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Matthew
Chapter 1

1. The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son

of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and

his brethren;

3 and Judah begat Perez and Zerah of Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and

Hezron begat Ram;

4 and Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon; and Nahshon begat

Salmon;

5 and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed

begat Jesse;

6 and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon of her [that

had been the wife] of Uriah;

7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat

Asa;

8 and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat

Uzziah;

9 and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat

Hezekiah;

10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat

Josiah;

11 and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the

carrying away to Babylon.

12 And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and

Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;

13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat

Azor;

14 and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat

Jacob;

16 and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus,

who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen

generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen

generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen

generations.

18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary

had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with

child of the Holy Spirit.

19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make

her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord

appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not

to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of

the Holy Spirit.

21 And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS;

for it is he that shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was

spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,

And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God

with us.

24 And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord

commanded him, and took unto him his wife;

25 and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his

name JESUS.



Matthew
Chapter 2

1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the

king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying,

2 Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the

east, and are come to worship him.

3 And when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem

with him.

4 And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people,

he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written

through the prophet,

6 And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, art in no wise least among the

princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come forth a governor, who shall be

shepherd of my people Israel.

7 Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly

what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search out exactly

concerning the young child; and when ye have found [him,] bring me word,

that I also may come and worship him.

9. And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star,

which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over

where the young child was.

10 And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And they came into the house and saw the young child with Mary his

mother; and they fell down and worshipped him; and opening their treasures

they offered unto him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

12 And being warned [of God] in a dream that they should not return to

Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13. Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to

Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother,

and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell thee: for Herod will

seek the young child to destroy him.

14 And he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and

departed into Egypt;

15 and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled

which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt did

I call my son.

16. Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the Wise-men, was

exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were

in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under,

according to the time which he had exactly learned of the Wise-men.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet,

saying,

18 A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping

for her children; And she would not be comforted, because they are not.

19. But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a

dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying,

20 Arise and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of

Israel: for they are dead that sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose and took the young child and his mother, and came into

the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judaea in the room

of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither; and being warned [of God]

in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee,

23 and came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be

fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, that he should be called a

Nazarene.



Matthew
Chapter 3

1. And in those days cometh John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness

of Judaea, saying,

2 Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

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

Lord, make his paths straight.

4 Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle

about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 Then went out unto him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region

round about the Jordan;

6 and they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their

sins.

7. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his

baptism, he said unto them, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee

from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:

9 and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father:

for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children

unto Abraham.

10 And even now the axe lieth at the root of the trees: every tree

therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into

the fire.

11 I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he that cometh

after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall

baptize you in the Holy Spirit and [in] fire:

12 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his

threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the

chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

13. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto John, to be baptized

of him.

14 But John would have hindered him, saying, I have need to be baptized

of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 But Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it] now: for thus it

becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffereth him.

16 And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the water:

and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God

descending as a dove, and coming upon him;

17 and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son, in

whom I am well pleased.



Matthew
Chapter 4

1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted

of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward

hungered.

3 And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God,

command that these stones become bread.

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread

alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

5 Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the

pinnacle of the temple,

6 and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for

it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On

their hands they shall bear thee up, lest haply thou dash thy foot against

a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of

the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and

showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

9 and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt

fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered

unto him.

12. Now when he heard that John was delivered up, he withdrew into

Galilee;

13 and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the

sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali:

14 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the

prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, beyond

the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles,

16 the people that sat in darkness saw a great light, and to them that

sat in the region and shadow of death, to them did light spring up.

17 From that time began Jesus to preach, and to say, Repent ye; for the

kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18. And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon who is

called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they

were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers

of men.

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

21 And going on from thence he saw two other brethren, James the [son] of

Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father,

mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And they straightway left the boat and their father, and followed him.

23. And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and

preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and

all manner of sickness among the people.

24 And the report of him went forth into all Syria: and they brought unto

him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed

with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he healed them.

25 And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and

Jerusalem and Judaea and [from] beyond the Jordan.



Matthew
Chapter 5

1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he

had sat down, his disciples came unto him:

2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,

3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they

shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake:

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye when [men] shall reproach you, and persecute you, and

say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven:

for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor,

wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be

cast out and trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do [men] light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the

stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.

16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good

works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17. Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not

to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or

one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the law, till all things be

accomplished.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and

shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but

whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom

of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed [the

righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise enter into

the kingdom of heaven.

21. Ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt not

kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

22 but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall

be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,

shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool,

shall be in danger of the hell of fire.

23 If therefore thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there

rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee,

24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be

reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art with him in the

way; lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge

deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26 Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, till

thou have paid the last farthing.

27. Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust

after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast

it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should

perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it

from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should

perish, and not thy whole body go into hell.

31 It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her

a writing of divorcement:

32 but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving

for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall

marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.

33. Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of old time, Thou shalt

not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is

the throne of God;

35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by

Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one hair

white or black.

37 But let your speech be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more

than these is of the evil [one].

38. Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a

tooth:

39 but I say unto you, resist not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth

thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let

him have thy cloak also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee

turn not thou away.

43. Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate

thine enemy:

44 but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that

persecute you;

45 that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his

sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the

unjust.

46 For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even

the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others?] do

not even the Gentiles the same?

48 Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.



Matthew
Chapter 6

1. Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of

them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.

2 When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the

hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have

glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right

hand doeth:

4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret

shall recompense thee.

5. And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites: for they love to

stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that

they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their

reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having

shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who

seeth in secret shall recompense thee.

7 And in praying use not vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do: for they

think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye

have need of, before ye ask him.

9. After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil [one.]

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also

forgive you.

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father

forgive your trespasses.

16. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad

countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men

to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

18 that thou be not seen of men to fast, but of thy Father who is in

secret: and thy Father, who seeth in secret, shall recompense thee.

19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and

rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor

rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.

22 The lamp of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy

whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If

therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and

love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye

cannot serve God and mammon.

25. Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life, what ye shall

eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?

26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they

reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not

ye of much more value then they?

27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure

of his life?

28 And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the

field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed

like one of these.

30 But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and

to-morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not much more [clothe] you, O

ye of little faith?

31 Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we

drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly

Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these

things shall be added unto you.

34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be

anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.



Matthew
Chapter 7

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what

measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but

considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of

thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then

shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls

before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn

and rend you.

7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it

shall be opened unto you:

8 for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and

to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask him for a loaf,

will give him a stone;

10 or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your

children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things

to them that ask him?

12. All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you,

even so do ye also unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the

way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they that enter in thereby.

14 For narrow is the gate, and straitened the way, that leadeth unto

life, and few are they that find it.

15. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but

inwardly are ravening wolves.

16 By their fruits ye shall know them. Do [men] gather grapes of thorns,

or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but the corrupt

tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree

bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast

into the fire.

20 Therefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the

kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in

heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by

thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty

works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,

ye that work iniquity.

24 Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them,

shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock:

25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and

beat upon that house; and if fell not: for it was founded upon the rock.

26 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not,

shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and

smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the

multitudes were astonished at his teaching:

29 for he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as their

scribes.



Matthew
Chapter 8

1. And when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed

him.

2 And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord,

if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be

thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed.

4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go, show thyself to

the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto

them.

5. And when he was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a

centurion, beseeching him,

6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house sick of the palsy,

grievously tormented.

7 And he saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8 And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou

shouldest come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant shall

be healed.

9 For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and

I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh;

and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

10 And when Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed,

Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11 And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west,

and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of

heaven:

12 but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer

darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; as thou hast believed,

[so] be it done unto thee. And the servant was healed in that hour.

14. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother

lying sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she arose, and

ministered unto him.

16 And when even was come, they brought unto him many possessed with

demons: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were

sick:

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the

prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases.

18. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandments to

depart unto the other side.

19 And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow

thee whithersoever thou goest.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the

heaven [have] nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

21 And another of the disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to

go and bury my father.

22 But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their

own dead.

23. And when he was entered into a boat, his disciples followed him.

24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the

boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

25 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Save, Lord; we perish.

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then

he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

27 And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even

the winds and the sea obey him?

28. And when he was come to the other side into the country of the

Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with demons, coming forth out of the

tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man could pass by that way.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, thou

Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30 Now there was afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding.

31 And the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away

into the herd of swine.

32 And he said unto them, Go. And they came out, and went into the swine:

and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished

in the waters.

33 And they that fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told

everything, and what was befallen to them that were possessed with demons.

34 And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw

him, they besought [him] that he would depart from their borders.



Matthew
Chapter 9

1. And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came into his own

city.

2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a

bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be

of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven.

3 And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man

blasphemeth.

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your

hearts?

5 For which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise,

and walk?

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

forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, and take up

thy bed, and go up unto thy house.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they were afraid, and glorified God,

who had given such authority unto men.

9. And as Jesus passed by from thence, he saw a man, called Matthew,

sitting at the place of toll: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he

arose, and followed him.

10 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, behold, many

publicans and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why

eateth your Teacher with the publicans and sinners?

12 But when he heard it, he said, They that are whole have no need of a

physician, but they that are sick.

13 But go ye and learn what [this] meaneth, I desire mercy, and not

sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

14. Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the

Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as

long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the

bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.

16 And no man putteth a piece of undressed cloth upon an old garment; for

that which should fill it up taketh from the garment, and a worse rent is

made.

17 Neither do [men] put new wine into old wine-skins: else the skins

burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins perish: but they put new wine

into fresh wine-skins, and both are preserved.

18. While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a ruler, and

worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy

hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and [so did] his disciples.

20 And behold, a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, came

behind him, and touched the border of his garment:

21 for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be

made whole.

22 But Jesus turning and seeing her said, Daughter, be of good cheer; thy

faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute-players,

and the crowd making a tumult,

24 he said, Give place: for the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And

they laughed him to scorn.

25 But when the crowd was put forth, he entered in, and took her by the

hand; and the damsel arose.

26 And the fame hereof went forth into all that land.

27. And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying

out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and

Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They say unto

him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done

unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus strictly charged them, saying,

See that no man know it.

31 But they went forth, and spread abroad his fame in all that land.

32 And as they went forth, behold, there was brought to him a dumb man

possessed with a demon.

33 And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spake: and the

multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of the demons casteth he out

demons.

35. And Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in

their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all

manner of disease and all manner of sickness.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them,

because they were distressed and scattered, as sheep not having a shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but

the laborers are few.

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers

into his harvest.



Matthew
Chapter 10

1. And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority

over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease

and all manner of sickness.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who

is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the [son] of Zebedee, and

John his brother;

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the

[son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into

[any] way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans:

6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons:

freely ye received, freely give.

9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;

10 no wallet for [your] journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff:

for the laborer is worthy of his food.

11 And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in

it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth.

12 And as ye enter into the house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be

not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go

forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of

Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye

therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in

theirs synagogues they will scourge you;

18 yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake,

for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall

speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that

speaketh in you.

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

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

to death.

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

endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for

verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel,

till the Son of man be come.

24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the

servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub,

how much more them of his household!

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not

be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what ye

hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops.

28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill

the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in

hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall

on the ground without your Father:

30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also

confess before my Father who is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my

Father who is in heaven.

34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send

peace, but a sword.

35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the

daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in

law:

36 and a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and

he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy

of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life

for my sake shall find it.

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth

him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a

prophet's reward: and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a

righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup

of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he

shall in no wise lose his reward.



Matthew
Chapter 11

1. And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve

disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.

2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent by

his disciples

3 and said unto him, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things

which ye hear and see:

5 the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are

cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have

good tidings preached to them.

6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me.

7. And as these went their way, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes

concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed

shaken with the wind?

8 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft [raiment]? Behold,

they that wear soft [raiment] are in king's houses.

9 But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and

much more than a prophet.

10 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before

thy face, Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath

not arisen a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is but little in

the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven

suffereth violence, and men of violence take it by force.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14 And if ye are willing to receive [it,] this is Elijah, that is to

come.

15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

16. But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children

sitting in the marketplaces, who call unto their fellows

17 and say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye

did not mourn.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a

demon.

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a

gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And

wisdom is justified by her works.

20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works

were done, because they repented not.

21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty

works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would

have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in

the day of judgment than for you.

23 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt go

down unto Hades: for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were

done in thee, it would have remained until this day.

24 But I say unto you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of

Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

25. At that season Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord

of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and

understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes:

26 yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.

27 All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one

knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save

the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal [him.]

28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give

you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in

heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.



Matthew
Chapter 12

1. At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields;

and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat.

2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto him, Behold, thy

disciples do that which it is not lawful to do upon the sabbath.

3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was

hungry, and they that were with him;

4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the showbread, which it

was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him, but

only for the priests?

5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in

the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

6 But I say unto you, that one greater than the temple is here.

7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not

sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.

9 And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue:

10 and behold, a man having a withered hand. And they asked him, saying,

Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? that they might accuse him.

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have

one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay

hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Wherefore it is

lawful to do good on the sabbath day.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it

forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

14. But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they

might destroy him.

15 And Jesus perceiving [it] withdrew from thence: and many followed him;

and he healed them all,

16 and charged them that they should not make him known:

17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the

prophet, saying,

18 Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; My beloved in whom my soul is

well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, And he shall declare judgment

to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry aloud; Neither shall any one hear his

voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, And smoking flax shall he not

quench, Till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall the Gentiles hope.

22. Then was brought unto him one possessed with a demon, blind and dumb:

and he healed him, insomuch that the dumb man spake and saw.

23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, Can this be the son of

David?

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out

demons, but by Beelzebub the prince of the demons.

25 And knowing their thoughts he said unto them, Every kingdom divided

against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided

against itself shall not stand:

26 and if Satan casteth out Satan, he is divided against himself; how

then shall his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them

out? therefore shall they be your judges.

28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out demons, then is the kingdom of

God come upon you.

29 Or how can one enter into the house of the strong [man,] and spoil his

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

house.

30 He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with

me scattereth.

31 Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven

unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be

forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall

not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.

33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree

corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by its fruit.

34 Ye offspring of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for

out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 The good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and

the evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 And I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they

shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt

be condemned.

38. Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying,

Teacher, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation

seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of

Jonah the prophet:

40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the

whale; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart

of the earth.

41 The men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this

generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of

Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this

generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth

to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

43 But the unclean spirit, when he is gone out of the man, passeth

through waterless places, seeking rest, and findeth it not.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out; and when

he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more evil

than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that

man becometh worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this evil

generation.

46. While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and

his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.

47 And one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand

without, seeking to speak to thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and

who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said,

Behold, my mother and my brethren!

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is

my brother, and sister, and mother.



Matthew
Chapter 13

1. On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

2 And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered

into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach.

3 And he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower

went forth to sow;

4 and as he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the birds came

and devoured them:

5 and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth:

and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth:

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

root, they withered away.

7 And others fell upon the thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked

them:

8 and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded fruit, some a

hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

9 He that hath ears, let him hear.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them

in parables?

11 And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the

mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have

abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that

which he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables; because seeing they see not,

and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By

hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall

see, and shall in no wise perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of

hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest haply they should perceive

with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart,

And should turn again, And I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men

desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the

things which ye hear, and heard them not.

18 Hear then ye the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it

not, [then] cometh the evil [one], and snatcheth away that which hath been

sown in his heart. This is he that was sown by the way side.

20 And he that was sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth

the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it;

21 yet hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while; and when

tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, straightway he

stumbleth.

22 And he that was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth the

word; and the care of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the

word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 And he that was sown upon the good ground, this is he that heareth the

word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth,

some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24. Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is

likened unto a man that sowed good seed in his field:

25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among the

wheat, and went away.

26 But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then appeared

the tares also.

27 And the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst

thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it tares?

28 And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the servants say

unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye gather up the tares, ye root up

the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the

harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them

in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is

like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his

field:

32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is grown, it is

greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the

heaven come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto

leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till it was

all leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the multitudes; and

without a parable spake he nothing unto them:

35 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet,

saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden from

the foundation of the world.

36 Then he left the multitudes, and went into the house: and his

disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares

of the field.

37 And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of

man;

38 and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of

the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil [one];

39 and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end

of the world; and the reapers are angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned with fire; so shall

it be in the end of the world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out

of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity,

42 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the

weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of

their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.

44. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field;

which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he

hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant

seeking goodly pearls:

46 and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that

he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into

the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 which, when it was filled, they drew up on the beach; and they sat

down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away.

49 So shall it be in the end of the world: the angels shall come forth,

and sever the wicked from among the righteous,

50 and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the

weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

51 Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea.

52 And he said unto them, Therefore every scribe who hath been made a

disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder,

who bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he

departed thence.

54 And coming into his own country he taught them in their synagogue,

insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this

wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and

his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man

all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is

not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.



Matthew
Chapter 14

1. At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus,

2 and said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from

the dead; and therefore do these powers work in him.

3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison

for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude,

because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced in the

midst, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she should

ask.

8 And she, being put forward by her mother, saith, Give me here on a

platter the head of John the Baptist.

9 And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and of them

that sat at meat with him, he commanded it to be given;

10 and he sent and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought on a platter, and given to the damsel: and

she brought it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came, and took up the corpse, and buried him; and

they went and told Jesus.

13. Now when Jesus heard [it], he withdrew from thence in a boat, to a

desert place apart: and when the multitudes heard [thereof,] they followed

him on foot from the cities.

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

them, and healed their sick.

15 And when even was come, the disciples came to him, saying, The place

is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that

they may go into the villages, and buy themselves food.

16 But Jesus said unto them, They have no need to go away; give ye them

to eat.

17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

18 And he said, Bring them hither to me.

19 And he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass; and he took

the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed,

and brake and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the

multitudes.

20 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which

remained over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.

21 And they that did eat were about five thousand men, besides women and

children.

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

and to go before him unto the other side, till he should send the

multitudes away.

23 And after he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into the

mountain apart to pray: and when even was come, he was there alone.

24 But the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves;

for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came unto them, walking upon

the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled,

saying, It is a ghost; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying Be of good cheer; it is

I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto

the upon the waters.

29 And he said, Come. And Peter went down from the boat, and walked upon

the waters to come to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he

cried out, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him,

and saith unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were gone up into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 And they that were in the boat worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou

art the Son of God.

34. And when they had crossed over, they came to the land, unto

Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place knew him, they sent into all that

region round about, and brought unto him all that were sick,

36 and they besought him that they might only touch the border of his

garment: and as many as touched were made whole.



Matthew
Chapter 15

1. Then there come to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying,

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they

wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the

commandment of God because of your tradition?

4 For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh

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

5 But ye say, whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That

wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given [to God];

6 he shall not honor his father. And ye have made void the word of God

because of your tradition.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people honoreth me with their lips; But their heart is far from

me.

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

precepts of men.

10. And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and

understand:

11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that

which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.

12 Then came the disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the

Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?

13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted

not, shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the

blind, both shall fall into a pit.

15 And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.

16 And he said, Are ye also even yet without understanding?

17 Perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the

belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the

heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,

fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:

20 these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen

hands defileth not the man.

21. And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and

Sidon.

22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and

cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is

grievously vexed with a demon.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought

him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of

the house of Israel.

25 But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread

and cast it to the dogs.

27 But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which

fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be

it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that

hour.

29. And Jesus departed thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and

he went up into the mountain, and sat there.

30 And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them the lame,

blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at this feet;

and he healed them:

31 insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking,

the maimed whole, and lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they

glorified the God of Israel.

32 And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion

on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have

nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they

faint on the way.

33 And the disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves

in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?

34 And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said,

Seven, and a few small fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

36 and he took the seven loaves and the fishes; and he gave thanks and

brake, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

37 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which

remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and

children.

39 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came

into the borders of Magadan.



Matthew
Chapter 16

1. And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show

them a sign from heaven.

2 But he answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, [It

will be] fair weather: for the heaven is red.

3 And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to-day: for the heaven is

red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the heaven; but ye

cannot [discern] the signs of the times.

4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall

no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and

departed.

5. And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread.

6 And Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the

Pharisees and Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread.

8 And Jesus perceiving it said, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among

yourselves, because ye have no bread?

9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five

thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye

took up?

11 How is it that ye do not perceive that I spake not to you concerning

bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

12 Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of

bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13. Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his

disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is?

14 And they said, Some [say] John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others,

Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the

living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon

Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my

Father who is in heaven.

18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I

will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and

whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and

whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then charged he the disciples that they should tell no man that he was

the Christ.

21. From that time began Jesus to show unto his disciples, that he must go

unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and

scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

22 And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from

thee, Lord: this shall never be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou

art a stumbling-block unto me: for thou mindest not the things of God, but

the things of men.

24. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come after me,

let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall

lose his life for my sake shall find it.

26 For what shall a man be profited, if he shall gain the whole world,

and forfeit his life? or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?

27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his

angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to his deeds.

28 Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who

shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his

kingdom.



Matthew
Chapter 17

1. And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John his

brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

2 and he was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun,

and his garments became white as the light.

3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.

4 And Peter answered, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be

here: if thou wilt, I will make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and

one for Moses, and one for Elijah.

5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:

and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in

whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore

afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8 And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only.

9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them,

saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen from the

dead.

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that

Elijah must first come?

11 And he answered and said, Elijah indeed cometh, and shall restore all

things:

12 but I say into you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him

not, but did unto him whatsoever they would. Even so shall the Son of man

also suffer of them.

13 Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them of John the

Baptist.

14. And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man,

kneeling to him, saying,

15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and suffereth

grievously; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and off-times into the

water.

16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17 And Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how

long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him hither

to me.

18 And Jesus rebuked him; and the demon went out of him: and the boy was

cured from that hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we

cast it out?

20 And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say

unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto

this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and

nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21 [But this kind goeth not out save by prayer and fasting.]

22. And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man

shall be delivered up into the hands of men;

23 and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised up. And

they were exceeding sorry.

24. And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the

half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the

half-shekel?

25 He saith, Yea. And when he came into the house, Jesus spake first to

him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth, from whom

do they receive toll or tribute? from their sons, or from strangers?

26 And when he said, From strangers, Jesus said unto him, Therefore the

sons are free.

27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go thou to the sea, and cast a

hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened

his mouth, thou shalt find a shekel: that take, and give unto them for me

and thee.



Matthew
Chapter 18

1. In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who then is

greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

2 And he called to him a little child, and set him in the midst of them,

3 and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as little

children, ye shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same

is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me:

6 But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to

stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged

about his neck, and [that] he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.

7. Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling! for it must needs

be that the occasions come; but woe to that man through whom the occasion

cometh!

8 And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and

cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed or halt,

rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire.

9 And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it

from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than

having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire.

10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you,

that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father who is

in heaven.

11 [For the Son of man came to save that which was lost.]

12 How think ye? if any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone

astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and go unto the mountains,

and seek that which goeth astray?

13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over

it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray.

14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one

of these little ones should perish.

15. And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between

thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he hear [thee] not, take with thee one or two more, that at the

mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.

17 And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he

refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the

publican.

18 Verily I say unto you, what things soever ye shall bind on earth shall

be bound in heaven; and what things soever ye shall loose on earth shall be

loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as

touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my

Father who is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in

the midst of them.

21. Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin

against me, and I forgive him? until seven times?

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but,

Until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who

would make a reckoning with his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, that owed

him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not [wherewith] to pay, his lord commanded him

to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to

be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have

patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 And the lord of that servant, being moved with compassion, released

him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who

owed him a hundred shillings: and he laid hold on him, and took [him] by

the throat, saying, Pay what thou owest.

29 So his fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have

patience with me, and I will pay thee.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should

pay that which was due.

31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were exceeding

sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord called him unto him, and saith to him, Thou wicked

servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest me:

33 shouldest not thou also have had mercy on thy fellow-servant, even as

I had mercy on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he

should pay all that was due.

35 So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every

one his brother from your hearts.



Matthew
Chapter 19

1. And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these words, he departed

from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judaea beyond the Jordan;

2 and great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

3. And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, Is it lawful

[for a man] to put away his wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made [them]

from the beginning made them male and female,

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

shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?

6 So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath

joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why then did Moses command to give a bill of

divorcement, and to put [her] away?

8 He saith unto them, Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to

put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so.

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for

fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that

marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.

10 The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man is so with his

wife, it is not expedient to marry.

11 But he said unto them, Not all men can receive this saying, but they

to whom it is given.

12 For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and

there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs,

that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is

able to receive it, let him receive it.

13. Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should lay

his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to

come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

16. And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I

do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is

good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep

the commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou

shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false

witness,

19 Honor thy father and mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as

thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what

lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which

thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:

and come, follow me.

22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for

he was one that had great possessions.

23. And Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is hard

for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through a

needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25 And when the disciples heard it, they were astonished exceedingly,

saying, Who then can be saved?

26 And Jesus looking upon [them] said to them, With men this is

impossible; but with God all things are possible.

27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, and

followed thee; what then shall we have?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have

followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the

throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the

twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or

father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive

a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.

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



Matthew
Chapter 20

1. For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that was a householder,

who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the laborers for a shilling a day, he sent

them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing in the

marketplace idle;

4 and to them he said, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is

right I will give you. And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh [hour] he went out, and found others standing;

and he saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go

ye also into the vineyard.

8 And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his

steward, Call the laborers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the

last unto the first.

9 And when they came that [were hired] about the eleventh hour, they

received every man a shilling.

10 And when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more;

and they likewise received every man a shilling.

11 And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,

12 saying, These last have spent [but] one hour, and thou hast made them

equal unto us, who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.

13 But he answered and said to one of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong:

didst not thou agree with me for a shilling?

14 Take up that which is thine, and go thy way; it is my will to give

unto this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? or is thine

eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last.

17. And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples

apart, and on the way he said unto them,

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered

unto the chief priests and scribes; and they shall condemn him to death,

19 and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and

to crucify: and the third day he shall be raised up.

20. Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons,

worshipping [him], and asking a certain thing of him.

21 And he said unto her, What wouldest thou? She saith unto him, Command

that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left

hand, in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to

drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say unto him, We are able.

23 He saith unto them, My cup indeed ye shall drink: but to sit on my

right hand, and on [my] left hand, is not mine to give; but [it is for

them] for whom it hath been prepared of my Father.

24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning

the two brethren.

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the rulers of

the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority

over them.

26 Not so shall it be among you: but whosoever would become great among

you shall be your minister;

27 and whosoever would be first among you shall be your servant:

28 even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to

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

29. And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard

that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou

son of David.

31 And the multitude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace: but

they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I

should do unto you?

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and

straightway they received their sight, and followed him.



Matthew
Chapter 21

1. And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, unto

the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

2 saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and

straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them],

and bring [them] unto me.

3 And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of

them; and straightway he will send them.

4 Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken

through the prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek,

and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them,

7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and

he sat thereon.

8 And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way;

and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried,

saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the

name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying,

Who is this?

11 And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of

Galilee.

12. And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all them that

sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of he

money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves;

13 and he saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a

house of prayer: but ye make it a den of robbers.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed

them.

15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things

that he did, and the children that were crying in the temple and saying,

Hosanna to the son of David; they were moved with indignation,

16 and said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith

unto them, Yea: did ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings

thou has perfected praise?

17 And he left them, and went forth out of the city to Bethany, and

lodged there.

18. Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he hungered.

19 And seeing a fig tree by the way side, he came to it, and found

nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no

fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree

withered away.

20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig

tree immediately wither away?

21 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye

have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is done to the fig

tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and

cast into the sea, it shall be done.

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall

receive.

23. And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders

of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority

doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one

question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I

do these things.

25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they

reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say

unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?

26 But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold

John as a prophet.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto

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

28. But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he came to the first, and

said, Son, go work to-day in the vineyard.

29 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented

himself, and went.

30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and

said, I [go], sir: and went not.

31 Which of the two did the will of his father? They say, The first.

Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the

harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed

him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye

saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe

him.

33. Hear another parable: There was a man that was a householder, who

planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it,

and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another

country.

34 And when the season of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to

the husbandmen, to receive his fruits.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed

another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto

them in like manner.

37 But afterward he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence

my son.

38 But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This

is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance.

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

him.

40 When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do

unto those husbandmen?

41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those miserable men, and

will let out the vineyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the

fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone

which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner; This

was from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken away from

you, and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

44 And he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to pieces: but on

whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

45 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they

perceived that he spake of them.

46 And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes,

because they took him for a prophet.



Matthew
Chapter 22

1. And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto them, saying,

2 The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a

marriage feast for his son,

3 and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the

marriage feast: and they would not come.

4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden,

Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed,

and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm,

another to his merchandise;

6 and the rest laid hold on his servants, and treated them shamefully,

and killed them.

7 But the king was wroth; and he sent his armies, and destroyed those

murderers, and burned their city.

8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were

bidden were not worthy.

9 Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye

shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

10 And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together

all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled

with guests.

11 But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who

had not on a wedding-garment:

12 and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a

wedding-garment? And he was speechless.

13 Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast

him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the

gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few chosen.

15. Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him

in [his] talk.

16 And they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying,

Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth,

and carest not for any one: for thou regardest not the person of men.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute

unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why make ye trial of

me, ye hypocrites?

19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a denarius.

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore

unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are

God's.

22 And when they heard it, they marvelled, and left him, and went away.

23. On that day there came to him Sadducees, they that say that there is

no resurrection: and they asked him,

24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his

brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first married and

deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother;

26 in like manner the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

27 And after them all, the woman died.

28 In the resurrection therefore whose wife shall she be of the seven?

for they all had her.

29 But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the

scriptures, nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,

but are as angels in heaven.

31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that

which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

God is not [the God] of the dead, but of the living.

33 And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his

teaching.

34. But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had put the Sadducees to

silence, gathered themselves together.

35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, trying him:

36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy

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

38 This is the great and first commandment.

39 And a second like [unto it] is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as

thyself.

40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.

41. Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a

question,

42 saying, What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he? They say unto

him, [The son] of David.

43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in the Spirit call him Lord,

saying,

44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I put

thine enemies underneath thy feet?

45 If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his son?

46 And no one was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from

that day forth ask him any more questions.



Matthew
Chapter 23

1. Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples,

2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat:

3 all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, [these] do and observe:

but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.

4 Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on

men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.

5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad

their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders [of their garments,]

6 and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the

synagogues,

7 and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men,

Rabbi.

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are

brethren.

9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father,

[even] he who is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, [even] the

Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever

shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut

the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither

suffer ye them that are entering in to enter.

14 [Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour

widows' houses, even while for a pretence ye make long prayers: therefore

ye shall receive greater condemnation.]

15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea

and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him

twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say, Whosoever shall swear by the

temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple,

he is a debtor.

17 Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that

hath sanctified the gold?

18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever

shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a debtor.

19 Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that

sanctifieth the gift?

20 He therefore that sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all

things thereon.

21 And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that

dwelleth therein.

22 And he that sweareth by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and

by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and

anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law,

justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to

have left the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the

outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from

extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the

platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto

whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full

of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye

are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the

sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous,

30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have

been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew

the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment

of hell?

34. Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and

scribes: some of them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye

scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:

35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from

the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of

Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this

generation.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them

that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children

together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye

would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say,

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



Matthew
Chapter 24

1. And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his

disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple.

2 But he answered and said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily

I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that

shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him

privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be]

the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man lead you

astray.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall lead

many astray.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not

troubled: for [these things] must needs come to pass; but the end is not

yet.

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

there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places.

8 But all these things are the beginning of travail.

9 Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you:

and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up one another, and

shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray.

12 And because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many shall

wax cold.

13 But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world

for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken

of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that

readeth understand),

16 then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:

17 let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that

are in his house:

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

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

those days!

20 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a

sabbath:

21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the

beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been

saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here;

believe [it] not.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall

show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the

elect.

25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.

26 If therefore they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the wilderness;

go not forth: Behold, he is in the inner chambers; believe [it] not.

27 For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto

the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man.

28 Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered

together.

29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall

from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then

shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man

coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,

and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end

of heaven to the other.

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

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

33 even so ye also, when ye see all these things, know ye that he is

nigh, [even] at the doors.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all

these things be accomplished.

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of

heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only.

37 And as [were] the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of

man.

38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and

drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered

into the ark,

39 and they knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so

shall be the coming of the Son of man.

40 Then shall two man be in the field; one is taken, and one is left:

41 two women [shall be] grinding at the mill; one is taken, and one is

left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.

43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch

the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered

his house to be broken through.

44 Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son

of man cometh.

45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over

his household, to give them their food in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so

doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.

48 But if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord tarrieth;

49 and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink

with the drunken;

50 the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he expecteth not,

and in an hour when he knoweth not,

51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the

hypocrites: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.



Matthew
Chapter 25

1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took

their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them:

4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth

to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps

are going out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough

for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that

were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.

14. For [it is] as [when] a man, going into another country, called his

own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to

each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey.

16 Straightway he that received the five talents went and traded with

them, and made other five talents.

17 In like manner he also that [received] the two gained other two.

18 But he that received the one went away and digged in the earth, and

hid his lord's money.

19 Now after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and maketh a

reckoning with them.

20 And he that received the five talents came and brought other five

talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: lo, I have

gained other five talents.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou

hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things;

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 And he also that [received] the two talents came and said, Lord, thou

deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou

hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things;

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 And he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I

knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and

gathering where thou didst not scatter;

25 and I was afraid, and went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo,

thou hast thine own.

26 But his lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful

servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did

not scatter;

27 thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my

coming I should have received back mine own with interest.

28 Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that

hath the ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have

abundance: but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be

taken away.

30 And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness:

there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

31. But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels

with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory:

32 and before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall

separate them one from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep from

the goats;

33 and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the

left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed

of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of

the world:

35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me

drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in

prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee

hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink?

38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and

clothed thee?

39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,

Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, [even] these least, ye

did it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye

cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his

angels:

42 for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye

gave me no drink;

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not;

sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or

athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not

minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as

ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.

46 And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous

into eternal life.



Matthew
Chapter 26

1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said

unto his disciples,

2 Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is

delivered up to be crucified.

3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the

people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;

4 and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety,

and kill him.

5 But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among people.

6. Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding

precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat.

8 But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what

purpose is this waste?

9 For this [ointment] might have been sold for much, and given to the

poor.

10 But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for

she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to

prepare me for burial.

13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in

the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of

for a memorial of her.

14. Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the

chief priests,

15 and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto

you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver.

16 And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him [unto them.]

17. Now on the first [day] of unleavened bread the disciples came to

Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the

passover?

18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The

Teacher saith, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my

disciples.

19 And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the

passover.

20 Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve

disciples;

21 and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of

you shall betray me.

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him every

one, Is it I, Lord?

23 And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish,

the same shall betray me.

24 The Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that

man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if

he had not been born.

25 And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He

saith unto him, Thou hast said.

26. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it;

and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27 And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye

all of it;

28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many

unto remission of sins.

29 But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the

vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.

31. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night:

for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock

shall be scattered abroad.

32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.

33 But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in

thee, I will never be offended.

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before

the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

35 Peter saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, [yet] will I not

deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith

unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to

be sorrowful and sore troubled.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto

death: abide ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed,

saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me:

nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith

unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed

is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if

this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.

43 And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

44 And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying

again the same words.

45 Then cometh he to the disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now,

and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is

betrayed into the hands of sinners.

46 Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.

47. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with

him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priest and

elders of the people.

48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall

kiss, that is he: take him.

49 And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed

him.

50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, [do] that for which thou art come.

Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

51 And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand,

and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck

off his ear.

52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for

all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even

now send me more than twelve legions of angels?

54 How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

55 In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against

a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple

teaching, and ye took me not.

56 But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets

might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

57. And they that had taken Jesus led him away to [the house of] Caiaphas

the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest,

and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end.

59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness

against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

60 and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward

came two,

61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and

to build it in three days.

62 And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answerest thou

nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said unto him, I adjure

thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the

Son of God.

64 Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you,

Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power,

and coming on the clouds of heaven.

65 Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He hath spoken

blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have

heard the blasphemy:

66 what think ye? They answered and said, He is worthy of death.

67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with

the palms of their hands,

68 saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?

69. Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him,

saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another [maid] saw him, and

saith unto them that were there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.

73 And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of

a truth thou also art [one] of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.

74 Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And

straightway the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before the cock

crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.



Matthew
Chapter 27

1. Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the

people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

2 and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate

the governor.

3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned,

repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief

priests and elders,

4 saying, I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood. But they said,

What is that to us? see thou [to it].

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed;

and he went away and hanged himself.

6 And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not

lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.

7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury

strangers in.

8 Wherefore that field was called, the field of blood, unto this day.

9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet,

saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that

was priced, whom [certain] of the children of Israel did price;

10 and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

11. Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him,

saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou

sayest.

12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered

nothing.

13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they

witness against thee?

14 And he gave him no answer, not even to one word: insomuch that the

governor marvelled greatly.

15 Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto the multitude

one prisoner, whom they would.

16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them,

Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called

Christ?

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

19 And while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him,

saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have

suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

20 Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that

they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

21 But the governor answered and said unto them, Which of the two will ye

that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called

Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

23 And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out

exceedingly, saying, Let him be be crucified.

24 So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tumult

was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude,

saying, I am innocent of the blood of this righteous man; see ye [to it].

25 And all the people answered and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our

children.

26. Then released he unto them Barabbas; but Jesus he scourged and

delivered to be crucified.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and

gathered unto him the whole band.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29 And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a

reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him,

saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from him the robe, and put

on him his garments, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him

they compelled to go [with them], that he might bear his cross.

33. And they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, The

place of a skull,

34 they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted

it, he would not drink.

35 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments among them,

casting lots;

36 and they sat and watched him there.

37 And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS

THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand

and one on the left.

39 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads,

40 and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three

days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 In like manner also the chief priests mocking [him], with the scribes

and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. He is the King of Israel; let

him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on him.

43 He trusteth on God; let him deliver him now, if he desireth him: for

he said, I am the Son of God.

44 And the robbers also that were crucified with him cast upon him the

same reproach.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the

ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,

Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 And some of them stood there, when they heard it, said, This man

calleth Elijah.

48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with

vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 And the rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh to save

him.

50. And Jesus cried again with a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit.

51 And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the

bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent;

52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had

fallen asleep were raised;

53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered

into the holy city and appeared unto many.

54 Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when

they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly,

saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

55 And many women were there beholding from afar, who had followed Jesus

from Galilee, ministering unto him:

56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses,

and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57. And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named

Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

58 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate

commanded it to be given up.

59 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock:

and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed.

61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against

the sepulchre.

62 Now on the morrow, which is [the day] after the Preparation, the chief

priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate,

63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet

alive, After three days I rise again.

64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day,

lest haply his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people,

He is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a guard: go, make it [as] sure as ye

can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the

guard being with them.



Matthew
Chapter 28

1. Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first [day]

of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord

descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it.

3 His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 and for fear of him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know

that ye seek Jesus, who hath been crucified.

6 He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, see the place

where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; and

lo, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have

told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and

ran to bring his disciples word.

9 And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took

hold of his feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then saith Jesus unto them, Fear not: go tell my brethren that they

depart into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11. Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the

city, and told unto the chief priests all the things that were come to

pass.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel,

they gave much money unto the soldiers,

13 saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while

we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and rid

you of care.

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying

was spread abroad among the Jews, [and continueth] until this day.

16. But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where

Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped [him]; but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath

been given unto me in heaven and on earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them

into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:

20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and

lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.


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