The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David,
the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat
Judas and his brethren;
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and
Naasson begat Salmon;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat
Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz
And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon
And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time
they were carried away to Babylon:
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat
Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and
Eliakim begat Azor;
And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat
And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and
Matthan begat Jacob;
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen
generations; and from David until the carrying away into
Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away
into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to
make her a publick example, was minded to put her away
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the
LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of
David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a
son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the
Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:
and he called his name JESUS.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have
seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of
the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is
written by the prophet,
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least
among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a
Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired
of them diligently what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search
diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him,
bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the
star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it
came and stood over where the young child was.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young
child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto
him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return
to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the
young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou
there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young
child to destroy him.
When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by
night, and departed into Egypt:
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children
that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from
two years old and under, according to the time which he had
diligently enquired of the wise men.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and
great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not
be comforted, because they are not.
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go
into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the
young child's life.
And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the
room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither:
notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned
aside into the parts of Galilee:
And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be
called a Nazarene.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the
wilderness of Judaea,
40:003:002 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias,
saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a
leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan,
40:003:006 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to
his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who
hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
40:003:008 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
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.
And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees:
therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not
worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and
Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his
floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn
up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be
baptized of him.
But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of
thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for
thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.
Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungred.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son
of God, command that these stones be made bread.
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.
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth
him on a pinnacle of the temple,
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge
concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high
mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and
the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me.
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.
Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and
ministered unto him.
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he
departed into Galilee;
And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is
upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of
the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them
which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into
the sea: for they were fishers.
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers
40:004:020 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the
son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee
their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
And they immediately left the ship and their father, and
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among
And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto
him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and
torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and
those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and
he healed them.
And there followed him great multitudes of people from
Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from
Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and
when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
40:005:002 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
40:005:004 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
40:005:005 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled.
40:005:007 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
40:005:008 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but
on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot
or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the
least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and
teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye
shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt
not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and
whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger
of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be
in danger of hell fire.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there
rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first
be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy
Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way
with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the
judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be
cast into prison.
Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out
thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not commit adultery:
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy
members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be
cast into hell.
And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy
members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be
cast into hell.
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him
give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit
adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old
time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto
the Lord thine oaths:
But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for
it is God's throne:
Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by
Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not
make one hair white or black.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for
whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow
of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do
not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth
in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in
secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
40:006:011 Give us this day our daily bread.
40:006:012 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may
appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret,
shall reward thee openly.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
40:006:021 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness,
how great is that darkness!
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what
ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the
body than raiment?
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they
reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of
the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to
day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much
more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall
take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
40:007:001 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote
out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of
thy brother's eye.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their
feet, and turn again and rend you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will
he give him a stone?
40:007:010 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to
you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and
broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there
be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
40:007:020 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was
founded upon a rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will;
be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy
way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him
a centurion, beseeching him,
And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy,
40:008:007 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that
thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only,
and my servant shall be healed.
For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and
I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
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.
And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and
west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
in the kingdom of heaven.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was
healed in the selfsame hour.
And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.
And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she
arose, and ministered unto them.
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his
word, and healed all that were sick:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave
commandment to depart unto the other side.
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will
follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to
lay his head.
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury
And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch
that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord,
save us: we perish.
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.
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the
Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming
out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass
by that way.
And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment
us before the time?
And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they
went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of
swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and
perished in the waters.
And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the
possessed of the devils.
And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when
they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of
And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his
And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy,
lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the
sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven
And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This man blasphemeth.
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil
in your hearts?
For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise, and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)
Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
40:009:007 And he arose, and departed to his house.
But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified
God, which had given such power unto men.
And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto
him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house,
behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him
and his disciples.
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and
not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and
the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber
mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days
will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and
then shall they fast.
No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for
that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles
break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but
they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even
now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall
40:009:019 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of
For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I
shall be whole.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole from that hour.
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the
minstrels and the people making a noise,
He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her
by the hand, and the maid arose.
40:009:026 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to
him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to
do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be
it unto you.
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them,
saying, See that no man know it.
But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in
all that country.
As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man
possessed with a devil.
And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the
multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the
prince of the devils.
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as
sheep having no shepherd.
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send
forth labourers into his harvest.
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave
them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to
heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
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;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican;
James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go
not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the
Samaritans enter ye not:
40:010:006 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
40:010:009 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes,
nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who
in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
40:010:012 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but
if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when
ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of
Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land
of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be
ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the
councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye
shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what
ye shall speak.
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaketh in you.
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the
father the child: and the children shall rise up against their
parents, and cause them to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be saved.
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone
over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and
the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the
house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that
shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what
ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to
kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
40:010:030 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to
send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law.
40:010:036 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
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.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is
not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his
life for my sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me
receiveth him that sent me.
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
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.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding
his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to
preach in their cities.
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he
sent two of his disciples,
And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again
those things which ye do hear and see:
The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and
the poor have the gospel preached to them.
40:011:006 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes
concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see?
A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft
raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings'
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto
you, and more than a prophet.
For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before
Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there
hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is
greater than he.
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
40:011:013 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to
40:011:015 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto
children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we
have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He
hath a devil.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold
a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and
sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty
works were done, because they repented not:
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre
and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and
But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be
brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been
done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained
until this day.
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
40:011:026 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man
knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.
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.
40:011:030 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn;
and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears
of corn and to eat.
But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy
disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath
But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when
he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the
shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for
them which were with him, but only for the priests?
Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days
the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are
But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and
not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
40:012:008 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
40:012:009 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And
they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath
days? that they might accuse him.
And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that
shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath
day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is
lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the
Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him,
how they might destroy him.
But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and
great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;
40:012:016 And charged them that they should not make him known:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my
soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he
shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his
voice in the streets.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he
not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
40:012:021 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind,
and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb
both spake and saw.
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth
not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and
every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself;
how shall then his kingdom stand?
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your
children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the
kingdom of God is come unto you.
Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil
his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he
will spoil his house.
He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth
not with me scattereth abroad.
Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy
shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy
Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall
be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy
Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world,
neither in the world to come.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make
the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known
by his fruit.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good
things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth
forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure
bringeth forth evil things.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words
thou shalt be condemned.
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered,
saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be
given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's
belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights
in the heart of the earth.
The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the
preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this
generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the
uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh
through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came
out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits
more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there:
and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even
so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his
brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren
stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren?
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and
said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in
heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea
And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that
he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the
fowls came and devoured them up:
Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth:
and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they
had no root, they withered away.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some
an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
40:013:009 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou
unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it
is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have
more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be
taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see
not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith,
By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing
ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are
dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any
time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
and should understand with their heart, and should be
converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous
men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have
not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and
have not heard them.
40:013:018 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and
understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth
away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which
received seed by the way side.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is
he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for
when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word,
by and by he is offended.
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth
the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of
riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that
heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth
fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty,
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto him,
Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence
then hath it tares?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said
unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root
up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first
the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather
the wheat into my barn.
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took,
and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown,
it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that
the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is
like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables;
and without a parable spake he not unto them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things
which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house:
and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the
parable of the tares of the field.
He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed
is the Son of man;
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the
kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end
of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so
shall it be in the end of this world.
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them
which do iniquity;
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom
of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a
field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy
thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man,
seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold
all that he had, and bought it.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast
into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and
gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things?
They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is
instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that
is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure
things new and old.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
parables, he departed thence.
And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in
their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said,
Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called
Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and
And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath
this man all these things?
And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A
prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in
his own house.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their
40:014:001 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is
risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth
themselves in him.
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in
prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
40:014:004 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the
multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias
danced before them, and pleased Herod.
Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she
And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me
here John Baptist's head in a charger.
And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and
them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given
40:014:010 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the
damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it,
and went and told Jesus.
When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a
desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof,
they followed him on foot out of the cities.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved
with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying,
This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the
multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy
But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them
And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two
40:014:018 He said, Bring them hither to me.
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and
took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to
heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his
disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside
women and children.
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a
ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent
the multitudes away.
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a
mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was
But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with
waves: for the wind was contrary.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them,
walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were
troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good
cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me
come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the
ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and
beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught
him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore
didst thou doubt?
40:014:032 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him,
saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
And when they were gone over, they came into the land of
And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent
out into all that country round about, and brought unto him
all that were diseased;
And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his
garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress
the commandment of God by your tradition?
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and,
He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother,
It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free.
Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by
40:015:007 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and
honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that
which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that
the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly
Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the
blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this
40:015:016 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the
mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth
from the heart; and they defile the man.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with
unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre
And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts,
and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son
of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.
40:015:025 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the
children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters' table.
Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy
faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was
made whole from that very hour.
And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of
Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those
that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast
them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb
to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the
blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have
compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now
three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them
away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much
bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they
said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
40:015:035 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks,
and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples
to the multitude.
And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and
And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into
the coasts of Magdala.
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting
desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It
will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the
sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the
face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the
A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and
there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the
prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had
forgotten to take bread.
Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we
have taken no bread.
Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little
faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought
Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of
the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many
baskets ye took up?
How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you
concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the
leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of
When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked
his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man
And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some,
Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
40:016:015 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the
Son of the living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon
Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee,
but my Father which is in heaven.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this
rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it.
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven.
Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man
that he was Jesus the Christ.
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples,
how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of
the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and
be raised again the third day.
Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it
far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan:
thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things
that be of God, but those that be of men.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after
me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with
his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which
shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming
in his kingdom.
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as
the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for
us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three
tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them:
and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and
were sore afraid.
And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not
And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save
And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be
risen again from the dead.
And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes
that Elias must first come?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first
come, and restore all things.
But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew
him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed.
Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John
And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a
certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore
vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the
And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I
suffer you? bring him hither to me.
And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and
the child was cured from that very hour.
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could
not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily
I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
40:017:021 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son
of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised
again. And they were exceeding sorry.
And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received
tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master
He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus
prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do
the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own
children, or of strangers?
Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then
are the children free.
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the
sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh
up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a
piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe
in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be
that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off,
and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into
life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet
to be cast into everlasting fire.
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye,
rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I
say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father which is in heaven.
40:018:011 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them
be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he
rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray.
Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven,
that one of these little ones should perish.
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and
tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall
hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two
more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:
but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as
an heathen man and a publican.
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall
be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
for them of my Father which is in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there
am I in the midst of them.
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:
but, Until seventy times seven.
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king, which would take account of his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him,
which owed him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to
be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and
payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and
loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid
hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him,
saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he
should pay the debt.
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very
sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O
thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors,
till he should pay all that was due unto him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye
from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these
sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of
Judaea beyond Jordan;
40:019:002 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying
unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he
which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother,
and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What
therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your
hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the
beginning it was not so.
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except
it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth
adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit
His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with
his wife, it is not good to marry.
But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,
save they to whom it is given.
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their
mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made
eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made
themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that
is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he
should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
40:019:015 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none
good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life,
keep the commandments.
He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder,
Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
shalt not bear false witness,
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself.
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept
from my youth up: what lack I yet?
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure
in heaven: and come and follow me.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away
sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go
through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into
the kingdom of God.
When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed,
saying, Who then can be saved?
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is
impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have
forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man
shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon
twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands,
for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall
inherit everlasting life.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an
householder, which went out early in the morning to hire
labourers into his vineyard.
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day,
he sent them into his vineyard.
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing
idle in the marketplace,
And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and
whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others
standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto
them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right,
that shall ye receive.
So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his
steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first.
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour,
they received every man a penny.
But when the first came, they supposed that they should have
received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
And when they had received it, they murmured against the
goodman of the house,
Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast
made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat
of the day.
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no
wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this
last, even as unto thee.
Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is
thine eye evil, because I am good?
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be
called, but few chosen.
And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples
apart in the way, and said unto them,
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be
betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they
shall condemn him to death,
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge,
and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her
sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him,
Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right
hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye
able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be
baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say
unto him, We are able.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and
be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to
sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but
it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my
And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation
against the two brethren.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the
princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they
that are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great
among you, let him be your minister;
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to
minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed
And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they
heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on
us, O Lord, thou son of David.
And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their
peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O
Lord, thou son of David.
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye
that I shall do unto you?
40:020:033 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and
immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two
Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her:
loose them, and bring them unto me.
And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath
need of them; and straightway he will send them.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying,
Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto
thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an
40:021:006 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their
clothes, and they set him thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way;
others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in
And the multitudes that went before, 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.
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this?
And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables
of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called
the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful
things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and
saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus
saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and
he lodged there.
40:021:018 Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and
found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let
no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the
fig tree withered away.
And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How
soon is the fig tree withered away!
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If
ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which
is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it
shall be done.
And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.
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?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one
thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by
what authority I do these things.
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say,
From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold
John as a prophet.
And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said
unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to
the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented,
And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered
and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say
unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto
you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of
God before you.
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye
believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed
him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that
ye might believe him.
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a
winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far country:
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants
to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed
another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they
did unto them likewise.
But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among
themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let
us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he
do unto those husbandmen?
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men,
and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which
shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,
The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is
marvellous in our eyes?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made
a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to
the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which
are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my
fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them
spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent
forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they
which were bidden were not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall
find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the
wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a
man which had not on a wedding garment:
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
40:022:014 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might
entangle him in his talk.
And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians,
saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the
way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou
regardest not the person of men.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give
tribute unto Caesar, or not?
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye
me, ye hypocrites?
40:022:019 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render
therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto
God the things that are God's.
When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him,
and went their way.
The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there
is no resurrection, and asked him,
Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children,
his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his
Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he
had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his
wife unto his brother:
40:022:026 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
40:022:027 And last of all the woman died also.
Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the
seven? for they all had her.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read
that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
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.
And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his
But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees
to silence, they were gathered together.
Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question,
tempting him, and saying,
40:022:036 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
40:022:038 This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
40:022:040 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
40:022:041 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say
unto him, The son of David.
He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I
make thine enemies thy footstool?
40:022:045 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any
man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
40:023:001 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
40:023:002 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe
and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay
them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move
them with one of their fingers.
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make
broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi,
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even
Christ; and all ye are brethren.
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your
Father, which is in heaven.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even
40:023:011 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that
shall humble himself shall be exalted.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go
in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour
widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore
ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is
made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall
swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear
by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the
temple that sanctifieth the gold?
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but
whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and
by all things thereon.
And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by
him that dwelleth therein.
And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of
God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay
tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the
weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:
these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other
40:023:024 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within
they are full of extortion and excess.
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the
cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are
like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful
outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but
within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye
build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of
And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would
not have been partakers with them in the blood of the
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the
children of them which killed the prophets.
40:023:032 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the
damnation of hell?
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and
scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some
of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute
them from city to city:
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the
earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of
Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple
and the altar.
Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her
chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
40:023:038 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
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.
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the
And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily
I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came
unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things
be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end
of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be
not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the
end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places.
40:024:008 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.
40:024:011 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the
world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place,
(whoso readeth, let him understand:)
40:024:016 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any
thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give
suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on
the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no
flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were
possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
40:024:025 Behold, I have told you before.
Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not.
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even
unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun
be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the
stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens
shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they
shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,
and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet
tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that
it is near, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till
all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of
heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the
Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating
and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so
shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in
what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and
would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of man cometh.
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.
Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming;
And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh
not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with
the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
40:025:002 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with
40:025:004 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
40:025:005 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom
cometh; go ye out to meet him.
40:025:007 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not
enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and
buy for yourselves.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that
were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far
country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability;
and straightway took his journey.
Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other
But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and
hid his lord's money.
After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and
reckoneth with them.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me
five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will
make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained
two other talents beside them.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord,
I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast
not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo, there thou hast that is thine.
His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful
servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strawed:
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine
own with usury.
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which
hath ten talents.
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have
abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even
that which he hath.
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on
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:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was
in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and
40:025:039 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto
you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of
these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from
me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil
and his angels:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me no drink:
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.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did
it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these
sayings, he said unto his disciples,
Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and
the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes,
and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high
priest, who was called Caiaphas,
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar
among the people.
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very
precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying,
To what purpose is this waste?
For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to
When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye
the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not
For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did
it for my burial.
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be
preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this
woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the
And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver
him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces
40:026:016 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that
we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him,
The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover
at thy house with my disciples.
And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they
made ready the passover.
40:026:020 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one
of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them
to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in
the dish, the same shall betray me.
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto
that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good
for that man if he had not been born.
Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is
it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for
many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit
of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because
of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the
shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered
40:026:032 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be
offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,
before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I
not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and
prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup
pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and
saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my
Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink
it, thy will be done.
And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third
time, saying the same words.
Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on
now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the
Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came,
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from
the chief priests and elders of the people.
Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then
came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out
his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high
priest's, and smote off his ear.
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his
place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he
shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it
In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come
out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me?
I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no
hold on me.
But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace,
and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought
false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of
God, and to build it in three days.
And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou
nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and
said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell
us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto
you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the
right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken
blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now
ye have heard his blasphemy.
40:026:066 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others
smote him with the palms of their hands,
Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto
him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou
And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him,
and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with
Jesus of Nazareth.
40:026:072 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said
to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the
man. And immediately the cock crew.
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him,
Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went
out, and wept bitterly.
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of
the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered
him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was
condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty
pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is
not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is
the price of blood.
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's
field, to bury strangers in.
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the
prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver,
the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of
Israel did value;
And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked
him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said
unto him, Thou sayest.
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he
Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee?
And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the
governor marvelled greatly.
Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the
people a prisoner, whom they would.
40:027:016 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto
them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus
which is called Christ?
40:027:018 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto
him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I
have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that
they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain
will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which
is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they
cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather
a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before
the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just
person: see ye to it.
Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us,
and on our children.
Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
40:027:028 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon
his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the
knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the
And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on
And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off
from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by
name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is
to say, a place of a skull,
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he
had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did
they cast lots.
40:027:036 And sitting down they watched him there;
And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the
right hand, and another on the left.
40:027:039 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it
in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come
down from the cross.
Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes
and elders, said,
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of
Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have
him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same
in his teeth.
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land
unto the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice,
saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
This man calleth for Elias.
And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled
it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the
top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints
which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went
into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching
Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done,
they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James
and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean
And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the
rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the
sepulchre, and departed.
And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over
against the sepulchre.
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was
yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the
third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him
away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so
the last error shall be worse than the first.
Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it
as sure as ye can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone,
and setting a watch.
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of
the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the
stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye:
for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the
place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from
the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there
shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and
great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met
them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the
feet, and worshipped him.
Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren
that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into
the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things
that were done.
And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken
counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him
away while we slept.
And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him,
and secure you.
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a
mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
40:028:017 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end
of the world. Amen.
END OF BOOK 40