. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's,
  24. who shall give you that which is your own?
  25. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
  26. one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
  27. And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these
  28. things: and they derided him.
  29. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
  30. before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
  31. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the
  32. kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
  33. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle
  34. of the law to fail.
  35. Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another,
  36. committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
  37. There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and
  38. fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
  39. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at
  40. his gate, full of sores,
  41. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich
  42. man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
  43. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
  44. the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
  45. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
  46. Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
  47. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and
  48. send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
  49. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime
  50. receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
  51. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf
  52. fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
  53. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest
  54. send him to my father's house:
  55. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest
  56. they also come into this place of torment.
  57. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let
  58. them hear them.
  59. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from
  60. the dead, they will repent.
  61. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
  62. neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Chapter 17

  1. Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that
  2. offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
  3. It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
  4. neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
  5. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee,
  6. rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
  7. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven
  8. times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
  9. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
  10. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye
  11. might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
  12. But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle,
  13. will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
  14. And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup,
  15. and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
  16. Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
  17. commanded him? I trow not.
  18. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which
  19. are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
  20. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed
  21. through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
  22. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men
  23. that were lepers, which stood afar off:
  24. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have
  25. mercy on us.
  26. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto
  27. the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
  28. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
  29. and with a loud voice glorified God,
  30. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he
  31. was a Samaritan.
  32. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but
  33. where are the nine?
  34. There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save
  35. this stranger.
  36. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made
  37. thee whole.
  38. And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of
  39. God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
  40. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold,
  41. the kingdom of God is within you.
  42. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye
  43. shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
  44. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after
  45. them, nor follow them.
  46. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under
  47. heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
  48. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this
  49. generation.
  50. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the
  51. days of the Son of man.
  52. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in
  53. marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
  54. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they
  55. drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
  56. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and
  57. brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
  58. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is
  59. revealed.
  60. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff
  61. in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
  62. Remember Lot's wife.
  63. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
  64. whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
  65. I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the
  66. one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
  67. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,
  68. and the other left.
  69. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the
  70. other left.
  71. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
  72. unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Chapter 18

  1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
  2. always to pray, and not to faint;
  3. Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God,
  4. neither regarded man:
  5. And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him,
  6. saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
  7. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within
  8. himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
  9. Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by
  10. her continual coming she weary me.
  11. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
  12. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night
  13. unto him, though he bear long with them?
  14. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when
  15. the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
  16. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in
  17. themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
  18. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and
  19. the other a publican.
  20. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
  21. thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
  22. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
  23. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much
  24. as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
  25. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
  26. than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  27. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch
  28. them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
  29. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children
  30. to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
  31. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom
  32. of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
  33. And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I
  34. do to inherit eternal life?
  35. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is
  36. good, save one, that is, God.
  37. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
  38. kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
  39. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
  40. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest
  41. thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
  42. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very
  43. rich.
  44. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How
  45. hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
  46. For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than
  47. for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
  48. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
  49. And he said, The things which are impossible with men are
  50. possible with God.
  51. Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
  52. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man
  53. that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
  54. Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in
  55. the world to come life everlasting.
  56. Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we
  57. go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
  58. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be
  59. mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
  60. And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third
  61. day he shall rise again.
  62. And they understood none of these things: and this saying was
  63. hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
  64. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a
  65. certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
  66. And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
  67. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
  68. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on
  69. me.
  70. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his
  71. peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
  72. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and
  73. when he was come near, he asked him,
  74. Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said,
  75. Lord, that I may receive my sight.
  76. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved
  77. thee.
  78. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him,
  79. glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Chapter 19

  1. And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
  2. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief
  3. among the publicans, and he was rich.
  4. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the
  5. press, because he was little of stature.
  6. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see
  7. him: for he was to pass that way.
  8. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and
  9. said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
  10. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
  11. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone
  12. to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
  13. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the
  14. half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
  15. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this
  16. house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
  17. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was
  18. lost.
  19. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable,
  20. because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
  21. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to
  22. receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
  23. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
  24. and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
  25. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him,
  26. saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
  27. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
  28. the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
  29. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten
  30. pounds.
  31. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast
  32. been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
  33. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five
  34. pounds.
  35. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
  36. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which
  37. I have kept laid up in a napkin:
  38. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest
  39. up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
  40. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee,
  41. thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
  42. Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at
  43. my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
  44. And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound,
  45. and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
  46. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
  47. For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be
  48. given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
  49. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over
  50. them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
  51. And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to
  52. Jerusalem.
  53. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
  54. Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
  55. Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at
  56. your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
  57. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say
  58. unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
  59. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had
  60. said unto them.
  61. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto
  62. them, Why loose ye the colt?
  63. And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
  64. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon
  65. the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
  66. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
  67. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount
  68. of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
  69. Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord:
  70. peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
  71. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto
  72. him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
  73. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these
  74. should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
  75. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
  76. Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy
  77. day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
  78. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast
  79. a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
  80. And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within
  81. thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
  82. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that
  83. sold therein, and them that bought;
  84. Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of
  85. prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
  86. And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and
  87. the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
  88. And could not find what they might do: for all the people were
  89. very attentive to hear him.

Chapter 20

  1. And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the
  2. people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,
  3. And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou
  4. these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
  5. And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one
  6. thing; and answer me:
  7. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
  8. And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From
  9. heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
  10. But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they
  11. be persuaded that John was a prophet.
  12. And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
  13. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I
  14. do these things.
  15. Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man
  16. planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
  17. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
  18. should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
  19. And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and
  20. entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
  21. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast
  22. him out.
  23. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will
  24. send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
  25. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,
  26. saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
  27. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What
  28. therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
  29. He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the
  30. vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
  31. And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written,
  32. The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
  33. Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on
  34. whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
  35. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to
  36. lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
  37. And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign
  38. themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
  39. And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and
  40. teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
  41. Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?
  42. But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt
  43. ye me?
  44. Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They
  45. answered and said, Caesar's.
  46. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things
  47. which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
  48. And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and
  49. they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
  50. Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there
  51. is any resurrection; and they asked him,
  52. Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die,
  53. having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
  54. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife,
  55. and died without children.
  56. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
  57. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and
  58. they left no children, and died.
  59. Last of all the woman died also.
  60. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for
  61. seven had her to wife.
  62. And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world
  63. marry, and are given in marriage:
  64. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,
  65. and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
  66. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the
  67. angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
  68. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush,
  69. when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
  70. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live
  71. unto him.
  72. Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast
  73. well said.
  74. And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
  75. And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?
  76. And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said
  77. unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
  78. Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
  79. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?
  80. Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his
  81. disciples,
  82. Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and
  83. love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
  84. Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers:
  85. the same shall receive greater damnation.

Chapter 21

  1. And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into
  2. the treasury.
  3. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two
  4. mites.
  5. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath
  6. cast in more than they all:
  7. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings
  8. of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
  9. And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly
  10. stones and gifts, he said,
  11. As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the
  12. which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
  13. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things
  14. be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
  15. And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall
  16. come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
  17. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:
  18. for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
  19. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and
  20. kingdom against kingdom:
  21. And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,
  22. and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
  23. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and
  24. persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
  25. And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
  26. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what
  27. ye shall answer:
  28. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
  29. adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
  30. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
  31. kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
  32. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
  33. But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
  34. In your patience possess ye your souls.
  35. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know
  36. that the desolation thereof is nigh.
  37. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let
  38. them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
  39. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are
  40. written may be fulfilled.
  41. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give
  42. suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
  43. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led
  44. away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
  45. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the
  46. stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
  47. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those
  48. things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
  49. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with
  50. power and great glory.
  51. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
  52. lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
  53. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the
  54. trees;
  55. When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves
  56. that summer is now nigh at hand.
  57. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye
  58. that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
  59. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till
  60. all be fulfilled.
  61. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
  62. away.
  63. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be
  64. overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
  65. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face
  66. of the whole earth.
  67. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted
  68. worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
  69. And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night
  70. he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
  71. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
  72. temple, for to hear him.

Chapter 22

  1. Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the
  2. Passover.
  3. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him;
  4. for they feared the people.
  5. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the
  6. number of the twelve.
  7. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and
  8. captains, how he might betray him unto them.
  9. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
  10. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them
  11. in the absence of the multitude.
  12. Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be
  13. killed.
  14. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the
  15. passover, that we may eat.
  16. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
  17. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the
  18. city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
  19. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith
  20. unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
  21. And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make
  22. ready.
  23. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made
  24. ready the passover.
  25. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles
  26. with him.
  27. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this
  28. passover with you before I suffer:
  29. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be
  30. fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
  31. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and
  32. divide it among yourselves:
  33. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,
  34. until the kingdom of God shall come.
  35. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto
  36. them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
  37. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new
  38. testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
  39. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the
  40. table.
  41. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe
  42. unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
  43. And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was
  44. that should do this thing.
  45. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be
  46. accounted the greatest.
  47. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise
  48. lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
  49. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let
  50. him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  51. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that
  52. serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
  53. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
  54. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed
  55. unto me;
  56. That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on
  57. thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
  58. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to
  59. have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
  60. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when
  61. thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
  62. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both
  63. into prison, and to death.
  64. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this
  65. day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
  66. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip,
  67. and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
  68. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him
  69. take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
  70. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be
  71. accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
  72. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said
  73. unto them, It is enough.
  74. And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of
  75. Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
  76. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye
  77. enter not into temptation.
  78. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled
  79. down, and prayed,
  80. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:
  81. nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
  82. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening
  83. him.
  84. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat
  85. was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
  86. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples,
  87. he found them sleeping for sorrow,
  88. And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter
  89. into temptation.
  90. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was
  91. called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
  92. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man
  93. with a kiss?
  94. When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said
  95. unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
  96. And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut
  97. off his right ear.
  98. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched
  99. his ear, and healed him.
  100. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the
  101. temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
  102. When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no
  103. hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
  104. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high
  105. priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
  106. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and
  107. were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
  108. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and
  109. earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
  110. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
  111. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art
  112. also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
  113. And about the space of one hour after another confidently
  114. affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
  115. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
  116. immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
  117. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter
  118. remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
  119. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
  120. And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
  121. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face,
  122. and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
  123. And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
  124. And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the
  125. chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
  126. Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell
  127. you, ye will not believe:
  128. And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
  129. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the
  130. power of God.
  131. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said
  132. unto them, Ye say that I am.
  133. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we
  134. ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

Chapter 23

  1. And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
  2. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow
  3. perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
  4. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And
  5. he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
  6. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find
  7. no fault in this man.
  8. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people,
  9. teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
  10. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a
  11. Galilaean.
  12. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's
  13. jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
  14. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was
  15. desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
  16. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him
  17. nothing.
  18. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused
  19. him.
  20. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him,
  21. and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
  22. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together:
  23. for before they were at enmity between themselves.
  24. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and
  25. the rulers and the people,
  26. Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that
  27. perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
  28. No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing
  29. worthy of death is done unto him.
  30. I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
  31. (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
  32. And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and
  33. release unto us Barabbas:
  34. (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder,
  35. was cast into prison.)
  36. Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
  37. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
  38. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he
  39. done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
  40. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might
  41. be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
  42. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
  43. And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was
  44. cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
  45. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a
  46. Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
  47. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women,
  48. which also bewailed and lamented him.
  49. But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep
  50. not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
  51. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say,
  52. Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
  53. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and
  54. to the hills, Cover us.
  55. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done
  56. in the dry?
  57. And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be
  58. put to death.
  59. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary,
  60. there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
  61. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what
  62. they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
  63. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them
  64. derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
  65. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering
  66. him vinegar,
  67. And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
  68. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of
  69. Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
  70. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him,
  71. saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
  72. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear
  73. God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
  74. And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our
  75. deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
  76. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into
  77. thy kingdom.
  78. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt
  79. thou be with me in paradise.
  80. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over
  81. all the earth until the ninth hour.
  82. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in
  83. the midst.
  84. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father,
  85. into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
  86. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God,
  87. saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
  88. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding
  89. the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
  90. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from
  91. Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
  92. And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he
  93. was a good man, and a just:
  94. (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he
  95. was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
  96. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
  97. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
  98. sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
  99. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
  100. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed
  101. after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
  102. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested
  103. the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Chapter 24

  1. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
  2. they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
  3. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
  4. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
  5. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout,
  6. behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
  7. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth,
  8. they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
  9. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when
  10. he was yet in Galilee,
  11. Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
  12. men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
  13. And they remembered his words,
  14. And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto
  15. the eleven, and to all the rest.
  16. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James,
  17. and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
  18. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed
  19. them not.
  20. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down,
  21. he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
  22. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called
  23. Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
  24. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
  25. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and
  26. reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
  27. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
  28. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these
  29. that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
  30. And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto
  31. him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
  32. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him,
  33. Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
  34. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be
  35. condemned to death, and have crucified him.
  36. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed
  37. Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
  38. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished,
  39. which were early at the sepulchre;
  40. And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they
  41. had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
  42. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre,
  43. and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
  44. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe
  45. all that the prophets have spoken:
  46. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter
  47. into his glory?
  48. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto
  49. them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
  50. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he
  51. made as though he would have gone further.
  52. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is
  53. toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
  54. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread,
  55. and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
  56. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished
  57. out of their sight.
  58. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us,
  59. while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
  60. And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and
  61. found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
  62. Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
  63. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was
  64. known of them in breaking of bread.
  65. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of
  66. them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
  67. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they
  68. had seen a spirit.
  69. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts
  70. arise in your hearts?
  71. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and
  72. see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
  73. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his
  74. feet.
  75. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said
  76. unto them, Have ye here any meat?
  77. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an
  78. honeycomb.
  79. And he took it, and did eat before them.
  80. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto
  81. you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
  82. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand
  83. the scriptures,
  84. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved
  85. Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
  86. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in
  87. his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
  88. And ye are witnesses of these things.
  89. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry
  90. ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
  91. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his
  92. hands, and blessed them.
  93. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from
  94. them, and carried up into heaven.
  95. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
  96. joy:
  97. And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.
  98. Amen.